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09-16-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,381
Posted By Eric S.

My first "real" road racing bike was a 1988...

My first "real" road racing bike was a 1988 Specialized Sirrus that cost $449. That was less than 2 weeks pay for the job I had at the time. When I last had a subscription to Bicycling magazine I...
09-09-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Eric S.

Back in 1992 when I was building up a bike I...

Back in 1992 when I was building up a bike I ordered some Ultegra 8sp wheels from Performance Bike and they took forever to show up; couldn't get an answer as to what was going on. I grew impatient...
08-30-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,024
Posted By Eric S.

This VeloNews link shows it airing consistently -...

This VeloNews link shows it airing consistently -
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08-29-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,024
Posted By Eric S.

I posted here about using Peacock Premium...

I posted here about using Peacock Premium (US$4.99 for one month) and that it seems to have two feeds. The one found under "Sports" is the feed with the commentators you prefer. I'll have to confirm...
08-29-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,024
Posted By Eric S.

I'm watching using the $4.99 option of Peacock...

I'm watching using the $4.99 option of Peacock Premium. I didn't get up for pre-race coverage (4am Pacific in the US) but when I did start watching I was surprised to not be hearing Phil Liggett....
08-27-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 682
Posted By Eric S.

A few years ago I bought Nashbar-branded carbon...

A few years ago I bought Nashbar-branded carbon forks that look like the ones in your link. They don't actually say Nashbar anywhere, they were just sold as "Nashbar carbon road fork". Anyway, I've...
08-26-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,073
Posted By Eric S.

I worked at a shop in the early '80s and there...

I worked at a shop in the early '80s and there were basically two types of bar tape - Benotto Cello (ribbon) and Tressostar (cloth). We always started the wrap at the stem and it was very easy to...
08-19-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By Eric S.

This is actually a useful piece of information.

This is actually a useful piece of information.
08-19-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,199
Posted By Eric S.

Most of my bikes are 8 and 9 speed, but I have...

Most of my bikes are 8 and 9 speed, but I have one 6sp and one 10sp. Biggest difference between 6 and 10 is that I shift more on the 10.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Eric S.

Money Bags! Multiple uses

I found something to be quite useful for many things - bank deposit bags. I first bought a couple for my wife to use one to keep her tip cash in the safe. I used the other one as my commuting tool...
07-30-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By Eric S.

I bought one a few years ago but have rarely used...

I bought one a few years ago but have rarely used it, mostly because when I end up with tight tires I don't buy them again. It does work well for me.
07-29-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By Eric S.

That appears to be the same as an Origin8 I have...

That appears to be the same as an Origin8 I have on a couple bikes (one white and one faux-leather). Perfectly good seats for about $20 on eBay
Forum: Commuting
07-12-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 21,242
Posted By Eric S.

I bought some A530 pedals a few years ago when...

I bought some A530 pedals a few years ago when they were quite a bit cheaper. I rarely wear street shoes on that bike but would prefer better grip if I did.
07-04-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Eric S.

Hmm, may not work. I don't have higher end SRAM...

Hmm, may not work. I don't have higher end SRAM on my bikes but do know there is a difference between Exact Actuation and 1:1. I run an X5 medium cage on a 2x8 commuter with 1:1 Grip Shift. I...
06-29-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Eric S.

Creaking can usually be remedied by removing...

Creaking can usually be remedied by removing bolts and putting grease on the threads, and possibly a VERY light film on the bar at the edges of the stem clamp. In the event of a traditional quill...
06-25-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,919
Posted By Eric S.

For fingerless I use Gold's Gym weight gloves...

For fingerless I use Gold's Gym weight gloves from Walmart for $8.00. There's not a ton of padding in them but enough for my needs.
06-22-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By Eric S.

Living with A-Fib

Well, I spent some time in a hospital last week with atrial fibrillation. I first thought my shallow breathing may have been a Covid symptom and was tested for that - negative. My first entry into...
06-07-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By Eric S.

Check directly with Tektro - a few years ago one...

Check directly with Tektro - a few years ago one of the quick release tabs/pins fell out on one of my levers and I was able to find them on Tektro's site.
06-07-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Eric S.

Do some online digging for Shimano Deore M525/Sun...

Do some online digging for Shimano Deore M525/Sun Ringle wheels. The rear is 135mm with a 8/9/10 cassette. Good sturdy wheels and used to be available for less than $150. If you end up having to...
06-06-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,398
Posted By Eric S.

Hint for police/security departments: Buy low-end...

Hint for police/security departments: Buy low-end mountain bikes and put a rear bag with POLICE or SECURITY on it.
06-06-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By Eric S.

Basic derailleur adjustment should suffice. Do...

Basic derailleur adjustment should suffice. Do you have prior experience with this? Adjusting for the small cog is best done with the cable undone so that the derailleur is completely at rest on...
06-01-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 992
Posted By Eric S.

I haven't had to patch a tube out on the road in...

I haven't had to patch a tube out on the road in ages but carry a Rema kit with me. I only carry new, unopened "glue" and have often found that even that will dry out. A while back I bought a...
05-30-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By Eric S.

I have some Sunlite parts, but nothing "critical"...

I have some Sunlite parts, but nothing "critical" - a seat post, some seat binder bolts, probably something else, too. I did try out a 14-28 freewheel that made clunking noises while pedaling. That...
05-25-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Eric S.

They're not as cheap as they used to be but I've...

They're not as cheap as they used to be but I've been riding a pair of Shimano Deore 525/Sun Rhyno wheels since 2007 with no issues. The hubs are disc but I use V-brakes; it's kind of hard to find...
05-22-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,499
Posted By Eric S.

Twice I've been stopped by police asking if I've...

Twice I've been stopped by police asking if I've seen a suspect. On one of those occasions they also asked if I'd heard any gun shots or screaming - that time I was about 1/4 mile from home. I've...
05-13-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,688
Posted By Eric S.

I don't know Greg LeMond's inseam but he's 5' 9"...

I don't know Greg LeMond's inseam but he's 5' 9" and preferred 175mm in his racing days.

I'm pretty tall with about a 32" inseam and ride 180mm on all my bikes.
05-10-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,716
Posted By Eric S.

I've paid the premium price for Phil Wood for...

I've paid the premium price for Phil Wood for years - a nice, compact usable container for the few times I need it. I recently bought a big tub of Lucas Red 'n Tacky for $7.

The main thing with...
05-10-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By Eric S.

I started working security about a year ago and...

I started working security about a year ago and because of my experience have become the dept. mechanic. We've had two bikes experience loose freehub fixing bolts, something I've never seen in all my...
05-10-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 978
Posted By Eric S.

I have 6-, 8- and 9-speed bikes with just one...

I have 6-, 8- and 9-speed bikes with just one 10-speed in my garage. I'll be hanging on to 8- and 9-speed as long as possible; I like the feel of greater distance and more solid feel of the...
05-06-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By Eric S.

Cassette hubs are a pain to adjust with the drive...

Cassette hubs are a pain to adjust with the drive side cone buried in the freehub. The last time I overhauled a hub I got the drive side locked up tight, then got the non-drive cone set too tight. ...
05-02-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By Eric S.

The nut or sleeve part of bolts I have measures...

The nut or sleeve part of bolts I have measures .38 inches, so a 25/64 drill bit would open up the holes for use.
05-01-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By Eric S.

I grabbed a couple screenshots of what you've...

I grabbed a couple screenshots of what you've described. I worked at a shop amid that era of bikes but don't recall coming across bolts like these. Than again, it's not really the type of crankset...
05-01-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Eric S.

I found this other listing that associates them...

I found this other listing that associates them with tubeless use - maybe they're more relevant for that crowd.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=83747
04-30-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By Eric S.

I use 60psi Continental Ride Tour 1.75 on two...

I use 60psi Continental Ride Tour 1.75 on two bikes; zero flats in about 2 years. They're affordable, too, being available online for about $25 or less.
04-30-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Eric S.

I've done that with 2 SRAM 8sp cassettes. No...

I've done that with 2 SRAM 8sp cassettes. No shifting issues with mix & match.
04-16-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Eric S.

Interesting tool. One thing I have never liked...

Interesting tool. One thing I have never liked about cassette hubs is that at least one cone is covered. Freewheel hubs are so easy to set - lock things a little tight and back off the cones until...
03-30-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 946
Posted By Eric S.

I currently run just one freewheel - a Shimano...

I currently run just one freewheel - a Shimano 14-28 6sp that cost less than $15 new. I'd tried the SunRace chrome version in 6sp but it made clunking noises while pedaling; tried to "break it in"...
03-03-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Eric S.

You mentioned not replacing the cables - I don't...

You mentioned not replacing the cables - I don't replace cables unless there's a good reason to. As long as things move well, they get better with time as the strands wind tighter.
03-03-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,793
Posted By Eric S.

For me, Continental RIDE Tour (formerly Tour...

For me, Continental RIDE Tour (formerly Tour RIDE). I have them on 4 bikes (two 26" and two 700c), and one set is from 2015. Never had a flat. Just a note, online info says the 700c ones are 80psi...
02-19-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Eric S.

Definitely try soaking it in something. Many...

Definitely try soaking it in something. Many years ago I had a Shimano 105 6sp freehub start "freewheeling" in both directions in cold weather. I sprayed WD-40 in it and it started working again.
02-19-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,856
Posted By Eric S.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GENQRUy6VY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GENQRUy6VY
02-13-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,461
Posted By Eric S.

I made a living as a musician (trumpet) my adult...

I made a living as a musician (trumpet) my adult life but the entertainment landscape changed in Las Vegas and there is no living to be made performing anymore unless you're married to someone with a...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By Eric S.

I use just the front Velo Orange bolt-on skewer...

I use just the front Velo Orange bolt-on skewer that requires a special 5mm hex wrench with a hole for the pin in the skewer. For the rear I put a U-lock on the rear wheel as shown on Sheldon...
02-04-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By Eric S.

A few years ago I found a discontinued tool...

A few years ago I found a discontinued tool called Freehub Buddy, which injected grease into a freehub. It works well but you had to remove the axle and also remove the dust cap on a Shimano hub,...
02-04-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,531
Posted By Eric S.

I was riding past a school once (no...

I was riding past a school once (no computer/speedometer) and heard someone yell out "Eighteen!" - it was a motorcycle cop hiding behind a wall. Didn't get a ticket, but he certainly could have...
01-13-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By Eric S.

I used to have a 1988 Sirrus and at that time the...

I used to have a 1988 Sirrus and at that time the only real difference in the frameset of an Allez was that the Allez had a unicrown fork. The lugged Sirrus fork was beautiful - a pleasure to look...
01-13-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Eric S.

I think I had the same problem with a Joe Blow I...

I think I had the same problem with a Joe Blow I had for ~12 years. In trying to get into the barrel to see what was going on, I broke the plastic top "cap", so that was it for that pump. Been...
01-09-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,231
Posted By Eric S.

I hold a piece of cardboard between the lower...

I hold a piece of cardboard between the lower chain & rear wheel and lightly spray on each link; just enough to get into the bushing.
01-09-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,231
Posted By Eric S.

About 30 years ago I tried pure paraffin waxing...

About 30 years ago I tried pure paraffin waxing and had some skipping. Many years later I tried some version of White Lightning and experienced skipping under load. Really weird. I've been using...
01-04-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Eric S.

I've removed pins from numerous cassettes over...

I've removed pins from numerous cassettes over the years to facilitate thorough cleaning and never experienced any freehub damage by running them "loose".
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