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05-11-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Telkwa

Went riding a few times. No skipping. Thanks to...

Went riding a few times. No skipping. Thanks to everyone for their input.

Still wondering about cassettes and component levels if anyone has the time to reply. Shimano's packaging of the...
04-28-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Telkwa

OK, thanks again for the help. The splines were...

OK, thanks again for the help. The splines were dry. I'll apply a thin layer of Never-Seez from now on.

A side note: I woke up in the middle of the night worrying about the generations of Bosch...
04-27-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Telkwa

Dangit, you specifically mentioned the chain...

Dangit, you specifically mentioned the chain whip. I guess I'll find out if the Nashbar whip is up to the challenge. I'm gonna attempt to swap out our cassettes as soon as the replacements arrive....
04-26-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Telkwa

OK, so I do not have the Bosch lockring tool or...

OK, so I do not have the Bosch lockring tool or replacement chainrings. Still, why not see if I had the tools to remove the crankarm? I assume the Nashbar tool is inferior to the Park, but it...
04-26-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Telkwa

The 2018 Trek Powerfly 5's took an 11-42 rear...

The 2018 Trek Powerfly 5's took an 11-42 rear cassette. Mine runs 29" wheels. My wife's has 27.5 wheels. I thought maybe the cassette would be different but no.
Got the bikes back from dealer...
04-25-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Telkwa

OK, thanks 2old. A year or two ago I bought one...

OK, thanks 2old. A year or two ago I bought one of those Nashbar bike repair kits. I don't know what some of the gizmos inside are for, but one of them appears to be an ISIS puller, which...
04-25-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Telkwa

Yes, that would be awesome to be able to swap out...

Yes, that would be awesome to be able to swap out the little cogs and keep the cassette.

Thanks for your replies. You were on the right track.

The guy who called from the bike shop said they...
04-24-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Telkwa

Bosch Performance CX Gen 2 chainring

Anybody have experience replacing the chainring on a Bosch Gen 2 Performance CX?
This video This video indicates no puller needed. This guy uses a hex wrench, ratchet, and lockring tool. That's it....
04-24-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Telkwa

Someone from the shop called. He was able to get...

Someone from the shop called. He was able to get my wife's bike to skip but not mine. Odd. Mine was much worse.
Anyway, he said it's the cassettes. I jumped to the worst possible conclusion thinking...
04-22-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Telkwa

Yeah, I can do that, but I think we're taking the...

Yeah, I can do that, but I think we're taking the bikes in tomorrow morning and it's raining today.

The teeth on the cassette sure do look different than the plain old teeth on the bikes we grew...
04-21-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Telkwa

There's some sort of clutching mechanism inside. ...

There's some sort of clutching mechanism inside. Move the pedals forward and the sprocket turns. Move the pedals backward, the sprocket does not move.

veganbikes, I hope you're right. I paid...
04-20-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Telkwa

Well, I try to avoid the smallest cog because the...

Well, I try to avoid the smallest cog because the chain has to twist quite a ways to get there, but it's often on the second to smallest cog when I get the skip. A few more details about our...
04-09-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Telkwa

Unhappy Trek Powerfly 5 - I hope it's not what I think

Our usual ride is about 24 miles on a rail-to-trail. Nothing radical. The Trek odometer is at about 4100 miles.

Over the last few rides I've noticed an alarming skip at the pedals. If I stop...
03-12-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 372
Posted By Telkwa

OC&E - how rough is it?

I'm curious about the OC&E Woods Line rail-to-trail. One end of the trail is in Klamath Lake area. The Oregon State Parks website...
11-07-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By Telkwa

Hmmm, crickets. I bought two more lengths of...

Hmmm, crickets.
I bought two more lengths of SRAM PC1051, and two lengths of KMC x10e. I've got everything I need for chain cleaning and lubrication. Our ride is almost always the same route and...
11-02-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By Telkwa

I picked up a Park chain checker. The CC 3.2. ...

I picked up a Park chain checker. The CC 3.2. The chain that broke was still within .5%. My wife's was at .75%. Replaced hers too.

So, slomoshun, have you tried some e-bike chain? Do you...
11-01-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By Telkwa

e-bike chains

I blew up a chain on my mid-drive e-bike at about 1200 miles. Replaced it with plain old SRAM 1051. Paying more attention to chain mtc. since then.

At least one manufacturer (KMC) is marketing a...
09-01-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By Telkwa

Hiawatha Trail - Pearson trailhead?

We're planning to ride the Hiawatha Trail a coupla weeks from now. Has anyone driven the dirt road from Wallace to the Pearson Trailhead? The Hiawatha Trail website claims the road is well...
01-28-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Telkwa

+1 I almost mentioned marketing in my original...

+1 I almost mentioned marketing in my original post, but didn't want to sound too cynical.

We're in our 60's, so no DH for us. Most of our riding is gravel rails-to-trails. To be honest, my...
01-27-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Telkwa

What does suspension travel have to do with tire choice?

I bought a coupla Conti Trail King folding tires recently. The piece of cardboard that wrapped around the folding tires had a graph inside. Conditions were listed along the horizontal X axis...
01-29-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,542
Posted By Telkwa

UPDATE: ERGON GRIPS Hey, I've got an...

UPDATE: ERGON GRIPS

Hey, I've got an update. Something that most people probably wouldn't realize. Recently I bought Ergon grips for both of my bikes. Bought 'em online. The Ergons come in...
01-28-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,542
Posted By Telkwa

It's helpful to hear from others. I appreciate...

It's helpful to hear from others. I appreciate it. I've been told that surgery is considered "last resort". They want you to try everything - braces, cortisone, etc. - before going in and pulling...
01-24-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 627,859
Posted By Telkwa

SJX, I think you've hit on a central truth here. ...

SJX, I think you've hit on a central truth here. The folks posting are bike enthusiasts who spend more time on, and with, their bikes than the average person.

You also pegged me correctly. ...
01-24-18, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,542
Posted By Telkwa

Thumb arthritis (CMC) workarounds

OK, so there's a sub-thread now, let's see if it's working. What have folks done to keep riding with CMC osteoarthritis? BTW, CMC stands for "carpometacarpal", the joint at the base of the thumb. ...
01-24-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 15,531
Posted By Telkwa

To The Original Poster - I read the first...

To The Original Poster -
I read the first coupla pages before skipping to the end. I'm approaching 62. Same thing here - body (and mind) not performing as expected.

I grew up on bicycles, but...
01-24-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 627,859
Posted By Telkwa

I've scrolled through all or most of this thread....

I've scrolled through all or most of this thread. Lots of nice pictures of really nice bikes, owned by folks who clearly love their rides.

But something is out of whack here. This thread is...
01-18-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,583
Posted By Telkwa

Well, if you're in doubt throw money at it. We...

Well, if you're in doubt throw money at it. We went and bought a Liv Amiti-E yesterday. "S" frame size fit her very nicely. There wasn't an XS and M to compare so I can't say absolutely for sure...
01-18-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 762
Posted By Telkwa

Liv LCD display won't turn off

We bought a Liv Amiti-E yesterday. Rained during the 1.5 hour drive home. We brought it inside and wiped the bike off with some towels. Noticed the LCD display was ON. Pushed the button, display...
01-14-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,583
Posted By Telkwa

I'm sorta in the same boat as you. My wife is...

I'm sorta in the same boat as you. My wife is interested in an ebike but it's a heck of a lot of money just to find out if she's really gonna use it.

On top of that, she's only 4'11". Inseam...
01-05-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By Telkwa

Hey, thanks everyone - I measured her body...

Hey, thanks everyone -

I measured her body dimensions and her old bike. Wrote it all down. Time to look for actual bikes to sit on.

Good old paper and pencil still comes in handy. I didn't...
01-01-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 935
Posted By Telkwa

I've been using 18650 headlamps for the last few...

I've been using 18650 headlamps for the last few years. Work-related, not bicycle. Have a Nitecore HC30, an Armytek Wizard Pro, and a nice little Zebralight. All of these are basically flashlight...
12-31-17, 12:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 733
Posted By Telkwa

Smallest Fuji Addy frame?

Nashbar's got the Women's Fuji Addy 1.0 marked down.

Anyone got hands-on experience with the tiniest one, the 13" frame?

My wife is 4'11". Wondering what're the chances.
12-31-17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By Telkwa

Anyone seen the smallest Women's Trek PowerFly 5?

The 2018 Trek Powerfly's are supposed to be out by the end of the month.

My wife is 4'11".

I'm very curious about the smallest Women's Powerfly 5.

Apparently these bikes are too expensive to...
12-26-17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 935
Posted By Telkwa

Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention it looks like the...

Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention it looks like the Thorfire I bought might have been assembled from broken ones. The metal backplate is stained with some kind of crust, the lenses are slightly...
12-25-17, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 935
Posted By Telkwa

eBay Thorfire CREE-L2

Hi, guys -

On a whim I bought one of those two-LED Thorfires you see on eBay. They kinda look like an owl's face the way the two wings come off the corners. Came with a battery pack and all for...
12-25-17, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Telkwa

OK, here we go. I think I attached a pic. Geez,...

OK, here we go. I think I attached a pic. Geez, it's been a while since I used GIMP...

Yay, it worked! The dinky mounting screw sits way back from the light's center of gravity, so there's...
12-25-17, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Telkwa

How does a person post a pic? Does the website...

How does a person post a pic? Does the website host images or do you have to post them to photobucket or etc. and link back to the forum?
12-23-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Telkwa

There's a grommet hanging on the cable, just...

There's a grommet hanging on the cable, just outside the aluminum bulb housing. The hole is too small for the grommet so it just sits there useless.

So I have to get the cable entirely out of the...
12-19-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Telkwa

Looking for info on repairing electrical wires

I've got an old MagicShine light, a cheesy eBay Thorfire, and some battery packs. All of them seem to have the same watertight plugs.

What are these plugs called, and can they be replaced?
...
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Telkwa

1990 or 91 DB axis team

Screaming green neon. Some chips in the paint and some chain dings around the bottom bracket. My impression is this bike might have been raced several times before I bought it in 1991.

I rode...
09-26-10, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By Telkwa

Thanks once again for the replies. BluesDaddy...

Thanks once again for the replies. BluesDaddy especially, for trying to get things back on track. I should have been more specific about the bicycle in the first post. This is a MTB. I believe it...
09-25-10, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By Telkwa

Good morning, and thanks for the replies. I...

Good morning, and thanks for the replies.

I don't know about the steerer, and have very little experience with threadless headsets at all. Only our Cannondale tandem has one. I've never tried to...
09-24-10, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By Telkwa

Suspension forks on an old race bike?

Would it be a mistake to put modern suspension forks on an old frame? I have a DB Axis Team ('94 or thereabouts) and wondering if replacing original forks with suspension would throw off geometry,...
09-21-10, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,278
Posted By Telkwa

Thanks again, guys. I lived on my bikes when I...

Thanks again, guys. I lived on my bikes when I was a kid. But we had no internet in the '60's and '70's, so if you had a question about your bike you kinda had to figure it out for yourself or...
09-19-10, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,278
Posted By Telkwa

Hey, thanks for the replies. How did you pull...

Hey, thanks for the replies. How did you pull up the detailed info re: FC-M etc. etc.? I need to get up to speed on this stuff. I loaned him a Deore XT crankset off my old neon green Diamondback...
09-19-10, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,278
Posted By Telkwa

Replace Acera crankset with??

Hi, guys & gals -
A co-worker bought a Scott Aspect 55 with Shimano Acera square taper crankset. He's already
worn out the riveted Acera chainrings. I told him I thought the easiest thing to do...
06-05-10, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,644
Posted By Telkwa

No, not at all. All this information is helpful....

No, not at all. All this information is helpful. I asked "one" question to start the thread, but there are many more questions behind that one so it's all good. I especially like hearing how...
05-31-10, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,644
Posted By Telkwa

I emailed Dinotte once and they really got cranky...

I emailed Dinotte once and they really got cranky about me suggesting that I hook a 7.2v lithium pack to the 4AA taillight. They claimed that the two lightheads were different and that the 4AA one...
05-23-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,644
Posted By Telkwa

What did you use for your waterproof connectors?

What did you use for your waterproof connectors?
05-23-10, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,644
Posted By Telkwa

Dinotte 200AA power options

Good morning!
We have a Dinotte 200AA, with the standard battery holder and 9-volt battery connectors.

I'm thinking about trying something different, maybe using Trailtech connectors or what have...
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