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04-04-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By eddiearniwhatev

I guess I could have said that the cable...

I guess I could have said that the cable placement created RESISTANCE rather than FRICTION.

So diagnostically it would have been more realistic to report that I observed resistance, which is by...
04-02-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

That was it exactly. When I put on the new...

That was it exactly. When I put on the new handlebars I passed the cable around the derailleur bolt in the wrong direction, creating just enough friction to make it incredibly hard to engage the...
03-11-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Shifter cable super tight...

Ever since I put a new set of handlebars on my Long Haul Trucker, the front derrailleur shifter cable has been super tight. It takes some effort to bring the chain to the top chainring.

I thought...
05-13-16, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,272
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Having an intermittently loose bottom bracket is...

Having an intermittently loose bottom bracket is IMHO a mechanical problem.... I'd rather have the BB not be loose ever, if possible, seems a pretty reasonable expectation.

In any case, post...
05-10-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,272
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

I think that's a really good idea. Chain...

I think that's a really good idea. Chain tensioner.

It would also be better for the bottom bracket: I imagine it isn't the best thing for the overall life of the bottom bracket for it to...
05-09-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,272
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Seems to me that replacing the bottom bracket and...

Seems to me that replacing the bottom bracket and throwing on a decent enough crank set and cog would at least eliminate the variable of the janky one piece crank. If I do my best to have a straight...
05-09-16, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,272
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Oh I see. So if i got a bottom bracket conversion...

Oh I see. So if i got a bottom bracket conversion kit and put in a whole other bottom bracket and crankset of okay quality the problem might be eliminated?
05-09-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,272
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

So it's possible that the frame just wasn't built...

So it's possible that the frame just wasn't built in the correct alignment for what I'm trying to do with it?
05-09-16, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,272
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Single speed chain tension changes

Hi, I just built up a Schwinn Varsity with a single speed one piece bottom bracket crankset and a Suntour Perfect freewheel w/ spacers and one cog. The chainline isn't perfect, I'd say it's off by a...
11-11-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Well, go figure... I don't know a damn thing...

Well, go figure... I don't know a damn thing about tri bikes, my interest is in road v. touring v. mtb. Looking all over the internet I get all sorts of contradictory theories about how the body and...
11-11-15, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

This thread actually answers the question pretty...

This thread actually answers the question pretty well:

http://www.bikeforums.net/touring/524245-why-slack-seat-tube-angles-touring-frames.html

in particular,

"Different styles of riding...
11-11-15, 02:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

i cycle on empty country roads, no tracks, no...

i cycle on empty country roads, no tracks, no cars, no cottage cheese.
11-11-15, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

It's not about excuses, but explanations. I am...

It's not about excuses, but explanations. I am interested in the way the same amount of effort on different bikes brings about such different results.

Pretty much everyone I talk to online or...
11-04-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,649
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

ks mods

I actually had rear triangle KS before, but I destroyed two of them, not stable enough. Epoxy is a good idea... I was thinking

a. add a lock washer
b. loctite the bolt
c. hose clamp the KS in...
11-04-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Actually, age was one of the control variables in...

Actually, age was one of the control variables in the experiment, as I didn't age more than a day or two between riding the road bike v. the mountain bike. So it really didn't account for anything...
11-04-15, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,649
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

The chainstays look "squished", paint cracked and...

The chainstays look "squished", paint cracked and some nice dents. That's good news though, and confirms what I read elsewhere, that such damage isn't frame stability threatening. And that welding...
11-04-15, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,649
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

crushed chainstay from over torqued kickstand

Hi

I badly dented my chainstays over torquing a kickstand onto the frame. Is it a terrible idea to weld a plate onto the frame to reinforce it?
11-04-15, 01:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

what is the relationship between frame geometry, speed and comfort?

Hello all

What is the relationship between frame geometry, speed, and comfort?

I am touring on a vintage mountain bike with an enormous wheel base. The chainstays are quite long, the distance...
Forum: Touring
09-16-15, 11:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,258
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

There is sometimes a fine line between "Sucky"...

There is sometimes a fine line between "Sucky" and "Adventuresome", isn't there? Honestly the short days are the biggest issue for me. Sunset at 4pm? With rainfall that could mean dusk at 3 or just...
Forum: Touring
09-16-15, 10:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,258
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

That is really good news about the buses, thanks.

That is really good news about the buses, thanks.
Forum: Touring
09-14-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,258
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Oh sweet! When I break down the bike and get in...

Oh sweet! When I break down the bike and get in in the bag it is rather baggy and lumpy. I hope I don't have to bring it on the train, I'm determined to cycle the whole way, but it is good to know...
Forum: Touring
09-12-15, 03:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,258
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Thanks everyone for the advice. I am from...

Thanks everyone for the advice.

I am from the Pacific Northwest of the USA so I'm accustomed to rain and cycling in temperatures as low as 0C and a little lower. For recreation in the winter I...
Forum: Touring
08-31-15, 09:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,258
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

cycling gotenburg to stockholm in mid november, any advice?

hi

I saw fit to end a lengthy European cycle tour with a cross Sweden trip in November. I am told it will probably be cold and rainy, maybe with a hint of snow Has anyone done this particular...
08-14-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,181
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

I'm not running with index shifters. Never have,...

I'm not running with index shifters. Never have, never will. For this very reason, it's easier to manage changing components with friction shifters. Threw a Shimano freewheel on the hub, works great...
08-14-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

1983 vintage Black Diamond ridge Runner serial #

Hi , I have a Black Diamond 1983 Ridge Runner MTB frame.

The serial # is ND35411.

What does the N stand for? A guy on yahoo answers says Nakamura, but won't give me any references or...
08-02-15, 05:32 AM
08-02-15, 04:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,181
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Shimano and Suntour freewheel cog cross compatibility?

Hello

I am presently attempting to replace my destroyed Suntour Perfect 6 Speed freewheel. As discussed in another thread, I saw fit to tighten it while on bike tour overseas and it subsequently...
08-01-15, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Well, pride comes before a fall, so they say......

Well, pride comes before a fall, so they say... after about 100km, as predicted, the freewheel came apart, the cone sheared off, ball bearings spilled, cogset body separated from the center of the...
07-29-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Okay! I'll keep that in mind.... I cycled about...

Okay! I'll keep that in mind.... I cycled about 5km today and noted that the clicking of the pawls was unusually low volume. But no sagging.

I'm starting a 300km cycle ride across Ireland...
07-29-15, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

The freewheel isn't THAT tight, it's just not...

The freewheel isn't THAT tight, it's just not perfect. If it doesn't smooth out with riding I'll throw the shim back on it and deal with the play, or get a new freewheel... And, dabac, the soda can...
07-29-15, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

The frame, a 1983 Diamond Back Ridge Runner, was...

The frame, a 1983 Diamond Back Ridge Runner, was designed to work with the pretty sweet but rare suntour superbe tech derraileur, the Shimano Perfect freewheel I've got has six sprockets. barcon...
07-29-15, 01:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

"Tightening" Suntour Perfect Freewheel

Hi, I'm presently touring on a vintage mtb with a suntour "Perfect" freewheel. The action on the freewheel is loose, and getting annoying as it tends to "click clack" in lower gears. (The click clack...
07-03-15, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,953
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

This is a B66, incidentally, and fietsbob, these...

This is a B66, incidentally, and fietsbob, these things can be tweaked, see below. Also I think i read on this forum that Brooks will replace the leather for some nominal fee so long as the hardware...
07-01-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,953
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

damn. okay! thanks!

damn. okay! thanks!
06-23-15, 11:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,953
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Brooks saddle tension bolt, 3H spindle

hello, I'm looking for an 8cm + long replacement tension bolt for my modified B66 Brooks saddle. Presently i'm cycle touring in Bosnia so it's hard to find a suitable replacement. Brooks does not...
Forum: Touring
06-02-15, 03:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,494
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Cycle touring Bosnia - Land Mines?

Hi, I am cycling from Zagreb Croatia to Sarajevo - Mostar Bosnia then to Split Croatia. I've heard some talk of land mines leftover from the war, does anyone have any advice re. Bosnia and real...
04-16-15, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Suntour Mountech Front Derraileur suitable replacement?

Hi, I've got a Suntour Mountech FD on a 1983 Diamond Back Ridge Runner frame. Needs replacement, getting too loose at a pivot point to shift properly.

I attempted to replace it with a cheap-o...
04-03-15, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,445
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Update: I replaced the chain, followed...

Update:


I replaced the chain, followed all park tools procedures for tuning the derraileurs. And spent a lot of time tweaking the position of the front derraileur.

If the front derraileur...
03-30-15, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,445
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

It is possible this has been a problem all along,...

It is possible this has been a problem all along, I bought the bike for the frame and didn't get a good chance to fully troubleshoot/ overhaul before I left on a 6 month trip to Europe. So I'm...
03-29-15, 01:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,445
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

can't shift to low front chainring when in high gear rear sprocket.

Hi, a better explanation:

Despite the lateral adjustment screws being loose and the front derrailleur cable completely lacking tension in the lowest gear setting, the front derraileur can't drop...
Forum: Touring
02-27-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Are these dudes gonna speak English ? Spanish ?...

Are these dudes gonna speak English ? Spanish ? (thankfully my GF is fluent in the latter)
Forum: Touring
02-27-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

ya, I've done tons of 3 pc BB overhauls, the...

ya, I've done tons of 3 pc BB overhauls, the problem here is the spindle is corroded in one spot and ought to be replaced before it f****s up the ball bearings. Cups are fine. I didn't have time to...
Forum: Touring
02-27-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Yeah, you're right, it's 9 i a cage now and I'll...

Yeah, you're right, it's 9 i a cage now and I'll replace them with 11 new ones.
Forum: Touring
02-27-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Thanks for the advice! I'm a pretty ardent DIYer...

Thanks for the advice! I'm a pretty ardent DIYer though, and I like the challenge of maintaining a 3 piece BB. Of course, unused 3H spindles aren't easy to find so I might have no choice but to get a...
Forum: Touring
02-27-15, 04:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Thanks for the shipping advice, I'll see what I...

Thanks for the shipping advice, I'll see what I can do. I am presently in Cannes and the only bike shop i could find only had higher end MTB stuff. I'm gonna try online for a while then go at it...
Forum: Touring
02-26-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

sourcing bike parts while touring Europe...

Hi all, I'm bike touring Europe (presently in France, soon to be in Spain) and I'm wondering if anyone can give me some advice about sourcing out bike parts. Part of the problem is, I'm touring on a...
12-29-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

I am looking for a new wheelset, or I'm going to...

I am looking for a new wheelset, or I'm going to get a rim which fits the tires then lace it onto the original rim. Tried contis and schwalbes, 700C x 28-38, same ISO sizings as the ones we pulled...
12-28-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

Shimano Mountain LX on an 8 speed hub?

Hi, I'm trying to switch out the wheelset on a vintage Gary Fisher "Hybrid", because the wheelset that came with the bike was inexplicably too large for any 700C tires I tried to put on it.

(To...
12-24-14, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,086
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

wheelset?

A series of questions inspired by this thread:

Frame:

The serial # is N3D5411. So far I've gathered that 3= 1983, D= April, 5411 = unit number. What could the "N" stand for?

Wheelset:
...
12-19-14, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,086
Posted By eddiearniwhatev

What are bullmoose bars? And what's the tip off...

What are bullmoose bars? And what's the tip off that it's a DB? The lugs? I intend to replace the seat post saddle handlebars pedals shifters and brake levers then tour Europe on that thing.
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