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02-18-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By goldfinch

Success. The riser handlebar made a big...

Success. The riser handlebar made a big difference. Tested over several long rides so it looks like we solved her problems with fit.
02-01-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By goldfinch

Based on the fact that stem extenders are not...

Based on the fact that stem extenders are not suitable for carbon steerers and that top loaded adjustable stems are at best iffy, she ordered the riser handlebar instead. We will see it is enough to...
01-31-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By goldfinch

She is already using a very steep stem. I am...

She is already using a very steep stem. I am thinking of going with the steep stem and then adding "riser" drop bars, like the Surly Truck Stop. I am squeamish about the carbon steerer and the...
01-31-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By goldfinch

adjustable stems and carbon

A biking buddy of mine is having back and neck issues when riding more than about 40 miles. She would like to be able to raise her handlebars. Unfortunately, she has a carbon fork and steerer, so a...
01-18-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By goldfinch

Good idea. Thanks.

Good idea. Thanks.
01-16-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By goldfinch

Did all but spokes. Will do. Thanks.

Did all but spokes. Will do. Thanks.
01-16-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By goldfinch

Funny, but I am sure that is not it, I've ridden...

Funny, but I am sure that is not it, I've ridden with many different shoes and I've never done such a thing. I did swap out pedals in just in case but it made no difference.
01-16-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By goldfinch

puzzling creak trouble shooting

I have a small Giant Rincon budget mountain bike that my sister rides when visiting. I bought it used for cheap ($10). The bottom bracket was shot. The shifters shot. Most everything in bad...
08-25-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By goldfinch

Contis don't come in 32s for 650b, widest is 28...

Contis don't come in 32s for 650b, widest is 28 and that is likely too narrow for my rims.

You think the ramblers are fast on pavement? They don't feel fast on pavement to me, but I know...
08-24-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By goldfinch

Good detective work! I am now leaning towards the...

Good detective work! I am now leaning towards the Rene Herse 42s and running them tubeless. Usedhe flat to tubeless on my mountain bike so that might help with the flat issue.
08-24-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By goldfinch

The XR. Without fender max size apparently is a...

The XR. Without fender max size apparently is a 650b x 47 for my small frame.
08-24-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By goldfinch

Checked out the Challenge Strada Bianca. ...

Checked out the Challenge Strada Bianca. Unfortunately, not available in 650b. Not a lot of choices out there.
08-24-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By goldfinch

Yes. I see the Rene Herse narrow width tires...

Yes.
I see the Rene Herse narrow width tires are not recommended tubeless. I'd have to go wider. Leaning towards the tubed 38s, which are the narrowist Rene Herse in 650b.
08-23-21, 05:51 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

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Minnesota Munger trail.
08-23-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,266
Posted By goldfinch

I use mine a lot. Mostly on other people's bikes...

I use mine a lot. Mostly on other people's bikes in the neighborhood that seem to have a propensity of falling over on the derailleur side.
08-23-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By goldfinch

New to gravel bikes and have tires questions

I have a Norco Search gravel bike with a 45.5 frame. I've been riding it around northern Minnesota and Wisconsin and am happy with the bike and the fit. I ride about 50% gravel/forest roads and 50%...
05-10-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By goldfinch

The BB I ordered turned out to not be available. ...

The BB I ordered turned out to not be available. I remain stuck with a bike with no BB that fits.
05-09-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By goldfinch

After hours googling I found a E style bb that...

After hours googling I found a E style bb that has a 123 spindle length. Ordered and hoping.
05-08-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By goldfinch

I am pretty sure I need a 122.5 spindle to use...

I am pretty sure I need a 122.5 spindle to use the original crank or the replacement triple I had from a different bike. But there are no E types available with that spindle length. I ordered some...
05-08-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By goldfinch

I am trying to figure this out. I think that if...

I am trying to figure this out. I think that if I want to use the triple cranks that I have I would need an E type bottom bracket, 68mm with a 122.5 spindle. Shimano BB-UN300-E would be it. But,...
05-07-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By goldfinch

Supplemental questions: I made the error of...

Supplemental questions: I made the error of throwing the old BB away as I planned to put on a matched set of a standard square taper BB and crank. Now that wont work. How do I determine the proper...
05-07-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By goldfinch

The bb spindle turned smoothly before the...

The bb spindle turned smoothly before the install. When I tried installing without the E type front der the spindle turned fine but I couldn't get the replacement deraiileur to work, the crank was...
05-07-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,168
Posted By goldfinch

Look at the risks. Look at the benefits. If...

Look at the risks. Look at the benefits. If something went wrong it could go very wrong, with a tire off the rim at speed. Probability of that happening is unknown but people have laid out reasons...
05-07-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By goldfinch

bottom bracket crank install problems

I have a Giant mountain bike of uncertain vintage. The bottom bracket was shot. i removed it and the triple crank, which had some years of bleached out ugliness. I decided to replace them with a...
04-06-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By goldfinch

Thanks for the link. my hunch at this point is...

Thanks for the link. my hunch at this point is that it is something in the lever. In the interest of getting on the mountain bike before I head back north I ordered a replacement rear brake system...
04-06-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By goldfinch

I checked for line damage and kinks early on.

I checked for line damage and kinks early on.
04-04-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By goldfinch

I cleaned the bleeder. Didn't work. I swapped...

I cleaned the bleeder. Didn't work. I swapped bleeders with the front brake. Didn't help, still can't push syringe. I ended up with a nice explosion of mineral oil by pushing too hard. Dang it.
04-04-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By goldfinch

I'll try this next.

I'll try this next.
04-04-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By goldfinch

I can't think of a thing to do here. Make...

I can't think of a thing to do here. Make sense to spend $50 for a replacement rear brake lever/cable/caliper set? Or is there something else short of that to try first? Like disconnecting...
04-04-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By goldfinch

Open a full turn, nothing. Yeah, it is the...

Open a full turn, nothing. Yeah, it is the correct lever.
04-04-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By goldfinch

I know, I know. I meticulously followed...

I know, I know. I meticulously followed instructions. Top port open, cup screwed in, plug out. Bottom port opened after attaching hose. First opened 1/8 turn, went as far as 1/2. Syringe moved...
04-04-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By goldfinch

Problems with brake bleed

I have a 2014 Mountain bike with hydraulic Shimano SLX brakes. Brakes never bled. Mushy lever on rear brake. friend suggested that I bleed the brake as pad change didn't cut it. I bought a...
01-15-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By goldfinch

So, I will try moving cassettes. It is an 11...

So, I will try moving cassettes. It is an 11 speed DT Swiss hub that I want to fit the nine speed cassette on. It does have a spacer for the 10 speed cassette. Will search for what I might need for...
01-12-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By goldfinch

9 speed cassette on 10 speed shimano hub?

I have a nice set of handbuilt wheels with a shimano 10 speed cassette. The hub might also fit 11 speed cassettes, I can't remember for sure. Anyway, I would like to move these wheels to the bike I...
01-07-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By goldfinch

For purposes of completeness, the new front der...

For purposes of completeness, the new front der was pointless. Changed to twist shifter and that took care of the problem.
01-07-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By goldfinch

Gave up too soon, found the...

Gave up too soon, found the manual.chrome-extension://oemmndcbldboiebfnladdacbdfmadadm/http://pdfstream.manualsonline.com/1/1f33a5db-593d-4c9e-b6bb-c76a67d0afee.pdf

Got the issues resolved.
01-07-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By goldfinch

older bontrager front hub issues

My 2007 Serotta Racelite front wheel (Bontrager I believe) is very slightly loose. I cannot figure out how to adjust the bearing or replace them if necessary. I have replaced bearings and adjusted...
11-18-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By goldfinch

Ordered a new front der that is cheap and maybe...

Ordered a new front der that is cheap and maybe has a weaker spring. We will see.
11-17-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By goldfinch

Tried adjusting cage. Tweaked a few times for...

Tried adjusting cage. Tweaked a few times for minor changes. Checked indexing. No difference in shifting.

I hunted around to see if I had any ders that had the 28.6 clamp size, I don't have...
11-16-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By goldfinch

Yeah, I am confident of the cable routing, but I...

Yeah, I am confident of the cable routing, but I will try the tip on bottom bracket guide.
11-16-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By goldfinch

Interesting tip on the rotation. I'll try that...

Interesting tip on the rotation. I'll try that tomorrow.
11-16-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By goldfinch

I"ll look and see if I can shorten. EDIT: ...

I"ll look and see if I can shorten.

EDIT: Took off about an inch and a half, the max I could get rid of. No difference.

Ugh!
11-16-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By goldfinch

Cable tension and lower limits checked and...

Cable tension and lower limits checked and rechecked. In fact, cable tension doesn't seem to matter a whole hill of beans on this bike.

I did go through to make sure that the rotation and...
11-16-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By goldfinch

Hard to upshift front deraiileur

Front der is an EXAGE 400LX. The up shift with trigger shifters is extremely difficult. It downshifts easily. This is what I have done:

1. Cleaned out shifters with PB blaster.
2. New cable...
04-17-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By goldfinch

I like these. Have to see if they sell anywhere...

I like these. Have to see if they sell anywhere near me (holed up in our Arizona home awaiting virus pause to go back to Minnesota home). EDIT: no indication of US sales of anything bu the mountain...
04-17-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By goldfinch

I have two road bikes, a Madone (43cm carbon) and...

I have two road bikes, a Madone (43cm carbon) and a Serotta (44cm titanium) Both have 650c wheels. Don't need a lot of assist but I don't know how hard it would be to put an assist on such small...
04-16-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By goldfinch

If it looks like the Creo might be out this year...

If it looks like the Creo might be out this year in xs I will probably wait. I want the light weight, and something comfortable for long rides (75 miles or more). Rather not fuss with custom unless...
04-16-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By goldfinch

Extra small lightweight roadbike?

I am very short, using a 43 to 44cm road bike size. Does anyone make a road bike that is electric assist that small? It looks like Trek's Domane is not even small. One of the Specialized Creo's on...
03-08-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By goldfinch

Think I will try this on the old 105 I am going...

Think I will try this on the old 105 I am going to try again.
03-08-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By goldfinch

If I set the Sora derrailleur high, higher than...

If I set the Sora derrailleur high, higher than the millimeter or two that is generally recommended for clearance, I can get to the large ring. But, It isn't far enough out to avoid scraping the...
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