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05-23-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 632
Posted By csport

I apologize if I was arguing for no reason....

I apologize if I was arguing for no reason. Thanks for elaborating on the details! Then the takehome for the OP is to check that the saddle can be set according to the fit (especially for the high...
04-24-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By csport

Did it several times, totally doable, especially...

Did it several times, totally doable, especially if you start fresh from Cumberland. Last year I did Hancock to Frostburg in one day.
01-20-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By csport

I have a similar brakes, Juin Tech R1, equivalent...

I have a similar brakes, Juin Tech R1, equivalent of Yokozuna Motoko. The only problem I had was the loss of brake power when Shimano organic pads overheated.

Can it be that your brakes have some...
11-24-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By csport

My conjecture is that they have low tension. The...

My conjecture is that they have low tension. The tension is lower on the non-drive side for a dished wheel anyway. If it is too low that it can go to zero when hitting potholes, accelerating or...
Forum: Northeast
10-23-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,489
Posted By csport

I live near Central Park at the boundary between...

I live near Central Park at the boundary between the Upper East Side and Harlem. Never had a problem. FWIW, I rode the full Central Park loop around midnight multiple times, no problem.

As dendawg...
10-11-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3,916
Views: 301,998
Posted By csport

85 miles, Poughkeepsie to van Cortlandt Park. No...

85 miles, Poughkeepsie to van Cortlandt Park. No rain, perfect weather.
09-16-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,812
Posted By csport

"... but this is what we think this bike is best...

"... but this is what we think this bike is best at." :innocent:
09-10-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By csport

OK, I have just recalled having heard about a...

OK, I have just recalled having heard about a stem mount conversion kit made by Giant: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/global/showcase/conduct
Maybe this will work for you with Clais 3x8?
I have no...
09-04-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3,916
Views: 301,998
Posted By csport

39 miles, 1500' elevation gain.

39 miles, 1500' elevation gain.
08-22-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By csport

Most likely you will need a longer chain. Check...

Most likely you will need a longer chain. Check the "big/big +1 " sizing method.
08-22-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,310
Posted By csport

Ultegra 6500 are gone from Shimano range,...

Ultegra 6500 are gone from Shimano range, https://productinfo.shimano.com/#/spec/ROAD/Cassette%20Sprocket
HG50, HG400 and HG200/201 are there. 9 speed cassettes are not going away, you can still get...
Forum: Touring
08-19-21, 12:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,948
Posted By csport

Yes Sir! The beginners luck is very positive. You...

Yes Sir! The beginners luck is very positive. You had a (hard to diagnose) slow leak, which is negative luck. It was compensated by a bear sighting to make the total positive. :)
07-27-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,130
Posted By csport

https://www.bumm.de/en/products/akku-batterie-ruck...

https://www.bumm.de/en/products/akku-batterie-rucklichter/produkt/329bshr.html? This one and a few others from B&M.
07-26-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By csport

First century

Quite heavy rider, just under 300#. I was trying to start training for a century as my normal long rides were about 50 miles. I intended to do a longer ride yesterday, about 65-70 miles from...
07-21-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,514
Posted By csport

Got me! Yes, saying "it will recenter" is...

Got me!

Yes, saying "it will recenter" is not right, what I meant is that one of the pistons will extend further making the pads recenter on the rotor. On TRP Spyres this was done by adjusting the...
06-21-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,384
Posted By csport

:thumb: An example of a configuration extremely...

:thumb:
An example of a configuration extremely sensitive to such side to side pressure is aero bars.
06-09-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,254
Posted By csport

I can confirm that the Double Cross is a good...

I can confirm that the Double Cross is a good bike (I have the previous model), but if you get Soma something a bit out of the ordinary is the Grand Rando:...
Forum: Touring
06-04-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,306
Posted By csport

I would avoid the lowest end bikes with a...

I would avoid the lowest end bikes with a freewheel (Trek FX 1 and Giant Escape 3) for the loaded touring. Cassette hub will be stronger than a frewheel.

Here is a journal of a guy who rode across...
03-15-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By csport

As you said, it may be too short. Check the...

As you said, it may be too short. Check the big/big + 1 full link (1") method that people mentioned. If the chain is too short you will destroy your RD when you shift into the big/big.

See also...
02-09-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,725
Posted By csport

<winter mode> Why use two when you can have...

<winter mode>
Why use two when you can have four at once? Four locks, mile 109 on the C&O Canal: https://www.canaltrust.org/pyv/four-locks/
</winter mode>
01-29-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By csport

I remember seeing IRD ones:...

I remember seeing IRD ones: https://www.interlocracing.com/shop/product/ird-conversion-cassette-shimano-hub-campy-spacing-4929 and looking at them out of curiosity (I still ride 9s, do not have any...
01-14-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By csport

Are you new to mechanical work? You can start...

Are you new to mechanical work? You can start with reading some articles on FD by Sheldon Brown: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/front-derailers.html...
01-12-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,024
Posted By csport

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html ...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
The sidewall of your tires should have inscription -- what does it say? ISO sizes (BSD=584 in your case) are unambiguous, stick with them if you can....
12-11-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,537
Posted By csport

Have you already bought the spokes? Then some...

Have you already bought the spokes? Then some 12mm brass nipples.

For an ultra-paranoid build there are Pillar DSN (double square) nipples, they require a bit longer spokes, but the threads are...
12-07-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,976
Posted By csport

2.71828 ... or is it for those who ride an...

2.71828
... or is it for those who ride an e-bike?
11-25-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By csport

I was trying to say that you should spend more on...

I was trying to say that you should spend more on the rim, not less. Anyway, a decent hub like Deore M610 can be had for $30, fancy double/triple butted spokes are about $50. Do not cheap out on the...
09-22-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,415
Posted By csport

Correct me if I am wrong, the big-big + 1 size is...

Correct me if I am wrong, the big-big + 1 size is needed for shifting into the big-big combination. The extra two half-links are needed for the chain to climb over the teeth of the big chainring or...
07-29-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,234
Posted By csport

Here is an article by Jan Heine regarding the...

Here is an article by Jan Heine regarding the upright position: https://www.renehersecycles.com/myth-5-an-upright-position-is-more-comfortable/ It explains what hokiefyd said in more detail. There is...
04-05-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
Posted By csport

Are you in the US? The link:...

Are you in the US?

The link: http://araya-rinkai.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/araya_archive_1991.pdf
The bike is on p. 15 of the PDF.
Looks like a steel hybrid with a triple.

What about...
03-29-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,220
Posted By csport

I run TRP Spyres on my bike. I can confirm what...

I run TRP Spyres on my bike. I can confirm what others said regarding compressionless: switching to Jagwire Road Pro made a huge difference for me. There are also very good Reaction cables/housing...
01-17-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,025
Posted By csport

You may be able to make it work with the current...

You may be able to make it work with the current RD. Otherwise any Shimano compatible 9 speed one, "mountain" will work. For example, Shimano Deore M591. I run Sora 3500 shifters with the M591 rear...
01-14-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,913
Posted By csport

You can go 9 speed for the same money: ...

You can go 9 speed for the same money:

Right shifter/brake lever: $12, https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sunrace-STM930-9-S-Righthand-Bicyle-Trigger-Shifter-Brake-Lever/192357608331
Left shifter: $7,...
Forum: Touring
01-10-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By csport

Many of them :) This one with thru axles:...

Many of them :)

This one with thru axles: https://blackmtncycles.com/frames/mcd-frames/ (also road+ frameset)
Double Cross (I have it), QR:...
12-13-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,382
Posted By csport

There is nothing formally wrong with requesting a...

There is nothing formally wrong with requesting a return. From the practical viewpoint I would probably just build the bike and ride it, especially with the discount you got.

Peter White has a...
12-07-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By csport

People may register their clones and open threads...

People may register their clones and open threads with common questions or threads with controversial topics: 1x vs 3x drivetrain, carbon vs aluminum vs other materials, Shimano vs Sram etc.
Isn't...
10-21-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By csport

You need the "road" version of BB7.

You need the "road" version of BB7.
06-21-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,080
Posted By csport

I have the same tires. One of the tubes I run is...

I have the same tires. One of the tubes I run is Bontrager:...
06-03-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,779
Posted By csport

Another DCD here. Mine is built with drops and...

Another DCD here. Mine is built with drops and 3x9:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1108x601/dc_2a6cde4e19985d19f899f558027ae911cc8ddf07.png

Double Cross Disc 2017
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