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07-15-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By El Gato27

I thought about converting my hybrids to drop bar...

I thought about converting my hybrids to drop bar hybrids. The cost was not cheap--drop bars, shifters, etc...

Thanks for the suggestions on the bikes. Will see what the LBSs have.
07-14-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By El Gato27

Entry level recommendation

Hello,

I ride mainly hike and bike trails, mostly paved, some packed dirt, some combos. About 15 miles rides. I have two different hybrids, one with 28 tires, and one with 38 tires, depending on...
07-12-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,924
Posted By El Gato27

A few years ago I decided I had gained a few too...

A few years ago I decided I had gained a few too many pounds and decided to start exercising more and ďdietingĒ. I lost about 15 pounds and then eventually plateau even though I would exercise a...
06-20-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By El Gato27

What is this attached to rear NDS dropout?

Hello,

Recently bought a road bike that had this attached to the NDS rear dropout. I donít know what it is.

Assuming somebody on the forum know. Thank you.

FYI--I don't know why the image is...
06-19-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By El Gato27

+1 on the tube cutter--cleaner cut vs a hacksaw.

+1 on the tube cutter--cleaner cut vs a hacksaw.
06-19-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By El Gato27

I recently converted an older Specialized Sirrus...

I recently converted an older Specialized Sirrus to 1x7 using an old Sugino chainring (flat). Only one chain drop in ~500 miles, courtesy of my own foot getting in the way.
06-01-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By El Gato27

Yes, lots of hits, some places I've heard of;...

Yes, lots of hits, some places I've heard of; some places I never heard of. Just want some recommendations on where people have had good experiences--price, shipping time, etc...
Not all places are...
06-01-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By El Gato27

Source for bulk shift housing

Anyone have a source for bulk shift housing. I used to buy packs at REI but they don't sell it anymore.
I'm thinking Amazon but wanted some input.
Thanks.
05-23-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By El Gato27

Bottom bracket install problem-NDS cup does not fit

Removed a bottom bracket that was rough and rusted. Went to the bike Co-op and picked up a suitable replacement. I did not get a non-drive side cup since I had a couple at home.

I installed the...
04-25-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By El Gato27

The bike is a 2008 Fuji Absolute 3.0 with Alivio...

The bike is a 2008 Fuji Absolute 3.0 with Alivio index trigger shifters and derailleurs.No trim, only one of my bikes has the trim feature. I understand the concept of chain rub and dropping to the...
04-24-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By El Gato27

Thank you all for the input, I have gone through...

Thank you all for the input, I have gone through the Park tutorial. I'll just live with it.
I normally prefer to leave the derailleur in the middle front chainring and just shift across the rear,...
04-23-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By El Gato27

Front derailleur middle crank position

What affects the positioning of the front derailleur when in the middle crank?
When the derailleur is in the middle crank I experience chain rub and would like to shift the position of the...
04-04-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By El Gato27

It is a QR axle. Thank you for the info, very...

It is a QR axle. Thank you for the info, very much appreciated.

Felix
04-04-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By El Gato27

Rear axle spacing from locknuts

Bought a used bike with loose rear lock nuts on both sides. Normally when I repack bearings I'll leave the drive side alone, to serve as a guide when putting everything back together.
I am wondering...
01-20-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,180
Posted By El Gato27

Better work out on exercise bike vs actual cycling?

I use the stationary bike at the work gym and after 30 minutes I am drenched and I feel like I got a good work out.

Sometimes I ride (actual riding) for an hour and a half and barely break a sweat...
12-02-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By El Gato27

Brake pads thumping on wheel seam

Brake pads are thumping on the seam of front wheel when applied. They work but it's annoying.
I tried some light sanding but that didn't work. Cantilever brakes.
I was wondering if this is...
11-29-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,749
Posted By El Gato27

I ordered a pair of these, should be here in a...

I ordered a pair of these, should be here in a day or two. Bought solely for the asset optimization feature.
11-21-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,749
Posted By El Gato27

Recommendation on winter cycling pantsónot tights

Iím looking to get some cycling pants. I tried leg/knee warmers and tights many years ago and hated the constrictive/compressed feeling. I have sweatpants but they are too baggy. I was wondering if...
11-03-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By El Gato27

Picked up an Acera RD at the coop yesterday,...

Picked up an Acera RD at the coop yesterday, installed it today. After a bit of adjusting it's working well. Seems a little stretched in the big gear, but I compared it to some of my other bikes and...
11-02-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By El Gato27

I did not know the "A" derailleurs were mountain....

I did not know the "A" derailleurs were mountain. I'll stop by the bike co-op on the way home and see what they have.
At least I have some options now.
Thanks.
11-01-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By El Gato27

Shimano Sora RD, 8 speed

Shimano Sora RD, 8 speed
11-01-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By El Gato27

It's a 2004 Sirrus, I was going to flip it but...

It's a 2004 Sirrus, I was going to flip it but after doing some minimal work I really liked the ride and the fit so I'm going to keep it (#6).
I'm not sure a longer B screw will work as it would...
11-01-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By El Gato27

Way to increase cassette capacity?

I wanted a larger lower gear on a Sirrus I'm modifying and went from a 30 tooth large cog to a 34 tooth large cog. After I installed it I noticed the chain would stutter along on the jockey wheel...
10-17-18, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By El Gato27

I'm probably a few of notches below TT'ing on the...

I'm probably a few of notches below TT'ing on the Tour (one notch ~10 MPH). I'm mainly on paved hike/bike trails; occasionally on gravel trails no MTB or CX riding.
Derailleur is coming off.
10-17-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By El Gato27

I installed the front sprocket in the middle...

I installed the front sprocket in the middle position. Is this what you mean by spacing?

Thanks.
10-16-18, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By El Gato27

Converted to 1X, do I still need my front derailleur?

I recently converted an older Sirrus to 1X8. Iíve taken it out about 5 times and really like the setup. One issue I have is the front derailleur has chain rub when Iím in the highest gear. The chain...
10-14-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By El Gato27

What is the purpose of this?

Does anyone know the purpose of this slotted bent flat bar behind the seat post? Its on an older Giant hybrid womens bike.
Thanks.
...
10-05-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By El Gato27

Stopped by the Depot on the way home yesterday,...

Stopped by the Depot on the way home yesterday, they don't carry the Rust-O-leum product. They carry the Klean-Strip Premium Stripper. Active ingredient is also Methylene Chloride.
Every article I...
10-04-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By El Gato27

I was thinking of using this rust-o-leum...

I was thinking of using this rust-o-leum stripper. Supposedly good on aluminum. Frame is not bonded....
10-04-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By El Gato27

Chemical stripper for an aluminum frame

Been rehabbing a 2004 Sirrus and pretty sure Iím going to wind up keeping it. Converted it to a 1X8 and the initial test rides were really nice. Not done tweaking yet but getting close.
One thing I...
09-30-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By El Gato27

This, I re-installed the middle OEM ring and...

This,

I re-installed the middle OEM ring and noticed the "shift aids", shifted fine from middle to small ring. The OEM middle ring does have a couple of bent teeth. I'm thinking of just getting a...
09-30-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By El Gato27

Problems shifting after replacing chainrings

Hello,

In the process of rehabing a 2004 Sirrus. The chainrings were in poor condition so I decided to look for some at the local bike co-op. Was lucky enough to find three matching Sugino rings....
09-04-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By El Gato27

Gouged headset cupóis it replaceable?

Had some very stuck spacers on a fork, tried spraying it with PB blaster every day for a week, wouldnít budge so I took out the Dremel. Unfortunately I gouged the cup. Are these cups pressed in? Are...
08-21-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By El Gato27

Correction not 3/4", should have been...

Correction not 3/4", should have been 3/8".
08-21-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By El Gato27

Just realized my torque wrench is 3/4" and the...

Just realized my torque wrench is 3/4" and the bottom bracket tool is 1/2". Darn. Trip to the depot.
08-20-18, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By El Gato27

The cups were well greasd but not tight, not...

The cups were well greasd but not tight, not loose, just barely snug. I guess I'll buy a new BB.
08-20-18, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By El Gato27

Bottom bracket clicks/ thumps under load

I have a 2016 Sirrus hybrid that clicks or thumps when under a load--slight uphill climb for example. If I'm just pedaling along on a flat road it seems fine. Always on the same part of the crank...
Forum: Northeast
08-08-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By El Gato27

Thanks for the info, so maybe a hybrid. The...

Thanks for the info, so maybe a hybrid. The choice is either a road bike or a hybrid.
08-08-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By El Gato27

The Tannus (Razor Blade) tires look interesting,...

The Tannus (Razor Blade) tires look interesting, Seem to be very limited at this time. Do you use them?
08-06-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By El Gato27

Yes, my son knows how to fix a flat, just trying...

Yes, my son knows how to fix a flat, just trying to minimize that scenario in a new town.

I used to run tire liners but I got a flat once at the overlap. I had rounder the corners and filed down...
08-05-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By El Gato27

Yes on the 26" tires. It's an old GT Pantera...

Yes on the 26" tires. It's an old GT Pantera aluminum mountain bike. No suspension so that is basically a hybrid now a days. It's light ~23-24 pounds, really smooth ride.
08-05-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By El Gato27

26 x 1.5 puncture resistant tires

Was looking for Gatorskins this size and can't find them, assuming they don't make them.

Any recommendations for puncture resistant tires in this size?

Prepping my sons bike since he's moving...
Forum: Northeast
08-02-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By El Gato27

What to expect in Pittsburgh Mount Washington area

My son will start working in this area beginning in Sept. We were discussing what kind of bike he should take. We do not know the terrain (flat/hilly/mixed) or what bike paths are available.
We ride...
07-26-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By El Gato27

Because I know it's there.

Because I know it's there.
07-26-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By El Gato27

Anyone remove duct tape used as rim tape?

Bought an older mountain bike and was giving it a good cleaning and found out one of the tires has duct tape instead of rim tape.
The tire actually holds air well but I keep thinking I should...
06-20-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,035
Posted By El Gato27

Yep, we hit the trails every now and then when...

Yep, we hit the trails every now and then when he's home. About the only thing I can still beat him at. Basketball, running, are out with my knees. We'll go out for 15-20 mile rides.
06-20-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,035
Posted By El Gato27

My son plays, he shoots in the 80's, which I...

My son plays, he shoots in the 80's, which I think is decent. He's asked me to learn, I went out to the range a few times but realized I have no passion for the sport.
Keep thinking I should learn...
06-20-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,035
Posted By El Gato27

In that case I'd be happy with one bike!

In that case I'd be happy with one bike!
06-20-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,035
Posted By El Gato27

My take on the observation was from the Dad...

My take on the observation was from the Dad viewpoint. What were the odds that all 5 bikes would function properly right off the bat? Dad was probably going to spend a wee little time making...
06-17-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,035
Posted By El Gato27

5 Walmart bikes on Father's Day

Was at Walmart early this morning and saw a lady check out with 5 bikes and pile them into the bed of a pick-up truck like sacks of potatoes.
I guess the plan was to go on a bike riding outing for...
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