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02-19-14, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By mikepwagner

Converting (cable shifted) Alfine 11 to Di2?

Does anyone know if the Di2 motor will fit a cable shifted Alfine 11? I see that they sell the shifting motor separately, so I wonder if I could get a motor, whatever controller I need and a battery...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-13, 08:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,641
Posted By mikepwagner

Does anyone have experience with these style of...

Does anyone have experience with these style of fenders - which seem to cover a large portion of the diameter of the wheel, but do not cover a large potion of the cross section of the tire? How...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-13, 02:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,641
Posted By mikepwagner

I don't know if you are responding directly to my...

I don't know if you are responding directly to my post, but I don't think any of the hydraulic brifters meant for derailleurs will work for IGH. I haven't looked at the Versa innards, but I think IGH...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-13, 02:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,641
Posted By mikepwagner

I bought a new Civia Bryant last spring from a...

I bought a new Civia Bryant last spring from a bike shop in Montana (through eBay). It cost me $1000, and had IGH, disc brakes, and a Gates belt drive.

I was pretty happy with it.

Partly...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-13, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By mikepwagner

Yeah, that was the only real option for drops...

Yeah, that was the only real option for drops bars. I read a couple of years ago that J Tech was going to make a shifter for the Alfine 11. I haven't heard anything about it. I like the idea of a bar...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-13, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,579
Posted By mikepwagner

I have only ridden with the Alfine 11 for a...

I have only ridden with the Alfine 11 for a couple of hours, but it seems like an upgraded Alfine 8 - more even gear spacing, and a shifting mechanism that makes more sense to me.

It's little...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-13, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By mikepwagner

I remember reading that. I didn't actually do the...

I remember reading that. I didn't actually do the conversion, but my impression is that the guy who did the work ran into a different set of problems than were on the ecovelo site.

Mike
Forum: Commuting
07-03-13, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By mikepwagner

I expect to complete my "build" of the bike next...

I expect to complete my "build" of the bike next month - then I will post a picture.

The final piece is Luxos U headlight (which is on order) - I like to ride pretty late at night, and I also...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,579
Posted By mikepwagner

I couldn't agree more - I am glad to see the...

I couldn't agree more - I am glad to see the diversity of mechanism out there. I was intrigued by the NuVinci as well - I saw an REI branded bike at one of there stores that came with a NuVinci hug...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,579
Posted By mikepwagner

The "jumps" between the gears on an Alfine 11...

The "jumps" between the gears on an Alfine 11 feel pretty regularly spaced to me, and I think it has an equivalent range (maybe larger?) than the NuVinci. The gear ratios in the Alfine 11 are...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-13, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By mikepwagner

Civia Bryant converted to Alfine 11

I feel a little guilty posting here because I am not commuting on this bike - yet. :) But folks in this forum have been very helpful when I asked a question ...

I got a patent award at work -...
06-19-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By mikepwagner

Aroud here (Raleigh. NC), when I looked last year...

Aroud here (Raleigh. NC), when I looked last year $1 minute seemed pretty common. I'm not a pro, so a $30 fitting that coincidentally took about 1/2 hour :) worked just fine for me.
06-06-13, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By mikepwagner

Calling them was the right advice Booger1 -...

Calling them was the right advice Booger1 - thanks very much.

2 pieces of 1/16" stainless custom cut to .5" X 24 " came to just under $20 shipped to my house. About $4 for the stainless and $15 in...
06-06-13, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By mikepwagner

If I can get it for $20-$30 I'd be happy. I will...

If I can get it for $20-$30 I'd be happy. I will give them a call.

Thanks,

Mike
06-06-13, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By mikepwagner

Different strokes, I guess as far as what's a big...

Different strokes, I guess as far as what's a big deal or not.

The light I am looking at has a pretty carefully designed reflector, and is optimized for mountnig at a certain height If I can...
06-06-13, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By mikepwagner

When I looked at McMaster-Carr on Online Metals,...

When I looked at McMaster-Carr on Online Metals, the thinnest flat bar they had was 1/8", which is about twice as thick as I need.

Am I searching incorrectly?

Mike
06-05-13, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By mikepwagner

Good, I was pretty sure that I was not that far...

Good, I was pretty sure that I was not that far off.

As to the design, here is the rack.

http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/accessories/racks-decaleurs/vo-constructeur-front-rack.html

My...
06-05-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By mikepwagner

Are my units off? I measured with a micrmeter,...

Are my units off? I measured with a micrmeter, so I guess that I could be off by a factor of 10. Is "0.0062" very likely?

Here's a picture of the brackets I measured just beacuse I had them...
06-04-13, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By mikepwagner

Where to find 1/2" X 24" Stainless Steel strap?

I have an idea for mounting a headlight on a Velo-Orange "Constructeur" front rack. To do what I want, I'd need a stainless steel strap about a 1/2" wide, about 24" long, and about .065" inches thick...
04-18-13, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By mikepwagner

"Quick Release" headlight w/Shimano dynohub

I'd like to have a dyno powered headlight, since I keep forgetting to charge my headlight. I am thinking of having a Shimano dynohub front wheel built, and I'd like get an LED headlight in the < $200...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,314
Posted By mikepwagner

I found a new Civia Bryant for 1K on eBay. I...

I found a new Civia Bryant for 1K on eBay. I don't do any regular commuting, but it would fit your price range. It does have drop bars, which may make it a no go for you. Other than that it has disc...
02-21-13, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,733
Posted By mikepwagner

The same thought I occurred to me. I will find...

The same thought I occurred to me. I will find out - I ordered a couple of bolts from

http://www.mrmetric.com

Thanks to all.
02-21-13, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,733
Posted By mikepwagner

You are correct. I went to the LBS where I bought...

You are correct. I went to the LBS where I bought the kickstand, and they had a tool to measuer the thread pitch, and it was 1.5. They didn't have the bolt I need, but now I can check around.

So I...
02-20-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,733
Posted By mikepwagner

Bolt specification for Pletscher kickstand

I bought a Pletscher kickstand for my new Civia Bryant. Unfortunately, the hex head bolt that comes with the kickstand won't fit in the recessed mounting hole on the kickstand mounting plate on the...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-13, 11:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,153
Posted By mikepwagner

I think that sliding vertical dropouts are the...

I think that sliding vertical dropouts are the technically superior solution. They's be on my dream bike. :)

When you about your builder are you talking about someone who builds custom frames for...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,153
Posted By mikepwagner

I must be the only person who can't get reliable...

I must be the only person who can't get reliable readings from the iPhone app. If I try several times in a row, I get readings from 20hz to 120hz.

On the other hand, the mechanic at the shop where...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By mikepwagner

As far as the fender fitting issue, I just...

As far as the fender fitting issue, I just returned the SKS and bought some that fit without duct tape and bailing wire. I say that with respect, as the one time owner of 1956 (pre-unit) Triumph 650...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By mikepwagner

Velo Orange "Constructeur" front rack on Civia Bryant?

I would like to mount a Velo-Orange "Constucteur" front rack on my Civia Bryant:

http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/vo-constructeur-front-rack.html

My concern is the upright at the rear of...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By mikepwagner

I can't use the SKS fenders - the disc brake on...

I can't use the SKS fenders - the disc brake on the front interferes with the stays.
Forum: Commuting
02-12-13, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By mikepwagner

Civia Belt Drive Bryant - Fender and Changing a (rear) flat

I am considering putting fenders on my Civia Bryant. It has occurred to me that in order to change a flat rear tire I will need to slide the rear wheel back about an or so - the Bryant has horizontal...
02-01-13, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By mikepwagner

Thanks - and the pdf is very useful. It sort of...

Thanks - and the pdf is very useful. It sort of sucks that the two dial type torque wrenches from Park Tools are inappropriate for measuring this range. 8-9 Nm is 70-90 inch pound. The little park...
01-31-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By mikepwagner

Avid BB5 CPS screw torque specs?

I just picked up a new Civia Brynt (for $1025!), and the BB5s have a slight scraping sound.

I a web page with instructions:
...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-13, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By mikepwagner

The bike arrive just as promised - brand new for...

The bike arrive just as promised - brand new for $1025!

The Afine 8 made a little noise when I first got it. I emailed the seller (it turned out to be Big Sky Bikes of Missoula, MT), and they told...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By mikepwagner

The seller says that the bike is completely...

The seller says that the bike is completely assembled at his bike shop, and then the handlebars, pedals and front wheel are removed.

I guess that I will find out - I won with a bid of $1025!
...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By mikepwagner

I am assuming that it's not centertrack - that...

I am assuming that it's not centertrack - that I'd have to upgrade to that.



I bought a BD bike last year, and assembly pretty much fun. If the Bryant was about as easy to assemble, that would...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-13, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By mikepwagner

Civia Bryant for $1025 on eBay?

knights1953 is selling new Civia Bryants in several different sizes on eBay, with a starting bid of $1025.

Has anyone here bought a bike from him? How much assembly is required?

I've also...
01-17-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,204
Posted By mikepwagner

Building a bike: Alfine 11 + Soma Van Ness

I really like the look of a logged steel frame, and I'd like to try out the Alfine 11 IGH.

I have never built a bike before, though I do maintain my own. Decades ago, with a few tools, less money,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-12, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By mikepwagner

New Pearl Izumi arm warmers - silicone on outside of top "cuff"?

I have a set of Pearl Izumi leg warmers and arm warmers. On both of them, there is silicone on the outside of the top "cuff".

For the leg warmer, that make sense - my riding shorts have silicone...
08-14-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,363
Posted By mikepwagner

200 miles / 8 hours = 25 mph average speed. ...

200 miles / 8 hours = 25 mph average speed.

That's really cooking for a double century. Was it hilly?

Mike
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-12, 08:07 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,784
Posted By mikepwagner

Do you have some examples in mind?

Do you have some examples in mind?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,784
Posted By mikepwagner

If the driver had no assets, it sounds like the...

If the driver had no assets, it sounds like the lawyer did the best that could be done, and moved on.

And so did you.

A legal system implements an approximation of justice - and any legal...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 09:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,534
Posted By mikepwagner

I moved from a low end (but still LBS) 1988 steel...

I moved from a low end (but still LBS) 1988 steel mountain bike with who knows what kinds of shifters to an Ultegra equipped CF bike. My know bike probably isn't any one notion of "higher end"...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,784
Posted By mikepwagner

I suspect the issues you'd face in this are ...

I suspect the issues you'd face in this are


Getting a lawyer to represent you when the defendant has no assets - maybe you could pay the lawyer up front, and
The likelihood that in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 08:00 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,784
Posted By mikepwagner

Do we all understand that "garnishment" is not...

Do we all understand that "garnishment" is not some magic asset-creating weapon?

Posters keep dropping that word as though it was a powerful weapon - the truth is that in many states, it's pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-12, 11:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,129
Posted By mikepwagner

I was a "natural fibers" type for years (actually...

I was a "natural fibers" type for years (actually decades).

Then I bought this

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/parts/moto_jersey.htm

and this
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-12, 07:13 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,784
Posted By mikepwagner

But first verify that any of those will cover you...

But first verify that any of those will cover you if you are in a accident and your are not in an automobile. I gather this varies state-by-state, but I am pretty sure that in some states, your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-12, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By mikepwagner

I should know in a while - I bought one...

I should know in a while - I bought one yesterday. I very much like the thread on/thread off aspect, though it also comes with a Presta valve speed chuck. Maybe the best of both worlds?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-12, 07:52 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,784
Posted By mikepwagner

This terrifying set of pictures reinforces three...

This terrifying set of pictures reinforces three things that I think are true:


Never assume that a vehicle is going to stop at a red light. In the OP's situation, I would have had my eyes on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-12, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By mikepwagner

I think that you may be correct - I found a...

I think that you may be correct - I found a review that is a little more specific:



from

http://road.cc/content/review/23522-genuine-innovations-campione-track-pump

Mike
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By mikepwagner

Thread on Presta Valve Floor Pump?

I really don't like the "universal clamp on" connector on my current food pump. I feel like I am jamming it on an twisting it off - and it seems like a cheap and ugly solution for a problem I don't...
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