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eric_ssucks
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Fenders are wear parts, and should be replaced occasionally.

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:08
jamesacklin
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I cannot fit anything under my Paul Mini-Vs, which drove me to cantilevers in the first place. I have since switched back because I didn't need fenders for about 8 months. Am now considering going back to cantis for fenders, but I just hate all the clutter involved (hangers! danglers! routing the straddle wire around the rack!)

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:31
lukasz
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Who makes a good floor pump head/hose these days that I can order as a replacement part from LBS or Amazon? I'd just go Topeak but they're like $30-40. I would like to pay less than $20. No Lezyne threaded bullshit either.

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:53
Face
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I have two topeak pumps, one is +7 years old, the other close to 10 and they're both going strong.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:34
JUGE FREDD
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Is there a post-mount disc caliper compatible with the new Campagnolo H11 levers?

I'm dithering about doing that instead of SRAM hydro for my Elephant, but they only have flatmount options stock

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:36
NOVELTYNAME
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Just get an adapter like every other normal

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:50
NOVELTYNAME
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Nvm, only works the other way
Carry on

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 18:00
JUGE FREDD
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you can put post mount brakes on a flat mount frame with an adapter

but the other way around is obviously impossible

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 18:05
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #43559)

That’s why I posted this

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Nvm, only works the other way
Carry on

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 18:11
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I have a feeling Fred spent the intervening 5 minutes making a Morbo .gif for this occasion.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 18:54
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #43561)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
Is there a post-mount disc caliper compatible with the new Campagnolo H11 levers?

The best guess would be Magura, but you'd be the first to test it.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 18:57
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #43562)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
I have a feeling Fred spent the intervening 5 minutes making a Morbo .gif for this occasion.

Ahem
15

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:03
Todd
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(Reply to #43563)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
JUGE FREDD wrote:
Is there a post-mount disc caliper compatible with the new Campagnolo H11 levers?

The best guess would be Magura, but you'd be the first to test it.

You right.
google says that Magura is making the campy grabbers so its all the same system.
MT6 seems to be the equivalent model?

too bad hope isnt on this yet.

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 09:38
euclid
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(Reply to #43564)

lukasz wrote:
Who makes a good floor pump head/hose these days that I can order as a replacement part from LBS or Amazon? I'd just go Topeak but they're like $30-40. I would like to pay less than $20. No Lezyne threaded bullshit either.

I got this guy after my Topeak head broke. Only had it ~6 mos but it works great, very secure.
https://www.amazon.com/SKS-EVA-Bicycle-Pump-Head/dp/B0089AX79O

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 09:45
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Does Soma, or does anyone, make an off-the-shelf rack that fits on their Rando frame?

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:17
eric_ssucks
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Yes. Soma makes a small front rack that fits the riv standard.
http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/demi-porteur-rack

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:24
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Thanks! It's not listed as fitting, so I wasn't sure.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:30
kmcdon
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I have a m12 on my grando (I'm assuming that's the frame you're talking about) and it works great.

Also, the deluxe porteur should fit just fine as well, and it's got lowrider mounts.

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:56
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #43569)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
Thanks! It's not listed as fitting, so I wasn't sure.

It's soma so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ if it actually fits, but this was discussed months ago, and I've had it sitting in my Merry Sales cart for a while.

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:04
deadforkinglast
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(Reply to #43570)

eric_ssucks wrote:
Yes. Soma makes a small front rack that fits the riv standard.
http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/demi-porteur-rack

I have the Soma low trail fork add that rack on my spencer right now. They fit.

Not sure if the grando fork is the same.

EDIT: derp. It's not the same fork because it's 650b. But I'd still imagine they would work together.

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:31
lukasz
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(Reply to #43571)

euclid wrote:
lukasz wrote:
Who makes a good floor pump head/hose these days that I can order as a replacement part from LBS or Amazon? I'd just go Topeak but they're like $30-40. I would like to pay less than $20. No Lezyne threaded bullshit either.

I got this guy after my Topeak head broke. Only had it ~6 mos but it works great, very secure.
https://www.amazon.com/SKS-EVA-Bicycle-Pump-Head/dp/B0089AX79O

Thanks!

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:00
jeffro
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(Reply to #43572)

lukasz wrote:
Who makes a good floor pump head/hose these days that I can order as a replacement part from LBS or Amazon? I'd just go Topeak but they're like $30-40. I would like to pay less than $20. No Lezyne threaded bullshit either.

Blackburn Airtower pump for 10 bucks off Jenson?

http://www.jensonusa.com/Blackburn-Airtower-1-Floor-Pump/?utm_source=FRGL&utm_medium=organic&pt_source=googleads&pt_medium=cpc&pt_campaign=shopping_us&pt_keyword=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxKT20JS11wIVBAtpCh39LAEzEAQYASABEgIDCfD_BwE

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 18:29
yonderboy
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(Reply to #43573)

lukasz wrote:
Who makes a good floor pump head/hose these days that I can order as a replacement part from LBS or Amazon? I'd just go Topeak but they're like $30-40. I would like to pay less than $20. No Lezyne threaded bullshit either.

The new Lezyne is not bullshit. I've been using this one for about a year.
http://www.jensonusa.com/Lezyne-Dual-Valve-Pump-Head

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 23:51
kmcdon
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(Reply to #43574)

yonderboy wrote:
lukasz wrote:
Who makes a good floor pump head/hose these days that I can order as a replacement part from LBS or Amazon? I'd just go Topeak but they're like $30-40. I would like to pay less than $20. No Lezyne threaded bullshit either.

The new Lezyne is not bullshit. I've been using this one for about a year.
http://www.jensonusa.com/Lezyne-Dual-Valve-Pump-Head

Buyer beware: This pump head has been excellent for me on presta valves, but it's the worst schrader pump head I've ever seen. I've ripped more schrader valves out of their tubes than inflated them with this thing.

But if you're only doing presta, this thing is awesome.

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 01:02
lukasz
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Looks like a robot

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 06:29
Face
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Has anyone ever done a Wald basket size comparison using everyday items as units of measures? I'd like to know how many cans of beverage, bundles of firewood, medium sized fanny packs, burritos, bags of art is anal coffee, etc fits in each of the common sizes.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:00
joy of vaping
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I have both a wald 137 and 139 at home and could do some tests.

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 18:33
Face
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(Reply to #43578)

joy of vaping wrote:
I have both a wald 137 and 139 at home and could do some tests.

smiley

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:19
blackholelectron
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dang, I missed mini v chat

I just got this really dumb steel singlespeed cross frameset for $10 from the local spencer swap and I want to build it up to a dumb flatbar ss cross spencer. I don't know jack about cheap flatbar levers. What would folks recommend that a) is cheap, b) won't break instantly and c) will work with cantis or mini-vs?

edit: maybe I'm overthinking this. does lever pull even really matter for those types of brakes? I can just parts-bin something easily, just want to make sure the spencer can stop

Quote:
if you're happily shuffling between rural corn dog purchases at 14mph, how are your needs not being met?

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:10
Face
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Canti levers work great with mini vees, but I'd just get regular vees and levers. More tire clearance, more stopping power, cheap sets are pretty good.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:14
johnasavoia
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2nd real vees and levers. Non series shimano brakes, whatever levers, maybe some fun ano retro mtb shit?

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 18:51
Sneaky Viking
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The cheap Avid levers (FR-5) are better than fine for Vs.

ckd wrote:
I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 20:20
Face
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Cheap avid levers and Shimano pinchers are the best.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 22:38
deadforkinglast
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I installed a rental fleet's worth of alivio v brakes a few years ago and spent many lunch breaks fucking around on those bikes. Once you replace the stick pads, they are really fucking good. Somehow better than the deore v I put on my commuter. The cheap ones have a super light action that I like a lot.

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:12
Face
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Yes, the stock pads are worse than garbage. I wore a set through to metal in a few months. XTR pads in all the rim brakes.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:49
ShartAttack
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SQ: The rear hub on my LHT keeps loosening up over the course of five or six months. I have bolt-on theft resistant skewers. When I try to tighten the hub back up, I can't figure out how to get the drive-side/freehub locknut tight without locking the whole hub up. Is this sort of problem fixed with a quick-release skewer or am I just a dumbass who can't adjust his hubs right?

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:45
Face
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I don't wanna call you a dumbass, but yea. That.

Is the problem not being able to get two wrenches in the drive side? Loosen up the NDS enough to slide the axle out of the DS so you can tighten them up. Then slide it back in and do your adjustment on the NDS and lock them tight.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:13
yonderboy
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Looseball hub cru checking in. The cones should have enough play in them before tightening the skewer down so that the compression from the skewer doesn't overtighten them. Sometimes it takes a few adjustments before locking them down.

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:14
kmcdon
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(Reply to #43589)

yonderboy wrote:
Looseball hub cru checking in. The cones should have enough play in them before tightening the skewer down so that the compression from the skewer doesn't overtighten them. Sometimes it takes a few adjustments before locking them down.

surly "new" hubs are the worst for this shit

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:16
drwelby
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How wide is a Voile ski strap?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:16
Viggen
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Somewhere around 1,2-1,5 cm.

Whippin Skidz wrote:
This is tarck, there is a complicated solution to everything and we will endlessly discuss until an agreed upon solution has been tabled. This is out of your hands now.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:27
ShartAttack
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(Reply to #43592)

Face wrote:
I don't wanna call you a dumbass, but yea. That.

Is the problem not being able to get two wrenches in the drive side? Loosen up the NDS enough to slide the axle out of the DS so you can tighten them up. Then slide it back in and do your adjustment on the NDS and lock them tight.

Ahhh yeah I might try this, sounds like it should work better than whatever the hell I was doing

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:26
lofarkas
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Also remember that the hub has to have a little bit of play off the spencer so that it ends up being just right when it's clamped by the qr.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:21
Face
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That depends heavily on the hub. I'd try it and check before rolling.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:53
dorth
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(Reply to #43595)

drwelby wrote:
How wide is a Voile ski strap?

19mm wide on the strap, 27 at the clasp part. says my dollar store ruler

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:57
drwelby
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(Reply to #43596)

dorth wrote:

19mm wide on the strap, 27 at the clasp part. says my dollar store ruler

Thanks!

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:32

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