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Jul
17
comment Where to buy 2005 Shimano 105/Ultegra brifter hoods?
The Tiagra hoods are not compatible unfortunately. 105 and Ultegra back then were pretty much the same, but Tiagra has a different shape. I could buy the entire shifters, but that seems wasteful--the 105 levers are no worse than anything I'd replace them with.
Jul
16
asked Where to buy 2005 Shimano 105/Ultegra brifter hoods?
Jul
2
comment Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
This doesn't answer my question, which is how to use the Edge Touring to do car-style routing. Your quote is largely about round-trip routing which obviously most people don't use in a car. :) Thanks anyway.
Jun
26
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Jun
21
comment Difficulty & Value of replacing suspension forks w disk brakes (for Touring)
@jon: OK, I think I get it. I would say definitely do not spend money on a replacement fork for a second-hand bike before you start touring. As I mentioned in a comment on your other question, I personally met a guy who rode from Spain to Singapore with front suspension with panniers mounted and it was no problem. I doubt your tour is going to be any longer than that, so you should be all right! And the main thing is to get out and ride, don't worry too much about little things like "is it bad that my fork has suspension?" Just set the suspension knobs to "hard" to avoid undue bobbing.
Jun
21
comment Difficulty & Value of replacing suspension forks w disk brakes (for Touring)
@jon: What do you hope to gain by switching from a fork with suspension to one without? It's hard for us to guess what to recommend without knowing your thoughts on this and intended uses.
Jun
21
comment Can you attach front panniers to shocks?
Indeed. I met someone on the road who had cycled from Spain to Singapore with something like this. It seemed to be working fine.
Jun
15
comment Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
@PeteH: Yeah, I sort of buried the question in the middle. Here it is for emphasis: I can't figure out how to get decent driving directions on the Edge Touring. Is it even possible? If it's not possible on the Edge Touring, what about on the Edge 800, 810, or 1000? The reason the question is more than just "Can I do this" is partly because I know (1) the Edge 605/705 could do it, and (2) it makes sense if the US cycling-specific maps included with the device don't support driving, but I'm using City Navigator extra maps which are proven to support driving.
Jun
15
asked Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
Mar
12
comment SRAM Rival front derailleur throws chain to the outside, even after professional adjustment
Well, after taking it to the new LBS as described in this answer, three months later it was throwing the chain off again. We're talking less than 1000 km of riding here, and not very many front shifts at all. After a half-dozen phone calls I got SRAM to agree to authorize the LBS to replace the FD under warranty. Still waiting for the part to arrive. I hope it works better than the last one.
Feb
18
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Sep
18
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Sep
18
accepted SRAM Rival front derailleur throws chain to the outside, even after professional adjustment
Sep
18
answered SRAM Rival front derailleur throws chain to the outside, even after professional adjustment
Sep
11
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Sep
11
comment SRAM Rival front derailleur throws chain to the outside, even after professional adjustment
I have now: it's 3/64ths in 12 inches. I'm surprised it's even that much, but anyway it seems acceptable for now (right?).
Sep
11
comment SRAM Rival front derailleur throws chain to the outside, even after professional adjustment
OK, I've located a shop that has a Rival FD in stock and will go there in a few days. @DanielRHicks: there's no high-limit setting that works: it's either "can't upshift" or "throws off," nothing in between. I hope my rings and cassette are not overly worn, as they're less than two years old and I mostly ride on weekends and don't weigh much. I've ridden other bikes five times this much with no such trouble.
Sep
10
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Sep
10
comment SRAM Rival front derailleur throws chain to the outside, even after professional adjustment
Another way to look at it is that the outer plate (the continuous part, not counting the "lip" near the front bottom which is tucked inward) is not straight. Should it be? That is, on my derailleur, if I put a ruler up against the outer plate, it does not sit flat across the entire length, but rather seems to show one flat area in the front 40% and then a slight (like 3 degree) bend and then the rear 60% is straight but relatively speaking at an angle where the tail points inward toward the bike centerline. Is that normal for this sort of derailleur?
Sep
10
comment SRAM Rival front derailleur throws chain to the outside, even after professional adjustment
@WTHarper: I don't think so? The same symptoms happen all the way around as I pedal--it's not like it sometimes doesn't shift at certain points along the chain. It's quite consistent actually. And the chain (matching SRAM model) had no more than 500 miles on it when this started happening.