Canon 5d2 settings

I keep forgetting settings but for my canon 5d2, I shoot in raw to get the extra two stops of dynamic range. This means that automatic light optimization I leave off since it doesn’t affect raw highlight tone priority shoots at a lower iso by on stop and then brightens digitally. So an iso 200 […]

My rear brakes rub against the 700x30c tire I have. It is just 2mm of clearance that I need. Sheldon has a great suggestion for building a “drop bolt” that will let me move the brake caliper up and out of the way. Requires that you get 3/4″ x 1/8″ aluminum stock from a hardware […]

Finally finished this project after six months. Have got a “brand new” cross-bike after cannabalizing parts and adding about $250 worth of other stuff. Here are the specs and note on the problems still with it. This bike was originally 23.4 lbs. Wonder how much it is now. * Trek 560 Frame. 1985 Purple and […] Answers: Threading a Derailleur Cable Eureka. The rear derailleur cable is threaded. OK, thanks to great folks like Peter Westerholm and Skip Echert, I’ve think at least I have some strategies for getting the darn rear deraileur cable through a chain stay: * Here is my technique. I noticed this rear derailleur cable is at the exact center of the […] Trek 560 Delight Welcome to Our Site!. Hey, my blog is the #1 hit for Trek 560, here’s someone else using an old bike the right way. _BTW, I just updated my template so that “Sitemeter”:http://sitemeter.com collects information on all my pages, not just the home page. Wow, hits are rising. I used to estimate 1,400 page views […] Trek 560 Uses Short Reach Brakes and Long Bolt Harris Cyclery Brakes for Bicycles. I got my BR7301 Tektro 521AG Long-Reach Dual-Pivot Calipers from Harris no problem for just$50 and they only weight 350 grams. Not much given the cost. I had assume my Trek 560 was long “reach”:http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_r.html#reach with a “recessed”:http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_r.html#recessed mount. But, interestingly, this is one of the few bikes I’ve […]

Well, I’m almost done with this bike. I’m short a barrel adjuster, but the most important problem right now is how to thread the rear derailleur cable. Here’s the response I got from Skip who runs the vintage Trek site: Hello Richard – I have wondered about that myself. Hmmmmm – Perhaps you can use […]

Bike Tires

Well, with the bike almost done, need to get good on-road and off-road tires. With the dollar high, I found a local source that seems like they ahve pretty good discounts at Bike Tires Direct. Here are some of the tires I got: * Continental Grand Prix 4 All Season. For the wet weather that […]

Long Reach Brake Calipers

I’ve been looking for brakes that can work with my old Trek 520. These are the so-called long reach brakes. The frame is older so you can put larger wheels on it, but it does require different brakes. I managed to lose a piece of the old brake set, so this gave me an excuse […]

Trek 560

I have a beloved 1985 Trek 560 road bike. I’m updating its components as my second bike. For more detials, Vintage trek has scanned in the actual 1985 Trek Racing Bike Brochure. This means I’m going to: Drive Train. Changing out all the six speed drive train into a Campagnolo 10-speed set with a combination […]

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