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fietsbob replied to the thread broken dropout, old steel frame - worth repairing?.
"
Do you mean to even repair it?
Your are Boned.. It aint a $100 job , get another Bike .

the shifter cable thru the chainstay is Not a common way to build frames . "

07-31-15, 10:11 AM

fietsbob replied to the thread Crank axle is stuck in bottom bracket.
" Big hollow tech tube Spindle is probably fixed as part of the right crankarm,

Pressed in Bearings?

yea The block of wood and a good sized "Birmingham Screwdriver" as the Brits say..

the spindle is rusted into the bearings.

guy in the video is working with a clean new bike .. "

07-31-15, 10:05 AM

fietsbob replied to the thread broken dropout, old steel frame - worth repairing?.
" You dont have enough dropout left . the bottom half is Gone it broke Off

& Trek had a Whole batch of those Dropouts made just to order .

so I'd ask at a Trek Dealer who will ask up the chain of supply. if they even have any extras from that long ago production run .

look for a... "

07-31-15, 09:53 AM

fietsbob replied to the thread Ergonomics (especially at the wrist).
" if you spent a lot of money for your bike it may have carbon fiber handlebars it will be a black woven fabric in epoxy ..

and not metal .. no ring when you tap on it ... but that is highly unlikely ..


carpal tunnel id 1st wear the Wrist Brace , as MD should have put on... "

07-31-15, 09:39 AM

fietsbob replied to the thread bike trailer for Trike (again!).
" Recommend going to a Bike Shop and buying a trailer* there where they may also help you figure out how you will, tow it
given that Trike is not a simple thing to attach a trailer to , like conventional bikes

* Burly Tail Wagon is a Bike-dog trailer , but it wont be plug and play on your ... "

07-31-15, 09:27 AM

fietsbob replied to the thread Speedo issues. Fixable or replace?.
" The Budgie Smuggler's swim suits? :lol: "

07-31-15, 09:17 AM

fietsbob replied to the thread Good touring/road shorts with pockets?.
" wear cargo shorts over bike shorts . "

07-31-15, 09:15 AM

fietsbob replied to the thread Why wouldn't Elite/Pro Riders use the thinnest tires available.
" Read Jan Heine stuff in VBQ .. he sells tires too .. "

07-31-15, 09:13 AM

fietsbob replied to the thread Surly Troll Vs Disc Trucker.
" Rear wheel removal is different. you can IGH a Troll and pull the chain in proper tension.

Own neither .. personally ... look at the web site for details. "

07-31-15, 08:35 AM

fietsbob replied to the thread How tough are water proof panniers when it comes to using them to haul groceries?.
" Have been using my Ortliebs for grocery runs for 8 years. rears more than the front..

Oregon still has Rainfall .. IDK about Brisbane , other than the occasional flood-mudslide. "

07-31-15, 08:27 AM

fietsbob replied to the thread When will the bike begin to really compete with the car again?.
" Black Budgets and Collusion of Oil -Spooks-Banksters , revolving door in congress and corporations and the permanent war economy
will have to end first .

and Bus Riding is no longer considered for losers who cannot buy a Car. "

07-31-15, 08:22 AM

fietsbob replied to the thread Poll: What tire width do you use on your daily ride?.
" 37 - 349 but ... I'm retired , so my daily ride is to the Pub. :beer: :thumb: "

07-31-15, 08:11 AM

fietsbob replied to the thread Beautiful Cars.
"
Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
Alfa owners are quite obsessive about keeping them clean

Yea lets see them clean the spoked parts in motion , & the disc pad's dust makes the front wheels dirtier .. "

07-31-15, 07:52 AM

fietsbob replied to the thread Shifts fine on stand, but not on road.
" Let up on pedal force when demanding chain come off 1 cog and move to another?

Ie remove the Load. "

07-31-15, 07:44 AM

fietsbob replied to the thread Best Tires for Touring with 26" Wheels..
" see other post.. http://www.bikeforums.net/touring/10...l#post18030655

You fast at mending punctures, even in foul weather? "

07-31-15, 07:38 AM

fietsbob replied to the thread Alternative to Bruce Gordon Rock N' Road tires?.
"
Skinny tires do not always = fast.
so says article written Aug/sept issue of ACA Magazine ..

but ... supple-fast is by shedding casing ruggedness and puncture resistance.

then, touring , you bring spare folding tires..

author also runs a... "

07-31-15, 07:21 AM

fietsbob replied to the thread Horizontally mounted bottle cages: thoughts?.
" perhaps, put a toe stap around the bottle cage for extra security ..

I do this for the under the downtube bottles on my touring bikes. "

07-31-15, 07:13 AM

fietsbob replied to the thread With the weight of wheelsets quoted, does that include the quick release skewers?.
" machine built repair wheels to LBS ship w skewers .. "

07-31-15, 06:55 AM