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Forum: Folding Bikes 09-28-14, 09:10 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 29,471
Posted By Mr. Fly
You know, if Dahon needs so much time to work...

You know, if Dahon needs so much time to work through legal concerns, in what appears to be a fairly straightforward design question, maybe that's an indicator that perhaps they shouldn't be doing...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-28-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 29,471
Posted By Mr. Fly
smallwheeler, I applaud you for doing the...

smallwheeler, I applaud you for doing the groundwork to support your argument.

The essence of the Brompton isn't its silly non-QR brakes, narrow dropout widths or all that proprietary items that...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-08-14, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,858
Posted By Mr. Fly
Apart from the Dyna-Sys incompatibility, you may...

Apart from the Dyna-Sys incompatibility, you may also want to return that BS79 and see if you can find a set of 7800 series BS78 bar-end shifters. They're probably discontinued but you can probably...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-12-14, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,325
Posted By Mr. Fly
For pinholes, latex sealant seems to work really...

For pinholes, latex sealant seems to work really well for me. I've pumped a couple of dozen mL of Stan's into my son's tubes and that seemed to have addressed his propensity to run over goat heads.
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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-02-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By Mr. Fly
Throwing it out there. Maybe the retainer...

Throwing it out there. Maybe the retainer bearings were installed incorrectly in the first place. I've seen bearings that were flipped and that added to the overall stack height. It's usually quite...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-20-14, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,439
Posted By Mr. Fly
PT systems have the right-side bearing pressed...

PT systems have the right-side bearing pressed onto the BB spindle. The left-side bearing comes with the left BB cup. This is distinct from UT systems that have both left and right-side bearings...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-20-14, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,270
Posted By Mr. Fly
Do any of you drive? If you do, you can't take...

Do any of you drive? If you do, you can't take the "polluting the environment" tack since the amount of pollution we cyclists cause by using any type of solvent/surfactant is infinitesimally small...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-30-14, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By Mr. Fly
I don't have a definitive answer for you except...

I don't have a definitive answer for you except that end-caps are usually specific to a hub shell/body so I doubt slapping on a true-blue DT end cap will work, especially seeing that the rest of your...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-05-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,802
Posted By Mr. Fly
Well, it depends. The whole point of the top cap...

Well, it depends. The whole point of the top cap is to apply enough clamping force so that the headset is tight enough before the stem bolts are tightened. If you use an overly long 1">9/8" shim,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-01-14, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By Mr. Fly
I don't think it's the heat that's causing you...

I don't think it's the heat that's causing you problems. The cable is likely stainless so you'll need special flux for it. Maybe something with zinc chloride in it.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-09-14, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,547
Posted By Mr. Fly
Despite the lengthy discourse, you've not...

Despite the lengthy discourse, you've not answered the question.

Are you taking Phil Wood at their word that these are waterproof or do you have other independent information collaborating to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-08-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,547
Posted By Mr. Fly
I've seen this quote many times but Google...

I've seen this quote many times but Google searches for submersible pump bearings or similar do not show any hits that are similar to what cartridge bearing seals are. It is interesting that a lot of...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-28-14, 11:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,257
Posted By Mr. Fly
I use latex tubes almost on a day-to-day basis....

I use latex tubes almost on a day-to-day basis. The red ones from Challenge are used on my brevet/mixed-terrain bike and the green Michelin ones are used for commuting. Here are my real world...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-23-14, 09:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,134
Posted By Mr. Fly
Ultegra level mid/standard-reach caliper brakes...

Ultegra level mid/standard-reach caliper brakes are available as model BR-R650 for about $50-60 per end. There are a few hits on Google and eBay. I have a pair and they're like any other Shimano...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-27-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,147
Posted By Mr. Fly
If you have a cassette, remember to put a light...

If you have a cassette, remember to put a light but noticeable coat of grease on the freehub body prior to installing the cassette. Many a squeak that was (incorrectly) attributed to BBs, cranks,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-20-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By Mr. Fly
Can't you tap the hole in the BB, drill a hole...

Can't you tap the hole in the BB, drill a hole where the insert is, and use a short bolt to hold the guide?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-08-13, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Mr. Fly
Never tried it myself, but the Berthoud...

Never tried it myself, but the Berthoud "vertical" decaleur (http://www.renehersestore.com/servlet/the-652/Bethoud-part--dsh--attachment/Detail) appears as if it should work with the Nitto CT-80.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-01-13, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By Mr. Fly
It's probably less structurally sound due to the...

It's probably less structurally sound due to the many unsupported rim sections (unless the rim is reinforced and unnecessarily heavy). And they can be a pain to true – the sections with no spokes...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 10-09-13, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,913
Posted By Mr. Fly
Most lights sold for bicycle use are pretty...

Most lights sold for bicycle use are pretty crappy in terms of light quality. They use commodity parts and typically have a commodity reflector or lens that produces a symmetrically conical beam....
Forum: Road Cycling 10-06-13, 08:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,036
Posted By Mr. Fly
If you like, you can remove the Ritchey logos...

If you like, you can remove the Ritchey logos with some #0000 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=0000) steel wool and oil. Just go easy and the logos will magically...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-01-13, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,403
Posted By Mr. Fly
If you like your Campagnolo Ultra-Torque cranks,...

If you like your Campagnolo Ultra-Torque cranks, why not wait for the Over-Torque cranks in 2014 (http://fairwheelbikes.com/c/forums/topic/2014-campagnolo-details/)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-11-13, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,394
Posted By Mr. Fly
While technically true, I have a hard time...

While technically true, I have a hard time feeling if my lights are switched on (which will be when it has the highest drag) or off. This is more than 3 watts of additional drag that I cannot feel...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-13, 09:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,915
Posted By Mr. Fly
In addition, remember to unwind the limit screws....

In addition, remember to unwind the limit screws. With the limit screws fully retracted, I usually have very little problem putting the two sections back together. As FBinNY stated, this operation...
Forum: Commuting 06-09-13, 06:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,325
Posted By Mr. Fly
I don't know if you know the context behind that...

I don't know if you know the context behind that statement made by the REI employee, or if you've ever worked retail. Some customers can be so clueless and yet so insistent that they are correct that...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-04-13, 08:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,760
Posted By Mr. Fly
Well, was this dude Asian? In Taiwan, where Giant...

Well, was this dude Asian? In Taiwan, where Giant is based, its Chinese name is 捷安特. Since this is the name of Giant in its native language, I'm going to claim that it is the most correct reference....
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