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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-14-17, 03:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 634
Posted By bikeme
I have a pancake Dewalt from Home Depot. I bought...

I have a pancake Dewalt from Home Depot. I bought it to power nail guns--which it does a great job. It works fine for seating tubeless beads using a Schrader air chuck with a presta adaptor on the...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 02-27-17, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By bikeme
Goniometer?

I want to buy one for checking knee flexion but they are expensive. The extendable ones are $60-on up. I saw one by Bikefit.com that is clear plastic with ranges marked for $45. Any other options? Do...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-27-17, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By bikeme
I bet the other screw is too far or you're...

I bet the other screw is too far or you're turning the wrong screw (I've done that a lot). If the other is too far, it'll mess up the range of the other. maybe undo the cable and put both screws back...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-22-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By bikeme
His heart seized and therefore he ceased. ;)

His heart seized and therefore he ceased. ;)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-22-17, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By bikeme
Did you push out the factory connector pin?...

Did you push out the factory connector pin? That's a no-no. You should only break the other std. pins.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-22-17, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By bikeme
A prankster friend took off your seat post and...

A prankster friend took off your seat post and dropped something down the seat tube?
Forum: Road Cycling 02-22-17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,271
Posted By bikeme
Fizik Microtex 3mm. I like the mild tack and...

Fizik Microtex 3mm. I like the mild tack and cushion.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-22-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,784
Posted By bikeme
I enjoy a craft beer or glass of red wine while...

I enjoy a craft beer or glass of red wine while cooking dinner each evening. Sometimes I skip it. It's always accompanied by something: olives, sardines, salami, cheese, etc. I never get headaches...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-11-17, 02:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By bikeme
There's a good reason I didn't just cut and "try...

There's a good reason I didn't just cut and "try it". It's because the barb is recessed so it can't be hose clamped.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-10-17, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By bikeme
Changing a Blackburn pump head?

Blackburn sent me a free AnyValve Pump Head but w/o any directions. I have an older TP-3 TrakPump with the dual valve t-head. Do I just cut it off and push the new one's barb fitting in? It has a...
Forum: Mountain Biking 02-08-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,687
Posted By bikeme
I didn't know about Five Ten's heritage--good...

I didn't know about Five Ten's heritage--good info. I just bought an Osprey hydropak (I was a longtime Camelbak user) and thought Osprey was like a Sketchers bandwagon until I found out about their...
Forum: Mountain Biking 02-08-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By bikeme
Maxxis tire label?

Is there any difference between a Maxxis tire with a white label vs the yellow label I see on all their other tires? The specs on the sidewall are all the same. Maybe this is an OEM tire that was...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-08-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By bikeme
SethB, going tubeless is easy and tubeless-ready...

SethB, going tubeless is easy and tubeless-ready (TR) Bonty XRs are a tire series that beads-up or mounts-up well. All you need to do is find out if your wheels are tubeless-ready themselves--that...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-08-17, 12:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,690
Posted By bikeme
I don't know of any articles but when I upgraded...

I don't know of any articles but when I upgraded wheels on both my road and mtb, I couldn't believe the performance difference--faster spin-up from a dead start, quicker acceleration while already...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-06-17, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By bikeme
I have all my bikes cabled and padlocked to a...

I have all my bikes cabled and padlocked to a boat trailer so that no one can just grab one and go. Others can drill and lag-in a big eye bolt to a stud. You can get 3/8" cables from 6 to 30 feet...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-01-17, 11:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,034
Posted By bikeme
Floor pumps?

What are some top performers for $100 or less? Needs to fit both P and S valves and get high enough psi for road bike tires. Thanks.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 02-01-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By bikeme
Kid leg cramps?

We had one of our school's mtb team kids get a calf cramp early into our ride. We'd only ridden 2 miles on flat ground. It was not hot out, a very pleasant 70-72 degrees. The cramp subsided with a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-01-17, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 628
Posted By bikeme
I had that happen to me too! Drove me nuts. I...

I had that happen to me too! Drove me nuts. I swapped the tire for a new one and no more issues. Something microscopic was causing it. Normally, I'd save an old tire for boots but I happily threw it...
Forum: Mountain Biking 02-01-17, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By bikeme
The area around the valve's base is toughest for...

The area around the valve's base is toughest for the bead to seat--it might be losing its seal there. I sometimes hold my palm on the tread over that spot, pushing the beads down and thus forcing...
Forum: Southern California 01-26-17, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By bikeme
Ortega Hwy closed due to sinkhole!

I just saw an article dated 1/25/17 that said Cal Trans closed it between Antonio in OC and the Riverside County end as the road sunk from the recent rains--they didn't say specifically where but...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-23-17, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By bikeme
Based on the information the OP provided, I think...

Based on the information the OP provided, I think he should toe-in his disc brake pads, and bleed his cantilever cables.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-23-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By bikeme
Get sized for a saddle by a shop. Many have a...

Get sized for a saddle by a shop. Many have a memory gel bench or cardboard forms one sits on to measure the sit bone width. Then demo a few saddles that are the proper width--or buy one that has a...
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-23-17, 01:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,143
Posted By bikeme
Congrats! That is an awesome bike. My buddy rides...

Congrats! That is an awesome bike. My buddy rides an Intense similar to that geo and travel and also XC races on it. He bombs down the descents compared to guys on pure XC rigs. And, yes a dropper...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-22-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By bikeme
Check that the cable tension is not too tight. If...

Check that the cable tension is not too tight. If it is, the FD's spring is fighting it to drop back down.
Forum: Southern California 01-22-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By bikeme
Thanks, all. So I rode it yesterday (1/21). I...

Thanks, all. So I rode it yesterday (1/21). I hadn't been on it in about 3 years, back when I did the Maple/Silverado loop before the fire. There were about 8-10 water crossings of various widths and...
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