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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-08-14, 06:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,853
Posted By xenologer
cause you're being scammed by marketing try...

cause you're being scammed by marketing
try this one:
a cassette consists of stamped steel cogs and plastic spacers
a freewheel consists of stamped steel cogs and plastic spacers plus a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-08-14, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By xenologer
cautionary how? that helmets don't always make...

cautionary how?
that helmets don't always make you safe?
that random accidents can end you unexpectedly?
we should all live in fear?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-08-14, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By xenologer
only ever seen worn dropouts when: horizontal...

only ever seen worn dropouts when:
horizontal dropouts combined with singlespeed and nutted axles with cheap (or none) washers
twisting nut eats dropout, as chain stretches and axle repositioned...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-08-14, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By xenologer
yes, a bend in the rim will not be able to be...

yes, a bend in the rim will not be able to be true with even tension
unlace the wheel, place the rim against a flat surface
ideally a door
the gap between the open door and doorframe (hinge side)...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-07-14, 08:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,853
Posted By xenologer
It'll cost even less, since the manufacturing...

It'll cost even less, since the manufacturing technology is identical to prior chains, and being narrower saves money on materials.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-04-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,813
Posted By xenologer
at work we offer lock cutting service, angle...

at work we offer lock cutting service, angle grinder is overkill, we use a portable circular saw with abrasive cut-off wheel
I'd guess at least 4 locks per battery, but the regular cutting guy is...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-04-14, 03:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By xenologer
back out the FD low limiter and add a chain...

back out the FD low limiter and add a chain catcher, allows hard downshifts

alternatively the FD is clamped on too high, move it closer to the ring
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-04-14, 03:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,109
Posted By xenologer
might want to avoid anything with a freewheel...

might want to avoid anything with a freewheel style rear wheel in favor of cassettes, figure size and strength of riders would be constantly breaking axles on the former...

or keep a supply of...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-04-14, 02:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,105
Posted By xenologer
if you're getting serious enough to want specific...

if you're getting serious enough to want specific gearing, perhaps it's time to upgrade to a cassette wheel?
not only are cassette cogs much easier to customize, but they come in more readily made...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-04-14, 02:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,209
Posted By xenologer
tektro cr710 (different from 720) avid shorty 5...

tektro cr710 (different from 720)
avid shorty 5 / shorty 7 / shorty ultimate
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-04-14, 02:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By xenologer
sunringle rhynolite rim, dt 2 spokes, shimano...

sunringle rhynolite rim, dt 2 spokes, shimano deore hub
Wheel Master Wheel Rear 26X1.5 Sun Rhyno Lite Black M590 Black...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-29-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By xenologer
not a hydraulic user, but interesting problem ...

not a hydraulic user, but interesting problem

so I'm guessing the issue is all the hydraulic road levers are 11spd?

does a hydraulic non integated shifting road lever not exist? cause if it...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-28-14, 03:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,785
Posted By xenologer
because Surly specs their bikes with whatever...

because Surly specs their bikes with whatever random surplus components they could get a price break on
and that's fine because it fits into their marketing image of expecting you to strip down the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-28-14, 03:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,340
Posted By xenologer
I go by either 2" below toptube, or the marked...

I go by either 2" below toptube, or the marked line, whichever is deeper

on a related note... mtb tend to have sloping toptubes and lots of exposed seatpost...
the low toptube makes sense for...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-26-14, 02:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,138
Posted By xenologer
The Royal "We"? how about manufacturing the...

The Royal "We"?

how about manufacturing the belt in place through the frame? no cuts then
or the other way, welding the frame around the belt

i guess if a connecting joint in the belt causes...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-25-14, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By xenologer
plenty of room there, no worries. and I'm no...

plenty of room there, no worries. and I'm no stranger to respacing axles
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-24-14, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By xenologer
titanium fixie with belt drive, no gear or brake...

titanium fixie with belt drive, no gear or brake cables to rust
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-24-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By xenologer
cassette lockring, extra tall threads

I'm looking for a shimano compatible cassette lockring with extra tall threads.

I've seen this product before, but can't remember where, -various catalogues, websites

anyone recall such an...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-20-14, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By xenologer
crescent wrench on the nut, unbolt with leverage...

crescent wrench on the nut, unbolt with leverage to spare, much smaller pitlock gets taken along for the ride and unscrews (or broken)




seems a major oversight that you only get 1 security...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-19-14, 05:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,430
Posted By xenologer
unreasonable to expect on the spot fix, then bad...

unreasonable to expect on the spot fix, then bad yelp about it.
standard procedure at most LBS is to drop the bike off for repair,
anywhere between end of business day to 24hrs reasonable...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-18-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,292
Posted By xenologer
haven't felt urgent need to watch since not a...

haven't felt urgent need to watch since not a roadie, most my bikes are rigid mtb/ conversions

related note
watch the anime Goldenboy
Golden boy Opening intro - YouTube...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-18-14, 03:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By xenologer
just gonna throw this out there for fun..... ...

just gonna throw this out there for fun.....

here's a 9spd freewheel
(not to confuse with freehub)
Amazon.com : SunRace 9spd Freewheel 13-32 : Bike Cassettes And Freewheels : Sports & Outdoors...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-17-14, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By xenologer
the brake studs are metric, numbers are a lot...

the brake studs are metric, numbers are a lot more understandable if you remeasure in millimeters

fork looks normal

the new brakes are missing parts, bushing/spring tensioner goes in...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-14-14, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,558
Posted By xenologer
seeing red flags in OP post, need to ask do...

seeing red flags in OP post, need to ask

do you know what a 'cone wrench' is?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-13-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By xenologer
topeak road morph

topeak road morph
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