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Forum: Fitting Your Bike 05-12-16, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By FastJake
Saddle recommendations for my 64 year old dad

After a few failed attempts I finally built a bike that my dad finds comfortable. It's basically a flat bar hybrid but with tall riser bars for a very upright riding position.

He hasn't ridden a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-11-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,220
Posted By FastJake
I must be the only person that builds wheels with...

I must be the only person that builds wheels with the Park SW-7 triangle spoke wrench. I have two "dedicated" spoke wrenches that work much better on really tight spokes (final tensioning). But for...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-04-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By FastJake
This information is completely irrelevant as it...

This information is completely irrelevant as it deals with all the stupid new disc brake road bike stuff that's coming out now.

It does not apply to the very typical 135mm MTB hubs that the OP...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-03-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By FastJake
Incorrect. At least on every hub I've ever seen....

Incorrect. At least on every hub I've ever seen. Adding 2.5mm to the right side to make a 135mm hub makes no sense, as it would have the wrong chainline and wouldn't take advantage of the additional...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-03-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By FastJake
No way to remove anything from the right side of...

No way to remove anything from the right side of the hub unless it's setup wrong to begin with. But 5mm can be removed from the left side and the wheel can be re-dished.

Or just cold set the frame...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-28-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,538
Posted By FastJake
Oh, sure enough. I couldn't see them in the OP's...

Oh, sure enough. I couldn't see them in the OP's photo. Good catch!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-28-16, 06:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,406
Posted By FastJake
You are missing the point of an emergency stop....

You are missing the point of an emergency stop. In an emergency stop the front brake is grabbed hard and fast. The "transition period" you're referring to is a small fraction of a second. Which...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-28-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,406
Posted By FastJake
I'm really confused as to why there is so much...

I'm really confused as to why there is so much disagreement about this, specifically your points above.

I've learned to only use the front brake most of the time. As a result, in the few true...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-28-16, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,538
Posted By FastJake
Chainrings look riveted, so replacing them would...

Chainrings look riveted, so replacing them would involve replacing the entire crank. I'd recommend running on the middle ring of the triple, which will probably not require keeping the FD.

Given...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-28-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,538
Posted By FastJake
Remove the multi-speed freewheel, spin on a...

Remove the multi-speed freewheel, spin on a single speed freewheel. You might have to re-dish the rear wheel to get the freewheel to line up with whatever chainring you're going to use.

Looks like...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-25-16, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,573
Posted By FastJake
If it were my bike, and I REALLY didn't want to...

If it were my bike, and I REALLY didn't want to get a new frame I'd do it right and get the track ends replaced with forward facing horizontal dropouts with a derailer hanger. This is the way the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-22-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,348
Posted By FastJake
The 90/95mm dimension includes the width of the...

The 90/95mm dimension includes the width of the cups. I'm not sure why it's like that in the table, as I don't think anyone really cares how wide it is with the cups, but rest assured your Octalink...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-22-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,348
Posted By FastJake
I wouldn't worry about the fork. Honestly I doubt...

I wouldn't worry about the fork. Honestly I doubt you'll notice any difference. I've done these types of swaps before and didn't notice much, if anything.



I think you're reading something...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-21-16, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By FastJake
When I used mini-Vs with Campy Ergo I installed...

When I used mini-Vs with Campy Ergo I installed noodles with barrel adjusters, since of course there is no barrel adjuster at the lever. The Campy Ergo brifters do have the little quick release...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 04-20-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,898
Posted By FastJake
The story is (mostly) correct but the details are...

The story is (mostly) correct but the details are wrong. Every Firenze bike I've ever seen or come across has been a cheap heavy tank with lousy components. They are not valuable or collectable....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-20-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By FastJake
Yes. That's the whole point.

Yes. That's the whole point.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-18-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By FastJake
+1 Stock photos are just that, stock. They...

+1

Stock photos are just that, stock. They might not represent the exact details of the product. In this case I'd ask if you need/want one specific version of the rim.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By FastJake
+1 Best you can do is de-spoke the wheel and...

+1

Best you can do is de-spoke the wheel and replace the entire hub.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 04-12-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By FastJake
Probably because some people are really terrible...

Probably because some people are really terrible at taking photos. Lots of people, it seems.

Agree with the posters above. You shouldn't be asking about it, it should be in your possession...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-11-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By FastJake
Every time I get a new or used hub I ALWAYS...

Every time I get a new or used hub I ALWAYS adjust the bearings. So I'd make sure they're not too tight.

But yes, "heavy" grease will make hubs and pedals feel sluggish in the work stand, while...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-11-16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By FastJake
For the same or similar money I'd much rather...

For the same or similar money I'd much rather ride on quality used parts than junky new ones. A $40 new wheel might last you a while but will probably be tensioned terribly, with the lowest possibly...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-08-16, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By FastJake
Do your axle's locknuts have serrations or are...

Do your axle's locknuts have serrations or are they smooth? Same question for your skewer (and skewer nut.)

Claims like this never make sense to me because as HillRider says, horizontal dropouts...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-07-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 915
Posted By FastJake
I can, if you're able to get over the time...

I can, if you're able to get over the time required to build them yourself... I buy sets of double butted 2.0/1.6/2.0 spokes at Yellow Jersey for $30 per wheel, usually plunder ebay for good deals on...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-07-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By FastJake
If you have a quality skewer and you know how to...

If you have a quality skewer and you know how to correctly close it you will never have a single issue.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-07-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 915
Posted By FastJake
Either rim will likely be fine. If you want...

Either rim will likely be fine. If you want stronger (bombproof if built well) go for the Deep Vs. If you want lighter go for the Open Pros.

The quality of the build is far more important than the...
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