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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-14-15, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By WK95
Gotta learn how to do it sooner or later. ...

Gotta learn how to do it sooner or later.

Reason I ask is because I was thinking that tightening the spokes would straighten it out. However, that might put undue stress on the spoke so I wanted...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-14-15, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By WK95
Oops. I thought a cross was the total number of...

Oops. I thought a cross was the total number of times in a wheel that a spoke crosses another.

I think it's 3 cross.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-14-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By WK95
Spoke elbow angle

While trying to replace a spoke on my wheel, I noticed that the elbow angle on my new Wheelsmith SS-14 spokes is greater than the elbow angle on my current spokes. Will I need to bend the elbow on...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-14-15, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By WK95
The R450 rims take take a total of 36 spokes and...

The R450 rims take take a total of 36 spokes and are crossed 9 times on each side. The spokes are 304 stainless steel Wheelsmith SS-14 2mm diameter and 296mm length. Hub is a Formula RB-32 for the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-14-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By WK95
Yeah, dish is the word I think.

Yeah, dish is the word I think.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-12-15, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By WK95
Recommended spoke tension for Alex R450 rims in rear wheels?

Alex Rims does not respond to email inquiries regarding recommended tensions. Does anyone know what's a good tension?

Park Tool lists recommended tensions for various rims but not for Alex Rims...
Forum: Framebuilders 07-20-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By WK95
Check my geometry please

Hello all,

I've finally decided to try out frame building. My goal is to build a lugged steel bike I can be proud of riding. The geometry is designed to be reasonably aggressive and suitable for...
Forum: Framebuilders 07-14-15, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By WK95
Correction: Company is RockWest Composites.

Correction: Company is RockWest Composites.
Forum: Framebuilders 07-14-15, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By WK95
Carbon Fiber Tubes for Bicycle fraem building?

I'm new to frame building and something caught my eye. Rockwell composites sells unidirectional carbon tubing.

I know that carbon bikes can be built with molds and layering sheets of carbon...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-13-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By WK95
Carbon Fiber Tubes for Bicycle fraem building?

I'm new to frame building and something caught my eye. Rockwell composites sells unidirectional carbon tubing.

I know that carbon bikes can be built with molds and layering sheets of carbon fiber...
Forum: Northeast 08-01-14, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By WK95
prathmann, my mistake. I meant "On the other...

prathmann, my mistake.

I meant "On the other hand, it's against the rules to ride on pathways. Thus, there should also be an official rule against jogging or walking on BIKE LANES".
Forum: Northeast 07-31-14, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By WK95
Central Park: Joggers in bike Lane

Surely, I'm not the only one who gets annoyed at the joggers who run in the bike lane. In some times and areas when there is car traffic also moving through, I have to take the bike lane. However,...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-03-14, 10:13 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 11,598
Posted By WK95
If you're talking about Thailand, you may mean...

If you're talking about Thailand, you may mean beautiful men...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-03-14, 10:10 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 11,598
Posted By WK95
While it's not dating, some Asian companies are...

While it's not dating, some Asian companies are rumored to hire white guys when investors come to visit because having a white guy around is apparently a big thing in some companies. I guess it's...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-03-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 11,598
Posted By WK95
A black guy from the skin color.

A black guy from the skin color.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-01-14, 11:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,237
Posted By WK95
Don't spend $2000 on a beginner bike. If...

Don't spend $2000 on a beginner bike.

If anything, you should spend $1000 on a bike and $1000 or less on a power meter and some accessories. A powermeter does more to make you a good cyclist than...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-01-14, 11:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,783
Posted By WK95
What's the bike equivalent of a Prius and a...

What's the bike equivalent of a Prius and a Batmobile?
Forum: Road Cycling 07-01-14, 10:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,815
Posted By WK95
I don't expect Shimano to decline much when SRAM...

I don't expect Shimano to decline much when SRAM and Campy mostly cater to the mid and upper end only while Shimano also offers lower end offerings that I'm sure are a popular choice on quality entry...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-26-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By WK95
Glass in tire punctured tube.

While riding, I suddenlky heard a hissing sound which turned out to be a air leak. I found a 2x2x5 or so piece of glass stuck into the tire which likely also stabbed the the tube causing a puncture....
Forum: Road Cycling 06-12-14, 08:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,995
Posted By WK95
What about this? Save Up to 60% Off Motobecane...

What about this? Save Up to 60% Off Motobecane Cyclocross Bikes - Fantom Cross Outlaw (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/outlaw.htm)

It has disk brakes which would be nice for...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-09-14, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By WK95
Of course there are many asses. When you are...

Of course there are many asses. When you are group riding or racing and drafting behind someone, you're bound to see plenty of asses.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-09-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,670
Posted By WK95
A simple test is to manually measure your resting...

A simple test is to manually measure your resting heart rate. Just put two finges to your neck or wrist and measure the pulse. While looking at a clock, count how many tiems you feel a beat in 1...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-14, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By WK95
Thanks. I'll try to ride with them but 23 mph...

Thanks. I'll try to ride with them but 23 mph might be too fast for me. I see they have their routes posted so I'll just follow those routes and try to average 21 mph to see if I cna keep up with...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By WK95
I'm in the very eastern section of Queens. It's...

I'm in the very eastern section of Queens. It's 17.7 miles from with this route I made Bayside to Prospect Park - A bike ride in NYC, NY (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4951415) and that's while...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-14, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By WK95
Clubs or other cycling groups active in Eastern Queens, NY?

I know plenty of clubs active in the city and in Brooklyn but don't know many clubs that actively have rides starting in or near the far Eastern Queens (Bayside) area. I'm looking for a...
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