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Forum: Southwest 11-24-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 973
Posted By LarryMelman
Hoo boy, I'm looking forward to reading about the...

Hoo boy, I'm looking forward to reading about the fallout from this one. A week's notice that the weather would be awful, and it appears that almost no contigency plans were made. Hundreds of...
Forum: Southwest 11-24-13, 09:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,955
Posted By LarryMelman
You've written this several times, and each time...

You've written this several times, and each time I ask you to back up your rant, and you never do.

When was the last time you rode in the Phoenix area? Bike lanes and paved canal paths are...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-16-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By LarryMelman
I carry 2 tubes. I have only needed both once. ...

I carry 2 tubes. I have only needed both once. I do not carry a patch kit. I think I have some self-adhesive patches in the bottom of my bag, which I have never used. They would be for the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-10-13, 11:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,934
Posted By LarryMelman
A couple years back, I had a flat in a tube that...

A couple years back, I had a flat in a tube that already had 2 Rema patches on it. The patches were correctly applied, and were at least several months old. But with a third puncture, I decided to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-10-13, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,229
Posted By LarryMelman
I was looking for a mat to put under my workstand...

I was looking for a mat to put under my workstand awhile back. Really just wanted something to keep drips off the floor. Didn't want foam, didn't want anything with interlocking pieces, etc... just...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-13-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,827
Posted By LarryMelman
True, it's not difficult. But it's an annoyance....

True, it's not difficult. But it's an annoyance. No other bearing-type part on the bike requires maintenance that frequently. Mavic doesn't document for the end user... the manual that came with...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-08-13, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,827
Posted By LarryMelman
I live somewhere where weather is not a factor. ...

I live somewhere where weather is not a factor. I should never have to do any hub maintenance. But instead I have to do this stupid required Mavic maintenance. Several of my friends have low-end...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-08-13, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,827
Posted By LarryMelman
We just had a thread about this. How can it...

We just had a thread about this. How can it possibly be a great design if it has to be disassembled, cleaned and lubed every 1500 miles (Mavic's recommendation)?

I let mine go a bit too long (8...
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 07-26-13, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By LarryMelman
Yup, way too many ads. It limits the amount of...

Yup, way too many ads. It limits the amount of time I spend here.
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 07-26-13, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By LarryMelman
The site is just plain slow. Doesn't really need...

The site is just plain slow. Doesn't really need further explanation.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,508
Posted By LarryMelman
Excel Sports posted a new video on the topic of...

Excel Sports posted a new video on the topic of the Mavic freehub body ($&%^ Mavic changed the axle diameter for 2013...) on both the two-piece and one-piece axles.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-13, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,508
Posted By LarryMelman
On the non-drive side, yes the expansive nut does...

On the non-drive side, yes the expansive nut does wedge directly into the bearing. But on the freewheel side, the nut wedges into the outer end of the freehub body. Not against the bearing itself. ...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-13, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,508
Posted By LarryMelman
Yes, I've pondered those directions many times. ...

Yes, I've pondered those directions many times. They are so poorly written, even with the pictures provided. The non freewheel side has an "expansible bearing support" nut, a spacer (the Ksyrium...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-13, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,508
Posted By LarryMelman
Could you please describe how you reassembled the...

Could you please describe how you reassembled the axle and put the proper tightness on the nuts? I can remove and reinstall the cassette, and I can clean and lube the freehub, but I'm not sure about...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-23-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,268
Posted By LarryMelman
Well they were good wheels, never a problem of...

Well they were good wheels, never a problem of any kind with the bearings or with truing. And maintenance free. The front wheel developed a mystery click around the seam that no one could fix. But...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-23-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,268
Posted By LarryMelman
Original wheels were ALX-320 (made by Alex aka...

Original wheels were ALX-320 (made by Alex aka "A-Class" from Taiwan). Replaced with Mavic Ksyrium Equipe which, in the hub, I believe is identical to the Aksium (requiring the stupid freehub...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-23-13, 03:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,268
Posted By LarryMelman
There is a thread in the Mechanics forum about...

There is a thread in the Mechanics forum about maintaining (removing, cleaning, lubing) the freehub in Mavic wheels, which is an annoyance that is specific to Mavic. But I am not aware of any other...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-23-13, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,508
Posted By LarryMelman
I'm not sure which model of Aksium you have, it...

I'm not sure which model of Aksium you have, it looks like there are 2006/08/10/12 models. And some of the part numbers changed from the 2008 to 2010, but the basic design is the same. And for the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-22-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,508
Posted By LarryMelman
The howling noise is what happens when the...

The howling noise is what happens when the freehub bushing is "dry" and/or dirty. I'd never heard anything quite like it.

Is this silly maintenance (every 6 months or 1500 miles) only a Mavic...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-22-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,508
Posted By LarryMelman
Bringing this thread back to life. I have a set...

Bringing this thread back to life. I have a set of 2008 model Ksyrium Equipes. They use the same hub design as the Aksium. I was not aware of the need to clean/lube the freehub when I bought them,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-18-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,275
Posted By LarryMelman
There was a boo-hoo thread like this about a...

There was a boo-hoo thread like this about a month ago, in which I made a variation of this exact comment. And within an hour, the thread was gone. With no word from anyone as to why.

This is...
Forum: Southern California 07-01-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By LarryMelman
The link I posted previously, has pictures of the...

The link I posted previously, has pictures of the "roller equipment" experiment on the shoulder, which didn't work. And normal traffic doesn't drive on the shoulder.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-01-13, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By LarryMelman
If you are already riding 4 days a week and your...

If you are already riding 4 days a week and your long weekend ride is 30, you already have a good training base. Just increase your weekend ride to 40, then 50, then 60. Then you'll be ready for...
Forum: Southern California 07-01-13, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By LarryMelman
The chip sealing was done in late 2012. ...

The chip sealing was done in late 2012.
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/chip_seal/index.htm

We're planning a few days of vacation around this ride. But if the road is no good to ride on,...
Forum: Southern California 07-01-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By LarryMelman
Highway 1 in SLO County?

I signed up for the Lighthouse Century in September, which uses Highway 1 from Morro Bay to the Hearst Castle area. I have been reading articles that say Caltrans chip-sealed the highway last year...
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