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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-30-08, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Joe Phillips
Yep I just found out that you don't want levers...

Yep I just found out that you don't want levers made for V Brakes on a bike with Caliper Brakes. You have to squeeze too hard. But are DiaCompe Tech 77's for Calipers or V Brakes?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-30-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Joe Phillips
But isn't there i difference in the amount of...

But isn't there i difference in the amount of pull....hardness of pull....mechanical advantage thing with levers for mountain bike VBrakes. I read Sheldon Brown over and over too. I have Shimano...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-25-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 87,958
Posted By Joe Phillips
I live in a small city 40,000. I ride on all...

I live in a small city 40,000. I ride on all errands and to pick up my daughter at school in a pull behind. I get mad at some jackass every day. I rode a lot twenty five years ago and have just now...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By Joe Phillips
I just figured this bugger out and logged on to...

I just figured this bugger out and logged on to confess my ignorance when I see that you figured it out already.....I have been tightening the acorn nut together with the tension nut with one wrench...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-08, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By Joe Phillips
This is so cool....connecting all these people by...

This is so cool....connecting all these people by the net. This is a powerful tool. Can you imagine how long it would have taken me to find out all this stuff before the net. This is like a bunch of...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-19-08, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By Joe Phillips
I have 27 in wheels

I have 27 in wheels
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-19-08, 11:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By Joe Phillips
Do I need long reach arms? I think its 44mm from...

Do I need long reach arms? I think its 44mm from the hole to the rim. Regular Shimano Tiagra BR 4500 seem to fit. 49mm is what they say. Am I measuring right. My wife would play with that line if she...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-19-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By Joe Phillips
I read in an another thread that the best thing...

I read in an another thread that the best thing would be to get two front brakes, do you agree? I'm chcking the reach right now it looks like 44mm and the Shimanos seem to fit.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-19-08, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By Joe Phillips
By loose I mean this.....there is a nut that...

By loose I mean this.....there is a nut that pinches the arms together. There is a cap nut over it on the end. If the adjustment nut is too tight the arms freeze up and wont grab the wheel. If the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-19-08, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By Joe Phillips
Could be alright. I gots ta know.

New brake levers and cables. New pads. The bike is thirty years old but pampered and the brakes are not broken. I had 'em working last week and I changed the pads. Now I can't get the back brake to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-19-08, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By Joe Phillips
Old style Brakes vs New Style

Hey folks....quick question. I'm considering upgrading the brakes on my old road bike to new ones. I have the old dia-compe side pull calipers. I spend hours and hours trying to adjust them but never...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-19-08, 08:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,372
Posted By Joe Phillips
Dude, I'm 53 and I psychotherapist....I'm not a...

Dude, I'm 53 and I psychotherapist....I'm not a nutritionist. I do know a lot about nutrition and exercise. My question to you is what exactly are you worried about? I you can ride a bike that far...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-27-08, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,032
Posted By Joe Phillips
Thanks guys I got it....but all this talk about...

Thanks guys I got it....but all this talk about nipples and screwing and rods........I mean read this from the top....my wife's reading this over my shoulder and LOL.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-27-08, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,032
Posted By Joe Phillips
Now I'm all confused and about to true for the...

Now I'm all confused and about to true for the first time. Can somebody draw a rough diagram of which way to tighten the nipple? Is the spoke at 12 o clock or six or what? I gotta learn how to do...
Forum: Commuting 05-15-08, 05:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,073
Posted By Joe Phillips
Walmart Aluminum Schwinn Next LaJolla 95 bucks.

Aluminum Schwinn Next La Jolla Cruiser at Walmart 95 Bucks

They listed this thing at 28 lbs. I went to the store and took a digital bathroom scale and checked it out with me holding it and...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-15-08, 10:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,570
Posted By Joe Phillips
This is an important question. Bikes are the most...

This is an important question. Bikes are the most efficient way to move a body in transportation. With gas high and global warming bikes are gonna explode in popularity. The answer to bike physics is...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-15-08, 09:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,570
Posted By Joe Phillips
Good Point

I kind of sense that way too. Weight on the body can help to push the pedal down. When I stand up and push with the legs and pull with the arms it generates hill climbing power but sitting down my...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-14-08, 08:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,570
Posted By Joe Phillips
Wow this has always been a question for me. Is...

Wow this has always been a question for me. Is bike weight the same as body weight. If it is then it's cheaper to diet. BUT....this has got to be a great one for the Myth Busters. Somebody email...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-14-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 68,433
Posted By Joe Phillips
Put my Red Rocket in here. I bought it new in...

Put my Red Rocket in here. I bought it new in College in 1978......Sekai 2500. Always lives in my living room. Never rode in the rain. It looks better than I do.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-27-08, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Joe Phillips
Holy Cow...can I use two front brakes. Whats the...

Holy Cow...can I use two front brakes. Whats the diff between a front and a rear brake anyway?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-27-08, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Joe Phillips
New Brakes on Old Sekai 2500

Hi guys....I need a tip on my old road bike. I see brakes have improved in design from my original Dia-Compe guys to double pull brakes that don't like to rub on one side like my old ones do. I see...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-16-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,629
Posted By Joe Phillips
Thanks guys. I think I'll try the michelin world...

Thanks guys. I think I'll try the michelin world tours. I think I had them before. I"m just running Bells Streetsters i got at Wally mart now but i think The Mich's would be nice. It's cool to see...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-15-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,629
Posted By Joe Phillips
Sounds Tricky. Am I being too picky? Would the...

Sounds Tricky. Am I being too picky? Would the wider tire make that much difference in comfort?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-15-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,629
Posted By Joe Phillips
There you go.

I ride around town on pavement is all. A little squishier ride...more comfort would be nice. I didn't know there were wider 27 minch tires. Wider than 1 1/4. Where can I get wider tires?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-15-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,629
Posted By Joe Phillips
Road Bike conversion from 27x1/14 to wider tires.

Can you do this? I have an old Sekai 2500 from college. I love it. I am 52 now. I have upright handle bars now and a comfortable seat. Can I go to wider tires with 27 inch wheels? Can I go to 26 inch...
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