Great idea, thanks!
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Great idea, thanks!
Did you really mean to post this in the 41?
Yes, that's what I mean. Pics are before, not after. I've straightened frames like that.The seatstays are straight now, paint not damaged, frame aligned, rides OK. That's enough for me.
Some knowledgeable people wouldn't agree.
Dave Moulton's opinion on that subject:
Dave Moulton's Blog - Dave Moulton's Bike Blog - Straightening bent*seatstays
+1, but I'd use that ONLY where I can stay close to my bike... it's just to prevent someone from jumping on the bike and flying away, as it can be cut in 2 seconds at most.
Happened to me once while inflating, another time the rim bulged out while riding but did not tear off. Both were well worn rims with a lot of miles on them.
Why? Suppose you have a high end vintage steel frame, by some accident a seatstay is bent, would you toss it?
Another thing I like in steel is that up to a point, you can straighten up a deformed frame. Not possible on aluminum or CF.
+1. And better apply some oil to help the nut slide down.
This. You can't combat the wind, he's stronger than you and always wins. Better consider him your friend, he helps you train your body and mind.
Impressive ride Gnosis, but I think it's risky to drink so little. Agree you can ride without food longer than most think - I've done many 100-120km rides on water only - but hydration is another,...
Among the best.
Not all tubes are made from the same material, and some are difficult to patch. What worked for me was sanding well with coarse sandpaper, applying a thin layer of cement, let it dry, apply a 2nd...
Interesting Ernesto Colnago interview where he talks about his relationship with Eddy Merckx, including custom frames:
Ernesto Colnago 50th Anniversary Interview | Eddy Merckx Hour RecordOND?EJ...
What would be the magic number for a sprint?
I've removed a number of freewheels by disassembling them and then using a strap of aluminum stock wrapped around the center to hold it in a vise, using the rim as a lever. The center part wasn't...
Right, OP, I got it you really have nothing against road cyclists. I bet your best friend is a road cyclist.
From Shimano Dealer's Manual DM-SG0003-01-ENG, page 8:
"For Installation to the Bicycle, and Maintenance:
•• The cassette joint should only be used with sprockets from 16T to 23T.
•• It is...
Thanks! A good reminder to be careful. I've been in those situations many times, the last one I was hit head-on by a car coming from the right at a T junction, luckily we both were going slowly and...
I did a couple of times, but no longer. It's not worth it.
Great bike sced!
Shimano recommended ratio for Nexus & Alfine 8 is 2.1:1 AFAIK.
Mine didn't need break in, always worked OK. As said before, I wouldn't use it for sport riding due to weight, handling and uneven gear spacing. It's Ok for commuting though, maybe the gear range is...