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    Loose Screws questions

    Have you done business with the folks at Loose Screws?

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    Loose Screws questions

    Have you done business with Loose Screws?

    Would you like to see the site re-launched?

    Check out this blogpost.

    Relaunch Loose Screws
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    This is a Japanese built frame, not a Taiwan or...

    This is a Japanese built frame, not a Taiwan or Chinese frameset.
    It should have the sticker at the bottom of the seat tube.

    Pull out the bb and look at the finishing and mitering of the tubes. ...
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    Hello, I have a Profile Design BSC 1" Carbon...

    Hello,

    I have a Profile Design BSC 1" Carbon fork available.

    300mm carbon steerer. New, uncut with brace.


    $190 including shipping.

    Tax in minnesota
  5. There are a couple adjustments you can do on your...

    There are a couple adjustments you can do on your new ebicycle.

    First, the saddle (the seatpost actually) not only moves up and down,
    the saddle itself moves back and forth and it tilts as well....
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    There may be a relatively simple solution. A...

    There may be a relatively simple solution.

    A frame which rigidly attached to the brace, and through the use of a C
    ( or open front D) shaped " dropout" at the other end, with the opening large ...
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    A shorter blade fork - is it for a different size...

    A shorter blade fork - is it for a different size wheel?

    In using a shorter blade length fork, you have altered the design
    geometry and ride characteristics of your bicycle.

    The geometry of...
  8. I agree, under the wrong circumstances the fixed...

    I agree, under the wrong circumstances the fixed gear solution would be an issue.

    As you are looking at developing the range of motion, not the cadence and spin of
    a road cyclist the rate crank...
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    I also support the center drive application for...

    I also support the center drive application for your purpose.

    Another area to consider is wheel size.

    Your application is all about torque.

    Using any of the systems, or combinations of...
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    You have received many great ideas to address...

    You have received many great ideas to address your particular issues.

    From my perspective, there is a broader array of things to consider.
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    What are the requirements not only do to your...
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    The top tube/bar always wins! The "fit" is a...

    The top tube/bar always wins!

    The "fit" is a result of matching the correct frame design to the rider. That is, each manufacturer( big names or custom) have a frame design philosophy. As I recall,...
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    The store I worked at in my youth( many years...

    The store I worked at in my youth( many years ago) had a number of top
    shelf cyclists and athletes affiliated with it. The prospect of proper fit was a key in our sales. No Fit Kit, body scanners...
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    There are a couple area to discuss presented...

    There are a couple area to discuss presented here.

    First, one key element in buying an older model ebike is if the seller has kept the battery charged. A fully charged LiIon battery(which is what...
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    On the low end of the spectrum, the eZip Trailz...

    On the low end of the spectrum, the eZip Trailz is hard to beat as a
    complete bike.

    Just don't buy it assembled( except from LBS or specialty electric store)!

    The major drive components were...
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    Especially with high pressure tires. Tubes...

    Especially with high pressure tires.

    Tubes have a motion within the tire, and will work their way down , over any protrusion or into and gap or hole. If there is a sharp edge, flats happen.

    I...
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    Oh yes, I failed to mention a couple of the very...

    Oh yes, I failed to mention a couple of the very ugly injuries I have seen from this type of thing.
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    I would like to see a photo from from the broken...

    I would like to see a photo from from the broken ends.

    The small tear on the top of the arm is interesting. It may have been the last thing to let go.

    Also, there seems to be an abrasion on the...
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    Without a pic I am sot certain of the amount of...

    Without a pic I am sot certain of the amount of the stud left attached.

    There is a "problem solver" kit that will work if it is only the barrel part of the boss that broke off.
    At one time, I...
  19. My suggestion would be to take the time to get...

    My suggestion would be to take the time to get the bicycle into the best mechanical shape possible. This would include aligning dropouts, checking the frame for proper shape, etc. Upgrading a...
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    The track frame design is not designed to accept...

    The track frame design is not designed to accept the "claw" hanger for a rear derailleur.

    That being said, I have seen a version where the claw hanger was modified to mount on the derailleur...
  21. If you dry fit the headset in place and find it...

    If you dry fit the headset in place and find it to be 1-2 mm short, a headset mill can accomplish two things. One, it will allow the cups to seat into the frame correctly, aligning them and...
  22. Curious about one thing. You mentioned that TREK...

    Curious about one thing. You mentioned that TREK denied responsibility for the failure, yet they provided you a replacement bike? Interesting.

    If you have a great deal of uncertainty about the...
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    eZip Trailz option - There are also 2 LiIon...

    eZip Trailz option -

    There are also 2 LiIon batteries which are compatible with the eZip Trailz.- a 6.4 and a 9.7 amp.
    They will slide into the rack, and have a circuit to make them compatible...
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    The biggest challenge facing the long use and...

    The biggest challenge facing the long use and simple operation of the eZip Trailz is the assembly.

    Big box services do this and most bicycles (BSO's) a dis-serivice based on volume of assembly...
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    Lots of grease can solve a problem that requires...

    Lots of grease can solve a problem that requires a lot of grease.

    This sounds more mechanical in nature.

    There are a couple things to check:
    1. Are the cups in the head tube tight?
    2. If the...
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