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Old 12-26-16, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by wschruba View Post
Not sure what you're saying here, but you are not supposed to try peeling the plastic off of the patches right after patching. You remove the foil back, stick on over the glued section, and rub. The plastic won't hurt anything, but it sure will pull a [not totally cured] patch off enough to cause issues. After a few miles, it'll flake right off, anyways.
I just leave the plastic in place.
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Old 12-26-16, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
I suggest you learn good mounting technique, since attributing all your problems to bad luck won't get you anywhere.
I haven't blamed anyone but my own inability to get these tubes/tires/rims to work together in harmony...

I do regret "upgrading" to these larger tires that Juiced is putting on their newer bikes, but I never blamed anyone else...

Came here looking for tips and suggestions. Which is mostly what I got, and I've been following those tips and suggestions...
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Old 12-26-16, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by uRabbit View Post
I haven't blamed anyone but my own inability to get these tubes/tires/rims to work together in harmony...

I do regret "upgrading" to these larger tires that Juiced is putting on their newer bikes, but I never blamed anyone else...

Came here looking for tips and suggestions. Which is mostly what I got, and I've been following those tips and suggestions...
I didn't mean to imply that you were anybody. But, I believe that internet help will only take you so far, and the hands on approach under an experienced eye might see through to the issue and get you past the bad luck you're having, much faster.

If you head to a co-op, I suspect you'll quickly see the difference between hands on and internet advice.

I teach bike repair, and know from experience that it's much easier on me, when I can watch the students. Often, I'll immediately spot the stumbling blocks, which nobody knew about otherwise.
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Old 12-26-16, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
I didn't mean to imply that you were anybody. But, I believe that internet help will only take you so far, and the hands on approach under an experienced eye might see through to the issue and get you past the bad luck you're having, much faster.

If you head to a co-op, I suspect you'll quickly see the difference between hands on and internet advice.

I teach bike repair, and know from experience that it's much easier on me, when I can watch the students. Often, I'll immediately spot the stumbling blocks, which nobody knew about otherwise.
Oh, yes! I absolutely agree. This is applicable to so many things. I plan to do so.
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Old 12-27-16, 12:29 AM
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Can you find moped tubes to match your moped tires?

They should be much more substantial than bike tubes.
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Old 12-29-16, 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Can you find moped tubes to match your moped tires?

They should be much more substantial than bike tubes.
I have tubes that match the diameter. Anything thicker and it would be even worse to install and remove - we had slime tubes before and they were a nightmare.
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Old 12-29-16, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
I think you need to post a pic of your Joe Blow not fitting up.. no room...
I'm not visualizing the problem, and find it hard to believe.

Get the Kool Stop Tire Jack:
https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...4&category=214
The "tire jack" ended up being too small. Doesn't fit around the tire.

Also, anyone know the diameter for shifter cables? We have SRAM i3 internal hubs. Wife'a cable snapped today. Not sure what sort of torture she puts this thing through, but not has it been a PITA!

IIRC, on our old Schwinns, the cables were all the same. But I'm seeing 1.2, 1.5, and 4mm cables...

SRAM does not list the diameter. I don't have a micrometer around. Maybe I'll hunt down my metric tape measure.

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Old 12-29-16, 03:47 PM
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Stainless shifter cables: SRAM is 1.1, Shimano 1.2. Brake cables are 1.5. Derailleur housing is 4mm.
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