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Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By frankenmike

For me, the damaged tissue just needed to...

For me, the damaged tissue just needed to completely heal before sitting on a saddle again. Epsom salt baths and several weeks of not using a seatpost-i.e. standing the whole ride. Once the sores...
05-10-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By frankenmike

WD40 and an old credit card worked on the dealer...

WD40 and an old credit card worked on the dealer sticker on my car, when nothing else would.
05-04-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By frankenmike

Very good advice IMO. Run it till it gives up,...

Very good advice IMO. Run it till it gives up, then a quick switch out and good to go for another very long time.
04-26-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By frankenmike

Still using ATACs since 1998ish or so. New cleats...

Still using ATACs since 1998ish or so. New cleats occasionally, and new spring/wires when they wear through. Honestly though, it’s the feel off the flawless click in and out that keeps me uisng them....
04-23-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By frankenmike

Again, flipping the wheel in the stand yields all...

Again, flipping the wheel in the stand yields all the information needed regarding dish, albeit slightly less conveniently than a dishing gauge.
04-23-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By frankenmike

I certainly wouldn’t fault anyone for opting to...

I certainly wouldn’t fault anyone for opting to utilize the convenience of a dishing gauge; however, all truing stands are also dishing gauges- just flip the wheel.
Forum: Commuting
04-19-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,453
Posted By frankenmike

Just having a mini adventure to look forward to...

Just having a mini adventure to look forward to before and after work each day!
04-06-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By frankenmike

For actual racing, I would look for strong, light...

For actual racing, I would look for strong, light tires. Hope you have a deep wallet! Most tire companies make race-grade tires, I currently prefer S-works and Maxxis, opting for the tread profile...
04-02-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 861
Posted By frankenmike

I wouldn’t bother with preventing any rub,...

I wouldn’t bother with preventing any rub, provided the shifting performs acceptably. Any wearing of the clamp from the cable would take many many years, I suspect.
Forum: Commuting
02-09-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,551
Posted By frankenmike

Certainly including use of a second lock of a...

Certainly including use of a second lock of a different style(i.e. cable lock) would serve as an adequate deterrent to all but the most determined thief.
12-09-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,114
Posted By frankenmike

OP, have you tried putting the chainring on the...

OP, have you tried putting the chainring on the inner side of the crank? Would certainly be closer to in line if it fits.
12-02-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By frankenmike

The races are included in the bearing sets for...

The races are included in the bearing sets for those type of cranks, so I would try to remove the races.
12-02-18, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By frankenmike

Not dangerous, but extremely annoying. Life is...

Not dangerous, but extremely annoying. Life is too short, I would get a new rim.
11-13-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By frankenmike

Google “campagnolo chainring bolt” and you will...

Google “campagnolo chainring bolt” and you will find exactly what you need, less a spacer(due to the placement of the ring).
11-09-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,666
Posted By frankenmike

My two cents, as I wax the chain on my...

My two cents, as I wax the chain on my folder(needs to be super clean, as I bring it into my work at a hospital): get a wax melter- the type used for leg waxing. Super cheap from amazon. Oh and the...
08-14-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By frankenmike

This is not a very well thought out response to...

This is not a very well thought out response to the OP, as a few have noted. Unnecessary for a roadside broken chain repair.
08-11-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 562
Posted By frankenmike

If you can find one that uses the same size...

If you can find one that uses the same size bearings, and interfaces with the existing top cup, you can theoretically make it work. However, a top threadless race usually comes as part of a full...
08-07-18, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By frankenmike

3x9 is still widely available, I would just...

3x9 is still widely available, I would just replace as needed.
08-06-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By frankenmike

Id go with option 3 (and thanks for making this...

Id go with option 3 (and thanks for making this thread easy to reply to!)
08-02-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By frankenmike

Some rims have the spokes sealed from the rim....

Some rims have the spokes sealed from the rim. They have threaded inserts through which the spoke nipples seat, which incidentally increases the weight a bit- but does make tubeless set up easier.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Posted By frankenmike

Agree with ksryder. Purchased new cleats years...

Agree with ksryder. Purchased new cleats years ago, due to current cleats worn appearance, only to continue using worn ones for literally years, as in still using them! As long as they still clip in...
07-08-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By frankenmike

Looks like you may have already added a spacer,...

Looks like you may have already added a spacer, appears as though another spacer should do it. 1-2 mms of washers ought be adequate. I might also be tempted to file the caliper down a tiny bit. Both...
06-22-18, 03:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By frankenmike

As noted, if the chainring is too close to the...

As noted, if the chainring is too close to the frame a longer spindle is needed. A 73 not only wouldn’t help the problem, but also may not even fit the frame. Determine how many more mm are needed,...
Forum: Foo
06-19-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,786
Posted By frankenmike

Hi Mr. Narwhal -Hi Buddy

Hi Mr. Narwhal
-Hi Buddy
Forum: Foo
06-15-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,786
Posted By frankenmike

I’m going with the mandrill, though many above...

I’m going with the mandrill, though many above are brilliant.
Forum: Foo
06-15-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By frankenmike

Dead Poets Society, and yes.

Dead Poets Society, and yes.
06-04-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By frankenmike

I can’t fathom why the hose would care from which...

I can’t fathom why the hose would care from which end it is shortened.
06-04-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By frankenmike

Can’t help with your query, but just had to say...

Can’t help with your query, but just had to say that my first fork was the palmer fs ti, lime green, 80mm, and was an awesome fork! Hope the rebuild goes ok. I do seem to recall during regular...
05-10-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,613
Posted By frankenmike

Sheldon Brown. Very thorough and easy to read. He...

Sheldon Brown. Very thorough and easy to read. He also got me curious in fixed gear bikes. After a point, forming a relationship with your local bike mechanic can really become a useful resource for...
05-05-18, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By frankenmike

Start by setting the limits with the cable...

Start by setting the limits with the cable unattached. Then attach the cable and fine tune the index. If it still won’t shift properly, something is misaligned.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,615
Posted By frankenmike

Yep. A park ct-5 along with an sks toolbox, in...

Yep. A park ct-5 along with an sks toolbox, in the neoprene bag from a topeak multi tool. Weight isn’t a huge concern of mine, keeping my machine going is.
04-04-18, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By frankenmike

Try a shim made out of inner tube rubber to help...

Try a shim made out of inner tube rubber to help the clip grip the fender stay(metal rod) tighter.
03-31-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,806
Posted By frankenmike

Ride standing up for a few weeks, i.e. remove the...

Ride standing up for a few weeks, i.e. remove the seatpost completely. Epsom salt baths(full half gallon container in a shallow warm bath).
03-28-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,297
Posted By frankenmike

Cut it man; but do it in a neat, craftsmanlike...

Cut it man; but do it in a neat, craftsmanlike fashion. Trick.
03-23-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By frankenmike

It’s an anti-theft crank bolt and matching wrench.

It’s an anti-theft crank bolt and matching wrench.
03-22-18, 03:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By frankenmike

If you go the aluminum insert route, be aware...

If you go the aluminum insert route, be aware that wet conditions can corrode the stem to the insert, making it difficult to remove. I would use plastic.
Forum: Foo
03-07-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,738
Posted By frankenmike

“In da lab” - Z dogg. Probably funnier for med...

“In da lab” - Z dogg.
Probably funnier for med techs like me
02-21-18, 04:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,144
Posted By frankenmike

Awesome looking Hardrock! Was that a 7 speed...

Awesome looking Hardrock! Was that a 7 speed originally? Also what rear spacing? Asking because my 92 was a 7 speed with 130 rear spacing(which I cold set to 135 to upgrade wheels). Could be a clue...
02-10-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By frankenmike

I would probably just pack the gap with grease...

I would probably just pack the gap with grease and ride. Re-check regularly.
Forum: Commuting
02-06-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By frankenmike

Love my mu uno for commuting in nicer weather,...

Love my mu uno for commuting in nicer weather, largely due to the convenience of not seeking out the bike rack. Wouldn’t work as an all weather bike due to the obvious wet mess.
Forum: Foo
01-27-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,920
Posted By frankenmike

Hagar. DLR is just so tacky and sleazy. Can’t...

Hagar. DLR is just so tacky and sleazy. Can’t stand him.
01-25-18, 05:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By frankenmike

Probably not what you want to hear, but I...

Probably not what you want to hear, but I recently had the same problem with a brand new wheel. I tried all the above mentioned strategies, but always back with the thump thump. After 18 months...
01-15-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,504
Posted By frankenmike

Never ridden a feather, but no complaints about...

Never ridden a feather, but no complaints about my cordoba; I love it!
Forum: Foo
01-06-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 682,403
Posted By frankenmike

God I hope that was a pee balloon.

God I hope that was a pee balloon.
01-06-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,415
Posted By frankenmike

Seat tube angle looks steep on that georama,...

Seat tube angle looks steep on that georama, wondering if it’s a thing.
12-31-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By frankenmike

Shimano and acs are affordable choices that both...

Shimano and acs are affordable choices that both work well enough. White industries is my current preference, but very expensive.
12-29-17, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By frankenmike

BMX freewheel should screw right on to the old...

BMX freewheel should screw right on to the old hub if your idea doesn’t work. May have to move hub axle spacers and re-dish for correct chainline.
12-14-17, 12:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,524
Posted By frankenmike

I was a mechanic for two years in college...

I was a mechanic for two years in college (07-08). Are there really certifying agencies for that profession?
Forum: Commuting
12-06-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By frankenmike

If you mean cold weather, lobster gloves. Cool...

If you mean cold weather, lobster gloves. Cool weather, xc ski gloves.
12-06-17, 06:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,144
Posted By frankenmike

The parts spec seems similar to my 92 hardrock,...

The parts spec seems similar to my 92 hardrock, which btw has a cup and cone bb that I still use, and works well. I did switch out the seatpost from a straight post with steel clamp to a modern alloy...
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