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04-19-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 585
Posted By drlogik

Oh, uh, buy BOTH! I do.......:)

Oh, uh, buy BOTH! I do.......:)
04-16-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 548
Posted By drlogik

I have a Bontrager and like it ok; however, I...

I have a Bontrager and like it ok; however, I have a different take on summer riding and water.

I live in a hot and humid State where summer rides get to 100 degrees and 98% humidity. I perspire...
04-11-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,622
Posted By drlogik

I rode my Wabi Classic on an 8-miler around my...

I rode my Wabi Classic on an 8-miler around my area of town. Beautiful day except for the crazy high pollen count.
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04-08-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By drlogik

When I was a teenager back in the mid 1970's and...

When I was a teenager back in the mid 1970's and working in a bike shop I built a "track bike" (that's what we called them back then) from used orphaned parts from the shop's parts bin with the...
04-08-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 947
Posted By drlogik

If you don't already own a truing stand, and if...

If you don't already own a truing stand, and if wheels still fit in the fork and don't bind on the crown, leave it and use it as is. Otherwise straighten the fork as best you can.

Clamp it in a...
04-05-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,547
Posted By drlogik

Quite frankly, we have it good today. When I...

Quite frankly, we have it good today. When I started riding back in 1975, us riders frequently had bottles, cans and other trash thrown at us. Not out of malice but just thinking it's funny. We got...
04-03-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,670
Posted By drlogik

BikeEthics, That's a challenging...

BikeEthics,



That's a challenging question to answer. Are they materially better than Ultegra's? Maybe not in braking performance, but the workmanship is better for sure. I love these brakes...
03-31-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,429
Posted By drlogik

I have two Yellow Line Rule tool rolls. I don't...

I have two Yellow Line Rule tool rolls. I don't think they are in business any more though, unfortunately. Really excellent tool roll that look retro but carry any tools you need. I carry a chain...
03-22-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By drlogik

If these are replacement/upgraded brakes, are you...

If these are replacement/upgraded brakes, are you sure that the brake caliper spindle is the right length and shimmed properly? The bolt could be tight but the caliper actually a little "loose"....
03-15-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By drlogik

I've tried Phil's Tenacious oil and it worked ok....

I've tried Phil's Tenacious oil and it worked ok. I am a bit concerned about the stickiness that the oil will have in the long-run though. I've also used grease and it doesn't work too well for me....
03-07-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 728
Posted By drlogik

If it's a part that can't be easily replaced I...

If it's a part that can't be easily replaced I keep looking until I find it!

Old Trick:
One flashlight technique that an old car mechanic taught me was to lay the flashlight in the middle of the...
03-01-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,639
Posted By drlogik

skenry, Can you point me to this pouch or is...

skenry,

Can you point me to this pouch or is it a DIY thing?
03-01-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,639
Posted By drlogik

I wear a RoadID on my Garmin watch and have name,...

I wear a RoadID on my Garmin watch and have name, ICE info and med info written in Sharpie on my helmet. I run TurboScan on my phone and it has copies of all my important insurance documents, medical...
02-27-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By drlogik

It could be that after all these years some flash...

It could be that after all these years some flash or metal bits from the original brazing could have sloughed off inside the fork blades. If there are no signs of rust, splitting, cracks, stress...
02-26-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By drlogik

One thing I always do is once the tire and tube...

One thing I always do is once the tire and tube are mounted to the rim, I push the valve stem down into the tire, wiggle the tire bead a bit to make sure it seats properly on the lip of the rim then...
02-25-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,189
Posted By drlogik

From my observation living in Charlotte North...

From my observation living in Charlotte North Carolina, this time of year I see "mostly" people over, say, 40 years of age riding with maybe half of those being over "55-ish". I see almost no...
02-24-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,137
Posted By drlogik

She's in my photo above but here's another. She's...

She's in my photo above but here's another. She's my daily driver too.

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02-24-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By drlogik

From my days as a teenager helping the mechanic...

From my days as a teenager helping the mechanic at the gas station I worked at, I bleed my brakes the old fashioned way with a wrench, a tube and a coffee can. I don't use a kit. I drain and replace...
02-23-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By drlogik

+4 for Dualco. I have four of them. Different...

+4 for Dualco. I have four of them. Different grease in each one. Mine never leak or pass unless I leave the grease gun for too long, hot weather hits and the grease starts to separate. That's only...
01-24-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,162
Posted By drlogik

In the simplest terms to me, what makes a great...

In the simplest terms to me, what makes a great bike mechanic is sufficient experience and be very "mechanically-inclined" to know how to fix something even if the mechanic hasn't fixed that...
01-21-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Posted By drlogik

I'm with Veganbikes on this. I wouldn't risk...

I'm with Veganbikes on this. I wouldn't risk life or limb on a frame repair for a major frame compromise like that. It isn't worth it. A catastrophic frame break at the wrong time is not something...
01-05-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,389
Posted By drlogik

cbrstar, I use Squirt on my fixed gear...

cbrstar,

I use Squirt on my fixed gear bikes. Not the low temp stuff but the regular. It works really well in the heat. I haven't tried the low temp. It is one of the highest rated lubes by one of...
01-05-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,389
Posted By drlogik

I read through a few of the comments here and...

I read through a few of the comments here and here's my take being an ex cross-country ski racer up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where it gets very cold also.

Waxes are not created equal....
01-04-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By drlogik

Cool or cold? There's a difference. Cool weather...

Cool or cold? There's a difference. Cool weather I like to layer. I prefer all synthetics for "cool" weather. For cold weather, I agree with Toadmeister, Merino wool as undergarment with cycling-type...
12-18-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,647
Posted By drlogik

My opinions alone... Keep doing what you're...

My opinions alone...

Keep doing what you're doing and do real repairs also. As in "fix" the bikes, not just replace parts. Buy some old beaters at garage sales and fix them up and sell them at...
11-05-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,449
Posted By drlogik

I'm not a fan of doodads. I like thingamabobs and...

I'm not a fan of doodads. I like thingamabobs and whachamacallits better, but my favorite is a chingadera.
10-07-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,237
Posted By drlogik

The short version: working in a bike shop when I...

The short version: working in a bike shop when I was a teenager.

I grew up in the 1960's and came of age in the 70's. I hit the 70's cycling resurgence right on time. It was the second or third...
09-07-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,228
Posted By drlogik

Photography, reloading, fishing and keeping my...

Photography, reloading, fishing and keeping my 1971 TR-6 on the road as my daily driver!


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08-26-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 811
Posted By drlogik

Tubes are hit or miss. Even top brands can sell...

Tubes are hit or miss. Even top brands can sell faulty tubes. I "generally" have had good and fairly consistent results with Michelin and Continental tubes though. They do cost more but seem to hold...
08-25-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,504
Posted By drlogik

Previous posts are correct. Wrapping top to...

Previous posts are correct. Wrapping top to bottom exposes the raw edge and the edge can curl. Wrapping bottom to top keeps the edge over-lapped and it doesn't curl, but, you're left with using some...
08-25-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,890
Posted By drlogik

I have a Wabi Special and a Classic. Both are the...

I have a Wabi Special and a Classic. Both are the smoothest riding bikes I have ever owned and I've owned some very smooth riding bikes over the decades. As far as bang for the buck, it's hard to...
08-25-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,602
Posted By drlogik

Steel is real while seated on an experienced 58cm...

Steel is real while seated on an experienced 58cm framed 1986 Pinarello Montello. Brakes, Campy "Deltas", naturally. "Brazilianed" chain. Out of date helmet with a Take-A-Look.

The basic Fred...
08-19-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By drlogik

Get the bikes out of the water and spray down...

Get the bikes out of the water and spray down with a garden hose for 30 minutes or more. If you are able, remove the hub spindles, crank, headset, seatpost and chain. Spray down bikes again spray...
08-13-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By drlogik

https://search.yahoo.com/search?p=M4+tapered+hex+i...

https://search.yahoo.com/search?p=M4+tapered+hex+in+20mm&fr=yfp-t&fp=1&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8
08-10-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,621
Posted By drlogik

Low end bikes are a commodity and low profit...

Low end bikes are a commodity and low profit margin, high volume, but cyclical, business. I don't see that coming back to America. Mid-range and high-end bikes seem to have a more consistent...
08-08-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,976
Posted By drlogik

Halo head bands!!

Halo head bands!!
08-08-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,976
Posted By drlogik

Heat can be managed with proper pre-ride...

Heat can be managed with proper pre-ride hydration and regular hydration intake during the ride. However, I'm talking about a lot of water, not energy drink, not Gatorade, not anything other than...
06-27-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 16,177
Posted By drlogik

+1 Steel is real. ...

+1 Steel is real.

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05-31-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,446
Posted By drlogik

Bikes do not come from the factory anywhere near...

Bikes do not come from the factory anywhere near ready to ride. A good shop will have the bike prepared and ready to ride with all bolts properly tightened and torqued, spokes tightened, wheels trued...
05-04-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By drlogik

They may have sprayed some parts in the shop with...

They may have sprayed some parts in the shop with silicone spray and it got on your rims. Silicone is the bane of wood finishers, bamboo rod builders and anyone that needs to paint or varnish a...
04-28-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,383
Posted By drlogik

My money is that it is one of your knees. Nope,...

My money is that it is one of your knees. Nope, not kidding. Mine click when saddled and don't when I'm out of the saddle. Place the palm of your hand on one knee when it's making that sound. Feel...
04-06-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,806
Posted By drlogik

There was a time not all that long ago when there...

There was a time not all that long ago when there were no bike paths, bike lanes or dedicated "exercise paths". We have it good now, really good. I've been riding on the road since 1974. We should...
03-26-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,019
Posted By drlogik

Water, but I add about a teaspoon of concentrated...

Water, but I add about a teaspoon of concentrated Montmorency cherry juice to a cold 16 oz bottle of San Pellergrino mineral water. Just enough sweet and sour to quench thirst but not enough sugar to...
03-25-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,150
Posted By drlogik

It appears that the derailleur cage is slightly...

It appears that the derailleur cage is slightly bent and the bottom jockey wheel is off to one side also. Check that the jockey wheel bearing and spacers are installed properly. You may have both...
03-15-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,177
Posted By drlogik

I just checked, I actually have the Shimano...

I just checked, I actually have the Shimano PD-M8000 XT SPD pedals not the XTR's. Super pedals for the money though. I "think" the XTR's are basically the same pedal just a little lighter. I'm not a...
03-09-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,129
Posted By drlogik

I lived on Sullivan's Island in Charleston, SC...

I lived on Sullivan's Island in Charleston, SC for a couple of years. Folks on the island used WD-40 for bikes, lawn mowers, garden tools, etc.

It's an old tried and true rust prevention method....
02-04-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,908
Posted By drlogik

I have a Special and a Classic. The ride quality,...

I have a Special and a Classic. The ride quality, in my opinion, cannot be touched anywhere near the price range. "Comfortable ride" is an understatement. I absolutely love both of mine! The Classic...
08-05-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 34,929
Posted By drlogik

I'm 61 and ride regularly. I also ride with a...

I'm 61 and ride regularly. I also ride with a Take-a-Look mirror attached to my sunglasses. I never ride without it. I can see the cars coming up behind me just by moving my eyes and not my head. ...
06-20-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,680
Posted By drlogik

I'm the best bike lock in the world. I know what...

I'm the best bike lock in the world. I know what you're thinkin', punk, is this dog vicious or only scary looking. Well considering I am a well-trained Pit Bull, the most vicious dogviper there is,...
06-20-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,551
Posted By drlogik

I have two Wabi's and love both of them (and...

I have two Wabi's and love both of them (and thinking of buying another one) but sending out a bike without bottle cage braze-ons isn't acceptable in my opinion.


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