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04-20-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 98
Posted By drlogik

wmh9680, I shattered my wrist in a bad bike...

wmh9680,

I shattered my wrist in a bad bike crash in March of 2020. After a long rehab my range of motion was still limited so my arm doc researched and came back with a company called Dynasplint...
04-19-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By drlogik

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

Oh, uh, buy BOTH! I do.......:)
04-19-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By drlogik

Origin8 provides a reasonable quality Taiwan-made...

Origin8 provides a reasonable quality Taiwan-made (China too maybe?) products for a reasonable price point. Campagnolo is top of the line. There isn't much value in comparing the two because they...
04-19-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,890
Posted By drlogik

All shops are suffering, including the big...

All shops are suffering, including the big chains. Since the Covid hit the world economy and plant shutdowns, etc, parts are in short supply which translates to bikes being in short supply. Small...
04-18-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By drlogik

How do you "clean and relube" after every wet...

How do you "clean and relube" after every wet ride? Water? Solvent? Wipe with a dry cloth? Chains don't need to be cleaned all the time unless they are caked with dirt. It is possible to clean a...
04-18-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By drlogik

+1 buy tools as you need them. I also agree to...

+1 buy tools as you need them. I also agree to buy the absolute best tools in their class as you go. That way, after a few years you'll look in your tool chest and marvel at your quality collection....
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...
04-15-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 719
Posted By drlogik

You don't need fancy tools. An old leather toe...

You don't need fancy tools. An old leather toe strap is all you need....and strong fingers. Gatorskins and any Challenge "Open Tubular" tire is arguably the most difficult tire to mount initially. No...
04-15-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 350
Posted By drlogik

+1 on loosen the anchor screw and pull on the...

+1 on loosen the anchor screw and pull on the cable. The only thing I'll add is to pull the cable out, wipe it off and re-lube it. Don't know if this was mentioned or not but, once the cable is out...
04-14-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By drlogik

I used to run tubulars back in the day but not...

I used to run tubulars back in the day but not now. Where I lived we called them "Sew-ups". I loved the ride but the fiddly nature of Sew-ups was a royal pain...especially fixing flats.

I now run...
04-12-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By drlogik

+1 for Citrus Degreaser. I used to be a real fan...

+1 for Citrus Degreaser. I used to be a real fan of solvent cleaners but switched to the Zep Citrus Degreaser a few years back. I'm really impressed with this cleaner. I save gallon orange juice jugs...
04-11-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,623
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.
...
04-09-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By drlogik

I bought one from this person recently and was...

I bought one from this person recently and was pleasantly surprised at the high quality. I bought two belts from her years ago and they are nicely made as well. They offer many color and size options...
04-09-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By drlogik

Hard to tell but may be a "Record" headset. I...

Hard to tell but may be a "Record" headset. I would let it soak in mineral spirits to get all of the old gunk out. Dig it out with a toothpick and/or Q-Tip...no metal or steel wool. Rinse it in in...
04-09-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By drlogik

If it were me, I wouldn't buy it. There's not...

If it were me, I wouldn't buy it. There's not any room for error with Carbon, especially forks. A little nick can compromise the integrity of the structure around it. If it was a dent in a steel...
04-09-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 514
Posted By drlogik

I say get a new chain, put it on and continue to...

I say get a new chain, put it on and continue to ride. The chain may make some noise as it runs-in but as long as it doesn't skip too badly, just ride it...or avoid the gears that skip...!

+1...
04-09-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By drlogik

+1 riding with no hands is not a reliable way....

+1 riding with no hands is not a reliable way. Road crown alone can give a wrong impression. If that is your only viable way then find the flattest piece of pavement, a playground might be a good...
04-08-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 792
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: 950
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...
04-08-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 986
Posted By drlogik

Read some reviews, do some virtual window...

Read some reviews, do some virtual window shopping then pull the trigger. Keep it simple, fixed gear bikes aren't complicated.
04-08-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,074
Posted By drlogik

Broctoon, Trek has gone the way of corporate...

Broctoon,

Trek has gone the way of corporate America. Meaning, they have a "process" they have to follow for everything. This slows everything down and makes them less efficient than a small shop....
04-07-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 950
Posted By drlogik

No prob... Y'ouch!!

No prob...



Y'ouch!!
04-07-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 950
Posted By drlogik

Correct the metal is never the same. And, yes,...

Correct the metal is never the same. And, yes, the top tube and down tube could also be adversely effected as could the lugs that attach them to the crown and head tube. The braze joints at the fork...
04-07-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 950
Posted By drlogik

Technically the fork could probably be bent back...

Technically the fork could probably be bent back into the original position; HOWEVER, I agree with other posts, I would not ride a bike that had a fork bent that much.

Back in the day we would...
04-07-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,231
Posted By drlogik

I'm no spring chicken but so far have not had too...

I'm no spring chicken but so far have not had too many issues with my knees, but, I converted all of my bikes to mountain bike clips because they provide a lot more "float" for the feet. That...
04-05-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By drlogik

When I lived in Arizona I used a dry lube because...

When I lived in Arizona I used a dry lube because of the harsh road grit the drivetrain would pick up. I moved back to the southeast where it's humid and I still use a dry lube. My dry lube of...
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...
04-05-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,436
Posted By drlogik

I wear mountain bike shorts to ride everywhere so...

I wear mountain bike shorts to ride everywhere so I keep it in my shorts pocket. However, when I don't wear those Mtn bike shorts and instead wear stretch shorts I do what others have said, Ziplock...
04-03-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,670
Posted By drlogik

79pmooney, They're bullhorns. I would...

79pmooney,



They're bullhorns. I would never ride top-bar levers with drop bars. Ain't no way. Truth be told, as far as safety is concerned, this setup isn't all that "safe" either. In a true...
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...
04-02-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,726
Posted By drlogik

Mark, If your goal is just a recreation...

Mark,

If your goal is just a recreation ride, that's cool, have at it! However, if you want to challenge yourself try this:
One day a week make it a self time trial and see what your first time...
04-02-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,670
Posted By drlogik

Ursula, If you're new to single/fixed gear...

Ursula,

If you're new to single/fixed gear bikes I'd recommend brakes. There's a lot to learn right out of the gate just getting used to your feet being fixed to the wheel. Dealing with no...
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...
03-24-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By drlogik

That's a tough call. The dings in the rim would...

That's a tough call. The dings in the rim would be of concern to me also. Maybe try to find middle ground with Chain Reaction. Maybe they offer to repair/replace the rim and you take care of tire...
03-22-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,547
Posted By drlogik

Water bottle squirt to the face usually stops any...

Water bottle squirt to the face usually stops any dog in its tracks.

+1 I agree with previous post to file a Police report and take pictures of your foot as evidence.
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"....
03-21-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By drlogik

I use the 12 gallon swing-top stack-able storage...

I use the 12 gallon swing-top stack-able storage boxes (from Lowe's) to store helmets, shoes, saddles, tubes, gloves, bike locks, etc. At $10 bucks a pop they are cheap effective and durable. For...
03-18-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,016
Posted By drlogik

This was a long time ago (1975 to around 1981)...

This was a long time ago (1975 to around 1981) but my goal (and expectation from the shop owner), when I worked in shops was no more than 30 minutes for a multi-speed bike. Generally it took 20 mins...
03-15-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By drlogik

I worked in shops for many years as a young man...

I worked in shops for many years as a young man and was exposed to a lot of stands but my favorite was the Park Pro. For my own use I have two, the PRS-10 and the PRS-20 "Team Stand". The PRS-10 gets...
03-15-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,313
Posted By drlogik

I've been riding for around 45+ years and have...

I've been riding for around 45+ years and have gone through a lot of different cages over the years. To me, the "sexiest" cage I've come across is sold by Wabi Cycles. Form follows function:
...
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....
03-14-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By drlogik

Non-toxic route would be isopropyl alcohol (92%)....

Non-toxic route would be isopropyl alcohol (92%). Next step up would be denatured alcohol. Next step up from there would be spray brake cleaner from the auto parts store. All three will work but the...
03-11-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,506
Posted By drlogik

+1 Rebuild it. It is cycling history that's still...

+1 Rebuild it. It is cycling history that's still relevant and usable. I have three Silca pumps. One older one from the early 80's as I recall and two from the new folks before they went upscale....
03-09-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,062
Posted By drlogik

Wear nitrile gloves, and yes, it's pretty...

Wear nitrile gloves, and yes, it's pretty obnoxious stuff but it does get caked on crud off in a jiffy...and it's self contained. I only use it rarely otherwise it's Orange degreaser.
03-09-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,062
Posted By drlogik

+1 Petrol/gasoline, bad, very bad for cleaning...

+1 Petrol/gasoline, bad, very bad for cleaning purposes.

If you must use a solvent, as has been stated before, kerosene, mineral spirits or even the parts washer "paint cans" sold at auto parts...
03-08-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,990
Posted By drlogik

The last time my bike into a shop for repair was...

The last time my bike into a shop for repair was when I worked in a shop and I repaired it myself. That was longer ago than I care to admit.
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, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By drlogik

Beautiful bike! Yeah the decals on mine were...

Beautiful bike! Yeah the decals on mine were nearly gone also and I replaced them but did a bad job. Oh well, it's still a rider not a Shop Queen.

Funny that you called your bike Mr. Twitchy. ...
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