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06-15-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By MikeyMK

Schwalbe Fat Frank are 2ins, smooth, grippy,...

Schwalbe Fat Frank are 2ins, smooth, grippy, puncture proof and cheap here - dunno about over there.

The last tyres i bought were Big Apple because they didn't have Fat Franks in the size i...
06-15-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By wipekitty

Another vote for Continental Ride Tour. I'm not...

Another vote for Continental Ride Tour. I'm not going to say I enjoy riding these tires - but they seem relatively indestructible, and can be found for cheaper than their siblings.

I used to get...
06-15-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By CliffordK

I had some Michelin Protek Cross Max tires on my...

I had some Michelin Protek Cross Max tires on my commuter. I found them slower than racing tires, but absolutely bomb-proof. Quite a few miles, and not a flat.

I didn't choose to go to the...
06-15-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Eric S.

I've had a couple pairs of Continental Ride Tour...

I've had a couple pairs of Continental Ride Tour (used to be called Tour Ride) in 700x28 for over 3 years and never had a flat. I also have them on two MTB commuters - still never a flat. They run...
06-14-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By wipekitty

I've bought several things from them over the...

I've bought several things from them over the years, including a whole bike - no problems! I don't think the discount ever expires, so you'll have it next time.
06-14-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By wipekitty

Random Bike Parts usually has some good stuff....

Random Bike Parts usually has some good stuff. Discount code save10 will save you 10%. Free standard shipping.

They sell on Ebay as well (and are affiliated with Crosslake Sales), but you might...
06-14-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Kedosto

Dude, if you can get one for less than $20 bucks...

Dude, if you can get one for less than $20 bucks DELIVERED, you oughta jump on it. Seriously.


-Kedosto
06-14-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Ironfish653

Here ya go: ...

Here ya go:

oval-concepts-r300-road-mtb-stem-120mm-31-8mm-6d-black (https://www.bikewagon.com/part/stems/threadless-stems/oval-concepts-r300-road-mtb-stem-120mm-31-8mm-6d-black)

Always...
06-12-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Metaluna

No the width is only half the information you...

No the width is only half the information you need for matching the hub axle. There are two "worlds" when it comes to modern hubs -- those with quick release axles and those with through axles. Quick...
06-12-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Leebo

Mt bike hub widths can vary( wait for it) 135,...

Mt bike hub widths can vary( wait for it) 135, 142, 148 and now 157. Guessing you used bike would be either 130/135.
06-12-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Iride01

Spacing between the dropouts is a consideration...

Spacing between the dropouts is a consideration between some wheel builds. Ignore whether it say mountain or road and look for the spec's that tell you the actual measurements.

Wheels intended for...
06-12-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By fietsbob

622 = 622 , its the width and application that...

622 = 622 , its the width and application that differs '29er' is a wide 700C, '29er +' is an even wider tire..

your Frame clearance, width/height, is the limiting factor ..
06-10-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,235
Posted By DHPflaumer

I know this is a fun jokey thread to counter our...

I know this is a fun jokey thread to counter our resident troll of the moment but...

I actually love the Shimano Saint pedals I bought winter of 2017/2018. I found them new for like $40 and they...
06-10-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,235
Posted By Slightspeed

I've never seen these Giant SPDs before, but...

I've never seen these Giant SPDs before, but found them in nearly new condition at a bike swap meet for $20. I love them, easy in and out, and it looks like the silver cap just screws off to service...
06-10-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,235
Posted By Phil_gretz

Don't deny me my ability to save 15 grams...

Don't deny me my ability to save 15 grams...
05-31-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By u235

1) Make sure the wheel is centered and tight in...

1) Make sure the wheel is centered and tight in the fork/dropouts. Make sure the pads are not completely worn out.
2) Recenter/reset the brake calipers as mentioned above by loosening the two...
05-16-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 639
Posted By Metaluna

*Some* Shimano 9 and 10 speed drivetrain...

*Some* Shimano 9 and 10 speed drivetrain components are interchangeable within limits (e.g. rear derailleurs). Unfortunately chains are not on that list, at least not reliably. A 9sp chain is almost...
05-16-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 639
Posted By zacster

I've had that same experience using a 9sp Shimano...

I've had that same experience using a 9sp Shimano chain on a 10sp Campy cassette. It works just fine. The spacing is wider on Campy than Shimano 10sp. There is a chart somewhere that shows this.
...
05-16-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 639
Posted By Litespud

When I switched to 10 speed (Campag Chorus) years...

When I switched to 10 speed (Campag Chorus) years ago, rather then use a Campag chain with its odd pin (can't remember what they called to, but it apparently needed a specific installation device,...
05-16-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 639
Posted By sch

I had some experience with this. IME 9spd chain...

I had some experience with this. IME 9spd chain will work IF the cassette has no single tooth steps, ie 11->12 or 12->13. In this case the protruding
rivet will hang up on the next cog and try to...
05-16-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By P!N20

Essentially the teeth sharpen over time. A new...

Essentially the teeth sharpen over time. A new chainring will have blunt teeth, a worn chainring will have sharp teeth.

A worn chainring can reduce chain life and will probably shift poorly. In...
05-15-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 639
Posted By Eric S.

Only one of my bikes is 10sp and when setting it...

Only one of my bikes is 10sp and when setting it up, I left the 9sp chain on to see how it would work.

It doesn't!
05-15-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,507
Posted By rebgen

Initially I was very skeptical that a stand that...

Initially I was very skeptical that a stand that cheap would work well or be durable. That was three seasons ago. WRONG.

I have been very pleasantly surprised how excellent this stand has...
05-15-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 639
Posted By caloso

I've tried it. It doesn't work. Chain will skate...

I've tried it. It doesn't work. Chain will skate over the top and not engage the cogs properly. These are Shimano chains and cassettes (105 and Ultegra).
05-15-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 639
Posted By samkl

I disagree. You should definitely try it. Whatís...

I disagree. You should definitely try it. Whatís the downside? Whether you succeed or fail youíll have discovered something useful and shared it with others.

FWIW, a mechanic recently told me...
05-15-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,507
Posted By richart

Aldi's Bike Stands on Sale

If anyone is looking for a reasonably priced work stand, Aldi's stores (at least those in the metro Atlanta area) have their work stands on sale starting today for $24.99. Seems very sturdy and has a...
05-15-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 639
Posted By fietsbob

Gift them to someone with a 9 speed (cassette),...

Gift them to someone with a 9 speed (cassette), bike..
05-15-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 639
Posted By Iride01

There are too many variables to say with complete...

There are too many variables to say with complete certainty. You have the parts already. Try them. If they work for you, great. You'll know soon enough if the chain doesn't shift properly on the...
05-14-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By mixteup

Bolt Depot, for small quantities : ...

Bolt Depot, for small quantities :
https://www.boltdepot.com/

I buy these from McMaster Carr, but they sell only larger quantities - In about any size or spec you'd need:
5mm, for bottle cages -...
05-13-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By 86az135i

I only use wrought iron bolts.

I only use wrought iron bolts.
05-13-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By DrIsotope

Wiley X Tactical. They have several models with...

Wiley X Tactical. They have several models with the gasket, and it is removable. Pretty much all available in prescription.

The other option is one of those helmets with the aero face shield,...
05-11-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,690
Posted By tds101

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05-10-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,775
Posted By nomadmax

Motorist Perception & Behavior

A couple times a year I'm reminded of how motorists only see what they consider to be a threat. Twice a year I take my truck to be detailed at a place up on the state route (2 lane road) just on the...
05-10-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 16,982
Posted By SurferRosa

The only time I look down on an old frame is...

The only time I look down on an old frame is usually when I'm staring at one of my bikes. Just fixed there, gawking. Gawping. Ogling. Vacant. A minute passes. Then two... It's bad.
05-06-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Kedosto

Call around to some of your local shops and ask...

Call around to some of your local shops and ask about "take off" saddles. Those are the stock saddles buyers replace at the time of purchase in favor of their saddle of choice. A stock saddle is...
05-06-19, 10:23 AM
05-06-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By freeranger

This one works for me--supportive, but not a...

This one works for me--supportive, but not a brick, and not super skinny. I'm using it on my drop bar road bike. Price isn't bad either: ...
05-05-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By blamester

There is also the fact that while the bb may be...

There is also the fact that while the bb may be perfectly serviceable now it can seize in there and be a real pain to remove when you do need to.
It's been in there ten years so I would remove it...
05-05-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By zacster

I have a bike with a custom frame that was built...

I have a bike with a custom frame that was built for me almost 40 years ago. It has a square taper, loose ball Zeus bottom bracket. About 10 years ago, maybe even more, I bought some new wheels...
05-05-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By Bike Gremlin

Shortest answer: No need to preventively...

Shortest answer:
No need to preventively replace them.


Longer answer:
Cartridge square taper BBs last for years and tens of thousands of miles - often, even in harsh riding conditions.
As...
05-04-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By xroadcharlie

When I was in high school I decided to clean and...

When I was in high school I decided to clean and re-grease the bottom bracket bearings. When I put the littles balls back there was a big gap. I thought I lost one so I put another one in I had....
05-04-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By Litespud

There certainly is something to be said for...

There certainly is something to be said for preventative maintenance, but I donít think it applies here. Preventative maintenance is addressing a potential problem before it becomes a big problem -...
05-04-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By canklecat

My gauge for deciding whether to mess with a...

My gauge for deciding whether to mess with a bottom bracket is to remove the cranks/chainrings and twiddle the axle with my fingers. If it feels smooth without excessive play, I leave it alone and...
05-04-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By davidad

I have shimano square taper on two bikes and each...

I have shimano square taper on two bikes and each has over 24000 miles. If you were going on a week long or longer you might consider it. If not ride it until it gets noisy.
05-04-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If it works, don't replace unless you go to a new...

If it works, don't replace unless you go to a new crank with external bearings.

No offense, but it sounds like you have an opinion already and want us to confirm what you already want to do and...
05-04-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
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.
05-04-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By JohnDThompson

If there's nothing wrong with the cartridge,...

If there's nothing wrong with the cartridge, there's no need to do anything. It's not as if a BB failure is going to leave you stranded; might be noisy riding home, but that's about it. Run it until...
05-04-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By dedhed

If it's a cartridge BB there are no reasonably...

If it's a cartridge BB there are no reasonably user serviceable parts inside. Toss the old and drop in a new UN 55 of the correct length.

If it's loose ball, usually 1/4" balls
05-04-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I wouldn't. Replacement is such a simple job,...

I wouldn't.
Replacement is such a simple job, the thing could disintegrate and with next day shipping, you could be on the road again.
05-04-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Taper BBs can last forever if not abused. ...

Taper BBs can last forever if not abused. Particularly decent quality cartridge units. Sounds like yours has lived an easy life. Take the arms off and feel the bearing, unless it is gritty or...
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