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03-23-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By well biked

At my shop, we have a dizzying array of removal...

At my shop, we have a dizzying array of removal tools/bushings, etc for headset cups, the various pressfit bb's, etc etc. I'll give Park Tool credit, they seem to offer something for just about...
03-21-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By well biked

^ That's super cool. I had family in Carlsbad...

^ That's super cool. I had family in Carlsbad back then, visited them there during that time period. I became intrigued with "California Masis" as a result. In recent years, I've been honored to...
12-17-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By well biked

The lack of 650b x 47-48ish tubes (actually made...

The lack of 650b x 47-48ish tubes (actually made and labled for tires in that size range) is surprising. I recently built up my first 650b bike,a gravel bike, and I use 650b x 48 tires on it. I run...
12-10-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By well biked

27.5 is a size that uses the rim diameter...

27.5 is a size that uses the rim diameter traditionally known as 650b. The bead seat diameter is 584mm. 700c has a 622 BSD, so no, they are not interchangeable, too much difference in rim diameter....
12-02-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By well biked

There are Shimano Parallax front hubs, too,...

There are Shimano Parallax front hubs, too, so......but as for rear hubs, I agree with Andy, I think Parallax rear hubs are strictly cassette hubs, no freewheel Parallax hubs.
11-28-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 683
Posted By well biked

Regarding the Schrader valve part of your...

Regarding the Schrader valve part of your question:

"If you want to convert a rim drilled for Presta valves to accept Schrader valves, drill it out with a 21/64" drill bit." - Sheldon Brown
10-22-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By well biked

You should stick with the same model chainring if...

You should stick with the same model chainring if you are just replacing one chainring. The letters are a code, based on number of chainring teeth on the crank's chainrings. That's important because...
07-24-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By well biked

I'll add, when it comes to difficult pedal...

I'll add, when it comes to difficult pedal removal, leverage is often your best friend.
07-24-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By well biked

For both right and left pedals: turn the spindle...

For both right and left pedals: turn the spindle towards the front of the bike to tighten, turn to the rear of the bike to loosen. Doesn't matter if you're working on pedals with 15mm wrench flats or...
06-19-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By well biked

What I'm seeing in the photo is an overly oily,...

What I'm seeing in the photo is an overly oily, gunky, gritty mess. Chirping or no chirping.
04-06-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,316
Posted By well biked

So your first post on Bikeforums is dragging up a...

So your first post on Bikeforums is dragging up a seven year old thread, and correcting a long-time member who is one of the most all-time helpful members in the history of BF, and telling him...
12-31-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By well biked

The trend at this moment for drop bar bikes...

The trend at this moment for drop bar bikes equipped with disc brakes: flat mount brake calipers (the newest drop bar groups with hydraulic disc brakes use flat mount). Axles and spacing: 100mm...
12-26-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By well biked

Assuming you've already tried removing the valve...

Assuming you've already tried removing the valve core (and are using an air compressor), here's another trick that might be worth trying...remove the tubeless valve stem from the rim entirely,...
12-26-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,736
Posted By well biked

Power Grips! I hadn't seen or thought of those...

Power Grips! I hadn't seen or thought of those for a long time. :) NIce photo ^
12-26-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By well biked

I suggest two things: use soapy water (dish soap,...

I suggest two things: use soapy water (dish soap, etc) on the beads of the tires. If the tires are being stubborn, as it sounds like they are, remove the valve cores and inflate (with an air...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,467
Posted By well biked

I'm a big fan of Jeff Jones. We assembled a...

I'm a big fan of Jeff Jones. We assembled a stock, complete Jones Plus LWB at our shop not long ago for an old friend and customer, it was cool to finally see a Jones bike in person. I own a first...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By well biked

I have to admit, when I saw the thread title I...

I have to admit, when I saw the thread title I thought this was a thread about tripping a red light to green. :D
12-11-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By well biked

Being from the mid-south (U.S.), I pronounce it...

Being from the mid-south (U.S.), I pronounce it as "sawder" instead of "sodder," FWIW.
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,259
Posted By well biked

To the OP, I think you will really like the...

To the OP, I think you will really like the Teravails.
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,259
Posted By well biked

I have only run the slick Gravel Kings, not the...

I have only run the slick Gravel Kings, not the SK's. Have sold a bunch of SK's to customers, though, including the new SK+'s which are a little heavier but have more puncture protection. The SKs and...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,259
Posted By well biked

I run Teravail 700 x 42's in the light and supple...

I run Teravail 700 x 42's in the light and supple version on my commuter right now, it's a great tire, plenty robust for my commuting needs. Seems like it would be a little more flat resistant than...
10-11-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,651
Posted By well biked

Assuming those are metallic pads, maybe install...

Assuming those are metallic pads, maybe install resin pads. They tend to be quieter, and IME, provide a little better brake performance. The downside is that they wear faster, but with those brakes...
10-10-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,175
Posted By well biked

To the OP, I quickly checked the specs on your...

To the OP, I quickly checked the specs on your Giant ATX 3, it uses a very inexpensive chain ("8 speed chain").

Whatever you do regarding chain lube/chain cleaning, just remember the chain itself...
09-30-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,145
Posted By well biked

Regarding Shimano Rapid Rise derailleurs, there...

Regarding Shimano Rapid Rise derailleurs, there was an XTR RR introduced in the late '90's, and it was a problematic derailleur. A fair number of riders bought in to the concept, but it was a very...
09-25-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,860
Posted By well biked

re: the thread title...don't focus solely on...

re: the thread title...don't focus solely on evening spoke tensions, morning spoke tensions are equally important.

Sorry, couldn't resist.
09-11-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,134
Posted By well biked

My advice: with a really old Raleigh like your...

My advice: with a really old Raleigh like your Grand Prix, don't agonize over the small stuff and don't expect that any two bikes, even the same model, are going to measure out to exactly the same...
08-31-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,067
Posted By well biked

I hear ya on all of that....The Mavic Reflex name...

I hear ya on all of that....The Mavic Reflex name was more associated with the tubular version IME, but there was a clincher version of the Reflex also, that later became the Open Pro. We sold...
08-10-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,675
Posted By well biked

As long as you don't change the size of the...

As long as you don't change the size of the largest cog on your cassette and the largest chainring on your crankset during the life of the chain, here is a summary:

The chain should be sized by...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,026
Posted By well biked

:thumb: Yeah, that was me who posted that. ...

:thumb:

Yeah, that was me who posted that. I did end up deleting the post, this thread is turning into a long one with much "debate" and I really don't have the time or energy to dive into all...
12-21-17, 12:04 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,721
Posted By well biked

I've enjoyed reading through this thread....and I...

I've enjoyed reading through this thread....and I might add that it seems very appropriate that it's in the Classic and Vintage subforum that a genuine classic and vintage discussion of...
03-17-11, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 18,248
Posted By well biked

I'll give you my opinion, and it's just an...

I'll give you my opinion, and it's just an opinion, so there's no need for anyone to get offended: if you feel the need for some sort of extra padding in or under your handlebar tape, unless you're...
11-17-09, 10:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,954
Posted By well biked

A bike shop guy took your lunch money and now...

A bike shop guy took your lunch money and now you're on the internet trying to get even?
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