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10-17-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 488
Posted By base2

Ok. So you found 3 or 4 spots where it rubs. That...

Ok. So you found 3 or 4 spots where it rubs. That sounds about do-able. Your question whether or not to fix one before moving on to the next is a smart one. As was the suggestion to read a book on...
10-10-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By base2

Kapusta You're right. I should've phrased it as...

Kapusta You're right. I should've phrased it as something along the lines of: "...is rarely the solution." I thought of the knee placement on the leg thing after I hit enter & neglected to edit it in...
10-10-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,358
Posted By base2

Multi Use Path Mostly it's a place for...

Multi Use Path

Mostly it's a place for walkers with dogs on 10 foot leashes & joggers to run up the middle of & turn around to be hit face on when you try to pass them on the left as you are...
10-08-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 664
Posted By base2

Yep. Your resulta are about on par with...

Yep. Your resulta are about on par with expectations. 3-5000 miles for a right shifter is pretty common depending on how often you shift. I've never worn a left (front) shift cable. I'd venture 10k...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,407
Posted By base2

I love it! :love: That is a ~faaańcey bike :D

I love it! :love:
That is a ~faaańcey bike :D
10-06-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By base2

I don't think you understand. The bicycle mounts...

I don't think you understand. The bicycle mounts to the trainer. It takes up exactly the amount of space as one bicycle.

How much room does a bicycle use?...
10-05-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By base2

I'd clean up the threads as best as you can so...

I'd clean up the threads as best as you can so that another barrel adjuster will thread in & hope for the best.

Another option if the existing threads strip completely out or are drilled out, is...
10-05-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By base2

Which one? H, L, B, cable fixing bolt, in line...

Which one? H, L, B, cable fixing bolt, in line adjuster, barrel adjuster? Is this a front derailleur, a rear derailleur or something else? Help us help you.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,407
Posted By base2

You have 2 Specialized unnamed mountain bikes, a...

You have 2 Specialized unnamed mountain bikes, a Defy (carbon!) a Tesla, an Audi, don't want a roof rack & want to be cheap with a cheap hitch rack to carry the bikes a few kilometers because of a...
09-29-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,677
Posted By base2

I am a Shop Coordinator at a co-op. It seems I am...

I am a Shop Coordinator at a co-op. It seems I am also the lead mechanic. I am also employed as a mechanic at a for profit shop down the street. To the concerns of competition between shops: There is...
09-27-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,318
Posted By base2

A watt is defined as a unit of expenditure in a...

A watt is defined as a unit of expenditure in a certain amount of time. A watt is a watt is a watt.

I think you are meaning: Running requires more watts per mile. If so, that's true & no one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,774
Posted By base2

I'm sure the people at Quarq...

I'm sure the people at Quarq (https://www.sram.com/en/quarq) would be interested in your research. Have you tried the people over at Rotor? (https://rotorbike.com/powermeter/)



So, crank arms...
09-24-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 906
Posted By base2

The new Shimano 105 derailleurs support full...

The new Shimano 105 derailleurs support full cable housing from end to end, meaning you don't need frame mounted cable stops. From there, you could mount up a double crankset & a $15 Sunrace thumbie...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By base2

I'm hesitant to say too much tension. Although...

I'm hesitant to say too much tension. Although spoke loading is 100% the problem.

The thing is, is that rim manufacturers build their rims with a target tension in mind. 110 to 130 kg/f is one...
09-15-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By base2

It's mostly imagination. But, also some...

It's mostly imagination. But, also some differences in bike geometry.

In mountain bikes you generally have lots of leverage over a long lever so steering inputs are easy & smooth over a great...
09-15-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By base2

With out a picture, it is sort of hard to tell...

With out a picture, it is sort of hard to tell exactly what is going on.

For clarity: The rubber portion of the stem is fully seated inside the rim, correct? This is where the seal is. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,126
Posted By base2

Maybe if I put it in different terms: Mikes...

Maybe if I put it in different terms:

Mikes would have taken customers orders under the belief that a/the relationship were to continue. That's how relationships work.

Now that Specialized took...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,126
Posted By base2

I have nothing to add regarding Mikes/Spesh fall...

I have nothing to add regarding Mikes/Spesh fall out. But I wll add that when we had an order of top tier Rockhoppers that were supposed spec'd with disc brakes show up with base model single piston...
09-12-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By base2

We get e-bikes at the co-op. In all cases, the...

We get e-bikes at the co-op. In all cases, the batteries &/or electronics are junk. We simply do not have the resources to do anything with them. Keep the regular bike bits & recycle the rest.
09-11-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By base2

Squirt does not need removal by chemical means....

Squirt does not need removal by chemical means. Any crud that gets into the rollers is caught in the wax & migrates out by way of the chain action. Anything on the outside of the chain can be removed...
09-11-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 826
Posted By base2

This remains true to this day. "Problem" e-bikes...

This remains true to this day. "Problem" e-bikes come into the shop every day. It's always the same story: "I'm a champion shifter, I know all about that."

To customer: Oh, yeah? The only wear is...
09-09-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By base2

I've never known any of my IGH's to be any...

I've never known any of my IGH's to be any temperature other than ambient.

Granted, all IGH's have some internal friction of some degree or another, but the difference in total system efficiency...
09-08-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,638
Posted By base2

Fwiw: An American made frame from an American...

Fwiw: An American made frame from an American boutique frame builder leaves very few options for American tubes with which to build the frame from.

Vari-Wall Therm-LX tubing is made in a foundry...
09-06-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,663
Posted By base2

It could be the lack of battery life. It sucks. ...

It could be the lack of battery life. It sucks.

It could be the lack of on-device A to B navigation. So your routes can only be preprogrammed from your computer at home.

It could be the lack of...
09-04-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By base2

Have you paid any mind to the derailleurs...

Have you paid any mind to the derailleurs capacity?
Forum: Foo
08-26-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,512
Posted By base2

Ditching the modern world is boring. Boredom is...

Ditching the modern world is boring.
Boredom is good, sometimes.
Boredom is where creativity comes from.

It's not hard to see why some people are happy to live in the countryside. The visual...
08-23-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,080
Posted By base2

Air squats & push-ups have nothing to do with...

Air squats & push-ups have nothing to do with base level of fitness. It has everything to do with air squats & push-ups.

Your base level of fitness is how prepared your body is for sustained...
08-22-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By base2

Stop wasting your time. That bike was loved...

Stop wasting your time.
That bike was loved just a little too much.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By base2

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51392977068_06...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51392977068_06bb1fbc72_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2miqrzw)20210821_090900 (https://flic.kr/p/2miqrzw) by Richard Mozzarella...
08-21-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,054
Posted By base2

It would seem that your riding buddies have...

It would seem that your riding buddies have bought their way into aero & rely on eachother to go 20-22mph for 14mph worth of effort.

You, OTOH, seem to have put in at least some amount of "dues."...
Forum: Foo
08-18-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By base2

I understand you are being smarky, but you...

I understand you are being smarky, but you actually hit the nail on the head. That's actually the crux of the whole "Defund the Police" thing some media sources would have you discount. Shifting...
08-18-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By base2

The firmness of the thumb clicker release button...

The firmness of the thumb clicker release button has to do with how hard the shifter mechanism is jammed against the derailleur limit screw. Try backing off the inline tension adjuster. Or, if you...
08-18-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,951
Posted By base2

Their house, their rules. Maybe you don't...

Their house, their rules.

Maybe you don't understand the First Amendnent only applies to government restriction on free expression?

See you.
08-16-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By base2

Because I was at the mercy of what the bike shops...

Because I was at the mercy of what the bike shops had in stock. I went to 4 bike shops and this was the best that the 4th bike shop could come up with. They assured me it was the correct one. It...
Forum: Foo
08-16-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,410
Posted By base2

Hey, that's cool. I had heard about another...

Hey, that's cool. I had heard about another company on the East coast, New England somewhere, but it's good to have another player on the market. Considering how much a transmission or engine costs...
08-16-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By base2

No worries. Learning is one of the reasons I...

No worries. Learning is one of the reasons I :love: this forum. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
08-15-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,410
Posted By base2

This is very quickly going to go down the...

This is very quickly going to go down the rabbit‐hole of hypotheticals with math that is far too complex for an internet messege board.

However, I'd like to think a monthly investment of the...
Forum: Foo
08-15-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,410
Posted By base2

I took $40/week x 4 weeks/mo = $160/mo gasoline...

I took $40/week x 4 weeks/mo = $160/mo gasoline expenditure of my Prius & converted it to $15 in electricity expense with a used Nissan Leaf.

I still took the Prius to Wyoming, Montana, Idaho,...
Forum: Foo
08-15-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,410
Posted By base2

Because perpetual motion isn't a thing. Just like...

Because perpetual motion isn't a thing. Just like how a hub dynamo isn't free energy. It takes an additional 3 watts + miscellaneous losses from your legs to get 3 watts to power your lights.

The...
08-13-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By base2

Each fastener shound only have one singular duty....

Each fastener shound only have one singular duty. Your QR skewer is doing double duty.

Which is more important: Kickstand or rear wheel?

Nix the kickstand or find one that attaches by way of a...
08-12-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By base2

In my experience with compressionless housing,...

In my experience with compressionless housing, the tight bend such as under the bar tape really only affect how easily the inner cable slides. With the tight bend, the compressionless housing...
08-12-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By base2

The ball & cup washer set up there is actually...

The ball & cup washer set up there is actually pretty common. I've built hundreds of bikes with the ball/cup on top of the caliper (as shown) The reason is to account for an off-square drilled hole...
07-31-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,412
Posted By base2

There are places on Earth where Manufacturers...

There are places on Earth where Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price is unenforceable & actual market derived price is what an item sells for.

I, for one am hard pressed to buy anything from...
07-30-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,409
Posted By base2

Old vintage Schwinn Varsities use the old BMX...

Old vintage Schwinn Varsities use the old BMX standard head tube diameter. Schwinn 1 inch steerers are not current industry standard 1 inch. I forget exactly what makes them different... Steerer...
06-28-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By base2

Well, I'm not one to argue with Sheldon Brown....

Well, I'm not one to argue with Sheldon Brown. (https://sheldonbrown.com/derailleur.html)



FWIW: About 3 chain link pins usually results in about 6mm of space between the upper jockey wheel &...
06-26-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,912
Posted By base2

Maybe you've come to your understanding with out...

Maybe you've come to your understanding with out any formal or specialized training? Sure, a 3 year-old can figure out how to ride upon a bicycle. A conscious understanding of the physics involved...
06-26-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By base2

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51271516808_c1...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51271516808_c1361c701c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m7FVF7)Jimi (https://flic.kr/p/2m7FVF7) by Richard Mozzarella (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145063776@N04/), on...
06-26-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,912
Posted By base2

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46729233775_f8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46729233775_f89b7ede2c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ecixbp)6GjMLjB_d (https://flic.kr/p/2ecixbp) by Richard Mozzarella (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145063776@N04/),...
06-21-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,023
Posted By base2

In 2018 & 2019 The shop was full of bikes from...

In 2018 & 2019 The shop was full of bikes from floor to ceiling. The warehouse off site was full of bikes dating back years. The owner has figured out how to make the shop survive on repairs alone &...
06-05-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,401
Posted By base2

There is a lot more to that story. IIRC in excess...

There is a lot more to that story. IIRC in excess of 80,000 flight cycles, & the epoxy they used to bond the panels never actually bonded because the mechanics that installed it were in a hurry. Had...
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