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06-11-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,250
Posted By DaveSSS

The paraffin I use is a solid, used for sealing...

The paraffin I use is a solid, used for sealing jars of jelly. Someone posted that microcrystalline paraffin is better.
British folks tend to call lamp oil or paraffin oil paraffin. I would never...
06-11-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By ft3safety

I know you don't want to but I'd cut the spokes...

I know you don't want to but I'd cut the spokes and just replace them. You can get double butted spokes for around $0.80 each. If the nipples are seized who knows how worn out the spokes are as...
06-10-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,401
Posted By Rolla

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-08-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This would be my choice for a solid, lower cost,...

This would be my choice for a solid, lower cost, meat & potatoes rim.
https://www.treefortbikes.com/Sun-Ringle-Rhyno-Lite-Rim-29er-700c
How many spokes?
06-07-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By seibaatgung

No, if I carry a 2 ended tube to put in a...

No, if I carry a 2 ended tube to put in a normally tubeless tire in case of a flat, I won't have to take the wheel off. Taking the wheel off takes way too long on a commute anyways.
05-28-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would strongly recommend brass nipples rather...

I would strongly recommend brass nipples rather than aluminum.
05-21-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Sjtaylor

The trueing fixture worked great. Took the hop...

The trueing fixture worked great. Took the hop right out. I was surprised how it worked out. What fun.
05-21-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Sjtaylor

Wish Me Luck

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05-16-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,401
Posted By Skulking

That's the only reasonable assumption to make. ...

That's the only reasonable assumption to make. Fortunately, the next time someone asks this question we will now have this thread to point them to so they can understand why it's a bad idea.
05-16-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,401
Posted By tgot

OP gone?

The OP hasn't come back with a report on how the experiment went, has he?

Are we all assuming he was killed in the attempt?
05-03-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,401
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, you just don't know all the tricks. Or you...

Yeah, you just don't know all the tricks. Or you are poorly skilled at executing them.

I've yet to find a tire and rim that levers are necessary. Sometimes they are helpful and quicker, but never...
05-03-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,401
Posted By cxwrench

No.

No.
06-27-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By 79pmooney

There are rims without reinforcing around the...

There are rims without reinforcing around the nipple holes that will crack without the washers, guaranteed, especially some older rims fro the '70s. Mavic Open Sports are probably marginal. I build...
06-23-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By Bigbus

Your limiter screws are out of adjustment. A very...

Your limiter screws are out of adjustment. A very simple fix that takes less than a minute. There are limiters on the front derailleur and on the rear. When set properly they prevent your derailleurs...
09-30-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,966
Posted By davei1980

The efficiency gains in running much wider tires...

The efficiency gains in running much wider tires at much lower pressures will FAR outpace the MINIMAL aero loss of running wider tires.
09-29-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,966
Posted By Kapusta

I would never even consider buying a road bike...

I would never even consider buying a road bike that could not clear 32s at a minimum, as that is the smallest I will probably ever run.

But thatís just me.
09-11-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,598
Posted By Clem von Jones

By adding a little vegetable glycerine into the...

By adding a little vegetable glycerine into the sealant I only have to add more sealant once (midsummer), sometimes twice a year (mild winter) even though I live in a desert. Glycerine in plant cells...
09-02-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,774
Posted By Jeff Wills

^^^ Home, home of deranged...

^^^ Home, home of deranged...
09-02-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,774
Posted By shelbyfv

This thread has become derailed. Or maybe...

This thread has become derailed. Or maybe deranged....
09-02-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,774
Posted By cyccommute

Skip the alcohol. It does nothing in cleaning a...

Skip the alcohol. It does nothing in cleaning a chain. Alcohol is far to polar to dissolve even small amount of any lubricant that is used to lube a chain. All you need is the naphtha (aka mineral...
08-27-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,866
Posted By ThermionicScott

Hey adipe, before you accuse other people of...

Hey adipe, before you accuse other people of poor reading comprehension, how about you make sure you're not guilty? shelbyfv didn't say to convert to tubeless, he just suggested using tubeless rim...
08-26-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,774
Posted By Jeff Wills

They can be trained to check spoke tension, too: ...

They can be trained to check spoke tension, too:

(From the https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/878514-show-me-your-cat-72.html thread.)
...
08-25-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,774
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Cats. They clean themselves.

Cats. They clean themselves.
Forum: Commuting
03-06-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,697
Posted By RGMN

In my riding conditions I do get dirt on the...

In my riding conditions I do get dirt on the chains that doesn't come off any other way than running the chain thru a cleaning cycle. My previous batch of wax was just straight paraffin. In that...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,697
Posted By cyccommute

Sorry for the late response. Candle wax,...

Sorry for the late response.

Candle wax, especially candles that have been prepared is probably a bad choice for wax lubricant. Most candles have stearic acid added to them for a variety of...
08-23-17, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,311
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Maybe the wheel was built with Houdini nipples.

Maybe the wheel was built with Houdini nipples.
08-22-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,311
Posted By SquidPuppet

How could they possibly pull through and then...

How could they possibly pull through and then fight tightly again? Something is wrong with this story, or the way it's being told.
11-24-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,934
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I use mostly the citrus based cleaners now, but...

I use mostly the citrus based cleaners now, but opt for mineral spirits or acetone occasionally.

A word about MEK: It is hazardous mostly because of it's flammability and volatility, not its...
Forum: Touring
07-30-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,320
Posted By Peruano

Back to the original query about using an old...

Back to the original query about using an old tube as a tire liner. I have a friend who ran a bare bones bike repair facility for folks who didn't have a lot of cash to keep up their bikes in...
06-17-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,317
Posted By mihlbach

Achieving drivetrain silence is not always as...

Achieving drivetrain silence is not always as simple as choosing the right components and/or achieving a perfect chainline. I've had junky drivetrains with messed up chainlines that were dead silent,...
03-29-07, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,233
Posted By legalize_it

dont sweat 1mm. also, izumi chains are...

dont sweat 1mm. also, izumi chains are notoriously noisy.

plus, ive found running 3/32 stuff on my ss/fg bikes seems to operate a lot quieter and smoother. on my SS mtbs i run a 9spd chain,...
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