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07-12-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 46,437
Posted By pavement_nyc

what bar tape is that?

what bar tape is that?
06-23-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 46,437
Posted By pavement_nyc

"Silver Surfer"

Raw steel frame with arc bars and the biggest pedals I've ever seen in my life. Clear coat, clear grips and clear...
05-25-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 46,437
Posted By pavement_nyc

What grips are these?

What grips are these?
04-30-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By pavement_nyc

Adapter bit to use Hozan tool on 8mm crank bolts?

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x360/large_6488_c707d7fe86db1cc85b70958443ecd0199f13ed2c.jpg
I'm looking for an adapter bit to use my ratcheting Hozan tool:

on a modern...
09-16-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By pavement_nyc

What do you mean "special guide nut?" It is just...

What do you mean "special guide nut?" It is just a normal nut, the indicator chain does not touch it at all. There is a plastic pulley wheel that fits onto the nut to guide the indicator chain.
09-13-18, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By pavement_nyc

New Sturmey Archer 13/32" drive side nuts keep stripping

A lot of new bikes coming back to our shop because these are stripping out. After a couple flat fixes the threads are usually visibly worn. I don't think they are being overtightened at the factory,...
04-20-18, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 991
Posted By pavement_nyc

27/32" Seatpost on 80's Huffy

I need a 27/32" seatpost for a Huffy 626. A 7/8" seatpost won't fit and 13/16" is way too small. I measured the diameter at 21.5mm and found online that old Huffy's used to have 27/32" posts. I can't...
04-05-16, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By pavement_nyc

Is this fork structurally sound?

This fork looks ridiculous. What is the point of the center hole? It looks like it would break. Do you think it is structurally sound?

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09-29-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By pavement_nyc

Make of this bike? 50s? 60s?

This bike is very cool and I'd really like to know the make and any other info!

Very Rare Antique Single Speed Ladies Cruiser (http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bid/5244385195.html)
05-16-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,746
Posted By pavement_nyc

Schwalbe Lugano vs. Thickslick Tires

Which have better puncture resistance? I'm guessing the Thickslick Deluxe are better than the Lugano's but the Sport model is not as good? It doesn't specify what kind of puncture resistant belting...
05-16-14, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,891
Posted By pavement_nyc

Just check that you have clearance for bigger...

Just check that you have clearance for bigger tires, if they are bigger they may hit your brakes, frame, fork or front derailer
11-19-13, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,735
Posted By pavement_nyc

FR4 Freewheel removal tool slightly too big?

I need to remove an old (70's?) Shimano freewheel. It looks like the FR4 would fit but the tool is just ever so slightly too big. Does anyone know what tool I need or where I can get it?
08-27-13, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By pavement_nyc

Solid, affordable 27"/700c/29er frame?

I just cracked my frame, and want to re-use pretty much all the existing parts. I'm running knobby 700x35 tires and so I believe I'd need a 700c or 29er frame. I'm going to be carrying a good deal of...
08-25-13, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By pavement_nyc

MagicPie wires torn...

I was in an accident and the wires on my Golden Motor rear wheel were torn. Can this be fixed? Do they sell a replacement piece?
...
08-25-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By pavement_nyc

Need new 29er/700c frame for my e-bike, any recommendations?

I just broke the frame of my e-bike, and wanted a bigger frame anyway, so instead of repairing I'm now looking for a new frame. The rear wheel/motor has a 700c rim, so I'm going to need a 29er or...
06-28-13, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,096
Posted By pavement_nyc

they're bent, not straight

they're bent, not straight
06-28-13, 05:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,096
Posted By pavement_nyc

Brand new wheel tacoed mysteriously

This happened to a brand new wheel:
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm189/PMSRIP420/threethirteen/IMG_20130626_200659_086_zpsd8f8864f.jpg...
06-22-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By pavement_nyc

Record M.D. leather saddle

I can't find anything on Google or eBay about this saddle. It says Record M.D. on the sides, Record on the back, and nothing on the underside. Does anyone have any information on it?
...
06-03-13, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By pavement_nyc

I've used these before in my shop but don't have...

I've used these before in my shop but don't have any experience / reports from long term use. I don't think they would offer nearly the protection that Kevlar does. I'm ordering for a customer who...
06-03-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By pavement_nyc

Kenda K Sheild tires vs. Continental City Ride

I'm looking for a puncture resistant tires in 26 x 1-3/8. The City Ride is more expensive than the K Sheild, is it worth it?
...
05-21-13, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By pavement_nyc

Freewheel crank arm

I need a new crank arm for one of those old freewheeling cranks, looks like this:
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm189/PMSRIP420/threethirteen/IMG_20130521_213739_896_zpseb7d9dd8.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By pavement_nyc

Inexpensive 27" tires with puncture protection?

The cheapest puncture resistant 27" tires I've found are these:
http://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/panaracer-pasela-tourguard-tire-27-x-1-1-8-steel-bead

The cheapest 700s I've found are...
04-12-13, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By pavement_nyc

Ah that's probably true, but those are the only...

Ah that's probably true, but those are the only pedals that work with Hold Fast right? I have SPD pedals/shoes but usually I want to wear shoes that I can walk in too.
04-12-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By pavement_nyc

Hold Fast straps make my stance too wide?

I love Hold Fast straps because my shoes range in bulkiness, and they are really easy to adjust. I also don't ride fixed so I can do it easily while riding as well. I've realized though that they...
04-09-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,448
Posted By pavement_nyc

Which brake pads are better?

XLC Road Brake Shoes vs. Dia Compe

http://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/xlc-road-brake-shoes-55mm-set-of-4-black...
02-12-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By pavement_nyc

298936298937298938Great advice cny-bikeman. I am...

298936298937298938Great advice cny-bikeman. I am registered as an LLC, have general liability insurance, and a very nice looking truck (pics attached). My website, thebiketruck.com, is currently...
02-11-13, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By pavement_nyc

Is this a good lock?

I'm opening a mobile bike shop in the spring and looking for a good U-lock to carry, something at least as strong as the ~$40 Kryptonite locks. Distributors don't really want to sell to me because I...
02-09-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,353
Posted By pavement_nyc

I would invest in some better tires. Pressure...

I would invest in some better tires. Pressure aside, those Kendas have no puncture resistance and you will get more flats than on a better tire. I would go to at least 100 on the rear tire though if...
02-08-13, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,377
Posted By pavement_nyc

I'm not sure where you are from in Texas but I've...

I'm not sure where you are from in Texas but I've found that co-ops like these are the best:
http://www.tram.txstate.edu/bicycling/Bike_Cave.html
02-08-13, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By pavement_nyc

Mystery bent chainring on fixie

I sold a fixie to someone who claims that they were skid-braking and three of the chainring bolts broke simultaneously which then bent the chainring as pictured.

I don't see how this is physically...
12-30-12, 05:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,602
Posted By pavement_nyc

Timeline of bicycle innovations?

Is there a timeline like this? (something along the line of 1981 - cotterless cranks, 1993 - integrated shifting, etc.)
11-04-12, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By pavement_nyc

Multitool

Is there a decent multitool that has 4,5,6 allen and 8,9,10, (possibly 15) socket wrenches, as well as flathead and phillips screwdrivers? I never really liked folding tools, are there any that lock...
09-09-12, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,659
Posted By pavement_nyc

1950s/60s English Racer - Armstrong Tourmalet

So unfortunately, googling "armstrong tourmalet" results in about 1000 pictures of Lance Armstrong and nothing about my bike. It is OLD SCHOOL. All English components including Benelux derailleurs,...
Replies: 1
Views: 616
Posted By pavement_nyc

Armstrong Tourmalet (1960s??)

So unfortunately, googling "armstrong tourmalet" results in about 1000 pictures of Lance Armstrong and nothing about my bike. It is OLD SCHOOL. All English components including Benelux derailleurs,...
09-04-12, 08:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,621
Posted By pavement_nyc

Are these all the types of shifters?

Basically my question is, will 99%+ of bikes that people are riding fall into these 7 categories:

No Shifting (single speed)
Thumb (10-24 speed)
Grip Twist (5-24 speed)
Stem (5-12 speed)...
08-24-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By pavement_nyc

I don't think it was filled with foam but I could...

I don't think it was filled with foam but I could be wrong, this was over a year ago. I was thinking it could be a good option to give my customers, for cruiser bikes only, not road bikes. Most of...
08-24-12, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By pavement_nyc

Valveless inner tube? Never needs filling

I'm trying to find the name/brand of an inner tube I once found on a bike. It was extremely thick, hard and heavy, and did not have any valve, never needing filling. There was a sticker on the frame...
08-22-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,759
Posted By pavement_nyc

It was absolutely not either of those. If there...

It was absolutely not either of those. If there was any pinching between rim and ground it was after the tire exploded as I was stopping/falling
08-22-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,759
Posted By pavement_nyc

No! Maybe it's hard to see in the pic but that's...

No! Maybe it's hard to see in the pic but that's a hole! The tube will go right through!
08-22-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,759
Posted By pavement_nyc

Defective tire?

I just put new wheels, rim tape, tires and tubes (all brand new, cheap ones from Niagaracycle) on an old bike, and within 4 miles of riding my front tire exploded. There's a rip on the sidewall of...
08-17-12, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By pavement_nyc

freewheel

I have a bike with the freewheel in the bottom bracket, not at the rear hub. It feels like it's stripped, cranking with any real force cause the cranks to just slip right through, and not drive the...
08-07-12, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,712
Posted By pavement_nyc

First of all, you've read the chart wrong. At...

First of all, you've read the chart wrong. At 5'6" / 29 inseam and position 4 my chart gives you a range of 48.5-53.5.

Secondly, you have a freakishly large torso
08-06-12, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,712
Posted By pavement_nyc

Bike Sizing Chart

So I think everyones seen this chart:
http://bicycling.about.com/od/howtoride/a/bike_sizing.htm
I'm pretty sure there's an error/typo on this chart: the inseam for 6'2"-6'5" should be 33.5-35, if...
08-05-12, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By pavement_nyc

Machka, I sell bicycles here in NYC and the...

Machka, I sell bicycles here in NYC and the criteria is based on what customers ask me for. I understand that 5+ speeds is completely unhelpful for an serious cyclist but for someone getting into...
08-05-12, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By pavement_nyc

Used bicycle marketplace website

I'm starting a website, cyclistings.com, that will be a marketplace for used bikes. It will basically be like craigslist, but only for bikes, and with much more specific search criteria. The site...
07-25-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,287
Posted By pavement_nyc

I ride so much that I can bike drunk better than...

I ride so much that I can bike drunk better than I can walk drunk
07-25-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By pavement_nyc

What's a good name for a bicycle marketplace website?

I'm going to create a website that is sort of like craigslist, but just for bicycles, with more advanced search options, and geared towards beginners. Going to start off in NYC. What's a good name? I...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,978
Posted By pavement_nyc

What IS THIS THING!??! Vintage/antique army cruiser

Was wondering if any one could identify a time period or a manufacturer for this bike.
No labels except serial #. Cranks have AVON96 printed on them. Seatstays appear to be literally just bolted on....
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By pavement_nyc

left side? anyways in NYC I can safely say...

left side?

anyways in NYC I can safely say this would fetch at least $400 during spring/summer, even without seeing any pictures (I'm assuming there's nothing major wrong with the bike).
07-15-12, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By pavement_nyc

Do these tires need to be replaced now/soon?

The gumwall is basically completely gone but the webbing looks fine, and they have been holding up with for a few days (since I bought the bike) filled at 70 psi. Should I replace these soon?
...
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