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08-04-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By 80sTourist

That's a fascinating device, and not too...

That's a fascinating device, and not too expensive. (Actually, downright cheap.) I'll have to get one. Thanks!
08-04-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By 80sTourist

Thanks! I definitely got squeeze-out this time...

Thanks! I definitely got squeeze-out this time around.
08-03-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By 80sTourist

Brilliant, Blamester! That's what I needed to...

Brilliant, Blamester! That's what I needed to hear. My old hubs I could adjust down to nothing but a whirr, even through a stethoscope, but these never seem to make it there. Also, I've seen in some...
08-03-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By 80sTourist

Clicking front hub after overhaul.

Hi all,

I repacked a front hub I haven't worked on before and can't get rid of the clicking. (It wasn't clicking before I repacked it, just sluggish and overdue for an overhaul.) Bike is a 2016...
04-19-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,958
Posted By 80sTourist

Progress made

OK, so I've been looking into ways to cure this particular case of race cancer, and the prognosis is promising.


To begin with, on the advice of a friend, and as someone suggested here, I got...
04-16-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,958
Posted By 80sTourist

Floor pump for Presta valves?

Presta valves are garbage. Utter crap. I'm never getting anywhere near one again. And then I'm never locking my bike to a public rack, to prevent it from catching Presta valves from the bikes around...
08-12-17, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By 80sTourist

Thanks, Corrado33. Wish I'd figured it out before...

Thanks, Corrado33. Wish I'd figured it out before I bought the bike. I guess I have no choice but to become an expert at 8-track brakes. Hope they still sell the parts after everybody else abandons...
08-12-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,320
Posted By 80sTourist

Scrape... scrape... scrape... That's what happens...

Scrape... scrape... scrape... That's what happens when you push the fixed pad in. I'm thinking of all the years I rode on rim brakes without ever needing to know they were there, and wondering if I...
08-12-17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By 80sTourist

Haven't had a chance to break those front brakes...

Haven't had a chance to break those front brakes down yet and spend all that time trying to make them function, but...

1. Now the rear break is squealing, and what's worse:

2. I took my front...
08-10-17, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By 80sTourist

Thanks for the hints; I'll check that out. ...

Thanks for the hints; I'll check that out.

Can't speak to disc brake propaganda; mine howls like the Hound of the Baskervilles, in a way no rim brake on former bikes has ever done
08-08-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By 80sTourist

Squealing disc brake

New to disc brakes; been riding a new bike for about 7 months (with a lay-up over last winter) that has 'em.

The brakes are Hayes CX Expert with semi-metallic pads. All riding so far has been...
06-05-17, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By 80sTourist

Thanks! I'll do that. I did get the big Zinn bike...

Thanks! I'll do that. I did get the big Zinn bike repair bible, and am working my way through it, getting to know the new paradigms. In my day the "go to" manual was Richard's Bike Book, about the...
06-05-17, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By 80sTourist

It was the damn pedals! (Or to be more precise,...

It was the damn pedals! (Or to be more precise, the damn fool who put the pedals on.)

So I set up to try all the suggestions offered here, with least invasive first. "How tight are the pedals?"...
06-04-17, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By 80sTourist

Thanks for the replies. The bike is a 2016...

Thanks for the replies.

The bike is a 2016 Kona Sutra I bought from a dealer last fall. Since then I've ridden it sporadically; not many miles on the meter, all told. For some time I suspected...
06-04-17, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By 80sTourist

Bike goes kerchunk

Mysterious problem. As the crank comes around under load, it goes "kerchunk". (Actually the sound is like whacking a slender stick against the frame.)

This only happens under load, at the point...
Forum: Touring
09-01-16, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,408
Posted By 80sTourist

All I can answer to this is that it contradicts...

All I can answer to this is that it contradicts my objective experience, having biked in running shoes for two years before I bought my stiff old Nikes, and immediately benefitted from the...
Forum: Touring
08-31-16, 09:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,408
Posted By 80sTourist

Yeah it does. You just haven't noticed. The foot...

Yeah it does. You just haven't noticed. The foot flexes when you push it against the pedal. If you ride with a good stiff sole, you'll notice the difference immediately. After that, when you ride in...
Forum: Touring
08-31-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,408
Posted By 80sTourist

I may have exaggerated when I said "miles". I was...

I may have exaggerated when I said "miles". I was reacting to the assurances of salespeople who said, "Hell yes you can walk in them!", but when I actually wore the shoes in question I found they...
Forum: Touring
08-24-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,408
Posted By 80sTourist

Thanks, everybody! Those grey Specialized shoes...

Thanks, everybody! Those grey Specialized shoes are exactly like the Nikes I used to have. Haven't found many on the used market yet, but would love to have them back. They were awesome. Thanks for...
Forum: Touring
08-24-16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,408
Posted By 80sTourist

Thanks for the offer! Unfortunately I'm size 42.

Thanks for the offer! Unfortunately I'm size 42.
Forum: Touring
08-24-16, 01:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,408
Posted By 80sTourist

Touring shoes for toe clips

Hi everybody. Back into biking after 20 years away; was a hardcore biker till my mid 30s.

I've got a great new bike with a pedal system I consider unusable. So I'm going back to what works: MKS...
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