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06-24-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By jowilson

Cycling app for iPhone 4?

So I have an iPhone 4 running Apple's latest OS (7.1.1) and I deeply regret ever upgrading (or downgrading in a sense) it. Every app is sluggish and battery life is horrid. Before iOS 7 was released,...
06-21-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By jowilson

I doubt it, but replace your rotor anyway. Try...

I doubt it, but replace your rotor anyway. Try bleeding them again to see if there's still more air in the system. If your rotor is flexing when you brake, your pads and/or caliper may not be aligned...
06-16-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By jowilson

I have a front brake on my fixie, and I'm...

I have a front brake on my fixie, and I'm replacing the front tire. Currently it is a Continental Ultra Sport 23mm tire. I'll get a picture of the cracking as soon as I can.
06-16-14, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By jowilson

Need help deciding which tires to toss

First of all, sorry for the insanely large images.

I have a couple tires I'm holding on to and i currently need to replace a tire on my fixed gear that has major, and worsening sidewall cracking....
06-16-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By jowilson

I didn't know that was possible either, but I...

I didn't know that was possible either, but I don't see why it wouldn't work! If you do this you'll need to add a few links (two, maybe three) to compensate.
06-16-14, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By jowilson

You can definitely go to 26, but not more. With...

You can definitely go to 26, but not more. With such a short derailleur cage, your range is very limited. If you find your self wanting more range on the cassette, you'll need to find a longer cage...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-14, 02:05 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 127,116
Posted By jowilson

This wasn't during a commute, but it was on the...

This wasn't during a commute, but it was on the same route as my regular commute. This was along a canal path, with one side paved concrete, and the other a dirt path. This person was on the dirt...
05-19-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By jowilson

The grease is blue, not yellow. And I am very...

The grease is blue, not yellow. And I am very very confident in saying I am the only one who has taken this cog and lockring on and off. No loctite either, I'm not that dumb.
05-19-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By jowilson

Lockring is the All-City stainless steel...

Lockring is the All-City stainless steel lockring, cog is a Surly cog, which I believe is Cro Moly.
05-18-14, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By jowilson

Strange color change in grease blue to bright yellow

Took the rear cog and lockring off my fixie today to do some spoke work and I noticed this strange color change in the grease. I used the exact same grease on both parts, and tightened them on the...
05-18-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,465
Posted By jowilson

I was just curious. I don't think 1mm is serious...

I was just curious. I don't think 1mm is serious either, but you may have to keep the wheels in better condition and more frequently than if you had more clearance. I personally prefer more...
05-18-14, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,465
Posted By jowilson

I have a quick question here. How does <3mm...

I have a quick question here. How does <3mm clearance pose a safety risk? My good friend's road bike can't fit a tire larger than a 700x23c on the rear, otherwise it'll rub against the front...
05-17-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,952
Posted By jowilson

Dish is top notch on both wheels.

Dish is top notch on both wheels.
05-17-14, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,952
Posted By jowilson

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmen...

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=380988&d=1400358649http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=380989&d=1400358677
Sorry about that, turns out my images were just too...
05-17-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,952
Posted By jowilson

Bike Forums doesn't feel like letting me upload...

Bike Forums doesn't feel like letting me upload an image with my iPad or iPhone right now.
05-17-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,952
Posted By jowilson

When I got this frame from my co-op, it...

When I got this frame from my co-op, it originally came with 90mm dropout spacing (on the front, of course) and I used our frame bending tool to spread the spacing to 100mm. It could very well be...
05-17-14, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,952
Posted By jowilson

I've already ruled out road slope, but the...

I've already ruled out road slope, but the leaning is exaggerated when on a sloped road.
05-17-14, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,952
Posted By jowilson

Thanks for all the comments guys. I've kind of...

Thanks for all the comments guys. I've kind of branched off from what some of you said and I came up with another possibility. The bike is leaning to the right as opposed to steering/turning to the...
05-16-14, 10:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,952
Posted By jowilson

I've also ruled out myself leaning, because a...

I've also ruled out myself leaning, because a friend of mine experienced the same issue when I asked him to test ride it. Also ruled out the roads as well.
05-16-14, 10:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,952
Posted By jowilson

No, it is adjusted quite well in fact. Could...

No, it is adjusted quite well in fact. Could another possibility be misaligned headtube faces?
05-16-14, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,952
Posted By jowilson

Bike leans to right with no hands- would new headset correct it?

My fixie, a converted 1971 Triumph, has had a problem with leaning to the right when I'm ridin with no hands. It's getting pretty annoying, so I started narrowing the causes. Seat misadjusted, no....
Forum: Commuting
05-05-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,225
Posted By jowilson

Ughhhhh I absolutely DESPISE it when people...

Ughhhhh I absolutely DESPISE it when people tailgate me. When they do that I usually take up the full lane just to show that I'm not going to budge. By not looking around me, I'm hoping to send the...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-14, 09:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,225
Posted By jowilson

Do you look behind you when someone honks?

I've gotten way too used to not responding at all when someone honks or yells at me when I'm riding. In fact, I've had many friends from my high school call my name when I'm riding, and they get no...
05-02-14, 08:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,299
Posted By jowilson

Early in the morning on weekends, Muse. Every...

Early in the morning on weekends, Muse. Every other time, I prefer to listen to traffic.
05-02-14, 08:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,329
Posted By jowilson

My backyard, close to the back door. I'd...

My backyard, close to the back door. I'd absolutely prefer to keep them inside, because they are steel, but I'm 16 and live with my parents and brother. Never had them stolen, but there have been...
04-03-14, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,769
Posted By jowilson

I bought the 16mm velox strip last night and...

I bought the 16mm velox strip last night and installed it. I cleaned the rim REALLY well with a rough sponge and soapy water. I pressed the strip on centered and then pushed on it with a box end...
04-02-14, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,769
Posted By jowilson

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmen...

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=372415&d=1396471971http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=372416&d=1396471992

Sorry this is so frustrating. It's frustrating...
04-02-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,769
Posted By jowilson

I do use baby powder in my tires. I'm going to...

I do use baby powder in my tires. I'm going to buy a new size of rim tape. I think there's no sense on purchasing the same size and expecting a different outcome.
04-02-14, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,769
Posted By jowilson

I know. The hashtag was unintended. In post...

I know. The hashtag was unintended. In post number 1 of this thread there is a link to the thread I am referring to.
04-01-14, 11:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,769
Posted By jowilson

Thanks for the replies. I cleaned the rim with...

Thanks for the replies. I cleaned the rim with simple green first and then acetone. It was definitely squeaky clean. You can see the pictures of what the rim cross section and measurements look like...
04-01-14, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,769
Posted By jowilson

Velox rim strip slipped

If you remember, a few weeks ago, I asked what width of Velox rim tape (http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/938080-what-rim-strip-width.html) I should get for my rim. It was decided that I...
04-01-14, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,518
Posted By jowilson

I am 16, and like you, I'm looking for a job at a...

I am 16, and like you, I'm looking for a job at a bike shop as well. I tried ~4 times at various bike shops near my house, but none hired me. I was able to find out about a local co-op, and started...
03-27-14, 06:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,488
Posted By jowilson

It likely is. Leave it there however.

It likely is. Leave it there however.
03-24-14, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By jowilson

Maybe the headtube isn't round, and thus has a...

Maybe the headtube isn't round, and thus has a minuscule egg-shape to it. You may be able to bore out the headtube with a brake cylinder bore, but I suggest not to.
03-23-14, 11:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,005
Posted By jowilson

I'll give you some low down as well :)

I'll give you some low down as well :)
03-23-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,005
Posted By jowilson

IMO, waterproof grease is kind of redundant. Most...

IMO, waterproof grease is kind of redundant. Most greases have natural water-repellant properties.

Lubricants I use:

Greases: Coastal All-Purpose EP Grease. It's gray, so it's hard to tell...
03-21-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,719
Posted By jowilson

So my dropouts were bent but not misaligned, if...

So my dropouts were bent but not misaligned, if that makes any sense. I built up the rear wheel yesterday (did I tell you I destroyed the rear hub?) and installed it without a problem. One minor...
03-18-14, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,719
Posted By jowilson

I'll try that later today. Thanks. So if the...

I'll try that later today. Thanks. So if the dropouts turn out not to be aligned properly, do I just bend them into alignment with anything? Or does it require special tools?
03-17-14, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By jowilson

Heavy IGH hub is redundant. Hubs are almost never...

Heavy IGH hub is redundant. Hubs are almost never made to fit certain sizes of wheels. Heaviness of a hub doesn't determine anything at all, it just means the hub is heavy.
03-17-14, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By jowilson

Personally, no, because I despise cottered...

Personally, no, because I despise cottered cranksets. I would use it if I planned to never service it.
03-17-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,268
Posted By jowilson

What do you do when someone stops you in the lane?

About three months ago, I had an incident occur involving me and a driver. I was JRA and a driver in a white car passed me within 2 feet. It happens all the time, and it pisses me off, but even the...
03-17-14, 09:25 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 42,763
Posted By jowilson

Triumphhttp://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?at...

Triumphhttp://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=369312&d=1395069580
Crappiest image I own of this bike.
03-17-14, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,719
Posted By jowilson

Nutted axles, of course. I'd never feel safe...

Nutted axles, of course. I'd never feel safe using skewers on a fixie, especially without track ends.
03-16-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,959
Posted By jowilson

I am using an old SR Super Custom crankset,...

I am using an old SR Super Custom crankset, forged aluminum I believe. I bought a 16t Surly cog and a SRAM 9s chain, and my drivetrain is silent.
03-16-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,719
Posted By jowilson

I've been doing fine without them for several...

I've been doing fine without them for several months, but after helping a friend adjust his FG chain tension with chain tensioners (it has track ends, however), I realized how much easier it is to...
03-15-14, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,719
Posted By jowilson

will it rest properly and safely against the back...

will it rest properly and safely against the back of the dropout? The dropout is made of about 1/8" wide metal, maybe even 3/32" wide. And where does the screw screw into? Will it chew up the metal?...
03-14-14, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,719
Posted By jowilson

Semi-horizontal dropout chain tensioners?

Does anyone make a FG chain tensioner for semi-horizontal dropouts? Some old steel frames have built in ones, but not mine, and I'd like to get a pair. I'm feeling pretty left out with my skinny,...
03-14-14, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By jowilson

Is this frame bad now? Accident on CF road bike.

I was riding with a friend this morning and as we were starting off from a red light, his chain broke, and everything hit the fan from there on out. The chain caught in the spokes, seized up the rear...
03-13-14, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,646
Posted By jowilson

Thanks, I'll order the 16mm then. I imagine that...

Thanks, I'll order the 16mm then. I imagine that the 10mm rim strip is useful for high end track wheels or deep section rims.
03-13-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,646
Posted By jowilson

What rim strip width?

What rim strip width would you recommend for this rim? Going to be buying Velox, which is sold in 10, 16, and 22mm widths.
368603
368604

Note, I've had the 16mm stuff in it previously, but it...
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