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06-01-22, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Tawraste666

Just wanted to let you know that your advice...

Just wanted to let you know that your advice worked! Thanks a lot, you have saved me some money!
I did manage to get the brake pad pin loose by freezing for an hour, but I used your method on the...
05-31-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Tawraste666

Thanks! I'll definately give that one a go....

Thanks! I'll definately give that one a go. :thumb:
03-31-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By BCRider

Before I built a stand for myself (I've got that...

Before I built a stand for myself (I've got that sort of metal machining hobby shop) I used the "built in truing stand" of simply right in the frame that they will live in. A zip tie around the...
03-27-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4,377
Views: 339,127
Posted By kahn

After my prostate removal (to a toxic waste...

After my prostate removal (to a toxic waste dump!) I was catheterized for a week, well eight days due to Labor Day. Let me offer full sympathy as it was an absolutely excruciating week. Best wishes...
03-26-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4,377
Views: 339,127
Posted By delbiker1

Today marks the 10th consecutive day without...

Today marks the 10th consecutive day without riding, for the 3rd time this year. What I thought started out as the flu, along with a UTI, back in January, returned in February, has now become an...
03-23-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,999
Posted By MNebiker

Heavy duty super fancy bike lock from Amazon,...

Heavy duty super fancy bike lock from Amazon, etc. - $80+
vs.
Battery powered angle grinder from Harbor Freight - $29.95

Good luck finding the holy grail of cycling.
03-23-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,530
Posted By curbtender

Pretty clean Raleigh. If you could negotiate down...

Pretty clean Raleigh. If you could negotiate down a little for tires, solid utility bike.
https://toronto.craigslist.org/yrk/bik/d/markham-southeast-raliegh-mountain-bike/7461221429.htmlRaliegh...
03-23-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By Bill Kapaun

My "grocery getter" has a 26x1.25" front and a...

My "grocery getter" has a 26x1.25" front and a 26x1.6" on the rear by choice.
I'll put up to six 12 packs of soda pop on the rear rack/baskets to go with my 200+ lbs.
03-23-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,999
Posted By blacknbluebikes

change the paradigm. "here's an app that finds...

change the paradigm. "here's an app that finds someone to stand next to your bike while you go in the beer store"
03-17-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 908
Posted By Polaris OBark

About 90% are mine. The sick thing is I've gone...

About 90% are mine. The sick thing is I've gone through many more. I do about 3000 ft of steep downhill (up to 22% grade) and 3000 ft of uphill on my usual ride/commute (just did so today, about 25...
03-17-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,116
Posted By guy153

It looks redneck not to weld all the way around...

It looks redneck not to weld all the way around things.
03-17-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 602
Posted By blinky

Was having to strain to get to 100psi with my...

Was having to strain to get to 100psi with my floor pump - just got the Park INF-2 and a Craftsman 1 1/2 gallon compressor and now achieve that pressure in seconds - couldn't be happier - fortunately...
03-16-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 908
Posted By Polaris OBark

Here is the problem. I am taking these off while...

Here is the problem. I am taking these off while they still technically have a bit of life left in them, and it seems kind of wasteful in a time of scarcity.

...
03-16-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 908
Posted By Polaris OBark

This is exactly the problem. L03A have been...

This is exactly the problem. L03A have been unobtainium for the last year. I do have a stash of J03A (new versions of the ones pictured in the OP), but I want to make those last as long as is...
03-16-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,351
Posted By Polaris OBark

Have lots of kids, and become a polygamist, and...

Have lots of kids, and become a polygamist, and then get all the spouses and kids several bikes each. Bonus points if they fit you, too.
03-15-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 860
Posted By frogman

Thanks soyabean. That makes sense.

Thanks soyabean.
That makes sense.
03-15-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,823
Posted By CAT7RDR

OP avoided a contentious situation by purchasing...

OP avoided a contentious situation by purchasing what was likely a malfunctioning and not known to the seller "problem" bike.
Dropping a chain is not unheard of but blowing up a wheel is. ...
03-15-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 860
Posted By frogman

Try to keep up ? Ouch, you seem to be unable...

Try to keep up ?
Ouch, you seem to be unable to express yourself with out adding sarcstic jabs.

I won't correct your analogy............ nuff said
03-15-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,823
Posted By Iride01

You broke it, you bought it. That's the right...

You broke it, you bought it. That's the right thing to do.

Unless there was specific talk before hand about responsibility and liability. Hopefully you weren't set up for it failing.
03-14-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 860
Posted By veganbikes

The Park stuff is fine. I like to use Phil Wood...

The Park stuff is fine. I like to use Phil Wood Grease but the HPG-1 is excellent grease and will do the job quite well.

As far as the best beer, it is actually not beer but Skrewball Peanut...
03-14-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Posted By veganbikes

I personally wouldn't use a child as an airbag...

I personally wouldn't use a child as an airbag but yes you could swap your bar it would just change the position of your bar and you might need new cables and housing and probably a brake bleed...
03-14-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By roadsnakes

I think the LBS is a little more happier than me....

I think the LBS is a little more happier than me. LOL
03-14-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By roadsnakes

' Took it back to the LBS. They replaced...

'

Took it back to the LBS.
They replaced the bottom crank.
03-14-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By zandoval

Ha... Sorry to laugh... Ya never discard. Ya just...

Ha... Sorry to laugh... Ya never discard. Ya just throw them in a parts bin so ya can dig um up latter. Eventually that parts bin gets so well supplied you can build another bike from it... Ha......
03-14-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 782
Posted By bboy314

My solution to making this cheap caliper work...

My solution to making this cheap caliper work would be to make sure the cabling is flawless (yours certainly isn’t) and try the spring and hope for the best. Sounds like it does “function”, but...
03-12-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 782
Posted By veganbikes

I find it quite unbelievable that a bike shop...

I find it quite unbelievable that a bike shop will only work on one brand of bike, I have not really seen that certainly some shops will not work on certain types or brands of bikes due to...
03-11-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,402
Posted By urbanknight

That reminds me. Some years ago, my wife got...

That reminds me. Some years ago, my wife got tired of me hoarding every single box that arrived on our doorstep and tossed them all. I sold a handful of small items ($10-30 each) a few weeks later...
03-11-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By rumrunn6

this is my adapter. not for everyone, I admit ...

this is my adapter. not for everyone, I admit
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/351x357/drill_bit_b1f0e74fc936c8c6dddb0a9b06b5f834330482da.jpg
03-10-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,402
Posted By msu2001la

I'll check with the boys down at the crime lab,...

I'll check with the boys down at the crime lab, they've got four more detectives working on the case.
They got us working in shifts.
03-10-22, 02:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,402
Posted By sean.hwy

I have kind of wonder about this myself. I used...

I have kind of wonder about this myself. I used to be an auto mechanic. I probably have 1000+ tools. ( ok I did count them but it's a lot )

I don't mind selling stuff on fb/craigslist if it's 500+...
03-07-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By veganbikes

This is a normal process aside from the loaner...

This is a normal process aside from the loaner bike. A bike shop cannot just start giving you bikes because something happened, they would be out that bike and the money unless the manufacturer...
03-07-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Many English front axles that don't have "proper"...

Many English front axles that don't have "proper" lock nuts and instead use the axle nuts (the big ones on the outside of the drop out) to lock the bearing adjustment. An added element is that many...
03-06-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 6,255
Posted By NomarsGirl

For fitness, you want the bike you enjoy riding....

For fitness, you want the bike you enjoy riding. So you will do it consistently. You don't want to dread your rides. It shouldn't be a chore.i bought my first good bike a couple of years ago. I love...
03-06-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,823
Posted By livedarklions

I've found that sometimes Amazon is the cheapest...

I've found that sometimes Amazon is the cheapest place to buy a specific tire-- often the Continental GP 5000 I prefer. They're fine, coming in their original packaging.
03-06-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,224
Posted By indyfabz

I cut a tire during a week-long event. Mechanical...

I cut a tire during a week-long event. Mechanical support only had Gatorskins as replacements. Riding on that thing on the rear was awful.
03-06-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,224
Posted By Bald Paul

Ask yourself this: why buy a set of $120 each...

Ask yourself this: why buy a set of $120 each radial tires for your car, when you can get a set of $75 bias ply tires in the same size?
03-05-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,224
Posted By indyfabz

Yep. The tires I use for touring aren’t the best...

Yep. The tires I use for touring aren’t the best when it comes to rolling resistance, but they come in a size that is suitable for the varying surfaces I ride and have very good puncture resistance....
03-02-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,438
Posted By speedy25

Big problem with the posted choice- Its illegal...

Big problem with the posted choice- Its illegal in the OP's area.
Soyabean had great advice. Getting something local is the best especially for someone who is a rookie. Yeah, many of you built bikes...
03-02-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 835
Posted By squirtdad

buy parts like cables and such from LBS if they...

buy parts like cables and such from LBS if they have them

depends, wide mix depending on need I have bought from the following in the last year or so

amazon jagwire cable and housting set
...
02-27-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,247
Posted By wolfchild

Not unusual at all. I am sure these type of...

Not unusual at all. I am sure these type of situations happen all the time everyday...Unsolicited help and unsolicited advice can get you into serious trouble, you just don't know the other persons...
02-27-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,247
Posted By wolfchild

Those two young ladies already called their...

Those two young ladies already called their boyfriends for help and were waiting for him to come and change their flat tire...You and your friend had no business getting involved...The boyfriend had...
02-27-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,331
Posted By chaadster

At $280 for just the stand, it’s neither the...

At $280 for just the stand, it’s neither the cheapest nor the most expensive, but it is very nice to use, with good quality feel and function to the actions, and so after 20 years of not having those...
02-27-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By uncle uncle

BREAKING NEWS (from 2014)... while you have the...

BREAKING NEWS (from 2014)... while you have the razor out:
https://www.velonews.com/news/news-wind-tunnel-data-shows-shaved-legs-faster/
02-27-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,331
Posted By chaadster

New Repair Stand day! Park PCS 10.3

In a major improvement to my CLQ (cycling life quality), I finally upgraded my old repair stand to a new Park PCS 10.3 with the add-on tool tray and handlebar holder.

Wow…this is huge for me,...
02-26-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Seems like a minivan is what you need.

Seems like a minivan is what you need.
02-26-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By Iride01

They are expensive, but maybe a dropper post will...

They are expensive, but maybe a dropper post will give you enough clearance. So maybe a consideration if your bike doesn't or can't use a quick clamp.
02-26-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 953
Posted By Troul

The route I would entertain to take is buying a...

The route I would entertain to take is buying a secondhand bicycle that fits all but the 1 requirement of a shorter seat tube mast. That would reduce the cost for procuring a better known bicycle,...
02-26-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 923
Posted By daywood

I find I replace the cables on almost everything...

I find I replace the cables on almost everything I work on, so I’ve found it useful to have a cutter made for bike cables and a cable puller. Related to that, I’ve found it useful to buy bulk...
02-25-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 923
Posted By SAScott

Where to begin with bike repair and maintenance?

I am wondering about where to start in building my “bike tool chest” at home. I have no real experience in bike repair and general maintenance, having always had it done for me. But now in...
02-25-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 903
Posted By sdmc530

ahh dump it. I wouldn't ride that. Not...

ahh dump it.

I wouldn't ride that. Not picking on you but the fact you are asking should be a big clue if its safe to ride. My motto is if any doubt chuck it. And I am very cheap person. ...
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