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06-20-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,531
Posted By soyabean

Because it's not lube at all. It's a...

Because it's not lube at all.

It's a standard shipping film.

They use smiliar on a lot of automotive parts, truck parts, construction equipment parts, parts for a cruise ship, especially when...
06-20-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,531
Posted By soyabean

LOTS OF LAUGHS! I agree that is silly.

LOTS OF LAUGHS!

I agree that is silly.
06-03-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By soyabean

Your axle bushing nuts bearing cups are...

Your axle bushing nuts bearing cups are loosening, the ones where you need a 15mm and 17mm cone wrenches.

This is a great opportunity to re-grease the bearings.
06-03-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By soyabean

You won't find this in any big box store. ...

You won't find this in any big box store.

You will find it from your LBS.

Entire noodle kits can also be purchased from Jef Bezos.
06-03-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,531
Posted By soyabean

For most novice riders, that would be fine, but...

For most novice riders, that would be fine, but most enthusiasts will remove the default (thick and heavy) shipping grease that is on all new chains, and re-lube with their favorite lube.
06-03-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By soyabean

They're fine for DIY, but with the amount of...

They're fine for DIY, but with the amount of bikes I wrench on each season, gasoline is my fastest cleaner.

It's understandable how many folks are scared of heptanes, but it's not acid. Just keep...
06-01-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By soyabean

Video with good audio needed. This is as...

Video with good audio needed.

This is as silly as trying to troubleshoot automotive noises in a bb forum.

I know if I see the bike in-person, I would know exactly what it is.

You'll need to...
06-01-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 521
Posted By soyabean

Good cycling is expensive. Poor folks just...

Good cycling is expensive.

Poor folks just buy a used big box store bike that the seller found.
06-01-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 511
Posted By soyabean

Seatposts that require the 14mm nut seat clamps...

Seatposts that require the 14mm nut seat clamps are made with thin cheapie steel that is very soft.

Modern aluminum seatposts with the seat mounts will be stronger because it'll be a lot thicker....
06-01-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By soyabean

I learned a bit from a friendly LBS. I...

I learned a bit from a friendly LBS.

I learned a lot more when working for a LBS.

I get my knowledge from whereever I can.

I would be a fool to refuse hands-on knowledge that could be easily...
06-01-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By soyabean

Tire mounting is again one of those things where...

Tire mounting is again one of those things where one gets better with experience.

Having done thousands installs, I rarely need tools to put on a tire. Again, that comes from experience.

This...
06-01-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By soyabean

This is a very BAD "advise" to follow for a new...

This is a very BAD "advise" to follow for a new bike.

Go back to the LBS (preferred where you purchased the bikes from), they will figure it out.
06-01-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By soyabean

When I fix a bikes that have seized adjusters, I...

When I fix a bikes that have seized adjusters, I simply re-do the cable at the derailler, and I am always spot on with perfect shifting, without need to touch an adjuster, working or seized.

In...
06-01-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By soyabean

You haven't loosened the seatclamp at all. ...

You haven't loosened the seatclamp at all.

You appear to have a speciality clamp, where you can attach the pannier rack as you have done.

Remove the bolts off, remove the rear pannier rank...
05-31-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By soyabean

Boil the entire thing in soapy hot water in pot...

Boil the entire thing in soapy hot water in pot you won't eat from anymore, for about an hour. I do this with small engine carbs all the time.

Can also try ultrasonic cleaner. Even if doesn't work...
05-31-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By soyabean

Why would the OP have to do that if the bikes are...

Why would the OP have to do that if the bikes are brand new and the seatpost does turn?
05-31-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By soyabean

I dunno how close those are to 650 wheels, you'd...

I dunno how close those are to 650 wheels, you'd have to get your hand on some to see if the brake pads still line up on them.

If by miracle 650 rims work, you can opt to relace, but that's an...
05-31-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By soyabean

Throw in whatever can seep into there, motor oil,...

Throw in whatever can seep into there, motor oil, even WD40 will work here since it's not seized stuck.
05-30-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 322
Posted By soyabean

The outward force of the air pressure will mash a...

The outward force of the air pressure will mash a fresh patch tightly against the tire ply or rim, making the patch more secure as pressure is applied to a new patch for months, compared to the 20...
05-29-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 322
Posted By soyabean

Apply vulcanizing cement only on the tube, never...

Apply vulcanizing cement only on the tube, never on the patch.

Once a generous amount of vulcanizing cement has dried on the tube, just press a patch onto it.

Ideally the tube should be...
04-27-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,092
Posted By soyabean

From my understanding of how checks work in the...

From my understanding of how checks work in the U.S., the LBS would have to purchase an additional service from their current payment provider so funds can be taken from a check real-time (as a...
04-04-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 937
Posted By soyabean

I understand, please bear in mind you created a...

I understand, please bear in mind you created a fringe point to which very few or no one at all will ever have these specific pedals.

I've seen too many people use cone wrenches in an attempt to...
04-04-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 937
Posted By soyabean

A pedal wrench, Park Tool or compatible, is still...

A pedal wrench, Park Tool or compatible, is still the proper tool for these, because a proper pedal wrench is about 2x-3x thicker than a cone wrench.

The MKS quick-release couplers appear to have...
04-04-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 937
Posted By soyabean

Cone wrenches are bike specific and are the only...

Cone wrenches are bike specific and are the only things that can fit in wheel hubs.

It's ok that cone wrenches are stamped from flat steel because hub nuts are of low torque.

Automotive slim...
04-03-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By soyabean

The wheel is considered (most of the time) the...

The wheel is considered (most of the time) the assembly of the rim with tire and inner tube.

The rim is just the steel alloy without the above, and generally assumed complete with...
04-03-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By soyabean

Sometimes the washers are incorrectly ordered or...

Sometimes the washers are incorrectly ordered or perhaps missing.

This is common with a lot of new big box store bikes. Customers that buy new don't know any better.

Your LBS has the correct...
04-03-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By soyabean

Curious, why did you buy used from some shady...

Curious, why did you buy used from some shady stranger that resulted in this thread to be made, vs new from LBS or similar reputable that would have solved all doubt?
03-30-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 669
Posted By soyabean

Agreed. You definitely want those all filled...

Agreed.

You definitely want those all filled up with some bolts.

A dab of your favorite lube will be fine to finger tight them too.
03-30-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By soyabean

Curious, can anyone recommend a downtube guard,...

Curious, can anyone recommend a downtube guard, that mounts with the water bottle cage screws on the typical topside AND still leaves room to put a water bottle cage?
03-30-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 669
Posted By soyabean

That doesn't mean others do not. Wrong to assume...

That doesn't mean others do not. Wrong to assume that no one should ever be breaking bolks, which may be more typical for a DIY that only works on just a handful of bikes their lifetime.
03-28-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By soyabean

The OP is proof that the quote is correct.

The OP is proof that the quote is correct.
03-28-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By soyabean

That would be very light rust. Assuming you...

That would be very light rust.

Assuming you have the DIY tools, you need to remove all the individual cogs and soak them in pure CLR.

And since you already have all the cogs removed, you can...
03-28-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,999
Posted By soyabean

So instead of doing your own hard legwork by...

So instead of doing your own hard legwork by working with local cycling organizations, visiting associate experts at LBS, and the purchasing as many popular locks possible to inspect how they are...
03-27-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By soyabean

This is the most common type of fork still found...

This is the most common type of fork still found today on a lot of big box store bikes.

If the donor fork is straight, entirely 28.6mm not tapered, and take the opportunity to get a new headset...
03-27-22, 01:23 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,140
Posted By soyabean

And how would you go about advocating this? ...

And how would you go about advocating this?

Walk up to strangers and Karen them? Sounds like a great idea that will never make trouble.

Educate the police so they can use their authority to do...
03-26-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4,377
Views: 339,175
Posted By soyabean

Thank you so much for sharing this because I...

Thank you so much for sharing this because I believe this can happen to me and anyone else reading your post.

I offer many thanks for your bravery to share all developments about this, and hope...
03-26-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By soyabean

Agreed. I totally get it. This thread wasn't...

Agreed. I totally get it.

This thread wasn't about hitting junk ads to find junk bikes, as some others here have grievously mistaken.

It was about scoring on potential premium finds that a...
03-26-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,140
Posted By soyabean

Agreed. I see all sorts of clueless folks...

Agreed.

I see all sorts of clueless folks out there with obviously wrong sized bikes, wrong adjustments on saddles/bars, tires with about 10 psi in them, I'm not going to go Karen on them, my...
03-25-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By soyabean

I fixed a bike like this last week. This...

I fixed a bike like this last week.

This sorta thing happens all the time.

Work on a couple hundreds of bikes, and you will see too.
03-25-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By soyabean

Since you are seeking permission, it means you...

Since you are seeking permission, it means you expect either a yes or a no answer.

I would not bring it back because I can DIY all the issues.

This is a great opportunity for you to start.
03-25-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,140
Posted By soyabean

There are no rules for saddle heights and...

There are no rules for saddle heights and handlebar position for experienced riders.

The more you ride, the more you adjust geometries to personal taste, better performance, less discomfort, any...
03-24-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By soyabean

Text from forum threads won't be as rich as...

Text from forum threads won't be as rich as videos on Youtube.

Not sure how to type my way to teach someone how to DIY a derailleur adjustment when a video can do much better.
03-24-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By soyabean

Cassettes only need to be changed if they are...

Cassettes only need to be changed if they are finished like shark teeth.

I get the impression you are asking this because you may not be able to DIY your own derailleur adjustments.

I suggest a...
03-24-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,108
Posted By soyabean

You should be ashamed to ask. This axiom...

You should be ashamed to ask.

This axiom always apply to all things cycling.

Besides, apparel is way easier to store than steel bikes, so no excuses there :D
03-24-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,116
Posted By soyabean

If you look at my replies on this thread, I sure...

If you look at my replies on this thread, I sure understood it.

Sorry no one else did.
03-24-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By soyabean

Here's the thing. I love my bikes more than...

Here's the thing.

I love my bikes more than you do.

Thanks for your concern, but I'm good they way they are all stock.
03-24-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By soyabean

You're making design mods to a bike that has...

You're making design mods to a bike that has nothing wrong with it for the purpose of an aftermarket trailer that is of poor design.

But hey, do whatever you want, it's not my bike :D
03-24-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By soyabean

As a regular bike flipper, I've come across every...

As a regular bike flipper, I've come across every seat possible to be able to actually use them on actual rides.

Fancy seats are removed to hoard in my collection.

A cyclist can only assess so...
03-24-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By soyabean

Most trailers attach only to one axle the...

Most trailers attach only to one axle the opposite side of the derailleur, not both, for the exact reason to avoid going near the derailleur.

I'd rather get another trailer before hacking up a...
03-24-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By soyabean

But hard thin carbon fiber seats look so cool to...

But hard thin carbon fiber seats look so cool to impress strangers!

I'm sure that gained is worth a sore butt for life :D
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