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06-15-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,195
Posted By aggiegrads

I have a Silca Tattico (the dumb version, not the...

I have a Silca Tattico (the dumb version, not the Bluetooth version) on my adventure bike. I also like the Lezyne pumps - I have MTB versions for my MTB and my road and commuting bikes have smaller...
06-15-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,195
Posted By aggiegrads

Spare set of brake pads

Spare set of brake pads
06-14-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,195
Posted By aggiegrads

That is a Dynaplug. It is used for plugging...

That is a Dynaplug. It is used for plugging holes that cannot be sealed with sealant. It is an alternative to "bacon strips" and works much easier, in my opinion.

If you run tubes, you have a...
06-13-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,195
Posted By aggiegrads

Here is a photo of my kit. Every part is my ideal...

Here is a photo of my kit. Every part is my ideal tool in terms of usability. The Schwalbe tire levers are slim but strong. The Wera bit ratchet is rated for 40N-m, so it is strong enough for any...
06-08-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By aggiegrads

Why not M-591? mountain and road are compatible...

Why not M-591? mountain and road are compatible at 9 speeds and you are still ready for future upgrades.
I would not worry about being under the max cog rating for a derailleur. Turning the...
06-07-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By aggiegrads

I prefer the Wera L-keys to the Betas for the...

I prefer the Wera L-keys to the Betas for the ability to spin. The Betas are really smooth on the shaft and it makes them hard to spin with one hand and is worse with sweaty or greasy hands. The...
06-03-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By aggiegrads

Because the bearings on the BB30 are closer...

Because the bearings on the BB30 are closer together, there will be more force on those bearings. The wider stance of the thread-together adaptor seems like a better long-term solution, as long as...
06-03-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By aggiegrads

Wheels manufacturing makes spacers and outboard...

Wheels manufacturing makes spacers and outboard bottom brackets; I think that the outboard is a better solution, but the spacers are cheaper.

The right solution for depends on “whatever the hell...
06-02-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By aggiegrads

the drill and lighter trick worked better than I...

the drill and lighter trick worked better than I thought it would. And much cheaper than the aircraft tool. I use a “Soto” branded mini-torch that I bought for camping which takes standard Scripto...
05-25-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By aggiegrads

I would rate the likelihood of a coaster brake...

I would rate the likelihood of a coaster brake failing as extremely unlikely. I volunteer at a non-profit and have overhauled hundreds of coaster break hubs. Even the cheapest hubs on the lowest end...
05-24-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By aggiegrads

It will not shift as well, but it will work....

It will not shift as well, but it will work. Ideally, you could adjust the b-screw to move the RD closer to the large cog when it is on the trainer.
05-24-21, 06:48 AM
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Views: 285
Posted By aggiegrads

Yes, that will work fine.

Yes, that will work fine.
05-20-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By aggiegrads

No, stuff the valve stem through hole in the tape...

No, stuff the valve stem through hole in the tape where the tubeless valve was. The tape prevents the tube from herniating through the spoke holes and puncturing on the spoke ends or nipples.
05-18-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,399
Posted By aggiegrads

To be fair, I am not suggesting the EVT for...

To be fair, I am not suggesting the EVT for everyone. The title of the thread is "Best inflator for air compressor?". I stand by my statement that the best was one that was not on his list, and if...
05-17-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By aggiegrads

The standard Rema patches have an orange border. ...

The standard Rema patches have an orange border.

I don't think that you would have the fabric-reinforced patches on accident.
05-17-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,399
Posted By aggiegrads

For the best, I would highly recommend the EVT...

For the best, I would highly recommend the EVT 3-in-1 over the Park. If you are on more of a budget, the "Bam-bam" from EVT comes without a gauge for $122. The only thing that will break on the EVT...
05-17-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By aggiegrads

I will do this for very small patches, but would...

I will do this for very small patches, but would use a tubeless-specific patch on a larger hole. I prefer the dynaplug to bacon strips, and have never lost one after installing. If I were to have a...
05-17-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By aggiegrads

Does anyone know the difference in Q-factor...

Does anyone know the difference in Q-factor between Shimano road and MTB cranksets? I have considered running a MTB triple on a road frame, but was worried that adjusting the spacing would move the...
05-14-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,356
Posted By aggiegrads

Next post - How do I get grease stains out of my...

Next post - How do I get grease stains out of my washing machine?

I have a hierarchy of towels in my house:
Bath
Beach
Dog
Car wash
Cyclocross
Bike cleaning
Oil and Grease
05-11-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By aggiegrads

I carry this little guy in my adventure/touring...

I carry this little guy in my adventure/touring kit. You will have to get creative with your chain to make the chain-whip, but it will work in a pinch. Nice, deep teeth and compact size.
...
05-11-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By aggiegrads

I would go on the long side as chain wrap is...

I would go on the long side as chain wrap is rarely a problem on 1x
05-10-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By aggiegrads

I have the Hozan like you have. It has been my...

I have the Hozan like you have. It has been my tool of choice for the most stubborn, but the nature of any lock ring wrench makes it difficult to put significant force on while staying aligned.
...
05-10-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By aggiegrads

Yes, the racer's tape, or "helicopter tape" is...

Yes, the racer's tape, or "helicopter tape" is what you are looking for. I purchased some on Amazon and it works fantastic, is durable, and is invisible.

pbass, How much do you need? If what you...
05-09-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,158
Posted By aggiegrads

better yet, cut them to be under the rim, and use...

better yet, cut them to be under the rim, and use a stepped presta nut (like come with Continental tubes) to keep the valve centered and you would never know there is a converter at all. Very clean....
05-06-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By aggiegrads

Yes, you are correct. I did the same to put a...

Yes, you are correct. I did the same to put a Salsa Steel Firestarter onto my El Mariachi. I used a Cane Creek conversion crown: https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=10602...
05-01-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By aggiegrads

Thanks for the counter-perspective. Many...

Thanks for the counter-perspective.
Many mechanics (myself included) get too caught up in the quality of their tools so it is good to see that people get along just fine with inexpensive tools for...
04-28-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By aggiegrads

Have you verified that the hub is adjusted...

Have you verified that the hub is adjusted properly (Yellow tabs aligned in 4th gear)?
04-27-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By aggiegrads

You would be much better off looking for a...

You would be much better off looking for a nine-speed mountain RD that already has a long cage.

I promise that this is compatible with ten-speed road and gives you lots of gearing options.
04-26-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By aggiegrads

If you are looking to increase gear range,...

If you are looking to increase gear range, Shimano quietly came out with large range 10 speed cassettes in 11-42 and 11-46. Check out the m4100 range. You can likely upgrade for the cost of the...
04-25-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By aggiegrads

My guess ( and it is a guess) is that the cover...

My guess ( and it is a guess) is that the cover is snapped on. In order to be molded on, that process would have to happen after the crank arms had already been installed. That is an unnecessarily...
04-25-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By aggiegrads

If the rim is straight and the spoked seem tight...

If the rim is straight and the spoked seem tight and even tension, then you should be fine.

the only way I can see a wheel failing in a few rides that seemed ok when it came out of the box would...
04-23-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,916
Posted By aggiegrads

If I have to patch on a seam, I like using the...

If I have to patch on a seam, I like using the Hozan rim sanding blocks. I find them to be a perfect size and grit for sanding tubes.
04-21-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By aggiegrads

I am not familiar with that particular crank, so...

I am not familiar with that particular crank, so I can't say how (or if) the plastic should be removed, but I have found mineral oil inexpensive and helpful in restoring some plastics.

You can...
04-21-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By aggiegrads

If you can provide a photo, that would be a help....

If you can provide a photo, that would be a help. I think that I know what you are asking, but I'm not sure.
04-21-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By aggiegrads

Agree 1000%

Agree 1000%
04-21-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By aggiegrads

Being "out in the elements" is not the same...

Being "out in the elements" is not the same everywhere; especially when those elements are sodium and chlorine. Salt accelerates rust by acting as an electrolyte that allows iron to lose electrons...
04-20-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By aggiegrads

I would be very surprised if the bikes in those...

I would be very surprised if the bikes in those conditions only last a season or two. To make matters worse, they are probably regularly exposed to sand.

The only way to keep them looking good...
04-19-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By aggiegrads

I posted this a while back in another tool...

I posted this a while back in another tool thread. How many tools needed depends on the variety of bikes that need service, and the depth of service needed. I could probably run a small shop with...
04-10-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By aggiegrads

One thing worth mentioning (that you probably...

One thing worth mentioning (that you probably already know) is that drivetrains generally don’t tolerate “cross-chaining” well. This may not apply in this situation, but is good to know if you don’t...
04-06-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By aggiegrads

I'm glad you found something. I was going to...

I'm glad you found something. I was going to suggest unicycle rims. 24" is a common wheel size for unicycles, and they are built to take a beating. They also are wider as they tend to use wider...
03-31-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By aggiegrads

I would start with enough chain to go into the...

I would start with enough chain to go into the largest (or only) gear in front and the largest cog in the back and then add two full links. Because you are new, maybe even go with three links. As...
03-30-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By aggiegrads

I've never heard anyone call it anything other...

I've never heard anyone call it anything other than dish/dishing. Most tool makers (Park, EVT, Abbey, etc) calls the tool a dishing tool, (Some call it a wheel alignment gauge) and every wheel...
03-28-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By aggiegrads

You would probably have to measure in...

You would probably have to measure in milli-Ugga-Duggas.

metric-ugga-dugga spec is 8N-m, but you really should be holding a Carlsberg instead of a Bud Light, which I think is part of the...
03-12-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,507
Posted By aggiegrads

The DAG3 looks like a significant improvement...

The DAG3 looks like a significant improvement over the 2.2, but not in the same league as the Abbey. The Abbey is accurate and compact. My only grip with the Abbey is that you can't let the tool...
02-25-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By aggiegrads

Nope. Will not work. The spindle on the BB30...

Nope. Will not work. The spindle on the BB30 crank will be too short. There is simply no room between the spindle and the BB shell for an inboard bearing.
02-23-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By aggiegrads

If you stick to 3M brand, you will have better...

If you stick to 3M brand, you will have better luck. Make sure that the last wrap around the bars is not in tension and you will be fine.
02-16-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By aggiegrads

If you are happy with the gear range and...

If you are happy with the gear range and ergonomics, stick with what you have.

put the money towards N+1.
02-15-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By aggiegrads

I would say that 2mm is safe unless you are very...

I would say that 2mm is safe unless you are very powerful.
02-15-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,024
Posted By aggiegrads

I don’t think that the crankset pictured would...

I don’t think that the crankset pictured would take a 30t small ring. If it does, swap it and you are probably done.

I have two bikes with 10 speed road controls and a nine speed mountain...
02-15-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By aggiegrads

Tubeless is very sensitive to the quality of the...

Tubeless is very sensitive to the quality of the taping job. I always clean the rim with acetone prior to applying tubeless tape and make sure it gets a good stretch so it sets in the center...
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