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06-15-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 50
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Posted By aggiegrads

Spare set of brake pads

Spare set of brake pads
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...
06-02-21, 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.
05-20-21, 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, 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...
05-14-21, 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
05-10-21, 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...
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...
04-21-21, 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.
04-19-21, 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...
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...
03-28-21, 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...
02-15-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By aggiegrads

Yes. Additional cable length has more friction...

Yes. Additional cable length has more friction and different brake feel. Much less of an issue with hydraulic disc brakes.
02-13-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By aggiegrads

Compass discontinued the Grand Bois line even...

Compass discontinued the Grand Bois line even before they rebranded themselves as Rene Herse. The current equivalent is the Stampede Pass and it is a wonderful tire.
02-08-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By aggiegrads

One trick for using electrical tape for finishing...

One trick for using electrical tape for finishing is to make sure that the last wrap isn’t under tension. If you stretch the tape and try to stick it down in the “stretched” state, it will...
02-07-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,783
Posted By aggiegrads

I like it, but it is annoying to have one hand on...

I like it, but it is annoying to have one hand on it at all times. If you get distracted or if you forget to get the wheel straight in the dropouts, you have to remove the tool to do another task,...
02-06-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,783
Posted By aggiegrads

What is the oldest tool that you use frequently?

What is your oldest tool that you use frequently? Bonus points for a cool backstory.

The oldest tool on my main workbench is my vise. It is a Craftsman branded model 5184 which is a rebranded...
02-04-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By aggiegrads

Make sure that your brake pads don't contact the...

Make sure that your brake pads don't contact the tire at any point in their travel.
02-01-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By aggiegrads

Yes, this. Whomever bled the brakes did not get...

Yes, this. Whomever bled the brakes did not get all of the air out.
01-31-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By aggiegrads

I swapped the 26t ring on my 26-36 with a 22 and...

I swapped the 26t ring on my 26-36 with a 22 and I am thrilled with the way it shifts.

Of course it is not the same as the stock, optimized configuration, but I can still shift with confidence.
01-31-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By aggiegrads

I recently swapped the chainrings on an M8000 and...

I recently swapped the chainrings on an M8000 and the chainring bolts were really tight. I think that they had Loctite in addition to be torqued down really well.

edit: also, I think that the...
01-30-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 753
Posted By aggiegrads

They aren’t cheap, but we use the Panduit...

They aren’t cheap, but we use the Panduit Dome-top Barb-ty at work to bundle the cables on ten million dollar systems.

These ties are very strong, have near infinite tightening adjustability due...
01-28-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By aggiegrads

More than likely, the loss of air when you detach...

More than likely, the loss of air when you detach is air coming from the hose, not from the tube. If it leaks until you get the presta valve screwed down, then something is wrong with your valve.
01-21-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By aggiegrads

I would try to get just the bearing cap first. ...

I would try to get just the bearing cap first. Mine is a tight fit, so if you can get that part off, the fork may slide easier on the top and bottom cup assemblies.
01-20-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,521
Posted By aggiegrads

The JIS standard is technically defunct. There...

The JIS standard is technically defunct. There are two standards that supersede JIS: DIN 5260 and ISO 8764. Reputable European cross point screwdrivers have been made to those standards for some...
01-18-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,521
Posted By aggiegrads

Philips bits have tapered blades and were...

Philips bits have tapered blades and were designed to be torque limiting. That is why you have to push so hard on the driver when the resistance increases. They “cam-out” when you turn too hard.
...
01-18-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,759
Posted By aggiegrads

Those look very nice. You will be very happy...

Those look very nice. You will be very happy with them. I have a couple of Feedback Sports tools, and I am pretty sure that Taiwan is their country of origin. That is a good thing. Taiwan has...
01-17-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By aggiegrads

Schwalbe Thunderburts are very popular in the PNW...

Schwalbe Thunderburts are very popular in the PNW for gravel/xc bikes that spend more time on gravel than road.

‘’it is a great “ride to the ride” tire.
01-16-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,759
Posted By aggiegrads

I used colored heat shrink tubing. ...

I used colored heat shrink tubing. Unfortunately, none of the brands have consistent coloring, so my Wera set is different, and so too would be PB Swiss and Bondhus....
01-16-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,759
Posted By aggiegrads

Part II - Ball-Ends OK, so I spent some more...

Part II - Ball-Ends

OK, so I spent some more time looking at ball ends. I did see some interesting things when I looked close up. One thing that it important to know if that the contact area in a...
01-15-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,759
Posted By aggiegrads

Hex Key Brand Comparison (photo intensive)

Inspired by Eric F 's hex key question, I decided to take some good photos of various hex key tips to try and help me articulate why I prefer some keys over others. The tip really highlights the...
01-12-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By aggiegrads

Get one of each of the Meisers. The Topeak is...

Get one of each of the Meisers. The Topeak is $35 everywhere that I see it, the Meisers are less than half the cost.
01-12-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,234
Posted By aggiegrads

As long as you are using any grease, you are...

As long as you are using any grease, you are ahead in the game. Don’t overthink it. Lots of people already have.

The differences between different greases are minimal. Park and Phil’s are...
01-12-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By aggiegrads

That model seems to be a favorite among digital...

That model seems to be a favorite among digital gauges. A lot of folks here prefer the dial gauges (Meiser is a favorite) but I am not aware of any that are capable of Schrader or Presta without an...
01-10-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By aggiegrads

Yes, but none exist for BB30, which is what the...

Yes, but none exist for BB30, which is what the OP is asking about using. The BB30 spindle is too short for an external bearing.

30mm spindle is not the same as BB30.
01-09-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By aggiegrads

Even if you can find a compatible bb, I wouldn’t...

Even if you can find a compatible bb, I wouldn’t use one, because the bearings that would have to be used would be far too small to be reliable.

The bb30 spindle is too short for outboard bearings...
12-30-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By aggiegrads

The 130mm spacing is traditional for road rim...

The 130mm spacing is traditional for road rim brakes, but was a very short-lived standard for road disc. Road disc quickly migrated to 135mm spacing, even before thru axle started taking hold.

I...
12-27-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,143
Posted By aggiegrads

The deciding factors are tank size and max...

The deciding factors are tank size and max pressure. Pretty much any compressor sold will be able to get the job done. The smallest I have seen are about a gallon, with most being around 4-5. If...
12-27-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,690
Posted By aggiegrads

Here are my favorite tools that are not bike...

Here are my favorite tools that are not bike specific. Besides the obvious non-bike tools (hex & Torx keys, ratchets, cable cutters), the non-bike tools that I use most by far are my Knipex...
12-23-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By aggiegrads

Awesome. My son gets bike tools as stocking...

Awesome. My son gets bike tools as stocking stuffers every year. He built his own bike when he was twelve and just got his first job at REI in the “action sports” shop (bike and ski).
12-22-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,282
Posted By aggiegrads

I had a bad speed wobble on one of my bikes. I...

I had a bad speed wobble on one of my bikes. I don’t think that I did anything wrong on that bike that I don’t do on any of my other 5 drop bar bikes. Anytime I sat up to rest my hands or get a...
12-18-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,603
Posted By aggiegrads

Yes, the pedal wrench is my only customized tool....

Yes, the pedal wrench is my only customized tool. EVT had a pantograph at one time, and they engraved my name. I donít think that they make the pedal wrench anymore.
...
12-18-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,603
Posted By aggiegrads

I recommend a fireplace in your workspace. Did I...

I recommend a fireplace in your workspace. Did I mention that I love my wife?
...
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