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06-16-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,195
Posted By drlogik

I agree. CO2 is really handy in a pinch, I'll...

I agree. CO2 is really handy in a pinch, I'll acknowledge that, but a pump is a more reliable air supply in my opinion. On long rides, for me, reliability takes precedent over convenience.
05-25-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By rydabent

I too spent a year with a not profit that reconed...

I too spent a year with a not profit that reconed bike for kids. I dont believe I ever saw one that wouldnt work.
05-18-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,399
Posted By Troul

just tired of blowing thru the cheap stuff. ...

just tired of blowing thru the cheap stuff. You'll just chuck it sooner & be out more cash.
05-14-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,356
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Cleaning a bike chain is part of the funeral...

Cleaning a bike chain is part of the funeral service my rags get before buried in the trash.
How environmentally friendly are your multiple attempts at reviving a dead horse?
05-10-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By WGB

I just started today. I added PB Blaster about...

I just started today. I added PB Blaster about 2pm. I'll leave overnight, try again and then add more Blaster and repeat.

I forgot to say that people seem to swear by some AR-15 tool but we don't...
04-29-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By tgot

Tool kit

So, I'm here to vote the opposite way: I bought a Nashbar "big tool kit" many years ago and it has been great.

I'm not maintaining a fleet nor flipping lots of bikes.

But 3 times out of four, I...
04-28-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By sweeks

This is interesting because I have a similar...

This is interesting because I have a similar issue. I'm not sure it's a "problem", because the hub (Alfine 11) works perfectly. It has almost 9,000 miles on it, and has been well-maintained (oil...
04-18-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By Crankycrank

I recommend buying the tools as you need them....

I recommend buying the tools as you need them. Many of the kits I've seen either have tools you'll never use or don't have a couple that you will and quality can vary of tools from the same kit. I...
04-05-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,461
Posted By wgscott

Just out of curiosity, what year is it where you...

Just out of curiosity, what year is it where you live?
02-24-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By Litespud

the down tube is normally under tension, so itís...

the down tube is normally under tension, so itís not going to crumple. Personally Iíd have no concerns riding the frame
02-20-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 954
Posted By dsbrantjr

Most of the skewers I have looked at seem to have...

Most of the skewers I have looked at seem to have rolled threads, so are likely too small in diameter to cut full-height threads into. ...
02-15-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,024
Posted By HTupolev

You could use any Shimano 8-speed or 9-speed MTB...

You could use any Shimano 8-speed or 9-speed MTB rear derailleur, though.
02-10-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By guy153

They look like they're actually welded on. So a...

They look like they're actually welded on. So a torch would be no use as the whole fork would melt at the same temperature as the welds.
02-09-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By ClydeClydeson

more like ease off the pedals and hold the...

more like ease off the pedals and hold the shifter at maximum upshift for a half second while waiting for the chain to catch.
02-06-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,783
Posted By bikemig

Dad bought me a 10 speed Nishiki to go to high...

Dad bought me a 10 speed Nishiki to go to high school in the mid 70s. I rode that bike everywhere. I bought myself a set of bike tools and a bike book, Richard's Bike Book. I didn't know much about...
02-06-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,783
Posted By shelbyfv

This small screwdriver belonged to my...

This small screwdriver belonged to my grandfather. I guess he could have acquired it from around 1900 to the early 1950s. I don't know what he might have used it for but I use it for derailleur...
02-04-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By sch

Timing chains last 3-5x as long as the derailler...

Timing chains last 3-5x as long as the derailler chain on a tandem. It does not matter what kind of chain you
use. 5-6spd chains are fine but 8-9spd are also fine as are 10 or 11 spd chains. The...
02-03-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,367
Posted By cyccommute

Probably overthinking. Tubes donít really move...

Probably overthinking. Tubes donít really move around that much.
02-03-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,367
Posted By andrewclaus

My wife has had Presta stems in Shrader rims with...

My wife has had Presta stems in Shrader rims with 90+ psi inflation for almost two decades. Never an issue.
02-03-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,367
Posted By DiabloScott

Well my data point is 90psi is no problem in the...

Well my data point is 90psi is no problem in the last 6 years.
02-03-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By JohnDThompson

Actually, they're cast, not welded. The end of...

Actually, they're cast, not welded. The end of the cable is spread into a "bloom," placed in a mold, and molten metal poured over the bloom. Motorcycle shops used to have equipment for this to make...
01-22-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm not so concerned about actual number...

I'm not so concerned about actual number precision.
I inflate the tire to what seems best.
Then I look to see what the number is to use as a reference.
01-22-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By VtwinVince

Thanks gentlemen, will let you know how it goes.

Thanks gentlemen, will let you know how it goes.
01-20-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,759
Posted By Numerozero

I switched from regular Wera to Holding Function...

I switched from regular Wera to Holding Function hex heads, sockets, and Torx heads. It solves a problem I DO have - dropping fasteners and then wasting time looking for them. I run a shop and time...
01-15-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,234
Posted By tjfastback66

I ended up going back to the same cycle shop to...

I ended up going back to the same cycle shop to pickup some brake and shifter cables and housing. Last week they were out of grease but just got in a shipment in of White Lightning Crystal Grease....
12-27-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By praise dakinis

Just as a quick update: I ended up ordering both...

Just as a quick update: I ended up ordering both the Dimension (black spacer) and the Crane (silver spacer) bell, they're night and day in terms of build quality and sound quality, but aggiegrads was...
12-21-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,955
Posted By veganbikes

We aren't close to seeing an end to COVID-19. I...

We aren't close to seeing an end to COVID-19. I wouldn't make any plans to pay for trips anywhere. If you want to go touring go for it just do it on your own or wait till this is over which could be...
12-21-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,955
Posted By wgscott

This is nowhere near being over.

This is nowhere near being over.
12-12-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,603
Posted By Phil_gretz

Has anyone mentioned the Koolstop tire bead jack...

Has anyone mentioned the Koolstop tire bead jack yet? It's a must.

Also, any of the rear derailleur hanger alignment tools. I used mine yesterday. ...
12-08-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,603
Posted By veganbikes

Thanks, I am quite happy with most of it. Some...

Thanks, I am quite happy with most of it. Some stuff I want to swap around and replace or add but generally a good set.

I love my Decade, the first time I put it into my hand I knew I had...
12-08-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,603
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'll add ones that haven't been mentioned by...

I'll add ones that haven't been mentioned by anyone else yet:

- Expanding punch for removing threaded headset headtube cups
- Spoke tension meter
- Derailleur hanger alignment tool
- Little "C"...
11-15-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By jrwoodhull

Thanks, this is helpful, I see that 10 speed...

Thanks, this is helpful, I see that 10 speed chainrings are available, this seems the easiest solution. Appreciate you taking the time!
11-07-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By RGMN

Put the lock ring tool on a bench vise, put the...

Put the lock ring tool on a bench vise, put the lock ring on the tool, and use the rim to turn it.
11-03-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,877
Posted By DrIsotope

My post-mount calipers have been attached with...

My post-mount calipers have been attached with the same no-name, China-sourced M6 Ti bolts for over 40,000 miles. On two bikes, no less. Frame cracked on Bike #1...
11-01-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 120,834
Posted By deacon mark

I repair guitars for a living and will do bike...

I repair guitars for a living and will do bike repairs for those who know I am a cyclist and can fix bikes. I have a minimum fee to do anything in either case. I have to make a living and if you want...
10-31-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,775
Posted By Tomm Willians

Today I put a ring on it !

Married my adventure/cycling buddy today in Reno ! Between her sense of humor, zest for life and an incredible collection of bikes I would have been nuts to not tie this knot....
10-30-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,933
Posted By redcon1

Some of you guys never rode your Spyder bike into...

Some of you guys never rode your Spyder bike into a lake off a homemade ramp built at the end of a dock, and it shows.
10-29-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,470
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Additional tip I learned from going tubeless this...

Additional tip I learned from going tubeless this year...

Buy a syringe that has a tiny straw for extracting sealant out of your wheels. Since I live in a northern climate where I don't ride...
10-28-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By Lightfoot21

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/266ded48_da52_4245_ad41_44e7e586bee2_2bad0d52a7e1804d16ce78cf01a087029eb62d05.jpeg
Finally got it. I drilled a hole large enough to...
10-21-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You can make the tube of REMA glue last much...

You can make the tube of REMA glue last much longer if you squeeze the air out before capping. Waste a drop or 2 of glue doing this. It still beats leaving a semi to solid "plug of glue" in the...
10-21-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By cyccommute

Nope. There is not a patch out there that will...

Nope. There is not a patch out there that will stick worth a damn with “standard rubber cement”. Nor is making your own patches going to work all that well. Both aren’t even worth the time to try.
...
10-19-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,594
Posted By dabac

Freewheels tighten by pedalling action. They can...

Freewheels tighten by pedalling action. They can be on wickedly tight.
The preferred method of removal is to find a sturdy vise mounted to a sturdy bench anchored to a sturdy wall. Then stick the...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,922
Posted By HardyWeinberg

Previously (same governor) we got the ability to...

Previously (same governor) we got the ability to go through 'dead reds' in WA (https://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2015/04/17/governor-inslee-signs-the-dead-red-bill-into-law/)after waiting a cycle (of...
10-12-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By noglider

The bike has MTB wheels (26" aka 559mm BSD). Yes,...

The bike has MTB wheels (26" aka 559mm BSD). Yes, we really spin out, but my spouse does not spin fast and is not willing to work on increasing her cadence.

Independent coasting would be nice.

...
09-25-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,483
Posted By pdlamb

Re: unscrewing the valve. A lot of people say...

Re: unscrewing the valve. A lot of people say good things about the Lezyne pumps. Sometimes when I read these glowing reports, especially when I haven't bought anything lately, I'll go look up the...
09-24-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,106
Posted By Helldorado

For me it's the TIME ATAC pedals, FTW

For me it's the TIME ATAC pedals, FTW
09-22-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,879
Posted By sweeks

It's the black line running circumferentially at...

It's the black line running circumferentially at the middle of the brake track. When the rim around the line has worn away, there's usually less than a millimeter of metal remaining.
Another way to...
09-16-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By dsbrantjr

I prefer brass nipples myself.

I prefer brass nipples myself.
09-02-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By Papa Tom

Follow-Up From The OP: I received the Hozan...

Follow-Up From The OP: I received the Hozan C-358 Fourth-Hand Tool today and it feels just like my original Park cable puller. I am grateful to know that, even though Park's current version feels...
08-15-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By royphotog

Trued my first wheel

I have had this Centurian for over 40 years and never tried the wheels, or at least I can't remember ever doing it. Last night I did a very basic job with the tire off the rim because several if not...
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