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05-01-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Not to discount the afore mentioned safety...

Not to discount the afore mentioned safety inspection(which is a good point), also rim brakes require periodic scotchbrite/windex scrubbing of the pad material and junk off the surface. Disc rotors...
Forum: Touring
02-07-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By mtbikerinpa

I like my 1.75 slicks for road and used to be a...

I like my 1.75 slicks for road and used to be a diehard 1,95" trail tire user til I got a set of Bontrager XR-4 tubeless 2.3". They are shoehorned into the frame but oddly feel almost as smooth as...
01-13-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,215
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Trails/gravel definitely tubeless. Road is good...

Trails/gravel definitely tubeless. Road is good if you can find good treads in the category you want. The ability to run sealant is so much better.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,271
Posted By mtbikerinpa

In my area the one that has been there for 35 yrs...

In my area the one that has been there for 35 yrs is stable and conservative(sometimes painfully thus). In the last year 2 other shops went out that were within 3 miles of that one. One had too much...
01-11-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Definitely agree with the latter assertions about...

Definitely agree with the latter assertions about the filiform being surface. On a car, it is usually from within but I have yet to see a bike frame come from within. Usually it is the result of a...
01-10-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Speaking from experience with the afore mentioned...

Speaking from experience with the afore mentioned films in my aircraft dealership job, I can tell you they are very clear and sometimes imperceptible when installed WELL. Research techniques for...
Forum: Touring
01-06-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By mtbikerinpa

For bags I bring shoulder straps so that they can...

For bags I bring shoulder straps so that they can be carried easily. Always unclick accessories. I also only to to urban/risk areas with the sleeper bike. It has a subdued vintage beater look in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,621
Posted By mtbikerinpa

I have a 'mens' and 'women's' bontrager helmet...

I have a 'mens' and 'women's' bontrager helmet and the one is blue and one is hot pink. Fit is 100% same. For the MFG that do make a different version it is usually just a bigger pony tail clearance...
01-06-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Heat from a heat gun would help the metal move a...

Heat from a heat gun would help the metal move a little easier. Only do so with a thermometer gun, but anything below 300-400 deg will have no effect on the alloy temper. As was stated, if it is...
01-05-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,945
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Simple and effective. Less gears for x-space...

Simple and effective. Less gears for x-space means greater resolution and less finnicky.
01-02-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By mtbikerinpa

I have had multiple glitches with Strava through...

I have had multiple glitches with Strava through the years but they stopped when I switched to an Iphone 6s. My android products had wierd randomness issues, and I changed to the apple when it was...
01-02-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,269
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Still biking 15 mi each way through the hills a...

Still biking 15 mi each way through the hills a few days a week to both of my jobs. Bike shop day it's only fitting, plus the end game is 3 miles of city traffic and 25mph speed limit. Due to the...
12-31-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,486
Posted By mtbikerinpa

I am a fan of my Bontrager JFW shoes with...

I am a fan of my Bontrager JFW shoes with insulated insoles and toe warmer packets below 30 deg(11 hrs of warm). Just got Bontrager OMW winter pants with much positive results as well. Spent all day...
12-25-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By mtbikerinpa

You will need to have enough length to keep the...

You will need to have enough length to keep the crankarms from hitting the frame but also a chainline offset built in to keep the chainrings where they need to be. Those two measures interact with...
Forum: Commuting
12-25-18, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By mtbikerinpa

That is a cool bag

That is a cool bag
12-25-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By mtbikerinpa

The more important thing is how does it run? If...

The more important thing is how does it run? If it still runs fine and the chainline is still in tolerance than it can be chalked up to there ya go. Also, changing a smaller ring into the mix will...
12-25-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Most likely a matter of how well the shop that it...

Most likely a matter of how well the shop that it was bought from recorded info and how much bending of info you are willing to do. I know my shop records frame serials to purchase recipts which may...
12-25-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Basing on your updated attempt to explain, what...

Basing on your updated attempt to explain, what you are saying is that the lock ring is changing your adjusted setting when you go to tighten it? That is pretty common on cheaper end bikes due to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,655
Posted By mtbikerinpa

By my experience the big enemy is the spd plate...

By my experience the big enemy is the spd plate sucking through the insole. Lots of 'insulated insoles' don't have enough to fight it without adding heat. The top is curable with covers, however.
12-24-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Summer is so much easier to get motivated, though...

Summer is so much easier to get motivated, though hydration is a bit bigger deal. I commute year round when it isn't raining, but winter takes so much more layering and laundry. Finally invested in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-18, 08:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,655
Posted By mtbikerinpa

I use whole foot heat packs from walmart. 1.98$...

I use whole foot heat packs from walmart. 1.98$ per use but they last 11 hrs in my shoes. Not roasty warm but not noticably cold.
12-24-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Honestly it surprises me that an adjustable...

Honestly it surprises me that an adjustable square axle bb is still in service. A cartridge replacement will boil down to what brand/family the arms are and what thread frame it is, and lastly what...
12-22-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,913
Posted By mtbikerinpa

I have noticed the type of driver changes...

I have noticed the type of driver changes day/night around here distinctly. Perhaps due to the high concentration of retirement communities, but the night-blinded-drives-with-blinders-on seem to be...
12-14-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By mtbikerinpa

A long time back I think I saw a place that did...

A long time back I think I saw a place that did two tone powdercoating but it is a process and not quite as simple as a liquid paint spray.
Forum: Introductions
12-12-18, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By mtbikerinpa

As another aero mech, welcome :) I almost...

As another aero mech, welcome :) I almost thought the name reminded me of our aircraft supply house 'aero performance' ;)
12-12-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By mtbikerinpa

That is some classy work ;) I am partial to...

That is some classy work ;) I am partial to automotive paint quality but it certainly costs a lot more. A spray can setup can come out decently if done right but keep in mind most paints are...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Today I was oddly surprised how pleasant the...

Today I was oddly surprised how pleasant the drivers were. Of a 14 mile route, only the last 2 miles were filled with jerks(and that road usually is). The kicker of that road is it is a nice easy...
12-10-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,009
Posted By mtbikerinpa

X2 on the ignition wrenches. I use them all the...

X2 on the ignition wrenches. I use them all the time and a set of them can be had from a car parts store for less than $20.
12-09-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Score ;)

Score ;)
12-09-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,530
Posted By mtbikerinpa

I haven't had to personally deal with their...

I haven't had to personally deal with their warranty service even though I own and run two Giants from the 90s(both over 30kmiles). A friend had a suspension frame crack in the 2000s and they...
12-09-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By mtbikerinpa

That is probably due to drift in reinserting the...

That is probably due to drift in reinserting the wheel. It is very easy on a slot dropout(vertical or horizontal) to get a slight off from where it was before. It is pronounced all the more with disc...
12-09-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Try isolating the cable housings where they...

Try isolating the cable housings where they attach to the frame. they can creak if a little dusty. Sometimes a little chain lube is all it takes.
Forum: Commuting
12-08-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By mtbikerinpa

It has indeed. I have at times debated turning my...

It has indeed. I have at times debated turning my 1k lumen strobe into a tail light. Works for cop cars and the cops I've talked to said they would always want a biker brighter.

Update, she didn't...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Last night my hun got whacked hard while waiting...

Last night my hun got whacked hard while waiting to make a left in her car. Cobalt vs a 55mph cherrokee without braking. Totalled car and lots of whiplash. Straight road no visibility issues. CELL...
12-04-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Exactly, Broc. I usually mtb at a more erratic...

Exactly, Broc. I usually mtb at a more erratic but faster cadence due to lighter gearing and unpredictable terrain. On road I go much steadier due to running a higher gear that smooths the torque...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
11-27-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By mtbikerinpa

I haven't had a chance to ride up there but my...

I haven't had a chance to ride up there but my company flies small planes up to Lock Haven fairly often and it should be said to pack for contingencies in weather as clouds/rain can jump on you...
11-25-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By mtbikerinpa

32H done properly with the properly sized ga...

32H done properly with the properly sized ga spokes should work fine for AM use unless you are particularly rough or large sized.
11-25-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 674
Posted By mtbikerinpa

I just did my first foray into a vynil stencil...

I just did my first foray into a vynil stencil job instead of decals under clearcoat. The thing that had me disappointed with decals under clear is when it gets damaged it can peel the decal and...
11-24-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,722
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Certainly interested to find out. It was an eye...

Certainly interested to find out. It was an eye opener to work on the inside of a shop and find out the online vs at-cost wholesale that the shop employees get was not as advantageous as thought.
11-23-18, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Such overtightening on those.... ouch. In my...

Such overtightening on those.... ouch.

In my experience a seat stay on a rim brake bike takes more deflective force than a disc would. The compliance outward is often higher than it is on...
Forum: Foo
11-23-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,402
Posted By mtbikerinpa

EPA regs requiring complicated redesigns of a lot...

EPA regs requiring complicated redesigns of a lot of the carburetors(and a lot less field adjustment ability).
Forum: Touring
11-22-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,611
Posted By mtbikerinpa

I use a rear mount clamp on for most of my bikes...

I use a rear mount clamp on for most of my bikes and like them. I guess the issue is more a matter of how often do you load the front rack? If you park it with a load I would rather have a centered...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-21-18, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Nice prime job. Just got done with my periodic...

Nice prime job. Just got done with my periodic strip and repaint. Used U-tech 350 epoxy primer and PPG shopline base/clear. Pretty nice stuff as far as results and the primer sands really well.
Forum: Foo
11-20-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,402
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Depending on what it needs, most mower engines...

Depending on what it needs, most mower engines pre 2005 are extremely easy to work on if you can fix a bike. The shop step by step manuals are available from many vendors(as long as it isnt a...
11-19-18, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,089
Posted By mtbikerinpa

For what its worth, on the insider view I can...

For what its worth, on the insider view I can tell you the Alivio groupset is vastly ahead this year than previous years. I couldn't resist the cost and got a set to try out on my xc race bike and...
11-19-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Since you are talking about a Trek dealer(I work...

Since you are talking about a Trek dealer(I work at one) I would reccomend the slicker tire but with the "Hard-case or hard-case-lite" options included. They kevlar weave the tire and make the soles...
11-19-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,754
Posted By mtbikerinpa

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/shimano-...

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/shimano-m424-clipless-spd-mtb-pedals/rp-prod7808

On my 3rd set in 20 yrs. Pretty durable lol. Easy to use and not terribly heavy. Works well with spd...
11-17-18, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3,089
Views: 2,620,218
Posted By mtbikerinpa

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4856/44860175645_4b...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4856/44860175645_4b21197264_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bm98je)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2bm98je) by Sarah Connie (https://www.flickr.com/photos/154336388@N08/), on...
11-14-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Most of the new rims that we get in my shop can...

Most of the new rims that we get in my shop can be trued pretty darn close other than the seam. Sometimes I sand/file the seam smooth out of ocd. High performance wheels can get into the .001 or so...
11-12-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,336
Posted By mtbikerinpa

My right one yes.

My right one yes.
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