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06-17-05, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By BicycleBrian

Check and see if you have a broken axle. They...

Check and see if you have a broken axle. They don't last forever, and there is a definite knocking noise if one is bad. I'm not sure if this knocking would only be pronounced when pedaling though,...
02-05-05, 09:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,841
Posted By BicycleBrian

Can anyone tell me what the difference is between...

Can anyone tell me what the difference is between Phil bearing grease and Lubrimatic marine bearing grease? (very-waterproof and inexpensive)...
10-14-04, 01:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By BicycleBrian

My cap (circa 99 ultegra flight deck - about the...

My cap (circa 99 ultegra flight deck - about the same as yours) just rattled around for years. It is not uncommon. I talked with someone last week who had the same annoyance. You can put some...
10-14-04, 01:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By BicycleBrian

Are you sure there is only 1mm sticking out of...

Are you sure there is only 1mm sticking out of either side? Did you tighten it a great deal to get only 1mm to stick out?

I believe BC refers to English threading, 1.37 in the BB diameter and 68...
10-14-04, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By BicycleBrian

Just to rule out another possibility, you should...

Just to rule out another possibility, you should make sure that your derailleur isn't bent and that it moves freely. You probably won't have to worry about that unless you crashed or dropped your...
09-13-04, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By BicycleBrian

http://www.stormpages.com/spokeanwheel/whl_bldg.ht...

http://www.stormpages.com/spokeanwheel/whl_bldg.htm

is an interesting link and has a link to the harris site
07-24-04, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,761
Posted By BicycleBrian

I encountered an annoying click/squeek noise that...

I encountered an annoying click/squeek noise that I suspected was coming from the bb area, when indeed in was the seat/seatpost junction causing the noise.

Does it make the noise out of the...
05-10-04, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By BicycleBrian

Haven't had that problem myself, yet. Its been...

Haven't had that problem myself, yet. Its been about two years. I think mine may be a 2002 model, but it still has the rubber band thing.
05-05-04, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,248
Posted By BicycleBrian

It depends on how you ride and, IMHO, how long...

It depends on how you ride and, IMHO, how long you want the rim to last. If you are racing and want a stiff wheel, crank those spokes up to the top of the table.

If you want to have a solid wheel...
05-05-04, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By BicycleBrian

I had a pair of cleats wear out when the posts...

I had a pair of cleats wear out when the posts became worn. There was a lot of slop and my cleat consistently disengaged from the pedal. I was told to use a small torx wrench to rotate the posts so...
03-12-04, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By BicycleBrian

Since they don't use a torque wrench (360 inch...

Since they don't use a torque wrench (360 inch pounds) you may want to make sure they do, and also that they use the right type of thread prep.

Grease for steel frames
Plumber's tape for aluminum...
02-22-04, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,779
Posted By BicycleBrian

Drop bars are... of a different diameter than...

Drop bars are... of a different diameter than straight bars -- if I recall correctly -- straight bars are smaller in diameter?[/QUOTE]


I ran into two main problems when I switched to "commuter"...
02-07-04, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By BicycleBrian

Take the chain off the chainrings and place it on...

Take the chain off the chainrings and place it on the BB shell, so you can freely spin the cranks with no resistance. Then you should be able to tell where the noise is comming from.

If it is...
12-18-03, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By BicycleBrian

Wrapping the bars takes some practice. I'd...

Wrapping the bars takes some practice. I'd congratulate you if you got it right the very first time. Be sure to pay attention to how the tape is wrapped while you are removing it. I agree with...
12-05-03, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,650
Posted By BicycleBrian

Since it is almost officially winter, and several...

Since it is almost officially winter, and several parts of the country are officially cold as hell, i'll add that I've had the same exact problem riding when it is cold. Usually very cold, like...
11-25-03, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By BicycleBrian

Here's a link to competitive cyclist's fit...

Here's a link to competitive cyclist's fit calculator:
https://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CCY?PAGE=FIT_CALCULATOR_INTRO

You may want to have someone help you with the measurements, and it also...
11-24-03, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By BicycleBrian

Studded bike tires are expensive, but the only...

Studded bike tires are expensive, but the only effective way to ride a bike on ice, as are studded car tires or tire chains.

I guess the safety of a bus on ice depends on the driver. You would be...
11-24-03, 11:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,170
Posted By BicycleBrian

However, I have experienced a great deal of...

However, I have experienced a great deal of danger encountering logging trucks while on bike on HWY 61 in N. Minnesota and on roads in the panhandle of Idaho.

That is a different topic though.
11-24-03, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,170
Posted By BicycleBrian

In a nearly as possible non-confrontational...

In a nearly as possible non-confrontational manner, I feel moved to defend both cyclists and bus drivers, since I fall into both of those categories. I happen to drive a bus in a fairly liberal...
11-14-03, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By BicycleBrian

Speaking of riding no handed....you can't really...

Speaking of riding no handed....you can't really ride on rollers unless you can do so, right? And if you fall you don't have to worry about traffic or trees, just a carpet burn.
11-14-03, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,010
Posted By BicycleBrian

If you can ride no handed without the bike...

If you can ride no handed without the bike leaning, wobbling, or turning, it probably is aligned just fine.

And remember, always wear your helmet.

Also, you could, and would need to realign the...
11-07-03, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By BicycleBrian

There is a trick. Take a sharpie marker and draw...

There is a trick. Take a sharpie marker and draw a line straight from the top of the spline down the spindle toward the BB Shell a half an inch or so. Then draw a line on the crank arm even with...
10-24-03, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,583
Posted By BicycleBrian

Sounds like that owner wanted to sell some...

Sounds like that owner wanted to sell some chains. Probably the 40 or 50 dollar ones to boot.

The more force you put on a chain the more it stretches. Racers can go a good 2000 miles on most...
10-24-03, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By BicycleBrian

If you are going to overhaul a hub, and if you...

If you are going to overhaul a hub, and if you have the tools and don't mind removing the axle and cassette, then
you can use a 10mm allen wrench to "unscrew" the freehub body from the freehub (if...
Forum: Introductions
10-13-03, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By BicycleBrian

Greetings From Iowa

This site looks great, very interesting and informative.

Personally, I've been hooked on cycling since I got a mt. bike for my high school graduation present in '90 (after several "kiddy"...
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