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09-05-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Solo_rider

OK guys. I appreciate all the replies and the...

OK guys. I appreciate all the replies and the info. I was a little worried about this. I was actually selling the bike and wanted to make sure the buyer didn't have any problems with the wheels...
09-04-20, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Solo_rider

Truing questions

Hi all,

It's only my second time doing this but Ive just finished truing the wheel on a bike I have and it looks pretty good (side to side wobbling is very minimal now). I actually did this with...
08-30-20, 02:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By Solo_rider

Thank you all for the replies and the help. Well,...

Thank you all for the replies and the help. Well, it doesn't look like the spider arms are bent. I put the spider on a flat surface and used a nickel to slide under each arm and the clearance is the...
08-28-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By Solo_rider

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08-28-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By Solo_rider

Well, it's not good enough. The chainring wobbles...

Well, it's not good enough. The chainring wobbles bad enough for the chain to rub against the chain cage for about 4-5 inches. That's a lot of chain links rubbing. What do you think ? I know the pic...
08-28-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By Solo_rider

Thanks for the reply and the suggestion,...

Thanks for the reply and the suggestion, holytrousers. I made a second attempt yesterday to try and figure out where the problems lies but it didn't seem the crank position is the issue. I'm...
08-28-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By Solo_rider

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08-17-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,970
Posted By Solo_rider

TBH, yes. Are you rich ? Or are you going to buy...

TBH, yes. Are you rich ? Or are you going to buy it on credit -like many people do ? I never buy anything on payment. It's a hole a lot of people seem to like putting themselves in then they start...
08-15-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By Solo_rider

So, finally got the time to get the chainring off...

So, finally got the time to get the chainring off and apart (separated the 3 rings). After examining the big ring by putting it on a flat surface there was only minor bending in it but I was able to...
07-24-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By Solo_rider

So, I'm going to attempt removing the cranks but...

So, I'm going to attempt removing the cranks but this is a first for me. I just bought the proper size hex key but I'm assuming I need a crank puller tool. Or is there a way around it ?...
07-10-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By Solo_rider

No. I don't know. I know this bike has been...

No. I don't know. I know this bike has been neglected by the previous owner. Thanks for the info. I still haven't tried taking the crank off.
07-09-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By Solo_rider

Thanks for the replies. I appreciate it. I've...

Thanks for the replies. I appreciate it. I've actually watched some videos on Youtube showing how to bend a ring back to a straight position but I wasn't sure that was my problem since the ring...
07-08-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By Solo_rider

Chainring wobble

Hi.

I have a bike that I'm trying to sell but it needs some work. The main thing I noticed was that the chainring wobbles and at one point the chain rubs against the chain cage when it's on the...
06-15-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By Solo_rider

a 45 minute drive is nothing and it shouldn't...

a 45 minute drive is nothing and it shouldn't hold you from taking the bike back to the shop. You would've saved yourself some headache and even money. And, assuming the bike was bought brand new,...
06-15-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By Solo_rider

I don't think you can post pics until you've...

I don't think you can post pics until you've reached 10 posts as far as I know.
If by "new" you mean brand new from the shop, why don't you take it to the shop where you bought it and have them take...
06-11-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,940
Posted By Solo_rider

To be honest, I've never felt any difference...

To be honest, I've never felt any difference (feeling better or having energy, or lack of it) when taking/not taking vitamins/supplements. And this is from a guy who eats only one small simple meal a...
06-11-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,424
Posted By Solo_rider

I don't really need two bikes but I WANT 2 or 3...

I don't really need two bikes but I WANT 2 or 3 just for the heck of it.
06-11-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By Solo_rider

Ive heard good things about the Trek FX1or 2...

Ive heard good things about the Trek FX1or 2 -almost bought one- but then Giant and Cannondale are good choices too. It's a matter of what looks you like and also how each rides. I wouldn't buy new...
06-04-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By Solo_rider

I almost laughed, flip flop. "after a rain". In...

I almost laughed, flip flop. "after a rain". In this part of the world after a rain can take days, and sometimes in winter even weeks, to come. Literally. I mean it can rain NON-STOP for days or even...
06-02-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By Solo_rider

Thanks again for the replies. It's common...

Thanks again for the replies.

It's common knowledge that when you work out or stress your muscles you cause micro tears in the muscle fibers which causes some inflammation/pain and you need to...
06-01-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By Solo_rider

Thanks for the replies, guys. I definitely lose...

Thanks for the replies, guys. I definitely lose whatever soreness/pain I have after riding for a few minutes, while not riding (the next day) makes me feel more soreness/pain. But you know, they...
06-01-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By Solo_rider

Riding with sore muscles

Do you guys ride your bikes if your leg muscles are sore from the previous day ? You see, I live here on the WET Coast/Canada and sunny days are more like a rare thing sometimes even in the middle of...
06-01-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By Solo_rider

It's still miserable here most of the time and...

It's still miserable here most of the time and sometimes we're lucky if you we get 1 or 2 sunny or even partly sunny days out of the week. In 3 weeks day time will start getting shorter and it's...
06-01-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By Solo_rider

Like the guy above me said, your wheel most...

Like the guy above me said, your wheel most likely just needs to be trued. If you have patience and you're good with your hands you can watch videos on Youtube on how to do that. You need a simple...
05-29-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By Solo_rider

It looks like it's in Pakistan from the clothing....

It looks like it's in Pakistan from the clothing. All his labor probably still costs way less than buying a new bike. Nothing wrong with restoring a bike and using it if you don't have the means....
05-09-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By Solo_rider

Thank you all for the replies and suggestions....

Thank you all for the replies and suggestions. I'm pretty sure it's not the seat or seat post. When I pedal with my hand to try to listen to where the noise is coming from, if there's noise it's very...
05-09-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By Solo_rider

Thanks for the reply, Maelochs. I don't know the...

Thanks for the reply, Maelochs. I don't know the type of BB I have. The bike -2016 model- was bought used but hadn't been used much (by the previous owner) as it was in a very clean condition. I know...
05-08-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By Solo_rider

Squeaking noise (under stress)

Hi.
I've been noticing some squeaking noises when I'm riding my bike but they're mostly noticeable when I'm riding uphill or when I pedal fast (basically under stress) but when I'm riding on a flat...
09-06-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Solo_rider

Thank you all for the replies. I appreciate it. ...

Thank you all for the replies. I appreciate it.
I actually got kind of mad and bent the spring too much to the point it was useless. Yeah I take my frustrations on things. But anyway, I never liked...
09-03-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Solo_rider

Thanks for the reply, dsb. The problem is that...

Thanks for the reply, dsb.
The problem is that leaving it the way it is now is causing the brakes not to work properly, prolonging the distance it takes to stop the bike - if I don't use the front...
09-03-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Solo_rider

Brake problem

Hi all

So I have this problem with my rear brakes (rim brakes). The right brake arm doesn't move much but just stays close to the wheel rim but not touching. So when I pull the brake lever the...
08-14-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,606
Posted By Solo_rider

I'm not sure if any one has suggested this but...

I'm not sure if any one has suggested this but rent a bike for an hour or two -if you have shops for bike rentals- and go with that group of cyclists. If you still get dropped then you know it's you....
07-07-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,978
Posted By Solo_rider

This might sound like crazy but for me, I never...

This might sound like crazy but for me, I never felt eating any kind of food ever helped with energy. I'm a one-meal a day kind of guy. That's right. No breakfast -except my cup of instant coffee...
06-13-19, 04:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,092
Posted By Solo_rider

That's a nice looking bike with nice color...

That's a nice looking bike with nice color combination. The paint looks good from what I see but it is far to see any details.
06-13-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,092
Posted By Solo_rider

Well, I actually came up with a simple solution...

Well, I actually came up with a simple solution that is satisfactory enough (at least on the top tube). Since they're mostly fine scratches that run in a straight line along the tube (top side) , I...
05-20-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,092
Posted By Solo_rider

What the hell !! What is that ? As for the...

What the hell !! What is that ?

As for the Spray.Bike, from the two pics I see here it doesn't look horrible or anything but I'm trying to keep the same paint finish (very smooth like the original...
05-20-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,092
Posted By Solo_rider

Many many years ago they used to have something...

Many many years ago they used to have something like electric tape but without the adhesive surface and it used to come in many colors or even transparent and you could wrap the whole bike with it. I...
05-20-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,092
Posted By Solo_rider

Yeah I don't think I'm going to go the painting...

Yeah I don't think I'm going to go the painting route. I don't want to do something I might regret UNLESS maybe if I buy a spray gun and do it the pro way but I don't think it's worth it since the...
05-17-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,092
Posted By Solo_rider

You should only apply a thin coat at a time even...

You should only apply a thin coat at a time even if it doesn't cover well. That way you will avoid dripping problems. Then apply a second coat and wait a little and then a third coat.... Wait a few...
05-16-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,092
Posted By Solo_rider

Good to know. I'm very careful too but I want to...

Good to know. I'm very careful too but I want to fix the scratches from the previous owner and want to make sure I won't be wasting a lot of time for nothing if the paint eventually ends up chipping....
05-16-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,092
Posted By Solo_rider

Wow! A lot of replies. Thank you all for taking...

Wow! A lot of replies. Thank you all for taking the time to reply and for all the feedback and of course for posting those pics.

I'm actually good with stuff like this (painting, building or...
05-15-19, 02:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,092
Posted By Solo_rider

Have you ever painted your bike ?

I kinda have some form of obsessive compulsive but it's only with keeping my things clean and looking like new. My bike -just got it a couple of weeks back, used- looks mostly like brand new with the...
05-10-19, 02:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,860
Posted By Solo_rider

Yeah, what you said makes sense. I think it's...

Yeah, what you said makes sense. I think it's mostly psychological how people might feel about this brand of bike -or anything- or that. I'm actually a believer in that. People hear this name or that...
05-09-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,860
Posted By Solo_rider

Thanks again for the reply, hockie. Yes of course...

Thanks again for the reply, hockie. Yes of course I realize a lot of the components on bikes are made by different companies -different than the frame manufacturer- but then I don't understand why...
05-06-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,860
Posted By Solo_rider

Thanks for the welcome and the reply, hockiefyd. ...

Thanks for the welcome and the reply, hockiefyd.

Yes I saw that Bicycle Blue Book page a couple of days ago and there's maybe one more site that lists similar basic info but I mean I was looking...
05-05-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,860
Posted By Solo_rider

'16 Louis Garneau Urbania SC4.

Hello all.

First post here.

Bought my first hybrid bike (used) today after having owned a '90's Trek 800 Mtn bike for the past 9 years or so. It's a 2016 Lious Garneau Urbania SC4 that's in...
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