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07-21-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 438
Posted By dscheidt

I think the tire that blew out was a 700x28, the...

I think the tire that blew out was a 700x28, the replacement tire he found was smaller, my spare tube was either for 32 or 50mm, depending on which bike I had. I don't know what pressure he ran, but...
07-21-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 438
Posted By dscheidt

Same way you repair a 5" long one? ...

Same way you repair a 5" long one? https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/vxhe8ea_22bfb913fbb4756b58eb1bf93211138a1acca4d6.jpg...
07-21-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 438
Posted By dscheidt

The only test I do is put air in them, and...

The only test I do is put air in them, and verify that it holds for a minute or three. I've patched enough tubes that I know my patch is good, the only reason I test is it's not uncommon to...
05-30-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,541
Posted By dscheidt

no, if you leave the lid of a can off, you end up...

no, if you leave the lid of a can off, you end up with a gooey rubbery mess, that's about half the volume of the can. (I used to run a tire shop, I've dealt with that lots. We bought glue in quart...
05-27-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,541
Posted By dscheidt

The can I have I opened in 2013. Still good. ...

The can I have I opened in 2013. Still good. Getting close to empty, though.
05-18-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By dscheidt

Yes.

Yes.
05-16-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,104
Posted By dscheidt

A few years ago, I called a local wiping cloth...

A few years ago, I called a local wiping cloth supplier and ordered 20 lbs of 'woven cotton rags'. What I got was 20 lbs of white cotton washcloths. Most of them look brand new; a few have had...
04-26-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,499
Posted By dscheidt

Snake bites are what the long oval patches in...

Snake bites are what the long oval patches in Rema patch kits (I forget the number of the patch) are for. They work well for that, but I usually end up putting a pair of round patches on. they often...
04-26-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,499
Posted By dscheidt

pyrotechnic patches were in use in the US until...

pyrotechnic patches were in use in the US until the 90s, or very early 2000s. Last holdout industries were ag and industrial/mining stuff. Air pollution controls is what did them in. They are more...
03-20-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By dscheidt

I have a set of giant feeler gauges that I use...

I have a set of giant feeler gauges that I use for this. In the absence of that, taking the blade out of the set works to keep it from falling out. You can also get some shim stock the right...
03-15-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,045
Posted By dscheidt

Color of threadlocker has nothing to do with its...

Color of threadlocker has nothing to do with its strength. Yes, Henkel color code some of their threadlockers. But even they have many products that are red, with a pretty wide range of strength,...
02-26-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By dscheidt

the bearings in every automatic transmission in...

the bearings in every automatic transmission in history would be surprised to learn they haven't been bathing in lubricating oil. ATF is oil with magic added. The magic includes anti-wear...
01-26-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By dscheidt

I like nice tools as much as the next guy, but...

I like nice tools as much as the next guy, but the OP is asking about affordable options. I don't think he's working in a shop, so he's going to be using a cone wrench for a minute at a time, a few...
01-20-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,114
Posted By dscheidt

There are some automotive applications where a...

There are some automotive applications where a ball end socket allows you to take something apart without having to take something else apart (which probably requires taking somnething else apart to...
01-14-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,928
Posted By dscheidt

Clever. I may take that up.

Clever. I may take that up.
01-14-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,072
Posted By dscheidt

You can get the bondhus set for that, and they're...

You can get the bondhus set for that, and they're much nicer. And american made.
01-03-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,087
Posted By dscheidt

Chain-L. Home Page Chain-L High Mileage Bicycle...

Chain-L. Home Page Chain-L High Mileage Bicycle Chain Lubricant (http://chain-l.com/)
01-03-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,928
Posted By dscheidt

There's lots of environmental and work safety...

There's lots of environmental and work safety pressure to eliminate the use of cyclohexamine, and there are alternative chemistries that work just as well. the zinc thiocarmates require an...
01-03-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,928
Posted By dscheidt

There are other ways to produce a cold...

There are other ways to produce a cold vulcanizing bond. Park, and many others, use zinc dibutyldithiocarbamate or a related zinc thiocarbamate. This is the system that most automotive patch...
11-18-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By dscheidt

They're required to use the new crank. Different...

They're required to use the new crank. Different spindle length means new BB is required. different crank requires different derailleur. I guess they want you to shift easily, so that's why you...
11-17-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By dscheidt

no, it speaks about the law. Safety recalls are...

no, it speaks about the law. Safety recalls are in effect for the life of the product, with some exceptions. The expected lifespan of a non-defective crank is pretty much forever, so shimano don't...
09-23-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By dscheidt

Use a cotton ball. Fluff it up, and it will...

Use a cotton ball. Fluff it up, and it will catch on whatever is sticking into the tire. Put a couple in your flat kit. They cost almost nothing, weigh nothing, take up no room. In a pinch, you...
09-23-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By dscheidt

a 1 mm wire through the tire casing is going to...

a 1 mm wire through the tire casing is going to poke a hole in any inner tube. Puncture resistant tires work better. Also, the puncture resistance of tires goes down when they're worn out; i don't...
09-17-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By dscheidt

Works fine. cones aren't usually very tight, so...

Works fine. cones aren't usually very tight, so the wrench doesn't need to be terribly strong. They might spread open with repeated use, but they work fine in a pinch.
09-05-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By dscheidt

I'm sorry your parents were eaten by wild...

I'm sorry your parents were eaten by wild kickstand.

The rest of us know that they're very handy on kids bikes, and save lots of wear and tear.
09-05-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By dscheidt

Use a fluffed up cotton ball. It will snag on...

Use a fluffed up cotton ball. It will snag on very fine wires and junk that are impossible to see and hard to find except by getting poked by it. ON the road, you can use a cigarette filter,...
08-02-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By dscheidt

Loose balls are almost universally inch sized,...

Loose balls are almost universally inch sized, yes. it's historical, the US and UK bike manufacturers set the standard, others copied, and it's stayed that way for convenience. Cartridge bearings...
07-31-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By dscheidt

Note that almost all bike loose ball bearings are...

Note that almost all bike loose ball bearings are inch sized. If you're going to get a set, make sure you get the right thing. A kit like that is very handy, I bought one a couple years ago when I...
07-18-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,782
Posted By dscheidt

Speeds and loads are very low on bike bearings. ...

Speeds and loads are very low on bike bearings. A bike going 60 mph only has 600 rpm in the hubs; the same bearing components get used in machines that spin at 10 times that, and see much higher...
07-06-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,965
Posted By dscheidt

No, the early ("type F") BBDB used magnets to...

No, the early ("type F") BBDB used magnets to hold the pads in place against the piston and whatever the other side dohicky is called. The spring style works fine in the old calipers, in the event...
07-06-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,350
Posted By dscheidt

Stuff like cables and housings don't go bad. As...

Stuff like cables and housings don't go bad. As long as you still have a bike they fit, you'll use them eventually. same thing with brake pads. Not a huge amount of money to buy a spare when you...
07-06-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,965
Posted By dscheidt

It's been a long time since I've touched BBDB...

It's been a long time since I've touched BBDB brake, bur as I recall, the difference is the BBDB is one piece, the inner adjuster is different, some of them used a goofy sized rotor, and they have...
07-05-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By dscheidt

I wouldn't accept a tube that leaks 2 psi...

I wouldn't accept a tube that leaks 2 psi overnight on a mountain bike. On a road bike, with skinny tires at 100 psi, I'd exepect that. I run michelin airstop tubes, mostly, my bike with 700X50...
07-02-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By dscheidt

QBP used to offer a couple of prebuilt alfine 8...

QBP used to offer a couple of prebuilt alfine 8 wheels. They were pretty good deals. I have one on my bike, which cost less than the hub and rim would have had I done it myself. If they're still...
10-22-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,218
Posted By dscheidt

It's a marketing expense. The number of frames...

It's a marketing expense. The number of frames replaced under the extended warranty is small, compared to the good will generated by standing behind the product. QBP don'tt care about the good...
03-24-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,656
Posted By dscheidt

The most common mistakes I see, when I've watched...

The most common mistakes I see, when I've watched people try and fail to repair a tube are not sufficiently abrading the area around the puncture and not letting the glue dry.

Despite common...
01-10-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By dscheidt

20% of full range is part of one of the specs...

20% of full range is part of one of the specs that everyone follows. so even if the tool is better than that (and many are), the calibration cert won't say so. If you really need that range, you...
12-27-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By dscheidt

Most of the time, there's no need to do anything....

Most of the time, there's no need to do anything. The hole through the tire is mall, and the inflated tread is under compression, which forces the hole closed. If the hole is bigger, the tire is...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,496
Posted By dscheidt

For real. That's probably really 2.5 sets, but...

For real. That's probably really 2.5 sets, but still, I eat brakes in the winter. The hy-rds were much better, which did make wonder if it was someting about the BB7 maybe in combination with my...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,496
Posted By dscheidt

Riding the bike in Chicago winter. Salt, mud,...

Riding the bike in Chicago winter. Salt, mud, sand. Eats pads. I'd eat three pairs of pads a winter. city traffic, lots of braking. and the road bb7s don't have much room for pad wear before...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,496
Posted By dscheidt

Riding the bike in Chicago winter. Salt, mud,...

Riding the bike in Chicago winter. Salt, mud, sand. Eats pads. I'd eat three pairs of pads a winter. city traffic, lots of braking. and the road bb7s don't have much room for pad wear before...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,496
Posted By dscheidt

I got rid of my front BB7 after the second...

I got rid of my front BB7 after the second winter. I got sick of adjusting the pads every week (only about 25 miles!) in the heart of winter, and of having to totally rebuild the thing every spring....
10-09-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,077
Posted By dscheidt

the last time I looked, the SDS for the glue in...

the last time I looked, the SDS for the glue in the slime patch kits said it contained cyclohexylamine, which is a vulcanizing accelerator, and more importantly an activator for most of the zinc...
09-21-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,077
Posted By dscheidt

Patches can go bad. We had a bunch (boxes and...

Patches can go bad. We had a bunch (boxes and boxes, all from the same batch) that were bad, they'd been stored improperly, and exposed to high enough temperatures to set off the vulcanizing...
09-20-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,077
Posted By dscheidt

I buy Rema F1 patches in boxes of 100. That way,...

I buy Rema F1 patches in boxes of 100. That way, they cost about 15 cents a pop. There are seven or eight there, so $1.20 in patches, and maybe 30 cents in cement (which I buy in 8 oz cans). $1.50 is...
09-20-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,077
Posted By dscheidt

No, that's fixing a two or three inch tear in the...

No, that's fixing a two or three inch tear in the tube.
09-19-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,077
Posted By dscheidt

that's because they sell to people who won't (or...

that's because they sell to people who won't (or can't) patch a tube, and just buy a new one. And, of course, they employ idiots, who only know what the store has, because that's who works in bike...
09-10-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,077
Posted By dscheidt

The can I have in my bike tool box says I opened...

The can I have in my bike tool box says I opened it in july of 2012. Sill good, as of a couple weeks ago.
09-03-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By dscheidt

My guess is you can pry the cover off the front...

My guess is you can pry the cover off the front of the wheel, so you can put a wrench on the head of the bolt.
06-17-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,283
Posted By dscheidt

Park's hex and torx keys are made by Bondhus, who...

Park's hex and torx keys are made by Bondhus, who make world class tools. They're up to serious use.
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