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07-29-11, 01:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 42,003
Posted By phantomcow2

What is the big deal about this post? It's of or...

What is the big deal about this post? It's of or related to bicycle mechanics, and if people are that offended, simply don't post.

6061 is about 30% softer than 7075, assuming a T651 temper,...
02-25-10, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,975
Posted By phantomcow2

Very nice setup, Mechbgon. Compact, yet it looks...

Very nice setup, Mechbgon. Compact, yet it looks highly organized -- I'm impressed. I like seeing people modify their tools, as machining is a pretty serious hobby of mine. It's hard to tell from...
02-23-10, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,062
Posted By phantomcow2

Haha, I started a thread about this very issue a...

Haha, I started a thread about this very issue a few years ago. My solution: use a lathe to machine off .2mm from the OD. Problem solved :D

.2mm is only about .008", or the thickness of two...
02-23-10, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By phantomcow2

VXB is a good supplier. McMaster-Carr will sell...

VXB is a good supplier. McMaster-Carr will sell you almost any kind of bearing, but it isn't particularly cheap -- fast though. Applied industrial supply might have an office near you; there's one...
02-21-10, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By phantomcow2

You use the right tool for the job. I wouldn't...

You use the right tool for the job. I wouldn't trust most bike shops to do this, but helicoils are a very reliable solution if installed with the aid of a milling machine and either a dial indicator...
01-21-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,002
Posted By phantomcow2

Wait, are you saying the problem is solved by...

Wait, are you saying the problem is solved by simply avoiding the smaller chain ring? If I'm interpreting this correctly, which I may not be, then this is not a solution.
01-17-10, 12:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,097
Posted By phantomcow2

Why would the RD need to be changed? This...

Why would the RD need to be changed? This doesn't make sense. Think about it: does the derailleur move in set increments, corresponding to some specific spacing? No, the cable pulls it, and the...
01-17-10, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,893
Posted By phantomcow2

Ultrasonic cleaning? Overkill any? I prefer to...

Ultrasonic cleaning? Overkill any? I prefer to use a dry lube, like teflon, for derailleurs as not to attract any more dirt and grime. I can see where small amounts of tri-flow would work really...
01-13-10, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By phantomcow2

PB blaster is an integral part of any auto...

PB blaster is an integral part of any auto mechanic's procedure in removing stuck bolts -- it works even better on bolts that fasten bike parts together. Always have some on hand. Always.
01-12-10, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,958
Posted By phantomcow2

I agree with Mr. Fly, just take it apart -- a hub...

I agree with Mr. Fly, just take it apart -- a hub isn't very complicated. Remove all solvents, apply quality grease, and live with confidence that the hub is adequately lubricated. Oil wont resist...
01-11-10, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By phantomcow2

I've had good results with DT Swiss revolution...

I've had good results with DT Swiss revolution and Wheelsmith double butted spokes. I'd probably use Wheelsmith again only because it's cheaper.
01-11-10, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By phantomcow2

Absolutely. Low spoke tension is the only reason...

Absolutely. Low spoke tension is the only reason a spoke should fail prematurely; the low tension allows the spoke to flex when weight is applied, causing the spoke perpendicular to the ground to...
01-11-10, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By phantomcow2

How do the bearings feel? Are they easy to turn...

How do the bearings feel? Are they easy to turn by hand without the spindle in there? I think the threads on the end of the spindle preload the bearings, and it seems like there was way too much...
01-11-10, 01:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,732
Posted By phantomcow2

+1. "Easy Out" will almost always work. Put...

+1. "Easy Out" will almost always work. Put some PB plaster in there first. As others have said, loctite or some sort of antisieze is advisable for the future. Good luck.
01-07-10, 05:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,867
Posted By phantomcow2

If I recall correctly, he tried cycling to lose...

If I recall correctly, he tried cycling to lose weight and did so. Some posters may remember him, though he hasn't been active in 2 years.
01-07-10, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,349
Posted By phantomcow2

I like the automotive crank puller suggestion. ...

I like the automotive crank puller suggestion. You might try renting a pittman arm puller from autozone.
01-07-10, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,867
Posted By phantomcow2

I built a wheelset for a large rider who used to...

I built a wheelset for a large rider who used to post on here using Velocity Deep V rims, Shimano XT hubs (because they're cheap, made of steel, and have disc brake mounts), and DT swiss straight 14g...
01-07-10, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By phantomcow2

The non-cycling world calls this tool a die,...

The non-cycling world calls this tool a die, except that its a bit larger than the average.

The cutters on these are generally made out of high speed steel (HSS is what you see on the retail...
01-07-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,101
Posted By phantomcow2

Most likely the steering tube is pressed in, and...

Most likely the steering tube is pressed in, and so it can also be pressed out and subsequently replaced by and machine shop or, as suggested, frame builder.
Sometimes improvising a little bit is...
07-16-07, 11:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,024
Posted By phantomcow2

+1. My dad's had the same road bike for 30...

+1. My dad's had the same road bike for 30 years, and he bought it used still. That thing still runs very well, and is actually a pleasant ride.

To the OP, check out pawn shops. I remember...
07-15-07, 08:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,024
Posted By phantomcow2

I think that wahoonc's suggestion is a good one. ...

I think that wahoonc's suggestion is a good one. My parents demanded that I put every other paycheck into college savings, the remaining was mine to do what I want with (within reason). It sounds...
06-05-07, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By phantomcow2

both of my parents have Thule racks on their...

both of my parents have Thule racks on their vehicles, they've been used many a time and never failed.
05-01-07, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,041
Posted By phantomcow2

Try a search on this topic, it's come up many...

Try a search on this topic, it's come up many times before.
04-30-07, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,041
Posted By phantomcow2

You might get more replies by posting this in...

You might get more replies by posting this in general cycling. I'll move this thread if you like
04-06-07, 08:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,681
Posted By phantomcow2

Reminder to all: If a member wishes that...

Reminder to all:
If a member wishes that his/her personal info not be posted, you must respect that wish. It is a matter of privacy, and it is taken very seriously here.
03-13-07, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By phantomcow2

I just edited your "this is just a test" post,...

I just edited your "this is just a test" post, take a look how I redid it to have text between
12-30-06, 03:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,203
Posted By phantomcow2

Should this thread be in general cycling?

Should this thread be in general cycling?
12-22-06, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 52,889
Posted By phantomcow2

Is the target something hard and unforgiving? ...

Is the target something hard and unforgiving? THen it would be an elastic collision I believe. If the target is something else, which will deform and therefor the bullet will not bounce the other...
12-21-06, 05:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,983
Posted By phantomcow2

Of course a tiny minority. But the truth of it...

Of course a tiny minority. But the truth of it is, that's the same with every large forum.
12-18-06, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By phantomcow2

:lol: What is for 1337 users then? Sea monkey is...

:lol: What is for 1337 users then? Sea monkey is a nice alternative.
12-18-06, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By phantomcow2

You should contact a forum administrator. Send a...

You should contact a forum administrator. Send a private message to Joe Gardner or That forum guy.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-06, 09:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,166
Posted By phantomcow2

I agree that it is not really necessary. My...

I agree that it is not really necessary. My brakes are setup so that when the lever is almost touching the bars, it is clamping hard. I don't think I have ever had to pull the brakes in that much. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-06, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,057
Posted By phantomcow2

I don't think that the new 07 escape mechanism is...

I don't think that the new 07 escape mechanism is as bad as people say. Yes 1 or 2 shifts at a time but, every other group does that. ALso, I think I remember reading how the shifting has actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-06, 06:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,743
Posted By phantomcow2

I had not really thought about mittens before,...

I had not really thought about mittens before, good idea.
11-06-06, 05:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,198
Posted By phantomcow2

It is expensive indeed. Ride more though and the...

It is expensive indeed. Ride more though and the cost per mile decreases, at least it looks better then.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-06, 09:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,743
Posted By phantomcow2

Warm gloves

It was 40-45 today on a 2 hour ride, and by the ends my hands were damn near numb from the wind chill! I was wearing full finger MTB gloves from cannondale. These did not ever overheat my hands...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-06, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By phantomcow2

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-06, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By phantomcow2

Well, you can buy 07 record shifters from...

Well, you can buy 07 record shifters from Probikekit for 300 dollars, made in Italy. Thats less than the sram or shimano stuff
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-06, 11:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,402
Posted By phantomcow2

Also, I have never heard of spindles snapping on...

Also, I have never heard of spindles snapping on crankbrother's products before I read this thread. There are many reviews about their pedals, almost entirely positive.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-06, 11:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,402
Posted By phantomcow2

+1 At work for some of the more crucial...

+1

At work for some of the more crucial components (where human safety is a factor in particular), we have a special form that certifies that a certain order of metal stock is exactly what it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-06, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By phantomcow2

It is probably made in Taiwan. Thers nothing...

It is probably made in Taiwan. Thers nothing necessarily wrong with that, the stuff is still the same, just in a different location with different people. I am quite impressed with the quality of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-06, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By phantomcow2

Oh, I would build up a bike myself if I were in...

Oh, I would build up a bike myself if I were in your shoes. Like another poster said, if you have ebay skills, know how to shop online, and are willing to spend a little time, you will pay less. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-06, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By phantomcow2

That frame is being sold by FLyte for 279! ...

That frame is being sold by FLyte for 279!
http://cgi.ebay.com/FLYTE-SRS-2-CARBON-U6-Road-Bicycle-Bike-Frame-58cm_W0QQitemZ270047103817QQihZ017QQcategoryZ98084QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-06, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By phantomcow2

My first question would be how large of a breaker...

My first question would be how large of a breaker bar did he use to crank down on the bolts? I usually shoot for the 28ftlbs range
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-06, 08:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,504
Posted By phantomcow2

Not fond of the fork myself, I like the shape of...

Not fond of the fork myself, I like the shape of a Reynolds more. I don't like that bike, looks ugly. I'm sure it rides well though...

The colors are too busy, too much stuff on it. The frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-06, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By phantomcow2

There will be more resistance with the larger...

There will be more resistance with the larger bearings, to be expected. I never noticed it while riding, you really shouldn't. I have some much larger roller bearings sitting at my desk, preloaded,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-06, 09:10 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 28,288
Posted By phantomcow2

25's should fit fine. I have about 4mm of...

25's should fit fine. I have about 4mm of clearance left, with the seat tube.
You should be able to adjust your brakes so they don't hit the tire. OR do you mean getting the wheels on and off...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-06, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By phantomcow2

I stuck them in the regular wash and let them air...

I stuck them in the regular wash and let them air dry.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-06, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By phantomcow2

Zepp makes good stuff, their citrus cleaner is...

Zepp makes good stuff, their citrus cleaner is great. Simple green on a chain shaken up in a wide mouth plastic bottle works wonders to remove grease.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-06, 07:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,600
Posted By phantomcow2

That is why I avoid riding at 2:30-3:00PM and...

That is why I avoid riding at 2:30-3:00PM and 7:00-7:45AM. These are the hours when the most obnoxious, lousiest drivers are out-----the highschoolers.
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