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09-15-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Thank you all-- I haven't been here in awhile as...

Thank you all-- I haven't been here in awhile as my interests have moved on to other things; but it's nice to see you guys and that you are still at work, putting out good info!
09-14-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Hey, short and sweet, gotta love it--Thanks!!

Hey, short and sweet, gotta love it--Thanks!!
09-14-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Shimano/Campy compatibility question????

Hi, guys--

Man sent me this email:
"I am a Soldier stationed at Ft Shafter and would like to please ask for your help in finding a tubeless-clincher wheelset for my triathlon bike. I currently...
03-02-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,098
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

You guys are great--Thanks for helping us out!

You guys are great--Thanks for helping us out!
03-01-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,098
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Soooo, I guess this means there is no...

Soooo, I guess this means there is no straightening it out in a vise or whatever?
03-01-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,098
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Wheelbuilding woes: bent flange?? (pics)

OK, so one of my customers purchased quality components for me to build into a wheelset for him.

Unfortunately, his cat knocked over one of his pricey new Paul hubs, which rolled off a high shelf...
02-02-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,793
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

I always enjoy your posts--and have learned a lot...

I always enjoy your posts--and have learned a lot from them. Please continue!
02-02-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,793
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

WOW--Thanks for all the valuable and impressive...

WOW--Thanks for all the valuable and impressive info, guys. I think the best thing to do is just take the tire off the wheel and throw it in as a freebie if anybody wants it.
02-01-16, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,793
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

by "dried out" do you mean dry rot? Or something...

by "dried out" do you mean dry rot? Or something else, since there are no cracks?
02-01-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,793
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

What's the story on this tire?

A customer donated an old wheel from the days when 7-speed was king.

I'm going to clean up the wheel and sell it cheap, but I'm conflicted about the tire. It holds air without leaks (original...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-16, 11:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,626
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

No

No
01-18-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,160
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Reply from Trek, which controlled Rolf when these...

Reply from Trek, which controlled Rolf when these wheels were built--

Hey Clark,
Thanks for writing Trek. There are a couple of different freehubs you may need depending on what kind of hub your...
01-15-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,160
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

OK, here's the story-- This freehub is not...

OK, here's the story--

This freehub is not interchangeable with the freehub off a Shimano-branded hub--I tried. The splines meshing the hub with the freehub are differently configured. The hub...
01-15-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,160
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

I have not heard back from them yet. ...

I have not heard back from them yet. Nevertheless I am 100% sure that I will not be getting the part from them--these wheels do not justify an expenditure of more than maybe $20.
01-15-16, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,160
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Replacement freehub body for Rolf Vector wheel?

A customer donated an old set of Rolf Vector wheels. The freehub is shot but the rest is in acceptable shape.

Since I will be selling them for next to nothing after I refurb them, there is no way...
01-12-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,587
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

to remove freehub, viewing from drive side, you...

to remove freehub, viewing from drive side, you would turn counterclockwise.
01-08-16, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,587
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

I have a similar situation with a Rolf Vector...

I have a similar situation with a Rolf Vector wheel. The freehub is jiggly (loose) on the hub. Bearings are shot, I guess. 10mm hex wrench too small, 12mm too big, I just ordered an 11mm. The hub...
10-24-15, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

By "slipped", I mean that the shifter is not...

By "slipped", I mean that the shifter is not pulling enough cable to lift the chain onto the bigger ring. In effect the cable is now longer than it was when it used to shift correctly. You need to...
10-24-15, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

A dog may be fast, light, and pretty, but it's...

A dog may be fast, light, and pretty, but it's still a dog.
10-24-15, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

loose cable, or cable has slipped a bit

loose cable, or cable has slipped a bit
10-24-15, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,090
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

If your tube has a removable core, it may have...

If your tube has a removable core, it may have come slightly unscrewed and all you need to do is tighten it up. Google for "Presta valve removable core"
10-22-15, 09:01 PM
10-21-15, 10:34 PM
10-21-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

7 minutes for an answer! Thanks, Francis. ...

7 minutes for an answer! Thanks, Francis.

Can you recommend a spoke calculator which has a trustworthy hub database? The ones I've looked at are not reliable at all. Thanks.
10-21-15, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Determining spoke length for straight-end spokes/hubs??

OK, a guy wants to bring me his hubs which use straight-end spokes so that I can rebuild them with new rims.

2 questions--

1. are straight-end spokes interchangeable--ie any brand will fit any...
10-18-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,359
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

stainless steel cables?

stainless steel cables?
10-18-15, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,359
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

This is excellent, succinct, and a big help. ...

This is excellent, succinct, and a big help. Well worthy of a "mention"!! Thanks, Andy.
10-14-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

I opted not to do the WD40 routine since the...

I opted not to do the WD40 routine since the symptoms here are not of anything being sticky or sticking or intermittent, but rather something pushed beyond its limits and flat broken.
10-14-15, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Thanks to all for your help! $$$ is of concern...

Thanks to all for your help! $$$ is of concern here. Owner has picked up his bike and is considering his options. If it were me, I would probably put on a set of new Tiagra 10sp shifters and...
10-13-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Thanks for the ideas, but I'm not brave enough to...

Thanks for the ideas, but I'm not brave enough to start drilling holes in the guy's downtube!
10-13-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

I'm not understanding you--how would you attach...

I'm not understanding you--how would you attach the friction shifter to the downtube?
10-12-15, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

This is a good idea; however this bike does not...

This is a good idea; however this bike does not have suitable braze-ons and the downtube is too thick (40mm aluminum) for the adaptor clamps I can find.
10-12-15, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

No I have not done that yet--it doesn't feel like...

No I have not done that yet--it doesn't feel like that kind of a problem--more like something has been forced beyond its limit.

If nobody has a better solution, I will do that, though.
10-12-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Ultegra 10speed front shifter problem???

Guy brought me a Felt 65 road bike for a tuneup. Maybe a 2006 model with only 2-3000 miles on it.

Guy says he hasn't ridden the bike in years, it's just been sitting. He lives on the North...
09-07-15, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

+1

+1
09-04-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,699
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

What I'd like to know is 1. Exactly when in...

What I'd like to know is
1. Exactly when in the tensioning process do you set the bend at the nipple?
2. Exactly where do you set it relative to the threads? I use 14mm nipples.
3. Exactly how...
09-03-15, 11:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,699
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

I don't think I've heard about doing this at the...

I don't think I've heard about doing this at the nipple--is there more detail available?
Forum: Commuting
09-02-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,991
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

A main point here is that you are the new guy at...

A main point here is that you are the new guy at that facility and the new guy is always subject to amplified scrutiny.
08-29-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,261
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Here are Amazon reviews of this product. I like...

Here are Amazon reviews of this product. I like to use them on stuff I purchase to see if other people may be having the same problem as I am, and what solutions they have found. Also very helpful...
08-28-15, 11:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,261
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Madison is supposed to be a cycling Mecca--get...

Madison is supposed to be a cycling Mecca--get some other opinions from other shops before you spend more money. I think your present shop, while nice guys and all, may not be the ones to handle...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-15, 03:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,805
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Very true--for a fun and very informative read, I...

Very true--for a fun and very informative read, I recommend "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramahansa Yogananda.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-15, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 672,088
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

http://www.retailmenot.com/view/competitivecyclist...

http://www.retailmenot.com/view/competitivecyclist.com
08-24-15, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,329
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Well, the guy swears he didn't use any tools, and...

Well, the guy swears he didn't use any tools, and he seems trustworthy and experienced.

Also the documented evidence on forums and Amazon reviews (cited above) show pics exactly like mine.

So...
08-24-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,329
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Gatorskins Sidewall/Beads Failures?

So I stock Continental folding Gatorskins tires for local resale with my charity benefit gig. Not a big mover--to date I have sold 9 with no customer complaints.

However, I sold 2 more a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-15, 09:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,805
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Let's face it--cars and the fools that drive them...

Let's face it--cars and the fools that drive them are dangerous as hell.

It's hard to find the fine balance between foolhardiness and overcaution.

But if your gut feeling is that a given...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,293
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Amaroli

Amaroli
08-21-15, 09:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,863
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Loose bearings in the bottom bracket? Any...

Loose bearings in the bottom bracket? Any "jiggle" when you attempt to push a crankarm in and out against the frame?
08-21-15, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Make sure the cone-shaped springs on the QR...

Make sure the cone-shaped springs on the QR skewers are positioned so the cones point inward toward the center of the hub.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-15, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

cyclists attacked in Minneapolis

Concrete attacks reported on Minneapolis, Minnesota cyclists - CBS News (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/concrete-attacks-reported-on-minneapolis-cyclists/)
08-13-15, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By ClarkinHawaii

Thanks, guys.

Thanks, guys.
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