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03-22-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 956
Posted By Moisture

My preload cap also loosens to the point where...

My preload cap also loosens to the point where you can easily twist it off by hand. How it is being useful or keeping anything in place by that point?
03-15-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,828
Posted By Koyote

In my experience, one broken spoke slows me down...

In my experience, one broken spoke slows me down much more than four extra spokes.
03-11-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By SalsaShark

I moved the shifter for the FD to the downtube on...

I moved the shifter for the FD to the downtube on my 520 and installed a barend mirror on the left. Kept the RD shifter on the barend. I actually kinda prefer it this way now.
03-09-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,207
Posted By Bike Gremlin

I grew up in relative scarcity, and had to get by...

I grew up in relative scarcity, and had to get by with what's available (getting fuel was like in Mad-Max movies :) ).
If I had a choice (like I do now): diesel, or mineral spirits are a cheap and...
03-08-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,207
Posted By pfaustus

A decade or three ago, using gas to degrease ...

A decade or three ago, using gas to degrease wouldn't have raised an eyebrow. That is what we were taught as kids to use to clean our chains. Wearing gloves wasn't even something we had heard of. ...
03-05-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,207
Posted By geeteeiii

I use it to clean chains personally, put the...

I use it to clean chains personally, put the chain in a sealed container, let it soak, agitate the dirt with a brush and now you have a clean chain. Most effective metal cleaners are flammable from...
02-20-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,268
Posted By KPREN

I have found nothing that will beat The Super...

I have found nothing that will beat The Super Heavy Duty Degreaser (yellow) sold in gallons at Harbor Freight. It's their best product $8 per gallon with coupon. It will straight up take bicycle...
01-29-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,940
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm really surprised how many have responded that...

I'm really surprised how many have responded that they wash their shop rags. Mine get filthy with grease and gunk. I throw out two or three per week. I also don't wear anything with holes in it...
01-28-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By JohnDThompson

Yes, that's my experience as well. Shimano, to...

Yes, that's my experience as well. Shimano, to their credit, allows use of a standard 22mm extractor if the self-extractor fails. Campagnolo, to their enduring shame, requires a proprietary 22mm,...
01-20-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By HillRider

Also, don't overbuy bearing grade. Grade 25...

Also, don't overbuy bearing grade. Grade 25 balls are the most commonly used and are far more than good enough but low enough in price to splurge on. Paying a huge premium for Grade 10 or for...
01-08-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,312
Posted By skidder

I've been using Microshift bar-end shifters and a...

I've been using Microshift bar-end shifters and a long-cage RD on a tour bicycle, no problems to report. Its not getting heavily loaded, just a 'credit card' touring set-up, and it's also in the...
01-06-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,244
Posted By mstateglfr

^ this. The Origin8 headset that has both...

^ this.
The Origin8 headset that has both crown races is a sealed cartridge bearing headset that is absolutely as good or better than a 105 headset from the early 90s. And it comes in silver or...
01-06-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,244
Posted By subgrade

Maybe it's just me, but what's the rationale...

Maybe it's just me, but what's the rationale behind having an expensive high quality headset (apart from feeling good about having expensive parts on your bike)? Headsets are such simple pieces of...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,471
Posted By timdow

I change at work, but have worn zip-offs (and the...

I change at work, but have worn zip-offs (and the same pants sans zippers) while commuting. This requires an ankle band to keep the pants out of the chain. Would sure like to find some that I don't...
12-10-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By P!N20

Cyclo Retro in Australia gold plate parts:...

Cyclo Retro in Australia gold plate parts: https://www.cycloretro.com/gold-and-chrome-plating
11-25-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,642
Posted By abshipp

~64cm 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour ...

~64cm 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1667/img_8297_b31f363ecc78e23940f373f2a4487a7c12518511.jpg

~64cm 1981 Trek 716 (very modified)
...
11-15-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,802
Posted By bruce19

Sorry but I do not want the state getting...

Sorry but I do not want the state getting involved in my riding a bike.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,421
Posted By Helldorado

Crocs and Socks for winter rain commuting: an elegant solution.

I commute in the rain. A lot (I live in the Pacific Northwest of the USA - vary rainy in the winter). In years past I used traditional foot gear: enclosed cycling shoes (clip-less) with overboots of...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,702
Posted By flangehead

I use two indicators to motorists behind me, both...

I use two indicators to motorists behind me, both enabled by monitoring a rear view mirror:

1. When a motorist is about 4-6 seconds behind me, I briefly turn my head left, as if I was looking...
10-17-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,723
Posted By jsdavis

IRD QB55 (Made by Tange) about the same price,...

IRD QB55 (Made by Tange) about the same price, around $25-30.
10-08-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By dsaul

Those actually look like stops that are meant to...

Those actually look like stops that are meant to convert a housing guide into a cable stop. You can find some similar ones here https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=46818
10-06-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,639
Posted By Phil_gretz

I don't do anything differently at all. Of...

I don't do anything differently at all. Of course, I don't think about the virus at all most days. And I refuse to be afraid of anything. It's way more likely that I'll be struck and killed by a...
10-05-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,286
Posted By dedhed

Even at my level of cheapness that is toss and...

Even at my level of cheapness that is toss and replace.
10-05-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,639
Posted By jamesdak

No changes for me. I ride alone all the time and...

No changes for me. I ride alone all the time and hardly see others on the road. If I do encounter other riders I'm not doing anything different than I would normally do.
10-03-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,639
Posted By Rolla

As I approach another rider, I just cough really...

As I approach another rider, I just cough really loud and wheeze and spit. They always give me a wide berth.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,511
Posted By alan s

This is what retired aging bike racers have to...

This is what retired aging bike racers have to look forward to riding in their final years. Kind of depressing.
09-21-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,394
Posted By JoeTBM

Our method is to do the rear cables first. After...

Our method is to do the rear cables first. After removing the old cable, we inspect the housings for any wear or kinked points. we blow out the housing with compressed air from a blow gun tip, drop a...
09-16-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,412
Posted By spank226

Greg Lemond's 1979 World Championship Race

Wow, I'd never actually seen the footage of this before but while stumbling around "the internets" and finding / watching some old Coors Classic footage (and reading how the former race director...
09-16-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,478
Posted By Koyote

We're getting a bit OT here (though I'm not sure...

We're getting a bit OT here (though I'm not sure this thread ever HAD a topic), but if you need financing and monthly payments to buy a new bike, then it's not "affordable" for you.
09-12-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,446
Posted By Racing Dan

A Dremel with a diamond cutter wheel.

A Dremel with a diamond cutter wheel.
08-30-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,006
Posted By EddyR

I had NBC Gold for many years but they offered no...

I had NBC Gold for many years but they offered no credit for all the missed races this year so I gave up on them.
I heard about Peacock on here and went for one month. I am retired so the time of...
08-27-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,338
Posted By shelbyfv

You can get a set of Tektro RL340 for less than...

You can get a set of Tektro RL340 for less than $30. Added feature of a QR included.
08-26-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,538
Posted By Pop N Wood

In the 70's seemed like all bikes started the...

In the 70's seemed like all bikes started the wrap in the center and worked out to the bar ends. I've definitely had tape curl over time, but usually it isn't bad.

Not sure when the shift occurred...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,135
Posted By lost_in_endicot

I've got a bag from Home Depot. It works out...

I've got a bag from Home Depot. It works out pretty well. It holds all my tools, even my mini pump, and fits inside my pannier bag.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,135
Posted By Darth Lefty

My late dad, always reliving his backpacking...

My late dad, always reliving his backpacking glory days, used to buy tons of little bags like this, but from REI. They’re in the toolbox section at Home Depot too. He always called them diddy sacks
07-29-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By bargo68

Another affordable and comfortable (for me)...

Another affordable and comfortable (for me) option, the Charge Spoon:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/225x225/unknown_629b1e0e26b65a75cc48ad1eb4a00f7a9c67a2b7.jpeg
07-23-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,874
Posted By Ray9

A bicycle is a beautiful thing.

I have a fleet of expensive bicycles and I ride one of them 50 miles a day; I am 73. I saved a lot of money over the years from not purchasing thousands of cartons of cigarettes, a warehouse full of...
07-10-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By Moe Zhoost

You tell me. The CL post has been deleted. This...

You tell me. The CL post has been deleted. This happens quickly sometimes so a screen shot is more helpful than a link.
07-01-20, 08:41 AM
06-18-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,483
Posted By SurferRosa

Fork bent?

Fork bent?
06-06-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,929
Posted By skidder

I see plenty of bicycle cops here in Southern...

I see plenty of bicycle cops here in Southern California, especially in the summer when that's the best way to get through the crowds, especially down in the beach communities. The ones I've seen on...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,518
Posted By BobbyG

Backpack...New & Slightly Improved

After a comprehensive internet search including in-person evaluations at local stores I decided to replace my 7 year old backpack with the same model...a Swissgear 1696 ($59.99 from Swissgear.com)
...
05-12-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,519
Posted By MadKaw

All greases are not the same: ...

All greases are not the same:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMmSQSjraSE
while not directly applicable to our use-case, it is a clue that quality grease makes a difference.
05-11-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By 70sSanO

If, after heeding the advice given above, and if...

If, after heeding the advice given above, and if it turns you get 6 gears and 5 clicks, then the answer to your 8 speed shifter question is yes.

I started mountain bike riding late in life and...
05-09-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,519
Posted By wrk101

Forget $8 for 9 ounces. Buy a 1 pound tub from...

Forget $8 for 9 ounces. Buy a 1 pound tub from the auto parts store of your choice for ~$5. I just checked O'Reilly Auto Parts, $4.99 for a 1 pound tub of marine grease. Typical home gamer a one...
05-05-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By Phil_gretz

I've recently liked the looks of the FSA Gimondi...

I've recently liked the looks of the FSA Gimondi crank set. For modern production, it has classic lines. Affordable, too....
04-28-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By trailangel

Better not ride the bike! It'll get dirty again. ...

Better not ride the bike! It'll get dirty again.
I have taken apart those SRAM cassettes..... I buy 2 different 8 speed cassettes and mix a couple of cogs to get the gears I want.
Don't notice any...
04-15-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By dsbrantjr

Your quick release will slightly compress the...

Your quick release will slightly compress the axle and tighten the bearing adjustment vs off of the bike. So you may need to back off the adjustment slightly to account for this. I use one of these...
03-29-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By ramzilla

I put a set of new Vuelta XRP 130mm racing wheels...

I put a set of new Vuelta XRP 130mm racing wheels on this 1987 Ironman. I put a 7 speed freewheel with a spoke protector spacer & a set of cheapie 2X7 Microshift brifters on it. Dropped it's weight...
03-01-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,314
Posted By rumrunn6

1/2 clips aka mini clips w/o straps

1/2 clips aka mini clips w/o straps
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