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05-15-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By neilG

Thanks, I missed that.

Thanks, I missed that.
05-15-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By neilG

Bike for small person

Looking for a bike for a small woman. She's five feet tall, not very long arms. She wants an upright bike, 3 or 5 speeds. It should be decent quality and not too heavy as she lives in a third floor...
09-07-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By neilG

Trek BB90 washers Question

I just got some new bearings for my BB90. The kit comes with bearings, seals and three thin flat washers. I've replace my BB before, so I know the washer aren't for my application (2013 Madone)....
07-21-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By neilG

It was dsbrantjr who provided the proof. Your...

It was dsbrantjr who provided the proof. Your assertion that is doesn't matter means little in the face of real data. I have 25 years of shop experience. I was the one who had the knowledege, tools...
07-20-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By neilG

Until you find out, how would anyone know that it...

Until you find out, how would anyone know that it really doesn't matter that much? Some of us are determined to break as few things as possible.
07-19-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By neilG

Hi Tom, Yeah, that's what I do now. I have no...

Hi Tom,
Yeah, that's what I do now. I have no way of knowing if the torque shown is the max or what's recommended to secure the component. Always torquing to max doesn't make sense. The one I...
07-18-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By neilG

Thanks!

Thanks!
07-17-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,261
Posted By neilG

I'd love to have a bike from 1955. I could put it...

I'd love to have a bike from 1955. I could put it in the back of the '55 Chevy Nomad that I'd also love to own.
07-17-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By neilG

Pretty much all they do is help you center the...

Pretty much all they do is help you center the wheel when you put it back in. You could even remove them if you wanted to move your axle further back.
07-17-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By neilG

Proper torque on an enlarged bolt diameter

I recently stripped out a 5mm thread on a seatpost clamp, tapped to 6mm, installed a new bolt and tightened it to the original 5mm torque spec which seems adequate. Clearly a 6mm bolt can take more...
12-11-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By neilG

I'm off Ventura Ave. just up from city hall. It's...

I'm off Ventura Ave. just up from city hall. It's smoky in the valley here, so I'm going to head down to the beach and ride south from there. The air quality websites say it's good, but it sure...
12-11-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,264
Posted By neilG

I have a friend who comes from back East to do an...

I have a friend who comes from back East to do an organized ride in Death Valley. In the winter, I think. He loves it and keeps asking me to do it.
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12-11-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By neilG

Ventura riders - place to escape smoke?

Ventura cyclists: where are you riding the next few days to escape the smoke?
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04-06-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,310,880
Posted By neilG

Free to a good home: 3rd Edition (1985)...

Free to a good home: 3rd Edition (1985) Sutherland Manual. With authentic bike shop grease stains and some added information. You cover postage.
...
09-18-15, 01:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,023
Posted By neilG

Back in the day, I installed a few of the Mavics....

Back in the day, I installed a few of the Mavics. They really were top quality. I still have the chamfering mill in my tool kit. The Velo Orange unit doesn't need to have the BB chamfered.
09-16-15, 12:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By neilG

The original braze-on had a cable stop particular...

The original braze-on had a cable stop particular to the AX, I don't remember how the clamp-on version worked but it must have had the cable stop built in. Here's an Ebay listing showing the...
09-14-15, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By neilG

Great source, thanks. I could spend some $$...

Great source, thanks. I could spend some $$ there. Their AL washers are too big at 8.4mm, but the Ti are available in 7 or 8mm OD.
09-14-15, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,023
Posted By neilG

No need to be snide, I had a minute to post and...

No need to be snide, I had a minute to post and just wanted the OP to see what the tool looked like. I believe I DID say it was just an example and that they might find it cheaper somewhere. People...
09-14-15, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,023
Posted By neilG

There is such a thing as an internal thread file...

There is such a thing as an internal thread file which would cost a lot less than the tool pictured above. A shops charge to use the above tool on your bike should be less than either. Here's just...
09-14-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By neilG

Or on a lathe with a file. Making sparks fly is...

Or on a lathe with a file. Making sparks fly is always fun.
09-14-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By neilG

Yeah, maybe, worth a visit. We have several...

Yeah, maybe, worth a visit. We have several marine supply places here. It would be strange if that size were ONLY used by the bike industry. It's just a washer that is the same diameter as the bolt...
09-14-15, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By neilG

I have a bunch of washers, I'm looking for...

I have a bunch of washers, I'm looking for stainless, and a decent number so I can swap for stainless on all my bikes and buddies' bikes. And having spent 25 years of my life working in bike shops, I...
09-14-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,023
Posted By neilG

The simple answer is yes, if you could...

The simple answer is yes, if you could successfully grind off the first row of threads, you could make that work, but it would be tricky. Try the shop first to see if they can chase the threads.
09-14-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By neilG

Looking for washers

Has anyone found a source for those 5mm washers that sit under stem bolts? I've swapped out original bolts with easily found stainless bolts, but the washers are an odd size: 5mm ID, 8mm OD. I've...
08-01-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By neilG

Once just below Foster Park and the other up...

Once just below Foster Park and the other up towards the new bridge over the creek. (San Antonio Creek?) They scooted by pretty fast but I think they're silver foxes.
Neil
07-30-15, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By neilG

Ventura River trail wildlife siting

Any but me been seeing foxes along the lower part of the Ventura River Trail? The four-legged kind. Been riding around her for 15 years and have never seen any until this month.
Neil
10-26-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,453
Posted By neilG

FB, Thanks, your last suggestion seems to be...

FB,
Thanks, your last suggestion seems to be the one that works for me. I'm a good wheel builder but am math impaired. So, if the ERD is 10mm less than the original rim, the spokes will be 5mm...
10-26-14, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,453
Posted By neilG

414205414205 The rim is not proprietary,...

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The rim is not proprietary, it's just a bad quality 24h rim. I want to replace it with a stronger rim on the hub, which has unusual spacing of the holes.

The spokes are ordinary J...
10-26-14, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,453
Posted By neilG

Bontrager hub spoke length help

I'm replacing the POS rim on a Bontrager Race TLR wheel. The hub is 24h, but the spokes are paired, so it looks like a 48 hole rim using every other pair of holes. This is not one of the wheels where...
09-29-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 72,902
Posted By neilG

What was the question?

What was the question?
07-20-13, 02:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By neilG

Las Vegas ride advice

I have to be in Las Vegas for a few days. We are staying at the Riviera, one of the older places off the strip, near the Hilton and Circus Circus, and need some advice on where to do early morning...
05-28-12, 02:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,600
Posted By neilG

Do you use lights? Cupla small blinkies front and...

Do you use lights? Cupla small blinkies front and rear would give you some extra visibility.
05-27-12, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By neilG

According to the Official Birthday Ride Rulebook,...

According to the Official Birthday Ride Rulebook, which I make up as I go along, you can ride your age any time during the year.
05-26-12, 11:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By neilG

Birthday ride, May 2012.

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The 2012 Birthday Ride displayed on the cool new birthday present from my wife.

Haven't checked in here in a long time, hope everyone is doing well.

Neil
05-25-11, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By neilG

We didn't stop, but there was pie at home. Cherry...

We didn't stop, but there was pie at home. Cherry pie. Mmmm.
05-25-11, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By neilG

Birthday ride

Another year, another mile added. 56 miles in 2 hrs., 50 min., 4 secs. 19.8 mph average. Nice and windy. Rode from Ventura to Santa Barbara and back. A gorgeous day on the central coast.
03-28-11, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,597
Posted By neilG

I have a couple of pairs with extra lenses. PM me...

I have a couple of pairs with extra lenses. PM me and we'll work something out. I haven't used them in years.
03-23-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25,974
Views: 2,660,949
Posted By neilG

It's raining cats and dogs here in Ventura, CA....

It's raining cats and dogs here in Ventura, CA. Have to dig out the trainer.
03-22-11, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By neilG

I'm willing. Please first explain what "sounding...

I'm willing. Please first explain what "sounding ignorant" means to you.
03-21-11, 11:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By neilG

You're correct of course. Oak View is known for...

You're correct of course. Oak View is known for it's "difference".
03-21-11, 11:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By neilG

I understand what you're asking, but I think I...

I understand what you're asking, but I think I told the story as best I can. Even IF I had said something truly rude, it didn't warrant the kind of action they took. These are sociopaths, and just...
03-19-11, 01:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By neilG

I think that's a great idea. And even if the...

I think that's a great idea. And even if the video doesn't facilitate a restraining order, it might just piss them off enough to just go away.
03-18-11, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By neilG

Nothing that warranted an attack, that's for...

Nothing that warranted an attack, that's for sure. I was really working at that point and might have said "yo". Doesn't matter. I DID NOT say, "hey a$$hole, get off the road." :)
03-18-11, 12:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By neilG

VENTURA-Bad People report-long rant, might be useful

For those of you who ride between Ventura and Ojai: on Santa Ana Road just before the climb up to Lake Casitas there is a store, on Burnham. Two houses or so before the store on your right as you...
05-30-10, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 613
Posted By neilG

Nicely done!

Nicely done!
05-26-10, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By neilG

Wtf?

http://www.amazon.com/Sturmey-Archer-Indicator-Chain-speed/dp/B001CK2G2M
05-26-10, 12:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By neilG

Solo. A group ride would have been faster. Maybe...

Solo. A group ride would have been faster. Maybe next year I'll think ahead and get a group together.
05-25-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By neilG

I'm b-a-a-a-c-k! Did it again. 55 miles in...

I'm b-a-a-a-c-k! Did it again. 55 miles in 2:49:40, 19.4 mph average. Very windy day yesterday.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-10, 02:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By neilG

Go here:...

Go here: http://www.mavic.com/road/services/downloads.aspx and download the component catalog on the left. It has a compatibility chart which shows the cassette bodies as the same for all wheels with...
01-26-10, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,196
Posted By neilG

Basically, you put all the parts in place and...

Basically, you put all the parts in place and wind the spring by twisting the pulley cage into position and then screwing in the stop, part 812/1A in the diagram above.
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