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09-29-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,913
Posted By Iride01

:) I don't know. If I were going down a hill at...

:)
I don't know. If I were going down a hill at near 40 mph on a true fixie and clipped in to the pedals, I'd be screaming and making all sorts of noise. <grin>
09-19-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By cyccommute

Why not use mineral spirits? Itís the solvent...

Why not use mineral spirits? Itís the solvent without the 25% mineral oil that WD-40 contains. Itís also cheaper in greater quantities.



No. Neither of those work any better nor faster than...
09-18-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By Bill Kapaun

liberal use of a good penetrating oil for a...

liberal use of a good penetrating oil for a couple days leading up-
C clamp & axle spacer.
...
09-16-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,126
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, they are long chain hydrocarbons which is...

Yes, they are long chain hydrocarbons which is the problem. The longer the chain, the lower the vapor pressureÖ i.e. the less likely the material is to evaporate.



Yes, even longer ones....
08-29-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By dsbrantjr

Call me old-fashioned but I stick with steel, it...

Call me old-fashioned but I stick with steel, it is not perfect but its toughness and resilience eliminates a lot of the hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth which I see going on with carbon...
07-18-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By cxwrench

Slightly taco'd? :twitchy:

Slightly taco'd? :twitchy:
06-10-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,302
Posted By himespau

right there with you. I pop in occasionally to...

right there with you. I pop in occasionally to see what problems exist on new bikes and how to fix them, but then usually pop back out again. Especially when people start talking electronics,...
05-03-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,184
Posted By 70sSanO

One last thing. If you do pull this off, you can...

One last thing. If you do pull this off, you can never sell or give away those wheels to anyone. When you are done with them the rims get destroyed. If someone else uses a different tire and it...
04-11-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,334
Posted By repechage

Looks like a private label Windsor - close to the...

Looks like a private label Windsor - close to the Carrera model.
braxton might have been the importing shop.
04-09-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,254
Posted By veganbikes

If a seller has issues checking the frame for not...

If a seller has issues checking the frame for not being bent, then that is not a seller I want to deal with. If they are trying to hide something, why would I want to buy that bike from them. A...
03-29-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,741
Posted By merziac

Old school vs new school, new frames with sloping...

Old school vs new school, new frames with sloping top tubes fit more people with less sizes, all of a sudden, 3+ fistfulls of seatpost is ok. :twitchy:

Win, win for bike companies, smaller frames,...
03-24-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,048
Posted By Bald Paul

Even without pictures, I think we've identified...

Even without pictures, I think we've identified the 'malfunction' here.
03-02-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,226
Posted By Reynolds

I do it all myself - but my bikes are old and...

I do it all myself - but my bikes are old and simple, no CF, no electronics, no hydraulics, no suspension...
03-01-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,701
Posted By clubman

Period correct double crank...

Period correct double crank (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1223269-raleigh-double-cottered-crank-w-pins.html) available from Malcala622 right now but it's gonna be heavy.
01-26-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,872
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

First- corrosion will weaken any material it...

First- corrosion will weaken any material it takes to. Second- corrosion will keep trying, like death and taxes. Third- iron oxide (rust) is not the corrosion danger that cyclists generally need to...
11-11-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,400
Posted By grizzly59

I just don't get it. I don't see tubeless or ERT...

I just don't get it. I don't see tubeless or ERT tires as being any kind of improvement over a decent tire and tube. I had a goofy flat today, a 1 1/2" drywall screw went through both sidewalls at...
11-08-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,518
Posted By Mista Sparkle

Id been meaning to make this reply! Also...

Id been meaning to make this reply!

Also made of wood.
11-01-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Dan Burkhart

if you have just the slightest bit of play (just...

if you have just the slightest bit of play (just enough to be perceptible ) you have hit the goldilocks spot for a Sturmey Archer 3 speed.That is the correct setting.
10-30-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,795
Posted By Reflector Guy

I have the same problem with joggers on the bike...

I have the same problem with joggers on the bike path. Nearly every time I am about to pass one, here comes another one (or a bike) coming towards me. All three of us meet simultaneously. Then I...
08-30-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By ShannonM

Per Saint Sheldon, British and Italian-thread...

Per Saint Sheldon, British and Italian-thread hubs will both work with ISO-threaded freewheels. Looking at the dimensions, the pitch is the same and the thread diameter is only 3 thousandths bigger....
08-25-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By ShannonM

Blowing a downshift under heavy uphill load is...

Blowing a downshift under heavy uphill load is the classic way to break a chain. And a rear derailleur. And other things. Not all of which are bike parts.

--Shannon
08-19-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By JohnDThompson

And new French thread bottom brackets and...

And new French thread bottom brackets and headsets are available from e.g. Velo-Orange, not to mention threadless cartridge bottom brackets that will also work.
08-10-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,660
Posted By Reynolds

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-22-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,699
Posted By unterhausen

Bike racing is a dying sport. I always thought...

Bike racing is a dying sport. I always thought that building bikes for racers was overblown anyway. Lots of builders out there building nice bikes for people that actually pay for their bikes.
05-31-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,773
Posted By dedhed

More important Rule of thumb - make sure it's...

More important Rule of thumb - make sure it's long enough in the big/big so you don't rip your derailleur apart and stuff it into your wheel.
05-07-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,926
Posted By davidad

What brand of spoke are those? I can't quite make...

What brand of spoke are those? I can't quite make out the ID mark on the heads. I think you can replace the spoke and check the tension of the others. When the wheel dies replace it with one with...
03-27-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,399
Posted By JohnDThompson

For "short commutes to work" I found an old...

For "short commutes to work" I found an old Raleigh 3-speed to be just about perfect. Bomb-proof Sturmey-Archer IGH hub, "All Steelģ" construction, inconspicuous enough to be left outside all day...
11-21-16, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,705
Posted By Bike Gremlin

The smaller a chainring/sprocket, the more force...

The smaller a chainring/sprocket, the more force one tooth bears, and the more force one chain link takes - since the load is not well distributed. 13 teeth is the limit below which the chain is at a...
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