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07-03-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By BassManNate

Yeah, I didn't think I needed a torque wrench...

Yeah, I didn't think I needed a torque wrench either. I've gotten used to pedals with flats on the spindle. None of my Allen wrenches seemed to be the perfect size and either didn't fit or slipped if...
07-01-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By BassManNate

Thanks for the guidance! Guess that's what I get...

Thanks for the guidance! Guess that's what I get for not walking across the garage to get the torque wrench for this one thing. Would it be beneficial to have the other one done as well since they're...
07-01-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By BassManNate

Drive side crank arms?

Is it possible to buy just the crank arm on the drive side without buying the whole crank set? I have a Claris crank arm that stripped out because I guess I just didn't torque the pedal enough. Still...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,746
Posted By BassManNate

Itteh bitteh kitteh committeh approves!

Itteh bitteh kitteh committeh approves!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,447
Posted By BassManNate

This! Had a guy a while back wanted me to check...

This! Had a guy a while back wanted me to check his car for tracking devices and bugs. Claimed he thought someone was following him...Uhh, you need to go see the police. If someone is following you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,447
Posted By BassManNate

Bingo. Last guy that touched it is to blame...

Bingo. Last guy that touched it is to blame unfortunately. Not always rightly but in the mind of the customer, the guy that touched it last must have broken it/missed something etc. In the car...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By BassManNate

I had something similar happen years ago but it...

I had something similar happen years ago but it involved walking across a freshly paved road in flip flops.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,499
Posted By BassManNate

Used TESA tape for bar tape...I can't see that...

Used TESA tape for bar tape...I can't see that stuff having much cushion at all. It's usually used to loom up wire harnesses in cars. GM likes to use it a lot. Just enough fuzziness to keep stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By BassManNate

Yeah, I need to get some pics up of it. I just...

Yeah, I need to get some pics up of it. I just get depressed when I walk by it because I haven't gotten to ride it in a week. Hopefully soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By BassManNate

I figured I'd revisit this since I did decide on...

I figured I'd revisit this since I did decide on a bike! Went with this one: Save Up to 60% Off NEW High Grade Reynolds Steel Road Bikes On Sale + FREE SHIP 48 Super Road, Wide Tires, Reynolds High...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By BassManNate

I'd imagine that so long as the length of the...

I'd imagine that so long as the length of the pinch bolts is adequate, you shouldn't have anything to worry about. If the thickness of the mount is enough that you've only got 1-2 threads on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,051
Posted By BassManNate

Kinda my thoughts exactly. Much along the same...

Kinda my thoughts exactly. Much along the same lines as the whole weight craze. Yeah, there's some non-pro riders that it makes a difference for. But I have a feeling that most riders are like me and...
05-02-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,608
Posted By BassManNate

Opinions on phone bike mounts

I want everyone's opinions on phone bike mounts. In the past, I used an old yellow eTrex GPS with a home built mount made from a hose clamp and wire coat hanger. Made for a decent basic bike computer...
05-02-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,489
Posted By BassManNate

From what I see, the Pixel 3 has the best camera...

From what I see, the Pixel 3 has the best camera on a phone at the moment. I have a first gen Pixel XL and it makes fantastic photos and the current ones are supposed to be even better. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 13,389
Posted By BassManNate

All the conflicting information in the last few...

All the conflicting information in the last few years only seems to confirm that nobody knows what they hell they're talking about when it comes to alcohol...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By BassManNate

Thanks for that. I wondered about the octa-link...

Thanks for that. I wondered about the octa-link BB. knowing I should be able to replace it is good even if it means I'd have to replace the crank. Might have to see what else is available in this...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By BassManNate

Just poking around on BD tonight and I found...

Just poking around on BD tonight and I found this: Save Up to 60% Off NEW High Grade Reynolds Steel Road Bikes On Sale + FREE SHIP 48 Super Road, Wide Tires, Reynolds High Grade Steel Bikes with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By BassManNate

Sounds good. I'll definitely let you know.

Sounds good. I'll definitely let you know.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By BassManNate

Thanks for the comments! First, the comments...

Thanks for the comments! First, the comments including links to Craigslist, I should probably update my profile. I'm no longer in the Chicago area and just moved to St. Louis 3 weeks ago. As such,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By BassManNate

Returning rider looking for opinions

So, it's been a while. I started out as a MTB rider. Then, I moved and found myself without trails to ride on. My father-in-law let me borrow his old high tensile steel Miyata from the late 70's and...
09-24-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,213
Posted By BassManNate

I was getting ready to say, I thought Aldi was...

I was getting ready to say, I thought Aldi was just groceries. But I guess they sell other stuff in other countries.
09-17-10, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By BassManNate

Yeah, my little yellow etrex (pre WAAS enabled)...

Yeah, my little yellow etrex (pre WAAS enabled) takes a while to lock on and then it loses it's connection under trees pretty easily. I'm sure the new one with WAAS gets a signal pretty quick and...
09-06-10, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By BassManNate

At least you know where the dump is. I have no...

At least you know where the dump is. I have no clue where ours is.
09-06-10, 08:28 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,964
Posted By BassManNate

So is the general consensus that I could probably...

So is the general consensus that I could probably find something nice in the next month or so?
09-03-10, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By BassManNate

Yeah, that's the one I found for $0.99

Yeah, that's the one I found for $0.99
09-03-10, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By BassManNate

Thanks for all the suggestions! Holy...

Thanks for all the suggestions!



Holy crap! You're right! I found a few with a buy it now price of $0.99! Granted, they're shipping from Hong Kong so it would take a couple weeks like you said...
09-02-10, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By BassManNate

Cycle computer?

I realize that this probably isn't the best place to ask this but I don't want to end up with something ugly and you folks have such great tastes! :D

I'm looking to get a cycle computer. Nothing...
09-02-10, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By BassManNate

Yup. My sister bought some a couple years ago by...

Yup. My sister bought some a couple years ago by accident and they've got the bright green valve caps.
08-31-10, 08:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,151
Posted By BassManNate

Would really like to ditch my non-hooked 27"...

Would really like to ditch my non-hooked 27" steel rims but don't have the money now. Maybe someday.
08-31-10, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By BassManNate

My family has had SEVERAL things get lost in the...

My family has had SEVERAL things get lost in the USPS in the last month or two. Several wedding invitations, a couple RSVPs, and some other odds and ends. I just remember the wedding stuff because...
08-26-10, 02:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,309
Posted By BassManNate

My bearings just get the standard green marine...

My bearings just get the standard green marine bearing grease. Works great.
08-23-10, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By BassManNate

Could I get away with using a ring wrench on this...

Could I get away with using a ring wrench on this though?
08-21-10, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By BassManNate

Thanks for the advice, everyone! I have one more...

Thanks for the advice, everyone! I have one more tool question. Once I take the cranks off, I'm going to open the bottom bracket out because it hasn't been serviced since the late 70's. The lockring...
08-21-10, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By BassManNate

Looks like it has nuts on a square taper. What's...

Looks like it has nuts on a square taper. What's more difficult about removing nutted spindles?

I was looking at getting the Park Tool CCP-22 crank puller. Is there a better one? I realize that...
08-21-10, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By BassManNate

Thanks! I'm pretty sure these dust caps have not...

Thanks! I'm pretty sure these dust caps have not been removed since the late 70's when it was assembled. I usually grease just about everything that has threads on a bike so I figured this wouldn't...
08-21-10, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By BassManNate

Crank puller?

So, I'm in need of a crank puller and need to know what size to buy. I have an SR Apex crankset from the late 70's. I would assume they're just the standard 22mm size but would like to be sure before...
08-18-10, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,135
Posted By BassManNate

Yeah, 700's will work. You may even find 700s...

Yeah, 700's will work. You may even find 700s relabeled as 27". I believe the ones I have on my bike now came in a box that said 27" but when I opened them, the tube itself said 700c.
08-18-10, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By BassManNate

I can't imagine that the seat post is the wrong...

I can't imagine that the seat post is the wrong size. It's the same one that came with the bike over 30 years ago. The gap is small but it is there. However, the clamp itself is pretty well closed.
...
08-17-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By BassManNate

Slipping seat post

Ok, so at first I thought it was my imagination because it happens so gradually but now I really think my seat post is slipping down.

I have the seat post lightly greased to prevent corrosion...
08-14-10, 08:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,570
Posted By BassManNate

I never understood the contradiction of terms of...

I never understood the contradiction of terms of "funsize" any candy bar. It seems like the bigger ones are more fun to me!
08-14-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,570
Posted By BassManNate

Yeah, I there's lots of places around here I can...

Yeah, I there's lots of places around here I can get local honey. I work on a Best Buy project team so I tend to travel a lot. I sometimes see signs for honey when I'm out in the sticks. I might just...
08-14-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,570
Posted By BassManNate

Hadn't thought of this but it makes sense! I'll...

Hadn't thought of this but it makes sense! I'll have to see if I can find some local honey this fall. I've really been on a honey kick lately and have been sweetening everything with it!
08-13-10, 07:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,570
Posted By BassManNate

Here's a recipe that I use for a morning shake....

Here's a recipe that I use for a morning shake. Make is so often that I have it pretty much memorized.

1 cup frozen fruit (I usually use blueberries)
1 single serving size fruit flavored yogurt...
08-13-10, 06:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 261
Posted By BassManNate

Did I see someone this morning?

So, I was headed back home on the Prairie Trail (except it was probably Fox River Trail at that point) just a little south of the Fox River. He was riding something that was obviously vintage and...
08-13-10, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,160
Posted By BassManNate

Yup. Trying to ditch the adjustable. If it comes...

Yup. Trying to ditch the adjustable. If it comes down to just buying a few decent wrenches, what does everyone seem to agree are the most common sizes used on most vintage bikes?



Yeah, I'm...
08-13-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By BassManNate

I think I know what he's talking about. My Miyata...

I think I know what he's talking about. My Miyata has these on the front. They're tear-drop shaped with a big hole for the axle and a smaller hole for a screw to go through and make it impossible for...
08-13-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,160
Posted By BassManNate

Thanks for the suggestions! Craftsman was sorta...

Thanks for the suggestions! Craftsman was sorta on my radar because that's what my dad always had. I was also thinking a bit about Husky or Kobalt. I had also looked into the Harbor Freight stuff but...
08-13-10, 07:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,160
Posted By BassManNate

Tools (generic)

I was just wondering what most of you guys use for your generic, non-bike tools like wrenches and stuff. I'm kinda in need of a wrench set at the moment (would really like to stop using the...
07-25-10, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,438
Posted By BassManNate

When I worked in a music store, we had a really...

When I worked in a music store, we had a really big one in the repair shop. You could fit a tuba in it! I think they used a very dilute solution of Simple Green and a pretty strong acid (can't...
07-24-10, 02:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,619
Posted By BassManNate

No, this isn't even that. I tried to find some...

No, this isn't even that. I tried to find some info on it a couple years ago and came up with nothing but a drawing of a robot riding one in a Japanese magazine article. It's a Miyata "California...
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