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09-23-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 427
Posted By dscheidt

Use a cotton ball. Fluff it up, and it will...

Use a cotton ball. Fluff it up, and it will catch on whatever is sticking into the tire. Put a couple in your flat kit. They cost almost nothing, weigh nothing, take up no room. In a pinch, you...
09-23-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 427
Posted By dscheidt

a 1 mm wire through the tire casing is going to...

a 1 mm wire through the tire casing is going to poke a hole in any inner tube. Puncture resistant tires work better. Also, the puncture resistance of tires goes down when they're worn out; i don't...
09-17-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By dscheidt

Works fine. cones aren't usually very tight, so...

Works fine. cones aren't usually very tight, so the wrench doesn't need to be terribly strong. They might spread open with repeated use, but they work fine in a pinch.
09-05-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By dscheidt

I'm sorry your parents were eaten by wild...

I'm sorry your parents were eaten by wild kickstand.

The rest of us know that they're very handy on kids bikes, and save lots of wear and tear.
09-05-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By dscheidt

Use a fluffed up cotton ball. It will snag on...

Use a fluffed up cotton ball. It will snag on very fine wires and junk that are impossible to see and hard to find except by getting poked by it. ON the road, you can use a cigarette filter,...
08-02-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By dscheidt

Loose balls are almost universally inch sized,...

Loose balls are almost universally inch sized, yes. it's historical, the US and UK bike manufacturers set the standard, others copied, and it's stayed that way for convenience. Cartridge bearings...
07-31-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By dscheidt

Note that almost all bike loose ball bearings are...

Note that almost all bike loose ball bearings are inch sized. If you're going to get a set, make sure you get the right thing. A kit like that is very handy, I bought one a couple years ago when I...
07-18-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,391
Posted By dscheidt

Speeds and loads are very low on bike bearings. ...

Speeds and loads are very low on bike bearings. A bike going 60 mph only has 600 rpm in the hubs; the same bearing components get used in machines that spin at 10 times that, and see much higher...
07-06-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 647
Posted By dscheidt

No, the early ("type F") BBDB used magnets to...

No, the early ("type F") BBDB used magnets to hold the pads in place against the piston and whatever the other side dohicky is called. The spring style works fine in the old calipers, in the event...
07-06-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,180
Posted By dscheidt

Stuff like cables and housings don't go bad. As...

Stuff like cables and housings don't go bad. As long as you still have a bike they fit, you'll use them eventually. same thing with brake pads. Not a huge amount of money to buy a spare when you...
07-06-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 647
Posted By dscheidt

It's been a long time since I've touched BBDB...

It's been a long time since I've touched BBDB brake, bur as I recall, the difference is the BBDB is one piece, the inner adjuster is different, some of them used a goofy sized rotor, and they have...
07-05-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By dscheidt

I wouldn't accept a tube that leaks 2 psi...

I wouldn't accept a tube that leaks 2 psi overnight on a mountain bike. On a road bike, with skinny tires at 100 psi, I'd exepect that. I run michelin airstop tubes, mostly, my bike with 700X50...
07-02-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By dscheidt

QBP used to offer a couple of prebuilt alfine 8...

QBP used to offer a couple of prebuilt alfine 8 wheels. They were pretty good deals. I have one on my bike, which cost less than the hub and rim would have had I done it myself. If they're still...
10-22-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,246
Posted By dscheidt

It's a marketing expense. The number of frames...

It's a marketing expense. The number of frames replaced under the extended warranty is small, compared to the good will generated by standing behind the product. QBP don'tt care about the good...
03-24-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,104
Posted By dscheidt

The most common mistakes I see, when I've watched...

The most common mistakes I see, when I've watched people try and fail to repair a tube are not sufficiently abrading the area around the puncture and not letting the glue dry.

Despite common...
01-10-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,372
Posted By dscheidt

20% of full range is part of one of the specs...

20% of full range is part of one of the specs that everyone follows. so even if the tool is better than that (and many are), the calibration cert won't say so. If you really need that range, you...
12-27-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By dscheidt

Most of the time, there's no need to do anything....

Most of the time, there's no need to do anything. The hole through the tire is mall, and the inflated tread is under compression, which forces the hole closed. If the hole is bigger, the tire is...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,219
Posted By dscheidt

For real. That's probably really 2.5 sets, but...

For real. That's probably really 2.5 sets, but still, I eat brakes in the winter. The hy-rds were much better, which did make wonder if it was someting about the BB7 maybe in combination with my...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,219
Posted By dscheidt

Riding the bike in Chicago winter. Salt, mud,...

Riding the bike in Chicago winter. Salt, mud, sand. Eats pads. I'd eat three pairs of pads a winter. city traffic, lots of braking. and the road bb7s don't have much room for pad wear before...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,219
Posted By dscheidt

Riding the bike in Chicago winter. Salt, mud,...

Riding the bike in Chicago winter. Salt, mud, sand. Eats pads. I'd eat three pairs of pads a winter. city traffic, lots of braking. and the road bb7s don't have much room for pad wear before...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,219
Posted By dscheidt

I got rid of my front BB7 after the second...

I got rid of my front BB7 after the second winter. I got sick of adjusting the pads every week (only about 25 miles!) in the heart of winter, and of having to totally rebuild the thing every spring....
10-09-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,530
Posted By dscheidt

the last time I looked, the SDS for the glue in...

the last time I looked, the SDS for the glue in the slime patch kits said it contained cyclohexylamine, which is a vulcanizing accelerator, and more importantly an activator for most of the zinc...
09-21-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,530
Posted By dscheidt

Patches can go bad. We had a bunch (boxes and...

Patches can go bad. We had a bunch (boxes and boxes, all from the same batch) that were bad, they'd been stored improperly, and exposed to high enough temperatures to set off the vulcanizing...
09-20-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,530
Posted By dscheidt

I buy Rema F1 patches in boxes of 100. That way,...

I buy Rema F1 patches in boxes of 100. That way, they cost about 15 cents a pop. There are seven or eight there, so $1.20 in patches, and maybe 30 cents in cement (which I buy in 8 oz cans). $1.50 is...
09-20-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,530
Posted By dscheidt

No, that's fixing a two or three inch tear in the...

No, that's fixing a two or three inch tear in the tube.
09-19-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,530
Posted By dscheidt

that's because they sell to people who won't (or...

that's because they sell to people who won't (or can't) patch a tube, and just buy a new one. And, of course, they employ idiots, who only know what the store has, because that's who works in bike...
09-10-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,530
Posted By dscheidt

The can I have in my bike tool box says I opened...

The can I have in my bike tool box says I opened it in july of 2012. Sill good, as of a couple weeks ago.
09-03-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By dscheidt

My guess is you can pry the cover off the front...

My guess is you can pry the cover off the front of the wheel, so you can put a wrench on the head of the bolt.
06-17-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,942
Posted By dscheidt

Park's hex and torx keys are made by Bondhus, who...

Park's hex and torx keys are made by Bondhus, who make world class tools. They're up to serious use.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,138
Posted By dscheidt

Tubes last until they catastrophically fail,...

Tubes last until they catastrophically fail, usually by having the valve stem tear out, or by horrible installation. Until about five years ago, one of the ones in my rotation was made when Nixon...
10-09-17, 04:56 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,832
Posted By dscheidt

Never had that problem on either the Sanyo or the...

Never had that problem on either the Sanyo or the Shimano hubs I have.
10-09-17, 06:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,832
Posted By dscheidt

On the other hand, he wouldn't bring me out of...

On the other hand, he wouldn't bring me out of the woodwork if he did that. I've got an H27. Had it for six years now. Works fine. It's only got about 5K miles on it though, in all sorts of...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By dscheidt

It's a Yepp child seat, probably using the...

It's a Yepp child seat, probably using the easyfit carrier XL, which they do not sell in the US. (And retailers aren't supposed to ship it here, but I don't know if anyone really cares. ) IT mounts...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,957
Posted By dscheidt

Trailers suck in city traffic.

Trailers suck in city traffic.
Forum: Commuting
01-17-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,215
Posted By dscheidt

The goal is to get a brake that works in the wet....

The goal is to get a brake that works in the wet. Not one that works poorly in all weathers.
12-29-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,440
Posted By dscheidt

rims from before the deep section aero wheel were...

rims from before the deep section aero wheel were built with strong enough rim holes, and were floppy enough that they'd taco before reaching the limits of the spoke. So tensioning them as tight as...
Forum: Commuting
12-27-15, 11:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,517
Posted By dscheidt

Carbide studs will do a number on wood floors. ...

Carbide studs will do a number on wood floors. If you care about the finish, don't roll them around.
Forum: Commuting
12-27-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,517
Posted By dscheidt

I put the tires on the bike, added air, and rode...

I put the tires on the bike, added air, and rode it. That's what tires are for. I'm not an aggressive rider, I don't corner hard, I don't skid to break. If the maker can't install studs properly,...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 14,428
Posted By dscheidt

The ground being cold enough to freeze water...

The ground being cold enough to freeze water while the air temperature is above (sometimes well above) freezing is a regular occurrence in the midwest, the upper great plains, and the northeast. ...
12-23-15, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,553
Posted By dscheidt

Tubes don't die of old age, at least not until...

Tubes don't die of old age, at least not until the valve falls off.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-15, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,761
Posted By dscheidt

There's actually a standard for having holes in...

There's actually a standard for having holes in the chain stay to mount a kickstand to.

I've got some adjustable thing that fits, barely, on my bike with a 140 mm rotor. It came from a bike...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,397
Posted By dscheidt

so it's tool to ensure your brakes *aren't*...

so it's tool to ensure your brakes *aren't* centered? Don't think I need to pay for that...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,835
Posted By dscheidt

How to deal with a dynohub, in three easy steps. ...

How to deal with a dynohub, in three easy steps.

1) obtain wheel and lights
2) Install wheel and lights.
3) Ride bike, enjoy being able to see in dark.

Repeat step 3 as many times and as...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,835
Posted By dscheidt

The author of that site makes money selling crap...

The author of that site makes money selling crap chinese flashlights as bike lights. It's about as unbiased as Tom Brady's opinion of the patriots.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,240
Posted By dscheidt

I never ride after the end of december.

I never ride after the end of december.
Forum: Commuting
11-18-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,835
Posted By dscheidt

You want a good shmino dynoub (or a son) this:...

You want a good shmino dynoub (or a son)
this: Busch + Müller Lumotec LUXOS B LED headlight | Front Lights Shop...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,952
Posted By dscheidt

A rider in a group I used to ride with was pretty...

A rider in a group I used to ride with was pretty seriously injured when he was attacked by a dog. Not so much by the dog, but from the fall. The dog was one of a pack owned by a redneck that...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,517
Posted By dscheidt

Mine shed 30% of their studs in the first winter....

Mine shed 30% of their studs in the first winter. Schlwabe (both schwalbe north america and germany) ignored my inquiry if that was expected behavior, which tells me it either is, or they don't...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 36,497
Posted By dscheidt

Like I said, anyone who cares about time is using...

Like I said, anyone who cares about time is using a quartz watch. A two buck gas station watch is accurate to a second a year.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 36,497
Posted By dscheidt

As art, not as timepieces. Anyone who cares...

As art, not as timepieces. Anyone who cares about knowing what time it is has a quartz watch or network synced clock.
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