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12-05-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,977
Posted By ARider2

I have been riding bicycles, skating and skiing...

I have been riding bicycles, skating and skiing in the winter for well more than a half century and I’m going to continue to as long as I can.
12-01-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 998
Posted By ARider2

That sounds like a cost effective way to reduce...

That sounds like a cost effective way to reduce flats, surely less expensive than a bike specific tire liner product like Toughies. Have you tried running them with sealant instead of a liner?
12-01-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 998
Posted By ARider2

I have a fat e-bike with 26 X 4 tires and tubes...

I have a fat e-bike with 26 X 4 tires and tubes and I have used Orange Endurance Sealant successfully to reduce flats caused by the many thorns I encounter on single track in the woods but I’m not...
10-24-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,696
Posted By ARider2

Claims that a tube can be changed in 5 minutes,...

Claims that a tube can be changed in 5 minutes, or a bicycle can be assembled from the box and made ready in 15 minutes do not reflect reality. These tasks take much longer to perform and do not...
10-09-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By ARider2

Perhaps these are showing up in the US more...

Perhaps these are showing up in the US more recently. Last month I saw one of these valves for the first time ever and I’ve been in the bike business for over 20 years. A customer wanted to air up...
10-01-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,980
Posted By ARider2

A folding bike may be a good idea. For some ideas...

A folding bike may be a good idea. For some ideas you might read the book by David Byrne (from the band Talking Heads) wrote "Bicycle Diaries" about his travels around the globe with a folding bike.
10-01-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 709
Posted By ARider2

Keep in mind if the tire pressure is too low a...

Keep in mind if the tire pressure is too low a pinch flat can occur if you hit a pothole or road debris. However, the photo does not look like a pinch flat. It looks like something cut a slit in...
08-20-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By ARider2

I suspect your shifter cable is sticking. You...

I suspect your shifter cable is sticking. You can usually feel a little drag on it which indicates there is corrosion. If this is the problem then lubing the cable can help but best to replace the...
07-31-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,829
Posted By ARider2

I find the performance of the SRAM Eagle 12 SX to...

I find the performance of the SRAM Eagle 12 SX to be unacceptable and I don’t blame the OP from going the Shimano route. I have a bike with the drivetrain and I haven’t liked it’s performance since...
07-15-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By ARider2

If you run a used cassette with a new chain you...

If you run a used cassette with a new chain you are likely to get skipping depending on how worn the cassette is.
07-15-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By ARider2

Yes you can swap to 11-28 without problem it will...

Yes you can swap to 11-28 without problem it will make going up hills a little more challenging.
07-15-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By ARider2

The cassette looks suspect to me. As long as it...

The cassette looks suspect to me. As long as it is shifting correctly and only skipping under load I would swap it for a new one. The jockey wheels on the derailleur look worn. A video from the...
05-02-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,068
Posted By ARider2

I will file the surface of rubber brake pads that...

I will file the surface of rubber brake pads that are glazed or use the file to smooth them if they have a ridge (caused by rims that have an indentation) and then clean the rim using isopropyl...
01-28-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,250
Posted By ARider2

Why leave it up to the internet? The best way to...

Why leave it up to the internet? The best way to fit a bike is through professional help and test drives. Go to a bike shop that sells Cannondale and let them help you get the right bicycle for your...
11-29-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,281
Posted By ARider2

Go for the DA and don't look back your gonna love...

Go for the DA and don't look back your gonna love it
11-08-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,192
Posted By ARider2

It is possible the bike shop was low on cable...

It is possible the bike shop was low on cable housing and felt they only had enough left to complete the jobs they had already taken in. It has been difficult getting many items including cable...
10-31-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,467
Posted By ARider2

Thru axles often have a torque value specified. ...

Thru axles often have a torque value specified. I would torque it to spec and then see if it continues to loosen.
10-18-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By ARider2

I don't see why folks don't check their local...

I don't see why folks don't check their local bike shop. My LBS has 27" CSTs for $18 per tire or a little less than the poster has found on the internet.
10-11-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By ARider2

Possible issues: 1-Your chain and cassette are...

Possible issues:
1-Your chain and cassette are worn and need to be replaced. Start by checking the chain for wear using a chain checker tool.
2-Your derailleur hanger is bent and needs to be...
10-04-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By ARider2

The question was about "used bicycles" rather...

The question was about "used bicycles" rather than new bicycles. I know bicycle rental shops in our area were not selling any used bikes because they could not get any new ones to replace the older...
09-28-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By ARider2

It's great to read about folks like you who are...

It's great to read about folks like you who are still active and regularly riding a good amount of miles at over 80 years old. Congratulations on your good health and keep up the riding!
09-27-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,116
Posted By ARider2

I had frozen shoulder twice. The first time was...

I had frozen shoulder twice. The first time was after I had my arm in a sling for a few weeks after a surgery. The other time I think was due to swimming. On both occasions I did range of motion...
09-26-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,364
Posted By ARider2

It could be as simple as a bad shifter cable that...

It could be as simple as a bad shifter cable that needs to be replaced. I would start by disconnecting the cable and seeing if you can get it to downshift and upshift as you put vary tension on it.
09-25-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By ARider2

The Cannondale Synapse is an excellent choice as...

The Cannondale Synapse is an excellent choice as well. Is there any reason you are not considering it?
09-24-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By ARider2

Either riser bars or a stem riser will allow you...

Either riser bars or a stem riser will allow you to raise your handlebars. The Cannondale SuperSix is more of a racing road bike but the Cannondale Synapse road bike is designed with a more relaxed,...
08-30-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,599
Posted By ARider2

Bike shops no longer carry cool stuff for people...

Bike shops no longer carry cool stuff for people to browse anymore because it does not sell. The product does not sell in bike shops because people buy the stuff for a few dollars less online. As a...
08-29-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,695
Posted By ARider2

Would there be a noticeable difference between a...

Would there be a noticeable difference between a bike from the ‘80s and s new bike?
Yes, yes, yes in terms of comfort due to much better ergonomics and generally lighter weight.
I don’t understand...
08-29-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,695
Posted By ARider2

The internet only model for buying bicycles is...

The internet only model for buying bicycles is not the best choice for everyone. Some people will do well to purchase a bicycle at a shop where it can be properly fitted and maintained. Internet...
08-21-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By ARider2

If you put a new chain with an old cassette you...

If you put a new chain with an old cassette you will get skipping. Replace your cassette and this will solve your problem.
08-08-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,359
Posted By ARider2

Sometimes a free bicycle can become a very...

Sometimes a free bicycle can become a very expensive bicycle depending on it's needs and how much you want to improve it.
08-08-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,019
Posted By ARider2

Find a bicycle shop that you trust so that you...

Find a bicycle shop that you trust so that you don't have to run the the internet to check every time they make a suggestion that will help your bicycle run better even if it will cost you more...
08-06-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By ARider2

SJX426 that is a great resource for identifying...

SJX426 that is a great resource for identifying the different Campy freehub body styles. Thanks for that!
Crankycrank thanks for the suggestion on the Miche brand cassette. I will check that one...
08-06-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By ARider2

Campagnolo 8 speed cassette and chain

I am looking for advice options for replacement of an 8 speed Campagnolo 12-23 cassette. The chain is well worn and must be replaced as well. It is on an old Campagnolo drivetrain including the...
08-05-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,449
Posted By ARider2

I am often surprised at the high cost of...

I am often surprised at the high cost of derailleur hangers. They often retail for about the same as a cheap Shimano Tourney rear derailleur.
08-05-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By ARider2

I ended up having to source them from Amazon...

I ended up having to source them from Amazon which I only do as a last resort as I am not in favor of supporting the Amazon monopoly. At least they did come from a local bike shop with a healthy...
08-05-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,926
Posted By ARider2

If you have the space and will use it on occasion...

If you have the space and will use it on occasion then why not just keep it? Especially since you don't need the money.
07-17-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By ARider2

Routine maintenance should include removing the...

Routine maintenance should include removing the seatpost, cleaning and re-greasing it every year. I do this on every bicycle when I give it a tune up. With the seatpost out I also check the torque...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,487
Posted By ARider2

Your local bike shop should be able to get the...

Your local bike shop should be able to get the Shimano Claris 8 speed brake/shifter (presently available from QBP), or you may be able to get it yourself from online sellers.
07-15-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,606
Posted By ARider2

I don't change a rim strip unless it is damaged. ...

I don't change a rim strip unless it is damaged. I inspect the rim strip when I repair a flat and change only if needed.
07-13-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By ARider2

Used cables are not recommended. You should be...

Used cables are not recommended. You should be able to get good quality new stainless steel cables, ferrules, cable ends and housing along with straddle cable for both front and rear brakes for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,714
Posted By ARider2

The hanger may look OK to the eye but if it is...

The hanger may look OK to the eye but if it is even slightly off it can cause the issue you described. Best to put an alignment gauge on to check if the hanger is properly aligned.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,529
Posted By ARider2

Another aspect to consider is whether you plan to...

Another aspect to consider is whether you plan to perform maintenance and repairs by yourself or if you will use your local bike shop. The more complicated the bike (e.g. electronic shifting,...
06-22-21, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By ARider2

This thread reminds me that most flat repairs can...

This thread reminds me that most flat repairs can be fixed fairly quickly in less than 10 minutes while others can take much longer.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,121
Posted By ARider2

It sure looks like it is installed backwards.

It sure looks like it is installed backwards.
06-14-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By ARider2

It sounds like something is not right and metal...

It sounds like something is not right and metal shavings are never good. The service demands on a headset of an e-bike are greater due to the heavier weight of the bike during braking as well as...
06-14-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By ARider2

Yes, anything that has fasteners on a bicycle...

Yes, anything that has fasteners on a bicycle should be checked periodically for proper torque. The torque requirements vary quite a bit, for example maybe 5 or 6nm for some handlebar clamps, to 35...
06-12-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,661
Posted By ARider2

It is very sad that Harris Cyclery is closing but...

It is very sad that Harris Cyclery is closing but even more sad is that people either do not realize or do not care that by supporting big corporate-based and internet-based bicycle businesses has...
06-11-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,661
Posted By ARider2

This is very bad news indeed. It is nearly...

This is very bad news indeed. It is nearly impossible for any small business to survive these days and even more so for the LBS given the fact complete bicycles and parts and accessories have been in...
06-09-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By ARider2

I use the ratcheting crank arm wrench from Hozan....

I use the ratcheting crank arm wrench from Hozan. The tool has 15mm on one side and 14mm on the other. I find it is of excellent quality and holds up well.

...
06-07-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,068
Posted By ARider2

Another possibility is debris got caught in the...

Another possibility is debris got caught in the chain causing it to jam in the rear derailleur, or the chain itself was damaged causing it to jam.
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