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10-10-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,054
Posted By MobiBike

This particular Clark Kent I had was too stiff...

This particular Clark Kent I had was too stiff for my weight then and the chip seal roads of Idaho. (a Bianchi Carbon Virata replaced it)

The Miyata was possibly my mistake. The trend of the day...
11-19-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,851
Posted By MobiBike

Spinning Wheel goes round

I remember buying from Nashbar Performance and SuperGo back in the day. Going to A local bike shop looking for a part; and before I got the words "I'm looking for..." out of my mouth; a resounding...
11-04-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,079
Posted By MobiBike

Thanks again for your help. I went back and fixed...

Thanks again for your help. I went back and fixed a few of the punctuation points , but probably not perfectly. Hopefully at this point it will at least not be such an eyesore!

I did get to read...
10-22-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,054
Posted By MobiBike

Bikes that didn't work for me.. Put Cannondale...

Bikes that didn't work for me..
Put Cannondale on the list and I tried so hard because they were made in usa and the company itself was great to work with.

Centurion Accordo
Mondonico with...
10-20-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By MobiBike

Given the forum posted in... 23 bc electric...

Given the forum posted in... 23 bc electric motors prefer to spin fast, and can provide more consistent torque to the wheel and cog which causes more and faster wear on smaller cogs. So gear...
10-20-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,168
Posted By MobiBike

What I don't understand is why the E bike riders...

What I don't understand is why the E bike riders around here wear so much cologne and perfume? Whoee it stinks when I grab their wheel... But then again there have been a few Clydesdale's pass me...
10-20-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,103
Posted By MobiBike

There was a day I only built with aluminum...

There was a day I only built with aluminum nipples figuring there would never be a problem using the highest quality available ... Wheelsmith and DT.

Then I started restoring vintage bikes and saw...
10-19-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,930
Posted By MobiBike

Treefort bikes price match good, shipping...

Treefort bikes price match good, shipping standard nothing bad or good about shipping
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Bike Wagon I shop their sales and hit free freight fast shipping great customer service when I need it....
10-19-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By MobiBike

My method is not tested or approved on carbon...

My method is not tested or approved on carbon frames so I don't even want to mention it. Now if you're in the picture taking mood... Why not register it for free.
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10-19-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By MobiBike

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20181019_162329732_f21772c5fc056a3a0c1ab33e321dd8d952581b3c.jpg

It's a 90's Nishiki made in usa citified mtb
Sweet... Here's...
10-19-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,230
Posted By MobiBike

It's real similar. A few years ago I saw a...

It's real similar. A few years ago I saw a YouTube video how to lace it and finish it at the end, but will have to search harder to find the right one later. It was a guy who redid a Lightning brand...
10-19-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,168
Posted By MobiBike

Calipers

Disk brakes squeal, V brakes squeal, Cantilever brakes squeal. When standard set up remedies don't work... Just replace the whole brake caliper, and let the mfg of said squeal know you had to do it....
10-18-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,079
Posted By MobiBike

and worse misspelled words improper, ...

and worse misspelled words improper,
capitalization, and the list goes on. And not enough line breaks either. It's the auto dictation on my phone, and I don't have a computer and just learning how...
10-18-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,103
Posted By MobiBike

Riding style?

, 20 or 30 years ago when I was listening to certain engineers and studying this question as closely as I could the consensus was, that a 32 hole wheel was vertically as strong and in some cases...
10-18-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,079
Posted By MobiBike

Moved on to

I used to have Five Tens, and then I went on to the Bontrager Flatline; and I guess I have to say that the Flatline is a lot stiffer. They are a lot more solid AND just as grippy, but for me it was a...
10-18-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,230
Posted By MobiBike

I might try the ribbon idea for my next make...

I might try the ribbon idea for my next make shift seat
https://www.bing.com/search?q=heavy+duty+grosgrain+ribbon
10-18-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,621
Posted By MobiBike

Mistakes .. Using chemicals without gloves ...

Mistakes ..
Using chemicals without gloves
Clothes damage from chemicals

using a rag or cloth when I could have saved time and knuckles using a brush
...
10-18-18, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By MobiBike

One more thing

Pick the bike up and spin that back wheel forward fast and see if the top chain sags down a little bit while the wheel is turning forward. If it does that could also cause the grinding sound as the...
10-17-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,889
Posted By MobiBike

Oh man I thought you were talking about mold I'm...

Oh man I thought you were talking about mold I'm seeing it growing everywhere after the rain the last couple of days and well what you're talking about is just as scary to me LOL. But the pics are...
10-17-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By MobiBike

Grinding on one side and not the other leads me...

Grinding on one side and not the other leads me down the path of check your pedal on the drive side to make sure it's tight maybe a little Lube on the threads before tightening... Also bearings in...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By MobiBike

Fire and ice

Two methods that help those impossible situations are either or and sometimes best used as a combination and that is Fire and Ice. For fire heat the outside of the bottom bracket shell and enough...
10-16-18, 10:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,588
Posted By MobiBike

You can but why?

When you use a strong alkaline like simple green or bleach you're going to cause physical damage to the metal. So why you could ride a squeaking chain and it may not cause a lot of extra damage a new...
10-16-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By MobiBike

Troubleshooting starts with

At least the method I've adopted which has proven to save time and energy for me... Start with hanger alignment and security and material inspection (cracked or soft or wrong replaceable) check that...
10-16-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,658
Posted By MobiBike

Bondhus and grease

I've used bondhus T, L, folding, and gold for years and still have them in use (gold are used for new screw and bolt because they prevent the heads from rust). Ive thrown out Klein Mack, Snap on,...
10-15-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,903
Posted By MobiBike

I made the switch and

After I switched out my combo knobbie tires to the full street tire... I went from 11 mph for 10 miles avg speed to 14 mph for 15 miles avg speed. So in my case... I ride farther and faster with this...
10-15-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,033
Posted By MobiBike

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/promo-collectio...

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/promo-collections/always-on/c/E430/?utm_source=bm23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=See+Daytime+Running+Lights&utm_content=See+Daytime+Running+Lights&utm_campaign=US+Consu...
10-15-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,079
Posted By MobiBike

After all these years

I bought a Blackburn air Tower about 20 plus years ago. And while I am on about the third one Blackburn has always treated me amazingly wonderful and replaced bits pieces or whole pumps that they...
10-15-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,267
Posted By MobiBike

Especially not if...

I build some to look like that on purpose as junkie as possible just so that they are less likely to get stolen. Some of my favorite bikes in this genre have been purposely left to rust then...
04-29-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,773
Posted By MobiBike

cool idea :) I would certainly put this in my...

cool idea :) I would certainly put this in my mobile shop because it saves so much space and weight! --chain whip and whatever other tool I might normally use with it = left with the other big tools...
04-22-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,773
Posted By MobiBike

If you like the mini-ratchet kits, they can be...

If you like the mini-ratchet kits, they can be super handy at reaching stuff no other tool can, and I have several of them in my "mobile shop kit", that get used on a regular basis.

Prestacycle...
04-16-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By MobiBike

A steel frame hanger can be bent back usually...

A steel frame hanger can be bent back usually several times depending how bad it was bent,.. kinda like a steel paper clip. Aluminum bikes really have to have a replaceable hanger, because it will...
04-15-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 495,008
Posted By MobiBike

I like BianchiGirl's recommendation for a Strada...

I like BianchiGirl's recommendation for a Strada or Volpe. I almost got a Strada myself last year, but couldn't sit in the car long enough to drive and get it, and the shop couldn't send it to me...
04-15-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By MobiBike

So Bob, hopefully you gleaned enough here to know...

So Bob, hopefully you gleaned enough here to know how to proceed next. But I am wondering how the rider is repairing now? It sounds like you took it harder than the bike.
04-15-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,773
Posted By MobiBike

Oh man, this almost brought tears of laughter to...

Oh man, this almost brought tears of laughter to my eyes. Thanks Tim :) I agree with you!; but getting others opinions on tools of any type is always a fun thing and I always seem to learn something...
04-15-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,816
Posted By MobiBike

Okay so the map thing is more of a peace of mind...

Okay so the map thing is more of a peace of mind exercise for the customer who just spent nearly $2000 for a single wheel build I would admit. It also helps the builder see the overall condition and...
04-15-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,816
Posted By MobiBike

Yes when you install the tire and inflate, you...

Yes when you install the tire and inflate, you will have reduced spoke tension. Also, the spoke tension will relax a little as it breaks in. Nipples seat, j-ends seat into the hub... your going to...
Forum: Recumbent
04-15-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,557
Posted By MobiBike

"I saw you riding your recumbent the other day on...

"I saw you riding your recumbent the other day on that fun road.... but!!!! I couldn't see you"

uhhh what? if you saw me ummm well you saw me :)

HOWEVER a trike in town or city traffic is too...
04-15-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,773
Posted By MobiBike

I personally still carry my old Cool Tool on one...

I personally still carry my old Cool Tool on one bike, and the Fix It Sticks on another. It's fun to see someone else mention them. I've had the Aliens for a long time too, and while I keep them, I...
04-15-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,816
Posted By MobiBike

Spoke length... round up or round down? Single...

Spoke length... round up or round down? Single wall rims, round down, Double wall rims round up. If you use a nipple driver round up, if you don't use a nipple driver, round down.
To lube the...
04-15-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By MobiBike

Bent derailleur hanger is the most likely...

Bent derailleur hanger is the most likely problem.
Once the derailleur itself gets bent, it will never shift right again, but this is the more rare problem of the 2, but can happen. (it has give...
04-14-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 495,008
Posted By MobiBike

Wahoo! I had a "Project 7" stolen...

Wahoo!



I had a "Project 7" stolen from me all those years ago that had SuperSet2 tubing similar to the MegaSet only with "lugs"... and have never found a bicycle I liked the ride of as much...
04-11-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 495,008
Posted By MobiBike

I had the same issue posting pics, but what did...

I had the same issue posting pics, but what did work was adding them as an attachment. I hope it works that way for you too. I would love to see it :)
03-28-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 495,008
Posted By MobiBike

Thank you! I did find an Italian language 1973...

Thank you! I did find an Italian language 1973 catalog which showed the Record Strada. I also noticed that the drive side BB fixed cup appears (haven't taken it apart yet) to be cross threaded and...
03-27-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 495,008
Posted By MobiBike

new user first post... I just picked up an old...

new user first post...
I just picked up an old Bianchi Strada with a serial number of 2B50468 stamped on the head tube.

Can anyone help be tell how old by that? It's got a mix of remnant 60's...
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