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10-18-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,112
Posted By 79pmooney

I have most of that range with a 9-speed triple...

I have most of that range with a 9-speed triple not pushing anything. 50-38-24 and 12-28. (I do prefer my 12-23 cassette for most of the time when I'm strong. I love having all of the sweet gear...
10-18-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By RichSPK

My LBS is a pharmacy now, but I found a new bike...

My LBS is a pharmacy now, but I found a new bike shop yesterday. They found a dust cap to fit, but I don't know what it came from.
10-17-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A few comments- The crank arm retaining bolt...

A few comments- The crank arm retaining bolt should have been tightened to about 35 ft/lbs. I seriously doubt you got close to that with a "T" handle driver. Then there's the V1 and V2 spline...
10-17-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By jimc101

Photos would be really useful here. If the...

Photos would be really useful here.

If the riveted hanger has failed, then you have a potentially scrap frame, as getting it repaired could be cost prohibitive. Have you been to a good LBS to ask...
10-17-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By Lazyass

Another possible issue with the seatpost is that...

Another possible issue with the seatpost is that it can creak if it goes down really far inside of the seat tube. My saddles are set a little lower than average and I've had a couple of really long...
10-16-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By zandoval

Yep...

Yep...
10-16-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By cxwrench

Clean and grease EVERYTHING...post in the frame,...

Clean and grease EVERYTHING...post in the frame, if it's a carbon frame and/or post use carbon paste. Clean and grease every bolt and place where parts touch. Saddle rails, post clamps...everything....
10-16-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The best final solution for this sort of stuff is...

The best final solution for this sort of stuff is a take apart, cleaning of contact surfaces and reassembly with grease, lubes, anti seize. The challenge is to avoid the thinking that your initial...
10-13-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I do not have a SuperSix but I do have a Synapse,...

I do not have a SuperSix but I do have a Synapse, for which Cannondale specifies a 55 mm maximum stack height "[m]easure[d] from the top edge of the head tube to the bottom edge of the stem." This is...
10-13-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 249
Posted By HillRider

Yewah, but the 9-speed tool was unique to...

Yewah, but the 9-speed tool was unique to 9-speed. Every time Campy introduced an N+1 speed chain they required a brand new and expensive chain tool.
10-12-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By canopus

You can get a 1/4" beam type at Oreilly for 26 ...

You can get a 1/4" beam type at Oreilly for 26
https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/c/performance-tool/performance-tool-1-4-inch-drive-torque-wrench/pfm0/m195?q=torque+wrench&pos=9

or Cheaper on...
10-11-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By ThermionicScott

$20 isn't a lot to spend for a beam torque...

$20 isn't a lot to spend for a beam torque wrench, and I use mine on all kinds of things. :thumb:
10-09-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By lubloi

I always drill two holes on bikes that don't have...

I always drill two holes on bikes that don't have any drain holes. Better to let the water out.
10-09-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 373
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Get REMA or you're just playing around. A...

Get REMA or you're just playing around.

A patch shouldn't blow when it's installed in the tire.
10-09-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By cobba

Your derailleur has the wrong type of attachment...

Your derailleur has the wrong type of attachment on it.

You have a derailleur with a dropout claw but you need a derailleur that attaches directly to the derailleur hanger.
...
10-07-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By JoeTBM

No reply from the OP, oh well, back to the shop...

No reply from the OP, oh well, back to the shop they go.
10-05-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 575
Posted By Iride01

So if you pull on the freehub, it and the axle...

So if you pull on the freehub, it and the axle don't just come out of the hub?

Maybe give the axle a tap on the non-drive side with a mallet.... not a hammer. If you use a hammer, then put a piece...
10-05-21, 02:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,561
Posted By JoeTBM

Oh yes it's possible, we have seen it many times...

Oh yes it's possible, we have seen it many times at our shop on donated bikes
10-01-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By HTupolev

Rolling resistance doesn't work like that. In the...

Rolling resistance doesn't work like that. In the real world, it has two main components.

One major portion of rolling resistance in the is energy lost to deformation of the tire against the road...
10-01-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 672
Posted By cxwrench

Not much. Not sure why anyone would ever want to...

Not much. Not sure why anyone would ever want to know this and what they'd do w/ the info.
10-01-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 672
Posted By 10 Wheels

Why would someone do that?

Why would someone do that?
10-01-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'd consider the SMP to be a "high-end" tire. ...

I'd consider the SMP to be a "high-end" tire. It's just that the priorities are not the same between all high-end tires. ;)
09-27-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,972
Posted By shelbyfv

Most folks wear what suits them. You can too, no...

Most folks wear what suits them. You can too, no need to ask permission, justify your choice or announce it.:thumb:
09-27-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,972
Posted By cxwrench

Years ago I would have a chamois (pad) is a must,...

Years ago I would have a chamois (pad) is a must, but I don't necessarily feel that way any more. Any time I go on a road or mtb ride I'll wear padded shorts or wear them under mtb baggies but when I...
09-27-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,972
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Plenty of people riding bikes in this world...

Plenty of people riding bikes in this world wearing all sorts of things and having fun, getting from A to B. Wear what you like as long as you like what you wear.
09-27-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 557
Posted By capnjonny

ger yourself a valve core extraction tool or...

ger yourself a valve core extraction tool or just a valve cap with extractor and start removing the cores from tires that get punctures and aren't repairable. Then you will have a ready supply of...
09-27-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The flat part with two holes is almost definitely...

The flat part with two holes is almost definitely the standard bolt pattern for a reflector and for many lights, and as mentioned above, probably will be a perfect mate to the built-in reflector...
09-26-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,356
Posted By PeteHski

This is meaningless without talking about pace. ...

This is meaningless without talking about pace. What if you rode those 100 miles faster? You can definitely bury yourself over 100 miles on a bike if you want to. It's just easier to cruise on a...
09-26-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,356
Posted By Random11

As a former runner who recently turned to...

As a former runner who recently turned to cycling, I can assure you that running uses far more energy. As a runner, one of my goals was to run a marathon (I eventually did five), and when I picked up...
09-26-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By HillRider

What are the rims on the poorly braking bikes? If...

What are the rims on the poorly braking bikes? If they are steel or chromed steel, nothing you can do except replacement will make them stop the bike well. If they are aluminum then perhaps cleaning...
09-26-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By JohnDThompson

Brake pads aren't the only thing that affects...

Brake pads aren't the only thing that affects brake performance. Mechanical advantage is also important. Some levers have higher mechanical advantage than others, dual pivot and centerpull calipers...
09-26-21, 03:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By dsaul

That can be easily replaced with a new Rivnut. ...

That can be easily replaced with a new Rivnut. Find a shop with a Rivnut tool or purchase a cheap tool to install a new one. It was probably an M5 sized insert.
09-25-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Lbxpdx

The right tool for the job AKA new tool day

Simple and cheap, but oh so neat. I ordered the Shimano cantilever brake adjustment set from eBay and was so happy to set up my brakes correctly. I am not new to turning a wrench, but on bicycles I...
09-23-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By cyccommute

In a pinch, a 10-32 will also work. The diameter...

In a pinch, a 10-32 will also work. The diameter and pitch is essentially indistinguishable from an M5x0.8 mm bolt. Personally, I prefer stainless and not all hardware stores carry stainless metric...
09-23-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,426
Posted By alcjphil

Read this article, describes a painful crash...

Read this article, describes a painful crash during the Giro a few years ago caused by removing pawls from a freehub
https://www.velonews.com/gear/road-gear/the-wheel-that-may-have-lost-the-giro/
09-22-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,581
Posted By WhyFi

I've got some Camelback bottles and you can take...

I've got some Camelback bottles and you can take the spouts completely apart - I'll do that every once in a while, and give the parts an overnight soak in water with a tbsp of bleach, or so. It helps...
09-22-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This should explain it in a nutshell. just...

This should explain it in a nutshell. just remember 559mm is the important number.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/tires/559.html
09-21-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By Geepig

If this were just a hacking around bike I would...

If this were just a hacking around bike I would just reuse the spokes, but I would still leave the decision about their condition until I had them all off and could inspect the ends.
09-21-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By dsbrantjr

Kool-Stop make a good line of replacement...

Kool-Stop make a good line of replacement blocks/pads as well as complete pad/holder assemblies; I have had good luck with their salmon compound.
09-21-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The Bianchi Eros is relatively common and not...

The Bianchi Eros is relatively common and not worth $200. I certainly would not buy one that is pre-dented. Keep looking.
09-20-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Rick

Here...

Here (https://flatbike.com/five-ways-to-raise-your-handlebars/) is some info to look over.
09-19-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By Shimagnolo

That "one time use" BS started with SRAM doing an...

That "one time use" BS started with SRAM doing an end run around the Superlink patent.
It is all a moot point since the patents expired.
The link lasts as long as the chain, regardless of the claim...
09-19-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By 3alarmer

...not sure why they say that, but they work with...

...not sure why they say that, but they work with repeated opening and closing, and I see no mechanical reason not to do so.
Those Shimano break off chain pins are another matter, and are only good...
09-19-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By dedhed

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/731167-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/731167-16-cotter-press.html
09-16-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Don't be shocked if every measure matches but...

Don't be shocked if every measure matches but they don't feel the same. Fact is stranger than truth.
09-15-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By onsay99

The pictured SR bars are steel in the drops with...

The pictured SR bars are steel in the drops with an aluminium sleeve in the stem clamp area.
Measure the alu clamp section for stem fit. Some were 25.4mm, some approx 26.0mm.
09-15-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By himespau

Not official measurements, but I recently did: ...

Not official measurements, but I recently did:
Center of BB spindle to top of saddle
Used a level to get a straight line up from the center of the BB spindle and then did distance of that back to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,526
Posted By caloso

"Hi, mind if I sit on?" If the answer is no,...

"Hi, mind if I sit on?"

If the answer is no, then either pass them or sit up and allow a gap to form. If the answer is yes, then offer to rotate and share the work. But don't just sit back there...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,526
Posted By MinnMan

I would never draft someone I don't know without...

I would never draft someone I don't know without letting them know that I'm on their wheel.

Generally speaking, if a single stranger passes me and I'm feeling like using them to pace, I'll follow...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,526
Posted By big john

I wouldn't do that but if you want to sit on some...

I wouldn't do that but if you want to sit on some stranger's wheel the polite thing would be to ask, or say Hi, or at least let them know you are there.
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