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05-17-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 156
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Thanks. l really don't think it is the pedals. ...

Thanks. l really don't think it is the pedals. (See my prior post.) I guess I will bring it to my local Trek shop where I had bought the bike.
05-17-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 156
Posted By rossiny

The pedal? Are you sure its in the crank or...

The pedal? Are you sure its in the crank or bottom bracket?
05-17-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,514
Posted By Troul

with E shifting & hyd brakes, there's less to...

with E shifting & hyd brakes, there's less to bump out of spec or be maliciously tampered with [until hacking the electronics becomes a main "thing"] . Until production can bulletproof the...
05-16-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Dan Burkhart

You have a Shimano Nexus 3 speed. The bolt head...

You have a Shimano Nexus 3 speed. The bolt head that you have circled in your photo should be the means to secure the bell crank onto the axle. It should not matter if you moved the shifter to...
05-16-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By Chistophe516

That is a stretch. When I worked at Safeway in...

That is a stretch. When I worked at Safeway in the 1980's. I was a 'Courtesy Clerk'. My job responsibilities were:

1. Rounding up the carts from the parking lot

2. Bagging groceries at...
05-16-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,921
Posted By Troul

if the lock is exposed to the outdoor elements, I...

if the lock is exposed to the outdoor elements, I opt for keyed. Had too many combo's not function after getting exposed to MI weather. Once the malfunction starts, carrying around a can of PB...
05-15-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 505
Posted By Road Fan

For this rider we need to be sure we are...

For this rider we need to be sure we are recommending 27 x 1 1/4 inch, not 27 inch. The former will have the kind of bead his bike is designed for while the latter might not be the right type. 27...
05-14-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By Dan Burkhart

That is why some ebike mfgs now add the pinch...

That is why some ebike mfgs now add the pinch bolt I showed the photo of above. If the OP ever decides to respond, maybe we will learn more.
05-14-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Just like with an IGH, an in hub E motor needs to...

Just like with an IGH, an in hub E motor needs to have the axle resist the rotational force of the motor. Even there's a reaction arm in plat it can come loose from the axle or internal fitting it's...
05-13-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Given the sidewall cracks the first image shows I...

Given the sidewall cracks the first image shows I would speculate the tire's rubber has become brittle, or "dry rotted". The stress of flexing is focused on the knob's bases so no wonder a crack...
05-12-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,797
Posted By Kapusta

Disc became standard on pretty much any mid-range...

Disc became standard on pretty much any mid-range MTB 20 years ago.
05-11-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,301
Posted By genejockey

90% sure he was being facetious.

90% sure he was being facetious.
05-10-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,301
Posted By OldTryGuy

Originally Posted by Gresp15C View Post...

Originally Posted by Gresp15C View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1230036-qr-lever-position-3.html#post22052111)
Okay, QR levers, fine. But what we really need to...
05-10-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,301
Posted By sovende

Iím not sure if the discussion of these is for...

Iím not sure if the discussion of these is for real or not :foo: but since the thread has yet to reach three pages, comments are required :thumb:. I did not know that they were called ďBrilando...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 363
Posted By MiE

Hiking shoes

I have had good luck with my Columbia hiking shoes! Fairly stiff and worked with toe cages.
05-07-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,242
Posted By GlennR

Just because someone has an expensive bike, don't...

Just because someone has an expensive bike, don't assume they are "rich"

Just yesterday I was at the LBS and taking to one of the sales people and another customer in the parking lot. She said she...
05-07-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By tiger1964

Fair enough! That said, a high % of my objections...

Fair enough! That said, a high % of my objections to modern tech are aesthetic; not that I am in the market for more bikes, but some of the early straight-tubes-with-lugs carbon fiber frames have...
05-06-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 9,697
Posted By ksryder

I'd hate to derail such a valuable thread but I...

I'd hate to derail such a valuable thread but I will die on this hill: John Cougar Mellencamp is a poor man's Bruce Springsteen.
05-06-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 9,697
Posted By unterhausen

I think this is your first mistake, trying to...

I think this is your first mistake, trying to divine someone else's motivations by just watching them. Do you watch a speeding motorist and think they want to be in the Indianapolis 500?
05-06-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 9,697
Posted By Eric F

A few pieces in my collection of musical gear...

A few pieces in my collection of musical gear cost way more than my mediocre skill level can probably justify. I also have a ton of mediocre stuff, more of it than my current lack of musical...
05-03-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By Rick

Many other countries designed their cities around...

Many other countries designed their cities around the people living in that location. We didn't, France and others are people centric. The US is car centric. Will the colored patches in the road do...
05-03-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,624
Posted By JohnDThompson

I suspect that just like suspension frames and...

I suspect that just like suspension frames and forks, disk brakes will eventually find their way into department store level bikes. And just like department store level suspension parts, they'll...
05-03-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By unterhausen

Cities have been designed around parking and car...

Cities have been designed around parking and car traffic throughput for a very long time. It's not working. The huge streets needed for car traffic at rush hour encourage speeding and reckless...
05-02-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,017
Posted By Retro Grouch

How thin can you slice the baloney? The...

How thin can you slice the baloney?

The marketing folks at Shimano have the responsibility to extract the maximum amount of money that each bicycle user is willing to spend for every component. ...
05-02-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By rivrgazr

If you have an original Volkswagen beetle engine,...

If you have an original Volkswagen beetle engine, and take it apart and put it back together enough times, you'll be able to build another Volkswagen engine from the leftover parts, and both will run...
05-02-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 766
Posted By phughes

I always simply wear tires out, then replace....

I always simply wear tires out, then replace. Saddles are more important to me. I do prefer specific tires, but I hate throwing away a perfectly good tire. If the tire is really riding rough, check...
05-01-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Melvang

Not a kids sized bike. It is my old Kona. ...

Not a kids sized bike. It is my old Kona. Looking close, the top jockey wheel is enough thicker, I don't think I have seen a kids bike with XTR. But as far as covering the hole, I don't think he...
05-01-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,176
Posted By Cougrrcj

I tend to hear the noise the car/truck tires make...

I tend to hear the noise the car/truck tires make as they come up behind me more than the engine/exhaust sound.

Same with dogs chasing after me - I hear the claws scratching on the pavement as...
05-01-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The Sheldon Brown site has a good explanation of...

The Sheldon Brown site has a good explanation of tire and rim sizes. The American version of tire sizing are what I will call "nominal" references, not actual measurements. Unlike the auto world...
05-01-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By delbiker1

Tourmalet really done

I have been in the process of switching my Lemond Tourmalet to Ice Grey Ultegra 6600 components, except for the 4600 shift/brake levers, and a 6750 crankset. I also went to a threadless fork/headset...
04-30-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By SalsaShark

This is the spring that goes around the...

This is the spring that goes around the intonation screw of the high E saddle on your Strat. Probably fell off when you snapped your string jamming some Hendrix in your garage the other night. Look...
04-30-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 22,191
Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

Made a few changes to the Trek build - a pair of...

Made a few changes to the Trek build - a pair of silver A23/Formulas, proper cable clamps, and some grips that better matched the Brooks. Also swapped out the black chain ring to keep the all silver...
04-30-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 22,191
Posted By middy

Windsor Essex with 40mm Kouriers, Sylvans, and...

Windsor Essex with 40mm Kouriers, Sylvans, and some old steel drop bars. Just needs a Brooks saddle and itís finished, but I might get some cream tires to add to the early 20th century vibe.
...
04-28-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,421
Posted By Erzulis Boat

(1) What are your top three biggest challenges in...

(1) What are your top three biggest challenges in owning/running a shop?
Coming to work with a hangover.
(2) What are you striving for/what's your goal?
Getting rich with minimal effort.
(3) What...
04-27-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By drlogik

It also may have been one spoke broke, got...

It also may have been one spoke broke, got tangled with the valve and other spoke as it passed through the fork crown and snapped the other two at once and stopped the wheel and you went overboard. ...
04-27-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,374
Posted By stevel610

Yes, ride a little faster than your mouthy...

Yes, ride a little faster than your mouthy friends :)
04-27-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,299
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Bare bones! :lol: I was once on a ride and...

Bare bones! :lol:

I was once on a ride and made a pit stop at a little store. Ran into a couple of guys riding single speeds. I asked them about the attraction, they mentioned a few things. One...
04-27-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,299
Posted By wphamilton

The answer is annoyingly simple. If you have...

The answer is annoyingly simple. If you have mountains, big hills or sometimes even difficult overpasses, it's better (much easier) to have a gear that you can drop into. Also that top end gear is...
04-27-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By MRT2

Hybrid, all day long. Or even a road bike. ...

Hybrid, all day long. Or even a road bike. While you certainly can convert older hardtail mountain bikes for general use, today, you would likely do better with a hybrid for riding on paved...
04-27-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,299
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Here is my new Roadster middleweight. This is the...

Here is my new Roadster middleweight. This is the third bike these wheels have been on. The front dyno drum has done 26,000 miles, including two tours for 8,100 miles at 120 lbs....
04-25-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,066
Posted By aplcr0331

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/780x559/ba534e63_0b2b_4f48_952f_67d311396854_77a192dd91f17f4adf144d4a3aeb34fe8e23da09.jpeg
04-25-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 3,499
Posted By ofajen

Yes, standing makes it much easier to protect...

Yes, standing makes it much easier to protect your knees. And swept touring bars make it so much easier to climb out of the saddle for extended periods of time. It can be handled (at least for riding...
04-25-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Mikefule

Probably to reduce the risk of spammers,...

Probably to reduce the risk of spammers, advertising, etc.
04-24-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 769
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Adjustable chain line, significantly better...

Adjustable chain line, significantly better bearings, weight, less bend prone crank arms, more securely installed cups, more crank arm length options. I suspect I've missed a few others... Andy
04-24-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,168
Posted By blakcloud

I do see the irony of what you are saying and I...

I do see the irony of what you are saying and I laughed when I read it. It is odd. Yet, I am only the messenger not the creator. of what Schwalbe does or doesn't do.
04-24-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By JohnDThompson

No. If you're running a single freewheel, a track...

No. If you're running a single freewheel, a track hub will not offer any real advantage. A track hub allows you to safely run a fixed sprocket with a lockring to prevent it from loosening. A...
04-23-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,736
Posted By cyccommute

Last April when you couldn’t find a tube for love...

Last April when you couldn’t find a tube for love nor money, I did a “patch party” for my local co-op. My wife and I water tested and marked tubes at the shop since they have an air compressor and...
04-19-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 3,499
Posted By tkamd73

Had one as a kid on a Schwinn Racer, 2 speed w...

Had one as a kid on a Schwinn Racer, 2 speed w coaster brake. Beat the crap out of that bike, never occurred to me to oil it, or do any other maintenance. Last year got a hold of a Sports Tourer...
04-19-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,041
Posted By cyccommute

But the shortening of the spoke isnít due to...

But the shortening of the spoke isnít due to compression. Brandt is assuming that compression and tension are the same force with opposite signs, an assumption that is in error.
04-18-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,041
Posted By cyccommute

What does a spoke stand on? It’s not attached to...

What does a spoke stand on? It’s not attached to the rim other by tension. The wheel is a tensegrity structure that hangs from the spokes just like this toy.
...
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