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11-27-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Leisesturm

O.p. obviously doesn't want to consider the worst...

O.p. obviously doesn't want to consider the worst case scenario but it doesn't sound like this was a trivial impact. In any case, the diff between a 163mm and 168mm Q/R could hardly be the issue. As...
11-25-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By CliffordK

You were lowering the seat!!! ...

You were lowering the seat!!!

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11-25-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Why that's a chain breaker:) Andy

Why that's a chain breaker:) Andy
11-25-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By JohnDThompson

Sure. I'd still use a cheap Allen key rather...

Sure. I'd still use a cheap Allen key rather than, say, a Snap-On.
11-25-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By JoeTBM

You couldn't use it on your bike..... there is no...

You couldn't use it on your bike..... there is no battery in it :)
11-25-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By jgwilliams

Not a clue, but I've got to say that looks like a...

Not a clue, but I've got to say that looks like a nice tool. As someone who was brought up long before battery tools became a thing I'm constantly amazed at how good, and how powerful, a battery tool...
11-22-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By ThermionicScott

15,000 miles is a pretty good run, but if it...

15,000 miles is a pretty good run, but if it doesn't skip with a new chain, keep running it! Ray Hosler reported getting 25,000 miles from an Ultegra 10-speed cassette here:...
11-22-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By TPL

Screw extractor ....a small one

Screw extractor ....a small one
11-22-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By ThermionicScott

This time of year, I get random buzzing or...

This time of year, I get random buzzing or ticking sounds on the fendered bikes -- from a leaf getting caught in the frame. ;)
11-22-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Rolla

Loose valve stem nut. Shoelace tip or front...

Loose valve stem nut.
Shoelace tip or front derailleur cable crimp tapping the crankarm.
11-20-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By JoeTBM

Sorry to say it is missing at least one which is...

Sorry to say it is missing at least one which is common to bikes, 26TPI which is a typical axle thread. Same thing happens with using this type of thread checker, I added a short length of 3/8-26TPI...
11-19-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,761
Posted By mpetry912

I agree. round up. Spokes that do not have full...

I agree. round up. Spokes that do not have full thread engagement in the nip will cause the nip to fracture. True, the brass ones are less fragile. but I round UP to the next MM.

and I measure ERD...
11-17-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 622
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have asked many riders how often they get...

I have asked many riders how often they get flats. Most riders don't track their mileage and as such their answer is often a "too often" or Never", rarely with context needed to dive below the...
11-17-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 622
Posted By alcjphil

OP: Read this post carefully. Then read it again....

OP: Read this post carefully. Then read it again. Inner tubes rarely puncture without a cause. If you fail to determine what caused a flat you will have another in short order. I also ride in...
11-17-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 622
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The OP might try to figure out how/why the non...

The OP might try to figure out how/why the non sealant tubes went flat before doing anything more. Are the flats from a puncture (glass/thorns), an impact during riding (snake bite), pinching during...
11-15-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,309
Posted By cxwrench

I've never used 'pitch' and I've never plucked...

I've never used 'pitch' and I've never plucked spokes. I'd guess this would change depending on spoke gauge, pattern, and hub/rim dimensions. Why bother with it other than to check consistency? Am I...
11-15-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,309
Posted By pdlamb

Couple points. First, I suspect using a...

Couple points. First, I suspect using a tensiometer is similar to using a torque wrench, in that for a majority of uses, a mechanic who works on wheels (or engines) day in, day out, can get pretty...
11-15-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,309
Posted By keithdunlop

I generally agree with this. I don't need a...

I generally agree with this. I don't need a tensiometer to build a set of wheels and I agree it's most definitely possible to build a solid ridable pair without one. But as a non-professional who...
11-15-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,309
Posted By pdlamb

The Park tensiometer (TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter |...

The Park tensiometer (TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter | Park Tool (https://www.parktool.com/product/spoke-tension-meter-tm-1)) is all I've ever needed. Look for a good price.
11-15-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,309
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Lots of us use them. Many feel that they have to...

Lots of us use them. Many feel that they have to have a specific spoke tension and thus need a number to read. Some are worried about over tensioning the spokes resulting in cracked rims or collapsed...
11-15-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By cyccommute

The concern that I have is that removing the...

The concern that I have is that removing the stress risers will probably introduce other stress risers. The stress risers from the gouges are rather randomly oriented. A file introduces oriented...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By gringomojado

I promise not to make a joke about wiping! gm

I promise not to make a joke about wiping!

gm
Forum: Commuting
11-10-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By Darth Lefty

I still think it's loopy that anyone not doing a...

I still think it's loopy that anyone not doing a freestyle BMX stunt is reaching down into their tires.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By pdlamb

Thankfully, I rarely have to deal with flints or...

Thankfully, I rarely have to deal with flints or seashells. Glass I try to avoid.

I take the approach that I'd rather risk finding a sharp piece of glass with my tire than with my hand, or with...
11-05-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,546
Posted By Crankycrank

I've used the Aluma Weld and it's great for some...

I've used the Aluma Weld and it's great for some things but I wouldn't recommend it for this as you've got to get the aluminum extremely hot which could ruin any heat treating and the "soldering" is...
11-05-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,546
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Precession is the term for the forces that rotate...

Precession is the term for the forces that rotate pedal axles within the crank arm threads. The threading directions used are those that make the axle self tightening. By using a reversed from the...
10-31-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 869
Posted By dedhed

I have tens of thousands of miles on Shimano...

I have tens of thousands of miles on Shimano Ultegra and LX RD without replacing a jockey wheel.
10-24-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By ThermionicScott

Might be worth adding that tubes often have to...

Might be worth adding that tubes often have to stretch just to reach their nominal size. For example, a "700x35-43C" tube in my collection measures barely 23mm wide with enough air to make it round,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By aaronrob222

sweeks, thank you so much! I was becoming certain...

sweeks, thank you so much! I was becoming certain that I'd ruined the whole assembly, that those were special calibrated screws, etc., etc. I cracked open a cheap retractible ballpoint pen, shook the...
10-24-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By ManekiNico

You could just buy the current (7th) edition....

You could just buy the current (7th) edition. Well worth the US$12.

https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php
10-24-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By DougG

Thanks. This is embarrassing -- the problem is...

Thanks. This is embarrassing -- the problem is with my eyesight! It's indeed a T25, but they have a gloss black finish and I couldn't distinguish the star shape so thought is was a standard hex of an...
10-24-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Trakhak

The dents were formed by the manufacturer to...

The dents were formed by the manufacturer to provide chain clearance. There might be similar dents at the other ends of the chainstays for tire, chainring, or crank arm clearance.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,743
Posted By canopus

I once saw a guy in a company environmental truck...

I once saw a guy in a company environmental truck with a number and a phone on the back throw trash out while waiting for a red light. Trash pisses me off, so I called the company and reported the...
10-21-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By dsbrantjr

Upvote for use of "lumen".

Upvote for use of "lumen".
10-20-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 390
Posted By BCDrums

I had bookmarked Toronto Cycles a few years back,...

I had bookmarked Toronto Cycles a few years back, never ordered from them, but they had a great website for colored, anodized connectors. When I saw Tomm's post I looked them up and was sorry to see...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,871
Posted By SpedFast

I had the fire cracker red, but it's faded into...

I had the fire cracker red, but it's faded into an orange. I put some reflector tape on it for night riding and now people ask me if I work EMS when I;m not riding.
10-20-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 390
Posted By BCDrums

It's a lesson I have learned. This would make a...

It's a lesson I have learned. This would make a good signature! :lol:
10-19-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 390
Posted By BCDrums

Would seem easier to get some M4 bolts,

Would seem easier to get some M4 bolts,
10-19-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve started going to 25-32 tubes in 700x25...

I’ve started going to 25-32 tubes in 700x25 tires. It is tougher to fit in the tire, but I did it for less expansion/thinning of the tube wall. I also have 700x28 tires so it is easier to buy and...
10-19-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By ThermionicScott

The tube is designed to work in a 700x25C tire,...

The tube is designed to work in a 700x25C tire, so the rest is up to you. :thumb:

As always, putting a little bit of air in the tube before installing will help keep it from getting caught under...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,743
Posted By cb400bill

Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,743
Posted By 10 Wheels

Do it.

Do it.
10-15-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By rumrunn6

so rotating them front to rear each would be...

so rotating them front to rear each would be helpful. I don't ride as much as you but I should at least keep track & try to rotate mine, or at least visually inspect those center studs before...
10-15-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I encounter 9mm hex head nuts and screws...

I encounter 9mm hex head nuts and screws frequently in the many bikes I repair. A 8-9-10 tri-wrench is relatively easy to carry. I reckon you can replace the hex head with an allen if you feel...
10-13-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Aardwolf

Ofmega quick release e-clip

I'm thinking somebody might find this useful.

My Ofmega quick release skewers have the lever held on with e-clips (external circlip ?).
Naturally when I bought the bike one of them was broken and...
10-12-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By AJW2W11E

Lol I thought I was the only one who cheated. I...

Lol I thought I was the only one who cheated. I use that 3M spray on adhesive you get at Home Depot. Made for gluing headliners inside a car, etc. .
Google 3M Super 77. Yes I put Mr Tuffy liners...
10-12-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Pantah

I wouldn't be too worried. I helped a friend...

I wouldn't be too worried.
I helped a friend build up a late 90's Cannondale (also aluminum) road frame which has a dent slightly larger than that on the down tube and two very large hard whacks on...
10-09-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 461
Posted By shelbyfv

I don't think you can inflate an unenclosed tube...

I don't think you can inflate an unenclosed tube to 40 psi. Wasn't there a recent thread about this.:foo:
10-09-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 461
Posted By tFUnK

40psi while outside of the tire 🤣 I guess OP...

40psi while outside of the tire 🤣 I guess OP succeeded in his/her destructive test case.

Still, I do wonder whether it would have held if installed inside the tire.
10-09-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 461
Posted By fujidon

40 PSI in a tube outside of the tire is quite a...

40 PSI in a tube outside of the tire is quite a lot. I too have tested patched tubes to insure the integrity of the patch, but I don't think I've ever approached anything near 40 PSI. 5 to 10 PSI is...
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