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05-09-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By mpetry912

thanks for posting these Steve ! Mark...

thanks for posting these Steve !


Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
05-09-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By mpetry912

I'd echo the comments about the Yakima, it works...

I'd echo the comments about the Yakima, it works but it is right at the limit with even one ebike aboard.

The Kuat rack seems very solid.

Its a good idea to put a strap on the front wheel...
05-08-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By mpetry912

that was helpful, thank you. I will give it a...

that was helpful, thank you. I will give it a try.

Battery is a Specialized Vado 5, I've already ordered another one ($1500) but I will rebuild this one with new cells.

thanks !
05-08-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By mpetry912

battery won't charge

I am embarrassed, while messing around with the key for my battery, I got a spark off the charging connector, now the battery will not charge.

Bike powers up and runs fine. But won't charge

I...
05-02-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,004
Posted By mpetry912

folks, don't wear a rolex when riding a bike. It...

folks, don't wear a rolex when riding a bike. It beats the hell out of them. Unlike a Seiko, the Rolex's rotor does not turn in a bearing - it turns in an arbor (hole) in the movement top plate. ...
05-02-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By mpetry912

think about weight distribution; especially on...

think about weight distribution; especially on larger frames, the weight bias is to the rear.

The larger tire should go on the rear. Sometimes MTB use a larger tire on the front for better...
12-27-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,956
Posted By mpetry912

problem solved ! thank you ! Mark Petry ...

problem solved ! thank you !

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA
11-30-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By mpetry912

It's impossible to suggest the length from the...

It's impossible to suggest the length from the info provided.

would need front and rear teeth counts, chainstay length and derailleur type at the least.

There are some ways to rough your way...
11-30-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,209
Posted By mpetry912

one reason this happens (other than assymetry in...

one reason this happens (other than assymetry in the return spring tension) is that the pads are not square to the disk.

Last thing I do after replacing pads, bleeding, etc is - loosen the caliper...
11-30-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,225
Posted By mpetry912

I am going to dunk my entire bike into a huge vat...

I am going to dunk my entire bike into a huge vat of Carbon Paste. I read on the internet that it's good.

the comment above about the gap in the clamp is good. If the tube gap is mashed together,...
11-30-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 76,417
Posted By mpetry912

to remove stickers like this, try a hair dryer or...

to remove stickers like this, try a hair dryer or heat gun. Apply heat carefully, pick up one corner and peel back the sticker.

use WD40 to remove the residue.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island,...
11-30-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,762
Posted By mpetry912

I posted this in another thread but it's relevant...

I posted this in another thread but it's relevant here. I have a theory on "motor failures", based on what I've observed in terms of the habits of e-bike riders, many of which are new to the...
11-29-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By mpetry912

I would not be afraid to put a wench on each side...

I would not be afraid to put a wench on each side and carefully loosen the end nuts.

A brand new sealed bearing hub may be a little tight. Chris King hubs come with a note to this effect.
...
11-29-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By mpetry912

might work. all you can do is try them. if...

might work. all you can do is try them.

if you have problems with "phillips head screws slipping" consider going to 1/4 hex bits with accurately shaped Phillips drivers. I like the Wera items...
11-29-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,384
Posted By mpetry912

the ratchet piece inside Campagnolo index...

the ratchet piece inside Campagnolo index shifters (brifters but I hate the word) is a wear item.

A replacement wheel is included in the rebuild kit. I think I've done the rebuild once each on...
11-28-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,045
Posted By mpetry912

why not use a magnet on a string and fish it out...

why not use a magnet on a string and fish it out ?


Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA
11-28-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By mpetry912

the lower bearing is the important one ! ...

the lower bearing is the important one !

Give Enduro Bearings a call and ask for Matt. He'll sort you out.

he should at least be able to get you an orderable part number.

they are in...
11-28-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By mpetry912

do any of these look like what you need ? ...

do any of these look like what you need ?

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=acb+3645+beariong&_sacat=0

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA
11-28-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By mpetry912

agree with most of the above. in the 6/7/8...

agree with most of the above. in the 6/7/8 speed world, the KMC or Sachs links will work fine on "almost any" chain. Once you go to the 9/10/11 chains, it's best to keep to the same manufacturer. ...
11-27-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,490
Posted By mpetry912

I'd say let those kids figure it out. as a...

I'd say let those kids figure it out.

as a young person, fixing my bike was a formative experience and conferred valuable problem solving and analytical skills that served well in later life.
...
11-26-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,209
Posted By mpetry912

thanks for all this. the metallic pads are much...

thanks for all this. the metallic pads are much harder on the rotors, expecially if you're not doing hard braking that gets the pads up to temperature.

I'm running Swiss Stop pads on the ebike...
11-26-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By mpetry912

Scrubbing bubbles bathroom cleaner with a soapy...

Scrubbing bubbles bathroom cleaner with a soapy water follow up is surprisingly good.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA
11-26-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,209
Posted By mpetry912

while "pulse braking" whatever that is may be the...

while "pulse braking" whatever that is may be the way to reduce pad wear, it increases the possibility of a skid which if it happens on the front wheel can take you down.

it's kind of like people...
11-25-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,916
Posted By mpetry912

thank you Styggno1. Now I don't feel so bad,...

thank you Styggno1. Now I don't feel so bad, having only 4 or 5 Brooks saddles (and a couple Ideales) in stock surplus to requirements.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA
11-25-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By mpetry912

I've done this repair. yes, some have a blind...

I've done this repair. yes, some have a blind hole. I have a clamp band as a replacement, or you can buy a complete replacement body on ebay for 25 bucks and swap the arms over.

About a 10 minute...
11-25-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By mpetry912

that is pretty cool. Like the paintings of...

that is pretty cool. Like the paintings of ancient hunting rituals on a cave wall. Evidence of lost skills.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
11-23-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By mpetry912

I agree with T-Mar, the dropouts are ever so...

I agree with T-Mar, the dropouts are ever so slightly squished. this is not unusual. It can be fixed with a large screwdriver, just bend carefully.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA
11-22-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 937,120
Posted By mpetry912

fun to watch the evolution of ebikes in this...

fun to watch the evolution of ebikes in this thread

Here's my Vado 5. Just built some new wheels with DT rims and Chris King hubs.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA
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11-22-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,711
Posted By mpetry912

I have a theory on "motor failures", based on...

I have a theory on "motor failures", based on what I've observed in terms of the habits of e-bike riders, many of which are new to the Cycling Industrial Complex.

in conventional, lightweight...
11-22-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,401
Posted By mpetry912

Following up on Van's post above, couple other...

Following up on Van's post above, couple other pics from Bob's 2019 gathering in Fall City. Really missed the gathering this year

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA
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10-13-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By mpetry912

those are pretty cool. they can be "re-strapped"...

those are pretty cool. they can be "re-strapped" A saddle maker might be able to do them.

not sure if they are worth any great amount. It's a pretty thin market to try and get comps.

Mark...
10-13-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By mpetry912

Most likely you are going to have to make a...

Most likely you are going to have to make a gasket. Thick leather is the best material. A classic shoe repair shop may be able to assist you with material.

for sure the effort to rebuild it...
10-09-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By mpetry912

I agree with Mack above, always measure. ...

I agree with Mack above, always measure.

you can find "on line resources" and have different ERD measurements from each.

you can make a tool to measure ERD from 2 spokes.

Mark Petry...
10-09-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,956
Posted By mpetry912

I have the Vado 5.0 also and it is a very...

I have the Vado 5.0 also and it is a very impressive bike. But yeah that speedo / display thing is terrible. There are some instructions on how to do the setup, however I have not been able to...
01-01-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 22,165
Posted By mpetry912

first ride of the decade on a white bike ! ...

first ride of the decade on a white bike !

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
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01-01-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,465
Posted By mpetry912

great thread. Has anybody thought about the...

great thread. Has anybody thought about the possibility of a repair "co-op" with a membership model ? Like $50 to join and $3/hour for access to repair stand and basic tools ? in addition to...
01-01-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By mpetry912

history drips from that place ! really the dawn...

history drips from that place ! really the dawn of the modern computer industry.

there's a story about Allen Turing riding his bike to Bletchley Park and noticing the chain skipped because a bent...
12-31-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By mpetry912

do you have one or more bikes that fit you well...

do you have one or more bikes that fit you well today ? Usually that is a good guide.

Measure the center of the BB to top of saddle at the projected seat post, and from that point to center of...
12-30-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17,228
Views: 1,851,600
Posted By mpetry912

The strand is a great ride in the mid winter...

The strand is a great ride in the mid winter sun. I try to get down here every Xmas week and ride every day. Usually the weather is good.

About as flat and straight as it's possible to get...
12-29-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17,228
Views: 1,851,600
Posted By mpetry912

My ride today. 5 days in San Diego, returning...

My ride today. 5 days in San Diego, returning home tomorrow

doesn't get any better

hope you are OK Jeff !

Mark Petry
Coronado Island, CA
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12-29-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,275
Posted By mpetry912

tool box organization is a very personal thing ! ...

tool box organization is a very personal thing ! my top box is a fishing tackle type box with fold out trays. I have 1/4 and 3/8 socket rails so it's possible to tell at a glance when something is...
12-29-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,699
Posted By mpetry912

these earlier internationals are really fine...

these earlier internationals are really fine frames. they have some crazy thin chainstays so be careful re-spacing them.

I think an International is a great entry point to the vintage bike...
12-26-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,283
Posted By mpetry912

I thought about this today as I assembled my...

I thought about this today as I assembled my Ritchey travel bike for it's annual winter outing in San Diego where the sun is shining and the riding is great.

The Break Away design requires...
12-24-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,297
Posted By mpetry912

you can see it right there ! It's a plastic plug...

you can see it right there ! It's a plastic plug for the rack tube ! there's another one stuck in the rack tube (arrow)

or is the plug too small for that ?

Mark Petry
Coronado Island, CA
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12-24-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,857
Posted By mpetry912

The problem with drilling the rear brake bridge,...

The problem with drilling the rear brake bridge, other than very limited clearance as has been pointed out above, is that many bikes just have a piece of tube with no "boss" for the brake bolt.
...
12-24-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By mpetry912

Alright, so I agree on the low rider thing - esp....

Alright, so I agree on the low rider thing - esp. positioning the load so it is neutral to the fork axis of rotation.

is there a rule or formula for the ideal trail measurement when a front bag /...
12-23-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By mpetry912

This is a really good question.i Bikes that...

This is a really good question.i

Bikes that were built with a handlebar bag in mind seem to have pretty neutral response to loading. Having said that, I'd suggest that lightweight stuff (jacket,...
12-23-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By mpetry912

these parts are all over ebay. Looks like FSA...

these parts are all over ebay. Looks like FSA makes a nice one.
...
12-23-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,283
Posted By mpetry912

Well I haven't yet. was that agent qualified to...

Well I haven't yet. was that agent qualified to fly anything besides his desk ? "hahahhaha"

there was another one that said in twin engine airplanes, the 2nd engine was there to get you to the...
12-23-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,283
Posted By mpetry912

Your pilots didn't wiggle the ejector racks,...

Your pilots didn't wiggle the ejector racks, stick their head in the intakes and the main gear wells, and check the slat deployment (on the TA-4 this was very important! Assymentric slat deployment...
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