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11-07-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By Rnauth1418

Gauged Alloy Freehub Body (Mavic Freehub, Sunrace Cassette)

So I just took off my Sunrace 8 Speed (32-11) Cassette to find that it had gauged my Mavic Freehub. I never had this problem with my previous shimano cassette. That being said, I have ridden this...
09-28-14, 08:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,883
Posted By Rnauth1418

Have you looked at bikes direct? I rode a...

Have you looked at bikes direct? I rode a motobecane 550ht (with a ton of upgrades after buying it) and it ended up being an amazing custom hartail for about 1200.

There are some complete builds...
07-08-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 878
Posted By Rnauth1418

Anything that can be done to stop the leaks?...

Anything that can be done to stop the leaks? Something better than stans?
07-07-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 878
Posted By Rnauth1418

Continental RaceSport Tires

Hey all,

I have recently set up a x-king racesport both in the ghetto tubeless (using stans fluid) and the actual tubeless method (stans tape on the rim with a sealable valve core and stans...
06-02-14, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By Rnauth1418

Sorry, I just realized that my post was...

Sorry, I just realized that my post was ambiguous. I set the tire up the "ghetto" tubeless way (slit innertube and sealant ).

The racesports seem to be very very porous, I had a alot of small air...
06-02-14, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By Rnauth1418

The climbing comment is actually really...

The climbing comment is actually really interesting. I was running the xking in the rear with a tube in it and was pinch flatting it even at 35 psi initial pressure. At that pressure the tire could...
06-01-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By Rnauth1418

I thought it would be weird as well. Super super...

I thought it would be weird as well. Super super weird; I got to ride a Santa Cruz blur last summer with a trail king front, mountain king rear. Amazing combination.

Usually its it's nice to have...
06-01-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By Rnauth1418

Continental xking or mountain king. Get some...

Continental xking or mountain king. Get some black chillis.

I'm rolling mk front xking rear. Super amounts of grip and control.
06-01-14, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By Rnauth1418

Tubeless conversion using slime

Hello all,

I just today mounted a continental racesport bc using a 20 inch inner tube and tire sealant by Slime. Tire mounted up and sealed extremely easily and is holding 50 psi of pressure.
...
05-23-14, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,204
Posted By Rnauth1418

Thanks for the replies. Seeing as how I have no...

Thanks for the replies. Seeing as how I have no play I won't worry about it.
05-16-14, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,741
Posted By Rnauth1418

I have used the luganos and they have held up...

I have used the luganos and they have held up very well. I have wire bead models and I believe they are Kevlar layered. I have not had a single flat in nearly a year of decent riding. Great grip....
05-16-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,204
Posted By Rnauth1418

Mtb headset compression using compression plug

Hello all,

I jut installed a rs revelation fork on my hardtail using a compression plug as a headset compressor. I am getting a fair deal of compression on the headset and I don't have any play in...
11-04-13, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,770
Posted By Rnauth1418

Thanks for the advice. As I have an old rockshox...

Thanks for the advice. As I have an old rockshox coil spring that fits, I'm going to ride that for a while and see if the geometry is untouchable.

As for painting, I just covered the bushings...
10-29-13, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,770
Posted By Rnauth1418

Another question along the line of suspension, I...

Another question along the line of suspension, I need to replace the washers that came with the bike. Obviously sourcing these parts is pretty much impossible. As such, I'm probably going to try to...
10-29-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,770
Posted By Rnauth1418

I should probably explain what I meant by working...

I should probably explain what I meant by working shock. It holds air but with the sag set to 10% (which for a 1.5 inch stroke is not much and I know is very low sag for suspensions i know. ) I get...
10-29-13, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,770
Posted By Rnauth1418

1994 specialized stumpjumper fsr s-works

Hello all,

I just picked up a 1994? Specialized stuntjumper fsr s-works edition frame and am in the process of restoring it. By that I mean I have stripped the original paint and repainted it to...
02-15-13, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,503
Posted By Rnauth1418

I understand that on the small scale it is a...

I understand that on the small scale it is a matter of nominal prices, but after years of use those dollars add up. Not only this, but why would anyone want to be overcharged in any way.
02-11-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,503
Posted By Rnauth1418

The tektro brakes are actually fantastic. Great...

The tektro brakes are actually fantastic. Great modulation and stopping power. I am pretty sure the rear brake fade is due to lack of fluid in the system. (I opened the reservoir and the fluid level...
02-11-13, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,503
Posted By Rnauth1418

What's wrong with this brake set?

What's wrong with this brake set?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-13, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By Rnauth1418

I've been riding a tomasso Imola (w carbon fork)...

I've been riding a tomasso Imola (w carbon fork) for 5 years now and it came with the shimano 2300 series drive train. All of the components work great. This past summer I took a mean spill and my...
02-11-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,503
Posted By Rnauth1418

I understand your point on price, and but there...

I understand your point on price, and but there is a discussion to be had. I already have petrosin, and so paying more for bike specific mineral oil would seem like a waste. Not to mention the...
02-11-13, 09:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,958
Posted By Rnauth1418

Not to resurrect an old thread, but but I decided...

Not to resurrect an old thread, but but I decided to buy those sunlit Cranks and I have been riding them all winter. (1000 commuter miles). They're being used on a single speed (freewheel) ill so...
02-11-13, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,503
Posted By Rnauth1418

I should have been a little more specific. I what...

I should have been a little more specific. I what I meant to say was that certain car power steering systems use mineral oil based hydraulic fluid, such asPentosin CHF 7.1.

I was wondering what...
02-10-13, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,503
Posted By Rnauth1418

Brake Fluid Experience

Hey all,

I just bought a Motobecanne 550HT from BD. It comes with Tektro Draco Brakes (hydraulic). The rear brake has some serious fade issues which I think I can solve by bleeding the system....
12-10-12, 11:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Posted By Rnauth1418

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12-10-12, 08:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,958
Posted By Rnauth1418

What about the cranks seems crummy? I know a lot...

What about the cranks seems crummy? I know a lot of people who use origin eight components and many of them have good things to say. I was considering origin 8 as an alternative.
12-02-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Posted By Rnauth1418

I actually just laid my chain length tester on...

I actually just laid my chain length tester on the chain and realized that many of the links are severely stretched. I guess I should have test fitted the drive train with a better chain.

Just...
12-02-12, 02:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Posted By Rnauth1418

I apologize, I did say that my 1/8th chain would...

I apologize, I did say that my 1/8th chain would not fit on my 3/32 cog. I mis-spoke. Clearly. The chain should fit this. I have tried placing my 1./8 chain on my 3/32 cog and I am having an issue of...
12-02-12, 02:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Posted By Rnauth1418

Which is exactly why I am asking what the issue...

Which is exactly why I am asking what the issue is with the chain fitting with respect to the width of the cog and not in the pitch of the cog teeth. A response to why this is the case would be...
12-02-12, 01:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Posted By Rnauth1418

If you think they e over complicated then you're...

If you think they e over complicated then you're not responding to the proper points of the argument. I know that the 1/8th chain won't fit but my issue was in the pitch of the chain not the width....
12-02-12, 01:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Posted By Rnauth1418

You're again missing the point. It was to tell...

You're again missing the point. It was to tell what corrosive properties the material could have. It also helps when you're going to sand down those welds to know what you're working with.

And...
12-02-12, 01:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Posted By Rnauth1418

I don't think you read through the posts. A...

I don't think you read through the posts.

A magnet is not suffice because it does not tell you the grade of the material. This is important to know for corrosion prevention.

My response about...
12-02-12, 01:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Posted By Rnauth1418

What is being over complicated? The bike is...

What is being over complicated?

The bike is painted, and I don't have the manual anymore. The only way to truly tell the grade of a material without serious effort it to hardness test it.
12-02-12, 01:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Posted By Rnauth1418

I realized that I did not respond to the point on...

I realized that I did not respond to the point on the bike fit. I have test fitted the frame with spare components that I have and my reach, pedal stroke, seat position and seated arch are all pretty...
12-02-12, 12:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Posted By Rnauth1418

To answer a few of the points you made: 1. I...

To answer a few of the points you made:
1. I thought the bike was aluminum until I decided to do a Rockwell hardness test on it to find out how stiff the frame is. Having gotten a number that is...
12-02-12, 10:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Posted By Rnauth1418

Thanks! I totally agree. Many cyclist jump to the...

Thanks! I totally agree. Many cyclist jump to the conclusion that cheaper components are automatically worse components. The two are not mutually inclusive.
12-02-12, 10:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Posted By Rnauth1418

That's actually an excellent point. Any reputable...

That's actually an excellent point. Any reputable painters in NYC that people could suggest?
12-02-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,958
Posted By Rnauth1418

That's a really good point. The tolerance level...

That's a really good point. The tolerance level of threads would be based on what tap and dies they use. So basically it would depend on the reputation of the manufacturer. Are there any articles on...
12-02-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By Rnauth1418

Thanks for all the replies! I have already...

Thanks for all the replies!

I have already ordered a 1/8 cog for the bike to make the drive train consistent. I've only riden fixed gear once and I am just doing it to figure out if I like that...
12-02-12, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By Rnauth1418

I should have been more clear. There is no cog on...

I should have been more clear. There is no cog on the Freewheel side. In that reference I should have said the Freewheel gear instead of cog on the Freewheel side.
12-01-12, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By Rnauth1418

Flip flop hubs

Hello all,

I just bought a wheel set for my fixed gear bike build. It came with a flip flop hub. The Freewheel side has a 1/8 inch cog. The fixed gear side has a 3/32 inch cog.

Is this normal...
12-01-12, 11:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,958
Posted By Rnauth1418

Noone is really getting at the heart of the...

Noone is really getting at the heart of the issue.

What is mechanically wrong with these cranks that makes them bad? Clearly some of the models have been threaded badly, but that is most likely...
12-01-12, 11:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Posted By Rnauth1418

What's the problem with the Pacific? I haven't...

What's the problem with the Pacific? I haven't run into a single problem other than having bought a flip flop hub with a 3/32 cog rather than a 1/8th that fits my chain.

The bike has always...
11-27-12, 05:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,958
Posted By Rnauth1418

Are you referring to the sunlit cranks? Or the...

Are you referring to the sunlit cranks? Or the shimano Altus I mentioned.
11-27-12, 05:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,958
Posted By Rnauth1418

I was actually just looking at the reviews on...

I was actually just looking at the reviews on amazon as well. I'll definitely star clear. There seem to be some shimano Altus cranks for reasonable prices as well. I have used them in the past on my...
11-27-12, 05:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,958
Posted By Rnauth1418

Thanks for all the replies. I'm going to be using...

Thanks for all the replies. I'm going to be using the bike to commute with. I I have a Tomasso road bike for the weekend rides. I need something decently reliable to work with. I'm on a budget...
11-27-12, 05:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Posted By Rnauth1418

I guess a wire brush wheel on a hand drill would...

I guess a wire brush wheel on a hand drill would do well to rough the surface? I any other techniques I should try?
11-26-12, 11:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Posted By Rnauth1418

That's awesome! I thought it was required that I...

That's awesome! I thought it was required that I sand to the metal in order to get a good finish. I'm definitely willing to put the time into getting down to the metal if it's worth the better...
11-26-12, 11:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Posted By Rnauth1418

The bike has got semi-vertical dropouts....

The bike has got semi-vertical dropouts. Definitely enough to get good tension the chain. I have a wheel set with a flip flop hub (fixed and single speed freewheel). I think I'm safe as far as the...
11-26-12, 11:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,958
Posted By Rnauth1418

Sunlit cranksets

Hello all,

I am building a fixed gear on the cheap. What do people think of sunlit cranks? Specifically what do you think of the following. ...
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