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12-24-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,469
Posted By FBinNY

All this back and forth about the rim/tire...

All this back and forth about the rim/tire interface may be important to those engaged in it.

However, I might point out that the OP clearly describes a tire torn from the bead wire. So, the tire...
10-13-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,723
Posted By FBinNY

The frame is never implicated in chain such...

The frame is never implicated in chain such issues, which are exclusively related to chain and sprocket factors.

However, new drivetrain virtually eliminates most of the common causes, save for a...
10-10-17, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,786
Posted By FBinNY

Longer nipples only benefit high volume producers...

Longer nipples only benefit high volume producers who want to hide the fact that the spokes are too short and don't reach fully into the heads.

Typically spokes have 10mm of thread, so if the...
Forum: Foo
08-02-17, 11:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,019
Posted By FBinNY

Whatever is closest and hopefully cleanest. It's...

Whatever is closest and hopefully cleanest. It's not the cloth per se, but the pressure applied that matters the most.
07-20-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,554
Posted By FBinNY

The easy stuff first. It doesn't matter...

The easy stuff first.

It doesn't matter which foot you put down and which you start with. Just do what's easier and more natural for you. In your case, with one leg weaker, it makes perfectly...
07-11-17, 07:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 26,927
Posted By FBinNY

You're well within an OK weight range, but need...

You're well within an OK weight range, but need to understand that it's not what you weight as much as how you ride.

Since you're near the high limit already, you'll have to "ride light". Things...
03-22-17, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,668
Posted By FBinNY

I never use published dimensions for hubs,...

I never use published dimensions for hubs, trusting nobody but my own fingers to get this data.

However, I'm fairly certain that Shimano never altered the external dimensions of Dura Ace front...
05-19-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,420
Posted By FBinNY

There's the law and there's general practice. ...

There's the law and there's general practice.

Under the law, you're only entitled to the cost of repairs or fair market value at the time of the loss -- the depreciated value -- whichever is...
04-26-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,135
Posted By FBinNY

How a bike is packed makes a significant...

How a bike is packed makes a significant difference in shipping costs.

All major carriers use "dimensional weight" using a formula (volume in inches / 166 = #s...
03-23-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,044
Posted By FBinNY

I don't usually read EVERY post in a thread. I...

I don't usually read EVERY post in a thread. I do a quick scan, and sometimes miss stuff and end up repeating prior posts. Compost happens.
12-22-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,675
Posted By FBinNY

First of all, I'm not a disc brake fan so not a...

First of all, I'm not a disc brake fan so not a likely apologist for them.

But your brakes shouldn't rub at all except when you apply them. The key is to make sure that they are perfectly squared...
10-27-15, 05:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,014
Posted By FBinNY

The steel vs. aluminum issue falls within the...

The steel vs. aluminum issue falls within the band of different, but not materially different. So don't overthink that.

As for the grips, they reduce shock and vibration, but the amount depends...
09-09-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,059
Posted By FBinNY

I know that there some who want to blame everyone...

I know that there some who want to blame everyone but the cyclist (and of course some who always blame the cyclist) But the hazard of turning vehicles is well known, and has been for a long time. ...
07-28-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,343
Posted By FBinNY

On hard surfaces, you use larger tires in back,...

On hard surfaces, you use larger tires in back, reflecting the higher axle loads.

But soft surfaces, especially loose sand, gravel or snow impose new issues. Many will go to a wider front tire,...
07-15-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,091
Posted By FBinNY

Gearing is like chain care, or wheel building,...

Gearing is like chain care, or wheel building, there's no one answer for everybody. For example I prefer touring with a triple usung a step and half separation in the middle and larger rings, with a...
06-23-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,025
Posted By FBinNY

You measure the distance between the pulleys. ...

You measure the distance between the pulleys. Shimano may have this dimension in their specs as "pulley distance" or cage length" or similar. In case it's not listed, short cages are typically 55mm...
06-22-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 24,562
Posted By FBinNY

IMO and FWIW, adding a penetrating grade of oil...

IMO and FWIW, adding a penetrating grade of oil now can't hurt and might even help. In my experience, including with wheels in Cozumel, MX which may have the most corrosive air in the world (near...
05-02-15, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,518
Posted By FBinNY

Why don't you ask the builder what he uses, so...

Why don't you ask the builder what he uses, so you'll both be on the same page when the time comes?
04-30-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,305
Posted By FBinNY

Like with just about anything the dose makes the...

Like with just about anything the dose makes the poison. If you worked in a CF factory and were cutting forks day in and day out, then there are serious health risks that need to be managed. But...
04-18-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,061
Posted By FBinNY

This is one of those "buy it if you want it" but...

This is one of those "buy it if you want it" but you probably don't need it. It's a matter of deciding what your objectives are and considering alternatives.

I've been building wheels for nearly...
04-18-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,061
Posted By FBinNY

While matching pitch can be an effective way to...

While matching pitch can be an effective way to compare spoke tensions within the same wheel, (or same flange) it's not reliable for measuring absolute tension since the pitch is a function of spoke...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,506
Posted By FBinNY

I long ago gave up on rain gear. IME - None...

I long ago gave up on rain gear. IME - None worked well enough to justify the cost. The better stuff DOES work better, but the price is also higher. My main objections for commuting purposes is...
03-28-15, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,103
Posted By FBinNY

As for the clamp, before I'd ramp up the torque...

As for the clamp, before I'd ramp up the torque I'd try to improve the traction of the parts that are slipping. If I remember correctly (If being the operative word here) this clamp worked sort of...
03-22-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,276
Posted By FBinNY

IMO buying and using a tension meter to get even...

IMO buying and using a tension meter to get even tension is a misuse of the device and may be counterproductive. That's because the most common tension meter sold has poor repeatability. That means...
03-01-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 28,865
Posted By FBinNY

FYI- roller clutches are VERY sensitive to...

FYI- roller clutches are VERY sensitive to greases and oils with too much film strength. The rollers can slip on the grease instead of turning and rolling up the ramps and wedging, as they're...
01-31-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,518
Posted By FBinNY

The case for double or triple front rings is...

The case for double or triple front rings is fairly simple. The bulk of the weight is already invested in the cassette and RD, so with all that in, leveraging it for wider gearing, with a 2nd ring...
01-12-15, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,134
Posted By FBinNY

Chasing can correct damaged threads, such as when...

Chasing can correct damaged threads, such as when there was some cross-threading. But it can't magically restore metal that's not there in a stripped thread. If it's truly stripped, such that it...
07-22-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,342
Posted By FBinNY

Don't use proofhide. It's designed to penetrate...

Don't use proofhide. It's designed to penetrate and soften leather, and can lead to the breakdown of the piston.


You don't need anything special, and aren't trying to grease or soften the...
07-15-14, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,886
Posted By FBinNY

Kittens are easy. If she tried that stunt with...

Kittens are easy. If she tried that stunt with my 12# cat, the only positive result would be that the shower rinsed all the blood down the drain.
05-16-14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,411
Posted By FBinNY

Sorry, this is a mechanic's forum, and you need...

Sorry, this is a mechanic's forum, and you need an electrician.

However based on your description, I suspect a bad contact in the lever, possibly due to some age related corrosion. I don't know...
01-31-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,303
Posted By FBinNY

Simple rule for anti-rotation washers. On hubs...

Simple rule for anti-rotation washers. On hubs where axle orientation doesn't matter, such as those with "indicator" chain control systems, any anti-rotation washer is fine. All that matters is...
11-30-13, 10:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,318
Posted By FBinNY

If anything Chain-L is stickier than T9. IMO,...

If anything Chain-L is stickier than T9. IMO, it's much stickier which is the point.

OTOH the long service life means you can wipe down the outside of the chain until it's almost dry, then...
07-06-13, 01:48 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 20,453
Posted By FBinNY

I don't know how it plays out with motorcycles,...

I don't know how it plays out with motorcycles, but try riding a bicycle 100 or more miles in an upright position, then tell me that this is more comfortable than the classic dropped bar position.
06-27-13, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,106
Posted By FBinNY

Strictly 3rh hand, but I see many threads...

Strictly 3rh hand, but I see many threads alluding to FSA crank loosening issues.

I would attribute this to spindle play, allowing the crank to rotate very slightly with respect to the spindle...
04-14-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,723
Posted By FBinNY

+1, the metric or ERTRO size tells the story. ...

+1, the metric or ERTRO size tells the story. your EA-3 tire is xx-590, mtn tires are xx-559, so you're looking at a difference in diameter of 41mm.
10-03-12, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,018
Posted By FBinNY

If there's an appliance dealer close enough, ask...

If there's an appliance dealer close enough, ask him for a refrigerator or stove box. Cut it into big sheets to make throwaway work mats. If you're a pig with oil or solvents, put a plastic drop...
02-17-12, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,399
Posted By FBinNY

+1, Campy heads are a bit smaller. When I...

+1,

Campy heads are a bit smaller. When I ran Campy's east coast service center I had a steady volume of levers sent in with the old cable jammed into the cam. it was enough that I ended up...
10-09-11, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,847
Posted By FBinNY

If the bolt ends below the depth of the slot in...

If the bolt ends below the depth of the slot in the nut section, you can remove the crank. stand a screwdriver up in a vise, and push down on the crank to keep the screwdriver in the slot while...
10-02-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 19,565
Posted By FBinNY

Poor Shimano, when they do dumb things they get...

Poor Shimano, when they do dumb things they get called out.

Compare this to Campagnolo's providing paired brakes with the rear having less leverage and claiming it improves modulation, and helps...
09-04-11, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,622
Posted By FBinNY

I stopped making those gauges 20 years ago or...

I stopped making those gauges 20 years ago or more. I can probably repair it so, send it to at

Kingsbridge Cycle
22 south 6th Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550.

No promises, but I'll fix it for...
01-21-11, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 33,003
Posted By FBinNY

The brake cables are obvious and you have the...

The brake cables are obvious and you have the basics. The gear wire is usually about as easy, but not always. Fold back the hood from the bottom about half way like rolling up shirtsleeves, to...
11-09-10, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 23,995
Posted By FBinNY

Sounds like you've either washed some grit into...

Sounds like you've either washed some grit into your chain, or possibly have a spot of rust. It's a common problem when folks wash chains but don't do a thorough job.

Before doing anything else...
08-26-10, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 25,764
Posted By FBinNY

A bit of perspective here. QRs were invented in...

A bit of perspective here. QRs were invented in the era of horizontal dropouts and have worked successfully in that application for over half a century. World champion riders using this combination...
08-02-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,454
Posted By FBinNY

It might be a replacement, but I don't think...

It might be a replacement, but I don't think it'll necessarily be an upgrade.

I'm still riding square taper for the simple reason that not one of my original cup & spindle bottom brackets ever...
07-30-10, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,264
Posted By FBinNY

I assume you have the axle out of the hub. If so...

I assume you have the axle out of the hub. If so it isn't necessary to remove the cone and you can complete the service leaving it as it is. if the issue is that the cone or axle needs to be...
03-20-10, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By FBinNY

If this is your bike, have it straightened, or...

If this is your bike, have it straightened, or continue to ride it as if the handling is OK

If it's one you're considering buying, take a pass. If a front end collision bent the fork, there's...
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