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07-27-22, 10:07 AM
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Posted By sjanzeir

Yup...

Yup (https://www.instagram.com/tv/CggX7vco-1K/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=). The Old Girl (https://www.instagram.com/tv/CggkwDyIMQR/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=) still got plenty of Le Vivre...
07-27-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7,167
Views: 975,546
Posted By sjanzeir

I passed through a town just now while I'm...

I passed through a town just now while I'm driving on a 900-mile road trip from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Amman, Jordan and found this:

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07-22-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 345,372
Posted By sjanzeir

And don't even get us started on the whole...

And don't even get us started on the whole 20"-406 vs. 20"-451 vs. 20"-451 OS thing 🫣🤬
07-21-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3,120
Views: 353,967
Posted By sjanzeir

We're also fostering mother and son Lilly and...

We're also fostering mother and son Lilly and Teddy:


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Their...
07-21-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,989
Posted By sjanzeir

Well so did I until recently 😁

Well so did I until recently 😁
07-21-22, 12:22 PM
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Views: 9,989
Posted By sjanzeir

More often than not, the progress that some of us...

More often than not, the progress that some of us like to lament really does bring actual, tangible benefits, to both us the consumers and to the manufacturers. Fortunately, this tends to be the case...
07-20-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3,120
Views: 353,967
Posted By sjanzeir

Oh yeah, poor thing is practically emaciated,...

Oh yeah, poor thing is practically emaciated, given her nursing duties and all.. We make sure she's got plenty of mother and first age food and water. We even gave her her own room (she's basically...
07-20-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3,120
Views: 353,967
Posted By sjanzeir

Goldie and her four little nuggets are our latest...

Goldie and her four little nuggets are our latest fosters. A sister-in-law found them abandoned at the very busy gate of a shopping mall here in Jeddah and called us. "Bring them over right now!" my...
07-20-22, 01:29 PM
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Views: 353,967
Posted By sjanzeir

Mars the Friendly Salamander.. ...

Mars the Friendly Salamander..

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07-20-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 345,372
Posted By sjanzeir

Google "ETRTO sizing" and save your cash. In the...

Google "ETRTO sizing" and save your cash. In the ETRTO sizing system - the more accurate one that everyone ought to be using 😁 - a 700c tire fits a 622mm wheel (that's the actual diameter of the rim,...
07-16-22, 07:58 PM
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Views: 353,967
Posted By sjanzeir

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07-16-22, 07:36 PM
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Views: 353,967
Posted By sjanzeir

Cinnamon.. ...

Cinnamon..


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07-14-22, 07:10 AM
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Posted By sjanzeir

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Waiting (https://www.bike24.com/p2474747.html) on a teensy-weensy...
07-11-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,445
Posted By sjanzeir

I'm neither nor. The freehub on my Dahon Mu is...

I'm neither nor. The freehub on my Dahon Mu is markedly louder than the ones on my other bikes, but what really made it stand out to me is just how quiet the 1990s freehub on my old Raleigh is in...
07-11-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,445
Posted By sjanzeir

With 5G and broadband fiber. The other great...

With 5G and broadband fiber. The other great thing about living here is that it's so far away from you. Have a nice day.
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07-11-22, 08:02 AM
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Views: 1,445
Posted By sjanzeir

07-06-22, 12:59 AM
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Posted By sjanzeir

Cinnamon and Mars repurpose the kitchen.. ...

Cinnamon and Mars repurpose the kitchen..


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07-05-22, 01:24 PM
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Views: 345,372
Posted By sjanzeir

More like to. I was just about done putting my...

More like to. I was just about done putting my hybridized vintage roadie back together after more than two years of the frame hanging on the wall and the parts collecting dust in a box somewhere,...
07-03-22, 07:54 AM
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Views: 353,967
Posted By sjanzeir

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07-02-22, 08:30 PM
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Posted By sjanzeir

⬆️ Looks like the kind of cat you just don't mess...

⬆️ Looks like the kind of cat you just don't mess with..


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07-02-22, 04:51 PM
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Posted By sjanzeir

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07-01-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By sjanzeir

Not sure what you mean by honking sound. What you...

Not sure what you mean by honking sound. What you need to do is shine a flashlight from the top and off the sides, have a peer at the pads and see how they hit the rotor. If you don't see any...
07-01-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 770
Posted By sjanzeir

Or, you could do like we do in the Third World...

Or, you could do like we do in the Third World and use a valve hammer. What's a valve hammer, you ask? A valve hammer is big-ass intake valve out of a big-ass construction/mining/power generation...
06-30-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 770
Posted By sjanzeir

Thank you!

Thank you!
06-30-22, 02:01 PM
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Views: 770
Posted By sjanzeir

I'm not the one who started this thread. So you...

I'm not the one who started this thread. So you might wanna have your own sanity checked.
06-30-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 770
Posted By sjanzeir

So, what is it exactly that you're mad about? Is...

So, what is it exactly that you're mad about? Is it that I'm rehashing good advice that I had been given by wise people six years ago, or that you weren't one of those people six years ago?
06-30-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,156
Posted By sjanzeir

Well, the thing is, my original issue with the...

Well, the thing is, my original issue with the V-brakes of the bike in question was one of stiffness (or lack thereof) rather than smoothness. While the front brake had adequate (if not great) feel...
06-30-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,156
Posted By sjanzeir

I already realize the difference between the...

I already realize the difference between the "V-brakes" (sometimes referred to as "pro") and "mini V-brakes." There was an in-depth discussion about leverage and mechanical advantage. When I replaced...
06-30-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,156
Posted By sjanzeir

Yeah, we, believe it or not, they exist....

Yeah, we, believe it or not, they exist. Bombshell, Box, Bullseye, and Speedline make them. Even Litepro and KCNC out of China make their own (knockoffs.)
06-30-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,156
Posted By sjanzeir

V-brakes: Are Ball Bearings Worth It?

So, I've been running these V-brakes (https://www.bikeforums.net/22539496-post23.html) with ball bearings (allegedly) for a few weeks now and they work great - definitely nicer and stiffer than the...
06-30-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 770
Posted By sjanzeir

Wise people...

Wise people (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1060866-your-advice-buying-tools.html) once told me to buy the quality tools that I specifically need for the bikes I have as and when I...
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06-30-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By sjanzeir

Thanks. We've already covered brake boosters in...

Thanks. We've already covered brake boosters in the thread I linked to earlier and I had decided that it wasn't the kind of route that I wanted to go down. I've been able to solve the problem with a...
06-28-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By sjanzeir

Spacer Material: Does It Even Matter?

So, let's say that you need to space a brake caliper away from an adapter or a mount because you'd like to use a larger rotor for whatever reason (say, from 160mm to 165mm or 170mm.) Would you rather...
06-25-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By sjanzeir

Go ahead and order a QM12 adapter and any...

Go ahead and order a QM12 adapter and any 160mm/2mm six-bolt rotor. You'll find quite a few 2mm thick rotors on eBay and elsewhere. The rotor neither needs to be Magura nor does it need to be pricy....
06-25-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By sjanzeir

The front and rear adapters may look the same but...

The front and rear adapters may look the same but they won't fit the same way. If yours are indeed the same, then check if they both say "160 F/140 R" on them. You really need to look this over...
06-25-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By sjanzeir

The pictures in his gallery show a regular...

The pictures in his gallery show a regular IS-to-PM adapter on the rear.



The QM12 is a 180mm front/160mm rotor adapter. So if you want to go ahead and use this, you're going to need to get a...
06-25-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By sjanzeir

There should be an arrow etched on the adapter....

There should be an arrow etched on the adapter. Check it out, see where it's pointing (forward or reverse) and what rotor diameters are marked on the adapter and report back (again, pictures would...
06-25-22, 04:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By sjanzeir

I have a feeling that the adapter might be on...

I have a feeling that the adapter might be on backwards, but I could be wrong. Perhaps someone else could confirm this.
06-24-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,095
Posted By sjanzeir

The ones from Icetoolz...

The ones from Icetoolz (https://www.icetoolz.com/ec99/rwd1111/product.asp?prodid=37C1&category_id=72) are nice and reasonably priced..
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06-24-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By sjanzeir

100hz is 0.0001 megahertz...

100hz is 0.0001 megahertz...
06-24-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By sjanzeir

Unless you're talking about a different MT4 than...

Unless you're talking about a different MT4 than the one listed on Magura's website, I don't see how the caliper has anything to do with the size of the wheel.

It appears that what you have is a...
06-24-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By sjanzeir

Not sure what that means, but some pictures of...

Not sure what that means, but some pictures of your actual setup might help..
06-24-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By sjanzeir

Which caliper-to-frame adapter are you using?...

Which caliper-to-frame adapter are you using? I've run into a similar issue (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1243986-upgrading-disk-brakes.html) recently that had me going into plenty of...
06-24-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 913
Posted By sjanzeir

And even if they could make one torque wrench...

And even if they could make one torque wrench that could perform accurately with that kind of range, it wouldn't be a good idea, business-wise. Because some doofus is bound to come along and place...
06-23-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,034
Posted By sjanzeir

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06-23-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,989
Posted By sjanzeir

Oh, yeah, I remember these particular ones now; I...

Oh, yeah, I remember these particular ones now; I think I have them in a wish list somewhere... I put them there because one idea I have for my old steel Raleigh is to refinish the frame in British...
06-23-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,034
Posted By sjanzeir

I wonder if one could design a simple,...

I wonder if one could design a simple, lightweight mechanism that involves the tire pump being mounted on the non-driveside seat stay, which the rider could activate with a control not unlike the...
06-23-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,989
Posted By sjanzeir

Nope. Not even in Tor. ...

Nope. Not even in Tor.


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06-23-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,989
Posted By sjanzeir

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06-23-22, 01:29 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,225
Posted By sjanzeir

Something stupid... :foo:

Something stupid... :foo:
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