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10-04-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,130
Posted By pepperbelly

I finally had a chance to ride. The new tires are...

I finally had a chance to ride. The new tires are good so far but being narrower than the old tires the ride is a little harsher on some rough asphalt. One stretch of road is almost like chip seal....
09-28-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By 3alarmer

...believe it or not, this has already happened...

...believe it or not, this has already happened to me on teh Beikforums. There was some guy who got irritated with me in some thread, long ago, who threatened to report me and my bike co-op to the...
09-27-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By IPassGas

Thank you!

Hey…some out of the blue recognition is due! Probably stated before (my bad, I did not search).

There are quite a few people on this forum that give knowledgeable advice on every type/aspect of...
09-26-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Mr. 66

I would try size up post(s) until I get one that...

I would try size up post(s) until I get one that doesn't fit, then drop down to the one that does.
09-26-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By cyccommute

Or, even better, shouldered presta nuts...

Or, even better, shouldered presta nuts...
09-25-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By SJX426

tenrec - you can remove the levers from the base...

tenrec - you can remove the levers from the base as an individual part.
Spray with Oven Cleaner and let it sit for no more than 15 min and rinse. The anodizing will be removed.
Polish with Mothers...
09-24-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By Jeff Neese

They are most certainly not useless. I take mine...

They are most certainly not useless. I take mine off because I don't ride at night, but if you've ever come up behind a bike at night with pedal reflectors, they're actually quite effective and a...
09-24-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 462
Posted By dedhed

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help
09-23-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 193
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A properly aligned der hanger will allow the der...

A properly aligned der hanger will allow the der cage to be "in plane" with the cogs, the two pulleys will be vertically in line with the cog that is in use. When the pulleys/cage is off line the...
09-23-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Here in NYS we have the same regulations, however...

Here in NYS we have the same regulations, however most people feel that the police have more important things to do than chase reflector less cyclists.

It would be interesting to learn of this...
09-23-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By Jeff Neese

Same here in the U.S. Laws vary by state but many...

Same here in the U.S. Laws vary by state but many states even require both lights and reflectors when riding in low light conditions. Some of us don't ride at night so we take our reflectors off....
09-22-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My doing repairs is not only about ease or...

My doing repairs is not only about ease or minimum time spent. How I feel about what i do is important to me. I just like to try nondestructive methods first many times. But I am a Dr's kid, so the...
09-22-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By squirtdad

what brand of bike is this and frame material? ...

what brand of bike is this and frame material?

I am paranoid about this but have had cracked head tube with aluminum frames...

I would check those paint scratches and and make sure they are...
09-22-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By pdlamb

I don't remember who said it: The way to...

I don't remember who said it:

The way to make a small fortune with a bike shop is to start with a large fortune.
09-18-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By FBinNY

Note that the required volume isn't limited by...

Note that the required volume isn't limited by the compressor flow rate.

There's usually a storage tank, which allows a large, sustained blast, well
beyond what the compressor could deliver on my...
09-17-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By 70sSanO

Quick is really in the eye of the beholder. If...

Quick is really in the eye of the beholder. If you have nothing then being able to get some information might be quick.

Shimano docs has an archive section that provides a lot of what you want....
09-16-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By Bike Gremlin

This. Depending on the cost of your front...

This.

Depending on the cost of your front chainring/cranks (and the rear chainring), and other factors, your optimal choice may vary.

Some options:

A) Replacing in time
Replacing the chain...
09-16-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,130
Posted By FBinNY

Some hubs make nice pencil holders. Otherwise...

Some hubs make nice pencil holders. Otherwise decent raw material for creative mechanics ----- pulley or hose guide for your yard?

Rims are harder to use, though they are a great way to store...
09-16-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By oldbobcat

This is a lot of work for something so esoteric...

This is a lot of work for something so esoteric that maybe 10 in a million cyclists will have use for it. And will change every two or three years as new drivetrain "innovations" are introduced. But...
09-16-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By oldbobcat

Yes. Your right ankle passes the bare chain...

Yes. Your right ankle passes the bare chain behind the chainring twice in the 6 o'clock to 12 o'clock phase, approximately. Your pants hem probably wont get caught, but it will get greasy and worn....
09-14-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Crankycrank

Here is a good article and also a data chart for...

Here is a good article and also a data chart for rear derailleur compatibility. Compatibility [04] Rear derailleurs | BikeGremlin...
09-14-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,130
Posted By FBinNY

Since you looked, did your spoke break at a nick?...

Since you looked, did your spoke break at a nick?

In any case nicks need to be fairly significant to cause breakage and will require many miles before causing failure. OTOH - the chloride...
09-12-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 676
Posted By FBinNY

Quick. Easy, and gentle on components. ...

Quick. Easy, and gentle on components.

Jacobs chuck wedges, #6.

Fill the space with cone wrenches to get within the working range.
09-11-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By FBinNY

I've been away from here for 5 years or so. It's...

I've been away from here for 5 years or so. It's comforting to see that some things don't change.
09-11-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I opened this thread, expecting to find...

.
...I opened this thread, expecting to find some discussion about cottered cranks on bicycles. i discover it is about disc brakes on bicycles. Now I will be depressed for the rest of Sunday. :(
09-11-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Post the vid to a sharing service than give us...

Post the vid to a sharing service than give us that link by adding spaces between parts of the link and/or using "dot" or "at" instead of the symbols.

Also give us more info about the parts in...
09-10-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 442
Posted By oldbobcat

Link doesn't work. Goodbye.

Link doesn't work. Goodbye.
09-10-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 442
Posted By oldbobcat

No. Host says it's archived.

No. Host says it's archived.
09-09-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 442
Posted By Barry2

Done

Over 48 hours and not a single question answered by OP !
OP has even returned & posted in thread without addressing the questions, or time to get information together.

In Summary
OP, the help...
09-06-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll offer a reason why a wheel might be thought...

I'll offer a reason why a wheel might be thought of as out of true when transferred to another bike that has nothing to do with spokes or tires. The hub bearing adjustment might have shifted during...
09-06-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By cyccommute

Pull the rim strip and check for cracks between...

Pull the rim strip and check for cracks between the spoke holes on the inside of the rim. Wide mountain bike tires can push outward on the rim and cause it to crack. The result is a rim that seems...
09-06-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By Bike Gremlin

There should be a special place in hell for...

There should be a special place in hell for people who design internally routed cable frames.
Enjoy the simplicity of the "old tech" you have for as long as you can.

In other words: it's a bad...
09-05-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By alcjphil

I have seen so many threads on this site about...

I have seen so many threads on this site about the difficulties of dealing with internal cable routing on frames designed for it that I have lost count. You, on the other hand want to run internal...
09-05-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Apparently you didn't read the last line in post...

Apparently you didn't read the last line in post 3.
A vise grip pliers with "sharp" teeth will cut and "unwrap" a frozen nipple with ease.
09-05-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By SalsaShark

The latter.

The latter.
09-05-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By Koyote

Well, after you destroy the frame, you can buy...

Well, after you destroy the frame, you can buy one with internal cable routing.
09-05-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By cxwrench

How exactly are you planning on doing this? I'll...

How exactly are you planning on doing this? I'll just say that's it's most likely a tremendously bad idea, unless you're some sort of frame building/machining savant.
ETA: Don't be a **** when...
09-05-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By cxwrench

Wait...you want to convert a frame w/ external...

Wait...you want to convert a frame w/ external cable routing to internal? Really?
09-02-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By dedhed

Reach out to Bell as well. ...

Reach out to Bell as well.

​​​​​​https://www.thebellgarage.com/contact/
09-01-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By veganbikes

Kosher no, I don't think it has anything to do...

Kosher no, I don't think it has anything to do with Jewish Dietary Law but I can say they make tools for the purpose. A hex wrench is a tool for tightening and loosening hex bolts and those bolts are...
09-01-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By oldbobcat

The alloy Greenfield stands that most bike shops...

The alloy Greenfield stands that most bike shops sell are easily cut to size using a hacksaw or sawzall.
09-01-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By Davet

Agree with all the above….SCAM…..

Agree with all the above….SCAM…..
09-01-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By kwb377

They're "About Us" says their corporate office is...

They're "About Us" says their corporate office is in Montgomery, AL but the address is a Walmart in Las Vegas, NV, and they have a $2300 go cart listed for $93...and I gleaned all that just from the...
09-01-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By Crankycrank

That "Bell Bracer 100" can be found from many...

That "Bell Bracer 100" can be found from many places apparently so just do a search for the best price and a trusted seller.
08-31-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By oldbobcat

Random product offerings, product descriptions...

Random product offerings, product descriptions obviously cut and pasted from online sources, dubious location, apparent difficulty with language of the country they're doing business in . . . There...
08-31-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By jon c.

Their address appears to be a Wal Mart in Vegas.

Their address appears to be a Wal Mart in Vegas.
08-28-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By CliffordK

I presume the "color band" is actually a type of...

I presume the "color band" is actually a type of gasket material that is in the valve.

The chart above lists a few different types of gasket material.

I haven't paid enough attention to it to...
08-27-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 with dedhed. Bicycle tubes are at the low end...

+1 with dedhed. Bicycle tubes are at the low end of special demands for valves. Anything you find at the automotive store or ?? will be fine and also a good idea to save valves from old tubes that...
08-27-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By dedhed

Not an "expert". In the bicycle world it really...

Not an "expert".
In the bicycle world it really doesn't matter. In the vehicle world it does.
My experience has been red & black most common with red being higher temperature. The temperature...
08-26-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By bikemike73

UPDATE!!! Followed cyccomutte directions and...

UPDATE!!!

Followed cyccomutte directions and picture.

Looks and shifts great

Thank you !!! And thanks to all of you who responded!!🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲...
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