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08-24-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Pop N Wood

Build a separate bike shed.

Build a separate bike shed.
08-23-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By Bianchi84

Enjoy the bike, and congratulations on giving the...

Enjoy the bike, and congratulations on giving the other a second life with your neighbor.
I know Drive-side is correct, but those front-wheel spoke decorations need to be facing the same way so we...
08-22-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By UnderDawgAl

Thanks to Park Tool for making me into a home mechanic

When everything locked down in early Spring, I took the chance to overhaul my son's Giant BMX bike (free from a neighbor) and my daughter's dept store Princess Pink special on 16" wheels (free from a...
08-22-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By John E

OK, pretty basic low-end, but it is disgusting...

OK, pretty basic low-end, but it is disgusting that we live in a society in which perfectly serviceable bicycles, appliances, furniture, etc. are considered expendable. When I worked at Bikecology,...
08-22-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By T-Mar

The Savoy bicycles I've seen have been a sister...

The Savoy bicycles I've seen have been a sister brand to Royce Union. Some of them even mentioned Union Cycle on the head badge. Like Royce Union, I've seen Savoy that were manufactured in Holland,...
08-19-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,750
Posted By headwind15

As A bicycle store owner/ mechanic for over 12...

As A bicycle store owner/ mechanic for over 12 years, I find the term "a different rear sprocket to move the gears more correctly" disturbing. The mechanic is making up this terminology up. ...
08-18-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,750
Posted By SurferRosa

Buy $100 worth of tools and do all the work...

Buy $100 worth of tools and do all the work yourself. Old bikes are super easy to work on ... unless they're ancient or French.
08-02-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By canopus

Looks like a 34 large cog in the rear... and a 7s...

Looks like a 34 large cog in the rear... and a 7s freewheel. Is it a 34t cog? Is it friction or indexed? It looks like the derailleur can't handle the cog. Looks like the wheel is shoved all the...
08-02-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By andrewclaus

There are three possible problems: shifter,...

There are three possible problems: shifter, cable, or derailleur. I like to disconnect the cable from the derailleur and inspect each area separately.

You can check the derailleur by itself by...
07-31-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,820
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I’m not sure if could ride in a group because...

I’m not sure if could ride in a group because after 25 years of cycling I have always been a solo rider. I guess I ride to get away from people. Zoning out at my own pace and losing sense of time...
07-29-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By dwsmartins

Sure! Heavy downhill rims, wide 2.3” tires, 36...

Sure! Heavy downhill rims, wide 2.3” tires, 36 (per wheel) stainless steel spokes with brass nipples are on my wheels. The hubs are cheap Shimano HB-RM40/FH-RM30-8, but that’s the best I’ve found...
07-29-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By dwsmartins

Don’t worry, we’ve all done that one moment or...

Don’t worry, we’ve all done that one moment or another, and I mean both the cascade and the joy of repairing an old bike.

Back in October 2019 (looks so long ago with this dreadfull social...
07-28-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Pop N Wood

The only thing that makes me happier than...

The only thing that makes me happier than upgrading bikes is riding them. You are in a good place.

I even love it when stuff breaks. Gives me an excuse to get something better.
07-28-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By dsbrantjr

The top pulley on the derailleur is the guide...

The top pulley on the derailleur is the guide pulley, the bottom one is the jockey pulley/wheel. https://www.bicycling.com/repair/a20010331/bike-repair-3/
06-30-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,010
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I was personally the first to crack. That...

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...I was personally the first to crack. That woman needs to get in line.
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