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05-09-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By tubesocksFred

These mounts are usually made for modern...

These mounts are usually made for modern oversized handlebars, which is 31.8mm. You seem to have a 25.4mm size, thus the included rubber pad is nowhere thick enough.
05-02-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By tubesocksFred

All you have to do paste the title of the article...

All you have to do paste the title of the article in goog1e and you can click the article without encountering a paywall. That is how goog1e gets them, "Use me to have your article noticed (and I...
05-02-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By tubesocksFred

At least its made out of metal. I ordered...

At least its made out of metal. I ordered Bryton's own mount as an add-on when getting my Bryton computer. That mount snapped at the hinge when I tried to install it. Maybe I was suppose to use...
04-29-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By tubesocksFred

Bryton Rider 420 waypoints interfering with turn by turn guidance.

I've decided to bike commute to work since we were told to start getting ready to head back to the office. I've taken the 20 mile commute. I used g00gle nav to listen to its guidance through...
04-27-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 279,962
Posted By tubesocksFred

I was ready to get Stans or the orange stuff as...

I was ready to get Stans or the orange stuff as preventive measures since I don't think I ever want to sew up another tubular (which I frequently did before the invention of sealants). Then I came...
04-26-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 279,962
Posted By tubesocksFred

Anybody tried or use Flat Attack sealant? I got...

Anybody tried or use Flat Attack sealant? I got some Tufo tubs to replace all the dry rotted ones I had in which a couple exploded on me. I see alot of talk on Stans or Tufo sealant, but from what...
04-08-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 279,962
Posted By tubesocksFred

During the Pandemic, I tried to revive my old...

During the Pandemic, I tried to revive my old racing bike, where I only had tubular wheels. Not being able to find enough working tires in my big set of spares (almost all had punctures), I decided...
10-03-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By tubesocksFred

Yeah, I got a folding bike which I rode daily for...

Yeah, I got a folding bike which I rode daily for the first half of this year, a small mtn bike which I changed the components so it fits me like a road bike, which I rode all last year after the...
10-02-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By tubesocksFred

I went to the local Shimano dealer and with just...

I went to the local Shimano dealer and with just a couple of attempt at shifting, said it definitely is broken, but they don't know what I want them to do. I guess they never dealt with such...
10-01-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By tubesocksFred

Non serviceable miniature parts pretty much means...

Non serviceable miniature parts pretty much means most maintenance has to be done by the LBS. I haven't regularly worked on bikes in ages, but my last setup, a bike w/super record grouppo were 100%...
09-30-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By tubesocksFred

It is weird that it happened consistently after I...

It is weird that it happened consistently after I thoroughly sprayed the WD40. Maybe beforehand, the grease was holding it in place or allowing it to stick back to the gears?
09-30-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By tubesocksFred

The bike has limited dealer support, thus I was...

The bike has limited dealer support, thus I was told to reach out to Shimano for parts warranty. Shimano told me I can go to any of their dealer to assess the part in question and have the part...
09-30-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By tubesocksFred

Shimano Sora STI front shifter only shift when bike is upside down

I've been riding my Shimano STI equipped bike for 4 months. Around a month ago, the front shifter intermittently won't click and change to the small chainring. I sprayed a little bit of lubricant...
Forum: Northeast
08-31-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,522
Posted By tubesocksFred

Haven't visited this forum in ages, since I have...

Haven't visited this forum in ages, since I have been WFH and am in the outer boroughs with no access to citibike. Glad it is taking off. Not sure how the bike lanes are being maintained, but the...
07-01-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By tubesocksFred

As far as I remember, I was riding/racing with...

As far as I remember, I was riding/racing with this setup until I stopped riding it decades ago and it just got left behind in my parent's garage. I can't remember the exact reason for this setup,...
07-01-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By tubesocksFred

Its not bent, its just proximity of the camera to...

Its not bent, its just proximity of the camera to the freewheel, causing the side of the subject to flare outward.
06-30-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By tubesocksFred

I see all the cogs type are correct, and...

I see all the cogs type are correct, and according to this image, the black 'spacer' is not a spacer at all, but the only ring that is the body of the freewheel itself (between cog B6 and A2):


...
06-29-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By tubesocksFred

Sedisport chain skipping on Regina 7 spd freewheel

I haven't touch my old road bikes for ages, mainly due to only having tubular wheels, and I did not feel like patching any of the 20 or so tubular tires I had that were punctured. I recently got one...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 26,513
Posted By tubesocksFred

Thanks, that 54t chainring looks interesting. It...

Thanks, that 54t chainring looks interesting. It pretty much pushes every existing gear one gear higher. I probably will still have to pull the chain tighter on the chainring to see if I can get a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 26,513
Posted By tubesocksFred

Any long term issues with the bike? I got a...

Any long term issues with the bike? I got a Liberte last july which did not track straight, then eventually got one that tracked perfectly in Aug. The wife rode around 20-30 miles a day until...
09-06-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By tubesocksFred

I just hodge podge this whole bike (a 20" full...

I just hodge podge this whole bike (a 20" full suspension bike) because that was all I had around during the start of the shelter (and work) at home where my normal daily 35 or so miles on a citibike...
09-05-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By tubesocksFred

Different bearing size between left and right side of square taper bb

I've dug up an old POS full suspension bike and put just enough into it so I can ride it. The 36 teeth chainring was too slow so I tore off the crank from my old split in half cyclocross bike w/2...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,944
Posted By tubesocksFred

I got another Zozzi Liberte and it rides a world...

I got another Zozzi Liberte and it rides a world of difference. Riding it with hands on is just like a regular bike, where I can just rest the palm on the handlebar instead of having to grip it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,944
Posted By tubesocksFred

I did read that thread, which is where I see the...

I did read that thread, which is where I see the owner of the cracked frame thanking the bike for providing so much enjoyment, and it is probably his fault. The owner of that bike company was asking...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,944
Posted By tubesocksFred

I tried riding in all directions on the straight...

I tried riding in all directions on the straight path I usually ride, usually to offset crosswinds, and in empty parking lots so that I can have as wide a path as I need. I have a 20" mtn bike that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,944
Posted By tubesocksFred

This wasn't whether I can ride no-handed. It is...

This wasn't whether I can ride no-handed. It is as soon as I open my palm while it still hovering right above the handlebar grips, the bike veers very quickly to the right to the point I have to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,944
Posted By tubesocksFred

They said the bike is not intended to be ridden...

They said the bike is not intended to be ridden hands free, and their limited lifetime frame warranty seems to indicate it is to be free of defects in materials and workmanship. I presume it falls...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,549
Posted By tubesocksFred

A stem with fore/aft adjustment. There might be...

A stem with fore/aft adjustment. There might be folders out there that offers that ability, but the vast majority seem to have a stem that goes straight up, and assume ever rider has the same upper...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,944
Posted By tubesocksFred

Since there is only one size to make, tooling...

Since there is only one size to make, tooling cost is less. The only issue I thought there would be is when the separated parts are joined together via hinges and whether they would still maintain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,944
Posted By tubesocksFred

I know about adding mass. When I ride citibike...

I know about adding mass. When I ride citibike and strap my laptop bag to the front basket, the handling becomes so heavy and when I ride with no hands (on the 10% of bikes that actually tracks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,944
Posted By tubesocksFred

I presumed it isn't on a rock bottom price tier,...

I presumed it isn't on a rock bottom price tier, nor do I think they are rebranded bikes from China like what I think some other brands do, given how drastically different one model looks from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,944
Posted By tubesocksFred

My wife doesn't dare to ride even with one hand...

My wife doesn't dare to ride even with one hand (to wipe sweat, grab a drink, etc) because the bike will veer to the right and its a constant balancing act to keep the bike straight. When I ride it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,944
Posted By tubesocksFred

If it is a mechanical issue (due to a component),...

If it is a mechanical issue (due to a component), I wouldn't worry as much since things could be adjusted or replaced for it to be back to original spec. This issue is on the base frame, which could...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,437
Posted By tubesocksFred

I did rotate the front wheel to the other side to...

I did rotate the front wheel to the other side to test its dishing and ride, so rode it both ways. I have another thread where I had pictures of the fork/seatpost (seattube)/headtube alignment, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,944
Posted By tubesocksFred

That's what the mfg told me, to return if not...

That's what the mfg told me, to return if not satisfied. My wife would be out of a bike to ride.

I assume since the front and rear of the bike are separate parts of the frame, only bolted...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,437
Posted By tubesocksFred

Its not that I insist on riding hands free, but...

Its not that I insist on riding hands free, but in attempting that, I noticed it veers to the right, and the only way for it to track straight is for me to shift my weight to the left or offset the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,437
Posted By tubesocksFred

Have you tried to ride it with no hands? I tried...

Have you tried to ride it with no hands? I tried on mine and it veers quite quickly to the right. I first had to shift my weight to the left side of the seat in order to do it, then I mounted my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 26,513
Posted By tubesocksFred

Any one of you guys with the Liberte tried to...

Any one of you guys with the Liberte tried to ride it with no hands? I tried on mine and it veers quite quickly to the right. I first had to shift my weight to the left side of the seat in order to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,944
Posted By tubesocksFred

My new Zozzi Liberte steers to the right.

I recently got a Zozzi Liberte folding bike for my wife to ride. I assembled it and took it out for a test ride. Besides having trouble riding with one hand off the bars (something I assumed to be...
Forum: Northeast
07-05-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,522
Posted By tubesocksFred

I am thinking whether I will renew my membership...

I am thinking whether I will renew my membership after this one expires (although I still got a few gift memberships yet to be used). I've been working from home far from where there are citibike...
06-26-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,339
Posted By tubesocksFred

I want it to be destroyed, so I can upgrade to a...

I want it to be destroyed, so I can upgrade to a real one, but then the whole interoperability of components between different grouppos requires alot more looking into.
06-26-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,339
Posted By tubesocksFred

But if I went out and bought the claw hanger...

But if I went out and bought the claw hanger version, and mount it on the dropout, then the pivot bolt would line right around where the rear hanger would be. So if I mount the standard mount like...
06-25-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,339
Posted By tubesocksFred

The Tourney derailleur comes in with either a...

The Tourney derailleur comes in with either a claw hanger or standard mount:

Claw hanger:...
06-25-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,339
Posted By tubesocksFred

Yeah, the pix on the left says "NO", which is...

Yeah, the pix on the left says "NO", which is don't mount a claw hanger DR on a built in hanger. But that is what the mfg installed derailleur did on the top picture, albeit the derailleur has a...
06-25-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,339
Posted By tubesocksFred

Can I remove the Shimano Tourney's stamped hanger and mount it directly?

Hi,

I was going to get a low end bike for someone, which has a Shimano Tourney A070 rear derailleur. I noticed it has an extra stamped link that looks like a b-link, which is used to extend the...
Forum: Northeast
06-22-20, 01:38 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,522
Posted By tubesocksFred

I encountered quite a few of those during the...

I encountered quite a few of those during the extremely cold winter days, and the S/A bikes were not available.



I almost always pick a S/A bike if it is available. I remember when spring was...
Forum: Northeast
04-26-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,522
Posted By tubesocksFred

Yeah, I had the rest of my monthly pass, which I...

Yeah, I had the rest of my monthly pass, which I could have taken to they city in order to ride the citibike, but Hizonnor told everyone to shelter at home and only essential workers come out. I...
Forum: Northeast
04-24-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,522
Posted By tubesocksFred

I live outside of manhattan, so I can't get to...

I live outside of manhattan, so I can't get to the city to ride the bikes. I was going to do that when we were told to wfh and I had 20 days of my monthly train pass left. But soon after that, the...
Forum: Northeast
04-21-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,522
Posted By tubesocksFred

I recently noticed someone with a citibike along...

I recently noticed someone with a citibike along with others that had regular bikes in the Fort Totten area in northeast Queens. I was going to look and ask the person about it but I was on foot and...
Forum: Northeast
01-28-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,522
Posted By tubesocksFred

I wasn't trying to compare rides, but suggesting...

I wasn't trying to compare rides, but suggesting the best way to go even farther beyond the farthest station is to reset the timer at the that station, ride as far away from it for 20 min or so, then...
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