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07-14-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 892
Posted By game_player_s

You've answered your own question in the first...

You've answered your own question in the first two sentences. Neither our input nor your input are are at all relevant to the party who owns and presides over the establishment in question.
07-07-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,159
Posted By merziac

I have said this before and I am going to repeat...

I have said this before and I am going to repeat it here.

As a lifelong mechanic including professionally for 25 years FoMoCo and ASE Senior Master technician, 30 years drag racing motorcycles and...
07-05-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Must have been the knobby tread. :) Really...

Must have been the knobby tread. :)

Really the key to no inflation blow offs is care. Care to fit the tire and tube WRT the rim. Care to stop the initial inflation at 10-20 PSI and check tire...
07-04-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By 76SLT

One year later, and he let me take the bike so I...

One year later, and he let me take the bike so I can restore it for him. It turned out to be a Wards Hawthorne. I'll have a more thorough look at it tomorrow to see if I can pinpoint what model but I...
07-02-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By HillRider

Your wheel size is 700c or, in ISO terms, it has...

Your wheel size is 700c or, in ISO terms, it has a bead seat diameter of 622 mm (hence the wheel label of 622 and the 25/28 is the rim width) and is almost the universal size on road and hybrid...
06-21-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,485
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep, just pretend that you're turning the bus...

Yep, just pretend that you're turning the bus left. :thumb:
06-21-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,485
Posted By _ForceD_

I wouldn't use an impact wrench. The better idea...

I wouldn't use an impact wrench. The better idea is to clamp the freewheel tool in the vise (with the business end up of course), put the freewheel onto it and use the whole wheel as your leverage....
06-16-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 622
Posted By JohnDThompson

Campagnolo type bosses are 5mm x 0.8mm thread;...

Campagnolo type bosses are 5mm x 0.8mm thread; some Shimano bosses are 4.5mm x 0.75mm thread. I doubt you could retap a 4.75 x 0.75 boss to 5 x 0.8 without problems. Shimano did make a conversion kit...
06-11-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By caloso

Same. If it was good enough for Sheldon, it is...

Same. If it was good enough for Sheldon, it is good enough for me.
06-11-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1. I almost never count links on my chain. I...

+1. I almost never count links on my chain. I take a new chain out of the box, loop it around the big ring and big cog, add 1" for good luck, and cut it.
06-11-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,510
Posted By trailangel

I was back when men were men.

I was back when men were men.
06-10-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

$50 on new pedals but not $5 on grease? ...

$50 on new pedals but not $5 on grease?

Penny wise; pound foolish.
06-10-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,350
Posted By TimothyH

I've solved this problem permanently. ...

I've solved this problem permanently.


-Tim-
06-09-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By Crankycrank

Screw the bolt all the way into the wedge then...

Screw the bolt all the way into the wedge then loosen the bolt about 1/4". Tap the head of the bolt with a rubber mallet or a steel hammer with a block of wood to protect the bolt. This will push the...
06-07-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By Skipjacks

I have selective OCD The amount I HAVE to do...

I have selective OCD

The amount I HAVE to do something is directly correlated to the amount of patience I have to deal with it at any given moment
06-05-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,586
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Whatever you use, start applying penetrating oil...

Whatever you use, start applying penetrating oil now.
06-03-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,492
Posted By Bill in VA

Every time I read a tire patch thread, I know why...

Every time I read a tire patch thread, I know why I carry a fresh patch kit but also always two new tubes in my under seat pouch. I always use the tubes. Life it too short for patching.
06-03-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,002
Posted By seedsbelize

Put it back on flat. Then pump it up.

Put it back on flat. Then pump it up.
05-28-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,492
Posted By robert schlatte

I have a supply of Rema patches and an 8oz can of...

I have a supply of Rema patches and an 8oz can of Rema vulcanizing fluid. More expensive than rubber cement or cutting pieces from an old tube but I get a lot of peace of mind :).
05-26-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By taz777

I'd just bin them and buy a new pair of socks....

I'd just bin them and buy a new pair of socks. The effort to make them look clean and white again may not be worth it.

You may have too much lube on your chain if it's getting onto your socks.
05-25-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,640
Posted By alancommike

rose garden area. 2 blocks from Pete's. They came...

rose garden area. 2 blocks from Pete's. They came back this morning for my wife's bike, but of course we had the garage door locked. Pretty darn bold. We got good pictures of the perps in the...
05-25-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By MikeyMK

Just leave them stained, they can't look any...

Just leave them stained, they can't look any worse.
05-25-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,808
Posted By wannabemekon

My 2 cents: not worth it. Bought one once at MEC,...

My 2 cents: not worth it. Bought one once at MEC, used it a few times, returned it. I prefer my pump's gauge, which is accurate enough for my purposes as far as I know! Or my thumb.
05-25-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,808
Posted By tclune

There's a huge range of acceptable tire pressures...

There's a huge range of acceptable tire pressures for your bike. The pressure gauge on the tire pump is more accurate than you need. If I fix a flat on the road, I just inflate until the tire feels...
05-25-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By spinnaker

1. Throw socks in garbage. 2. Buy new socks....

1. Throw socks in garbage.

2. Buy new socks. This time move back to black or don'[t worry about the stains. No one is looking a your feet.


I have seen my share of first world problems. ...
05-25-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By hazetguy

Buy new socks. :) Soak with with simple...

Buy new socks. :)

Soak with with simple green? Or oxy-clean?
05-24-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,270
Posted By Machka

Email notification? What email notification??? ...

Email notification? What email notification???

I turned the email notification off ages ago.

Putting a person on the ignore list means that when you read a thread, you don't see their responses...
05-24-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,270
Posted By bikeme

Just, wow.

This forum seems to have a few know-it-all, snarky bullies on it that make it unpleasant to use. It's no surprise, forums of all topics have them. In response, I will no longer engage them and...
05-21-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,373
Posted By Rollfast

I don't need to know that, I already liked them.

I don't need to know that, I already liked them.
05-20-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By Jeff Wills

I would avoid using an adjustable wrench on the...

I would avoid using an adjustable wrench on the fixed cup. It's too easy to have it slip. Use the correct wrench (a Park HCW-4 or similar) to remove it.
...
05-19-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By genxrev

What? If I donít have the right extractor I have...

What? If I donít have the right extractor I have the perfect excuse to buy more tools! 😂

Joking of course, thanks for a helpful workaround idea.
05-18-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,810
Posted By reburns

https://www.prestacycle.com/product/prestaratchet-...

https://www.prestacycle.com/product/prestaratchet-chain-accessory/

combined with the Presta ratchet and bits that I now carry instead of a combo multi tool, this really works great
05-16-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,588
Posted By bruce19

A worse idea is have a homicidal fool on your...

A worse idea is have a homicidal fool on your bike path and zero way to protect myself and gf. And, there is always the possibility of a rabid animal. Where I ride is pretty rural. Just my opinion.
05-16-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,588
Posted By mjac

No

No, wrong again. I gave an accurate and honest description of exactly what happened. You have no right to assume what my motives were. That is you're assumption based on no logic or reasoning. Do not...
05-15-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,173
Posted By richart

Aldi's Bike Stands on Sale

If anyone is looking for a reasonably priced work stand, Aldi's stores (at least those in the metro Atlanta area) have their work stands on sale starting today for $24.99. Seems very sturdy and has a...
05-13-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,133
Posted By Reynolds

I use 1/2" drive for sprocket rings and BBs, so...

I use 1/2" drive for sprocket rings and BBs, so no need for a cheaterbar (except for some rare really stubborn BB).
05-13-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,133
Posted By fietsbob

OK its a 3/8" drive 15" long breaker bar , & how...

OK its a 3/8" drive 15" long breaker bar , & how long atr 3/8" breaker bars usually?

you can get a 1/2" breaker bar & put a 1/2 to 3/8 reducer socket on it, of course..
05-10-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By arex

Well, I'm impressed. I had to get it hot...

Well, I'm impressed.

I had to get it hot enough for the sticker to discolor before the glue was soft enough to scrape off...the sticker got so soft, it still only came off a bit at a time....
05-09-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,035
Posted By mixteup

Primitive thinking is a national problem...

Primitive thinking is a national problem ............
05-07-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By bicycale

Here are the...

Here are the...
05-07-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By bicycale

Well I had to get hasty with my fix as this was...

Well I had to get hasty with my fix as this was my daily ride and the whole reason I was fooling with this bike now was because the rear derailleur housing failed causing the bike to shift badly.
...
05-07-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,319
Posted By andrewclaus

It's been mentioned already, but it bears...

It's been mentioned already, but it bears repeating. This is a brake cable, not a shifter cable (or throttle cable as the above videos refer to). I consider it a critical piece of safety equipment....
05-07-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By Prowler

Be sure to mock up your design before you commit....

Be sure to mock up your design before you commit. I have my bikes 'packed tight' like that, one level, using front wheel stands. OK for the front wheels facing outwards though you have to be...
05-06-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By The Thin Man

Try that, JoeTBM. I was hoping linking to a...

Try that, JoeTBM.
I was hoping linking to a Google Doc wasn't a problem so long as permissions were set properly. If it fails to cooperate, I can PDF it and attach it to the thread.
05-05-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By wipekitty

Update: Fixed. Silly me! I only removed half...

Update: Fixed.

Silly me! I only removed half of the bottom plate. Once I removed the hood, the rest came off and the nice grimy broken piece was right there. Shifting to the highest gear made it...
05-05-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,808
Posted By Lemond1985

I bought two of those by accident, can't figure...

I bought two of those by accident, can't figure out how to use them. When I ordered them, I thought they were a cheaper replacement for the Kool Stop tire bead jack, but they're totally different,...
Forum: Foo
05-04-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By hazetguy

May The Schwartz Be With You ...

May The Schwartz Be With You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVz1kBnIDd0
Forum: Foo
05-04-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By dynodonn

Sheese.........42 years since the initial movie's...

Sheese.........42 years since the initial movie's release. :50: and all that celebrating, spawned rise to this......... be careful what you do today, tomorrow will have paybacks. :lol:

...
Forum: Foo
05-04-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By KraneXL

And just how would you celebrate this day? Wear a...

And just how would you celebrate this day? Wear a Yoda mask?


While I'm at it,

RIP
Peter Mayhew.
05-04-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,062
Posted By Bike Gremlin

Water and, primarily, dirt intrusion is the...

Water and, primarily, dirt intrusion is the nemesis of most bicycle bearings. So in those terms, a grease being long lasting doesn't make much of a difference past a year, or two (depending on riding...
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