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07-22-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,544
Posted By wle

AND you don't have to back and pick up something...

AND you don't have to back and pick up something in your car (an old dirty worn out bike)

wle
07-22-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,544
Posted By wle

also - "listing for sale" is not the same as...

also - "listing for sale" is not the same as "selling the bike"

wle
07-22-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,544
Posted By wle

i've bought a lot of cannondale and japanese...

i've bought a lot of cannondale and japanese schwinns for $20 and later sold without too much work for $175 or so
does that count?

they all seemed to be 56cm
wle
06-24-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,031
Posted By wle

just use it, usually it;s fine

just use it, usually it;s fine
06-24-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,001
Posted By wle

cup/cone wheel bearings, disassembly(all the...

cup/cone wheel bearings, disassembly(all the grease and dirt), cone adjustment (fussiness)
06-24-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,579
Posted By wle

you've got to reboot windows and update your...

you've got to reboot windows and update your drivers
06-24-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,171
Posted By wle

unpainted purple blue white it depends.

unpainted
purple
blue
white
it depends.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,164
Posted By wle

w i n d

finally - someone said the obvious - WIND
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,704
Posted By wle

(replying to myself) ".... that will be $2...

(replying to myself)

".... that will be $2 please ... " [since you are only inspecting for outwardly visible problems]

wle
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,704
Posted By wle

I'd just say " i could only really tell you if it...

I'd just say " i could only really tell you if it was not OK - even if it looks OK, i still can't really say it is. "

wle
06-03-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,481
Posted By wle

except for the sun, it doesn;t really matter ...

except for the sun, it doesn;t really matter
early morning means more humidity
(unless some new drier air blows in to change it)

wle
05-06-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,171
Posted By wle

I'm in Georgia, I can tell you no one cares about...

I'm in Georgia, I can tell you no one cares about fixies and brakes, unless say you hurt someone, then they might look into what else you did wrong.

wle
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-15, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By wle

i think you meant 'gain ratio' instead of 'gear...

i think you meant 'gain ratio' instead of 'gear ratio', but i still get the point
a gear ratio of 1:1 is a gain ratio of about 2 with 170mm cranks and 700c wheels
[since pedal circle is about half...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-15, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By wle

i think i thought of another problem.. step...

i think i thought of another problem..
step lengths vary for conditions and different people
going up a hill, you take shorter steps, and your cadence may drop also

what i am starting to see is,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-15, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By wle

gain ratio of just walking

how does the gain ratio thing, by sheldon brown, for bikes, compare to walking?

he says if your crank size is equal to wheel size, and gearing is 1:1, that that is "gain ratio = 1"

i THINK he...
05-08-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By wle

thanks, exactly what i needed to know, plus...

thanks, exactly what i needed to know, plus wanted to hear :)
wle
05-08-15, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By wle

spacers, how do i know if i need them? wle

spacers, how do i know if i need them?

wle
05-04-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By wle

right ok thanks everyone tiagra BB for $15 ...

right
ok
thanks everyone
tiagra BB for $15
BB tool from bikehand for $13
crankset used for $5

bonus, the BB and chainrings were worn anyway!
had 48,000 miles plus, on both
05-04-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By wle

no paint, oddly the frame is naked aluminum, GT...

no paint, oddly the frame is naked aluminum, GT idea i guess

what would happen if i tried not getting it faced, and it actually needed to be...?

wle
05-04-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By wle

yeah i bought cranks used, is why i am confused ...

yeah i bought cranks used, is why i am confused
bearings prob stayed in a bike somewhere
it is 50/34T

wle
05-04-15, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By wle

yes i already have the cranks. bike has old...

yes i already have the cranks.
bike has old square taper BB as i listed, english 68mm
think i need
external BB for hollowtech
tool for hollowtech
face the BB shell
(already have tools to get...
05-04-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By wle

yeah i bought cranks used, is why i am confused ...

yeah i bought cranks used, is why i am confused
bearings prob stayed in a bike somewhere
it is 50/34T

wle
05-04-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By wle

i think i also have to have the shell machined...

i think i also have to have the shell machined for flat/parallelness, right?

wle
05-04-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By wle

you are right, i will edit orig post... wle

you are right, i will edit orig post...
wle
05-04-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By wle

old frame, want to fit octalink / compact cranks

so

old bike
gt road bike, probably an 'edge'
1998 or 1999

(EDIT - correction, the new cranks are not octalink, they are hollowtech..)

i acquired some compact cranks
shimano FC-R700
Forum: Commuting
09-26-14, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,560
Posted By wle

also ask yourself, are bike thieves likely to be...

also ask yourself, are bike thieves likely to be trolling here?
why would this be prime territory for them?

i leave my bike unlocked if i am somewhere where i expect no bike thieves
thrift store...
06-06-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,695
Posted By wle

actually i don't even GO to a ''coffee shop'' ...

actually i don't even GO to a ''coffee shop''

and all i have is a 45,000 mile bike i paid $375 for, 13 years ago..

wle
06-06-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,695
Posted By wle

so you would just leave it leaning on a chair, in...

so you would just leave it leaning on a chair, in a 400 sq foot coffee shop?

expensive damage possible to:
frame [carbon fiber - scratches weaken it]
finish [nah - who cares about finish on a ...
06-06-14, 09:11 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,695
Posted By wle

if the store is small they may object i usually...

if the store is small they may object
i usually take it into stores that have a big shopping cart storage area up front
usually there is room

a coffee shop - what if someone knocked it over?...
06-06-14, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,043
Posted By wle

2 things: a. the head shock can sort of...

2 things:

a. the head shock can sort of knock out short term memories

b. before you fell, you were not expecting anything to happen so you were not TRYING to remember it, like you might have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-14, 07:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,380
Posted By wle

re the vader - it looks great, price == dirt...

re the vader - it looks great, price == dirt cheap!

wle
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,380
Posted By wle

what would be the *downside* of trying channeled...

what would be the *downside* of trying channeled though?
they can;t possibly be any worse than flat

wle
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By wle

true.. i forget my mantra: "i am not...

true..

i forget my mantra: "i am not racing.. 99% of everything doesn;t matter..''

wle
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-14, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By wle

why wouldn;t it work that way? there are only 2...

why wouldn;t it work that way?
there are only 2 events happening that might trigger a new average calculation
either the wheel completes a revolution OR a time period passes

if it is using time...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By wle

yeah 2 college degrees in engineering and i can;t...

yeah 2 college degrees in engineering and i can;t figure out that the speed is going down but i am not
this is a wired cateye
works great except for this bug
wle
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-14, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By wle

interestingly, they do have a fundamental error ...

interestingly, they do have a fundamental error

they sample every X seconds, call it 10 for instance

so at sample time the wheel[magnet] can be anywhere, including JUST ABOUT TO go past the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,307
Posted By wle

wle so this contradicts the ''there is...

wle

so this contradicts the ''there is something wrong with your pump'' theory..
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,307
Posted By wle

i am using a floor pump. not sure what makes...

i am using a floor pump.
not sure what makes anyone assume otherwise.
wle
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-14, 06:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,307
Posted By wle

formula, is that a joke?

formula, is that a joke?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,307
Posted By wle

Pressure gauge on pump, what is it really saying?

simple question
i'm sure there will be raging flames and controversy
but
here goes
assume presta valve and pump

you know how the pressure goes up, then back down, for each stroke?

which one...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-14, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By wle

ok i done done that i tink wle fixed it ...

ok i done done that
i tink
wle

fixed it
hanger was slightly loose
wle
fixed it
hanger was slightly loose
wle
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-14, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By wle

fixed it hanger was slightly loose wle

fixed it
hanger was slightly loose
wle
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By wle

loose why does everyone keep replying bent?

loose
why does everyone keep replying bent?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,348
Posted By wle

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20140...

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20140410120019AAA8cBv



yahoo cycling answers


where the big boys at!!

ya baby
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By wle

actually it was 'hanger slightly loose' wle

actually it was 'hanger slightly loose'
wle
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By wle

so what it was, was the hanger was loose a little...

so what it was, was the hanger was loose a little
it was because of a repair i had made
tolerances slightly out before when i got a new hanger
i had used aluminum metal tape to add a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-14, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By wle

k that could be i will try to make it more...

k
that could be
i will try to make it more straighterer and see what happens
then maybe buy a new hanger
wle
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By wle

i understand limits, as far as i know it isn;t...

i understand limits, as far as i know it isn;t that

wle
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-14, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By wle

yeah i thought that was (cable attached wrong...

yeah i thought that was (cable attached wrong point) what it was but it wasn;t
i will try it in the ''other place'' to see if i am still wrong
wle
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-14, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By wle

yes it does go up and down it;s just the...

yes it does go up and down
it;s just the indexing that is off and can;t be set for the whole range
can be correct for either the bigs or the littles but not all
wle
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