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03-02-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,744
Posted By Reynolds

I do it all myself - but my bikes are old and...

I do it all myself - but my bikes are old and simple, no CF, no electronics, no hydraulics, no suspension...
01-26-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,362
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

First- corrosion will weaken any material it...

First- corrosion will weaken any material it takes to. Second- corrosion will keep trying, like death and taxes. Third- iron oxide (rust) is not the corrosion danger that cyclists generally need to...
11-11-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,411
Posted By grizzly59

I just don't get it. I don't see tubeless or ERT...

I just don't get it. I don't see tubeless or ERT tires as being any kind of improvement over a decent tire and tube. I had a goofy flat today, a 1 1/2" drywall screw went through both sidewalls at...
11-08-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,133
Posted By Mista Sparkle

Id been meaning to make this reply! Also...

Id been meaning to make this reply!

Also made of wood.
11-01-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Dan Burkhart

if you have just the slightest bit of play (just...

if you have just the slightest bit of play (just enough to be perceptible ) you have hit the goldilocks spot for a Sturmey Archer 3 speed.That is the correct setting.
10-30-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,180
Posted By Reflector Guy

I have the same problem with joggers on the bike...

I have the same problem with joggers on the bike path. Nearly every time I am about to pass one, here comes another one (or a bike) coming towards me. All three of us meet simultaneously. Then I...
08-30-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By ShannonM

Per Saint Sheldon, British and Italian-thread...

Per Saint Sheldon, British and Italian-thread hubs will both work with ISO-threaded freewheels. Looking at the dimensions, the pitch is the same and the thread diameter is only 3 thousandths bigger....
08-25-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By cubewheels

You can "ghost pedal" at half the pedal stroke,...

You can "ghost pedal" at half the pedal stroke, beginning at the top stroke of your favorite pedaling leg. This will make a complete shift (to the next cog) with an unloaded drivetrain in just a...
08-25-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By ShannonM

Blowing a downshift under heavy uphill load is...

Blowing a downshift under heavy uphill load is the classic way to break a chain. And a rear derailleur. And other things. Not all of which are bike parts.

--Shannon
08-19-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By JohnDThompson

And new French thread bottom brackets and...

And new French thread bottom brackets and headsets are available from e.g. Velo-Orange, not to mention threadless cartridge bottom brackets that will also work.
08-10-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,285
Posted By Reynolds

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07-22-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,058
Posted By unterhausen

Bike racing is a dying sport. I always thought...

Bike racing is a dying sport. I always thought that building bikes for racers was overblown anyway. Lots of builders out there building nice bikes for people that actually pay for their bikes.
05-31-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By dedhed

More important Rule of thumb - make sure it's...

More important Rule of thumb - make sure it's long enough in the big/big so you don't rip your derailleur apart and stuff it into your wheel.
05-07-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,271
Posted By davidad

What brand of spoke are those? I can't quite make...

What brand of spoke are those? I can't quite make out the ID mark on the heads. I think you can replace the spoke and check the tension of the others. When the wheel dies replace it with one with...
03-27-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,521
Posted By JohnDThompson

For "short commutes to work" I found an old...

For "short commutes to work" I found an old Raleigh 3-speed to be just about perfect. Bomb-proof Sturmey-Archer IGH hub, "All Steel®" construction, inconspicuous enough to be left outside all day...
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