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09-27-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 348
Posted By jccaclimber

Two reasons: 1. They are still quite common. ...

Two reasons:
1. They are still quite common.
2. If you donít have rim brakes, your required level of true (axial runout) is much less.

If youíre not running rim brakes then anything that doesnít...
09-26-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 348
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Replacing "a spoke"? Replace it and bring...

Replacing "a spoke"?
Replace it and bring tension up so it's true. You didn't do anything to the other spokes.

Disk brakes?
Do what you would do if you were truing it at home. Else get it good...
09-26-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 348
Posted By oldbobcat

The idea being, make it sufficiently safe and...

The idea being, make it sufficiently safe and reliable to make the next leg of the trip.
08-17-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 455
Posted By base2

Well, everyone has a time to eat a big ol' bowl...

Well, everyone has a time to eat a big ol' bowl of crow.

I think today is my day. All this time I thought U's (& BMX calipers) were long pull & just accepted things it as-is.

Time to onboard...
08-12-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By alcjphil

Those brake levers are designed for linear pull...

Those brake levers are designed for linear pull brakes. I have a Limongi that had been converted to a flat bar in the same way. Braking was awful so I converted it back to drop bar with drop bar...
08-12-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By Hiro11

700b is an obsolete, rare tire size. I'm puzzled...

700b is an obsolete, rare tire size. I'm puzzled as to how the OP found some without searcing for them deliberately. OP: stick to the six million 700c options.
08-12-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By BlazingPedals

Just to be clear, 700B is not compatible with...

Just to be clear, 700B is not compatible with 700C. The 38 is the tire's width in mm.
08-12-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By dsaul

Your 700 x 38 tires are most likely 622 x 38,...

Your 700 x 38 tires are most likely 622 x 38, with 622 being the bead seat diameter. A tire with a 635 bead seat diameter will be too large for your rims.
08-12-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By phughes

All you ever wanted to know about tire sizes. ...

All you ever wanted to know about tire sizes.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
08-10-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By KerryIrons

In the 80/20 world, I would say 80% likely that...

In the 80/20 world, I would say 80% likely that the cables have frayed and 20% likely that things are gunked up/corroded. Start with clean and lube, and you'll probably find the frayed cable when...
08-10-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,886
Posted By tomato coupe

Bad math.

Bad math.
08-10-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By pdlamb

May be time to change your cables and housings,...

May be time to change your cables and housings, or at least give the cables a light oiling.
08-08-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,308
Posted By Eric F

No. No. No. It's not only dangerous, but...

No. No. No.

It's not only dangerous, but also violation of the vehicle codes which govern how bicycles are to be operated on the roads.
08-08-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,308
Posted By genejockey

I make myself as visible as possible, with...

I make myself as visible as possible, with flashing lights front and rear, and a radar unit to inform me of vehicles approaching from the rear. I ride at a consistent, small but safe distance from...
08-08-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,308
Posted By terrymorse

Take a position in the lane where a motorist's...

Take a position in the lane where a motorist's right tire tracks. This:

is the cleanest section of road (gets swept by tires),
establishes your rightful position in the lane,
makes you...
08-08-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,308
Posted By Branko D

At first it seemed scary to ride on the main...

At first it seemed scary to ride on the main roads, but you simply get accustomed to it. Of the 35000km I've ridden over the last years, nearly all of it was in places with normal traffic.

Donít...
07-28-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,123
Posted By Troul

try A1 with a little horseradish sauce.

try A1 with a little horseradish sauce.
07-25-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By 79pmooney

Two questions: is your brake housing too short so...

Two questions: is your brake housing too short so it tends to pull the whole caliper askew? If no to that, does the brake always skew the smae, not very big amount to the same side? (If both...
07-25-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,899
Posted By Reflector Guy

Same here. I've been "profiled" a couple times,...

Same here. I've been "profiled" a couple times, and it wasn't pleasant. One time it was particularly terrifying. I'm now the total opposite of Larry.... I don't look at them and prefer they don't...
07-22-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 895
Posted By smd4

Ferris Bueller, you're my hero!:rolleyes: ...

Ferris Bueller, you're my hero!:rolleyes:

Besides, I did 121 miles one week ago in 12 hours 11 minutes with a 79 pound bike. SO THERE!
07-22-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By _ForceD_

If you havenít already, you might want to...

If you havenít already, you might want to investigate what caused this catastrophe in the first place. If, for example, it was due to the chain getting jammed somehowÖif that cause still exists the...
07-21-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,014
Posted By CAT7RDR

Cutout saddles are best for this predicament. ...

Cutout saddles are best for this predicament.
Slide forward to maximize your release area.
No lifting required. :thumb:

Glad I could contribute in a meaningful way.
07-21-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By KerryIrons

It will give you no trouble at all because there...

It will give you no trouble at all because there is no way, shape, or form for you to get that seat post into the frame.
07-20-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By davidad

The 520 has 135 spacing in the rear dropouts. Get...

The 520 has 135 spacing in the rear dropouts. Get or build a wheel with a shimano hub for long life and reliability.
07-20-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 954
Posted By dsaul

Its a fat bike, lower the tire pressure for more...

Its a fat bike, lower the tire pressure for more comfort.
07-18-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By jimc101

2005 is not vintage, just a bit old, and anything...

2005 is not vintage, just a bit old, and anything that is sold as 'vintage' is unlikely to fit (that goes for pretty much any part).

The 'Maillard ' brand is from the pre-freehub era, you may see...
07-18-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,049
Posted By Rolla

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07-18-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,833
Posted By livedarklions

That's no fun. I'd rather assume a toroidal...

That's no fun. I'd rather assume a toroidal cyclist in a blender.
07-18-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,833
Posted By tomato coupe

No. To simplify the discussion, we're only...

No. To simplify the discussion, we're only considering massless and frictionless bikes ridden in a vacuum by Vestal Virgins.
07-18-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,049
Posted By Rolla

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07-18-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,833
Posted By dmark

...carrying coconuts?

...carrying coconuts?
07-14-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,030
Posted By livedarklions

No it didn't. You just put up with its...

No it didn't. You just put up with its dysfunction longer than someone with any sense would.

You were told this bike would suck until you replaced the cassette and chain. You then proceeded to...
07-14-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,943
Posted By njkayaker

Did you ever actually take Physics 101?[/QUOTE] ...

Did you ever actually take Physics 101?[/QUOTE]
I have taken Physics 101 (and several more physics courses as well). I see nothing wrong with CheGiantForLife‘s point. If bike weight means nothing,...
07-13-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 900
Posted By cxwrench

You can burn through a set of pads in less than...

You can burn through a set of pads in less than an hour or they can last a year or more. Totally depends on conditions. It's like asking 'how long is a piece of string'?
07-13-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,387
Posted By DorkDisk

This person is either lying or is very...

This person is either lying or is very inexperienced. NDS falling off a HTII is very common.
07-13-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,387
Posted By cxwrench

Yes. No, grease should be fine. ...

Yes.

No, grease should be fine.

Normally just the NDS arm.
07-11-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,821
Posted By noimagination

Sorry, but the answer is "as clear as mud"...

Sorry, but the answer is "as clear as mud" because this is real life, and real life is complicated. The short answer to your question, "... if you think I will be faster because it's so much...
07-07-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,151
Posted By 2_i

The majority of wheels ridden with rim brakes...

The majority of wheels ridden with rim brakes never get to the point where they need to be replaced due to the rim wear. Most often they get replaced/rebuilt due to some mishap that mangles the wheel...
07-06-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,183
Posted By genejockey

Regarding whether 23s at 140 psi "work" - a lot...

Regarding whether 23s at 140 psi "work" - a lot of things "work". Carburetors and points/condenser ignition systems "work", but EFI and electronic ignition work better. Cathode ray tubes "work" as...
07-06-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,183
Posted By Rdmonster69

My bike with 32's is not a gravel bike, has drop...

My bike with 32's is not a gravel bike, has drop bars and is strictly made for the road. Also has a pretty narrow saddle and isn't an "upright fuddy duddy" by a long shot..

Have fun on your 23s. I...
07-06-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,183
Posted By livedarklions

No, and 140 is ridiculous.

No, and 140 is ridiculous.
07-05-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By bboy314

Though itís a threaded fork, the rust spot looks...

Though itís a threaded fork, the rust spot looks to me like a threadless stem was mounted to itÖ

But I would probably clean it up and chase the threads and use it (with a threaded headset and...
07-04-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,687
Posted By fishboat

Rather than use electrical tape to finish,...

Rather than use electrical tape to finish, self-sealing silicone tape yields a better looking and wearing end-wrap-finish.
07-03-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,687
Posted By Russ Roth

Personally I think the direction you went is the...

Personally I think the direction you went is the worst when it comes to the edges rolling which will result in it looking worn faster. Since I'm cheap, I'd leave it and use it as an experiment to see...
07-03-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By hhk25

Thanks a bunch for the replies. The bike is flat...

Thanks a bunch for the replies. The bike is flat bar so I can put a v-brake lever on the front. It won't match the rear brake lever but nothing on the bike is really going to match anyways. It's a...
06-29-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By base2

^^^ Agreed. What he said. All IGH's...

^^^

Agreed. What he said.

All IGH's have some cost. But, so do all the other types & styles of drivetrain as well. I've never known any of my IGH's to make a meaningful difference over my...
06-28-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By dedhed

They'll be fine on your rims. There are only a...

They'll be fine on your rims. There are only a few width sizes around for 27" (630) tires these days as it's basically an abandoned size with newer bikes being 700c (622) diameter
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 877
Posted By alcjphil

People new to group riding waste a lot of energy...

People new to group riding waste a lot of energy until they acquire the skills needed to follow wheels safely. The club I belong to always recommends that new members start with groups that ride at...
Forum: Introductions
06-27-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By cb400bill

Nothing to look at here. Move along, move along. ...

Nothing to look at here. Move along, move along.


Thread closed.
06-27-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 856
Posted By phughes

I thin we need a 50 meter hurdle event for bikes.

I thin we need a 50 meter hurdle event for bikes.
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