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08-09-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 157
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Posted By shelbyfv

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08-08-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 349
Posted By Bigbus

Too damned many!!!!! But I enjoy every one of...

Too damned many!!!!! But I enjoy every one of them :love:
08-05-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By dwmckee

I would not use petroleum jelly as it can cause...

I would not use petroleum jelly as it can cause some rubber compounds to harden or break down over time. I use the Scwwalbe tire mounting fluid and it is fantastic really for troublesome tires. It...
08-05-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By fietsbob

Hint: a QR Skewer compresses the axle, so...

Hint: a QR Skewer compresses the axle, so bearing adjustments are done in anticipation of that fact.
08-02-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 457
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

In the 52 years of riding multi geared bikes I...

In the 52 years of riding multi geared bikes I have only needed a chain tool twice. One of those times was on a tandem. I don't bother to carry one (excepting my self contained multi day tours). I...
08-02-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By madpogue

R&A - Rich & Affectatious.

R&A - Rich & Affectatious.
08-01-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 334
Posted By WizardOfBoz

The problem is that the stamp extends into the...

The problem is that the stamp extends into the steel. If you file down far enough to get rid of the indentations, you are 1) removing any anti-rust plating, and 2) possibly significantly weakening...
07-31-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By shelbyfv

This time it's easy for you, the advice is...

This time it's easy for you, the advice is unanimous.:twitchy:
07-31-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 497
Posted By shelbyfv

Sounds like interesting terrain!:thumb:

Sounds like interesting terrain!:thumb:
07-28-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,176
Posted By njlonghorn

I’m always happy to give someone a laugh, even if...

I’m always happy to give someone a laugh, even if it’s at my expense.
07-27-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 631
Posted By cyccommute

You are correct there but the difference in...

You are correct there but the difference in tension between sides on a front disc wheel are relatively small. They might even be in the error of the measurement. Thatís largely because there is a lot...
07-26-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By cpach

When was the last time you bled bike brakes? I...

When was the last time you bled bike brakes? I typically do so several times a week, and I can tell you that being able to reposition the bike somewhat is useful.

Usually you don't necessarily...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,672
Posted By FiftySix

I'm laughin' at your avatar, soldier. :D

I'm laughin' at your avatar, soldier. :D
Forum: Commuting
07-26-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,672
Posted By Germany_chris

I work for the Army Iím an 0301 which in my case...

I work for the Army Iím an 0301 which in my case equals a project manager
07-26-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 631
Posted By cyccommute

The rim flexes whether or not you are hitting...

The rim flexes whether or not you are hitting anything. Just riding it causes the rim to move up and down on the spoke. With a loose spoke the rim goes through a larger cycle. People are correct that...
07-26-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By madpogue

Have you measured the chain for wear? Is the...

Have you measured the chain for wear?

Is the wheel all the way back in the dropouts?
Forum: Commuting
07-25-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,672
Posted By Darth Lefty

Enginerd

Enginerd
07-23-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 425
Posted By HillRider

Andy, it was when we were in 8th grade. Maybe not...

Andy, it was when we were in 8th grade. Maybe not so much any more.
07-21-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By BCDrums

I had something similar at one time, but my 1990...

I had something similar at one time, but my 1990 bike has no nuts. Like our president. 🤣
07-18-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,135
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...at this point, let me interject that I...

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...at this point, let me interject that I absolutely adore the lubrication product threads on teh Biekforooms, inclusive of, but not limited to bearing grease. The unvarnished expression of...
07-18-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,135
Posted By dscheidt

Speeds and loads are very low on bike bearings. ...

Speeds and loads are very low on bike bearings. A bike going 60 mph only has 600 rpm in the hubs; the same bearing components get used in machines that spin at 10 times that, and see much higher...
07-15-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By dsbrantjr

There is no need to remove the skewer when taking...

There is no need to remove the skewer when taking off a wheel, just undo the quick release lever and perhaps back off the nut on the other end if there is not enough clearance to free the wheel. You...
07-14-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By dsbrantjr

I won't comment on the integrity of the fork, but...

I won't comment on the integrity of the fork, but having your shifters and stem move with an impact is a good thing, as it can help avoid damage or injury by moving and dissipating the force. This...
07-14-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By tomtomtom123

Internal gear hubs have a max torque/gear ratio...

Internal gear hubs have a max torque/gear ratio recommendation. I don't know what it would be for your hub but the inter8 manual says:
TO ENSURE SAFETY
For Installation to the Bicycle, and...
07-13-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,108
Posted By dsbrantjr

At some point you will become susceptible to...

At some point you will become susceptible to getting pinch flats without sufficient pressure. How about pulling a small parachute or a lawn roller behind the bike?
07-12-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,306
Posted By Gresp15C

I've done this with a triangle file. Another...

I've done this with a triangle file. Another trick is to use a regular diameter tap with the same thread pitch as a scraper when you've got it nearly all cleaned up. At most you're going to lose one...
07-11-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By dedhed

Just replace the chainrings

Just replace the chainrings
07-11-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By tyrion

I'd replace the crank with a Shimano Hollowtech...

I'd replace the crank with a Shimano Hollowtech II crank and BB because parts are easier to find. I think a 3x9 crank will work fine on your 3x8 system. Lots of those on ebay. You can often find...
07-10-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,306
Posted By WizardOfBoz

All the guys I respect say the same thing: use a...

All the guys I respect say the same thing: use a triangular file to chase just those last few threads. Start with the file in a good thread, get it up near where the crud is, then gently see if you...
07-10-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,752
Posted By wolfchild

If you were to collide with a truck parked in...

If you were to collide with a truck parked in front of you, that would be 100% your fault for not paying attention and for not thinking ahead and for not planning an evasive move....If you got hit...
07-10-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,301
Posted By shelbyfv

Random irrelevant comments, just one reason...

Random irrelevant comments, just one reason someone is on the ignore list of 90% of BFers.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By BromptonINrio

why just not to buy a new rim and replace the...

why just not to buy a new rim and replace the broken one?
07-09-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,789
Posted By dsbrantjr

Torx drive is more resistant to "cam-out" than...

Torx drive is more resistant to "cam-out" than slotted or Phillips heads, and more resistant to stripping than hex drive. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torx
I suspect that they tolerate use with...
07-08-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,803
Posted By dedhed

These days are long gone. ...

These days are long gone.


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07-08-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 871
Posted By HillRider

Anyone else remember Tom and Ray (aka...

Anyone else remember Tom and Ray (aka Click-and-Clack) on PBS's "Car Talk" with their humorous staff names at the end of the show? One was their Conservative Commentator Eileen Tudor Wright.
07-07-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,772
Posted By shelbyfv

Given your multitude of posts related to your...

Given your multitude of posts related to your lower body, it's clearly an area of exceptional interest for you. I suggest you go full Brazilian. You know that's what you want. No pics,...
07-05-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,214
Posted By mrrabbit

2 Kinds of dish for 99.9999% of the bicycles we...

2 Kinds of dish for 99.9999% of the bicycles we ride:

1. Adjective dish (appearance) caused by dual flanged hubs.
2. Verb dish (action) which is a TECHNICAL requirement for building ALL wheels....
07-05-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By mrrabbit

You should change your sig: "Your Daily Dose...

You should change your sig:

"Your Daily Dose - Common Sense Rx"

=8-)
07-05-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By cyccommute

2 psi per day is about the average for the...

2 psi per day is about the average for the diffusion rate of air out of a bicycle tube. You wonít see bubbles because the air is coming out at the molecular level through the bulk rubber. The...
07-04-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,214
Posted By ericoseveins

Shops in DC are really busy right now. In normal...

Shops in DC are really busy right now. In normal times this would be the perfect project to take on at your local bike co-op and we're lucky to have a lot of them. But the Bike House in Petworth...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,102
Posted By bampilot06

shattered my ego failing to unclip. Still...

shattered my ego failing to unclip. Still recovering from that episode. (Itís been 3 days)
07-03-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By 79pmooney

Find the reason for the flats. First find the...

Find the reason for the flats. First find the flat on the tube. The hole itself may tell you the cause, If not, match it up with the tire and rim. Look for the cause there. The causes could be...
07-03-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By MudPie

See this site for torque values...

See this site for torque values https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/torque-specifications-and-concepts

Assuming you have square taper, the recommended range is "Crank bolt (including...
07-03-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,214
Posted By thumpism

Rebuilding a wheel is not a big deal. Any...

Rebuilding a wheel is not a big deal. Any respectable shop can do that for you (don't know the going rate these days) and can recommend good spokes. Sounds like the shop you went to is not capable of...
06-26-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,638
Posted By Litespud

indeed - properly fitting an N95 for it to be...

indeed - properly fitting an N95 for it to be effective is quite an involved process, overseen by a trained fitter, involving selecting the correct mask size and painstaking checking for leaks...
06-26-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,638
Posted By Hokiedad4

If the mask has a valve in the front for...

If the mask has a valve in the front for exhaling, then it's not doing its job. The purpose of a mask is to prevent you from spreading your own infected droplets and infecting others. Masks do NOT...
06-26-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,078
Posted By wgscott

With the correct tools and knowledge, sure....

With the correct tools and knowledge, sure. Anyone capable of doing this probably wouldn't have even posted the question. But if someone is new to this (suggested by the initial description of the...
06-24-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By Bob Ross

I don't use any sealant. Inner tubes ftw!

I don't use any sealant. Inner tubes ftw!
06-24-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 272
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Don't. No one just sells a good suspension fork....

Don't. No one just sells a good suspension fork. 99% of used suspension forks are from one of these scenarios:
- a fork that sucks gets sold in order to upgrade
- a formerly good fork was never...
06-23-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By shelbyfv

So you traded your rear brake for a functioning...

So you traded your rear brake for a functioning freewheel.... Thanks for disposing of your waste oil in a responsible manner:thumb:
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