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08-05-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 348
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I use a machinist's scribe (K&D offers one). At...

I use a machinist's scribe (K&D offers one). At work we use a sharpened spoke. With a little practice one can place the nipple of the sharpened end of the tool, place the nipple into the rim's hole,...
07-18-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,746
Posted By dmark

...carrying coconuts?

...carrying coconuts?
07-18-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,746
Posted By indyfabz

African or European hill?

African or European hill?
04-27-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Al makes for a poor bearing surface. A spoke...

Al makes for a poor bearing surface. A spoke nipple that is intended to be able to be turned in the future is just a bearing that isn't yet being used. Al likes to gall when pressed hard and moved...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,644
Posted By look566 rider

Agreed! Rotate your tires! I have been...

Agreed! Rotate your tires! I have been chastised here for this statement in the past.

I am very much an astetic ninny, can't take mis-matched tires!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,644
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

When putting on a new tire, one should switch the...

When putting on a new tire, one should switch the front to the rear and put the new tiire on the front. Leaving a front on until it is worn out is a little risky as rubber does age. Put that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,644
Posted By HTupolev

The worst thing about Gatorskins is that they...

The worst thing about Gatorskins is that they last a really long time.
10-04-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,372
Posted By Iride01

Are you going to be waxing your chain and dealing...

Are you going to be waxing your chain and dealing with melted paraffin for several hours a day every day of the year?
08-26-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,759
Posted By sapporoguy

OP here. We did finish, just last week! It was...

OP here. We did finish, just last week! It was hard work but totally worth it.
Below, our finished legs:...
07-22-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,246
Posted By Metieval

Not all grease is the same, not all bearings are...

Not all grease is the same, not all bearings are equal.

I'd be curious on a no effort roll out between the 2 hubs now that you have same tires.
Even with loose ball, spanning matters greatly!
...
07-16-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,490
Posted By jccaclimber

Congratulations on a solid analysis. You're...

Congratulations on a solid analysis. You're ahead of many of the manufacturing engineers I've worked with over the years, who I've had to remind to put an indicator on and measure things. The...
07-15-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,652
Posted By Nessism

Welding or brazing, with or without lugs, doesn't...

Welding or brazing, with or without lugs, doesn't define a quality frame. It's the worksmanship that does. Lugged, fillet brazed, TIG, all are good joining methods. It's the quality of execution...
07-15-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,490
Posted By Alcanbrad

Oldacura and Carbonfiberboy, I do have already...

Oldacura and Carbonfiberboy, I do have already have the centertrack.


It's the later. The plane of the belt ring is not perpendicular to the crank axle.


So this is a good question. The...
07-15-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,652
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

[QUOTE=shahidbashir92;22143146]In the case of...

[QUOTE=shahidbashir92;22143146]In the case of bike frame lugs, the brazing is under sheer forces only - as the tubes are inserted into the lug. The joint will be as strong as the metal of which the...
07-15-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 11,288
Posted By pgjackson

The more I read some of these responses, the more...

The more I read some of these responses, the more I believe that some of you just have a shaving fetish. Nothing wrong with that if that's your thing, but grown men spending who knows how long to...
07-14-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By CliffordK

NO (well, mostly). Find a 10-speed rear...

NO (well, mostly).

Find a 10-speed rear derailleur & shifters, or upgrade everything to 11-speed.

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Bicycles/Maintenance_and_Repair/Gear-changing_Dimensions

10...
07-03-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,247
Posted By conspiratemus1

Weíve tried single side. We mounted the stokerís...

Weíve tried single side. We mounted the stokerís timing ring outboard of her largest ring so as not lose the triple chainrings. Only some cranks have enough clearance under the arm to clear the...
07-03-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Posted By Cooperator

52x11 at 90rpm gives you 33mph/54km/hr. Not...

52x11 at 90rpm gives you 33mph/54km/hr. Not sidewalk speed, but far from horrendous.
06-02-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,693
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A few comments- Common reasons for using a wheel...

A few comments- Common reasons for using a wheel truing stand are space/bike stand lacking, ease of seeing the rim and indicators and beliefs in a stand held wheel somehow the results will be better...
05-29-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By FBOATSB

That looks to be an exceptionally well made hub...

That looks to be an exceptionally well made hub to me even though I have no clue what it is. I would lace with confidence.
05-29-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By 79pmooney

Or 4X. I got 17,000 miles out a pair until I...

Or 4X. I got 17,000 miles out a pair until I wore out the sidewalls completely braking. (Sewups; not dangerous, just a very bumpy ride home!)
05-28-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Of course tandems can be much harder on wheels...

Of course tandems can be much harder on wheels (and tires & chains). But much of the wheels life will be determined by the quality of the build and the riders being supported by the wheels (actually...
Forum: Touring
05-27-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,065
Posted By PedalingWalrus

for us it is one pannier for tent, matts and...

for us it is one pannier for tent, matts and sleeping bags, one pannier for cooking and food (sort of), then each of us gets a pannier for clothes (so that is 4 panniers)

then handlebar bag and a...
05-26-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By db143

I appreciate your consideration but this has...

I appreciate your consideration but this has never happened - the stem in question is brand new nitto bough for my new bike. The peugeot's stem has only come out once for a headset overhaul and went...
05-16-21, 03:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,346
Posted By Ironfish653

I donít actually have Shimano chains on any of my...

I donít actually have Shimano chains on any of my bikes; theyíre either KMC or SRAM. No problems with Shimano cassettes/freewheels, or FSA, Suntour, or Sugino chainrings (donít have any Shimano...
05-14-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,543
Posted By keithdunlop

Nope. Just buy dark colored rags.

Nope. Just buy dark colored rags.
05-10-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Having the park tool just 20' below me in my...

Having the park tool just 20' below me in my basement and also having used a few other tools that all do the same thing I will say this is a powerful method and with great power comes great...
05-10-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,919
Posted By Barry2

If the racing bike "whizzes" by the Liv Sedona,...

If the racing bike "whizzes" by the Liv Sedona, then the Liv Sedona needs to go faster.

Tires will help. But an engine upgrade might help more.

Barry (who's bike also needs an engine upgrade)
05-07-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,152
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Wow, that's a beautiful piece of equipment. Some...

Wow, that's a beautiful piece of equipment. Some college couple should have it. I know my gf and I would have ridding the heck out of it, except it would be born for another 17 years. I'd put it up...
05-05-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,152
Posted By downtube42

If you're like me, the idea of parting it out and...

If you're like me, the idea of parting it out and the frame likely going to scrap really hurts. I'd say either donate where it will be used, or try selling it to someone who's going to ride it.

I...
05-04-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,152
Posted By LV2TNDM

Excellent question.

Either option of parting it out or selling it complete has merits. The Arai drum brake alone brings you hundreds.

But if you're on the fence about it and don't really need the $400 for the...
05-04-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,152
Posted By Leisesturm

FWIW. I met my wife in 2005 in NYC. She was a...

FWIW. I met my wife in 2005 in NYC. She was a member of Achilles and had been on tandems at the School for the Blind in the UK but never in the U.S. For our second date she suggested we check out...
05-04-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,152
Posted By jim_pridx

I also have a vintage custom tandem that gets...

I also have a vintage custom tandem that gets very little use these days, and while I spent some time last fall building it back up again - mostly for nostalgic sake - I'm also finding myself...
04-30-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

While I tend to agree with the assessment of the...

While I tend to agree with the assessment of the many inexperienced frame spreadings we see I will say that when most of the experienced people post and suggest a solution they are assuming the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,724
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If you were in an emergency (in the desert, had...

If you were in an emergency (in the desert, had no phone, etc) you could shove a folded bank note (euro, dollar, pound, etc.) to cover the gash. It could get you home, where you can then get your...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By Koyote

Placebo effect.

Placebo effect.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By znomit

I think you had a tailwind.

I think you had a tailwind.
04-27-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,720
Posted By Eddie50

The Trek T2000 frame has the bosses for rear disc...

The Trek T2000 frame has the bosses for rear disc brake, I never cared much for discs for what I used it for. Fast rides, some triathlons and mostly with light pilots (I am 155 pounds) Good caliper...
04-26-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,488
Posted By cxwrench

There are many races that don't allow radios. The...

There are many races that don't allow radios. The officials still provide time gaps to breaks though, that has always happened. For decades it was the guy on the back of the moto w/ the chalkboard.
04-23-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By cyccommute

This is a fairly easy fix. The hanger attached...

This is a fairly easy fix. The hanger attached to the frame isnít bent. The derailer itself is bent. You can see the bend in the picture below (red arrow)

...
04-22-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,683
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The prize goes to joeruge. Velox from many years...

The prize goes to joeruge. Velox from many years ago, it's been a LONG time since i patched a sew up.

Un seen is the exhaust fan where the majority of the work was done. The scotch was poured...
04-22-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By Ti473

This only works on frames that are designed for...

This only works on frames that are designed for it.

For me it's worth getting one, especially if you do long miles in the middle of nowhere. You may never need it but you'll be kicking yourself in...
04-15-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,331
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Bontrager used a few different hub designs on...

Bontrager used a few different hub designs on their branded wheels. The least expensive has has common loose ball (cup and cone) type bearings which will be adjustable and, BTW, benefit from annual...
03-20-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By woodcraft

Cut off what you don't need, even on the shorter...

Cut off what you don't need, even on the shorter one.

Those grams don't grow on trees ya know!
01-27-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,461
Posted By Leisesturm

What you are describing sounds like a biological...

What you are describing sounds like a biological impossibility. But your mind seems made up. Go for it. Upload pictures. Like I said. This is outside my expertise but ... 50 codes? I've never...
01-25-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,708
Posted By merlinextraligh

This. Tight enough that it doesnít skip, which is...

This. Tight enough that it doesnít skip, which is not that tight, and youíre good to go.
01-23-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,708
Posted By Bellman

Don't use a device of any kind - just adjust by...

Don't use a device of any kind - just adjust by feel. Back in the early days (11 years ago when we started using belts), when there was no center track, I'd set them pretty tight. Nowadays with the...
01-17-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,008
Posted By DaveSSS

The speed and distance on the computer are only...

The speed and distance on the computer are only as accurate as the value used for the tire circumference. Standard values listed for each tire size are close, but I measure the length of 3...
12-20-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,029
Posted By wtandem

I did go out and check the area of the failure....

I did go out and check the area of the failure. They do not seem very sharp. These are Zipp Firecrest 404 are yours also Zipps?
12-03-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,421
Posted By Litespud

After ~20 years of toestraps, clipless was a...

After ~20 years of toestraps, clipless was a revelation. I think it was the most significant* technological advance affecting how I cycle in ~45 years of riding. It fundamentally changed how I...
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