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06-30-17, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Steev

If the creak only occurs when changing the...

If the creak only occurs when changing the direction of the applied pedaling force, I'd be checking chain-ring bolts or cog tightness.
01-18-17, 06:50 AM
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Posted By Steev

I'm in Canada and it was 20 years ago, but if you...

I'm in Canada and it was 20 years ago, but if you wanted a temporary working visa for Australia you had to be under a certain age, twenty something I think. There were some areas that ran on...
09-17-15, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,696
Posted By Steev

Undo the lock ring (reverse threaded), undo the...

Undo the lock ring (reverse threaded), undo the fixed cog. Thread on a freewheel.
08-07-15, 04:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,365
Posted By Steev

When a tire is getting worn out, one sign of that...

When a tire is getting worn out, one sign of that can be repeated punctures, simply because there is not enough rubber left to stop road crap. Don't use the condition of the front to gauge the...
07-31-15, 06:02 AM
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Views: 34,422
Posted By Steev

I haven't tried with my 520's but I did a...

I haven't tried with my 520's but I did a re-build on some used 747's I picked up many years ago. The axle parts look the same. I had to borrow the little plastic tool from my LBS because they didn't...
07-31-15, 05:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,945
Posted By Steev

Hmmm, I wonder if "The pedal has a little bit of...

Hmmm, I wonder if "The pedal has a little bit of lag" the OP is talking about is a loose cog and lock ring?
07-17-15, 04:48 AM
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Posted By Steev

Mmmm, looks tasty. I miss the cherries on the...

Mmmm, looks tasty. I miss the cherries on the west coast.
06-19-15, 04:43 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 112,104
Posted By Steev

Just replace it.

Just replace it.
05-11-15, 05:46 AM
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Views: 129,998
Posted By Steev

Says CAAD10 right on the seat stay.

Says CAAD10 right on the seat stay.
04-09-15, 06:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,780
Posted By Steev

Wabi has a good reputation for customer service....

Wabi has a good reputation for customer service. Why don't you talk to them about your sizing?
02-27-15, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By Steev

I would not trust hot glue to keep it together...

I would not trust hot glue to keep it together against the vibrations of riding. You need some mechanical support/fastening.
02-19-15, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By Steev

If you're looking at 29er wheels, be sure to get...

If you're looking at 29er wheels, be sure to get the correct axle type for the fork you purchased. Most 29er will be using 15mm through-axles.
02-14-15, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By Steev

Why are you guessing the size of the frame you...

Why are you guessing the size of the frame you have in your possession? Measure it.
02-12-15, 06:38 AM
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Posted By Steev

The place your sit bones sit on.

The place your sit bones sit on.
11-12-14, 06:37 AM
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Posted By Steev

Do you adequate pressure in your front tire?

Do you adequate pressure in your front tire?
11-12-14, 06:32 AM
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Posted By Steev

Actually, it varies by province. BC has a day...

Actually, it varies by province. BC has a day off, Ontario, it's only people in federally adminstered places. Haven't lived in any province so I don't know what the rest do.
10-01-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By Steev

We can't help with so little information. ...

We can't help with so little information.
Perhaps you could tell us what bike, what components?.
A picture of your chainline would also help.
09-19-14, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,326
Posted By Steev

Bees maybe?

Bees maybe?
09-16-14, 05:12 AM
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Views: 112,104
Posted By Steev

If you took out one full link, the axle should...

If you took out one full link, the axle should have moved forward in the drop-outs about 1/2". What sort of drop-outs do you have that you went from hanging loose to way too tight with one link...
09-11-14, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Steev

Huh? Your location says Southwestern, Ontario....

Huh? Your location says Southwestern, Ontario. How do you have a congressman in a country with no congress?
09-09-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Steev

Measure your current chainline before you do...

Measure your current chainline before you do anything. You may not have to change the dish at all.
09-03-14, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By Steev

The most likely reason for feeling a lump in the...

The most likely reason for feeling a lump in the tire is how the bead is seated to the rim. Particularly, where the valve stem is. When installing the tire, the valve stem is pushed back into the...
09-03-14, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By Steev

The 23 or 25 measurement is the nominal width of...

The 23 or 25 measurement is the nominal width of the tire. Tires rarely measure out to their nominal width. 2mm is 0.078". You will barely notice a difference.
For that small of a change there is no...
08-25-14, 05:23 AM
Replies: 24,486
Views: 1,950,495
Posted By Steev

Looks to me like a mis-aligned brake pad dragging...

Looks to me like a mis-aligned brake pad dragging on the sidewall.
08-05-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,489
Posted By Steev

3 pages of flat pedals to browse, some thinner...

3 pages of flat pedals to browse, some thinner than others.
Flat Pedals | Chain Reaction Cycles (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ca/en/pedals/flat-pedals)
08-05-14, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By Steev

Front Freewheel System. A Shimano dud. The idea...

Front Freewheel System. A Shimano dud. The idea was that the freewheel mechanism was in the crank so that the chain was always moving and gears could be shifted while coasting.
08-04-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By Steev

This page offers all the information you could...

This page offers all the information you could need.
Singlespeed Bicycle Conversions (http://sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html)
08-04-14, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,307
Posted By Steev

I think you need two teeth to equal a 1/2 link,...

I think you need two teeth to equal a 1/2 link, because the chain only goes around half the chainring. Mind this is an estimate because it's not exactly half the chain ring that the chain sits on.
08-03-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Steev

You could always swap out the fork, stem and...

You could always swap out the fork, stem and headset of a belt drive frame.
07-26-14, 05:50 AM
Replies: 24,486
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Posted By Steev

Signs are only any good if people obey them.

Signs are only any good if people obey them.
07-18-14, 09:45 AM
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Views: 219,057
Posted By Steev

Is there something wrong with the current fork?...

Is there something wrong with the current fork? Seems like money for no gain if there's nothing wrong with what you have.
07-14-14, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,891
Posted By Steev

I've almost done that. Still ride that wheel. I...

I've almost done that. Still ride that wheel. I got a 100mm front disc hub, some Shimano job, changed the axle with something out of my parts bin that had the same threading as the original but the...
07-10-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,012
Posted By Steev

Bikes Direct do not sell to Canada. It's more...

Bikes Direct do not sell to Canada. It's more likely to be a KHS branded frame in Canada as they are sold here.
06-27-14, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By Steev

If you want to get new wheels and a new frame,...

If you want to get new wheels and a new frame, you want a new bike. You'll get better value buying complete.
06-19-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24,486
Views: 1,950,495
Posted By Steev

So, like, I stayed so sober last weekend man. ...

So, like, I stayed so sober last weekend man.

Not too interesting, but at least I didn't embellish it any.
06-19-14, 04:55 AM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 957,644
Posted By Steev

I think the major gotcha is that there is some...

I think the major gotcha is that there is some variation between manufacturers over exactly how the ERD is measured. The same could be said for on-line calculators.
06-12-14, 08:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,478
Posted By Steev

I'd say in the examples you've shown, half the...

I'd say in the examples you've shown, half the difference is in the photography.
06-07-14, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By Steev

Quill stems are height adjustable. Couldn't you...

Quill stems are height adjustable. Couldn't you get the position you need by raising or lowering a 72 degree stem?
05-28-14, 08:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,245
Posted By Steev

Bikes Direct do not sell to anyone outside the...

Bikes Direct do not sell to anyone outside the USA.
05-28-14, 05:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,245
Posted By Steev

Why not put the money into fixing up what she's...

Why not put the money into fixing up what she's got? For the amount you're spending you can get some pretty nice parts.
05-27-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,653
Posted By Steev

Wow, so many ways to make something as simple as...

Wow, so many ways to make something as simple as 4 gears difficult.
Your bike has vertical drop-outs, so form of chain tensioner is needed, might as well use a short cage road derailleur.
To shift...
05-26-14, 05:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,653
Posted By Steev

I doubt a single wheel chain tensioner would have...

I doubt a single wheel chain tensioner would have anywhere near the chain wrap required to accommodate two chain rings.
Front shifting sucks. I would rather an IGH over any scheme that wants to...
05-21-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By Steev

I have that frame. 1986 vintage.

I have that frame. 1986 vintage.
05-10-14, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By Steev

Is that right? Isn't it every tooth adds 1/2" to...

Is that right? Isn't it every tooth adds 1/2" to the chain length, 1/4" to top and bottom therefore 1/4" movement at the drop-out.
05-09-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By Steev

Way over-priced. Foot retention and brakes can...

Way over-priced.
Foot retention and brakes can be added for little cost, it's not a deal breaker if it has none.
Does it fit you?
05-07-14, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24,486
Views: 1,950,495
Posted By Steev

Interesting. I should get two father's days then....

Interesting. I should get two father's days then. One in June for Canada and one in September for Australia.
05-02-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By Steev

Nashbar is selling 2010 model Madison frames. ...

Nashbar is selling 2010 model Madison frames.
Schwinn Madison Single-Speed/Track Bike Frame 2010 - Bike Frames (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_566067_-1___202337)
04-24-14, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By Steev

You will either be getting a new wheel or...

You will either be getting a new wheel or rebuilding one with new hub and probably spokes to use the geared hub. New wheel is the best option.
04-24-14, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By Steev

Do you think you'd want to be stopping in the...

Do you think you'd want to be stopping in the middle of your commute and pulling the wheel out to flip it. If you need varied gearing for your commute, get gears. If you really want to do this, just...
04-18-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24,486
Views: 1,950,495
Posted By Steev

Try hitting black ice, at least you can see the...

Try hitting black ice, at least you can see the cable car tracks.
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