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10-16-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I agree, but your point forced me to realize that...

I agree, but your point forced me to realize that its a variation of the two guys in the jungle:
Guy 1: "What're you gonna do if a lion chases us?"
Guy 2: "Run".
Guy 1: "There's no way you can...
10-16-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By WizardOfBoz

PdalPower. If everything is routed correctly, you...

PdalPower. If everything is routed correctly, you might get a little drag but it should not be a huge drag. Here's some tips

0) Push yourself forward on the bike and see how far you glide. Should...
10-16-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 215
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I have a hard time with my Bontrager tires on...

I have a hard time with my Bontrager tires on Bontrager rims. I found that I had to be very careful to get the bead(s) that was already on the wheel into the very center of the rim. This gave me...
10-16-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Yes, let's emphasize this: assembly paste has...

Yes, let's emphasize this: assembly paste has GRIT. You don't want grit anywhere near bearings. The two places you might use grit to increase the effectiveness of the clamping force are the seat post...
10-15-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,066
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I'm a consultant. If I don't address my client's...

I'm a consultant. If I don't address my client's interests within the first 15 seconds of a presentation, I lose my job.

One of my first bosses in consulting, Sam, was our CEO. I put together a...
10-15-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,238
Posted By WizardOfBoz

If the holes are on the outside edge of the tube...

If the holes are on the outside edge of the tube (where the tire tread is) you should remove the tire. To make inspection easy, invert it (turn it inside out). This stretches any hole out and makes...
10-15-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Is this your bike? ...

Is this your bike?
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If so, it is using 24 spoke wheels that are paired -...
10-15-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Yeah, if the design calls for o-rings you should...

Yeah, if the design calls for o-rings you should probably have them. Could try to get the FSA originals, or perhaps FSA can tell you the size so that you can get them at a hardware store of via the...
10-15-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By WizardOfBoz

First, this might be useful. Can you find your...

First, this might be useful. Can you find your model BB here?: http://www.stilen.com/bike_stuff/MegaExo_BB_Installation_final_040820-1.pdf

There is an adjusting screw on some cranks in that pdf...
10-15-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Hisamatsu Sama, Did you hear back from...

Hisamatsu Sama,

Did you hear back from DiamondBack? I would think that this would be a warranty item.
10-15-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I was gonna suggest contact cement (Duco(R) for...

I was gonna suggest contact cement (Duco(R) for example). But the gorilla snot sounds interesting.

A minor thread hijack:
I have a Garmin HR monitor chest strap. The rubber is delaminating. I...
10-15-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,066
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Ok, we mostly agree that this video is...

Ok, we mostly agree that this video is insufferable. Let's learn something. What are the traits that make it so? I'll start:
1) A long, rambling, uninteresting introduction about stuff that's not...
10-15-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By WizardOfBoz

ForceD's question is a good one. Cup or cone and...

ForceD's question is a good one. Cup or cone and locknut spins = stripped. Won't turn = corroded or galled. If it wont turn, try Kroil or penetrating oil. Repeated application over a day or so. See...
10-14-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By WizardOfBoz

You can post a pic on google pics for free, then...

You can post a pic on google pics for free, then post a link here, if you want.
10-14-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,066
Posted By WizardOfBoz

The thing I've given up on is getting recipes via...

The thing I've given up on is getting recipes via my wifes ipad. Slow as hell, hard to key, and then the recipes are 40 pages of frickin click-bait. I use a PC to get anything off the web I need. ...
10-14-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Yeah, a big hole is a stress concentrator. And I...

Yeah, a big hole is a stress concentrator. And I agree with cpach. Your story indicates failure at a very low service intensity. Promise to report good or bad customer service back here on Bike...
10-14-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By WizardOfBoz

You can also pee on the dog's feet. See how he...

You can also pee on the dog's feet. See how he likes it.
10-14-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By WizardOfBoz

cpach is right: you need a press. coupster's...

cpach is right: you need a press. coupster's advice isn't bad, but I think you can make your own press out of a bolt (or all-thread, that is, threaded rod available at the hardware store). If you...
10-14-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By WizardOfBoz

PdalPowr, glad that all that writing was useful....

PdalPowr, glad that all that writing was useful. Pretty hard for derailleur damage to cause an axle to shift - the cone-to-cone distance is fixed by the hub, and they are locked in place with the...
10-13-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Your concern is valid: your setup is not safe. ...

Your concern is valid: your setup is not safe. See below.

First, with 612 posts you should be able to post a picture. Take your picture. Get it on the device you use to access Bike Forum. Click...
10-11-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By WizardOfBoz

We have a family next door with names like...

We have a family next door with names like Thomas, Colleen, Brendan, Aidan, Declan and Quintan. Seeing Liam reminded me of that.
10-11-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By WizardOfBoz

liampboyle (gee, are you Irish?), I weigh 245#...

liampboyle (gee, are you Irish?), I weigh 245# more or less. When I was a kid (and knew nothing) working in the bike shop and was a bikie it was all about getting 22mm tubular tires and such. We were...
10-11-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I'll take issue with some of the folks above. I'd...

I'll take issue with some of the folks above. I'd say it depends. On the road quality you face (as was pointed out above) but also on your weight. I'm a big guy, and trying to fit 23mm tires on a...
10-11-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By WizardOfBoz

This begs a question. I don't deal with through...

This begs a question. I don't deal with through axles on my bikes (all have rim brakes). My understanding is that the wheels in a thru axle bike have axles (for example, 15mm diameter) that go...
10-11-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Looking at this having just relaced and trued...

Looking at this having just relaced and trued some old Schwinn Superior wheels, one observation: The vee slots in the Park work fine, even for the older threaded and keyed axles. Very easy to use and...
10-10-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By WizardOfBoz

You think 210 pounds is large?!

You think 210 pounds is large?!
10-10-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Kind of like having signs referring to Hong Kong...

Kind of like having signs referring to Hong Kong at an NBA game (see below). Say the wrong thing and you are censored. I think sometimes the people (or bots, I suspect) doing the censorship call...
10-10-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,764
Posted By WizardOfBoz

The OP forgot the popcorn icon. So here it is:...

The OP forgot the popcorn icon. So here it is: :popcorn

As someone who does research, I would point out that unless you embark on a fairly ambitious research program (for example using 10 bikes...
10-09-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By WizardOfBoz

In my wheel there is a spacer with shoulders...

In my wheel there is a spacer with shoulders (similar to the diagram, part number 3). And in the DT manual, it shows a kind of plug tool (a "mounting pin") that DT sells to push on one end of the...
10-09-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By WizardOfBoz

+1 Not an expert, but I have some general and...

+1 Not an expert, but I have some general and specific knowledge in the area. You are correct, sir.
10-09-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Metaluna, Thanks! I don't have a DT service...

Metaluna, Thanks! I don't have a DT service manual (are they online?) Glad to know I was doing it correctly. I'd love to have a big enough arbor press to use slow, deliberate force to press stuff...
10-09-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Pretty much any bearing should have spacers to...

Pretty much any bearing should have spacers to provide some pre-load. But it seems to me that you can have a spacer that you can knock out from one side (removing, as you do this, the bearing from...
10-09-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Geekage, I guess I was wondering just where on a...

Geekage, I guess I was wondering just where on a bike one has blind holes. It seems to me that every bearing (BB, headset, wheel hub) has a hole through to the other side.[On Edit: Pedals?)

Your...
10-08-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By WizardOfBoz

WGB, It takes some guts to come out and admit...

WGB, It takes some guts to come out and admit that. Thanks for sharing this - interesting to see how the predictions line up with what was actually happening (my batting record on this thread isn't...
10-08-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Ok, I need an experience expert to weigh in here....

Ok, I need an experience expert to weigh in here. The Wheelsmfg bearing pullers seem typical. You insert a stub into the ID of the bearing, then tighten the puller which squeezes out against the...
10-08-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By WizardOfBoz

If the fork doesn't turn when the head tube is...

If the fork doesn't turn when the head tube is horizontal, I'd think that the headset's too tight, or that a bearing race in the head set cracked or the steer tube is cracked/separating from the fork...
10-08-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I was gonna say the same thing. IIRC, my...

I was gonna say the same thing. IIRC, my experience required something thin you can push with, or a thin hook you can pull with.
10-08-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Gresp15C, I'm sure that someone, somewhere, has...

Gresp15C, I'm sure that someone, somewhere, has made a bike out of a recycled saxophone or something. :)
10-07-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By WizardOfBoz

+100 Not sure that tuba repair techniques,...

+100

Not sure that tuba repair techniques, suitable for a ductile, malleable metal like brass, is apropos. Nor is car-body repair techniques for non-structural aluminum the thing (IMHO). Plus, if...
10-07-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By WizardOfBoz

If the fellow is generous enough to help you,...

If the fellow is generous enough to help you, that would be a great learning experience. Good luck.
10-07-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Yes, but for the reasons stated in my other post...

Yes, but for the reasons stated in my other post (the wheels planes have to be parallel) and because the hub is rigid, and force on one side of the hub is transmitted to the other side. So you can't...
10-07-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By WizardOfBoz

For older style cup and cone bearings, you rarely...

For older style cup and cone bearings, you rarely replace the cup and so you only need to worry about cone and ball replacment. All you ned are cone wrenches. Maybe a screwdriver to pry a dust...
10-07-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Given that a bicycle has only two contact points...

Given that a bicycle has only two contact points and that to go in a straight line the planes through the wheels always have to be parallel, the only way that the a bike is forcing the fork to be...
10-07-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 826
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I agree, Unca. But it kind of sucks that a fairly...

I agree, Unca. But it kind of sucks that a fairly mid-premium wheelset ($~1000) has design weaknesses that I could fix using the drawing tools in PowerPoint in about a half hour. I mean, the...
10-07-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Loose Chain, I got it. Still, with an A&P rating,...

Loose Chain, I got it. Still, with an A&P rating, you know a little bit about what NOT to do. Like, for example, trying to weld structural aluminum and expecting it to be as strong as the original...
10-06-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I'm assuming that Loose Chain also holds an A&P*...

I'm assuming that Loose Chain also holds an A&P* rating if he's TIG welding on airframes. I'd tend to give creed to what he says.

The strength of a frame with a repair weld will be less than that...
10-06-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 737
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Zacster, I was addressing your point about when...

Zacster, I was addressing your point about when "you wanted to change the ratio each time". My post was to address an issue where you had different wheels with different cassettes with different...
10-05-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 737
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I'm not sure if its possible to keep the cable...

I'm not sure if its possible to keep the cable and from fraying, but couldn't you just remove the shiftmate and revert to standard setup? About 10 minutes? The reverse operation would require you...
10-05-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 826
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Shhh, Kimmo. If you make posts like this they'll...

Shhh, Kimmo. If you make posts like this they'll ID you as reactionary. Then they'll come after both of us!

I, too, feel that the older cup and cone angular contact bearings were better: 1) AC...
10-04-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Agree, Bill, but that IS a picture of the rear of...

Agree, Bill, but that IS a picture of the rear of an Avigo Downhill. Model specs change, of course.
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