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02-24-15, 04:24 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By jin_yeugh

This sounds like an excellent solution! I wonder...

This sounds like an excellent solution! I wonder why people don't do it much anymore.
01-29-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,683
Posted By jin_yeugh

+1 I find the gloves a little tricky to neatly...

+1 I find the gloves a little tricky to neatly pack away but they're totally necessary!
01-28-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By jin_yeugh

Is the Uniglide cassette worn? Why do you want to...

Is the Uniglide cassette worn? Why do you want to replace it with a Hyperglide?
01-26-15, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 771
Posted By jin_yeugh

+1 I always clean them and put them back in....

+1

I always clean them and put them back in. They are a small measure to keep dirt out of your bearings and they certainly aren't harming anything.

Additionally, I think they're kind of cool...
01-19-15, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By jin_yeugh

The housing, where it meets the shifter does look...

The housing, where it meets the shifter does look a little banged up and may be the cause of your shifting problems
01-16-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By jin_yeugh

+1 I ride roughly 1000 mi per year in VERY...

+1

I ride roughly 1000 mi per year in VERY fair weather Southern California so my bike can go a good 18 months before I give it a good overhaul.

I definitely love cartridge BBs but, unless...
12-30-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,261
Posted By jin_yeugh

I'm a little late to the party with the above...

I'm a little late to the party with the above advice :-/

That's a great tool cabinet!

I would definitely advise cleaning/oiling your tools
12-30-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,261
Posted By jin_yeugh

+1 ! It's very difficult to make a list of all...

+1 !
It's very difficult to make a list of all the tools someone will need if you don't know the bike(s) they will be working on or the pre-existing tools in their work space. I, like many...
12-23-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By jin_yeugh

+1

+1
12-17-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By jin_yeugh

Would a penetrating oil be a bad idea? I don't...

Would a penetrating oil be a bad idea? I don't know if you'd want to avoid getting that in the freehub body or not
12-17-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,973
Posted By jin_yeugh

I just did the same thing on my first wheel...

I just did the same thing on my first wheel build. I'm going to relace the wheel again and make sure I am careful when bending the spokes and I take my time getting even tension across the entire...
12-09-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By jin_yeugh

There are soooooo many resources! The number of...

There are soooooo many resources! The number of choices makes it difficult to find the information you can trust and in a style that clicks with you.
I love the GCN YouTube channel. They give you a...
09-10-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,329
Posted By jin_yeugh

Excellent idea!

Excellent idea!
09-10-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By jin_yeugh

I might just stick to the Park grease. ...

I might just stick to the Park grease.

Linseed oil was strongly recommend but it sounded like it would harden too much for my taste so I got stuck on an oil kick and thought about the nearest oil...
09-10-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By jin_yeugh

Do you mean I should be concerned with the grease...

Do you mean I should be concerned with the grease eating away at the rubber?
09-10-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By jin_yeugh

This is true. That's what I should aim for

This is true. That's what I should aim for
09-10-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By jin_yeugh

hahaha no, but I like the way you think. It's...

hahaha no, but I like the way you think. It's simply what I have lying around.
09-10-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By jin_yeugh

Spoke threads coconut oil?

Forgive me if this is answered in another thread but I've had a hard time finding the answer.

I'm building a set of 26" beach cruiser wheels and want to know if coconut oil would work alright for...
09-04-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By jin_yeugh

Do you have the necessary tools to work on your...

Do you have the necessary tools to work on your bike (i.e. bottom bracket tool, crank pullers, allen keys, etc)?

It sounds like this bike could use quite a bit of work and truing wheels can be...
09-03-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By jin_yeugh

This is an older model but it gives a nice...

This is an older model but it gives a nice general tutorial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkGNN_2CfCY
07-31-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By jin_yeugh

check that the teeth on your cogs are not worn...

check that the teeth on your cogs are not worn down and sharp, or pointy- as opposed to dull at the tips of the teeth
07-09-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By jin_yeugh

I would start by taking your bike apart, piece by...

I would start by taking your bike apart, piece by piece, and cleaning/relubing if necessary, then reinstalling. You have some rust happening on your crank arm bolts and your chain ring and bottom...
06-24-14, 04:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 418
Posted By jin_yeugh

bikeshopshow

This is a recommendation that everyone go listen to Scott Dedenbach's Bike Shop Show podcast. My apologies if this is not the proper place or subject but I've learned a ton from listening to him...
06-23-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,144
Posted By jin_yeugh

All the above tools are great to have. For...

All the above tools are great to have. For convenience's sake, I would recommend getting a telescopic magnet tool and a couple trays, magnetic if you choose, for bearings and other small bits you...
06-20-14, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By jin_yeugh

Did you buy your bike from a shop? If it's new,...

Did you buy your bike from a shop? If it's new, they should be able to fix the problem for you.
06-06-14, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,729
Posted By jin_yeugh

What you have circled is the housing ferrule,...

What you have circled is the housing ferrule, which prevents the housing from getting frayed at the ends. You'll want a good pair of wire cutters to do this job- you want to leave a nice, flush end...
06-05-14, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By jin_yeugh

I'm sorry to hear (no matter how long ago it...

I'm sorry to hear (no matter how long ago it happened) about your tools being stolen.

I'm definitely a fan of the popular-tools-on-the-wall-with-sharpie-outlines-so-you-know-which-tool-is-missing...
06-05-14, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,729
Posted By jin_yeugh

One small but important thing you can do is...

One small but important thing you can do is shorten that housing a bit. The cable housing that runs from the top tube down to the seat tube is at a very bad angle and that creates unnecessary...
06-04-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,325
Posted By jin_yeugh

Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!
06-03-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,325
Posted By jin_yeugh

Worst case scenario, you'll have a bunch of shiny...

Worst case scenario, you'll have a bunch of shiny parts for another frame!
06-03-14, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,325
Posted By jin_yeugh

I'm sorry to hear such an exciting new bike is...

I'm sorry to hear such an exciting new bike is giving you such a headache :-/

You might want to take apart the headset. You've overhauled everything else on the bike, you might as well give the...
06-03-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,319
Posted By jin_yeugh

Don't worry about any confusion. That makes...

Don't worry about any confusion.

That makes sense now that it's most likely your spoke tension. SkyDog75 is right- checking tension is easily done by hand and relative tension can be determined by...
06-03-14, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,319
Posted By jin_yeugh

That's a good point

That's a good point
06-03-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,319
Posted By jin_yeugh

The noise going away when out of the saddle...

The noise going away when out of the saddle indicates the seat post may be the problem. Your weight sounds pretty average and certainly within the tolerances of the bike in good repair. An easy first...
06-03-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,319
Posted By jin_yeugh

Have you checked the drive side spoke tension?...

Have you checked the drive side spoke tension? Perhaps they are a little loose (they should be significantly tighter than the non-drive side).

It sounds like you might also want to do a little...
06-02-14, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By jin_yeugh

I definitely like the 'mount one lever to...

I definitely like the 'mount one lever to comfort, then match the other by eye/feel' method. It takes a little longer sometimes but, after a couple test rides to get the placement just right, I feel...
05-29-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,261
Posted By jin_yeugh

That's great you fixed the routing problem! ...

That's great you fixed the routing problem!



Just to make sure, when you shift up (to the larger-toothed cogs) using the brake lever part of the shifters, both levers move together, dependently...
05-29-14, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,261
Posted By jin_yeugh

Did you replace the cable as well as the housing?

Did you replace the cable as well as the housing?
05-29-14, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,261
Posted By jin_yeugh

Your shifter cable runs on the outside of the...

Your shifter cable runs on the outside of the shifter, so any kinks or cracks your housing may have should be apparent even with the shifters off the bars. If they were routed under the bar tape, I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,711
Posted By jin_yeugh

I loved the Topeak Aero Wedge when I had it! It...

I loved the Topeak Aero Wedge when I had it! It had a surprising capacity and everything was easy to get at.
My current bag isn't "aero" but it holds everything I need- spare tube, adjustable...
05-28-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By jin_yeugh

I don't see the spacer you're referring to

I don't see the spacer you're referring to
05-22-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By jin_yeugh

I totally agree- you should buy the tools as you...

I totally agree- you should buy the tools as you need them. Try going to mechanic workshops at your LBS for a hands-on learning experience.
05-21-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,765
Posted By jin_yeugh

Check the chain ring bolts as well

Check the chain ring bolts as well
05-14-14, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,751
Posted By jin_yeugh

I have the lesser model (without the QR) in blue...

I have the lesser model (without the QR) in blue and it worked great for the first few months of light use. If you're careful with how you assemble all the plastic parts and use it only once a month...
05-13-14, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By jin_yeugh

I've got to "fifteenth" the spare tube advice,...

I've got to "fifteenth" the spare tube advice, even on commute rides.

I tried a few days of riding my short commute without any saddle bag and hit an unseen pothole. I had nothing but my bike and...
Forum: Introductions
05-12-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By jin_yeugh

Mine certainly didn't appreciate it. I had a...

Mine certainly didn't appreciate it. I had a great strapping system on my backpack, so the weight really was more manageable, although still not a good idea :-/
Forum: Introductions
05-12-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By jin_yeugh

Thank you as well!

Thank you as well!
Forum: Introductions
05-12-14, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By jin_yeugh

Thank you!

Thank you!
05-12-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,960
Posted By jin_yeugh

I recently did my first full wheel truing. I...

I recently did my first full wheel truing. I don't have a truing stand yet but I used my fork, front brakes for lateral true, zip tie for radial true, flipped wheel in fork for dish, and went by feel...
05-12-14, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,250
Posted By jin_yeugh

Yes. I'd say set aside a big chunk of time when...

Yes. I'd say set aside a big chunk of time when you can take it apart, without feeling rushed, and reassemble correctly. I believe the manufacturer(s) should have assembly instructions.

Here's a...
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