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01-24-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By Mikefule

8 notches/4 notches. Just asking: does your 4...

8 notches/4 notches. Just asking: does your 4 notch tool fit 4 of those 8 notches? if so, it will work.

A freewheel is a very simple mechanism, and although they are normally perfectly reliable,...
01-22-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 344
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Bingo!!! Modern chains with peened pin ends will...

Bingo!!! Modern chains with peened pin ends will punch the side plate hole larger when the pin is, un purpose or not, removed. Then if that same pin is pushed back in the larger hole won't grip the...
01-21-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By 79pmooney

Stopping distance, front brake vs skidding. Very...

Stopping distance, front brake vs skidding. Very simple freshman year engineering/physics. Starting with a clean sheet of paper, you can prove that the stopping distance with a good front brake...
01-21-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By Mikefule

In most jurisdictions, at least one brake is a...

In most jurisdictions, at least one brake is a legal requirement.

Brakes give more stopping power than just applying back pressure to the pedals, and more control than doing a "fixie skid".

In...
01-19-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The 'horizontal position' you refer to - I assume...

The 'horizontal position' you refer to - I assume you mean the jockey wheels are lined up horizontaly.

As long as the chain is not dragging across itself in this position then there is nothing to...
01-16-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By aSmelly1

Someone please correct me on this if I'm wrong,...

Someone please correct me on this if I'm wrong, haven't been working on vintage for too terribly long.
Make sure your cups are on the correct sides. The adjustable cup should always be non drive...
01-15-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,166
Posted By cubewheels

Use angle grinder around the puncture hole, look...

Use angle grinder around the puncture hole, look for a chunk of rubber at the side of the road, and hammer that chunk very very hard on the hole to melt and vulcanize it over the hole and seal it.
...
01-10-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 809
Posted By oneclick

No. NO. There is a proper way to spread...

No.

NO.

There is a proper way to spread steel stays, and that isn't it.

You have no way of knowing if the stays were aligned before or after if you don't measure, and if you attempt to...
01-09-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The most common reason for this is that the tiny...

The most common reason for this is that the tiny ratchet pawls are no longer freely pivoting on their little shafts. The grease that was used to lube during the factory assembly has finally become...
Forum: Foo
01-06-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,104
Posted By cloud

I am sorry but you made me laugh. Covid or no...

I am sorry but you made me laugh. Covid or no covid I would of had the same reaction to someone picking their nose in front of me .
01-04-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By dedhed

Internal Allen head? - Find the closest Torx bit...

Internal Allen head? - Find the closest Torx bit and pound it in there and unscrew it.
External hex head? - Vice grips or grinder/dremel and cut the head off.
12-29-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 873
Posted By icemilkcoffee

That is NOT a Uniglide.

That is NOT a Uniglide.
12-27-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,029
Posted By dedhed

That's my SOP, replace tube in road, patch tube...

That's my SOP, replace tube in road, patch tube at home, put it in bag. Usually the one I put in on the road is a previously patched one.
12-26-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By HTupolev

"More accurate" to what? Each method is pretty...

"More accurate" to what? Each method is pretty accurate at gauging a specific phenomenon: small-small makes your chain as long as possible without going slack in the small-small, while big-big makes...
12-24-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By 70sSanO

With a triple, 7 speeds can be fine. For me they...

With a triple, 7 speeds can be fine. For me they need to be set up to handle different requirements of your rides.

In reality, I’m really running more of a 2-1/2 than a triple as the small...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By datlas

Agree that if your goal is to handle the steepest...

Agree that if your goal is to handle the steepest climbs, consider getting a triple crankset along with a more typical road cassette (12-34).
12-21-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,557
Posted By pdlamb

Just take what you've got and go ride it. Riding...

Just take what you've got and go ride it. Riding the bike you've got is far less expensive, and far more fun, than obsessing over the latest marketing (except, perhaps, late at night or when the...
12-19-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By Sy Reene

Common with eg. Vittoria city tires. Urbano...

Common with eg. Vittoria city tires. Urbano product list:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1206x788/urbano_skus_beccb280c673857306f532f0716af1b824b6dbbb.jpg
12-18-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By dedhed

https://youtu.be/f19BGYc5ysA

https://youtu.be/f19BGYc5ysA
12-18-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Trakhak

If the freehub problem showed up when the weather...

If the freehub problem showed up when the weather turned cold, that might indicate that the lubrication in the freehub is too thick. The presence of grease or thick oil can hinder the movement of the...
12-15-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By mack_turtle

unless you plan to off-road your car in such a...

unless you plan to off-road your car in such a way that the bike will bounce all over the place, I can't imagine any scenario in which you need to worry. I drive with my disc brake-equipped bikes in...
12-10-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 912
Posted By HTupolev

No. "27.5" is an MTB marketing name chosen for...

No. "27.5" is an MTB marketing name chosen for being halfway between 26er and 29er. The bead seat diameter of a 27.5" rim is 584mm, which is actually quite a bit smaller than the 630mm bead seat...
12-09-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Darth Lefty

Box has good instructions how to set up their RD...

Box has good instructions how to set up their RD and size the chain. If you follow them it should work. In high gear with the suspension topped out it should have just a little tension and set the...
12-08-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,872
Posted By burnthesheep

Roads. Without a pretty modern mountain bike...

Roads.

Without a pretty modern mountain bike setup, even the most modern metropolises of yesteryear would not have had good enough streets and roads for what they could have made back then.
...
12-08-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By Trakhak

In fact, properly stated, the question would be...

In fact, properly stated, the question would be "Why are left crank arms more likely to loosen than right crank arms?" It wasn't until very near the end of the period of ubiquity of square-taper...
12-05-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By Toespeas

i just use the even smaller parktool one with the...

i just use the even smaller parktool one with the triangular handle , carry it in my flat kit nice and compact , but you could try the longer blue handled one !
12-03-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Crankycrank

My only concern would be cutting an innertube...

My only concern would be cutting an innertube during installation when you forget that it's there. Smooth out the sharp edges and it will be fine.
12-03-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By dsbrantjr

I think that if you remove the burrs, taking off...

I think that if you remove the burrs, taking off the minimum material, you will be fine.
12-02-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By atwl77

Nope, bad advice especially to someone who's not...

Nope, bad advice especially to someone who's not very familiar with their bike. Too short and you risk damaging the RD.
11-24-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By andrewclaus

The brake shoe shown isn't installed...

The brake shoe shown isn't installed correctly--the post should be perpendicular to the rim. The other side may not be symmetrical, and doesn't appear to be from what little shows in the photo. In...
11-23-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,146
Posted By ClydeClydeson

tkamd73 You are mistaken about the effectiveness...

tkamd73 You are mistaken about the effectiveness of F vs R (or coaster) brakes. Maximum deceleration of a bike occurs when the front brakes are applied such that the weight of bike & rider has...
11-22-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,124
Posted By DangerousDanR

I will add +1 for studded tires. When I...

I will add +1 for studded tires.

When I moved to Fargo ND and bought a house 2 miles from my work I decided to become a full time bicycle commuter. Just in case you don't know, Fargo is amazingly...
11-22-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,124
Posted By downtube42

When I've gone down on ice there was no planning,...

When I've gone down on ice there was no planning, there was just splat and slide down the crown of the road to the curb.

Studded tires for ice.
11-21-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,124
Posted By CargoDane

Rarely do I need to use studded tyres here (we...

Rarely do I need to use studded tyres here (we salt a lot, and winters are getting milder), but it is generally good to have an idea where there might be ice when it's hovering around freezing:...
11-21-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,124
Posted By base2

Studded snow tires....

Studded snow tires. (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GTH2WZQ/)

https://live.staticflickr.com/7859/32577021097_99e0328f49_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RCHKpx)20190205_051013 (https://flic.kr/p/RCHKpx) by...
11-19-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By hokiefyd

I burp my brakes on a somewhat frequent basis. ...

I burp my brakes on a somewhat frequent basis. Shimano brakes are very easy to do -- because Shimano uses the funnel. You just fill the funnel with a little bit of fluid, snap the brake levers a...
11-18-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,207
Posted By tomato coupe

It's very common for properly tightened bars to...

It's very common for properly tightened bars to move in a crash, even at low speeds.
11-17-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,069
Posted By Maelochs

As for that tool .... make sure it works and...

As for that tool .... make sure it works and make sure you know how to use it.

I bought a bunch of cheap multi-tools once, because at one per bike (so i never forgot it) things got expensive.
...
11-17-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,069
Posted By mstateglfr

I have a quick link in the wedge bags on all my...

I have a quick link in the wedge bags on all my bikes. There is simply no downside to carrying something that weighs maybe a couple grams.
If the quick link on my chain somehow breaks, then I...
11-17-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,069
Posted By mstateglfr

I have a chain breaker on my multi-tool. It adds...

I have a chain breaker on my multi-tool. It adds maybe 1oz of weight to the munti-tool.
11-17-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,069
Posted By Litespud

Not difficult at all. However, you're still going...

Not difficult at all. However, you're still going to need a chain tool to remove the broken link
11-13-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By Davet

Here’s the OP’s pics. I’ll echo what others have...

Here’s the OP’s pics. I’ll echo what others have said, the chain is not supposed to ride on that tab. The chain goes on the other side of the tab, directly from the top pulley to the bottom pulley.
...
11-07-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By HillRider

For the, hopefully, rare occasion you have to...

For the, hopefully, rare occasion you have to repair a rear flat on the road, I would not compromise that rear dropout further by drilling holes in it. I would scribe a couple of "witness marks"...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By mstateglfr

It's a chain- dont overtthink it. As long as its...

It's a chain- dont overtthink it. As long as its the correct speed and there are the proper number of links to fit your drivetrain gearing, you are good.
11-05-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,651
Posted By SalsaShark

Get the master link on the chain and carefully...

Get the master link on the chain and carefully rotate the chain so the master link is located along the length of chain between the top of the cassette and top of crankset chainring. (You may need to...
11-05-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By katsup

They are for dunlop / woods valve.

They are for dunlop / woods valve.
11-04-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Darth Lefty

You’re probably just not trying to get flats hard...

You’re probably just not trying to get flats hard enough.
10-30-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,458
Posted By Pop N Wood

Depends on the tool. I'm a harbor freight...

Depends on the tool. I'm a harbor freight addict, I don't buy tools by name or even price but by what looks like a quality tool.

Having said that I really like Park Tool. Quality company, USA...
10-30-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,458
Posted By oris

I'm a former heavy duty truck tech so I use a...

I'm a former heavy duty truck tech so I use a majority of Snap-On hand tools. You can get away with a lot cheaper hand tools for house work.

I'd spend the money on specialty bike tools but would...
10-30-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,141
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Where do you live and how cold does it get? How...

Where do you live and how cold does it get? How much rain/snow?

My preference, before I got the velo, was for barr mitts that I put on around the time the temps hit ~40F, and didn't take off until...
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