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05-19-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,604
Posted By RH Clark

You don't have any idea what kind of person I am....

You don't have any idea what kind of person I am. I care about the 100K that died from this flu just as much as the 100K that died from the last one or that die every day in all kinds of ways. The...
05-18-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,604
Posted By tkamd73

There are no experts on CNN, but common sense...

There are no experts on CNN, but common sense would tell you that, he or she is right.
Tim
05-18-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,604
Posted By bigd777

I would't believe anything on CNN

I would't believe anything on CNN
05-11-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By rydabent

Here in the snow belt when I cant ride, along...

Here in the snow belt when I cant ride, along about Feb I start going completely thru my bike and trike. All bearing that are not sealed get taken apart, cleaned out and regreased. All nuts and...
05-10-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By rccardr

Plenty of spacers out there, try Wheels...

Plenty of spacers out there, try Wheels Manufacturing.
And fire that bike mech.
05-10-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By wolfchild

My riding season is 365 days per year so I keep...

My riding season is 365 days per year so I keep my bikes in order all year round. Nothing special needs to be done in spring.
05-09-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,259
Posted By Miele Man

I use marine grease on my bikes now and have for...

I use marine grease on my bikes now and have for some time. If I happen to get some marine grease on my hands it takes vigourous scrubbing with Sunlight brand dishwashing liquid to get it off....
05-08-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,360
Posted By Wanderer

I was at Aldi's, one day, when they were selling...

I was at Aldi's, one day, when they were selling those pumps out, at $6 apiece. I asked the manager how much if I bought them all?

She quoted me a price of $20 for all 6, plus a broken one for...
05-07-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By ddeand

Can you see the cable on the spool? If so, you...

Can you see the cable on the spool? If so, you have a fighting chance. I picked up a free pair of those shifters that had a broken cable with the ball end wedged in the bottom of the housing. It took...
05-07-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By droppedandlost

I had one snap off a few years ago. I took the...

I had one snap off a few years ago. I took the bars off so I had something to hold on to, squirted some Tri-flow (I think) in and just kept working it back and forth. Did it on the couch watching tv...
05-07-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By Mista Sparkle

Since the cable is broken/ jammed do you need to...

Since the cable is broken/ jammed do you need to gently tug in it to get it to move in the right direction. Maybe I did that.

I recall that when I finished it was one of those "that wasn't so...
05-07-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By Mista Sparkle

Same thing happened to me last fall. I cut the...

Same thing happened to me last fall. I cut the hanging bit off, pulled the hood back.

Then I looked at it a bit. :foo:
Maybe had a beer?

I seem to remember that it was a pain to index all...
05-07-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By Iride01

Pull the hood up from the bottom and see if you...

Pull the hood up from the bottom and see if you are lucky enough to be able to fish it out. Check shimano's tech doc site for the DM, but probably won't be there for that model. Newer models are...
05-06-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By Slightspeed

i didn't know FSA made a retro looking crank like...

i didn't know FSA made a retro looking crank like that. Its a nice look. I have an FSA Gossamer triple on my Roubaix, that is chrome with gunmetal chainrings, but I like the classic look of yours. My...
04-26-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,088
Posted By cb400

A cheap beam torque wrench has been a great...

A cheap beam torque wrench has been a great investment for me. If I were to start building engines I'd make sure of the accuracy. It also works well as a breaker bar, the freewheels I've removed came...
04-26-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,088
Posted By ThermionicScott

Okay, Iíll bite: a torque wrench good enough for...

Okay, Iíll bite: a torque wrench good enough for the job is only $20. I use it for so many other things, I donít understand the resistance some have to even owning one. ;)
04-23-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,675
Posted By badger1

This must qualify as one of the strangest...

This must qualify as one of the strangest dead-thread resurrections in the history of teh Biek Forms. And that is saying something.

Long-absent BF member nursing a four year-old grudge comes back...
04-17-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By wphamilton

It takes a while to adapt, the time depending on...

It takes a while to adapt, the time depending on our core strength, flexibility,how much we ride and the duration of rides, and what we want to get from it. Longer at our age unfortunately. I am...
04-15-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 744
Posted By AnthonyG

KOPS as the ONLY position to be in is a myth. ...

KOPS as the ONLY position to be in is a myth. Sure.

I still find KOPS (knee over pedal spindle) as a useful reference point but yes, there are other factors to consider.
Being behind KOPS has...
04-13-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,510
Posted By thinktubes

While I use the cutting wheel for cables, I've...

While I use the cutting wheel for cables, I've found that it melts the plastic liner, so I need to immediately chase it with an awl, before the plastic cools.
04-10-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,830
Posted By The Big Wheel

I ride my bike to work, 6 miles each way. What I...

I ride my bike to work, 6 miles each way. What I did was go to home depot and I bought the fattest heaviest chain they had and a padlock. Probably 15+ pounds for both. I leave both at work at the...
04-10-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,830
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Sounds like you have done your research well. My...

Sounds like you have done your research well. My strategy has been to never let my bike out of sight, which is not always possible unfortunately. When I do have to leave my locked bike, I try to...
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By rccardr

Absolutely. Which is why there will always...

Absolutely.

Which is why there will always be a Cannondale -probably an ST- in my collection.
04-08-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 970
Posted By philbob57

The part that causes me the most trouble is...

The part that causes me the most trouble is remounting the tire. Maybe my hands are weaker than most because I'm lazy; maybe it's the arthritis. I've never been able to remount a tire without...
03-27-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,382
Posted By themp

Have had my Uncle's pocket watch for 40 years and...

Have had my Uncle's pocket watch for 40 years and it never worked. Ordered some inexpensive pocket watch tools from Amazon(very small screws and parts to deal with). Took it apart(YouTube help)...
03-26-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,786
Posted By Greenhil

I found that touching up the chain after each...

I found that touching up the chain after each tank of gas worked better than waiting til It got dull. Hope you’re wearing eye/ear protection and chaps!
03-25-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,786
Posted By TiHabanero

Forced time-off produces trouble

Was ready to start a new job on Monday, but the gov of our state shut everything down except essential services so I have a forced 3 week vacation. Being one unable to sit still, the chainsaw came...
03-23-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By hillyman

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$400 new from bikes direct
03-22-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,235
Posted By thumpism

Weird. Your Virginia ham looks like North...

Weird. Your Virginia ham looks like North Carolina.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/USA_North_Carolina_location_map.svg/1200px-USA_North_Carolina_location_map.svg.png
03-19-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 784
Posted By alcjphil

A bit late to ask about fitting advice. You...

A bit late to ask about fitting advice. You already own the bike. From your feedback, you appear to find this bike to be a good fit. You may have to fine tune a bit, but you are probably well set up...
03-16-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By livedarklions

I had to go into Belmont Wheelworks yesterday...

I had to go into Belmont Wheelworks yesterday because I had a cut tire in the middle of a 73 mile ride, and didn't want to do the last 33 miles with a to go menu acting as boot on the tire. There...
03-15-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,056
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's a bad situation any way you slice it. I am...

It's a bad situation any way you slice it. I am of the mindset I am going to do my best to make the bad situation better. Part of that will be complying with the directives of the government to the...
03-11-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,854
Posted By JohnDThompson

I always felt my bike commute was good therapy to...

I always felt my bike commute was good therapy to get the stresses of work out of my system before I got home.
03-06-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,814
Posted By Elvo

I'd recommend a hitch rack

I'd recommend a hitch rack
02-27-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 842
Posted By fasthair

I bought mine from here...

I bought mine from here https://shoelacesexpress.com/ they can even make custom ones. I had them make these red with black tip laces for my "dress" cycling shoes....
02-27-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 842
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Since we're talking laces and cycling . . . ...

Since we're talking laces and cycling . . .

If you break the waist drawstring in a pair of sweatpants, shifter or brake cable housing works really well to get a new string in, by sliding the...
02-26-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By bikemig

The serial number will tell the tale. The vintage...

The serial number will tell the tale. The vintage Trek site will tell you how to figure which model this is based on the serial number.

This is not a 720 as that is a touring bike with cantilevers...
02-24-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,779
Posted By caloso

Thunder Road

Thunder Road
02-18-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 765
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Correctly toe in the pads. Assuming you have...

Correctly toe in the pads. Assuming you have orbital mounting hardware, squeeze a brake with a dime under the rear of the pad, loosen the mounting hardware, and tighten it. Repeat with the other side.
02-18-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 765
Posted By AndrewJB

In my experience most brake screeching is due...

In my experience most brake screeching is due mis-aligned brake pads. You put on new wheels, you should loosen and reset the brake pads, making sure that there is a slight "toe-in" so the front of...
02-16-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By wphamilton

I wouldn't be concerned about the hills with that...

I wouldn't be concerned about the hills with that gearing, especially if you used the 30/21 configuration. There's a lot to be said for using a fixed gear for commuting.
02-12-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,899
Posted By caloso

You can also turn them into cyclists, recruit...

You can also turn them into cyclists, recruit them on to your race team, and now races and training rides are also father-son bonding time.
...
02-04-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,894
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

IMO, one must have at least 3 bikes. 1)...

IMO, one must have at least 3 bikes.

1) Roadie..........commuting, fun, recreation, road, trails, mountains, city, streets, fitness, race.
...
02-04-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,894
Posted By cyccommute

The 52 tooth chainring is a left over from the...

The 52 tooth chainring is a left over from the old days. When the smallest cog on the freewheel...yes, freewheel, had 14 teeth, a 52/14 gave a 100 inch gear. If you happened to have a rare 13 tooth...
02-04-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,263
Posted By livedarklions

Not just banned, but darned. I knew a...

Not just banned, but darned.

I knew a magician who turned into a drug store...
01-31-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By dsbrantjr

I always change both inner (die-drawn stainless)...

I always change both inner (die-drawn stainless) cables and the (lined) housings. The cables wear into the housings (one of the causes of cable "stretch"), dirt and wear products accumulate, and...
01-31-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By noimagination

THANK you. To the OP: I'm sorry, but this...

THANK you.

To the OP: I'm sorry, but this type of post actually has negative information content. It results in baseless speculation, confirmation of readers' biases, small sample bias, arguments...
01-30-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,105
Posted By Wileyone

Don't forget the Grill... ...

Don't forget the Grill...

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01-30-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,105
Posted By TenGrainBread

Porkchop BMX sells very nice and well-priced...

Porkchop BMX sells very nice and well-priced Izumi chains with alternating gold and black links. A little more subtle than all-gold.
01-28-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,018
Posted By cpach

Every shop I've worked in mostly used Pedros. The...

Every shop I've worked in mostly used Pedros. The Park are also fine but not my favorite. Maybe there are better? Levers tend to walk so the low price of the Pedros is part of their ubiquity....
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