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06-19-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By KerryIrons

I've been using grease for 50 years and have...

I've been using grease for 50 years and have built well over 100 wheels. Thinking too much about this is a waste of time.
06-13-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By KerryIrons

ATF? Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms? Not familiar...

ATF? Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms? Not familiar with that abbreviation for a solvent. What is it?
06-13-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By KerryIrons

Doing the math, riding 1 mph faster across this...

Doing the math, riding 1 mph faster across this route would shave about 6 minutes. But riding 1 mph faster would require roughly 12% more power, and that is a BIG number. So it is not surprising...
06-11-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By KerryIrons

Yup. 7-Up is sugar water. Acetone is not a...

Yup. 7-Up is sugar water. Acetone is not a great solvent for sugar. But water sure is.
06-09-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By KerryIrons

Instead of looking for a FD with a 31.8 clamp,...

Instead of looking for a FD with a 31.8 clamp, get a separate 31.8 clamp and then a braze-on type FD.
06-05-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By KerryIrons

This flies right in the face of the very...

This flies right in the face of the very satisfying experience of going to a shop, checking out different bikes, maybe riding a couple, getting advice, and then putting that brand new machine in the...
06-04-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By KerryIrons

Most wobble to some degree. In my experience,...

Most wobble to some degree. In my experience, Campy freehubs do not wobble.
06-04-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By KerryIrons

Assuming that by "every four pedal strokes" you...

Assuming that by "every four pedal strokes" you mean two left and two right, it is most likely a single chain link that needs lube and that your number of chain links equals double the number of...
06-04-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,307
Posted By KerryIrons

That may be how you think of speed wobble, but...

That may be how you think of speed wobble, but the general term refers to the frame going into resonance like happened to the OP. This has been discussed at great length in the research. The...
06-01-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By KerryIrons

Be aware that just because somebody else likes a...

Be aware that just because somebody else likes a saddle doesn't mean it will work for you. I used to ride with two guys who constantly complained about their saddles, so they swapped. They both...
05-30-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,468
Posted By KerryIrons

How about high school chemistry? As noted by...

How about high school chemistry? As noted by another poster, PV = nRT. All you need to do is ratio the temperatures (in either Kelvin or Rankine) to get the % pressure increase. Kelvin = celcius...
05-30-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 942
Posted By KerryIrons

6 Saturdays a week baby! Be sure you find...

6 Saturdays a week baby! Be sure you find something to keep you occupied. I have greatly enjoyed not going to work!
05-30-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 821
Posted By KerryIrons

Like the others, I vote for the Lezyne Road...

Like the others, I vote for the Lezyne Road Drive. The only issue I have had with mine is that I neglected to grease the threads on the hose where it screws into the pump body. I discovered the...
05-28-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By KerryIrons

Yup, except for the big pliers comment. What...

Yup, except for the big pliers comment. What works a treat is a large pipe wrench. Unscrew the lock ring and the cogs come off. Then the FW body is exposed and you just reef on it with the big...
05-22-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By KerryIrons

Do not try to take it apart. No user serviceable...

Do not try to take it apart. No user serviceable parts inside. Flush it out and relube it. If that doesn't work and your cables and casings are good and properly installed, THEN you need a new...
05-21-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By KerryIrons

I wouldn't use duct tape because of the gooey...

I wouldn't use duct tape because of the gooey residue it leaves and it wouldn't resist the pressure of the inner tube. Something like fiberglass reinforced packing tape would get my vote.
05-21-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By KerryIrons

Not familiar with your particular shoe but I had...

Not familiar with your particular shoe but I had this issue on a pair of shoes once and I just snipped the tongue in a couple of places so it could splay out and not focus the force on the center of...
05-18-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By KerryIrons

Not broken. Grease works just fine. If the post...

Not broken. Grease works just fine. If the post slips when torqued to the proper setting, then switch to carbon assembly paste, which is just grease with grit in it.
05-16-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 776
Posted By KerryIrons

Something you can do right away is be aware of...

Something you can do right away is be aware of the onset of numbness and change positions immediately. If you do that, you can restore feeling very quickly and never get to the stage where it takes...
05-16-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By KerryIrons

It is fairly common to have clicking noises, but...

It is fairly common to have clicking noises, but ticks and clicks are very hard to eliminate sometimes. What seems like it is tied to the pedals may be coming from the seat post, etc. Sometimes...
05-08-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,320
Posted By KerryIrons

How much less could you care? I you could care a...

How much less could you care? I you could care a LOT less then this must be a very important issue for you. If you could care only a little bit less then maybe not so much. Of course if you meant...
05-06-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,921
Posted By KerryIrons

My nickname among some of our group riders is...

My nickname among some of our group riders is Patches. It is not unusual for one of my tubes to have a half-dozen or more patches, and when I get a flat it is not from a failed patch. I only toss a...
05-06-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By KerryIrons

If there is no play when you try to wiggle the...

If there is no play when you try to wiggle the rim side to side it may be that the hub bearings are too tight. If there is slight play at the rim, then bearing adjustment will do nothing to reduce...
05-04-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 872
Posted By KerryIrons

Not yesterday, but today.

Not yesterday, but today.
05-04-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,348
Posted By KerryIrons

Silca Super Pista. Mine is well over 30 years...

Silca Super Pista. Mine is well over 30 years old. It has a reputation for an accurate gauge, good stroke volume, and easy to find replacement parts. You would have to get a Schraeder head because...
05-04-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By KerryIrons

Note that if the rain cover is fairly tight and...

Note that if the rain cover is fairly tight and not removed after the rain event, it can keep the bike pretty damp for a long time, thus accelerating problems caused by moisture.
05-02-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By KerryIrons

If the chain is not hanging loose in the...

If the chain is not hanging loose in the small-small combination, then it is not too long. If you can shift to the big-big combination without duress, then the chain is long enough.
04-30-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By KerryIrons

My suggestion would be to tilt the bike as a way...

My suggestion would be to tilt the bike as a way to lower the top tube. With the advice to go back to your PT and talk to them, that should do it. If you think the eBike might be too heavy, have...
04-28-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By KerryIrons

Is that the bicycling equivalent of "I don't like...

Is that the bicycling equivalent of "I don't like to keep my money in banks"? Presta valves are one of the most tried and true technologies in cycling, and yet you " somehow have aversion" towards...
04-26-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By KerryIrons

Might just be a little corrosion where there...

Might just be a little corrosion where there casing/ferrule ends. Either way, a touch of grease or a drop of oil fixes the noise.
04-26-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By KerryIrons

Consistent failure at the bend most often...

Consistent failure at the bend most often suggests insufficient wheel tension. The extra flexing of the spokes due to the low tension causes the breakage at the bend. The general rule is that if...
04-24-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By KerryIrons

Or use a ruler, a much more accurate and reliable...

Or use a ruler, a much more accurate and reliable device. And yes, the way to tell if cassette cogs are worn is if a new chain skips under pedaling force. As a side note, if the skipping requires...
04-20-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By KerryIrons

One method is to use dental floss and a vacuum...

One method is to use dental floss and a vacuum cleaner. Put the suction hose over the exit hole and thread the dental floss in. The vacuum will pull it out the exit hole and then you can tie the...
04-20-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By KerryIrons

Many possible causes:Clicks tied to your pedaling...

Many possible causes:Clicks tied to your pedaling can come from

- BB (grease all threads in contact with the frame and BB, all metal to metal contact surfaces, and torque to the recommended...
04-18-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By KerryIrons

Sounds like you don't have enough spacers for the...

Sounds like you don't have enough spacers for the top cap to pressure when you tighten it. Try adding a 3 mm spacer to your stack (above or below the stem as is your preference). And just in case,...
04-18-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,137
Posted By KerryIrons

In dead calm they are pretty fast. With any...

In dead calm they are pretty fast. With any winds, you only want them on the back wheel. With significant winds, the bike becomes unstable. When you look at track bikes, even there they typically...
04-16-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,085
Posted By KerryIrons

Why? I use the Lezyne Road Drive and it comes...

Why? I use the Lezyne Road Drive and it comes with a clip that attaches under water bottle cages. Totally unobtrusive secured alongside my water bottle. Longer pump means less work to inflate your...
04-14-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,473
Posted By KerryIrons

Pretty good summary, though for me it would be...

Pretty good summary, though for me it would be 5-10 degrees cooler. I did time trials once a week for a three decades and my ideal conditions were 80 F, high humidity, and no wind. For...
04-14-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By KerryIrons

If you mean re-use when you take the chain off to...

If you mean re-use when you take the chain off to clean it, then people do this all the time. If you mean re-use when the chain is worn out and you install a new chain, then it's not a good idea. ...
04-12-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 676
Posted By KerryIrons

The general guidance for brake lever placement on...

The general guidance for brake lever placement on drop bars is that the tip of the lever should just touch a straight edge that is on the underside of the lowest section of the bars. Think of a line...
04-12-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,869
Posted By KerryIrons

Yes.

Yes.
04-10-22, 09:03 AM
04-08-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,259
Posted By KerryIrons

I think the technical term for this kind of...

I think the technical term for this kind of behavior is "moocher."
03-27-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,236
Posted By KerryIrons

I mix gear lube with 3 parts odorless mineral...

I mix gear lube with 3 parts odorless mineral spirits. It makes a great chain lube because it penetrates fully and then the solvent evaporates leaving only lube. You can apply drop by drop and then...
03-27-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By KerryIrons

For me, a light spin is always the right answer. ...

For me, a light spin is always the right answer. Gets the blood flowing to the sore muscles and that is just what you need. Different exercise than the hike so it shouldn't aggravate anything.
03-25-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 609
Posted By KerryIrons

It appears there is no point in trying to...

It appears there is no point in trying to disagree with you, as you will not be dissuaded by fact. I will simply note that many thousands of people ride various Campy groups and none of them seem to...
03-23-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By KerryIrons

The only possible issue is if the upper pulley...

The only possible issue is if the upper pulley was just about to touch one of the cassette cogs, and now with the larger diameter pulley it is hitting. And typically that can be solved with the B...
03-21-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By KerryIrons

As a general rule, higher puncture resistance...

As a general rule, higher puncture resistance results in higher rolling resistance.
03-19-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By KerryIrons

Unless your chain was already at the absolute...

Unless your chain was already at the absolute limit, adding one tooth to the chain ring is not an issue.
03-19-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By KerryIrons

Please clarify your question. Are you running...

Please clarify your question. Are you running the old style shifters where the cables come out of the sides of the shifters? If so, there's nothing you can do about that. If the cables come out...
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