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Forum: Introductions
08-12-19, 09:14 AM
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Posted By TomAllyn

Thank you all for the warm welcome. If I can find...

Thank you all for the warm welcome. If I can find pics of previous builds I will post them once I have 10 posts. If I can't when I'm finished with the current build I'll be sure to take pics and post...
08-04-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By AndrewJB

Just to throw another option in the mix...I have...

Just to throw another option in the mix...I have found that most of the "multi-surface" spray bottle kitchen cleaners work quite well on the cassette.
I usually don't spray the cassette while on the...
08-04-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By 02Giant

Dawn dish soap will do, but it will be slow. OMS...

Dawn dish soap will do, but it will be slow. OMS is good.
08-03-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By Digger Goreman

My wife is strongly recommending baking soda and...

My wife is strongly recommending baking soda and vinegar....
08-03-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By DOS

This was the method recommended to be at UBI bike...

This was the method recommended to be at UBI bike school for cleaning chains.Dawn and water and chain in 2 liter bottle, shake.

Rinse, let dry, lube.

should work on cranks but I agree that...
08-03-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By xiaoman1

^^^^^:thumb:

^^^^^:thumb:
08-02-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By ddeand

Actually, Dawn dish soap does a good job if...

Actually, Dawn dish soap does a good job if cutting grease. I use it to clean some parts (cranksets and other one-piece items that get greasy), but on derailleurs, cassettes, etc., I use a solvent....
08-02-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By dedhed

If you're not using solvents laundry soap would...

If you're not using solvents laundry soap would probably work better than dish soap
08-02-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By NoControl

I would think that soaking in dish detergent and...

I would think that soaking in dish detergent and water wont hurt it much, but honestly, why? Typically, I go about cleaning cranks and derailleurs by leading off with a deluge of WD40, then a...
07-30-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,882
Posted By DiabloScott

Two years, 857 posts, and you've never seen a...

Two years, 857 posts, and you've never seen a chain checker thread?
07-11-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,955
Posted By Litespud

I'm assuming that this is a non-QR wheel, and...

I'm assuming that this is a non-QR wheel, and that OP is distinguishing axle lock nuts (the "inner locknuts") from the actual wheel nuts (by this logic, the "outer lock nuts")
07-11-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,955
Posted By Litespud

the cones usually have flats for use with a cone...

the cones usually have flats for use with a cone wrench (usually 15mm, IME) to immobilize the cone as you tighten down the lock nut (usually a 17mm), In my experience, the cone tends to back out...
07-11-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,955
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would suggest that you not mix old and new...

I would suggest that you not mix old and new bearing balls, just replace them all, they are not costly.
07-10-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,955
Posted By operator

None of the information you provided makes any...

None of the information you provided makes any sense.

16mm is uncommon for front wheel cones.

No such thing as inner and outer locknnuts. You just have locknuts. They usually take a 17mm.
...
07-06-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By terrymorse

Incorrect. The only causes of a tube blowout are...

Incorrect. The only causes of a tube blowout are tire bead separating from the rim hook, or total failure of the tire.

A tube simply cannot "blow out" while contained inside a tire.
07-06-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By Retro Grouch

When you ask questions on the internet, you have...

When you ask questions on the internet, you have to evaluate the responders. Three of our better ones (Andrew Stewart, dsbrantjr and fietsbob) all gave essentially the same answer - you just have to...
07-06-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By Lemond1985

[/b] Sometimes, the cause is cheap inner...

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Sometimes, the cause is cheap inner tubes. I have bought several from my LBS that were defective, in that the rubber thickness is inconsistent. In areas of the inner tube where the tube is...
07-06-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Some tire/rim combinations are a bit difficult...

Some tire/rim combinations are a bit difficult and require a bit of care to assure that the tire is seated well before full inflation. I'm a bit more cautious than Andy, checking the seating...
07-06-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By fietsbob

boom.. !

Only other thing might be a casing failure, it tears, (or ignored un adjusted brake shoe wears a hole in it)

.. and tube pokes out.
07-06-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By dsbrantjr

The only reason tubes blow out is that they are...

The only reason tubes blow out is that they are not properly constrained by the tire/rim combination. The tubes are the air seal, the tire and rim provide the strength which the tube lacks. When a...
07-05-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Must have been the knobby tread. :) Really...

Must have been the knobby tread. :)

Really the key to no inflation blow offs is care. Care to fit the tire and tube WRT the rim. Care to stop the initial inflation at 10-20 PSI and check tire...
04-14-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,074
Posted By FBOATSB

You can't make such blanket statements about...

You can't make such blanket statements about WD-40 any more, positive or negative. The brand markets dozens of specific use products in addition to the original multi-purpose spray. Including several...
04-14-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,074
Posted By Koyote

You can spray WD-40 all over your bike, if you...

You can spray WD-40 all over your bike, if you want to. But it's not a lubricant.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-11, 02:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 33,991
Posted By max5480

you guys are missing the big issue here!! This...

you guys are missing the big issue here!!
This guy wants a donut. Give that **** up, go to the store, and buy some ****ing broccoli.

BTW, I ride through the drive through bank line all the time...
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