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Forum: Northeast
06-12-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By leob1

It had EVERYTHING to do with him not being...

It had EVERYTHING to do with him not being arrested on the spot! It's called assault with a deadly weapon.
06-10-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,279
Posted By leob1

Like Cyccomute said the M520 are hard to beat. I...

Like Cyccomute said the M520 are hard to beat. I also have a set of Nashbar(Welgo) pedals that I've been using for almost 20 years. When they start to get hard to get in and out of , I hose them...
06-07-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By leob1

Go to Wal-Mart, buy your kid a brand spanking new...

Go to Wal-Mart, buy your kid a brand spanking new bike. You'll save time and money trying to find a part for a bike that has no value, and you'll be their favorite dad, for a while.
06-06-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By leob1

A pin spanner should work. A hammer and punch...

A pin spanner should work. A hammer and punch would also work.

Good luck.
06-03-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By leob1

No, you don't need one. But buy one and use it...

No, you don't need one.
But buy one and use it anyway. You'll also use it on other stuff that has a specific torque requirement, like carbon parts.
05-31-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By leob1

Have you looked under the fork?

Have you looked under the fork?
Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,469
Posted By leob1

Can you make your concerns know to the person...

Can you make your concerns know to the person through a third party? At least then you know that you made some effort to protect the person from themselves.
05-28-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By leob1

In other words; your tire is broken and needs to...

In other words; your tire is broken and needs to be replaced.
05-24-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,550
Posted By leob1

People that think they know everything really...

People that think they know everything really annoy those of us that do.
05-13-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,028
Posted By leob1

How much more does the Park tool cost versus one...

How much more does the Park tool cost versus one from Harbor Freight?
05-13-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By leob1

I'll use SS bolts if and when plated starts to...

I'll use SS bolts if and when plated starts to rust. I don't worry about them being weaker or softer, they aren't under that much stress on a bicycle.
05-12-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By leob1

The star nut just preloads the headset bearings,...

The star nut just preloads the headset bearings, it doesn't hold the fork on the bike, the stem does that. This looks like is solves the issue of not having one.
Other than that, it looks like a...
05-10-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By leob1

If you were on the rollers, how could you be...

If you were on the rollers, how could you be going at high speed? It would seem your speed would be 0 MPH.
05-10-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 979
Posted By leob1

Some bikes have the brake and shifter cables...

Some bikes have the brake and shifter cables routed on the top of the top tube. The hook that goes over the top of the top tube will cause the cables to rub, and scratch the paint and\or the metal...
Forum: Foo
05-10-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By leob1

Would I love to pet a lion, hell yeah! Am I...

Would I love to pet a lion, hell yeah!

Am I stupid enough to think I could walk up to one and sit on it, really really hope I'm not.
Forum: Foo
05-10-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By leob1

Software is the only product that can be sold...

Software is the only product that can be sold unfinished or broken.



Fixed it.
05-10-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By leob1

Did you try to tap it on with a piece of PVC pipe?

Did you try to tap it on with a piece of PVC pipe?
05-10-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 979
Posted By leob1

Just be sure there is no dirt, or cables on the...

Just be sure there is no dirt, or cables on the top tube, it will scratch through the paint in no time. Ask how I know.
But otherwise it's a good rack for the money.
Forum: Foo
05-09-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 998
Posted By leob1

I've done this with my own dogs, and others dogs...

I've done this with my own dogs, and others dogs that have tried to jump on me.
You have to hit them hard enough to left their back feet off the ground. It may sound cruel or mean, but it doesn't...
05-07-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By leob1

Gmol

Gmol
05-06-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,253
Posted By leob1

Single speed and no suspension, I called mine...

Single speed and no suspension, I called mine "the bike of truth". (it's even orange)

I just changed my ridged single speed 29'er to an 11 x 1. I rode it SS for a few years, it's time for a change.
Forum: Northeast
05-06-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By leob1

The rain was solidly forecast for days before, so...

The rain was solidly forecast for days before, so it was easy to prepare. Because so many people dropped out there were no bottle necks, and I saw only one crash. Getting on the ferry before the...
05-03-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,258
Posted By leob1

Hertz?

Hertz?
Forum: Northeast
05-03-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By leob1

I'll be there, look for me I'll be the one that's...

I'll be there, look for me I'll be the one that's dripping wet!
Forum: Northeast
05-02-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By leob1

RIP Marty

Marty Epstein has lost his war with cancer.
He was the force behind the NJ Gran Fondo, and from the few times I've met him, a nice man.
Ride On Marty!
05-02-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By leob1

This. Much more secure, less change of the rack...

This. Much more secure, less change of the rack or bike damaging the car, and no chance of hitting your garage door when you forget the bike is on top.
Yes it's an expense, but many hitches are DIY...
05-01-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,044
Posted By leob1

My method: Toss bike shorts, tights and,...

My method:
Toss bike shorts, tights and, jerseys, base layer into washing machine with other clothes. Wash on 'Normal' cycle, warm water. When done toss in dryer, dry using 'Normal' cycle, med...
04-26-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,972
Posted By leob1

Do what ever you want with it, it won't be my...

Do what ever you want with it, it won't be my problem.
04-25-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By leob1

Some bosses can be removed, these don't look like...

Some bosses can be removed, these don't look like the removable kind.
04-24-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By leob1

No fat bike?

No fat bike?
Forum: Foo
04-23-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By leob1

Seriously? He's in Texas.

Seriously? He's in Texas.
04-23-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By leob1

What type of hammer did you use? A rubber...

What type of hammer did you use? A rubber mallet, dead blow, or a plastic hammer may not be enough. Try hitting the stem with a big ball peen hammer, steel on steel.
04-23-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By leob1

Try lubing the pivots. A drop or two of a light...

Try lubing the pivots. A drop or two of a light oil. It's a cheap and easy first step. If it solves the problem, go ride, if not you'll have to dig deeper. But since it's the back brake, no rush.
04-22-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By leob1

This makes me think it may not be just an...

This makes me think it may not be just an indexing problem. Did the jamming bend the derailer hanger? Even what would seem to be a slight bend can make your shifting wonky.
04-18-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By leob1

What kind of beer?

What kind of beer?
04-18-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,668
Posted By leob1

You guys all beat my case of beer.

You guys all beat my case of beer.
04-16-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By leob1

paint and stripe the fork, red or white bar tape.

paint and stripe the fork, red or white bar tape.
04-16-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,281
Posted By leob1

worng, wrong, wrong, and wrong

worng, wrong, wrong, and wrong
04-15-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By leob1

We don't stock disc pads other than what is...

We don't stock disc pads other than what is donated(people and shops donate all kinds of stuff). So if we get a bike that needs new pads, and we happen to have a set that fits, the new pads are...
04-12-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,827
Posted By leob1

Ride more.

Ride more.
04-12-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By leob1

I'd be more interested if they had shown it being...

I'd be more interested if they had shown it being used on a not brand new chain. There was no dirt on any of the chains or gears it was being used on. And it looks like it would just wipe one side...
04-10-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By leob1

Many of the screws have a slot for a flat head...

Many of the screws have a slot for a flat head screwdriver, that's what I use when I can.
The screws do help fine tune the centering of the brakes.
04-10-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By leob1

So I want to basically tune them like I would a...

So I want to basically tune them like I would a cable pull brake, and work the problems from there.
The bike is pretty new, and gently used so a sticking piston is unlikely.

Thanks.
04-09-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By leob1

I see chains like that all the time, the trick is...

I see chains like that all the time, the trick is to get them off in one piece, and holding the shape of the drive train. I don't see BB's that bad that often. Was this dropped in the Sound?
04-09-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,607
Posted By leob1

With me, it's not the difficulty of...

With me, it's not the difficulty of speed\distance in the first few rides of the season. It's the loss of skills. My bike handling is sloppy. Getting on and off the bike takes thinking. i have to...
04-09-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,932
Posted By leob1

Take one for a test ride, see if you can do 10-20...

Take one for a test ride, see if you can do 10-20 miles.
If you fall in love, send pics of it in your garage.
If at the end of the ride you say 'meh', keep shopping.

Remember, red is faster.
04-09-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By leob1

How much drag?

My wife's bike, Trek DS 4, has Shimano hydraulic disc breaks. They seem to have enough drag to make them noisy. My experience with disc brakes is limited to cable actuated calipers. I can set them...
04-09-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,455
Posted By leob1

OMS user, for chains I remove the chain(quick...

OMS user, for chains I remove the chain(quick links are great) and shake in in a plastic bottle with enough OMS to cover it. Then I blow it of with compressed air. For cassettes, I'll give them a...
04-08-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By leob1

Nothing is worse than getting to the driveway and...

Nothing is worse than getting to the driveway and see that you are x.x miles from a nice round number. I've pulled in and out of the driveway to circle the block a few times to add those miles to...
04-08-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 820
Posted By leob1

Have you tried Amazon? And I know for myself...

Have you tried Amazon?
And I know for myself when a part needs to be replaced, due to wear or accident(don't ask), I'll replace that part with a compatible higher level than the original.
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