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10-10-13, 04:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,835
Posted By gyozadude

+1 on FB's opinion. I rebuilt a Bianchi not too...

+1 on FB's opinion. I rebuilt a Bianchi not too long ago. Had a small stash of campy chain adjuster screws and the outer heads are separate and can fall off easily. I had some others from...
10-09-13, 09:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,835
Posted By gyozadude

Best wishes Tom for a full recovery. I am...

Best wishes Tom for a full recovery. I am O-positive but I've recently lost about 30% of my blood due to a big ulcer brought about by stage 4 stomach cancer. Yeah, sort of sudden, and was only...
10-09-13, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By gyozadude

You, like me, are a "Clyde." We're big and...

You, like me, are a "Clyde." We're big and heavy, and if the rear axle (usually on the cluster side) is too long, then at our size, axles can bend and spokes can break.

Once spokes break and you...
10-09-13, 08:52 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,747
Posted By gyozadude

BikeForums does have -paid- memberships.... Just...

BikeForums does have -paid- memberships.... Just a thought.

And curious how this thread got on haircuts and tipping the barber. I fix both my own bikes and cut my own hair... at least until...
10-09-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By gyozadude

If it's a name brand (e.g. Shimano) lower-end...

If it's a name brand (e.g. Shimano) lower-end rear hub, it may be possible to find some parts online. Cones and axles are available for some models. I used to shop at HuskyBicycles.com and get some...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-13, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By gyozadude

I'm in the same circumstance - geared bike one...

I'm in the same circumstance - geared bike one day, S/S the next. I'm slow on both bikes. Ravages of old age.
07-19-13, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,929
Posted By gyozadude

Most bikes have a pop-top stem with either two...

Most bikes have a pop-top stem with either two bolts in the center or four bolts, two each left and right. Because I think the rider's view is what is most important, I usually stand over the bike...
07-15-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,728
Posted By gyozadude

At under $8 for that item on eBay and free...

At under $8 for that item on eBay and free shipping, it'd be cool if someone bought it and reviewed it. Maybe even order several sizes if the seller offers that. I ride and commute in regular...
07-12-13, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By gyozadude

I have a set of SKF bearings that are 20 years...

I have a set of SKF bearings that are 20 years old and removed for exactly that idiot reason. What would be more stupid? If you A) didn't check the pedals and replaced BB bearings with expensive...
07-12-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,383
Posted By gyozadude

I thought the debate over. But consider...

I thought the debate over.

But consider omega (w) the angular frequency that is relative to two or more co-axial components. Precession can happen if bearings are between them (and it must be...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-13, 06:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,701
Posted By gyozadude

My son has a Sigma -wired- BC509 or something...

My son has a Sigma -wired- BC509 or something like that. He likes it and it works for him. My daughter has a $5 Chinese Schwinn/Walmart bike computer knockoff from Tmart.com. And I ride mostly $9...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-13, 06:11 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,574
Posted By gyozadude

To go about 2500 miles in the last year, I bought...

To go about 2500 miles in the last year, I bought a single-speed bike on sale for $160 from Nashbar with free shipping and a special 20% one item email coupon, then bought some blow out brakes, alloy...
07-12-13, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,241
Posted By gyozadude

Fully loaded, my commuter is about 50lbs heavier...

Fully loaded, my commuter is about 50lbs heavier than you. And at 700 km or 400-500 miles before your first broken spoke, it really does beg the questions of proper tension, and what quality are the...
07-12-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By gyozadude

Another tip to avoid possible chain suck is to...

Another tip to avoid possible chain suck is to think about tension on a chain and if you plan to take a lot of bumps and ride rough, you may want to keep more tension on the chain. So keep the chain...
07-12-13, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 899
Posted By gyozadude

The most important measurement for compatibility...

The most important measurement for compatibility with your BB and cups will be the ridge-to-ridge middle length. (if you go to Sheldon Brown's site on spindles: http://sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html,...
07-12-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,175
Posted By gyozadude

+1 on replacing braking components for more...

+1 on replacing braking components for more modern, dual-pivot calipers and levers. The SR looks pretty sweet. Love old steel frames. Rather than keeping the old 600/600EX levers, if you want, you...
07-12-13, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,148
Posted By gyozadude

Only certain things can go wrong with a...

Only certain things can go wrong with a threadless headset. If it isn't stack height, and it isn't the brake cable hanger not being flat over the top cup, then it's something like a missing or...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-13, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By gyozadude

I've had the displeasure of having to work in FL...

I've had the displeasure of having to work in FL in the heat of summer. Mostly out of Tallahassee, so I don't know the climate elsewhere in FL, but it was plenty hot and HUMID. It's like showering...
07-10-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 8,233
Posted By gyozadude

In driving school here in California, the...

In driving school here in California, the assumption is that a solid white line, whether at a left turn signal, or toll crossing, etc, should be considered a solid wall than cannot be crossed without...
07-10-13, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,148
Posted By gyozadude

Did you remove too many headset washers? perhaps...

Did you remove too many headset washers? perhaps you don't have enough stack height to prevent the top cap from bottoming out against the steerer tube. You need to be about 2 - 3mm above the...
07-10-13, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By gyozadude

OP: I've got some Joytech hubsets and a bmx and...

OP: I've got some Joytech hubsets and a bmx and track set. A075/76 with cartridge bearings. The spoke hole drillings were a half space offset on each hub flange. Can't remember the track set. ...
07-10-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,383
Posted By gyozadude

ChainL? :-) Sorry. Just getting caught up in a...

ChainL? :-) Sorry. Just getting caught up in a terrestrial physics discussion is all. Haven't had one of those in a long time, since I graduated to doing computational physics on Thermonuclear...
07-10-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,383
Posted By gyozadude

Once a left hand crank bolt comes loose, again,...

Once a left hand crank bolt comes loose, again, it's not really precession. It's more like racheting action. The downward stroke with left crank forward has outward force because most of us are...
07-10-13, 01:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,383
Posted By gyozadude

Wrong. The picture is 2D, but sufficient to...

Wrong. The picture is 2D, but sufficient to explain that it's all in the axis of rotation coming out of the diagram. Just answer the question what part has bearings and is spinning in the same axis...
07-10-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,383
Posted By gyozadude

From your perspective it may make no difference,...

From your perspective it may make no difference, but in reality, and in basic Physics, it makes all the difference. Counter rotational moment caused by precession can only be exerted along the axis...
07-09-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,383
Posted By gyozadude

Sreten: The left pedal has two sets of...

Sreten:

The left pedal has two sets of bearings precessing on the main pedal spindle. This causes the left pedal to experience a moment that is counter clockwise when viewed from the non-drive...
07-09-13, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By gyozadude

Yes. Some BB's do stick out a bit. As long as...

Yes. Some BB's do stick out a bit. As long as you've met torque specs, and the spindle spins freely by hand with no side play, albeit with some viscous friction, then you're good.
07-09-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By gyozadude

If there is nothing overtly near the dropout that...

If there is nothing overtly near the dropout that would catch the chain and wedge it at high speed, check the teeth on the top pulley of your derailleur. If worn, have it replaced, or cleaned of...
07-09-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By gyozadude

Before you install brake cables and housing, can...

Before you install brake cables and housing, can you manually squeeze the calipers by hand against the rims? Now let go. Do the calipers spring back? If so, then you've eliminated the overly tight...
07-09-13, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,953
Posted By gyozadude

As far as I know, most coloured Rustoleum does...

As far as I know, most coloured Rustoleum does bind to metal and coats it and blocks it from rusting. I don't know about the clear coat though. But it should tell you the instructions on the can,...
07-09-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By gyozadude

The question I have is what happened between 3...

The question I have is what happened between 3 weeks ago and now? When you took ownership of it, you must have ridden it around a little. Did it shift okay then? Since then, what has happened? ...
07-09-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,149
Posted By gyozadude

If you have rear shifting that's sluggish heading...

If you have rear shifting that's sluggish heading down onto smaller cogs, then friction might be a problem. The key is sourcing derailleur cables on the narrow side. They can come in both 1.1 to...
07-09-13, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,643
Posted By gyozadude

The Deore XT 780 hubs are for trekking/touring. ...

The Deore XT 780 hubs are for trekking/touring. It minimizes the need for tools for on-road maintenance. Both front and rear hubs use proprietary length axles and end cap nuts that thread over the...
07-09-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By gyozadude

Are these the original Mavic Ksyriums? Or are...

Are these the original Mavic Ksyriums? Or are they different? If it's a welded joint, then you may need to spend some time with abrasives on the sidewall to condition the surface. I'd be surprised...
07-09-13, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By gyozadude

If the front derailleur (FD) is rubbing and you...

If the front derailleur (FD) is rubbing and you don't have trim capability (a half click to nudge the FD a little more outward) on your shifters and it wasn't rubbing before, they perhaps you need to...
07-09-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,383
Posted By gyozadude

I'm a bit surprised precession got into the...

I'm a bit surprised precession got into the discussion. The crank arm attachment using a tapered spindle isn't supposed to have clearance or any rotation relative to the spindle. Precession only...
07-08-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,149
Posted By gyozadude

I don't work in a shop, but run enough free...

I don't work in a shop, but run enough free clinics have have concluded that almost any thin diameter cable will work for any speed. 10spd is no different. Where it gets finicky is not so much...
07-08-13, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,882
Posted By gyozadude

OP: If you're located near a town or city...

OP:

If you're located near a town or city with a Bike Co-op, you may be able to find the right parts to keep your bike maintained, and learn a little bit about how to service most parts of your...
07-05-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By gyozadude

Cheap galvanized cable or SS are both okay. It's...

Cheap galvanized cable or SS are both okay. It's easier to solder galvanized for sure. Any low temp electronics solder works. But with stainless, you'll need to pre-dip in flux (acid etching...
07-05-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,748
Posted By gyozadude

Jarrett2: Gotta love your enthusiasm. Not...

Jarrett2:

Gotta love your enthusiasm. Not even 400 miles and you've already bought the 2nd bike, a Trek FX 2.0? LOL! Yeah, I'd say you're on a good path. Keep it up and stay safe. Riding is...
07-03-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,794
Posted By gyozadude

I'm significantly heavier than probably all the...

I'm significantly heavier than probably all the guys on the mechanics forum and only get beat in the Clyde forum. A 6% grade for me is sustainable in an old school 42-26 for a mile or two without...
07-03-13, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,072
Posted By gyozadude

Did you get past the B-screw? Loosen the bolt,...

Did you get past the B-screw? Loosen the bolt, then rotate the RD clockwise rear ward and high, tighten the bolt and then release. Did you do that? Is there still 1/8th inch play between RD and...
07-03-13, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,775
Posted By gyozadude

I thought the grime on the tape was a symbol of...

I thought the grime on the tape was a symbol of accomplishment? I personally go with camo pattern in any colour. Dirt just blends in.
07-03-13, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By gyozadude

Don't be discouraged by reading the Shimano...

Don't be discouraged by reading the Shimano Techdoc and noting how the wraps aren't installed yet on the bars. Chances are that you aren't changing cables that often. But my new rule of maintenance...
07-03-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,126
Posted By gyozadude

If the brake isn't centered, on most V-brakes,...

If the brake isn't centered, on most V-brakes, near the base, is a small screw on each arm. Lower end brakes use take a slotted or philips. Higher end brakes take a 2mm or 2.5mm allen. Tighten...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-13, 07:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,342
Posted By gyozadude

I used to commute in the rain, and like the...

I used to commute in the rain, and like the others, fenders is a great suggestion. 10 minutes to put on for mine. 5 minutes to remove. I have bladed support rods that take 4mm allen bolts to...
07-02-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By gyozadude

Deja Vu. I swear I read something recently...

Deja Vu. I swear I read something recently somewhere on exactly this thing about great wear on master links. So was was balancing the cost between bulk Shimano replacement pins (segmented type with...
07-02-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By gyozadude

I've been really lucky and I'm also a night owl. ...

I've been really lucky and I'm also a night owl. Most nights, I'm up until 2am doing some computer software stuff, so on an off chance, if a compile is taking a long time, I just check eBay and CL...
07-02-13, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By gyozadude

+1. Count me in the cateogory for non-trainers...

+1. Count me in the cateogory for non-trainers because I commute a lot and am busy. But I've been on a number of rides in the past and just volunteered to be a sweep rider hauling all sorts of...
07-02-13, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By gyozadude

First bike might be the best deal or the worst. ...

First bike might be the best deal or the worst. You need to check the suspension fork. Some folks know how to jury rig it for one or two rides or use the lock out. But it's leaking and you'll need...
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