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06-26-19, 11:06 AM
06-25-19, 10:00 AM
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Posted By AnkleWork

Don't borrow trouble; this is not a mechanical...

Don't borrow trouble; this is not a mechanical problem with your bike.

Getting out to ride IS the fix.
06-23-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By AnkleWork

First check the external wiring and switch, if...

First check the external wiring and switch, if any. Then check the light. Last, check the hub.
06-23-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 915
Posted By AnkleWork

Neither can I.

Neither can I.
06-23-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By AnkleWork

Sometimes weather websites don't notify you that...

Sometimes weather websites don't notify you that a radar station has been taken offline, so check the time-stamps to see if each image is current.
06-19-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By AnkleWork

Wow, not sure where the disconnect is. Can you...

Wow, not sure where the disconnect is. Can you see the difference in "rubber glue" and "instant adhesive"? Apparently the instructions are also different.

Subtle hints frequently don't work,...
06-19-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By AnkleWork

From:...

From: https://www.hutchinsontires.com/helpers/pdf/hutchinson-us.pdf
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1209x530/hutchinson_ae8584eefb287c22bcb47f9d7ccd95e4d574a264.jpgI really...
06-19-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By AnkleWork

Hutchinson's website appears to indicate that the...

Hutchinson's website appears to indicate that the kit with cyanoacrylate glue is for low pressure mountain bike tires. Their kit for road tires uses regular tube repair cement.
06-19-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 763
Posted By AnkleWork

THIS!: OP: It's time to fall out...

THIS!:





OP: It's time to fall out of love. You can keep the crank, admire it, caress it, just don't ride it.
06-19-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 763
Posted By AnkleWork

+1 And teeth. OP: Racing and pseudo-racing...

+1 And teeth.

OP: Racing and pseudo-racing parts have limited life and are disposable. You paid extra for that. Your plan weakens the crank arm at the worst possible place -- please reconsider.
06-18-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By AnkleWork

As noted above, Shimano now specifies a torque...

As noted above, Shimano now specifies a torque range for the preload because too much torque opened the BB seals of some models. Be circumspect.
06-17-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By AnkleWork

Clue: water is not good for chains. ...

Clue: water is not good for chains.





And what will you use to remove the water you applied with the diluted alcohol? WD40? [Haw!]
06-17-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,359
Posted By AnkleWork

+1 And 4,000 psi hydraulic systems.

+1
And 4,000 psi hydraulic systems.
06-17-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,359
Posted By AnkleWork

Top quality Schrader cores are available from...

Top quality Schrader cores are available from aircraft supply sources -- precisely made with teflon seals and strong springs. Good luck.
06-17-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,359
Posted By AnkleWork

How do you know the valves are leaking?

How do you know the valves are leaking?
06-15-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By AnkleWork

Consider total procurement cost in...

Consider total procurement cost in time/effort/money (zero salvage value) versus return-on-investment of a few seconds. Money can be made again; time not so much.
06-14-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By AnkleWork

Black/white thinking. Nothing is perfectly rigid,...

Black/white thinking. Nothing is perfectly rigid, not even a UN55. Everything is both rigid and deformable by degrees. Eg: a thickwall BB shell may be more rigid than a thin-wall light weight...
06-14-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By AnkleWork

Cartridge BBs have been known to bind due to poor...

Cartridge BBs have been known to bind due to poor facing; contemporary external BBs more so.
06-14-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By AnkleWork

Regardless of legend, there's no alcohol in WD40...

Regardless of legend, there's no alcohol in WD40 according to the MSDS, also no reason to remove it from a chain according to the indicated uses.
06-14-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By AnkleWork

Looks like the shell needs to be faced before...

Looks like the shell needs to be faced before worrying about the flange.
06-14-19, 09:35 AM
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Views: 542
Posted By AnkleWork

I would.

I would.
06-14-19, 09:27 AM
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Views: 837
Posted By AnkleWork

Alcohol is not "like" WD40 and there's no need...

Alcohol is not "like" WD40 and there's no need for it (or drying). Just get everything as clean as you want with the WD or petroleum solvent, the[n] lube as normal.
06-13-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,027
Posted By AnkleWork

Every Conti tube I ever bought came with a yellow...

Every Conti tube I ever bought came with a yellow valve cap.
06-12-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By AnkleWork

On the seat post with hose clamps?

On the seat post with hose clamps?
06-12-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,342
Posted By AnkleWork

You didn't need the special wrench to remove the...

You didn't need the special wrench to remove the guard/chainring?

What's a "three piece thing"?

Never mind, I would offer no guesses based on that description.

[+1 on the law of arithmetic.]
06-12-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,218
Posted By AnkleWork

Unfortunately, it already contaminates all lakes,...

Unfortunately, it already contaminates all lakes, rivers, and oceans in high concentrations.

At least it's listed by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS no. 7732-18-5) so there must be pending...
06-12-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By AnkleWork

Welcome to the Bicycle Mechanics and Pop-Psych...

Welcome to the Bicycle Mechanics and Pop-Psych Self Help Forum.
06-12-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By AnkleWork

And the beat goes on!

And the beat goes on!
06-12-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By AnkleWork

Just get over it already. Measure what you have...

Just get over it already. Measure what you have then you'll know so you can go shopping or adapt something else, or do you prefer anonymous guesses? I hope you get more ride time soon.
06-12-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By AnkleWork

So,what's the question? Maybe just keep riding...

So,what's the question? Maybe just keep riding it.
06-11-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By AnkleWork

Safe for metal?!? Sure, why not. Anything is...

Safe for metal?!? Sure, why not. Anything is better than actual bike chain lube, right? You are in the right forum.

So we have "intimate" lube instead of chain oil,
Dirt instead of hand cleaner,...
06-11-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,218
Posted By AnkleWork

Careful! Don't denigrate the forum culture:...

Careful! Don't denigrate the forum culture: "legend, guess, desire, anecdote are all better than truth."

[PS, also remember toxic mold.]
06-10-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,752
Posted By AnkleWork

That's not theoretical; it's empirical. You'll...

That's not theoretical; it's empirical. You'll have to measure it.
06-10-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,752
Posted By AnkleWork

Not sure what you mean. Even 100mm tires would...

Not sure what you mean. Even 100mm tires would also be wider "only to some extent."

Anyway, consider using the widest practical tires. They tend to have lower rolling resistance and aerodynamics...
06-09-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,660
Posted By AnkleWork

>sigh< Parody is so poorly understood.

>sigh< Parody is so poorly understood.
06-09-19, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By AnkleWork

A few cents worth of PTFE spaghetti tubing from...

A few cents worth of PTFE spaghetti tubing from an electronics supplier can be a permanent fix.
06-09-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By AnkleWork

Yes, they would be. Maybe just...

Yes, they would be.




Maybe just upgrade the whole bike and get away from PF30 altogether.
06-08-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,660
Posted By AnkleWork

+1 +1 Or public pud pulling? [NOT attractive.]

+1
+1
Or public pud pulling? [NOT attractive.]
06-08-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By AnkleWork

I'm going to say "maybe" since sufficient...

I'm going to say "maybe" since sufficient time/effort/money will usually accomplish things like that. But, do you really think it's a good idea motorize a $98 full suspension pedal...
06-07-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By AnkleWork

Looking for a "problem" to solve? If the offset...

Looking for a "problem" to solve? If the offset is toward the NDS, then re-dishing will not likely improve anything. Rather, it will somewhat weaken the wheel and it's very easy to ruin the trueness....
06-06-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,156
Posted By AnkleWork

Not sure if this is a real thread or just idle...

Not sure if this is a real thread or just idle chat -- did you read and understand the above replies? How can anybody know where to buy a frame when you don't know which frame you want?

Anyway,...
06-06-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By AnkleWork

I hope the OP gets more ride time soon.

I hope the OP gets more ride time soon.
06-06-19, 01:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,200
Posted By AnkleWork

You want to know why something that didn't...

You want to know why something that didn't happen, did happen?! I just have no idea at all.

Your photos are empirical evidence; the three smallest cogs show no wear. Whatever assumed hypothetical...
06-05-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,200
Posted By AnkleWork

Has that really been established? Your photos...

Has that really been established? Your photos don't show any obvious wear.
06-05-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By AnkleWork

How much are they bent?

How much are they bent?
06-05-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,200
Posted By AnkleWork

Forgive me while I let the OP speak for themself...

Forgive me while I let the OP speak for themself in response to some reasonable questions, rather than extrapolate and guess.




It's premature of you to advocate that without knowing the terms...
06-05-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By AnkleWork

Until you have to stop facing up-hill.

Until you have to stop facing up-hill.
06-05-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,200
Posted By AnkleWork

Why is a bike with only 400 miles on it back in...

Why is a bike with only 400 miles on it back in the shop? What problem are you trying to solve?
06-05-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,484
Posted By AnkleWork

Clue: zombie.

Clue: zombie.
06-04-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By AnkleWork

It appears that you don't use the top four gears...

It appears that you don't use the top four gears much, or at all. Maybe consider switching to a seven or eight speed setup -- they last much longer.
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