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10-24-09, 08:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,450
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Loctite softens with heat. You can use a high...

Loctite softens with heat. You can use a high watt soldering iron to free the screw without overheating anything.
08-11-08, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By Rev.Chuck

The only reason I mentioned the color of the guys...

The only reason I mentioned the color of the guys attacking is because it is an identifier.
08-11-08, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By Rev.Chuck

It happened this afternoon. The only way this...

It happened this afternoon. The only way this will show up in the paper is if this guy writes into the editorial section or the Road Worrier and they print it.

The only good to come of this so...
08-11-08, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Cyclist attacked in Raleigh, North Carolina

Today(08/11) a customer was attacked on Oberlin Rd. by three black men in a silver Honda Civic. One of them struck him with a chain as they passed. They then stopped in the street and got out. One of...
05-10-08, 07:27 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,753
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Nothing to do with it, that is not even a really...

Nothing to do with it, that is not even a really busy day. It takes as long as it takes. When you do it for years it takes less time.

I can only hope that you are the last ******* to annoy me on...
05-09-08, 10:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,681
Posted By Rev.Chuck

It is not "markup" you idiot. Just because an...

It is not "markup" you idiot. Just because an item is cheap fom an online vendor does not mean it is cheap for the local shop to buy. There is a minimum markup needed to stay in business. Of course...
05-09-08, 10:10 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,753
Posted By Rev.Chuck

This is also bull****(Today I did 9 board...

This is also bull****(Today I did 9 board repairs, three walkins, and three flat repairs. This was with four people working. They did no repair work, not their job. They work the floor, stock,...
05-09-08, 10:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,753
Posted By Rev.Chuck

My personal best, without using a repair stand or...

My personal best, without using a repair stand or compressor(tho I did use a floor pump) is 2m:38s. Rear wheel, road bike. Timed a few years ago when there was a similar inane discussion.
05-09-08, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Congratulations on saving four grams. I see in...

Congratulations on saving four grams. I see in another post you say there is no access to the rim interior, even thru the valve hole. In that case you just need to send them back and cross your...
05-09-08, 08:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,753
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Fine. Make a video of you removing the wheel from...

Fine. Make a video of you removing the wheel from the bike, removing the tire and tube, finding the cause of failure, removing the sharp(or sharps) replacing the tube reinflating the tire,...
05-09-08, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Remove the rim tape and shake the wheel until...

Remove the rim tape and shake the wheel until something falls out. Most likely, there is a piece of flash from the rim drilling still in the rim.
05-03-08, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Even if yo do not use gas or oil you are feeling...

Even if yo do not use gas or oil you are feeling it. Food has jumped 15-20% in price in the last two years. As the cost of shipping it and growing it climbs, so will the price.
05-02-08, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Rev.Chuck

It is just wear of the shock end bushing and the...

It is just wear of the shock end bushing and the alloy adaptors. It is not an exspensive repair.

"As a "lesson learned", my friend bough a set of cartridge bearings from Giant to overhaul the...
04-26-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Rev.Chuck

I don't think they are really "collectible" but...

I don't think they are really "collectible" but they are very cool and desireable for the person wanting a more traditional commuter bike. Specialized also did not sell loads of them. So they have...
04-24-08, 08:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,706
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Have a freind, not employed there, lock up a bike...

Have a freind, not employed there, lock up a bike at the racks every day. Wait for that bike to be taken, then call the cops.
04-24-08, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Rev.Chuck

The problem is the desire to please. Your GF asks...

The problem is the desire to please. Your GF asks what time you will be at her house, you tell her the time she wants to hear regardless of tha actual time you figure you will show up. It is easier...
04-24-08, 06:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,681
Posted By Rev.Chuck

That is right. It is a business. If a bike...

That is right. It is a business. If a bike shop(or any small store) does not make at least a 35%(+-) margin, then they lose money when all the infrastructure bills are added to equation.
04-22-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By Rev.Chuck

As much as I hate it I have had this happen at my...

As much as I hate it I have had this happen at my shop. When the employees do not communicate with each other or do not write the repairs out fully, it happens. I prefer to write all my repairs but...
04-22-08, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By Rev.Chuck

I try to do quick stuff like a broken spoke on...

I try to do quick stuff like a broken spoke on the same day. However If I am really backed up and have somone that cannot grasp they may have to wait , I offer the twenty plus repairs already in line...
04-20-08, 10:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,653
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Saving weight in the right spot can make a big...

Saving weight in the right spot can make a big difference in feel* I just swapped out the stock wheels(Mavic Aksiums) on my Allez elite for a set of CK hubs with Open Pros, 28h and Revolution...
04-18-08, 08:50 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,446
Posted By Rev.Chuck

We have two companies we finance thru. They are...

We have two companies we finance thru. They are both decent(and smart) they will not approve someone unless the credit shows they can pay. Pity they were not the same guys that have been writing...
04-18-08, 07:24 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,446
Posted By Rev.Chuck

you would be surprised. Most shops can offer...

you would be surprised. Most shops can offer financing. We offer several plans from ninetydaysameascash up to twelvemonthsnopaymentnointerest. The problm is this is fairly new for the bikeshop and we...
04-17-08, 08:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,098
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Would have to be around 1970, birthday present....

Would have to be around 1970, birthday present. The bike was red/gold, white seat with red piping and training wheels. It was stolen and later found minus the training wheels and (for some reason)...
04-17-08, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Rev.Chuck

You have it right. When it is wet stuff sticks to...

You have it right. When it is wet stuff sticks to the tire, giving it a better chance to work thru the rubber.
Another thing, most flats happen on the rear tire. This is because the front tire will...
04-16-08, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Looks like it is meant to reference the shape of...

Looks like it is meant to reference the shape of the crank arm. The cank also looks like it was crafted with the same care as the website.
04-16-08, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By Rev.Chuck

I don't know about big containers, but for bikes...

I don't know about big containers, but for bikes just use a regular soft waterbottle, the type that have been used for cycling for twenty years. They are made from LDPE, which does not use bisphenol...
04-14-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,446
Posted By Rev.Chuck

It is not as bad as it looks, the camera was in...

It is not as bad as it looks, the camera was in macro and it "bent" the image. It is pretty comfortable, tho the seat is higher than the handlebar.
04-13-08, 10:38 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,446
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Well lets see some high mileage Xmart bikes ...

Well lets see some high mileage Xmart bikes

Here is a high mileage bike shop bike. Except for many changes in rubber(tires, tubes, brake pads), it has only had a couple of chains, two cassettes,...
04-13-08, 08:43 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,446
Posted By Rev.Chuck

When you spend a decade maintaining all kinds of...

When you spend a decade maintaining all kinds of bikes, for all kinds of people, your opinion will have some validity(Meaning perform thousands of repairs on all kinds of bikes, like I have done, to...
04-11-08, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,104
Posted By Rev.Chuck

We price tires based on the cost of the tire. We...

We price tires based on the cost of the tire. We do not add in the cost of installing the tire to each tire. We do this to be fair to all the people that install their own tires. Even if we are busy...
04-11-08, 07:08 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,446
Posted By Rev.Chuck

WRONG. Worked on bikes for fourteen years, ridden...

WRONG. Worked on bikes for fourteen years, ridden bikes for 30+ years, owned department store bikes and bike shop bikes. Under the same conditions, a brand bike will outlast the Xmart bike every...
04-10-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,222
Posted By Rev.Chuck

The guys at our shop have been doing fixed as...

The guys at our shop have been doing fixed as winter training for five years. We even had a section up on the website about doing conversions, related movies, and track racing back then. Just this...
04-10-08, 09:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,572
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Bicycle bottles are made from LDPE, this is the...

Bicycle bottles are made from LDPE, this is the safest plastic. Bisphenol, the chemical at issue, is not used in its manufacture. Bisphenol is is used to make polycarb bottles(The hard, clear...
04-09-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,888
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Fact is, the average BikeForum membert takes...

Fact is, the average BikeForum membert takes better care of their bike than 99% of the average bike owners. Most bikes I get in for repair are filthy and have recieved no love til I get them in the...
04-04-08, 07:25 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,446
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Really? I guess that explains why so many shops...

Really? I guess that explains why so many shops support local races and rides, have teams and clubs, send mechanics to events, have booths at the local Earth Day, work the Art in Motion event. Most...
04-03-08, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,830
Posted By Rev.Chuck

And I had an Armadillo flat with in fifteen miles...

And I had an Armadillo flat with in fifteen miles of its maiden voyage. Half inch staple, I still think someone snuck up and put it in with a staple gun because it was straight in and brand new....
04-03-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,446
Posted By Rev.Chuck

If refering to the LBS bikes you are flat wrong....

If refering to the LBS bikes you are flat wrong. Most customers buy the cheapest bike that will meet their needs. Sometimes that is a $3000 carbon road bike but most often it is a sub $500 mountian...
04-01-08, 09:25 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,446
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Actually, no. The reason you see bike shop...

Actually, no.
The reason you see bike shop bikes in the shop getting repaired is because they actually get repaired rather than put away or thrown away when there is a problem. Generally, when I...
03-31-08, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,831
Posted By Rev.Chuck

I prefer to hold the wheel against my...

I prefer to hold the wheel against my forearms/chest and pull towards me. I find this has better control than pushing down against the floor. There are some rims out there that are REALLY flimsy and...
03-30-08, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,830
Posted By Rev.Chuck

This is a two year old thread, BUT, there is a...

This is a two year old thread, BUT, there is a new light/durable tire in town. The Serfas Seca. They are proving to be puncture resistant. Haven't used any long enough to wear them out, but one local...
03-30-08, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 21,911
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Furniture polish also cleans the bike and aonly...

Furniture polish also cleans the bike and aonly takes about a minute to apply.
03-30-08, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Bigger spokes will not help near as much as a...

Bigger spokes will not help near as much as a strong rim.
03-30-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,446
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Mr. Lee(That is the guy in the first picture) IS...

Mr. Lee(That is the guy in the first picture) IS eccentric. More eccentric than someone that races road bikes(Nice potshots there, you must have never watched a crit and seen a multi bike pileup...
03-30-08, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Rev.Chuck

You could get ball bearings from an LBS and...

You could get ball bearings from an LBS and rebuild the headset without the cage. You will need one or two extra balls to do it this way.
03-30-08, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 21,911
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Windex works well for cleaning everything but the...

Windex works well for cleaning everything but the drivetrain.
Furniture polish works well as a frame polish(We used Pledge in the shop before there were "bike" polishes).
You can use dish...
03-27-08, 07:35 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,446
Posted By Rev.Chuck

There are all kinds of serious cyclists. This guy...

There are all kinds of serious cyclists. This guy for example:

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q130/RightRevChuck/bikes/customer%20bikes/misc111206014.jpg

Not all serious cyclists race road...
03-23-08, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Rev.Chuck

Giant is working on a new E-bike to replace their...

Giant is working on a new E-bike to replace their present model. The bike already has a front hub motor, assits pedaling based on how much "hard" the rider pedals, has coast assist, and a throttle...
03-22-08, 07:16 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,942
Posted By Rev.Chuck

I would be interested to see how that bike sells....

I would be interested to see how that bike sells. I have said on this forum and elsewhere, many times, that places like WalMart need to have a bike exactly like that Mongoose. But I beleive they will...
03-22-08, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,506
Posted By Rev.Chuck

That is a great way to put it. I think it is easy...

That is a great way to put it. I think it is easy to rebuild a Campy shifter. My wife thinks it is easy to make a DVD with full menu, editied chapters, and soundtrack in Adobe Premier(Which I have...
03-20-08, 04:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,536
Posted By Rev.Chuck

I can see not going back to shop #2, the guy was...

I can see not going back to shop #2, the guy was trying to upsell in a shady fashion.
Shop #1 however just did not have what you needed, when you needed it. And the kid did not know what you...
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