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03-29-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,686
Posted By caloso

We can't control the actions or words of others...

We can't control the actions or words of others but we can control our reactions to them.
03-29-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,686
Posted By gregf83

It's not worth getting worked up over badly...

It's not worth getting worked up over badly behaving motorists or cyclists. There are plenty of both and you'll just raise your stress levels if you get upset every time a motorist or cyclist does...
03-29-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,686
Posted By 355Mono

We all know exactly how you felt. Thank goodness...

We all know exactly how you felt. Thank goodness your encounter did not escalate. But, I totally get it. I've had to concentrate on ridding my anger in as few miles as possible. It's actually a...
03-27-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 297
Posted By MRT2

Well, maybe this is a good time to have a...

Well, maybe this is a good time to have a discussion with them either by telephone or email.
03-22-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By 79pmooney

I am sure there is a well researched reason why...

I am sure there is a well researched reason why you cannot but I have switched lubricants many times over the decades, especially between Tri-Flo and Finish Line wet MTB. My winter bikes get the...
03-22-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By cranky old road

Perhaps when you installed the new chain you...

Perhaps when you installed the new chain you passed over a projection on the derailleur cage rather than under the projection. Sorry about my lack of terminology. The projection I refer to keeps the...
03-21-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By dsbrantjr

Well, you shouldn't need to do anything with...

Well, you shouldn't need to do anything with limit screws unless something on your bike changes, but since you have you will need to get them readjusted properly. I would suggest following this...
03-15-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 979
Posted By Paul Barnard

Why do you want opinions on your bike? Our...

Why do you want opinions on your bike? Our opinions on your bike make no difference whatsoever.
Forum: Recumbent
03-14-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By BlazingPedals

A RANS Rocket, especially one with a 2" boom as...

A RANS Rocket, especially one with a 2" boom as shown, is a nice little bike. It will take a bit of time to learn starting on it, but worth the effort. I used to offer test rides on my V-Rex (very...
03-14-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,765
Posted By velopig

Fact is there is no conspiracy to kill the triple...

Fact is there is no conspiracy to kill the triple or abandon touring cyclists. The newer wide range doubles cover the gearing provided by old school triples yet with increased reliability and...
03-14-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Iride01

It might depend on what you wrap them with. If...

It might depend on what you wrap them with. If you use a very thin handlebar tape you might feel the roughness underneath. If you use a tape that depends on it's adhesive, then as a general rule,...
03-12-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By ropetwitch

there's no problem having 2 threads lol

there's no problem having 2 threads lol
03-07-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,615
Posted By Ogsarg

I use a take-a-look mirror on my road bike. It...

I use a take-a-look mirror on my road bike. It attaches to your glasses and is very effective. I don't ride without it...or at least not on the road.

https://takealookactive.com/
03-07-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,081
Posted By Maelochs

I have been telling people for many years that if...

I have been telling people for many years that if Big Brother wants anything of yours, .... end of story. Location, records of any sort, travel routes, "personal and protected" communications of any...
03-05-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

That picture seems to show some markings on the...

That picture seems to show some markings on the stem's quill well above the top of the headset nut. The only markings you will regularly find on a stem's quill are at the 'maximum extension' line.
...
03-03-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,534
Posted By cyccommute

What is "properly lubed"? There's no much load...

What is "properly lubed"? There's no much load on a derailer jockey wheel and there's not much friction developed. The small amount of lube on a jockey wheel is all that is needed. If it weren't...
03-01-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,534
Posted By cyccommute

What problem are you trying to “fix” by pulling...

What problem are you trying to “fix” by pulling the derailer off and/or disassembling it? There is no need for that to be done for any general reason. And do you know how much grease is needed in...
02-20-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,039
Posted By bpcyclist

I don't really know what epic is. I guess...

I don't really know what epic is. I guess anything over four hours nowadays could be considered pretty epic for me.
02-19-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 844
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Sorry.

Sorry.
02-16-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By Wileyrat

I wouldn't, but I'm not you. Put your...

I wouldn't, but I'm not you.

Put your Breezer in the closest gearing to what the fixie has, leave it there, and see how you do. Oh yeah, no coasting either.
02-07-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A common problem is having the second flange's...

A common problem is having the second flange's spokes inserted one hole off in the hub. You'll get two loge and two short spokes as you tension up. Andy
02-07-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,913
Posted By noimagination

My wife and I first rode a tandem when we were...

My wife and I first rode a tandem when we were dating, on Block Island, an old clunker. My wife learned to ride as an adult, and is, to say the least, not confident on the road. We took single bikes...
02-06-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By AnkleWork

I'd guess "triple crankset with the outer ring...

I'd guess "triple crankset with the outer ring removed."
02-03-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,117
Posted By dedhed

That's a freewheel and you probably broke the...

That's a freewheel and you probably broke the axle as is common with freewheel hubs. It's due to the unsupported length beyond the bearings.

Cro-mo axles are readily available to easily replace...
01-27-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By surak

I do how the LBS showed me, stand in front of the...

I do how the LBS showed me, stand in front of the bike as it's right side up, hold the front wheel between my legs, then guide the fork down onto the skewer, using the caliper as the target to align...
01-26-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By dedhed

I suspect they're canti lever brakes ...

I suspect they're canti lever brakes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABHF9f86Vi8
01-25-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By enock111

Need help with identifying the use of this tool.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2020_01_25_10_39_22_8d88feeb7385829d1682ac141c147bb00bebc0f3.jpg
It is as blue Park Tool spanner tool number SPA-3. I can not figure...
01-25-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Kimmo

Yep, check RD condition and hanger alignment....

Yep, check RD condition and hanger alignment. Also check the cable.
01-22-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 614
Posted By BobbyG

I'm still not 100% clear on your goal, or...

I'm still not 100% clear on your goal, or motivation to upgrade, which may be on my end...but I would like to say this:
Wrenching, and upgrading a bike just for the joy and experience of doing it...
01-17-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By csport

You may be able to make it work with the current...

You may be able to make it work with the current RD. Otherwise any Shimano compatible 9 speed one, "mountain" will work. For example, Shimano Deore M591. I run Sora 3500 shifters with the M591 rear...
01-14-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,364
Posted By Phil_gretz

Exasperated.

STOP!!! The problem is that you want to fundamentally change your drive train without either the resources or understanding of how to do it efficiently.

Don't. Stick with the 7-speed freewheel...
01-09-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,737
Posted By livedarklions

Can we stipulate that people's needs for...

Can we stipulate that people's needs for recreational riding are completely different? Trikes would be completely useless for the recreational riding I do, but so is suspension and a whole host of...
01-08-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,839
Posted By dsaul

Do you have a 1x specific chainring? This is...

Do you have a 1x specific chainring? This is what usually happens when someone creates their own 1x drivetrain by using a chainring that was designed for shifting.
01-01-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By dedhed

You have a 1 month old bike bought from a...

You have a 1 month old bike bought from a reputable dealer and you're thinking about taking a drill to it?
Take it back and let them sort it out.
01-01-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By bitpuddle

It is difficult to tell from that photo, but it...

It is difficult to tell from that photo, but it looks like the tube may be pinched between the tire and rim. The tube is thicker around the valve and is easy to get pinched when seating the tire.
01-01-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Hanger length is the axle center to der mounting...

Hanger length is the axle center to der mounting bolt dimension. Often between 25-35mm. Shimano specs a dimension as one of the 17 details that make a SIS system. Of course there's a lot of fudge and...
12-16-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By dedhed

What are you measuring at 7.5MM? That's like...

What are you measuring at 7.5MM? That's like 1/4"
12-06-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By cyccommute

Not just spokes but the proper spokes. There is...

Not just spokes but the proper spokes. There is a huge advantage in going from a 2.0mm straight spoke to a 2.0/1.8/2.0mm butted spoke and an even larger advantage with going to a 2.3/1.8/2.0 butted...
12-05-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,517
Posted By cyccommute

Here's a list I put together for my mechanics...

Here's a list I put together for my mechanics class



-->Tool list



General tools
11-17-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,683
Posted By andrewclaus

What are the chances you're ever going to want to...

What are the chances you're ever going to want to lace up that hub body? One way to look at it is that you bought it for parts, so take the parts off and scrap the body. I'd use my 14" pipe wrench...
11-04-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By alcjphil

Define "upshift" and "downshift". If "upshift"...

Define "upshift" and "downshift". If "upshift" isn't your derailleur going to a smaller rear cog, you have a cable friction problem
Limit setscrews WILL NOT fix your problem. Don't touch them
10-07-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By HillRider

Cage length doesn't control the maximum cog size...

Cage length doesn't control the maximum cog size the derailleur will shift too, only how much chain the derailleur will "wrap up". Maximum cog is determined by the geometry of the parallelogram and...
10-01-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,487
Posted By ctak

Seems like a lot of labor for a "cheap old rusty"...

Seems like a lot of labor for a "cheap old rusty" frame that you "don't want to spend much" on. Not to mention possible health risks.

How about a couple photos of the frame in question?
09-30-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,646
Posted By bruce19

I ride a Century minus my age. I'm in TT...

I ride a Century minus my age. I'm in TT territory at this point.
09-28-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By 3alarmer

....a lot of this assumes that your old wheels...

....a lot of this assumes that your old wheels were built well, dished properly, and tensioned high enough to begin with. It also presumes that your old wheels have a pretty good quality spoke. The...
09-26-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would suspect that if the cables are too rusted...

I would suspect that if the cables are too rusted to move you will need to replace both the shift and brake cables and housings. Wal-Mart has a set for under $10: ...
09-22-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 756
Posted By Bill Kapaun

+1 I've been down that road--- Inexperienced...

+1
I've been down that road--- Inexperienced and a 1st bike with some obsolete/NLA parts.
It can be done, but much better by one with experience and a knowledge of what they are getting themselves...
09-15-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,126
Posted By fly135

A good saddle probe might change that.:fred:

A good saddle probe might change that.:fred:
09-15-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,126
Posted By Pouhana

For some reason I don't ever get positive...

For some reason I don't ever get positive feedback from the saddle area.
09-13-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,126
Posted By fly135

Just enable "Guitar Face" option.

Just enable "Guitar Face" option.
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