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10-11-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,413
Posted By Kapusta

What I find most interesting is how many people...

What I find most interesting is how many people are so triggered by the authors initial description of the interaction that they completely missed the point of the rest of article…. if they even...
10-05-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By cpach

Pedros lever is what I use directly on the...

Pedros lever is what I use directly on the piston, park tool if pressing in the pads. I clean pistons anytime they're dirty during a pad change or bleed with iso and a toothbrush I use just for this...
Forum: Foo
10-05-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 596
Posted By Hondo Gravel

The Bees have returned

The bees for a few years were gone. Now they are back everywhere and that is good. What was going on? The bees have sure made a comeback.
10-05-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By howardv

The PP-1.2 is not a necessary tool, but nice to...

The PP-1.2 is not a necessary tool, but nice to have. I always take the pads out and used a wide plastic tire lever (e.g. Pedros/Muc-off) to push the pistons back. Never cracked any pistons. I don't...
10-05-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By cxwrench

They must mean not to push directly on the...

They must mean not to push directly on the pistons w/ the tool. As long as you have some old pads to push against you should be fine. If a piston seems stuck I'll pull the brake lever a bit to get it...
10-05-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By drlogik

I bought the Park PP 1.2 and it works pretty...

I bought the Park PP 1.2 and it works pretty well. Quite frankly though, if one had a quality flat-blade screwdriver with dulled edges you could do the job. That's how I had been bleeding brakes...
10-05-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By dsaul

I use a Pedro's plastic tire lever.

I use a Pedro's plastic tire lever.
10-05-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By dedhed

A guy could probably modify a cheap wood chisel...

A guy could probably modify a cheap wood chisel from a yard sale.
10-04-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By cpach

The upside of the park tool is that it's way...

The upside of the park tool is that it's way wider than most screwdrivers. You can crack a Shimano piston if you press the piston in sideways, which can happen with a narrow screwdriver that's not...
10-04-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By cxwrench

I would have thought it impossible to crack a...

I would have thought it impossible to crack a piston while pushing against brake pads but I guess if you try hard enough you can indeed do that. I pretty much ALWAYS use the Park tool and press...
10-04-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By Darth Lefty

p. 57 of this pdf shows "a flat-shaped tool"...

p. 57 of this pdf shows "a flat-shaped tool" (unspecified, like a little ruler, I guess) straight through the caliper so you can push on the piston evenly.
...
10-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,314
Posted By VegasTriker

I think a lot of non-chemists worry needlessly...

I think a lot of non-chemists worry needlessly over such things. I guess if you got wax to just the right temperature it could break down but the more likely result is shorter straight chain...
10-01-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,583
Posted By livedarklions

Anyone suggested that opposition here? All I...

Anyone suggested that opposition here? All I suggested is that this has all of the hallmarks of a very expensive criminal defense, and if you want to deny that relatively rich people stand a better...
10-01-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,583
Posted By livedarklions

Well, now that you put ARE in all-caps, I'm now...

Well, now that you put ARE in all-caps, I'm now convinced you have a point.

Nope, not buying the false equivalency here, at worst this is just bad parody, not the kind of pernicious stereotyping...
10-01-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,583
Posted By livedarklions

Stretch the definition of "blatantly bigoted" ...

Stretch the definition of "blatantly bigoted" the tiniest bit more and it will snap.

Inflammatory? Seriously?!
10-01-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,583
Posted By livedarklions

Google better--the guy seems to specialize in...

Google better--the guy seems to specialize in kids who kill:
...
10-01-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,583
Posted By livedarklions

No, they got themselves a lawyer who is known for...

No, they got themselves a lawyer who is known for handling high profile murder cases, and is already doing a bit of a media blitz on this case. It suggests to this lawyer that the parents backed up...
10-01-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,583
Posted By chancelucky

Normally, you don't appoint a special prosecutor...

Normally, you don't appoint a special prosecutor in a case like this unless there's some serious conflict of interest. It makes me
wonder if the kid wasn't arrested because the parents are connected...
10-01-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,583
Posted By livedarklions

Interesting. Looks like they may charge him with...

Interesting. Looks like they may charge him with aggravated assault, a second degree felony. He may be tried as an adult for that in Texas.

If he actually did multiple passes as claimed in the...
09-27-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,583
Posted By Korina

Anyone notice the article said the cyclists had...

Anyone notice the article said the cyclists had just been coal rolled moments before? Idiot teenager playing copycat.

Who ever thought giving minors a license to kill was a good thing??
09-27-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,583
Posted By JW Fas

The disciplinary challenge here is two-fold. On...

The disciplinary challenge here is two-fold. On one hand the 16-year-old needs to be punished for his actions. On the other hand, his parents bear responsibility for not raising him properly.
My...
09-27-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,583
Posted By RGMN

I doubt his friends think it's funny. They're...

I doubt his friends think it's funny. They're probably pissed the cyclist damaged his truck.
09-27-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,583
Posted By grizzly59

I doubt the cops care. Prosecutor's office will...

I doubt the cops care. Prosecutor's office will look the other way. COVID, overworked, short-staffed, etc. Prob 25% of drivers laugh when a cyclist gets hit. If you could find his instagram etc. I'll...
09-26-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,218
Posted By rsbob

Had a new bike several years ago which came with...

Had a new bike several years ago which came with Vittoria 23C tires. Rode many miles with zero flats so took it on a century and 25 miles from the finish a rear flat. Took 10 minutes of prying to...
09-26-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,583
Posted By chancelucky

How do the police manage to not arrest the kid?

How do the police manage to not arrest the kid?
09-26-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,218
Posted By rumrunn6

here's hoping mentioning a bench vise was just...

here's hoping mentioning a bench vise was just rhetorical
09-25-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By Bob N.

winner

winner
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,075
Posted By robbyville

Few folks in my neck of the woods riding on the...

Few folks in my neck of the woods riding on the new Specialized S Works mirror saddles at like $450 they have actually said that they’re incredible. Some others who I ride with that work at the shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 02:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,075
Posted By trekmogul

Thanks and yes its been just over a year since it...

Thanks and yes its been just over a year since it happened and all good here. The only thing that lingered on for awhile was the vertigo and it also finally all went away about 6 months or so... Its...
Forum: Foo
09-21-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 849
Posted By clemsongirl

With Idaho’s low rate of vaccination and now...

With Idaho’s low rate of vaccination and now serious health care rationing statewide it’s not too hard to see the consequences of an indoor concert arena being a covid spreader, especially with so...
Forum: Foo
09-21-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 849
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

The hospitals are SWAMPED there, dunno if that...

The hospitals are SWAMPED there, dunno if that was the reason though.
09-21-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,783
Posted By Maelochs

I have been experimenting with tubeless on the...

I have been experimenting with tubeless on the rear of my work bike .... not big deal.

As others say, get a sealant injector--basically a small turkey-baster type of clear plastic syringe with a...
09-20-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By canopus

I keep chains in rotation, if i need a clean one,...

I keep chains in rotation, if i need a clean one, pop the link, thread the clean one and put the link on and boom, I’ve beat your time by 10 minutes, and ALL off my chain mess is where it should be,...
09-20-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,477
Posted By SilverRubicon

From Brooks…. “For riders in search of pressure...

From Brooks…. “For riders in search of pressure relief, the B17 Carved features a “registered cutting” which first appeared with Brooks saddles in the 1890s.”
09-20-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,477
Posted By SilverRubicon

Brooks did not copy the Selle Anatomic. Brooks...

Brooks did not copy the Selle Anatomic. Brooks precedes SA by roughly 100 years (SA founded in 2006).
09-20-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By Steve B.

Possibility of faulty cable. I'd want the shop...

Possibility of faulty cable. I'd want the shop to swap all cable. Doing that also checks that all are seated correctly.
09-20-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By jnbrown

Are you sure it is loosing charge or just a loose...

Are you sure it is loosing charge or just a loose connection?
My wife's Cannondale had a problem where the shifting would stop working intermittently.
I finally accessed the junction box in the BB...
09-20-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By Iride01

It's still electricity. You can check for shorts...

It's still electricity. You can check for shorts and leakages with a multimeter if you know how.

Though this is still new enough to possibly involve items still under warranty isn't it? I...
09-20-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By Kimmo

I'd pull off the bars and get the rest of the...

I'd pull off the bars and get the rest of the stuff off the bike, and look at it on the bench.

If you can't see anything wrong, leave it till it goes flat (or you could just skip that bit), remove...
09-19-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By Troul

Find the short in the wiring. Likely pinched or...

Find the short in the wiring. Likely pinched or skinned & prematurely draining the battery.
is the battery getting unusually warm?
09-16-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,477
Posted By Flatforkcrown

Have you tried a leather saddle? I have a brooks...

Have you tried a leather saddle? I have a brooks pro and brooks swift and they’re great on gravel and trails.
09-15-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,061
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I got into chain waxing a few months ago and...

I got into chain waxing a few months ago and finding OMS in southern California has been challenging. I ended up buying a liter from an art supply store (Michaels) for $22. I also ordered a quart...
09-14-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,061
Posted By DaveSSS

Mineral spirits works, but crown brand camp stove...

Mineral spirits works, but crown brand camp stove fuel at Walmart is a lot cheaper.
09-13-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,410
Posted By chaadster

Perhaps, but the 47c Horizons which came on my...

Perhaps, but the 47c Horizons which came on my Doppler were 697g each (actual)! That’s heavy AF! Rode like the proverbial Cadillac, but was slow. I replaced them with Herse Switchback Hill 48c...
Forum: Foo
09-07-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

For every suspected "AI chat bot" on BF, I think...

For every suspected "AI chat bot" on BF, I think there are at least a few possibly intelligent posters in a BF Kool Kidz Klique who use their bicycling knowledge/experiences to occasionally post...
08-28-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,589
Posted By 2old

You might ask at endless sphere or Luna (they...

You might ask at endless sphere or Luna (they always respond to my emails and sometimes their help desk is available on their site). Possibly you'll get pointed toward a BBSHD (maybe 100 mm BB) which...
08-27-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,589
Posted By 2old

The manner in which they're flared could be...

The manner in which they're flared could be trouble. Even with my "perfect for the installation" frames, there's only a couple of mm clearance. I tried to space the motor away from a Niner frame (on...
08-21-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,515
Posted By Koyote

Or the GRX 48-31 crankset with its matching front...

Or the GRX 48-31 crankset with its matching front derailleur… A brilliant combination. If I ever buy a new road bike, I would probably just go with that. I really don’t need a 50 tooth chainring.
08-21-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,515
Posted By Steve B.

I say don't do 1X but instead do a 2x 30/46...

I say don't do 1X but instead do a 2x 30/46 crank. Di2 is about the best shifting of any group and there's no reason not to take advantage of superior front shifting.
08-17-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,433
Posted By Badger6

HTupolev most folks aren't civil engineers like...

HTupolev most folks aren't civil engineers like you and don't possess the knowledge to fully appreciate the nuance of the different material types. Saying paved surface is a decent heuristic for...
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