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09-14-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 763
Posted By dedhed

Properly assembled that just cannot happen.

Properly assembled that just cannot happen.
08-11-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Amt0571

What I don't understand is why they don't use the...

What I don't understand is why they don't use the cotter pins on high end brakes. Bolts rust, get stuck, heads get dirty and then rounded... it's a bad engineered system.
08-07-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By zacster

Given that these hoods are a $25 item I wouldn't...

Given that these hoods are a $25 item I wouldn't spend any money on a special cement. I'd try the inner tube idea but I'd also be prepared to fork over another $25. Another idea would be to use...
07-31-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By alcjphil

Square taper spindles are made of steel which is...

Square taper spindles are made of steel which is much harder than the aluminum alloy crank arms. 99.9% of the time the crank arm has to be replaced
07-29-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,023
Posted By Hank3

Thank you again, WOB. Too bad we didn't live...

Thank you again, WOB. Too bad we didn't live closer to one another or else we'd go for a ride and I'd buy you lunch. Here's a pic of gratitude and appreciation:
...
07-25-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 966
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

8% more tire width is IMO about 8% less PSI....

8% more tire width is IMO about 8% less PSI. Having said that 120 PSI is WAY HIGH. Is there a reason you run your 23's this high?

I sometimes ask customers if they have a manual shift car and if...
07-25-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 966
Posted By cpach

I would probably try something like 90psi...

I would probably try something like 90psi rear/80psi front or thereabouts. Really the best way is experimentally--lower them until:
a) Pressure is sketchy for pinch flats, which at your weight is...
07-24-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Camilo

Unless you can actually put that wheel to use or...

Unless you can actually put that wheel to use or do the work yourself to make it work, put it for sale and get what you can for it, cut your losses and move on and get what you need, with the...
07-24-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,023
Posted By 3alarmer

. Through bolting is not uncommonly used...

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Through bolting is not uncommonly used to repair failures when aluminum alloy threads give up under use. And you gain the advantage of not needing to worry any more about the seizing business....
07-22-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By HillRider

There is a third type of buyer; the impulse...

There is a third type of buyer; the impulse buyer. Buys the first thing he sees without making sure it really does meet his needs. I think the OP did just that, bought a track/fixie/single speed...
07-19-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By dedhed

There is absolutely no need to re-rivet the...

There is absolutely no need to re-rivet the assembly. The lock ring holds it all together along with the hub splines. The riveting is strictly for ease of assembly. You just have to make sure your...
07-18-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,216
Posted By rosefarts

I mean yeah, I'm drinking on an early Saturday...

I mean yeah, I'm drinking on an early Saturday afternoon too.
07-18-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By sdmc530

MN Tour de Doughnut!

Had the MN tour de doughnut this morning, was great fun. Kaden my son (9) and my dad (71) rode with me. Only bike event probably doing this year so we made the most of it! This is a copy of the...
07-14-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 837
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

So a 24 year old recall is being held up by a...

So a 24 year old recall is being held up by a world health crisis? Please don't cry.

Your choices are to ignore the "don't ride it" and continue to enjoy the bike till a replacement is delivered,...
07-13-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,429
Posted By rosefarts

I get that. I'm commenting on the idea of running...

I get that. I'm commenting on the idea of running a steel nut down the tube once the file work is done. Getting the right nut could be laughably easy or almost impossible.
07-13-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,425
Posted By shelbyfv

Must be 5 o'clock somewhere....:beer:

Must be 5 o'clock somewhere....:beer:
07-12-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,953
Posted By woodcraft

My worst is servicing plumbing trim with set...

My worst is servicing plumbing trim with set screws of unknown size that are facing down and cannot be seen, recessed up to an inch, and 1/4" from the wall. Even after finding the correct size from...
07-11-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,429
Posted By Moe Zhoost

These Nicholson thread restorers are excellent...

These Nicholson thread restorers are excellent for doing what you need. Just make sure you match the thread pitch. The damage on your fork is minor and should be easy to resolve.
07-10-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,429
Posted By sweeks

There are *METRIC* thread files too! METRIC...

There are *METRIC* thread files too!
METRIC THREAD FILE...
07-10-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,429
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have one of those steerer threading die...

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...I have one of those steerer threading die tools from Hozan, that I got when a local shop closed, but I wouldn't break it out for that.
Even if you're not very good with a file, losing the...
07-09-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,953
Posted By dsbrantjr

Torx drive is more resistant to "cam-out" than...

Torx drive is more resistant to "cam-out" than slotted or Phillips heads, and more resistant to stripping than hex drive. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torx
I suspect that they tolerate use with...
07-08-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 939
Posted By sweeks

Statistical analysis by "Marge Inovera"....

Statistical analysis by "Marge Inovera". Chauffeur: "Peekup Andropoff"... there were lots, and they were all funny.
FWIW, I won the "Puzzler" back in the early '90s and got an autographed copy of...
07-08-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 939
Posted By vintagebicycle

Weight will affect the effects of caster in the...

Weight will affect the effects of caster in the front forks. A ligher rider may not be imparting enough added weight for the forks to overcome the resistance of the tire on the road and the force...
07-08-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,297
Posted By ljsense

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/manuals/

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/manuals/
07-03-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By August West

I'm with the Wiz on this. Although ⅜" is probably...

I'm with the Wiz on this. Although ⅜" is probably workable it wouldn't be my first choice for working on my bike. I use my 1-20 Nēm wrench about 5x more than I use my ⅜" wrench which I only use on...
07-03-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 431
Posted By dsbrantjr

It should work OK, you probably need just one...

It should work OK, you probably need just one layer with a generous overlap at the end. Cut a clean hole for the valve with a sharp blade so you don't start a run.
07-02-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,230
Posted By livedarklions

I saw a cf frame that was ruined when a guy...

I saw a cf frame that was ruined when a guy decided to jam the wrong size seat post into it. While not a splosion, it was ass-adjacent.
06-30-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,183
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I haven't read beyond this post, in this thread,...

I haven't read beyond this post, in this thread, so please excuse me if I repeat what's been said since.

This and Mad Honk's advice is at the foundation of what a professional shop starts with....
06-30-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By pdlamb

Looks like drive-by engineering. Take a shot,...

Looks like drive-by engineering. Take a shot, "because of a coarser structure, graphite can even be harmful to bicycle bearings," and drive off. Kinds of neglects the fact that graphite has...
06-30-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,183
Posted By squirtdad

as to OP comments not about kits etc a) OP has...

as to OP comments not about kits etc a) OP has not really provided enough information as to what is intended to provide an such a detail list. as an example: working on new and carbon bikes ...
06-29-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

While one could just duplicate the current wall...

While one could just duplicate the current wall thicknesses I would suggest the added leverage of the longer reach will want somewhat thicker walls. I suggest using seamless DOM 4130 cro moly. Andy
06-26-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By Barry2

Contents of post removed.. I must not post...

Contents of post removed..

I must not post before coffee
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06-25-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,426
Posted By quindecima

Good call, so much for a college education

Good call, so much for a college education
06-16-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Are you referring to the wedge or cone nut that,...

Are you referring to the wedge or cone nut that, when tightened, jams the stem solidly to the inside of the steerer tube? Or is this nut a stray one that for some reason found it's way into the head...
06-15-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By fietsbob

What is wrong with the stock post ? looks fine......

What is wrong with the stock post ? looks fine...
, the alternative a plain tubular post with a long stem bold running through it.. pulling same sort of wedge.
06-15-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By Fissile

This is how it was done on the fillet brazed...

This is how it was done on the fillet brazed Schwinns from the factory. Slot in the seatpost tube and clamp-on binder. No brazing or welding required.
...
06-11-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By aggiegrads

The offset clamp is an essential part of the...

The offset clamp is an essential part of the design of the EVT clamp. It allows much easier rotation of the bike because the center of mass of the BIKE is closer to the mounting cylinder.

If...
06-11-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By JohnDThompson

Heh. We used those stands to hold frames for...

Heh. We used those stands to hold frames for brazing at Trek. Nothing like having a red-hot bike frame drop in your lap while you're working on it! To prevent this, we brazed a little metal tab to...
06-11-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 669
Posted By fietsbob

& along the home brew line, rather than a...

& along the home brew line, rather than a carriage bolt a length of Allthread rod works too , just another nut or 2..

...
06-11-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 669
Posted By robertorolfo

A lot of people mention pressing both cups at the...

A lot of people mention pressing both cups at the same time. I prefer to do them individually, because I think the tube itself, and then the pressed cup, give a more secure point for the other side...
06-11-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,260
Posted By cyccommute

Correct. I have to disagree with the...

Correct.



I have to disagree with the statement that WD-40 is not a lubricant. Itís 25% mineral oil which is a lubricant. Itís not necessarily a great lubricant but it does reduce friction.
...
06-05-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,164
Posted By Fissile

That goes both ways. I heard about some certain...

That goes both ways. I heard about some certain chemical compounds that cause the state of California.
06-05-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,164
Posted By wgscott

It might cause reproductive harm if the chain...

It might cause reproductive harm if the chain repair is done incorrectly and you have a high top tube.
06-04-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By dsbrantjr

When a crank is ridden loose for an appreciable...

When a crank is ridden loose for an appreciable distance the taper in the crank is often distorted to the point where it will not stay tight; the spindle, being harder steel is usually OK.
Besides...
06-02-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,330
Posted By fietsbob

Why ? Metal fatigue.. those posts are only $25 ,...

Why ? Metal fatigue.. those posts are only $25 , no incentive to make them better @ that price..




need the suspension? the good ones are $200 not 25...



..
06-02-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,330
Posted By Iride01

You can put the pictures up on a pic hosting site...

You can put the pictures up on a pic hosting site and then put the URL for them in the plain text of your post. You likely will have to replace "." with " dot " and maybe a few other things if it...
06-01-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By dabac

The easiest way to an SS is to stop shifting. ...

The easiest way to an SS is to stop shifting.
derailer gear bikes are meant to derail. Removing derailers and keeping it reliable usually means adding other bits and pieces to keep the chain...
05-30-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,268
Posted By Sy Reene

Here's a better chart that emulates a real road a...

Here's a better chart that emulates a real road a bit better, taken from this article.
https://blog.silca.cc/part-4b-rolling-resistance-and-impedance

Think of the blue line being the...
05-29-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,268
Posted By Gresp15C

Good question. Wheel load is how much weight is...

Good question. Wheel load is how much weight is on each wheel. It's not exactly half your weight, because you normally have more weight on the rear wheel.

The 15% wheel drop is how far the tire...
05-25-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By Crankycrank

This. Many people seem to dislike the stem nuts...

This. Many people seem to dislike the stem nuts but with 150k miles of riding I've found that I have far fewer tears at the stem by lightly snugging up the nut. Keeps the valve from wiggling around...
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