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06-16-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,867
Posted By urbanknight

Stupidest thing was a guy in a pick-up telling me...

Stupidest thing was a guy in a pick-up telling me I shouldn't ride during that time of day or in that direction (I was commuting from work) as he almost ran me over because he couldn't see me with...
06-15-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By cxwrench

Wow, an entire dozen? I promise they would have...

Wow, an entire dozen? I promise they would have been better if you'd had some way to judge tension. I've built close to 2000 and use one on every wheel I build or true.
06-14-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By ThermionicScott

For what it's worth, Weinmann recommends a 120kgf...

For what it's worth, Weinmann recommends a 120kgf max for most of the single-walled rims I see on their site (couldn't find the 1900.) It's normal for rear wheels to have a healthy difference in...
06-14-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By pdlamb

140 kgf sounds pretty high to me. I'd try to...

140 kgf sounds pretty high to me. I'd try to take it down to 120 kgf tops, 110 would be better.

Non-drive side tension will be what it needs to be to get the dish straight. (That's why some...
06-12-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah probably the B screw at least. Also maybe...

Yeah probably the B screw at least. Also maybe chain length is too short now. Also maybe chain was worn out/worn in to your old cassette and you need a new one anyway.
06-12-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By Rolla

How's the chain length and condition?

How's the chain length and condition?
06-11-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,809
Posted By Mojo31

Neither. Save the coins for the better bike...

Neither. Save the coins for the better bike you’ll inevitably want.
06-08-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By base2

I'm not seeing the issue. The circumferential...

I'm not seeing the issue. The circumferential texture is from machining during manufacture.

Your post & seat tube should be greased though. Any generic plain bearing grease ought to work well...
06-05-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Crankycrank

I tried the old-tube-scraps-patch trick, and it...

I tried the old-tube-scraps-patch trick, and it was iffy at best. You need to clean off one side of the patch real well, then scuff it up, then use some proper vulcanizing fluid, clamp for a little...
06-05-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 465
Posted By RustyJames

I have a similar vintage Allez that I bought last...

I have a similar vintage Allez that I bought last year so Iím familiar with your bike. (Mine is an ďEliteĒ so it is mostly Shimano 105 with an FSA Gossamer crankset.)

I think before you start...
06-04-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By TiHabanero

I use a mix of mineral spirits and ATF. 80/20...

I use a mix of mineral spirits and ATF. 80/20 mineral spirits to ATF. Works well and provides a very light lubrication. I flood the interior and work the levers until they work free. Sometimes the...
06-04-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 465
Posted By Ross200

+1 on a better bike shop. 9 speed triple...

+1 on a better bike shop. 9 speed triple drivetrain parts are still made and as available as anything else in the current market. The idea of charging extra is a big red flag for me.
06-04-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 465
Posted By Barry2

Find a better bike store. Find one that at...

Find a better bike store.
Find one that at least wishes to see the bike before condemning the drivetrain to total replacement, and offering to sell the the parts and labor.

Barry
06-02-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

" frame size should not be the limit." PM ...

" frame size should not be the limit." PM

And why should this be the case? Were it a truth we could all be riding around on the same size bike that a 4 year old fits, and thus take advantage of...
06-01-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By soyabean

Seatposts that require the 14mm nut seat clamps...

Seatposts that require the 14mm nut seat clamps are made with thin cheapie steel that is very soft.

Modern aluminum seatposts with the seat mounts will be stronger because it'll be a lot thicker....
06-01-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By Rolla

That looks like way too much seatpost exposed...

That looks like way too much seatpost exposed above the collar, but it's also pretty much the lowest-common-denominator style of seatpost. Get a 400mm+ seatpost that's made out of aluminum and has a...
05-31-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By Crankycrank

I think if the bikes are new, you should take it...

I think if the bikes are new, you should take it back to the shop and let them handle it since even though this is a pretty simple problem if anything were to get damaged while you were trying to...
05-31-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By dedhed

The vise holds the seatpost and the frame gives...

The vise holds the seatpost and the frame gives you a big handle to turn & pull. Much bigger than holding the frame and pulling on the seatpost.
05-16-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By bboy314

The rear shifting should be compatible up to 10sp...

The rear shifting should be compatible up to 10sp road or 9sp mountain, front might be trickier. We are using a Deore 9sp front trigger shifter with Ultegra 10 speed front derailleur on our tandem,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,102
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Yes, discs get hot, sometimes very hot, and yes,...

Yes, discs get hot, sometimes very hot, and yes, sometimes hot enough to cause braking issues. No, that heat will not be sufficiently transferred (through the 'spider' on the rotor and through the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,102
Posted By cxwrench

I was a pro team mechanic for over a decade and...

I was a pro team mechanic for over a decade and I'll just say this: Pro racers are some of the most ignorant, under educated, know-nothings when it comes to bicycles that I've ever had the pleasure...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,102
Posted By WhyFi

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
05-13-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By Koyote

Looks like itís the rear tireÖ? If so, Iíd run...

Looks like itís the rear tireÖ? If so, Iíd run it. Worst that happens is it goes flat while youíre riding and you put in a tube. Itís highly unlikely to cause you to crash or anything else...
05-07-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By 70sSanO

Whether it is called tension or effective length...

Whether it is called tension or effective length is moot.

When you use the barrel adjuster it is called effective length, but turning a spoke nipple is changing the tension, even though it is...
05-07-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By 70sSanO

The first principle is to understand that an...

The first principle is to understand that an index system has a starting point and every shift references from that starting point.

For standard top normal rear derailleurs that starting point is...
05-02-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By Rolla

You need the rigid fork to match the length of...

You need the rigid fork to match the length of the suspension fork, and you'll need to ensure that the new fork has the same kind of dropouts, the correct steering tube diameter, and accommodations...
05-01-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,310
Posted By sweeks

The image looks much more consistent with a...

The image looks much more consistent with a problem with the metal, irrespective of any chemical exposure. Could the cracks seen in the image have been caused by the insertion of the pins in the side...
05-01-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Jeff Neese

It's not a choice you need to make, if you are...

It's not a choice you need to make, if you are refurbing a bike and using the existing wheels. Use whatever the rims are made for. There are adapters that let you use presta tubes in a rim drilled...
04-29-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By Iride01

Step throughs will generally be heavy. If it's...

Step throughs will generally be heavy. If it's expected that the current bike will still be used after recovery, then isn't just leaning the bike way over towards her to put the saddle low enough...
04-28-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,002
Posted By Camilo

He's not saying he wants to reuse a master link....

He's not saying he wants to reuse a master link. He's saying he broke the chain by pushing out a pin, and then pushing the pin back in -like we used to do in the (very) old days.

With modern...
04-28-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By Trsnrtr

You can enlarge the valve hole with a hand reamer...

You can enlarge the valve hole with a hand reamer or a drill.
04-28-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,002
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Kai Winters is 100% Incorrect - modern chains...

Kai Winters is 100% Incorrect - modern chains (anything intended for more than 6 speeds) have the pin peened when assembled at the factory and removing a pin and reinserting will leave the joint too...
04-28-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,002
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, the above post is not accurate. It might or...

IMO, the above post is not accurate. It might or might not hold. Do not be surprised if the chain comes off during a ride, reused pins usually do not seat properly. If/when that happens, a lot of...
04-19-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By Russ Roth

Nope, hubs with rubber shields have grooves the...

Nope, hubs with rubber shields have grooves the rubber can run in while ones without don't have good ways of sealing them to the hub. Most with boots also use a larger washer and specific spacers to...
04-18-22, 01:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 655
Posted By Bike Gremlin

I would expect 1-1/8 threadless cups to fit that...

I would expect 1-1/8 threadless cups to fit that frame, along with a fork that is not tapered.

Does ATC stand for Axle To Crown?
If yes, then know that a shorter fork will tilt the entire bike...
04-17-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By _ForceD_

Your chain tool is designed to fix this problem....

Your chain tool is designed to fix this problem. Vid at this link shows how to do it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25gP6PmxhKI
Dan
04-16-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By CliffordK

Can you actually feel one of the links near the...

Can you actually feel one of the links near the problem being stiff?

Usually wiggling and lubing the link helps. WD40 or your favorite spray lube?

If the problem occurs at the splice, then the...
04-14-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By SpedFast

The tin on a car body is thin, soft, and flexible...

The tin on a car body is thin, soft, and flexible compared to tubing on a bike. Car body not structural per se. Bike frame structural, Good luck
04-14-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,253
Posted By Rolla

Heat shrink tubing?

Heat shrink tubing?
04-05-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 808
Posted By hokiefyd

I know what you mean. I have a couple of bikes...

I know what you mean. I have a couple of bikes with Mini-Vs also. I'd suggest using those. You'll get a firmer feel with less mechanical advantage with long-pull levers (like Avid FR-5s). These have...
04-03-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By OldBike876

I use both. There are some spots where only a...

I use both. There are some spots where only a cone wrench really works.
04-03-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By Dave Mayer

Terminology is a problem here... I think you are...

Terminology is a problem here... I think you are referring to 'cartridge bearings'.

Both cartridge and cup and cone bearings can be well sealed or poorly sealed. In isolation, a simple air dam...
04-02-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Rolla

I'm using such an adapter on the rear wheel of...

I'm using such an adapter on the rear wheel of one of my bikes, and there's no downside whatsoever. The brake works just as well as it did with the old six-bolt disc hub, with no play at the rotor....
04-02-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By katsup

Pros Able to use a 6 bolt rotor as well as...

Pros

Able to use a 6 bolt rotor as well as centerlock

Con

Need to use an adapter to use a 6 bolt rotor
Sometimes there is forward and backward play. Not noticeable when riding, but can...
04-01-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By alcjphil

What does the gap at the bottom of the stem...

What does the gap at the bottom of the stem faceplate look like? If it is smaller, loosen the bottom faceplate bolts and then tighten the top bolts an equal amount
Forum: Foo
03-29-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,102
Posted By genec

Exactly... their two cents is the same as yours....

Exactly... their two cents is the same as yours. But there ARE folks out there that do not understand that... and value those "two cents" as more... hence the real issue.
03-27-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,105
Posted By CliffordK

I've hit over 50 MPH on my bicycle (no motor,...

I've hit over 50 MPH on my bicycle (no motor, just pedals). But, a good hill helps A LOT. :giver:

Most commercial E-Bikes will have some sort of governor that will kick out at 20 MPH (or maybe...
03-24-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By 79pmooney

Also, the details of the clamp matter a lot. Are...

Also, the details of the clamp matter a lot. Are the edges rounded? Are there sharp edges to hole in the bolt the cable goes through? Does that hole line up nicely with the flat or groove the cable...
03-24-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By bboy314

Overtightening the pinch bolt can indeed mash the...

Overtightening the pinch bolt can indeed mash the threads to the point of eventually breaking.
Forum: Foo
03-07-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By Juan Foote

Naw, I am sure the cashiers check the prince is...

Naw, I am sure the cashiers check the prince is sending you will be fine.
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