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Forum: Introductions
07-03-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Super Course, eh? That means that you have great...

Super Course, eh? That means that you have great taste! Welcome
07-03-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 435
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Is it coming through the tire or from around the...

Is it coming through the tire or from around the rim? The former would imply that you have a pinhole in the tire, which would be unusual for a new tire. I'd dismount the tire and check it closely. ...
07-03-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Sounds to me like either a stem/bar or...

Sounds to me like either a stem/bar or saddle/post issue.
06-30-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,052
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Although it's not the primary place where I order...

Although it's not the primary place where I order bike parts, I have used them occasionally and have always been satisfied with both price and product. I did get an Mirrycle IncrediBell that was a...
06-30-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Wow. Two success stories in one thread. This is...

Wow. Two success stories in one thread. This is excellent.
06-30-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Around the World on a Bicycle by Thomas Stevens....

Around the World on a Bicycle by Thomas Stevens. Volumes 1 and 2 are available through the Gutenberg Project. (https://www.gutenberg.org) Stevens made his journey on a Columbia Ordinary in the late...
06-30-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,107
Posted By Moe Zhoost

So what's everybody's favorite clipless pedal...

So what's everybody's favorite clipless pedal lube?
06-30-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've tried it, punching a small hole in the...

I've tried it, punching a small hole in the center of the patch and gluing it down. It didn't work! Maybe you'll have better luck.
06-30-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,070
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have to say that my favorite bike of all that I...

I have to say that my favorite bike of all that I own is my 1972 Super Course.
06-30-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,107
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Why do you think this is so? I used...

Why do you think this is so?

I used clipless pedals on my recumbent trike (and other bikes) for years, not for efficiency but rather to keep my feet firmly on the pedals. This is especially...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Does your existing frame have mount points for...

Does your existing frame have mount points for disk calipers? If not, you'll find that it will be a significant challenge (i.e. not worth doing). What's more, if your fork is not designed to handle...
06-26-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 343
Posted By Moe Zhoost

We're talking about nutted square taper spindles...

We're talking about nutted square taper spindles here, which are very common. Even crotchless mechanics should be able to handle them.
06-25-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 343
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'd stay away from those shops. Either the...

I'd stay away from those shops. Either the mechanic is inexperienced or, if you talked to a sales person, they were too lazy or dumb to refer your question to a mechanic.
06-25-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I think that this treatment makes the components...

I think that this treatment makes the components look great. I wonder, though, if it would have been a better idea to instead invest the cost of the Chemical Guys product on better components. I...
06-24-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,175
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Glad you found an escape from irritation. It's...

Glad you found an escape from irritation. It's funny how little things grow to the point where one just has to do something. Personally, I would have sold that wrench and bought Park's PW-4. The...
06-23-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,305
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've used Bag Balm for years. Great stuff.

I've used Bag Balm for years. Great stuff.
06-22-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 769
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I use #6 wedges. You may need to add a shim if...

I use #6 wedges. You may need to add a shim if the space between the BB and crank is too wide. A pickle fork would work as well but they may damage the crank. See about 4 minutes into this video:
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06-22-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 180
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Wow, that doesn't seem like enough room, although...

Wow, that doesn't seem like enough room, although if your brakes are adjusted close to the rim, it may be enough. You could gain a smidgen more by moving the seat post clamp up slightly. You should...
06-22-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By Moe Zhoost

^^^^^ This ^^^^ Looking at the above...

^^^^^ This ^^^^

Looking at the above picture, rotate the DR counter-clockwise until everything straightens out.
06-21-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 490
Posted By Moe Zhoost

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06-21-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 490
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Avocet cranks were made by Ofmega, whose spindles...

Avocet cranks were made by Ofmega, whose spindles had a smaller taper end. I've heard that they work with Campy spindles, but they may not fit far onto a JIS spindle. Good luck.
06-19-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Where are you located? I'll have to check my...

Where are you located? I'll have to check my tool box, but I believe I have a VAR 405 remover. If you're in my area you're welcome to bring your wheel over and use it.
06-18-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,965
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Driver. The only fault of the cyclist is putting...

Driver. The only fault of the cyclist is putting him or herself into the line of fire.
06-18-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By Moe Zhoost

When wiping, the lube only comes off the outside...

When wiping, the lube only comes off the outside parts, which is good because it then doesn't collect grit. On the friction points, where it counts, the lube is retained by capillary attraction. An...
06-16-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Hi Millie, welcome to Bike Forums. Yes you...

Hi Millie, welcome to Bike Forums.

Yes you will need 10 posts to be able to show pictures, but you can easily get those by posting a bit more about the bike. For instance, style, wheel size,...
06-16-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,866
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Well, it's been 12 years since the OP asked for...

Well, it's been 12 years since the OP asked for advice. I'd assume that the situation is resolved (or dissolved!) by now.
06-16-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
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, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The Japanese standard is 27.0, while 26.4 is...

The Japanese standard is 27.0, while 26.4 is common on high end Italian bikes. When in doubt, the best thing is to measure. There are plenty of inexpensive digital calipers on the market so you...
06-15-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By Moe Zhoost

In NC it is now legal (and expected) that a...

In NC it is now legal (and expected) that a motorist will cross over into the oncoming lane to pass a cyclist, even if there is a double yellow line. They must of course yield to oncoming traffic.
06-13-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Bummer. Take a look at the advice HERE...

Bummer. Take a look at the advice HERE (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/stuck-seatposts.html).

Good luck. Remember to put a bit of grease on the new seat post to prevent this from happening in...
06-12-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19,117
Views: 3,112,239
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yeah, but shipping is only $9.90!

Yeah, but shipping is only $9.90!
06-12-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If I have to take my chain off for some reason, I...

If I have to take my chain off for some reason, I clean it in my ultrasonic cleaner with a solution of simple green detergent, then dry and relube. But ... I rarely have to take my chain off so my...
06-09-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19,117
Views: 3,112,239
Posted By Moe Zhoost

All eleven tubes are Reynolds 531? So I count ten...

All eleven tubes are Reynolds 531? So I count ten including fork blades and head tube. Is he counting the steerer tube as well?
06-09-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,551
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Thanks for posting the through-spindle pics. ...

Thanks for posting the through-spindle pics. Seems like it would work great. I wonder why they just didn't adopt a true through axle system. Or just stick with a traditional QR.
06-08-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,267
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes indeed. This was the first thing I noticed.

Yes indeed. This was the first thing I noticed.
06-08-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 781
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Black, certainly. I like the pattern it makes on...

Black, certainly. I like the pattern it makes on my sweaty khaki shorts.
06-08-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I generally buy cheap generic tubes and only once...

I generally buy cheap generic tubes and only once had a problem, a leak where the valve stem was inserted. I share the opinion of the others above in that user error is the biggest factor; either...
06-08-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 939
Posted By Moe Zhoost

He's issued a "heart-felt" apology. Every time...

He's issued a "heart-felt" apology. Every time bad citizens get caught doing something outrageous, they come up with this effusive outpouring about how that wasn't like them and they feel horrible...
06-07-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 924
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My understanding is that there is an exception to...

My understanding is that there is an exception to this rule: The glue on the back of the warning labels also falls in the category needing warnings; however they felt that putting a warning label on...
06-07-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My tool roll has tire irons, patch kit, small...

My tool roll has tire irons, patch kit, small chain tool with a few quick links, selected wrenches (both box end and allen), and a few other things like zip ties, etc. I also have a Swiss Army knife...
06-07-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I would put myself in a fifth group: those who...

I would put myself in a fifth group: those who just ride happily with what's on the bike. I have bikes with DT shifters, bar ends, trigger shifters, twist shifters, indexed thumb shifters, and one...
06-06-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 967
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Once when I reinstalled my chain, I inadvertently...

Once when I reinstalled my chain, I inadvertently twisted the chain so the two links at the attachment point were 180 degrees off. Shifted ok but looked a bit weird.
06-05-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,033
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'd think that competent employers would have...

I'd think that competent employers would have thoroughly analysed the effect of WAH on their business operations. And, through such analyses, would modify their business practices if appropriate. ...
06-04-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,291
Posted By Moe Zhoost

He needs to turn himself in ... now.

He needs to turn himself in ... now.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,997
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The video seems to have been edited to exclude...

The video seems to have been edited to exclude what preceded so we don't know what provoked this bad citizen. Whatever it was, the cyclist ended up looking like a jerk and this is a likely...
06-04-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Why not just remove the front wheel before...

Why not just remove the front wheel before putting it into the locker?
06-02-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 957
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Water will boil from high temps during braking,...

Water will boil from high temps during braking, which may significantly affect braking. You will now need to bleed, clean (to make sure that all of the water is out), and then refill with the proper...
06-02-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Replacing the wheels is a very cost effective way...

Replacing the wheels is a very cost effective way to maintain your average speed while looking just as good.
06-02-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,522
Posted By Moe Zhoost

They pick me up every time. I take pleasure in...

They pick me up every time. I take pleasure in attempting to see if I can get it to hit the speed limit. The radar reading shown is usually congruent with my cyclometer reading.
06-02-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Work in what way? The GK-SKs I have on my bike,...

Work in what way? The GK-SKs I have on my bike, mounted with tubes, roll down the road just fine.
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