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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-18, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By Mike T.

New folder forum.

I see there is a new dedicated folder forum at MTBR.com

It appears to be sponsored by Dahon so I assume they will be monitoring the forum and doling out speedy advice.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-02-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By Mike T.

What's this QR thingie?

Anyone know exactly what this is and how much it weighs?
...
08-21-10, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,019
Posted By Mike T.

Ok ya caught me lyin' thru my teeth. I'm busted....

Ok ya caught me lyin' thru my teeth. I'm busted. Arrgghh. You're tough to deal with.
08-21-10, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,019
Posted By Mike T.

Merriam-Webster online dictionary definition -...

Merriam-Webster online dictionary definition - Never: not ever: at no time.

Personal finding - I ain't never broke no alum nipple in lotsa use. A break didn't happen. Lemme think how else I can...
08-21-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,019
Posted By Mike T.

That's weird. What am I doing wrong? I've used...

That's weird. What am I doing wrong? I've used nothing but aluminum nipples, for the past 15 years, on all my bikes - mountain, road, dirt road and track. Never a failure, never a race. That's...
08-08-10, 08:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,978
Posted By Mike T.

A better point of reference - the best...

A better point of reference - the best timetrialist in the UK - Michael Hutchinson, June 11th, - 100 miles, 3hours 23min 04sec. Best woman - Julia Shaw 3hr 45min 22sec (competition record).
...
08-08-10, 08:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,978
Posted By Mike T.

Good grief OP. Pedal faster. My top gear is...

Good grief OP. Pedal faster. My top gear is 50/14 and I top out at about 32mph (downhill) and I'm 62 years old. What's your excuse?
If you could average 30mph on the flat you'd be in this year's...
08-03-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,517
Posted By Mike T.

I'll stick with my 48 years of 100% wheelbuilding...

I'll stick with my 48 years of 100% wheelbuilding success rate with doing what I do thank ya very much. But as you're the argumentative type for the sake of arguing, my findings won't be good enough...
08-03-10, 04:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,517
Posted By Mike T.

Check my site for Newb wheelbuilding tips...

Check my site for Newb wheelbuilding tips (http://miketechinfo.com/new-tech-wheels-tires.htm) . There's a link at the end for musical pitch and tension.
07-29-10, 05:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,286
Posted By Mike T.

I use every method that I've ever read about -...

I use every method that I've ever read about - they're all on my wheelbuilding site - here. (http://miketechinfo.com/new-tech-wheels-tires.htm)
07-19-10, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Mike T.

Re-building a wheel is covered in my wheel info...

Re-building a wheel is covered in my wheel info and its links at the end -

http://miketechinfo.com/new-tech-wheels-tires.htm

All you need is a spoke wrench and some lube.
06-17-10, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,288
Posted By Mike T.

Under 1500 grams (a true "under" not some...

Under 1500 grams (a true "under" not some advertising lie) is the Bicycle Wheel Warehouse Blackset Race (http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=34) at 1451g and $350. ...
05-27-10, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By Mike T.

I upgraded my early '90s Masi with no problems at...

I upgraded my early '90s Masi with no problems at all - and using a 130mm cassette hub. I manually attempted to spread the rear dropouts from the 126mm width and the effect was very acceptable even...
03-20-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Mike T.

Roger Musson's fine wheelbuilding e-book...

Roger Musson's fine wheelbuilding e-book (http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php) shows his design for a wooden wheel stand and lowdown on my wheelbuilding page...
02-28-10, 04:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,166
Posted By Mike T.

Use a file! Doesn't everyone have a file? :eek:

Use a file! Doesn't everyone have a file? :eek:
02-25-10, 06:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,735
Posted By Mike T.

Google Mark Bowthorpe. No-one has more miles on...

Google Mark Bowthorpe. No-one has more miles on a belt drive than he does. He just set the round-the-world record on a Rohlof hub belt driven.
02-22-10, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,834
Posted By Mike T.

Really? Well I'll beef hooked. And here's me...

Really? Well I'll beef hooked. And here's me thinking grease was a lube.
02-22-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,788
Posted By Mike T.

I've been using Homebrew for, hmmm, maybe 15-20...

I've been using Homebrew for, hmmm, maybe 15-20 years, never used a "rust inhibitor" and never had a rusty chain. And yeah they get wet. I always thought oil was a rust inhibitor :eek:
02-22-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,834
Posted By Mike T.

Oh **** I forgot what site I was on! Ok...

Oh **** I forgot what site I was on!


Ok I'll use it in my bottom bracket and hub bearings then. :rolleyes:
02-22-10, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,834
Posted By Mike T.

Lube for what?

Lube for what?
02-20-10, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,783
Posted By Mike T.

I just got another Chain Reaction order a few...

I just got another Chain Reaction order a few minutes ago - 9 days from when I ordered. Ireland to Canada. Handlebar, cassette, Ritchey Torque key - $160 canadian. The PO person didn't ask for...
02-19-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,783
Posted By Mike T.

I've dealt with them lots over the past 2 years...

I've dealt with them lots over the past 2 years or so and they're great. On much of their stuff I can't find better prices anywhere. For me, everything that their site says is in stock has been in...
02-04-10, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,883
Posted By Mike T.

Of course you can do that. Put 10 in if you like.

Of course you can do that. Put 10 in if you like.
01-28-10, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,672
Posted By Mike T.

Use my "Jiggle Valve" - get an old spoke and...

Use my "Jiggle Valve" - get an old spoke and straighten the j-bend the best you can. Chop 1/2" off the head end. Get a drillbit that's slightly smaller than the head. Drill the hole in the lowest...
01-24-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Mike T.

If you don't know the answer to this question...

If you don't know the answer to this question then you are truly in over your head and should read up on wheelbuilding. Start with my wheelbuilding tips...
01-19-10, 06:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,434
Posted By Mike T.

As the owner of all wheelbuilding books, let me...

As the owner of all wheelbuilding books, let me do you a favor - buy Roger Musson's wheelbuilding e-book. (http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php)
01-18-10, 05:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,434
Posted By Mike T.

Yeah just saw some guys with geetars!

Yeah just saw some guys with geetars!
01-18-10, 04:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,434
Posted By Mike T.

I just did a quick trip thru the site - Polish...

I just did a quick trip thru the site - Polish tigers, elephants, wooden paddlewheel barns.......you got it all! Nice pics. Love those clear train pics in Poland.
01-18-10, 04:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,434
Posted By Mike T.

Tell 'em (Chris or Pat) I sent ya. They're great...

Tell 'em (Chris or Pat) I sent ya. They're great guys to deal with. They throw rim tapes, waterbottle and skewers in the box. Yeah you can't beat their prices for customizable wheels.
01-18-10, 04:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,434
Posted By Mike T.

You take those pics Adam? Excellent. Nice site.

You take those pics Adam? Excellent. Nice site.
01-18-10, 04:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,434
Posted By Mike T.

You can't beat 'em. Not with wheels handbuilt in...

You can't beat 'em. Not with wheels handbuilt in N.America anyway. I've built wheels for decades but unless I have to have a combo that they don't sell, it's BWW wheels for me. Between a friend...
01-18-10, 04:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,434
Posted By Mike T.

I was going to do this with Bicycle Wheel...

I was going to do this with Bicycle Wheel Warehouse wheels as they saved me lots of money over just the parts (saved $200 on OpenPro/DuraAce) but when they arrived they didn't need touching, and a...
01-18-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,434
Posted By Mike T.

I'm right here. Someone gave you the link to my...

I'm right here. Someone gave you the link to my page. Read it and follow all the links at the end to get the best resources I know of. Roger Musson's e-book is the best single source. My site was...
01-16-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By Mike T.

Nope. Fit, adjust and ride.

Nope. Fit, adjust and ride.
01-11-10, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By Mike T.

For an "expert" to take charge and do the right...

For an "expert" to take charge and do the right thing is not too much to expect is it?


Ahhh!! I built a website just for guys like you! (http://miketechinfo.com/new-tech-wheels-tires.htm) ...
01-10-10, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By Mike T.

If they're dumb enough to order the wrong spokes...

If they're dumb enough to order the wrong spokes I can't imagine they'd have a spoke cutter/threader or the knowledge to use one.
01-10-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By Mike T.

WHEN are people going to learn to buy ONLY wheels...

WHEN are people going to learn to buy ONLY wheels that take normal stocked-in-every-bike-shop, j-bend $0.75 spokes? I want wheels in which I can replace spokes myself in minutes. The answer to your...
12-19-09, 09:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,228
Posted By Mike T.

I've built and worked on lots of wheels with...

I've built and worked on lots of wheels with bladed Sapim CX-Ray spokes and the pluck/equalization works fine for me on them.
12-19-09, 05:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,228
Posted By Mike T.

Nice job on the Roger Musson wheelstand too! Get...

Nice job on the Roger Musson wheelstand too! Get the design at http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php
12-13-09, 09:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,456
Posted By Mike T.

This is what I do for casing - 1. Cut to...

This is what I do for casing -
1. Cut to length with cable cutters (which leaves a crappy end).
2. Grind casing square on small grinder.
3. While everything is very hot and the plastic liner is...
12-13-09, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,456
Posted By Mike T.

WHAT? My 1.2amp grinder makes less noise than my...

WHAT? My 1.2amp grinder makes less noise than my kettle boiling. We're grinding brake casing here, not 4" angle iron.
12-13-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,784
Posted By Mike T.

With the airing of the grievances?

With the airing of the grievances?
12-13-09, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,456
Posted By Mike T.

Are they banned in cities? I live in a city an I...

Are they banned in cities? I live in a city an I have a bench grinder!! :eek: Even if you live in a one-room apartment, get a cheap grinder for like $25-50 and bolt it to a 1' square board. Now...
12-11-09, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By Mike T.

You need a round steel bar about a foot or two...

You need a round steel bar about a foot or two long. Place the bar about 4-5" down into the head tube and pull (lever/roll) that dent out. It should come out easily. It's at the least stressed...
12-11-09, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,236
Posted By Mike T.

Give my buddy Thorsten a call and tell him I sent...

Give my buddy Thorsten a call and tell him I sent you. Don't speak to anyone else there but him. He's a Sapim distributor -
Tel: 618 393 2955
618-395-3840
800-222-8356
Fax: 618 393 2956 ...
12-10-09, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,236
Posted By Mike T.

What numbers are you looking at for "bulk"? I...

What numbers are you looking at for "bulk"? I can send you in the direction of very good stainless spokes (Sapim) in either large or small numbers once we have a place to start.
11-28-09, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 790
Posted By Mike T.

A good tip is for you to place a white sheet of...

A good tip is for you to place a white sheet of paper on the floor so that when you sight down between pad and rotor you can clearly see the gap because of the contrast due to the white paper.
11-22-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,193
Posted By Mike T.

Those are probably "Rapidfire" shifters. They...

Those are probably "Rapidfire" shifters. They could be gummed up inside and/or the cables gummed up. As the other posters says - spray the insides with WD-40 and give 'em lots of working back &...
11-02-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,721
Posted By Mike T.

He's wrong. I've been building Campagnolo hubbed...

He's wrong. I've been building Campagnolo hubbed wheels (that had the countersink on one side only) since the early '60s and it was always well known that the countersink was for the spoke bend, not...
10-31-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,132
Posted By Mike T.

The hole through the seatpost thing was quite...

The hole through the seatpost thing was quite common on cx bikes in the UK many years ago. I can't see anything wrong with it.
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