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06-16-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,290
Posted By drlogik

I there was no Internet, no cell phones and no...

I there was no Internet, no cell phones and no electronic or social media, what would you do? There is your answer.
06-15-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,351
Posted By drlogik

Tools...old and new.

Tools...old and new.
06-12-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,125
Posted By drlogik

Wow, according to that web site it is indeed a...

Wow, according to that web site it is indeed a very dangerous substance! We need to ban this substance everywhere! Why in the world are we still using it in pools when, according to that web site it...
06-11-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,125
Posted By drlogik

I prefer dihydrogen monoxide and a hydrophilic...

I prefer dihydrogen monoxide and a hydrophilic surfactant. In a pinch water and Dawn with a fingernail brush will do.
06-10-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,099
Posted By drlogik

In 1975 I was working in a local bike shop (Al's...

In 1975 I was working in a local bike shop (Al's in Cleveland Heights Ohio) and Al gave me a good deal on a one year old NIB Raleigh Super Course. I think I gave him $120 bucks for it back then. That...
06-10-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,336
Posted By drlogik

I bought two pairs of Shimano XTR (SPD) pedals a...

I bought two pairs of Shimano XTR (SPD) pedals a couple of years ago at a good discount. Finest pedals I've ever owned...including my Campy pedals "back in the day". I ride them on my road bikes...
06-05-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,330
Posted By drlogik

In today's world unless somebody threatens you,...

In today's world unless somebody threatens you, it's best to ignore and go around and not talk to the person. There are those that will say, "I don't put up with crap like that!". Well, unless you...
06-03-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,987
Posted By drlogik

I remember when Triflon first came out back in...

I remember when Triflon first came out back in 1978 or 1979. I was in college and working in a bike shop. Everyone I knew started using it because, well, it was new! And, it had Teflon! It must be...
06-02-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By drlogik

Yes. These are your brakes, not a seatpost bolt....

Yes. These are your brakes, not a seatpost bolt. The tightness of each bolt must be the same or the rotor can warp (bad) or work loose ("more badder"). Others will argue that you don't need to...
05-31-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,758
Posted By drlogik

On the road I can change a flat in about 5...

On the road I can change a flat in about 5 minutes or less if I find the hole quickly start to finish and using a pump. That includes checking the tire for the puncture's cause. In my home shop I can...
05-30-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,094
Posted By drlogik

A starting price of $50 dollars is very steep for...

A starting price of $50 dollars is very steep for a lock with this level of security. I think one is paying for the engineering behind it; which is fine but for me, I'll stick with my small U-lock.
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05-25-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,557
Posted By drlogik

Straight Dawn dish washing liquid directly on...

Straight Dawn dish washing liquid directly on stain as has been suggested. Wash in cold water and do not dry. If stain is not gone then spray with orange degreaser or purple power and re-wash. Still...
05-25-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,586
Posted By drlogik

Bike shorts maybe 8 to 10. Bike short liners that...

Bike shorts maybe 8 to 10. Bike short liners that I use with baggy pants probably 5. Most of those came with the Endura baggy pants.
05-23-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,899
Posted By drlogik

Assaulted? If you call getting punched off a...

Assaulted? If you call getting punched off a bike, pushed off a bridge into a river, beer cans thrown at you and drivers swerving to run one off the road then yes all of the above. But that was 40...
05-23-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By drlogik

Thoughts on a Jamis Renegade Exploit

Thinking of buying one as a commuter and do-all bike. Anyone have any actual hands-on experience with these bikes?
05-21-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,128
Posted By drlogik

I own a steel fixed gear bike in a 61 and it...

I own a steel fixed gear bike in a 61 and it weighs 19 lbs. with brakes front and rear. Steel bikes, if designed well, are really smooth riding bikes. My Wabi steel fixed gear bike is the most...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,313
Posted By drlogik

When I lived in Arizona I used to ride about 5...

When I lived in Arizona I used to ride about 5 miles to work on flat ground. Even in summer it was "relatively" cooler in the morning and I didn't bust it riding in to work so when I got to work I...
05-21-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 925
Posted By drlogik

I point crank forward also but a stack of bricks...

I point crank forward also but a stack of bricks or 2x4 blocks under the pedal on the other side also works.
05-19-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,619
Posted By drlogik

I use a Top-end Hozan C-371 chain tool in my home...

I use a Top-end Hozan C-371 chain tool in my home shop; however, I keep a Park CT-5 in each of my bike saddle bags. I have rarely had any trouble using this tool.

This tip is a good one and spot...
05-18-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,109
Posted By drlogik

I saw those and was wondering how they work. ...

I saw those and was wondering how they work. They, like the Swiss Tools tool or other tools that have the basic "L" wrench with separate bits or separate Allen keys seem to be a better design.
05-17-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,452
Posted By drlogik

Hopefully y'all read my post as some good old...

Hopefully y'all read my post as some good old Southern-style sarcasm....
05-17-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,109
Posted By drlogik

I used to carry a multi-tool on each of my bikes....

I used to carry a multi-tool on each of my bikes. There's only one bike that has a multi-tool in its seat bag now. I love multi-tools! They're cool. I have expensive ones and cheap ones and now I...
05-17-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,452
Posted By drlogik

I use WD40 to help degrease parts on my bike and...

I use WD40 to help degrease parts on my bike and old British sports car. It does a good job of breaking down grease and oil. And, it's easier to get it all off once the degreasing job is done.
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05-10-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By drlogik

Bencina Blanca as previously stated is what we...

Bencina Blanca as previously stated is what we used to call "White gas" in the USA. Now known as Naptha which is what Coleman fuel is made of just with additives. Dangerous stuff to use as a...
05-09-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,986
Posted By drlogik

First word of advice: you are your best...

First word of advice: you are your best diagnosis. If you feel something is wrong there probably is something wrong no matter what the doctors say. Second word of advice: Go get it checked out by...
05-08-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By drlogik

As long as the cable doesn't bind too much in the...

As long as the cable doesn't bind too much in the housing you should be good to connect right lever to front brake. Depending on the type of cable and housing, it's important to lubricate as directed...
05-08-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,539
Posted By drlogik

I don't race so I don't need a bike for racing. I...

I don't race so I don't need a bike for racing. I don't need to go particularly fast but I do sometimes go long. I like geared bikes but my two fixed gear bikes a lot more fun to ride.

My "new"...
05-07-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,402
Posted By drlogik

My opinion alone.... I won't buy a bike...

My opinion alone....

I won't buy a bike unless I think I can ride it for 20+ years. Part of the problem with today's products, not just bikes, is we live in a throw-away society now. Very few...
05-03-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,400
Posted By drlogik

I've owned many helmets over the years. Here are...

I've owned many helmets over the years. Here are my current noggintops.

For road rides:...
05-01-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 254,993
Posted By drlogik

I started wearing helmets so far back that hardly...

I started wearing helmets so far back that hardly anyone wore them. Thinking it was 1978 or 1979. It was an ugly Bell. I hated it but it did make me feel safer. Back in the late 1980's I saw a fellow...
04-28-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,359
Posted By drlogik

Many years ago I lived in Myrtle Beach South...

Many years ago I lived in Myrtle Beach South Carolina and worked in Georgetown SC about 30 miles away. One day I decided to ride from Georgetown to Myrtle Beach straight up highway 17 with the intent...
04-22-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,424
Posted By drlogik

Before I had the money to buy a Park stand I used...

Before I had the money to buy a Park stand I used an old steel fork from a junked 10 speed. I mounted the fork onto a piece of plywood, drilled and tapped holes at the base of the fork blades and...
04-21-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By drlogik

I would not use regular grease on the spoke...

I would not use regular grease on the spoke threads. Grease and oil will run out of the threads in time and the nipples can seize. Spoke nipples are a specialty application. Yes the spoke nipples...
04-21-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By drlogik

The pump head is missing the valve in the head...

The pump head is missing the valve in the head that depressed the valve stem on the tube. I used to have an old Zefal pump back in the early 1980's with a hose like that.
04-20-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,117
Posted By drlogik

I've used Park grease for years without trouble. ...

I've used Park grease for years without trouble.

If you recently used a solvent to clean the bearings or cups, are you sure you got it all out and dried the bearings and cups thoroughly. I little...
04-17-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,499
Posted By drlogik

This is going to sound a bit off-the-wall but it...

This is going to sound a bit off-the-wall but it often works. It's an old trick I learned from the owner of the first shop I worked in back in the 70's. I think he was a machinist before he started...
04-16-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 859
Posted By drlogik

Your local Bass Pro or Cabelas will have light...

Your local Bass Pro or Cabelas will have light weight sweat-wicking neck gaiters. They'll come in all kinds of splendid colors too! They'll be in the section where fishing clothing is displayed.

...
04-15-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By drlogik

juvela, Model? I have no idea. I'm going...

juvela,

Model? I have no idea. I'm going off of 40+ year old memory from my bike shop days. Google Lyotard and Maillard quill pedals and then look at the images.
04-15-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By drlogik

As was posted previously, and I agree, they look...

As was posted previously, and I agree, they look like old Lyotards to me also.
04-15-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By drlogik

Considering the bike, I wouldn't use fingernail...

Considering the bike, I wouldn't use fingernail polish or Tester's paint. If it were mine I'd take it to an auto body shop and see if they can match you some touch-up paint. May cost $25 bucks or so...
04-14-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,452
Posted By drlogik

WD-40 is not a lubricant but this works great!...

WD-40 is not a lubricant but this works great! Use liberally!!

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04-10-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,688
Posted By drlogik

Here's my Wabi Classic sans the Brooks saddle and...

Here's my Wabi Classic sans the Brooks saddle and handlebar tape. This is before I mounted Dura Ace brakes on it also.

As a side note, I have ridden a LOT of bikes over the last 45 years. The Wabi...
04-07-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By drlogik

I'm having the clear the cob webs from my memory...

I'm having the clear the cob webs from my memory banks from my bike mechanic days back in the 1970's but a slipping Sturmey hub was either too little oil, too much oil, the wrong viscosity oil or the...
04-06-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,688
Posted By drlogik

I have a Wabi Special and a Classic. I think you...

I have a Wabi Special and a Classic. I think you get a whole lot of bike for the money with Wabi. The quality is top-notch. Reynolds double-butted throughout. I ride 30 mil tires on the Special and...
04-02-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,029
Posted By drlogik

If you value your life and limbs I would...

If you value your life and limbs I would recommend that you not use JB Weld for this purpose. JB Weld is great epoxy when used within its limits...maybe even the best there is; however, this...
04-01-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By drlogik

Patching with the wheel on the bike is a good way...

Patching with the wheel on the bike is a good way to make for a speedy patch. I've done it occasionally over the years but haven't made a habit of it. I have found that something caused the flat. If...
03-29-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 869
Posted By drlogik

Over time they may wear-in and smooth-out. The...

Over time they may wear-in and smooth-out. The rotors may be slightly warped by your description of those perpendicular marks.

These things are finicky for sure. Breaking in a new rotor is an...
03-29-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 869
Posted By drlogik

Try cleaning both pads and rotors thoroughly with...

Try cleaning both pads and rotors thoroughly with denatured alcohol and try again. I mean really clean them well. Any oil at all will cause problems. Do not touch the pad surface or the rotor surface...
03-29-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,288
Posted By drlogik

Could be any number of things, most have already...

Could be any number of things, most have already been mentioned.

Try this>> Check the depth of the old cones to the new ones. Check that the ball bearings are same diameter as the old ones.


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03-26-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By drlogik

I have found that Kroil is the best penetrating...

I have found that Kroil is the best penetrating and seizing breaker for me. It's not cheap but it really works. It gets between the metals and creeps into every cranny.
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