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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By ksisler

Wrong tool for pedal flats.

Long after I destroyed a set of costly cone wrenches messing with pedals, just because the wrench fit, I found a nice set of Park brand "Pedal wrenches". They are much tougher than cone wrenches and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By ksisler

Geez, if you own any kind of a vehicle, you...

Geez, if you own any kind of a vehicle, you already needed to have a little combo set of metric and one of SAE sizes. Any hardware store will have them or get from Amazon. Typically both sets...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-02-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,318
Posted By ksisler

Those look fantastic and the costs are quite...

Those look fantastic and the costs are quite reasonable, imho.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-02-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,318
Posted By ksisler

Those look fantastic and the costs are quite...

Those look fantastic and the costs are quite reasonable, imho.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-07-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,759
Posted By ksisler

Granite or silca for a build table

Consider hitting up a counter-top supplier; A piece of 3 CM thick stone, either silica or granite can typically be had for $24->30 per square foot + about $20 to have them drill a hole where you...
02-07-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,434
Posted By ksisler

My rest recommendation would be to ride the...

My rest recommendation would be to ride the current frame as is and save up until you can order a custom frame. Have the builder built it with internal routing plus all the other improvements you...
01-26-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By ksisler

Ditto on that. I have been powdering all my tubes...

Ditto on that. I have been powdering all my tubes and the inside of my tires since 1974 if not earlier... for same reason. For last 10 years or so, I have switched to powdered cornstarch instead of...
09-09-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 323,630
Posted By ksisler

Buy these three items and ride happy at night. I...

Buy these three items and ride happy at night. I have many of these on my various bikes, tandems, and riding mowers without a single complaint. Larger battery sets are available if needed (these...
05-31-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,171
Posted By ksisler

Highest recommendation to using one of the...

Highest recommendation to using one of the Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires for sale (OEM site, Amazon or such as via Peter White who also makes great wheels for tandems). These tires tend to be taller...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,332
Posted By ksisler

Power Supply: Use a good 12V battery charger. ...

Power Supply: Use a good 12V battery charger.
Anode: Recommend look around for a old table saw blade. They work well.
Caution; Be careful using a bathtub. Check to ensure it is a fiberglass...
09-25-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,531
Posted By ksisler

Nice video of seniors still riding after many decades

https://www.facebook.com/SunLifeUK/videos/279659212625589/
Forum: Commuting
01-06-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,509
Posted By ksisler

Yep. Just a matter of selecting the right handle...

Yep. Just a matter of selecting the right handle bar bag. I have learned that both I and the pig prefer Queen's "We are the Champions" for the first and 9th round. However the sport is probably...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-17, 09:12 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,509
Posted By ksisler

Move to a state with legal CCW? And quit trying...

Move to a state with legal CCW? And quit trying to make idiots think like you do or have your values or sensitivities. It is like wrestling with a pig...you will get really muddy, bitten, your bike...
Forum: Touring
12-31-17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4,601
Views: 2,351,925
Posted By ksisler

Although I have done my share of experimenting,...

Although I have done my share of experimenting, when it comes to things that would strand me, make me push a broken bike home or make my rife scope come loose 100 miles up in the mountains, I use...
Forum: Touring
12-03-17, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4,601
Views: 2,351,925
Posted By ksisler

I think Panasonic or Continental make a 43 or...

I think Panasonic or Continental make a 43 or 45mm touring tire. Also a 35 and 37 or there about.
Forum: Touring
10-30-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,601
Views: 2,351,925
Posted By ksisler

Could ask if giving the bike a 3-finger salute...

Could ask if giving the bike a 3-finger salute will fix a flat??? 3 finger salute = "Control Alt Delete to Reboot" Honestly though I suspect the OP meant MicroShift brand vice Microsoft. Darn, but...
10-30-17, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 577,990
Posted By ksisler

Awesome photos all. Thanks for making me smile...

Awesome photos all. Thanks for making me smile and remember past rides.

/K
Forum: Framebuilders
10-09-17, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,722
Posted By ksisler

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Unterhausen;

About 5 years ago I was contemplating getting back to building frames so I decided to replace my frame making tools which had all been...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-04-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,722
Posted By ksisler

--------------------- Ditto Duane on all...

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Ditto Duane on all points. I am thinking that Trek was the first of the full production brands that really paid close attention to mitering on lugged frames (I remember from...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-04-17, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,722
Posted By ksisler

From my opinion base, I put both tubes back in...

From my opinion base, I put both tubes back in the tacking jig, line them up and lightly snug the clamps. Then I turn off the shop lights and stick a small LED MagLite down each tube, one at a time....
Forum: Framebuilders
10-04-17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,158
Posted By ksisler

Ditto Andrew ... also never saw much value to...

Ditto Andrew ... also never saw much value to short ones. Likewise for very big bike for very big riders (like both 6'8" and 275 lbs) needing lots of tire clearance, fenders, etc.; Attached is...
10-04-17, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,613
Posted By ksisler

I will ditto on Taz's summary that "you could do...

I will ditto on Taz's summary that "you could do a lot worse than Wellgo V12 Copy Flat Pedals" They are pretty good and they aren't spendy. That is a winner in most books
10-04-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,087
Posted By ksisler

I would say that you are fine where you are. ...

I would say that you are fine where you are. Just check both pedals every once in a while to ensure they are both tight and ride on. FWIW; The post about running the pedal in from the backside is...
10-04-17, 05:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,431
Posted By ksisler

Looks to be at the end of its life either way. ...

Looks to be at the end of its life either way. Suggest troll Craigslist or local bike groups... should be able to find a used Trek, Giant, etc., for little cash (I see nice ones all the time for $50...
10-04-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,414
Posted By ksisler

I think somewhere in all the advice is such that...

I think somewhere in all the advice is such that "if a wheel is thrashed or trashed such that the rim should be replaced, do so and then for goodness sake, use a new set of spokes to finish the job."...
09-11-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 400,895
Posted By ksisler

OP; Suggest it would have been more clever to...

OP; Suggest it would have been more clever to file a claim with the seller for damage. They would then advise that you file a claim with the shipping company, etc., but eventually you end up with a...
Forum: Touring
09-11-17, 07:59 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 361,933
Posted By ksisler

I your bike has a mount for one, then go for it. ...

I your bike has a mount for one, then go for it. It provides a degree of utility. I like the aluminum ones that can be trimmed to fit. Never liked the ones that bolt to the rear dropout...
Forum: Touring
09-04-17, 04:26 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 361,933
Posted By ksisler

Most consistent breakfast has been a McDonald's...

Most consistent breakfast has been a McDonald's Delux Breakfast with a Large Coffee. About $5. Just sayin'
08-31-17, 07:19 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 400,895
Posted By ksisler

Ingenuity for finding a personal use for dead...

Ingenuity for finding a personal use for dead space is well regarded here. Kudos.

Many of my touring bikes and tandems have water bottle braze on mounts on the bottom of the down-tube that would...
Forum: Touring
08-31-17, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4,601
Views: 2,351,925
Posted By ksisler

Administrator; Can you block or filter out the...

Administrator; Can you block or filter out the posts with the "3rd Party Hosting" crap and discussion thereto. Getting really annoying.,
Forum: Commuting
08-14-17, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,711,904
Posted By ksisler

Looks very near perfect for commuting. Thanks ...

Looks very near perfect for commuting. Thanks

/K
07-17-17, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,844
Posted By ksisler

Deleted, duplicate post

Deleted, duplicate post
Replies: 17
Views: 2,771
Posted By ksisler

I would recommend marketing it to the...

I would recommend marketing it to the collectables and vintage bike groups. Until you have waited long enough for them to make a move on it, I would not change anything or attempt any cleaning or...
07-04-17, 09:15 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 400,895
Posted By ksisler

Read up to make sure you know the difference...

Read up to make sure you know the difference between foot pounds and inch pounds and that you have the right torque wrench...before tightening those dinky bike bolts that seem to come loose at the...
06-19-17, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,952
Posted By ksisler

Van; The response I expected from most...

Van; The response I expected from most die-hards. And it is a valid point of view. However I was actually trying to help the OP, not cater to the regular {and typically well heeled) tandem riders....
06-18-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,952
Posted By ksisler

NY: Go to www.amazon.com and search on tandem...

NY: Go to www.amazon.com and search on tandem bike You will find pages full of adequate tandem bikes of the many variations of style and design. Many under $300 delivered. These are cheap and...
06-12-17, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,442
Posted By ksisler

Red; I am suspecting that any quality issues...

Red; I am suspecting that any quality issues with Sun rims from the old days have been resolved. I have used quite a few of them in the past 3 years and they have been solid performers and...
04-30-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,688
Posted By ksisler

Hey, this thread caused a few very old and tired...

Hey, this thread caused a few very old and tired brain cells to rub together and spark;

Has anyone else built a tandem with an ECC at both bottom brackets? I did that about 30 years back for a...
04-30-17, 08:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,688
Posted By ksisler

Be sure to give NOVA a look (in the sources...

Be sure to give NOVA a look (in the sources thread) as they sell solutions from about $30 bucks up...and especially good for finding replacements for broken or fed-up-with originals.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-30-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,903
Posted By ksisler

Massive One; 200% agree with your thoughts on...

Massive One; 200% agree with your thoughts on practice vs projects. I am a firm believer of the beginner getting some scrap bits of tubing (one of the companies in the sources list sells bags of...
04-30-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,844
Posted By ksisler

When I have a Santana in with work to be done (or...

When I have a Santana in with work to be done (or one of my own bikes needing same), my go-to is to find the serial number on the bike and call their 800 number. I have found them to be very willing...
04-30-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,737
Posted By ksisler

Wow, lots of neat wheel variations... not sure I...

Wow, lots of neat wheel variations... not sure I follow the rationale, but that's ok. Just glad others are willing to invest the time and effort shining a light into the dark corners to see if any...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,114,498
Posted By ksisler

Sweet bikes all... although most are a bit speedy...

Sweet bikes all... although most are a bit speedy for this old dude, doesn't mean I can't remember back when I ripped around on my Bianci Super Leggero (64cm, full Campy, 180mm crank arms, awesome...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-24-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,220
Posted By ksisler

I'd avoid PVC. I have seen that pretty red one...

I'd avoid PVC. I have seen that pretty red one in ads here and there. It is not cheap, but it is probably bargain priced given all the Chromo and labor involved to make it. Might be investment...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-24-17, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,143
Posted By ksisler

I went that path originally and got very tired of...

I went that path originally and got very tired of it as kept running out of gas or oxygen in the middle of a job due to the little tanks (I did keep the little portable kit for going out in the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-24-17, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,903
Posted By ksisler

I have always been somewhat adverse to fancy (and...

I have always been somewhat adverse to fancy (and expensive) frame jigs. I tend to favor a flat table jig. It seems to get the job done, is easy to eyeball right from wrong and is low fuss. Suggest...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-24-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,328
Posted By ksisler

All else aside, I like low rider front racks...

All else aside, I like low rider front racks whether mounted on braze-on mounts or with clamps. I have several tourers fitted with Topeak racks and they have done well for me I definitely prefer my...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-24-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,322
Posted By ksisler

The root cause is likely the choice of bottom...

The root cause is likely the choice of bottom bracket shell to keep the cost of production at the lowest point possible. The lugs should have some points on them to distribute the stresses over time....
04-24-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,844
Posted By ksisler

When I have needed a wheelset for a Santana, I...

When I have needed a wheelset for a Santana, I checked around a lot, but found ones to fit the need on the Santana website and the price was very good.
04-24-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,208
Posted By ksisler

I have seen Truvativ cranks and crank parts on...

I have seen Truvativ cranks and crank parts on ebay rather often and at very low prices. They aren't quite as spit and polish as more expensive sets, but seem plenty functional and strong.

From...
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