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07-01-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,530
Posted By krecik

I do it by eye, one eye closed while holding the...

I do it by eye, one eye closed while holding the tyre between the legs, and then get on the bike into riding position and assess it from my there. Of course, it's never perfect, as said by AnkleWork...
06-28-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,071
Posted By krecik

fair enough.

fair enough.
06-27-19, 03:38 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,071
Posted By krecik

I think one of the (numerous) advantages of...

I think one of the (numerous) advantages of riding a bicycle is the low cost. Unlike a car, there's no licence, no additional fuel costs, no road tax, no MOT, no insurance, etc...

If you spend 10k...
06-21-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By krecik

Are they canti brakes? Might be the spring in the...

Are they canti brakes? Might be the spring in the brake. They have to be anchored to the same holes on both sides but if your bike was fine till now, maybe one of them just snapped causing them to be...
06-21-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,441
Posted By krecik

I did this recently. You should be alright, apart...

I did this recently. You should be alright, apart from some hurt to your pride, the bike should live. The thread probably took some damage so you might want to get it chased in the future tho.
06-17-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By krecik

Just keep trying kid, and some day you too will...

Just keep trying kid, and some day you too will reach my level of cringeworthiness...

or maybe not...
06-17-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By krecik

Successfully dodges a flame war. GOD... LEVEL......

Successfully dodges a flame war. GOD... LEVEL... REACHED!!! :roflmao2:

Thanks for being fair with me. :thumb:
06-17-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,689
Posted By krecik

I suppose there are 2 ways of tackling this...

I suppose there are 2 ways of tackling this dilema.

One is that we risk loosing our nice things and thus invest in extra security measures. The other is that we give up having nice things all...
06-16-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By krecik

Oooh? A fellow pentax guy? What a nice surprise....

Oooh? A fellow pentax guy? What a nice surprise. I use a Pentax MX :D
06-16-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By krecik

Yh, I kinda regretted it right after I posted it....

Yh, I kinda regretted it right after I posted it. I wanted it to become an interesting mega thread like the ones where people post pictures. But I had your exact thoughts when I posted it, too bad I...
06-15-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,997
Posted By krecik

Why, I think they're really useful. The thing...

Why, I think they're really useful. The thing that often makes internet couumnication difficult is the lack of face to face contact. Sometimes someone may misunderstand an otherwise harmless post as...
06-14-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By krecik

Woohoo! It's Friday everyone!

This thread exists solely because it doesn't and I think that it should.

The rules are simple. You can only post on friday and on monday. Post on friday to rejoice and to share your plans for the...
06-14-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,997
Posted By krecik

I absolutely ****** demand to know why a shruggie...

I absolutely ****** demand to know why a shruggie emoji in not allowed!!! Grrr. :troll:

Is it a technical issue related to how data is stored on the forum database? Could it be that it doesn't...
06-14-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,997
Posted By krecik

It had a shruggie emoji, mods have edited them...

It had a shruggie emoji, mods have edited them out of @wgstott's answer too.
06-14-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By krecik

I'll try to tighten the cups. I really don't...

I'll try to tighten the cups.

I really don't want to get in there. It's a new bike (maybe like 3 weeks old). New grease, new dust seals and everything, i really doubt any grime has gotten in there...
06-14-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By krecik

Well that's what I wanted but it just won't stay...

Well that's what I wanted but it just won't stay the way I adjust it!!! Grrr. :troll:

It keeps going looser and tighter.

Anyway I just got back from work (it's friday everyone!!! Wooohoo) can't...
06-14-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,689
Posted By krecik

I did say I was exaggerating. It's called a...

I did say I was exaggerating. It's called a hyperbole.

Anyway what's your point? :wtf:

I used the example to highlight the fallibility of all locks, even expensive branded ones. My point still...
06-14-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By krecik

Thanks all, I will try to adjust the bb since...

Thanks all, I will try to adjust the bb since I've already tightened the cranks and pedals. I've got a slim jaw wrench, hopefully, I'll manage to adjust it w/o removing the crank arm.
06-14-19, 02:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By krecik

Nah wouldn't be that, I'm running a single speed...

Nah wouldn't be that, I'm running a single speed setup.
06-14-19, 02:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By krecik

Loose ball bearing, cup and cone style.

Loose ball bearing, cup and cone style.
06-14-19, 02:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,997
Posted By krecik

You too? Where are the mods? Are they gonna...

You too? Where are the mods?

Are they gonna answer this?

Kret :innocent:
06-13-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By krecik

Chain tension keeps alternating between loose and taut on ss setup.

Here's another small issue that's been bothering me lately.

I'm riding a ss setup with a coaster hub and I can't get the chain tension to stay put.

I've adjusted it several times now to the...
06-13-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By krecik

A ticking feeling in the bottom bracket?

Anybody had this?

I feel this kinda 'tick' during a downstroke in the pedals during climbs. It's not audible, I just feel it with my feet, it's driving me nuts.

I had a simmilar issue recently...
06-13-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,997
Posted By krecik

Why do my posts suddenly need mod approval?

I posted just now in the Bicycle Mechanics sub forum and I got a notice saying my post will have to wait for mod approval.

Why now? I don't think I've been an nuisance. :notamused:

If this...
06-13-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,626
Posted By krecik

Laws of physics are strange things after all......

Laws of physics are strange things after all... they can play all kinds of tricks on you, gotta keep an eye on em. :crash:

Mod edit: (Removed Shruggy)
06-13-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,689
Posted By krecik

Yh, I was talking about LPL. I know the video is...

Yh, I was talking about LPL. I know the video is 2min but he talks a lot. The actual picking took him like 30sec. I was exagerating, I was on about the same guy.

Kret :)
06-13-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,141
Posted By krecik

This. I'd go with a powder coat if I had to...

This.

I'd go with a powder coat if I had to do it over again but hey, it was still a good experience. Certainly worth the money, I learned a lot.
06-13-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,141
Posted By krecik

Oh ****, I forgot all about this thread. I was...

Oh ****, I forgot all about this thread. I was supposed to post some results.

I think everybody has seen the thread already but here they are:
...
06-13-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,622
Posted By krecik

Try these fenders. I bought a set for my coastie...

Try these fenders. I bought a set for my coastie but haven't really used them yet. They've been made with plenty of clearance so they should fit your bike.
...
06-12-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,626
Posted By krecik

Could it be that the outer chainring bolt goes...

Could it be that the outer chainring bolt goes through the old chainring holes thus making the old chainring act as an extra washer while in the new chainring, it rests on the edges.

This would...
06-12-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,626
Posted By krecik

Oooh, sounds interesting. Could we have some...

Oooh, sounds interesting.

Could we have some pictures?

Kret :crash:
06-12-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,689
Posted By krecik

Of course not. Which is why I said my lock is...

Of course not. Which is why I said my lock is good enough to the other guy.

The chances of someone trying that are slim (first of all), and even if they did, they'd draw attention which is the...
06-12-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By krecik

I've ridden old tyres before. I bought a vintage...

I've ridden old tyres before. I bought a vintage 54 Raleigh Superbe. I bought and rode it as is.

The tyres were dry rotted but they had plenty of life in em tread wise. I inflated them until rock...
06-11-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,615
Posted By krecik

I meant about the litter. I really couldn't care...

I meant about the litter. I really couldn't care less if people get high off that stuff, none of my business.
06-11-19, 03:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By krecik

I'm not sure myself. The rule that works in my...

I'm not sure myself. The rule that works in my case is add 3 teeth on the back cog, add 1 half link. Add 6 teeth, add 2 normal links. This might be different in your case since I ride a single speed...
06-10-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,615
Posted By krecik

You old farts don't know ****. I'm nineteen so...

You old farts don't know ****. I'm nineteen so unfortunately I do and I apologise on the behalf of my stupid generation.

Kret :rolleyes:
06-10-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,615
Posted By krecik

No it's not just in your area and they're not CO2...

No it's not just in your area and they're not CO2 cartridges...

They're actually NOS cartridges. NOS gas also known as laughing gas has been the latest 'thing' for a few years now amongst...
06-10-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,535
Posted By krecik

Eh, OP hasn't said a word in 5 days. I...

Eh, OP hasn't said a word in 5 days.

I reckon he just gave up on the idea.

Let's move on... :deadhorse2:

Kret. :innocent:
06-10-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,689
Posted By krecik

Ha Ha, ok. Nice word btw, 'schlepping...' I...

Ha Ha, ok. Nice word btw, 'schlepping...' I learned something.

To each his own.

Kret :roflmao2:
06-09-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,689
Posted By krecik

Nice and bulky just like mine. :thumb:

Nice and bulky just like mine. :thumb:
06-09-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,689
Posted By krecik

Oh, ok, sorry ;)

Oh, ok, sorry ;)
06-09-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,689
Posted By krecik

Well, I don't know but I doubt anybody attacks a...

Well, I don't know but I doubt anybody attacks a lock with a sledge hammer. When I lock my bike, the chain never really lays loose on the floor, can't get a clean hit and you'd most likely smash up...
06-09-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,535
Posted By krecik

The rest is ok tho, +1 on sheldon brown, do some...

The rest is ok tho, +1 on sheldon brown, do some extensive reading on his site when you're in peril or otherwise, very knowledgable guy.
06-09-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,689
Posted By krecik

Why? I'm not enciting a fight of any kind, I just...

Why? I'm not enciting a fight of any kind, I just want to see what locks other people use to keep their **** safe.

Kret :foo:
06-09-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,535
Posted By krecik

This is bs! Why are you scaring him like that? ...

This is bs! Why are you scaring him like that?

He doesn't need 50+ years worth of tools to build his bike. I have a 15" toolbox loosely filled with enough tools to dismantle my bike and put it...
06-09-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,689
Posted By krecik

Let's see your bike lock.

Bit of a pointless thread really but here's mine:
...
06-09-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,343
Posted By krecik

Hey, nice rebuild. Sorry for the late response,...

Hey, nice rebuild. Sorry for the late response, I've been out... riding.

Good idea with the powder coat, much more durable from what I heard. I did mine with rattle can paint but it chips easily,...
06-09-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,622
Posted By krecik

Ha ha, lol, it's not that bad, ime at least. I...

Ha ha, lol, it's not that bad, ime at least. I posted my bike recently in the general discussion forum (also a coastie) and it got a lot of love, only had one hater.

Nice build btw, glad to see...
06-09-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,535
Posted By krecik

Hello there. I'm pleased to tell you that I just...

Hello there. I'm pleased to tell you that I just recently did what you want to do around that budget.

Here's the completed bike:
...
06-09-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By krecik

This thread came just in time. I had the...

This thread came just in time.

I had the same problem as you.

Not the same hardware but during heavy strokes uphill, the non driveside crank was making a creak, or a tick sortof sound. Turns...
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