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10-15-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,091
Posted By byte_speed

I've developed the same problem with the...

I've developed the same problem with the start/stop buttons on both my Edge 500's (which are quite old now)..

It still works, but not real well and I worry it will let in water.

What to do?
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06-26-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,962
Posted By byte_speed

Why is the box for am aluminum frame labelled...

Why is the box for am aluminum frame labelled Cro-Mo (chrome moly)?
06-12-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By byte_speed

I had a similar problem, but more of a repeated...

I had a similar problem, but more of a repeated stress injury. It took almost a year off the bike to get where I can ride 20 miles. I was riding ISM Adamo Road saddles on 3 bikes when the problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By byte_speed

I think that is the Classic with all straight...

I think that is the Classic with all straight tubes. I've got a 2002 Classic which had the large white decals wrapped around the tubes and I think that is a 2003 or 2004. Before 2001 had a...
05-26-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,743
Posted By byte_speed

I use spray grease from an aerosol can (available...

I use spray grease from an aerosol can (available at Walmart, and other fine stores). It contains solvents that helps it penetrate the rollers. If you put on a little excess, the solvent makes it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,918
Posted By byte_speed

I have them on 3 sets of wheels and like them,...

I have them on 3 sets of wheels and like them, but I do glue them in place. I use sparse amounts of contact cement, so I can get the plugs out. Having them come out on the road during a tire change...
04-03-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,319
Posted By byte_speed

Thanks for the idea. I was using a Park lever...

Thanks for the idea. I was using a Park lever and some other brand that looked identical. They always worked before when I needed a lever.

But your post made me remember some Torx levers I...
04-02-15, 04:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,319
Posted By byte_speed

Now can you get it off? I fought a similar...

Now can you get it off?

I fought a similar fight a few days ago and finally got the tire on, but pinched the tube. Now the tire is so tight in the rim, I cannot get a tire lever under the bead to...
03-20-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,113
Posted By byte_speed

At a stoplight in the middle of traffic, Painful...

At a stoplight in the middle of traffic, Painful & embarrassing.
03-08-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,609
Posted By byte_speed

Where did you throw them? And what am I...

Where did you throw them?

And what am I looking for?
03-08-15, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By byte_speed

Try CO2 inflator. Worked on my tubeless...

Try CO2 inflator. Worked on my tubeless wheelbarrow.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-15, 05:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,814
Posted By byte_speed

It was epic. And six years ago, last week.

It was epic. And six years ago, last week.
03-01-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,307
Posted By byte_speed

A flip/flop stem is an item used to draw ridicule...

A flip/flop stem is an item used to draw ridicule on BF when installed in the "up" position.
10-26-14, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,711
Posted By byte_speed

I just put the tape sticky side down on my garage...

I just put the tape sticky side down on my garage floor. If the floor is unusually clean, I lightly dust with flour. I can usually keep just enough tackiness to help the tape stay put, and removal...
10-21-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,437
Posted By byte_speed

I don't fear dogs, but have been bitten 8 times,...

I don't fear dogs, but have been bitten 8 times, never seriously. But pay attention to those dogs, like people, there are good ones and others that want nothing more than to mess up your day.
...
10-07-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,193
Posted By byte_speed

I use a Park tensiometer to get one spoke (2 for...

I use a Park tensiometer to get one spoke (2 for rear wheel) to tension and then pluck it get the tone. Then I put the meter aside and tune the rest by ear. A laptop with a guitar tuning program...
08-23-14, 03:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,707
Posted By byte_speed

I am 100% certain that cycling can irritate the...

I am 100% certain that cycling can irritate the prostrate. I have been off my bike for several months with just this problem.

I keep taking short exploratory rides hoping this will stop. I can...
Replies: 6
Views: 3,368
Posted By byte_speed

What I did to make my speedplays more walkable,...

What I did to make my speedplays more walkable, might work for you.

I got an old pair of flip flops. Look for ones with stiffer soles, not the cheap spongey things. These are light weight and...
02-12-14, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By byte_speed

Could be the cable or the shifter. SRAM has had...

Could be the cable or the shifter. SRAM has had some problems with shifters breaking, particularly older models. I had one quit working, eventually the lever breaks off. You can buy a left only or...
02-12-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By byte_speed

Another way364135

Another way364135
10-21-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,771
Posted By byte_speed

A few years ago (+/-45), A medium small dog made...

A few years ago (+/-45), A medium small dog made a mad dash for me on my bike. He was so intent on sinking his teeth in my leg, he didn't notice the 4 ft deep ditch between us, until he hit the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-13, 05:09 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,181
Posted By byte_speed

Never ignore a dog. The lack of a challenge is...

Never ignore a dog. The lack of a challenge is often viewed as an invitation to attack. I know, have been bitten 8 times.

Get off the bike, keep it between you & him. If he's super aggressive,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 11,430
Posted By byte_speed

Ah, the good old days. Nobody has mentioned the...

Ah, the good old days. Nobody has mentioned the Diego's. He/they were good for the occasional laugh.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-13, 05:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,367
Posted By byte_speed

The sound of bones snapping as you hit the...

The sound of bones snapping as you hit the pavement.
08-28-13, 04:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,412
Posted By byte_speed

I saw a guy recently with lights on his pedals. ...

I saw a guy recently with lights on his pedals. The up & down motion was instantly recognizable as a bicycle from several hundred yards away in complete darkness. Much better than a blinkie.
08-28-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By byte_speed

What he said. On the other hand, if they...

What he said.

On the other hand, if they aren't new or recently serviced, especially if the period since the last service can be measured in years, oozing oil/grease can be a sign of eminent...
08-23-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,000
Posted By byte_speed

Barefoot, staggering - assault by liquor would be...

Barefoot, staggering - assault by liquor would be my first guess. Just call me cynical.
08-23-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,511
Views: 506,089
Posted By byte_speed

I just put new 22 speed Red on my Pedalforce RS...

I just put new 22 speed Red on my Pedalforce RS and put the displaced Ultegra 6700 from the Pedalforce to a new Nashbar aluminum frame to replace my rain bike I crashed.

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08-10-13, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By byte_speed

OK, I'll bite, how do lose an entire cog? It...

OK, I'll bite, how do lose an entire cog?

It probably didn't just fall off, maybe it broke loose from the spider?
08-05-13, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,506
Posted By byte_speed

I put black tape on the bar tops and colored tape...

I put black tape on the bar tops and colored tape to suit in the hooks. I get some color and the tops, where I spend the most time, looks clean.
08-05-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,831
Posted By byte_speed

I just installed Red 22 on my Pedalforce RS. The...

I just installed Red 22 on my Pedalforce RS. The chain catcher needs a special ear on the braze on adapter for adjustment. The SRAM adapter comes with the ear. There was a small piece with the FD...
06-22-13, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,213
Posted By byte_speed

Bearings. I had exactly this problem on my...

Bearings.

I had exactly this problem on my Litespeed with an aluminum steerer. The top bearings were shot and lots of brown crap coming out. Not sure why the top, I rarely ride in the rain or...
05-18-13, 07:41 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,693
Posted By byte_speed

When I tried wax lubricant, my bicycle chain was...

When I tried wax lubricant, my bicycle chain was squeaking in a week. The process is too laborious to repeat weekly. Back in my motorcycle days we dissolved some grease in the wax. This makes for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By byte_speed

Me too, but I don't remember it. I was jamming...

Me too, but I don't remember it. I was jamming up a hill and woke up in the middle of the road wondering how I got there. Some woman stopped and asked if I was OK, I said yes, but as she drove away...
05-11-13, 06:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,223
Posted By byte_speed

Chemical Engineer here. It doesn't much affect...

Chemical Engineer here. It doesn't much affect my biking other than I can't stand anything on the bike that creaks or groans, other than me.
04-25-13, 07:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,970
Posted By byte_speed

You can give them a stick and they will bite that...

You can give them a stick and they will bite that and hold on as only a snapper can, making a nice carrying handle. Much safer than the tail route. Just make sure the stick is strong enough the...
03-21-13, 04:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,990
Posted By byte_speed

I had some Forte Titans with exactly the same...

I had some Forte Titans with exactly the same problem and I employed exactly the same fix - grease on both wheels front & rear. The wheels seemed to have some kind of thread locker that made them...
11-08-12, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By byte_speed

I had some Forte Titans that made spoke noises. ...

I had some Forte Titans that made spoke noises. First I tightened the spokes until the noise went away, but when I checked the tension with my meter, it was nearly off the scale. I backed off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,717
Posted By byte_speed

Did you hear the hiss before the report? If...

Did you hear the hiss before the report?

If you heard it hiss, it probably was pretty close. Only time I ever heard that was when I strayed into an area behind a shooting range they had just...
10-13-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By byte_speed

Do you recommend taking it back to a bare rim for...

Do you recommend taking it back to a bare rim for this procedure or can you just remove a few spokes?
10-07-12, 04:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,527
Posted By byte_speed

How has life surprised me? I think I...

How has life surprised me?

I think I surprised life (and myself) by lasting this long. I never figured to live past 30 when I was young. In spite of my best efforts at earning a Darwin award,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-12, 06:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,640
Posted By byte_speed

I have bought a number of pairs of shorts from...

I have bought a number of pairs of shorts from Nashbar. My main complaint is that the quality varies. Some of the shorts are just excellent, others, not so much (but few were trash).

Be sure to...
09-29-12, 07:16 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,251
Posted By byte_speed

Even if they were the fast red ones?

Even if they were the fast red ones?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,115
Posted By byte_speed

Aluminum chain? BS meter just hit 11.

Aluminum chain? BS meter just hit 11.
09-19-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,237
Posted By byte_speed

The stain will be strictly temporary, too. ...

The stain will be strictly temporary, too. What's the worry?
09-16-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,077
Posted By byte_speed

Just to add to the diversity, I use spray on...

Just to add to the diversity, I use spray on white lithium grease to clean the chain in place. Sounds odd, but the spray on grease is mostly light solvent that evaporates quickly.

Spray it on,...
09-09-12, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,905
Posted By byte_speed

I've got a steer tube extender (not using on...

I've got a steer tube extender (not using on carbon) and it bolts on just like a stem. Question: as long as you use a compression plug, what would be the danger?
09-09-12, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By byte_speed

Looking around at the site, there is a similar...

Looking around at the site, there is a similar list of hubs

http://wheelbuilder.freebiketools.org/hub/print
09-06-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,509
Posted By byte_speed

qcp, hope you are doing OK. I have a slow...

qcp, hope you are doing OK.

I have a slow heart rate too - resting pulse in low 40's. My doc called it bradycardia for a long time, finally just said I was in good shape. I have lots of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-12, 08:13 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,030
Posted By byte_speed

He will no doubt get advice, this is the 41, both...

He will no doubt get advice, this is the 41, both good and incredibly bad. Which will he follow, there is the question (especially on a forum where he knows nobody)?
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