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07-22-10, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By ang1sgt

Well, I guess I'll see. One of the West...

Well,

I guess I'll see. One of the West Side groups I see parks in the parking lot near where I work.
Hell Bent for breakfast is a great ride. Did that numerous times about 5 years ago. ...
07-19-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By ang1sgt

I think my nephew is further along than that. He...

I think my nephew is further along than that. He had taken the in residence course with Yamaguchi late last year.
First frame was less than 1 mm off from stem to stern! I am so proud of him.

On...
07-19-10, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By ang1sgt

Thinking about coming back....

After taking a full year and then some off around here due to my Bike Shop Job falling apart,
Here I am thinking about bikes again. I sold off most of the stuff I wasn't using and of course I am...
07-24-09, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By ang1sgt

The Raleigh M-20 was not made in the USA. That...

The Raleigh M-20 was not made in the USA. That is their entry level MTB and they have been made in China for some time now. I would think that most of the parts "COULD" be swapped out to the Magna...
07-24-09, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,709
Posted By ang1sgt

+1 on the Park Tools Guide and then their Site. ...

+1 on the Park Tools Guide and then their Site. That was one thing that I would buy for each new mechanic at the shop, just as a guide or reference.

Another source would be a Sutherlands Guide,...
07-24-09, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By ang1sgt

Something is not adjusted correctly. You spent...

Something is not adjusted correctly. You spent some GOOD Money at that shop for a Dura Ace Chain and a RED SRAM Cassette. You spent probably $200 for the chain and the cassette together and then...
07-24-09, 05:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,602
Posted By ang1sgt

To the OP... Sounds like you need to start...

To the OP...

Sounds like you need to start building up your tools and your skills to work on bicycles. There are some good sites like the Park Tool site that will show you how to do things while...
07-24-09, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By ang1sgt

The Park Tool works quite well, but you can get...

The Park Tool works quite well, but you can get the link apart with needle nosed pliers if the nose of them will fit inside the links. I have also had fair luck getting these links apart just by...
07-24-09, 05:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By ang1sgt

If it is a new bike, Take it BACK to the shop for...

If it is a new bike, Take it BACK to the shop for the 30 day check up and let them know what you are hearing and feeling. Could be a little brake pad adjustment or spring tension adjustment needs to...
07-24-09, 04:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,423
Posted By ang1sgt

On the metal filings and such. I ride a bunch of...

On the metal filings and such. I ride a bunch of rail trails. The cinders have a lot of rail dust that is nothing but metal dust from the wheels and the rails. It is very fine and it gets...
07-24-09, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By ang1sgt

Have you tried Harris Cycle? ...

Have you tried Harris Cycle?
http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/shimano-nexus.html
They say the have them in stock.
07-17-09, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By ang1sgt

My guess is that the bearings in the bottom...

My guess is that the bearings in the bottom bracket are shot or the cups are worn to the point they need replacement.

The park site has this how to to help you:...
07-17-09, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By ang1sgt

It will work just fine! We used to use a bench...

It will work just fine! We used to use a bench vice with brass jaws to do this years ago. The Headset press I think works better and faster without the possibility of scratching or nicking the...
07-16-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By ang1sgt

IF you can find one, you could replace the axle...

IF you can find one, you could replace the axle using a Wald P/N 9082 replacement axle. Not sure if WALD makes these anymore or not. Few shops have any left, but it is worth a shot.
07-16-09, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By ang1sgt

Might be a bad locknut. They tend to be softer...

Might be a bad locknut. They tend to be softer than the crank arms so they are the sacrificial part. Having some of the WALD Ashtabula Sets to replace the whole thing can help also. I just put one...
07-11-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,392
Posted By ang1sgt

USAF 1974-1980 NYANG 1982-2000 Retired...

USAF 1974-1980
NYANG 1982-2000
Retired October 2000 after 24 years of service.

Miss it still even after 9 years.
07-11-09, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By ang1sgt

Also make sure that you use a STEEL spacer...

Also make sure that you use a STEEL spacer instead of an Aluminum one. I just recently had a stock aluminum one fail on a customer's bike. Changing it too a steel one solved the problem.
07-08-09, 05:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,228
Posted By ang1sgt

To try and tour with a 23 will be marginal at...

To try and tour with a 23 will be marginal at best. The 25 would be better, and a 28 might even more so.
You did not say what or how the tire is going flat, can we assume they are "snake bite"...
07-07-09, 04:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,594
Posted By ang1sgt

The Shop where I worked had one Sales Manager...

The Shop where I worked had one Sales Manager that doubled as a mechanic. He was self taught but had HUGE issues when it came to truing wheels due to his eyesight issues. This meant that I would...
07-07-09, 04:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,594
Posted By ang1sgt

Ronald, This should not take you out of the...

Ronald,

This should not take you out of the running. Truing a wheel takes some time, patience and thought. There are so many different wheels out there and then these new road rims with the...
07-06-09, 06:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,594
Posted By ang1sgt

Ronald, Communications is important in ANY...

Ronald,

Communications is important in ANY position. If you want to advance in life and have people take you seriously, then spelling can help that. I suggest that you look into Firefox for your...
06-13-09, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By ang1sgt

If you get a new wheel, Make sure to get a...

If you get a new wheel, Make sure to get a Shimano Coaster brake hub IF you can. Our vendors sometimes switch the Shimano for a knock off, and they work okay, just not as smooth.

For my Rollfast...
06-12-09, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By ang1sgt

I wonder why my wife bought me one with a...

I wonder why my wife bought me one with a Bullseye on the back of it? LOL!
06-02-09, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By ang1sgt

This is a Mast Post correct? Did you install the...

This is a Mast Post correct? Did you install the metal insert before installing the post? This insert goes between the set screw and the post to put pressure on more of the post. Torque for the...
04-28-09, 05:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,769
Posted By ang1sgt

Great Bike! Trek will stand behind the frame...

Great Bike!

Trek will stand behind the frame for sure and they state that there are NO Weight Limits on their Production Bikes. Bontrager Rims are warrantied to the original purchaser for 5 years...
04-28-09, 04:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,097
Posted By ang1sgt

Bruce, When I heard about this at the shop,...

Bruce,

When I heard about this at the shop, I was very concerned about you. And Dang, Yellow bike was just in the shop too! I'll be working on the Portland for you this morning and hopefully...
04-27-09, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By ang1sgt

Shimano's Tech Site is very helpful. ...

Shimano's Tech Site is very helpful.

http://bike.shimano.com/publish/content/global_cycle/en/us/index/products/0/nexus/product.-code-SG-8R25.-type-hb_road.html

The second document is the one...
04-22-09, 04:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By ang1sgt

+1 on the Links. Even on the Pro-Builds we use...

+1 on the Links. Even on the Pro-Builds we use these links. Makes for a faster build and quicker clean and lubes down the road.
04-22-09, 04:33 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,828
Posted By ang1sgt

It is not you my friend, but I could and won't...

It is not you my friend, but I could and won't work for any shop that does this sort of practice.

Why? Because it encourages shoddy builds, hence the wheels trued in the bike and other practices...
03-27-09, 04:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,398
Posted By ang1sgt

Lenny, Good Luck to you. As YOU know, I am...

Lenny,

Good Luck to you. As YOU know, I am much happier since I got the boot, and I am adjusting well to life outside of the CUBE Farm that I worked. I work HARDER now, but I SMILE more and...
02-19-09, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,795
Posted By ang1sgt

Amazing! E-Bay, the Worlds Largest Pawn Shop!

Amazing!

E-Bay, the Worlds Largest Pawn Shop!
02-18-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 650
Posted By ang1sgt

Be thankful you didn't come up on the wreck while...

Be thankful you didn't come up on the wreck while driving yourself. My wife and I had that happen when our oldest daughter spun and flipped her Ford Explorer Sportrac last year. We left for her...
02-18-09, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By ang1sgt

Service Manager Job, DAY 3

Good morning all!

I'm in Day THREE of my third career in my life. It's been busy with cleaning out junk, cleaning benches and tools, getting the parts cleaner to work again, things like that. ...
02-04-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,186
Posted By ang1sgt

Another style to consider is going with a 29'r...

Another style to consider is going with a 29'r style Bike. Running low tire pressure will give you the traction that we all desire as well as the ride. While NOT full suspension, there are other...
01-22-09, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By ang1sgt

Sometimes it is best to LOOK at the bike and look...

Sometimes it is best to LOOK at the bike and look for any defect. Questions asked like, which side did you and the bike fall, can help diagnose these potential areas. The extra beef and strength...
01-22-09, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By ang1sgt

Bruce, Thanks for the well wishes and...

Bruce,

Thanks for the well wishes and support. Bruce is so typical of the enthusiasm that we get from our customers at this shop. It is a pleasure to talk and work on bikes for folks like this. ...
01-22-09, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By ang1sgt

Tom, Thanks for the concern. I will be...

Tom,

Thanks for the concern. I will be getting a Lump Sum and one years pay. This will help off-set my lost wages.
My Wife's concern is that I'll have too many opportunities to spend what I...
01-21-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,568
Posted By ang1sgt

might sound silly, but do you have a reflector on...

might sound silly, but do you have a reflector on the front wheel? Take that off and give it a ride and see if that was it. Happened on my MTB when I ride on the road.

Chris
01-21-09, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By ang1sgt

I started by sweeping floors in a local Schwinn...

I started by sweeping floors in a local Schwinn Shop when I was 16. Started to wrench shortly after that. It has always been my back up plan.

Chris
01-21-09, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By ang1sgt

There are many bikes you should try. My...

There are many bikes you should try.

My concern is "FIT" and getting the right bicycle for you.
Many Touring style bicycles will have a longer top tube as well as a longer wheelbase so that they...
01-21-09, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By ang1sgt

Just Checking in!

I know it has been awhile since I've posted.

Been deep in thought and reflection due to a Downsizing at Work which left me unemployed for the first time in my adult career. 28 years of service...
01-21-09, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By ang1sgt

Been finding that on a 29r MYB that they handle...

Been finding that on a 29r MYB that they handle the snow quite well. Might want to look at those options too because some 700c wheels will accept 29R rubber.
01-19-09, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,244
Posted By ang1sgt

Folks need to understand that there are NO Weight...

Folks need to understand that there are NO Weight constraints on Trek Frames. I asked during Trek World this year. On the Wheels, to the ORIGINAL Purchaser ANY Bontrager Wheel is warrented for 5...
01-19-09, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By ang1sgt

I upgraded my Shimano LX Crank to one of the new...

I upgraded my Shimano LX Crank to one of the new XT Cranks and so far I am VERY pleased with that! Very stiff and pretty classy with the Carbon fiber reinforced middle chainring
01-19-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By ang1sgt

Jerry, Start to experiment with your Air...

Jerry,

Start to experiment with your Air Pressure. The Volume of the 29r tires will allow you to run much less and get BETTER control on the trail.

Chris
11-16-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,485
Posted By ang1sgt

Dang! I missed it again. Shoot! Get busy...

Dang! I missed it again. Shoot!

Get busy at the Bike shop, forget to log-on here, Lose your Full Time Job...
What's a guy to do?

Chris
06-23-08, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By ang1sgt

I ride railtrails almost exclusively. Trains and...

I ride railtrails almost exclusively. Trains and Railroads are part of my hobbies and one of the trails has a lot of history as well as unique Railroad specific things like the "Y" I go by way out...
06-17-08, 02:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,798
Posted By ang1sgt

That's called an AeroBelly in recumbent speak...

That's called an AeroBelly in recumbent speak right? LOL!

Honestly, I'm losing weight and almost having fun doing it too. I was chatting with TSL at the Shop last night and explained my progress...
06-17-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By ang1sgt

Not worth the effort. I'd just get a new...

Not worth the effort.

I'd just get a new one, drive the old one down or with some pliers pull the old one out.
06-12-08, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,709
Posted By ang1sgt

My "CLYDE" Bike I equip with a basic Carbon...

My "CLYDE" Bike I equip with a basic Carbon Fiber, Disc Brake equip Fork. I put a quality Cane Creek Headset with it along with Avid BB5 brake set and I'm VERY happy with the results. This is my...
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