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09-01-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I've never actually worked on hydraulic brakes on...

I've never actually worked on hydraulic brakes on a bike, but in a car, you sometimes have to do 'bench bleeding'. Take the brake hose off of the brake lever. pull the brake lever all the way in and...
08-21-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,065
Posted By dsbrantjr

I keep new ones as spares; I would be too...

I keep new ones as spares; I would be too lazy/forgetful to take the worn link out and replace it when I get home. I also have a little piece of coat hanger wire bent into a double hook tool to hold...
07-30-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,980
Posted By 3alarmer

...sweet Jesus on a bicycle. :) You insist you...

...sweet Jesus on a bicycle. :) You insist you must know something about this, even if you've never done it. There's a lot of this on teh Beikforums, so I guess you're not lonely. It's presumed you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,090
Posted By SkepticalOne

Good advice above! Add an Apple AirTag to...

Good advice above!

Add an Apple AirTag to the inside of your bike box so that you can track it throughout your journey. I recently went from Canada to Mallorca and felt relief to see the bike...
06-18-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,205
Posted By rekmeyata

, I get dumb arses saying the same thing to...

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I get dumb arses saying the same thing to me all the time. You would think they would know that where I live because we have Amish in buggies that take up the entire lane, and the Amish ride...
06-17-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,205
Posted By genejockey

I don't recall anything intelligible, since it...

I don't recall anything intelligible, since it seems the people who yell things at cyclists don't understand how things like the Doppler effect work. I like to pretend that they said something nice,...
06-17-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,205
Posted By GhostRider62

Motorcyclist at a stop: "Is there a motor in...

Motorcyclist at a stop: "Is there a motor in that thang?"

Me: Yes, a very old one, it was designed in 1957 but did not come off the line until the next year

Motorcyclist: Looking at the...
06-16-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,205
Posted By 50PlusCycling

As a former police officer, I have heard...

As a former police officer, I have heard motorists say a lot of stupid things. I could write a book.
06-16-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,205
Posted By Steve B.

Not stupid but funny, was out on a road ride and...

Not stupid but funny, was out on a road ride and stopped at a light, a car pulled alongside my right side. I was wearing my bright yellow club jersey, the Long Island Bicycle Club, jersey only had...
04-01-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,926
Posted By Desert Ryder

I've always wrapped from the top down. There...

I've always wrapped from the top down.
There is no need for any additional tape that way. At the end just pop on the bar end plug and you're done,
No adhesives needed.
03-16-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By jkbcontest

Thanks for the information about the donuts. I'll...

Thanks for the information about the donuts. I'll keep those in mind. Regarding my changing out the shifters and brakes: I personally don't have a lot of hours on them, but I did buy the bike used...
01-22-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,885
Posted By But its me

Thanks for this bit of info. As someone that...

Thanks for this bit of info. As someone that passes this way on my daily commute, and has observed the growing barrier install with interest, it’s nice to get the full story. I have caught the...
01-05-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,271
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, it's extra time and not worth it to everyone...

Yes, it's extra time and not worth it to everyone but the advantage is that if you need to remove the cable and re-install it for whatever reason the strands won't unravel and no cable end needs to...
01-05-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,271
Posted By 70sSanO

I have all the time in the world. Dewalt side...

I have all the time in the world. Dewalt side cutters, a bench grinder to square things up, sometimes a fine flat file for a potential burr, an assortment of lapel pins, scribes, stick pins, etc. to...
12-14-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,293
Posted By making

I was always worried about being in the hospital...

I was always worried about being in the hospital with my family searching all my trails and riding routes for me. I just wear Road ID so someone can call my wife.
11-03-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Both carbon fiber and Al will react and/or...

Both carbon fiber and Al will react and/or corrode with the compression ring. Carbon and Al are a battery looking for a conductive liquid to make for a "better" connection through which to trade...
09-11-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,320
Posted By dedhed

carry a pump, deflate as needed, reinflate

carry a pump, deflate as needed, reinflate
08-09-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By DorkDisk

No bulge in the middle means 22.2 bar. The stem...

No bulge in the middle means 22.2 bar. The stem could be either 25.4 (more probable) or 26.0
08-09-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By thumpism

I'd guess someone used a 7/8" BMX bar for a...

I'd guess someone used a 7/8" BMX bar for a four-bolt stem in the stock 25.4 clamp stem on your bike. Shim stock (fairly cheap and easy) or a different handlebar (less cheap and less easy).
08-08-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By krakhaus

Looks like a 25.2 bar in a 26 or larger stem. ...

Looks like a 25.2 bar in a 26 or larger stem. You could shim it, but I'd just buy either a new bar or new stem.
06-30-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,433
Posted By urbanknight

Thanks for the comments. The ride without a seat...

Thanks for the comments. The ride without a seat is a good idea. Definitely need to get him to slide off the saddle when coming to a stop as well. His saddle is about 4cm too low right now to...
06-16-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,229
Posted By Joe Bikerider

One of my “rules” is to carry along any tool that...

One of my “rules” is to carry along any tool that I used on my most recent repair or adjustment. After a couple rides then I can put that tool away. My chain tool has been put away now for many...
05-16-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,491
Posted By drlogik

One word: LockPickingLawyer on YouTube. ...

One word: LockPickingLawyer on YouTube.

Combination locks are notoriously insecure as a lock for something of value. Go to the "LockPickingLawyer" channel on YouTube and search his videos for...
05-02-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,385
Posted By Chuckles1

I used to do Andy's procedure. Lately I've...

I used to do Andy's procedure. Lately I've started noting which side rubs after initial lever squeeze centering, and putting a feeler gauge between rotor and pad on that side after loosening both...
02-25-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,380
Posted By Trakhak

Low-tech version of the AirPro---adjust one or...

Low-tech version of the AirPro---adjust one or both of your brakes to rub constantly during rides with your son. Given how short the rides are typically likely to be, the amount of additional brake...
02-23-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,897
Posted By 5 mph

Drive a car on the same Routes you ride. I try...

Drive a car on the same Routes you ride. I try to do that, to get an idea on what a driver may be thinking. I changed the time of day I used some Routes after doing that.
02-23-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,897
Posted By bruce19

You go where you look. First learned in my MSF...

You go where you look. First learned in my MSF Instructor days.
01-22-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,444
Posted By TiHabanero

Your experience brings up a practice that I train...

Your experience brings up a practice that I train into every person we hire as a mechanic. When inserting a wheel into place, the bike comes out of the stand and is set upon the floor for alignment...
01-12-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,985
Posted By 70sSanO

You can get an Altus M310 or Acera M315 RapidFire...

You can get an Altus M310 or Acera M315 RapidFire Plus shifter that will work fine. They do have gear windows, but if appearance is that important, then you’ll have to pay for it with a shifter from...
12-20-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,624
Posted By xcfang

Make some friends that are better than you and...

Make some friends that are better than you and ride with them. It helps a lot to see their lines and techniques. Take a look at youtube videos too. Start with Jeff Lenosky and go from there. Oh -...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,575
Posted By Riveting

I disagree. If this were the case, then you'd...

I disagree. If this were the case, then you'd never get any better than the day you first rode a bike at 4 mph. Riding "slightly" above your abilities, or your comfort zone, is how you grow and get...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,575
Posted By Zaskar

mcours2006 nailed it. For a standout example,...

mcours2006 nailed it. For a standout example, watch a few YouTubes of Sagan.

The guys with the mtn bike background do seem to start ahead of the curve. But we need to be trained by roadies - to...
12-04-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 10,964
Posted By gauvins

I have a reasonably good caliper, certified at...

I have a reasonably good caliper, certified at 0.02mm accuracy.

The problem wrt measuring a bike chain is that the way you position your caliper will have a definite impact on the reading. I took...
11-13-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,227
Posted By Hartmmike

When it comes to car/bike interactions I always...

When it comes to car/bike interactions I always think of the opening scene in A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Arthur Dent is lying in front of a bulldozer and the job foreman asks him if he...
10-24-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Irishred

Thanks for wisdom

Thanks to all for your wisdom...I'll try the 30/35 (front/back and see how that goes.
10-20-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,095
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Stopped once for running a four-way stop. I knew...

Stopped once for running a four-way stop. I knew that the crossing road was closed because a bridge had washed out the week before. The cop gave me a warning and joked about making me start again...
09-05-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,324
Posted By Skulking

I'd try split washers before going to Loctite.

I'd try split washers before going to Loctite.
07-19-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,943
Posted By HTupolev

V-brake setups typically have a large amount of...

V-brake setups typically have a large amount of leverage, so the pads need to be set extremely close to the rims in order to ensure that the brake pads can get good engagement before the brake lever...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,351
Posted By CeeDotA

I use a 945 to record all my activities (I'm a...

I use a 945 to record all my activities (I'm a triathlete) but I still use a 520 as well when cycling. I like having the screen up front to view all my metrics when riding. I don't have the 520...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,953
Posted By znomit

If you’re that desperate to get a handicap, take...

If you’re that desperate to get a handicap, take up golf.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,953
Posted By bampilot06

shattered my ego failing to unclip. Still...

shattered my ego failing to unclip. Still recovering from that episode. (It’s been 3 days)
05-16-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,669
Posted By cyccommute

Wrong direction. The quick release does compress...

Wrong direction. The quick release does compress the bearings. If they are tight, they get tighter. That’s not the right direction. The bearings should be a little loose so that they tighten just...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27,216
Views: 17,789,487
Posted By phx1973

Very nice!

Very nice!
04-22-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Giant doesn't have any layer between the frame...

Giant doesn't have any layer between the frame and the tab. Why would you? A layer will add some flex from the layer's compression if it's tape. It the layer is metal (like brass shim stock cut out...
11-01-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,607
Posted By Slightspeed

I did a bank run one day on my bike. When I came...

I did a bank run one day on my bike. When I came out, I was approached by a group of girl scouts selling cookies. I said, I didn't have any way to carry them. One little girl said, "You have three...
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