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05-07-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By Rolla

It's a shame that a good quality new bike is out...

It's a shame that a good quality new bike is out of reach for a lot of people, and that buying used requires time and resources to research and seek one out. Not everyone has the same means, so I can...
05-05-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By Rolla

Hard to say what motivates people. In the US,...

Hard to say what motivates people. In the US, people buy brand new crap bikes at Wal-Mart instead of buying a better used bike for the same price. I guess it's easier, and they put more trust in a...
04-30-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,951
Posted By seypat

Certainly true of the industry I'm in....

Certainly true of the industry I'm in. "Professional Grade" now means it'll last 1-2 years of professional use before it needs to be replaced.
04-21-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By Pompiere

Running a heat gun on low setting over the tape...

Running a heat gun on low setting over the tape lets it relax and return to near its original flatness. I am constantly fiddling with my bikes, so that helps save buying new tape every time I change...
04-20-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By The Golden Boy

Cool bike!! I’m a fan of this generation of...

Cool bike!!

I’m a fan of this generation of Trek 400 Elance. Butted 531 main frame and CrMo stays and fork- perfect bike to upgrade.

Add me to the “put the bars you want on there” queue.
04-20-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By T.W.O.

Jeff, I have experienced exactly the same issue...

Jeff, I have experienced exactly the same issue on some handlebars and it seems to me more common on the "ergo" shaped bars. I have wondered if the "short drops" bars were made as a way for the...
04-11-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,305
Posted By HillRider

A Dremel with an abrasive cut-off wheel will cut...

A Dremel with an abrasive cut-off wheel will cut through practically anything. I've used them to cut short sections from Allen keys to make ratchet bits and allen keys are very hard. Use the fiber...
04-06-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,951
Posted By GhostRider62

Disc brakes I have 10+ rim braked bikes and...

Disc brakes

I have 10+ rim braked bikes and lots of expensive rim braked wheels. My newest Farsports Ventoux rim wheels stop shockingly well in the rain. So, discs (other than on my Mt bike...
04-02-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By Iride01

It does vary from manufacturer to manufacturer....

It does vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. If you are talking about vintage bikes, then besides what Jeff Neese mentioned, I've also seen some mfrs then go from crank center along the seat tube...
03-31-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, doctor! It's an aggravated knee injury,...

Yes, doctor! It's an aggravated knee injury, they're always complicated.

Au contraire, he may get many, many opinions here, they'll just be contradictory and ill-informed.

Wait long enough...
03-31-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By indyfabz

I got some red anodized ones to match my CK hubs.

I got some red anodized ones to match my CK hubs.
03-26-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By cyccommute

And, I’ll say it again, why the complicated multi...

And, I’ll say it again, why the complicated multi step process? Have you tested your seven step process and found it to be superior to a single step…shake in mineral spirits…process? Does your...
03-12-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,085
Posted By imi

This thread is of such utmost importance that I...

This thread is of such utmost importance that I will chime in.

If you have a problem with the nut coming loose, then just use TWO nuts, one as a locking nut.

Are there Nyloc nuts of the right...
03-12-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,085
Posted By Kapusta

I always use the nut and won’t buy tubes that are...

I always use the nut and won’t buy tubes that are not threaded to take one.

I find on larger tires if the pressure is low, the stem just pushes into the rim when I try to push the pump head on but...
03-08-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 661
Posted By 2_i

I bought Schwalbe tubes and they came with awful...

I bought Schwalbe tubes and they came with awful Presta cores, one of which did hold air right from the beginning. In the particular tube size/Presta combination, Schwalbe is the only practical...
03-08-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 661
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...FWIW, I had the opposite problem. The...

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...FWIW, I had the opposite problem. The valves on my tubes required a great deal of over-pressuring at the pump in order to inflate them. Once inflated it was either difficult or impossible to...
02-13-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 368,999
Posted By Juan Foote

I agree fully with that assessment. There is a...

I agree fully with that assessment. There is a traditional story arc to movies in which we become invested in the character(s), find out who they are, what motivates them. This movie does none of...
Forum: Foo
01-21-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 588
Posted By StupidlyBrave

Try downloading malwarebytes. If you like it,...

Try downloading malwarebytes. If you like it, get a subscription.
01-13-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 368,999
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Academy Award Wins or nominations are no...

Academy Award Wins or nominations are no guarantee of quality or anything else worthwhile for viewing. Several movies from the last few decades that received high critical praise and won awards come...
01-07-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,038
Posted By easyupbug

You are correct, we each have a right to our...

You are correct, we each have a right to our personal preferences. Next to my maintenance stand hangs a flex shaft Dremel and I get perfect square cuts in brake housings in seconds. About three...
Forum: Touring
01-06-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,746
Posted By smudgy

I have always toured on my Miyata 1000. It's all...

I have always toured on my Miyata 1000. It's all upgraded with modern wheels and components. I love it. very simple, reliable and comfortable. Only one downside that cannot be fixed. The frame will...
Forum: Touring
01-06-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,746
Posted By djb

ya $1000 in 83 was a lot. When I bought this...

ya $1000 in 83 was a lot. When I bought this thing, I couldnt afford a Miyata 1000 or a Cannondale, so got this , I think it was 7 or 800 in 90 or 91. Still a lot to me and my nicest bike ever at...
11-15-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,301
Posted By Bulette

Schrodinger set out to falsify quantum mechanics;...

Schrodinger set out to falsify quantum mechanics; ideology can be decoupled from results. Further, separating the baby from the bathwater is exactly what novel research sets out to do. We're asking...
10-21-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,564
Posted By livedarklions

You're going to have to have different...

You're going to have to have different subcategories, based on the type of wasteland.

The wasteland bike concept requires quite a bit of adaptability to different forms. Some are going to require...
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