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08-17-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Jeff Wills

This was normal for sidepull brakes back in the...

This was normal for sidepull brakes back in the day. After you have everything tightened down, you'll need to recenter the brake by turning the center bolt toward the pad that's contacting the rim. ...
08-15-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,183
Posted By woodcraft

Don't see how this applies to inner tubes, but it...

Don't see how this applies to inner tubes, but it would be a bad idea to patch condoms.
08-15-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,183
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Has not happend to me over the past 10 years or...

Has not happend to me over the past 10 years or so I have been using latex tubes. Obviously i dont repair big tears however pinhole leaks with a standsard small patch no problem.
08-14-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,063
Posted By Helldorado

What I have read and seen on-line: For carbon...

What I have read and seen on-line: For carbon steerer tubes, the top of the tube should be no lower than the top of the stem clamp. This avoids asymmetrical forces on the fragile carbon steerer...
08-14-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,183
Posted By aclinjury

I've heard that shoe or boot repair glue can also...

I've heard that shoe or boot repair glue can also be strong and pliable, though I have not gone down this path yet.
08-14-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,183
Posted By aclinjury

I've used the regular butyl patches, but the...

I've used the regular butyl patches, but the butyl patches are thick as they're designed for thick butyl tubes.

Nowaday, I use a latex patch (cut up from a discarded latex tube). The problem here...
08-14-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,183
Posted By aclinjury

this is housewives' tale. I have yet to see a...

this is housewives' tale. I have yet to see a patched latex tube explode in such fashion.
Latex is VERY stretchable, much much more stretchable than butyl tubes. One time, when I did not proper...
08-14-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,183
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's because the tube wall is significantly...

It's because the tube wall is significantly thinner and latex has significantly more elasticity than butyl rubber. A leak at tire pressures is likely smaller than a pinhole when the tube is inflated...
08-14-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,189
Posted By Sorg67

Do I Want a Fast Bike?

I have been thinking of getting a better bike. A faster bike. I am not sure why. I do not ride with a group. Why do I want to ride faster. I suppose riding faster allows me to ride further. But...
08-13-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,183
Posted By woodcraft

I've patched latex tubes in tubulars many times...

I've patched latex tubes in tubulars many times with regular patches.
08-13-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mulberry20

I have used both on Veloflex Corsa EVO tires...

I have used both on Veloflex Corsa EVO tires which are 320 tpi and couldn't tell the difference between Silca latex and Conti's mid-weight tube. I really tried to.

I imagine in bench testing the...
08-13-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,183
Posted By canklecat

Going on two months with Silca latex tubes. So...

Going on two months with Silca latex tubes. So far, so good, no punctures. I carry a couple different types of self-sticking patches and at least one butyl tube just in case.

The ride is...
08-13-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,183
Posted By Dilberto

Forget Latex Tubes Altogether...

Don't waste patches, on Latex tubes. Each mend tightens and distorts the tube surface, stretching it further when inflated. A stretched tube leads to blister bubbles that can and WILL...
08-13-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,183
Posted By Unca_Sam

The tires sound different on the pavement, and...

The tires sound different on the pavement, and the slightly decreased weight plus reduced rolling resistance should result in a faster compliant ride, all things considered.
Of course if you're...
08-13-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,183
Posted By caloso

What bbbean said.

What bbbean said.
08-13-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,183
Posted By bbbean

Yes. Regular patch kits work just fine with latex.

Yes. Regular patch kits work just fine with latex.
08-13-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,183
Posted By delbiker1

I have been using latex tubes on a couple of...

I have been using latex tubes on a couple of bikes for the past couple of months. I had numerous flats the first couple of weeks, but the roads were litter strewn with glass, nails/screws,...
08-12-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,491
Posted By Sorg67

Gravel Bike

I am considering stepping up my game a bit. I think a gravel bike is a good fit for me. I am considering the Specialized Diverge Sport.

Considering a second set of wheels with road tires so I...
08-11-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,050
Posted By bbbean

My impression is that plugs are primarily for...

My impression is that plugs are primarily for MTB/gravel use. I tried one on my Specialized 2Bliss Turbo, and it seriously deformed the shape of tire and would have created an annoying bump had it...
08-03-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By Troul

gotta spend the dough to get that burnt crust...

gotta spend the dough to get that burnt crust experience!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 22,184
Posted By OPC

Most brands offer solid color jerseys: ORNOT ...

Most brands offer solid color jerseys:
ORNOT
The Black Bibs - more “good value” than top end
Black Sheep Cycling
Pedla
Void
Velocio
Attaquer

Not subtle by any stretch, but I like to browse...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 22,184
Posted By atwl77

It's divisive just like any other divisive...

It's divisive just like any other divisive product or brand... Canon vs Nikon, full frame vs Micro Four Thirds, Leica vs everyone else, Mac vs PC, Android vs iOS, etc.

Who cares what others think,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 22,184
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Grab an XL Coke with that order because I...

Grab an XL Coke with that order because I advocate for riding in a full US Postal Kit complete with gloves and socks.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 22,184
Posted By InvertedMP

I absolutely love my Rapha gear. I have several...

I absolutely love my Rapha gear. I have several jerseys and shorts, and it is really all I wear. The stuff is quality and I honestly don't understand the divisive nature people take with Rapha. Is...
04-29-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,366
Posted By SlvrDragon50

All put back together once I was enlightened that...

All put back together once I was enlightened that the direction is indeed counter clockwise! Finally no more lateral play in my crank that's been bothering me the last 3 years! Thanks everyone!
04-28-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By Iride01

So you've lost the outer part that goes over the...

So you've lost the outer part that goes over the bolt that holds the arm on? Like I said, most people think that's just a dust cover. But it acts as a stopper plate to let you remove the crank with...
04-28-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By cyccommute

Reddog3, a poster on BikeForums, long ago (2011)...

Reddog3, a poster on BikeForums, long ago (2011) developed an easy homemade tool to make for determining the ERD. Unfortunately that was back before Photo Bucket changed their policy so his pictures...
04-28-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Mr. 66

You could try a steer tube extender, I use a...

You could try a steer tube extender, I use a Satori on this one.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_5548_039c902d8c8c1e516d8fe30d2835da97399feaf7.jpg
04-27-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By Iride01

Is this the bike? ...

Is this the bike? https://www.huffybikes.com/escalate-mens-mountain-bike-26-inch-aluminum-frame-76948/

If you bought it direct from Huffy's website, then try to get hold of them through their...
04-27-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,825
Posted By tFUnK

On paper it's minute, but in my experience...

On paper it's minute, but in my experience suffering trying to drag my fat butt up a hill, the jump from 28 to 30 was absolutely significant.
04-20-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,591
Posted By dabac

From a maintenance perspective, working on a bike...

From a maintenance perspective, working on a bike that’s seen considerable use is like working on a time bomb - you never know when the next part will ”go off”.
Not entirely sure about ”Derailer...
02-11-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,965
Posted By trailangel

Have some more rudeness: You need a new rear...

Have some more rudeness:
You need a new rear deraileur cable housing.
02-05-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,975
Posted By Jonneh

Well, if that's the case it's definitely good to...

Well, if that's the case it's definitely good to know. What doesn't square in my mind is that the bearing gives a perfect fit with the original fork.

In any case, this would imply that I need a...
02-02-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By BloomBikeShop

Halo is good but the Sweat Hawg is what works for...

Halo is good but the Sweat Hawg is what works for me. It soaks up a ton of sweat and can be wrung out periodically if necessary. (Not necessary outside, but we're talking on the trainer here!)
02-01-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By woodcraft

Pro tip: Wrap some colored tape around one...

Pro tip:

Wrap some colored tape around one (5mm) of the legs.
02-01-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By Papa Tom

Park AWS-1 Y-Shaped Hex Wrench...a no-brainer

I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier. After struggling with the "pocketknife" version of Park's AWS-10 hex wrench set (which never allowed for enough torque and always got hung up on some...
02-01-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,085
Posted By Quintessentium

… 6 years !! that’s stunningly impressive …...

… 6 years !!

that’s stunningly impressive … !!!
Thank you very much for sharing your very own experiences.
01-31-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I use the Halo 2. It does a decent job of keeping...

I use the Halo 2. It does a decent job of keeping it out of my eyes, not perfect though. One of its problems is that if one squeezes the water out of it into a towel when it does start dripping on...
01-31-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By dsbrantjr

I doubt that the OP will notice the difference in...

I doubt that the OP will notice the difference in shifting between SS and GS cages.
01-30-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By JohnDThompson

Chances are it will be close enough to work. Make...

Chances are it will be close enough to work. Make sure the Super Maxy is in good shape; unlike the forged one-piece Superbe crank, the Super Maxy is a much cheaper two-piece swaged unit, and those...
01-29-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By enock111

Remove the bar tape and remove the levers the...

Remove the bar tape and remove the levers the right way. The cables will most likely not fit in the same way and you will risk haven't them not fully seat into the levers. Also your bar tape (if done...
01-29-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,093
Posted By cyccommute

My usual response to people who are asking "which...

My usual response to people who are asking "which bike?" is to say that if you have to ask that question, you shouldn't go the Craigslist route. In your case, I'd say doubly so since you don't have a...
01-29-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

This. Bar tape gets grimy over time so...

This.

Bar tape gets grimy over time so slowly that you don't really notice. Putting new bar tape, even the $10 Chinese no-brand stuff, will make your bike feel like new.
01-27-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,273
Posted By DOS

Pedros.

Pedros.
01-26-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Yeah, as Andrew mentioned, bending a welded,...

Yeah, as Andrew mentioned, bending a welded, heat-treated aluminum alloy fabricated part (which your arm is) induces stress and weakens the part, making it susceptible to breakage.

Some aluminum...
01-26-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By wgscott

They sell a replacement tray for $220: ...

They sell a replacement tray for $220:

https://www.kuatonline.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/85e4522595efc69f496374d01ef2bf13/0/1/016-027-00-02_1.jpg

A bit more than I need, but at...
01-26-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I would strongly suggest frequent monitoring of...

I would strongly suggest frequent monitoring of the area you "repaired" for cracks. Al tends to have rapid crack growth. I might also suggest a secondary method to tether the bike to the rack so if...
01-26-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Too many loose balls in a cup will make one (or...

Too many loose balls in a cup will make one (or more) balls not seat fully down in the cup. The lifted ball (the one that can't fully nestle into the cup) will contact the cone before the other,...
01-25-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By brian3069

Would this work? ...

Would this work?

https://chrisking.com/products/dropset-4?_pos=3&_sid=05b4f673c&_ss=r
01-25-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By JohnDThompson

Yes, a caliper for measuring the over-the-locknut...

Yes, a caliper for measuring the over-the-locknut spacing on a hub. You open it so the ends touch both locknut faces, then bring it to a ruler to measure.
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