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01-15-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...after many years of patiently doing it...

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...after many years of patiently doing it Andy's way (which is the right way), I finally just started using a pin punch and a hammer on the top of whichever spring arm looks high, with the wheel...
01-15-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By aggiegrads

Hex Key Brand Comparison (photo intensive)

Inspired by Eric F 's hex key question, I decided to take some good photos of various hex key tips to try and help me articulate why I prefer some keys over others. The tip really highlights the...
01-15-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 797
Posted By Eric F

At my age, I'm not going down any new career...

At my age, I'm not going down any new career paths, but I agree that it's what you do with them that matters. A big part of my tool collection is old Craftsman stuff that belonged to my father. He...
01-14-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Iride01

Depends on you and what makes you feel like you. ...

Depends on you and what makes you feel like you. I can't think of any of my bikes that taking it apart and cleaning, greasing, adjusting or anything else ever made much of any difference other than...
01-14-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By Mamil Fritz

The spokes are the same on both sides ... it is...

The spokes are the same on both sides ... it is just the lengths that vary due to the rear hub...
on the front wheels they will all be the same unless its a disc brake wheel
01-14-21, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By dabac

For cylindrical ones, I’ve never heard of it. ...

For cylindrical ones, I’ve never heard of it.
For the more ”engineered” ones meant to provide a kinda-sorta suspension effect, the shape at the top may act as a geometric limit to insertion.
Keep...
01-14-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By Wattsup

Dunno. Could be a good "thread." :lol:

Dunno. Could be a good "thread." :lol:
01-12-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 447
Posted By Redbullet

For sure it was carefully tightened at...

For sure it was carefully tightened at recommended 5 Nm (sometimes very little above) more than 10 times, with a torque key, but it got loose every time. By the way, I was probably funny above, using...
01-12-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, Bill's suggestion. I did that a couple of...

Ditto, Bill's suggestion. I did that a couple of years ago for a donor wheelset from a friend to replace one damaged when a car hit me. The front wheel was fine but the rear was off a bit. It rode...
01-11-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By tjfastback66

Hello All, Well problem is now solved as I...

Hello All,

Well problem is now solved as I was able to get some PB Blaster and soaked it for a good 6 hours. Attached the QR skewer along with the Suntour tool and loaded up the bench vice. No...
01-09-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By sweeks

This might work. The only problem I foresee is...

This might work. The only problem I foresee is that the slot in the rear of the seat tube might be too short to include an adequate stress breaker (the hole at the bottom of the slot).

Just saw...
01-08-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By Pop N Wood

I'm not as experienced as most but you do need to...

I'm not as experienced as most but you do need to go back and tighten up some of those outlier spokes. If all you do is tighten one outlier it will affect the true, but like cpach say you can then...
01-08-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By dugay

Thanks guys hack saw then hand filed it and fit...

Thanks guys hack saw then hand filed it and fit was perfect for a 31.8 clamp
...
01-05-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By Litespud

5/8" chain length difference is irrelevant to...

5/8" chain length difference is irrelevant to shifting efficiency, regardless of cage length. Unless you install a "half-link", you're adjusting your chain length in 1" increments in any case. Chain...
01-04-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By gsa103

Turn the wheel over and give it a few whacks? ...

Turn the wheel over and give it a few whacks? Place something vibrating on the hub, and it will usually drop out.
01-02-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 902
Posted By 2bridges1bike

So one thing that I found has helped, was...

So one thing that I found has helped, was releasing the cable fastener bolt and then pushing the cable into the frame from the caliper side, and the pulling it out again. Not sure why this worked,...
12-30-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Since you have nothing to lose except a few...

Since you have nothing to lose except a few minutes of your time, why not somewhat evenly, release all the spoke tension and see what shape the rim assumes.
12-30-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By mack_turtle

is the rim joint (at the bottom of the wheel in...

is the rim joint (at the bottom of the wheel in the photo) damaged? if so, that wheel is beyond what any reasonable person would do to fix it.
12-30-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,772
Posted By UCantTouchThis

That isn't what he said. :foo: He said...

That isn't what he said. :foo:

He said thorns have a tendency to collect in certain areas so you run a chance of getting a second flat in that geological area. Which is true. I once rode over a 20...
12-29-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By Darth Lefty

See, if we start going the other way - what bike...

See, if we start going the other way - what bike tools do we use elsewhere - then I need everyone’s help to find my Park 4-5-6 Allen wrench, because it’s f***ing never with the bike tools. Never can...
12-28-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,306
Posted By Bill Kapaun

When removing, I always try backing off the metal...

When removing, I always try backing off the metal cup first. The plastic gets brittle/weak.
Rig up something similar to the pic below to retain the tool.
...
12-27-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By Bigbus

UPDATE--After a good long ride on the Fuji this...

UPDATE--After a good long ride on the Fuji this morning, I got home and dear wife said I could use the kitchen island for working on the free wheel so long as I leave the bike outside and put...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 292,174
Posted By vanngoh

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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,128
Posted By Pinigis

its actually a hollow BB snd 58t chainring. ...

its actually a hollow BB snd 58t chainring.
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12-18-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,175
Posted By aggiegrads

I recommend a fireplace in your workspace. Did I...

I recommend a fireplace in your workspace. Did I mention that I love my wife?
...
12-18-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By Dave Mayer

I have seen rims where just one side has 'flexed'...

I have seen rims where just one side has 'flexed' a little causing the misalignment. No big deal; use the wrench fix as I previously described.
12-18-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 961
Posted By spilot101

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12-17-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By HillRider

Unless a very close cosmetic match to your old...

Unless a very close cosmetic match to your old front wheel is of major importance, find out what a complete good quality new wheel will cost. You might find the cost of a new rim, new spokes and the...
12-17-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I am the same.. I patch tubes, keep old spokes...

I am the same.. I patch tubes, keep old spokes bundled together have a pile of worn tires for trainer or emergency use, and stop and evaluate abandoned bikes by the side of the road for usable bits....
12-15-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By RefRick

I have a road bike setup with a 2x10 in addition...

I have a road bike setup with a 2x10 in addition to this gravel bike. This bike came about because I started building up old frames last year. In the process of scouring Craigslist for parts for a...
12-15-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,670
Posted By 2_i

I got to this by accident, but the general lesson...

I got to this by accident, but the general lesson I got was of using commercial equipment as a starting point and building upon it to get where one wants. My accident was of a bike shop ruining my TA...
12-15-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 795
Posted By reconnaissance

My greatest weight savings on both mountain bikes...

My greatest weight savings on both mountain bikes and road bikes has been belly fat. Now we’re talking kilos, not grams.
12-15-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...heatshrink tubing (the stuff electricians...

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...heatshrink tubing (the stuff electricians use) is your friend. Works very well to join the end of the old cable and the new one for the pull. But I have never tried to get it to go through...
12-14-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,670
Posted By 2_i

A photo, reasonably up to date, is below. The day...

A photo, reasonably up to date, is below. The day I put the quad on, I actually needed to use both the top and bottom rings. It was a mild, but windy weather as I was riding to my work and a heavy...
12-14-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,670
Posted By mack_turtle

yup. spend some time working in a bike shop with...

yup. spend some time working in a bike shop with lots of entry level bikes with 3X drivetrains. almost every bike has a totally worn out middle ring, but totally pristine large and small rings after...
12-14-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By ARider2

I usually just use the old housing to fish the...

I usually just use the old housing to fish the new housing through the frame. I first cut off any ferrules from the ends of the old housing then I tape the end of the old and new housing together...
12-13-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,751
Posted By JohnDThompson

Not sure. I don't have one of those to try.

Not sure. I don't have one of those to try.
12-11-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By dsbrantjr

Perhaps try cleaning them more than "a bit", and...

Perhaps try cleaning them more than "a bit", and lubricating the moving parts. Many of those vintage brakes also have a mounting nut scheme which can be adjusted; too tight will cause the symptoms...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,500
Posted By zebede

An after market carrier block might be less of an...

An after market carrier block might be less of an obstruction.


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12-09-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By gsa103

I think this is the issue. The asymmetric...

I think this is the issue. The asymmetric braking force from the disc is probably increasing the spoke tension, causing the nipple to flex. The clearcoat can't take it.

I think it's a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-08-20, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 292,174
Posted By Bym

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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-06-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By seat_boy

Any mountain bike brake lever will fit your...

Any mountain bike brake lever will fit your handlebar, but you need to make sure the cable pull matches your brakes. If your Tern has V brakes, you need to get a long pull lever, cantis need a short...
12-04-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By rydabent

This is the greatest pro disc brake argument...

This is the greatest pro disc brake argument there is. Disc brakes do not in the end destroy high priced rims.
12-03-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By dsbrantjr

I think that if you remove the burrs, taking off...

I think that if you remove the burrs, taking off the minimum material, you will be fine.
11-30-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By Miele Man

NO! It won't work as the aluminium foil is far to...

NO! It won't work as the aluminium foil is far to delicate. I use a gel cyanoacrylic glue to hold each of 4 soda can shims on each of the 4 spindle flats. I make each shim JUST big enough to cover...
11-19-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By wgscott

If the pads or rotor are contaminated, the...

If the pads or rotor are contaminated, the calipers could still be working fine with a perfect bleed, but have poor stopping power. The point is to try to distinguish between the two possibilities....
11-18-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By kek

different arrow direction on right cup BSA: ...

different arrow direction on right cup

BSA:

https://i.imgur.com/976iOkt.jpg

ITA:

https://i.imgur.com/3MLntN3.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,851
Posted By keithdavis2

Montague is a great option. I have three of these...

Montague is a great option. I have three of these bike and they can take any and all standard bike components. I have customized all three and one of them into a road bike....
11-07-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,199
Posted By djb

me too. A c.s. bike in good working mechanical...

me too. A c.s. bike in good working mechanical condition is still a good working bike. I'm fond of them as commuters that have less theft appeal but work perfectly well.
11-07-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,199
Posted By Gresp15C

That's fair. As the owner of cheapo schmeapo...

That's fair. As the owner of cheapo schmeapo bikes, I've learned to work with what I've got. ;)
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