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07-27-22, 07:13 PM
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Views: 108
Posted By well biked

yes

yes
07-19-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By well biked

first photo points up

first photo points up
07-16-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By well biked

If the existing axle spins smoothly and the only...

If the existing axle spins smoothly and the only reason you would want a QR is convenience, my advice is to stick with what you have and accept that you will have to use a 15mm wrench to remove and...
07-13-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 853
Posted By well biked

Yep, just too many vairiables. Let's round it off...

Yep, just too many vairiables. Let's round it off to 50 miles to 5000 miles. With an emphasis on "round it off." I once did a very nasty mtb endurance race (52 miles), in horribly wet and abrasive...
04-06-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By well biked

We have sold quite a few ebikes in my shop that...

We have sold quite a few ebikes in my shop that use Bosch drive systems. In the rare cases where there have been problems of any kind with anything Bosch-related, Bosch warranty has been great. Since...
12-26-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By well biked

As mentioned, check derailleur hanger alignment....

As mentioned, check derailleur hanger alignment. Another thing we find with both Shimano and SRAM rear derailleurs that are designed for these extremely wide range cassettes such as your 10 x50, is...
12-19-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By well biked

The current monetary value of those brakes far...

The current monetary value of those brakes far exceeds their level of functional/mechanical benefit. I don't mean that in a bad way at all. Just want you to be aware that those brakes are quite...
12-14-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By well biked

I'd put Kool-Stop salmon compound pads as your #1...

I'd put Kool-Stop salmon compound pads as your #1 criteria, and get to that goal however you see fit. Either non cartridge-type salmon pads from Kool Stop, or buy cartridge holders/pads, discard the...
12-08-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,993
Posted By well biked

I can tell you that it's not just the handlebars...

I can tell you that it's not just the handlebars that can be ruined by "toxic sweat." The insides of integrated shifters/brake levers, headsets, seemingly every bolt on the bike, front derailleurs,...
12-06-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By well biked

Not digital, but I am a big fan of the Accu-Gauge...

Not digital, but I am a big fan of the Accu-Gauge gauges by Meiser. If I'm looking for a stand-alone pressure gauge for a bicycle tire, I use an Accu-Gauge.
11-04-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,560
Posted By well biked

I love my Moloko bars. If you can get one, I...

I love my Moloko bars. If you can get one, I highly recommend the made-to-fit Moloko bag as well.
10-30-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By well biked

agree

agree
10-16-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By well biked

I've always liked the Campy skeleton brakes on my...

I've always liked the Campy skeleton brakes on my 10 speed Campy equipped bike. Those brakes look cool, and continue to serve me well. :)
10-10-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By well biked

The 68 x 42 and 68 x 46 numbers refer to the...

The 68 x 42 and 68 x 46 numbers refer to the frame's bb shell dimensions. 68 x 42 is 68mm wide and 42mm diameter, which is a BB30 shell. The other dimensions you mention are the width and diameter...
09-22-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,646
Posted By well biked

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/413x706/67273413_2111393235627363_7113373939996295168_n_202c648cebb911a6fbc64f03d672cd410e5f46b0.jpg...
09-15-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,142
Posted By well biked

I'll make a timeless comment: that Shimano 600...

I'll make a timeless comment: that Shimano 600 "Arabesque" RD is still beautiful, no matter how much time passes. :)
09-07-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,440
Posted By well biked

It would be so cool if Sheldon were still around...

It would be so cool if Sheldon were still around to chime in on this thread. It was awesome to be on this forum when he would sometimes show up and comment. I'm pretty sure he never really saw...
08-28-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By well biked

Very important: find some new bike repair people.

Very important: find some new bike repair people.
08-26-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By well biked

As an alternative, if you can find a 127mm (or is...

As an alternative, if you can find a 127mm (or is it 127.5?) Shimano cartridge bearing bb of any variety, I think it will work, although it sounds like you may not want to use a cartridge bb. It's...
08-08-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By well biked

I met the founder of Kool Stop at Interbike...

I met the founder of Kool Stop at Interbike several years ago, had a great visit with him. He developed that awesome salmon brake pad compound back in the '70's for Scott-Matthauser, and most agree...
07-03-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,339
Posted By well biked

Something like 2-5 mm wider for the tape than the...

Something like 2-5 mm wider for the tape than the internal width of the rim, depending on the rim. Example (and this is obviously a very wide rim example): For WTB i45 (45mm internal width) rims,...
06-20-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By well biked

Throw them away and replace them.

Throw them away and replace them.
06-09-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 770
Posted By well biked

Cleat's on backwards, turn it around with the...

Cleat's on backwards, turn it around with the point of the cleat facing forward.
03-23-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By well biked

At my shop, we have a dizzying array of removal...

At my shop, we have a dizzying array of removal tools/bushings, etc for headset cups, the various pressfit bb's, etc etc. I'll give Park Tool credit, they seem to offer something for just about...
03-21-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,332
Posted By well biked

^ That's super cool. I had family in Carlsbad...

^ That's super cool. I had family in Carlsbad back then, visited them there during that time period. I became intrigued with "California Masis" as a result. In recent years, I've been honored to...
12-17-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,695
Posted By well biked

The lack of 650b x 47-48ish tubes (actually made...

The lack of 650b x 47-48ish tubes (actually made and labled for tires in that size range) is surprising. I recently built up my first 650b bike,a gravel bike, and I use 650b x 48 tires on it. I run...
12-10-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,880
Posted By well biked

27.5 is a size that uses the rim diameter...

27.5 is a size that uses the rim diameter traditionally known as 650b. The bead seat diameter is 584mm. 700c has a 622 BSD, so no, they are not interchangeable, too much difference in rim diameter....
12-02-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,192
Posted By well biked

There are Shimano Parallax front hubs, too,...

There are Shimano Parallax front hubs, too, so......but as for rear hubs, I agree with Andy, I think Parallax rear hubs are strictly cassette hubs, no freewheel Parallax hubs.
11-28-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By well biked

Regarding the Schrader valve part of your...

Regarding the Schrader valve part of your question:

"If you want to convert a rim drilled for Presta valves to accept Schrader valves, drill it out with a 21/64" drill bit." - Sheldon Brown
10-22-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By well biked

You should stick with the same model chainring if...

You should stick with the same model chainring if you are just replacing one chainring. The letters are a code, based on number of chainring teeth on the crank's chainrings. That's important because...
07-24-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,832
Posted By well biked

I'll add, when it comes to difficult pedal...

I'll add, when it comes to difficult pedal removal, leverage is often your best friend.
07-24-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,832
Posted By well biked

For both right and left pedals: turn the spindle...

For both right and left pedals: turn the spindle towards the front of the bike to tighten, turn to the rear of the bike to loosen. Doesn't matter if you're working on pedals with 15mm wrench flats or...
06-19-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By well biked

What I'm seeing in the photo is an overly oily,...

What I'm seeing in the photo is an overly oily, gunky, gritty mess. Chirping or no chirping.
04-06-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,891
Posted By well biked

So your first post on Bikeforums is dragging up a...

So your first post on Bikeforums is dragging up a seven year old thread, and correcting a long-time member who is one of the most all-time helpful members in the history of BF, and telling him...
12-31-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,763
Posted By well biked

The trend at this moment for drop bar bikes...

The trend at this moment for drop bar bikes equipped with disc brakes: flat mount brake calipers (the newest drop bar groups with hydraulic disc brakes use flat mount). Axles and spacing: 100mm...
12-26-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By well biked

Assuming you've already tried removing the valve...

Assuming you've already tried removing the valve core (and are using an air compressor), here's another trick that might be worth trying...remove the tubeless valve stem from the rim entirely,...
12-26-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,675
Posted By well biked

Power Grips! I hadn't seen or thought of those...

Power Grips! I hadn't seen or thought of those for a long time. :) NIce photo ^
12-26-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By well biked

I suggest two things: use soapy water (dish soap,...

I suggest two things: use soapy water (dish soap, etc) on the beads of the tires. If the tires are being stubborn, as it sounds like they are, remove the valve cores and inflate (with an air...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,646
Posted By well biked

I'm a big fan of Jeff Jones. We assembled a...

I'm a big fan of Jeff Jones. We assembled a stock, complete Jones Plus LWB at our shop not long ago for an old friend and customer, it was cool to finally see a Jones bike in person. I own a first...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,756
Posted By well biked

I have to admit, when I saw the thread title I...

I have to admit, when I saw the thread title I thought this was a thread about tripping a red light to green. :D
12-11-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By well biked

Being from the mid-south (U.S.), I pronounce it...

Being from the mid-south (U.S.), I pronounce it as "sawder" instead of "sodder," FWIW.
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,692
Posted By well biked

To the OP, I think you will really like the...

To the OP, I think you will really like the Teravails.
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,692
Posted By well biked

I have only run the slick Gravel Kings, not the...

I have only run the slick Gravel Kings, not the SK's. Have sold a bunch of SK's to customers, though, including the new SK+'s which are a little heavier but have more puncture protection. The SKs and...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,692
Posted By well biked

I run Teravail 700 x 42's in the light and supple...

I run Teravail 700 x 42's in the light and supple version on my commuter right now, it's a great tire, plenty robust for my commuting needs. Seems like it would be a little more flat resistant than...
10-11-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,518
Posted By well biked

Assuming those are metallic pads, maybe install...

Assuming those are metallic pads, maybe install resin pads. They tend to be quieter, and IME, provide a little better brake performance. The downside is that they wear faster, but with those brakes...
10-10-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,270
Posted By well biked

To the OP, I quickly checked the specs on your...

To the OP, I quickly checked the specs on your Giant ATX 3, it uses a very inexpensive chain ("8 speed chain").

Whatever you do regarding chain lube/chain cleaning, just remember the chain itself...
09-30-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,199
Posted By well biked

Regarding Shimano Rapid Rise derailleurs, there...

Regarding Shimano Rapid Rise derailleurs, there was an XTR RR introduced in the late '90's, and it was a problematic derailleur. A fair number of riders bought in to the concept, but it was a very...
09-25-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,926
Posted By well biked

re: the thread title...don't focus solely on...

re: the thread title...don't focus solely on evening spoke tensions, morning spoke tensions are equally important.

Sorry, couldn't resist.
09-11-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,114
Posted By well biked

My advice: with a really old Raleigh like your...

My advice: with a really old Raleigh like your Grand Prix, don't agonize over the small stuff and don't expect that any two bikes, even the same model, are going to measure out to exactly the same...
08-31-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,090
Posted By well biked

I hear ya on all of that....The Mavic Reflex name...

I hear ya on all of that....The Mavic Reflex name was more associated with the tubular version IME, but there was a clincher version of the Reflex also, that later became the Open Pro. We sold...
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