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06-09-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 588
Posted By JoeTBM

We like combo open/ratchet wrenches. like these...

We like combo open/ratchet wrenches. like these from Harbor Freight (lifetime warranty also)

7 Pc Metric Ratcheting Combo Wrench set...
06-09-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 588
Posted By CliffordK

Not a "Pro", but Craftsman makes good wrenches. ...

Not a "Pro", but Craftsman makes good wrenches. For a lot of things I like a 6pt combination wrench.

Craftsman wrenches tend to be a little fatter than others, so it doesn't hurt to find a...
06-04-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By Rick

Do your adjusting from the side opposite the...

Do your adjusting from the side opposite the freewheel.
05-28-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,052
Posted By mobile1mobile1

gearing is everything

gearing is everything
05-27-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,052
Posted By subgrade

Loop-outs aren't hard and the stepping off comes...

Loop-outs aren't hard and the stepping off comes naturally, in my experience. And sure, it makes sense to practice them before wheelies, but that's also the natural course of events - you'll almost...
05-24-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The last thing you want to do is take your feet...

The last thing you want to do is take your feet off the pedals while riding a fixed gear bike. :eek:
05-24-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By TejanoTrackie

OK. 37 is the tire width in millimeters and 590...

OK. 37 is the tire width in millimeters and 590 is the bead seat diameter (tire inner diameter) in millimeters. 1-3/8 is the approximate tire width in inches, which computes to 34.9 mm, but the exact...
05-24-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By 79pmooney

Regarding gear choices for fix gear - Ride your...

Regarding gear choices for fix gear - Ride your best guess. Go up or down as needed. Any gear is a trade-off between high RPMs downhill and the impact on your butt and ease of climbing. And where...
05-24-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By stevel610

Here's a chart from BikeCalc based on a 584 erto...

Here's a chart from BikeCalc based on a 584 erto tire. 584x35c-close enough. Gives you rpm's with a given gear. I put in 36 / 40 / 44 chainrings and 16-23t cogs. It shows cadence at a given speed....
05-21-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By Russ Roth

The brakes themselves are some of the weakness,...

The brakes themselves are some of the weakness, they don't look too stiff. If you want more pad contact take a knife and trim the bottoms, don't do this with the wheel in the bike at the same time,...
05-18-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By dscheidt

Yes.

Yes.
05-18-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By flangehead

Consistent with the gospel according to Sheldon...

Consistent with the gospel according to Sheldon Brown:

”Spoke length is measured from the inside of the elbow to the very end of the threads, most usually in millimeters.”
05-18-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By mihlbach

I find frequent red light and stop signs to be...

I find frequent red light and stop signs to be annoying when riding brakeless with >75 gear inches. The high gear just requires a lot of unnecessary strain, stopping and accelerating, and in this...
05-18-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By TomM

Time to hone your track standing skills!

Time to hone your track standing skills!
05-17-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By ethet

For many, many kilometers everyday I ride a...

For many, many kilometers everyday I ride a brakeless fixed-gear bike on city streets with occasional hops on and off a MUP to avoid freeways whilst strictly obeying stop signs and signals (a...
05-17-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By tomtomtom123

I don't know where you are, but Misumi has...

I don't know where you are, but Misumi has branches all over the world and sells either stock spacers for around $1 each or custom made from their Chinese suppliers for $3 each. They're for...
05-17-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By cbrstar

Your axel is 3/8? You can buy spacers from many...

Your axel is 3/8? You can buy spacers from many BMX shops like this 3/8" Alloy Axle Spacer 2mm, 3mm, or 5mm SIZES (PAIR) - Planet BMX...
05-17-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By andrewclaus

3/8" is 9.5 mm, so all you'll need to do is...

3/8" is 9.5 mm, so all you'll need to do is remove the threads from the nut. It should be very easy.

Don't you have a 3/8" bit?

We don't know your machining skills. Beware of common hazards....
05-12-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Koyote

Clean it out, pack it with fresh grade 25...

Clean it out, pack it with fresh grade 25 bearings and a lot of good grease, and put it back together. If my cheapie commuter bike's wheels are any indication, they'll feel silky smooth.
05-12-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"Dimples", as in indentations or growths? I...

"Dimples", as in indentations or growths? I suspect indents. That's a common wear issue. The bearing will no longer roll smoothly and likely need a slightly loose adjustment for the axle to spin w/o...
05-12-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By andrewclaus

I agree, keep riding it, certainly okay for...

I agree, keep riding it, certainly okay for casual use. It will get worse, but how much more life is in it depends on how much you ride it, future maintenance, and what the bike is used for. Keep...
05-12-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Amt0571

Keep riding it. The bike I use for getting around...

Keep riding it. The bike I use for getting around town has been like this for years and no issues so far. It feels rough if I spin the wheel with my hand, but it's unnoticeable when riding at any...
Forum: Foo
12-31-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,871
Posted By njkayaker

This is kind of a mess. ================= ...

This is kind of a mess.

=================

Android is its own system that happens to run on top of Linux. So, you are correct, it really isn't Linux to the end user.

IOS is kind of similar...
Forum: Foo
12-29-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By tyrion

Dancing robots!

They can't drive cars yet, but boy can they dance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn3KWM1kuAw
12-02-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By hokiefyd

It is possible that removing the (thicker) brake...

It is possible that removing the (thicker) brake hardware "spacer" would expose enough threads such that the lock nut bottoms out on its own neck before providing enough preload on the bearing. ...
12-02-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

While I agree with the others advice to remove...

While I agree with the others advice to remove one of the spacers/brackets that is not being used (but for spacing) I will add that 5 threads will likely be enough anyway. I also agree with the...
12-02-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ this. Remove the unneeded brake hardware. And...

^ this. Remove the unneeded brake hardware. And also, clean up the headset corrosion? Mild acid bath and an oil rub?
Forum: Foo
05-01-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,683
Posted By Seattle Forrest

We've been down this road before. Remember the...

We've been down this road before. Remember the thread about "do cameras really steal your soul?"
Forum: Foo
01-11-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,364
Posted By sykerocker

Shrudder. My experience was only two months ago,...

Shrudder. My experience was only two months ago, and reading this one gives me the willies.
Forum: Foo
07-05-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9,558
Views: 1,208,141
Posted By FiftySix

Great looking CGI, apparently. ...

Great looking CGI, apparently.

https://entertainment.ie/trending/yes-that-viral-video-of-a-robot-arm-playing-bowling-is-fake-408326/

https://vimeo.com/tomcoben
06-09-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,609
Posted By Rajflyboy

Many Kids and Parents can’t afford the prices of...

Many Kids and Parents can’t afford the prices of quality bicycles. It’s getting out of hand.

Big box stores are the savior of the bicycle industry.
Forum: Foo
05-23-19, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9,558
Views: 1,208,141
Posted By chewybrian

https://i.imgur.com/zgEHEkY.gif ...

https://i.imgur.com/zgEHEkY.gif

https://i.imgur.com/TchE1ER.gif
Forum: Commuting
01-29-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,325
Posted By robertorolfo

Fair enough. I mean, if you and I agreed on...

Fair enough. I mean, if you and I agreed on everything, we wouldn't have anything to talk about...
06-10-11, 01:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,090
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

OK, I'm gonna assume that means forward facing...

OK, I'm gonna assume that means forward facing horiz. dropouts. So do you have a rear wheel yet? If so you'll have to figure out how much tire clearance you have to the chainstay bridge from the...
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