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06-17-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By mtb_addict

Dia Compe has a solution for the cable problem. ...

Dia Compe has a solution for the cable problem. Rubber grip comes with a grove.

...
06-12-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By mtb_addict

inverse lever brake

anyone have comment on this kind of setup?

my hand always want to get closer to the center, when i get tired on long touring rides, hence, having extra real estate for your hands seems like a...
06-09-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 588
Posted By mtb_addict

(E) Craftsman, slightly thicker "handle" ...

(E) Craftsman, slightly thicker "handle"
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06-09-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 588
Posted By mtb_addict

Results of my preliminar research on axle...

Results of my preliminar research on axle specific wrench (see pics below).

(A) + wrench looks good, but it wont fit in small tool box....
06-09-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 588
Posted By mtb_addict

pro's 15mm axle wrench

it seems i have to remove the wheels alot for various reasons.

i had a box wrench set, but lost the 15mm...so i have been using a adjustable wrench on the axle nuts. it seems to work better. the...
06-06-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By mtb_addict

i dont think i get all that. but i think your...

i dont think i get all that. but i think your point is it is good to have some preload on the bearings. right?
06-06-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By mtb_addict

that picture is not my actual hub. but you are...

that picture is not my actual hub. but you are right, getting the freewheel off is a must. My freewheel has 8 notches on it. There are special tools to remove freewheel. but i have been hestitant to...
06-06-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By mtb_addict

.thats what i ended up doing. one...

.thats what i ended up doing.

one interesting observation....

the force required to adjust the bearing with two 17mm wrenches is not much, which surprised me.
because when i tighten each side...
06-04-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By mtb_addict

solid axle end protection

just curious
....do you put something over the axle ends to protect it?

my folding bike has plastic end caps.
but i cannot find replacement.

i never seen it on full size bikes.


for...
06-04-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By mtb_addict

ok...i think i know what you mean. i put the hub...

ok...i think i know what you mean. i put the hub into the drop out, and tighten the right axle nut only. Then i can turn the left side cone by itself for fine adjustment. :thumb:
06-04-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By mtb_addict

adjust from left side is for coarse adjustment. ...

adjust from left side is for coarse adjustment.

for fine adjustment,
i need adjust both sides simultaneously...

as per Park instruction video.
06-03-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By mtb_addict

difficult fine tune bearing adjust on SS

so, i serviced the bearings on sigle speed hub. Tightened the bearing locknut. The bearing feels a tad too tight. So...

i am suppose to slightly turn both cone nuts counterclockwise to loosen...
Forum: Foo
06-02-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By mtb_addict

are they built from vintage bikes? because i dont...

are they built from vintage bikes? because i dont think anyone makes road bikes with Ashtubula bottom bracket anymore.
06-02-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By mtb_addict

i actually had a folding bike with lock-on grips....

i actually had a folding bike with lock-on grips. i forgot all about it.

i didnt like it, i replaced it with traditional grips. i dont recall why. i think it was because it was uncomfortable...
06-02-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By mtb_addict

[QUOTE=bOsscO;22084971]Grips with screws are...

[QUOTE=bOsscO;22084971]Grips with screws are typically called lock-on grips...because once installed properly they generally are locked-on.
Traditional grips with hairspray can slip off especially...
06-02-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By mtb_addict

grips with screws

what is the pros and cons of grips with two screws?

...compared to traditional grips and hairspray.
Forum: Foo
06-02-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By mtb_addict

are those one-piece cranks?:eek: Schwin...

are those one-piece cranks?:eek:

Schwin Varsity?
06-02-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By mtb_addict

new wheel, wobbly

just curious...last year myself bought a cheap wheel for my citibike, and it was very wobbly when it was recieved. after trued it myself, it works fine.

Myself just bought another cheap wheel. but...
05-28-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,052
Posted By mtb_addict

My fore arm is very sore from practicing. i am...

My fore arm is very sore from practicing. i am not strong. but this could be good work out.

i need to find a grass field. practicing on parking lot makes me nervous.
05-27-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,355
Posted By mtb_addict

sure there is a chance that there is hidden...

sure there is a chance that there is hidden damage that dont show up until months or years down the line. by than, you wont be able to get compensation. thats life. sometimes unfortunate things...
05-27-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,052
Posted By mtb_addict

its sad u got nothing better todo than trolling...

its sad u got nothing better todo than trolling bike forums.
05-27-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,052
Posted By mtb_addict

Thanks! i saw the "over 40" video (link below)....

Thanks! i saw the "over 40" video (link below). this really suits me. i not young anymore. he said on the video, he doesnt recommend using brakes to prevent looping while you are learning...it just...
05-27-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,039
Posted By mtb_addict

I read that those screw-on pump head might...

I read that those screw-on pump head might unscrew your valve core as you remove the pump head. It will go flying like a missile. And you will never find it on the side of the road.
So, be bery...
05-27-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By mtb_addict

looks like those sandals are closed toe. the...

looks like those sandals are closed toe. the heel look supposed a little,
05-27-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,052
Posted By mtb_addict

i was watching these expert freestylers playing...

i was watching these expert freestylers playing with a cheap bike.
i noticed one of them couldnt wheelie the bike (6:18 to 6:40).

so maybe some bikes are just more difficult to wheelie.

i...
05-26-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,052
Posted By mtb_addict

i dont have strong arms. so it gets tires easily.

i dont have strong arms. so it gets tires easily.
05-26-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,052
Posted By mtb_addict

yes, i think my saddle is too wide. and it has...

yes, i think my saddle is too wide. and it has the sticky type of cover.
05-26-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,052
Posted By mtb_addict

yes, pedals! you know what i mean.

yes, pedals! you know what i mean.
05-26-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,052
Posted By mtb_addict

i meant platform peddles. Youtubers just step...

i meant platform peddles.
Youtubers just step off gracefully when they loop out.

i am practicing everyday until my arm is pumped (about 30 min.).
05-26-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,052
Posted By mtb_addict

learning to loop out and jump off the back

i am trying to learn to jump off the back to prepare to learn wheelie.
Youtubers make it look to easy.

if you using platform saddlepedals, is it pretty safe?

i mean, when one loop out, does...
05-26-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,076
Posted By mtb_addict

real question is...are cycling sunglasses...

real question is...are cycling sunglasses equivalent to ANSI-rated safety glasses?
05-24-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By mtb_addict

very hot humid here. in suummer, i always wear my...

very hot humid here. in suummer, i always wear my Tevas sandals. But sandalls probably wont work with pedal straps. so i plan to not use retention.

and i figure it wiill be easier to take my foot...
05-24-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By mtb_addict

"35mm" came from my own hand calculation. my...

"35mm" came from my own hand calculation.

my tires size (26x1-3/8) is like the pic below. i am in East Asia. This tire size is popular on cheap bikes.


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05-24-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By mtb_addict

26x 1-3/8. ...iso 590. equivlanet to 35mm...

26x 1-3/8. ...iso 590.

equivlanet to 35mm wide.
05-24-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By mtb_addict

3835mm wide tire. it is a townie bike. i ride MUP...

3835mm wide tire. it is a townie bike. i ride MUP alot. i am only worry about going downhill being forced to pedal super fast.
05-24-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,659
Posted By mtb_addict

unwise. there for safety reasons.

unwise. there for safety reasons.
05-24-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,076
Posted By mtb_addict

in the history of the weed wackers, how many eyes...

in the history of the weed wackers, how many eyes have they put out?

i was riding and shielded my eyes too. the problem is the weed wacker man cannot hear you and dont know you are there. they...
05-24-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By mtb_addict

60 gear inches Fixie too low?

i got 36x16 SS aetup i been riding for over a year. perfect for my slow riding, stop-n-go style here.

just ordered a new fixie hub with 16teeth. going fixed gear only.

i dont plan to ride any...
05-23-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,659
Posted By mtb_addict

no, problem is real. Just google it, there is so...

no, problem is real. Just google it, there is so many stories.
The manufacturer try to put the blame on the victims. but i believe its more than just user error.

Some mfr is redesigning the fork...
05-23-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,659
Posted By mtb_addict

read report disc can cause the front wheel axle...

read report disc can cause the front wheel axle to come loose.

i will never buy disc brake for safety reason.

besides, discs look ugly.

sad part is that the selection of rim brake is getting...
05-20-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By mtb_addict

ok. fixed it. the rim is 26"x1-3/8 rim. this...

ok. fixed it. the rim is 26"x1-3/8 rim. this caliper with these pads stop ok. i wonder if i should find some parallel pads. Or maybe these will wear down to parallel fast.

pads not parallel to...
05-20-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By mtb_addict

this is front brake, of course. the arrow doesnt...

this is front brake, of course. the arrow doesnt match the tire direction. interesting?
...
05-20-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By mtb_addict

Another oddity is the brake pad is not parallel...

Another oddity is the brake pad is not parallel with brake arm.


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05-20-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By mtb_addict

why centering screw on dual pivot brake?

question. why not just take a flat wrench, another wrench on the back, and turn to adjust centering? Why centering screw?

or is this screw has another purpose?

...
05-18-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By mtb_addict

yes!

yes!
05-18-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By mtb_addict

do you know, is this consistent with...

do you know, is this consistent with SpocalExpress.xls output?
05-18-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By mtb_addict

question two: on my cheap town bike, i want...

question two:

on my cheap town bike, i want to know the nipple length, without remove a spoke. how can i measure the length (dimension C), if dimension B is not visible?
...
05-18-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By mtb_addict

is this how everyone measure spoke?

question one: is this correct way to measure spoke ?

And, is this consistent with SpocalExpress.xls output?
...
05-17-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By mtb_addict

thanks but... i am not in US. i dont want to...

thanks but...
i am not in US. i dont want to pay international shipping.
05-17-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By mtb_addict

i am not in US. i dont see fractional size drill...

i am not in US. i dont see fractional size drill bits here, but i didnt look very hard. so far, i only see metric drill bits here, like, 9.5, 9.8, 10.0 mm, etc.

i dont have much tools with me...
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