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12-27-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,180
Posted By dereknc

Not really sure what would be the best grease but...

Not really sure what would be the best grease but several years ago I tried a Pedros grease that actually stained light shaded paint. It seemed to work fine but you had to be careful with...
09-02-07, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By dereknc

I had the creaky bar problem on my first road...

I had the creaky bar problem on my first road bike. It actually turned out the stem had seized up inside the steerer tube from corrosion. I'd definitely grease the stem as soon as possible since they...
09-02-07, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By dereknc

What Nathan describes is normal. The chainline is...

What Nathan describes is normal. The chainline is not ideal in that situation. You can trim the front derailleur so the chain won't rub in the highest cogs but there may be some rubbing in the lowest...
09-02-07, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By dereknc

The ones I've seen usually show at least 2 or 3...

The ones I've seen usually show at least 2 or 3 threads.
07-01-07, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By dereknc

I've had my Park for 15+ years and it still works...

I've had my Park for 15+ years and it still works great. That's one tool every home mechanic needs.
06-03-07, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By dereknc

Yeah it sounds like the typical cable stretch....

Yeah it sounds like the typical cable stretch. You can turn the cable adjusting barrel 1 or 2 clicks counterclockwise and it should take care of it. As far as components you'll find they last a very...
04-21-07, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By dereknc

When I was a young kid I had the exact same...

When I was a young kid I had the exact same problem with a single speed Huffy. I'm assuming you've got a coaster brake hub. You might try taking it apart and cleaning and lubing it. It's probably...
04-08-07, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,344
Posted By dereknc

Regular solder works great too.

Regular solder works great too.
01-01-07, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By dereknc

I've never washed any of my bikes in the 15+...

I've never washed any of my bikes in the 15+ years that I've owned them, and they're very clean. I do wipe them down with a damp rag after every ride. I then lube everything. After that I go back...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-06, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By dereknc

The Hutchinson Carbon Comps are excellent rain...

The Hutchinson Carbon Comps are excellent rain tires. I've noticed they get tiny cuts very easily. Mileage isn't great either but they stick like glue on wet roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-06, 02:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By dereknc

I recently installed some Nashbar carbon look...

I recently installed some Nashbar carbon look tape. It wrapped easily but the supplied plastic endplugs are garbage. The tape has a nice cushy but not overly fat feel to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-06, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By dereknc

A true tail wind is rare on my rides but that...

A true tail wind is rare on my rides but that makes them that much more enjoyable.
08-27-06, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By dereknc

Exactly as everyone said, flush the shifter. I...

Exactly as everyone said, flush the shifter. I used spray silicone. They work better than new now.
08-27-06, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By dereknc

My first real road bike(VITUS) suffered this same...

My first real road bike(VITUS) suffered this same malady from sweat. The only way you can prevent it is to grease the stem periodically. I actually sold the Vitus to a bike mechanic that claimed it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-06, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By dereknc

I've used the candle wax also. For the last...

I've used the candle wax also. For the last couple of years I've been using Boeshield wax lube on the pedal surfaces. It works most of the time. Maybe lightly sanding the surface of the cleats would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-06, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By dereknc

If I didn't get chased by dogs here in NC...

If I didn't get chased by dogs here in NC something would seem strange. Almost everyone in the country owns dogs that are allowed to run loose. I've been chased by the neighbors dogs on almost every...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-06, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By dereknc

The only time I've fell over from clipless pedals...

The only time I've fell over from clipless pedals was at the start of a race. :o
07-25-06, 07:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By dereknc

Can anyone do this?

This looks like too much fun.:lol:

http://www.dailymotion.com/cluster/extreme/video/x8ohf_burns
07-17-06, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,030
Posted By dereknc

Did anyone notice the wardrobe malfunction of the...

Did anyone notice the wardrobe malfunction of the spectator guy chasing a rider up the mountain?:lol: It was just on the recap broadcast a few minutes ago but I didn't catch it when that stage was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-06, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By dereknc

I've had rim tape to slip exposing the spoke...

I've had rim tape to slip exposing the spoke holes. It resulted in a flat. It was adhesive rim tape so it probably just got warm and gradually slipped over time.
10-09-05, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By dereknc

George Bush and John Kerry are both cyclist but...

George Bush and John Kerry are both cyclist but I'm not sure if they've done much bike advocacy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-05, 08:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,169
Posted By dereknc

You might want to take a defibrillator just in...

You might want to take a defibrillator just in case. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-05, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,078
Posted By dereknc

It's also a good idea to regrease the seatpost...

It's also a good idea to regrease the seatpost and stem after everythings dry.
09-27-05, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,175
Posted By dereknc

On three separate occasions I've been chased by...

On three separate occasions I've been chased by dogs that got run over by a car in the process. As far as putting an end to chasing dogs I have thought about calling animal control. Not sure if it...
09-25-05, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By dereknc

I'm definitely no expert on the bike business but...

I'm definitely no expert on the bike business but the free tuneups should actually increase a shop's business. That would be their way of a getting a former customer back in the door. The customer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-05, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,110
Posted By dereknc

As far as actually disassembling the LOOKs I hope...

As far as actually disassembling the LOOKs I hope yours have better axle end retainers than mine. My pedals are from about 1992 and they had a carbon/plastic type of retainer that was impossible to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-05, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By dereknc

"Rolling in Randolph" - Asheboro, N.C.

The 11th annual "Rolling in Randolph" will be held tomorrow morning at 8am in Asheboro. There is a 25, 50 and 100 mile course. The start and finish is at Memorial Park. I rode it for the first time...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-05, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,128
Posted By dereknc

Jan is a great rider but I think he's starting to...

Jan is a great rider but I think he's starting to slip ever so slightly the past couple of years. Not sure who will be Lance's replacement, maybe Discovery will bring in someone from another team.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-05, 10:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,305
Posted By dereknc

I think I saw those in the Tour de France this...

I think I saw those in the Tour de France this year. The flat section on top allows you to rest your forearms and maintain a decent aero position.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-05, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 799
Posted By dereknc

Probably the easiest motivation is to find a...

Probably the easiest motivation is to find a local group ride you can get into. I myself find it hard to continually ride solo. Actually I burned out about 12 years ago due to solo riding. Just last...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-05, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By dereknc

Fall is great, but as mentioned winter comes...

Fall is great, but as mentioned winter comes right after. It seems to take so long for the warm weather to start back up after winter.
09-18-05, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By dereknc

PB-Blaster would probably be the best stuff to...

PB-Blaster would probably be the best stuff to use as a penetrant. It's designed to dissolve corrosion.
09-18-05, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,398
Posted By dereknc

I've also used it on my relatives bikes when I...

I've also used it on my relatives bikes when I don't have bike lube on hand. It's a great lubricant but you'll find it will be more messy than a dry type bike lube. It will attract dirt but the wet...
09-17-05, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,147
Posted By dereknc

Definitely looks like they're waving at the...

Definitely looks like they're waving at the camera.
09-13-05, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By dereknc

My god, that's the first time I've seen that....

My god, that's the first time I've seen that. Looks like the braking surface may have wore thin.
09-13-05, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By dereknc

Also make sure it's seated inside the mount....

Also make sure it's seated inside the mount. That's happened to me before.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-05, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By dereknc

I think from now on I'm going to hold onto all my...

I think from now on I'm going to hold onto all my bikes. They'd bring back some great memories when I'm too old to ride.
09-06-05, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By dereknc

A used good quality bike will be better than a...

A used good quality bike will be better than a brand spanking new low quality bike. I think I've managed to convince my sister after rebuilding her 15 year old mountain bike into a reliable ride.
09-04-05, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By dereknc

After looking at the description it seems the...

After looking at the description it seems the Carolina Cup road race is more of a criterium. It is held in a park on a short loop. Maybe I'll make it up there as a spectactor one of these days.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-05, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By dereknc

It was foggy here as well. But it burned off very...

It was foggy here as well. But it burned off very quickly and turned out to be a warm but very nice day.
08-28-05, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,314
Posted By dereknc

I had a Vitus for a couple of years. The frame...

I had a Vitus for a couple of years. The frame performed flawlessly even after hitting some very nasty potholes. But since it was only 2 years old the glue didn't really have a chance to fail so I'm...
08-28-05, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By dereknc

I used to use a rag between the clamps and...

I used to use a rag between the clamps and seatpost. But the last few years I've just used the rubber jaws to clamp with and it hasn't been a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-05, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,318
Posted By dereknc

Handbuilt wheels are definitely better than...

Handbuilt wheels are definitely better than factory laced wheels. I've been riding handbuilt as well as factory wheels for 15 years now. The factory wheels have needed spoke adjustments. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-05, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By dereknc

Anyone interested in elevations needs Google...

Anyone interested in elevations needs Google Earth. You can check the elevation of any location just by holding the cursor over the area you're interested in. Great for finding out where the hills...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-05, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By dereknc

Sounds like the clutch hydraulics or cable let...

Sounds like the clutch hydraulics or cable let go. He would be unable to release the clutch to shift.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-05, 02:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,300
Posted By dereknc

I was into dirt bikes as a late teen. Then came...

I was into dirt bikes as a late teen. Then came cycling. That got replaced with R/C helicopter flying until I turned 30 or so. Then I just got back into cycling again. I also have a street motorcycle...
08-12-05, 12:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,778
Posted By dereknc

There's a crime called vandalism.

There's a crime called vandalism.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-05, 06:51 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 22,532
Posted By dereknc

Jhota, not everyone has got what it takes to have...

Jhota, not everyone has got what it takes to have a non-manufacturing job. I've worked in the same furniture factory for 16 years and have seen the results of outsourcing to China firsthand. Very...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-05, 03:56 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 22,532
Posted By dereknc

I actually did a double take when I saw that in...

I actually did a double take when I saw that in the local Walmart. At first glance it looked like something you would only find in a bike shop for several hundred dollars. But if someone tried...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-05, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By dereknc

As far as that road goes I've ridden it a few...

As far as that road goes I've ridden it a few times before so I knew what to expect. But the group I was in actually took a wrong turn so by the time we got to the big hill we had already done about...
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