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09-21-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By PimpMan

From what i understand about blue thread lock...

From what i understand about blue thread lock compound it needs to be heated to unscrew later on?
09-18-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 861
Posted By PimpMan

I dont know what it is, it was a factory sticker...

I dont know what it is, it was a factory sticker on bicycle or rims they always leave residue when removed.

Actually i want non commercial solution, but more of a some cheap and dirty.lifehack....
09-18-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 861
Posted By PimpMan

Remove glue residue after sticker removal

After removing sticker from frame i have layer of glue residue left that don't remove even when using brake cleaner or WD-40. only scrubbing for 10 minutes nonstop removes it. Is there an easier way...
09-18-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By PimpMan

Rear shock MTB need to use thread-locker compound?

I taken apart MTB with rear shock and putting it back together now, am i supposed to use blue thread-locking compound anywhere e.g. on the bolts holding the shock itself or the bottom bolts holding...
05-28-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,704
Posted By PimpMan

English is not my first language so please don't...

English is not my first language so please don't confuse bad knowledge of bicycle mechanics with bad knowledge of English terminology.
05-28-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,704
Posted By PimpMan

Its all about looks, guys build chopper...

Its all about looks, guys build chopper motorcycle for that purpose too and yeah its not handling as efficient as regular bike as well.


That's why i buy hubs that support wheel brakes i rebuild...
05-28-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,704
Posted By PimpMan

Its an MTB fat strong front fork, i think its...

Its an MTB fat strong front fork, i think its okay to use caliper.

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Disk brake...
05-28-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,704
Posted By PimpMan

I want to get red 160mm 180mm calipers.

I want to get red 160mm 180mm calipers.
05-28-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,704
Posted By PimpMan

Why i cannot use my my old regular brake levers? ...

Why i cannot use my my old regular brake levers?



This mount (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002333978427.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.ae411226plMyzh) okay or they make something more...
05-28-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,704
Posted By PimpMan

Upgrading to disk brake question.

Planing to try disk brakes for my cheap MTB build following Hub (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002029792419.html?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.25a73c00ZvfZjL&mp=1), Caliper...
05-28-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By PimpMan

So far i figured it out following recipe for...

So far i figured it out following recipe for perfectly adjusted front rim:
1. Assemble the wheel leaving tiny portion of thread visible outside nipple for every spoke.
2. Tighten each nipple equal...
05-25-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By PimpMan

Asking because i come across this instructions...

Asking because i come across this instructions (https://web.stanford.edu/~dru/triplecheat.html),

...
05-25-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By PimpMan

New chain too short?

I bought new 116 link 7 speed chain, but it seems to be too short for my setup. do they make chains any longer? Used long cage derailleur...
05-25-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By PimpMan

seven speed is $6 more than six speed...

seven speed is $6 more than six speed...
05-24-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By PimpMan

Yeah i know what limiter screws doing. In my...

Yeah i know what limiter screws doing.

In my understanding 6 speed derailleur body has less travel than 7 speed so screws might not do the trick.

besides marketing why they even making...
05-24-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,584
Posted By PimpMan

To me its more of a marketing, if you bike is a...

To me its more of a marketing, if you bike is a goal then one put new expensive stuff, if its just a means of transportation commuting one care less about all the fancy things.


Does it affect...
05-24-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By PimpMan

6 speed derailleur works for 7 speed or no?

Hello i am confused RD-TZ500-GS (https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/tourney-tz500/RD-TZ500-GS.html) listed as 6 speed, but on website say 7 speed also okay?

Will this derailleur work...
05-24-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By PimpMan

Could it have broken because i put it over the...

Could it have broken because i put it over the handlebar as opposed to taking off the grip and sliding it over the side?


Not a problem i have adjuster in brake itself.

Me personally i never...
05-24-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,584
Posted By PimpMan

And the advantage would be? I believe its a...

And the advantage would be?

I believe its a marketing thing, like new standard for high end bikes nothing more.
05-24-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,584
Posted By PimpMan

6 vs 7 speed why people upgrade?

In the past i had cheap and heavy MTB with 21 speed, but really all i used is largest gear in the front and only switch between 7 speeds in the back, that's before i went to single speed for another...
05-24-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By PimpMan

Brake lever broken

Uh oh good thing i was testing it in the garage not in the street.

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05-22-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By PimpMan

For asymmetrical rear hub with 7 speed freewheel...

For asymmetrical rear hub with 7 speed freewheel i need to set dishing towards the center of fork not center of hub hub so tension between each side spokes is different.

Somewhere i read "tension...
05-20-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By PimpMan

Suspension fork for road/hybrid bicycle?

Did anyone try this forks sold in china for around $75 any feedback on them? I wonder what suspension system is hiding under the rubber boot.
...
05-13-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By PimpMan

I used to live in Los Angeles and with so many...

I used to live in Los Angeles and with so many hobos and addicts i would not be so confident about, sometimes when i ride by them i see tents packed with bicycles or a hobo pushing cart with bicycle...
05-13-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By PimpMan

Commuter bicycles cheap vs expensive.

What i say below is related to commuter bicycles only, city or hybrid etc not bicycle that is used for particular purpose like MTB or racing etc.

Expensive bicycles that cost $500+ don't even...
05-13-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By PimpMan

MTB hardtail vs rear shock (department store price range)

I used to have department store (Target) MTB that i used for 2 years until it got stolen, i used to ride casually in the city no complaints as of reliability.
...
05-12-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By PimpMan

Bigger tires with lower pressure is option, but...

Bigger tires with lower pressure is option, but it affects speed too much IMO.


When i press down single walled rim down with my body weight it actually flex somewhat, double walled rim does not,...
05-12-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 31,467
Posted By PimpMan

Exactly big dude on skinny frame bicycle going to...

Exactly big dude on skinny frame bicycle going to look bit off.

If i make analogy with motorcycles, for some its Harley and Chopper for other fast sport bikes its a lifestyle choice.
05-12-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By PimpMan

Fact it being single wall rim dont make it worse...

Fact it being single wall rim dont make it worse its just different design.

I should have mentioned i don't want super tense spokes (e.g. like mountain bicycle with active suspension), i use...
05-11-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,638
Posted By PimpMan

Qestion is how to achieve this setup cheaply, we...

Qestion is how to achieve this setup cheaply, we have zero beach cruisers in Eastern Europe so i use kids bike frame like this.
...
05-11-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By PimpMan

Spoke tension?

I have purchased spoke tension meter, i set tension and tool shows around "25" i have 2.0mm straight gauge spokes, so its about 49 KGF according to chart?

Is acceptable tension range for 2.0mm...
05-10-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,638
Posted By PimpMan

making "ghetto cruiser" chopper style bicycle?

I want to make getto style build that is as close to chopper look without investing hundred in frame and front fork.

They used to make this kids bicycle long time ago....
05-10-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By PimpMan

Never had issues with metal fenders that come...

Never had issues with metal fenders that come with the bicycle, however my modern plastic fender (same brand as pictured in my first post) when i installed loosely it and took for test ride almost...
05-09-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By PimpMan

Fender mounts

Bought universal plastic fenders and and they given me two sets of mounts for the strut, both are plastic.


Used this type mount and it sucks strut always gets out of place when bike falls (when...
05-09-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By PimpMan

Okay after installing 281mm spokes and tightening...

Okay after installing 281mm spokes and tightening them all to equal number of turns until spokes are tight i switched to 284mm spokes one by one tightening each one and it worked great all went into...
05-08-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By PimpMan

Finished with 281mm spokes all good perfect...

Finished with 281mm spokes all good perfect except spokes are kind of too short, only 6 turns into the spoke nipple. I guess i will replace the spokes to 284mm one by one now...
05-08-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By PimpMan

I made it over and same issue, rim is trued and...

I made it over and same issue, rim is trued and all spoke nipples are screwed just to cover the spoke thread.

Heads out spokes go inside rim too far.

I put all the heads out spokes first on...
05-08-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By PimpMan

Used all 184mm spokes, nipples screwed in equally...

Used all 184mm spokes, nipples screwed in equally just to cover the spoke thread, wheel is almost true, however some spokes go inside rim further than others!

Already tried to tighten them its...
05-06-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 31,467
Posted By PimpMan

Ahha this image is so false, its someone on...

Ahha this image is so false, its someone on steroids or hormones.

Although i get the point you are trying to make, i get compliments for my legs beefy many times and its mostly due to circling.
...
05-06-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 31,467
Posted By PimpMan

Does this sport has a name i can read about...

Does this sport has a name i can read about because i never heard of it.

This actually brings me to the second point i forgot to make - when one is riding for health, not to compete with others.
...
05-06-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 31,467
Posted By PimpMan

Tour de-france type of riders, what's their deal?

I call them "wanna be tour de-france riders" i see every day a few who dress fancy expensive riding clothes and ride bikes that cost more than grand and ride as if they trying to set world record in...
05-06-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By PimpMan

Crank arm for one large chainring.

My final goal is to have one large 48-52 teeth chaining installed on spindle with square end.

Currently my crank arm connects to small chain ring -> medium chain -> large chain ring. I don't need...
05-06-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By PimpMan

Awesome changed other side spokes now worked...

Awesome changed other side spokes now worked great.
05-05-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By PimpMan

I know there's a mistake, but i just cannot...

I know there's a mistake, but i just cannot understand what should be changed, mind pointing out on actual picture of the rim?
05-05-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By PimpMan

need to make 2 cross spoke pattern for the front...

need to make 2 cross spoke pattern for the front wheel (because lack of proper length spokes) i am however having some problem - green spokes stick out trough the rim 4-5mm longer than blue spokes.
...
05-04-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By PimpMan

Lacing spokes the right way

I have one wheel that has lacing pattern like #1 and other wheel is lacing pattern #2?

What is the right way to make 3 cross lacing pattern?

Blue spokes cross over green...
05-04-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By PimpMan

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x452/3_39daafa330e242a88f9980dd3816a24b8d501070.jpg

My question was more on how to connect the new chain permanently (without using quick...
05-01-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By PimpMan

Chain compressor tool

Need a tool to connect split chain together, i believe its called "chain press", but way too expensive for this simple design $15....
04-30-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By PimpMan

I am used to have sand and bearings destroyed...

I am used to have sand and bearings destroyed every 1-3 months because of it.
04-30-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By PimpMan

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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