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07-29-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 712
Posted By well biked

Sure looks like a crack to me.

Sure looks like a crack to me.
07-27-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By well biked

yes

yes
07-19-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By well biked

first photo points up

first photo points up
07-16-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
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...
07-16-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By well biked

When I was a kid, we always had an oil can in our...

When I was a kid, we always had an oil can in our garage for those miscellaneous oiling needs such as a bicycle chain. I can't imagine that oil can had anything in it other than 30w motor oil. A...
07-13-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 841
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...
07-06-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By well biked

When explaining a multi-chainring drivetrain to...

When explaining a multi-chainring drivetrain to customers at my shop, I always stress that they look at the drivetrain as having a low range, middle range, and high range (or just a low range and...
05-23-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By well biked

ti can seem haunted when you try to alter it,...

ti can seem haunted when you try to alter it, even something as simple as a bent hanger. That sort of thing is probably for the frame manufacturer, or at least a frame builder experienced with ti. ...
04-29-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By well biked

ThermionicScott is correct, the correct spoke...

ThermionicScott is correct, the correct spoke length has nothing to do with the length of the spoke nipple. The different spoke nipple lengths are available to accomodate different rim profiles.
Forum: Commuting
04-27-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,220
Posted By well biked

Since the conversation in the thread seems to...

Since the conversation in the thread seems to have moved to the discussion of traffic law, I can say from personal experience as a daily bike commuter that what's commonly known as the Idaho stop law...
04-18-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By well biked

The Zipps or the LL Beans?

The Zipps or the LL Beans?
Forum: Commuting
04-10-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By well biked

I like the spacer mount type of bell also, I like...

I like the spacer mount type of bell also, I like the PDW Alexander Graham. Clever name, too. :)
Forum: Commuting
04-08-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,042
Posted By well biked

I think you and I agree more than you realize. :)

I think you and I agree more than you realize. :)
Forum: Commuting
04-06-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,042
Posted By well biked

Which Brooks saddle? Which butt?....sorry, but...

Which Brooks saddle? Which butt?....sorry, but it really is almost that simple.
04-06-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
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...
03-22-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By well biked

If I understand your question, you're wanting to...

If I understand your question, you're wanting to know Schwinn's frame size of the bike? If so, measure from the center of the crank bolt (aka center of bottom bracket), along the seat tube, to the...
03-16-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By well biked

I have used Shimano dynamo hubs for a few years...

I have used Shimano dynamo hubs for a few years on two or three different bikes, no problems so far. But I think your situation in Switzerland with the cold temps in the winter and indoor storage...
02-17-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By well biked

+1, I've owned examples of all varieties as well....

+1, I've owned examples of all varieties as well. It does seem odd that they named the latter bottom bracket standard "Hollowtech II", which really has nothing to do with the patented "hollow"...
02-07-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By well biked

Just as one data point,: the one and only...

Just as one data point,: the one and only Xtracycle Free Radical I have installed on a bike was a replacement unit, the customer's origjnal Free Radical cracked and broke in two. I don't know how...
Replies: 43
Views: 2,410
Posted By well biked

^I think that's it. I had typed out a reply...

^I think that's it. I had typed out a reply saying, basically, that whatever the frame is in curbtender's photo, I think that's a match to fishboat's frame. I deleted the post because we apparently...
Replies: 43
Views: 2,410
Posted By well biked

This thread is awesome, really enjoying following...

This thread is awesome, really enjoying following it. curbtender's photo looks like a match to me.
Replies: 30
Views: 1,738
Posted By well biked

I agree with the earlier post that stated "you...

I agree with the earlier post that stated "you have something high value here." The Delta brakes alone are worth more than a lot of fairly valuable bikes. Late '80's, assuming original components,...
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: 828
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...
12-09-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By well biked

Wow, seeing that $89 price on those pads is...

Wow, seeing that $89 price on those pads is crazy. I just checked one of our wholesale vendors's site, the pads have an eta later this month and it looks like the retail price shouldn't be any more...
12-08-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,978
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,...
12-07-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,978
Posted By well biked

We have many similar stories at our shop as...

We have many similar stories at our shop as well....
12-06-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
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.
12-06-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By well biked

At our shop, we were longtime Stan's Notubes...

At our shop, we were longtime Stan's Notubes sealant users, but we have changed our preference to Orange Seal sealant in recent years.
11-05-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
Posted By well biked

I'm a fan of the ESI 6.75" grips for the Molokos,...

I'm a fan of the ESI 6.75" grips for the Molokos, with the brake lever/shifter mounted as far inboard as possilble, to maximize the width of the grip area on the bars. Haven't used the Ergons that...
11-04-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
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
Forum: Commuting
10-23-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By well biked

From my experience, browse the Osprey offerings...

From my experience, browse the Osprey offerings that best fit your needs. Osprey's the best when it comes to backpacks, IME/IMO. :)
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...
09-30-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By well biked

We've seen this happen, occasionally, over the...

We've seen this happen, occasionally, over the years to tubeless tires. It's usually after they've had liquid sealant in them for a very long time, the sealant can cause delamination and casing...
09-22-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,561
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...
09-22-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,494
Posted By well biked

I got to meet the owner/founder of Kool Stop at...

I got to meet the owner/founder of Kool Stop at their Interbike booth years ago, such a nice guy, and he shared a couple of stories from the early days with me that reinforced my belief that Kool...
09-15-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,110
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, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,426
Posted By well biked

One thing I know for sure that Sheldon would have...

One thing I know for sure that Sheldon would have said, and it was what he always said in response to someone calling him by his last name on this forum:
"'Sheldon, please'."

:)
09-07-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,426
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: 725
Posted By well biked

Very important: find some new bike repair people.

Very important: find some new bike repair people.
08-27-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,815
Posted By well biked

Haven't used either of those, or anything really...

Haven't used either of those, or anything really similar in 29plus, but Origin8 is usually decent quality, a value brand owned by JBI. If you need tires, I'd go for those if the tread pattern looks...
08-27-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,815
Posted By well biked

I agree, it's disappointing that the number of...

I agree, it's disappointing that the number of tire models available in 29 x 3 has drastically decreased. With supply chain problems in mind (difficult to get much of anything at the moment), it is...
08-26-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By well biked

No, the 127 spindle length should be fine, I just...

No, the 127 spindle length should be fine, I just couldn't remember what I had installed on my Pro Tour with the Sugino AT crankset. :)
08-26-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
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...
08-14-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By well biked

The main purpose of the design change from BB30...

The main purpose of the design change from BB30 to PF30 was to eliminate the pressed-in metal-on-metal interface betwen bottom bracket bearing and frame shell that is inherent with BB30. BB30, very...
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...
08-04-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,637
Posted By well biked

Just a minor point, but worth noting...ASI (later...

Just a minor point, but worth noting...ASI (later to be called ASE) had a bankruptcy in 2018, after the restructuring, a new corporation called BikeCo became the parent company of the ASI (ASE) bike...
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