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06-20-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Shinkers

Is there any potential for a crack to develop...

Is there any potential for a crack to develop from having had a 31.6 post in there for the first 100 or so miles on the frame (this is an MTB)? I'm assuming that until a crack develops everything...
06-20-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Shinkers

Absolutely. For what I paid I expected some...

Absolutely. For what I paid I expected some issues. Just wondering what the best way to deal with this would be.
06-20-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Shinkers

Oversized seat tube on titanium frame

Hello,

I've got an inexpensive titanium frame that is supposed to fit a 31.6 seatpost but really feels too big for that. When the post is inserted you can feel some movement and it will slide all...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,545
Posted By Shinkers

Yeah this was not the thread I was expecting...

Yeah this was not the thread I was expecting...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By Shinkers

If the rotor is bent than the noise should be...

If the rotor is bent than the noise should be present if you lift the front wheel up and spin the wheel. If that's the case, you can bend it straight with your fingers (wear a glove or use a clean...
04-16-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Shinkers

Andy, Like one seat stay is longer than the...

Andy,

Like one seat stay is longer than the other? This could certainly be the case since the drive side seat stay is cut to allow a belt. With the wheel centered at the chain stays everything...
04-16-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Shinkers

Frame (re)alignment

Hello (lot's of questions for this forum lately...),

I have a Soma Wolverine frame that I've picked up that has some alignment issues. This frame has sliding dropouts and I can center the wheel at...
04-14-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Shinkers

This is a unicycle. There is a slight recess on...

This is a unicycle. There is a slight recess on the inside of the cranks but not much. As I torque the cranks it's definitely gradual. I'm also not surprised that the machining may be different but I...
04-14-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Shinkers

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20210414_172149_7b4b284c4056761686faff82819aac45a667f7dc.jpg...
04-14-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Shinkers

Cranks seating too far on spindle?

Hello,

I've installed a set of FSA square taper cranks to a square taper spindle and the crank is covering up the flats of the spindle completely. In the past with other cranks and BB's I've been...
03-28-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Shinkers

FWIW, I took a spoke out and measured it. They...

FWIW, I took a spoke out and measured it. They are 367mm which means a 369 will work (which is in stock) so I've just decided to order those and build the wheel the right way. Bummer I'll have to...
03-27-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Shinkers

36" as in Coker sized, yes. This is a unicycle...

36" as in Coker sized, yes. This is a unicycle wheel. I weigh around 200 lbs. and sometimes carry a backpack.
03-27-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Shinkers

These are indeed brass nips. This is for a 36"...

These are indeed brass nips. This is for a 36" wheel and it looks like I'd probably need a 371mm spoke which isn't really available at this time so I may not have a choice here.

Thinking about...
03-27-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Shinkers

Spokes too short

Hello,

I'm well aware that proper spoke length is generally when the spoke reaches the bottom of the slot in the nipple or thereabouts. I've just received a wheel that has long nipples and spokes...
03-22-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By Shinkers

So in that case are you not using a ferrule at...

So in that case are you not using a ferrule at the barcon?
03-21-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By Shinkers

Okay, so how are you fitting the brake cable to...

Okay, so how are you fitting the brake cable to the shifter?

Thanks!
03-20-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By Shinkers

Drag brake question

Hello,

I'm looking at an application where I will be using a thumb shifter to operate a caliper as a drag brake. This is not for a tandem, but it seems like this has been done on some tandems in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Shinkers

Yes, 7mm round vs 10mm oblong rails.

Yes, 7mm round vs 10mm oblong rails.
12-12-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By Shinkers

I haven't ever worked on one of these hubs...

I haven't ever worked on one of these hubs myself, but I've done a lot with other DT hubs. To me it looks no different than a standard non-SS hub of theirs.

So once the end caps are off, the...
12-04-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By Shinkers

1 1/4" fork in a 1 1/8" headtube

Hello,

I've searched this but am having a hard time finding information that is pertinent to my situation.

I have a frame that takes EC34 cups, and a 1 1/8" straight steerer fork. I happen to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By Shinkers

I began cycling as a mountain biker, but this...

I began cycling as a mountain biker, but this year I've only been on a handful of mountain bike rides. The pandemic has caused a massive uptick in trail users and I'm far too much of an introvert to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By Shinkers

FWIW, check that you have the correct chainline...

FWIW, check that you have the correct chainline at your crank. Perhaps there is a spacer needed or in the wrong spot and your chainrings aren't actually landing in the right spot under the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Shinkers

I've never actually cleaned my pistons, but...

I've never actually cleaned my pistons, but something that I've done when this happens is pull out my pads and reset the pistons with a plastic tire lever. Push them both in all of the way, then put...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,670
Posted By Shinkers

100% yes.

100% yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,831
Posted By Shinkers

If I'm really looking to get fired up, I like to...

If I'm really looking to get fired up, I like to throw on some Sufjan Stevens...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTeKpWp8Psw
Replies: 11
Views: 2,329
Posted By Shinkers

Right on. That answers my questions. Thanks guys.

Right on. That answers my questions. Thanks guys.
Replies: 11
Views: 2,329
Posted By Shinkers

Training for a 700k

First, apologies if this sort of thing gets asked all of the time. This is semi-uncharted territory for me though and I could use some insight.

There is a 430 mile (700k) ride that happens here...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,836
Posted By Shinkers

I personally don't think that the risk of riding...

I personally don't think that the risk of riding on the road is what is actually keeping people from road cycling. I tend to think that it is the assumptions that people make about road cyclists that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,999
Posted By Shinkers

As someone who works with carbon fiber for a...

As someone who works with carbon fiber for a living, I'd clean up the divot-looking area to the bottom of the stay and then paint over it so that I forget it's there. In my experience, most carbon...
08-25-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,456
Posted By Shinkers

I had a strange experience with a headset on my...

I had a strange experience with a headset on my 80's Raleigh.

Basically, the headset that was on the bike wasn't compatible with the threading of the fork. I'm not sure if Raleigh used a weird,...
08-20-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,734
Posted By Shinkers

Thanks for the info. I'm looking at a couple...

Thanks for the info. I'm looking at a couple weeks out still (weekend after labor day).

Thanks!
08-19-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,734
Posted By Shinkers

Pike's Peak

Hello,

I'm planning a trip to Colorado and have some questions regarding the Pike's Peak climb.

I'd like to start in town (Colorado Springs) and head through Manitou Springs then up the...
06-10-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By Shinkers

Pm'd

Pm'd
06-09-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,032
Posted By Shinkers

PM'd about the Sekine. I think that'd work for...

PM'd about the Sekine. I think that'd work for me...

Tricky, sorry I accidentally PM'd you!
06-09-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,032
Posted By Shinkers

PM'd about the Sekine. I think that'd work for...

PM'd about the Sekine. I think that'd work for me...
05-26-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,526
Posted By Shinkers

Renewing Membership Question

Hello,

I believe that my premium membership here is renewing, and I would like to cancel this feature. How do I go about doing this? I can't find anywhere to opt out.

Thanks.
04-14-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,266
Posted By Shinkers

Perfect. Thanks!

Perfect. Thanks!
04-14-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,266
Posted By Shinkers

Freewheel on track hub question

Sorry, this is on a mountain bike but this particular gets more traffic and has people who know what they are talking about on it...

I have a fixed/disk mountain hub on my bike from a fixed gear...
04-07-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Shinkers

In all fairness, it could have been the fork I...

In all fairness, it could have been the fork I had. Who knows what the inside of it looked like. Had I really wanted to keep the quill, I'd have tried a new threaded fork on this bike. However, I...
04-07-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Shinkers

Thanks for all of the replies. I know that...

Thanks for all of the replies.

I know that threadless is a major ball-up. Was there a period when 1" threadless was actually adopted more widely? Or did things just go from 1" threaded to 1 1/8"...
04-06-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Shinkers

I can never seem to get quills to stay quiet. I...

I can never seem to get quills to stay quiet. I put a threadless fork on my trek and really like it a lot better.
04-06-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Shinkers

What am I looking for?

Hello,

My 1988 Trek 1200 has been perfect for what I use it for, and fits me very well. The only down side is tire clearance, and I'm now looking to change that. I'm hoping to find a frame that I...
04-02-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,651
Posted By Shinkers

Seemed to work fine to clean up the ratchets in...

Seemed to work fine to clean up the ratchets in my hub, but I'm sure that are better degreasers out there.



I don't have a scrap piece of the exact rubber that DT is using in this hub, and...
04-01-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,651
Posted By Shinkers

Denatured Alcohol + rubber

Hello,

I usually use Isopropyl alcohol for cleaning most things on my bike, but I ran out and I have a quart of Denatured alcohol in my shop. Anyway, I needed to clean and re-lube my hub, so I...
Forum: Touring
02-18-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,544
Posted By Shinkers

I also weigh about 200 lbs. and I plan to have...

I also weigh about 200 lbs. and I plan to have under 20 lbs. of gear. When I can ride, I'll start looking at what I'll actually be packing and start looking at weight.
Forum: Touring
02-18-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,544
Posted By Shinkers

My trek is aluminum, but I'm not too concerned...

My trek is aluminum, but I'm not too concerned since the the rack will be attached at the hub and at the brake bridge. The brake bridge should see a lot more force than my rack will provide. I also...
Forum: Touring
02-17-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,544
Posted By Shinkers

Well FWIW, I ended up picking up the Axiom rack....

Well FWIW, I ended up picking up the Axiom rack. The feet at the bottom place the rack far enough back to be well clear of my heels, and there should be no problem getting my sleeping pad and...
Forum: Touring
01-28-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,544
Posted By Shinkers

Thank you all for the replies. I can totally get...

Thank you all for the replies. I can totally get behind doing the cheapest thing first to start out, but I'll need to figure out what that actually is. I guess my first move is to try and see what...
Forum: Touring
01-27-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,544
Posted By Shinkers

I actually never thought about a trailer. That's...

I actually never thought about a trailer. That's a damn good idea. They aren't too horribly expensive, and would open up the door to taking more gear to be a bit more comfortable. Can't believe it...
Forum: Touring
01-27-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,544
Posted By Shinkers

Questions about overnighting on my road bike

Hello,

So this year I think I'm finally going to do some overnight rides. I've wanted to for the last several years but I always talk myself out of it.

Anyway, the ride that I have planned...
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