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09-24-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By hardboiled718

I spend more time riding my bike then looking at...

I spend more time riding my bike then looking at it so I'm really not to concerned with matching parts. I've acquired parts based on availability, quality, and budget (not in that particular order)....
09-10-19, 02:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By hardboiled718

^^ Definitely shouldn't have even paid $50 for...

^^ Definitely shouldn't have even paid $50 for it, clearly been in a crash. frame and wheels all bent.
08-26-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 31,771
Posted By hardboiled718

yeah, you tell him :50:

yeah, you tell him :50:
08-22-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By hardboiled718

If you end up getting a 1/8" cog or freewheel you...

If you end up getting a 1/8" cog or freewheel you can still keep your 3/32" chain ring, you just have to run a 1/8" chain on it.

Not sure what you mean by your second question, but if you're...
08-21-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,358
Posted By hardboiled718

^ Just curious, what's wrong with referring to...

^ Just curious, what's wrong with referring to them as toe straps? Didn't realize that was an outdated term.
08-19-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,358
Posted By hardboiled718

Bar type aside, I think body positioning is more...

Bar type aside, I think body positioning is more important. You can adjust your body to make a stop while using any configuration of bars and you get used to what's most comfortable for you. Choosing...
08-18-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,544
Posted By hardboiled718

Yeah, I think you got it, but just to clarify...

Yeah, I think you got it, but just to clarify since it looks like these some confusion in terminology, the freewheel tool will only remove the freewheel assembly from the wheel hub. The cone wrench...
08-18-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4,622
Views: 471,665
Posted By hardboiled718

^ Hope you didn't get over taxed on the omniums :p

^ Hope you didn't get over taxed on the omniums :p
08-18-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,544
Posted By hardboiled718

Those tools are for two completely different...

Those tools are for two completely different things, the Parktool FR-6 will get your freewheel off/on and the cone wrench (btw they come in different sizes) will remove the lock-nuts on the axle....
08-15-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,209
Posted By hardboiled718

Glad to hear you're not too banged up. "Unplanned...

Glad to hear you're not too banged up. "Unplanned dismounts" are never fun. Hope you heal up quick so you can get back out and ride

Reminds me of one funny experience I had a few years ago. I was...
08-13-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,636
Posted By hardboiled718

Do you mean something like this...

Do you mean something like this (https://www.mkspedal.com/?q=en/product/node/157)? You might just be better off removing those completely, not practical at all for daily riding. A finger behind the...
08-08-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,185
Posted By hardboiled718

Been riding risers for the summer just because,...

Been riding risers for the summer just because, but thinking about going back to pursuits for comfort on longer rides (personal preference).
Drops with hoods might give the more hand options, which...
08-08-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,672
Posted By hardboiled718

:lol: Love when people put in the effort to...

:lol: Love when people put in the effort to zombify old threads, keeps things interesting around here.
07-25-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,821
Posted By hardboiled718

^^ Just reading the title of the video made be...

^^ Just reading the title of the video made be cringe a bit. It's an interesting, highly specialized tool, but definitely not worth it. I like how after the demonstration, at 3:15 is goes on to say,...
07-21-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,821
Posted By hardboiled718

Even with narrower pedals you'll still encounter...

Even with narrower pedals you'll still encounter some pedal strike since your toes hang off the front of the pedal. In any case a little toe overlap shouldn't be a deal breaker, there are lots or...
07-21-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4,882
Views: 584,724
Posted By hardboiled718

^^ :lol: loved Rocko's modern life back in the...

^^ :lol: loved Rocko's modern life back in the day, those socks are legit!
07-21-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,469
Posted By hardboiled718

Yeah, I agree that SS/FG is more mainstream, and...

Yeah, I agree that SS/FG is more mainstream, and I wouldn't say it was a necessary a surprise to other cyclists that I was on a SS/FG, but more the reaction and preconceived notion they held (mind...
07-17-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,469
Posted By hardboiled718

I agree with this. I haven't ridden anything with...

I agree with this. I haven't ridden anything with a freewheel or gears in several years and I don't feel like I'm "underbiking," but one could argue that we don't know what we're missing out on by...
03-04-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,606
Posted By hardboiled718

You're still asking if it's worth it? :troll:

You're still asking if it's worth it? :troll:
02-07-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,500
Posted By hardboiled718

Definitely don't go the slammed wheel route,...

Definitely don't go the slammed wheel route, breaking a chain just to change a flat is more work than it's worth.
With the extra link added and using the 17t cog you don't need to have it backed out...
01-13-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 73,080
Posted By hardboiled718

An aluminum frame should never flex that much....

An aluminum frame should never flex that much. It's possible you picked up something that got stick in your chainring, and when it scratched the chainstay it knocked itself off.
11-12-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,218
Posted By hardboiled718

You mentioned the potential awkwardness that a...

You mentioned the potential awkwardness that a large frame might pose, that only seemed to make sense to me if your foot or feet were on the ground, hence the "getting off" aspect, astride or not. I...
11-12-18, 01:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,218
Posted By hardboiled718

You don't even really need to step off the bike,...

You don't even really need to step off the bike, or use the front brake. If you've got some foot retention just hop the rear wheel, similar to how you'd do a skip stop, and back pedal while it's in...
11-08-18, 12:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By hardboiled718

the additional friction caused by not having a...

the additional friction caused by not having a perfect chain line could cause it to heat up and spontaneously combust though :lol:
10-09-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,195
Posted By hardboiled718

Who said you can't use a 3/32 chain on a 1/8...

Who said you can't use a 3/32 chain on a 1/8 chainring?

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/ccwxv_6a7ac4aed7b535517a08497be2e68e38daabea0a.jpg
10-04-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,393
Posted By hardboiled718

^ needs more orange

^ needs more orange
10-01-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By hardboiled718

depends on how much you're willing to spend but...

depends on how much you're willing to spend but it's usually more economical to buy a mid-range new crank set with chainring, then just the chainring by itself.

and I agree that unless you spring...
10-01-18, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By hardboiled718

You might want to change you chain, but I have a...

You might want to change you chain, but I have a feeling it'll still be a bit noisy in the beginning. As long as your chain line and tension is good, just need to give the parts time to mesh together...
09-30-18, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By hardboiled718

That cog looks like it has very little wear. I'm...

That cog looks like it has very little wear. I'm curious how the back of it looks, are the teeth silver from the black coating wearing off?

Despite the cog being used, it could just be that the...
09-29-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By hardboiled718

Not sure if you're doing this already, but when...

Not sure if you're doing this already, but when you hold the wheel in place push back on the tire near the seat tube and hold it in place while you tighten the track nuts. Could it also be that the...
09-28-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By hardboiled718

Safe riding distance (similar to a car) is that...

Safe riding distance (similar to a car) is that in which you can quick stop directly behind the driver in front of you without hitting them or having to swerve. The flaming you're receiving is...
09-13-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24,489
Views: 1,951,884
Posted By hardboiled718

got some nice new bearing installed on my rear...

got some nice new bearing installed on my rear wheel. there was a little vibration in it before and now everything is smooth and quiet. :ride:
09-10-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 28,865
Posted By hardboiled718

:lol: The thruster is definitely not using...

:lol: The thruster is definitely not using quality aluminum on those cranks, more like recycled beer cans. Sitting around scratching your head of what's wrong with the thruster is a waste of time and...
09-10-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,361
Posted By hardboiled718

moving up 1 tooth from a 15 to 16 cog will not...

moving up 1 tooth from a 15 to 16 cog will not show any significant difference in the life of the cog, they will both wear fairly equally. assuming you get a decent cog, you'll be replacing other...
09-05-18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,092
Posted By hardboiled718

^ Not sure what happened there but I'm kind of...

^ Not sure what happened there but I'm kind of curious. Being in constant motion and not being able to get your pedals level is less than ideal for a bunny hop but doesn't make it impossible. Not in...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-18, 02:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,584
Posted By hardboiled718

^ I've had that happen to me and I find it pretty...

^ I've had that happen to me and I find it pretty annoying. If you go for the pass, don't cut anyone off and force them to slow their speed.

I've had a few people wheelsuck on my commutes, a...
08-09-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 728
Posted By hardboiled718

That's true, I just suggested checking it since...

That's true, I just suggested checking it since the OP mentioned the spindle being damaged. I guess;however, he meant the square hole that fits on the spindle was deformed.

Hate to break it to you...
08-09-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 728
Posted By hardboiled718

Since you mentioned the taper was damaged,...

Since you mentioned the taper was damaged, shopping for new cranks won't help you if the spindle on your BB is out of wack, might want to look into replacing that as well.
08-09-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,086
Posted By hardboiled718

lol, seriously? also a terrible idea ...

lol, seriously? also a terrible idea

Although the rotafix method might be a safer alternative since you're not actually riding the bike, but you can potentially scratch the frame.
08-09-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,086
Posted By hardboiled718

I would advise against this. Using channel lock...

I would advise against this. Using channel lock plies (unless modified in some way to access the cutouts of a lockring) to try removing a lockring and cog will probably just end up ruining both.
...
08-08-18, 01:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,963
Posted By hardboiled718

It seems difficult to definitively say one is a...

It seems difficult to definitively say one is a better workout than the other. As with any kind of training with different types of equipment, they don't fully equate. I feel like a lot of what...
08-07-18, 07:52 PM
08-06-18, 10:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By hardboiled718

If you already purchased the Dura Ace cog I'd...

If you already purchased the Dura Ace cog I'd just go ahead and swap it out, you can't go wrong with those. As for the cogs that come stock, it can be a mixed bag depending on the manufacturer. From...
07-26-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,963
Posted By hardboiled718

^ I think the idea is not to be hitting potholes,...

^ I think the idea is not to be hitting potholes, regardless of what bike you're riding. Keeping an eye on the road and upcoming obstacles is the most important, but if a pothole is unavoidable...
07-19-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,813
Posted By hardboiled718

^ almost going over the handlebars "a couple...

^ almost going over the handlebars "a couple several times"? Front brake is about finesse, you don't hamfist it. I'm not against front brake removal for whatever reasons, but there's no denying it...
07-12-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 73,080
Posted By hardboiled718

crude but effective i guess, still cringe worthy....

crude but effective i guess, still cringe worthy. I'm sure the wheel would be fine assuming you're not removing the lock ring like that on a regular basis. I'd be more worried about the lock ring...
07-12-18, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 73,080
Posted By hardboiled718

I have that tool and it's served me well for a...

I have that tool and it's served me well for a while. I know the Hozan lock ring pliers get a lot of love and I'm sure they're great but the nice thing about the TL-SR22 is the added chain whip so...
07-10-18, 04:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 38,868
Posted By hardboiled718

:foo: creating a new account to reply to a thread...

:foo: creating a new account to reply to a thread so old the OPs aren't even around.

but since i'm here i'm a fan of black tea
07-06-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 77,589
Posted By hardboiled718

Not sure about the OP, but whenever I run the...

Not sure about the OP, but whenever I run the front brake (never had a bike with both) I have it on the right. Personal preference based on my days riding a motorcycle.
07-01-18, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By hardboiled718

Really depends on what kind of work you're...

Really depends on what kind of work you're looking for and what experience you have. If you don't mind a long commute and working a lower wage job then there are always opportunities out there. I've...
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