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01-24-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By sknhgy

For some reason I thought the RI Trail stretched...

For some reason I thought the RI Trail stretched south from the Katy. I haven't been on the RI yet. That needs to change. I generally stay around STL.
Forum: Touring
01-16-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,242
Posted By sknhgy

I like riding the Katy when the snakes are moving...

I like riding the Katy when the snakes are moving between the bluffs and the bottoms. I've yet to see a rattlesnake.
11-28-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By sknhgy

Any tips on installation without a tool? ...

Any tips on installation without a tool?

I've watched some youtubes where they tap it around.
11-27-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By sknhgy

I talked to a customer rep at Nashbar and he...

I talked to a customer rep at Nashbar and he recommended a star nut. The old one is aluminum(?) and the new one is steel. The new one is thinner. They are both 1.125" OD.
ANYWAY, it seems only...
11-27-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By sknhgy

star nut sizing

I'm having trouble getting the correct size star nut for my new fork. All the star nuts I look at seem to be sized to the O.D. of the steerer tube, but the I.D. of the fork tubes varies.
The I.D....
11-22-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,295
Posted By sknhgy

It's junk i'll pitch it oh well i wasted $5 and...

It's junk i'll pitch it oh well i wasted $5 and change on a new nut
11-21-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,295
Posted By sknhgy

I thought about that but I'm not sure if its junk.

I thought about that but I'm not sure if its junk.
11-10-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,295
Posted By sknhgy

I'm replacing my forks. The new one needs to be...

I'm replacing my forks. The new one needs to be cut. I think I understand that.
My questions,
1) I should be able to remove and reuse the bearing race from the old fork, shouldn't I?
2) Is that...
Forum: Want To Buy
10-24-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By sknhgy

Fork for 26" Rockhopper MTB

Looking for a fork for my 2011, 26 inch Specialized Rockhopper. The one I have is a Suntour with disc brakes. It is threadless.
Thanks.
07-22-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,410
Posted By sknhgy

Funny. I was at Horseshoe Lake yesterday. For...

Funny. I was at Horseshoe Lake yesterday.
For what you are talking about I would take canned beans, chips, and some fruit, That or some PB&J sandwiches. I camp a lot and I've given up on being...
Forum: Foo
04-11-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,042
Posted By sknhgy

I have radishes and bok choy already growing in a...

I have radishes and bok choy already growing in a small bed. My main garden has been tilled and prepped. I'm waiting for warm weather to plant it with tomatoes and other stuff.
06-11-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,739
Posted By sknhgy

I hear the Lion's Mane will regenerate nerve...

I hear the Lion's Mane will regenerate nerve tissue. It is a good one to know. You must ring them out before cooking or else they don't taste all that good. If you do then they are good eatin'.
05-15-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By sknhgy

Thanks again for your help, everyone. I ordered...

Thanks again for your help, everyone. I ordered these. $10.48 and free shipping on Amazon. Some kid is going to be happy with this bike.
05-13-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By sknhgy

The shift lever is loose, it wobbles, and it...

The shift lever is loose, it wobbles, and it doesn't engage the ratchet in the shifter body. It seems like its been forced, or it fell on the shifter and broke it.

Thanks everyone for the...
05-13-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By sknhgy

Replace old shifter?

Shimano shifter on old Trek 820. This shifter is broken. Is it replaceable?
It would be nice if I could order some replacements online then swap them out. If so, would these work? If these wouldn't...
12-28-18, 08:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,195
Posted By sknhgy

There's a heck of a lot more competition in the...

There's a heck of a lot more competition in the flashlight market than in the bike light market. That keeps flashlight prices down.
Really powerful flashlights are dirt cheap. But I do like the...
11-29-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By sknhgy

Yup. I can even silver solder. I'm just trying to...

Yup. I can even silver solder. I'm just trying to make this thing more user friendly. When it comes down to messing with that battery pack or grabbing a flashlight, the flashlight wins every time.
11-26-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By sknhgy

Bless your heart, thank you. That gives me...

Bless your heart, thank you. That gives me something specific I can go on.
Here's a picture of the light, BTW. It's an older model. But I might as well use it instead of just letting it sit around....
11-25-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By sknhgy

Would this, or something similar, work? Amazon...

Would this, or something similar, work? Amazon has bunches of them, meant for RC cars....
11-24-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By sknhgy

I will look into this. I saw Amazon has...

I will look into this. I saw Amazon has shrink-wrapped 4 packs of rechargeables with various connectors.
Can you charge these off a USB port?
11-24-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By sknhgy

Thanks. Ummm. I got a question. 7.4 volts...

Thanks. Ummm. I got a question. 7.4 volts equals 5 AA's. My battery pack holds 4 AA's. Wouldn't those over-run my voltage?
11-23-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By sknhgy

I meant for this to be posted in Electronics,...

I meant for this to be posted in Electronics, Lights, etc. My bad.
11-23-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By sknhgy

Rechargeable AA pack question

This is the battery pack that goes with my old Dinotte 200L headlight. I don't like it. You have to remove and remount the individual batteries in order to charge them. I've also had to put a velco...
11-11-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 307,891
Posted By sknhgy

This thread has inspired me to dig out my old...

This thread has inspired me to dig out my old Dinotte headlight. I'm going on vacation to do some mtb riding.
It's a 200L. I had to look up the operating manual.
Does anyone know why they...
11-06-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 307,891
Posted By sknhgy

I'm more disappointed by my expensive Dinotte and...

I'm more disappointed by my expensive Dinotte and my expensive, ($65) aluminum framed flashlight. Now I can get flashlights at Autozone and O'Reilly's with more power at a fraction of the cost....
10-24-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,803
Posted By sknhgy

In Illinois, blue is legal on bikes but not motor...

In Illinois, blue is legal on bikes but not motor vehicles. Lately, I've been using green on my bike because that's what Walmart sells. The cops haven't said anything to me.
10-24-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,185
Posted By sknhgy

Anyone use roadside safety discs? These would be...

Anyone use roadside safety discs? These would be the modern day replacements for road flares.
https://1tac.com/cart/d2488e9952/checkout?cid=d2488e9952&offer_id=1043&aff_id=2237
10-22-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,777
Views: 297,815
Posted By sknhgy

The Green Ray - 9.

The Green Ray - 9.
09-11-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,701
Posted By sknhgy

I thought vaping gadgets used 18650 batteries. ...

I thought vaping gadgets used 18650 batteries. That would make them common.
06-28-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,103
Posted By sknhgy

I'm 63 and the only thing keeping me from riding...

I'm 63 and the only thing keeping me from riding more is the time I spend in yoga classes - at the local senior center. That really helps. Makes it much easier to put my socks on in the morning, trim...
05-27-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,746
Posted By sknhgy

I'm on the very outer edge of the Madison County...

I'm on the very outer edge of the Madison County Trail system. You would have a hard time finding a better town than Edwardsville for bike riding. Car traffic there sucks, however. That place grew...
Forum: Touring
04-30-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,825
Posted By sknhgy

Is the RI Trail open? If so I need to get down...

Is the RI Trail open? If so I need to get down there and ride it.
Any places to camp and ride?
When I go to the website all I see is "proposed corridor" and "missing bridges".
Forum: Touring
04-29-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,825
Posted By sknhgy

I'm a big Katy fan. Have done it end-to-end a...

I'm a big Katy fan. Have done it end-to-end a number of times.

Missourians aren't going to give up their land without a fight.
And to be honest, I think the farmers and landowners got screwed,...
11-26-17, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,937
Posted By sknhgy

I don't like to have to change. I know, I know....

I don't like to have to change. I know, I know. I'm lazy. But it's just simpler.
11-20-17, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,028
Posted By sknhgy

Cyclists are but another creature in the woods,...

Cyclists are but another creature in the woods, just another part of the game. I'll wear my blaze orange vest when riding in huntable areas during the season. I've shot deer within minutes of...
11-19-17, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,302
Posted By sknhgy

Was it this guy?

Was it this guy?
11-17-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By sknhgy

I flushed it with wd-40 while holding it cup side...

I flushed it with wd-40 while holding it cup side down so the solvent would flow out. I'm hoping nothing go into the freehub bearings. The solvent came out clean when I was done. Guess I could still...
11-17-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By sknhgy

Just ordered new balls. Yes. Water could...

Just ordered new balls.

Yes. Water could have got in there.
11-17-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By sknhgy

I got it off with a 3/8" socket drive extension. ...

I got it off with a 3/8" socket drive extension. Fit like a glove.


The seal popped right out. I used a paint can opener. The hook let me get in to the backside of the seal.

Then I polished...
11-07-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By sknhgy

I thin that's what I'll do.

I thin that's what I'll do.
11-07-17, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By sknhgy

If nothing else I will polish that surface as...

If nothing else I will polish that surface as well as possible and run it.

I can't get my camera to focus on the bearing surface.

My bike has new, sealed-bearing wheels. This is the cheapo set...
11-06-17, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By sknhgy

The cup on the other side of the hub is fine. I...

The cup on the other side of the hub is fine. I do not think there is any pitting or gouging on the cup in the picture. I wish I could pop out that seal but it is metal and it doesn't seem to...
11-05-17, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By sknhgy

Any hope for my hub?

Trying to repair this wheelset. The cone on this wheel was pitted but I got a new one. Then I noticed the race was discolored. I tried cleaning it with solvent and a felt wheel on a Dremel tool. ...
10-30-17, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,937
Posted By sknhgy

Thanks. I'll try a pair of the lined jeans. Why...

Thanks. I'll try a pair of the lined jeans. Why didn't I think of that?
10-30-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,937
Posted By sknhgy

Pants

Been searching these threads but still have questions.

I'm looking for pants. In the cold weather I usually wear jeans or sweatpants on my daily 14 mile ride. I prefer commuter-type clothes. ...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,751
Posted By sknhgy

I had to take the lane this morning on a 4-lane,...

I had to take the lane this morning on a 4-lane, 40mph roadway. Some jerk passed me so close I could feel the wind. He was no more than a foot away going full speed.:mad:
Forum: Commuting
10-11-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,675
Posted By sknhgy

Got this freebie for my wife:

Got this freebie for my wife:
09-21-17, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,386
Posted By sknhgy

The closest place I can think of is called 370...

The closest place I can think of is called 370 Lakeside Park. It is 25 miles, as the crow flies, from The Arch. Pere Marquette State Park is about 30 miles straight line - 50 by trail. That's a...
Forum: Want To Buy
09-20-17, 05:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,789
Posted By sknhgy

WTB suspension fork for Trek 3700

Looking for a suspension fork for this bike. It has side-pull brakes. 26" wheels.
09-10-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16,653
Views: 1,760,191
Posted By sknhgy

Were you on the north side or the south side of...

Were you on the north side or the south side of the Missouri River? I ride to the north side from home. I understand there is a park on the south side of the confluence but I've never been there.
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