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05-12-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 740
Posted By MyRedTrek

The repair stand legs are aluminum, the head is...

The repair stand legs are aluminum, the head is some kind of plastic not metal but hasn't been an issue so far - it's proved to be plenty strong. I like the overall design of it better than the...
05-11-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
Posted By MyRedTrek

Btw, the reason I think the original O-ring got...

Btw, the reason I think the original O-ring got worn down in the first place is some corrosion developed at the bottom of the tube. Not sure how that happened but I began to feel this rough spot at...
05-11-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
Posted By MyRedTrek

As a follow-up, I got an O-ring at an Ace,...

As a follow-up, I got an O-ring at an Ace, applied silicone lube and it works great now.

Actually I got two, have one as a spare.
05-05-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By MyRedTrek

Here's what I came up with - made molds off the...

Here's what I came up with - made molds off the outer ends of the hubs with molding putty and used clear nail polish as a mold release. The curved part rides just a hair off the hub. The boots are...
04-25-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By MyRedTrek

Vegan was already advised in another thread that...

Vegan was already advised in another thread that I got it thinking I was going to use it as an inexpensive beater spare for times when my Giant Cypress needed work but it proved to be too small so...
04-25-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By MyRedTrek

You inserted opining devoid of information. ...

You inserted opining devoid of information.


You confirm my suspicion that you haven't spent 10 seconds looking at one of these - if you had you'd know how simple they are to disassemble and...
04-22-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 567
Posted By MyRedTrek

The pedals felt really stiff and crunchy when...

The pedals felt really stiff and crunchy when turned by hand. When I got the bottom bracket apart there was just a hint of some kind of lube like someone wiped a greasy finger once around the...
01-14-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By MyRedTrek

I like to tinker too but I think you'll invest a...

I like to tinker too but I think you'll invest a lot of time and effort to end up with something that's not going to work as well as a purpose-built repair stand. Assuming the bench is in solid...
10-23-21, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By MyRedTrek

Will a 36H rear wheel feel different than a 32 or is it my imagination?

If I perceive a difference in how this 36h wheel feels compared to the 32h that was previously on it is it likely for real or just psychosomatic?

32 straight gauge spokes vs. 36 triple-butted...
10-16-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By MyRedTrek

Old Bill here is clearly a Dale Carnegie devotee.

Old Bill here is clearly a Dale Carnegie devotee.
10-15-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,350
Posted By MyRedTrek

WTF is wrong with you? I don't know if I've ever...

WTF is wrong with you? I don't know if I've ever seen you offer anything but criticism and insult here.

Please add me to your ignore list too, you contentious wanker.[/QUOTE]
He seems like a...
09-20-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By MyRedTrek

Lol - that "pop off while riding" thing that I've...

Lol - that "pop off while riding" thing that I've never experienced with these other tires including the ones that came with the bike is definitely something I want to avoid. :lol:

I thought I'd...
08-26-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,467
Posted By MyRedTrek

I find this Outdoor Products pack to be perfect -...

I find this Outdoor Products pack to be perfect - place for wallet, keys in one side pocket, M&P Shield 9mm nestled in a foam insert I made for it - offers quick access (fortunately hasn't been...
08-25-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By MyRedTrek

Discovered my Giant water bottle one-way nozzle was disgusting

I happened to notice the one-way nozzle ears that hold it onto the back side of the lid on my Giant water bottle looked dark. I squeezed them together with channel locks and worked the nozzle out of...
12-18-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,541
Posted By MyRedTrek

Looks like it's a moot point - these DT Swiss...

Looks like it's a moot point - these DT Swiss nipples state not to use any lubricant or prep with them. I just got them today.
12-03-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,996
Posted By MyRedTrek

Why don't all rim brake rims have wear indicator grooves?

Both my Giant Cypress and my Trek Verve came with rims with wear indicator grooves. However of the aftermarket rims I've been looking at, I don't think I've seen any that have them. Anyone have...
11-21-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,765
Posted By MyRedTrek

That's actually not a good analogy - the...

That's actually not a good analogy - the mechanics of running is nothing like that of cycling. With running you're constantly driving off one leg, stopping yourself from falling with the other then...
11-16-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,765
Posted By MyRedTrek

Hog. Wash. Or BS. Or complete myth.[/QUOTE] ...

Hog. Wash. Or BS. Or complete myth.[/QUOTE]
What?? :eek:

My entire life has been a lie!!

:lol:
10-18-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,970
Posted By MyRedTrek

Ordered a set of the Ergons - curious to see what...

Ordered a set of the Ergons - curious to see what they're like.
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