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09-22-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 260
Posted By aggiegrads

It looks like the rim has a wear indicator in the...

It looks like the rim has a wear indicator in the center of the track. If that is still visible, you should still have some life left.
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By aggiegrads

Welcome to the forum! If you’ve done a thousand...

Welcome to the forum! If you’ve done a thousand miles on tour, you are already half way to being an expert.

What would you do differently on your next tour?
09-21-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By aggiegrads

I usually use shop rags to do a wipe down, with...

I usually use shop rags to do a wipe down, with soapy water where I need more help. Disposable rag with OMS to wipe the chain.

I like a clean bike, but I don't go overboard with waxes or...
09-18-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By aggiegrads

I like real foods for rides over 3 hours. Trader...

I like real foods for rides over 3 hours. Trader Joe’s has individually wrapped packages of olives and those are my current favorites. Salty, oily goodness.

Fig newtons are good, and peanut...
09-16-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By aggiegrads

1000th Post - Thank you

I thought that I would take my 1,000th post to take the opportunity to say thank you to the many people who have helped me and helped others on this forum. I am posting this in the mechanic’s forum...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By aggiegrads

After one year. Oregon passed it last year. ...

After one year. Oregon passed it last year. Does not apply to red lights, though, only stop signs.
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB998
09-16-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By aggiegrads

Your measurement logic is sound. You should be...

Your measurement logic is sound. You should be good to within a millimeter or two. It isn’t the end of the world if the nipples don’t match; you will be the only one who ever knows.

It is more...
09-16-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By aggiegrads

KC tool has the Knipex as the deal of the day...

KC tool has the Knipex as the deal of the day today, Wednesday the 16th until midnight.

https://www.kctoolco.com/tool-of-the-day/
09-14-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By aggiegrads

Yes, the powder. We have had a small one gallon...

Yes, the powder. We have had a small one gallon bucket for the better part of a decade that is only half full.
09-13-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By aggiegrads

I have had luck letting jerseys soak in oxiclean,...

I have had luck letting jerseys soak in oxiclean, but if you aren’t confident about the fabric, I would use it as a last resort.

It kept my ‘cross kit clean.
09-13-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 626
Posted By aggiegrads

Fortunately, with 9 speeds, it will be difficult...

Fortunately, with 9 speeds, it will be difficult to buy the wrong rear derailleur. Any 9 speed road or mountain long cage will be interchangeable. With a new hangar, the new RD should bolt one and...
09-13-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 626
Posted By aggiegrads

If the chain has no bent links (you should...

If the chain has no bent links (you should inspect very carefully), you can work out the knot. The left-hand knot/loop right at the idler pulley needs to “converge” with the right-hand knot that you...
09-13-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 626
Posted By aggiegrads

OP said that the chain “had a knot”. This tells...

OP said that the chain “had a knot”. This tells me that there is likely damage and it will need to be replaced.
09-13-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 626
Posted By aggiegrads

The repair is not terribly hard and does not...

The repair is not terribly hard and does not require special tools other than a chain tool. Where is PNW are you? The Community Cycling Center in Portland has a pretty good collection of RD...
09-13-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 374
Posted By aggiegrads

Welcome to bike forums! It is great that you...

Welcome to bike forums! It is great that you have found cycling (again?) and the enjoyment that it brings, even in a difficult time. You will find everyone here to be pretty helpful, and people...
09-12-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By aggiegrads

Yes, Felco are Swiss, and of the same quality (at...

Yes, Felco are Swiss, and of the same quality (at least) as Knipex.

I use the same cutters for housing, but sometimes have to use Knipex diagonal cutters to cut off a small collapsed section of...
09-12-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By aggiegrads

Felco C7 or Knipex 95-61-190 (tel:95-61-190) are...

Felco C7 or Knipex 95-61-190 (tel:95-61-190) are generally considered the best, and either will last you a lifetime. I prefer the Knipex because they have a built in crimpers for cable tips and brake...
09-09-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By aggiegrads

Yes, the crank arms are the same; only the...

Yes, the crank arms are the same; only the spindle is different.

If you prefer a lower Q factor, I’m pretty sure that you could run the R30 on a CX frame. The Zona NB is a great bike and deserves...
09-02-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By aggiegrads

Thanks for the update. I really appreciate...

Thanks for the update. I really appreciate people following up so those folks giving advice have a clue if their guidance was valuable.
08-28-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 720
Posted By aggiegrads

The Community Cycling Center has pedal taps.

The Community Cycling Center has pedal taps.
08-25-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By aggiegrads

It may be the last time that you wear the shoes,...

It may be the last time that you wear the shoes, as a ten mile walk on pavement will probably wear out the lugs, and possibly the cleats. If you walk miles on dirt, it probably won’t hurt anything...
08-25-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By aggiegrads

Did you replace the cable (inner wire)? If so,...

Did you replace the cable (inner wire)? If so, check the routing in the shifter.
08-24-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By aggiegrads

It really depends on the conditions in your...

It really depends on the conditions in your region, and on race day.

Sometimes you want a tire that can cut through the “Peanut butter” mud, or that will pick up less “Mashed Potato” mud. These...
08-24-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 720
Posted By aggiegrads

Which threads? Although most of us cannot point...

Which threads? Although most of us cannot point you to a shop, knowing what threads are buggered might help. A water bottle boss thread is much different than a pedal or threaded headset.
08-24-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By aggiegrads

You left out one key detail - the width of your...

You left out one key detail - the width of your rims. Although it is unlikely that you have rims wider than 35mm, if your bike is a converted fat bike or something designed for *much* wider tires,...
08-22-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,207
Posted By aggiegrads

I have no interest in riding fixed, so both of my...

I have no interest in riding fixed, so both of my single speeds are ‘cross bikes. Both are dedicated singlespeeds with track ends.
08-22-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By aggiegrads

Most folks here would suggest a 50/50 mix of...

Most folks here would suggest a 50/50 mix of acetone and ATF as a penetrant, then put the freewheel tool in the biggest bench vise you can find bolted to the sturdiest base that you can find. Then...
08-22-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By aggiegrads

Probably a better question on the recumbent forum.

Probably a better question on the recumbent forum.
08-22-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By aggiegrads

20-25 years old is the generally accepted...

20-25 years old is the generally accepted definition on the C&V forum.
08-22-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By aggiegrads

I would look used. I see a lot of solid wheel...

I would look used. I see a lot of solid wheel sets on CL and our local bike shop that sells consigned inventory.
08-20-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By aggiegrads

I am a complete tool nerd and generally assume...

I am a complete tool nerd and generally assume that everyone knows what is available from Park, Pedros, Icetoolz and Birzman. I usually don’t chime in unless I know of something that is superior to...
08-20-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,263
Posted By aggiegrads

The vast majority of fasteners will fall below...

The vast majority of fasteners will fall below 10Nm with a couple of notable exceptions. The main exception is pedals and crank bolts. Square taper and some splined cranks take about 40Nm, and...
08-20-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By aggiegrads

Agree. The Hozan is more of a "third hand" tool....

Agree. The Hozan is more of a "third hand" tool. But losing the locking feature has not been that big of a problem. If it was, I would have tried to find a Unior. The locking mechanism seems less...
08-20-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By aggiegrads

I was unimpressed with the park tool. I had the...

I was unimpressed with the park tool. I had the opportunity to use the Hozan 4th hand, and that is now what is in my toolbox. I gave the Park BT-2 away.
08-19-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By aggiegrads

Grease.

Grease.
08-19-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By aggiegrads

One thing that I will add about using mini-vs...

One thing that I will add about using mini-vs with road brifters is that you need some kind of cable adjustment. Either an in-line adjuster or adjustable noodles. Without either, you likely will...
08-18-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By aggiegrads

I can’t wait to go back to Ireland. I plan to...

I can’t wait to go back to Ireland. I plan to bring a bike as well as my handball gloves.

The weather there is not too unlike the weather in the Pacific Northwest in the US - rainy and just a few...
08-18-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By aggiegrads

Most people who ride define the time they...

Most people who ride define the time they “learned to ride” as the first time you can ride ~50 feet.

Between ten and 50 feet, everything “clicks”. You will progress from 10-50 feet in a matter...
08-18-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By aggiegrads

That setup will work fine. I have mini-vs on my...

That setup will work fine. I have mini-vs on my ‘cross setup.

The biggest downside is that you will have less pad clearance, so your rims need to be true to prevent rubbing.
08-18-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By aggiegrads

Fist, a bit more detail is needed. First, where...

Fist, a bit more detail is needed. First, where do you live? Winter in Chicago is different than winter in Seattle.

Second, how long is your commute? Do you use your commute as a workout, or just...
08-18-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By aggiegrads

I would check the rear hub bearings, cones, and...

I would check the rear hub bearings, cones, and races. I don’t think that there is anything wrong with chainline, chain, or gears.

Also check that there are no loose spokes.
08-18-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By aggiegrads

Disagree. My guess is that it has nine speed...

Disagree. My guess is that it has nine speed shifting with cable adjusters where the Shift cables exit the brifters.
08-18-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,265
Posted By aggiegrads

For me, the worth of a bicycle is measured in how...

For me, the worth of a bicycle is measured in how much I want to ride it. If I loved the bike, it was comfortable, it held nostalgia, and I just liked being on it, it would be worth more to me than...
08-13-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By aggiegrads

Yeah, sorry, i thought the two pads were...

Yeah, sorry, i thought the two pads were different materials. Different compounds could presumably cause the same problem.
08-13-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By aggiegrads

Once you have used one type of pad on a rotor,...

Once you have used one type of pad on a rotor, you need to stick with that type of pad.

If you change the pad type, you should change the rotor as well.
08-13-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By aggiegrads

I found that the trick is letting the pressure...

I found that the trick is letting the pressure out of the hose. The newer versions from Lezyne have a bleed valve, but you can achieve the same effect on most models by unscrewing the hose from the...
08-12-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By aggiegrads

I would start with: Intended Wheel size ...

I would start with:

Intended Wheel size
Travel
Axle standard
Brake standard
Steerer tube diameter(s)
Steerer tube length
Last time serviced
08-11-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By aggiegrads

I had a great Uni come with an absolutely awful...

I had a great Uni come with an absolutely awful wheel. Fortunately I realized it was bad before I put on too may miles or did any hard riding and took it to a skilled wheel builder to tension. ...
08-10-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By aggiegrads

Yeah - that reminds me of my old school dia-compe...

Yeah - that reminds me of my old school dia-compe 77 locking BMX levers.

I like the strap because it immobilizes two different bearing systems instead of just one. The Flickstand did the same,...
08-10-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By aggiegrads

If you abhor the idea of a kickstand, consider...

If you abhor the idea of a kickstand, consider carrying a toe strap or a Voile strap. I use the strap to secure the front wheel to the down tube. This keeps the front wheel from flopping and keeps...
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