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09-22-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 271
Posted By sweeks

It's the black line running circumferentially at...

It's the black line running circumferentially at the middle of the brake track. When the rim around the line has worn away, there's usually less than a millimeter of metal remaining.
Another way to...
09-16-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By dsbrantjr

I prefer brass nipples myself.

I prefer brass nipples myself.
09-02-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Papa Tom

Follow-Up From The OP: I received the Hozan...

Follow-Up From The OP: I received the Hozan C-358 Fourth-Hand Tool today and it feels just like my original Park cable puller. I am grateful to know that, even though Park's current version feels...
08-15-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By royphotog

Trued my first wheel

I have had this Centurian for over 40 years and never tried the wheels, or at least I can't remember ever doing it. Last night I did a very basic job with the tire off the rim because several if not...
08-10-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By marleyisdead

We have a winner. The expansion plug was not...

We have a winner. The expansion plug was not perfectly seated. I tapped the expansion plug fully in and re-tightened the fork bolt. This allowed me to tighten the top bolt correctly. Now I have...
08-06-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 669,485
Posted By Moto74

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08-06-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

No but that's exactly why I like the 3 piece...

No but that's exactly why I like the 3 piece master links, they are harder to come undone. For those who believe that der chains see the hardest use what with shifting stresses and all spend a season...
08-04-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,092
Posted By dwmckee

I agree, but it is still a great tool for route...

I agree, but it is still a great tool for route creation; you just have to "verify" everything before you send your friends out on your new route...

I also have had a couple of cases where there...
08-04-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,463
Posted By DrIsotope

No thread is complete without the IF YOU AIN'T...

No thread is complete without the IF YOU AIN'T CLIMBIN' YOU AIN'T RIDIN' guy. Evokes the same response from me here that it always does... <extended fart sound>
08-04-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,463
Posted By mstateglfr

Ugh, snide comments about elevation are the...

Ugh, snide comments about elevation are the worst. Over 50' of climb per mile is not insignificant, even if it is a laughably easy recovery ride for Trail McThunderquads. ...
07-30-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By takenreasy

Getting Better With Age

So, I began my fixed gear journey six years ago at the age of 55 primarily to make my 18 mile round trip commute more interesting. Due to hills, abilities and mental attitude I began riding under 60...
07-20-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Gods lonely man

New frame day!

Recently my Schwinn Tempo passed away, this is the replacement, a red Marotias pista.
Marotias was a Spanish frame builder , not that well known, he made some frames for Eddy Merckx.
I think this...
07-17-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By fietsbob

I have found Hozan's 4th hand immensely useful.. ...

I have found Hozan's 4th hand immensely useful.. grabs cables and pulls it .. gets zip ties real tight too.
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07-13-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By nlerner

Note to self: Serve Andy beer in a can the next...

Note to self: Serve Andy beer in a can the next time we’re together.
07-12-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By Pop N Wood

I mix and match parts all the time. No guarantee...

I mix and match parts all the time. No guarantee that is your problem.

Slipping chain could be 100 different things, most likely worn parts. Since you appear new to bikes I would say take it in...
07-11-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By Litespud

quite likely - you’ll certainly abrade off any...

quite likely - you’ll certainly abrade off any anodizing or paint, the rim section that you’re braking on may not have sufficient thickness to withstand long term use as a brake track. The wheels you...
07-10-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By sdia313

Thank you because yes it was. Couldn’t loosen the...

Thank you because yes it was. Couldn’t loosen the link so just replaced the chain as it was a secondhand bike anyways. Riding smoothly.

cheers! thanks all for your help!
07-09-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Miele Man

Is that a tight link I see? Cheers

Is that a tight link I see?

Cheers
07-05-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By veganbikes

A thank you to everyone but especially aggiegrads...

A thank you to everyone but especially aggiegrads who has had the extreme pleasure to use both. It sounds like I am in the same position I was beforehand. Not for lack of trying or lack of good...
07-05-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By cpach

Thanks for the correction aggiegrads. I had a...

Thanks for the correction aggiegrads. I had a coworker with some Knipex wire cutters that didn't have a spring in it, and they looked like the Knipex 190s.
07-03-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,817
Posted By branko_76

It's never a bad time to buy a bike...

It's never a bad time to buy a bike...
07-03-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By jgwilliams

Oooooh! A chance to dig up a bit of my old...

Oooooh! A chance to dig up a bit of my old knowledge from the years I spent studying metallurgy (and which I've never used since).

The magnetic element of steel is a crystal called martensite....
07-03-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,817
Posted By Koyote

You're entitled to your opinion, but please don't...

You're entitled to your opinion, but please don't ever share it with my wife.
06-20-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,078
Posted By cyccommute

On that we can agree...although there is a squad...

On that we can agree...although there is a squad of flamethrowers right behind us.
06-20-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 949
Posted By alcjphil

Tubeless rim tape does 2 things: First, it...

Tubeless rim tape does 2 things: First, it provides a seal for all of the spoke holes so that the rim is air tight. Second, it is very thin so that it makes it much easier to install a tubeless, and...
06-20-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By Litespud

rubbing alcohol works well - pour a little into...

rubbing alcohol works well - pour a little into the grip, slosh it around, pour out the excess and slide it on. It evaporates away probably in a few hours
06-17-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By Barry2

Look at the Size of that puppy !!!

Mix vintage chicken legs with a living at the top of an incredibly steep hill and.....:giver:
...
06-12-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By tyrion

V-brakes with long arms probably won't work with...

V-brakes with long arms probably won't work with your current levers (they require more cable pull than road levers usually have), but shorter arm v-brakes should work.
...
06-12-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The big point of difference between adjacent...

The big point of difference between adjacent models in Shimano's line up is, IMO, between the Tourney and the Altus. Basic construction, pulley and design are rather different. But between the Altus...
05-24-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By cpach

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/front-de...

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/front-derailleur-adjustment

Do every stop, beginning to end.

If your adjustment of the limits can be plausibly described as "messing around", then you...
05-23-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By Dilberto

First Singlespeed

To celebrate survival of ten years riding MTB - I went all out and used some retirement funds to gift myself this 21-pound Titanium beauty, for my 55th birthday:...
05-20-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By Vince Canepa

I stand corrected.

I stand corrected.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By Tusk

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05-11-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By 70sSanO

If, after heeding the advice given above, and if...

If, after heeding the advice given above, and if it turns you get 6 gears and 5 clicks, then the answer to your 8 speed shifter question is yes.

I started mountain bike riding late in life and...
05-07-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,106
Posted By mihlbach

High efficiency isn't necessarily the reason for...

High efficiency isn't necessarily the reason for choosing a particular cadence and cadence is only one variable that dictates your efficiency. Pedaling smoothness and your own personal fitness are...
05-02-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,106
Posted By mihlbach

If you can’t spin @30mph with 48:16, you don’t...

If you can’t spin @30mph with 48:16, you don’t know how to pedal. Your problem is not your gear ratio, it’s your poor spinning technique.
04-29-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By squirtdad

34 teeth suggests you will need more than a short...

34 teeth suggests you will need more than a short cage
04-22-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By dsaul

Such a frame would have some serious toe overlap...

Such a frame would have some serious toe overlap with the front wheel. Also, top tube length is not really a good metric to compare frames. With sloping top tube bikes, the method of measuring top...
12-02-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,306
Posted By dwsmartins

In fact, I'm reaching about the same opinion. For...

In fact, I'm reaching about the same opinion. For now, I'm tending about using the current crankset (rather new Sunrace FCM918, installed about 4 months ago) with a BB-UN26 and, in the future, after...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,235
Posted By 79pmooney

I hope the sealant spins with the rest of the...

I hope the sealant spins with the rest of the tire. It is a vicous fluid. If it doesn't, then you have fluid resistance (like air resistance, just a whole lot more) between your stationary fluid...
08-04-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,039
Posted By cyccommute

No. Less material isn’t “stronger”, it’s more...

No. Less material isn’t “stronger”, it’s more elastic. If you look at the charts for the straight gauge spokes you can see that a 1.8mm spoke is breaks at lower force than a 2.0mm spoke, which is to...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,364
Posted By TXBDan

Yeh. My larger point is that its overpriced for...

Yeh. My larger point is that its overpriced for the really outdated build that it has. "Enthusiasts" know that crosscheck is a cool frame with a lot of flexibility, but anyone new to the market would...
07-02-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,945
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It looks like there are pieces of cellophane...

It looks like there are pieces of cellophane where you patched. Why? Did you put the patch on with the cellophane side down and not remove all of it? You are supposed to peel the foil side off and...
05-16-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,143
Posted By Homebrew01

You could introduce yourself & greet other new...

You could introduce yourself & greet other new members in the "Introductions" forum and find a few other threads to contribute to, getting up to 10 posts
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