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12-07-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By cyccommute

Those aren’t worn…at least not excessively. The...

Those aren’t worn…at least not excessively. The “2 in a row” is the clue. Those are purposefully flattened as part of the ramp and pin shifting aid. You can see the same pattern at the 12 o’clock...
12-07-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,365
Posted By cyccommute

It must be tough being jealous of people with...

It must be tough being jealous of people with knowledge, insight, experience, and intelligence.
12-07-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,365
Posted By cyccommute

The answer is yes. The answer is no. The answer...

The answer is yes. The answer is no. The answer is maybe. Or all of the above. The REAL® answer is that it probably doesn’t matter. People who clean chains obsessively or people who wax or people...
12-07-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,365
Posted By cyccommute

Those “dorks” are the ones who figure out what...

Those “dorks” are the ones who figure out what matters and what doesn’t. How do you know that a dirty chain wears faster than a clean one? Have you done tests? No, that’s for “dorks”. You just throw...
12-07-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By cyccommute

Don’t reuse the pin. Just use two Powerlinks....

Don’t reuse the pin. Just use two Powerlinks. Modern chains have pins that have had the pin mushroomed or “peened” so that they can withstand the bending during shifting better without breaking....
12-07-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By cyccommute

Pssst! It doesn’t matter. It just drives the OCD...

Pssst! It doesn’t matter. It just drives the OCD people crazy. It won’t make any difference with regard to trapped water. Bicycles can’t hydroplane unless you get to really stupid speeds.
12-07-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By cyccommute

Here’s a picture of what is stated to be an NOS...

Here’s a picture of what is stated to be an NOS STX chainring. The red arrows point to odd shaped valleys that are similar to sortieavelo pictures. The green arrow points to a rather sharp “shark...
12-06-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By cyccommute

I think you are seeing something that isn’t...

I think you are seeing something that isn’t there. I can see machining marks on the teeth all around all of the rings. The divots that the red arrow point to indicate very little wear. ...
12-04-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By cyccommute

Every pair of waders I’ve ever owned would...

Every pair of waders I’ve ever owned would disagree. The bad old days of full neoprene waders were waterproof from chest to toe. Even breathable waders have neoprene from toe to ankle and they are...
12-02-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 429
Posted By cyccommute

It sounds good in theory but is generally a royal...

It sounds good in theory but is generally a royal pain in practice. As others have pointed out, the brake adjustment needed is annoyingly fiddly. One other thing to consider is that if you don’t...
11-25-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By cyccommute

As a long term volunteer who has dealt with a lot...

As a long term volunteer who has dealt with a lot of homeless people and bicycles, I’ll tell you that you are going to be doing a whole lot more triage than maintenance. Don’t plan on getting parts...
11-24-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,371
Posted By cyccommute

Okay, I understand the issue. I did think you...

Okay, I understand the issue. I did think you were implying looking for a specific note.

I disagree that there are specific tensions needed or that there are “right and wrong” answers to what...
11-24-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By cyccommute

First, the age of the derailer guarantees that...

First, the age of the derailer guarantees that the spring isn’t weaken. There may be other things wrong but I’m certain that a weak derailer return spring isn’t one of them.

I’m also dubious...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 783
Posted By cyccommute

Those are your limits. There is nothing that...

Those are your limits. There is nothing that keeps a mountain bike from doing any distance the rider feels like. I’ve done 50 miles rides over two passes that were over 11,000 feet in a day. I’ve...
11-22-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 699
Posted By cyccommute

Straight gauge spokes are demonstrably weaker...

Straight gauge spokes are demonstrably weaker than double butted spokes and double butted spokes are demonstrably weaker than triple butted. Pillar spokes is the only place I can find strength...
11-21-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By cyccommute

They may work now but over time, you’ll probably...

They may work now but over time, you’ll probably find more wear if they are too snug.

I’ve used shoe covers extensively but not Pearls. I have tried them and even the XL didn’t fit over my 10.5...
11-18-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,181
Posted By cyccommute

I actually agree. I clean my chain once when I...

I actually agree. I clean my chain once when I install it…and even that cleaning is very simple. Shaken for about 30 seconds in a cup of mineral spirits, which is used to clean many chains. That’s...
11-18-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,181
Posted By cyccommute

I follow their directions and flood it on until...

I follow their directions and flood it on until it drips off the bottom of the chain. The lubricant has a low viscosity due to a lot of solvent being present. That’s kind of the point as well. The...
11-17-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,181
Posted By cyccommute

Why? Chains don’t need to be “broken in”. They...

Why? Chains don’t need to be “broken in”. They are ready to ride out of the box.

If you don’t like the factory lubrication, you can strip it but you don’t need to clean room strip the chain. ...
11-17-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,181
Posted By cyccommute

The factory lube is a soft wax that’s a bit like...

The factory lube is a soft wax that’s a bit like Vaseline. White Lightning is a harder wax. You don’t need to strip the factory lubricant for the White Lightning (WL) to work. The solvent in the WL...
11-17-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,697
Posted By cyccommute

Thank you. I have never understood the need to...

Thank you. I have never understood the need to tell a newbie to “do a search” or calling them a troll or to crap on them in general. If someone isn’t going to provide information, why answer at all?...
11-16-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,181
Posted By cyccommute

Oh, I don’t run them as is. They get stripped...

Oh, I don’t run them as is. They get stripped before installation. It’s far cleaner that way.
11-15-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By cyccommute

The concern that I have is that removing the...

The concern that I have is that removing the stress risers will probably introduce other stress risers. The stress risers from the gouges are rather randomly oriented. A file introduces oriented...
11-13-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By cyccommute

Yea. They aren’t cheap. On the other hand, they...

Yea. They aren’t cheap. On the other hand, they last forever. Mine are around 10 years old and will probably go another 20 or 30 years.

Too bad you weren’t in need of them and in Tucson about 2...
11-13-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By cyccommute

I’ve seen much worse on aluminum frames. The...

I’ve seen much worse on aluminum frames. The “dent” is OEM. The gouges aren’t.

The gouges look like classic “chain suck”, which indicates there is likely a burr on the chainring that is catching...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 783
Posted By cyccommute

Alternate or just ride whichever one doesn’t have...

Alternate or just ride whichever one doesn’t have a flat. If you ride your mountain bike to work, try to find places where you can actually use it as a mountain bike. I often rode trails along my...
11-12-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By cyccommute

Grips on Gripshifters are pretty awful. They...

Grips on Gripshifters are pretty awful. They tend to be fairly thin rubber with little cushion. Rather than an “ergo” grip, go with something like an ESI grip...
11-11-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By cyccommute

No. Some people will tell you that it does but...

No. Some people will tell you that it does but mineral spirits and wax are mixture of hydrocarbons. They only differ in terms of molecular size. Mineral spirits evaporate cleanly but if any...
11-10-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,513
Posted By cyccommute

I can send you several hundred pounds of seeds if...

I can send you several hundred pounds of seeds if you want to see what it’s like:rolleyes:
11-10-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By cyccommute

While what you say is true, the real problem is...

While what you say is true, the real problem is the water. Water and detergent does a really poor job of removing grease so you need a whole lot of it. That water and grease really shouldn’t be...
11-10-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,418
Posted By cyccommute

True that. Tell a mountain bike rider to only...

True that. Tell a mountain bike rider to only use the front brake sometime. They will probably smack you upside the head with a helmet and then laugh at you.
11-10-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,513
Posted By cyccommute

The cost of patch time is minimal. Even at my...

The cost of patch time is minimal. Even at my high hourly rate, patch time doesn’t cost $9. I don’t generally patch on the road and just replace the tube (with a previously patched tube) just like...
11-10-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,418
Posted By cyccommute

As has been pointed out elsewhere, many people...

As has been pointed out elsewhere, many people ride in many different disciplines. Secondly, there are all kinds of newbie road riders who have no idea how to ride in a group. Just because the bars...
11-08-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,513
Posted By cyccommute

Okay. I was mistaken. However that isn’t going...

Okay. I was mistaken. However that isn’t going to make any difference in the tube’s resistance to punctures. Tubes holding air straight out of the box has never been a problem in my experience.
11-08-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,513
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, as long as the patch is good. The issue is...

Yes, as long as the patch is good. The issue is that many people don’t use patches that work properly. If you want a patch to last, just use Rema TipTop. I’ve put as many as 30 patches on a tube and...
11-08-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,513
Posted By cyccommute

As someone who with vast experience in flat...

As someone who with vast experience in flat repair and has made something of a science of figuring out what causes flats, I have never seen a tube of any kind fail at a seam. There is only one...
11-08-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,513
Posted By cyccommute

Both of your problems are more easily explained...

Both of your problems are more easily explained by usage issues than manufacturing issues. A stem leak is a relatively common issue with both Presta and Schrader for different reasons. Schrader...
11-08-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,513
Posted By cyccommute

The number and frequency of flats has nothing to...

The number and frequency of flats has nothing to do with who makes the tube. Flats are random events and no tube unless it is a heavy thorn resistant tube is going to stop a puncture. Even the...
11-07-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By cyccommute

Rose Bikes...

Rose Bikes (https://www.rosebikes.ie/search?q=spokes) has about the best price on DT Swiss around. Champions cost less than $5 per 20 or about 25¢ each. Shipping is about $12 per order which still...
11-07-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 788
Posted By cyccommute

When I do…but that’s not often…a car wash does...

When I do…but that’s not often…a car wash does the trick. If you have loose bearing hubs, headset and bottom bracket keep the high pressure spray away from them. Most car washes have a low and high...
11-05-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,418
Posted By cyccommute

:rolleyes: That rotten chestnut, again? ...

:rolleyes: That rotten chestnut, again?



Ask yourself, what kind of bars do downhill mountain bike riders use? There have been some who use drop bars but, overwhelmingly, they (as well as most...
11-05-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,300
Posted By cyccommute

Hold on there a minute. “Threadless” and...

Hold on there a minute. “Threadless” and “cartridge” don’t necessarily mean throwaway. Threadless headsets…which are way beyond vintage at this point…were a godsend to mountain bikers when they...
11-04-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By cyccommute

All of the slicing and dicing of bicycle...

All of the slicing and dicing of bicycle categories start to get hard to follow (and has not a little serious overlap). One category of bike to look at is old school touring bikes. Long wheelbase,...
11-02-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 618
Posted By cyccommute

While cables and housing can cause the problem,...

While cables and housing can cause the problem, it can also be caused by pads that are worn that have developed a lip on the bottom of the pad. The lip dives under the rim and hangs up.
11-01-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 885
Posted By cyccommute

My suggestion was in regards to used forks and...

My suggestion was in regards to used forks and the availability of service. Risse does a really good job on rebuilds but they only seem to work on a few brands.
11-01-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 885
Posted By cyccommute

I agree mostly but with some caveats. Generally,...

I agree mostly but with some caveats. Generally, if you stick with Fox Forks, they can be rebuilt. Risse Racing (https://www.risseracing.com/suspension_service.shtml) will service them and some...
10-31-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,262
Posted By cyccommute

It sounds like you changed the size of the...

It sounds like you changed the size of the chainrings. Assuming that you have the proper height on the front derailer, you need to check the angle of the derailer (look at the links from Park above)....
10-31-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By cyccommute

A bit rough but It shouldn’t need much. Get some...

A bit rough but It shouldn’t need much. Get some Proofide...
10-31-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 24,699
Posted By cyccommute

So basically new, right?

So basically new, right?
10-29-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By cyccommute

The best way is with a Park HCW-11...

The best way is with a Park HCW-11 (https://www.parktool.com/product/adjustable-cup-wrench-hcw-11?category=Crank%20%26%20Bottom%20Bracket) (or similar). The less better way (but still doable) is...
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