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10-12-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By Flanderflop

Take pads out, Clean rotor with rubbing alcohol....

Take pads out, Clean rotor with rubbing alcohol. Ideally replace the pads, but I have heard soaking them in boiling water or rubbing alcohol will work. Generally I just replace them in the...
11-12-12, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By Flanderflop

with cool singletrack

with cool singletrack
09-13-12, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,865
Posted By Flanderflop

As long as it is 26 X (some decimal), it will...

As long as it is 26 X (some decimal), it will work. If you try try 26X (some fractional) it won't. For example you can probably go down to a 26X 1.5 and be good. (dont try a 26 X 1 3/8, it wont...
02-01-12, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By Flanderflop

Urban Short Track Races through buildings again

Ok, so sorry to all the gang who saw the race 4 video and thought that every one of the LaGrane Urban short track races was on the same course. The 8 race series has been crazy and had some cool...
02-01-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By Flanderflop

LaGrange KY, Urban Short track, Race through buildings, 2 races left

The Lagrange Urban Short Track series is about to wrap up, but it is going to be crazy.
Race7 Feb 11: the "Skate park" race has been revamped to inlude a trip through the Oldham Era building which...
06-10-10, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Flanderflop

That is one of the times I would probably not...

That is one of the times I would probably not complain about the see through effect :)
06-07-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Flanderflop

The darker side...

The darker side of cycling addreses the see through spandex issue: View Blog (http://www.sidetick.com/blog.php?user=40776&blogentry_id=6394&signup_referer=40776)
06-07-10, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By Flanderflop

What would happen if they took all the geeks that...

What would happen if they took all the geeks that program viruses and put them to work designing bicycle components instead. What a better would this would be...
11-26-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,845
Posted By Flanderflop

Another vote for using a SRAM chain with a...

Another vote for using a SRAM chain with a powerlink. This lets you pop the chain off and dump it into a plastic bottle with dilute Simple Green and Shake it. THis is the best solution I have foud...
Forum: Southeast
11-26-09, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By Flanderflop

SRAMS are Prettier, in general the quality is...

SRAMS are Prettier, in general the quality is about the same, neither is a super high end cassette. I haven't done a head to head between these two, but I will say that I have had better luck with...
07-19-09, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By Flanderflop

I have only had one flange break ever (Campy), ...

I have only had one flange break ever (Campy), but like someone said earlier it is much more common with a high tension to have the spoke or rim break. I suppose if the whole wheel is over...
07-19-09, 07:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By Flanderflop

I will jump in a vote that you not go with full...

I will jump in a vote that you not go with full suspension in this price range. The suspension adds cost and has a low level of functionality, You are better to put that value in nicer parts than...
07-19-09, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,377
Posted By Flanderflop

All of those are good upgrades, although some of...

All of those are good upgrades, although some of those are personal preferance things. For example, I like WTB saddles better than Bontrager, but that is just because that is what makes my...
06-21-09, 05:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,008
Posted By Flanderflop

www.goosecreekcycle.com

www.goosecreekcycle.com
06-21-09, 05:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 561
Posted By Flanderflop

Speaking of which why do they call it cross...

Speaking of which why do they call it cross country? Its not like you are going across the country.
04-12-08, 11:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,313
Posted By Flanderflop

I still want to know how you are going to mount...

I still want to know how you are going to mount that to the crank.
03-12-08, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Flanderflop

This is all a bit odd, but if the chain was...

This is all a bit odd, but if the chain was moving without issue in the other part of the stroke, I would say that this issue is probably not the pully wheels, but somewhere else in the system that...
02-08-08, 05:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,886
Posted By Flanderflop

As to the quality thing, you can buy any number...

As to the quality thing, you can buy any number of quality bearings. The ones a typical shop will stock are on par with what came in the headset, but they could order you ceramic bearings of higher...
02-08-08, 05:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,886
Posted By Flanderflop

I'm a big fan of "if it ain't broke, don't fix...

I'm a big fan of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" I would use whatever the headset came with and was designed for. I haven't tried this, but I doubt if you are going to get any more bearings in...
11-05-07, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By Flanderflop

Just from experiance... Fixing stuff in a...

Just from experiance...

Fixing stuff in a forum is really tricky... but to summarize:
Check limiter screws,
Check Cable tension.
Check der Hanger Parallel to chainrings and not too high up the...
08-13-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Flanderflop

Has anyone had trouble with the install of...

Has anyone had trouble with the install of Koolstop pads on Juicy 5's?

I have a guy who tells me that they fit too tight, and it sounds like he did the install correctly. It is just hard to tell...
07-07-07, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Flanderflop

Freewheel 5Sp to Single speed conversion

Ok, here is the problem I am working on. I am looking at a friends old mountain bike that he wants to convert to singlespeed. He would actually prefer to go fixie, but just getting it to SS would...
04-22-07, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,766
Posted By Flanderflop

First you buy a lot of that Alum-alloy from the...

First you buy a lot of that Alum-alloy from the infomercial...
04-22-07, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,251
Posted By Flanderflop

Shimano and others have put very strict...

Shimano and others have put very strict guidelines on online sales for the devaluation reason you someone mentioned before. Most of these restrictions apply only to current year models which is why...
04-22-07, 07:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,568
Posted By Flanderflop

#1 I can spell "presta" #2 It is easier to...

#1 I can spell "presta"
#2 It is easier to let the air out of a presta if I want to put on a new tire.
04-22-07, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Flanderflop

Electrical tape with one end folded over to make...

Electrical tape with one end folded over to make a pull tab so you can get it off quickly. If you can't get it to stick again, just put it in your pocket for the rest of that ride. This is what I do...
02-22-07, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Flanderflop

Thanks this is what I needed to know. Also...

Thanks this is what I needed to know.

Also about BCD. For shimano 130BCD standard, but they do make a compact with 110BCD
02-22-07, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Flanderflop

I'm not talking about the BCD spacing, I am...

I'm not talking about the BCD spacing, I am talking about the spacing between the rings so that the wider 7-speed chain will won't rub on the 9-speed rings. Technically if you are running a n speed,...
02-22-07, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Flanderflop

Chainring compatability

I am replacing the chainrings on an old 21-speed (7-speed w/ tripple). If I replace the Big and Middle rings with 9-speed rings, will I need to space them out to run a 7/8 speed chain, or is the...
02-15-07, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By Flanderflop

Wheel Building question

Ok, every other time I have built a wheel from new parts, I basically paid attention to true, dish and round, and the tension seemed to follow. This time I laced it up and am slowly bringing the...
02-12-07, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By Flanderflop

I "Booted" the tire on my Bob trailer like this...

I "Booted" the tire on my Bob trailer like this and haven't had a flat since. I actually just cut the bead off the old tire and put it inside the new one.

Also if you want to spend even less...
02-07-07, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By Flanderflop

Perhaps this will be a good passtime/side...

Perhaps this will be a good passtime/side business for all the teenagers without work next summer.
02-06-07, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By Flanderflop

Patches

Ok, so apparently if you have a calcualtor and too much free time you come up with stuff like this...

http://www.helium.com/tm/148063/should-think-globally-locally

apparently I should quit my...
01-16-07, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By Flanderflop

As a proceduaral issue, Typically I use a drop...

As a proceduaral issue, Typically I use a drop of triflow on the nipple when I build which helps reduce torsion and makes for an easy build, but also seems to keep the spoke freeze from locking on...
01-16-07, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By Flanderflop

Alternative to Spoke Freeze

Does anyone know of any inexpensive alternatives to spoke freeze for wheelbuilding? I know the guy at the shop I used to work for had some generic that worked pretty well but I can't remember what it...
01-12-07, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Flanderflop

I add one full link pair from the overlap meaning...

I add one full link pair from the overlap meaning you would want to cut it two pins longer. I don't know what sheldon suggests, but this is the method we use in the shop and it has worked well. on...
11-17-06, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By Flanderflop

Your answer depends on what you have for...

Your answer depends on what you have for chainrings on your crank, and if you have the SS or GS 105 derailleur. The GS has a 37T total Capacity, and the SS has a 29T total capacity. To determine...
11-02-06, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Flanderflop

Thanks, That was what I was looking for.

Thanks, That was what I was looking for.
11-02-06, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Flanderflop

Measuring a chain for chain stretch

OK, I'll admit it, I am a chain checker guy, but I am trying to remember the formula for measuring the chain with a ruler to tell if it is worn out. How many links to measure, and what value is...
10-22-06, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By Flanderflop

Probably just a slight adjustment will fix it and...

Probably just a slight adjustment will fix it and leave everythign in line. Sometimes if it is close, only one or two cogs are effected by a cable tension that is slightly off. Is it skipping that...
10-02-06, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By Flanderflop

Yup, I new about the freehub thing,that was the...

Yup, I new about the freehub thing,that was the whole issue in the first place
10-02-06, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By Flanderflop

In general bending aluminum is a bad thing, ...

In general bending aluminum is a bad thing, Could you get away with it? probably. If it were me, I would stick with the gearing you have or get a new frame. tell your friends thy are weenies for...
10-02-06, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By Flanderflop

And with the chain checkers, you need to be very...

And with the chain checkers, you need to be very careful not to bend the pins. i.e. don't just throw it in your tool box.
10-01-06, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By Flanderflop

Well, I may just try it and see how it works,...

Well, I may just try it and see how it works, and if not I will see about the j-tek thing
10-01-06, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By Flanderflop

Shimano Wheel Campy setup??

Again in the catagory of stuff I should know and could figure out if I measured, but...

I am running a 10 speed Campy set up and am looking at changing my rear wheel, but the wheel I want comes...
10-01-06, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By Flanderflop

Yup that is definately a freehub, I would suggest...

Yup that is definately a freehub, I would suggest some sort of penitrating oil to loosen it up a bit, but it sounds like it was just replaced.

On a side note, when I have had a stuborn Bottom...
10-01-06, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,131
Posted By Flanderflop

With this kind of thing, I like to follow the...

With this kind of thing, I like to follow the problem through the system to see where the problem is. Put a bunch of slack in the cable (You can do this by simply taking the housing off the frame or...
Forum: Southeast
10-01-06, 05:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,282
Posted By Flanderflop

I worked there for a summer, sounds like some...

I worked there for a summer, sounds like some people are feeding you some ride times. You will love Pisgah. There is a lot of great riding around there
09-19-06, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,897
Posted By Flanderflop

The 110/113 measurement is the spindle length. ...

The 110/113 measurement is the spindle length. The spindle length depends not only on the crank, but on the fram you have. The 110 length will sit your crank 1.5mm closer to your frame than the...
09-19-06, 10:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,868
Posted By Flanderflop

If you screw with your own bike long enough you...

If you screw with your own bike long enough you will get good at the basics. Most of the mechanics I have worked with were hired after we saw them come into the shop looking for certain parts rather...
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