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Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 739
Posted By jaxgtr

A problem no one was looking to fix

A problem no one was looking to fix
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 739
Posted By tomato coupe

Eliminates the aerodynamic drag from valve stems...

Eliminates the aerodynamic drag from valve stems ... I guess we should have seen this coming.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 739
Posted By Koyote

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/bc/f8/4f/bcf84fe892ffbce...

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/bc/f8/4f/bcf84fe892ffbce481eabd4d4befed50.jpg
11-20-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By KerryIrons

The fact that one is stiff while the other is not...

The fact that one is stiff while the other is not suggests bearing adjustment, seal clearance, or even excess grease in the stiff pedal. Taking them apart is the only way to discover the cause.
11-12-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By Koyote

That works. But since I'm lazy, I just replace...

That works. But since I'm lazy, I just replace the front pads more often and leave the rear alone until it needs replacement.

PS, for whoever needs to see this: whether you use a pad spreader, a...
11-12-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By jsdavis

I use a tire lever and that usually works fine.

I use a tire lever and that usually works fine.
11-11-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By fooferdoggie

I watch people buy those chap pads from china...

I watch people buy those chap pads from china nope my brakes have saved my life not worth a few bucks saved. especially on the tandem we need all the breaking we can get sometimes.
11-11-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Pad spreading tool- I use a clean cone wrench...

Pad spreading tool- I use a clean cone wrench with the pads still in place. Andy
11-11-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By veganbikes

When it comes to safety stuff just replace it, if...

When it comes to safety stuff just replace it, if it is worn enough to consider moving it, it is probably ready to replace entirely. Brake pads are not a place I need to save money or want to save...
11-11-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,458
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Seems OP ends a lot of posts with "Rant over." ...

Seems OP ends a lot of posts with "Rant over."
Fewer rants just might be a solution.
Call me crazy.
11-11-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By fooferdoggie

yes if you leave the pads in then that tool works...

yes if you leave the pads in then that tool works great
11-11-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By Iride01

A popsicle stick will work also to spread the...

A popsicle stick will work also to spread the pads. And many other things. But a brake tool for bicycle brake pads is ideal if you have to have that ideal tool.
11-11-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By cyccommute

Its easier if you have a piston press...

Its easier if you have a piston press (https://www.parktool.com/en-us/product/hydraulic-brake-piston-press-pp-1-2?category=Brakes) or at least a pad spreader...
11-11-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By cyccommute

The only caution I would add is that the pistons...

The only caution I would add is that the pistons of hydraulic pads have to be pushed back into the calipers when installing new pads. On mechanicals, the pad adjusters have to be adjusted outward.
11-11-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As long as the brake works well with the new pads...

As long as the brake works well with the new pads (doesn't rub, applies sufficient stopping "power") why would one deal with fluid? Now if there's other issues that are fluid related (leaks, air in...
11-11-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By maddog34

Swapping the pads will actually ACCELERATE the...

Swapping the pads will actually ACCELERATE the wear rates...any differences in Rotor contour or Caliper Alignment will cause different contours of the Pads... once swapped, the high spots will...
11-10-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,458
Posted By seypat

I've never understood why a person fed up with...

I've never understood why a person fed up with circumstances needs to announce they're going away. :foo:
11-10-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By redshift1

Car and motorcycle practice is to absolutely...

Car and motorcycle practice is to absolutely never do this. In these cases, taper often wears into the pads and so placing partially worn pads into a different caliper under possibly different load...
11-10-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By FBinNY

I wouldn't swap. There's nothing to be gained....

I wouldn't swap. There's nothing to be gained. Each pair of pads has a certain life. Moving them around can't change that. All rotating would change is the timing of replacements to both at once vs....
11-10-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By Iride01

No benefit for me. And assuming that no two...

No benefit for me. And assuming that no two discs are perfectly the same and will have little peaks and valleys on them you'll never see without a microscope then you might actually increase the...
11-10-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By Polaris OBark

I always put the front ones in the rear and...

I always put the front ones in the rear and replace the front ones (unless both sets require simultaneous replacement).

This does two things:

1. It gives the best, most optimal braking in the...
10-20-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 656
Posted By Rolla

Ah, the joys of weed.

Ah, the joys of weed.
10-12-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,118
Posted By JaccoW

I'm partial to the Knipex mini wrench pliers...

I'm partial to the Knipex mini wrench pliers myself. Though I do wish they made one that would go as big as 32mm to tighten headsets.
...
10-09-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,125
Posted By Koyote

Driving without headlights on a foggy morning is...

Driving without headlights on a foggy morning is foolish and dangerous, and honking at a cyclist is rude and unnecessary. You could've simply waited a few seconds for him to move back over (after he...
10-09-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,125
Posted By Koyote

You came on a cycling forum to bash a cyclist. ...

You came on a cycling forum to bash a cyclist.

This should be fun.
08-27-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,300
Posted By Polaris OBark

I realize this is almost certainly complete B.S.,...

I realize this is almost certainly complete B.S., but in the off-hand chance it was real, do you think punching someone who is unconscious is acceptable, even within the logical confines imposed by...
08-21-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,052
Posted By tomato coupe

I carry a 6-page questionnaire with me for...

I carry a 6-page questionnaire with me for stranded cyclists to fill out. I review their responses, ask a few questions, and then decide if I will offer assistance. To date, no one has ever been...
08-10-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

We use steel wool first and follow up with...

We use steel wool first and follow up with alcohol leaving the rotors on the hub for easier holding of them and less time (but we do check the mounting hardware just in case:)) Andy
08-10-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By rumrunn6

ha! that must be why I also have these 2 pics of...

ha! that must be why I also have these 2 pics of old pads prior to replacement...
08-10-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By easyupbug

I use isopropyl alcohol because I am retired and...

I use isopropyl alcohol because I am retired and so have the time to do it often before they get bad and it does not leave anything on the surfaces. I also don't get anywhere near my rotors with a...
08-09-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By easyupbug

I use 1mm pad thickness a a replacement point on...

I use 1mm pad thickness a a replacement point on bikes and a trike, I inspect often.
08-09-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By Rolla

Yep -- pull the pads out and measure them with...

Yep -- pull the pads out and measure them with calipers. The Level manual says "When the thickness of the backing plate and pad material is 3 mm or less, they are worn and need to be replaced with...
08-09-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By rumrunn6

I don't have the same brakes, but ... I...

I don't have the same brakes, but ...

I asked the same question a cpl years ago but never really got a definitive answer, other than don't wait to hear scraping metal sounds

I've changed mine...
08-03-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,606
Posted By GhostRider62

Who ran the light? The cyclist was wrong 100%....

Who ran the light? The cyclist was wrong 100%. You do not go thru lights, period. None of this mess would have happened if he stopped.

Who got the damaged vehicle? The victim. Who will pay for the...
08-01-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,606
Posted By Daniel4

I'm not siding with the hit-and-run perpetrator,...

I'm not siding with the hit-and-run perpetrator, but I notice the interviewer didn't even challenge the 'victim' why he entered the intersection against the red light which he knew he had because the...
08-01-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,606
Posted By njkayaker

No, this is very wrong. The legal...

No, this is very wrong.

The legal requirement to stop is is not released if the other person is at fault.

Put another way, the fact that one person did something illegal doesn't mean the other...
08-01-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,606
Posted By work4bike

What's funny is that at the 35-second point of...

What's funny is that at the 35-second point of the video (in post #77) the guy on the bike says, "I was about to look right....and then I got hit".

If you're going to run a stop light, you should...
07-31-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,606
Posted By livedarklions

Three words: hit and run. Fault or not, the...

Three words: hit and run. Fault or not, the driver was required to stop. Leaving the scene is a cowardly and illegal thing to do.
07-29-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,606
Posted By livedarklions

Horse crap--you don't leave the scene of the...

Horse crap--you don't leave the scene of the accident if you hit someone, fault has nothing to do with it.
07-28-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,606
Posted By Daniel4

Never mind the collision itself. He would have...

Never mind the collision itself. He would have been released if he stayed. It's the Run part in Hit-and-Run that's illegal and he'll face charges for that.
07-28-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,606
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I saw that yesterday, the crash was, in my...

I saw that yesterday, the crash was, in my opinion, 100% the cyclists fault, but the DB in the car is 100% guilty of a hit-and-run, which is especially stupid singe it wasn't their fault at all.
06-07-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,228
Posted By njkayaker

If you care that much, you should use the correct...

If you care that much, you should use the correct spelling.
06-07-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,228
Posted By WhyFi

Are you thinking that you won't be able to get...

Are you thinking that you won't be able to get appropriate pads, cables and rims in the future? I have absolutely no interest in rim brake bikes, but I wouldn't be concerned about keeping one running...
06-06-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By Tusk

And what is wrong with a nap? Some days, I...

And what is wrong with a nap?

Some days, I get home from a brisk ride and lay on the floor under a ceiling fan. A bit later, after I wake up, I get on with my day.
04-06-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,697
Posted By Herzlos

Bear in mind that women are also harrassed...

Bear in mind that women are also harrassed literally everywhere and pretty much constantly. Don't add to it and put people off cycling.

If they want friendly competition it'll be pretty obvious...
04-06-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,697
Posted By Koyote

https://media4.giphy.com/media/zsoj8Tt9P9zNe/200w....

https://media4.giphy.com/media/zsoj8Tt9P9zNe/200w.gif?cid=ecf05e47q4e8rmq2293o2iyrd6yks5xdn2ne1v44i1dclsfx&rid=200w.gif&ct=g
03-25-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,271
Posted By hazetguy

Handel bars ...

Handel bars

https://www.nangokupiano.com/sheetmusic/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/n01662-03-2.jpg


:beer:
03-22-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By SpeedofLite

40 Years Ago: March 1982 in Bicycling magazine

Articles included in this post are:
"Close-Up: A Soviet Cycle-Tourist"
Guest Columnist: "Going, Going, Gone!" (author goes to a police bicycle auction)

The following articles in this issue were...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,870
Posted By KJ43

Larry's posting MO: Hey guys, there is this...

Larry's posting MO:

Hey guys, there is this thing I want to do that seems dickish and/or I've been told it's dickish. Is it dickish?

Everyone on the forums - yes it's dickish.

Larry proceeds...
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