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10-11-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,303
Posted By Nachoman

I personally don't feel like bicycles are high...

I personally don't feel like bicycles are high maintenance. But to each their own. My daughter thinks pumping up her own tires is a big imposition. So I get it.
10-11-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,303
Posted By Route 66

My nearly maintenance free new bike

I bought this bike about a month ago and I think I'm in love. I've been riding a bike for 60+ years and I was hoping to find one that didn't require all the usual maintenance. This is my Spot ACME...
10-10-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By ironwood

The best thing about the NFL

I just finished a nice ride this afternoon while the Patriots were playing. Very little traffic, and what there was was well behaved. I do hope the home team does well for the simple reason that I've...
10-03-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By wolfchild

Installation error is what caused the blow out....

Installation error is what caused the blow out. The bead on the tire was not seated all the way inside the rim and the tube pushed it's way out and blew out.
10-03-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By JohnDThompson

Yes, going to an aluminum rim will definitely...

Yes, going to an aluminum rim will definitely help with wet weather braking performance. You might also consider replacing the brake calipers with dual-pivot calipers to improve mechanical advantage....
10-01-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By VegasTriker

I think you are dreaming with a budget of $80 for...

I think you are dreaming with a budget of $80 for a pair of used 700c wheels including tires. I checked out our local CL which serves a population of nearly 2M. There were no wheels for sale at any...
09-26-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By 100bikes

Some wheels just cannot be trued. Wheel...

Some wheels just cannot be trued.

Wheel truing is working in three dimensions- true/straight, round and dish. A rim bent beyond the limits of
"mostly straight" will never true up correctly.
...
09-20-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By shelbyfv

You can do this.:thumb:

You can do this.:thumb:
09-17-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By Iride01

Selling still gets back to it's worth what the...

Selling still gets back to it's worth what the buyers you are able to attract are willing to pay. Or, it's worth to you the price you are unwilling to sell below.

Will it do you any good to know...
09-12-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 963
Posted By Iride01

Make sure you investigate and find out why you...

Make sure you investigate and find out why you flatted each time. Don't just assume it was a puncture from a road hazard.

FWIW, I flat rarely. But when I do, I usually flat 3 times within the next...
09-08-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,764
Posted By GlennR

When i was a kid I pulled broken bikes out of the...

When i was a kid I pulled broken bikes out of the trash and mix-n-matched parts.. I rode the rap out of them.

I guess it was better than walking and I didn't care what others thought.
09-06-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Maelochs

Get the cheapest bike you can and ride it as much...

Get the cheapest bike you can and ride it as much as you can. Then you will have some real information to use when making a more serious decision about any aspect of cycling.

Your question is...
09-05-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By rwh

Donating bikes

I have a Cannondale 3.0 that has been ridden. I put at least 10,000 miles on it. It has dura-ace components. I can't face the thought of getting back on this bike after riding less rigid bikes for a...
08-28-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,002
Posted By SoSmellyAir

But in addition to just clearing the chain stays,...

But in addition to just clearing the chain stays, the middle chain ring of the crank set should ideally line up with the center of the cassette, for smoother shifting overall and to minimize the...
08-22-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Maelochs

I agree with RChung---and not just because he is...

I agree with RChung---and not just because he is an engineer and a math genius who has spent a lifetime studying this stuff.

Your position on the bike is probably the biggest thing you can change,...
08-18-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It may be set such that the derailleur hits the...

It may be set such that the derailleur hits the stop before the shifter has pulled enough cable to hit the final click. This means you have to reach super high cable tension to compress the housing...
08-08-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By shelbyfv

Choose Bike A. For Bike B, either the 26" wheels...

Choose Bike A. For Bike B, either the 26" wheels or the freewheel would be enough to eliminate it.
08-07-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,498
Posted By SurferRosa

Depends on the bike. I probably prefer Super...

Depends on the bike. I probably prefer Super Record for an '80s bike, but Nuovo Record usually works for '60s - '80s.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8790/17089914834_43724a3d46_b.jpg

First gen...
08-01-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By terrymorse

Another thing that can cause a chain to slip...

Another thing that can cause a chain to slip between the cassette and the hub: a bent derailleur hanger.
07-17-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By Iride01

Are we talking about a Volkswagon engine or...

Are we talking about a Volkswagon engine or something? I've just never seen 8v or 10v or anything 'v' used to describe a cassette or something on a bike.

But admittedly I haven't seen everything.
06-30-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By bikemig

If you go to friction, finding a replacement...

If you go to friction, finding a replacement freewheel will be easy. If you want a freewheel that indexes with suntour, I'd put out a WTB in the C&V for sale forum. Prices there should be better than...
06-23-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By curbtender

Check your cable housing and see if it came out...

Check your cable housing and see if it came out of the stop.
06-23-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,226
Posted By terrymorse

It could be frame flex that's causing the front...

It could be frame flex that's causing the front derailleur rub, especially since this is an entry level bike.

Derailleur rub was a commonplace problem in the before time (before stiff aluminum and...
06-23-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,226
Posted By Rolla

If you want a Hollowtech crank, just get one --...

If you want a Hollowtech crank, just get one -- there's nothing wrong with wanting a certain look. But I seriously doubt you'll actually notice the weight, the stiffness, or any effect on frame flex.
06-21-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By HillRider

It really depends on the chain width. If it's a...

It really depends on the chain width. If it's a 7-speed on lower chain, pushing a pin back in is probably ok. If it's 8-speed or above it's likely to cause a problem in the future. As noted, take...
06-20-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By cyccommute

You say that now. Just wait until about the 4th...

You say that now. Just wait until about the 4th or 5th time you have to do it. Itís a pain and one of the reasons so few people actually have two wheel sets.
06-20-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By Inusuit

Any way to find out what the bike is without...

Any way to find out what the bike is without watching a 15 minute video?
06-19-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By 70sSanO

I don’t see an issue with running a 38mm (1-1/2”)...

I don’t see an issue with running a 38mm (1-1/2”) tire on a 16mm internal width.

If you are running 2 sets of wheels, rim brake, I would think you would want to duplicate the same wheelset you...
06-19-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By dsaul

A properly set up drivetrain should be able to...

A properly set up drivetrain should be able to use the big/big combo without causing damage to the derailleur. I have used that combo many times on my SRAM equipped bikes with no problem. If the...
06-19-21, 03:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By CliffordK

How do you tighten the quick release? Is it...

How do you tighten the quick release?

Is it a standard quick release with thumb nut on one end thin spindle, and a lever on the other end?

The lever tightens/loosens the QR. Flip the lever to...
06-15-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Look at the fixed cup of the BB. French is 35mm...

Look at the fixed cup of the BB.
French is 35mm x 1mm and RH threading.
BSA is 1.375" x 24 TPI and is LH threaded.

IF French, it can be a real PITA can of worms with the odd threading. Else,...
06-15-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One of the early steps will be to discover all...

One of the early steps will be to discover all the interfacing dimensions that the new parts need to fit with. Tubing diameters, BB shell specs, rear drop out spread, Brake reach and mounting...
06-15-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By cxwrench

Did you align the new hanger? Is any part of the...

Did you align the new hanger? Is any part of the drivetrain new and the rest old? Sounds like a new chain on an old cassette OR the hanger needs aligning. Just because it's new doesn't mean it's...
06-15-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

First thing I think of is "pulley knock". When...

First thing I think of is "pulley knock". When the guide pulley is so close to the larger cog's underside there's not enough room for the chain to fit without the pulley being "pushed" away. The...
06-12-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By Trakhak

Bring the entire bike into the shop, not just the...

Bring the entire bike into the shop, not just the wheel. If the derailleur hanger is bent, which is highly probable, the shop should realign it to reduce the likelihood of a repeat of the...
06-11-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,387
Posted By cyccommute

A whole lot of electrons are sacrificed talking...

A whole lot of electrons are sacrificed talking about chain lube. Itís a chain. Itís cheap. Lubricate it, ride it, wear it out, and replace it. No matter what you do, youíll get about the same out...
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By Leisesturm

I agree with nearly all of post #2. I have a...

I agree with nearly all of post #2. I have a Performer from 2017 and the 10sp is 11-36! A 10sp 11-32 seems awfully ... close, but I don't claim to know it all. Still, the first thing I did to that...
06-04-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By terrymorse

A good starting point is the League of American...

A good starting point is the League of American Bicyclists (https://www.bikeleague.org/content/bike-clubs).

They have some resources for clubs, including insurance.

Another popular insurance...
06-03-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By JohnDThompson

That's a bulge-formed bottom bracket shell. It...

That's a bulge-formed bottom bracket shell. It starts out as a piece of sheet metal. Spigots for the various tubes are pressed into the sheet. then the sheet is rolled circular to form the bottom...
06-01-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,312
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Take a micrometer and measure the brake track...

Take a micrometer and measure the brake track thickness.

I'd probably disassemble both wheels and compare the bare rims for trueness.
The straighter the rim, the easier the build.
05-30-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By dsbrantjr

You are courting disaster. You had better ensure...

You are courting disaster. You had better ensure that the chain is long enough to shift comfortably into big-big or you will have a very unpleasant surprise when (not if) you forget and shift into...
05-28-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By gearbasher

I think the Sapim is off because they want the...

I think the Sapim is off because they want the internal diameter of the rim and rim thickness, not the ERD, which is essentially the internal diameter of the rim plus 2x the rim thickness. I think...
05-11-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By Rolla

:foo: Money and weight are kind of the only...

:foo: Money and weight are kind of the only issues.
05-11-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,531
Posted By cpach

I would recommend against this. The shop labor...

I would recommend against this. The shop labor costs to do this would probably eclipse the cost of the (kinda crappy) bike, and there are still major component shortages so it's possible your shop...
05-05-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By Bill Kapaun

These are rear hubs, but the idea is the same. ...

These are rear hubs, but the idea is the same.
The spoke holes on the opposite side of the hub are offset.
IF you are working CCW around the rim, the 2nd set has to be in the opposite hole that is...
04-26-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Rolla

Putting the same numbers into two different...

Putting the same numbers into two different calculators should yield the same spoke length. Since it did, that means something's wrong with the numbers you entered. Did you arrive at them by...
04-25-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By cxwrench

There are 2 very important things to look at when...

There are 2 very important things to look at when you're looking at radial runout...at least when building new wheels.
1. The new rim must actually be very round. Many are not and this causes...
04-22-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,626
Posted By livedarklions

My theory is that the cage is an inherently...

My theory is that the cage is an inherently unattractive piece of equipment and to make it invisible as possible by matching the frame color. Also, if you put on a pink cage, are you also going to...
04-19-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By veganbikes

So if you are continuously breaking spokes that...

So if you are continuously breaking spokes that is a sign that wheel is failing and has issues that will be chased until you decide to give up. If you are regularly breaking spokes that could be a...
04-18-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,308
Posted By Crankycrank

I recommend buying the tools as you need them....

I recommend buying the tools as you need them. Many of the kits I've seen either have tools you'll never use or don't have a couple that you will and quality can vary of tools from the same kit. I...
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