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09-04-18, 03:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,729
Posted By Pepper Grinder

I disagree that "obviously" tandems carry half of...

I disagree that "obviously" tandems carry half of what two singles carry. Tandems have much more space in the frame and two sets of handlebars. A few frame bags will up your cargo capacity greatly. I...
08-23-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Likely. Does it have a small bolt on the back?

Likely. Does it have a small bolt on the back?
04-11-14, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By Pepper Grinder

If the oil seperates, yes, it will lose its...

If the oil seperates, yes, it will lose its ability to lubricate since the oil has run away.

Just clean and relube.
03-29-14, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,100
Posted By Pepper Grinder

What to do with ceramic bushing? The Shimano...

What to do with ceramic bushing? The Shimano centeron stuff...
03-10-14, 12:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,033
Posted By Pepper Grinder

The wiki article on this is a good introduction: ...

The wiki article on this is a good introduction:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_brinelling

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02-03-14, 12:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,883
Posted By Pepper Grinder

I didn't mean to pick on you, but just to warn...

I didn't mean to pick on you, but just to warn others in similar situations. I've had to do this all too many times when I worked on customer bikes.

I guess, your customer - he learned? That's...
02-02-14, 11:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,883
Posted By Pepper Grinder

You did yourself, your shop, and your customer a...

You did yourself, your shop, and your customer a disservice by agreeing to tape the bars and make the bike rideable with an out-of-sight-out-of-mind accident waiting to happen. If that was my...
01-11-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 59,571
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Throw your new bearings in the freezer for a few...

Throw your new bearings in the freezer for a few minutes to make them smaller, easier to press-fit. You can also warm up the hub (gently!).
01-09-14, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Voting for 1.3, just a bit over one but not quite...

Voting for 1.3, just a bit over one but not quite two
01-04-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By Pepper Grinder

I understand the skid patch thing, but this isn't...

I understand the skid patch thing, but this isn't an issue if one doesn't skid, right? Can the "power stroke" create patches of localized wear on the tire like skidding can?
01-04-14, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By Pepper Grinder

What's wrong with 48/16?

What's wrong with 48/16?
07-04-13, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By Pepper Grinder

SRAM shifters, SRAM RD + Shimano FD. The...

SRAM shifters, SRAM RD + Shimano FD.

The Shimano FD was a salvage part from a severely abused bike (not by me!) so I will officially deny any and all accusations of obliviously allowing chain rub...
07-02-13, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Why did my front derailer die such a painful death?

Out doing hill repeats, I was turning around at the bottom of a hill and shifted from the big ring to the small ring with an unusually loud, violent snap/crackle/pop sound. The front derailer cage...
06-23-13, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Take the freewheel apart and sacrifice it?

Take the freewheel apart and sacrifice it?
06-04-13, 09:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,958
Posted By Pepper Grinder

I was never a fan of the Brooks. Tried a B17, old...

I was never a fan of the Brooks. Tried a B17, old B17 narrow, and a team pro. Settled on a Romin Evo 143mm on one bike, an old Flite gel flow on the other bike.
05-26-13, 03:19 PM
05-09-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,117
Posted By Pepper Grinder

It's hard to find barrel adjusters that don't...

It's hard to find barrel adjusters that don't drift when you set them. I have a set of Rocket II barrel adjusters on the road bike, the front der constantly loosens and I find myself tightening it...
04-10-13, 11:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,091
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Seconding gorilla tape.

Seconding gorilla tape.
02-25-13, 11:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,983
Posted By Pepper Grinder

FBinNY, could you talk more about the center load...

FBinNY, could you talk more about the center load issue you briefly mentioned in post #30? I first learned of it from Brandt:

http://sheldonbrown.com/brandt/free-k7.html

and have preferred...
02-24-13, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Lighter with no cable friction, lower...

Lighter with no cable friction, lower maintenance, nerd points.
02-20-13, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,177
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Pics of BB shell please. Your only choice is...

Pics of BB shell please.

Your only choice is a GXP BB for those cranksets.
02-17-13, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 23,628
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Romin Evo has the same general saddle theme with...

Romin Evo has the same general saddle theme with a narrower nose.
02-17-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,625
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Different kinds of saddle rails and clamps

From the Competitive Cyclist review of the Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow (http://www.competitivecyclist.com/review-saddles/selle-italia-flite-gel-flow-saddle_4008.html):

Selle Italia designs with...
02-10-13, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,359
Posted By Pepper Grinder

It's very disappointing to see a manufacturer not...

It's very disappointing to see a manufacturer not step up to the plate to cover an obvious manufacturing defect. Shame on you, Traitor Cycles!
01-20-13, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Yes.

Yes.
01-09-13, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,022
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Yes. Absolutely compatible. ...

Yes. Absolutely compatible.

http://i.imgur.com/BSCti.png
01-07-13, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,881
Posted By Pepper Grinder

You had direct-pull cantilevers aka V-brakes. You...

You had direct-pull cantilevers aka V-brakes. You should have switched to regular cantilevers, not sidepull calipers. Keep the brake levers you have if they work for you (I prefer reverse levers/tt...
01-06-13, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By Pepper Grinder

It also depends on condition. Rain will kill pads...

It also depends on condition. Rain will kill pads and rims quickly, as it carries road grit to the braking surfaces where it acts as a grinding paste. Dirt roads will act similarly.
12-06-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By Pepper Grinder

It's stupid expensive. Get some non-chlorinated...

It's stupid expensive. Get some non-chlorinated brake cleaner from your local big box/automotive store for like $2.50 versus $10 at the LBS for the Speed Degreaser.

It is, however, a quality...
12-06-12, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,030
Posted By Pepper Grinder

I use either Dupont Multi-use Teflon Dry Wax lube...

I use either Dupont Multi-use Teflon Dry Wax lube or Rock n Roll's Cable Magic. I apply by spraying or dripping the lube onto a plastic bag, then pinching the cable with the plastic between my...
11-29-12, 01:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,914
Posted By Pepper Grinder

False brinnelling is fretting. The Jobst Brandt...

False brinnelling is fretting. The Jobst Brandt article describes the false brinelling perfectly. Both the Wikipedia article and the Brandt article are in perfect agreement. I don't understand where...
11-26-12, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Portable stand for a wall-mount-style work stand?

I scored a cheap Park wall-mount workstand on Craiglist (woo!) but I really would prefer to mount it to something like a tripod that would allow me to move it around. Any ideas? Anybody ever done...
11-19-12, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By Pepper Grinder

One of my coworkers at the shop would slide a...

One of my coworkers at the shop would slide a threaded headset wrench (one of those flat, laser-cut Park tool dealies 30/32mm) behind the derailer hanger and use it to bend the hanger out. The one...
11-18-12, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Take a 6-pack to the local bike shop and they...

Take a 6-pack to the local bike shop and they probably won't charge you to either let you use the proper tool or to do it for you.
11-04-12, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Trash the pads, scrub the rotors with brake...

Trash the pads, scrub the rotors with brake cleaner. Problem solved.
10-24-12, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 44,800
Posted By Pepper Grinder

The vast majority of rear wheels I've seen in my...

The vast majority of rear wheels I've seen in my time as a shop mechanic have 15mm wrench flats on the rear cones, and 13mm on the front. Most locknuts are 17mm, though I've seen a few 16mm. Other...
10-23-12, 08:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Pepper Grinder

For those wanting a pic of something along these...

For those wanting a pic of something along these lines, google found me this:

http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/showthread.php?t=73395

Post #5
10-23-12, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 44,800
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Pull the wheel off the bike. Unthread the QR...

Pull the wheel off the bike. Unthread the QR skewer and remove it, if present. Grab the axle and give it a wiggle - it will be readily apparent if it is broken, as a broken portion of the axle should...
10-23-12, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Also, what are the consequences of misaligned...

Also, what are the consequences of misaligned dropouts? Will a misaligned dropout break or bend a wheel axle? Will the break/bend happen quickly or slowly over time?
10-23-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By Pepper Grinder

FBinNY, what do you think of the DIY tool for...

FBinNY, what do you think of the DIY tool for dropout alignment, an old rear wheel solid axle (straight, of course) (or perhaps a length of all-thread?) sawed in two with washers+nuts to secure it to...
09-28-12, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By Pepper Grinder

I use DuPont Multi-Use Dry Teflon Wax Lube in the...

I use DuPont Multi-Use Dry Teflon Wax Lube in the aerosol bottle.
09-25-12, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Barnett's manual suggests a loctite cylindrical...

Barnett's manual suggests a loctite cylindrical retaining compound. Different compounds are suggested based on how big the gap is between cup and frame tube. Largest gaps get treated with Loctite...
08-07-12, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,286
Posted By Pepper Grinder

We use Finish Line Speed Degreaser (in the yellow...

We use Finish Line Speed Degreaser (in the yellow can) in the shop, followed up by a hefty dose of Triflow spray.
08-01-12, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,024
Posted By Pepper Grinder

sram 1031/1051 or kmc 10.93

sram 1031/1051 or kmc 10.93
07-30-12, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,592
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Threaded post pads will interchange between...

Threaded post pads will interchange between between brake systems that are designed for threaded posts, whether they be cantilever or linear pull brakes. Cantilevers that use smooth posts will not...
07-30-12, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,451
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Perfect.

Perfect.
07-28-12, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By Pepper Grinder

I had a friend once forget the spacer while...

I had a friend once forget the spacer while installing his 105 (5600 I believe) cassette on his new Dura Ace 7850 wheels. No spacer = binding freehub. He was very confused until I set him straight....
07-27-12, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Your choices are v-brake/canti cartridge and road...

Your choices are v-brake/canti cartridge and road cartridge, both available in threaded post style.

http://jagwireusa.com/index.php/products/v/Switchback v-brake/canti...
07-27-12, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,991
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Any disadvantages to a flexible v-brake noodle?

Installing v-brakes. Have my choice of rigid or flexible noodles. Any reason I should pick one or other?
07-23-12, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,828
Posted By Pepper Grinder

Upgrading 3x7 rigid MTB to 3x8 or 3x9. New crankset/chainrings needed?

Thinking of refreshing my 90s rigid MTB to an 8 or 9 speed group from its current 7 speed stuff. I know I'll need new shifters, cassette, and if I go 9 sp, chain. Will I need to do anything to the...
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