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06-12-18, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By techsensei

Cobra Kai: Johnny's BMX Bike

Today I was binge-watching (yet again) the YouTube Red series Cobra Kai, the continuing saga of the Karate Kid. In the sixth episode, there is a flashback scene which is supposed to be set in 1979. ...
06-20-16, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,323
Posted By techsensei

Process of elimination ... if you remove the...

Process of elimination ... if you remove the chain from the crank and spin it backwards, does it still make the noise? if yes, then it is crank/bottom bracket/pedal related. If no, then it is...
06-20-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By techsensei

Are they the older BR-CT90, or the "newer" CT91?...

Are they the older BR-CT90, or the "newer" CT91? If you have the older CT90's and are having trouble adjusting them, it could be that the plastic spring caps are broken ... that is a very common...
06-20-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By techsensei

Shimano cantilevers are incredibly easy to adjust...

Shimano cantilevers are incredibly easy to adjust properly, and yet I haven't run across any instructions online that shows Shimano's recommended set-up procedure, nor have I seen any videos that...
06-14-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By techsensei

24 is likely no problem at all. Barnett's Bicycle...

24 is likely no problem at all. Barnett's Bicycle Institute even suggests to fill it up and remove two.
06-11-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By techsensei

I understood what you meant about the handlebars...

I understood what you meant about the handlebars not staying aligned with the wheel, but the bolt you tightened does not tighten what you are trying to do. As I said before, it is the two bolts on...
06-11-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By techsensei

OIC. Learn something new every day. I never see...

OIC. Learn something new every day. I never see all ths fancy pants stuff, 'cause at the co-op, we just work on old stuff.

What about a 11-speed road cassette, but take one cog out? :p
06-11-16, 01:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By techsensei

What is wrong with the wheel that you need a new...

What is wrong with the wheel that you need a new one? Googling the Brittany, it looks like it has 26" x 1 3/8" wheel, is that correct? That simplifies (and limits) your choices quite a bit if that is...
06-11-16, 01:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By techsensei

He has to buy a cassette anyway, so why not a...

He has to buy a cassette anyway, so why not a mountain one? Of course with an 11 speed mountain cassette the gearings would be all wrong and the derailleur would need to be limited to the smaller...
06-10-16, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By techsensei

You tightened the wrong bolt. The part you broke...

You tightened the wrong bolt. The part you broke is the top cap which is used to adjust the steering bearings. It has no effect on the handlebars being loose (or tight). You don't even really need...
06-10-16, 11:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By techsensei

29" Shimano Deore Crosser x11 MTB Mountain Bike...

29" Shimano Deore Crosser x11 MTB Mountain Bike Rear Wheel 6 Bolt Is Disc QR | eBay...
06-10-16, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By techsensei

That is not a freewheel, that is a first...

That is not a freewheel, that is a first generation Shimano Uniglide cassette. The freewheeling mechansim is a part of the hub, and the cogs are removed with two chain whips. Assuming you bought a...
06-10-16, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By techsensei

The model he is looking at is one of their...

The model he is looking at is one of their signature line bikes. They're comparable to other LBS bikes.
06-10-16, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,160
Posted By techsensei

So you are looking to go faster downhill? Because...

So you are looking to go faster downhill? Because on the flat it is extremely likely you will not go faster, but just turn the pedals slower.
06-09-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,032
Posted By techsensei

I suspect I may have a minority opinion here, but...

I suspect I may have a minority opinion here, but the Schwinns at Walmart and Target are pretty good. I see my fair share of them at the co-op. They are heavy, but the parts they use are relatively...
06-09-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,032
Posted By techsensei

Trek had an entry level line of bikes back in the...

Trek had an entry level line of bikes back in the 90's. They were called Jazz.
06-09-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,219
Posted By techsensei

Getting more aerodynamic is certainly the easiest...

Getting more aerodynamic is certainly the easiest was to go faster. It doesn't require training to make yourself powerful.
06-08-16, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By techsensei

If I a not mistaken, 11 speed connectors are not...

If I a not mistaken, 11 speed connectors are not reusable. That aside, to close it, get the connecting link on the upper chain run (above the chainstay), hold the rear wheel, and give the pedal a...
06-08-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,976
Posted By techsensei

It is too small for you.

It is too small for you.
06-08-16, 02:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,295
Posted By techsensei

It has to be tons better than the CRP-1. My beef...

It has to be tons better than the CRP-1. My beef with that one is that the handle is too small/short. I cannot get enough leverage on it to remove particularly tight crown races. Never mind that the...
06-08-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,976
Posted By techsensei

Generally, good bikes are those that were sold in...

Generally, good bikes are those that were sold in bicycle shops. AMF is not one of those. What is your budget and where are you located? There are usually a lot of older road bikes that are decent in...
06-08-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,609
Posted By techsensei

Generally, I would recommend not changing...

Generally, I would recommend not changing anything unless it is broken or worn out, because you won't notice any change in performance .. not without changing virtually everything.
06-08-16, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By techsensei

You could leave the shifters on the bars. You...

You could leave the shifters on the bars. You would need to remove the cable, remove the cable barrel adjuster, and then remove the plastic shroud held on by the screw on the bottom. That exposes all...
06-08-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By techsensei

It's likely that the shifters are not broken, but...

It's likely that the shifters are not broken, but just need to be flushed of old dried out grease and relubricated. Most of the time you can just spray a solvent into the shifter through the cable...
06-08-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By techsensei

10 and below doesn't matter, but 10 vs 11 does....

10 and below doesn't matter, but 10 vs 11 does. So if the bike originally had an Ultegra 6700 derailleur, and the new one is a 6800, that would explain the current issue of poor shifting. It would...
06-08-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By techsensei

I suspect not, but you can get one at Sears/Home...

I suspect not, but you can get one at Sears/Home Depot/Lowes.
06-08-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By techsensei

It has a six-bearing retainer because it is an...

It has a six-bearing retainer because it is an inexpensive bike, so they even cut corners on the bearings. You can reuse them, but ideally you would replace them ... bearings are cheap. I would...
06-08-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By techsensei

Hmm. That could be a problem. But let me ask, why...

Hmm. That could be a problem. But let me ask, why do you need to remove the crank? Are you wanting to install a different one?



Here are the factory service instructions; you will need a Torx...
06-08-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By techsensei

That is what I think. I kinda feel bad for those...

That is what I think. I kinda feel bad for those people who bought into the ad copy, thinking there is something special about these bikes, when in reality, they are just average. They will still get...
06-08-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By techsensei

I cannot say what the problem is. When the new...

I cannot say what the problem is. When the new hanger was installed, was it checked for alignment? Also, try looking at Park Tool's guides on adjustment: Repair Help Articles | Park Tool...
06-08-16, 02:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,505
Posted By techsensei

Colors change, so that and the components can...

Colors change, so that and the components can pinpoint the year.
06-08-16, 01:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,363
Posted By techsensei

Generally, when you step up with Shimano, it...

Generally, when you step up with Shimano, it means replacing steel with alloy. For example, if you look at the rear derailleur, the Ultegra will be all alloy, the 105 will have one steel cage plate,...
06-07-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By techsensei

I've used shorts by Descente, Nike, Bellweather,...

I've used shorts by Descente, Nike, Bellweather, and Pearl Izumi. I loved Descente's shorts, but they got out of cycling wear eons ago. Pearl's top shorts are my current favorites. The multi-panel...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,990
Posted By techsensei

When Fuji was a Japanese company, their bikes...

When Fuji was a Japanese company, their bikes were top-notch. You could say they were the Honda of bicycles. They were high quality and durable bikes; and much better than Peugeot, Gitane, Motobecane...
06-07-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By techsensei

I can't imagine what it would feel like to swim...

I can't imagine what it would feel like to swim in a pair of cycling shorts with the padding heavy and soaked with water. At least with bibs the straps would keep them from sagging off of your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-16, 03:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,990
Posted By techsensei

Fuji is relatively big brand, no doubt in part...

Fuji is relatively big brand, no doubt in part because they are sold by Performance. Those things alone are going to guarantee that someone is going to hate them.
06-07-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By techsensei

I am going to guess the bike belonged to Laura...

I am going to guess the bike belonged to Laura van Gilder.
06-07-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By techsensei

Looking at a pic of Jeanne Golay and one of her...

Looking at a pic of Jeanne Golay and one of her bikes, I'd say no.
06-07-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By techsensei

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkY879pMafE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkY879pMafE
06-07-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By techsensei

I would get the Nashbar fork. If you have a co-op...

I would get the Nashbar fork. If you have a co-op near you, you can do the work yourself. I just helped a woman replace a fork on Sunday. It took less than 15 minutes.
06-07-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By techsensei

First thing you should check is the hanger and...

First thing you should check is the hanger and derailleur alignment. Sight down the derailleur from the rear and from above. The pulleys should hang perfectly vertical and run parallel with the cogs...
06-07-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,645
Posted By techsensei

I've ridden flat bars on longer rides. I agree...

I've ridden flat bars on longer rides. I agree that drop bars are better, or at least they are for me. If I had a flat bar bike and didn't want to spend $$$ on another bike, I'd install...
06-07-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By techsensei

Those are all worthwhile things to have. I have a...

Those are all worthwhile things to have. I have a U-lock, but I only carry it when I know I am going to use it. Otherwise, it's too heavy so I don't. Lights, 200 lumens if you want to see and not...
06-07-16, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By techsensei

According to the updates, 90% of the bikes have...

According to the updates, 90% of the bikes have already shipped.
06-07-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By techsensei

Large would fit better. I've needed XL at times...

Large would fit better. I've needed XL at times and I am only 5'6", so don't worry about length.
06-07-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By techsensei

Kickstarter Fortified Bikes: Invincible Hype?

I clicked on a banner and saw the Kickstarter for the Invincible: "The Only Bike 100% Guaranteed Against Theft." There are actually two models, a single speed and an 8-speed. They appear to be decent...
06-07-16, 02:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,505
Posted By techsensei

Yes. Congrats. Yes. A kickstand...

Yes. Congrats.



Yes. A kickstand probably wouldn't even fit on the bike, unless it is a rear mount type. It is not something normally found on road bikes either.



Are you tapping the...
06-07-16, 12:18 AM
06-06-16, 11:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,972
Posted By techsensei

Yes of course, all the newer front derailleurs...

Yes of course, all the newer front derailleurs with the long cable fixing arm.
06-06-16, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By techsensei

I cannot tell what is broken by looking at the...

I cannot tell what is broken by looking at the pictures, but Schwinn does not make them; they merely source them from a Chinese manufacturer. The only particular thing you need is levers designed for...
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