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09-14-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By studbike1

Dudes! the housing is like a year old I...

Dudes! the housing is like a year old


I have taken a picture of the loop for everyone, and I guess it is a bit smaller than my other bikes.


In any event, the shifter is the issue. I...
09-14-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By studbike1

canklecat - do you think it's worth the effort...

canklecat - do you think it's worth the effort to take it apart again and de-grease it?

thank you for the suggestions. the SRAM gripshift that was on here before (20 years old) was working...
09-14-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By studbike1

suggestions to improve the shifting performance of a brand-new sunrace gripshift

I have a new shifter that is performing poorly. The problem is that the shifter doesn't release all of the slack out of the cable on downshifts (to smaller cogs). Immediately following the shift, you...
07-29-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,714
Posted By studbike1

Opinion: Yamaha YDX is the one

https://electrek.co/2020/07/29/yamaha-ydx-moro-new-full-suspension-electric-mountain-bike/

The future has arrived

This is the first full suspension ebike that I think has the design potential...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,339
Posted By studbike1

If I had to choose an optimal size, for me I...

If I had to choose an optimal size, for me I think it would be 38 for smooth roads

The only reason I'm still riding 28s is because that is what fits in my frames. It wasn't until recently that you...
04-07-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By studbike1

Any recommendations for something supple that is...

Any recommendations for something supple that is about 2 to 2 and a quarter wide, meant for pavement (or gravel, I guess) but has *some* knobbage? I like to still be able to turn/stop on wet grass....
04-07-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By studbike1

The worst: tire manufacturers that don't let you browse their website by size

It's tough enough these days, but that much moreso if you still ride 26. Or have a certain width in mind..

I'm finding that it's an exercise in patience trying to figure out what's on offer from...
03-16-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 32,414
Posted By studbike1

according to the guy from rogan last week, the...

according to the guy from rogan last week, the disease doubles every 4 days, using their internal models, in the absence of social distancing, and falls to a 0.4 transmission rate with the aggressive...
03-16-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 32,414
Posted By studbike1

add me to the list of people who thinks a group...

add me to the list of people who thinks a group ride is a bad idea. i think you are at risk of getting it while riding near someone who has it.

According to the guy on rogan who is one of the...
02-15-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,972
Posted By studbike1

I agree with shimano in terms of the test having...

I agree with shimano in terms of the test having limited translation to the real world. Even if you increase the average speed to 12mph, most of these chains only lasted about 1000 miles, and...
02-15-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,972
Posted By studbike1

New chain test from Lennard Zinn / Velo News

Looks like nobody has posted this yet:

https://www.velonews.com/2020/01/gear/we-went-to-germany-to-test-the-most-popular-bicycle-chains-heres-what-we-found_504284
01-21-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,385
Posted By studbike1

I use a product called PB Blaster for corroded...

I use a product called PB Blaster for corroded parts. Available at any auto parts store.

I once bought a bike with a pedal that was so stuck inside a carbon arm that the bike shop who packed it...
01-21-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,385
Posted By studbike1

Invest in a pipe extension, not a "better"...

Invest in a pipe extension, not a "better" wrench.

Stop over tightening your pedals. When it's someone else's bike, I understand the urge, but for my own bikes I go wrench-snug, maybe 8-10...
01-20-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,546
Posted By studbike1

I know this sounds like sacrilege to many here,...

I know this sounds like sacrilege to many here, but I think e-bikes have the potential to help.

As more people use them, and as they become faster, drivers will be forced to pay attention.

The...
01-05-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,173
Posted By studbike1

They make spacers of all different widths. You...

They make spacers of all different widths. You might have to look on eBay if your local shop doesn't have one. It doesn't matter where on the freehub the cassette sits (were talking a millimeter or...
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By studbike1

I have to pay for the premium membership to do...

I have to pay for the premium membership to do that right? I didn't look much in to it because I saw that premium plan splash page
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By studbike1

Not in NYC it would seem.. i did contact 2 bike...

Not in NYC it would seem.. i did contact 2 bike shops and they didn't want it. No co-ops though, not sure what that is, I'm assuming it's just an employee-owned bike shop?

I'll give this away for...
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By studbike1

Fair price for a 27 hole USED rim from a proprietary wheel?

Is $25 about right?

Not a typo. 27 holes, for triplet lacing.

Is it dishonest to even try and sell a used rim? I just want to get rid of it. Having 2nd thoughts this morning..
...
12-25-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By studbike1

I currently run a 34t granny on a derailleur...

I currently run a 34t granny on a derailleur rated for 28t max.

How often do you use your granny gear?

It will definitely work but will make some noise and not be as smooth.
12-25-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,173
Posted By studbike1

I recently got one of the sunrace 7 speed...

I recently got one of the sunrace 7 speed cassettes and I am 100% satisfied. It was like 25 bucks or so and the shifting is every bit as good as anything else I've used from Shimano
12-25-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,546
Posted By studbike1

Going 16mph on a wide road feels slower than...

Going 16mph on a wide road feels slower than going 13mph on a narrow one. Get wide tires, raise your bars, find a decent saddle, and enjoy the ride.

I had this same reckoning myself when I was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,339
Posted By studbike1

At these widths, the type of tire is going to...

At these widths, the type of tire is going to make a bigger difference. Going from a 23 to a 28 on a really stiff tire like a gator skin is only going to net you more durability. The ride and grip...
12-03-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,334
Posted By studbike1

I live in a high theft area (NYC). One thing I...

I live in a high theft area (NYC). One thing I hate about commuting bikes, or any city-oriented bike, is that they seem to be built to be stolen. Guess that's what moves them off the shelf in the...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,633
Posted By studbike1

It's about how you do it

Not what you do. I do it all: ride on sidewalks, run red lights, cut off cars, get too close to pedestrians. Have never once had any problems with cops, drivers, or other people who aren't on bikes....
09-09-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,716
Posted By studbike1

don't waste your money. the internals only...

don't waste your money.

the internals only last as long as the seals. once that seal is compromised, the bearing is going to fail soon thereafter no matter what.

it's a different discussion...
09-09-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,886
Posted By studbike1

my best tip is to get a couple extra bikes to...

my best tip is to get a couple extra bikes to practice on. some bikes are more difficult than others.

inflate your front tire fully. it will reduce the hysteresis of the tire flexing while you saw...
06-17-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 17,828
Posted By studbike1

If I was in charge of a police department I would...

If I was in charge of a police department I would never spec road bikes for my cops. Mountain bikes are much tougher, less fatiguing to spend time on, better visibility and vision, less expensive,...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By studbike1

thanks for moving the thread, and the replies. ...

thanks for moving the thread, and the replies.

1 - do you think its possible to retrofit LED lighting in to that housing?
2 - what sizes did these bikes come in? and which tube should i measure
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By studbike1

What do you think of this classic Raleigh I found?

what is it worth? should i help her sell it? should i be the one to buy it?

A neighbor of mine wants to get rid of this; used to be her dad's. i took one look at that matte black paint and dark...
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