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01-21-13, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By DieselDan

I use Crizal and they are damn near bullet proof....

I use Crizal and they are damn near bullet proof. I'm a mechanic that does a quite a few field jobs, and the Crizal lens hold up superbly. No scratches after two years of use and abuse. They are...
01-21-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By DieselDan

The shop should fix it. I would if it was my...

The shop should fix it. I would if it was my shop.
01-21-13, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
Posted By DieselDan

Have you cleaned the rim? Moisture, or oil, on...

Have you cleaned the rim? Moisture, or oil, on the rim can cause it to squeal. Clean the rim with some alcohol.
01-21-13, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,240
Posted By DieselDan

Could be a bad clutch cone/spring if it is a...

Could be a bad clutch cone/spring if it is a Shimano E-110 or the KT knockoff.
01-09-13, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,118
Posted By DieselDan

Clear coat works.

Clear coat works.
12-22-12, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,411
Posted By DieselDan

Could you remove the hanger and use a clamp...

Could you remove the hanger and use a clamp adapter?
12-12-12, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By DieselDan

'03 Ford Taurus

'03 Ford Taurus
12-12-12, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By DieselDan

Shimano is notorious for not tightening the...

Shimano is notorious for not tightening the non-drive side nut, allowing the hub to become loose after every ride. A stripped lock nut can cause the same problem. An entire rebuild kit shouldn't...
12-12-12, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,432
Posted By DieselDan

Compressed air is a shop method, not a trick. I...

Compressed air is a shop method, not a trick. I would not use WD-40 or any other lubricant, but rubbing alcohol or soap.
12-01-12, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,502
Posted By DieselDan

You will need longer shifter and brake cables and...

You will need longer shifter and brake cables and housing when changing out to riser bars or swept back cruiser bars.
11-30-12, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By DieselDan

There are injuries from working on your bike. ...

There are injuries from working on your bike. Chainring gouges can be nasty. I've seen broken noses from removing seatposts, and a slipped wrench can bust open a hand easily.

Then there are...
Forum: Southeast
11-29-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By DieselDan

"Safe roads" and "South Carolina" don't belong in...

"Safe roads" and "South Carolina" don't belong in the same sentence. I've always lived here. Base yourselves out of Georgetown and use lightly traveled backroads. Expect hostile motorists. I've...
11-28-12, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By DieselDan

Every bike can be a cruiser. Once you set out to...

Every bike can be a cruiser. Once you set out to ride in shorts,t-shirt, sans computer and navigation, you're cruising.
11-25-12, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By DieselDan

All of this sounds familiar, as I had the exact...

All of this sounds familiar, as I had the exact same setup on the same bike at one time. I changed out to a 105 derailler with excellent results.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-12, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By DieselDan

Check my profile and send me an email.

Check my profile and send me an email.
11-18-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By DieselDan

The first time I made this modification for a...

The first time I made this modification for a customer, he promptly flipped over testing the bike, breaking his collarbone and suing the shop. That shop refused to perform this modification after...
11-15-12, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By DieselDan

Rust happens. Clean it and lube it then ride it.

Rust happens. Clean it and lube it then ride it.
11-13-12, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By DieselDan

You have sliding dropouts on the frame. Loosen...

You have sliding dropouts on the frame. Loosen the bolts, ease the dropouts back a bit, then tighten back up. Then you will probably need to adjust the shift cable. I don't know how to do that on...
11-13-12, 05:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,193
Posted By DieselDan

In South Carolina, we can use a flashing red...

In South Carolina, we can use a flashing red taillight, but not a flashing light on the front. I use the taillight all the time, as there are many roads that have a canopy of live oak that create a...
11-06-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By DieselDan

Your increase in speed is from the lower rolling...

Your increase in speed is from the lower rolling Resistance from the narrower tire and smaller contact patch.
11-05-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By DieselDan

Yes, there are a variety of stem lengths and...

Yes, there are a variety of stem lengths and angles to choose from, and adjustable angle stems are available to tune in your preference, then install a rigid stem. The steerer is covered by...
11-01-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,493
Posted By DieselDan

Not really. A frame for 700c wheels is bigger...

Not really. A frame for 700c wheels is bigger then one for 26" wheels, making the convert to 650b much easier.
11-01-12, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 911
Posted By DieselDan

I do tell my wife or parents where I'm riding and...

I do tell my wife or parents where I'm riding and usually stick to the route. However, my wife is quite adept at technology, better at it then me and a savant with Windows. My Dad knows every back...
10-31-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,472
Posted By DieselDan

In a large market like Vancouver, finding a new...

In a large market like Vancouver, finding a new brake cable should not be too hard. Even the cheap kits from big box stores work if installed properly. Some of those stores are open 24 hours.
10-31-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By DieselDan

You need a new front derailluer from Shimano's...

You need a new front derailluer from Shimano's road bike line. Then correct the spelling in your original post.
10-31-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By DieselDan

There is a CPSC standard for reflectors, which...

There is a CPSC standard for reflectors, which the law maybe alluding to, but is a bit vague about. If you use reflective tape to US DOT standards, that would exceed the CPSC standard. The bit...
10-31-12, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By DieselDan

Function not form.

Function not form.
10-30-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,728
Posted By DieselDan

Thanks. i shot from the hip and missed.

Thanks. i shot from the hip and missed.
10-30-12, 01:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,151
Posted By DieselDan

As I also live on the Atlantic Coast, bicycles...

As I also live on the Atlantic Coast, bicycles are part of my evacuation plan. A full tank of fuel and knowledge of alternate back roads will get me to my parents house in Darlington County without...
10-30-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,241
Posted By DieselDan

I cannot find any rack that holds more then 5...

I cannot find any rack that holds more then 5 bikes. The trailer solution looks promising, as it holds all your bikes, and an enclosed trailer could also carry the rest of your gear. Your tow...
10-30-12, 12:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,728
Posted By DieselDan

Worksman in Brooklyn.

Worksman in Brooklyn.
10-27-12, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,339
Posted By DieselDan

Paging BianchiGirl....

Paging BianchiGirl....
10-26-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,229
Posted By DieselDan

I have a word for cycling advocates that would...

I have a word for cycling advocates that would get me banned.
10-25-12, 05:50 PM
10-24-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By DieselDan

Helmets from different manufacturers with the...

Helmets from different manufacturers with the same size can still feel different from the shape of the mold. Specialized helmets fit me the best, but Giro lids feel too oblong.

Do not ever equate...
10-24-12, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,775
Posted By DieselDan

I've been arguing with my boss about adding...

I've been arguing with my boss about adding $15-$20 over a tune-up for a customer assembly. Tune-ups don't include installing stem, handlebar, pedals, and front brake.
10-24-12, 01:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,775
Posted By DieselDan

Shop mechanic here, and my shop would charge you...

Shop mechanic here, and my shop would charge you for a tune-up as the assembly fee with a 30 day service warranty, we warranty the work we did, not the bike.
10-22-12, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By DieselDan

You have never meet the demon called the...

You have never meet the demon called the insurance industry in the United States of America. It is absurdly corrupt and not easily understood by many educated people. Whenever someone dies in a...
10-22-12, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By DieselDan

Hire a lawyer.

Hire a lawyer.
10-21-12, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,336
Posted By DieselDan

There is the thrift store approach of buying...

There is the thrift store approach of buying bikes cheap for parts. I did that for a while and still have some parts. One chainring ended up on my road bike. (36T 110BCD)
10-21-12, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By DieselDan

One trick is to thread a front wheel into the...

One trick is to thread a front wheel into the hanger to bend it back. You can sort of eyeball the alignment. I did that with a 20" wheel on a recumbent, as the alignment gauge wouldn't work on the...
10-21-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,322
Posted By DieselDan

Help some of us here, what is a sharrow? Spell...

Help some of us here, what is a sharrow? Spell check goes off over the word. Why are we debating something called a sharrow when we really need lights in the church?
10-19-12, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By DieselDan

Derailluer pivots can wear out and cause the...

Derailluer pivots can wear out and cause the problems your describing.
10-18-12, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By DieselDan

Leave the factory lube on the chain.

Leave the factory lube on the chain.
10-18-12, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By DieselDan

Those are three of the best hubs you could...

Those are three of the best hubs you could purchase. Sorry I lost something between my brain and the keyboard.
10-18-12, 04:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,539
Posted By DieselDan

Once when I was about 9 or 10. My Mom called the...

Once when I was about 9 or 10. My Mom called the police, and my Dad was one of the deputies that responded. The dogs owner got belligerent and pulled a gun. I don't know how he wasn't shot, but...
10-18-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,066
Posted By DieselDan

No silvadine? That's what was prescribed for me...

No silvadine? That's what was prescribed for me and I have diabetes, which suppresses the immune system, but no antibiotics. Now the muscle relaxer and pain killer together was awesome.
10-17-12, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By DieselDan

Those are three of the best you could. Pick one....

Those are three of the best you could. Pick one. The Shimano is probably a center lock rotor, the other six bolt.
10-17-12, 07:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,540
Posted By DieselDan

Wrong. You are one. Watch out for ones self.

Wrong. You are one. Watch out for ones self.
10-17-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By DieselDan

Guano happens.

Guano happens.
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