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Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,707
Posted By frankenmike

I suppose you do have a point there.

I suppose you do have a point there.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,707
Posted By frankenmike

I wonder if he wasn’t wrenching on the cockpit...

I wonder if he wasn’t wrenching on the cockpit and just didn’t have his final position set yet.
08-16-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 47,445
Posted By frankenmike

Those bamboo bikes are cool, but why do the lugs...

Those bamboo bikes are cool, but why do the lugs always seem to look like dirty bandages? 😄
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,726
Posted By frankenmike

I stay zipped ever since a stinging insect got me...

I stay zipped ever since a stinging insect got me on the torso.
08-16-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,929
Posted By frankenmike

Not a physics major, but isn’t the difference in...

Not a physics major, but isn’t the difference in forces involved sort of like different locations of a fulcrum on a lever system? I.E. the brake pads acting further or closer from the outside of the...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,988
Posted By frankenmike

As previously stated, forget trying to prolong...

As previously stated, forget trying to prolong winter chains. Lube it throughout the season, then get a new one. Single gear drivetrains help.
07-28-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 47,445
Posted By frankenmike

I just like to play around with different set-ups...

I just like to play around with different set-ups just for kicks. FWIW, when I put the H-bars on, I thought it looked funny, which actually sort of made it fun. Anyway, I already have the next...
07-28-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 47,445
Posted By frankenmike

I know. I actually have a set I’ve been meaning...

I know. I actually have a set I’ve been meaning to put on, but the H-bars feel so good. Nerdy bars for now...
07-28-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 47,445
Posted By frankenmike

Certainly no show pony, but fun light and nimble...

Certainly no show pony, but fun light and nimble in its latest iteration.
...
07-28-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,174
Posted By frankenmike

Quite possibly the nerdiest looking bars and Im...

Quite possibly the nerdiest looking bars and Im thinking of going back to bullhorns, but man these H-bars are so fun and comfy.
...
07-25-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 779
Posted By frankenmike

Spoke wrenches and cone wrenches, I use the bike...

Spoke wrenches and cone wrenches, I use the bike as a truing stand.
07-24-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By frankenmike

Sounds to me like your trim is working as it...

Sounds to me like your trim is working as it should?
07-19-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By frankenmike

Not necessarily.

Not necessarily.
07-19-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By frankenmike

All those sound like adjustment issues. This is a...

All those sound like adjustment issues. This is a great opportunity to learn how to set up and adjust your drivetrain. I would start by unfastening the cables. Limit screws next, finally cable...
07-19-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By frankenmike

WD40 and a toothpick. Works like a charm on shoe...

WD40 and a toothpick. Works like a charm on shoe soles too.
07-17-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By frankenmike

If those are the wheels youre using, Id just...

If those are the wheels youre using, Id just throw a 7 speed cassette on, run it in friction mode, and call it good.
07-14-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By frankenmike

A light film of carbon assembly paste between the...

A light film of carbon assembly paste between the rails and the post would be a good thing to try.
07-11-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,254
Posted By frankenmike

Already solved, obviously, but for future...

Already solved, obviously, but for future reference you could try loosening all the fasteners and then just riding it until it lets go on its own.
07-10-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By frankenmike

I would probably look for a used s-works alloy...

I would probably look for a used s-works alloy 26er hardtail, and putting the best components I could afford on it.
07-10-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By frankenmike

It appears that the rear facing end of the screw...

It appears that the rear facing end of the screw is bent. I would figure out a way to remove towards the rear if possible, using methods described above.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By frankenmike

Good floor pump, chain lube, tire levers. Set of...

Good floor pump, chain lube, tire levers. Set of hex wrenches. Wait on the others until you need them.
07-06-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By frankenmike

Buffing compound(like is used for automobiles)...

Buffing compound(like is used for automobiles) and a rag.
07-06-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By frankenmike

I absolutely would do(and have done) a spacer...

I absolutely would do(and have done) a spacer shuffle to improve chainline.
07-03-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,445
Posted By frankenmike

Is it possible to ditch the housing caps for a...

Is it possible to ditch the housing caps for a flatter transition?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,816
Posted By frankenmike

Most accurate would be to divide your distance by...

Most accurate would be to divide your distance by how long it actually took you.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,821
Posted By frankenmike

I use regular old strapping tape, not even...

I use regular old strapping tape, not even bike-specific.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,821
Posted By frankenmike

For commuting, the 2.0s are quite sufficient IMO....

For commuting, the 2.0s are quite sufficient IMO. Couple wraps with strapping tape is my preferred rim tape(tape with filaments). Pair of sks fenders and you’ve got yourself a heck of a commuter!...
06-26-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By frankenmike

As stated above, first things first: remove the...

As stated above, first things first: remove the cable from the derailer. Now set your limits using your hand to push the derailer as you pedal.(this is tricky but not impossible). If the derailer...
06-26-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,317
Posted By frankenmike

However you get them out, I’d advise replacing...

However you get them out, I’d advise replacing them with truvativ chainring bolts, which use hex holes on both sides.
06-21-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By frankenmike

That would work, or you could get a new...

That would work, or you could get a new shifter/brake lever combo of the correct number of speeds and brake type.
06-15-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By frankenmike

I have that pump, use it regularly. In practice...

I have that pump, use it regularly. In practice the valve pushing-in has never been a problem in the five years since I got it.
05-31-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By frankenmike

First things first: completely disconnect the...

First things first: completely disconnect the cable from the derailer. Turn the pedals. It should shift to the highest gear. Push the derailer inwards with your hand while pedaling. It should be able...
05-29-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By frankenmike

H-bars were the ticket for me.

H-bars were the ticket for me.
05-27-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By frankenmike

On my cordoba(which is black), I ended up using...

On my cordoba(which is black), I ended up using electrical tape in two places, barely noticeable and works quite well.
05-16-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By frankenmike

I’ve been using the blowfish for a really long...

I’ve been using the blowfish for a really long time. Expandable storage area for rides when you want to bring some extras(shell, food, beer, etc). Zips down to more compact when you don’t need as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 14,205
Posted By frankenmike

If I have to stop to fix a flat, I seek a nice...

If I have to stop to fix a flat, I seek a nice shady spot if possible.
04-27-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By frankenmike

Go custom,man. Find your closest sweet...

Go custom,man. Find your closest sweet framebuilder who can put you on an adjusto-stationary bike to get the size and geometry dialed in perfect. I love my indy fab.
04-26-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By frankenmike

Are you not holding the brake lever down while...

Are you not holding the brake lever down while bleeding?
04-14-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By frankenmike

Not fully rigid, but close to it.

Not fully rigid, but close to it.
04-14-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By frankenmike

I typically engage the lockout for sections of...

I typically engage the lockout for sections of pavement, then unlock for trail. My system basically increases compression damping, so you end up “un-travelled” geometry-wise.
04-13-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,454
Posted By frankenmike

I wear the same stuff road and mtb. Only...

I wear the same stuff road and mtb. Only difference is the camelbak and shoes.
03-29-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By frankenmike

Probably sounds weird, but when I ran barcons, I...

Probably sounds weird, but when I ran barcons, I once tried running the shifter housings completely outside the tape the whole way- largely for the convenience of access to the whole cable system. I...
03-19-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,186
Posted By frankenmike

Geez it sure looks like the pulley is off to one...

Geez it sure looks like the pulley is off to one side. Is it possible that a spacer got moved, or something is installed wrong? I would try to get that pulley centered somehow.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,334
Posted By frankenmike

The least expensive way to shed a few grams from...

The least expensive way to shed a few grams from the bike is what I call it.
Forum: Commuting
03-17-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By frankenmike

When my commute was that long, I used a fully...

When my commute was that long, I used a fully rigid lightweight mountain bike with slicks and fenders or a touring bike with fenders. Both were comfortable and fast. The folder would give you...
03-15-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By frankenmike

I just keep the light in the bag. If it gets...

I just keep the light in the bag. If it gets dark, take it out and clip it to my jersey pocket or camelbak. I personally have never NOT lost a bike mounted blinkie (actually except for those silicone...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,305
Posted By frankenmike

Alternative method: pull up parallel next to the...

Alternative method: pull up parallel next to the curb, put down your curbside foot, lift your front wheel onto the sidewalk. Scoot forward and the rear wheel will follow. Continue on your way....
Forum: Commuting
03-14-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,163
Posted By frankenmike

That really stinks man. I drove off from a...

That really stinks man. I drove off from a trailhead with my camelbak on the roof once, never found it. It contained all my expensive gear, some of which was irreplaceable(i.e. not made anymore)....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,689
Posted By frankenmike

Jobst was convinced that the knee flare was just...

Jobst was convinced that the knee flare was just habit, didn’t contribute to the bike’s control. I believe in the whole countersteer thing because it has been proven,but visualizing it is hard.
03-07-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By frankenmike

IME: Try all manner of sanding and filing and...

IME:
Try all manner of sanding and filing and straightening, with little effect.
Tolerate until annoyance level reaches peak.
Get new rim/wheel.
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