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08-10-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Phil_gretz

I had a mildly bad crash a couple of June's ago,...

I had a mildly bad crash a couple of June's ago, and was concussed with bruising and pinched nerves up in my neck. Dazed and numb in my left arm (which I though that I had broken in the moment), my...
08-10-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 702
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm thinking that the guide pulley is the wrong...

I'm thinking that the guide pulley is the wrong type. It should have a bushing that is slightly longer than the thickness of the pulley itself. That way, the side-to-side play allows the chain to...
08-10-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ this is not a universally true statement. It...

^ this is not a universally true statement. It ignores all things related to quality in both design/material selection and manufacturing. I can't even fathom why anyone would believe this.
08-07-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ this. Too often we focus on the immediate...

^ this. Too often we focus on the immediate symptom (hand) without ever diagnosing the "system" of nerves that originate at the spine and travel to the fingertips. The OP may well have a nerve...
08-07-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Phil_gretz

Here you go...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/free-k7.html
08-06-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By Phil_gretz

I recall a video recording of one Paris-Roubaix...

I recall a video recording of one Paris-Roubaix where Eddy is shown with his mechanics the night before. He is carefully measuring with a ruler, pointing out things and making or having made small...
08-06-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,566
Posted By Phil_gretz

Wait. Are you saying that it's not okay for my...

Wait. Are you saying that it's not okay for my gloves to match my socks and the rest of my kit. Can I wear the silver helmet with the pink kit, or should I use the white helmet?
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,410
Posted By Phil_gretz

Mods, please move to Foo.

Mods, please move to Foo.
08-06-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By Phil_gretz

I have actually done this. I bought a pair of...

I have actually done this. I bought a pair of MicroShift R7 shifters, and then found a Schwinn Circuit project to carry them....
08-06-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,238
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's more amazing that you're seemingly unaware...

It's more amazing that you're seemingly unaware of all of this. Much of what is happening in California has been well documented and reported...
08-05-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Phil_gretz

Front Hub Bearing Pre-Load...

Remove the front wheel.
Take the axle outer locknut in each hand and spin wheel. What do you sense?
With the wheel still, feel for axle side-to-side play
With the wheel still, slowly spin the...
08-05-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 527
Posted By Phil_gretz

I can't say that I see it. I will guess that...

I can't say that I see it. I will guess that this is a prior re-paint, though.
08-05-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 527
Posted By Phil_gretz

For OA baths, I made a wooden form in the shape...

For OA baths, I made a wooden form in the shape of an elongated pentagon, just right to fit a 58 cm diamond frame with 2" margins, using 8" wide strips of discarded plywood and Stanley angle brackets...
08-05-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By Phil_gretz

Like the others, I've never seen the need for an...

Like the others, I've never seen the need for an 8-speed freewheel. If I'm running friction, then 5, 6 or 7 speeds are perfectly fine, being not a "heavy" rider. If I'm starting with an 8-speed...
08-04-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,875
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm guessing that an IP address search by the...

I'm guessing that an IP address search by the Mods will identify this poster as a sock of the now infamous DreamRider85. This particular troll posting is among his most ingenious. Kudos. Really......
08-04-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By Phil_gretz

Worse are the modern replacement Regina tools...

Worse are the modern replacement Regina tools with the thin sheet metal walls that crumble under load. Ugh.
08-04-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,312
Posted By Phil_gretz

Thanks, All For The Inputs...

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WHOO-HOO!!!
08-03-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,049
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'll admit that I do carry a phone when I ride. ...

I'll admit that I do carry a phone when I ride. It's there for emergencies, and I have used it to call by boss and my wife immediately after a bad crash on my way to work a couple of Junes ago. A...
08-03-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 851
Posted By Phil_gretz

Saddles have characteristics, as j@Sojodave...

Saddles have characteristics, as j@Sojodave pointed out above. Learn the attributes of saddles that work for you, and buy only "in family" of those sorts of saddles. For me (for a racing position or...
08-03-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,049
Posted By Phil_gretz

DreamRider85, Congratulations!!! 49 responses...

DreamRider85, Congratulations!!! 49 responses so far. Way to go! :love:
08-02-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 817
Posted By Phil_gretz

I did ride on chrome rims on two bikes the early...

I did ride on chrome rims on two bikes the early 70s. On my Mercier, I had a set of alloy rims strung using the Normandy hubs. I didn't realize that I could have done it myself. Yes, I started in...
08-02-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,312
Posted By Phil_gretz

Doc, I don't know. It's for a friend local here...

Doc, I don't know. It's for a friend local here in DC. He had sent it out originally, and the painter did not attempt or complete the job. I'm not sure of the circumstances. He then sent it to a...
08-02-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,312
Posted By Phil_gretz

And bingo...

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This was hand threaded. It's an encouraging sign.

I'll attempt the...
08-02-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,312
Posted By Phil_gretz

Progress!!!

Okay. After a week of coming back for careful and judicious filing, I have the first two threads clean enough to attempt a steel steerer nut....
07-30-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,961
Posted By Phil_gretz

I have no business giving a comment in this...

I have no business giving a comment in this thread. I'm generally frugal.

In my [somewhat limited] lifetime of experiences, my favorite wheels have invariably been found on donor bikes for which...
07-29-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 657
Posted By Phil_gretz

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I see your photo. Yes, the bike already has a tall head tube on a compact frame...
07-29-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,998
Posted By Phil_gretz

Not the bike commuters I know. We leave the...

Not the bike commuters I know. We leave the house in darkness 8 months of the year at my latitude. Fair weather? Ha! Weather is what it is. Commuting is a year-round, daily routine (or at least...
07-29-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 817
Posted By Phil_gretz

Back when I started, tire levers were chromed...

Back when I started, tire levers were chromed steel. Plastic wouldn't have been considered by anyone.

Fast forward 45 years, and you find that Pedro's levers are indeed the best lever made. No...
07-27-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,790
Posted By Phil_gretz

fify

fify
07-27-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,998
Posted By Phil_gretz

I ride in daylight, early dawn, evening twilight...

I ride in daylight, early dawn, evening twilight and full darkness. I have never considered reflective pedals to be of great benefit. If you want to be seen, then make yourself seen. Get the...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,121
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm recommending aluminum for you. Disc brakes. ...

I'm recommending aluminum for you. Disc brakes. Get a good set of cyclocross wheels to go with it. Make certain that every part is robust enough to be reliable with your expected use. Larger,...
07-27-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 657
Posted By Phil_gretz

If you need the bars that high, then the bike...

If you need the bars that high, then the bike does not fit you. Switch to an endurance geometry frame with a taller head tube. Please a side view photo of the entire bike as you have it now?
07-27-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By Phil_gretz

The seat tube location is most efficient for me...

The seat tube location is most efficient for me to reach and replace without looking. So, if I'm riding with only one bottle, it goes there.

If I'm riding with two bottles, then the seat tube one...
07-27-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By Phil_gretz

Google tells me that you have two bike shops in...

Google tells me that you have two bike shops in Tehran. Go to them and see what they can provide. God Bless and Keep you.
07-27-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,443
Posted By Phil_gretz

There are certain things for which you must have...

There are certain things for which you must have a torque wrench. No need to list those here as a few of the uses would cause an uproar here. You definitely must not do any of those things, or...
07-24-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,470
Posted By Phil_gretz

Shop-Vac is your friend...

Shop-Vac is your friend...
07-24-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By Phil_gretz

So Much Bait...

...which to bite? Okay, I'll take door #4.



[drumroll] Do it twice. [mic drop]
07-23-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 425
Posted By Phil_gretz

Yes!! I remember working with these. Unless...

Yes!! I remember working with these. Unless you're over 60 years old or a trained machinist, it's unlikely that you can read any non-digital device.
07-23-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,909
Posted By Phil_gretz

I really don't understand how these threads take...

I really don't understand how these threads take on such a long life. You'd think that the clipless crowd had been hypnotized by evil marketing men into believing something that's been proven not...
07-23-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 425
Posted By Phil_gretz

Digital calipers. A 1990s mountain bike could be...

Digital calipers. A 1990s mountain bike could be anything from 28.6mm upward. Photo?
07-23-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 768
Posted By Phil_gretz

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Cloth rim strips work best. Newbaum's 21mm is in stock at Performance's web...
07-23-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By Phil_gretz

The chain does not appear to be too short. Good...

The chain does not appear to be too short. Good job. Tell us more about the crank that you used. I'd also move the shifter clamp up higher on the downtube. Remove the old cables?
07-23-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,297
Posted By Phil_gretz

I re-watched the film Premium Rush in a...

I re-watched the film Premium Rush in a desperation move to stave off COVID boredom. It turned out better the second time through. I don't claim that it has any relevance to this thread, but it...
07-23-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By Phil_gretz

All things ISO-630 are available on eBay,...

All things ISO-630 are available on eBay, although I hate to recommend that. Supply isn't a problem if you're willing to pay...

What the heck are 27 x 1 1/4" accessories anyhow?
07-23-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,975
Posted By Phil_gretz

I didn't read any discernible political content...

I didn't read any discernible political content in the original post. You guys need to relax a bit. Not everything is a microaggression meant to victimize you...

I will say that the OP's style...
07-22-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 157,550
Posted By Phil_gretz

Yup. I've always enjoyed barcons on this type of...

Yup. I've always enjoyed barcons on this type of bike. The ride was quite acceptable. You know, confident handling if somewhat relaxed. I liked the gearing fine, as well. The nagging trouble was that...
07-22-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 962
Posted By Phil_gretz

Too Many Variables to answer...

...without some serious and strict testing. In my limited experience with riding hybrid style bikes (without exception, done borrowing a bike while on vacation somewhere), the riding position is...
07-22-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 778
Posted By Phil_gretz

My primary reason for wearing glasses is to...

My primary reason for wearing glasses is to protect my corneas from damage. I use cycling-specific glasses with interchangeable lenses. Clear for night or pre-dawn riding. Amber for diffuse...
07-21-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 895
Posted By Phil_gretz

I was thinking. Has the OP confirmed that his...

I was thinking. Has the OP confirmed that his hubs are perfectly adjusted so as not to rob him of precious watts? Tires optimally chosen and at the best possible inflation? These things matter,...
07-21-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 895
Posted By Phil_gretz

You knew the answer before you asked the...

You knew the answer before you asked the question. It's about watts produced, watts saved, and watts/kg when climbing. Watts produced is entirely on you, your bike fit, your nutrition, your...
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