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08-05-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 382
Posted By squirtdad

and too things are of great help a quick link...

and too things are of great help a quick link tool (one the the better tool investments I have made)

and a piece of wire bent at both ends to hold the chain in place while you fiddle with the...
Forum: Foo
08-05-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 33,537
Posted By chewybrian

Actually, no. I've been here 20 years and never...

Actually, no. I've been here 20 years and never seen Florida Man out doing his thing. This "Florida Man" image is what the world thinks our whole country is about, but really most people are just...
Forum: Foo
08-05-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 33,537
Posted By chewybrian

He forgot Florida Man 101: "Here, hold my beer" ...

He forgot Florida Man 101: "Here, hold my beer"

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08-04-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,287
Posted By Phil_gretz

Thanks, All For The Inputs...

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WHOO-HOO!!!
08-02-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,287
Posted By Phil_gretz

And bingo...

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

I'll attempt the...
07-29-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Iride01

Maybe take a picture and post it. Being a newbie...

Maybe take a picture and post it. Being a newbie you won't be able to upload it but you can put it on a hosting site and write the URL in the plain text of your next message. Might have to remove...
07-25-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By Miele Man

Put the chain onto the big chainring BEFORE...

Put the chain onto the big chainring BEFORE trying to loosen the pedal. Put a piece of split foam pipe insulation over that to further protect your knuckles.

Cheers
Forum: Foo
07-23-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 33,537
Posted By no motor?

You 2 are thinking of those Georgia weirdos.

You 2 are thinking of those Georgia weirdos.
07-21-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By dsbrantjr

I have a dog bone wrench like that which I used...

I have a dog bone wrench like that which I used on my old Dunelt 3-speed bike back in the '60s. It was my father's so is likely over 70 years old or more. Still works as well (or poorly) as it did...
07-19-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By dedhed

^^^^^ This. AS well as run a wire brush over it...

^^^^^ This. AS well as run a wire brush over it and maybe a WD 40 flush before oiling.
07-19-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Jeff Wills

Honestly, the cogs do not look worn. Is it...

Honestly, the cogs do not look worn. Is it freewheeling at all? It might just need some lubrication, which you can do by running some heavy oil into the slot between the fixed and turning portions...
07-18-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By dsbrantjr

Not so much on derailleur screws, but on...

Not so much on derailleur screws, but on electronics items and many others, JIS screws can be recognized by a dot or dimple on the head next to the drive recess.
...
07-18-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By 408mopar

So guess the answer is, "yes", there are a lot of...

So guess the answer is, "yes", there are a lot of specialized tools, but they don't cost as much as auto repair tools. Which is what I kinda figured.

I have all of the basics, and I buy any...
07-07-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,785
Posted By CliffordK

Setting a tire bead with a mini-pump. ...

Setting a tire bead with a mini-pump.

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07-07-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By dedhed

Beer often used to work as an authorization...

Beer often used to work as an authorization document. Discreetly offered
07-06-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By squirtdad

look to get donor bikes for parts (stripped...

look to get donor bikes for parts (stripped cannabilized bike....take the parts off and use for future builds) and checkout any local bike coops and possible LBS about to go to the junk pile boxes
...
07-06-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 402
Posted By Trakhak

If you have ample stock of 26" rim strips, you...

If you have ample stock of 26" rim strips, you can cut them down as needed and overlap and rubber cement the ends to make 20" rim strips.
07-04-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By mracrook

it turns out that Halfords can order them in in...

it turns out that Halfords can order them in in case anyone has the same issue.
07-03-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 402
Posted By dsbrantjr

You could use a couple of layers of Kapton tape,...

You could use a couple of layers of Kapton tape, or some filament-reinforced packing tape instead.
07-03-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 402
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Given the current shortage of many basic bike...

Given the current shortage of many basic bike parts, due to the world wide disruption of manufacturing and the massive increase of demand from the Covid-19 pandemic, it's no surprise that rim strips...
07-03-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 402
Posted By cpach

Do you have a QBP account? They have Kenda 20"...

Do you have a QBP account? They have Kenda 20" rimstrips for a reasonable price.
07-02-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Synack42

Another salvaged curbside find

Was on my daily workout route the other day and saw an early 90's steel frame upside down in a subdivision yard. (I'm a sucker for 26er bikes... My main workhorse is a frame up 26er build with rigid...
06-28-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By ridethecliche

I think bike programs and coops that help get...

I think bike programs and coops that help get bikes to kids and folks that couldn't otherwise afford them allow people to have a childhood with some sort of normalcy and also allow others to get to...
06-28-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,547
Posted By billnuke1

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The clamp on the far left is a conversion...it was...
06-28-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By Miele Man

Just a caution, but some of the posts in this ...

Just a caution, but some of the posts in this thread, the ones with name calling are in violation of the Forum rules.
"Harassment
Harassment occurs when a member insults, attacks, and denigrates...
06-27-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And given the low cost of a new/used ft der how...

And given the low cost of a new/used ft der how much time is this repair worth? Andy
06-27-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,547
Posted By FiftySix

Today I modified an old automotive security lug...

Today I modified an old automotive security lug nut tool into a Schwinn kickstand removal tool. This allows me to get a c-clamp onto the tool to press the spring loaded kickstand retainer bushing for...
06-27-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By sweeks

I had this exact thing happen to me starting...

I had this exact thing happen to me starting across an intersection on my first folding bike, a Strida 2. Luckily no damage to the nethers. :-)
06-27-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By dedhed

While a not common failure mode, not unheard of...

While a not common failure mode, not unheard of either.
06-27-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By madpogue

So an MTBSO.... And yes, I'm joking, I'm...

So an MTBSO....

And yes, I'm joking, I'm sure it'll be a fine entry level bike for someone needing one.
06-26-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By ridethecliche

Could have rusted after shearing and being left...

Could have rusted after shearing and being left out because it was unrideable.
06-26-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By Miele Man

There used to b a fellow about 5 miles outside...

There used to b a fellow about 5 miles outside of town and he fixed a lot of bikes and I'd sometimes help him. One day he showed me a bike with a loose bottom bracket. It was a Shimano cartridge...
06-24-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By branko_76

When my wife's chain came off, I let her do other...

When my wife's chain came off, I let her do other things.....:love:
06-22-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,547
Posted By billnuke1

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I buy these whenever I see’em!...even the broken them, especially the broken ones! I just swap’em out! ...
06-22-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By dsbrantjr

A microfiber cloth works better than a cotton...

A microfiber cloth works better than a cotton ball and will cover more area faster.
06-20-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By 70sSanO

Hairspray to install. Air compressor to remove. ...

Hairspray to install. Air compressor to remove.

John
06-20-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By JohnDThompson

Water with a little dish soap works well for...

Water with a little dish soap works well for installing grips, but it takes a while for it to dry out and secure the grip firmly. Hair spray works as well, and hardens up much quicker.
06-05-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By Thomas15

One word: California

One word: California
05-31-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By dsbrantjr

To do this I turn the tire inside out to help...

To do this I turn the tire inside out to help open up any hidden holes, then go over the inner surface with a microfiber cloth (best) or ball of cotton; it will catch an anything sticking through. ...
05-31-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By blamester

So likely the cones are turning when you tighten...

So likely the cones are turning when you tighten the wheel nuts.
You need to tighten the locknut up against the cone to hold it in place.
Difficult if you don't have a cone spanner.
05-31-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By dsbrantjr

blamester's suggestion to remove the wheel is the...

blamester's suggestion to remove the wheel is the best way to determine which is dragging. You have checked to be certain that the tire is not dragging on the frame, nor the brake pad touching the...
05-28-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,785
Posted By Bianchi84

Suntour Chain- Key Chain ...

Suntour Chain- Key Chain

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05-24-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 957
Posted By daoswald

This happened to me once. I was so annoyed by it...

This happened to me once. I was so annoyed by it that I disassembled the bottom bracket to inspect. There was nothing wrong with it. So then my imagination told me it was coming from one of a handful...
05-23-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By dsbrantjr

Or use a quick release bolt on the existing...

Or use a quick release bolt on the existing clamp. Here is an example: https://www.amazon.com/Promax-Clamp-Quick-Release-Black/dp/B007Y5G9Z4
05-21-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 941
Posted By sdmc530

I have some of both, both are fine really for...

I have some of both, both are fine really for home use. I like to support Park for the simple reasons they are a local company in MN and their CS and video library is amazing. they do a really good...
05-13-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Bill in VA

It is not a Bike Part. It is the USGI handle for...

It is not a Bike Part. It is the USGI handle for a cleaning rod set for the US M14 Service Rifle. Seriously.

Here is a photo the Kit. You tool is second item on the left.
...
05-08-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By dsbrantjr

That'll buff right out.

That'll buff right out.
05-03-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By DrIsotope

Elmer's Rubber Cement will work. You should be...

Elmer's Rubber Cement will work. You should be able to find it pretty much everywhere-- genuinely surprised your Wally World doesn't have it.

I've been using the same can of Slime Rubber Cement...
04-28-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By pdlamb

Park SW 20.2 (or 22.2, depending on your nipple)...

Park SW 20.2 (or 22.2, depending on your nipple) is the best I've used. So good that, even when I see threads like this and finances are flush, I look at the nice spoke wrench, shrug, and say "Why...
04-21-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Jeff Wills

In that case, the drum brake probably needs to be...

In that case, the drum brake probably needs to be unscrewed from the hub. This might need a special removal tool or a big effin' wrench, depending. A couple more posts and you can add a picture. ...
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