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Forum: Touring
09-04-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,107
Posted By hkhailey

"Why isn't touring just called bikepacking? ...

"Why isn't touring just called bikepacking?

No Brainer.
Bike Touring is going places on a bicycle.
Bike Packing is prepping the bike for shipment.

Which would you rather do?
07-18-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,152
Posted By hkhailey

We just use the air hose again to put (expand)...

We just use the air hose again to put (expand) the new grips on. It's quick, there is no drying time and no residue of anything to interfere with the grip. With the 150psi airflow, you can easily...
07-15-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,120
Posted By hkhailey

Carbon Fiber is not 'Plastic". It's glorified...

Carbon Fiber is not 'Plastic". It's glorified Paper.
07-15-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,120
Posted By hkhailey

Right down the street at our LBS. Or any LBS that...

Right down the street at our LBS. Or any LBS that has an older mechanic or frame builder with welding/brazing skills, knowledge and tools. Good ones can make the repair and you would never know it...
07-15-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,120
Posted By hkhailey

Right On, Right On, Right On !!!! I'll say it,...

Right On, Right On, Right On !!!!
I'll say it, too!

I help out at a Local Bike Shop occasionally. The owner started out when he was 12 at an actual Schwinn shop and can fix literally anything...
07-09-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,152
Posted By hkhailey

But you can't remove handle bar grips with a...

But you can't remove handle bar grips with a floor pump.
07-09-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,152
Posted By hkhailey

Amen and Amen!

Amen and Amen!
01-13-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,777
Posted By hkhailey

Same where I am. Too many lifted 4X4s around...

Same where I am. Too many lifted 4X4s around here. I'd hate to have to be scraped off of an oil pan.
10-14-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,030
Posted By hkhailey

I'm just opposite. I can ride wheelie down the...

I'm just opposite. I can ride wheelie down the street but can't bunny hop at all.
11-11-14, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,716
Posted By hkhailey

[QUOTE=RoadGuy;17297677] Using vice grips can be...

[QUOTE=RoadGuy;17297677] Using vice grips can be self-defeating. When you tighten the jaws, you are crushing the nipple body onto the spoke threads, making it harder to unscrew the broken nipple. ....
11-11-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,484
Posted By hkhailey

I specifically tell all of the people that expect...

I specifically tell all of the people that expect me to maintain their bikes NOT to use motor oil on their chains or I won't work on their bikes. It's a dirt and sand magnet and not just on the chain...
11-11-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By hkhailey

Same here. There is always someone that needs a...

Same here. There is always someone that needs a bike, whether they know it or not or expect it or not. Some of the biggest smiles I've gotten from people was from giving them a fairly nice, finely...
10-06-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 69,289
Posted By hkhailey

Yes Sir, That's the way to roll.

Yes Sir, That's the way to roll.
10-06-14, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By hkhailey

Shifter

I had the same problem with a Shimano Total Integration brake and shifter combo (STM050). I didn't catch it on my first visual inspection of the shifter innards. After playing around with...
10-01-14, 09:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 69,289
Posted By hkhailey

I've been using the Elmer's rubber cement for...

I've been using the Elmer's rubber cement for quite a while, also with no problems. But then, I still ignite the glue. Always have since I was taught that way in 1966.

I got tired of the little...
09-24-14, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,837
Posted By hkhailey

After six + years of fairly regular use, I've not...

After six + years of fairly regular use, I've not had this issue. I check each time I start to use the stand and it's always right where I initially calibrated it to. I also store the calibration...
09-22-14, 09:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,730
Posted By hkhailey

That's a fact. I didn't like the Simplex rear...

That's a fact. I didn't like the Simplex rear DR's either.
09-22-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,837
Posted By hkhailey

With the Minoura, the dishing is already taken...

With the Minoura, the dishing is already taken care of, no dishing tool is required.
09-22-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By hkhailey

Same with the PCS-9. I store mine on a wire spice...

Same with the PCS-9. I store mine on a wire spice rack and Velcro on the side of a roll around bike specific tool board I made. Seems like lately It doesn't stay stored for very long, though.

Park...
09-20-14, 04:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,837
Posted By hkhailey

Same here, I like the Minoura and build wheels on...

Same here, I like the Minoura and build wheels on it regularly. Then, fold it up and stash it under the couch when I'm done. I was skeptical when I first got it but it's been great. After doing the...
09-20-14, 04:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,942
Posted By hkhailey

I got over skinny tires years ago. At 165 I ride...

I got over skinny tires years ago. At 165 I ride 35's on my hybrid touring bike. I'm not in a race with anyone but there is more speed there than some might think. Comfort as well. (yeah, I'm a...
09-10-14, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By hkhailey

Putting the fully assembled and inflated tire...

Putting the fully assembled and inflated tire back on the stand is always my final truing step. Sometimes it needs a bit more and others, not so much. But this is the step where I go for lateral...
Forum: Touring
09-08-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,934
Posted By hkhailey

I had a 1995 model with flat bars, Sram Grip...

I had a 1995 model with flat bars, Sram Grip shifters, Shimano Alivio components all around. when I first got it, my intentions were to put the Shimano 7 speed brake/shifter combo on it. But the...
09-08-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By hkhailey

Amen. That's the way we roll around here. And we...

Amen. That's the way we roll around here. And we roll fast and true and for long periods of time.
09-08-14, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By hkhailey

It's more than likely going to be toe in. When...

It's more than likely going to be toe in. When you align the pads, place a penny behind the rear of the pad and hold it in place while tightening the pad. Do this on each side. (if you have a third...
09-08-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By hkhailey

When you properly aligned the pads, did you...

When you properly aligned the pads, did you happen to adjust the toe in? I use a third hand tool and two pennies, one under the rear edge of each pad before I tighten the pads. I had an 84 Myata that...
09-05-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,306
Posted By hkhailey

Keep a frequent check on ebay, especially the...

Keep a frequent check on ebay, especially the vintage cycling category. search brake hoods and you would be surprised what all shows up.

Good job on the polishing.
09-01-14, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By hkhailey

A thick rubber band (Actually, one of those...

A thick rubber band (Actually, one of those Livestrong bands work best) doubled or tripled around your handle bar to hold your front brake engaged, then prop it against your basket ball goal. That's...
08-31-14, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,306
Posted By hkhailey

Shimano Tourney's work good. I modernized a...

Shimano Tourney's work good. I modernized a similar Ross Mixte frame with a 7 speed Shimano freewheel, Tourney RD, Shimano Alivio FD, Shimano BB and triple Crankset, Shimano ST-EF51 3x7S...
08-07-14, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By hkhailey

Pro-link works great for me for lubing and...

Pro-link works great for me for lubing and keeping it pretty much clean and grit-free. Twice a year I take the chain off and do the Kerosene in a coffee can trick, blow it dry with the compressor...
09-15-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By hkhailey

The cuts in the first step are basically going to...

The cuts in the first step are basically going to give you a little more room to tighten your existing seat post. Looking at the pics, it looks like the steel has stretched, that's why the left and...
09-15-11, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By hkhailey

Rotary tool, J.B. Weld and a thin washer

I have used this fix several times over the years with good results.
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09-06-11, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,599
Posted By hkhailey

Amen. Like rubber

Amen. Like rubber
07-15-11, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By hkhailey

That's the easiest & quickest way that I've...

That's the easiest & quickest way that I've found.
07-01-11, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By hkhailey

The cones are adjusted a little too tight. There...

The cones are adjusted a little too tight. There should be slight play in the axle with the skewer open.
06-29-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By hkhailey

Did you try tightening your shifter cable? That's...

Did you try tightening your shifter cable? That's the most likely culprit, since cables do stretch over time.

The limits make no diference and are exactly as the name implies, "Limits" to keep...
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