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11-02-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,243
Posted By Dyskolos

As you're replacing the cable and housing, don't...

As you're replacing the cable and housing, don't forget to change the Teflon tubing under the bottom bracket if you have externally-routed cables. That tubing is a grit magnet.
06-28-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,661
Posted By Dyskolos

1:7,154 miles, by actual measurement.

1:7,154 miles, by actual measurement.
06-26-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,661
Posted By Dyskolos

I had four injury/damage crashes prior to being...

I had four injury/damage crashes prior to being hit by a car, all of which were self-inflicted and one of which resulted in greater physical injury and more more damage to the bike than being hit by...
06-25-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By Dyskolos

Sidewalk Cycling Isn't Safe Either

Man deliberately plowed into family on bike ride, killing father, police say - WNCN...
06-25-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By Dyskolos

While I did the same periodic maintenance to the...

While I did the same periodic maintenance to the Shimano jockey wheels when I used them and had few issues, I've started using Tacx replacement ball bearing wheels and have found them to be excellent.
06-25-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,661
Posted By Dyskolos

I came to that conclusion after being hit by a...

I came to that conclusion after being hit by a car last month. I was doing everything right, time of day, low traffic, very bright lights front and back, High-visibility clothing and shoes, mirror...
06-02-18, 04:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,706
Posted By Dyskolos

It works until it doesn’t. Like you, I ride...

It works until it doesn’t.

Like you, I ride with two very bright red lights in the rear, a very tight flashing white light in the front, hi-viz Jersey, shoes, socks, rear radar, mirror, etc. I was...
05-28-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,734
Posted By Dyskolos

Wolftooth makes a nice tool specifically for...

Wolftooth makes a nice tool specifically for carry on the bike: https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/pack-pliers

I have one and find it to be well-made and a nice size.
05-22-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,928
Posted By Dyskolos

This jumped out at me. It wouldn’t be limited to...

This jumped out at me. It wouldn’t be limited to just the trim, but have you looked for resistance where the cable goes through the Teflon tubing under the bottom bracket? I’ve had dirt and sand pack...
05-22-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,438
Posted By Dyskolos

No worries! An active link may help others.

No worries! An active link may help others.
05-21-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,542
Posted By Dyskolos

I absolutely agree. I am sending a victim impact...

I absolutely agree. I am sending a victim impact statement to the DA that says, in part:



and later in the statement:
05-20-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By Dyskolos

Michelin Airstop is the brand of unthreaded...

Michelin Airstop is the brand of unthreaded Presta tubes I use.
05-18-18, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By Dyskolos

Out of curiosity, I topped off my tubes and paid...

Out of curiosity, I topped off my tubes and paid close attention to the experience. :-) Using a Serfas FP-200SE pump with a newly refreshed gasket on Michelin Airstop tubes (no threads), I heard the...
05-18-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,438
Posted By Dyskolos

Here is the link to the manual that Crankycrank...

Here is the link to the manual that Crankycrank tried to post: https://www.kent.bike/index.php?controller=attachment&id_attachment=8
05-18-18, 04:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,542
Posted By Dyskolos

Quoting myself to make the point that sometimes...

Quoting myself to make the point that sometimes it just doesn’t matter. I was hit by a driver the day after I posted this who stated at the scene that he never saw me in spite of all of this.
05-16-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,500
Posted By Dyskolos

Here's an alternative to the chain whip that I...

Here's an alternative to the chain whip that I find easier to use:

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05-15-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By Dyskolos

That's a good point - I assumed Presta, which may...

That's a good point - I assumed Presta, which may not have been a good assumption.
05-15-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By Dyskolos

I can only confirm it through logic and...

I can only confirm it through logic and experience. Once pressure drops on the hose side, the valve closes preventing escape of air. Then, the pressure in the hose decreases to equal ambient...
05-15-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By Dyskolos

The air escaping on detaching is pressurized air...

The air escaping on detaching is pressurized air in the hose and need not be accounted for.
05-14-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,542
Posted By Dyskolos

I use a flashing front light, a flashing rear...

I use a flashing front light, a flashing rear light/radar on my seat post, and a flashing red light on my left drop bar. I also use a mirror, hi-viz jersey, hi-viz shoes, and hi-viz socks. In my...
05-02-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,831
Posted By Dyskolos

This link may be a good resource for you: Bicycle...

This link may be a good resource for you: Bicycle Bike Noises, Clicks, Ticks, Creaks, Clunks, Knocks Repair by Jim Langley (http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/keepitquiet.html) Noises are notoriously...
04-18-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,840
Posted By Dyskolos

I am a tool junkie and have the steel ruler, the...

I am a tool junkie and have the steel ruler, the Pedro tool, and the Shimano tool. I use the steel ruler.
04-18-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,448
Posted By Dyskolos

Garmin Livetrack

Garmin Livetrack
04-02-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By Dyskolos

I have had issues with those specific pedals, and...

I have had issues with those specific pedals, and have talked with others who have had as well. The issue is that using the hex tool with a lot of torque cracks the hex socket part of the spindle at...
03-26-18, 10:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,031
Posted By Dyskolos

Retaining Compound (641 vs. 609) for BB86

Removing my BB86 (Hollowtech II, Giant Defy Composite) yesterday took more heat and pounding than I expected due to my having previously installed it using Loctite 609, as recommended in Lennard...
02-15-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,900
Posted By Dyskolos

Exactly. I stated above that grease attracts...

Exactly. I stated above that grease attracts dirt but, more accurately, grease retains dirt. It's useful on higher temperature, closed surfaces under greater bearing pressure but a small amount of...
02-15-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,900
Posted By Dyskolos

Grease attracts dirt. If it were an enclosed...

Grease attracts dirt. If it were an enclosed system then grease, at least, wouldn't be harmful. If I were to use grease, especially a large amount, I would make it a point to de-grease and clean my...
02-15-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,900
Posted By Dyskolos

My preference is to clean thoroughly using a...

My preference is to clean thoroughly using a spray degreaser, such as Clean Streak. If I use any lube at all, I use a couple of small drops of a very light oil, such as Tech Lite. In my experience,...
11-06-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,341
Posted By Dyskolos

I am also an NC cyclist and agree 100%. I do not...

I am also an NC cyclist and agree 100%. I do not force any car to pass me more than once. Even if I am on the shoulder and approach a red light, I will signal a stop and stop at my place on the...
08-07-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By Dyskolos

I crashed on a MUP with a non-MIPs Giro helmet at...

I crashed on a MUP with a non-MIPs Giro helmet at about 10 mph and lost consciousness for a minute or two. The bike took the brunt of the damage and I was essentially unscathed. I replaced that...
07-13-17, 07:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,208
Posted By Dyskolos

My opinion is that 105 yields the best...

My opinion is that 105 yields the best cost/benefit analysis for a club rider. If you are a sponsored racer then my opinion would be different and you likely wouldn't be asking anyway. Ultegra is...
06-04-17, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,641
Posted By Dyskolos

I use an older Feedback Sports stand with a...

I use an older Feedback Sports stand with a similar clamp on my Defy Composite aero seat post. I use a piece of pipe wrap foam to buffer it a bit. You could also use a piece of pool noodle. That...
01-27-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,964
Posted By Dyskolos

I have the Stein lockring tool and can vouch for...

I have the Stein lockring tool and can vouch for its high quality and fine workmanship. Also highly recommended.
01-06-17, 06:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,092
Posted By Dyskolos

Yep, there was talk of converting it to student...

Yep, there was talk of converting it to student housing, but now it seems they've decided to demolish it and put up apartments. Change is the only constant in life . . .
01-05-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,092
Posted By Dyskolos

I didn't know what you had at the time you...

I didn't know what you had at the time you posted, not that it mattered a lot as the part is the same for the various product lines, but here are the links for the two Tourney-level levers, ST-070...
01-05-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,092
Posted By Dyskolos

It has been a long time since I've worked on one...

It has been a long time since I've worked on one that uses the clevis (cable hook), but if memory serves, it fits into a u-shaped cradle. I believe also that the cradle is slightly curved inward at...
01-05-17, 08:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,092
Posted By Dyskolos

They seem to be available: Shimano STI Lever...

They seem to be available: Shimano STI Lever Brake Cable Hook, Fit Dura-Ace Ultegra 105 Tiagra Sora Claris | eBay...
01-05-17, 08:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,092
Posted By Dyskolos

I believe what you are looking for is called the...

I believe what you are looking for is called the cable hook unit by Shimano. See #4 here:...
10-26-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,150
Posted By Dyskolos

If it is a Shimano pedal with only a hex, i.e.,...

If it is a Shimano pedal with only a hex, i.e., no flats, it may be that the metal in the hex has cracked. I've had it happen as have had others to whom I've spoken. When you apply pressure with a...
10-25-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,429
Posted By Dyskolos

To be clear, in my case the replacement rim was...

To be clear, in my case the replacement rim was exactly the same.
10-24-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,429
Posted By Dyskolos

I just went through this last week, and this was...

I just went through this last week, and this was my choice. Bent front rim, unable to true. I bought a replacement rim, taped it beside the old one, and swapped spokes over, one-by-one using new...
08-17-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By Dyskolos

I had a similar issue when sand and dirt fouled...

I had a similar issue when sand and dirt fouled up the guide tubing under the BB. I bought a roll of the tubing and now replace it every time I replace cables and housing.
08-02-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,659
Posted By Dyskolos

Something to check - if you use the round valve...

Something to check - if you use the round valve nuts that come with Presta tubes, check them for tightness or remove them.
07-28-16, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By Dyskolos

I recently replaced my stock 24 spoke, cartridge...

I recently replaced my stock 24 spoke, cartridge bearing wheels with Mavic Open Sport 32 spoke, ball-and-cone wheels and love them: Mavic Open Sport / Shimano 105 5800 Road Wheelset...
04-27-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,363
Posted By Dyskolos

No, it was the rear, thankfully. Otherwise, I...

No, it was the rear, thankfully. Otherwise, I would do exactly that. I'm still watching it closely, though. Forty miles on the repair so far and no indication of imminent failure.
04-27-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,363
Posted By Dyskolos

Yikes! I'd be much more apt to ride on the...

Yikes! I'd be much more apt to ride on the shoulder here if they'd clean it every once in a while . . .
04-27-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,363
Posted By Dyskolos

Exactly. It brings to mind stories I've read of...

Exactly. It brings to mind stories I've read of the cavities in low-velocity hollow points being plugged by fabric and turning into wad cutters.
04-27-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,363
Posted By Dyskolos

It's a Kevlar-belted tire, so maybe that was the...

It's a Kevlar-belted tire, so maybe that was the advantage. The rubber plug may have also buffered the sharpness of the screw as it penetrated.
04-27-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,460
Posted By Dyskolos

My understanding is that the top coat on...

My understanding is that the top coat on composite frames is lacquer, the same substance as nail polish.
04-27-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,363
Posted By Dyskolos

A Fortunate Almost Flat

I had an interesting experience during yesterday's ride. About 5 miles left, I started hearing, "tap, tap, tap" coming from a tire. I scraped the front, thinking a piece of gravel had become lodged,...
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