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Forum: Commuting
04-11-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By dedhed

Fenders or not your bike will get a lot dirtier...

Fenders or not your bike will get a lot dirtier with road grit and slime.
04-11-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By dedhed

Make sure the front fender has breakaway mounting...

Make sure the front fender has breakaway mounting if you jam a stick or something in there.
04-10-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By dedhed

I personally would just be reusing that one. ...

I personally would just be reusing that one.
...
04-09-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,121
Posted By dedhed

Looks like some construction worker had too much...

Looks like some construction worker had too much time on his hands. Probably should have used green bar for rust protection.

Looks like #8 main frame at 2.67#/ft
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By dedhed

720 TREKKING 99, (European only model, with rack,...

720 TREKKING 99, (European only model, with rack, generator light set, fenders) explorer (a medium) green, perhaps also graphite pearl.

​​​​​​Trek Bike Models by Year and Color...
04-07-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By dedhed

this was a Lotus with a similar failure repaired...

this was a Lotus with a similar failure repaired by a local motorcycle shop


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/lotus2_4b8c8f07fd1eb20044423a1beafad02798f9ec6f.jpg...
04-06-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 868
Posted By dedhed

Old Schwinn. Nothing special. Buy something like...

Old Schwinn. Nothing special. Buy something like a used 90's rigid mountain bike and upgrade.

​​​​​​https://allentown.craigslist.org/bik/d/quakertown-diamondback-ascent-ex-early/7302597468.html
04-04-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By dedhed

Before I went and did a modification to the...

Before I went and did a modification to the clamp, I'd make sure a replacement was available if things go wrong.
04-03-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By dedhed

Not saying it can't be done, but here are some...

Not saying it can't be done, but here are some ideas of what you're up against.

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/885681-cup-cone-sealed-bearing-conversion.html
...
04-03-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By dedhed

In what application? hubs? headset? bottom...

In what application? hubs? headset? bottom bracket?, pedals?

Not typically something that can be done, installing cartridge bearings in a cup & cone application.
04-03-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By dedhed

I'd be the guy to pay with my CC and get the...

I'd be the guy to pay with my CC and get the points.
03-31-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 621
Posted By dedhed

"Deep dish" has been an auto wheel term used to...

"Deep dish" has been an auto wheel term used to describe custom extra wide wheels with an uneven offset, you know, dishing. This was long before deep aero rims arrived in the bicycle world....
03-30-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By dedhed

Can't vouch for this product but... ...

Can't vouch for this product but...
​​​​​​https://www.amazon.com/Axle-Release-Classic-Adapter-3-8-Inch/dp/B004Y97ZLK

Verify the thread but there are 3/8" X 26 tpi hollow axles out there. The...
03-30-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By dedhed

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1151645...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1151645-finding-right-tool-remove-old-suntour-bb.html
...
03-30-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By dedhed

https://www.amazon.com/Tension-Cupboard-Extendable...

https://www.amazon.com/Tension-Cupboard-Extendable-Wardrobe-Projects/dp/B088HHSNTH/ref=asc_df_B088HHSNTH/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459585386558&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12834851419339269469&hvp...
03-28-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By dedhed

It's a kids bike likely just a plastic protector...

It's a kids bike likely just a plastic protector to prevent "injuries" from a axle end. Probably pops right off exposing a nut. If it's actually metal a pair of vise grips or pliers will probably...
03-26-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By dedhed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0F_hibWHlU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0F_hibWHlU
03-25-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By dedhed

Technically speaking if you ask for a hex head...

Technically speaking if you ask for a hex head bolt this is what you are going to get.
What you are trying to remove is an Allen or socket head bolt
...
03-24-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,678
Posted By dedhed

Most shops won't even touch fork or frame...

Most shops won't even touch fork or frame straightening due to liability issues.
...
03-23-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,678
Posted By dedhed

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/700111-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/700111-fork-s-bent-2.html

​​​​​​https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1206231-straightening-fork-how-bent-too-bent.html
03-22-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 809
Posted By dedhed

I think you need to throw all that old junk in...

I think you need to throw all that old junk in the "Box O' Crap" and let someone else deal with it. :)
03-22-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 762
Posted By dedhed

I'm sure high performance auto tire issues will...

I'm sure high performance auto tire issues will affect his hybrid bike tire because of his high speed runs, and hard cornering, pulling all those G's with those plastic pedals.
03-21-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By dedhed

​​​​​​https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-suggestions...

​​​​​​https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-suggestions-user-assistance/
03-21-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,321
Posted By dedhed

Never had an issue with presta adaptors but only...

Never had an issue with presta adaptors but only use good brass ones with an O ring. The only time I use a hand pump is when I have a flat on the road.
03-20-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Posted By dedhed

Powder coat - Generally reasonable price,...

Powder coat - Generally reasonable price, durable, looks good
Rattle can yourself - Not as cheap as you think to do right, may or maynot look good based on prep or skill
DIY spray - Not too cheap,...
03-20-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By dedhed

Technology in what? Flat protection? Rolling...

Technology in what? Flat protection? Rolling resistance? Tread design? Wear? Weight? Production methods?
03-17-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 715
Posted By dedhed

For pouring over ice I highly recommend Woodford...

For pouring over ice I highly recommend Woodford reserve double oaked
03-17-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By dedhed

I personally would never cut the steerer and use...

I personally would never cut the steerer and use spacers instead as it gives you or the next owner more options on replacement headset stack height or future accessories.
03-15-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By dedhed

Looks like a cheap spoke wrench and a disc brake...

Looks like a cheap spoke wrench and a disc brake pad spacer for when you removal the wheel. Keeps pads apart if you push the handle with the wheel removed.
I'd guess the holes are for a kickstand.
03-15-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By dedhed

Keys to tapping aluminum are using the proper...

Keys to tapping aluminum are using the proper kind of tap flutes, clearing chips often. I use WD40 when tapping aluminum.
Another helpful hint is to check the tap in a drill press and turn it by...
03-15-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By dedhed

While this job is aluminum, I'd be very cautious...

While this job is aluminum, I'd be very cautious with a $30 imported tap set in a critical application, or hard to get at spot, especially in small diametrs.
While I own a cheap set for some...
03-14-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By dedhed

I don't have any problem finding acorn nuts in...

I don't have any problem finding acorn nuts in metric, SS, carbon steel, or even chromed at my local ACE or TruValue. I even get them in the 3mm? for drop out adjusting screw "knobs".
Most any...
03-14-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By dedhed

Get the BB chased and it'll go in like it should.

Get the BB chased and it'll go in like it should.
03-12-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By dedhed

The inside of the chain is relatively the same,...

The inside of the chain is relatively the same, the outside is thinner to accommodate the narrower spacing of the cogs. The "length" of a link is the same. On the front the issue is the spacing...
03-12-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By dedhed

It's a Schwinn S7 26" not a 559 26" size. ...

It's a Schwinn S7 26" not a 559 26" size.

http://www.greenephantom.com/schwinn_faq#:~:text=Schwinn%20Lightweights%20like%20the%20Breeze,just%20the%20cosmetics%20are%20different.)

...
03-12-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,723
Posted By dedhed

Or ...

Or

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/d/milwaukee-for-sale-trek-2100-pro/7285507686.html
03-10-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,891
Posted By dedhed

I've been using the Bdop drop pads in 6600...

I've been using the Bdop drop pads in 6600 Ultegra calipers for years without issue. They were cheaper back when I got them.
03-09-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By dedhed

Twist shifters are notorious for hard operation,...

Twist shifters are notorious for hard operation, especially cheap ones.
03-09-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By dedhed

If you want a bunch of cracked shins and kid...

If you want a bunch of cracked shins and kid never wanting to go on it again.

My kid used to actually fall asleep back there some times.
03-08-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By dedhed

Lots of threads on this ...

Lots of threads on this

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1127876-shift-cable-end-stuck-campag-nr-lever.html
...
03-07-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,557
Posted By dedhed

Is the stem beyond the minimum insertion line?

Is the stem beyond the minimum insertion line?
Forum: Foo
03-07-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,063
Posted By dedhed

One of the most underrated and relatively unknown...

One of the most underrated and relatively unknown guitarists in R&R history.

https://youtu.be/bMZGYLA_95k?list=PL8SS2dxMMcRO7FhD5eeEunNaVD4CiVlYP
03-07-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By dedhed

That's a quick release spring. One on each end of...

That's a quick release spring. One on each end of the skewer. Critical to skewer operation? NO, just makes life easier.
03-07-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,960
Posted By dedhed

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0373/1941/produc...

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0373/1941/products/2015_05_059999EOS-7D_22_grande.jpg?v=1447519784
...
Forum: Foo
03-07-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,063
Posted By dedhed

https://youtu.be/CL80jFkLzQ0

https://youtu.be/CL80jFkLzQ0
03-07-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,960
Posted By dedhed

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/154679-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/154679-totally-tubular.html

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1177764-ancient-tubular-rims.html
Forum: Foo
03-07-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 723
Posted By dedhed

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1213x1603/bicycling_mar_1981_expedition_dragon_ian_hibbell_indonesia_p74_50pct_8de40ff78165dc4a3aec12e438979d9178df53cf.jpg
03-06-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,325
Posted By dedhed

The red ones are the fastest

The red ones are the fastest
03-03-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,919
Posted By dedhed

I find by the time I would load a bike up, take...

I find by the time I would load a bike up, take it to the shop, wait for it to get repaired, and return to pickup, I can usually just do it myself.

I'll farm out things that require expensive...
03-02-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By dedhed

It'll be fine. Ever inflate a tube after a patch...

It'll be fine. Ever inflate a tube after a patch and see the distortion? Did it ride OK in the tire?
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