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07-04-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,693
Posted By melloveloyellow

I use SPDs. It took maybe 500 miles before I was...

I use SPDs. It took maybe 500 miles before I was happy. They're easy to use, but I didn't believe clipping out would be intuitive after 20+ years in toe clips. When I realized I wasn't thinking...
06-03-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,516
Posted By melloveloyellow

Shimano calls it a "cartridge" er.. axle, but it...

Shimano calls it a "cartridge" er.. axle, but it isn't a cartridge bearing per se. Frankly, if it's serviceable, it's good IMO. :thumb:

The OEM grease appears to be assembly-oriented. It looks...
06-02-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,516
Posted By melloveloyellow

If you've ever svc'd m520s or m540s, you'd find...

If you've ever svc'd m520s or m540s, you'd find loose BBs. They are well sealed, however.

I've always thought it odd that one would want to handicap oneself w/pure biking shoes & cleats that make...
06-01-16, 05:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,516
Posted By melloveloyellow

I don't rightly know. The time I fractured the...

I don't rightly know. The time I fractured the pawls in my freehub (DuraAce, no less) and had to walk several miles was unexpected. You just never can tell..
06-01-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By melloveloyellow

Go for it, man! :thumb:

Go for it, man! :thumb:
06-01-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,516
Posted By melloveloyellow

All paved riding for me as well, with Shimano...

All paved riding for me as well, with Shimano PD-M540 pedals. Very easy to clip in/out w/the M (56) cleats. No penguin-walk with Pearl Izumi X-Alp Drift bike shoes, either. From what I've read...
05-31-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By melloveloyellow

After using Pearl Izumi's for years (and they're...

After using Pearl Izumi's for years (and they're excellent) I found Aerotech men's pro bike shorts. At $40, they're less than half the price. They're lasting well and are very comfortable. As to...
05-12-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,690
Posted By melloveloyellow

Thread diversion here, but if someone (in the US)...

Thread diversion here, but if someone (in the US) sent me $10, I'd gladly ship those to him/her. First PM wins..

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Fast Jake is the winner.
05-11-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,690
Posted By melloveloyellow

520976 Got these decades ago for my Shimano 600...

520976
Got these decades ago for my Shimano 600 headsets. I've never encountered another headset I could use them on.

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As mentioned before, multi-size spoke wrench means...
05-11-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 106,813
Posted By melloveloyellow

Along the American River in Folsom, CA. ...

Along the American River in Folsom, CA.
Today, I saw several ducks w/ducklings and 2 geese w/goslings. I love the Spring.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,515
Posted By melloveloyellow

Pace Coolmax Cycling Cap - Outside Outfitters...

Pace Coolmax Cycling Cap - Outside Outfitters (http://www.outsideoutfitters.com/p-25418-pace-coolmax-cycling-cap.aspx?variantID=78194&gclid=CL6E1pmdvswCFZY1aQodgH8Ccw)

I've been wearing these for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By melloveloyellow

Four words: Loctite blue Torque wrench

Four words:

Loctite blue
Torque wrench
04-14-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,951
Posted By melloveloyellow

Looks like we're headed for this.. 515820

Looks like we're headed for this..

515820
04-12-16, 04:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,032
Posted By melloveloyellow

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04-08-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,282
Posted By melloveloyellow

I have a set of used Deore DX "brifters". ...

I have a set of used Deore DX "brifters". They've been in my parts bin for many years - since last century! They worked fine when I was using them (with canti's and 3x7 drivetrain). If you're...
04-07-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,282
Posted By melloveloyellow

7 Speed? ...

7 Speed?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003YSS8TK/ref=pe_309540_26725410_item

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003ZM9RX6/ref=pe_309540_26725410_item

and

Shimano BL-R550 Canti Brake Lever Set, Flat...
04-07-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,755
Posted By melloveloyellow

Remove the pedal, grease the threads, and...

Remove the pedal, grease the threads, and reinstall first.
04-01-16, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,010
Posted By melloveloyellow

I have SPDs on my 1985 Ritchey! I use the...

I have SPDs on my 1985 Ritchey!

I use the "M" cleats. They are multirelease cleats, and are easier to learn with. They fit any shoe/pedal that is SPD, and are available at REI, etc. I'm still...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,539
Posted By melloveloyellow

If her pedals are SPD, buy the M cleats.

If her pedals are SPD, buy the M cleats.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,297
Posted By melloveloyellow

Helmets? We don't need no stinkin' helmets.....

Helmets?

We don't need no stinkin' helmets..




Where's my pudding?
03-28-16, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,390
Posted By melloveloyellow

Are you handy? Do you have access to woodworking...

Are you handy? Do you have access to woodworking tools? Check out Musson's book & homemade truing stand. Mine cost $9 - for Musson's book. I had leftover plywood, etc., to build with, though.
03-27-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,282
Posted By melloveloyellow

Only if you never open it! IME (and others as...

Only if you never open it! IME (and others as well) the cans do not have a quality seal and the glue "dries up".
03-27-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,282
Posted By melloveloyellow

Buy a can of vulcanizing cement. Then pour it...

Buy a can of vulcanizing cement. Then pour it into some nail polish bottles. It won't dry up and the nail polish brush is a fine applicator. Since you'll probably have to buy 8 oz. of glue, maybe...
03-21-16, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 841
Posted By melloveloyellow

Yet another way to fill a Dualco grease gun

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Dualco grease gun

If you have a cartridge-type grease gun on hand (3 oz or 12 oz), you can fill a Dualco with it and avoid much of the mess. Remove the tip of the Dualco, take out the...
03-21-16, 11:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 20,444
Posted By melloveloyellow

If you have a cartridge-type grease gun on hand,...

If you have a cartridge-type grease gun on hand, you can fill a Dualco with it and avoid much of the mess. Remove the tip of the Dualco, take out the small spring and BB that's behind the tip,...
03-15-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,238
Posted By melloveloyellow

I did the same, although your stand is a better...

I did the same, although your stand is a better rendition than mine. :thumb: The cost was $0 for me (except $9 for Musson's book), as I have the tools and plywood spares. I've built 7 wheels to...
03-11-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 106,813
Posted By melloveloyellow

That's a great shot!, and a tempting peek at what...

That's a great shot!, and a tempting peek at what must be a beautiful bike. Thanks for posting this! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,865
Posted By melloveloyellow

iPhones only offer optical image stabilization...

iPhones only offer optical image stabilization (IS) w/the 6S. The Canon S100, S110, or S120 have it as well as the 24mm FOV you want. IS is a must in a small, light camera, IMO. I've used the S100...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,476
Posted By melloveloyellow

These work well for me, maybe they'll fit you. ...

These work well for me, maybe they'll fit you. They're safety glasses, and also come in clear.

Dewalt DPG54-2C Protector Smoke High Performance Lightweight Protective Safety Glasses with...
03-08-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,520
Posted By melloveloyellow

I have tubes with 6 patches on them, and...

I have tubes with 6 patches on them, and counting. It's no big deal.

Some time ago, I bought a 100 pack of Rema FO-P 16mm patches, and an 8 oz can of Prema "vulcanizing" cement. My wife gave me...
02-03-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 69,232
Posted By melloveloyellow

5023845023851985 Ritchey Ascent. I have enjoyed...

5023845023851985 Ritchey Ascent. I have enjoyed this trusty steed for 30 years now..
01-18-16, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By melloveloyellow

I have the gun and tip shown in the OP. I'm glad...

I have the gun and tip shown in the OP. I'm glad the Dualco works for you, but it was just this kind of finagelling that led me to give up on it. It's not "if", but "when" you run into a feed...
12-22-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,056
Posted By melloveloyellow

Yes. Once you have removed the standard tip...

Yes. Once you have removed the standard tip (which screws off).

Example link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/191651909140

There are many other variations. Google "grease gun tip"
12-22-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,056
Posted By melloveloyellow

Shop Blue Hawk Mini Manual Grease Gun at...

Shop Blue Hawk Mini Manual Grease Gun at Lowes.com (http://www.lowes.com/pd_463903-47120-SGY-GUN4C___?productId=4753424&pl=1&Ntt=mini+grease+gun)

..and a tip like this:

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-15, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By melloveloyellow

AerotechDesign covers They're affordable, and...

AerotechDesign covers
They're affordable, and work for me. I wear a size 10 shoe, and the large is a snug fit (Neoprene shoe covers).
11-08-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,527
Posted By melloveloyellow

Well, they offer a selection of colors, for one. ...

Well, they offer a selection of colors, for one. My anecdotal bikes have Shimano square-taper as well as Shimano external BBs. No issues with either. It is becoming more difficult to find the...
11-02-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 540
Posted By melloveloyellow

Grease gun bargain

Hey,

Lowe's has a great deal on a mini grease gun:

Shop Blue Hawk Mini Manual Grease Gun at Lowes.com...
10-27-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By melloveloyellow

As FB said, fretting is likely the issue. ...

As FB said, fretting is likely the issue. There's no lube between the bb and the race, where it is needed. It gets hammered out by impacts on the front wheel while riding straight ahead - and this...
10-27-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By melloveloyellow

Headsets develop "indexed" steering, which occurs...

Headsets develop "indexed" steering, which occurs when there is insufficient bb lubrication (a complex subject). There's grease in the headset, but not where it is needed - between the bb and the...
10-26-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,609
Posted By melloveloyellow

409 and a scotchbrite sponge for me. Use the...

409 and a scotchbrite sponge for me. Use the non-abrasive side for all but the brake track, the scotchbrite for that. ..and I lube the chain with diluted bar & chain oil, so it's a tough job!
10-26-15, 10:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,976
Posted By melloveloyellow

..I'm surprised nobody's brought up the weight...

..I'm surprised nobody's brought up the weight issue. :p

A failure @ the stem, or a puncture thru a patch means curtains for my tubes. I check pressures weekly (at least), and when a patched...
10-12-15, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By melloveloyellow

I bought a can of Slime glue and poured some into...

I bought a can of Slime glue and poured some into an old nail polish bottle my wife gave me. (I cleaned the bottle w/acetone, BTW.) She has polishes that have lasted years w/o drying out, and it...
10-06-15, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By melloveloyellow

481165 This guy has a headset wrench on the...

481165

This guy has a headset wrench on the lower adjusting nut. You can tighten or loosen the lower nut 'til it feels right, then tighten the upper one.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-15, 09:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,161
Posted By melloveloyellow

..another vote for AeroTech (Mens Pro Bike shorts)

..another vote for AeroTech (Mens Pro Bike shorts)
09-14-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By melloveloyellow

kmc

kmc
09-12-15, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By melloveloyellow

KMC Z50 is the chain I use (for 7 speed). I get...

KMC Z50 is the chain I use (for 7 speed). I get 2-3K miles out of 'em.
09-10-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By melloveloyellow

Is REI near you? Their $3 kit is good. If...

Is REI near you? Their $3 kit is good. If you're looking to the future (and cheap), bulk patches (100 Sunlt) cost ~$9. Eight ounces of glue costs ~$7. (Check Amazon) I carry the peel&stick...
09-09-15, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,864
Posted By melloveloyellow

I always partially inflate the tube then dunk it...

I always partially inflate the tube then dunk it in water to test the integrity of the patch (don't you?). The plastic comes off then, because it's inelastic.
09-08-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,864
Posted By melloveloyellow

Just add some Bestine to the wad to restore the...

Just add some Bestine to the wad to restore the glue. Bestine has other uses, too, such as goo remover from labels, etc.
09-08-15, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By melloveloyellow

If it is a square taper BB, then the drive side...

If it is a square taper BB, then the drive side crank can move inward depending on the torque applied. Just a guess..
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