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09-22-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,907
Posted By grizzly59

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09-19-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By grizzly59

+1 to washed-up, 36 spokes is good. Be a careful...

+1 to washed-up, 36 spokes is good. Be a careful rider, don’t hit curbs or potholes. 28s aren’t the skinniest, 25s and 23s. Check your inflation every ride, don’t ride on a low tire. 80lb 10 year...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By grizzly59

If you switch to SPD it’s easy to find...

If you switch to SPD it’s easy to find comfortable shoes
09-17-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 384
Posted By grizzly59

I'm usually a DIY type, but a trip to the ER due...

I'm usually a DIY type, but a trip to the ER due to a header from a failed stem would buy an armful of new stems. Co-op or old time bike shop might have a stem in a parts box that would work. 20mph...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,312
Posted By grizzly59

Wireless- no cables, levers, or batteries: ...

Wireless- no cables, levers, or batteries:

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09-16-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 961
Posted By grizzly59

Iíll take Andyís eyeballs over any tool.

Iíll take Andyís eyeballs over any tool.
09-13-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By grizzly59

If you have a 4.8 you need a recheck tout de...

If you have a 4.8 you need a recheck tout de suite. Call your GP and ask what he thinks, then tell him exactly what the urologist said. 4.8 is too high to assume the elevation is due to riding a...
09-13-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By grizzly59

Based on your Full Report you must have done...

Based on your Full Report you must have done things right, no injuries, no paperwork. I assume a semi will use the whole road and then some when they turn. The driver won't even feel a bump as he's...
09-10-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By grizzly59

Alloy quill stem inside a steel steerer tube /...

Alloy quill stem inside a steel steerer tube / steel fork OR threadless stem clamped to alloy steerer? Makes a big difference, bad accident if a quill stem gets loose.
08-25-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,208
Posted By grizzly59

Everyone is different. You could find a hill to...

Everyone is different. You could find a hill to your liking, spray or chalk a mark at the top & bottom. I have a stopwatch func in my wristwatch. Time both styles x times, give us a full report. ...
08-25-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 721
Posted By grizzly59

Park has some info as to the repair method ...

Park has some info as to the repair method

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/pedal-bushing-repair-kit-procedure
08-24-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 721
Posted By grizzly59

I looked up your crank, holy cow! I thought an...

I looked up your crank, holy cow! I thought an old DeoreXT crank was hot stuff. It looks like your crank is graphite with a threaded alloy block for the pedal. Just a thought, maybe SRAM does or...
08-23-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,927
Posted By grizzly59

For a change of pace- rigid, braced,...

For a change of pace-

rigid, braced, non-rotating pullup bar
rowing machine
TRX straps or DIY equivalent

Nobody sits on the bench in my downstairs workout room hogging the dumbbells and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,303
Posted By grizzly59

3 x 9 is optimal. 1 x 13 rear wheel will...

3 x 9 is optimal. 1 x 13 rear wheel will probably collapse if you weight more than 135 lbs and turn hard left. Chains will have to be built to SR-71 specs and cost $100. Arrgh
08-21-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,288
Posted By grizzly59

I would buy a 1/4" beam torque wrench for working...

I would buy a 1/4" beam torque wrench for working on bikes. Accurate and hold their calibration, inexpensive as well. I use a 3/8 beam as well as clicks on cars, and it also comes in handy to check...
08-05-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By grizzly59

If you relace your wheel as a 3x, are your spokes...

If you relace your wheel as a 3x, are your spokes the right length? If you have x number of spokes that work for 3x, I would do that. 3x is considered pretty optimal, or at least it was.
07-28-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By grizzly59

The tire can make noise as it seats onto the rim,...

The tire can make noise as it seats onto the rim, the tube makes noise moving around in the tire as it inflates. I use a little talcum powder in my hand as a lube, pull the whole length of the tube...
07-27-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,460
Posted By grizzly59

Around here, if you ride in the bike lane, you'll...

Around here, if you ride in the bike lane, you'll get doored. If you widen out of the door zone into traffic, the cars (probably the bus) will hit you, or the driver will have a meltdown and go...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,019
Posted By grizzly59

This is awesome, skater must have had some legs....

This is awesome, skater must have had some legs. Switching leaders in a pace line is kind of like switching forward/midfield lines in hockey/lacrosse.
07-19-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,382
Posted By grizzly59

Back in the mid-80's I serviced a rear hub in a...

Back in the mid-80's I serviced a rear hub in a Rockhopper (straight up Deore) with CENEX wheel bearing grease. Stuff was brownish and the tub said it was good for disk brake wheel bearings. I just...
07-11-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 3,980,352
Posted By grizzly59

Joe Walsh Old-Fashioned Rock ní Roll Radio Show ...

Joe Walsh Old-Fashioned Rock ní Roll Radio Show
https://www.885fm.org/live-sessions/805
07-08-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By grizzly59

It may be the machining of the bolt circle on the...

It may be the machining of the bolt circle on the hub isn't perfect in relation to the axle. Axle may not be normal to the plane of the disc, or the hub mounts aren't all in the same plane. The...
07-07-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 635
Posted By grizzly59

I found these if they help ...

I found these if they help

http://my-sport.spb.ru/manual_1/ball%20bearing%20disc%20brakeservice%20guide.pdf
...
07-07-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 635
Posted By grizzly59

What is your rotor diameter? I know nothing of...

What is your rotor diameter? I know nothing of tandems. BB7's on my EM49.5 are awesome, 160mm rotors. SD-7 brake levers, 1 rider 170 lbs + 30 lbs bike, I can lock up and skid anywhere and everywhere,...
07-03-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By grizzly59

Your derailer adjustment may be a bit off, won't...

Your derailer adjustment may be a bit off, won't cost anything to look. On your derailer housing you should have a barrel adjuster somewhere. Turn the adjuster 1/2 turn counterclockwise, ride around...
07-03-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By grizzly59

Precursor to an Alien invasion? Ha, wake up,...

Precursor to an Alien invasion? Ha, wake up, they’re already here.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,368
Posted By grizzly59

like Germanrazor said, how wide are your bars?...

like Germanrazor said, how wide are your bars? You look like a big guy, if your bars are something like 40s they're too narrow. You look plenty fit to me. I'm 5'10" 170 with average shoulder width...
06-27-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,313
Posted By grizzly59

If you hold the outside with an allen wrench, you...

If you hold the outside with an allen wrench, you can drill the inside. Big enough bit to do the job but not touch the crank spider or chain rings. If you're good with a vise grip you may want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By grizzly59

The reference point on the saddle should be...

The reference point on the saddle should be something like where your seat bones sit. Saddles have different length noses and tapers.
06-24-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,043
Posted By grizzly59

Add my vote to baby's diaper rash cream.

Add my vote to baby's diaper rash cream.
06-24-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,313
Posted By grizzly59

I would lay it flat drive side down, add...

I would lay it flat drive side down, add penetrating oil, and let it soak a day or two. If the chain has that much rust then the chain ring bolt might have rust too.
06-24-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By grizzly59

Pump it up to where you want with your floor...

Pump it up to where you want with your floor pump. Now pinch your tire with your thumb and forefinger. Do it again tomorrow. Now you know what it feels like, and you wonít exceed that with your hand...
06-20-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By grizzly59

Sienna is a mini van? Do you want to open the...

Sienna is a mini van? Do you want to open the back lift gate with the rack attached? This may narrow your choices.
06-20-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,583
Posted By grizzly59

If you rarely need to take the connection apart...

If you rarely need to take the connection apart this lasts about forever. Tin the copper stranded wire end with solder, 6mm or so. Find some small gray or blue wire nuts. Get some dielectric /...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,312
Posted By grizzly59

No batteries, no bluetooth, no cables, no...

No batteries, no bluetooth, no cables, no brifter, and it's French:

...
06-19-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,120
Posted By grizzly59

If the other guy has a better lawyer, then it's...

If the other guy has a better lawyer, then it's your fault.
06-19-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By grizzly59

Ouch! People steal bikes at traffic lights? I...

Ouch! People steal bikes at traffic lights? I had no idea anyone would do this.
06-17-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By grizzly59

Check that all of your housing ends are fully...

Check that all of your housing ends are fully seated in the cable stops. Make sure you even have all the stops.
06-16-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By grizzly59

That's a good bike, and the brakes will work if...

That's a good bike, and the brakes will work if set up right. Your pads are probably 20+ years old, get some new ones. If you are really cheap you could try removing the pads and sanding them on a...
06-16-20, 08:34 AM
06-15-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,324
Posted By grizzly59

Bolts can come from whoever in the world can make...

Bolts can come from whoever in the world can make them the cheapest by the ton. I can snap no-grade chicom or Indian bolts pretty easily. I used to be able to get US made 8.8 or 10.9 metric hex head...
06-14-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By grizzly59

I am slow, and I don’t understand how you got...

I am slow, and I don’t understand how you got your headset to fit a standard fork in a french frame. I’m not saying you didn’t, I’m just scratching my head as to how that works. French stuff always...
06-14-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By grizzly59

38mm should be a good comfy tire size. If you go...

38mm should be a good comfy tire size. If you go bigger than that the tire will feel heavier and slower. You could try lowering the air pressure a little if they are pumped up really hard. When...
06-14-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By grizzly59

As soon as you say "french", you need a caliper...

As soon as you say "french", you need a caliper to measure any replacement part vs the original. Almost everything is just a bit different.
06-14-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By grizzly59

Seriously, I would do this, it's going to get...

Seriously, I would do this, it's going to get scratched up again anyway since you actually ride the bike-
...
06-08-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By grizzly59

I didn't know carbonite was a thing. I thought it...

I didn't know carbonite was a thing. I thought it was slang for carbon fiber Star Wars bikes. I forgot, if you have a quill stem you might as well do that too.
06-08-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By grizzly59

Today is seatpost anti-corrosion day

Title says it. Take out Mr. Seatpost and do what needs doing. My bikes are Al or Steel, I'll be using auto wheel bearing grease to keep bad things from happening. I know nothing about carbonite.
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06-06-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By grizzly59

If you ride in the drops and your helmet has a...

If you ride in the drops and your helmet has a visor, you may have restricted vision in front of you. For me, I can't see the car crossing the centerline 100yds in front of me, so a visor is a no-go.
06-02-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,558
Posted By grizzly59

I never show a reading when I pass the radar...

I never show a reading when I pass the radar trailers the sheriff put on the side of the road to show your speed. If you go to court the police might not appear to testify.
06-01-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,328
Posted By grizzly59

Without being sarcastic, you most likely have a...

Without being sarcastic, you most likely have a chicom alloy seatpost on that bike. You are lucky you didn't have an injury accident when it broke. Don't replace with the exact same thing. Best bet...
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