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10-17-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By dabac

Well, whatís your intended ride surface? Unless...

Well, whatís your intended ride surface?
Unless seriously lumpy and bumpy, or a pre-existing medical condition making it reasonable, go for a rigid fork. There are other ways of getting that upright...
10-14-19, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By dabac

Also an important factor. It's a common complaint...

Also an important factor. It's a common complaint among bicycling parents that their kids' bikes are heavier than their bikes, despite being so much smaller and intended for much lighter riders.

...
10-13-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By dabac

28/18= 1.6 Meaning the rear wheel will turn 1.6...

28/18= 1.6
Meaning the rear wheel will turn 1.6 times for each turn of the pedals.
22/12= 1.8
Meaning the rear wheel will turn 1.8 times for each turn of the pedals.
About a 12% difference...
10-12-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By dabac

While the wheel is in place, either q/r or axle...

While the wheel is in place, either q/r or axle nut will do an entirely sufficient job of holding the claw in position. That little screw and spacer/washer is only there to keep the derailer in place...
10-07-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By dabac

9-speed, then Iíd pick up a set of MTB shifters....

9-speed, then Iíd pick up a set of MTB shifters. And a MTB front derailer. Pay attention to pull direction.
Or posssibly a set of North Road bars, put the brifters at the apex of the forward curve.
10-07-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By dabac

While coasting, the cassette doesnít really do...

While coasting, the cassette doesnít really do anything as itís stationary WRT the chain. Itís the freehub - a separate part from the cassette - that creates the traditional ticking while coasting....
10-02-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By dabac

+1 Back when I still had to think about it, my...

+1
Back when I still had to think about it, my ĒclueĒ was that with the wheels on the ground, and gravity as your helper, the wrench should point to the rear for loosening pedals, and forward for...
09-29-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,359
Posted By dabac

If a centerlock rotor works itself loose...

If a centerlock rotor works itself loose mid-ride, not many will carry the tool needed to tighten it.
A 6-bolt can be snugged up with a Torx found on most multi-tools.
OTOH, with the right tool,...
09-28-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 278
Posted By dabac

Apart from the Paulís, one option would be to...

Apart from the Paulís, one option would be to switch back to short-pull levers, add Travel Agents, then add the interrupter levers.
Or simply install a standard pair of interrupter levers and...
09-28-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By dabac

Grease is a good idea. You can still get rust...

Grease is a good idea.
You can still get rust forming in the threads, which can make future disassembly a lot more time consuming.
09-27-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,695
Posted By dabac

+1 Iíve seen a few guys/situations like that. ...

+1
Iíve seen a few guys/situations like that.
Or he was simply one of those people whose ĒnaturalĒ style of conversation can be kinda grating, for whatever reason. One guy I rode in the same group...
09-27-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By dabac

Tim krabbe the rider

Tim krabbe the rider
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By dabac

I live in Sweden, but a 3 hour drive from the...

I live in Sweden, but a 3 hour drive from the start. So not really that different from your situation. Me and SO have stayed in LinkŲping the night before and after the event. Finding hotel rooms...
09-26-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By dabac

Iíve never had them on a ĒkeeperĒ bike. But Iíve...

Iíve never had them on a ĒkeeperĒ bike. But Iíve built and flipped bikes with them. Thatíd be bikes that got to see some commuting action before Iíve sent them on.
Where roller brakes shine is in...
Forum: BMX
09-24-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By dabac

With a coaster brake, the pedal can end up...

With a coaster brake, the pedal can end up anywhere it pleases on its circle when you brake. Can be a nuisance when cornering or dealing with other obstacles. With a hand operated brake, braking is...
09-21-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By dabac

Iím not sure what you mean by Ētires blowing...

Iím not sure what you mean by Ētires blowing outĒ.
but there are no less than five different 26Ē sizes that donít interchange.
If the tube is herniating between rim and bead, double-check that rim...
09-21-19, 03:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By dabac

Odd BB trouble

Hi all,
I met a new - to me, at least - issue installing a cartridge BB yesterday.
After two turns, the fixed ĒcupĒ didnít want to go any further with reasonable force. So I backed it out and...
09-10-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By dabac

How itís used is hugely important. I got an...

How itís used is hugely important.
I got an ebike (mostly) for winter use, because the commute was wearing me down. My ebike cuts off at 16 mph. On decent roads, my average is 18 mph. So itís...
09-10-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By dabac

Whatís your question - the lack of holes for...

Whatís your question - the lack of holes for nipple access?
Thatís getting to be fairly common. Mavic has some like that too. Probably other manufacturers as well.
Flat vs concave bottom of the...
09-09-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,072
Posted By dabac

Generic pullers donít work that well on 5-arm...

Generic pullers donít work that well on 5-arm cranks. 3-arm pullers center less poorly than 2-arm, but neither center well enough to guarantee success.
If youíre not worried about marring the...
09-03-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By dabac

Balance bikes. Training wheels don't provide...

Balance bikes.
Training wheels don't provide any important training.
Kids don't have the concentration/separation ability needed to use the training wheels only to keep them from toppling over....
09-03-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By dabac

All rims, spokes and nipples aren't created...

All rims, spokes and nipples aren't created equal. Rim damage from shearing the flange off a nipple is by no means guaranteed. I've probably come across a dozen or so with that kind of nipple damage...
09-03-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By dabac

Update: After the front developed a leak...

Update:

After the front developed a leak too, seemingly while being parked, I ditched the tubes in favor of some from my patched stock. For now at least the issue has been resolved. No more pores...
08-30-19, 04:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By dabac

Some good reading...

Some good reading here:https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

Summarized: Tires first started being sized by the diameter of the rideable wheel, which worked fine as long as there was only...
08-30-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By dabac

The rim came with rim tape, the glossy, plastic...

The rim came with rim tape, the glossy, plastic kind. It had sunk farther into the nipple cutouts than I like to see, which is why I was suspicious of it.
I fitted a rim strip since it was faster,...
08-29-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By dabac

Yes, on three different forks. Well, they...

Yes, on three different forks.

Well, they donít seem to mind being used for another purpose, and have worked fine as steerer tube extenders too. IME, knock the starnut down and youíre good to go....
08-29-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By dabac

Patchers - when do you give up on tube prone to "mystery" flats?

Hi all,
Even though I'm generally a patcher, and succesful and happy with that, I do sometimes treat myself to some new tubes.
This time, some Schwalbe Extralight.
One of those has been letting me...
08-28-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,494
Posted By dabac

Itís a pity that mechanics and anatomy has made...

Itís a pity that mechanics and anatomy has made us put the cassette at the rear.
That way,the smaller the sprocket becomes, the greater the impact of one tooth up/down becomes. Itís particularly...
08-28-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By dabac

You're right in so far that my experience of...

You're right in so far that my experience of doing this to aluminum steerers is limited.
But for steel steerers it's been smooth sailing "all the time" (not a huge number there either I have to...
08-27-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By dabac

Are you sure? Iíve never seen that, not even as a...

Are you sure? Iíve never seen that, not even as a hack repair.

The cups? AFAIK, no.
There are shims to install 1Ē headsets in 1 1/8Ē headtubes though.
If it was me, Iíd try shimming 1 1/8Ē crown...
08-27-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By dabac

Easiest doable by replacing the forks and...

Easiest doable by replacing the forks and headsets with threaded.
Not doable at all on CF steerers.
Doable on Al and steel steerers.
Find a seatpost type clamp to go around the steerer tube to...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By dabac

On what comes up on a quick pic search, Iím...

On what comes up on a quick pic search, Iím seeing Trek 960 with both quill stems and aheadset stems.
Raising the bars is doable on both, but methods vary.
Post a pic or do some homework on what...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 03:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By dabac

You might want to watch that a bit. While an...

You might want to watch that a bit.
While an important fraction of riders people are entirely content on that average, it is at the lower end of the recommended scale.
And running into issues from...
08-27-19, 02:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,947
Posted By dabac

As a bicycle seat, no. In places never intended...

As a bicycle seat, no. In places never intended by the manufacturer, yes.

Things that concern me when using indoor furniture out of place is:
- weather resistance. There'd be no incentive to make...
08-27-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By dabac

That may well be the case. That is...

That may well be the case.



That is pretty much entirely dependent on type and price range of MTB. An XC (Cross-Country) MTB with low-tread tires can be pretty decent on roads.
And if you're...
08-27-19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By dabac

+1 It's usual to have the bigget sprockets...

+1
It's usual to have the bigget sprockets mounted on a common carrier, which is why they move as one unit.
08-26-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By dabac

Short answer - itíll be fine. Long answer - it...

Short answer - itíll be fine.
Long answer - it may eventually depend a bit on which metals the bike will have in direct contact with each other, and the environment the bike is used in.
There are...
08-25-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 896
Posted By dabac

Iím in the oblong head category too. Current...

Iím in the oblong head category too. Current helmet is a KTM. Previous was an ABUS. The one before that a METT. None of them a great fit, all of them the best I could find at those times for the...
08-24-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,784
Posted By dabac

+1 Remember Bio-Pace, anyone? Iíd be more...

+1
Remember Bio-Pace, anyone?
Iíd be more concerned with getting the holes to line up with the holes in the chainring.
Iíd definitely want to use a chainring as a guide/template, one way or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By dabac

Adding two teeth to a 32, thatís a 6.25%...

Adding two teeth to a 32, thatís a 6.25% difference.
Removing 4 teeth from a 50, thatís an 8% difference.
08-24-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By dabac

Iíve never used anything, apart from, possibly,...

Iíve never used anything, apart from, possibly, poking a smaller-than-average sized hole in the rim tape.
If you want to use a grommet or adaptor of some sort, itíll have to go on the tubeside face...
08-24-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By dabac

That is a VERY common stem design. Donít know If...

That is a VERY common stem design. Donít know If there are any ĒsolidĒ stems out there.
Iíd worry about there being something wrong with the steerer, not properly cured etc.
08-24-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By dabac

Iíve tried a number of wraps, bandages and...

Iíve tried a number of wraps, bandages and supports. Never stayed with any of them. The shape of my legs, they donít stay put well enough. Lower gears, higher cadence, stretching and supplemental...
08-23-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,184
Posted By dabac

1) in that case, you shouldn't have any...

1) in that case, you shouldn't have any objections to the OP using longer nipples to finish his build, assuming the math and measurements is correct. If the spoke calc is set for a spoke to end flush...
08-23-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By dabac

Freewheels generally have a stepped diameter. I...

Freewheels generally have a stepped diameter.
I think building one up with a different spacing would be quite time consuming to get the stack to tighten up properly.

A comparably easy - but...
08-23-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By dabac

Sure. My commuter has two sets of wheels, summer...

Sure. My commuter has two sets of wheels, summer slicks and winter studs.

My "nice" MTB has three sets. Dry, muddy, icy.



The commuter has two different flavors of Shimano. They interchange...
08-23-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,184
Posted By dabac

DT nipples simply extend the threaded,...

DT nipples simply extend the threaded, cylindrical section towards the hub as you buy longer nipples. If you're 3 mm short @ 12mm nipples, building with 14mm should bridge the gap nicely....
08-23-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 816
Posted By dabac

This isn't right either: ...

This isn't right either:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/982x675/carrera_handlebars_1__0cd5e56f9d01d0db41bb7aaffd25021d94fad0b9.jpg

The noodle has come out of its bracket at...
08-23-19, 03:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 816
Posted By dabac

Spend a little time thinking about how the system...

Spend a little time thinking about how the system of cable + cable housing works.
For extra merits, do a net search on "Bowden cable" and educate yourself.
Basically, to be able to transfer a...
08-21-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 816
Posted By dabac

Probably not. The noodle is supposed to be easy...

Probably not.
The noodle is supposed to be easy to unhook/reattach at the hinged bracket it sits in at the top of the brake arm as a means of getting some extra clearance for wheel removal.
If it's...
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