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01-21-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 226
Posted By 2manybikes

If it's cold outside and the bike is cold you...

If it's cold outside and the bike is cold you bring into say 68 degrees, something like a bike will get condensation on it. The bigger the temperature difference the more condensation there is. The...
01-21-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 226
Posted By u235

Aluminum bike right? Do you have an electric...

Aluminum bike right? Do you have an electric dryer? Disconnect your electric dryer power cord and cut one of the wires. Attach one end of the cut wire to the chainstay and the other end to the right...
01-21-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 226
Posted By wolfchild

Why warm up a bike ??.What's the point ??

Why warm up a bike ??.What's the point ??
01-21-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 346
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The slower I build wheels, the sooner I'm done. ...

The slower I build wheels, the sooner I'm done.
Tension up slower than you need to and recheck often.
"Final" truing is very minor, and I'm usually within +/- 5kgf of same side spokes.

BTW, old...
01-21-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 346
Posted By HillRider

Why the rush? Ever hear: "there's never enough...

Why the rush? Ever hear: "there's never enough time to do it right but always time to do it over"?
01-21-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 346
Posted By noobinsf

Unfortunately, practice...

Unfortunately, practice...
01-20-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By HillRider

Based on your questions I have to assume you have...

Based on your questions I have to assume you have no experience building a bike wheel of any type. I also suggest you have the wheel built by a competent bike shop, preferably one with some e-bike...
01-19-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I won't scream NO! but I want to. Suffice to say...

I won't scream NO! but I want to. Suffice to say that my experience (50 years of cleaning parts) and training (BS and PhD in chemical engineering) both ARE screaming NO!. There's no way in hell that...
01-17-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 587
Posted By Dan Burkhart

The current generation of the Alfine is high...

The current generation of the Alfine is high normal, but previous models were low normal, same as Nexus hubs.
01-12-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By dedhed

Especially if they're still on someone's head

Especially if they're still on someone's head
01-11-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I think I would be more concerned about not...

I think I would be more concerned about not riding over derbies. Andy
01-11-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By dedhed

Better yet, do it with a left hand drill and you...

Better yet, do it with a left hand drill and you might even unscrew it.
01-10-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 814
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Unless you weigh north of 250 lb, a well built 32...

Unless you weigh north of 250 lb, a well built 32 spoke wheel, especially on the front will be fine. I weigh about that, and ride 32 spoke wheels all the time. Including my cargo bike....
01-07-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 495
Posted By Tamiya

Love the Flexi noodle, much better than the stiff...

Love the Flexi noodle, much better than the stiff ones!!!
01-06-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 495
Posted By bpcyclist

All this talk about Japanese noodles is making me...

All this talk about Japanese noodles is making me super hungry.
01-06-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 814
Posted By Bike Gremlin

In my experience, new cup and cone hubs often...

In my experience, new cup and cone hubs often come with preload not properly set - often too tight. So I would at least set the preload, even on a new hub.

If it helps, I wrote a relatively...
01-05-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 814
Posted By cyccommute

Just use an axle vise. Clamping the end of the...

Just use an axle vise. Clamping the end of the axle will damage the threads.
01-05-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By Jeff Wills

In my experience- waiting for the...

In my experience- waiting for the "thump-thump-thump" on braking is too late. Many years ago I felt my rim thump at the start of a ride. Ten miles later it let go with a bang:
...
01-05-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By Koyote

+1. If your disc breaks, you'll have a serious...

+1. If your disc breaks, you'll have a serious problem.
01-05-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Steve has it right. My around the town bike has a...

Steve has it right. My around the town bike has a SA IGH with a disk brake. It uses a Paragon drop out with a vertical slot and der hanger for future possibilities and the currently needed tensioner....
01-04-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By OldTryGuy

I am a GLEASON 10 PCa Prostate Cancer surviving...

I am a GLEASON 10 PCa Prostate Cancer surviving 69yo bicycle rider AND YES, BICYCLING CAN RAISE THE PSA along with infection, sex, lifting weights, stress, DRE plus----

PSA numbers can be triple...
01-04-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By 308jerry

Please.... Don't go there....... :wtf:

Please.... Don't go there....... :wtf:
01-03-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 814
Posted By Steve B.

And, No, you are not touching the spokes. You...

And, No, you are not touching the spokes. You are removing one set of the locknuts that tighten the axle onto the hub and hold in the ball bearings. That’s what you are cleaning and re-lubing.
01-02-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By rumrunn6

Another use for balaclava

after a night of drinking, getting home @ 3am & suffering from a hangover headache, I discovered it can hold a PKG of frozen peas in place while you do other things around the house ... :o happy new...
01-01-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If I were SRAM or Shimano I'd be more concerned...

If I were SRAM or Shimano I'd be more concerned about maintaining the size of the pie, rather then the size of the slice. Andy
01-01-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Re bolded comment- I don't think that this...

Re bolded comment- I don't think that this analogy is accurate of what really went on. Shimano did nothing against the rules. They just were the bigger and better engineered company with a better...
12-30-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By shelbyfv

+1, poor guy seems snake bit....

+1, poor guy seems snake bit. https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1189956-new-steel-frame-small-dings-defect.html
12-28-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,016
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I love that plot. Reminds me of "How to Lie with...

I love that plot. Reminds me of "How to Lie with Statistics". Or at least distort with statistics. So first, there is no evidence of variability, nor any indications of how many repeat measurements...
12-28-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By cyccommute

And the point is? The bit isn’t particularly...

And the point is? The bit isn’t particularly funny and without a reveal seems kind of cruel. Even with a reveal, it wouldn’t be all that funny. We aren’t laughing with the guy but at his ignorance.
12-28-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By dedhed

Barrel adjusters technically are "cable effective...

Barrel adjusters technically are "cable effective length" adjusters. Moving an adjuster doesn't create more or less tension,it makes the cable housing longer or shorter, thereby moving the derailleur...
12-26-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,307
Posted By tomtomtom123

I found the Topeak rocket ratchet (lite version)...

I found the Topeak rocket ratchet (lite version) to be useful, for $20. The ratchet function makes it easier to use in tight spaces, and the bits can be inserted into the end, parallel to the length...
12-23-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

I think the problem was that there was never a...

I think the problem was that there was never a law stating that the customer must listen to the explanation of how to properly use a QR.
12-22-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,523
Posted By elgrande

Thank you all for taking a look! Who knows; a...

Thank you all for taking a look! Who knows; a mystery. I'll keep the plug with me. Maybe for years at this rate. Then one day I'll be able to fix someone's coffee maker.
12-21-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,523
Posted By shelbyfv

I think that's off the bottom of your coffee...

I think that's off the bottom of your coffee maker.
12-19-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By dsbrantjr

[QUOTE=Andrew R Stewart;21250684]I am under the...

[QUOTE=Andrew R Stewart;21250684]I am under the impression that tensile strength is less then compressive strength for steel. So th axle will under go less dimensional change then that of the QR. How...
12-18-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By dsbrantjr

In the same way that tightening the quick release...

In the same way that tightening the quick release stretches the skewer slightly, the same force also compresses the axle, which tightens the bearings slightly. The axle's compression will be less...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By Stadjer

Where do you think Christmas originates from? A...

Where do you think Christmas originates from? A lot of pagan festivities were christianized.

We've less than 8 hours of daylight here, often heavily filtered through dark grey clouds so you hardly...
12-16-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,196
Posted By dsbrantjr

I had a co-worker who was a surfer. The first...

I had a co-worker who was a surfer. The first thing he did with a new board was whack it against the corner of the house to get its first ding over with. Then he could ride it without worrying...
12-14-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,196
Posted By Sy Reene

Those are aero dimples. Zipp uses them on some...

Those are aero dimples. Zipp uses them on some of their wheels.
12-13-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,196
Posted By tgenec86

I'll post the GOOD PART! Cosmetics We sell...

I'll post the GOOD PART! Cosmetics

We sell bicycles, bicycles parts and accessories to be used by people riding their bicycles on roads and trails in the real world. The real world can be a messy...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,765
Posted By woodcraft

Isn't this like the joke that 90% of guys say...

Isn't this like the joke that 90% of guys say they masturbate, and the other 10% are liars?

My peeve is drivers who are excessively courteous, insisting that you basically break the law when they...
12-11-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,539
Posted By Mad Honk

Justin, I am a bike mechanic by hobby. My...

Justin,
I am a bike mechanic by hobby. My business is fitting and repairing golf clubs. Golfers who come to me are not casual players but those who are really serious about the sport. My shop rate...
11-26-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 825
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm retired, so time isn't an issue and often...

I'm retired, so time isn't an issue and often hope I'd get the "opportunity" to "save" a wheel on a too miserable day to ride.
I take it a step further-
I have alligator clips in 4 colors.
After...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,763
Posted By Gresp15C

I commute year-round in Madison WI. Since it's...

I commute year-round in Madison WI. Since it's "only" commuting, and I don't sweat a lot, I don't really need an elaborate system. I wear snow pants over my regular work pants, hiking boots, a ski...
11-23-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By jimc101

Get a bike with IGH gearing as stock, trying to...

Get a bike with IGH gearing as stock, trying to retrofit this (or retrofitting just about anything) on a bike not designed for it will lead to incompatibility complications, and you will end up with...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,765
Posted By wipekitty

Yeah - I believe it's three minutes in North...

Yeah - I believe it's three minutes in North Carolina. It was 45 seconds in Wisconsin - that's reasonable. But three minutes for a light I know will never turn? Come on!

I generally follow all the...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,765
Posted By Trakhak

For some reason, this thread reminded me of an...

For some reason, this thread reminded me of an article written for Bicycling magazine back in 1983 or thereabouts where the writer described accompanying Lon Haldeman for an hour or so during that...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,765
Posted By rumrunn6

not intentionally. sometimes I go over the speed...

not intentionally. sometimes I go over the speed limit. need to work on that ... :o
...
11-16-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By Kapusta

The most incredible part of that story is that a...

The most incredible part of that story is that a young guy wanted a Rolex.
11-10-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By JaccoW

Busch + Muller Secula Plus dynamo innards

Crosspost from my C&V Batavus project thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1134764-batavus-randonneur-gl-project-7.html#post21203128).

As the saying in C&V land goes; if you feel...
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