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10-30-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 293
Posted By Koyote

In any scenario in which this question is...

In any scenario in which this question is relevant, I think you will have more important things to worry about than whether your bike can float.
10-30-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By Steve B.

Ditto alcjphil. The rims are tubeless rims and...

Ditto alcjphil. The rims are tubeless rims and have a ledge on either side near the sidewall, helps the tubeless tire seat. Also makes it a PITA to get the tire off the rim.

I hold the wheel and...
10-30-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 703
Posted By blacknbluebikes

If she suggests any camo printed kit, you might...

If she suggests any camo printed kit, you might want to mod the beneficiary on the life insurance...
10-28-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By HillRider

+1. Even if you could safely spread the dropouts...

+1. Even if you could safely spread the dropouts that far, which you can't, the chainline would be compromised. Short answer: buy the right hub.
10-28-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By dedhed

Not really. 10mm is a big spread on an Al frame,...

Not really. 10mm is a big spread on an Al frame, which isn't suggested anyway, made worse by small diameter wheel which suggests short stays making it even worse.
10-27-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By darkhorse75

TA Nerius chainrings will fit.

TA Nerius chainrings will fit.
10-27-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By Mackers

Campagnolo in their wisdom put the hidden bolt...

Campagnolo in their wisdom put the hidden bolt hole at 113mm instead of 110mm
All 5-arm Campy chain rings have this "feature" except the first Veloce and Centaur square taper compacts.

Regular...
10-26-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By HillRider

The only problem may be if your current 11x34...

The only problem may be if your current 11x34 cassette and chain have been used together for many miles. The old chain could mesh poorly with the new cassette under a lot of load. Probably worth...
10-25-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Kapusta

Length of the cage and wrap capacity mean nothing...

Length of the cage and wrap capacity mean nothing if the chain is too short.
10-24-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,198
Posted By tomato coupe

You're fine without any tools. To be clear,...

You're fine without any tools. To be clear, however, DO NOT CALL ME IF YOU GET A FLAT! I will not come to get you.
10-24-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,198
Posted By genejockey

Years ago, I used to ride with a club, and on one...

Years ago, I used to ride with a club, and on one ride I flatted. Before I knew what was happening, the Simonetti brothers, Carlo and Luca, had snatched my saddle bag and pump, swapped out the tube,...
10-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,198
Posted By Ghazmh

Why bother carrying a heavy water bottle?...

Why bother carrying a heavy water bottle? Hopefully someone will be standing by the road just waiting to give you free water.......
10-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,198
Posted By shelbyfv

Asking someone to abandon whatever it is they may...

Asking someone to abandon whatever it is they may be doing to help you when you could have easily been prepared to handle the situation yourself? Entitled and ethically challenged.
10-24-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I find it rather unhelpful when a poster states...

I find it rather unhelpful when a poster states the bike brand/model with either no link to specs of no listing of specs, especially in this OP's case when he has been asked directly about a spec....
Replies: 24
Views: 652
Posted By cb400bill

I'm curious to see your bike as I have yet to see...

I'm curious to see your bike as I have yet to see a Royce Union that I thought was worth even $100 let alone your poll minimum of $250.
10-23-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By bear_a_bug

Agreed. Not sure what the market looks like for...

Agreed. Not sure what the market looks like for old MTBs in your area, but it's hard to go much lower in quality (brakes, frame, crankset, etc). It's throwing good money after bad, I'm afraid. Only...
10-23-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By clubman

Walk away from upgrades here.

Walk away from upgrades here.
10-23-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Murray Missile

Millions of bikes use quick releases with stamped...

Millions of bikes use quick releases with stamped dropouts and claw mount derailleur hangers. The hanger is held in position by a small bolt, either or through an axle spacer in the dropout or a hole...
10-22-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Murray Missile

From the pics I could find on Google the Laser...

From the pics I could find on Google the Laser appears to be a pretty low end bike with 1 Pc. Ashtabula cranks and steel wheels. I'd just make the Laser functional the way it is and ride it or sell...
10-22-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Amt0571

Why do you want to replace the crankset? remove...

Why do you want to replace the crankset? remove the belt chainring, and buy a normal chainring with the same BCD.
10-21-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By cyccommute

Nope. There is not a patch out there that will...

Nope. There is not a patch out there that will stick worth a damn with “standard rubber cement”. Nor is making your own patches going to work all that well. Both aren’t even worth the time to try.
...
10-20-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By dsaul

This is a single narrow/wide chainring installed...

This is a single narrow/wide chainring installed on an Apex double crankset. It is installed in the outer position with the proper chainring bolts for a single chainring. The 1x11 drivetrain shifts...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,267
Posted By Iride01

Might you just be feeling tires that don't roll...

Might you just be feeling tires that don't roll as well as what you are used to? I'm sort of hard pressed to imagine that even a lousy hub on a production bike is that much different than a decent...
10-15-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Litespud

If your problem is that the axle isn't sitting...

If your problem is that the axle isn't sitting evenly in the dropouts (ie, one end is protruding past the outer face of one dropout), then what you're doing is appropriate. However, if your problem...
10-15-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By 70sSanO

In re-reading this, if you are trying to adjust...

In re-reading this, if you are trying to adjust the hub on the axle so you’ll have the same amount of axle in each dropouts, then what you are doing is correct.

Centering a rim is generally a...
10-15-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By 70sSanO

Your answer is what alcjphil said. Think...

Your answer is what alcjphil said.

Think about it. After you place the wheel in the dropouts, does the axle have an impact from locknut to locknut. You would like to balance it for supporting...
10-13-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By JohnDThompson

But cups would. That said, I think we need...

But cups would.

That said, I think we need to know the OP's ultimate plans in order to assess the matter properly.
10-10-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By Iride01

Okay, just to make sure we are talking about the...

Okay, just to make sure we are talking about the same thing:

The thing above the arrow is the stem.
The five things below the arrow are spacers.
below those five spacer is the upper headset....
10-09-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Measure! ...

Measure!
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x300/measure_dospacing_1e99b3738f589492acaf340928cd519c73547cf4.jpg
10-07-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Pop N Wood

You don't need the exact same model. Just get...

You don't need the exact same model. Just get any 160 mm centerlock rotor.
10-01-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 789
Posted By MattTheHat

You need another poll option: “Yes, I know and I...

You need another poll option: “Yes, I know and I don’t care.”
10-01-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By dsaul

Step down ferrules are available for that rear...

Step down ferrules are available for that rear cable loop. https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=62560
09-30-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Rolla

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/321x157/images_0c87afb6c108a4d45677dcae0a9462eae3329a20.jpg
Any bike shop will have one of these. Just drop it in the seat tube and look at the...
09-30-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By mack_turtle

measure the inside of the seatpost accurately and...

measure the inside of the seatpost accurately and precisely. the only seatpost that will fit is the size that matches the inside of your seat tube within 0.1mm. there's very little wiggle room there....
09-30-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By dsaul

There is no such thing as a "regular size" seat...

There is no such thing as a "regular size" seat post. The most common sizes vary from about 25.4mm up to 34.9mm in .2mm increments. Measure the internal diameter of the seat tube and buy the...
09-29-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,332
Posted By cxwrench

I was the one that made the 'no mechanical...

I was the one that made the 'no mechanical ability' comment. Sometimes people need to hear that so they realize that what they're trying to do is beyond their ability. I don't think we should shield...
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By rustystrings61

Carltons are ALL nice bikes in their way. ...

Carltons are ALL nice bikes in their way. Because the bike has horizontal dropouts you can shorten the chain and sell the tensioner to someone else, you don't need it and it just adds weight. If it...
09-27-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,437
Posted By dsaul

Bikesdirect frames are made by Kinesis. They...

Bikesdirect frames are made by Kinesis. They make frames for a variety of other brands, as well as making them under their own brand. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinesis_Industry
09-26-20, 07:54 PM
09-26-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,821
Posted By Koyote

I'm not qualified to comment on the scientific...

I'm not qualified to comment on the scientific merit, but I will note that it apparently took six scientists to do this research on nine subjects.
09-26-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,821
Posted By 70sSanO

“Using a group of nine volunteers...” I got...

“Using a group of nine volunteers...”

I got a couple buddies, a neighbor, and the guy down the street who walks the dog to disprove that study.

John
09-22-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 446
Posted By ted_major

I think the issue is your freehub, not your...

I think the issue is your freehub, not your derailleur. With a 34T or larger cog on the cassette, it can be offset to overhang the hub on a 10-speed freehub as Shimano does with mountain 11-speed...
09-21-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By cobba

BB7's need the extra spacing that CPS washers...

BB7's need the extra spacing that CPS washers provide.

https://www.sram.com/en/sram/models/db-blbg-7m-a1
09-20-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 907
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It's the housing that's "bedding in".

It's the housing that's "bedding in".
09-20-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 933
Posted By rydabent

The true and simple answer is that rusty chains...

The true and simple answer is that rusty chains and cassettes need to be changed. Oil and rust is a great cutting compound.
09-19-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By delbiker1

My opinion, my experience, tires that max out the...

My opinion, my experience, tires that max out the width the fenders are designed for are going to mean a minimum of protection. There will be less spray from fenders that are a bit wider. Also, if...
09-16-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Generally the threaded length of spokes is about...

Generally the threaded length of spokes is about 10mm. That's what DT supplies and what the Phil machine rolls. From your description is seems that the OEM spokes are a couple mms too short. Better...
09-14-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,766
Posted By GlennR

Inside is the safest. I've seen too many frames...

Inside is the safest. I've seen too many frames marked up.
09-14-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 682
Posted By topflightpro

They should use a torque wrench. I disagree with...

They should use a torque wrench. I disagree with the assertion that people who do it for a living are good at feeling a torque range.
09-13-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 828
Posted By aggiegrads

If the chain has no bent links (you should...

If the chain has no bent links (you should inspect very carefully), you can work out the knot. The left-hand knot/loop right at the idler pulley needs to “converge” with the right-hand knot that you...
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