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10-12-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By 100bikes

Taller equates to longer as well. Bicycles...

Taller equates to longer as well.

Bicycles are proportional - the longer top tube is a likely cause of you back fatigue.

You can find a shorter stem that will help, but the steering will be...
09-19-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By 100bikes

As a guide for cable in housing, you should have...

As a guide for cable in housing, you should have no issues.
As a cable stop, where housing ends and open cable is exposed- no.
rusty
07-03-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By 100bikes

Not to be snarky or obtuse but yesterday was a...

Not to be snarky or obtuse but yesterday was a better day to buy.

One cannot predict the market and the nature of consumers with any true accuracy.

The coming year could see:
a. Prices on used...
Forum: Want To Buy
06-22-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By 100bikes

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23"/58cm. Complete and in great shape. Not many miles. Upgrades...
06-19-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By 100bikes

New or used? A Giant dealer should have advised...

New or used?
A Giant dealer should have advised you on the differences, based upon your build, and the purpose of the bicycle.
Fit is a matching of the rider and geometry of a given bicycle in a...
05-23-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By 100bikes

Bearing counts in C&V : 10 balls per side...

Bearing counts in C&V :

10 balls per side front wheel
11 balls per side crank
9 balls per side rear wheel.

This refers to loose ball design, not retainer styles.

There are exceptions, but...
05-21-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3,300
Views: 290,459
Posted By 100bikes

What brand and vintage of spindle are you looking...

What brand and vintage of spindle are you looking for?
05-10-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,577
Posted By 100bikes

Collect what catches your eye...... but take...

Collect what catches your eye......
but take the time to educate yourself about the rudiments of bicycles.

Are you going to ride what you collect or are you more of a display your finds person?...
04-07-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By 100bikes

FYI- Campagnolo are also grade25 bearings. This...

FYI- Campagnolo are also grade25 bearings. This relates to not only the precision of the bearing, but the consistency of the tolerances between bearings. Makes a difference in an application with...
03-24-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By 100bikes

No disrespect, but the freewheel on thte hub is...

No disrespect, but the freewheel on thte hub is going to be difficult if at all possible to remove.
From the looks of the damage to the tool index, its on pretty tight, without the wheel for...
03-24-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,471
Posted By 100bikes

From the photos, your derailleur is definitely...

From the photos, your derailleur is definitely off in both planes- horizontal and vertical. The tools will allow you to correct both.

Using an alignment tool should solve your problem.

Take...
03-19-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By 100bikes

Riders perception of comfort is the answer. If...

Riders perception of comfort is the answer. If you feel good on the chosen model and size, it is correct.

I am 5' 10 and ride a bike with a 56 cm top tube most comfortably. This allows a stem of...
03-07-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,825
Posted By 100bikes

A $20 tool kit for a $20 bicycle. The...

A $20 tool kit for a $20 bicycle.

The materials and precision of tools at this price would be suspect.

We read of people killing threads on cranks with cheap removers.
I can't imagine the...
02-24-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By 100bikes

The longer cage of the 520 derailleur should...

The longer cage of the 520 derailleur should accommodate a greater differential in the size of the chainrings

While I assume that the front derailleur is at both the proper height above and...
02-22-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By 100bikes

What is the serial number? Does it have...

What is the serial number?

Does it have chrome fork tips and seat/chain stays?

Does it have brazed on cable guides?

There is a FB group devoted to Dawes bicycles, may want to explore there....
02-07-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,866
Posted By 100bikes

No disrespect, but if you purchased a low end...

No disrespect, but if you purchased a low end tool (Chinese mfg), you cannot expect it to perform like the more expensive ones.

The quality of the steel, hardening and precision of the thread cuts...
12-15-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,903
Posted By 100bikes

Precision, materials and overall strength,...

Precision, materials and overall strength, assembly, fit ..............

Department store bicycles are designed to sell for what you see as "retail"- like the dollar menu at a fast food place....
12-11-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,131
Posted By 100bikes

Where to begin.... Many great comments above. ...

Where to begin....
Many great comments above.

All pertinent and insightful.

From my perspective, not in any particular order:

Don't expect to make a bunch of money.

If you can't do...
12-03-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By 100bikes

I can't suggest any new magic formula for...

I can't suggest any new magic formula for removing the seatpost.

Just a trick or two.

If the bicycle has waterbottle bosses on the seat tube, remove the screws, turn the bicycle upside down and...
11-28-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,821
Posted By 100bikes

Are tools OK? ...

Are tools OK?

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,614
Posted By 100bikes

Have you ever been properly fit on your bicycle? ...

Have you ever been properly fit on your bicycle? While there are any number of reasons for the numbness you are experiencing, an experienced,
professional fitter may be able to help identify and...
07-15-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,731
Posted By 100bikes

The brand of crank doesn't limit the choice of...

The brand of crank doesn't limit the choice of chainrings.

The Bolt Circle Diameter( distance between two mounting holes, skipping one in between) is your number
144,151 are common old sizes.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,480
Posted By 100bikes

This is a case where the true body dimensions...

This is a case where the true body dimensions make a difference.

Can't speak to your overall bicycle frame(dimensions).
Nor, can I speak to the dimensions of your body.

That presents the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,407
Posted By 100bikes

Two bits to add . First, there is a bicycle...

Two bits to add .

First, there is a bicycle design institute, in conjunction with the a Minnesota State College ,
opening in Red Wing, MN.
...
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