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07-23-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,452
Posted By Litespud

I rode with a guy a while back who had...

I rode with a guy a while back who had essentially a half right hand - no fingers and half a palm, so he only had use of his left hand. Iirc he had a splitter enabling the left lever to operate both...
07-21-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Litespud

Do you mean that the tire is mm away from the...

Do you mean that the tire is mm away from the left chainstay (the horizontal part of the frame extending rearward from the bottom bracket) rather than the dropout (the part through which the rear...
Replies: 68
Views: 5,707
Posted By Litespud

When I buy stuff in Europe (I live in the US), it...

When I buy stuff in Europe (I live in the US), it can go a couple of ways. If I order online for shipping directly to the US, the seller may offer with/without VAT pricing (usually does, in my...
07-11-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,860
Posted By Litespud

I'm assuming that this is a non-QR wheel, and...

I'm assuming that this is a non-QR wheel, and that OP is distinguishing axle lock nuts (the "inner locknuts") from the actual wheel nuts (by this logic, the "outer lock nuts")
07-11-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,860
Posted By Litespud

the cones usually have flats for use with a cone...

the cones usually have flats for use with a cone wrench (usually 15mm, IME) to immobilize the cone as you tighten down the lock nut (usually a 17mm), In my experience, the cone tends to back out...
06-29-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,278
Posted By Litespud

Builders who actually build frames deserve their...

Builders who actually build frames deserve their own word.

Uh, frame builders?
06-28-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By Litespud

Was likely a “single use” link - they lock closed...

Was likely a “single use” link - they lock closed and need a tool to remove. As I understand it, the only difference between these and reusable links is the tiny metal nubs that lock the link closed....
06-26-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By Litespud

Modern cars use a big center nut to hold the hubs...

Modern cars use a big center nut to hold the hubs onto the axles or driveshafts, not the brakes. The center nut is usually peened to a slot in the axle/shaft to prevent it unscrewing and usually...
06-18-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By Litespud

I was looking at rock bros platforms on amazon -...

I was looking at rock bros platforms on amazon - however, 14% (1in 7) of the reviews gave them a 1 star (lowest possible - amazon wonít allow zero stars). In almost every case, the spindle snapped,...
06-13-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By Litespud

In your situation, I would have no hesitation...

In your situation, I would have no hesitation drilling and mounting the bracket. If three little holes compromise the structural integrity of your top tube, it was pretty marginal to begin with, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,999
Posted By Litespud

And it's carbon, so when it assplodes, you'll be...

And it's carbon, so when it assplodes, you'll be skewering and slicing innocents hundreds of yards away. The humanity......
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,329
Posted By Litespud

I was mulling over this the other day - sharpen...

I was mulling over this the other day - sharpen up the leading edges of the spokes. Small furry animal slice'n'dice
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,329
Posted By Litespud

I’ve seen pics of a CF fork failing like this...

I’ve seen pics of a CF fork failing like this after a squirrel jumped into the wheel. While one might expect the spokes to cut the squirrel in two, the wiry little bastard stayed intact (but dead)...
05-29-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,835
Posted By Litespud

I disagree - in this context, "man-made" is the...

I disagree - in this context, "man-made" is the very definition of artificial. Look what happened in, for example, the Balkans and the Middle East after WWII - people with little more than maps and...
05-28-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,835
Posted By Litespud

I have pride in my planet, floating there like a...

I have pride in my planet, floating there like a warm little blue jewel in space. I occasionally have pride in my species.
Countries are ephemeral - 250 years ago, the US wasnít a country. 250 years...
05-23-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,051
Posted By Litespud

1) - yes, sort of. Outside Boston MA, passenger...

1) - yes, sort of. Outside Boston MA, passenger in a passing car threw an unopened soda can at me. Hit me on the back, but startling more than anything. The driver of a following car took their tag#...
05-16-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,803
Posted By Litespud

And the conversation goes off the rails again....

And the conversation goes off the rails again. The color of the teens' skin is irrelevant (the new "race-neutral" description of the original incident works just as well as the original), as is...
05-16-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By Litespud

When I switched to 10 speed (Campag Chorus) years...

When I switched to 10 speed (Campag Chorus) years ago, rather then use a Campag chain with its odd pin (can't remember what they called to, but it apparently needed a specific installation device,...
05-16-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,803
Posted By Litespud

1. Fix your drivetrain - seems like every time...

1. Fix your drivetrain - seems like every time you were in a position to go around them or outrun them your chain fell off or you were "nursing" your drivetrain.
2. Hook up a Go-Pro or equivalent...
05-04-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By Litespud

There certainly is something to be said for...

There certainly is something to be said for preventative maintenance, but I donít think it applies here. Preventative maintenance is addressing a potential problem before it becomes a big problem -...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,140
Posted By Litespud

Disagree - the last thing you want is significant...

Disagree - the last thing you want is significant difference between front and rear tire performance. New tires on the front and worn tires on the rear leave you prone to oversteer in the wet or in...
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