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01-09-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By dabac

In the absence of pics, Iím working off a vague...

In the absence of pics, Iím working off a vague memory, which says thereís a circlip in a groove in the bb shell. Remove circlip, tap gently on axle and it should come out.
12-22-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By dabac

Considering certain practises regarding...

Considering certain practises regarding relocation of priests with certain questionable personal preferences, Iím not sure how useful the Vatican is as a moral reference....
Forum: Commuting
12-21-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By dabac

Iíve used the Lakes and was reasonably happy with...

Iíve used the Lakes and was reasonably happy with the wide version. One size up was OK for regular socks.
Have since gone to the WŲlvhammers. Very nice as boots. Would be happy to have a pair as...
12-20-19, 01:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By dabac

If they move while riding, my first guess is that...

If they move while riding, my first guess is that the nut is bottoming out on the threads before clamping properly. Try adding another washer under the nut.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,071
Posted By dabac

ĒStrongerĒ can be a tricky word. if you think...

ĒStrongerĒ can be a tricky word.
if you think you're better off with a thicker spoke, youíre probably wrong.

Most spokes fail by fatigue, like when bending a paperclip repeatedly at the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,071
Posted By dabac

Err on the side of caution I suppose. Hubs can...

Err on the side of caution I suppose. Hubs can generally outlast several sets of rims/hubs.
A more common reason to steer someone away from rebuilding around a specific hub would be to get to a...
12-20-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By dabac

Havenít taken apart any D-A hubs. But the...

Havenít taken apart any D-A hubs.
But the general approach for Shimano freehub bodies is to pull the axle. Then there is a hollow-core Allen type of bolt which the axle runs through that holds the...
12-15-19, 01:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By dabac

I run a string or thin electrical cable across...

I run a string or thin electrical cable across the saddle. Tack it down with a length of tape. Move it back & forth until it feels like itís centered under the sit bones.
That gives me a reference...
12-15-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By dabac

Iíve got two pairs that come with their own...

Iíve got two pairs that come with their own liners that I sometimes use as shells for gloves.
They give me the same issue that I have with most warm hand wear - the balance between being warm enough...
11-12-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By dabac

Looking at the change in colour fore/aft whatís...

Looking at the change in colour fore/aft whatís been assumed to be the mounting ring, I wonder if those might not mount as bar end shifters - by an expander inside the bar.
Have a look at the end....
11-12-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By dabac

Donít think so. Iím not aware of any flat bar...

Donít think so. Iím not aware of any flat bar twist shift where the cable exits along the bar.
BITD there was a twist shift made for the ends of drop bars. I have a pair. Donít remember the brand....
11-12-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By dabac

Generally, there is a flange at the base of the...

Generally, there is a flange at the base of the brake boss. This flange usually has three holes in it. The return spring - one way or another - anchors into one of those holes. If you bottom out the...
11-08-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By dabac

There's really no single set answer to that. ...

There's really no single set answer to that.

The really dedicated MTBers around here tend to decide their ideal pressure based on how many pinch flats/rim damage they are willing to accept.
Some...
11-06-19, 03:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,223
Posted By dabac

I had a mesh repair two years ago. The pain...

I had a mesh repair two years ago.
The pain right after surgery, between the anaesthetic wearing off and the oral painkillers kicking in was really, really bad. As in cold sweats, shallow breathing,...
11-03-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,023
Posted By dabac

No special winter helmet. Down to -15-17 C, I...

No special winter helmet.
Down to -15-17 C, I use a headband and a helmet cover.
I have some special caps/balaclavas meant to go under a helmet. But I tend to sweat them down, and they interfere...
11-03-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,023
Posted By dabac

WRT the temperature as such, Iíll happily ride in...

WRT the temperature as such, Iíll happily ride in any temperature Iíd consider skiing or skating in. Or doing yard work in. Not a big deal once youíve gotten your clothing needs dialed in. My...
11-03-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By dabac

Several years back I had a pair of drum brake 36H...

Several years back I had a pair of drum brake 36H hubs that I wanted to use with a 28H and a 32H rim. Built them up in a traditional cross pattern using 5-6 different spoke lengths. Entirely doable...
11-02-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,690
Posted By dabac

My major concern would be how well embedded the...

My major concern would be how well embedded the casing is when seen from the inside. My experience, mainly based on failing studded tires, suggests that the cord is very close to the inside face of...
10-31-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By dabac

If you want two chains for the looks, itíd be...

If you want two chains for the looks, itíd be fairly simple to set up a double-sided fixie. Install fixed sprocket on the left side, using plenty of torque and red loctite. Install freewheel on the...
10-31-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By dabac

Torque-sensitive controllers do fine w/o brake...

Torque-sensitive controllers do fine w/o brake cut-off.
10-31-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By dabac

Brakes are fairly simple things. Pull lever,...

Brakes are fairly simple things. Pull lever, lever pulls cable, cable pulls brake arm. Pad moves towards rim.
It really isnít something that can change back & forth from time to time.

The only...
10-31-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By dabac

One of these:...

One of these: https://www.amazon.com/Bon-Tool-24-504-Carbide-Tile/dp/B07DFXP44D/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=tile+hand+saw&qid=1572551258&sr=8-3 will cut hardened steel, albeit slowly. You may need more...
10-30-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By dabac

+1 Shimano TX derailer is another clue. India,...

+1
Shimano TX derailer is another clue. India, a third.
I have the impression that the scale of whatís good and bad WRT bicycle quality is considerably shifted there.
Iíd guess freewheel....
10-30-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By dabac

Shimano freehub bodies generally arenít too bad...

Shimano freehub bodies generally arenít too bad to remove off the hub.
If you do that, you can gently remove the rubber seal, and then quite efficiently flush the f/h body. Aiming a stream of WD-40...
10-30-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,256
Posted By dabac

1) I haven't read your original post. I can't say...

1) I haven't read your original post. I can't say if there is anything in it that - however unintentionally - might have set something like that off.
2) Different sites have different "atmospheres",...
10-30-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By dabac

There ARE two different threads on a fixie hub,...

There ARE two different threads on a fixie hub, one for the sprocket and one for the lockring. Thatís not a problem though as the lockring thread is smaller than the sprocket thread - which is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By dabac

Iíd guess the cable is fraying and has started...

Iíd guess the cable is fraying and has started binding up somewhere.
10-27-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By dabac

IGHs are not rated for the drops, jumps and...

IGHs are not rated for the drops, jumps and general abuse that a MTB is expected to put up with.

It doesnít have to be instant death for an IGH to be used for MTB, but it does take an...
10-26-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,882
Posted By dabac

I use electrically heated soles, and winter...

I use electrically heated soles, and winter riding boots. The heaters being the most important part of the set-up. There are several commercial systems available, but Iím using industrial heating...
10-26-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By dabac

Tandems fairly often come with a rear drag brake...

Tandems fairly often come with a rear drag brake to help control descent speeds.
Theyíre operator-controlled, but otherwise made to do pretty much what you want.
10-23-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By dabac

Saddle-to-ground is nearly entirely unimportant...

Saddle-to-ground is nearly entirely unimportant for riding. Saddle-to-pedal is far, far more important. It is VERY common only to reach the ground with your toes from butt-in-saddle when using a...
10-22-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By dabac

Here are pics on open-unsealed ball bearings:...

Here are pics on open-unsealed ball bearings:...
10-17-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
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: 850
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: 850
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: 416
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: 715
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: 329
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: 29
Views: 2,042
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: 31
Views: 2,561
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: 503
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: 458
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: 2,465
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: 10
Views: 1,622
Posted By dabac

Tim krabbe the rider

Tim krabbe the rider
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
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: 838
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: 520
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: 392
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: 345
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: 976
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...
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