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07-22-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By AnkleWork

Yes, a warranty issue is happening.

Yes, a warranty issue is happening.
07-21-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 643
Posted By AnkleWork

That's a decent bike. If five miles is torture,...

That's a decent bike. If five miles is torture, then look for other problems. Does the bike fit you?
07-21-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By AnkleWork

Unfortunately, I read your posts. They are...

Unfortunately, I read your posts. They are contradictory and nonsensical. Please try again.
07-20-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By AnkleWork

Not even a BSO.

Not even a BSO.
07-18-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,136
Posted By AnkleWork

Managing volunteers is tricky. Most volunteers...

Managing volunteers is tricky. Most volunteers buy-into the organization's agenda when they join; most do not like other outside agendas pushed on them.
07-17-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By AnkleWork

Who will you trust? Post the contact info for...

Who will you trust? Post the contact info for your lbs so someone in this forum can ask them your questions for you.
07-16-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By AnkleWork

Twenty-three year relationships frequently end in...

Twenty-three year relationships frequently end in tragedy.
07-16-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By AnkleWork

It's not a problem on the TdF. That's just the...

It's not a problem on the TdF. That's just the sound of progress. And the frequent deep maintenance, that's progress too. Just ask Campy.
07-15-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,573
Posted By AnkleWork

Over seven years, a used frame accrues wear and...

Over seven years, a used frame accrues wear and tear.
07-13-19, 05:20 PM
07-13-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By AnkleWork

Chain rubbing where? What kind of shifters? ...

Chain rubbing where?
What kind of shifters?
Were gears shifted on the bike while stopped?
Was the bike knocked over onto the drive side?
07-11-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By AnkleWork

Maybe carefully un-bend the cog.

Maybe carefully un-bend the cog.
07-11-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By AnkleWork

Which side of which wheel?

Which side of which wheel?
07-11-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By AnkleWork

You'll never get back the time spent, so I hope...

You'll never get back the time spent, so I hope it was worth it.
07-09-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,391
Posted By AnkleWork

A tiny bit of diagnosis would make this into a...

A tiny bit of diagnosis would make this into a very different thread.
07-08-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,391
Posted By AnkleWork

It's worth a try. BTW, what thread pitch are you...

It's worth a try. BTW, what thread pitch are you dealing with, before/after?
07-08-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By AnkleWork

No idea. Maybe figure out what ratios you use...

No idea. Maybe figure out what ratios you use and under what circumstances and work from there.
07-07-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,038
Posted By AnkleWork

Reinstall the original "very smooth" cones and...

Reinstall the original "very smooth" cones and adjust. Done.
07-06-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By AnkleWork

How rapidly the symptom onset would be a valuable...

How rapidly the symptom onset would be a valuable clue. Maybe check for a frayed cable or excess cable friction.
Those shifters can last many hundreds of thousands of shifts.
07-05-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By AnkleWork

How big is it, in mm?

How big is it, in mm?
07-05-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By AnkleWork

Maybe watch the video in a mirror.

Maybe watch the video in a mirror.
07-02-19, 11:23 PM
07-02-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By AnkleWork

"Pull."

"Pull."
07-01-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By AnkleWork

Which fuzzy pixel is the pin? Maybe glue it in...

Which fuzzy pixel is the pin? Maybe glue it in place.
06-28-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By AnkleWork

Odd that you seek out anonymous internet opinions...

Odd that you seek out anonymous internet opinions while ignoring the bulk of your own first-hand experience.
06-28-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,909
Posted By AnkleWork

Deductive logic: 1. No dimension like...

Deductive logic:
1. No dimension like "perfectly straight handlebars" can exist in space-time.
2. So a tolerance on the misalignment will have to be specified.
3. The tolerance will have to...
06-27-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,171
Posted By AnkleWork

That light was assembled from parts (probably by...

That light was assembled from parts (probably by a child) so it can be taken apart. Someone will have to examine it closely and figure it out; chatting won't get it done.
06-26-19, 11:06 AM
06-25-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By AnkleWork

Don't borrow trouble; this is not a mechanical...

Don't borrow trouble; this is not a mechanical problem with your bike.

Getting out to ride IS the fix.
06-23-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,171
Posted By AnkleWork

First check the external wiring and switch, if...

First check the external wiring and switch, if any. Then check the light. Last, check the hub.
06-23-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,153
Posted By AnkleWork

Neither can I.

Neither can I.
06-23-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By AnkleWork

Sometimes weather websites don't notify you that...

Sometimes weather websites don't notify you that a radar station has been taken offline, so check the time-stamps to see if each image is current.
06-19-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,422
Posted By AnkleWork

Wow, not sure where the disconnect is. Can you...

Wow, not sure where the disconnect is. Can you see the difference in "rubber glue" and "instant adhesive"? Apparently the instructions are also different.

Subtle hints frequently don't work,...
06-19-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,422
Posted By AnkleWork

From:...

From: https://www.hutchinsontires.com/helpers/pdf/hutchinson-us.pdf
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1209x530/hutchinson_ae8584eefb287c22bcb47f9d7ccd95e4d574a264.jpgI really...
06-19-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,422
Posted By AnkleWork

Hutchinson's website appears to indicate that the...

Hutchinson's website appears to indicate that the kit with cyanoacrylate glue is for low pressure mountain bike tires. Their kit for road tires uses regular tube repair cement.
06-19-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By AnkleWork

THIS!: OP: It's time to fall out...

THIS!:





OP: It's time to fall out of love. You can keep the crank, admire it, caress it, just don't ride it.
06-19-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By AnkleWork

+1 And teeth. OP: Racing and pseudo-racing...

+1 And teeth.

OP: Racing and pseudo-racing parts have limited life and are disposable. You paid extra for that. Your plan weakens the crank arm at the worst possible place -- please reconsider.
06-18-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,586
Posted By AnkleWork

As noted above, Shimano now specifies a torque...

As noted above, Shimano now specifies a torque range for the preload because too much torque opened the BB seals of some models. Be circumspect.
06-17-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By AnkleWork

Clue: water is not good for chains. ...

Clue: water is not good for chains.





And what will you use to remove the water you applied with the diluted alcohol? WD40? [Haw!]
06-17-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,692
Posted By AnkleWork

+1 And 4,000 psi hydraulic systems.

+1
And 4,000 psi hydraulic systems.
06-17-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,692
Posted By AnkleWork

Top quality Schrader cores are available from...

Top quality Schrader cores are available from aircraft supply sources -- precisely made with teflon seals and strong springs. Good luck.
06-17-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,692
Posted By AnkleWork

How do you know the valves are leaking?

How do you know the valves are leaking?
06-15-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By AnkleWork

Consider total procurement cost in...

Consider total procurement cost in time/effort/money (zero salvage value) versus return-on-investment of a few seconds. Money can be made again; time not so much.
06-14-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By AnkleWork

Regardless of legend, there's no alcohol in WD40...

Regardless of legend, there's no alcohol in WD40 according to the MSDS, also no reason to remove it from a chain according to the indicated uses.
06-14-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By AnkleWork

Alcohol is not "like" WD40 and there's no need...

Alcohol is not "like" WD40 and there's no need for it (or drying). Just get everything as clean as you want with the WD or petroleum solvent, the[n] lube as normal.
06-13-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,233
Posted By AnkleWork

Every Conti tube I ever bought came with a yellow...

Every Conti tube I ever bought came with a yellow valve cap.
06-12-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By AnkleWork

On the seat post with hose clamps?

On the seat post with hose clamps?
06-12-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By AnkleWork

You didn't need the special wrench to remove the...

You didn't need the special wrench to remove the guard/chainring?

What's a "three piece thing"?

Never mind, I would offer no guesses based on that description.

[+1 on the law of arithmetic.]
06-12-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,534
Posted By AnkleWork

Unfortunately, it already contaminates all lakes,...

Unfortunately, it already contaminates all lakes, rivers, and oceans in high concentrations.

At least it's listed by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS no. 7732-18-5) so there must be pending...
06-12-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By AnkleWork

Welcome to the Bicycle Mechanics and Pop-Psych...

Welcome to the Bicycle Mechanics and Pop-Psych Self Help Forum.
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