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06-29-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,520
Posted By FastJake

- Nice Allen wrench set - Phillips and flathead...

- Nice Allen wrench set
- Phillips and flathead screwdrivers
- Bike stand
- All other specialty tools as needed. Re-packing hubs? Get cone wrenches. Need to cut a chain? Get a chain tool. I...
06-29-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By FastJake

Yes, unfortunately we are facing almost 100 years...

Yes, unfortunately we are facing almost 100 years of non-sense. The link you posted is useless except for the weight measurements because the testing is done on steel drums. Does your bike ride on...
06-28-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By FastJake

"Wide tires are slower." The number one myth in...

"Wide tires are slower." The number one myth in cycling! https://www.renehersecycles.com/12-myths-in-cycling-1-wider-tires-are-slower/

I did a 60 mile ride on my most hardcore road racing bike...
06-26-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 655
Posted By FastJake

That's quite a mashup. If the rear derailer has...

That's quite a mashup. If the rear derailer has enough travel it will work in theory. But as mentioned, friction shifting a 10-speed cassette with that setup might not be fun. You'll need to use a...
06-26-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By FastJake

If it slips, you'll know... Sticking a rag down...

If it slips, you'll know... Sticking a rag down the seat tube with some alcohol should be good enough to wipe away the grease. Keep in mind the clamping area is near the top of the seat tube, so you...
06-08-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By FastJake

I've run V-brakes with a 2.4" tire before. I...

I've run V-brakes with a 2.4" tire before. I don't know if it was a "true" 2.4 but it was many years ago so I can't verify it.

I currently have two bikes with two different knobby 2.35" tires and...
06-04-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By FastJake

Rust on a cassette isn't a problem. The places...

Rust on a cassette isn't a problem. The places where the chain contacts the teeth are constantly "polished" (worn) by the chain. And since the chain should be lubed, those areas won't get or stay...
06-04-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 763
Posted By FastJake

Please tell me you didn't leave it like that...?

Please tell me you didn't leave it like that...?
06-01-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 460
Posted By FastJake

I've never understood the matching notches on the...

I've never understood the matching notches on the smallest cog/lockring. They just increase the force required to get the same amount of tightness on the lockring. And I don't think there's any risk...
05-28-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By FastJake

You can specify location on eBay as "North...

You can specify location on eBay as "North America" or "US only". It's pretty useful.

Are you refurbishing x-mart bikes? Even old low-end hybrids and MTBs should be worth more than $50 ready-to-go.
05-28-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,538
Posted By FastJake

Cheap tools are expensive. First you have to buy...

Cheap tools are expensive. First you have to buy them, then you have to buy replacements of the parts you ruin with them, and finally you have to buy good tools. I'd rather skip the middlemen and go...
05-26-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By FastJake

It's about measurement capability, not...

It's about measurement capability, not priorities. Any decent floor pump has markers every 5 PSI and enough space between them to determine whether you're on a mark or between two marks. Meaning, you...
05-24-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By FastJake

In general, it is possible to get a square taper...

In general, it is possible to get a square taper crank to a lower q-factor. With Hollowtech II, GXP, BB30, or any external bearing system you have basically zero adjustment.

Here is a list of...
05-22-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By FastJake

Short answer: use the housing stops as-is....

Short answer: use the housing stops as-is. They're better than what you want to do.

Well designed bikes have historically used exposed cable whenever possible. Full length housing is heavier,...
05-21-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By FastJake

Strike three. Properly tensioned wheels don't...

Strike three. Properly tensioned wheels don't require thread lock. :crash:

All I can say is good luck, I guess. Have the front wheel looked at too, preferably by someone not at that shop. It's...
05-21-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By FastJake

New bike wheels should checked before the bike is...

New bike wheels should checked before the bike is sold (but often aren't). Since they failed at that, and failed again even when they knew there was a problem, I don't think the third time will be...
05-15-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By FastJake

Just in case you want to get really fancy:...

Just in case you want to get really fancy: https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/brakes/compass-brake-shoes/

$34 for the holders and another $24 for a pair of pads... But the pads will...
05-15-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,216
Posted By FastJake

Heavy and expensive are difficult to dispute...

Heavy and expensive are difficult to dispute (overpriced is my own opinion). A cassette hub that weighs 500g, and costs $450?! Bomb-proof Dura Ace 7400 (or Ultegra 6400,6500,6600, etc.) weighs...
05-15-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By FastJake

Kool Stop salmon + everything already said above....

Kool Stop salmon + everything already said above.

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05-14-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By FastJake

Thanks. I watched a different official Campy...

Thanks. I watched a different official Campy video that also included the re-assembly. I think it was pretty clear but I might try a couple different videos to see if I was missing something.
05-14-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By FastJake

Short answer: when it gets noisy. This might...

Short answer: when it gets noisy.

This might be the most thoroughly discussed topic in cycling, or at least bicycle mechanics. A search will get you nearly infinite information.
05-14-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,216
Posted By FastJake

People are counter-fitting this heavy, overpriced...

People are counter-fitting this heavy, overpriced junk? (ducks)
05-13-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By FastJake

You can use a threadless headset and then use the...

You can use a threadless headset and then use the top cup and locknut from a threaded headset to lock the bearing adjustment instead of a star nut. I've done this a couple times. It works great and...
05-12-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 628
Posted By FastJake

I don't decelerate with my legs. I use my front...

I don't decelerate with my legs. I use my front brake.

If you know that driving stick is more enjoyable (I refuse to own an automatic) then fixed gear shouldn't be too much of a leap. You just...
05-12-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 628
Posted By FastJake

My fixed gear commuter isn't a "fixie" and has...

My fixed gear commuter isn't a "fixie" and has zero hipster cool vibe. What it does have is lower maintenance and better reliability than any other type of drivetrain. It gets me and my stuff where I...
05-12-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By FastJake

Every time I wash my car I swear it gets rained...

Every time I wash my car I swear it gets rained on the first time I drive it. I could park it in the garage for two weeks after washing. Then I need to go somewhere, rain. Even if it's not in the...
02-25-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,005
Posted By FastJake

What a coincidence, I'm in this video! I was in...

What a coincidence, I'm in this video! I was in San Francisco for a work trip and took some time off to ride and visit the museum for the first time. They happened to be filming this when I was...
10-31-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,038
Posted By FastJake

+1 This makes NO sense. Do you have the...

+1

This makes NO sense. Do you have the slightest idea of how carbon fiber is made?
10-17-10, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,790
Posted By FastJake

Since you're that concerned with looks, don't...

Since you're that concerned with looks, don't stress about quality. You probably won't notice the difference anyway. But you will notice those ugly eyelets and non-matching colors *roll eyes*
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