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06-20-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By CyclingFool95

Engineers are engineers (well, except for those...

Engineers are engineers (well, except for those software guys). I'm an ME. Either those who think a certain way become engineers, or engineering school breeds a certain way of thinking. Chicken or...
06-20-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By dsbrantjr

RF and microwave engineer, actually, but there is...

RF and microwave engineer, actually, but there is a lot of mechanics involved.

I would strongly suggest getting a copy of this book...
06-20-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By sdmc530

I use antiseize on: BB, pedal threads I...

I use antiseize on:
BB, pedal threads

I use grease on everything else
I use carbon paste on seat post

I use no Loctite....some of the bolts have the blue thread locker painted on from factory...
06-19-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By Kedosto

Be careful. I owned a 2007 Sequoia Elite and it...

Be careful. I owned a 2007 Sequoia Elite and it was nothing like the current Sequoias. In 2007 it was essentially a road bike with relaxed geometry; a bit higher head tube, a more upright position,...
06-19-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By CyclingFool95

I just completed a bike build with not a drop of...

I just completed a bike build with not a drop of Loctite but plentiful anti-seize on everything. Apparently that puts me afoul of Campagnolo's instructions in their manual for the crankset. I...
06-19-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By Troul

I use anti seize for bb threads.

I use anti seize for bb threads.
06-19-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By dsbrantjr

I put grease or Tef-Gel on all joints which do...

I put grease or Tef-Gel on all joints which do not have pre-applied threadlocker. Generally, properly-designed (not all are) and torqued joints do not require threadlocker although there are of...
06-19-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By trailangel

I say one or the other, not both. My preference...

I say one or the other, not both. My preference is threadlocker. Some people that ride in wet climates.. PNW, NE, SE... maybe they would use grease instead and rebuild more often.
06-17-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By Canker

$$$$$ or Cheap? Cheap way. Get a generic...

$$$$$ or Cheap?
Cheap way. Get a generic roadlink off ebay for $3 and a Sunrace 11-40 8 8 speed cassette for $35 and yes they do make those. If your RD can't handle the 11-40 with the roadlink pick...
06-14-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By fietsbob

Ask @ the TRP brakes website?...

Ask @ the TRP brakes website? https://trpcycling.com/contact/

generally the expansion tank has a sealing bladder .. unlike the one on the car firewall ...
06-12-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By coupster

IIRC, that disc/screw is for adjusting the...

IIRC, that disc/screw is for adjusting the rotational tightness of the shifting lever. If its too loose, the cable tension can pull the lever back. Too tight and shifting becomes a chore. Ideally...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By datlas

Probably normal. Keep riding.

Probably normal. Keep riding.
Forum: Foo
06-06-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,861
Posted By dynodonn

Mine is just the name of the wireless router I...

Mine is just the name of the wireless router I use, but I did like one of my family member's use of "FBI Van". :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By caloso

First of all, congratulations on your progress so...

First of all, congratulations on your progress so far. Well done!

As to the wheels, it’s a legitimate concern. The posted limits are conservative, but you’ll be exceeding them by a fair amount,...
06-05-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,165
Posted By bobwysiwyg

If they were to consistently continue, not...

If they were to consistently continue, not observing three feet clearance, they would be in violation of the current law in my state. I expect the AV programming types will get busy after the first...
06-05-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,145
Posted By cyccommute

In answer to your cons: The weight is...

In answer to your cons:

The weight is only “unnecessary” if you don’t need it. If you need it, it’s worth carrying.
I’ve never had a triple that was “clumsy” while shifting. I have 8...
06-05-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,145
Posted By cyccommute

So do you carry all the stuff to “match your...

So do you carry all the stuff to “match your gears to the terrain” if the terrain changes? Your method is okay if all you ever ride is on roads that you’ve been on before or if you ride laps around...
06-05-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,145
Posted By indyfabz

Tour with a triple. 9 speed. Wouldn't have it any...

Tour with a triple. 9 speed. Wouldn't have it any other way. I don't like giant steps between gears. Nothing worse to me than climbing some mountain pass and having to choose between spinning too...
06-04-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,165
Posted By base2

I disagree with the premise. We already know...

I disagree with the premise.
We already know civilization took a wrong turn. Yet we ride anyway. The danger is the human driver with his very human limited attention, limited skills, limited...
06-04-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By wgscott

It is all about sincerity. Once you learn to...

It is all about sincerity.

Once you learn to fake that, you have it made.
06-02-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By Kapusta

Pretty sure I could do some damage with that if I...

Pretty sure I could do some damage with that if I tightened as hard as I could.
06-01-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By jimc101

Go by the rotors instructions, yes, when I worked...

Go by the rotors instructions, yes, when I worked in a LBS, we did it with a digital torque wrench, for personal use, no, have been using discs for pushing 20 years and not had any bolts come loose,...
06-01-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have always felt this "cross tightening"...

I have always felt this "cross tightening" method, which is what I was taught to do on car wheel studs/bolts, is nonsense for a bike rotor. The rotor will just bend and take to whatever surface...
05-30-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,761
Posted By Classtime

No Knee Pain with my Vegan Diet

My knees are bad. A couple of scopes over the last 20 years and the normal arthritic afflictions. My dad has bad knees (expected at 85?) and the pain is only relieved when he's pedaling. Our bedroom...
05-30-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By dsbrantjr

It might also be that the derailleur hanger is...

It might also be that the derailleur hanger is misaligned.
05-29-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By Rick

The higher end components work better. I still...

The higher end components work better. I still file the cable housing square and burr free and use Jigwire insert type ferrules. I have had good luck with replacing the cable housing at the...
05-29-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,967
Posted By Lanceoldstrong

50th Davis Double Ride Report (Belated)

Cccorlew asked me to write an old school Bike Forums ride report, anybody remember that custom?
So, here it is...

Lance Oldstrong's 50th Davis Double Ride Report.

I wanted this 50th Davis...
05-29-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,434
Posted By dbf909

My MTB developed a creaky sound when pedaling...

My MTB developed a creaky sound when pedaling hard (standing up mostly) but only on the left downstroke. After some investigation and troubleshooting, it turned out to be the chainring mounting bolts...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,349
Posted By blue192

#1...

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) take a lock and lock it on the person riding it so he cannot get away. #2...
05-22-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By Wileyone

Sheldon wasn't always right.

Sheldon wasn't always right.
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,323
Posted By cyccommute

Kind of have to be mounted that way. Take a look...

Kind of have to be mounted that way. Take a look at the pictures in curbow’s post. The panniers are way behind the axle.
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,323
Posted By Doug64

These were taken from an early Blackburn catalog,...

These were taken from an early Blackburn catalog, which summarized his study. You also have to realize that his test runs were done with 80 lbs., when looking at the results. I apologize for the...
05-08-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Kapusta

Pretty much any 64/104 bcds will fit. I’ve used...

Pretty much any 64/104 bcds will fit. I’ve used Race Face, Shimano, and a few others.
05-08-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Kapusta

3.3 is just the model number indicating that it...

3.3 is just the model number indicating that it is for a triple. These were originally designed as 9/10 speed. There was also a 2.2 version that was a double, and a 1.1 that was a single ring ("1x"...
04-26-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By chas58

Usually it is meaningful. Continental loves to...

Usually it is meaningful. Continental loves to say they have 330TPI, when it is really 3x110tpi. Basically you have to divide any TPI number conti has by 3. They label their 60TPI tires as 180TPI....
12-04-14, 09:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,638
Posted By Fred Smedley

No Cinelli bags for you, lol

No Cinelli bags for you, lol
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