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06-06-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 586
Posted By frizzen

Every tube brand has a lot of negative comments. ...

Every tube brand has a lot of negative comments. I think you nailed the reason. They used tire irons to pry the tire onto the rim and pinched it.
06-06-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By frizzen

The USA signed a treaty in 1969, that subsidizes...

The USA signed a treaty in 1969, that subsidizes shipping from China. They were a poor developing country so we agreed to accept shipments for virtually nothing and the US post office carries the...
06-06-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By frizzen

1) aliexpress steps in pretty quick if I open a...

1) aliexpress steps in pretty quick if I open a dispute. They have always refunded my purchase price.

2) shipping is always 2-4 weeks, with covid19 it can be 8 or more.

3) they take great...
06-05-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By frizzen

I've been looking at mtn bikes in this range too....

I've been looking at mtn bikes in this range too. The Marlin 6 or 7 looks pretty nice, except for the forks. The coil spring forks are heavy - and everybody says they are garbage. I've got my eye on...
05-28-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By frizzen

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/968x738/hercules_bars3_7528236d5862807e1d688dec657d3f35101bd758.jpg
How old are these?
I found them at the bike shop where I worked from...
05-22-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By frizzen

I would never ride without a front brake. I...

I would never ride without a front brake. I drove down a hill in a car once without brakes (not on purpose). Scary stuff.
05-22-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By frizzen

You need to buy a longer axle and nuts, that's...

You need to buy a longer axle and nuts, that's easy. The long spacer on the right side of freewheel hubs is a major weakness, so moving some spacers around to get the wheel more centered (and...
05-20-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,865
Posted By frizzen

The clamps are strong and tight. They aren't...

The clamps are strong and tight. They aren't going anywhere. This setup is 35 years old.
05-19-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By frizzen

How "old"? French bikes were 14 mm x 1.25, but...

How "old"? French bikes were 14 mm x 1.25, but probably not since the 1980s. Really old (1960s?) British bikes are 9/16" x 20 TPI BSC (British Standard Cycle) which are about .004" smaller than...
05-19-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By frizzen

Aliexpress orders are coming really late these...

Aliexpress orders are coming really late these days. They say the item shipped, then 6 weeks later they send an email saying it just shipped and extend the buyer protection another 60 days. I've...
05-19-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,865
Posted By frizzen

A pair of stainless steel hose clamps with some...

A pair of stainless steel hose clamps with some inner tube to protect the frame.
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05-19-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,246
Posted By frizzen

I like this pressure calculator as a starting...

I like this pressure calculator as a starting point:
Bicycle tire pressure calculator (http://www.dorkypantsr.us/bike-tire-pressure-calculator.html)

Road bike: 20mm front / 90 psi, 25mm rear /...
05-19-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By frizzen

One big factor in comfort is the tires. There is...

One big factor in comfort is the tires. There is an optimum size for comfort, not too small or too big.

Tires that are too skinny require too much pressure and ride harsher. Fatter tires can...
05-19-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,271
Posted By frizzen

When I had a pickup I put a couple of big eye...

When I had a pickup I put a couple of big eye bolts in the front of the bed (on the sides). Then used motorcycle tie-downs to hold the bikes upright. The wheels stay on, the bikes stay put.
04-02-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,609
Posted By frizzen

The steel for bearings is usually 52100, which...

The steel for bearings is usually 52100, which has 1% carbon, about 1.5% Chromium, and a lesser amount of several other metals. Calling it chrome steel is common, if not very informative.
04-01-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By frizzen

Also see CarbonCycles & SalsaCycles for more fork...

Also see CarbonCycles & SalsaCycles for more fork options.
03-28-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,826
Posted By frizzen

The Hafny bar end mirror, 68mm, is way bigger and...

The Hafny bar end mirror, 68mm, is way bigger and better than the Third Eye bar end mirror. But, I prefer the "Mirrycle Origional", which mounts to the old style brake levers. The Mirrycle is in a...
03-28-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 39,131
Posted By frizzen

My first real job (real = W2 form) was at a store...

My first real job (real = W2 form) was at a store called Kiddee City in Conshohocken PA in 1977. They sold a variety of bicycles and I was the bicycle assembler. Huffy's were the good brand, vastly...
03-26-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By frizzen

I love the look of the King Cage toe clips, but...

I love the look of the King Cage toe clips, but they don't seem to be made anymore. I never went clipless - toe clips on every bike.
03-25-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,354
Posted By frizzen

Most epic ride: White Mountain

Labor day weekend 1982, two friends and I rode our new mountain bikes to the top of White Mountain 14,250 feet. I say "rode", but we had to push and carry a bit at the top. The last few switchbacks...
03-24-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 11,284
Posted By frizzen

BSC threads

British Standard Threads
Cottered Cranks
Stuck spoke nipples
03-24-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 920
Posted By frizzen

Also see Ian's secure shoelace knot. (I can't...

Also see Ian's secure shoelace knot. (I can't post links yet).
I've been using it for years and it really works, and it's easy to untie. Works great with paracord.
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