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04-15-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Bontrager used a few different hub designs on...

Bontrager used a few different hub designs on their branded wheels. The least expensive has has common loose ball (cup and cone) type bearings which will be adjustable and, BTW, benefit from annual...
04-14-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By grizzly59

Check the cable. Shift to the big rear cog, chain...

Check the cable. Shift to the big rear cog, chain on that cog. Without turning the crank, shift to the small, now there's slack. Pull the housings free from the frame cable stops. Lots of slack. Move...
04-13-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By dsbrantjr

Thank you, folks referring to "adjusting tension"...

Thank you, folks referring to "adjusting tension" instead of indexing drives me nuts.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,096
Posted By Iride01

For the benefit and education of our younger...

For the benefit and education of our younger generation.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69iB-xy0u4A


It wasn't stated in the clip, but those are the Knights of Ne Ni.
04-12-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By oldbobcat

Don't you have any friends or bike shops that...

Don't you have any friends or bike shops that could test ride the bike or check it out?

And regarding the stem, a longer stem isn't going to fix the handling if it's too long for your reach. An 11...
04-12-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By Iride01

Did you try it with the cable removed from the...

Did you try it with the cable removed from the pinch bolt? If it will go down to the 11th cog with the cable removed, then I'd expect that the cable is binding somewhere. Maybe frayed up in the STI...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 05:40 PM
04-06-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 793
Posted By SurferRosa

I enjoy the ones when I'm standing in line at the...

I enjoy the ones when I'm standing in line at the grocery, behind the lady, with her kid staring at me. She looks at the kid and then back at me, then clutches her kid tightly. Yeah, I'm going to...
04-06-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 793
Posted By phughes

Then why are you asking a bunch of total...

Then why are you asking a bunch of total strangers for validation?
04-05-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Iride01

At least I don't call STI's "brifters" That...

At least I don't call STI's "brifters" That always sounded corny to me too.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,770
Posted By Trakhak

Absolutely agree. Every year, professionals can...

Absolutely agree. Every year, professionals can be seen climbing in the Alps and Pyrenees while clutching their handlebars near the stem without falling off the bike and asphyxiating. Graham Obree...
04-01-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By veganbikes

That helmet is beyond not safe. Unless it were...

That helmet is beyond not safe. Unless it were hermetically sealed in a special temperature controlled environment like in a lab (which clearly it wasn't) I wouldn't trust that helmet to protect my...
04-01-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By oldbobcat

Let us know what you find. Most of my chainring...

Let us know what you find. Most of my chainring replacements were done on the clock, so I never had time to experiment. I just followed the manufacturer's instructions, made sure it worked, and gave...
04-01-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By wgscott

Need some help with crankset today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KTI-ZxHJVs&t=200s

cxwrench
03-31-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,744
Posted By ClydeClydeson

He certainly sounds like a little prick, that's...

He certainly sounds like a little prick, that's for sure.
03-31-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,744
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Sorry if I've been out of line here or anywhere...

Sorry if I've been out of line here or anywhere else, but it is uncomfortable to see people trying to help and an OP insisting on an answer that is both irresposible and dangerous; if he wants to...
03-31-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,027
Posted By Reflector Guy

Is this a real question? You pressed most of our...

Is this a real question? You pressed most of our buttons, but forgot to ask about chain lube, or if a courtesy wave should be offered first or not.

EDIT: You guys beat me to it...
03-31-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,027
Posted By shelbyfv

^^^ Yep, our current crop of trolls has been...

^^^ Yep, our current crop of trolls has been laying low this past week or so....
03-31-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,027
Posted By indyfabz

I find the timing of this thread to be...

I find the timing of this thread to be “interesting.”
03-31-21, 05:14 AM
03-25-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Charliekeet

As others have said, the chain is likely too...

As others have said, the chain is likely too tight- due to the rear wheel being just a bit too far back in the dropouts. Slide it forward JUST a little and then re-tighten the rear wheel nuts (making...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By WhyFi

:foo: Why the seemingly unprovoked bike hate? Can...

:foo: Why the seemingly unprovoked bike hate? Can y'all show me, on this doll, where Specialized touched you?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By Erixon84

not your money so don’t worry about it.

not your money so don’t worry about it.
03-22-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,127
Posted By veganbikes

We had a customer who had us build up a pretty...

We had a customer who had us build up a pretty crazy Cinelli frame with some top end parts (Dura Ace Track if I recall correctly but I think we got his cog upgraded to EAI and maybe some other nicer...
03-18-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,363
Posted By BobbyG

$1.24 for two; no drilling required. ...

$1.24 for two; no drilling required.
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03-17-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By gkamieneski

I search for Continental tubes BECAUSE they have...

I search for Continental tubes BECAUSE they have the replaceable Presta valves and I can inject sealant. My Michelin and Vittoria tubes do not have replaceable valves. Most of my mid-range sewups...
03-14-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,253
Posted By trailangel

Stop riding with a group. Or ride in the rear....

Stop riding with a group. Or ride in the rear. You are not safe.
03-14-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,253
Posted By Pratt

Excellent question. Since it is Pi Day, perhaps...

Excellent question. Since it is Pi Day, perhaps you need to tighten up your radius.
03-12-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,069
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, shift, I'm glad someone else mentioned it....

Yeah, shift, I'm glad someone else mentioned it. I'd forgotten that it sort of bugged me the way the OP wrote that it sounded as if they drug off from a stop or slow speed in the 11T cog.
...
03-11-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,069
Posted By trailangel

Complete BS .... from this troll

Complete BS .... from this troll
03-07-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By oldbobcat

Small end to the inside.

Small end to the inside.
03-04-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,687
Posted By Koyote

Pedants really need to do their research. ...

Pedants really need to do their research.

"Bring" is used when something is being moved to a location, "take" is used to describe movement away from a location. Correct usage would be ""Just bring...
03-03-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,010
Posted By HillRider

Yes you can and it's is an effective degreaser. ...

Yes you can and it's is an effective degreaser. It also an EXTREMELY flammable, explosive and toxic solvent and should NEVER be used for that purpose. Kerosene, or better yet Odorless Mineral...
03-02-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By dsbrantjr

Thank you for pointing out that the adjuster...

Thank you for pointing out that the adjuster effectively shortens and lengthens the housing, it doesn't adjust the "tension" as it is so often described. The return springs set the tension.
03-02-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By cpach

Lacing pattern has a minimal effect on the wheel,...

Lacing pattern has a minimal effect on the wheel, to be honest. To reduce stresses on the hub flange it's good to get the spokes nearly tangential. 2x is the convention for a 28h rear wheel and...
03-01-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By veganbikes

No it does not if you look up your crank with...

No it does not if you look up your crank with Google, Alta Vista, Ask Jeeves or whatever search engine you prefer you will find a plethora of information. I looked up sram gx crankset bottom bracket...
03-01-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By BlazingPedals

Is there a way that the forum can disallow...

Is there a way that the forum can disallow postings until the new person has first made a post in Introductions? This place is meant as a watering hole, not an encyclopedia. This is gettin'...
02-28-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By shelbyfv

yes

yes
02-28-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Or maybe you could do some Googling first and...

Or maybe you could do some Googling first and then ask a question if you still had one.
02-28-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By Iride01

Not every individual that comes and posts about a...

Not every individual that comes and posts about a problem wants to necessarily do their own DIY. Some simply think they are saving themselves money even for things bike shops charge little for. Some...
02-26-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By veganbikes

It's because all the other viewpoints are...

It's because all the other viewpoints are invalid. All anyone ever needs is my viewpoint and the world would be a better place. Instead of all these people with big egos and thinking they are better...
02-26-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,248
Posted By 79pmooney

+1. Crashes are bad at speed but (if you are...

+1. Crashes are bad at speed but (if you are wearing a helmet) probably less long-term life altering than being hit in the Achilles by that pedal.

I won't use clipless on my fix gears because...
02-24-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEbNlzjTQ-M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEbNlzjTQ-M
02-23-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By veganbikes

If you want to know what bike it is get good...

If you want to know what bike it is get good pictures of the bike usually on the downtube it will have a company name or maybe a head badge or something somewhere. If not at least some good clear...
02-23-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By shelbyfv

Those threads do seem fishy.:notamused:

Those threads do seem fishy.:notamused:
02-23-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,078
Posted By Koyote

We see a lot of wild claims about things like...

We see a lot of wild claims about things like disc brakes, carbon fiber, and electronic shifting...But this post should get some kind of award for insanity.
02-22-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By veganbikes

For rotor bolts I would use a mild threadlocker...

For rotor bolts I would use a mild threadlocker like blue Loctite. Those are the bolts I do not grease everything else gets grease or anti-seize. Also when installing a rotor do not touch the actual...
02-21-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By jimc101

I could understand this if it was something that...

I could understand this if it was something that you did at home, but the OP has a 2020 bike, so effectively new, and the the work was done at a bike shop, which appears to have messed up big time,...
02-20-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By veganbikes

Mine also works just fine and have yet to have...

Mine also works just fine and have yet to have issues with it. Shimano TL-FC21 is my go to and it always has done the job. It also works great on my T.A.Extractor Bolts for my square taper cranks.
02-18-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By veganbikes

Of the 43% of people who enjoy the taste of red...

Of the 43% of people who enjoy the taste of red wine but don't like UB40 but do enjoy Neil Diamond if they are in the right mood. Know your math.
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