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04-09-21, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By jimc101

If looking to service, would also look at the...

If looking to service, would also look at the cost of replacement with lower end Shimano, say MT200, to see if there is any price difference,

In general hydro brakes at the caliper have little in...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-31-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By balto charlie

C&O spring blooms

Road the C&O yesterday (3/30/31) from Williamsport down river, past Big Slackwater area. The spring flowers are beginning to explode. Dutchman's britches and Bloodroot are everywhere and the...
03-16-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By phughes

Great service from Park Tools!

Great service from Park Tools!
03-15-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By ClydeClydeson

travbikeman Just because it is reddish in colour...

travbikeman Just because it is reddish in colour and seemed to be locked tight, does not mean it is 'Red Loctite' - more likely some sort of anti-seize, or maybe just some sort of substance to take...
03-15-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By Crankycrank

Agreed. You never know who might have worked on...

Agreed. You never know who might have worked on it from the factory to the buyer though but still pretty unlikely. There are also threadlocks that are applied and allowed to dry before installation...
03-15-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By Kapusta

Cripes, BBs can be so hard to budge as it is I...

Cripes, BBs can be so hard to budge as it is I can’t imagine ever using locktite.

I always use grease.
03-15-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By pdlamb

If you're installing something like a cartridge...

If you're installing something like a cartridge BB that'll last years, and you don't pull it out annually (and why should you, it ain't broke?), grease can dissipate and leave you with a rusted-in...
03-15-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By commo_soulja

Grease and proper torque unless you want to have...

Grease and proper torque unless you want to have issues when you need to remove it.
03-15-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By Amt0571

I always use grease on the BB. I only used...

I always use grease on the BB. I only used threadlock on a bike whose BB kept getting loose after a couple of rides. I still don't know why it got loose, but it fixed it.
03-14-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By Camilo

It seems very strange that the OEM bike assembler...

It seems very strange that the OEM bike assembler would use red locktite. Really crazy. I can see a home mechanic without good knowledge or experience might make that mistake, but not a professional...
03-14-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By 02Giant

IIRC, Red Loctite requires 500+ degrees for the...

IIRC, Red Loctite requires 500+ degrees for the removal. Bolts can break and threads can strip if removing improperly.

Support the Park tool with a deep well socket that the adapter will fit into,...
03-14-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By trailangel

Phil Wood BBs cups actually come with blue...

Phil Wood BBs cups actually come with blue threadlocker. Red threadlocker is a no-no. IMHO... folks that ride in wet areas, or are riding a 'wet-bike', and might do a rebuild every year should use...
03-14-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By Crankycrank

Contact Park as they are usually very good with...

Contact Park as they are usually very good with customer support. An aluminum tool has some advantages such as being less likely to chew up the notches on a BB but it's not designed to handle a BB...
03-14-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By dsbrantjr

I use Tef-Gel® for all dissimilar metal joints,...

I use Tef-Gel® for all dissimilar metal joints, grease on steel-steel. Some bottom brackets come with a Nylok®-type patch, I use Tef-Gel® in addition.
Unless specifically designed and specified to...
03-13-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...three are occasions where blue (low...

.
...three are occasions where blue (low strength) Loctite makes sense on a BB.
Phil Wood used to recommend it as the final step in installation of theirs, after you get it dry fitted in place.
...
03-13-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By cxwrench

Grease. Grease. Grease...unless you're an...

Grease. Grease. Grease...unless you're an anti-seize kinda guy.





Did I mention use grease? There is absolutely no need for thread lock on a bottom bracket.
ETA: Put the bb tool in a vise...
03-03-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 294,104
Posted By TrekWarMachine

Got my 2021 FX 3 last September, swapped out the...

Got my 2021 FX 3 last September, swapped out the saddle and pedals right away and added a water bottle holder and some lights, since then it's been good to go...love this bike!...
03-02-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7,647
Views: 2,476,163
Posted By Nate8727

New Verve. ...

New Verve.

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03-02-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By Nate8727

Here it is finally. I haven't decided if...

Here it is finally.

I haven't decided if the saddle is going to be comfortable yet long term, but I'll give it another month before I know for sure. The Bontrager Boulevard saddle was a lot more...
03-02-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,802
Posted By sh00k

price gouging = most (all?) manufacturers raising...

price gouging = most (all?) manufacturers raising prices on all bikes across all price points citing 'supply constraints' yet they're putting inferior parts on their bikes now for higher margins.
...
03-01-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By dr1445

hybrids for knee rehab.

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02-28-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7,647
Views: 2,476,163
Posted By DomoNishiki

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Nishiki Pueblo
Enjoy the ride!...
02-24-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Maybe because of the design but, and as also John...

Maybe because of the design but, and as also John pointed out about the Dualco, both the Dualco and Astro Pneumatic have a bottom cover; just looked at Park's catalog and they're shown without the...
02-23-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By SalsaShark

Picked up this big syringe in the animal medicine...

Picked up this big syringe in the animal medicine department of my local farm supply store. I reshaped and rounded the tip, and polished it smooth so i can inject grease directly onto bearing cups...
02-23-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By Russ Roth

I've been fairly happy with my astro pneumatic...

I've been fairly happy with my astro pneumatic which looks like the dualco but with a shorter needle. I did have a touch of trouble with the needle clogging but a minute with a slightly larger drill...
02-23-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By Kapusta

For a bike I am riding a lot, I change the oil in...

For a bike I am riding a lot, I change the oil in the lowers of the fork about twice a year. Air-sleeve maintenance on a shock more like once a year. There is no need to send a shock/fork off for...
02-23-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By 2_i

The grease I am using is the synthetic Motorex...

The grease I am using is the synthetic Motorex 2000 (https://www.motorex.com/en-us/bike-line/bike-line-assortment/bike-grease-2000/). Among its benefits is that does not liquefy with temperature. It...
02-23-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By drlogik

+4 for Dualco. I have four of them. Different...

+4 for Dualco. I have four of them. Different grease in each one. Mine never leak or pass unless I leave the grease gun for too long, hot weather hits and the grease starts to separate. That's only...
02-23-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By Unca_Sam

Park's grease is runnier than the Mobil 1 grease...

Park's grease is runnier than the Mobil 1 grease I switched to. OTOH, if you're using a tube, the top of the gun has threads to screw onto most grease tubes. Just cut the nozzle down to the threads...
02-23-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By 2_i

Dualco here too and no problems either.

Dualco here too and no problems either.
02-23-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By JohnDThompson

My Dualco has a cap on the base that seems to...

My Dualco has a cap on the base that seems to prevent that kind of mess:
02-22-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7,647
Views: 2,476,163
Posted By rise000

After Seek I bought a road bike and for almost...

After Seek I bought a road bike and for almost two years was addicted to fast road rides and long distances... Since now I have a kid who wants to ride with me and was a bit bored with all that...
02-17-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7,647
Views: 2,476,163
Posted By Nizzle

Giant Roam 2 with mods. ...

Giant Roam 2 with mods.
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02-17-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,341
Posted By 70sSanO

Lol! At least it’s not a knock down drag out...

Lol! At least it’s not a knock down drag out battle over Rene Herse. Maybe we can do that next month, before temps start to rise.

John
02-14-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7,647
Views: 2,476,163
Posted By SteveKB

2016 Giant Escape 2 City

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2016 Giant Escape 2 City...
02-13-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Scubaquarius

You are correct sir! The Sedona weighs 46 pounds,...

You are correct sir! The Sedona weighs 46 pounds, the Quick 4 25 lbs.
Also, I never used the 1st 8 gears on the Sedona. Didn't seem to need them. Just used the other 8.
And the Quick 4 comes with...
02-12-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,767
Posted By badger1

True, the FS system is frame-specific and...

True, the FS system is frame-specific and completely proprietary. Normally, that would have been a deal-breaker for me; heck, I don't even like press-fit b/bs.

However, I knew that going in and,...
02-11-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By Nizzle

UPDATE! After not hearing from Giant nor my LBS...

UPDATE! After not hearing from Giant nor my LBS for a week, I decided to try and find the West Coast Rep and call on the phone. I found a name(not the Rep) and blindly called and explained how it's...
02-11-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,683
Posted By hokiefyd

I agree with what travbikeman said. Many go into...

I agree with what travbikeman said. Many go into a bike purchase like they do a vehicle purchase, and look for reviews, recommendations, etc. Cars are one thing were Ford makes their own engines,...
02-07-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7,647
Views: 2,476,163
Posted By na53

New to me 2008 Jamis Coda Sport! Converted to 1x....

New to me 2008 Jamis Coda Sport! Converted to 1x. Thinking about putting drops on it...
...
02-07-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7,647
Views: 2,476,163
Posted By hokiefyd

And it looks like the brake levers have...

And it looks like the brake levers have adjustable position -- it looks like there's a little threaded screw where the lever connects to the plunger. I may mistaken, but I don't think the HD-M275s...
02-03-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7,647
Views: 2,476,163
Posted By mikehuangsd

. my ultimate gravel build, based on a 2006...

.
my ultimate gravel build, based on a 2006 Schwinn hybrid

hybrids are the ultimate shape-shifters!
...
01-28-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,256
Posted By rut3556

Thanks guys for all the advise. I haven't ridden...

Thanks guys for all the advise. I haven't ridden in five years now and feel like I'm starting from scratch. As stated earlier my Lemond Zurich has been my primary road bike, but it's time to get into...
01-28-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,256
Posted By hokiefyd

Great point -- I didn't even notice that it is a...

Great point -- I didn't even notice that it is a Deore derailler (10+ speed group at the moment). I get that there are likely supply chain issues going on where they may have had to create some odd...
01-19-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,624
Posted By Crankycrank

Just to add that JIS = Japanese Industrial...

Just to add that JIS = Japanese Industrial Standard. Anything manufactured in Asian countries as far as I know uses this standard. In any case I used the non JIS screwdrivers most of my 50+ years of...
01-18-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,624
Posted By Eric F

I - a home mechanic - didn't know there was a...

I - a home mechanic - didn't know there was a difference...until now. Thank you for the knowledge. You and veganbikes are turning on the tool-geek lightbulb. I have a feeling this is going to cost...
01-18-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,624
Posted By aggiegrads

Philips bits have tapered blades and were...

Philips bits have tapered blades and were designed to be torque limiting. That is why you have to push so hard on the driver when the resistance increases. They “cam-out” when you turn too hard.
...
01-18-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,624
Posted By veganbikes

Beta and similar high quality hex tools are for...

Beta and similar high quality hex tools are for anyone using hex tools to build more than an Ikea bench. Granted these might not be the right ones for everyone but there aren't many if any bikes...
01-18-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,624
Posted By Eric F

At full price, I would take Beta over Feedback,...

At full price, I would take Beta over Feedback, simply for the sliding handle feature. At the Bondhus price point, I'm thrilled with the Feedback set. Park is great for specialty bike tools, but...
01-18-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,624
Posted By Eric F

I may have read the same article.

I may have read the same article.
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