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10-18-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By Bigbus

It appears that you've already thrown everything...

It appears that you've already thrown everything at it but the kitchen sink. My first guess is a sticky chain link. That'll cause precisely what you're experiencing if all else is in alignment. But...
10-16-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By Bigbus

I used to have that problem too until I switched...

I used to have that problem too until I switched up a wider traction tire on the rear. I run 2.35 Bontrager on the front which gives good stability and cornering and a 2.5 Delium on the rear which is...
10-16-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By Bigbus

If money is no object. build your dream bike and...

If money is no object. build your dream bike and if you run into a problem, consult the 'experts' at the shop. I personally, would buy a bike with the geometry I like and then improve upon it as I...
10-12-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By Bigbus

I upsized to 2.35" on my MTB because the 2.1" are...

I upsized to 2.35" on my MTB because the 2.1" are too narrow for loose scree and such. Maybe alright on a gravel road, but I have a hard time staying on the road. :roflmao2: I should add that I...
10-12-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By Bigbus

That was my first thought also. I can see the...

That was my first thought also. I can see the muck building up there really fast on a wet day.
10-12-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Bigbus

I ride in all kinds of weather thanks to my old...

I ride in all kinds of weather thanks to my old faithful MTB with fenders, lights, the works. Yet, no matter how cold or wet it is outside (be wary of ice) I never fail to overheat in the rain gear I...
10-12-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Bigbus

Glad you got it figured out and can get on with...

Glad you got it figured out and can get on with business :popcorn
10-11-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Bigbus

When you say it doesn't fit, I'm assuming you...

When you say it doesn't fit, I'm assuming you mean the larger internal thread pattern on the crank itself is different from your 'standard' tool and not the threads on the square tapered shaft?
10-10-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By Bigbus

Great minds think alike... Just saying :)

Great minds think alike... Just saying :)
10-10-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Bigbus

PinkBike on occasion, but this is my goto site.

PinkBike on occasion, but this is my goto site.
10-08-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By Bigbus

If it's not giving you any shifting problems or...

If it's not giving you any shifting problems or other unexplained noises, I would put a few more miles on it before taking it back. However, if you suspect anything has changed since you bought it,...
10-04-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Bigbus

I like the hard backed with liner on the palm...

I like the hard backed with liner on the palm side. I wear these things out so fast you would think they were cheap. The hard back prevents twig stings across your knuckles when you're thrashing a...
10-04-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Bigbus

Alabama hit 102F today! Winter? If that's...

Alabama hit 102F today! Winter? If that's winter, bring it on! I'm going water skiing. :twitchy:
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By Bigbus

You have a lot of learning to do before embarking...

You have a lot of learning to do before embarking on such a journey, and not just simple servicing of your bike and gear, but the different cultures you're going to encounter along the way. I like...
10-02-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Bigbus

Why don't you just ask him if he's over weight?...

Why don't you just ask him if he's over weight? :roflmao2: My money is on the Jedi :thumb:
10-02-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 662
Posted By Bigbus

This bike was donated to me along with another...

This bike was donated to me along with another and I moved a lot of pieces from one to the other to make a decent riding road bike (MTBs are really my thing). Best guess is that it's a late 80's...
10-01-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 662
Posted By Bigbus

Hey Andy, I don't want to hijack BHDavis's thread...

Hey Andy, I don't want to hijack BHDavis's thread here because I think he is asking good questions and someone will be giving him good advice real soon and hopefully he gets it figured out, but I...
10-01-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 662
Posted By Bigbus

Morning Andy, Yeah, I put an ink mark from a felt...

Morning Andy, Yeah, I put an ink mark from a felt tip pen on it and it rolls inward (threads in-clockwise) from the tension of the springs pulling on the cable. It turns really easy (too easy, in my...
09-30-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 781
Posted By Bigbus

Are we happy now? :love:

Are we happy now? :love:
09-30-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 662
Posted By Bigbus

I actually have a Giant with that shifting system...

I actually have a Giant with that shifting system (105) and it keeps going out of adjustment too, but it's because there isn't a lock nut on the barrel adjuster where it goes into the RD. Next time I...
09-30-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 781
Posted By Bigbus

That's ingenious Bill. I would have just found a...

That's ingenious Bill. I would have just found a larger hammer...
09-28-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Bigbus

So if I'm understanding you correctly, the pedals...

So if I'm understanding you correctly, the pedals are tightened into the cranks from the frame side and not the outer side? Hence, the Allen wrench has to pass through the extenders to reach the...
09-28-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,268
Posted By Bigbus

Clothes! It's going to be too cold to go without....

Clothes! It's going to be too cold to go without. And since you have to wear clothes, try layers so you can peel off as you warm up. And don't forget you'll need somewhere to put those extra layers...
09-28-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Bigbus

I must be missing something here :foo: I thought...

I must be missing something here :foo: I thought you install the extenders on the cranks with a regular open end wrench and then install the pedals on the extenders using an Allen wrench. What am I...
09-28-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Bigbus

You might also check to make sure your FD mount...

You might also check to make sure your FD mount hasn't moved on the frame. I accidentally hit mine with my heel one time while bouncing along on a trail and it turned it so slightly that you almost...
09-27-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Bigbus

Shifting issue sounds more like an adjustment...

Shifting issue sounds more like an adjustment issue of the front DR than a sprocket issue.
09-26-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Bigbus

Glad you're enjoying a new (to you) bike.

Glad you're enjoying a new (to you) bike.
09-25-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17,877
Views: 2,806,288
Posted By Bigbus

I used to have one of those flying monkeys, but...

I used to have one of those flying monkeys, but he flew the coop! Let me know if you see him-please. :wtf:
On second thought, if you see him, please don't let me know.
09-25-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By Bigbus

That's what my last girlfriend said...

That's what my last girlfriend said too...:innocent:
09-25-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By Bigbus

My bad. I haven't had my second cup of mojo yet...

My bad. I haven't had my second cup of mojo yet this morning. I was thinking backwards. Yeah, you're right, that will give you a lower gear and on hills, a good thing :thumb: I need a taller setup...
09-25-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By Bigbus

If that is the old chain, it looks fine. But have...

If that is the old chain, it looks fine. But have you measured the stretch in it? If it's stretched, I would add a link to the new chain. Let us know how you like the extra top gear, I might consider...
09-24-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By Bigbus

Does anyone know if Shelbrocon products are...

Does anyone know if Shelbrocon products are available on Ababy? I could really use some of that white roller grease...
09-23-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By Bigbus

I could have saved myself a whole lotta headaches...

I could have saved myself a whole lotta headaches if I had only known it was Pina Colada and not Tequila over ice with a Dark Rum chaser... With that said, I'd probably put a drop of oil on the...
09-22-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Bigbus

I put the pedals, handle bars, new cables, phone...

I put the pedals, handle bars, new cables, phone mount, water bottle brackets, seat and pad (I'm still getting used to the hard ride) brakes, under seat pouch, and phone/gps mount and lights on it...
09-22-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Bigbus

Here's one with the old rubber on it yet. I'm...

Here's one with the old rubber on it yet. I'm putting miles on the new rubber!
09-22-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Bigbus

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,802
Posted By Bigbus

"asploding" really? I guess we are all just 5 yr...

"asploding" really? I guess we are all just 5 yr olds :p
09-18-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By Bigbus

My grandkids use them for sling shots and such,...

My grandkids use them for sling shots and such, that's why I carry home owner's...:thumb:
09-17-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,582
Posted By Bigbus

Or she was commenting on your firm butt cheeks...

Or she was commenting on your firm butt cheeks from all that riding... Just saying.
09-17-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,268
Posted By Bigbus

The spindle might be 122.5, but is it...

The spindle might be 122.5, but is it asymmetrical or equal from each side? Good luck with your project. Loving the pics.
09-15-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Bigbus

I haven't yet, but if I found it feels different,...

I haven't yet, but if I found it feels different, I would consider it.
09-15-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By Bigbus

Some people will suggest a light sanding with 400...

Some people will suggest a light sanding with 400 grit but I would just throw in a couple of new pads. Preferably organic resin type.
09-15-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,268
Posted By Bigbus

I've replaced all my BB's with Shimano UN's after...

I've replaced all my BB's with Shimano UN's after driving myself nuts trying to keep the old style bearings adjusted properly. And yes, that looks like the right crank removal tool. Just try...
09-15-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By Bigbus

There's a local store near here that sells LED...

There's a local store near here that sells LED bike lights for under 2 bucks each with 5 leds in each and multifunction (blinking and solid). If you're looking for lights, there are lots of cheap...
09-14-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Bigbus

If you're impatient, there's always a hammer and...

If you're impatient, there's always a hammer and brass drift. Just saying...
09-12-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,233
Posted By Bigbus

Wow! They've come a long way from the one's...

Wow! They've come a long way from the one's available in the 70's that made a loud hum and created a substantial amount of drag. They were also cost prohibitive for the common man (or boy-me)
09-12-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,233
Posted By Bigbus

Not sure how they compare today's to the ones I...

Not sure how they compare today's to the ones I remember, but they created a lot of drag when engaged. Other than that, I loved mine.
09-12-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Bigbus

Just an update on my new-to-me bike. I got the...

Just an update on my new-to-me bike. I got the new rubbers on it and took it on a much longer ride this morning, which at the speed I was doing didn't seem all that long. (aprox 20 miles) with lots...
09-12-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By Bigbus

48T might be a tad extreme, but since you don't...

48T might be a tad extreme, but since you don't have a front DR to worry about, simply adjust your chain length to accommodate and go for it. I've got a 48T that I've been threatening to put on one...
09-11-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,237
Posted By Bigbus

I'm a few years older than you and I still get...

I'm a few years older than you and I still get winded when I climb a long grade, will it ever end? Seriously, if you're sure you're not going to keel over from a heart attack, just keep pushing it. I...
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