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03-13-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah - and what kind of chain lube do you use?...

Yeah - and what kind of chain lube do you use? (separate post)
03-13-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, you can. Is it worth it? Probably not. ...

Yes, you can. Is it worth it? Probably not. Thereís the cost of the fork, the cost of the caliper, the cost of the rotor and the cost of the wheel. Except for the rotor, Iíd put it around $50 for...
03-13-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 633
Posted By Crankycrank

Here are a few of many How-To videos on how to...

Here are a few of many How-To videos on how to properly adjust your "cup and cone" wheel bearings. If one doesn't work for you just check out the others listed or do a general search. Be patient as...
03-13-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
Posted By alcjphil

No way to know without a proper description of...

No way to know without a proper description of the bike. The phrase "normal single speed bike" means nothing
Don't forget as well that your wheels are probably not disc compatible
03-13-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
Posted By alcjphil

You should not do that. Your rear brake is a...

You should not do that. Your rear brake is a backup safety feature. If your front brake fails, you need the rear to stop you. If you suffer a flat front tire, using the front brake is extremely...
03-13-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

opti-grab

opti-grab
03-12-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 616
Posted By veganbikes

Why the need to switch from 26 to something else?...

Why the need to switch from 26 to something else? If you want a lightweight wheelset find a wheel builder and get them to build you one. You can quite easily find hubs and spokes and there are at...
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have an MEC Provincial 233 and have a couple...

I have an MEC Provincial 233 and have a couple friends with MEC bikes. They are always great value and you tend to get a fairly high level of components for price. Every one of their stores that I...
03-11-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 461
Posted By wesmamyke

yeah, move the wheel as far forward in the dopout...

yeah, move the wheel as far forward in the dopout as possible. You can buy a spacer specifically for locating the axle correctly.

I've also seen people use chainring bolts, or whatever else can be...
03-11-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 461
Posted By dsaul

This is your problem. Shimano's rear derailleur...

This is your problem. Shimano's rear derailleur hanger specifications require the hanger mounting hole to be 4-10mm behind the axle. Your picture shows that your axle is so far back that the...
03-11-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Darth Lefty

What's not strong is a 7-speed freewheel hub on...

What's not strong is a 7-speed freewheel hub on 135 spacing, as commonly found on those extra-cheap bikes.
03-11-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By Unca_Sam

Best practice, apply a rust converter/bare metal...

Best practice, apply a rust converter/bare metal primer, then the nail polish. Ospho or Corroseal will stop the rusting process and provide a base that the steel won't rust through. Ospho has no...
03-10-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By depechegore

(spanish native lang here) I see in the pic...

(spanish native lang here)
I see in the pic that its over the metal, isnt corroding the metal, you can also repaint your frame, use premier paint and then the desired color, you can use a drill...
03-10-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 66,584
Posted By Korina

Have you tried taking your bike out and pedaling...

Have you tried taking your bike out and pedaling it? It's a lot of fun.
03-09-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Horizontal drop outs have been used with QR axles...

Horizontal drop outs have been used with QR axles for many decades with no problems. What has changed this recently is the poor QR skewers that are too common. The exposed cam design with the cam...
03-09-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 433
Posted By AnkleWork

That's a really stupid thing to say.[/QUOTE] ...

That's a really stupid thing to say.[/QUOTE]

Actually, it's excellent advice.
03-06-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,038
Posted By squirtdad

what bike do you have? Post a pic....we like...

what bike do you have? Post a pic....we like picss, You don;t have to go carbon....you can upgrade the bike especially if it is an nice steel frame...from 700c wheels to putting modern...
03-05-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,038
Posted By HTupolev

If you want black sidewalls, Continental Ultra...

If you want black sidewalls, Continental Ultra Sport III.

If you want tan sidewalls, Panaracer Pasela with the red-and-yellow label, NOT the PT version with the blue-and-white label. The...
03-05-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,889
Posted By livedarklions

What is this fire stuff of which you speak?

What is this fire stuff of which you speak?
03-05-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,889
Posted By tyrion

I have currently have bar end shifters (for a...

I have currently have bar end shifters (for a number of reasons), but let's face it, for performance and safety brifters are better.
03-04-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By Koyote

I was waiting for someone to bring that up. :lol:

I was waiting for someone to bring that up. :lol:
03-04-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Carnac the Magnificent died, sorry. ...

Carnac the Magnificent died, sorry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFQFf_Vb0Hw
03-03-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,248
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

And every hipster doofus knows that the best...

And every hipster doofus knows that the best thing to put on your Coronavirus is a wedge of Lyme disease.
03-03-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,248
Posted By livedarklions

I'll try not to, but they're all-you-can-eat at...

I'll try not to, but they're all-you-can-eat at Applebees.
02-28-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By noglider

I've gone fast with my trailer. I've also been...

I've gone fast with my trailer. I've also been push-pulled with it, and it's scary. You have to find your happy medium. And get to know your brakes well by testing them in various conditions.
02-27-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By katsup

If the bike is "near mint", why change parts? ...

If the bike is "near mint", why change parts? Ride it as is, you may be happy with it or decide you want a different bike all together.
02-26-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By bruce19

Or join a firearms forum? I am a concealed carry...

Or join a firearms forum? I am a concealed carry guy but I don't come here for info/discussion of firearms.
02-24-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 61,864
Posted By riva

My buddies run $8 vee 1 1/4" tires and they seem...

My buddies run $8 vee 1 1/4" tires and they seem fine with them... for you cheap bastards out there. Excuse me for you "frugal guys" out there.
02-23-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,459
Posted By alcjphil

Sorry, but if I were choosing a location based on...

Sorry, but if I were choosing a location based on cycling, it would not be in the USA
02-23-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,385
Posted By travbikeman

Just remember, weight loss is not going to just...

Just remember, weight loss is not going to just occur by bicycling. Biking is huge amount of fun, but It's an overall lifestyle change. Trust me when I say, it's not easy and is easy to get...
02-22-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By Koyote

Dude, you got a really cheap bike from an online...

Dude, you got a really cheap bike from an online seller. One of the things you give up for that low price is this kind of service. You’re about as likely to get a price adjustment from them as you...
Forum: Touring
02-21-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,336
Posted By skidder

I learned Spanish 30 years ago by starting with a...

I learned Spanish 30 years ago by starting with a simple phrasebook and CD set I got in a bookstore; no it was not the super-expensive Rosetta Stone or similar, just a paperback book and three CDs...
02-20-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,385
Posted By Sertsa

Hi! Care to provide an update on if you got your...

Hi! Care to provide an update on if you got your bike and how it's going? I'm hoping it's working out well. If it helps I and am sure several others would be happy to assist where we can. (If it...
02-18-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By livedarklions

Depends.

Depends.
02-18-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,294
Posted By SurferRosa

A good deal for a good tire. Spending any...

A good deal for a good tire.

Spending any cash on crap like Kendas, whether it's a flip or not, seems ridic when you can actually mount good and proper rubber.
02-16-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,745
Posted By dedhed

Methinks it's time to find a new shop

Methinks it's time to find a new shop
02-12-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,006
Posted By wgscott

FIFY. Unless you are underweight, worrying...

FIFY.

Unless you are underweight, worrying about a weight difference between bikes that is probably less than a water bottle is a bit pointless. If it were me, I would focus on quality low...
02-11-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,385
Posted By pdxn8

Good for you man. This is one of the best...

Good for you man. This is one of the best things I've read today.

Hang in there, try not to get discouraged if things are tough or awkward at first.
02-11-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,212
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

My "do anything" bike, or better, my "do anything...

My "do anything" bike, or better, my "do anything that I do" bike is a Black Mountain Cycles Road frame built up with Campy Veloce 10-speed. Steel frame and fork, rack mounts, clearance for biggish...
02-09-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,212
Posted By jim dandy

This One! JD ...

This One!
JD

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02-08-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,822
Posted By wirides

I fought this same battle for years. Eventually I...

I fought this same battle for years. Eventually I resigned to the fact that if I don't get my workouts is the first thing, before the family is awake they don't happen. That means getting up and out...
02-07-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By Koyote

Or, if you find this a bit clumsy with only two...

Or, if you find this a bit clumsy with only two hands, you can place a sheet of white paper on the ground behind the caliper and just sight the gaps (between the pad and rotor on each side) by...
02-07-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,864
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, he seems to be trying to be as much of a...

Yes, he seems to be trying to be as much of a Richard as he can be. Heís one of a very few posters that Iíve put on the ignore list. I suggest you do the same. If his comments bother you enough there...
02-07-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,864
Posted By starkmojo

Fat shaming alive and well on BF

So over in advocacy and safety I got a reply like this one
"Originally Posted by TheDudeIsHere View Post...
02-07-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,187
Posted By DorkDisk

+1 to all above. Cranks are most usually...

+1 to all above. Cranks are most usually aluminum, which is softer than tool steel by a large margin. Crank threads go before the tool threads do; I'm still rocking my personal CCP-1 from the early...
02-07-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,187
Posted By andrewclaus

I've never seen an crank tool strip before the...

I've never seen an crank tool strip before the crank does.

It's not unusual for the internal threads on the crank to pull out.
02-06-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By CliffordK

If it has had a couple of broken spokes, it is...

If it has had a couple of broken spokes, it is probably time to just replace all the spokes if you are already doing the work.
02-05-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,189
Posted By WizardOfBoz

A picture may be worth some words. From Dave...

A picture may be worth some words. From Dave Moulton's blog (http://davesbikeblog.squarespace.com/blog/2007/5/4/trail-fork-rake-and-a-little-bit-of-history.html) (and Dave would be on the short list...
01-31-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,385
Posted By SekiTimewalker

Thank you all for the advice! The payment just...

Thank you all for the advice! The payment just went through and now I'm just waiting on pins and needles for the bike to come.

I'll definitely look into the tire pump. Going onto amazon now. Do...
01-31-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By tyrion

Worst "Deal of the Day" ever

Actual email:

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