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10-19-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By grizzly59

9-speed 105, maybe google "fd-5500 pdf", fd-5503...

9-speed 105, maybe google "fd-5500 pdf", fd-5503 st-5500 might be your manual. You can check the derailer itself, bike upside down on the lawn, turn the pedals and pull the inner cable, don't use the...
Forum: Foo
10-18-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 275
Posted By grizzly59

+1 for the Taco, CVT + turbo4 = Yikes

+1 for the Taco, CVT + turbo4 = Yikes
10-16-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By grizzly59

You will look pretty unstylish laying in a hosp...

You will look pretty unstylish laying in a hosp bed with a head injury. Even more so if it could have been minimized or prevented. Some of the helmets do come in different shell sizes, they will...
10-13-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 549
Posted By grizzly59

My dream bike when I was 9- I think that stick...

My dream bike when I was 9- I think that stick shift would have easily taken out my private parts in one of my many crashes. I think we can assume the kid beat out the dragster with a mighty...
10-11-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By grizzly59

I would guess salt water (sweat) dripped in...

I would guess salt water (sweat) dripped in there. Is the compression ring aluminum? Corrosion on the inside of the ring will reduce the inner diameter, grabbing the steerer tighter and tighter. I...
10-11-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By grizzly59

If you need the freewheel- Find some 1/4"...

If you need the freewheel-

Find some 1/4" screwdriver type bits small enough to work with the dimensions of the broken piece. Maybe T10 - T15 torx bits.

Drill 2 holes 180 degrees apart into the...
10-10-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,380
Posted By grizzly59

Nobody remembers signaling with a raised left...

Nobody remembers signaling with a raised left hand. If they actually look up from their phone they probably think it means "accelerate and pass me on my right". Seriously, left hand point left for...
10-06-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 915
Posted By grizzly59

If it's a sealed bearing pulley just clean it up,...

If it's a sealed bearing pulley just clean it up, then put everything back together. I wouldn't try and take any of the bearing apart.

Removable bushing pulley-
Remove the round metal covers on...
10-04-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 915
Posted By grizzly59

They are worn out. Maybe the local bike coop has...

They are worn out. Maybe the local bike coop has a RD or the pulleys you could swap in. Congrats on riding your bike enough to wear parts out. Awesome.
10-02-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,626
Posted By grizzly59

From Rivendell: "BRP applies to all income...

From Rivendell:
"BRP applies to all income levels. Oprah, LeBron, Robert F. Smith..."
"We've dabbled in Reparations since July, 2018, when we offered a 45 percent discount to Black customers who...
09-26-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By grizzly59

Sand the outside and remove the paint. Turn the...

Sand the outside and remove the paint. Turn the bike upside down. Find a magnifier. Using something like a syringe and needle, drip a bit of coleman fuel, paint thinner, something like it onto...
09-22-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 10,741
Posted By grizzly59

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/460x460/rodney_eb5d35b8050e66261476e2a69f5bfd552f4583d0.gif
09-19-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,064
Posted By grizzly59

+1 to washed-up, 36 spokes is good. Be a careful...

+1 to washed-up, 36 spokes is good. Be a careful rider, don’t hit curbs or potholes. 28s aren’t the skinniest, 25s and 23s. Check your inflation every ride, don’t ride on a low tire. 80lb 10 year...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,232
Posted By grizzly59

If you switch to SPD it’s easy to find...

If you switch to SPD it’s easy to find comfortable shoes
09-17-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 461
Posted By grizzly59

I'm usually a DIY type, but a trip to the ER due...

I'm usually a DIY type, but a trip to the ER due to a header from a failed stem would buy an armful of new stems. Co-op or old time bike shop might have a stem in a parts box that would work. 20mph...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,463
Posted By grizzly59

Wireless- no cables, levers, or batteries: ...

Wireless- no cables, levers, or batteries:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/853x640/simplex_suicide_shifter_c4f62d1d1eaf81dc6c58fd54a995aa4f9687f3cc.jpg
...
09-16-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,211
Posted By grizzly59

Iíll take Andyís eyeballs over any tool.

Iíll take Andyís eyeballs over any tool.
09-13-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By grizzly59

If you have a 4.8 you need a recheck tout de...

If you have a 4.8 you need a recheck tout de suite. Call your GP and ask what he thinks, then tell him exactly what the urologist said. 4.8 is too high to assume the elevation is due to riding a...
09-13-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By grizzly59

Based on your Full Report you must have done...

Based on your Full Report you must have done things right, no injuries, no paperwork. I assume a semi will use the whole road and then some when they turn. The driver won't even feel a bump as he's...
09-10-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By grizzly59

Alloy quill stem inside a steel steerer tube /...

Alloy quill stem inside a steel steerer tube / steel fork OR threadless stem clamped to alloy steerer? Makes a big difference, bad accident if a quill stem gets loose.
08-25-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,274
Posted By grizzly59

Everyone is different. You could find a hill to...

Everyone is different. You could find a hill to your liking, spray or chalk a mark at the top & bottom. I have a stopwatch func in my wristwatch. Time both styles x times, give us a full report. ...
08-25-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 753
Posted By grizzly59

Park has some info as to the repair method ...

Park has some info as to the repair method

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/pedal-bushing-repair-kit-procedure
08-24-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 753
Posted By grizzly59

I looked up your crank, holy cow! I thought an...

I looked up your crank, holy cow! I thought an old DeoreXT crank was hot stuff. It looks like your crank is graphite with a threaded alloy block for the pedal. Just a thought, maybe SRAM does or...
08-23-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,975
Posted By grizzly59

For a change of pace- rigid, braced,...

For a change of pace-

rigid, braced, non-rotating pullup bar
rowing machine
TRX straps or DIY equivalent

Nobody sits on the bench in my downstairs workout room hogging the dumbbells and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,605
Posted By grizzly59

3 x 9 is optimal. 1 x 13 rear wheel will...

3 x 9 is optimal. 1 x 13 rear wheel will probably collapse if you weight more than 135 lbs and turn hard left. Chains will have to be built to SR-71 specs and cost $100. Arrgh
08-21-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,355
Posted By grizzly59

I would buy a 1/4" beam torque wrench for working...

I would buy a 1/4" beam torque wrench for working on bikes. Accurate and hold their calibration, inexpensive as well. I use a 3/8 beam as well as clicks on cars, and it also comes in handy to check...
08-05-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By grizzly59

If you relace your wheel as a 3x, are your spokes...

If you relace your wheel as a 3x, are your spokes the right length? If you have x number of spokes that work for 3x, I would do that. 3x is considered pretty optimal, or at least it was.
07-28-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By grizzly59

The tire can make noise as it seats onto the rim,...

The tire can make noise as it seats onto the rim, the tube makes noise moving around in the tire as it inflates. I use a little talcum powder in my hand as a lube, pull the whole length of the tube...
07-27-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,023
Posted By grizzly59

Around here, if you ride in the bike lane, you'll...

Around here, if you ride in the bike lane, you'll get doored. If you widen out of the door zone into traffic, the cars (probably the bus) will hit you, or the driver will have a meltdown and go...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,095
Posted By grizzly59

This is awesome, skater must have had some legs....

This is awesome, skater must have had some legs. Switching leaders in a pace line is kind of like switching forward/midfield lines in hockey/lacrosse.
07-19-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,478
Posted By grizzly59

Back in the mid-80's I serviced a rear hub in a...

Back in the mid-80's I serviced a rear hub in a Rockhopper (straight up Deore) with CENEX wheel bearing grease. Stuff was brownish and the tub said it was good for disk brake wheel bearings. I just...
07-11-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7,789
Views: 3,981,398
Posted By grizzly59

Joe Walsh Old-Fashioned Rock ní Roll Radio Show ...

Joe Walsh Old-Fashioned Rock ní Roll Radio Show
https://www.885fm.org/live-sessions/805
07-08-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By grizzly59

It may be the machining of the bolt circle on the...

It may be the machining of the bolt circle on the hub isn't perfect in relation to the axle. Axle may not be normal to the plane of the disc, or the hub mounts aren't all in the same plane. The...
07-07-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 711
Posted By grizzly59

I found these if they help ...

I found these if they help

http://my-sport.spb.ru/manual_1/ball%20bearing%20disc%20brakeservice%20guide.pdf
...
07-07-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 711
Posted By grizzly59

What is your rotor diameter? I know nothing of...

What is your rotor diameter? I know nothing of tandems. BB7's on my EM49.5 are awesome, 160mm rotors. SD-7 brake levers, 1 rider 170 lbs + 30 lbs bike, I can lock up and skid anywhere and everywhere,...
07-03-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By grizzly59

Your derailer adjustment may be a bit off, won't...

Your derailer adjustment may be a bit off, won't cost anything to look. On your derailer housing you should have a barrel adjuster somewhere. Turn the adjuster 1/2 turn counterclockwise, ride around...
07-03-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By grizzly59

Precursor to an Alien invasion? Ha, wake up,...

Precursor to an Alien invasion? Ha, wake up, they’re already here.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,404
Posted By grizzly59

like Germanrazor said, how wide are your bars?...

like Germanrazor said, how wide are your bars? You look like a big guy, if your bars are something like 40s they're too narrow. You look plenty fit to me. I'm 5'10" 170 with average shoulder width...
06-27-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,340
Posted By grizzly59

If you hold the outside with an allen wrench, you...

If you hold the outside with an allen wrench, you can drill the inside. Big enough bit to do the job but not touch the crank spider or chain rings. If you're good with a vise grip you may want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By grizzly59

The reference point on the saddle should be...

The reference point on the saddle should be something like where your seat bones sit. Saddles have different length noses and tapers.
06-24-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,126
Posted By grizzly59

Add my vote to baby's diaper rash cream.

Add my vote to baby's diaper rash cream.
06-24-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,340
Posted By grizzly59

I would lay it flat drive side down, add...

I would lay it flat drive side down, add penetrating oil, and let it soak a day or two. If the chain has that much rust then the chain ring bolt might have rust too.
06-24-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 864
Posted By grizzly59

Pump it up to where you want with your floor...

Pump it up to where you want with your floor pump. Now pinch your tire with your thumb and forefinger. Do it again tomorrow. Now you know what it feels like, and you wonít exceed that with your hand...
06-20-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,588
Posted By grizzly59

Sienna is a mini van? Do you want to open the...

Sienna is a mini van? Do you want to open the back lift gate with the rack attached? This may narrow your choices.
06-20-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,621
Posted By grizzly59

If you rarely need to take the connection apart...

If you rarely need to take the connection apart this lasts about forever. Tin the copper stranded wire end with solder, 6mm or so. Find some small gray or blue wire nuts. Get some dielectric /...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,463
Posted By grizzly59

No batteries, no bluetooth, no cables, no...

No batteries, no bluetooth, no cables, no brifter, and it's French:

...
06-19-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,294
Posted By grizzly59

If the other guy has a better lawyer, then it's...

If the other guy has a better lawyer, then it's your fault.
06-19-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By grizzly59

Ouch! People steal bikes at traffic lights? I...

Ouch! People steal bikes at traffic lights? I had no idea anyone would do this.
06-17-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By grizzly59

Check that all of your housing ends are fully...

Check that all of your housing ends are fully seated in the cable stops. Make sure you even have all the stops.
06-16-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By grizzly59

That's a good bike, and the brakes will work if...

That's a good bike, and the brakes will work if set up right. Your pads are probably 20+ years old, get some new ones. If you are really cheap you could try removing the pads and sanding them on a...
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