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05-09-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By realperson

Woah! I just cleaned the sticky Grip Shift grips...

Woah! I just cleaned the sticky Grip Shift grips and shifter covers with degreaser. It caused the grips to "melt". Definitely need new ones now.
05-09-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By realperson

Grip Shift Cover Replacement or Refurb

I am fixing up my 1996 or 1997 Gary Fisher Aquila. I'm likely to end up selling it after I fix it up. The Grip Shift grips and shifter covers are sticky. I've searched for replacements for the...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,054
Posted By realperson

If you showered in the morning, then there...

If you showered in the morning, then there shouldn't be an odor issue, even if you sweat a lot. If your ride is more than 3 miles I would suggest a change of clothes. When you get to work go into the...
04-20-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By realperson

I looked at some quotes for repainting and at the...

I looked at some quotes for repainting and at the price I was quoted I'd rather just buy a new frame. I think I'll just touch it up and then ride for a while until I find out what I really want and...
04-20-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By realperson

Thanks for the recommendation. That makes sense...

Thanks for the recommendation. That makes sense on how it got damaged. I'll definitely clean it and use Framesaver.
04-20-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By realperson

Frame quality - paint chipping away

I recently bought a Raliegh One Way bike. I think it's 2010. I've disassembled it to clean up and update some of the parts. I noticed the frame has paint chipping off near the bottom bracket. Should...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By realperson

That's a good point. The panniers I currently use...

That's a good point. The panniers I currently use are the Timbuk2 tandem panniers, so they'd straddle the rack.
Forum: Commuting
12-03-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By realperson

Nope. Not an issue with the disk brakes. I have...

Nope. Not an issue with the disk brakes. I have rim brakes on it. That's good to know about the spacers for the rack, though. In my case the rack is too narrow for the LHT frame.
12-03-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,686
Posted By realperson

Where to sell my used bikes?

Where do you sell bikes online and offline? I've tried Craigslist but I never get any people who take the ads seriously. My LBS owner had a good point that in our city there are about 20,000 bikes on...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By realperson

Front rack or rear rack?

I recently bought a Surly LHT. I'm so damn happy with the bike that I'll probably end up like Forrest Gump, but instead of running, one day go on a bike ride and just keep on going. In the mean time,...
04-25-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By realperson

Brakes squeek

I recently cleaned my bike. I wiped the rims with a clean wet rag and ever since the rear breaks squeek loudly.
Is this to be expected? Anything I can do to prevent the squeeking in the future when...
04-22-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By realperson

The first book that comes to mind is Zinn & the...

The first book that comes to mind is Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance. He also has one on mountain bike maintenance too. It's definitely one of if not the best bike maintenance book.
03-11-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,480
Posted By realperson

What can I do with old bike chains?

What can I do with old bike chains? I replaced a chain on my Schwinn Super Sport. Now I don't know what to do with it. I feel silly throwing it away but I don't know what to do with it. Any ideas?
05-15-17, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By realperson

Thanks everyone for the input. I've decided to...

Thanks everyone for the input. I've decided to put the Super Sport bike up for sale.
The final factor is the fact it was too small. Interesting how I didn't think of that earlier. I guess I was...
05-15-17, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By realperson

The world sport currently​has 27 inch tires....

The world sport currently​has 27 inch tires. There's absolutely no space for fenders. I actually have taken it to Edible Pedal and they agreed. They said I could do a rear flap fender but after...
05-14-17, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By realperson

The main issue is the lack of real estate to put...

The main issue is the lack of real estate to put fenders on. You exactly hit on one of my concerns​ about commuting in Sacramento. I know I'll make some excuse about the roads being wet and then not...
05-14-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By realperson

That's another thing I forgot to mention; my...

That's another thing I forgot to mention; my grandfather was more than half a foot shorter than I was. The super sport does seem a little small.
05-14-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By realperson

About 5-11

About 5-11
05-13-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By realperson

Keep or Sell my 1980's Schwinn SuperSport?

I'm going to request your input on what is probably a very personal​ decision. Recently my grandfather passed away and I inherited his very lightly used 1980's Schwinn SuperSport touring bike. It's a...
07-16-16, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By realperson

Thanks. I appreciate it. After fiddling with it...

Thanks. I appreciate it. After fiddling with it for 2 hours I was able to get it in rideable condition. The dropout on the drive side is in all the way in but I just wanted to make sure the non-drive...
07-16-16, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By realperson

Rear Wheel Issues on Schwinn World Sport 1985

I am a bike newbie and have returned for some help. A year ago I bought a 1985 Schwinn World Sport and I have been trying to fix it up little by little. I put new Schwalbe tires on and I'm have one...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-16, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By realperson

Thank you all for your recommendations. I bought...

Thank you all for your recommendations. I bought some nice 27" Schwalbe tires. I'll probably look into getting some tire liner too. Is it redundant to have puncture resistant tires and tire liners?...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-16, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By realperson

I looked at Schwalbe's website. Now I'm seriously...

I looked at Schwalbe's website. Now I'm seriously considering some Schwalbe tires. Thanks for the recommendation.
I went to my local bike shop and wasn't impressed with what I found for tires or...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By realperson

Please Help a New Bike Commuter Choose Tires, Tubes, Etc.

I'm planning on commuting to university about 3.5 miles away. I have a 1985 Schwinn World Sport road bike. The tires seem to be original and are very thin. I have tested out my route a few times and...
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