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02-25-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 947
Posted By aggiegrads

All of my problems from not having a kickstand...

All of my problems from not having a kickstand are solved with a toe strap or a voile strap to lash the front wheel to the down tube. It acts as both a brake and a headset lock, so it is much more...
02-23-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By aggiegrads

Yeah, I don’t plan to do high mileage on this...

Yeah, I don’t plan to do high mileage on this bike. I bought it to be my bar/lock-up bike.

I view the 1/8 chain as indestructible, but the 3/32 probably is too for my intents and purposes. I’m...
02-22-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By aggiegrads

Will 1/8” chain cause more wear on 3/32” rings and cogs?

I have a new-to-me single speed bike that I replaced the rear cog with a larger cog for a more reasonable ratio for my 47 year old legs. I needed to add a half-link for tire clearance, but when I...
02-21-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By aggiegrads

Cut piece of inner tube. I have no use for 23mm...

Cut piece of inner tube. I have no use for 23mm tubes anyway.
02-20-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 595
Posted By aggiegrads

If you are only need a fraction of an inch, I...

If you are only need a fraction of an inch, I would take a belt sander to the tread of the tire while someone else turns the back wheel. Don’t go nuts or you will go to the breaker layer.

The...
02-17-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 23,634
Posted By aggiegrads

Thanks for doing this. It reminded me that I...

Thanks for doing this. It reminded me that I need to check and see that my health insurance and dental plan are up to date.
02-11-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By aggiegrads

When you use the Hiro chuck, do you shove it down...

When you use the Hiro chuck, do you shove it down hard enough to depress the presta valve? If so, you’re doing it wrong. I unscrew the valve, open the chuck, slide until the threads give a little...
01-25-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By aggiegrads

A fine file, or better yet, an Arkansas stone.

A fine file, or better yet, an Arkansas stone.
Forum: Commuting
01-22-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By aggiegrads

I use my position in the lane to help communicate...

I use my position in the lane to help communicate how I want the driver to act. I normally ride somewhere near the right side of the right tire track, comfortably out of the door zone, but obviously...
01-22-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,498
Posted By aggiegrads

+1 for the blue ones that say Schwalbe on the...

+1 for the blue ones that say Schwalbe on the side.
01-20-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By aggiegrads

I assume that you are taking about the square...

I assume that you are taking about the square end, not the ball end. If the ball end is rounding, that is the end.
01-14-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,112
Posted By aggiegrads

I'm still skeptical of road tubeless in general. ...

I'm still skeptical of road tubeless in general. I won't run tubeless unless I can run less than 60 PSI or greater than 35mm rubber.

The only way that I would run road tubeless up to 90PSI is...
12-20-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By aggiegrads

I would use a 9 speed mountain RD. It easily...

I would use a 9 speed mountain RD. It easily clears a 36T cassette, and provides a ton of chain wrap for a 2x setup.

I am running 10 speed ultegra brifters with 10 speed 11-36 cassettes and 9...
12-16-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By aggiegrads

To work best, you would need to buy three sets -...

To work best, you would need to buy three sets - one for each pair of handlebars. Otherwise, you would need to release the grub screws each time you changed bars to move the “male” Side of the...
12-13-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,384
Posted By aggiegrads

I should also add that I volunteer at my local...

I should also add that I volunteer at my local coop and work on a lot of kids bikes with nutted axles, one-piece cranks, and threaded headsets. I don’t use them as much on my own bikes as much as my...
12-12-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,384
Posted By aggiegrads

I can’t explain how much I love my 7” Knipex...

I can’t explain how much I love my 7” Knipex Pliers-wrench. I never use adjustable wrenches anymore. They are big enough for threaded headsets, crank lock rings, spline tools, and suspension fork...
12-07-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By aggiegrads

Are you looking specifically for a p-handle? ...

Are you looking specifically for a p-handle? Every set I have ever seen has a plastic handle.

Do you want a set of t-handles? Sliding T? I have a full set of Beta sliding t-handles and they...
10-24-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By aggiegrads

Fork mounted cable stop or mini Vs. My guess...

Fork mounted cable stop or mini Vs.

My guess is that the problem is fork shudder.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/rim-brakes.html
10-09-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By aggiegrads

I am a novice wheel builder and I rely on a...

I am a novice wheel builder and I rely on a tensiometer, not for absolute tension, but relative tension between spokes.

None of the (dozen or so) wheels I have built or hand tensioned have come...
10-03-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By aggiegrads

What problem are you trying to solve?

What problem are you trying to solve?
09-25-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By aggiegrads

If the bead comes unseated just by deflating the...

If the bead comes unseated just by deflating the tire, you don't have a good match between tire and rim. You need more rim tape, or a different tire/rim combo altogether. At this point, I wouldn't...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,522
Posted By aggiegrads

Seriously? This post has been up for over a...

Seriously? This post has been up for over a month without a response from gugie?
09-15-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By aggiegrads

There are two different ones made by Park Tool....

There are two different ones made by Park Tool. One has a hole, one has a rod for a qr hub. There might even be one for 12mm thru, but the one with the hole is universal.
09-12-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By aggiegrads

Solder is a good idea, but brazing rod would be...

Solder is a good idea, but brazing rod would be better, and I would say you definitely need flux either way. I am sure that a frame builder could do it in five minutes if you throw them a 20, and...
09-05-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By aggiegrads

Use the skewer to hold the cassette tool tight to...

Use the skewer to hold the cassette tool tight to the lock ring. Leave just loose enough so that you can “crack” the threads. This will help keep whatever you have engaged.
09-04-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By aggiegrads

I use the Turtle 58 650 on a 26x2.0. I would not...

I use the Turtle 58 650 on a 26x2.0. I would not go any higher at all.

The difference between 622 and 584 is 38mm, which is greater than the difference between 584 and 559 (25mm).

If you...
09-03-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,616
Posted By aggiegrads

The other option is to re-clock the bottom cup. ...

The other option is to re-clock the bottom cup. By removing the cup and turning it slightly before reinstalling it, you “misalign” any pits in the cups. Unfortunately, this takes more tools - you...
09-01-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By aggiegrads

I agree. If that part is plastic you want new...

I agree. If that part is plastic you want new brakes. Does the part go in front of the notched cylinder that hold so the spring and the first caliper arm? If so, any plastic, brass, or bronze washer...
08-25-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By aggiegrads

If you are looking for bike tool jewelry, there...

If you are looking for bike tool jewelry, there are definitely other things out there:

Mini bit ratchet - there are a couple of nice brands; I have the Wera mini-Zyklop. It is a joy to use, and I...
08-22-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By aggiegrads

It sounds like the Silca t-ratchet kit is what...

It sounds like the Silca t-ratchet kit is what you are looking for, but it is not one piece.

Most of us like to have our nicest tools at home. I don’t think that you are going to find a key ring...
08-15-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By aggiegrads

BB30 is too narrow. The spindle on your new...

BB30 is too narrow. The spindle on your new crank is not long enough for just about any other standard, even if the spindle will fit through the bearing.
08-12-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By aggiegrads

I’m curious to know your opinion as well. I have...

I’m curious to know your opinion as well. I have both the Park and the Hozan, and I vastly prefer the Hozan.

With that said, I have two good hands and go not need the function of the Park...
08-08-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By aggiegrads

I vote for bead not seated all the way around.

I vote for bead not seated all the way around.
08-07-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,616
Posted By aggiegrads

You really only need the tabbed washer when the...

You really only need the tabbed washer when the cone does not have wrench flats. The only purpose of the tabbed washer (in most cases - not this one) is to prevent the cone from turning (tightening)...
08-06-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,616
Posted By aggiegrads

The other possibility is to tighten the toothed...

The other possibility is to tighten the toothed locknut onto the top cone. The upper nut would be non-functional, but it should still hold adjustment as long as the threads are not damaged.
08-03-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,325
Posted By aggiegrads

I think of it this way: The spokes are...

I think of it this way: The spokes are essentially springs anchored at each end. If you use really heavy, stiff springs, the connections at the end take all of the stress because the springs do not...
06-25-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By aggiegrads

You need a 10 speed mountain rear derailleur; a...

You need a 10 speed mountain rear derailleur; a new mtn right shifter will not work with your 105 RD.

9 speed would be your least expensive alternative if you already have the parts.
06-24-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,008
Posted By aggiegrads

I have the ct3. I just took off and replaced my...

I have the ct3. I just took off and replaced my pin. If you have one, a 7mm 12 point wrench is a perfect fit for the pin’s spline grip.
06-24-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,008
Posted By aggiegrads

I'm not sure which tool you are using, but I have...

I'm not sure which tool you are using, but I have had good luck with the park 3 series (I'm not exactly sure which one I have).

I have broken a pin, but since then I have been very careful to...
06-11-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,263
Posted By aggiegrads

Super Soap! ...

Super Soap!

https://www.amazon.com/Super-Soap-96704-Tub-5-Pound/dp/B003COAYVG/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=super%2Bsoap&qid=1560286117&s=gateway&sr=8-2&th=1&psc=1

Used in the local Co-op, it gets all...
05-12-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By aggiegrads

I would rather use the Grant Peterson method of...

I would rather use the Grant Peterson method of installing drop bars very high. You can ride in drops when you are feeling good and use the hoods or tops when you want to sit up.

If you can add...
04-26-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By aggiegrads

Helicopter tape. ...

Helicopter tape.
https://www.amazon.com/Allstar-Performance-ALL14275-Clear-Surface/dp/B003BZO05C?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1
It isn't cheap, but with a 2", 30' roll, I have done three bikes, my bumper...
04-23-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,405
Posted By aggiegrads

If you can get the main part of the stem out, the...

If you can get the main part of the stem out, the wedge nut is pretty easy. Take the wheel off, put a long 2x4 between the fork blades right below the crown to resist twisting, and try twisting the...
04-21-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,723
Posted By aggiegrads

Rim brakes or disc? I use Boeshield T9 on rim...

Rim brakes or disc? I use Boeshield T9 on rim brakes for the nipple bed. It is a wax based lube, and won’t contaminate brake pads as bad as oil based lube if you don’t get it all off.

On the...
04-15-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By aggiegrads

The FSA Omega compact may be the bar that you are...

The FSA Omega compact may be the bar that you are looking for. 80mm reach, 125mm drop, 4° flare. Cheap, relatively speaking.
...
04-14-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By aggiegrads

Just to clarify for the OP, you mean the Deore...

Just to clarify for the OP, you mean the Deore long cage, not the Sora mid-cage, right?

i have the XT Shadow 9 speed RD and I am running it with 10 speed Ultegra shifters and an 11-36 cassette. ...
04-14-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,232
Posted By aggiegrads

thanks guys. That is a cool solution, although...

thanks guys. That is a cool solution, although I’m not ready to commit to oval chainrings.
04-13-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,232
Posted By aggiegrads

how are you running 46/30? Is there some sort of...

how are you running 46/30? Is there some sort of adaptor or inner chainring mount that lets you run smaller than a 34 on the 110BCD?
04-12-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By aggiegrads

You most likely need a longer chain, and it may...

You most likely need a longer chain, and it may be possible that your rear derailleur may not accommodate the larger cog. If you have the model number, you can find shimano's specs on line.

By...
04-09-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By aggiegrads

One advantage to replacing the entire lever is...

One advantage to replacing the entire lever is that you will also have a spare set of return springs. I have had one break and it was nice to be able to replace the spring instead of having to...
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