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06-11-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By caloso

Same. If it was good enough for Sheldon, it is...

Same. If it was good enough for Sheldon, it is good enough for me.
06-11-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1. I almost never count links on my chain. I...

+1. I almost never count links on my chain. I take a new chain out of the box, loop it around the big ring and big cog, add 1" for good luck, and cut it.
06-11-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,121
Posted By trailangel

I was back when men were men.

I was back when men were men.
06-10-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 950
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

$50 on new pedals but not $5 on grease? ...

$50 on new pedals but not $5 on grease?

Penny wise; pound foolish.
06-10-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By TimothyH

I've solved this problem permanently. ...

I've solved this problem permanently.


-Tim-
06-09-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By Crankycrank

Screw the bolt all the way into the wedge then...

Screw the bolt all the way into the wedge then loosen the bolt about 1/4". Tap the head of the bolt with a rubber mallet or a steel hammer with a block of wood to protect the bolt. This will push the...
06-07-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By Skipjacks

I have selective OCD The amount I HAVE to do...

I have selective OCD

The amount I HAVE to do something is directly correlated to the amount of patience I have to deal with it at any given moment
06-05-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Whatever you use, start applying penetrating oil...

Whatever you use, start applying penetrating oil now.
06-03-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,071
Posted By Bill in VA

Every time I read a tire patch thread, I know why...

Every time I read a tire patch thread, I know why I carry a fresh patch kit but also always two new tubes in my under seat pouch. I always use the tubes. Life it too short for patching.
06-03-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By seedsbelize

Put it back on flat. Then pump it up.

Put it back on flat. Then pump it up.
05-28-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,071
Posted By robert schlatte

I have a supply of Rema patches and an 8oz can of...

I have a supply of Rema patches and an 8oz can of Rema vulcanizing fluid. More expensive than rubber cement or cutting pieces from an old tube but I get a lot of peace of mind :).
05-26-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By taz777

I'd just bin them and buy a new pair of socks....

I'd just bin them and buy a new pair of socks. The effort to make them look clean and white again may not be worth it.

You may have too much lube on your chain if it's getting onto your socks.
05-25-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,946
Posted By alancommike

rose garden area. 2 blocks from Pete's. They came...

rose garden area. 2 blocks from Pete's. They came back this morning for my wife's bike, but of course we had the garage door locked. Pretty darn bold. We got good pictures of the perps in the...
05-25-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By MikeyMK

Just leave them stained, they can't look any...

Just leave them stained, they can't look any worse.
05-25-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,570
Posted By wannabemekon

My 2 cents: not worth it. Bought one once at MEC,...

My 2 cents: not worth it. Bought one once at MEC, used it a few times, returned it. I prefer my pump's gauge, which is accurate enough for my purposes as far as I know! Or my thumb.
05-25-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,570
Posted By tclune

There's a huge range of acceptable tire pressures...

There's a huge range of acceptable tire pressures for your bike. The pressure gauge on the tire pump is more accurate than you need. If I fix a flat on the road, I just inflate until the tire feels...
05-25-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By spinnaker

1. Throw socks in garbage. 2. Buy new socks....

1. Throw socks in garbage.

2. Buy new socks. This time move back to black or don'[t worry about the stains. No one is looking a your feet.


I have seen my share of first world problems. ...
05-25-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By hazetguy

Buy new socks. :) Soak with with simple...

Buy new socks. :)

Soak with with simple green? Or oxy-clean?
05-24-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,583
Posted By Machka

Email notification? What email notification??? ...

Email notification? What email notification???

I turned the email notification off ages ago.

Putting a person on the ignore list means that when you read a thread, you don't see their responses...
05-24-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,583
Posted By bikeme

Just, wow.

This forum seems to have a few know-it-all, snarky bullies on it that make it unpleasant to use. It's no surprise, forums of all topics have them. In response, I will no longer engage them and...
05-21-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,061
Posted By Rollfast

I don't need to know that, I already liked them.

I don't need to know that, I already liked them.
05-20-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Jeff Wills

I would avoid using an adjustable wrench on the...

I would avoid using an adjustable wrench on the fixed cup. It's too easy to have it slip. Use the correct wrench (a Park HCW-4 or similar) to remove it.
...
05-19-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By andrewclaus

What makes this method truly elegant is that it...

What makes this method truly elegant is that it works equally well for both sides!

Once in a while a tap with a mallet helps.
05-19-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By genxrev

What? If I donít have the right extractor I have...

What? If I donít have the right extractor I have the perfect excuse to buy more tools! 😂

Joking of course, thanks for a helpful workaround idea.
05-18-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,616
Posted By reburns

https://www.prestacycle.com/product/prestaratchet-...

https://www.prestacycle.com/product/prestaratchet-chain-accessory/

combined with the Presta ratchet and bits that I now carry instead of a combo multi tool, this really works great
05-16-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,244
Posted By bruce19

A worse idea is have a homicidal fool on your...

A worse idea is have a homicidal fool on your bike path and zero way to protect myself and gf. And, there is always the possibility of a rabid animal. Where I ride is pretty rural. Just my opinion.
05-16-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,244
Posted By mjac

No

No, wrong again. I gave an accurate and honest description of exactly what happened. You have no right to assume what my motives were. That is you're assumption based on no logic or reasoning. Do not...
05-15-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,553
Posted By richart

Aldi's Bike Stands on Sale

If anyone is looking for a reasonably priced work stand, Aldi's stores (at least those in the metro Atlanta area) have their work stands on sale starting today for $24.99. Seems very sturdy and has a...
05-13-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,044
Posted By Reynolds

I use 1/2" drive for sprocket rings and BBs, so...

I use 1/2" drive for sprocket rings and BBs, so no need for a cheaterbar (except for some rare really stubborn BB).
05-13-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,044
Posted By fietsbob

OK its a 3/8" drive 15" long breaker bar , & how...

OK its a 3/8" drive 15" long breaker bar , & how long atr 3/8" breaker bars usually?

you can get a 1/2" breaker bar & put a 1/2 to 3/8 reducer socket on it, of course..
Forum: Foo
05-11-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,130
Posted By dedhed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJpS0-5JQgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJpS0-5JQgU
05-10-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By arex

Well, I'm impressed. I had to get it hot...

Well, I'm impressed.

I had to get it hot enough for the sticker to discolor before the glue was soft enough to scrape off...the sticker got so soft, it still only came off a bit at a time....
Forum: Foo
05-10-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,130
Posted By no motor?

I think they're trying to discriminate against me.

I think they're trying to discriminate against me.
05-09-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,902
Posted By mixteup

Primitive thinking is a national problem...

Primitive thinking is a national problem ............
05-07-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,133
Posted By bicycale

Here are the...

Here are the...
05-07-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,133
Posted By bicycale

Well I had to get hasty with my fix as this was...

Well I had to get hasty with my fix as this was my daily ride and the whole reason I was fooling with this bike now was because the rear derailleur housing failed causing the bike to shift badly.
...
05-07-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,272
Posted By andrewclaus

It's been mentioned already, but it bears...

It's been mentioned already, but it bears repeating. This is a brake cable, not a shifter cable (or throttle cable as the above videos refer to). I consider it a critical piece of safety equipment....
05-07-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By Prowler

Be sure to mock up your design before you commit....

Be sure to mock up your design before you commit. I have my bikes 'packed tight' like that, one level, using front wheel stands. OK for the front wheels facing outwards though you have to be...
05-06-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By The Thin Man

Try that, JoeTBM. I was hoping linking to a...

Try that, JoeTBM.
I was hoping linking to a Google Doc wasn't a problem so long as permissions were set properly. If it fails to cooperate, I can PDF it and attach it to the thread.
05-05-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By wipekitty

Update: Fixed. Silly me! I only removed half...

Update: Fixed.

Silly me! I only removed half of the bottom plate. Once I removed the hood, the rest came off and the nice grimy broken piece was right there. Shifting to the highest gear made it...
05-05-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,704
Posted By Lemond1985

I bought two of those by accident, can't figure...

I bought two of those by accident, can't figure out how to use them. When I ordered them, I thought they were a cheaper replacement for the Kool Stop tire bead jack, but they're totally different,...
Forum: Foo
05-04-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By hazetguy

May The Schwartz Be With You ...

May The Schwartz Be With You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVz1kBnIDd0
Forum: Foo
05-04-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By dynodonn

Sheese.........42 years since the initial movie's...

Sheese.........42 years since the initial movie's release. :50: and all that celebrating, spawned rise to this......... be careful what you do today, tomorrow will have paybacks. :lol:

...
Forum: Foo
05-04-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By KraneXL

And just how would you celebrate this day? Wear a...

And just how would you celebrate this day? Wear a Yoda mask?


While I'm at it,

RIP
Peter Mayhew.
05-04-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,940
Posted By Bike Gremlin

Water and, primarily, dirt intrusion is the...

Water and, primarily, dirt intrusion is the nemesis of most bicycle bearings. So in those terms, a grease being long lasting doesn't make much of a difference past a year, or two (depending on riding...
Forum: Foo
05-04-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By chewybrian

Derby Day

The big day is here, and so is the rain to make picking winners a bit tougher.

In race 8, I like Limousine Liberal, who is 6 of 9 at Churchill and 3 for 3 lifetime in the mud. He should get a pace...
04-29-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Bigbus

I've been very fortunate in that I usually...

I've been very fortunate in that I usually receive my orders within 2 weeks. I have had some that never show up at all, but that is very rare. The items I order that ship from US based addresses are...
04-27-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By pennpaul

I found my spirit animal today

I was on vacation with my family for nearly 2 weeks eating our way through Thailand. I went for a 20-miler this morning and decided to hit up some hills. On the last climb, I encountered my spirit...
04-25-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By mixteup

The Force is strong with this one .......

The Force is strong with this one .......
04-25-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By ChinookTx

Nice job!

Nice job!
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