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Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,089
Posted By Moe Zhoost

You think that chain is dirty? You must be one...

You think that chain is dirty? You must be one of those waxers. Thankfully I was able to break that habit a decade ago.
04-11-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've always routed the wire along the top tube;...

I've always routed the wire along the top tube; however that was specifically to follow the brake cable routing. I use 3mm coax cable and anchor it to the cable housing with small o-rings. ...
04-10-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I assume that by loose you mean that the spoke...

I assume that by loose you mean that the spoke has little tension in relation to the other spokes, right? How loose is it, e.g, can you wobble it a few cms side to side, or does it just sound an...
04-07-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Is it a ping or a click. To me, they are...

Is it a ping or a click. To me, they are different sounds. I would not rule out other causes, but if you really think it's the spokes, the first thing I would do is verify their tensions. A...
04-04-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 982
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Triflow's thin enough so it may work. Heat up...

Triflow's thin enough so it may work. Heat up the crank a bit with a hair dryer or heat gun to improve penetration. Have patience and resist the urge to use a cheater bar (unless it's only a foot...
04-03-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20,242
Views: 3,394,024
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I tried to think of a clever analogy for an...

I tried to think of a clever analogy for an e-conversion on a full carbon bike, but the concept is too inane.
03-27-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I carry a stubby 15mm wrench on one of my bikes,...

I carry a stubby 15mm wrench on one of my bikes, but not for the pedals (never had one come loose in the last 50 years!). It is for removing axle nuts so that I can fix a flat.
03-24-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 872
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yikes. Listen to that good woman. I'd still be...

Yikes. Listen to that good woman. I'd still be inclined to think it is a spoke/rim issue rather than the hub.

:thumb:
03-23-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 872
Posted By Moe Zhoost

First: I think your freewheel looks fine. They...

First: I think your freewheel looks fine. They all wobble a bit so that doesn't concern me. It's great that you want to spend some time with this - we all learn a lot by messing about with things....
03-19-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 915
Posted By Moe Zhoost

On the other hand, going to the trouble of...

On the other hand, going to the trouble of covering sort of indicates that you have something "worthwhile". Also, in some areas (like busy stores) there may be a team of thieves that includes a...
03-17-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 945
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've seen a lot of bikes with this sort of...

I've seen a lot of bikes with this sort of configuration. Given the thickness of the shell and the anticipated movement of the shift cable (i.e. very little) I can see no way that this configuration...
03-15-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,589
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Since wind resistance is proportional to the cube...

Since wind resistance is proportional to the cube of velocity (in this case, of the spokes) it seems to me that this resistance can be drastically reduced by increasing the diameter of the wheel. At...
Forum: Foo
03-14-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 911
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Wow, what a great article. I currently own a 25+...

Wow, what a great article. I currently own a 25+ year-old Toyota Tacoma that I use to haul all sorts of things, most recently a load of pea gravel. It's reliable, gets reasonable mileage, and has...
Forum: Foo
03-11-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My guess is that they did some research based on...

My guess is that they did some research based on what you told them and found a technical service bulletin that matched the symptoms.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Perhaps it is because my commute was on city...

Perhaps it is because my commute was on city streets with multiple stops + traffic, but I found no significant difference in average commute speed on my light bikes vs. my loaded commuter. The...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have this one from Banjo Brothers...

I have this one from Banjo Brothers (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2181/5015/products/01035_banjobros_racktopbag_A_1200x.jpg?v=1545065275). It's given me a decade of good service so far. It...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-06-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,766
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It flexes, expands and contracts, and makes a...

It flexes, expands and contracts, and makes a horrible looking and riding bike. What's not to like?
03-05-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 501
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have had a pneumatic impact wrench in my...

I have had a pneumatic impact wrench in my toolbox for many decades but I can't recall using it for the last 20 years. I think I would grab it, though, if I encountered what you are dealing with.
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03-03-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I think the thing is that you installed a 10...

I think the thing is that you installed a 10 speed rear on a bike that was not designed for it. This required spreading the rear to achieve clearance for the wider hub. This has to be done carefully...
03-02-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Looks normal to me. Put enough air in any bare...

Looks normal to me. Put enough air in any bare tube and it will develop a bulge. When installed the tube will be constrained by the properly seated tire and will not bulge. If the tire bulges,...
02-25-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Having dealt with short stack headsets I can say...

Having dealt with short stack headsets I can say that you're on the road to frustration. It appears that your current problem is that your lamp bracket is flanged so that it interferes with the top...
02-23-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,655
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Here you go: ...

Here you go:


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02-13-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 887
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Personally I try not to pay when selling a bike....

Personally I try not to pay when selling a bike. Don't want to set a precedent. :lol:

To respond to your comment: A lot of responders may not trust their opinions of worth and so may not went to...
02-11-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By Moe Zhoost

This is the exact reason why I don't like to ride...

This is the exact reason why I don't like to ride with folks that I don't know and trust.
02-11-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,553
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Because your listed parts are much better than...

Because your listed parts are much better than what these guys have:


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02-08-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 45,471
Posted By Moe Zhoost

That's a Singer 96-10, a great industrial...

That's a Singer 96-10, a great industrial machine. Quite a few of them still in service. For $25, that would have been in the back of my pickup in 3 seconds. That induction motor and massive clutch...
02-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Personally, at this point I would put away all my...

Personally, at this point I would put away all my power tools and resort to gentler strategies: Liberal use of penetrant, a bit of heat, wriggling the pieces by hand, etc. With a lot of patient...
01-25-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,618
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Save your money.

Save your money.
01-24-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,160
Posted By Moe Zhoost

And so you turn around and do the exact thing...

And so you turn around and do the exact thing that I cautioned against: Made a statement based on your frame of reference that appears to have only a single observation. :foo:

I wasn't there so...
01-22-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,969
Posted By Moe Zhoost

By far, the most significant factor affecting the...

By far, the most significant factor affecting the safety of an object is the user. Assigning inherent risk directly to the object is bad journalism.
01-20-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 839
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I shudder when I have to deal with a kid's bike...

I shudder when I have to deal with a kid's bike chain guard when I'm rehabbing bikes at our local coop. They are like a spatial IQ test that challenges the best of us.

These bikes are designed...
01-19-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,160
Posted By Moe Zhoost

This is an "ageist" generalization for which you...

This is an "ageist" generalization for which you probably don't have supporting data. Most older people that I know (i.e. Boomers) ride non-assisted bikes. The 2 e-bike owners who I know personally...
01-08-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Walk around your work area in bare feet. You'll...

Walk around your work area in bare feet. You'll find that wayward spring.
01-08-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,329
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The OP hasn't visited BF since October. Perhaps...

The OP hasn't visited BF since October. Perhaps his trial didn't go well for him.
12-30-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,958
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Long presta valve stems on vintage rims.

Long presta valve stems on vintage rims.
12-30-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,288
Posted By Moe Zhoost

We had a number of robberies and assaults on our...

We had a number of robberies and assaults on our local rails-to-trails path a number of years ago. The City, in coordination with the police dept, set up a citizen's trail watch program that...
12-29-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,826
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm glad this wasn't worse and hope you heal...

I'm glad this wasn't worse and hope you heal quickly. Bummer that the ERs are so busy with the pandemic that there is little comfort in visiting them for trauma. I had a similar crash a number of...
12-28-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,049
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I test as well by inflating and letting it sit...

I test as well by inflating and letting it sit for a day or two. I use Rema TipTop patches/glue and have found them to be totally reliable.
12-22-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,437
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Doesn't drive me not sane. That sentence really...

Doesn't drive me not sane. That sentence really does not address his presence, only a condition: "absent without leave" (aka AWOL). In actual communication, you wouldn't phrase it in the present...
12-15-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By Moe Zhoost

A few swipes with a flat file (which hits only...

A few swipes with a flat file (which hits only the high spots) should even it out. I don't need to see the point in polishing with wet/dry because the road grit on your brake pads will do it for you.
12-11-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By Moe Zhoost

You should be fine using an existing chainring...

You should be fine using an existing chainring but there are 2 issues to consider: 1) the chain-line on a triple is probably aligned with the center ring. You should check this first to verify. If...
12-04-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Hubs and pedals always seem to be a bit tight and...

Hubs and pedals always seem to be a bit tight and need some adjustment.
11-27-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,515
Posted By Moe Zhoost

So it's been three and a half years since the OP...

So it's been three and a half years since the OP posed his one and only question to BF. Since he has never responded to the thread, either he's declined the job offer, taken it at a salary well...
11-21-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,034
Posted By Moe Zhoost

No worries, mate. The thing to keep in mind is...

No worries, mate. The thing to keep in mind is that your tool roll was affected by common environmental fungal spores that floated in and found a suitable environment to grow. These same spores are...
11-19-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,211
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm not sure why you think this is dumb. When...

I'm not sure why you think this is dumb. When I'm working on a project in my garage, I have to tote tools back and forth from my workshop. These may include hammers of different types and weights,...
11-17-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,034
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The white stuff you saw was probably mycelium...

The white stuff you saw was probably mycelium growing. This is the vegetative state of a fungus and not spore-forming. Basically some airborne spores land on a suitable moist environment (your tool...
11-16-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I had that issue with a Shimano FD once (I don't...

I had that issue with a Shimano FD once (I don't remember the model.. The spring was so strong that my wife could not exert enough pressure to shift up. I don't recall what the pull measured at...
11-13-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Me microchipped? Nope, not a chance.

Me microchipped? Nope, not a chance.
11-13-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,004
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Inflation?

Inflation?
11-06-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,622
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I predict this thread will run longer than most...

I predict this thread will run longer than most chain lube threads.
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