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08-05-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
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: 173
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: 73
Views: 2,250
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: 1,807
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: 6,003
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: 7,747
Views: 3,975,722
Posted By grizzly59

Joe Walsh Old-Fashioned Rock n’ Roll Radio Show ...

Joe Walsh Old-Fashioned Rock n’ Roll Radio Show
https://www.885fm.org/live-sessions/805
07-08-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
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: 512
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
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07-07-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 512
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: 267
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: 639
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: 1,276
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: 1,237
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: 613
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: 2,740
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: 1,237
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: 684
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 won’t exceed that with your hand...
06-20-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
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: 1,471
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: 31
Views: 1,515
Posted By grizzly59

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

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

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06-19-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,149
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: 560
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: 665
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: 665
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...
06-16-20, 08:34 AM
06-15-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,149
Posted By grizzly59

Bolts can come from whoever in the world can make...

Bolts can come from whoever in the world can make them the cheapest by the ton. I can snap no-grade chicom or Indian bolts pretty easily. I used to be able to get US made 8.8 or 10.9 metric hex head...
06-14-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By grizzly59

I am slow, and I don’t understand how you got...

I am slow, and I don’t understand how you got your headset to fit a standard fork in a french frame. I’m not saying you didn’t, I’m just scratching my head as to how that works. French stuff always...
06-14-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By grizzly59

38mm should be a good comfy tire size. If you go...

38mm should be a good comfy tire size. If you go bigger than that the tire will feel heavier and slower. You could try lowering the air pressure a little if they are pumped up really hard. When...
06-14-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By grizzly59

As soon as you say "french", you need a caliper...

As soon as you say "french", you need a caliper to measure any replacement part vs the original. Almost everything is just a bit different.
06-14-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By grizzly59

Seriously, I would do this, it's going to get...

Seriously, I would do this, it's going to get scratched up again anyway since you actually ride the bike-
...
06-08-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By grizzly59

I didn't know carbonite was a thing. I thought it...

I didn't know carbonite was a thing. I thought it was slang for carbon fiber Star Wars bikes. I forgot, if you have a quill stem you might as well do that too.
06-08-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By grizzly59

Today is seatpost anti-corrosion day

Title says it. Take out Mr. Seatpost and do what needs doing. My bikes are Al or Steel, I'll be using auto wheel bearing grease to keep bad things from happening. I know nothing about carbonite.
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06-06-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By grizzly59

If you ride in the drops and your helmet has a...

If you ride in the drops and your helmet has a visor, you may have restricted vision in front of you. For me, I can't see the car crossing the centerline 100yds in front of me, so a visor is a no-go.
06-02-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,193
Posted By grizzly59

I never show a reading when I pass the radar...

I never show a reading when I pass the radar trailers the sheriff put on the side of the road to show your speed. If you go to court the police might not appear to testify.
06-01-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,196
Posted By grizzly59

Without being sarcastic, you most likely have a...

Without being sarcastic, you most likely have a chicom alloy seatpost on that bike. You are lucky you didn't have an injury accident when it broke. Don't replace with the exact same thing. Best bet...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,546
Posted By grizzly59

I guess I should admit it- I was climbing uphill...

I guess I should admit it- I was climbing uphill and dropped the chain off the granny chainring in a panic shift. I didn't unclip, and after 1.5 seconds fell over in the road right next to a middle...
05-29-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,633
Posted By grizzly59

I think a front is the same as a rear, difference...

I think a front is the same as a rear, difference is the direction the pads are installed.
05-28-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By grizzly59

That is an awesome picture. I had no idea there...

That is an awesome picture. I had no idea there were that many parts, holy smokes.
05-25-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By grizzly59

You know the range is about 150 feet, not a gps...

You know the range is about 150 feet, not a gps tracker?
05-21-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,875
Posted By grizzly59

I don’t know if the seller should open the...

I don’t know if the seller should open the package. You should definitely not buy it. 50 years old, French, $80, No Go.
Forum: Foo
05-19-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,132
Posted By grizzly59

Got an arc welder and some scrap I-beam or angle...

Got an arc welder and some scrap I-beam or angle iron?

...
05-18-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,825
Posted By grizzly59

I have two road helmets. One sticker says 2004,...

I have two road helmets. One sticker says 2004, the other says 2018. I can’t tell the difference in condition between them other than 2004 is a bit more scratched up. Please don’t tell the helmet...
05-18-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By grizzly59

Check the cablestop on the chainstay near the RD....

Check the cablestop on the chainstay near the RD. Angle of the cable doesn't look right.
05-18-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 683
Posted By grizzly59

Nice driveway. Dawn + water + bristle brush. ...

Nice driveway. Dawn + water + bristle brush. Scrub a bit, cover with 1 inch cat litter. Forget about it for a few days. For that nice drive, maybe try flour vs cat litter. You may need to repeat...
05-17-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,399
Posted By grizzly59

The Graduate- Plastics

The Graduate- Plastics
05-16-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 545
Posted By grizzly59

Way I do it- start with a bit of extra bearing...

Way I do it- start with a bit of extra bearing clearance. One side has the cone and the lock nut pair tightened down pretty tight, the other side not quite as tight. To tighten, wrench on each side...
05-15-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By grizzly59

Yikes! So sorry this happened, glad you are...

Yikes! So sorry this happened, glad you are still with us. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
05-14-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,606
Posted By grizzly59

Deals come, deals go. 175mm is prob too big. ...

Deals come, deals go. 175mm is prob too big. 165/170
05-11-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By grizzly59

Did you let my son ride your bike?

Did you let my son ride your bike?
Forum: Touring
05-11-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By grizzly59

15 year old boy pays attention and learns...

15 year old boy pays attention and learns something useful, applies it 25 years later. That’s as awesome as it is rare. You must be a heck of a teacher.
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