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09-10-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By drlogik

+1 - that's basically what I do also. I keep...

+1 - that's basically what I do also. I keep tightening the bolt until the bars don't move without some force. I think a torque setting for an application like this would be difficult to determine...
09-09-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,345
Posted By drlogik

Litespud, Sweet TR-6! You running electronic...

Litespud,

Sweet TR-6! You running electronic ignition? This is my second one. I drove a 1975 all through the 1980's.

Mine isn't really Sapphire, it's a green-ish tealy kind of color. Not...
09-07-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,345
Posted By drlogik

Photography, reloading, fishing and keeping my...

Photography, reloading, fishing and keeping my 1971 TR-6 on the road as my daily driver!


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09-05-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By drlogik

Patching on the inside as mentioned above is the...

Patching on the inside as mentioned above is the best method. A plug is an emergency type patch if your on the road or trail in my opinion. They generally work fine but I think a patch is a better...
09-02-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 574
Posted By drlogik

Newbaum's is good bar tape. Didn't know they made...

Newbaum's is good bar tape. Didn't know they made rim tape. If you're using their bar tape for rim tape, let me know how that works out.

Oh, any of the tapes that came after Velox! lol Have at it:...
09-02-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 574
Posted By drlogik

It's been my experience that inside rim...

It's been my experience that inside rim dimensions can vary from brand to brand even if the rims are the same size. It's best to measure the inside spoke well and match to the necessary rim tape. An...
09-01-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,295
Posted By drlogik

The safe bet is to call the manufacturer and ask...

The safe bet is to call the manufacturer and ask what to torque them to.
09-01-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,295
Posted By drlogik

Are you sure it was grease and not pre-applied...

Are you sure it was grease and not pre-applied Loctite (thread lock compound)? I have also seen screws/bolts come with "something" on them but in every case it was a threadlock compound. The small...
09-01-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,295
Posted By drlogik

As far as greasing or not greasing screws and...

As far as greasing or not greasing screws and bolts or using/not using Loctite, read the manufacturer's recommendation for the specific application. Some applications require a "dry" fastener,...
09-01-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,295
Posted By drlogik

+1 Just ask a machinist, gunsmith or anyone else...

+1 Just ask a machinist, gunsmith or anyone else that works with high tolerances. A cheap electric load cell gives inconsistent readings and drifts. A high-end load cell gives much more consistent...
09-01-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,295
Posted By drlogik

The Giustaforza torque wrench is the best one I...

The Giustaforza torque wrench is the best one I have found and I have a three different tools. Very precise and a professional-level tool.
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09-01-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By drlogik

I would try ZEP Orange degreaser first and if...

I would try ZEP Orange degreaser first and if that doesn't work, plain turpentine. Goof Off contains some harsher chemicals than turpentine and "can" dull the finish on some paints especially if you...
08-31-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,301
Posted By drlogik

+1 I bought one from Richard as well as one from...

+1 I bought one from Richard as well as one from the old "New" owners soon after Richard sold the business. That bike was equally good. And I'll add, that I purchased a new freewheel from them a week...
08-28-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By drlogik

Switching from fixed to freewheel - any recommendations?

I need to switch one of my fixed gear bikes to a freewheel sprocket for a few reasons I won't get in to here. Any quirky things I should know about before I spin this freewheel onto my hub? Any...
08-27-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By drlogik

I fondly remember cutting spokes and rolling...

I fondly remember cutting spokes and rolling threads with an old VAR or Hozan spoke threading tool back in the 1970's. We would have customers come in with old bikes with unusual wheel sizes that...
08-26-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 558
Posted By drlogik

Tubes are hit or miss. Even top brands can sell...

Tubes are hit or miss. Even top brands can sell faulty tubes. I "generally" have had good and fairly consistent results with Michelin and Continental tubes though. They do cost more but seem to hold...
08-26-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,099
Posted By drlogik

Machine wash gentle with luke warm water,...

Machine wash gentle with luke warm water, non-scented detergent (my fave is Tide Free) and about a half cup of Borax. Yes, Borax. It helps cut the funky sweat smell that tends to attach itself to...
08-25-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,126
Posted By drlogik

Previous posts are correct. Wrapping top to...

Previous posts are correct. Wrapping top to bottom exposes the raw edge and the edge can curl. Wrapping bottom to top keeps the edge over-lapped and it doesn't curl, but, you're left with using some...
08-25-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,645
Posted By drlogik

I have a Wabi Special and a Classic. Both are the...

I have a Wabi Special and a Classic. Both are the smoothest riding bikes I have ever owned and I've owned some very smooth riding bikes over the decades. As far as bang for the buck, it's hard to...
08-25-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,152
Posted By drlogik

Steel is real while seated on an experienced 58cm...

Steel is real while seated on an experienced 58cm framed 1986 Pinarello Montello. Brakes, Campy "Deltas", naturally. "Brazilianed" chain. Out of date helmet with a Take-A-Look.

The basic Fred...
08-21-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,715
Posted By drlogik

In Charlotte, North Carolina where I ride it's...

In Charlotte, North Carolina where I ride it's about the same. A finger raise, a head nod or a wave is pretty standard.
08-19-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By drlogik

Get the bikes out of the water and spray down...

Get the bikes out of the water and spray down with a garden hose for 30 minutes or more. If you are able, remove the hub spindles, crank, headset, seatpost and chain. Spray down bikes again spray...
08-18-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,381
Posted By drlogik

I never ride anywhere without impact-resistant...

I never ride anywhere without impact-resistant glasses. At least once every other ride something hits those lenses, a bug, grit in the air, something. My glasses are Carrera Rx's. They've been to...
08-13-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By drlogik

https://search.yahoo.com/search?p=M4+tapered+hex+i...

https://search.yahoo.com/search?p=M4+tapered+hex+in+20mm&fr=yfp-t&fp=1&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8
08-10-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By drlogik

Low end bikes are a commodity and low profit...

Low end bikes are a commodity and low profit margin, high volume, but cyclical, business. I don't see that coming back to America. Mid-range and high-end bikes seem to have a more consistent...
08-08-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,589
Posted By drlogik

Halo head bands!!

Halo head bands!!
08-08-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,589
Posted By drlogik

Heat can be managed with proper pre-ride...

Heat can be managed with proper pre-ride hydration and regular hydration intake during the ride. However, I'm talking about a lot of water, not energy drink, not Gatorade, not anything other than...
07-20-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,117
Posted By drlogik

I went almost 20 years without a "serious" crash....

I went almost 20 years without a "serious" crash. Then I crashed in 2017 and it was actually a blessing because it revealed a problem in my back...which I got fixed. The I went another three years...
07-09-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By drlogik

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06-27-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,202
Posted By drlogik

+1 Steel is real. ...

+1 Steel is real.

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06-20-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
Posted By drlogik

Modern tires I think are designed differently...

Modern tires I think are designed differently because we have recessed rims now. Back then they didn't. Try this:

Set tires in the sun to warm up. Stretch the tires by pulling with your feet...
06-14-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,800
Posted By drlogik

Too much stuff in my opinion. In my 50 years of...

Too much stuff in my opinion. In my 50 years of riding on the road in city, suburbs and countryside here is what I carry:

City:
Two tire irons with one wrapped with 12 inches of Gorilla duct tape...
06-02-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By drlogik

+1 for and old inner tube wrapped around the...

+1 for and old inner tube wrapped around the chainstay for the most protection; however, On my road bikes I just lay two layers of electrical tape on the top edge and then wrap that with electrical...
06-02-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,039
Posted By drlogik

Friction shifting is what I prefer. Then again, I...

Friction shifting is what I prefer. Then again, I drive a 50 year old stick shift car also...,

A friction shifter for anything over a 7 or 8 cog sprocket is 'probably' not going to be easy to...
05-31-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,364
Posted By drlogik

Bikes do not come from the factory anywhere near...

Bikes do not come from the factory anywhere near ready to ride. A good shop will have the bike prepared and ready to ride with all bolts properly tightened and torqued, spokes tightened, wheels trued...
05-07-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By drlogik

With a new injection of cash from a wealthy...

With a new injection of cash from a wealthy United Arab Emirates-based company may be a recipe for better R&D and more future wins. The new owner says they will keep manufacturing where it is. This...
05-04-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By drlogik

They may have sprayed some parts in the shop with...

They may have sprayed some parts in the shop with silicone spray and it got on your rims. Silicone is the bane of wood finishers, bamboo rod builders and anyone that needs to paint or varnish a...
05-04-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By drlogik

Rubber cement of any kind is not exactly...

Rubber cement of any kind is not exactly vulcanizing fluid and the results may vary from no sticky to gooey mess. Napa stores are open in my area. Try them.
04-29-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,138
Posted By drlogik

Stampz, In all seriousness, try mountain...

Stampz,

In all seriousness, try mountain bike SPD pedals and cleats. They will allow your feet to float more and not be locked into a linear rotation. This has helped my knees considerably.
...
04-28-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,138
Posted By drlogik

My money is that it is one of your knees. Nope,...

My money is that it is one of your knees. Nope, not kidding. Mine click when saddled and don't when I'm out of the saddle. Place the palm of your hand on one knee when it's making that sound. Feel...
04-21-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By drlogik

It's better to replace the tire but you can use...

It's better to replace the tire but you can use Gorilla Glue Super Glue (flexible). Remove the tire, pinch the tire to open the cut, fill with super glue, remount tire and inflate. Once cured,...
04-15-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,877
Posted By drlogik

God bless capitalism! The market drives the...

God bless capitalism! The market drives the demand. The refurbishers provide the supply. Anyone with the skills can do this also, and nobody can stop you.
04-14-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By drlogik

I've ordered from them many times without issue. ...

I've ordered from them many times without issue. Maybe you had an inexperienced person filling the orders. I'd call them back and tell them you love their product but can't understand how the...
04-06-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,326
Posted By drlogik

Jim from Boston, I didn't read many of the...

Jim from Boston,

I didn't read many of the posts before I posted mine. I missed yours. You and I went through the same experiences it seems. And we both seem to hold the same view as well. Maybe...
04-06-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,326
Posted By drlogik

There was a time not all that long ago when there...

There was a time not all that long ago when there were no bike paths, bike lanes or dedicated "exercise paths". We have it good now, really good. I've been riding on the road since 1974. We should...
04-02-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,183
Posted By drlogik

Park stand, the regular or the pro model. Buy...

Park stand, the regular or the pro model. Buy once, cry once. They do the job very, very well, last forever and are a pleasure to use. Even when I worked in bike shops in my younger days my stand at...
03-28-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,672
Posted By drlogik

Call Canyon and ask what you should use.

Call Canyon and ask what you should use.
03-26-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,576
Posted By drlogik

Water, but I add about a teaspoon of concentrated...

Water, but I add about a teaspoon of concentrated Montmorency cherry juice to a cold 16 oz bottle of San Pellergrino mineral water. Just enough sweet and sour to quench thirst but not enough sugar to...
03-25-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,173
Posted By drlogik

It appears that the derailleur cage is slightly...

It appears that the derailleur cage is slightly bent and the bottom jockey wheel is off to one side also. Check that the jockey wheel bearing and spacers are installed properly. You may have both...
03-23-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By drlogik

Need a stout crank for this Clydesdale

I don't have 30" track sprinter thighs but I weigh around 220 and 6'2" and when I leaned on the crank out of the saddle going up a steep hill I bent my crank. It's bent just enough to make the chain...
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