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08-13-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By fietsbob

I changed pads from semi metallic to organic...

I changed pads from semi metallic to organic compound and kept the discs.. the wet squeaking stopped..

changed front from Avid caliper to TRP Hy Rd.. kept the disc.

so it's a matter of...
08-13-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 187
Posted By fietsbob

No pawl springs will cause those issues , buy a...

No pawl springs will cause those issues , buy a new driver assembly..


maybe do more cleaning and service next time..
08-13-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By fietsbob

You add Down Force or Lift with those?

You add Down Force or Lift with those?
08-13-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By fietsbob

Is there an applicable UCI regulation ? , can...

Is there an applicable UCI regulation ? , can you cut and paste that here?

Are you competing in a race they regulate?
08-13-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By fietsbob

Middle chain ring on a triple , sits on your...

Middle chain ring on a triple , sits on your one by chainline...
Forum: Touring
08-13-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By fietsbob

Putting a Camera in it?

Putting a Camera in it?
Forum: Foo
08-13-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10,882
Views: 2,261,012
Posted By fietsbob

https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1174...

https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/117409735_10217299190942782_809172794554269059_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=e3tyMEaWkKsAX8uZZqJ&_nc_ht=scontent-sjc3-1.xx&oh=458da5637c87ab7f0...
08-13-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By fietsbob

Cool keep on truckin'

" fitness " is what the FX line from Trek means..

Their DS line is "Dual Sport" They are built around a front Suspension fork..
08-13-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By fietsbob

N+1 time So much is required to go from 80's 7...

N+1 time So much is required to go from 80's 7 speeds to your latest 11 speed. just buy a new bike..
08-13-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 168
Posted By fietsbob

On the bike essential will replace a punctured...

On the bike essential will replace a punctured inner tube..

On the bike for an international bike tour has more tools on board..
Forum: Commuting
08-13-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By fietsbob

the smaller wheels help.. There are other options...

the smaller wheels help.. There are other options like quick turn stems and MKS EZy QR pedals to make the width flatter..

you could Rinko bag your bike @ home too..

Noted : Lg New Albion is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By fietsbob

Sturmey Archer AWC steel shell, classic may...

Sturmey Archer AWC steel shell, classic may find one used too..
S-RC3 newer aluminum hubshell .
Sturmey-Archer | S-RC3 (http://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/detail/s-rc3)
08-13-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By fietsbob

Point towards the force.. stopping is one way...

Point towards the force.. stopping is one way accelerating is the other.... which matters most for you?

Generically it does not matter ,
08-13-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 168
Posted By fietsbob

no pictures.. sorry..

no pictures.. sorry..
08-13-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By fietsbob

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhX4liVtuCc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhX4liVtuCc
08-13-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By fietsbob

IDK cant see from here ... change it if it...

IDK cant see from here ... change it if it matters..
08-13-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By fietsbob

tubeless tires... with an inner tube..

tubeless tires... with an inner tube..
08-13-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By fietsbob

This ^^^ ... Making a shorter stem part of the...

This ^^^ ... Making a shorter stem part of the shopping..
08-13-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 206
Posted By fietsbob

BITD We Hung the wheel from the pump with valve...

BITD We Hung the wheel from the pump with valve at 12:00 so not pushing the valve stem sideways

the pump head can have something behind it..

A more careful technique can be learned..
08-13-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By fietsbob

Van BC has Bike shops.

Measure bolt circle https://sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-bcd.html
08-13-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By fietsbob

side effect of all the engineering to make it...

side effect of all the engineering to make it shift faster..
08-13-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,716
Posted By fietsbob

FWIW there are reinforcing mesh added in many of...

FWIW there are reinforcing mesh added in many of their better tires they call gatorskin, I have 2 47-559 (26 x 1.75 )
that were fitted on the wheels when the bike was built in 2004 .
(off...
08-13-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 201
Posted By fietsbob

No , Butyl rubber tubes have served me well for...

No , Butyl rubber tubes have served me well for my cycling life..

try the C&V Sew up tire fans.. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/154679-totally-tubular.html
08-13-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 406
Posted By fietsbob

Lots of Europe buys what we call hybrids , for...

Lots of Europe buys what we call hybrids , for touring to gain more hand positions , you'd add figure 8 bend 'Trekking' bars.

they use all the controls of the straight bars ..

I have 2...
08-13-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By fietsbob

You are talking BB spindles they are chosen...

You are talking BB spindles they are chosen with the crank arms used..

the BB shell width ... 70, (Italy) 68 (most others) 73 (mountain bikes)
08-13-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,583
Posted By fietsbob

A simple box grid can be made, with the numbers...

A simple box grid can be made, with the numbers (gear-inches, typically) & put on your top tube as a reminder..
08-13-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 654
Posted By fietsbob

Use a new BB I cant hold the cranks in my hand...

Use a new BB
I cant hold the cranks in my hand to look , so y/n opinion withheld on your specific ones..

Just be aware of that material characteristic that I mentioned...
08-12-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 599
Posted By fietsbob

Bigger helmet mirror, perhaps? safe zone mirror...

Bigger helmet mirror, perhaps? safe zone mirror (https://www.efficientvelo.com/home/safezone/)
08-12-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By fietsbob

Lightbulb Diy

I've done so 30 years ago. DIY... halogen bulb headlight & incandescent tail light.
battery pack = 5 x 1.2v batteries in series.(= 6v) Ni Cad D's..


Now LEDs have advanced so I took it out put a...
08-12-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By fietsbob

Rode over the hill from Eugene to Reedsport a...

Rode over the hill from Eugene to Reedsport a few times , But I haven't been there for decades..

Ask the locals in the Bike shops.

126 is rather busy 36 goes around a bunch . then joins 126...
08-12-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By fietsbob

If you didn't already buy this wonder- bike......

If you didn't already buy this wonder- bike... Don't..

Be realistic.. seek out something you can work on..
08-12-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By fietsbob

remove the paint to learn if it was just paint ...

remove the paint to learn if it was just paint cracking

I call these winning Pyrrhic bargains..
08-12-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,764
Posted By fietsbob

put efficient rolling slick tires on it and see...

put efficient rolling slick tires on it and see if it feels faster,

set up a time trial course & compare times with you on both bikes?
08-12-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By fietsbob

dirt should cover where the black finish was...

dirt should cover where the black finish was gone..

lay a brand new chain on it to see if it actually wore where it counts..
08-12-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 885
Posted By fietsbob

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g10441492-Prip...

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g10441492-Pripyat_Kiev_Oblast-Vacations.html
08-12-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 757
Posted By fietsbob

this is a place to ask

Worksman Cargo Bikes, Industrial Bicycles and Electric Tricycles from Worksman Cycles Factory Direct Store (http://worksman.com/)
In New York & SC
they have models for hauling tool boxes around...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By fietsbob

No bike shop to ask? a couple pictures is a poor...

No bike shop to ask? a couple pictures is a poor substitute ..

Buying a new wheel could get you a 3 speed coaster-brake.. ..






...
08-12-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By fietsbob

Bikes have a lot of interchangeable parts I dont...

Bikes have a lot of interchangeable parts I dont have the same one you have Tell us more details.

I expect its possible to change cranks, BB shifter .. probably contact a Bike shop to do it, or...
08-12-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Posted By fietsbob

Dicks is selling commodities that happen to be a...

Dicks is selling commodities that happen to be a bicycle, they are not a bike shop.

seek a tune up at a proper bike shop and they may be able to get it working better..

maybe even have a better...
08-12-20, 12:54 PM
Forum: Foo
08-12-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10,882
Views: 2,261,012
Posted By fietsbob

https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1112...

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08-12-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By fietsbob

Or, just don't try using rim brakes on a bike...

Or, just don't try using rim brakes on a bike with rims not suited for them,
... because they lack the parallel faces for the pads to grip.
08-12-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By fietsbob

Ocd?

It was not an accident, just a choice made.... don't worry so much..

My 2 _ 26" wheel bikes have brake pad track rims , only 1 uses them..

My disc brake bike uses 20" wheels it has Sun CR18...
08-12-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By fietsbob

Quick Search, Looks like they were sold by Target...

Quick Search, Looks like they were sold by Target Stores..
Schwinn brand was sold as a commodity and bought by Pacific cycles a multi brand owning company ,

and so, Name does not mean what it...
08-12-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By fietsbob

Brush guards for motor dirt bikes? falling I...

Brush guards for motor dirt bikes? falling I got a wrist brace so I kept my wrist straight while a cracked bone healed
(Vet, so VA supplied it)
Medical Supply buy them wear them as protection.....
08-12-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,736
Posted By fietsbob

I bought an excellent cycling rain cape *, It's...

I bought an excellent cycling rain cape *, It's much better than a parka pants & gloves..
Its Large and so I mounted my lights on the fork crown , low so cape does not drape over them..

*Grundens...
Forum: Touring
08-12-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,376
Posted By fietsbob

Perhaps if set on 2 , by 10 v cassette a 1 by...

Perhaps if set on 2 , by 10 v cassette a 1 by 10 centered chainline, with one of those big low gear cog cassettes,
... and a granny gear to take up where that lowest ratio leaves off ...
...
Forum: Touring
08-12-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By fietsbob

Bodged a handlebar bag with a mount relatively...

Bodged a handlebar bag with a mount relatively permanent , bolted on, not QR, using handle bar water bottle cage mounts .
long 5mm bolts, and spacers..& added stiffeners inside the bag..
08-12-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By fietsbob

My Guess: Shipped without a rear wheel in...

My Guess:
Shipped without a rear wheel in it .. or a separator block, before shipping,
The chain stay was crushed inward, dimple on the inside , then bent back, making the outside one..
Forum: Commuting
08-12-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By fietsbob

^^^ This.. Minivelos sell a lot in Asia, not...

^^^ This.. Minivelos sell a lot in Asia, not many buyers are tall, so the batch made frames are for them...
They don;t fold if you don;t want them to..
My Bike Friday Is my favorite go to...
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