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04-13-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 891
Posted By cyccommute

They may not need it. You might be able to pull...

They may not need it. You might be able to pull it back by tightening the NDS but you might have to over tighten those spokes and risk rounding the nipples. Thatís why I suggest working on the drive...
04-13-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 891
Posted By cyccommute

Check the dish. If you donít have a dishing...

Check the dish. If you donít have a dishing tool, just flip the wheel around in the dropout and ensure that it is centered. Before you do anything, make sure that the wheel is as far back in the...
04-13-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By cyccommute

Itís never worked that way in my experience. ...

Itís never worked that way in my experience. Iíve replace many rims and never had a spoke get tighter as I swapped them. Even when releasing all the tension on a spoke by spoke basis, all the...
04-13-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By cyccommute

Frankly, Iím not sure how you would replace the...

Frankly, Iím not sure how you would replace the spokes one-at-a-time with a fully tensioned wheel. That just seems like a whole lot of work. It takes a bit of work to detension the first few spokes...
04-13-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 891
Posted By cyccommute

Honestly there should be no need for any kind of...

Honestly there should be no need for any kind of washer on the unless it is part of the bearing lock nut system. If the hub is too narrow for the frame, you can probably just squish the frame down...
04-13-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By cyccommute

While it is a good idea to layer on tension when...

While it is a good idea to layer on tension when building a wheel, it’s not necessary to take it off in layer when detensioning a wheel. A pdlamb points out, the spokes can handle a lot of force...
04-12-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 181
Posted By cyccommute

While I agree, I would probably check the pads...

While I agree, I would probably check the pads first. They are the easy low hanging fruit. Cables next, then tear apart brakes. Itís usually the cables that are the problem but itís always good to...
04-12-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 181
Posted By cyccommute

On the really weird side, check that the brake...

On the really weird side, check that the brake pad doesn’t have a lip that is diving under the rim like the lip in this picture.* The lip is often enough catch the pad and keep it from releasing...
04-11-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By cyccommute

Every road bike Iíve ever owned was a 58cm. I...

Every road bike Iíve ever owned was a 58cm. I bought one on sale that was 56cm and regretted it from the moment I bought it. It felt cramped from the get-go. I never rode it all that much because...
04-10-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 122,959
Posted By cyccommute

Next mission is yours.

Next mission is yours.
04-10-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By cyccommute

I canít say who made them first but you can find...

I canít say who made them first but you can find King Cage Iris reviews going back to 2006. My own pair go back to about then and I donít recall seeing any other brand out there with the same...
04-10-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By cyccommute

Other than the fact that you should buy them from...

Other than the fact that you should buy them from King Cages (https://kingcage.com/) rather than give Trek $15 for knockoffs, no.
04-10-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By cyccommute

I wouldn’t say a “medium” in any brand. Maybe a...

I wouldn’t say a “medium” in any brand. Maybe a medium large but far more likely a large. Start at a 58cm and go from there. Contrary to most people’s thoughts on bicycle frame sizes, a 58cm in on...
04-08-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By cyccommute

They couldn’t find schedule 40 pipe?

They couldn’t find schedule 40 pipe?
04-08-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By cyccommute

Yup. In the early 90s, mountain bike builders...

Yup. In the early 90s, mountain bike builders realized that running the cable along the top tube is cleaner but top pull derailers hadnít been developed yet. There were a number of pulley systems...
04-05-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,678
Posted By cyccommute

The red, blue, yellow, green of the Dean...

The red, blue, yellow, green of the Dean logo...repeated throughout the bike even down to spoke nipples colors. ...
04-04-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,026
Posted By cyccommute

You have an odd definition of “low end bikes”....

You have an odd definition of “low end bikes”. None of yours are. The Atala seems to be sporting a Campy rear derailer. My objections isn’t to the bicycle but the classification of what appears to be...
04-04-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,026
Posted By cyccommute

Iím not agreeing with you. ďGas pipeĒ bikes are...

Iím not agreeing with you. ďGas pipeĒ bikes are things like Schwinn Varsity. Heavy cheaply made steel bikes. They donít have a lot of attention to detail. If the bike doesnít have an integrated...
04-04-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,026
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, ďgas pipeĒ usually refers to high tensile...

Yes, ďgas pipeĒ usually refers to high tensile steel. But ďlooksĒ can be deceiving. Just looking at a bicycle wonít tell you what tubing was used to build it. If you pay attention to detail, you...
04-04-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,026
Posted By cyccommute

Everything is wrong with ďgas pipeĒ frames. That...

Everything is wrong with ďgas pipeĒ frames. That Juenet isnít a ďgas pipeĒ framed bike. Gas pipe bikes donít typically have lugs, much less painted and pinstriped lugs. The aluminum cotter pin...
04-03-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 946
Posted By cyccommute

Well at least you removed the bolt. A more...

Well at least you removed the bolt. A more common mistake than you’d think:rolleyes:

Get some PB Blaster or Kroil and allow it to sit overnight. Some say that Kroil works better. Then try...
04-03-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,061
Posted By cyccommute

Not really. Charles law describes the change in...

Not really. Charles law describes the change in temperature or volume for a constant pressure. What you are looking for is the combined gas law which combines Charleís Law (V=kT), Boyles Law...
04-02-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By cyccommute

Park Tool says within 2mm for their alignment...

Park Tool says within 2mm for their alignment tool. Your wheel is going to sit 2.5mm off of center. Iffy but probably ridable.
Forum: Commuting
04-02-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By cyccommute

The hybrid thing has been tried. ďHybridĒ were...

The hybrid thing has been tried. ďHybridĒ were introduced in the early 90s with a ďthey can do it all!Ē approach. They couldnít do it all or even most. They were too light duty for off-road use...
04-02-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By cyccommute

I suspect there is a value for wall thickness out...

I suspect there is a value for wall thickness out there but I donít know what it is. I doubt few people actually measure their rimís wall thickness. Most people are going to go by a visual...
04-02-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By cyccommute

You might as well wrap a turkey in that. Itís...

You might as well wrap a turkey in that. Itís about the thickness of aluminum foil now.

Non wise ass answer: Time for a new rim. Ya got your moneyís worth.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By cyccommute

All of these have been used for commuting just as...

All of these have been used for commuting just as you see them. Almost all of the pictures were taken while commuting.

Dean, summer.
...
04-01-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 122,959
Posted By cyccommute

It’s baaack! Way to kill the game,...

It’s baaack!

Way to kill the game, flangehead. Stuart Rule: NO MORE TURKEYS!

Two solid months later and I found one making a great display for his lady friend.
...
04-01-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By cyccommute

Did you replace the OEM front derailer? The...

Did you replace the OEM front derailer? The original one was a bottom swing. Just to be sure we are on the same page, Top swing on the left, bottom swing on the right.
...
04-01-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By cyccommute

Nope. Not a single one. They won’t even ask for...

Nope. Not a single one. They won’t even ask for “sucrose”. They will call it “sugar”. 40 year research chemists here. Mostly in deconstructed wood products. The wood products industry is rife with...
03-31-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By cyccommute

Iím not going to address your accident. To check...

Iím not going to address your accident. To check the frame, inspect it first to see that everything looks straight. If nothing looks really off, get a long piece of string (6 to 10 feet). Tie one end...
03-31-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By cyccommute

It sounds like the spindle on the bottom bracket...

It sounds like the spindle on the bottom bracket is too short. The bottom swing derailer your bike has can be a bit persnickety. That kind often canít move far enough back and tend to rub, in my...
03-31-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By cyccommute

Iíll leave the snark for others. If this is a...

Iíll leave the snark for others. If this is a new derailer install, the crank is probably too far out board for the derailer. Youíll need to move the crank inboard. If you have a square taper,...
03-31-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By cyccommute

I think you missed this part.

I think you missed this part.
03-31-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By cyccommute

I just donít see the point of your question. It...

I just donít see the point of your question. It sounds like recovering wants to replace the crank on an existing drivetrain.



No, recovering wonít need a new derailer or a chain or to see if...
03-31-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,159
Posted By cyccommute

Itís hard to find old Giant catalogs but I did...

Itís hard to find old Giant catalogs but I did find one from 1997 (https://www.restoration.bike/bike-catalogs/giant-catalogs/). Yes, they only list S, M, and L for the TCR. Their less expensive...
03-31-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,159
Posted By cyccommute

Okay, thereís an example. But that is only one...

Okay, thereís an example. But that is only one example. Sloping top tubes have been used extensively in mountain biking and they certainly donít come in three sizes.
03-31-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,159
Posted By cyccommute

Show me a catalog where the company has fewer...

Show me a catalog where the company has fewer sizes from the sloping top tube era vs the straight top tube era. Iíve provide 3 examples where there arenít fewer frame sizes after sloping top tubes...
03-31-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By cyccommute

Especially when the term they want to use doesnít...

Especially when the term they want to use doesnít really describe what is going on. With a rim brake, the front wheelís rim is ďcenteredĒ on both the axle and the hub flanges. On a rear wheel (or...
03-30-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,159
Posted By cyccommute

False. Read post 14 above.

False. Read post 14 above.
03-30-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,159
Posted By cyccommute

While there may have been mixte frames back then,...

While there may have been mixte frames back then, not all bicycles from the 40s were mixte frames.
03-30-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,159
Posted By cyccommute

I donít know what company you represented but I...

I donít know what company you represented but I checked many catalogs across the companies I checked. Your company may have made smaller size runs but I canít find any difference in frame sizes in...
03-30-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By cyccommute

ďCenteringĒ can apply to a wide variety of issues...

ďCenteringĒ can apply to a wide variety of issues on a bike. Brakes are centered. Wheel in the dropouts have to be centered. The rider is centered both right and left as well as back and front....
03-30-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By cyccommute

I donít know. Because itís a term that has been...

I donít know. Because itís a term that has been used for decades? It was an old term before I started building wheels and that was 40 years ago. What else would you call it?
03-30-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,159
Posted By cyccommute

There was actually a fair amount of upside to...

There was actually a fair amount of upside to threadless as well. The stiffer stem made for more precise steering and less flex on hard out of saddle riding. The 2 to 4 bolt faceplate made stem...
03-30-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,159
Posted By cyccommute

Probably. Mixtes, in my experience, came in one...

Probably. Mixtes, in my experience, came in one size...to large for the target audience:rolleyes:. The 1980 Univega catalog lists only one size...19.5Ē... for 4 different mixte models. Similar...
03-30-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By cyccommute

I canít say for sure that any modification would...

I canít say for sure that any modification would be needed with the old shifter stop. Iíve used them on conversion for Shimano using a Shimano downtube housing stop...
03-30-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 891
Posted By cyccommute

Thatís a large part of it. Much less can go...

Thatís a large part of it. Much less can go wrong.
03-30-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,333
Posted By cyccommute

The blow offs caused by gas station compressors...

The blow offs caused by gas station compressors probably had less to do with volume and more to do with the poor interface between the tire and the wheel. I always have to check small wheels on kids...
03-30-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,333
Posted By cyccommute

Topeak Morph. Pick a flavor with the features...

Topeak Morph. Pick a flavor with the features you like. There are at least 6 different models with a variety of features. The switch from Presta to Schrader and back isnít as simple as some floor...
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