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Forum: Commuting
05-15-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,277,904
Posted By praivo

It's a 2008, originally looked like this: ...

It's a 2008, originally looked like this:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/940x694/988515d1431690516_hardrock_xc_disc_594_full_ce743d83a420116f2731bfdab5198de716c5054b.jpg
I...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,277,904
Posted By praivo

I've made some progress on the Hardrock...

I've made some progress on the Hardrock gravel/do-it-all build:

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05-06-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 360,742
Posted By praivo

Need a long Allen/hex to remove/install brake...

Need a long Allen/hex to remove/install brake levers but the short end of the key then doesn't give you enough leverage to actually loosen/tighten the bolt? Just put a socket (the deeper the better)...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,277,904
Posted By praivo

It's been another about 1500 km since I posted...

It's been another about 1500 km since I posted the photo above, but it's been a pain on longer rides because the frame is simply too short for me to ride comfortable with a reasonably-sized stem (I'd...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,277,904
Posted By praivo

The hub bearings on my commuter are starting to...

The hub bearings on my commuter are starting to fail, probably because the cups are damaged (I guess that's why the wheels were so cheap). I'm not going to get around to replacing the hubs until...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,277,904
Posted By praivo

I got VERY lucky, especially considering that I...

I got VERY lucky, especially considering that I only shop at Tesco a few times a year and just randomly happened to go there when they were on sale. I haven't seen ANY other panniers remotely close...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,277,904
Posted By praivo

Here's the current state of my "Frankenbike"...

Here's the current state of my "Frankenbike" commuter. Sorry for the (lack of) quality, my phone's camera sucks.
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06-23-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,695
Posted By praivo

I agree with Mad Honk, using an impact is safe...

I agree with Mad Honk, using an impact is safe and shouldn't damage anything IF DONE CORRECTLY. So:



Remove anything that could get in the way or impede the movement of the freewheel and/or...
06-14-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,462
Posted By praivo

Sorry for reviving the thread, but I'd just like...

Sorry for reviving the thread, but I'd just like to recommend using an impact wrench/driver for things like this. The impacting action reduces the (effective) reaction force (that you have to resist)...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-18, 06:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,536
Posted By praivo

I've been using a "ghetto" tubeless conversion...

I've been using a "ghetto" tubeless conversion (using a split 20" tube and Caffélatex) on my commuter with 26×1,75" Mitas Shields and old 21mm single-wall (!) rims for about a year and 1600 km....
10-01-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By praivo

"I haven't gotten to the limit screws yet" -...

"I haven't gotten to the limit screws yet" - Well, there's your problem. You need to set the low limit correctly without the cable, then install and tighten the cable, shift to the third ring, and...
08-03-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 360,742
Posted By praivo

Pedals too tight? http://i.imgur.com/IWk1ZcB.jpg...

Pedals too tight? http://i.imgur.com/IWk1ZcB.jpg ;-)
06-04-16, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By praivo

OK, then. Thanks.

OK, then. Thanks.
06-03-16, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By praivo

It's a HB-MC30, can't find anything for it....

It's a HB-MC30, can't find anything for it. HB-M4050, 435, 525A, 595, 615, 675, 7000, RS400, 505, 300, and maybe others all use 11 balls per side.
06-03-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By praivo

IDK but I've never seen a hub that would have...

IDK but I've never seen a hub that would have enough space between the balls to accept one more. And Shimano manuals didn't help much, all I found was that some hubs use 10 balls per side and some...
06-03-16, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By praivo

So I thought I'd just reinstall them, but...

So I thought I'd just reinstall them, but discovered that there are only 10 balls on each side (1 missing) :wtf: OK, I guess I'm not going to finish this this week...
06-03-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By praivo

Are my cones OK or not?

Hi,

I got a free old Mongoose and I'm not rebuilding it to make it my commuter/town bike. It has apparently been ridden for a while with the front hub (maybe even the rear, but I haven't taken...
04-11-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,753
Posted By praivo

I actually thought about doing this myself on my...

I actually thought about doing this myself on my own bike. I'd probably use small magnets mounted on the levers near the pivot points (as close to the handlebar as possible) to actuate a pair of reed...
04-11-16, 06:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,753
Posted By praivo

If you're moving the indicator controls near the...

If you're moving the indicator controls near the brake levers, why not use a small magnet or something else to directly trigger the brake light when the lever is pressed?
04-11-16, 03:57 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,773
Posted By praivo

I call that a normal day...

I call that a normal day...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,159
Posted By praivo

BBB Elbrus....

BBB Elbrus. http://bikemotive.com.ua/files/products/BHE-34%20Elbrus_black_blue_side%20~2929173423.1000x750.jpg?a5dd9ae5799d32422adcc2ea0aee0b82. When I ride to school (almost no traffic, mostly on...
02-01-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,288
Posted By praivo

Now you did exactly what I expected you to do....

Now you did exactly what I expected you to do. Your reply makes no sense, and together with the lack of any response to the rest of my comment this ...
01-30-16, 05:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,288
Posted By praivo

The Hookworm is a soft, performance tire. It...

The Hookworm is a soft, performance tire. It won't last long, especially with a heavy load.
01-30-16, 04:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,288
Posted By praivo

+1. And there's a 20" version. But OP will...

+1. And there's a 20" version. But OP will probably say that 1.75" is not enough (even though they're rated for 80 kg at 70 psi).
01-29-16, 03:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,288
Posted By praivo

I'm referring to you. You clearly don't know what...

I'm referring to you. You clearly don't know what you're talking about (see below), yet you ignore any advice given to you (most of which is very good) and just insist that "people are in denial" and...
01-29-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,288
Posted By praivo

Don't feed the troll, guys...

Don't feed the troll, guys...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,277,904
Posted By praivo

That coil of cable is what the previous owner...

That coil of cable is what the previous owner did, I was too lazy to do something with it :-D And nope, this is the University of West Bohemia, Pilsen.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,277,904
Posted By praivo

I went to college, needed a bike to get to school...

I went to college, needed a bike to get to school and around the town, and bringing the bike I posted here earlier would be a PITA. Thus, this was created:

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And old, POS road bike that I...
11-02-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 360,742
Posted By praivo

Contact lens solution bottles work well too. Find...

Contact lens solution bottles work well too. Find someone who wears cleanable (not one-day) lenses and ask him/her to give you the bottles after running out of the solution. Free bottles! Bonus:...
11-02-15, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By praivo

How much trouble to go tubeless?

Hi,

I've destroyed yet another tube (this time by braking hard and making the edge of the rim cut the valve stem) and decided to try to go tubeless. The problem is that although I do want to...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,710
Posted By praivo

Another "self-thief" here. Middle of August,...

Another "self-thief" here. Middle of August, 2014. I had a job at certain electronic connector making/assembly plant in the Czech Republic. My family has two houses, one "main" in a town and another...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,277,904
Posted By praivo

In order to set my brakes they way I like them, I...

In order to set my brakes they way I like them, I need the wheels to be way more true that that - ideally less than 1 mm of wobble. I did try to true them on the bike with the brakes as reference...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-15, 04:01 AM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,277,904
Posted By praivo

Me :-) The brakes are crap, both wheels need to...

Me :-) The brakes are crap, both wheels need to be trued (which won't happen until I get a truing stand), and the fork is crap as well (95 mm pivot spacing and one leg farther from the center than...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,277,904
Posted By praivo

Got a crappy bike from a friend, replaced most of...

Got a crappy bike from a friend, replaced most of the parts with stuff from my parts bin & rebuilt the rest, total investment about 300 Kč ($12) :) All-steel except Al rims, 14.6 kg (32 lbs) pictured...
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