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07-11-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,634
Posted By frankenmike

Already solved, obviously, but for future...

Already solved, obviously, but for future reference you could try loosening all the fasteners and then just riding it until it lets go on its own.
07-10-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By frankenmike

I would probably look for a used s-works alloy...

I would probably look for a used s-works alloy 26er hardtail, and putting the best components I could afford on it.
07-10-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By frankenmike

It appears that the rear facing end of the screw...

It appears that the rear facing end of the screw is bent. I would figure out a way to remove towards the rear if possible, using methods described above.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By frankenmike

Good floor pump, chain lube, tire levers. Set of...

Good floor pump, chain lube, tire levers. Set of hex wrenches. Wait on the others until you need them.
07-06-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By frankenmike

Buffing compound(like is used for automobiles)...

Buffing compound(like is used for automobiles) and a rag.
07-06-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By frankenmike

I absolutely would do(and have done) a spacer...

I absolutely would do(and have done) a spacer shuffle to improve chainline.
07-03-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By frankenmike

Is it possible to ditch the housing caps for a...

Is it possible to ditch the housing caps for a flatter transition?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,613
Posted By frankenmike

Most accurate would be to divide your distance by...

Most accurate would be to divide your distance by how long it actually took you.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 712
Posted By frankenmike

I use regular old strapping tape, not even...

I use regular old strapping tape, not even bike-specific.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 712
Posted By frankenmike

For commuting, the 2.0s are quite sufficient IMO....

For commuting, the 2.0s are quite sufficient IMO. Couple wraps with strapping tape is my preferred rim tape(tape with filaments). Pair of sks fenders and you’ve got yourself a heck of a commuter!...
06-26-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By frankenmike

As stated above, first things first: remove the...

As stated above, first things first: remove the cable from the derailer. Now set your limits using your hand to push the derailer as you pedal.(this is tricky but not impossible). If the derailer...
06-26-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By frankenmike

However you get them out, I’d advise replacing...

However you get them out, I’d advise replacing them with truvativ chainring bolts, which use hex holes on both sides.
06-21-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By frankenmike

That would work, or you could get a new...

That would work, or you could get a new shifter/brake lever combo of the correct number of speeds and brake type.
06-15-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By frankenmike

I have that pump, use it regularly. In practice...

I have that pump, use it regularly. In practice the valve pushing-in has never been a problem in the five years since I got it.
05-31-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By frankenmike

First things first: completely disconnect the...

First things first: completely disconnect the cable from the derailer. Turn the pedals. It should shift to the highest gear. Push the derailer inwards with your hand while pedaling. It should be able...
05-29-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By frankenmike

H-bars were the ticket for me.

H-bars were the ticket for me.
05-27-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By frankenmike

On my cordoba(which is black), I ended up using...

On my cordoba(which is black), I ended up using electrical tape in two places, barely noticeable and works quite well.
05-16-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By frankenmike

I’ve been using the blowfish for a really long...

I’ve been using the blowfish for a really long time. Expandable storage area for rides when you want to bring some extras(shell, food, beer, etc). Zips down to more compact when you don’t need as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,931
Posted By frankenmike

If I have to stop to fix a flat, I seek a nice...

If I have to stop to fix a flat, I seek a nice shady spot if possible.
04-27-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By frankenmike

Go custom,man. Find your closest sweet...

Go custom,man. Find your closest sweet framebuilder who can put you on an adjusto-stationary bike to get the size and geometry dialed in perfect. I love my indy fab.
04-26-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By frankenmike

Are you not holding the brake lever down while...

Are you not holding the brake lever down while bleeding?
04-14-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By frankenmike

Not fully rigid, but close to it.

Not fully rigid, but close to it.
04-14-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By frankenmike

I typically engage the lockout for sections of...

I typically engage the lockout for sections of pavement, then unlock for trail. My system basically increases compression damping, so you end up “un-travelled” geometry-wise.
04-13-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,192
Posted By frankenmike

I wear the same stuff road and mtb. Only...

I wear the same stuff road and mtb. Only difference is the camelbak and shoes.
03-29-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By frankenmike

Probably sounds weird, but when I ran barcons, I...

Probably sounds weird, but when I ran barcons, I once tried running the shifter housings completely outside the tape the whole way- largely for the convenience of access to the whole cable system. I...
03-19-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,448
Posted By frankenmike

Geez it sure looks like the pulley is off to one...

Geez it sure looks like the pulley is off to one side. Is it possible that a spacer got moved, or something is installed wrong? I would try to get that pulley centered somehow.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,268
Posted By frankenmike

The least expensive way to shed a few grams from...

The least expensive way to shed a few grams from the bike is what I call it.
Forum: Commuting
03-17-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By frankenmike

When my commute was that long, I used a fully...

When my commute was that long, I used a fully rigid lightweight mountain bike with slicks and fenders or a touring bike with fenders. Both were comfortable and fast. The folder would give you...
03-15-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By frankenmike

I just keep the light in the bag. If it gets...

I just keep the light in the bag. If it gets dark, take it out and clip it to my jersey pocket or camelbak. I personally have never NOT lost a bike mounted blinkie (actually except for those silicone...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By frankenmike

Alternative method: pull up parallel next to the...

Alternative method: pull up parallel next to the curb, put down your curbside foot, lift your front wheel onto the sidewalk. Scoot forward and the rear wheel will follow. Continue on your way....
Forum: Commuting
03-14-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,887
Posted By frankenmike

That really stinks man. I drove off from a...

That really stinks man. I drove off from a trailhead with my camelbak on the roof once, never found it. It contained all my expensive gear, some of which was irreplaceable(i.e. not made anymore)....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,165
Posted By frankenmike

Jobst was convinced that the knee flare was just...

Jobst was convinced that the knee flare was just habit, didn’t contribute to the bike’s control. I believe in the whole countersteer thing because it has been proven,but visualizing it is hard.
03-07-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By frankenmike

IME: Try all manner of sanding and filing and...

IME:
Try all manner of sanding and filing and straightening, with little effect.
Tolerate until annoyance level reaches peak.
Get new rim/wheel.
03-06-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,755
Posted By frankenmike

As previously stated, you will get bucked over...

As previously stated, you will get bucked over the bars. I have also had my shoes ripped from my feet. Must have been quite the sight in both cases...
02-15-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By frankenmike

Yep. Ascertain the diameter, estimate the...

Yep. Ascertain the diameter, estimate the setback. I always use thomson posts personally, but there are many many options from which to choose.
02-15-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By frankenmike

I canít imagine what the starnut is for with that...

I canít imagine what the starnut is for with that setup- the bearings are loaded independent of the adaptor. Thankfully the starnut isnít set very deep, so should be fairly easy to remove.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By frankenmike

Always the same spot? Would a barrier stay in...

Always the same spot? Would a barrier stay in place?(band-aid or nu-skin)
02-07-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By frankenmike

Double with bash ring

Double with bash ring
02-06-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By frankenmike

You’ll need to examine the brakes to determine...

You’ll need to examine the brakes to determine the sound. Shine a light through the pad/rotor interface and spin the wheel.
02-01-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By frankenmike

Depends. Good practice is to change both, but I...

Depends. Good practice is to change both, but I find it unnecessary sometimes. Comes down to a judgement call on a case by case basis for my bikes. Bottom line is that everything functions properly.
01-20-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By frankenmike

Oops! Noted and corrected, thanks.

Oops! Noted and corrected, thanks.
01-18-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By frankenmike

The OP, the way to figure out the spread is to...

The OP, the way to figure out the spread is to calculate the total wrap capacity you need.(front spread +rear spread) which in your case happens to be 46. (52-30)+(36-12)=46. The wrap capacity should...
01-17-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By frankenmike

Grease can interfere with the pawls, making their...

Grease can interfere with the pawls, making their (re)engagement a bit lazy.
01-16-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 806
Posted By frankenmike

I would try a liquid citrus degreaser, shake the...

I would try a liquid citrus degreaser, shake the parts around in a jar.
Forum: Foo
01-02-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 870
Posted By frankenmike

When I went keto I switched from beer to straight...

When I went keto I switched from beer to straight up bourbon or gin. Neat.
01-02-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By frankenmike

https://www.tftuned.com/tech-help/71-mount-kits-an...

https://www.tftuned.com/tech-help/71-mount-kits-and-bushings-for-rear-shocks
See if these guys can supply the proper mounting kit.
01-01-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By frankenmike

Are the bushings/mounting spacers replaceable? I...

Are the bushings/mounting spacers replaceable? I would go the “searching for new mounting hardware” route first.
12-26-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By frankenmike

I have one. It was an apt off-roader for years, I...

I have one. It was an apt off-roader for years, I thought it was a decent frame. At one point it weighed 21 lbs(fully rigid with a lightweight fork) I particularly like the sliding dropouts. Now it...
12-26-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,978
Posted By frankenmike

OP, I carry one in hopes I won’t need it.

OP, I carry one in hopes I won’t need it.
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,140
Posted By frankenmike

This is a question that I find difficult to...

This is a question that I find difficult to answer definitively. The answer differs on a case by case basis. Years of experience lead to a judgement call for each situation for me. Sometimes yes,...
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