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10-20-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By IPassGas

Would that be to measure ERD and calculate spoke...

Would that be to measure ERD and calculate spoke length to meet bottom of slot? I then round up to nearest 2mm since I always use double wall rims, and so ok if a little spoke protrudes. The video by...
10-18-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By Bob the Mech

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/front-de...

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/front-derailleur-adjustment

And remember that road STI levers have a 'trim' feature. On the 9 speed this is at the the big ring side. So on a triple...
10-18-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By dabac

SRAM IGHs have what they call a ”clickbox”, a...

SRAM IGHs have what they call a ”clickbox”, a thing that sits over the axle end and converts the cable pull to an axial motion of the shifting rod going into the hub through the axle. The clickbox...
10-17-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By Crankycrank

You can NEVER have too many tools. Including this...

You can NEVER have too many tools. Including this one. :fred:
10-16-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By John Valuk

I was thinking recently that, when the original...

I was thinking recently that, when the original BB on my bike finally gave up the ghost, I'd replace it with a UN55. Just a no-brainer, right?

Then I read about them being discontinued.

So, now...
10-15-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

1- RivNut type threaded inserts are a really poor...

1- RivNut type threaded inserts are a really poor way to create a mounting boss in a thin wall tube, except for the other ways:) As the insert is compressed during install it's threads can become...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,356
Posted By cloud

Here is some good info. ...

Here is some good info.

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/tour-reviews/schwalbe-marathon-plus-2015


from the articleAs expected, rolling resistance of the Marathon Plus is higher than...
10-14-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By commo_soulja

Steel? Leave it alone, consider it a mark of a...

Steel? Leave it alone, consider it a mark of a well used bike.
10-12-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By Murray Missile

I've successfully fixed a badly dented head tube....

I've successfully fixed a badly dented head tube. That said, head tubes are open at both ends plus there was a fair amount of paint loss. Based on personal experience..... embrace it as a page in the...
10-11-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By Bob the Mech

Um...any thing is possible... So is the risk...

Um...any thing is possible...

So is the risk of:

1) Cracking the braze in the lug joint.
2) Having the a aluminium rod deform at the impact end and 'mushroom'.
3) having the dimple just...
10-06-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Gresp15C

Admittedly, I've given up and now have a...

Admittedly, I've given up and now have a dedicated winter bike that takes all of the abuse so the rest of the fleet can stay nice.
10-06-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By cxwrench

Awesome reply to a jackass post. Well done!...

Awesome reply to a jackass post. Well done! :thumb:
As for tire pressure I think you're definitely on the right track. A min pressure of 100psi is ridiculous.
10-06-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By mrblue

Hi Bill! The tire is a Vittoria Rubino Pro G+...

Hi Bill!
The tire is a Vittoria Rubino Pro G+ 2.0. My weight is ~130. My favorite food is Spanish or Brazilian. My eyes are brown and my mom says I have a smile to die for. I grew up on the Atlantic...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,482
Posted By chas58

Have fun! Studded tires are slow, but super...

Have fun! Studded tires are slow, but super sure footed. I took mine out to a frozen lake to see how hard I could push them, and ended up pulling a w"heelie on a high torque start. I ended up...
10-02-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By Pop N Wood

Have to agree with everything cyccocommute said.

Have to agree with everything cyccocommute said.
10-01-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By cyccommute

Far less than you think. People like to futz...

Far less than you think. People like to futz with their bikes but really don’t need to do as much as they think they do. If you pick the right components, you won’t need to do much of anything at...
10-01-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 436
Posted By cxwrench

Jesus, it that thing dirty enough? If the 2 pinch...

Jesus, it that thing dirty enough? If the 2 pinch bolts are still in the end of the crank arm then yes...you just need to replace the black plastic preload screw. It is specific to your crank model....
09-29-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,528
Posted By BlazingPedals

Where is this happening? If it's on a MUP, then...

Where is this happening? If it's on a MUP, then MUP rules apply and warnings should be given before passing - just as if it were on a sidewalk. MUPs cater to to those with the least skills. If, OTOH,...
09-27-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By dsbrantjr

They are weaker than steel and more likely to...

They are weaker than steel and more likely to corrode, gall, or seize than Ti. Same for aluminum nipples vs brass.
Forum: Commuting
09-25-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,653
Posted By Helldorado

Agreed. I never take advantage of a "nice"...

Agreed. I never take advantage of a "nice" driver waving me through an intersection when it's really their right-of-way. Eventually some impatient driver right behind them will get exasperated and...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,653
Posted By Korina

Niceholes. Cyclists would know that you were...

Niceholes. Cyclists would know that you were trying to follow the rules of the road and taken their turn. I stop and wave them through because of Rule 1: Never trust a cager.
09-25-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By dsbrantjr

Preferably black? Stay away from aluminum bolts.

Preferably black? Stay away from aluminum bolts.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,265
Posted By Archwhorides

The designers of bicycle wet gear are the same...

The designers of bicycle wet gear are the same people who make surfing wet suits look like tasty sealskin.
09-24-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Paul J

Thanks, this gave me confidence as I was pulling...

Thanks, this gave me confidence as I was pulling the crank and bottom bracket.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/olmo_1_9494deb33c98bfa3e4fc9b5a70a5ec0621cf4a45.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By 2_i

Yes, the ferrule can be outright loose on the...

Yes, the ferrule can be outright loose on the cable. The tension in the cable will push the ferrule snug with the end of the cable housing. You just do not want the ferrule slip off completely from a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By tds101

Call them up and they'll help you out. Fantastic...

Call them up and they'll help you out. Fantastic customer service.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By uma

Thanks. I did see a kit for sale on thorusa dot...

Thanks. I did see a kit for sale on thorusa dot com, but the picture for the kit does not load so I’m not sure if the kit will fit this bike. To be honest I’m not sure what year model this Mu is. But...
09-20-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By cxwrench

It needs to be the correct length. It's not worth...

It needs to be the correct length. It's not worth trying to figure out how many links that is, it's just easier to put a chain on and size it correctly. Don't overthink simple tasks.
09-20-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 918
Posted By woodcraft

When it gets to this point, 'tho, it might need...

When it gets to this point, 'tho, it might need more than oil.


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09-19-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By xiaoman1

There was a bike stand at 12 sec. in :thumb:

There was a bike stand at 12 sec. in :thumb:
09-18-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By trailangel

Just watched 37 seconds... waste of time.

Just watched 37 seconds... waste of time.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,653
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I have to admit to occasionally taking my time...

I have to admit to occasionally taking my time accelerating through an intersection after coming to a full stop. I know it annoys the cars, but I kinda hope they realize that supporting a change like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By 2_i

Brake cables are standardized. Basically any...

Brake cables are standardized. Basically any brake cable you get will fit. There will be 2 different ends on the replacement cable to match 2 standards for the ends. You cut off the one that you do...
09-12-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By Shimagnolo

Refund? Refund??? REFUND???:eek:

Refund? Refund??? REFUND???:eek:
09-12-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would suggest just installing a good road tire,...

I would suggest just installing a good road tire, lube/adjust as needed and enjoy the bike as-is. It was a fine bike when it was made, and it fits you, enjoy it for what it is.
09-12-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By SurferRosa

https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws....

https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/breaking-away-reunion-1473865667.jpg
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09-11-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Koyote

Yes, that is pretty bad. No one should ever run...

Yes, that is pretty bad. No one should ever run bright red tires.
09-08-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By HillRider

Chainrings are pretty tolerant of wear as the...

Chainrings are pretty tolerant of wear as the chain is "applied" to them under tension so they are much less likely to skip than equally worn cogs. Typically, they are also larger and with more...
09-07-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,727
Posted By Helldorado

Please, drivers:Slow down Be patient Pay...

Please, drivers:Slow down
Be patient
Pay attention
Is that so f*****g hard?
09-04-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By cxwrench

'Deore'...

'Deore'...
09-02-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 818
Posted By cyccommute

Not very many bicycle companies are going to make...

Not very many bicycle companies are going to make a bike with neutral or negative trail. Having the hub behind the steering axis is going to make the bike unstable and no one would make an urban...
09-01-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By dedhed

Once the stem is tightened, the star nut does...

Once the stem is tightened, the star nut does absolutely nothing, and you could remove the top cap if you so desired.
09-01-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By Retro Grouch

Just do it and see what happens. You worry too...

Just do it and see what happens. You worry too much to be a Deadhead.
08-30-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,049
Posted By fietsbob

smaller into a bigger hole works better than...

smaller into a bigger hole works better than bigger in a smaller hole, ya know :innocent:
08-29-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Darth Lefty

To answer your questions, as opposed to the...

To answer your questions, as opposed to the above,

2" tires are right for your bike.

The tubes you have may be the wrong diameter. 650c is a triathlon size, mostly, but also found on bikes for...
08-29-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By ShannonM

26" (559) tires that don't suck are becoming an...

26" (559) tires that don't suck are becoming an online / special order thing, as new MTBs have gone over to either 700C (29") and 650B (27.5"). There is no real reason for this, other than fashion....
08-27-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By alcjphil

You have a basic incompatibility problem. You...

You have a basic incompatibility problem. You rear derailleur was designed to be compatible with shifters up to 9 speed. !0 and 11 speed shifters are designed for a whole different generation of rear...
08-27-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By alcjphil

Let's see. 8 speed compatible derailleur, 10...

Let's see. 8 speed compatible derailleur, 10 speed cassette and chain, 11 speed shifter.
What could possibly go wrong?
Everything
08-27-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 622
Posted By ClydeClydeson

…. also, if a tube is known to be good...

…. also, if a tube is known to be good (non-defective), and you get a puncture from road debris or a damaged rim tape, properly patching the puncture with a glue-and-patch patch kit (not 'glueless'...
08-27-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By CliffordK

Cut to length. Threads rolled. They can...

Cut to length.
Threads rolled.

They can cut to mm lengths if desired.
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