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10-06-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 715
Posted By HillRider

If your seat post was so high the leverage...

If your seat post was so high the leverage damaged the seat tube you probably need a larger frame. A longer post will help but the heat-affected area near the weld is going to be weaker than the...
10-06-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 715
Posted By mprince

How far down from the top tube junction did it...

How far down from the top tube junction did it fail? If you had your post near the max insertion mark then it's possible the high force exerted by the post "stub" could stress the top of the seat...
10-03-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By MikeyMK

You can get golf ball valve caps, and i heard the...

You can get golf ball valve caps, and i heard the dimples improve aero...
10-02-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By UKFan4Sure

If you'll carefully notice, it looks like there...

If you'll carefully notice, it looks like there is a section of more textured carbon that runs up to a smoother section. Both seem to intersect at that junction point that appears to be a "crack". I...
10-02-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 743
Posted By HillRider

A variation is: "Good judgement comes from...

A variation is: "Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from poor judgement".
09-29-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,552
Posted By 3alarmer

...the cheapest treatment for rust internally is...

...the cheapest treatment for rust internally is to immerse the frame and fork for a couple of days in a solution of Oxalic acid, that they sell as "wood bleach" in most paint and hardware places. (I...
09-25-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 944
Posted By roadbikeChris

Who the heck is taking these apart and leaving...

Who the heck is taking these apart and leaving things out?!?! LOL
09-24-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By HillRider

I don't think it will matter. The OP's original...

I don't think it will matter. The OP's original problem wasn't from inadequate thread engagement, it was from poorly machined threads on the skewer that damaged the nut. Now that he's corrected it...
09-23-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 517
Posted By wphamilton

FWIW rebuilding an old bike requires more...

FWIW rebuilding an old bike requires more knowledge and skills than even building a new one. More "gotcha's", more research on what's going to be compatible, and not knowing whether there's some...
09-20-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

No need to go to the trouble of removing the...

No need to go to the trouble of removing the axle, setting up someone's lathe and then removing more material then needed. Just file down two flats on the axle where it would be inside the dropout...
09-15-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,058
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

To the issue of what question various repliers...

To the issue of what question various repliers answered, imagined or explicitly asked- If you asked your PCP "I have a pain in my leg that makes me limp, I didn't have it before. I have tried (fill...
08-26-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By Jeff Wills

Even the current crop of "road" triples are...

Even the current crop of "road" triples are fairly wide "Q" factor. I'm building a new bike with Sugino XD600 cranks and they angle outward a bit. It works for me because I'm kind of duck-footed.
...
08-22-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 983
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

On the outside chance that the OP is asking a...

On the outside chance that the OP is asking a serious question, the answer(s) is/are:

1. These pedals work with all current crank arms;

2. What release “pressure” (8nm, 12 nm or 16 nm) you use...
08-15-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By Mad Honk

Wiz, This time I am actually sending out a pair...

Wiz,
This time I am actually sending out a pair of hubs with all the needed parts to Mr_stop. He will be able to rob the part he needs to fix his wheel and he can toss the rest of the hub. If you...
08-09-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By HTupolev

They offer comparable clearance to traditional...

They offer comparable clearance to traditional cantilevers while being (usually) easier setup due to fewer variables, plus no risk of a straddle locking up a tire. It's also easier to avoid judder...
08-03-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,677
Posted By aggiegrads

I think of it this way: The spokes are...

I think of it this way: The spokes are essentially springs anchored at each end. If you use really heavy, stiff springs, the connections at the end take all of the stress because the springs do not...
07-11-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,367
Posted By Last ride 76

NO. there are no specific exercises that can...

NO. there are no specific exercises that can target fat from a specific area of the body. NONE. Claims of this are falsehoods. Lies.

Specific exercises can target particular muscle groups and...
07-08-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,809
Posted By dsbrantjr

Consider what will happen if you break the bolt...

Consider what will happen if you break the bolt off in the hole. You will have a steel screw stuck in a softer alloy hole; good luck drilling it out.

"I've never tapped before". That is pretty...
06-27-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,208
Posted By wgscott

What is the best hacksaw tension-setting screw...

What is the best hacksaw tension-setting screw thread lube?
06-12-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,433
Posted By Koyote

My new bike keeps telling me "You're old, and...

My new bike keeps telling me "You're old, and slow, and you smell bad."

Now that's an overly harsh bike.
06-05-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,426
Posted By Trakhak

I don't even notice any differences in ride...

I don't even notice any differences in ride comfort between my steel, aluminum, and carbon race bikes, let alone wheel sets, and I've been riding racing bikes for 55 years.
06-03-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,268
Posted By JohnDThompson

:thumb: Of all the front wheel retention...

:thumb:

Of all the front wheel retention devices out there, those Schwinn tabs are probably the best. All the other ones require unscrewing the quick release significantly to get past the...
06-01-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,574
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

What no Tri Flon represented??? Side bar...

What no Tri Flon represented???

Side bar story- When TriFlon first came to the bike industry (about 1978) the brand sent out samples and a Guns and Ammo mag reprint. We all tried the new stuff...
05-20-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,257
Posted By indyfabz

A frame materials thread gets you guys every...

A frame materials thread gets you guys every time. It's like Lucy with the football.
05-08-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By dedhed

That tool won't adapt anything on a cartridge...

That tool won't adapt anything on a cartridge square taper BB. It's used on external bearing HT II BB's to adapt the smaller OD newer cups to a larger OD older tool. It often comes with the new BB.
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