Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: FastJake
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 0.85 seconds.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By FastJake

I know they are specialized items but I wish...

I know they are specialized items but I wish there was a way to test ride some of these models mentioned. Madison is a "bike place" and we have lots of shops here but most have maybe one cheap,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By FastJake

The Neutrino frameset is $750 but I think I paid...

The Neutrino frameset is $750 but I think I paid less for the pre-order. With components and my custom fork I might be above the price of the pakiT. Though almost everything came from my parts bin...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By FastJake

A coroplast box sounds smart. I thought I was...

A coroplast box sounds smart. I thought I was taking the easy way using the box the frame came in. But by the time I reinforced it and cut it down to 62" it might've been easier to just make a new...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By FastJake

I only looked briefly at Moultons. How small do...

I only looked briefly at Moultons. How small do they pack down? I am honestly not that familiar with small-wheel and folding bicycles. The goal for this was to get something as close to a "normal"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By FastJake

Velo Orange Neutrino mini velo review

Ok, so it's not a folding bike. But it's a similar idea and this seems like the best spot. TLDR: it's great fun but it should have rim brakes instead.

There are several different points to cover...
06-30-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By FastJake

The typical 50/34 road compact is probably the...

The typical 50/34 road compact is probably the worst. As you say, the big ring is usually too big and the small ring is too small. Constant front shifting is the result and due to the large gap...
06-30-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By FastJake

Is this bike setup with indexed shifting? If not,...

Is this bike setup with indexed shifting? If not, any old 7-speed freewheel will work as long as the biggest cog isn't too big. If you have decent calipers you should be able to measure the spacing...
06-30-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By FastJake

I'm not sure of any actual bolt-on hubs but you...

I'm not sure of any actual bolt-on hubs but you can get skewers that bolt on instead of quick release. Would that be good enough?

This is not a thru-axle, correct? Just a regular 9mm QR axle?
06-30-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By FastJake

If the shifter is dumping two shifts instead of...

If the shifter is dumping two shifts instead of just one I think you need a new shifter. I don't think these are rebuild-able. Downtube or bar-end shifters are other options and are more appropriate...
06-30-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By FastJake

Or you could just not worry and put on a 700c...

Or you could just not worry and put on a 700c wheelset. Unless you have some 27" rims that you're really, really fond of.

If not, good tips here. Cold, dark, and away from ozone sources are the...
06-30-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By FastJake

I realize you can't post pictures until you have...

I realize you can't post pictures until you have 10 (?) posts but we'll probably need pictures to help.
06-30-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By FastJake

These full suspension bikes can be hard to track...

These full suspension bikes can be hard to track down parts for. Which is one of the reasons I now avoid them. I once took a <10 year old Trek into a Trek store trying to do the same thing and they...
06-30-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By FastJake

You could try finding a suspension corrected fork...

You could try finding a suspension corrected fork but it isn't necessary. Any rigid fork that fits a wider 700c tire with V-brakes will be tall enough not to change the geometry much.

Do you have...
06-30-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By FastJake

It may help to think of it as pulling against the...

It may help to think of it as pulling against the spring tension in each arm rather than the arm itself. If you have a bike with V-brakes you can easily disconnect each spring individually and see...
06-29-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 946
Posted By FastJake

That's reasonable enough, but you'll still have...

That's reasonable enough, but you'll still have to deal with a kludge to make it work. Are they rim-brake compatible? By the time "27.5" came around for MTBs nearly everything was disc.
06-29-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,173
Posted By FastJake

- Nice Allen wrench set - Phillips and flathead...

- Nice Allen wrench set
- Phillips and flathead screwdrivers
- Bike stand
- All other specialty tools as needed. Re-packing hubs? Get cone wrenches. Need to cut a chain? Get a chain tool. I...
06-29-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 946
Posted By FastJake

They're not testimonials, they're scientific...

They're not testimonials, they're scientific tests.

The pros used to use 21.5mm tubulars. Now they're using 25s even on smooth courses. On Paris-Roubaix, 30 is becoming common. But the...
06-29-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By FastJake

Yes, unfortunately we are facing almost 100 years...

Yes, unfortunately we are facing almost 100 years of non-sense. The link you posted is useless except for the weight measurements because the testing is done on steel drums. Does your bike ride on...
06-29-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 946
Posted By FastJake

More air is a good thing. You don't want to ride...

More air is a good thing. You don't want to ride on something "solid." If you don't believe me, try airless tires sometime... I still don't know what you are trying to accomplish. If a firmer ride is...
06-29-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By FastJake

Has your friend tried Tourney STI? From what I...

Has your friend tried Tourney STI? From what I remember, some of that cheap Shimano STI stuff can be pretty lousy to use. But that was years ago and my memory may be off.

How heavy is your friend?...
06-29-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 946
Posted By FastJake

Why do you want to put the wrong size wheels on...

Why do you want to put the wrong size wheels on your MTB?

"27.5" for mountain bike use has to be the dumbest wheel size "invention" of the past several decades. It's so close to 26" that its only...
06-29-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By FastJake

I don't use track hubs even for my fixed gear...

I don't use track hubs even for my fixed gear wheels because I prefer quick release. So I'm not too familiar with what's out there. But I'd avoid the super cheap cartridge bearing hubs which seem to...
06-28-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By FastJake

"Wide tires are slower." The number one myth in...

"Wide tires are slower." The number one myth in cycling! https://www.renehersecycles.com/12-myths-in-cycling-1-wider-tires-are-slower/

I did a 60 mile ride on my most hardcore road racing bike...
06-28-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 720
Posted By FastJake

It sounds like you found your answer. But yes, an...

It sounds like you found your answer. But yes, an 8/9/10 speed cassette will fit on a "10-speed" freehub. The hubs are identical. You can even run a 7-speed cassette with an extra spacer behind, if...
06-26-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 720
Posted By FastJake

That's quite a mashup. If the rear derailer has...

That's quite a mashup. If the rear derailer has enough travel it will work in theory. But as mentioned, friction shifting a 10-speed cassette with that setup might not be fun. You'll need to use a...
06-26-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By FastJake

Different thickness spacers on the same cassette...

Different thickness spacers on the same cassette is one of the dumber things Campy has done recently (but not a huge deal.) Fortunately, you can avoid this confusion and a dozen other issues by using...
06-26-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By FastJake

If it slips, you'll know... Sticking a rag down...

If it slips, you'll know... Sticking a rag down the seat tube with some alcohol should be good enough to wipe away the grease. Keep in mind the clamping area is near the top of the seat tube, so you...
06-25-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By FastJake

So we agree that you have no credible evidence...

So we agree that you have no credible evidence that tubeless tires are faster than tubed.

You're correct. I've ridden zero miles on tubeless bicycle tires. Since I don't suffer frequent flats, I...
06-25-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By FastJake

Again, if you have a link to a better test please...

Again, if you have a link to a better test please share it (keeping in mind that drum tests are meaningless.) Otherwise I will stop responding to your baseless claims. You seem confused about tubed...
06-25-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By FastJake

If you have a link to a better test, please share...

If you have a link to a better test, please share it.

Misses the point? I can't tell what your point is. How is running the exact same tire setup tubed/tubeless cherry picking...? Did you miss the...
06-25-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By FastJake

Again... Tubeless is not faster. It's been...

Again... Tubeless is not faster. It's been tested. https://www.renehersecycles.com/myth...s-roll-faster/ (https://www.renehersecycles.com/myth-7-tubeless-tires-roll-faster/)

I don't understand the...
06-19-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,706
Posted By FastJake

Note: zombie thread. I'm surprised...

Note: zombie thread.



I'm surprised this worked for you. I did the same thing to my Joe Blow Pro and totally ruined all the rubber o-rings. They swelled up and the pump didn't work right....
06-18-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By FastJake

The Schwalbe SV14 tube weighs 108g and works...

The Schwalbe SV14 tube weighs 108g and works great in my 26x2.1" tires. Stan's recommends 3-4oz of sealant for a MTB tire. 3.5oz = 103g. Add the 10g valve stem and now you're heavier than a tube....
06-18-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By FastJake

Incorrect. Truly air-tight "tubeless" tires that...

Incorrect. Truly air-tight "tubeless" tires that can be run without sealant (does that actually work?) are heavier because they have an airtight membrane. Just like, you know, what an inner tube...
06-18-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By FastJake

Given the choice I will always choose the "tubed"...

Given the choice I will always choose the "tubed" tire because I don't use tubeless and because the "tubeless" tire is likely to be heavier and stiffer due to the extra rubber required.
06-16-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 864
Posted By FastJake

First of all, MAKE SURE the brakes are setup...

First of all, MAKE SURE the brakes are setup correctly before riding the bike. Take it to a mechanic if you have to. The picture of the pad jammed into the tire is alarming even if you've adjusted it...
06-16-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By FastJake

You don't have enough seat tube sticking out to...

You don't have enough seat tube sticking out to use an external clamp. What does the seat tube look like from the back? Those fast-back seat stays might make it more difficult to add a slot and seat...
06-14-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By FastJake

Learn how to properly adjust a threaded headset...

Learn how to properly adjust a threaded headset before you ruin another nice one.

Or just get a cheap cartridge bearing one.
06-14-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 934
Posted By FastJake

Any frame made from any material can break and...

Any frame made from any material can break and should be inspected for cracks by eye. The last broken aluminum frame I saw was a ~2000 Trek 8900 that slowly cracked and failed where the chainstays...
06-11-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By FastJake

8-speed downtube shifters are somewhat rare but...

8-speed downtube shifters are somewhat rare but still find-able. By the time 8-speed came around most bikes were switching to STI (brifters.)

One of the other workarounds is probably easier, but...
06-11-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 954
Posted By FastJake

What kind of rim tape are you using? Switch to a...

What kind of rim tape are you using? Switch to a thin/slippery "tubeless" rim tape if you haven't already.

I've come across combinations that were very difficult over the years. I avoid those....
06-11-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By FastJake

Nah, there are a ton of V-brake options and...

Nah, there are a ton of V-brake options and plenty of rim choices in nearly every size. No need to ruin a custom frame with an inferior type of brake type out of fear of components not being...
06-11-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By FastJake

Just keep in mind that you won't be able to...

Just keep in mind that you won't be able to remove the body until the hub is built into a wheel. You'll need the leverage of the wheel to loosen the 10mm Allen bolt. Unless you stick it in a vise or...
06-11-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By FastJake

It's a LOT easier to just toss a spacer on before...

It's a LOT easier to just toss a spacer on before installing the cassette. What kind of shifters do you have? If they are downtube, you can run a 7-speed cassette "plus one" extra cog in the back....
06-09-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By FastJake

The only time I use presta valves is when the rim...

The only time I use presta valves is when the rim is too narrow to be safely drilled for a Schrader valve, which is the only reason presta valves exist in the first place. Both types obviously work,...
06-08-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By FastJake

I've run V-brakes with a 2.4" tire before. I...

I've run V-brakes with a 2.4" tire before. I don't know if it was a "true" 2.4 but it was many years ago so I can't verify it.

I currently have two bikes with two different knobby 2.35" tires and...
06-08-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By FastJake

Tektro CR-720 is a typical go-to. Though I've had...

Tektro CR-720 is a typical go-to. Though I've had mixed luck with them, including some of the worst brake judder I've ever experienced. I still need to shim the arms on the posts and see if that...
06-07-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By FastJake

All V-brakes (except mini-Vs) have the same cable...

All V-brakes (except mini-Vs) have the same cable pull and therefore the same clearance. I remember using 2.1" tires and fenders years ago with V-brakes. But keep in mind you may have to use...
06-04-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By FastJake

Rust on a cassette isn't a problem. The places...

Rust on a cassette isn't a problem. The places where the chain contacts the teeth are constantly "polished" (worn) by the chain. And since the chain should be lubed, those areas won't get or stay...
06-04-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 895
Posted By FastJake

Please tell me you didn't leave it like that...?

Please tell me you didn't leave it like that...?
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.