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10-02-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By FBinNY

What I said still holds true. Unless you're...

What I said still holds true. Unless you're dealing with an extremely rigid rim with a relatively deep profile, or one with a pronounced flattened zone, odds are that it's not the rim, it's you.
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09-30-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't like the -2mm (minimum insertion...

I don't like the -2mm (minimum insertion scenario. Too close to popping nipple tops for me. 2mm over? Simply additional work grinding off but not an issue otherwise. I've had spokes bottom out on...
06-21-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,090
Posted By BFisher

PimpMan, say, that color looks familiar... ...

PimpMan, say, that color looks familiar...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1672x1254/64_huffington_a3345ea7e9b27525570f6fc8b4ee2d1bf7465e1c.jpg
1964 Raleigh-made Huffy...
06-21-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,090
Posted By zandoval

I lIke the color you chose. It fits well. For...

I lIke the color you chose. It fits well. For future reference note that any one of the PASTEL colors will work well with white tires...
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06-21-22, 02:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By koala logs

I'm using "Pasak" brand sealed hub front and...

I'm using "Pasak" brand sealed hub front and back. Much cheaper than Novatec but still good quality. I've used it rain or shine, no issues. The only problem for you, all I can find is quick...
06-20-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By wolfchild

Formula hubs are pretty cheap.

Formula hubs are pretty cheap.
06-20-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By BobbyG

If there is a bike co-op near you, I suggest you...

If there is a bike co-op near you, I suggest you look there. I broke the rear axle on my 1997 26" 7-speed MTB. I bought a comparable used wheel for $20 and they put my gears on it for $5.
06-18-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,090
Posted By John E

If you have nice lugs, flaunt them. :) ...

If you have nice lugs, flaunt them. :)
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Head tube lug details
06-17-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,090
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

PimpMan if your tires are all white and not white...

PimpMan if your tires are all white and not white wall with black tread, then I think a lighter, simpler color is a great idea. Light blue, light green, pastel yellow, all good. If the tires are...
06-17-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,090
Posted By Velo Mule

Too much to get into but I'll give you my quick...

Too much to get into but I'll give you my quick take:
American 60's to 70's candy apple like Schwinn, but there are exceptions even in the Schwinn line up.
American 50's - non metallic colors...
06-04-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By BCRider

The same last comment could apply to the high bar...

The same last comment could apply to the high bar cruiser style bikes too. You simply prefer a different style of fluff compared to the fluff that others enjoy.... :)

In a way there are some...
06-04-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By dabac

Learn to pop a wheelie?

Learn to pop a wheelie?
06-04-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
Posted By dabac

The purpose of the minimum insertion mark is...

The purpose of the minimum insertion mark is mainly to safeguard the integrity of the FRAME.
Too little insertion and the post will lever itself out of the seat tube, or simply breaking the top of...
06-02-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
Posted By 79pmooney

Yes, a clamp like that in 25.4mm / 1" but it will...

Yes, a clamp like that in 25.4mm / 1" but it will need a cap or ledge to hook over the post top to prevent it from sliding down and getting you impaled with the post through the seat.

And no! not...
06-02-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Different bike designs have different trade offs,...

Different bike designs have different trade offs, some designs are about lowest cost, some about smallest packaging. Smartly speced bikes use parts that work better then those on lowest cost ones. I...
06-02-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
Posted By 79pmooney

If that is indeed supposed to be a 25.4 post,...

If that is indeed supposed to be a 25.4 post, then a long enough and strong enough one is easy to find. Only challenge - finding a seatclamp that will fit on to a 25.4 tube. I'm sure they exist. 1"...
06-02-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Get your butt off the seat when riding through...

Get your butt off the seat when riding through potholes!
06-02-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,751
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Well, if you have the DS at 120kgf and the wheel...

Well, if you have the DS at 120kgf and the wheel is properly dished, what other value can you have?
It's a ratio between Center To Flange dimensions.
Center (rim) to Right Flange/Center to Left...
06-01-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
Posted By soyabean

Seatposts that require the 14mm nut seat clamps...

Seatposts that require the 14mm nut seat clamps are made with thin cheapie steel that is very soft.

Modern aluminum seatposts with the seat mounts will be stronger because it'll be a lot thicker....
09-18-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By Crankycrank

Lighter Fluid also works well. It's basically...

Lighter Fluid also works well. It's basically just Naptha without having to buy a large amount.
09-18-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By MUDCOWS

As a general rule of thumb, if a manufacturer has...

As a general rule of thumb, if a manufacturer has put threadlocker on a bolt then yes it needs threadlock. Clean off the old stuff as best as you can, make sure it's nice and clean and reapply the...
05-28-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,991
Posted By squirtdad

Bluntly an really stupid idea, super cheap...

Bluntly an really stupid idea, super cheap parts, retrofit for something never designed for disk. basically throwing money away. hubs are quick release, there is a reason the standard for...
05-28-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,991
Posted By dabac

It seems like you missed the point entirely. ...

It seems like you missed the point entirely.
Iíll try again:
1) different levers make the cable move different amounts as the lever moves through its stroke
2) different calipers require different...
05-28-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,991
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Bad idea from the World Famous King of Bad Ideas...

Bad idea from the World Famous King of Bad Ideas and Pointless Questions.

Frames and forks made for disc brakes are engineered to handle disc brakes and the extra loads the apply to the middle of...
05-27-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,060
Posted By thook

lol....not much point in going back and forth on...

lol....not much point in going back and forth on this. i guarantee, though, if you worked in a shop for a bit, allen head would be the identifying term used.

shimano could do that. and, they do;...
05-24-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,060
Posted By cjenrick

the less speeds the better for a mountain bike,...

the less speeds the better for a mountain bike, because when you throw mud into the equation, you want as much distance between the cogs as possible, this makes it harder to clog up the cogs and...
05-22-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,898
Posted By dabac

The way it is usually described is that you...

The way it is usually described is that you center the rim between the locknuts. For assymmetrical hubs - disc brake fronts and derailer gear rears - this means the rim wonít be centered between the...
05-22-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,898
Posted By Dan Burkhart

If spoke tension is equal on both sides, the rim...

If spoke tension is equal on both sides, the rim will be centered between the flanges. If the flanges are offset due to a freehub, or disc brake mount, the rim heeds to be centered between the...
05-21-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By prj71

Department store bikes make a good boat anchor.

Department store bikes make a good boat anchor.
05-12-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,751
Posted By Trakhak

You're obviously talking about pressing down on a...

You're obviously talking about pressing down on a free-standing rim that hasn't been built into a tensioned wheel. Try that again with a fully tensioned built wheel. The spoke tension prevents any...
05-09-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By dedhed

There's a reason for that. ...

There's a reason for that.
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05-06-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 35,962
Posted By Trakhak

You're a bit behind in the "What's up with . . ....

You're a bit behind in the "What's up with . . . ?" schedule: a thread on precisely that topic in roughly the same words was reintroduced (as usual in the spring) a week ago and is percolating along...
05-06-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 35,962
Posted By fredlord

If you scroll down the General Cycling Discussion...

If you scroll down the General Cycling Discussion page a little you'll find a whole thread dedicated to just such a discussion.
05-06-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 35,962
Posted By Trakhak

It's called toasting: ...

It's called toasting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4O5voOCqAQ
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