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12-02-22, 01:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 699
Posted By cudak888

The state of the old Dahons that invariably get...

The state of the old Dahons that invariably get chucked by the boat owners at our local marina has made it clear that the ideal boat bike must be as simple as possible.

Ideally, you'll want some...
10-15-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By FBinNY

IME - the best way to improve bicycle...

IME - the best way to improve bicycle performance is to upgrade or replace the engine. Anything else is tinkering at the margins.
10-15-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By KerryIrons

Just to pile on: ride what you've got and wear it...

Just to pile on: ride what you've got and wear it out. When things need replacing, upgrade as you wish. Whether performance will improve significantly is an open question.
10-14-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By FBinNY

I always considered it bad Karma to remove...

I always considered it bad Karma to remove perfectly good components just for a slight upgrade.

I'd think about where I want to go, but back burner it until I were spending anyway.
10-11-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 561
Posted By FBinNY

Compared to many here I'm an extremely lazy...

Compared to many here I'm an extremely lazy mechanic. I wouldn't go to the effort of a rebuild unless it was absolutely necessary and I'm not sure it is in your case.

I understand your concern...
10-11-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 561
Posted By SJX426

I am of the opinion to reuse the spokes even if I...

I am of the opinion to reuse the spokes even if I prefer db vs straight gauge. If the nipple flats are not rounded, then I reuse them too.
There is a lot of discussion of DB vs Straight, google it.
10-01-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 935
Posted By phughes

If you want simpler, do a 1x setup rather than...

If you want simpler, do a 1x setup rather than what you propose. It just doesn't seem simpler to have to manually change the rear. None of the points you have listed are any real issue. I tour on a...
10-01-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 935
Posted By 70sSanO

Nope. No slippery slope for me. My point was...

Nope. No slippery slope for me.

My point was if you can bury a freehub body by setting it deeper in the hub you can reduce the OLD a bit, or at least reduce the DS hub to lock nut distance for...
04-30-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,694
Posted By HTupolev

Yes. It also offers versatility, allowing a frame...

Yes. It also offers versatility, allowing a frame to be readily used without any chain tensioners: this allows fixed gear, and also means that nothing kludgy needs to happen to support other...
01-31-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,533
Posted By wolfchild

Not even close....Free weights provide a lot more...

Not even close....Free weights provide a lot more stimulus to the body than a machine.
01-31-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,533
Posted By nomadmax

Stick to compound movements and alternate push...

Stick to compound movements and alternate push and pull in more than one plane.
10-05-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,110
Posted By Reynolds

That stem is not ugly for me. Usually the...

That stem is not ugly for me. Usually the ugliness is caused by an attempt to embellish the part; this stem is totally functional IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,319
Posted By LarrySellerz

the front brake is like 90+% of your braking power

the front brake is like 90+% of your braking power
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,319
Posted By PeteHski

Use the front brake. When you are braking...

Use the front brake. When you are braking (especially downhill) there is a lot more dynamic weight transfer onto the front wheel, so more braking grip available on the front wheel. Using the rear...
01-22-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,428
Posted By pdlamb

Relaxed, positive mental attitude. Good...

Relaxed, positive mental attitude.

Good music.

Beverage(s) of your choice.
01-21-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,428
Posted By cyccommute

Yup. And donít overthink it. Itís not as...

Yup. And donít overthink it. Itís not as daunting as many people make it out to be.
01-21-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,428
Posted By ThermionicScott

+1. And if it wasn't obvious Winifred , you...

+1. And if it wasn't obvious Winifred , you don't even need to unlace the spokes from the hub. Just move the threaded end over to the new rim, one at a time. :thumb:
01-21-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,428
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Detension the spokes, tape an identical new rim...

Detension the spokes, tape an identical new rim on in three places, move the spokes over one at a time taking the opportunity to lubricate spoke threads plus sockets, cut the tape, then tension and...
01-21-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,428
Posted By sweeks

All the good advice above ^^! I've built 4 or 5...

All the good advice above ^^!
I've built 4 or 5 wheels for my Dahon and Tern folders, and a couple for my full-size road bike. I seem to get pretty good results in a couple hours of work. But it's...
01-21-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,428
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The slower I build wheels, the sooner I'm done. ...

The slower I build wheels, the sooner I'm done.
Tension up slower than you need to and recheck often.
"Final" truing is very minor, and I'm usually within +/- 5kgf of same side spokes.

BTW, old...
01-21-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,428
Posted By HillRider

Why the rush? Ever hear: "there's never enough...

Why the rush? Ever hear: "there's never enough time to do it right but always time to do it over"?
01-21-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,428
Posted By noobinsf

Unfortunately, practice...

Unfortunately, practice...
08-07-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,294
Posted By jideta

Just in case anyone is curious about it: ...

Just in case anyone is curious about it:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_0784_e7c0f070b345a4f7f5e266ed03d67f18dbbb80ba.jpg

Built like a freakin tank.
Could...
08-02-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,138
Posted By Leisesturm

The first thing anyone asks when they learn that...

The first thing anyone asks when they learn that someone has died in a bicycle accident is: "were they wearing a helmet?". Never fails. The question is being asked a LOT in NYC because they just...
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