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09-20-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By dabac

Here's a quote from the OP:"My goal would be to...

Here's a quote from the OP:"My goal would be to enhance the torque I can generate."
If bigger chainrings gave more torque, why does going to a smaller chainring make climbs easier?
A bigger...
09-20-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By dabac

Not a functional concern with that diameter hub...

Not a functional concern with that diameter hub core. Unless soda can thin, itíll distribute the forces just fine.
09-20-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By dabac

Most brakes are effective enough to launch the...

Most brakes are effective enough to launch the rider OTB at full effort. And forks generally survive that.
Double brakes will not increase the force on the fork.
Well, maybe a TINY bit, by locking...
09-12-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By dabac

A rarely used, but functional option is to fit...

A rarely used, but functional option is to fit 700C tubulars to 630mm ETRTO rims. Depending on rim trough profile, you may need to add double sided sticky tape to keep the tire from sliding.
09-12-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By dabac

If you go to a bigger chainring, the torque you...

If you go to a bigger chainring, the torque you can create will be LESS.

Unless you mean - but isnít saying - that youíre spinning out and canít add any effort b/c of that.
09-07-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By dabac

Plenty of options. penetrating lube from the...

Plenty of options.
penetrating lube from the hub side.
Penetrating lube from the tire side.
Heat. Soldering iron for the careful approach. Cigarette lighter - position wheel flat for this. MAPP...
Forum: Introductions
09-07-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By dabac

Iíd start with sheldonbrown.com. Then...

Iíd start with sheldonbrown.com. Then parktool.com. Then ĒRJ the bike guyĒ on youtube.
09-07-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 783
Posted By dabac

manufacturerís warning mentions Ē non-occupant...

manufacturerís warning mentions Ē non-occupant childĒ. Which appears to be what happened.
It would indeed be clumsy and worthy of a recall if the occupant could reach around and get hurt.
09-07-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By dabac

Light bikes are light b/c a majority of the parts...

Light bikes are light b/c a majority of the parts are lighter than average.
Since bike parts are a lot more expensive piecemeal than when fitted to a bike, thorough upgrades rarely make financial...
09-07-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By dabac

Hereís the adapter I mentioned earlier:...

Hereís the adapter I mentioned earlier: https://www.singlespeedshop.com/Single-Speed---Fixed-Gear/Headsets-420/Eighthinch-Headtube-Extender.html
How well your overall build may turn out, I have no...
09-06-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By dabac

Iíve seen a kind of riser collar that extended...

Iíve seen a kind of riser collar that extended the headtube downwards in order to create clearence for bar spins. Think the company who sold it was called eightinch or similar.
If you can track down...
08-29-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,082
Posted By dabac

Some people have this amazing ability to think...

Some people have this amazing ability to think that certain events only happen to ĒotherĒ people, and will NEVER happen to THEM.
How they manage to ignore the fact that, to the rest of the world,...
08-29-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 416
Posted By dabac

While the Gazelle press-fit bb looks...

While the Gazelle press-fit bb looks uncomfortably crude, IMO they seem to fall under the category of Ēgood enoughĒ. Iíve seen a few, and they seem pretty much comparable to similarly priced threaded...
08-29-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By dabac

Iíve never had much luck with the...

Iíve never had much luck with the squeeze-and-center method, to the point I donít even try it anymore.
My preferred method is to loosen the bolts just enough so that tapping the caliper with...
08-29-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By dabac

It does sound like cable slack cold be a...

It does sound like cable slack cold be a reasonable explanation to your issue.
A simple and low risk attempt at fixing it is to locate the barrel adjuster, turn it out, (CCW) by half a turn or so...
06-16-22, 02:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,964
Posted By dabac

I use a Camelbak-style bladder in a frame bag....

I use a Camelbak-style bladder in a frame bag. Then I use one of those self-retracting yo-yo things as for key cards and similar to hold the nozzle end of the tube to the bar. Makes drinking on the...
06-13-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By dabac

Iím not entirely onboard with the praise of...

Iím not entirely onboard with the praise of physically separated bike lanes.
First, IMO the need/benefit from those is very dependent on traffic speed and density. In some places, the benefit is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,055
Posted By dabac

One thing you need to be aware of though is that...

One thing you need to be aware of though is that Shimano has changed where the lever comes to a dead stop.
Older internal cam swings a little past perpendicular while newer i/c stops at...
06-13-22, 03:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 691
Posted By dabac

1) better seat posts usually have an integrated...

1) better seat posts usually have an integrated saddle clamp. Hold this in the vise to avoid ovalizing the seat post.
2) Iíve got some split wooden blocks with seatpost-sized holes in them which...
06-13-22, 03:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By dabac

Smaller sprockets means fewer teeth engaged,...

Smaller sprockets means fewer teeth engaged, fewer teeth sharing the load. It may well be a chain wear issue.
06-06-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By dabac

Bicycles are still far less proprietary than...

Bicycles are still far less proprietary than cars. You should not need a Specialized shop.

Iíve heard of that happening under 2 different circumstances:
- a customer dropping off a really dirty...
06-04-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By dabac

Learn to pop a wheelie?

Learn to pop a wheelie?
06-04-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 526
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...
05-16-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,061
Posted By dabac

Thatís been rather well determined, that flashing...

Thatís been rather well determined, that flashing helps with detection, but interferes with accurate positioning.
One of my pet peeves is when autumn comes along. A light mist, maybe little drizzle,...
05-14-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By dabac

Thanks. The tech docs pointed out a new-to-me...

Thanks. The tech docs pointed out a new-to-me position for an adjustment screw for the moving pad. Thatís probably it.
05-13-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By dabac

I had a reaction to the mesh which took some time...

I had a reaction to the mesh which took some time before it settled down. And thereís some recurring discomfort after long rides which maybe has left me a bit more cautious. Havenít tried any...
05-13-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By dabac

Sora disc brake adjustment issue

Hi all,
A friend rolled by asking for help adjusting his Sora (mechanical) disc brakes. And to my embarrassment, I couldnít get them decent.
The pads looked to have an OK amount of friction...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By dabac

Conti Sport Contact

Conti Sport Contact
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By dabac

The right - drive side - arm is permanently...

The right - drive side - arm is permanently bonded to the bottom bracket axle.

To reach your goal, swap the chainrings over.
To succeed with that, you need the bolt circle and bolt count to...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,507
Posted By dabac

I repurposed the tops of a pair of leaky rubber...

I repurposed the tops of a pair of leaky rubber boots into mud flaps and has been quite happy with that. They fit the non-crush criteria while the shape keeps them stiff enough.
05-07-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 565
Posted By dabac

look at the pics. Not much evidence of filing to...

look at the pics. Not much evidence of filing to widen the OLD. Perhaps some evidence of filing to allow for a thicker axle, which would tie in well with the hinted at ebike conversion.
05-07-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 565
Posted By dabac

A stronger skewer might only help if the wheel is...

A stronger skewer might only help if the wheel is shifting alignment in the dropouts, and you need to reset it after a bump. If it flexes but stays in position you have another problem.
05-07-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 565
Posted By dabac

That still can mean several things. Maybe the...

That still can mean several things. Maybe the wheel simply isnít stiff enough for that kind of impacts.
It sounds like youíre talking about an ebike conversion. Ebikes tend to promote bad riding...
05-07-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 565
Posted By dabac

Youíre really forcing us to guess here. Worn...

Youíre really forcing us to guess here.

Worn dropouts could cause the wheel to sit crooked, or lose alignment from installation to when you start riding.
But if your tire is wobbling when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By dabac

The hubs are still different, so you canít fit a...

The hubs are still different, so you canít fit a Campy cassette to a Shimano hub.
But, from what Iíve read, the spacing is close enough so that as long as your wheel can take a Campy cassette, you...
05-04-22, 03:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,030
Posted By dabac

Ah. I'd call that "peened OVER". Peening alone...

Ah. I'd call that "peened OVER". Peening alone can have a wider meaning and other uses.
05-04-22, 03:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,030
Posted By dabac

I can read the word. But I don't se the evidence...

I can read the word. But I don't se the evidence on the chains that I use.
But I stop at 10-speed, usually KMC chains.

I don't get or have any little rings of steel on the pin of my chain tool....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By dabac

The times Iíve toured, the big drawback to hard...

The times Iíve toured, the big drawback to hard cases is where to store them while riding. Far from all hotels will be willing to hold it for you. But if youíre visiting friends, maybe they can hold...
05-02-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By dabac

Iíve used liqui-sole or Shoe Goo to glue patches...

Iíve used liqui-sole or Shoe Goo to glue patches of either nylon cloth or non-woven to fix sidewall cuts. Theyíve lasted for the remaining natural life of the tire so far. I make sure to soak the...
05-02-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,030
Posted By dabac

Reusing a pin in an 8+ speed chain has an...

Reusing a pin in an 8+ speed chain has an uncertain prognosis.
Iíve never set out to do it ĒintentionallyĒ. But Iíve done it several times as a trail/roadside fix. You donít have to be far from...
04-26-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,887
Posted By dabac

Oh, certainly. Thatís what got me started on...

Oh, certainly.
Thatís what got me started on doing my own wrenching past flats and chain lubes.
04-26-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By dabac

Is there a question in here or merely a rant? ...

Is there a question in here or merely a rant?

Which screws would that be?
It kinda-sorta sounds like youíre talking about the screws found on some bikes with horizontal dropouts. But those just...
04-20-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,461
Posted By dabac

One late evening session I discovered that the...

One late evening session I discovered that the insulation off a single-strand 1.5mm2 electrical cable is an excellent fit for brake cables. Not as much for shifter cables. I have, on occasion, also...
04-20-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By dabac

A very common 1st attempt is to hammer in a...

A very common 1st attempt is to hammer in a slightly oversized Torx bit.
Iíve had good luck welding a nut onto stripped screws, but the size and depth of recess makes that a less than ideal option...
04-18-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By dabac

Ö. Iíve only ever counted the number of teeth,...

Ö. Iíve only ever counted the number of teeth, which seems to have worked fineÖ
04-18-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,509
Posted By dabac

Thereís a considerable gap between Ēwhat CAN...

Thereís a considerable gap between Ēwhat CAN happenĒ and Ēwhat will USUALLY happenĒ.
Iíve never experienced, read or heard about accidentally bumping a lever being a problem. Iíve seen a guy...
04-02-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By dabac

Discs are nice, but not generally a deal-breaker....

Discs are nice, but not generally a deal-breaker. People rode rim brakes for decades, a century, without corpses littering the ditches, hard shoulders etc b/c of that.
Discs are less influenced by...
04-02-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By dabac

Pour some lube on a cloth. Give chain a wipe with...

Pour some lube on a cloth. Give chain a wipe with said cloth. Dispose of cloth in a responsible manner. Done.
04-02-22, 02:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By dabac

Disclaimer: my main reference is me, so I have no...

Disclaimer: my main reference is me, so I have no firm idea of how applicable itíll be to you.
Iíve ĒalwaysĒ had less-than-average mobility in my lower back. And a L5 disc rupture certainly didnít...
03-31-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,712
Posted By dabac

My happy medium is to remove the f/h off the...

My happy medium is to remove the f/h off the wheel, remove the seal at the base, and the dust shield. Then flush generously while spinning the f/h. Once the solvent/degreaser-of-choice is passing...
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