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10-08-21, 11:51 PM
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Posted By chaadster

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If you can afford the space and other particular...
10-08-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,212
Posted By wolfchild

Carry a small 15mm wrench to remove the wheel.

Carry a small 15mm wrench to remove the wheel.
10-07-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By Ironfish653

I still like the trailers (either one- or...

I still like the trailers (either one- or two-wheeled) for toting kids around. Good ones like the THULE Chariot and the higher end Burleys, have 20" wheels and good suspension, so they roll down the...
10-07-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,212
Posted By Maelochs

Sounds like the very wrong wheel for the frame....

Sounds like the very wrong wheel for the frame. Problem isn't the dropouts, it's the hub width and dropout spacing not matching. I'd take mstateglfr's advice and either resize the rear triangle or...
10-07-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,212
Posted By JohnDThompson

It sounds like you're using the wrong width hub...

It sounds like you're using the wrong width hub for your frame. Dropout spacing on the frame should match the over-the-locknuts (OLD) width of the hub. If your axle is long enough (you only need a...
10-07-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,212
Posted By mstateglfr

The bike's dropout spacing is wider than the...

The bike's dropout spacing is wider than the axle? If so, then 1- thats for sure not what is commonly seen and 2- fix it. Either use the proper width hub or coldset the dropouts to the proper...
10-07-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,212
Posted By Ironfish653

I think most people's concerns about QR's are...

I think most people's concerns about QR's are based on a misunderstanding of how they work, and how to use them. The misconception is that the QR skewer is actually the axle, and the whole wheel is...
10-07-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,212
Posted By dabac

Be advised that (many) quick-releases have been...

Be advised that (many) quick-releases have been redesigned.
On recent/redesigned units, the lever no longer swings past perpendicular.
So - the way I interpret your writing - that part about...
10-07-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,212
Posted By dedhed

Axles come in standard threadings, various...

Axles come in standard threadings, various lengths, can be cut to fit, and are readily available from numerous sources to fit virtually any hub.
...
10-06-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,212
Posted By ShannonM

So, it seems like you're asking two questions...

So, it seems like you're asking two questions here. I'll try to answer them in reverse order.

Can you convert a quick-release hub to nutted attachment? Sometimes yes, often no, never easily. Quick...
10-06-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,212
Posted By downtube42

On rides in the last few years I've seen two...

On rides in the last few years I've seen two broken seat tubes, a broken chainstay at the BB shell, a broken seatpost, 2 broken derailleur hangers, and a broken handlebar (mine). In 45 years of...
10-06-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,212
Posted By atnyc

Come off? How? Dropouts are typically...

Come off? How?

Dropouts are typically either vertical or facing forward, so the rear wheel will only come off when your bike is taken off the ground or go backward! Are you planning to do a lot...
10-06-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,212
Posted By jaxgtr

over my lifetime of QR based wheels, I only had 1...

over my lifetime of QR based wheels, I only had 1 issue and it was my fault entirely. I had to remove the wheel to change out a cassette and drive side spring came off when I put the QR on my work...
10-06-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,212
Posted By kaos joe

I have, twice, broken the axle itself on a rear...

I have, twice, broken the axle itself on a rear wheel and the "little" QR skewer held the wheel on just fine until I got home.
10-06-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,212
Posted By Chuck M

I'd imagine the bulk of failures if any were due...

I'd imagine the bulk of failures if any were due to user error. I trust my QRs as much as my modern thru axles.
10-06-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,212
Posted By Cyclist0108

Yes, if it is titanium or anything other than...

Yes, if it is titanium or anything other than steel.

Also be worried about the non-lever-side nut. Some are made of aluminum and the threads strip out, with a similar net result.

Finally, you...
10-06-21, 08:14 PM
10-03-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Retro Grouch

The trick is that you have to adjust the brakes...

The trick is that you have to adjust the brakes all the way down onto the rim brakeing surface. If the brake pads touch your tire, even a little bit, you are asking for a blow out.
10-03-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By JohnDThompson

Yes, going to an aluminum rim will definitely...

Yes, going to an aluminum rim will definitely help with wet weather braking performance. You might also consider replacing the brake calipers with dual-pivot calipers to improve mechanical advantage....
10-01-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yep, that's the 'secret' when using non-hooked...

Yep, that's the 'secret' when using non-hooked rims.
10-01-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By 79pmooney

Hookless rim - are those tires wire bead or...

Hookless rim - are those tires wire bead or folding? In the days of hookless rims, folding tires did not exist. They worked just fine with wire beaded tires. If your tires are folding, make sure...
10-01-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Yes. If the brake pads can be adjusted 4mm down...

Yes. If the brake pads can be adjusted 4mm down then 700C wheels will fit no problem. This will sometimes allow you to fit a tire of a couple mm wider as well.

Keep in mind that the further the...
10-01-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By BlazingPedals

Another vote here for the pinched tube theory....

Another vote here for the pinched tube theory. Getting a bit of the tube caught under the bead is actually pretty common, and the resulting blowout can happen any time from a few minutes to weeks...
09-30-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By Barry2

A buddy did this to a brand new bike. His brand...

A buddy did this to a brand new bike.
His brand new floor pump had an inaccurate gauge.

Store replaced both tires and the pump without hassle.

Barry
09-30-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By Iride01

Still it's not too high a pressure. Or at least...

Still it's not too high a pressure. Or at least it shouldn't be material to the OP's tire blowing off the rim. Or I suppose not the important take-a-way piece of info. The important part might be...
09-30-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By 10 Wheels

OP. You most likely Pinched the tube when...

OP. You most likely Pinched the tube when installing the tire.
I did that one morning when installing new tubes and tires onto New Wheels.
Both of them Blew.
09-30-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By pdlamb

I blew a tire on hooked rims last week. User...

I blew a tire on hooked rims last week. User error, in my case: almost certainly trapped a bit of the tube under the tire. Over the course of half an hour, the tube ever so slowly pushed the bead...
09-30-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By alcjphil

80 psi is very high pressure if the bike in...

80 psi is very high pressure if the bike in question has 27 x 1 1/4" tires and rims without hook beads. 60 - 70 psi for a setup like that would be closer to the realistic maximum
09-30-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By Iride01

80 psi isn't exactly high pressure for road...

80 psi isn't exactly high pressure for road bikes, though it seems to be a common pressure for many on road bikes, depending on tire width. Some road bike tires do have a low max pressure.

Newish...
09-30-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By Phil_gretz

As I read the thread, my thoughts were that the...

As I read the thread, my thoughts were that the Giant is the better bike. I'd prefer to have v-brakes over the cantilevers on the Trek. Indexed versus friction on the Trek, (grip shifts can easily...
09-27-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By oldbobcat

After verifying that the alignment is correct,...

After verifying that the alignment is correct, try loosening the high limit screw a bit, like an eighth to a quarter turn. This will allow the chain to drop down with more gusto. It won't be enough...
09-27-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,860
Posted By Maelochs

Trek Bike Models by Year and Color...

Trek Bike Models by Year and Color (http://www.vintage-trek.com/model_numbers1.htm) suggests the bike your son was considering was a 1990 Antelope. The other bike you picture is more likely a 1992...
09-27-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I would check the Trek again for a 'Made In'...

I would check the Trek again for a 'Made In' sticker - I am 99.9% sure that bike was made in Taiwan (margin of error +/- 0.1%). The USA made Trek steel mountain bikies of that era were the 900...
09-27-21, 07:01 AM
09-26-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,860
Posted By shelbyfv

So this is all resolved and he got the Giant....

So this is all resolved and he got the Giant. https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1239474-trek-antelope-830-usa-made-better-than-giant-atx980.html :thumb:
09-26-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF the metal has "stretched" from an impact,...

IF the metal has "stretched" from an impact, you'll never get it "correct".
You may get it kind of straight....until the next impact when the spoke tension normalizes.

I had a rear rim on a used...
09-26-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By Iride01

I use to true my own wheels, but I did it with...

I use to true my own wheels, but I did it with just a spoke wrench and loosening or tightening spokes till I had a true wheel.

However eventually I realized that some spokes on my very true wheels...
09-26-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By 79pmooney

An old Peugeot? I has a UO-8. Those rims are poor...

An old Peugeot? I has a UO-8. Those rims are poor stoppers dry with even the best brakes and in the wet, well there's a reason they came with one of the best all time caliper brakes ever made. (Edit:...
09-26-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By Retro Grouch

My trick is to loosen every single nipple until...

My trick is to loosen every single nipple until just 1 thread is showing. Then I gradually bring the wheel into tension by tightening every nipple by the same number of turns - maybe 2 turns at the...
09-26-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By FBOATSB

Right. You can't use spokes to re-bend a bent...

Right. You can't use spokes to re-bend a bent rim. I'd completely disassemble the wheel and check the rim dimensions/trueness on a flat surface. If you can't physically bend it back to some minimum...
09-26-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By 100bikes

Some wheels just cannot be trued. Wheel...

Some wheels just cannot be trued.

Wheel truing is working in three dimensions- true/straight, round and dish. A rim bent beyond the limits of
"mostly straight" will never true up correctly.
...
09-25-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,860
Posted By Wildwood

No, don't give your money to offshore builders. ...

No, don't give your money to offshore builders.
Buy USA made frames.
There are scores of USA frame builders.

Components are Asian made mostly, but Campagnolo still makes most of their products...
09-25-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,860
Posted By ofajen

Both of the frames Iím using these days were made...

Both of the frames Iím using these days were made in Taiwan in the 80s: a road frame made for Schwinn and an MTB frame made for Specialized. Nothing fancy but perfectly solid.

99% is probably a...
09-25-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,860
Posted By guachi

I believe Trek still make some of their high-end...

I believe Trek still make some of their high-end wheels in the United States.
09-21-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By Flatforkcrown

If the cable is slack then try unscrewing the H...

If the cable is slack then try unscrewing the H screw on the rear derailer and see if that lets it shift into the small sprocket. After that youíll have to readjust the tension on the cable to ensure...
09-21-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By KCT1986

Has the rear derailleur hanger been checked for...

Has the rear derailleur hanger been checked for alignment?

A few older models of Shimano RD has an adjuster, but not many have this feature. What model are you working with?

If it does have an...
09-21-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By Troul

is the housing new? A new cable in an old...

is the housing new? A new cable in an old housing is like putting on the same soiled underwear after taking a shower.
09-21-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By mprince

I'd be looking at a gunked up pivot or sticking...

I'd be looking at a gunked up pivot or sticking cable before a spring in the derailleur.
09-16-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,439
Posted By jwh20

Is that all? I've seen 14 bikes and a cat in a 2...

Is that all? I've seen 14 bikes and a cat in a 2 person dorm room.
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