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12-07-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,639
Posted By esasjl

Laser tools thin wall plug socket set ...

Laser tools thin wall plug socket set
https://www.lasertools.co.uk/Product/7295/Thin-Wall-Spark-Plug-Socket-Set-3-8-inch-drive-3pc
the 16mm (O.D 20.82mm) fits my Stronglight 106/7 with a 16mm Zeus...
11-30-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 790
Posted By FBinNY

Either should be more than capable of easily...

Either should be more than capable of easily locking the rear wheel at will. That's the most stopping power you can get from a rear brake alone.

So go with whichever you prefer for reasons other...
11-25-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,935
Posted By cyccommute

Lawyer lips efficacy as a “safety feature” is...

Lawyer lips efficacy as a “safety feature” is questionable. I’ll grant that they serve a purpose when it comes to using disc brakes and quick release, but for rim brake equipped bikes they encourage...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-29-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 870
Posted By Doug Fattic

it is easy to tell if it is a one piece head...

it is easy to tell if it is a one piece head tube/lugs. If you look into (inside) the head tube and see big holes into the top and down tube then you know it is a one piece unit. If there are no...
09-27-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,430
Posted By jccaclimber

I wrote to Norton about this several years ago in...

I wrote to Norton about this several years ago in the process of putting together a shop safety document. Their response, in short, was that while you will clog the wheel and need to dress it, that...
09-15-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By BradH

Hang on to those dead shifters. You can stuff the...

Hang on to those dead shifters. You can stuff the guts out of a 9, 10 or even 11 speed bar end shifter into them. 6208, 424 and 7401 are all like that, probably a few others too.

...
03-14-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,537
Posted By Camilo

Once you tighten the stem bolts, the top cap...

Once you tighten the stem bolts, the top cap serves no purpose. You can't tighten the bearings by tightening it, and the bearings won't loosen if you loosen it. You could actually remove it without...
02-27-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By 3alarmer

Here is one alternative solution :

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...this turned out a little cheaper than buying all those spacers. I used a piece of PVC (cut to the right length) as a temporary spacer, while preloading the bearing. Once you have the lower...
02-03-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By smontanaro

Revival of old Classic Rendezvous Mailing List Archives

Several years ago I acquired most of the archives of the old bikelist.org-hosted Classic Rendezvous mailing list from Alex Wetmore and quickly tossed up a static version of the archives at...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,892
Posted By Mojo31

Do what you gotta do to make your ride work. Who...

Do what you gotta do to make your ride work. Who cares what others say.
08-20-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By ShannonM

I doubt that there exists anywhere in the world a...

I doubt that there exists anywhere in the world a QR skewer that is clearly better than the Superbe Pros you already have.

Quick release skewers can either be really light or really good. Yours...
07-07-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,528
Posted By sjanzeir

... And introducing the Cinnamon Five!

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Cinnamon's five newborns will turn two weeks young this Saturday!
06-23-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,525
Posted By Paul Barnard

"Upgrade" is a word often used on these pages...

"Upgrade" is a word often used on these pages when "change" is the most appropriate word.
05-01-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,712
Posted By Cougrrcj

I tend to hear the noise the car/truck tires make...

I tend to hear the noise the car/truck tires make as they come up behind me more than the engine/exhaust sound.

Same with dogs chasing after me - I hear the claws scratching on the pavement as...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,361
Posted By surak

When vaccinated, yeah. I have done some rides at...

When vaccinated, yeah. I have done some rides at casual pace with groups, masked, but no fast pacelining where I have to breathe hard. I suspect outdoor activities are very unlikely to lead to...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-08-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By bulgie

While I'm not an expert on testing regulators,...

While I'm not an expert on testing regulators, I'll tell you what I do.

Wear eye and ear protection. Blast a tiny blast of O2 out of the tank to clear any dust or spider nests out of the tank...
04-19-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By merziac

That has got to be the stoutest number hanger...

That has got to be the stoutest number hanger ever. :foo:
Forum: Framebuilders
03-14-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 23,029
Posted By bulgie

Yes, those are some really nice looking fillets. ...

Yes, those are some really nice looking fillets. I'd finish those with only hand sanding, if the budget allows it.

The tool he uses is really dangerous in the wrong hands though. I didn't see...
03-07-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,528
Posted By obrentharris

This is "Bobby." She visits us regularly to hunt...

This is "Bobby." She visits us regularly to hunt gophers.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-q8snJDb/0/3f532de7/XL/_DSC1994-XL.jpg

Brent
02-15-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By SurferRosa

The dustcap/remover threading is opposite between...

The dustcap/remover threading is opposite between the two models. Triomphe is normal; Victory is reverse threading for a self-extracting bolt.
09-28-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,870
Posted By JanMM

Seems that some pedal extenders cannot be used...

Seems that some pedal extenders cannot be used with some pedals.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-02-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,148
Posted By Blender

The Repairs suggested worked out Great for the ...

The Repairs suggested worked out Great for the 78 Schwinn superior

I ended up Just drilling and tapping the bottle mount holes for 5MM because the holes for Rivnuts seemed top big and I didn't...
08-12-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 18,382
Posted By cb400bill

I'm a member of the Kalamazoo Bike Club. Our club...

I'm a member of the Kalamazoo Bike Club. Our club was instrumental in getting this law passed. Having 9 of our friends get hit, and having 5 of them killed, made this a club priority. We tried to get...
06-29-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,354
Posted By Metacortex

The T.A. ref #24...

The T.A. ref #24 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=24) tool is an 8mm nut driver, it is for the older domed style T.A. bolts.
...
06-25-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,061
Posted By fietsbob

with no round tubes , you would have a repair...

with no round tubes , you would have a repair service stand like this (https://www.parktool.com/product/team-issue-repair-stand-prs-22-2?category=Portable) ..
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,818
Posted By noodle soup

They are called "skewers" for a reason.

They are called "skewers" for a reason.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,109
Posted By Steve B.

Let’s think about that a bit. How exactly...

Let’s think about that a bit.

How exactly does the LBS inspect a carbon frame ?.

Customer A comes in and says “I had a small accident and want to know if the frame is OK to ride ?”. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,109
Posted By GlennR

Inspecting frames is a liability issue. So unless...

Inspecting frames is a liability issue. So unless you can do a "professional" examination, you're better off leaving it to others.

When I damaged my carbon frame I asked 3 different shops and all...
05-27-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,855
Posted By ethet

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-26-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,187
Posted By wipekitty

+1 on tri shorts. IME, the longer inseams...

+1 on tri shorts.

IME, the longer inseams are more stable and comfortable on the bike. I own a couple pair of shorts with a shorter inseam, and they tend to rub or ride up on longer rides. I do...
05-07-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,245
Posted By Mikefule

The only reason not to have brakes, apart from on...

The only reason not to have brakes, apart from on the track, is style. I can understand the visual appeal of a minimalist stripped to the bone bike, but if I'm on the road, I want to be ready to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,692
Posted By woodcraft

After that embarrassing situation in the early...

After that embarrassing situation in the early TdF where the pros were being passed up the mountains by amateurs...on geared bikes.

Good rant, 'tho- maybe there's a 70t chainring in your future.
05-06-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,882
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

No, the commonly available "universal" cables...

No, the commonly available "universal" cables have a) two ends of which only one is the correct shape and b) the amount of inner cable VS casing isn't dimensioned for the OP's brake system. Not...
05-05-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,827
Posted By Ronsonic

With the arthritis in my thumbs there's no such...

With the arthritis in my thumbs there's no such thing.
05-02-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,245
Posted By TMonk

What if you manage to get in an accident with a...

What if you manage to get in an accident with a car and are deemed at fault b/c you didn't have a brake???? TimothyH's argument above is compelling IMO. **** happens and I've been re-compensated by...
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