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02-01-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,116
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Posted By tenrec

I don't generally ride in the rain or wet...

I don't generally ride in the rain or wet conditions, although since I got my Trek Madone I've used the old 7500 when I needed to ride under such conditions, not wanting to damage or wear out the...
01-28-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,229
Posted By DiabloScott

Not stolen, but I bought a bike from a police...

Not stolen, but I bought a bike from a police auction once. Turned out it was supposed to be evidence in a collision and a personal injury lawsuit and the cops should not have sold it. Lawyer tracked...
01-27-23, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By munkeyfish

So things went different than expected, but in a...

So things went different than expected, but in a good way.

Short background of how I got here today. A few years ago I had a foot injury that required me to have several surgeries and spent months...
01-26-23, 02:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,647
Posted By cudak888

Fantastic! Looks as if it went relatively easy...

Fantastic! Looks as if it went relatively easy for you, given all the ways a cotter can become "interesting."

Thank you for sharing the pictures too. Anyone else up for a Cotter Challenge?

-Kurt
01-21-23, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 746,525
Posted By morsetaper2

So we have 3 Trek FX's in the family fleet. Each...

So we have 3 Trek FX's in the family fleet. Each one bought used on CL. Each one I stripped down and re-assembled replacing anything that needed replacement. We have a 2012 FX7.5, a 2006 FX2, and a...
01-17-23, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By DiabloScott

True, no need, but it does help make initial...

True, no need, but it does help make initial setup a little easier - make it a little too loose when you attach the cable and then tweak with the adjuster.
01-17-23, 07:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,178
Posted By Hondo6

The disc could indeed be thinner than a rear...

The disc could indeed be thinner than a rear sprocket - though you'd still want it to be thick enough to do its job. 10- and 11-speed rear sprockets are already down to 1.6mm thick. Would 0.5mm be...
01-14-23, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By kcinnick

Well I ordered the 2.0 for her and the 3.0 for...

Well I ordered the 2.0 for her and the 3.0 for me. She really wanted that teal color. I guess I get to try both out now.
01-09-23, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 746,525
Posted By morsetaper2

:thumb: Thanks for correcting me. Couldn't...

:thumb: Thanks for correcting me. Couldn't recall the size, but knew there was a 1/16 diff, w/ rear being the larger ball diam.
01-06-23, 09:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,456
Posted By Positron400

Thanks - just the encouragement i need :) . Here...

Thanks - just the encouragement i need :) . Here are some pics from a first attempt. I feel i can get it there...
01-04-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 710
Posted By bulgie

Not the same as your brake but I have faced a...

Not the same as your brake but I have faced a similar issue when using vintage Mafac Tandem brakes. The longer "5-dot" tandem pads hit on the fork blades, preventing the brake from opening wide...
12-30-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By genejockey

What I Did On My Winter Vacation

Back in 2021, I bought a semi-basketcase 1982 Lotus Supreme......
12-30-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,647
Posted By cudak888

As of this post, hokiefyd is the current holder...

As of this post, hokiefyd is the current holder of the cotter press. Reach out to him if you need it.



Fantastic! I'll work on boxing it up and will send a USPS tracking number shortly.
...
12-30-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 531
Posted By jamesdak

OK, I've just got to chime in. I picked one up...

OK, I've just got to chime in. I picked one up locally a couple of years ago out of curiousity. What did I discover? These bikes are fast and super comfortable! Mine is an earlier road model with a...
12-29-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 917
Views: 311,297
Posted By AdventureManCO

Here is my mid-90s 750. Just a fantastic...

Here is my mid-90s 750. Just a fantastic bicycle, rides so smooth. Looked everywhere for some mx style handlebars, and something that would work with a 31.8 stem. Then I found a pic and the owner...
12-29-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By treebound

Thanks for the detailed catch. I will check the...

Thanks for the detailed catch. I will check the rear as well before I ride it.
12-29-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By dedhed

Not always. Depends on cup design, shell width...

Not always. Depends on cup design, shell width variance, and depth of threading
12-29-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By Kontact

It should, but that end always feels kind of...

It should, but that end always feels kind of rubbery to me. Either because of the engagement shape or the materials. That cup is also frequently plastic, so maybe Shimano just uses threadlock as a...
12-27-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 2,733,151
Posted By Smokinapankake

Santa delivered some new bars so had to update...

Santa delivered some new bars so had to update pics. Thanks Santa!
...
12-26-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 775
Posted By jccaclimber

In that case same force is going to be pretty...

In that case same force is going to be pretty close to same braking friction. I was just pointing out that as you take things to an extreme the rules break down. For example, readjust your pads that...
12-24-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 2,733,151
Posted By rumrunn6

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12-24-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7,784
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Posted By georges1

My old 1992 Giant Tourer ...

My old 1992 Giant Tourer
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12-23-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,460
Posted By VoodooSix

Quick reply, the tire is holding good pressure...

Quick reply, the tire is holding good pressure and no flats yet with the 1/8 inch rubber insert. Will keep you all posted.

Cheers and Merry Christmas!
12-21-22, 03:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,213
Posted By JoeTBM

Yes I have seen this happen at our local Walmart...

Yes I have seen this happen at our local Walmart a few times. We are actually positive it was given by our Christmas Come True group as it still had our "Elf Inspected" tag on it. It is sad because...
12-19-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,213
Posted By soyabean

I believe that the Angel Tree organization may...

I believe that the Angel Tree organization may have returned it back to the Walmart for a cash or store credit refund, then used to get multiple smaller gifts for many kids. Charities have all sorts...
12-19-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 899
Posted By boneshaker78

This was an interesting learning experience for...

This was an interesting learning experience for me. I can’t express enough how much I love this community and the help everyone provides for me. I’m a hands on learner, I have difficulty with...
12-16-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 2,733,151
Posted By camjr

My long serving 2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1 heading...

My long serving 2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1 heading out for a 4am ride before work. Pics with and without flash. The Schwalbe Marathon reflective sidewalls certainly do the work!...
12-15-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,647
Posted By cudak888

The Classic & Vintage Pass Around [Cotter] Press

About a week ago, Dave (Mad Honk) and I had a chat about his VAR cotter press and the general accessibility of crank cotter presses overall. We both realized that there are a number of forum members...
12-11-22, 02:14 PM
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Views: 2,733,151
Posted By Smokinapankake

2009 Kona Smoke. I bought it as a “kit”; a bix...

2009 Kona Smoke. I bought it as a “kit”; a bix of parts, some wheels, and a frame set with a seized seatpost. Some of the parts were upgraded, some were missing. With some effort, here’s how it...
11-28-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,072
Posted By Dragum

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11-27-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 917
Views: 311,297
Posted By brandenjs

Just finished the clean and tune on this 750....

Just finished the clean and tune on this 750. Such solid well riding bikes.
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11-26-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 562
Posted By Gummomarx

Thanks everyone, for your valuable time,...

Thanks everyone, for your valuable time, knowledge and patience.
11-23-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 562
Posted By Gummomarx

Rubbing against the fork whose paint has worn off...

Rubbing against the fork whose paint has worn off at that point. The bike came as new with that cable arrangement.
11-21-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By bh85

So I ended up going with Alivio M3100 Shadow, and...

So I ended up going with Alivio M3100 Shadow, and 11-36 casette with 46-36 crankset. Alivio is shifting smooth and works great with my set up. Originally, my 2010 KHS CX-200 came with Tiagra 2x9 with...
11-14-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By maddog34

i'll assume you mean the brake Boss/Post,correct?...

i'll assume you mean the brake Boss/Post,correct? most have just two flats to drive them with when torquing... this means only an open end wrench can be used... an open end 9mm is not very long......
11-14-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Many of the removable (thus threaded into a...

Many of the removable (thus threaded into a welded on base) brake boss use a thread locking compound to add extra insurance from a boss loosening from its base. Andy
11-14-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By FBinNY

Short answer -- 8-9 nm dry or 6-7nm lubed*, but...

Short answer -- 8-9 nm dry or 6-7nm lubed*, but please read on before taking this as gospel.

Screw torque specs depend on the screw diameter, thread pitch, and material. Do a search for "metric...
11-11-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By ShannonM

One trick I've used with good success is to...

One trick I've used with good success is to inflate the out-of-round tires to stupid-low pressures, and take them for a half hour ride on the smoothest MUP you've got. When you get home, pump them up...
11-03-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,630
Posted By DowneasTTer

Well the Cherohala is named after the Cherohala...

Well the Cherohala is named after the Cherohala Skyway. see https://cherohala.com An internet search turned this up: cheh·ruh·hay·luh
10-27-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 746,525
Posted By XxHaimBondxX

Couple of months ago I got 7.3 FX from around...

Couple of months ago I got 7.3 FX from around 2008 for $50 that needed a rear tube and LOTS of elbow grease. Really love this bike, got me back into regular riding.
...
10-18-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,630
Posted By DowneasTTer

So they are technologically two parts the Va Cap...

So they are technologically two parts the Va Cap Trail and the Jamestown Island Loop. Both are great rides. We love the Island Loop early in the morning as the Loop and Visitor's Center don't...
10-17-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,442
Posted By Trav1s

Managed to cover a few miles over the weekend...

Managed to cover a few miles over the weekend with the Q1. The wife and I rode the same trail that is in the previous post with my daughter. We had a beautiful fall day with almost 7 miles filled...
10-17-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,989
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't know that particular tire, but the Corsas...

I don't know that particular tire, but the Corsas are in general, very close to race tires. (For any quality tire, the manufacturer has decisions to make re: rolling resistance, weight, grip, flat...
10-16-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,630
Posted By DowneasTTer

I should have updated this thread once we...

I should have updated this thread once we returned from our summer RV/Bike trip. Sorry about, unpacking, setting up home, getting the motorhome ready for storage and of course Hurricane Ian all got...
10-16-22, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 2,733,151
Posted By Dragum

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10-11-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 350,763
Posted By moth_baller

Deore v brakes showed up. Installed on my...

Deore v brakes showed up. Installed on my Cypress. Massively improved over the ancient Tekros that came with the bike. Hopefully don't overslept so I can go for my ride tomorrow.
10-07-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 2,733,151
Posted By mr,grumpy

Here is my newest addition to my fleet, a 2016...

Here is my newest addition to my fleet, a 2016 Trek FX 7.2. I bought it off of Marketplace for next to nothing because it had two flat tires and the breaks didn't work. A couple hors with a hex...
10-04-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Hondo6

Welcome to Bike Forums. To get effective...

Welcome to Bike Forums.

To get effective help, I'd recommend posting again and adding the following info:

1. Specific models of shifter and derailleur, including manufacturer (i.e., Shimano...
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09-30-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By UnCruel

My Farley Build

I thought I was done with the fatbike experiment. For about fifteen months, I had a Mongoose Dolomite ALX. It didn't turn out to be as much fun on the beach as I had hoped. However, it was a...
09-27-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 2,733,151
Posted By eatontkd

Love early PA Autumn sunsets by the river ...

Love early PA Autumn sunsets by the river
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