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01-25-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By frogman

Sounds like sage advice, I will do that. thanks

Sounds like sage advice, I will do that. thanks
01-25-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By frogman

Excellent video John ! I will be cleaning and...

Excellent video John ! I will be cleaning and lubing the bottom bracket on my 1984 Trek 770 this week. It is in pristine condition, Campy Super Record and it even has the original Trek water bottle....
01-19-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 35,729
Posted By frogman

My wife says I have too many.

My wife says I have too many.
01-19-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,775
Posted By frogman

Great looking frame. Chrome lugs, fork ends,...

Great looking frame. Chrome lugs, fork ends, seat stay ends and chain stay ends. Cool !
01-19-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 795
Posted By frogman

Great looking bike, I love the chrome fork.

Great looking bike, I love the chrome fork.
01-19-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By frogman

I stand corrected. It cant be the fault of the...

I stand corrected. It cant be the fault of the tube. It is the fault of that flat thingy. :D
01-18-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 820
Posted By frogman

Thanks for the overview of your North Carolina...

Thanks for the overview of your North Carolina co-op. They get some pretty nice bikes in the co-ops around here. We get some carbon fiber bikes and frames periodically from them, they don't want to...
01-17-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 820
Posted By frogman

Wow, you know everything about shops all across...

Wow, you know everything about shops all across the USA ! hahaha
You can quit trying to convince us that everything is as your assumptions indicate and you keep repeating yourself. A nice smoke...
01-16-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 820
Posted By frogman

You seem to assume everything is the same as your...

You seem to assume everything is the same as your area. I noticd that in many of your posts. Yes things are different here. :lol:
You can choose to believe or not, I don't care. Yes many of our...
01-16-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 820
Posted By frogman

You need to characterize your co-op statements to...

You need to characterize your co-op statements to indicate just Colorado. Just because it is that way in your area doesn't mean it applies everywhere else. Our co-ops are managed and operate...
01-16-22, 01:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 820
Posted By frogman

I didn't say we excluded the lubricant. (nice...

I didn't say we excluded the lubricant. (nice try) But you are correct on the spoke prep.

How many co-ops do you know about in nothern California ? Speak for your own area. Our co-ops build and...
01-15-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 820
Posted By frogman

I agree. If the wheel is assembled properly you...

I agree. If the wheel is assembled properly you don't need to try and rely on spoke prep in liue of proper tensioning. We have retensioned our share of
wheels from co-ops.
01-14-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By frogman

It is the fault of the tube if it was damaged...

It is the fault of the tube if it was damaged during assembly duh !!
Now that damage is the fault of any number of things as discusssed.
It isn't a simple question and requires some detective work...
01-14-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,648
Posted By frogman

Same here rsbob. One of my favorite rides is the...

Same here rsbob. One of my favorite rides is the Silverado Trail by St. Helena CA. Beautiful road with about an 8 foot paved shoulder. Great scenery going by the Napa Valley wineries. Usually there...
01-14-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 919
Posted By frogman

I wave. No shave

I wave.
No shave
01-14-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By frogman

BlazingPedals speaks the truth. :thumb: I...

BlazingPedals speaks the truth. :thumb:
I bought some cheap talcum powder at the dollar store and after adding a little air to give it some shape I run the tube through my hand full of talcum powder...
01-14-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,556
Posted By frogman

Nice smokescreen over N2deep. You didn't address...

Nice smokescreen over N2deep. You didn't address his concerns at all. Instead a rant about how great your co-op efforts are. I agree with N2deep. We raise our kids and can't always afford the higher...
01-13-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,556
Posted By frogman

If we aren't capable of doing a basic safety...

If we aren't capable of doing a basic safety check on a bicycle from Walmart before using it then it's our problem not Walmart. We they are not high quality bikes but you get what you pay for.
01-11-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 626
Posted By frogman

:lol::lol:

:lol::lol:
01-11-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,018
Posted By frogman

Same here. I guess we have to live with the...

Same here. I guess we have to live with the shame. :cry:
Forum: Introductions
01-11-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By frogman

Welcome aboard ! Looking forward to updates on...

Welcome aboard ! Looking forward to updates on your rebuild.
I see you are in Petaluma CA, I live in Napa. Enjoying the great riding weather lately !
01-11-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By frogman

Yep

Yep
01-11-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 626
Posted By frogman

What is your motivation to reduce the weight of...

What is your motivation to reduce the weight of your brakes all about ? How about the rest of the bike ?
01-10-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By frogman

Thats interesting. Maybe I should just leave well...

Thats interesting. Maybe I should just leave well enough alone. I see what you are saying about the ergonomics. Not neccessarily smoother but a tad more distance the thumb has to push the shift lever...
01-10-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By frogman

It is friction shifting. Sounds like I would be...

It is friction shifting. Sounds like I would be better off to get an 8 speed cassette and be done with it. I really don't need
9 speeds on my mountainbike. I am thinking it might be a little...
01-10-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By frogman

Shimano 9 speed cassette to 8 speed

My mountain bike has a Shimano 9 speed freehub and cassette. What would be involved to convert the cassette to 8 speed ?
I suppose the spacers are different thickness, so may be better off to just...
12-28-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By frogman

If you have enough cable, you can cut it about...

If you have enough cable, you can cut it about 1/2" shorter, back where it isn't frayed, and squrt some super glue on the end and then you can push it through. But since you said it is too short as...
12-28-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By frogman

In our neck of the woods,, in northern CA, we see...

In our neck of the woods,, in northern CA, we see a lot of crazy mountain bike repairs. There is a lot of trails where they torture test the bikes. The malady in this thread and others happen. ...
12-27-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By frogman

It should be obvious to the most casual viewer he...

It should be obvious to the most casual viewer he said "flip side" on the photo. Nothing wrong with the photo. And it can happen while shifting while climbing.
We have had this same repair in our...
12-26-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By frogman

It isn't a bad wobble just a slight one and...

It isn't a bad wobble just a slight one and doesn't affect the shifting. From what I heard a little bit is normal. I will flush/lube and quit over thinking it :foo:

thanks guys
12-26-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By frogman

It rocks back and forth when the cassette is not...

It rocks back and forth when the cassette is not spinning. I will see if the lock ring is tight. Highly possible I guess, havent checked it over in quite a while.
12-26-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By frogman

Need New Freehub ?

I have an old GT Agressor 26" mountain bike with 26" wheels. It has a Shimano FH-RM40-8 rear hub. When I spin the rear wheel without cranking, the cassette doesnt rotate of course when not...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,097
Posted By frogman

You will think I am nuts but when I wear wool...

You will think I am nuts but when I wear wool shirts or jerseys the stink is almost non existant.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By frogman

I like the red, looks great. The black is...

I like the red, looks great. The black is meh........ Like said earlier, black is not in vogue anymore.
12-23-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,598
Posted By frogman

A good bike for me is one that I spend more time...

A good bike for me is one that I spend more time riding it than fixing it....................
12-23-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,271
Posted By frogman

I loved the Rider -1 hindsight ! He...

I loved the Rider -1 hindsight ! He would have it all planned out ahead haha

Mike Tyson said this:
"They all had a plan till they got hit in the face" :D
12-21-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By frogman

Had this issue a while back also. I turned out...

Had this issue a while back also. I turned out to be my pedal bearings that were dry and long over due for lube.
Let us know what you discover !
12-21-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By frogman

My first thought was the wheel not true and the...

My first thought was the wheel not true and the brake pads rubbing but you said you loosened the brake pads. I would remove the quick link and remove the chain next.
Then roll it along and see if...
12-21-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,467
Posted By frogman

I also ask why not pull over to the right and...

I also ask why not pull over to the right and ride on the shoulder until the car passes. The video contradicts your statement that the shoulder is only 8 to 10" wide.
It is obviuous to even a...
11-26-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By frogman

Are our Bike Forums about cars ? Why would ask...

Are our Bike Forums about cars ? Why would ask about old cars ? :lol:
There are vintage bike forums in the BF group of forums.

I wish I was in closer proximity to the group, I would love to...
11-25-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By frogman

Stuck bottom bracket

Stuck bottom bracket
11-24-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By frogman

I am thankful for continuing to be able to enjoy...

I am thankful for continuing to be able to enjoy cycling. It has helping me to maintain my fitness as I get older. I enjoy cycling the trails and the wind blowing by me. If I have a bad day the...
11-23-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By frogman

veganbikes, thanks for the tip, I will try the...

veganbikes, thanks for the tip, I will try the white vinegar.
11-22-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By frogman

I didn't miss your constructive comment. Very...

I didn't miss your constructive comment. Very nice.
Did you miiss the part where I asked if you could omit the sarcastic digs ?
11-22-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By frogman

Please try to limit yourself to just offering...

Please try to limit yourself to just offering constructive comments with out the sarcastic digs..................................
11-22-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By frogman

I second the screw extractor.

I second the screw extractor.
11-21-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By frogman

Gorgeous bike ! Please give us an update after...

Gorgeous bike ! Please give us an update after its maiden voyage !
11-20-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By frogman

My Favorite Bike Shop

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11-20-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,186
Posted By frogman

Turtle Speed you hit the nail on the head. I...

Turtle Speed you hit the nail on the head. I took off my spoke protector long ago also so I wouldn't have to live in shame.:D
11-19-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,098
Posted By frogman

I also like riding in the evening and come home...

I also like riding in the evening and come home after dark. I combine my photography hobby with cycling and enjoy taking pictures from just moonlight lighting. Not while I am riding though, haha. ...
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