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08-04-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By dsbrantjr

From Adam Savage's Savage Industries: ...

From Adam Savage's Savage Industries: https://adamsavage.com/collections/accessories/products/savage-industries-apron
08-03-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By dsbrantjr

Brass is also much less likely to corrode and...

Brass is also much less likely to corrode and freeze onto the spoke.
08-03-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By dsbrantjr

There is a "witness line" around the tire above...

There is a "witness line" around the tire above the bead. You need to check that this line is evenly spaced from the rim before inflating the tire.
07-31-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By dsbrantjr

And no butchering your dropout.

And no butchering your dropout.
07-29-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 492
Posted By dsbrantjr

The things which stop your bike are brakes not...

The things which stop your bike are brakes not "breaks".
07-27-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By dsbrantjr

The "B" screw will likely need adjustment also. ...

The "B" screw will likely need adjustment also. Don't forget to size the new chain properly.
07-25-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By dsbrantjr

I find that Harbor Freight tools lend themselves...

I find that Harbor Freight tools lend themselves to being ground down, bent, welded to and otherwise modified. I would not want to do any of those things to my pre-Wal-Mart Craftsman, Snap-On or...
07-24-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,353
Posted By dsbrantjr

And bigger steps between ratios than a triple...

And bigger steps between ratios than a triple with a closer-spaced cassette.
07-23-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would advise the use of a Dremel®-type tool...

I would advise the use of a Dremel®-type tool with an abrasive cutting wheel to make those cuts. If you use a diagonal cutter, bolt cutter or similar it will leave a peaked cut with sharp, pointy...
07-19-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 860
Posted By dsbrantjr

https://www.kstoerz.com/gearcalc/compare/

https://www.kstoerz.com/gearcalc/compare/
07-19-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 860
Posted By dsbrantjr

Replacing the cassette with a 11, 12, 13, or 14...

Replacing the cassette with a 11, 12, 13, or 14 to 28 (14 to 28 would be my choice, I can't push 53x11) one would give you a ~20% lower low gear. You will probably need a new chain but I believe...
07-19-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,946
Posted By dsbrantjr

Yes, it is specifically designed to prevent...

Yes, it is specifically designed to prevent dissimilar metal (steel vs Ti in your case) electrolytic corrosion in marine environments; think sweat and road salts. ...
07-18-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By dsbrantjr

I don't but I do grease the lock ring threads,...

I don't but I do grease the lock ring threads, and all other threaded connections. I use Tef-Gel for dissimilar metal connections.
07-17-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By dsbrantjr

How is the rear derailleur/hanger alignment?

How is the rear derailleur/hanger alignment?
07-17-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By dsbrantjr

I forgot to mention that DEET insect repellent...

I forgot to mention that DEET insect repellent EATS rubber.
07-14-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By dsbrantjr

That freewheel (not cassette) is a special one...

That freewheel (not cassette) is a special one with a slip mechanism for use with the Shimano Front Freewheel System, and may have specialized lubrication requirements. ...
07-11-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By dsbrantjr

Using zero-centered rules will eliminate the need...

Using zero-centered rules will eliminate the need for mental math: https://www.geionline.com/rulers/center-finding-zero-centered/
https://www.fine-tools.com/center-finding-ruler.html
07-09-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 361
Posted By dsbrantjr

Shellacked cloth tape looks great finished off...

Shellacked cloth tape looks great finished off with jute twine wrappings.
07-05-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By dsbrantjr

The limit screws will not move anything unless...

The limit screws will not move anything unless the derailleur is against one of the stops.
07-05-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,865
Posted By dsbrantjr

Idiot fans and barriers are nothing new. In the...

Idiot fans and barriers are nothing new. In the 1968 Olympics the soccer stadium had a moat around the field to protect the players, and especially referees, from the fans. From an LA Times...
07-04-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By dsbrantjr

I think that the safest course would be to use...

I think that the safest course would be to use 31.8mm Thumbies and shim them to fit the bar. Reducing the bar diameter will concentrate stresses at the ends of the reduced section, potentially...
07-01-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By dsbrantjr

Worn patches? Do you skid your rear wheel...

Worn patches? Do you skid your rear wheel frequently while braking?
07-01-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By dsbrantjr

Since your chain moves back and forth along the...

Since your chain moves back and forth along the cassette and possibly front chain rings I find that chain line is less of a concern than with a single speed/fixed gear setup.

Am I the only one...
07-01-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 549
Posted By dsbrantjr

A coating of lubricant helps a lot to avoid this.

A coating of lubricant helps a lot to avoid this.
07-01-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 549
Posted By dsbrantjr

Hex drive tools (any drivers, actually) should be...

Hex drive tools (any drivers, actually) should be considered consumables which will need to be replaced when they become worn; a worn tool is more likely to strip out a drive recess. Hex drivers can...
06-29-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By dsbrantjr

I'd go with the stainless (technically,...

I'd go with the stainless (technically, corrosion-resistant) option in a high-rust area. Any flaw or porosity in Ni plating, including those ind uced by assembly, will expose the underlying...
06-26-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By dsbrantjr

That dent on the end of the post looks like it...

That dent on the end of the post looks like it may have gotten slammed down onto a water bottle bolt/boss. Having said that I would agree with the other posters who advise replacement.
06-18-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By dsbrantjr

In general, SRAM shifters with names, like...

In general, SRAM shifters with names, like "Attack" will work with Shimano derailleurs. SRAM shifters with numbers, like X.1 and X.3 will index correctly with SRAM derailleurs.
06-17-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By dsbrantjr

You will need to use whichever spacer or...

You will need to use whichever spacer or combination causes the cassette to stand 1 or 2 mm proud of the freehub, so that the lock ring clamps against the cassette and not the end of the freehub. If...
06-14-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By dsbrantjr

Check out laboratory wash bottles or soldering...

Check out laboratory wash bottles or soldering flux applicator bottles. The latter often come with nice dropper needles and caps.
06-13-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By dsbrantjr

I used to own a small boat and I found that it...

I used to own a small boat and I found that it was faster and easier to just throw my money into the water! Flying sailplanes wasn't cheap either.
06-12-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By dsbrantjr

This is one of the many downsides and few (to me)...

This is one of the many downsides and few (to me) upsides of through-the-frame cable routing. Call me old-fashioned....
06-12-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By dsbrantjr

Since I find that brakes are kind of important, I...

Since I find that brakes are kind of important, I am not a fan of using other than the manufacturer's recommended fluids, but please give it a try and let us know how it goes.
06-10-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By dsbrantjr

"Scandium" bike frames are basically 7075-type...

"Scandium" bike frames are basically 7075-type aluminum alloy with about 2% scandium in the alloy.
06-05-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By dsbrantjr

There is generally also more weight on the rear...

There is generally also more weight on the rear tire. Also, if you are a heavy user of the rear brake (you should learn to use the front, instead) it will wear the rear tire, especially if you skid...
05-30-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By dsbrantjr

You are courting disaster. You had better ensure...

You are courting disaster. You had better ensure that the chain is long enough to shift comfortably into big-big or you will have a very unpleasant surprise when (not if) you forget and shift into...
05-30-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 953
Posted By dsbrantjr

It looks like the UN300 is the new Shimano square...

It looks like the UN300 is the new Shimano square taper BB offering.
05-28-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would strongly recommend brass nipples rather...

I would strongly recommend brass nipples rather than aluminum.
05-20-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By dsbrantjr

Get rid of the link wire and use a straddle...

Get rid of the link wire and use a straddle cable/hanger arrangement.
05-20-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 773
Posted By dsbrantjr

Those don't look like interrupter levers to me,...

Those don't look like interrupter levers to me, since they have a pocket for the cable end fitting showing on the bottom two photos.
05-15-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By dsbrantjr

Maybe the hub needs a shift cable adjustment.

Maybe the hub needs a shift cable adjustment.
05-15-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By dsbrantjr

In addition to this you might consider extending...

In addition to this you might consider extending the wires a bit; if it is too short now it is not going to get any longer by re-terminating it. It is hard to tell for sure but those look like what...
05-15-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By dsbrantjr

You can lower your bars further with a stem with...

You can lower your bars further with a stem with a greater down-angle.
05-11-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By dsbrantjr

The Bike Police will not give you a ticket for...

The Bike Police will not give you a ticket for riding a man's bike; if you find one which fits you get it and ride it. .
05-10-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By dsbrantjr

Check to make certain that there is sufficient...

Check to make certain that there is sufficient clearance across the whole cassette, not just the big cog.
05-10-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By dsbrantjr

Titanium is not a miracle material, it has...

Titanium is not a miracle material, it has definite downsides and weaknesses and needs to be designed to an application, not just substituted for steel.
05-09-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By dsbrantjr

If you must use a single bolt for a rack and a...

If you must use a single bolt for a rack and a fender, the rack should go to the inside (against the frame) to minimize the bending stress on the bolt.
05-07-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By dsbrantjr

It is trivial to do this with a quick link.

It is trivial to do this with a quick link.
05-06-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By dsbrantjr

Try cleaning and greasing the pedal and crank...

Try cleaning and greasing the pedal and crank threads and properly torqueing the pedals. Also try swapping in a known-quiet pair.
05-03-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By dsbrantjr

Clearly, the top cap makers are in cahoots with...

Clearly, the top cap makers are in cahoots with the spacer manufacturers.
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