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05-04-24, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By NVFlinch

I feel your pain, or actually, I felt pain after...

I feel your pain, or actually, I felt pain after getting pasted last fall and having a broken pelvis - off the bike for months. Fortunately there were three witnesses, and the uninsured,...
04-24-24, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Mr. 66

I have that 45' stem and I think it was a stock...

I have that 45' stem and I think it was a stock trek item. I haven’t had many Trek mtb with the threadless headset. I think it came off a lugged 930 model.
04-23-24, 02:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By hidetaka

When my front Ti skewer stretches too much I move...

When my front Ti skewer stretches too much I move it to the rear and get a new front one ;)
04-22-24, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By Smaug1

I had a situation once where we were trying to...

I had a situation once where we were trying to figure out the logistics of dropping my wife's car off for body work when she couldn't pick me up from the shop. (as she took our daughter's car to work...
04-19-24, 03:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By madpogue

This should be on a coffee mug.

This should be on a coffee mug.
04-19-24, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By roadcrankr

Quote: Originally Posted by SurferRosa As I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SurferRosa
As I see it, you have options:

1. Give him the less minty one.
2. Rent a bike to him.
3. Buy him a skateboard.
4. Don't talk to that person anymore....
04-17-24, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Arrowana

Sram also makes shifters that work with Shimano...

Sram also makes shifters that work with Shimano derailleurs, you probably have one. A Sram grip shifter intended to work with a Sram 8/9 speed derailleur will usually have 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 or other...
04-16-24, 08:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,963
Posted By RustyJames

What I do as a BUYER on Marketplace, OfferUp,...

What I do as a BUYER on Marketplace, OfferUp, etc.;
- I don’t use the formatted “is this available” or whatever template is offered. I ask specific questions about things not mentioned in the ad. ...
04-16-24, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 407,512
Posted By daverup

That looks like it. Here are a couple of pics,...

That looks like it.
Here are a couple of pics, excuse the dust.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20240416_083714_82fab2620fec22f435873f50765aa8050c87a735.jpg...
04-16-24, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 407,512
Posted By daverup

That's all part of the Burley trailercycle setup....

That's all part of the Burley trailercycle setup. The rack is part of it. This is a better setup than we had 30+ years ago.
04-14-24, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By mattkime

I replaced the cable and it made a HUGE...

I replaced the cable and it made a HUGE difference. I've only seen poor shifting from a worn out cable, not difficult lever actuation.

Luckily the bike will get passed down to my younger son. This...
04-11-24, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By Bald Paul

You want to bet on that?

You want to bet on that?
04-11-24, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By MikeDeason

It was a Norco Mountain Bike hybrid I rode for 25...

It was a Norco Mountain Bike hybrid I rode for 25 yrs. Got $250 for it as it had a bunch in new parts installed not long ago.
04-11-24, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By MikeDeason

Grab and runs are very common here especially...

Grab and runs are very common here especially with electronics. I would assume bike and rides are as well based on the number of buyers who arrived on foot. I started texting them through the app...
04-10-24, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 407,512
Posted By daverup

Once it warms up a bit, I'll be pulling the...

Once it warms up a bit, I'll be pulling the grandkid around on the trailer bike.
I use my converted 89 Axis XT for that fun.
...
04-10-24, 10:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,963
Posted By smd4

Because back in the day, that's all there was.

Because back in the day, that's all there was.
04-09-24, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By MikeDeason

People that come to look are all conveniently on...

People that come to look are all conveniently on foot and took “transit”. I saw one guy get dropped off about a block from my place. Taking it off Marketplace and going to try and sell local on...
04-08-24, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By MikeDeason

So no cash no test ride. I got an “ I’ll EMT or...

So no cash no test ride. I got an “ I’ll EMT or hit the ATM if I like the test ride”.

Turned it down.
03-26-24, 12:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,775
Posted By oldbobcat

Right. Bicycle hydraulic brakes are...

Right.

Bicycle hydraulic brakes are self-adjusting. That's why when you squeeze the lever without a rotor between the pads you have to pry the caliper open to get the wheel back on. If you doubt...
03-09-24, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By browngw

I picked up an 88-89 Norco Bush Pilot last year...

I picked up an 88-89 Norco Bush Pilot last year and just started tearing it down a few days ago. It seems to weirdly have a 25mm seat post. The Norco bike shop in town seemed to think there were some...
03-08-24, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Hummer

I have a 1985 Norco Bush Pilot. Seat post...

I have a 1985 Norco Bush Pilot. Seat post diameter 25.4mm.
02-28-24, 12:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By Duragrouch

I commend your weld fabrication of similar. ...

I commend your weld fabrication of similar.

I recognize the bolt from my childhood cheap and vintage bikes, some of my bikes had that projection all the way across to the other side I think. But...
02-24-24, 04:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By JoeTBM

So, you are looking for these, I know you said...

So, you are looking for these, I know you said you wanted a quantity and this is for individual. Maybe a call to this LBS (BTW this is the LBS I used to go to when I lived on LI) is worth a shot. I...
02-19-24, 11:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,464
Posted By Aardwolf

+1 for using a Dremmel and a cutting wheel, I've...

+1 for using a Dremmel and a cutting wheel, I've tried cable cutters but they always squish it a bit and leave jaggies.

I don't use that modern shift cable outer (pre 84 bikes) so I like my Bowden...
01-14-24, 02:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,569
Posted By sfh

Right. Honestly, the whole thing got in motion...

Right. Honestly, the whole thing got in motion because I was in a hurry when I first noticed they didn't turn as easily as I wanted. Should have been a lot more cautious then instead of rounding out...
01-13-24, 02:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,840
Posted By Eyes Roll

"Right Foot & Curb" brake. Love it. ...

"Right Foot & Curb" brake. Love it.

https://toolsofchange.com/userfiles/Image/Cyclist%20Footrest.jpg
12-18-23, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By Alan K

If your fee payment reaches their bank, I imagine...

If your fee payment reaches their bank, I imagine you pass the test. ;)
12-07-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By Jicafold

Eyeball it and find something that looks close....

Eyeball it and find something that looks close. Then use a grinder to make it fit.
12-06-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,013
Posted By 13ollocks

So, did the pin come out or did the hitch or...

So, did the pin come out or did the hitch or receiver fail? The pin is not structural - it's there to properly locate the hitch in the receiver and to ensure that the hitch doesn't subsequently slip...
12-06-23, 03:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,013
Posted By nomadmax

No way in the world I'd have perched any of my...

No way in the world I'd have perched any of my bikes on a hitch rack that didn't use a thru and thru pin to secure it. I'm surprised the OP didn't have a failure before now. You don't need a manual...
12-06-23, 03:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,658
Posted By 100bikes

My tag is 100bikes. I'm down to about 75...

My tag is 100bikes.

I'm down to about 75 right now.

Just closed the warehouse and moved to much smaller storage,
so no real organization and photos aren't possible now.

Bicycles are my...
12-03-23, 05:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,122
Posted By Trakhak

Guessing you're unfamiliar with Rocky Mountain...

Guessing you're unfamiliar with Rocky Mountain bikes, if that's what you're referring to. They've been around since the mid-'80's and are not Walmart bikes.

See, for example, this $4K-plus...
12-02-23, 08:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,153
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Tire pressure is all about trial and error....

Tire pressure is all about trial and error. Different tires and tires sizes react differently at different pressures. This is very easy to experiment with, as your tires will gradually deflate after...
12-02-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,509
Posted By deacon mark

To me it is just a bike not a put away collectors...

To me it is just a bike not a put away collectors item. They get scratched and fall over, and sometimes we ride in the rain and mess. This does not include the hopefull few crashes. Bikes are simply...
11-19-23, 06:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,299
Posted By Maelochs

I don't use google .... but search engines are...

I don't use google .... but search engines are not hard to use. Winnowing bad results is a lot easier than going to the library to find that there are no books on the particular subject ..... are...
11-08-23, 02:17 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,785
Posted By storckm

Maybe I'm risking death by not replacing my...

Maybe I'm risking death by not replacing my cables annually, but I commute by bicycle year round and don't replace the cables anything like yearly. And I certainly don't need to rewrap my bars unless...
10-31-23, 05:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,782
Posted By DorkDisk

Force40 those things were called; I still use a...

Force40 those things were called; I still use a pair of the newer versions, and I like it. I even a have a NOS set as spare. You also saw these on smaller frames where the cable comes from below...
10-30-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,782
Posted By maddog34

it's a Cannondale "invention"... and they sucked,...

it's a Cannondale "invention"... and they sucked, which explains why they were "first Generation"... the second Gen. also sucked, but they looked better, so.....

both generations are now...
10-30-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,331
Posted By oldbobcat

Or a used bike with a warranty from a reputable...

Or a used bike with a warranty from a reputable reseller like The Pro's Closet.
10-30-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By oldbobcat

He didn't say he was having trouble shifting. He...

He didn't say he was having trouble shifting. He said there was noise coming from the vicinity of the cassette, when using the smaller cogs, under load. He said the chain isn't worn but said nothing...
10-27-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 805
Posted By 88ss

Rode my age today and other milestones....

Today got in 63 miles, not a big deal for most serious cyclists, but it is not something I usually do, I prefer shorter faster rides than long ones at lower speeds. It was not really planned, I had...
10-25-23, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By spclark

Find somebody with an ultrasonic cleaner, give...

Find somebody with an ultrasonic cleaner, give that DR a bath for five to ten minutes in dish soap & water.

If the spring's intact the bath should help, then re-lube with something like ATF or...
10-23-23, 06:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,849
Posted By Jeff Neese

Honestly, this whole thing is ridiculous. ...

Honestly, this whole thing is ridiculous.

You either work on your own bikes, or you don't. If you do, then learning to swap handlebars, along with the associated removal and reinstallation of...
10-23-23, 06:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,254
Posted By PeteHski

Or they just pointlessly rant on forums.

Or they just pointlessly rant on forums.
10-23-23, 05:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,254
Posted By ralphs

Benign solvents such as Mineral Spriits, IPA, and...

Benign solvents such as Mineral Spriits, IPA, and Goo Gone are about as strong as I would use on painted surfaces.
However, I had a bike that had a lot of dried-on duct tape on the frame. Fully...
10-22-23, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 935
Posted By icemilkcoffee

So why do you think they suck? Both my kids'...

So why do you think they suck? Both my kids' bikes have grip shifters. They seem fine to me.
10-20-23, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Iride01 usually is totally correct with his...

Iride01 usually is totally correct with his advice but this is one of those rare occasions where he is not.
That is an excellent frame.
You do want to continue with an Ashtabula ONE PIECE CRANK!...
10-20-23, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By 777funk

That's it! I love the way he has the...

That's it! I love the way he has the troubleshooting section for noises.
10-20-23, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By ljsense

Yeah, I'd guess spoke too. As you true and...

Yeah, I'd guess spoke too. As you true and tension your wheels, you can also hit the spoke crossings with a little silicon spray lube, or Boeshield or something like that.
10-13-23, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By thumpism

Bike mechanics/shops on TV.

I don't expect much input on this topic but I felt obligated to post having just seen an old episode of Grimm on the tube, one call "Heartbreaker," one I'd never seen before when the series...
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