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02-21-24, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Camilo

I made one of these: ...

I made one of these: https://youtu.be/DaWZ_uoE9TY?si=biUluLoo_A2k2sMp

Later I got a genuine Park dishing tool on the free table at a bike swap. The home made one works just as well. The Park tool...
02-20-24, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By SurferRosa

You then flip it around in the frame to see if...

You then flip it around in the frame to see if it's actually off center on one side (or if the problem lies elsewhere, like with fork alignment). If it's actually not dished correctly, you merely do...
02-20-24, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Iride01

I don't think it'll matter much to anything you...

I don't think it'll matter much to anything you do with the bike as far as riding it. However since you noticed it, you should at least check that it is properly in the fork ends.

I might imagine...
02-20-24, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By mpetry912

can you ride straight with no hands ? that will...

can you ride straight with no hands ? that will tell you something.

you might be able to confirm the assymetry by flipping the wheel over

/markp
02-20-24, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By FBinNY

Need to sort out the chaff. First, get into...

Need to sort out the chaff.

First, get into the habit of mounting wheels on the ground with the bike (reasonably) vertical. This will allow gravity to consistently seat axles in the dropouts,...
02-20-24, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, it could be the rim is not dished properly,...

Yes, it could be the rim is not dished properly, could also be missing or have an extra axle spacer or possibly the dropouts are not squared.
01-14-24, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,828
Posted By FBinNY

The reference to caustic cleaners and fracture...

The reference to caustic cleaners and fracture relates to radicals, ie. hydrogen or chlorine, which can migrate into the steel and degrade the crystal structure.

So, while typical petroleum...
12-19-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Jughed

Stock wheels suck in many cases. I've posted here...

Stock wheels suck in many cases. I've posted here about the stock wheels on my ALR5 - I've had the rear hub/freehub rebuilt 3 times over 10k miles...

That being said, I agree - the rims he listed...
12-19-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Koyote

I can't recall ever seeing a hub that couldn't be...

I can't recall ever seeing a hub that couldn't be serviced -- so please explain what "non-serviceable" means. Perhaps someone can help.

I doubt that a 2021 bike's hubs would need service, anyway,...
12-18-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That's what I was thinking, but I',m not up on...

That's what I was thinking, but I',m not up on the latest.
I wouldn't expect an Allez to have "too clunky" wheels.

OP- A deep V type wheel tends to be heavier and are designed more for constant...
12-18-23, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Koyote

These wheels...

These wheels (https://shop.visiontechusa.com/en/wheelsets/road/team-35-comp-sl?_ga=2.154677880.1356320939.1702932132-117510866.1702932132)? Relatively heavy, not very aero, and likely not much of an...
12-18-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Iride01

Is your current wheelset one that doesn't have...

Is your current wheelset one that doesn't have much of a profile or section on the rims? Weight wise, you likely aren't going to be any better with that new wheelset. If you regularly ride fairly...
12-18-23, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By FBinNY

Whether it's worth it or not depends more than...

Whether it's worth it or not depends more than anything else on the condition of what you already have.

There's a big difference between choosing a replacement when necessary, and upgrading from a...
09-27-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,755
Posted By Koyote

I once asked a professional mechanic a question...

I once asked a professional mechanic a question much like the OP's. His response: "Yeah, setting up a two-bolt seatpost takes a couple beers."
09-27-23, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,755
Posted By cyclic_eric

Sorry - not the saddle, the seatpost head pieces...

Sorry - not the saddle, the seatpost head pieces to lube for smooth tilt movement. I edited my post for clarity.
09-26-23, 01:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,755
Posted By grumpus

On two-bolt seat-posts the screws are usually...

On two-bolt seat-posts the screws are usually pulling at different angles, so when they're tightened they must be at different tensions, because trigonometry.
09-25-23, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,755
Posted By Crankycrank

And don't sweat it. Most 2 bolt clamps are a...

And don't sweat it. Most 2 bolt clamps are a royal PITA. I have 3 different ones and dread changing saddles or changing a saddle/post to a different bike. Be patient and as mentioned go back and...
09-25-23, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,755
Posted By FBinNY

Don't obsess about the tension. Focus on the...

Don't obsess about the tension. Focus on the results. The clamp is on a rocker, and the LENGTH of the bolts fore and aft determine the angle. We all have our own approach, mine is to put light...
09-25-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,755
Posted By Iride01

If you are comparing the force of unscrewing one...

If you are comparing the force of unscrewing one to the force of tightening the other, those will never match.

Just adjust your saddle to the tilt you want it and make sure both bolts are snug...
09-25-23, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,755
Posted By choddo

They affect each other as you zero in on getting...

They affect each other as you zero in on getting it level. In that example you describe, just ease the front off a bit so that you can loosen the back and then re-tighten the front. By doing so, the...
09-24-23, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,072
Posted By masi61

You say they both failed at the edge of the...

You say they both failed at the edge of the reinforcement by the valve. This prompts me to ask: how is your inflation technique? Are you inadvertently pushing the valve in (or pulling it out) too...
07-06-23, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,475
Posted By etherhuffer

Any oldsters remember this stuff? Great idea, put...

Any oldsters remember this stuff? Great idea, put graphite in oil! Until I had to pull the head off and every gasket in my 73 Nova 250 cid 6 cyl had turned to stone. It also didn't help with...
07-05-23, 12:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,475
Posted By SkinGriz

Use up what you have and donít worry about the...

Use up what you have and donít worry about the little details.

I think thatís the big picture of chain lube.
07-05-23, 11:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,475
Posted By squirtdad

waste of time and money Just buy bike...

waste of time and money

Just buy bike specific lube that matches your need, wet, dry, etc.
07-04-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,475
Posted By Camilo

Chain-L Lube Buy Now...

Chain-L Lube Buy Now (http://chain-l.com/Buynow.html)

No need to do that anymore, but if you do, think about using hypoid gear oil instead of bar oil, at least that's what it seems to me that...
07-04-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,475
Posted By Crankycrank

Order direct from the man himself. Chain-L Lube...

Order direct from the man himself. Chain-L Lube Buy Now (https://chain-l.com/Buynow.html)
07-04-23, 05:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,475
Posted By Schweinhund

Ever heard of Chain-L? wot about wd-40? teflube?...

Ever heard of Chain-L? wot about wd-40? teflube? Someone invented all of those. The Chain-L inventor is one of the guys here.
07-02-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By SpeedofLite

Tosrv 1973

Sure. Here it is.

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07-02-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By SpeedofLite

Plus two more. ...

Plus two more.

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...
06-11-23, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,074
Posted By scrandalla

Little things

Washed, polished, new seat, new pedals, new handlebar tape. Little things make a difference....
06-05-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By cyccommute

Assuming by “the bottom of the tube” you mean the...

Assuming by “the bottom of the tube” you mean the slit occurred on the rim side of the tube rather than tire side, here’s a hypothesis I’ve come up with to explain a recurrent problem I’ve had over...
06-01-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By Bad Lag

Do not feed ChatGPT. It is a troll of the...

Do not feed ChatGPT. It is a troll of the highest order.
06-01-23, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By SirMike1983

I was going to say, it's like a mishmash of...

I was going to say, it's like a mishmash of pieces of other poems repurposes for a bicycle. More like Doctor Frankenstein putting together sections of diced-up corpses.
05-28-23, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By CliffordK

I can usually do up to about 20 miles without...

I can usually do up to about 20 miles without water, but beyond that I like to have a bit of water... And if hot, quite a bit of water.

Temperature outside will make a difference, and perhaps...
05-28-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By Iride01

60 kilometers is about 42 miles. I would have...

60 kilometers is about 42 miles. I would have drank about 2Ĺ bottles, if I'd ridden that far solo.

Don't know if that's why you were feverish, but it sounds plausible. Usually if I don't...
05-28-23, 02:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By CliffordK

Interesting. Hard exercise on a hot day can...

Interesting. Hard exercise on a hot day can raise the body temperature somewhat, but I'd think it would come back down post ride fairly quickly.

A couple of decades ago I ran two marathons. ...
05-24-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By HillRider

I expect that "26mm" description is more a...

I expect that "26mm" description is more a marketing term than a real size difference from the common 25mm tires. Perhaps it's done to make the buyer (that's you) think they are truly different and...
05-23-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By KerryIrons

The difference between brands of tires with the...

The difference between brands of tires with the same marking is greater than 1 mm. Some tires run wider and some run narrower. The difference between brands will be greater than the 1 mm you are...
05-22-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Crankycrank

There is usually a 1-2mm difference between...

There is usually a 1-2mm difference between labeled width and actual width with different models and manufacturers of tires and rim width can make a little bit of a difference as well. Most will be...
05-22-23, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By shelbyfv

If you take the opportunity to upgrade to a...

If you take the opportunity to upgrade to a better tire, your ride quality will improve.;)
05-22-23, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By alcjphil

Think about it. The difference in theory between...

Think about it. The difference in theory between 25 mm and 26 mm is 1 mm.
You won't notice it
05-22-23, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By shelbyfv

25s will be fine if you don't have clearance for...

25s will be fine if you don't have clearance for 28s. 3-4mm clearance is enough. Chainstays and fork crown are the usual tight spots.
05-17-23, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By delbiker1

Here is a set of Sora for $6: ...

Here is a set of Sora for $6:

...
05-17-23, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By veganbikes

The 105 ones should work. I wouldn't put the KCNC...

The 105 ones should work. I wouldn't put the KCNC ones on as I believe those are aluminum so will be noisier with little benefit and the Elvis pulleys are not ones I have seen or heard of so those a...
05-10-23, 06:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,295
Posted By smd4

The Silca Pista Plus has a THREADED Schrader...

The Silca Pista Plus has a THREADED Schrader valve at the end of the hose.

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If...
05-10-23, 10:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,295
Posted By SJX426

I went used on Silca pumps, Parts readily...

I went used on Silca pumps, Parts readily available. Had to refurbish the check valve. Over 20 years use.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50994307857_186e7658fa_b.jpg...
05-10-23, 07:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,295
Posted By Crankycrank

SKS Rennkompressor is another good one. Super...

SKS Rennkompressor is another good one. Super sturdy and replacement parts are available. Mines about 10yrs old and gets used around 3 times a week and is still all original. A little pricey these...
05-10-23, 06:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,295
Posted By bboy314

Silca pumps are beautiful, and for some reason...

Silca pumps are beautiful, and for some reason Iíve always had terrible luck with their reliability. Personally Iíd pick the Lezyne, I havenít used their floor pumps much but do have good experiences...
05-06-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By maddog34

try an Ultegra or XT Shimano chain... typical...

try an Ultegra or XT Shimano chain... typical retail is lower than (like,about 2/3 the YBN or less!)the YBN, and they are OUTSTANDING Chains with a great reputation.

If you insist on trying the...
05-06-23, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I place little value on a chain's cosmetics or...

I place little value on a chain's cosmetics or weight. So I would just get the same chain unless there was some reason why I wanted to spend more $.

Chains are like tires in that they are a...
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