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12-09-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Wattsup

One word: price!

One word: price!
12-08-23, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Wattsup

Repair stands, anyone using sandbags?

I just bought a Park PCS 10.3 stand to replace my $50 4-leg Walmart special, and was initially impressed with the Park's stability, that is until I removed one wheel from the bike. With that rear...
12-07-23, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By Wattsup

You send bad ones back?

You send bad ones back?
09-19-23, 10:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,094
Posted By Wattsup

Just buy a digital torque adapter, ($35) the kind...

Just buy a digital torque adapter, ($35) the kind linked up-thread. Connect it to your clicker set to a certain torque, then go use it on a fixed bolt. Compare digital reading to clicker setting.
08-19-23, 07:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,712
Posted By Wattsup

Top of the line Park Tool, TS-4.2, will do 6in...

Top of the line Park Tool, TS-4.2, will do 6in tires and 250mm hubs. Price has been raised to $569, but REI is still selling them for $479. Get 10% back in rewards, another 5% if you use their credit...
08-16-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,695
Posted By Wattsup

I kind of used all three resources, Clarkson,...

I kind of used all three resources, Clarkson, Park and Musson, but gave priority to Musson. One thing I didn't do per Musson (because I was impatient!) was to use tape on the spokes to measure spoke...
08-12-23, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By Wattsup

When I started the thread, I didn't have access...

When I started the thread, I didn't have access to a stand to try various solutions. Now I do! A short bolt about 3/8" wide works great, fits under the cam, and nothing sticks out the front.
07-27-23, 06:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,695
Posted By Wattsup

On their website they quote $80 for a wheel...

On their website they quote $80 for a wheel rebuild plus materials....spokes and nipples I guess. No guarantee they won't mark those up a bit. They quote "Wheel True" at $15, but I'm sure that's for...
07-21-23, 09:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,055
Posted By Wattsup

It forces me to buy more headsets.

It forces me to buy more headsets.
05-18-23, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,101
Posted By Wattsup

They make hex heads just for this. An example: ...

They make hex heads just for this. An example:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B5JQ8VBV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
04-15-23, 07:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,749
Posted By Wattsup

Ok, so now let's discuss the torque adjustment...

Ok, so now let's discuss the torque adjustment that should be factored in when using anti-seize. 😁
02-19-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,014
Posted By Wattsup

In case anyone's interested... I think I need a...

In case anyone's interested... I think I need a cleat wedge on the left foot. How do I know? I started using flats to see if I could figure this thing out. One thing I've noticed is that I can't...
01-15-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,014
Posted By Wattsup

Thanks. I put flats on the trainer today and...

Thanks. I put flats on the trainer today and didn't have the problem. Outdoors I always ride flats on a Shimano XT groupset. I think the wider q-factor helped me there...175mm. On the trainer, the...
11-14-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 485,267
Posted By Wattsup

30 leaf-covered gravel miles in 40F. Felt like...

30 leaf-covered gravel miles in 40F. Felt like 60.
11-13-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,824
Posted By Wattsup

Try this calculator....

Try this calculator. https://silca.cc/pages/sppc-form
09-09-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,048
Posted By Wattsup

So I waxed my chain today....a couple of bricks...

So I waxed my chain today....a couple of bricks of Gulf Wax in a crock pot. I cleaned that chain down to the bare metal. It wasn't that dirty to begin with, with only 40 Squirt-miles on it since it...
04-25-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,236
Posted By Wattsup

What are those mirrors for on the helmets, to...

What are those mirrors for on the helmets, to give you a few seconds to say a short prayer?
03-24-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,497
Posted By Wattsup

Last year.....pulled the bike out of the garage,...

Last year.....pulled the bike out of the garage, hopped on and wheeled out of the driveway and headed down the street, tried to shift, seemed to easy, looked down.....no chain!
02-16-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 31,159
Posted By Wattsup

Who?

Who?
01-23-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,817
Posted By Wattsup

I just spoke to someone else with a lot of...

I just spoke to someone else with a lot of experience, and he said that new tires are often difficult to ride with no hands...too sticky, too good a grip. He said as the tires wears a bit and the...
01-14-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,415
Posted By Wattsup

Dunno. Could be a good "thread." :lol:

Dunno. Could be a good "thread." :lol:
01-13-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,415
Posted By Wattsup

It's a thing. I started a thread on it a year or...

It's a thing. I started a thread on it a year or so ago. I think with anything threaded it's even more important to inspect and regrease (or use antiseize.) If you're in a wet, damp environment,...
01-10-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,692
Posted By Wattsup

I bought my Salsa Vaya from a guy who had put a...

I bought my Salsa Vaya from a guy who had put a Jones Bar on it. About a year later, I replaced the Jones with the Moloko Bar and a longer stem. I ride gravel, packed dirt.....love the bar.
12-12-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,113
Posted By Wattsup

Great, invisible moss. I guess you learned about...

Great, invisible moss. I guess you learned about the "invisible" moss the hard way, right? That's the thing, education in this realm can be so painful. I've ridden over patches of ice on trails with...
11-11-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,725
Posted By Wattsup

Only slightly off topic. This guy says his...

Only slightly off topic. This guy says his athletes are getting big improvements in VO2max. It's the first time I've heard of this type of training being used for this.
...
03-10-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,702
Posted By Wattsup

Well, just got back from Urgent Care. EKG is...

Well, just got back from Urgent Care. EKG is normal, and the doc is pretty sure it was GERD. It helped that I started getting little tiny spasms in my voice box right there while talking to her,...
03-10-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,702
Posted By Wattsup

You make a good point. On the other hand, if the...

You make a good point. On the other hand, if the doc ordered a nuclear stress test, I'd probably have to wait for 6 months in the other country!
...
03-09-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,702
Posted By Wattsup

Look what I just found! As i said, I never ride...

Look what I just found! As i said, I never ride right after eating....except today I did, right after a foot long sub!
...
01-14-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 301,832
Posted By Wattsup

Just bought this little bad boy...in black. I was...

Just bought this little bad boy...in black. I was getting tired of yelling "on your left," so I just stopped notifying trail-walkers. Then I had a guy scream at me as I rode by him because I...
10-10-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,770
Posted By Wattsup

Here's another test: Anti-Corrosion product...

Here's another test:

Anti-Corrosion product shootout!- Mtbr.com (http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/anti-corrosion-product-shootout-1073581.html)
08-05-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,095
Posted By Wattsup

When you say your Garmin has your max heart rate...

When you say your Garmin has your max heart rate at 172, what do you mean? Did the Garmin, or its software, Garmin Connect, estimate your max HR using the 220-age method? If so, that's just a guess....
08-04-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,113
Posted By Wattsup

Mud on asphalt....particularly treacherous?

So it's been raining off and on the last few days, but today the sun managed to poke out its head, so off to the trails I went. There's one section of windy asphalt bike path that I like to have some...
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