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07-24-23, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By plumberroy

You don't need the exact right tube to get you...

You don't need the exact right tube to get you home in an emergency. I have put a 700 tube in a 26 inch tire before. I carry a 700x 35 tube presta valve stem and an adapter to Schrader and chain...
07-24-23, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By maddog34

a couple new chains.. i'd carry a couple 6-7-8s,...

a couple new chains.. i'd carry a couple 6-7-8s, a 10 and an 11 speed... typically chain problems are caused by the chain saying "I'm Done!" and breaking.

a new quiklink won't fix "worn the heck...
06-17-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,263
Posted By smd4

By "animals," I think you actually mean...

By "animals," I think you actually mean "artisans."

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12-27-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,685
Posted By John Valuk

This, 100%. Anyone who thinks that a Knipex...

This, 100%. Anyone who thinks that a Knipex pliers wrench is a toothy, parts-mangling tool doesn't know what it actually is.

So help me, I even took the time to detail in a post in this thread...
12-26-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,685
Posted By smd4

I never mentioned adjustable wrenches. I was...

I never mentioned adjustable wrenches. I was talking about pliers. Generally thought of as toothed tools that often do more harm than good to precision surfaces. And of course vises are useful...
12-24-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,685
Posted By John Valuk

I first became aware of the Knipex pliers...

I first became aware of the Knipex pliers wrenches just a few months ago, and I have really been impressed by how useful I have found them to be. In addition to tightening and loosening fasteners and...
12-10-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Rolla

No. Of course you want the bike and gear to be as...

No. Of course you want the bike and gear to be as light as you can reasonably make it, but once you strap on a tent, sleeping bag, food, water, etc., the meager weight saved by a carbon fiber stem,...
07-03-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,828
Posted By merziac

Somewhat random pics from the ride. ;) The...

Somewhat random pics from the ride. ;)

The guest of honor.
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His ride...
07-03-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,828
Posted By 52telecaster

Had a great time on the ride and whomever bought...

Had a great time on the ride and whomever bought the beer rocks....
02-18-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,489
Posted By fooferdoggie

this is my tool kit though so far I have not and...

this is my tool kit though so far I have not and to use it.


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02-13-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,632
Posted By niknak

I've used BB7s, Spyres, and Klampers. Klampers...

I've used BB7s, Spyres, and Klampers. Klampers are hands down the best of the bunch. I was skeptical because of the price, but man they feel great. For drop bar disc I'd rate brakes in this order:...
06-16-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,198
Posted By drlogik

I agree. CO2 is really handy in a pinch, I'll...

I agree. CO2 is really handy in a pinch, I'll acknowledge that, but a pump is a more reliable air supply in my opinion. On long rides, for me, reliability takes precedent over convenience.
05-25-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,655
Posted By rydabent

I too spent a year with a not profit that reconed...

I too spent a year with a not profit that reconed bike for kids. I dont believe I ever saw one that wouldnt work.
05-18-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,493
Posted By Troul

just tired of blowing thru the cheap stuff. ...

just tired of blowing thru the cheap stuff. You'll just chuck it sooner & be out more cash.
05-14-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,693
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Cleaning a bike chain is part of the funeral...

Cleaning a bike chain is part of the funeral service my rags get before buried in the trash.
How environmentally friendly are your multiple attempts at reviving a dead horse?
05-10-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By WGB

I just started today. I added PB Blaster about...

I just started today. I added PB Blaster about 2pm. I'll leave overnight, try again and then add more Blaster and repeat.

I forgot to say that people seem to swear by some AR-15 tool but we don't...
04-29-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,353
Posted By tgot

Tool kit

So, I'm here to vote the opposite way: I bought a Nashbar "big tool kit" many years ago and it has been great.

I'm not maintaining a fleet nor flipping lots of bikes.

But 3 times out of four, I...
04-28-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,593
Posted By sweeks

This is interesting because I have a similar...

This is interesting because I have a similar issue. I'm not sure it's a "problem", because the hub (Alfine 11) works perfectly. It has almost 9,000 miles on it, and has been well-maintained (oil...
04-18-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,353
Posted By Crankycrank

I recommend buying the tools as you need them....

I recommend buying the tools as you need them. Many of the kits I've seen either have tools you'll never use or don't have a couple that you will and quality can vary of tools from the same kit. I...
04-05-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 21,670
Posted By Cyclist0108

Just out of curiosity, what year is it where you...

Just out of curiosity, what year is it where you live?
02-24-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,125
Posted By Litespud

the down tube is normally under tension, so itís...

the down tube is normally under tension, so itís not going to crumple. Personally Iíd have no concerns riding the frame
02-20-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,406
Posted By dsbrantjr

Most of the skewers I have looked at seem to have...

Most of the skewers I have looked at seem to have rolled threads, so are likely too small in diameter to cut full-height threads into. ...
02-15-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,268
Posted By HTupolev

You could use any Shimano 8-speed or 9-speed MTB...

You could use any Shimano 8-speed or 9-speed MTB rear derailleur, though.
02-10-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,870
Posted By guy153

They look like they're actually welded on. So a...

They look like they're actually welded on. So a torch would be no use as the whole fork would melt at the same temperature as the welds.
02-09-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,841
Posted By ClydeClydeson

more like ease off the pedals and hold the...

more like ease off the pedals and hold the shifter at maximum upshift for a half second while waiting for the chain to catch.
02-06-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,634
Posted By bikemig

Dad bought me a 10 speed Nishiki to go to high...

Dad bought me a 10 speed Nishiki to go to high school in the mid 70s. I rode that bike everywhere. I bought myself a set of bike tools and a bike book, Richard's Bike Book. I didn't know much about...
02-06-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,634
Posted By shelbyfv

This small screwdriver belonged to my...

This small screwdriver belonged to my grandfather. I guess he could have acquired it from around 1900 to the early 1950s. I don't know what he might have used it for but I use it for derailleur...
02-04-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By sch

Timing chains last 3-5x as long as the derailler...

Timing chains last 3-5x as long as the derailler chain on a tandem. It does not matter what kind of chain you
use. 5-6spd chains are fine but 8-9spd are also fine as are 10 or 11 spd chains. The...
02-03-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,828
Posted By cyccommute

Probably overthinking. Tubes donít really move...

Probably overthinking. Tubes donít really move around that much.
02-03-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,828
Posted By andrewclaus

My wife has had Presta stems in Shrader rims with...

My wife has had Presta stems in Shrader rims with 90+ psi inflation for almost two decades. Never an issue.
02-03-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,828
Posted By DiabloScott

Well my data point is 90psi is no problem in the...

Well my data point is 90psi is no problem in the last 6 years.
02-03-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,097
Posted By JohnDThompson

Actually, they're cast, not welded. The end of...

Actually, they're cast, not welded. The end of the cable is spread into a "bloom," placed in a mold, and molten metal poured over the bloom. Motorcycle shops used to have equipment for this to make...
01-22-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm not so concerned about actual number...

I'm not so concerned about actual number precision.
I inflate the tire to what seems best.
Then I look to see what the number is to use as a reference.
01-22-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By VtwinVince

Thanks gentlemen, will let you know how it goes.

Thanks gentlemen, will let you know how it goes.
01-20-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,666
Posted By Numerozero

I switched from regular Wera to Holding Function...

I switched from regular Wera to Holding Function hex heads, sockets, and Torx heads. It solves a problem I DO have - dropping fasteners and then wasting time looking for them. I run a shop and time...
01-15-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,568
Posted By tjfastback66

I ended up going back to the same cycle shop to...

I ended up going back to the same cycle shop to pickup some brake and shifter cables and housing. Last week they were out of grease but just got in a shipment in of White Lightning Crystal Grease....
12-27-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By praise dakinis

Just as a quick update: I ended up ordering both...

Just as a quick update: I ended up ordering both the Dimension (black spacer) and the Crane (silver spacer) bell, they're night and day in terms of build quality and sound quality, but aggiegrads was...
12-21-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,330
Posted By veganbikes

We aren't close to seeing an end to COVID-19. I...

We aren't close to seeing an end to COVID-19. I wouldn't make any plans to pay for trips anywhere. If you want to go touring go for it just do it on your own or wait till this is over which could be...
12-21-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,330
Posted By Cyclist0108

This is nowhere near being over.

This is nowhere near being over.
12-12-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,727
Posted By Phil_gretz

Has anyone mentioned the Koolstop tire bead jack...

Has anyone mentioned the Koolstop tire bead jack yet? It's a must.

Also, any of the rear derailleur hanger alignment tools. I used mine yesterday. ...
12-08-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,727
Posted By veganbikes

Thanks, I am quite happy with most of it. Some...

Thanks, I am quite happy with most of it. Some stuff I want to swap around and replace or add but generally a good set.

I love my Decade, the first time I put it into my hand I knew I had...
12-08-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,727
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'll add ones that haven't been mentioned by...

I'll add ones that haven't been mentioned by anyone else yet:

- Expanding punch for removing threaded headset headtube cups
- Spoke tension meter
- Derailleur hanger alignment tool
- Little "C"...
11-15-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,379
Posted By jrwoodhull

Thanks, this is helpful, I see that 10 speed...

Thanks, this is helpful, I see that 10 speed chainrings are available, this seems the easiest solution. Appreciate you taking the time!
11-07-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By RGMN

Put the lock ring tool on a bench vise, put the...

Put the lock ring tool on a bench vise, put the lock ring on the tool, and use the rim to turn it.
11-03-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,481
Posted By DrIsotope

My post-mount calipers have been attached with...

My post-mount calipers have been attached with the same no-name, China-sourced M6 Ti bolts for over 40,000 miles. On two bikes, no less. Frame cracked on Bike #1...
11-01-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 123,612
Posted By deacon mark

I repair guitars for a living and will do bike...

I repair guitars for a living and will do bike repairs for those who know I am a cyclist and can fix bikes. I have a minimum fee to do anything in either case. I have to make a living and if you want...
10-31-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,710
Posted By Tomm Willians

Today I put a ring on it !

Married my adventure/cycling buddy today in Reno ! Between her sense of humor, zest for life and an incredible collection of bikes I would have been nuts to not tie this knot....
10-30-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,794
Posted By redcon1

Some of you guys never rode your Spyder bike into...

Some of you guys never rode your Spyder bike into a lake off a homemade ramp built at the end of a dock, and it shows.
10-29-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,496
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Additional tip I learned from going tubeless this...

Additional tip I learned from going tubeless this year...

Buy a syringe that has a tiny straw for extracting sealant out of your wheels. Since I live in a northern climate where I don't ride...
10-28-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By Lightfoot21

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