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06-28-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By cyccommute

Picture assist. You have a freewheel. The...

Picture assist.

You have a freewheel. The axle is broken. It is clearly a warranty problem but it is likely to occur again. You might want to replace the wheel with a freehub wheel. Itís stronger...
06-28-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 3,984
Posted By seypat

Giving some hope to the Aerowind owners out there.

Giving some hope to the Aerowind owners out there.
06-27-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By sean.hwy

I purchased the park tool cone wrench the other...

I purchased the park tool cone wrench the other day. thx for your help.

...
06-27-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 172
Posted By veganbikes

If you can return the bike I would do that. I wen...

If you can return the bike I would do that. I wen to their website and the first thing I saw was "as seen on TV" and that is a good sign run don't walk away from it.

You could upgrade the rear...
06-27-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 3,984
Posted By jethin

This thread is silly. Everyone knows the value of...

This thread is silly. Everyone knows the value of an old bike is $20.
06-27-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 3,984
Posted By curbtender

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,013
Posted By Germany_chris

So you're one of those "everything I don't like...

So you're one of those "everything I don't like is communism" types

Google is so synonymous with unregulated capitalism that at this point it's a meme.
06-25-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By Soody

Beautiful bike. I like to just trim a wine cork...

Beautiful bike. I like to just trim a wine cork for missing stem caps

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06-25-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By cxwrench

Sounds like you need to make a trip to a bike...

Sounds like you need to make a trip to a bike shop.
06-23-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 171
Posted By merziac

Specialized stem ID

So the MB-1 came with a pretty cool Big S stem/bar combo.

They may get moved to a Stumpy if I don't go with bullmoose which is what this would probably get if I do move them.

Pretty sure they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,013
Posted By seypat

I'm pretty sure Shimano makes hardware for...

I'm pretty sure Shimano makes hardware for catching schools of fish.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 316
Posted By indyfabz

In some areas of the U.S., tree pollen is insane...

In some areas of the U.S., tree pollen is insane right now. Just spent a week touring Vermont. I had pollen on clothes I hung up to dry. My black cooking gear got dusted overnight while out on picnic...
06-22-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By Kai Winters

At this point stop...the more damage you do the...

At this point stop...the more damage you do the more difficult the repair is going to be...take it to a shop where they know what they are doing and have the tools to do the job.
If not...crack on
06-20-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By VRJAKE

Tall Bob Jackson for sale

This is an early 1970's Bob Jackson, frame made with Reynolds 531 double butted tubes with Campagnolo dropouts. Built up with an eclectic component group including Campagnolo hubs, Shimano...
06-20-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By 70sSanO

I hope this doesn’t devolve into flat earth...

I hope this doesn’t devolve into flat earth theory.

John
06-19-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,184
Posted By t2p

this is not uncommon - and actually fairly common...

this is not uncommon - and actually fairly common especially recently
06-19-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,184
Posted By alcjphil

What brand and model of crank? One or both...

What brand and model of crank? One or both chainrings? Without knowing this it would be impossible to tell if what the shop is telling you is true. Sometimes if you have to replace both rings a...
06-18-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By 70sSanO

I am running a Wolftooth RoadLink to run a 40t...

I am running a Wolftooth RoadLink to run a 40t with a max 34t RD.

No shifting issues and for a utility bike it is the cheapest option.

My setup is a 2x8 (13-40).

John
06-18-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By 10 Wheels

Take it to a bike shop for adjustment.

Take it to a bike shop for adjustment.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By Cdst

If you have lusted for a Campagnolo equipped bike...

If you have lusted for a Campagnolo equipped bike and you are willing to not get electronic shifting then you wonít regret the win-win of Record for less than Ultegra. I for one find peace in not...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 615
Posted By indyfabz

I have been locking up bikes on the streets of...

I have been locking up bikes on the streets of Philly for decades. Never had one stolen--except from inside my house while I was home and awake. Being smart about where, when and how you secure...
06-15-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Rolla

Bar tape isn't where I'd cut corners, but I'm...

Bar tape isn't where I'd cut corners, but I'm more concerned with value than price. Zipp Service Course tape costs $25 or $30, but it stretches and wraps SO well, has great grip even when wet, and is...
06-14-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,978
Posted By chip.hedler

From the very article mentioned above: "Take 3...

From the very article mentioned above: "Take 3 pounds off your bike, pedal at a constant rate of 200 watts, and youíll get to the top of a 7 percent climb a whole 7.5 seconds ahead of the...
06-12-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By 70sSanO

But the obvious fix is to go to friction shifting...

But the obvious fix is to go to friction shifting for the front derailleur. I had to abandon triggers for the FD because my left thumb has issues. It is really the simplest way to go with all the...
06-11-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By cxwrench

Elixirs? Replace them...with any modern brake....

Elixirs? Replace them...with any modern brake. Anything will be better.
06-10-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 698
Posted By 70sSanO

It is nearly always worth it if you are not...

It is nearly always worth it if you are not overly cost conscious and build something you canít buy.

For me the key is a successfully mix-n-match to end up with a product that specifically suits...
06-09-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 474
Posted By Rolla

I think 26” has been unfairly vilified and...

I think 26” has been unfairly vilified and sidelined as a somehow unworkable wheel size. While I do own several bikes with 650b wheels, when I ride my 26” singlespeed, I’m honestly impressed by the...
06-09-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By Crankycrank

My neighbor behaves the same way after a few...

My neighbor behaves the same way after a few beers, next morning he's fine, no loss of air. Seriously, I would just wait to see if it happens again as it could be just some freak combination of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 591
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you want to break more spokes, try...

If you want to break more spokes, try stress-relieving it. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 591
Posted By WhyFi

It's unfortunate that the question of "why am I...

It's unfortunate that the question of "why am I wasting my time with a temporary and inadequate fix?" never sprang to mind.

It obviously needs more than a spoke. Get a new rim and new spokes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 591
Posted By cxwrench

So...is there a question? Sounds and looks like...

So...is there a question? Sounds and looks like that wheel is hammered.
06-08-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By Crankycrank

I would use the two Missing Links. If one link...

I would use the two Missing Links. If one link rarely (if ever) fails having two won't have much worse odds. Easier to get the pin installed wrong and fail.
06-08-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By 3alarmer

...worth it to avoid divorce. :)

...worth it to avoid divorce. :)
06-08-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,613
Posted By Sactown_Albert

I canít get past Eddy in the mom jeans to render an opinion on the bike

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06-08-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 474
Posted By ThermionicScott

Another vote for staying 26". A 650x38B wheel is...

Another vote for staying 26". A 650x38B wheel is the same diameter as a 26"x2" wheel, so you'd only be cheating yourself out of potential tire width within the frame's clearance.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 840
Posted By t2p

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06-08-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,613
Posted By nlerner

I’m voting for the Huffy Aerowind.

I’m voting for the Huffy Aerowind.
06-08-22, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By Andy_K

I like it! And since Insidious C. was looking for...

I like it! And since Insidious C. was looking for 650B content, here's a DIY drop bolt held together by the inserts from two Crank Brothers cleats with old bearings from rebuilt Crank Brothers pedals...
06-07-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 668
Posted By Chuckk

Did an Atom freewheel off a Campy hub yesterday....

Did an Atom freewheel off a Campy hub yesterday. with the Park tool.
The drive side axle lock nut was too big to fit the tool in, but remove it and the axle spacers on that side slide out, leaving...
06-07-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By Dan Burkhart

There are times when wheel size conversion is...

There are times when wheel size conversion is quite doable. I've done a few, mostly on disc brake bikes, but also one where replacing 406 20" wheels with 451s allowed me to replace the long reach...
06-06-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By andrewclaus

Lightly grease pivots and mating surfaces. Most...

Lightly grease pivots and mating surfaces. Most important is the spring/caliper interface. Grease the barrel adjuster and recessed nut threads too.

Keep the QR cam oiled. I recently had to scrap...
06-06-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 974
Posted By merziac

Bar ends FTW anytime, all day long. I was never a...

Bar ends FTW anytime, all day long. I was never a DT shifter guy. Never raced, etc so had them on all my bike before brifters came along and have them on my daily rider but have the bar ends on...
06-06-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 974
Posted By tombc

If I didn't want to change the stem I'd get a...

If I didn't want to change the stem I'd get a Surly Open Bar

https://surlybikes.com/parts/open_bar
06-03-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A JIS Phillips screwdriver will ease some of your...

A JIS Phillips screwdriver will ease some of your problems.
06-03-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 773
Posted By tcs

You want an internet link to something that was...

You want an internet link to something that was available 40+ years ago...:rolleyes:

In the 10-speed, friction shift, single pivot brake, pre-mountain bike era, things were more forgiving. As...
06-02-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 469
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Different bike designs have different trade offs,...

Different bike designs have different trade offs, some designs are about lowest cost, some about smallest packaging. Smartly speced bikes use parts that work better then those on lowest cost ones. I...
06-02-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 469
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Get your butt off the seat when riding through...

Get your butt off the seat when riding through potholes!
06-02-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 469
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

" frame size should not be the limit." PM ...

" frame size should not be the limit." PM

And why should this be the case? Were it a truth we could all be riding around on the same size bike that a 4 year old fits, and thus take advantage of...
06-01-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 819
Posted By merziac

Chrome Ritchey completed

So the last several weeks including the runup to Eroica and deep clean of the Merz I took included lots of wrangling, shuffling, digging and plenty else. I kept running into parts I had collected for...
06-01-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 329
Posted By bwilli88

Look for an ACS freewheel

Look for an ACS freewheel
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