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08-03-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By Phil_gretz

You got it. Either select a bolt that has the...

You got it. Either select a bolt that has the proper depth reach, or offset the bolt head (outward) to prevent the bolt from overhanding within the frame. It's cleaner that way.
08-03-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By Phil_gretz

1) When working near chrome on your frame, use a...

1) When working near chrome on your frame, use a chemical paint stripper, and not mechanical "scraping". Use care is how to avoid scratching the chrome, which will be generally pretty hard. Don't...
08-03-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By Phil_gretz

The $79 for 80 grams is really a 4% weight...

The $79 for 80 grams is really a 4% weight savings overall for the wheelset. While $/gram is a meaningful metric, it might be helpful to know what the overall price of the wheelset is with the...
08-03-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 501
Posted By Phil_gretz

I can't speak for Tim's reasons, but mine is...

I can't speak for Tim's reasons, but mine is purely an aesthetic one. Going all "matchy" is tricky, and usually not done right. My wife and I raised two daughters. Needless to say, I had to adapt...
08-02-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 501
Posted By Phil_gretz

Any traditional color would be fine, with the...

Any traditional color would be fine, with the exception of red.

brown/tan - good, picks up the sidewalls and/or saddles
black - traditional, goes with everything, and there are black accents...
08-02-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 567
Posted By Phil_gretz

I have a pair of Giro MTB shoes that I bought at...

I have a pair of Giro MTB shoes that I bought at Performance Bike for use with my work commuter. They have laces, but include a velcro strap whose purpose is to tidy-up and hold your tied laces...
08-02-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Phil_gretz

There will be date codes many of the components,...

There will be date codes many of the components, such as on the rear derailleur. From these, you can determine the rough year of manufacture, if these are original equipment.
07-30-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,534
Posted By Phil_gretz

If that was what you wanted, then why didn't you...

If that was what you wanted, then why didn't you simply say so.

This is what you wrote: "ok real question im still looking for a bike but why are professional bikes so expensive? like arnt they...
07-29-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 584
Posted By Phil_gretz

And remember, RJ is a hack. He's mostly...

And remember, RJ is a hack. He's mostly effective, but a hack nonetheless...
07-27-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,162
Posted By Phil_gretz

Why don't you describe your training in economics...

Why don't you describe your training in economics or business, if any?
07-26-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,463
Posted By Phil_gretz

You are right. I went back and re-read his...

You are right. I went back and re-read his original post. I interpreted it wrongly. Sorry about that.

I own an excellent endurance bike suitable for gravel, an excellent tourer, a good MTB...
07-26-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,463
Posted By Phil_gretz

Best climbing bikes 2021 | 11 lightweight road...

Best climbing bikes 2021 | 11 lightweight road bikes - BikeRadar (https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/buyers-guides/best-climbing-bikes/)

Here's a list. Any one of these should be fine. Want a good...
07-26-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By Phil_gretz

Why not two folding bikes? Ease of transport,...

Why not two folding bikes? Ease of transport, and compact size possibly permits storage inside in a damp climate. They ride no worse than hybrids do... I see plenty of folding bikes for sale on...
07-23-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,497
Posted By Phil_gretz

Retirement and a downsizing move are on the...

Retirement and a downsizing move are on the immediate horizon. Plus, I'm on the down-slope of my active years, so it's easy to pass up everything that cannot be sold. We're trying to rid ourselves of...
07-22-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 907
Posted By Phil_gretz

I would start with either functional or...

I would start with either functional or performance standards to determine whether/when a component is no longer suitable. Look at the words you chose (highlighted).
- persnicket-ness: is this a...
07-20-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,071
Posted By Phil_gretz

Okay, let's start with that working premise. ...

Okay, let's start with that working premise. Please write down everything you eat and drink for the next 48 hours. Everything. With as much specificity as possible (portion size, origin/brand,...
07-20-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,293
Posted By Phil_gretz

I had a '77 Centurion Semi-Pro that fits this...

I had a '77 Centurion Semi-Pro that fits this thread's description. It was a fine riding bike.
07-19-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By Phil_gretz

Sell the bike directly to yourself and cut out...

Sell the bike directly to yourself and cut out the middleman!
07-19-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,170
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm going to guess that your fit and bike...

I'm going to guess that your fit and bike position are not optimal, and that's why there's so much apparent need to solve a saddle "problem". If your posture were corrected on the bike, it's likely...
07-19-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 317
Posted By Phil_gretz

Don't overlook the possibility of referred pain...

Don't overlook the possibility of referred pain from your cervical spine. Look into the C6/C7 region, as pinching that nerve can refer pain to the elbow. Is your upper body relaxed and your head in a...
07-16-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By Phil_gretz

Normally, brake pad toe-in is the solution to...

Normally, brake pad toe-in is the solution to this.
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07-15-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,650
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm not quite sure. I have a daughter in Texas,...

I'm not quite sure. I have a daughter in Texas, and her in-laws are Texans. My other daughter married a Texan.

I think that 'Y'all' is singular. The plural is "all y'all". YMMV
07-15-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Phil_gretz

Please tell us your cost ceiling. That will...

Please tell us your cost ceiling. That will inform our recommendations.

I use the Bike Hand YC-512N. It's available direct from China, or from other on-line retailers. I also tracked down the...
07-14-21, 07:03 AM
07-14-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Phil_gretz

As said above, a 58 cm frame is suitable for...

As said above, a 58 cm frame is suitable for ~5'10" to 6'1" or so, depending on stem reach. You didn't include how tall you are, and your relative body proportions (i.e., long torso versus long legs...
07-13-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,813
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ okay. I'm not going to defend this one. I'd...

^ okay. I'm not going to defend this one. I'd likely throw a flag for a late hit. 15 yards...
07-13-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,813
Posted By Phil_gretz

I don't see anything particularly insulting in...

I don't see anything particularly insulting in the post you quoted. It is a bit direct, sure. And maybe the assumption about whether "you" specifically are in other forums doing the same thing is...
07-12-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 667
Posted By Phil_gretz

I do replace rim strips when/if I service a wheel...

I do replace rim strips when/if I service a wheel that I haven't owned before. Velox or strong cloth equivalent, like the Forte-branded counterfeit. Proper width matters.

After that, you can...
07-11-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ this has been my experience also. 100%

^ this has been my experience also. 100%
07-07-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,170
Posted By Phil_gretz

I don't know what the definition of lightweight...

I don't know what the definition of lightweight is. For a road bike, it may be this:

- during the bike boom of the 70s, anything below 21 lbs or so was considered light. These were the best...
07-02-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By Phil_gretz

Don't overlook or dismiss the 46/30T chainring...

Don't overlook or dismiss the 46/30T chainring combination for her bike. Several folks have offered this solution, and it's a valid one. Most bikes are geared WAY too high for the average rider,...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By Phil_gretz

Size: Likely a 59 or 60 cm. Repairs that...

Size: Likely a 59 or 60 cm.
Repairs that won't require you to take it to a shop::
(1) Replace chain with SRAM PC-830. Inexpensive and it'll work fine. All you'll need is a simple "bicycle...
07-02-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By Phil_gretz

After a cursory scan of the product description...

After a cursory scan of the product description for the 2019 Norco Yorkville, here are some observations that may help you.

You're looking at a hybrid bike. It's a step-over compact frame, with...
07-01-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,674
Posted By Phil_gretz

Grammar is awesome.

Grammar is awesome.
06-30-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,000
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that the...

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that the OP has never ridden a light bike. Light road bikes are fabulous. Light mountain bikes are even more fabulous.

I have bikes ranging from 17 lbs...
06-21-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Phil_gretz

How much money are you willing to spend? Assuming...

How much money are you willing to spend? Assuming that you want to keep your SunTour shifters and the indexing:

1) Smaller BCD crankset, can gain you the most advantage. Something like a 30-46T is...
06-21-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,087
Posted By Phil_gretz

My answer to the original question is...it...

My answer to the original question is...it depends. I have built many bikes from the frame up. More often than not, it will cost more to source all parts individually, purchase a new frame, and build...
06-18-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,430
Posted By Phil_gretz

Over the straps. Rule #37: // The arms...

Over the straps.

Rule #37: // The arms of the eyewear shall always be placed over the helmet straps (http://velominati.com/content/Reader%20Galleries/21308593300/IMG_0015.jpg). No exceptions....
06-16-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,371
Posted By Phil_gretz

Did you price out the cost of a truing stand and...

Did you price out the cost of a truing stand and a decent spoke wrench? Just wondering how you evaluated your options.

The simplest option, of course, is to true the wheel in situ. That's how we...
06-15-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 544
Posted By Phil_gretz

Pinocchio was made of wood, and he became a real...

Pinocchio was made of wood, and he became a real boy.
06-15-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,895
Posted By Phil_gretz

"...and that Campy stuff really shifted...

"...and that Campy stuff really shifted great..."
06-15-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,947
Posted By Phil_gretz

The question posed by the OP doesn't concern...

The question posed by the OP doesn't concern calories in. He asks about the benefits of fairly high intensity aerobic exercise. This is a throw-away question, because there have been numerous...
06-15-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,126
Posted By Phil_gretz

There has been a lot written about the foot...

There has been a lot written about the foot health implications of going sockless. I won't repeat them here. This should be common knowledge by now.
06-15-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By Phil_gretz

Seatpost. Measure the diameter accurately using...

Seatpost. Measure the diameter accurately using digital calipers. Buying the replacement is easy and inexpensive on line, if you know the correct diameter.
06-15-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,284
Posted By Phil_gretz

Why hasn't anyone pointed toward the...

Why hasn't anyone pointed toward the stamped/chromed SunTour spoke protector from the 1970s? These are gorgeous when properly shined. Shimano made one, too, but it wasn't as nicely finished. Go to...
06-15-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 607
Posted By Phil_gretz

The OP is looking for a rideable $100 bike in...

The OP is looking for a rideable $100 bike in Boston.

In the DC market, I've scanned briefly at the $100 price point. I'm seeing a mid 70s Schwinn LeTour that meets his criteria at $80. And...
06-14-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,338
Posted By Phil_gretz

A better question might be "what is your favorite...

A better question might be "what is your favorite jockey wheel color?"

I choose basic black, as it goes with everything.
06-14-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,052
Posted By Phil_gretz

DreamRider85 !!! :love:

DreamRider85 !!! :love:
06-11-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,311
Posted By Phil_gretz

Finish this part of the story, please. Did you...

Finish this part of the story, please. Did you return your friend's bikes to his son?
06-10-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,688
Posted By Phil_gretz

"...big hitter, the Lama..."

"...big hitter, the Lama..."
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