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03-01-24, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By FBinNY

Welcome to the world of planned obsolescence. ...

Welcome to the world of planned obsolescence.

Sorry, I can't help, nor resist a rant.

It's become far too common for folks to produce bikes with unique parts, then fail to support those bikes...
03-01-24, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 687
Posted By cyccommute

Why wouldn’t it work? I used a seatpost gauge on...

Why wouldn’t it work? I used a seatpost gauge on hundreds of different frames as part of my work at the local co-op and never found a frame the gauge wouldn’t work on. Seatpost get stolen regularly...
03-01-24, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 687
Posted By cyccommute

Or just get ahold of a seatpost sizing gauge...

Or just get ahold of a seatpost sizing gauge...
02-28-24, 11:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,392
Posted By cyccommute

In the “I'm Already Enrolled in the Schwalbe...

In the “I'm Already Enrolled in the Schwalbe Tube Recycling Program”, they give details about collection process.


They take any tubes except those with sealant…and nobody likes messing with...
02-20-24, 01:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,240
Posted By Troul

if people knew when to use good quality SAE vs...

if people knew when to use good quality SAE vs metric tools with hardware, that'd go a long way.
02-20-24, 01:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,240
Posted By FBinNY

Expertise isn't binary, nor is it all one thing ...

Expertise isn't binary, nor is it all one thing

For example, one wouldn't figure any expertise is involved in tightening a bolt, but consider.

Skill allows you to know how tightening seat post...
02-17-24, 08:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
Posted By dedhed

https://www.kstoerz.com/freespoke/hub/409 ...

https://www.kstoerz.com/freespoke/hub/409

​​​​​​https://www.loosescrews.com/product/600-ex-fh-6208fh-6207-rear-axle-set-10x1x137mm/
02-15-24, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 476
Posted By dedhed

​​​​​​https://www.harborfreight.com/11-34-in-flexi...

​​​​​​https://www.harborfreight.com/11-34-in-flexible-extension-hex-bit-holder-59830.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=19231709222&campaignid=19231709222&utm_content=159331522969&adse...
02-14-24, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By '02 nrs

stickey shifter.

pull the shift cable off (remove 2 tiny screws to remove the access door) THEN remove the 3 long shouldered screws on the underside & the round plastic piece on the underside of the lever.this will...
02-14-24, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By RH Clark

Success! I finally got the tool to thread onto...

Success! I finally got the tool to thread onto the drive side. Both cranks are off now. I will wait until my tools arrive to remove the rest. Ordering the Park HCW-5 Lock ring hook tool, The SPA-1...
02-11-24, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By roadcrankr

Same screw as the left shifter.

Same screw as the left shifter.
02-10-24, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Andy

Andy
02-07-24, 09:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 842
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"Perfect Storm" As others have pointed out:...

"Perfect Storm"

As others have pointed out: too short a threaded section resulting in too few threads of overlap. No lube on threads. And not yet mentioned is that the lug ear slot that became...
02-07-24, 08:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 842
Posted By FBinNY

Your problem is that it was top short, and only...

Your problem is that it was top short, and only engaged 2 threads when tight.

Select length carefully, being sure to engage at least 6 threads when tight and you'll be fine.

Also, it's best...
02-07-24, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By digger

That idea worked! Thank you! ...

That idea worked! Thank you!
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02-02-24, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 929
Posted By WizardOfBoz

There's a first time for everything, Andrew. You...

There's a first time for everything, Andrew. You made my night!
01-26-24, 07:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By andrewclaus

I've never experienced that, but am also...

I've never experienced that, but am also interested in what others have to say. It may depend on your method. Do you need tools, or can you do with bare hands? Some installers are easier on tires...
01-25-24, 02:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,012
Posted By SurferRosa

Still knocking the mud off.

Still knocking the mud off.
01-24-24, 10:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,012
Posted By curbtender

Picked up the tool locally and it gets used all...

Picked up the tool locally and it gets used all the time. I've moved some pretty tweaked ends. Don't think he is going to have a problem with that.
01-15-24, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 476
Posted By Bike Gremlin

Yes - that photo explains it better than I could....

Yes - that photo explains it better than I could.



That's an M8 x 1 mm thread (the "fine M8 thread") - some hardware stores (in my city at least) have that.
I bought a long one just for that...
01-14-24, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,538
Posted By cyccommute

Ages ago some water based degreasers had a high...

Ages ago some water based degreasers had a high pH. They were basic which can cause some problems with steel or aluminum parts. The formulations have changed and SDSs seldom list basic materials in...
01-13-24, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By 70sSanO

You don't "need" ferrules on spiral brake...

You don't "need" ferrules on spiral brake housing.

I do take the time to get the housings square (Knipex, grinder, file) and open (scribe pin) with no burrs.

John
01-11-24, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,394
Posted By Crankycrank

Not true, The width is the same but the diameter...

Not true, The width is the same but the diameter may not be and not interchangeable. Use the ISO metric measurements listed on the tires for a proper match.

From Sheldon Browns Site: "Note that...
01-09-24, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By choddo

50% ? I’d have thought in a bike friendly place...

50% ? I’d have thought in a bike friendly place like the Netherlands you’d be looking at 100%

If someone crashed into your car you wouldn’t expect them to only cover half the repair.
01-09-24, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By fruitappel

I have contacted a lawyer, and it seems that in...

I have contacted a lawyer, and it seems that in the Netherlands, if you are a cyclist or pedestrian involved in a traffic accident with a motorized vehicle, you have significant rights. I should, at...
01-07-24, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By andrewclaus

Usually the rider can feel that by a wobble in...

Usually the rider can feel that by a wobble in the pedal. I've seen that twice recently with Ashtabula cranks and I'm 50-50 with being able to straighten them with vise and hammer.
01-06-24, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you look at "conventional" bikes with FDER's,...

If you look at "conventional" bikes with FDER's, the seat tube is directly above the crank and the FDER is attached to it.

On your bike, the seat tube is offset a couple inches or so and the FDER ...
01-05-24, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By dedhed

interesting most posters are assuming discs.

interesting most posters are assuming discs.
01-04-24, 04:47 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 30,447
Posted By Groasters

Hello from Scotland... My paper round years...

Hello from Scotland...

My paper round years were important times in developing my superb bike handling skills!

Especially on frosty Sunday mornings, negotiating hilly streets on my single speed...
01-04-24, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By IdahoBrett

This post came up in a search. I was having...

This post came up in a search. I was having difficulty adjusting the rear derailleur on my 88 Cannondale Black Lightning.

It’s an excellent 31 page pdf. I got my problem sorted out thanks to this...
01-03-24, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,305
Posted By digger

That's good, not undercutting the shops in order...

That's good, not undercutting the shops in order to keep their support, I wholeheartedly agree, but I'm wondering if you're responding to my post above, and if yes, how does that apply to the...
01-03-24, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,305
Posted By Robvolz

I will say we (all three co-ops I help out) have...

I will say we (all three co-ops I help out) have a strict policy of not undercutting the LBSs for consumables. We want and get the support from the other shops.

Not to mention take some burden...
01-02-24, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By ScottCommutes

My instinct was to try to stick up for JGowins on...

My instinct was to try to stick up for JGowins on his very first post, but you are 100% right on this one and also so eloquent about it.
01-02-24, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And after only 6 years and nearly 4 months the OP...

And after only 6 years and nearly 4 months the OP gets an answer for the question they didn't ask. Andy
01-01-24, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Rick

I found a package of 6 with a 7/16" OD X 1/4" ID...

I found a package of 6 with a 7/16" OD X 1/4" ID X 3/32" and they look the same as the one remaining gromit.
12-31-23, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7,480
Views: 882,471
Posted By 50PlusCycling

So, while looking around on eBay, I came across...

So, while looking around on eBay, I came across this Moulton Stowaway. I had been looking a bike which I could put into the trunk of my car, and drop off at our holiday house in Kamakura, and I had...
12-30-23, 12:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By RCMoeur

I used to wonder why there was so much seething...

I used to wonder why there was so much seething rage directed at Shimano Tourney and other "entry level" componentry. After all, I'd used Alivio and other basic parts for decades, and back in the day...
12-30-23, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By cyccommute

Honestly, unless the bike is something really...

Honestly, unless the bike is something really (really, really, really) special, just scrap bikes with stuck seat posts. Strip off what is useable and send the rest to recycling. It’s not worth the...
12-30-23, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By digger

It is in a very rural location - Ship Harbour,...

It is in a very rural location - Ship Harbour, NS….Canada.

thedeaneryproject.com

They have many projects underway but the shop itself is called The Bike Hub.
12-28-23, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I concur that the middle one is some sort...

.
...I concur that the middle one is some sort of theft proof QR skewer tool.
And the one on the far right make me think spoke wrench, although I'm not sure why.

I am a rich source for...
12-28-23, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By ScottCommutes

Didn't watch the video, but I would guess...

Didn't watch the video, but I would guess programming bike computers and breaking off wheel reflectors when truing wheels.
12-28-23, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By easyupbug

2 looks like a Delta Hubloc antitheft skewer tool...

2 looks like a Delta Hubloc antitheft skewer tool & 3 looks like it might be one of the Mavic many sizes of nipple wrench. Thanks for working on the community repair shop, it is rewarding work.
12-25-23, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,087
Posted By Jeff Wills

Please note that you are replying to a thread...

Please note that you are replying to a thread from 11 years ago.
12-25-23, 05:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 810
Posted By Jay Turberville

Did you mean acetone or mineral spirits. The...

Did you mean acetone or mineral spirits. The acetone seems to want to separate out. For now, I'm just stirring the crap out of it and am trying it anyway. But please confirm or not that you meant...
12-23-23, 11:54 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,936
Posted By TMonk

closing for review. there may be more bickering...

closing for review. there may be more bickering than useful content in this thread.
12-22-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,936
Posted By Bike Gremlin

Jokes aside, for anyone interested, this is the...

Jokes aside, for anyone interested, this is the BikeGremlin guest-posting policy (https://bike.bikegremlin.com/links-to-your-website-and-advertising/#4).

Relja
12-22-23, 09:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,936
Posted By smd4

I personally take great pleasure when those who...

I personally take great pleasure when those who claim "encyclopedic" knowledge make mistakes, unlike us mere mortals:
12-22-23, 08:30 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,936
Posted By smd4

Crying about personal insults, and then slinging...

Crying about personal insults, and then slinging them around. Can't say that's not like you!

I'm not the one complaining about websites, and doing absolutely nothing about it except whine. You...
12-22-23, 07:56 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,936
Posted By smd4

Then perhaps you should take a break? Wouldn't...

Then perhaps you should take a break? Wouldn't want you to get too tired.
12-22-23, 12:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,936
Posted By cyccommute

Friction shifters have more of a place than seat...

Friction shifters have more of a place than seat posts or headsets as part of a “group”. A crankset does include the bottom bracket. Without a bottom bracket, the crank is just a fairly boring wall...
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