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02-21-24, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By soyabean

Wow. Leaving black rubber in the hot summer...

Wow.

Leaving black rubber in the hot summer sun.

That's a great way to deform a perfectly good brand new tyre that has nothing wrong with it.
02-21-24, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By soyabean

There is absolutely no reason why a folded tyre...

There is absolutely no reason why a folded tyre can't be installed immediately from new stock.

I've never heard of letting it "air out" in advance.
02-21-24, 07:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,206
Posted By soyabean

Op wants us to ask them questions, so they can...

Op wants us to ask them questions, so they can ask a question?
02-21-24, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By soyabean

Even some wire beads are "loose" and require slow...

Even some wire beads are "loose" and require slow intermittent air filling as the tyre is massaged about.

Do make sure you are using the right tube. The show really must fit here.
02-18-24, 01:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 966
Posted By soyabean

Despite that Park Tool claims, I only use my...

Despite that Park Tool claims, I only use my CN-10 for cutting shift cables.

Brake housing is a hard spiral code, not like the strands in shift cables.

I don't want to dull my pretty tool that...
01-13-24, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By soyabean

VIDEO: Snow Warrior (2018) 8 mins

I just saw this on my Amazon Prime video, it's also hosted for free view on the nfb website.

Link:
https://www.nfb.ca/film/snow-warrior/

Snow Warrior is a love letter to the splendour of...
12-19-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By soyabean

I'm going to say these are M6 screws. Verify the...

I'm going to say these are M6 screws. Verify the ones that came with the stand were the smaller M5. If not, swap the sizes.

Get ones long enough so they go deep into the stays but not sticking...
12-19-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,265
Posted By soyabean

This thread really is a good example of "think...

This thread really is a good example of "think hard before you dig yourself a deeper hole".

I remember my newbie days when I would try to hammer in a seized seatpost, just to get it to unseize...
12-16-23, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 824
Posted By soyabean

Student of "bicycle mechanics correspondence...

Student of "bicycle mechanics correspondence course" will eventually learn that...

...parts can't be all found at once from one magic stop and shop. Oh right, there's always the amazons, which is...
12-16-23, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 824
Posted By soyabean

What on earth is a "bicycle mechanics...

What on earth is a "bicycle mechanics correspondence course"?

I understand the whole stay-at-home thing, but this is just downright ridonculous.

I wonder how much a "bicycle mechanics...
12-08-23, 10:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,167
Posted By soyabean

Although it's relatively safe to adjust the FD-L...

Although it's relatively safe to adjust the FD-L screw while the shifter+chain is on the smallest ring, since the cable is slacked, attempts to adjust the FD-H screw while the shifter+chain on the...
12-06-23, 10:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,802
Posted By soyabean

Agreed. Just because the OP has been using...

Agreed.

Just because the OP has been using it since "2018", doesn't means it was safe nor ever safe. Just because my house never burned down, doesn't mean I don't need fire insurance.

To the...
12-06-23, 06:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,802
Posted By soyabean

Most, if not all car manufacturers, will make...

Most, if not all car manufacturers, will make factory hitches for TOW weight only and not TONGUE weight.

These are two very different things.

TOW gross trailer weights are supposed to be evenly...
12-03-23, 07:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,835
Posted By soyabean

Agreed. I need these smart vintage crap...

Agreed.

I need these smart vintage crap folks to keep thinking the way they do, so I can keep buying quality bikes to keep reselling :D
12-02-23, 10:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,714
Posted By soyabean

This user hit it right on the nose. When...

This user hit it right on the nose.

When newbies ask about wanting the bestest psi for them to cycle better, it simply means they haven't cycled enough.

They need to put on more miles, and then...
11-26-23, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,148
Posted By soyabean

The Grin Satiator stops charging according to its...

The Grin Satiator stops charging according to its program and profile choice.

It's a BIG timesaver.

I don't worry about these kind of things anymore so I can just enjoy cycling.
11-26-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,835
Posted By soyabean

If someone just putz around town filling their...

If someone just putz around town filling their basket with weekly organics, it won't matter what kind of bike they have, and I think GF is fine with it.

Sounds more like the BF is mansplaining to...
11-20-23, 07:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,939
Posted By soyabean

Phone holders aren't the most reliable and the...

Phone holders aren't the most reliable and the solid ones are very heavy.

Every time I cycle I don't need to know my speeds or where I've been because I ride for the pure of it.

I know how fast...
11-18-23, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By soyabean

There are 2 sides to a stem. One side...

There are 2 sides to a stem.

One side fastens to the fork tube with all the spacers and stuff. This is a 1-1/8" standard and even many BSO's use this.

Thus the other side of the stem fastens to...
11-17-23, 10:23 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,140
Posted By soyabean

I'd bring duct tape and tape it all up over the...

I'd bring duct tape and tape it all up over the frame top tube to double as a crotch guard.
11-17-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,091
Posted By soyabean

So what? Can't expect the 1st hit from a...

So what?

Can't expect the 1st hit from a search to be the bible for finding the perfect bike.

The Gen-tiktoks have no issue blowing 8 hours a day on swiping videos and likes, but when it comes...
11-16-23, 06:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,655
Posted By soyabean

I'd enjoy SV more if they also had that collar to...

I'd enjoy SV more if they also had that collar to stop the valve from hiding back into the rim every time I use my Park Tool INF-2.

I honestly don't think one is better than the other, I believe...
11-16-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By soyabean

The OP already reposted another thread about...

The OP already reposted another thread about this, so I'll take the liberty to repost the same pic as well.

It's amazing how a clean RD can work like new.

The "rubber seals" are part of the...
11-16-23, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By soyabean

That's what I'm trying to say. You need...

That's what I'm trying to say.

You need actual mileage experience to custom build the bike you know you want, frame up.

No vaporware survey app will tell some newbie DIY what parts are best for...
11-09-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By soyabean

Specialized Nimbus are one of my fave commuting...

Specialized Nimbus are one of my fave commuting tyres, because they are good enough for occasional vacation touring too.

I believe the thin sidewall is to keep weight low, it barely gets enough...
11-07-23, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By soyabean

How about curb finds on garbage days? Folks...

How about curb finds on garbage days?

Folks are finding out that they can't even sell their entire collection of BSOs for more than $20 because of post-covid demand drop, compounded by winter.
...
11-07-23, 05:48 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,421
Posted By soyabean

I don't forsee any manufacturers doing this...

I don't forsee any manufacturers doing this because it's just not popular enough to the masses, so it'll remain something for the shops to do for resale hence the desired profit from the labor...
11-05-23, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By soyabean

What's the point of this thread? Simply to bash a...

What's the point of this thread? Simply to bash a good shop that offered fast and fair service to a customer that needed immediate attention?

What's the OP going to do? Print a hardcopy of this...
11-05-23, 09:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By soyabean

The creation of this thread is so unreliable and...

The creation of this thread is so unreliable and inaccurate and fake news at best by third party hearsay.
11-03-23, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By soyabean

I admit there are stark differences between...

I admit there are stark differences between Tourney, Deore, Ultrega, but when it comes down to only 7 speeds, there's not much you will notice with a precision derailleur, as the Tourney is already a...
10-30-23, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By soyabean

Again, there's a reason why a LBS offers a "basic...

Again, there's a reason why a LBS offers a "basic tune-up".

The problem IS and CAN BE just about ANYTHING.

May as well start reposting hundreds of already existing BF links here.

Once in the...
10-29-23, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By soyabean

Might want to search BF for this common problem.

Might want to search BF for this common problem.
10-26-23, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By soyabean

And this entire thread is exactly why it's always...

And this entire thread is exactly why it's always a great idea to buy a new bike from a friendly LBS :D
10-23-23, 06:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,727
Posted By soyabean

Gasoline is the defacto cleaner for things...

Gasoline is the defacto cleaner for things automotive, something a lot of DIY used to do decades ago, when folks owned detached houses with garages and knew how to do things like oil changes and tire...
10-21-23, 09:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,688
Posted By soyabean

Unless you have deep sentimental value to turn...

Unless you have deep sentimental value to turn your favorite beater into an e-bike, it would be easier and finally now cheaper to just buy a new e-bike.

Afterall, you'll be happy just to get any...
10-20-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By soyabean

Sheldons or search BF.

Sheldons or search BF.
10-20-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By soyabean

you've got rubbing and/or loose spokes. ...

you've got rubbing and/or loose spokes.

check spokes tension or re-true wheelset.
10-14-23, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By soyabean

Half the time I am swapping out a tubes on...

Half the time I am swapping out a tubes on clients' bikes, what is printed on the tube does not match the tyre at all.

At least the OP here is going to choose one that is advertised range.

I...
10-13-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,162
Posted By soyabean

I have a Park Tool pizza cutter and the more...

I have a Park Tool pizza cutter and the more clean it gets, it cuts way faster.

https://www.parktool.com/assets/img/product/_productDetail/PZT-2_0009.jpg
10-13-23, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By soyabean

Just how far are they protruding for it to become...

Just how far are they protruding for it to become a problem?

Skewer nuts aren't acorn nuts, the M5 skewers can poke thru them as required.

I use titanium bolt skewers as an anti-theft on all my...
10-12-23, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By soyabean

The OP has incorrectly identified their screws by...

The OP has incorrectly identified their screws by mentioning the size of the tool bit, not the identifying bolt threads.

Most, if not all, handlebar and stem fasteners are either metric M5 or M6,...
10-12-23, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By soyabean

I've noticed a great deal of folks that I sell...

I've noticed a great deal of folks that I sell bikes to, this is how they change gears as they ride:

They stop pedalliing to let it coast, play with the grears, THEN resume pedalling.

When they...
10-10-23, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By soyabean

You need to get creative and use a tiny pick set,...

You need to get creative and use a tiny pick set, eventually it'll give.

You can also very carefully pop the entire grip off (after removing it from the handle) to get access to all the guts but I...
10-08-23, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By soyabean

I'm looking at my archive photos of Attack's I've...

I'm looking at my archive photos of Attack's I've sold and the rear appears to be a IS 20mm mount.
10-08-23, 07:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By soyabean

If the OP is asking this, then they aren't going...

If the OP is asking this, then they aren't going to do anything professionally agressive anyways, so no problem with rim width, go ahead and throw on even a 700x23 or 700x20 on that and enjoy.
10-03-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,522
Posted By soyabean

Derailleurs on bikes stored outdoors are often...

Derailleurs on bikes stored outdoors are often like this.

I used to soak entire units in diesel overnite to loosen up hard springs, now I can do it in 30 mins with ultrasonic.
09-25-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By soyabean

The adjustment screw should be clockwise all the...

The adjustment screw should be clockwise all the way down when tightening that cable screw, and give it a little bit of pre-load tension too, that way the adjuster only need to make a turn or two at...
09-21-23, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By soyabean

Freewheels assembled from the factory aren't...

Freewheels assembled from the factory aren't greased at all, just only with light machine oil or else pawls will stick and gum in cold weather.

Freewheels rebuilt by DIY can use grease to hold the...
09-19-23, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By soyabean

Recommend tape to patch tubes?

I'm looking for tape that can be used to patch up tubes just for a few minutes as I continue soaking the tube in a bath to look for more holes.

Sometimes a hole doesn't reveal until the bigger...
09-06-23, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By soyabean

I really don't know why folks keep trying to use...

I really don't know why folks keep trying to use non-cycling bottles like "MotivationalSports Water Bottles with Time Marker & Fruit Strainer", and then expect them to work along with cycling bottle...
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