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02-22-24, 05:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,228
Posted By Piff

If the fixed cup is a pain to remove because it's...

If the fixed cup is a pain to remove because it's been in there for so long or it was super-duper torqued down, then this is exactly the right moment to remove the fixed cup. I agree with the...
02-22-24, 03:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,228
Posted By merziac

The "fixed" cup ALWAYS comes out for proper...

The "fixed" cup ALWAYS comes out for proper service of the cup and BB shell threads, inspect, clean and torque, period.

Any other version is neither complete or correct.
02-22-24, 02:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,228
Posted By madpogue

Fixed doesn't mean you don't remove it. Fixed...

Fixed doesn't mean you don't remove it. Fixed simply means you don't adjust it, like you do with (duh) the adjustable cup. Removing it assures you that you'll be able to remove it when you might...
12-21-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 795
Posted By cyccommute

The hub is going to be spaced differently for a 7...

The hub is going to be spaced differently for a 7 speed freehub. Thatís a 130mm OLD hub. The freehub shell is also shorter so a 9 speed cassette wonít fit onto it. The freehub body could be swapped...
12-08-23, 10:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,196
Posted By Trakhak

Probably posting on another forum: "Bad...

Probably posting on another forum: "Bad Experience on BikeForums."
12-08-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,196
Posted By indyfabz

Possibly, although, assuming it actually...

Possibly, although, assuming it actually happened, my money is on "He did something to cause it to break and thus REI isn't responsible for fixing it."

In any event, I hope he won't be back here.
11-24-23, 09:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,977
Posted By Trakhak

Uneven spoke tension, or (more uncommonly on...

Uneven spoke tension, or (more uncommonly on newer bikes) insufficient spoke tension, or both. That's assuming no obvious previous damage from, e.g., potholes, derailleur running into spokes, etc.
11-04-23, 08:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,977
Posted By Bike Gremlin

That makes sense and I think it is reasonable....

That makes sense and I think it is reasonable. But for the "why wouldn't you?" part, one example:

In my city (Novi Sad), there are a lot of bikes, cyclists, and bike shops.
I don't know a single...
10-29-23, 03:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,198
Posted By gearbasher

I just received the 340s. They're nicer than I...

I just received the 340s. They're nicer than I expected. Thanks. I'm still not crazy about the funky bend, but I'll live with it. Unfortunately, I don't know how long it will be before I get them on...
10-28-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,925
Posted By Paul_P

A truly good mechanic can probably fetch a much...

A truly good mechanic can probably fetch a much higher salary in something like the aerospace industry than in a LBS.
When I worked as a mechanic (a while ago) I got paid just a bit more than...
10-25-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,058
Posted By smd4

No. They won't work. At all. Most Dual Pivot...

No. They won't work. At all.

Most Dual Pivot road bike brakes still use a single center mount. But have a second pivot off to the side, like these:

Techtro Dual Pivots...
10-22-23, 03:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,646
Posted By norskagent

I took the photo that way to show how far off...

I took the photo that way to show how far off from center the chainline is. It was hard for me to get a clear photo of the steel ruler in the gap between the two rings. I also measured the chainline...
10-22-23, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,022
Posted By Straytwice

Amazon mid range price no clue of Manufacture. ...

Amazon mid range price no clue of Manufacture. It claims to be the correct size. it does slide on for a short way easily then stops like the grip curves smaller in the middle. I honestly was at...
10-20-23, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,198
Posted By gearbasher

Looks like you talked me into the 340s.

Looks like you talked me into the 340s.
10-20-23, 04:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,925
Posted By cyccommute

Says the poster who argues with chemists about...

Says the poster who argues with chemists about chemistry:rolleyes:
10-18-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By merziac

They are far more robust than they should be IMO...

They are far more robust than they should be IMO and I have never had any that didn't recover with a soak and flush with Tri-flow or WD-40.

The braking side of them is never effected by the...
10-18-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By 79pmooney

+1! That may have been a fairly high end bike...

+1! That may have been a fairly high end bike but many very decent bikes came out of Japan in the late '70s and '80s that her experience could have happened on. Three of my ongoing line of...
10-17-23, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By SurferRosa

A girl that uses down tube shifters and expresses...

A girl that uses down tube shifters and expresses gratitude for her bike (of all things) at Thanksgiving dinner? What's not to like?
10-17-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By merziac

Like I said..... ;)

Like I said..... ;)
10-16-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,226
Posted By Pratt

Work Stand, Boy Was I Dumb!

Just got a Park work stand. After I put it together, I put my bike on it and couldn't believe how easy it was to work on it. I'm still kicking myself for spending, literally, decades making bike...
10-16-23, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By uncle uncle

I agree with everything you wrote Jeff... I think...

I agree with everything you wrote Jeff... I think the chewy nugget center of the story wasn't necessarily a "cheap bike", but a competent bicycle gotten for a respectable price that accomplishes all...
10-16-23, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By georges1

on a side note some of their allez pro and allez...

on a side note some of their allez pro and allez comp frames were handmade in japan with tange prestige tubing. Even during years 1997-1998, Specialized used Ritchey Nitanium tubing which was a...
10-14-23, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By Piff

Badass! Everything she talks about is true,...

Badass! Everything she talks about is true, there's nothing quite like going around a city on a bike and allowing yourself to adventure around. Great inspirational video.
10-14-23, 10:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,922
Posted By Chombi1

I usually clamp my bikes by the middle of the top...

I usually clamp my bikes by the middle of the top tube because of better balance on the stand. But I'm very careful not to overtighten the clamp as it could damage the frame tubes, especially with...
10-14-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,922
Posted By Chuck M

I don't have experience with carbon fiber, but I...

I don't have experience with carbon fiber, but I clamp hi-ten, Cro-Mo and aluminum bikes by the top tube regularly. The clamp force is adjustable and as long as you don't horse it down, there...
10-11-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,064
Posted By hokiefyd

You ought to be able to get it pretty close. I'd...

You ought to be able to get it pretty close. I'd start with trying to get the whole cassette without rub in the middle ring. In my experience, if you can get this, you're 90% of the way there, and...
10-11-23, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By gugie

I'm a retired mechanical engineer, and have known...

I'm a retired mechanical engineer, and have known some very skilled welders. Interestingly enough, some of the best weld jobs I've seen are on production frames. Custom builders make at most a few...
10-09-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By plonz

Love that color. Enjoy the build and please let...

Love that color. Enjoy the build and please let me know when you’re ready to offload that stem!
10-09-23, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By merziac

You're welcome and yep, outsourced very early on...

You're welcome and yep, outsourced very early on with great oversight from Merz and DiNucci, who Sinyard the tyrant sent to Japan to get them inline with his vision.

They did, he got rich and we...
10-09-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,357
Posted By DorkDisk

I have a bunch of vintage 26ers, and a fat large...

I have a bunch of vintage 26ers, and a fat large wheel is a different experience. I've been enjoying this 2013 Marin Muirwoods for 10 years now, currently with a triple and 48mm slicks. Its a bit...
10-09-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By RustyJames

Beautiful condition! The brifters will be...

Beautiful condition! The brifters will be snatched up quickly and 2 bills is a great price for this machine.
10-08-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,064
Posted By smd4

AH-HAHAHAHAHA!! Thatís why I wouldnít let you...

AH-HAHAHAHAHA!! Thatís why I wouldnít let you touch my bike with a 10 foot pole.
10-07-23, 06:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,206
Posted By dedhed

Park ...

Park
​​​​​​https://www.parktool.com/en-us/product/polylube-1000-lubricant-tub-ppl-2?category=Lubricants+%26+Compounds

What I use...
10-03-23, 11:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,206
Posted By davidad

The correct answer is use any auto grease you buy...

The correct answer is use any auto grease you buy at an auto parts store. I would guess most bike grease is simply grease that has been rebranded and packaged as bike grease.
09-29-23, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By ofajen

Iíve tried just about every other bar type. ...

Iíve tried just about every other bar type. Didnít get to butterfly bars because I already had these concerns. Similar problems with straight bars and bar ends or the Scott bars that integrate the...
Forum: Touring
09-29-23, 03:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By 777funk

To date, it's the nicest riding bike I've owned....

To date, it's the nicest riding bike I've owned. Really zero complaints. I also have a Raleigh 10 speed that rides almost as nice but I don't ride in drop position and the bars make my palms sore...
09-28-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,213
Posted By cyccommute

It depends. As stated elsewhere, upgrades...

It depends. As stated elsewhere, upgrades shouldn’t be done with an eye to future sale. They should be done with an eye to what you want out of the bike. You should also choose projects that are...
09-28-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Mr. 66

I can't give you year of make, but I think that's...

I can't give you year of make, but I think that's an ok deal if the wheels are good. So as-is and refurb is good, I would not do more than that. I've had Sirrus in double and triple they both...
09-22-23, 06:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,255
Posted By 2_i

In my experience the Schwalbe tubes have been...

In my experience the Schwalbe tubes have been notorious for coming with faulty cores. I have been replacing them with no-name cores from AliExpress, that both looked better by eye and operated...
09-05-23, 11:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,235
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks both, I have purchased the HG above and...

Thanks both, I have purchased the HG above and cancelled the 600 order. Not loving the largest cog being black but it's irrelevant, sounds like this will fit well and shift well and, yes, was very...
09-04-23, 08:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,235
Posted By Hobbiano

According to the '83 catalog, these came with an...

According to the '83 catalog, these came with an ultra six speed freewheel, which is the same width or just slightly wider than a five speed and narrower than a standard six or a seven a helicomatic...
09-04-23, 07:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,235
Posted By JohnDThompson

The frame wasn't designed to use a 7-spocket...

The frame wasn't designed to use a 7-spocket cluster. Use a 6-sprocket cluster instead, or accept that you'll need to make some compromises, e.g. a spacer and redishing the wheel, or filing the stay...
08-30-23, 06:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,551
Posted By jetboy

If you left that bike locked to a public bike...

If you left that bike locked to a public bike parking space for a month? It's been a nuisance and at that point the storage fees are now accrued such that it is no longer your bike. Just like if you...
08-30-23, 05:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,551
Posted By jetboy

I'd just say we all have our own path on these...

I'd just say we all have our own path on these things. I run a bike co-op and we work with local authorities and they bring us the abandoned bikes rather than just dump them in the recycle bin.
...
08-30-23, 08:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,172
Posted By Iride01

I use to true my own wheels. Did it for many...

I use to true my own wheels. Did it for many years without knowing anything about it other than if you tighten the correct spokes and maybe loosen another the wheel will go back to true. I only had a...
08-30-23, 08:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,172
Posted By pdlamb

Worst new wheel I had was a cheap one the bike...

Worst new wheel I had was a cheap one the bike shop had in stock when spokes broke the day before leaving on vacation. Broke a spoke after 500 miles, and a second before 600 miles. By then I had...
08-29-23, 10:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,760
Posted By Airwolf641

I measured the pedals from the inside edge of the...

I measured the pedals from the inside edge of the pedal to the downtube and they are exactly equal distance from the downtube, give or take 2mm.

I will try to get a better understanding of...
08-28-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,760
Posted By dedhed

Personally I prefer to measure the diameter of...

Personally I prefer to measure the diameter of the seat tube with a caliper, measure from the edge of the seat tube with a ruler, then add 1/2 of the seat tube diameter to that measurement. It takes...
08-26-23, 02:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,603
Posted By maddog34

so.. you're reusing a solvent loaded with...

so.. you're reusing a solvent loaded with previous filth and conntaminants, and that is HYGROSCOPIC (attracts Water), to "clean a chain".

got it.
thanks for clarifying.
:foo:
i use mineral...
08-22-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,248
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

And here I am with friction thumb shifters.... ...

And here I am with friction thumb shifters....

(cold dead hands)
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