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12-06-22, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 161
Posted By FBinNY

FWIW - in most states the shoulder is NOT...

FWIW - in most states the shoulder is NOT considered to be part of the road.

Personally, I don't make my lane position decisions based on rights, but rather on what's most practical. Usually that...
12-05-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,083
Posted By FBinNY

Yes, there are alternate approaches that work. ...

Yes, there are alternate approaches that work. I'll adjust what I do according to the specific situation.

In dense urban areas, I'll often find myself waiting abreast of a truck at a corner. I...
12-05-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,083
Posted By FBinNY

It's sometimes frustrating (for lack of a better...

It's sometimes frustrating (for lack of a better word) that A&S lumps these together.

While there's definitely overlap, they are different concepts. As road users we can advocate for making...
12-04-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,083
Posted By FBinNY

I suspect that part of the issue with some A&S...

I suspect that part of the issue with some A&S folks is that they have a binary, zero-sum worldview. So they take any suggestion that cyclist victims might have contributed to their misfortune, as...
12-04-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 770
Posted By FBinNY

Couldn't tell. When I'm posting from the cell...

Couldn't tell. When I'm posting from the cell phone, I don't see things like emojis. Therefore I read your post in the context of your prior posts about skewer strength.
12-04-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 770
Posted By FBinNY

Let's focus on the basics. Skewers don't...

Let's focus on the basics. Skewers don't magically bend. So, either it was bent or there's a reason it bent.

Normally there's no load on a skewer other than the tension from the cam, which...
12-04-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 231
Posted By FBinNY

It's mainly a question of good use of time. ...

It's mainly a question of good use of time.

Instead of crapping around with more tools, ie. a wrench for the lockout, and trying to tighten it while holding the fork, you can simply use the pipe...
12-04-22, 01:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 550
Posted By FBinNY

Actually, despite over 200k lifetime road miles,...

Actually, despite over 200k lifetime road miles, many in the dense metro NY area, the only biking injury* I've ever suffered was while riding indoors.

Crashed while riding rollers and broke my big...
12-03-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 22,666
Posted By FBinNY

No! I treat every intersection as...

No!

I treat every intersection as unregulated, and ride accordingly. So, red or green, I'll slow, observe, and proceed when I judge it safe to do so.

My logic is very simple. Traffic signals...
12-03-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By FBinNY

Yes, it's axle, not QR, bite that counts. ...

Yes, it's axle, not QR, bite that counts.

Since you don't see evidence of movement, it follows that the wheel might have been improperly seated all along.

So, do nothing for the moment, except...
12-03-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By FBinNY

Disc brakes behind the blades cause a downward...

Disc brakes behind the blades cause a downward reaction force on the axle. This is more pronounced on the left side.

So, at first glance, the chipping and wheel tilt are consistent with the axle...
12-03-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By FBinNY

If I read your intent correctly, the answer is a...

If I read your intent correctly, the answer is a clear NO.

For cables to work there has to be relative movement between the inner wire and the housing. Butting housing up against the splitter...
12-03-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,172
Posted By FBinNY

I too am a fan of steel topped work benches. It's...

I too am a fan of steel topped work benches. It's more durable, and easier to keep clean.
12-02-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,098
Posted By FBinNY

This isn't and shouldn't be considered a binary...

This isn't and shouldn't be considered a binary (black/white) consideration.

Roads are a shared resource, so we should be assertive in making sure we have the safe access we are entitled to, while...
12-02-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 267
Posted By FBinNY

They make shims specifically for mounting 1.125...

They make shims specifically for mounting 1.125 stems on 1 inch forks. So assuming you can find the right stem that fits your bars, that's how I'd go.

Keep in mind that you'll probably find the...
12-02-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By FBinNY

Off the cuff, check both cable length and outer...

Off the cuff, check both cable length and outer limit screw.

It's possible that the cable is causing the shift, but not allowing the levers cam to engage the latch. If so, slightly slackening the...
12-02-22, 02:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By FBinNY

These are readily available Open your...

These are readily available


Open your search engine and search for

Campagnolo serrated brake washer.

It should show various sources, and also list other brands of similar parts.
12-02-22, 01:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By FBinNY

There's no need to take the arm off unless you're...

There's no need to take the arm off unless you're replacing the axle.

However, just so you get it, the brake arm is keyed to the cone, so the static brake part is kept from turning when the brake...
12-02-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By FBinNY

The first step to diagnose indexing issues is to...

The first step to diagnose indexing issues is to check the overall span or travel from end to end.

Shift to low gear and back the limit out of the way while you adjust the trim to be perfect. Now...
12-01-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By FBinNY

I haven't checked, and leave that to the OP, but...

I haven't checked, and leave that to the OP, but I believe that Shimano's site has pages of exploded views with parts identified by number.

As I said, it's purely a suggestion for the OP to try...
12-01-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By FBinNY

BTW- I missed the part about the cup being able...

BTW- I missed the part about the cup being able to move (spin) in the frame. I suspect that this isn't the original cup, and someone replaced it with one intended to fit a smaller head tube ID. ...
12-01-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,083
Posted By FBinNY

Truck right hooks are all too common, and nothing...

Truck right hooks are all too common, and nothing that follows is intended to excuse negligent drivers in any way.

HOWEVER

We need to operate on two planes. There's the advocacy standpoint...
12-01-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By FBinNY

Gravity alone, or combined with the impact forces...

Gravity alone, or combined with the impact forces from potholes would have seated this cup long ago (after the first few miles, if that long). So, it's safe to assume it's seated as far as it can...
11-30-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 612
Posted By FBinNY

More proof that a picture is worth a thousand...

More proof that a picture is worth a thousand words. Both the problem and solution are now obvious.

The problem is the rust, and the post will fit perfectly with a light sanding to remove it. Or...
11-30-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 333
Posted By FBinNY

Either should be more than capable of easily...

Either should be more than capable of easily locking the rear wheel at will. That's the most stopping power you can get from a rear brake alone.

So go with whichever you prefer for reasons other...
11-30-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By FBinNY

I have more rain miles than most (10,000+)...

I have more rain miles than most (10,000+) including downpours and occasional floods.

All my hubs are traditional cup/cone design, greased with white lithium grease, at roughly 5,000 mile...
11-30-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By FBinNY

You can get a good estimate of the answer as...

You can get a good estimate of the answer as follows.

1- for every inch you move the wheel back you'll need 2 inches of chain (4 links )

2- to see whether the chain is long enough, shift into...
11-29-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By FBinNY

I'm not sure I understand. It seems that you...

I'm not sure I understand. It seems that you found a bearing that fits, and seems to work when the fork is installed.

So, what's the problem? To paraphrase Admiral Hopper: actually working is...
11-29-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 612
Posted By FBinNY

It also helps to let the bike itself tell you...

It also helps to let the bike itself tell you what's happening.

If a post is tight from the beginning, and doesn't seem to get tighter as you go deeper, then the issue is distortion of the seat...
11-28-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 612
Posted By FBinNY

It's VERY simple. If a 27.2mm post fit at all,...

It's VERY simple. If a 27.2mm post fit at all, it's the right size and a 27.0 will be too small. It is physically impossible to insert a post which is 0.2mm oversize.

The tightness may be because...
11-28-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By FBinNY

There's plenty of latitude in rim/tire width...

There's plenty of latitude in rim/tire width ratios. The published guidelines are just that "guidelines" and can safely be taken with a grain (or more) of salt.

It's a question of purpose and...
11-24-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,069
Posted By FBinNY

Hopefully they're not titanium rails, or we'd be...

Hopefully they're not titanium rails, or we'd be in trouble.
11-24-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,069
Posted By FBinNY

Why are we arguing about rhe difficulties or...

Why are we arguing about rhe difficulties or toxicity of titanium. No one is calling for machining or even touching titanium. A proper repair would only involve reaming out the aluminum sleeve down...
11-24-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By FBinNY

FWIW- Anodized parts vary greatly in luster,...

FWIW- Anodized parts vary greatly in luster, from a satin finish to a fairly high shine.

The degree of shininess depends on the metal BEFORE anodizing and the degree of etching when anodized.
...
11-23-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By FBinNY

Not at all. The only issue might have been...

Not at all. The only issue might have been starting it at an angle.

In fact, it's not at all rare for headsets that weren't pressed in all the way, to settle over the first few rides.
11-22-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 513
Posted By FBinNY

Humans are amazingly adaptable, and will very...

Humans are amazingly adaptable, and will very quickly compensate without even knowing they're doing so.
11-22-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By FBinNY

If you mean to clean it of something like dried...

If you mean to clean it of something like dried oil or tar, then yes, if you're careful


If you mean to make it shinier, then absolutely not.
11-22-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 861
Posted By FBinNY

Anytime I consider a makeshift repair I consider...

Anytime I consider a makeshift repair I consider 2 things; likelihood and consequences of a failure. In fact those are critical issues engineers deal with all the time. For example it's why aircraft...
11-22-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By FBinNY

It's an interference fit, so a decent amount of...

It's an interference fit, so a decent amount of force is called for.

You can use a short length of faced steel pipe as a slide hammer to do the job.
11-22-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,106
Posted By FBinNY

It's been a while. Hopefully the OP got his flat...

It's been a while. Hopefully the OP got his flat fixed by now.
11-21-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 513
Posted By FBinNY

+1. The bike doesn't care which way the bar...

+1.

The bike doesn't care which way the bar or stem are pointed.

When a bike tracks to one side it's usually a bent fork. It could also be a bent rear triangle.

If you're super lucky, it...
11-21-22, 02:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,069
Posted By FBinNY

FWIW - here's how standards and tolerances work...

FWIW - here's how standards and tolerances work for things like seatposts

Posts are the nominal or a bit under, while the tubes they fit are the nominal or a bit over.


Think of the nominal...
11-20-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,069
Posted By FBinNY

2 points, we're not talking about a cosmetic...

2 points, we're not talking about a cosmetic issue, nor about a reconditioned used bike. It's s a pricy new bike, so I don't see any reason the OP should accept anything less than 100% right. The...
11-20-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 444
Posted By FBinNY

Yes. Larger balls push the cones out, so if you...

Yes. Larger balls push the cones out, so if you use all the original parts, the OLD will be greater than before
11-20-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 444
Posted By FBinNY

You don't have to take anything apart, the hub...

You don't have to take anything apart, the hub will tell you.

If you used the wrong balls, the axle length, lockout to lockout will now be longer. So a simple measurement will tell you where you...
11-20-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By FBinNY

+1 "Mag" is more properly a shortened version of...

+1 "Mag" is more properly a shortened version of what might be called "Mag style". OTOH, I wouldn't make a fuss about using the term, after all most of us still talk about dialing a phone, though...
11-19-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,069
Posted By FBinNY

Looking at and extending the sides of the slot, I...

Looking at and extending the sides of the slot, I estimate that the tube is nearly closed on itself at the top.

This wouldn't pass muster on $100 dollar department store bike.

BTW - if this...
11-19-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,069
Posted By FBinNY

Other than semantics, specs (including tolerance)...

Other than semantics, specs (including tolerance) determine a binary right and wrong. A part is either within spec or it isn't.

My statement characterizing the 31.8mm post as "less wrong" was...
11-19-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 924
Posted By FBinNY

Shop around because actual tire width varies...

Shop around because actual tire width varies compared to the published size.

That's partly because the maker has to guess what rim the tire will be on.

So, what you might do is lay your current...
11-18-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 924
Posted By FBinNY

A very basic geometry problem. Given the...

A very basic geometry problem.

Given the info, you're adding 3mm to the cross section circumference of the tire/rim assembly.

Divide by Pi to get roughly a 1mm increase to the diameter, aka...
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