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09-26-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Kai Winters

There's not a problem with the Shimano BB's. But...

There's not a problem with the Shimano BB's. But any press fit BB is going to present problems over time and imo requires more maintenance than a threaded BB mainly because it is not possible, within...
09-26-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 411
Posted By Kai Winters

Two keys to truing: It is as much an art as a...

Two keys to truing:
It is as much an art as a science
small adjustments are best

sometimes the best way to make a "chipped" wheel rideable is to lessen spoke tension on adjacent spokes...not...
09-25-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 430
Posted By Kai Winters

"The Basics" does not include adjusting the...

"The Basics" does not include adjusting the bearings in a hub and if one is going to go through the effort to "adjust" the hub bearings you may as well disassemble, clean and grease the bearings and...
09-25-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,238
Posted By Kai Winters

Bragging...Trolling...or...??? meh, who cares...

Bragging...Trolling...or...???
meh, who cares...
09-25-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 430
Posted By Kai Winters

w...t...f...???

w...t...f...???
09-25-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 430
Posted By Kai Winters

Oh ! Good one...missed it...glad you picked up on...

Oh ! Good one...missed it...glad you picked up on it...chapeau
09-25-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Kai Winters

Considering I can still get, through the shop...

Considering I can still get, through the shop where I work, parts for 6 speed systems without a problem it is likely 11 speed mech stuff will be available for some time.
09-24-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 430
Posted By Kai Winters

The basic repair skills while on the road is how...

The basic repair skills while on the road is how to repair/replace a flat tire...if you're using a tube in a tire system.
This includes how to remove the wheel, remove one side of the tire, remove...
09-22-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By Kai Winters

Seems like a lot of money basically for an "a...

Seems like a lot of money basically for an "a hole detection system".
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By Kai Winters

I'm left with two trains of thought. The first...

I'm left with two trains of thought.
The first is the guy is trolling for the comments and he wins lol.
The second is he is clueless and deserves his fate to ride the wobbly wheel forevah and evah.
09-20-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,150
Posted By Kai Winters

When you ride "once or twice a week" how far/long...

When you ride "once or twice a week" how far/long do you ride? What is your average speed for the ride?
Lose weight
Ride more
Strength to weight ratio is one key in climbing as well as practicing...
Forum: Touring
09-19-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Kai Winters

Great photos...glad you had a great time...thanks...

Great photos...glad you had a great time...thanks for sharing.
09-18-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 830
Posted By Kai Winters

I woke up today...whew...

I woke up today...whew...
09-17-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By Kai Winters

Seems you summed it up nicely. You bought a...

Seems you summed it up nicely. You bought a trainer that won't do what you want it to do.
If you can't return it I guess you could test the range of the wireless transmitter by riding the trainer...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 287,030
Posted By Kai Winters

A few days ago I found an assortment of...

A few days ago I found an assortment of solderless connectors spread across the road. The container was nearby but had been run over more than once and was unuseable.
What's real funny is I had just...
Forum: Recumbent
09-15-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By Kai Winters

I use a bit of electric wire, the in wall kind,...

I use a bit of electric wire, the in wall kind, that is bent into a hook and dangles from my h'bars. I just grab and pull. The wire straightens and pulls right off for a quick blast.
09-15-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,727
Posted By Kai Winters

I work in a small bike shop as a part time...

I work in a small bike shop as a part time wrench. I'm retired and like working on bikes and have been for decades.
One big problem we are stuck with is a hole customers dropping off bikes for...
09-14-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 2,806
Posted By Kai Winters

If I'm just putting along I'll ride in a bike...

If I'm just putting along I'll ride in a bike lane. I'm slow enough to not be a threat and can react faster and easier to people who 'ride bikes' but aren't 'riders'...yep there is a difference.
If...
09-14-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,829
Posted By Kai Winters

IMO it's what works for the rider. It's...

IMO it's what works for the rider.
It's difficult for the rider when there is a comfort issue due to a physiological complication. A fitter, I was a "Fit Kit" certified 'fitter' for years, has to...
09-13-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 976
Posted By Kai Winters

Spokes flex during a ride. They flex more the...

Spokes flex during a ride. They flex more the heavier the rider so breaking in the middle is the weak point of that particular spoke. It may be that the rim itself is ok and has "warped" because the...
09-13-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Kai Winters

Weird Sensation...well that certainly indicates a...

Weird Sensation...well that certainly indicates a problem...sigh
Does the axle move when you move the wheel perpendicular to its rotation direction? If so then it needs adjusting.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,737
Posted By Kai Winters

Because it is far easier to drive a vehicle to...

Because it is far easier to drive a vehicle to work.
If you live in the suburbs you likely have a long commute by vehicle and a bike won't cut it...not even an ebike.
I worked 12 hour swing...
09-09-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 932
Posted By Kai Winters

60 and below knickers 50 and below light tights...

60 and below knickers
50 and below light tights
40 ish med tights then Zwifting
09-08-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,370
Posted By Kai Winters

If your method works for you...it works

If your method works for you...it works
09-08-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,370
Posted By Kai Winters

Shift to the small/small gears Open brake is...

Shift to the small/small gears
Open brake is using rim brakes...if disks you don't have to...says cap'n obvious
loosen quick release or remove thru axle
Remove wheel
set bike on ground on...
09-06-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 8,168
Posted By Kai Winters

For some it is the precursor to the "Floaty...

For some it is the precursor to the "Floaty Chair"...
09-05-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,370
Posted By Kai Winters

ummmm i was serious

ummmm i was serious
09-05-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,370
Posted By Kai Winters

You only think the handlebars took most of the...

You only think the handlebars took most of the impact but you are wrong. The bike took the impact but the most outboard part...handlebars...appear to have taken the impact. The "really bad bump" may...
09-04-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Kai Winters

It might be trued to a reasonable degree but the...

It might be trued to a reasonable degree but the major problem is an imbalance of spoke tensions which could result in the wheel failing at some point. Shmaybe/Smmaybe Not. It also depends on how...
09-03-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 534
Posted By Kai Winters

3, 2, 1 is a term used by the shifting...

3, 2, 1 is a term used by the shifting manufacturer just to distinguish the gear the shifter has been moved to. Some makers use 1, 2, 3. It doesn't really matter and only defines the gear inches each...
09-01-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,890
Posted By Kai Winters

Neither would I.

Neither would I.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By Kai Winters

I've been hit by 5 cars in over 35 years of...

I've been hit by 5 cars in over 35 years of riding and racing. I've crashed in races maybe the same but not bad for nearly 50 races per season. The last car that hit me was the first that saw me...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By Kai Winters

The bottom bracket shell is the most densely...

The bottom bracket shell is the most densely layered part of the frame.
Superficial damage imo. Remove crank, sand to smooth, either add a bit of Bondo to level the area or just prime and cover with...
08-31-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By Kai Winters

Sounds like a plan...what could go wrong

Sounds like a plan...what could go wrong
08-29-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Kai Winters

Andy has the right of it. Start from the...

Andy has the right of it.
Start from the beginning.
remove the cable from the pinch bolt on the rear der...check that there isn't a problem with the cable moving in the housing by holding the end...
08-29-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,024
Posted By Kai Winters

All too often the police do their jobs only to...

All too often the police do their jobs only to see the criminals released without punishment by the courts and their politicians...er um...officials.
Taking matters into one's hands is the result of...
08-28-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By Kai Winters

Buy from a reliable source...if not...meh, don't...

Buy from a reliable source...if not...meh, don't care
08-28-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By Kai Winters

they all work generally as described and...

they all work generally as described and generally last quite a few years...depending on a variety of things.
make a list of what you want to display, record, etc.
decide on how much you can afford...
08-25-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 461
Posted By Kai Winters

An 8 speed chain is likely wider than the 10...

An 8 speed chain is likely wider than the 10 speed chain the FD is designed for thus one possible reason for rubbing.
Start from the beginning...remove cable from pinch bolt...set FD to proper...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,125
Posted By Kai Winters

Yes they are. They have been my 'go to' insoles...

Yes they are. They have been my 'go to' insoles for quite some time. The +++ worked quite well except the arch support was too far forward for my feet. More like pushing against the balls of my feet...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,125
Posted By Kai Winters

They are basic insoles...inexpensive and don't do...

They are basic insoles...inexpensive and don't do much if insoles are needed.
The Spesh Body Geometry insoles are not the insoles that come with the shoes...the BG insoles are actually quite nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,125
Posted By Kai Winters

I removed the MetaDomes during today's ride. They...

I removed the MetaDomes during today's ride. They seemed to be providing pressure points where none was needed. I may still try them again but the front of my feet felt fine without them. I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,125
Posted By Kai Winters

I wore the 7's and now the latest Torch SWorks...

I wore the 7's and now the latest Torch SWorks shoes.
They are both very comfortable, light and very breathable.
The latest Torch have a slightly wider toe box and don't have the hook/loop strap...
08-21-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,616
Posted By Kai Winters

I'll ask what the problem is. If it's mechanical...

I'll ask what the problem is. If it's mechanical I'll offer to help. If they have a flat and don't carry the necessities to fix a flat then I go on my way. I'm not AAA. I'm not going to give up my...
08-21-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Kai Winters

When you don't know what you're doing...DON'T... ...

When you don't know what you're doing...DON'T...
Watch more videos...keep trying...
08-20-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Kai Winters

I prefer to build my bikes from the frame up but...

I prefer to build my bikes from the frame up but I have the tools, knowledge and experience to do so.
It is not easy, especially without the proper tools, and I've had to repair the mess from others...
08-18-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Kai Winters

Remove the rear derailleur from the bike so you...

Remove the rear derailleur from the bike so you have better access to the hole it goes in.
If it came out it will go in...it didn't miraculously expand...
08-18-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,122
Posted By Kai Winters

I prefer Noxema...as Chris Horner says, it feels...

I prefer Noxema...as Chris Horner says, it feels tingly.
I apply it where my inner thighs meet the torso.
Generally you apply it to the chamois itself along the edges where the chamois joins the...
08-17-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 881
Posted By Kai Winters

Reads more like you ride on really crappy roads. ...

Reads more like you ride on really crappy roads.
Are the punctures pinch flats or single hole punctures?
230lbs...what tire pressure do you run?
Are you a "snow plow" rider...hitting every...
08-15-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By Kai Winters

Always a good policy to start at the beginning...

Always a good policy to start at the beginning when investigating/remediating shifting problems.
Disconnect all cables and remove rear der. from hanger.
Check rear der. hanger alignment...once done...
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