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02-01-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 859
Posted By FBinNY

First of all ---- There is no safety issue here. ...

First of all ---- There is no safety issue here.

Secondly, you're obsessing over nothing and wasting your time "fixing" what ain't broke.

Third, it helps to understand how human controlled...
02-01-23, 07:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 859
Posted By Bill Kapaun

When under severe braking, just about all your...

When under severe braking, just about all your weight transfers to the front and the rear is likely to just skid anyway.
Think of a near nose stand just as the rear wheel is leaving the ground.
01-27-23, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By sweeks

Sorry, no ideas. But.... "pawls".

Sorry, no ideas. But.... "pawls".
01-26-23, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Riding a tire under inflated will often result in...

Riding a tire under inflated will often result in the tire trying to shift rotationally around the wheel. The tube, however, is trapped in place by that pesky valve. So the tire shifts around...
01-24-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 685
Posted By Trakhak

A photo of the opening at the bottom of the stem...

A photo of the opening at the bottom of the stem clamping area taken from below will likely show the stem is fully closed. If the stem and bar were compatible, you'd see a gap of a few millimeters....
01-23-23, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 829
Posted By KerryIrons

If it truly is only 0.5 mm, I would not hesitate...

If it truly is only 0.5 mm, I would not hesitate to use a round file to "extend" the slot on the brakes by that 0.5 mm.
01-22-23, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By John Valuk

I think that when the package states, 'For tap...

I think that when the package states, 'For tap sizes #0-1/2"', it is referring to the size of the holes that the taps would be used for - and not to the square shank sizes. So, as small as a tap for...
01-19-23, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Why would you want to tighten the stem's quill...

Why would you want to tighten the stem's quill bolt "like crazy"? Is there a problem with the current set up not keeping tight or does the stem move about while riding? The usual way to tighten a...
01-15-23, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 391
Posted By jadmt

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed...

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle...
01-15-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 391
Posted By Kontact

Is it a big deal to request and receive...

Is it a big deal to request and receive standardized information on the internet? What else is the internet really for besides distributing information?

I'm glad the OP asked the question rather...
01-15-23, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By veganbikes

Nobody could pay me to use a slime tube. That is...

Nobody could pay me to use a slime tube. That is how horrible they are. If you use good tires and keep them properly inflated you are less likely to have punctures and if you are still having...
01-15-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By Crankycrank

My experience with Slime tubes is that they...

My experience with Slime tubes is that they aren't all that reliable at sealing punctures and are a complete PITA to patch as the Slime has to be completely cleaned off and any Slime seeping out will...
01-14-23, 02:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 636
Posted By HillRider

Yes, they do......if you don't put any priority...

Yes, they do......if you don't put any priority on being able to stop. I'd either adapt the straight bars with suitable brake levers or toss the "safety levers" and use the drop bars without them.
01-13-23, 07:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,186
Posted By Miele Man

I think of spoke protectors (aka Dork Discs) as...

I think of spoke protectors (aka Dork Discs) as insurance. You don't really want if but if something does go wrong you're really glad you have it.

To me a spoke protector doesn't look any worse...
01-11-23, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By FBinNY

Index shift levers are prone to get gummed up...

Index shift levers are prone to get gummed up with dried lube or other contaminants. That causes the lever to not properly engage the cam, and missed shifts.

Usually, flushing with light oil or...
01-09-23, 07:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 904
Posted By wheelreason

Don't listen to the nay sayers, use percussive...

Don't listen to the nay sayers, use percussive brute force and make sure to post pictures and videos of the process, sanding your rims and drilling your tires will help it fit better...
01-09-23, 01:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,186
Posted By Darth Lefty

beg to differ ...

beg to differ


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01-07-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By scottfsmith

Thats impressive, both the quality and the price....

Thats impressive, both the quality and the price. I've been repairing my own clothes for 40 years but if I get a tough one I might try the local dry cleaner who also does repairs.

I'm going...
01-06-23, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By dmwill

Maybe consider a trailer to use with your...

Maybe consider a trailer to use with your existing bike, that way you can tailor the hauling capacity for the job at hand. I really like the Burley flatbeds, they seem really versatile. Sometimes you...
01-02-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By Schweinhund

Metal tears, metal fractures, metal breaks in...

Metal tears, metal fractures, metal breaks in different ways. Without seeing how it broke, or a picture of the wheel, everything is conjecture.
01-02-23, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 741
Posted By HillRider

This sounds like the opposite solution to the...

This sounds like the opposite solution to the usual hub OLD/Frame OLD mismatch. Generally it's solved by widening the frame, not narrowing the hub. Assuming your frame is steel, widening the rear...
12-31-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 484
Posted By Hondo6

OK, please educate me. I'll agree that 10mm...

OK, please educate me.

I'll agree that 10mm x 1mm of some length is the most common rear axle, at least for QR axles. But when did 10mm become the most common size for front axles? I'm pretty sure...
12-31-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,855
Posted By Steve B.

Maybe solid tires just suck ?. Best option is...

Maybe solid tires just suck ?. Best option is new tubeless wheels and tires, you could likely run 70-80 psi and be super comfortable.

If not just get some tubed clinchers in a 28-32 and run...
12-29-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,443
Posted By Lombard

jesnow , for the love of puppies and kittens, I...

jesnow , for the love of puppies and kittens, I cannot understand why you and so many other posters come here looking for confirmation on an idea, then when experienced people tell you it's a bad...
12-29-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,443
Posted By Inusuit

The internet is a raunchy place. Grow a thick...

The internet is a raunchy place. Grow a thick skin or stay away.
12-28-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,443
Posted By Kontact

I gave up on this forum for a long time, because...

I gave up on this forum for a long time, because I - as a professional mechanic - got constantly trolled by amateurs. Your experience is interesting because you are an amateur that is unhappy getting...
12-27-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,443
Posted By jesnow

To bring some closure to this June 2021 thread. I...

To bring some closure to this June 2021 thread. I stopped reading because people were so horrible to me, especially Koyote, Cxwrench and Veganbikes, really super offensive to simple asked questions....
12-23-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By Bill Kapaun

How about using a deep socket and lightly tapping...

How about using a deep socket and lightly tapping "object" into place?
12-22-22, 02:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,777
Posted By MinnMan

Yes, that's where I'm at. (not the touring part,...

Yes, that's where I'm at. (not the touring part, though)

There are also other dimensions to consider. I had this conversation with my wife after friend #2 was killed. I said, if it happens to me,...
12-21-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,777
Posted By John E

I do far less recreational cycling than I used...

I do far less recreational cycling than I used to, or than I would prefer to, and I am extremely selecting about my routes and times of day.

I honestly believe today's motorists are less...
12-21-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,777
Posted By Iride01

Condolences for the loss of your friend. We...

Condolences for the loss of your friend.

We had a older cyclist run down in the wee hours by a hit and run motorist a year or two ago. It took six to nine months, but they did find the person and...
12-20-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 703
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't worry about it. Just do up the QR...

I wouldn't worry about it. Just do up the QR skewer properly and you should be fine.
12-13-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By dedhed

I just screw on the adapter. By the time I...

I just screw on the adapter.
By the time I wheel the bike over, dig the chuck and adapter out of the tool box, bring the valve around, and unscrew the cap and nut, what's a couple more seconds?
12-11-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By streetsurfer

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12-10-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,176
Posted By sincos

Now I'm really going to date myself, but BITD...

Now I'm really going to date myself, but BITD (80's-90's) Park were the good value choice: decent quality at a good price. I liked VAR better, though harder to find. Campagnolo were the top of the...
12-10-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,176
Posted By Soody

I just want to give a shoutout to Icetoolz I...

I just want to give a shoutout to Icetoolz
I have found their stuff, cone spanners, etc, to be equal or higher quality than park, at a lower price

Those Taiwanese mid-tier companies are the peak...
12-10-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,176
Posted By Hondo6

Connex links are long-lasting, but they're not...

Connex links are long-lasting, but they're not immune to wear. Their pins wear just like those on other chain links, albeit perhaps more slowly.

I'd prefer not to have one worn link on a new...
12-06-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,298
Posted By soyabean

Underinflation. Most folks never check their...

Underinflation.

Most folks never check their tyre pressure, bike, ebike, car, van, basketball,...
12-05-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By veganbikes

Wow people really escalate quickly. You...

Wow people really escalate quickly.

You stated initially that you were leery of their products for good reason and the reason you provided was a single cheap bike having issues and parts going in...
12-04-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,968
Posted By Koyote

Theoretically true, but cam sizes vary. In...

Theoretically true, but cam sizes vary. In practice, the design of most external cam skewers (larger cams) results in less clamping force (for the same hand pressure when closing) and hence less...
12-04-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,968
Posted By sweeks

Purgative: laxative Prerogative: right or...

Purgative: laxative
Prerogative: right or privilege
(/pedant mode) :innocent:
12-04-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,219
Posted By fooferdoggie

the bikes at Walmart are not all that much...

the bikes at Walmart are not all that much cheaper overall. like ya 140.00 for a little kids bike. my daughter bought one for our granddaughter. but our little girl was only 30 pounds at 4 and could...
12-04-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,968
Posted By SurferRosa

"the rear triangle has play." :wtf: I...

"the rear triangle has play."

:wtf:

I don't know what this means, but it sounds like a much bigger issue than a bent skewer.
12-03-22, 01:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,460
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Don't know if you've ever ridden a motorcycle,...

Don't know if you've ever ridden a motorcycle, but you never try to fight the handlebar in a turn. You countersteer to get the bike to lean into the turn on its own. This is increasingly important...
12-02-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 813
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Neither. Get a SA drum brake. ZERO drag or...

Neither. Get a SA drum brake. ZERO drag or service needed.
11-30-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,460
Posted By RubeRad

I will also chime in that 30psi is ridiculously...

I will also chime in that 30psi is ridiculously high for 4" tires.

My Surly Krampus wears 3" wide tires, I'm a fatso at 250lb, and I consider 10 psi front / 15 psi rear to be pumping them up extra...
11-28-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 885
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, 03:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 885
Posted By nomadmax

For measuring the ID of a seat tube, use a bore...

For measuring the ID of a seat tube, use a bore gauge (then use the calipers on that). Start there.
11-22-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 602
Posted By maddog34

more like treating athlete's foot with an enema.

more like treating athlete's foot with an enema.
11-20-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By dsbrantjr

I find that pedals typically come from the...

I find that pedals typically come from the factory skimpily lubed and too tightly adjusted; I always lube and adjust new pedals before putting them into service. I specifically only buy pedals which...
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