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09-18-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By grumpus

​​​​​Not anywhere that I worked. The front brake...

​​​​​Not anywhere that I worked. The front brake does more work than the rear in a hard stop, making it less effective would be dangerous.
09-16-23, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By grumpus

Well, first the spoke has to really want to...

Well, first the spoke has to really want to change ...
09-15-23, 04:04 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,160
Posted By RCMoeur

They're very strong hamsters. And they're...

They're very strong hamsters. And they're unionized.
09-15-23, 04:04 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,160
Posted By SurferRosa

You haven't ridden through Texas. :innocent:

You haven't ridden through Texas. :innocent:
09-14-23, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 343
Posted By KerryIrons

Apostrophe abuse seems to be a part of this...

Apostrophe abuse seems to be a part of this thread: mechanic's and pro's. Those are possessives, not plurals. Just saying. And what you need really depends on what kind of bikes you will work on....
09-14-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,160
Posted By Trakhak

Road bikes aren't right for everyone. It's easy...

Road bikes aren't right for everyone. It's easy to forget that BikeForums posters tend to divide into two groups: people who like to ride bikes that are optimized for performance and people who like...
09-14-23, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 343
Posted By choddo

I empathise with the manís desire to acquire...

I empathise with the manís desire to acquire tools.

I bought a Park Tool HHP-2 about 2 years ago, have used it once and still love it. Headset and pressfit BBs (with the right adapters, that...
09-12-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By maddog34

i've seen this drag issue on numerous nexus IGH...

i've seen this drag issue on numerous nexus IGH hubs... I consider it an indication that your bottom bracket is Not dragging.

I adjusted one so that drag was minimized,,, then the bearings felt...
09-11-23, 12:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 615
Posted By choddo

Haha. Well if you will have THAT crankset ;) They...

Haha. Well if you will have THAT crankset ;) They do like nice.
09-10-23, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 615
Posted By Steel Charlie

Exactly what I was looking for. Many thanks!

Exactly what I was looking for. Many thanks!
09-09-23, 11:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 615
Posted By maddog34

Be cautious though.. just because a Bolt's max...

Be cautious though.. just because a Bolt's max torque is higher, does not mean that the thing it's Attached to, or Threaded Into, is suddenly stronger...
Seat Clamps, Steering Stems, Carbon Fiber...
09-09-23, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By veganbikes

So you ordered a cheap wheel for a cheap bike. It...

So you ordered a cheap wheel for a cheap bike. It happens especially with the way you went to them. I have customers come in all the time doing the same thing, They sound like birds "cheap cheap,...
09-09-23, 09:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,027
Posted By FBinNY

Got curious, so I checked. Right, wrong, or...

Got curious, so I checked.

Right, wrong, or otherwise, he does seem to get an decent number of likes.
09-09-23, 03:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,895
Posted By FBinNY

Now you have it. Use the closest color match and...

Now you have it. Use the closest color match and just dab it on the bare metal to camouflage the damage and put it out of your mind.

FWIW - I stopped fretting over damage like this 50 years ago,...
09-08-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,297
Posted By grumpus

Eeeewwww. Apparently they still tried to sell it...

Eeeewwww. Apparently they still tried to sell it for several years. (http://museumoffailure.com/pringlesfatfree/)
09-08-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

With each pedal stroke a sideways force is placed...

With each pedal stroke a sideways force is placed on the bike. This force is often seen as the bike traveling a slightly wobbly path as the side force tries to steer the bike and the rider...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-23, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By JoeyBike

I rode SPD for many years. Then I worked for...

I rode SPD for many years. Then I worked for several bike shops and wanted to be educated on everything, so i tried everything. The exact problem i had with Eggbeaters was clipping in. My cleats...
09-06-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,895
Posted By Kontact

Totally safe. With good touch up paint, filler...

Totally safe. With good touch up paint, filler and patience you can make it go away.
09-06-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,895
Posted By mpetry912

I would say that is cosmetic only. Touch up...

I would say that is cosmetic only.

Touch up the paint and stay out of groups who ride like they have something to prove.

/markp
09-06-23, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By JohnDThompson

That's true, but really only an issue in a high...

That's true, but really only an issue in a high load/high speed environment, which bicycles are not.
09-06-23, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By JohnDThompson

Park Tool's SBC-1 has a ball bearing size gauge...

Park Tool's SBC-1 has a ball bearing size gauge (and cotter pin diameter gauge. Handy to have, and not expensive.
https://www.parktool.com/assets/img/product/_productEnlarged/SBC-1_001.jpg...
09-05-23, 12:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 630
Posted By FBinNY

Steel dropouts are very ductile and you'd have to...

Steel dropouts are very ductile and you'd have to work pretty hard to break one when aligning the hanger.

That's unless it were seriously bent in a crash, in which case say a short prayer and go,...
09-03-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,297
Posted By cyccommute

Thatís also what most others are concerned about...

Thatís also what most others are concerned about although the wear doesnít necessarily come from the dirt on the chain. The wear on those items comes from the elongation of the chain and the way...
09-02-23, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By maddog34

ok.. at this point, all i can advise YOU to do...

ok.. at this point, all i can advise YOU to do is...

TAKE THE BIKE TO A COMPETENT REPAIR PERSON.

... Before you ruin something else.
09-01-23, 10:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,297
Posted By cyccommute

Díoh!

Díoh!
09-01-23, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By Plainsman

Man, I feel sheepish posting this. I assumed that...

Man, I feel sheepish posting this. I assumed that since a mechanic swapped out the spacers all was good. I just compared the top cap from the new headset to the old one (still in a bag with old...
09-01-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,185
Posted By JoeyBike

Without my helmet mounted rear view mirror I...

Without my helmet mounted rear view mirror I would be that guy a dozen times or more already.

Keep in mind that MANY people driving big RVs RENT THEM. No extra driver training required, at least...
08-31-23, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By JohnDThompson

Another old idea resurfacing. Desmodromic...

Another old idea resurfacing. Desmodromic derailleurs have been around for decades; Nivex made some in the 1930s. Jan Heine of Renť Herse Cycles in Seattle is fond of them, and has gone to some...
08-27-23, 07:04 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,297
Posted By Chuck M

Diesel smells so bad I can't think of anything I...

Diesel smells so bad I can't think of anything I would want to use it for other than fuel.

And FWIW, it doesn't matter what anyone posts that they do to their chain, someone is going to say it...
08-27-23, 05:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,297
Posted By cyccommute

Chemist, not chemical engineer. Sulfur in the...

Chemist, not chemical engineer. Sulfur in the fuel isnít all that corrosive until it is burned. Not that there is much sulfur in diesel anymore. Since 2006, allowable sulfur was dropped to 15ppm. ...
08-27-23, 03:27 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,297
Posted By SkinGriz

Itís still clean enough for a chain.

Itís still clean enough for a chain.
08-27-23, 08:59 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,297
Posted By cyccommute

The only reason that diesel has water in it is...

The only reason that diesel has water in it is because it was introduced somewhere along the line. Water solubility in diesel is about 100mg/l or 0.01 oz/gallon. That’s 3 tablespoons of water in 100...
08-26-23, 02:41 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,297
Posted By Jeff Neese

Mineral spirits do a better job of cleaning than...

Mineral spirits do a better job of cleaning than diesel fuel or kerosene, and dries cleanly and completely. I soak a new chain in mineral spirits overnight to remove the shipping grease, but I see no...
08-25-23, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Great link from the dark ages! ...

Great link from the dark ages! https://si.shimano.com/en/pdfs/si/6SB0C/SI-6SB0C-000-00-ENG.pdf

I usually remove the shifter pod and lever unit from the body to make the soaking and air...
08-22-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 286
Posted By smd4

That keeps your chain from jamming between the...

That keeps your chain from jamming between the crank arm and chainring if you over shift. Speaking of which, maybe time for a new chainring.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-23, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

OOF My guess is that the pin is worn. The...

OOF
My guess is that the pin is worn.
The fact that it's difficult to fold is not a great sign and increasing wear significantly to the pin and possibly the frame.
This is a folder with a...
08-21-23, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By base2

If only there was some sort of useful information...

If only there was some sort of useful information presented that could guide prospective helpers...🤔

Let's start with some real basic questions.
What does the labels on the bike say?
If there is...
08-21-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,710
Posted By 79pmooney

[/b] I've got 65 or so year old OEMs in my...

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I've got 65 or so year old OEMs in my mouth. (I forget when I got them. My bookkeeping wasn't very good back then.) No way are they dealing with Schraders! Warranty ran out a long time...
08-21-23, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Kontact

You need the #4 bearings.

You need the #4 bearings.
Forum: Commuting
08-21-23, 12:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,376
Posted By soyabean

Just so we all know, they do make M5 screws of...

Just so we all know, they do make M5 screws of exact lengths.
08-20-23, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,174
Posted By Kontact

You can screw up the preload on any bearing. But...

You can screw up the preload on any bearing. But it is not hard to get the preload on QR hubs right by setting them so play just disappears when the QR is tight. The axles can only compress so much,...
08-20-23, 08:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,442
Posted By SurferRosa

That's a very clean looking shell. And if you...

That's a very clean looking shell. And if you didn't do anything, it will still look like that in 10 years.

People make waay too much fuss of a little rust.
08-15-23, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By FBinNY

There's no disagreement between you and Jobst. ...

There's no disagreement between you and Jobst.

We just have to accept that all discussion of bearing adjustment are based on the as used condition. That means installed and QR tightened as you...
08-13-23, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By FBinNY

Best not to try to make a seal. And reminding...

Best not to try to make a seal. And reminding you that the nut never did anyway.

The reason I argue against weather sealing rims is that with a lifetime of wet riding (including complete rim...
08-12-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I like having the hammer so close to hand when...

I like having the hammer so close to hand when truing wheels:) Andy
08-07-23, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 348
Posted By Iride01

I would think it'd be under less stress than...

I would think it'd be under less stress than having a cyclist on the bike pedaling down a bumpy road. At worst or maybe for the better, you'll find out if the stem needs tightening. But those...
08-07-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By Bike Gremlin

All good points. Still, it is possible for a...

All good points.
Still, it is possible for a factory to make a faulty spoke. Which is why I have most faith in the old, tried and tested spokes.
Note: in Serbia, the only available spokes are...
08-07-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By Barry2

NopeÖ they will only break once! Barry

NopeÖ they will only break once!

Barry
08-07-23, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By cyccommute

While I agree that spoke breakage is because of...

While I agree that spoke breakage is because of faulty spokes, I probably donít agree with what you consider ďfaultyĒ. Imperfections in the spoke material are relatively uncommon. The metallurgy...
08-07-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 783
Posted By Steel Charlie

In just about every activity that I've ever been...

In just about every activity that I've ever been involved with I have always been amazed at the lengths some people will go to rather than simply doing something the proper way. That would be AMAZED...
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