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07-22-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 522
Posted By cxwrench

No...there should be no noticeable difference...

No...there should be no noticeable difference that you could feel between pretty much any 2 rims much 2 rims that are basically the same thing. If a certain wheel 'feels' much more comfortable than...
06-25-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By dsaul

I build bike frames and that is definitely an...

I build bike frames and that is definitely an aluminum frame. As for welding it, if it were mine, I would weld it and make sure I had a long enough seat post in the future. I have personally welded...
06-25-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By RChung

That depends on how well you can balance without...

That depends on how well you can balance without wobbling. I live in Berkeley and I used to ride up Marin every once in a while as a "how far up can I make it?" check. You may know that it was...
06-24-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,550
Posted By chaadster

Hahaha! Did you look at it?! No effin’ way. As...

Hahaha! Did you look at it?! No effin’ way. As was said upthread, “physics.”

I generally like, and own some, PDW stuff, but the Ninja pump seems like a huge fail in terms of being a hand pump...
06-24-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,550
Posted By Koyote

When it comes to mini-pumps, smaller equals less...

When it comes to mini-pumps, smaller equals less functionality. Itís just simple physics: a smaller pump moves less air with each stroke.

Youíll get plenty of recommendations, and mine is the...
06-16-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 968
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Update- Wheel is built - next step is to get a...

Update-
Wheel is built - next step is to get a tire and put some miles on it and see how if it stays true. I'm assuming it will need a 'touch up' once it gets ridden.

I used the Mavic rim - once...
06-12-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,748
Posted By tcs

It cleans, lubricates and protects? Wow, it's...

It cleans, lubricates and protects? Wow, it's like a three-in-one product! Why hasn't anyone thought of that before?

Oh. Right.

One of the oldest cycling products you can buy, 3inOne oil...
06-05-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By 3alarmer

...just so you know before you start, if the...

...just so you know before you start, if the drill bit gets locked in there and the bolt as a unit starts spinning, there's no way to hold it steady after you've drilled out the hexagonal socket in...
06-05-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,987
Posted By FelixScout

Well there I go. This is much less interesting...

Well there I go. This is much less interesting than I thought.

Well done, I concede the point.
06-04-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,616
Posted By J.Higgins

I get a smile on my face every time I read a post...

I get a smile on my face every time I read a post of yours, Stu. I love how your scientific mind works. I love how you approach a problem with a pass/fail attitude, because we both know that there...
06-03-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 939
Posted By 3alarmer

...whoa. Sweet Jesus. :twitchy: Cleanup on...

...whoa. Sweet Jesus. :twitchy: Cleanup on aisle four.
06-03-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 939
Posted By thook

OP....asks for the cereal box to read over...

OP....asks for the cereal box to read over morning breakfast. gets collegiate discourse on the proprietary chemical nature of wheaties' sugar flake coating :lol:
05-22-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,223
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

a low radial runout and low spoke tension tension...

a low radial runout and low spoke tension tension variance does not mean the wheel is a better riding one. you might have a crappy hub etc. what those things really mean is this: a more resilient IN...
05-20-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By Iride01

Because it's a much better way to adjust the...

Because it's a much better way to adjust the arms, IMO.

I've had some brakes of long ago that were almost impossible to center precisely by simply re-adjusting the mounting bolt.
05-19-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, with chain lube you can make it as difficult...

Yep, with chain lube you can make it as difficult as you want, no harm done.
05-18-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By 70sSanO

Here is my advice on the housing. You can...

Here is my advice on the housing.

You can use the old one to get the correct length.

You need good side cutters and a square cut.

I use a bench grinder to make sure any edge that might catch...
05-13-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,194
Posted By cxwrench

These skewers are pretty rare and have nothing to...

These skewers are pretty rare and have nothing to do w/ what I'm talking about. My point is that many riders will close a skewer against a frame stay or fork leg and this will prevent the skewer from...
05-10-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I am feeling some what cynical late at night...

I am feeling some what cynical late at night so...

This focus of preventing paint marring/rub marks is a fools chase IMO. A bicycle is more a tool then an art piece in my world. Sure smooth paint...
05-03-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,379
Posted By mstateglfr

You are old, yet you post like a young adult who...

You are old, yet you post like a young adult who is constantly trying to feel slighted.

Cheap disc brakes work poorly. Rotors are easily bent, and come bent, dropouts arent straight, etc. If...
05-02-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By cxwrench

You still haven't answered my questions...why not?

You still haven't answered my questions...why not?
05-02-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By cxwrench

What exactly do you mean 'centered'? If the hub...

What exactly do you mean 'centered'? If the hub is centered in the dropouts (horizontal) or the vertical dropouts are on the ends of chainstays of the same length and the bb shell is straight...the...
05-01-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By cxwrench

Rim 'dish' won't matter. If the wheel is in the...

Rim 'dish' won't matter. If the wheel is in the frame square and it's true that's all that matters. It could be off center to the left or right, but as long as it's true and the axle is in the...
05-01-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By JohnDThompson

Hanger alignment tools use the wheel as a...

Hanger alignment tools use the wheel as a reference plane, so I suspect if you use the same wheel to ride that you used to align the hanger, it won't matter.
04-25-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By Le Mechanic

Don't worry about the opposite side of the rim,...

Don't worry about the opposite side of the rim, just focus on the high and low spots where the radial runout is located. Having a round rim and getting the spokes started evenly will definitely help...
04-25-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,714
Posted By Kapusta

Go watch a pro XC MTB race (a far cry from...

Go watch a pro XC MTB race (a far cry from ďextreme DHĒ) and tell me how many are not running front suspension.
04-24-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,658
Posted By Trakhak

Got a leather strap helmet, a.k.a. "hairnet," for...

Got a leather strap helmet, a.k.a. "hairnet," for my first ABLA-licensed bike race in 1964. Graduated to a Bell Biker when they first came out, about 12 years later, after reading Bicycling!...
04-20-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,357
Posted By cxwrench

You used female because you thought they would be...

You used female because you thought they would be more likely to not know the correct name for a part but would get the right thing anyway because the male shop employee would figure it out.
03-29-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By coupster

If you're removing cassettes frequently, I...

If you're removing cassettes frequently, I recommend this tool, Pedros Cassette Vice https://pedros.com/products/tools/cassette-and-chain/vise-whip-ii/ . A bit pricey but well worth the expense for...
03-24-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,149
Posted By UniChris

When a BSO goes for around $200, I refuse to...

When a BSO goes for around $200, I refuse to believe that a simpler sound bike for a private owner needs to cost three times that.

I'm not denying that today they do, but I see that more as the...
Forum: Touring
03-24-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By TiHabanero

Any of the pictured hubs will do the job. Most...

Any of the pictured hubs will do the job. Most 130 spaced hubs can be converted to 135, and in doing so will help quite a bit with evening out spoke tension between the drive and non-drive sides. Of...
03-23-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,142
Posted By marwahnur27

I swear im not trying to troll, but how does the...

I swear im not trying to troll, but how does the fork move it to left or right. I get how me smashing with the front wheel moved the wheel closer to the pedal by pushing it back but i guess the...
03-23-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,856
Posted By Gresp15C

Aaak, I meant Schrader. I'll correct it after...

Aaak, I meant Schrader. I'll correct it after supper.
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,726
Posted By indyfabz

I don't mind pea gravel for tent sites. Montana...

I don't mind pea gravel for tent sites. Montana created 5 hiker/biker areas at 5 state parks along/near ACA routes. I've stayed at 2 of them. They are very nice and include raised tent sites with pea...
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,726
Posted By indyfabz

Itís one way to find out. If there are no local...

Itís one way to find out. If there are no local police you can ask a resident if they think anyone would mind if you camped in, say, the town park. I did that in SD. I was planning on camping at an...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,726
Posted By BobG

Solo bike touring can be a lonely experience. I...

Solo bike touring can be a lonely experience. I prefer a campground with other folks around. Just the chatter of kids at an adjacent site provides companionship. I also enjoy having a picnic table to...
03-17-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By dedhed

I personally would never cut the steerer and use...

I personally would never cut the steerer and use spacers instead as it gives you or the next owner more options on replacement headset stack height or future accessories.
03-10-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,616
Posted By Johno59

Down the rabbit hole

I'm impressed that folks can tell that the bearing race of a fixed cup isn't damaged/worn out from looking from the drive side into the BB abyss. Putting new ball-bearing in a worn out race will not...
03-09-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,601
Posted By cocoabeachcrab

preaching to the choir, i think. i used to get...

preaching to the choir, i think. i used to get bicycling magazine in the mail back in the 70's until i got posted overseas, and just recently re-subscribed for 6 issues, and i can't find much of...
03-07-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,339
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Having built wheels for years before a spoke...

Having built wheels for years before a spoke tension gage was considered needed I guess I just don't know what I was doing with those hundreds of wheels:) Andy
03-03-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,608
Posted By HillRider

Yes you can and it's is an effective degreaser. ...

Yes you can and it's is an effective degreaser. It also an EXTREMELY flammable, explosive and toxic solvent and should NEVER be used for that purpose. Kerosene, or better yet Odorless Mineral...
02-28-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Let's view this from another angle. By going to a...

Let's view this from another angle. By going to a LBS you save time and insure that if you do somehow end up with the wrong stuff you can return/exchange at minimal added effort. And by asking a pro...
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,388
Posted By robow

Couldn't agree more with this. I had a couple...

Couldn't agree more with this. I had a couple sets of Axiom panniers that I used for years which had pockets galore but I found it didn't really help me keep things organized any better, and that...
02-25-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,132
Posted By Gresp15C

It's not pride. In fact, humility is a foundation...

It's not pride. In fact, humility is a foundation of science. When a scientist says that they believe something, it only means that they accept it on a tentative basis, until proven wrong. A...
02-25-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,132
Posted By unterhausen

That's pretty funny, so they give you an exploded...

That's pretty funny, so they give you an exploded drawing of all the spare parts they have no intention of providing for you should you need them.
02-23-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By squirtdad

concur... I think that bike folds also

concur... I think that bike folds also
02-22-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By tomato coupe

You're using the wrong bottle lube.

You're using the wrong bottle lube.
02-19-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,273
Posted By CrowSeph

Wow! thats looks awsome. I must find something...

Wow! thats looks awsome. I must find something too since i'am kinda crazy for little custumization about colors on my bike.

cyccommute i saw your dean photos on Flickr and it's amazing ,...
02-19-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,273
Posted By chaadster

I might be developing a stem cap fetish!

As Iíve been sitting around for about 5 weeks now waiting for the various bits needed to complete a new bike build, Iíve had plenty of time to obsess on every aspect of the bike, and think of ways to...
01-25-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,278
Posted By Phil_gretz

Reading down the responses before I typed mine. ...

Reading down the responses before I typed mine. No need to re-invent here. ^ this sums it up pretty well.

I might add that the person must have strong spatial and mechanical/functional...
01-23-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,949
Posted By tomato coupe

Dress up like pros? Does that mean wearing...

Dress up like pros? Does that mean wearing cycling shorts instead of basketball shorts?
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