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07-29-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By gearbasher

Also note, there were two generations of 9 speed...

Also note, there were two generations of 9 speed that don't work well with each other. Cassettes and chain are the same, but the derailleurs and ergos are different. Basically the older version has...
07-29-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 421
Posted By SJX426

robertj298 - Assemble the bearings on the spindle...

robertj298 - Assemble the bearings on the spindle before installing to test the ease of rotation of the caged bearings. The cage should not touch the spindle at all. Then check by adding the NDS cup...
07-26-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 777
Posted By Nanomite

It's so silly that someone takes the word...

It's so silly that someone takes the word "hybrid" as some sort of literal decision. It's a bike made for many uses and I call it whatever hybrid. Road and Mtn bikes are very specific. We ended...
07-26-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Iride01

Spoke wrenches aren't they? Look them up.

Spoke wrenches aren't they? Look them up.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By msu2001la

In before someone suggest buying a new bike... ...

In before someone suggest buying a new bike...
EDIT: Never mind, looks like I'm too late. :lol:
07-26-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By chrisboyne

Thanks for all the great thoughts. I have some...

Thanks for all the great thoughts. I have some data:


wheel axel: the wheel axel is not bent

frame: I used RJ the Bike Guy's string technique and the frame is out of alignment by 4mm (in...
07-26-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 777
Posted By Phil_gretz

Why not two folding bikes? Ease of transport,...

Why not two folding bikes? Ease of transport, and compact size possibly permits storage inside in a damp climate. They ride no worse than hybrids do... I see plenty of folding bikes for sale on...
07-25-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By 70sSanO

Not sure if this is a way you want to go, butÖ ...

Not sure if this is a way you want to go, butÖ
...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By Nessism

Further thread drift...here is a photo of my...

Further thread drift...here is a photo of my drying rack after painting. Paint shot outside of course, then brought in for the night. Painted in February. Did I mention the weather is good for...
07-24-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 495
Posted By DaveSSS

All you need is a shimano freehub body. Might...

All you need is a shimano freehub body. Might not be cheap. There are no appropriate sram cassettes. Xdr is 12 speed or useable with xd mountain cassettes with a 1.85mm spacer.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By bulgie

Here's mine: ...

Here's mine:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x522/how_bikes_are_painted_5004d08965f58777719390766b09b529e2864d6b.jpg

OK not really. But not all that far off either.

I...
07-22-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By squirtdad

matches my experience

matches my experience
07-22-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By squirtdad

I have the same hubs on 2 wheelset. What i find...

I have the same hubs on 2 wheelset. What i find is that i have to adjust them so that the feel is tighter when hand twisting the axle than what i would do for the classic cone and hub bearing. ...
07-19-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By Squeeze

OP here again. The shop set up my tires as...

OP here again. The shop set up my tires as tubeless. Here's what I ended up with, if anyone is curious. They look like presta valves to me, only shorter. I saw a tiny white spot of what I assume is...
07-18-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By speedy25

Fat tire bikes have lightening holes drilled in...

Fat tire bikes have lightening holes drilled in the rims that the rim strips cover up. I dont see any reason why you cant do a similar thing. I doubt if the typical rubber liner would work, but I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Bob Dopolina

First Ride in Ages

I used to train and race quite seriously (a legend in my own mind). Every day the ride had a purpose, a focus, and was documented and measured. I did enjoy this aspect of it but it seemed more a job...
07-17-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By fooferdoggie

4 wheel tandem.

had to haul our new tandem wheels home. Now we can change wheels when going mountain biking easily. hand built with dt Swiss 350 hubs I guess her found a dt Swiss hybrid hub for the rear made for...
07-17-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,188
Posted By Skullo

Myself , I would totally forget about the...

Myself , I would totally forget about the numbers. Get rid of the computer Strava, etc. Just spin the crank.
07-16-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,120
Posted By Milton Keynes

Because using the small pieces of paper to wipe...

Because using the small pieces of paper to wipe is much better than using the smartphone.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,694
Posted By mstateglfr

No, direct mount rim brakes wont make some huge...

No, direct mount rim brakes wont make some huge comeback. They were a short lived answer something that very few people asked.

20 years from now, most bikes will probably be electric. Heck,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,611
Posted By yarbrough462

The UCI weight min of 6.8kg on bikes means that...

The UCI weight min of 6.8kg on bikes means that there is no weight penalty at the pro level. You can easily get disc bikes below that limit...
07-13-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,784
Posted By livedarklions

I also think the "he's a troll because he starts...

I also think the "he's a troll because he starts weird threads" type of comments are neither helpful, interesting or amusing, and really wish people would knock them off generally. Those comments...
07-13-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By Squeeze

OP here. Just heard back from the LBS. They said...

OP here. Just heard back from the LBS. They said to bring it by and they'd set it up while I wait and that it would take about fifteen minutes. Sounds good to me.

Thanks, everyone.
07-13-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By terrymorse

A bigger tube also will lose pressure slightly...

A bigger tube also will lose pressure slightly more slowly.
07-12-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By MikeVargo

thanks for circling back, Clifford. Just got to...

thanks for circling back, Clifford. Just got to Salem on Saturday and rode with Salem Bike Club on Sunday. Very nice group of people, and what beautiful countryside! Thanks again.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By bulgie

If you'd consider shipping, Ti Cycles (Dave...

If you'd consider shipping, Ti Cycles (Dave Levy), near Portland OR, is skilled, knowledgeable, ethical and reliable. Last I heard anyway; haven't communicated with him in a longish time....
07-12-21, 03:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,878
Posted By Bowie Beattie

Oh my god, it's the cutest video i've seen today....

Oh my god, it's the cutest video i've seen today. When adults watch children with such tenderness and love, it is always very excellent and essential. I am very happy for parents who immediately send...
07-11-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By hokiefyd

A 26x2" tire is nominally about 660mm in...

A 26x2" tire is nominally about 660mm in diameter. A 42mm tire designed for a 27.5" wheel (584mm) is about 668mm in diameter. If your frame has plenty of clearance for a nominal 26x2" tire, then I...
07-11-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By carpediemracing

As gsteinb said, there have been races at...

As gsteinb said, there have been races at Limerock. THey're like circuit races, like a race through Central Park. I suppose if you got the parking lot involved it'd be an actual crit. Not sure of...
07-11-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By KenCT

If you use Strava you can assign each ride to a...

If you use Strava you can assign each ride to a separate bike, just add bikes in the gear section. This works in the free version of the program.
07-09-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 804
Posted By Iride01

The problem for any tool that expands or wedges...

The problem for any tool that expands or wedges inside the seat post is that it will expand the seat post a little wedging even more in the seat tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By RChung

You mean, like the old Scott 100K aerobars? They...

You mean, like the old Scott 100K aerobars? They didn't have a basebar so we called them "AOD" for "Aero or die."
07-08-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,413
Posted By Alan_F

I haven't checked the forum in a while, so this...

I haven't checked the forum in a while, so this advice may be a bit late, but as a multi-DaVinci owner (some 4x, some 3x drivetrains) I recommend that you upgrade from your chain whip to the Park...
07-06-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,383
Posted By IBJoel

OK guys, this should be fixed now

OK guys, this should be fixed now
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 899
Posted By mjhill02

Good advice. Thanks CliffordK. Time to give the...

Good advice. Thanks CliffordK. Time to give the bike a test ride. Incidentally, I called one of the local shops that carries a lot of Specialized road bikes and they said that they had a "one year...
07-04-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,282
Posted By Steve B.

Yes. Any Android or iPhone on the bar running...

Yes. Any Android or iPhone on the bar running RWGPS, Strava, etc...
07-03-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,756
Posted By PeteHski

Probably having trouble with his dial-up internet...

Probably having trouble with his dial-up internet connection.
07-02-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By dedhed

https://www.performancebike.com/sks-shockboard-and...

https://www.performancebike.com/sks-shockboard-and-shockblade-hardware-kit-10176/p-fthche9cwuzrgqhe
07-02-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By jccaclimber

The stand works well enough, but the OPís...

The stand works well enough, but the OPís solution also looks perfectly serviceable, and probably used parts on hand.
07-02-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By hevysrf

D.I.Y Dish tool

I don't have a lot of wheel building under my belt, and don't plan on being high volume, so the Minoura FT-1 seemed like a good value. It's a little shaky but usable with care.

The dish gage that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,215
Posted By Bob Ross

No mention of custom carbon would be complete...

No mention of custom carbon would be complete without Crumpton (https://www.crumptoncycles.com/). Or Pursuit (https://www.pursuitcycles.com/).
06-26-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By Rolla

During normal use, there aren't any forces being...

During normal use, there aren't any forces being applied to that end of the seatpost. If it was my seatpost, I'd cut it and fuggetaboutit. If it was my kid's seatpost, I'd replace it with aluminum...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 754
Posted By cxwrench

There are 2 ways you can install them. One way...

There are 2 ways you can install them. One way the pad will get shot out of the holder if the retaining screw comes out. The other way it won't
06-25-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By chaadster

That doesn't look like a steel frame, it looks...

That doesn't look like a steel frame, it looks aluminum.
06-23-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,367
Posted By James1964

A few years back NPR had a story on PEDs. If I...

A few years back NPR had a story on PEDs. If I remember correctly, the expert (a research scientist, not a nutritionist or trainer) said the most effective way for a male to increase his performance...
06-22-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By laopi

Thanks, try adjust the barrel adjuster, it works...

Thanks, try adjust the barrel adjuster, it works now.

peter
06-21-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By c_m_shooter

11-36 is crazy wide for a road bike. I have used...

11-36 is crazy wide for a road bike. I have used a 12-26 with 36/46 for years. I put an 11-32 on for loaded touring, but swap it back as soon as I get home. Don't overthink this. Use big ring for...
06-21-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,955
Posted By devinfan

An alert from another thread reminded me I...

An alert from another thread reminded me I havenít been on here in awhile, I miss seeing all the bikes! Just been too busy with endless projects and 3 kids. Still riding every day though, including...
06-21-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,198
Posted By Barrettscv

Dress code

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1252x881/3b01d4b1_60d1_4a34_ae70_4f79d95202a9_f6c7a23135fe2c5f39a3daf2b5867aa750e53e15.jpeg


I'll just leave this here
06-20-21, 02:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By canklecat

Try Michelin Protek tires. For 5-6 years I've...

Try Michelin Protek tires. For 5-6 years I've ridden Michelin Protek Cross Max 700x40 on my errand bike, never a single puncture flat. I've used pliers to pull out staples, brads, glass, radial tire...
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