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10-19-23, 04:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 764
Posted By frankenmike

All good suggestions that work well. I’ll add...

All good suggestions that work well. I’ll add rubbing alcohol-slippery and then dries fast.
Forum: Commuting
10-12-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,068
Posted By frankenmike

Some likely are. If wind chill is a factor, I opt...

Some likely are. If wind chill is a factor, I opt for good old lobster gloves which are lined and windproof!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By frankenmike

Update w/ pics!

Welp, finally got around to installing the micronew shifters. Figured it would be a good opportunity to overhaul the drivetrain. Shifts perfectly on the stand, weíll see how it goes on the road....
07-20-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,210
Posted By frankenmike

I’d just true the wheel to the frame and call it...

I’d just true the wheel to the frame and call it good if it were me.
07-10-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,438
Posted By frankenmike

One last thing-try sizing the chain manually...

One last thing-try sizing the chain manually using the big-big +1 method.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-23, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By frankenmike

Thanks everyone for the info and insights. I got...

Thanks everyone for the info and insights. I got some micronew R10 2x10, they seem pretty nice. The ‘05 Masi marches on!
04-17-23, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By frankenmike

Love ATACs! I’ve successfully switched out...

Love ATACs! I’ve successfully switched out spring/clips before. They used to be available as repair items. Center pin has to be pushed out, I’m sure you can figure it out.
04-14-23, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By frankenmike

Clicks can be tricky.. I’d start with greasing...

Clicks can be tricky.. I’d start with greasing and tightening: chainring bolts, seatpost, and saddle clamp.
01-05-23, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,600
Posted By frankenmike

If it were my bike, I’d have no qualms about...

If it were my bike, I’d have no qualms about straightening it by eye with an adjustable wrench.
01-02-23, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By frankenmike

Rear wheel built with an Eno hub is probably the...

Rear wheel built with an Eno hub is probably the best way. Very expensive however.
10-12-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By frankenmike

Hard to beat the function and affordability of...

Hard to beat the function and affordability of some good ol tektros imo.
10-03-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By frankenmike

If sheldon brown’s website is still around, it...

If sheldon brown’s website is still around, it has almost everything you need to know.
08-19-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By frankenmike

My first tact would be to just keep re-inflating...

My first tact would be to just keep re-inflating and spinning, see if the sealant eventually fills the gaps.
06-14-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By frankenmike

File or dremel screwdriver slots into the bolt...

File or dremel screwdriver slots into the bolt head.
Forum: Commuting
05-29-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,081
Posted By frankenmike

Iíve had good luck with SKS chromoplastic. Iím...

Iíve had good luck with SKS chromoplastic. Iím sure there are other good ones too.
04-05-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,720
Posted By frankenmike

Do they stop good? If so I’d save the money for...

Do they stop good? If so I’d save the money for other upgrades.
03-06-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By frankenmike

Slightly off-topic consideration: dust and dirt...

Slightly off-topic consideration: dust and dirt will shorten the lifespan of your pump. I’d suggest a jersey pocket.
03-06-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,910
Posted By frankenmike

Besides just being fun, I got tired of replacing...

Besides just being fun, I got tired of replacing derailers every couple years on my winter commuter. Salted roads…
10-31-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By frankenmike

I might consider a bar-end shifter set-up for...

I might consider a bar-end shifter set-up for that bike. Utterly reliable and simple.
10-07-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Posted By frankenmike

Looks light and fast man!

Looks light and fast man!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,542
Posted By frankenmike

I suppose you do have a point there.

I suppose you do have a point there.
08-16-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 138,510
Posted By frankenmike

Those bamboo bikes are cool, but why do the lugs...

Those bamboo bikes are cool, but why do the lugs always seem to look like dirty bandages? 😄
Forum: Commuting
08-10-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,502
Posted By frankenmike

As previously stated, forget trying to prolong...

As previously stated, forget trying to prolong winter chains. Lube it throughout the season, then get a new one. Single gear drivetrains help.
07-28-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 138,510
Posted By frankenmike

Certainly no show pony, but fun light and nimble...

Certainly no show pony, but fun light and nimble in its latest iteration.
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07-19-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,230
Posted By frankenmike

WD40 and a toothpick. Works like a charm on shoe...

WD40 and a toothpick. Works like a charm on shoe soles too.
07-14-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,510
Posted By frankenmike

A light film of carbon assembly paste between the...

A light film of carbon assembly paste between the rails and the post would be a good thing to try.
07-10-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,665
Posted By frankenmike

It appears that the rear facing end of the screw...

It appears that the rear facing end of the screw is bent. I would figure out a way to remove towards the rear if possible, using methods described above.
07-06-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By frankenmike

Buffing compound(like is used for automobiles)...

Buffing compound(like is used for automobiles) and a rag.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,355
Posted By frankenmike

Most accurate would be to divide your distance by...

Most accurate would be to divide your distance by how long it actually took you.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,241
Posted By frankenmike

For commuting, the 2.0s are quite sufficient IMO....

For commuting, the 2.0s are quite sufficient IMO. Couple wraps with strapping tape is my preferred rim tape(tape with filaments). Pair of sks fenders and you’ve got yourself a heck of a commuter!...
04-14-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,754
Posted By frankenmike

I typically engage the lockout for sections of...

I typically engage the lockout for sections of pavement, then unlock for trail. My system basically increases compression damping, so you end up “un-travelled” geometry-wise.
04-13-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,816
Posted By frankenmike

I wear the same stuff road and mtb. Only...

I wear the same stuff road and mtb. Only difference is the camelbak and shoes.
12-26-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,759
Posted By frankenmike

OP, I carry one in hopes I won’t need it.

OP, I carry one in hopes I won’t need it.
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,866
Posted By frankenmike

This is a question that I find difficult to...

This is a question that I find difficult to answer definitively. The answer differs on a case by case basis. Years of experience lead to a judgement call for each situation for me. Sometimes yes,...
11-08-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,046
Posted By frankenmike

I’d make a gasket out of an old innertube to go...

I’d make a gasket out of an old innertube to go between the cage and the frame.
11-01-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,425
Posted By frankenmike

You could use a Park TL10 type tool.

You could use a Park TL10 type tool.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By frankenmike

Check out baileyworks- abit pricey, but can be...

Check out baileyworks- abit pricey, but can be tailored how you want.
09-19-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,761
Posted By frankenmike

As mentioned, Aluminum can. Cheap, easy,...

As mentioned, Aluminum can. Cheap, easy, effective. If it eventually develops play again, no harm no foul.
09-01-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,437
Posted By frankenmike

26.0 is a common older road clamp standard. Any...

26.0 is a common older road clamp standard. Any 25.4 flat bar will work just fine with an aluminum can shim.
08-21-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By frankenmike

Tapered steerer- stem end is 1 1/8; fork end is 1...

Tapered steerer- stem end is 1 1/8; fork end is 1 1/2.
07-20-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,373
Posted By frankenmike

Ketones are the product of lipolysis, i.e. fat...

Ketones are the product of lipolysis, i.e. fat burning, and are the other molecule besides glucose that provide energy to our cells. Nutritional ketosis is very different from ketoacidosis. Btw I’ve...
06-27-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,209
Posted By frankenmike

I’d advise doing some reading of Sheldon Brown’s...

I’d advise doing some reading of Sheldon Brown’s articles. Lots of good info there for diy bike stuff.
05-04-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,586
Posted By frankenmike

Very good advice IMO. Run it till it gives up,...

Very good advice IMO. Run it till it gives up, then a quick switch out and good to go for another very long time.
04-23-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,563
Posted By frankenmike

I certainly wouldn’t fault anyone for opting to...

I certainly wouldn’t fault anyone for opting to utilize the convenience of a dishing gauge; however, all truing stands are also dishing gauges- just flip the wheel.
06-14-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,991
Posted By frankenmike

Have you tried just rotating the bars in the stem...

Have you tried just rotating the bars in the stem slightly? This changes the angle of interaction with your hands.
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