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Forum: Commuting
11-09-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,068
Posted By AveCaesarAve

I would also recommend the cross country skiing...

I would also recommend the cross country skiing gloves - they come in a variety of thicknesses and they provide good protection against wind chill, as they usually go way beyond the wrist. Also they...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-23, 03:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I start at a point opposite to and end near the...

I start at a point opposite to and end near the valve stem. The valve stem prevents the beads from coming together and sitting within the center channel of the rim. Thus, starting at the opposite...
10-18-23, 07:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 748
Posted By Kontact

The cap is there mainly to protect the crank...

The cap is there mainly to protect the crank thread and keep debris out of the area around the bolt that the socket goes into. Most threaded caps have holes that go all the way through.

If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-23, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By mstateglfr

What Vegan said- new Tiagra shifters wont work...

What Vegan said- new Tiagra shifters wont work with your old model 105 derailleurs.

Since you have the older style 10sp, you could use these shifters- a pair is $89 and they work well. The...
05-14-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 421
Posted By cyccommute

Lost in translation?

Lost in translation?
05-13-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 421
Posted By grumpus

Possibly incorrect jargon, denoting that it's a...

Possibly incorrect jargon, denoting that it's a rim brake frame rather than disc brake. Examples would be helpful.
01-04-23, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,600
Posted By smd4

Why the thought that slightly bent aluminum will...

Why the thought that slightly bent aluminum will crack just by looking at it funny? Breaking news: Aluminum can be bent.
06-25-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,743
Posted By cyccommute

At this point in time, Iíd assume that all chains...

At this point in time, Iíd assume that all chains are peened. You might find some cheap chains like the old style but those would certainly be limited to anything for use on 5 and 6 speeds. One way...
06-24-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By Rolla

These are about $15.00 at your favorite local...

These are about $15.00 at your favorite local hardware store. I use two, and clamp them where I need them.
...
03-07-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,910
Posted By 79pmooney

And - when you lay the bike down on that ice, you...

And - when you lay the bike down on that ice, you know the drive train still works and will get you home just fine! Edit: Plus salted and frozen chain links? Just slide the wheel forward to get the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,077
Posted By cthenn

Never on a descent. I've engulfed enough bees...

Never on a descent. I've engulfed enough bees and yellow jackets (with subsequent stings) in my jersey to know better...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,689
Posted By noodle soup

Velcro sucks on gloves. Thereís no need for it.

Velcro sucks on gloves. Thereís no need for it.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,502
Posted By wolfchild

Don't worry about rust on the chain ...A chain is...

Don't worry about rust on the chain ...A chain is the most disposable item on a bike and should be replaced after each winter season, it's pointless to buy super expensive chains or try to prevent...
07-29-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 138,510
Posted By ofajen

Has a sort of Batman look to it... but in a good...

Has a sort of Batman look to it... but in a good way!

Otto
07-28-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 138,510
Posted By TugaDude

Why change bars because somebody doesn't like the...

Why change bars because somebody doesn't like the looks? You say they feel good, why not stay with them? Maybe you can use some different bar tape or something to make them look better?
07-28-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 138,510
Posted By Speedway2

^^^^frankenmike....I had to stare at your pic for...

^^^^frankenmike....I had to stare at your pic for a minute to figure out the bars. I'm sure they're useful but if you're looking to improve it's looks try a set of bullhorns.....
07-23-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By side.g

Thanks for the help, it worked 8 speed all...

Thanks for the help, it worked 8 speed all working

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,401
Posted By jrobe

I stumbled on some Craft summer gloves at one...

I stumbled on some Craft summer gloves at one time and loved them. They are thin with minimal padding and are very well built. I can wear a pair of these for several years even with washing machine...
07-10-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,665
Posted By TejanoTrackie

If you remove from the rear, you should first cut...

If you remove from the rear, you should first cut off the portion in the front that has a lot of boogered up threads.
06-27-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By Aroundm21

Itís fixed !

Noting some ideas I took it to a local shop (who had not supplied anything, and I knew would be booked-out for repair work) and they very kindly reviewed what I really needed.

turned out that the...
06-23-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 138,510
Posted By pavement_nyc

"Silver Surfer"

Raw steel frame with arc bars and the biggest pedals I've ever seen in my life. Clear coat, clear grips and clear...
06-06-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 138,510
Posted By ethet

Something new to me

NBD was yesterday, today was the first full ride in earnest... Bridgestone Anchor NJS....
Forum: Commuting
05-19-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,386
Posted By RubeRad

That doesn't mean that symptom-checking is...

That doesn't mean that symptom-checking is pointless, it just means it is not as useful as we'd like
Forum: Commuting
05-06-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By Digger Goreman

I have the Ergon GP2 and they are flat feakin...

I have the Ergon GP2 and they are flat feakin AWESOME! Excellent wrist support and additional positioning helps :)
To remove old grips: take your thinnest allen wrench and, if you need the assist,...
08-09-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,063
Posted By Kimmo

Ye gods, no. Not unless you're prepared to...

Ye gods, no. Not unless you're prepared to prioritise puncture resistance ahead of comfort, grip, rolling resistance and acceleration.
10-03-12, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,820
Posted By FBinNY

If there's an appliance dealer close enough, ask...

If there's an appliance dealer close enough, ask him for a refrigerator or stove box. Cut it into big sheets to make throwaway work mats. If you're a pig with oil or solvents, put a plastic drop...
11-05-11, 06:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,734
Posted By HillRider

If you use unthreaded 12 gm cylinders they are...

If you use unthreaded 12 gm cylinders they are neither heavy nor expensive. You can buy these in any sporting goods store or the sporting goods department of any X-mart as they are used in Paint...
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