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Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By base2

It's not that they won't fit. It's more of an...

It's not that they won't fit. It's more of an issue of side-wall squirm. Side forces such as in initiating a turn will not have the necessary internal support & there is a risk of squirmy,...
09-19-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Posted By base2

Yet another reason to support your LBS. Your...

Yet another reason to support your LBS.
Your favorite professional bike mechanic has the necessary credentials.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By base2

I'm hesitant to say too much tension. Although...

I'm hesitant to say too much tension. Although spoke loading is 100% the problem.

The thing is, is that rim manufacturers build their rims with a target tension in mind. 110 to 130 kg/f is one...
09-15-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By base2

It's mostly imagination. But, also some...

It's mostly imagination. But, also some differences in bike geometry.

In mountain bikes you generally have lots of leverage over a long lever so steering inputs are easy & smooth over a great...
09-15-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By base2

Another possibility, if not the stem is a tiny...

Another possibility, if not the stem is a tiny defect in the weld at the joint where the 2 ends of the extrusion come together. It might not be a bad idea to lay a piecs of tape crosswise across the...
09-15-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By base2

With out a picture, it is sort of hard to tell...

With out a picture, it is sort of hard to tell exactly what is going on.

For clarity: The rubber portion of the stem is fully seated inside the rim, correct? This is where the seal is. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,847
Posted By base2

Maybe if I put it in different terms: Mikes...

Maybe if I put it in different terms:

Mikes would have taken customers orders under the belief that a/the relationship were to continue. That's how relationships work.

Now that Specialized took...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,847
Posted By base2

I don't know that "lie" is the right word. Maybe...

I don't know that "lie" is the right word. Maybe they expected a less cold, hard-nosed response. Maybe they expected Specialized to make good on completing sales in progress...or whatever. Afterall...
09-14-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By base2

+1 on the dust cap. I have installed them upside...

+1 on the dust cap. I have installed them upside down & pressed them all the way down to the balls before & got similar results to you. Flip the cap around & see what happens. My guess is it will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,847
Posted By base2

I have nothing to add regarding Mikes/Spesh fall...

I have nothing to add regarding Mikes/Spesh fall out. But I wll add that when we had an order of top tier Rockhoppers that were supposed spec'd with disc brakes show up with base model single piston...
09-12-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By base2

We get e-bikes at the co-op. In all cases, the...

We get e-bikes at the co-op. In all cases, the batteries &/or electronics are junk. We simply do not have the resources to do anything with them. Keep the regular bike bits & recycle the rest.
09-11-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By base2

That was a very informative .pdf. I read every...

That was a very informative .pdf. I read every word.

I liked that he is very upfront about getting the lube to where it needs to go, & in spite of it's limitations in initial first application, it...
09-11-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By base2

Squirt does not need removal by chemical means....

Squirt does not need removal by chemical means. Any crud that gets into the rollers is caught in the wax & migrates out by way of the chain action. Anything on the outside of the chain can be removed...
09-11-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 545
Posted By base2

This remains true to this day. "Problem" e-bikes...

This remains true to this day. "Problem" e-bikes come into the shop every day. It's always the same story: "I'm a champion shifter, I know all about that."

To customer: Oh, yeah? The only wear is...
09-10-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By base2

I do believe you are correct. The Schlumpf's come...

I do believe you are correct. The Schlumpf's come in a standard 5x110 bcd & a type "08" version. It is possible to run the 5x110bcd as a double & run the timing chain to the unused chain ring. They...
09-10-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By base2

Doing the math, you are already at 50 teeth of...

Doing the math, you are already at 50 teeth of derailleur capacity. That's a lot. Off hand the most capable derailleur I can think of is Shimano XTR M-9000-SGS Shadow Plus. & it's capacity is 47. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,201
Posted By base2

FWIW the worst combinations I have come across...

FWIW the worst combinations I have come across used Panaracer & Compass tires. Which isn't surprising since they both come from the same molds. Some of the best combinations involved Conti GP5000.
...
09-09-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By base2

I've never known any of my IGH's to be any...

I've never known any of my IGH's to be any temperature other than ambient.

Granted, all IGH's have some internal friction of some degree or another, but the difference in total system efficiency...
09-08-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,336
Posted By base2

Oh, yeah. They are much more now for the straight...

Oh, yeah. They are much more now for the straight leg blocky crown versions under their own brand. IIRC I paid around $600 but 750 gram forks (uncut) rated for 180mm rotors are/were hard to find.
...
09-08-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,336
Posted By base2

Fwiw: An American made frame from an American...

Fwiw: An American made frame from an American boutique frame builder leaves very few options for American tubes with which to build the frame from.

Vari-Wall Therm-LX tubing is made in a foundry...
09-06-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By base2

Well, you must have the most full featured...

Well, you must have the most full featured Explore that ever was.

Source:
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09-06-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By base2

Mountain bike cranksets tend to have a wider...

Mountain bike cranksets tend to have a wider q-factor. Most likely your crank arm will no longer hit the chainstays & your problem will be solved.

There are other details concerning derailleurs &...
09-06-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By base2

It could be the lack of battery life. It sucks. ...

It could be the lack of battery life. It sucks.

It could be the lack of on-device A to B navigation. So your routes can only be preprogrammed from your computer at home.

It could be the lack of...
09-04-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By base2

Have you paid any mind to the derailleurs...

Have you paid any mind to the derailleurs capacity?
Forum: Foo
08-26-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,063
Posted By base2

Ditching the modern world is boring. Boredom is...

Ditching the modern world is boring.
Boredom is good, sometimes.
Boredom is where creativity comes from.

It's not hard to see why some people are happy to live in the countryside. The visual...
08-23-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 888
Posted By base2

Because the pedal is big & the threaded end of...

Because the pedal is big & the threaded end of the axle is small.

A couple of tight loops of a small rubber band is prettier than a bunch of loose loops from a big rubber band.
08-23-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 888
Posted By base2

What's wrong with removing the pedal from the...

What's wrong with removing the pedal from the bike, installing a rubber band on the axle as a seal keeper & reinstalling the pedal?

The XTR 9100 pedal seal are a carp design, & as usual Shimano...
08-23-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,385
Posted By base2

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
08-23-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,385
Posted By base2

Air squats & push-ups have nothing to do with...

Air squats & push-ups have nothing to do with base level of fitness. It has everything to do with air squats & push-ups.

Your base level of fitness is how prepared your body is for sustained...
08-22-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By base2

Stop wasting your time. That bike was loved...

Stop wasting your time.
That bike was loved just a little too much.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By base2

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51392977068_06...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51392977068_06bb1fbc72_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2miqrzw)20210821_090900 (https://flic.kr/p/2miqrzw) by Richard Mozzarella...
08-21-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,906
Posted By base2

It would seem that your riding buddies have...

It would seem that your riding buddies have bought their way into aero & rely on eachother to go 20-22mph for 14mph worth of effort.

You, OTOH, seem to have put in at least some amount of "dues."...
08-20-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By base2

Chain line is predominantly what causes dropped...

Chain line is predominantly what causes dropped chains.

I run a 50 tooth AbsoluteBlack oval on my Rohloff. Never dropped a chain once since I dialed the chain line; And it's not even a...
08-20-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By base2

Be careful of the Amazo reviews. Most of the time...

Be careful of the Amazo reviews. Most of the time it is operator error or ignorance. Sort of like the reviews of the latest non-stick pans blaming the pan as the reason the posters eggs got burnt.
...
Forum: Foo
08-18-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 602
Posted By base2

I understand you are being smarky, but you...

I understand you are being smarky, but you actually hit the nail on the head. That's actually the crux of the whole "Defund the Police" thing some media sources would have you discount. Shifting...
08-18-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By base2

The firmness of the thumb clicker release button...

The firmness of the thumb clicker release button has to do with how hard the shifter mechanism is jammed against the derailleur limit screw. Try backing off the inline tension adjuster. Or, if you...
08-18-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,758
Posted By base2

Their house, their rules. Maybe you don't...

Their house, their rules.

Maybe you don't understand the First Amendnent only applies to government restriction on free expression?

See you.
08-16-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By base2

Because I was at the mercy of what the bike shops...

Because I was at the mercy of what the bike shops had in stock. I went to 4 bike shops and this was the best that the 4th bike shop could come up with. They assured me it was the correct one. It...
08-16-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By base2

Indeed. That is why it is a 185mm rotor. I had...

Indeed. That is why it is a 185mm rotor. I had the issue you describe with a 180mm rotor.

I could find a mm or so facing the powdercoat off fork post mounting face. But it seems to work well...
Forum: Foo
08-16-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,295
Posted By base2

Hey, that's cool. I had heard about another...

Hey, that's cool. I had heard about another company on the East coast, New England somewhere, but it's good to have another player on the market. Considering how much a transmission or engine costs...
08-16-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By base2

No worries. Learning is one of the reasons I...

No worries. Learning is one of the reasons I :love: this forum. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
08-15-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By base2

In reference to the Seattle Alaskan Way viaduct:...

In reference to the Seattle Alaskan Way viaduct: Nixing that failing pile is the best thing Seattle could have ever done. Driving on it was actually sort of nerve-wracking & not for the reason you...
Forum: Foo
08-15-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,295
Posted By base2

This is very quickly going to go down the...

This is very quickly going to go down the rabbit‐hole of hypotheticals with math that is far too complex for an internet messege board.

However, I'd like to think a monthly investment of the...
Forum: Foo
08-15-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,295
Posted By base2

I took $40/week x 4 weeks/mo = $160/mo gasoline...

I took $40/week x 4 weeks/mo = $160/mo gasoline expenditure of my Prius & converted it to $15 in electricity expense with a used Nissan Leaf.

I still took the Prius to Wyoming, Montana, Idaho,...
Forum: Foo
08-15-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,295
Posted By base2

Because perpetual motion isn't a thing. Just like...

Because perpetual motion isn't a thing. Just like how a hub dynamo isn't free energy. It takes an additional 3 watts + miscellaneous losses from your legs to get 3 watts to power your lights.

The...
Forum: Foo
08-14-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,295
Posted By base2

Because "big oil" correctly identifies itself as...

Because "big oil" correctly identifies itself as "big energy." Oil is just cheap energy when you pencil out all the externalized & "social costs." All the "oil" companies are diversifing. Solar...
08-13-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By base2

Each fastener shound only have one singular duty....

Each fastener shound only have one singular duty. Your QR skewer is doing double duty.

Which is more important: Kickstand or rear wheel?

Nix the kickstand or find one that attaches by way of a...
08-13-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By base2

I've had this problem. It arises when the...

I've had this problem. It arises when the stacking up of tolerances works out to be not in your favor. A 68mm wide bottom bracket shell may have a range 67.5 to 68.5mm wide at manufacture & be...
08-12-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By base2

In my experience with compressionless housing,...

In my experience with compressionless housing, the tight bend such as under the bar tape really only affect how easily the inner cable slides. With the tight bend, the compressionless housing...
08-12-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By base2

The ball & cup washer set up there is actually...

The ball & cup washer set up there is actually pretty common. I've built hundreds of bikes with the ball/cup on top of the caliper (as shown) The reason is to account for an off-square drilled hole...
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