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07-23-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Thanks much for posting this picture. I work on a...

Thanks much for posting this picture. I work on a lot of bikes as a volunteer at my local co-op and see a lot of new-to-me things. I now will know how to manage one of these when one comes my way.
07-22-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Can you post pictures? I've never seen one that...

Can you post pictures? I've never seen one that doesn't have a bolt-type clamp of some sort.
07-20-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Sounds like it's time to disassemble the hub for...

Sounds like it's time to disassemble the hub for a look.
07-19-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Do you mean that your skewer doesn't turn freely...

Do you mean that your skewer doesn't turn freely or that your wheel doesn't turn freely? If the first - the skewer is not supposed to turn when tightened. If the second, it may be a couple of...
07-19-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've never seen a freewheel lock ring loosen on...

I've never seen a freewheel lock ring loosen on its own, but I reckon it could happen. It's likely that it was inadequately tightened during manufacture and loosened up during riding causing some...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 494
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Thanks for this suggestion. I've tried a few of...

Thanks for this suggestion. I've tried a few of the available third party drivers over the years, but none were reasonably functional. VueScan doesn't list my scanner (or anything from Olympus) in...
07-18-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm not a pro, but have built dozens of wheels. ...

I'm not a pro, but have built dozens of wheels. The only thing I use is a drop of motor oil on the threads. I've never had an issue with nipples loosening so I see no need for anything that acts as...
Forum: Foo
07-18-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 628
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Caps lock on?

Caps lock on?
Forum: Foo
07-18-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 494
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Although I use Win10 on my main PC (7th...

Although I use Win10 on my main PC (7th Generation CPU) because of the need to run specific software, I much prefer the performance (and demeanor) of my Linux PCs. I reckon I'll run Win10 as long as...
07-16-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Triangle Bikeworks

I wanted to give a shout out to Triangle Bikeworks/Spok'n Revolutions (https://www.spokenrevolutions.org/_about/). This non-profit advocacy group was founded 10 years ago with the intent to provide...
07-16-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,579
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm with flangehead on this. I filter through...

I'm with flangehead on this. I filter through A&S to learn through the experience of others. Analyses of incidents are helpful to the extent that enough info is available. Yep, a few threads...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have a B&M IQ-X on my fork crown paired with a...

I have a B&M IQ-X on my fork crown paired with a B&M μ (micro) mounted high on the down tube. The μ is tiny, yet puts out a very bright point source light. I like this combo quite a bit.
07-06-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 738
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Hard to advise without pics or video; however it...

Hard to advise without pics or video; however it sounds like the rim damage is significant. Personally I would de-tension to get a feel for the level of damage and then either re-tension to true, or...
06-30-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Gaadi (a German co. I think) makes a similar...

Gaadi (a German co. I think) makes a similar product. I've seen others as well. I had intended to try them for my IGH rear commuting bike, but always balked at the expense. I did get adept at...
06-27-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,247
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Fixed. Luck was not a factor.

Fixed. Luck was not a factor.
06-27-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,247
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Fixed. Luck was not a factor.

Fixed. Luck was not a factor.
06-27-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Can't go wrong with a KMC. Any of the 6-7-8...

Can't go wrong with a KMC. Any of the 6-7-8 speed chains will work.
06-26-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Let's not start another chain lube thread, please.

Let's not start another chain lube thread, please.
06-26-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I commuted on 3 speeds for years. Not what I...

I commuted on 3 speeds for years. Not what I would call "useless"



Also dubious, mate.

To the OP: Go for it. Or not. No bad choice here.
06-25-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If the rails are steel, you probably will...

If the rails are steel, you probably will successfully bend them back. The key is to exert force in the exact opposite way the damage occurred. Insert some sort of lever between the rails just aft...
06-21-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,447
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Your actions were made with some judgement and...

Your actions were made with some judgement and probably were low risk; however didn't meet the requirement to come to a complete stop. Unfortunately, at least in my observations, very few people...
06-21-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Have you tried inflating in small increments, say...

Have you tried inflating in small increments, say 10psi, and massaging into position before adding more air. It's more of what you would do if the bead was coming off the rim, but still worth a try.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Much more info is needed to ascertain how to...

Much more info is needed to ascertain how to advise. Tube or tubeless? Assuming tubes, where on the tube is the puncture occurring? Is it more of a puncture or a rupture? Are you patching the...
06-20-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's always iffy to gauge by pictures, but the...

It's always iffy to gauge by pictures, but the bearing tracks on those cups and races don't look too bad to me. Let us know how it works out when you reinstall.
06-19-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Moe Zhoost

You basically want the nut to engage the maximum...

You basically want the nut to engage the maximum amount of threads without any protruding past the nut. Most cotters will need some filing to fit right. One needs to be careful when filing to keep...
06-19-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Do a search for frame builders in your area. ...

Do a search for frame builders in your area. There's bound to be a few near Toronto.

I'm curious why you wanted to replace the headset. My experience with '70s vintage Raleigh headsets is that...
06-19-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,165
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If your practice gives you satisfaction, go for...

If your practice gives you satisfaction, go for it. Perhaps you're a bit anal but so are most others about this or the other. I generally follow the convention but admit to building wheels the...
Forum: Touring
06-19-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,622
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yep, agree wholeheartedly. Rema patches are...

Yep, agree wholeheartedly. Rema patches are permanent and completely reliable if applied as per directions. I've even patched over a patch. I have no idea why folks would want to use the...
Forum: Touring
06-18-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,622
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Three to four spare tubes, a pump, and a patch...

Three to four spare tubes, a pump, and a patch kit prepares you very well. Having ridden the GAP recently, I found the surface to be pretty good so I would predict that you are less likely to flat on...
Forum: Touring
06-18-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Tape is a good carry, but like I said, extra...

Tape is a good carry, but like I said, extra wiring and connectors are comforting to have. It's easy to imagine an event where something snags your wire at the hub knocking it into the spokes, which...
Forum: Touring
06-17-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Or just pack a battery backup. I've owned 3...

Or just pack a battery backup.

I've owned 3 dynohubs (SP, Shimano, and Sturmey) and found all of them to be completely reliable in generating electricity. The main lighting issue I've had is that...
06-17-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have a Rocky Mounts SplitRail and like it very...

I have a Rocky Mounts SplitRail and like it very much.
06-16-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Before you start replacing parts, check your...

Before you start replacing parts, check your cable attachment at the derailleur. Clamping the cable on the wrong side of the anchor bolt can screw up the indexing slightly, which will then result in...
06-14-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 828
Posted By Moe Zhoost

First, Sturmey lists the weight as 2170g, which...

First, Sturmey lists the weight as 2170g, which is a bit more than 4.5 pounds. Perhaps you are including the weight of the whole wheel in your estimate.

Second, I don't think you will save as...
06-13-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've used them on a set of bars with some sweep...

I've used them on a set of bars with some sweep back. I liked them a lot. I routed the cables under the bar wrap, though.
06-13-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's for a Dunlop valve. Outer stem ...

It's for a Dunlop valve.

Outer stem
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Inner plug with tube installed...
06-12-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Seat stays are probably the least stressed tubes...

Seat stays are probably the least stressed tubes on a bike. Plus, the hole appears to have been drilled through the tab on the dropout. I would not have any concern about that at all. It's kinda...
06-12-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,766
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Not cool, mate. The OP has some physical issues...

Not cool, mate. The OP has some physical issues that he has been accommodating successfully. He has obviously given his chosen strategies a lot of thought in regards to his own safety as well as...
06-11-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,766
Posted By Moe Zhoost

There is no State Law in NC that sets speed...

There is no State Law in NC that sets speed limits on trails. These are set by the governing county or municipality. For instance, all of the greenways in Raleigh have a limit of 10 mph. Greenways...
06-11-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It may be that thread locker was used on the...

It may be that thread locker was used on the post. Try carefully applying heat (like with a hair dryer or heat gun on low), use a properly fitted wrench on the flats, and use a bit of force. An 8mm...
06-10-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The 21 mm is the width of the rim. This number...

The 21 mm is the width of the rim. This number has little to do with the size of the inner tube. You'll want to choose a tube size appropriate to your tire size, i.e. in your case, 32 mm. The advice...
06-10-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 702
Posted By Moe Zhoost

You may be able to remove one link pair. Just...

You may be able to remove one link pair. Just because a bike shop does the work does not mean that they set the new chain up at the optimum length. It saves time in assuming that your long cage...
06-10-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By Moe Zhoost

They are both lower-end mechs and I doubt that...

They are both lower-end mechs and I doubt that you would notice much of a difference. If they are set up right, they both will perform adequately.

Nothing wrong with making a fuss, though, if...
06-08-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 913
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I can't recall ever encountering someone doing...

I can't recall ever encountering someone doing this as intentional "baiting", If it does occur, I'm not sure that I understand the intent because the outcome would be negative for all parties. ...
Forum: Southeast
06-06-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's actually about 70 mi round trip if you...

It's actually about 70 mi round trip if you include the Sam's Branch Greenway into Clayton at the southern end. The Bicycle Guy is convenient at the northern terminus and I think they rent other than...
06-05-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,183
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I hope we don't start seeing warning labels on...

I hope we don't start seeing warning labels on bottle cages now.
06-02-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Nice job. My Suntour Barcons are sitting on the...

Nice job. My Suntour Barcons are sitting on the shelf at the moment so no danger in any nuts going astray.

A suggestion: consider nickel plating them. This is incredibly easy as a DIY thing. ...
06-02-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 719
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yep, that's why the picture was from the website...

Yep, that's why the picture was from the website you linked.
06-02-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 719
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Tires likely need more air weekly and I've heard...

Tires likely need more air weekly and I've heard that one needs to connect a pump to accomplish this. So we now "want" to hang this ungainly (i.e. ugly) stem extension on our wheel to tell us...
06-01-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Moe Zhoost

To repeat what Crankycrank said: Deflate the...

To repeat what Crankycrank said: Deflate the tube, Loosen up those stem nuts and push the valve stem up into the tire a bit, then inflate again. Don't tighten down the stem nuts until fully and...
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