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06-15-24, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By Kontact

That's a quill stem setup. Put the allen...

That's a quill stem setup.

Put the allen wrench in the bolt and loosen several turns. With the allen still in place, rap it with a mallet to push the bolt down. This will loosen the wedge the bolt...
06-10-24, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 327
Posted By Kontact

Get a $3 can of Barkeeper's friend, and apply it...

Get a $3 can of Barkeeper's friend, and apply it with a wet sponge. The oxalic acid will eat the surface rust without affecting the paint. Neutralize when done.
06-09-24, 12:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,389
Posted By terrymorse

We have essentially the same set up: 5-wide...

We have essentially the same set up: 5-wide teardrop trailer (750 lbs empty), Highlander tow vehicle.

We do not have a hitch on the back of the trailer, and I don't want one. Too much going on at...
05-28-24, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By shelbyfv

Riding in the drops will give you better brake...

Riding in the drops will give you better brake control and less chance of losing your grip if you hit a pothole or something. Also less fatiguing if it's a long descent.
05-21-24, 07:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By Kai Winters

seems the old wheels were meant to be used with...

seems the old wheels were meant to be used with disk calipers using the 'old' side mount style and the new wheels are designed and built for the 'newer' 'flat mount' style so it won't work. looks...
05-06-24, 04:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,887
Posted By smd4

Donít use tire levers to install tires?

Donít use tire levers to install tires?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-24, 07:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,492
Posted By PeteHski

The effect of the weight on your climbing time is...

The effect of the weight on your climbing time is entirely objective. The importance of that time difference is the only subjective part.
05-03-24, 08:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,781
Posted By Kontact

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Never seen these before, eh? Adjusting location in a horizontal dropout also...
05-03-24, 05:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,499
Posted By PeteHski

I think most people would agree that a rate you...

I think most people would agree that a rate you can ďmaintainĒ is not measured in a few seconds or even a few minutes. I can sprint at 1000W for a few seconds but I would not describe that as a rate...
05-02-24, 02:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,781
Posted By 70sSanO

Make sure you carry a spoke wrench. John

Make sure you carry a spoke wrench.

John
05-02-24, 09:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,499
Posted By Trakhak

Sometimes, but anyone can run out of available...

Sometimes, but anyone can run out of available energy simply by under-fueling for the ride, regardless of the effort level maintained.
05-02-24, 07:26 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,969
Posted By indyfabz

OP could be known as the Univega Bomber. See...

OP could be known as the Univega Bomber. See what I did there?
04-28-24, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By FBinNY

I never bothered with lockring tools for the cone...

I never bothered with lockring tools for the cone on these BBs.

Adjust it close by pushing it around with a punch. Tightening the lockout will push the cone inward because of thread slop.

After...
04-25-24, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By bboy314

Sounds like the headset might not be installed...

Sounds like the headset might not be installed properly. Did you swap the crown race from the old fork to the new?
04-12-24, 05:49 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 12,798
Posted By NumbersGuy

Iím just curious, do you also expect to go to...

Iím just curious, do you also expect to go to your local Apple Store to find a selection of Microsoft, Samsung and Google products?

Sure an electronics store would carry products from all those...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-24, 09:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,873
Posted By bampilot06

Chosen for the background to let you know I am...

Chosen for the background to let you know I am human.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-24, 06:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,873
Posted By bampilot06

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Built this from spare parts and a found frame. I actually really enjoyed...
04-08-24, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,885
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Just guessing but with so little to go on- That...

Just guessing but with so little to go on- That crack has been there for a while given the rust showing on the edges/face in photo 1 and 2. That the rest of the bike shows a lot of surface rust...
04-08-24, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By KCT1986

Looks like that may be a lockring for a cassette...

Looks like that may be a lockring for a cassette with a larger outer sprocket. Is it marked 11T?
03-31-24, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By Kontact

You can't change the BB length on a crank that...

You can't change the BB length on a crank that has the spindle built in like a SRAM. That's a crank change.


You can add pedal washers, go big with kneesavers, get pedals with longer spindles...
03-28-24, 08:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,129
Posted By PeteHski

Sure, whatever. Lame argument.

Sure, whatever. Lame argument.
03-27-24, 12:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,899
Posted By indyfabz

IKR. I asked a question in direct response to a...

IKR. I asked a question in direct response to a statement made by the OP and got harshed on by someone who apparently considers himself a gatekeeper.
...
03-16-24, 12:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,130
Posted By Iride01

Four centimeters too high? Are you certain...

Four centimeters too high? Are you certain that's the correct size bike for you? Maybe you need the 54 cm bike for your leg length.

Top tube length is not any better to judge a bike size by...
03-06-24, 12:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,023
Posted By PeteHski

I hate to break this news, but new full...

I hate to break this news, but new full suspension mountain bikes under $600 are all garbage. You would be much better off with a hard tail at that price level. As for reputable brands, Giant are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-24, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,772
Posted By terrymorse

Higgs mechanism.

Higgs mechanism.
03-03-24, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By Ron Damon

Any advise or estimate that you get here or from...

Any advise or estimate that you get here or from a calculator are only starting points. Only you can determine the right pressure based on your weight, load, terrain, rim/wheel and tire size and...
02-27-24, 09:36 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,900
Posted By choddo

I think you can have one or both of expertise and...

I think you can have one or both of expertise and torque wrenches but not neither.
02-26-24, 01:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,011
Posted By Garthr

All things are never equal ...... So much for...

All things are never equal ......
So much for comparisons.
Ride on :)
02-25-24, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,011
Posted By ofajen

Iím pretty sure if I rode a bike blindfolded,...

Iím pretty sure if I rode a bike blindfolded, the trip would be short and end with me colliding with some obstacle, regardless of the bike frame material.

Otto
02-23-24, 06:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,578
Posted By FBinNY

Correct spoke tension depends mainly on the spoke...

Correct spoke tension depends mainly on the spoke gauge and number of spokes.

While it's become trendy to build to higher tensions, what really matters is minimum tension, with any additional...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-24, 01:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,242
Posted By Iride01

You might. But you also might not. Are you...

You might. But you also might not.

Are you sure your foot isn't swelling? Compression socks like Swiftwick help me with that. Also getting the fore/aft cleat position correct. Don't know how...
02-22-24, 12:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,495
Posted By tomato coupe

ftfy

ftfy
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-24, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By mstateglfr

You need to include the fork rake and tire size...

You need to include the fork rake and tire size to get a good idea of how steering will feel since those also factor into the trail number.

Looks like you are lloking at the smallest frame size,...
02-12-24, 10:18 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,234
Posted By BillyD

No, Iím talking about the one on 168 st near...

No, Iím talking about the one on 168 st near Columbia Presbyterian Hosp. My school was on 152 st and Amsterdam.
02-10-24, 07:54 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 15,324
Posted By indyfabz

This is fun. Keep it up.

This is fun. Keep it up.
02-05-24, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,821
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My High Tech Tools In use in my hub bearing...

My High Tech Tools In use in my hub bearing condition assessments are my fingers first then a couple of wrenches followed up with a cloth wipe off of the now exposed bearings and I apply my most high...
02-04-24, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By redshift1

Using standard machine repair practice ( e.g....

Using standard machine repair practice ( e.g. auto transmissions ), if you had any significant pitting ( read visible to the naked eye ) in the bearing races, you would replace. Also, when a bearing...
02-04-24, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Kontact

These derailleurs are virtually impossible to...

These derailleurs are virtually impossible to adjust by trial and error. Follow these instructions step by step, starting with the location of the back plate on page nine.
...
02-03-24, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By FBinNY

The ratio between the left and right side...

The ratio between the left and right side tensions is determined by the hub. It's exactly equal to ratio of the sines of the bracing angles. The beauty is that this is (almost*) exactly equal to the...
02-03-24, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By alcjphil

Depends on whether your current bottom bracket...

Depends on whether your current bottom bracket spindle is symmetric or not. You have to measure to see if the drive side is longer than the non drive side. If it is longer on the drive side, then a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-24, 11:58 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,507
Posted By terrymorse

That’s metabolic efficiency (lowest oxygen...

That’s metabolic efficiency (lowest oxygen consumption).

If you define "efficiency" as how much power you can produce in a given time, the optimal cadence is definitely higher than 60. More like...
01-23-24, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 960
Posted By Polaris OBark

I was going to suggest e-shifting. So I will...

I was going to suggest e-shifting. So I will second that suggestion. If ever there was a perfect excuse for an upgrade.
01-22-24, 12:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,824
Posted By Koyote

Umm...Clean your bike?

Umm...Clean your bike?
01-19-24, 02:05 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 22,108
Posted By mstateglfr

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And yet- it totally tracks for you.
01-18-24, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,440
Posted By unterhausen

I'd just like to thank wheelreason for...

I'd just like to thank wheelreason for reinforcing my statement about people that don't know they aren't funny.
01-18-24, 01:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,762
Posted By JohnDThompson

Park used to make one. It came with the dropout...

Park used to make one. It came with the dropout alignment tools. Looks like they stopped sometime after I bought my set 40+ years ago....
01-17-24, 09:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,762
Posted By Russ Roth

You're looking for outer diameter form joint...

You're looking for outer diameter form joint calipers. Just basic hinged calipers that are used to transfer a measurement to a tape measure. You'll still need to pull the wheel from the frame but...
01-12-24, 10:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,440
Posted By Barry2

Not any more! :) Barry

Not any more!

:)

Barry
01-11-24, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,441
Posted By FBinNY

Just about ANY commercial grade sealed bearing is...

Just about ANY commercial grade sealed bearing is more than adequate for your needs. Though they aren't as common, single sealed bearings have a (very) slight benefit of lower seal drag, and you...
01-10-24, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Iride01

Slow or no shifts when going to the smaller teeth...

Slow or no shifts when going to the smaller teeth cogs can also be a frayed cable inside the STI. I'd pull the cable from the STI and be certain. Lube might just temporarily make it work while the...
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