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Forum: Touring
02-05-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
Posted By indyfabz

I was transferred to a rehab place last week and...

I was transferred to a rehab place last week and immediately started looking for a better one. Still not eating solid food or walking. Guessing I should cancel the Easter weekend trip.

Had it not...
02-03-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 296
Posted By Kontact

To correctly tighten valve in rim, use a hard...

To correctly tighten valve in rim, use a hard object to push the valve in from the tire side, compressing the rubber seal. While applying pressure, handtighten the lockring.
01-27-23, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By oldbobcat

Because they were never properly tightened in the...

Because they were never properly tightened in the first place?
01-19-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By _ForceD_

Awesome LBS offer

Wow! I just experienced an offer at a LBS that took me by surprise. Snowbirding in SE Florida, one of my road bikes broke a spoke. I have older bikes and do all the maintenance myself. I brought...
01-18-23, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By dedhed

The Schwinn steerer tube is 25.4mm OD same as any...

The Schwinn steerer tube is 25.4mm OD same as any 1", but it does have thicker wall, hence the .833 quill stem and should be 24 TPI
01-14-23, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 587
Posted By JohnDThompson

While Cinelli and most other investment cast...

While Cinelli and most other investment cast bottom bracket shells do have the relieved section past where the threads end, not all do. And bulge-formed shells tend not to have the relief.
In any...
01-03-23, 10:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By USAZorro

Three brake levers is pushing it a bit, but...

Three brake levers is pushing it a bit, but four?!?! :eek:

At the risk of nlerner consigning me to eternal damnation...

...
01-03-23, 05:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By jet sanchEz

My old Professional. There's no real reason,...

My old Professional.

There's no real reason, it is just perfect for me

https://i.imgur.com/gyT0qJK_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium
01-03-23, 03:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,727
Posted By Andy_K

I might be a bit in denial about which bike is my...

I might be a bit in denial about which bike is my number 1. The bike I ride most often is my Specialized Sequoia. It's a great bike -- comfortable, versatile, reliable, and fits just the way I want...
12-27-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,357
Posted By Canker

Wear some ear protection when you go to inflate...

Wear some ear protection when you go to inflate them and do it somewhere you don't mind getting sealant everywhere.
Forum: Commuting
12-19-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By noglider

re-commuting

... to coin a word.

I have a steady job now for the first time in a long time. I've change careers from IT to K-12 education. It's super exciting.

Teaching is different in many ways, and one of...
12-16-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By JohnDThompson

Trek developed an induction heating system for...

Trek developed an induction heating system for brazing frames in the mid-80s. It required specially shaped copper blocks to fit around the joints; each joint and frame size needed its own set of...
12-02-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,123
Posted By merziac

Heh, heh heh, another Paramount. :thumb:

Heh, heh heh, another Paramount. :thumb:
12-02-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,123
Posted By Drillium Dude

I would just like to say: you guys are killin' it...

I would just like to say: you guys are killin' it - keep 'em coming!

I just loves me
Some C & V
While hanging ornaments
On the tree

DD
12-02-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 59,194
Posted By nlerner

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12-01-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By VintageTrek

Vintage Trek website

Trek reached out to me and offered any assistance I need to get a vintage trek website back up. Thanks for any support and shortly check out vintagetrekbicycles.com
11-15-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,761
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I'm part owner of a shop and I'm the accountant,...

I'm part owner of a shop and I'm the accountant, so I can shed some light, for at least one data point. In the last two months, our inventory has gone up by over 33%. Backorders are definitely...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By BobbyG

First Snow Commute at the New Job...

Mounted the winter tires this morning and rode my first snow commute of the season in Colorado Springs, and the first snow commute to the new job! (21F with a light dusting...more on the bridges....
10-10-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Checking my tension meter calibrator for accuracy

Ten years ago, I built a calibration jig to test my tension meter. The primary reason at the time was because I was doing a lot of building with bladed spokes and the calibration chart that came with...
10-09-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By cxwrench

Replace them. Even SRAM admits to them being some...

Replace them. Even SRAM admits to them being some of the worst brakes ever made.
10-09-22, 03:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By jimc101

Simplest answer it to go buy any other set of new...

Simplest answer it to go buy any other set of new brakes from another brand of brakes, Shimano, Tektro etc.

Juicy brakes were bad when new, the advice to anyone who had them when BITD was to go...
09-29-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By stardognine

Not a problem. I appreciate the good intentions.

Not a problem. I appreciate the good intentions.
09-29-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By stardognine

And that was highly informative. Thanks much. 👍...

And that was highly informative. Thanks much. 👍 It looks like I was lucky enough to mix things the right way, lol. 😁
09-25-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Hondo6

Sounds like he may have disassembled the...

Sounds like he may have disassembled the freewheel itself. I believe freewheel internal bearings are 1/8".
09-22-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,166
Posted By Dan Burkhart

There are some things in this world that simply...

There are some things in this world that simply do not need to be high tech.
Truing stands fit that category in my opinion.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,427
Posted By cyccommute

Because everyone has a big “but”. I worked at a...

Because everyone has a big “but”.
I worked at a laboratory that was involved in getting us off fossil fuels for 40 years. It was as crunchy a granola, tree hugging, Mother Earth loving place as...
09-06-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 397
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Tubeless tires and rims have a significantly...

Tubeless tires and rims have a significantly tighter fit at their bead for obvious reasons. I also sometimes struggle to unseat a tubeless tire, regardless of tube or not. That the air couldn't flow...
09-02-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By cxwrench

The entire industry is based around this idea.

The entire industry is based around this idea.
08-31-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By Binky

Thanks !! ...

Thanks !!


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08-23-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By TiHabanero

There is only one explanation for this...

There is only one explanation for this difference. Shimano engineers are simply better engineers. They must think through things more thoroughly than Sram engineers do. Much of what Sram does is...
08-21-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By hhk25

I guess I’ve done well to have them last this...

I guess I’ve done well to have them last this long. New Shimano brakes are on the way.
08-21-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By cxwrench

I'm of course going to recommend buy new brakes....

I'm of course going to recommend buy new brakes. Those old Juicy brakes suck so badly that a training rep from SRAM apologized profusely to my class at Trek Expert mechanic class. He said, word for...
08-10-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By HillRider

With very few exceptions, cartridge bottom...

With very few exceptions, cartridge bottom brackets are not serviceable. Use it until it develops play or noise and replace it. That is likely to be a long time and many miles from now.
07-31-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By DiabloScott

Agreed, except that lots of beginners only THINK...

Agreed, except that lots of beginners only THINK they want a suspension fork because their bike is uncomfortable and they think that's what they need, then they get a bike with a suspension fork and...
07-16-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By RGMN

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06-30-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,283
Posted By veganbikes

Just FYI they are linear pull brakes, V-brakes...

Just FYI they are linear pull brakes, V-brakes are wholly owned Shimano trademark.

I will say my Paul brakes are quite nice and I couldn't really ask for much better but I have heard the XTR...
06-18-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,177
Posted By Homebrew01

Why would you want 125 psi :eek:

Why would you want 125 psi :eek:
06-11-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By cxwrench

Elixirs? Replace them...with any modern brake....

Elixirs? Replace them...with any modern brake. Anything will be better.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By ascherer

Inside parking at last!

My company started to allow parking on 3 of our 5 floors today. So pleased to bring my commuter indoors.
...
04-29-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By ThermionicScott

No, the spokes should reach the screwdriver flats...

No, the spokes should reach the screwdriver flats either way.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,212
Posted By noglider

Sure, no saddle can be good for everyone. We’re...

Sure, no saddle can be good for everyone. We’re all different shapes, sizes, types of riders, etc. But I give credit to Brooks for making saddles that many do like and that offer a lot of durability....
04-20-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By squirtdad

and for a bit of useless trivia the cable stop on...

and for a bit of useless trivia the cable stop on the stay with that shape is sometimes call a divers helmet stop

if you see one it is about 99.99% that you need a stepdown ferrule
04-20-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By daniell

This is what I use on my bike. It may work on...

This is what I use on my bike. It may work on yours.
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04-20-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By JoeTBM

I think you are missing something there, I...

I think you are missing something there, I believe is called a "Step Down Housing Ferrule", something like this
...
04-17-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By Drillium Dude

Oh, I dunno why not. Medici's are fantastic...

Oh, I dunno why not. Medici's are fantastic frames, built to a high standard, paint is hit/miss (but only miss if Simonetti painted it, apparently). The rest of the story? Who cares? There are many...
04-13-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,926
Posted By victorm

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Forum: Commuting
04-06-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By BobbyG

Simple spacer mount bell: ...

Simple spacer mount bell:
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...
03-29-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,926
Posted By DorkDisk

Nice project, here is my 93 I've had since new....

Nice project, here is my 93 I've had since new. 21lbs 7oz

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Breezer...
03-29-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By cxwrench

Yep, a bunch of grease and tighten the **** out...

Yep, a bunch of grease and tighten the **** out of it.
03-23-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Northern3697

Thank you! Turns out it is a 21".

Thank you! Turns out it is a 21".
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