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02-03-23, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 297
Posted By well biked

I agree with this completely, and have done so...

I agree with this completely, and have done so many of these tubeless valve stem installations at my shop it's a muscle memory thing for me. The only possible variation I'll add is that I use my...
01-27-23, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By well biked

The trick is to push the rubber grommet/seal with...

The trick is to push the rubber grommet/seal with as much force as you can muster "into" the valve stem hole from the other side of the rim as you tighten the presta nut, as you're installing the...
12-02-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,123
Posted By well biked

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11-02-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By well biked

It's very possible to overtighten the bolt and...

It's very possible to overtighten the bolt and distort the seatlug, as in the photo, even with the correct seatpost diameter. Or maybe the seapost is too small in diameter,, and the seatlug has been...
10-07-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By well biked

The Centaur group was introduced in 2002,...

The Centaur group was introduced in 2002, replacing the Daytona group (legal issues using the Daytona name). I believe that 2002 Centaur group was a 10 speed group....so 2002.
edit: I just looked it...
09-06-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 397
Posted By well biked

This is often a confusing thing to customers,...

This is often a confusing thing to customers, unfortunately. The terminology "tubeless ready" does not mean the bike comes, as new, completely ready for a tubeless setup, and it certainly doesn't...
08-31-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By well biked

In my opinion, for replacement cartridge refill...

In my opinion, for replacement cartridge refill pads, you should replace with Kool Stop V-Type (2) with the salmon pad compound.
08-21-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By well biked

Our SRAM rep used to start each visit in our shop...

Our SRAM rep used to start each visit in our shop apologizing for the hydraulic brake problems.
08-21-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By well biked

Replace the brakes, preferably with mineral oil...

Replace the brakes, preferably with mineral oil hydraulic brakes IMO (i.e., Shimano, Tektro). Avid hydraulics were/are terrible. There are no hydraulic brakes marketed under the Avid brand anymore...
07-27-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By well biked

yes

yes
07-19-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By well biked

first photo points up

first photo points up
07-16-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By well biked

If the existing axle spins smoothly and the only...

If the existing axle spins smoothly and the only reason you would want a QR is convenience, my advice is to stick with what you have and accept that you will have to use a 15mm wrench to remove and...
07-13-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 963
Posted By well biked

Yep, just too many vairiables. Let's round it off...

Yep, just too many vairiables. Let's round it off to 50 miles to 5000 miles. With an emphasis on "round it off." I once did a very nasty mtb endurance race (52 miles), in horribly wet and abrasive...
04-06-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By well biked

We have sold quite a few ebikes in my shop that...

We have sold quite a few ebikes in my shop that use Bosch drive systems. In the rare cases where there have been problems of any kind with anything Bosch-related, Bosch warranty has been great. Since...
12-26-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By well biked

As mentioned, check derailleur hanger alignment....

As mentioned, check derailleur hanger alignment. Another thing we find with both Shimano and SRAM rear derailleurs that are designed for these extremely wide range cassettes such as your 10 x50, is...
12-19-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By well biked

The current monetary value of those brakes far...

The current monetary value of those brakes far exceeds their level of functional/mechanical benefit. I don't mean that in a bad way at all. Just want you to be aware that those brakes are quite...
12-14-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By well biked

I'd put Kool-Stop salmon compound pads as your #1...

I'd put Kool-Stop salmon compound pads as your #1 criteria, and get to that goal however you see fit. Either non cartridge-type salmon pads from Kool Stop, or buy cartridge holders/pads, discard the...
12-08-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,110
Posted By well biked

I can tell you that it's not just the handlebars...

I can tell you that it's not just the handlebars that can be ruined by "toxic sweat." The insides of integrated shifters/brake levers, headsets, seemingly every bolt on the bike, front derailleurs,...
12-06-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By well biked

Not digital, but I am a big fan of the Accu-Gauge...

Not digital, but I am a big fan of the Accu-Gauge gauges by Meiser. If I'm looking for a stand-alone pressure gauge for a bicycle tire, I use an Accu-Gauge.
11-04-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,064
Posted By well biked

I love my Moloko bars. If you can get one, I...

I love my Moloko bars. If you can get one, I highly recommend the made-to-fit Moloko bag as well.
10-30-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By well biked

agree

agree
10-16-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By well biked

I've always liked the Campy skeleton brakes on my...

I've always liked the Campy skeleton brakes on my 10 speed Campy equipped bike. Those brakes look cool, and continue to serve me well. :)
10-10-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By well biked

The 68 x 42 and 68 x 46 numbers refer to the...

The 68 x 42 and 68 x 46 numbers refer to the frame's bb shell dimensions. 68 x 42 is 68mm wide and 42mm diameter, which is a BB30 shell. The other dimensions you mention are the width and diameter...
09-22-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,823
Posted By well biked

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09-15-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,700
Posted By well biked

I'll make a timeless comment: that Shimano 600...

I'll make a timeless comment: that Shimano 600 "Arabesque" RD is still beautiful, no matter how much time passes. :)
09-07-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,518
Posted By well biked

It would be so cool if Sheldon were still around...

It would be so cool if Sheldon were still around to chime in on this thread. It was awesome to be on this forum when he would sometimes show up and comment. I'm pretty sure he never really saw...
08-28-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By well biked

Very important: find some new bike repair people.

Very important: find some new bike repair people.
08-26-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By well biked

As an alternative, if you can find a 127mm (or is...

As an alternative, if you can find a 127mm (or is it 127.5?) Shimano cartridge bearing bb of any variety, I think it will work, although it sounds like you may not want to use a cartridge bb. It's...
08-08-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,584
Posted By well biked

I met the founder of Kool Stop at Interbike...

I met the founder of Kool Stop at Interbike several years ago, had a great visit with him. He developed that awesome salmon brake pad compound back in the '70's for Scott-Matthauser, and most agree...
07-03-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,877
Posted By well biked

Something like 2-5 mm wider for the tape than the...

Something like 2-5 mm wider for the tape than the internal width of the rim, depending on the rim. Example (and this is obviously a very wide rim example): For WTB i45 (45mm internal width) rims,...
06-20-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By well biked

Throw them away and replace them.

Throw them away and replace them.
06-09-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By well biked

Cleat's on backwards, turn it around with the...

Cleat's on backwards, turn it around with the point of the cleat facing forward.
03-23-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By well biked

At my shop, we have a dizzying array of removal...

At my shop, we have a dizzying array of removal tools/bushings, etc for headset cups, the various pressfit bb's, etc etc. I'll give Park Tool credit, they seem to offer something for just about...
03-21-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,355
Posted By well biked

^ That's super cool. I had family in Carlsbad...

^ That's super cool. I had family in Carlsbad back then, visited them there during that time period. I became intrigued with "California Masis" as a result. In recent years, I've been honored to...
12-17-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,540
Posted By well biked

The lack of 650b x 47-48ish tubes (actually made...

The lack of 650b x 47-48ish tubes (actually made and labled for tires in that size range) is surprising. I recently built up my first 650b bike,a gravel bike, and I use 650b x 48 tires on it. I run...
12-10-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,850
Posted By well biked

27.5 is a size that uses the rim diameter...

27.5 is a size that uses the rim diameter traditionally known as 650b. The bead seat diameter is 584mm. 700c has a 622 BSD, so no, they are not interchangeable, too much difference in rim diameter....
12-02-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,346
Posted By well biked

There are Shimano Parallax front hubs, too,...

There are Shimano Parallax front hubs, too, so......but as for rear hubs, I agree with Andy, I think Parallax rear hubs are strictly cassette hubs, no freewheel Parallax hubs.
11-28-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By well biked

Regarding the Schrader valve part of your...

Regarding the Schrader valve part of your question:

"If you want to convert a rim drilled for Presta valves to accept Schrader valves, drill it out with a 21/64" drill bit." - Sheldon Brown
10-22-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,232
Posted By well biked

You should stick with the same model chainring if...

You should stick with the same model chainring if you are just replacing one chainring. The letters are a code, based on number of chainring teeth on the crank's chainrings. That's important because...
07-24-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,907
Posted By well biked

I'll add, when it comes to difficult pedal...

I'll add, when it comes to difficult pedal removal, leverage is often your best friend.
07-24-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,907
Posted By well biked

For both right and left pedals: turn the spindle...

For both right and left pedals: turn the spindle towards the front of the bike to tighten, turn to the rear of the bike to loosen. Doesn't matter if you're working on pedals with 15mm wrench flats or...
06-19-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,278
Posted By well biked

What I'm seeing in the photo is an overly oily,...

What I'm seeing in the photo is an overly oily, gunky, gritty mess. Chirping or no chirping.
04-06-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,017
Posted By well biked

So your first post on Bikeforums is dragging up a...

So your first post on Bikeforums is dragging up a seven year old thread, and correcting a long-time member who is one of the most all-time helpful members in the history of BF, and telling him...
12-31-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,196
Posted By well biked

The trend at this moment for drop bar bikes...

The trend at this moment for drop bar bikes equipped with disc brakes: flat mount brake calipers (the newest drop bar groups with hydraulic disc brakes use flat mount). Axles and spacing: 100mm...
12-26-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By well biked

Assuming you've already tried removing the valve...

Assuming you've already tried removing the valve core (and are using an air compressor), here's another trick that might be worth trying...remove the tubeless valve stem from the rim entirely,...
12-26-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,854
Posted By well biked

Power Grips! I hadn't seen or thought of those...

Power Grips! I hadn't seen or thought of those for a long time. :) NIce photo ^
12-26-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By well biked

I suggest two things: use soapy water (dish soap,...

I suggest two things: use soapy water (dish soap, etc) on the beads of the tires. If the tires are being stubborn, as it sounds like they are, remove the valve cores and inflate (with an air...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,703
Posted By well biked

I'm a big fan of Jeff Jones. We assembled a...

I'm a big fan of Jeff Jones. We assembled a stock, complete Jones Plus LWB at our shop not long ago for an old friend and customer, it was cool to finally see a Jones bike in person. I own a first...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By well biked

I have to admit, when I saw the thread title I...

I have to admit, when I saw the thread title I thought this was a thread about tripping a red light to green. :D
12-11-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By well biked

Being from the mid-south (U.S.), I pronounce it...

Being from the mid-south (U.S.), I pronounce it as "sawder" instead of "sodder," FWIW.
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