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09-24-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I took a lugged Eros frame as partial payment for...

I took a lugged Eros frame as partial payment for another frame I was selling. I was never a big fan of the unicrown forks but after a repaint and build up, I actually kinda like it. The fork has...
09-21-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The dent is not likely to be a structural...

The dent is not likely to be a structural problem; however since it is more of a creased dimple, it is more worrisome than a more blunt one. Did the seller give you any hints about how it happened? ...
09-12-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,692
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Well, since most of my bikes have only one chain...

Well, since most of my bikes have only one chain ring I could answer yes or no depending on my perspective at the time. On my bikes with double chain rings - no, almost never. One bike has...
09-11-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The 7400 hub has 130 mm dropout spacing. Was the...

The 7400 hub has 130 mm dropout spacing. Was the rear triangle spread to fit it? The original wheel probably had a OLD of 126mm, but that doesn't explain the spacers. My guess is that the original...
09-02-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,469
Posted By Moe Zhoost

This is one example of why low spoke count wheels...

This is one example of why low spoke count wheels are not always the best option. They are less visible to squirrels and allow greater penetration before getting trapped.

When I commuted to work,...
09-02-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 812
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I typically use anti-seize from the jar I bought...

I typically use anti-seize from the jar I bought 30 years ago and have no hope of using up in my lifetime. If I'm too lazy to walk from my shop to the garage to get it, I'll opt for the tube of Park...
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, this looks like a Sports with all of the...

Yes, this looks like a Sports with all of the things removed that make a Sports special. The finish looks to be a powder coat with fake chrome, though it just may be painted and clear coated over raw...
Forum: Foo
08-19-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,056
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Much better than "Pops"

Much better than "Pops"
08-19-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Nope, and I don't think I ever would. By the...

Nope, and I don't think I ever would. By the time I got out and set up all the gear to use the foam cannon, I could be having a cold beer looking at my clean bike.
08-15-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,368
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yep, this has happened to me as well. One...

Yep, this has happened to me as well. One wonders about the character of some of our fellow humans. For me, a deal is a deal and if a meet is set up, I'll be there on time.

OTOH, I've had good...
08-15-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've had that happen using oxalic or phosphoric...

I've had that happen using oxalic or phosphoric acid solutions. I don't think further soaking will even up the staining, but no harm trying.
08-13-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Thanks - always a pleasure to learn something...

Thanks - always a pleasure to learn something new. So the bearings bind and lock the cog set to the hub? How common is this and what would cause it on a relatively new bike?
08-13-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By Moe Zhoost

How can this be? The cassette will rotate only...

How can this be? The cassette will rotate only when the chain is moving it.
08-12-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,402
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I don't think they're lazy. They are showing off...

I don't think they're lazy. They are showing off through some need to exhibit their self-serving personalities through overt behaviour.
08-11-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I can't imagine a motorist feeling so much...

I can't imagine a motorist feeling so much anxiety about holding up those behind that he or she would intentionally put a cyclist or pedestrian at risk. They make unsafe turns because either they...
08-11-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,642
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Zombie thread. It's been 3 years since the OP...

Zombie thread. It's been 3 years since the OP asked for recommendations.
08-10-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 20,562
Views: 3,592,704
Posted By Moe Zhoost

They are the ones taking the photo.

They are the ones taking the photo.
08-10-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,876
Posted By Moe Zhoost

With my baggy shorts and tee shirt, they wouldn't...

With my baggy shorts and tee shirt, they wouldn't be able to handle the turbulence I generate.
08-08-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'd recommend discussing with your medical...

I'd recommend discussing with your medical provider rather than with a bunch of random internet folks. Especially if it is scaring you. I hope it resolves quickly. Good luck to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Perhaps they are lighter/less robust. Since many...

Perhaps they are lighter/less robust. Since many e-bikes have a rear hub motor there would be less strain on the chain. Also, from number of riders i see who throttle-coast, there is little...
07-26-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have the non-brake Sturmey S2 hub on one of my...

I have the non-brake Sturmey S2 hub on one of my bikes and like it very much after 10+ years. It's perfect for a simple clean set up. I have my ratio set up as normal-high though some may like a...
07-23-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
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: 450
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: 390
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: 390
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: 547
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: 703
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: 633
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: 50
Views: 1,259
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Caps lock on?

Caps lock on?
Forum: Foo
07-18-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 703
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: 230
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: 63
Views: 2,934
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: 1,219
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: 1,055
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: 532
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: 9,690
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: 9,690
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: 430
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: 10
Views: 578
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: 889
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: 370
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: 1,847
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: 567
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: 645
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: 1,076
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: 280
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: 1,076
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: 2,784
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: 2,134
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: 2,134
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...
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