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09-11-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 947
Posted By dedhed

carry a pump, deflate as needed, reinflate

carry a pump, deflate as needed, reinflate
08-09-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By DorkDisk

No bulge in the middle means 22.2 bar. The stem...

No bulge in the middle means 22.2 bar. The stem could be either 25.4 (more probable) or 26.0
08-09-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By thumpism

I'd guess someone used a 7/8" BMX bar for a...

I'd guess someone used a 7/8" BMX bar for a four-bolt stem in the stock 25.4 clamp stem on your bike. Shim stock (fairly cheap and easy) or a different handlebar (less cheap and less easy).
08-08-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By krakhaus

Looks like a 25.2 bar in a 26 or larger stem. ...

Looks like a 25.2 bar in a 26 or larger stem. You could shim it, but I'd just buy either a new bar or new stem.
06-30-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By urbanknight

Thanks for the comments. The ride without a seat...

Thanks for the comments. The ride without a seat is a good idea. Definitely need to get him to slide off the saddle when coming to a stop as well. His saddle is about 4cm too low right now to...
06-16-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,378
Posted By Joe Bikerider

One of my “rules” is to carry along any tool that...

One of my “rules” is to carry along any tool that I used on my most recent repair or adjustment. After a couple rides then I can put that tool away. My chain tool has been put away now for many...
05-16-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,802
Posted By drlogik

One word: LockPickingLawyer on YouTube. ...

One word: LockPickingLawyer on YouTube.

Combination locks are notoriously insecure as a lock for something of value. Go to the "LockPickingLawyer" channel on YouTube and search his videos for...
05-02-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By Chuckles1

I used to do Andy's procedure. Lately I've...

I used to do Andy's procedure. Lately I've started noting which side rubs after initial lever squeeze centering, and putting a feeler gauge between rotor and pad on that side after loosening both...
02-25-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,866
Posted By Trakhak

Low-tech version of the AirPro---adjust one or...

Low-tech version of the AirPro---adjust one or both of your brakes to rub constantly during rides with your son. Given how short the rides are typically likely to be, the amount of additional brake...
02-23-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,362
Posted By 5 mph

Drive a car on the same Routes you ride. I try...

Drive a car on the same Routes you ride. I try to do that, to get an idea on what a driver may be thinking. I changed the time of day I used some Routes after doing that.
02-23-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,362
Posted By bruce19

You go where you look. First learned in my MSF...

You go where you look. First learned in my MSF Instructor days.
Forum: Foo
02-01-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By SpeedRanger

Keep up, lycra boy

Clever marketing..


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01-22-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By TiHabanero

Your experience brings up a practice that I train...

Your experience brings up a practice that I train into every person we hire as a mechanic. When inserting a wheel into place, the bike comes out of the stand and is set upon the floor for alignment...
01-12-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By 70sSanO

You can get an Altus M310 or Acera M315 RapidFire...

You can get an Altus M310 or Acera M315 RapidFire Plus shifter that will work fine. They do have gear windows, but if appearance is that important, then you’ll have to pay for it with a shifter from...
Forum: Foo
12-24-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,788
Posted By wgscott

I'm thinking of giving my kid a box with all of...

I'm thinking of giving my kid a box with all of the tools he broke.
12-20-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,555
Posted By xcfang

Make some friends that are better than you and...

Make some friends that are better than you and ride with them. It helps a lot to see their lines and techniques. Take a look at youtube videos too. Start with Jeff Lenosky and go from there. Oh -...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,058
Posted By Riveting

I disagree. If this were the case, then you'd...

I disagree. If this were the case, then you'd never get any better than the day you first rode a bike at 4 mph. Riding "slightly" above your abilities, or your comfort zone, is how you grow and get...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,058
Posted By Zaskar

mcours2006 nailed it. For a standout example,...

mcours2006 nailed it. For a standout example, watch a few YouTubes of Sagan.

The guys with the mtn bike background do seem to start ahead of the curve. But we need to be trained by roadies - to...
12-04-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,424
Posted By gauvins

I have a reasonably good caliper, certified at...

I have a reasonably good caliper, certified at 0.02mm accuracy.

The problem wrt measuring a bike chain is that the way you position your caliper will have a definite impact on the reading. I took...
11-28-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,201
Posted By HillRider

Could you lower the magnet through the seat tube...

Could you lower the magnet through the seat tube after removing the seatpost?
11-13-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,047
Posted By Hartmmike

When it comes to car/bike interactions I always...

When it comes to car/bike interactions I always think of the opening scene in A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Arthur Dent is lying in front of a bulldozer and the job foreman asks him if he...
10-24-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Irishred

Thanks for wisdom

Thanks to all for your wisdom...I'll try the 30/35 (front/back and see how that goes.
10-20-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,693
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Stopped once for running a four-way stop. I knew...

Stopped once for running a four-way stop. I knew that the crossing road was closed because a bridge had washed out the week before. The cop gave me a warning and joked about making me start again...
09-05-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
Posted By Skulking

I'd try split washers before going to Loctite.

I'd try split washers before going to Loctite.
07-19-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,760
Posted By HTupolev

V-brake setups typically have a large amount of...

V-brake setups typically have a large amount of leverage, so the pads need to be set extremely close to the rims in order to ensure that the brake pads can get good engagement before the brake lever...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By CeeDotA

I use a 945 to record all my activities (I'm a...

I use a 945 to record all my activities (I'm a triathlete) but I still use a 520 as well when cycling. I like having the screen up front to view all my metrics when riding. I don't have the 520...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,726
Posted By znomit

If you’re that desperate to get a handicap, take...

If you’re that desperate to get a handicap, take up golf.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,726
Posted By bampilot06

shattered my ego failing to unclip. Still...

shattered my ego failing to unclip. Still recovering from that episode. (It’s been 3 days)
05-16-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,590
Posted By cyccommute

Wrong direction. The quick release does compress...

Wrong direction. The quick release does compress the bearings. If they are tight, they get tighter. That’s not the right direction. The bearings should be a little loose so that they tighten just...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27,059
Views: 17,376,625
Posted By phx1973

Very nice!

Very nice!
04-22-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Giant doesn't have any layer between the frame...

Giant doesn't have any layer between the frame and the tab. Why would you? A layer will add some flex from the layer's compression if it's tape. It the layer is metal (like brass shim stock cut out...
11-01-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,705
Posted By Slightspeed

I did a bank run one day on my bike. When I came...

I did a bank run one day on my bike. When I came out, I was approached by a group of girl scouts selling cookies. I said, I didn't have any way to carry them. One little girl said, "You have three...
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