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09-23-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By cyccommute

Itís not sloppy. Iíve used 10-32 for rack mounts...

Itís not sloppy. Iíve used 10-32 for rack mounts for ages. Never had a problem with one working loose.
09-23-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By cyccommute

I can’t really speak to the other tandems but the...

I can’t really speak to the other tandems but the Cannondale isn’t a large/small. It’s a large/medium. I have a large/small Cannondale and the difference is far larger than the bike you are...
09-23-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 556
Posted By cyccommute

Whoosh! Not ďtheĒ.

Whoosh! Not ďtheĒ.
09-23-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By cyccommute

In a pinch, a 10-32 will also work. The diameter...

In a pinch, a 10-32 will also work. The diameter and pitch is essentially indistinguishable from an M5x0.8 mm bolt. Personally, I prefer stainless and not all hardware stores carry stainless metric...
09-23-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By cyccommute

You might be on to something there. I addressed...

You might be on to something there. I addressed the issue of flats on the inner part of the tube torus here (https://www.bikeforums.net/22208388-post8.html). But now that you mention it, Iíve...
09-23-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 556
Posted By cyccommute

So what have either of you contributed to the...

So what have either of you contributed to the conversation? Any suggestions or are you just here to play unfunny versions of Statler and Waldorf? At this point, Iíd say ya got nothiní.
09-23-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 556
Posted By cyccommute

What he ^^^ said ^^^

What he ^^^ said ^^^
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,077
Posted By cyccommute

Real subtle. Since I donít have the picture in...

Real subtle. Since I donít have the picture in X-ray mode, you have no idea what I have fixed to my bike.



Why? You have a panniers because



So you have a rack. Why strap the tent to...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,077
Posted By cyccommute

I donít get the putting a sleeping bag into...

I donít get the putting a sleeping bag into panniers or bikepacking bags. They take up more space that way. A sleeping bag is a bit like a gas in that it expands to fill the space. In its own...
09-22-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 556
Posted By cyccommute

You donít need a stand. The likely problemÖcable...

You donít need a stand. The likely problemÖcable tensionÖis something that you can check with the bike sitting on the ground. Assuming that you have Acera shifters, shift into the large chainwheel...
09-22-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 556
Posted By cyccommute

Awesomeguy has to start somewhere. Considering...

Awesomeguy has to start somewhere. Considering that the problem is likely cable length, thatís the place to start. Itís simple and easy to fix if that isnít the problem. I agree that tuning the...
09-22-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By cyccommute

I have dozens of them. Never had a problem. I...

I have dozens of them. Never had a problem. I haven’t, however, used square taper on anything since the late 90s.
09-22-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By cyccommute

Not just the same rim. Any rim with the same...

Not just the same rim. Any rim with the same effective rim diameter (ERD) will work (Ī a couple of mm). The problem is finding that a rim with the same ERD. They vary a whole lot.
09-22-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,464
Posted By cyccommute

It may be refined or it may be incinerated or it...

It may be refined or it may be incinerated or it may be used as a boiler fuel. It depends on the locality.



According to EPA rules, in an industrial setting everything that comes in contact...
09-22-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By cyccommute

The bearings need to be able to move while the...

The bearings need to be able to move while the hub is rotating. If you have too many bearings in the hub, the bearings will rub against each other and the cone. This can lead to the bearing binding...
09-22-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 556
Posted By cyccommute

You canít use 105. Thatís a road group. You...

You canít use 105. Thatís a road group. You might be able to use Deore but not the modern versions. But donít try to upgrade your way out of this problem. It isnít related to the level of the...
09-21-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By cyccommute

Learning how to track stand is a plus. If you...

Learning how to track stand is a plus. If you donít want to learn the whole track stand thing, learning how to very slow roll (like less than walking speed) is a good skill to have.



I seldom...
09-21-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By cyccommute

All the saddles look low. My knees hurt just...

All the saddles look low. My knees hurt just watching that.
09-21-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 556
Posted By cyccommute

The problem with your suggestion is that most...

The problem with your suggestion is that most every derailer is properly adjusted. The cables are usually the part that isnít adjusted properly. Best to address the problem than go trying to adjust...
09-21-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 556
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, is most cases. However, Iíve worked on over...

Yes, is most cases. However, Iíve worked on over 15,000 bikes with the greatest complaint on almost all of them being something along the lines of ďthe shifting doesnít workĒ. Most people are...
09-21-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 556
Posted By cyccommute

All well and good if you are installing a new...

All well and good if you are installing a new derailer. However if the derailer is existing and/or this problem is a recent development, skip all the way down to 10 and go from there. People often...
09-21-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,464
Posted By cyccommute

Thatís quite a leap of logic. A lot of things can...

Thatís quite a leap of logic. A lot of things can happen to a chain over the course of a few months. There is nothing in the Purple Power degreaser that would cause a chain to break, especially if...
09-21-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,464
Posted By cyccommute

Bit of a non sequitur. Considering that...

Bit of a non sequitur. Considering that sunscreens don’t have benzene in them, I’d say more. The benzene you are referring to was a manufacturing error but sunscreens aren’t allowed to used benzene,...
09-21-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 556
Posted By cyccommute

Yup. Everyone notices those screws. Screws...

Yup. Everyone notices those screws. Screws adjust things so people grab a screwdriver and turn away.

Stop up your ears, brave Odysseus! Many a budding bicycle mechanic has been dashed on the...
09-21-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 556
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, the high limit screw will allow for more...

Yes, the high limit screw will allow for more outward swingÖbut it doesnít ďadjustĒ the outward swing. People get in trouble with derailers because they think the limit screws do something that they...
09-21-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 815
Posted By cyccommute

A chain that is treated with wax, whether hot wax...

A chain that is treated with wax, whether hot wax or solvent based wax, isnít ďjust smeared with waxĒ. Although I canít recall if you mixed your automatic transmission fluid with mineral spirits to...
09-21-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 815
Posted By cyccommute

Yup.

Yup.
09-20-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,464
Posted By cyccommute

Gasoline, definitely. Naphtha, maybe. Odorless...

Gasoline, definitely. Naphtha, maybe. Odorless mineral spirits, unlikely. The key, as you pointed out, is decreasing benzene content.
09-20-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 815
Posted By cyccommute

My daughter went to grad school in Seattle and...

My daughter went to grad school in Seattle and used White Lightning Clean Ride for the 2 years she lived there. She had no complaints. Additionally, I have used White Lightning almost all states in...
09-20-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 608
Posted By cyccommute

Do you fix a flat tire by taking the wheel apart,...

Do you fix a flat tire by taking the wheel apart, relacing, retensioning, and truing it? Thatís a bit like what you are suggesting here.



At my age and experience, I can assess if a used hub...
09-20-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 815
Posted By cyccommute

You donít have to clean chains for melted wax as...

You donít have to clean chains for melted wax as rigorously as many people do for melted wax. The whole 97 step process for cleaning a new chain prior to waxing is silly and not based on anything...
09-20-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 815
Posted By cyccommute

White Lightning. Iíve been using it since around...

White Lightning. Iíve been using it since around 2000. I have dabbled with Rock ĎNí Roll Red and Gold but havenít noticed any difference in application or performance.
09-20-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 815
Posted By cyccommute

For all that work, you get the same (or less)...

For all that work, you get the same (or less) service as I do when I just squirt it on. If you donít get far superior resultsÖthe claimed 1800 km would be closer to what you should getÖwhy do the...
09-19-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By cyccommute

9. If you use too many the bearing will bind. ...

9. If you use too many the bearing will bind. Loose bearings should look like there is room for one more but that one canít fit. 11 is way too many.
Forum: Touring
09-19-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By cyccommute

Iíve used an Ortlieb since 2003. Itís been...

Iíve used an Ortlieb since 2003. Itís been through many a downpour without issues.
09-19-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 608
Posted By cyccommute

I canít disagree more. Start with the spacers. ...

I canít disagree more. Start with the spacers. The problem cyrano138 describes is that the cassette is loose. Start with the simple problems before moving on to something more complicated.
09-19-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,464
Posted By cyccommute

Why not use mineral spirits? Itís the solvent...

Why not use mineral spirits? Itís the solvent without the 25% mineral oil that WD-40 contains. Itís also cheaper in greater quantities.



No. Neither of those work any better nor faster than...
09-17-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,464
Posted By cyccommute

Odorless mineral spirits has a flash point of...

Odorless mineral spirits has a flash point of about 100 to 150įF. It could take some time. Perhaps not as long as water but close.



My mistake. They said to leave it overnight in the mineral...
09-17-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 815
Posted By cyccommute

Yea, Iíve been seeing their ad copy and thereís a...

Yea, Iíve been seeing their ad copy and thereís a whole lot I see wrong with what they claim. They also claim ďup to 1800 km per applicationĒ. Say what? Thatís over 1100 miles! Even oil wonít work...
09-17-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 632
Posted By cyccommute

In theory, perhaps. In practice, spokes break. ...

In theory, perhaps. In practice, spokes break. Spokes used in situations where the wheel carries more load break more frequently. Heavy riders and riders carrying heavy loads decrease the tension...
09-17-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 632
Posted By cyccommute

I was going to say much the same thing. The...

I was going to say much the same thing. The ďbuttedĒ part of the spoke is generally considered to be the thin bit.
09-17-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,464
Posted By cyccommute

Kudos! You’ve confirmed what chemists have known...

Kudos! You’ve confirmed what chemists have known for at least 150 years and maybe for a couple of hundred years. Ethanol has a higher vapor pressure than mineral spirits. That is reflected in the...
09-17-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,441
Posted By cyccommute

ThanksÖI think?

ThanksÖI think?
09-16-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By cyccommute

The 32 spokes is part of your problemÖbut only...

The 32 spokes is part of your problemÖbut only part. The solution to broken spokes isnít solved by changing the rim. The rim has very little to do with the overall strength of the wheel. The...
09-16-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 608
Posted By cyccommute

Some times a cassette spacer is used rather than...

Some times a cassette spacer is used rather than a flat spacer. It doesnít matter as long as itís thick enough.
09-16-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 608
Posted By cyccommute

No, I doubt that the freehub is worn enough to...

No, I doubt that the freehub is worn enough to cause problems with fit. Thatís just not the way that the splines work or wear.



Get a 2 or 3 more of the same thickness. Put on enough so that...
09-16-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 608
Posted By cyccommute

Freehubs don’t generally have the wobble that is...

Freehubs don’t generally have the wobble that is typical of freewheels. If the cassette is loose on the freehub body, the likely problem is a spacer. You may need up to 4mm of spacer. Any bike shop...
09-16-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 632
Posted By cyccommute

According to the ASM International Elements of...

According to the ASM International Elements of Metallurgy and Engineering Alloys, 2008 (https://www.asminternational.org/documents/10192/1849770/05224G_Chapter14.pdf), they are related.
09-16-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,464
Posted By cyccommute

From the stand point of chain lubrication, the...

From the stand point of chain lubrication, the answer is a resounding no! Or at least a resounding ďIt doesnít matter.Ē If you are going to paint a part, you might be able to make an argument that...
09-16-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,464
Posted By cyccommute

Denatured alcohol is ethanol that has been made...

Denatured alcohol is ethanol that has been made undrinkable by the addition of compounds to make it poisonous or foul tasting. There are numerous ways to denature ethanol.

“Alcohol” is a class of...
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