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10-18-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 57,332
Posted By base2

I had a similar issue back in post #240 Instead...

I had a similar issue back in post #240
Instead of 15nm, I torqued it to 15ft-lb & that solved the issue. I really think the newton meter comment was a typo or a simple mis-speak. A newton meter is...
10-17-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,550
Posted By base2

The power of a bike lock. (His whole comedy...

The power of a bike lock.

(His whole comedy special is actually quite funny. But the clip is just the relavent part to your post.)
10-17-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 526
Posted By base2

Ok. So you found 3 or 4 spots where it rubs. That...

Ok. So you found 3 or 4 spots where it rubs. That sounds about do-able. Your question whether or not to fix one before moving on to the next is a smart one. As was the suggestion to read a book on...
10-16-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By base2

I'd wager that any & all IGH hubs have some...

I'd wager that any & all IGH hubs have some degree of a break-in period. My Rohloff was tight AF for the first 500 miles to the point of wondering why the entire world had lied to me. I even did a...
10-10-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 640
Posted By base2

Kapusta You're right. I should've phrased it as...

Kapusta You're right. I should've phrased it as something along the lines of: "...is rarely the solution." I thought of the knee placement on the leg thing after I hit enter & neglected to edit it in...
10-10-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,550
Posted By base2

Multi Use Path Mostly it's a place for...

Multi Use Path

Mostly it's a place for walkers with dogs on 10 foot leashes & joggers to run up the middle of & turn around to be hit face on when you try to pass them on the left as you are...
10-10-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 640
Posted By base2

u = 2πr A 165mm crankarm yields 103.6726...

u = 2πr

A 165mm crankarm yields 103.6726 centimeters of foot travel with every pedal stroke.
A 175mm crankarm yields 109.9557 centimeters of foot travel with every pedal stroke.
...
10-08-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 698
Posted By base2

Yep. Your resulta are about on par with...

Yep. Your resulta are about on par with expectations. 3-5000 miles for a right shifter is pretty common depending on how often you shift. I've never worn a left (front) shift cable. I'd venture 10k...
Forum: Foo
10-07-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 965
Posted By base2

I had a Mazda 3(?) branded as a Scion iA. I...

I had a Mazda 3(?) branded as a Scion iA.
I hated it. The throttle was non-linear when you really needed it to be consistant & reliable. Like when stabbing it to the floor to beat a break in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,417
Posted By base2

I love it! :love: That is a ~faaańcey bike :D

I love it! :love:
That is a ~faaańcey bike :D
10-06-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By base2

I don't think you understand. The bicycle mounts...

I don't think you understand. The bicycle mounts to the trainer. It takes up exactly the amount of space as one bicycle.

How much room does a bicycle use?...
10-06-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By base2

It sounds like you are looking for a tool called...

It sounds like you are looking for a tool called an "easy out"...
10-05-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By base2

I'd clean up the threads as best as you can so...

I'd clean up the threads as best as you can so that another barrel adjuster will thread in & hope for the best.

Another option if the existing threads strip completely out or are drilled out, is...
10-05-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By base2

Which one? H, L, B, cable fixing bolt, in line...

Which one? H, L, B, cable fixing bolt, in line adjuster, barrel adjuster? Is this a front derailleur, a rear derailleur or something else? Help us help you.
10-05-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By base2

Theres so many options it's nigh impossible to...

Theres so many options it's nigh impossible to sum them all up. Suffice to say, the World is your oyster.

All the rage these days is a direct mount trainer such as a Saris H3, a Wahoo Kickr, Tacx...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,417
Posted By base2

You have 2 Specialized unnamed mountain bikes, a...

You have 2 Specialized unnamed mountain bikes, a Defy (carbon!) a Tesla, an Audi, don't want a roof rack & want to be cheap with a cheap hitch rack to carry the bikes a few kilometers because of a...
10-05-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By base2

The tightness of the bead & ensuring it makes it...

The tightness of the bead & ensuring it makes it to the center of the well has already been mentioned several times.

On occasion, the stiffness of the sidewalls of the tire can be so stiff so as...
10-03-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By base2

Braze on hanger? Nothing particularly too...

Braze on hanger? Nothing particularly too vintage.

Lugs? They look Centurion-ish Though a half-dozen other brands used almost identical lugs on the head tube.

My vote is something 1990-ish,...
09-29-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By base2

Ah. Gotcha. :thumb:

Ah. Gotcha. :thumb:
09-29-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By base2

What's wrong with a quill adaptor & a high rise...

What's wrong with a quill adaptor & a high rise stem such as this: https://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Pro-Alloy-Ergo-Stem/dp/B006HX0GVM
09-29-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,688
Posted By base2

I suppose it could be read that way too. We...

I suppose it could be read that way too.
We too had to let a paid employee go for such behavior. But it's not something I have observed a great deal of in my co-op. Maybe I did misinterpret his...
09-29-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,688
Posted By base2

Maybe if you took out a piece of paper & used a...

Maybe if you took out a piece of paper & used a pencil to spell out the word: "Community. Then right below it on the next line spelled out the word: "Commune" & observed the arrangement & placement...
09-29-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,688
Posted By base2

I am a Shop Coordinator at a co-op. It seems I am...

I am a Shop Coordinator at a co-op. It seems I am also the lead mechanic. I am also employed as a mechanic at a for profit shop down the street. To the concerns of competition between shops: There is...
09-27-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,379
Posted By base2

A watt is defined as a unit of expenditure in a...

A watt is defined as a unit of expenditure in a certain amount of time. A watt is a watt is a watt.

I think you are meaning: Running requires more watts per mile. If so, that's true & no one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,789
Posted By base2

I'm sure the people at Quarq...

I'm sure the people at Quarq (https://www.sram.com/en/quarq) would be interested in your research. Have you tried the people over at Rotor? (https://rotorbike.com/powermeter/)



So, crank arms...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By base2

There is nothing wrong with mounting a small...

There is nothing wrong with mounting a small dinger-bell to the seat post.

The best luck may be found with a model that lets you rotate the hammer to whatever position is convenient. I find the...
09-24-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 941
Posted By base2

The new Shimano 105 derailleurs support full...

The new Shimano 105 derailleurs support full cable housing from end to end, meaning you don't need frame mounted cable stops. From there, you could mount up a double crankset & a $15 Sunrace thumbie...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By base2

It's not that they won't fit. It's more of an...

It's not that they won't fit. It's more of an issue of side-wall squirm. Side forces such as in initiating a turn will not have the necessary internal support & there is a risk of squirmy,...
09-19-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 864
Posted By base2

Yet another reason to support your LBS. Your...

Yet another reason to support your LBS.
Your favorite professional bike mechanic has the necessary credentials.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 703
Posted By base2

I'm hesitant to say too much tension. Although...

I'm hesitant to say too much tension. Although spoke loading is 100% the problem.

The thing is, is that rim manufacturers build their rims with a target tension in mind. 110 to 130 kg/f is one...
09-15-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By base2

It's mostly imagination. But, also some...

It's mostly imagination. But, also some differences in bike geometry.

In mountain bikes you generally have lots of leverage over a long lever so steering inputs are easy & smooth over a great...
09-15-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By base2

Another possibility, if not the stem is a tiny...

Another possibility, if not the stem is a tiny defect in the weld at the joint where the 2 ends of the extrusion come together. It might not be a bad idea to lay a piecs of tape crosswise across the...
09-15-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By base2

With out a picture, it is sort of hard to tell...

With out a picture, it is sort of hard to tell exactly what is going on.

For clarity: The rubber portion of the stem is fully seated inside the rim, correct? This is where the seal is. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,152
Posted By base2

Maybe if I put it in different terms: Mikes...

Maybe if I put it in different terms:

Mikes would have taken customers orders under the belief that a/the relationship were to continue. That's how relationships work.

Now that Specialized took...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,152
Posted By base2

I don't know that "lie" is the right word. Maybe...

I don't know that "lie" is the right word. Maybe they expected a less cold, hard-nosed response. Maybe they expected Specialized to make good on completing sales in progress...or whatever. Afterall...
09-14-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By base2

+1 on the dust cap. I have installed them upside...

+1 on the dust cap. I have installed them upside down & pressed them all the way down to the balls before & got similar results to you. Flip the cap around & see what happens. My guess is it will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,152
Posted By base2

I have nothing to add regarding Mikes/Spesh fall...

I have nothing to add regarding Mikes/Spesh fall out. But I wll add that when we had an order of top tier Rockhoppers that were supposed spec'd with disc brakes show up with base model single piston...
09-12-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By base2

We get e-bikes at the co-op. In all cases, the...

We get e-bikes at the co-op. In all cases, the batteries &/or electronics are junk. We simply do not have the resources to do anything with them. Keep the regular bike bits & recycle the rest.
09-11-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By base2

That was a very informative .pdf. I read every...

That was a very informative .pdf. I read every word.

I liked that he is very upfront about getting the lube to where it needs to go, & in spite of it's limitations in initial first application, it...
09-11-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By base2

Squirt does not need removal by chemical means....

Squirt does not need removal by chemical means. Any crud that gets into the rollers is caught in the wax & migrates out by way of the chain action. Anything on the outside of the chain can be removed...
09-11-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 851
Posted By base2

This remains true to this day. "Problem" e-bikes...

This remains true to this day. "Problem" e-bikes come into the shop every day. It's always the same story: "I'm a champion shifter, I know all about that."

To customer: Oh, yeah? The only wear is...
09-10-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By base2

I do believe you are correct. The Schlumpf's come...

I do believe you are correct. The Schlumpf's come in a standard 5x110 bcd & a type "08" version. It is possible to run the 5x110bcd as a double & run the timing chain to the unused chain ring. They...
09-10-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By base2

Doing the math, you are already at 50 teeth of...

Doing the math, you are already at 50 teeth of derailleur capacity. That's a lot. Off hand the most capable derailleur I can think of is Shimano XTR M-9000-SGS Shadow Plus. & it's capacity is 47. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,636
Posted By base2

FWIW the worst combinations I have come across...

FWIW the worst combinations I have come across used Panaracer & Compass tires. Which isn't surprising since they both come from the same molds. Some of the best combinations involved Conti GP5000.
...
09-09-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By base2

I've never known any of my IGH's to be any...

I've never known any of my IGH's to be any temperature other than ambient.

Granted, all IGH's have some internal friction of some degree or another, but the difference in total system efficiency...
09-08-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,647
Posted By base2

Oh, yeah. They are much more now for the straight...

Oh, yeah. They are much more now for the straight leg blocky crown versions under their own brand. IIRC I paid around $600 but 750 gram forks (uncut) rated for 180mm rotors are/were hard to find.
...
09-08-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,647
Posted By base2

Fwiw: An American made frame from an American...

Fwiw: An American made frame from an American boutique frame builder leaves very few options for American tubes with which to build the frame from.

Vari-Wall Therm-LX tubing is made in a foundry...
09-06-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,674
Posted By base2

Well, you must have the most full featured...

Well, you must have the most full featured Explore that ever was.

Source:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51431452773_d875f88d5b_o.jpg...
09-06-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By base2

Mountain bike cranksets tend to have a wider...

Mountain bike cranksets tend to have a wider q-factor. Most likely your crank arm will no longer hit the chainstays & your problem will be solved.

There are other details concerning derailleurs &...
09-06-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,674
Posted By base2

It could be the lack of battery life. It sucks. ...

It could be the lack of battery life. It sucks.

It could be the lack of on-device A to B navigation. So your routes can only be preprogrammed from your computer at home.

It could be the lack of...
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