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10-21-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,976
Posted By shelbyfv

Gun violence isn't unique to Philly or even...

Gun violence isn't unique to Philly or even exceptionally high compared to other US cities. There are statistics for all sorts of things but the homicide rate, for example, isn't even in the top 10....
10-19-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,377
Posted By phughes

How much does her bike weigh? A lot comes into...

How much does her bike weigh? A lot comes into play regarding capacity of a receiver, and simply making a 2 inch receiver doesn't magically allow the car to have increased capacity. There are reasons...
10-18-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,866
Posted By freeranger

My underseat bag has 1 spare tube, a patch kit,...

My underseat bag has 1 spare tube, a patch kit, CO2 inflator, tire levers, and a used dryer sheet--to run around the inside of a tire-a used dryer sheet will snag easy and show if there is anything...
10-18-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,377
Posted By indyfabz

Perhaps the only advantage to not having a garage.

Perhaps the only advantage to not having a garage.
10-15-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,209
Posted By smd4

Definitely. Many folks have the skills to build...

Definitely. Many folks have the skills to build and true wheels at home. However, from our limited discussion here, I donít think you are at that level yetÖit takes a fair amount of experience and...
10-14-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,209
Posted By Bill Kapaun

On "some" bikes, you don't put the axle all the...

On "some" bikes, you don't put the axle all the way seated in both DO's.
One side does and the other is set to line up the wheel properly between the stays.

Also, make sure it's not a tire bulge...
10-14-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,209
Posted By FBinNY

Except that front wheel axle width is typically...

Except that front wheel axle width is typically 20-30mm less than rear.

But, eliminating the wheel is as as simple as mounting it backward. If the wheel is off, it will now be off in the opposite...
10-09-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,704
Posted By urbanknight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOgtBrjoK88

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOgtBrjoK88
10-02-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,712
Posted By alcjphil

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Bought this early this year. Have been having a great time riding it this past...
09-29-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,019
Posted By Koyote

To be fair, your thread title includes the line...

To be fair, your thread title includes the line "WTF is tubeless?" If you had spent ten minutes googling, that would not have been your opener.

Short answer: if you are new to cycling (at least in...
09-29-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,060
Posted By Charles Wahl

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Based on the photo, the seat tube looks a bit more...
09-29-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By Iride01

Don't believe I've ever seen a Bianchi that...

Don't believe I've ever seen a Bianchi that color. Is that yellow for the Tour de France?

However even Sheldon saw the advantage of upgrading components on bikes. I bet a 11 speed Shimano or SRAM...
09-29-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,019
Posted By DiabloScott

You must be new here... we get newbs asking the...

You must be new here... we get newbs asking the same newb questions all the time - it gets irritating, sometimes responses get snarky... it's the internet. The neutral position is; some people like...
09-28-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,019
Posted By Polaris OBark

Take the punctured tube out, find the hole, match...

Take the punctured tube out, find the hole, match it to the tire, and pull whatever caused the puncture out of the tire. Instead of a new tube, just put one of those valves from the little bag in. ...
09-28-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,019
Posted By base2

What is tubeless, you ask? Tubeless is one...

What is tubeless, you ask?

Tubeless is one of the greatest thing to happen to bikes in a long time.

It's not for everyone though as different people have differing priorities. It requires...
09-24-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By Chuck Naill

This was my source, Sheldon Brown-Bicycle...

This was my source, Sheldon Brown-Bicycle Technical Information (https://sheldonbrown.com/)
09-24-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By andrewclaus

If there's a bike co-op in your area, they may...

If there's a bike co-op in your area, they may offer classes. And volunteer there if you can.

I agree, flat tires are the most common reason bikes aren't ridden.

Safety of course is most...
09-24-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By dedhed

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help
Replies: 130
Views: 11,369
Posted By wrk101

One thing for sure, it is NOT 100% original.

One thing for sure, it is NOT 100% original.
09-21-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By FBinNY

They're as safe as they ever were. The actual...

They're as safe as they ever were. The actual pocket where the axle sits is unchanged, and the flat area where axle and QR (or nut) face engage is only slightly lessened with the gap representing a...
09-21-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd ride it. But I'd make certain I was using a...

I'd ride it. But I'd make certain I was using a quick release with a steel skewer, internal cam, of quality and not an old one with the old cam shape. Easiest way to achieve that? Get a Shimano QR....
09-20-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,249
Posted By Miele Man

Dogs and bikes

This thread title reminded me about these two images I save a long time ago.

Enjoy.
...
09-20-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,249
Posted By Miele Man

I can tell you what happens on a crushed...

I can tell you what happens on a crushed limestone path, and the result of being 'clotherslined' by a long dog leash aren't pretty. I spent a few hours in an emergency department getting all the grit...
09-20-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 827
Posted By Crankycrank

Since you mentioned many tourers pass by your...

Since you mentioned many tourers pass by your house, try putting up a "Bike Repair" sign in front for now and see what type of repairs people are needing and just start out slow offering services...
09-11-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21,762
Views: 4,236,422
Posted By JohnDThompson

I see this a lot on department-store type bikes,...

I see this a lot on department-store type bikes, assembled by inexperienced people. Bikes are shipped with the forks reversed in the box, to save couple inches of space in the truck. An inexperienced...
09-11-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21,762
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Posted By Bruizer

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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It’s all in the details.
09-11-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21,762
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Posted By Cibi42

another along the "strange fork" category ...

another along the "strange fork" category


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"Mid...
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By SDHawk

That's the proper reaction. It's a tough job. but...

That's the proper reaction. It's a tough job. but someone's gotta do it. Cheers!
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By SDHawk

I got off work this afternoon and took the...

I got off work this afternoon and took the StreetStomper down to Mission Beach. Ride, tacos, beer.... try not to be jealous :)...
09-05-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 5,528
Posted By Polaris OBark

Remove the headset and keep it. It is worth...

Remove the headset and keep it. It is worth $188, which is $187 more than what the frame is worth.
09-05-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 5,528
Posted By roadcrankr

I find that highly unlikely. The Chris King is...

I find that highly unlikely. The Chris King is made from aluminum, which is way softer than titanium.
And King stuff is very precise. That seller already has zero credibility. Why start believing...
09-05-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 5,528
Posted By Polaris OBark

Funny, I just installed a Chris King headset on a...

Funny, I just installed a Chris King headset on a titanum frame (Sage). I was able to press it in by hand, and finish the job with some very light gentle tapping with a rubber mallet. If anything,...
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By SDHawk

Thanks! Yah I figure $100-130 is the range for a...

Thanks! Yah I figure $100-130 is the range for a local ad on CL.

It's not so much the value, I just get excited to find 30+ year old bikes that are in this kind of condition. I did remove a lil...
09-04-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 5,528
Posted By spelger

This frame is a perfect example of a good frame...

This frame is a perfect example of a good frame for a stationary smart trainer. it should perform flawlessly.
09-04-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 5,528
Posted By veganbikes

Because someone on an online forum bought one...

Because someone on an online forum bought one that was cracked? That sounds dumb.

I have 3 Titanium bikes and zero cracks or issues and know many other folks with lovely titanium bikes also with...
09-04-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 5,528
Posted By terrymorse

It was almost certainly caused by the cyclic...

It was almost certainly caused by the cyclic stress of riding over rough roads. Textbook fatigue cracking.
08-30-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21,762
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Posted By Headpost

I just get a bad feeling in my gut about this . ....

I just get a bad feeling in my gut about this . . .


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Replies: 130
Views: 11,369
Posted By Schreck83

That’s a C&V tape measure!

That’s a C&V tape measure!
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By BMC_Kid

Why in the world would you set up the shift...

Why in the world would you set up the shift cables to cross over one another? I guess it made sense at the time but something I'd correct before trying to sell the bike.

It's almost as if they...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By cb400bill

Really should level that saddle. IMO, black bar...

Really should level that saddle. IMO, black bar tape would look so much better, too.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By P!N20

For pricing, there is a very simple method given...

For pricing, there is a very simple method given by the formula:

https://i.imgur.com/v2nka5C.png

where alpha is the age of the bike in years, beta is the amount of money you have spent on it,...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Unfortunately itís worth nothing. Iíll send you...

Unfortunately itís worth nothing. Iíll send you my mailing address and you can send it over immediately.

/s
08-15-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Rolla

What is a "typical bmx frame"? Some have...

What is a "typical bmx frame"? Some have integrated headset cups, some have press-in units. Are the "24/22/19mm size bearings" for the bottom bracket? If so, what kind? Euro, American, Mid, Spanish? ...
08-13-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,605
Posted By base2

Solid advice. Item 3, especially is...

Solid advice.

Item 3, especially is something no one else has mentioned. Worth a try.
08-13-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,605
Posted By big john

I'm sure there is a way to rig some sort of...

I'm sure there is a way to rig some sort of seatpost clamp on that. If you're stuck with it you should see a welder/framebuilder.
08-13-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,605
Posted By kwb377

100mm is 4"...which corresponds to the "clear...

100mm is 4"...which corresponds to the "clear marking" on the seatpost pic'd above. And that marking is not to "save face"...it's there to avoid the very situation you're describing.
...
08-13-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,605
Posted By Ironfish653

Iím not trying to assign blame, but thereís no...

Iím not trying to assign blame, but thereís no way any kind of shop should have sent it out the door with the post that far over the line.
Was this a direct-to-consumer sale? ďAdvertised as being...
08-13-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,605
Posted By Rolla

Not every person of a given height has the same...

Not every person of a given height has the same leg length.



If you can't comfortably ride the bike with the seatpost at the proper height, the bike is too small for you.



No, you "should...
08-13-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,605
Posted By cxwrench

I'm stunned that you could have (not 'of')...

I'm stunned that you could have (not 'of') adjusted the seat height and not seen the quite large 'Min insertion' line. I also don't understand how the shop sold you the bike and didn't help at all...
08-13-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,605
Posted By 3alarmer

...if you look above, there's a suggestion for a...

...if you look above, there's a suggestion for a different style of seat post, that will work without the clamp. It will cost you a little bit of looing around to find one that works, or it might...
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