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09-20-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By base2

I've been doing it all wrong.

Over the years of bike acquisition I've been accumulating all manner of external gear bikes. Then, internal gear bikes. Then after that, hybrid gear bikes. More & more I became concerned with total...
09-19-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By base2

I have an AX-Lightness saddle that specifically...

I have an AX-Lightness saddle that specifically says in the manual to not hang the bike by the saddle.

That saddle is mounted to a Darimo seatpost with very specific saddle clamping instructions....
09-18-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By base2

It is weird that actual unbiased explanations &...

It is weird that actual unbiased explanations & legitimate answers that don't stroke ego...or posts that aren't particularly interested in making the original poster feel "good" or "fulfilled" are...
09-15-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By base2

I've never noticed a difference between the...

I've never noticed a difference between the leading & trailing spokes, only between the drive side & non-drive side. A difference in torque between leading & trailing spokes would/should cause wheel...
09-14-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By base2

Check your chain measuring tool. Your...

Check your chain measuring tool.

Your gearing seems fine for flat land, if maybe a bit tall. Nothing unreasonable there.

What is your chain tension? You have enough slack 1/4 inch of up/down...
09-11-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 330
Posted By base2

There are indeed various types and styles. The...

There are indeed various types and styles. The one I was thinking of was (but took me a few extra minutes to find):
https://www.amazon.com/Jagwire-Alloy-Housing-Stop-Black/dp/B0025UGY7Q
It is...
09-11-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 330
Posted By base2

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=stepped+ferrule&iax=imag...

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=stepped+ferrule&iax=images&ia=images&pn=1 (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=stepped+ferrule&t=iphone&iax=images&ia=images&pn=1)
It looks like your frame was designed for full...
09-09-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By base2

The thing with IGH's is the grease can not be too...

The thing with IGH's is the grease can not be too slick or adhere to well, else the roller clutches that engage the gear train to the hub shell will slip excessively &/or inconsistently.

Internal...
08-30-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 349
Posted By base2

Oh, I know the reasons. I can still wish for...

Oh, I know the reasons. I can still wish for whatever I want.

I wish for mad mountain biking skillz too. But that ain't gonna happen either. :bike2:
08-29-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 517
Posted By base2

Ah, good catch. I meant that the surfaces touch....

Ah, good catch. I meant that the surfaces touch. The softer one will deform & will accumulate damage. How is this so? The balls have much more surface area & there are many more of them. Yes they are...
08-29-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 517
Posted By base2

I was speaking as a person that ran a fuel oil &...

I was speaking as a person that ran a fuel oil & lubricating oil quality management laboratory for a number of years professionally.

Starting with garbage certainly can't help. The lubricant...
08-29-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 517
Posted By base2

Any imperfection magnifies the load at the...

Any imperfection magnifies the load at the imperfection. The worse the imperfection the greater the multiplication. The imperfection then multiplies in severity.

The balls ought to wear out first....
08-28-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By base2

It's nothing a good quality wax & polish wouldn't...

It's nothing a good quality wax & polish wouldn't make passsable. (https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-G17220-Ultimate-Compound-fluid_ounces/dp/B06W5HCZ9M)
08-28-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By base2

Why not Red Shift Really long bar tape?...

Why not Red Shift Really long bar tape? (https://redshiftsports.com/products/cruise-control-really-long-bar-tape)
08-28-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 349
Posted By base2

+1 on the Pine I have both the 90 & the...

+1 on the Pine

I have both the 90 & the 110mm When I converted my mountain bike to 1x, I simply repurposed the front derailleur cable stops for dropper cable duty instead.

I only wish PNW made...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,446
Posted By base2

I'm waiting on which brand of wax offers the best...

I'm waiting on which brand of wax offers the best Brazilian. Surely when good-n-clean, any lube desired can get where it needs to go & stay there for as long as needed.

;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,444
Posted By base2

I imagine everyone has done it one time or...

I imagine everyone has done it one time or another. The defining factor is if you are an agressive clown, can't hold your cool, or can't maintain your gain.

Don't be dangerous or put others at...
08-21-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By base2

I just typed "derailleur guard" into a sort...

I just typed "derailleur guard" into a sort engine & Amazon was the first result with numerous sellers selling singles & pairs of various styles for under $10

Any Local Bike Shop (LBS) similarly...
08-19-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By base2

You get what you pay for. It's as true now as...

You get what you pay for.
It's as true now as it ever was.

I wouldn't buy anything from any place that has no recognition of copyright law or respect for patents or intellectual property rights &...
08-19-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By base2

NOS Bill Boston

Seeking Information about a very unusual tandem that came here to the shop recently & We are unsure about the best course of action. I'll let the pictures do the talking.
...
08-17-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 454
Posted By base2

Well, everyone has a time to eat a big ol' bowl...

Well, everyone has a time to eat a big ol' bowl of crow.

I think today is my day. All this time I thought U's (& BMX calipers) were long pull & just accepted things it as-is.

Time to onboard...
08-15-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,366
Posted By base2

Both. I found the tandem to be more work...

Both.

I found the tandem to be more work with my wife. The stoker couldn't spin & I had a hard time grinding. We met in the middle. Even at 80 rpm I was driving the bike & her & her legs. Her...
08-15-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,284
Posted By base2

...And that is a result of car culture & poor...

...And that is a result of car culture & poor policy run amok.

Early last week, I took my dog for a walk. I approached a midblock crosswalk, of a 2 lane road. I stopped, checked for traffic &...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,077
Posted By base2

18 pounds is respectable by any days standards. ...

18 pounds is respectable by any days standards.

You can subtract a pound for the downtube shifters of yester-year.
You can subtract a pound or 2 off the frame for moving from steel to aluminum....
08-13-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,350
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, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By base2

Your headset manufacturer probably figured on a...

Your headset manufacturer probably figured on a carbon steer tube with out an aluminum insert. For metal steer tubes you would use a starnut. Any LBS will have them & the tool to install it.

May...
08-13-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 308,289
Posted By base2

Off the top of my head, a bunch of tire sizes I...

Off the top of my head, a bunch of tire sizes I had to sort & label yesterday.
520 For both Terry (skinny) & S7 but not the S7 people usually think of. 24x1&3/4 1930-1940's kids bikes.
540 Wheel...
08-13-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,350
Posted By base2

Yep. You did this to you. For £1800 I'd find...

Yep. You did this to you.

For £1800 I'd find a frame builder who would make a quill stem style seat post & put an old fashioned saddle clamp on the top. It'd save your bike at the expense of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,024
Posted By base2

Because tubeless sealant isn't plumbers putty,...

Because tubeless sealant isn't plumbers putty, pipe dope, or Play-Doh.

The problem is it needs a soft pliable structure that is thick enough to adhere to to resist the pressure. That rules out...
08-08-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,284
Posted By base2

Whenever I hear someone say that they "feel"...

Whenever I hear someone say that they "feel" safer riding salmon, I ask them how many collisions they have had.

The answer is invariably non-zero.

Ride where drivers are looking, be...
08-07-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By base2

10,000 easy miles is a lot different than 10,000...

10,000 easy miles is a lot different than 10,000 hard & neglected miles.

Some people have a favorite cog. This is the one most likely to skip under load. If you are someone who uses all your cogs,...
08-05-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,103
Posted By base2

Ceramic rotors...I bet they are real heat/fade...

Ceramic rotors...I bet they are real heat/fade resistant! :p
08-05-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,103
Posted By base2

Here is a recreational rider on a 90 degree head...

Here is a recreational rider on a 90 degree head tube, 90 degree seat tube angle bicycle. Look at her hip angle. Look how slow she is.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VQBbHzypBro




(I dunno,...
08-02-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By base2

Make cars feel dangerous again. Too often the...

Make cars feel dangerous again. Too often the design is to insulate & distract the driver from the task of driving. The better it does this the more expensive & luxurious the car is considered to be....
07-30-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By base2

...And install the axle nut to hold the tool in...

...And install the axle nut to hold the tool in place.
07-29-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By base2

It's a CrankTank...

It's a CrankTank (https://adventurehydration.com/). It holds 4 liters of water; Over 1 US gallon. Including shipping, IIRC, I think it was around $100 United States Dollars. Which isn't bad...
07-29-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By base2

When I converted Trek 6500zx I used a Schlumpf...

When I converted Trek 6500zx I used a Schlumpf drive from Haberstock Mobility (http://www.schlumpfdrive.com/index.php/speed-drive.html)....
07-27-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By base2

Just watched stage 4. These women are killin' it!...

Just watched stage 4. These women are killin' it!

The dust, the dirt, the grime, getting hit by your own team car, getting creamed by another rider at speed while you get a wheel swap, face plants...
07-27-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,103
Posted By base2

That technicolor hearse is awesome! :love: If...

That technicolor hearse is awesome! :love: If ever I die from cycling regular comfortable bikes, I wanna go to my forever hole in that!
07-27-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 462
Posted By base2

https://www.gevenalle.com/ Drop bar shifters....

https://www.gevenalle.com/
Drop bar shifters. Pretty much in whatever configuration or compatibility you like.
07-21-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,600
Posted By base2

They do. I've seen many. I've sold a few. I...

They do. I've seen many. I've sold a few. I worked on a Trek today, the odd Cannondale a time or two & I even took a Raleigh to the recycling facility about 2 weeks ago.

It is a thing. I swear.
07-21-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,103
Posted By base2

Tim's perspective come from the idea that all new...

Tim's perspective come from the idea that all new &/or aspiring cyclists only want to go as fast as is possible for as little money as possible. It's like the P90x interval workout, but on a bicycle....
07-20-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By base2

Fit is fit. There really shouldn't be much of a...

Fit is fit. There really shouldn't be much of a difference that is not attributable to comfort.

What you will often see is wider bars. The way to do that with the same arms & torso you use on your...
07-19-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By base2

Oh, of course! I find it's just easier to say...

Oh, of course! I find it's just easier to say "stop" rather than have to explain to people to time the shift for the dead-spot in their stroke & then explain that power input in pedal strokes is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,441
Posted By base2

Thanks for the pic for reference. Others can...

Thanks for the pic for reference. Others can nit•pik & quibble about the finer points of X, or, y.

I just wanted to say you're out "gettin' after it" & you did inspire me to go out and do my...
07-16-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,600
Posted By base2

Raw aluminum oxidizes pretty quickly. The trick...

Raw aluminum oxidizes pretty quickly. The trick is to passivate the surface so that the atoms are happier to not react with any other passing elements.

Various grades of Chromium Phosphate are...
07-16-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By base2

For myself, Squirt wax. For all others, I use...

For myself, Squirt wax.
For all others, I use chainsaw bar-oil.
I figure if it's designed to hold onto/into a chain as it cuts through a loggers days worth of tree, surely it must resist sheer...
07-14-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By base2

Fact! Flats are always the tires fault. Either...

Fact!
Flats are always the tires fault. Either that, or it's the bike, cause it's a pile, or the bike shop had nefarious intentions when they sold accessory "X".

Never will it ever be because you...
07-14-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,742
Posted By base2

You reminded me of another incident. I once...

You reminded me of another incident.

I once was on a century ride & stopped at a park bench to enjoy a sandwich. From my vantage I could see a guy in a pick up staked out watching a porta-potty...
07-13-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,427
Posted By base2

When I was building bikes at Bicycle Centres, I...

When I was building bikes at Bicycle Centres, I seem to remember the non hydraulic Specialized Diverges & some models of RockHopper's had Kevlar reinforced compressionless housing. It was the ones...
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