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Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 204
Posted By cxwrench

Never raced at Encino...it's bumpier than...

Never raced at Encino...it's bumpier than Hellyer?!? They repaved the apron at Hellyer a bunch of years ago and screwed up by a tiny little bit. The black line went from 333m to 335m. Makes for some...
09-25-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By cxwrench

ALL droppers have play. Some more than others. If...

ALL droppers have play. Some more than others. If you'd let us know what brand/model we might be able to advise on service, but...
09-25-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 125
Posted By cxwrench

Corrosion, nothing more, nothing less.

Corrosion, nothing more, nothing less.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 204
Posted By cxwrench

Dunno, maybe not a great TT position on your...

Dunno, maybe not a great TT position on your bike? Maybe you're not a great bike rider (nothing at all meant by that)? All I know is that every girl/woman I ever worked with used a rear disc at EVERY...
09-24-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By cxwrench

Your whole post...you're kidding, right? JB Weld?...

Your whole post...you're kidding, right? JB Weld? :wtf: Zero details about size of rim, drilling...nothing. No details about the axle either. How on earth can anyone help you?
09-24-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By cxwrench

This is a mechanical question and should be...

This is a mechanical question and should be posted in 'bicycle mechanics' not GD. The only way to get good at installing tires is to do it a few hundred times.
09-24-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By cxwrench

Damn, just google it and compare to what you...

Damn, just google it and compare to what you have. Way easier and faster than posting here.
09-24-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By cxwrench

Loosen the stem clamp bolts. And this is a...

Loosen the stem clamp bolts.
And this is a purely mechanical issue/question and should be posted in 'bicycle mechanics' not here.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 204
Posted By cxwrench

Wrong. Read post 7.

Wrong. Read post 7.
09-24-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 286
Posted By cxwrench

Ok, so what you did was go the entire season...

Ok, so what you did was go the entire season without being able to adjust your bike as needed? You raced all summer and never asked anyone for help? I ONLY put the race wheels on when I got the race....
09-24-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 286
Posted By cxwrench

You're both right. Only front derailleurs have...

You're both right. Only front derailleurs have 'trim' positions but you can refer to adjusting the rear derailleur indexing as 'trimming' the derailleur. There are so many good videos on how adjust...
09-24-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 830
Posted By cxwrench

You'd be wrong. A mechanical brake can go from...

You'd be wrong. A mechanical brake can go from very strong to completely useless in less than half an inch of cable pull. You can trust me on this one, that arm has to start in the fully relaxed/back...
09-23-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 192
Posted By cxwrench

No way! I've never seen this before! Never!!! ...

No way! I've never seen this before! Never!!! !!!
!!! !!!
09-23-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,759
Posted By cxwrench

The plastic sleeve is 2 piece and overlaps in the...

The plastic sleeve is 2 piece and overlaps in the middle. Should be the same on both sides. Ideally you pull the bearing out with a tool that's made for that job. I used to use the Enduro...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 204
Posted By cxwrench

Always disc on back. If it was windy enough for...

Always disc on back. If it was windy enough for it to be dangerous they'd cancel the event. I worked for a women's pro team for a decade and they (even the smallest girls) ALWAYS used the rear disc....
09-23-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By cxwrench

ANY rotor that's the same size and attachment...

ANY rotor that's the same size and attachment method will work. You could use SRAM or whatever if that's all you could find.
09-23-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By cxwrench

That happens on tubular rims as well. Has nothing...

That happens on tubular rims as well. Has nothing to do w/ clincher or tubular.
09-23-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 286
Posted By cxwrench

So you trained all year on your race wheel?...

So you trained all year on your race wheel? What's the point of having training wheels?
09-23-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,759
Posted By cxwrench

If it's still tight in the frame, sure...leave it...

If it's still tight in the frame, sure...leave it alone.
09-23-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 82
Posted By cxwrench

A photo might help...

A photo might help...
09-22-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By cxwrench

It's a seal for a ferrule w/ the little tube...

It's a seal for a ferrule w/ the little tube sticking out. Supposed to keep the cable clean and dry inside the housing. I've never really used them.
09-22-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By cxwrench

No, it's not. It's 1 1/8".

No, it's not. It's 1 1/8".
09-22-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By cxwrench

Nice! I've ridden down there a little bit, very...

Nice! I've ridden down there a little bit, very cool spot.
09-22-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By cxwrench

Brake pads do a pretty good job of removing...

Brake pads do a pretty good job of removing anodizing. Or if only there was some kind of easily obtainable abrasive paper or fabric...
09-22-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By cxwrench

I can't tell anything from your photos,...

I can't tell anything from your photos, especially whether it's threaded or not as you haven't shown the stem or top of the headset. A quick (very quick) google search will show you the difference....
09-22-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By cxwrench

Hilly crit? Where is it?

Hilly crit? Where is it?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 30,835
Posted By cxwrench

And where are you? Making yourself feel important...

And where are you? Making yourself feel important with the rest of us, yeah?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 30,835
Posted By cxwrench

And you shouldn't just reply for the hell of it....

And you shouldn't just reply for the hell of it. Check the date of the last post. The guy you're replying to hasn't been around for 10 years. Why even bother?
09-21-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By cxwrench

It says 'Nashbar' right on the pedal...

It says 'Nashbar' right on the pedal...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By cxwrench

I get that these posts are entertaining for some...

I get that these posts are entertaining for some but come on Larry...are you really that clueless?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,328
Posted By cxwrench

Yes. And the second isn't even close to being...

Yes.
And the second isn't even close to being true. There are many approved tires for hookless rims and you definitely don't have get the from the wheel maker.
09-21-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By cxwrench

How could any of us know that? Try and see for...

How could any of us know that? Try and see for yourself.
09-20-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ It's just a ridiculous thing to worry...

^This^ It's just a ridiculous thing to worry about. We hang electric assist mtbs by the saddle all day every day at the shop. Some with carbon rail saddles. Not one problem...ever.
09-20-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 830
Posted By cxwrench

I can't imagine not being able to work this out...

I can't imagine not being able to work this out in my head, but read post 29 from FB a few times.
09-20-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By cxwrench

There is no 'wear indicator screw'. The numbers?...

There is no 'wear indicator screw'. The numbers? Who knows.
09-20-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 557
Posted By cxwrench

Magic 8 ball.

Magic 8 ball.
09-20-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 830
Posted By cxwrench

Jesus H Christ...you asked for help diagnosing...

Jesus H Christ...you asked for help diagnosing and fixing your problem. I told you exactly what the problem is and how to fix it. If you don't like the answer because it's 'a pain' to do that's your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By cxwrench

Use the 'quote' function when replying to...

Use the 'quote' function when replying to specific posts.
09-20-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By cxwrench

Braking power is always limited by the available...

Braking power is always limited by the available traction. Think about that.
09-19-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By cxwrench

You're overthinking this. If those rails can...

You're overthinking this. If those rails can handle a 200lb rider on a not-perfectly-smooth road and survive a clamping force of 12-16nm you can surely hang a 20lb bike by them.
09-19-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 830
Posted By cxwrench

The OP listed all the things he'd done. I asked...

The OP listed all the things he'd done. I asked him if he used the barrel adjuster to 'tighten' the brake. He replied yes. He's killed the mechanical power of the brake by over tightening the cable...
09-19-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 830
Posted By cxwrench

No, no, and no. You don't know enough about...

No, no, and no. You don't know enough about mechanical/cable brakes to provide good advice.
09-19-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 830
Posted By cxwrench

As someone else posted earlier, and I'll be more...

As someone else posted earlier, and I'll be more emphatic about it, you absolutely cannot use the barrel adjusters to tighten the brakes. It pulls the actuation arm forward and past where it can make...
09-19-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By cxwrench

How much do you weigh? How much does your bike...

How much do you weigh? How much does your bike weigh? There's your answer.
09-19-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 830
Posted By cxwrench

Your posts are definitely TL;DR. That said, have...

Your posts are definitely TL;DR. That said, have you at any time used the barrel adjuster on the lever or the caliper to 'tighten' the brake? As the old pads wore did you take up the extra lever pull...
09-19-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By cxwrench

Obviously should be posted in 'bicycle mechanics'...

Obviously should be posted in 'bicycle mechanics' not in GD.
09-18-22, 02:55 PM
09-18-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 233
Posted By cxwrench

The extensions ARE the aero bars. You can shift...

The extensions ARE the aero bars. You can shift from the brake levers and the aero bars IF you buy the Di2 TT/Tri brakelever/shifters. On a TT bike you have 'base bars' and 'aero bars/extensions'.
09-18-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By cxwrench

And maybe use some punctuation in your posts...

And maybe use some punctuation in your posts rather than making them 1 run-on sentence. You have to help us out so we can help you. Provide details, get to the point you can post photos. 'My dad's...
09-18-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By cxwrench

The way to get your thread moved is to report it...

The way to get your thread moved is to report it and ask.
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