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09-22-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By easyupbug

Look here for a basic help and if you have...

Look here for a basic help and if you have further issues expand on your issue. Shimano brake caliper mounting torque spec is usually 5 - 7 NM if that is what you mean by the forward nut. Park Tool...
09-21-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 659
Posted By easyupbug

The bar wrap I get and have done some but the...

The bar wrap I get and have done some but the hood work you show is exceptional, clearly superb. Please some day if you have the time could you possibly do even a basic tutorial?
09-21-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 621
Posted By easyupbug

Well done Bike Forum only two out of more than a...

Well done Bike Forum only two out of more than a dozen responses to a newbie that are not condescending.
09-21-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,753
Posted By easyupbug

A son-in-law is considering a two wheel recumbent...

A son-in-law is considering a two wheel recumbent after riding my trike and we looked over several clever approaches on youtube with a search for recumbent storage. I am lucky as you can see below I...
09-21-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,853
Posted By easyupbug

OP, please all are trying to help, but this is...

OP, please all are trying to help, but this is frustrating, Drillium Dude is asking the same question I asked a dozen posts ago. Maybe we have a semantics problem, could you please check out Park...
09-21-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3,605
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Views: 577,545
Posted By easyupbug

Notising arthritis creeping into by back had me...

Notising arthritis creeping into by back had me recall this post that I meant to reply to and forgot. I hope you have found that this is unlikely arthritis. My and my extended family's experience...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 310,896
Posted By easyupbug

Surprised to find I only have one

Only one steel frame that new:
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09-20-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,853
Posted By easyupbug

40cm might be the length of the quill not a nut. ...

40cm might be the length of the quill not a nut. Pictures would help. Your quill stem has a binder bolt and a wedge, both now removed, correct? You have removed the headset locknet, any...
09-19-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,693
Posted By easyupbug

Stopping to help a gentleman car doored in the...

Stopping to help a gentleman car doored in the Adelaide CBD and seeing the resultant injury from stems well above the bars I would not have them on any of the families bikes.
09-19-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 375
Posted By easyupbug

Probably 10 years ago or so I had the only carbon...

Probably 10 years ago or so I had the only carbon road saddle I have loved that had rails loosen in the sockets. I think FB's advise wise and if you did have a problem I used a fiberglass repair kit...
09-19-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 974
Posted By easyupbug

Why did you replace the brakes if the stock...

Why did you replace the brakes if the stock brakes were working as you like? When you replace the brakes the rear problem was immediate or initially they worked well?
09-18-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 851
Posted By easyupbug

I have trouble on the titanium frames and...

I have trouble on the titanium frames and aluminum posts so use carbon assembly paste or if that does not do the trick a little valve grinding compound mixed in grease stops the slip.
09-18-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 851
Posted By easyupbug

My experience is not as serious as yours but...

My experience is not as serious as yours but maybe helpful in some way. I had fairly unsuccessful torn meniscus arthroscopic surgery at age 20, that was 52 years ago on a knee and now have...
09-17-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,932
Posted By easyupbug

Terrifying, happy you made it. In my retirement...

Terrifying, happy you made it. In my retirement I have found retirement communities 5 and 8 foot bike lanes a blessing. I
n the summer up in the Bighorns most all drivers are so nice if a couple...
09-17-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,215
Posted By easyupbug

My arthritis tells me you are correct. I can no...

My arthritis tells me you are correct. I can no longer take typical cycling vibration and my bikes are shifting as compliance has become very important to hands, wrists, & knees. Tires made the...
09-17-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 792
Posted By easyupbug

Our kids in Portland OR do exactly this and while...

Our kids in Portland OR do exactly this and while I think it laudable it is less effective at getting the well used lube that is carrying the grit picked up from the road/trail deep in the interface...
09-16-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By easyupbug

At 72 I have learned to listen to what my body is...

At 72 I have learned to listen to what my body is telling me. Example is osteoarthritis tell me the days we are on a recumbent trike, I know that if I do 20+ every other day with a walk/rest day...
09-16-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By easyupbug

Were we astronomers parallax would be important...

Were we astronomers parallax would be important but as cyclists a 12" steel rule works well.
09-16-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By easyupbug

CliffordK is right on as to what I would advise. ...

CliffordK is right on as to what I would advise. A steel tape is your friend.
09-16-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By easyupbug

Even with the shop shown below which holds my 18...

Even with the shop shown below which holds my 18 easily on wall hooks I use these for the 6 kept for kids/grandkids annual or more often...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By easyupbug

Agree, forging greatly increases the strength to...

Agree, forging greatly increases the strength to weight ratio, anodizing does not but it does allow color dyeing and helps with corrosion.
09-16-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,215
Posted By easyupbug

I have osteoarthritis in my wrists and as said...

I have osteoarthritis in my wrists and as said many trikes like my Catrike Expedition have padded wrist rests so there is zero loading on the wrist. A trike will be slower overall.
Forum: Recumbent
09-16-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By easyupbug

Lot of accessories made to help with this like...

Lot of accessories made to help with this like Minoura SwingGrip Accessory Mount Holder (https://www.utahtrikes.com/PROD-32.html)
On line and larger local dealers have lots of options for lights and...
09-15-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By easyupbug

OP has a 1x11, he installed the shiftmate upside...

OP has a 1x11, he installed the shiftmate upside down.
09-15-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 769
Posted By easyupbug

Well done! I can speculate why you don't see a...

Well done! I can speculate why you don't see a trike on your mountain roads. I am relatively new to trikes this being the first year to bring a trike up to our cabin for bad arthritis days but we...
Forum: Recumbent
09-14-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 667
Posted By easyupbug

What state are you in, most states have leash...

What state are you in, most states have leash laws and locals need to inforce with what appears to be mixed results. I ride in AZ, OR, and WA which have leash laws and they try to control. In Wy no...
09-14-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 769
Posted By easyupbug

Terry, do not try a Catrike or others who have...

Terry, do not try a Catrike or others who have figured cornering geometry with the two wheels up front and bonus comfort or your Scott is history as I had one back around 2010 I think and it was a...
09-14-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 764
Posted By easyupbug

I have learned at 72 that a 20+ mile ride with a...

I have learned at 72 that a 20+ mile ride with a day off between keeps me in good enough condition that is the kids or grandkids show up on a rest day I can do 20+ with them and not suffer and they...
09-14-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 2,859
Posted By easyupbug

WOW, you all have it bad and I am spoiled, I am...

WOW, you all have it bad and I am spoiled, I am so lucky. I do my daily winter 20+ mile rides in a retirement community near Tucson with 5' to 8' bike lanes that are keep spotless and rarely see...
09-14-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By easyupbug

At 72 I am shocked at how my skin has thinned,...

At 72 I am shocked at how my skin has thinned, good news is recover does not seem any longer at least to me, take care.
09-14-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By easyupbug

I would go back and check it as it was so far out...

I would go back and check it as it was so far out I suspect you had the Shiftmate upside down; upside down you would pull a third less cable than what is needed and you do need to check your B screw...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By easyupbug

Having arthritis in my hands and wrists I am very...

Having arthritis in my hands and wrists I am very sensitive to vibration and have found in the models I have tried better dampening in general with carbon bars and no difference with stems. Carbon...
09-13-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By easyupbug

I help a young man with any major work on rescues...

I help a young man with any major work on rescues he takes to the Gospel Mission. What I understand is they prefer a reliable bike that is not attractive to a thief so we do next to nothing for...
09-13-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 919
Posted By easyupbug

I have osteoarthritis in my hands and wrists and...

I have osteoarthritis in my hands and wrists and have found after checking with fitters, moving saddles, different bars and stems, moving shifter/brakes, a dozen different gloves, gel and foam under...
09-13-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 996
Posted By easyupbug

What state are you in? Where I normally ride AZ,...

What state are you in? Where I normally ride AZ, OR and WA the leash laws keep this under control, the exception is WY where local communities might have leash laws but not in our rural area. ...
09-12-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,086
Posted By easyupbug

I agree with FBinNY, in the early 2000s while...

I agree with FBinNY, in the early 2000s while doing vendor evaluations for industry I was fascinated by the shift in fakes and quality legitimate production endruns, etc. from the alley behind the...
09-12-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 964
Posted By easyupbug

Once a young engineer maintaining cables we...

Once a young engineer maintaining cables we called wire rope in underground mining skips, smelter aisle cranes, man lifts, etc. I assure you the application as Jim says is paramount.
09-12-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 537
Posted By easyupbug

For my road bikes I use Pledge on the paint and...

For my road bikes I use Pledge on the paint and chrome, but first as you mentioned "greasy-grimey" with a cloth or paper towel with a little alcohol on it if needed attend to wheels, chainrings,...
09-11-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By easyupbug

Not sure what you mean by working half way? That...

Not sure what you mean by working half way? That is a pivot, if it is clean and lubed you should not have a problem. Have you tried releasing the spring to know that it is binding up?
09-11-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By easyupbug

In industry we have several kinds of cotter pins,...

In industry we have several kinds of cotter pins, split, R-clip, split ring, etc., all called cotter pins because they do the same job as those on old bicycle cottered cranks they prevent axial...
09-10-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By easyupbug

That's Greg Softley in Australia, Cyclemondo. I...

That's Greg Softley in Australia, Cyclemondo. I can get excellent quality from him nearly as fast as I can from Velocals.
09-10-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By easyupbug

PM Timtak he is from Yamaguchi City.

PM Timtak he is from Yamaguchi City.
09-10-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By easyupbug

30% more efficient, wow all the big money teams...

30% more efficient, wow all the big money teams must be using them.
09-10-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By easyupbug

I am not FSA expect but to me that does not look...

I am not FSA expect but to me that does not look like a cap, that is a stripped out hex socket on a preload bolt from trying to remove it w/o loosening the two pinch bolts. Unfortunately not that...
09-09-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 769
Posted By easyupbug

I have a Catrike Expedition which would be...

I have a Catrike Expedition which would be considered not a slow trike maybe average or better, aerodynamics seating position, faster rolling 26" drive wheel and higher gearing, and the results vary...
09-09-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By easyupbug

I always use blue painters tape everywhere I can...

I always use blue painters tape everywhere I can to help me guide the edge of the decal down straight along or across the tube and sometime two strips to get it perfectly centered on the tube like...
09-09-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By easyupbug

Try this site to find your crank, lots of...

Try this site to find your crank, lots of possibilities including self extracting,
https://www.fullspeedahead.com/en/support/library/documentation?category=129
09-08-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 769
Posted By easyupbug

My experience is the same as John E. A lot is...

My experience is the same as John E. A lot is written about this but it has to do with cornering forces opposite the direction of a turn being better counteracted with two up front. If you want...
09-08-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 934
Posted By easyupbug

At 60º long sleeves for sure and 55º or so tights...

At 60º long sleeves for sure and 55º or so tights at a minimum and pants if it is any colder for sure.
09-08-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,033
Posted By easyupbug

I hate cleaning brushes and could see that given...

I hate cleaning brushes and could see that given the way the shellac wears on my bikes I could easily mask the shifters and bar end plugs, spray outside with a mask on me and I still would not do it.
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