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09-28-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By BCRider

That would be the wallet and shopping option for...

That would be the wallet and shopping option for a solution. For those with some suitable tools some of the regular rack designs might be able to be modified.
09-27-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 578
Posted By BCRider

I raise you.... Taken during the build of the...

I raise you.... Taken during the build of the shop.

For the OP. I commend you for managing with a 53 plus anything for much of your life. I was never that good. All my road bikes either lived...
09-27-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By BCRider

There's a threaded hole there. So it's perhaps...

There's a threaded hole there. So it's perhaps blocking the hole but it's not being used. So you need to tweak the arms of the rack and get a spacer tube and a longer than usual screw. The only...
09-16-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By BCRider

The first one might not be ideal but at least it...

The first one might not be ideal but at least it will retain the proper brake feel. The second one extends the arms and changes the ratio between the brake lever and pad arms. You'd have to squeeze...
09-15-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By BCRider

There's so much more that you need which would...

There's so much more that you need which would fill at least a magazine size book.

The grease you found that was all black and gunky (yeah, that's a good word :D ) might be regular grease that...
08-17-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 257
Posted By BCRider

I think constantly changing the driver bits would...

I think constantly changing the driver bits would drive me nutz. Actually I know for a fact that it would drive me nutz.

I've got one of the Y shaped hex key tools with the common bicycle...
07-25-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By BCRider

What sort of wobble is it? Like from the side...

What sort of wobble is it? Like from the side the cogs are not spinning quite on center? Or when viewed from the rear the cogs are oscillating side to side? Also give us an idea of how much it is....
07-23-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By BCRider

The most handy thing when I was learning was to...

The most handy thing when I was learning was to have another built wheel with the same spoke count and crossings at my side to copy. It's easy peasy to get led astray..
07-23-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By BCRider

I'd almost say that you're skidding a lot. But...

I'd almost say that you're skidding a lot. But you've had other bikes where the tires lasted a lot longer. So I dunno....

However just to cover all the bases.... If you avoid the front brake and...
07-23-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By BCRider

The only time I've seen such adjustment screws is...

The only time I've seen such adjustment screws is on the old style more classic frames with forward facing horizontal dropouts. And since it's an old style classic frame you have I'd bet an E-beer...
07-20-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,049
Posted By BCRider

The "silver" chains I've had were clearly nickel...

The "silver" chains I've had were clearly nickel or similarly plated. So you would need to remove the plating first before using a cold blue to blacken the links. Consider that it would also blacken...
07-19-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By BCRider

Bingo! The click style I've got does the same. I...

Bingo! The click style I've got does the same. I can use it for removing bolts or nuts but it only clicks at the preset in the tightening direction.

You torqued the other side right? So just get...
07-15-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By BCRider

I've yet to see a derailleur that has a weak...

I've yet to see a derailleur that has a weak return spring. If they are not able to snap sharply against the limit screw then something is wrong that needs attention.

It might have been suggested...
07-12-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By BCRider

Lucky you! I've never seen a rack with...

Lucky you! I've never seen a rack with adjustable stays. It's the perfect solution for your situation. Enjoy!
07-12-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 656
Posted By BCRider

I'm impressed that it worked. Keys are brass. ...

I'm impressed that it worked. Keys are brass. But of course this is a case of tightening a newly found loose nipple. So brass would certainly get it tight enough to finish a ride provided there's...
07-12-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 633
Posted By BCRider

Does it work? :D A wide mouth glass jar or...

Does it work? :D

A wide mouth glass jar or an old 4 gallon size ice cream bucket and just swishing it around will also agitate the links well enough to aid with working out any grit between the...
07-12-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By BCRider

That's the trick! A good description. I'll...

That's the trick! A good description.

I'll add a second trick to aid with easily checking how the squaring up is going. Mark the edge of the shell with felt marker. Screw the BB in and lightly...
07-11-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 633
Posted By BCRider

You can check with the local paint stores. The...

You can check with the local paint stores. The ones that sell nothing but paint typically have empty cans. A quart size will do ya as long as you go easy with the shaking to avoid denting it badly...
07-11-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By BCRider

The pictures and the "Minvelo" in your user...

The pictures and the "Minvelo" in your user listing make me think that this is a bike with 20" wheels. If so can you source a rack intended for that wheel size? Otherwise most racks I've seen are...
07-08-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,687
Posted By BCRider

In my case I tend to be a "lazy" rider and put...

In my case I tend to be a "lazy" rider and put more weight on my hands. And due to the angle this means there's some forward push. So the direction that results in exposed edges facing forward is...
07-08-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By BCRider

That's a good call. To separate the possible...

That's a good call. To separate the possible causes I'd unclamp the cable and see if the derailleur will push itself out to the smallest cog on it's own. If not then I'd say it's warranty time.
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07-08-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By BCRider

That's a perfect time for the tang on the spring...

That's a perfect time for the tang on the spring to jump from one hole to the next and not notice. Cheaper bikes only have one hole but most medium and better have three holes to permit setting the...
07-07-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By BCRider

It's possible that the retraction spring on the...

It's possible that the retraction spring on the left side is broken internally. Otherwise I'm also thinking that the pin for the retraction spring is not in the proper matching hole on both sides. ...
06-28-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By BCRider

Not sure about the new hubs but the old freehubs...

Not sure about the new hubs but the old freehubs were held on with a thin wall hollow bolt. If that bolt broke still would not let all the bearing balls in the freehub fall out though. But it would...
06-28-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By BCRider

Me too. For those of us with fat fingers or...

Me too.

For those of us with fat fingers or just big hands a set of angle tweezers or angle forceps is great for holding the little wad of paper towel for getting deep into the corners.
...
06-27-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By BCRider

Those are just marks from the texture on the...

Those are just marks from the texture on the inside of the tire from the cords that cyccommute showed you. Next time you have the tire off look on the inside and you'll see the texture that...
06-27-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By BCRider

A lot of axle threads are also the fine series...

A lot of axle threads are also the fine series pitches too. If you have a really good hardware store that carries the sizes you need count yourself lucky. Usually it's only the standard pitches...
06-27-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By BCRider

I found that with the old housings with the wire...

I found that with the old housings with the wire coil exposed that a little oil, or special grease in this case, does in fact work very slick. Mostly this was on motorcycles because bicycles have...
06-17-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By BCRider

Minor scratch on a steel bar. It'll never be a...

Minor scratch on a steel bar. It'll never be a structural issue. No worry at all. It's less of a risk than glare from the sun on the silver scratch getting in your eyes.... :D From the pictures...
06-17-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By BCRider

The Topeak caught my eye. But I can buy TWO...

The Topeak caught my eye. But I can buy TWO fairly nice 1/4" torque wrench sets for the cost of one Torqbar. And do more with it since the fully adjustable wrenches are typically 2.2 to 22...
06-17-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By BCRider

First step would be the shop as mentioned. ...

First step would be the shop as mentioned.

If you want to look it over just to get a feel for it then you could unmount the rear wheel and check the freehub for drag and for proper freewheel pawl...
06-16-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By BCRider

I've had a number of bikes that had chatter or...

I've had a number of bikes that had chatter or pulsing in the disc setups. In all the cases it was one of a few things. First and most common was that the caliper was not pressing the pads to the...
06-16-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By BCRider

You two both make good points. I'd suggest that...

You two both make good points. I'd suggest that they key to both sides of your discussion is the experience of the person doing the wrenching.

Describing torque values is very difficult. And as...
06-15-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By BCRider

As someone that has wrenched on various things...

As someone that has wrenched on various things all my life I see both sides of this thread.

When we first start out torque wrenches (and torque screwdrivers ) are great to have. It takes some...
06-13-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By BCRider

Dvrgrl38, "housing" is the flexible tube or...

Dvrgrl38, "housing" is the flexible tube or jacket that the cable runs through from the lever to the brake caliper. The "stop" on a front V brake could be the thimble and locking nut at the brake...
06-10-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By BCRider

Perhaps because those early designers were smart...

Perhaps because those early designers were smart enough to use 26" sizes to avoid the issue?

Of the five bikes I've got here currently three of them have 700C wheels. Two of them have geometry...
06-09-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,565
Posted By BCRider

Just don't give your wife our locations and send...

Just don't give your wife our locations and send her out when the fecal matter impacts the rotary atmospheric distributor.... :D

Panzerwagon, my findings were that any dual pivot at any level is...
06-09-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By BCRider

Well put Rolla. And totally agree. A big...

Well put Rolla. And totally agree.

A big part of why the early MTB's went with 26" is to avoid toe strikes against the front tire when turning on the trails. Some of the road bikes with 700C...
06-09-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By BCRider

If you want to minimize flats I can heartily...

If you want to minimize flats I can heartily recommend anything with a kevlar belt in the tire. Not totally flat PROOF but I'd say that the kevlar belted tires I used back when commuting probably...
06-09-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,565
Posted By BCRider

If commuting in sloppy conditions or trail riding...

If commuting in sloppy conditions or trail riding the anodized rims are soon converted to "machined" in any event.... :)
06-09-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,565
Posted By BCRider

That'll do the trick for sure. Dual pivots...

That'll do the trick for sure.

Dual pivots of any brand or model level will be way stronger than any single pivot side pull. And then the Koolstop salmon pads to avoid galling the heck out of...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By BCRider

I noticed that you are in Colorado where I gather...

I noticed that you are in Colorado where I gather the sun in summers is pretty intense. Do you park the bike outside in the direct sun? Is that what caused the plastic to go brittle and crack?

I...
06-09-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By BCRider

That's a fair degree of a step. Do the brake...

That's a fair degree of a step. Do the brake levers pulse a little or the braking effect have a pulse to it that matches the wheel RPM?

On medium and higher end rims the braking tracks are...
06-08-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By BCRider

I think you led me down the garden path too...:D...

I think you led me down the garden path too...:D I'm pretty sure that my Trek was the 970 at reading your last post. And looking up pictures online proved that by seeing the same "Singletrack" named...
06-08-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By BCRider

The other significant issue is that you lose the...

The other significant issue is that you lose the proper mechanical advantage. So you'll find that the brakes which previously were easily applied and modulated well with only two fingers on the lever...
06-07-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By BCRider

I gotta say that this sounds like a fun build now...

I gotta say that this sounds like a fun build now that we see the list of options you are looking at using. And a pretty good reason for the adapter after all.

This should work out fine since...
06-07-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By BCRider

There is also the trimming feature on the cable...

There is also the trimming feature on the cable stops that fit the lugs on the downtube. The screws at the FD are for the high and low end limits for the big and small ring positions and the cable...
06-06-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By BCRider

I feel for you. But don't give up. Perhaps give...

I feel for you. But don't give up. Perhaps give the smaller less flashy looking shops a chance? Talk to the mechanic and get a feel for if they are just pushing parts or will actually service just...
06-06-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By BCRider

The "elegant" option would be to just buy the...

The "elegant" option would be to just buy the fork that fits. Sorry, but that's how you'll gain the most out of the fork and frame combo. There would need to be something pretty special about the...
06-06-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,539
Posted By BCRider

I'd suggest a good quality steel ruler. Tapes...

I'd suggest a good quality steel ruler. Tapes and cheap rulers have wider marks that make it tougher to see small differences. That's fine for building houses or bigger stuff. But in this case...
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