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06-03-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,158
Posted By soyabean

For most novice riders, that would be fine, but...

For most novice riders, that would be fine, but most enthusiasts will remove the default (thick and heavy) shipping grease that is on all new chains, and re-lube with their favorite lube.
06-01-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 467
Posted By soyabean

Seatposts that require the 14mm nut seat clamps...

Seatposts that require the 14mm nut seat clamps are made with thin cheapie steel that is very soft.

Modern aluminum seatposts with the seat mounts will be stronger because it'll be a lot thicker....
06-01-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By soyabean

When I fix a bikes that have seized adjusters, I...

When I fix a bikes that have seized adjusters, I simply re-do the cable at the derailler, and I am always spot on with perfect shifting, without need to touch an adjuster, working or seized.

In...
04-03-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By soyabean

Sometimes the washers are incorrectly ordered or...

Sometimes the washers are incorrectly ordered or perhaps missing.

This is common with a lot of new big box store bikes. Customers that buy new don't know any better.

Your LBS has the correct...
04-03-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By soyabean

Curious, why did you buy used from some shady...

Curious, why did you buy used from some shady stranger that resulted in this thread to be made, vs new from LBS or similar reputable that would have solved all doubt?
03-27-22, 01:23 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,727
Posted By soyabean

And how would you go about advocating this? ...

And how would you go about advocating this?

Walk up to strangers and Karen them? Sounds like a great idea that will never make trouble.

Educate the police so they can use their authority to do...
03-26-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4,050
Views: 314,308
Posted By soyabean

Thank you so much for sharing this because I...

Thank you so much for sharing this because I believe this can happen to me and anyone else reading your post.

I offer many thanks for your bravery to share all developments about this, and hope...
03-25-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By soyabean

Since you are seeking permission, it means you...

Since you are seeking permission, it means you expect either a yes or a no answer.

I would not bring it back because I can DIY all the issues.

This is a great opportunity for you to start.
03-24-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By soyabean

I think you have some very demanding needs that...

I think you have some very demanding needs that calls for a touring-quality rack, and may not find something worthy at Walmart.
03-23-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By soyabean

Nevermind serious issues like a BB which most...

Nevermind serious issues like a BB which most folks can't DIY, but minor things like ad mentioning "tires deflated needs air put in them" will turn off buyers and reduce view count of a bike for sale...
03-23-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 860
Posted By soyabean

None at all. "Rolling resistance" is...

None at all.

"Rolling resistance" is noticable when you compare a knobby cyclocross tire with city slicks, but you will not feel any difference at all between different city slicks.

To notice,...
03-23-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,796
Posted By soyabean

I just love how the OP is putting their entire...

I just love how the OP is putting their entire R&D with students and strangers on the internet to make yet again a new product nevre seen before that will stop my $5000 asset from being stolen.
03-23-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,327
Posted By soyabean

Unless the seller needs immediately cash for...

Unless the seller needs immediately cash for other habits, that bike at its advertised price is a steal to anyone that doesn't have a bike at all.

Things Canada: after winters, when the...
03-22-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,327
Posted By soyabean

I didn't assume anything. I clearly said if...

I didn't assume anything.

I clearly said if it were me and what I myself would do.

You asked for advice and I am trying to give what I believe is helpful advice.



Again, it if were me, I...
03-22-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By soyabean

This topic has been recently discussed here: ...

This topic has been recently discussed here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1247852-passing-repair-onto-buyer-vs-fixing.html

When folks are looking for a used bike...
03-22-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,406
Posted By soyabean

Watch every video and read everything you can...

Watch every video and read everything you can find on Annemiek van Vleuten.

She does exactly this. For breakfast.
...
03-22-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By soyabean

Confessions of a bike flipper: Walking away from a deal still happy.

I discussed the above earlier last week. I wanted to share this exact event that happened just yesterday.

Being a regular bike flipper, I love obscure ads. Means no one else is responding to them...
03-21-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By soyabean

As an active bike flipper, book values really...

As an active bike flipper, book values really mean squat as it has a lot more to do with local supply/demand and how much you can showcase a bike such that a prospect can drool over it.

I get...
03-18-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By soyabean

Think about it. If the bosses are on the...

Think about it.

If the bosses are on the frame's tube, it's impossible for it to be also fastened on a turning handlebar and fork.

It's just bumpers down lower on the tube that will keep it...
03-18-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By soyabean

Rust inhibitors is something a lot of folks do to...

Rust inhibitors is something a lot of folks do to new bikes, or at least before the rust comes.

It won't hurt the bike if you try it now, even if it's too late.
03-18-22, 01:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,582
Posted By soyabean

Regardless what strangers on the internet may...

Regardless what strangers on the internet may tell you what you should do, will you actually cede to one, or actually try both and decide for yourself?
03-17-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By soyabean

Bikes with caliper brakes have been around since...

Bikes with caliper brakes have been around since the dawn of time and frame racks have always been installed on them.
...
03-17-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 897
Posted By soyabean

Long downhills. The ones that can take you...

Long downhills.

The ones that can take you well over 30 mph.

And folks that don't want broken bones.
03-17-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By soyabean

Ah! So if you are looking at an ebike, that means...

Ah! So if you are looking at an ebike, that means you do want one.

You know you want an ebike.

The financial commitment will be worth it.

Life is short.

Don't listen to the haters, they...
03-17-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By soyabean

Sorry, my bad. Let's not support our LBS and...

Sorry, my bad.

Let's not support our LBS and just buy everything on amazon so Jeff can get air miles to outer space :D
03-17-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 897
Posted By soyabean

It's Bad 2 Da Boan.

It's Bad 2 Da Boan.
03-17-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 878
Posted By soyabean

Yes, I too believe he went to church, prayed to...

Yes, I too believe he went to church, prayed to the Lord for the seized BB to move, and it worked!

Amen and God bless. May all seized BB's be freed.
03-17-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 878
Posted By soyabean

Got it :D

Got it :D
03-17-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 980
Posted By soyabean

Agreed. I was waiting for someone else to...

Agreed.

I was waiting for someone else to also speak up about it, so I wouldn't be the only one that was right.
03-17-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 878
Posted By soyabean

Awesome! MAP gas is much hotter than propane...

Awesome!

MAP gas is much hotter than propane and that loosened everything for you.

Now you know what to do again next time. Don't pay attention to the haters.
03-16-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 878
Posted By soyabean

Assuming you ave the right tool for that, did you...

Assuming you ave the right tool for that, did you try it with a 6' cheater bar?
03-16-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 878
Posted By soyabean

Don't waste time with the hot gun. Not enough. ...

Don't waste time with the hot gun. Not enough.

Go straight with mapp gas torch. Put the flame inside the BB, not the outside which will burn the paint.

I've removed hundreds of stubborn cups...
03-16-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,242
Posted By soyabean

That just silly. All the cars should stay...

That just silly.

All the cars should stay outside so you can obtain more bikes :D

Park Tool stands like to have a lot of space when being used too.
03-16-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,242
Posted By soyabean

That's just nonsense. If space is the issue,...

That's just nonsense.

If space is the issue, just remove things in your home that you don't need, like tub, toilet... just think, the bathroom alone you can hang at least 8 bikes from the ceiling...
03-16-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,242
Posted By soyabean

Who said we have to use them? They are just...

Who said we have to use them?

They are just cool to hang on the walls to collect like art :D
03-16-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By soyabean

In my hometown, they throw so much salt on the...

In my hometown, they throw so much salt on the roads, this kills everything metal, even aluminum.

So people have winter beater bikes and winter beater cars.

Not sure what they do over there...
03-15-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 853
Posted By soyabean

Agreed. Don't let the tr***s get to you. ...

Agreed.

Don't let the tr***s get to you.

It's important that they can prove themselves to get edification from strangers on the internets because they can't otherwise from real life :D
03-15-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,772
Posted By soyabean

Judge Judy, for the win :D

Judge Judy, for the win :D
03-15-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,772
Posted By soyabean

I hunt for lowball bikes, so owners don't do any...

I hunt for lowball bikes, so owners don't do any of the above. You'd be surprised how many folks don't even own any kind of air pump.

If I see the wheels are true-ish, no play in the bottom...
03-15-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,772
Posted By soyabean

When someone is trying to pass off a broken bike...

When someone is trying to pass off a broken bike to me, the only way I'll leave with it is on my lowball offer, or I don't and walk away with a smile.

My spidey senses also pop up red flags at...
03-15-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 897
Posted By soyabean

Inventory shortages means using whatever you can...

Inventory shortages means using whatever you can get your hands on.

A new cheapie pad will be better than end of life premium pads that are grinding a disc metal on metal.

Unlike automotive...
03-14-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 418
Posted By soyabean

It's amazing some of the things I've heard from...

It's amazing some of the things I've heard from helicopter parents about fastening a baby seat on a rear pannier rack.

They think an eagle will snatch the baby away and the parent won't notice.
...
03-14-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 853
Posted By soyabean

This is like asking what's the best beer. To...

This is like asking what's the best beer.

To each their own.

You really need to try many diff kinds out there. Easier when you are wrenching on a ton of bikes in a shop or flipping them.
...
03-14-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 273
Posted By soyabean

I've seen lucky SOB's that get away with the ply...

I've seen lucky SOB's that get away with the ply complete worn thru and the inner tube is rolling on the road.

It's your bike and your safety. You shouldn't let others, especially strangers that...
03-14-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By soyabean

That's exactly why you should "take it to a...

That's exactly why you should "take it to a shop".

Ask them to use a chain checker. That they will do for free if you choose not to have them repair the bike.

But if you do have them take care...
03-14-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By soyabean

You know parts to build said bike are worth more...

You know parts to build said bike are worth more than the assembled bike of the parts :D
03-14-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 750
Posted By soyabean

That is true. Only three are necessary. ...

That is true. Only three are necessary.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2013/05/01-2013-campagna-t-rex-16s.jpg
03-13-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By soyabean

If this is something you only plan to use only at...

If this is something you only plan to use only at home, you may want to think about a shop compressor with a Park Tool INF-2, believe me nothing will be faster.

On roadtrips, I'm happy with...
03-13-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 445
Posted By soyabean

You found a tool that can help you make your life...

You found a tool that can help you make your life better.

And despite that, you still have folks here telling you what is wrong and how should be doing things right :D Just ignore them and he...
03-12-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By soyabean

High humidity is not liquid wet thus still...

High humidity is not liquid wet thus still considered dry.

If you ride mostly dry, and those occasional wet days you clean your bikes asap when you get home, you can get away with any dry chain...
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