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05-13-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,164
Posted By gugie

I think what Neal means is that most of the...

I think what Neal means is that most of the people I ride with see me on a bike and immediately race away from me.
05-13-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,164
Posted By Classtime

From, "where are the 19 and 20mm tires?" to...

From, "where are the 19 and 20mm tires?" to "everyone should ride at least 28s". IMO, anything more than 25mm looks pretty stupid on most any classic road racing bike with 28.6+/- main tubes and 25...
03-01-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By prj71

It's a loaded question with too many variables to...

It's a loaded question with too many variables to have an answer.

How much do you weigh?
How many miles do you put on in a year?
How many jumps or drops do you do?
How many Rock Gardens do you...
02-28-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By 2old

My 2005 Santa Cruz Superlight has been ridden an...

My 2005 Santa Cruz Superlight has been ridden an average of three times a week for almost 17 years, 25,000+ off road miles and exhibits no signs of failure, 6'1", 180 pound rider.
02-28-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,349
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I sure hope that any build wheel had the spokes...

I sure hope that any build wheel had the spokes tensioned... I think that what was meant to be said is that better wheels have had a process that seats the spokes into the hub shell and rim holes...
02-28-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,349
Posted By ClydeClydeson

This is not true and is likely based on a...

This is not true and is likely based on a (regularly repeated) misunderstanding of fatigue limits.

1. Fatigue occurs when stress is applied cyclically; ie. low stress -> high stress -> low...
02-28-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By Trakhak

And, a number of years before that bike was...

And, a number of years before that bike was built, I raced on a Raleigh Professional, 1964 Tokyo Olympics model, designed by Cino Cinelli. Yes, you and I know what we're talking about, but only one...
Forum: Foo
02-02-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 1,050,670
Posted By thook

as soon as all this covid stuff is over, he's...

as soon as all this covid stuff is over, he's vowed to start a new musical genre...."pit hop" under the name jimi pitrix. the necessary waxing is a bit of pain, but hey....all for the sake of art
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,536
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Huhh?

Huhh?
09-27-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,539
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It also might be that the tubes were made in the...

It also might be that the tubes were made in the USA and the frame was welded together in Asia.
Forum: Touring
12-11-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,427
Posted By saddlesores

in my experience, a seeping pad is indicative of...

in my experience, a seeping pad is indicative of a slow leek...
12-10-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,802
Posted By Cyclist0108

And that is why we have a 9-11 death toll every...

And that is why we have a 9-11 death toll every day in the US now.
11-24-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,569
Posted By Wileyrat

Try anything from Walmart

Try anything from Walmart
07-02-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,812
Posted By Trakhak

I worked in bike shops long enough ago that the...

I worked in bike shops long enough ago that the only catastrophic failures that come to mind were failures of steel frames and (especially) forks.
06-19-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,376
Posted By ClydeClydeson

powermatt99 says, the problem is almost...

powermatt99 says, the problem is almost definitely that the wheel is not straight in the dropouts. This is a very common mistake when adjusting brakes, and will make an experienced mechanic pull...
06-18-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,376
Posted By powermatt99

Did you check the installation of the wheel? My...

Did you check the installation of the wheel? My wife had a similar issue. Turns out she did not seat the QR skewers properly in the fork.
06-17-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 20,484
Posted By base2

It shouldn't. Aircraft see temperature swings of...

It shouldn't. Aircraft see temperature swings of 150 degrees Farenheit or more nearly every flight. It is, afterall 40 or 50 below zero at 35,000 feet & can easily 100+ everywhere from LAX or Phoenix...
06-17-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 20,484
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have seen and experienced more broken steel...

I have seen and experienced more broken steel bikes than aluminum bikes. But those were all (or mostly) because of poor workmanship or abusive riding/crashing.

My current bike-crushes are...
06-12-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 20,484
Posted By cyccommute

People are under the mistaken impression that...

People are under the mistaken impression that aluminum is a brittle material that "shatters" when it breaks. That doesn't describe aluminum (or carbon fiber or fiberglass or a number of other...
05-14-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,817
Posted By Last ride 76

If the bike shop did find a crack, that's a...

If the bike shop did find a crack, that's a pretty big nit not to pick. Would you just let it pass, hmmm?
05-13-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,817
Posted By mstateglfr

Either you don't have any idea what welding costs...

Either you don't have any idea what welding costs and the process involved, or you are trying to pull one over on the guy.
05-13-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,740
Posted By caloso

That FD definitely needs adjustment, but once the...

That FD definitely needs adjustment, but once the chain slips off the outside, you need to stop pedaling immediately. You’re lucky you didn’t tear the RD off.
05-11-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Jicafold

Well, it's not the tire size...it's the wheel...

Well, it's not the tire size...it's the wheel size.



Is she trying to put her feet flat while stradling the top bar of the frame? or the seat? I've seen many a beginner try to put their feet...
04-29-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By tFUnK

The bearings are in the hub, the rim is just the...

The bearings are in the hub, the rim is just the rim, and the hub+rim+spokes=wheel. You can replace the bearings in the hub, or replace the hub, or replace the entire wheel (which is what I think you...
04-17-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,630
Posted By masi61

The Park DAG-1 that I use has a dowel pin that...

The Park DAG-1 that I use has a dowel pin that you are supposed to rotate around to different parts of the wheel. If you have a rim seam that stands proud don't use this as a reference point on your...
03-13-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,883
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah - and what kind of chain lube do you use?...

Yeah - and what kind of chain lube do you use? (separate post)
03-13-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,883
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, you can. Is it worth it? Probably not. ...

Yes, you can. Is it worth it? Probably not. There’s the cost of the fork, the cost of the caliper, the cost of the rotor and the cost of the wheel. Except for the rotor, I’d put it around $50 for...
03-13-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,228
Posted By Crankycrank

Here are a few of many How-To videos on how to...

Here are a few of many How-To videos on how to properly adjust your "cup and cone" wheel bearings. If one doesn't work for you just check out the others listed or do a general search. Be patient as...
03-13-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,883
Posted By alcjphil

No way to know without a proper description of...

No way to know without a proper description of the bike. The phrase "normal single speed bike" means nothing
Don't forget as well that your wheels are probably not disc compatible
03-13-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,883
Posted By alcjphil

You should not do that. Your rear brake is a...

You should not do that. Your rear brake is a backup safety feature. If your front brake fails, you need the rear to stop you. If you suffer a flat front tire, using the front brake is extremely...
03-13-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

opti-grab

opti-grab
03-12-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,970
Posted By veganbikes

Why the need to switch from 26 to something else?...

Why the need to switch from 26 to something else? If you want a lightweight wheelset find a wheel builder and get them to build you one. You can quite easily find hubs and spokes and there are at...
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,613
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have an MEC Provincial 233 and have a couple...

I have an MEC Provincial 233 and have a couple friends with MEC bikes. They are always great value and you tend to get a fairly high level of components for price. Every one of their stores that I...
03-11-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,521
Posted By wesmamyke

yeah, move the wheel as far forward in the dopout...

yeah, move the wheel as far forward in the dopout as possible. You can buy a spacer specifically for locating the axle correctly.

I've also seen people use chainring bolts, or whatever else can be...
03-11-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,521
Posted By dsaul

This is your problem. Shimano's rear derailleur...

This is your problem. Shimano's rear derailleur hanger specifications require the hanger mounting hole to be 4-10mm behind the axle. Your picture shows that your axle is so far back that the...
03-11-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,218
Posted By Darth Lefty

What's not strong is a 7-speed freewheel hub on...

What's not strong is a 7-speed freewheel hub on 135 spacing, as commonly found on those extra-cheap bikes.
03-11-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,645
Posted By Unca_Sam

Best practice, apply a rust converter/bare metal...

Best practice, apply a rust converter/bare metal primer, then the nail polish. Ospho or Corroseal will stop the rusting process and provide a base that the steel won't rust through. Ospho has no...
03-10-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,645
Posted By depechegore

(spanish native lang here) I see in the pic...

(spanish native lang here)
I see in the pic that its over the metal, isnt corroding the metal, you can also repaint your frame, use premier paint and then the desired color, you can use a drill...
03-10-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 86,272
Posted By Korina

Have you tried taking your bike out and pedaling...

Have you tried taking your bike out and pedaling it? It's a lot of fun.
03-09-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,218
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Horizontal drop outs have been used with QR axles...

Horizontal drop outs have been used with QR axles for many decades with no problems. What has changed this recently is the poor QR skewers that are too common. The exposed cam design with the cam...
03-09-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,677
Posted By AnkleWork

That's a really stupid thing to say.[/QUOTE] ...

That's a really stupid thing to say.[/QUOTE]

Actually, it's excellent advice.
03-06-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,361
Posted By squirtdad

what bike do you have? Post a pic....we like...

what bike do you have? Post a pic....we like picss, You don;t have to go carbon....you can upgrade the bike especially if it is an nice steel frame...from 700c wheels to putting modern...
03-05-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,361
Posted By HTupolev

If you want black sidewalls, Continental Ultra...

If you want black sidewalls, Continental Ultra Sport III.

If you want tan sidewalls, Panaracer Pasela with the red-and-yellow label, NOT the PT version with the blue-and-white label. The...
03-05-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,971
Posted By livedarklions

What is this fire stuff of which you speak?

What is this fire stuff of which you speak?
03-05-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,971
Posted By tyrion

I have currently have bar end shifters (for a...

I have currently have bar end shifters (for a number of reasons), but let's face it, for performance and safety brifters are better.
03-04-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,749
Posted By Koyote

I was waiting for someone to bring that up. :lol:

I was waiting for someone to bring that up. :lol:
03-04-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,749
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Carnac the Magnificent died, sorry. ...

Carnac the Magnificent died, sorry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFQFf_Vb0Hw
03-03-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,397
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

And every hipster doofus knows that the best...

And every hipster doofus knows that the best thing to put on your Coronavirus is a wedge of Lyme disease.
03-03-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,397
Posted By livedarklions

I'll try not to, but they're all-you-can-eat at...

I'll try not to, but they're all-you-can-eat at Applebees.
02-28-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,117
Posted By noglider

I've gone fast with my trailer. I've also been...

I've gone fast with my trailer. I've also been push-pulled with it, and it's scary. You have to find your happy medium. And get to know your brakes well by testing them in various conditions.
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