Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: cyccommute
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 6.94 seconds.
05-21-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By cyccommute

You can contact Chris King if you need help. The...

You can contact Chris King if you need help. The contact number is on their support page.
05-20-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By cyccommute

It’s not too difficult to service the bearing in...

It’s not too difficult to service the bearing in the King headset. This link (https://chrisking.com/blogs/news/how-to-service-chris-king-bearings)shows you how to service it. I’ve performed the...
05-20-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By cyccommute

My stand is a pre96 PRS-6...

My stand is a pre96 PRS-6 (https://www.parktool.com/assets/doc/product/PRS-6_PRS-7_PRS-8_pre-6-96_Parts_Diagram.pdf) which, I’ll admit was too low when I bought it. But I had someone weld a couple...
05-20-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 429
Posted By cyccommute

According to Sheldon Brown, the 700D did exist...

According to Sheldon Brown, the 700D did exist and was used by GT on the Tachyon. They introduced that bike in the late 80s and want to make the wheels the new standard. It didn’t work, obviously. ...
05-20-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By cyccommute

Depends on what you call “easily adjusted”. ...

Depends on what you call “easily adjusted”. Holding the bike up while screwing in the clamp is a major pain. Being able to just swing the arm of the clamp closed is much easier.
05-20-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 481
Posted By cyccommute

Many would say that this stand...

Many would say that this stand (https://www.parktool.com/product/deluxe-home-mechanic-repair-stand-pcs-4-1?category=Portable) isn’t reasonably priced but I would argue that it is the best value. You...
05-19-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 429
Posted By cyccommute

Correct. There is (or was) a 650A (590mm...

Correct. There is (or was) a 650A (590mm diameter). I can’t find any reference to a D in the 650 series although if there is I suspect it would be pretty close to a 559mm rim diameter.
05-19-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 394
Posted By cyccommute

The Hollowtech cranks need a 5mm to remove and...

The Hollowtech cranks need a 5mm to remove and slides out without the need for force required for square taper. An external bottom bracket bearing set can also be removed from the frame if needed...
05-19-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 429
Posted By cyccommute

So far so good. What you are missing is that the...

So far so good. What you are missing is that the “standard” tire differs for each of those sizes to reach the magic nominal tire diameter. A 559mm rim, for example, is 22” in diameter. To reach...
05-19-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 394
Posted By cyccommute

I can’t speak to the carbon fiber part but...

I can’t speak to the carbon fiber part but several thousand miles of touring, mountain biking, and commuting on aluminum Hollowtech II cranks says that you are wrong. It’s a robust and simple...
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 908
Posted By cyccommute

You need to visit Tocabe’ (Indian tacos) in the...

You need to visit Tocabe’ (Indian tacos) in the same neighborhood, Chubbies for a Mexican hamburger, Highland’s Tap for pork rinds (so fresh they are still crackling), and Hops and Pie for an artisan...
Forum: Touring
05-18-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 908
Posted By cyccommute

Not all of them but the ones I ran across in da...

Not all of them but the ones I ran across in da UP didn’t seem to contain any as well. Or, at least, they could have contained more of them.
05-18-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 429
Posted By cyccommute

Depends on which 26” wheels you are talking...

Depends on which 26” wheels you are talking about. There are 7 different sizes that are called “twenty six inch” in our goofy tire sizing system. 26” mountain bike rims (mostly) have a 559mm bead...
Forum: Touring
05-17-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 908
Posted By cyccommute

Cheap and easy to make. Easy to eat as well....

Cheap and easy to make. Easy to eat as well. Anywhere there has been hardrock mining (as opposed to placer mining) you are likely to find pasties because anywhere you have hardrock mining you usually...
05-17-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,240
Posted By cyccommute

And this year’s archeology prize in digging up...

And this year’s archeology prize in digging up old threads goes to…
05-15-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 774
Posted By cyccommute

The more I thing about it, the less I think this...

The more I thing about it, the less I think this is a problem. The majority of seatposts I can think of use a steel bolt into a steel thread of some kind. Even seatposts like the one V8powerage...
05-15-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 774
Posted By cyccommute

Easton says (said) that you should install the...

Easton says (said) that you should install the face plate that way but there is really nothing that special about the way they made the stem. You could install any faceplate that way…or install it...
05-13-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By cyccommute

Mine is about eye level (I’m 5’11”). It’s hard to...

Mine is about eye level (I’m 5’11”). It’s hard to tell from these pictures but you get the idea. The stand is a little tall at times but it generally works. I use shorter stands at my local co-ops...
05-13-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,740
Posted By cyccommute

I can’t speak for ThermionicScott but I’ve had...

I can’t speak for ThermionicScott but I’ve had them last long enough to have 30 patches on a single tube. I don’t generally patch and put the tube back into the wheel so the tube has been in the...
Forum: Touring
05-13-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 384
Posted By cyccommute

Velocity...

Velocity (https://www.velocityusa.com/product/hubs/road-rear-hub) sells a road hub (130mm OLD) in 40 hole drilling for $150. White Industries (https://www.whiteind.com/product/mi5-rear/)sells 40...
05-13-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 821
Posted By cyccommute

Old fart here who dumped toe clips when he was a...

Old fart here who dumped toe clips when he was a young fart. I started using Look road pedals in the late 80s and both Shimano and Onza pedals in the early 90s. I won’t use road clipless pedals…the...
05-13-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 774
Posted By cyccommute

That’s not a torque issue. It’s an assembly...

That’s not a torque issue. It’s an assembly issue. For a faceplate style stem, you should be able to assemble the faceplate so that the gap between the plate and the stem are equal at all bolts. Then...
05-13-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By cyccommute

The wet spots are the fluid from sealant. It may...

The wet spots are the fluid from sealant. It may be trying to seal a puncture or it may be just seeping out of the rubber.

The bubble is likely due to a delamination of the tread perhaps caused...
05-11-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 620
Posted By cyccommute

I think you are misunderstanding what the...

I think you are misunderstanding what the Molykote is doing. From the Dupont technical sheet...
05-11-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 620
Posted By cyccommute

Lubricant will reduce friction and, thus, wear on...

Lubricant will reduce friction and, thus, wear on the o-ring but no lubricant should change the characteristics of an o-ring. Having swollen many o-rings because of chemical incompatibility, I can...
05-09-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 702
Posted By cyccommute

In theory, multiple wheel sets should work. In...

In theory, multiple wheel sets should work. In practice, not so much…especially if you want to ride the same bike over very different terrains. The wheels are of less importance than the frame and...
05-09-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By cyccommute

You are probably experiencing a couple of...

You are probably experiencing a couple of different problems. Disc brakes are closer to the rotor so there is little room for error. If the wheel isn’t in the fork tips (assuming quick release...
05-09-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By cyccommute

You can use the link I provided to see what kind...

You can use the link I provided to see what kind of change adding a 32 would make. The chainring and cog icons below the gear chart are on a slider. A SRAM 12-32 cassette has 12,14,16,18,21,26,32...
05-09-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 620
Posted By cyccommute

Trying to swell an o-ring does not end well. The...

Trying to swell an o-ring does not end well. The whole o-ring swells which means that it doesn’t fit anymore. As others have said, go to a good hardware store…probably not a Big Box. Ace has a...
05-09-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,740
Posted By cyccommute

I apologize. I shouldn’t have responded the way I...

I apologize. I shouldn’t have responded the way I did.
05-09-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By cyccommute

This calculator...

This calculator (http://www.gear-calculator.com/?GR=DERS&KB=24,34,42&RZ=11,13,16,20,24,28,34&UF=2250&TF=90&SL=2.6&UN=MPH&DV=gearInches&GR2=DERS&KB2=22,32,42&RZ2=12,14,16,18,21,24,28&UF2=2250) is one...
05-09-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,740
Posted By cyccommute

Vulcanization is the curing of an elastomer. The...

Vulcanization is the curing of an elastomer. The original method invented by Goodyear involved heat but we have progressed since 1839. Cold vulcanizing is a whole lot easier, just as strong, and you...
05-09-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,740
Posted By cyccommute

Probably to speed up evaporation. I’ve seen SDS...

Probably to speed up evaporation. I’ve seen SDS versions that use naphtha or tricholorethylene. Revision 4 that I linked to lists naphtha as the solvent.



The solvent has no effect on the...
05-08-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,740
Posted By cyccommute

An older version of the SDS (Revision 4, 2018...

An older version of the SDS (Revision 4, 2018 (https://www.rematiptop.com/assets/tech/trm/sds/RTT-TRM-090%20Rev%204%20Vulcanizing%20Fluid%20-%20Repair%20Kits%2002232018%20JFO.pdf)), lists...
05-08-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,740
Posted By cyccommute

No. And you probably aren’t old enough to...

No. And you probably aren’t old enough to remember them either. They were introduced in the early part of the 20th Century (about 1920). They were pretty much phased out in the 60s. Our fathers...
Forum: Touring
05-06-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By cyccommute

Sorry, not Brooks. They are Planet Bike....

Sorry, not Brooks. They are Planet Bike....
Forum: Touring
05-06-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By cyccommute

If the shower cap/plastic bag look isn’t for you,...

If the shower cap/plastic bag look isn’t for you, you can get Brooks covers for around $14. REI says they have them.
Forum: Touring
05-06-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By cyccommute

Shower cap from a hotel works too. I won’t say...

Shower cap from a hotel works too. I won’t say they are cheaper because you have to pay for the room.
05-06-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,740
Posted By cyccommute

The SDS says that the solvent is naphtha....

The SDS says that the solvent is naphtha. Proportion of solvent needed might be hard to judge. Mineral spirits will probably work. The low flash point, odored version would be better but is hard to...
05-05-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,740
Posted By cyccommute

It goes a bit further than that. Cold...

It goes a bit further than that. Cold vulcanization is a 2 chemical process much like epoxy. The fluid has one chemical and the patch has the other. If you use vulcanizing fluid without a patch that...
05-04-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 967
Posted By cyccommute

“Peening” is the act of cold working…or even warm...

“Peening” is the act of cold working…or even warm working…the metal. There are lots of places where peening is used to slight (or even severely) expand the end of a metal rod. The “over” part really...
05-02-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 967
Posted By cyccommute

It comes from the manufacturer. From KMC ...

It comes from the manufacturer. From KMC



”Capping” is another way to say “peening” as is “mushrooming”.
04-28-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By cyccommute

I haven’t seen too many aluminum nipples on OEM...

I haven’t seen too many aluminum nipples on OEM wheels with the exception of Specialized…which have their own problems. Inexpensive replacement wheels are all brass.



I build with a lot of...
04-28-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 967
Posted By cyccommute

Topeak Droid...

Topeak Droid (https://www.amazon.com/Topeak-Droid-ChainBOT-Bicycle-Chain/dp/B000BS0IJY), although the tool was renamed the “Chain Bot” after it initially came out because of Lucasfilms.
04-28-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 967
Posted By cyccommute

As others have said, just pushing the pin back in...

As others have said, just pushing the pin back in is a bad idea on any modern chain. All modern chains have peened pins which are meant to keep the plates on the pin during the side force that...
04-28-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 479
Posted By cyccommute

I’m glad you were able to fix the problem but,...

I’m glad you were able to fix the problem but, honestly, you are missing the root of the problem. Freewheel hubs are prone to bending and breaking. You should consider a replacement wheel with a...
04-28-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By cyccommute

Galling isn’t going to be an issue if you are...

Galling isn’t going to be an issue if you are talking about the aluminum nipple moving against aluminum rim. The surface area is large enough that the nipple will easily break free from the rim if...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 643
Posted By cyccommute

You can get it from Amazon or any number of other...

You can get it from Amazon or any number of other places. Your local bike shop can order it from QBP. Probably costs around $25. You can order tubes of cement from QBP as well.
04-25-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By cyccommute

Yea. My can 3-in-One is from the late 80s (I use...

Yea. My can 3-in-One is from the late 80s (I use it for wheel building) and it has never formed any kind of varnish.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 643
Posted By cyccommute

You need to tighten the cap better and/or don’t...

You need to tighten the cap better and/or don’t roll the tube. I have tubes of fluid that have been open for years that are still good. A loose cap will let the solvent evaporate and a rolled glue...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.