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01-24-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Maybe it's the owner's approach to pursuit...

Maybe it's the owner's approach to pursuit bars!?; what I find interesting is how long will the seat/seatpost combo last, without a binder bolt...(on 2nd thought, maybe that's why it's so low...stuck...
11-12-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Looks more like a scrape than a gauge. If the...

Looks more like a scrape than a gauge. If the frame is metal (aluminum/steel/CroMo), remove whatever paint flecks are there, sand smooth using maybe 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper, go get the closest...
09-24-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,601
Posted By Juan el Boricua

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20210924_205704_8a099eb90ec3b73e5df2fa76b2ef20af324d57d8.jpg
this one (or whatever marine grease is cheapest ATM).
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By Juan el Boricua

As I understand, its probably a Tourney TZ as it...

As I understand, its probably a Tourney TZ as it is sold as "for 7-speed" while the TX as an "8-speed"; the Schwinn Loop is a 7-speed bicycle.
Maybe either will work, as what makes the precise...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,859
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Hi, Geepig; now that you mentioned it, it has...

Hi, Geepig; now that you mentioned it, it has been a while since I've read of or seen it, is it still around?
06-15-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Don't know what you mean by what I've highlighted...

Don't know what you mean by what I've highlighted but, both models are center bolt, dual pivot calipers....
06-14-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Small, "ziplock" bag like the ones for...

Small, "ziplock" bag like the ones for tablets/capsules; camping salt/pepper shakers; old pill bottles with shaker holes meld with a needle,...
I'm partial to...
06-13-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,868
Posted By Juan el Boricua

In the "serious" bike kit, I keep my first...

In the "serious" bike kit, I keep my first generation Crank Bros. M17 (and yes, I have used it and its chain tool throughout its life), in the fixed wheel's bike kit I keep separate tools (DIY combo...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,859
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Geepig, just a "thank you" note for your...

Geepig, just a "thank you" note for your wonderful and magnificent prose; I've been able to imagine and picture the wonderful sights of your land, and how resourcefulness can be an advantage. Not to...
05-11-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Perform a tune up, replace cables and pads, and...

Perform a tune up, replace cables and pads, and call it a day; leave the rest as-is for a nice grocery getter or a lender. Splurge on a newer bike with the specs desired; it'll be cheaper in the...
05-03-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,182
Posted By Juan el Boricua

I would not, as I do not have a way to warrant...

I would not, as I do not have a way to warrant that they have been sanded evenly, and without compromising the integrity of the rim or its balance; but, since you know *all* the tricks already, maybe...
04-22-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Besides using it, I also take the plunger out (of...

Besides using it, I also take the plunger out (of my Zefal HPx3) and lightly coat it with silicone grease (safe for rubber and plastics); only every once in a while ( maybe twice in 8-year...
04-14-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Lube the freewheel by oiling through the gap...

Lube the freewheel by oiling through the gap between freewheel cover and teeth ring, "run it backwards" with finger to help coating everything inside ( I would continue oiling 'til it runs from the...
03-31-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,032
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Sorry if I've been out of line here or anywhere...

Sorry if I've been out of line here or anywhere else, but it is uncomfortable to see people trying to help and an OP insisting on an answer that is both irresposible and dangerous; if he wants to...
03-30-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,778
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Extra long toe clip strap for when working with...

Extra long toe clip strap for when working with headset/ 'bar/ frt brake, and DIY stabilizer from 1/4" round stock bend on a defunct frame seat tube for when needing to work with frt wheel free; it...
03-23-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Sounds like either the presta valve was not...

Sounds like either the presta valve was not opened/fully opened, or the chuck was not seated properly; to continue using it, just blew the check valve and pressurized the pump, causing it to revert...
02-24-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,532
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Shelby, his bicycle photobombed the Triumph in...

Shelby, his bicycle photobombed the Triumph in reply #22! :D:lol::D:lol:
02-24-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Maybe because of the design but, and as also John...

Maybe because of the design but, and as also John pointed out about the Dualco, both the Dualco and Astro Pneumatic have a bottom cover; just looked at Park's catalog and they're shown without the...
Forum: BMX
02-22-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,370
Posted By Juan el Boricua

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/11697...

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1169761-headset-bearing-angles-how-do-you-read-them.html

See if this helps if not, maybe call/write/email sebikes?
02-02-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,673
Posted By Juan el Boricua

I made my set of "wheel savers" because I had the...

I made my set of "wheel savers" because I had the materials and basic tooling BITD; a buck and a half is pretty inexpensive for something reusable, specialized (as it's only purpose), and seldom...
01-19-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Great job, Silos. Are you sure it will last just...

Great job, Silos. Are you sure it will last just until the restrictions are lifted!?!? If it were me, that'll be the end of it 'til it breaks again or the bike was sold!!!
Kudos to you for using a...
01-19-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,717
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Nice refurbishing job!!! Hopefully she'll have...

Nice refurbishing job!!! Hopefully she'll have once again a big smile rolling next to grandpa with her "new/improved" bike. :thumb::)
01-18-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Juan el Boricua

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/260x2000/screenshot_20210118_142301_chrome_fb6258847d25bd5ce1d28953f9f5e82636123c42.jpg
Hope that there's one close enough to help. Good luck.
01-17-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Is there a bike coop nearby; LBS? See if they...

Is there a bike coop nearby; LBS? See if they have a bin of old canti brakes for you to scavenge a cable pinch bolt. If not, maybe try to find a regular or nylock nut that can work on the male...
01-11-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,288
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Also consider northroads or flat-type of...

Also consider northroads or flat-type of handlebar, as to maintain a more erect/upright posture and prevent further hip damage due to bending over. As long as the frame fits and the bike is in prper...
01-07-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,502
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Here's mine! This thing is my...

Here's mine! This thing is my gone-shopping-without-worries bike; not a classic nor vintage but, I think it qualifies!...
11-23-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,688
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Ingegnoso, ottimo lavoro; molto bene!

Ingegnoso, ottimo lavoro; molto bene!
10-19-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,046
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Well, for all of us outside the OP, it's not a re...

Well, for all of us outside the OP, it's not a re branded Formula, but comes out from the same country; maybe they'll be as good as Formulas ( for recreational and commuting purposes; wouldn't go...
09-18-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By Juan el Boricua

I just picked up some digital calipers. It looks...

I just picked up some digital calipers. It looks like 7 x 18.5mm, but the hole also seems a little oblong.

Trial and error it is then.
In your first post you stated that the 17mm was too big, but...
09-13-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Using a flat bladed screwdriver and a...

Using a flat bladed screwdriver and a hammer/small mallet, tap on opposing ends 'til loose. Have not failed me yet.
09-13-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By Juan el Boricua

I've never been aware of date coding on bike...

I've never been aware of date coding on bike tires before, and none of my bikes' have them so, I'm unable to comment on that.
But more than age, I'll assess condition first:
are they somewhat...
08-13-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,901
Posted By Juan el Boricua

What's shown IS real damage; ask for full refund...

What's shown IS real damage; ask for full refund as damage was not disclosed. And please, next time go easy over the emotion vs. reason processing; you'll more likely get what you really want if you...
08-07-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Maybe; you'll have to remove the freewheel first,...

Maybe; you'll have to remove the freewheel first, and determine if that broken piece is a dust cover, or part of the hub. You'll probably need a Park Tools FR 7 Freewheel Remover for it. Once checked...
07-11-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,725
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Nice looking bike you've got there! Kudos on such...

Nice looking bike you've got there! Kudos on such a great job! :thumb:

OT- Do you still have the Apollo? I also liked that one a lot.
05-23-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Although it might sound dumb or odd, have you...

Although it might sound dumb or odd, have you checked the quick release's tightness? Also, are your pedals one piece body or caged? The latter ones can sometimes make "noises". Have not much...
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