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06-11-22, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,554
Posted By ign1te

dont really get the animosity towards zombie...

dont really get the animosity towards zombie threads. if the continued discussion is on topic, whats the harm.
06-06-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Yan

1. Both are low end components. 2. No. Not...

1. Both are low end components.
2. No. Not compatible.
3. Not difficult. Plenty of YouTube instructions available.
05-05-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,928
Posted By Crankycrank

One trick is to fold the tube so the seam is on...

One trick is to fold the tube so the seam is on the edge of the fold and sand away. Faster and easier than sanding a seam in the middle of a flat section of tube.
05-04-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,928
Posted By SalsaShark

A properly patched tube will serve you as...

A properly patched tube will serve you as reliably as a new tube would. I never throw away a tube unless it has a valve stem issue or large tear in the rubber - they get patched and put back into...
05-04-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,928
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yes, a tube properly patched with a Rema kit is...

Yes, a tube properly patched with a Rema kit is as good as new, and will last until something else takes it out.
04-28-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By dedhed

Schwinn cruiser. Go to a motorcycle repair shop,...

Schwinn cruiser. Go to a motorcycle repair shop, have them weld it and run a M10 x 1.0 tap through after to clean the threads up
Or get it welded and install a dropout saver...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By 2_i

These days you will not get a higher end bike for...

These days you will not get a higher end bike for this money, even used. I.e., yes, it is midrange.
03-22-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By IAmSam

There is so much more to unpack in your post but...

There is so much more to unpack in your post but I'd simply like to congratulate you on your ambition - 110+ Gear Inches is a helluva gearing to start with after not riding for a few years.

Have...
03-15-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 897
Posted By dedhed

There's a reason for old auto mechanic's adage...

There's a reason for old auto mechanic's adage of, "pay me now or pay me later". Especially in modern high revving IC engines with very close tolerances, aluminium blocks, and variable valve & cam...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,339
Posted By jfouellette

You started a good thread that got derailled. If...

You started a good thread that got derailled. If people want to make a point about the country of origin of a bike. They can open a new thread. BTW there are custom made bike manufacturers around....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,407
Posted By Barchettaman

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02-13-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 883
Posted By pennpaul

I thought I had a creaky BB, too. Took it apart,...

I thought I had a creaky BB, too. Took it apart, cleaned, and regreased it. Still creaky.

Someone here suggested it could be my seat post. I removed it, cleaned my seat tube and post well, and...
01-13-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,523
Posted By Iride01

Walmart doesn't build bikes. Unless you are just...

Walmart doesn't build bikes. Unless you are just talking about the underexperienced guy putting the wheels and handlebars on when it's taken out of the box.

Most of your post looked like cut and...
01-11-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,183
Posted By sweeks

Do I *really* have to explain this? ;)

Do I *really* have to explain this? ;)
01-11-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,183
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And the proof of this is that what we call "long...

And the proof of this is that what we call "long reach" was called "standard reach" only a few decades years ago. Terms shift with the popular and current needs. Another example of this is the...
01-01-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,521
Posted By Russ Roth

A poser is just anyone who talks the talk without...

A poser is just anyone who talks the talk without walking the walk, if you're out there riding the gravel then you're a gravel rider, doesn't matter how on point the bike is, as if there's any such...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,584
Posted By surveyor6

Bought a folder today

Bought a cheap folder today.
I bought it because I was tired of getting my regular bike stolen. I always locked them to something but the thieves got them anyway.
I can keep this one in the ...
12-26-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 87,077
Posted By IAmSam

Happy Holidays to the group! ...

Happy Holidays to the group!


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12-05-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By Trakhak

I'm 70, and for any rides where the temp is...

I'm 70, and for any rides where the temp is likely to be below about 50 degrees F, I switch from my skinny-tired bikes to a hybrid with heavy-duty 32-mm tires. Since I have clip-on aero bars on the...
12-05-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By DiabloScott

You're planning on carrying a whole extra rear...

You're planning on carrying a whole extra rear wheel on your bike?
What happens if you get a front flat?
And if the spare is a tubular with latex tube you'll have to keep it pumped up pretty...
Forum: BMX
11-22-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,763
Posted By StanSeven

Let’s keep responses on topic please. The OP is...

Let’s keep responses on topic please. The OP is seeking advice. Please don’t respond if you can’t be helpful.
11-12-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By cpach

Does your Diverge have a Futureshock? If it does,...

Does your Diverge have a Futureshock? If it does, that's a whole other can of worms (I'm fairly sure, I haven't ever had to service one). Otherwise, if you identify the right bearings replacing them...
11-12-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By blamester

How bad are they? If you are still riding...

How bad are they?
If you are still riding without with no problems just wait till they get them.
Or order some yourself and bring them to the lbs.
11-11-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,804
Posted By campagnolo kid

I know this is a zombie thread! People still read...

I know this is a zombie thread! People still read these.

I just took apart my 4.5" Minoura Action Mag Rollers as they were noisy.

The poly end cap was either cracked beforehand or I cracked one...
11-06-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By cxwrench

Usually those bolts are 'keyed' but on something...

Usually those bolts are 'keyed' but on something like that (don't take this the wrong way, but 'cheap') it probably isn't. As Rolla posted it's probably corroded and stuck. I would grab that with my...
10-09-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By BTinNYC

Juan, thank you for the reply. This was a junker...

Juan, thank you for the reply. This was a junker taken from a junkpile, and rusted on the inside. I did the brush, flush, and naval jelly. Replacement BB parts threaded in nicely. I'll leave it as...
10-09-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Get REMA or you're just playing around. A...

Get REMA or you're just playing around.

A patch shouldn't blow when it's installed in the tire.
09-25-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By ultrarider7

There's a backstory to this and I didn't want to...

There's a backstory to this and I didn't want to get too windy in the description. I gave this bike to a shop that was going to put vintage bikes on display in their showroom. Apparently they got...
09-25-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By ultrarider7

Trek 410 is back in its rightful place

First ride since last week's meet & greet with the asphalt. Also the first ride on my 1985 Trek 410. I bought this bicycle new in 1985, and gave it away a few years ago. I regretted it from the...
09-10-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By robo

Thanks for the advice. I scrubbed the bike down...

Thanks for the advice. I scrubbed the bike down with plenty of detergent and water (both to get salt and general grime off), then soaked the chain in a citric acid bath for a few days. Then baked it...
08-29-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By dsbrantjr

Call me old-fashioned but I stick with steel, it...

Call me old-fashioned but I stick with steel, it is not perfect but its toughness and resilience eliminates a lot of the hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth which I see going on with carbon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-21, 03:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,859
Posted By Geepig

Well I am back, because I have actually done some...

Well I am back, because I have actually done some things on my folders as opposed to my other bikes.

I have a notebook in my warsztat where I have been developing a list of things I would like to...
08-18-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By cxwrench

They're all the same. Shimano, SRAM, Tektro...ALL...

They're all the same. Shimano, SRAM, Tektro...ALL the same. The only one that is different is Campy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,002
Posted By cantom

It was brought in by Bloor Cycle. Not...

It was brought in by Bloor Cycle. Not surprisingly.

https://i.imgur.com/KgoL8PL.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Acq4k6o.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/BTpq7B5.jpg

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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,002
Posted By cantom

Now over 10 posts! Here goes nothing. ...

Now over 10 posts! Here goes nothing.

https://i.imgur.com/jN0KJgd.jpg
08-13-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Always put the better tire on the front. A hip...

Always put the better tire on the front. A hip plant is far better then a face plant is... Andy
08-09-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By veganbikes

True it is an important book: ...

True it is an important book:


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Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By Charliekeet

Cheap, so buy both and assess which is better...

Cheap, so buy both and assess which is better quality/functioning of each frame, bars, each component, and put together the best of both on one bike. The leftovers are spare parts for you.
07-28-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By dmanthree

Thanks, appreciate all the answers. I'll contact...

Thanks, appreciate all the answers. I'll contact the LBS to see if I can get it done quickly.
07-28-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By dedhed

BB type, headset type, rear spacing, QR vs thru...

BB type, headset type, rear spacing, QR vs thru axle, brake type/mount/reach, seatpost size/shape.
From my experience, depending on age of broken bike, you will be getting a newer frame rather than...
07-28-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By davidad

It's not brinelling, it is caused by fretting....

It's not brinelling, it is caused by fretting. "Indexed Steering" by Jobst Brandt (sheldonbrown.com) (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/indexed-steering.html)
Replace the bearings.
07-28-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By andrewclaus

Funny you say this. I was taught that road bikes...

Funny you say this. I was taught that road bikes are more susceptible to brinelling than MTBs, since road bikes will ride for many miles without course correction. Randonneuring of course will be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 370,096
Posted By Geepig

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Zenit relaxing into its role of farm bike

I have since swopped the...
07-27-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,152
Posted By 79pmooney

BITD I heard of people using washers that fit...

BITD I heard of people using washers that fit nicely over the valve stem. A quality washer with rounded edges on one side; that nice side toward the innertube should do the job well. (And shouldn't...
07-27-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,152
Posted By shelbyfv

This ...

This
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07-26-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Nessism

I've got a couple of those spoke wrenches and...

I've got a couple of those spoke wrenches and like them, but my preference is a spoke wrench which engages three corners of the nipple. I've been using a Spokey for years for that reason but there...
07-26-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By grall1126

You guys are the best, what I did was take the...

You guys are the best, what I did was take the end of the screw driver placed it on the threads and pried it out, no it works!!!! I can't believe this was like that, unbelievable. Thanks for all of...
07-15-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,616
Posted By squirtdad

dude this is a 17 year old zombie thread. ...

dude this is a 17 year old zombie thread. please don't wake the zombies
07-04-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,304
Posted By CliffordK

My old "Wolber" wheel became my "Wobbler" wheel...

My old "Wolber" wheel became my "Wobbler" wheel several years ago. I was able to get it reasonably laterally true, but it had a bad hop, and some under-tensioned spokes. It became annoying after a...
07-02-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,226
Posted By bikemig

That's not how I read it. To say that this...

That's not how I read it. To say that this person's death is a reminder to all of us to be careful does not necessarily imply that the rider's lack of attention caused the accident. It's just that, a...
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