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06-22-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 387
Posted By BrenZan

Thanks all, will order some REMA as suggested! ...

Thanks all, will order some REMA as suggested!

also, I've heard of some anecdotes regarding a patched tube losing integrity over time when left unused - I'm assuming this also holds no water?...
06-22-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,100
Posted By t2p

there is a saying ... buy a good tool - and...

there is a saying ...

buy a good tool - and cry once when you pay for it and then smile every time you use it

- or -

buy a cheap tool - and smile when you buy it and then cry every time you...
06-22-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,100
Posted By rekmeyata

Yes, you didn't know that? Not only that, but...

Yes, you didn't know that? Not only that, but after wrenching with Snap On tools you're far less tired than you would be using Harbor Freight tools or something like that, Snap On tools make you...
06-22-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 693
Posted By ChrisWagner

These brushes are invaluable. Some vendors...

These brushes are invaluable. Some vendors identify them as acid brushes. A mod I do to minimize cleanup is cutting the bristles diagonally to present a tight bristle on one side ranging up to loose...
06-22-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By Kai Winters

At this point stop...the more damage you do the...

At this point stop...the more damage you do the more difficult the repair is going to be...take it to a shop where they know what they are doing and have the tools to do the job.
If not...crack on
06-21-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,100
Posted By rekmeyata

dea Count yourself very fortunate that you...

dea
Count yourself very fortunate that you didn't die, I heard that there was roughly 10,000 people who died using that bike stand. It's not any different than it was before disk brakes came along,...
06-21-22, 03:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 271
Posted By Litespud

I’ve cut a few carbon steerers with a regular...

I’ve cut a few carbon steerers with a regular hacksaw blade. I use a new blade for the purpose and wet everything down at start and during to reduce dust. Let blade do the cutting and don’t lean on...
06-20-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 693
Posted By dedhed

I use the tub of marine grease I have for my...

I use the tub of marine grease I have for my trailer
06-20-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By sjanzeir

A used Chevy Suburban 7400/8100 would be ideal...

A used Chevy Suburban 7400/8100 would be ideal for hauling four bikes and keeping them safe, I guess...
06-20-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 271
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Generally the finer the blade's teeth the less...

Generally the finer the blade's teeth the less likely the carbon will tear or split. An abrasive blade has a far finer "tooth count" (80 grit is 80 teeth per inch, as example) then a 32, 24 or 18 tpi...
06-20-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 693
Posted By prj71

Not sure why. It's just marine grease, but only...

Not sure why. It's just marine grease, but only more expensive because it's labeled as "bicycle" grease.
06-20-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 693
Posted By HillRider

Oh boy, bring popcorn! :popcorn "Which grease?"...

Oh boy, bring popcorn! :popcorn "Which grease?" tends to produce long, and often heated, threads.

Yes, Phil is my favorite too and I've been using it for over 30 years. I keep the cost per ounce...
06-19-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By mstateglfr

Buy a 2" receiver hitch. Buy a 2" 4 bike tray...

Buy a 2" receiver hitch.
Buy a 2" 4 bike tray style rack, or a 2 bike plus 2 bike add-on.
Enjoy.
...
06-19-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 991
Posted By Koyote

It is ridiculous, unless you prefer is a harsh...

It is ridiculous, unless you prefer is a harsh ride with higher rolling resistance.

Don't confuse max psi with optimal psi.
06-19-22, 02:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 697
Posted By daniell

I have seen an orthopedist that specialized in...

I have seen an orthopedist that specialized in the foot. He said that the problem was caused by the pressure of the pedal.
06-18-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 991
Posted By Homebrew01

Why would you want 125 psi :eek:

Why would you want 125 psi :eek:
06-16-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,456
Posted By base2

Hills make you stronger. Headwinds just make you...

Hills make you stronger. Headwinds just make you mad.
06-15-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,225
Posted By cxwrench

Nomenclature is not the correct word for what...

Nomenclature is not the correct word for what you're talking about. Look it up.
06-15-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,225
Posted By tomato coupe

I like having the days of the week printed on my...

I like having the days of the week printed on my boxers.
06-11-22, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,547
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.
06-10-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,547
Posted By HillRider

No it wasn't. A new poster with the same problem...

No it wasn't. A new poster with the same problem reopened it for a good reason.
06-10-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,766
Posted By smd4

Where are all these worn-out rims of which you...

Where are all these worn-out rims of which you speak? In 40 years, some working in bike shops, I have never seen nor even heard of a rim worn out from braking.
06-09-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 465
Posted By Rolla

I think 26” has been unfairly vilified and...

I think 26” has been unfairly vilified and sidelined as a somehow unworkable wheel size. While I do own several bikes with 650b wheels, when I ride my 26” singlespeed, I’m honestly impressed by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By sfrider

The genuine Boas are IMO more usable than the...

The genuine Boas are IMO more usable than the Sidi version. You release the Boas by pulling them out, after which they stay released and you can just pull off the shoe. The Sidis only release while...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 796
Posted By chaadster

Man, I’ve been using all kinds of external cam...

Man, I’ve been using all kinds of external cam skewers since the 80s, back in the Ringlé days. I’ve never had any real problems with them, but I’ve also never used them on horizontal dropouts.
...
06-08-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 465
Posted By 70sSanO

You need to first do some simple math. The...

You need to first do some simple math. The difference between 26” mtb rim dia (559mm) and a 27.5/650b rim dia (584mm) is 25mm or 1”. Which means you need to raise you brake pads up 12.5mm, or 1/2”.
...
06-08-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 465
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on the frameset and the brakes. You're in...

Depends on the frameset and the brakes. You're in a better position to know this than we are since you have the bicycle on hand. If not, Paul Motolites will likely work as a solution, albeit a pricey...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 796
Posted By t2p

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/ed32ac5b_3974_406f_9135_b58eb055f313_69f53946bbb1aa8f17794a96072ebff3f74a87a9.jpeg...
06-07-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 818
Posted By livedarklions

There's a guy who rides one regularly on the MUP...

There's a guy who rides one regularly on the MUP I use for my after-work ride. He gets it going about 15 mph, but there's no serious grade up or down where he rides. He's in pretty amazing shape. ...
06-06-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 18,396
Posted By livedarklions

I don't have any problem with that, except I put...

I don't have any problem with that, except I put many, many more than 1500 miles between adjustments on mechanical derailleurs. . My issue was with the notion that older bikes were less reliable and...
06-06-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,322
Posted By Rolla

$25 to replace the brake pads on my bike sounds...

$25 to replace the brake pads on my bike sounds fair to me. I don't really care how it compares to car parts.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By WhyFi

You should always inspect the witness lines all...

You should always inspect the witness lines all the way around the wheel to ensure it's fully seated. Some tires, on some wheels, will unseat at low/no pressure.

Did you lube the beads of the...
06-04-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By Rolla

That's a nice coincidence, but it's more a...

That's a nice coincidence, but it's more a function of the Google search algorithm than anything that has to do with bike parts.



Yes. The BCD, as I mentioned in post #2.



If your...
06-04-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By 79pmooney

Yes, BCD. Measure it and go search. Common BCDs...

Yes, BCD. Measure it and go search. Common BCDs are 74 (for triple inners), 110, 130, 139 (Shimano old school - I think I have this right, I've never had one), 144 (old school Campy). There is a...
06-04-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Bike Gremlin

I've had good results using 18 to 28 mm tubes in...

I've had good results using 18 to 28 mm tubes in 32 mm wide tyres.

Going for 37 mm was stretching it a bit and, depending on the pressure, tube getting stretched open can happen (tried it, with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By mihlbach

A ruler or tape measure may provide some insight.

A ruler or tape measure may provide some insight.
06-03-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 928
Posted By Darth Lefty

Vlogging could go in the bloggers subforum

Vlogging could go in the bloggers subforum
06-03-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By PeteHski

Troll

Troll
06-03-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By Dave Mayer

Yeah, gasoline is a better degreaser than mineral...

Yeah, gasoline is a better degreaser than mineral spirits. Somewhat more flammable - responsible adult precautions apply.

My go-to solvent for really tough jobs is white gas, otherwise marketed...
06-03-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,093
Posted By jxpowers

Just wanted some thing to do 🤣 no particular...

Just wanted some thing to do 🤣 no particular reason apart from boredom
06-03-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,093
Posted By trailangel

Why degrease a new chain? Why carb cleaner down...

Why degrease a new chain?
Why carb cleaner down the drain?
06-03-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,093
Posted By cxwrench

Use a ruler to measure chain wear. I promise that...

Use a ruler to measure chain wear. I promise that you haven't put any measurable wear on that chain in a week.
06-03-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,984
Posted By prj71

All the work has been done for you already. ...

All the work has been done for you already.

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/

Continental TerraSpeed 700 x 40 roll pretty good on the road and gravel.
06-03-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,315
Posted By Kai Winters

Because someone claiming to know better says...

Because someone claiming to know better says so...that's why.
Riders don't pay attention to those silly indicators.
The only time to look down at your gears is when you're hoping you still have one...
06-02-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 818
Posted By J.Higgins

Its not recumbent if you are standing up.

Its not recumbent if you are standing up.
06-02-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By Dave Mayer

Chemist here... Water-based solutions are...

Chemist here... Water-based solutions are inherently poor at degreasing. Chemistry 101. Mineral spirits (a petroleum cut) are relatively good compromise in terms of degreasing effectiveness, toxicity...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,299
Posted By mstateglfr

Since you have mentioned Erik's in a negative way...

Since you have mentioned Erik's in a negative way twice, I figure I will chime in and clarify that Erik's is very much a bike store. It is a large chain, due to it being successful, but it is a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,058
Posted By seypat

Maybe the bike has Chris King hubs/headset and he...

Maybe the bike has Chris King hubs/headset and he wants something that matches..........kind of. :D

You shouldn't put CF on there anyway. That's like a ticking time bomb.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 02:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,058
Posted By seypat

Dude has a Ti bike. May not want CF.

Dude has a Ti bike. May not want CF.
06-01-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,983
Posted By phughes

There is a wheel specifically designed to prevent...

There is a wheel specifically designed to prevent toe stroke caused by toe overlap. You have to take time to get pedal timing right, but once you do, it is very effective.

...
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