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11-22-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By alexk_il

Agree in general, but in this particular case the...

Agree in general, but in this particular case the crown race is designed to press against the sealed bearings when we cycle, right? The riders's weight is creating this pressure, so it's supposed to...
11-22-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By alexk_il

Used fingers only to avoid unnecessary damage...

Used fingers only to avoid unnecessary damage from rushing, smashing or pressing things harder than needed.

Anyway, problem solved now. I figured out that the fork/headset are built to support...
11-22-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By alexk_il

Thanks. I can push it diwn and make it sit...

Thanks.

I can push it diwn and make it sit square only using my fingers and no tools, though I can't make it go down all the way.

I see youtube videos where they use an extendable race that...
11-22-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By alexk_il

Installing a cheap carbon fork. Is this normal?

Trying to replace an old and heavy suspension fork with a cheap Toseek carbon 27.5 fork.

The steerer has two "ridges" at the bottom, the last one prevents the bottom fork crown race to go all the...
11-14-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,242
Posted By alexk_il

OP here... A quick status update. So,...

OP here... A quick status update.

So, decided to patch my cut tire just to see if it works. Pure curiosity, I am an engineer after all. 😁

​​​​​In a brief, it looks ok when the tire is off the...
11-02-22, 02:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 713
Posted By alexk_il

​ I had a similar problem with TRP Spyres and...


I had a similar problem with TRP Spyres and Ultegra levers. Main symptom that I had - the pads were visually "compressing" after contacting the rotor for breaking. Which didn't make any sense for...
10-28-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By alexk_il

This. 👆 OP here. No products to tick...

This. 👆

OP here.

No products to tick all the boxes, so I will have to use the phone in addition for a cycling computer. Just bought Cycplus M1, first impressions are good.
10-24-22, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By alexk_il

No idea. How do I tell? My jerk knee...

No idea. How do I tell?

My jerk knee reaction is just to replace the BB. Is it not going to help? The BB is a threaded one with what seems to require a Hollowtech spanner.
10-23-22, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By alexk_il

Hollowtech (II?) bottom bracket

I want to replace cheap Chinese single cranks on my mtb with double XT M785 crankset. The new cranks are a very tight fit for the existing no-name bottom bracket bearings. The BB is a bit tight for...
10-15-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By alexk_il

For a bike computer that might not survive a...

For a bike computer that might not survive a heavy rain? Not sure, but there are plenty of cheap bike computers of a good quality that can reliably work in all weather. The roughly cost half of what...
10-14-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By alexk_il

Found one that is doing exactly what I described....

Found one that is doing exactly what I described. It's Meilan M1.

It has turn by turn navigation by Komoot running on a mobile phone. Based on reviews that I found, it would have been a decent...
10-14-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By alexk_il

I marked the context with bold, see below. Hope...

I marked the context with bold, see below. Hope it helps to make it more clear.
10-14-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By alexk_il

I'd try to patch it only in the field to get...

I'd try to patch it only in the field to get home.

Time is money, ​​​​​​it's not worth my time to repair this kind of damage otherwise. YMMV.
10-11-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By alexk_il

Ant+ for HR, speed and velocity. I am...

Ant+ for HR, speed and velocity.
I am currently using my phone mounted on my bars, hate it. It shakes, randomly closes and opens by raindrops or by the friction against the plastic transparent...
10-11-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By alexk_il

This is not how Android Auto or the equivalent...

This is not how Android Auto or the equivalent iPhone app works. The phone reroutes as it is needed, a car screen is used to display the navigation stats and instructions, but everything is...
10-11-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By alexk_il

Bike computer recommendations?

Need an ANT+ capable computer that has a plug and play capability to continuously sync up with Komoot or Google maps.

I found a few models that require preloading a cycling path from Komoot to the...
10-09-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By alexk_il

Could be anything, but before we start blaming...

Could be anything, but before we start blaming the brakes it might make sense to describe your bleeding process, what tools and brake fluid you used.

No experience with Juicy, I have a 10 year...
10-08-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By alexk_il

​​​​​​There used to be a time when a cheap fridge...

​​​​​​There used to be a time when a cheap fridge or a bike lasted decades without any service. I'm too old, I know, I know...

Anyway, I wouldn be grateful if you explain how adding loctite to...
10-07-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By alexk_il

Yes, the reasoning they provided didn't make any...

Yes, the reasoning they provided didn't make any sense.
10-07-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By alexk_il

https://youtu.be/VOUgpJ72bmU

https://youtu.be/VOUgpJ72bmU
10-07-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By alexk_il

Found a YouTube video from ProLite about these...

Found a YouTube video from ProLite about these wheels with comment explaining that the hub is sealed with loctite.
10-06-22, 03:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By alexk_il

It's actually a British run company registered in...

It's actually a British run company registered in Taiwan. I guess you haven't heard from them yet. I won't be surprised.

Anyway, I took it to the seller for warranty repair. Will write an update...
10-04-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By alexk_il

Thanks to all who replied. Despite of me getting...

Thanks to all who replied. Despite of me getting emotionally attached to that tire it went to the bin. I really liked how slick Panarace GravelKing rolled, very smooth and supple, no rolling...
10-04-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By alexk_il

I thought I hit a fallen tree branch, there is...

I thought I hit a fallen tree branch, there is plenty of these laying around that road. Maybe I hit both, can't tell, but the shape of the surface of one of the stones matched the size and the...
10-04-22, 01:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By alexk_il

Mystery solved.

Cycled back to the accident place, found a few razor sharp stones on that section. I guess they fall off an agriculture or a construction vehicle. What are these?

Picked all of them to make the...
10-03-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,242
Posted By alexk_il

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/12595...

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1259513-tire-exploded-any-lessons.html
10-02-22, 01:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By alexk_il

​​​​​Permanently fixing the cut tire also seems...

​​​​​Permanently fixing the cut tire also seems to be a good idea, though my common sense tells me that there could be some risks.

Started a new thread, just to be sure.
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10-02-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,242
Posted By alexk_il

Patching a cut tire - what do you think?

Got my first tire cut. Someone recommended to patch the tire rather than replacing it. So is doing this or something similar worth it or is it too dangerous?
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https://youtu.be/Ael4Lnlo5Rw
10-01-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By alexk_il

I'm quite good at patching the tires in the...

I'm quite good at patching the tires in the field, I only carry patches, but not spares. The cut on the tube was about 1cm long, should'be the problem.

Unfortunately this was the first time for me...
10-01-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By alexk_il

Yep, the tire has less than 200 miles on it. The...

Yep, the tire has less than 200 miles on it. The bike is always either inside of my house or my garage, that's definitely not a sabotage.

Nothing major happened after the tire explodes. Just extra...
10-01-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 933
Posted By alexk_il

So... All is good and the wheel is rideable...

So... All is good and the wheel is rideable again, right?
10-01-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By alexk_il

There are two nuts on both sides of the wheel...

There are two nuts on both sides of the wheel working in opposite directions. Applying two cone spanners ends up with one of them being unscrewed. The other one is then "stuck" and rotates together...
10-01-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By alexk_il

Tire exploded, any lessons?

I was enthusiastically flying down the tarmac hill and hit a not so large tree branch. Didn't even feel anything on my drop bars, though I have an old Manitou suspension fork.

It felt like the...
10-01-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By alexk_il

Thanks, the freehub model S20072100056 has zero...

Thanks, the freehub model S20072100056 has zero matches on google.

Anyway, I made another gentle yet unproductive attempt to remove the freehub. I tried different torques for tightening the nuts...
10-01-22, 02:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By alexk_il

Sorry, a typo. Can't remove the freehub.

Sorry, a typo. Can't remove the freehub.
09-30-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By alexk_il

Can't figure out how to remove the axle or the...

Can't figure out how to remove the axle or the cassette freehub I can remove all nuts from the cassette side of the wheel, but there is no way to remove the left one. The axle spins freely in the hub...
09-30-22, 01:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 933
Posted By alexk_il

​​​​ It's not tubeless if the tire holds...

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It's not tubeless if the tire holds air for more than a couple of days 😂
It's not a latex tube if the air stays for more than an a week

Good luck. I'm sure you will eventually make...
09-30-22, 01:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By alexk_il

The wheel is running super smooth and quiet if I...

The wheel is running super smooth and quiet if I remove the chain/cassette, put the wheel back and rotate it by hand. I guess the noise is coming from the freehub.

I removed the cassette, the...
09-30-22, 01:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 933
Posted By alexk_il

I apologise for asking the obvious questions, but...

I apologise for asking the obvious questions, but

Did you put the tire sealant?
Is your tire tubeless?
​​​​Did you ask why the previous owner didn't run the wheel tubeless despite the...
09-29-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By alexk_il

Freewheeling on the stand.

Freewheeling on the stand.
09-29-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By alexk_il

My original plan was to wait and see if the...

My original plan was to wait and see if the issues are developing, then just service the wheel if required.

The reason for me to look for advice here is related to "permanently sealed hub". It...
09-29-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 933
Posted By alexk_il

Agree, however it's only a couple of decades when...

Agree, however it's only a couple of decades when they make it illegal to put tubes in a tubeless wheel. Or is it in any wheel?
09-29-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 933
Posted By alexk_il

Same here, with the only difference that my tire...

Same here, with the only difference that my tire pumps were stolen from me, luckily never had a single puncture over many years of cycling like crazy.



It's a new trend that allow professionals...
09-29-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By alexk_il

Minor cassette wobble and bearing noise from a new wheel

Got the set of these Prologue MD-10 wheels (https://www.pro-lite.net/prologue-wheels/md-10). Put roughly 100-200 miles on them, like how they roll with 27.5 48 Panaracers slick kings.

However, I...
09-24-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,133
Posted By alexk_il

I might have a similar problem with my front...

I might have a similar problem with my front brake, long stop and no hard bite.

The long stop seems to be due to the pads not being parallel to the rotor. The pads initially touch the rotor with...
09-23-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By alexk_il

No offence to US based cyclists, but your...

No offence to US based cyclists, but your national cycling habits might not be always relevant for the rests of the world.

Did you know that it is actually illegal in Europe to ride a bike...
09-22-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By alexk_il

I lost all my front lights on my bike once, also...

I lost all my front lights on my bike once, also had no reflectors on the front. The lights/reflectors on the back still worked fine, however facing crazy drivers trying to beat their personal speed...
09-22-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By alexk_il

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
09-22-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By alexk_il

Reflectors for toe clips

Unsurprisingly my MKS Sylvans came without extra plates/reflector holders that are shown on Zefal installation guide. Does anyone know what are these?

...
09-22-22, 02:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 859
Posted By alexk_il

Thanks, I checked what's going on on my bike, all...

Thanks, I checked what's going on on my bike, all as you explained. An interesting observation, my larger sprockets appear to have a few wider yet lower teeth. Downshifting is happening exactly where...
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