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11-17-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 343
Posted By alcjphil

8 speed freewheels are rare but not unknown. They...

8 speed freewheels are rare but not unknown. They are rare because the unsupported portion of the axle with 8 speed freewheels leads to frequent bending and breaking of the axle, especially if you...
11-17-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By alcjphil

What would be the point of changing the axle?...

What would be the point of changing the axle? Hollow axles with good quality quick releases used properly are at least as strong as solid axles. My own experience with one bike that had solid axles...
11-15-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,585
Posted By diabloridr

Often overlooked is the effect of heating on the...

Often overlooked is the effect of heating on the kevlar bead of the tire.

I've also seen the adhesive on Velox rimstrips soften on hot rim, allowing the Velox to migrate and expose portions of the...
11-05-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,400
Posted By Ironfish653

The entire sport of MTB would disagree. I...

The entire sport of MTB would disagree.

I know in a lot of riding groups, Triathlon bars (base/aero extensions) are not usually welcome , because the controls are often out of reach, especially...
11-05-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By rccardr

Get the rear dropouts correctly aligned. Make...

Get the rear dropouts correctly aligned.
Make sure the skewer nut has sharp teeth on the dropout facing side, cut new ones if necessary.
If dropouts are chrome plated, consider roughing them up a...
11-05-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By MinnMan

Want to know what to wear in the cold? Experiment. Take Notes

This subforum has lots of threads asking for advice about what to wear on hands, feet, heads, legs, torso in the cold weather.

Those of us with some experience riding in the cold usually try to be...
11-04-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,241
Posted By gpburdell

With a 15mph speed limit on a MUP, as seems...

With a 15mph speed limit on a MUP, as seems fairly common around here, why would you need anything specific to ebikes?

A 200lb rider hitting someone at 20mph isn't going to be much different...
11-01-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By base2

Bar Mitts....

Bar Mitts. (https://www.amazon.com/Bar-Mitts-Handlebar-Shifters-Internally/dp/B002VK3SEC/)

You may never go back to gloves, again.
10-06-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,722
Posted By mdarnton

This definitely is not a case of someone...

This definitely is not a case of someone "randomly" opening a door in traffic. It's a case of a car pulling over. That's about as good of a clue as you are ever going to get that the next thing to...
10-06-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have just straightened spokes before truing...

I have just straightened spokes before truing many times. In theory a bent spoke will act more like a spring then a tensioned cable. Andy
09-27-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By masi61

If they have a removable valve core can you...

If they have a removable valve core can you tighten up the valve core? It helps to have a valve core tool for this or you can use parallel jaw pliers or small vise grips for this.

From your post...
09-24-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Iride01

I don't see anything wrong other than you just...

I don't see anything wrong other than you just need to try different pressures. Even though wider tires don't need as much PSI to support rider weight as their narrower versions, as a kid I often...
08-23-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By alcjphil

The inner tube size is the same as the tire size....

The inner tube size is the same as the tire size. Neither 27.5 nor 26" is the right inner tube size for your tire. Inner tubes are usually labeled with a rage of tire sizes they will fit, something...
08-23-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By tdilf

You may not need to shim at all. I would not...

You may not need to shim at all. I would not change 6-bolt to centerlock. Both wheelsets may center in your caliper the same - if they don't - - - the one that rubs to the towards the inside of the...
08-23-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By thumpism

Is the bolt actually broken or is the hex portion...

Is the bolt actually broken or is the hex portion merely rounded out? If the latter, you might be able to drive in the next larger size hex (either metric or standard) or a Torx bit.
08-23-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By msu2001la

Assuming the brake was properly aligned to begin...

Assuming the brake was properly aligned to begin with, check both ends of the brake cable housing to make sure they are fully inserted into the stops.
08-14-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By HillRider

ISO 622 is the same as 700c and is the rim's bead...

ISO 622 is the same as 700c and is the rim's bead seat diameter in mm. 27.5" (aka 650B) has a rim diameter of 584 mm. 29" is another name for 700c rims using wide tires but the rim diameter remains...
08-14-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Go by the 622. Do not go by what you think you...

Go by the 622.
Do not go by what you think you are reading.
https://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
07-29-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF it's a 14-28, there's a good chance it's a...

IF it's a 14-28, there's a good chance it's a FREE WHEEL and NOT a cassette.
You need a 7 speed Shimano compatible "cog device" with a smallest cog smaller than what you have.
Freewheel or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,845
Posted By noimagination

Brake before the turn, not in the turn, if at all...

Brake before the turn, not in the turn, if at all possible (hey, we all get it wrong sometimes). You should not be braking in the turn, that is for emergencies only and is an indication that you've...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,845
Posted By shelbyfv

Less rear brake? Confident you'll figure it...

Less rear brake? Confident you'll figure it out.:rolleyes:
07-12-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By HillRider

If they were mine I would certainly disassemble,...

If they were mine I would certainly disassemble, clean and regrease them before riding them 10 feet. I've seen hubs in storage for a lot less than 25 years and the grease looked and felt like dried...
07-12-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By AlmostTrick

Agreed. Even if the chain ring was worn the pitch...

Agreed. Even if the chain ring was worn the pitch wouldn't change and the correct chain would still fit the teeth.

I say correct chain because a 3/32 chain on a 1/8 inch ring will look like what...
07-11-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By terrymorse

The rim is almost certainly just fine. ...

The rim is almost certainly just fine.

Breaking spokes are a symptom of a crummy wheel build, with inadequately tensioned and/or non-stress relieved spokes.

The fix is to re-tension and stress...
07-11-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've looked at the bike. Height of top tube is of...

I've looked at the bike. Height of top tube is of course not an issue, only the length of it. You don't want the saddle that low in any case. With normal saddle height, one can just barely touch the...
07-10-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Prongs go under the crown to keep the bracket...

Prongs go under the crown to keep the bracket pointing straight up. Andy
07-10-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By ShannonM

3/32" (geared, but most singlespeed MTBs use it)...

3/32" (geared, but most singlespeed MTBs use it) chain on 1/8" (bmx) chainring would be my 1st guess. Just asking for a singlespeed chain can be a crapshoot, and if you get the wrong one, it no...
07-08-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By wesmamyke

Mountain specific bull horns are sometimes called...

Mountain specific bull horns are sometimes called brahma bars. They tend to be pretty wide though, unless you can find an older pair of the Scott brand AT-3 that came in a couple widths.

I'd try...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By cxwrench

Highly, extremely, almost definitely not this. If...

Highly, extremely, almost definitely not this. If the chain was too long you'd only see it in the small ring/small cog or 2. Wouldn't matter a bit anywhere else. Same with b screw adjustment. What...
06-26-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By KCT1986

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06-26-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By KCT1986

The top part of the wedge shape on the stem is...

The top part of the wedge shape on the stem is broken or chipped badly. The bottom of the stem should have wedge shape that is similar to the wedge on the expander nut. Totally unscrew the bolt and...
06-26-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Trakhak

You haven't installed a tube before, apparently....

You haven't installed a tube before, apparently. Inflate the tube (before installing it in the tire) with a few strokes of the pump, just enough so the tube is no longer flat. The tube will then...
06-16-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By grizzly59

Mount the fork sensor on the part of the fork...

Mount the fork sensor on the part of the fork attached to the wheel axle, it doesn't move relative to the wheel.
06-08-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By dedhed

Put the chain on the middle chainring, remove the...

Put the chain on the middle chainring, remove the FD, done - 1X.
06-06-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By Rolla

Just strap the front wheel to the frame. Some...

Just strap the front wheel to the frame. Some racks come with Velcro straps for this very purpose.
06-04-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By Bigbus

I have a name for everything and everyone, or at...

I have a name for everything and everyone, or at least I did, then my wife asked me to quit using foul language. Now I don't have a clue what to call a part.
06-03-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't worry about it. My steel frame bikes...

I wouldn't worry about it. My steel frame bikes all have surface rust on the inside. I don't see it as a problem. I'm not interested in them lasting more than my lifetime.

If you have rust that...
06-03-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By poiuyt

The technical term for the spec you are looking...

The technical term for the spec you are looking for is 'tire clearance'. A quick google search on "tire clearance giant roam" give you 55mm/2.2in, but it's probably the current version, not the 2020....
Forum: Touring
06-02-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,294
Posted By Pratt

It would depend, for me, on the weather. I spent...

It would depend, for me, on the weather. I spent six weeks in California one Summer, no rain, no bugs. Here in the Northeast, we get an average of 1" of rain per week, biting insects of various...
Forum: Touring
06-02-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,294
Posted By zandoval

Water Proof sleeping bag that works... Never...

Water Proof sleeping bag that works... Never heard of it.

At a bare minimum you could use a plastic ground sheet and a rain fly and a mosquito net over your face. When camping I use a light...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By pdlamb

Let's break this process down a bit. Is your...

Let's break this process down a bit. Is your commute going to be flat or hilly? If you've got hills, you'll probably want gears, otherwise the single speed might work.

How are you going to carry...
06-01-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,766
Posted By surak

The pad manufacturer specifies the minimum...

The pad manufacturer specifies the minimum thickness. I just eyeball it. If they start making a clunking sound against the rotor, then they're past due for replacement. And no, the level travel won't...
06-01-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,063
Posted By dedhed

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05-30-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,411
Posted By DiabloScott

Did you read that somewhere legitimate? With...

Did you read that somewhere legitimate? With disc brakes, during braking, the hub sort of winds up so the pulling spokes see less tension and the pushing spokes see more tension. This doesn't...
05-30-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,411
Posted By jimc101

Why? if a rim can do rim brakes, it can do discs...

Why? if a rim can do rim brakes, it can do discs as well, only the hub is specific, back when discs started to be come more common, a lot of 'disc' rims were just rim brake rims without the braking...
05-28-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,411
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Look at the other threads they started. Only...

Look at the other threads they started.
Only wants to listen to those that agree with them and ignores good advice even though they they don't apparently have the knowledge to tell the difference....
05-25-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,007
Posted By veganbikes

An e-bike is a bicycle with a pedal assist, a...

An e-bike is a bicycle with a pedal assist, a moped or motorcycle has a throttle and a moped in specific will have pedals but you probably won't want to use them.

Class 1 and 3 are generally...
05-20-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By 70sSanO

I have no idea where I learned this, but I...

I have no idea where I learned this, but I slightly inflate the tube and then go around the rim squeezing one side in to make sure tube in inside the tire. Flip the wheel over and do the same.

I...
05-20-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Crankycrank

There is a possibility that the tube was caught...

There is a possibility that the tube was caught under the bead when you installed the tire and just took awhile to go boom. Could be something else of course but that is the most common cause for an...
05-18-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By andrewclaus

I made a thread chaser out of a broken crank...

I made a thread chaser out of a broken crank extractor--cut some tap-like slots into the nut--and that works sometimes. Sometimes I can carefully repair the leading threads with a utility knife. If...
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