What did you do to your bike today?

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jimmythefly
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(Reply to #17051)

jawn doe wrote:
another barmitt believer here. they make me feel sort of like i'm in a car when it's in the teens. odd way to describe it but i feel like i'm inside of a warm thing. they are so good- cheapie dollar store liner gloves are fine in sub 20 weather.

So...tauntaun themed pogies? Quick! to the million dollar ideas thread!

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad bike. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 19:38
ckd
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(Reply to #17052)

fixed wrote:
i wish bar mitts had a zipper you could open in warmer weather because i hate using those things when it's anything above like 35 degrees
where's the god damned winter thread

Mitt zips!

Spencer Raleigh, Medical Panini

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 11:34
Perlhammered
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I'm a hamfisted ape.

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:00
jdsmooth
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i think with some elliptical rings you'll be alright

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:02
Perlhammered
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Probably easier to track a set of those down than a shop with the super special bearing puller

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:05
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Never go full Power Torque..

Sneaky Viking wrote:
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Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:34
Rentable Faxmachine
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Endlessly fucked around with chainrings to get the Advocate's chainline working acceptably. Rear wheel is 148mm OLD, so I figured a Boost chainring would be fine. Nope. Shifted like crap. Threw on a smaller Boost ring thinking that it was size-related. Nada. Grabbed a 32t non-Boost ring and it shifted like butter. Might be room for a non-Boost 34t, but it'll be close.

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27
Face
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Fucking boost is ruining cycling.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:18
Rentable Faxmachine
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More tire clearance at the expense of chainline. Does not work/play well with larger chainrings on 1x setups.

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:27
jamesacklin
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Swapped the crankset on the Rove from the stock FC-RS510 to the FC-6800 I had on the CAAD. Then fought with my floor pump and sealant to repair a slash in the rear tire. Apparently I yolo'd a little too hard on the Horizons.

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:30
Viggen
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(Reply to #17061)

Perlhammered wrote:
Probably easier to track a set of those down than a shop with the super special bearing puller

What you need to do is visit any hardware store and buy a regular bearing puller made for autos, grab hold of the crank with the two arms and then just plug the large insex hole with something to screw against. Dead simple and maybe 5$.. I've done that many many times to PT cranks that both I and others have owned.

Whippin Skidz wrote:
This is tarck, there is a complicated solution to everything and we will endlessly discuss until an agreed upon solution has been tabled. This is out of your hands now.

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:41
Perlhammered
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(Reply to #17062)

Viggen wrote:
Perlhammered wrote:
Probably easier to track a set of those down than a shop with the super special bearing puller

What you need to do is visit any hardware store and buy a regular bearing puller made for autos, grab hold of the crank with the two arms and then just plug the large insex hole with something to screw against. Dead simple and maybe 5$.. I've done that many many times to PT cranks that both I and others have owned.

That's a really good call. Thanks!

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 08:20
Viggen
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#Champignolohacks

Whippin Skidz wrote:
This is tarck, there is a complicated solution to everything and we will endlessly discuss until an agreed upon solution has been tabled. This is out of your hands now.

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:19
kmcdon
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LB was complaining that her soma wouldn't shift nicely. I looked at it and realized that the chain and jockey wheels were really really caked with dirt. Then I looked closer, and realized that the 10 speed unidirectional shimergo chain was installed backwards. I hate that this is even a thing, but after a thorough cleaning and installing the chain in the correct direction, it's shifting perfectly now.

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:00
cousinmosquito
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Spent way too much time with trying to get sram red shifting a 3x deore LX front meh. Will quite likely end up on my CX bike in 1x mode anyway long term.

More wonderful than you can believe it

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:01
chazzwazzer
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New chain day. So much nicer! To celebrate I rode it through the muck for 2 hours.

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:16
kevinwulf
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My new KS Eten 27.2 arrived!

Got it for the cargo bike, cos when I'm carrying the 1yo in a Yepp mini I need to lower the saddle a little to get a foot down on steeply cambered roads and stuff and I was getting annoyed with changing seat post height a couple of times a week, and not getting good leg extension when riding with her onboard.

Tested it on the desk at work, felt sweet. Took it home and installed it the next day. Won't work. RRRRAAAAGGGEEEEE!!!!! Guess I'm going to have to take it apart or something. Fuck.

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:24
deadforkinglast
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is the seatpost clamp overtightened?

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:46
cousinmosquito
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(Reply to #17069)

I have a KS Lev, altho I put it on the wifes bike. I usually have to "butt-bump" it, to kind of kick start it, I think that's only on the "return" stroke. I cant recall from here. Its just a tad sticky like that. But the seat collar advice sounds good, I have heard of that.

More wonderful than you can believe it

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:04
kevinwulf
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(Reply to #17070)

It most-likely was too tight (seat collar). But after I read the instructions and got a torque spec, I reinstalled with my torque wrench and it's still not working.

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:07
jamesacklin
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(Reply to #17071)

cousinmosquito wrote:
Spent way too much time with trying to get sram red shifting a 3x deore LX front meh. Will quite likely end up on my CX bike in 1x mode anyway long term.

Ahh, so that bike is yours! I love that thing. Good work.

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:20
shane.rrr
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I need to replace my chain on my Grando. Its overdue and I did 18 miles on super fine sticky wet rail trail dust in Vermont that sucked all up in the drive train. Should I buy a gold chain?

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:30
shane.rrr
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(Reply to #17073)

jamesacklin wrote:
cousinmosquito wrote:
Spent way too much time with trying to get sram red shifting a 3x deore LX front meh. Will quite likely end up on my CX bike in 1x mode anyway long term.

Ahh, so that bike is yours! I love that thing. Good work.

I didn't realize that was your bike either. Stalked it online before! Sweet bike

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:35
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #17074)

shane.rrr wrote:
I need to replace my chain on my Grando. Its overdue and I did 18 miles on super fine sticky wet rail trail dust in Vermont that sucked all up in the drive train. Should I buy a gold chain?

Yes

"Folks want options!"

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:37
Viggen
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Seconded.

Whippin Skidz wrote:
This is tarck, there is a complicated solution to everything and we will endlessly discuss until an agreed upon solution has been tabled. This is out of your hands now.

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 17:48
cousinmosquito
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(Reply to #17076)

shane.rrr wrote:
jamesacklin wrote:
cousinmosquito wrote:
Spent way too much time with trying to get sram red shifting a 3x deore LX front meh. Will quite likely end up on my CX bike in 1x mode anyway long term.

Ahh, so that bike is yours! I love that thing. Good work.

I didn't realize that was your bike either. Stalked it online before! Sweet bike

Thanks, it's just an ongoing thing, looks great with the power blue SIDs on it.

More wonderful than you can believe it

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 20:24
Rusty Piton
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Got some new pedals for my Endpoint.
Untitled by rudyluciani, on Flickr

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 09:27
Rusty Piton
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Always fuckin sideways!

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 09:27
shane.rrr
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Holy shit. Those are awesome. Where did you get them? Do they have metal pins?

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 09:39
Rusty Piton
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No they have plastic pins.
They're not great pedals tbh, but they were $19 at a LBS and I couldn't resist.
They're "Stolen" brand.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 09:48
joy of vaping
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I've got those pedals on sup's commuter to match the rainbow brake housing + it's the thing that everyone complements.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 09:58
shane.rrr
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Damn. I would love some nice rainbow pedals.

Where did you get rainbow brake housing?

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:27
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #17083)

shane.rrr wrote:
Damn. I would love some nice rainbow pedals.

Where did you get rainbow brake housing?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-BICYCLE-BIKE-1-DOUBLE-SHEATH-HOUSING-60-1-BRAKE-CABLE-68-RAINBOW-CAPS/261072104420?hash=item3cc91c2be4:m:mFUF41qs57e9yb6XQaQ1SXQ

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:54
shane.rrr
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Thankss

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:38
Andrew_Squirrel
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(Reply to #17085)

Rusty Piton wrote:
Always fuckin sideways!

Weird, it's fine when viewed in Flickr but displays sideways with BBcode

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:05
joy of vaping
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PSA: while those rainbow pedals are rad, the sun bleached all the pink out of mine after 6 months.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:11
puelnewdle
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Verifying sketchy previous measurements, my basket bike ('89 Hardrock Comp) really is spaced at 130mm in back. Installed a $5 105 hub and an 8-speed cassette, and with a little adjustment, the original shifters and 200GS dangler give me all of the cogs. Gonna build a wheel around this soon and treat myself to two more cogs for Xmas

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:12
plop
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New grips and tape, finished off with a twine job using static cord, which I think looks nice. Then I put the whole thing in a box for aeroplane to Mexico.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:24
shane.rrr
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Maybe I missed it but whats in Mexico?

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:28
plop
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I'm spending a good chunk of the winter touring there! I have a pretty open ended plan, but hopefully a pal is going to meet me in Cabo and we'll ride up Baja together.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:32
mdilthey
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(Reply to #17091)

plop wrote:
I'm spending a good chunk of the winter touring there! I have a pretty open ended plan, but hopefully a pal is going to meet me in Cabo and we'll ride up Baja together.

smiley

26/M/41t N/W

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:28
crowding
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(Reply to #17092)

Rusty Piton wrote:
Always fuckin sideways!

Here's the problem, yer camera/phone has an orientation sensor and saves the orientation as metadata in the JPEG. Problem is web browsers generally ignore the flag and show first pixel top left.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:05
akasnowmaaan
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Put studded tires on ALL THE THINGS

Snowaguchi, check - 42c Continental Nordic spike
YT, check - 2.25" Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pros
The fat bike will happen this week - gotta get the tubeless seated again

Then broke my Maxle putting the front wheel back on the YT :-/

Should have said it was just a cross check with different geometry. - Todd

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 18:35
jeffro
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(Reply to #17094)

joy of vaping wrote:
I've got those pedals on sup's commuter to match the rainbow brake housing + it's the thing that everyone complements.

I see what you did, there!

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 18:38
Whippin Skidz
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(Reply to #17095)

plop wrote:
New grips and tape, finished off with a twine job using static cord, which I think looks nice. Then I put the whole thing in a box for aeroplane to Mexico.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 19:05
ThurberMingus
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I got my Vaya 90% taken apart and my sparks-brand National Bikepath Ditherer 90% assembled.

HY: I’m gonna ride it to work tomorrow or Thursday (with mid ride pic and analysis)

Who’s trying to buy a 55 Vaya?

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:42
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #17097)

puelnewdle wrote:
Verifying sketchy previous measurements, my basket bike ('89 Hardrock Comp) really is spaced at 130mm in back. Installed a $5 105 hub and an 8-speed cassette, and with a little adjustment, the original shifters and 200GS dangler give me all of the cogs. Gonna build a wheel around this soon and treat myself to two more cogs for Xmas

does the old wheel have a freewheel or something?

if it's a 6/7 Uniglide freehub, you can just swap over the 8/9/10 Hyperglide freehub body from that 105 hub

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 00:12
puelnewdle
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Yep, original hub with a 6-speed freewheel. The OLD on it is narrower than the frame and it's a pita to get in and bolted up, so was thinking about spacing the axle out to 130 and redishing the wheel instead, but, you know...

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:31
jdsmooth
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Battled a stubborn thread-on freewheel, won.
Installed a sumptuous White Ind FW. So loud.

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 15:19
iwillbe
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Two things!

1. Installed a vented bolt to hold my bb shell cable guide. Washered it with a valve stem nut. Hopefully it will let the frame breathe a little bit.

2. received and installed Wolf Tooth's bottle cage doubler. My bottle cages didn't fit side-by-side, and the bottle cage bosses are an inch too low- the pedals strike the bottom of the cages. I'm going to buy Wolf Tooth's cage position adjuster too, to really get into xPOWERKLUDGEx territory and possibly fix the problem.
If I get this to work, I can use the doublers and my triathlon buttrockets to carry 130 oz of water. A gallon. On the bike! That's six hours of water, unless it's really nightmarishly hot.

All music is just the Eagles with different geometry.

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:04

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