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Blacksail wrote:
What does the tarckbear mean? I'm still new, fuck me.

So am I.
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Mon, 02/23/2009 - 02:45
Blacksail
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LOaded wrote:
Blacksail wrote:
What does the tarckbear mean? I'm still new, fuck me.

So am I.
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wat

Mon, 02/23/2009 - 02:56
bloodbath
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Petr5 wrote:
chromoly is steel too. You'll want to put a clear coat over it.

Or get it anodized! hell yeah

will just a rusteoleum spray can clear coat suffice?

splatter ano frame... maybe i will do it

Mon, 02/23/2009 - 02:58
SUPERVEEPS
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Clear coat over bare metal won't prevent rust. I mean, it will a little but not completely. I would go with a same-color primer and topcoat combo, like black/black or grey/grey. Or get it powdercoated, but only if the frame is worth more than the cost of the powdercoat and you plan on keeping it for a while. Whichever way you go, several coats of wax on top is always a good idea.

Mon, 02/23/2009 - 03:44
mander
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Blacksail wrote:
What does the tarckbear mean? I'm still new, fuck me.

It means "not welcome" smiley smiley

Mon, 02/23/2009 - 04:18
Janderson
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SuperVillain wrote:
Clear coat over bare metal won't prevent rust. I mean, it will a little but not completely.

This. The rust underneath will still continue to spread.

Mon, 02/23/2009 - 10:34
halbritt
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bloodbath wrote:
Petr5 wrote:
chromoly is steel too. You'll want to put a clear coat over it.

Or get it anodized! hell yeah

will just a rusteoleum spray can clear coat suffice?

splatter ano frame... maybe i will do it

Steel can't be anodized. Steel will rust if left exposed. You could clean up the rust with steel wool and wax the bare frame. That would probably work pretty well.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Mon, 02/23/2009 - 12:05
Petr5
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Dammit, you guys quoted my anodizing steel bit so many times...

Sneaky Viking wrote:
"Your bike sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Mon, 02/23/2009 - 12:19
SUPERVEEPS
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Let there be no doubt, Petr5 thinks steel can be anodized.

Mon, 02/23/2009 - 12:33
Captain Gnarlock
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SuperVillain wrote:
Let there be no doubt, Petr5 thinks steel can be anodized.

I too read this on the internets.

Mon, 02/23/2009 - 12:35
halbritt
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Petr5 wrote:
Dammit, you guys quoted my anodizing steel bit so many times...

Well, you could try to anodize it. It's just that steel has an interesting reaction when you dip it in sulfuric acid and then run current through it. It dissolves. Would be the ultimate weight weenie frame.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Mon, 02/23/2009 - 12:35
Petr5
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bastards smiley

Sneaky Viking wrote:
"Your bike sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Mon, 02/23/2009 - 12:54
ShinyTravisto
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Is there a household product I can use to clean my chain? Feelin lazy and don't wanna go to store for simple green. Contemplating just doing a quick lube then ride, clean and re-lube...

Mon, 02/23/2009 - 22:37
TimArchyLime
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Gasoline right? Maybe diesel? Something like that.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 05:10
mander
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Dish soap and hot water.

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 05:49
zombie

Tree sap and baby oil.

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 10:53
ShinyTravisto
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zombie wrote:
Tree sap and baby oil.

Now it sounds like I'm ridin' on a cloud!

I just re-lubed it til I get to the store, sounds a lot better now.

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 14:06
hambeki
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I've used paint thinner. Kerosene works too. Old school.

And Petr, you can't anodize steel.

MoonCat wrote:
All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 14:10
Brvn

I can't figure out how to properly route a cable through this brake lever I just purchased.

Who's surprised? I'm not.

I'll return with pictures for you to mspaint on later.

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 17:19
hambeki
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What kind of brake lever is it?

MoonCat wrote:
All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 17:50
Brvn

1. I dont even know what these are for.

2. How do I hold this end in place

3. Is this supposed to even do anything, because it doesnt seem to.

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 19:17
Cap-Cap
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wow

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 19:22
asterisk
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Cable end (round nub) goes in the lever in the opposite direction that you have it there.

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 19:22
Cap-Cap
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this is what you want to see

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 19:31
Brvn

Its already been established Im easily the worst poster here, but thanks Ill give that a try in asec.

My level of zen is just so high brakes make no sense to me bra.

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 19:41
Toast
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you have housing, yes?

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 19:42
asterisk
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Take some time and read up at ParkTool about brake installation.

Tue, 02/24/2009 - 19:44
bexley
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What are these wire things?

Wed, 02/25/2009 - 07:14
saintstoffel
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Why this is a collection of odd things. Toe clips, a bell, a bunch of screws and water bottle holder things?

Wed, 02/25/2009 - 23:57
pirate
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That is truly a random assortment of crap.
The wire things are tire scrapers. They mount behind the brake bolt and drag lightly on the tire. Supposedly they brush off glass and stuff before they work their way into your tire, but in reality they don't do anything. You only really see them on old bikes.

Machines were mice and men were lions once upon a time, but now that its the opposite it's twice upon a time.

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 00:06
Scalawag
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What tool do you guys use for changing a cog? I've surprisingly never had to do this.

Also, come warmer weather I wanna overhaul clean my bike... Aside from just like lubing the chain and wiping down the frame, do you guys do any sort of routine of disassembling shit and cleaning it out?

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 12:45
guggles
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(Reply to #382)

Scalawag wrote:
What tool do you guys use for changing a cog? I've surprisingly never had to do this.

Also, come warmer weather I wanna overhaul clean my bike... Aside from just like lubing the chain and wiping down the frame, do you guys do any sort of routine of disassembling shit and cleaning it out?

CHainwhip.
also rebuilding all headsets, BB's and hubs after a season a good Idea if you want your bike to last. dont forget to regrease the seat post and most threads and bolts to prevent siezing.

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 12:51
Scalawag
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alright, i'll definitely need to look into how to do all that but i'm up for the job. i love taking shit apart so long as i'm confident in what i'm doing.

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 13:16
Cap-Cap
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^^parktool, sheldon, and zinn's book are all great sources of knowledge

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 13:23
barba
(Reply to #385)

Scalawag wrote:
alright, i'll definitely need to look into how to do all that but i'm up for the job. i love taking shit apart so long as i'm confident in what i'm doing.

I find working on bikes to be a big part of the appeal of the hobby. I think you will find it is easy to pick up the basics unless you are really mechanically inept. Just take it easy on fasteners and when in doubt use more grease.

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 13:28
Petr5
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(Reply to #386)

barba wrote:
Scalawag wrote:
alright, i'll definitely need to look into how to do all that but i'm up for the job. i love taking shit apart so long as i'm confident in what i'm doing.

I find working on bikes to be a big part of the appeal of the hobby. I think you will find it is easy to pick up the basics unless you are really mechanically inept. Just take it easy on fasteners and when in doubt use more grease.

That's my favorite part. riding is hard.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
"Your bike sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 13:33
Scalawag
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Yeah, I used to work on my friend's BMX bikes when I was younger though granted it was all very minor... But I love maintaining shit. I just get worried with like the headset and bottom bracket cuz I don't wanna significantly fuck anything up precision wise.

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 13:38
CeeGee
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(Reply to #388)

Scalawag wrote:
What tool do you guys use for changing a cog? I've surprisingly never had to do this.

Also, come warmer weather I wanna overhaul clean my bike... Aside from just like lubing the chain and wiping down the frame, do you guys do any sort of routine of disassembling shit and cleaning it out?

rotafix. Just turn the wheel in the opposite direction to get the cog off. You'll also need a lockring tool to take off and put on the lockring. I've changed my cog a number of times and rotafix works perfectly. Its definitely worth it to go ahead and buy a lockring wrench though instead of trying to secure the lockring some other way

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 13:38
kevinwulf
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(Reply to #389)

Scalawag wrote:
Yeah, I used to work on my friend's BMX bikes when I was younger though granted it was all very minor... But I love maintaining shit. I just get worried with like the headset and bottom bracket cuz I don't wanna significantly fuck anything up precision wise.

The brianforums diys by 165/pitboss on bottom brackets and headsets are pretty good with nice pictures and stuff (though, more often than not, I prefer to replace the bearings rather than re-use because I know I won't be doing this again for a while). Anyway, here's the links:
Bottom bracket
Headset

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 17:14
bward1028

stupid question-
any problems using 10 speed chainrings with nine speed stuff? chain and derailleurs etc

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 20:17
barba
(Reply to #391)

bward1028 wrote:
stupid question-
any problems using 10 speed chainrings with nine speed stuff? chain and derailleurs etc

No problems.

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 20:37
Scalawag
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(Reply to #392)

wotan wrote:
Scalawag wrote:
Yeah, I used to work on my friend's BMX bikes when I was younger though granted it was all very minor... But I love maintaining shit. I just get worried with like the headset and bottom bracket cuz I don't wanna significantly fuck anything up precision wise.

The brianforums diys by 165/pitboss on bottom brackets and headsets are pretty good with nice pictures and stuff (though, more often than not, I prefer to replace the bearings rather than re-use because I know I won't be doing this again for a while). Anyway, here's the links:
Bottom bracket
Headset

That's awesomely helpful, except I have a threadless headset not threaded... So I assume that is dramatically different. :\

Fri, 02/27/2009 - 00:14
asterisk
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Not really, the internals are the same. Just no top nut on a threadless headset, just a stem. Read through here for a description.

Fri, 02/27/2009 - 00:32
Scalawag
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Cool. I'll read up.

Another dumb one:

AFAIK, and someone feel free to correct me on this, IRO chainrings are 1/8", no?

Because I have an IRO crankset with a 3/32" cog. I feel as though I'd be better off running a 1/8" cog just for consistency's sake... is this a good idea or even going to make a difference?

Fri, 02/27/2009 - 01:08
GoodEyeSniper
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How do I find out what size my fucking chain, cog, and chainring are? I think they're 3/32 but I have no clue, I googled the shit it says on my chain, but it came up with KMZ chains sold in both sizes, so that didn't help. The shitty stock cog and chainring don't say anything on them, either.

Fri, 02/27/2009 - 02:02
pirate
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what bike is it

Machines were mice and men were lions once upon a time, but now that its the opposite it's twice upon a time.

Fri, 02/27/2009 - 02:05
GoodEyeSniper
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It's a bikesdirect Motobecane Messenger. the site says 3/32. But I remember back when I was shopping around people got BD bikes with an assortment of sizes, even if it only named one size on the site.

Edit: I think the hardware stayed true to the website, but the chains often varied. since 1/8 chains works on 3/32 I guess...

Fri, 02/27/2009 - 02:12
pirate
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(Reply to #398)

oh, well in that case take it to a shop and ask if they have an old 3/32 chain in the trash and see if it will fit on the cog and chainring. If it doesn't its 1/8.

Machines were mice and men were lions once upon a time, but now that its the opposite it's twice upon a time.

Fri, 02/27/2009 - 02:14
GoodEyeSniper
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how about determining my chain size? That way if I see that it currently has 3/32 I'll know for sure, too. smiley

Fri, 02/27/2009 - 02:17
patrick
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Is it okay if my lockring is a little too wide and sticks out past the threads on the hub a little? I have that shit on lockdown now and everything is nice and tight, but the lockring is just really wide.

Fri, 02/27/2009 - 02:47

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