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Will this bike fit me?
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Tire help
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Fork lube (+ others)
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  I need help
Posted by: lupacexi - 09-12-2018, 03:21 AM - Forum: General Questions - No Replies

My sons bike works fine if the front fork / handlebar is reversed but will hardly move at all when is it is turned in the right direction

I know nothing about bikes. Is something simple?

Thanks.


  Repair Stands
Posted by: TallRider67 - 08-30-2018, 05:53 AM - Forum: General Questions - No Replies

Can anyone recommend a good repair stand, sturdy, for $100 or less?  Love Park, but out of my budget for now.


  Replace 14-28T Sprocket With a 13-28T Sprocket?
Posted by: Eugbug - 07-17-2018, 02:14 PM - Forum: Chain, Chainrings & Sprockets - No Replies

Would there be any issues with one less tooth on the high gear as regards shifting or otherwise?


  Rim Wear - How do I Know When It's Excessive?
Posted by: Eugbug - 07-09-2018, 11:39 AM - Forum: Wheels & Hubs - No Replies

How can I tell whether my rims are worn to the extent that they're liable to split from tyre pressure? They've had about 7000 miles of travel but the wear depth is probably 1/4 mm. It could be more, but since the pads have worn all over the width of the rim, there's no unworn section to compare it to. I could measure the thickness with a micrometer.


  Shimano SPD
Posted by: limey - 06-23-2018, 11:02 PM - Forum: General Questions - No Replies

I use Shimano SPD pedals with Shimano cleats to match. My problem is with how tight they are, even after a year of use. I have them adjusted to the lightest pressure, but it is almost impossible to get any 'float' ( I have the cleats that are supposed to float). Also, unclipping is a violent act, fortunately I have not had to do an emergency unclip. I have even tried to shave a little off the walking rubber, cos the pressure between the rubber and the pedal platform seems to be the base of the float problem - didn't work. I have changed cleats three times, but it's always the same. Is this normal.


  Help.. Rear derailleur wrong position?
Posted by: Quixoticish - 06-06-2018, 06:56 PM - Forum: Derailleurs & Shifters - No Replies

I've tried searching for YouTube assistance but to no avail. Cycled to the shops this morning and the gears weren't functioning, had a look and something has gone horribly wrong. It's as though the chain is suddenly inches longer than it should be and it isn't holding any tension unless the derailleur sits all the way back (image attached) almost so the chain is touching itself as it travels through. Is this an easy fix or will it need replacing?
[Image: IMG_20180606_193734.jpg]


  Brake constantly touching on one side
Posted by: dude - 05-10-2018, 09:02 AM - Forum: Brakes & Levers - No Replies

I have this case where a front brake reopens itself only to one side, which causes the pad on the other side to rub against the wheel.

I made sure it's properly screwed to the frame and the pads are at equal distance before braking, but as soon as I brake, the problem is back.

By the way, I have a doubt about this brake, because there's another problem which may explain the first: I can't pull the tensor down without creating a 90° angle in the cable (see 2nd photo, that's before using the tensor). I'm wondering if someone may have installed a rear brake at the front of this bike.

Thanks

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JVsKJhXsERhBN5-9FMYU7bUUAbvN6j33/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15HG38TEysc-UTgYu_A2PI29zTo05E572/view?usp=sharing


  Bike fit
Posted by: JFM - 04-21-2018, 04:01 PM - Forum: General Questions - Replies (1)

I'm 71 yrs old.  I stand 5'6''. For 11 yrs I a rode a hybrid with a 17.5 in frame, before that a mountain bike. I am looking at a Fugi Aboslute , which they call a flat bar road bike. When I test road the 17'' frame I felt as if my knees were going to hit my chest. The 19 '' frame felt much better. I am confused as to which bike will be a better fit for me. Any thoughts????


  Chains
Posted by: JFM - 02-23-2018, 03:42 PM - Forum: Chain, Chainrings & Sprockets - Replies (1)

Just bought a new bike. It has a KMC H700 8speed chain and I am would like to know if, when the time comes and the chain must be replaced, I could replace it with a Sram PC 850 8 speed chain that I have on hand.


  Wheel compatibility
Posted by: JFM - 02-21-2018, 09:34 PM - Forum: Wheels & Hubs - Replies (1)

Am thinking of buying a new bike and was wondering if anyone could tell me if the wheel,that I use on my trainer would fit on the new bike. The wheel in question is an XRIMS y2000 622x20 6061-T6. It has a Shimano CS H631-8 Cassette on it. I use it on an 08 Trek 7200. I am thinking about buying a Fuji Absolute 1.9 and am wondering if this wheel will fit as is.


  Cleats
Posted by: limey - 11-25-2017, 05:40 PM - Forum: General Questions - No Replies

I have terrible luck with the the rubber cushions on cleats. Because I kept wearing out the rubber inserts on Red cleats, I changed to Shimano PD pedals. Now I have problems with the little yellow pads falling off those cleats!! My question : Is it because I buy the $5.00 deals on EBay? If I go for the $18/20.00 sets will I solve my problem? I don't mind paying the higher price if it cures the problem, but they all look the same and I don't want to pay the extra and get the same thing.


  Will this bike fit me?
Posted by: amandasmile - 10-20-2017, 07:55 AM - Forum: General Questions - No Replies

Tha hồ thưởng thức những món ăn hấp dẫn khi vi vu tại phố Hội

Đến du lịch tại phố cổ Hội An xinh đẹp, ngoài cơ hội khám phá những không gian kiến trúc cổ kính, thăm thú các làng nghề thủ công truyền thống độc đáo thì những món ăn hấp dẫn tại đây sẽ khiến bạn phải mê mẩn đấy. Cùng Tour Ha Noi Da Nang 3 ngay 2 dem thưởng thức ngay những món ăn đó trong bài viết dưới đây thôi nào!

Cao lầu

Món ăn đầu tiên mà King Travel muốn giới thiệu đến các bạn đó chính là cao lầu, một món ăn đã làm nên tên tuổi, gắn liền với phố cổ Hội An. Đây là món ăn có nét khá giống mỳ Quảng khi ít nước dùng nhưng được ăn cùng giá trần, bì lợn chiên giòn, thịt xá xíu, tóp mỡ. Những sợi cao lầu có màu vàng nâu, mềm dai đặc sắc. Cao lầu sẽ ăn cùng một đĩa rau sống thơm ngon, vắt thêm tí chần và một ít nước tương, bạn đã có thể thưởng thức ngay rồi đấy. Các địa điểm bán cao lầu nổi tiếng tại Hội An mà bạn có thể ghé qua thưởng thức như 87 Trần Phú hay 26 Thái Phiên.

Cơm gà

Tiếp đến phải kể đến cơm gà, một món ngon khác tại phố Hội mà bạn nhất định phải thưởng thức. Món ăn hấp dẫn du khách ngay từ cái nhìn đầu tiên bởi màu sắc vô cùng hài hòa và nổi bật. ĐÓ là màu vàng tươi của cơm được nấu bằng nước luộc gà thơm lừng, màu xanh của rau sống, trắng của hành tây và màu trắng ngà ngà của thịt gà luộc hấp dẫn, nổi bật là vài lát ớt đỏ tươi. Nếm thử món ăn này, bạn sẽ cảm nhận được độ dẻo thơm của cơm, thịt gà mềm ngọt cùng rau thơm tươi ngon hấp dẫn đấy. Bạn có thể dễ dàng tìm thấy những quán cơm gà ngon như quán bà Buội số 22 Phan Châu Trinh, quán bà Nga hay quán cô Hương.

Mì Quảng

Có lẽ mì Quảng là món ăn đã quá quen thuộc với du khách vì nó không chỉ là đặc sản của Hội An mà là của cả Quảng Nam và Đà Nẵng, là món ăn khiến nhiều người con xa quê luôn nhớ và ao ước được tận hưởng hương vị này. Một tô mì Quảng thơm ngon tròn vị sẽ bao gồm những sợi mì trắng mềm là từ bột gạo ngon, nhân gồm các loại tùy theo ý thức của người dùng, có thể là tôm, thịt heo, gà, cá lóc, lươn, bò,.. và nước lèo được chan ít. Ăn kèm với đó không thể thiếu một đĩa rau sống tươi ngon, vài miềng bánh tráng nướng giòn tan, vắt thêm tí chanh cùng vài lát ớt. Tất cả thành phần sẽ hòa quyện vào nhau tạo nên một hương vị vô cùng khó quên đấy. Bạn có thể tha hồ thưởng thức món ăn này trên các con đường như Thái Phiên, Trần Phú hay khu Cẩm Hà.

Hoành thánh

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Đến Hội An thưởng thức món hoành thánh tuyệt vời

Món ăn hấp dẫn kế tiếp mà tour du lịch Đà Nẵng giá rẻ muốn giới thiệu đến bạn đó chính là hoành thánh. Món ăn độc đáo này có ba dạng là chiên, súp và mì. Nguyên liệu chính để tạo nên món ăn tuyệt vời này đó chính là bột mỳ, tôm và trứng gà. Các nguyên liệu sau khi được nhào vào với nhau sẽ đem ủ lên măng sau đó cán mỏng và cắt thành những ô nhỏ để làm vỏ bánh, bọc lấy phần nhân là tôm được giã nhuyễn, tẩm ướp đầy đủ gia vị. Những chiếc bánh hoành thánh sau khi nặn xong sẽ được nấy cùng nấm rơm, cà chua và nước dùng thơm mùi lá dứa. Món ăn hấp dẫn này sẽ được ăn kèm với một đĩa cải non xanh mơn mởn đấy. Còn chờ đợi gì mà không vi vu ngay đến Hội An để có cơ hội thưởng thức món ăn hết sảy này nào! Bạn có thể tham khảo tại đây: https://kingtravel.tv/thue-xe/bang-gia-cho-thue-xe-du-lich-4-7-9-16-29-45-cho-tai-ha-noi-gia-re/

Bánh mì ngon nhất thế giới

Bánh mì Hội An đã được không ít các tạp chí, các chuyên gia nổi tiếng thế giới ca ngợi là món bánh mì ngon nhất thế giới. Bánh mì ở đây hấp dẫn bởi các nguyên liệu đặc sắc bên trong chiếc bánh mì với thịt nướng, pate, chả lụa, rau thơm, đồ chua, nước sốt đặc biệt được pha chế theo công thức gia truyền. Khi cắn một miếng bánh, bạn sẽ cảm nhận được ngay lớp vỏ bánh giòn rụm, phần nhân béo bùi kết hợp với nhau một cách vô cùng hoàn hảo. Du khách nước ngoài khi đến du lịch tại Hội An đều rất thích thú khi thưởng thức món ăn này. Bạn có thể tha hồ thưởng thức tại bánh mì Bà Phượng hoặc bánh mì Madam Khánh nhé!

Bánh ướt cuốn thịt nướng

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Đừng bỏ lỡ món bánh ướt cuốn thịt nướng hết sảy

Món ăn hấp dẫn này được bán nhiều nhất vào mỗi buổi chiều và tối ở bờ sông Hoài, con đường ăn đêm của phố cổ. Món ăn hấp dẫn bởi những miếng bánh ướt mỏng dánh, mềm dai, thịt nướng thơm lừng, hấp dẫn ăn cùng rau sống tươi ngon và một chén nước mắm được pha chế cầu kì, độc đáo. Đúng là sẽ không còn gì bằng khi được tận hưởng hương vị thơm lừng của thịt nướng, hòa cùng bánh cuốn dai ngon cùng nước mắm chua cay mặn ngọt hấp dẫn đâu các bạn ạ!

Bên cạnh đó tại phố Hội vẫn còn vô vàn những món ăn khác vô cùng hấp dẫn mà bạn có thể khám phá như bánh bèo, bánh xèo, bánh vạc, chè bắp, hến xào,…tha hồ cho bạn khám phá đấy. Còn chần chừ gì mà không tham gia ngay các tour du lịch hấp dẫn cùng King Travel thôi nào. Bên cạnh đó, nếu có thời gian thì đừng quên vi vu đến hòn đảo xinh đẹp cùng Tour du lich Da Nang 3 ngay 2 dem nhé!


  Tire help
Posted by: RichieSteele - 10-19-2017, 01:52 PM - Forum: Wheels & Hubs - No Replies

Hey everyone, new here, and also new to riding bikes. After 29 years, I finally learned to ride and after a month of riding, this morning my tire messed up.

I'm still not sure what happened (and forgive me for not knowing the proper names of specific parts)

Here's a picture of the damage, hopefully someone can explain to me what happened and how it can be fixed? Much appreciation. If this is something I can repair myself that'd be great, but if you all think it's best to just take it to a shop I can do that too, I just don't have much money to spare and the only bike shop near me has very odd hours so it's hard to get there at the right time.

Thanks in advance! Happy riding!



edit* sorry, new here and not sure how to post images. Here's the links:

https://ibb.co/jUQqT6

https://ibb.co/b6Z0T6

https://ibb.co/mHz0T6


  Fork lube (+ others)
Posted by: ishvii - 10-17-2017, 12:11 PM - Forum: Lubrication - Replies (2)

Hi guys,

Totally new to bike maintenance. I recently moved countries and had to disassemble my bike to move it. I'm putting it back together now and need to make sure I've got all the tools I need to do a decent job. The fork had a thick white substance on the silver metal in the attached pictures. I'm not sure what this is and need to find a replacement.

[Image: J8VQ03d.jpg]

[Image: XDNGXQU.jpg]

Any idea what lube I need for that? Any other suggestions for lubricants I'll need for the bike would be welcome too. It's a Trek DS hybrid bike.

Thanks!


  Shimano FH-1055 Rear hub assembly
Posted by: flor1n - 10-10-2017, 11:08 AM - Forum: Wheels & Hubs - No Replies

Hi there,

I have an old Shimano FH-1055 hub which I have dismounted it and now I cannot figure out the order of reassembly for the spacers/cones/washers (I know, stupid me that I have not take care in the first place)

The biggest issue is on the cassette side where I have 4 or 5 separate pieces.
Not sure if relevant but note that the cassete is 7 speed and has no dirt seal (like I saw on other cassettes).

For reference this is the hub
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MvkAAOxyVLNS9Sv1/s-l1600.jpg
http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=7fc3b1a3-088a-44f2-b184-63c1c3946964&Enum=110

Is there any chance some of you have an "exploded" schema of the hub.

Thanks.


  Problem with my Front Derailleur on my Bike
Posted by: CUDAcores89 - 10-09-2017, 10:39 PM - Forum: Derailleurs & Shifters - Replies (1)

I've got a problem with the front derailleur on my 21 speed mountain bike. The bikes chain keeps moving to gear one or even slipping off the chain entirely on the front when I try to ride it. I use this bike to get around my college campus, so I use this bike every day, so I need this bike to work.

The bike in question is a 1996 Marin bolinas ridge mountain bike I got at a garage sale years ago for $25. The bike has been working great so far, except for today.

After doing some research my bike uses a Shimano atlus bottom bracket Front derailleur. I think I figured out the problem, I just need to know what tools I will need to fix this or if it's even worth my time.

I believe the problem is the bottom bracket for the derailleur is not flush right up against the bike frame, so the whole front derailleur is at a weird angle. The derailleur cage then pushes the chain to a low gear of even off the gears entirely.

Here is the bottom bracket at the weird angle:

https://imgur.com/CdmUnEn

If I push my hand on the derailleur and make the bottom bracket totally flush, the cage no longer hits the chain and the bike shifts gears normally.

https://imgur.com/CvLAw7K

Also, this is my ghetto way of solving this problem for now:

https://imgur.com/eIE8HUt

Since I am in college, I have no tools whatsoever. I think I have a screwdriver in a drawer somewhere but that's it. All my tools are at my parents house right now. Now I had two things on hand that I could use to fix this, a wood chip and some tape. I shoved the wood chip in-between the derailleur cage to force the cage out of the way, so the cage no longer hits the chain. This will probably only last a few days, and Obviously I can't shift the front gears anymore.

How can I fix this? Also what tools will I need to fix this? Any help would be very much appreciated.


  Unbend old bike
Posted by: dude - 10-09-2017, 06:35 PM - Forum: Frame & Forks - No Replies

I have a very old (and very good looking) bike.

The only problem is that the head has been bent by a shock.

I'm wondering what would be the least suicidal approach to try to straighten it back without breaking it.

Should I just try to hit it with a sledge hammer or should I try a slow solution like stick it into some corner and bend it, should I heat it up,...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By-S838OebDHdzhueHI5Vm05T2M/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By-S838OebDHaTFDYzYyR201Zzg/view?usp=sharing

Thanks


  Front Derailleur/Shifter Problem
Posted by: kazz - 10-06-2017, 02:28 AM - Forum: Derailleurs & Shifters - No Replies

I'm brand new to bike maintenance, and I have incredible difficulty getting my front derailleur to shift into the third (highest) gear, and then staying there. I don't know if the problem is with the shifter or the derailleur, and I would really appreciate any help.

derailleur: shimano (that's all I know about it)
shifter: a cheapy gradient thumb-knob shifter. No clicks, no numbers, just a - and +
[EDIT: after some further reading, I discovered the more accurate term is "friction" shifter.]

Problem: as I move the shifter up, it becomes increasingly stiff toward the high gear. I can usually crank it all the way up until the derailleur moves the chain to the highest gear, but then once I let go of the knob, the derailleur bounces back to the second gear.

Here's what I've done so far:
- checked that the derailleur was between 1 - 2mm above the biggest cog and parallel to the chain
- replaced entire cable and housing (housing was cracked anyway)
- adjusted the high limit screw until it fell out (I put it back in, of course, but left it really loose)
- adjusted the cable tension (see below)

I adjusted the cable tension several times, but it didn't correct the problem. When I loosened it part way, the only difference was that I could move the knob a little higher on the shifter before it started getting stiff, but it was still just as hard to move the derailleur all they way over. When I loosened it significantly, of course, there wasn't enough tension to move the derailleur at all.

I also took apart the shifter and it didn't appear that anything was broken, but I've never seen the inside of a [friction] shifter before, so I don't know if anything was wrong with it.

If anyone has any advice, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.


  where to start?
Posted by: debrichard - 10-03-2017, 04:30 PM - Forum: Derailleurs & Shifters - No Replies

Bought a bike from our neighbor for my husband, 1990ish Schwinn Woodland. When he tried to ride it, realized it doesn't shift gears at all. Where do we start to look at what could be wrong?


  My derailleur is out of place
Posted by: sodej - 09-29-2017, 07:02 PM - Forum: Derailleurs & Shifters - No Replies

I fell from my bike at quite the speed, I got injured pretty badly and this happened to my bike as well, is there a way to fix this or do I need to replace

https://imgur.com/a/xlGbC




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