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Jan
29
comment derailleur P-screw/B-screw does absolutely nothing
@DanielRHicks this is the original that shipped with the bike. It is working on a 5sp freewheel, that is also original. Later years that model was used even with a 6sp with the lower one with 2 more teeth. i'm sure it is something dumb i'm doing. or maybe 20+yrs are too much for the components... though i cleaned it up and lubed last year, this is the first time i'm fine tunning it. Edit, yes i read the parktool guide and others. i'm 4days into this :( with lots of reading in between. the B-Screw/P-screw does zero. nada. nothing.
Jan
29
asked derailleur P-screw/B-screw does absolutely nothing
Jan
27
comment Is this a puncture protection thing?
update if anyone interested: decided to get a slimer, slicker tire for the rear. couldn't get a decent slick with puncture protection for less than $80 here, so I just reused that thing. in the new tire. installation was nothing like the sheldon page seems it look like. you just slide it there, fill the tube and it stays in place. I just cut it to length. pretty easy. it is easy to feel it trhu the slick tire to make sure it is in place before you pump. overall it was 10x easier than installing the rim tape properly.
Jan
8
accepted Is this a puncture protection thing?
Jan
8
comment Is this a puncture protection thing?
i couldn't agree with you more. but besides the price, i don't want to be too wasteful. the knobbies (they are actually hybrids) are perfect, and replacing with slicks would do little on performance for a commuter since there is no rain where I live (when I say that I only care about stopping power performance and safety, since i want the worst performer bike as I want the exercise on the commute). So i just keep them and avoid buying/trashing what i don't really need to.
Jan
6
comment Lighter bike slower than a heavier bike, possible reasons?
If it also felt harder to ride, my guess is seat post height in relation to bottom of pedal travel. For me it have to be really tall, but when i leave it lower for slow travels in busy streets, i get tired twice as fast, and nowhere close to my usual speed... but it is more comfortable to stop and go on each red light.
Jan
6
comment Is this a puncture protection thing?
Thanks. I decided to buy new back tires only, puncture resistant slicks, thinner than what i had before. and will keep to run the old fat knobies with that liner on the front. seems to be a good economical compromise
Jan
6
awarded  Self-Learner
Jan
6
revised Is this a puncture protection thing?
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Jan
5
answered Is this a puncture protection thing?
Jan
5
revised Is this a puncture protection thing?
removed a side question... not really clever to have two questions... also the answer to that second question is at http://sheldonbrown.com/flats.html#rimtape
Jan
5
asked Is this a puncture protection thing?
Jan
5
comment Does valve stem diameter matter for my rims?
Awesome info. thanks everyone! I just took the tube out of the tire (1st flat since i got that vintage bike), and it turned out to have a rip exactly where the valve meets the rim... so i will pay close attention to this! I like the rubber gasket idea better (right on last pic), but i will probably use the metal (center on last pic) for a while since it came with the cheap kendra tube i had lying around.
Jan
5
accepted Does valve stem diameter matter for my rims?
Jan
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asked Does valve stem diameter matter for my rims?
Jul
30
revised How to achieve an always clean chain
spelling.
Jul
30
comment How to achieve an always clean chain
but on the other hand, cleaning too often will make you waste more time than you would need to work and buy a new expensive set :)
Jun
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Mar
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awarded  Popular Question
Feb
20
comment What should I use to lubricate a freehub?
just a note, i'm still to try to slick honey grease. never found it selling for less than it's weight in gold so far. until then i will keep with the other name brands.