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location Bozeman
age 29
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seen Mar 20 at 22:24

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Dec
27
comment Why is my freewheel slipping?
Hub wasn't slipping consistently and wasn't acting up in the shop when I brought it in. They said servicing would be more expensive than replacing as I understand this hub was rather budget. They typically try the cheapest route whenever possible even when it's a little less convenient so I don't think they were too lazy to do the work.
Dec
9
comment Why is my freewheel slipping?
Took the to bike shop, new free-hub pending. Giving you solution.
Dec
6
comment Why is my freewheel slipping?
Nope, needs to be loaded up with resistance from the road. Even then it's very intermittent. Mainly occurs during mash from a standstill. Maybe one bang/clunk every 20-30 starts from a stop. Only occurs after a coast/backspin. Bike spins fine at a cadence >60 rpm.
Dec
6
comment Why is my freewheel slipping?
Bike gets relatively low miles as my commute is about 1 mi. each direction but the abuse of the weather is significant. I have the opportunity to bring it inside for periodic repairs, but moving it in/outside daily isn't a real option. Many times the bike won't dry out for weeks on end. The bike has a freehub not a freewheel, thanks for highlighting this article. It's a single speed so a single cog rather than a cassette. Seat tube usually has stagnant water so the frame/bb connection is usally suspect but I just replaced the BB within the last 6 months so I don't think it's failing.
Jan
29
comment Do I need a separate dishing tool for building wheels with park tool TS-2.2 truing stand?
Great answer, and alignment advice.
Jan
29
comment Do I need a separate dishing tool for building wheels with park tool TS-2.2 truing stand?
Maybe I'm missing something but I think if you have a misaligned stand then flipping the wheel will only show your stand is out of alignment, not that your wheel is dished correctly/incorrectly.
Jan
28
comment Do I need a separate dishing tool for building wheels with park tool TS-2.2 truing stand?
I too have built wheels using the TS-2 and like you haven't needed to adjust dish when checked against my dishing tool. Bottom line is a dishing tool costs more or less the same as an alignment tool with a higher degree of accuracy per the manufacturers specs.
Jan
28
comment Do I need a separate dishing tool for building wheels with park tool TS-2.2 truing stand?
From the link you provided: The 1554-1 will help align the TS-2 stand, but for accurate work with the TS-2, working with a dishing tool such as the WAG-4 or WAG-5 is recommended.
Jan
23
comment How to avoid turning the spokes while tuning the wheel
I saw somewhere adding little bits of tape to the spokes to act as flags. By using the above technique and flags as a visual aid you can make sure you are ending each adjustment with non-twisted spokes.
Jan
22
comment What is causing noise/vibration high power input on right hand (drive side) crank?
LBS took out the BB re-greased and re-tightened. The issue is gone.
Dec
3
comment voltage of lighting system
Perhaps better handled by electronics.stackexchange.com?
Nov
28
comment Can I store my mountain bike + suspension hanging from the front wheel for the winter (in an unheated garage)?
I don't know the answer to your question but if clearance is an issue, you can likely take your wheel and/or fork off and hang by handle bars if you find pulling on the shock could cause damage.
Nov
19
comment Breaking spokes on adult tricycle
I mostly agree with you. I think the original wheel may have been poorly built, or sustained major trauma which critically stressed many or all of the spokes. They are failing one by one just as they would if the wheel were old. It's hard to say without seeing the riding style, but I find it difficult to believe a 200+ lb, 60 women on a tricycle is putting the wheel through that much torture. The biggest stress is her weight which is split between 3 26" wheels. The lateral stress much be larger than on a bicycle, but it can't be that much larger.
Nov
14
comment What is causing noise/vibration high power input on right hand (drive side) crank?
I think the noise started a week or two after the last visit. The LBS did a quick adjustment on the brakes, and replaced the BB as I stated. There is no chain guard only the chain ring guard which is part of the crankset assembly. I don't have a torque wrench so I may need to make another LBS visit.
Nov
14
comment What is causing noise/vibration high power input on right hand (drive side) crank?
It's not the brakes. The noise isn't right, the vibration is too mechanical and precise and the resistance is too slight. I will check my axle lugs. In the past when I've had axle's slip the condition deteriorated rapidly and the axle position would not rebound as nicely. The issue I'm experiencing has been going on for nearly 2 weeks and seems quite stable.
Nov
12
comment Why are hand-built wheels considered to be better than machine-built wheels?
Checked and re-trued manually*
Nov
11
comment Why are hand-built wheels considered to be better than machine-built wheels?
I agree with all of the above. In addition it should be know that "machine built" wheels are checked and re-trued in some factories anyways. I think as you noted a machine is unable to deal with unusual circumstances, and I think the number of cycles of re-truing and stressing spokes is a major player in the need for a human hand. I heartily agree with your comment about price reduction and quality.
Nov
9
comment What difference does the range of gear size matter?
This answer does not address the question.
Nov
8
comment Is it difficult to do a post-break-in wheel tune-up?
It's more than just tightening the ones that feel loose. Making an adjustment like that can have a ripple effect on both roundness and true of the wheel.
Nov
5
comment How can I find an adult-sized passenger trailer?
How about a pedicab?