Added reply in a thread help with crank removal!! 4/21/2020 6:22 PM

Aside from this thread being hilarious, the method he mentioned is known, proven and used by a lot of people. The Thunderbolts are based on a locking taper design. A slight sideways knock like a bunnyhop will, assuming they're properly greased, release ... more »

Added reply in a thread Mag wheels 4/20/2020 6:28 AM

Ha! Pasta boy's back!

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Started new thread Page layout 4/16/2020 5:48 PM

There's something strange going on with the page layout on this thread: [link] I've seen it on one or two other threads recently but can't recall which ones; I just assumed it was a partially loaded page due to poor connection.

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Added reply in a thread are tripod seats bad? 4/16/2020 5:34 PM

Those angle adjustments that nobody ever actually uses? Anybody I've ever met just slaps the seat on, bolts it in and calls it good enough. As long as it's in the ballpark, you're not going to notice much difference. Tripod, without the spacer, is set ... more »

Added reply in a thread are tripod seats bad? 4/16/2020 3:25 PM

Running the same tripod seatpost and seat for the past 4 years without any issues.

Added reply in a thread Can't figure out how to pegs hard 180 4/15/2020 6:23 AM

From a double peg, you just have to rip it around and try to move as far away from the rail as you can get.

Added reply in a thread Spoke Sizes? 4/14/2020 5:29 PM

Get both sides to the same tension and then move the rim into center by tightening one side and loosening the other. That'll keep the tension on both sides of the wheel around the same. Don't try to move it over too much at a time; half turns can move ... more »

Added reply in a thread Whats your favourite issue of Props? 4/13/2020 5:26 PM

The ankle is just about back to normal now but I'd say I can still get a bit more improvement from it. Only problem now is that I'm working crazy hours in 2 jobs so I either don't have time to ride the bike or don't have the energy!

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Added reply in a thread Whats your favourite issue of Props? 4/13/2020 5:10 PM

Long time, no see man! Seeing a lot of familiar faces on here lately

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Added reply in a thread torn ballsack from riding? 4/13/2020 5:07 PM

Just wipe your arse with nettles for a week; it'll fix you right up.

Added reply in a thread Compression Bolt Seized 4/13/2020 4:55 PM

Spit on it.

Added reply in a thread Spoke Sizes? 4/12/2020 4:53 PM

That's basically what the spanner between crossing spokes does, but in a far more controlled manner. There's no harm in going around the wheel a few times but if you start jumping on it or go crazy on the spanner method to get it done quicker, you're ... more »

Added reply in a thread Spoke Sizes? 4/12/2020 2:41 PM

Lightly, so as not to damage the hub or rim. I usually use a spanner between the crossed spokes. Prestress, tension, true, repeat.

Added reply in a thread Home made manual trainer 4/11/2020 5:00 PM

Push your feet forward to get it a little higher and get a little extra distance. This is why you don't want your legs to be fully straight while manualling; it gives you a little bit of extra adjustability.

Added reply in a thread Spoke Sizes? 4/11/2020 2:05 PM

Pre-stressing is just as, if not even more important for used components. The pre-stressing will sit the new spokes into where the old spokes were sitting.

Added reply in a thread Anyone know how to I.D a frame serial # 4/10/2020 6:30 AM

Take photos of the bike and any identifying features such as gussets, seatstay/chainstay bridges, any logos, etc.

Added reply in a thread Spoke Sizes? 4/9/2020 7:12 PM

Exactly. When a spoke is used on one wheel and then put onto another, the spoke has to re-form to suit the shape of the different component(s), which usually results in premature failure of the spoke. Odyssey Spokes are all I've used for the past few ... more »

Added reply in a thread Home made manual trainer 4/9/2020 6:18 PM

Try nollie sideways up a kerb

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Added reply in a thread Home made manual trainer 4/9/2020 4:58 PM

Don't get too caught up on nose mannies. They're great when they work but they're not nearly as easy to learn as regular mannies. I'd say to focus on nollies, nosebonks and that kind of stuff for a while before you go trying noses as it'll prepare you ... more »

Added reply in a thread 25.4mm into 25? 4/9/2020 4:48 PM

I was actually talking about dial calipers. I've used both types a lot in various jobs so I'm just used to calling both types verniers. I have a nice Mitutoyo at home but the Starrett I was using in one of my old jobs was by far my favourite set that

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