Jim's Tech Talk By Jim Langley While I was helping reader “Fixieguy” with this week’s topic, which we’ll get to in a minute, I heard back from Stephen Weeks. You’ll remember that Steve had switched to trekking handlebars and he was having shifting issues with his new lever and triple chainring shifting. (If you don’t recall Steve, here’s a … [Read more...] about Help Fixieguy with His Pinhole Punctures
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Thanks readers for all the comments on last week’s technical Q & A about cleaning bike parts. Many of you have ultrasonic cleaners and it was great to read how you use them or why you don’t. Today, I want to highlight some of the best comments and reply to a few. And, I also want to correct a mistake I made, which I realized … [Read more...] about Ultrasonic Cleaners Wrap-up
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley It’s been a fun week watching the back-and-forth between Steve, who asked for help with his drivetrain last week and you awesome readers who offered a ton of help: Steve’s Malfunctioning Front Shifting. I heard from Steve this morning and he’s still working on finding the best solution for his needs. I think he’ll update us with a comment … [Read more...] about Should You Get an Ultrasonic Parts Cleaner?
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Let’s start with a quick update on Dick’s clipless pedal problem, which we helped him with last week: Clipless Pedal Trouble. He emailed me saying he’s tried some of our suggestions and tips and he was pleased to report that his right pedal is releasing a little more easily. Plus, great ideas keep coming in, which he appreciates and will … [Read more...] about Steve’s Malfunctioning Front Shifting
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Before we get to today’s topic, let’s backpedal to last week when the subject was how many hand and body positions there are on dropped handlebars. I counted 9 and asked you for more. Props to regular contributors, “Fixieguy” and “JeffvdD” for identifying a few more. Fixieguy pointed out that when you hold onto the tops with your … [Read more...] about Clipless Pedal Trouble