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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch16 View Post
    What maintenance is required on the Domane Iso Speed? Should it be taken apart occasionally?
    Unless you want it to look like the one in the above photo, yes it should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    He's pretty sure the noise is coming from his cassette. I'm pretty sure it's not. All that rust came from the 2 bearings, the bolts and bushing are aluminum.



    Wow, I had 16 year old neglected headset bearings that look much better.

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    You know how people always say "Damn triathletes"? There are so many good reasons, here's a couple:

    Saddle bag installation should be part of the standard IQ test...at least the strap is kinda right this time.



    She said her tape had been like this for "just a couple months"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    You know how people always say "Damn triathletes"? There are so many good reasons, here's a couple:

    Saddle bag installation should be part of the standard IQ test...at least the strap is kinda right this time.



    She said her tape had been like this for "just a couple months"...

    Needs a few more HS spacers...and scotch tape?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Needs a few more HS spacers...and scotch tape?
    Yes. Assembly lines use a type of scotch tape to secure the cables to the stem before wrapping the bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frdfandc View Post
    Yes. Assembly lines use a type of scotch tape to secure the cables to the stem before wrapping the bars.

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    Yeah, I guess it's cheaper. I hate that scotch tape...and cheap electrical tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Yeah, I guess it's cheaper. I hate that scotch tape...and cheap electrical tape.
    Good thing a mechanic never touches my bike, I use nylon filament packing tape to secure my cables before wrapping. I also clean all the residue off with mineral spirits before replacing it. The pictures you have been posting amaze me. For the most part, you could touch any part of my bike without having to wipe your hands off with the exception of the chain when it needs to be swapped out for the clean one after 800 miles or so. (then they get cleaned in spirits in an ultrasonic, oiled and wrapped in newspaper to get the excess off until they go back on the bike) I guess I might be a little ocd about keeping my bikes clean. As a result, I pretty much never have problems on the road! Some of the really crusty ones you post, make me wonder how much they get ridden.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    These latest posts renewed my disdain for tri-dooshes so much, I refused to wave back at em on my ride yesterday.

    I'm a bad emmer-effer when I get riled up.

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    Not neglect but a good reason to not buy a kids bike at a toy store. Both shots are the same crank arm.





    Guy bought the bike in the box. Couldn't figure out why the left pedal wouldn't thread in to the crank. No name crank so we couldn't warranty it, no problem we'll order a new one, they're cheap. New crank came in, ended up using a pickle fork to remove this stupid thing.
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    That's a first for me. Lookslikebikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    What oil are you using? I think I'm gonna mix some up and give it a go.
    I use it almost exclusively. 4 parts odorless mineral spirits & one part oil. It doesn't matter what motor oil is used. We're not lubing Formula 1 cars or top fuel dragsters. Any motor oil is going to be just fine for about 500 miles or so.

    I start by wiping down the chain with a WD40 soaked rag. Next I use a Park cog brush while running the chain in both directions. This cleans off anything that's stuck between the rollers. Wipe down again with a dry rag. Lastly I apply homebrew liberally with a small paint brush. When I can, I like to leave it overnight to be sure the mineral spirits have evaporated. Wipe the chain down thoroughly with a dry rag & you're good to go. These directions are lon, but the whole process takes maybe 5 min.

    To give credit where it's due I copied this recipe from Kerry Irons posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Versatile View Post
    I use it almost exclusively. 4 parts odorless mineral spirits & one part oil. It doesn't matter what motor oil is used. We're not lubing Formula 1 cars or top fuel dragsters. Any motor oil is going to be just fine for about 500 miles or so.

    I start by wiping down the chain with a WD40 soaked rag. Next I use a Park cog brush while running the chain in both directions. This cleans off anything that's stuck between the rollers. Wipe down again with a dry rag. Lastly I apply homebrew liberally with a small paint brush. When I can, I like to leave it overnight to be sure the mineral spirits have evaporated. Wipe the chain down thoroughly with a dry rag & you're good to go. These directions are lon, but the whole process takes maybe 5 min.

    To give credit where it's due I copied this recipe from Kerry Irons posts.
    same formula I use, except I had a couple of quarts of mobile1 10W20 so that's kind of a lifetime supply. I tried chainsaw-chain lube for a while but it was gummy, stringy stuff and picked up everything, then I switched to vegetable based for the saw since I am essentially spraying all over my property and I'd rather not pollute. I got about 12,000 miles with 2 chains and a cassette so it must work ok
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    People must be taking really good care of their bikes during the pandemic. You haven't posted any bike care disasters in awhile, cxwrench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    People must be taking really good care of their bikes during the pandemic. You haven't posted any bike care disasters in awhile, cxwrench.
    I recently joined the FB group 'The WTF side of bike mechanics'. There's a steady flow of content that would fit right in here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    People must be taking really good care of their bikes during the pandemic. You haven't posted any bike care disasters in awhile, cxwrench.
    If anything they're worse cuz everyone is riding more. I've been so busy I haven't taken any photos lately...but it's not because there's a shortage of **** bikes. This is the only one I have handy, guy put his own bike together and just wanted me to 'touch it up'. After seeing this chain install I told him to give his tools away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    If anything they're worse cuz everyone is riding more. I've been so busy I haven't taken any photos lately...but it's not because there's a shortage of **** bikes. This is the only one I have handy, guy put his own bike together and just wanted me to 'touch it up'. After seeing this chain install I told him to give his tools away.

    Well to be fair, the first time ever in my life I replaced a chain, I guided the chain through the pulleys wrong and when it performed like crap, I figured out what I did wrong and never did it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Well to be fair, the first time ever in my life I replaced a chain, I guided the chain through the pulleys wrong and when it performed like crap, I figured out what I did wrong and never did it again.
    This is the home mechanics version of falling over the first time you ride in clipless pedals.

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    I'm still so embarrassed that I've done this (a long time ago) and my RD-9000 shows the marks of the mistake that I'm about to pull the trigger on a replacement inner plate despite the ridiculous price because you can't replace just the pin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    If anything they're worse cuz everyone is riding more. I've been so busy I haven't taken any photos lately...but it's not because there's a shortage of **** bikes. This is the only one I have handy, guy put his own bike together and just wanted me to 'touch it up'. After seeing this chain install I told him to give his tools away.

    Hey, at least he didn't take it for a test spin with the chain like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finx View Post
    This is the home mechanics version of falling over the first time you ride in clipless pedals.
    Yep! Though unlike the one time I did this, I probably fell over about 5 times before I got used to clipless pedals.
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    Is this you, cxwrench?

    https://imgur.com/a/AmQ81kO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Is this you, cxwrench?

    https://imgur.com/a/AmQ81kO
    Nope, not me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Is this you, cxwrench?

    https://imgur.com/a/AmQ81kO
    Some amazing stuff...imagine their vehicles maintenance record.
    "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark, professionals built the Titanic"

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    The one with the chain around the cassette 3 times was amazing!
    I really liked the videos at the bottom!!! excellent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Methodical View Post
    Hey, at least he didn't take it for a test spin with the chain like that.
    Oh no, he rode it. Thought he had everything 'close enough to ride'...he didn't even know it was a problem.
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