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07-01-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Gresp15C

But the rims aren't even 40 years old. ;) Of...

But the rims aren't even 40 years old. ;)

Of course your point is well taken. And neither the bike nor the rims are particularly valuable. I threw the whole thing together when I realized that I...
06-29-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By Gresp15C

Stem failures can't be repaired. Now, was it...

Stem failures can't be repaired. Now, was it caused by a puncture, or by damage during inflation? If the latter, it's worth reading up on the technique for avoiding damage to Presta stems when...
06-29-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By Gresp15C

Flipping the bike upside down and letting the...

Flipping the bike upside down and letting the brake fluid drool out. ;)
06-29-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Gresp15C

Best way of storing new tires

Title says it all, but I thought my tires were worn, kinda panicked when I saw how hard it is to find 27 inch tires right now, and bought a pair of new tires. Then I discovered that the old tires...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Gresp15C

Just a thought, and not what you're asking, but...

Just a thought, and not what you're asking, but the existing brakes could be overhauled or replaced with higher quality. At the very least, 6 year old pads could be dried out, and the mechanism might...
06-28-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,887
Posted By Gresp15C

REI usually has aluminum cages in a bunch of...

REI usually has aluminum cages in a bunch of colors for a few bucks. We've got a couple, they're fine.
06-27-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,982
Posted By Gresp15C

Computer modeling probably plays a role in the...

Computer modeling probably plays a role in the evolution of bike frames. Tools such as finite element modeling were largely out of reach to mainstream engineers until the personal computer came...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Gresp15C

I was fortunate to learn a lot of self reliance...

I was fortunate to learn a lot of self reliance from my parents. They lived through tougher times than anything I've experienced. My dad taught me to repack the hubs on my bike, usually when the...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Gresp15C

Most riders learn, soon after getting into...

Most riders learn, soon after getting into commuting. At my workplace, I keep a floor pump and some odds and ends in my office / lab area, and folks are welcome to come and pump up their tires, fix a...
06-25-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By Gresp15C

Indeed, PG used to be in some kinds of salad...

Indeed, PG used to be in some kinds of salad dressing.
06-24-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 540
Posted By Gresp15C

One of my habits is to make a mental note of how...

One of my habits is to make a mental note of how much my tires pooch out under my weight. That's my gauge when I'm out on the road. In practical terms, my arm strength and/or the compression ratio of...
06-24-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 539
Posted By Gresp15C

If you toss an old pair of centerpull brakes,...

If you toss an old pair of centerpull brakes, keep the straddle hangers. ;)
06-24-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 539
Posted By Gresp15C

I'm voting for wheel alignment, because the tire...

I'm voting for wheel alignment, because the tire is also quite close to the fender on the side that it's close to the pad. If the frame has vertical dropouts, then you can usually fix this by just...
06-23-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By Gresp15C

To keep us from ordering parts from abroad and...

To keep us from ordering parts from abroad and paying less. ;)
06-22-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Gresp15C

I've been fortunate to have a fair amount of tire...

I've been fortunate to have a fair amount of tire clearance on my bikes. But I've noticed that measured tire widths can vary from the rated width by a mm or more. One possible reason is the inside...
06-22-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,833
Posted By Gresp15C

Remind your friend that he's not a scientist. ;) ...

Remind your friend that he's not a scientist. ;)

On the other hand, in his favor, he's not making a scientific argument:



He goes so far as to acknowledge a difference, namely speed /...
06-22-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,502
Posted By Gresp15C

I've always carried a pump. I think it boils down...

I've always carried a pump. I think it boils down to your personal preference. A CO2 cartridge is great until you screw it up. Same for two CO2 cartridges. There are things you can do with a pump,...
06-21-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Gresp15C

If you don't sell it, consider loaning it to...

If you don't sell it, consider loaning it to someone who is on the fence about getting into cycling.
06-21-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 812
Posted By Gresp15C

That's because you have trout to eat your...

That's because you have trout to eat your mosquitoes. ;)

Edit: "Here" is Wisconsin.
06-21-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 812
Posted By Gresp15C

It's a great reminder that a bike is an...

It's a great reminder that a bike is an adaptation between our bodies and the environment, and the environment definitely dictates the rules. Here, the greatest danger is getting eaten alive by...
06-21-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 812
Posted By Gresp15C

I've noticed that a lot of riders have an...

I've noticed that a lot of riders have an evolving relationship with flat tires. I remember one year when I got like a flat every week on my commute, and I kind of went overboard with puncture...
06-21-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,728
Posted By Gresp15C

I passed an entire peloton of road bikes today. I...

I passed an entire peloton of road bikes today. I was going about 25 mph downhill, and they were doing about -15 mph uphill.
06-20-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 812
Posted By Gresp15C

I'd guess 1 per 1000 miles. This is with puncture...

I'd guess 1 per 1000 miles. This is with puncture resistant tires on some of my bikes. One suggestion: If you have puncture resistant tires, you'll still pick stuff up, but it will take longer to get...
06-19-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,478
Posted By Gresp15C

The problem with "fault" is that it's either a...

The problem with "fault" is that it's either a legal or moral distinction applied after the damage has been done. And safety involves what you do before the damage can be done. So they are unrelated...
06-19-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,478
Posted By Gresp15C

Yes, my google search located an article about...

Yes, my google search located an article about this too. This web page pretty much says: Take the lane.

https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/safety/education/bike/rules.aspx
06-19-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,478
Posted By Gresp15C

I'm not a lawyer, but this law firm says it's the...

I'm not a lawyer, but this law firm says it's the driver's fault in Wisconsin.

https://www.griessmeyerlaw.com/wisconsin-bicycle-laws
06-17-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,728
Posted By Gresp15C

A number of my friends with e-bikes are on their...

A number of my friends with e-bikes are on their second e-bike. The trends are that the newer ones are more fully integrated, with mid drive and batteries built into the frame. They tell me that the...
06-17-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By Gresp15C

Leave as single speed is the quickest route out...

Leave as single speed is the quickest route out the door.
06-16-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,728
Posted By Gresp15C

Nor I, but I was responding to the OP: ...

Nor I, but I was responding to the OP:

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06-15-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Gresp15C

My spouse has a hybrid with a fairly small frame....

My spouse has a hybrid with a fairly small frame. Both kids rode it while they were in those in-between years -- too big for a kids bike, but not at their adult stature yet. I wouldn't pay money for...
06-15-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,824
Posted By Gresp15C

Failed twice, apparently. ;) Any kind of...

Failed twice, apparently. ;)

Any kind of regular oil will soften tape goo, if you wait overnight, including cooking oil. Then you can scrub it off with soap and water if you want. The harsh...
06-15-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,728
Posted By Gresp15C

You're about a year too late with your...

You're about a year too late with your admonition, but thanks anyhow. Most of the cycling world has come to grips with e-bikes.

A few months ago, a friend of mine caught up with me on his e-bike...
06-15-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By Gresp15C

I've been working from home since March 10. I...

I've been working from home since March 10. I work in hardware R&D, with about half of my time spent in the lab. I was extremely lucky to be able to throw a bunch of equipment in my car and set it up...
06-14-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By Gresp15C

Any second-hand bike needs a full inspection....

Any second-hand bike needs a full inspection. Whether there's likely to be a problem has more to do with how the bike was treated than the materials of the frame. A cruiser or hybrid in good cosmetic...
06-13-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By Gresp15C

The arrow points towards the label, and we all...

The arrow points towards the label, and we all know how important the label is. ;)
06-12-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,532
Posted By Gresp15C

Oddly enough, downhill skiing is extremely...

Oddly enough, downhill skiing is extremely popular in the US Midwest as well. Sure, I've been skiing in Colorado, and there's nothing like that in Wisconsin. But people love to ski. The local and...
06-11-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,190
Posted By Gresp15C

I think there's no such thing as a spare bike....

I think there's no such thing as a spare bike. It's just another bike. If you get a spare bike, you'll want to ride it, and then it's not a spare bike any more. Or the other bike becomes the spare....
06-11-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,190
Posted By Gresp15C

Custom painted commuter bikes, and two of them....

Custom painted commuter bikes, and two of them. You've got style. ;)
06-11-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 905
Posted By Gresp15C

Ah, you got me. I wasn't thinking about, er,...

Ah, you got me. I wasn't thinking about, er, those fluids. ;) Although, I'm doing a pretty good job of keeping them in check.
06-11-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 905
Posted By Gresp15C

I keep promising myself that I'm not going to buy...

I keep promising myself that I'm not going to buy another can of WD-40, but the spray is convenient. But I got a big bag of plastic eye droppers from the surplus pile, and they last a long time with...
06-09-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,149
Posted By Gresp15C

One more item to mention, depending on your...

One more item to mention, depending on your locale... Bug repellent.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By Gresp15C

It's probably like clothing -- anything that's...

It's probably like clothing -- anything that's designed to be fashionable will also look dated in a year. I actually don't think helmets look all that bad. Whether I look like an idiot or not depends...
06-09-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,149
Posted By Gresp15C

I carry the means to fix a flat, and the most...

I carry the means to fix a flat, and the most basic possible multi-tool.

Carrying a CO2 cartridge is great unless something goes wrong. Same with carrying two CO2 cartridges. For some reason I've...
06-09-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By Gresp15C

Squeeze the tire with your thumb to hold the...

Squeeze the tire with your thumb to hold the valve in place while applying the pump head. You only need to get a couple PSI in there before the pressure will keep the stem from getting pushed in.
06-09-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,532
Posted By Gresp15C

If nothing else, integrated sensors would...

If nothing else, integrated sensors would guarantee that your bike will go obsolete in 3 years.
06-08-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,536
Posted By Gresp15C

Actually, I like the concept.

Actually, I like the concept.
06-08-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By Gresp15C

An amusing irony about modern life is that for...

An amusing irony about modern life is that for most of us common folk, being conscious of where relatively small amounts of money are going, is how we get ourselves to the point where we don't have...
06-07-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,402
Posted By Gresp15C

Every time I've had a bike that pulled to one...

Every time I've had a bike that pulled to one side, it was due to frame alignment. Folks have blogged on techniques for checking frame alignment that don't require any special tools. If it turns out...
06-07-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,471
Posted By Gresp15C

Lately the most comments that I get are along the...

Lately the most comments that I get are along the lines of...

1. Why don't you ride an electric bike?
2. Why don't you have disc brakes?
3. Is that a fixie?
06-06-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By Gresp15C

Welcome! There's a "classic and vintage" forum...

Welcome! There's a "classic and vintage" forum here, that might be the place to go. I googled it, and it looks like a fun bike.
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