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Forum: Commuting
08-24-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,635
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The first time I heard this, it was playing on my...

The first time I heard this, it was playing on my car radio while I was driving to work. Almost caused me to wreck!
08-24-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 747
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My 1983 Super. Bought new when I lived in Italy....

My 1983 Super. Bought new when I lived in Italy. I really need to ride it more.
...
08-24-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17,607
Views: 2,733,947
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Could be a good deal, but how would one know...

Could be a good deal, but how would one know without wasting time asking the seller for real pictures.
08-24-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have promax calipers on a hybrid, though I...

I have promax calipers on a hybrid, though I replaced the levers with Tektro and will likely replace the calipers soon, because I have found them a bit fiddly and the spring perch is a bit sloppy. ...
08-24-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's curious that they have a red/green signal...

It's curious that they have a red/green signal light for trail users. I reckon that the planners thought that the standard pedestrian type signals were not enough? With that middle island, I don't...
08-23-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,046
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Lacquer reducer is a very effective solvent that...

Lacquer reducer is a very effective solvent that can quickly eat into an incompatible paint substrate causing it to bubble up. I doubt that you want this sort of effect so best to take it down to...
08-23-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,629
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Once you achieve the true zen of commuting, your...

Once you achieve the true zen of commuting, your bike disappears beneath you, making cost irrelevant.
08-22-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Eco Cycles in Nashville, TN

Anyone have any dealings with Eco Cycles (http://https://www.eco-ebike.com/)in Nashville. They're one of the few US vendors selling the Tongsheng TSDZ2, which I'm strongly considering for converting...
Forum: Northeast
08-22-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The NYC ordinance says: 375(24a) Equipment -...

The NYC ordinance says: 375(24a) Equipment - Rider cannot wear more than one earphone attached to radio, tape player, or other audio device while riding.

This is pretty clear - you were wearing...
08-22-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,710
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I might try that next wrap. You'd not start in...

I might try that next wrap. You'd not start in the middle of the roll because brake to plug takes less tape than brake to stem. Maybe a bit difficult to figure out.
08-22-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Moe Zhoost

This was in my mind too, but the OP didn't seem...

This was in my mind too, but the OP didn't seem to want to tear into his hub. On the 105-5800, you have to completely remove the steel lock nut to get to the axle to test. Personally I would have...
08-22-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I heard a story about a cyclist who waxed his...

I heard a story about a cyclist who waxed his rims to solve a squeaky brake issue. Didn't go well ...
08-22-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Good one! I see where you are going. Yep, I...

Good one! I see where you are going.

Yep, I was sure. Had it been stolen, I wouldn't think the cable lock would have been looped around the top tube. Also, his bike was of the sort that you see...
08-22-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,130
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Nothing wrong with using BF to vent about...

Nothing wrong with using BF to vent about incidents encountered when riding. Yes, some cyclists may seem to be overly sensitive to things they encounter while riding, but by posting they gain a good...
08-22-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,130
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, this is a big problem on most of the trails...

Yes, this is a big problem on most of the trails that I ride. I share your anger at those selfish few.



In my experience, most of the "jerks" that I encounter appear to be middle-aged.



I...
08-21-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Snipping through a cable lock.

So I have read in many places that thieves can quickly (10 seconds) ship through a cable lock. I kinda accepted this but thought that perhaps the speed was exaggerated (like when a contractor says he...
08-21-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,130
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Do you do this because you found that the hand...

Do you do this because you found that the hand signal for slowing/stopping was ineffective? Not everyone understands common signals. I will signal if someone is close behind and it seems to...
08-21-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 628
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I vote to stay with black.

I vote to stay with black.
08-21-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,046
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've painted 3 bikes with the Duplicolor system...

I've painted 3 bikes with the Duplicolor system (primer/color/clear) using my HVLP spray gun and compressor. I found that you can achieve an excellent result, but it may take a bit of experimenting...
08-21-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,710
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Absolutely. I've not had much issue on the...

Absolutely.

I've not had much issue on the drops because my hand position is forward into the curve. However you are right in that everything is a compromise - everyone will experience different...
08-21-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,710
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Well, first of all, the rolls are longer so you...

Well, first of all, the rolls are longer so you have much more flexibility with wrapping. I recently wrapped my Raleigh Competition with Tresso and barely had enough, and that was with uwrapping and...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,516
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've gotten so I just grit my teeth and accept...

I've gotten so I just grit my teeth and accept the "courtesy". Folks just don't understand that if they don't slow and cause me to wonder whether they are actually going to stop for me, we'd all get...
08-20-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17,607
Views: 2,733,947
Posted By Moe Zhoost

That's an old ADGA. If the frame is good, I have...

That's an old ADGA. If the frame is good, I have one with a broken frame and good (... well better) leather. It was nothing special so save your money for an Ideale or Brooks.
08-20-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,710
Posted By Moe Zhoost

One of the reasons to wrap from the bottom up is...

One of the reasons to wrap from the bottom up is to avoid the effect that your picture shows. I don't like the tape strips to finish either so I "whip" them with tarred marline....
08-20-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,710
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Newbaum's tape is great, much better than Tresso....

Newbaum's tape is great, much better than Tresso. I replaced the old vintage Cinelli cork (which was very nice) on one of my bikes with new Cinelli and will NEVER use that bulky, hard to wrap right...
08-20-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Have you tried toeing-in the pads?

Have you tried toeing-in the pads?
08-20-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Thanks for the recommendation. I've never heard...

Thanks for the recommendation. I've never heard of the JS or KK rims. I see you carry the JS on your site so you probably have good experience with them. I wasn't able to find the KKs anywhere ......
08-19-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes 32-33. The manufacturer is offering him a...

Yes 32-33. The manufacturer is offering him a complete new back wheel for half-price. They claim that they have had no reports of this from other customers. Could be a fib, but it is likely that...
08-18-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Cracks around spoke nipples on e-bike rim

A friend asked me to look at the rear wheel on his e-bike because he noticed some cracks around the spoke nipples. Sure enough, on almost all of the drive side spokes there were cracks with a few on...
08-18-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,571
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The wire cages with open sides will resolve your...

The wire cages with open sides will resolve your issue. They are flexible enough to allow pulling the top of the bottle laterally to remove at an angle. I use 750 ml bottles with mine and have had...
08-17-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,685
Posted By Moe Zhoost

+1. They anger you so you give them your...

+1. They anger you so you give them your business?
08-17-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My wife taught at a local elementary school and...

My wife taught at a local elementary school and had many stories about the outrageous behavior of some parents in the "car pool" line. There are some efforts to turn this situation around, but...
08-16-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I installed a Tange BB on my 650b bike a few...

I installed a Tange BB on my 650b bike a few years ago. 4,000 miles with no issues. Seemed better quality than the Shimano UN55s I've used - but that's subjective.
08-16-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,178
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My all-weather commuting bike was an old Raleigh...

My all-weather commuting bike was an old Raleigh Super Course. I decided to build new wheels with drum brakes (IGH) in the rear and found them to be a very nice solution, especially in wet weather. ...
08-15-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,649
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's a shame that the dispute, whatever it was,...

It's a shame that the dispute, whatever it was, elevated so quickly to deadly force. Nevertheless, it seems to be only peripherally related to cycling.
08-15-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,474
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have both too. My compressor is used primarily...

I have both too. My compressor is used primarily for pneumatic tools and paint spraying. I do use it to fill up my portable air tank with which I top up my car and trailer tires. For me, it's just...
08-15-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Can you post a picture? I have 4 Brooks, 2 new...

Can you post a picture? I have 4 Brooks, 2 new and the others close to 50 years old. The older ones show some age related cracking but otherwise are just as comfortable as my newer ones.

I...
08-14-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,602
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Do you seriously feel that I am blaming the...

Do you seriously feel that I am blaming the victim here? Whatever suggestions you've extrapolated from my comments are products of your own mind, mate.
08-14-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,582
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Flintstone bike racing: ...

Flintstone bike racing:

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08-14-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,602
Posted By Moe Zhoost

How so? They were headed in completely opposite...

How so? They were headed in completely opposite directions so Mr. Alorriz would not have been in the "line of fire". I think you may have meant that he could have been hit by the Honda which...
08-14-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,602
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Life comes down to seconds at times. Had Mr....

Life comes down to seconds at times. Had Mr. Alorriz approached the intersection more slowly, or if he decided to roll through the light himself, he would still be alive. I believe that...
08-14-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The cosmic powers are testing you!

The cosmic powers are testing you!
08-13-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I did not say that the trailer's weight was not a...

I did not say that the trailer's weight was not a factor. It certainly will because its weight contributes to its friction against the ground (and add a bit to the tow tension on an incline). It ...
08-13-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have a set of Jacobs Chuck wedges that work...

I have a set of Jacobs Chuck wedges that work great to pull anything held on to a shaft by friction. I've not tried them for bike cranks; however they would be the first thing I grab if I encountered...
08-13-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Moe Zhoost

This ^^^^. Having lost 2 pricy lights, I now...

This ^^^^. Having lost 2 pricy lights, I now tether them as well. I use a stout cord, though, instead of a rubber band (which I don't trust.)
08-13-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Static chain tension can easily be over 300 lbs...

Static chain tension can easily be over 300 lbs for an adult rider. Also, the force exerted on the trailer is only to overcome resistance to motion, not the entire weight of the trailer. Both chain...
08-12-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If the high tension on the chain while pedaling...

If the high tension on the chain while pedaling does not pull the drive side axle forward, I doubt that the lower tension from the trailer will be an issue. Most trailer mounts I've seen attach on...
08-10-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Agree. Remove one double-link and if still not...

Agree. Remove one double-link and if still not satisfactory do another.
08-10-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Pictures show a chain that is a bit too long. ...

Pictures show a chain that is a bit too long. @Dafydd_Cymru (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/dafydd_cymru-503957.html): Could you post a similar shot of the chain on the largest rings and cogs?
08-10-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yep, I have the new all weather version with...

Yep, I have the new all weather version with solid rails. I have less than 100 miles on the saddle and the noise started within less than an hour of use, so shouldn't be in a failure window. I'm...
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