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08-17-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
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: 316
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: 310
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: 37
Views: 876
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: 40
Views: 1,339
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: 26
Views: 782
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: 433
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: 22
Views: 805
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: 7,681
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Flintstone bike racing: ...

Flintstone bike racing:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/461x332/flintstones_bicycle_941a860ec71aec99ed54a26bfc30ae00d31eb5e3.jpg
08-14-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 805
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: 22
Views: 805
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: 521
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: 398
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: 519
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: 398
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: 398
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: 398
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: 542
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: 542
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: 300
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...
08-10-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Well, I took a more thorough look at the saddle...

Well, I took a more thorough look at the saddle this morning. It turns out that the rails are not firmly attached to the back plate. Instead, the rear rail ends are a slip fit into the back plate,...
08-10-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Clicking Brooks Cambium C-17

My recently purchased Cambium C-17 started clicking when I return to the saddle after standing on the pedals. It is audible, but not loud. It's tactile as well so I feel it in my bottom. I've...
08-09-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Moe Zhoost

No, it's the same one. The parts diagram shows...

No, it's the same one. The parts diagram shows only the outer side so the "pocket" that captures the end of the arm is not well detailed. Not stainless, just chrome plated steel.
08-09-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've had no problem with the SA clip mounted with...

I've had no problem with the SA clip mounted with a X-FDD hub on my commuting bike, even after 7 years and ~20,000 miles of all-season, all-weather riding. I did discover that the clip can shift up...
08-09-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By Moe Zhoost

When you say, " ... when I tighten down the...

When you say, " ... when I tighten down the plastic loose part on the left hand side, it does not quite reach the frame, leaving a gap ...", do you mean that it still shows some exposed threads?...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,357
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Good for you. Enjoy!

Good for you. Enjoy!
08-08-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,719
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, this concept makes a lot of sense. The...

Yes, this concept makes a lot of sense. The actual lock is necessarily bulky though, which might inhibit its application on the variety of things to which one would lock a bike.

I don't doubt...
08-07-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've dealt with a few of those. Their only...

I've dealt with a few of those. Their only advantage is ease of bike production. The crank, BB, and FD are a system - slap them on with no need for much tweaking. As you pointed out, a ring change...
08-06-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Random thoughts about your issue: I woudn't...

Random thoughts about your issue:

I woudn't think that only 10 or so days out in the weather would cause the lock cylinder to freeze up like that. It's definitely a imprecise match between key...
08-05-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17,582
Views: 2,724,206
Posted By Moe Zhoost

All good, my friend. I learned something new...

All good, my friend. I learned something new today that puts things in a new perspective: I really had no idea that Colnago produced bikes with RdV decals and pantographs. These frames clearly had...
08-05-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17,582
Views: 2,724,206
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have no idea what your point is. The bike has...

I have no idea what your point is. The bike has no Colnago decals or stampings and none of the three different club designs on the lugs look like Colnago. Do you think the lug and fork cutouts look...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,357
Posted By Moe Zhoost

CL posting has been deleted. I wonder if...

CL posting has been deleted. I wonder if msptotus bought it.
08-05-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17,582
Views: 2,724,206
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's not a Colnago for all of these reasons and a...

It's not a Colnago for all of these reasons and a few more; however I don't think you can call it a fake. Despite Colnago being mentioned in the header of the ad, there is nothing on the bike to...
08-04-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By Moe Zhoost

First: Pictures would really help here. Can you...

First: Pictures would really help here. Can you post some?

To check whether the locknut is bottoming out, remove the stem and look down into the headset/steerer tube assembly. There should be...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,357
Posted By Moe Zhoost

https://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/d/tucson-great-c...

https://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/d/tucson-great-condition-raleigh-commuter/6937268159.html

Non-original brake levers, too. Chain guard missing. Otherwise condition not bad. It's a nice vintage...
08-03-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Or take advantage of the expertise at your local...

Or take advantage of the expertise at your local co-op, if you are lucky enough to have one local to you.
08-03-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,498
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It seems that the original question has been...

It seems that the original question has been ignored and the thread has evolved into a discussion of how to measure a chain. Let's go back. To the OP: I think most here would agree that measuring...
08-03-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Proper tightening requires that the upper race...

Proper tightening requires that the upper race and locknut be jammed up together to lock the adjustment in place. If the headset is loosening, you aren't looking this effectively. Two wrenches are...
08-03-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,014
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The engineering arguments for DB spokes being...

The engineering arguments for DB spokes being less likely to fatigue and break make a lot of sense. Fatigue is related to both the number of stress cycles as well as their level of stress. Straight...
08-02-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Moe Zhoost

^^^ This is what I do. Every tight link that...

^^^ This is what I do. Every tight link that I've had was one that I had pressed in the pin.
08-01-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,872
Posted By Moe Zhoost

[/QUOTE] To the first: The 10 minutes it...

[/QUOTE]

To the first: The 10 minutes it takes to patch a tube is easily used up in time wasted responding to this thread. I'm loath to admit how much time I spend on BF. If you spend the time...
08-01-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,331
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Different serial number from yours but looks like...

Different serial number from yours but looks like a twin.

https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/40916/how-old-is-this-rear-steer-skip-tooth-tandem
08-01-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,872
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I don't think I've had a tube with more than five...

I don't think I've had a tube with more than five patches, but some of them are going strong after 30 years. Main reason for taking them out of service is a leak at the valve stem.

I find it...
08-01-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If this is your finished wheel, I think it looks...

If this is your finished wheel, I think it looks ok. I've built dozens of wheels without washers, just bending the spokes at the hub as Jobst recommends. Tens of thousands of miles on many of them...
07-31-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Moe Zhoost

OK, I think I made some assumptions about your...

OK, I think I made some assumptions about your issue that resulted in an incorrect visualization. After some thought I think I've got the picture now. Forget about filing. Although that would...
07-31-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Is it that the axle diameter is a bit too big to...

Is it that the axle diameter is a bit too big to rotate freely in the slot? SA rear axles are typically 10.3 mm and the drop outs are expecting 10 mm. You could file the dropout slightly -...
07-31-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By Moe Zhoost

This makes more sense than her intentionally...

This makes more sense than her intentionally moving over into the vehicle lane; however I wouldn't think that a patch of sand would affect a rider that much on this route. Deep sand, yes. Sand on a...
Forum: Recumbent
07-30-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've not ridden a trike with direct steering, but...

I've not ridden a trike with direct steering, but they are reported to "feel" more stable at higher speeds. My ICE Sprint has indirect steering and I would say that it feels ok at higher speeds,...
07-30-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It did sound like they blocked off the right lane...

It did sound like they blocked off the right lane for the event. Perhaps Ms. Oswald was passing another group and was over-focused on that. Being "in the zone" usually results in the exclusion of...
07-29-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Moe Zhoost

When you are asked about it, just say "you should...

When you are asked about it, just say "you should see the other guy".
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