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Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By fietsbob

Bring our the tape measure and check. (?)

Bring our the tape measure and check. (?)
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 276
Posted By fietsbob

NO that is because you are looking at bikes in...

NO that is because you are looking at bikes in Georgia, the USA, where mudguards are an add on accessory,
you have to choose to buy ..

As opposed to buying a transportation bike in Germany...
06-26-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 134
Posted By fietsbob

if steel maybe add texture to them ,...

if steel maybe add texture to them , vibrating engraver? center punch? red try loc tite?
Forum: BMX
06-26-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By fietsbob

And will be built lighter .. may be have 451 rims...

And will be built lighter .. may be have 451 rims for lighter , faster tires , rather than the rugged 406 rims..


the course a pretty well groomed track?

Olympic BMX course, seen, was quite...
06-26-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By fietsbob

Brand of bike you have, tells Me nothing , ...

Brand of bike you have, tells Me nothing ,

Do you want to wait until someone who bought your same bike to answer?

take a seat..
06-26-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 104
Posted By fietsbob

I'll pass..

I feel no need to follow the latest trends you others feel compulsory ....

stainless wire for spokes may also not be magnetic either .. older Zn treated steel spokes may be what you want..
06-26-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 104
Posted By fietsbob

1 extra spoke .. screw it on up side down, hold...

1 extra spoke .. screw it on up side down, hold it against the end of the spoke and unscrew it from one
and start it on the other spoke..

Magnet ? Nope .... neither brass or aluminum nips are...
06-26-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By fietsbob

many brands concentrated in few factories

Giant and Merida are an OEM factory, making a lot if additional brands other than their own marque..

Salsa and Surly are brands Maxway Ltd TW , is the contract manufacturer for those

and a lot...
06-26-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 134
Posted By fietsbob

If the saddle rail is too thin, wrap it with...

If the saddle rail is too thin, wrap it with aluminum, cut from a drinks can as a shim sleeve,

to increase the diameter of the of the saddle rails...

I measured 2 steel saddle's rails...
06-26-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By fietsbob

Cool possible

Go for it.. maybe buy a cargo trailer?

My Ortlieb panniers arrive empty and come back from the store, full of food.


I cannot blind guess how a pannier rack attaches to your bike..

Here,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By fietsbob

More Titanium hardware?

More Titanium hardware?
06-26-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 289
Posted By fietsbob

Pitch black, need to see the road, by * will be...

Pitch black, need to see the road, by * will be needing more,

Than streets lighted, in the city.. a 'be seen' and flashing lights..


* even then the white line on the edges of the pavement can...
06-26-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By fietsbob

How much does it have to bend ? ' a dramatic...

How much does it have to bend ? ' a dramatic bend ' is imprecise .. measure state measured distance..
06-26-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By fietsbob

1 by ? only looks differ since all the...

1 by ? only looks differ since all the shifting is in the right one.

TRP (https://trpcycling.com/product/hylex-rs/) has Hylex, a hydro disc lever only , no shifting mech, the expansion...
06-26-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By fietsbob

BITD 10 speed is 5 by 2 anyb3/32" wide chain...

BITD 10 speed is 5 by 2 anyb3/32" wide chain will do But by noe you also need a new freewheel

5 speed freewheels are still made

have any bike shops around.. you have to remove the...
06-26-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 134
Posted By fietsbob

https://cdn.bike-discount.de/media/org/orgb_S/orgi...

https://cdn.bike-discount.de/media/org/orgb_S/orgid_128/thumbs/465036_3945338.jpg ok one of these.. why do you feel a need for the rubber?
06-26-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 134
Posted By fietsbob

Looks = need pictures... My old favorite the...

Looks = need pictures... My old favorite the campagnolo seat post
06-26-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By fietsbob

See Shermer's neck...

See Shermer's neck (https://www.welovecycling.com/wide/2017/08/10/creepiest-cycling-condition-shermers-neck/) syndrome Mike Shermer, (now publisher of Skeptics (https://www.skeptic.com/) society...
06-26-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By fietsbob

+1 ...

it was the riding them loose that caused the flex cycles bending the spokes as the wheel rolled .

maintaining balanced tension, the whole wheel acts together.. as one..
06-26-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By fietsbob

The race stands do have an advantage ... you can...

The race stands do have an advantage ... you can walk around, so access both sides of the bike equally..
06-26-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 134
Posted By fietsbob

some seat post clamp heads deform to a point...

some seat post clamp heads deform to a point where they no longer grip the saddle rails..

A more expensive seat post, of same diameter (Measure) will grip better..

one combination ; a...
06-26-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By fietsbob

my singing to myself has to do..i have head...

my singing to myself has to do..i have head tunes..
06-25-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By fietsbob

Riding off on my trouble free Brompton, now ...

Riding off on my trouble free Brompton, now :rolleyes:
06-25-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By fietsbob

Modulator noodles , come on entry level bike V...

Modulator noodles , come on entry level bike V brakes for casual users.
housing sits and pushes against a spring, then the spring sits against the shoulder, of the noodle,
rather than the...
06-25-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By fietsbob

Like 2nd post, I'd add a flat washer to fill in...

Like 2nd post, I'd add a flat washer to fill in the gap, so you bend the aluminum frame, as little as possible,

when the axle nut is tightened.

nothing dramatic just add the washer between lock...
06-25-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By fietsbob

As said above, In indexing, like STI, t he top...

As said above, In indexing, like STI, t
he top pulley has to float sideways, so as to align over the cassette cog ,
because the indexing is not 100% on, every time, even if the derailleur hanger...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,301
Posted By fietsbob

For my 50th year , I had a down filled air...

For my 50th year , I had a down filled air mattress under me , camping .. on that tour..
06-25-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By fietsbob

If the seat post is round , you can get a metal ...

If the seat post is round , you can get a metal seat post to to insert in the frame,

just for placing in the repair stand clamp..

Then put the carbon one back in when you are finished..
06-25-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By fietsbob

with no round tubes , you would have a repair...

with no round tubes , you would have a repair service stand like this (https://www.parktool.com/product/team-issue-repair-stand-prs-22-2?category=Portable) ..
...
06-25-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,624
Posted By fietsbob

its some of it , Maybe not the central...

its some of it ,


Maybe not the central focus.. teaching how to present the feature gains in the more costly model ,
can be construed any way you choose..


A European bike shop may have ...
06-25-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,635
Posted By fietsbob

Now Rohloff has an electronic shifter they make...

Now Rohloff has an electronic shifter they make ..
it has been designed to interface with Bosch Mid Drive electric motors..
in eBikes ...
motor pauses power, momentarily, for gear shift.
06-25-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By fietsbob

You can put on shorter pads if you wish, I did...

You can put on shorter pads if you wish, I did so on my 16" wheel Bike Friday..

The stock pads came from the makers of the brakes, with the part.

and no one had any profit motive, in...
Forum: Foo
06-25-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 317
Posted By fietsbob

Just don't leave the bottle opener in the same...

Just don't leave the bottle opener in the same place , so they cannot open them..
Forum: Recumbent
06-25-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,321
Posted By fietsbob

Seen; LBS has had a fat tire tadpole trike , in...

Seen; LBS has had a fat tire tadpole trike , in the shop in Astoria it's not kept in stock all the time .

there is a fat tire, sit up higher, Delta , there, at the moment..
06-25-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,624
Posted By fietsbob

'Trek University' has a number of modules that...

'Trek University' has a number of modules that teach young people in the stores, the product line
(and upselling ).
Forum: Recumbent
06-25-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By fietsbob

Rear only, for the gearing , 20" for the 2...

Rear only, for the gearing , 20" for the 2 front wheels.. typical tadpole layout .. ?
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By fietsbob

Birkenstock, for the comfortable arch support...

Birkenstock, for the comfortable arch support .. resoled with a vibram outsole..
06-25-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By fietsbob

Arch supportive insoles .. like superfeet...

Arch supportive insoles .. like superfeet ..(?) have a variety of arch heights..

then once you have the insoles, go try on shoes.. in person..
06-25-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 486
Posted By fietsbob

I relocated..

I relocated..
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,048
Posted By fietsbob

Romania ..

Romania ..
06-24-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By fietsbob

I buy Tacx pulleys they're nylon.. and quieter I...

I buy Tacx pulleys they're nylon.. and quieter I have them on
chain tensioners.. & friction shifted derailleurs

BITD pulleys were just round , because chain side plates were bigger than chain...
06-24-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By fietsbob

I already had 160 discs front and rear my...

I already had 160 discs front and rear

my rear hub R'off, 4 bolt 160 disc made by avid (wet weather transportation bike)

I changed from a BB7 caliper , to Hy Rd... (406 wheel Bike Friday )
...
06-24-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By fietsbob

Generally product service flows back upstream , ...

Generally product service flows back upstream , beginning from the retail shop end,

because of automated assembly machines , some consideration ..

So just to replace is fast , ...
06-24-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 606
Posted By fietsbob

I have used the PCS 9 ...

I have used the PCS 9 (https://www.parktool.com/product/home-mechanic-repair-stand-pcs-9?category=Portable) , head sticks, in rotation, a bit..

because it uses a tapered interface .. ...
06-24-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By fietsbob

Asian companies make parts that fit Italian...

Asian companies make parts that fit Italian frames, by doing such things as

threaded BB in that 70 wide BB shell threaded 36mm by 24tpi..

so you can put a non Italian crank on an Italian ...
06-24-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By fietsbob

You can try it..

"speeds" is width .. all chains on bicycles are 0.5" pitch..
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,128
Posted By fietsbob

add a chaincase..

add a chaincase..
06-24-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By fietsbob

separate , un bolt it . buy a new stem.

separate , un bolt it . buy a new stem.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,128
Posted By fietsbob

the ^^above^^ is a good idea , get a cover made...

the ^^above^^ is a good idea , get a cover made that is easy to bring along and fast to install.


Vague recollection of a plastic 'caterpillar' .. open to the inside covering the other 3 sides...
06-24-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By fietsbob

OK .. the old pads were hard as a brick, the new...

OK .. the old pads were hard as a brick, the new ones are not , but will age that way over time.

you just are experiencing the age difference in the rubber of the pads..


My guess .
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