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09-17-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 313
Posted By dsbrantjr

If the bolt threads are rolled, which is very...

If the bolt threads are rolled, which is very likely, there will not be enough material to cut full threads. Unless you have a way to roll threads you will be stuck.
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The thing is that bikes have been around long...

The thing is that bikes have been around long enough that most of these already have some solution or another. Barr mitts allow you to wear light gloves to still stay warm and effectively operate...
09-13-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,311
Posted By tomato coupe

That legend dates back many decades, when...

That legend dates back many decades, when Wisconsin roads were some of the best in the country. Now, they are among the the worst (ranked 49th) in the country. It would be prudent to ride a gravel...
09-13-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,311
Posted By zen_

Can't say I blame anyone who doesn't live here...

Can't say I blame anyone who doesn't live here for thinking it seems pretty boring, and it's definitely not thrilling riding outside the occasional minimum maintenance / b-road that can get MTB'ish....
09-12-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,311
Posted By genejockey

I think it probably depends on where you live. ...

I think it probably depends on where you live. Where I live now, I'm not sure there are that many pleasant gravel roads that aren't fire roads or singletrack best done on MTBs, but where I grew up...
09-12-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,311
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It depends on where you live....In these parts: ...

It depends on where you live....In these parts:

A) You get away from the traffic and noise and suicide of riding on roads.

B) You Have FAR more choices of where to go

C) You find far more...
09-06-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,019
Posted By Rolla

I just put some Ritchey Kyotes on my Monster...

I just put some Ritchey Kyotes on my Monster Cross bike. With 27.5º of sweep, they're much more comfortable than more radically swept bars, like Jones. I think we all have our sweet spot, and it's...
09-06-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,019
Posted By ofajen

Having experimented recently with drop bars,...

Having experimented recently with drop bars, trekking bars (of a sort) and upright bars (Albatross shape), one observation I have is a caution for those who still ride at speed regarding braking with...
09-05-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By pbass

We should probably move this over to Talkbass;)...

We should probably move this over to Talkbass;) But yeah, numero uno is a P with 10 year old flats and a foam mute. Rippers are killer!
09-05-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By ofajen

I have a P bass with flats and a Q-filter!...

I have a P bass with flats and a Q-filter! Awesome! And a Ripper, which is a whole different kind of awesome. 😎

Oh, and both bikes have 42/16, which is 71 on 700C and 68 on 26”.

Otto
09-05-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By pbass

Sure do! And a J, etc etc but the P rules all!

Sure do! And a J, etc etc but the P rules all!
09-04-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By delbiker1

Looks like something with the rim from the...

Looks like something with the rim from the location of the hole.
08-24-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By bikebikebike

The Beta-blockers ( metoprolol, carvediol and...

The Beta-blockers ( metoprolol, carvediol and others) that are the standard of care post MI make max HR almost impossible to use as a metric for training.
The consumer level HRM are not FDA...
08-24-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Erzulis Boat

At the Santa Barbara County Road Yard, there is a...

At the Santa Barbara County Road Yard, there is a true mountain of bikes, quite literally a pile. These are collected after the school year.

I need to get a picture some time. It's incredibly...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,385
Posted By cyccommute

Perhaps the silliest question ever. Age ain’t got...

Perhaps the silliest question ever. Age ain’t got nothin’ to do with it.

I worked the same job for 39 years. The first 7, I was 1.5 miles from work and would take trips around a mountain to get...
08-21-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,572
Posted By cyccommute

Oddly enough today’s gravel bike is going the way...

Oddly enough today’s gravel bike is going the way those rigid mountain bikes did. Short travel suspension is being added because the hair on the hair shirt gravel bikes is a little too long.
08-18-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,499
Posted By GlennR

I ride 150 miles a week and still weigh the same...

I ride 150 miles a week and still weigh the same as I did 6 months ago.

Diet is the only way.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,354
Posted By DangerousDanR

Embedded Software. Computers in places that they...

Embedded Software. Computers in places that they have no business being.
08-13-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By ofajen

Yeah I just did this sort of thing last weekend....

Yeah I just did this sort of thing last weekend. Undished the rear wheel by roughly 6 mm to change the chainline from running a 7-speed to a single speed. A 5-speed would line up nicely now, too. OLD...
08-11-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Retro Grouch

I think that the older you get the more you'll...

I think that the older you get the more you'll appreciate having a bike work stand.
08-11-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 45,865
Posted By ofajen

Ok, here’s the Schwinn Sprint dressed up as a SS....

Ok, here’s the Schwinn Sprint dressed up as a SS. I got the 16t freewheel and adjusted the chain line over the weekend, then installed the chain last night. Took a ride and it worked brilliantly! 😊...
08-08-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Material quality, tolerance control, finish,...

Material quality, tolerance control, finish, replacement parts, marketing, ego bling, weight. Andy
08-08-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By cyccommute

A properly built wheel shouldn’t require a...

A properly built wheel shouldn’t require a quarter turn at any point in it’s life. A quarter turn of a spoke nipple is a major adjustment. The problem with most machine built wheels is that they...
08-07-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,638
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've had a Zefal HP frame pump on my Fuji since...

I've had a Zefal HP frame pump on my Fuji since 1976. Well, technically I'm on my third one since the first two got bent bashing bad doggie noggins... But this current one is from 1979! Still works...
08-07-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By shelbyfv

I don't know about computers but my understanding...

I don't know about computers but my understanding is that machine built wheels can be as "good" as the manufacturer chooses, depending on how many passes ($$) through the tensioning process. It's...
08-07-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By fietsbob

Keyboarding?

Keyboarding?
08-07-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 808
Posted By Iride01

Having upgraded old vintage bikes with new group...

Having upgraded old vintage bikes with new group sets myself, I'd say save your money and just maintain and fix what you currently have. While doing that, continue to add money to that $1000 you...
08-07-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By BobbyG

SVTNate It could be your neck. Back in 2010 I...

SVTNate It could be your neck. Back in 2010 I developed a bulging disk on the left side of my neck. But I felt it in my left arm. When the physician touched the side of my neck, it felt as if he...
08-05-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By DeadGrandpa

There is a non-deet mosquito repellent called...

There is a non-deet mosquito repellent called REPEL, available at Walmart and Target, that works pretty well against mosquitoes and somewhat against the biting flies. It's made with lemon and...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By kellichou

New Commuter!

I've been commuting to work the past 3 years, but now with my kiddo going to a new school, I'll be taking drop-off instead of pick-up. Before I had my hybrid bike with panniers, and I would just ride...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By sweeks

This may seem ... odd, but you *could* consider...

This may seem ... odd, but you *could* consider This Bike (https://www.strida.com/product/strida-c1/). I had a Strida 2 as my first folding bike about 18 years ago. Though it eventually wasn't up to...
07-29-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 816
Posted By OldTryGuy

Preparing to leave the house in 30 minutes for...

Preparing to leave the house in 30 minutes for another "overnight 100 miler" and the lights are plugged in topping off. As soon as I am done with the ride they will be plugged in to top off and then...
07-29-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,519
Posted By cyccommute

Not really...especially on modern bicycles with...

Not really...especially on modern bicycles with sealed bearings. The GCN guys did a test with a power washer where then directed the spray right at the bearings for 5 minutes and saw no penetration....
07-29-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,687
Posted By Pop N Wood

Not a popular choice on this site but you...

Not a popular choice on this site but you shouldn't need padded shorts at all. Never worn them, never will, never lubed my arse for any reason.

If you are missing a layer of skin than that says...
07-28-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,519
Posted By Unca_Sam

A damp rag, a spray bottle, and a hard floor?...

A damp rag, a spray bottle, and a hard floor? Wipe the chain with a rag to get the dirty lube. Maybe the chain rings and jockey wheels too?
Don't over think it.
07-28-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,276
Posted By Trakhak

Oddly enough, you can always change your mind.

Oddly enough, you can always change your mind.
07-28-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,276
Posted By FiftySix

I'll tell ya what I like about reflectors besides...

I'll tell ya what I like about reflectors besides the fact they light up your bike more when struck by other vehicle lights. They are reassuring when your USB charged lighting system gives you the...
07-27-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,276
Posted By FiftySix

Shhhh. You're describing my daylight dedicated...

Shhhh. You're describing my daylight dedicated cruising bike. :lol:
07-26-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 773
Posted By Retro Grouch

So the top stem bolt isn't clamping against...

So the top stem bolt isn't clamping against anything. Not something I'd do.
07-25-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,105
Posted By cb400bill

I'm not sure how I could get down to only four...

I'm not sure how I could get down to only four...
07-25-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I had one of these for a couple years. It's...

I had one of these for a couple years. It's actually a fairly nice frame.

The threading will be standard English. In the past, when one of my bikes had a damaged cup, I was able to just pull a...
07-25-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By dsbrantjr

Many people, myself included, would probably just...

Many people, myself included, would probably just swap in a Shimano BB-UN55 or BB-UN26 cartridge bottom bracket of the appropriate length.
Forum: Commuting
07-23-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,475
Posted By flangehead

Mostly ditto of Gresp15C‘s post. A few variances:...

Mostly ditto of Gresp15C‘s post. A few variances:

What are the characteristics/ qualities of the bike that you use for transportation?
I use a touring bike without a chain guard. I bind my pants...
07-20-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,643
Posted By cyccommute

In that bike you have all the tools you need to...

In that bike you have all the tools you need to learn how to deal with any pothole you’d encounter on a road way. Take the bike out and ride it like it is designed to be ridden...i.e. on dirt,...
07-20-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By RGMN

I've had the discussion with my cardiologist...

I've had the discussion with my cardiologist about going off Metoprolol Succinate due to the heart rate limiting effect. I know and can feel that it limits my peak performance but it also helps...
07-20-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By Darth Lefty

I should say that the medicine that I'm on since...

I should say that the medicine that I'm on since my heart surgery is a lot less powerful than the cocktail I was on before. Surgeries are never a return to baseline, they always have their...
07-19-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,595
Posted By GlennR

It just delays me 5-10 minutes

It just delays me 5-10 minutes
07-19-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,643
Posted By Retro Grouch

It is entirely possible to lock up the front...

It is entirely possible to lock up the front wheel of a bicycle by hard braking on dry pavement. I've personally seen it done. The result is an over the handlebar crash.

Bicycle component...
07-19-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By Chuckles1

My approach is much the same. Made my own chain...

My approach is much the same. Made my own chain whip and derailleur hanger tester/ straightener out of old junk in garage. Doubly satisfying every time I use them.
07-19-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By Retro Grouch

Special tools are nice to have when you need one....

Special tools are nice to have when you need one. The truth is that doesn't happen as often as you are probably imagining. You will be surprised at how much bike maintenance you can do with just a...
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