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10-25-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,102
Posted By cyccommute

Don’t be so quick to judge. That pump looks a lot...

Don’t be so quick to judge. That pump looks a lot like a Medai pump hose and head. Until the leather wore out, it was the best pump I ever owned. I’d still be using it if I could have found a...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,821
Posted By cyccommute

I would suggest you reconsider this one. Air/oil...

I would suggest you reconsider this one. Air/oil suspension works well in cold weather and there is benefit to having both front and rear suspension. A rigid fork will get trapped in a rut or packed...
10-25-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,102
Posted By cyccommute

I apologize for any actions that may have seemed...

I apologize for any actions that may have seemed insulting. I try not to insult others and stick to the points of the argument. But occasionally, I slip. For that, again, I apologize.
10-25-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,218
Posted By cyccommute

I missed this one. The Panaracer Dart/Smoke...

I missed this one. The Panaracer Dart/Smoke combination is the best tire set up I’ve ever used. I still use them on my dual suspension mountain bike. Just don’t use the Smoke on the front. It...
10-24-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,102
Posted By cyccommute

Only if underinflated. But any tire is prone to...

Only if underinflated. But any tire is prone to snake bites if underinflated.
10-23-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,102
Posted By cyccommute

Agree. It’s easy enough to get an adapter for...

Agree. It’s easy enough to get an adapter for Presta from SKS...
10-23-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,102
Posted By cyccommute

From the picture on Bikes Direct, they are...

From the picture on Bikes Direct, they are Schrader. That may not guarantee that the bike comes with are Schrader but I suspect that is the likely configuration.
10-23-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By cyccommute

I don’t know where you live or how familiar you...

I don’t know where you live or how familiar you are with the metric system but people seem to be confused about how big a millimeter is. It’s a whole number and people seem to think that whole...
Forum: Touring
10-22-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By cyccommute

In 1986, I did a tour on a very similar bike to...

In 1986, I did a tour on a very similar bike to wintermute’s, although I don’t recall having a fork rake quite like that one. I used a top mount deck which worked well enough. I would normally have...
10-22-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By cyccommute

The ESI grips...

The ESI grips (https://esigrips.com/product-category/mtb-grips/) come in 11 different colors, at least 3 different thickness and can even be ordered in 2...
10-22-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,102
Posted By cyccommute

I run lower pressure off-road. 40 psi is lower...

I run lower pressure off-road. 40 psi is lower than 80 to 100 psi that I use on road tires. I just don’t run stupidly low pressures. 20 psi for my weight would result in either pinch flats, bent rims...
Forum: Touring
10-22-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By cyccommute

While I agree that making a heavy bike into a...

While I agree that making a heavy bike into a light bike is a fools errand, I disagree with your assertion that bike weight doesn’t matter. The 4 Corners weighs in at around 28 lbs. While riding a...
10-22-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,102
Posted By cyccommute

I have done research in addition to having...

I have done research in addition to having decades of practical experience with regards to tire pressure...I couldn’t care less about cyclocross or any competition, for that matter. All the research...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By cyccommute

While your girlfriend looks small, she doesn’t...

While your girlfriend looks small, she doesn’t appear to be that tiny. About 5’3”? Small bikes are always a problem. Manufacturers just don’t make many of them and they make even fewer “touring”...
10-21-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By cyccommute

Not in my experience. The solvent in the glue...

Not in my experience. The solvent in the glue evaporates when the tube is open. As long as the cap is on tight, the solvent has no where to go. The only times I’ve had problems is if the cap isn’t...
10-21-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,102
Posted By cyccommute

A 33 mm tire inflated to “barely half of [40...

A 33 mm tire inflated to “barely half of [40 psi]” is seriously under inflated. I don’t use “high pressure” on wide tires. I use the proper pressure. If you use 20psi on 33 mm tires, what pressure...
10-21-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,102
Posted By cyccommute

The point of that article seems to be that there...

The point of that article seems to be that there is an optimal point. Not too many people are really going to 120 psi on a 25 mm tire. Far more people are currently running 60 psi in that narrow a...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,441
Posted By cyccommute

That was likely unleaded gasoline. It was not...

That was likely unleaded gasoline. It was not the same as what has commonly come to be called “Coleman fuel”. Coleman fuel has an octane rating of 50. I’m not even sure you could even start an...
10-21-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,812
Posted By cyccommute

People think something is harmless because it has...

People think something is harmless because it has a common name and its been used for ages. That may not be true. There are plenty of “natural” products that are highly toxic. Not only chronically...
10-21-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 93,440
Posted By cyccommute

I almost ran over this little guy in southeastern...

I almost ran over this little guy in southeastern Colorado last week. I couldn’t see a rattle and thought he was just a bull snake but he had a heart shaped head and he buzzed that tail as fast as he...
10-21-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By cyccommute

Nope. There is not a patch out there that will...

Nope. There is not a patch out there that will stick worth a damn with “standard rubber cement”. Nor is making your own patches going to work all that well. Both aren’t even worth the time to try.
...
10-21-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,812
Posted By cyccommute

Based on what data or study? Do you have...

Based on what data or study? Do you have information on what that “peculiar smell” is so that you can assess the “toxicity”? “Toxic” is a term that gets thrown about by the chemical fearing public...
10-21-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,102
Posted By cyccommute

Well put. Hysteresis is a very large part of...

Well put. Hysteresis is a very large part of rolling resistance. Much...far too much...to do is made about tires bouncing and losing forward momentum. Narrow tires run at very low pressures may feel...
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4,499
Views: 2,208,569
Posted By cyccommute

The loading process for rugged remote touring....

The loading process for rugged remote touring. The bike is a 1998 Moots YBBeat. The bags are mostly Revelate while the others are Oveja Negra (made in Salida, CO).

...
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By cyccommute

A Brooks Flyer is a bit boat anchory at 850g...

A Brooks Flyer is a bit boat anchory at 850g (almost 2 lbs). A B17 Titanium (https://www.brooksengland.com/en_us/b17-special-titanium.html) is less so but it will still provide ample anchorage for a...
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By cyccommute

Without a fork change, installing a rim brake...

Without a fork change, installing a rim brake isn’t an option. Nor is using a rim brake on the current wheels. Disc rims don ‘t use thinner metal for the sidewalls, they use shorter sidewalls. ...
10-19-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,812
Posted By cyccommute

Cotton: Several chemical processes are used on...

Cotton: Several chemical processes are used on cotton to clean and make the thread and fabric. Dyes are “chemicals”, so better wear white and only stuff you’ve grown and woven yourself.

Wool:...
10-18-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,528
Posted By cyccommute

No, I was comparing the cost of 2 boxes of 100...

No, I was comparing the cost of 2 boxes of 100 patches (200 total) to the cost of 200 tubes.



We’ll just have to agree to disagree. I find tubeless to be a royal pain to deal with when I’ve had...
10-18-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,812
Posted By cyccommute

Okay there are a lot of misinformation to unpack...

Okay there are a lot of misinformation to unpack here. First, Nylon and polyamide are the same thing. Nylon fibers are used in all kinds of applications. If you use a toothbrush or have a carpet...
10-18-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,102
Posted By cyccommute

I don’t agree. Less than 40 psi for my weight...

I don’t agree. Less than 40 psi for my weight with 2.1” tires will result in not only pinch flats...an annoyance...but also damage to the rims when the rim bottoms out which is a much worse problem....
10-18-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,102
Posted By cyccommute

No. Bicycle tire calculators say that is right...

No. Bicycle tire calculators say that is right for my weight. Years of riding experience tell me that is the right pressure for my weight. Frankly, I see any thing less than that to be far too low....
10-18-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,006
Posted By cyccommute

Not as much as you might think. Going from 70°F...

Not as much as you might think. Going from 70°F at 100 psi to 90°F causes the pressure to rise 4 psi. Pressure rises with temperature but it’s just not that much of a change. If you wanted to...
10-18-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,102
Posted By cyccommute

Based on what evidence? I know that people think...

Based on what evidence? I know that people think that low pressures allow the tire to flex around an object better than high pressure does but, in practice, I’ve never found tire pressure to have...
Forum: Touring
10-18-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By cyccommute

Ten hours is also about the most I do in a day...

Ten hours is also about the most I do in a day but how many days have you gone without access to power? I’ve gone days without any other power source than what I can carry. Having a battery on my...
10-18-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By cyccommute

Don’t pay too much attention to all the charts...

Don’t pay too much attention to all the charts that you’ll find on tire sizes. They are far too conservative. I have 559mm Aeroheats on several mountain bikes which are the old version of the Dyad....
10-18-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,528
Posted By cyccommute

The lack of tubes doesn’t make tubeless less...

The lack of tubes doesn’t make tubeless less prone to punctures. The sealant in the tubeless tire does that job. I could put the same sealant in the tube...without all the attendant hassles of...
10-17-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,528
Posted By cyccommute

If you want as many patches per tube, you just...

If you want as many patches per tube, you just need to live where the goatheads grow. You get good at it with all the practice.



You can’t let it dry too long. I’ve forgotten about tubes in...
10-17-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,528
Posted By cyccommute

There’s your problem. Don’t use “different glues...

There’s your problem. Don’t use “different glues and patches”. Use Rema...glue and patches...and nothing else. Rema has chemistry on its side since it isn’t just “glue” but actually uses chemistry...
Forum: Touring
10-16-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By cyccommute

Neither of those really have that much battery...

Neither of those really have that much battery life. the Garmin is 20 hours and the Wahoo has 17. To put it another way, that’s about 2 days of riding without recharge. And the price on both is a...
10-16-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 977
Posted By cyccommute

Frankly, a whole lot of electrons had to die to...

Frankly, a whole lot of electrons had to die to say that, essentially, the chain is going to wear out no matter how much effort you expend on it.
10-16-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 977
Posted By cyccommute

I have no hard data on it...I don’t wax...

I have no hard data on it...I don’t wax chains...but, essentially, yes. The wax on the chain would dissolve in the hard wax and soften it. That would make a hard wax work better on the chain. From...
10-12-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,215
Posted By cyccommute

Whatever floats your boat but if you are going to...

Whatever floats your boat but if you are going to leave them in place, why not just drill out the rim and use Schrader valves? Schrader valves are made for tubeless so you wouldn’t have to fiddle...
10-12-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 977
Posted By cyccommute

For some reason, people feel that they need a...

For some reason, people feel that they need a complicated, multi step process to clean chains. Considering what gets thrown at a chain, all this work to make it “clean” is mostly useless. If you were...
10-11-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 907
Posted By cyccommute

The CPSC’s stand against lawyer lips is that they...

The CPSC’s stand against lawyer lips is that they defeat the proper use of the quick release and encourage loose connections to the frame. I see lots and lots and lots of people who grab a quick...
10-11-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By cyccommute

Well, telling you to reread the post cleared up a...

Well, telling you to reread the post cleared up a misconception you had about the problem. I miss things on posts as well. I have zero problems with blood pressure. In fact my blood pressure goes the...
10-11-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,215
Posted By cyccommute

Why not just use Schrader valves if you have...

Why not just use Schrader valves if you have issues with Presta valves? Presta valves are extremely simple and easy to use if you use the proper chuck.
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By cyccommute

I’d look at Fleabay. Look for an external...

I’d look at Fleabay. Look for an external bearing bottom bracket. Easier to install and work on. For the derailer, just about anything Shimano works as long as it’s not mountain 10 speed...aka...
10-11-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 907
Posted By cyccommute

Like by finding a post on a public forum about...

Like by finding a post on a public forum about filing them off?

Oops.
10-11-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By cyccommute

Read KC8QVO’s original post. The cables aren’t...

Read KC8QVO’s original post. The cables aren’t fraying at the derailer end but at the shifter end. A very different...and potentially much more expensive....problem.

And shifter cables aren’t...
10-10-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,323
Posted By cyccommute

First, rim are just larger discs. Not “pedantic”...

First, rim are just larger discs. Not “pedantic” at all. They use the same principle as hub mounted rotors, i.e. a friction pad that squeezes a rotating disc.



I have never understood the...
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