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04-12-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 680
Posted By veganbikes

I hate bikes! :lol:

I hate bikes! :lol:
04-12-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 730
Posted By GlennR

Do you drive the same way? Not passing...

Do you drive the same way?

Not passing others that a going slow?

Not passing a slower rider because you don't want to hurt their feelings is like youth sports where they don't keep score and...
04-12-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 150
Posted By cyccommute

On the really weird side, check that the brake...

On the really weird side, check that the brake pad doesn’t have a lip that is diving under the rim like the lip in this picture.* The lip is often enough catch the pad and keep it from releasing...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By dedhed

Fenders or not your bike will get a lot dirtier...

Fenders or not your bike will get a lot dirtier with road grit and slime.
04-10-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,257
Posted By tyrion

Worker got 9 chainrings out of a sheet of metal...

Worker got 9 chainrings out of a sheet of metal that most people can only get 8 out of.
04-10-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,257
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Looks like the stamper got a little too close to...

Looks like the stamper got a little too close to the next ring. Inverted stamped tooth profile is obvious.
04-09-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 61
Igh
Views: 1,556
Posted By tcs

Since we're showing IGH bikes, here's my Dawes...

Since we're showing IGH bikes, here's my Dawes frame fitted 12 years ago with a Sturmey-Archer XRF8(W). Wonderful machine; quiet, responsive, comfortable, not a moment's trouble.
...
04-09-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 680
Posted By eastsideride

You couldn't be more wrong about this. While the...

You couldn't be more wrong about this. While the store carries the name, it is full of people who are dedicated to providing the best service they can. No one is full of themselves in this industry...
04-09-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,322
Posted By mr_bill

A Dutch Bike shop that does not sell "Dutch...

A Dutch Bike shop that does not sell "Dutch Bikes." In Amsterdam on Haarlemstraat. (From the before times. Yes, I should have gotten a better shot. Noticed it on a Sunday morning.)

...
04-08-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 61
Igh
Views: 1,556
Posted By Troul

The energy in & out makes the IGH efficient. ...

The energy in & out makes the IGH efficient. It's the lack of amount of gearing that keeps IGH from being used like a cassette is often used for.
04-08-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 61
Igh
Views: 1,556
Posted By tcs

There are a number of different kinds of '3inOne'...

There are a number of different kinds of '3inOne' oil. The one to use in old Sturmey-Archer hubs is '3inOne Motor Oil' with the blue and white label. It's actually pretty much the same as the old...
04-07-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 358
Posted By Bigbus

I think all the bickering scared the OP off, but...

I think all the bickering scared the OP off, but if he's still reading this thread, I don't think he really needs to change anything on the bike. It's new and still in good working order as is. He...
04-07-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 680
Posted By MRT2

The rapport and institutional memory you will...

The rapport and institutional memory you will build is more likely with a small, locally run place than with the mega store.
04-06-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 727
Posted By trailangel

How many miles on the chain. It doesn't sit in...

How many miles on the chain. It doesn't sit in the chainring. Worn out chain. Clean bike. Adjust deraileur.
04-06-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 832
Posted By bblair

Lean bike against car. Garden hose and car wash...

Lean bike against car. Garden hose and car wash stuff. Wash both.

to clarify: in winter, wash neither.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By steve0257

I've got one I've converted to a three speed. The...

I've got one I've converted to a three speed. The only things left from the original bike are the frame and fork.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Swampthing

Like he said, parts availability is key. Parts...

Like he said, parts availability is key.
Parts can be reasonably cheap on eBay, if you can minimize the shipping, but if you really want to jump in, buy another bike for parts and salvage the bits...
04-03-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By Retro Grouch

It won't do everything but you'll be surprised at...

It won't do everything but you'll be surprised at how far just a 5mm allen wrench will take you.
03-30-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,060
Posted By caloso

Isn't that just Charles' Law?

Isn't that just Charles' Law?
03-30-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I generally just tilt the bike down in the front...

I generally just tilt the bike down in the front so good old gravity holds the wheel/bars straight. We have a couple of the Park HBH-2s and I rarely use one. Andy
03-29-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By oldbobcat

With hard shifting, your first step is always...

With hard shifting, your first step is always disconnect the cable. You want to determine if it's the cable, the derailleur, the shifter, or just some bad adjustment.
03-29-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Are you certain the cable is routed properly...

Are you certain the cable is routed properly through the derailleur? Apex derailleurs have a little tab next to the pinch bolt and the cable must run OVER this tab, even though running the cable...
03-28-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

How old is the bike? Does it have internal...

How old is the bike? Does it have internal routing?

One source for increasing lever effort is inner cables that don't slide against the casing and/or other edges/surfaces along the way from the...
03-27-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,356
Posted By Ironfish653

Another +1"for Zenni ; If you've got a copy of...

Another +1"for Zenni ; If you've got a copy of your prescription, and pick your upgrade options judiciously, you can get a pair made for about what you'd pay for decent 'off-the-rack' sunglasses.
03-27-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,356
Posted By But its me

These are what I went with from Zenni...

These are what I went with from Zenni (https://www.zennioptical.com/p/sport-eyeglass-frames/7431?skuId=743121):
...
03-27-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,356
Posted By 79pmooney

Nearsighted here. Been riding with glasses 55...

Nearsighted here. Been riding with glasses 55 years. (Contacts aren't an option for me.) I use wire framed conventional glasses. I choose my frames to be sturdy, with good temples that wrap...
03-27-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 860
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I carry a stubby 15mm wrench on one of my bikes,...

I carry a stubby 15mm wrench on one of my bikes, but not for the pedals (never had one come loose in the last 50 years!). It is for removing axle nuts so that I can fix a flat.
03-26-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 860
Posted By Fahrenheit531

My pedals don't "come loose." I carry a 15mm...

My pedals don't "come loose."

I carry a 15mm wrench when on my single speed but it's for wheel removal.
03-26-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,164
Posted By preyj

Agree - need to sacrifice one to keep the rest...

Agree - need to sacrifice one to keep the rest looking good.
03-26-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By BikeEthics

Stay away from the fixed gear bikes if you have...

Stay away from the fixed gear bikes if you have chronic knee issues. I had to take few years brake back in the days because my knees were in pain.
03-26-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,085
Posted By wphamilton

You like to stir up "math" controversy don't you?...

You like to stir up "math" controversy don't you? Me too.

FWIW, for small angles, sine and tangent are close enough not to matter. So if it's easier for anyone to use arcsine than arctan, I say...
03-24-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,684
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

They are called Buffalo Bikes and they have...

They are called Buffalo Bikes and they have distributed over 500,000 mostly in Africa. Would be great if they were distributed in the Western World with every bike purchased a donation is made...
03-24-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,473
Posted By Troul

or make ties with vertically stacked "jersey"...

or make ties with vertically stacked "jersey" pockets on the backside. Imagine the convince? Two water bottles & a staining banana all up front while wearing a slick city fitted Dolce & Gabbana.
03-23-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By Rolla

Then why did you start a thread asking about hill...

Then why did you start a thread asking about hill climbing?



I would never use crankarms that long on a fixed gear bike. When you lean the bike into a corner while your legs are spinning...
03-23-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,321
Posted By JohnDThompson

You're right, of course. I didn't think that...

You're right, of course. I didn't think that through very well. I'll blame it on lack of caffeine.
03-22-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By GlennR

I have SKS SpeedRockers on my CX bike. Tires are...

I have SKS SpeedRockers on my CX bike. Tires are 32mm street and 35mm knobby for offroad. I've put 1000 miles this winter and have arrived home with my cloths clean and dry.
...
03-22-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 875
Posted By 10 Wheels

Best to Let The Wife do ALL of the Bike Shopping.

Best to Let The Wife do ALL of the Bike Shopping.
03-21-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By cb400bill

Here are three threads that you can read up on...

Here are three threads that you can read up on this no win argument.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1151655-presta-schrader.html
...
03-21-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 762
Posted By downtube42

Chevrons on road bike tire treads are 99.998%...

Chevrons on road bike tire treads are 99.998% marketing, with the remaining 0.002% being incorrect thinking.
03-18-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,321
Posted By HD3andMe

Valve cores are $1.

Valve cores are $1.
03-13-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 618
Posted By GlennR

Snow works also. ...

Snow works also.
https://www.glenn-ring.com/emonda/snow.jpg
Forum: Commuting
03-11-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,365
Posted By timdow

Amen to that! Do you own thing and don't worry! ...

Amen to that! Do you own thing and don't worry! As far as etiquette on the bike path, just simply be courteous and the rest will take care of itself.
Forum: Commuting
03-05-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By noglider

Rechargeable lithium batteries have many...

Rechargeable lithium batteries have many advantages over previous rechargeable batteries. One is that a partial discharge does not harm them at all, and in fact, they prefer that to full discharges....
03-03-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,994
Posted By cyccommute

If he is suggesting using gasoline inside, opt to...

If he is suggesting using gasoline inside, opt to avoid spending any time with him in the shop. (Im assuming a guy because women are seldom that stupid). Gasoline is the most hazardous chemical...
03-03-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Here's a novel idea: create a ride-tracker in my...

Here's a novel idea: create a ride-tracker in my phone that scores my rides for risk. thought is a derivative of "I keep telling my wife..." (which I never do, of course). if the app tracked me...
03-03-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,687
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Especially given COVID demonstrating to lots of...

Especially given COVID demonstrating to lots of businesses the waste of needing commuters and expensive office buildings.



Simple. Don't elect people to office who think this is a true-ism....
03-03-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,788
Posted By guy153

One possibility is they became a bit too obsessed...

One possibility is they became a bit too obsessed with cars, being pioneers of motorways, and having a lot of very strong car-manufacturing going on.
03-02-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By 10 Wheels

Cell Phone Drivers have killed a few of us.

Cell Phone Drivers have killed a few of us.
03-01-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,909
Posted By WhyFi

This is why I mentioned that results might be...

This is why I mentioned that results might be different in different forums. I'm primarily a road cyclist and I wouldn't at all say that there's a default either way - cycling is different things to...
02-26-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,646
Posted By unterhausen

grabcad maybe?

grabcad maybe?
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