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10-26-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By cyccommute

Iíll echo what others have said. But Iíll add...

Iíll echo what others have said. But Iíll add that when you remove it, do yourself a favor and get a Shimano freewheel. Shimanoís are far easier to remove. The splined tool engages better.
10-24-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,164
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.
10-21-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,164
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...
10-21-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,826
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 ďnaturalĒ products that are highly toxic. Not only chronically...
10-21-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 93,515
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 couldnít 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: 451
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, 09:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,164
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, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
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: 23
Views: 708
Posted By cyccommute

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

Without a fork change, installing a rim brake isnít an option. Nor is using a rim brake on the current wheels. Disc rims don Ďt use thinner metal for the sidewalls, they use shorter sidewalls. ...
10-18-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,826
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, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,010
Posted By cyccommute

Not as much as you might think. Going from 70įF...

Not as much as you might think. Going from 70įF at 100 psi to 90įF causes the pressure to rise 4 psi. Pressure rises with temperature but itís just not that much of a change. If you wanted to...
10-12-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 991
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...
10-10-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,347
Posted By cyccommute

I have ridden hub mounted disc. I have 8 bikes. ...

I have ridden hub mounted disc. I have 8 bikes. Three of them have discs, one has a disc front and linear rear, 3 have cantilevers and one has dual pivot side pulls. The disc brake ones donít stop...
10-08-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By cyccommute

Hereís the gearing...

Hereís the gearing (http://www.gear-calculator.com/?GR=DERS&KB=40&RZ=11,13,15,18,21,24,28,32,36&UF=2185&TF=90&SL=2.6&UN=MPH&DV=gearInches) from gear-calculator.com. Seems a bit high. You might think...
10-08-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By cyccommute

Cable housing ferrules, actually. ...

Cable housing ferrules, actually.



Probably. You can, however, find them in various colors to match a color scheme. Donít expect to get those for free.

...
10-05-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,117
Posted By cyccommute

Iíve never seen a cable stop that low on frame. ...

Iíve never seen a cable stop that low on frame. Iíve seen lots of them that locate where the downtube shifter clamp is placed. Yours has one as well
...
10-04-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 762
Posted By cyccommute

I donít think it has anything to do with...

I donít think it has anything to do with installation. Mine...Iíve only had it happen once...was spontaneous. It just happens.
10-04-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By cyccommute

Cost is another consideration. You’ll need to...

Cost is another consideration. You’ll need to replace the cassette, derailer, chain, and shifters. Alivio is usually riveted so you may need to replace the crank as well. It’s a pretty substantial...
10-01-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By cyccommute

Far less than you think. People like to futz...

Far less than you think. People like to futz with their bikes but really donít need to do as much as they think they do. If you pick the right components, you wonít need to do much of anything at...
10-01-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By cyccommute

It is if you have to explain that there isnít a...

It is if you have to explain that there isnít a difference between the rims used for 700C tires and 29er tires all the time.
Forum: Touring
10-01-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,365
Posted By cyccommute

That depends on the trip. I don’t carry a water...

That depends on the trip. I don’t carry a water filter on a road tour because passing through towns is common enough even here in the wide open western US. But when traveling off-pavement, there are...
10-01-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By cyccommute

The chances of the grommet on the tube being...

The chances of the grommet on the tube being trapped between two different tubes is fairly high if you arenít aware of the problem. The valve grommet is the part of the tube that is circled. This...
10-01-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By cyccommute

You may not care but using ETRTO or ISO sizing...

You may not care but using ETRTO or ISO sizing makes a lot more sense than the common confusing system most people use. There are 6 different 26Ē sizes ranging from 559mm to 590mm. The ETRTO sizing...
09-30-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7,547
Views: 1,962,693
Posted By cyccommute

That is an Ortlieb Rack Adapter...

That is an Ortlieb Rack Adapter (https://www.ortlieb.com/usa/adapter-travel-biker-trunk-bag). I use them on my trunk bags along with an adapter for bicycle baskets...
09-30-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 107,081
Posted By cyccommute

Well you really broke the thread with that one,...

Well you really broke the thread with that one, didn’t you? I don’t think we have gone 7 days without anything ever. I bit the bullet and did the damn ride for ya, you worthless, lazy gits!

...
09-30-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7,547
Views: 1,962,693
Posted By cyccommute

Itís a Tubus Airy...

Itís a Tubus Airy (https://www.tubus.com/en/products/rear-carriers/tubus-product/airy) Ďcause, well, it just has to be, doesnít it;)
09-30-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,017
Posted By cyccommute

Glad to help. Make sure the screw is on a flat or...

Glad to help. Make sure the screw is on a flat or you might want to file more of a flat on the stud.
09-29-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,017
Posted By cyccommute

Iím a retired chemist. But, since I know where...

Iím a retired chemist. But, since I know where you will take that, I have also done all my own bicycle mechanical work since the early 90s. Iíve owned 39 personal bicycles as well as my wifeís...
09-29-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,017
Posted By cyccommute

The nut (yellow arrow) is connected to the stud...

The nut (yellow arrow) is connected to the stud that the back nut threads onto. It isn’t threaded so it can’t be “tightened”. It is tightened via the back nut....
09-28-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,017
Posted By cyccommute

You are making this way harder than it needs to...

You are making this way harder than it needs to be. The centering screw is there to ďcenterĒ the brake. Why work harder than needed.
09-28-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,017
Posted By cyccommute

Yup. Should be a 5mm.

Yup. Should be a 5mm.
09-28-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,017
Posted By cyccommute

If the nut on the back of the brake is loose,...

If the nut on the back of the brake is loose, just hold the brake near center and tighten it. You should be able to keep it centered well enough. Then use a screw driver on the screw on top (red...
09-26-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By cyccommute

I’m not sure your set up is going to work. The...

I’m not sure your set up is going to work. The arms of the on the rack are supposed to be on either side of the fork blade. That keeps it from twisting. I don’t think the way you have it now will...
09-25-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By cyccommute

The only place it matters is at the contact...

The only place it matters is at the contact patch. Iíve done the calculations before and it works out to a few milliliters more volume. Itís tiny in the grand scheme of things.
09-25-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By cyccommute

I’d say no. Too much fuss is made about marginal...

I’d say no. Too much fuss is made about marginal width changes on tires. To give some perspective, take two 2 pence coins and stack them. (Two nickels for us “Mericans) That’s the width and height...
09-25-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,678
Posted By cyccommute

3M Double sided molding tape...

3M Double sided molding tape...
09-24-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By cyccommute

There arenít that many standards for O-rings. ...

There arenít that many standards for O-rings. Thereís just a lot of sizes. A good hardware store (not a big box) should be able to help.
09-24-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,456
Posted By cyccommute

I have a 0.56 (20/36) on my touring bike (15.1”)...

I have a 0.56 (20/36) on my touring bike (15.1”) and on a couple of mountain bikes (14.6”). Riding at 3 mph isn’t that difficult. If you know how to track stand, it’s easier but it’s still not that...
09-24-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 107,081
Posted By cyccommute

No. That was taken about 5 years ago. I just...

No. That was taken about 5 years ago. I just couldnít resist the dig;)

The mission is still one.
09-24-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,050
Posted By cyccommute

Mavic Open Pro C...

Mavic Open Pro C (https://shop.mavic.com/en-us/open-pro-c-j24200.html#1028=3283) would be a good choice. Not too aero but not a boxy as the H plus Sonís. They are lighter as well.
09-24-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 107,081
Posted By cyccommute

You mean like this ...

You mean like this


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/a2733634_705e_42b4_a8fa_ddb88d3f0048_e9c921e9ff77fad417dc093b2ed44190a5fa0c5f.jpeg

The Eastern ďDivideĒ is...
09-23-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 444
Posted By cyccommute

You have a failed attempt by Shimano to make an...

You have a failed attempt by Shimano to make an antilock brake system. The spring is meant to keep the front wheel from Ďlockingí (it canít but thatís a different discussion). It doesnít work and...
09-23-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,050
Posted By cyccommute

I willing to admit when Iím wrong and thatís the...

I willing to admit when Iím wrong and thatís the case here. On the other hand, gouges that deep are cause for concern. The sidewalls of the rim are compromised not because of the ďtin canningĒ...
09-23-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,050
Posted By cyccommute

If it is not a machined groove it is the...

If it is not a machined groove it is the rotuitous gouge in history. It just happens to follow in a perfect arc along about 20% of the rim in exactly the same place and about the same depth as...
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,625
Posted By cyccommute

A couple of things. Lots of spokes are good but...

A couple of things. Lots of spokes are good but better spokes are, well, better. Straight gauge spokes (which most people use) need more spokes to do the same job as double butted spokes. And triple...
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,625
Posted By cyccommute

While I would never use a 55mm tire on a road...

While I would never use a 55mm tire on a road tour, I regularly use 55 to 58 mm mountain bike tires on 17mm internal width rims. I had 25mm rims back in the 80s but thatís the last time I used rims...
09-23-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7,547
Views: 1,962,693
Posted By cyccommute

My 1998 Moots Y Be Beat doing what I built it for...

My 1998 Moots Y Be Beat doing what I built it for

...
09-22-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By cyccommute

At 4í11Ē and with a inseam of 28Ē, the bike might...

At 4í11Ē and with a inseam of 28Ē, the bike might still be a bit big. She will only have about 1/2Ē to 3/4Ē of clearance. Thatís not a lot. Think of how close you want the frame to be to the...
09-22-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,499
Posted By cyccommute

A Terry Symmetry, of course. The woman was tiny.

A Terry Symmetry, of course. The woman was tiny.
09-22-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 650
Posted By cyccommute

I wouldnít go so far as to say that they are...

I wouldnít go so far as to say that they are ďcoolĒ or that they even have that much utility. If you are going to ride at night, active lighting is far more effective...and noticeable...than any...
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