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08-25-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Robert P

Ever replaced the LED element on a Zefal or similar light?

I run a couple of Zefal LED lights I'm really happy with. Anyone ever successfully replaced the element? I have an aversion to tossing perfectly good hardware because of one piece if it can be...
08-24-17, 04:22 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 16,335
Posted By Robert P

To clarify my original concept wasn't about...

To clarify my original concept wasn't about abandoning common sense - rather if you don't perceive an imminent danger to yourself or others.
08-21-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 16,335
Posted By Robert P

Do you obey traffic signals?

Or do you only stop at intersections if you perceive there's a reason to - i.e. traffic dictates it - and otherwise blow through red lights and stop signs?
08-19-17, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By Robert P

What makes a better hybrid bike better?

I've got a Giant Cypress DX and a Trek Verve 2. Both are 24 speed, the Giant has a suspension front fork, the Trek doesn't, I don't perceive much if any difference in the ride between the two. The...
08-13-17, 11:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,092
Posted By Robert P

Part of the hypothetical scenario was if the lock...

Part of the hypothetical scenario was if the lock mechanism fails for whatever reason - debris jams it internally? A dupe key wouldn't help.

When they come out with this lock made of unobtanium we...
08-13-17, 10:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,575
Posted By Robert P

I use it all the time. As an example, if I go out...

I use it all the time. As an example, if I go out for an exercise ride where I combine biking with calisthenics, I'll use the bike tire as a support while stretching. I'll hang the helmet on the...
08-13-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,092
Posted By Robert P

Yes, it would be allowed to be sold. Yes I would...

Yes, it would be allowed to be sold. Yes I would want one. You could cut what it was locked to. Or cut the chain. Or cut the frame.[/QUOTE]
Your bike is still toast and you still can't use the lock...
08-12-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By Robert P

Disallowed topics listed anywhere?

Is there a listing on the site of specific topics that aren't allowed in various forums here? Nothing like that under the Forum Rules link which goes to a general guidelines post in Forum Suggestions...
08-11-17, 12:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,331
Posted By Robert P

It happens pretty quickly once you get the hang...

It happens pretty quickly once you get the hang of it. One of my Facebook friends' kids went from first wobbly ride to competitive cycling in the same year.
08-08-17, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By Robert P

I'm surprised no one has mentioned various riding...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned various riding lubricants, maybe they don't advocate them.

Popular brands are Chamois Butt'r and DZ Nuts that's about twice the price by volume. The latter has...
08-08-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,092
Posted By Robert P

If someone found a way to make an impenetrable...

If someone found a way to make an impenetrable lock - couldn't be cut, broken, torched or picked - I wonder if it would be allowed to be sold. Would you want one? Lose the key or the lock mechanism...
08-08-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,534
Posted By Robert P

The flip side is they probably wouldn't want to...

The flip side is they probably wouldn't want to hear about the behavior of many of their little angels while on the bus. School bus driving has to be one of the crappiest jobs in the world. It can be...
08-08-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,131
Posted By Robert P

Those little old ladies hit hard.

Those little old ladies hit hard.
08-07-17, 03:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,574
Posted By Robert P

I knew an older guy who typically dressed similar...

I knew an older guy who typically dressed similar to Jed Clampett - work pants, flannel shirt, old floppy hat, always seemed to have a 2-day beard. He went into an auto dealer looking for a car for...
08-07-17, 01:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By Robert P

Didn't say anything about looking for...

Didn't say anything about looking for justification - just curious.
08-07-17, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By Robert P

Do you concealed carry when riding?

Topic heading pretty much says it all. Do you pack heat when riding? If so ever had to pull it or use it?

Answers to the question are preferred.
08-03-17, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By Robert P

Seems like all lubricants are going to be sticky...

Seems like all lubricants are going to be sticky to some degree - what lube do you use? After riding a couple of weeks, if you ran your fingers back and forth along the chain there's nothing?
08-02-17, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By Robert P

What is the sludge on a chain?

After cleaning the gears and chain absolutely clean and lubing with Rock N Roll Gold, ride for about a week and the chain develops this gray coating. Ride exclusively on asphalt road and concrete...
05-25-17, 06:40 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,284
Posted By Robert P

This guy was the bike store's head mechanic.

This guy was the bike store's head mechanic.
05-25-17, 05:03 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,284
Posted By Robert P

That's why I asked if anyone can offer a way to...

That's why I asked if anyone can offer a way to demonstrate it - i.e. see for myself that it happens.
05-24-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,284
Posted By Robert P

He treated the notion of the QR changing anything...

He treated the notion of the QR changing anything after the cones have been adjusted and tightened such as compressing the axle as nonsense. Words to the effect that there's no way it's going to...
05-24-17, 07:26 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,284
Posted By Robert P

Proof that a QR compresses the axle?

I was in the shop of the local Trek dealer where I recently got my Trek and was asking the head tech about adjusting the cup/cone bearings comparing notes to what folks said in here regarding a...
05-22-17, 05:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,774
Posted By Robert P

Is paint removal with a torch considered typical...

Is paint removal with a torch considered typical in the bike world? My first thought when stripping paint is chemically with paint stripper. Aircraft paint stripper works great on cars. The gung-ho...
05-19-17, 11:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,322
Posted By Robert P

That would mean it compresses stronger than the...

That would mean it compresses stronger than the threads of the nuts, cones and axle resist...?
05-19-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,573
Posted By Robert P

Fantastic. Clearly the winner in overall...

Fantastic. Clearly the winner in overall functionality if you have a large area to dedicate to it.

I'm guessing the price is going to be around the $1000 mark?

If you have fabricating skills...
05-19-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,322
Posted By Robert P

Right way to tighten hub bearings

What I've been doing is tightening by finger until just at the point where I can't detect any play no matter what direction I yank or push, then hold in place with a cone wrench and tighten and...
05-19-17, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,501
Posted By Robert P

Me too. Unlikely since it has a thick rubber boot...

Me too. Unlikely since it has a thick rubber boot on the end.

Someone I know had a bad ass-over-teakettle wreck and their major injury was the handlebar slamming down on them breaking their eye...
05-19-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,573
Posted By Robert P

The bike shops I've seen use a floor-mounted...

The bike shops I've seen use a floor-mounted stand with plenty of room to move around the entire stand.

I have a Bikehand stand and it's great. The one thing about it is the two-leg configuration...
05-19-17, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By Robert P

What I envision would be a likely scenario would...

What I envision would be a likely scenario would be fumble-thumbing it and mis-aligning it and snapping off one of the tines. I have a fanny pack I use to hold my wallet, cell phone and keys while...
05-19-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,501
Posted By Robert P

This one is riveted in place - one end is a...

This one is riveted in place - one end is a rounded head the other the edges are obviously compressed and curled over in a press. There's clearly wear internally whether the upper part of the leg...
05-19-17, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,501
Posted By Robert P

I'll definitely remove the kickstand the next...

I'll definitely remove the kickstand the next time I enter my Giant or my Trek in a motorcycle race.

:lol:
05-19-17, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By Robert P

The buckle is the one moving part on the helmet -...

The buckle is the one moving part on the helmet - it's currently working fine, just looking to just in case. I'm confident that the helmet shell is as structurally intact as the day it came out of...
05-18-17, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,501
Posted By Robert P

I see people saying they don't use one and seem...

I see people saying they don't use one and seem to have some religious objection to them but I use it constantly - extreme convenience factor. I assert that people who claim they're not useful are...
05-18-17, 10:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,501
Posted By Robert P

Ever replaced the pivot pin on a kickstand?

I noticed there's some play in the kickstand on one of my bikes. Not at a critical stage yet but seems like eventually the pivot pin will wear out. Admittedly I've never lubricated it, I shot some...
05-18-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By Robert P

Okay side-release are the magic words. Using that...

Okay side-release are the magic words. Using that term they're in abundance on ebay. Many thanks.
05-18-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By Robert P

Where to get helmet chinstrap quick release?

Have a Giro Venti helmet, for some reason I'm striking out looking for chinstrap buckles for it. Mine is still working but seems like a likely part to break at some point. Tried terms like buckle,...
05-17-17, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Robert P

Is there anything you want to do that your...

Is there anything you want to do that your Specialized won't do? I'm not acquainted with Specialized bikes.
05-17-17, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By Robert P

I'm curious what you imagine it might really be...

I'm curious what you imagine it might really be about...?
05-17-17, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By Robert P

Explanation of what happened to this wheel

This Youtube bike vlogger shows a distorted wheel on a new Walbike but doesn't go into detail what we're looking at. From what I gather he was tweaking the spoke tension - what caused this?
...
05-15-17, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,026
Posted By Robert P

I would think a reason to use the bio stuff is...

I would think a reason to use the bio stuff is much lower toxicity to the person handling it.
05-15-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,026
Posted By Robert P

Park Tool CB-4 Chainbrite vs cheap citrus degreaser

Got some CB-4 the other day at a bike store. $13.99 for a bottle - which I notice doesn't have any volume info on the bottle - the Park Tool website says it's 16oz.

The Chainbrite works fine - my...
05-15-17, 03:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By Robert P

Which groove are you referring to?

Which groove are you referring to?
05-14-17, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By Robert P

How to tell if cables are lined?

If it's correct that lined cables shouldn't need lubricating how do you tell if they are?

Have a Giant Cypress DD and Trek Verve 2.
05-14-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By Robert P

Should Park PPL-1 polylube work fine?

Should Park PPL-1 polylube work fine?
05-14-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By Robert P

Lubricating jockey wheels

What do you recommend to lubricate bushing-style jockey wheels on a Shimano Altus rear derailleur?
05-13-17, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Robert P

When putting the pieces back together I assumed...

When putting the pieces back together I assumed there was supposed to be a washer on each side. Perhaps not correct?

Actually now that I think of it, I don't recall that I ever separated the nuts...
05-13-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Robert P

Problem with rear hub seal fit

I took the hub apart to re-grease, upon reassembling there seems to be a problem with the fit of the dust seal on the non-cassette side. The locknut is recessed below the outer edge of the seal,...
05-13-17, 08:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,297
Posted By Robert P

An important consideration - which one tastes...

An important consideration - which one tastes better?
05-13-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,297
Posted By Robert P

I find netkopping everywhere but so far I've...

I find netkopping everywhere but so far I've found this to be one of the more civil forums. Where I find personality dysfunctions really seem to run rampant are A/V and computer tech forums. I get an...
05-13-17, 07:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,297
Posted By Robert P

Got a bit of a chuckle over the folks banned for...

Got a bit of a chuckle over the folks banned for linking to RickRoll videos.
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