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Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By mtb_addict

Yeah, my coworker drove 10 hours to pickup his...

Yeah, my coworker drove 10 hours to pickup his kid from college because he didn't want him to ride Greyhound. LoL.

I don't blame him though. I've been to Greyhound station and it looks like a...
06-17-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By mtb_addict

Not a fan of accuweather. They worked for years...

Not a fan of accuweather. They worked for years to undermine the National Weather Service which provide weather data to public for free.
...
06-17-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By mtb_addict

Solvent for Wax...for chain lube

I'm sold on White Lightning. But I went thru the bottle very quickly.
I've taken my riding up to the next level by riding everyday: rain or shine.
And WL is expensive enough that an alternative...
06-17-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By mtb_addict

Most adventure bikes are not as abused as a town...

Most adventure bikes are not as abused as a town bikes.

And adventure owners take better care of their babies. Town bikes are negligated in rain, sun, brutal bike rack attacks.

In a abused and...
06-17-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By mtb_addict

Being an avid risk averter, I would use a...

Being an avid risk averter, I would use a narrow-wide chainring as well as a chain guide.

Redundancy :thumb:
06-17-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By mtb_addict

My cruiser has Taiwan Sturmey Arch drum brake...

My cruiser has Taiwan Sturmey Arch drum brake hub. It must have very high quality or something. Because after all these days, it brake as good and roll as smooth as anything. And I leave it outside...
06-17-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,199
Posted By mtb_addict

You should file a police report, even if it has...

You should file a police report, even if it has no chance to recover your damages; but because you need to help get this guy off the street. This guy is reckless and has no business delivery food. He...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,809
Posted By mtb_addict

Think of the hassle if your bike is stolen in the...

Think of the hassle if your bike is stolen in the middle of a tour. I don't have the luxury to call a family member to come pick me up. Sometimes, you are lucky close enough to a Greyhound route....
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 578
Posted By mtb_addict

no, never had a dining room.

no, never had a dining room.
06-16-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By mtb_addict

btw, what is the purpose of this pin under the...

btw, what is the purpose of this pin under the crank arm?

my new chainring does not have this pin....
06-16-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By mtb_addict

no, i am talking about road biking. i rarely...

no, i am talking about road biking.

i rarely do mtb anymore.

which reminds me i did do a very techical trail once, full of roots and rocks.
i was riding a converted single-speed with a very...
06-15-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By mtb_addict

thinking back...it felt really light for a $12...

thinking back...it felt really light for a $12 helmet...i wonder if theres less foam.

also recall the strap was narrower too.
06-15-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By mtb_addict

so it sounds like nothing catastropic is going to...

so it sounds like nothing catastropic is going to happen even if it comes off.
06-15-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By mtb_addict

i oreded a Shimano SG 53t chainring from Ebay. ...

i oreded a Shimano SG 53t chainring from Ebay. is this the type that will come off?
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By mtb_addict

i already cobsidered that...i didnt like it bec...

i already cobsidered that...i didnt like it bec that makes the flap difficult to open fully.
06-15-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By mtb_addict

what happens after chain slip off chainring while riding

curious since i just switched to single chainring only.

i read if i delete the FD, the chain might fall off while shifting.

so, it is benign event?

or will greasy chain wrap around my foot...
06-15-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By mtb_addict

youth helmet on adult

was browsing at Aldi...they have bike helmets with led light...looks great...put it on...feels great...fit just right...very light weight...$12! ...look in the freezer glass, looks good....was...
06-15-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By mtb_addict

weather.gov no ads...real experts...no bs

weather.gov

no ads...real experts...no bs
06-15-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By mtb_addict

looks like the cheapest usps flatrate envelope is...

looks like the cheapest usps flatrate envelope is $7 dollars. yikes!
06-15-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By mtb_addict

btw...what is the cheapest way to ship 1 bottom...

btw...what is the cheapest way to ship 1 bottom bracket back to seller?

usps or ups or fedex?

seller is like 100 miles away.
06-14-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By mtb_addict

i admit i was not being very smart. i was turning...

i admit i was not being very smart. i was turning the bb the wrong direction. kept tightening it insyead of loosening. those left hand threads always throw me off.

and it was like 100 in the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,835
Posted By mtb_addict

wow it looks unlike any cog i ve ever seen before.

wow it looks unlike any cog i ve ever seen before.
06-14-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By mtb_addict

this ebay bb is VP BC80. i couldnt find any...

this ebay bb is VP BC80.

i couldnt find any techical info on it. looks like it is no longer made.
06-14-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By mtb_addict

seller was very gracious and will send me a...

seller was very gracious and will send me a different BB.

but i am surprised that a China made BB would use ISO standard. it thought iso is only used by European factories.
06-14-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By mtb_addict

ebay description problem

i buy a square bb from ebay. i admit...i was greedy...i picked the cheapest seller.

i received this Chinese VP bb....it looks just as advertised. brand new. looks good.

but after it installed...
06-14-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By mtb_addict

i miss the original cup-n-cone bb. a much more...

i miss the original cup-n-cone bb. a much more robust design.
06-14-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By mtb_addict

i cannit predict the future...but it looks wrong...

i cannit predict the future...but it looks wrong to me.

at least this is a PSA. beware the different flange size when u order replacement BB.
06-14-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By mtb_addict

btw, i hate cartridge bb. the spevial tool is so...

btw, i hate cartridge bb. the spevial tool is so easy to slip off. i had my left hand putting pressure on the tool to keep it from slipping off, but it slipped anyway...and my left finger got pinch...
06-14-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By mtb_addict

btw the original VP has big flange.

btw the original VP has big flange.
06-14-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 476
Posted By mtb_addict

BB flange not cover shell completely

this is a Sunrace BB. Flange only cover half the width of shell thickness.

should i look for a BB with bigger flange?
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or is it ok as is?

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,835
Posted By mtb_addict

The conflicting reviews led me to suspect Dahon...

The conflicting reviews led me to suspect Dahon changed the gearing at some point.
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,809
Posted By mtb_addict

Btw... Robbery taking someone's property by...

Btw...

Robbery taking someone's property by use of force.
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By mtb_addict

I can probably replicate that mount with all...

I can probably replicate that mount with all plywood. Since my bike already have a full size rear rack, the carradice will rest on the rear rack, so the load will be carried by the rear rack. The...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,809
Posted By mtb_addict

I always think when you're in the gas station for...

I always think when you're in the gas station for a quick 3 minute bathroom break, some guy is going to take 10 seconds to throw my bike into the back of his pickup and driveaway, with all your...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By mtb_addict

Carradice's solution all put the bag too low,...

Carradice's solution all put the bag too low, imo. Digging around, I found this is probably a good solution. It puts the loop high enough.
I think I have enough blacksmithing skills to replicate...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By mtb_addict

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/494x494/saddlebag_clamp_1_04ae14b5f23d79bd0532072abd1a544a1c6f9210.jpg
This might work...but the rails are low...so the bag is going to sit too...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By mtb_addict

How attach Carradice Saddle Bag?

I have an old Carradice bag like this that I used on a Brooks saddle.
But I found out my bone structure anatomy does not agree with leather saddle...so I am using a Sunlite Cloud9-Sport (see pic...
06-13-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,152
Posted By mtb_addict

The Kona website shows 47c tires for the Dr Dew....

The Kona website shows 47c tires for the Dr Dew. So, this frame's stiffness was designed based on a very wide tire.
I bet that with 47c tires, it will float like a dream.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,835
Posted By mtb_addict

Incredible find. Bookmarking that site.

Incredible find. Bookmarking that site.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,835
Posted By mtb_addict

i assumed it is just a wee bit from the edge.

i assumed it is just a wee bit from the edge.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By mtb_addict

that is a very vulnerable position for the...

that is a very vulnerable position for the battery.

i would no doubt accidentally kick it off the bike within a few days.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,835
Posted By mtb_addict

I used a plot-digitizer to measure the picture of...

I used a plot-digitizer to measure the picture of the wheel on Dahon's website. I used the 305mm rim as a reference.

The result I got is 14.5-inches for the wheel+tire diameter.

Wow! quite a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,835
Posted By mtb_addict

No, I looked at Thor's website and didn't see...

No, I looked at Thor's website and didn't see such parts for sale. I also googled Amazon...and didn't see it for sale.
Also, based on my personal experience of owning a Boardwalk...that you might be...
06-12-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By mtb_addict

The UK format makes more sense to me and is more...

The UK format makes more sense to me and is more intuitive.
06-11-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,120
Posted By mtb_addict

Rinse it dirt off with clean water. Let it dry. ...

Rinse it dirt off with clean water. Let it dry. Harmful microorganisms ought to be all dead by then.
06-11-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,700
Posted By mtb_addict

Luv the Niagara website, very intuitive and easy...

Luv the Niagara website, very intuitive and easy to use.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 988
Posted By mtb_addict

If one don't do anything about it and the...

If one don't do anything about it and the chainstay later snaps, then what is the worst that can happen?
06-11-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,120
Posted By mtb_addict

No. Don't use wipes. It clog up sewers. It is...

No. Don't use wipes. It clog up sewers. It is wasteful. The chemical on the wipe prevent proper decomposition in landfill. And allergies.

proof:...
06-11-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,120
Posted By mtb_addict

That stuff is very harsh on your skin.

That stuff is very harsh on your skin.
06-11-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,120
Posted By mtb_addict

I believe it. For ages, backpackers have been...

I believe it. For ages, backpackers have been using dirt to wash their dishes in the wilderness. They don't even use soap. To prevent chemical contamination of the wilderness ecology.
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