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08-15-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By mtb_addict

min rim surface for brake pad -

hi,

does this look wrong? it seems the rim is very narrow profile. looks like the pad doesnt have enough rim surface. like not all of the pad is contacting the rim surface.

the rim is...
08-12-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 765
Posted By mtb_addict

yellow is plastic that bend when u hit it. ...

yellow is plastic that bend when u hit it.

the grey is metal...these must be remnants from the old days.

but there are still plenty of metal pedestrian signal posts and sign posts, for u to hit...
08-11-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By mtb_addict

yes, i have setup a taobao account. i have been...

yes, i have setup a taobao account. i have been able to buy parts for amazingly cheap and fast shipping.

taobao is like aliexpress.

swapping to drop bar ought to be quite easy, with just simple...
08-11-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,823
Posted By mtb_addict

since u say u are buying a used bike...then the...

since u say u are buying a used bike...then the price is irrelevant.

if u buy it and then later find u dont like it, u can sell it to get most of your money back at least.


and if you are...
08-11-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By mtb_addict

that is what i was afraid of.

that is what i was afraid of.
08-11-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By mtb_addict

build a poor man's touring bike.

build a poor man's touring bike.
08-11-20, 02:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By mtb_addict

suitable bike for drop bar conversion

would this bike below have suitable geometry for drop bar conversion?

when you put a drop bar on this bike, you will be leaning forward alot more and thus shift alot weight to the front wheel....
08-10-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By mtb_addict

bike only comes in one size. the photo show the...

bike only comes in one size. the photo show the top tube is diffnitely low enough for me to straddle
safely.

The manufacturer website claims it is a 56 cm frame. But the photo above, the top tube...
08-10-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 765
Posted By mtb_addict

there is one that is challenging. because its at...

there is one that is challenging. because its at bottom of a small hill. if you slow down, you lose momentum that can carry you up the hill.
08-10-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By mtb_addict

so looks like we four candidates: 1. special...

so looks like we four candidates:

1. special rack with long bar single attachment point at brake bridge....
08-10-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 765
Posted By mtb_addict

wat happens if i hit this

here where i live, there is alot of MUPs. Problem is there is lots of intentional obsticles. this one is actually one of the easier one.

i had few close calls with the ones that make the lane very...
08-10-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By mtb_addict

size question, one size too big

what is the pros and cons of one size too big of a frame.

i am 5'7" and ride road bike with 54cm ett, and 7cm stem...hbar the same height as saddle. with this setup, i am stretched out on the...
08-08-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By mtb_addict

rear rack , no brazeon, no seat stay

looks like theres no easy way to attach a rear rack. no space for P clamps.

i dont want anything large and bulky...just a light duty rack inplace of a backpack.


ideas?

...
08-08-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By mtb_addict

AL 6061 thickness 2.0 - 2.5 mm only $5 ! ...

AL 6061
thickness 2.0 - 2.5 mm

only $5 !


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/7ba50814_0e1f_4c56_a197_c29c29eb3ec3_2d09f0ba8a6a89895781bbe6bbbdf314fddbbafa.png
08-05-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By mtb_addict

now i think about it some more, its a no brainer...

now i think about it some more, its a no brainer to get the trekking bar.

it would be super easy to convert to straight bar if i dont like it...unlike drop bars.
08-05-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By mtb_addict

i am using a 55-cm bar (see photo). it is not...

i am using a 55-cm bar (see photo). it is not enough control on rough bumpy gravel roads.

but I would hate to go wider than 58...it gets very narrow in many places on the MUP and...
08-04-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By mtb_addict

i am looking for a 90% commuter, 10%...

i am looking for a 90% commuter, 10% light-touring.
found thus bike with trekking bar on sale.
the straight bar version is not on sale.

...
08-04-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By mtb_addict

trekking bars in dense urban assault , aka butterfly bar

how are trekking bars in its unnatural habitat, aka like in dense urban streets, MUPs, and sidewalks of like NYC?

do you feel they are too wide, to squeezing between cars in stuck traffic?
too...
08-03-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By mtb_addict

i assume aluminum 25.4 seat post is no good?

i assume aluminum 25.4 seat post is no good?
08-03-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By mtb_addict

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/6e2a2032_75d1_4083_8008_bcdfd3fc0316_5fbdc7d6379a51c153150b4826697f608d739ba0.png
what about "stainless steel"?
Forum: Commuting
08-01-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By mtb_addict

i actually think a folding bike is better at...

i actually think a folding bike is better at transporting grocery, due to the small wheel size.

my Dahon boardwalk with a large metal basket in the back can carry a ton of groceries.
and the...
07-31-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By mtb_addict

the diameter is 25.4". i noticed in reviews...

the diameter is 25.4".

i noticed in reviews on Taobao that some little kiddie bikes very long seat post with 25.4.


so, this could explain it...this long seat post I got is actually for kids...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By mtb_addict

as i understand that miss grace has 28" wheels (...

as i understand that miss grace has 28" wheels ( 635 iso).
that wheel size is probably not suitable for someone 5'2".
the seat tube looks rather long for said size person.
it doesnt even come...
07-29-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By mtb_addict

the post is well inside the tube. more than 8 cm...

the post is well inside the tube. more than 8 cm inside.
07-29-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By mtb_addict

seat post failure analysis

my riding style must be too harsh...bent the 35 cm steel post.

...
Forum: Foo
07-27-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,630
Posted By mtb_addict

hiking in august in Tex...sounds brutal.

hiking in august in Tex...sounds brutal.
07-25-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,440
Posted By mtb_addict

it may be good that old compamies go under; its...

it may be good that old compamies go under; its known as "creative destruction" in economic science.

when u have companies been around a long time, these companies tend to play it safe. that means...
Forum: Foo
07-21-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By mtb_addict

i do recall reading about hazard of using...

i do recall reading about hazard of using aluminum canteen bottles, bitd.

we just bought one of these Korea inoble pans which is nonstick and coating looks like ceramic.
but it is so light...
Forum: Foo
07-21-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By mtb_addict

Cookware color changed--aluminum?

wat is going on? is it still safe to use?
i rescued an Asian rice cooker from the rubbish bin.

previous owner said the bottom of the pot suddenly turned brown after about a year of usage.
and...
Forum: Foo
07-18-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,336
Posted By mtb_addict

there used to be a mtb trail that you have to...

there used to be a mtb trail that you have to cross a very narrow foot bridge over a creek.
hikers reported snakes. and a mtb'er reported a water snake lounged at him as he was riding across.
i...
Forum: Foo
07-01-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By mtb_addict

Alot of people rent bikes and ride on there. And...

Alot of people rent bikes and ride on there. And bbq is popular.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plover_Cove_Reservoir
Forum: Foo
07-01-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By mtb_addict

I am glad the backpack can be broken apart for...

I am glad the backpack can be broken apart for cleaning with water and detergent.

Because the wash water turned light brown. :yuk:
Forum: Foo
07-01-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By mtb_addict

Hong Kong, China. shot with iPhone SE

Hong Kong, China.

shot with iPhone SE
Forum: Foo
06-30-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By mtb_addict

Omg, I had no idea the suspension can be removed...

Omg, I had no idea the suspension can be removed so easily. Good German engineering!

...
Forum: Foo
06-30-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By mtb_addict

Simple 5 hour hike turned into 8 grueling, due to...

Simple 5 hour hike turned into 8 grueling, due to hot weather and unforeable happenstance.

dangerously ran low on water, almost had to drink untreated black water.
...
Forum: Foo
06-30-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By mtb_addict

Backpack Strap Reaks high heaven

Ok. So, I have this expensive Deuter 20L backpack that I been using since last year year.

I use it biking and hiking. The steel suspension backbone is great for air circulation.
I always wipe it...
Forum: Foo
06-21-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,516
Posted By mtb_addict

i wonder if the culprit is the refrigerant. i...

i wonder if the culprit is the refrigerant. i recall the advertisement boast about the R32 refrigerant like its latest and greatest thing.
06-20-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By mtb_addict

question 2: i also have a steel chrome bar....

question 2:

i also have a steel chrome bar. the rubber grips goes very easily into the chrome bar, eventhough grip and bar has been washed thoroughly and dried.
so easy...that I am afraid it...
06-20-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By mtb_addict

water to install rubber grips

question 1:

these black rubber grips are difficult to push into this aluminum bar.

i got them in all the way, after a herculean effort of twist and pushing and cursing.

before, i had washed...
Forum: Foo
06-20-20, 03:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,516
Posted By mtb_addict

hey guys , since we are in topic of window a/c......

hey guys , since we are in topic of window a/c...

recently replaced the old unit with a Panasonic.
This is suppose the be the “best brand”.
but it is junk. it emit a droning sound. Not loud, but...
06-19-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,666
Posted By mtb_addict

wow! the video makes a good point about your...

wow! the video makes a good point about your instinctive reaction is to swerve away from a sudden door opening. In which case, you swerve into traffic...which might be worse than geeting doored.
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By mtb_addict

True. Best to keep phone off durinf those severe...

True. Best to keep phone off durinf those severe operation conditions.

In fact, I am going to start bringing a second phone as a GPS: a SIM-less Android old phone. And keep the iPhone off.
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By mtb_addict

It seems to me if your phone detects high heat...

It seems to me if your phone detects high heat and then shutsdown, then theres probably already some damage done to the battery.

I imagine, if it happens alot, it can cumulatively shorten the...
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By mtb_addict

It is highly unlike a iPhone battery will...

It is highly unlike a iPhone battery will meltdown with proper usuage.
Apple products are well made.
The problem is proby caused by unlicensed 3rd party-made charger or cable.

Use only genuine...
06-18-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,666
Posted By mtb_addict

If you get doored, who's at fault?

bicyclist or driver?
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By mtb_addict

Hmmm...maybe an insulated lunch bag with a blue...

Hmmm...maybe an insulated lunch bag with a blue ice pack would be even better.
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By mtb_addict

IPhone gets hot while touring. Is it bad for the battery?

I just got an iPhone, so I am a little paranoid about my investment.

I notice that the phone gets quite hot inside the bag in my rear basket.

I doing alot of riding and hiking. I notice even my...
Forum: Foo
06-15-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By mtb_addict

i used my watch. the fact is that if i use same...

i used my watch.
the fact is that if i use same power setting, it take longer to heat water in this wok than my other pots, suggests there is less current running thru wok.

on my other pot, i use...
Forum: Foo
06-15-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By mtb_addict

ok...i read about magnet test... so i use a...

ok...i read about magnet test...

so i use a refrigerator magnet.

first i tested my induction-spec pot...yep, the magnet stuck strongly to it.

then, i tested this wok...uh oh... the magnet...
Forum: Foo
06-15-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By mtb_addict

Is my new wok safe for induction stove top?

i received a big flat-bottom wok. has black anti-rust coating. 14 inches across.

the box is in unintelligible Asian writing.
I dont see induction symbol on it.

Will it work properly with a...
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