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09-27-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Moe Zhoost

When you say that the others are flawless, are...

When you say that the others are flawless, are you talking about trying all three on the same bike? If not, then maybe the vibration is related to the bike. I can certainly imagine that on some...
09-27-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Standard brake reassembled improperly. What are...

Standard brake reassembled improperly. What are your plans for it?
09-25-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By Moe Zhoost

That's a weld line. It looks like it curves a...

That's a weld line. It looks like it curves a bit because of the machining for the threading, which widens the inside diameter.

Hang on to the spindle and cups if the bearing surfaces are good.
09-25-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Moe Zhoost

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pZcEV92gYc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pZcEV92gYc
09-25-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Picture does not convince me that it's a crack. ...

Picture does not convince me that it's a crack. To me it looks like a scratch. It's common to see a welded seam at 6 o-clock so that's a possibility as others have said.

Why not post a pic of...
09-25-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 371
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Just wondering - do bike shops have customers...

Just wondering - do bike shops have customers sign some sort of liability waiver when delivering a new bike? Maybe it's in fine print on the receipt.

YouTube would not be as entertaining if...
09-25-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 371
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yeah, I get the intent, but deliberately making...

Yeah, I get the intent, but deliberately making the brake less effective because they're concerned about their liability exposure is a questionable strategy. Better off fitting the bikes with rear...
09-25-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 371
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My wife's Trek came with one of these. I had...

My wife's Trek came with one of these. I had never seen one and was a bit mystified why the brake felt spongy. Now, I'm mystified why anyone thought this was a good idea.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have always relished the challenges Mother...

I have always relished the challenges Mother Nature provides. In my many years of all weather commuting, I can count on one hand the times I was uncomfortable because of the weather. To be sure,...
09-23-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The way shown in your first picture looks right...

The way shown in your first picture looks right to me.

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09-22-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Intriguing concept. The trouble I have with...

Intriguing concept. The trouble I have with adjustability, though, is that it would pester me to constantly tweak. I mess too frequently with height and angle as it is.
09-22-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Looks ok to me, but you are getting close to the...

Looks ok to me, but you are getting close to the limit. When you get around to replacing the chain you can reassess the need for an extra link or two. What does the small-small combo look like?
09-22-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, put this idea out of your head. Spray foam...

Yes, put this idea out of your head. Spray foam is 1) messy - no matter how careful you are it will expand well past the area you are trying to plug -AND- 2) it is tenacious - you will never get it...
09-21-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Seat stays are the least-stressed tubes on your...

Seat stays are the least-stressed tubes on your frame. Those that you picture are plenty strong when bolted in properly (and when not compromised by rust). Makes for an easy conversion to belt...
09-20-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Interesting concept. $100 preorder? May be...

Interesting concept. $100 preorder? May be worth it for playing around with.

Claim is:


So they send a mechanic to set it up for you? Whoa!
09-20-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,682
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Jobst Brandt is my ultimate authority for most...

Jobst Brandt is my ultimate authority for most bike related questions. I have never found reason to dispute any of his recommendations.
09-20-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 666
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Hi Lilyheeler, welcome to BikeForums. My...

Hi Lilyheeler, welcome to BikeForums.

My advice is that the only way to know if cycling is for you is to give it a go. I'm sure that you've browsed the internet for information and have seen...
09-20-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'd leave it open as well. Though since you do...

I'd leave it open as well. Though since you do have a small hole in the bottom bracket shell that will allow drainage, it would not hurt to put a small piece of foam in the gap and cover with tape. ...
09-19-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By Moe Zhoost

From what I see, the bolt supplied with that tool...

From what I see, the bolt supplied with that tool will clamp it on the hanger tight so that you won't be able to rotate it. What you need is a shoulder bolt that screws down tight to the dropout...
09-19-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I used them, but found that they stopped sticking...

I used them, but found that they stopped sticking within a few months. All weather commuting is a good test of equipment performance. Although they don't look elegant, nylon wire ties are effective...
09-19-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By Moe Zhoost

So for $18 you get a tool that can bend a hanger,...

So for $18 you get a tool that can bend a hanger, but does nothing to assess the amount and direction to which it needs to be bent back. Having used the Park alignment tool many times, I can say that...
09-18-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 582
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yep. And if your chain-line is not quite right,...

Yep. And if your chain-line is not quite right, you can add a few spacers between the cartridge and the drive side shell to move the spindle out a bit. Moving it in would require machining the...
09-18-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 582
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My understanding of the difference between an...

My understanding of the difference between an axle and a spindle is that, although they do the same relative thing, axles are a shaft around which something turns and spindles are shafts which turn...
09-18-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By Moe Zhoost

3 cm? That's wider than a lot of tires. You may...

3 cm? That's wider than a lot of tires. You may have meant 3 mm. Nevertheless, it was a good decision to opt for a new tire.
09-17-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,682
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Now that you mention it, the KMC chains I've...

Now that you mention it, the KMC chains I've handled recently seemed a bit sticky, but I didn't get a sense that the coating was something other than grease. No matter, I just mount them, wipe all...
09-17-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 927
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The number is based on modeling and "published"...

The number is based on modeling and "published" as a working paper (i.e. not peer reviewed) by an economist. Modeling is only as good as the assumptions made on the input parameters so we should...
09-17-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Happened to me as well. Some tires are difficult...

Happened to me as well. Some tires are difficult to seat properly. My recommendation would be to inflate gradually, say 10 psi in increments, checking each time to ensure that the tire is seating...
09-16-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm not sure that I'd trust a torque wrench that...

I'm not sure that I'd trust a torque wrench that cost less than $50. Perhaps you can find one of the flexible beam types - these are certainly not high-tech (and they don't need periodic...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,366
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I do care but it's not my top priority. The...

I do care but it's not my top priority. The positive physical and psychological aspects were what kept me going.
09-16-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,069
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My lug-rigged yawl, Ondine: ...

My lug-rigged yawl, Ondine:


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09-16-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yep, exactly right. My ticking sound ended up...

Yep, exactly right. My ticking sound ended up being a micro-crack in a crank arm. I figured this out as I was laying on my side on the ground watching my pedal slide across the road.
09-15-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 632
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My DIY method is similar: I clamp the square...

My DIY method is similar: I clamp the square socket end of the wrench in a bench vise and then hang known weights on the grip to calibrate. Pretty darn easy to assure calibration.

I don't believe...
09-14-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 929
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Inventive parsing with a bit of imagination about...

Inventive parsing with a bit of imagination about context and semantics and you've got yourself all wound up sideways, mate. We are on the same page - you just don't realize it. If I ever encounter...
09-14-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 929
Posted By Moe Zhoost

So I'm lost, mate. I don't get what you're going...

So I'm lost, mate. I don't get what you're going on about? You made a rather rude accusation and now offer nothing specific in support for it after I questioned it.


Not sure why you bring...
09-13-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 929
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Is it? How so?

Is it? How so?
09-13-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 929
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I reckon this would not be A&S without a bit of...

I reckon this would not be A&S without a bit of friendly nitpicking.


This is correct. A sailboat using auxiliary engine power, even if sails are set, is treated as a motor powered boat


Yes...
09-13-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Very nice restoration. I recall your past post...

Very nice restoration. I recall your past post and am glad you did this followup.

I do also think, as since6 recommends, that Thomas Stevens' account of his journey is a fascinating read. ...
09-13-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I don't see anything odd about your rim that...

I don't see anything odd about your rim that would lead to tube damage; however I have had this mystery situation as well. Have you checked for any sharp spots on the offending nipples? Dragging a...
09-13-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Picture from OP's album. Most of the bikes...

Picture from OP's album. Most of the bikes manufactured for bike share use had, as anti-theft measures, fasteners that required a proprietary tool. I reckon that you could be lucky in finding the...
09-13-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 929
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If your FIL means to be prudent and give way to...

If your FIL means to be prudent and give way to larger vessels, then this may be a valid strategy to avoid collisions. On the other hand, there are a lot of small vessels with limited speed and...
09-13-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,250
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Never have to adjust a seat post? This is...

Never have to adjust a seat post? This is dreaming. I have to drop my saddle to prevent interference when transporting 2 bikes on my platform rack. Even if you don't have to do this, a change of...
09-12-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By Moe Zhoost

No, I didn't use the anchor toggle provided. The...

No, I didn't use the anchor toggle provided. The bike has a flat kickstand plate welded into the frame that I would have had to modify to fit the bolt through. It just seemed easier to me to...
09-12-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,340
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I never respond to zombie threads.

I never respond to zombie threads.
09-12-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If the van struck the rear of the bike, I can't...

If the van struck the rear of the bike, I can't believe that the driver didn't see him. Even if traffic was slow in the van's lane and the rider was moving up fast in the right lane, the rider would...
09-11-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,552
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Nice videos. I do believe the rear sensor is...

Nice videos. I do believe the rear sensor is necessary, but only because of an experience my wife had: She was getting no power at all from the motor. A quick look showed that the sensor magnet...
Forum: Recumbent
09-11-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I believe that Catrikes are supplied with...

I believe that Catrikes are supplied with clipless type pedals requiring the use of cleated shoes for foot retention. This works well, but it's not for everyone. I rode clipless pedals for years,...
09-11-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,271
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I didn't mean to imply that you would. Sorry if I...

I didn't mean to imply that you would. Sorry if I offended.

I'm part of a Trail Watch group that monitors our local MUP. One of our activities is to do a monthly trash cleanup along the trail....
09-10-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Good luck on whatever you decide to do. I would...

Good luck on whatever you decide to do. I would be great if you posted your experience here so that others could take advantage of your yet-to-be-developed experience.

BTW - welcome to bikeforums.
09-10-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Moe Zhoost

OP states that it is hard-wired so there would be...

OP states that it is hard-wired so there would be no connectors supporting an extension cable.

I'd guess if you figured out how to open up the display and the key pad, you would find a way to...
09-10-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's just age. I have some like that that I use...

It's just age. I have some like that that I use as spares. As long as the carcass is not compromised, that tire will get you home.
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