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10-17-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,413
Posted By JanMM

That is completely nuts. Plenty of bright...

That is completely nuts. Plenty of bright flashing red lights are available.
(May only be applicable to NPS/Natchez Trace Parkway.)
10-17-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,413
Posted By But its me

Yes, for the sake of your fellow riders no strobe...

Yes, for the sake of your fellow riders no strobe lights at the front!
10-17-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,413
Posted By FiftySix

Because a bright white headlight is so you can...

Because a bright white headlight is so you can see the road ahead of you (as well as be seen by others). A red tail light is used only so others can see you. Not to mention the fact that white in...
10-17-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,413
Posted By cubewheels

White light in the back would can potentially...

White light in the back would can potentially confuse other motorists or cyclists on the road, so it's a safety risk

I often see many use white, even lights in other colors like blue and purple in...
10-14-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,679
Posted By T.W.O.

Moe, That looks like an Ian Oughtred design... ...

Moe, That looks like an Ian Oughtred design... Is it? Did you build it? Regardless, that is a beautiful sailboat! Cheers!
10-03-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By noglider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8tYhI8OHxI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8tYhI8OHxI
10-02-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The time tested option is to install loose balls,...

The time tested option is to install loose balls, w/o the retainer. Generally a ball or two more will fit. Option 2 is to remove the old balls from the retainer ring and snap in new ones.

I agree...
09-25-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 430
Posted By ClydeClydeson

All Bikes came from the manufacturer with an...

All Bikes came from the manufacturer with an 'owners manual', which included lawyerly words about the risks of cycling being your own, but had very little value otherwise. This owners manual...
09-25-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 430
Posted By mack_turtle

I didn't sell enough bikes to remember the...

I didn't sell enough bikes to remember the specifics—I was in the shop more than the sales floor—but I recall making a customer sign something about wearing a helmet, obeying road rules, not riding...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,163
Posted By Archwhorides

The designers of bicycle wet gear are the same...

The designers of bicycle wet gear are the same people who make surfing wet suits look like tasty sealskin.
09-20-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 689
Posted By GMS

Does anyone write things on their tires

From Joe Parkin's book A Dog in a Hat: An American Bike Racer's Story of Mud, Drugs, Blood, Betrayal, and Beauty in Belgium

"I had just come off a ride up Mount Diablo with my training partner and...
09-20-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By nomadmax

The only time something billed as "stick on" will...

The only time something billed as "stick on" will hold fast is when you want to take it off.
09-19-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By smontanaro

you supply the ruler. ;) I've seen a YouTube...

you supply the ruler. ;) I've seen a YouTube video where a similar style tool is made. In the demonstration segment, the guy used a ruler to measure the distance to the rim. Given the radius of most...
09-18-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By hokiefyd

I sent Panaracer the video and they said they'd...

I sent Panaracer the video and they said they'd be happy to replace the tires. I'm pretty happy that they're working with me on this. I don't know what they'll do with the eBay seller.
09-18-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By zeeway

Loosen screws on shifter, bell, etc., and move...

Loosen screws on shifter, bell, etc., and move until grip slides on bar 100%. Then retighten everything.
09-16-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By aggiegrads

1000th Post - Thank you

I thought that I would take my 1,000th post to take the opportunity to say thank you to the many people who have helped me and helped others on this forum. I am posting this in the mechanic’s forum...
09-15-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,679
Posted By 79pmooney

I've had the privilege of sailing on some wooden...

I've had the privilege of sailing on some wooden classics. As a kid on a Concordia sailing down Maine's Eggemoggin Reach. College days, Buzzard's Bay in a full southwesterly by myself in a 1907...
09-15-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19,748
Views: 3,235,815
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Needs a chalk outline.....

^^^^^ Needs a chalk outline.....
09-15-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,679
Posted By Classtime

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/b74f6427_eee3_4e1f_821a_575744be36d5_2068155f1abb00933c641157687fbdef5bb19502.jpeg

My over budget Clunker and Class Time’s Bow...
09-14-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,679
Posted By JJScaliger

“If God had meant for us to have fiberglass...

“If God had meant for us to have fiberglass boats, he would have planted fiberglass trees.” L.F. HerreshoffI love fiberglass boats but fun to say...
09-14-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,679
Posted By JacobLee

It's not a sailboat, but it's classic, I guess. I...

It's not a sailboat, but it's classic, I guess. I built this wooden rowboat a few years ago with my wife and daughter, and it's been a lot of fun. I spend a few hours per year touching up the paint,...
09-13-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,233
Posted By OldTryGuy

The "words of caution" were my FIL's way of...

The "words of caution" were my FIL's way of making sure I knew when handling his 38' classic wooden Matthews or 40' fiberglass trawler or 50' wooden cruiser that even as slow as we were moving bigger...
09-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 637
Posted By Narhay

There are whole cities named Raleigh.

There are whole cities named Raleigh.
09-12-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By DiabloScott

Not impossible, but more likely somebody did...

Not impossible, but more likely somebody did "maintenance" already and didn't put it back together right.
09-10-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 856
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Stainless steel is almost always a base material,...

Stainless steel is almost always a base material, not a surface treatment. Chrome is the most common surface treatment for loose balls. Chrome will allow water to gat at the base steel. thus rust.
...
08-31-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By alcjphil

If you don't have enough slack, simply remove the...

If you don't have enough slack, simply remove the bar from the stem
08-31-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By dsbrantjr

You will find out soon enough.

You will find out soon enough.
08-30-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 634
Posted By dedhed

Here are the videos you really should be watching...

Here are the videos you really should be watching to REMOVE a freewheel.

https://youtu.be/rdQE8-ea1uw

https://youtu.be/baa0ghR5yQ0
08-30-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By fietsbob

Hire one sewn?

Hire one sewn?
08-29-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19,748
Views: 3,235,815
Posted By Mr. 66

Oh come on, that will buff right out.

Oh come on, that will buff right out.
08-28-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,370
Posted By Skullo

Yup ,Mr Natural always assumes that posture when...

Yup ,Mr Natural always assumes that posture when he is about to speak profoundly.
08-28-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,587
Posted By Bughurtx

Small screw driver

thankyou for this post!!!
I actually put the screwdriver 180 degrees from the split and then holding the split ends down - I pried the ring over the hub very very slowly. It grabbed on about 75% of...
08-28-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By caloso

Both will fit and it really doesn't matter. Both...

Both will fit and it really doesn't matter. Both expand to fill the volume of the tire. In my experience, it's better to go on the small side because it's easier to fit the uninflated tube in the...
08-27-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,034
Posted By cyccommute

D’oh! And to all those who thought this was...

D’oh!

And to all those who thought this was something done maliciously, are you going to be apologizing to your fellow man for having such a low opinion of them?
08-26-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,092
Posted By genejockey

But the friction with the rim would have the...

But the friction with the rim would have the effect of twisting the rest of the pad AWAY from the rim reducing the contact surface, wheres with proper toe-in, the friction twists the pad TOWARD the...
08-26-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,172
Posted By fietsbob

Its an old technique from square rigged sailing...

Its an old technique from square rigged sailing days when all the lines were a natural fiber, to hold the cut ends together..
Forum: Commuting
08-25-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,784
Posted By closetbiker

Did it!

That’s right, I managed to commute by bicycle my entire career.

After 35 years of riding in every day, I’ve retired. Or rather, I left work and am collecting my pension after maxing out on...
08-19-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By AlanO

They get bound on the steerer threads when the...

They get bound on the steerer threads when the locknut is tightened, it’s just jammed. The hole that fits over the steerer is large enough that you hold it at an angle, slide the tab into the slot,...
08-17-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Jeff Wills

This was normal for sidepull brakes back in the...

This was normal for sidepull brakes back in the day. After you have everything tightened down, you'll need to recenter the brake by turning the center bolt toward the pad that's contacting the rim. ...
08-17-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,032
Posted By cyccommute

Sheldon’s got this one wrong. The hub isn’t...

Sheldon’s got this one wrong. The hub isn’t “free to turn” because the hub is laced to the rim through the spokes. Apply force to the rim and the force translates down to the fork and contact patch...
08-10-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By bobwysiwyg

Tell this to Boeing.

Tell this to Boeing.
08-08-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,986
Posted By BobbyG

DreamRider85 I've been using a Take-a-Look...

DreamRider85 I've been using a Take-a-Look glasses mounted mirrors for years and years in conjunction with a bar-end mirror. It is the ability to turn my head and get a sweeping view of what's...
08-08-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,381
Posted By dsbrantjr

The worst that will happen is that they will say...

The worst that will happen is that they will say "No".
08-05-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 812
Posted By davester

If you actually find yourself a roll of original...

If you actually find yourself a roll of original Tressostar, bear in mind that it's length will be just a few inches short of what you actually need.
08-01-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 744
Posted By Antiquarian

An update! So I scrubbed, cursed, sanded and...

An update!

So I scrubbed, cursed, sanded and scrubbed some more. Put everything back together. Braking is much improved, but still not fantastic. Hopefully this will improve with time. Squealing...
07-31-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,639
Posted By FiftySix

Definitely.

Definitely.
07-28-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,347
Posted By orangeology

double checked it with a loupe under a blinding...

double checked it with a loupe under a blinding light. currently no more visible crack or sign. and will check often to see if there's any.
excited to see if the filing really has done any...
07-27-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,347
Posted By orangeology

done. luckily the surface was all, no internal...

done. luckily the surface was all, no internal fatigue/cracks. did moderate filing & polishing on both sides. i can sleep now.
...
07-22-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 924
Posted By dsbrantjr

You can use filament-reinforced packing tape...

You can use filament-reinforced packing tape instead of rim strip, or Kapton tape.
07-17-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I just changed my Lemond from single speed back...

I just changed my Lemond from single speed back to the original configuration with 3X7 gears. It costs way more than I thought because the little parts really add up. If you are trying to save money-...
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