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10-19-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,823
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have a weakness for chocolate. ...

I have a weakness for chocolate.

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10-18-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Also the crepuscular cretins - the motorists that...

Also the crepuscular cretins - the motorists that refuse to turn on their lights during low light mornings and evenings.
10-08-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,774
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Drum brakes rule!

Drum brakes rule!
10-07-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've used tubes with many, many patches. I use...

I've used tubes with many, many patches. I use Rema TipTop patches, which I've found to be reliable. In fact, I see no reason to consider a patched tube less reliable than a new tube.

There have...
10-06-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By Moe Zhoost

You likely have a small pin hole that wasn't...

You likely have a small pin hole that wasn't apparent with just a slight inflation. Pump it up as full as you dare and try the water again. I actually have greater success in finding a pinhole leak...
09-29-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Touch-up paint for now. When (if) you ever get...

Touch-up paint for now. When (if) you ever get around to a repaint, you can address it then. Bondo would work, but I've always preferred metal, either brazing rod or body lead.
09-27-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
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...
09-22-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
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: 831
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: 414
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, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
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...
09-19-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
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: 480
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...
09-17-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,976
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...
09-16-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
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...
09-16-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,679
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: 395
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.
09-13-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,357
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: 1,698
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, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
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: 4,004
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...
09-11-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
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....
08-30-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 545
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Goof off, WD40, or plain old mineral spirits...

Goof off, WD40, or plain old mineral spirits should be effective. Wait a while after application to let the hardened glue soften up before you try to scrape. I'd opt for an old credit card instead...
08-28-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 622
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Excellent advice, I've used patched "good" tubes...

Excellent advice, I've used patched "good" tubes for decades. The primary reason though was because they had short valve stems. The currently available long stem tubes look wacky on my vintage...
08-27-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 622
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've only had one bad tube in 5 decades of...

I've only had one bad tube in 5 decades of riding. I generally buy the cheapest I can find. New tubes that are "faulty" upon installation are generally the result of either sloppy mounting,...
08-26-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,034
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I think that it's telling that the spokes and...

I think that it's telling that the spokes and nipples are damaged but the valve stem shows no trace of trauma. Either the tube has been replaced or the damage occurred prior to the tire being...
08-25-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,032
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've used them. I like them. The rims did not...

I've used them. I like them. The rims did not have a label saying "for drum brakes only".
08-25-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 929
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The current resistance to anti-Covid measures...

The current resistance to anti-Covid measures should give a clue about enforcement of M-Anything-Ls.
08-25-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,346
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Definitely a close pass when it was clear that...

Definitely a close pass when it was clear that the driver could have moved over. My experience calling the police is that, although it may be a way for me to vent, it never results in satisfaction. ...
08-22-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,039
Posted By Moe Zhoost

This may have been true about the ATT 10 years...

This may have been true about the ATT 10 years ago, but there have been very few incidents since. Still, reputations die hard. I'm part of an organized trail watch group that partners with Durham...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,149
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Entropy will define the ultimate finish.

Entropy will define the ultimate finish.
08-20-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 945
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Here is a lacing stand I built a few years ago. ...

Here is a lacing stand I built a few years ago. It makes the whole lacing process much easier. For truing, I use a standard Park TS2 + an old Minoura dishing gauge.

...
08-18-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Nope, not a Colnago. Clues to identity may be...

Nope, not a Colnago. Clues to identity may be hinted at by stampings on dropouts and BB shell dimensions and threadings. Seat post diameter may help, too.

Good luck.
08-16-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,032
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I disagree that the spokes are not loaded during...

I disagree that the spokes are not loaded during rim braking. How do you think the stopping force is transferred to the bike and cargo if not through the spokes. If the transferred forces are...
08-12-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By Moe Zhoost

This is unforgivable for a number of reasons: 1)...

This is unforgivable for a number of reasons: 1) The straps visible in the bed of the truck appear to be heavy duty. If one of them indeed broke, then it had to be faulty before it was applied to...
08-11-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By Moe Zhoost

When you log in, check the block that says...

When you log in, check the block that says "Remember me".
08-10-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,270
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's easy to negotiate these if you slow down and...

It's easy to negotiate these if you slow down and pay attention. These obstructions are intended to keep other larger vehicles off the path making it safer for you.

These ones look a bit narrow...
08-07-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,381
Posted By Moe Zhoost

That crack will only get worse. There's a lot of...

That crack will only get worse. There's a lot of stress on a bottom bracket shell, which should have been addressed by the design and method of construction. I'd say that Surly should attempt to do...
08-06-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By Moe Zhoost

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

Seat stays are the least stressed tubes on your frame. They bear almost no torsional stress, only compressive. I really doubt that you have significantly affected the frame. Install another rivnut...
08-06-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 773
Posted By Moe Zhoost

You'll find etrailers.com to be a great vendor. ...

You'll find etrailers.com to be a great vendor. I've bought a number of things from them and have been well satisfied. Any company that makes "how 'bout" and "how to" videos for most of their...
07-31-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By Moe Zhoost

What you are looking at is the left side bearing...

What you are looking at is the left side bearing cone. There should have been a keyed washer and lock nut on top of what you see. Did you remove these already? The threads on this side are...
07-31-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Tange Seiki Levin CDS headsets are decent low...

Tange Seiki Levin CDS headsets are decent low stack alternatives for Campy Gran Sports (which seem to be identical to the Pistas). I've used the Levin CDSs on a few Italian frames and they work well...
07-31-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 744
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Thanks for the pictures. I can readily see that...

Thanks for the pictures. I can readily see that these shoes are a much different design than the newer ones. Most obvious is that the pivot points overlap and fully capture the post. On the newer...
07-31-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Easier to build that way and if the wheels are...

Easier to build that way and if the wheels are true and stable, all is good. If you do decide to replace all the spokes, you can interlace them then. According to Jobst Brandt, the big reason to...
07-31-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,656
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I kinda agree, but realize that the urge to...

I kinda agree, but realize that the urge to improve a bike is strong as well. I'm convinced that the best bang for the buck in your case is lighter wheels and tires. The down side; however is that...
07-30-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,639
Posted By Moe Zhoost

In Ohio, it's legal to ride 2 abreast. In the...

In Ohio, it's legal to ride 2 abreast. In the circumstances that you present, that 2 riders were abreast and one was slightly behind, I'd say that they were meeting the requirements of the law. ...
07-29-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 744
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I agree with the recommendation to deglaze the...

I agree with the recommendation to deglaze the drum and shoes. If you don't have any oil or grease contamination you could probably skip the solvent clean. Perhaps use soapy water instead. If you...
07-28-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Moe Zhoost

$43 is too expensive for you? :foo:

$43 is too expensive for you? :foo:
07-28-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,347
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It looks like you've resolved your issue; however...

It looks like you've resolved your issue; however double check for micro-cracks by stressing the crank while examining under bright light and magnification.

I was rudely introduced to the road a...
07-28-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 760
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Measuring a seat tube with calipers will give you...

Measuring a seat tube with calipers will give you inconsistent measurements. The insert type of gauge is best. I'd say that from your measurements, the 26.6 spec is probably accurate. It's clear that...
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