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09-23-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Pop N Wood

I agree it sounds like the quill wedge is stuck. ...

I agree it sounds like the quill wedge is stuck. I would tighten the quill finger tight, heat the outside of the headset with a heat gun, then just a couple of hammering blows downward to try and...
09-23-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 369
Posted By Pop N Wood

Thank you. Good info As for the "thumping"...

Thank you. Good info

As for the "thumping" sound, I've had that happen on both bikes and automobiles when an uneven layer of pad material is deposited on the rotor/rim. This is why lots of...
09-23-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 369
Posted By Pop N Wood

I would never take a power sander to a set of...

I would never take a power sander to a set of rims, but I have cleaned them with scotchbrite pad like someone mentioned.

I do use a sander on brake rotors when they get badly glazed, both bike and...
09-22-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Pop N Wood

Post pictures.

Post pictures.
09-22-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 369
Posted By Pop N Wood

So how does one measure the thickness of an old...

So how does one measure the thickness of an old rim like that to know for sure?

I can't see the wear indicator in that picture.
09-22-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By Pop N Wood

Boy did you ask the wrong guy. Because it is...

Boy did you ask the wrong guy.

Because it is usually quicker and less hassle to fix it yourself.

I had this very problem happen with the last new bike I bought, rear axle came loose within the...
09-22-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By Pop N Wood

Why would you hammer the cog back on? ...

Why would you hammer the cog back on?

Honestly, it is pretty easy to check out wheel bearings. Especially in this so called information age. You guys need to give people more credit. Just...
09-22-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By Pop N Wood

Loose bearing cones could do that. See if there...

Loose bearing cones could do that. See if there is any side to side play in the rear wheel.

Pretty sure the fair trade act doesn't allow manufacturers to void warranties if someone else works on...
09-22-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Pop N Wood

Phew, Surly's website doesn't highlight the fact...

Phew, Surly's website doesn't highlight the fact the Big Dummy comes with the racks and bags. That seems like something they should make obvious.

Surly makes a good bike, no doubt, but the Yuba...
09-22-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 867
Posted By Pop N Wood

Tick tock tick tock boys. Only a matter of time...

Tick tock tick tock boys. Only a matter of time now.

$2300 for a 105 equipped carbon framed gravel bike seems like a pretty good deal to me. My only complaint is for lower gearing.
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09-21-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Pop N Wood

Surly just went to a form of through axles on the...

Surly just went to a form of through axles on the trucker. So maybe there is hope, but don't think I would hold my breath waiting for it to happen.

Seems like you would get a lot more bike for a...
09-20-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,980
Posted By Pop N Wood

Not sure what a thumb throttle is like on that...

Not sure what a thumb throttle is like on that particular set up but I wouldn't be without one on my Bafang. Really comes in handy when sitting in the left turn lane of a busy intersections and...
09-20-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 488
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've lived with Asperger's or Asperger's like...

I've lived with Asperger's or Asperger's like symptoms my whole life. didn't realize it until a few years ago. Never fit in, never communicated well with others, always felt like I didn't belong. ...
09-20-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 490
Posted By Pop N Wood

Need something for touring on rail trails. Wider...

Need something for touring on rail trails. Wider tires, relaxed geometry, no suspension, racks and fenders for overnight gear.
09-19-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,783
Posted By Pop N Wood

Yeah I suppose I'm on more than one person's...

Yeah I suppose I'm on more than one person's "iggy list". A regular Iggy Pop I guess.
09-19-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,783
Posted By Pop N Wood

Why do people brag about their ignore list? ...

Why do people brag about their ignore list?

Honestly, what do you gain by that?

Oops, guess I just made the list, huh Francis.
09-19-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,783
Posted By Pop N Wood

Which might have been the intent of the original...

Which might have been the intent of the original post.

I enjoyed the book. The guy got whiny and preachy at times, but if one can't handle that than don't hang out on this web site.

As for his...
09-18-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,850
Posted By Pop N Wood

I want a Fuji Touring Disc. Nice bike, great...

I want a Fuji Touring Disc.

Nice bike, great price.
09-18-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've bent rims hanging bikes by the front wheel...

I've bent rims hanging bikes by the front wheel like that. If some one bumps them or something falls over into them they torque and bend the rim.

Never again.

Quickest and easiest is hanging...
09-18-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Pop N Wood

Modern Bike seems to have a good selection in...

Modern Bike seems to have a good selection in stock

https://www.modernbike.com/cranksets+availableisyes+crankset-crank-lengthis175
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By Pop N Wood

I agree with everything in your post, especially...

I agree with everything in your post, especially that beautiful bike you ride, but want to second this quote of yours from my personal experience. Best way I've found to use a solar panel is via a...
09-17-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By Pop N Wood

You'll find that gets increasingly impossible to...

You'll find that gets increasingly impossible to do as you age.

What is needed is not so much a diet but a lifestyle change.
09-17-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Pop N Wood

My younger brother passed about 3 years ago as...

My younger brother passed about 3 years ago as well. I inherited several of his bikes. Rode one of his bikes across the state of Nebraska to return his ashes to the earth. My tribute ride to him....
09-17-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Pop N Wood

That is a nice looking wheel but unfortunately...

That is a nice looking wheel but unfortunately "discontinued". finding a wheel that you can actually buy is a serious challenge these days.
09-17-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Pop N Wood

Sounds like you found the problem. As for US...

Sounds like you found the problem.

As for US stocked batteries Luna Cycle has batteries in their LA warehouse. Covid has made shipping from overseas a nightmare, I had major issue earlier this...
09-17-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By Pop N Wood

I use KMC chains on all my 8 speed and under...

I use KMC chains on all my 8 speed and under bikes. KMC Z51 is the one I like best. KMC chains come with a master link that is reliable and solid.

It doesn't really hurt anything to use a 10...
09-17-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By Pop N Wood

I would be surprised if the overpressure caused...

I would be surprised if the overpressure caused the rim damage, especially at the pressures you are talking about, but suddenly landing on a rim with a completely flat tire could definitely damage...
09-17-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Pop N Wood

If you want something that will last look at 36...

If you want something that will last look at 36 spokes.

I weigh what you do, at times a good bit more. I've had bad luck with anything less than 36 spokes on the rear wheel. On the other hand...
09-17-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By Pop N Wood

Too cool They made a whole documentary film...

Too cool

They made a whole documentary film about it. Lots of interviews and photos. One of my all time favorites. I didn't know the history until I watched this. I found it very inspiring at...
09-13-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,348
Posted By Pop N Wood

From https://bikeeasy.org/blog/archives/1385/ ...

From https://bikeeasy.org/blog/archives/1385/


One study, dryly called “Risk Factors for Bicycle-Motor Vehicle Collisions at Intersections”...
09-11-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 28,092
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've taken a buffing wheel in a drill press to 40...

I've taken a buffing wheel in a drill press to 40 year old aluminum parts and got them looking show room new before. I didn't wax or otherwise clear coat them so seems like they oxidized back to a...
09-11-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 581
Posted By Pop N Wood

Know quite a number of people, myself included,...

Know quite a number of people, myself included, who's back issues get bad if they don't ride regularly. Kind of still lower extremities though.

The combination of cycling and keeping my weight...
09-11-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By Pop N Wood

The warranty on a $60 part doesn't seem worth the...

The warranty on a $60 part doesn't seem worth the headache. With that said I would have to look at how such a display was assembled before I would try and open it up.

Two other options. Splice...
09-10-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By Pop N Wood

There is the famous story about the guy who...

There is the famous story about the guy who parked his new Tesla at the airport with a depleted battery in cold weather. When he came back to a battery that needed replacement Tesla refused his...
09-10-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By Pop N Wood

Just buy an extension cable, that way you keep...

Just buy an extension cable, that way you keep the waterproof connectors.

https://www.amazon.com/Junstar-Extension-Cable-Bafang-Display/dp/B07LCLC5YQ

This one even mentions recumbents
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09-10-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By Pop N Wood

I often carry a 40 oz Tai insulated in my trunk...

I often carry a 40 oz Tai insulated in my trunk bag when I take longer rides in super hot weather. Will keep ice solid for 3 hours in 100+ weather at half the price of the name brand bottles. Man,...
09-08-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Pop N Wood

Too bad Bosch doesn't let users reprogram the...

Too bad Bosch doesn't let users reprogram the assist levels. Super nice feature on my Bafang. Only need a $19 cable, can store profiles on my PC and change them as I see fit.

The graphics on...
09-08-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,760
Posted By Pop N Wood

My ebike is a recent addition so tend to grab it...

My ebike is a recent addition so tend to grab it more than the other bikes. Like someone said it has the most upright riding position so I prefer it for that reason.

The really great thing is I'm...
09-08-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By Pop N Wood

Love a happy ending

Love a happy ending
09-08-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,635
Posted By Pop N Wood

And I thought marijuana mellowed people.

And I thought marijuana mellowed people.
09-08-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Pop N Wood

He has quick release through axles. I bought...

He has quick release through axles.

I bought a Rayleigh Tamland a few years back and it had the same weird hub with super small ball bearings on the drive side. The drive side cones had the...
09-08-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,129
Posted By Pop N Wood

I don't like the idea but I did buy a set of used...

I don't like the idea but I did buy a set of used carbon handle bars for one of my mtbs

Knowing the seller may make you feel better but have to wonder how much that really matters.

Read an...
09-06-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,478
Posted By Pop N Wood

I spent several years operating a nuclear...

I spent several years operating a nuclear reactor. Not a square corner on the reactor vessel anywhere, yet we had strict procedures regulating what temperature the reactor had to be before we could...
09-06-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,325
Posted By Pop N Wood

But I would think even you could figure out when...

But I would think even you could figure out when you run out of gears on the top or bottom end?
09-06-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 341
Posted By Pop N Wood

They make a purple loctite as well. A little...

They make a purple loctite as well. A little harder to source, need to order on line, but that is what Campy speced for my crank bolt.
09-06-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,325
Posted By Pop N Wood

And by my guess different people are making...

And by my guess different people are making different assumptions leading to arguments about different numbers

Gear inches can be hard to translate into real world. One way around that is to keep...
09-05-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By Pop N Wood

You need to add cheap battery "from a reputable...

You need to add cheap battery "from a reputable source". This guys low dollar chinese battery caught fire while just riding along. There is a video on line as well.
...
09-05-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Posted By Pop N Wood

I swapped to wrap back bars on my ebike. Some...

I swapped to wrap back bars on my ebike. Some Origin 8 Transit Ergo bars I got of CL for $20. That required a riser stem to keep my knees from hitting the bars in turns.

Now I have an upright...
09-05-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,325
Posted By Pop N Wood

How are you guys calculating gear inches without...

How are you guys calculating gear inches without knowing the tire size?

Simple answer is ride your bike fully loaded. if you ever find yourself trying to shift into a lower gear that isn't there,...
09-05-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By Pop N Wood

Have noticed more and more used bikes on CL with...

Have noticed more and more used bikes on CL with an asking higher than the new price. Some of it is undoubtedly covid premium, but think a good bit is just people not knowing what they have.

On...
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