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Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By fietsbob

I get my Glaucoma Eye drops on cold packs with...

I get my Glaucoma Eye drops on cold packs with Blue Ice packets they go UPS from Portland VA pharmacy to my house .

a 2 hour drive , but that won't include the distribution depot time
so the...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By fietsbob

only the coast starlight , from Emeryville...

only the coast starlight , from Emeryville /Berkeley to Eugene..

Amtrak/ODOT has a Bus from out on the coast to Portland.. stops at Portland Union Station..
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By fietsbob

Zip Ties can go around the dowel across the the...

Zip Ties can go around the dowel across the the bag too.. 2 or 4 .. to go from horizontal to vertical ..


I added openable ones to tie stuff across , inside the bag ..

battery pack , Mini...
06-17-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By fietsbob

I have some old Shimano Mountain bike toe clip...

I have some old Shimano Mountain bike toe clip pedals .. they're OK..

The S in SPD is Shimano.. 'pedaling dynamics'

Now some pedals use magnets, made by other companies , but follow the 2...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By fietsbob

2nd house in the northwest ?

2nd house in the northwest ?
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By fietsbob

Or, keep an eye out for a used Rohloff for...

Or, keep an eye out for a used Rohloff for sale..
06-17-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By fietsbob

Bench vice and Steel workers angle grinder cut...

Bench vice and Steel workers angle grinder cut off wheel ...
the air powered ones is what the shop uses,
Shipyard , the hose was to a big air compressor on top of the drydock..


Seen a...
06-17-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 229
Posted By fietsbob

I bought a bottle brush..

I bought a bottle brush..
06-17-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By fietsbob

More tools

Measure.. there are thread pitch gages , which are part of most machinists tool boxes...

Metric pitch is thread per MM , so count how many per 10mm then divide by 10 .
06-17-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By fietsbob

Shimano has a roller brake its in a grease...

Shimano has a roller brake its in a grease filled drum , coaster brakes are a smaller grease filled drum
06-17-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 305
Posted By fietsbob

I add the schrader to presta conversion sleeves...

I add the schrader to presta conversion sleeves .. of aluminum..

My Trekking bike came with a very nice Mavic made adapter .. of plastic, that snapped into the larger hole..

Advantage ; P/V,...
06-17-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By fietsbob

A slab of plywood on the pickup bed bottom , ...

A slab of plywood on the pickup bed bottom , allows DIY solutions, if money is an issue..

block of wood with another QR axle through it .. fixed to the plywood , etc..
06-17-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 307
Posted By fietsbob

Cyclocross racing single ring, uses regular chain...

Cyclocross racing single ring, uses regular chain rings too , simply has other chain retention devices
such as added outer ring guards .. polished, anodized or carbon fiber..


narrow-wide is...
06-17-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By fietsbob

Me too , HS 33 are reliable and need no post ...

Me too , HS 33 are reliable and need no post set up maintenance, other than new brake pads..
Kool Stop Salmon , red compound from Magura, are actually made for them by KS in Oregon ...
...
06-16-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By fietsbob

more DIY

self fusing silicone tape can be formed like putty , as can blu tack, kneaded rubber...
06-16-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By fietsbob

functionally, on the repair stand, the back...

functionally, on the repair stand, the back location lets me see what the adjustment changes..
06-16-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 307
Posted By fietsbob

I have several 1 by IGH bikes they're fine with...

I have several 1 by IGH bikes they're fine with simple flat old style chainrings ..


you may feel you need it, then I'm not going to talk you out of it ..
06-16-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By fietsbob

' At Present time the Sturmey Archer...

'

At Present time the Sturmey Archer manufacturing has mover To Taiwan. A division of Sun Race/ Microshift.

and the new company has expanded the offerings of Drum Brakes a 90 and a...
06-16-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By fietsbob

same as any other cantilever brakes use.. 2...

same as any other cantilever brakes use..

2 kinds up and over a carrier https://www.universalcycles.com/images//products/medium/6693.jpg



or a link wire ...
06-16-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By fietsbob

my 40 year old friction shifted driver trains ...

my 40 year old friction shifted driver trains continue to be so.. :50:


but you wanted your bike to have the latest parts , namely an 11 speed drivetrain ..
06-16-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By fietsbob

Odds are it's the cable . friction is resisting...

Odds are it's the cable . friction is resisting the return spring ... unhook the cable to confirm..

Of course Indexing works from an aligned frame hanger as a foundation..
06-16-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 841
Posted By fietsbob

Mechanic's perspective; speeds is spacing (7...

Mechanic's perspective; speeds is spacing
(7 thinner to fit in place of 6, 8 added wider to the stack of 7)

after 8, the spacing got tighter .. and chains thinner..

so the clicks on the lever...
06-16-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 806
Posted By fietsbob

Its a 'spoke protector' unless you feel superior,...

Its a 'spoke protector' unless you feel superior, to your mates , then its a 'dork disk'..
06-16-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By fietsbob

thousands of miles of wire goes into making...

thousands of miles of wire goes into making spokes some flaws are inevitable ...

ever thought you would like a dynamo hub front wheel, for lights in the dark seasons ?

this might be the...
06-16-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 307
Posted By fietsbob

No ..

No ..
06-16-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By fietsbob

No narrower than the outside width of the rim , ...

No narrower than the outside width of the rim , at that point side wall is D profiled ..
06-16-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By fietsbob

Voodoo doughnuts...

Voodoo doughnuts (https://www.voodoodoughnut.com/)?
06-16-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,050
Posted By fietsbob

I'm drinking coffee for the energy to sit here.. ...

I'm drinking coffee for the energy to sit here.. at 8am ..
06-16-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By fietsbob

Try a Bicycle shop for Personalized Service,...

Try a Bicycle shop for Personalized Service, mechanical skills and knowledge..

you need tools to remove what you have, and different to put on the r eplacement....


ready ro spend over $200 on...
06-16-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By fietsbob

Bike like Dad's

Change the boy's front wheel axle to a QR axle AND teach him how to make sure it's Always Tight ! ;)








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06-15-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By fietsbob

good luck ... you get the plastic ones with the...

good luck ... you get the plastic ones with the cranks.. not worth the cost to import them separately..
?

its a cheap crank any how ... riveted together.. break open that wallet buy a whole...
06-15-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 783
Posted By fietsbob

So .. not in Canada where you can ask a Dr ...

So .. not in Canada where you can ask a Dr Without big insurance co pays .. ready to vote for a change?
06-15-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By fietsbob

a new hanger must be aligned.. if 0 on ruler...

a new hanger must be aligned..

if 0 on ruler is on a pin center on the far end the chain is done

new chain pin centers are 1/2" and in 12" it would fall on the 12" line,,

'stretch' is sum of...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By fietsbob

front top of the wheel pannier rack , stretch net...

front top of the wheel pannier rack , stretch net to D rings on the bags , I'm good to go..

take & bake is on my way home ..
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By fietsbob

UJB made in the 80s.. 90s or so..

UJB made in the 80s.. 90s or so..
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By fietsbob

Have a bike you like modified to open the rear...

Have a bike you like modified to open the rear right triangle for the belt to pass through..

Koga in NL?

Bike friday in Oregon ships globally NWT Silk is a folding to travel bike..

made as...
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,685
Posted By fietsbob

maybe go for your tours in someplace other than...

maybe go for your tours in someplace other than Texas :innocent:
06-15-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 901
Posted By fietsbob

one of the 46-30 doubles? several out there..

one of the 46-30 doubles? several out there..
06-15-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By fietsbob

Here , US 30 splits into 2_2 lane one ways...

Here , US 30 splits into 2_2 lane one ways through town and that , a 4 lane highway
is a half block from my house..


Californians need the law clearly stated..
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By fietsbob

So more be seen than see by? on your head won't...

So more be seen than see by? on your head won't light the road much ,

your petzel was for walking speed after all . but they are handy for fixing your bike at night...


...
06-15-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By fietsbob

Brooks leather ring grips? the rings are...

Brooks leather ring grips? the rings are secured by 3 spokes between the aluminum ends
so you might buy more leather rings and re thread 3 more spokes. so custom width.....
06-15-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By fietsbob

I have more .. And a custom machined lube/flush ...

I have more .. And a custom machined lube/flush tool for new winner pro , with labyrinth seals ..

that lube hole is only seen when freewheel off the hub.. ...
06-15-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By fietsbob

My Guess : its a solid axle fitted with nuts...

My Guess : its a solid axle fitted with nuts right ?

you have a through axle front hub?

get another mount for the truck bed with a QR ..

The QR stays in the mount,

you use a...
06-15-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By fietsbob

the LBS does go through several boxes of tubes...

the LBS does go through several boxes of tubes , this time of year...

Want a special brand named tube, like Conti or Schwalbe, ast to order some resrock at wholesale lrvers are ptrtty...
06-15-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By fietsbob

As the LBS (http://bikesandbeyond.com/) has done...

As the LBS (http://bikesandbeyond.com/) has done Mid drive conversions , they have removed a few wide BB shell BB and cranks ,

but not selling the QBP bikes * much , mostly Framed...
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,335
Posted By fietsbob

24 hours of LeMans is running , now.. It looks...

24 hours of LeMans is running , now.. It looks more like a closed race course,

than a temporary closure of public roads, as in past years ..


'91 I found my self riding my bicycle...
06-15-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By fietsbob

Bike Shop has a long stroke, tall tube Bontrager...

Bike Shop has a long stroke, tall tube Bontrager , so high compression factor, for 100 psi tires..

with less strokes..
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By fietsbob

wsdot bike maps...

wsdot bike maps (https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/travel/commute-choices/bike/state-map)
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By fietsbob

Its the Health Insurance .. if in the US .. I was...

Its the Health Insurance .. if in the US .. I was on a long tour on my 50th year..

then, Glaucoma kicked in and so I have to stay in one place,

so VA medical can keep the Prescriptions mailed...
06-15-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By fietsbob

as you pump them up, mounted on the rim, they get...

as you pump them up, mounted on the rim, they get smaller and press the wet glue out..



700C/622 bead seat, wheels is a made to be usable on bikes with glued to the rim race sew up tires on...
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