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06-11-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,026
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

I don't know why they would be suggesting...

I don't know why they would be suggesting suspension forks for the type of riding your are planning. Are these beach trails terribly bumpy?

Being a heavier rider does not necessarily mean you are...
06-10-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 925
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

$50 on new pedals but not $5 on grease? ...

$50 on new pedals but not $5 on grease?

Penny wise; pound foolish.
06-10-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,117
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

Good choice. If I were you I would keep at...

Good choice.

If I were you I would keep at least one spare tire on hand.
Other manufacturers who still make decent 27" tires are Panaracer (my all time favourite tire, the Pasela, is available...
06-04-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

I can't imagine how hilariously empty the shops I...

I can't imagine how hilariously empty the shops I have worked at would be if they drug tested. The thought of it makes me laugh.

Sadly, that intrusion into people's personal lives is somehow...
06-04-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,257
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

The only real weak point that I would be...

The only real weak point that I would be concerned about is the wheels, and specifically the rear hub... some less expensive bikes (not sure exactly what that means in 2019 sheckles) have a rear...
06-04-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

Often when experiencing excessive pressure in...

Often when experiencing excessive pressure in your hands, the root of the problem is not the bars or grips, but elsewhere in the way the bike fits. We know the bike you were riding is not a good fit...
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,208
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

When I find a potential place, I call and ask if...

When I find a potential place, I call and ask if they have 'tenting sites'.

Of course, just because they have a place you can set up your tent doesn't mean it's any better than a gravel parking...
05-27-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

Was that a 'logical answer?' That has no place...

Was that a 'logical answer?' That has no place on this site! ;)
05-23-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

It is important that you can stand over the bike...

It is important that you can stand over the bike with your feet on the ground, as emergency stops might make this necessary without giving you a chance to plan which foot to put down, etc... but if...
05-23-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,655
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

Good effort, but no. 0/3. The problem being...

Good effort, but no. 0/3.

The problem being described is not one of spring balance that can be fixed by switching holes.

And the red knob on Avid SD levers is definitely not a reach adjustment...
05-21-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 846
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

Re. the rear hub spacing (Over Locknut Dimension,...

Re. the rear hub spacing (Over Locknut Dimension, or OLD), if you know the model of hub the bike came with you can likely look up the specs for that one item and it will include the OLD...

or just...
05-21-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,682
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

This is a common misconception,, generally...

This is a common misconception,, generally stemming from a misunderstanding of the concept of 'fatigue limits' -

Steel has a fatigue limit - meaning there is a level of stress below which steel...
05-17-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

'Sanding' is probably the worst way to remove...

'Sanding' is probably the worst way to remove paint. Media blasting (if you know someone or a business that can do this cheaply) or chemical paint stripper (toxic AF but it works) will get you down...
05-16-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,682
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

Option 1: Don't be fooled by the myths about...

Option 1: Don't be fooled by the myths about steel - there may be some comfort advantage if using narrow high pressure tires, but if you have over ~32mm tires, deflection in the tire is 100X what...
05-16-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,009
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

New chain on worn cassette = violent skipping...

New chain on worn cassette = violent skipping under load.

Cassette is worn if chain being used on it is worn - the teeth wear very quickly to match the new pitch of the stretched chain.
05-15-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

If it makes you feel better, imagine he uses it...

If it makes you feel better, imagine he uses it to motorpace his cycling buddies when he's taking a rest day.
05-15-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

Sounds to me like it is too small for you. ...

Sounds to me like it is too small for you. 'Women's S' is probably close to ~14" or so, if you want to assign it a number. So likely 2 sizes smaller than that bike you used to have that fit well.
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05-14-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

Nice enough bike. Switching to street tires will...

Nice enough bike. Switching to street tires will make a massive difference.

But as others have said, bringing a shiny new bike to a college campus is a perfect recipe for getting a bike stolen. ...
08-17-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

Ah! The same 'industry insider' whose words you...

Ah! The same 'industry insider' whose words you misrepresented to make the same point two weeks ago?
http://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1073471-danger-carbon-fiber-bikes.html...
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