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06-26-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,166
Posted By fietsbob

that would be the IHPVA Black mountain flying...

that would be the IHPVA Black mountain flying 200M record for fully streamlined bikes 85.71mph

or the UCI hour record , covering 55.089km in that time on a velodrome..
at an altitude of 1,800...
06-26-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 645
Posted By fietsbob

Schwalbe marathon tires add the tire liner...

Schwalbe marathon tires add the tire liner as a seamless band under the tread rubber..
06-26-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 533
Posted By fietsbob

Strong headwinds are a feature of the NL.. coming...

Strong headwinds are a feature of the NL.. coming off the North Sea..
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By fietsbob

Bring our the tape measure and check. (?)

Bring our the tape measure and check. (?)
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 644
Posted By fietsbob

NO that is because you are looking at bikes in...

NO that is because you are looking at bikes in Georgia, the USA, where mudguards are an add on accessory,
you have to choose to buy ..

As opposed to buying a transportation bike in Germany...
06-26-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By fietsbob

if steel maybe add texture to them ,...

if steel maybe add texture to them , vibrating engraver? center punch? red try loc tite?
Forum: BMX
06-26-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,057
Posted By fietsbob

And will be built lighter .. may be have 451 rims...

And will be built lighter .. may be have 451 rims for lighter , faster tires , rather than the rugged 406 rims..


the course a pretty well groomed track?

Olympic BMX course, seen, was quite...
06-26-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By fietsbob

Brand of bike you have, tells Me nothing , ...

Brand of bike you have, tells Me nothing ,

Do you want to wait until someone who bought your same bike to answer?

take a seat..
06-26-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By fietsbob

I'll pass..

I feel no need to follow the latest trends you others feel compulsory ....

stainless wire for spokes may also not be magnetic either .. older Zn treated steel spokes may be what you want..
06-26-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By fietsbob

many brands concentrated in few factories

Giant and Merida are an OEM factory, making a lot if additional brands other than their own marque..

Salsa and Surly are brands Maxway Ltd TW , is the contract manufacturer for those

and a lot...
06-26-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By fietsbob

If the saddle rail is too thin, wrap it with...

If the saddle rail is too thin, wrap it with aluminum, cut from a drinks can as a shim sleeve,

to increase the diameter of the of the saddle rails...

I measured 2 steel saddle's rails...
06-26-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By fietsbob

Cool possible

Go for it.. maybe buy a cargo trailer?

My Ortlieb panniers arrive empty and come back from the store, full of food.


I cannot blind guess how a pannier rack attaches to your bike..

Here,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By fietsbob

More Titanium hardware?

More Titanium hardware?
06-26-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 599
Posted By fietsbob

Pitch black, need to see the road, by * will be...

Pitch black, need to see the road, by * will be needing more,

Than streets lighted, in the city.. a 'be seen' and flashing lights..


* even then the white line on the edges of the pavement can...
06-26-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By fietsbob

How much does it have to bend ? ' a dramatic...

How much does it have to bend ? ' a dramatic bend ' is imprecise .. measure state measured distance..
06-26-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By fietsbob

1 by ? only looks differ since all the...

1 by ? only looks differ since all the shifting is in the right one.

TRP (https://trpcycling.com/product/hylex-rs/) has Hylex, a hydro disc lever only , no shifting mech, the expansion...
06-26-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By fietsbob

BITD 10 speed is 5 by 2 anyb3/32" wide chain...

BITD 10 speed is 5 by 2 anyb3/32" wide chain will do But by noe you also need a new freewheel

5 speed freewheels are still made

have any bike shops around.. you have to remove the...
06-26-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By fietsbob

https://cdn.bike-discount.de/media/org/orgb_S/orgi...

https://cdn.bike-discount.de/media/org/orgb_S/orgid_128/thumbs/465036_3945338.jpg ok one of these.. why do you feel a need for the rubber?
06-26-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By fietsbob

Looks = need pictures... My old favorite the...

Looks = need pictures... My old favorite the campagnolo seat post
06-26-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By fietsbob

See Shermer's neck...

See Shermer's neck (https://www.welovecycling.com/wide/2017/08/10/creepiest-cycling-condition-shermers-neck/) syndrome Mike Shermer, (now publisher of Skeptics (https://www.skeptic.com/) society...
06-26-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By fietsbob

+1 ...

it was the riding them loose that caused the flex cycles bending the spokes as the wheel rolled .

maintaining balanced tension, the whole wheel acts together.. as one..
06-26-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By fietsbob

The race stands do have an advantage ... you can...

The race stands do have an advantage ... you can walk around, so access both sides of the bike equally..
06-26-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By fietsbob

some seat post clamp heads deform to a point...

some seat post clamp heads deform to a point where they no longer grip the saddle rails..

A more expensive seat post, of same diameter (Measure) will grip better..

one combination ; a...
06-26-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By fietsbob

my singing to myself has to do..i have head...

my singing to myself has to do..i have head tunes..
06-25-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By fietsbob

Riding off on my trouble free Brompton, now ...

Riding off on my trouble free Brompton, now :rolleyes:
06-25-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By fietsbob

Modulator noodles , come on entry level bike V...

Modulator noodles , come on entry level bike V brakes for casual users.
housing sits and pushes against a spring, then the spring sits against the shoulder, of the noodle,
rather than the...
06-25-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By fietsbob

Like 2nd post, I'd add a flat washer to fill in...

Like 2nd post, I'd add a flat washer to fill in the gap, so you bend the aluminum frame, as little as possible,

when the axle nut is tightened.

nothing dramatic just add the washer between lock...
06-25-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By fietsbob

As said above, In indexing, like STI, t he top...

As said above, In indexing, like STI, t
he top pulley has to float sideways, so as to align over the cassette cog ,
because the indexing is not 100% on, every time, even if the derailleur hanger...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,428
Posted By fietsbob

For my 50th year , I had a down filled air...

For my 50th year , I had a down filled air mattress under me , camping .. on that tour..
06-25-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By fietsbob

If the seat post is round , you can get a metal ...

If the seat post is round , you can get a metal seat post to to insert in the frame,

just for placing in the repair stand clamp..

Then put the carbon one back in when you are finished..
06-25-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By fietsbob

with no round tubes , you would have a repair...

with no round tubes , you would have a repair service stand like this (https://www.parktool.com/product/team-issue-repair-stand-prs-22-2?category=Portable) ..
...
06-25-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,893
Posted By fietsbob

its some of it , Maybe not the central...

its some of it ,


Maybe not the central focus.. teaching how to present the feature gains in the more costly model ,
can be construed any way you choose..


A European bike shop may have ...
06-25-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,656
Posted By fietsbob

Now Rohloff has an electronic shifter they make...

Now Rohloff has an electronic shifter they make ..
it has been designed to interface with Bosch Mid Drive electric motors..
in eBikes ...
motor pauses power, momentarily, for gear shift.
06-25-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By fietsbob

You can put on shorter pads if you wish, I did...

You can put on shorter pads if you wish, I did so on my 16" wheel Bike Friday..

The stock pads came from the makers of the brakes, with the part.

and no one had any profit motive, in...
Forum: Foo
06-25-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 365
Posted By fietsbob

Just don't leave the bottle opener in the same...

Just don't leave the bottle opener in the same place , so they cannot open them..
Forum: Recumbent
06-25-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,327
Posted By fietsbob

Seen; LBS has had a fat tire tadpole trike , in...

Seen; LBS has had a fat tire tadpole trike , in the shop in Astoria it's not kept in stock all the time .

there is a fat tire, sit up higher, Delta , there, at the moment..
06-25-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,893
Posted By fietsbob

'Trek University' has a number of modules that...

'Trek University' has a number of modules that teach young people in the stores, the product line
(and upselling ).
Forum: Recumbent
06-25-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By fietsbob

Rear only, for the gearing , 20" for the 2...

Rear only, for the gearing , 20" for the 2 front wheels.. typical tadpole layout .. ?
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By fietsbob

Birkenstock, for the comfortable arch support...

Birkenstock, for the comfortable arch support .. resoled with a vibram outsole..
06-25-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By fietsbob

Arch supportive insoles .. like superfeet...

Arch supportive insoles .. like superfeet ..(?) have a variety of arch heights..

then once you have the insoles, go try on shoes.. in person..
06-25-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By fietsbob

I relocated..

I relocated..
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,154
Posted By fietsbob

Romania ..

Romania ..
06-24-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By fietsbob

I buy Tacx pulleys they're nylon.. and quieter I...

I buy Tacx pulleys they're nylon.. and quieter I have them on
chain tensioners.. & friction shifted derailleurs

BITD pulleys were just round , because chain side plates were bigger than chain...
06-24-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By fietsbob

I already had 160 discs front and rear my...

I already had 160 discs front and rear

my rear hub R'off, 4 bolt 160 disc made by avid (wet weather transportation bike)

I changed from a BB7 caliper , to Hy Rd... (406 wheel Bike Friday )
...
06-24-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By fietsbob

Generally product service flows back upstream , ...

Generally product service flows back upstream , beginning from the retail shop end,

because of automated assembly machines , some consideration ..

So just to replace is fast , ...
06-24-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 632
Posted By fietsbob

I have used the PCS 9 ...

I have used the PCS 9 (https://www.parktool.com/product/home-mechanic-repair-stand-pcs-9?category=Portable) , head sticks, in rotation, a bit..

because it uses a tapered interface .. ...
06-24-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By fietsbob

Asian companies make parts that fit Italian...

Asian companies make parts that fit Italian frames, by doing such things as

threaded BB in that 70 wide BB shell threaded 36mm by 24tpi..

so you can put a non Italian crank on an Italian ...
06-24-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By fietsbob

You can try it..

"speeds" is width .. all chains on bicycles are 0.5" pitch..
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By fietsbob

add a chaincase..

add a chaincase..
06-24-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By fietsbob

separate , un bolt it . buy a new stem.

separate , un bolt it . buy a new stem.
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