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04-18-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,209
Posted By vane171

More than ten year ago, I used to go to comics...

More than ten year ago, I used to go to comics shop here in town looking for some comics from 1930s, 40s, and saw this guy in the backroom working on packaging comics for mailing and asked what is he...
04-17-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,209
Posted By vane171

It is a surprise for me that there is hardly...

It is a surprise for me that there is hardly anyone admonishing those who say they are buying online, as normally you'd get the line about LBS won't be there when you really need them...

I think...
04-17-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 470
Posted By vane171

I'd go with drinking warm liquids, notice I say...

I'd go with drinking warm liquids, notice I say liquids, not water. Maybe experiment what liquid you find acceptable when it is worm, some taste better than others.

I also don't think that cold...
04-17-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 331
Posted By vane171

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/755x680/image_f1d6ffd674dcb5014c77c8fb63074272df4d59d6.png


I is highly recommended to hold the nut in with inserted QR
04-17-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 233
Posted By vane171

Probably the 'cup' is press fitted which from the...

Probably the 'cup' is press fitted which from the point of view of home mechanic is a permanent thing, nothing that you could budge.
04-17-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,030
Posted By vane171

My 10" mark on the handle from the above post is...

My 10" mark on the handle from the above post is right behind the lock nut where about half an inch of the 'handle' still protrudes and scale metal eye nicely fits on it, which means it stays at...
04-16-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,030
Posted By vane171

I tested my brand new 1/4" TWrench I bought last...

I tested my brand new 1/4" TWrench I bought last year, still in oily wrapping and only ever been used in try out testing. Its range is 20-200 in/lb (equivalent to 1.66-16.66 ft/lbs or 2.26-22.6 Nms)....
04-12-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 594
Posted By vane171

That is one valid interpretation, what I had in...

That is one valid interpretation, what I had in mind is that the buyer doesn't want to make the seller look like a crook, showing him that he is suspicious of him by taking measurements. There are...
04-09-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 594
Posted By vane171

Is the bent frame problem because it is no longer...

Is the bent frame problem because it is no longer safe to ride? Because if it rides straight with hands off, it 'works as it should' and 'what more can one want'? You won't end up with un-ridable...
04-08-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,030
Posted By vane171

Yes, I meant using the scale with an ordinary...

Yes, I meant using the scale with an ordinary ratchet wrench.

Using the scale to tighten something to a given torque would work even with a classic side wrench, since some nuts are in a place...
04-08-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,030
Posted By vane171

Re the 'arm length', the point is that when it is...

Re the 'arm length', the point is that when it is 12" long, the read out on the scale shows directly the torque value in ft/lbs. Dead simple, easy to understand even by me, who has shivers when it...
04-07-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,030
Posted By vane171

This video made me think that you could use...

This video made me think that you could use standard socket wrench together with this luggage scale. If you choose wrench with some given arm length, you could figure out a point on it and a chart to...
03-27-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,404
Posted By vane171

Reminds me of the scene from a TDF when one of...

Reminds me of the scene from a TDF when one of the guys that went down was frantically looking for something around him and the commentator then clarified it, he was looking for his very expensive...
03-26-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 906
Posted By vane171

It would be popular in Texas :twitchy:

It would be popular in Texas :twitchy:
03-26-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,120
Posted By vane171

If nobody said it yet, this makes me think if...

If nobody said it yet, this makes me think if there is a phone app that would display both measures (would need to have the phone attached on bike and calibrated), or maybe some cyclo computers might...
03-26-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 906
Posted By vane171

You mean that many would not outlive this chain...

You mean that many would not outlive this chain life span?
03-25-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,851
Posted By vane171

That is why in India, if someone wants a European...

That is why in India, if someone wants a European car, it is a Mercedes or some other high end car. That is because it is not economical to ship anything cheaper.

I wonder if those supposedly in...
03-25-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 906
Posted By vane171

Could you use a chainsaw chain on a bicycle?

Perhaps you could use chainsaw chain on a single speed bike? It likely would last you a lifetime since it looks so robust. On a second look, it would work only with a very custom drive train since it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By vane171

Thanks for the response, makes for an interesting...

Thanks for the response, makes for an interesting read but it is the 'users' who expressed the concern on the links I provided, that have it backwards, by your reasoning.
What is certain is that...
03-24-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,138
Posted By vane171

Does the time to replace tire(s) differ from...

Does the time to replace tire(s) differ from whether you talk about 23 or 25 vs much bigger sizes? Smaller tires need to run at higher pressure and wear makes them more sensitive to blowout. And the...
03-24-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,996
Posted By vane171

I read about half the thread, was shuddering all...

I read about half the thread, was shuddering all the time and I have to ask, is it worth rescuing the bike, or the frame? Is there a value in that? Like does it have antique or personal value? Mind...
03-24-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,217
Posted By vane171

You can only minimize your chances of getting...

You can only minimize your chances of getting hit, so the keyword is defensive riding. Never rely on 'right of way', always assume the car driver may not see you, like when he is making right turn at...
03-24-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By vane171

I don't get how the brake in this picture works....

I don't get how the brake in this picture works. The cable would seem to need to 'push' for the brake pads to squeeze the rim. As it is, it looks like when it pulls, as when you squeeze the brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By vane171

I think these two links to user comments about...

I think these two links to user comments about these wheels refer to the ones shown here, probably clinchers.
Few highlights - the spokes are inverted and need special wrench, also are said to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,059
Posted By vane171

How about in the very old days when the rubber...

How about in the very old days when the rubber brake pad pressed down on the tire center, rubber on rubber :D eating your structural component... perhaps it is still found on some family grade bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,175
Posted By vane171

23 here, 90 psi both front and rear. Since I...

23 here, 90 psi both front and rear. Since I don't do touring or much town riding, I don't see a reason to go bigger, they are comfortable enough, even if I am not looking for comfort on my sporting...
03-17-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,196
Posted By vane171

On aluminum rims, you get this sound of metal on...

On aluminum rims, you get this sound of metal on metal or grating sound after having been out on a rainy day and even while being out. Wiping the rims with a damp rag brings it back to normal, rubber...
03-17-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,798
Posted By vane171

TBH, if I were the OP, wondering what a new bike...

TBH, if I were the OP, wondering what a new bike might bring me, after reading such comments about energy and acceleration, I'd just stay with my old bike.

I am not saying they are not true, its...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,880
Posted By vane171

That makes you stand from the crowd, maybe in a...

That makes you stand from the crowd, maybe in a group ride, people can tell its you who is on their back?

BTW I like that 'come on' above about the 'winning riders coasting the most'. Loud freehub...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,322
Posted By vane171

Back in 1990s when I upgraded the bike parts,...

Back in 1990s when I upgraded the bike parts, this cassette was the best I had among the parts I collected over the years and it was way better than the original 5 speed one which was I believe the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,322
Posted By vane171

Not sure anyone commented on the thread title...

Not sure anyone commented on the thread title question - Closely-spaced ratios = quicker shift?
Yes, you get quicker, smoother shift if the sprockets on the cassette are one or two tooth difference....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,322
Posted By vane171

Didn't read the whole thread but to get a good...

Didn't read the whole thread but to get a good idea what close gears mean is this - try not using the second and fourth gear in a vehicle that has manual shifting with five gears. :D
03-10-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,798
Posted By vane171

I still ride bike from ~1976, the steel frame and...

I still ride bike from ~1976, the steel frame and brakes are original, everything else from 1990s - aluminum drivetrain, friction shifting on the DT. To treat myself to something better, I bought...
03-09-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,955
Posted By vane171

Bikes are somewhat like cars, the more expensive...

Bikes are somewhat like cars, the more expensive and later technology they are, the less likely is the average owner able to work on them at home. And if your bike cost is 3-5k and up, the cost of...
03-05-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,820
Posted By vane171

That's fair point. It is a very interesting...

That's fair point. It is a very interesting subject. Also, to some extent it is not set in stone, things can change, at least somewhat, like bike racing used to be pretty well European thing, then...
03-04-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,820
Posted By vane171

What I wrote is not from my head, I am not that...

What I wrote is not from my head, I am not that much die hard pro biking scene follower. That was the view taken by the TV commentators of the major pro races that caught my interest at the time. I...
03-01-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,820
Posted By vane171

This has to do with the bicycle sport as such in...

This has to do with the bicycle sport as such in the respective countries. If you look at the history of the sport, in movie documentaries, magazines, newspaper coverage of races, Germany simply...
03-01-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,981
Posted By vane171

On one rare occasion I got passed by a solo rider...

On one rare occasion I got passed by a solo rider and I hooked on and we rode like that until we came to town and only reason I didn't go to the front was that the guy wouldn't let up (he knew all...
02-28-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,981
Posted By vane171

Solo because in the region where I ride, there...

Solo because in the region where I ride, there seems to be no one riding for sport. And even an undemanding family style outing on bikes is not a fashion there. Luckily I am not social person and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,517
Posted By vane171

I suspect not only bikes but most goods will see...

I suspect not only bikes but most goods will see radical increases in price levels in coming years and it will not stop, given the current global political trends. I told the guy who drives pickup...
02-28-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,012
Posted By vane171

Freebies are a devious psychological pressure on...

Freebies are a devious psychological pressure on people to buy something from the shop. I think it pays off for the shop in the long run. If I was a regular customer at the shop, I'd maybe take a...
02-28-21, 12:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,212
Posted By vane171

I have a fairly hard, perhaps a bony growth, a...

I have a fairly hard, perhaps a bony growth, a bulge where I made the circle on the big joint. I can't quite fully stand on toes on the right foot because of that (would be a problem for ballet...
02-28-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,154
Posted By vane171

TT which I take it is top tube racks - it won't...

TT which I take it is top tube racks - it won't allow you to 'overlap' the bikes. Hanging by the pedal under an angle allows the wheels of the upper bike to slip behind the bottom bike. But I suppose...
02-27-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By vane171

This is why I try to do everything myself, even...

This is why I try to do everything myself, even if it means buying some special wrench for the job and plumbing this forum for know-how. I'd take this back to the shop that did that as that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,426
Posted By vane171

Brakes will be electrically controlled disks, I...

Brakes will be electrically controlled disks, I doubt wifi is in their future. Also doubt braking will be from a single actuation point (like in automobiles) as it would be if you joined the...
02-27-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,212
Posted By vane171

I looked up on wiki ...

I looked up on wiki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunion)if what I have is really a bunion and found I have (outgrowth on the big toe joint), only mine doesn't change the way the big toe is...
02-26-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,212
Posted By vane171

In the old days when shoes were made with...

In the old days when shoes were made with leather, you could shape it to gain some additional space by inserting some block in the shoe and wetting it... I have this bulge on the right foot, big toe...
02-26-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,154
Posted By vane171

You could always screw on the wall 16 or 32 inch...

You could always screw on the wall 16 or 32 inch board strip that would be screwed into studs. That way you don't have to compromise on the horizontal bike positioning. But if you have light bike,...
02-26-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,154
Posted By vane171

https://www.bikeforums.net/21921831-post32.html ...

https://www.bikeforums.net/21921831-post32.html

I don't think there is any concern for the lateral force on the crank unless maybe you have some CF hollow cranks, then it may be of concern.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,426
Posted By vane171

I just came across this integrated cockpit...

I just came across this integrated cockpit assembly video, it leaves out quite a bit of the process to qualify as instructional video but still gives an idea how complicated it is. But if you master...
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