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09-27-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 89
Posted By Pop N Wood

On my bafang I bought a hidden wire brake cut out...

On my bafang I bought a hidden wire brake cut out switch that allows use of stock Shimano levers. Since you have mechanical discs it will work. Just run the cable through it, easy as can be.
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09-27-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 615
Posted By Pop N Wood

That is why car tires are specified by profile as...

That is why car tires are specified by profile as well as width. 245x60 tires do have a larger diameter than 225x60 series tires. To keep the same height you need a lower profile.

Here is a good...
09-27-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By Pop N Wood

I use an old Schwinn continental on my cycle ops...

I use an old Schwinn continental on my cycle ops trainer. I made a front fork stand out of some steel tubing to give it additional stability and to take up less room in the exercise room. With your...
09-27-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Pop N Wood

Post this question on a dedicated recumbent site...

Post this question on a dedicated recumbent site (like bentrideronline.com) and you will find a large number of people who have defeated the cyclists syndrome.

Recumbents don't receive much love...
09-27-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,030
Posted By Pop N Wood

Honest, last post on this. So I come on here,...

Honest, last post on this. So I come on here, say I'm trying to get lower gears on my touring bike but would rather walk at times. You go on a rant, tell me I need to learn how to balance a bike,...
09-26-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,030
Posted By Pop N Wood

Alright this is stupid of me to respond but all I...

Alright this is stupid of me to respond but all I did was post a personal preference. Does that make sense to you?
09-26-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,030
Posted By Pop N Wood

So in your mind anyone who choses to walk rather...

So in your mind anyone who choses to walk rather than ride must be doing so because they have issues balancing at low speeds?

Interesting.

but I guess that is another "straw man" comment
09-25-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Pop N Wood

So was it the drill or the 3/4" drift from below...

So was it the drill or the 3/4" drift from below that knocked it loose?

Just wondering what actually made the difference
09-25-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,030
Posted By Pop N Wood

I think the problem here is you projecting your...

I think the problem here is you projecting your values on others, rather than attempting to understand a different point of view.

It is not that it is a challenge, in all honestly I've never owned...
09-25-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,030
Posted By Pop N Wood

I guess if you have something to prove than never...

I guess if you have something to prove than never walking is the only option

If you are out to enjoy the ride and see some scenery than walking for a bit helps one take it all in
09-25-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 413
Posted By Pop N Wood

Funny story, my wife got a sudden flat in her car...

Funny story, my wife got a sudden flat in her car two days ago, wouldn't even take air, half inch cut in the tread.

Tire store found the entire blade of a pocket knife inside the tire. A good 4...
09-25-20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Pop N Wood

Harbor Freight sells boxes with an assortment of...

Harbor Freight sells boxes with an assortment of O rings.

Remember to use a little silicone grease when you replace it.
09-25-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,087
Posted By Pop N Wood

Interesting comment. I read excessively and have...

Interesting comment. I read excessively and have never seen a bad review on a Fuji. The only reviews I've read on the touring disc have been pretty positive. The line is considered a classic by...
09-24-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Pop N Wood

Man, pretty frame. I love a lugged frame.

Man, pretty frame. I love a lugged frame.
09-24-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By Pop N Wood

I ordered an ebike kit and the battery took over...

I ordered an ebike kit and the battery took over 3 months to arrive. The CA company I bought the kit from said the battery was shipped within a few days of my order, but got stuck on the pier...
09-24-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,030
Posted By Pop N Wood

I use my gravel bike for touring. It doesn't go...

I use my gravel bike for touring. It doesn't go below 1:1 so I am seriously considering dropping $150 or so on a new crank to make it do that.

Have to agree with the others below a certain range...
09-24-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Pop N Wood

I wouldn't try drilling it out. The bit will...

I wouldn't try drilling it out. The bit will grab at those thin aluminum edges and you will forever damage the inside of the head tube.

Heat and vibration works wonders. I would hook a steel rod...
09-24-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 615
Posted By Pop N Wood

If you read Greg LeMond's book his says training...

If you read Greg LeMond's book his says training should include both aerobic and anaerobic skills, which is what you are doing.
09-23-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,700
Posted By Pop N Wood

+3 on the E6000. I use that on everything, fixed...

+3 on the E6000. I use that on everything, fixed many a shoe with it.
09-23-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 296
Posted By Pop N Wood

Sorry to hear you will be without a bike for a...

Sorry to hear you will be without a bike for a time.
09-23-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
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: 52
Views: 913
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: 52
Views: 913
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: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Pop N Wood

Post pictures.

Post pictures.
09-22-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 913
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: 14
Views: 296
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: 14
Views: 296
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: 14
Views: 296
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: 8
Views: 357
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: 75
Views: 1,462
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.
...
09-21-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
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: 25
Views: 2,055
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: 27
Views: 654
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: 518
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: 5,089
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: 5,089
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: 5,089
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: 41
Views: 3,087
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: 427
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: 321
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: 789
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: 1,198
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: 210
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: 11
Views: 437
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: 329
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: 447
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: 545
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: 11
Views: 437
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: 594
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: 107
Views: 2,766
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”...
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