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09-26-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,364
Posted By cyccommute

WD-40 makes a lot of unsubstantiated claims. ...

WD-40 makes a lot of unsubstantiated claims. There is nothing...absolutely nothing...in WD-40 that will remove rust. It is oil and solvent. You could drop a “rusted surface” in a swimming pool of...
09-26-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By cyccommute

I’m not sure your set up is going to work. The...

I’m not sure your set up is going to work. The arms of the on the rack are supposed to be on either side of the fork blade. That keeps it from twisting. I don’t think the way you have it now will...
09-26-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,364
Posted By cyccommute

Yes to one. Nope to two. And yes to 3. WD-40 does...

Yes to one. Nope to two. And yes to 3. WD-40 does not contain any thing to deal with rust other than a bit of lubricant.



And nope.

WD-40 has the equivalent of mineral spirits in it...about...
09-25-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By cyccommute

The only place it matters is at the contact...

The only place it matters is at the contact patch. I’ve done the calculations before and it works out to a few milliliters more volume. It’s tiny in the grand scheme of things.
09-25-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By cyccommute

I’d say no. Too much fuss is made about marginal...

I’d say no. Too much fuss is made about marginal width changes on tires. To give some perspective, take two 2 pence coins and stack them. (Two nickels for us “Mericans) That’s the width and height...
09-25-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 414
Posted By cyccommute

I use the bleed valve with my Silca adapter. I...

I use the bleed valve with my Silca adapter. I find it slides off easier if it isn’t under pressure. That’s one thing I’ve found on the Lezyne adapter I like.
09-25-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 414
Posted By cyccommute

Just 1/4” od plastic from Home Depot. The...

Just 1/4” od plastic from Home Depot. The pressure needed is less than 40 psi so that’s not an issue. I do like the pump but I’d like it better with a different head.
09-25-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 370
Posted By cyccommute

I think you are dealing with a JRA situation....

I think you are dealing with a JRA situation. Without doing the calculations, I would say that a Townie would be next to impossible to do an endo...with any kind of brake and in any rider...
09-25-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 370
Posted By cyccommute

Linear brakes aren’t “otherwise on/off only”. ...

Linear brakes aren’t “otherwise on/off only”. I’ve owned many sets of them. I’ve installed them on many bikes for people with less experience than I have and never found anyone who had problems...
09-25-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 414
Posted By cyccommute

+1. I have the Lezyne frame pump and I just don’t...

+1. I have the Lezyne frame pump and I just don’t use it. The screw on valve adapter is a pain. I also don’t like the handle. The hose loops over the handle in a groove. The groove is very...
09-25-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 370
Posted By cyccommute

What you describe wouldn’t have been helped by a...

What you describe wouldn’t have been helped by a tiny little spring that makes the brakes slightly less effective. The spring isn’t strong enough to stop the brake from compressing it completely. ...
09-25-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,321
Posted By cyccommute

3M Double sided molding tape...

3M Double sided molding tape...
09-24-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By cyccommute

There aren’t that many standards for O-rings. ...

There aren’t that many standards for O-rings. There’s just a lot of sizes. A good hardware store (not a big box) should be able to help.
09-24-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,321
Posted By cyccommute

I use the adhesive mount. I do use 3M dual sided...

I use the adhesive mount. I do use 3M dual sided weather proof tape instead of the double stick they provide.
09-24-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,321
Posted By cyccommute

Third Eye Pro (http://www.thirdeyemirrors.com/)...

Third Eye Pro (http://www.thirdeyemirrors.com/) helmet mirror has worked for me for decades. It’s very stable and easy to use. I have an EVT Safe Zone...
09-24-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,038
Posted By cyccommute

I have a 0.56 (20/36) on my touring bike (15.1”)...

I have a 0.56 (20/36) on my touring bike (15.1”) and on a couple of mountain bikes (14.6”). Riding at 3 mph isn’t that difficult. If you know how to track stand, it’s easier but it’s still not that...
09-24-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,106
Posted By cyccommute

No. That was taken about 5 years ago. I just...

No. That was taken about 5 years ago. I just couldn’t resist the dig;)

The mission is still one.
09-24-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 840
Posted By cyccommute

This is not a time I want to go back to. I almost...

This is not a time I want to go back to. I almost cut my right little finger off on a broken ketchup bottle when I was 5. I still remember picking up the broken top bottle and putting my finger in it...
09-24-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 913
Posted By cyccommute

Mavic Open Pro C...

Mavic Open Pro C (https://shop.mavic.com/en-us/open-pro-c-j24200.html#1028=3283) would be a good choice. Not too aero but not a boxy as the H plus Son’s. They are lighter as well.
09-24-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,106
Posted By cyccommute

You mean like this ...

You mean like this


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The Eastern “Divide” is...
09-23-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 370
Posted By cyccommute

You have a failed attempt by Shimano to make an...

You have a failed attempt by Shimano to make an antilock brake system. The spring is meant to keep the front wheel from ‘locking’ (it can’t but that’s a different discussion). It doesn’t work and...
09-23-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 913
Posted By cyccommute

I willing to admit when I’m wrong and that’s the...

I willing to admit when I’m wrong and that’s the case here. On the other hand, gouges that deep are cause for concern. The sidewalls of the rim are compromised not because of the “tin canning”...
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 927
Posted By cyccommute

I have a very long mountain bike history. I’ve...

I have a very long mountain bike history. I’ve ridden rigid, front suspension, and full suspension on just the kinds of terrain you describe. Tire pressure has always been 40 to 45 psi. The one thing...
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 927
Posted By cyccommute

Huh? Off-road puts as much or more lateral force...

Huh? Off-road puts as much or more lateral force on the tire. Cornering on pavement is predictable while it’s not always predictable off-road. A tire off-road is more likely to hit rocks and other...
09-23-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 913
Posted By cyccommute

Does the “gouge” go all the way around the rim? ...

Does the “gouge” go all the way around the rim? How deep does it look? From the picture it looks exactly like a wear indicator. If it goes all the way around the rim, it is a wear indicator. If...
09-23-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 913
Posted By cyccommute

If it is not a machined groove it is the...

If it is not a machined groove it is the rotuitous gouge in history. It just happens to follow in a perfect arc along about 20% of the rim in exactly the same place and about the same depth as...
09-23-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By cyccommute

”Forte” is the house brand for Performance. It...

”Forte” is the house brand for Performance. It is likely made by Welgo or some other mass manufacturer. I’d say it’s unlikely to find a replacement cap. You might get lucky but the cap isn’t...
09-23-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,935,564
Posted By cyccommute

I grew up about 100 miles to the northwest of...

I grew up about 100 miles to the northwest of here. I spent a lot of my formative years tromping around in the canyons of southeastern Colorado and still have an appreciation for it. I can almost...
09-23-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 913
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, there is no wear indicator on the pictures...

Yes, there is no wear indicator on the pictures you provided. There is obviously a wear indicator line in the pictures Tomm Williams provided. Nothing imbedded in a brake track would make such a...
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 927
Posted By cyccommute

A couple of things. Lots of spokes are good but...

A couple of things. Lots of spokes are good but better spokes are, well, better. Straight gauge spokes (which most people use) need more spokes to do the same job as double butted spokes. And triple...
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 927
Posted By cyccommute

You should read the Heine article. I don’t...

You should read the Heine article. I don’t understand why you have to run higher pressures to retain the shape of the tires on a narrower rim. A round profile on a tire naturally retains the shape...
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 927
Posted By cyccommute

While I would never use a 55mm tire on a road...

While I would never use a 55mm tire on a road tour, I regularly use 55 to 58 mm mountain bike tires on 17mm internal width rims. I had 25mm rims back in the 80s but that’s the last time I used rims...
09-23-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,935,564
Posted By cyccommute

In the area where I was riding, most of it is...

In the area where I was riding, most of it is open range. There’s a fence for the state line and to keep cattle out of sensitive archeological areas but for the most part there aren’t many fences....
09-23-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,935,564
Posted By cyccommute

I’m used to that. Cows have less of an agenda....

I’m used to that. Cows have less of an agenda. These are also US Forest Service “trails”. I think they may have been established by the CCC, although they don’t have the artistry that you’d expect...
09-23-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 913
Posted By cyccommute

While I disagree with cxwrench...and with...

While I disagree with cxwrench...and with you...about the model of the rim, I do agree with him that what you are seeing is “oil canning”. The eyelets area is resists bending while between the...
09-23-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 913
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, I have looked at the rims in question and I...

Yes, I have looked at the rims in question and I agree that they don’t have wear indicators. But I have also looked at Tomm Williams‘ picture and there is clearly a wear indicator groove on...
09-23-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 913
Posted By cyccommute

No, that line in not from “wear”. It is too...

No, that line in not from “wear”. It is too uniform to be made by any wear mechanism. Something imbedded in the pad would make a groove that is varies more. Look at the wear mark on the rim right...
09-23-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,935,564
Posted By cyccommute

My 1998 Moots Y Be Beat doing what I built it for...

My 1998 Moots Y Be Beat doing what I built it for

...
09-23-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,935,564
Posted By cyccommute

It’s not “paint”. It chrome electroplating like...

It’s not “paint”. It chrome electroplating like on bumpers (old cars).
09-23-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 913
Posted By cyccommute

There is clearly a wear indicator on that rim. ...

There is clearly a wear indicator on that rim.



The black line, indicated by the red arrows

...
09-22-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By cyccommute

At 4’11” and with a inseam of 28”, the bike might...

At 4’11” and with a inseam of 28”, the bike might still be a bit big. She will only have about 1/2” to 3/4” of clearance. That’s not a lot. Think of how close you want the frame to be to the...
09-22-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,350
Posted By cyccommute

A Terry Symmetry, of course. The woman was tiny.

A Terry Symmetry, of course. The woman was tiny.
09-22-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 567
Posted By cyccommute

I wouldn’t go so far as to say that they are...

I wouldn’t go so far as to say that they are “cool” or that they even have that much utility. If you are going to ride at night, active lighting is far more effective...and noticeable...than any...
09-21-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By cyccommute

Frankly, I wouldn’t use a freewheel hub on...

Frankly, I wouldn’t use a freewheel hub on anything. I’ve broken far too many freewheel axles and I’ve worked on too many broken freewheel axles to trust them.
09-21-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,673
Posted By cyccommute

Again, it is not “grease”. It is a wax...a soft...

Again, it is not “grease”. It is a wax...a soft wax, to be sure, but a wax, nevertheless. The problem with your thinking is that the grit doesn’t get into the chain because there is no mechanism for...
09-19-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By cyccommute

Although it doesn’t apply to your bike, some...

Although it doesn’t apply to your bike, some frames were made for transitional times. For example, my 2003 and 2011 Cannondale touring bikes came with 132.5mm OLD on the frame so that they could be...
09-19-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,673
Posted By cyccommute

I agree with Brown that the wax on the chain is a...

I agree with Brown that the wax on the chain is a lubricant but I remove it prior to use because of past experience with the material. I use wax-based chain lubricant and if the factory lubricant...
09-18-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,266
Posted By cyccommute

A kitten. Fit in a handlebar bag.

A kitten. Fit in a handlebar bag.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,327
Posted By cyccommute

Before getting out the scourges, take a step back...

Before getting out the scourges, take a step back and look at scale. There has been about 1 billion bicycles made up to now. At an average of 30 lb of metal apiece, that would be 15,000,000 tons of...
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By cyccommute

The Cosmo...

The Cosmo (https://www.tubus.com/fileadmin/user_upload/tubus/downloads/technische-zeichnungen/hinterradtraeger/Cosmo_TZ_2.0.pdf) is 370mm from the lower attachment point to the top of the deck. The...
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