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07-10-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By cyccommute

Itís not enough of a difference to matter if the...

Itís not enough of a difference to matter if the pressure is gauge or absolute. It would make a difference if you are pumping the tire up and then changing altitude but thatís not what most people...
07-10-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,249
Posted By cyccommute

You took offense. It was meant mostly as a joke...

You took offense. It was meant mostly as a joke but I have been told the things I said more times than I can count. Iíve been told that steel is fixable and aluminum isnít. I have direct experience...
07-09-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 17,532
Posted By cyccommute

Tiny.

Tiny.
07-09-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 350
Posted By cyccommute

If you are using the same components and doing an...

If you are using the same components and doing an apples-to-apples comparison, the weight gain in going from a 20 spoke wheel to a 32 spoke wheel is 72g or 2.5 ounces. That's a fairly negligible...
07-08-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By cyccommute

Guy-Lussac law....

Guy-Lussac law. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay-Lussac%27s_law) At a constant volume, P1/T1=P2/T2. T is in Kelvin. Solving for P2, the equation becomes P2=P1T2/T1. Let’s say that T1=293įK (20*C...
07-08-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By cyccommute

Yea, there are better ways to blow up pools. My...

Yea, there are better ways to blow up pools. My neighbors were blowing up a pool with an electric inflator. I told them that that was cheating. We had to have our parents...our 3 pack a day...
07-08-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,249
Posted By cyccommute

A custom aluminum frame would actually cost a lot...

A custom aluminum frame would actually cost a lot more than a custom steel frame. While aluminum is fairly cheap to anneal on a large scale, An individual frame maker would have to anneal the frames...
07-08-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,249
Posted By cyccommute

I know that aluminum spokes exist but they arenít...

I know that aluminum spokes exist but they arenít likely to be used for the kinds of applications that people who want to have their touring bikes fixed under the spreading chestnut tree.
07-08-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,361
Posted By cyccommute

15% of the component market is small by anyoneís...

15% of the component market is small by anyoneís measure.



Miele man quoted you and he was clearly talking about the CX magazine article which is about using Shimano parts. Directing him to...
07-08-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,361
Posted By cyccommute

With a sweet, sweet Denali 2 piece handle bar? ...

With a sweet, sweet Denali 2 piece handle bar? Cool!!!!
07-08-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,249
Posted By cyccommute

The first part of my comment was with tongue...

The first part of my comment was with tongue firmly in cheek. It is reflective of the attitude of anti-aluminum people, however...as pointed out in the second part of my post.

I have not put down...
07-07-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,523
Posted By cyccommute

Sorry but that guy takes too much credit for...

Sorry but that guy takes too much credit for everything. Retrogrouchery was a thing long before Grant Petersen got his hooks in Bridgestone and killed their bicycle division. Many of us have gone...
07-07-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
Posted By cyccommute

My co-op has a wheel sizer (Iíll get a picture...

My co-op has a wheel sizer (Iíll get a picture later) that is real handy in determining wheel size quickly.
07-07-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,249
Posted By cyccommute

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
07-07-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,361
Posted By cyccommute

You seem to be really quick to declare victory...

You seem to be really quick to declare victory where it isn’t justified. SRAMs market share is 35% but they have a suspension division that is a very large part of the market share. Shimano owns half...
07-07-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 350
Posted By cyccommute

It might. I've never had much luck with Travel...

It might. I've never had much luck with Travel Agents. I found it easier to either use the proper lever or the proper brake. If the bike has long pull levers, I'd use linear or mountain disc. If...
07-07-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
Posted By cyccommute

There's a whole other world of 26" tires you...

There's a whole other world of 26" tires you haven't taken into account as well. I won't go into it other than to say that 26" fractional (26x 1 1/2") and 26" decimal (26x 1.50") are two different...
07-07-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 350
Posted By cyccommute

The Ultra levers are probably be the problem. I...

The Ultra levers are probably be the problem. I don't think the BBDB brake came in a road version. The mountain bike version is made for long pull levers and the Ultregras are short pull. They won't...
07-07-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 350
Posted By cyccommute

While that overhaul guide is helpful, I would...

While that overhaul guide is helpful, I would heed the advice on page 4:



Your problems sound more like adjustment issues rather than a mechanical issue. I would suggest trying this guide on...
07-07-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 350
Posted By cyccommute

You learn something every day. That said,...

You learn something every day.

That said, these are on a 2004 bike so they are more likely to be the newer spring type.
07-07-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,249
Posted By cyccommute

Generally, it is a dig at aluminum. In the minds...

Generally, it is a dig at aluminum. In the minds of the Holy Steel Warriors, aluminum...the metal of the infidel...is soft, weak, and ďshatters at the slightest impactĒ or, in the bicycle...
07-07-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,361
Posted By cyccommute

People are constantly questioning my co-op...

People are constantly questioning my co-op experience. How many bikes have you worked on in the last 10 years? I do one 7 hour shift per week and have for nearly every week since about 2010. My shift...
07-07-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,361
Posted By cyccommute

I have seen it but it doesnít work all that well....

I have seen it but it doesnít work all that well. The flat part of a road bar is generally too small for the length of even a small set of mountain bike brake levers to fit...the barrel adjusters...
07-07-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By cyccommute

The cable seems a little too tight. It’s pulling...

The cable seems a little too tight. It’s pulling the derailer over enough so that it catches the next cog and skips. You want to loosen the inner cable so turn the barrel adjuster on the derailer to...
07-07-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,249
Posted By cyccommute

All of Salsa’s line uses replaceable hangers....

All of Salsa’s line uses replaceable hangers. Even on steel bikes (the few made), replaceable derailer hangers are a good idea.
07-07-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,361
Posted By cyccommute

Thank you, Captain Esoteric. Shall we talk of...

Thank you, Captain Esoteric. Shall we talk of angels and pinheads now?
07-07-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,361
Posted By cyccommute

Interrupter brakes are different from mountain...

Interrupter brakes are different from mountain bike levers. They may look like mountain bike levers but they function differently. The pull ratio is for a short pull brake rather than a long pull...
07-06-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 618
Posted By cyccommute

The recent problems Iíve experienced have been...

The recent problems Iíve experienced have been with Velox. Itís the only thing I use.
07-06-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,361
Posted By cyccommute

I only admit to being wrong about SRAM. Shimano...

I only admit to being wrong about SRAM. Shimano is not compatible.



Based on observation. I see thousands of bicycles per year at my local co-op. SRAM mountain is more prevalent than road. I...
07-06-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 350
Posted By cyccommute

It also sounds like your rotors have a bend in...

It also sounds like your rotors have a bend in them. They may need trued. Truing brake rotors is always a task that I find tedious and time consuming. I just use the brake pads as a gauge rather...
07-06-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 350
Posted By cyccommute

The only difference between the BBDB and the BB7...

The only difference between the BBDB and the BB7 is the rear adjuster. The BB7 added a bolt for a 4mm Allen wrench to make them easier to turn. They use the same pad as a BB7...the one with two hooks...
07-06-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 618
Posted By cyccommute

Rage all you like against flats if it make you...

Rage all you like against flats if it make you feel better but just accept that flats are random events. No pneumatic tire is impervious to punctures. Some do a good job but nothing is perfect. ...
07-06-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,361
Posted By cyccommute

You have a point on SRAM but SRAM has a fairly...

You have a point on SRAM but SRAM has a fairly small market share. Shimano parts arenít compatible across disciplines and their market share is far larger.

As for Di2, how many people are going to...
07-06-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,361
Posted By cyccommute

What parts do you think can be moved between road...

What parts do you think can be moved between road and mountain bikes? Mountain brake levers and shift levers wonít work on the curved bar of a road bike. You can use road levers on flat bars if you...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 699
Posted By cyccommute

Although I live at the foot of mountains, thereís...

Although I live at the foot of mountains, thereís lots of flat (ish) places on the way to work. The trails I use run along creeks. They arenít highly technical but they become more so with speed. ...
07-05-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By cyccommute

Thatís why I said that diffusion isnít linear. A...

Thatís why I said that diffusion isnít linear. A mountain bike tire at 40 psi is going to diffuse at a lower rate than the same tire at 60 psi. And the 60 psi wide tire is going to diffuse at a...
07-05-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,249
Posted By cyccommute

The straw grasping is just incredible. I have a...

The straw grasping is just incredible. I have a rack on an aluminum frame that has been there for 12 years and 25,000 miles. No thread issues. My current aluminum touring bike has 3000 loaded touring...
07-05-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By cyccommute

I prefer this calculator...

I prefer this calculator (http://www.gear-calculator.com/#). Itís a but easier to use. For vane171ís problem itís especially easy to compare because it allows for comparing a single gear...
07-05-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By cyccommute

2 psi per day is about the average for the...

2 psi per day is about the average for the diffusion rate of air out of a bicycle tube. You wonít see bubbles because the air is coming out at the molecular level through the bulk rubber. The...
07-04-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,130
Posted By cyccommute

The effort needed to remove them makes me wonder...

The effort needed to remove them makes me wonder as well.
Forum: Commuting
07-04-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 699
Posted By cyccommute

Leave it with knobs and look for places to use it...

Leave it with knobs and look for places to use it as a mountain bike on the way to work.Riding to work on the same route can get tedious. Both of these do commuting duty on a regular basis.
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07-04-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By cyccommute

Itís not a limit screw problem. Derailer problems...

Itís not a limit screw problem. Derailer problems are (almost) never a limit screw problem. Nor is it a stiff link problem...those are obvious. Itís a cable issue. Usually the cables are too slack...
07-04-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By cyccommute

The shifter isnít Rapid Rise. The derailer...

The shifter isnít Rapid Rise. The derailer is...or, more technically, the derailer is a low normal rather than a high normal. The ďhigh normalĒ is the ďnormalĒ derailer.



True up to 10 speed...
07-04-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 84,541
Posted By cyccommute

Grasshoppers. Locusts have been extinct in the US...

Grasshoppers. Locusts have been extinct in the US since someone plowed up their breeding grounds in the late 1800.

Hereís something I wrote on grasshoppers in Solo Without Pie:Love and Sex on the...
07-04-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,130
Posted By cyccommute

Iíve seen a number of those in nearly every other...

Iíve seen a number of those in nearly every other material as well.
07-02-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,130
Posted By cyccommute

I’ve seen a fair number of them at my local...

I’ve seen a fair number of them at my local co-op. It seems carbon doesn’t stand up to garage doors very well. But then, neither does the number of aluminum and steel bikes I’ve seen that have been...
07-02-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,841
Posted By cyccommute

If I could only have one, it would be a...

If I could only have one, it would be a Specialized Epic FSR with a Brain shock on the rear and lockable front fork. It would allow me to have a very functional mountain bike for mountain bike riding...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By cyccommute

My mistake. Shimano list Alivio in both the...

My mistake. Shimano list Alivio in both the ďmountain bikeĒ and ďtrekkingĒ component lists. The FC-MT210-3 is the mountain bike version and is riveted. The FC-T4060 appears to be bolted.
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By cyccommute

While a good idea, the Alivio is a poor choice. ...

While a good idea, the Alivio is a poor choice. The rings are riveted in place which means they canít be replaced. Nashbar currently has a Deore M6000...
07-01-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By cyccommute

You might consider the Park PRS-7-1...

You might consider the Park PRS-7-1 (https://www.parktool.com/product/bench-mount-repair-stand-prs-7-1?category=Bench%20%2F%20Wall%20Mount) bench mount stand or the PRS-7-2...
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