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12-09-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 679
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I can't recall the last time I got honked at by...

I can't recall the last time I got honked at by somebody I didn't know. I'd prefer honks to the close passes, which are way to frequent.

From what I gathered about drivers over the years, the...
12-07-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 244
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I think it's more likely that the creaking is...

I think it's more likely that the creaking is related to the child's seat or mounting.
12-06-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 569
Posted By Moe Zhoost

When the company left town, they transferred much...

When the company left town, they transferred much of their stock to the local bike Co-op. Definitely a cheap way to get through the winter muck without damaging your good-weather rides.

...
12-06-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My understanding is that the original issue was...

My understanding is that the original issue was limited to only 10,000 sets but because of demand they continued production. Having a set in the original issue group is certainly a plus, like a...
12-06-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have a set of the Harbor Freight ones at home,...

I have a set of the Harbor Freight ones at home, but use the Park ones when I volunteer at the bike coop. No difference in performance as far as I can determine. Both fit socket heads tightly and...
12-04-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, this is correct; however you take it a step...

Yes, this is correct; however you take it a step further and assign these riding needs arbitrarily to age groups. Not a good practice to profile people, mate.



Your stereotypical...
12-04-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 813
Posted By Moe Zhoost

What tires are you using? I have a set of wheels...

What tires are you using? I have a set of wheels with Rhyno Lite rims and have found it to be a challenge to mount new Kevlar bead tires. I almost never have to use my VAR tire jack but did this...
12-04-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,995
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Nope, never happened to me, though I'm not sure...

Nope, never happened to me, though I'm not sure what you are asking, since some of it does not make any sense to me:

:foo:
12-04-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yeah, when I first saw this tool I wondered why...

Yeah, when I first saw this tool I wondered why not just use my hands like you do. Curiosity got the best of me, so I made my own out version of 1/4 sheet aluminum. I have to say that it works more...
12-04-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I thought hard about front/mid/rear drives when I...

I thought hard about front/mid/rear drives when I was planning the e-conversion of my wife's bike. I ended up buying a Tong Sheng TSDZ2 kit and am very happy that I did. It's small, has adequate...
12-04-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,046
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I always start by using single-edge razor blades...

I always start by using single-edge razor blades and find that I can quickly remove most of the paint on the straight tubes. It takes a while, but it's quieter and less messy than using power tools....
12-04-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By Moe Zhoost

When I first set up my 1x11, I used a generic 39t...

When I first set up my 1x11, I used a generic 39t inner chain ring with a road rear derailleur (non-clutch). I rode over 1,000 miles on varied surfaces (none too rough, but many unpaved dirt roads...
12-04-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Freedom through bike lessons for NZ refugees

Great story about the life-changing power of bicycles.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-50583274/freedom-through-bike-lessons-for-nz-refugees
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By Moe Zhoost

He hasn't logged on since his original post! I...

He hasn't logged on since his original post! I reckon he could still browse the responses without logging in though.
12-03-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Since the RD cable guide tube looks a bit...

Since the RD cable guide tube looks a bit flattened, perhaps the frame was dropped damaging the FD tube to the point that it fell apart.

I think the cut-out will present a challenge in mounting a...
12-03-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,505
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The welds look ok to me, from the brief view of...

The welds look ok to me, from the brief view of the video. It appears that the tubing sheared just behind the welds. There had to be at least some sort of dynamic stress on the frame; however a...
12-03-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,986
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Contriving a controversy of outrage is just...

Contriving a controversy of outrage is just another cry for attention.
12-01-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Interesting. I'm not sure that I understand her...

Interesting. I'm not sure that I understand her motivation, though, and I would really like to. It sounds like there is much uncertainty about any wager or prize money. It's fascinating that a...
11-29-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,166
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yeah, a lot of the blanks waiting to be made...

Yeah, a lot of the blanks waiting to be made ready for the CNC machine looks like poplar, but the finished box looks like maple. I wonder if they used poplar for the initial dialing in. If the...
11-29-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,166
Posted By Moe Zhoost

That Paul stuff is really nice but the functional...

That Paul stuff is really nice but the functional value may not justify the cost. Nevertheless, I'd love to see it being used on a bike. Buying it to stash away as an investment seems off-kilter to...
11-29-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By Moe Zhoost

This spec is impressive: Air Delivery SCFM @...

This spec is impressive:

Air Delivery SCFM @ 175PSI (CFM) =175

That would mean that you could completely inflate a 29er 2" tire in less than a tenth of a second. Woe to the person who takes...
11-29-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,581
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The OP has not logged onto BF since the time of...

The OP has not logged onto BF since the time of the original posts. If this is any indication of any real interest in your responses, you may not want to spend much time answering.
Forum: Commuting
11-29-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yeah, I know. I had already responded to the...

Yeah, I know. I had already responded to the other one when I saw this one.

Nary a peep from the OP so I expect that his data need is either satisfied or, more likely, confounded by the responses...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By Moe Zhoost

So we can give divergent answers to each post?

So we can give divergent answers to each post?
11-27-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,581
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My commuting bike was converted from an older...

My commuting bike was converted from an older road bike specifically to address the things encountered while commuting (e.g. installation of mud guards, racks for cargo bags, and lighting). ...
11-26-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18,101
Views: 2,875,287
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Needs to go to the metal recycler!

Needs to go to the metal recycler!
11-26-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 837
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Cable cutter or wire snips. May take a bit more...

Cable cutter or wire snips. May take a bit more time than an angle grinder; however when you factor in the time to install a cut-off wheel, find your extension cord, and bundle everything away when...
11-25-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Hi b0bert. A few questions in anticipation of...

Hi b0bert. A few questions in anticipation of your recording:
1) How did the shop re-lube it? These hubs don't have oiling ports, but are instead lubed with NGLI 00 grease. In order to relube,...
11-24-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,004
Posted By Moe Zhoost

This was a very enlightening post. I haven't...

This was a very enlightening post. I haven't sold anything on ebay for at least 10 years, seeing it as too much hassle. Perhaps I'll give it another go.
11-23-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 786
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I sometimes use MapMyRide.

I sometimes use MapMyRide.
11-23-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,110
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Well, I could say that the rocks I pick up as...

Well, I could say that the rocks I pick up as souvenirs on the trails that I ride are probably pretty darn old.

Just owning something old is ok; however taking it a step further how 'bout...
11-23-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,879
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Well, my first thought was that he should realise...

Well, my first thought was that he should realise that a French bike may have French threading. My second thought was that a competent mechanic would have checked with a caliper and thread pitch...
11-23-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,086
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Exactly what I did. I needed an improvised visor...

Exactly what I did. I needed an improvised visor for riding in rain so I took an old cap, pulled the button off, peeled out some of the stiff liner, and Bob's your uncle.
11-20-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Aim for a rim with an inside width of 18-20 mm

Aim for a rim with an inside width of 18-20 mm
11-20-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,879
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm not sure what the straps on the Harbor...

I'm not sure what the straps on the Harbor Freight ones are, but mine is a woven low-stretch rubberized fiber strap. As it tightens, it grips the whole circumference allowing leverage without...
11-20-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,879
Posted By Moe Zhoost

A strap wrench should do the trick. 5 bucks at...

A strap wrench should do the trick. 5 bucks at Harbor Freight.
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11-20-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The Schürmann web site shows that they...

The Schürmann web site shows that they manufacture SDR19C rims in 32 hole. These seem to be available from some German vendors...
11-20-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,865
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's very difficult for people to gauge speed and...

It's very difficult for people to gauge speed and distance when you present only a single point of light. I'm guessing that these 2 drivers did see you, but underestimated both speed and distance. ...
11-18-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18,101
Views: 2,875,287
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, the pictures are not flattering at all. ...

Yes, the pictures are not flattering at all. They show what entropy can do to an unridden bike left out in the weather (if indeed that was the case - I suspect that it was used a bit more than...
11-12-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've seen these many years ago, though my memory...

I've seen these many years ago, though my memory is vague.. I'm not sure that they were conversions back then, though. Rather the frames were intentionally designed with bosses to fit. Sort of a...
11-12-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,486
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm sold on 1x as well, and have set up 2 of my...

I'm sold on 1x as well, and have set up 2 of my bikes as 1x11 and 1x10. Other than the difficulty in customising the cassettes, I recommend it wholeheartedly.
11-09-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18,101
Views: 2,875,287
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Which one do you have? A Russian hat or a furry...

Which one do you have? A Russian hat or a furry saddle cover?
11-08-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,049
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I used to be a waxing fanatic, but not anymore....

I used to be a waxing fanatic, but not anymore. When I did, I would clean the chain in solvent, then into the same wax pot I've used for decades. I have never worried about a bit of water on the...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I think you'll like them. I put them on my...

I think you'll like them. I put them on my hybrid bike (43s) about 1,500 miles back and have been very pleased. They are comfortable on all surfaces and seem to be wearing very well. They do make...
11-06-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,690
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've seen some strange things coming from our NC...

I've seen some strange things coming from our NC General Assembly. All it takes is for one representative to become a crusader after an injury to a constituent. I would like to think that most...
11-06-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I had purchased my kit from Eco-Bike as well. ...

I had purchased my kit from Eco-Bike as well. David Hall was great, answering all of my pre-purchase questions in detail, and quickly managing a few problems that occurred with my order. I doubt...
11-06-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,887
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have a 1976 Nishiki Professional, which I very...

I have a 1976 Nishiki Professional, which I very much enjoy riding. Relatively light and responsive. It has a longer top tube than other similar frames, so I need to run a shorter stem. The Sugino...
11-06-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,213
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Agree with the others. Just a bit of oil is...

Agree with the others. Just a bit of oil is needed. Just enough to coat the surface of the internal parts. Seepage will lubricate the outer bearings but this should not result in oil migrating down...
11-06-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 664
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Consider opting for a 2 speed kickback IGH. I...

Consider opting for a 2 speed kickback IGH. I replaced a single speed hub with a Sturmey S2 hub on one of my bikes. It's set up with the high gear at the ration that I ran my single speed which...
11-06-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,690
Posted By Moe Zhoost

No but this decision will give some ammo to...

No but this decision will give some ammo to mandatory helmet advocates in State govts. We all know how easily laws are passed without clear understanding of all factors.
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