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08-06-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 584
Posted By cyccommute

Itís not just tubes. Most anything bicycle...

Itís not just tubes. Most anything bicycle related is currently in short supply. My co-op hasnít been able to get cables or cable housing for almost a month. They had an order for $2000 worth of...
08-06-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 374
Posted By cyccommute

Itís not even that much of ďjammingĒ. 2mm...or...

Itís not even that much of ďjammingĒ. 2mm...or even 4mm, for that matter...isnít that much to move a frame, even an aluminum one. 1mm is a 1/16Ē of an inch. 4mm is thickness of about 2 US nickels. ...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By cyccommute

I’ve got the Tara on front as well as a Cargo...

I’ve got the Tara on front as well as a Cargo Classic (although it was just the “Cargo” in 2003) on my touring bike. It’s a very clever design and quite strong.
...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By cyccommute

Thatís not a bad price. It looks legitimate. ...

Thatís not a bad price. It looks legitimate. Before you pull the trigger on that rack, however, you might consider this auction. ...
08-05-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,485
Posted By cyccommute

Nope. Iím a chemist and like teaching people...

Nope. Iím a chemist and like teaching people about chemistry. I also like bikes and like to teach people about them as well. The Bike Forums is a great vehicle for teaching about both.
08-05-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,485
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, “dissolves” is the perfect term. Carbon...

Yes, “dissolves” is the perfect term. Carbon dioxide molecules are not small. Nitrogen gas is slightly larger molecule but only just and it doesn’t pass through the rubber. Oxygen is a significantly...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By cyccommute

I’m not sure which rack you are looking at since...

I’m not sure which rack you are looking at since “Classic Evo” is a bit of a word salad. The “28SL” says that it’s for a 700C wheel but I’ve never seen the “SL” designation in the Tubus catalog....
08-03-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,032
Posted By cyccommute

Yup. Had cut tires. Washing the bike hasn’t been...

Yup. Had cut tires. Washing the bike hasn’t been the key to finding the cut in my experience. Nor has not washing my bike kept me from finding cut tires.



Every 150 miles?! Ceramic Speed says...
08-03-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,032
Posted By cyccommute

Bikes arenít that delicate. You shouldnít have...

Bikes arenít that delicate. You shouldnít have problems every 150 miles much less have to inspect the bike that often. You shouldnít have problems that would cause a breakdown in 1500 miles and...
08-03-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,032
Posted By cyccommute

They must have been very old bearings or very bad...

They must have been very old bearings or very bad ones. Iíve been pressure washing bikes since the 80s and never had any problem with water infiltration.



We may not agree on much but I agree...
08-03-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By cyccommute

While what you say is true of loose ball...

While what you say is true of loose ball bearings, you are wrong about cartridge bearings. They are all standardized as well. Designers might use different sizes for different applications but their...
08-03-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By cyccommute

The very best Ace hardware store in the world has...

The very best Ace hardware store in the world has be the one on 22nd Street in Tucson, AZ (6959 E 22nd St). It is the Mecca of hardware stores. Just their selection of chrome plated nuts and bolts...
08-03-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 500
Posted By cyccommute

I broke a spoke on a loaded touring bike near...

I broke a spoke on a loaded touring bike near Lolo Pass in Montana and rode it to Kamiah, ID, about 100 miles. I couldnít get the cassette off to replace the spoke. I changed the tension on the...
08-03-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By cyccommute

In my opinion, nearly every multitool that has...

In my opinion, nearly every multitool that has ever been made is a hot mess. They donít fit in your hand so they are uncomfortable. They donít fit in the nooks and crannies of the bicycle well and,...
08-02-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,485
Posted By cyccommute

So it takes all the inconvenience of a CO2...

So it takes all the inconvenience of a CO2 canister and adds a battery to it? All for nearly 5 times the cost of a Topeak Morph. What a deal!
08-02-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By cyccommute

Not many brakes have adopted that kind of set up....

Not many brakes have adopted that kind of set up. I suspect that there is little advantage to it and lots of manufacturing and distribution headaches.
08-02-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By cyccommute

The way side calipers mount require different...

The way side calipers mount require different bolt lengths on front and rear. The front has to go through the fork crown while the rear has to go through the brake bridge. One is much longer than...
08-01-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By cyccommute

Clearance from pads to rims is based on cable...

Clearance from pads to rims is based on cable tightness and is set by the mechanic or user. Shimano only lists one number for reach which is the measure from the pivot point on a side pull to the...
08-01-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By cyccommute

I have mixed disc and linear brakes on a bike...

I have mixed disc and linear brakes on a bike (see below) but those both pull similarly.

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08-01-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By cyccommute

I donít believe that is true now. Iím certain...

I donít believe that is true now. Iím certain that it hasnít been true in the past. There is nothing different mechanically between the front and back Shimano side pull or cantilever. There isnít...
07-31-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 622
Posted By cyccommute

Goo Gone and Goof Off are the best choices. I do...

Goo Gone and Goof Off are the best choices. I do find that Goo Gone is a bit oilier than Goof Off which could be an issue on a braking surface.
07-31-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 500
Posted By cyccommute

A missing spoke is less of a problem with disc...

A missing spoke is less of a problem with disc brakes in that the rim doesnít hit a brake pad. However, wheels work best as a whole and if you remove one of the spokes, the other spokes have to take...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By cyccommute

What model year of the bike do you have? Is the...

What model year of the bike do you have? Is the problem because of a disc brake? If the problem isnít because of a disc, most all rack have to be spread out just a little to fit. Itís not an issue....
07-30-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By cyccommute

From you? Yes. From the rest of the world? No.

From you? Yes. From the rest of the world? No.
07-30-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,032
Posted By cyccommute

Lots of times a ďdamp ragĒ, just donít cut it. ...

Lots of times a ďdamp ragĒ, just donít cut it. Ridiní through the herd is just one of those times

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07-30-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 841
Posted By cyccommute

My post was more of an FYI for anyone else. Many...

My post was more of an FYI for anyone else. Many people take the low pressure thing to an extreme. I see lots of tubeless rims that have been ruined because the person seems to be chasing optimal...
07-30-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 841
Posted By cyccommute

I'd say that you have it somewhat backwards. On...

I'd say that you have it somewhat backwards. On pavement, the chance of a pinch flats and rim damage are minimal while low rolling resistance is what most people want to optimize. Off-road, the...
07-30-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,688
Posted By cyccommute

Hum. Hadn't thought of it. The green one is more...

Hum. Hadn't thought of it. The green one is more aesthetically pleasing however. I might have to turn it around. Not really an OCD kind of person. This is what I tell people in my wheel building...
07-30-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By cyccommute

And the article you linked to doesn't explain...

And the article you linked to doesn't explain lateral forces in the way that you think it does. Nor does it explain rim stiffness in the way that you this it does. Nor does Hjertberg's article...
07-30-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,688
Posted By cyccommute

Nope. The directional arrow is pointing the the...

Nope. The directional arrow is pointing the the proper direction.
07-29-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By cyccommute

All these ...

All these

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Fit here (This is the first time the...
07-29-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,688
Posted By cyccommute

Paul Klampers. They are better than BB7 but are...

Paul Klampers. They are better than BB7 but are they about $125 better? That depends. They work great. They are rebuildable and you can get arms to convert from short to long pull if you like. You...
07-29-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By cyccommute

You can bang your head all you want. The article...

You can bang your head all you want. The article you linked to doesnít say what you think it says.



Read the section on why stiff carbon rims are likely to rub brakes and the solution. Hint:...
07-29-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By cyccommute

I’m of the mind that there isn’t too low a gear....

I’m of the mind that there isn’t too low a gear. My gearing (http://www.gear-calculator.com/?GR=DERS&KB=20,46,36&RZ=11,13,15,18,21,24,28,32,36&UF=2185&TF=90&SL=2.6&UN=MPH&DV=gearInches)goes down to...
07-29-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,688
Posted By cyccommute

Like this ...

Like this

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07-29-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By cyccommute

No, you shouldn't have to change the chain...

No, you shouldn't have to change the chain length. Chain length is usually set in the "big/big" combination which doesn't have much impact on the other combinations. The chain might go slack in...
07-29-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,994
Posted By cyccommute

Nope...at least in the current form. SRAM had...

Nope...at least in the current form. SRAM had some old ones that tended to crack but they were completely different from what is currently used. I often reuse them even though many are supposed to...
07-29-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By cyccommute

I agree. I actually have a 20 tooth to 36 tooth...

I agree. I actually have a 20 tooth to 36 tooth jump on my touring bike that shifts just fine. There is a difference, however. My derailer is a top swing (high mount clamp) while the Altus is a...
07-29-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,485
Posted By cyccommute

Vehicles ...

Vehicles

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07-29-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,485
Posted By cyccommute

I don't know anyone who ever thought that pumping...

I don't know anyone who ever thought that pumping with a frame pump is a wonderful experience. But carrying a bike and hiking is even a less enjoyable experience. The tale of woe about the 63+...
07-29-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,485
Posted By cyccommute

If I am touring, I carry at least 2 tubes of the...

If I am touring, I carry at least 2 tubes of the same size as my tire. I've had at least one occasion where I used both extra tubes and the two tubes already in my tires. None of them were...
07-29-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,032
Posted By cyccommute

I've been doing it for decades. Even with loose...

I've been doing it for decades. Even with loose bearings, it has never penetrated into them. Every bike I own now (and for about the last 20 years) has cartridge bearings and not a one of them has...
07-29-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By cyccommute

I could say exactly the same of your post. Show...

I could say exactly the same of your post. Show me how a stronger rim makes for a stronger wheel. I regularly use the lightest rims I can and have very few issues with rims. I also break very few...
07-29-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 620
Posted By cyccommute

It the cycle that cause the rim to crack. For...

It the cycle that cause the rim to crack. For any particular section of the rim, it deflects upward when that section is over the contact patch. The spoke doesn't have to go to zero tension but...
07-29-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By cyccommute

Shimano makes flat bar road levers that are...

Shimano makes flat bar road levers that are switchable between long (v-brake) and short (cantilever) pulls. They are as good as anything Shimano makes. TRP, Tektro, Promax, and a whole bunch of...
07-29-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,032
Posted By cyccommute

Not really...especially on modern bicycles with...

Not really...especially on modern bicycles with sealed bearings. The GCN guys did a test with a power washer where then directed the spray right at the bearings for 5 minutes and saw no penetration....
07-29-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,485
Posted By cyccommute

They aren't hard to use but they are a single...

They aren't hard to use but they are a single shot. Plan your flats accordingly. Whether you bring a pump depends on how far you want to walk. I only use them for times when I get a flat at night...
07-28-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By cyccommute

You are incorrect. Rocking from side-to-side out...

You are incorrect. Rocking from side-to-side out of saddle isnít energy sapping. Perhaps just riding down the road wobbling from side-to-side is energy sapping but out of the saddle riding, it...
07-27-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 620
Posted By cyccommute

You are correct there but the difference in...

You are correct there but the difference in tension between sides on a front disc wheel are relatively small. They might even be in the error of the measurement. Thatís largely because there is a lot...
07-27-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 620
Posted By cyccommute

Every wheel undergoes a decrease in tension above...

Every wheel undergoes a decrease in tension above the contact patch. There is nothing that stops any rim from doing that. If the spoke were under compression, you could are your argument but the...
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