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11-13-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,420
Posted By 400E

Someone mentioned getting shatterproof lenses. I...

Someone mentioned getting shatterproof lenses. I bought some 3M safety sunglasses at a big box store and they actually look like (from a distance, anyway!) dedicated bicycling sunglasses.
09-19-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,011
Posted By 400E

:lol:

:lol:
09-19-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,011
Posted By 400E

Say something to hands-off cyclist?

So my current pet peeve when on my MUP is the occasional rider, usually a male teenager, riding towards me whom I notice as he passes that he's riding hands-off. I reflexively yell something like...
09-14-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,055
Posted By 400E

In addition to the advice you've already got...

In addition to the advice you've already got above about getting another bike fit done, if you are still thinking about a different saddle, I'd suggest checking out the Spongy Wonder. I got one...
09-04-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By 400E

I bought my Spongy Wonder saddle when I was...

I bought my Spongy Wonder saddle when I was closing in on 300 lbs (lower now, fortunately).

It's very robustly made. My favorite saddle of all time.
08-06-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By 400E

Give that poster a cigar! I put a Sharpie mark...

Give that poster a cigar!
I put a Sharpie mark on the top of both adjusting wheels prior to my standard 10 mile ride tonight. Sure enough, the small outboard wheel is now 90 degrees clockwise from...
08-06-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By 400E

Good thoughts. I have wondered about the...

Good thoughts. I have wondered about the adjusting wheels turning on their own somehow.
The brake lever seems to spring back normally, but the free play before the brake engages gets less (as if I...
08-05-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By 400E

Over the weekend I ended up getting a brand new...

Over the weekend I ended up getting a brand new set of Avid organic pads -- I wanted organic anyway and thought a new set of pads might do the trick. Did fine yesterday but today the brakes gradually...
08-01-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By 400E

Well, the sintered metal pads seem to lose their...

Well, the sintered metal pads seem to lose their friction (i.e. seemed contaminated) so took them out over the weekend, cleaned them with auto brake cleaner spray, and put them back and realigned the...
07-20-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 24,701
Posted By 400E

Great info here. I was glad to see someone bring...

Great info here. I was glad to see someone bring up the Toto Washlet idea. A DIY plumbing forum I watch talks a lot about them, and even skeptics will say that once you use one, you never want to go...
07-20-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By 400E

Does not seem to be slipping. Cable looks fine,...

Does not seem to be slipping. Cable looks fine, anchor bolt tight. No barrel adjuster.

Re-centered wheel in the dropouts, made sure all bolts are tight. I readjusted (i.e. loosened) the 2...
07-18-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,511
Posted By 400E

I used to be sold on Brooks B17 but over the last...

I used to be sold on Brooks B17 but over the last 10 years or so I became intolerant of it and many other saddles.

I finally found the "Spongy Wonder" which has 2 very firm pads and no nose....
07-18-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By 400E

Thanks -- great things to check out. Today for...

Thanks -- great things to check out. Today for whatever reason the symptom didn't show up -- brake lever travel exactly as I left it yesterday. I will check out these ideas this weekend.
07-17-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By 400E

Self-adjusting BB7 rear brake

Hello,
I have Avid BB7 disc brakes on my Surly Disc Trucker. About a year ago I replaced the stock rear pads with genuine Avid sintered metal pads. I'm generally satisfied with them.

A couple...
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