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01-18-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 27,250
Posted By cyccommute

Made of minerals and not mobile

Made of minerals and not mobile
01-18-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 27,250
Posted By cyccommute

I want to see a named rock but not one that is...

I want to see a named rock but not one that is named “Castle Rock “. There are too many of those. And it needs to be larger than a car at the very least.
01-18-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 27,250
Posted By cyccommute

Denver City park ...

Denver City park

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01-17-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 260
Posted By cyccommute

I don’t know if they work for a 42 tooth cog but...

I don’t know if they work for a 42 tooth cog but the RoadLink is just an extender and works for any gear range. I have one on my Cannondale T1 to get the 9 speed XTR rear derailer to work with an...
01-16-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 959
Posted By cyccommute

I rode lots of dirt trails from Detroit, MI to...

I rode lots of dirt trails from Detroit, MI to Bensalem, PA (Erie Canal ,and Delaware and Hudson). It wasn’t muddy but it was dusty. I was going to stay in a hotel in Bensalem but my bike look...
01-16-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 959
Posted By cyccommute

I've done it many times. It's never been an...

I've done it many times. It's never been an issue. Almost every time I've done it, there isn't even a question about putting my bike in the room. Don't use the towels to do bike clean up and ...
01-16-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 650
Posted By cyccommute

It boils down to "you do you". Although I like...

It boils down to "you do you". Although I like to make bikes look good, I won't choose aesthetics over function. If the wheels don't match the frame...or even each other...it doesn't matter if the...
01-16-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 780
Posted By cyccommute

I don't think it's as big a deal as you make it...

I don't think it's as big a deal as you make it out to be. I've crashed...and bashed my head pretty good...with a light attached. The mount broke very easily. I use Marwi type mounts like this
...
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By cyccommute

There are a wide range of petroleum distillates...

There are a wide range of petroleum distillates that are somewhat similar. White gas (CAS number 68410-97-9) that is used in camping stoves is the distillation cut that boils from about 3°C to 195°C....
01-14-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 780
Posted By cyccommute

I use 2 lights on the bike and a helmet light. ...

I use 2 lights on the bike and a helmet light. That’s for on- and off-road for the same reason: the helmet light is the most useful of the lights I use. I aim it into corners where lights on the...
01-13-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By cyccommute

...with glass and a little Frog Fanny...

...with glass and a little Frog Fanny (https://www.amazon.com/Frogs-Fanny-Dry-Fly-Powder/dp/B002W8IDB6) in it.

Regular grease pretty much skips the glass part.
01-13-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,457
Posted By cyccommute

Serfas with Moots logo ...

Serfas with Moots logo

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01-13-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By cyccommute

That's similar to the block system that I was...

That's similar to the block system that I was referring to above. It's less likely to lose the part than the first few generations was.

Additionally, if one were so inclined, many cheap linear...
01-13-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 445
Posted By cyccommute

More like all dwarf star. I'm pretty sure the...

More like all dwarf star. I'm pretty sure the Varsity...old ones from the 60s...were carved from WWII surplus battleship armor plating which may have had a higher density than "regular" steel. ...
01-13-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 445
Posted By cyccommute

Titanium... But, in all honesty, anything...

Titanium...


But, in all honesty, anything will work. The bikes's I've had with the most mileage have been aluminum.
01-13-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By cyccommute

Look for flat bar road levers. There are a lot...

Look for flat bar road levers. There are a lot of them out there but they may not be listed for "cantilevers". Additionally, you might look at used. If you go used, measure between the lever's...
01-11-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,938
Posted By cyccommute

Sorry but your scenario could account for a...

Sorry but your scenario could account for a couple of dents or even just couple of large dents and smaller dents as the wheel slows down. Maintaining speed without air in the tires is very, very...
01-10-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,938
Posted By cyccommute

Look more closely at the picture. There are 4...

Look more closely at the picture. There are 4 dents in the rim. None of the dents line up with each other so they are separate impacts. The rest of the rim had dents all the way around the rim. I...
01-10-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,938
Posted By cyccommute

The problem is that without knowing the...

The problem is that without knowing the differences in blowoff pressure between a test rim and a "regular" rim, you can't jump to the conclusion that it's okay to exceed the recommended maximum...
01-10-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,938
Posted By cyccommute

Do you have an actual citation for that? A...

Do you have an actual citation for that? A "standard" that can be quoted? I've heard the same thing from lots of people but have never been able to find any kind of reliable source. Additionally,...
01-10-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,938
Posted By cyccommute

That really has an impact on your overall speed,...

That really has an impact on your overall speed, doesn't it?:rolleyes: The number of bent rims I see at my co-op because people are running low pressure on tubleless is staggering. This is one of the...
01-10-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6,896
Views: 1,686,274
Posted By cyccommute

Near vintage Dean (2000) ...

Near vintage Dean (2000)

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01-10-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 777
Posted By cyccommute

I doubt that a 13 mm is going to be of much use. ...

I doubt that a 13 mm is going to be of much use. Shimano has used 13mm cones on the front in the past as have many others. But they have mostly standardized around 15mm cone flats for front and...
01-09-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By cyccommute

You have vernier calipers. Here's an article on...

You have vernier calipers. Here's an article on how to read them (https://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Vernier-Caliper). This article (https://www.miniphysics.com/how-to-read-a-vernier-caliper.html) is on...
01-09-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,938
Posted By cyccommute

That's exactly what was said and you just...

That's exactly what was said and you just repeated it. I don't happen to believe it and I don't think anyone is likely to admit it if it were true. My point is that the maximum pressure is set...
01-08-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 777
Posted By cyccommute

So what is your point? Do you just want to be...

So what is your point? Do you just want to be disagreeable? My point was to avoid clamping the axle...threaded or otherwise... in a vise to avoid damage to the threads. I know it may seem rather...
01-08-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 777
Posted By cyccommute

That's what an axle vise is...a soft jaw for...

That's what an axle vise is...a soft jaw for working on axles in a vice.
01-08-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 777
Posted By cyccommute

First, that's not what you said in post 26. You...

First, that's not what you said in post 26. You said to " hold one end of the axle in a vice while adjusting". That could definitely be interpreted to mean clamping the axle in the vise which can...
01-08-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,938
Posted By cyccommute

I have problems with some of the points in this...

I have problems with some of the points in this video. The first is the statement that tire pressure is set to 1/2 the blowoff value of a "standard rim". I've heard this stated in lots of places but...
01-08-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,700
Views: 216,819
Posted By cyccommute

I consider the Epic to be the best dual...

I consider the Epic to be the best dual suspension bike ever made. Stiff when you need it, squishy when you need it. I have two S-Works (one in Colorado and one in Tucson) as well as a spare frame....
01-07-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 483
Posted By cyccommute

$6 for a noodle is a bit steep. They go for...

$6 for a noodle is a bit steep. They go for about $2 each. There are some ones from Avid that are a little bit better in the locking mechanism but they are still only about $5. $10 for 10 of them...
01-05-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 777
Posted By cyccommute

Just use an axle vise. Clamping the end of the...

Just use an axle vise. Clamping the end of the axle will damage the threads.
01-05-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,998
Posted By cyccommute

You may have set the “goo” on fire when you were...

You may have set the “goo” on fire when you were a kid but unless you are 90 years old, it’s unlikely that it was really needed and probably unlikely that you were really doing “hot patching”. In...
01-05-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 777
Posted By cyccommute

You don’t need all that much grease for...

You don’t need all that much grease for lubrication. Bicycles just don’t generate that much friction due to their light loads. However, trying to keep the bearings in place during installation is...
01-03-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 777
Posted By cyccommute

Almost all Shimano hubs I've run across feel too...

Almost all Shimano hubs I've run across feel too tight out of the box. My hypothesis is that they are assembled that way to assist the wheel building machines. My daughter rode nearly 400 miles on a...
01-03-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 777
Posted By cyccommute

Front hubs can use 13 or 15mm cone wrenches on...

Front hubs can use 13 or 15mm cone wrenches on the cone and 17mm wrenches on the lock nut. Most of the newer hubs use 15mm wrenches. This hub, however, seems to use a 5mm Allen wrench on the axle...
01-03-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By cyccommute

While I agree with the above, I'll add a note...

While I agree with the above, I'll add a note about riding technique that will go a long way towards making your rides more comfortable. Without seeing how you ride, I suspect that you "ride heavy"...
01-03-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 777
Posted By cyccommute

That's a cup and cone hub. Pry off the rubber...

That's a cup and cone hub. Pry off the rubber seals...a flat blade screw driver works...and the locknut/cone is under them. From there it's just a case of removing the locknut and cone from one...
Forum: Touring
01-03-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 621
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, it the baggage load, not the overall bike...

Yes, it the baggage load, not the overall bike and rider load.
Forum: Touring
01-03-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 621
Posted By cyccommute

It's hard to tell from the outside. This bike...

It's hard to tell from the outside. This bike looks like the load in the rear is heavier but

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01-02-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,766
Posted By cyccommute

It's best if you look on a bicycle as a frame on...

It's best if you look on a bicycle as a frame on which you hang parts. What parts the bike has don't matter. What frame you use doesn't (hardly) matter. Whether the frame is brand new or decades...
Forum: Touring
01-02-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 621
Posted By cyccommute

Not that I've found. The front isn't light by...

Not that I've found. The front isn't light by any means but it's not unresponsive. I regularly do fast downhills with this kind of load and have never had problems negotiating tight turns. It's...
Forum: Touring
01-01-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 621
Posted By cyccommute

For off-roading, I use a 2.1 knobbed tire at 45...

For off-roading, I use a 2.1 knobbed tire at 45 psi rear/50 to 55 front. For road touring, I use a 32 to 35mm tire at around 90 psi. the pressure I inflate to is based on whether I need the...
Forum: Touring
01-01-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 621
Posted By cyccommute

RhinoLites aren’t particularly lightweight...not...

RhinoLites aren’t particularly lightweight...not that rim weight nor rim strength makes much difference. I off-road tour on mountain passes on a bike that is equipped with Mavic XC717 which are 130...
12-31-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,344
Posted By cyccommute

As loathe as I am to contribute to a 4 year old...

As loathe as I am to contribute to a 4 year old post, the article linked to by Bike Gremlin, the article is not so excellent in my opinion. There’s several things wrong with it. This, for example,...
12-30-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,006
Posted By cyccommute

Less secure than what? You crashed three times...

Less secure than what? You crashed three times once the snow was less virgin. I don’t consider crashing to be “sublime”. I’ve also ridden both kinds of tires in snow and ice and have found wide knobs...
12-30-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By cyccommute

No. Larger frames are easier to fit racks to than...

No. Larger frames are easier to fit racks to than smaller bikes.
12-30-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,278
Posted By cyccommute

No, it is frustrating to try and help people keep...

No, it is frustrating to try and help people keep a piece of machinery operating that was never built to operate for long in the first place. The unworthy offerings from the Big Box Stores were never...
12-29-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By cyccommute

Just about any rack should work. Assuming a...

Just about any rack should work. Assuming a newer model bike,the flat mount brake should make it simple. You won’t need any kind of spacer or adapter. If you do need an adapter, I would still...
Forum: Touring
12-28-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,561
Posted By cyccommute

It would depend on what you want to do. If you...

It would depend on what you want to do. If you actually want to mountain bike on the bike, just about any Brooks is inappropriate in my experience. They are all too wide to get off the saddle...
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