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Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have always relished the challenges Mother...

I have always relished the challenges Mother Nature provides. In my many years of all weather commuting, I can count on one hand the times I was uncomfortable because of the weather. To be sure,...
09-23-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The way shown in your first picture looks right...

The way shown in your first picture looks right to me.

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09-22-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Intriguing concept. The trouble I have with...

Intriguing concept. The trouble I have with adjustability, though, is that it would pester me to constantly tweak. I mess too frequently with height and angle as it is.
09-22-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Looks ok to me, but you are getting close to the...

Looks ok to me, but you are getting close to the limit. When you get around to replacing the chain you can reassess the need for an extra link or two. What does the small-small combo look like?
09-22-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, put this idea out of your head. Spray foam...

Yes, put this idea out of your head. Spray foam is 1) messy - no matter how careful you are it will expand well past the area you are trying to plug -AND- 2) it is tenacious - you will never get it...
09-21-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Seat stays are the least-stressed tubes on your...

Seat stays are the least-stressed tubes on your frame. Those that you picture are plenty strong when bolted in properly (and when not compromised by rust). Makes for an easy conversion to belt...
09-20-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Interesting concept. $100 preorder? May be...

Interesting concept. $100 preorder? May be worth it for playing around with.

Claim is:


So they send a mechanic to set it up for you? Whoa!
09-20-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,647
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Jobst Brandt is my ultimate authority for most...

Jobst Brandt is my ultimate authority for most bike related questions. I have never found reason to dispute any of his recommendations.
09-20-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 566
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Hi Lilyheeler, welcome to BikeForums. My...

Hi Lilyheeler, welcome to BikeForums.

My advice is that the only way to know if cycling is for you is to give it a go. I'm sure that you've browsed the internet for information and have seen...
09-20-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'd leave it open as well. Though since you do...

I'd leave it open as well. Though since you do have a small hole in the bottom bracket shell that will allow drainage, it would not hurt to put a small piece of foam in the gap and cover with tape. ...
09-19-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By Moe Zhoost

From what I see, the bolt supplied with that tool...

From what I see, the bolt supplied with that tool will clamp it on the hanger tight so that you won't be able to rotate it. What you need is a shoulder bolt that screws down tight to the dropout...
09-19-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I used them, but found that they stopped sticking...

I used them, but found that they stopped sticking within a few months. All weather commuting is a good test of equipment performance. Although they don't look elegant, nylon wire ties are effective...
09-19-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By Moe Zhoost

So for $18 you get a tool that can bend a hanger,...

So for $18 you get a tool that can bend a hanger, but does nothing to assess the amount and direction to which it needs to be bent back. Having used the Park alignment tool many times, I can say that...
09-18-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 562
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yep. And if your chain-line is not quite right,...

Yep. And if your chain-line is not quite right, you can add a few spacers between the cartridge and the drive side shell to move the spindle out a bit. Moving it in would require machining the...
09-18-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 562
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My understanding of the difference between an...

My understanding of the difference between an axle and a spindle is that, although they do the same relative thing, axles are a shaft around which something turns and spindles are shafts which turn...
09-18-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Moe Zhoost

3 cm? That's wider than a lot of tires. You may...

3 cm? That's wider than a lot of tires. You may have meant 3 mm. Nevertheless, it was a good decision to opt for a new tire.
09-17-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,647
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Now that you mention it, the KMC chains I've...

Now that you mention it, the KMC chains I've handled recently seemed a bit sticky, but I didn't get a sense that the coating was something other than grease. No matter, I just mount them, wipe all...
09-17-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 863
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The number is based on modeling and "published"...

The number is based on modeling and "published" as a working paper (i.e. not peer reviewed) by an economist. Modeling is only as good as the assumptions made on the input parameters so we should...
09-17-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Happened to me as well. Some tires are difficult...

Happened to me as well. Some tires are difficult to seat properly. My recommendation would be to inflate gradually, say 10 psi in increments, checking each time to ensure that the tire is seating...
09-16-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm not sure that I'd trust a torque wrench that...

I'm not sure that I'd trust a torque wrench that cost less than $50. Perhaps you can find one of the flexible beam types - these are certainly not high-tech (and they don't need periodic...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,011
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I do care but it's not my top priority. The...

I do care but it's not my top priority. The positive physical and psychological aspects were what kept me going.
09-16-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,052
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My lug-rigged yawl, Ondine: ...

My lug-rigged yawl, Ondine:


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09-16-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yep, exactly right. My ticking sound ended up...

Yep, exactly right. My ticking sound ended up being a micro-crack in a crank arm. I figured this out as I was laying on my side on the ground watching my pedal slide across the road.
09-15-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 622
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My DIY method is similar: I clamp the square...

My DIY method is similar: I clamp the square socket end of the wrench in a bench vise and then hang known weights on the grip to calibrate. Pretty darn easy to assure calibration.

I don't believe...
09-14-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 896
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Inventive parsing with a bit of imagination about...

Inventive parsing with a bit of imagination about context and semantics and you've got yourself all wound up sideways, mate. We are on the same page - you just don't realize it. If I ever encounter...
09-14-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 896
Posted By Moe Zhoost

So I'm lost, mate. I don't get what you're going...

So I'm lost, mate. I don't get what you're going on about? You made a rather rude accusation and now offer nothing specific in support for it after I questioned it.


Not sure why you bring...
09-13-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 896
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Is it? How so?

Is it? How so?
09-13-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 896
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I reckon this would not be A&S without a bit of...

I reckon this would not be A&S without a bit of friendly nitpicking.


This is correct. A sailboat using auxiliary engine power, even if sails are set, is treated as a motor powered boat


Yes...
09-13-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Very nice restoration. I recall your past post...

Very nice restoration. I recall your past post and am glad you did this followup.

I do also think, as since6 recommends, that Thomas Stevens' account of his journey is a fascinating read. ...
09-13-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I don't see anything odd about your rim that...

I don't see anything odd about your rim that would lead to tube damage; however I have had this mystery situation as well. Have you checked for any sharp spots on the offending nipples? Dragging a...
09-13-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Picture from OP's album. Most of the bikes...

Picture from OP's album. Most of the bikes manufactured for bike share use had, as anti-theft measures, fasteners that required a proprietary tool. I reckon that you could be lucky in finding the...
09-13-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 896
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If your FIL means to be prudent and give way to...

If your FIL means to be prudent and give way to larger vessels, then this may be a valid strategy to avoid collisions. On the other hand, there are a lot of small vessels with limited speed and...
09-13-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,234
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Never have to adjust a seat post? This is...

Never have to adjust a seat post? This is dreaming. I have to drop my saddle to prevent interference when transporting 2 bikes on my platform rack. Even if you don't have to do this, a change of...
09-12-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,364
Posted By Moe Zhoost

No, I didn't use the anchor toggle provided. The...

No, I didn't use the anchor toggle provided. The bike has a flat kickstand plate welded into the frame that I would have had to modify to fit the bolt through. It just seemed easier to me to...
09-12-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,327
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I never respond to zombie threads.

I never respond to zombie threads.
09-12-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If the van struck the rear of the bike, I can't...

If the van struck the rear of the bike, I can't believe that the driver didn't see him. Even if traffic was slow in the van's lane and the rider was moving up fast in the right lane, the rider would...
09-11-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,529
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Nice videos. I do believe the rear sensor is...

Nice videos. I do believe the rear sensor is necessary, but only because of an experience my wife had: She was getting no power at all from the motor. A quick look showed that the sensor magnet...
Forum: Recumbent
09-11-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I believe that Catrikes are supplied with...

I believe that Catrikes are supplied with clipless type pedals requiring the use of cleated shoes for foot retention. This works well, but it's not for everyone. I rode clipless pedals for years,...
09-11-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,247
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I didn't mean to imply that you would. Sorry if I...

I didn't mean to imply that you would. Sorry if I offended.

I'm part of a Trail Watch group that monitors our local MUP. One of our activities is to do a monthly trash cleanup along the trail....
09-10-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Good luck on whatever you decide to do. I would...

Good luck on whatever you decide to do. I would be great if you posted your experience here so that others could take advantage of your yet-to-be-developed experience.

BTW - welcome to bikeforums.
09-10-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By Moe Zhoost

OP states that it is hard-wired so there would be...

OP states that it is hard-wired so there would be no connectors supporting an extension cable.

I'd guess if you figured out how to open up the display and the key pad, you would find a way to...
09-10-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's just age. I have some like that that I use...

It's just age. I have some like that that I use as spares. As long as the carcass is not compromised, that tire will get you home.
09-10-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,247
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yeah, I'm a pump only guy as well. My mini-pumps...

Yeah, I'm a pump only guy as well. My mini-pumps will eventually give me adequate pressure with some work but my longer frame fit Zefal works great. I can't imagine not being able to seat a bead...
09-09-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,576
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Hand signals are a form of communication. ...

Hand signals are a form of communication. Someone told me once that communication will always fail. As you add ambiguity, inattention, and ignorance, the failure could approach catastrophic levels....
09-09-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 801
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Like in "peddling crack"? ...

Like in "peddling crack"?

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09-09-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 801
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Nor are they "paddles".

Nor are they "paddles".
09-04-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Sounds like you have not used wood blocks, so I...

Sounds like you have not used wood blocks, so I thought I'd respond with my own experience.


I've made blocks out of dogwood, a hard resilient woods that worked well for rolling with none of the...
09-04-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By Moe Zhoost

What do you mean by "apparently"? Is this a bike...

What do you mean by "apparently"? Is this a bike shop telling you this? I'd trust that if you could remove the cups with reasonable effort, the threads should be ok (or should clean up nicely with a...
09-04-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Perhaps the 14 in the description refers to the...

Perhaps the 14 in the description refers to the length of the nipple rather than the wire gauge of spoke that it fits. I looked at a couple of Dutch vendors and agree that the info is confusing.
09-03-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By Moe Zhoost

112 miles of greenway in Raleigh so it would be a...

112 miles of greenway in Raleigh so it would be a big challenge to achieve sufficient coverage. In Durham County, where I live, the City partners with a volunteer Trail Watch group, whose members...
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