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10-10-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 712
Posted By Loose Chain

Yes, I do. And so would most of the manufacturers...

Yes, I do. And so would most of the manufacturers I bet of bikes with those types of tube sets.

Someday, I would really like to see strain gauges placed on a frame and then put a rider on it and...
10-10-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Loose Chain

No. What comparisons have been done. Comfortable...

No. What comparisons have been done. Comfortable is a relative term with different meanings to different people.
10-10-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 712
Posted By Loose Chain

I am not making any assumptions, or...

I am not making any assumptions, or thinking/saying that bicycles do not see cyclic stresses above the limit. In fact, I am certain they do when people jump curbs, smash into things and especially...
10-09-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Loose Chain

Again, you need your real cycling inseam not a...

Again, you need your real cycling inseam not a sorta guesstimate or your blue jean size. And are you really a full 5'9"? Okay, I will play, you claim to have a 31.5 inch cycling inseam and 5'9" tall,...
10-09-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,358
Posted By Loose Chain

I have been using the Dupont Chain-Saver...

I have been using the Dupont Chain-Saver motorcycle chain lube from Walmart. Works on my motorcycles, works on my bicycles.
10-09-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 712
Posted By Loose Chain

I never mentioned fatigue limits. I think maybe...

I never mentioned fatigue limits. I think maybe you are misunderstanding fatigue endurance limits. Yes, both steel and titanium and have an endurance limit or threshold and aluminum (and CF) do not....
10-08-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,955
Posted By Loose Chain

A clean machine is a happy machine and a waxed,...

A clean machine is a happy machine and a waxed, clean bicycle will shed dirt snd water. No not all of it but it will not get dirty as fast and will be easier to clean afterwards.
10-08-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,955
Posted By Loose Chain

Pure Carnauba wax.

Pure Carnauba wax.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,057
Posted By Loose Chain

I used to have a moped when I was a kid. I could...

I used to have a moped when I was a kid. I could pedal it and if on occasion it would run then I could motor with it also. So an e-bike has a motor and pedals, so it is a moped. And I cannot see how...
10-08-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 712
Posted By Loose Chain

Very few things are infinite. A good aluminum...

Very few things are infinite. A good aluminum bicycle should last a lifetime. Thing is though, an equally good steel bicycle might just last several lifetimes. "Good" as in quality produced of...
10-06-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By Loose Chain

Yawn: ...

Yawn:

https://i.postimg.cc/sD1Yn9xp/IMG-5728.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

Looks like a MTB with a tire that states 35 to 80 psi to me. But then I can read and comprehend simple concepts and...
10-06-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 712
Posted By Loose Chain

I think you may have sightly misunderstood, yes,...

I think you may have sightly misunderstood, yes, I am an A&P, IA, but I have my little TIG unit for home hobby use. I use an oxy-acetylene torch for for welded steel tube (4130) repairs. I can...
10-06-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Loose Chain

To get you in the ball park in the future you...

To get you in the ball park in the future you need to get your cycling inseam, not your pants inseam, and multiply by .883 and set your seat there measured from center of bottom bracket to the top of...
10-06-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By Loose Chain

Again, that is not the point I was making in the...

Again, that is not the point I was making in the differing types of pumps, that was not the subject of my post or the OPs. A 60 psi range pump will generally cover most MTBs and similar and the...
10-06-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 751
Posted By Loose Chain

A rust converter is not the same as a rust...

A rust converter is not the same as a rust preventer. The Wiggles Frame Saver, Boe-Shield, Fluid Film, LPS-3 Corrosion X etc. are rust preventative coatings. The products that reform rust (FE Oxide)...
10-06-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By Loose Chain

Whatever, as I said, you can tell from my floor...

Whatever, as I said, you can tell from my floor pumps that MTBs are not high on my priority list, I am not into arguing with you, this takes nothing from the fact there are bicycles pumps suited to...
10-06-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 712
Posted By Loose Chain

Well, that sounds like a recipe for disaster. ...

Well, that sounds like a recipe for disaster.

And I have and do weld aluminum. I have a little TIG set up for home shop use and I work in aviation as a service engineer and welding the "only" tube...
10-06-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By Loose Chain

It does take maybe a stroke on a floor pump to...

It does take maybe a stroke on a floor pump to charge the hose to pressure, after that it is a solid column. Whatever pump you had must not have had a working check valve. My old Silca Pista and old...
10-06-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Loose Chain

I doubt it will not crack again, you should start...

I doubt it will not crack again, you should start saving money for a new frame because it will crack again most likely, probably sooner than later. If your seat is raised so high that the seat post...
10-06-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 751
Posted By Loose Chain

Fluid Film is what I use for my bicycles,...

Fluid Film is what I use for my bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles.
10-05-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,397
Posted By Loose Chain

Darn sure not a recumbent whatever I choose. It...

Darn sure not a recumbent whatever I choose. It would be my Cross Check.
10-05-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By Loose Chain

Yes, I know, I was kidding. I have never owned a...

Yes, I know, I was kidding. I have never owned a bicycle with anything other than a Presta as far as I can recall. Maybe I guess somewhere when I was a child.
10-05-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By Loose Chain

Again, a bicycle with a high bottom bracket is...

Again, a bicycle with a high bottom bracket is the ticket. That 12 to 15 mm is significant due to the angles, it matters and cannot be rationalized away. Or, install a free wheel.
10-05-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By Loose Chain

I have a Lezyne Alloy, A New Silca Pista, a...

I have a Lezyne Alloy, A New Silca Pista, a vintage Silca Pista, a Kompressor, a Specialized of some sort and a Zefal from Walmart. The Leyzne is the best pumper, I like the head on it and on the new...
10-04-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By Loose Chain

The reason you should size down for a typical...

The reason you should size down for a typical cycle cross bicycle is because they have a high bottom bracket. The high bottom bracket shoves the resulting required saddle height way up there. If the...
10-04-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,082
Posted By Loose Chain

I have bought several from an actual bike shop....

I have bought several from an actual bike shop. Most recently, pooh, pooh all you want, a Bianchi Pista Chrome single speed at a much reduced price. The little shop was super friendly, had helped me...
10-02-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,426
Posted By Loose Chain

Since we are opening a time capsule, you are...

Since we are opening a time capsule, you are right, the lifetime bicycle is gone. The disc braked, weirded out cf frames, hydraulic brakes and all of that will head straight to a landfill. I see them...
10-01-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,244
Posted By Loose Chain

And I do and at 66yo my heart if fully content...

And I do and at 66yo my heart if fully content with that choice.
10-01-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,244
Posted By Loose Chain

I have used and ridden 19s. So to me a 23 is...

I have used and ridden 19s. So to me a 23 is rather plush. I prefer 23mm tires and since I am not a big guy, 5-10, 160 (maybe) I can drop a little pressure, about 100 psi and do fine. I do have one...
10-01-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,262
Posted By Loose Chain

Years ago I entered a triathlon. When I was...

Years ago I entered a triathlon. When I was putting my bicycle, a Pinarello, into the transition area, being very early and one of the first there, a lady official went out of her way to tell me I...
09-30-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By Loose Chain

Sure there is. If the saddle is too low in...

Sure there is. If the saddle is too low in particular.
09-30-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By Loose Chain

You do not have to convince me, as long as your...

You do not have to convince me, as long as your saddle is set to provide reasonable leg extension for efficiency and no joint injuries and you do not crush your gonads getting off, fine, Frenchie Fit...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By Loose Chain

I hope you enjoy your new 56 cm Cross Check...

I hope you enjoy your new 56 cm Cross Check frame. I think you got the right size in the 56 cm (per Surley). Just leave the steering tube long, people may think you are a Fred, let them. The Cross...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By Loose Chain

I am 5-10, 33.8 inch actual cycling inseam and...

I am 5-10, 33.8 inch actual cycling inseam and long arms. You guys seem to all have short legs for your height? When purchasing the Cross Check do not go by the stated frame size. Look at the top...
09-28-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Loose Chain

On the Trace MUP: ...

On the Trace MUP:

https://i.postimg.cc/G905VST1/IMG-4979.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/RZmMngs8/IMG-4974.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
09-28-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,468
Posted By Loose Chain

Your saddle height is a fixed number only altered...

Your saddle height is a fixed number only altered a little bit for different shoes or pedal types and is determined by your cycling inseam. It has nothing to do with not being able to jump a 6 inch...
09-27-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By Loose Chain

I would not use a brochure as a guide to saddle...

I would not use a brochure as a guide to saddle height or handlebar rigging.
09-26-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By Loose Chain

Well, I tend to agree, with Sumgy that bike is a...

Well, I tend to agree, with Sumgy that bike is a little large if that is really a properly set saddle based on your cycling inseam and proper leg extension. I was riding bicycles also 30 years ago...
09-26-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 738
Posted By Loose Chain

Well, me too, but that said, they both have a...

Well, me too, but that said, they both have a motor, an electric motor. They just brought those rental things to my town. The laws do not allow them on sidewalks and I think they are not allowed on...
09-26-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 738
Posted By Loose Chain

Moped = motor and pedals. Let's see, it has an...

Moped = motor and pedals. Let's see, it has an electric MOTOR and it has pedals so it is a, you guessed it, moped. An electric scooter is worse in that it has no pedals to make any pretending of not...
09-25-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Loose Chain

Indeed you are correct.

Indeed you are correct.
09-25-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,242
Posted By Loose Chain

No, not this. The OP was a road bike vs a BMX and...

No, not this. The OP was a road bike vs a BMX and most BMX are single speed and most road bikes are geared. I do not see why the road bike fellow would have to give up a major advantage. But, that...
09-25-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Loose Chain

I see the too low saddle and splayed out legs all...

I see the too low saddle and splayed out legs all the time too. I think some people are just bow legged maybe. But I also see many, many too high saddles with the legs at full extension, a dropped...
09-25-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By Loose Chain

That is odd because I was fussed at long ago by...

That is odd because I was fussed at long ago by an actual Italian bicycle manufacturer, not a rep but the main fellow himself, for having my handle bar lower NOT parallel to the ground/top tube (then...
09-24-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,468
Posted By Loose Chain

If by "Wabi style" you mean a steel frame bicycle...

If by "Wabi style" you mean a steel frame bicycle then perhaps you should consider that your 12 yo perception of what is good and bad may need some adjustment. Those, cheap, Chinese box factory...
09-24-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,309
Posted By Loose Chain

In line with the seat tube, measuring either from...

In line with the seat tube, measuring either from the BB for those who use the Lemond Method or from the pedal axle with the pedal rotated to align with the seat tube.
09-24-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,242
Posted By Loose Chain

I do not know but I usually pass BMX bikes like...

I do not know but I usually pass BMX bikes like they are dragging an anchor, even on my commuter converted Rock Hopper. If I am on a road racing bike with a decent spread of gearing I would smoke him...
09-23-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,782
Posted By Loose Chain

Nice U-Turn Orbit in a lovely green!

Nice U-Turn Orbit in a lovely green!
09-18-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,445
Posted By Loose Chain

Since you are too lazy to read what was said then...

Since you are too lazy to read what was said then what you say about what you were too lazy to have read is nothing more than that, nothing more than another opinion.

The Lemond Formula does take...
09-18-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,445
Posted By Loose Chain

What I meant by the crown of the saddle is the...

What I meant by the crown of the saddle is the top of the saddle. You do not need to get all excessively scientific. Just run a little tape measure up from the bottom bracket center along the seat...
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