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08-21-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Snipping through a cable lock.

So I have read in many places that thieves can quickly (10 seconds) ship through a cable lock. I kinda accepted this but thought that perhaps the speed was exaggerated (like when a contractor says he...
08-20-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,690
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Newbaum's tape is great, much better than Tresso....

Newbaum's tape is great, much better than Tresso. I replaced the old vintage Cinelli cork (which was very nice) on one of my bikes with new Cinelli and will NEVER use that bulky, hard to wrap right...
08-18-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,533
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The wire cages with open sides will resolve your...

The wire cages with open sides will resolve your issue. They are flexible enough to allow pulling the top of the bottle laterally to remove at an angle. I use 750 ml bottles with mine and have had...
08-14-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,363
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Flintstone bike racing: ...

Flintstone bike racing:

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08-14-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,540
Posted By Moe Zhoost

How so? They were headed in completely opposite...

How so? They were headed in completely opposite directions so Mr. Alorriz would not have been in the "line of fire". I think you may have meant that he could have been hit by the Honda which...
08-14-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,540
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Life comes down to seconds at times. Had Mr....

Life comes down to seconds at times. Had Mr. Alorriz approached the intersection more slowly, or if he decided to roll through the light himself, he would still be alive. I believe that...
08-04-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By Moe Zhoost

First: Pictures would really help here. Can you...

First: Pictures would really help here. Can you post some?

To check whether the locknut is bottoming out, remove the stem and look down into the headset/steerer tube assembly. There should be...
08-02-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Moe Zhoost

^^^ This is what I do. Every tight link that...

^^^ This is what I do. Every tight link that I've had was one that I had pressed in the pin.
08-01-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,951
Posted By Moe Zhoost

[/QUOTE] To the first: The 10 minutes it...

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To the first: The 10 minutes it takes to patch a tube is easily used up in time wasted responding to this thread. I'm loath to admit how much time I spend on BF. If you spend the time...
07-30-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,551
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It did sound like they blocked off the right lane...

It did sound like they blocked off the right lane for the event. Perhaps Ms. Oswald was passing another group and was over-focused on that. Being "in the zone" usually results in the exclusion of...
07-29-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Moe Zhoost

When you are asked about it, just say "you should...

When you are asked about it, just say "you should see the other guy".
07-27-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,321
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Interesting article! With 33 total...

Interesting article!

With 33 total encroachments out of close to 3,000 encounters, I'm not sure their data is sufficient to show a gender bias even though 24 out of the 33 were to women (actually...
07-09-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,691
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Any ride is a good ride. Miles are less...

Any ride is a good ride. Miles are less important than how often you ride.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By Moe Zhoost

With that potential for punctures, I'd certainly...

With that potential for punctures, I'd certainly favor Schwalbe Marathon Plus, which I have on my commuting bike. They aren't the fastest tire on the road (actually they are pretty slow) but they do...
07-08-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By Moe Zhoost

As someone who owns a Raleigh Sports as well as...

As someone who owns a Raleigh Sports as well as many other bikes of all flavors, I say keep the Sports. 1) it has a lot of cool factor 2) you are just riding around and not trying to prevail amongst...
07-08-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I found a reference for the Peugeot U08 spindle: ...

I found a reference for the Peugeot U08 spindle: 145 total length, 55 center, 43 left side, 47 right so that matches what you have. I found some spindles with a center measurement close to yours: ...
07-07-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Moe Zhoost

katzenfinch: If you could measure your current...

katzenfinch: If you could measure your current spindle to get the dimension shown as "B" in the drawing below, I could look at my reference books and give you some ideas about what might work for...
07-06-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Some tire/rim combinations are a bit difficult...

Some tire/rim combinations are a bit difficult and require a bit of care to assure that the tire is seated well before full inflation. I'm a bit more cautious than Andy, checking the seating...
07-05-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Find yourself a copy of Sutherland's Handbook for...

Find yourself a copy of Sutherland's Handbook for Bicycle Mechanics. There is a chapter on bottom brackets that has a comprehensive discussion of spindle parameters and spindle/cup...
07-05-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,461
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Happens rarely around here on the city streets,...

Happens rarely around here on the city streets, but occasionally I will encounter one or two. They usually are moving against traffic and move over upon seeing me. If they are traveling in the same...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,933
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Having many years experience with a bike with...

Having many years experience with a bike with disks and a bike with drums, I have not observed any difference in the amount of maintenance that is directly related to the brakes. As far as punctures...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,933
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, disk brakes are the way to go; if you can...

Yes, disk brakes are the way to go; if you can use them. Not prudent to mount them on a frame not specifically designed for them. The fork in the picture below had some caliper mounting tabs added...
07-02-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,965
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It looks like there are pieces of cellophane...

It looks like there are pieces of cellophane where you patched. Why? Did you put the patch on with the cellophane side down and not remove all of it? You are supposed to peel the foil side off and...
07-02-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,848
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I attached a kickstand onto my helmet. It was a...

I attached a kickstand onto my helmet. It was a great way to mount my shaving mirror for an extra-large rear view. I was going to wait until next April to post this, but what the heck.
06-28-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By Moe Zhoost

E-book Wheels and Wheeling - the Smithsonian Collection

Found online while searching for something completely different. A nice historical catalog. Here's the link: Wheels and Wheeling ...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,717
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Hot sunshine. As long as I find the right speed,...

Hot sunshine. As long as I find the right speed, I can balance exertion vs. cooling. Cold rain 1) hurts when it hits my face, 2) causes motor traffic to drive less ably and 3) forces me to decide...
06-27-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,723
Posted By Moe Zhoost

No, they have a team car with a guy that jumps...

No, they have a team car with a guy that jumps out to hold the bike up.

I eschewed kick-stands for 40 years, thinking that they were not for "real" cyclists. I recently mounted a Greenfield on my...
Forum: Southeast
06-27-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,367
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Welcome to Durham. I'm sure you will find our...

Welcome to Durham. I'm sure you will find our vibrant cycling community to your liking. I'll direct you to do some internet explorations for Carolina Tarwheels, Bike Durham, Durham Bike Coop, and...
06-16-19, 06:57 AM
06-07-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,102
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I understand this completely. It makes sense to...

I understand this completely. It makes sense to go the economy route to explore what works for you. I'd suggest looking for a used rack of the particular models that you're interested in. I see a...
06-07-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,747
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm hoping that you have good luck with this. ...

I'm hoping that you have good luck with this. The picture doesn't lead to an optimistic view. Patience is the key.
06-04-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,364
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I spent my 40 year career evaluating the hazard...

I spent my 40 year career evaluating the hazard potential of chemical hazards, both toxicological as well as physical. If you are indeed curious about what precipitated the concerns of your LBS, I'd...
06-01-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,449
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Let us know what you did to resolve (once you...

Let us know what you did to resolve (once you have, of course). My money is on a wire whisker embedded in the tire. A bit more info on what the puncture looked like as well as it's orientation on...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-01-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,199
Posted By Moe Zhoost

From Damascus to Abington took me less than 90...

From Damascus to Abington took me less than 90 minutes. I was riding alone and able to keep my speed up. There are 4-5 places where you have to stop to open a gate, which will slow you down plus I...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-31-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,199
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Virginia Creeper Trail - Nice Ride

I finally found some time to drive up to Virginia and ride the Creeper Trail. The drive from Durham, NC took about 4 hours (including a short stop for lunch) so we (wife and I) arrived early enough...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,504
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Thanks for posting your video. I avoid the...

Thanks for posting your video. I avoid the dooring zone, but still occasionally find myself riding a bit too close. It's always helpful to reflect on things like this.
05-20-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17,604
Views: 2,731,431
Posted By Moe Zhoost

However the asking price is spot on.

However the asking price is spot on.
05-16-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Here's a link to Jobst Brandt's book, which I...

Here's a link to Jobst Brandt's book, which I find to be an invaluable reference.
https://www.scribd.com/doc/261771508/The-Bicycle-Wheel-Jobst-Brandt-3rd-Ed
05-09-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,848
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Good luck to you JoeyBike. I've enjoyed reading...

Good luck to you JoeyBike. I've enjoyed reading and sometimes responding to your posts over the years. You'll be back in the saddle again, I predict. I hung my bike up for 2 decades because of...
05-02-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If you are hard up for cash, why not just use...

If you are hard up for cash, why not just use regular motor oil. Beg a small amount from a friend or relative. It's not the best solution but will last longer in the wet and is much better than...
04-26-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,111
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Not quite correct. Tubes are not molded, they...

Not quite correct. Tubes are not molded, they are extruded as a long tube. The ends are joined and then the raw sticky rubber tube is vulcanized. This last process is where those lines develop. ...
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