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10-01-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 283
Posted By cyccommute

It is if you have to explain that there isnít a...

It is if you have to explain that there isnít a difference between the rims used for 700C tires and 29er tires all the time.
Forum: Touring
10-01-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 337
Posted By cyccommute

That depends on the trip. I don’t carry a water...

That depends on the trip. I don’t carry a water filter on a road tour because passing through towns is common enough even here in the wide open western US. But when traveling off-pavement, there are...
10-01-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 350
Posted By cyccommute

The chances of the grommet on the tube being...

The chances of the grommet on the tube being trapped between two different tubes is fairly high if you arenít aware of the problem. The valve grommet is the part of the tube that is circled. This...
10-01-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,565
Posted By cyccommute

Over the years, some cash, various tools, a...

Over the years, some cash, various tools, a kitten, and a 5 weight and 2 weight fly rod in a case with reels and line. I still have the 2 weight. I really love it for small stream fishing. Makes...
10-01-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 283
Posted By cyccommute

You may not care but using ETRTO or ISO sizing...

You may not care but using ETRTO or ISO sizing makes a lot more sense than the common confusing system most people use. There are 6 different 26Ē sizes ranging from 559mm to 590mm. The ETRTO sizing...
Forum: Touring
09-30-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 337
Posted By cyccommute

I think average annual humidity may have...

I think average annual humidity may have something to do with it. Denverís annual average relative humidity is 29% while Tallahassee is 74%. There is also a large difference between the two...
09-30-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7,495
Views: 1,938,171
Posted By cyccommute

That is an Ortlieb Rack Adapter...

That is an Ortlieb Rack Adapter (https://www.ortlieb.com/usa/adapter-travel-biker-trunk-bag). I use them on my trunk bags along with an adapter for bicycle baskets...
09-30-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 350
Posted By cyccommute

It looks like the bead is has trapped the grommet...

It looks like the bead is has trapped the grommet on the inner tube. Deflate the tire...NOW!..., unscrew the nut on the valve and push the tube up into the tire. If you leave it there, the tube...
09-30-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 103,462
Posted By cyccommute

Well you really broke the thread with that one,...

Well you really broke the thread with that one, didn’t you? I don’t think we have gone 7 days without anything ever. I bit the bullet and did the damn ride for ya, you worthless, lazy gits!

...
Forum: Touring
09-30-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 337
Posted By cyccommute

I’ve heard it all before and will 20/20...

I’ve heard it all before and will 20/20 hindsight, I probably should have tested it but why would I suspect any problem? I used it once in clear water to filter a couple of liters of water at the...
09-30-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7,495
Views: 1,938,171
Posted By cyccommute

Itís a Tubus Airy...

Itís a Tubus Airy (https://www.tubus.com/en/products/rear-carriers/tubus-product/airy) Ďcause, well, it just has to be, doesnít it;)
09-30-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 350
Posted By cyccommute

When you say the ďentry to the rim is brokenĒ,...

When you say the ďentry to the rim is brokenĒ, does the spoke seem to be pulling out of the rim? If it is, you broken the rim and need a new rim or wheel. Pictures would help.
09-30-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 745
Posted By cyccommute

Glad to help. Make sure the screw is on a flat or...

Glad to help. Make sure the screw is on a flat or you might want to file more of a flat on the stud.
Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 337
Posted By cyccommute

Chemical treatment works and is cheap but they...

Chemical treatment works and is cheap but they take time and can have an off taste. They are also limited. 10 tablets may treat 60 L but are you going to treat 6 L (1.5 gallons, about 200 oz) at a...
09-29-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 745
Posted By cyccommute

Iím a retired chemist. But, since I know where...

Iím a retired chemist. But, since I know where you will take that, I have also done all my own bicycle mechanical work since the early 90s. Iíve owned 39 personal bicycles as well as my wifeís...
09-29-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By cyccommute

The SKS Presta adapter ...

The SKS Presta adapter ...
09-29-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 745
Posted By cyccommute

Only in very old brakes and thatís a very rough...

Only in very old brakes and thatís a very rough way to center even those old brakes. The cable hanger on the straddle cable can slide from side-to-side to do a little bit of centering on the...
09-29-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 745
Posted By cyccommute

The nut (yellow arrow) is connected to the stud...

The nut (yellow arrow) is connected to the stud that the back nut threads onto. It isn’t threaded so it can’t be “tightened”. It is tightened via the back nut....
09-29-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 745
Posted By cyccommute

I seem to recall someone else saying exactly the...

I seem to recall someone else saying exactly the same thing.
09-29-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 745
Posted By cyccommute

The only brake you can center by “pulling” on it...

The only brake you can center by “pulling” on it is a cantilever with a straddle cable...and even that is a poor way of centering the brakes. If the dual pivot caliper is loose enough to move by...
09-29-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 745
Posted By cyccommute

I guess Iíll just have to keep throwing stuff at...

I guess Iíll just have to keep throwing stuff at the wall:rolleyes: Looking at your photo again, I noticed the silver circle the blue arrow is pointing to

...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,168
Posted By cyccommute

Look for a Jamis Ventura. The Ventura A1...

Look for a Jamis Ventura. The Ventura A1 (https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/venturaa1.html) has a claimed weight of 21lb for $1200 and the Ventura A2 (https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/venturaa2.html)...
09-29-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 745
Posted By cyccommute

The back nut should be tight enough for the brake...

The back nut should be tight enough for the brake not to move. No part of the brake should rotate. The fact that it does says to me that you haven’t got something tight. I suspect the screw the green...
09-28-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 745
Posted By cyccommute

You are making this way harder than it needs to...

You are making this way harder than it needs to be. The centering screw is there to ďcenterĒ the brake. Why work harder than needed.
09-28-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 745
Posted By cyccommute

Yup. Should be a 5mm.

Yup. Should be a 5mm.
09-28-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 745
Posted By cyccommute

If the nut on the back of the brake is loose,...

If the nut on the back of the brake is loose, just hold the brake near center and tighten it. You should be able to keep it centered well enough. Then use a screw driver on the screw on top (red...
09-28-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,326
Posted By cyccommute

I’ve done my share of hike-a-bike....sometimes...

I’ve done my share of hike-a-bike....sometimes for miles. I’ve walked most of a marathon in bike shoes because the handicap runner had slowed had slowed to the point where the smokers were faster....
09-26-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,625
Posted By cyccommute

WD-40 makes a lot of unsubstantiated claims. ...

WD-40 makes a lot of unsubstantiated claims. There is nothing...absolutely nothing...in WD-40 that will remove rust. It is oil and solvent. You could drop a ďrusted surfaceĒ in a swimming pool of...
09-26-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 411
Posted By cyccommute

I’m not sure your set up is going to work. The...

I’m not sure your set up is going to work. The arms of the on the rack are supposed to be on either side of the fork blade. That keeps it from twisting. I don’t think the way you have it now will...
09-26-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,625
Posted By cyccommute

Yes to one. Nope to two. And yes to 3. WD-40 does...

Yes to one. Nope to two. And yes to 3. WD-40 does not contain any thing to deal with rust other than a bit of lubricant.



And nope.

WD-40 has the equivalent of mineral spirits in it...about...
09-25-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By cyccommute

The only place it matters is at the contact...

The only place it matters is at the contact patch. Iíve done the calculations before and it works out to a few milliliters more volume. Itís tiny in the grand scheme of things.
09-25-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By cyccommute

I’d say no. Too much fuss is made about marginal...

I’d say no. Too much fuss is made about marginal width changes on tires. To give some perspective, take two 2 pence coins and stack them. (Two nickels for us “Mericans) That’s the width and height...
09-25-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 453
Posted By cyccommute

I use the bleed valve with my Silca adapter. I...

I use the bleed valve with my Silca adapter. I find it slides off easier if it isnít under pressure. Thatís one thing Iíve found on the Lezyne adapter I like.
09-25-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 453
Posted By cyccommute

Just 1/4Ē od plastic from Home Depot. The...

Just 1/4Ē od plastic from Home Depot. The pressure needed is less than 40 psi so thatís not an issue. I do like the pump but Iíd like it better with a different head.
09-25-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 398
Posted By cyccommute

I think you are dealing with a JRA situation....

I think you are dealing with a JRA situation. Without doing the calculations, I would say that a Townie would be next to impossible to do an endo...with any kind of brake and in any rider...
09-25-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 398
Posted By cyccommute

Linear brakes arenít ďotherwise on/off onlyĒ. ...

Linear brakes arenít ďotherwise on/off onlyĒ. Iíve owned many sets of them. Iíve installed them on many bikes for people with less experience than I have and never found anyone who had problems...
09-25-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 453
Posted By cyccommute

+1. I have the Lezyne frame pump and I just don’t...

+1. I have the Lezyne frame pump and I just don’t use it. The screw on valve adapter is a pain. I also don’t like the handle. The hose loops over the handle in a groove. The groove is very...
09-25-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 398
Posted By cyccommute

What you describe wouldnít have been helped by a...

What you describe wouldnít have been helped by a tiny little spring that makes the brakes slightly less effective. The spring isnít strong enough to stop the brake from compressing it completely. ...
09-25-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,451
Posted By cyccommute

3M Double sided molding tape...

3M Double sided molding tape...
09-24-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By cyccommute

There arenít that many standards for O-rings. ...

There arenít that many standards for O-rings. Thereís just a lot of sizes. A good hardware store (not a big box) should be able to help.
09-24-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,451
Posted By cyccommute

I use the adhesive mount. I do use 3M dual sided...

I use the adhesive mount. I do use 3M dual sided weather proof tape instead of the double stick they provide.
09-24-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,451
Posted By cyccommute

Third Eye Pro (http://www.thirdeyemirrors.com/)...

Third Eye Pro (http://www.thirdeyemirrors.com/) helmet mirror has worked for me for decades. Itís very stable and easy to use. I have an EVT Safe Zone...
09-24-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,326
Posted By cyccommute

I have a 0.56 (20/36) on my touring bike (15.1”)...

I have a 0.56 (20/36) on my touring bike (15.1”) and on a couple of mountain bikes (14.6”). Riding at 3 mph isn’t that difficult. If you know how to track stand, it’s easier but it’s still not that...
09-24-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 103,462
Posted By cyccommute

No. That was taken about 5 years ago. I just...

No. That was taken about 5 years ago. I just couldnít resist the dig;)

The mission is still one.
09-24-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,049
Posted By cyccommute

This is not a time I want to go back to. I almost...

This is not a time I want to go back to. I almost cut my right little finger off on a broken ketchup bottle when I was 5. I still remember picking up the broken top bottle and putting my finger in it...
09-24-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 933
Posted By cyccommute

Mavic Open Pro C...

Mavic Open Pro C (https://shop.mavic.com/en-us/open-pro-c-j24200.html#1028=3283) would be a good choice. Not too aero but not a boxy as the H plus Sonís. They are lighter as well.
09-24-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 103,462
Posted By cyccommute

You mean like this ...

You mean like this


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/a2733634_705e_42b4_a8fa_ddb88d3f0048_e9c921e9ff77fad417dc093b2ed44190a5fa0c5f.jpeg

The Eastern ďDivideĒ is...
09-23-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 398
Posted By cyccommute

You have a failed attempt by Shimano to make an...

You have a failed attempt by Shimano to make an antilock brake system. The spring is meant to keep the front wheel from Ďlockingí (it canít but thatís a different discussion). It doesnít work and...
09-23-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 933
Posted By cyccommute

I willing to admit when Iím wrong and thatís the...

I willing to admit when Iím wrong and thatís the case here. On the other hand, gouges that deep are cause for concern. The sidewalls of the rim are compromised not because of the ďtin canningĒ...
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,131
Posted By cyccommute

I have a very long mountain bike history. I’ve...

I have a very long mountain bike history. I’ve ridden rigid, front suspension, and full suspension on just the kinds of terrain you describe. Tire pressure has always been 40 to 45 psi. The one thing...
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