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06-27-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By alo

A bit of dust lands on the disk and absorbs the...

A bit of dust lands on the disk and absorbs the oil. When the brakes are applied, it gets wiped off. The oil is soon gone.
06-25-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By alo

Some people talk like the bike is going to break...

Some people talk like the bike is going to break really soon. This is my third year with the bike. I have replaced tires and brakes. The bike just keeps going. If I get 5 or 6 years, then pay $250 or...
06-23-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By alo

In another place, people were buying fat bikes...

In another place, people were buying fat bikes for $300, and hiring them out where people rode them on the beach, in salt water. They hired them for $10 per day. So when they had hired them for more...
06-23-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By alo

and not have any fun. If I had an expensive...

and not have any fun.

If I had an expensive bike, I might be concerned. It costs very little to replace the bike.
06-23-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By alo

It is a freewheel. All of the gears are joined...

It is a freewheel. All of the gears are joined together in one piece. This surprised me. The dérailleur is Shimano. I assume the freewheel is too. It is 9 speed. I had thought those with more gears...
06-23-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By alo

When oil went in, mud ran out

I have a fat bike. I could only ride it on good roads, and keep it in good condition. But that would be boring. I avoid the ocean, and salt water, but ride it anywhere else.

A few years ago, the...
06-23-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By alo

I suggest a large saddle. I suggest raising...

I suggest a large saddle.

I suggest raising the handlebars, so you sit more upright, and have less weight on your hands.

You decide what is best for you.
06-14-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,182
Posted By alo

Solder the wires together.

Solder the wires together.
06-14-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By alo

I am Australian, so most brands are different to...

I am Australian, so most brands are different to the US.

Check out different ones yourself.
06-13-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By alo

Buy better quality pants.

Buy better quality pants.
06-13-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By alo

Yes. 10 year old aluminium bikes are safe to ride...

Yes. 10 year old aluminium bikes are safe to ride if condition looks okay.
06-01-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 841
Posted By alo

You can buy the cement on its own. Sometimes a...

You can buy the cement on its own. Sometimes a much larger tube. I know where I can buy it. Check out what is for sale in your area.
05-27-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,380
Posted By alo

The pressure gauges on the pumps I have seen are...

The pressure gauges on the pumps I have seen are not accurate. I bought a pressure gauge at a cheap price. Then I don't ride bikes with skinny tires.
05-22-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,240
Posted By alo

As others have said: Improve your posture. Keep...

As others have said: Improve your posture. Keep your back straighter. That is pull your belly in. You can do this while cycling, and even at other times, such as while walking. In the beginning, you...
05-20-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By alo

Check out this topic. ...

Check out this topic.

https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/1198179-raising-handlebars.html
05-18-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,227
Posted By alo

I am amazed everyone doesn't know about this and...

I am amazed everyone doesn't know about this and use it. I have been using it for a number of years. You get one bill for your phone and internet. It works out cheaper than having phone and internet...
05-18-20, 09:46 PM
05-18-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,784
Posted By alo

It depends on which roads. Some roads are fairly...

It depends on which roads. Some roads are fairly safe. Some roads have an increased chance of having an accident.
05-14-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By alo

I suggest get front suspension. Also you have...

I suggest get front suspension. Also you have less weight on your hands if your handlebars are higher. You could look for a bike with high handlebars, or raise the handlebars.
05-13-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,205
Posted By alo

I would buy a kit and upgrade an existing bike....

I would buy a kit and upgrade an existing bike. It will be less expensive when you need parts, as you don't need to stick to any brand.
05-12-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By alo

It can be done. How it is done, depends on the...

It can be done. How it is done, depends on the type of stem, and the diameter of the stem. Have a look at these topics. Yours may or may not be different, but with a bit of creativity, it can be...
05-12-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By alo

If you look at the second picture, there is...

If you look at the second picture, there is sunlight shining directly on those windows.
05-12-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By alo

Maybe the cable is caught, and clicks into place...

Maybe the cable is caught, and clicks into place when the brakes are applied. Have a good look at the cable.
05-12-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By alo

I don't know, but it is probably to provide shade...

I don't know, but it is probably to provide shade at the time of the day when the sun shines directly in the window.
05-11-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,652
Posted By alo

It is smart to be as predictable as possible. If...

It is smart to be as predictable as possible. If you follow the rules, you will normally do what motorists expect you to do. If you do something motorists don't expect you to do, you are much more...
05-11-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,662
Posted By alo

Bike wheels often develop slight wobbles. If rim...

Bike wheels often develop slight wobbles. If rim brakes were really close to the rim, they would rub. So rim brakes are set up with a fairly large gap between the rim and the brakes. When you apply...
05-11-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,345
Posted By alo

I have never bought a bike from a bike ship in...

I have never bought a bike from a bike ship in Australia. Most of my bikes have been rescued from the trash. I repair them by swapping parts from one to the other.

I have bought bikes from bike...
05-10-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,868
Posted By alo

It appears that the person removing the cactus,...

It appears that the person removing the cactus, is also holding the recording device in the other hand. He was already recording her before she fell in the cactus. That is also why he uses only one...
05-10-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By alo

I like mountain bikes. The wider tires on...

I like mountain bikes. The wider tires on mountain bikes are also beneficial for reducing pinch flats, particularly for people on the heavier side.
05-10-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,020
Posted By alo

I raised the handlebars on a bike that was a bit...

I raised the handlebars on a bike that was a bit small for me. Now it is very comfortable. I don't know how you would feel about doing something similar.
...
05-09-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,868
Posted By alo

Girl falls into cactus bushes

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=604318840297142
05-08-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By alo

Hold something against the fork so it almost...

Hold something against the fork so it almost touches the rim, for example, a screwdriver. Spin the wheel and see if the rim wobbles. If the rim wobbles, and it is a new bike, the place that sold it...
05-08-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By alo

I run tubeless sealant in tubes. It saves a mess...

I run tubeless sealant in tubes. It saves a mess when you need to change the tire.
05-08-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By alo

I am conscious that some bikes have been stolen,...

I am conscious that some bikes have been stolen, trashed by the person who stole them, then abandoned. There may even be a situation where someone rode to the train station, caught the train, and...
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,478
Posted By alo

I do what is sensible, and am not concerned what...

I do what is sensible, and am not concerned what people say.

For example, I ride bikes rescued from the trash.
05-07-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,049
Posted By alo

You can build up your fitness again, and it will...

You can build up your fitness again, and it will get easier.
05-07-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By alo

When I get on, I plan to get a kit and convert an...

When I get on, I plan to get a kit and convert an existing bike.
05-07-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By alo

If I was rich, I might get one.

If I was rich, I might get one.
05-07-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,652
Posted By alo

When we were young, we lived in a farming area,...

When we were young, we lived in a farming area, and there was only a small number of vehicles going to other farms in the area. We were taught to walk on the opposite side of the road to which...
05-07-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By alo

I like large saddles. I am uncomfortable in a...

I like large saddles. I am uncomfortable in a small saddle. Try getting a large saddle.
05-07-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By alo

I have a small inexpensive odometer, and the...

I have a small inexpensive odometer, and the battery lasts many months. It has not gone flat yet, after over a year.
05-07-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By alo

You are not a huge amount over, so if you ride...

You are not a huge amount over, so if you ride it, it will probably not break. Something may break after a long time.

Your warranty is probably void because you are over the weight limit.

Start...
05-06-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,875
Posted By alo

Somebody clever could go and buy several...

Somebody clever could go and buy several container loads of second hand mountain bikes out of Japan and import them to the US.
05-06-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By alo

Are you running decent performance computers, or...

Are you running decent performance computers, or old slow computers?

Are you running the latest versions of the browsers?
05-06-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,719
Posted By alo

I am not suggesting you are wrong, but just...

I am not suggesting you are wrong, but just explaining a different perspective.

If you get a light weight rider riding a bike on smooth roads, spokes normally don't break. If you get the same...
05-06-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By alo

I have started running tubeless sealant in tubes....

I have started running tubeless sealant in tubes. You can have the best of both worlds. I did it because I don't want a mess when I change a tire.
05-06-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,719
Posted By alo

I have started running tubeless sealant in tubes....

I have started running tubeless sealant in tubes. That way when you change a tire, you should not have a mess. It should work as well.
05-06-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,719
Posted By alo

I rescued a bike from the trash which already had...

I rescued a bike from the trash which already had a few broken spokes in the back wheel. After replacing them, other spokes would break after about 20 km.

Of course that is why the previous owner...
05-06-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,719
Posted By alo

A tandem bike is a bike that 2 people ride, one...

A tandem bike is a bike that 2 people ride, one behind the other. A wheel for a tandem bike is normally stronger, as it needs to take the weight of 2 people. A heavy person could use a wheel built...
05-05-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,719
Posted By alo

Heavy people are better off with wide tires. I...

Heavy people are better off with wide tires. I only ride mountain bikes and fat bikes.
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