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10-22-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 263
Posted By AndreyT

GPS computers and wheel-circumference computers...

GPS computers and wheel-circumference computers measure two rather different trajectories and therefore two different distances. They are not supposed to be synchronized. Any attempts to synchronize...
10-22-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By AndreyT

What's "splined remover"?

What's "splined remover"?
10-14-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,476
Posted By AndreyT

The video begins with 48 seconds of bla-bla-bla...

The video begins with 48 seconds of bla-bla-bla promising some kind of "top ten list". Enduring stoically through this 48-second intro I finally got to "OK, number one on the list...", which made me...
09-29-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By AndreyT

For a Bowden cable - i.e. a cable in a flexible,...

For a Bowden cable - i.e. a cable in a flexible, but incompressible housing - there's no difference between "pulling the cable" and "pushing the housing". Both are just two different ways to look at...
09-27-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By AndreyT

There's not much difference in maintenance. No...

There's not much difference in maintenance. No special SRAM-specific skills required. The real question is how you like the DoubleTap style of shifting.
09-25-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,060
Posted By AndreyT

Aaaand?...

Aaaand?...
09-23-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By AndreyT

In this case, I believe, they made it weaker than...

In this case, I believe, they made it weaker than it could have been. My rear spacing is 135mm. The skewer in question is sold as 135mm skewer. However, on my bicycle the skewer rod proves to be a...
09-21-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By AndreyT

Interesting. Careful comparison and some...

Interesting. Careful comparison and some measurements actually show that both my original skewer and DT Swiss one do indeed have M5x0.8 threads, exactly as you said. However, the reason the old nut...
09-20-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 872
Posted By AndreyT

For those who are using threaded CO2 inflators...

For those who are using threaded CO2 inflators Locktite-ing valve cores is an extremely good idea. The threaded chuck of the inflator will freeze itself to the core. They will unscrew together. "Juts...
09-19-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,060
Posted By AndreyT

Um... No. Such products are formally labeled...

Um... No.

Such products are formally labeled "Made in USA" only because they [barely] pass the minimum set of requirements that permit the vendor to legally affix a "Made in USA" sticker to the...
09-19-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,060
Posted By AndreyT

Um... All bike helmets are from China. Where else...

Um... All bike helmets are from China. Where else do you think they could be from?
09-18-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 872
Posted By AndreyT

True. I assume we are talking about a Presta...

True. I assume we are talking about a Presta valve here (although this makes no difference if a bicycle-specific pump is used).



Absolutely not. As you correctly stated above "valve closes once...
09-18-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 872
Posted By AndreyT

Apparently, your pumps were manufactured in some...

Apparently, your pumps were manufactured in some alternative parallel universe of some kind, where the process of inflating a tube relies on the valve in the tube itself. In our universe we don't...
09-18-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By AndreyT

I expected it to be that way too. However, the...

I expected it to be that way too. However, the nut from my original skewer (for Specialized TriCross) definitely refuses to screw onto DT Swiss thread
...
09-18-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 872
Posted By AndreyT

Um... The value that ensures one-way air flow is...

Um... The value that ensures one-way air flow is located in the pump. As long as the pump head is attached to your tube valve, the tube valve is supposed to stay open the whole time. It is not...
09-17-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By AndreyT

Good question... I wondered about that too. When...

Good question... I wondered about that too. When I insert my original insoles into my shoes, they appear to be a good fit, i.e. they seem to have nowhere to go. But once I start riding, the insole...
09-17-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By AndreyT

Well, that's what my question is about. I have a...

Well, that's what my question is about. I have a couple of spray cans of 3M 77 adhesive. And I'm wondering if this adhesive is appropriate for this application. Continuous periodic changes in...
09-17-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By AndreyT

If you mean both parts, then that would be way...

If you mean both parts, then that would be way too thick. I.e. it would create a bump.
09-17-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,595
Posted By AndreyT

Fair point. But what about airport PA systems at...

Fair point. But what about airport PA systems at boarding gates in US airports? The system itself is usually pretty poor, and combined with interference from people talking, other PA sources talking...
09-17-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By AndreyT

Non-permanent insole glue?

I notice that original insoles in my Sidi shoes tend to gradually slide backwards during long rides. This creates an unpleasant and annoying "ridge" (front edge of the insole) under my toes in front...
09-16-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By AndreyT

DT Swiss QR skewer - replacement nuts?

I like these DTSwiss QR skewers with re-positionable handle. However, as I just found out, it is quite easy to strip the thread in the external nut by overtightening the handle. The axle is steel,...
09-13-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By AndreyT

Is the chain length correct? If it is, adjust the...

Is the chain length correct? If it is, adjust the end adjust bolt to make the guide pulley to drop lower, per the manual.
09-06-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By AndreyT

It is not necessary. However, if you'll ever have...

It is not necessary. However, if you'll ever have to use a threaded CO2 inflator on such a valve, remember that the inflator thread will freeze itself to the core thread during the inflation process....
09-05-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By AndreyT

Interestingly enough, one of the pictures at your...

Interestingly enough, one of the pictures at your link actually show the tool being used for facing an adapter.
09-05-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,421
Posted By AndreyT

Sorry, but the practicality of the "skin suit"...

Sorry, but the practicality of the "skin suit" (i.e. tight cycling clothing) goes well beyond mere aerodynamics. I commute 7-8 miles (each way) every day. I ride hard and I arrive at my destination...
09-05-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,421
Posted By AndreyT

That's quite technically illiterate. "Going fast...

That's quite technically illiterate. "Going fast enough" refers to the ground speed of a cyclist, but aerodynamic effects are actually determined by their airspeed. These two speeds are very...
09-05-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,421
Posted By AndreyT

Is this a joke thread? The "shorts" that you...

Is this a joke thread?

The "shorts" that you mentioned are underwear. They are not really "shorts" at all, they are underpants. They are not supposed to be worn by themselves. They are...
09-03-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By AndreyT

Lowest setting means lowest setting. I.e. as low...

Lowest setting means lowest setting. I.e. as low as your specific wrench will go. "Zero" has nothing to do with it.

Also, if you get another wrench, pay attention to what it says in the manual....
09-03-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By AndreyT

Um... The immediately obvious approach is to hand...

Um... The immediately obvious approach is to hand wash it under a stream of water with a bit of soap. Always worked fine for me. Have you tried it?
09-02-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,850
Posted By AndreyT

As usual, statements that attempt to objectify...

As usual, statements that attempt to objectify "the science" make least sense of all.

"The science" says that wheel size does not matter at all. Everything else (e.g. rolling resistance, air drag,...
09-02-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By AndreyT

Replacement of a GXP bottom bracket is typically...

Replacement of a GXP bottom bracket is typically a very clean, fast and easy task. No need to do it in advance.
08-30-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By AndreyT

Does your headset have a traditional top cap and...

Does your headset have a traditional top cap and top bolt? If so, simply try to loosen (or even temporarily remove completely) the top cap and top bolt. Then test again to see whether the noise...
08-27-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By AndreyT

It is as "necessary" as the top cap is...

It is as "necessary" as the top cap is "necessary".

When you are just assembling your headset and your stem bolts are still loose, this spacer is necessary, of course. This spacer is what...
08-26-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,650
Posted By AndreyT

They are recruiting. It's a submarine.

They are recruiting. It's a submarine.
08-23-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,488
Posted By AndreyT

For 700c wheels: 50 front, 12 rear.

For 700c wheels: 50 front, 12 rear.
08-21-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By AndreyT

Punctures on the inner circumference of the tube...

Punctures on the inner circumference of the tube meant that you immediately checked the corresponding inner surface of the rim, right? Was the rim tape intact? Were there any sharp protrusions or...
08-13-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By AndreyT

???

???
07-16-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,970
Posted By AndreyT

"Pulling out of the parking lot"? Apparently...

"Pulling out of the parking lot"? Apparently excessive speed was not a factor. The only way to explain a death in that case is if she was distracted and simply drove over them after the collision....
07-09-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,642
Posted By AndreyT

Nope. The limiting factor torque-wise is (and has...

Nope. The limiting factor torque-wise is (and has always been) the diameter of the actual threaded part of the bolt. There's no need to change the design of the head.

The only case when the head...
06-26-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,712
Posted By AndreyT

I notice that Strava Heat Map highlights some...

I notice that Strava Heat Map highlights some extra unpaved trails that parallel Hwy 15 and reach both Baker and Barstow. But they are highlighted in pedestrian mode only, and go completely dark in...
06-21-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,611
Posted By AndreyT

Very interesting example of "bizarre logic". It...

Very interesting example of "bizarre logic". It basically implies that a virtually random person can "ask" for your money. And if you don't ask back for at least the same amount, you are liable to...
06-21-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,611
Posted By AndreyT

It is actually a very telling example of how...

It is actually a very telling example of how indoctrinatory regimes, like GB or USA, whip their victims into forced compliance with the regime's behavioral requirements, especially when it comes to...
06-03-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,712
Posted By AndreyT

Cycling to Zzyzx this time of year: possible? From where?

I've been entertaining the idea of cycling Zzyzx one of these days. Anyone tried it? It appears (judging by Google maps) that the road to Zzyzx from I-15 is passable for a gravel-CX kind of bike. But...
05-18-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By AndreyT

Ah, thank you. Now everything is clear.

Ah, thank you. Now everything is clear.
05-18-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By AndreyT

Germany" "roads" vs "pavements"?

Today's article on Euronews: https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/17/germany-legalises-e-scooters-but-bans-them-from-the-pavement

"The text approved by the Bundesrat on Friday enables battery-powered...
05-10-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By AndreyT

The question make little sense for being not...

The question make little sense for being not sufficiently specific. Pearl Izumi has a stratified product line and makes gear in all price ranges. Their upper-end stuff is above excellent and probably...
05-07-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,326
Posted By AndreyT

Your light is operating in PWM mode, which means...

Your light is operating in PWM mode, which means that it blinks rapidly, creating radio interference.

Many lights on the market use PWM only in reduced brightness modes (this is how you reduce...
04-09-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,013
Posted By AndreyT

I have been using a pair of Cateye Rapid 3 on my...

I have been using a pair of Cateye Rapid 3 on my seatstays for quite a while before switching to a USB-rechargeable Knog. The Cateye worked very well - nothing to complain about.
...
04-08-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,304
Posted By AndreyT

Saddle bag: 1. Spare tube. Mine is 700x32,...

Saddle bag:

1. Spare tube. Mine is 700x32, so it takes some space
2. Tire repair kit (small plastic box with patches, glue and sandpaper)
3. Tire levers (two)
4. Two 25g CO2 cartridges (again,...
04-05-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By AndreyT

This ^^^^ is actually the crucial detail that...

This ^^^^ is actually the crucial detail that must be clarified first. Until then this entire discussion is a pointless waste of time.

To the OP: When you tightened the seat collar, what happened...
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