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Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 26,548
Posted By robertorolfo

Had to wear a suit to work this morning (not...

Had to wear a suit to work this morning (not typical for me these days), and rode the first block before I realized that my pant leg (it's an older suit, so a little baggier than current style) was...
06-14-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,086
Posted By GlennR

Do you have a "safe" word?

Do you have a "safe" word?
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 710
Posted By chas58

Clearly you chose the wrong wheel builder years...

Clearly you chose the wrong wheel builder years ago...

On the other hand, my bikes with disk brakes look just as bad - but that is because disk brakes make it easier to ride in crappy conditions.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 710
Posted By clengman

The wheels aren't always spinning, at which point...

The wheels aren't always spinning, at which point gravity takes over and the dingy water drips down to wherever it's going to go?

I have brake dust e'erywhere.
06-12-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,744
Posted By 257 roberts

Good post, I walked a beat downtown when I...

Good post, I walked a beat downtown when I started my LEO career and it was great community interaction (even responded to a bank robbery on foot ) but it was a different world back in the late...
06-12-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,744
Posted By Maelochs

Look at it from another angle---police forces...

Look at it from another angle---police forces choose MTBs, so why?

Id wager it is because they frequently don't succeed through speed, and are quick enough when speed is needed.

A strong rider...
06-11-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,435
Posted By TiHabanero

"Our self proclaimed geniuses present 'strategy'...

"Our self proclaimed geniuses present 'strategy' is a short and long term losing game for all. Even most in his party, the party of "free trade" https://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/lol.gif...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,125
Posted By surlygurly

Seeing other cyclists commuting. It reminds me...

Seeing other cyclists commuting. It reminds me that there are a lot of us around here who are doing it! It's a bit of a community feel, I guess!
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,193
Posted By Kojak

I've skimmed through thread, and now I need a...

I've skimmed through thread, and now I need a drink... holy cow.

Okay, so I haven't worked for Schwalbe for a few years now but unless there has been profound changes at the company (not likely),...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,193
Posted By no motor?

Where's Kojak when we need him? He used to work...

Where's Kojak when we need him? He used to work for one of the big bicycle tire companies and should know the answers to these questions.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,193
Posted By no motor?

I'm with you (again), I had thought the width was...

I'm with you (again), I had thought the width was measured at the widest part of the tire when mounted on a standard rim, and the standard for one company may not be the same as anothers (that's how...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,193
Posted By trailmix

I think he is the reason the ignore function was...

I think he is the reason the ignore function was created.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,193
Posted By RubeRad

wow, acid even managed to spread his acid to the...

wow, acid even managed to spread his acid to the normally placid noglider. sad.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,193
Posted By noglider

Heh. That is what I read a few years ago, and the...

Heh. That is what I read a few years ago, and the practice might have changed.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 01:07 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,193
Posted By noglider

Has anyone ever convinced you that you're wrong...

Has anyone ever convinced you that you're wrong by saying "your wrong" or even "you're wrong?" It's not a very good argument method.

I have more experience than you do. I've fixed thousands of...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,193
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I have been using Marathon HS 420 or the their...

I have been using Marathon HS 420 or the their earlier models of this line touring/city tires such as HS 308 in 47-622 for over 22 years. I haven't had a flat tire while riding in over a decade. I...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,193
Posted By noglider

Skipjacks, either of the tires you asked about...

Skipjacks, either of the tires you asked about should satisfy you, and if not, yippee, another opportunity to try new tires. The Vittoria might be nice, too. Those are three of the best brands.
Forum: Commuting
06-08-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,193
Posted By noglider

As von Neumann said, in theory, there's no...

As von Neumann said, in theory, there's no difference between theory and practice, but in practice, there is.

Those of us who have more experience than you, and we do exist, know that the tire's...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,230
Posted By rumrunn6

but you have bidets :thumb:

but you have bidets :thumb:
06-07-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By Retro Grouch

I've worked on lots of bikes that had improperly...

I've worked on lots of bikes that had improperly dished wheels. That would drive me crazy. The fix is to loosen all the non drive side spokes 1/2 turn and then tighten the drive side spokes 1/2...
06-07-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By JohnDThompson

It is possible that the wheel is not properly...

It is possible that the wheel is not properly dished or the frame is out of alignment. If you put the wheel in the frame backwards (cogs on the non-drive side), is the offset still there (same...
06-07-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By Last ride 76

Yes, could be one of two reasons, incorrect dish...

Yes, could be one of two reasons, incorrect dish (as mentioned above) or incorrect spacer placement on axle. Clearances of cassette and accurate measurements per Sheldon Brown or some other visual...
06-07-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,582
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

But effective, as it rounded up the usual scolds...

But effective, as it rounded up the usual scolds and would-be BF censors to post their usual banal, too clever/cute responses.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,193
Posted By trailmix

Haha, I have had him on ignore for years. I...

Haha, I have had him on ignore for years. I realized that his sole purpose on this forum is to derail other people's threads.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,193
Posted By RubeRad

?? With a history of 11K posts, you should be...

?? With a history of 11K posts, you should be able to see that this thread is like 75th percentile for staying on topic.

Anyways, Kedosto yes, thanks for the excellent writeup. Any idea whether...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,193
Posted By Kedosto

The Top Contact II's mount with ease. They are...

The Top Contact II's mount with ease. They are folding bead tires, so they can be a bit floppy with the first mount but with subsequent remounts they hold their shape. I've always found wider tires...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,193
Posted By Kedosto

Wow, did this one spin outta control there for a...

Wow, did this one spin outta control there for a bit. It looks like I’m the only guy around with actual experience with both tires. Well, not EXACTLY the HS 420 but the full (5mm) thickness...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,193
Posted By alan s

The tire bead size is usually very accurate, but...

The tire bead size is usually very accurate, but the tire width, which the OP is primarily concerned with, and the tire height, can vary based on tire design, manufacturing tolerances and rim...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,193
Posted By no motor?

Michelin used to make car tires that only fit on...

Michelin used to make car tires that only fit on metric sized rims (TRX was the designation), and their car tires were harder to mount since they were just a little smaller than the other brands. You...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,125
Posted By no motor?

I took a different route to work today and got...

I took a different route to work today and got there faster than expected. Partly due to not having to stop for a couple of lights that changed in my favor before I got there, and that doesn't happen...
06-02-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By tyrion

The ISO tire spec is confusing and I still don't...

The ISO tire spec is confusing and I still don't understand it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_5775

If you go to the above page and search for "37-622" you'll see a tire with that spec would...
06-02-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By DrIsotope

Continental 0101414: 37-622 28 x 1 3/8 x 1 5/8...

Continental 0101414: 37-622 28 x 1 3/8 x 1 5/8 black/black Skin Reflex 3/180 520g
Continental 0101412: 37-622 28 x 1 3/8 x 1 5/8 black/black Skin 3/180 520g
Continental 0101635: 37-622 28 x 1 3/8 x...
05-29-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,757
Posted By Darth Lefty

The best bicycle for that road ...

The best bicycle for that road

http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Dollarphotoclub_62914759-Compressed.jpg...
05-28-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,644
Posted By 308jerry

I give the tire dealer heck all the time, they...

I give the tire dealer heck all the time, they drive around on weekends throwing out drywall/deck screws......... Think about it... Lol
05-28-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,577
Posted By canklecat

Yup. I've used the Continental Speed Rides...

Yup. I've used the Continental Speed Rides (700x42 nominal, closer to 38 wide) and Conti Sport Contact II in 700x32 on the same bike on and off over the past couple of years.

The Speed Rides are...
05-27-19, 01:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,401
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

At the Hotel California you can check out any...

At the Hotel California you can check out any time you want, but you can never leave...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,125
Posted By 2bridges1bike

Getting safely to my destination. I live in nyc...

Getting safely to my destination. I live in nyc and commute through three boros. I see more crazy stuff in a single ride than any commuter should have to put up with in a year.
05-24-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,550
Posted By bikeme

Just, wow.

This forum seems to have a few know-it-all, snarky bullies on it that make it unpleasant to use. It's no surprise, forums of all topics have them. In response, I will no longer engage them and...
05-24-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,710
Posted By hillyman

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I always carry a Batman flashlight with me. Anyone know how to use during the day?
05-24-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,710
Posted By Bent Bill

Yep now I remember why I had not participated on...

Yep now I remember why I had not participated on this site for the last 5 years
If the left wingers stick your heads in the sand make it someone elses problem people
dont like a thread they get it...
05-23-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,710
Posted By wgscott

Have you tried dousing them with gasoline and...

Have you tried dousing them with gasoline and setting them on fire?

Beheading is also quite effective, especially when you impale the severed head on a spike for the others to see.

You should...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 26,548
Posted By mgw4jc

Sounds like a crazy fast storm in Indy last...

Sounds like a crazy fast storm in Indy last Friday. A decade or so ago I had a tree fall in my yard and crush a swing set. Because it hit something, homeowner's insurance paid for the removal of the...
05-17-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,007
Posted By livedarklions

Here's a totally wild guess--they offer a lot of...

Here's a totally wild guess--they offer a lot of triples because people buy a lot of triples.

Since we can't discuss the merits of triples, guess that about covers the entire topic, right?
Forum: Commuting
05-17-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 26,548
Posted By Darth Lefty

arsprod Skipjacks yikes, you guys!

arsprod Skipjacks yikes, you guys!
Forum: Commuting
05-17-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,922,531
Posted By medic75

Thanks, but there is no need to honor us. We get...

Thanks, but there is no need to honor us. We get up and go to work just like everybody else. Most kids have dreams of what they want to be when they grow up and some are lucky enough to have those...
05-16-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,221
Posted By mjac

Isn't that the truth.Trying to highlight some...

Isn't that the truth.Trying to highlight some really malicious behavior that could be potentially dangerous and you get repeatedly called a Racist because you described who did it Highjacking the...
05-16-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,221
Posted By mjac

Thanks to guess who.

Thanks to guess who.
05-16-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,210
Posted By hillyman

Yea depends on age and bike here. I wouldnt go to...

Yea depends on age and bike here. I wouldnt go to a bike shop at any age unless they proved a lot of interest. A $100 bike laying on its side in the yard is better than a $1,000 one.
05-16-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By EGBigelo

I think if you get the right set of platforms you...

I think if you get the right set of platforms you won't need to worry about toe clips. There are many cheap platform pedals, but you get what you pay for usually. I go with the Raceface Chester...
05-16-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,221
Posted By mjac

No

No, wrong again. I gave an accurate and honest description of exactly what happened. You have no right to assume what my motives were. That is you're assumption based on no logic or reasoning. Do not...
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