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11-23-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,430
Posted By tessellahedron

I think you're passing up a great opportunity....

I think you're passing up a great opportunity. Getting the right cones seems like the hardest part. Can you leave your wheel at the shop and tell them to call you when they have it sorted out and...
11-22-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,430
Posted By tessellahedron

I decided to wear a helmet to the store today....

I decided to wear a helmet to the store today. You guys kinda freaked me out and while I really can't live without risk I'm not completely crazy. As I was on the way there, maybe 8-10mph (normal...
11-05-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,430
Posted By tessellahedron

I already need to get a new grocery bike but I'm...

I already need to get a new grocery bike but I'm not gonna stop riding this one until i do or it becomes un-rideable. I've had my gravel bike for 2 months and already flipped it twice. No big deal,...
11-04-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,430
Posted By tessellahedron

That was the plan. I even ordered a hacksaw with...

That was the plan. I even ordered a hacksaw with the axle (which did show up).

I'm really learning towards replacing the bike now because I think even with a new rear wheel it's not going to be...
11-03-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,430
Posted By tessellahedron

I was finding them on Amazon but the key seems to...

I was finding them on Amazon but the key seems to be knowing how to read the descriptions. Many sellers measure incorrectly or include incomplete info so its good to know what exists and what...
11-03-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,430
Posted By tessellahedron

Probably true, at least if you like your friends....

Probably true, at least if you like your friends. :lol:

I suggest posting your bike in the valuations thread and asking for opinions.

I thought I had a real gem in this 70s schwinn 10-speed. I...
11-03-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,430
Posted By tessellahedron

I have no car and in a town of 1200 people, no...

I have no car and in a town of 1200 people, no freecycle or craigslist. I heard there's a Facebook group but I hate Facebook.

I have to go to Denver at some point so that might actually work if...
11-03-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,430
Posted By tessellahedron

I ordered the axle on August 17th but it never...

I ordered the axle on August 17th but it never arrived. I checked the tracking number every day and finally had to just get a refund because it never showed.

the temporary repairs worked about as...
08-30-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,252
Posted By tessellahedron

there's a big difference between burning...

there's a big difference between burning petroleum and using/reusing petroleum based resins.

how will animals and fish eat my plastic bags? I already told you I don't litter, the bags are rolled...
08-30-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,252
Posted By tessellahedron

Polyethylene isn't toxic, unless you're talking...

Polyethylene isn't toxic, unless you're talking about micro particles that can fill an animal's digestive tract.

I don't see bags decomposing from uv or being eaten by animals in my pantry...
08-30-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,252
Posted By tessellahedron

How is it so hard not to litter? My bags always...

How is it so hard not to litter? My bags always have something in them or are rolled into tight balls in my pantry.

I have enough trouble remembering to actually use coupons I take, much less the...
08-30-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,252
Posted By tessellahedron

Those are gorgeous bikes. Worth investing in good...

Those are gorgeous bikes. Worth investing in good baskets.
08-30-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,252
Posted By tessellahedron

1. Forgot them at home 2. Forgot them in the...

1. Forgot them at home
2. Forgot them in the car
3. Made an unplanned stop
4. Want bags to reuse
5. Empty plastic bags are lighter and more compact
6. No one had been able to explain the why...
08-29-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,203
Posted By tessellahedron

I can't remember if I've actually done this or if...

I can't remember if I've actually done this or if it was a suggestion I heard but you can cut patches.

I guess the trick is to use good scissors and turn them so the patch is sliced diagonally,...
08-29-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,203
Posted By tessellahedron

And that bike has a broken axle and a cracked...

And that bike has a broken axle and a cracked bearing cup in the right side of the rear flange! I recently started researching to buy a new one.

It sounds like tubeless tires will absolutely be...
08-29-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,203
Posted By tessellahedron

I got sick of kits, and you can definitely build...

I got sick of kits, and you can definitely build your own.

If you search tire repair cement on Amazon you'll find cans for around $10. Auto parts stores, at least NAPA, carry the same size cans...
08-29-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,622
Posted By tessellahedron

Yeah, last year I only rode right at sunset and...

Yeah, last year I only rode right at sunset and after. This summer I've been getting up at 5 or 6 am to get home before the wind and heat ruin the ride.
08-29-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,252
Posted By tessellahedron

I've always re-used or recycled them. I was...

I've always re-used or recycled them. I was mainly pissed about the ban because I had to buy trash bags in addition to the ****** paper bags they overcharged me for, per local statute. I still don't...
08-29-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,622
Posted By tessellahedron

I think you're talking about mywindsock.com . ...

I think you're talking about mywindsock.com . Looked like a great site but I couldn't get it to work, and at least for me, once the ride's over I have a hard time caring.

The chaotic wind you...
08-29-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,622
Posted By tessellahedron

Wow, neat looking site. I'll definitely explore...

Wow, neat looking site. I'll definitely explore the features when I compare wind data sites. Thank you.

This morning I confirmed something I had observed and been confused by previously. If I'm...
08-29-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,252
Posted By tessellahedron

I've seen those folding baskets and I agree,...

I've seen those folding baskets and I agree, they're really nice.

The bags in the photo are from dollar general and the family market. Those are the only places to buy groceries in this county. ...
08-29-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,203
Posted By tessellahedron

I installed liners last night and am about to...

I installed liners last night and am about to ride. Hopefully they're centered, I can never tell.

Unfortunately the tires I inflated to 70psi shortly before midnight read 50psi and 23psi just now...
08-28-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,203
Posted By tessellahedron

After patching the 7 flats I noticed the front...

After patching the 7 flats I noticed the front was flat again too. I only found one hole, but when I went back and tested the patched tubes I found another one. The back tube that had three punctures...
08-28-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,203
Posted By tessellahedron

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/img_20220828_105609_5_74a95cd58d7ebe7591efe24325b86d174bdb2c06.jpg
State Line Ditch road, technically in Nebraska. Gatorskins at lower...
08-28-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,622
Posted By tessellahedron

I took a video but you can barely hear me talking...

I took a video but you can barely hear me talking at all over the wind, and I can't figure out how to post it anyway. My phone sucks, it took 8 shots to get a 360, but here they are. This is where I...
08-28-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,203
Posted By tessellahedron

Why don't you lick it? When I'm patching indoors...

Why don't you lick it? When I'm patching indoors and find the hole with my ear or cheek, I touch the very tip of my tongue to the hole. It makes an oval of saliva that will dry from center out if...
08-28-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,252
Posted By tessellahedron

that's not a picture of the test, just the setup...

that's not a picture of the test, just the setup (seriously?). I took it 8 blocks. You are correct about the bags, the white ones are much thicker and stronger than yellow.

I once got an entire...
08-28-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,252
Posted By tessellahedron

the picture was taken prior to testing. Those are...

the picture was taken prior to testing. Those are used bags. The point is to push the limit and none failed so I apparently under loaded them (but in reality it's just not that serious).

I know...
08-28-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,252
Posted By tessellahedron

bags do have to be loaded correctly or double...

bags do have to be loaded correctly or double bagged. The bags I tested were loaded pretty heavy to exceed real world use. I did this for years on a mountain bike with the bags on my shoulders, arms...
08-27-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 474
Posted By tessellahedron

Since you're using vials too what's your...

Since you're using vials too what's your applicator?

1ml is more than enough for one patch right?
08-27-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 474
Posted By tessellahedron

finally someone else who thinks analytically! ...

finally someone else who thinks analytically!

I see what you're saying about the size of the opening, but that's with the top off. I've been looking at drying rate as function of the ratio of...
08-27-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,252
Posted By tessellahedron

I did exactly that today! But I bought too much...

I did exactly that today! But I bought too much canned food and it all fit in the backpack (I spend the same dollar amount each week), leaving me nothing to test with.

I filled some test bags at...
08-27-22, 02:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 474
Posted By tessellahedron

I ordered some tiny vials (2ml I think) with...

I ordered some tiny vials (2ml I think) with orifice reducers. I considered the roller ball or eye dropper vials (they make them that small!) But the minimum order was 25 and I only wanted 5 or 6....
08-27-22, 02:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,252
Posted By tessellahedron

I have like 10 of those bags. They give them away...

I have like 10 of those bags. They give them away at promotional events for universities and local governments, bike fairs, stuff like that. They're excellent bags for their purpose. The strings and...
08-26-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,622
Posted By tessellahedron

finally another useful suggestion, thank you! ...

finally another useful suggestion, thank you!

my hearing sucks but with practice maybe I could do it. I will try.

so far all I've noticed is that when I'm going fast and it's really calm...
08-26-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,622
Posted By tessellahedron

you must also know why I learned that in college...

you must also know why I learned that in college less than 20 years ago then. Care to share?
08-26-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,622
Posted By tessellahedron

sure but the power would be hella negative, just...

sure but the power would be hella negative, just like coasting down the road they built on Everest. I have no idea what the actual power meter would show you. Non military GPS systems are slightly...
08-26-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,622
Posted By tessellahedron

For those invisible hills you're absolutely right!

For those invisible hills you're absolutely right!
08-26-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By tessellahedron

the more I research this the more convinced I am...

the more I research this the more convinced I am that those directions are atypical. It's the only place I've seen tire prep buffing fluid or a formal stitching tool used on a bicycle inner tube....
08-26-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,252
Posted By tessellahedron

Oh it does fit, I'm just really lazy and feel...

Oh it does fit, I'm just really lazy and feel like a dummy every time I spend time watching the cashier load my bags, to go outside and reload them in my backpack, to get home and unload it. Plus I...
08-26-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By tessellahedron

good point! I find those on the road once or...

good point! I find those on the road once or twice a year. The last one had a ratchet on it.

but what about a couple co2 cylinders? I assumed they were too round but if a socket works then maybe...
08-26-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,252
Posted By tessellahedron

there is no bucket on the drops. It's too hard to...

there is no bucket on the drops. It's too hard to ride.
this bike is my only transportation.
the bags do swing but for less than a mile from the store to my apartment I can handle it, as long as...
08-25-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,252
Posted By tessellahedron

The old mountain bike had a rack with panniers,...

The old mountain bike had a rack with panniers, so when I got groceries I'd fill those and then put a few bags on the handlebars. Tricky steering but no problems.

now my teen speed is set up the...
08-25-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,622
Posted By tessellahedron

This is really flat, open country on the edge of...

This is really flat, open country on the edge of the great plains. I've noticed those effects in town but as soon as I leave it's more predictable.
the direction forecast is very likely to be...
08-25-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,622
Posted By tessellahedron

I checked and any type of power meter is going to...

I checked and any type of power meter is going to be over the budget I'd picked for an anemometer.

the average mobile phone contains enough sensors to build a basic missile guidance system. Maybe...
08-25-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,622
Posted By tessellahedron

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/360x360/aeropod_a0b5b164_9a48_45ce_b984_3cb11095dbe7_360x_81ed25c68735b71bedc0a3bb2b5f73206fd5ed08.jpg
08-25-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,622
Posted By tessellahedron

On mywindsock.com they talk about virtual...

On mywindsock.com they talk about virtual mountains. That's exactly what I mean.
08-25-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,622
Posted By tessellahedron

https://notio.ai/products/notio-ride-tracker ...

https://notio.ai/products/notio-ride-tracker
https://velocomp.com/collections/power-meters
https://cdacrr.blogspot.com/
https://www.instructables.com/Biking-Headwind-Monitor/

now you know as...
08-25-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,622
Posted By tessellahedron

you're taking about a different type of power...

you're taking about a different type of power meter. I only researched handlebar mounted devices because the others clearly wouldn't have a wind reading. The only crank based one I saw was a really...
08-25-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,622
Posted By tessellahedron

exactly my point. For $299 (up to $600) the...

exactly my point. For $299 (up to $600) the consumer should have access to everything, but that doesn't mean they do. I don't have $299 for it anyway. Power pods has a competitor in the same price...
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