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10-30-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By bikebikebike

Exactly what I was looking for. Google was just...

Exactly what I was looking for. Google was just getting me drowned in the Presta-to-Schrader ones.
Pricey, but I would have paid twice that for one, the other day.
The Alibab one, was too short for...
10-29-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By bikebikebike

Schrader stem to Presta pump adapter

I have a few Presta only pumps and occasionally need to pump up a Schrader valve.
Been searching for adapter but only able to find ones going the other way.
Any tips out there?
I fabbed one from a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,242
Posted By bikebikebike

I didn't hear him folding just to avoid theft,...

I didn't hear him folding just to avoid theft, but I sometimes fold to make it fit a bike rack better, and of course you can carry it inside, the likely best protection in risky spots.
Folding my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,242
Posted By bikebikebike

I totally agree. If it's a nice bike, it needs...

I totally agree. If it's a nice bike, it needs to be something I can toss over my shoulder. Or toss in the cart.
Here too, many places lack bike racks and even my REI puts the one they have in a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,242
Posted By bikebikebike

I will use a flimsy cable just to prevent hop on...

I will use a flimsy cable just to prevent hop on and ride offs while I pee or get coffee, but not for more than 5 min.
but a D lock for anything more. That's flat gambling. Not blaming , but really,...
10-26-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,424
Posted By bikebikebike

rydabent I don't hate 'em. But I do think they...

rydabent I don't hate 'em. But I do think they are overkill for many applications, adding complexity and cost.
Down hill racer with brake fade, sure.
I don't recall any caliper injuries, other than...
10-26-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,792
Posted By bikebikebike

Lezyne Road Drive, first use. New Conti tube....

Lezyne Road Drive, first use. New Conti tube. Pulled this valve core stunt. :-(
I like the pump action, but this was not called for
Caps for pump ends are also easiiy lost. New ones now part of the...
10-08-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 902
Posted By bikebikebike

Sorry for the ambiguity. As MUP infra structure...

Sorry for the ambiguity.
As MUP infra structure is being built out in TX cities and elsewhere,
they are having to confront the differing velocities of the users, that are a problem as on bigger...
10-08-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 902
Posted By bikebikebike

I am as competitive a biker as Peewee Herman. ...

I am as competitive a biker as Peewee Herman.
The Strava numbers are being used here to support the banning of ebikes on the MUP's.
There is a pushback on bikes as well, since speed limits are...
10-07-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,576
Posted By bikebikebike

Consumer HRM are built for convenience and...

Consumer HRM are built for convenience and economy.
Don't expect medical grade performance
10-07-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,088
Posted By bikebikebike

wayold get the Varia. Once you try it you will...

wayold get the Varia. Once you try it you will never ride without it.
10-07-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By bikebikebike

Get some Ebay leds and clear heat shrink or vinyl...

Get some Ebay leds and clear heat shrink or vinyl and your'e up and running for $15
09-23-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By bikebikebike

It's not just going to impact delivery drivers ...

It's not just going to impact delivery drivers
Insurers and Fire Marshalls are making insurance.coverage an issue ,
which will result in more banning from buildings an dgarages, which will not be...
09-23-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 872
Posted By bikebikebike

Throttles as a regulatory target .

Interesting article from Bike Portland concerning regulatory issues raised over abuse:

Dawn of the ‘throttle kids’
https://bikeportland.org/2022/07/25/daw ... ids-360265...
Forum: Recumbent
09-21-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By bikebikebike

Boom adjustment an chain tension

interesting thread on chain length made this a heads up
https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1258629-chain-too-long-why-make-shorter.html#post22654873
Where this may be a real issue is on...
09-21-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 862
Posted By bikebikebike

Where this may be a real non Pekinese issue is on...

Where this may be a real non Pekinese issue is on boom adjustable tadpole trikes.
Boom adjustment is like seat height there, and may produce a problem and cause distressing failure, when on a steep...
09-21-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By bikebikebike

Agree except where there is uneven rubber around...

Agree except where there is uneven rubber around the valve.
Failure at valve tire interface accounts for about 1in 15 of my tube failures, but that mat not be the mechanism
and s on older tubes as...
09-21-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By bikebikebike

2 alexk_il...

2 alexk_il (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/alexk_il-555407.html)
If your kid is young and anywhere as dumb as I was at that age
be careful,
as sharp rotor edges have amputated kid's fingers to...
09-21-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By bikebikebike

@ WOTWU...

@ WOTWU (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/wotwu-517740.html)
Do you just need a longer cap bolt?
They can be had.
Or drive out the "starnut" and put one in higher.
They are just tensioners, so...
09-19-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By bikebikebike

It's not about virtue signaling. it's about good...

It's not about virtue signaling. it's about good design.
Is it fun to go fast? duh.
Speed and safety are part of a complex algorithm, and there is a place on the curve that optimizes priorities....
09-15-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,424
Posted By bikebikebike

Drag brake? I like it. Had one on my bike...

Drag brake?
I like it.
Had one on my bike since I read about Hector at Troy
09-15-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By bikebikebike

Given the vast numbers of ebike tourers, I can...

Given the vast numbers of ebike tourers, I can see that they should be the foundation of transportation strategy. :lol:
Realize in the 20's there was a strong movement for cars to be speed governed...
09-15-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,871
Posted By bikebikebike

Or we could do something that works

10-15% of riders, and ebikers high among them, lack any sense of road or trail etiquette.
It is a PITA for the other 85% who don't ride like jerks to be regulated, but it avoids an all or nothing...
09-05-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By bikebikebike

@KPEN, Not trying to provoke , but I seldom see...

@KPEN, Not trying to provoke , but I seldom see folks "trying to beat a storm", mostly just clowning.
That's the case for speed limiting cars as a safety measure, as well.
Yeah, it's gonna keep you...
09-05-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,424
Posted By bikebikebike

They appear to have created a problem by using...

They appear to have created a problem by using bike parts.
If the wheel is removed the disc is vulnerable to being bent in transit, solid wheels and discs could be used
Who needs that kind of...
Forum: Recumbent
09-05-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,385
Posted By bikebikebike

Most of my pumps I picked up when the head failed...

Most of my pumps I picked up when the head failed and they got discarded. ( I am such a pack rat)
the cheap heads were about $2 from China fancy name brands ran about $20-25. SIlca were beautiful ,...
09-04-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By bikebikebike

Lots of bad data out there

Small wheel circumferences are not well represented on the charts and may have larger variances if not calibrated.
there are speed/cadence charts to get a quick check
If all your numbers line up,...
09-04-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By bikebikebike

Small wheel issue My Magene sensors for my...

Small wheel issue

My Magene sensors for my 20" cumbie that I have set up as a stationary trainer , give speed and distance wildly different from my PowerTab hub (Pro+)
This was brought out when I...
09-02-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,424
Posted By bikebikebike

Cuts from brake discs and Recall

a Stroller, the $600 All-Terrain RIDGE Jogging Stroller has been recalled by this CPSC for amputating a child's finger.
Apparently a child outside of the stroller got a finger into the brake disk of...
08-31-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By bikebikebike

Licensing cost of riders and bikes might be...

Licensing cost of riders and bikes might be offset by its impact on theft reduction and an anticipated improvement in safety with injury reduction.
Discount or tax offset could provide incentive ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By bikebikebike

I have been doing business with REI since they...

I have been doing business with REI since they sold ice axes out of the garage.
Love'em but have to admit as a big box store they are not getting it together and half my purchases or trips to the...
08-24-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By bikebikebike

appreciate your reply. I agree that the...

appreciate your reply.
I agree that the differential selective application of the law has been used as oppression.
I am seeing the police sort of self defunding with reduced enforcement globally,...
08-23-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,675
Posted By bikebikebike

Blinking lights will disrupt saccadic scanning...

Blinking lights will disrupt saccadic scanning and make you substantially more visible by their sheer disruptive effect.
Sorry if it annoys
It is supposed to.
pointing it so it's not in somebody's...
08-23-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By bikebikebike

The unfortunate consequence of the NACTO...

The unfortunate consequence of the NACTO proposals would be the withdrawal of of police enforcement of all ordinances regulating bicycle use for fear of profiling.
If bicycles are going to share the...
08-20-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By bikebikebike

Slime on old tubes

I have some old tubes with Slime that I was going to carry as spares.
I needed to pull the Schrader stem to deflate them to roll up
I like to use things to the point of exhaustion, but do these...
07-24-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,391
Posted By bikebikebike

Great data and references. Many good links inside...

Great data and references. Many good links inside
Since security is a big part of encouraging implementation, action on this is a critical part of infrastructure.
QUOTE: DutchNews.nl:
Some Dutch...
07-23-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By bikebikebike

check tension and chainline TURN OFF BIKE ...

check tension and chainline
TURN OFF BIKE

Above Typed with my remaining fingers
07-23-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By bikebikebike

Yes a law is only as good as its...

Yes
a law is only as good as its implementation.
So is character and honor.
It's why we are having issues
07-23-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By bikebikebike

They seem spec'ed out pretty nicely , but at $4K...

They seem spec'ed out pretty nicely , but at $4K should not be giving a service issue
Serviceability could be a big deal on a small run exotic proprietary style
07-23-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,344
Posted By bikebikebike

Servicability is absent in most of the country ...

Servicability is absent in most of the country
DIY is the norm
It would be interesting to have data on number and distribution of eBike designs
07-21-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,866
Posted By bikebikebike

Hard hat reflective covers are cheap convenient...

Hard hat reflective covers are cheap convenient and effective and easy to come by
Reasonably aesthetic
1+ for reflective vests in HiViz
07-21-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,200
Posted By bikebikebike

Euopean Standard lights control the beam. ...

Euopean Standard lights control the beam.
Americans are just stupid about this. Europeans know a lot more about working together
Cars with poorly aimed and undimmed lights, same issue
DRL improve...
07-21-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,888
Posted By bikebikebike

Happens to joggers as well, for wallet and...

Happens to joggers as well, for wallet and cellphone.
And there are simple attacks
I ride very early , given the summer heat here, and MUP attacks have gone up for trivial monetary value and...
07-21-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,391
Posted By bikebikebike

The theft issue is just an extension of poor bike...

The theft issue is just an extension of poor bike infrastructure in general.
Contrast this to the Dutch who are usually quite comfortable with the simple wheel lock.

The insurance companies avoid...
07-21-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,234
Posted By bikebikebike

Ditto France Cycling is a marker for thoughtful...

Ditto France
Cycling is a marker for thoughtful transportation infrastructure and cooperation
We mock German cooperation and respect for order, but they do that because they're better at working...
07-21-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,336
Posted By bikebikebike

There are several industries that exist this...

There are several industries that exist this "empathy gap". DUI attorneys, police , pols, car manufacturers
We see this when cites are built around cars and consumerism.
The system works as it is...
Forum: Texas
07-19-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,715
Posted By bikebikebike

The bridge over 75 proceeds apace, but still for...

The bridge over 75 proceeds apace, but still for the life of me I can't see why it was a big deal to cross under Central at Northaven, between Royal and Forest.
? maybe homeless camps, but really I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By bikebikebike

My first wheel build was to put a 3X9 hub into a...

My first wheel build was to put a 3X9 hub into a 20" wheel.
Small wheels are easy.
Took part of an evening , but was easy, if you have ever trued a wheel before.
Be careful with spoke length, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,242
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks from initial pic it looked similar, but...

Thanks from initial pic it looked similar, but the Montague pivots on the seat tube, and Fuji uses the seat tube to lock the fold.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/551198441881485066/
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,242
Posted By bikebikebike

Is this a rebadged Fuji folder?

Is this a rebadged Fuji folder?
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