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Forum: Commuting
09-17-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 286,882
Posted By RubeRad

I imagine, since it can't be pleasant to be...

I imagine, since it can't be pleasant to be taking a nice walk while holding a bag with a warm turd in it, some people leave them on the side of the road and pick them up on the way back
Forum: Commuting
09-14-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 286,882
Posted By RubeRad

I don't understand this. When I come across a...

I don't understand this. When I come across a thread that doesn't interest me, I move on.
08-18-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21,262
Views: 4,049,028
Posted By RubeRad

Amazing, that must the recommended chainring...

Amazing, that must the recommended chainring setup when using that crank for BMX applications
08-17-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,455
Posted By RubeRad

I'm a middle-aged man with limited power. But...

I'm a middle-aged man with limited power. But cranks and leverage and physics can't tell the difference between power applied at 3 and 9 o-clock, and the weight of a fat ass applied at 12 o clock
07-28-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21,262
Views: 4,049,028
Posted By RubeRad

They're stainless steel bolts, so I don't think...

They're stainless steel bolts, so I don't think so. You could superglue diamonds in there though (and you probably should as a security measure, otherwise any passing bike aficionado with a hex...
07-15-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21,262
Views: 4,049,028
Posted By RubeRad

Three wrong photos?

Three wrong photos?
Forum: Commuting
07-01-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 11,983,748
Posted By RubeRad

lol I did notice the tires, the gumwall adds a...

lol I did notice the tires, the gumwall adds a lot of class and character, but I figured Maxxis being a big brand they can't be all that expensive. You could save up your nickels and dimes and get a...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 11,983,748
Posted By RubeRad

You gotta love it when 90% of the value of the...

You gotta love it when 90% of the value of the bike is Saddle/bag and Grips
Forum: Commuting
06-26-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 11,983,748
Posted By RubeRad

Yes it's quite normal; it's also quite common to...

Yes it's quite normal; it's also quite common to get a vintage/old mountain bike with a fully rigid frame, and use that for commuting, since it's so sturdy for potholes and rough roads.
06-06-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By RubeRad

It was the pedal(s). Took me about a month to get...

It was the pedal(s). Took me about a month to get around to testing a swap, but I noticed right away the swapped-in pedals feel smoother, and no noise.

Rotating the spindle of the noisy pedal by...
05-12-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,529
Posted By RubeRad

Update: one of my favorite youtube educational...

Update: one of my favorite youtube educational creators (3Blue1Brown) is Brave-Verified, so that's where all my BAT tips will be going for now. (Again, this is not about me and my piddly tips, it's...
05-12-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By RubeRad

I do, I just have to take them off another bike....

I do, I just have to take them off another bike. Just adds another couple minutes to the swap. Plan to do that today actually
05-11-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By RubeRad

It could well be loose, but wouldn't that make a...

It could well be loose, but wouldn't that make a noise that is dependent on what cog I'm on, not always synced to pedal stroke?
05-10-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By RubeRad

last night I had time to flip the bike and drip...

last night I had time to flip the bike and drip some chain lube around Brooks frame metal contact areas, and double-check chainring bolts were tight (they were). No change to the Click.

Not riding...
05-09-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21,262
Views: 4,049,028
Posted By RubeRad

Lock a can of coke in there, and you've DOUBLED...

Lock a can of coke in there, and you've DOUBLED your investment!
05-09-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By RubeRad

Yup, that's why I bought sno-seal...

Yup, that's why I bought sno-seal (https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/632911-brooks-saddles-alternativ-proofide.html) instead
05-09-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By RubeRad

I can feel it, but not strong enough for me to...

I can feel it, but not strong enough for me to get the impression that it's the pedal. But I can def test a pedal swap, see if it goes away.


Good thought, I do have a rather wonky little ring,...
05-09-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By RubeRad

wow I will look into that. I got the brooks used,...

wow I will look into that. I got the brooks used, on a bike I bought, I've never done anything with it. I have a jar of sno-seal I could apply, and I can try to figure out if there are metal parts...
05-09-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By RubeRad

Trying to 'feel' where the click is coming from...

Trying to 'feel' where the click is coming from in my feet, I get the impression it is the BB/chainring area. If it were the pedals it seems like I'd feel it stronger in my feet, if it was the...
05-09-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By RubeRad

Tell me more about that -- I do have a Brooks.

Tell me more about that -- I do have a Brooks.
05-09-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By RubeRad

Click

While on a 60+ mile day of riding Saturday, I developed a click. It's usually at the bottom of my right pedal stroke, and as long as I am JRA casually (cruising about 10mph on the flats), it is every...
Forum: Northeast
04-30-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By RubeRad

Thanks all for useful suggestions. No car, so...

Thanks all for useful suggestions. No car, so he'd have to reconnoiter by bike. I also think he should consider moving; he's just renting a room and according to CL could easily find a similar...
Forum: Northeast
04-29-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By RubeRad

thx for offering your insight, I had no idea it...

thx for offering your insight, I had no idea it was completely private thing

Maybe is there a mod that can move this thread into the mid-Atlantic sub-group for me?
Forum: Northeast
04-27-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By RubeRad

East Coast Greenway in Baltimore?

Hey all, my son in Baltimore might be getting a job that would require him to get from where he lives in Hampden, out to Hopkins/Bayview. I was researching bikable routes, and I see there's this...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 11,983,748
Posted By RubeRad

nice 3-point perspective!

nice 3-point perspective!
Forum: Commuting
04-21-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 11,983,748
Posted By RubeRad

And I assume frame/fork :innocent: You might...

And I assume frame/fork :innocent:

You might consider moving those shifters from the bar-end to Retroshift/Gevenalle levers, that's how I did my CrossCheck
04-11-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21,262
Views: 4,049,028
Posted By RubeRad

Downtube is cool too. I'm a sucker for...

Downtube is cool too. I'm a sucker for checkerboard patterns. I've always liked Chicago PD hats and Kentucky basketball uniforms
04-08-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,315
Posted By RubeRad

I don't know about the OP's I-280 situation, but...

I don't know about the OP's I-280 situation, but here near my house it is allowed for bikes to ride on I-15 between the W Bernardo/Pomerado and Via Rancho/Bear Valley exits over Lake Hodges. There is...
03-31-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 206,439
Posted By RubeRad

On my CrossCheck (which I built up from...

On my CrossCheck (which I built up from frameset), I never got up the nerve to cut the fork. For a while I just had spacers above the bars. But then I Fredded out and just moved the bars up top.
03-31-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 206,439
Posted By RubeRad

I have a CrossCheck and the front fork was happy...

I have a CrossCheck and the front fork was happy to accept a Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 700x50 (that tire also squeezed into the back, but it was tight, there was plenty of room in the fork)
03-01-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21,262
Views: 4,049,028
Posted By RubeRad

lol I didn't even realize that's what that was! I...

lol I didn't even realize that's what that was! I saw that and thought 'what is that, a fender attachment point?'
02-18-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21,262
Views: 4,049,028
Posted By RubeRad

quite surprising the tires haven't dry-rotted...

quite surprising the tires haven't dry-rotted away to dust
02-12-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 418,359
Posted By RubeRad

My guess was they were tent poles, or from tent...

My guess was they were tent poles, or from tent pole replacement/repair kits
02-01-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,067
Posted By RubeRad

OK, I get where you're coming from then

OK, I get where you're coming from then
02-01-22, 01:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,067
Posted By RubeRad

OK, so you said 'twist', which implies to me like...

OK, so you said 'twist', which implies to me like the pistons are rotating as they move in and out. They say and show what I would call just 'flex', and then as the pads wear, tiny amounts of 'slip'...
01-31-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,067
Posted By RubeRad

Really? that's interesting. Do you know of a...

Really? that's interesting. Do you know of a video that gives a visualization of this?
01-31-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,067
Posted By RubeRad

Hmm, I hadn't heard of that 'wandering bite...

Hmm, I hadn't heard of that 'wandering bite point' problem. I came to Shimano hydraulic brand loyalty after struggling with the 'turkey gobble' on some avid brakes.
01-31-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,067
Posted By RubeRad

Yes, I did advise him the first thing to try is...

Yes, I did advise him the first thing to try is to spend a minute or two frantically working the lever while the bike is upright. I think he had just had the bike sideways in the car to get to the...
01-31-22, 12:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,067
Posted By RubeRad

Are you saying one of those little pieces would...

Are you saying one of those little pieces would screw into the fluid port and allow the funnel to screw in? I don't want to buy a whole bleed kit (my friend probably wouldn't either). If it's not...
01-30-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,067
Posted By RubeRad

Question: I was riding with a friend yesterday,...

Question: I was riding with a friend yesterday, and he was complaining of his brake levers traveling too far. I told him he should burp them. They are hydraulics that take mineral oil, but they are...
01-29-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21,262
Views: 4,049,028
Posted By RubeRad

I wouldn't say so, she's skinny, but her arms and...

I wouldn't say so, she's skinny, but her arms and legs are not bony
01-26-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21,262
Views: 4,049,028
Posted By RubeRad

For a house, my understanding is, you make money...

For a house, my understanding is, you make money if you fix stuff up, like if you spend $10K to renovate your kitchen, the potential sales price increases by $20K.

But not so with bikes this guy...
01-24-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21,262
Views: 4,049,028
Posted By RubeRad

Now I see the wacky!

Now I see the wacky!
01-24-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21,262
Views: 4,049,028
Posted By RubeRad

dude, you could carry up to 2 cell phones in...

dude, you could carry up to 2 cell phones in there!
01-24-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21,262
Views: 4,049,028
Posted By RubeRad

Is that a replica PeeWee Herman bike? And what's...

Is that a replica PeeWee Herman bike? And what's that stainless rod on the downtube?
01-23-22, 01:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,701
Posted By RubeRad

Yeah, you know, that name does look familiar, and...

Yeah, you know, that name does look familiar, and checking my email history, looks like I've ordered a lot of stuff from them before
01-23-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,701
Posted By RubeRad

I'm just surprised a brick and mortar store would...

I'm just surprised a brick and mortar store would actually recommend buying online
01-22-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,701
Posted By RubeRad

Disk brake pad choice

I've got a pair of Shimano BR-M355 that need new pads, front and rear. Went to the LBS, they actually said "we're having a hard time getting Shimano parts in stock, you should look online." :eek:
...
01-18-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 206,439
Posted By RubeRad

lol is that pronounced 'tourer'? I think...

lol is that pronounced 'tourer'?

I think that might be what kind of bike was ridden by the Rural Juror
...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 286,882
Posted By RubeRad

Reminds me of the opening scene of Mars Attacks...

Reminds me of the opening scene of Mars Attacks (which I rewatched recently after decades -- very mediocre), involving a blazing herd of cattle is running down the road
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