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09-18-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 852
Posted By Chuckles1

I melt a pot of paraffin wax in the spring and...

I melt a pot of paraffin wax in the spring and dip two chains per bike for 5 minutes. I change them out mid-season. If they squeak before change out time, I renew them by pulling about 5mL of...
09-16-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 836
Posted By Chuckles1

Definitely depends on the bike. I do it on my...

Definitely depends on the bike. I do it on my gravel bike, but not road or hybrid. And I rarely do it on gravel bike, because at 65, why take the risk of biting the dust and possible injury?
...
09-14-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By Chuckles1

I feel that way every spring on the first half...

I feel that way every spring on the first half dozen rides. Don't overdo it at first; you'll likely forget about it after a while, but you do have to push through some pain.
09-13-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Chuckles1

Is there some rule of thumb on when you can pack...

Is there some rule of thumb on when you can pack a race full and when not? I too come across mismatched numbers of bearings and always wonder what's right.
09-13-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By Chuckles1

1) bike work stand 2) chain whip 3) crank...

1) bike work stand
2) chain whip
3) crank puller
4) cassette lock ring tool
5) bottom bracket removal tool
6) cable cutter (gotta get one of these myself)
09-13-21, 08:34 AM
09-13-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Chuckles1

Is that a cannon on back of that rig? Looks like...

Is that a cannon on back of that rig? Looks like something Red Green would build up at the cabin.
09-11-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By Chuckles1

Back in my day...

I just use a safety match. Move it slowly closer from underside until it shrinks the wrap. With a lighter or match, use aluminum foil to shield anything near the heatshrink area.
09-07-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Chuckles1

My ebike is of questionable legality because it...

My ebike is of questionable legality because it has a throttle, but it cuts off at 28mph, so it's not outrageous. Hard to imagine that beast being exempt from all legal requirements for a motorcycle:...
09-07-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Chuckles1

I bought a 48V 20Ah Unit Pack Power triangle...

I bought a 48V 20Ah Unit Pack Power triangle battery for my 500W Bafang geared rear hub conversion. No complaints, and I added a note when I bought it requesting the correct connector for my...
09-07-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Chuckles1

Make sure the chain you buy has at least as many...

Make sure the chain you buy has at least as many links as the current chain. I often shop for bargains, and have seen some good prices on chains with fewer links than most new chains. Great if...
09-07-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Chuckles1

Some ebikes, like my 500W geared rear hub drive...

Some ebikes, like my 500W geared rear hub drive from a kit, have somewhat crude pedal assist. I set mine up for 5 levels of power assist. It goes roughly 10, 15, 20, 24, 28 mph in each level.it acts...
09-04-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 852
Posted By Chuckles1

My 500W Bafang geared rear hub drive, from a kit,...

My 500W Bafang geared rear hub drive, from a kit, has exceeded my expectations. I predict you'll love it.
09-04-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Chuckles1

Ah, the "freedom" to break laws... I get passed...

Ah, the "freedom" to break laws... I get passed by a pickup with one of those huge flags occasionally, and it's always speeding and has a loud exhaust. The perils of cycling.
09-04-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,257
Posted By Chuckles1

I'll second that. Curb jumping could damage a...

I'll second that. Curb jumping could damage a wheel if you time it wrong.
09-04-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,405
Posted By Chuckles1

Maybe a recumbent bike if you want to stick with...

Maybe a recumbent bike if you want to stick with cycling.
09-03-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Chuckles1

Sunrace CSM40 comes in several tooth number...

Sunrace CSM40 comes in several tooth number configurations in your range. If you can find one in stock. My hybrid came with 11/34 version, and it shifts reliably.
08-31-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By Chuckles1

Sounds great if your body can take it. I like a...

Sounds great if your body can take it. I like a light morning bike ride ~10 miles, and walk nine holes of golf in the afternoon. Only down side is sometimes get nasty cramps in legs in the evening....
08-31-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By Chuckles1

A drop of superglue might keep it from...

A drop of superglue might keep it from unravelling, which is a PITA.
08-31-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,278
Posted By Chuckles1

I never brake for chipmunks. Even at 30+ mph,...

I never brake for chipmunks. Even at 30+ mph, they are so quick and agile that they always avoid my tires, even when it looks like they might get rolled over. I think you're more likely to hit them...
08-31-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By Chuckles1

All three of my bikes are Motobecanes from bikes...

All three of my bikes are Motobecanes from bikes direct. They are fine bikes, but if the frame doesn't fit you, FORGETABOUTIT!
08-31-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,775
Posted By Chuckles1

Indexed shifting is the reason I finally gave up...

Indexed shifting is the reason I finally gave up on my 1981 Raleigh. Other than that, it was fine, albeit heavy. When I dropped it off at the local transfer station free stuff depot, I saw a...
08-27-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By Chuckles1

Good thing it's a step through with that...

Good thing it's a step through with that impressive trunk on back. I can barely swing my leg over my much smaller Ibera rack pack.
08-27-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By Chuckles1

Title answers your query: you've got a shifty...

Title answers your query: you've got a shifty ghost on your hands!:lol:
08-27-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,238
Posted By Chuckles1

I use hood mounted mirrors on my drop bar bikes, ...

I use hood mounted mirrors on my drop bar bikes, and a bar end mirror on my flat bar hybrid. The bar end mirror is great in that it doesn't move no matter what bumps I hit. The hood mounted mirrors...
08-24-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Chuckles1

Keep both bikes. Different tires and gear ratios...

Keep both bikes. Different tires and gear ratios give you flexibility. Ride A, gravel bike is best. Ride B, road bike. Variety adds enjoyment. Also, if you get a flat or a mechanical problem, you can...
08-22-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,346
Posted By Chuckles1

That's excellent. At 65 I enjoy rides up to 20...

That's excellent. At 65 I enjoy rides up to 20 miles; any more is self defeating. I hope to have half your stamina if I reach 83!
08-20-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,278
Posted By Chuckles1

I get passed all the time. Sometimes if I'm not...

I get passed all the time. Sometimes if I'm not tired I'll see how long I can keep up with them once they are out in front a bit. It's a spontaneous opportunity to push hard for a bit, and often...
08-20-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,263
Posted By Chuckles1

This is good advice. When I go down long hills, I...

This is good advice. When I go down long hills, I sometimes reach a point where I say to myself, "avoid and don't brake if a car pulls out" of a right side driveway. Below 20mph I might brake hard...
08-16-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,340
Posted By Chuckles1

Scammers

I put a bike on CL for $800. A woman emailed saying she wanted it, but was out of town on business. I was suspicious. Then she wanted me to ship it. Then she sent a check for $2,800, said extra was...
08-07-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 614
Posted By Chuckles1

Sounds like a new caliper may be required....

Sounds like a new caliper may be required. Condolences...
08-07-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By Chuckles1

I put a Sora (RD-3000GS if I recollect) on my 9...

I put a Sora (RD-3000GS if I recollect) on my 9 speed when I changed 12/25 to 11/36. I believe an Alivio would work as well. The Sora shifts "like buttah" BTW.
08-07-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By Chuckles1

Interesting; I never thought of that when I...

Interesting; I never thought of that when I changed 12/25 to an 11/34. I just bought a longer cage derailleur (GS) and a new chain. What a difference it made for my old legs in hill country.
08-07-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,615
Posted By Chuckles1

I've never seen anyone looking at a cell phone...

I've never seen anyone looking at a cell phone while cycling on a public road. If I did, I'd nominate them for a Darwin award. I see pedestrians looking at phones all the time, and just wonder what's...
08-07-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By Chuckles1

Driveways on the right are a nightmare. I ride...

Driveways on the right are a nightmare. I ride rural roads, and try to skirt the driveways as wide as possible, so 1) a driver exiting driveway will see me, and 2) so I can take evasive maneuvers if...
08-07-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,288
Posted By Chuckles1

Should eliminate those nasty pedal strikes in...

Should eliminate those nasty pedal strikes in fast cornering...
08-06-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Chuckles1

Use the throttle...

If you have a throttle, use that at low speeds and when starting from a stop. Start pedalling in level 1 only after you are in your lane and moving, so when pedal assist kicks in, it's not so...
08-04-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Chuckles1

Maybe some 3M or other paint protection film.

Maybe some 3M or other paint protection film.
08-03-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,935
Posted By Chuckles1

Yup. At 65, I enjoy 10 to 20 mile rides....

Yup. At 65, I enjoy 10 to 20 mile rides. Converted one bike to ebike this year, and do 25-45 miles on that.
08-03-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 6,499
Posted By Chuckles1

I always used the legal signals, left turn left...

I always used the legal signals, left turn left arm straight out, right turn left arm out, bent 90 degrees, forearm straight up. Drivers seem perplexed. I think ill start pointing right with right...
07-24-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,168
Posted By Chuckles1

Wear underwear and only wear cycling shorts when...

Wear underwear and only wear cycling shorts when cycling. Make a point to keep them clean as you can.
07-19-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Chuckles1

Interesting; the post is surprisingly long. But...

Interesting; the post is surprisingly long. But why would a shorter post be quieter?

Also, thanks for all replies. The takeaway for me is grease it thoroughly and forget it for a year or two...
07-19-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Chuckles1

Haven't bled my Shimano or Tektro Hydraulic...

Haven't bled my Shimano or Tektro Hydraulic brakes yet, but I'm guessing there's an O ring on the screw in cap on top of lever. Too much or too little torque, or a defective O ring could cause a...
07-16-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By Chuckles1

20-25% grades? Man, you need a mountain bike! Can...

20-25% grades? Man, you need a mountain bike! Can you put an MTB cassette on the rear? I run an 11-36 on my road bike, but 12% is probably the steepest I do with 39/48t chainrings. I don't know how...
07-16-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By Chuckles1

Yes, a big tank of liquid nitrogen that blows out...

Yes, a big tank of liquid nitrogen that blows out a safety valve would quickly displace virtually all the oxygen in an elevator in seconds. Compressed gas cylinders would do the same if they had a...
07-16-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Chuckles1

Routine maintenance for seatpost?

I was chasing down a noisy drivetrain, or so I thought. After regreasing and adjusting pedals, regreasing GXP crank bearings, the noise persisted; but only when seated. Ah hah, the seat post was...
07-16-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Chuckles1

When I got new wheels for my CX bike, the...

When I got new wheels for my CX bike, the cantilever brakes squealed and shuddered. I changed out Kool Stop black and salmon for Red Kool Stops, and the problem was solved. Red are softer, I believe.
07-14-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By Chuckles1

Coincidence, but you gotta be careful what you...

Coincidence, but you gotta be careful what you get into an elevator with. We used to bring compressed gas and liquid nitrogen cylinders up in a freight elevator, riding along with the load. One time...
07-13-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,011
Posted By Chuckles1

I added an ebike this year. I enjoy it, another...

I added an ebike this year. I enjoy it, another dimension to cycling, and can go to more places in an afternoon. Still prefer road and gravel bikes, but ebike is a good addition. Not better or worse,...
07-13-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 901
Posted By Chuckles1

To quote Johnny Carson, "I did not know that." ...

To quote Johnny Carson, "I did not know that."

Also, shoes with two Velcro straps are quick and work fine for my recreational/fitness cycling. Laces could get wrapped around pedals; HELLO! But ...
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