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09-26-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,605
Posted By cyccommute

Both diesel and mineral spirits are disposed of...

Both diesel and mineral spirits are disposed of as hazardous waste. For home use, use the smallest amount possibleÖdonít go doing 8 washes of the chain with mineral spirits since itís unnecessaryÖand...
09-25-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By cyccommute

I really wish everyone who makes this kind of...

I really wish everyone who makes this kind of claim would go out and ride a bike that is several sizes too large for them to see how it feels to ride a bike that you canít comfortably ride. No, a...
09-25-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, you can use the 9 speed derailer on an 8...

Yes, you can use the 9 speed derailer on an 8 speed system. Wonít make a difference.
Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By cyccommute

Iím still not getting this putting a tent inside...

Iím still not getting this putting a tent inside a pannier thing. I just donít see the reason. First and foremost, every tent Iíve owned is too large to go into a pannier. My current tent is 19Ē...
Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By cyccommute

Thatís an answer? I have two touring bikes too. ...

Thatís an answer? I have two touring bikes too. One is for traditional road touring and the other for off-road. On neither does the tent go into a bag other than its stuff sack.

Iím having...
09-23-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By cyccommute

Itís not sloppy. Iíve used 10-32 for rack mounts...

Itís not sloppy. Iíve used 10-32 for rack mounts for ages. Never had a problem with one working loose.
09-23-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By cyccommute

I can’t really speak to the other tandems but the...

I can’t really speak to the other tandems but the Cannondale isn’t a large/small. It’s a large/medium. I have a large/small Cannondale and the difference is far larger than the bike you are...
09-23-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 612
Posted By cyccommute

Whoosh! Not ďtheĒ.

Whoosh! Not ďtheĒ.
09-23-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By cyccommute

In a pinch, a 10-32 will also work. The diameter...

In a pinch, a 10-32 will also work. The diameter and pitch is essentially indistinguishable from an M5x0.8 mm bolt. Personally, I prefer stainless and not all hardware stores carry stainless metric...
09-23-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By cyccommute

You might be on to something there. I addressed...

You might be on to something there. I addressed the issue of flats on the inner part of the tube torus here (https://www.bikeforums.net/22208388-post8.html). But now that you mention it, Iíve...
09-23-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 612
Posted By cyccommute

So what have either of you contributed to the...

So what have either of you contributed to the conversation? Any suggestions or are you just here to play unfunny versions of Statler and Waldorf? At this point, Iíd say ya got nothiní.
09-23-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 612
Posted By cyccommute

What he ^^^ said ^^^

What he ^^^ said ^^^
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By cyccommute

Real subtle. Since I donít have the picture in...

Real subtle. Since I donít have the picture in X-ray mode, you have no idea what I have fixed to my bike.



Why? You have a panniers because



So you have a rack. Why strap the tent to...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By cyccommute

I donít get the putting a sleeping bag into...

I donít get the putting a sleeping bag into panniers or bikepacking bags. They take up more space that way. A sleeping bag is a bit like a gas in that it expands to fill the space. In its own...
09-22-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 612
Posted By cyccommute

You donít need a stand. The likely problemÖcable...

You donít need a stand. The likely problemÖcable tensionÖis something that you can check with the bike sitting on the ground. Assuming that you have Acera shifters, shift into the large chainwheel...
09-22-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 612
Posted By cyccommute

Awesomeguy has to start somewhere. Considering...

Awesomeguy has to start somewhere. Considering that the problem is likely cable length, thatís the place to start. Itís simple and easy to fix if that isnít the problem. I agree that tuning the...
09-22-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By cyccommute

I have dozens of them. Never had a problem. I...

I have dozens of them. Never had a problem. I haven’t, however, used square taper on anything since the late 90s.
09-22-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By cyccommute

Not just the same rim. Any rim with the same...

Not just the same rim. Any rim with the same effective rim diameter (ERD) will work (Ī a couple of mm). The problem is finding that a rim with the same ERD. They vary a whole lot.
09-22-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,605
Posted By cyccommute

It may be refined or it may be incinerated or it...

It may be refined or it may be incinerated or it may be used as a boiler fuel. It depends on the locality.



According to EPA rules, in an industrial setting everything that comes in contact...
09-22-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By cyccommute

The bearings need to be able to move while the...

The bearings need to be able to move while the hub is rotating. If you have too many bearings in the hub, the bearings will rub against each other and the cone. This can lead to the bearing binding...
09-22-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 612
Posted By cyccommute

You canít use 105. Thatís a road group. You...

You canít use 105. Thatís a road group. You might be able to use Deore but not the modern versions. But donít try to upgrade your way out of this problem. It isnít related to the level of the...
09-21-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By cyccommute

Learning how to track stand is a plus. If you...

Learning how to track stand is a plus. If you donít want to learn the whole track stand thing, learning how to very slow roll (like less than walking speed) is a good skill to have.



I seldom...
09-21-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By cyccommute

All the saddles look low. My knees hurt just...

All the saddles look low. My knees hurt just watching that.
09-21-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 612
Posted By cyccommute

The problem with your suggestion is that most...

The problem with your suggestion is that most every derailer is properly adjusted. The cables are usually the part that isnít adjusted properly. Best to address the problem than go trying to adjust...
09-21-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 612
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, is most cases. However, Iíve worked on over...

Yes, is most cases. However, Iíve worked on over 15,000 bikes with the greatest complaint on almost all of them being something along the lines of ďthe shifting doesnít workĒ. Most people are...
09-21-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 612
Posted By cyccommute

All well and good if you are installing a new...

All well and good if you are installing a new derailer. However if the derailer is existing and/or this problem is a recent development, skip all the way down to 10 and go from there. People often...
09-21-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,605
Posted By cyccommute

Thatís quite a leap of logic. A lot of things can...

Thatís quite a leap of logic. A lot of things can happen to a chain over the course of a few months. There is nothing in the Purple Power degreaser that would cause a chain to break, especially if...
09-21-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,605
Posted By cyccommute

Bit of a non sequitur. Considering that...

Bit of a non sequitur. Considering that sunscreens don’t have benzene in them, I’d say more. The benzene you are referring to was a manufacturing error but sunscreens aren’t allowed to used benzene,...
09-21-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 612
Posted By cyccommute

Yup. Everyone notices those screws. Screws...

Yup. Everyone notices those screws. Screws adjust things so people grab a screwdriver and turn away.

Stop up your ears, brave Odysseus! Many a budding bicycle mechanic has been dashed on the...
09-21-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 612
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, the high limit screw will allow for more...

Yes, the high limit screw will allow for more outward swingÖbut it doesnít ďadjustĒ the outward swing. People get in trouble with derailers because they think the limit screws do something that they...
09-21-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 883
Posted By cyccommute

A chain that is treated with wax, whether hot wax...

A chain that is treated with wax, whether hot wax or solvent based wax, isnít ďjust smeared with waxĒ. Although I canít recall if you mixed your automatic transmission fluid with mineral spirits to...
09-21-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 883
Posted By cyccommute

Yup.

Yup.
09-20-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,605
Posted By cyccommute

Gasoline, definitely. Naphtha, maybe. Odorless...

Gasoline, definitely. Naphtha, maybe. Odorless mineral spirits, unlikely. The key, as you pointed out, is decreasing benzene content.
09-20-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 883
Posted By cyccommute

My daughter went to grad school in Seattle and...

My daughter went to grad school in Seattle and used White Lightning Clean Ride for the 2 years she lived there. She had no complaints. Additionally, I have used White Lightning almost all states in...
09-20-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 624
Posted By cyccommute

Do you fix a flat tire by taking the wheel apart,...

Do you fix a flat tire by taking the wheel apart, relacing, retensioning, and truing it? Thatís a bit like what you are suggesting here.



At my age and experience, I can assess if a used hub...
09-20-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 883
Posted By cyccommute

You donít have to clean chains for melted wax as...

You donít have to clean chains for melted wax as rigorously as many people do for melted wax. The whole 97 step process for cleaning a new chain prior to waxing is silly and not based on anything...
09-20-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 883
Posted By cyccommute

White Lightning. Iíve been using it since around...

White Lightning. Iíve been using it since around 2000. I have dabbled with Rock ĎNí Roll Red and Gold but havenít noticed any difference in application or performance.
09-20-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 883
Posted By cyccommute

For all that work, you get the same (or less)...

For all that work, you get the same (or less) service as I do when I just squirt it on. If you donít get far superior resultsÖthe claimed 1800 km would be closer to what you should getÖwhy do the...
09-19-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By cyccommute

9. If you use too many the bearing will bind. ...

9. If you use too many the bearing will bind. Loose bearings should look like there is room for one more but that one canít fit. 11 is way too many.
Forum: Touring
09-19-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By cyccommute

Iíve used an Ortlieb since 2003. Itís been...

Iíve used an Ortlieb since 2003. Itís been through many a downpour without issues.
09-19-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 624
Posted By cyccommute

I canít disagree more. Start with the spacers. ...

I canít disagree more. Start with the spacers. The problem cyrano138 describes is that the cassette is loose. Start with the simple problems before moving on to something more complicated.
09-19-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,605
Posted By cyccommute

Why not use mineral spirits? Itís the solvent...

Why not use mineral spirits? Itís the solvent without the 25% mineral oil that WD-40 contains. Itís also cheaper in greater quantities.



No. Neither of those work any better nor faster than...
09-17-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,605
Posted By cyccommute

Odorless mineral spirits has a flash point of...

Odorless mineral spirits has a flash point of about 100 to 150įF. It could take some time. Perhaps not as long as water but close.



My mistake. They said to leave it overnight in the mineral...
09-17-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 883
Posted By cyccommute

Yea, Iíve been seeing their ad copy and thereís a...

Yea, Iíve been seeing their ad copy and thereís a whole lot I see wrong with what they claim. They also claim ďup to 1800 km per applicationĒ. Say what? Thatís over 1100 miles! Even oil wonít work...
09-17-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By cyccommute

In theory, perhaps. In practice, spokes break. ...

In theory, perhaps. In practice, spokes break. Spokes used in situations where the wheel carries more load break more frequently. Heavy riders and riders carrying heavy loads decrease the tension...
09-17-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By cyccommute

I was going to say much the same thing. The...

I was going to say much the same thing. The ďbuttedĒ part of the spoke is generally considered to be the thin bit.
09-17-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,605
Posted By cyccommute

Kudos! You’ve confirmed what chemists have known...

Kudos! You’ve confirmed what chemists have known for at least 150 years and maybe for a couple of hundred years. Ethanol has a higher vapor pressure than mineral spirits. That is reflected in the...
09-17-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,490
Posted By cyccommute

ThanksÖI think?

ThanksÖI think?
09-16-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By cyccommute

The 32 spokes is part of your problemÖbut only...

The 32 spokes is part of your problemÖbut only part. The solution to broken spokes isnít solved by changing the rim. The rim has very little to do with the overall strength of the wheel. The...
09-16-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 624
Posted By cyccommute

Some times a cassette spacer is used rather than...

Some times a cassette spacer is used rather than a flat spacer. It doesnít matter as long as itís thick enough.
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