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07-03-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Doug64

What is the issue of using a stainless 5 mm cap...

What is the issue of using a stainless 5 mm cap head bolt? It takes about 30 Seconds to screw in or to remove it. My local hardware store has them.
07-03-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,067
Posted By Random11

Somebody in these forums, some time ago, said you...

Somebody in these forums, some time ago, said you should be able to ride as far in a day as you typically ride in a week. At the time, I wanted to do a century and was riding only 15-20 miles a day,...
07-03-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By Canker

You don't have to go 46/30, Absoluteblack also...

You don't have to go 46/30, Absoluteblack also makes 48/32 if you want more of a compromise. As for the oval part I'm one of those people that can't tell any difference. I've ran ovals on my mtn...
07-02-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,067
Posted By Iride01

If you don't have any undisclosed health issues...

If you don't have any undisclosed health issues it should be no problem. As already mentioned by another, it's not a race. Or is that something you have not disclosed to us.

Essentially you just...
07-02-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,067
Posted By surak

41 miles is nothing to worry about. For someone...

41 miles is nothing to worry about. For someone young and healthy, you don't even need any serious training for it provided you pace yourself. Go slower than your 10-mile pace, try to consistently...
07-01-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 747
Posted By veganbikes

I would replace a tool when it starts to round...

I would replace a tool when it starts to round out a head easily and is misshapen or deformed in some way. For hex keys that could be something that happens often especially if you buy the cheap...
06-28-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

This thread was no-handed, counter steered off a...

This thread was no-handed, counter steered off a cliff.
06-27-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,719
Posted By rm -rf

Air volume A tire and wheel inflated cross...

Air volume
A tire and wheel inflated cross section is somewhat like a circle. So the air volume is that cross section area x the tire "length", the circumference. The more air volume, the less...
06-27-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,719
Posted By rm -rf

I hadn't seen this calculator. It accounts for...

I hadn't seen this calculator. It accounts for tire type, rim width, riding surface, etc. Good.

At 170 lbs, with wide 20.5 mm internal width rims, GP5000 tires with tubes. On these rims, my tires...
06-26-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,299
Posted By Rolla

A local guy hooked a magnetic sweeper to the back...

A local guy hooked a magnetic sweeper to the back of his Surly Big Dummy and picked up nine pounds of metal from the bike lane one afternoon.
...
06-26-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By Troul

I'd clean the area of the cracking, & apply resin...

I'd clean the area of the cracking, & apply resin within the tube, flowing as much resin to bring it to the outer surface. Then smooth out any excess after it's cured... or cut off the section in...
06-26-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By Rolla

During normal use, there aren't any forces being...

During normal use, there aren't any forces being applied to that end of the seatpost. If it was my seatpost, I'd cut it and fuggetaboutit. If it was my kid's seatpost, I'd replace it with aluminum...
06-26-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By ofajen

There should be no problem with using the stem...

There should be no problem with using the stem length that gives you the proper fit. There are differences in types of bar and steering geometry between bikes, but varying stem length on the same...
06-26-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By cyccommute

Yours is a fairly common problem. Itís related to...

Yours is a fairly common problem. Itís related to spoke tension but it is also caused by other factors. Straight gauge spokes (one diameter from the head to threads) are more prone to the problem...
06-25-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,798
Posted By RVwriter

Hey, Shp4mn, Iím 82 and still work a 60-hour...

Hey, Shp4mn, Iím 82 and still work a 60-hour week. After the pandemic, the recent death of my only biking buddy and four trips to the hospital, I need motivation too! When I was a young man (at 75),...
06-25-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By Badger6

I know that I am. I am not being arrogant, I am...

I know that I am. I am not being arrogant, I am being matter of fact. The gains by adding teeth to the low gear mean you can more easily spin the crank, BUT for the given cadence (assuming you use...
06-24-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Rolla

Take the 11T locking cog off the back of the cog...

Take the 11T locking cog off the back of the cog set.
Line up the cassette body splines with the corresponding notches on the cog set. It's usually easiest to identify the biggest spline and the...
06-24-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,719
Posted By ClydeClydeson

All other things being equal, wider tires have...

All other things being equal, wider tires have similar or less rolling resistance caused by flex in the casing.
All other things being equal, wider tires are a bit heavier than the same tire in a...
06-24-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,299
Posted By prj71

We are getting gouged by the bike industry and...

We are getting gouged by the bike industry and there is a zero justification for it Covid or no Covid. The mountain bike I purchased last year for $5200 is now $6700.
06-24-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By xroadcharlie

That looks like a fine bike for recreational...

That looks like a fine bike for recreational riding as is, if it is in good working order.

Unless the bike you are upgrading is special, or has serious flaws, IMO its not worth doing the upgrading...
06-24-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,719
Posted By veganbikes

Vibration given off by narrower tires feels like...

Vibration given off by narrower tires feels like speed but may not be faster. Go with the widest tire you can fit if a road/cross bike and if a fat bike you are riding not on sand and snow go with...
06-24-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By Ramshackle

SIt bone width tell only part of the story....

SIt bone width tell only part of the story. Sometimes your body will get used to a saddle but sometimes it will only get worse . Before spending money on saddles try adjusting the one you have-- a...
06-24-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By isabela65

Well, before you buying anything let’s first make...

Well, before you buying anything let’s first make sure your seat is properly adjusted for you, and do remember when you are new to cycling or just getting back into it a week or two of aches is...
06-24-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 977
Posted By cyccommute

No. While air can have particulates, they are on...

No. While air can have particulates, they are on the order of 10Ķg/cubic meter or 1/100,000th of a gram/ cubic meter. Assuming about 150mL per tire at 100psi, that about a liter of air at atmosphic...
06-23-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,985
Posted By tomato coupe

Surprised? If you said you prefer to take off all...

Surprised? If you said you prefer to take off all your clothes before you drink, several people would agree.
06-23-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Some might say that this cost of keeping the...

Some might say that this cost of keeping the fleet up is part of what the cost to rent is. Build this cost into the rates you charge. Incident damage is a chargeable item and why the final billing...
06-23-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,985
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

I refuse to answer this thread’s question until...

I refuse to answer this thread’s question until we hash out how bicyclists breath in climbs. Is it “in and out”, or “out and in”? Also, which leg pedals first, left or right?
06-23-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By Lazyass

That's like asking what is the best tasting food....

That's like asking what is the best tasting food. Everyone has a different butt. The best you can do is ensure you get the proper width and then try to decide if you prefer a flat or curved saddle....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,096
Posted By krakhaus

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they...

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they say you can't ride with them, but you do anyway, then you crash. I think you made their point quite well.
Forum: Foo
06-22-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,018
Posted By Mad Honk

Thooky, I have owned several impact...

Thooky,
I have owned several impact wrenches over the years and currently have four, two 3/8 and two 1/2 inch wrenches both in Snap-On and Mac. You must use a lube in the wrench on a regular...
06-22-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,798
Posted By jppe

Before I respond, do you relate better to kind,...

Before I respond, do you relate better to kind, positive encouragement or kick your ass motivation?
06-22-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By adamrice

One thing to consider with those bar ends that...

One thing to consider with those bar ends that Chadster linked to: it looks like those are clamped to the center ferrule on road bars, with a diameter of 31.8 mm. But if you're clamping to the...
06-22-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By scottfsmith

Don't let people guilt you into thinking you need...

Don't let people guilt you into thinking you need to live in the drops; its a personal thing depending on your body geometry etc. I only use them as a different position on long rides. I feel more in...
06-22-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By Trakhak

Good points about mountain bike geometry, stem...

Good points about mountain bike geometry, stem length, and bar width for off-road riding. As I said in a post earlier in this thread, concerns about stem length only apply at low speed, since aiming...
06-22-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By unterhausen

I think there is so much misinformation out on...

I think there is so much misinformation out on the internet about a lot of this stuff that a google search will just result in confusion. Even some of the people advocating a google search have...
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,787
Posted By pdlamb

Paper map, zip-lock baggie, get a couple binder...

Paper map, zip-lock baggie, get a couple binder clips to wrap around shifter or brake cables to hold the baggie. Gallon bag folded over will hold at least 8.5" wide paper.
06-22-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Epilogue: Spruce gum can be cleaned off with...

Epilogue: Spruce gum can be cleaned off with alcohol-based hand sanitizer. THank Goodness for COVID or my arms would still be stuck to my bed sheets.
06-22-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I got a new (to me) fat bike just last week. ...

I got a new (to me) fat bike just last week. Previous owner had put a stem riser and (I thought) very short stem. As soon as I got home I searched for and found a longer stem and swapped it out. ...
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,787
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have been using a variety of Garmin GPS units...

I have been using a variety of Garmin GPS units for a couple decades. I never bought a cycling specific one because I wanted ones that I could use for canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, etc. And I...
06-22-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By livedarklions

This makes a lot of sense to me--that the...

This makes a lot of sense to me--that the differences in posture and weight distribution are way more important than the relatively tiny differences in effort required to turn the bars. Even if one...
06-22-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By livedarklions

Keeping in mind that much of steering is done by...

Keeping in mind that much of steering is done by leaning, I think the likelihood we're going to notice marginal differences in steering handlebar effort is going to vary a lot by how our body weight...
06-21-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By Pop N Wood

Exactly. Except with the bullhorns putting...

Exactly.

Except with the bullhorns putting the hands so far apart it must feel different. IDK, do people come out of the saddle and pump with their arms while on the aero bars?

I'm telling you...
06-21-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By Pop N Wood

I interpreted your drawing the way you intended. ...

I interpreted your drawing the way you intended.

I guess my experience is the opposite of what you are saying, i.e. getting the grips farther forward makes the bike more sensitive to improper...
06-21-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By Gresp15C

My thought about "steering input" is that any...

My thought about "steering input" is that any cyclist is strong enough to produce vastly more steering input than can be used without crashing, when riding under normal pavement conditions. We can,...
06-21-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By csport

:thumb: An example of a configuration extremely...

:thumb:
An example of a configuration extremely sensitive to such side to side pressure is aero bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By msu2001la

I agree that you should be riding lower pressure....

I agree that you should be riding lower pressure. I'm 165lbs and when I rode 23mm tires (10 years ago?) I ran them at around 100psi.

That said, while 140psi seems a bit extreme, I don't think...
06-21-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,646
Posted By Gresp15C

My bikes with swept bars have hand positions...

My bikes with swept bars have hand positions ranging from in-line with the steering axis, to about 2 inches behind the steering axis. It doesn't seem to affect handling at all.

But it can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By cxwrench

I'm the same weight as you. First thing I would...

I'm the same weight as you. First thing I would do is buy bigger tires. 25 or 28mm. I'd inflate 23mm tires to 100 rear at most. More likely 90-95 rear and about 10psi less for the front. I will never...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By cxwrench

Your bike will roll better, have more comfort and...

Your bike will roll better, have more comfort and more traction w/ lower pressure. What size tires? Riding at 140 is just ridiculous.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By cxwrench

Your pressure is wayyyyyyyy too high. Moving on...

Your pressure is wayyyyyyyy too high. Moving on from that...the very first thing you should be doing when you flat is to pump up the punctured tube and find the hole. Always. First thing. When you...
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