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02-02-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 533
Posted By Kapusta

I've got a Makita oiled compressor. Very small,...

I've got a Makita oiled compressor. Very small, and pretty quiet. A few hundred buck, though.

One advantage of the floor pumps with the canisters that can be pressurized for setting tubeless is...
02-02-23, 05:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 533
Posted By chaadster

If it’s really a cheap compressor vs. a shot...

If it’s really a cheap compressor vs. a shot pump, get the pump so that the dollar amount of your regret is less.

But be assured: most likely you’ll regret it either way, sooner than later.
...
02-01-23, 11:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 533
Posted By MarcusT

Air compressor. Beyond seating tires, I use it to...

Air compressor. Beyond seating tires, I use it to to blow clean the bike, removing bar grips, and I'm sure other acts I can't remember now
02-01-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 533
Posted By Mtracer

I have both a compressor and an Airshot canister....

I have both a compressor and an Airshot canister. 9 out of 10 times the compressor will get the job done. If that doesn't work, then I use the compressor to fill the Airshot. Never had that fail to...
02-01-23, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 533
Posted By dedhed

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https://youtu.be/8A_XOWA-DAk
02-01-23, 06:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 533
Posted By tomato coupe

Unfortunately, that puts a lot of points in the...

Unfortunately, that puts a lot of points in the "inconvenient" column:

1. Remove valve.
2. Install tube.
3. Inflate and seat tire.
4. Deflate tire, unseat one side, remove tube.
5. Re-install...
02-01-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 533
Posted By tempocyclist

I bought a compressor for not much more than a...

I bought a compressor for not much more than a good quality "tubeless track pump" and am happy with that choice. A few things though:

- You need room to store it
- They are LOUD




I think...
02-01-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 533
Posted By Barry2

I had a very similar compressor but ďAnvilĒ...

I had a very similar compressor but ďAnvilĒ branded.
2 gallon tank at 110psi was plenty to seat Road tires.

I got extremely little use from it before it died.

This time around Iím going with...
02-01-23, 02:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 533
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Definitely get an air compressor. And I would say...

Definitely get an air compressor. And I would say 150psi is the minimum. If you have multiple bikes, and/or you have kids with their own bikes, etc, an air compressor really comes in handy keeping...
02-01-23, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 533
Posted By Trsnrtr

I have the next one up that goes to 150 PSI....

I have the next one up that goes to 150 PSI. Works well.
02-01-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 533
Posted By prj71

Something like that. One of the things that...

Something like that.

One of the things that helps sometimes using a hand pumps is that if a tire is being finicky, set it up with a tube then break one side and remove the tube. Then proceed to...
02-01-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 533
Posted By tomato coupe

I can get some tubeless tires seated with a hand...

I can get some tubeless tires seated with a hand pump, but others are difficult with my full-size 220V compressor. I think the tires and rims make the rules in this game.
02-01-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 533
Posted By Maelochs

You can take a 3-liter bottle, reinforce it with...

You can take a 3-liter bottle, reinforce it with gorilla tape, screw a valve into it and a hose from an old pump (hose with a chuck) and attach your pump to the valve and fill the bottle until you...
01-31-23, 11:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,662
Posted By Koyote

You'll be fine -- it won't stick too strongly....

You'll be fine -- it won't stick too strongly. But forewarning: the tape doesn't really stretch, so it is more challenging to wrap, esp around the levers. But that lack of stretch is part and parcel...
01-26-23, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By HillRider

Another good source of tools from dismal to...

Another good source of tools from dismal to excellent quality is the local flea market. There will be vendors with big piles of of Asian sourced junk and other sellers clearing out their own...
01-26-23, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Mad Honk

I would recommend going to a pawn shop and look...

I would recommend going to a pawn shop and look in the tool bins. All three of the ones near me have them and they have sockets from the cheapest to some of the most expensive. A cheap socket will...
01-26-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By SurferRosa

I use the same $8 Sears socket set that my dad...

I use the same $8 Sears socket set that my dad gave me when I was 10 years old, which is kind of cool. I think it's the only physical thing I have from him (RIP).

I've only added one socket, which...
01-26-23, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Iride01

I'm not familiar with those pedals. But be sure...

I'm not familiar with those pedals. But be sure the entire spindle doesn't just unscrew from the other side, the nut you see in the photo included. For most of the Shimano pedals I use, that requires...
01-18-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,130
Posted By smd4

He also said "paint it black."

He also said "paint it black."
01-13-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I think the most foolproof cranksets are the...

I think the most foolproof cranksets are the Shimano Hollowtech II type of crankset. As for SRAM cranksets, I have a serious problem with GXP bottom brackets. The basic design of using one bolt to...
01-13-23, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By wolfchild

It'll be fine. Just put as big of a tires as your...

It'll be fine. Just put as big of a tires as your bike will fit and go have fun on singletrack.
01-09-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,914
Posted By ThermionicScott

OP is bizarre. No matter how big my tires get...

OP is bizarre. No matter how big my tires get (or how much room is around them), I never find myself wishing for flat bars.
12-31-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,224
Posted By ofajen

Iím also allergic to hard falls on the ground....

Iím also allergic to hard falls on the ground. One of the several benefits Iíve noticed this year from switching to only minimal or barefoot style shoes is that having zero heel has improved my...
12-15-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,624
Posted By polymorphself

Something occurred to me today. There are...

Something occurred to me today.

There are figures like Grant and Jan in some other hobbies/communities I’m heavily involved in and regardless of how I do or don’t feel about them, I’m certain that...
12-15-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Juan Foote

Nothing some super glue can't fix.

Nothing some super glue can't fix.
12-06-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 926
Posted By Andy_K

As do all humans. Some are better at disguising...

As do all humans. Some are better at disguising their sources than others. Once in a while a little genuine novelty creeps into the system, but the fact that two different people simultaneously and...
12-06-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 926
Posted By cudak888

I broke it :D ...

I broke it :D

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-Kurt
12-06-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 926
Posted By ascherer

What does Artificial Intelligence "think" of C&V?

I was kicking the virtual tires of ChatGPT, an AI chat system today. I thought I'd be clever and ask something obscure and fuzzy: "Why is restoring vintage bicycles satisfying to some people?" The...
11-08-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,526
Posted By BTinNYC

No, because self powered cycling is too much fun....

No, because self powered cycling is too much fun. The steam engine did not end sailing, just sailing as bulk transport.

That being said, I'm in a big city where lots of people never drive. Still...
11-06-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,520
Posted By Tomm Willians

In a situation of an aggressive dog threatening...

In a situation of an aggressive dog threatening harm Iím not one bit concerned with that.
11-05-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Polaris OBark

All of their tires are basically the same, but...

All of their tires are basically the same, but different widths. (Some are edurance versions, which are a bit easier to set up). Briefly, the sidewalls have no structure to them, so they can be a bit...
11-01-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By FBinNY

You're mostly right. First of all the...

You're mostly right.

First of all the maximum braking force is determined by rider weight and geometry. Specifically the angle of the line from the contact patch to the center of gravity. Fork...
10-22-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 965
Posted By AdventureManCO

I'm smitten and humbled...by a humble (and nearly free) Novara

I'm totally in love with this bicycle:love:

First the bike, then the story.

Here is the bike, how it looked when I picked it up -
...
10-07-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By FBinNY

I understand that there are plenty of hard...

I understand that there are plenty of hard working strippers out there. However, you can't buy them, only rent them for a while.
10-07-22, 02:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By Germany_chris

I'm also a fan of big rotors I just don't see a...

I'm also a fan of big rotors I just don't see a downside.
10-06-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 863,179
Posted By Skullo

N+1 Rivendell Roadini

Built this up on new frame.
9 speed triple crank Tiagra
front derailer 105 triple
Rear Older Ultegra 9
cassette 105 11- 25
shifters dura ace 9 speed bar ends
nitto stem and nitto north woods...
10-05-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 863,179
Posted By StarBiker

I am trying to be cheaper than anybody else in...

I am trying to be cheaper than anybody else in this thread......

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09-29-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 567
Posted By delbiker1

I am in the camp that does not like flat bars on...

I am in the camp that does not like flat bars on a road bike, due to being uncomfortable after riding for not that long. However, as I age, and due to chronic spinal issues, I have to do do a lot of...
09-28-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 988
Posted By base2

What is tubeless, you ask? Tubeless is one...

What is tubeless, you ask?

Tubeless is one of the greatest thing to happen to bikes in a long time.

It's not for everyone though as different people have differing priorities. It requires...
09-18-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,189
Posted By FBinNY

The "standard" for rear brakes is the ability to...

The "standard" for rear brakes is the ability to lock the rear wheel and cause a skid. They should do this easily and reliably.

My instinct is to suspect surface contamination of either the pucks...
09-15-22, 12:13 AM
09-14-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 952
Posted By FBinNY

Suppleness has nothing to do with payload, it's...

Suppleness has nothing to do with payload, it's an inherent property of the tire itself. Yes, it's relatively less important with heavier riders, but ANY increase in sidewall stiffness will increase...
09-12-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 952
Posted By FBinNY

Understanding the relationship between tire width...

Understanding the relationship between tire width and rolling resistance requires on focusing on what's happening where the rubber meets the road (so to speak).

Rolling resistance has two main...
09-12-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 952
Posted By Stano9

I like comfort, but given the ride is about an...

I like comfort, but given the ride is about an hour I also want to keep efficiency high. I previously had an old road bike with 23c tyres on it and it was kind of uncomfortable on potholed roads, but...
09-11-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 634
Posted By Polaris OBark

Mine are fine. They are sitting in the garage on...

Mine are fine. They are sitting in the garage on my touring bike, waiting for a tour that never happened. I haven't touched them for at least 3 months.
09-11-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 634
Posted By Polaris OBark

It is fine on the hills. The only penalty is...

It is fine on the hills.

The only penalty is the increased weight, which is a good reason to run them tubeless.
09-10-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 634
Posted By Wildwood

I'm not really about performance and/or training...

I'm not really about performance and/or training for any goal either.
I am a roadie, with hard packed gravel on occasion.
What I am about is riding my miles efficiently, as I get older. Still...
09-10-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 634
Posted By tangerineowl

An alternative which should be a bit cheaper is...

An alternative which should be a bit cheaper is the Continental SpeedKing Racesport 2.2.
I find that holds air/sealant a bit better than a black EL ReneHerse.

SpeedKing has the supple and...
09-10-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 634
Posted By Polaris OBark

I did that for exactly the same reasons.

I did that for exactly the same reasons.
09-09-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 634
Posted By Polaris OBark

Jan is rather lukewarm on tubeless, and doesn't...

Jan is rather lukewarm on tubeless, and doesn't recommend it for anything narrower than 35mm. After years of using Barlows EL with tubes, I decided to try tubeless about 6 months ago, with a fresh...
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