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08-02-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,665
Posted By Moe Zhoost

A bit of grime is a given on any wet lubed chain....

A bit of grime is a given on any wet lubed chain. To minimize grime, wipe your chain often, Wipe it after you lube and frequently thereafter. Wiping reduces the amount of surface oil that picks up...
07-31-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Wow, didn't see that at all. Good catch. ...

Wow, didn't see that at all. Good catch.



Appears that you have it set up as a half-step plus granny. I'm a big fan of half-step gearing, but that's a throw-back to the time when 7+ rears...
07-31-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Two recommendations: 1) Mount it lower. I aim for...

Two recommendations: 1) Mount it lower. I aim for the outside of the cage to be about an eighth of an inch above the large ring. When you lower it, you'll probably have to adjust cable tension 2)...
07-28-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21,174
Views: 4,029,132
Posted By Moe Zhoost

So this guy broke/lost the small cog on his 5...

So this guy broke/lost the small cog on his 5 speed freewheel and is now marketing it as 'rare' :foo:
07-22-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 756
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Maybe contact the owner, Marty Creech...

Maybe contact the owner, Marty Creech (https://www.remax.com/real-estate-agents/marty-creech-oxford-oh/100026390). There is a small chance that he may have some old stickers stashed away. You may...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have an all-weather Cambium C-17. Yes, there...

I have an all-weather Cambium C-17. Yes, there is some texture to the surface, but I don't think that would lead to accelerated wear on pants. Although the saddle was somewhat comfortable at first,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By Moe Zhoost

To me, it looks like a result of swaging the pin...

To me, it looks like a result of swaging the pin into the hinge. This would not be an issue. Do you feel any play in the hinge?
06-30-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Moe Zhoost

This method use to be common practice: ...

This method use to be common practice:

https://youtu.be/iUbrh0Ac29M
06-30-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yep, air from a tubular tube leak will always...

Yep, air from a tubular tube leak will always migrate to the valve stem, confounding locating the puncture. Get your magnifying glass out and search the tread for possible punctures if you want to...
06-20-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Zombie threads are not all that common, though I...

Zombie threads are not all that common, though I do admit to being fooled by them occasionally. Personally, I don't have a problem letting them run free. Sometimes a poster will resurrect one to...
06-20-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It doesn't really sound like a bearing issue to...

It doesn't really sound like a bearing issue to me; however you may just want to overhaul them anyway. Typically you would gauge bearing issues by turning the axle by hand to easily feel...
06-03-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've always solved that problem with a spacer on...

I've always solved that problem with a spacer on the brake mount.
06-01-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Have you tried lightly applying your brakes to...

Have you tried lightly applying your brakes to see if that affects the click. It's a wild guess that it may be brake related, but you've covered everything else.
06-01-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,089
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My first impression from the picture was that it...

My first impression from the picture was that it was a crack in the paint coating that was starting to rust. Is there more to see? For example, what does it look like on the inside of the tube; can...
05-23-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Fenders protect your gunwales from the quay.

Fenders protect your gunwales from the quay.
05-20-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Likely the incorrectly laced spoke is a...

Likely the incorrectly laced spoke is a replacement. Because the mechanic took the easy way over the correct way, I'd be wary about other issues, so I'd correct the lacing at some early opportunity...
05-20-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Essentially a non-issue. Manufacturers...

Essentially a non-issue. Manufacturers intentionally crimp tubing much more than this for various reasons.
05-19-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Moe Zhoost

A thin slather of proofide on the underside first...

A thin slather of proofide on the underside first thing, then repeat every year or so, then ride, ride, ride. I find my new Brooks saddles comfortable from the start (except for my C-17).
05-19-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 925
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I usually use PB Blaster; however when that...

I usually use PB Blaster; however when that doesn't work, I use Oil of Wintergreen (Methyl salicylate). I reckon I should try it first, but I have a hard time remembering where that tiny bottle is. ...
05-16-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Riding solo. I was taking the lane entering a...

Riding solo. I was taking the lane entering a roundabout at a five-way intersection. I intended to circle around and take the last turnoff (essentially I was making a left turn). Driver behind me,...
Forum: Foo
05-12-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Moe Zhoost

How can the OP have a tally of zero posts?

How can the OP have a tally of zero posts?
05-08-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,574
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The easy way out of this is, like others have...

The easy way out of this is, like others have said, to break the chain and reroute it properly. If you are an inquisitive sort and want to figure out the cause of the situation, think about doing...
05-06-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The measurements that you've taken at the top of...

The measurements that you've taken at the top of the tube may not tell the whole story. I'd recommend finding a shop that has a proper reaming tool to correct it back to spec. What does the slot...
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I believe it's the same frame they used on their...

I believe it's the same frame they used on their Sports. It's rugged, on the heavy side, and the finish is so-so. Still, not a bad price.
05-06-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's like that on a few of my saddles. I have...

It's like that on a few of my saddles. I have bumped copper rivets a bit to ease down the corners; however I don't bother with the steel ones. If you are not snagging your shorts on them, just...
05-05-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,838
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Agree totally with this. In most cases I have to...

Agree totally with this. In most cases I have to look away or use a hand to block the glare. Either way adds risk to me and others on the trail.
05-05-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 512
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Looks fine to me.

Looks fine to me.
05-05-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,055
Posted By Moe Zhoost

How do you define "spent" when referring to...

How do you define "spent" when referring to tubes? Over the last 50 years, I've not had many tubes that I needed to dispose of. Most punctures can be patched, but when one is not repairable I...
05-04-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,877
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Well, yeah - by law - but around here a large...

Well, yeah - by law - but around here a large percentage of trailers are not tagged. Even if tagged, it doesn't id the tow vehicle or it's owner necessarily. The trailer could be rented or borrowed...
05-04-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,877
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Once or twice a week, I intentionally and...

Once or twice a week, I intentionally and completely block my truck's plate from view and have never been challenged. Apparently towing something negates any enforcement interest in the legality of...
05-04-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 457
Posted By Moe Zhoost

So you are saying that doing the last part 90 deg...

So you are saying that doing the last part 90 deg to the stem gives you a bit more slack to finish? Makes sense. I'll try it that way next time I mount a tire. I've always done the last bit 180...
04-24-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Insignificant difference. We're talking less...

Insignificant difference. We're talking less than the diameter of a human hair.
04-24-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 792
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Having worked on dozens of grip shifters over...

Having worked on dozens of grip shifters over this past year, my advice is simple: If they work, leave them alone.
04-22-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, I agree. Most of my vintage bikes do not...

Yes, I agree. Most of my vintage bikes do not have rubber seals on the hubs and that has no affect on their performance over tens of thousands of miles. If you decide to go ahead with the DIY...
04-22-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Good choice going with the 50s. Having launched...

Good choice going with the 50s. Having launched myself over the bars because of a jam between fender and tire, I now go minimum 10mm clearance.
04-13-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My suggestion as well. Hides ugly but can be...

My suggestion as well. Hides ugly but can be reversed by peeling off.
04-11-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 721
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I was able to find a Linux version of GPXsee and...

I was able to find a Linux version of GPXsee and agree that it is nice. So I had another row today in a deeper part of the lake. For the most part, the elevation was stable except when, at a mile...
04-08-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 721
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Well I was finally able to figure out how to...

Well I was finally able to figure out how to download a tcx file, but it took a bit of doing to convert to csv. The data show a baseline of 74 meters, corresponding to when I was in the middle of...
04-07-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 721
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, just so. I only mentioned noise because you...

Yes, just so. I only mentioned noise because you brought it up initially. Coordinates and elevation are a reasonably qualitative match when compared to the lake depth chart. I could not find a way...
04-06-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Those who mildly dislike the forum nomenclature...

Those who mildly dislike the forum nomenclature may become friendly-unusers.
04-06-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 721
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Well, it turns out that it's not noise at all. I...

Well, it turns out that it's not noise at all. I reviewed my rowing track to check where the elevation changes were occurring and discovered that the highest elevations were close to shore. ...
04-05-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 721
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Apparently. Those aqueous hills are a bear, but...

Apparently. Those aqueous hills are a bear, but the worst part is there is that I can't seem to coast going down.
04-04-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 721
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Cellular elevation gain accuracy

I've been using the MapMyRide app to monitor my rides and find that its distance stats match well with my cyclometer. I've never paid much attention to the elevation stats, though. Well today I...
04-02-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Moe Zhoost

No, I wouldn't think that would be effective.

No, I wouldn't think that would be effective.
04-02-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, relubing would never be a bad thing, but to...

Yes, relubing would never be a bad thing, but to answer your original question: It depends on what lube you are using. Some lubes don't tolerate rainy rides very well, while some are very good. I...
04-02-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Moe Zhoost

You should aim for a 2 mm gap.

You should aim for a 2 mm gap.
03-31-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've built wheels with that OLD on my older Park...

I've built wheels with that OLD on my older Park TS2 and had no concern about the angle of the arms - just didn't think about it. I also was not concerned that the faces of the arms were or were not...
03-30-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Mcmaster-Carr (https://www.mcmaster.com) is a...

Mcmaster-Carr (https://www.mcmaster.com) is a good source. O-rings are spec'd by diameter, thickness, and material (Buna-N is the standard for oil/grease). You should use the groove in the hub to...
03-28-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The pictures clearly show a hub for a...

The pictures clearly show a hub for a through-axle, These hubs have a hollow outer tube that I called a spindle, for want of a better term (Shimano apparently calls it an axle pipe). This is indeed...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,666
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm in my 70s and have not yet found dismounting...

I'm in my 70s and have not yet found dismounting a significant challenge; however occasionally I have to abort and retry. Leaning the bike over is very helpful.
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