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Forum: Commuting
08-02-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By base2

Although not related to any bike you mention for...

Although not related to any bike you mention for conversion, I have built quite a few of these (https://www.momentum-biking.com/us/bikes-street-2021). For $600 they're a pretty hard deal to beat.
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08-01-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By base2

Or you can grab it with pliers & loosen it up,...

Or you can grab it with pliers & loosen it up, remove it & replace it with something more conventional.

Your local bike shop will have conventional skewers for sale. Usually around ~$20 a set.
08-01-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,018
Posted By base2

Carbon fiber can be recycled. Well, what I mean...

Carbon fiber can be recycled.
Well, what I mean is: Boeing has found someone to sell the scrap bits to. I don't remember who it is, but they had 5x5 bins scattered throughout the factory labled for...
07-31-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,347
Posted By base2

There are places on Earth where Manufacturers...

There are places on Earth where Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price is unenforceable & actual market derived price is what an item sells for.

I, for one am hard pressed to buy anything from...
07-30-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By base2

The bearings themselves cost pennies each. ...

The bearings themselves cost pennies each.
Cones will cost dollars (~$10) if they are pitted.
Axles will be about $12-15 if replacement is deemed necessary.
The labor is usually about a buck a...
07-30-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,836
Posted By base2

Old vintage Schwinn Varsities use the old BMX...

Old vintage Schwinn Varsities use the old BMX standard head tube diameter. Schwinn 1 inch steerers are not current industry standard 1 inch. I forget exactly what makes them different... Steerer...
Forum: Want To Buy
07-28-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By base2

No luck. Sorry. I thought we might have had a...

No luck. Sorry.
I thought we might have had a complete set saved & set aside in the glass case at the shop but they are a different generation.
07-28-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By base2

Woulda, coulda, shoulda. The law is to stop the...

Woulda, coulda, shoulda.
The law is to stop the licensed vehicle before entering a public throughfare. That means before crossing the sidewalk. Drivers frequently disregard this because of...
Forum: Want To Buy
07-28-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By base2

Replying for "subscribe" function. ...Stand...

Replying for "subscribe" function.
...Stand by...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By base2

Ok then, you are golden. The CS-RK3 is your best...

Ok then, you are golden. The CS-RK3 is your best bet. Still, grab a ruler & measure the drop out width before ordering. A 1x chainring around abouts 42 gets you ~18-85 gear inches (452%) with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By base2

I think you are on the right track with the...

I think you are on the right track with the Sturmey Archer CS‐RK3. They also make a non-disc brake version, the CS-RF3 if you have no intention of using a disc rotor.

I don't know about the newer...
07-10-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By base2

You need an "Exotic" 5/32 bike chain...

You need an "Exotic" 5/32 bike chain (https://www.google.com/amp/s/bike.bikegremlin.com/3555/bicycle-drive-chain-dimension-standards/%3famp).


Perhaps "BMX" & not "single speed" would get you the...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,301
Posted By base2

When Mrs. Base2 & I went to the Netherlands, the...

When Mrs. Base2 & I went to the Netherlands, the bicycles we purchased from local Craigslist 2 weeks before were simply given to the hotel bartender. Payment was in the form of all the free drinks we...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,142
Posted By base2

It's not necessary, but it is money well spent. I...

It's not necessary, but it is money well spent. I want to say K-Edge (or K-CNC?) adds only a single digit number of grams...others are in the teens of grams.

Dropped chains have been known to...
06-28-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By base2

How tight is the cassette lock ring? If it...

How tight is the cassette lock ring?

If it loosens up a bit, it's not uncommon for the cassette to migrate a bit towards the drop out. The derailleur can't shift that far to the right because of...
06-28-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By base2

Well, I'm not one to argue with Sheldon Brown....

Well, I'm not one to argue with Sheldon Brown. (https://sheldonbrown.com/derailleur.html)



FWIW: About 3 chain link pins usually results in about 6mm of space between the upper jockey wheel &...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 33,013
Posted By base2

Well, I have been mistaken before. I seem to...

Well, I have been mistaken before.

I seem to remember a Ti mountain bike thread & chainstay/tire/crankarm clearance being an issue. The solution was some rework with thick, & tall rectangular...
06-28-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By base2

I have found, empirically speaking, that about 3...

I have found, empirically speaking, that about 3 chain link pins between the large cog & the upper jockey wheel is about the correct b-screw setting in big/big combination. Too much less, & the chain...
06-27-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,349
Posted By base2

No. I meant to BillyD , but I was mistaken. I...

No. I meant to BillyD , but I was mistaken. I must've had Shelby in mind from reading another thread. :foo:

My bad. :fred:
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 33,013
Posted By base2

It seems good on paper. The problem is a...

It seems good on paper.

The problem is a tube of identical dimensions frequently results in riding a spaghetti noodle.

The only way out of this is significantly larger tubes. This makes...
06-27-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,596
Posted By base2

The OP is a native english speaker living in SE...

The OP is a native english speaker living in SE Asia. Even having access to a car there is sort of rare.

WRT a previous suggestion from another poster in this thread: Having a road suitable for a...
06-26-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,836
Posted By base2

Maybe you've come to your understanding with out...

Maybe you've come to your understanding with out any formal or specialized training? Sure, a 3 year-old can figure out how to ride upon a bicycle. A conscious understanding of the physics involved...
06-26-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By base2

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51271516808_c1...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51271516808_c1361c701c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m7FVF7)Jimi (https://flic.kr/p/2m7FVF7) by Richard Mozzarella (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145063776@N04/), on...
06-26-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,836
Posted By base2

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46729233775_f8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46729233775_f89b7ede2c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ecixbp)6GjMLjB_d (https://flic.kr/p/2ecixbp) by Richard Mozzarella (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145063776@N04/),...
06-25-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,349
Posted By base2

Well, as long as we're here: It also states...

Well, as long as we're here:

It also states that the fittest (Ghana) also had the lowest weights at an average of 136 pounds, but neglects to mention the body composition of the study participants...
06-21-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,349
Posted By base2

In 2018 & 2019 The shop was full of bikes from...

In 2018 & 2019 The shop was full of bikes from floor to ceiling. The warehouse off site was full of bikes dating back years. The owner has figured out how to make the shop survive on repairs alone &...
06-20-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,349
Posted By base2

Not for nuthin' but the shop I work in is a local...

Not for nuthin' but the shop I work in is a local independent with 3 stores. Getting anything Trek is a tough go. But Giant & their related subsidiary brands (Liv, Jett, Momentum, etc...,) & Spesh...
06-08-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,744
Posted By base2

My vote too, is for too small of a bike. I...

My vote too, is for too small of a bike.

I once built up/reconditioned/overhauled/restored an old Centurion Omega & did a 700x23c conversion. I normally ride 58cm & the Centurion fit about like a...
06-07-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By base2

My initial thought was radial tire patches....

My initial thought was radial tire patches. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MU4ULZ4)
Use a good vulcanizing compound, let it dry & apply. They're like tube patches but way tougher. Probably way...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,762
Posted By base2

Your chain length is sized so that small/small...

Your chain length is sized so that small/small results in no chain rub as it passes itself on the deeailleur. The derailleur is sized to allow big/big without excessive forces/self destruction.
...
06-05-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,046
Posted By base2

There is a lot more to that story. IIRC in excess...

There is a lot more to that story. IIRC in excess of 80,000 flight cycles, & the epoxy they used to bond the panels never actually bonded because the mechanics that installed it were in a hurry. Had...
Forum: Touring
06-03-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,016
Posted By base2

Thumbs down on the waterproof sleeping bag idea....

Thumbs down on the waterproof sleeping bag idea. Like everyone else has said, it's gotta breathe. Here is what I use/used most recently:

https://zpacks.com/products/30f-classic-sleeping-bag...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By base2

Anytime. If I need it back I'll know where to go....

Anytime. If I need it back I'll know where to go. ;)
05-31-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By base2

It's the same as any other wheel build. Hub, rim,...

It's the same as any other wheel build. Hub, rim, a bit of math or an online calculator, spokes. Add in a bit of time & a truing stand. That's it.

Son hubs are great if money isn't a concern....
05-29-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By base2

Nope. A wrinkle like that is not fixable in any...

Nope. A wrinkle like that is not fixable in any frame material.
05-29-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,818
Posted By base2

I think we are in agreement. I put the word glue...

I think we are in agreement. I put the word glue in quotes & parenthesis to address the potential that the OP might have been using the terms interchangibly in his/her own conventional vernacular....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By base2

:thumb:

:thumb:
05-28-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,818
Posted By base2

My first thought is patch application. You are...

My first thought is patch application. You are abrading the tube & letting the vulcanizing compound ("glue") completely dry before applying the patch, right? Yes? Good.

Secondly, how much spoke is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By base2

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hysteresis ...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hysteresis
Specificly, it is elastic hysteresis. It's under the "In mechanics" heading. The gist of it is the current state has a direct relationship to the previous...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By base2

The go-to answer for brake hysteresis issues is a...

The go-to answer for brake hysteresis issues is a glazed or inconsistant spot on the rotor. You may try to scrub the rotor with aluminum oxide sandpaper. A few hundred grit ought to be enough to...
05-13-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,211
Posted By base2

4 pages so far & no mention of Shimano's latest...

4 pages so far & no mention of Shimano's latest Dura-Ace Di2 wireless skewers.

For shame!





;)
05-11-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By base2

Use the trim function of your front derailleur &...

Use the trim function of your front derailleur & quit cross-chaining.
05-11-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,165
Posted By base2

You really are going to be sorry if you actually...

You really are going to be sorry if you actually intend to use a Big Box bike regularly for any sort of bicycle related activity.

I don't intend to be mean or holier-than-thou or anything like...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,983
Posted By base2

I'd pick the 105 with the understanding that the...

I'd pick the 105 with the understanding that the rims will now be considered wear items. So in a few seasons you'll need to account for a new wheelset.

Really, there is nothing "wrong" with Sora....
05-11-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,219
Posted By base2

I'm not sure there are any special, super-new, or...

I'm not sure there are any special, super-new, or fancy coaster brakes on the market now...or ever. The terms: "high quality" or "high performance" are very rarely applied to coaster brakes.

In...
05-10-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,405
Posted By base2

On a fixie or a single speed? I'd be pretty...

On a fixie or a single speed? I'd be pretty impressed if you could safely mesh into a group of motivated road bikes.

I'm not sure I'd appreciate the wildly different braking dynamics between the...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,056
Posted By base2

No spare wheelsets, only wheelsets that don't...

No spare wheelsets, only wheelsets that don't have bikes currently attached to them. Sometimes they'll swap around based on the goal for a given bike or given ride.

In general, all my bikes are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,385
Posted By base2

In an earnest attempt to be helpful: Get...

In an earnest attempt to be helpful:
Get yourself a set of Gevenalle shifters $200
Get yourself a shorter "take-off" stem $10
Get yourself a road handlebar (aluminum) $30
Get yourself some...
04-29-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,429
Posted By base2

Am I the only one here wondering why the OP was...

Am I the only one here wondering why the OP was just standing at an intersection on his bike waiting for a car to show up so he could continue his journey?

Stop first. Wait. Proceed after the...
04-29-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By base2

I fabricated & installed a very similar spacer...

I fabricated & installed a very similar spacer for my new Phil Hub. The spokes touched the back side of the drum & I was concerned that the interference would put undue pressure on the spoke nipples....
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