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12-30-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,189
Posted By RubeRad

I've heard a mindfulness tip, that you should...

I've heard a mindfulness tip, that you should take a tick to look at things whenever you put them down, and it will help you remember where you put them. I'm not good at it though. When I get going...
12-19-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By RubeRad

The bike is actually my wife's doing. The frame...

The bike is actually my wife's doing. The frame (and a few bits attached) was a dumpster find of mine many years ago. I never got around to offering it on the C&V PIF thread. As a pandemic project to...
12-18-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By RubeRad

ps that's not the target bike I was asking about,...

ps that's not the target bike I was asking about, the flatbar conversion that needs levers is a different spesh
Forum: Commuting
12-14-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 54,815
Posted By RubeRad

I think the point is they are both there together

I think the point is they are both there together
12-01-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,459
Posted By RubeRad

Maybe ebike specific tires have street tread, but...

Maybe ebike specific tires have street tread, but no matter how smooth the road, MTB fat tires with knobby tread would still be a rough ride
11-30-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,459
Posted By RubeRad

I will also chime in that 30psi is ridiculously...

I will also chime in that 30psi is ridiculously high for 4" tires.

My Surly Krampus wears 3" wide tires, I'm a fatso at 250lb, and I consider 10 psi front / 15 psi rear to be pumping them up extra...
10-20-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,727
Posted By RubeRad

:cry: lemme bust out my world's tiniest violin to...

:cry: lemme bust out my world's tiniest violin to make some sad music while I cry for your sadness
Forum: Commuting
10-19-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,572
Views: 295,700
Posted By RubeRad

Cool! This chair made out of #2 pencils is...

Cool!

This chair made out of #2 pencils is on display at the Baltimore Museum of Art, so I guess that means it's art. Maybe that zip-tie one too!
...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,572
Views: 295,700
Posted By RubeRad

I don't understand this. When I come across a...

I don't understand this. When I come across a thread that doesn't interest me, I move on.
07-28-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21,465
Views: 4,113,200
Posted By RubeRad

They're stainless steel bolts, so I don't think...

They're stainless steel bolts, so I don't think so. You could superglue diamonds in there though (and you probably should as a security measure, otherwise any passing bike aficionado with a hex...
07-15-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21,465
Views: 4,113,200
Posted By RubeRad

Three wrong photos?

Three wrong photos?
Forum: Commuting
06-29-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15,597
Views: 12,034,990
Posted By RubeRad

You gotta love it when 90% of the value of the...

You gotta love it when 90% of the value of the bike is Saddle/bag and Grips
06-06-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By RubeRad

It was the pedal(s). Took me about a month to get...

It was the pedal(s). Took me about a month to get around to testing a swap, but I noticed right away the swapped-in pedals feel smoother, and no noise.

Rotating the spindle of the noisy pedal by...
05-10-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By RubeRad

last night I had time to flip the bike and drip...

last night I had time to flip the bike and drip some chain lube around Brooks frame metal contact areas, and double-check chainring bolts were tight (they were). No change to the Click.

Not riding...
05-09-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21,465
Views: 4,113,200
Posted By RubeRad

Lock a can of coke in there, and you've DOUBLED...

Lock a can of coke in there, and you've DOUBLED your investment!
05-09-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By RubeRad

Yup, that's why I bought sno-seal...

Yup, that's why I bought sno-seal (https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/632911-brooks-saddles-alternativ-proofide.html) instead
Forum: Commuting
04-27-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15,597
Views: 12,034,990
Posted By RubeRad

nice 3-point perspective!

nice 3-point perspective!
Forum: Commuting
04-21-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15,597
Views: 12,034,990
Posted By RubeRad

And I assume frame/fork :innocent: You might...

And I assume frame/fork :innocent:

You might consider moving those shifters from the bar-end to Retroshift/Gevenalle levers, that's how I did my CrossCheck
03-31-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,541
Views: 211,668
Posted By RubeRad

On my CrossCheck (which I built up from...

On my CrossCheck (which I built up from frameset), I never got up the nerve to cut the fork. For a while I just had spacers above the bars. But then I Fredded out and just moved the bars up top.
03-01-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21,465
Views: 4,113,200
Posted By RubeRad

lol I didn't even realize that's what that was! I...

lol I didn't even realize that's what that was! I saw that and thought 'what is that, a fender attachment point?'
01-31-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,207
Posted By RubeRad

Yes, I did advise him the first thing to try is...

Yes, I did advise him the first thing to try is to spend a minute or two frantically working the lever while the bike is upright. I think he had just had the bike sideways in the car to get to the...
01-23-22, 01:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,225
Posted By RubeRad

Yeah, you know, that name does look familiar, and...

Yeah, you know, that name does look familiar, and checking my email history, looks like I've ordered a lot of stuff from them before
01-18-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,541
Views: 211,668
Posted By RubeRad

lol is that pronounced 'tourer'? I think...

lol is that pronounced 'tourer'?

I think that might be what kind of bike was ridden by the Rural Juror
...
12-23-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21,465
Views: 4,113,200
Posted By RubeRad

fork looks fine to me, and there's plenty of...

fork looks fine to me, and there's plenty of clearance between the front tire (excuse me, TYRE) and the downtube. Seller is right, the Brooks alone is worth more than 30 quid, and it's a decent new...
12-07-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By RubeRad

For reference, here's the log I kept of my...

For reference, here's the log I kept of my CrossCheck build from frameset:

CrossCheck build report: pics, parts, costs...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15,597
Views: 12,034,990
Posted By RubeRad

That is noice! I think gumwall tires look really...

That is noice! I think gumwall tires look really cool. And that is a very chubby crankarm for such a small chainring. But the bashguard looks cool.
11-06-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,614
Posted By RubeRad

I know a guy that has a very bad reputation on...

I know a guy that has a very bad reputation on social media. He tried to launch his own social media website and it got hacked before it even got out of beta
10-20-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,710
Posted By RubeRad

I have definitely decided to buy a replacement...

I have definitely decided to buy a replacement crank, but am procrastinating. The Zees I was looking at on fleabay were DH long-spindle ones. I sent an inquiry into the contact form on my LBS'...
09-20-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,376
Posted By RubeRad

The original Krampus was 29x3 rigid 1x (that was...

The original Krampus was 29x3 rigid 1x (that was the point of it, and the genius of it). I am not on board with the new compromise build of 29x2.6 with a suspension fork.

Dirt Wizards are msrp...
08-27-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,376
Posted By RubeRad

This is a very informative video. And look at all...

This is a very informative video. And look at all the comments from people that love their 29x3 just the way God made them!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnKCb4Hbjzo
08-24-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21,465
Views: 4,113,200
Posted By RubeRad

I may have spoken too soon. Searching again, I...

I may have spoken too soon. Searching again, I found this is about $10:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/293608223724

And this is closer to $5:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/293169882187

But it looks like...
08-19-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,078
Posted By RubeRad

I don't know if this helps, but in this image ...

I don't know if this helps, but in this image
https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ebayimg.com%2Fimages%2Fg%2FHogAAOSwrk5fRuh~%2Fs-l300.jpg&f=1&nofb=1

the 'cap' is the...
08-18-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,850
Posted By RubeRad

I just discovered another website besides...

I just discovered another website besides DuckDuckGo which is 'Brave Verified': Wikipedia. So now my BAT tips have two places to go (but I would still rather tip BF -- and more significantly,...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1,572
Views: 295,700
Posted By RubeRad

pics or it didn't happen!

pics or it didn't happen!
07-12-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By RubeRad

Looks like probably that chart is just somebody's...

Looks like probably that chart is just somebody's copy/paste error. Here's "widths measured across the rivet" from ParkTool (https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/chain-compatibility):

12...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,572
Views: 295,700
Posted By RubeRad

That's enough Lifestyles to support my lifestyle...

That's enough Lifestyles to support my lifestyle for life (in style)!
05-10-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,850
Posted By RubeRad

I just claimed my first monthly award of 1.75 BAT...

I just claimed my first monthly award of 1.75 BAT (a little over $2), and was able to 'tip' 1 BAT to duckduckgo.com. If BF joins the Brave ecosystem, I'll tip to BF (plus auto-contributions based on...
04-19-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,850
Posted By RubeRad

BF should sign up as Brave "verified publisher"

More info here (https://brave.com/faq/#unclaimed-funds).

I recently switched to Brave as my browser, to try to limit my Google Inc footprint. Brave has their own ecosystem of...
04-15-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,990
Posted By RubeRad

It's a learning project, more about the journey...

It's a learning project, more about the journey than the destination
03-02-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,655
Posted By RubeRad

Isn't that what BF is for?

Isn't that what BF is for?
03-02-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By RubeRad

Yes, I think those are the ones that I was trying...

Yes, I think those are the ones that I was trying to remember. Now I've got multiple options!
03-01-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,655
Posted By RubeRad

That's not a bad idea, just a precisely-sized...

That's not a bad idea, just a precisely-sized plastic dish with a slightly recessed rim so it can snap onto the big ring teeth
02-28-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By RubeRad

The desire is explicitly to avoid the knockoffs,...

The desire is explicitly to avoid the knockoffs, and support a US company. The Odyssey's above, it's not obvious to me whether they're actually manufactured in the US, but the company is in CA.
02-28-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By RubeRad

Hey awesome thanks! Although 'Odyssey' isn't...

Hey awesome thanks! Although 'Odyssey' isn't ringing a bell (which I'd think it would since we had a Honda Odyssey for 10 years), I bet those are the pedals I saw before. Anyways, they tick the boxes...
02-27-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,655
Posted By RubeRad

Yeah, I've seen BBG, and they're cheap enough it...

Yeah, I've seen BBG, and they're cheap enough it almost eliminates the desire to 3D print one.


Whatever happens, I will. But not only am I cheap, I'm also lazy. So it might happen in a week, it...
02-09-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,563
Posted By RubeRad

Are you talking about that? I gotta say I noticed...

Are you talking about that? I gotta say I noticed it and didn't catch it as a pun, just wrote you off as a loser. But now that you point it out, I get it and enjoy it :thumb:
02-09-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,563
Posted By RubeRad

I would take peace of mind that that dude had no...

I would take peace of mind that that dude had no problems in a shimano brake (like mine), with a controlled test against the same brake with bespoke fluid (although it would have been a better test...
02-04-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By RubeRad

thx guise, but the problem has already been...

thx guise, but the problem has already been resolved. I should have come back and updated the thread, but since nobody answered in time, I forgot about it.

Replaced the octolink bb and found that...
12-04-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,850
Posted By RubeRad

Some day I want to sell my green and buy a red....

Some day I want to sell my green and buy a red. Not because of color, I think green looks nicer, but the frame redesign looks impressive: stiffer even without jump tube (little triangle betw seat and...
12-02-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,850
Posted By RubeRad

Hey man, I live down in Poway -- that 'ranch in...

Hey man, I live down in Poway -- that 'ranch in Escondido', yer talkin Daley ranch yeah? protip I've heard for goathead thorns: just leave 'em in.

Also I ride a Krampus, no motor though. v1...
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