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01-22-23, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By cyccommute

The glaciers moved into Denver around Christmas...

The glaciers moved into Denver around Christmas and haven’t left since. This is one of those few years where winter doesn’t take a break here in Denver.
01-22-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8,496
Views: 2,737,152
Posted By cyccommute

Honestly, a 1990s mountain bike is the historical...

Honestly, a 1990s mountain bike is the historical equivalent of an 1882 Columbia ordinary. A 1980s mountain bike is the equivalent of a draisienne (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandy_horse). I have...
Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 01:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By cyccommute

Natchez Trace. Far too many trees for this high...

Natchez Trace. Far too many trees for this high plains boy. Just one long boring straight road. Even the Seney Stretch (https://upsupply.co/journal/seney-stretch-m28) wasn’t as boring.

One of...
01-21-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 500
Posted By cyccommute

Vittoria has done this kind of sizing for a long...

Vittoria has done this kind of sizing for a long time, especially when it comes to the 700x35 tires. The ETRTO size has been 622x37 for at least the last 10 years or so.
01-20-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By cyccommute

Your least favorite bike.

Thanks to AdventureManCO, we got to highlight our (C&V) favorite rides. How about your least favorite ride. The one the languishes in the back of the garage. Fully functional (no frames or project...
01-17-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,158
Posted By cyccommute

No, but you just have bad habits. Most...

No, but you just have bad habits.



Most people avoid braking in corners because of the tendency of bicycles to unload the rear wheel.



Nope. That’s not how braking on a bicycle works. A...
01-17-23, 07:28 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,158
Posted By cyccommute

The rear brake locking…and the resultant skid…is...

The rear brake locking…and the resultant skid…is telling you that you are using too much front brake. When the rear brake skids, you get off the front brake since you are lifting the rear and losing...
01-16-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,105
Posted By cyccommute

When I was about 17 and my little brother was...

When I was about 17 and my little brother was about 15, he got the wild hair idea of building a super go-cart from a basket case motorcycle. He would use the engine and transmission in a frame he...
01-16-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 63,515
Posted By cyccommute

A near original 1997 Schwinn Homegrown LXT...

A near original 1997 Schwinn Homegrown LXT (https://bonustomato.com/models/1997-homegrown-hardtail-lxt-ht) came into my shop recently. White Industries crank (original), XT shifters and derailers,...
01-15-23, 12:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,184
Posted By cyccommute

On the few I own personally (like 2) I torque...

On the few I own personally (like 2) I torque them to 35 ft-lb (~45Nm) and never touch them. Never had one come loose.
01-13-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 435
Posted By cyccommute

There’s no grip harder to get off (or on) in my...

There’s no grip harder to get off (or on) in my experience than ESI Chunkys. The alcohol or water under the grip works quite well on those. I also take grips off bikes at my co-op regularly and...
01-13-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 435
Posted By cyccommute

They are simple to get off. Slide something...

They are simple to get off. Slide something under the grip…I use the 2mm allen wrench from Park because it’s the least used allen wrench in their set…and spray some alcohol or water or just about...
01-12-23, 11:37 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,441
Posted By cyccommute

Got news for you buckaroo, people were doing...

Got news for you buckaroo, people were doing downhill and enduro long before the advent of hub mounted disc brakes…and dual suspension for that matter. And before the advent of front suspension as...
01-11-23, 07:49 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,441
Posted By cyccommute

I go fast enough, thank you very much. I’m not...

I go fast enough, thank you very much. I’m not racing nor pushing for any kind of public speed record.



None of which is anything I experience in the braking systems I use…disc or rim. I...
01-11-23, 07:13 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,441
Posted By cyccommute

Where have you been for the last 20 plus years?...

Where have you been for the last 20 plus years? I, as an very experienced rider, have been regaled regularly about how my brakes are inadequate. Walk into any bike shop with a rim brake equipped bike...
01-10-23, 06:04 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,441
Posted By cyccommute

You know that you aren’t obligated to read these...

You know that you aren’t obligated to read these kinds of threads. If you find it tiresome, move along. It’s that simple.
01-10-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,441
Posted By cyccommute

I made a mistake and misread the spec page. ...

I made a mistake and misread the spec page. That’s the cost for an XT build (Moots mountaineer YBB (https://moots.com/bike/mountaineer/)). Sorry. I can’t find just the bare frame on Moots page...
01-08-23, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 614
Posted By cyccommute

I wouldn’t necessarily throw out the whole roll. ...

I wouldn’t necessarily throw out the whole roll. Just replace the defective housing and see what happens. If it happens twice, then consider throwing out the roll.
01-08-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 614
Posted By cyccommute

From what you’ve described, I suspect it looks...

From what you’ve described, I suspect it looks like this

https://live.staticflickr.com/968/28338143308_15e9702108_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Kb9oHJ)IMG_1361 (https://flic.kr/p/Kb9oHJ) by Stuart...
01-08-23, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By cyccommute

You shouldn’t have to cut the cable end off. ...

You shouldn’t have to cut the cable end off. Just pull it off with pliers.
01-08-23, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By cyccommute

Remove the end cap. The cable is fed through the...

Remove the end cap. The cable is fed through the end with the red lever then the lever is pushed down to hold the cable in place. The notched end goes against the hanger. These were really meant...
01-06-23, 11:50 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,441
Posted By cyccommute

The Station badge is correct. Cannondale did...

The Station badge is correct. Cannondale did that for the 2010 T1 which is also the last year they made bikes in the US.
Forum: Touring
01-06-23, 07:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,494
Posted By cyccommute

RockBros...

RockBros...
01-06-23, 06:24 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,441
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, several. I have some disc equipped bikes as...

Yes, several. I have some disc equipped bikes as well and, quite honestly, can’t see what all the kerfufflage is all about. I even have a mountain bike…a 26er, The Horror!!!…with disc front and rim...
01-05-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,009
Posted By cyccommute

Got to disagree. Just look at all the posts on...

Got to disagree. Just look at all the posts on here as well as on social media about salt corroded handle bars. I’ll agree that the examples aren’t galvanic corrosion but they are very common...
01-04-23, 11:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 659
Posted By cyccommute

Wishful thinking. Goatheads (Tribulus terrestris...

Wishful thinking. Goatheads (Tribulus terrestris (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribulus_terrestris)) produce prodigious amounts of a woody caltrop seed. They can produce hundreds from a single...
01-04-23, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Posted By cyccommute

Same here. I think mine are 38s. No issues but...

Same here. I think mine are 38s. No issues but I wouldn’t expect any as I run 17mm rims with 58mm tires and have for decades.
01-04-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,481
Posted By cyccommute

Try to keep up. Where is “a taxi, Uber, Lyft,...

Try to keep up. Where is “a taxi, Uber, Lyft, Grab, etc.” going to take me? Where would they put the bicycle below? I’ll admit that I’m not up to speed on any of those services but the Ubers and...
01-03-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,481
Posted By cyccommute

Stuff happens. While I agree that reliability...

Stuff happens. While I agree that reliability starts at home, it’s a good idea to have enough tools…and knowledge…to get yourself back home if necessary. I’ve broken lots of spokes, at least one...
12-30-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By cyccommute

That’s way too conservative. I run 2.3” (58mm)...

That’s way too conservative. I run 2.3” (58mm) tires on mountain bike rims that are 17mm wide. That’s a ratio of 3.4. For a 14mm rim, it should be possible to run at least a 47mm tire and probably...
12-30-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,189
Posted By cyccommute

After many years of being mother at my local...

After many years of being mother at my local co-op and many decades of doing the same in at my work in a laboratory, I always put the tool back where I took it from after I use it. Far too many...
Forum: Touring
12-29-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By cyccommute

Rare but not unknown. There are 3 duallies and a...

Rare but not unknown. There are 3 duallies and a whole bunch of front suspension bikes in that list. However, rbrides doesn’t seem to be asking about the Tour Divide. Just because someone...
Forum: Touring
12-28-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By cyccommute

I bikepack on a Moots YBBeat. It’s a soft tail...

I bikepack on a Moots YBBeat. It’s a soft tail that has 1.5” of travel on the rear. It’s just enough to take the edge off hits but doesn’t have any pivots to worry about. My packing varies from trip...
12-27-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By cyccommute

Here’s three saddle clamps on 3 different...

Here’s three saddle clamps on 3 different seatposts. The first one is the Moots. Length of the clamp is 28mm...
12-27-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By cyccommute

They are fairly common. I have a Moots version of...

They are fairly common. I have a Moots version of one. The only problem I have with mine is that it is difficult to load the saddle. The jaws of the clamp are too narrow to just slide the saddle...
12-25-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By cyccommute

The pedals are probably loose bearing pedals and...

The pedals are probably loose bearing pedals and are likely quite small…1/8” is likely. You should be able to get the bearings from a bike shop or hardware store. They won’t need anything terribly...
12-24-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,491
Posted By cyccommute

Just a replacement family member who was far less...

Just a replacement family member who was far less independently minded.
12-23-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,491
Posted By cyccommute

It sounds like you have other issues than the...

It sounds like you have other issues than the drop bars. You shouldn’t be trying to ride with the saddle low enough so that you can put your feet on the ground from the saddle…especially with a...
12-23-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,189
Posted By cyccommute

My Park PRS-6 (pre-1996). I use it nearly every...

My Park PRS-6 (pre-1996). I use it nearly every day.
...
12-23-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,491
Posted By cyccommute

Sometimes you swap out the wife. Especially...

Sometimes you swap out the wife. Especially before she mellows and decides that tandems aren’t as bad as she thought:rolleyes:
...
12-22-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,210
Posted By cyccommute

As in that thread, I have to disagree. I’ve had...

As in that thread, I have to disagree. I’ve had very good luck with flushing with WD-40 on my bikes and on bikes in my local co-op. Clean Streak is different from WD-40 in that it is a solvent...
12-18-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By cyccommute

I’ve used these flat bar road levers...

I’ve used these flat bar road levers (https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/sram-bl700-road-flat-bar-brake-lever-set) with good results.
12-18-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By cyccommute

My 3 year old with a kid crank. ...

My 3 year old with a kid crank.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1464x966/4f2bb308_cfa3_4f6a_90a8_9d70022fbe50_16721b29379a9cf6b83767e4f9e3de6ccc6ba524.jpeg

She was...
12-18-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By cyccommute

If they come from a Huffy, the best thing to do...

If they come from a Huffy, the best thing to do with the calipers is to find a high place with a steep drop and throw them off it!

Now that that is out of the way, they are likely long pull. ...
12-13-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,389
Posted By cyccommute

The thing to remember is that nothing ever just...

The thing to remember is that nothing ever just “goes away”. Substances can change form or react to form new compounds but nothing is lost. The founding principle of chemistry is the conservation...
12-12-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,389
Posted By cyccommute

Stan’s…which is latex based…uses propylene...

Stan’s…which is latex based…uses propylene glycol. Most all of the ones I can find use propylene glycol. The latex isn’t “dissolved” in the propylene glycol but is suspended in it.

Propylene...
12-12-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,389
Posted By cyccommute

On what do you base your assertion that Goo Gone...

On what do you base your assertion that Goo Gone won’t swell rubber? A rubber chemical resistance chart (https://mykin.com/rubber-chemical-resistance-chart) say that rubber performs poorly when...
12-08-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,726
Posted By cyccommute

Even welded rims have pins to hold them together...

Even welded rims have pins to hold them together prior to being welded. The pins look a lot like this picture from Ryde (https://www.ryde.nl/technology/).
...
12-05-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,989
Posted By cyccommute

There is an assumption that a digital anything is...

There is an assumption that a digital anything is more accurate than analog anything. This isn’t necessarily the case. Just because the digital readout gives you a number doesn’t mean that the...
12-03-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By cyccommute

I don’t have long feet but they have become...

I don’t have long feet but they have become extraordinarily wide over the years due to the development of tailor’s bunions (outside of the feet). I bought a pair of Lake MX238 (I think) a couple of...
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