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08-20-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,833
Posted By bikebikebike

Eh. Mommy's retirement fund. Same deal. They...

Eh. Mommy's retirement fund. Same deal.

They are too slow and unstable for the street and too fast for sidewalks.
Other than Darwinian forces, they end up in hospitals on insurance we all pay for...
08-02-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By bikebikebike

less than 500 miles, light use, though ,as I...

less than 500 miles, light use, though ,as I said, the BBSHD is overpowered and capable of 1500 watts (30Ax52v). PO may have flogged it , but the whole bike was real clean.
I use it as a pedal...
08-02-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,959
Posted By bikebikebike

Muscle metabolism is complex and there are lots...

Muscle metabolism is complex and there are lots of genetic and environmental variables.
Add to that inconsistent timing and input on the variables.
Lots of stuff becomes rituals, in the same way...
08-02-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By bikebikebike

Not trying to be dense, and I get just module...

Not trying to be dense, and I get just module swapping as a repair technique.
I was aware of differing things to look for in cassette wear, but was asking about what might be happening that would...
08-01-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By bikebikebike

hamcereal: Is there play in the derailleur,...

hamcereal: Is there play in the derailleur, hanger bolt or jockey wheels?

Mine has similar prob, very low mileage ebike with BBSHD mid drive that wants to shift/jump under load in middle gears....
08-01-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By bikebikebike

Black cap on many security skewer set ups may...

Black cap on many security skewer set ups may spin unless the tool is inserted.
otherwise it would just be a cap nut, and not secure the wheel.
May need to destructively remove the security skewer....
08-01-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,242
Posted By bikebikebike

I have used eBay a lot, and the scammers are...

I have used eBay a lot, and the scammers are getting better. When the vendor purposefully misleads , it is fraud, not clumsiness.
I would have given this last one a C+ on listing clues, a few...
07-30-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,778
Posted By bikebikebike

Latest scam is "ÜS Shipping". Also seen scam in...

Latest scam is "ÜS Shipping". Also seen scam in UK. so Origin not useful
Just burned with very poorly done "Shimano Acera M390" COUNTERFEIT shipped from US
Technically a FRAUD as if Ebay GAF
In my...
07-30-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,242
Posted By bikebikebike

Agree with most all the above. Burned on Ebay...

Agree with most all the above.
Burned on Ebay for COUNTERFEIT SHIMANO ACERA. RD
To be honest I would have been OK with a decent copy, but this was pictured labeled and advertised as real.
This...
07-28-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,959
Posted By bikebikebike

There is an old surgial maxim, " If you find...

There is an old surgial maxim,
" If you find more than one approach to a problem being used, it means that nothing is working.
It means everyone still has it wrong."

If you find the right...
07-28-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By bikebikebike

The wonderful thing about Standards, is that...

The wonderful thing about Standards, is that there are so many to choose from.
07-28-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks to all. You helped me clarify the...

Thanks to all.
You helped me clarify the question I need to ask of cable and device makers/vendors.
The Wikipedia page on USB Hardware, in the section on charging has the details alluded to above....
07-28-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,833
Posted By bikebikebike

The Handicapped Parking people figured that one...

The Handicapped Parking people figured that one out a long time ago.
Similar enforcement isn't rocket science, but like rockets, you have to launch it to get any use out of it.
07-26-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,438
Posted By bikebikebike

I wonder what proportion use them. The...

I wonder what proportion use them.
The sideloading sounds nifty, but hasn't been compelling and I imagine a VOIP cell could work.
Again ,even without the need to coordinate updates, It would be...
07-25-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,723
Posted By bikebikebike

My heavier '99 Trek 2100 has a 3x8 and works well...

My heavier '99 Trek 2100 has a 3x8 and works well for trailers and hills.
Same for my heavier trikes, going to 30 gear inch lows.
My much lighter bike a Giant TCR does surprisingly well on hills...
07-25-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By bikebikebike

Problems with external device power

Is there a problem with device operation that makes adding external power problematic?
Some devices, eg: phones, Varia lights, allow for this , yet many will not operate when a charging port is...
07-25-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,438
Posted By bikebikebike

Pretty much on target. other than ANT+...

Pretty much on target. other than ANT+ connectivity.
Phones are more costly and easier to damage in the bike environment, especially when they need to be frequently dismounted to carry from a parked...
07-25-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By bikebikebike

I used a similar system, that got me text...

I used a similar system, that got me text notification,
but then my pigeon flew off.

If you see him, he still has my GoPro
07-25-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By bikebikebike

I got my Moto mechanic a T-shirt that says ...

I got my Moto mechanic a T-shirt that says
"They All Do That"



I really think that all the devices need a Consumer Reports like chart of reliability.
Irate Folks seem to switch brands like my...
07-18-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,370
Posted By bikebikebike

Sorry to necro this, but it's tidier than a new...

Sorry to necro this, but it's tidier than a new thread.
5.5 yrs of use on my Urban 350. Perfect for commute/MUP or as a helmet light.
Bat failed at 5.5 years
YT guides for the 18650 replacement on...
07-18-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By bikebikebike

Propel Bikes in NYC carry the Bosch motored bikes...

Propel Bikes in NYC carry the Bosch motored bikes and might be a good resource.
Bosch uses the COBI in some version, looks like they tried to integrate it with their display unit.
It sounds like a...
07-17-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By bikebikebike

I think OP passed out

Or fell asleep, or tried what he was thinking of and something predictable happened after the first post.
Maybe looking for an alibi.
7 years on the forum and he still gots sum larnin' to do .
...
07-10-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,833
Posted By bikebikebike

It ain't geris, heart patients and the legless...

It ain't geris, heart patients and the legless vets , causing the problem.
It's jerk narcissists with little self control and mommy's credit card, being careless callous bullies on streets and...
07-10-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
Posted By bikebikebike

Iride01 I build and collect. Short of being like...

Iride01 I build and collect. Short of being like DCRainmaker, but still have to configure cadence sensors lights and head unit s between Foldies , commuter, roady, mtb, ebike and trike for different...
07-10-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,655
Posted By bikebikebike

I've had stuff get into spokes. Always do a pre...

I've had stuff get into spokes. Always do a pre flight, use electricians tape a lot, to secure stuff.
Remember Breaking Away.
In Texas summer a camel back is useful, and easy to sip from.
07-05-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,242
Posted By bikebikebike

Maybe you could in the past. Much harder now. ...

Maybe you could in the past. Much harder now.

Fake / paid / manufactured reviews are a big problem.
Plus many of the "Ask a Question" comments are from totally unknowledgeable sources,
along the...
07-05-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By bikebikebike

Stem leaks are not uncommon and may only be...

Stem leaks are not uncommon and may only be conspicuous under pressure.
I see them more on older tubes, but certainly anything can fail anytime.
cracks in Schraeders, cuts, and seals to metal in...
07-05-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,242
Posted By bikebikebike

Needed a replacement Shimano Acera 9spd RD. I use...

Needed a replacement Shimano Acera 9spd RD. I use Amazon to scan the market.
Hit by an AVALANCHE of BS. ˜50-60 weirdly labeled "Shimano" and " Acera" hits within AMZ.
Some priced ridiculously high,...
07-01-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By bikebikebike

Good thread. I thought the pinched and sealed...

Good thread. I thought the pinched and sealed version of these things were no longer available, but at $12 ( not the 20-5 I had seen) these look like a deal.
I would not try the "salvage and patch...
06-30-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,905
Posted By bikebikebike

I love this "Burning Fat" narative. What do you...

I love this "Burning Fat" narative.
What do you think you are? an oil lamp?
You want to lose weight , eat less, control your cravings
Hard to do? Yeah
Riding probably redirects your energy,...
06-30-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 26,111
Posted By bikebikebike

There is an old surgical maxim on futile repair,"...

There is an old surgical maxim on futile repair," You can't sew snot."

I have acquired a "low mileage" Cannondale Quick 9 speed with a Shimano Acera RD with less play than the above vid, but BIG...
06-20-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,905
Posted By bikebikebike

If you are eating gummi bears to ride you need...

If you are eating gummi bears to ride you need better advice, and prolly a dentist.
Waiting to bonk, is like using the guard rails to find the lane.
Your body has a meter for hydration, most people...
06-16-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,193
Posted By bikebikebike

We call it ATGATT All the gear , all the time ...

We call it ATGATT
All the gear , all the time
It's a hallmark of an experienced MSF trained rider.
Good training creates the social reinforcement of thinking safety.
Bad riding does the same for...
06-16-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,753
Posted By bikebikebike

I get the WoD a lot , and since here in Texas we...

I get the WoD a lot , and since here in Texas we have heavily tinted windshields, it is almost an invisible gesture, or at least ambiguous.
Nicehole is sort of appropriate name for it, since it...
06-16-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,833
Posted By bikebikebike

When cars showed up 125 years ago, there was the...

When cars showed up 125 years ago, there was the same problem. We used to kill 56,278 people a year on the road. (1972)
"The population motor-vehicle death rate reached its peak in 1937 with 30.8...
06-15-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,062
Posted By bikebikebike

Good to hear you did well. Belly pain is a...

Good to hear you did well.
Belly pain is a medical challenge. Most often not a big deal ,but can conceal a catastrophe.
The inguinal ring , and other spots where hernias can occur, is complex an...
06-07-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By bikebikebike

First: Good bike maintenance. Chain, brakes, ...

First: Good bike maintenance. Chain, brakes, torque on fasteners lube
Then maybe some grease inside every year or so.

OP Re: your sig line
Ride like you are James Bond, and everyone in the...
06-07-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,663
Posted By bikebikebike

Lots of poorly built, overpowered, unlicensced,...

Lots of poorly built, overpowered, unlicensced, uninsurable, DIY motorcycles out there, trying to masquerade as ebikes.
Ask your insurance agent rather than your legislature if it is an insurable ...
06-07-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,062
Posted By bikebikebike

I hope you are still alive. Asking for online...

I hope you are still alive.
Asking for online help for belly pain is not wise.
Should I assume it wasn't appendicitis or diverticulitis, a kidney stone, or a bowel infarction or perforation that...
06-07-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Posted By bikebikebike

There are a lot of ways to Ride Your Own Ride. ...

There are a lot of ways to Ride Your Own Ride.
Focus is good.
06-07-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,905
Posted By bikebikebike

There is quick fuel and slow fuel. You ran out...

There is quick fuel and slow fuel. You ran out of quick fuel. Fat is slow fuel.
Without knowing you age, size, health, meds etc, it's hard to say anything certain, or even not dangerous.
long gaps...
06-07-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks Irideo1. For the ones I ride regularly,...

Thanks Irideo1.
For the ones I ride regularly, good mounts rock. Still, I have to constantly reconfigure, and the Orings become a consumable.
I have a roadie, a "touring" setup for trailering...
06-06-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks for the help. My most vulnerable Orings...

Thanks for the help.
My most vulnerable Orings are ones that get nicked when being swapped between rides, or are holding pedal cadence sensors in place where a shoe can bump them.

I imagine...
Forum: Texas
06-06-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks, guys. I checked out the Strava trail I...

Thanks, guys.
I checked out the Strava trail I found and it is way too mucky for anything without 2.5 inch tires, especially during the Monsoon.
Dallas streets mandate big tires and the "Sharrow"...
Forum: Texas
06-04-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By bikebikebike

It's SUCH a burden to ride under 75. At least...

It's SUCH a burden to ride under 75.
At least the homeless will have more shelter.
Really has gotten scary around 75 from the creek North

I got attacked on the SOPAC, last year in Vickery...
06-04-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,560
Posted By bikebikebike

I was going to say the same thing. Buy 2. Of...

I was going to say the same thing. Buy 2. Of course that cost more than my bike.

That said I am not impressed by the security of the charging port for external charging.

An electronics...
05-28-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,201
Posted By bikebikebike

I still like the Karoo more than the others and...

I still like the Karoo more than the others and am a booster for this small player in a big field.
The frequency of the changes both gives both responsiveness to needs, and exposure to new issues....
05-19-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks

Well, the Philly post office ate the replacement, so I just started a drill out.
They Loctited (Blue) the pad bolt in,
(note the snap when the tech in the Tektro video pops the bolt loose @...
05-18-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By bikebikebike

Stripped Tektro disc brake pad bolt/axle Question

I have a Tektro Auriga HD-M290 Disc Brake caliper with a disc pad bolt/axle with a stripped hex head.
Thin walled head on bolt was stripped by PO.
I can't get a grip on it to turn , too small to...
05-18-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,147
Posted By bikebikebike

You guys are either living large or suffering...

You guys are either living large or suffering from inflation.
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