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07-31-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 298
Posted By debade

Wisconsin- couldnít resist.

Wisconsin- couldnít resist.
07-28-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,089
Posted By terrymorse

It's common to be a little dehydrated first thing...

It's common to be a little dehydrated first thing in the morning. That might explain the relative sluggishness when you ride early.

Try weighing yourself at bed time and after you first get up....
07-25-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By tkamd73

Yes, built up a 71 Schwinn Sports Tourer with...

Yes, built up a 71 Schwinn Sports Tourer with one. Lots of fun, my favorite bike when I donít want to gear up and just ride somewhere, shifting becomes 2nd nature quite quickly, and I love the...
07-25-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By cyccommute

Stressing the valve seat doesnít necessarily...

Stressing the valve seat doesnít necessarily result in an instant flat but it can start the process. Tubes and tires can creep while riding, especially if the tire is going flat slowly. If you have...
07-22-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 774
Posted By Milton Keynes

I agree, I'd just use it as a beater bike. The...

I agree, I'd just use it as a beater bike. The price was certainly right.
07-20-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By datlas

The pump don’t work ‘cause the vandals took the...

The pump don’t work ‘cause the vandals took the handles?
07-17-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,550
Posted By CliffordK

Around here we have an extraordinarily useful MUP...

Around here we have an extraordinarily useful MUP network.

It is supplemented by some streetside bike paths, but there are some places that are very difficult to get to without going on a MUP.
...
07-13-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By terrymorse

A bigger tube also will lose pressure slightly...

A bigger tube also will lose pressure slightly more slowly.
07-11-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By CliffordK

26" rims and wheels should be everywhere, but not...

26" rims and wheels should be everywhere, but not necessarily high quality with discs.

For 650b, a lot will depend on tire width.

I did a 26" to 700c conversion a while ago. Going from...
07-10-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By grizzly59

If you have a good feel with a 5lb hammer, you...

If you have a good feel with a 5lb hammer, you can tighten up that Park wrench with a few well placed whacks.
07-06-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By kahn

I had not used the Kuat on the one year old...

I had not used the Kuat on the one year old Crosstrek until two weeks ago. Of course, the hitch rack made using the backup camera hard - trying to see through the rack (folded up) and through the...
07-04-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 968
Posted By shelbyfv

Recognize and accept your limitations.

Recognize and accept your limitations.
07-04-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By JohnDThompson

I would not want to reduce the diameter of the...

I would not want to reduce the diameter of the bar to fit the shifter; doing so would create a stress riser, which could cause the bar to fail. With an aluminum bar, things could go from an initial...
07-03-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 I have an open tub of marine grease that gets...

+1 I have an open tub of marine grease that gets used for all sorts of stuff. Been sitting open on my bike workbench for probably 10 years. Use it for all threads (way beyond just bikes) with...
06-30-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 688
Posted By dedhed

You need to spend some time in the US urban inner...

You need to spend some time in the US urban inner city to see the everyday poverty some people live in.
06-29-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,848
Posted By terrymorse

Quill + threaded headset: creaky not...

Quill + threaded headset:

creaky
not very stiff
involved to set bearing pre-tension
stem sometimes gets stuck in steering tube

Threadless headset + stem:

doesn't creak
06-25-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By HillRider

A new chain on a used (i.e. worn) cassette is a...

A new chain on a used (i.e. worn) cassette is a standard recipe for skipping under load. An 11T cog, if used frequently, is going to wear faster than a larger cog so that is likely the reason for...
06-24-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 724
Posted By 79pmooney

No. Never ocurred to me that the much cheaper...

No. Never ocurred to me that the much cheaper tire might have as good a ride. (Just went to the Vittoria website. Zaffino - "... standard in performance training bike tires ...". Corsa "... race...
06-24-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 724
Posted By pdlamb

The most successful tire boot I ever used was a...

The most successful tire boot I ever used was a $5 bill (smallest I had at the time:).

The time I used a $1 bill was like the time I used an energy bar wrapper -- I shortly turned into a...
06-24-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By cyccommute

No. Where’s a chemist when you need one. Chemical...

No. Where’s a chemist when you need one. Chemical engineers are just plumbers who know a (very) little about chemistry;)

My favorite nerd joke: A chemist and a chemical engineer walk into a...
06-23-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Paul Barnard

"Upgrade" is a word often used on these pages...

"Upgrade" is a word often used on these pages when "change" is the most appropriate word.
06-20-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,245
Posted By 10 Wheels

First Bike a HUFFY. Liked it Much....$35 New in...

First Bike a HUFFY. Liked it Much....$35 New in 1952
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06-19-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Rick

On 12/26/1990 our son was born. We didn't own a...

On 12/26/1990 our son was born. We didn't own a motor vehicle at the time. We lived in a student town and everything was close enough for the bicycles and our two wheeled cart. The closest relatives...
06-19-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I wonder if the brake's reaction is causing the...

I wonder if the brake's reaction is causing the left side axle end to migrate down in the drop out slot. If so then the rim/tire will gradually move closer to the left side's fork blade. I also...
06-18-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,127
Posted By blakcloud

For that kind of money, just go to Canadian Tire...

For that kind of money, just go to Canadian Tire and buy the CCM Deluxe Bell for $12 plus tax. We have seven Spur Bells in this household and yes they are expensive, sound great and take up little...
06-17-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,498
Posted By Daniel4

Because if they start a new one, someone will...

Because if they start a new one, someone will reply with a link to an old discussion
06-17-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Charliekeet

Yes, you should do so. Try to get Shimano or...

Yes, you should do so. Try to get Shimano or Jagwire cables and/or housing, as either of those brands will be an improvement and much easier to find. For derailleurs, again, Shimano.
06-15-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,126
Posted By Rolla

I only wear socks with sandals. Wool, with...

I only wear socks with sandals.
Wool, with Birkenstocks, of course.
06-13-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,070
Posted By koenbro

Ok this must win the "Comment of the Day" prize! ...

Ok this must win the "Comment of the Day" prize! :roflmao:

I have just put my bottles in the freezer, will see how that works tomorrow. My dream continues to be that I find a 750ml (24oz) vacuum...
06-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By livedarklions

Harris Cyclery Last Day

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Just now, Harris family on the last day of Harris Cyclery. They...
06-12-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,771
Posted By tcs

As the great bike boom of the 1890s cooled off,...

As the great bike boom of the 1890s cooled off, 3inOne reinvented itself as 'Multi-Purpose Oil': just look at all the ways you can use it!

...
06-12-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,577
Posted By HillRider

The Park MT-1 "dog bone" tool is my favorite. ...

The Park MT-1 "dog bone" tool is my favorite. It's very small, light, inexpensive and has the essential tools: 3,4,5,6,8mm hex keys, 8,9,10mm box wrenches and a small screwdriver. The allen keys...
06-12-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,771
Posted By 3alarmer

. ....someone here could do posterity a great...

.
....someone here could do posterity a great service by collecting all the chain lube threads into one giant sticky, similar to the endlessly entertaining Helment Thread in the A+S. Not me, of...
06-12-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,771
Posted By cyccommute

I just relubricate. My chains get cleaned once,...

I just relubricate. My chains get cleaned once, when they are installed. I occasionally use a screwdriver to remove any lube that has accumulated on the jockey wheels. As Iíve pushed the interval...
06-11-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,920
Posted By cb400bill

Sheldon Brown worked there for years. ...

Sheldon Brown worked there for years.

https://www.harriscyclery.net/
06-10-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By GBK233

Personal Best today 👍

Iím 53 yrs old and started riding a few months ago. Began with 3 mile rides at average of 16mph. Bumped it up to 10 mile rides that took me around 35 mins.

Been riding about 340 miles a month for...
06-10-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By Geepig

The choices we make are not all defined by our...

The choices we make are not all defined by our bikes, so my 'bike' toolboxes travel around the farm, around the village and beyond, finding their use in many circumstances - gas pipes in a cottage, a...
06-09-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By 10 Wheels

They Work. ...

They Work.
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06-09-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By cyccommute

Only some patches become part of the tube. Itís...

Only some patches become part of the tube. Itís a chemical process that requires a sulfur containing compound in the patch and an activator/accelerator in the fluid. When they two are placed in...
06-08-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By ladyinred

Thanks! I agree that I'm looking for one that...

Thanks! I agree that I'm looking for one that will be comfortable and useful long-term. If a forward pedal bike doesn't meet that criteria, then I wouldn't want to consider it. But, if there were...
06-08-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Rolla

Make sure the wheel is installed straight, the...

Make sure the wheel is installed straight, the new chain is of the correct length and has no stiff links, and the rear derailleur cable is tensioned correctly. If that all checks out, replace the...
06-08-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,785
Posted By grizzly907la

I think the previous owner left it outside and...

I think the previous owner left it outside and didn't maintain the bike. There's surface rust on the brakes, rear shifter, and chainring. Water or moisture must of have seeped in, and caused it to...
06-08-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By tcs

Yeah, the one I showed has a fancier hubshell,...

Yeah, the one I showed has a fancier hubshell, but is the same inside. Complete internal mechanisms are available, and that might be less expensive than trouble shoot, individual replacement parts...
06-08-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By terrymorse

Opinion: forward pedal bikes are hard to pedal...

Opinion: forward pedal bikes are hard to pedal and can be difficult to steer and balance. Not a great bike to learn on.

A step-through hybrid/city bike would be a much better bike to learn and...
06-07-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By TugaDude

Cool would depend on the color. Day-Glo Orange...

Cool would depend on the color. Day-Glo Orange would be cool.
06-06-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Thread "treatment" shouldn't be white & powdery. ...

Thread "treatment" shouldn't be white & powdery.
IF this is, it's corrosion from a steel bolt into an aluminum caliper.
06-06-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By oldbobcat

There are companies who specialize in...

There are companies who specialize in replacements for old bikes, like Origin8 and SunRace, and companies who maintain a somewhat solid legacy line, like FSA and Tektro, and companies whose service...
06-06-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Yes, but those end caps looked like hats with big...

Yes, but those end caps looked like hats with big brims, whereas the small covers shown above would do little to prevent the axle from punching through the shipping box. It also doesnít explain the...
06-05-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By veganbikes

No I get ya but you keep buying the bottom end...

No I get ya but you keep buying the bottom end stuff instead of just going for one nicer bike. Save up money and maybe look into financing a bike at some point instead of throwing good money at cheap...
06-05-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,194
Posted By terrymorse

Congratulations on your first 50! Soon,...

Congratulations on your first 50!

Soon, you'll think of 50 miles as easy. The next milestone is 100k (62 miles).
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