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Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Jeff Neese

I've never ridden one but the reviews of the Felt...

I've never ridden one but the reviews of the Felt B12 indicate that the handling is great (not "dubious") and that it's very comfortable. I agree that there may be better choices, but we were asked...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Jeff Neese

It's not a timetrial bike - it's a triathlon...

It's not a timetrial bike - it's a triathlon bike. Think about the riding conditions triathlon bikes are designed for - distance riding over smooth paved roads. That's what he said he's going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,113
Posted By Jeff Neese

The objections come when it's clear that someone...

The objections come when it's clear that someone hasn't done any research at all. School yourself first, then ask questions. The topic of Shimano component hierarchy and differences are VERY well...
06-20-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 8,054
Posted By Jeff Neese

I'm not continually saying it - I said it once,...

I'm not continually saying it - I said it once, in the reply that began "As a reminder..." The rest of it has been me explaining it to you.

The point is to dispel the notion that disk brakes...
06-19-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,075
Posted By Jeff Neese

Considering that 123 psi is printed right on the...

Considering that 123 psi is printed right on the side of the tire, I would hardly call it "ridiculous". By the time I top them off again (couple of weeks), they're usually down around 95-100 psi. I...
06-19-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 8,054
Posted By Jeff Neese

Both varieties use calipers to squeeze brake pads...

Both varieties use calipers to squeeze brake pads against a rotating disc, causing friction which slows down the rotation of that disk, to which the tire is attached.

Are you really having...
06-19-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 8,054
Posted By Jeff Neese

I'm not sure that's actually true. A lot of...

I'm not sure that's actually true. A lot of people talk about disk brakes as though they're a completely different type of brakes, and are somehow "better". In their mind they are comparing disk...
06-12-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 467
Posted By Jeff Neese

There's nothing wrong with cantilever brakes. I...

There's nothing wrong with cantilever brakes. I have a box of V-brakes that I have taken off bikes and replaced with cantilevers. And those look like old thumb shifters which are generally...
06-10-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 701
Posted By Jeff Neese

Don't be so sure that V-brakes would be an...

Don't be so sure that V-brakes would be an "upgrade". There's a reason that bike came with cantilever brakes, and it's not because V-brakes hadn't been invented yet. Start with installing...
06-09-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,078
Posted By Jeff Neese

I just finished my own setup. This is an '89 Trek...

I just finished my own setup. This is an '89 Trek 970 (rigid MTB frame) that I has had straight bars, dirt drops, butterfly bars, drop bars, and now these Soma Oxfords which are a clone of the Nitto...
06-09-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,232
Posted By Jeff Neese

After a few months, you're still looking. ...

After a few months, you're still looking. That's good - it means you're waiting for just the right machine to come along.

You started off saying that you're "looking into doing long distances...
06-03-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By Jeff Neese

I'll be the contrarian and say you don't need a...

I'll be the contrarian and say you don't need a torque wrench. I just get it tight by hand and then give it about a quarter turn with the wrench until it's "good and tight", and call it good. I...
05-29-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 480
Posted By Jeff Neese

Barkeepers Friend works great for removing that...

Barkeepers Friend works great for removing that type of rust. Finish it off with Mother's Mag and Aluminum Polish.
05-10-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By Jeff Neese

Very practical as long as you can use the same...

Very practical as long as you can use the same gearing. I had three sets of identical wheels built, specifically for that purpose. Since the rims are the same (Sun CR18) and so is the rear cassette,...
05-08-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By Jeff Neese

If you can swing the cost, it's nice to have two...

If you can swing the cost, it's nice to have two sets of complete wheels, with different tires mounted for different purposes. It's much easier to swap wheels than change tires.
05-07-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By Jeff Neese

Endurance, Touring and Gravel are mostly just...

Endurance, Touring and Gravel are mostly just marketing labels and there is a high degree of overlap. From the description of your rides, it sounds like a "touring" bike is what you want, but as...
05-05-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By Jeff Neese

It helps him know that his question was very easy...

It helps him know that his question was very easy to understand (especially with the pictures), and that it made sense to everyone else.
05-05-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By Jeff Neese

I think what he is looking for makes sense to the...

I think what he is looking for makes sense to the rest of us, hence the number of actually useful suggestions from other members.
Forum: Foo
05-02-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Jeff Neese

This is only $12 and it lasts virtually forever. ...

This is only $12 and it lasts virtually forever.
...
05-01-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By Jeff Neese

It's not a choice you need to make, if you are...

It's not a choice you need to make, if you are refurbing a bike and using the existing wheels. Use whatever the rims are made for. There are adapters that let you use presta tubes in a rim drilled...
04-20-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 671
Posted By Jeff Neese

The only thing I've found is these: ...

The only thing I've found is these:

Controltech Terminator MTB Bike Handlebar Bar End Extension Plug...
04-19-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By Jeff Neese

Yes, I misread the original post and thought he...

Yes, I misread the original post and thought he meant 1 link, not 1 inch which is the same as 2 links. You're right - if he's in big-big and there is still spring in the derailleur, he should be...
04-15-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Jeff Neese

That Acera derailleur would be a fine upgrade,...

That Acera derailleur would be a fine upgrade, and perfectly compatible with your shifters.
04-14-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,833
Posted By Jeff Neese

Or, you can just turn the barrel adjuster...

Or, you can just turn the barrel adjuster counterclockwise about a half turn, if the cable stretches. I typically go years without doing much in the way of adjustment, on any of my cable-actuated...
04-12-22, 03:48 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,789
Posted By Jeff Neese

If you haven't ridden with friction shifters in a...

If you haven't ridden with friction shifters in a while, there is a bit of practice and it might seem awkward and fiddly at first, but after a short time you get it on the first try and trimming the...
04-12-22, 03:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,406
Posted By Jeff Neese

I don't know about the "dead dog" thing, but I...

I don't know about the "dead dog" thing, but I fully agree about spray first and ask questions later. As I will keep reminding people, incidents with dogs, whether it's a bite or a crash, happen in...
04-10-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,406
Posted By Jeff Neese

Correct. It could have easily gone the other way...

Correct. It could have easily gone the other way when it jumped for your face, and you wouldn't have had a chance. If it could lick you then it could bite you, and it happens in a split second.
04-10-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,406
Posted By Jeff Neese

The only dog that is well-behaved around people...

The only dog that is well-behaved around people outdoors is one that is on a leash. If it's loose then it's a stray dog and if it gets close, it gets sprayed. I do not wait to see if the dog is...
04-10-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jeff Neese

I just use original-recipe WD40 to clean and lube...

I just use original-recipe WD40 to clean and lube my chain about every 100-150 miles. I've never had a rusty chain in over 50 years, several hundred thousand miles, and countless bicycles.
04-09-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,406
Posted By Jeff Neese

My technique is this. As soon as I see a dog off...

My technique is this. As soon as I see a dog off the leash, I get off my bike and put it between me and the dog, and get pepper spray in hand. If the dog approaches and ignores my yelling ("STOP! GO...
04-06-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,789
Posted By Jeff Neese

The premise of Grant Petersen's book Just Ride is...

The premise of Grant Petersen's book Just Ride is that the influence of racing (and marketing) has actually ruined cycling for the masses. He advocates for becoming an "unracer". I tend to agree.
04-06-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By Jeff Neese

You may have to buy a hub off eBay and just swap...

You may have to buy a hub off eBay and just swap the axle. There are plenty of Sansin hubs out there. It may not even be proprietary so any "parts drawer" axle might work. Post a picture of the...
04-05-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,789
Posted By Jeff Neese

This newfangled "index shifting" is something I...

This newfangled "index shifting" is something I can certainly live without.
04-04-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 501
Posted By Jeff Neese

That looks like a good candidate for sandblasting...

That looks like a good candidate for sandblasting to bare metal followed by powdercoating. A 614 is a nice frame, well worth restoring.
03-31-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,197
Posted By Jeff Neese

I'm surprised by the number of responses that...

I'm surprised by the number of responses that imply that you must have done something wrong when installing the new tube. Maybe you did, but not necessarily.

I once had a set of wheels built...
03-30-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 655
Posted By Jeff Neese

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/529x391/caps_0ed31ce3431e560d2fb2e5c09d1523c6ca986f6f.jpg...
03-25-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,232
Posted By Jeff Neese

In addition to what has been already mentioned,...

In addition to what has been already mentioned, touring bikes usually have a lower bottom bracket, providing a lower center of gravity and stability when loaded.
03-19-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By Jeff Neese

If you're going to have a rear derailleur anyway,...

If you're going to have a rear derailleur anyway, why not just go with 5 speed?
03-16-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,231
Posted By Jeff Neese

You're talking about saddle tilt, not fore-aft...

You're talking about saddle tilt, not fore-aft movement on the rails, aren't you?
03-16-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By Jeff Neese

I use those cable liners whenever possible. They...

I use those cable liners whenever possible. They work better than the rubber donuts to protect the paint. 30 meters of the stuff is only $12.
03-14-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By Jeff Neese

Update. I bought two packs of these from Amazon....

Update. I bought two packs of these from Amazon. The two that I needed replacements for (with the Continental tubes) worked fine. I also examined them under a high-power loupe and they seem much...
Forum: Foo
03-13-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 877
Posted By Jeff Neese

One of the dumbest urban legends around.

One of the dumbest urban legends around.
03-12-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,291
Posted By Jeff Neese

Well now you've got a real debate on your hands....

Well now you've got a real debate on your hands. I say the aluminum caps should be color-matched to the valve stem, which in most cases is silver. If the stem is black though (like most schrader...
03-12-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,291
Posted By Jeff Neese

Yeah, I hear that all the time - you don't "need"...

Yeah, I hear that all the time - you don't "need" them. If I change a tire by the side of the road and somehow manage to lose both the new one and the old one, I know I can inflate the tire anyway...
03-08-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By Jeff Neese

That's exactly what happened with these - too...

That's exactly what happened with these - too much leakage before I could screw the cap down. I also haven't had this problem in all my years of using presta valves.
03-07-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By Jeff Neese

Presta valve cores - Quality differences?

I just had two out of four brand new Continental Race 28 tubes come with bad presta valves right out of the box. Hard to believe that quality control has gone down so much, especially with Conti...
03-07-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 375,167
Posted By Jeff Neese

I think Stan Lee originally created the Marvel...

I think Stan Lee originally created the Marvel universe, and all intelligent life forms in it. Maybe you're over-thinking it.
03-06-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 375,167
Posted By Jeff Neese

Didn't those same gods also create talking...

Didn't those same gods also create talking raccoons, and the tree guy? Or is that a different "universe"?
Forum: Foo
03-05-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,043
Posted By Jeff Neese

I wouldn't mind that they sound like Zep, if they...

I wouldn't mind that they sound like Zep, if they could play like them. But there's never a time listening to Greta Van Fleet that makes you sit up and say "Wow - those guys can JAM!"

Growing...
03-04-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,398
Posted By Jeff Neese

There are sometimes good deals, and I have one...

There are sometimes good deals, and I have one set of wheels that I bought already built. But many pre-made wheels are machine built and you have to check the spoke tension and give the wheels a...
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