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12-03-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By RubeRad

n minus one!!!

n minus one!!!
12-03-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By RubeRad

Interesting report, thanks. I sometimes think...

Interesting report, thanks. I sometimes think about buying a second wheelset for my Krampus with street tires, and living the minimalist life with just ONE bike :eek:
12-01-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
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: 26
Views: 976
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...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 291,921
Posted By RubeRad

Oh now I get it! like like like!! Guess what...

Oh now I get it! like like like!!

Guess what I should have said was, looks like Uncle Buck!
Forum: Commuting
11-29-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 291,921
Posted By RubeRad

That looks just like my uncle! I assume that...

That looks just like my uncle!

I assume that was partially sprayed black, not burned?
11-28-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21,369
Views: 4,081,280
Posted By RubeRad

That's maybe worth $500 for the wheels, brooks,...

That's maybe worth $500 for the wheels, brooks, thompson, and surly. Add in $1 per headset spacer, and you're in the black!
11-18-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21,369
Views: 4,081,280
Posted By RubeRad

A lot lighter than a car with an internal...

A lot lighter than a car with an internal combustion engine!
10-24-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,686
Posted By RubeRad

Skab patches don't require step 5? That's amazing!

Skab patches don't require step 5? That's amazing!
10-20-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,686
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: 1,553
Views: 291,921
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!
...
10-03-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By RubeRad

Need replacement MTB wheel

Hey all,

I need to replace a front wheel on this bike (https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fantom29pro_SL_xii.htm), 29, should be tubeless-compatible and a suitable width for Maxxis...
09-29-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 357
Posted By RubeRad

So my tires are 29x3 Chaoyang Big Daddy...

So my tires are 29x3 Chaoyang Big Daddy (https://www.bikeforums.net/22228813-post13.html), and the tubes are 29x2.4-2.8 that I bought off eBay, presumably from a guy with a bike shop that is...
09-29-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 357
Posted By RubeRad

I've never heard that claim

I've never heard that claim
09-28-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 357
Posted By RubeRad

That's a good idea. I had my tube flattened...

That's a good idea. I had my tube flattened around the wooden handle of my floor pump, and sanded a lot across the seam (a little along the seam, but mostly across)
09-28-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 357
Posted By RubeRad

I went through and patched (vulcanized) my...

I went through and patched (vulcanized) my backlog of flatted Krampus tubes last night, and saw twice that there were paired snakebites, but off-center. One had a snakebite like 1mm from the...
09-27-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 357
Posted By RubeRad

I ordered myself a Park GP-2 six-pack. Hopefully...

I ordered myself a Park GP-2 six-pack. Hopefully I never have to use them.
09-27-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 357
Posted By RubeRad

Also, does lower-pressure tires mean more tube...

Also, does lower-pressure tires mean more tube squirm? I was just thinking less pressure = less chance of patch blowout
09-27-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 357
Posted By RubeRad

Park claims they addressed this ...

Park claims they addressed this

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/product/super-patch-kit-gp-2



All the glueless kits I see still come with sandpaper to roughen the surface of the tube. Does...
09-27-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 357
Posted By RubeRad

Glueless patches for low-pressure/high-volume tubes?

(I did a search, and the most recent post title with the word 'Glueless' was 2017, and then nothing before that more recent than 2012, so I guess this question is not too redundant)

I tried a pack...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 291,921
Posted By RubeRad

I imagine, since it can't be pleasant to be...

I imagine, since it can't be pleasant to be taking a nice walk while holding a bag with a warm turd in it, some people leave them on the side of the road and pick them up on the way back
Forum: Commuting
09-14-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 291,921
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.
08-18-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21,369
Views: 4,081,280
Posted By RubeRad

Amazing, that must the recommended chainring...

Amazing, that must the recommended chainring setup when using that crank for BMX applications
08-17-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,695
Posted By RubeRad

I'm a middle-aged man with limited power. But...

I'm a middle-aged man with limited power. But cranks and leverage and physics can't tell the difference between power applied at 3 and 9 o-clock, and the weight of a fat ass applied at 12 o clock
07-28-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21,369
Views: 4,081,280
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: 21,369
Views: 4,081,280
Posted By RubeRad

Three wrong photos?

Three wrong photos?
Forum: Commuting
07-01-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,008,507
Posted By RubeRad

lol I did notice the tires, the gumwall adds a...

lol I did notice the tires, the gumwall adds a lot of class and character, but I figured Maxxis being a big brand they can't be all that expensive. You could save up your nickels and dimes and get a...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,008,507
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
Forum: Commuting
06-26-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,008,507
Posted By RubeRad

Yes it's quite normal; it's also quite common to...

Yes it's quite normal; it's also quite common to get a vintage/old mountain bike with a fully rigid frame, and use that for commuting, since it's so sturdy for potholes and rough roads.
06-06-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
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...
05-12-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,771
Posted By RubeRad

Update: one of my favorite youtube educational...

Update: one of my favorite youtube educational creators (3Blue1Brown) is Brave-Verified, so that's where all my BAT tips will be going for now. (Again, this is not about me and my piddly tips, it's...
05-12-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By RubeRad

I do, I just have to take them off another bike....

I do, I just have to take them off another bike. Just adds another couple minutes to the swap. Plan to do that today actually
05-11-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By RubeRad

It could well be loose, but wouldn't that make a...

It could well be loose, but wouldn't that make a noise that is dependent on what cog I'm on, not always synced to pedal stroke?
05-10-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
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: 21,369
Views: 4,081,280
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: 464
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
05-09-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By RubeRad

I can feel it, but not strong enough for me to...

I can feel it, but not strong enough for me to get the impression that it's the pedal. But I can def test a pedal swap, see if it goes away.


Good thought, I do have a rather wonky little ring,...
05-09-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By RubeRad

wow I will look into that. I got the brooks used,...

wow I will look into that. I got the brooks used, on a bike I bought, I've never done anything with it. I have a jar of sno-seal I could apply, and I can try to figure out if there are metal parts...
05-09-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By RubeRad

Trying to 'feel' where the click is coming from...

Trying to 'feel' where the click is coming from in my feet, I get the impression it is the BB/chainring area. If it were the pedals it seems like I'd feel it stronger in my feet, if it was the...
05-09-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By RubeRad

Tell me more about that -- I do have a Brooks.

Tell me more about that -- I do have a Brooks.
05-09-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By RubeRad

Click

While on a 60+ mile day of riding Saturday, I developed a click. It's usually at the bottom of my right pedal stroke, and as long as I am JRA casually (cruising about 10mph on the flats), it is every...
Forum: Northeast
04-30-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By RubeRad

Thanks all for useful suggestions. No car, so...

Thanks all for useful suggestions. No car, so he'd have to reconnoiter by bike. I also think he should consider moving; he's just renting a room and according to CL could easily find a similar...
Forum: Northeast
04-29-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By RubeRad

thx for offering your insight, I had no idea it...

thx for offering your insight, I had no idea it was completely private thing

Maybe is there a mod that can move this thread into the mid-Atlantic sub-group for me?
Forum: Northeast
04-27-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By RubeRad

East Coast Greenway in Baltimore?

Hey all, my son in Baltimore might be getting a job that would require him to get from where he lives in Hampden, out to Hopkins/Bayview. I was researching bikable routes, and I see there's this...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,008,507
Posted By RubeRad

nice 3-point perspective!

nice 3-point perspective!
Forum: Commuting
04-21-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,008,507
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
04-11-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21,369
Views: 4,081,280
Posted By RubeRad

Downtube is cool too. I'm a sucker for...

Downtube is cool too. I'm a sucker for checkerboard patterns. I've always liked Chicago PD hats and Kentucky basketball uniforms
04-08-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,385
Posted By RubeRad

I don't know about the OP's I-280 situation, but...

I don't know about the OP's I-280 situation, but here near my house it is allowed for bikes to ride on I-15 between the W Bernardo/Pomerado and Via Rancho/Bear Valley exits over Lake Hodges. There is...
03-31-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 209,196
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.
03-31-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 209,196
Posted By RubeRad

I have a CrossCheck and the front fork was happy...

I have a CrossCheck and the front fork was happy to accept a Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 700x50 (that tire also squeezed into the back, but it was tight, there was plenty of room in the fork)
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