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Forum: Commuting
10-01-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,038
Posted By cyccommute

I agree that no one “needs” an excuse but they...

I agree that no one “needs” an excuse but they all have them. I’m not saying that people have to ride bike to work nor that they have to ride a bike to work. But I’ve had many interactions with...
10-01-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 217
Posted By cyccommute

[/list] Yep. A cut. Probably not due to...

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Yep. A cut. Probably not due to hitting the tree branch. Given the cleanness of the cut, I’d suspect glass. You probably ran over a bit of glass elsewhere and the tree branch it may...
10-01-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 277
Posted By cyccommute

On a new (or newer) bike, it might be...

On a new (or newer) bike, it might be superficial. But this bike is around 30 years old and has significant rust elsewhere, in addition to a frozen post. It has rust problems.
09-29-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 277
Posted By cyccommute

No clue on the seatpost, although it looks a bit...

No clue on the seatpost, although it looks a bit like a long layback Velo Orange Grand Cru. However, I think you may want to reassess whether or not it’s even worth trying to remove the post. The...
09-26-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By cyccommute

It looks like it was set up for a kid’s crank on...

It looks like it was set up for a kid’s crank on the stoker like the picture below. A third bottom bracket and a second timing chain are added so that the kid can pedal. The rust spot on the stoker...
09-26-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By cyccommute

Or, even better, shouldered presta nuts...

Or, even better, shouldered presta nuts...
Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By cyccommute

Tubus Tara...

Tubus Tara (https://www.tubus.com/en/products/front-carriers/tubus-product/tara)
Forum: Commuting
09-22-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,038
Posted By cyccommute

Thanks for making my point. There are always...

Thanks for making my point. There are always reasons why you can’t ride a bike to work. They may not be good reasons, but they are “reasons”. By the way, there are likely around 54,000 people (0.6%...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,038
Posted By cyccommute

So its less of a case of not “wanting” to bicycle...

So its less of a case of not “wanting” to bicycle commute than “not being able to” bicycle commute. That’s two very different things. It’s okay if you don’t want to but please don’t say you can’t. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,038
Posted By cyccommute

My comments were based on 4 decades of experience...

My comments were based on 4 decades of experience with trying to convince people to ride to work. There are no new excuses. All of the excuses used now…every single one…are exactly the same that...
09-22-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By cyccommute

Just to be clear, if the retension device on the...

Just to be clear, if the retension device on the pedal breaks, it’s not catastrophic in my experience. The cleat just becomes a bit wobbly and/or may not engage properly. (Caveat: It’s been a while...
09-22-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By cyccommute

Agreed. I had some of those pedals that were...

Agreed. I had some of those pedals that were badged by Bontrager (I think) that broke on one side of the pedal. That was several years ago (late 90s?) and was when I shifted to Shimano, specially the...
09-21-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By cyccommute

Probably made by Wellgo...

Probably made by Wellgo (https://en.wellgopedal.com/products_detail_5_532.htm) and rebadged for Nashbar.
Forum: Commuting
09-21-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,038
Posted By cyccommute

I’ll have to disagree. For some people, the cost...

I’ll have to disagree. For some people, the cost of housing can drive them out from the core city but employment and employment centers aren’t always in the core city. My personal situation when we...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,038
Posted By cyccommute

Another “Big but…” San Jose, like many US cities...

Another “Big but…” San Jose, like many US cities has a grid system. I’ll bet that there is some kind of parallel road to those “busy commercial roads” that has less traffic and/or easier left turns....
09-18-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By cyccommute

Coulda lead with that. The rest of us aren’t mind...

Coulda lead with that. The rest of us aren’t mind readers nor necessarily experts on dead end Shimano systems.
Forum: Touring
09-17-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,325
Posted By cyccommute

Earlier this summer I was lulled by the Siren...

Earlier this summer I was lulled by the Siren song of a larger tent. I have a 3 man Big Agnes Copper Spur. Lots of room…and damned cold! I use it twice…once on the plains and once on the other side...
09-17-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By cyccommute

They are Dyna Drive...

They are Dyna Drive (https://www.ebay.com/itm/264281296377) pedals. There are adapters for normal pedals (https://www.ebay.com/itm/272332545564).
09-16-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 864
Posted By cyccommute

Interlaced spokes have to bend out of the plane...

Interlaced spokes have to bend out of the plane of the spoke. Tension on the spokes is going to lock those two spokes together with a significant amount of force. There can be some movement but...
09-16-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 864
Posted By cyccommute

Just as with a car manufacturer, Cannondale...

Just as with a car manufacturer, Cannondale trusts the quality control of the supplier and doesn’t check the item themselves. There are several instances of the downside of that approach…see the...
09-15-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 864
Posted By cyccommute

They aren’t a Cannondale product. The catalog...

They aren’t a Cannondale product. The catalog says that the OEM wheels are Mavic Aksiums. I don’t use Aksiums nor straight pull spokes but cxwrench already weighed in on the Aksiums.



I’m not...
09-15-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By cyccommute

I wouldn’t suggest removing the bolt entirely. ...

I wouldn’t suggest removing the bolt entirely. It only needs to be loosened.
09-15-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,032
Posted By cyccommute

Bicycle advocacy groups like them because they...

Bicycle advocacy groups like them because they are supposed to be safer (they aren’t) for newbies. Unfortunately anyone who knows how to ride in traffic is trapped in these damned things.
09-15-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,032
Posted By cyccommute

Yes. I hate them because they tend to be rather...

Yes. I hate them because they tend to be rather narrow, they are shoehorned into the space by using the gutter pan and a bit of pavement for a narrower lane. The gutter/pavement junction is a...
09-15-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 720
Posted By cyccommute

50 psi in a 2” tire shouldn’t shift. If you had...

50 psi in a 2” tire shouldn’t shift. If you had a slow leaker flat, you could drop pressure enough to get some tube creep which might cause your problem. Additionally if the valve stem weren’t at...
09-15-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 864
Posted By cyccommute

I missed this post earlier. Looking at the...

I missed this post earlier. Looking at the picture above, I think the problem might be with the wheel build. The spokes should touch at the green arrow and would using a J-bend spoke. The spoke with...
09-15-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 720
Posted By cyccommute

Brandt’s opinion here is somewhat contradictory. ...

Brandt’s opinion here is somewhat contradictory. He says that the tube can’t move when it is inflated…something I agree with…but then says that the tube being welded to the tire will make it take...
09-15-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,032
Posted By cyccommute

Yup. I hate protected lanes mostly for this...

Yup. I hate protected lanes mostly for this reason. The only lanes I hate more are the ones with floating parking.
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By cyccommute

I wouldn’t disagree. However there are also...

I wouldn’t disagree. However there are also appear to be mounts under the fork tip.
09-14-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,388
Posted By cyccommute

I’m not going to say one way or the other...

I’m not going to say one way or the other because, as I said, this is a poor model for a bicycle wheel. Just poking a stick or rod or anything into the ground (or something else) isn’t anything like...
09-14-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 864
Posted By cyccommute

The camera on a tripod would help…just sayin’. ...

The camera on a tripod would help…just sayin’.

It looked like the spokes were aero, my mistake. It does (kinda) look like the spokes are moving when you are rocking the wheel back and forth. ...
09-14-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 864
Posted By cyccommute

I’d not be so quick to dismiss the spokes. I...

I’d not be so quick to dismiss the spokes. I suspect the spokes are rubbing against each other where they cross. The spokes look they are wide blade aero spokes and the wheels are straight pull...
09-14-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,388
Posted By cyccommute

I really don’t like to do analogies. Your analogy...

I really don’t like to do analogies. Your analogy above is okay for a javelin and it probably wouldn’t bend but it is not a model for a bicycle, bicycle wheel, and cornering. You don’t “press down”...
09-14-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,388
Posted By cyccommute

Could have been. We really don’t know how far...

Could have been. We really don’t know how far out of true the wheels were even after the crash. Given that Ev0lutionz rode for another 150 km without noticing, it can’t have been too bad. I don’t...
09-13-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By cyccommute

There is that. Perhaps don’t remove the bolt...

There is that. Perhaps don’t remove the bolt completely so that the crank doesn’t fall off, however.
09-13-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,388
Posted By cyccommute

Oops. My mistake. I typed it wrong. Both broke in...

Oops. My mistake. I typed it wrong. Both broke in exactly the manner to be expected. If the bow was to the right, the spaghetti broke to the right. If the bow as to the left, the spaghetti broke to...
09-13-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,388
Posted By cyccommute

Back before we took the nightmare trip into...

Back before we took the nightmare trip into Physicsland, I did address Ev0lutionz’ question. Given that he could ride the bike for another 150 km, I really doubt that the wheel was tacoed. I also...
09-13-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,388
Posted By cyccommute

Just to humor you, I did your experiment with two...

Just to humor you, I did your experiment with two different pieces of spaghetti. In one the bow is to the right and in the other to the left. The one bowed right broke (aka buckled) to the right...
09-12-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By cyccommute

If you don’t want to spend the money for a pickle...

If you don’t want to spend the money for a pickle fork, you might look into loaner tools at Autozone. They have pickle forks you can borrow. Put the bike on your car and you can probably knock off...
Forum: Touring
09-12-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By cyccommute

The Axiom lowriders use the same u-bolt as the...

The Axiom lowriders use the same u-bolt as the old Blackburn rack. It might work on the fork blade but carbon forks tend to be wide from front to back which makes the Ubolt harder to use. You would...
09-12-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By cyccommute

Not only the security warning but the page I...

Not only the security warning but the page I navigated away from was replaced with a website in an east Asian language that was a devil to get rid of.
09-12-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 334
Posted By cyccommute

A step ferrule won’t work. They “step” from 5mm...

A step ferrule won’t work. They “step” from 5mm to 4mm (usually) and the opening on your cable guide is larger than 5mm. You need a guide stop....
09-12-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,388
Posted By cyccommute

:bang::bang: When in doubt you always...

:bang::bang:



When in doubt you always fall back on how stupid I am. It’s tedious.

Don’t trust me on lateral force can buckle a wheel? Do you trust Wikipedia?...
09-12-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,388
Posted By cyccommute

:bang: No, I am not confused about...

:bang:

No, I am not confused about “buckling” and “lateral force”. Buckling is usually initiated by lateral force. There can be rim failures that would result in the wheel buckling due to vertical...
09-12-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By cyccommute

Your link is very bad. You should check it.

Your link is very bad. You should check it.
09-12-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By cyccommute

Pickle fork....

Pickle fork. (https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/c/performance-tool/performance-tool-tie-rod-separator/pfm0/w1204p?q=pickle+fork&pos=4) $13 at the O’Reilly’s near me. Put it between the frame and...
Forum: Touring
09-12-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By cyccommute

Your picture link doesn’t work but I’ve seen the...

Your picture link doesn’t work but I’ve seen the braze-on on the fork tip. The fork on your bike has the mount point too low for it to work with a regular low rider for panniers. Low rider mounts...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,038
Posted By cyccommute

Not necessarily. The largest population...

Not necessarily. The largest population centers…New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, etc…have had cars grafted into them rather than being built for cars. New York City and Boston, in...
Forum: Touring
09-11-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By cyccommute

Your best bet would probably be something like a...

Your best bet would probably be something like a Topeak Versa Cage (https://www.topeak.com/global/en/product/1129-VERSACAGE) with a bag like the Revelate Pole Cat...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,038
Posted By cyccommute

Honestly, I think your conclusion is incorrect…at...

Honestly, I think your conclusion is incorrect…at least for inner cities. True cars have been grafted into the inner cities but the cities themselves were not designed with cars in mind. Most inner...
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