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11-15-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,960
Posted By Iride01

Instead of fighting to have the proposed airport...

Instead of fighting to have the proposed airport put in some others back yard, why not see about getting them to include in the project improvement of the cycling infrastructure that remains and...
11-14-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 661
Posted By rekmeyata

I wasn't picking a fight, settle down, life isn't...

I wasn't picking a fight, settle down, life isn't about fighting, Just because I'm stating facts doesn't mean I'm fighting, grow up, and like you I will SAY what I mean!
11-13-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 661
Posted By rekmeyata

What you were alluding to when you quoted this:...

What you were alluding to when you quoted this: From WD-40's site
Quote:
WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, 40th formula. WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, 40th formula. That's the name...
11-13-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By jimmuller

Clean-up to a milestone

Or maybe that should be clean-up to a kilometerstone. I spent part of the afternoon organizing my tools which were scattered across the chaotic wilderness of my garage, basement, several toolboxes...
11-10-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 661
Posted By rekmeyata

All I use is non citrus Dawn for Dishes, mixed in...

All I use is non citrus Dawn for Dishes, mixed in hot water, a scrub brush that will fit between the gears and chain rollers, and get at it, it takes the crud off just as good as all the solvents...
11-10-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 661
Posted By KerryIrons

Not specifically true. The solvent in WD-40 does...

Not specifically true. The solvent in WD-40 does dissolve whatever is there, but if you let WD-40 evaporate you will have a lightweight oil left over. It's not a great lube but it is a lube.
11-10-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,637
Posted By BillyD

Hi guys, first of all I must remind you that we...

Hi guys, first of all I must remind you that we never, EVER discuss the particulars of a disciplinary action in public. That is private information, even if only by the fact that it is delivered in a...
11-05-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By HillRider

As frequently noted here, leaving springs...

As frequently noted here, leaving springs tensioned has no effect on their life. Leave the rd in whatever position you wish.
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By uncleivan

Yes, the fork is carbon. And the parts newer, but...

Yes, the fork is carbon. And the parts newer, but I doubt it is from the 90's

if you go to the classic lightweights usa page on classic rendesvous the builders name is Peter Ouellette. There are...
Forum: Recumbent
10-16-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Thanks everyone. You have all given me bits...

Thanks everyone.

You have all given me bits of direction.

I'll likely need a bit more range than an 8 speed can provide, I might go with a front ring with an emergency granny gear.

My new...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,551
Posted By Maelochs

"If Kask’s WG11 protocol generates more realistic...

"If Kask’s WG11 protocol generates more realistic test results, that’s an achievement that should be universally lauded. However, those sorts of tests are also only genuinely useful to consumers in...
10-12-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 630
Posted By 70sSanO

While the OP was 74XX, your statement was why...

While the OP was 74XX, your statement was why would Shimano offer a long cage on a road racing derailleur.

It is odd that you think the Dura Ace 7700 represents a sold out and pandering group. I...
10-10-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By FBinNY

A few things to consider. 1 - while there...

A few things to consider.

1 - while there are some inherent differences between the various materials used in bike making there are greater differences resulting from how those materials are used....
10-05-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,536
Posted By genejockey

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10-04-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,312
Posted By oldbobcat

Old habits die hard. All I know is, if it takes a...

Old habits die hard. All I know is, if it takes a Townie to keep me riding past 85, bring it on. I've ridden them and they're well-made and a fun ride.
Forum: Recumbent
10-02-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,461
Posted By cat0020

On upright bikes, I have 170 or 172.5mm...

On upright bikes, I have 170 or 172.5mm crankarms.
On recumbents, I have 165 or 155mm crankarms.
Shorter crankarms, smaller pedaling circles, easier to spin at higher cadence, which helps...
10-01-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If you are only looking to lift the chain to...

If you are only looking to lift the chain to where an axle would be a piece of 3/8" All Thread rod w/ nuts will do the same. An old hub, cut from a wheel, with an old cog is another possibility. Andy
10-01-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By Bianchigirll

I’d say you should definitely try a stem that...

I’d say you should definitely try a stem that will get you upright. I’m on the third stem on this Boarala but frankly I think it just needs to go.

the top photo is the original build and the...
09-30-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By noobinsf

What about a threadless stem with a more extreme...

What about a threadless stem with a more extreme upward angle? I have a 35-degree one on my old MTB, but I think even a 17-degree one would give you more lift.

In dialing in my Mercian, I noticed...
09-26-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By unterhausen

I'm not sure why this thread turned so negative,...

I'm not sure why this thread turned so negative, although people probably wanted to see pictures. But they aren't forthcoming, and a lot of posts in here break this subforum's guidelines. That are...
Forum: Recumbent
09-21-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By bikebikebike

Boom adjustment an chain tension

interesting thread on chain length made this a heads up
https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1258629-chain-too-long-why-make-shorter.html#post22654873
Where this may be a real issue is on...
09-20-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,021
Posted By Drillium Dude

Man, I'm confused :) Betwixt all the...

Man, I'm confused :)

Betwixt all the speculation, assumption, vague posts from the OP regarding steps taken to rectify, and some non-standard parts descriptions...

OP: when you write "wedge...
09-19-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,133
Posted By FBinNY

Read my signatures below. First of all, do...

Read my signatures below.

First of all, do the travel test I described to determine whether it's the caliper or cable/lever.

I prefer acetone (from hardware store, not nail polish remover) for...
09-16-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I use a 3' tape measure using the 1" & 37" marks...

I use a 3' tape measure using the 1" & 37" marks to avoid an error from the "hook".
It's short enough to avoid "parallax" and you get 3X the resolution. A 4' section is too long for me to make sure...
09-16-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By CliffordK

A good way to double check your chain...

A good way to double check your chain measurements is to check with a tape measure. Measure out 12" of links. 1/16" over is worn out. Use edge of pins as a reference point.

As FBinNY suggests,...
09-16-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By FBinNY

On a single speed bike it's very reasonable to...

On a single speed bike it's very reasonable to run chains fully up to 1% (true) stretch. That's 1/8th inch over 12 inches measured pin to pin under enough tension to pull out any slack.

In fact...
09-16-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By cudak888

Fancy-pants version of SRAM Rival 7000; Disrali...

Fancy-pants version of SRAM Rival 7000; Disrali Gears has it listed:

https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/sachs_rival_7000_red_rd_r7000_derailleur.html#Documents

I doubt if it'll bring the...
09-16-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By CliffordK

If you have a single speed or IGH, there is less...

If you have a single speed or IGH, there is less chain skipping so the sprockets should wear longer. Plus, the sprockets should be thicker and sturdier than the multi speed sprockets.

I'd get...
09-13-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,129
Posted By livedarklions

And 100% of this pearl clutching over other...

And 100% of this pearl clutching over other people's supposed pearl clutching is completely hypocritical. Agree or don't with the post that the "joke" was offensive, but seriously, get a grip. See...
09-11-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,017
Posted By miamijim

You are correct. But the application sure does.

You are correct. But the application sure does.
09-11-22, 02:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,017
Posted By miamijim

Ummm….we’re talking bikes not Airplanes. ...

Ummm….we’re talking bikes not Airplanes. Different applications have different requirements. I’ve installed tens of thousand of cables. SS for the win every time.
09-09-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,129
Posted By mschwett

i am failing to see the justice of a car smashing...

i am failing to see the justice of a car smashing into a properly/legally parked bike-share bike.
09-08-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,228
Posted By genejockey

Yes indeedy! I use the Varia to tell me when to...

Yes indeedy! I use the Varia to tell me when to give The Look. Like, if I see a stream of cars on the radar, I'll roll down the hill a bit slower, knowing that the lights on Sand Hill makes the...
09-07-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,312
Posted By Bob Ross

If by "recliners" you mean recumbent trikes, you...

If by "recliners" you mean recumbent trikes, you may want to rethink that. Everything I know about traditional upright adult tricycles suggests that they are unstable when cornering, and that if...
09-07-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,312
Posted By John E

Most adult trikes get it wrong, with two wheels...

Most adult trikes get it wrong, with two wheels in back and one in front. Two in front and one in back is a far more stable configuration, and it avoids the problem of either driving one rear wheel...
09-04-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,788
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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...here is a titanium headtube, without a crack. Just to prove they do exist....
09-04-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,788
Posted By Milton Keynes

Yeah, that's something which, if it's going to...

Yeah, that's something which, if it's going to happen that way, you don't need to help along especially when you know you're increasing your chances. The amount of adrenaline rush you'd get from...
09-04-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,788
Posted By veganbikes

Because someone on an online forum bought one...

Because someone on an online forum bought one that was cracked? That sounds dumb.

I have 3 Titanium bikes and zero cracks or issues and know many other folks with lovely titanium bikes also with...
09-04-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Barry2

Don't tell me Park doesn't make a $50 tool just...

Don't tell me Park doesn't make a $50 tool just to open their grease!

Barry
09-04-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,788
Posted By Milton Keynes

And I would wrap myself in bubble wrap if I were...

And I would wrap myself in bubble wrap if I were to get on this bike.
09-04-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,788
Posted By big john

I've had a number of component failures on both...

I've had a number of component failures on both bicycles and motorcycles. Had pedals snap off twice causing crashes, had a mtb frame break and separate just before a descent, had another mtb snap a...
09-02-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 755
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...this is what you get, for not riding a...

.
...this is what you get, for not riding a recumbent.
09-01-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,595
Posted By WhyFi

:roflmao2: You report *that* after the dreck...

:roflmao2:

You report *that* after the dreck you've spewn?
08-25-22, 02:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,600
Posted By futtockpaintbal

Same

Same
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 11,960
Posted By WhyFi

[/list] Again, not an apples-to-apples...

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Again, not an apples-to-apples comparison. I don't care if what works for you is different than what works for me, but let's at least be honest about it. The following isn't really for...
08-19-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,332
Posted By mstateglfr

I have never heard of Microshift being owned by...

I have never heard of Microshift being owned by SRAM. This is the first time, actually. Microshift does not have any verbiage on their site to support this, nor does SRAM. SRAM very much...
08-14-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By Doug Fattic

I'll start by answering the OP's question about...

I'll start by answering the OP's question about how often are classic era bike frames out of alignment. As a builder/painter since the mid 70's, I've done hundreds (thousands probably) of alignments....
08-13-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By bulgie

Yeah it's "common knowledge" that 753 can't be...

Yeah it's "common knowledge" that 753 can't be cold-set, but what they really should have said is it's difficult to cold set. If it springs back without taking a set, it just means you didn't push...
08-13-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3,635
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 583,040
Posted By smontanaro

I'm new to the 50+ forum, but have been hanging...

I'm new to the 50+ forum, but have been hanging out on the C&V forum for maybe ten years, as all my bikes are of a certain age. I'm 68, retired, ride 4-5 days a week, both for recreation and...
08-12-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By KerryIrons

Grease works just fine in this application UNLESS...

Grease works just fine in this application UNLESS you plan to never clean and lube your bike. While not really true, in bicycling applications anti seize is just grease that lasts a long time in...
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