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12-08-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By FBinNY

Just to be sure, it's a special flange nut that...

Just to be sure, it's a special flange nut that engages the slot.

If you're not sure search for a picture of a "derailleur claw nut".
12-08-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,449
Posted By FBinNY

No. You never want to hang out beside the...

No. You never want to hang out beside the trailer. However, I'll factor eye contact when getting ready to pass.

I don't pass moving trucks if I'm not reasonably confident that they see me.
12-08-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 848
Posted By FBinNY

Take another look at the photo without tire in...

Take another look at the photo without tire in the OP. You'll see same split on both sides in the exact same place with respect to the spoke.

Note. It's from the opposite, so mirrored.

It...
12-08-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,449
Posted By FBinNY

One helpful trick is to use the truck's mirrors. ...

One helpful trick is to use the truck's mirrors.

If you look directly at his mirror, and co not see the driver, he doesn't see you either.

Of course, if you do see the driver, it's no guarantee...
12-08-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By FBinNY

That looks like it'll be too nice to ride. ...

That looks like it'll be too nice to ride. Hopefully you won't let that stop you.

Best wishes for many miles of joy.
12-08-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By FBinNY

I think you're referring to the screw holding the...

I think you're referring to the screw holding the claw to the dropout.

It keeps the claw and RD in place when you remove the wheel.

It also establishes a 2nd point of contact to orient the claw...
12-08-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By FBinNY

So. I guess you're saying that Shimano wastes...

So. I guess you're saying that Shimano wastes money because their engineers are a bunch of morons.

In any case, this thread, and my posts within it, isn't an about the necessity of these parts....
12-08-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By FBinNY

Unless California makes a serious effort to...

Unless California makes a serious effort to educate drivers, for example running PIAs on TV, the law is meaningless as a safety measure. Charging people AFTER the fact doesn't make anyone less...
12-08-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By FBinNY

A bit of context might help. First of all...

A bit of context might help.

First of all long spiral (index) housing changes the rules. The ends meet the adjuster at a small angle, and might bite into it a bit. Then with each shift a tiny...
12-08-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 848
Posted By FBinNY

Not quite. But I would have been the idiot saying...

Not quite. But I would have been the idiot saying you can't blame a cow for kicking.
12-08-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 848
Posted By FBinNY

I can't believe the amount of doom and gloom on...

I can't believe the amount of doom and gloom on this thread. Bicycles are not use once and discard items. They last a long time, and obviously will not stay in pristine condition forever
........
12-08-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 848
Posted By FBinNY

It's a cosmetic non-critical issue, related to...

It's a cosmetic non-critical issue, related to how rims are made.

After the extrusion is formed into a hoop, it moves to the drilling station

It's the operator's job to find the seam and orient...
12-08-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By FBinNY

I responded to your statement rhat they don't...

I responded to your statement rhat they don't prevent rotation. That's different than saying they're unnecessary. Had you said the latter I wouldn't have responded.

In any case, adjusters and...
12-07-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By FBinNY

Huh?? Of course they prevent rotation. The...

Huh??
Of course they prevent rotation. The flatted oval shape keys to the barrel adjuster which is flatted to match. Then the nubs key to matching notches in the RD body.

The spring keeps it...
12-07-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 344
Posted By FBinNY

Bicycle or wheel quality has to be considered in...

Bicycle or wheel quality has to be considered in the context of planned use.

There's no denying that they could be better, and maybe last longer, which might matter if you were planning an...
12-07-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 848
Posted By FBinNY

I haven't seen so much smoke since the Chicago...

I haven't seen so much smoke since the Chicago Fire. I don't know why, but it seems (seams?) that everyone wants you to trash perfectly good, though old wheels, and imagining all sorts of issues.
...
12-07-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 848
Posted By FBinNY

Time for practical confirmation. Get 2...

Time for practical confirmation.

Get 2 glasses, fill them with water to add some weight, and put them side by side, not quite touching, on the table. That's the rim at the joint.

Now get...
12-07-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 848
Posted By FBinNY

100% OK. this was the condition all along, and...

100% OK. this was the condition all along, and based on appearances, has been this way for a looooong time. No reason to think anything is going to change now.

Consider, the rim is being held...
12-07-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 605
Posted By FBinNY

IMO every cyclist needs to spend a few days...

IMO every cyclist needs to spend a few days riding 2 lane roads in up country Maine. After a few close passes by 60mph log trucks...
12-07-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 605
Posted By FBinNY

IMO sharing roads isn't like playing horseshoes,...

IMO sharing roads isn't like playing horseshoes, in that close doesn't count.

I'm very used to close passes, and much more concerned about speed. My preference is that motorists slow down as they...
12-07-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,449
Posted By FBinNY

Not that far, but I'm considering moving upstate...

Not that far, but I'm considering moving upstate because it's lo longer necessary to accept the high cost of living here.
12-07-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,449
Posted By FBinNY

Some, but I've no idea whether it's common. ...

Some, but I've no idea whether it's common.

Where I live in the burbs, there are some politically correct painted bike lanes, but they're ill conceived and pointless. There aren't many broad one...
12-07-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,449
Posted By FBinNY

I lived in Manhattan for 10 years using my bike...

I lived in Manhattan for 10 years using my bike as my main transport. Back then, in the late sixties, there were no bike lanes.

NYC instructed bicyclists to keep LEFT on Manhattan's one way...
12-06-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By FBinNY

We're getting closer, but not home yet. Loss...

We're getting closer, but not home yet.

Loss of air pressure is proportional to but not the same as air volume loss.

Differences in the pressure loss rate depends on 3 main factors.

The...
12-06-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By FBinNY

Odds are that you can file the round base to a...

Odds are that you can file the round base to a "racetrack oval". Just be sure to round off all edges when finished.

Since I've not seen either your specific valve or rim, it's up to you to decide...
12-06-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By FBinNY

I see age, but not a problem with either. Of...

I see age, but not a problem with either.

Of course, I'm biased my the fact that I'm not in pristine condition myself.
12-06-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 416
Posted By FBinNY

Hmmmmmmmm! an opportunity for thought. ...

Hmmmmmmmm! an opportunity for thought.



Interesting, so which is it? and how? Think about that and sort it out in your own head




Kind of chicken and egg here. Does gravel call for lower...
12-06-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 615
Posted By FBinNY

Yes, that's assumed. However, "Litmus Test"...

Yes, that's assumed.

However, "Litmus Test" implies a binary standard. As a practical matter it's easier to establish a line at exceeding anything that might be needed, rather than subjective...
12-06-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By FBinNY

The maximum torque depends on the screw...

The maximum torque depends on the screw (diameter, pitch, and material). Up to that limit find the torque that does the job. If you find or suspect that slippage may be an issue go higher subject...
12-06-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 615
Posted By FBinNY

A semantic quibble. The statement was about...

A semantic quibble.

The statement was about brake mechanism capabilities, not how best to stop a bike.

The ability to lock the wheel is a litmus test, confirming that the brake can meet or...
12-06-22, 01:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 304
Posted By FBinNY

FWIW - in most states the shoulder is NOT...

FWIW - in most states the shoulder is NOT considered to be part of the road.

Personally, I don't make my lane position decisions based on rights, but rather on what's most practical. Usually that...
12-05-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By FBinNY

If I remember my hydraulics theory correctly, the...

If I remember my hydraulics theory correctly, the reservoir is semi- isolated from the service line, so air wouldn't migrate as you describe. Also the system lines are narrow and once full there's...
12-05-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,449
Posted By FBinNY

Yes, there are alternate approaches that work. ...

Yes, there are alternate approaches that work. I'll adjust what I do according to the specific situation.

In dense urban areas, I'll often find myself waiting abreast of a truck at a corner. I...
12-05-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,449
Posted By FBinNY

It's sometimes frustrating (for lack of a better...

It's sometimes frustrating (for lack of a better word) that A&S lumps these together.

While there's definitely overlap, they are different concepts. As road users we can advocate for making...
12-04-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,449
Posted By FBinNY

I suspect that part of the issue with some A&S...

I suspect that part of the issue with some A&S folks is that they have a binary, zero-sum worldview. So they take any suggestion that cyclist victims might have contributed to their misfortune, as...
12-04-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 965
Posted By FBinNY

Taking the above at face value, the problem with...

Taking the above at face value, the problem with generalizations like this is that they move the focus from a meaningful consideration (cam rise) to one that isn't (internal/external). That invites...
12-04-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 965
Posted By FBinNY

Taking the above at face value, the problem with...

Taking the above at face value, the problem with generalizations like this moves the focus from a meaningful consideration (cam rise) to one that isn't (internal/external). That invites endless...
12-04-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 965
Posted By FBinNY

Cams is cams. Internal, external doesn't matter. ...

Cams is cams. Internal, external doesn't matter. They' re simply ramps used to pull out one end of the skewer.

What does matter is the cam's rise, skewer strength. and the strength of the user. ...
12-04-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 965
Posted By FBinNY

Here we almost agree. The amount of movement...

Here we almost agree. The amount of movement possible would be limited by the skewer itself, and the torsional rigidity offered by the chainstay. In any case, I lack the imagination to accept that a...
12-04-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 965
Posted By FBinNY

Yes, so far, but no to the rest. First of...

Yes, so far, but no to the rest.

First of all, we can't discount the strength and stiffness of chainstays, especially against the torsion that a broken axle might create.

Secondly, the amount...
12-04-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 965
Posted By FBinNY

Couldn't tell. When I'm posting from the cell...

Couldn't tell. When I'm posting from the cell phone, I don't see things like emojis. Therefore I read your post in the context of your prior posts about skewer strength.
12-04-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 965
Posted By FBinNY

Why would an aluminum skewer bend without some...

Why would an aluminum skewer bend without some outside cause.

A skewer is supposed to be tensioned between 2 flat and parallel support surfaces. There are no other loads UNLESS something else is...
12-04-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 98
Posted By FBinNY

Bad news. Your 42/42 gear combination is...

Bad news.

Your 42/42 gear combination is above average for total tooth count. If you have longish chainstays, that compounds the problem.

Unfortunately chains are usually supplied with 114...
12-04-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 965
Posted By FBinNY

Let's focus on the basics. Skewers don't...

Let's focus on the basics. Skewers don't magically bend. So, either it was bent or there's a reason it bent.

Normally there's no load on a skewer other than the tension from the cam, which...
12-04-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By FBinNY

It's mainly a question of good use of time. ...

It's mainly a question of good use of time.

Instead of crapping around with more tools, ie. a wrench for the lockout, and trying to tighten it while holding the fork, you can simply use the pipe...
12-04-22, 01:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 625
Posted By FBinNY

Actually, despite over 200k lifetime road miles,...

Actually, despite over 200k lifetime road miles, many in the dense metro NY area, the only biking injury* I've ever suffered was while riding indoors.

Crashed while riding rollers and broke my big...
12-03-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 344
Posted By FBinNY

OK Even tension is important, but not...

OK

Even tension is important, but not critically so.

If you were headed on a long tour, you might have someone check them out, and possibly get the tension more even.

Otherwise, unless you...
12-03-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 22,796
Posted By FBinNY

No! I treat every intersection as...

No!

I treat every intersection as unregulated, and ride accordingly. So, red or green, I'll slow, observe, and proceed when I judge it safe to do so.

My logic is very simple. Traffic signals...
12-03-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By FBinNY

Yes, it's axle, not QR, bite that counts. ...

Yes, it's axle, not QR, bite that counts.

Since you don't see evidence of movement, it follows that the wheel might have been improperly seated all along.

So, do nothing for the moment, except...
12-03-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By FBinNY

Simple math, assuming 1/2" pitch, plus or minus 4...

Simple math, assuming 1/2" pitch, plus or minus 4 teeth changes belt length by 1". (the belt wraps 1/2 way around the chainring).

This is not absolutely precise, but the small error should be...
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