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02-19-24, 05:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,290
Posted By Black wallnut

Preservative free... contains salt.... if only...

Preservative free... contains salt.... if only there was truth in labeling laws. Salt is a preservative, in fact it might be said to be the preservative.
02-15-24, 03:00 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,007
Posted By Camilo

I have or had the same mix of braking systems as...

I have or had the same mix of braking systems as cyccommute and the same experiences. The brakes just work equivalently and well.

I have learned in things bicycle as well as other areas such as...
02-13-24, 10:28 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,007
Posted By Camilo

Your opinion. My opinion is that the vast...

Your opinion. My opinion is that the vast majority of bike riders, from the casual round the block rider, to the serious enthusiast who rides every day, even many if not most hobby racers are...
02-13-24, 05:10 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,007
Posted By TiHabanero

As a service manager I loved disc brakes. Working...

As a service manager I loved disc brakes. Working on them required more time which in turn provided more labor charges. Trust me, it makes a difference on the bottom line.
01-19-24, 02:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,124
Posted By Dave Mayer

Gawd: this topic has been beat to death. Naive...

Gawd: this topic has been beat to death. Naive new road riders, industry apologists and marketers come out here (hair on fire) shilling discs for every rider for every application. But for most...
01-15-24, 09:04 PM
01-10-24, 02:13 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,633
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Biker Pete : There is no need to use any water...

Biker Pete : There is no need to use any water (at any temperature). Doing so just increases the likelihood of rust on the chain. Best use one to two rounds of odorless mineral spirits to degrease,...
01-06-24, 10:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,124
Posted By t2p

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12-28-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,447
Posted By purpurite

You must not live in the rust belt.

You must not live in the rust belt.
12-22-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,830
Posted By base2

Am I alone in thinking that Kontact could/should...

Am I alone in thinking that Kontact could/should be a staff writer for Bike Gremlin to really get into the situation and use his encyclopedic knowledge to correct it?

Actually doing something to...
12-22-23, 09:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,076
Posted By Iride01

If there was a big enough overheating issue with...

If there was a big enough overheating issue with rotors that come on anything less than the top tier bikes overheating, then I think we'd have many more people posting about their issues with rotors...
12-21-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,830
Posted By Bike Gremlin

Didn't get any support regarding mobile advert...

Didn't get any support regarding mobile advert density/number.
But, I managed to solve this by completely disabling in-article ads on mobile...
12-21-23, 11:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,830
Posted By rosefarts

At this point, I’d rather read Bike Gremlin...

At this point, I’d rather read Bike Gremlin telling me to clean my bike with a saltwater soak than Kontact tell me that I should put tires on my wheels before I ride it.

Like an unwashed chamois,...
12-21-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,830
Posted By elcruxio

You're not seriously fighting over whether to...

You're not seriously fighting over whether to install square tapers dry or greased? A topic that doesn't have a correct answer?

I mean I'd understand all this if the argument was over whether...
12-20-23, 06:00 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,830
Posted By Jeff Neese

Except that many of his own posts contain so much...

Except that many of his own posts contain so much nonsense and wrong information, it's laughable that he's pointing out anyone else's mistakes. He's not really a mechanic - he just plays one on the...
12-19-23, 07:34 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,830
Posted By Dan Burkhart

You clearly have stayed on the high road...

You clearly have stayed on the high road throughout this exchange, and I for one applaud your efforts. The way you handle and respond to criticism is laudable.
12-17-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,830
Posted By Bike Gremlin

That's not the point I was trying to make. ...

That's not the point I was trying to make.

And I agree with your point.



My point is that different "authorities" don't always agree with each other.
So, I listed all the different...
12-17-23, 08:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,890
Posted By bblair

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I have so much room now, I need more bikes.
12-16-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,734
Posted By elcruxio

But, isn't this whole discussion then fairly...

But, isn't this whole discussion then fairly idiotic to begin with? If that AMA organization has production rules, the motorcycles that are being compared to top end mountain bikes aren't anywhere...
12-13-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 895
Posted By sweeks

A lower standard of reliability for a commuter...

A lower standard of reliability for a commuter bike? That seems... backwards to me.
I'm a dentist who commutes by bike. I want my commuter bike to be darned near bullet-proof. On a recreational...
12-06-23, 05:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,041
Posted By Crankycrank

For me it's always been easier and faster than...

For me it's always been easier and faster than on-bike chain cleaners to just remove the chain using a quick link and just swish the chain around in a jar of odorless mineral spirits. Use about 3...
12-03-23, 01:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,647
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Increasing tire pressure never decreases rolling...

Increasing tire pressure never decreases rolling resistance, ever. But higher pressures, besides making for a harsh ride, shrink the contact patch, decreasing traction, and increasing the chances of...
Forum: Touring
12-01-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,571
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Just curious, are you aware that Racktime is part...

Just curious, are you aware that Racktime is part of Tubus?

Racktime makes racks with aluminum, Tubus uses steel and a few other metals.
11-29-23, 12:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,322
Posted By Polaris OBark

People refer to aluminum as "alloy" because...

People refer to aluminum as "alloy" because "aluminum" has connotations of cheap and trashy.

These folks also use non-standard abbreviations such as ALU or Alum instead of the standard and...
11-27-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,109
Posted By RubeRad

He's saying $4 for regular household parrafin...

He's saying $4 for regular household parrafin with no additives and no 'boiler bag', which also gets you longer drive train life and no grease stains
11-18-23, 11:07 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,090
Posted By big john

I was riding alongside a friend who had her...

I was riding alongside a friend who had her jacket tied around her waist. It got sucked into the rear wheel and locked it up. She skidded to a stop without crashing. A guy I know was mountain biking...
11-18-23, 11:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,641
Posted By FBinNY

The best way to do this is with a tapered hand...

The best way to do this is with a tapered hand reamer. It takes a minute or two and does a nice job with a cheap, versatile tool you'll find other uses for later.
11-11-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,375
Posted By Racing Dan

Overspending and overcomplicating is like a drug...

Overspending and overcomplicating is like a drug to hobbyists.

The "grease" on a new chain is already a wax and is fully compatible with gulf wax or commercial blends. Just dump it in straight...
11-09-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,029
Posted By frdfandc

They might not be as powerful as the Pauls, but...

They might not be as powerful as the Pauls, but their significantly more affordable. I consider Paul's stuff to be high end. Not everyone can afford it. I can and I'd still go with the Spyres. Power...
11-09-23, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By Iride01

Oh, we misunderstood. We didn't realize you were...

Oh, we misunderstood. We didn't realize you were pedaling a stationary bike in a plane! <grin>
11-05-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,936
Posted By tomato coupe

I think this would rarely be the case. Like,...

I think this would rarely be the case. Like, virtually never.
10-31-23, 05:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,936
Posted By polyrhythmia

EVT-Safe Zone bicycle helmet mirror works for me.

EVT-Safe Zone bicycle helmet mirror works for me.
10-22-23, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By JohnDThompson

A tool like this often works: ...

A tool like this often works:
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10-14-23, 11:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,898
Posted By gugie

I've recently found a very good reason to remove,...

I've recently found a very good reason to remove, grease and replace a seatpost from time to time.
10-12-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By SurferRosa

I buy shift cables that way. They're under...

I buy shift cables that way. They're under $2/each. Never had one break.



No.
10-04-23, 12:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,450
Posted By HTupolev

"Boiling" implies that the vapor pressure is...

"Boiling" implies that the vapor pressure is equal to the ambient pressure, i.e. that bubbles can form even in a region of the fluid that is fully surrounded by the liquid. The evaporation that...
10-02-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,450
Posted By Keefusb

From a physical chemistry perspective, the...

From a physical chemistry perspective, the mineral oil lowers the specific heat and melting temperature of paraffin wax. It also makes the molten paraffin less viscous. It would stand to reason that...
10-01-23, 07:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,450
Posted By Keefusb

Another former chemist here. After experimenting...

Another former chemist here. After experimenting with a number of non-solvent additives to plain old paraffin wax (such as motor oil, silicone, ATF, and castor oil to name a few), empirical evidence...
09-26-23, 03:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,513
Posted By RCMoeur

Wheel reflectors in general are ineffective in...

Wheel reflectors in general are ineffective in warning traffic coming up from the side of a bicyclist's presence. If a bicyclist is at risk of an angle crash from cross traffic, for nearly all that...
09-24-23, 05:24 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,776
Posted By shelbyfv

You've used this term a number of times but it...

You've used this term a number of times but it doesn't mean what you think it does. From the NIH- "A person is functionally illiterate who cannot engage in all those activities in which literacy is...
09-22-23, 09:04 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,894
Posted By indyfabz

Not much I hate more than not being able to be in...

Not much I hate more than not being able to be in the right gear, or as close as I can be, for me and my riding style, when riding fully loaded, especially while climbing on dirt/gravel.

You’ll...
09-22-23, 07:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,776
Posted By tomato coupe

No, it applies everywhere in the U.S. -- it's a...

No, it applies everywhere in the U.S. -- it's a federal regulation.
09-22-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,776
Posted By Kapusta

Disc became ubiquitous on mtbs well before TA...

Disc became ubiquitous on mtbs well before TA did. It was fine.

I think the safety “issue” is likely all conjecture without any real world evidence to back it up.

If there is a difference in...
09-19-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By pdlamb

FWIW, someone suggested marking holes with a...

FWIW, someone suggested marking holes with a silver Sharpie. Works like a charm.

I've put a thumb over one big leak to find a smaller leak, but I'll often just do a two-step. Fix one, let the...
09-06-23, 06:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 803
Posted By JohnDThompson

Exactly. And they only became necessary with...

Exactly. And they only became necessary with aluminum dropouts. Steel is much more malleable than aluminum, and can be bent more, and more often without breaking than aluminum. The replaceable...
09-01-23, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By alcjphil

What you should be looking at are Sora flat bar...

What you should be looking at are Sora flat bar shifters. They make a version for triple cranks
Your front derailleur had a friction shifter, that doesn't mean that it was friction only
08-30-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,036
Posted By SurferRosa

Sure, it's a little damp if you really want to...

Sure, it's a little damp if you really want to nitpick. But it's pretty damn nice riding free of any traffic.
08-30-23, 11:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,036
Posted By Jklotz

Lone sailer attempts record at urban regatta on...

Lone sailer attempts record at urban regatta on bicycle
08-28-23, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By Barry2

Here's an observation. In my house right now,...

Here's an observation.
In my house right now, two flat bar hybrids have the Gear shift mounted inboard of the Brake.
Yours is the other way around.

Barry
08-27-23, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My first thought was about what caused the broken...

My first thought was about what caused the broken chain, not any wear measurements. Andy
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