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08-02-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,537
Posted By Moe Zhoost

A bit of grime is a given on any wet lubed chain....

A bit of grime is a given on any wet lubed chain. To minimize grime, wipe your chain often, Wipe it after you lube and frequently thereafter. Wiping reduces the amount of surface oil that picks up...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By Moe Zhoost

To me, it looks like a result of swaging the pin...

To me, it looks like a result of swaging the pin into the hinge. This would not be an issue. Do you feel any play in the hinge?
06-03-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've always solved that problem with a spacer on...

I've always solved that problem with a spacer on the brake mount.
06-01-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,089
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My first impression from the picture was that it...

My first impression from the picture was that it was a crack in the paint coating that was starting to rust. Is there more to see? For example, what does it look like on the inside of the tube; can...
05-19-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Moe Zhoost

A thin slather of proofide on the underside first...

A thin slather of proofide on the underside first thing, then repeat every year or so, then ride, ride, ride. I find my new Brooks saddles comfortable from the start (except for my C-17).
05-05-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,787
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Agree totally with this. In most cases I have to...

Agree totally with this. In most cases I have to look away or use a hand to block the glare. Either way adds risk to me and others on the trail.
05-04-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,802
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Well, yeah - by law - but around here a large...

Well, yeah - by law - but around here a large percentage of trailers are not tagged. Even if tagged, it doesn't id the tow vehicle or it's owner necessarily. The trailer could be rented or borrowed...
04-22-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Good choice going with the 50s. Having launched...

Good choice going with the 50s. Having launched myself over the bars because of a jam between fender and tire, I now go minimum 10mm clearance.
04-06-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Well, it turns out that it's not noise at all. I...

Well, it turns out that it's not noise at all. I reviewed my rowing track to check where the elevation changes were occurring and discovered that the highest elevations were close to shore. ...
04-05-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Apparently. Those aqueous hills are a bear, but...

Apparently. Those aqueous hills are a bear, but the worst part is there is that I can't seem to coast going down.
04-02-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, relubing would never be a bad thing, but to...

Yes, relubing would never be a bad thing, but to answer your original question: It depends on what lube you are using. Some lubes don't tolerate rainy rides very well, while some are very good. I...
03-28-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The pictures clearly show a hub for a...

The pictures clearly show a hub for a through-axle, These hubs have a hollow outer tube that I called a spindle, for want of a better term (Shimano apparently calls it an axle pipe). This is indeed...
03-23-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,994
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Most cables can be snipped through in 10-15...

Most cables can be snipped through in 10-15 seconds. Most U-locks and security chains can be defeated by an angle grinder in 10-15 seconds. Aluminum shell locks like the SAF Altor will resist most...
03-14-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yep, probably. You'd likely spend more time...

Yep, probably. You'd likely spend more time searching for a marginally faster pump than you're spending using your current pump.
03-13-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By Moe Zhoost

From the Trek site: The diameter and stroke...

From the Trek site:

The diameter and stroke distance of the pump define its performance; everything is a tradeoff. Pumps that have an easier stroke require more of them, while pumps that push a...
03-12-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 461
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Sometimes the dyno is grounded through the frame...

Sometimes the dyno is grounded through the frame (one wire) and sometimes it isn't (two wires). Even if a 2 wire dyno is grounded to the frame (and I think most are), you would still need the second...
Forum: Foo
03-07-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,291
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Good science is peer-reviewed, mate. This is the...

Good science is peer-reviewed, mate. This is the perfect definition of debatable.
02-23-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,578
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Just put him out front and let him stay there. ...

Just put him out front and let him stay there.

Yeah, I know the argument would be that he doesn't keep a steady pace. I reckon that the courteous thing to do is to pair him up with a patient...
02-14-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,511
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Another recommendation for WEST system stuff. ...

Another recommendation for WEST system stuff. I've been using their stuff for 40 years and have never had a failure. They will have all you need and I understand that they are good about giving...
02-12-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Why don't you just measure what you have. Thread...

Why don't you just measure what you have. Thread gauges and digital calipers are cheap and I'd recommend them as part of any cyclists toolbox.

BTW, I love those two bolt posts. So much easier to...
Forum: Foo
02-09-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Actually it would be pi(r*r)h since height is...

Actually it would be pi(r*r)h since height is usually expressed as "h" not "a", which usually means area. Pirrh does rhyme with beer, though, so all is good.
02-05-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's great that you plan to start riding again...

It's great that you plan to start riding again and also that you are concerned about safety. Although lighting (as well as clothing) is important for visibility, most important is learning to ride...
02-05-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,818
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Great song. It will be in my head all day, now.

Great song. It will be in my head all day, now.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-29-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,700
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Thanks, :thumb: though my yawl has no jib. Just...

Thanks, :thumb: though my yawl has no jib. Just the main and a small mizzen.
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Forum: Framebuilders
01-28-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,700
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Just thinking about the above quote: If you know...

Just thinking about the above quote: If you know a woodworker with a lathe (or maybe you are one), you could use a very hard wood to make a cylinder of the right diameter, drill a hole down the...
01-26-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,859
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I figure I'll be old when I reach the age of my...

I figure I'll be old when I reach the age of my favorite woodworking tools and sewing machines - another 30+ years.
01-20-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Knowing the geographical area where you found...

Knowing the geographical area where you found this as well as the year when you were 16 would be a slight help, but I'm afraid you'll have to do with guesses. I believe that leather saddles were...
01-18-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,010
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Our local co-op has plenty of salvaged wheels so...

Our local co-op has plenty of salvaged wheels so there is little reason to build them. Occasionally a volunteer will spend some time building a few just for the experience or to help another member,...
01-16-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,010
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've built dozens of wheels and have never had a...

I've built dozens of wheels and have never had a nipple loosen. I can only think of 2 reasons why this would happen: 1) not enough tension, 2) Wrong nipple, e.g. 14g nipple on 15g spoke These...
01-15-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Moe Zhoost

French freewheel threading is not compatible with...

French freewheel threading is not compatible with English. You can mount an English freewheel on an Italian threaded hub, but not the other way around (well, maybe you could but it may be a loose...
01-13-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,630
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Nope, he said that he was thinking about...

Nope, he said that he was thinking about reproducing it in black. I reckon I understood this ambiguity to mean that he intended to paint the older frame black but put newer decals on it. In any...
01-06-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,440
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have no doubt that bike shops are buried by DIY...

I have no doubt that bike shops are buried by DIY folks who get in over their heads. It's no wonder that sometimes they let their irritation predict the interaction with the next customer.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,955
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Certainly coast through corners when you can, but...

Certainly coast through corners when you can, but sometimes you just can't, like your example of having to turn from a stop. Crank arm length and bottom bracket height sometimes make it challenging...
01-01-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If it has two slots, it's almost certainly a...

If it has two slots, it's almost certainly a "suicide stem". Some of the single slot stems are suspect as well, needing routine inspection. I have a single slot AVA on one of my bikes and am fairly...
12-31-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If this steerer is indeed steel, I wouldn't have...

If this steerer is indeed steel, I wouldn't have any concern about riding it. Your slight damage is nothing compared to the scoring I've seen on quill stem bikes due to a mis-installed keyed washer...
12-31-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,487
Posted By Moe Zhoost

First of all, what you are calling "seams" are...

First of all, what you are calling "seams" are actually mold lines from the vulcanization process. In my experience, the most likely cause of your failures is improper installation. If the tire bead...
12-16-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,137
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Perhaps the price difference you are seeing is...

Perhaps the price difference you are seeing is due to one brand coming with nipples and the other not.

I've built wheels with DP, Sapim, Alpina, Araya, and WheelSmith spokes and would consider all...
12-14-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,171
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Slick solution for your rear brake clearance...

Slick solution for your rear brake clearance issue. :thumb:

I'm glad you chose against opting for a total repaint. The bike is perfect with all of it's patina. I'm a big fan of Brooks saddles;...
12-13-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, indeed. You can get a pretty good idea of...

Yes, indeed. You can get a pretty good idea of your target chainline by doing some measurements of your rear hub. Matching that to a crank/BB system may then be as easy as going with manufacturer's...
12-08-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21,166
Views: 4,024,333
Posted By Moe Zhoost

No not much work. Just a simple lift and toss...

No not much work. Just a simple lift and toss into the scrap metal bin.
11-25-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Loved the video; however I'm not sure this...

Loved the video; however I'm not sure this belongs in A&S.
11-23-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've worked on a lot of coaster brake bikes in my...

I've worked on a lot of coaster brake bikes in my volunteer work and have never seen a broken strap, though most of them are beat up a bit. Like others have mentioned, the welded tabs sometimes have...
11-17-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Moe Zhoost

No issue, mate. I am surprised that it took you...

No issue, mate. I am surprised that it took you five miles to realize though.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,174
Posted By Moe Zhoost

In a single speed setup, a properly tensioned...

In a single speed setup, a properly tensioned chain should not be falling off. I'd check these: 1) Chain condition - replace it if stretched, 2) Chain rings and cog for any anomalies like bent...
11-07-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's always a pleasure to read about successful...

It's always a pleasure to read about successful resolution to issues.
11-06-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,055
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Keep in mind that clearance is a factor of not...

Keep in mind that clearance is a factor of not only the width of the tire but also its height. For a wider tire, both the crown and widest part will be further from the rim.

My solution for wider...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,452
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Keep doing what you are doing and just expect...

Keep doing what you are doing and just expect that occasionally you'll encounter someone who has an issue. I generally will ring my bell (or less frequently call out) for folks that I'm passing, but...
10-28-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,116
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Crazy design flaw that should have been caught...

Crazy design flaw that should have been caught and resolved prior to sale, and certainly during assembly. As mentioned by Trakhak , you may be able to space the pads in order to move the brake...
10-16-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,069
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My vision (as long as we're doing this) is that...

My vision (as long as we're doing this) is that all Starbucks would disappear.
10-15-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I encounter 9mm hex head nuts and screws...

I encounter 9mm hex head nuts and screws frequently in the many bikes I repair. A 8-9-10 tri-wrench is relatively easy to carry. I reckon you can replace the hex head with an allen if you feel...
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