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10-04-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,659
Posted By cyccommute

Now you are making thing ups. I have always been...

Now you are making thing ups. I have always been adamant that something collapsing will collapse in a random manner. You are the one who has maintained that they always collapse in the same...
10-03-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,659
Posted By cyccommute

Oh gods! Here we go again. I am the one who...

Oh gods! Here we go again. I am the one who said it is impossible to predict the way something collapses. You’ve said “[the spaghetti] always buckles on the same side of its strand no matter which...
10-03-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 656
Posted By cyccommute

Completely agree.

Completely agree.
10-03-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 656
Posted By cyccommute

Are you sure that tubing is PVC? From what I can...

Are you sure that tubing is PVC? From what I can find, it’s likely polyethylene or some copolymer. I wouldn’t be so quick to say that it can’t react with bleach because the exact composition isn’t...
10-03-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 656
Posted By cyccommute

Again, the bleach isn’t needed. You could use...

Again, the bleach isn’t needed. You could use dish washing liquid and a tube brush to remove the mold. That’s all that is really needed. If you have to soak, peroxide is just as effective and,...
10-02-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,989
Posted By cyccommute

None. The micro clamp is a pain to use. You...

None. The micro clamp is a pain to use. You pretty much have to unscrew it to unclamp it and you have to clamp it, hold the bike, then screw in the handle. It’s fiddly The linkage clamp is much...
10-02-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 656
Posted By cyccommute

Those are generally hard surface materials that...

Those are generally hard surface materials that are easy to rinse completely as well as being unreactive towards the dishes and untensils. The same can’t be said of the plastic. It does react with...
10-02-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 656
Posted By cyccommute

It is foolish to use the toxic alternative when a...

It is foolish to use the toxic alternative when a nontoxic, or at least less toxic, alternative exists.
10-02-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By cyccommute

30 to 40 is closer to most recommendations.

30 to 40 is closer to most recommendations.
10-02-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 470
Posted By cyccommute

Hate to say this at this late date but you should...

Hate to say this at this late date but you should have chosen double sided Shimano mountain bike pedals and mountain bike shoes. You can walk very long distances in them if necessary…once walked...
10-02-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 656
Posted By cyccommute

I would not use bleach. It’s not really meant to...

I would not use bleach. It’s not really meant to be consumed. Soak in hydrogen peroxide with a bit of dishwashing liquid. Then physically remove any remaining bits with a piece of chinelle...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,217
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: 24
Views: 499
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: 29
Views: 393
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: 29
Views: 393
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: 151
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: 430
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: 485
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: 93
Views: 2,217
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: 93
Views: 2,217
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: 93
Views: 2,217
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: 444
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: 444
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: 444
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: 93
Views: 2,217
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: 93
Views: 2,217
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: 362
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: 4,401
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: 362
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: 879
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: 879
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: 879
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: 674
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: 177
Views: 3,362
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: 177
Views: 3,362
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: 730
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: 879
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: 730
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: 177
Views: 3,362
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: 485
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: 91
Views: 1,659
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: 879
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: 879
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: 91
Views: 1,659
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: 91
Views: 1,659
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: 674
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: 91
Views: 1,659
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: 91
Views: 1,659
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: 91
Views: 1,659
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: 674
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...
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