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09-25-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 256
Posted By KerryIrons

Did you wave?

Did you wave?
09-23-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By KerryIrons

If you can stand the current braking performance...

If you can stand the current braking performance for a while, just using your brakes will remove it pretty quickly. If you want to speed up the process, cover your brake pads with some fine emery...
09-23-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By KerryIrons

If you can stand the current braking performance...

If you can stand the current braking performance for a while, just using your brakes will remove it pretty quickly. If you want to speed up the process, cover your brake pads with some fine emery...
09-21-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By KerryIrons

Nope. Unless you have crappy brakes now, you...

Nope. Unless you have crappy brakes now, you should be able to cause an endo with a single front brake. Shifting your weight to the rear allows you to get braking from the rear brake as well.
09-21-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By KerryIrons

No way to know the answer. The tire will get...

No way to know the answer. The tire will get easier to remove/install, but whether it will be easy enough for you to do without the tool, no one can tell you.
09-21-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 741
Posted By KerryIrons

OK, but did it faze you? Or were you just out of...

OK, but did it faze you? Or were you just out of phase?
09-21-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By KerryIrons

Based on many of the questions posted here, I...

Based on many of the questions posted here, I would beg to differ. Or if your statement is true, then engineering/design education has really slipped.
09-19-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By KerryIrons

Please put a little effort into describing the...

Please put a little effort into describing the noise. Is it a click, a squeak, a groan, grinding, etc. It's a lot easier to figure out what is wrong when we have a vague idea of what the noise is.
09-17-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 519
Posted By KerryIrons

It's 27 mph at 100 rpm. Do you think this rider...

It's 27 mph at 100 rpm. Do you think this rider is EVER hitting that? He just needs to learn how to pedal faster, and after making sure he knows how to correctly line up the rear derailleur to be...
09-17-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By KerryIrons

What makes you say that? Cones wear due to badly...

What makes you say that? Cones wear due to badly adjusted hubs, lack of lubrication, and poor quality material. Spoke breakage is completely unrelated.
09-15-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 780
Posted By KerryIrons

Agree. The rule of thumb is that one spoke...

Agree. The rule of thumb is that one spoke breaking is a fluke, two spokes breaking is cause for concern, and three spokes breaking means it's time to rebuild the wheel. This is in the second...
09-15-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By KerryIrons

I'm having a hard time imagining a wear situation...

I'm having a hard time imagining a wear situation where the pitted cones have turned into rutted cones such that the small end of the cone is now a sharp edge. Such a cone set would really be...
09-15-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 651
Posted By KerryIrons

I was giving the benefit of the doubt to the OP...

I was giving the benefit of the doubt to the OP that they would realize the need to carry the bolt with them for when the crank arm loosened.
09-15-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,971
Posted By KerryIrons

Just to be clear, a bike lane can just be paint...

Just to be clear, a bike lane can just be paint on the side of the road. You are talking about either a separate bike lane (some barrier between the travel lane and the bike lane) or maybe even a...
09-15-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 521
Posted By KerryIrons

Quit using the "c" reference - it makes no sense....

Quit using the "c" reference - it makes no sense. Your rims are probably 15 mm inside width. Frame clearance is the issue that will likely limit your tire width. Of course a wider tire would fit...
09-15-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By KerryIrons

Two points: odds are good that you could get all...

Two points: odds are good that you could get all the speed you want if you work on riding at a higher cadence. It's simple to practice: just spin faster than you are used to for a minute at a time,...
09-15-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By KerryIrons

Think about what special coverage you need that...

Think about what special coverage you need that isn't already covered by your existing insurance. I've traveled a lot over the years, taking my bike from the US to Europe half a dozen times. Never...
09-13-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 651
Posted By KerryIrons

The easiest thing to do is remove the bolt and...

The easiest thing to do is remove the bolt and ride the bike. The crank arm will probably loosen up pretty quickly, but you never know as it might be corroded/frozen in place. Works every time.
09-11-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By KerryIrons

It may be that the rotor has some built-in stress...

It may be that the rotor has some built-in stress in the metal and every time it heats up from braking (not breaking, I hope) the stress gets relieved and the bend is restored. Try "over...
09-11-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By KerryIrons

Since all of this is pure speculation since the...

Since all of this is pure speculation since the OP didn't take the time to inspect his tire to figure out what happened, I am going to agree that this particular pure speculation is the most likely. ...
09-11-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By KerryIrons

Yet there are those for whom a "rakish angle"...

Yet there are those for whom a "rakish angle" provides a jaunty mindset :) And plenty of people who wouldn't notice where things were aligned unless the bolt was rubbing on their leg (and maybe not...
09-09-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By KerryIrons

Replacing the hub means building a new wheel. ...

Replacing the hub means building a new wheel. It's unlikely that this would be cheaper than buying a new wheel. Measure the width of your dropouts and then buy a wheel that matches that over lock...
09-09-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By KerryIrons

There's this thing called Google where you can...

There's this thing called Google where you can look up things like NLGI grade. In general you are over thinking this. For non-critical uses like bikes, standard greases and oils work just fine.
09-09-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By KerryIrons

Not really. Lots of creaks and clicks require...

Not really. Lots of creaks and clicks require the weight of the rider on the bike and/or pressure on the pedals to make the sound occur.
09-09-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By KerryIrons

From a practical standpoint, as long as the slots...

From a practical standpoint, as long as the slots don't align the post can't really tell the difference between different degrees of rotation of the clamp relative to the frame slot.
09-09-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 540
Posted By KerryIrons

Drinking while riding is part of the skill set of...

Drinking while riding is part of the skill set of riding. It shouldn't be thought of as interrupting the ride and breaking momentum. You shouldn't have to stop pedaling or even ease up on your...
09-07-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 626
Posted By KerryIrons

Lots of data showing that these are beliefs, not...

Lots of data showing that these are beliefs, not backed up by facts. Yes, that is the reason people switch to tubeless, but they got their reasons from the marketing department. Not saying there is...
09-07-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 820
Posted By KerryIrons

Can we assume that the dimensions are X, Y, Z and...

Can we assume that the dimensions are X, Y, Z and time? Not sure how that applies to bike shorts. Probably "business physics" rather than something based on reality.
09-07-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 626
Posted By KerryIrons

Not the question you asked, but why are you...

Not the question you asked, but why are you switching to tubeless?
09-05-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 362
Posted By KerryIrons

Simpler solution: get a set of rollers. Nothing...

Simpler solution: get a set of rollers. Nothing to change and no tire wear issues so no special tires needed. Is better for your riding skills too, making you a much smoother and stable rider.
09-05-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By KerryIrons

Yup. Getting cadence up to a much more desirable...

Yup. Getting cadence up to a much more desirable 90 rpm would give 29% more speed vs 13% when switching from 18 to 16. You go to higher gears when you are spinning out the existing gears. And a...
09-05-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By KerryIrons

Unlikely that switching to a flat bar is the...

Unlikely that switching to a flat bar is the answer. You will have many fewer hand positions and having your elbow in the same position all the time is not likely to help. Try moving around on the...
09-03-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By KerryIrons

A simple way to better understand your gears is...

A simple way to better understand your gears is to shift into different combinations, stop and get off the bike, and look at where the chain is on the chain rings (the front) and the cogs (in the...
09-03-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By KerryIrons

Making the critical assumption that indeed you...

Making the critical assumption that indeed you have the right seat post diameter, then filing off that bit of the collar that appears to be touching is an appropriate step. An obvious question is...
09-02-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By KerryIrons

You are not missing anything. Perhaps if you...

You are not missing anything. Perhaps if you were riding trick bikes you'd want really close engagement. Otherwise it is a total non-issue that some folks like to hype.
09-02-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By KerryIrons

Yup. And the post that says "small wheels have...

Yup. And the post that says "small wheels have to make more revolutions" is completely irrelevant. It's how many "engagements" of the chain and cogs / chain rings not how many wheel revolutions. ...
08-30-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 245
Posted By KerryIrons

Before you do that (you might not even be able to...

Before you do that (you might not even be able to find that cog) ride it for a couple 100 miles. The new chain might bed in and eliminate the skipping. But the standard way to determine whether you...
08-30-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By KerryIrons

Maybe it is the angle of the photo but it looks...

Maybe it is the angle of the photo but it looks like zero wear on the tread. How long have these tires sat on these rims without being ridden?
08-30-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By KerryIrons

Hook bead rims became popular in the late...

Hook bead rims became popular in the late '70s/early '80s as clincher tire pressure rose and tires were made to compete with sew-ups. Given the history of technology in bicycles it wouldn't surprise...
08-30-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 786
Posted By KerryIrons

That bike makes quite an impression. Not a...

That bike makes quite an impression. Not a favorable one.
08-28-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By KerryIrons

[QUOTE=Trakhak;22625355]There might have been...

[QUOTE=Trakhak;22625355]There might have been earlier examples, but the earliest I saw when I was working in bike stores in the '70s was the Altenburger Synchron...
08-26-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By KerryIrons

Worn chain rings can indeed accelerate chain...

Worn chain rings can indeed accelerate chain wear. So can using a chain checker accelerate perceived chain wear. Just use a ruler. A ruler is much more accurate than most chain checkers. Even...
08-26-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,383
Posted By KerryIrons

What? Are you talking about a rear flasher? Of...

What? Are you talking about a rear flasher? Of course they do.
08-24-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By KerryIrons

Dunk the wheels in a tub of water or use...

Dunk the wheels in a tub of water or use something like Snoop to figure out where the air is leaking out. THEN decide what to do. As of now you don't know the mechanism of air loss so you don't...
08-24-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By KerryIrons

[QUOTE=Rolla;22619339]Search "Vintage Cyling...

[QUOTE=Rolla;22619339]Search "Vintage Cyling Computer" on eBay -- there's tons of this stuff. I'm guessing it was an old Avocet or Cateye unit -- something like these:[QUOTE]

At least one of these...
08-24-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,360
Posted By KerryIrons

Back in the day both toe clips/straps and...

Back in the day both toe clips/straps and clipless pedals were touted as "allowing you to pull up" and therefore deliver more power. Then power pedals were developed and repeated studies showed that...
08-22-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By KerryIrons

Oops. Right you are. It's been so long since I...

Oops. Right you are. It's been so long since I had to deal with this that I only remembered that "they are different."
08-22-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By KerryIrons

Agree that the small ring is worn or "starting to...

Agree that the small ring is worn or "starting to go." It looks like the OP is spending all their time on the small ring. This is why, when possible, it is better to use the big ring and therefore...
08-22-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By KerryIrons

Note that in addition to BB axle length, there...

Note that in addition to BB axle length, there have historically been two different tapers. I can't be bothered to look it up but the taper angle of the axle has to match the taper angle of the...
08-22-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,311
Posted By KerryIrons

$100 for a Ti frame? Which planet are you on? ...

$100 for a Ti frame? Which planet are you on? Beyond that ignore triple vs. double butting. It's functionally meaningless.
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