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08-11-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By Rick

[QUOTE][No one is going to sit thru 22 mins of a...

[QUOTE][No one is going to sit thru 22 mins of a dude talking/QUOTE]

I watched a few minutes then looked at the damage to the bicycle.

Bicycling can be dangerous or fun. The fun has outweighed...
08-11-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,436
Posted By Rick

[QUOTE][Then tell us how you 'blew the pistons...

[QUOTE][Then tell us how you 'blew the pistons out twice'./QUOTE]

My terminology may be incorrect. The front caliper didn't hold the fluid in it going down a steep grade . I contacted TRP and they...
08-10-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,436
Posted By Rick

The pads are still new as are the brakes.

The pads are still new as are the brakes.
08-09-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,436
Posted By Rick

I have a pair of HY/RD brakes sitting in my tool...

I have a pair of HY/RD brakes sitting in my tool box. The pistons blew out twice. The best stopping and easiest to maintain brakes I have ever owned are the Magura HS66 brakes still on my Tandem....
08-09-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,436
Posted By Rick

[QUOTE][Single piston mechanicals is what got...

[QUOTE][Single piston mechanicals is what got that little girl killed on the Rad bike from a few days ago. Single piston OEM mechanicals is what nearly got me killed in 2016 trying (& failing) to...
08-08-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,436
Posted By Rick

icemilkcoffee: Wow I am impressed! You looked...

icemilkcoffee: Wow I am impressed! You looked over your kids bicycle. Ok after adjusting the calipers and making sure that the brake housing has no burs in it and there are no kinks in the cable. You...
08-07-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Rick

I didn't find any with a carbon frame but there...

I didn't find any with a carbon frame but there are belt drive aluminum framed three speed bicycles (https://www.prioritybicycles.com/products/thegotham).
08-04-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Rick

Headlights powerful enough for you to see the...

Headlights powerful enough for you to see the potholes and debris at night are a good idea. I like a solid non flashing taillight for night use. I have a separate taillight that is very bright and...
08-02-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By Rick

Rad Power ebikes come from the factory setup as a...

Rad Power ebikes come from the factory setup as a Class 2 ebike, meaning they have a throttle. The motor stops assisting just before 20mph. The children were going down a hill and lost control. My...
08-02-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By Rick

This was a tragic accident. You don't need to be...

This was a tragic accident. You don't need to be on an ebike to get killed. I remember Montgomery Wards paid out in the millions several times to wrongful death suits. These were not ebikes and it...
07-31-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 558
Posted By Rick

I never have pinched tubes when putting a tire on...

I never have pinched tubes when putting a tire on because I check to see that the tube is far enough in the tire so it won't get pinched. If it isn't in far enough in I push it back with the tire...
07-31-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 558
Posted By Rick

[QUOTE][smd4: Don’t ever follow this...

[QUOTE][smd4: Don’t ever follow this advice./QUOTE]

You are confused or misinterpreting what I posted. In other words explain Yourself.
Forum: Touring
07-30-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,049
Posted By Rick

I like machined rims. They make for easier truing...

I like machined rims. They make for easier truing of wheels on my truing stand. I use dial indicators and they don't like those uneven edges were the rims come together.
07-30-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 558
Posted By Rick

This is how I install tires. 1: Inspection:...

This is how I install tires.

1: Inspection: Make Sure the tube and tire size are tte correct size for the rim.
2: make sure the tire is free of pointy things and debris and the rim rubber or...
Forum: Touring
07-30-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Rick

Due to the short wheelbase of road bikes,...

Due to the short wheelbase of road bikes, handlebar bags and one wheeled trailers can create a front end instability problem. The Burly Nomad is lighter and can carry more weight if needed. If the OP...
Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Rick

Using bike packing bags could cause stability...

Using bike packing bags could cause stability problems on a road bike. I would see if someone can loan you some and experiment with your load. I have an old Bob one wheeled cart. I have pulled it...
Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,049
Posted By Rick

I would look at the Ryde Andra rims. I ordered...

I would look at the Ryde Andra rims. I ordered from bike24. They were between 22 and 23 euros.
07-27-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By Rick

Flipper71: Please review this PDF...

Flipper71: Please review this PDF (https://www.precisiontandems.com/cat_pics/arai_drum.pdf) and then describe the problem again.
07-26-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By Rick

I own a Tandem with an Arai drum brake. From how...

I own a Tandem with an Arai drum brake. From how you describe the problem I am not understanding how to help you. Please send some pictures.
07-25-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By Rick

[QUOTE][Have you ever owned a bike that has disc...

[QUOTE][Have you ever owned a bike that has disc brakes?/QUOTE]

I have three disk brake bicycles.

Have you ever owned a bicycle with hydraulic rim brakes?
07-24-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 608
Posted By Rick

My truing stand is mounted to a table in my...

My truing stand is mounted to a table in my bedroom. I use dial indicators and check the tension of the spokes by plucking them and adjust the tension according to how they sound.
07-24-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By Rick

Disk brakes are high maintenance and very touchy....

Disk brakes are high maintenance and very touchy. They added many new complications to an otherwise simple machine.
07-24-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,757
Posted By Rick

So, you're upping the ante. Get us some...

So, you're upping the ante. Get us some corroboration before your next update or I am flagging this. BTW it's spelled 'humorous'.[/color]]

The humerus is the largest bone of the upper extremity...
07-24-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By Rick

I have a Rohloff equipped belt drive touring...

I have a Rohloff equipped belt drive touring bicycle. I weigh near your combined weight. It was supposed to be a custom build but they used different spokes and rims than I requested. the spoke line...
07-24-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By Rick

I am also surprised that your hub took that kind...

I am also surprised that your hub took that kind of damage. I have a 1990 Burly Bongo. When purchased the wife and I combined weight was near 400lbs. The cheap Wheel set it came with had broken...
07-24-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Rick

I have a Rohloff equipped bicycle. I believe This...

I have a Rohloff equipped bicycle. I believe This new 9 speed with more range would not play well with going up varying steep gradients.
07-24-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 608
Posted By Rick

I would also recommend reading Sheldon Brown's...

I would also recommend reading Sheldon Brown's page on Wheel BuIlding (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html). The devil is in the details.
07-24-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By Rick

If after all the cleaning, adjusting and even...

If after all the cleaning, adjusting and even replacing brake pads ,you still have squeaky brakes. Replace the rotors with ebike rated rotors.
07-23-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By Rick

I ordered front disk hubs from two manufactures...

I ordered front disk hubs from two manufactures recently. Two of them will work with 2mm or 2.3mm and two of them won't work with 2.3mm. check before ordering.
07-23-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By Rick

There are also books at the library and books you...

There are also books at the library and books you can purchase to help. YouTube videos on most all subjects also help.
07-23-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,757
Posted By Rick

Update on being bike jacked: Our friends Humerus...

Update on being bike jacked: Our friends Humerus was damaged during the attack to the point of needing surgery so he won't lose his arm.
07-22-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By Rick

On a group ride with the Tacoma Wheelman in the...

On a group ride with the Tacoma Wheelman in the late 70s I used my front wheel on dogs that were attacking some of the lady riders. In Germany my friend Charlie and I stopped the beating of a 16 year...
Forum: Touring
07-20-22, 03:40 PM
Forum: Touring
07-20-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,049
Posted By Rick

I use Sapim spokes and their Polyax nipples. The...

I use Sapim spokes and their Polyax nipples. The spokes are of the highest quality and the Polyax nipples have a ball joint like shape were they contact the rim. This allows for a better spoke line....
07-19-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,068
Posted By Rick

You are mostly correct. In those countries were...

You are mostly correct. In those countries were there is respect for bicyclists there is also respect for the motorists and there are appropriate fines for miscreant bicyclists. My last year in the...
07-17-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 900
Posted By Rick

Keeping your body from moving forward over the...

Keeping your body from moving forward over the bars by countering with your muscles while you brake in an emergency Is also a major point of weight transfer. After figuring this out I never went over...
07-16-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,757
Posted By Rick

You asume much. As stated before not all...

You asume much. As stated before not all incidents get reported to the media.



You are wanting more info and I am having to go with NOYB.
07-16-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,757
Posted By Rick

Read the first post and not all incidents are...

Read the first post and not all incidents are reported.

[QUOTE][However I also agree that there is a possibility of being bike-jacked that we need to be aware of. As a solo rider, there are areas...
07-14-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,757
Posted By Rick

I park my bicycle against a tree sometimes on my...

I park my bicycle against a tree sometimes on my way to meet the wife at a community college. It has the only shade for several miles and is in front of the court house and highway patrol. An...
07-14-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 900
Posted By Rick

Rim brake pads last longer.

Rim brake pads last longer.
07-14-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,757
Posted By Rick

Whom do you propose to protect. With this...

Whom do you propose to protect. With this diatribe The limited info is to protect someone who was attacked. I named the city because there is allot of cyclists who ride there. I don't know if this...
07-12-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,757
Posted By Rick

Bike jacked

Yesterday a famIly friend was Intentionally struck by a motor vehicle. They took his work bicycle and other belongings and fled the seen. This happened in Redlands California.
07-08-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 574
Posted By Rick

Use dropout alignment tools to check the...

Use dropout alignment tools to check the alignment. If they are not aligned and the frame is made of steel. You can align them.
07-08-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By Rick

I have had this problem before. I removed all...

I have had this problem before. I removed all crosion from both cantilever studs with drywall sandpaper. lubed the studs. Then I pulled out the wheel and twisted each brake arm to weaken or...
07-04-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,269
Posted By Rick

[QUOTE][All of them?/QUOTE] These are not...

[QUOTE][All of them?/QUOTE]

These are not the bike paths I refer to.
07-04-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,269
Posted By Rick

I don't live near any bicycle paths and would...

I don't live near any bicycle paths and would avoid them like the plague. I have seen some couples on ebikes in my neighborhood and they were not speedsters. I recently purchased Ebikes for me and...
07-04-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Rick

On the support page for wheel building They say...

On the support page for wheel building They say to use this tool (https://www.bikeparts.com/BPC481902/enviolo-wheel-dishing-spacer-12x148) for the 148 hub to obtain the proper dish of the wheel. I...
07-04-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Rick

enviolo cvt wheel build

I am building a wheel with the enviolo hub. They have a spoke calculator that allows for the entry of the ERD and the spoke cross only. they make this hub with 135/142/148 dropouts. It appears that...
07-02-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Rick

I pulled mp children in carts behind our Tandem...

I pulled mp children in carts behind our Tandem and with my bicycles in there early years. Here is my new grocery/dog hauler.
...
07-02-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 809
Posted By Rick

You say canopy. Tires damaged from the sun and...

You say canopy. Tires damaged from the sun and humidity or rain damage.
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