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Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 283
Posted By cyccommute

I probably would. I suspect the vast majority of...

I probably would. I suspect the vast majority of people here on the Touring Forum would balk at such a bike, however. Not because of the Acera level equipment but because aluminum is strictly...
09-27-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By cyccommute

Passionate? Yes. Hostile? No. I, like many...

Passionate? Yes. Hostile? No.

I, like many others, think that bike fit is important. Unlike many others, I donít think some people should just have to settle for whatever is available. Iíve been...
09-27-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,100
Posted By cyccommute

Sing louder. Itís more than fashion. The...

Sing louder.

Itís more than fashion. The more engagement points, the faster the pawls engage and the less lag there is to pedaling. Perhaps 120 teeth is a bit much but there is a reason for more...
09-27-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,705
Posted By cyccommute

See ďPlatoonĒ for the ďhow toÖĒ

See ďPlatoonĒ for the ďhow toÖĒ
09-27-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By cyccommute

Sounding a bit like a broken record here, but I...

Sounding a bit like a broken record here, but I suspect the woman put down her left foot for the same reason my wife does. Itís due to riding bikes that are far too tall for them. I put down my...
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By cyccommute

The problem I experienced with the Sawyer was...

The problem I experienced with the Sawyer was long ago when the filters were first introduced. There was nothing to indicate that the filter couldn’t just be used over and over again without any...
09-27-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By cyccommute

My wife starts with her right foot and I start...

My wife starts with her right foot and I start with my left. It causes some minor issues during mounting but once we get rolling (and stopping), I put right foot down and she follows.

She starts...
09-27-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By cyccommute

I agree. However it is up to the whole team to...

I agree. However it is up to the whole team to find a bike that fits properly. ďSettlingĒ for a bike that doesnít fit isnít about who is right or wrong nor about mistakes while riding.



You...
09-27-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,100
Posted By cyccommute

If the sound bothers your, either learn to live...

If the sound bothers your, either learn to live with it or learn Broadway show tunes and sing them at the top of your lungs while coasting. Quit trying to modify your free hub.



There are...
09-27-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 200
Posted By cyccommute

is it leaking through the top of the valve or...

is it leaking through the top of the valve or from a cut at the bottom of the stem? Although this is a Presta valve, the parts are analogous to Schrader valves although the Schrader valve is clad in...
09-26-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By cyccommute

To be clear, I am not talking about being able to...

To be clear, I am not talking about being able to put my foot on the ground while stopped and still seated in the saddle. My wife doesn’t have her bikes set up that way either. I’m talking about...
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By cyccommute

Since I’m usually the culprit that starts the...

Since I’m usually the culprit that starts the heated debates, I’ll chime in.



You’ve got the story all wrong. I did not test the filter at home. I carried it to a high country lake that sits at...
09-26-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By cyccommute

We bought our first tandem when my oldest was...

We bought our first tandem when my oldest was about 1. She’s 35 now. My wife and I pulled a trailer up to the point where she was just short of 4, then I rode with her and her sister (5 years...
09-26-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,705
Posted By cyccommute

Both diesel and mineral spirits are disposed of...

Both diesel and mineral spirits are disposed of as hazardous waste. For home use, use the smallest amount possibleÖdonít go doing 8 washes of the chain with mineral spirits since itís unnecessaryÖand...
09-25-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By cyccommute

I really wish everyone who makes this kind of...

I really wish everyone who makes this kind of claim would go out and ride a bike that is several sizes too large for them to see how it feels to ride a bike that you canít comfortably ride. No, a...
09-25-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, you can use the 9 speed derailer on an 8...

Yes, you can use the 9 speed derailer on an 8 speed system. Wonít make a difference.
Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,325
Posted By cyccommute

Iím still not getting this putting a tent inside...

Iím still not getting this putting a tent inside a pannier thing. I just donít see the reason. First and foremost, every tent Iíve owned is too large to go into a pannier. My current tent is 19Ē...
Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,325
Posted By cyccommute

Thatís an answer? I have two touring bikes too. ...

Thatís an answer? I have two touring bikes too. One is for traditional road touring and the other for off-road. On neither does the tent go into a bag other than its stuff sack.

Iím having...
09-23-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By cyccommute

Itís not sloppy. Iíve used 10-32 for rack mounts...

Itís not sloppy. Iíve used 10-32 for rack mounts for ages. Never had a problem with one working loose.
09-23-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By cyccommute

I can’t really speak to the other tandems but the...

I can’t really speak to the other tandems but the Cannondale isn’t a large/small. It’s a large/medium. I have a large/small Cannondale and the difference is far larger than the bike you are...
09-23-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 670
Posted By cyccommute

Whoosh! Not ďtheĒ.

Whoosh! Not ďtheĒ.
09-23-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By cyccommute

In a pinch, a 10-32 will also work. The diameter...

In a pinch, a 10-32 will also work. The diameter and pitch is essentially indistinguishable from an M5x0.8 mm bolt. Personally, I prefer stainless and not all hardware stores carry stainless metric...
09-23-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By cyccommute

You might be on to something there. I addressed...

You might be on to something there. I addressed the issue of flats on the inner part of the tube torus here (https://www.bikeforums.net/22208388-post8.html). But now that you mention it, Iíve...
09-23-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 670
Posted By cyccommute

So what have either of you contributed to the...

So what have either of you contributed to the conversation? Any suggestions or are you just here to play unfunny versions of Statler and Waldorf? At this point, Iíd say ya got nothiní.
09-23-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 670
Posted By cyccommute

What he ^^^ said ^^^

What he ^^^ said ^^^
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,325
Posted By cyccommute

Real subtle. Since I donít have the picture in...

Real subtle. Since I donít have the picture in X-ray mode, you have no idea what I have fixed to my bike.



Why? You have a panniers because



So you have a rack. Why strap the tent to...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,325
Posted By cyccommute

I donít get the putting a sleeping bag into...

I donít get the putting a sleeping bag into panniers or bikepacking bags. They take up more space that way. A sleeping bag is a bit like a gas in that it expands to fill the space. In its own...
09-22-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 670
Posted By cyccommute

You donít need a stand. The likely problemÖcable...

You donít need a stand. The likely problemÖcable tensionÖis something that you can check with the bike sitting on the ground. Assuming that you have Acera shifters, shift into the large chainwheel...
09-22-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 670
Posted By cyccommute

Awesomeguy has to start somewhere. Considering...

Awesomeguy has to start somewhere. Considering that the problem is likely cable length, thatís the place to start. Itís simple and easy to fix if that isnít the problem. I agree that tuning the...
09-22-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 333
Posted By cyccommute

I have dozens of them. Never had a problem. I...

I have dozens of them. Never had a problem. I haven’t, however, used square taper on anything since the late 90s.
09-22-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By cyccommute

Not just the same rim. Any rim with the same...

Not just the same rim. Any rim with the same effective rim diameter (ERD) will work (Ī a couple of mm). The problem is finding that a rim with the same ERD. They vary a whole lot.
09-22-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,705
Posted By cyccommute

It may be refined or it may be incinerated or it...

It may be refined or it may be incinerated or it may be used as a boiler fuel. It depends on the locality.



According to EPA rules, in an industrial setting everything that comes in contact...
09-22-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By cyccommute

The bearings need to be able to move while the...

The bearings need to be able to move while the hub is rotating. If you have too many bearings in the hub, the bearings will rub against each other and the cone. This can lead to the bearing binding...
09-22-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 670
Posted By cyccommute

You canít use 105. Thatís a road group. You...

You canít use 105. Thatís a road group. You might be able to use Deore but not the modern versions. But donít try to upgrade your way out of this problem. It isnít related to the level of the...
09-21-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By cyccommute

Learning how to track stand is a plus. If you...

Learning how to track stand is a plus. If you donít want to learn the whole track stand thing, learning how to very slow roll (like less than walking speed) is a good skill to have.



I seldom...
09-21-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By cyccommute

All the saddles look low. My knees hurt just...

All the saddles look low. My knees hurt just watching that.
09-21-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 670
Posted By cyccommute

The problem with your suggestion is that most...

The problem with your suggestion is that most every derailer is properly adjusted. The cables are usually the part that isnít adjusted properly. Best to address the problem than go trying to adjust...
09-21-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 670
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, is most cases. However, Iíve worked on over...

Yes, is most cases. However, Iíve worked on over 15,000 bikes with the greatest complaint on almost all of them being something along the lines of ďthe shifting doesnít workĒ. Most people are...
09-21-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 670
Posted By cyccommute

All well and good if you are installing a new...

All well and good if you are installing a new derailer. However if the derailer is existing and/or this problem is a recent development, skip all the way down to 10 and go from there. People often...
09-21-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,705
Posted By cyccommute

Thatís quite a leap of logic. A lot of things can...

Thatís quite a leap of logic. A lot of things can happen to a chain over the course of a few months. There is nothing in the Purple Power degreaser that would cause a chain to break, especially if...
09-21-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,705
Posted By cyccommute

Bit of a non sequitur. Considering that...

Bit of a non sequitur. Considering that sunscreens don’t have benzene in them, I’d say more. The benzene you are referring to was a manufacturing error but sunscreens aren’t allowed to used benzene,...
09-21-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 670
Posted By cyccommute

Yup. Everyone notices those screws. Screws...

Yup. Everyone notices those screws. Screws adjust things so people grab a screwdriver and turn away.

Stop up your ears, brave Odysseus! Many a budding bicycle mechanic has been dashed on the...
09-21-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 670
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, the high limit screw will allow for more...

Yes, the high limit screw will allow for more outward swingÖbut it doesnít ďadjustĒ the outward swing. People get in trouble with derailers because they think the limit screws do something that they...
09-21-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 904
Posted By cyccommute

A chain that is treated with wax, whether hot wax...

A chain that is treated with wax, whether hot wax or solvent based wax, isnít ďjust smeared with waxĒ. Although I canít recall if you mixed your automatic transmission fluid with mineral spirits to...
09-21-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 904
Posted By cyccommute

Yup.

Yup.
09-20-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,705
Posted By cyccommute

Gasoline, definitely. Naphtha, maybe. Odorless...

Gasoline, definitely. Naphtha, maybe. Odorless mineral spirits, unlikely. The key, as you pointed out, is decreasing benzene content.
09-20-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 904
Posted By cyccommute

My daughter went to grad school in Seattle and...

My daughter went to grad school in Seattle and used White Lightning Clean Ride for the 2 years she lived there. She had no complaints. Additionally, I have used White Lightning almost all states in...
09-20-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By cyccommute

Do you fix a flat tire by taking the wheel apart,...

Do you fix a flat tire by taking the wheel apart, relacing, retensioning, and truing it? Thatís a bit like what you are suggesting here.



At my age and experience, I can assess if a used hub...
09-20-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 904
Posted By cyccommute

You donít have to clean chains for melted wax as...

You donít have to clean chains for melted wax as rigorously as many people do for melted wax. The whole 97 step process for cleaning a new chain prior to waxing is silly and not based on anything...
09-20-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 904
Posted By cyccommute

White Lightning. Iíve been using it since around...

White Lightning. Iíve been using it since around 2000. I have dabbled with Rock ĎNí Roll Red and Gold but havenít noticed any difference in application or performance.
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