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07-23-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Thanks much for posting this picture. I work on a...

Thanks much for posting this picture. I work on a lot of bikes as a volunteer at my local co-op and see a lot of new-to-me things. I now will know how to manage one of these when one comes my way.
07-18-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 399
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm not a pro, but have built dozens of wheels. ...

I'm not a pro, but have built dozens of wheels. The only thing I use is a drop of motor oil on the threads. I've never had an issue with nipples loosening so I see no need for anything that acts as...
07-16-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Triangle Bikeworks

I wanted to give a shout out to Triangle Bikeworks/Spok'n Revolutions (https://www.spokenrevolutions.org/_about/). This non-profit advocacy group was founded 10 years ago with the intent to provide...
06-27-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,101
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Fixed. Luck was not a factor.

Fixed. Luck was not a factor.
06-27-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Can't go wrong with a KMC. Any of the 6-7-8...

Can't go wrong with a KMC. Any of the 6-7-8 speed chains will work.
06-26-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I commuted on 3 speeds for years. Not what I...

I commuted on 3 speeds for years. Not what I would call "useless"



Also dubious, mate.

To the OP: Go for it. Or not. No bad choice here.
06-21-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,433
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Your actions were made with some judgement and...

Your actions were made with some judgement and probably were low risk; however didn't meet the requirement to come to a complete stop. Unfortunately, at least in my observations, very few people...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Much more info is needed to ascertain how to...

Much more info is needed to ascertain how to advise. Tube or tubeless? Assuming tubes, where on the tube is the puncture occurring? Is it more of a puncture or a rupture? Are you patching the...
06-19-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,156
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If your practice gives you satisfaction, go for...

If your practice gives you satisfaction, go for it. Perhaps you're a bit anal but so are most others about this or the other. I generally follow the convention but admit to building wheels the...
Forum: Touring
06-19-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,606
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yep, agree wholeheartedly. Rema patches are...

Yep, agree wholeheartedly. Rema patches are permanent and completely reliable if applied as per directions. I've even patched over a patch. I have no idea why folks would want to use the...
Forum: Touring
06-18-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,606
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Three to four spare tubes, a pump, and a patch...

Three to four spare tubes, a pump, and a patch kit prepares you very well. Having ridden the GAP recently, I found the surface to be pretty good so I would predict that you are less likely to flat on...
06-14-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 828
Posted By Moe Zhoost

First, Sturmey lists the weight as 2170g, which...

First, Sturmey lists the weight as 2170g, which is a bit more than 4.5 pounds. Perhaps you are including the weight of the whole wheel in your estimate.

Second, I don't think you will save as...
06-13-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's for a Dunlop valve. Outer stem ...

It's for a Dunlop valve.

Outer stem
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Inner plug with tube installed...
06-12-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,755
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Not cool, mate. The OP has some physical issues...

Not cool, mate. The OP has some physical issues that he has been accommodating successfully. He has obviously given his chosen strategies a lot of thought in regards to his own safety as well as...
06-11-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,755
Posted By Moe Zhoost

There is no State Law in NC that sets speed...

There is no State Law in NC that sets speed limits on trails. These are set by the governing county or municipality. For instance, all of the greenways in Raleigh have a limit of 10 mph. Greenways...
06-10-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The 21 mm is the width of the rim. This number...

The 21 mm is the width of the rim. This number has little to do with the size of the inner tube. You'll want to choose a tube size appropriate to your tire size, i.e. in your case, 32 mm. The advice...
06-08-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I can't recall ever encountering someone doing...

I can't recall ever encountering someone doing this as intentional "baiting", If it does occur, I'm not sure that I understand the intent because the outcome would be negative for all parties. ...
06-02-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 716
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Tires likely need more air weekly and I've heard...

Tires likely need more air weekly and I've heard that one needs to connect a pump to accomplish this. So we now "want" to hang this ungainly (i.e. ugly) stem extension on our wheel to tell us...
06-01-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Moe Zhoost

To repeat what Crankycrank said: Deflate the...

To repeat what Crankycrank said: Deflate the tube, Loosen up those stem nuts and push the valve stem up into the tire a bit, then inflate again. Don't tighten down the stem nuts until fully and...
05-31-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,869
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Which side is the driver's side? ...

Which side is the driver's side?

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05-28-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I can't say that I've had much problem. No luck...

I can't say that I've had much problem. No luck necessary, just a bit of care in handling.

To the OP: Consider trying the "reversed" setup. If, after a few rides to test the system, you can then...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,556
Posted By Moe Zhoost

"pedals sold separately" Clearly this is a ruse...

"pedals sold separately" Clearly this is a ruse to lure in the customer with the price of the bike only to really rake him or her with the cost of pedals.
05-11-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I can see this post.

I can see this post.
05-11-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,973
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I can't fathom what would compel someone...

I can't fathom what would compel someone (presumably in their right mind) to resort to this level of violence to "settle" some argument that was probably trivial to start with. Mr. Oliver was on the...
05-03-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I think you'd be better off just reducing the...

I think you'd be better off just reducing the tire pressure when riding on gravel.
04-27-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,089
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Theory ... IS ... reality? I'm confused. ...

Theory ... IS ... reality? I'm confused.

Sorry, mate, I've lost track of what your point really is. You seem to be darn passionate about it, though. Good for you. I'm sure you use this...
04-24-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,089
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Our world is full of laws and regulations that...

Our world is full of laws and regulations that attempt to control behaviour through some seemingly unrelated artifice. This is usually intentional to give the authorities leverage when they feel...
04-23-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,582
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I wore a Skid-Lid in the late 70s when I commuted...

I wore a Skid-Lid in the late 70s when I commuted back and forth to work; however I did not wear it for other types of riding. It was probably the mid-oughts when I started wearing one consistently.
04-22-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,089
Posted By Moe Zhoost

These kids were just having fun, though in their...

These kids were just having fun, though in their youthful exuberance, didn't realize the danger to themselves and others in their behaviour. I remember doing stuff like this as well, ignorant of...
04-16-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Moe Zhoost

In defense of the OP, the topic was safety...

In defense of the OP, the topic was safety related ... sort of. Welcome to Bike Forums, BOTR. I hope you stick around.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,037
Posted By Moe Zhoost

You think that chain is dirty? You must be one...

You think that chain is dirty? You must be one of those waxers. Thankfully I was able to break that habit a decade ago.
04-11-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,774
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've always routed the wire along the top tube;...

I've always routed the wire along the top tube; however that was specifically to follow the brake cable routing. I use 3mm coax cable and anchor it to the cable housing with small o-rings. ...
04-10-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I assume that by loose you mean that the spoke...

I assume that by loose you mean that the spoke has little tension in relation to the other spokes, right? How loose is it, e.g, can you wobble it a few cms side to side, or does it just sound an...
04-07-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Is it a ping or a click. To me, they are...

Is it a ping or a click. To me, they are different sounds. I would not rule out other causes, but if you really think it's the spokes, the first thing I would do is verify their tensions. A...
04-04-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,368
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Triflow's thin enough so it may work. Heat up...

Triflow's thin enough so it may work. Heat up the crank a bit with a hair dryer or heat gun to improve penetration. Have patience and resist the urge to use a cheater bar (unless it's only a foot...
04-03-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,508,100
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I tried to think of a clever analogy for an...

I tried to think of a clever analogy for an e-conversion on a full carbon bike, but the concept is too inane.
03-27-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I carry a stubby 15mm wrench on one of my bikes,...

I carry a stubby 15mm wrench on one of my bikes, but not for the pedals (never had one come loose in the last 50 years!). It is for removing axle nuts so that I can fix a flat.
03-24-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,465
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yikes. Listen to that good woman. I'd still be...

Yikes. Listen to that good woman. I'd still be inclined to think it is a spoke/rim issue rather than the hub.

:thumb:
03-23-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,465
Posted By Moe Zhoost

First: I think your freewheel looks fine. They...

First: I think your freewheel looks fine. They all wobble a bit so that doesn't concern me. It's great that you want to spend some time with this - we all learn a lot by messing about with things....
03-19-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,748
Posted By Moe Zhoost

On the other hand, going to the trouble of...

On the other hand, going to the trouble of covering sort of indicates that you have something "worthwhile". Also, in some areas (like busy stores) there may be a team of thieves that includes a...
03-17-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,269
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've seen a lot of bikes with this sort of...

I've seen a lot of bikes with this sort of configuration. Given the thickness of the shell and the anticipated movement of the shift cable (i.e. very little) I can see no way that this configuration...
03-15-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,107
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Since wind resistance is proportional to the cube...

Since wind resistance is proportional to the cube of velocity (in this case, of the spokes) it seems to me that this resistance can be drastically reduced by increasing the diameter of the wheel. At...
Forum: Foo
03-14-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,135
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Wow, what a great article. I currently own a 25+...

Wow, what a great article. I currently own a 25+ year-old Toyota Tacoma that I use to haul all sorts of things, most recently a load of pea gravel. It's reliable, gets reasonable mileage, and has...
Forum: Foo
03-11-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My guess is that they did some research based on...

My guess is that they did some research based on what you told them and found a technical service bulletin that matched the symptoms.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,409
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Perhaps it is because my commute was on city...

Perhaps it is because my commute was on city streets with multiple stops + traffic, but I found no significant difference in average commute speed on my light bikes vs. my loaded commuter. The...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,694
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have this one from Banjo Brothers...

I have this one from Banjo Brothers (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2181/5015/products/01035_banjobros_racktopbag_A_1200x.jpg?v=1545065275). It's given me a decade of good service so far. It...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-06-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,489
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It flexes, expands and contracts, and makes a...

It flexes, expands and contracts, and makes a horrible looking and riding bike. What's not to like?
03-05-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 894
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have had a pneumatic impact wrench in my...

I have had a pneumatic impact wrench in my toolbox for many decades but I can't recall using it for the last 20 years. I think I would grab it, though, if I encountered what you are dealing with.
...
03-03-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I think the thing is that you installed a 10...

I think the thing is that you installed a 10 speed rear on a bike that was not designed for it. This required spreading the rear to achieve clearance for the wider hub. This has to be done carefully...
02-25-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Having dealt with short stack headsets I can say...

Having dealt with short stack headsets I can say that you're on the road to frustration. It appears that your current problem is that your lamp bracket is flanged so that it interferes with the top...
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