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Forum: Foo
06-19-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By SalsaShark

Netscape Navigator will surely flourish now in...

Netscape Navigator will surely flourish now in it's absence.
06-16-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,225
Posted By SalsaShark

I believe that since you are describing all of...

I believe that since you are describing all of the brand names that you find on the various components of your bicycle, which are there to help differentiate said component from other similar...
06-16-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,162
Posted By SalsaShark

I had a lady pull up in the lane beside me on my...

I had a lady pull up in the lane beside me on my commute one day and tell me I need to get off the road. I told her if she has a problem to simply pass in the adjacent lane, or that she simply get...
06-16-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,458
Posted By SalsaShark

I have cursed aloud at some stiff headwinds in my...

I have cursed aloud at some stiff headwinds in my days! 🚴‍♂️🌬
06-15-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By SalsaShark

How did I not see this in time?

How did I not see this in time?
06-15-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 990
Posted By SalsaShark

Me either; that's why I took the bike! 😉

Me either; that's why I took the bike! 😉
Forum: Touring
06-05-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,140
Posted By SalsaShark

Velo Orange makes a stylish 63mm fluted fender...

Velo Orange makes a stylish 63mm fluted fender rated for tires upto 55mm width. I have installed a couple sets of the VO fenders, and have been very happy with the quality.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,609
Posted By SalsaShark

Tried the Conti GP5K - tried to like them, but...

Tried the Conti GP5K - tried to like them, but any kind of hit to the sidewall (rock in the road, or riding on gravel) would destroy the tire. After having to discard two sets of these, I gave up on...
05-25-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By SalsaShark

Remove and grease the threads on the bolts of the...

Remove and grease the threads on the bolts of the stem faceplate, the bolts that fix the stem to the steerer tube, and the bolt that threads into the starnut (if an aluminum steerer). Make sure the...
05-24-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,568
Posted By SalsaShark

Rubber side down

Rubber side down
05-04-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,923
Posted By SalsaShark

A properly patched tube will serve you as...

A properly patched tube will serve you as reliably as a new tube would. I never throw away a tube unless it has a valve stem issue or large tear in the rubber - they get patched and put back into...
05-02-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By SalsaShark

Soak in Evaporust

Soak in Evaporust
04-23-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By SalsaShark

I have drafted many a vehicle in my day, but even...

I have drafted many a vehicle in my day, but even i would not trust somebody else's skills of properly securing that pickup to the trailer. Also, drafting on gravel sounds horrible, unless your lungs...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,404
Posted By SalsaShark

I never take a day off, commuting every work day...

I never take a day off, commuting every work day (10-20 miles/day depending on route), all year through all weather conditions. Have been doing this for years. I had one year that I rode 364/365...
04-08-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,260
Posted By SalsaShark

If being encumbered by a saddlebag of essential...

If being encumbered by a saddlebag of essential roadside mechanical tools and consumables slows your roll enough to worry, you are riding with the wrong group.
04-05-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,760
Posted By SalsaShark

Came here to see the video of a horse chasing a...

Came here to see the video of a horse chasing a bicycle - I was sadly disappointed
04-05-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 591
Posted By SalsaShark

So you are trying to put an adjustable riser stem...

So you are trying to put an adjustable riser stem on a carbon steerer.
The problem you forsee is how to set the bearing preload on the headset upon installation. This is a valid concern. My guess is...
04-05-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By SalsaShark

In my experience, if the caliper arms are stiff...

In my experience, if the caliper arms are stiff enough to not flex in use, the seat stays will flex instead. This flex is usually a byproduct of the braking system having more than adequate power...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,648
Posted By SalsaShark

Commuting in 40's, rain & wind. Riding is not...

Commuting in 40's, rain & wind.
Riding is not glorious this time of year in the upper midwest.
Forum: Touring
02-24-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,742
Posted By SalsaShark

Blades are plentiful from numerous manufactures,...

Blades are plentiful from numerous manufactures, but you may have to order online if not in a major market.
If you have never used a double edge safety razor, get a sampler pack of blades and some...
02-20-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By SalsaShark

Cygolite still offers a couple of headlights in...

Cygolite still offers a couple of headlights in their Expilion series that have removable li-ion battery sticks. I have had the 700 for years, and it gets very good battery life, but I also like to...
02-06-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,873
Posted By SalsaShark

Just use the other lane and pass them....seems...

Just use the other lane and pass them....seems easy enough, no?
01-27-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By SalsaShark

This looks like a common OEM cartridge style...

This looks like a common OEM cartridge style square taper bottom bracket. They are not designed to be serviced. You look to have somehow destroyed yours and will likely have a difficult time...
01-21-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,905
Posted By SalsaShark

Trust me, wind makes a difference. Say I am...

Trust me, wind makes a difference. Say I am comfortable at 15°f wearing similar head attire as your photo, ie: glasses, skull cap, helmet, fleece gaiter. I am fine with this attire if the wind is...
Forum: Foo
01-08-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By SalsaShark

Name's Neil - Neil Peart. And they're spelled...

Name's Neil - Neil Peart. And they're spelled cymbals!
Forum: Foo
12-14-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,221
Posted By SalsaShark

Maybe not......but the Bears however, are exactly...

Maybe not......but the Bears however, are exactly who we thought they were!
Dennis Green.....They are who we thought they were!
12-05-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By SalsaShark

With all the salt and slush on the roads in the...

With all the salt and slush on the roads in the winter in my neck of the woods, I am essentially riding through salt water for 3-4 months out of the year, albeit in shallower depths than you did. ...
12-03-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By SalsaShark

Cider & Whisky

Cider & Whisky
12-01-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By SalsaShark

Make sure a ball did not get down into the...

Make sure a ball did not get down into the headtube before everything was tightened up....I think I had that happen once with similar results.
11-13-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By SalsaShark

Bring the fork to the store. Test on the steerer...

Bring the fork to the store. Test on the steerer tube.
10-27-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,408
Posted By SalsaShark

10-cents per mile, but it sure feels like a penny...

10-cents per mile, but it sure feels like a penny per mile!
10-23-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,544
Posted By SalsaShark

I believe the cable needs to form to the bends it...

I believe the cable needs to form to the bends it must take within the shift levers when being used after a new cable is installed. These bends eventually are worked into the memory of the cable, and...
Forum: Foo
10-18-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,375
Posted By SalsaShark

While I am not good at holding my breath, I have...

While I am not good at holding my breath, I have a friend who practices this for fun. His best time was 3:16, I believe.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,586
Posted By SalsaShark

While I cannot speculate as to the reason for...

While I cannot speculate as to the reason for your discomfort, I can give some tips that have helped me.
I tried using some chamois padded shorts years ago, and found that I was getting more saddle...
09-30-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,589
Posted By SalsaShark

It bothers me that America views driving as a...

It bothers me that America views driving as a 'right' of sorts, and not an earned privilege. The fact that this driver's license was not revoked on the spot speaks volumes as to the indifference...
Forum: Foo
09-27-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By SalsaShark

This is not the kind of whining I was expecting

This is not the kind of whining I was expecting
09-25-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 568,364
Posted By SalsaShark

Just finished a teardown and refurb on this 1980...

Just finished a teardown and refurb on this 1980 model 414. Original Superbe calipers comfortably reach the brake track on my Ukai/Sueze 700c wheelset, running 32mm tires and an 11-32t 7-speed...
09-11-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,657
Posted By SalsaShark

Don't backpedal in the 10t. The only variable...

Don't backpedal in the 10t. The only variable that will change the backpedaling performance is changing the chainline. The rear derailleur has no bearing on this, being placed after the cassette...
07-17-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By SalsaShark

You can get a new 7/8 speed square taper crankset...

You can get a new 7/8 speed square taper crankset with 28/38/48 in either Shimano's Altus or Acera group. Price is +/- $35-50 respectively.
If appears your rear cluster is a 7-speed freewheel, and...
06-30-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,508
Posted By SalsaShark

Whilst posted as a humorous suggestion to the OP,...

Whilst posted as a humorous suggestion to the OP, most E-Bikes I encounter seem to cut out assist about 20 mph. Although it takes a bit of effort, it is not that difficult to leave one behind. The...
06-17-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,005
Posted By SalsaShark

It is probably your knees. Try taking some fish...

It is probably your knees.
Try taking some fish oil.
05-17-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By SalsaShark

Step 1: Ride your mountain bike on gravel fin

Step 1: Ride your mountain bike on gravel

fin
04-30-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By SalsaShark

This is the spring that goes around the...

This is the spring that goes around the intonation screw of the high E saddle on your Strat. Probably fell off when you snapped your string jamming some Hendrix in your garage the other night. Look...
04-14-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,114
Posted By SalsaShark

Most FD downtube shifters are friction,...

Most FD downtube shifters are friction, non-indexed and will work with almost any front deraileur, regardless of the number of chainrings.
04-12-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,114
Posted By SalsaShark

I do this exact thing on my 520. FD shifts on the...

I do this exact thing on my 520. FD shifts on the downtube, RD shifts on the barend. Barend mirror on the left side. I love the setup, and the FD shifts like a dream on the downtube. Doesn't look...
04-05-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By SalsaShark

Mask off the headtube to protect it and polish...

Mask off the headtube to protect it and polish the cups while they are still installed. You will not get them any cleaner by removing them from the headtube - the only part that is inaccessible is...
04-02-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By SalsaShark

If you ride fast enough, the wind noise will...

If you ride fast enough, the wind noise will render your swooshy shorts inaudible.
Drop the hammer!
03-13-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,765
Posted By SalsaShark

The bottom

The bottom
03-11-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,547
Posted By SalsaShark

I moved the shifter for the FD to the downtube on...

I moved the shifter for the FD to the downtube on my 520 and installed a barend mirror on the left. Kept the RD shifter on the barend. I actually kinda prefer it this way now.
02-23-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By SalsaShark

Picked up this big syringe in the animal medicine...

Picked up this big syringe in the animal medicine department of my local farm supply store. I reshaped and rounded the tip, and polished it smooth so i can inject grease directly onto bearing cups...
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