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01-25-24, 04:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,058
Posted By Alan K

I am assuming bad refers to how it affects...

I am assuming bad refers to how it affects people. Laws are made by politicians, majority of whom are not exactly honest people. So from their perspective, itís actually good - more opportunities to...
01-25-24, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,112
Views: 619,025
Posted By Alan K

If I wait a while, may be I can skip the shifting...

If I wait a while, may be I can skip the shifting altogether and graduate to CVT. People seem to have working prototypes but I havenít seen anything being marketed.

Intitutively, I tend to avoid...
01-21-24, 11:46 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,551
Posted By Alan K

This sounds interesting. ^^^^ I ought to try...

This sounds interesting. ^^^^

I ought to try it. [I like jalapeŮos quite a lot and when they are fresh from our garden, I add them to many things. Along the lines of your roasted version, I slit...
01-17-24, 06:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,198
Posted By Alan K

Even a less than high end wheel can do much...

Even a less than high end wheel can do much better if they are maintained - periodic check to ensure that they are true and have even tension on spokes. Beginners usually do not check or adjust...
01-16-24, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By Alan K

It is less stiff than Park tools pro version but...

It is less stiff than Park tools pro version but it is adequate enough, once adjusted properly. The gauges arms didnít come with a hard plastic to protect rim surface. Itís not difficult to design...
01-16-24, 08:03 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,861
Posted By Alan K

I didn’t know that S Californians have gotten...

I didn’t know that S Californians have gotten into having peacocks on their grounds.
As pretty as they look, their cry is equally ugly and loud.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-24, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8,366
Views: 133,731
Posted By Alan K

And expensive!

And expensive!
Forum: Commuting
01-15-24, 06:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,513
Posted By Alan K

Today our bike paths look much better than our...

Today our bike paths look much better than our residential streets that are not a part of school bus routes.

Packed snow, driving on it is like on ice.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-24, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8,366
Views: 133,731
Posted By Alan K

Just to help you appreciate your weather better,...

Just to help you appreciate your weather better, hereís how our streets look like - well below freezing and packed snow:

...
01-15-24, 03:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,518
Posted By Alan K

Has your height decreased, as it happens to some...

Has your height decreased, as it happens to some people? But even in those cases where height has decreased, a bigger portion of it is from the torso via some compression of discs in your vertebrae....
01-14-24, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,523
Posted By Alan K

Removal of rust by phosphoric acid is going to...

Removal of rust by phosphoric acid is going to leave the surface rough - not a good idea to use on surfaces that must be smooth, such as ball bearing and their races.

As for why not the stainless...
01-13-24, 09:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,885
Posted By Alan K

Learning doesn’t have to be about one thing or...

Learning doesn’t have to be about one thing or the other, knowing more is always better (satisfying and rewarding)!
01-13-24, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Alan K

Hopefully, it’s a minor damage. Best wishes for...

Hopefully, it’s a minor damage.
Best wishes for full and relatively quick recovery.
01-13-24, 03:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,885
Posted By Alan K

Once you have extracted this one, replace it with...

Once you have extracted this one, replace it with a SS hex head screw. I often remove slotted screws even in new components and replace them with stainless steel he x head version - much better in...
01-13-24, 02:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 824
Posted By Alan K

Ambulance chasers often make a deal with the...

Ambulance chasers often make a deal with the victim where they might not charge them directly but get a substantial cut from the settlement money paid by the insurance/offender.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-24, 02:49 AM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 624,446
Posted By Alan K

Fall ...

Fall
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01-12-24, 09:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,318
Posted By Alan K

Please note the gravity of the matter, we have...

Please note the gravity of the matter, we have already moved on to more pressing things. ;)
01-11-24, 08:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,318
Posted By Alan K

Once the chain lubrication has been discussed to...

Once the chain lubrication has been discussed to everyone's satisfaction - I know, a tall order - perhaps we can start another thread about how bicyclists like to use their toilet paper rolls, paper...
01-11-24, 05:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,022
Posted By Alan K

When Iím in my car and in a hurry, potholes are...

When Iím in my car and in a hurry, potholes are filled with water in rainy season, and a bicyclist is close by thatís when I canít miss them. ;)
Forum: Fatbikes
01-10-24, 10:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,183
Posted By Alan K

Riding a tandem may change your tune. ;)

Riding a tandem may change your tune. ;)
01-10-24, 09:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,651
Posted By Alan K

They make Ti collapsible cooking pans for...

They make Ti collapsible cooking pans for backpacking/camping, and paraffin is fairly light. 😉
01-10-24, 03:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,251
Posted By Alan K

Perhaps you could persuade your wife to go for a...

Perhaps you could persuade your wife to go for a test ride!
I imagine you may have a shop in your area which sells trikes, and they would be willing to let your wife try one. Once she has tested it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-24, 02:50 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,690
Posted By Alan K

Please provide a credible evidence that you are...

Please provide a credible evidence that you are not a ghost who has figured out how to type. ;)
Forum: Commuting
01-10-24, 02:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,513
Posted By Alan K

All the bike paths that I use were cleaned in the...

All the bike paths that I use were cleaned in the past but during Coronavirus period some suburban cities stopped shoveling snow off these paths.
A couple of years ago, I noticed that a path only...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-24, 10:32 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,690
Posted By Alan K

These days you might get something very different...

These days you might get something very different than what you wish for - someone who identifying as a female. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-24, 03:20 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,690
Posted By Alan K

Please donít interrupt with facts. ;) :)

Please donít interrupt with facts. ;) :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-24, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8,366
Views: 133,731
Posted By Alan K

I have my fair share of contribution with my...

I have my fair share of contribution with my in-laws and wife.

They usually have only one problem, which they identify as “it’s broken.” 🤪
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-24, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8,366
Views: 133,731
Posted By Alan K

Wild turkeys in backyard About 30 years...

Wild turkeys in backyard


About 30 years ago turkeys were uncommon in our area but now they are very abundant. During the fall, we pile leaves for the city to pick up and large groups of turkeys...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-24, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8,366
Views: 133,731
Posted By Alan K

And they always liked to lay it thick!

And they always liked to lay it thick!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-24, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8,366
Views: 133,731
Posted By Alan K

There was a time when the most lucrative item for...

There was a time when the most lucrative item for export for Arabs was oud (wood used in incense) but then came along ďliquid gold.Ē

When I saw the photo, two words/concepts came to mind...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-24, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8,366
Views: 133,731
Posted By Alan K

It has been several years since my wife and I...

It has been several years since my wife and I were in Nashville (for music), should do it soon.
For several years a very good friend of ours has been asking us to stay at his vacation home he built...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-24, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8,366
Views: 133,731
Posted By Alan K

I wouldnít put day drivers in a significantly...

I wouldnít put day drivers in a significantly better category.
In fact, slightly late-to-work and trying-to-get-out-before-others at the end of a work day are the worst lot in my opinion.
Thatís...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-24, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8,366
Views: 133,731
Posted By Alan K

Another (not so) fun fact, many Americans...

Another (not so) fun fact, many Americans couldnít identify even 10% of the countries on the world mapÖ and Iím not thinking about the people who have not had an opportunity to learn. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-24, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 54,662
Posted By Alan K

I wonder if preference for waxing varies by the...

I wonder if preference for waxing varies by the region/country where one lives.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-24, 02:55 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 54,662
Posted By Alan K

Clearly, itís time for Teflon.

Clearly, itís time for Teflon.
01-05-24, 09:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,342
Posted By Alan K

About a couple decades ago, I saw a sports...

About a couple decades ago, I saw a sports medicine doctor regarding pain in my shoulder. He wanted to know details about my various activities and bicycling came up. That’s when I found out that...
01-05-24, 05:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,057
Posted By Alan K

Please do not ride without re-glueing the tires....

Please do not ride without re-glueing the tires. You will need to throughly clean the rims and tires to a degree you can.
01-05-24, 05:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,057
Posted By Alan K

Measure the clearance before buying new tires. ...

Measure the clearance before buying new tires.
We have Tesch from the same era and I wouldnít put anything larger than 25mm in it. Originally, we were using 23 mm tires in it.
If you leave only a...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,263
Posted By Alan K

The only reason for me to even contemplate...

The only reason for me to even contemplate selling my Klein is to clear the clutter (as per my wife) in our garage. I don’t expect it to sell for $1000 and I see very little reason to sell it for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-24, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By Alan K

I do not know how it is in your son’s university...

I do not know how it is in your son’s university area but on this side of the pond, it is a good idea to own a bicycle that is functional but not begging to be nicked by a thief at the campus, which...
01-05-24, 01:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,703
Posted By Alan K

Once you have finalized design aspects of Al...

Once you have finalized design aspects of Al version, probably a CNC facility could make them for you fairly quickly. Rather than raw Al, it will be nice to anodize them. A polymer strip inside the...
01-04-24, 06:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,703
Posted By Alan K

My old Motobecane does not have water bottle cage...

My old Motobecane does not have water bottle cage mounts. For years I used a layer of old tube rubber underneath a couple stainless steel pipe clamps to hold the cage. A few years ago, I removed the...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,263
Posted By Alan K

I have the same color as the one that was shown...

I have the same color as the one that was shown here. Paint is still in great shape, no scratches that I recall and definitely no dings. I doubt that Iíll find a sucker to pay a grand for it (with...
01-04-24, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 968,012
Posted By Alan K

Advantage goes to bicycles when it comes to how...

Advantage goes to bicycles when it comes to how long a means of transportation lasts!
I think that my old Motibecane is approaching 50 but not quite there yet. ;)

...
01-04-24, 11:17 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,156
Posted By Alan K

Yes, my package has included four things, a front...

Yes, my package has included four things, a front LED light, a rear light that can be seen from the side as well, a pair of reflective bands and 3M adhesive backed tape that cab glued on the helmet...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,263
Posted By Alan K

Didnít realize that a frame in less than perfect...

Didnít realize that a frame in less than perfect condition with forks could sell for so much!
This means that my Klein with DA components and without any blemish is worth far more - good to know; I...
01-03-24, 07:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,156
Posted By Alan K

I bet problems with credible eye witnesses.

I bet problems with credible eye witnesses.
01-03-24, 05:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,156
Posted By Alan K

Why do I feel that ďinventionĒ of fire may have...

Why do I feel that ďinventionĒ of fire may have elicited very similar responses. ;)
01-03-24, 01:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,156
Posted By Alan K

Yes, I have done that many times over the years.

Yes, I have done that many times over the years.
01-02-24, 02:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,831
Posted By Alan K

Define major! Spokes are not directing the...

Define major!

Spokes are not directing the air towards the motor in the center of the wheel. One way the spokes will help dissipate some heat is through “conduction”. The flange of hub will...
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