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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,318
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
I can't think of any reading material. But I...

I can't think of any reading material. But I know, and so do you, that steel bikes have been made for over 100 years, with special light-weigh ones available for racers for most of that time. Aside...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,318
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
You've got me all wrong, brother. I currently...

You've got me all wrong, brother. I currently have two working bikes... an aluminum road bike and a Ti mountain bike. I probably would have gotten a steel mtb frame instead of a ti one when I got...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 12:47 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,318
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
Such ignorant BS. Back in the days when steel...

Such ignorant BS. Back in the days when steel was the only flavour available, steel frames broke all the time. In my experience, frame failure rates went down when the industry moved to almost...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 291
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
Unfortunately, some small cars do not give you...

Unfortunately, some small cars do not give you the option to mount a hitch - perhaps the manufacturer doesn't want to say it's ok, then get sued because you lost control of your Smart car while...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 852
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
Agreed. A replacement frame of thesame superior...

Agreed. A replacement frame of thesame superior quality will probably cost between $100 and $150.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 852
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
On any ride where it doesn't break: 1 On any...

On any ride where it doesn't break: 1
On any ride where it does break: between 8 and 10

Possibility of that crack eventually breaking and the headtube coming off the frame: 100%
Possibility of...
Forum: Touring 07-21-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
It sounds like the problem you are having is not...

It sounds like the problem you are having is not with the specific bike, or style/design of bike, but with the fit. If you can ride two hours before discomfort starts, there are likely some easy and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,716
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
I build with elbows in, heads out. I find lacing...

I build with elbows in, heads out. I find lacing rear wheels is easier this way when it comes time to do the twist.
Forum: Foo 07-21-16, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
My son was using my wife's ePhone at the beach to...

My son was using my wife's ePhone at the beach to look for pokemen, but found none. So I held the phone while we rode our bikes home and it was also stuck at 0.8km, even when riding at extremely...
Forum: Recreational & Family 07-21-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
A couple thoughts: There is no reason a 9...

A couple thoughts:

There is no reason a 9 YO needs 700c wheels - even shorter adults are usually better off on a bike designed around smaller wheels. Short elite MTB racers don't use 29" wheels...
Forum: Recreational & Family 07-21-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
I am not 'against' training wheels, but balance...

I am not 'against' training wheels, but balance bikes (and regular bikes with cranks and chain removed) are superior for youngsters learning to ride. Another good option as a training tool, if you...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
When truing wheels, if the wheel is not...

When truing wheels, if the wheel is not responding how you think it should to your adjustments, don't continue to crank the tension up to force it - figure out what the problem is. A strong wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
I agree with above. If you are comfortable on...

I agree with above. If you are comfortable on your FX then get a bike that comes from the factory close to the FX layout. A converted drop bar bike will likely have a very different fit from a bike...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
The rims are actually larger in diameter than...

The rims are actually larger in diameter than modern 700c, and your picture seems to indicate they are larger than the obsolete 27" size. As per the link I posted, there was a size called 700B that...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-19-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,524
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
My main ride has 7 speed (good quality parts...

My main ride has 7 speed (good quality parts salvaged from bikes in my past) and HG50 is the best 7 speed cassette I can find... and it has been fantastic... I wear out about 2 chains per season and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
Ah! I thought it was a typo and you meant...

Ah! I thought it was a typo and you meant 'silky', which I assumed was an archaic term for silk casing racing tires :)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
I would bet the vast majority can feel it, but...

I would bet the vast majority can feel it, but consider the change to be within an acceptable range. Also, people who are not familiar with the hows and whys of bicycle function are probably used to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
That is probably 700B, or 28X1 1/2 Tire...

That is probably 700B, or 28X1 1/2

Tire Sizing Systems (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html)

Edit:

What is up with the capped axle? Are you sure it was off a bike and not a cart...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
The statements above that the difference in...

The statements above that the difference in leverage or brake power per unit hand force is a 'trifle' better, or 'probably isn't noticeable' are incorrect in my experience. The percent difference in...
Forum: Foo 06-27-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7,235
Views: 345,618
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
Elmo had learned to block out the abuse. He...

Elmo had learned to block out the abuse. He fought the urge to cry and somehow managed to turn it into a giggle. In his mind he was just being tickled.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-24-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 8,908
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
100% agrees with my observations. Just about...

100% agrees with my observations. Just about every time I have encountered someone on this forum who is nasty or seems to be going out of their way to be a nuisance, there is a few weeks or months...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-24-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13,115
Views: 1,539,870
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
I can't tell why I am so drawn to this bike -...

I can't tell why I am so drawn to this bike - could it be the heat-damaged seat tube from when they tried to get the post out, or maybe the 'Diore groupo' that obviously contains Lee Chi brakes and...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-24-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 8,908
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
Historically, about 70% of BF posts were...

Historically, about 70% of BF posts were discussions about the ideal frame material. Since the argument has finally been settled (winner: bamboo), we have lost our raison d'etre.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-22-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13,115
Views: 1,539,870
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
Picture taken while being chased by a bear. ...

Picture taken while being chased by a bear.

Green Boulder Giant 21 Speed (http://tallahassee.craigslist.org/bik/5635170583.html)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-21-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By Wilfred Laurier
SA hubs eventually leak every drop of oil applied...

SA hubs eventually leak every drop of oil applied to them. They have no 'seals' whatsoever. The solution to this is two-fold - (1) add a little oil into the oil port every few months... the...
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