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Forum: Touring 07-27-16, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 587
Posted By Doug5150
I've never used one but anyway.... One thing I...

I've never used one but anyway....
One thing I have seen a LOT of on the China-direct sites is that they sell USB phone-charger packs that have a solar panel on them, and with batteries built...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 828
Posted By Doug5150
My thoughts, numbered for ease of reference: 1....

My thoughts, numbered for ease of reference:
1. There's a lot of hostility towards bicycle engines on this site, and doubly-so if you ask about a fuel-burning bicycle engine. Too many people too...
Forum: Recumbent 01-20-16, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By Doug5150
Here, do this Down For Everyone Or Just Me ->...

Here, do this
Down For Everyone Or Just Me -> Check if your website is down or up? (http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/)
This site tries to connect from several places around the world, to verify...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-20-16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By Doug5150
Yea, and you can't get replacement parts for it,...

Yea, and you can't get replacement parts for it, either...

Mountain bikes have a somewhat-limited-lifetime built in if you use them at all, since it's very common for some parts to become...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-19-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By Doug5150
It occurs to me after thinking about that for a...

It occurs to me after thinking about that for a while,,,,,, that this bike model may just be temporarily out of stock.

I don't know anything about this company but with other Chinese e-store sites...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-18-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By Doug5150
Generally speaking--the bikes will not function...

Generally speaking--the bikes will not function very well, won't be built very durable (even just for regular casual riding) but will be HEAVY.
So far all of them I've looked at appear to use...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-01-16, 02:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,957
Posted By Doug5150
Search Google images for "bicycle variable...

Search Google images for "bicycle variable sprocket", there's been a few in the past ~100 years.

The general idea is a center piece with short sections of teeth that can move inward and outward,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-21-15, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By Doug5150
Back when I bought some, most road shoes were cut...

Back when I bought some, most road shoes were cut VERY narrow, for very skinny people. The MTB shoes were made in "normal" widths.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-06-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 953
Posted By Doug5150
The problem with cheap digital calipers is not...

The problem with cheap digital calipers is not usually the accuracy, it is the poor battery life.
Digital calipers are "always on" even when not in use, and cheap calipers draw a lot more power...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-06-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By Doug5150
With the Shimano sealed bottom brackets if it has...

With the Shimano sealed bottom brackets if it has a plastic cup then that goes on the non-drive side... The UN-26 is one with a plastic cup, and all the instructions say it goes on the left side.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-06-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Doug5150
It looks like the tire just became unseated from...

It looks like the tire just became unseated from being deflated.

Even if a tire is the correct size for the rim, the tire may not fit the rim very well and getting it seated concentric can be...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-07-15, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By Doug5150
I don't know anything specifically about Wald...

I don't know anything specifically about Wald products, but it's worth noting that most consumer products in the US now can't use cancer-causing ingredients.... So while they are chromed, it may not...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-30-15, 04:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,814
Posted By Doug5150
I was told that toward the end of the radials'...

I was told that toward the end of the radials' production a lot of buyers were requesting bias-ply tires instead; looks like mebbe the tire company tried to save face a bit by making some bias-ply...
Forum: Touring 10-28-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,273
Posted By Doug5150
Back when I had upright bikes the most I'd...

Back when I had upright bikes the most I'd usually ride (on solo local wanderings) was maybe 1.5 hours at the most--and that was a ~20-yr-old me. Twenty years ago.

When I got into recumbents I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-19-15, 02:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,877
Posted By Doug5150
Motorcycles evolved from motorized bikes. Maybe...

Motorcycles evolved from motorized bikes. Maybe this should have been put in the 'vintage' forum... ;)


The 2-strokes do pollute a lot. Not any more than they ever did, but relatively speaking,...
Forum: Recumbent 10-16-15, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,209
Posted By Doug5150
I have had a RANS Fusion for nine years now. It...

I have had a RANS Fusion for nine years now.
It is a mostly-upright bike that doesn't hurt to ride. My favorite explanation is that a RANS Fusion is what a Electro Townie wanted to be when it grew...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-16-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,877
Posted By Doug5150
So many whiners! How sad. Anyways: First...

So many whiners! How sad.

Anyways:
First you need to clarify if this thing will be legal to use wherever you are. You don't have your actual location in your profile, so I couldn't help any with...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-26-15, 04:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,973
Posted By Doug5150
Didn't read the whole thread.... It is very...

Didn't read the whole thread....

It is very very difficult to build a "new" kind of bicycle; people have been cutting them apart and welding the pieces back together for 150+ years now, in...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-26-15, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By Doug5150
Wear anything as long as it's not cotton. Cotton...

Wear anything as long as it's not cotton. Cotton is the only bad fabric for cold-weather activities.

Cotton absorbs moisture (sweat) and then takes a LONG time to dry. The fibers also shrink in...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-15-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,781
Posted By Doug5150
Folding beads weigh less, but most of the bead...

Folding beads weigh less, but most of the bead failures observed are from folding-bead tires. Feeling lucky?

Mainly I have read of bead failures happening with people using the tubeless-conversion...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-04-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By Doug5150
There is pages that show how to wrap them into a...

There is pages that show how to wrap them into a "triple loop"; I think the one on the Sheldon Brown site shows this.
,,,
Most modern tires aren't greatly sensitive to this twisting anymore, since...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-02-15, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By Doug5150
You don't need special bolts, if someone has...

You don't need special bolts, if someone has their eye on your bike they'll just go buy the same bolt remover kit.... You just set the bike up to what you need it, and then you glue BB's into the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-02-15, 04:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,077
Posted By Doug5150
There is a condition some people have where they...

There is a condition some people have where they have naturally poor circulation to the lower legs, and weight or fitness training doesn't make any difference. It occurs in both men and women....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-25-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Doug5150
There are shorts made specifically for recumbent...

There are shorts made specifically for recumbent riding, that have no padding.
They look just like normal bicycle lycra shorts but only have an extra layer of lycra where the pad would normally be.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-26-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,607
Posted By Doug5150
Yea but no. Teflon moving against Teflon (like,...

Yea but no.
Teflon moving against Teflon (like, in a volume of Teflon powder) has LOWER friction than two lubricated steel parts sliding across each other. Even dry, the Teflon is still less...
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