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Forum: Touring 11-13-16, 03:49 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,249
Posted By MassiveD
All steel is not the same, I will give you that. ...

All steel is not the same, I will give you that. Hard to know where it comes out. Blind testing can lead to people liking the expensive steel bike or the cheaper one.




This is a complicated...
Forum: Touring 11-13-16, 03:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,249
Posted By MassiveD
People overestimate the weight savings that...

People overestimate the weight savings that tubing changes make because it often only really applies to two tubes in the bike, for three reasons:

- The obvious one being that the tubing size of...
Forum: Touring 11-13-16, 03:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,249
Posted By MassiveD
The quality of frames I see at Walmart is...

The quality of frames I see at Walmart is actually pretty high. I actually weld and fabricate, and the quality of welds On alloy bikes is pretty good. Most of them seem better than the welding on...
Forum: Touring 11-11-16, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By MassiveD
When you do that you generally want to end up...

When you do that you generally want to end up using the rack as the rear stay. Overall I think it is a bad idea. Bikes are hard enough to work on,


Drawing up a frame is not all that difficult,...
Forum: Touring 11-11-16, 04:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,342
Posted By MassiveD
It is getting a lot worse. I have had two false...

It is getting a lot worse. I have had two false arrest situations, and as far as being respectable I'm private school background, white, employed at the time in top 5% earning bracket, very well...
Forum: Touring 10-30-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,052
Posted By MassiveD
I have Mountain Drops. Riv drug up some NOS a...

I have Mountain Drops. Riv drug up some NOS a few years back. Legendary bar in MTB world. I am really broad shouldered, so I never really see the point to the angle of attack I get off those...
Forum: Touring 10-30-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,052
Posted By MassiveD
Microshift sells 7 speed brifters and they are...

Microshift sells 7 speed brifters and they are like 50 bucks. They are the same brand that Nashbar used to sell for 150 and got 5 stars over there.
Forum: Framebuilders 10-26-16, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By MassiveD
You may have a lot of brazing experience, but is...

You may have a lot of brazing experience, but is it with aircraft tubing? No problem I made stuff successful out of the box, so you will be way ahead. But if you are not typically working with...
Forum: Framebuilders 10-26-16, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By MassiveD
Doesn't mater what your bike is made of,...

Doesn't mater what your bike is made of, generally, position is what counts. You contact the bike at the pedals, the bars, and the seat. The bike is supported via the wheels. If you are perfectly...
Forum: Framebuilders 10-25-16, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By MassiveD
I don't know where you get really good parts. I...

I don't know where you get really good parts. I made a partial wooden stride bike for my kid. The guys who make the bikes had several sizes, and I saw a Red Rider version that was only made in one...
Forum: Touring 10-25-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By MassiveD
Why so negative he is talking about an attempt to...

Why so negative he is talking about an attempt to hit and stay on the road, and how that didn't work, it isn't a travel log, and it isn't about whatever else that was happening in his private life. ...
Forum: Touring 10-25-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By MassiveD
I inch is just fine, you may have bad parts in...

I inch is just fine, you may have bad parts in there but the sizing is just fine. The larger bearing was for MTBs that often used larger diameter tubing and Al. The same stuff moved into the rest...
Forum: Touring 10-22-16, 11:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,028
Posted By MassiveD
I use these: Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers...

I use these:

Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_174839_-1___)

8.99, lighter, safer, more secure, cleaner look, when touring I always have keys, I wish...
Forum: Touring 10-22-16, 11:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,028
Posted By MassiveD
I think a better move is to use 3 brakes. use...

I think a better move is to use 3 brakes. use the drop levers, either hydro or mechanical, and then have a small Paul lever on the top for a second front brake. That way you have redundancy in your...
Forum: Touring 10-22-16, 10:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,634
Posted By MassiveD
It doesn't happen every time. But it depends on...

It doesn't happen every time. But it depends on your mindset, if you are the kind of person who worries for a month before whether you are going to pay that fee, well that sucks too.

I think...
Forum: Touring 10-20-16, 12:07 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,045
Posted By MassiveD
So what, we did that 30 years ago, and my parents...

So what, we did that 30 years ago, and my parents in the 40s. I'm not impressed, I get it. I drink out of paper cups. I can appreciate fine crystal, I don't have to know it will out perform...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-17-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By MassiveD
Normally what that noise is is the crank quill...

Normally what that noise is is the crank quill attachment, at least on tapereds. On several of mu bikes around 500 miles the cranks come loose. It is worth getting it looked at as soon as possible...
Forum: Touring 10-17-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 6,186
Posted By MassiveD
And those are the people, I saw this thing that...

And those are the people, I saw this thing that looked like an Igloo cooler with a scooter motor attached to it out for a trial. It motors along sidewalks to deliver groceries. Potentially every...
Forum: Touring 10-17-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 6,186
Posted By MassiveD
No. If the age has been increasing by a year a...

No. If the age has been increasing by a year a go then they were younger once. And there are tons of reasons why old people would not be out, not least of all they are old. Most people 61 are not...
Forum: Touring 10-15-16, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By MassiveD
If I owned that bike and felt the main thing that...

If I owned that bike and felt the main thing that was missing was more space for inefficient ways to carry stuff, I would get some 1" webbing and tension it between headset and post, then mount a bag...
Forum: Touring 10-15-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By MassiveD
I gather the OP is sorta packed for packing from...

I gather the OP is sorta packed for packing from the URL. There is the idea that maybe given the limitations of BPs, they should enlarge the part of the equation that is made of large bits of steel....
Forum: Touring 10-15-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,045
Posted By MassiveD
One thing that is obviously changing is the...

One thing that is obviously changing is the preference for disc brakes, more gears, integrated stuff, electronics, and power assist.

It's funny how every new generation comes along feeling...
Forum: Touring 10-15-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,045
Posted By MassiveD
Your bias is showing, the cranks may be better,...

Your bias is showing, the cranks may be better, you have already ruled them out with the correct conclusion that as the price steepens the return in performance does not, but that is true of current...
Forum: Touring 10-15-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,045
Posted By MassiveD
My perception of cycling is not that it is merely...

My perception of cycling is not that it is merely a peasant activity for people who are saving for their first car, but a sport in and of itself, for which the best equipment at any cost is an...
Forum: Touring 10-15-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 6,186
Posted By MassiveD
Two things are going to happen, autonomous cars...

Two things are going to happen, autonomous cars will take over the roads, and since the number of cars will no longer be connected to the number of people, the swell on the roads will get crazy. ...
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