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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-15-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By morganw
I misspoke earlier. The disc side is over 160. ...

I misspoke earlier. The disc side is over 160. The other sides' spokes are mostly around 20-22 on the TM-1 with one at 24 which is 148 kgf.


Sure, but years ago (but still after the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-14-16, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By morganw
Park TM-1 Just re-checked & front are the same,...

Park TM-1
Just re-checked & front are the same, butted: 2.0 at ends, 1.8 the rest. I measure tension well away from the thicker section.

Some disc-side spokes are reading 25 to even 26 1/2 which...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-14-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By morganw
are spoke tension maximums available for *any* no-name rims?

I was told by a bike store manager that my request for a spoke tension maximum for the wheels that came on my Specialized AWOL Comp is unusual and that no manufacturers (or at least ones that use...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-13-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,060
Posted By morganw
I bought a 2016 comp a few months ago & have also...

I bought a 2016 comp a few months ago & have also had the rear wheel non-drive-side spokes loosen up on their own.

I have Schwalbe 37-622 Marathon Plus tires on it except for a little fire road...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-24-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By morganw
liner with good compression?

Any recommendations for MTB short liner with strong compression like some road shorts?

Just got my REI dividend & noticed they have liners for under $30...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-25-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,219
Posted By morganw
Presenting the Navin Skyhook. Neodymium...

Presenting the Navin Skyhook.

Neodymium magnets from K&J (https://www.kjmagnetics.com/products.asp?cat=16)
Cord and Tiny cord locks are from Zpacks...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-04-16, 01:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,219
Posted By morganw
My bike fitter noted that I was tilting my head...

My bike fitter noted that I was tilting my head up in order to see forward through my prescription lenses. With my neck at a better angle, I'm looking right at the top edge of my specs. My Rx...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-29-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By morganw
What happened to cutting steerer to fit?

It's entirely possible my memory is faulty, but I remember in the days when threadless headsets were new and trying to compete with end-user-adjustable quill stems that steerers were left un-cut by...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 12-29-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By morganw
daytime alternating-flash multi-head headlights?

I've seen a few roadies around here with multiple head (what Dinotte calls a "light engine") headlights that alternate or flash in some other coordinated pattern. They are spread across the...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-06-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By morganw
smartphone app for showing pace vs. previous rides?

In racing videogames, this is called a "ghost car", but ghost bike already has a meaning and "pace" isn't specific enough for searches.

I ride the same routes a lot (long commute) and would like a...
Forum: Commuting 05-02-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By morganw
stiff-soled SPD shoe without upturned toe? (vs. Shimano M088)

I just got a pair of Shimano M088 "mountain" shoes to replace worn out Pearl Izumi X-Alps. I have hallus limitus (arthritis causing a stiff big toe) and it turns out that the slight upturn in the...
Forum: Recumbent 04-23-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,740
Posted By morganw
In the ADA definition, "manually" doesn't refer...

In the ADA definition, "manually" doesn't refer to hands/arms, but is used in contrast with powered.

A mobility disability doesn't mean the legs can't move. A balance problem (e.g. Sheldon Brown...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-08-13, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,270
Posted By morganw
I point at cars in driveways and side streets...

I point at cars in driveways and side streets when leading another cyclist just as I point at glass, sand & leaves on the roadway.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-01-13, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By morganw
The hitch goes on the pin OK and the system...

The hitch goes on the pin OK and the system corners fine. It's just getting the hitch off that's the problem. Pull, pull, pull harder... bam! Hand smashed against bottom of seat. Unless she grows...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-01-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By morganw
Angled seatpost shim for adjusting hitch for Burley Travoy?

My girlfriend's bike must have a slacker seat tube angle than Burley designed for because it's hard to get the trailer off the pin unless the bike's front wheel is put over a curb in the street with...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-01-13, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By morganw
in-production linear-pull brakes as good as old parallelogram?

Are Avid Single Digit linear brakes as good as the out of production Shimano parallel-linkage V-brakes?

My SWB recumbent has Shimano XTR V-brakes (BR-M950) which work great. Better than a...
Forum: Recumbent 10-10-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By morganw
I'm not a member, but I know a recumbent cyclist...

I'm not a member, but I know a recumbent cyclist who I think rides with the Almaden Cycle Touring Club (http://www.actc.org).

Bill Bushnell (http://mrbill.homeip.net/index.php)rides with Western...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-27-12, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By morganw
brifters with trekking crankset? low-Q trekking crankset with ramps & pins?

All of the bikes I'm looking at with low gearing for loaded touring use barcons.
[Surly Disc Trucker, Kona Sutra, Trek 520]

The Jamis Bosanova with a Salsa Vaya fork and 24/32/42 chainrings (from...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-21-12, 06:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,015
Posted By morganw
California: no. What are the Equipment...

California: no.

What are the Equipment Requirements? (http://www.chp.ca.gov/html/bicycleriding.html)
(summarized here by the CHP, but also available at leginfo...
Forum: Commuting 06-21-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By morganw
Thanks all. I hadn't really been thinking...

Thanks all. I hadn't really been thinking flexibly, but now I've got a lot more ideas. Somehow I convinced myself the Breezer Uptown has a threadless headset, but it's threaded so a Periscopa and...
Forum: Commuting 06-19-12, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By morganw
bolt--upright lightweight diamond frameset or complete bike?

I'm thinking about switching back to uprights from an underseat-steering recumbent and wonder if I can get a lightweight "Dutch" bike. I don't need fenders or a chaincase. I'd like a lighter weight...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-23-10, 04:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,876
Posted By morganw
Trek has a huge line-up of bikes, but they aren't...

Trek has a huge line-up of bikes, but they aren't actually in stores. Even the Trek-only "Trek Bicycle Store" in San Jose, CA didn't have a 520 or Portland or any cyclocross bikes. They had more of...
Forum: Commuting 09-17-10, 10:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,606
Posted By morganw
Urban Utility Belt...

Urban Utility Belt (http://www.urbanutilitybelt.com/)
http://www.urbanutilitybelt.com/girlweb.jpg
Ninja Utility Belt (http://www.blackbeltshop.com/ninja_utility_belt.html)...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-13-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,135
Posted By morganw
two bolt kickstand source in USA?

There seem to be two (German?) standards for kickstands that use two M5 machine screws instead of one giant bolt: 40mm apart and 18mm (17mm claimed on some pages). I've found two manufacturers:...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-13-10, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By morganw
I ended up with a Giro Section which has a shell...

I ended up with a Giro Section which has a shell like the Faction but with one fewer row of vents on top and one fewer on the back and an EPS-only (single hit, not ASTM F1492) liner. I bought it in...
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