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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-28-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Retro Grouch
Bathtub?

Bathtub?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-28-16, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Retro Grouch
Fatter is better. For the rear, look for tires...

Fatter is better. For the rear, look for tires that are at least 2" wide. 40 psi will probably be enough air pressure to keep you from pinch flatting. The front wheel on a delta is less...
Forum: Recumbent 07-28-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 267
Posted By Retro Grouch
FWIW, Mrs. Grouch has a Catrike Trail and I have...

FWIW, Mrs. Grouch has a Catrike Trail and I have a 559, which is similar but with a larger rear wheel. Both fold for transportation and storage but it's about a 5 minute job. Both of us are...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-28-16, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Retro Grouch
Yeah, derailleur hangers on most aluminum bikes...

Yeah, derailleur hangers on most aluminum bikes are "sacrificial". They are designed to bend and break before damaging the main frame. Replacements are around $20.00.
Forum: Recumbent 07-28-16, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 267
Posted By Retro Grouch
Oh dear! You're at the point in which you are...

Oh dear! You're at the point in which you are thinking about storing and transporting a recumbent trike. That means that you're serious. I'm afraid that you have gotten the disease.

My advice...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-28-16, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Retro Grouch
What size is your middle chainring? What does...

What size is your middle chainring? What does your front derailleur look like?

The issue that you may encounter is the inner plate of your derailleur cage hitting your middle chainring.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-28-16, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Retro Grouch
Fit affects your comfort, your performance and...

Fit affects your comfort, your performance and ultimately your enjoyment every single minute that you are on the bike. Nothing else even comes close in relative importance.

If you have to make...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-28-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Retro Grouch
What does "bad hanger" mean? My bet is that...

What does "bad hanger" mean?

My bet is that you're going to love your new bike. We enthusiasts tend to fret endlessly about the tiniest little increment of performance improvements but, the truth...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-27-16, 03:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 663
Posted By Retro Grouch
One of the most significant purposes of your...

One of the most significant purposes of your first bike is to help you to determine what you want in your next bike. Make a mental list of what you like most about your Raleigh and what you hate.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-27-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Retro Grouch
Since you own them I'd still build 'em up and use...

Since you own them I'd still build 'em up and use them. Can you think of ANY bicycle component that doesn't have lovers and haters?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-27-16, 12:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,646
Posted By Retro Grouch
That's the point. If you allow someone else to...

That's the point. If you allow someone else to define the terms of the discussion, they will always get the answer that they want.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-27-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Retro Grouch
So you own the wheels now. If you don't use them...

So you own the wheels now. If you don't use them for everyday riding what do you plan to do with them?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-27-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 263
Posted By Retro Grouch
Do you expect the price of tires to drop in the...

Do you expect the price of tires to drop in the next month? What do you think you are saving by putting off the replacement?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-27-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Retro Grouch
It can certainly be done but it's usually more...

It can certainly be done but it's usually more complicated than just replacing the axles. The axle diameters don't always match up and, even when they do, the thread pitch for the cones is usually...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,646
Posted By Retro Grouch
Why not? Every racing organization has...

Why not?

Every racing organization has limiting rules. The guy who I mentioned that rode his recumbent 85 MPH - he had to have two separate TV cameras and displays to see where he was going (he...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-26-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,364
Posted By Retro Grouch
I'm curious. Do you still ride it like a half...

I'm curious. Do you still ride it like a half step, shifting chain rings all the time or do you do most of your shifting on the back?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 607
Posted By Retro Grouch
So what's your point? Whatever your friend...

So what's your point?

Whatever your friend is doing obviously works for him. Otherwise he'd change.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 783
Posted By Retro Grouch
Gas is passe' Check out electric assist...

Gas is passe'

Check out electric assist options.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-16, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By Retro Grouch
The nice thing about eliminating the bearing...

The nice thing about eliminating the bearing cages on your headset is that you can't install free balls upside down.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By Retro Grouch
Looks fine to me. If it shifts onto and off of...

Looks fine to me. If it shifts onto and off of your big rear cog, I'd say you are good-to-go.

The classic mistake that guys make (not me of course but some of the other guys) is to route the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 360
Posted By Retro Grouch
Red sidewalls when the tires were new? Back...

Red sidewalls when the tires were new?

Back in the olden days gumwall tires used to do that when they were stored in a too hot environment. I never had any trouble because of it but I always...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,646
Posted By Retro Grouch
A bicycle is a pretty simple machine but the...

A bicycle is a pretty simple machine but the devil is in the details. Anybody who thinks bikes haven't changed in 150 years is simply scoffing at the details.

"Not sure there's really anywhere...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 607
Posted By Retro Grouch
Since you asked: My basic bike maintenance...

Since you asked: My basic bike maintenance philosophy is "as needed". Every time that I ride I make a mental note of any maintenance or changes that I want to do to that bicycle. Then I usually...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 962
Posted By Retro Grouch
Road clipless pedals require a big cleat under...

Road clipless pedals require a big cleat under the ball of your foot. They make you walk like a duck. Mountain bike style pedals use a much smaller cleat that fits in a depression in the shoe's...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 962
Posted By Retro Grouch
I'd make the decision based on the type of riding...

I'd make the decision based on the type of riding that I planned to do.

I'm basically a restaurant-to restaurant rider so I use SPD pedals with mountain bike shoes almost all of the time. My...
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