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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-29-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 425
Posted By cyccommute
The pistons in a hydraulic system may come out...

The pistons in a hydraulic system may come out too far if you accidentally pull the lever and the pads will stick together. Many brakes come with a plastic spacer that you can put between the pads...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-29-16, 03:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 425
Posted By cyccommute
You do realize that bicycle rim brakes aren't...

You do realize that bicycle rim brakes aren't "drum" brakes, don't you? Bicycle rim brakes are a disc brake. The rim is a spinning metal rotor to which is applied pressure from pads that squeeze in...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-29-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,593
Posted By cyccommute
Your method doesn't tell us anything either. Your...

Your method doesn't tell us anything either. Your method of picking and choosing what sections you use for an "average" speed, isn't analogous to a runner reaching the end of their run and stopping. ...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-29-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,593
Posted By cyccommute
Not if I don't tell you that it was a downhill. ...

Not if I don't tell you that it was a downhill.

I certainly understand the significance of intensity but I just don't measure it over the "best" parts of a ride. If I hit a head wind that slows...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-29-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,593
Posted By cyccommute
Well, that certainly clears up a lot of the...

Well, that certainly clears up a lot of the "average" speed inflation I see. I'm going for a ride down the back side of Lookout Mountain so that I can "average" 50 mph:rolleyes: I think I'll have...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-29-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,593
Posted By cyccommute
I'm looking at it from the point that Nstoltzner...

I'm looking at it from the point that Nstoltzner is and, frankly, from an honest to myself standpoint. If I go for a "ride" the ride is inclusive. I don't feel honest if I claim I did a 20mph...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-29-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By cyccommute
It's a Specialized Fat Boy (not to be confused...

It's a Specialized Fat Boy (not to be confused with the Fatboy of today). It's a BMX bike (http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/specialized/60573) from the late 90s. Here's the BikePedia listing...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-29-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 442
Posted By cyccommute
Pump, CoolTool, Rema Tiptop patch kit, computer. ...

Pump, CoolTool, Rema Tiptop patch kit, computer. Lights in the winter.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-29-16, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 442
Posted By cyccommute
What are you waiting for, Christmas? Pick a...

What are you waiting for, Christmas? Pick a date, pick a route and make it happen.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-29-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 372
Posted By cyccommute
Chain brand: Mostly SRAM. A couple of KMC X9EPT...

Chain brand: Mostly SRAM. A couple of KMC X9EPT Eco Proteq for winter use. One stupid Shimano 10 speed
Speeds: 9 and 10 (1)
Surface: You name it, I ride it. Dirt, paved, rocks, sand, floods,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-29-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 627
Posted By cyccommute
Disposal: I'll tell you when I have to. ...

Disposal: I'll tell you when I have to.

Method of cleaning: Snake the chain into an old Gatorade bottle (the wide mouth kind), cap and shake for about 30 seconds. That could be as long as 20...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-29-16, 07:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 425
Posted By cyccommute
The question you need to ask is "is there any...

The question you need to ask is "is there any reason to go with disc brakes?" As a lifetime clyde who mountain bikes, tours, rides in the winter, isn't afraid of rain, etc., I say no. I have bikes...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-29-16, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By cyccommute
I did a quick Google and it looks like there are...

I did a quick Google and it looks like there are a number of bicycle co-ops in Delaware where you can learn how to work on bikes.

On the other hand, you can learn a whole lot on your own. I...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-29-16, 06:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,593
Posted By cyccommute
I have to disagree. The "average speed" is just...

I have to disagree. The "average speed" is just that...the average of all the speeds you cover over a given distance and time. You can't pick and choose the best bits and then ignore the other...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-29-16, 06:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,593
Posted By cyccommute
Ginsberg's Theorem...

Ginsberg's Theorem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginsberg%27s_theorem);)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-29-16, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By cyccommute
Your bike won't care. The Fashion Police on the...

Your bike won't care. The Fashion Police on the other hand.....
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-28-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 683
Posted By cyccommute
Yes, the crank failed. But did you inspect the...

Yes, the crank failed. But did you inspect the part after failure. (I doubt that you had a chance to inspect it before failure). If you had, you'd probably have seen oxidation of the aluminum from...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-28-16, 04:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,593
Posted By cyccommute
25mph average is the average for professionals in...

25mph average is the average for professionals in the Tour. I can believe an instantaneous speed that is quite high...I regularly top out over 40 mph...but I'm dubious when someone claims that...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-28-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,330
Posted By cyccommute
Well, you kind of are "SAYING MY WAY IS THE BEST...

Well, you kind of are "SAYING MY WAY IS THE BEST WAY". I've used White Lightning wax lubricants for about 20 years now and can tell you they aren't "crap". They last much longer than 60 miles...up...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-28-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 683
Posted By cyccommute
Perhaps but I'd expect to see far more reports of...

Perhaps but I'd expect to see far more reports of broken seat tubes than I've seen. Sloping top tubes have been around for a very long time and mountain bikes have had used extraordinarily long seat...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-27-16, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 320
Posted By cyccommute
I suspect that the wheel isn't back in the same...

I suspect that the wheel isn't back in the same place as when you took it off. You may not have the axle solidly mounted in the fork tips or the brake may have been aligned without the axle being...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-27-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,172
Posted By cyccommute
Except in this case they were mutually exclusive....

Except in this case they were mutually exclusive. The rider that Milton Keyness saw didn't have lights and was relying on reflectors only. The rider was probably under the impression that since the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-27-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,330
Posted By cyccommute
This How It's Made video references how they do...

This How It's Made video references how they do it at the end of the video. Be aware that they are fast and loose with the terms. The "hot oil bath" could be interpreted several different ways and...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-27-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,330
Posted By cyccommute
If you do a search for "brake cleaner MSDS" most...

If you do a search for "brake cleaner MSDS" most of the hits are for brake cleaners that contain TCE. There appear to be some nonchlorinated brake cleaners around but they don't appear to be in the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-27-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,330
Posted By cyccommute
Again, you are misunderstanding what I said. I...

Again, you are misunderstanding what I said. I don't do only one application of lubricant. I lubricate about every 400 to 600 miles or about ever 4 to 6 weeks. But I use a lubricant that doesn't...
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