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Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By FBinNY
I use plain platform pedals, toe clip and strap...

I use plain platform pedals, toe clip and strap pedals, and Look system clipless on my various bikes. I have no problem transitioning from one to the other.

I use the Looks with cycling shoes for...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 54
Posted By FBinNY
Most people servicing these, remove the internals...

Most people servicing these, remove the internals still assembled on the axle and dip them to clean and lube. I believe there are even kits made for the job, and there are plenty of tutorials on the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-25-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 177
Posted By FBinNY
If they used the same tube as Silca originally...

If they used the same tube as Silca originally did, then the ID is 27.2mm or 1.07", and the area = 0.9 square inches.

In any case that's close enough to estimate that a 145 pound rider can...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-25-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 177
Posted By FBinNY
At that price it should come with a bikini clad...

At that price it should come with a bikini clad blonde who pump my tires anytime I ask.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By FBinNY
It depends on the rim depth. The valve has to...

It depends on the rim depth. The valve has to reach through with about 15-20mm extending through so you can fasten a pump. I prefer to use the shortest valves that work so there's less likelihood...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By FBinNY
Look at the photo. There are two sprockets...

Look at the photo.

There are two sprockets with 2 different patterns. One is above (on top) the other.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By FBinNY
No fault applies only to issues of personal...

No fault applies only to issues of personal injury, not to property (or at least that's the way it is in many (most, all?) states.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By FBinNY
The 4 driving splines are those at 90 angles to...

The 4 driving splines are those at 90 angles to the stepped one at 3 o'clock in your photo. The other 4 normally engage air and so don't matter. Carefully file the corners of those so they clear...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 960
Posted By FBinNY
YES, and NO. There are inherent differences...

YES, and NO.

There are inherent differences in various metals and CF, that designers need to factor.

Bicycles are designed around 3 criteria, weight, strength, and ride (flex/rigidity). ...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 960
Posted By FBinNY
Again -- it's not the material per se. It's the...

Again -- it's not the material per se. It's the application, meaning the overall design, construction, and intended purpose.

It's perfectly possible to build a CF frame for a 300# rider or even...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By FBinNY
5 speed sprocket center distance is greater than...

5 speed sprocket center distance is greater than 7/8s. (6s is unique because there is 6s with 5 speed dimensions, or with 7s which was called ultra 6 BITD).

Any 7s chain will work, but you...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-16, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 407
Posted By FBinNY
Just to eliminate a possibility based on the...

Just to eliminate a possibility based on the vintage of your bike.

If you have stainless steel spokes (identifiable by a shiny slightly yellowish appearance, and low magnetic attraction) check for...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 960
Posted By FBinNY
You're making my point. You started a thread...

You're making my point.

You started a thread expressing concern about CF frames, and wondering if metal made more sense. But you seem comfortable with CF fork despite the fact that a fork...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-16, 05:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 960
Posted By FBinNY
There's a hint of truth to that. Imagine what...

There's a hint of truth to that. Imagine what would happen if everybody bought Formula V for street use instead of regular cars.

OTOH the internet creates a distorted view of reality. We see...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-16, 12:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 960
Posted By FBinNY
There's a long list of possible reasons for...

There's a long list of possible reasons for differences in maker warranty policy, but one is simply a numbers game. Assuming all things equal, the gross numbers of failures will mirror success in...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-16, 12:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 960
Posted By FBinNY
Let me add that CF may be getting a bad rap...

Let me add that CF may be getting a bad rap because of a significant different on how it fails, rather than the fact that it does.

The metals used in frames have varying degrees of ductility,...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-24-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By FBinNY
+1, While there's no standard 27.2mm is far...

+1,

While there's no standard 27.2mm is far and away the most common diameter used on mid level and better bikes. 27.2 probably accounts for over half the replacement posts sold, with all other...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 960
Posted By FBinNY
IMO - this isn't a question of the material, ie....

IMO - this isn't a question of the material, ie. CF vs. steel, but how it's used.

CF allowed for a tremendous weight savings vs other materials, but it seems that once on the weight savings track,...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-23-16, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By FBinNY
I'm sorry, but I can't help you. Saddles are too...

I'm sorry, but I can't help you. Saddles are too personal, and what's good for one or many, may not be good for you. Conversely, you may love a saddle that others review poorly.

So, this is one...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-23-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By FBinNY
Tape has to cover the holes with a bit of margin...

Tape has to cover the holes with a bit of margin for error.

Any tape that does that is wide enough, and there's no reason to go wider, so no worries.

BTW - wider than necessary can sometimes...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-23-16, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By FBinNY
In most cases it's mainly the seat tube (bottom...

In most cases it's mainly the seat tube (bottom bracket rocking side to side). It can sometimes also be the crank, especially if the chainring is attached to the crank arm instead of a fully...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-16, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By FBinNY
Whether bicycling or otherwise, when I run into...

Whether bicycling or otherwise, when I run into people who seem compelled to tell me how good they are (or were) I usually assume that's all they have in their lives, and it's not in me to take that...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-23-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,072
Posted By FBinNY
To blame the cyclist is patently ridiculous. ...

To blame the cyclist is patently ridiculous.

Yes, she made some tactical errors by allowing herself to remain in a blind spot, and not ready to react to the possibility of a right hook.

BUT and...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-22-16, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By FBinNY
It's an unfortunate fact of life, sh-t happens. ...

It's an unfortunate fact of life, sh-t happens.

I'm sure it varies by state, but know that in some (many?, most?) you can't hold the state or city responsible unless they've been notified of the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-22-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,072
Posted By FBinNY
Sort of, but not quite. We need to be...

Sort of, but not quite.

We need to be realistic and honest with ourselves. To an extent, cycling in mixed traffic is like being a soldier under artillery fire, or living in one of the world's hot...
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