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Forum: Folding Bikes 07-28-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 297
Posted By redbird2
bestflatproof or FlatAvoiding 20 inch tires?

Thinking I may want to buy a folder for the first time ... but wondering if any 20 inch tire mfgr/model competitors offer flat avoidance/puncture avoidance beyond the advantage of substantial volume...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-19-16, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 917
Posted By redbird2
oiling spoke nipples as preventive maintenance: pro? con? how? with what?

Somewhere, I read someone's advice to oil the spoke nipples as preventive maintenance, possibly at general-tune-up intervals?. But it didn't say how, exactly, and my internet searches today aren't...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-03-15, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By redbird2
Chesterton, thank you for your reply. I...

Chesterton, thank you for your reply.

I clicked on your link and saw a page full of stuff but no sign of either of the two specific part numbers that the LBS or other sources had id'd this pedal...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-02-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By redbird2
Adjusting/eliminating pedal axle looseness

About 800 miles ago I had an LBS install a fresh pair of pedals . (They are identified as Wellgo K40427 or LU984 (same pedal, differing ID's.) Until yesterday, no hassles with them.

Yesterday the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-19-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By redbird2
Why did tube lose air pressure despite no holes in it?

Hello,

For some reason I have not been able to figure out,a front wheel's inner tube lost pressure from about 38 psi to about 20 overnight, after sustaining the 38 pressure without any evident...
Forum: Commuting 08-13-14, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By redbird2
(Lighter bikes with) cruiser or similar handlebars?

I'd like to ride in a more upright position than what I encounter on my current bike (Cannondale Quick 4), or on any of the other "flat bar" models I've ridden that suit my size ( height 5'9", inseam...
Forum: Commuting 08-06-14, 02:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By redbird2
Just learned how ...

Congratulations on learning how to ride a bike!

Between the two bikes that you short-listed, definitely go for the Trek for the reasons mentioned already. But, before buying that, consider that...
Forum: Commuting 08-05-14, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,006
Posted By redbird2
Thank you all for your replies. After...

Thank you all for your replies. After experimenting with even more pairs of shoes (old ones that I hardly ever wear) I realized that even when considering only the painful callus area, one pair might...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-05-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By redbird2
Thank you! (How to remove adhesive ...)

I easily got the last thin sheen of adhesive off the bike locks (actually had this problem with 2 locks, and 2 bikes) by scrubbing with a tablespoon of olive oil per lock, followed by a round of...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-01-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By redbird2
How to remove adhesive from bike lock and from bike frame?

Warning, not absolutely strictly a bicycle mechanic issue, but hoping someone here knows best ...

Unsatisfied by other methods for carrying my bike lock with me while riding, I bought...
Forum: Commuting 07-30-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,006
Posted By redbird2
callus on bottom of foot, position of foot on pedal etc.

Looking for thoughts based on your experiences with calluses, or informed remarks even if you have been fortunate enough to have avoided calluses.

In the last few months I've had pain from a...
Forum: Northeast 04-30-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By redbird2
AAA MA NH RI CT -- exclusion of tandems

Somewhere on the AAA Southern New England site it states that the bike must fit on what they consider to be a standard bike rack. They have apparently settled/standardized on one or another rack...
Forum: Northeast 04-30-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By redbird2
AAA: 2 free bicycle road service calls a year (MA,NH,RI)

See: AAA roadside assistance now applies to bicycles - News - The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA - Quincy, MA (http://www.patriotledger.com/article/20140430/NEWS/140439935/12343/NEWS)

I keep a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-29-14, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By redbird2
bicycle service from AAA of Southern New England, at no additional charge

I am a cyclist who also owns a car, for which I have AAA coverage. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I received the May 2014 AAA Southern New England "Horizons" from them, saying that at no...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 04-29-14, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 970
Posted By redbird2
handcycles versus wheelchairs, pros and cons for racers

According to results printed in The Boston Globe, in the 2014 Boston Marathon, one handcycle racer, Samuel Spencer, completed the race faster than the winner in the push rim wheelchair division,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-09-14, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By redbird2
Found a scalable photo

Thanks for the suggestion. Found a useful photo at
http://www.ecovelo.info/2010/08/10/civia-aldrich-and-dupont/
and after measuring it, believe the rearmost part of the Dupont bars, is about 4.5...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-09-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By redbird2
Civia Dupont handlebars: cut off ends? one important measurement?

Two questions are at the bottom.

Background:
Am interested in replacing my black, flat original handlebars on a Cannondale 2011 Quick 4, with something that affords a more upright riding...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-28-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By redbird2
thank you!

Thank you, to everyone who replied. And, special thanks to FBinNY for linking (see above) to the informative and pertinent article from bikequarterly.com .
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-27-13, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By redbird2
rim strip, or, rim tape, recommendations sought

Had run Armadillo Nimbus Elite 700x38(front) and Hemisphere 700x42 (rear) for about 1,000 and 700 miles respectively on Ritchey Vantage CrossSport rims with no flats, while running at 100 psi. But,...
Forum: Introductions 06-28-12, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By redbird2
hello from Massachusetts

After reading posts here that matched some internet searches for bike and parts reviews, I decided I might want to ask a question of my own sometimes. Retired now, never been a "serious cyclist", but...
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