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Forum: Beach Cruisers 01-18-17, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By Doug5150
...Yea, but it's only got one frame size, so it...

...Yea, but it's only got one frame size, so it doesn't fit a lot (most?) people very well....

This is a very common problem with the cheaper cruiser-style bikes. A lack of proper frame size...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-04-17, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By Doug5150
I dunno what OP's interest is with these pedals. ...

I dunno what OP's interest is with these pedals.
If you wanna go retro just get any of the usual MKS pedals and put a plastic or metal pair of toe clips on them?

Careful now..... it wasn't too...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-04-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,539
Posted By Doug5150
No, they have the CF sheet laid in by hand. And...

No, they have the CF sheet laid in by hand.
And that's not the only issue; the other part is the engineering for making a distinctive product from every other big-name company.

Yea, that's...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-03-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,539
Posted By Doug5150
I don't know anything particular about Ritchey or...

I don't know anything particular about Ritchey or any other company, but there may be simple economic reasons for this.

Ti is expensive to buy and work with and due to various economic factors, US...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-29-16, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 567
Posted By Doug5150
You have already over-inflated it, for not being...

You have already over-inflated it, for not being inside a tire. IMO anyway.
You're not supposed to put a lot of air in them like this, because it can cause tears to form around the base of the stem....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-17-16, 05:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,420
Posted By Doug5150
Yea, but there are a lot more specific...

Yea, but there are a lot more specific requirements for car equipment than for bicycles.

The only matter I can recall that might possibly relate to a police bike, is that the laws for my own state...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-17-16, 02:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By Doug5150
Yea but,,,, now you have to explain why Brooks...

Yea but,,,, now you have to explain why Brooks leather saddles are magically comfortable while saddles made of modern synthetic materials aren't...

I've not seen chamois in any local or online...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-16-16, 07:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,170
Posted By Doug5150
I would be another who says that gore-tex does...

I would be another who says that gore-tex does what it's supposed to.
However....
It is meant to keep water (rain!) out, while still letting some sweat vapor out. You only really need that in...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-12-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 951
Posted By Doug5150
Or maybe he has a recumbent trike? A lot of such...

Or maybe he has a recumbent trike? A lot of such riders like to run rather short cranks.

When somebody says "one piece crank and rings" I think of the old Cannondale CODA 701M cranks-...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-12-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By Doug5150
I have noticed while lurking many European...

I have noticed while lurking many European bicycling forums, that there is a much greater concern for having "summer" tires and "winter" tires for "enthusiast" bicycling.

Two obvious reasons are...
Forum: Touring 12-08-16, 03:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,286
Posted By Doug5150
First off I would point out that this general...

First off I would point out that this general idea isn't new; I've seen online where a number of people have basically built the same thing by converting a womens'/low-step-over tandem to a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-07-16, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 882
Posted By Doug5150
Hostel Shoppe sells Vuelta rings that go up to 60...

Hostel Shoppe sells Vuelta rings that go up to 60 or 62 IIRC.

And at the same seller--there is a couple others from single recumbent companies that are 72t and 80t I think.
Some company made a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-02-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,452
Posted By Doug5150
Don't use any modern bike, as they look...

Don't use any modern bike, as they look cluttered. And any decals look cheap and trashy, you don't want ANY. Find an old rod-brake roadster and use that. You don't need a 100% legit Raleigh DL-1, any...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-28-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Doug5150
A problem I found with the 559-size 60mm Big...

A problem I found with the 559-size 60mm Big Apples was that there was no fenders that would fit around them.

There are lots of fenders that are wide enough, but the problem is that the outer...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-23-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,655
Posted By Doug5150
You might get a clean piece of sheet metal and...

You might get a clean piece of sheet metal and spray spots of both side-by-side and compare them.
It might just be the same stuff again.

A company has to be "innovative" and introduce "new"...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-23-16, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 997
Posted By Doug5150
It depends on where you are. Some US states don't...

It depends on where you are. Some US states don't allow them but many police still see it as a matter generally not worth their time unless the rider is being very silly and the police officer has...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-22-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,655
Posted By Doug5150
Chain Saver and Multi-Purpose Lube were almost...

Chain Saver and Multi-Purpose Lube were almost exactly identical, except that Chain Saver (in a yellow can) was sold through business/industrial suppliers and Multi-Purpose Lube (in a blue can) was...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-21-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,655
Posted By Doug5150
Well there's really two different kinds of teflon...

Well there's really two different kinds of teflon lubes (sprays).

One is a "oil" lube that has some teflon particles in it. This looks like normal oil when you apply it, and you usually can't see...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-20-16, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,655
Posted By Doug5150
The white stuff is the Teflon, it's supposed to...

The white stuff is the Teflon, it's supposed to do that. And Teflon is a good lube for many things.
However...
Teflon spray is not a good choice for chains, since the main risk of chain damage is...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-19-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,803
Posted By Doug5150
The department store bikes have a LOT of...

The department store bikes have a LOT of problems, most caused by really cheap parts (cheap bearings is one of them) and a few other problems caused by poor assembly (the cheap bearings are...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-18-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 694
Posted By Doug5150
Don't do that. The problem with upright...

Don't do that.

The problem with upright bicycle saddle pain is that it is caused by the shape of the saddle.

Brooks is just a leather saddle that is the same shape as all the other normal...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-18-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,292
Posted By Doug5150
Cordless angle grinders seem to be the current...

Cordless angle grinders seem to be the current tech in bicycle theft.
To that end, I have wondered if using stainless steel would not be better.

Stainless steel melts and spalls, it clogs grinder...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-17-16, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By Doug5150
Somebody else asked about weight distribution. ...

Somebody else asked about weight distribution.

As far as air pressure, the technical answer is "it depends on how much load the tire is carrying"....
The Bicycle Quarterly "15% drop" figure...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-17-16, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By Doug5150
Really, 45F/55R is kinda pretty extreme for a...

Really, 45F/55R is kinda pretty extreme for a normal upright bike with just a rider.

Let's consider a 30 lb bike and a 150 lb rider: to have 50/50 F/R distribution, there would be 90 lbs on each...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-16-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By Doug5150
I would bet that 40%/60% is WAY out of line with...

I would bet that 40%/60% is WAY out of line with reality.

Most upright road and MTB bikes that are properly sized are somewhere between about 50%/50% F/R and maybe ranging as far as 45%/55%...
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