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Forum: Winter Cycling 01-08-14, 01:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,217
Posted By chucky
Below is a private message I received back in...

Below is a private message I received back in November along with my response:




Sorry for the delayed response -- I just completed a 58-day unsupported cycle transit from New York to Los...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-12-13, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By chucky
That's not true the nominal ID is 1.380" ...

That's not true the nominal ID is 1.380"
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/pvc-cpvc-pipes-dimensions-d_795.html
I have a piece right here and that's what it measures.
Forum: Commuting 06-12-13, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 922
Posted By chucky
Cloth hockey stick tape that hockey players put...

Cloth hockey stick tape that hockey players put on their blades.
Forum: Commuting 06-12-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,321
Posted By chucky
With the member discount repair work can also be...

With the member discount repair work can also be a bargain. I've never been entirely satisfied with any mechanic working on my bikes who isn't me because no matter what their level of knowledge they...
Forum: Commuting 06-12-13, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,531
Posted By chucky
Another fast tire with inverted tread and thin...

Another fast tire with inverted tread and thin sidewalls is the Intense MK2...
http://www.intensetyres.com/itdj-mk-210.html
Unfortunately in the 26" diameter they're not available thinner than...
Forum: Commuting 06-11-13, 11:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,531
Posted By chucky
If all things were equal then how is it possible...

If all things were equal then how is it possible that narrower tyres and wider tyres wouldn't be equally fast, Mr Smartypants? :p

Actually although you are correct that wider tires have lower...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-11-13, 10:42 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 28,018
Posted By chucky
Maybe it's because Brompton owners are all...

Maybe it's because Brompton owners are all business whereas Dahon owners tend to be out for fun? I mean, let's face it that's what most people want from a bike and that's why Dahon sells more bikes...
Forum: Commuting 06-11-13, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By chucky
+1 Since DarkVader owns all 3 I think he...

+1

Since DarkVader owns all 3 I think he would be the best judge as to which one is best.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-11-13, 10:22 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,323
Posted By chucky
One way to learn to live with this is to turn the...

One way to learn to live with this is to turn the shifter past the gear you want and then back down...most people wouldn't think of this technique because you can't do it with a derailleur that needs...
Forum: Commuting 06-11-13, 09:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,690
Posted By chucky
I've put some miles onto my WT5 over the last 6...

I've put some miles onto my WT5 over the last 6 months, but never got around to updating:

-I put on the SKS P35 Fender Set which is only speced for tires up to 28mm, but works fine with the wide...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-02-13, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,102
Posted By chucky
Yes! At this time I can't recall an exact quote...

Yes! At this time I can't recall an exact quote from David Wilson's "Bicycling Science", but this is how bicycle engineering progresses:
Destruction!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By chucky
I know we've bristled each other a bit over the...

I know we've bristled each other a bit over the years, but I didn't know you had a back injury...that sucks.

Of course I'm not trying to tell you what you should think is a good way to setup a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By chucky
Thanks. That's fine, but the bars...

Thanks.



That's fine, but the bars pictured in the OP are attached to a recumbent on which I could never quite figure how the drops should go. :)

Now I know there's a school of thought that...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,102
Posted By chucky
By athletic tape I simply meant generic cotton...

By athletic tape I simply meant generic cotton tape...

Would it "hurt acceleration and braking, ride comfort, and grip"? Probably but it seems pretty similar in essence to what tire carcasses are...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-13, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By chucky
Agreed and if I had to replace my three IGH gear...

Agreed and if I had to replace my three IGH gear trains from scratch I think I'd go with the Sturmey 5-speed for all of them, but since I got what I got (including the Jtek) I intend to make the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-13, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By chucky
Heh I guess that would work in Canada :)...around...

Heh I guess that would work in Canada :)...around here auto/car/truck stores look at me like I have 10 heads if I ask for anything metric as do the mom and pop hardware stores...only store around...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-13, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,102
Posted By chucky
Yeah, sorry I thought "chock" in my head but...

Yeah, sorry I thought "chock" in my head but after I typed "chucky" I continued typing "chuck".

Can the mods fix the spelling in the title?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By chucky
Yes (if you have the right model), but I still...

Yes (if you have the right model), but I still think it's better to be able to convert the same part into multiple uses rather than having to buy a new/different part for each use due to lack of...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By chucky
That's only SOME sturmey archer hubs that offer a...

That's only SOME sturmey archer hubs that offer a variety of shift levers...the 8-speed, for example, only offers a twist grip and I have no idea about the various vintage models. I'm also not sure...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By chucky
Probably best if you measure it to make sure...

Probably best if you measure it to make sure you're getting the right size (because I wouldn't guarantee that every seat post clamp ever manufactured in the history of mankind has used the same size...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By chucky
Chucky's tip of the day #2 - mounting Jtek's IGH shifter anywhere you want

This is for the Jtek Bar-end Shifter for Internal Hubs:
http://jtekengineering.com/barendshifter.php

Shifter selection for internally geared hubs generally sucks. You either got those grip...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,102
Posted By chucky
Chucky's tip of the day - Bicycle wheel chock

Nobody makes plain 'ol regular wheel chocks for bicycles (you know, triangular blocks to keep the wheel from rolling) and the types of wheel blocks they do make (ie to compliment rear wheel indoor...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-14-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,477
Posted By chucky
Thanks I appreciate your input and am not at all...

Thanks I appreciate your input and am not at all offend by opinions or observations contrary to my own because I never know which puzzle piece might be the one needed to complete the puzzle (even if...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-14-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,477
Posted By chucky
In my experience there's a lot of people that say...

In my experience there's a lot of people that say you "should" do this or that when it comes to bikes and other things, but in light of actual testing in the real world it's downright shocking how...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-14-13, 04:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,617
Posted By chucky
If it's not that then it'll be something else: ...

If it's not that then it'll be something else:
310794
I moved the chain to a new frame where it's still going strong.

...but I guess people don't have catastrophic failures when all they do...
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