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10-16-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My vision (as long as we're doing this) is that...

My vision (as long as we're doing this) is that all Starbucks would disappear.
10-15-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 218
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I encounter 9mm hex head nuts and screws...

I encounter 9mm hex head nuts and screws frequently in the many bikes I repair. A 8-9-10 tri-wrench is relatively easy to carry. I reckon you can replace the hex head with an allen if you feel...
10-14-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,001
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Maybe it's just you, perceiving something that...

Maybe it's just you, perceiving something that isn't really there. I have a recumbent trike and the only thing I get when riding it is smiles.
10-08-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Moe Zhoost

F/R are usually 9mm/10mm with 1.0mm thread pitch...

F/R are usually 9mm/10mm with 1.0mm thread pitch for hollow axles. Most front solid axles will be 8mm diameter, though track hubs usually have 9mm axles. Also, there are a lot of Japanese solid...
10-08-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 487
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I had the same experience a few years back but...

I had the same experience a few years back but was not lucky enough to land on the top of my head. Instead I hit the ground pretty good with my cheekbone. No fracture but was quite the sight (and a...
10-08-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 610
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Every once in a while I'll lace a wheel and it...

Every once in a while I'll lace a wheel and it looks like the spokes may be way too long. Invariably it is the result of me not paying attention when lacing and getting one spoke in the wrong rim...
10-08-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 897
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I had the same amusing thought as well. No doubt...

I had the same amusing thought as well. No doubt some have done this.
10-06-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Moe Zhoost

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09-24-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I took a lugged Eros frame as partial payment for...

I took a lugged Eros frame as partial payment for another frame I was selling. I was never a big fan of the unicrown forks but after a repaint and build up, I actually kinda like it. The fork has...
09-21-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The dent is not likely to be a structural...

The dent is not likely to be a structural problem; however since it is more of a creased dimple, it is more worrisome than a more blunt one. Did the seller give you any hints about how it happened? ...
09-02-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 869
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I typically use anti-seize from the jar I bought...

I typically use anti-seize from the jar I bought 30 years ago and have no hope of using up in my lifetime. If I'm too lazy to walk from my shop to the garage to get it, I'll opt for the tube of Park...
08-11-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I can't imagine a motorist feeling so much...

I can't imagine a motorist feeling so much anxiety about holding up those behind that he or she would intentionally put a cyclist or pedestrian at risk. They make unsafe turns because either they...
08-10-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 20,643
Views: 3,617,495
Posted By Moe Zhoost

They are the ones taking the photo.

They are the ones taking the photo.
08-08-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'd recommend discussing with your medical...

I'd recommend discussing with your medical provider rather than with a bunch of random internet folks. Especially if it is scaring you. I hope it resolves quickly. Good luck to you.
07-23-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Thanks much for posting this picture. I work on a...

Thanks much for posting this picture. I work on a lot of bikes as a volunteer at my local co-op and see a lot of new-to-me things. I now will know how to manage one of these when one comes my way.
07-18-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm not a pro, but have built dozens of wheels. ...

I'm not a pro, but have built dozens of wheels. The only thing I use is a drop of motor oil on the threads. I've never had an issue with nipples loosening so I see no need for anything that acts as...
07-16-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Triangle Bikeworks

I wanted to give a shout out to Triangle Bikeworks/Spok'n Revolutions (https://www.spokenrevolutions.org/_about/). This non-profit advocacy group was founded 10 years ago with the intent to provide...
06-27-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,116
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Fixed. Luck was not a factor.

Fixed. Luck was not a factor.
06-27-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Can't go wrong with a KMC. Any of the 6-7-8...

Can't go wrong with a KMC. Any of the 6-7-8 speed chains will work.
06-26-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,281
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I commuted on 3 speeds for years. Not what I...

I commuted on 3 speeds for years. Not what I would call "useless"



Also dubious, mate.

To the OP: Go for it. Or not. No bad choice here.
06-21-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,888
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Your actions were made with some judgement and...

Your actions were made with some judgement and probably were low risk; however didn't meet the requirement to come to a complete stop. Unfortunately, at least in my observations, very few people...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Much more info is needed to ascertain how to...

Much more info is needed to ascertain how to advise. Tube or tubeless? Assuming tubes, where on the tube is the puncture occurring? Is it more of a puncture or a rupture? Are you patching the...
06-19-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,002
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If your practice gives you satisfaction, go for...

If your practice gives you satisfaction, go for it. Perhaps you're a bit anal but so are most others about this or the other. I generally follow the convention but admit to building wheels the...
Forum: Touring
06-19-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,226
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yep, agree wholeheartedly. Rema patches are...

Yep, agree wholeheartedly. Rema patches are permanent and completely reliable if applied as per directions. I've even patched over a patch. I have no idea why folks would want to use the...
Forum: Touring
06-18-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,226
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Three to four spare tubes, a pump, and a patch...

Three to four spare tubes, a pump, and a patch kit prepares you very well. Having ridden the GAP recently, I found the surface to be pretty good so I would predict that you are less likely to flat on...
06-14-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,194
Posted By Moe Zhoost

First, Sturmey lists the weight as 2170g, which...

First, Sturmey lists the weight as 2170g, which is a bit more than 4.5 pounds. Perhaps you are including the weight of the whole wheel in your estimate.

Second, I don't think you will save as...
06-13-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's for a Dunlop valve. Outer stem ...

It's for a Dunlop valve.

Outer stem
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Inner plug with tube installed...
06-12-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,344
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Not cool, mate. The OP has some physical issues...

Not cool, mate. The OP has some physical issues that he has been accommodating successfully. He has obviously given his chosen strategies a lot of thought in regards to his own safety as well as...
06-11-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,344
Posted By Moe Zhoost

There is no State Law in NC that sets speed...

There is no State Law in NC that sets speed limits on trails. These are set by the governing county or municipality. For instance, all of the greenways in Raleigh have a limit of 10 mph. Greenways...
06-10-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The 21 mm is the width of the rim. This number...

The 21 mm is the width of the rim. This number has little to do with the size of the inner tube. You'll want to choose a tube size appropriate to your tire size, i.e. in your case, 32 mm. The advice...
06-08-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I can't recall ever encountering someone doing...

I can't recall ever encountering someone doing this as intentional "baiting", If it does occur, I'm not sure that I understand the intent because the outcome would be negative for all parties. ...
06-02-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Tires likely need more air weekly and I've heard...

Tires likely need more air weekly and I've heard that one needs to connect a pump to accomplish this. So we now "want" to hang this ungainly (i.e. ugly) stem extension on our wheel to tell us...
06-01-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By Moe Zhoost

To repeat what Crankycrank said: Deflate the...

To repeat what Crankycrank said: Deflate the tube, Loosen up those stem nuts and push the valve stem up into the tire a bit, then inflate again. Don't tighten down the stem nuts until fully and...
05-31-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,319
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Which side is the driver's side? ...

Which side is the driver's side?

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05-28-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I can't say that I've had much problem. No luck...

I can't say that I've had much problem. No luck necessary, just a bit of care in handling.

To the OP: Consider trying the "reversed" setup. If, after a few rides to test the system, you can then...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,902
Posted By Moe Zhoost

"pedals sold separately" Clearly this is a ruse...

"pedals sold separately" Clearly this is a ruse to lure in the customer with the price of the bike only to really rake him or her with the cost of pedals.
05-11-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I can see this post.

I can see this post.
05-11-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,609
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I can't fathom what would compel someone...

I can't fathom what would compel someone (presumably in their right mind) to resort to this level of violence to "settle" some argument that was probably trivial to start with. Mr. Oliver was on the...
05-03-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I think you'd be better off just reducing the...

I think you'd be better off just reducing the tire pressure when riding on gravel.
04-27-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,795
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Theory ... IS ... reality? I'm confused. ...

Theory ... IS ... reality? I'm confused.

Sorry, mate, I've lost track of what your point really is. You seem to be darn passionate about it, though. Good for you. I'm sure you use this...
04-24-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,795
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Our world is full of laws and regulations that...

Our world is full of laws and regulations that attempt to control behaviour through some seemingly unrelated artifice. This is usually intentional to give the authorities leverage when they feel...
04-23-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,591
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I wore a Skid-Lid in the late 70s when I commuted...

I wore a Skid-Lid in the late 70s when I commuted back and forth to work; however I did not wear it for other types of riding. It was probably the mid-oughts when I started wearing one consistently.
04-22-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,795
Posted By Moe Zhoost

These kids were just having fun, though in their...

These kids were just having fun, though in their youthful exuberance, didn't realize the danger to themselves and others in their behaviour. I remember doing stuff like this as well, ignorant of...
04-16-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Moe Zhoost

In defense of the OP, the topic was safety...

In defense of the OP, the topic was safety related ... sort of. Welcome to Bike Forums, BOTR. I hope you stick around.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,285
Posted By Moe Zhoost

You think that chain is dirty? You must be one...

You think that chain is dirty? You must be one of those waxers. Thankfully I was able to break that habit a decade ago.
04-11-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,493
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've always routed the wire along the top tube;...

I've always routed the wire along the top tube; however that was specifically to follow the brake cable routing. I use 3mm coax cable and anchor it to the cable housing with small o-rings. ...
04-10-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I assume that by loose you mean that the spoke...

I assume that by loose you mean that the spoke has little tension in relation to the other spokes, right? How loose is it, e.g, can you wobble it a few cms side to side, or does it just sound an...
04-07-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Is it a ping or a click. To me, they are...

Is it a ping or a click. To me, they are different sounds. I would not rule out other causes, but if you really think it's the spokes, the first thing I would do is verify their tensions. A...
04-04-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,438
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Triflow's thin enough so it may work. Heat up...

Triflow's thin enough so it may work. Heat up the crank a bit with a hair dryer or heat gun to improve penetration. Have patience and resist the urge to use a cheater bar (unless it's only a foot...
04-03-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20,643
Views: 3,617,495
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I tried to think of a clever analogy for an...

I tried to think of a clever analogy for an e-conversion on a full carbon bike, but the concept is too inane.
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