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03-30-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,023
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks Found :...

Thanks
Found : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_chain and they had a good chart. Perzactly the right thing.
Strangely, Sheldon had nothing but the Park Tool and wiki had it. plus info on chain...
03-17-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By bikebikebike

"Whenever you see multiple approaches to a...

"Whenever you see multiple approaches to a problem , it means nothing is working."
Surgical maxim
03-07-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By bikebikebike

Other than in "peloton mode" it is hard to get...

Other than in "peloton mode" it is hard to get feedback on how bright to be.
Just no way to give feedback. That said, I think a lot of folks are afraid of lights being too dim.
I was amazed at how...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By bikebikebike

Need to look at roll ability. My Montague...

Need to look at roll ability.
My Montague Paratrooper is really more luggable/stashable and rolling it is not graceful , as the wheels are not parallel.
I have a Dahon Matrix as well with same...
01-12-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,908
Posted By bikebikebike

ebikers (with any sense) consider lithium...

ebikers (with any sense) consider lithium batteries firebombs that can store electricity.
What could possibly go wrong?
Uh, Sony? Uh ,Samsung?
Get name brand bats from someplace that can vet for...
01-11-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By bikebikebike

Please don't remind me I could have had a Brooks...

Please don't remind me I could have had a Brooks and those pedals for what I paid for my bike computer.

Two Brooks

and the Schwinn thrown in.
12-17-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By bikebikebike

It seems contentedness correlates strongly with...

It seems contentedness correlates strongly with having one bike and configuration.
As I have added stuff , Powermeter, Varia and used for indoor sensors with classic trainer
things began to require...
11-03-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,882
Posted By bikebikebike

The very early models go for $60 used on Ebay and...

The very early models go for $60 used on Ebay and are ANT+ only.
Mid models can be found new for same price as used.
Newer models have BT, so will work with phones, as only a few Android phones...
10-20-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,428
Posted By bikebikebike

Factory mount failures are common causes of...

Factory mount failures are common causes of complaints
Many are insecure and overloaded with devices that do not weigh more than your phone
The question I would have you ask is are you comfortable...
10-03-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By bikebikebike

USB charge gauges are pretty cheap and useful. ...

USB charge gauges are pretty cheap and useful.
They go inline and can assess cords , chargers and devices
$5-$10 from amazon , ebay and alibab. May be under Power meter tester, charge tester ,or...
09-16-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,480
Posted By bikebikebike

Motorcycle for many years. Trucks are dangerous...

Motorcycle for many years. Trucks are dangerous for a big zone all around, kicking up debris , sideswiping , shedding tread.
Agree with 5cent, get far away, plan an escape, pay attention.
The lucky...
09-12-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,574
Posted By bikebikebike

Um Calibrate The man who has one watch knows...

Um
Calibrate
The man who has one watch knows what time it is
The man who has two watches is never sure
08-24-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,902
Posted By bikebikebike

The Beta-blockers ( metoprolol, carvediol and...

The Beta-blockers ( metoprolol, carvediol and others) that are the standard of care post MI make max HR almost impossible to use as a metric for training.
The consumer level HRM are not FDA...
08-24-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,629
Posted By bikebikebike

from the Garmin site (...

from the Garmin site ( https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=2yEgS0Pax53UDqUH7q4WC6) :
The following devices can display this information as a data field only and require the use of a Garmin...
08-24-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By bikebikebike

So it is not a welded in battery? Great! the...

So it is not a welded in battery? Great! the MINEWT is common, and NR is uneven in support.
The 18650 is a common bat but good connection and economy usually has them welded into place.
The...
08-18-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,108
Posted By bikebikebike

My LBS does a lot of mail order business with its...

My LBS does a lot of mail order business with its suppliers
Other than the prime 2 day BS, and the delay, they will order things not in stock and make a little on the pass through
That is a good...
08-05-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,456
Posted By bikebikebike

1)This AIN'T nutrtional, lytes or hydration,...

1)This AIN'T nutrtional, lytes or hydration, though that can make it worse.
2) We recover slower at age and heat is as much an exertional stress as exercise
3) Get. a stress echo and note your max...
08-05-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,710
Posted By bikebikebike

What you are referring to is a peak flow meter. ...

What you are referring to is a peak flow meter.
Great tool with limitations.

Make sure you have a good professional diagnosis.
My buddy's "asthma" on rides, proved to be advanced 4 vessel...
08-05-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,024
Posted By bikebikebike

I wake up i the morning and let what isn't...

I wake up i the morning
and let what isn't hurting
steer the choice of the day's bike to ride.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,274
Posted By bikebikebike

I am big into foldies and none of them roll for...

I am big into foldies and none of them roll for beans. Lugable, hard to lift due to their bulk and weight, for a feeble old guy like me.
Best thing I have done is emulating the Brompton GOrack ($$...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,169
Posted By bikebikebike

I am a big fan of the 3x9 Sturmey archer hub ...

I am a big fan of the 3x9 Sturmey archer hub
about $130 in parts to build up but a good ratio option.
Not a hard build, competitive with the messing around with the other options.
07-05-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 44,459
Posted By bikebikebike

This was murder, not a high grade, but murder. ...

This was murder, not a high grade, but murder.
Intoxication does not free one from responsibility. It is active negligence and an equivalent of intent.
The concept of killing in the context of...
05-30-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,046
Posted By bikebikebike

Great thread. Bone and mineral metabolism are...

Great thread. Bone and mineral metabolism are exceedingly complex and have lots of moving parts ( variables).
Until the procedure$ of the current blood tests and DEXA $canning were available there...
05-30-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,629
Posted By bikebikebike

Wow, you really got screwed.

Wow, you really got screwed.
05-27-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,629
Posted By bikebikebike

the riding itself is not a big deal. Falling...

the riding itself is not a big deal.
Falling off the bike , getting hit or tangled with a dismount are the greater risks
05-27-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By bikebikebike

Hidden from sight, partly disassembled, with a...

Hidden from sight, partly disassembled, with a light chain, two beers and a note saying you are on the river and need this to get home.
05-06-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,326
Posted By bikebikebike

WE ARE GONNA ALL NEED MASKS UNTIL THIS IS OVER. ...

WE ARE GONNA ALL NEED MASKS UNTIL THIS IS OVER. THIS IS FOR THEM not you!
https://www.wired.com/story/are-running-or-cycling-actually-risks-for-spreading-covid-19/
There IS data to...
04-30-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,192
Posted By bikebikebike

Rebuilder's Index : Number of parts Broken /...

Rebuilder's Index : Number of parts Broken / Number of parts needed to do Original task
04-30-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,326
Posted By bikebikebike

The mask really only helps prevent YOU from...

The mask really only helps prevent YOU from spreading, more protection for others than you , unless you are in a exposure zone, and then you need N95+ and PPE,
Not a lot of protection from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By bikebikebike

Wrists don't like to be part of the suspension....

Wrists don't like to be part of the suspension. Ulnar and carpal tunnels and hand pressure are addressable.
I spent the first half of my life fitting myself to bikes. Having bikes fit me was better...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By bikebikebike

Derailleurs get buggered up easily on MTB and...

Derailleurs get buggered up easily on MTB and 20"bikes, but did the chain get bent, too?
pics and specifics would be helpful, even if just in the "post game"followup
It would be good to have a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,917
Posted By bikebikebike

I have an older Curve that had a handlebar post...

I have an older Curve that had a handlebar post recall from CPSC.
Was this rotation the reason? I never got an answer.
I have not had rotation problems with the post, and have found the Dahons...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,791
Posted By bikebikebike

I have a Matrix with First Gen Lockjaw. It is...

I have a Matrix with First Gen Lockjaw.
It is solid and secure and no problems with wear, but real fiddly to get set up and maintain, until you get it figured out.
Hardly intuitive, requires you...
04-17-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,735
Posted By bikebikebike

Yeah , they lie lie dogs. So far only true...

Yeah , they lie lie dogs.
So far only true 30,000 times, and none of them was me.

All I ever got from contact and inhaled aerosols was a lot of colds, occasional flu and TB.
04-09-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,379
Posted By bikebikebike

To quote W.C Fields: " Is this a game of...

To quote W.C Fields:
" Is this a game of chance?"
"Not the way I play it, no."
04-09-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,418
Posted By bikebikebike

Gasolines have a lot pretty toxic components,...

Gasolines have a lot pretty toxic components, even white gas, and a stray spark can change your life.
All need ventilation and many are absorbable through the skin.
Toxicities are not always...
04-09-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By bikebikebike

Good reminder for me to take pictures as I take...

Good reminder for me to take pictures as I take things apart.
03-26-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By bikebikebike

Wanted to say thanks again to all and hope all...

Wanted to say thanks again to all and hope all are safe.
I ended up using a SHIMANO Acera SL-M310 Rapid Fire Shifter, Left (Black, 3-Speed) ...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,518
Posted By bikebikebike

Similar threats to motorbikes Defensive driving...

Similar threats to motorbikes
Defensive driving makes one aware of the unpredictability of others at all times
I ride Like I am James Bond
Everyone in the movie is trying to kill me
02-16-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By bikebikebike

Great thread I had a similar problem on a 20"...

Great thread
I had a similar problem on a 20" build on my first total build from scratch
with ~2mm too long after care measuring and use of multiple calculators to confirm.
I "enjoyed" working...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By bikebikebike

Nothing like being a treat for a chasing doggie. ...

Nothing like being a treat for a chasing doggie.
And remembering fencing moves for the defense from the Italians in "Breaking Away"

On reflection, I have never outrun either.
Mace can clipon,...
12-27-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 17,264
Posted By bikebikebike

There are more cars and even if the proportion of...

There are more cars and even if the proportion of jerks driving them is stable, there are more of them , and then add in the cocooning and distractions.

I am an urban rider and have to avoid a car...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-26-19, 02:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,100
Posted By bikebikebike

Weight, they get hefty to limit flex. Bromie's...

Weight, they get hefty to limit flex.
Bromie's damn thumb dance shifting
Downtube creakes, but hey , it was $230 new.
20" Dahonian bikes are bulky
Dahon curve is made for a 5'4" asian
Did I say...
11-02-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,271
Posted By bikebikebike

I never found those either, after hard search. ...

I never found those either, after hard search.
Its easier to just use regular hooks , D-rings or replace the trailer mount with a D-ring on a swivel


EDIT:
Got these
Plastic Adjuster with bar...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,872
Posted By bikebikebike

The OP's Brommie is older, looked pretty rough...

The OP's Brommie is older, looked pretty rough and not well loved, with a lot of use.
They are fairly bulletproof and it may clean up, but as a noobs starter bike , no.
Foldies are less...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,607
Posted By bikebikebike

Good find. I snagged one off CL Pump had bad...

Good find. I snagged one off CL
Pump had bad hose and wheels needed tubes, but o/w OK. (ew,Slime)
Check the SN# with Dahon for the stem recall.
I am not sure how they fail but they have been good...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,744
Posted By bikebikebike

Now gentlemen, Rio, Berliner has issues with...

Now gentlemen,
Rio, Berliner has issues with longer screws and his prose is , as you note, as corrosive as whatever you have been parking next to.
Ah, the salt sea air.
I need to send him a beer...
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