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09-29-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 4,071
Posted By Gear_Admiral

Theft is a function of bike value and ease of...

Theft is a function of bike value and ease of defeating the lock and also bikes nearby.

I spray painted mine to look loke crud. Black all over, then reddish brown near joints to look like rust....
08-12-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By Ross200

Part(most?) of the problem could be related to...

Part(most?) of the problem could be related to the bottom bracket drop and the corresponding angle between the chain stay and the seat stay. Shimano makes some FD in spec for 63-66 degree angle and...
08-12-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By 70sSanO

To back this up a bit. I haven’t found a problem...

To back this up a bit. I haven’t found a problem swapping out double for a triple; the exception is chainstay clearance. But if you can get a decent chainline and inner chainring clearance there...
08-12-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By 79pmooney

Random thought - the old, narrow Cyclones (stay...

Random thought - the old, narrow Cyclones (stay away from the Mk1s; not stiff/sturdy enough) had shorter cages that would work well and I never had issues with them not having enough reach inboard. I...
08-12-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By Hondo6

Specs for both can be found in Shimano's...

Specs for both can be found in Shimano's 2014-2015 Specifications document. It can be downloaded from Shimano's archive in PDF format at this link:

https://productinfo.shimano.com/#/archive

The...
08-07-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Bug Shield

I didn't realize that the stainless Logo didn't...

I didn't realize that the stainless Logo didn't have that nub you circled in red. As you noted, it is a key part of the flexibility of the Logo.

Here's a picture of my double hook setup on my...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By Yan

Uglification doesn't work. Plenty of old ugly...

Uglification doesn't work. Plenty of old ugly bikes get stolen. An experienced thief knows the worth of bikes.

Store your bike at a secure location at work. Indoors preferably. I've even worked in...
07-11-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,146
Posted By Iride01

Sort of hard to equate comfort to 10 percent...

Sort of hard to equate comfort to 10 percent gains of some performance number. If I'm more comfortable and willing to pay for the change it won't matter if I don't get more performance out of it. ...
07-11-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,146
Posted By timdow

OP's original question: A: I visited...

OP's original question:


A: I visited "Sheldon brown's gear calculator" page, and based on the calculations there using "gain ratios," the difference between 170mm and 175mm arms equates to about...
Forum: Touring
07-11-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On a different thread recently someone noted that...

On a different thread recently someone noted that the "Classic" and "EVO" versions had different bottom rack mounts, the classic was more like plate where the EVO had a three dimensional shape. On...
07-11-22, 01:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,146
Posted By Leisesturm

In a lower gear! No one ever includes the last...

In a lower gear! No one ever includes the last part. They make it seem like shorter cranks make you stronger. They do not. Your power does not increase, so if you reduce your leverage by using...
Forum: Touring
07-10-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By rifraf

G’day Smasha, just a quick note to let you know...

G’day Smasha,
just a quick note to let you know the Tubus Stainless in my experience (Nova/ Cosmo) is more rust resistant than rust proof.
A slight oxidisation manifesting as discolouration for...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By grolby

Nope. Enjoy the shininess. Lock it well.

Nope. Enjoy the shininess. Lock it well.
Forum: Commuting
07-05-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By Rolla

Bike thieves are looking for the easiest bike to...

Bike thieves are looking for the easiest bike to steal. The brand, condition, size, etc. have almost no bearing on the likelihood of theft. If it's vulnerable, it's gone. If it's fortified, they'll...
Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By pdlamb

To the original question, I suspect the answer...

To the original question, I suspect the answer may boil down to "how rough is your commute?" The two-piece front rack may suffice for a smooth route. OTOH, if your commute involves (like mine)...
Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By saddlesores

not that you mention, i 'member i did have a set...

not that you mention, i 'member i did have a set of those.
same problem, with weight on 'em, felt a little 'loose' on rough roads.
used a steel hoop-style fender strut for rigidity.

...
Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have the two-panel type, (Axiom non-disc) and...

I have the two-panel type, (Axiom non-disc) and mounted as instructed by the manufacturer I find they are not as secure as I would like - they tend to want to rotate around the fork legs after many...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By Sardines

Well there are 2 types of bike thieves, ones that...

Well there are 2 types of bike thieves, ones that steal because they want to hawk the bike for parts or entirety, and then the ones who just want a bike to use. I've seen junk bikes with missing...
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,356
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The thieves in my area are mostly opportunists....

The thieves in my area are mostly opportunists. The nicest looking bike that is also the easiest one to steal is the one that goes missing. But, I am basing that on living near a major university...
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By M Rose

the Bontrager Carry Forward Front Rack attaches...

the Bontrager Carry Forward Front Rack attaches to the fork crown and the fork legs. One piece lowrider design. ...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By Steve B.

Some forks on touring bikes have mounting eyelets...

Some forks on touring bikes have mounting eyelets mid fork to mount low rider racks. The Roswheel racks I recently added mount this way as do Axiom racks. I like my Roswheel model, ...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When you say caliper brake boss, I am not sure if...

When you say caliper brake boss, I am not sure if you mean the fork crown or if you mean canti brake posts. Tubus made a rack called the Smarti that you could mount on canti brake posts instead of...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By Steve B.

Models with hoops or a shelf offer a bit more...

Models with hoops or a shelf offer a bit more rigidity to the mounting system. In a separate mounting, you are relying on 2 bolts to hold the rack steady. On rough trails or roads you might want...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I prefer the ones with a hoop over the top, it...

I prefer the ones with a hoop over the top, it just looks more structurally sound to me. I have a Tara on one of my bikes, a Tubus Ergo (discontinued model) on another bike.

There are two kinds of...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By saddlesores

two piece racks...........two flat panels with a...

two piece racks...........two flat panels with a hoop support..........pack better in luggage, but prolly won't have the option of an integrated cargo shelf. would need to buy a separate canti-boss...
Forum: Touring
05-28-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,356
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I try to put the most dense stuff in the bottom...

I try to put the most dense stuff in the bottom of the panniers, least dense stuff on top. Thus, my tools are in the bottom. Clothing, sleeping bag and other light stuff is on top.

I think the...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 12:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,356
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If I had a titanium rear rack, it would be on my...

If I had a titanium rear rack, it would be on my titanium bike. I have commented before on this forum that my titanium bike is not my most expensive bike, but it looks like my most expensive bike....
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,356
Posted By Thulsadoom

That's fine. It's been a great discussion.

That's fine. It's been a great discussion.
Forum: Commuting
01-05-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,224
Posted By Darth Lefty

Living on an island on the back side of the...

Living on an island on the back side of the planet does make it harder.

It's always surprising to me we sometimes get produce from NZ. Apples. How could that possibly make economic sense?
Forum: Touring
10-12-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 38,092
Posted By Lovegasoline

Below is an exceptional article that was posted...

Below is an exceptional article that was posted by Robert Ewing to the www.crazyguyonabike (CGOAB) site. I came upon it when trying to find info on Ortlieb fabric construction in order to perform a...
07-30-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,338
Posted By shelbyfv

Though it takes forever, they will eventually...

Though it takes forever, they will eventually degrade and it will become more fiddly to clip in. I use new cleats with new shoes or pedals but once or twice have replaced some that became annoying. ...
Forum: Touring
01-27-08, 09:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 38,092
Posted By vik

I read the Wikki link before posting as well as...

I read the Wikki link before posting as well as quite a few other sites from both perspectives. Unless you have determined where Ortlieb gets its PVC from how in the world can you tell me that the...
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