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07-16-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,041
Posted By AndreyT

"Pulling out of the parking lot"? Apparently...

"Pulling out of the parking lot"? Apparently excessive speed was not a factor. The only way to explain a death in that case is if she was distracted and simply drove over them after the collision....
07-09-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,150
Posted By AndreyT

Nope. The limiting factor torque-wise is (and has...

Nope. The limiting factor torque-wise is (and has always been) the diameter of the actual threaded part of the bolt. There's no need to change the design of the head.

The only case when the head...
06-26-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,595
Posted By AndreyT

I notice that Strava Heat Map highlights some...

I notice that Strava Heat Map highlights some extra unpaved trails that parallel Hwy 15 and reach both Baker and Barstow. But they are highlighted in pedestrian mode only, and go completely dark in...
06-21-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By AndreyT

Very interesting example of "bizarre logic". It...

Very interesting example of "bizarre logic". It basically implies that a virtually random person can "ask" for your money. And if you don't ask back for at least the same amount, you are liable to...
06-21-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By AndreyT

It is actually a very telling example of how...

It is actually a very telling example of how indoctrinatory regimes, like GB or USA, whip their victims into forced compliance with the regime's behavioral requirements, especially when it comes to...
06-03-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,595
Posted By AndreyT

Cycling to Zzyzx this time of year: possible? From where?

I've been entertaining the idea of cycling Zzyzx one of these days. Anyone tried it? It appears (judging by Google maps) that the road to Zzyzx from I-15 is passable for a gravel-CX kind of bike. But...
05-18-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By AndreyT

Ah, thank you. Now everything is clear.

Ah, thank you. Now everything is clear.
05-18-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By AndreyT

Germany" "roads" vs "pavements"?

Today's article on Euronews: https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/17/germany-legalises-e-scooters-but-bans-them-from-the-pavement

"The text approved by the Bundesrat on Friday enables battery-powered...
05-10-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By AndreyT

The question make little sense for being not...

The question make little sense for being not sufficiently specific. Pearl Izumi has a stratified product line and makes gear in all price ranges. Their upper-end stuff is above excellent and probably...
05-07-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,287
Posted By AndreyT

Your light is operating in PWM mode, which means...

Your light is operating in PWM mode, which means that it blinks rapidly, creating radio interference.

Many lights on the market use PWM only in reduced brightness modes (this is how you reduce...
04-09-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By AndreyT

I have been using a pair of Cateye Rapid 3 on my...

I have been using a pair of Cateye Rapid 3 on my seatstays for quite a while before switching to a USB-rechargeable Knog. The Cateye worked very well - nothing to complain about.
...
04-08-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,029
Posted By AndreyT

Saddle bag: 1. Spare tube. Mine is 700x32,...

Saddle bag:

1. Spare tube. Mine is 700x32, so it takes some space
2. Tire repair kit (small plastic box with patches, glue and sandpaper)
3. Tire levers (two)
4. Two 25g CO2 cartridges (again,...
04-05-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 700
Posted By AndreyT

This ^^^^ is actually the crucial detail that...

This ^^^^ is actually the crucial detail that must be clarified first. Until then this entire discussion is a pointless waste of time.

To the OP: When you tightened the seat collar, what happened...
04-05-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By AndreyT

Removing the hoods has never been a problem. Just...

Removing the hoods has never been a problem. Just pick up the rear edge of the hood and wrap it over itself towards the front. It will remove without too much stretch or effort. Installation is the...
04-04-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,154
Posted By AndreyT

Not the Bowley.

Not the Bowley.
03-27-19, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By AndreyT

It order to turn it into a meaningful question,...

It order to turn it into a meaningful question, it would be quite useful if you actually explained what kind of "play" you are taking about. Does the pedal wobble? Of does the pedal slide along the...
02-28-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By AndreyT

Um... The classic and the most widespread...

Um... The classic and the most widespread chainsuck does not occur on one specific ring. It occurs between the rings when shifting from the large one to the small one. The chain gets stuck askew,...
02-25-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,184
Posted By AndreyT

False. Only so called "single-use" plastic bags...

False. Only so called "single-use" plastic bags are outlawed, which immediately implies free bags. Once the store starts charging the customer a few cents per bag, they are legally allowed to call...
02-19-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,156
Posted By AndreyT

Firstly, what was the evidence and in what way...

Firstly, what was the evidence and in what way was it better?

Secondly, in many cases the decision to grease (as an anti-seize measure) depends on what metals are involved in contact. So, it is...
02-18-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By AndreyT

In your original description (and here as well)...

In your original description (and here as well) you state that "shifter wasn't pulling the cable". This is, of course, a completely different problem, which has nothing to do with double-crossed...
02-17-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By AndreyT

When pedals with hex sockets in their butts get...

When pedals with hex sockets in their butts get stuck, with too much force it is possible to crack the sides of the hex socket. Once this happens, the pedal becomes absolutely unremovable. You will...
02-16-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By AndreyT

As you can easily see, all these devices have...

As you can easily see, all these devices have straps/stirrups on their pedals. Once the feet are attached to the pedals, it is possible to spin the pedals even when sitting in an office chair on...
02-15-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By AndreyT

Um... I don't understand how this...

Um... I don't understand how this beaten-to-death, FAQed and overFAQed at every web site, kindergarten-level error with obvious and instantly recognizable symptoms puzzled your bike shop mechanic for...
02-13-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,568
Posted By AndreyT

The actual manufacturer's intent probably had...

The actual manufacturer's intent probably had nothing to do with "faking". Whoever manufactured these shifters simply "borrowed" Shimano's design and decided to mass-produce and sell these shifters...
02-12-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,681
Posted By AndreyT

No, no, no! That is generally not true....

No, no, no!

That is generally not true. Novatec freehubs are removed from the non-drive side by turning the hex wrench in counter-clockwise direction, which is the same direction in which the...
01-21-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,080
Posted By AndreyT

This does not make any sense. The era when...

This does not make any sense.

The era when wireless devices communicated by an analog signal is long long long gone. Today even the simplest wireless devices use digital communication and...
11-12-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,658
Posted By AndreyT

"Washed off" and "gone" from where exactly? Are...

"Washed off" and "gone" from where exactly? Are you talking about the exterior of your chain? Or did you determine that it was gone from the interior as well?
11-04-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,172
Posted By AndreyT

Keys go into your seat bag (it typically has a...

Keys go into your seat bag (it typically has a carabiner specifically for that purpose). Wallet and phone go into the jersey pockets. That's it.
10-17-18, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By AndreyT

Yes, in my experience they use some heavy...

Yes, in my experience they use some heavy threadlocker on that thing. Since the collar is rather thin and soft, trying to remove it usually chews up and deforms the hexagonal hole. Better just leave...
10-12-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By AndreyT

In California cars are actually required to enter...

In California cars are actually required to enter right-hand side bike lanes (when present) before making the right turn. The rule is intended to prevent the "right hook" collisions with cyclists.
10-12-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By AndreyT

"I don't care about anyone. I drive the way I...

"I don't care about anyone. I drive the way I please."
07-09-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By AndreyT

Well, the real question here is: if the problem...

Well, the real question here is: if the problem was caused simply by the pedal not being tightened enough (i.e. the very first thing anyone would check for), then how come it persisted so long to...
07-05-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 709
Posted By AndreyT

It is kinda hard to parse the above sentence to...

It is kinda hard to parse the above sentence to figure out what you are trying to say there. However, numb hands are typically a consequence of incorrect hand position when riding on the tops. Gel...
06-29-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 997
Posted By AndreyT

The only effect this will have is that once...

The only effect this will have is that once someone steals your bike they might also put another sticker under you NRA one. Their sticker will say "Just remember to file down your iron sights :)"
06-28-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,538
Posted By AndreyT

That's just a barrage of nonsense. Please, stop...

That's just a barrage of nonsense. Please, stop calling it math. Your 36 and 24 is 1.5 : 1. This also "does not divide evenly". How is "1.5 : 1" better that the above???

As long as two numbers are...
06-14-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By AndreyT

There's no such thing as "safe" tire pressure...

There's no such thing as "safe" tire pressure that will save you from a wipeout on a gravel road. There are too may uncontrollable and unpredictable variables involved. Bicycles will wipeout on...
06-14-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,886
Posted By AndreyT

The OP asked for a "duffle" bag. "Duffle" to...

The OP asked for a "duffle" bag. "Duffle" to "duffel" is exactly what "Panaphonic" and "Abibas" is to "Panasonic" and "Adidas". This is definitely not in "something nice" category.
06-06-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,084
Posted By AndreyT

It is quite crowded up there, or so I was told :)...

It is quite crowded up there, or so I was told :)

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06-05-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,084
Posted By AndreyT

A trick question, huh? :) Never. We don't...

A trick question, huh? :)

Never. We don't use "miles" in bicycling nomenclature at all. "Miles" is something from the vocabulary of slack jawed yokels from southern USA. And they have not yet...
05-03-18, 10:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,424
Posted By AndreyT

WD40 is a brand, not a product. If you want to...

WD40 is a brand, not a product. If you want to ask a meaningful question, you have to explain what specific product you are talking about. WD40 does make a dedicated chain lube though. It is as good...
05-03-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By AndreyT

Has been sold in that role for a while ...

Has been sold in that role for a while

https://www.amazon.com/Silicone-Fusing-Bicycle-Handlebar-Bonding/dp/B0742K729M
04-24-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,358
Posted By AndreyT

LOL! Ingenious. "Waisting", eh? ...

LOL!



Ingenious. "Waisting", eh?



Say what?
04-16-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,871
Posted By AndreyT

Normally, no. No issues when shipping to...

Normally, no. No issues when shipping to California, in my case.

However, they typically will not cross-ship when you buy a piece of gear that does not fit and you want to exchange it for...
01-16-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 10,749
Posted By AndreyT

Because of the recent controversy caused by that...

Because of the recent controversy caused by that [obviously manufactured] wave of reports about injuries supposedly caused by disc brakes.

About two years ago, as you probably know, the road...
01-04-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,489
Posted By AndreyT

I know what a pre-glued patch is. But what's a...

I know what a pre-glued patch is. But what's a no-glued patch?
01-02-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,081
Posted By AndreyT

The original Plasti-Dip does not come in spray...

The original Plasti-Dip does not come in spray cans. It comes as a gooey liquid in regular tin cans. You are supposed to dip things into it, as the name suggests. Like pliers's handles: dip-and-dry...
11-10-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By AndreyT

DC Rainmaker is a rather well-known name, which...

DC Rainmaker is a rather well-known name, which by itself precludes any possibility of his being "totally unbiased".

In any case his reviews are just that - reviews, sort of like extended...
11-09-17, 12:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,686
Posted By AndreyT

It would've been nice if they implemented a "time...

It would've been nice if they implemented a "time of day" slider/filter. And "day of the week" maybe too.
11-08-17, 10:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,546
Posted By AndreyT

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_and_motorcyc...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_and_motorcycle_geometry

BTW, I'm actually with you on this. The term "rake" has definitive "angular" roots. It should be used for angles. And it is used much...
11-08-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,546
Posted By AndreyT

Not really. Bicycle "rake" is a measure of...

Not really. Bicycle "rake" is a measure of distance, and horizontal distance at that. Adjectives like "steeper" are reserved for use with angles, not with distances. Adjectives like "shallower", even...
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