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05-26-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By number1bike

Thanks for the detailed information.

Thanks for the detailed information.
05-26-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By number1bike

What causes a tire wave

While doing weekly maintenance I noticed an odd distortion on the tire. Kind of a wave. I cannot feel it, probably because it does not rise causing a bump, just a wave.

I'm going to order a new...
04-28-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,912
Posted By number1bike

And another semi-home made rack

The racks that attach to just the seat post I never have luck with, they tend to 'swing' on the post no matter how tight. This is a modification I did to put an end to that, plus puts less stress on...
04-28-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,912
Posted By number1bike

This is my 'wood' version on my Schwinn.I used...

This is my 'wood' version on my Schwinn.I used leftover wood from another project and used 3 coats of Deft Exterior Polyurethane to protect it.Been on the bike for 600 mi so far with no signs of...
08-11-18, 07:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,612
Posted By number1bike

I also think Niagara Cycle is gone. In the summer...

I also think Niagara Cycle is gone. In the summer I make a parts list order intended for Niagara to handle my winter maintenance projects. I noticed starting three weeks ago that more and more items...
05-05-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,404
Posted By number1bike

Lists of musts that I added to my Cruiser. ...

Lists of musts that I added to my Cruiser.

rear rack
rear light
front light
tool bag / spare tube / multi-tool to remove wheels
bell
water bottle holder
lock
front brake
Forum: Commuting
01-17-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,715
Posted By number1bike

The bike for commuting in the Chicago winter is a...

The bike for commuting in the Chicago winter is a garage-sale Huffy cruiser that I got last year. It seems a little more reliable then using my 'nicer' spring/summer/fall bike in the winter. This...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-18, 05:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,715
Posted By number1bike

You know it's not going to be a good commute when ...

Riding to work like usual and snap, the crank snaps. I can see rust on the inside so it must have had hair-line cracks for awhile.
08-20-17, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17,395
Views: 2,659,643
Posted By number1bike

That handlebar setup is called the 'deer hunter...

That handlebar setup is called the 'deer hunter special'. Let's you sneak up as one of the other bucks.
Forum: Commuting
07-30-17, 07:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,167
Posted By number1bike

Minimum of three bikes for year round commuting. ...

Minimum of three bikes for year round commuting.

The first is my 'best', a Schwinn Mesa GSX. It's my go-to commuter and weekend ride during spring/summer/fall.

Second is a Huffy single speed...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,185
Posted By number1bike

Simplicity and reliability has its value

I have used my Cateye for 12 years and 56,000 miles, in winter and summer. An iPhone would be better for the wealth of data but simplicity and reliability has its value.
Forum: Commuting
01-22-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,127
Posted By number1bike

I use my bike(s) for enjoyment and commuting year...

I use my bike(s) for enjoyment and commuting year round. I find that four or more is optimum. Two bikes are for winter riding where one bike is the primary and the second is used as a backup for me...
10-16-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 273,840
Posted By number1bike

Ready for another winter of salt,snow and ice.

Ready for another winter of salt,snow and ice.
08-07-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By number1bike

Unusual tube failure ?

While doing weekly bike check, found this interesting tube failure. Can't say I seen this before.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-16, 04:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,999
Posted By number1bike

Less need to strap on contents

For me, a milk crate seems to work best for commuting. The two advantages I like are, no need to strap on my backpack due to high walls of the crate. The other advantage is they seem to handle...
01-28-16, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By number1bike

For liner pull brakes, I prefer those with an...

For liner pull brakes, I prefer those with an allen-head tension adjustment screw over a phillips-head. In my experience eventually the phillips-head will wear out sooner then allen-head. I ride all...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,482
Posted By number1bike

Car battery Peavey 200w amplifier 19" TV set ...

Car battery
Peavey 200w amplifier
19" TV set
Another bike
New front/rear 26" wheels
Pioneer SX-780 receiver
Weed-Wacker
Tektronix 465 Oscilloscope

(I have a very strong rack in back)
Forum: Commuting
10-25-15, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,778
Posted By number1bike

Ready for another 50,000 miles

This 'Quest' is my everyday commuter, it just turned over 50,000 miles this week. Took 9 1/2 years. Other then the frame it has only one original part.

484428

484426

This 'Free Sprit' is my...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-08, 06:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,267
Posted By number1bike

I ride about 6,000 mi / year, mostly commuting on...

I ride about 6,000 mi / year, mostly commuting on city streets. I keep detailed logs on all repairs I do including flats. I average / year, one in the front and four in the rear. Spending two hours...
08-23-06, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By number1bike

I agree that it seems to be a ‘freewheel’. All my...

I agree that it seems to be a ‘freewheel’. All my other bikes are cassette and trivial to get off. This is the first ‘freewheel’ that I encountered. Lucky me.

When I say the ‘bearing let go’, I...
08-23-06, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By number1bike

What tool do I need to get to remove gear?

The picture is a little blurry, but here goes. On the ‘drive side’ of my wheel, the bearing let go. Therefore, I think I need to remove the ‘gears’ to get to the bearing, to replace, since there does...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-05, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By number1bike

For cheap bikes (throw away winter bikes) there...

For cheap bikes (throw away winter bikes) there is also a place on the south side of St. Charles Rd, a little east of I296. It's a backyard kind of deal. He usally has a 100 or so bikes outside....
Forum: Commuting
07-22-05, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 723
Posted By number1bike

Keep in mind that the problem list is about 10...

Keep in mind that the problem list is about 10 years of commuting, 12 months a year in Chicago weather, with 3 bikes in succession. I do think that some could have been prevented with meticulous...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-05, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 723
Posted By number1bike

What fixes have you done on the bike to get home?

Many people out their who are commuting must have had their bike break down. It always seems to ½ way between home and work. Are their any interesting fixes people have done to get the bike home?...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-05, 07:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,363
Posted By number1bike

The computer average shows – To work 13.5...

The computer average shows –

To work 13.5 mph
Back home 14.0 mph

It varies from day to day by +/- 1 depending on all sorts of reasons.

Usually when I look down at the computer display, it...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-05, 10:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,973
Posted By number1bike

Last July we moved from a single tenant building...

Last July we moved from a single tenant building to a multi-tenant building. I was spoiled by the old building since I could put the bike in the foyer and let the bike warm-up, i.e. melt the snow...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-05, 09:31 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By number1bike

I keep 2 working bikes at all times, and a number...

I keep 2 working bikes at all times, and a number of projects.

My main bike is for the commute to work and is an x-mart, garage sale bike. This is the bike I am using as an experiment to compare...
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