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06-20-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By fietsbob

Read; Atomic 22 company UK, unreliable .....

Read; Atomic 22 company UK, unreliable .. through Toronto seller any better.. ?

maybe call on phone , talk to them rather than pay via cart scheme, online,

with no 'old school' interaction...
Forum: Foo
06-18-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9,868
Views: 1,984,141
Posted By fietsbob

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06-18-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,239
Posted By fietsbob

Or bring a lawyer & the sheriff..

Or bring a lawyer & the sheriff..
06-18-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By fietsbob

If you build with a higher strength steel , ...

If you build with a higher strength steel , you can use less to do the job (thinner tube wall) but that costs more

And requires a more careful building, slowing production volume.. per...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,830
Posted By fietsbob

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,830
Posted By fietsbob

UFB may be only one..

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06-17-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,769
Posted By fietsbob

They're going into E bikes .. now..

They're going into E bikes .. now..
06-17-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By fietsbob

MKS 'Dutch' 3000R (reflector) rubber block...

MKS 'Dutch' 3000R (reflector) rubber block pedals are fully servivable , and so you can pull them apart
add more grease re adjust the bearings and they should be good enough
to be inherited by...
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9,868
Views: 1,984,141
Posted By fietsbob

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06-17-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 575
Posted By fietsbob

Cyclocross racing single ring, uses regular chain...

Cyclocross racing single ring, uses regular chain rings too , simply has other chain retention devices
such as added outer ring guards .. polished, anodized or carbon fiber..


narrow-wide is...
06-16-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 575
Posted By fietsbob

I have several 1 by IGH bikes they're fine with...

I have several 1 by IGH bikes they're fine with simple flat old style chainrings ..


you may feel you need it, then I'm not going to talk you out of it ..
06-16-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,051
Posted By fietsbob

Mechanic's perspective; speeds is spacing (7...

Mechanic's perspective; speeds is spacing
(7 thinner to fit in place of 6, 8 added wider to the stack of 7)

after 8, the spacing got tighter .. and chains thinner..

so the clicks on the lever...
06-16-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By fietsbob

Its a 'spoke protector' unless you feel superior,...

Its a 'spoke protector' unless you feel superior, to your mates , then its a 'dork disk'..
06-16-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By fietsbob

thousands of miles of wire goes into making...

thousands of miles of wire goes into making spokes some flaws are inevitable ...

ever thought you would like a dynamo hub front wheel, for lights in the dark seasons ?

this might be the...
06-16-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By fietsbob

No narrower than the outside width of the rim , ...

No narrower than the outside width of the rim , at that point side wall is D profiled ..
06-16-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By fietsbob

Try a Bicycle shop for Personalized Service,...

Try a Bicycle shop for Personalized Service, mechanical skills and knowledge..

you need tools to remove what you have, and different to put on the r eplacement....


ready ro spend over $200 on...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 982
Posted By fietsbob

front top of the wheel pannier rack , stretch net...

front top of the wheel pannier rack , stretch net to D rings on the bags , I'm good to go..

take & bake is on my way home ..
06-15-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By fietsbob

I bought 2 pumps 30+ years ago, a Medai for...

I bought 2 pumps 30+ years ago, a Medai for schrader , & a Silca Track Pump for Presta..

both use Leather cups, which get boot grease occasionally , to keep the leather soft..


[ I have a...
06-14-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By fietsbob

a good idea..

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06-14-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By fietsbob

Ask @ the TRP brakes website?...

Ask @ the TRP brakes website? https://trpcycling.com/contact/

generally the expansion tank has a sealing bladder .. unlike the one on the car firewall ...
Forum: Foo
06-13-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9,868
Views: 1,984,141
Posted By fietsbob

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Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By fietsbob

Buy stainless, once..

Buy stainless, once..
Forum: Foo
06-13-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9,868
Views: 1,984,141
Posted By fietsbob

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Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,019
Posted By fietsbob

[tl,dr] where do you plan to go? know what the...

[tl,dr] where do you plan to go? know what the place is like ?

I added a 10 foot long pretty light cable so I could lock up my bike to trees and picnic benches
in rural areas.
there was no...
06-12-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By fietsbob

I would have the Insurance guy, meet you at a...

I would have the Insurance guy, meet you at a bike shop,

the shop would give real world repair and replacement costs,

where quoting online forum hearsay would not be influential ..


...
06-12-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By fietsbob

622 = 622 , its the width and application that...

622 = 622 , its the width and application that differs '29er' is a wide 700C, '29er +' is an even wider tire..

your Frame clearance, width/height, is the limiting factor ..
06-12-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By fietsbob

Enough to cover the spoke head holes in the rim, ...

Enough to cover the spoke head holes in the rim, without interfering with the tire installation.
06-11-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By fietsbob

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06-10-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,394
Posted By fietsbob

I'm still using the # 1037 Campagnolo pedals...

I'm still using the # 1037 Campagnolo pedals I bought in the 70's.. for my long bicycle tours ..
06-09-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,196
Posted By fietsbob

Harbor Freight is all about getting you cheap...

Harbor Freight is all about getting you cheap stuff, spend more money for better tools and be less disappointed..
06-09-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By fietsbob

Cool Option: get a bike that fits then add the...

Option: get a bike that fits then add the motorization to it..


Looks like the Electric Brompton was well thought out..

they're quite adjustable for fitting various sized owners.. though...
06-08-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By fietsbob

bikes with the capacity to fit fat tires is the...

bikes with the capacity to fit fat tires is the first impact absorption step..
Forum: Foo
06-07-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9,868
Views: 1,984,141
Posted By fietsbob

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Forum: Foo
06-07-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,780
Posted By fietsbob

In the Boy Scouts , for me that was the 50's, we...

In the Boy Scouts , for me that was the 50's, we learned how to make campfires

by 1st carefully preparing the ground around where the fire circle was to be sited,

and also being Prepared ...
06-07-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By fietsbob

maybe one of those reciprocating 2 blade...

maybe one of those reciprocating 2 blade motorized carving knives?

... that only get used for the big holiday birds.. charity shop search should find some
06-07-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By fietsbob

catching up.... I'm seeing the typical...

catching up.... I'm seeing the typical issue..

A trade off of fat knobby tire, + short chainstay bikes, grind off offending knob rubber ...

or just put a tire on without that...
06-06-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,645
Posted By fietsbob

Brompton M3L15t; 54t mountain drive crank, double...

Brompton M3L15t; 54t mountain drive crank, double reduction gears , internal , it's about a 17" gear..
...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,470
Posted By fietsbob

what ever you find aesthetic, can be . Attached...

what ever you find aesthetic, can be . Attached with Zip ties , which are free, at bike shops.

because new bikes are packed for shipping using a lot of them..


I got a Paul comp flatbed front...
06-05-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,418
Posted By fietsbob

California has become very dangerous state, if...

California has become very dangerous state, if you read the warning labels on everything..

I hear Water with an extra Neutron is 'the bomb' ...
06-05-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,075
Posted By fietsbob

typically you use the middle of the triple a...

typically you use the middle of the triple a lot.. big ring offers a few gears higher , smallest a few gears lower

the outer ones overlap in gear ratio ranges with the middle ..
06-05-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,685
Posted By fietsbob

I found the feel of the few carbon rim wheels on...

I found the feel of the few carbon rim wheels on the TransAm race-tour bikes, in the shop last week,

does feel different to the touch , ... the braking surface textured, a bit,

than the...
06-04-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By fietsbob

To bring it with you, placed under your water...

To bring it with you, placed under your water bottle cage I assume..
06-02-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By fietsbob

Vintage / used, You can expect has worn parts...

Vintage / used, You can expect has worn parts to replace, so you need to learn those additional costs ..

New , of course , you will not have that issue..
06-02-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,114
Posted By fietsbob

I used to own an AlAn Bicycle, back before the...

I used to own an AlAn Bicycle, back before the internet & phone cameras ..

so here is one off the internet files ..


...
06-01-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By fietsbob

This ^^^ unless you seek out titanium ..

This ^^^ unless you seek out titanium ..
05-31-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By fietsbob

5 x 0.8 tpmm is the typical fitting .. a tap...

5 x 0.8 tpmm is the typical fitting .. a tap that size can clean out the paint..
05-30-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,346
Posted By fietsbob

2. 35 mile days?

A baggy outer and a supportive inner is often combined in a shorts made for cycling ..

Or you can get the 2 separately if you choose.. and wear one over the other..
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9,868
Views: 1,984,141
Posted By fietsbob

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Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,497
Posted By fietsbob

Ballooning Real Estate prices, in Oakland, should...

Ballooning Real Estate prices, in Oakland, should have more tax money in the city & county funds
for street repairs..

meanwhile in Portland ...
05-26-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By fietsbob

Option , ( Post mount /ISO style) reset caliper ...

Option , ( Post mount /ISO style) reset caliper ..loosen bolts hold brake on , while you re tighten those bolts ..

only takes a moment to do..
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