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06-16-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Moe Zhoost

CA glue for tire repair? Odd, but I've never...

CA glue for tire repair? Odd, but I've never tried it even though I use it a lot for other wood working and other projects. Even though Hutchinson says that the glue and patch are specifically...
06-16-19, 06:57 AM
06-16-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I second this advice. Steel rims are not worth...

I second this advice. Steel rims are not worth reusing if you plan to rebuild the wheels. Steel rims are heavier and do not brake as well, especially in the wet. Also they rust.



Great...
06-16-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Ride what you have for a while to see if you have...

Ride what you have for a while to see if you have any issues. It's likely that chain drops will be infrequent if you are riding on relatively smooth surfaces and your RD puts sufficient tension on...
06-16-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I can't see that pulsing lights would be any...

I can't see that pulsing lights would be any safer than continuous lights in such an organized, slow-moving, well-illuminated group such as that shown.

"Synchronized" continuous lighting is easier...
06-16-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Intersections are designed for motor vehicles,...

Intersections are designed for motor vehicles, and although designs for safe crosswalks can be integrated, they don't reliably manage the hazards of turning vehicles. Left turning motorists are...
06-16-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm retired. Everyday is Friday.

I'm retired. Everyday is Friday.
06-16-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I must be missing something. First, you would...

I must be missing something. First, you would still have to remove the front wheel, right? Second, after you removed the front wheel, wouldn't the existing mount work?

Maybe you're thinking...
06-15-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 22,976
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Thanks for pointing this out. To me, the 2 SDSs...

Thanks for pointing this out. To me, the 2 SDSs linked above look essentially the same. Although most countries require preparation of SDSs per the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classification...
06-14-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I hit the road really hard a few years ago when...

I hit the road really hard a few years ago when my Sugino Mighty Tour crank broke. That crank should go to the metal recyclers. Don't risk injury.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 677
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I like tan-wall tires, but only put them on my...

I like tan-wall tires, but only put them on my bikes that will rarely see rain. They still get dirty, but some soap and scrubbing helps. Regardless, I still hate all of that wet rim muck. On my...
06-14-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Just clean it the way you normally do. The...

Just clean it the way you normally do. The sawdust won't mess anything up. It actually may make the drivetrain quieter.
06-14-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,735
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yep.

Yep.
06-14-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,406
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If you have a bike co-op in your area, I strongly...

If you have a bike co-op in your area, I strongly recommend paying them a visit. First, you will meet a bunch of knowledgeable people who would be happy to help with advice. Second, co-ops may...
06-14-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The whole thing is fishy. It sounds like the...

The whole thing is fishy. It sounds like the victim wrecked without much more than a bit of impeding by the scooter guy, which she says was intentional. Was this because of her impatience or...
06-13-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By Moe Zhoost

News reporting is not always reliable, mate. How...

News reporting is not always reliable, mate. How many media pundits have rushed their scoop before validating? Not saying that they wrong (actually, I did, didn't I) but there is this statement...
06-13-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,551
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I made no statement to validate. Nor do I have a...

I made no statement to validate. Nor do I have a strong opinion about the topic one way or another. Had I posted an opinion, though, I would have wanted to be able to back it up. I asked for...
06-13-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Alternative facts! The news video clearly...

Alternative facts!

The news video clearly shows him standing there talking to (or being confronted by bystanders), so he did hang around for a while.

Also, Bird did not file a motion to quash. ...
06-13-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,551
Posted By Moe Zhoost

What documentation can you provide to validate...

What documentation can you provide to validate these statements?
06-13-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Moe Zhoost

This ^^^^^^ I have a 1972 Raleigh Super...

This ^^^^^^

I have a 1972 Raleigh Super Course with a 26 tpi steerer tube. Thankfully the original headset is still in good shape. When I need to replace it, I'll be replacing the fork.
06-13-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By Moe Zhoost

One sided report of the event. Could be...

One sided report of the event. Could be accurate, but one wonders about reality. Ms. Pearce described in great detail about what the other party did, but didn't really explain what made her crash. ...
06-13-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By Moe Zhoost

A few years ago I switched from a molten wax dip...

A few years ago I switched from a molten wax dip to Chain-L. I liked the cleanness of the wax but it lasted like 3 days before the chain got noisy, especially if I had a wet ride. Chain-L lasts at...
06-13-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 22,976
Posted By Moe Zhoost

[/QUOTE] I wonder where Aaron (or Laural...

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I wonder where Aaron (or Laural Tomchick) got this information. First, Simple Green does not contain 2-butoxyethanol (2-BE) according to their SDS. Second, 2-BE, although it can be...
06-10-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,506
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I loved my 1970 white Schwinn Varsity before it...

I loved my 1970 white Schwinn Varsity before it got stolen. I think I paid about $80 for it. I absolutely loved my 1972 Peugeot U08 and kick myself for trading it. Paid less than $125, new.
06-09-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My guess is that success is not likely. That...

My guess is that success is not likely. That frame has no room for the motor. Also not likely that anyone on this forum has explored doing this.

Good luck, though. Let us know if you try it.
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06-08-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,590
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If it's jammed at the bottom of the steerer tube,...

If it's jammed at the bottom of the steerer tube, is there enough room to install another stem with a new wedge?
06-08-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The factory lube on a new chain should be good...

The factory lube on a new chain should be good for some time. Since you describe the chain jumping on the teeth, I suspect that it may be as simple as tweaking your shift indexing. Also, could be...
06-07-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I understand this completely. It makes sense to...

I understand this completely. It makes sense to go the economy route to explore what works for you. I'd suggest looking for a used rack of the particular models that you're interested in. I see a...
06-07-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,884
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Posted By Moe Zhoost

Fitness and acclimation are the primary factors. ...

Fitness and acclimation are the primary factors. To the extent that fitness drops with age, heat tolerance would be affected; however for an active senior this should not be significant. My take is...
06-07-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes.

Yes.
06-07-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm hoping that you have good luck with this. ...

I'm hoping that you have good luck with this. The picture doesn't lead to an optimistic view. Patience is the key.
06-07-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My guess as well. Sometimes you just can't see...

My guess as well. Sometimes you just can't see them from the inside. I think they retract then re-emerge when the tire is pressurized and ridden on. The key to success is accurately matching the...
06-07-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 22,976
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I switched to a safety razor. Quality...

I switched to a safety razor. Quality double-edged blades are about 10-15 cents. I usually get at least 3 per blade. Safety razors require a bit more skill and attention, but I find the result much...
06-06-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 22,976
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The OP provided me the identity of the chain lube...

The OP provided me the identity of the chain lube in question and I reviewed all of the hazardous components. These are all refined petroleum products. Primary hazards common to all of these are skin...
Forum: Southeast
06-06-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm going to do a wild guess and say that it...

I'm going to do a wild guess and say that it won't be that much more crowded, especially if you ride on a weekday. The trail is long enough and access points remote enough that you may not see many...
06-04-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 981
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Your opinions are welcome and worth considering...

Your opinions are welcome and worth considering if you can validate them. Let me know when you do. Thanks, mate.
06-04-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My copy of Jobst's book is well worn. I refer to...

My copy of Jobst's book is well worn. I refer to it on all of my wheel builds. I recommend it highly.
06-04-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Wow! Good luck.

Wow! Good luck.
06-04-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I put a set of Gravel King SKs (43-622)on my...

I put a set of Gravel King SKs (43-622)on my hybrid and like them quite a bit. I only have about 600 miles on them, though. I've used them 50/50 paved and gravel and found them comfortable and...
06-04-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 22,976
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I spent my 40 year career evaluating the hazard...

I spent my 40 year career evaluating the hazard potential of chemical hazards, both toxicological as well as physical. If you are indeed curious about what precipitated the concerns of your LBS, I'd...
06-04-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 981
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Don't overthink it. It's all about curiosity,...

Don't overthink it. It's all about curiosity, mate. The only pointless query is the one not explored.
06-03-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Nice. The downside for me is that when mounted...

Nice. The downside for me is that when mounted on a 130 BCD crank it may look a bit odd with the 110 arm studs just hanging there.
06-03-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Moe Zhoost

As long as you don't bottom out on the threads, a...

As long as you don't bottom out on the threads, a bit of spoke peeking out is not a big deal. Double wall rims should handle 1.3 mm without issue. Single wall - get a dremel tool and grind off the...
06-03-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Perhaps the head sheered off during a removal...

Perhaps the head sheered off during a removal attempt, though it looks like it was ground down (or rounded over by vise grips). Maybe it's time to get out the drill and EZ-Out. Use some penetrant and...
06-03-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 981
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Any additional information is never pointless. ...

Any additional information is never pointless. It may not be useful but you won't know that until you have it. Tension patterns on the spokes that have not broken through may be a clue to why it...
06-02-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have a Shimano 600 crankset (130 BCD) on a road...

I have a Shimano 600 crankset (130 BCD) on a road bike I set up as 1x11. I went with the Wolf Tooth Drop Stop ring and am well satisfied. I ride it on relatively smooth surfaces but occasionally do...
06-02-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,202
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I love vintage steel bikes and own many, in fact...

I love vintage steel bikes and own many, in fact my daily commuting bike is close to 50 years old. That said I recommend you buy the newer one if it fits you! It's an excellent price and you will...
06-02-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17,375
Views: 2,655,355
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Correction: The replacement fork is not bent! ...

Correction: The replacement fork is not bent! Serviced? By whom? No reputable mechanic would fail to point out the frame damage, which on an alum frame, is dangerous.
06-02-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Moe Zhoost

There should be no washer between the cone...

There should be no washer between the cone locknut and the dropout. The anti-rotation washers go between the axle nut and the dropout with the tab(s) in the slot. There will be a cone-fixing washer...
06-02-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 981
Posted By Moe Zhoost

When you interacted with your bike shop about...

When you interacted with your bike shop about this issue, did they bother to check the spoke tensions? If so, I'm curious about what they found.

Safe to ride? Depends on what safety means to...
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