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10-22-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 844
Posted By Kovkov

When you braze it. With lugs.

When you braze it. With lugs.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By aglauser

I agree with Hypno Toad, your feature list seems...

I agree with Hypno Toad, your feature list seems pretty reasonable. I'm in SW Ontario for reference. I'm not sure I'd include thru-axles as a must have.

I've done singlespeed, and while it was...
10-14-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,492
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I bit and besides the very distracting nature of...

I bit and besides the very distracting nature of the image (I think he's riding a bike but could be a camel for that matter) understood all his points. Agreed with a few, don't care to ever mention a...
10-14-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 877
Posted By mpetry912

oh come on, that's superficial. Clean it off...

oh come on, that's superficial. Clean it off with a scotchbrite pad, some WD40 and soapy water, will be fine.

I was on a ride once, down in the King's Canyon area, back country trail, like a 3...
10-13-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 877
Posted By alcjphil

Ride it. If the rims don't wear down to a...

Ride it. If the rims don't wear down to a reasonable braking surface, then start looking for a new wheel
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,020
Posted By scaldin

Commuting rituals?

Anyone else have any little rituals you do to keep you in the present moment?
This past year I made a decision to appreciate my commute. After you've been doing it for awhile, you tend to gloss over...
10-10-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,479
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

Andy - I have rescinded that permission. OP...

Andy -

I have rescinded that permission. OP must buy a lifetime supply of one type of lube then use it until they are dead.

Check with me first, next time, please, to avoid this confusion.
10-09-19, 08:14 PM
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By Xanthippus

Sounds like you don't have it as bad as us in...

Sounds like you don't have it as bad as us in Toronto. Working as a bike courier here every piece of my bike is secured with either pinheads or custom machined bolts. Titanium Security Bolts, Ti...
10-01-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 908
Posted By WizardOfBoz

The Almighty will also surely punish Nabisco for...

The Almighty will also surely punish Nabisco for this:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/506x549/newton_f8644610b9a9352d873a30dee84b75ca87c33727.gif
10-01-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 908
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm not sure what's worse: a hub label that...

I'm not sure what's worse: a hub label that doesn't align with the valve hole at all, or one that almost does. ;)
10-01-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,393
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yes, yes. But what do you think of the...

Yes, yes.

But what do you think of the tension app?
09-28-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By Ronsonic

If you get the break under some magnification...

If you get the break under some magnification you'll see the darker, oxidized area where the crack first started. And, yes, I'll be you're right it was at the sharp corner of that rectangular hole.
09-28-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By le mans

My first wheel build was using secondhand parts...

My first wheel build was using secondhand parts including nipples, had to rummage through what i thought were in good enough condition, no idea how it held up because i built the wheel to sell the...
09-28-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Whether the brake caliper is acted on by...

Whether the brake caliper is acted on by shortening the inner cable or lengthening the casing doesn't matter. Andy
09-28-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By le mans

Re-using spokes is fine, but i'd re-new the...

Re-using spokes is fine, but i'd re-new the nipples.
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By FiftySix

I'm a big fan of reflective sidewall tires for...

I'm a big fan of reflective sidewall tires for night riding. Those two big reflective circles are hard to mistake for anything other than a bicycle.
09-25-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,393
Posted By well biked

re: the thread title...don't focus solely on...

re: the thread title...don't focus solely on evening spoke tensions, morning spoke tensions are equally important.

Sorry, couldn't resist.
09-23-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The amount of rust suggest this bike has seen a...

The amount of rust suggest this bike has seen a lot of what I call "exposure". This suggests that not enough maintenance is done to keep up with conditions. Andy
09-15-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By JoeTBM

Good catch, it does look like it is a left handed...

Good catch, it does look like it is a left handed thread unless that is just a burr left over from manufacturing, it should be a R/H thread.


Here is a Park Tool video clearing showing that at...
09-13-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,208
Posted By sumgy

Flats with pins if you are keen to see what the...

Flats with pins if you are keen to see what the inside of your shins look like.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 23,112
Posted By jadocs

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/157d291a_f1ae_4b04_9599_672fb4565ed7_e1e8fbc998031f85135b03f4ca7d69154f814b43.jpeg
This has nothing to do with the pro’s but since...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 23,112
Posted By MoAlpha

Pretty bike and who doesn’t love a nice root...

Pretty bike and who doesn’t love a nice root canal?

Federal employee and “mostly former” neurologist, here.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,570
Posted By alan s

Wrong

Wrong
09-07-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,310
Posted By badger1

fify I'm so old I actually remember Agnew...

fify

I'm so old I actually remember Agnew saying that.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,704
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right, that's why a well adjusted mirror along...

Right, that's why a well adjusted mirror along with proper monitoring is better. No driver ever sneaks up on me, I can easily tell where they are, how fast they are approaching, and if they have...
09-03-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Sy Reene

People who think 2 minutes watching a video is a...

People who think 2 minutes watching a video is a better idea than spending 2 minutes questioning the reason for watching the video?
08-28-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By JohnDThompson

tl;dr version: just use the ISO/ETRTO tire and...

tl;dr version: just use the ISO/ETRTO tire and rim designations instead of the various arcane numbers.

An ETRTO tire designation will look something like this: 35-622, where the first number is...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,744
Posted By AeroGut

Not on my commute, but had to take a pic of this...

Not on my commute, but had to take a pic of this sign I passed while traveling in New Zealand:...
08-23-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By cyccommute

Fix-it-sticks. ...

Fix-it-sticks. (https://store.fixitsticks.com/collections/featured-products/products/mountain-kit)It may not fit on a key ring but it is a very versatile tool kit that actually fits your hand like...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,744
Posted By madpogue

Look, this isn't even an argument!

Look, this isn't even an argument!
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,744
Posted By noglider

People in my kids' generation just don't...

People in my kids' generation just don't appreciate Monty Python. I don't know what's wrong with them.
08-22-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I think Dad likely has a good Karma account...

I think Dad likely has a good Karma account balance with his kid from wiping butt. Andy
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 23,112
Posted By ksryder

That's nothing, I'm wasting government time on...

That's nothing, I'm wasting government time on some silly internet bike forum!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 23,112
Posted By indyfabz

You left out lawyers. Still, you win Bikeforums...

You left out lawyers. Still, you win Bikeforums for today.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 23,112
Posted By MoAlpha

What, doctors and dentists aren't professionals?

What, doctors and dentists aren't professionals?
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,286
Posted By no motor?

I use my lights year round, I want to be seen all...

I use my lights year round, I want to be seen all year round.
08-14-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,046
Posted By Unca_Sam

No, no, we agree, with the key phrase being...

No, no, we agree, with the key phrase being regularly and properly maintained. A hub refurb costs $50 for two wheels and is recommended at least annually by most bike shops, because balls are cheap...
08-10-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,702
Posted By Kimmo

I'm pretty sure there's no way that bluing...

I'm pretty sure there's no way that bluing happened inside the hub, unless the wheels have somehow been spun up to like 50,000rpm.
08-10-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By andrewclaus

If that was in response to my post, look at this...

If that was in response to my post, look at this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/870693-why-did-orientation-square-taper-change-diagonal-parallel.html
08-03-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,101
Posted By Road Fan

Hi, Steve! This one went on sale April 1, so I...

Hi, Steve! This one went on sale April 1, so I think it’s really a hoax (1 Lirpa).
08-02-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By Road Fan

Wearout and breakage are two different things. I...

Wearout and breakage are two different things. I assume you are interested in availability, which is "can I use it?" Unavailability ("grrr I can't ride this bike!") can result from wear of (for...
08-01-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,106
Posted By Retro Grouch

The dish gauge is definitely a nice to have...

The dish gauge is definitely a nice to have rather than a need to have tool. Depending on your truing stand for perfect, or even adequate, dishing is something I don't do.
08-01-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,101
Posted By BobG

Here is the one that Google started selling in...

Here is the one that Google started selling in the Netherlands on April 1, 2016 ... :innocent:

https://youtu.be/LSZPNwZex9s
07-31-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,106
Posted By pdlamb

I can't agree with this TM-1 assessment. Using...

I can't agree with this TM-1 assessment. Using the TM-1 on wheels I build/rebuild has meant going from monthly truing checks to annual touch-ups for me over the last ten years. I broke a spoke last...
07-11-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,746
Posted By Kedosto

We both said pretty much the same thing but you...

We both said pretty much the same thing but you beat me to it. You’ve made an important point here...



The bicycle world is full of wheel builders who will tell you very convincingly that what...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,485
Posted By jackbombay

I made a box from 1/4" plywood to hold my...

I made a box from 1/4" plywood to hold my backpack on the rack so I can stay a little cooler while riding around NYC.

https://i.postimg.cc/0QNDKhnH/74484-A69-1352-4-ECA-AA5-A-1-A0-CD72-A851-B.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,569
Posted By adablduya

the rider in the video was not riding with...

the rider in the video was not riding with caution. sporadically parallel-parked cars, lots of room in the lane. why would this rider be riding anywhere near the door zones ? any collision would be...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,834
Posted By Archwhorides

I've been riding this one for three...

I've been riding this one for three yearshttps://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1585x1126/c_photo_edit_e05864931d7bcde94b6d85a34857ffac26a4a3df.jpg
Steve's current 8 speed commuter
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,088
Posted By MJBikes99

Actually I do not have any lock for my Dahon EEZZ...

Actually I do not have any lock for my Dahon EEZZ as it is so compact and portable so I can take it to anywhere.
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