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01-12-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,156
Posted By Doug5150

Ummm... Most high-accuracy digital torque...

Ummm...

Most high-accuracy digital torque wrenches are non-ratcheting.

Grainger lists a lot of stuff but has kind of a high markup.

https://www.mscdirect.com/ is where I get much of my...
01-12-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,804
Posted By Doug5150

If you live in the big city and only have time to...

If you live in the big city and only have time to ride in the big city--or you commute in the big city with mixed transport (buses, trains)--a folding bike is the best way to go.
I prefer recumbents...
Forum: Touring
12-20-18, 05:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,681
Posted By Doug5150

Kevlar has mostly fallen out of favor as bicycle...

Kevlar has mostly fallen out of favor as bicycle tire anti-puncture belting for two reasons:

First reason is that--having low stretch and being rather fuzzy--it has a lot of internal friction when...
12-15-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,084
Posted By Doug5150

Lightfoot cycles used to make recumbents, and...

Lightfoot cycles used to make recumbents, and they had a trike for people that big. They closed in 2015 however.

I am kinda hesitant to get into these conversations much, since the originators...
12-14-18, 05:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,107
Posted By Doug5150

On cheap bikes (most bikes) with machine-built...

On cheap bikes (most bikes) with machine-built wheels, it isn't uncommon for the spokes to work loose, especially on the rear wheel, and especially if the rider is large or heavy. The machines that...
12-13-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,084
Posted By Doug5150

Brooks seems to think the springs help...

Brooks seems to think the springs help...
12-10-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,084
Posted By Doug5150

I dunno if it's going to make any difference, but...

I dunno if it's going to make any difference, but anyway:

1) the butt pain from normal bicycles has to do with the limitations of saddle design, which is related to the overall riding position of...
12-02-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 102,187
Posted By Doug5150

I bought one of them once and they sent me a...

I bought one of them once and they sent me a left-handed one. And then wouldn't give me a refund. :troll:
11-29-18, 05:41 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,522
Posted By Doug5150

OP: the typical advice is to run wet lubes during...

OP: the typical advice is to run wet lubes during wet weather and dry lubes only during dry weather.

Graphite is a lube but it can cause galvanic corrosion if salt water is present at all....
11-28-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,495
Posted By Doug5150

Two things to keep in mind when experimenting...

Two things to keep in mind when experimenting with other tapes...
1) some polymers have extremely low stretch in short-term tests, but tend to creep or weaken drastically over time under a constant...
11-28-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,019
Posted By Doug5150

The popularity of the 27" size does span the time...

The popularity of the 27" size does span the time from hookless rims to hooked-edge rims, but I can't find any information on what max pressures the older straight-sided rims were rated for. (-the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By Doug5150

One problem you have is that there is still a lot...

One problem you have is that there is still a lot of debate about what qualities should be tested, and about how the testing should be done. "Industrial-grade testing" almost always requires an...
11-10-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,120
Posted By Doug5150

I tend to use ski goggles at temperatures less...

I tend to use ski goggles at temperatures less than about 50F (10C) if I expect to ride fast.
Ski goggles don't fog up because they use a double-pane lens and have dry nitrogen inside them. Just...
11-07-18, 01:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,803
Posted By Doug5150

I have Marathon Plus tires on my commuting bike. ...

I have Marathon Plus tires on my commuting bike.
If you have a dedicated commuting bicycle, then it can make sense to use heavy-but-bulletproof tires.
With a commuting bike the main thing you want...
11-01-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,124
Posted By Doug5150

It was my understanding that Schwinn's original...

It was my understanding that Schwinn's original claim to fame was the internally-lugged frames they used for many years...
The internal lugs looked nicer (IMO) but they were not compatible with the...
10-25-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By Doug5150

:D "I'm not an engineer / I'm only an...

:D
"I'm not an engineer / I'm only an industrial design student, but I think that the hubless wheels in the Tron movies looked pretty cool, so I started with that."
10-17-18, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By Doug5150

It's a glamour video about the Geo Orbit...

It's a glamour video about the Geo Orbit motorized bicycle wheel:
https://www.google.com/search?q=geo+orbit+bicycle+wheel&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

For the extra money that this thing costs, I can't...
10-11-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,055
Posted By Doug5150

In that particular video, I would assume that the...

In that particular video, I would assume that the script had the units mistake. The announcer spoke of "PSI" when the gauge being shown was in atmospheres. And he said "it must withstand at least...
10-11-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,055
Posted By Doug5150

His test has the tire bursting at about 220 PSI,...

His test has the tire bursting at about 220 PSI, which agrees with the only other instance I've seen.

EDIT: I found the old video,,, they changed the beginning part?

This video (on the "How...
10-11-18, 03:26 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,055
Posted By Doug5150

I am wondering if either bead has suffered any...

I am wondering if either bead has suffered any damage? Does the tire still mount properly? Does either bead appear to lift off really easily now?

A lot of the general problems of tubeless tires...
09-28-18, 08:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,219
Posted By Doug5150

It's the wave of the future, friend. JIT...

It's the wave of the future, friend. JIT management.

When sitting on a pile of unsold inventory, it is easier to lose money than sell inventory. The goal of the most savvy online retailers today...
08-18-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By Doug5150

The Bionx e-bike motors has/had a regenerative...

The Bionx e-bike motors has/had a regenerative braking option that could be engaged. Bionx is out of business now however.... I don't know of any others that have it but I'm not really into e-bikes....
08-16-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,392
Posted By Doug5150

Well they oughta know, right? In general--I...

Well they oughta know, right?

In general--I would assume cleaning and applying real lube is required before use. Metals and machine parts are usually stored and shipped with a rust preventative...
08-16-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Doug5150

Yea, pretty much... carbon steel needs oil or...

Yea, pretty much... carbon steel needs oil or grease to keep it from rusting, and oil-based lubricants all suffer from moisture degradation.
So the solution is to just change the oil/grease once a...
08-14-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By Doug5150

Haven't seen any carbon bikes as you describe. ...

Haven't seen any carbon bikes as you describe.

If you want something like an Electra Townie but for longer distance, RANS makes their crank-forward bikes.
They work best if you lean forward...
08-08-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 18,113
Posted By Doug5150

The general problem that the (US) bicycling...

The general problem that the (US) bicycling industry has is that they prefer to use racing performance as a selling point, and many non-enthusiast non-bicycle-owners don't really care about that.
So...
08-07-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,467
Posted By Doug5150

I tend to suspect that the e-scooters are a dead...

I tend to suspect that the e-scooters are a dead end already, just like rental bikes are turning out to be most places... And the e-scooters are more fragile, and more valuable to scrap (since they...
08-07-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,467
Posted By Doug5150

Board admins: one of the ads is slowing down your...

Board admins: one of the ads is slowing down your pages a lot. I had to block a bunch of stuff to post a reply because the reply-edit box was pretty much unusable in Firefox (20-second delay between...
08-06-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By Doug5150

If you could bump the size up to 1.75" wide then...

If you could bump the size up to 1.75" wide then you could get either Schwalbe Marathon Plus or Cheng Shin Tire Salvo (a cheaper China copy of the Marathon Plus, but only available in 26" x 1.75)....
08-05-18, 02:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,557
Posted By Doug5150

https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2...

https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2017/01/10/why-amsterdams-coffeeshops-are-closing
When I read of this story in the (US) news, it only said that all tourists would be banned from...
08-05-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,943
Posted By Doug5150

I do have bells on my bikes, since on occasion I...

I do have bells on my bikes, since on occasion I encounter groups of people riding horseback. The bell is for the horses, not the people.
Scaring a horse can end badly for any people near it. How...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,113
Posted By Doug5150

I don't got none but anyway: I am somewhat...

I don't got none but anyway:
I am somewhat surprised with the electric bicycle shifting systems, that they don't automatically shift all the gears in order for you.
Such as: just have both brifters...
08-01-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,557
Posted By Doug5150

Well nowadays, they probably smoke more--since as...

Well nowadays, they probably smoke more--since as of a couple years back I read, tourists aren't allowed to buy legal weed anymore.
Over the last few decades a lot of European countries experimented...
07-31-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,467
Posted By Doug5150

Serious answer: In the US, there is a federal...

Serious answer:
In the US, there is a federal Dept of Transportation technical definition of bicycles that separates it from all other motor vehicles, but it does not prohibit adding motors to...
07-31-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,467
Posted By Doug5150

It's whatever you want it to be, kid. Now,...

It's whatever you want it to be, kid.

Now, for the next question: who are you, and why should anyone else care what you think?
,,,,
Note that there is lots of pedestrians that use MUPs and who...
07-11-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By Doug5150

I was not aware that the Marathon Plus tires had...

I was not aware that the Marathon Plus tires had any kevlar in them; their extra puncture protection came from an extra-thick layer of tread rubber. I have not looked lately so maybe the newer ones...
07-05-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Doug5150

Firstly,,, a given bicycle tire's inflated width...

Firstly,,, a given bicycle tire's inflated width depends partly on the inside width of the rim it is mounted on.
When they are tested by ETRTO, ETRTO has their own (secret?) table of which width rim...
07-04-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 44,534
Posted By Doug5150

In the past several years the prices for a lot of...

In the past several years the prices for a lot of sizes of Chinese full-ceramic cartridge bearings has dropped way down. Some haven't changed at all but in some sizes, the price drops have been...
07-04-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Doug5150

Dishwashing soap & water and a soft...

Dishwashing soap & water and a soft toothbrush.
07-04-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,237
Posted By Doug5150

And here is another fun question: if gel saddles...

And here is another fun question: if gel saddles that instantly conform to you are bad, then why are leather saddles that slowly conform to you good? :D

There is a lot of silly claims that get...
07-03-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,237
Posted By Doug5150

I am a recumbent geek so first I will say:...

I am a recumbent geek so first I will say: recumbent bikes have some drawbacks, but they are way way way more comfortable to ride,,, and recumbent riding shorts don't even have padding. Most of the...
07-03-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,565
Posted By Doug5150

Amazon is not the usual deal it once was, for...

Amazon is not the usual deal it once was, for certain. It used to be quick and cheap, and nowadays it may be but also may not.

A big part of this is when they began to allow third-party sales...
06-26-18, 01:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By Doug5150

I would not have just taken the material, you...

I would not have just taken the material, you could have gotten into a lot of trouble over a pile of crap-quality aluminum that might only cost $30 at a hardware store.

But anyway--I would ask,...
06-22-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 22,188
Posted By Doug5150

Both of the only two bikes I have left have...

Both of the only two bikes I have left have kickstands. One of the kickstands I had to build, as there were no good commercial ones that would work like I wanted.

A lot of bicycles aren't made for...
06-22-18, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By Doug5150

If the damage is only internal and you are 100%...

If the damage is only internal and you are 100% certain that you did nothing to cause it, then I would say to email the tire manufacturer and ask them if it's safe to use.

They will likely say it...
06-21-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,805
Posted By Doug5150

If you live near a major lake or coastal area...

If you live near a major lake or coastal area then a boat repair shop may be able to bend the tubing for you.
Boat shops that do repairs on BIG boats always have a tubing roller (the piece of...
Forum: Touring
06-09-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,057
Posted By Doug5150

I bought a couple Topeak ones a few years back...

I bought a couple Topeak ones a few years back ($7 each). They work good, and I use them on my commuter bike maybe once every week or two. Mine haven't worn but then my commute is only a couple...
05-29-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By Doug5150

One change I would advise is to get some...

One change I would advise is to get some puncture-resistant tires, such as the Schwalbe Marathon Plus. These tires are heavy and slow, but they're still not as slow as getting a flat tire--and they...
02-13-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,070
Posted By Doug5150

You may be stuck with MTB shoes instead of road...

You may be stuck with MTB shoes instead of road shoes.
Last time I looked (some years back) all the 'road' shoes for cleats were cut extremely narrow. Even shoes that were 2 sizes too big for...
02-11-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,195
Posted By Doug5150

And so there are! :eek: They have made some...

And so there are! :eek:
They have made some additions it seems.
After consulting the Google oracle I also see at least 700x32 and 700x38. Also now the model is called "CST Salvo RS", where there...
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