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01-15-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By cyccommute

I don’t completely agree. For brake cable, yes,...

I don’t completely agree. For brake cable, yes, the cable end is just normal road cable. But the shifter cables are probably “lollipop” type which are a disc set on end rather then the cylinder...
Forum: Touring
01-12-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,543
Posted By cyccommute

I don’t know that I would agree with this part. ...

I don’t know that I would agree with this part. We have a bunch of old stage roads here in Colorado. They tend to be rather steep and rugged. Some of them cling to the sides of hills over cliffs. ...
01-11-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By cyccommute

Buy more repair stand than you think you’ll need....

Buy more repair stand than you think you’ll need. You won’t regret spending more money on a good one while you will regret buying twice. I’m partial to the Park stands. They are rugged and well...
01-11-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By cyccommute

Thereís no real reason to remove either headset...

Thereís no real reason to remove either headset or bottom bracket cups. If you are inspecting for rust, you can look around the cups and see into the frame. Even if you decide to use a treatment of...
01-11-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,772
Posted By cyccommute

Thatís low. Average is a bit over 900įF. Higher...

Thatís low. Average is a bit over 900įF. Higher temperatures can be achieved depending on the location in the fire. You can cremate a body in a wood fire and that takes from 1400į to 1800įF. Wood...
01-09-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,020
Posted By cyccommute

Uh huh. And robot hands are made of what? ...

Uh huh. And robot hands are made of what? Plastic you say.
01-09-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,020
Posted By cyccommute

I really doubt that any cyanoacrylate would work...

I really doubt that any cyanoacrylate would work well as an adhesive on rubber. Cyanoacrylates are rigid adhesives that work well in tension but donít hold up to shear forces very well. Iíve seen...
Forum: Touring
01-07-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,543
Posted By cyccommute

There were full(ish) groups for touring bikes in...

There were full(ish) groups for touring bikes in the 80s. They got used on mountain bikes. Shimano and SRAM really screwed the pooch when they decided to change everything. Shimano going to Dynasys...
01-07-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,020
Posted By cyccommute

Hot patches donít necessarily work better. They...

Hot patches donít necessarily work better. They are also not something you can do on the side of the road.
01-05-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,001
Posted By cyccommute

:roflmao2: I think Indyfabz and I would need...

:roflmao2:

I think Indyfabz and I would need condors, however;)
01-05-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By cyccommute

I think you are reading TinyBearís post wrong. ...

I think you are reading TinyBearís post wrong. Itís not that his wife canít fit on a diamond frame. She canít fit on his bikes. She can probably fit on a bike that is the proper size.



I...
01-03-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By cyccommute

Any of the major brands...Specialized, Trek,...

Any of the major brands...Specialized, Trek, Giant, etc...would be a good place to start. A hardtail would be simplest. Make sure you spend a bit of money and get a one with an air shock and a...
01-02-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By cyccommute

Finding equipment that fits properly can be...

Finding equipment that fits properly can be difficult. It tends to be a long, hard road with tons of people...especially bike shop people...not understanding what the issues are. A large part of...
01-01-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,442
Posted By cyccommute

Iíve had very good luck for many decades with...

Iíve had very good luck for many decades with tire liners. Iíve had a few flats from them wearing on the tube but that doesnít happen very often. The Marathon Plus (and like tires) have the same...
01-01-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 751
Posted By cyccommute

Sure. But in my experience, even having 2 wheel...

Sure. But in my experience, even having 2 wheel sets for one bike is less of a benefit than you’d think it is. It’s not difficult to swap wheels but it’s a lot less convenient in practice than it is...
12-31-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By cyccommute

Thereís more hype than substance to ďstate of the...

Thereís more hype than substance to ďstate of the artĒ. If you are competing at a high level, having all the latest and greatest doodad and geegaw might make a difference in a race. But you arenít...
12-30-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,118
Posted By cyccommute

A material safety data sheet only has to list...

A material safety data sheet only has to list materials that have a safety hazard associated with them. Those hazards can be flammability or toxicity. If the materials being used arenít flammable...
12-30-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,442
Posted By cyccommute

Sure. $2.99 for the tube and $17.95 shipping to...

Sure. $2.99 for the tube and $17.95 shipping to the US. That not a ď$4Ē tube. Thatís a $20.94 tube.
12-29-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 797
Posted By cyccommute

In all honesty, Iíd stick with the Atom over the...

In all honesty, Iíd stick with the Atom over the Suntour. Suntour 2 prong freewheels are a pain to deal with and going to 4 prongs didnít improve anything. The freewheel tool doesnít engage well...
12-29-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,442
Posted By cyccommute

I have seen a difference, in real time. My local...

I have seen a difference, in real time. My local co-op provides a patching station for no charge (donations are always willing accepted). For most of the 10 years I’ve been at the co-op, they used...
12-29-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,118
Posted By cyccommute

I would bet the farm...on the fact that there is...

I would bet the farm...on the fact that there is no way that the mineral spirits is responsible for any metal corrosion. Metal corrosion needs materials that are polar like water and/or ionic...
12-27-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,442
Posted By cyccommute

A patch using the proper patch kit will fuse to...

A patch using the proper patch kit will fuse to the rubber. In my experience there is only one patch kit that works that way...Rema TipTop. Anything else is just rubber cement and a bit of rubber...
12-27-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By cyccommute

The “slightly obsolete rim brake” comment may...

The “slightly obsolete rim brake” comment may have been in reference hub mounted disc vs rim brakes. I would disagree. Rim brakes from a 15 year old bike aren’t “obsolete” in any way. There really...
12-27-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,294
Posted By cyccommute

If you want durability and strength, look into...

If you want durability and strength, look into triple butted spokes...DT Alpine III, Sapim Force, Pillar PSR 2018 are examples. Strength and durability are increased by about 50% over a straight...
12-27-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,294
Posted By cyccommute

Several things here. Iíve been building wheels...

Several things here. Iíve been building wheels since 1986 and Iíve never had a shop offer to allow me to lace my wheels up at the shop. No one offered and I never even considered asking. In the...
12-27-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,494
Posted By cyccommute

Most people Iíve seen ride with toe clips so...

Most people Iíve seen ride with toe clips so loose that they really should just ride flat pedals. Toe clips were meant to be used with cleats and to be tight enough that your foot doesnít come out...
12-26-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,294
Posted By cyccommute

Spoke length calculators only calculate from data...

Spoke length calculators only calculate from data put into them. Most modern rims are in modern spoke calculators and Spocalc has a lot of old rims but neither is comprehensive.

But thatís not...
12-26-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,494
Posted By cyccommute

I have mentioned toeclips above. In my...

I have mentioned toeclips above. In my experience toeclips are much more difficult to deal with than clipless if you tighten the straps like you are supposed to. Iíve fallen with them probably more...
12-25-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,294
Posted By cyccommute

Find me a book that has ERDs and Iíll show you. ...

Find me a book that has ERDs and Iíll show you. The problem is that there is no ďbookĒ or any standardization of ERDs. Better to measure and make sure before taking a wheel apart and finding out...
12-25-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,294
Posted By cyccommute

That only works if the two rims have the same...

That only works if the two rims have the same effective rim diameter (ERD). But ERDs vary widely and usually you canít use the same spokes unless you are using exactly the same rim.
12-25-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By cyccommute

The charger for the battery probably isnít the...

The charger for the battery probably isnít the right voltage or the right amperage. Battery packs donít get the same power input as the light. They canít handle it. The charge cycle needs to be...
12-25-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,494
Posted By cyccommute

Nope. If you put the left leg down, the right...

Nope. If you put the left leg down, the right leg goes closer to the drivetrain. Right leg down moves the leg away from the drivetrain.
12-25-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,494
Posted By cyccommute

Right because if I’m going to fall over at a...

Right because if I’m going to fall over at a stop, I’m going to fall away from traffic. I haven’t fallen over at a stopsign in 25 years, however.
Forum: Commuting
12-24-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,279
Posted By cyccommute

Mine is an air fork for the front. Itís set up...

Mine is an air fork for the front. Itís set up appropriately for my weight for off-road use. The rear suspension on my Moots is a firm spring (red). If I use my specialized epic, itís set up...
12-22-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,634
Posted By cyccommute

The point of the chevron should be pointing in...

The point of the chevron should be pointing in the direction of rotation. The idea is that the point of the chevron hits the ground first and helps pull the tire around corners better. Itís more...
12-22-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,995
Posted By cyccommute

I really doubt that WD-40 use caused your...

I really doubt that WD-40 use caused your freewheel to seize. You would need to use a huge amount of it in a very specific locations for it to get into the freewheel. The red arrows below point to...
Forum: Touring
12-20-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,901
Posted By cyccommute

That is another thing that I donít really like...

That is another thing that I donít really like about bikepacking. With panniers, I organized my bags by function. One side of the front panniers are loaded with cooking gear, one side with food and...
12-18-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,995
Posted By cyccommute

And there it is. Someone is bond to suggest...

And there it is. Someone is bond to suggest gasoline in any chain cleaning thread. For those of you who still have some common sense, gasoline is perhaps the most hazardous material you handle on a...
12-18-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,259
Posted By cyccommute

I usually put the nipples in a little oil in a...

I usually put the nipples in a little oil in a jar lid and fish them out as I build. Thatís a bit messy but it does get oil inside and outside of the spoke nipple. Alternatively, I have also...
12-18-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,259
Posted By cyccommute

ďAll weather is kind of self explanatory. Like...

ďAll weather is kind of self explanatory. Like this bike, it can (and is) ridden. In summer and in winter. Winter is a bit harder on the equipment because Departments of Transportation insist on...
12-17-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,995
Posted By cyccommute

Iíve never found a need to cover any bike part in...

Iíve never found a need to cover any bike part in oil to prevent corrosion. In my opinion, having excess oil covering parts is a problem rather than a solution. I prefer my drivetrains to be...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,179
Posted By cyccommute

Nope. I havenít done shift work more than a few...

Nope. I havenít done shift work more than a few times in my career but I have done it a few times. I rode in for a midnight to 8 shift and rode home from a 4 to midnight shift. Both were really cool...
12-16-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,995
Posted By cyccommute

Compared to WD-40 (25% mineral oil), Iíd say yes....

Compared to WD-40 (25% mineral oil), Iíd say yes. Compared to mineral spirits (75% of what WD-40 is), however, diesel oil isnít cleaner. Mineral spirits works very well and evaporates cleanly. ...
12-14-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,995
Posted By cyccommute

We have household hazardous disposal pick up in...

We have household hazardous disposal pick up in my city. Most municipalities do. But, frankly, I donít have that much material for disposal. I clean a chain once before I install it an never have...
12-14-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,995
Posted By cyccommute

WD-40 isn’t a “degreaser”* since it is about 25%...

WD-40 isn’t a “degreaser”* since it is about 25% “grease” (oil, actually). You are really just replacing one “grease” with another one. If you really feel the need to use an aerosol degreaser, get...
12-12-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By cyccommute

Check Veulta...

Check Veulta (https://www.vueltausa.com/components/chainrings.html) for chain rings. Lots of different bolt circle diameters.
12-12-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By cyccommute

Yes. The 10 speed ones are moderately thinner...

Yes. The 10 speed ones are moderately thinner but that shouldn’t cause any problems. Chainwheels, in general, are more forgiving about speed anyway. I’m using cranksets from the 90s (9 speeds)...
Forum: Touring
12-09-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,644
Posted By cyccommute

There are no negatives to an overbuilt wheel. 4...

There are no negatives to an overbuilt wheel. 4 extra spokes add about 25 g to a wheel. That less than an ounce. Those 4 extra spokes add significantly to the strength and durability of the wheel....
Forum: Touring
12-09-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,644
Posted By cyccommute

Donít blame the shops. They have no say in what...

Donít blame the shops. They have no say in what a manufacturer specifies when designing a bike. They just have to deal with fixing the problems.
Forum: Touring
12-09-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,644
Posted By cyccommute

No, technology hasn’t improved. Manufacturers...

No, technology hasn’t improved. Manufacturers don’t want to be bothered with trying to find sources of 36 hole hubs and by the time spokes start to break the warranty period is past so that don’t...
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