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12-19-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By dmusicant

Few days ago I installed that new Wheel Master...

Few days ago I installed that new Wheel Master single wall SS spoked QR rear wheel using my old freewheel and chain (cleaning them during the swap). Fantastic so far. Great thing about this is that...
12-14-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By dmusicant

The Jorestech pants I'll be receiving shortly...

The Jorestech pants I'll be receiving shortly have flared bottom. I'm hoping they help keep my shoes/socks dry. Carrying an extra pair of socks may be beneficial.
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12-13-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By dmusicant

Had some trouble hitting that site, but finally...

Had some trouble hitting that site, but finally have hit it.

I'm still waiting on my order of yellow Jorestech Medium yellow polyester/polyurethane coated rain pants, the other part of my order at...
12-13-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By dmusicant

I tried using the old wheel with SS spokes but...

I tried using the old wheel with SS spokes but when removing the quick release I found that the bearing races were pretty badly pitted. I suppose I can get new parts for it (races and bearings). I...
12-09-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By dmusicant

Yeah, I've had an REI gift card for must be over...

Yeah, I've had an REI gift card for must be over 10 years that I'm still working on (birthday present). I go in there once in a while, seldom buy anything. Most of what they sell isn't in my wheel...
12-09-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By dmusicant

Yeah, 55 gallon trash bags. A neat thing about a...

Yeah, 55 gallon trash bags. A neat thing about a DIY poncho made from them is that there's a lot of air flow when you use it. So big and roomy with the open bottom, sweat isn't a problem and of...
12-09-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By dmusicant

I'm this close // to confirming purchase of...

I'm this close // to confirming purchase of Jorestech yellow medium mens rain pants, on ebay comes to bit less than $20 after tax, free shipping, a buck more at Amazon, where the reviews are better...
12-08-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By dmusicant

Yeah, my thinking, breathable and waterproof...

Yeah, my thinking, breathable and waterproof sounds like an oxymoron, but you see it touted, certainly by Showers Pass for the Artex made pants. Yes, I figure some air circulation in tandem with...
12-07-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By dmusicant

Pants for riding in rain?

Rode home last night in moderate rain storm, had my best outfit on but it wasn't enough. The cheap Chinese made orange jacket kept my torso dry (included a hood), but my very old twice re-sprayed...
09-27-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By dmusicant

I presume this only works if your rim is pretty...

I presume this only works if your rim is pretty circular to begin with, not "out of whack." I don't see offhand why this would be better than just counting turns, say 4.
09-26-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By dmusicant

OK, I think I maybe understand this. A shape like...

OK, I think I maybe understand this. A shape like this:

--|_|--

The center portion is pushed up by the spoke nipple after 4 turns and the outside gets no further purchase on the nipple to make...
09-26-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By dmusicant

I don't understand this. How would a screwdriver...

I don't understand this. How would a screwdriver release after N turns of a spoke (nipple)?

Edit: Oh, thinking about it, I suppose if the screwdriver tip angles in, eventually the edges will catch...
09-26-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By dmusicant

I don't know what kind of shifters I have....

I don't know what kind of shifters I have. There's front and rear levers mounted below the top tube, not the kind with shifters on the handlebars, which I've never had. I think it's pretty standard...
09-26-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By dmusicant

A few questions: The spoke nipple driver....

A few questions:

The spoke nipple driver. Can I use a cordless screwdriver instead?

Now, the process of re-spoking a wheel, do you do this one spoke at a time, i.e. remove one old spoke and...
09-26-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By dmusicant

Yup, this is my thinking. Thank you... it's on my...

Yup, this is my thinking. Thank you... it's on my short list of projects! By this time next week, it should be done.

Actually, I think I'll just swap wheels and at the same time swap freewheels....
09-24-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By dmusicant

I'm surprised to read in this thread that...

I'm surprised to read in this thread that insufficient spoke tension leads to broken spokes. I suspected (intuitively) that broken spokes happened because some spokes were too tight.

I have no way...
09-24-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By dmusicant

When you say rebuild the wheel, do you mean also...

When you say rebuild the wheel, do you mean also replacing the spokes? That sounds intimidating. The only tools I have for that are spoke wrenches.

Why not use the spare wheel? At least its spokes...
09-24-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By dmusicant

OK, so maybe if I don't hear "kerchunk" from the...

OK, so maybe if I don't hear "kerchunk" from the chain I'm good?

Edit 1: Um, I made mistakes in the OP, I'm not riding 7500mi/year now, just maybe 1000. Was riding maybe 400 before this year but...
09-24-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By dmusicant

Spokes breaking repetitively

I have always done my own bike mechanics, but I have taken my bike to a guy a couple of times the last 2-3 years or so, really like him, but his shop closed up recently and I don't know of another...
01-02-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By dmusicant

I suppose so, but I don't recall seeing them. I...

I suppose so, but I don't recall seeing them. I am using 27 x 1 3/8" tires and last times I looked there wasn't much around. I did ride Continental Touring for some years, wore them out then couldn't...
01-02-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By dmusicant

Suppleness? TBH I'm unaware of the effect. The...

Suppleness? TBH I'm unaware of the effect. The city streets here tend to be not smooth 90+% of the time, so I don't expect a sense of smooth riding particularly. I keep my eyes out for every...
01-01-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By dmusicant

I'll never forget, there was a lead story in the...

I'll never forget, there was a lead story in the SF Bay Area's East Bay Express some years ago written by a woman whose husband regularly rode 50 milers in the local hills. He took a spill making a...
01-01-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By dmusicant

I seem to be getting less than a flat every 3000...

I seem to be getting less than a flat every 3000 miles nowadays. I figure I'm riding maybe 500 miles/year. Well, I may have gotten a flat or two I didn't remember because they haven't been on the...
01-01-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By dmusicant

Tire liners and flats

I live in a metropolitan area (Berkeley, CA). I read an article in the newspaper within the last few months saying the roads in this region are THE WORST IN THE COUNTRY! Yeah, when you see a nicely...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-16, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,673
Posted By dmusicant

Bicycle tires - Shelf life???

I got a good deal on now-not-so-common 27 x 1 3/8" tires (Kenda K161), bought 4 of them (had just installed my last one on my road bike). So, my questions are:

1. how long will they keep without...
01-31-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,145
Posted By dmusicant

Cyclocross sounds ideal to me. Wish I'd...

Cyclocross sounds ideal to me. Wish I'd encountered this a month ago, before I brought my bike into a shop. I'd done all my own repairs on all my bikes before that. This bike is riding well now....
01-30-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,145
Posted By dmusicant

Thank you FastJake. Can a cyclocross bike be...

Thank you FastJake. Can a cyclocross bike be fitted with Maes style handlebars or any handlebars that allow more than one hand position?
01-30-14, 04:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,145
Posted By dmusicant

Well, one big consideration is how it rides. IOW,...

Well, one big consideration is how it rides. IOW, as stated, the roads I ride, in particular the hill ride I've gotten into again lately, features some very rough ill-paved, deteriorating asphalt...
01-29-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,145
Posted By dmusicant

I hadn't heard of them. Are they good at reducing...

I hadn't heard of them. Are they good at reducing flats?
01-21-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,145
Posted By dmusicant

The worst of the road hazards here are the rough...

The worst of the road hazards here are the rough roads. Some portions of the ride into the hills that I started doing a few weeks ago after having my bike fixed are awfully rough, even for me with my...
01-21-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,145
Posted By dmusicant

Yes, of course, it's largely semantic, but you...

Yes, of course, it's largely semantic, but you are absolutely correct. Of course, no tube is thorn proof, nor can be short of being made of steel, or perhaps kevlar, I don't know. Anyway, what I'm...
01-21-14, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By dmusicant

Thank you. Again, I go to my subscribed threads...

Thank you. Again, I go to my subscribed threads and the one I started yesterday (before making change to notifications) is shown as WEEKLY notifications. However, this thread (started after changing...
01-21-14, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By dmusicant

I'm new, have a question about email notifications

I registered and started a thread asking for technical advice. I then went to my general settings and changed my notification preference to "instant, using email." I have one subscribed thread at...
01-21-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,145
Posted By dmusicant

I suppose there are thorns. Maybe I'm thinking...

I suppose there are thorns. Maybe I'm thinking wrong. I figured a "thorn proof" tube will be harder for a variety of objects to penetrate, including staples, glass shards, what have you. There's a...
01-20-14, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,145
Posted By dmusicant

Thorn proof 27 x 1 1/4" tube in 27 x 1 3/8" tire?

Hello fellow bike riders, glad to meet you! Yes, this is my first post and I joined specifically to ask this question:

I'm riding a Miyata road bike, a 12 speed. Just brought my bike to a shop for...
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