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07-24-17, 08:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,411
Posted By Joe Minton

Bottom line: If there is oil between two...

Bottom line:

If there is oil between two metal parts, they will not touch and they will not wear. It gets complicated after that. ;o)

Joe
07-24-17, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,411
Posted By Joe Minton

FBinNY: I fixed it too! Dunno which of us...

FBinNY:

I fixed it too! Dunno which of us did it first. Anyway -- thanks LOL ;o)

Joe
07-24-17, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,411
Posted By Joe Minton

Oil does not need pressure to separate moving...

Oil does not need pressure to separate moving parts; it creates its own. How oil works is not a mystery -- do some research ----.

Here are a couple of links (there are many, many more)....
Forum: Commuting
07-21-17, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,339
Views: 169,336
Posted By Joe Minton

[B]korina:[/B I dream about "Brio" ---- the...

[B]korina:[/B

I dream about "Brio" ---- the absolutely best pastry I have ever enjoyed !

Wish they were down here as well.

Joe
07-20-17, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,819
Posted By Joe Minton

I, too, would remove the pannier and try the hill...

I, too, would remove the pannier and try the hill again.

Single-track stability is a complicated subject. You can learn much by looking around the net with Google. Most references will be for...
07-14-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,062
Posted By Joe Minton

Many thanks, WizardOfBoz. That is an excellent...

Many thanks, WizardOfBoz. That is an excellent explanation ;o)

Would have been nice to include the dramatic effect of sectional modulus. Large diameter thin-wall tubes are much, much stiffer than...
07-14-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,923
Posted By Joe Minton

Not mentioned so far is the Panaracer “Flataway”...

Not mentioned so far is the Panaracer “Flataway” tire liners. These are Kevlar mats that are remarkably difficult to penetrate. I could not get a Goathead thorn through one no matter how I tried....
07-12-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,690
Posted By Joe Minton

Long Story Short: I am 75 years old. ...

Long Story Short:

I am 75 years old.

Fifty to fifty-five years ago, I was a bicycle road racer. I achieved “expert” status (which would now be Cat 1).

I always had problems with...
06-21-17, 06:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,415
Posted By Joe Minton

And another thing: --- I know three bicycle...

And another thing:

--- I know three bicycle mechanics who are true journeymen. They can fix just about any bike, build any wheel and know lots about components, component matches, etc, etc, etc....
06-21-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,415
Posted By Joe Minton

I taught professional level motorcycle repair at...

I taught professional level motorcycle repair at LATTC (Los Angeles Trade-Tech College) for five years. My students were collectively the brightest in the school (according to entry testing) and full...
06-18-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,341
Posted By Joe Minton

Thumpism: REF#23 Yeah, it’s me. And, truly...

Thumpism: REF#23

Yeah, it’s me. And, truly --- I thank you for remembering. Those were some good times for me.

I was the ‘tech editor’ for Motorcyclist and, after that, Rider. I have written...
06-18-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,258
Posted By Joe Minton

Simple facts #1: Chains only wear when their...

Simple facts

#1: Chains only wear when their parts rub against one another, metal to metal.
#2: If there is something keeping them from rubbing – no wear will occur. None.
#3: Enormous...
06-17-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,258
Posted By Joe Minton

Thick oil.

Thick oil.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,138
Posted By Joe Minton

Community is the answer. When we accept, respect...

Community is the answer. When we accept, respect and understand one another, practical roadway rules are easy. This is the great truth that the Scandinavian countries have embraced; they work...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-17, 08:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,138
Posted By Joe Minton

I have noticed that drivers give me more room...

I have noticed that drivers give me more room when they pass now that the 3' rule applies here in California.

As others have stated, indirectly perhaps, correlation is not causation. Still, I am...
06-11-17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,341
Posted By Joe Minton

I’ve used Shimano Nexus or Alfine hubs for a bit...

I’ve used Shimano Nexus or Alfine hubs for a bit over six years now. No problems & reliable. Clean!
My “Black Bike” is a Diamondback model and has about 6,000 miles on it. Its hub is the Nexus (the...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-17, 07:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,432
Posted By Joe Minton

Just remembered the other time I was ‘brushed’ &...

Just remembered the other time I was ‘brushed’ & fell (see post #19). It was 1962 and I was riding my branny-new Schwinn Paramount north on Lincoln Blvd, in Santa Monica, on my way to SMCC for...
06-04-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,960
Posted By Joe Minton

3/23 December 2014: I was ‘brushed’ by a...

3/23 December 2014:

I was ‘brushed’ by a car, put into the curb and crashed onto the sidewalk: Two broken ribs, smashed RH collar bone & attendant bruising. My helmet was crushed (right frontal)....
Forum: Commuting
06-04-17, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,432
Posted By Joe Minton

3/23 December 2014: I was ‘brushed’ by a...

3/23 December 2014:

I was ‘brushed’ by a car, put into the curb and crashed onto the sidewalk. Two broken ribs, smashed RH collar bone & attendant bruising. My helmet was crushed (right frontal)....
05-04-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,014
Posted By Joe Minton

You almost certainly will never remember the...

You almost certainly will never remember the accident itself -- this is typical. Any boxer who has been 'knocked out' does not remember the entire match because short-term memory did not have time to...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,430
Posted By Joe Minton

Folks who are overly polite can be irritating and...

Folks who are overly polite can be irritating and even, sometimes, dangerous.

The very best we can hope for is that everyone obey the 'rules'.

When I approach a four-way stop, I 'expect' that I...
04-21-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,195
Posted By Joe Minton

Loosen caliper bolts slightly. Change wheels....

Loosen caliper bolts slightly. Change wheels. Squeeze brake lever while re-tightening bolts. Done.
It really aint that hard.
04-19-17, 05:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,175
Posted By Joe Minton

Wish I'd be 50 in four weeks ;o) ---...

Wish I'd be 50 in four weeks ;o) --- 75&counting
04-18-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 48,864
Posted By Joe Minton

I ride a bike that was owned and ridden by a...

I ride a bike that was owned and ridden by a 'podium' finisher. I had to replace seven spokes because they were severely damaged by the chain.
There were two reasons for the damage: lazy spoking and...
04-17-17, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,667
Posted By Joe Minton

A precision 12" scale. Here's a cheap...

A precision 12" scale.

Here's a cheap example:
http://www.harborfreight.com/12-inch-stainless-steel-ruler-66199.html

and another: ...
Forum: Touring
04-17-17, 09:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,245
Posted By Joe Minton

Rob E https://calibre-ebook.com/

Rob E

https://calibre-ebook.com/
04-17-17, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By Joe Minton

Ben's Cycle - Wheels...

Ben's Cycle - Wheels (http://www.benscycle.com/c-88-wheels.aspx)

;o)
Forum: Commuting
04-13-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,883
Posted By Joe Minton

I often have to 'run' left-turn stop lights....

I often have to 'run' left-turn stop lights. simply because 'they' don't 'see' me.

Joe
Forum: Commuting
04-02-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,783
Posted By Joe Minton

I wipe my chains with a very lightly dampened...

I wipe my chains with a very lightly dampened towel (mineral spirits) & add a drop of thick oil to each roller. Chain-L is the best available for this.

I never wash chains & they last a very long...
04-02-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,454
Posted By Joe Minton

Thick Oil

Thick Oil
04-01-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,454
Posted By Joe Minton

"Thick Oil" --- NBinNY ;o) Joe

"Thick Oil" --- NBinNY ;o)

Joe
Forum: Commuting
03-27-17, 10:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,526
Posted By Joe Minton

Much good advice above. However, when I...

Much good advice above.

However, when I encounter someone with their cell phone in their ear, their iPod buds in ears, who are texting while they are on and usually obstructing a MUP (perhaps...
03-26-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,278
Posted By Joe Minton

leanneg: I submit that driving is more...

leanneg:

I submit that driving is more complicated than flying at least in urban traffic. I've done both and much prefer flying.

I consider a near-majority of drivers to be, essentially,...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,232
Posted By Joe Minton

Abe Froman: --- LOL Joe

Abe Froman: --- LOL

Joe
Forum: Commuting
03-24-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,284
Posted By Joe Minton

Consider: continental bicycle Travel CONTACT...

Consider:
continental bicycle Travel CONTACT (http://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tyres/city-trekking-tyres/travel-contact)
03-24-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,640
Posted By Joe Minton

An upper speed limit (20mph?) is a simple and...

An upper speed limit (20mph?) is a simple and practical guide.


BTW: I am against throttles.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-17, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,613
Posted By Joe Minton

I have three bikes with Shimano 8-speed IGHs. One...

I have three bikes with Shimano 8-speed IGHs. One of them has been ridden several thousand miles over a six-year period. Excellent performance and no problems, none.

Joe
Forum: Commuting
03-22-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,613
Posted By Joe Minton

fadumpt: Hydraulic disc brakes are almost...

fadumpt:

Hydraulic disc brakes are almost maintenance free, especially any contemporary Shimano set-up. --- Ask any MTB mechanic.

About the only thing you'll need to do is replace the pads...
03-22-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,719
Posted By Joe Minton

Whenever possible or important, I buy cutting...

Whenever possible or important, I buy cutting tools from a machinist's supplier, either local or from someone like McMaster-Carr. I'd never buy from Harbor
Freight or its equivalent (Home Depot,...
03-22-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,391
Posted By Joe Minton

cyccommute: Thanks for the update ;o) ...

cyccommute:

Thanks for the update ;o)

The Propane dissolves into the mixture and the combination does seem to have some detergent-like action, at least until the Propane is gone. I have reason...
03-21-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,391
Posted By Joe Minton

WD-40 is mostly Kerosene with about 10% thin oil...

WD-40 is mostly Kerosene with about 10% thin oil similar to 3-in-1. This according to some friends who were in competition with WD40 (Kal-Gard). They had WD40 analyzed and that is what they found.
...
03-20-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,104
Posted By Joe Minton

Jobst wasn't always right. Joe

Jobst wasn't always right.

Joe
Forum: Touring
03-20-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,088
Posted By Joe Minton

Shoulder-width is a good start. Joe

Shoulder-width is a good start.

Joe
03-14-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,990
Posted By Joe Minton

I just now went looking for a Shimano brand grip...

I just now went looking for a Shimano brand grip shifter for the Alfine 11-speed hub. I cannot find any reference to one on the (American) Shimano website. It seems that, from what I can determine,...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,465
Posted By Joe Minton

CanoeRoller: LOL! Joe

CanoeRoller:

LOL!

Joe
Forum: Touring
02-28-17, 04:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,172
Posted By Joe Minton

Do I have my head screwed on right? Not...

Do I have my head screwed on right?

Not regarding your wife you don't!
Forum: Commuting
02-28-17, 03:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,797
Posted By Joe Minton

The basic problem is speed differential. It...

The basic problem is speed differential. It doesn’t matter whether the faster MUP traveler is running or riding a bike; if the speed difference it too great (whatever that might mean) --- there will...
02-21-17, 11:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,417
Posted By Joe Minton

Wash with mild detergent (Dawn) then spray with...

Wash with mild detergent (Dawn) then spray with Pledge.

Pledge leaves a bright shine, is easy to wipe out of corners and it provides a slippery surface that seems to reduce the amount of dirt that...
02-11-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,464
Posted By Joe Minton

Velox for 55 years ;o)

Velox for 55 years ;o)
Forum: Touring
02-09-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,301
Posted By Joe Minton

Six weeks in Laos where everyone wanted to kill...

Six weeks in Laos where everyone wanted to kill me.
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