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03-10-03, 08:00 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 7,785
Posted By bikerider

Yet closetbiker's analogous argument - that the...

Yet closetbiker's analogous argument - that the overwhelming majority of the world gets along just fine without helmets (and has done so for many decades) - falls on deaf ears.



?? That...
03-09-03, 11:54 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 7,785
Posted By bikerider

Chris (hey, that's my name too), with all due...

Chris (hey, that's my name too), with all due respect, if the shoe doesn't fit don't wear it. Yes, I was generalizing for hyperbolic effect but I really do believe that a majority of internet...
03-09-03, 04:06 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 7,785
Posted By bikerider

But if you asked any internet cyclist, they would...

But if you asked any internet cyclist, they would be overly enthusiastic to tell you about how dangerous cycling is, how much blood and brains and gore is involved with riding a bike - and then they...
03-07-03, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By bikerider

http://draco.acs.uci.edu/rbfaq/FAQ/8h.5.html

http://draco.acs.uci.edu/rbfaq/FAQ/8h.5.html
03-05-03, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,224
Posted By bikerider

Modulation applies to any brake. It's about how...

Modulation applies to any brake. It's about how the brake feels and responds to input from your hand.

It used to mean the ability to control (modulate) the brake so that you could apply just the...
03-05-03, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By bikerider

IS mounts measure 51mm eye-to-eye. The Avids...

IS mounts measure 51mm eye-to-eye.

The Avids really are worth waiting for. Unless you want a disc brake just to impress people, you are better off with a good v-brake than a mediocre disc brake.
03-05-03, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By bikerider

http://draco.acs.uci.edu/rbfaq/FAQ/8d.2.html

http://draco.acs.uci.edu/rbfaq/FAQ/8d.2.html
03-05-03, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,247
Posted By bikerider

Recommended reading: Into the Wild by Jon...

Recommended reading: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.
03-05-03, 04:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,518
Posted By bikerider

I have a fixed gear CCM which is being eaten away...

I have a fixed gear CCM which is being eaten away by road salt as I write this.

This was definitely the right year to try a fixed gear for the winter.
Forum: Commuting
03-05-03, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By bikerider

For being seen on the road, a 1 or 2 watt Cateye...

For being seen on the road, a 1 or 2 watt Cateye is fine.

To ride trails at night, I'd say you need at least 5 watts. You might get away with using two Cateyes (or equivalent) but remember that...
03-04-03, 01:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,807
Posted By bikerider

I remember one motorist who was stuck behind...

I remember one motorist who was stuck behind someone who was double parked (and thereby blocking the only travel lane) who became very irate - holding his horn down and giving the 'artery clogger' an...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-03, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,881
Posted By bikerider

Dougmt, pick up The Bicycle Wheel by Jobst...

Dougmt, pick up The Bicycle Wheel by Jobst Brandt.

Regarding your current wheels, all they probably need is to be stress-relieved:

http://yarchive.net/bike/stress_relieve.html
03-03-03, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By bikerider

Well, nearly all bikes are stolen while they are...

Well, nearly all bikes are stolen while they are unattended, whether locked or not. What you are describing really amounts to a different problem.



Unfortunately, both of these are illegal as...
02-26-03, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By bikerider

I see that some bike shops are still willing to...

I see that some bike shops are still willing to take on jobs that they know nothing about. I suppose it is a result of machine built wheels selling in much greater proportion but their practices are...
01-31-03, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By bikerider

Barnaby, Spacing the 120 to 126 will be...

Barnaby,

Spacing the 120 to 126 will be fine. Because I was using a 110 on a MTB, using a 107 BB wasn't enough and I had to use spacers between the chainring and crank, which bothers me. I do...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-03, 02:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,736
Posted By bikerider

I used to have mine flash but I now leave mine on...

I used to have mine flash but I now leave mine on constantly.

I suspect that there is wisdom in the European perspective on the matter.
01-30-03, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By bikerider

I agree with D*Alex, horizontal dropouts are more...

I agree with D*Alex, horizontal dropouts are more practical and convenient than track 'fork ends'. Doesn't the frame you are using does have horizontal dropouts resembling the red one at ...
01-30-03, 07:42 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 7,785
Posted By bikerider

No, it will be shorter this time. I'm staying...

No, it will be shorter this time. I'm staying out of this one!
12-22-02, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,125
Posted By bikerider

If pedestrians are also allowed to use it then...

If pedestrians are also allowed to use it then what you are taking about is not a bike path but a multi-use path. The pedestrians generally have right of way.



I agree that it can be...
12-20-02, 05:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
Posted By bikerider

I do and from looking around at other cyclists...

I do and from looking around at other cyclists who ride around here, many, if not most of them do too. They must not have internet access or they simply have better things to do than argue about...
12-20-02, 04:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
Posted By bikerider

Hoo boy, let the knee-jerk invectives fly!

Hoo boy, let the knee-jerk invectives fly!
12-19-02, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By bikerider

It's normal (and desirable) for the hub flange to...

It's normal (and desirable) for the hub flange to have grooves worn where the spokes have bedded into it (flange is aluminum, spokes are steel). As long as there are no cracks in the hub flange...
12-17-02, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By bikerider

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cables.html#crisscross

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cables.html#crisscross
12-13-02, 12:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,431
Posted By bikerider

Enacting a law would be a waste of time, like...

Enacting a law would be a waste of time, like nearly all recent new laws.

Amazingly enough, in Ontario we already have a law against 'careless driving' which, roughly, is "an offence for any...
12-13-02, 07:24 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,711
Posted By bikerider

I know this doesn't really answer your question,...

I know this doesn't really answer your question, but when I was a courier I was riding during the middle of the day so I had the most problems with:

Wheel-Trans (wheelchair accessible transit...
12-13-02, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By bikerider

Err, note that it's their dirtbike division...

Err, note that it's their dirtbike division that's not doing so well.

I don't expect Cannondale bicycles to be going away anytime soon.
12-10-02, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By bikerider

If the rims are quite worn I would be somewhat...

If the rims are quite worn I would be somewhat concerned. The thickness of machined rims varies and you could be down to the wire.

How many spokes do these wheels have?
12-10-02, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By bikerider

My opinion is that if they are properly designed...

My opinion is that if they are properly designed and made, rims should wear from the brake track wearing out. Since riding conditions and pad/rim combinations vary, the only way to be sure is to see...
12-10-02, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,687
Posted By bikerider

I'd chalk it up to the law of diminishing...

I'd chalk it up to the law of diminishing returns.



Inexpensive chains work fine for me so that's what I use. If someone does a controlled experiment which shows how and why a chain which...
12-10-02, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By bikerider

So here's my question, why don't local bike shops...

So here's my question, why don't local bike shops seem to carry this book? To me, this says more about the shop than the book.
12-10-02, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By bikerider

XT thumbshifters on one bike, Deore thumbshifters...

XT thumbshifters on one bike, Deore thumbshifters on another, STIs (gag) on the third, all 7-speed.
12-06-02, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By bikerider

I think he means that the spokes are...

I think he means that the spokes are stress-relieved:

http://draco.acs.uci.edu/rbfaq/FAQ/8c.1.html
12-06-02, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By bikerider

I don't know about the others but Jobst Brandt...

I don't know about the others but Jobst Brandt recommends resuing spokes provided the original hub is used and the spoke orientation maintained.

http://draco.acs.uci.edu/rbfaq/FAQ/8c.3.html
12-05-02, 11:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,081
Posted By bikerider

Coldest day was during the winter of 99/00 as a...

Coldest day was during the winter of 99/00 as a bike courier.

It was cold.
Forum: Commuting
12-05-02, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,343
Posted By bikerider

Like everything related to helmets, Skid Lids...

Like everything related to helmets, Skid Lids were argued about at some point in the helmet wars.

http://makeashorterlink.com/?W15522CA2



Well, even the rabidly pro-helmet BHSA disagrees...
12-05-02, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,961
Posted By bikerider

If you're not convinced that this is commonplace,...

If you're not convinced that this is commonplace, do a search for 'rim', 'crack' and 'eyelet' on Google groups - you'll see this failure described going back 10 years. Make a note of which company...
12-04-02, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,538
Posted By bikerider

Dimples in the headset race are not caused by...

Dimples in the headset race are not caused by brinelling.

http://draco.acs.uci.edu/rbfaq/FAQ/8f.13.html
11-12-02, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,768
Posted By bikerider

The wheel was undertensioned. Like...

The wheel was undertensioned.



Like most things, it's a little tricky the first time you do it, but it is not rocket science. Have a look at:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html
...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-02, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,367
Posted By bikerider

I find STIs to be useless when it is cold enough...

I find STIs to be useless when it is cold enough that I need to wear thick gloves/mitts.
11-11-02, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,007
Posted By bikerider

I don't know if you've tried this but in case you...

I don't know if you've tried this but in case you haven't, Sheldon Brown suggests a technique for getting the chainring well centered on the spider:
...
11-11-02, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By bikerider

http://www.enteract.com/~icebike/Equipment/tirecha...

http://www.enteract.com/~icebike/Equipment/tirechains.htm

I can't wait for a real snowfall.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-02, 06:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,813
Posted By bikerider

Snell, who has the highest standard, shows their...

Snell, who has the highest standard, shows their drop test with a 5 kg headform against a flat anvil to be from a height of 2.2 metres, with the stipulation that 'the peak acceleration of the...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-02, 01:01 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,813
Posted By bikerider

How telling.

How telling.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-02, 12:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,813
Posted By bikerider

Not to pick on you, but this is a very common...

Not to pick on you, but this is a very common sentiment. It would be difficult to prove in a given individual but it seems that cyclists are more wiling to be aggressive if they have a helmet on (a...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-02, 09:17 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,813
Posted By bikerider

Speaking for myself here, I don't 'harp' on...

Speaking for myself here, I don't 'harp' on people who say wearing one is smart, since this would be difficult to disprove, but I do take exception to those who state absolutely that those who choose...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-02, 04:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,813
Posted By bikerider

Yes, this is the crux of the issue. Helmet...

Yes, this is the crux of the issue. Helmet zealotry has very little to do with helmets and everything to do with a character of smug self-righteousness on the part of the lecturer.

It seems like...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-02, 04:26 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,813
Posted By bikerider

It appears to me that the helmet pictured above...

It appears to me that the helmet pictured above cracked.

Helmets are supposed to compress; I can't tell from the pics whether this one did.

With the negligible amount of tensile strength of...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-02, 04:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,813
Posted By bikerider

Ah, so you wear a helmet to walk down the street...

Ah, so you wear a helmet to walk down the street and to climb a ladder.

Examining the math, to do otherwise would be stupid.
10-21-02, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By bikerider

I see lots of older stuff including 1-1/4...

I see lots of older stuff including 1-1/4 threaded stems for sale occasionally on the group rec.bicycles.marketplace. Post a 'WTB' ad there.
10-21-02, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By bikerider

Considering the wet climate in which you live, I...

Considering the wet climate in which you live, I think you can rationalize using disc brakes, for the front at least.

I use a front Avid Mech disc and I am very satisfied with it. I don't know...
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