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05-10-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By Jeff Neese

Very practical as long as you can use the same...

Very practical as long as you can use the same gearing. I had three sets of identical wheels built, specifically for that purpose. Since the rims are the same (Sun CR18) and so is the rear cassette,...
05-08-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 523
Posted By Jeff Neese

If you can swing the cost, it's nice to have two...

If you can swing the cost, it's nice to have two sets of complete wheels, with different tires mounted for different purposes. It's much easier to swap wheels than change tires.
05-07-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 523
Posted By Jeff Neese

Endurance, Touring and Gravel are mostly just...

Endurance, Touring and Gravel are mostly just marketing labels and there is a high degree of overlap. From the description of your rides, it sounds like a "touring" bike is what you want, but as...
05-05-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 747
Posted By Jeff Neese

It helps him know that his question was very easy...

It helps him know that his question was very easy to understand (especially with the pictures), and that it made sense to everyone else.
05-05-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 747
Posted By Jeff Neese

I think what he is looking for makes sense to the...

I think what he is looking for makes sense to the rest of us, hence the number of actually useful suggestions from other members.
Forum: Foo
05-02-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By Jeff Neese

This is only $12 and it lasts virtually forever. ...

This is only $12 and it lasts virtually forever.
...
05-01-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Jeff Neese

It's not a choice you need to make, if you are...

It's not a choice you need to make, if you are refurbing a bike and using the existing wheels. Use whatever the rims are made for. There are adapters that let you use presta tubes in a rim drilled...
04-20-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 652
Posted By Jeff Neese

The only thing I've found is these: ...

The only thing I've found is these:

Controltech Terminator MTB Bike Handlebar Bar End Extension Plug...
04-19-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By Jeff Neese

Yes, I misread the original post and thought he...

Yes, I misread the original post and thought he meant 1 link, not 1 inch which is the same as 2 links. You're right - if he's in big-big and there is still spring in the derailleur, he should be...
04-15-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Jeff Neese

That Acera derailleur would be a fine upgrade,...

That Acera derailleur would be a fine upgrade, and perfectly compatible with your shifters.
04-14-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,500
Posted By Jeff Neese

Or, you can just turn the barrel adjuster...

Or, you can just turn the barrel adjuster counterclockwise about a half turn, if the cable stretches. I typically go years without doing much in the way of adjustment, on any of my cable-actuated...
04-12-22, 03:48 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,052
Posted By Jeff Neese

If you haven't ridden with friction shifters in a...

If you haven't ridden with friction shifters in a while, there is a bit of practice and it might seem awkward and fiddly at first, but after a short time you get it on the first try and trimming the...
04-12-22, 03:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,181
Posted By Jeff Neese

I don't know about the "dead dog" thing, but I...

I don't know about the "dead dog" thing, but I fully agree about spray first and ask questions later. As I will keep reminding people, incidents with dogs, whether it's a bite or a crash, happen in...
04-10-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,181
Posted By Jeff Neese

Correct. It could have easily gone the other way...

Correct. It could have easily gone the other way when it jumped for your face, and you wouldn't have had a chance. If it could lick you then it could bite you, and it happens in a split second.
04-10-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,181
Posted By Jeff Neese

The only dog that is well-behaved around people...

The only dog that is well-behaved around people outdoors is one that is on a leash. If it's loose then it's a stray dog and if it gets close, it gets sprayed. I do not wait to see if the dog is...
04-10-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,098
Posted By Jeff Neese

I just use original-recipe WD40 to clean and lube...

I just use original-recipe WD40 to clean and lube my chain about every 100-150 miles. I've never had a rusty chain in over 50 years, several hundred thousand miles, and countless bicycles.
04-09-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,181
Posted By Jeff Neese

My technique is this. As soon as I see a dog off...

My technique is this. As soon as I see a dog off the leash, I get off my bike and put it between me and the dog, and get pepper spray in hand. If the dog approaches and ignores my yelling ("STOP! GO...
04-06-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,052
Posted By Jeff Neese

The premise of Grant Petersen's book Just Ride is...

The premise of Grant Petersen's book Just Ride is that the influence of racing (and marketing) has actually ruined cycling for the masses. He advocates for becoming an "unracer". I tend to agree.
04-06-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 479
Posted By Jeff Neese

You may have to buy a hub off eBay and just swap...

You may have to buy a hub off eBay and just swap the axle. There are plenty of Sansin hubs out there. It may not even be proprietary so any "parts drawer" axle might work. Post a picture of the...
04-05-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,052
Posted By Jeff Neese

This newfangled "index shifting" is something I...

This newfangled "index shifting" is something I can certainly live without.
04-04-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By Jeff Neese

That looks like a good candidate for sandblasting...

That looks like a good candidate for sandblasting to bare metal followed by powdercoating. A 614 is a nice frame, well worth restoring.
03-31-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,102
Posted By Jeff Neese

I'm surprised by the number of responses that...

I'm surprised by the number of responses that imply that you must have done something wrong when installing the new tube. Maybe you did, but not necessarily.

I once had a set of wheels built...
03-30-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By Jeff Neese

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03-25-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,240
Posted By Jeff Neese

In addition to what has been already mentioned,...

In addition to what has been already mentioned, touring bikes usually have a lower bottom bracket, providing a lower center of gravity and stability when loaded.
03-19-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By Jeff Neese

If you're going to have a rear derailleur anyway,...

If you're going to have a rear derailleur anyway, why not just go with 5 speed?
03-16-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,778
Posted By Jeff Neese

You're talking about saddle tilt, not fore-aft...

You're talking about saddle tilt, not fore-aft movement on the rails, aren't you?
03-16-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By Jeff Neese

I use those cable liners whenever possible. They...

I use those cable liners whenever possible. They work better than the rubber donuts to protect the paint. 30 meters of the stuff is only $12.
03-14-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 662
Posted By Jeff Neese

Update. I bought two packs of these from Amazon....

Update. I bought two packs of these from Amazon. The two that I needed replacements for (with the Continental tubes) worked fine. I also examined them under a high-power loupe and they seem much...
Forum: Foo
03-13-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 830
Posted By Jeff Neese

One of the dumbest urban legends around.

One of the dumbest urban legends around.
03-12-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,103
Posted By Jeff Neese

Well now you've got a real debate on your hands....

Well now you've got a real debate on your hands. I say the aluminum caps should be color-matched to the valve stem, which in most cases is silver. If the stem is black though (like most schrader...
03-12-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,103
Posted By Jeff Neese

Yeah, I hear that all the time - you don't "need"...

Yeah, I hear that all the time - you don't "need" them. If I change a tire by the side of the road and somehow manage to lose both the new one and the old one, I know I can inflate the tire anyway...
03-08-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 662
Posted By Jeff Neese

That's exactly what happened with these - too...

That's exactly what happened with these - too much leakage before I could screw the cap down. I also haven't had this problem in all my years of using presta valves.
03-07-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 662
Posted By Jeff Neese

Presta valve cores - Quality differences?

I just had two out of four brand new Continental Race 28 tubes come with bad presta valves right out of the box. Hard to believe that quality control has gone down so much, especially with Conti...
03-07-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 369,899
Posted By Jeff Neese

I think Stan Lee originally created the Marvel...

I think Stan Lee originally created the Marvel universe, and all intelligent life forms in it. Maybe you're over-thinking it.
03-06-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 369,899
Posted By Jeff Neese

Didn't those same gods also create talking...

Didn't those same gods also create talking raccoons, and the tree guy? Or is that a different "universe"?
Forum: Foo
03-05-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,018
Posted By Jeff Neese

I wouldn't mind that they sound like Zep, if they...

I wouldn't mind that they sound like Zep, if they could play like them. But there's never a time listening to Greta Van Fleet that makes you sit up and say "Wow - those guys can JAM!"

Growing...
03-04-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,349
Posted By Jeff Neese

There are sometimes good deals, and I have one...

There are sometimes good deals, and I have one set of wheels that I bought already built. But many pre-made wheels are machine built and you have to check the spoke tension and give the wheels a...
03-02-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,260
Posted By Jeff Neese

One in the front. Other than the steep...

One in the front. Other than the steep out-of-pocket expense, totally worth it. The alternative is a bridge - no thanks. I wouldn't go so far as to call it "no big deal" but that's relative. ...
03-01-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,349
Posted By Jeff Neese

Alex Rims Adventurers have a very good...

Alex Rims Adventurers have a very good reputation. They're made for loaded touring bikes and other places where strength is needed. They weren't discontinued but there is an Adventurer 2 out now. ...
03-01-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,349
Posted By Jeff Neese

I'll second the recommendation of Sun CR18s. I...

I'll second the recommendation of Sun CR18s. I have them on three wheelsets. They're double-walled with grommets and are very strong. Use your existing hubs and let a GOOD wheelbuilder build you a...
02-28-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,349
Posted By Jeff Neese

I agree that many experienced wheelbuilders can...

I agree that many experienced wheelbuilders can get it pretty close by plucking, and I'm sure you're aware that a reasonable degree of accuracy can be produced with a guitar tuning app. And there is...
02-28-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,349
Posted By Jeff Neese

The spokes did not break because they reached...

The spokes did not break because they reached their stress cycles, they broke because the forces acting on them exceeded their yield strength. And that was due to uneven spoke tension.

Under...
02-28-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,349
Posted By Jeff Neese

No. Assuming they are stainless steel spokes,...

No. Assuming they are stainless steel spokes, they have infinite stress cycles. Unless they are bent or corroded, there is absolutely no reason to replace perfectly good spokes.

The reason the OP...
02-18-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,357
Posted By Jeff Neese

Not unless there is intent to defraud, and of...

Not unless there is intent to defraud, and of course it won't serve in any legal capacity (a bank isn't going to cash a check with it, you wouldn't be able to buy beer, and the police won't accept it...
02-18-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,357
Posted By Jeff Neese

I carry a photocopy of my drivers license, with...

I carry a photocopy of my drivers license, with Emergency Contact info printed on the other side, laminated and a copy thrown into all of my bike bags. If you have access to a scanner and printer,...
02-16-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,499
Posted By Jeff Neese

I nominate that bike for the Frankenbike Hall of...

I nominate that bike for the Frankenbike Hall of Fame.
02-15-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,499
Posted By Jeff Neese

I think you hit the nail on the head - preferably...

I think you hit the nail on the head - preferably harvested from other bikes. The original Frankenstein's monster was assembled from parts of different bodies, all scavenged from graveyards. If you...
02-10-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 369,899
Posted By Jeff Neese

Nightmare Alley 7/10. Not a great movie but...

Nightmare Alley 7/10. Not a great movie but the performances/characters are worthwhile, and it's a very stylish film. The story doesn't go very deep though, and there are more than a few...
02-08-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,367
Posted By Jeff Neese

Looks like this was a (successful) troll. One...

Looks like this was a (successful) troll. One can't help but notice that the OP is nowhere to be found and hasn't responded with any kind of clarification or follow-up questions. Just a vague,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,120
Posted By Jeff Neese

It's not nastier than what comes off our bodies,...

It's not nastier than what comes off our bodies, just more of it. And a shower enclosure is easy to clean and sanitize.
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