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04-01-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By bikecommuter13

Bike front brake off alignment after hit by a car on a rack

My bike was on a bike rack at the back of my car. Some car rear ended it. Then I found out the front brake was off alignment. One pad is closer to the rim than the other. I can't figure out what...
04-01-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By bikecommuter13

San Francisco. This route is from San Francisco...

San Francisco. This route is from San Francisco to San Mateo.
03-23-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By bikecommuter13

18 mile commute time with an ebike vs normal bike

I am looking at a 18 mile commute route. Google estimate is 1:42 for regular bike, 46 minutes for car on local roads.

what would be the average expected commute time for an ebike?
02-11-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,255
Posted By bikecommuter13

How about these two items combined? I wonder if...

How about these two items combined? I wonder if anyone has tried this set up:
...
02-11-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,255
Posted By bikecommuter13

Bicycle seats for 8 year old?

Are there any bicycle seats for 8 year old kids? 60 lbs.
Forum: Touring
02-16-18, 11:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,992
Posted By bikecommuter13

The tension bolt is loose and doesn't get into...

The tension bolt is loose and doesn't get into the way. I can slide the extender through the holes ok without the cam lock attached to the rack. Once it's attached, there is no space to get a...
Forum: Touring
02-15-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,992
Posted By bikecommuter13

I just purchased this rack. I am not able to...

I just purchased this rack. I am not able to push the extender through the cam lock. I am not sure if I got a defective rack. Was it easy for you to slide the extender through the cam lock?
01-22-18, 01:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 505
Posted By bikecommuter13

Double leg kickstand for 2017 Fuji touring?

Has anyone successfully installed a double leg kickstand for Fuji touring? My model is 2017.

I can only install a rear mount kickstand like this: Greenfield Stabilizer Rear Mount Kickstand -...
08-11-17, 10:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By bikecommuter13

OK. No they don't go outside of the dropouts. I...

OK. No they don't go outside of the dropouts. I am using the original rack and skewer right now. So far so good after 16 miles. But I am a little scared hitting potholes or bumps...
08-11-17, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By bikecommuter13

Do you mean if the skewer is long enough? The...

Do you mean if the skewer is long enough? The skewer was about half of a center meter inside of the lock nut when secured.
08-10-17, 11:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By bikecommuter13

Thanks Rowan. I removed the skewer attached rack...

Thanks Rowan. I removed the skewer attached rack to put back the original one. I hope the original skewer can hold the wheel securely in place...

I took some pictures of the dropouts, not sure...
08-10-17, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By bikecommuter13

I have used this set up for about 40 miles only. ...

I have used this set up for about 40 miles only. This morning when I have almost no weight on the rack, when pedaling, the chain just pulled the wheel out of alignment. This skewer is not doing...
08-09-17, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By bikecommuter13

You guys have very good points. In fact, I saw a...

You guys have very good points. In fact, I saw a little paint fell off when I tighten the skewer hard. Does this mean that area will rust easily?

Now, say if I mount the rack on the braze-on's,...
08-09-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By bikecommuter13

Skewer goes out of position on heavy load

I have a rear rack that attaches to the skewer: https://www.blackburndesign.com/racks/rear-racks/ex-1-disc-rack.html

It's installed on my 2017 Fuji Touring.

Under heavy load, the skewer will go...
08-02-17, 12:18 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,099
Posted By bikecommuter13

I find performance bicycle has better prices if...

I find performance bicycle has better prices if you can wait for their annual 30% back event. You get lifetime free adjustments too.
08-02-17, 12:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,938
Posted By bikecommuter13

I bought a helmet mirror from ebay for less than...

I bought a helmet mirror from ebay for less than $3. I have been using it for 2 days now. I am not sure how the expensive ones performs or do they give you a better view. But for the one I got,...
07-27-17, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By bikecommuter13

I back pedal when I go super slowly waiting for a...

I back pedal when I go super slowly waiting for a red light or when I stop with the crank not at the "correct" start position. (btw, that's the main reason I don't like coaster brakes)

I think I...
07-27-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By bikecommuter13

I brought the bike to the shop. The mechanic...

I brought the bike to the shop. The mechanic said he couldn't fix it and it could be the big chainring. So I did some more finding. When the bike is on the smallest cog and the big ring, when I...
07-26-17, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By bikecommuter13

Chain goes to the smaller cogs when back pedaling

I have 50/34 chainrings and 9 speed cassette. When I am on 50 chain ring and 6th largest cog and back pedals, the chain lands at 5th largest cog at around quarter turn and continues to land at 4th...
Forum: Touring
07-22-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By bikecommuter13

What is a decent cargo trailer that is relative cheap

I think the BOB YAK trailer is very popular. It costs around $300.

Yet this one is less than $80:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-17, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By bikecommuter13

Lower back pressure/discomfort when pedaling hard

I commute on a Fuji Sportif endurance type road bike. I have been pedaling harder than usual these few days. I am feeling my lower back getting a lot of pressure. Has anyone experienced the same...
07-16-17, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By bikecommuter13

Is this tire about done?

I just spotted this today. I was still commuting with it couple days ago. It looks like it's about to tear. Should I replace it now?
07-06-17, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,762
Posted By bikecommuter13

I am 5'7.5" and I ride Fuji Sportif and Touring...

I am 5'7.5" and I ride Fuji Sportif and Touring 54cm. I think that's the largest I can go. I am guessing the 52cm will fit you better.
07-01-17, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By bikecommuter13

It's Fuji Touring. The mechanic said the issue...

It's Fuji Touring. The mechanic said the issue was due to the bar end shifting. He said after down shifting / pulling the up, I need to push it a little bit down to make sure it's at the end of...
07-01-17, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By bikecommuter13

The shop said things look fine. The thing is the...

The shop said things look fine. The thing is the bike works ok on the stand or casual riding. When I carry 30 lbs of stuff and going in and out of traffic going up and down hills things get wacky.
07-01-17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By bikecommuter13

It's a brand new bike. The mechanic in the shop...

It's a brand new bike. The mechanic in the shop says everything is fine.
07-01-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By bikecommuter13

What is the term for when the chain is not securely in gear?

In the rear cassette, when the chain is securely in gear, you can pedal under heavy load or slow cadence and it will work perfectly and securely. You can stand up or whatever.

Sometimes after...
06-30-17, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By bikecommuter13

So it happened like this. I bought a brand new...

So it happened like this. I bought a brand new fuji touring. Rode it for about 100 miles and brought it to the shop to find out why the shifting isn't 100%, not even close to 60%. After some...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By bikecommuter13

Is there a performance bicycle store near where...

Is there a performance bicycle store near where you live? They have good return policy should things don't work out. I like this pannier much more than the ortlieb: TransIt Torrent Waterproof...
06-29-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,931
Posted By bikecommuter13

Very nice bike. How much did it cost? I bought...

Very nice bike. How much did it cost? I bought a 2017 fuji touring for around $600 (taking into account the team performance points) not long ago. I think LHT might be double that. I am having...
06-29-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By bikecommuter13

Efficiency is the key. I didn't get this...

Efficiency is the key. I didn't get this straight chain = efficiency idea util after 4 years of bike commuting :)
06-29-17, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By bikecommuter13

Nice take! Thanks!

Nice take! Thanks!
06-29-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By bikecommuter13

Optimal gear selection on 3 x9 speed bike

I have been reading about this from various sources and I think this is pretty conservative chart on what gears I should select on my 3 x 9 speed bike to avoid cross chain:


+----+----+----+----+...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-17, 11:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,654
Posted By bikecommuter13

Top reasons for bike commuting is: 1) Combine...

Top reasons for bike commuting is: 1) Combine exercise and commute, time saver 2) Save money on gas or public transit and 3) You can come and go anytime and traffic is always good

Top skills to...
06-02-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By bikecommuter13

How to identify a right fork for replacement

I have a fuji sportif that has this fork: FC-770 carbon integrated w/ 1 1/8" alloy steerer

I want to replace it with a steel fork so that I can put a front rack and panniers.

Are these the...
05-18-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By bikecommuter13

When I switch from the small ring to the big, it...

When I switch from the small ring to the big, it sometimes wants to move back to the small ring. And when I am on the big ring, I hear this clicking sound and see that the chain is not perfectly...
05-18-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By bikecommuter13

Big chain ring tooth damaged after 5000 miles?

One of the teeth in my big chainring is damaged after about 5,000 miles of riding. Is that normal? 563846 Oh, the second one from the right (relative to the circled one) is damaged as well. This...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-16, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,221
Posted By bikecommuter13

This rack can handle the max load (40 or 50 lbs)...

This rack can handle the max load (40 or 50 lbs) when installed like that?
Forum: Commuting
12-12-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,234
Posted By bikecommuter13

One of the spokes snapped near the nipple a few...

One of the spokes snapped near the nipple a few months after riding. I commute with 20 to 30 lbs of load. I was thinking the current wheel set is not meant for carrying load, maybe I am wrong?
Forum: Commuting
12-11-16, 01:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,234
Posted By bikecommuter13

Thanks for pointing out the potential problems. ...

Thanks for pointing out the potential problems. I am using 25c tires right now, but I can use 28c also. What does 135 OLD mean? My bike has a 9 speed cassette. I carry anywhere from 20 lbs to 40...
12-11-16, 01:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,991
Posted By bikecommuter13

How much does hub affect speed?

I have two wheels with the same cassette. When I put wheel #1 into the bike, spin it, I rotates well and stops slowly. For wheel #2, it rotates and then stops faster than wheel #1. Can I assume...
12-11-16, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By bikecommuter13

Thanks guys. I loosed the derailleur cable and...

Thanks guys. I loosed the derailleur cable and re-adjusted the derailleur. I used to be afraid of adjusting the derailleur from point zero. Now I am more comfortable since last time I was forced...
12-10-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By bikecommuter13

rear derailleur is two gears off after re-installing cassette

[Update]
I tried a different wheel from another bike, same cassette. Same issue. So I think it's just a derailleur adjustment issue. Not sure why it will change after a few months of non-use......
12-10-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By bikecommuter13

I pushed the valve into the tire and it fixed the...

I pushed the valve into the tire and it fixed the problem! Thanks so much. I have learn one more thing about bike maintenance :)
12-10-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By bikecommuter13

The wheel is not on my bike. A few months ago a...

The wheel is not on my bike. A few months ago a spoke broke. I finally put a new spoke in, put the cassette back in, put the rim tape back in. And I put the inner tube and tire in, pumped in the...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-16, 07:04 PM
12-10-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By bikecommuter13

Tire is almost outside of the rim -- wheel not round?

Is this because the wheel is not round? What do I need to do to fix this problem? Or can it be fixed?
Forum: Commuting
12-09-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,221
Posted By bikecommuter13

I don't have the bike. Was just wondering about...

I don't have the bike. Was just wondering about the design. I have learned something new now :)
Forum: Commuting
12-09-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,221
Posted By bikecommuter13

Thanks. I was wondering how you can put a rack...

Thanks. I was wondering how you can put a rack over the wheel when the eyelets are below the wheel.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-16, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,221
Posted By bikecommuter13

How to put a rear rack on this bike

I am just curious. Since the wheel is so big, how do you put a rear rack? And it actually has eyelets...
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