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08-16-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By easyupbug

You have 10 posts so post a picture of your set...

You have 10 posts so post a picture of your set up. Treking bars have maximum position and raising you stem would take some weight off you hands.
08-16-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By easyupbug

I roll through parking lots and eventually find a...

I roll through parking lots and eventually find a good enough match.
08-16-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 251
Posted By easyupbug

Remember you asked. I have a lot of bikes and...

Remember you asked. I have a lot of bikes and retired so helping in the community so I use the best type grease for people who may not be fastidious (or as I have seen not careful at all) in cleaning...
08-15-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By easyupbug

People poo poo as it is a last resort for...

People poo poo as it is a last resort for effectively removing contaminants, that we try to keep off.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 511
Posted By easyupbug

I run 28 rear and 25 front on a couple...

I run 28 rear and 25 front on a couple Tommasini's with Air forks, a Tecno and a Prestige.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 511
Posted By easyupbug

We like to leave a 3mm gap between the tire and...

We like to leave a 3mm gap between the tire and any spot on your frame or fork so you don't get rub under max acceleration or if the wheel get a slight wobble on a ride.
At 72 I don't do hard...
08-15-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,458
Posted By easyupbug

It was for the World's largest mining company at...

It was for the World's largest mining company at the time intended to be a purely engineering/manufacturing investigation as we were looking at a massive project which was nothing like a mining...
Forum: Recumbent
08-14-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By easyupbug

Also search : bentrider for two racks for trikes...

Also search : bentrider for two racks for trikes and there is some input.
Forum: Recumbent
08-14-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By easyupbug

Go to you tube and search there, they have a...

Go to you tube and search there, they have a couple of interesting approaches.
08-14-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By easyupbug

The above 753 Andy saved hung afterward by...

The above 753 Andy saved hung afterward by strings run through the rims hung straight as an arrow and it fails Sheldon's string test badly but I can ride it around the block w/o touching the...
08-14-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,236
Posted By easyupbug

I am thinking it is a National trend that...

I am thinking it is a National trend that customer service does not pay as well as it once did. I see it in other subtle areas, just help a good do-it-yourself lady with a plumbing problem and she...
08-13-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,309
Posted By easyupbug

Could not agree more, I am fortunate to have too...

Could not agree more, I am fortunate to have too many bikes including 3 titaniums and 3 customs built for me in EL, Prestige ultralight and Reynolds 853 and a Vitus 979 which as it has a grub screw...
08-13-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By easyupbug

and an inspiration to all us tinkerer.

and an inspiration to all us tinkerer.
08-13-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By easyupbug

It is worth the trouble. My worst was 7 years...

It is worth the trouble. My worst was 7 years ago an utterly unridable 80's custom from a local builder. Hung upside down by strings looped through the rims the fork would cant off 30. A lugged...
08-13-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By easyupbug

Post pictures over on C&V as said, drive side for...

Post pictures over on C&V as said, drive side for sure, once you have a post count of 10 or if less ask someone to help post for you.
08-13-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By easyupbug

You have a tuff one, the paste suggestion for...

You have a tuff one, the paste suggestion for removing any glazing and cleaning the pads is a good one even if it does not work for any length of time as the problem would be narrowed down to be the...
08-12-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By easyupbug

I have also played with this with some success,...

I have also played with this with some success, my current favorites are three titaniums, two with mustache bars and one with simply a drop bar chopped off as it rotates down and then mounted upside...
08-11-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By easyupbug

↑↑↑ This as the forward edge of the crack is a...

↑↑↑ This as the forward edge of the crack is a massive stress riser which is relieved but drilling the leading edge out.
08-11-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By easyupbug

May not at all be your problem and I don't like...

May not at all be your problem and I don't like the sound of "cook off the nasties" which is the opposite of what we want to do. Here is what we do that works...
08-10-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,521
Posted By easyupbug

I suspect you have a physical condition that is...

I suspect you have a physical condition that is behind the criteria you laid out which also strikes me a difficult. I am far from an expert at endurance rides or credit card touring having done very...
08-10-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By easyupbug

I use isopropyl alcohol because I am retired and...

I use isopropyl alcohol because I am retired and so have the time to do it often before they get bad and it does not leave anything on the surfaces. I also don't get anywhere near my rotors with a...
08-10-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,458
Posted By easyupbug

Despite the difficulties we in the US are having...

Despite the difficulties we in the US are having with the PRC, I have many friends and in general found the people much like us, just wanting a better life for their children. I did heavy industry...
08-09-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,458
Posted By easyupbug

I have written this so many times I should just...

I have written this so many times I should just save a copy for posting. I did vendor evaluations in the PRC in 2005 to 2010 and the issue is the Chinese culture which is if a seller take advantage...
08-09-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By easyupbug

By the way my decals have taken a 20+ year...

By the way my decals have taken a 20+ year beating and am looking for a replacement. There was a guy in Europe who reportedly had a nice set for a '98 but I can not make contact. Should you run...
08-09-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By easyupbug

I use 1mm pad thickness a a replacement point on...

I use 1mm pad thickness a a replacement point on bikes and a trike, I inspect often.
08-08-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By easyupbug

I have avoided surgery and wish you the best. ...

I have avoided surgery and wish you the best. Looking for speed and accommodating your issues I understand having arthritis in hands, back and knees which makes me at times sensitive to frames and...
08-08-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By easyupbug

I did vendor evaluations in the PRC and can tell...

I did vendor evaluations in the PRC and can tell you while the PI QA/QC people are on site they will crank out good quality and cheaply. However, after they leave at the end of the run, maybe 10s of...
08-08-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By easyupbug

You should have no trouble as long as your wheels...

You should have no trouble as long as your wheels will work for you. Here is a source which in detail explains all the possible...
08-08-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By easyupbug

Congratulations, I own a '98 Zurich with the...

Congratulations, I own a '98 Zurich with the classic red with white panels on the terrific Reynolds 853 frame and it came with 25mm but I now ride 28mm. You have a 130mm dropout spacing so as said...
08-08-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,309
Posted By easyupbug

That is a discouraging indictment of the...

That is a discouraging indictment of the industry. I helped a neighbor with a new to him 3 year old Cannondale CAAD 12. Took a ride and wow what an improvement over the Cannondale I once owned...
08-07-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,458
Posted By easyupbug

In the three states I predominantly ride AZ, OR &...

In the three states I predominantly ride AZ, OR & WY and I suspect others you would and should be ticketed as it is dangerous and annoying to cyclists who would meet you head on following the law..
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08-07-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,458
Posted By easyupbug

We all ride so we see mounted mirrors all the...

We all ride so we see mounted mirrors all the time. You reference Amazon who probably has pages of mirrors ready to be sold and mounted on your bike because they sell zillions of them every day so...
08-06-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,419
Posted By easyupbug

Would you disparage the owners that allowed...

Would you disparage the owners that allowed this:https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jacqueline-durand-disfigured-attack-dogs-lawsuit/?Texas college student loses her ears, nose and lips after being...
08-05-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,309
Posted By easyupbug

I would not be surprised if even the track guys...

I would not be surprised if even the track guys could not detect the lateral difference in track hubs.
08-05-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,309
Posted By easyupbug

I just looked up SPD, sounds terrible, sorry for...

I just looked up SPD, sounds terrible, sorry for your troubles but in this context I see where you are going. Would you generally agree with the results of that report? I would as my arthritis would...
Forum: Recumbent
08-04-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By easyupbug

I forgot to mention what got me here, arthritis...

I forgot to mention what got me here, arthritis in my hands is no longer stopping me from a ride on the bad arthritis days.
08-03-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 884
Posted By easyupbug

You can try as some have said: reversing the B...

You can try as some have said:
reversing the B screw but that makes adjustment messy
add a nut to the end of the screw for more surface area
get a longer screw
do check you hanger and derailleur...
08-03-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,666
Posted By easyupbug

↑⇡↑ I have never seen anything near that bad, did...

↑⇡↑ I have never seen anything near that bad, did you use 0W weight oil?
08-03-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,309
Posted By easyupbug

Exactly right, only you know your requirements....

Exactly right, only you know your requirements. At soon to be 73 with arthritis in my hands & knee I am sensitive to road/trail conditions, frame builders and their materials, tires, anti-vibration...
08-01-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By easyupbug

Had a similar issue and paste slowed the creep,...

Had a similar issue and paste slowed the creep, what stopped it was grease plus valve grinding compound.
07-31-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By easyupbug

I have a '89 Master and I recall when looking the...

I have a '89 Master and I recall when looking the '89 Expert they dropped the 105 and went to Suntour's new GPX group, crank, FD and RD, etc. If an '89 yours is white as shown but with beautiful (to...
07-30-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,180
Posted By easyupbug

I did vendor evaluations in the PRC for several...

I did vendor evaluations in the PRC for several years for industrial parts and supplies. IME a company like Shimano would have QA/QC staff on site or a long relationship with the manufacturer and...
07-26-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,586
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Posted By easyupbug

Have you ever seen half clips in various lengths?

Now well in my 70s I am very aware of my balance issues and have experimented with clips w/o the straps that came with some of my vintage bikes and am impressed. I suspect they are more flexible...
07-20-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,071
Posted By easyupbug

I have a lot of bikes with a lot of tires sizes...

I have a lot of bikes with a lot of tires sizes so average of all (but not the recumbent trike for bad arthritis days):

road - 81.3 psi
mtb - 38.1 psi
07-19-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By easyupbug

If you search his posts you will see he has not...

If you search his posts you will see he has not posted since last Sept so you might not get a response. I had my very old rack smashed in a parking lot while out on a ride and the gentleman cyclist...
07-16-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 633
Posted By easyupbug

RVers used Aerospace 303 on their tires which sit...

RVers used Aerospace 303 on their tires which sit outside, works well done in Southern Arizona. Keeps them looking nice as well.
07-14-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 504
Posted By easyupbug

My #1 absolute issue with newbies, seen mostly...

My #1 absolute issue with newbies, seen mostly when changing a flat, is the damage done to brake/shifter name plates that are becoming impossible to find.
07-13-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,430
Posted By easyupbug

Exactly, I still can get into the newer style...

Exactly, I still can get into the newer style bars with less drop and on the shorter TTs but pretty much only on declines. On bad arthritis days I am on a trike and enjoying it.
07-13-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,430
Posted By easyupbug

The above is my experience as well. Now in my...

The above is my experience as well. Now in my 70s with old man shrinking disease smaller frames get the time and my 58s do not get any time at all.
07-13-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By easyupbug

In my industry salvage commercial ultrasonic...

In my industry salvage commercial ultrasonic cleaner after all of that shaking if I put the chain in with the same cleaner of choice in a glass container I get a lot
more cleaning.
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