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10-21-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By pdlamb

I've also had good luck with Rema patches, bought...

I've also had good luck with Rema patches, bought in bulk. I've use Rema, Slime, and even Elmer's rubber cement, and can't tell the difference between them over many years and many, many patches. ...
10-21-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By cyccommute

Nope. There is not a patch out there that will...

Nope. There is not a patch out there that will stick worth a damn with “standard rubber cement”. Nor is making your own patches going to work all that well. Both aren’t even worth the time to try.
...
10-21-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Davet

The Rema TipTop brand is arguably considered the...

The Rema TipTop brand is arguably considered the Gold Standard in bicycle tube patches. Buy the kits or patches by themselves but buy good stuff. It’s no fun being on the side of the road because of...
10-21-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By masi61

Rema TipTop come in 100 count boxes at a good...

Rema TipTop come in 100 count boxes at a good price. They work great. Which patches are you referring to that do not get great reviews?
10-17-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,980
Posted By JanMM

That is completely nuts. Plenty of bright...

That is completely nuts. Plenty of bright flashing red lights are available.
(May only be applicable to NPS/Natchez Trace Parkway.)
10-17-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,980
Posted By But its me

Yes, for the sake of your fellow riders no strobe...

Yes, for the sake of your fellow riders no strobe lights at the front!
10-17-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,980
Posted By FiftySix

Because a bright white headlight is so you can...

Because a bright white headlight is so you can see the road ahead of you (as well as be seen by others). A red tail light is used only so others can see you. Not to mention the fact that white in...
10-17-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,980
Posted By cubewheels

White light in the back would can potentially...

White light in the back would can potentially confuse other motorists or cyclists on the road, so it's a safety risk

I often see many use white, even lights in other colors like blue and purple in...
10-14-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,695
Posted By T.W.O.

Moe, That looks like an Ian Oughtred design... ...

Moe, That looks like an Ian Oughtred design... Is it? Did you build it? Regardless, that is a beautiful sailboat! Cheers!
10-03-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By noglider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8tYhI8OHxI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8tYhI8OHxI
10-02-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The time tested option is to install loose balls,...

The time tested option is to install loose balls, w/o the retainer. Generally a ball or two more will fit. Option 2 is to remove the old balls from the retainer ring and snap in new ones.

I agree...
09-25-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By ClydeClydeson

All Bikes came from the manufacturer with an...

All Bikes came from the manufacturer with an 'owners manual', which included lawyerly words about the risks of cycling being your own, but had very little value otherwise. This owners manual...
09-25-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By mack_turtle

I didn't sell enough bikes to remember the...

I didn't sell enough bikes to remember the specifics—I was in the shop more than the sales floor—but I recall making a customer sign something about wearing a helmet, obeying road rules, not riding...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,466
Posted By Archwhorides

The designers of bicycle wet gear are the same...

The designers of bicycle wet gear are the same people who make surfing wet suits look like tasty sealskin.
09-20-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 703
Posted By GMS

Does anyone write things on their tires

From Joe Parkin's book A Dog in a Hat: An American Bike Racer's Story of Mud, Drugs, Blood, Betrayal, and Beauty in Belgium

"I had just come off a ride up Mount Diablo with my training partner and...
09-20-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By nomadmax

The only time something billed as "stick on" will...

The only time something billed as "stick on" will hold fast is when you want to take it off.
09-19-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By smontanaro

you supply the ruler. ;) I've seen a YouTube...

you supply the ruler. ;) I've seen a YouTube video where a similar style tool is made. In the demonstration segment, the guy used a ruler to measure the distance to the rim. Given the radius of most...
09-18-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Posted By hokiefyd

I sent Panaracer the video and they said they'd...

I sent Panaracer the video and they said they'd be happy to replace the tires. I'm pretty happy that they're working with me on this. I don't know what they'll do with the eBay seller.
09-18-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By zeeway

Loosen screws on shifter, bell, etc., and move...

Loosen screws on shifter, bell, etc., and move until grip slides on bar 100%. Then retighten everything.
09-16-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By aggiegrads

1000th Post - Thank you

I thought that I would take my 1,000th post to take the opportunity to say thank you to the many people who have helped me and helped others on this forum. I am posting this in the mechanic’s forum...
09-15-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,695
Posted By 79pmooney

I've had the privilege of sailing on some wooden...

I've had the privilege of sailing on some wooden classics. As a kid on a Concordia sailing down Maine's Eggemoggin Reach. College days, Buzzard's Bay in a full southwesterly by myself in a 1907...
09-15-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19,762
Views: 3,239,768
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ Needs a chalk outline.....

^^^^^ Needs a chalk outline.....
09-15-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,695
Posted By Classtime

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/b74f6427_eee3_4e1f_821a_575744be36d5_2068155f1abb00933c641157687fbdef5bb19502.jpeg

My over budget Clunker and Class Time’s Bow...
09-14-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,695
Posted By JJScaliger

“If God had meant for us to have fiberglass...

“If God had meant for us to have fiberglass boats, he would have planted fiberglass trees.” L.F. HerreshoffI love fiberglass boats but fun to say...
09-14-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,695
Posted By JacobLee

It's not a sailboat, but it's classic, I guess. I...

It's not a sailboat, but it's classic, I guess. I built this wooden rowboat a few years ago with my wife and daughter, and it's been a lot of fun. I spend a few hours per year touching up the paint,...
09-13-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,267
Posted By OldTryGuy

The "words of caution" were my FIL's way of...

The "words of caution" were my FIL's way of making sure I knew when handling his 38' classic wooden Matthews or 40' fiberglass trawler or 50' wooden cruiser that even as slow as we were moving bigger...
09-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 640
Posted By Narhay

There are whole cities named Raleigh.

There are whole cities named Raleigh.
09-12-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By DiabloScott

Not impossible, but more likely somebody did...

Not impossible, but more likely somebody did "maintenance" already and didn't put it back together right.
09-10-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 858
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Stainless steel is almost always a base material,...

Stainless steel is almost always a base material, not a surface treatment. Chrome is the most common surface treatment for loose balls. Chrome will allow water to gat at the base steel. thus rust.
...
08-31-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By alcjphil

If you don't have enough slack, simply remove the...

If you don't have enough slack, simply remove the bar from the stem
08-31-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By dsbrantjr

You will find out soon enough.

You will find out soon enough.
08-30-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 643
Posted By dedhed

Here are the videos you really should be watching...

Here are the videos you really should be watching to REMOVE a freewheel.

https://youtu.be/rdQE8-ea1uw

https://youtu.be/baa0ghR5yQ0
08-30-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By fietsbob

Hire one sewn?

Hire one sewn?
08-29-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19,762
Views: 3,239,768
Posted By Mr. 66

Oh come on, that will buff right out.

Oh come on, that will buff right out.
08-28-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,402
Posted By Skullo

Yup ,Mr Natural always assumes that posture when...

Yup ,Mr Natural always assumes that posture when he is about to speak profoundly.
08-28-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,607
Posted By Bughurtx

Small screw driver

thankyou for this post!!!
I actually put the screwdriver 180 degrees from the split and then holding the split ends down - I pried the ring over the hub very very slowly. It grabbed on about 75% of...
08-28-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By caloso

Both will fit and it really doesn't matter. Both...

Both will fit and it really doesn't matter. Both expand to fill the volume of the tire. In my experience, it's better to go on the small side because it's easier to fit the uninflated tube in the...
08-27-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,044
Posted By cyccommute

D’oh! And to all those who thought this was...

D’oh!

And to all those who thought this was something done maliciously, are you going to be apologizing to your fellow man for having such a low opinion of them?
08-26-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,102
Posted By genejockey

But the friction with the rim would have the...

But the friction with the rim would have the effect of twisting the rest of the pad AWAY from the rim reducing the contact surface, wheres with proper toe-in, the friction twists the pad TOWARD the...
08-26-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,172
Posted By fietsbob

Its an old technique from square rigged sailing...

Its an old technique from square rigged sailing days when all the lines were a natural fiber, to hold the cut ends together..
Forum: Commuting
08-25-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,796
Posted By closetbiker

Did it!

That’s right, I managed to commute by bicycle my entire career.

After 35 years of riding in every day, I’ve retired. Or rather, I left work and am collecting my pension after maxing out on...
08-19-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By AlanO

They get bound on the steerer threads when the...

They get bound on the steerer threads when the locknut is tightened, it’s just jammed. The hole that fits over the steerer is large enough that you hold it at an angle, slide the tab into the slot,...
08-17-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Jeff Wills

This was normal for sidepull brakes back in the...

This was normal for sidepull brakes back in the day. After you have everything tightened down, you'll need to recenter the brake by turning the center bolt toward the pad that's contacting the rim. ...
08-17-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,507
Posted By cyccommute

Sheldon’s got this one wrong. The hub isn’t...

Sheldon’s got this one wrong. The hub isn’t “free to turn” because the hub is laced to the rim through the spokes. Apply force to the rim and the force translates down to the fork and contact patch...
08-10-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By bobwysiwyg

Tell this to Boeing.

Tell this to Boeing.
08-08-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,995
Posted By BobbyG

DreamRider85 I've been using a Take-a-Look...

DreamRider85 I've been using a Take-a-Look glasses mounted mirrors for years and years in conjunction with a bar-end mirror. It is the ability to turn my head and get a sweeping view of what's...
08-08-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,401
Posted By dsbrantjr

The worst that will happen is that they will say...

The worst that will happen is that they will say "No".
08-05-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 815
Posted By davester

If you actually find yourself a roll of original...

If you actually find yourself a roll of original Tressostar, bear in mind that it's length will be just a few inches short of what you actually need.
08-01-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 751
Posted By Antiquarian

An update! So I scrubbed, cursed, sanded and...

An update!

So I scrubbed, cursed, sanded and scrubbed some more. Put everything back together. Braking is much improved, but still not fantastic. Hopefully this will improve with time. Squealing...
07-31-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,647
Posted By FiftySix

Definitely.

Definitely.
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