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08-01-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 342
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...
08-01-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 955
Posted By PaulH

I like drum brakes because they work well in rain...

I like drum brakes because they work well in rain and snow and have minimal maintenance. Also, around here, the sand and salt on the road are sufficient to reduce the lifetime of rims used in daily...
Forum: Touring
07-28-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Doug64

[/b] I'm still curious to see how you set up...

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I'm still curious to see how you set up the 42 cm frame you are riding.

IMO headtube size has nothing to do with amount of seatpost showing when fitting a bike, especially on a touring...
07-27-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,646
Posted By veganbikes

Not that the flashers care about anyone else but...

Not that the flashers care about anyone else but please don't flash you a solid light ALWAYS! The fact that there are some cyclists and other world users like myself who have a tough time seeing with...
07-27-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 491
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Simple experiment is to remove the brake...

Simple experiment is to remove the brake hanger/stop and then ride the bike and see what happens. Or sub a different bolt that isn't an Allen wrench one. In the as imaged condition can you pivot the...
07-22-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,646
Posted By PJay120

Besides this hypothetical about inducing a...

Besides this hypothetical about inducing a seizure, which seems to be a non-issue, there are two real problems with blinking lights:
First. As someone has noted, the human brain will detect the...
07-18-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Well done. Your experience explains why the...

Well done. Your experience explains why the shifting function of these hubs often improves with use. These interfaces wear in over time and move more freely.
That said, the wide range version of the...
07-16-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By shelbyfv

Good job, impressive! :thumb:

Good job, impressive! :thumb:
07-15-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,870
Posted By Leisesturm

You want it all ways don't you. Amazingly light,...

You want it all ways don't you. Amazingly light, breathable and comfortable, supremely protective from impacts from all angles ... a car can do all that and more besides. That's what most people ride...
Forum: Foo
07-12-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Back before we had satellite radio, internet and...

Back before we had satellite radio, internet and smart phones. I would listen to the BBC at night when the signal bounce off the ionosphere from the UK to Texas. I was fascinated on how many far away...
07-09-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By Pop N Wood

Suckage I recently replaced my quick release...

Suckage

I recently replaced my quick release skewers with ones that require a simple allen wrench.

Stupid to have to do so but might reduce by 1% the chance of what you just experienced.
...
07-02-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,723
Posted By aclinjury

This is a bit of a misleading question as...

This is a bit of a misleading question as out-right catastrophic failures are rare.

The better question for carbon frames (and components) would be how many carbon frames have:
- a crack down the...
07-01-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,317
Posted By base2

Yep. My Rolhoff Rodriguez does everything....

Yep. My Rolhoff Rodriguez does everything. Everything.

It is not a fast aero racing bike but the low 20's is enough for a flat land cruise.
It's not a mountain bike but pulling a 25% grades with...
07-01-20, 10:39 PM
06-27-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By Steve B.

Baby steps. Ride with just the seat moves for...

Baby steps. Ride with just the seat moves for about 2 weeks. Get some mileage in before tinkering with more changes.
06-09-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,144
Posted By Korina

When you say flat bars, do you mean a straight...

When you say flat bars, do you mean a straight one? I've tried those and they're horribly uncomfortable. You might try swept bars, like Velo-Orange' (https://velo-orange.com/collections/handlebars)s...
Forum: Foo
06-04-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By jack pot

Deaf jammed

i find it most distracting that every public pronouncement on TV is accompanied by SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) ... does this mean that deaf people can't read close captioning ... does it mean that the ASL...
05-20-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,139
Posted By veganbikes

Thomson makes some stuff in the U.S. Stems and...

Thomson makes some stuff in the U.S. Stems and seat posts.

Also tons of other awesome builders. Phil Wood, Paul, White Industries, Industry Nine, Hadley, Profile Racing, TiCycles, Wolf Tooth...
05-20-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,139
Posted By viffer

There was an experiment done a couple years ago,...

There was an experiment done a couple years ago, a family agreed not to buy anything made in China for a month during the Christmas season. They wanted to buy their daughter a teddy bear but the...
05-14-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,335
Posted By ZHVelo

But that is exactly my point - the brands are...

But that is exactly my point - the brands are putting pressure on stores, they are enslaving them.
05-11-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,093
Posted By Cyclist30923

To All the Cycling Slobs...

If you are unlucky enough to get a flat, stop dumping your empty air cartridges in our bike lanes!!!! I have been seeing quite a bit of this lately in Humboldt. Not only is it littering, but a real...
05-08-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By SethAZ

It sounds like you have no idea what tension your...

It sounds like you have no idea what tension your spokes are at, or whether they are consistent between the spokes. If they're too loose, especially on the non-drive side, they could be detensioning...
04-28-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By hillyman

Sorry cranky moment for me as usual. Normally...

Sorry cranky moment for me as usual.
Normally I'd agree with you 100%. But OP is a little bit different circumstances. Says $300 budget so my thinking is getting em comfortable and looking cool on...
04-28-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By sdmc530

um hard no to riding those....replace!

um hard no to riding those....replace!
04-28-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By hillyman

I'm going to think outside the box and suggest...

I'm going to think outside the box and suggest for your consideration a beach cruiser. Built pretty tough and simple maintenance. Then if you get into cycling you can decide on a better quality bike...
Forum: Touring
04-24-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By boomhauer

More proof I've been doing it all wrong.

More proof I've been doing it all wrong.
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By takenreasy

Albatross baby: ...

Albatross baby:
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Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By saddlesores

extra heavy and just wanna ride around a bit at...

extra heavy and just wanna ride around a bit at first, maybe start to lose some weight?

boring old-fangled MTB, or a 3-speed cruiser with balloon tires.

you can probably find something used at...
04-21-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As Jeff said, many drum brakes have a threaded...

As Jeff said, many drum brakes have a threaded axle. The brake shoes are usually mounted on a backing plate that is held onto the axle, and in position, by spacers and/or nuts on that axle. It is...
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,786
Posted By veganbikes

I am very much in the pro-dynamo camp. As someone...

I am very much in the pro-dynamo camp. As someone who said no no no to dynamos for various dumb reasons for awhile and finally got one on a bike and loved it immediately. I then realized I want it on...
04-13-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By MRT2

I am 5'8" and I ride a 55 cm. A t 5'11", I would...

I am 5'8" and I ride a 55 cm. A t 5'11", I would think you could ride a 58 cm bike.
04-12-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By pressed001

TRP Spyre ...

TRP Spyre (https://road.cc/content/review/90569-trp-spyre-mechanical-disc-brake)are the hands-down, lightest weight, highest performance mechanical disc brakes. I use mine with BBB BBS-53...
04-11-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By 52telecaster

Yours is french fit. Mine is dork fit. ...

Yours is french fit. Mine is dork fit.
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04-11-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By robertj298

Would this be considered French fit?

Just put new bottom bracket bearings in, regreased hub bearings. Rides great. At 62 cm the bike is probably too big but it is very comfortable to ride like this. O could probably raise the seat a...
Forum: Touring
04-02-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,786
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I did not read the reply's so hopefully i"m not...

I did not read the reply's so hopefully i"m not repetitive but I do have the dynamo and light and usb charger and I do like it - especially the lights. I never need to keep in mind to be fully...
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,786
Posted By downtube42

Dyno gives you forget-about-it lighting. Install...

Dyno gives you forget-about-it lighting. Install it, turn it on, and never think about lights again.

​​​​​​For charging stuff, I'm a bit less enthusiastic because now you're fiddling with wiring...
Forum: Touring
03-21-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4,475
Views: 2,178,988
Posted By PedalingWalrus

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Commuting
02-21-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,558
Posted By JaccoW

Gilles Berthoud 700C x 50mm long version...

Gilles Berthoud 700C x 50mm long version stainless steel (https://berthoudcycles.fr/en/1194-pair-of-stainless-steel-fenders-700c-x-50mm-front-long-with-hardware.html). With Simworks by Honjo hardware...
Forum: Foo
02-07-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,695
Posted By Rajflyboy

autos will get power from something if they...

autos will get power from something

if they are electric that means a power plant somewhere is providing electricity to charge the vehicle and then you have to see what type of power plant is...
01-29-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,990
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Jesus, the amount of passive-aggressive whinging;...

Jesus, the amount of passive-aggressive whinging; and finally, a link to a chiropractor website for whiplash? C'mon.

Mandating helmet use won't make cycling more accessible, more attractive, or...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,552
Posted By ascherer

I commute in Manhattan, about 4.5 miles each way....

I commute in Manhattan, about 4.5 miles each way. I've been riding a 1966 Raleigh Sports, mostly stock for the past 4 years or so and while it's well-suited to the task it's heavy and the Sturmey...
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4,475
Views: 2,178,988
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

First overnight credit card tour

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07-16-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,191
Posted By Leisesturm

The distance the driver had to the car in the...

The distance the driver had to the car in the next lane isn't really that important. The fact that they had a good 2' of room to the left of their own lane IS important. They never deviated from a...
07-07-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,804
Posted By brianhamp

She is now complete. Here are some finished pics.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190706_200841_resized_4cb8e12cc596ca3804e7b7b9ac65440e7b069432.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,748
Posted By vmizera

Been using 70mm front and rear drum hubs on...

Been using 70mm front and rear drum hubs on commuter bike.
Do about 5000 miles a year on them.
Stops consistently in all sorts of weather.
Using Marathon Plus tires; heavy, but bulletproof.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,748
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Having many years experience with a bike with...

Having many years experience with a bike with disks and a bike with drums, I have not observed any difference in the amount of maintenance that is directly related to the brakes. As far as punctures...
06-19-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,216
Posted By noimagination

Sorry, I'm not able to understand the meaning of...

Sorry, I'm not able to understand the meaning of this post, despite re-reading it several times. Can the poster, or anyone else, please explain?
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,287
Posted By seeker333

Zombie threads are more common since a fairly...

Zombie threads are more common since a fairly recent website software update. For many years the OP date was listed immediately below OP's username on the subforum page. A year or two ago an update...
05-15-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,804
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

And the local Social Justice Warriors wouldn't...

And the local Social Justice Warriors wouldn't get offended when ads showed the bicyclists because they would represent real life for 99.9% of the population.
05-15-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,804
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Correct, ads that don't represent (your concept...

Correct, ads that don't represent (your concept of) real life for 99.9% of America is YOUR "problem."

Sounds like a real pressing issue for any card carrying Social Justice Warrior that would be...
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