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11-24-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I kept the tag, which promises a lifetime...

I kept the tag, which promises a lifetime warranty, and the receipt. How do I invoke the warranty? It's not worth shipping anywhere.


Of course I fixed it. I thought that was obvious. All I had...
11-23-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Floor pump came apart , Serfas FP-50

My floor pump came off its base yesterday. The screws that held the base to the shaft had never been screwed into their holes. The base has 3 pairs of holes, not symmetric with the shaft - the shaft...
11-19-22, 02:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,115
Posted By Arthur Peabody

NPR talked to the widower about his advocacy for...

NPR talked to the widower about his advocacy for bike safety on All things considered Friday...
11-01-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By Arthur Peabody

It was a handcart and its tires were as good as...

It was a handcart and its tires were as good as new. 3 of the 4 bolts holding together the split rim had gone missing; she salvaged it from a careless neighbor and doesn't know what she's doing. I...
11-01-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Can I change an inflatable dolly wheel with bicycle tools?

A neighbor asked me if I can change her inflatable dolly wheel with my bicycle tools. I don't want to damage her tire or break my tools. Is this possible?
10-12-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Can E-Bikes Go Mainstream?'

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/12/business/ebike-vanmoof-future-transportation.html

You can right-click on the link, choose copy, read the local copy.
10-11-22, 04:03 AM
10-06-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Just like life, riding my bike doesn't always make sense. But that's why I love it'

NPR's Bill Chappell tells us why he likes riding
Read https://www.npr.org/2022/07/18/1089654169/bill-chappell-cycling
listen...
10-05-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Israeli Bikers get the roads to themselves on Yom Kippur

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/05/world/middleeast/israel-yom-kippur.html You can right-click on the link, save, read the copy.
10-05-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 736
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I treat every noise as a lurking failure, work to...

I treat every noise as a lurking failure, work to get a quiet ride. Had to figure out aglets slapping against my shoes. One frustrating occasion I eventually figured out the faint click I was...
10-05-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Nothing worked for me. I used a 130mm hub in my...

Nothing worked for me. I used a 130mm hub in my 135mm frame for years with no problem. Then again it's a cheap alumin(i)um frame with ordinary 36 steel spokes wheels - nothing fancy.
10-01-22, 04:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Arthur Peabody

You know what you are doing. I re-used the spokes...

You know what you are doing. I re-used the spokes and nipples from the vandalized wheel, which I had built in 2014 with the spokes and nipples from its predecessor, re-used from its predecessor, with...
09-30-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Thanks. I was down in the dumps because vandals...

Thanks. I was down in the dumps because vandals had bent my wheel. I recovered my confidence, bought another CR-18, built a wheel today. I hope it works.
09-30-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Arthur Peabody

The tale of the accursed spoke

Last Friday some jerks, angry that no one would let them into the Round-the-Clock Gym without paying, smashed its Ring camera and bent the rear wheel of my bicycle.
LBS had 32-spoke rims only so I...
09-27-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Were you on the bike the whole time? I locked...

Were you on the bike the whole time? I locked mine up at a hitching post for a few hours; when I tried to ride off the derailleur was in the spokes. I suspect someone accidentally (I hope) hit it...
09-25-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By Arthur Peabody

When I was in Paris in 2001 a Critical Masser...

When I was in Paris in 2001 a Critical Masser invited me to their event. I watched.
09-25-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I've bought new hangers a few times, including...

I've bought new hangers a few times, including once from Ukraine! (Venom Bikes, paid in Hryvina). Wheels Mfg has a good catalogue. I have an unusual frame (a replacement). I printed pictures...
09-25-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Whatever happened to 5440' or fight? ...

Whatever happened to 5440' or fight?

Remembering Sergeant Preston, I realized it's finally out-of-date! You'll have to explain to your grandchildren why he says, 'I arrest you in the name of the...
09-24-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I don't remember Sergeant Preston riding a...

I don't remember Sergeant Preston riding a bicycle.
09-23-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By Arthur Peabody

You glanced too quickly. It comes in 135 and...

You glanced too quickly.

It comes in 135 and 130.


It says it is.


It comes in both.
09-23-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Thanks. I noticed that both the vendors are...

Thanks. I noticed that both the vendors are Canadian. That tip let me find the manufacturer thus this wheel's specs: https://www.hlc.bike/ca/Catalog/Item/041821-03-700 It has better spokes (mine...
09-23-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By Arthur Peabody

EVO Tour wheels?

I need a new rear wheel. I just get around town any more so don't need a great wheel; some jerks bent mine up (A Sun CR-18 I built) while I was at the gym this morning, so I don't want to spend a lot...
09-23-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By Arthur Peabody

It's a floor pump I bought for $16 at REI in...

It's a floor pump I bought for $16 at REI in 2009. It came with a lifetime warranty! I'll have to check it out. I bet replacement parts cost more than a new pump. I'm happy with my fix for the...
09-22-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By Arthur Peabody

FWIW I 'reamed' the head of the pump (it's a...

FWIW I 'reamed' the head of the pump (it's a cheapie with a non-replaceable head) with the butt end of a Bic pen - I didn't want to use a drill bit - and now it attaches to stems normally. I guess...
09-22-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I may not understand. I can't imagine a valve...

I may not understand. I can't imagine a valve that one could insert into a tube withstanding much pressure.


Definitely. It happened while sitting at home, at least 4 hours after last ride, twice...
09-20-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'NYC's delivery drivers depend on e-bikes, but charging and storing them isn't

Marketplace's Samantha Fields reports:
https://www.marketplace.org/2022/09/20/nycs-delivery-drivers-depend-on-e-bikes-but-charging-and-storing-them-isnt-easy/
09-20-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Thanks. I've never seen an all-metal stem on a...

Thanks. I've never seen an all-metal stem on a Schrader, not even for my pickup.
09-16-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,177
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Yes.

Yes.
09-16-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Have some pictures. I discarded the bad...

Have some pictures.


I discarded the bad stem hypothesis after the second occurrence.


As I noted, I've been installing tubes for 60 years. I know I've damaged some through carelessness and...
09-15-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Yes. I did. Why would it have acquired...

Yes.


I did. Why would it have acquired one after 7 years?
09-15-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By Arthur Peabody

The valve stem exploded again this morning, this...

The valve stem exploded again this morning, this time cut at its base. I built this wheel 2015 October 28, so I'd think it was good. I replaced the rim strip with a plastic Velox 2017 November 22 -...
09-15-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Schrader. I can't imagine a Presta's stem...

Schrader. I can't imagine a Presta's stem exploding.


Yes! Odd, no?


No, more like a balloon exploding. I heard a loud report, like unto a gun shot, found the stem split, as it would have in...
09-14-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Yes. I can't imagine an all-brass valve...

Yes. I can't imagine an all-brass valve splitting length-wise.


I've broken them. I keep on patching until a patch won't help. I've had tubes explode just sitting around; this is the first...
09-14-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Valve stem exploded

4 hours after a 13-mile ride, the valve stem of the front tube exploded, splitting unevenly length-wise. Oddly it still held 29 psi (I inflate to 100.) I had replaced the tube after a flat earlier in...
09-03-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I didn't write that it was a good thing, just...

I didn't write that it was a good thing, just that it's not critical.


I have levers that I squeeze, which I can do without applying torque to the bar.
09-02-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Arthur Peabody

It depends on how 'strong' the bend is. I've...

It depends on how 'strong' the bend is. I've trued bent wheels that required so much tension on some spokes and almost none on others: they'd flex and break spokes - it was a waste of time. I've...
09-02-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By Arthur Peabody

It's not critical. I kept riding my bike without...

It's not critical. I kept riding my bike without it. It just keeps the handlebars from rotating. I can always keep my hands on top.


Perhaps with better tools than I have. It's thick and hardened...
09-02-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By Arthur Peabody

No previous owners. When I was a kid 60...

No previous owners.


When I was a kid 60 years ago it didn't cross my mind to dislike the handlebars. I rode my '62 Schwinn Typhoon for 9 years. I broke the handlebar stem. I was holding the bars...
09-02-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By Arthur Peabody

The handlebar and stem are the only original...

The handlebar and stem are the only original parts on this bicycle. Someone attacked it, bending the frame and fork; someone stole the seat and its post; I've replaced all other parts because I've...
09-01-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By Arthur Peabody

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/24/well/move/cardi...

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/24/well/move/cardio-strength-training-benefits.html

Right-click on the link, save the file, read the copy.
09-01-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Stripped handlebar cinch bolt

I could never tighten the cinch bolt of the handlebar stem (what's the proper term for it?) enough to keep the handlebar from rotating. Today I couldn't tighten it at all: the bolt has stripped its...
08-13-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,177
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Everything You Never Wanted to Know About...

'Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Hemorrhoids'

A good summary in the NY Times
'everyone is born with hemorrhoidal tissue; blood vessels that line the anus have a useful job: They help us...
08-09-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'Many Sri Lankans have switched to cycling due to the economic crisis'

What with the shortage of gasoline they're switching to bicycles; with the shortage of imports to domestic, cheaper bicycles.
...
08-09-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By Arthur Peabody

'A Maine social worker finds a new calling on a cross-country bike trip'

Marketplace (the radio show) aired a story about a woman who gave up her social worker job, opened a bike shop, after a cross-country bicycle trip, in Portland, Maine...
08-08-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Arthur Peabody

People throw bicycles in the water around the world!

Jody Rosen, author of 2 wheels good, a history of bicycles, reports on people throwing bicycles into rivers, in Rome, China, Amsterdam, NYC. Amsterdam has a squad dedicated to fishing them out of...
08-08-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,177
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I've never found bicycle riding to exacerbate...

I've never found bicycle riding to exacerbate hemorrhoids. Where they are isn't where a butt contacts a 'regular' bicycle saddle. The padded saddles make it worse because they contact almost every...
08-01-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,363
Posted By Arthur Peabody

The Steinsapirs sue Rad Power Bikes over their daughter's death

'The parents of a girl who died after an e-bike accident filed a wrongful-death lawsuit on Monday against the Seattle e-bike company Rad Power Bikes.

In the suit, Kaye and Jonathan Steinsapir, the...
07-25-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 669
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I've built all my wheels for the past 40 years. ...

I've built all my wheels for the past 40 years. I use a spoke wrench, hold the wheel in my lap, check the true in the frame. I made a dish tool with 2 4-inch wood screws and a flat 1x1 from a...
07-25-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,088
Posted By Arthur Peabody

Is the Tour de France for men only?

Is the Tour de France for men only?
07-25-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,236
Posted By Arthur Peabody

I bicycled across Montana with no problem. ...

I bicycled across Montana with no problem.


There's a bicycle with an outrigger wheel for riding on RR tracks.
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