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05-13-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By Gresp15C

I live on a street that is a designated bike...

I live on a street that is a designated bike route and "main drag" for commuters, and right now my "office" looks out onto the street, so I see a lot of bikes. According to what I've seen, people...
05-10-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,297
Posted By Gresp15C

Should the nuts be tightened with a flat facing...

Should the nuts be tightened with a flat facing forward, or one of the points? ;)
05-10-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,297
Posted By Gresp15C

Brilando invented the clips. At the time, bike...

Brilando invented the clips. At the time, bike makers were working on a variety of "secondary retention" mechanisms for both QR and nutted axles. This was in response to known cases of front wheel...
05-09-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,297
Posted By Gresp15C

Okay, QR levers, fine. But what we really need to...

Okay, QR levers, fine. But what we really need to discuss is which way the Brilando clips are supposed to point... ;)...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Posted By Gresp15C

Spare bikes. In my view, if you have space for a...

Spare bikes. In my view, if you have space for a spare bike, it's pretty cheap insurance policy against downtime due to repairs. Murphy's Law says if you have spare wheel, something else on the bike...
05-06-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 9,649
Posted By Gresp15C

Music is my primary hobby, even ahead of cycling....

Music is my primary hobby, even ahead of cycling. I'm guilty as charged of being that "that guy" in music. I own a much better instrument than I would strictly need on utilitarian merits alone. I...
05-04-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,595
Posted By Gresp15C

I can't speak for the cheapest bikes, but I know...

I can't speak for the cheapest bikes, but I know that there's a growing preference for disc brakes among entry level and "casual" cyclists. I've known more than one person who has tried out a bike...
05-04-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,789
Posted By Gresp15C

An amusing anecdote: My spouse's new bike came...

An amusing anecdote: My spouse's new bike came with tubeless-ready rims, and it is extremely difficult to get tires on and off, even with the bead jack that I've used successfully on other bikes....
05-04-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By Gresp15C

The city has done a good job of maintaining...

The city has done a good job of maintaining cycling conditions even during the winter. There are some paved rail-trails that are useful for getting from A to B, one of which I use for my commute....
05-01-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By Gresp15C

https://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/detail/...

https://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/detail/cs-rk3-silver
05-01-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 438
Posted By Gresp15C

It's a place, usually operated as a non-profit...

It's a place, usually operated as a non-profit and staffed by volunteers, that provides community support for bikes. If one exists, they often have piles of old donated parts, and people who can...
04-30-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 438
Posted By Gresp15C

Welcome to the forums! This site has...

Welcome to the forums! This site has reproductions (with permission) of the famous Sutherlands manuals for historical hubs. Perusal of the single speed hubs will probably turn up something that...
04-28-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 467
Posted By Gresp15C

I'm neither an architect nor an engineer, so I...

I'm neither an architect nor an engineer, so I can't give actual construction advice, but can tell my story and make suggestions.

I built a covered space in my backyard, simply by sinking 4...
04-27-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 22,135
Posted By Gresp15C

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04-27-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,299
Posted By Gresp15C

Yup, the little black bag on the rack is my sag...

Yup, the little black bag on the rack is my sag bag. Everything for fixing a flat.
04-24-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,150
Posted By Gresp15C

If Americans can use metric nomenclature that...

If Americans can use metric nomenclature that doesn't make sense, like 700c, then Europeans can use English nomenclature that doesn't make sense. ;)
04-24-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,628
Posted By Gresp15C

If you're as civil on the bike paths as you are...

If you're as civil on the bike paths as you are in this forum, then you should definitely warn people of your presence.
04-24-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By Gresp15C

I installed a threadless stem extender on my bike...

I installed a threadless stem extender on my bike when I was dealing with a temporary "age related" injury. It was easy to install and did the job. Not to discount the other advice given here. When I...
04-21-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,921
Posted By Gresp15C

A tree-speed. ;)

A tree-speed. ;)
04-19-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,150
Posted By Gresp15C

Having 1 bike is similar to the puzzle in the...

Having 1 bike is similar to the puzzle in the other thread about "pushing" spokes. It's something that can be described mathematically, but that doesn't exist in real life. The mathematicians use the...
04-17-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,113
Posted By Gresp15C

Call it a "flat bar gravel bike."...

Call it a "flat bar gravel bike." :innocent:
04-14-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 909
Posted By Gresp15C

That makes sense. Given that the mold has to be...

That makes sense. Given that the mold has to be precisely machined, it's hard to imagine tires varying unless it's a design decision. And since the wire bead is probably made on a separate machine,...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,652
Posted By Gresp15C

For me, just knowing that a rain jacket was...

For me, just knowing that a rain jacket was hanging there on a hook, was enough to get me out the door on my bike. I figure that it's all about reducing mental friction in the morning.

Of course...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,652
Posted By Gresp15C

If your experience is similar to mine, as you...

If your experience is similar to mine, as you ease yourself into wet-weather riding, you will develop a much better sense of your local weather, including which local forecasts you believe, and will...
04-10-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By Gresp15C

I'm betting the bike is good to go as-is. But a...

I'm betting the bike is good to go as-is. But a lot depends on how the trails are constructed in your neck of the woods, and the weather. In my region, dry rail-trails are almost as smooth, and...
04-10-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,732
Posted By Gresp15C

That's how you lose body parts working on a punch...

That's how you lose body parts working on a punch press.
04-09-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,873
Posted By Gresp15C

Indeed, I've never met anybody from inside the...

Indeed, I've never met anybody from inside the bike industry who wasn't passionate about bikes and cycling first and foremost. And most are also dedicated to getting "regular" people onto bikes and...
04-08-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,873
Posted By Gresp15C

This is why I take my cars to a small independent...

This is why I take my cars to a small independent shop. He's not any cheaper for the work he does, but I don't have to deal with a "service advisor," i.e., high pressure salesman, and all of the...
04-07-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,020
Posted By Gresp15C

The rivets that you have to break off are largely...

The rivets that you have to break off are largely obsolete. Most chains now come with a detachable master link. In fact, replacing that broken link with a master link of the correct width would...
04-07-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 544
Posted By Gresp15C

Sitting in my bin is this cassette: ...

Sitting in my bin is this cassette:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NNQJ5O

It's a replacement for the cassette on my daughter's winter bike, an old Diamondback hybrid of unknown age.

I...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By Gresp15C

Near the start of the lockdown, I decided that my...

Near the start of the lockdown, I decided that my fake commute would consist of a long walk in my neighborhood. I start at the same time every day. It gets my blood flowing and keeps me on a regular...
04-04-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By Gresp15C

There's always the good old college single speed...

There's always the good old college single speed conversion. I live in a college town, so I see the bikes that are barely roadworthy but "good enough until graduation." Most of these were probably...
04-03-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By Gresp15C

This is my bike tool collection, built up over...

This is my bike tool collection, built up over 40+ years, with some odd bike parts thrown in as well, don't know why they're in there. My approach is: First see if it can be done with my regular...
04-01-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,380
Posted By Gresp15C

I have a 1963 Schwinn cruiser with 1 speed, that...

I have a 1963 Schwinn cruiser with 1 speed, that would be $343 in today's dollars. The Schwinn Huron 1 is practically the same bike for $279. There's a 3-speed version that compares to the 2-speed...
04-01-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,348
Posted By Gresp15C

I lived in Texas for a while. He was asking if...

I lived in Texas for a while. He was asking if you needed help running over the armadillo. ;)

But my weirdest experience was that I ran over a small armadillo on my bike! This was more than 20...
03-25-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,896
Posted By Gresp15C

Those piles of scrap bikes had nothing to do with...

Those piles of scrap bikes had nothing to do with the bikes. There was a massive investment bubble, that poured cash into bike share companies. The quickest way to spend the cash was to buy more new...
03-24-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,763
Posted By Gresp15C

My main concern is, if I wear anything resembling...

My main concern is, if I wear anything resembling cycling garb, it will call attention to how slow I am, and what a klunker I'm riding.
03-23-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,124
Posted By Gresp15C

Aaak, I meant Schrader. I'll correct it after...

Aaak, I meant Schrader. I'll correct it after supper.
03-17-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By Gresp15C

The University of Bath study was barely...

The University of Bath study was barely scientific. The researcher was his own test subject, and the test was never replicated. Yet it has become a "fact" that people remember and tell one another.
03-15-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Gresp15C

Should be fine. I use something similar. The way...

Should be fine. I use something similar. The way I figure, the bike isn't really being supported by the tires, but by the air in the tires.
03-10-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,054
Posted By Gresp15C

The advantage of a new bike is you keep the old...

The advantage of a new bike is you keep the old bike and now you have two bikes. ;)
Forum: Commuting
03-09-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,067
Posted By Gresp15C

Don't worry about how you look. It'll be obvious...

Don't worry about how you look. It'll be obvious that you look like you're riding to work. The real cyclists (whatever that means) will be courteous and supportive, to heck with the rest.

I try to...
03-07-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 932
Posted By Gresp15C

For me, hanging out with people is different than...

For me, hanging out with people is different than hanging out with people while on a bike. To make an analogy, I'm a musician. I greatly prefer playing in groups. But being thrust into a group of...
03-06-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,147
Posted By Gresp15C

I think the issue is that a helmet is not just a...

I think the issue is that a helmet is not just a cushion. It has to deflect, absorb, or spread out the impact. It has to be wearable with minimal discomfort, and last a reasonably long time. Now, an...
03-03-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,800
Posted By Gresp15C

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02-28-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,888
Posted By Gresp15C

I wouldn't say that I avoid group rides, but...

I wouldn't say that I avoid group rides, but almost all of my riding is solo, for many reasons. I can ride on my own terms, at my own pace (slow), choose my route, and largely avoid disrupting...
02-25-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,791
Posted By Gresp15C

It's not pride. In fact, humility is a foundation...

It's not pride. In fact, humility is a foundation of science. When a scientist says that they believe something, it only means that they accept it on a tentative basis, until proven wrong. A...
02-23-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,417
Posted By Gresp15C

Oddly enough I'm a liberal, and I don't...

Oddly enough I'm a liberal, and I don't understand. ;)
02-22-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,575
Posted By Gresp15C

Pavement is the new gravel. In my region,...

Pavement is the new gravel.

In my region, the quality of paved roads has been deteriorating for many years. And some counties are converting asphalt roads to gravel because it's cheaper than...
02-21-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,469
Posted By Gresp15C

Musicians worked this out long ago. "A musician...

Musicians worked this out long ago. "A musician is a person who puts a $10000 instrument in a $1000 car and drives 100 miles to play for 10 bucks." ;)
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