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04-19-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,423
Posted By Duragrouch

I took a bike class in community college, easy...

I took a bike class in community college, easy way to satisfy my phys-ed credit. Learned absolutely nothing I didn't already know, the class taught zero, just had group rides I think once a week....
07-27-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Duragrouch

No bites and I'm leaving tomorrow so asked...

No bites and I'm leaving tomorrow so asked neighbor here if he wants it, explained what it needs, he said yes, so it's gone.
07-24-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Duragrouch

Thanks. Yeah I grew up with a Sears 3-speed from...

Thanks. Yeah I grew up with a Sears 3-speed from the 1960s, extremely similar looking but made in Austria with a Steyr 3 speed hub. Took it apart when I was 12, took me all winter to get it back...
07-23-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Duragrouch

FREE Hercules 3 speed made in England, Davenport Florida

Location: Davenport Florida (southwest of Orlando)

Deadline for pickup: Evening of Tuesday 27 July 2021

FREE Hercules 3-speed made in England, step-thru/ladies model frame, lugged steel,...
04-26-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,474
Posted By Duragrouch

1) It's lovely with the tied and soldered drive...

1) It's lovely with the tied and soldered drive side spokes, but in my opinion, as much of a "wallhanger" as a shotgun with Damascus barrels; Unsafe. Because...

2) Radial lacing is only...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,782
Posted By Duragrouch

My two cents: People want adjustability....

My two cents:

People want adjustability. Integrated systems I am seeing above lack that. Some makers may introduce integrated systems with more adjustability, but of course proprietary interfaces...
02-15-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,160
Posted By Duragrouch

I'm all for encouraging clean energy transport....

I'm all for encouraging clean energy transport. However:
- (From the link in the OP): "If signed into law, the bill would offer individual consumers a refundable 30% tax credit up to a $1,500 for...
01-25-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,430
Posted By Duragrouch

Kalakala seems coming in kinda hot for no dock or...

Kalakala seems coming in kinda hot for no dock or pier. Gonna bang into the seawall and right onto the sidewalk like a newbie sailing a Flying Junior on their first sailing lesson. "Tiller toward...
10-02-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,417
Posted By Duragrouch

I hope this is helpful. I also live in...

I hope this is helpful.

I also live in Seattle in a community living environment and face the same issues. My solution: A "skinny" table, 18" deep front-to-back, 60" wide, 29" height to surface,...
10-01-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,417
Posted By Duragrouch

My guess: Because both intended maintenance items...

My guess: Because both intended maintenance items were on the very low elementary scale, the work was done by their least experienced mechanic, and they grabbed the seat tube in the repair clamp...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,685
Posted By Duragrouch

OP: I am sympathetic. However: - This is why a...

OP: I am sympathetic. However:
- This is why a local bike shop here recommends against anything carbon fiber, frame or components, for consumer bikes that are not raced at a competitive level. They...
04-27-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,049
Posted By Duragrouch

Video cams on bikes and every car is going to...

Video cams on bikes and every car is going to solve this. Many years back in rural MI, a passing car threw a bottle at me. I called the police with the car description and plates, I think I only had...
04-27-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,450
Posted By Duragrouch

Bigger (larger section) tires save wheels. Wheels...

Bigger (larger section) tires save wheels. Wheels last longer from reduced shock loads. Yes fatter tires are slower. What is my name here? That's right. Duragrouch. Plus I'm not racing but riding for...
02-24-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,998
Posted By Duragrouch

Along Westlake (West Lake Union)? The trail...

Along Westlake (West Lake Union)? The trail curves there. That signpost is the same position off the trail as all the other signposts in the background. I think the sign attached to the pole is a...
02-23-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,821
Posted By Duragrouch

I don't think so. Aluminum in general is not...

I don't think so. Aluminum in general is not great in terms of fatigue resistance, and per unit size it flexes more because the modulus of elasticity is 1/3 compared to steel for instance. Both...
02-17-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,821
Posted By Duragrouch

OP: The problem may be not only excessive fatigue...

OP: The problem may be not only excessive fatigue loads for the frame material and near a weld zone, it may also lay in the design of the seatpost clamping slot. EDIT: I NOW SEE THAT THE CLAMPING...
01-06-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,099
Posted By Duragrouch

"I suppose...", said Eeyore. :)That might...

"I suppose...", said Eeyore. :)That might conflict with my goal to get a lockring with a thicker flange to prevent the chain from getting jammed between the lockring and frame, though that happens...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 34,013
Posted By Duragrouch

Discs: They make the rims more durable if you...

Discs: They make the rims more durable if you bike often in wet mess, the grit can wear through the rim sidewalls. For a wet-weather bike, I think a big plus. But pads are expensive.

Rim brakes:...
07-08-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,365
Posted By Duragrouch

Late to this debate, my thoughts: ...

Late to this debate, my thoughts:

Tensioning: Flex to get close, then for final adjustment, ring the spokes, but do so by plucking like a string, don't hammer on them with anything. Of course you...
06-17-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 22,621
Posted By Duragrouch

^Exactly. Plus, a police-quality bike is...

^Exactly.

Plus, a police-quality bike is about 10% of the cost of a police-quality motorcycle, even more savings when you factor in maintenance. Adding electric power to police bikes for short...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 40,024
Posted By Duragrouch

(bold underline) +1. That may also seem to...

(bold underline) +1. That may also seem to indicate a frontal impact.
06-10-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,734
Posted By Duragrouch

+10. Damn straight. I worked as an engineer where...

+10. Damn straight. I worked as an engineer where prototype techs used brake cleaner constantly to clean things with no gloves, one of then developed severe sensitivity and was transferred to other...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 40,024
Posted By Duragrouch

OP: Close examination of the fracture surface...

OP: Close examination of the fracture surface will determine if the failure was rapid yield (wheel impacted something) or slow fatigue failure (possible design deficiency), or initiated by a fatigue...
06-08-19, 01:24 AM
05-27-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,191
Posted By Duragrouch

Damn right. First thing I did when I got my first...

Damn right. First thing I did when I got my first race bike in 1989 was pull it off. But in recent years I've gone back to having one on all my bikes. I've never had the derailleur go into the...
04-30-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 43,411
Posted By Duragrouch

What it comes down to is this: Do you want...

What it comes down to is this: Do you want minimally adequate lube, or good (better) lube?

I've used WD40 in a pinch when I had nothing else. It's better than dry. But it's not best, and fairly...
04-24-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 33,503
Posted By Duragrouch

Respectfully, you don't know what you are talking...

Respectfully, you don't know what you are talking about. I'm a Seattle resident, was employed in defense, then became disabled. Was on long-term disability for years, then suddenly insurance company...
04-22-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 33,503
Posted By Duragrouch

I may be able to help her, will try. I have...

I may be able to help her, will try.

I have experience and helpful knowledge with her situation.

I have a tiny room in Seattle. Most of the time now, I am out of Seattle at my girlfriend's...
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