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01-10-23, 03:37 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,950
Posted By Squeeze

It must be winter when threads like this at the...

It must be winter when threads like this at the top of the General section.
01-10-23, 02:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,578
Posted By Squeeze

My Cross Check came with 2x stock and I found...

My Cross Check came with 2x stock and I found myself shifting the front derailleur far more often than I was used to, having ridden 3x bikes exclusively since I bought my first MTB in 1990.

I...
01-10-23, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By Squeeze

I miss their inexpensive Forte store-brand tires....

I miss their inexpensive Forte store-brand tires. At one point, I had 26" x 1.75" Forte Gotham tires on my commuter, 700x25 Forte tires on my older road bike, 700x38 Forte Greenway tires on my wife's...
09-02-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By Squeeze

Nice bike. I'd love to pick one up someday. ...

Nice bike. I'd love to pick one up someday.



I prefer a friction shifter for the FD on a triple, but I had a '96 Specialized Allez for a few years with Shimano RSX 3x7 brifters. They worked...
07-01-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By Squeeze

Trail running shoes. Something like this, with a...

Trail running shoes. Something like this, with a thicker sole than traditional road-running shoes.

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/91DGUZP1vaL._AC_UX575_.jpg

I ride MKS Sylvan Touring and...
04-27-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,218
Posted By Squeeze

I haven't measured the cranks, but it was on a...

I haven't measured the cranks, but it was on a 15" Trek 920 as shown below.

I was looking for an eight speed rear wheel on craigslist (for a different bike) and found a set of what turned out to...
04-26-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,218
Posted By Squeeze

26" x 1.5", which will soon return to craigslist...

26" x 1.5", which will soon return to craigslist from where they came. Pedals hitting the ground when turning went from never to always on a '90s MTB with those tires.
04-25-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,533
Posted By Squeeze

I like MKS Sylvan pedals for everything - road...

I like MKS Sylvan pedals for everything - road (yes, I've done a 50-miler with them), gravel, and mountain biking.

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/8169y4CY0zL._AC_SX679_.jpg

I'm in the...
04-25-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Squeeze

Neat idea. We hang our bikes from the garage...

Neat idea. We hang our bikes from the garage ceiling in the winter but this time of year things start to get tight in the garage with bikes on kickstands and/or other stands.

I bet I could build...
04-25-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,510
Posted By Squeeze

I have an older, but very similar, Yakima 4-bike...

I have an older, but very similar, Yakima 4-bike hanging rack that goes into the receiver hitch of my truck. We are a family of four who all ride 1990s rigid steel mountain bikes. Well, my wife's is...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,469
Posted By Squeeze

The only time I remember being "stranded" at work...

The only time I remember being "stranded" at work was during a quick rain storm right after work. I had just started bicycle commuting and was riding a too-small department store Mongoose...
11-29-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By Squeeze

Some folks like to call Cross Checks "obsolete"...

Some folks like to call Cross Checks "obsolete" but I sure like the used one I bought in 2020. I'm running 700x42 tires with plenty of room to spare.

My wife has a mid-'90s Specialized Crossroads...
11-22-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By Squeeze

Original Poster here with an update about three...

Original Poster here with an update about three months later.

I never could get the tires to hold air by myself, so I took them to a different LBS and paid them to set up the tires tubeless again....
11-18-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,054
Posted By Squeeze

I have bought many parts at my local co-op and...

I have bought many parts at my local co-op and never once had a bicycle with me. I don't like this "rule" at all.
10-21-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 23,118
Posted By Squeeze

My answer is under my screen name. . . ...

My answer is under my screen name.

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10-18-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Squeeze

Helpful link: ...

Helpful link:

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/pedal-installation-and-removal

https://www.parktool.com/assets/img/repairhelp/Figure_1-1.jpg
10-14-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,503
Posted By Squeeze

^ Possibly a bot.

^ Possibly a bot.
09-21-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,147
Posted By Squeeze

I am disappointed with the tubeless setup I had...

I am disappointed with the tubeless setup I had done recently, yet I'm determined to make them work. Had the LBS build me a wheelset with tubeless rims and install tubeless tires. They've set them up...
08-25-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,498
Posted By Squeeze

Under-seat bag and/or cargo shorts (over cycling...

Under-seat bag and/or cargo shorts (over cycling shorts for longer rides).
08-17-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By Squeeze

6:00 PM my time - pumped up tires again after...

6:00 PM my time - pumped up tires again after shaking wheels and gently working the stem around as shown in that first video I posted. I might have skipped through that one too quickly the first time...
08-17-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By Squeeze

Yes, as explained and pictured in the original...

Yes, as explained and pictured in the original post.



Also in the original post - I inflated both tires with the bike leaning against something in the garage, but up on its wheels as bikes...
08-17-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By Squeeze

I just did that. I tightened the nut so it was...

I just did that. I tightened the nut so it was touching the rim and got it pretty snug with my fingers. I pumped it back up and heard a few pops as (I assume) the tire stuck itself to the rim again,...
08-17-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By Squeeze

The guy in the video says to loosen the lock nut...

The guy in the video says to loosen the lock nut and shows it clearly in the video starting at 1:00.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwvmcWdR0gk

Hey, I think I figured out how to post the...
08-17-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By Squeeze

New wheelset with tubeless tires - leaking valves? (with pics & a video))

I had a new wheelset built for my Cross Check and, while I was at it, thought I'd try out tubeless tires. I read a lot and heard more good than bad so I rolled the dice. You guys might remember my...
08-16-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By Squeeze

I had a set like that built by a LBS for me this...

I had a set like that built by a LBS for me this year. They told me it would be a long wait.

It turned out to be three months - ordered in early April and picked up in early July. Hubs turned out...
08-13-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,269
Posted By Squeeze

Same in Vermont in the 1970s.

Same in Vermont in the 1970s.
08-13-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By Squeeze

There's also the Wolftooth B-Rad system. ...

There's also the Wolftooth B-Rad system.

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/collections/b-rad-system

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0230/9291/files/b-rad-main-image.jpg?v=1524385405

No...
08-12-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,732
Posted By Squeeze

;)

;)
07-23-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By Squeeze

^ Wild guess: bike computer cable? Mystery...

^ Wild guess: bike computer cable?

Mystery #2: the black zip tie that appears above the pedal on the drive side.
07-22-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,463
Posted By Squeeze

I found a used Surly Cross Check on craigslist a...

I found a used Surly Cross Check on craigslist a little over a year ago and have no regrets. I ride it probably 50/50 on road and off road. Off road for me means gravel MUPs, dirt roads, and single...
07-19-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,645
Posted By Squeeze

Oh, and while I'm here... "Price point"...

Oh, and while I'm here...

"Price point" means price. Why add an extra word?

Why did someone make up "colorway"? What's wrong with "color" or "colors"?



:50: Yeah, I know.
07-19-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,645
Posted By Squeeze

Dan Carlin fan? (he reminded me of its...

Dan Carlin fan?

(he reminded me of its original meaning in one of his excellent podcasts)
07-19-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By Squeeze

OP here again. The shop set up my tires as...

OP here again. The shop set up my tires as tubeless. Here's what I ended up with, if anyone is curious. They look like presta valves to me, only shorter. I saw a tiny white spot of what I assume is...
07-13-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By Squeeze

OP here. Just heard back from the LBS. They said...

OP here. Just heard back from the LBS. They said to bring it by and they'd set it up while I wait and that it would take about fifteen minutes. Sounds good to me.

Thanks, everyone.
07-12-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By Squeeze

Thanks, gents. No, I didn't get tubeless valves....

Thanks, gents. No, I didn't get tubeless valves. And I realized what Adam said while I was trying to re-inflate the front tire. After I had started pumping, I remember thinking "these look like...
07-12-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By Squeeze

Is it normal for LBS to put tubes in tubeless tires with a new tubeless wheelset?

I will probably call or stop by the LBS to ask about this, but that won't change the past. And, I need to learn how to mount tubeless tires by myself anyway. I just want to ask if this is normal. I'm...
07-08-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,818
Posted By Squeeze

Since this is the C&V forum, how about a Selle...

Since this is the C&V forum, how about a Selle Italia Turbo?
07-07-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
Posted By Squeeze

I like MKS Sylvan Touring pedals. I ride road,...

I like MKS Sylvan Touring pedals. I ride road, gravel, and not-very-difficult single track on them.

They seem to be well made and are light and inexpensive.
07-05-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,968
Posted By Squeeze

I don't do business with Amazon for several...

I don't do business with Amazon for several reasons.

The reason I get a daily reminder about is how poorly their delivery drivers drive and especially how they park. They regularly block narrow...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,155
Posted By Squeeze

Here's a good thread about leather saddles from a...

Here's a good thread about leather saddles from a few months ago: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1226446-affordable-leather-saddles.html
06-28-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,917
Posted By Squeeze

My son and I rented bikes at the Santa Monica...

My son and I rented bikes at the Santa Monica Pier and rode around Venice Beach one afternoon while on a family vacation.
06-25-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,671
Posted By Squeeze

I have a Topeak Road Morph G with a little "foot"...

I have a Topeak Road Morph G with a little "foot" that makes it work more like a floor pump than a frame pump. It has a gauge too, but I don't know how accurate it is. It works just fine. I also have...
06-17-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,800
Posted By Squeeze

I cut the straps off my helmet. It's more...

I cut the straps off my helmet. It's more comfortable that way, doesn't interfere with my prescription sunglasses, and I don't get sweat caked in the chin strap.

Plus, I like to tip my helmet to...
06-02-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,091
Posted By Squeeze

In college, I helped a guy move and he gave me an...

In college, I helped a guy move and he gave me an old bike he didn't want anymore. It was a rusty white Free Spirit "ten speed", as we called them then. It had foam "Grab-On" grips that were rotting...
06-01-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,017
Posted By Squeeze

Agreed. I liked them very much. Forte brand tires...

Agreed. I liked them very much. Forte brand tires were a particular bargain and they had lots of cheap bags for commuting.
05-25-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,522
Posted By Squeeze

Wow, that looks great! I love projects like this....

Wow, that looks great! I love projects like this. Thanks for sharing.
05-13-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,935
Posted By Squeeze

I lived in three different suburban neighborhoods...

I lived in three different suburban neighborhoods in North Carolina as a kid. All had lots of trees and there were trails in the woods made by generations of kids, I assume. We'd zoom through the...
04-27-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By Squeeze

OP here again. Thanks to all for the advice! Much...

OP here again. Thanks to all for the advice! Much appreciated.
04-26-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By Squeeze

Thanks. I'm not really planning to swap tires...

Thanks. I'm not really planning to swap tires often - just wondering and trying to think of all my questions at one time.
04-26-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By Squeeze

Questions about switching to tubeless wheels & tires for the first time

My LBS will be building a tubeless-compatible wheelset for my Cross Check once the parts arrive. I have never tried tubeless but I needed to get my stock rear wheel trued and figured I'd quit...
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