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04-06-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,283
Posted By storckm

Thanks for the thoughts, everyone. I did end up...

Thanks for the thoughts, everyone. I did end up getting a winter bike together last month: the only thing I needed to buy immediately was the fenders.
02-18-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,283
Posted By storckm

I have 700x35 marathon winters on my main...

I have 700x35 marathon winters on my main bike:I'd probably transfer those.
02-18-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,283
Posted By storckm

Dedicated Winter Bicycle: Yea or Nay

So I've always liked the idea of having one bike that can do everything. Currently, that's a Rivendell Appaloosa, set up with fenders, bottle dynamo lighting, front rack, studded tires,...
08-11-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By storckm

Any thoughts about lacing patterns for a smaller...

Any thoughts about lacing patterns for a smaller wheel? I've built some 700C wheels, and I've always used 3-cross, but I'm not sure about considerations for the smaller size.
07-28-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By storckm

Thanks for the thoughts. I suppose you'd...

Thanks for the thoughts.

I suppose you'd call it a city bike or something like that: it's definitely not for serious off-road riding or racing. My daughter currently rides her BMX bike around...
07-28-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By storckm

New Wheels for an Old Bicycle

So I have an old juvenile frame. It was originally made in West Germany with ISO 540 wheels. I bought it from someone in Canada ten or fifteen years ago. It's not a super nice frame, but it's kind of...
11-26-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By storckm

I seem to remember someone--Sheldon Brown...

I seem to remember someone--Sheldon Brown possibly--writing that the hub changes by a few mm were designed to let the slightly wider hub work in a slightly narrower frame. I don't know if this...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,452
Posted By storckm

By after, I mean after quarantine, etc. I realize...

By after, I mean after quarantine, etc. I realize the virus is still with us.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,452
Posted By storckm

Does It Seem Like Motorists Drive Differently After COVID-19?

I haven't been commuting as much since mid-March, but I've been walking more and doing some long rides. It seems to me that motorists are more erratic and irritable than back in the winter. (I...
03-19-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,524
Posted By storckm

I do now have a mirror. I opted for a handlebar...

I do now have a mirror. I opted for a handlebar mounted model, and am pretty pleased with it.
01-29-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,185
Posted By storckm

The Sheldon Brown piece referred to above...

The Sheldon Brown piece referred to above contains the following passage:


I've been using a 140mm tandem rear in a 135mm rear for years without any cold setting. It is a little bit of a pain...
01-21-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,524
Posted By storckm

Well, thanks for the thoughts so far. I'm not...

Well, thanks for the thoughts so far. I'm not looking to be told what to do; simply asking for advice from other experienced--in some cases, more experienced--cyclists. That seems like a reasonable...
01-18-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,524
Posted By storckm

Lucky? Unlucky? Or just stupid? Heebie jeebies after a very minor accident

Yesterday, I was riding along at about 5:00 o'clock, heading home from work. In my mind (or what passes for it), I was cataloging the times when I'd fallen off my bike--probably because I'd forgotten...
08-20-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,692
Posted By storckm

This punishment sounds like a good idea to me....

This punishment sounds like a good idea to me. Nothing permanent or even costly (except for a little time), but something to make the cyclists think--at least we would hope so. When I first started...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By storckm

I'll just enjoy it then. Wet bricks do seem a bit...

I'll just enjoy it then. Wet bricks do seem a bit slick to me too, though.
Forum: Commuting
07-13-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By storckm

Contemporary Brick

Of course there's old brick, with all of its issues. But there's also new brick--apparently there's an engineering advantage: that it doesn't crack like asphalt. Sometimes, riding over a section of...
07-02-18, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By storckm

I agree with alcjphil. You might try filing the...

I agree with alcjphil. You might try filing the shoe a little, if you want to be extra careful.
Forum: Introductions
06-25-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By storckm

Columbus Outdoor Pursuits? Hadn't heard of...

Columbus Outdoor Pursuits? Hadn't heard of it--thanks.
Forum: Introductions
06-20-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By storckm

Welcome. Where in Ohio are you? I'm in Columbus.

Welcome. Where in Ohio are you? I'm in Columbus.
09-15-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By storckm

These...

These (https://ridepdw.com/collections/fenders/products/full-metal-fenders-safety-tabs?variant=24829153601#) seem to be the right safety clips.
08-29-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By storckm

Any ideas about safety clips with single stays...

Any ideas about safety clips with single stays for aluminum fenders?
08-15-17, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By storckm

And one more question: The Planet Bike clips...

And one more question: The Planet Bike clips expect a double-stay bent like a V. The Velo Orange fenders use a single stay. Should I bend the end of it to a V-shape to fit the clips, or is there a...
08-13-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By storckm

So I don't need to worry about this happening...

So I don't need to worry about this happening with the steel fenders?
08-10-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By storckm

So what about steel fenders? Can they jam the...

So what about steel fenders? Can they jam the same way? I have them on another bicycle.
08-09-17, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By storckm

So what would happen if a stick hit the fork...

So what would happen if a stick hit the fork blades?
08-07-17, 07:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By storckm

Okay. I've ordered some Planet Bike breakaway...

Okay. I've ordered some Planet Bike breakaway clips, and will probably replace the fender. Just out of curiosity, though: won't whatever is stuck in the spokes just hit the fork blades or jam into...
08-05-17, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By storckm

Aluminum, actually. I'll treat it as steel? ...

Aluminum, actually. I'll treat it as steel?
Never had any problem until now, and I don't remember a bounce--just a sudden flipping-of-the-world-upside-down.
08-05-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By storckm

What happened to my fender?

Well, I had a crash Wednesday. This is a photo of my front fender. I have two questions:
1. Any reason why I shouldn't try to straighten it out?
2. Did something get stuck in the fender and cause...
08-05-17, 06:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,841
Posted By storckm

But at least this guy was carrying a cell phone. ...

But at least this guy was carrying a cell phone.

(Something I don't currently own.)
08-04-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By storckm

Below is a picture of my front fender. Does this...

Below is a picture of my front fender. Does this look like a stick got jammed in there? The bike is ridable....
08-04-17, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By storckm

A Nasty Crash: Help me choose a new helmet

So Wednesday, on the way to work, I crashed. I remember crossing the road onto the short section of MUP I take every morning, then I remember something happening and the world turning upside down....
05-01-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By storckm

I'm a little confused by a number of things in...

I'm a little confused by a number of things in your post. However, to answer your question, there are plenty of 24 hole front hubs that would work with those rims. If they're the right length and...
08-22-16, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,237
Posted By storckm

Wal Mart Fixie

So: A neighbor showed up at my door and gave me a bike. It's the famous original wal-mart fixie, with red and yellow rims. It needs a little work--the headset is loose--but looks to be in decent...
05-28-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,244
Posted By storckm

I talked to an insurance agent. He suggested a...

I talked to an insurance agent. He suggested a policy of one million dollars, about $400 per year. This is a bit of money unless I'm able to bring in a fair bit of business.
05-21-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,244
Posted By storckm

Any other advice?

Any other advice?
05-20-15, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,244
Posted By storckm

I hadn't even thought of insurance. Would a...

I hadn't even thought of insurance. Would a standard personal liability policy suffice?
05-19-15, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,244
Posted By storckm

Bicycle Mechanic Supplies and Tools

Advice, please: I've been thinking for a while about setting up a side venture doing some bicycle repairs, and today I was cleaning out and organizing my garage when someone walked by and asked if I...
11-06-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By storckm

Thanks. Contacting Yuba was a good idea. In case...

Thanks. Contacting Yuba was a good idea. In case anyone needs to know, the bearings are 6001-2RS (Front) and 6902-2RS (Rear).
11-04-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By storckm

Thanks. I don't know of any bearing supply stores...

Thanks. I don't know of any bearing supply stores locally, although there may be one. I use the bicycle five days in the week to take my smallest children to school, so I don't want to have it out of...
11-03-14, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By storckm

Cartridge Bearings for Yuba Mundo

So the sealed cartridge bearings on my Yuba Mundo need to be replaced. I can wiggle the wheel from side to side a little, and the bearings feel just a little rough when I spin the wheel.

I've only...
09-29-14, 06:06 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 13,169
Posted By storckm

I use the drive through at the bank--most banks...

I use the drive through at the bank--most banks around here have them--now and then, and haven't had a problem, although going inside can be quicker depending on the relative length of the lines. I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-14, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By storckm

Perhaps ramming is the wrong word--it sounds too...

Perhaps ramming is the wrong word--it sounds too intentional. And it's not frequent, but I noticed it the other day at an intersection where cross traffic doesn't stop and visibility is not good. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By storckm

Flicker Fusion Threshold, Riding in Line

I'm not sure which forum to post this in, but it seems like road cyclists like to ride in lines, so I'll see what you all think:
I ride with my children a fair bit. Occasionally, I have to stop...
08-15-14, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By storckm

Applause for Kroger

About four years ago, I had a key break off in a padlock at a local food co-op. The merchants let me use a hammer and cold chisel they happened to have on hand to cut the chain, and I wrote a post...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,456
Posted By storckm

I gave away my old commuter, when I hadn't ridden...

I gave away my old commuter, when I hadn't ridden it in a while. It was a gift to me in the first place, although I'd fixed it up a little and put on some nicer wheels.
Forum: Commuting
07-23-14, 01:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,359
Posted By storckm

I usually take it fairly easy, unless I'm running...

I usually take it fairly easy, unless I'm running late.
07-23-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,525
Posted By storckm

At the moment, I have the stock crank back on. I...

At the moment, I have the stock crank back on. I think I wouldn't want a smaller large ring.
07-16-14, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By storckm

I'd definitely look for something used. But,...

I'd definitely look for something used. But, especially with CL, you need to know what you're looking for. If you don't know enough, I'd really recommend finding a knowledgeable friend.
As to hybrid...
Forum: Touring
07-15-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,087
Posted By storckm

Well, I don't carry a laptop for long distances,...

Well, I don't carry a laptop for long distances, but I do carry mine frequently, inside a back on the top of my rack. I've got a 6 year old Thinkpad with an ordinary (spinning) hard drive, and...
06-24-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 27,304
Posted By storckm

Not too many suburbs I have seen have those...

Not too many suburbs I have seen have those things (unless you count driving into the city as easy access).
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