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07-17-18, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Kontact

Thank you for your kindness and support.

I want to thank the many people that posted interesting mechanical puzzles and cycling physics conundrums that I enjoyed discussing so much. Recent events have shown that Bikeforums is likely not a...
07-16-18, 11:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By Kontact

Knee pads and helmets don't stop the sort of...

Knee pads and helmets don't stop the sort of internal trauma people die of when they hit something hard at over 30 mph.


The cyclist death rate in the Netherlands is 1 death for every 82,534...
07-16-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,769
Posted By Kontact

I found a used Luna for cheap. After I sold the...

I found a used Luna for cheap. After I sold the Force group it came with I only had $500 in the frameset.
07-16-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,769
Posted By Kontact

Only impacts that aren't where the device was...

Only impacts that aren't where the device was designed to receive them. A CF pogo stick would last as well or better than one made of steel.
07-16-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,769
Posted By Kontact

The test you're referring to was about long term...

The test you're referring to was about long term wear, not impact durability.
07-16-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 600
Posted By Kontact

Anything that wears goes from working to not...

Anything that wears goes from working to not working at some particular point in time - especially if you only have 11t. You appear to have reached that point. It certainly doesn't appear to be...
07-16-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 600
Posted By Kontact

I had read your previous posts, which all have...

I had read your previous posts, which all have the tone of this one. You sound like you know better and have more experience than anyone who could help you, so you clearly don't need any help from...
07-16-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,100
Posted By Kontact

I doubt retro grouches care what anyone else...

I doubt retro grouches care what anyone else rides, and are likely happy to not be saddled with the stiff ride and potential tech issues your bike has.
07-16-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 600
Posted By Kontact

Do you ride in the cog a lot? 11t cogs wear twice...

Do you ride in the cog a lot? 11t cogs wear twice as fast as a 22t cog.

It sure looks like a wear issue with the chain and cog no longer being the same pitch. A worn cog does have a different...
07-16-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,877
Posted By Kontact

There is no slop in the threads - the locknut and...

There is no slop in the threads - the locknut and cone are braced against the threads in opposition. That compresses the cone and locknut against each other by putting tension on the threaded axle...
07-16-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,769
Posted By Kontact

What kind of budget did you have to take LBS...

What kind of budget did you have to take LBS quality bikes that were relatively new and attempt to destroy them?

I don't think new bikes are any stronger than a 1980 Klein, except maybe the rims.
07-16-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,877
Posted By Kontact

Steel can compress elastically.

Steel can compress elastically.
07-16-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By Kontact

Did you have the link running on the top stretch...

Did you have the link running on the top stretch of chain, then step on the pedal?

There's a youtube guy that shows himself trying to get the link to lock with it on the bottom between the crank...
07-16-18, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Kontact

What sort of issues can a rider expect from all...

What sort of issues can a rider expect from all that extra cage drag?
07-15-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,911
Posted By Kontact

How would punishing driver for a cyclist mistake...

How would punishing driver for a cyclist mistake help anything.

And how would that be legal under the Constitutional right to due process?
07-15-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Kontact

Before you tighten stuff up again, check that you...

Before you tighten stuff up again, check that you don't have one of the retainers in upside down or one of the seals out of place or reversed.

I see nothing wrong with checking your work without...
07-15-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,911
Posted By Kontact

What sort of study causes you to conclude that...

What sort of study causes you to conclude that increased training or testing increases driver situational awareness?

Or is this just one of things that is "common sense"?
07-15-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Kontact

Sometimes. There are some Red power cranks have a...

Sometimes. There are some Red power cranks have a wide 90mm spindle between arms that will work with a BB386 EVO 30mm BB in a BSA frame.(On a BB30 crank you use spindle spacers.) But if it is a...
07-15-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By Kontact

Lol.

Lol.
07-15-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,465
Posted By Kontact

I said they were separate issues. Why don't you...

I said they were separate issues. Why don't you get that?

Is it because you aren't cognitively able to understand, or you just have some personality issue that causes you to attack even when...
07-15-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,877
Posted By Kontact

Expensive hubs also have steel cones, axles and...

Expensive hubs also have steel cones, axles and bearings. All of them need QR compression accounted for.

If your wheel didn't, it probably would mean your QR isn't being tightened sufficiently for...
07-15-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By Kontact

I can glue four cable ends a lot faster and...

I can glue four cable ends a lot faster and cheaper than you can crimp them.

And when you need to pull the cables, the ends aren't all bent up.
07-15-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By Kontact

All the ones used in the '80s worked great....

All the ones used in the '80s worked great. Klein, Merlin, Gary Fisher, etc.
07-15-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By Kontact

The main downsides to the tribike position is how...

The main downsides to the tribike position is how hard it is to find a saddle that doesn't crush your groin, the neck strain and the slow handling. They are bikes designed to go in relatively...
07-15-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,030
Posted By Kontact

Seems like a wonderful design if you are going to...

Seems like a wonderful design if you are going to frequently remove and regrease your post, as it has the handy height marks. Not so much if you aren't going to do that.
07-15-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 725
Posted By Kontact

Do you think anyone is going to guess which crank...

Do you think anyone is going to guess which crank you're talking about correctly? Why not use the quote feature if you're not going to write clear sentences?

There's no picture of a crank with FD...
07-15-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Kontact

Unwrap just the top of the tape, do your thing...

Unwrap just the top of the tape, do your thing and try to follow the way the tape is formed.
07-15-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,465
Posted By Kontact

Issues of who is to blame are actually very...

Issues of who is to blame are actually very different than who needs to do what to stay alive.
07-15-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,030
Posted By Kontact

You and @texaspandj...

You and @texaspandj (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/texaspandj-412879.html) are right, I was wrong. I was only thinking of the kinds of posts that have the light flutes around the top 2" or so,...
07-15-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,444
Posted By Kontact

Lot's of people have personal websites that...

Lot's of people have personal websites that aren't related to commerce. Mine is. Rules are rules and I want to be able to participate here, so I obey those rules. If you want to demonstrate that the...
07-15-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,911
Posted By Kontact

3 foot laws cost nothing and codify something...

3 foot laws cost nothing and codify something that courts were likely finding as common sense. This boondogle is as expensive as it is unfounded.
07-15-18, 02:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,911
Posted By Kontact

No one is ever going to pass a law like this. Why...

No one is ever going to pass a law like this. Why refine a fantasy?
07-14-18, 11:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,911
Posted By Kontact

All the people with no legs that drive cars have...

All the people with no legs that drive cars have cars that can be driven with no legs.

The absurd thing (aside from you not knowing that) is the complex system of exceptions required when you...
07-14-18, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Kontact

A standard Shimano 9spd derailleur might work....

A standard Shimano 9spd derailleur might work. Shimano shifts 4.35mm spacing with 2.5mm of cable pull per click, and Campy 9 is 4.55mm spacing. So Campy 11spd shifting with 2.6mm of cable pull ought...
07-14-18, 10:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By Kontact

The expanding airbag would just launch the...

The expanding airbag would just launch the cyclist toward some other hard object.

All must be tender and soft!
07-14-18, 10:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,911
Posted By Kontact

Is that the heart disease or the cerebral palsy...

Is that the heart disease or the cerebral palsy model? Who paid for it? How is its use monitored? Who pays for the monitoring. Who trains people to use them? Who pays the liability if someone is hurt...
07-14-18, 10:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By Kontact

That won't save cyclists, will it? The...

That won't save cyclists, will it?

The curbs, streets and buildings are going to need those airbags, too.

Or maybe all cyclists should have to ride in airbag suits by law. Can you get behind...
07-14-18, 10:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,911
Posted By Kontact

So if man with no legs is pulled over for DUI,...

So if man with no legs is pulled over for DUI, you think he is made to walk the line? Is that how you think it works?
07-14-18, 10:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By Kontact

I have. So you must think covering every hard...

I have. So you must think covering every hard surface in airbags is reasonable.

Let's get out the vote!
07-14-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,996
Posted By Kontact

No, "get it together" instead of misquoting...

No, "get it together" instead of misquoting me.
07-14-18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,911
Posted By Kontact

It's a privilege available to all people able to...

It's a privilege available to all people able to drive, not to people that meet the absurd non-driving requirements.

Just like you can't make land ownership a requirement to get a marriage...
07-14-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,996
Posted By Kontact

Ah, nope: Get it together.

Ah, nope:

Get it together.
07-14-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By Kontact

Neither of you provided the frame, crank, BB...

Neither of you provided the frame, crank, BB spindle length, chainline number and front derailleur model.

As for your bike, I couldn't say based on the little you provided, but I would point out...
07-14-18, 10:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By Kontact

Let's pad everything!

In the spirit of some of the recent suggestions for how to make the extremely low cycling death rate even smaller, I propose that instead of spending money forcing people to bike or licensing...
07-14-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,911
Posted By Kontact

What I want and what is fair protection under the...

What I want and what is fair protection under the law aren't the same things. If a person is unable to pass a driver's test, then they are unable to pass a driver's test.

You can drive a car with...
07-14-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By Kontact

I was a shop mechanic. I never cared what kind of...

I was a shop mechanic. I never cared what kind of chain, and installing a pin takes no more time than a quick link. Especially when some quick links have to be oriented correctly, which means you...
07-14-18, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,444
Posted By Kontact

https://www.internetbrands.com/ibterms/ But...

https://www.internetbrands.com/ibterms/

But as you are the first person to ever make an issue of this, I agree that this is a waste of bandwidth since I already explained why I don't have it in a...
07-14-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,996
Posted By Kontact

When did I say riding on the shoulder is poor? ...

When did I say riding on the shoulder is poor?

What I'm saying is that you are either riding in the traffic lane or you aren't. If there is enough shoulder cars can possibly pass you without...
07-14-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,444
Posted By Kontact

As I intimated earlier, using a sig line like...

As I intimated earlier, using a sig line like that likely runs afoul of forum rules about advertising.

It is also oboxious.
07-14-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,996
Posted By Kontact

I believe I already mentioned trauma and...

I believe I already mentioned trauma and harassment.
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