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10-28-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,486
Posted By Pop N Wood

I did something very similar with L shaped pieces...

I did something very similar with L shaped pieces of plywood. They go farther up the rim that way. Nice thing about these is they can be unscrewed and adjusted for the width of the tire. I built a...
10-27-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By Pop N Wood

Would love to hear from people who have tried...

Would love to hear from people who have tried both as well.
10-20-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,561
Posted By Pop N Wood

I tried that approach when I needed to lose...

I tried that approach when I needed to lose weight, heavy bike with knobby tires. Yep, didn't go as fast and had to work to do that. But what I found is I didn't ride as long either. Put on some...
10-18-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 883
Posted By Pop N Wood

man, bunch or crotchety old bastards on this...

man, bunch or crotchety old bastards on this site.

T handled allen wrenches make bike repairs quicker and more enjoyable, but a good socket mounted driver is essential for properly torqueing down...
10-18-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,180
Posted By Pop N Wood

Not sure if you want an answer or an argument but...

Not sure if you want an answer or an argument but here is one hit from a 30 second google search

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-1996-title49-vol4/pdf/CFR-1996-title49-vol4-sec393-11.pdf
...
10-18-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,180
Posted By Pop N Wood

Not only should you not put a white light on the...

Not only should you not put a white light on the rear, you DO NOT need a high lumen rear light. 20 lumen is plenty for a rear tail light. I like the Planet Bike grateful red. Use two of those if...
10-16-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By Pop N Wood

Free the nipples!!! I typically lube my...

Free the nipples!!!

I typically lube my nipples with a shot of WD40 like product every now and then to try and keep them from seizing like yours have.

Now that yours have seized the best...
10-14-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 870
Posted By Pop N Wood

Wrap back bars can sometimes cause knee clearance...

Wrap back bars can sometimes cause knee clearance issues.

I had to go to a stem riser on my ebike for that reason,
10-14-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Pop N Wood

One year old and half price? That makes it a...

One year old and half price? That makes it a pretty good deal, especially in the covid market. 4000 miles is less than a year's use.

It is a pretty bike too. If that thing fits you offer a...
10-14-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,232
Posted By Pop N Wood

Just wondering, are they rim brake and if so, do...

Just wondering, are they rim brake and if so, do they have an aluminum braking surface?

Never owned carbon wheels, no idea what to expect.

Had a rear wheel that lasted 30 years with only a...
10-13-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By Pop N Wood

Personally I like going into my parts bin from...

Personally I like going into my parts bin from time to time and randomly change parts on my bikes. Gives me quality time wrenching and lets me experience something new.

I need to start painting...
10-12-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By Pop N Wood

Put an ebike motor on that and go teach the lycra...

Put an ebike motor on that and go teach the lycra crowd some humility.
10-12-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,232
Posted By Pop N Wood

Not when they are racing parts. They cost a lot...

Not when they are racing parts. They cost a lot because they are light. Making them light doesn't always make the durable or longer lasting, more often it makes them weaker and shortens their...
10-12-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 870
Posted By Pop N Wood

Spoken like a young man. Things change as...

Spoken like a young man.

Things change as you get older. Your bars will get higher and gearing lower. Eventually, when you are one foot in a wheel chair, you may even end up on a recumbent.
...
10-12-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,012
Posted By Pop N Wood

To maximize your environmental impact. ...

To maximize your environmental impact.

Seriously. Almost criminal the way some people throw chemicals around.
10-09-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Pop N Wood

All documentation has moved on line. Not...

All documentation has moved on line. Not necessarily a bad thing IMO
10-09-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By Pop N Wood

You might want to consider a quill adapter to...

You might want to consider a quill adapter to allow use of a standard stem. Gives you a lot more options and better adjustability.

I put one on my vintage road bike for the exact reason you are...
10-08-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,824
Posted By Pop N Wood

Damn. Tough crowd, LOL

Damn. Tough crowd, LOL
10-08-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,824
Posted By Pop N Wood

I love all my bikes, old and newer. Own any bike...

I love all my bikes, old and newer. Own any bike long enough and you will grow an appreciation for it.

Too much bandwidth is devoted to rim vs disc brakes. In the end they are just brakes. Once...
10-07-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Pop N Wood

You don't need the exact same model. Just get...

You don't need the exact same model. Just get any 160 mm centerlock rotor.
10-06-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By Pop N Wood

A shot of WD40 or equivalent every now and then...

A shot of WD40 or equivalent every now and then will hold off the corrosion. I routinely treat every threaded part of my bikes.

Stainless washers would work, but most racks have thick enough...
10-05-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,603
Posted By Pop N Wood

I commonly sing out loud while I ride. Never had...

I commonly sing out loud while I ride. Never had a single passing problem when doing that.
10-05-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,670
Posted By Pop N Wood

I used to get runner's high when I rode. Would...

I used to get runner's high when I rode. Would get this warm rush moving from my skull down to my toes. Would suddenly feel like I was floating, all pain disappeared, extremities would tingle, even...
10-05-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,981
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've seen a couple of high end, year old, full...

I've seen a couple of high end, year old, full suspension bikes go on sale for something like $500 before. The bikes usually sold within a day.

Beyond that I guess trust your gut is as good as...
10-04-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 899
Posted By Pop N Wood

You're not going to see a big change in anything...

You're not going to see a big change in anything with that switch. Someone gave numbers, you are moving the bars up more than out, little more upright position, some added knee clearance.

Stems...
10-03-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Pop N Wood

From the sounds of things I would worry about...

From the sounds of things I would worry about pinching a finger on such a flare.

I like JoeTBM's idea, some sort of hammer and dolly. Light taps only.
10-02-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,136
Posted By Pop N Wood

come ride the Baltimore bike trails with me and...

come ride the Baltimore bike trails with me and see just how archaic that line of thinking is
10-02-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By Pop N Wood

Have to agree with everything cyccocommute said.

Have to agree with everything cyccocommute said.
10-02-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,776
Posted By Pop N Wood

I rode the GAP trail and my riding buddy had a...

I rode the GAP trail and my riding buddy had a set of those on his bike, Spent two days watching the side panniers flap around like a set of old man testicles and getting cut up by his tire. ...
Forum: Touring
09-30-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By Pop N Wood

great suggestion

great suggestion
09-29-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,328
Posted By Pop N Wood

I wouldn't hesitate to get it welded by any...

I wouldn't hesitate to get it welded by any competent welder.

You can weld aluminum with your MIG, but definitely not a job for a first timer.

Have them weld a support brace across it while...
09-27-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 813
Posted By Pop N Wood

Only had a bike stolen once. A 1981 Schwinn...

Only had a bike stolen once. A 1981 Schwinn LeTour. Was in the Navy living in a ship yard. Only place to lock it was some distance from the ship. Can't remember what lock it was, but being a...
09-27-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,466
Posted By Pop N Wood

Honest, last post on this. So I come on here,...

Honest, last post on this. So I come on here, say I'm trying to get lower gears on my touring bike but would rather walk at times. You go on a rant, tell me I need to learn how to balance a bike,...
09-25-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,466
Posted By Pop N Wood

I guess if you have something to prove than never...

I guess if you have something to prove than never walking is the only option

If you are out to enjoy the ride and see some scenery than walking for a bit helps one take it all in
09-24-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By Pop N Wood

I ordered an ebike kit and the battery took over...

I ordered an ebike kit and the battery took over 3 months to arrive. The CA company I bought the kit from said the battery was shipped within a few days of my order, but got stuck on the pier...
09-20-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,191
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've lived with Asperger's or Asperger's like...

I've lived with Asperger's or Asperger's like symptoms my whole life. didn't realize it until a few years ago. Never fit in, never communicated well with others, always felt like I didn't belong. ...
09-19-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,088
Posted By Pop N Wood

Why do people brag about their ignore list? ...

Why do people brag about their ignore list?

Honestly, what do you gain by that?

Oops, guess I just made the list, huh Francis.
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By Pop N Wood

I agree with everything in your post, especially...

I agree with everything in your post, especially that beautiful bike you ride, but want to second this quote of yours from my personal experience. Best way I've found to use a solar panel is via a...
09-17-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,665
Posted By Pop N Wood

You'll find that gets increasingly impossible to...

You'll find that gets increasingly impossible to do as you age.

What is needed is not so much a diet but a lifestyle change.
09-13-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,029
Posted By Pop N Wood

From https://bikeeasy.org/blog/archives/1385/ ...

From https://bikeeasy.org/blog/archives/1385/


One study, dryly called “Risk Factors for Bicycle-Motor Vehicle Collisions at Intersections”...
09-01-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 945
Posted By Pop N Wood

Fruit of the Loom synthetic blend sweat pants. ...

Fruit of the Loom synthetic blend sweat pants. $7 at Walmart.
08-30-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By Pop N Wood

good gone/goof off, a Popsicle stick and a paper...

good gone/goof off, a Popsicle stick and a paper towel.
08-26-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,173
Posted By Pop N Wood

In the 70's seemed like all bikes started the...

In the 70's seemed like all bikes started the wrap in the center and worked out to the bar ends. I've definitely had tape curl over time, but usually it isn't bad.

Not sure when the shift occurred...
08-24-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,101
Posted By Pop N Wood

Planet Bike Greatful Red. Besides the...

Planet Bike Greatful Red.

Besides the coolest name ever they are only $20 and oversized so it counts as a passive reflector when not turned on.

You WANT the AA battery version. Load it with...
08-24-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By Pop N Wood

Build a separate bike shed.

Build a separate bike shed.
08-21-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By Pop N Wood

Man, so many judgmental people in this world...

Man, so many judgmental people in this world anymore. Free thinking is being beat into submission. did you at least wear a mask, helmet and eye protection when you did it?

BTW I agree looks like...
08-21-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 775
Posted By Pop N Wood

The guy asked for an honest assessment of what he...

The guy asked for an honest assessment of what he had and got it. No one put him down or tried to shame him.

Some of us linked useful information to give him a fuller picture.

What did you...
08-21-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,002
Posted By Pop N Wood

Because you are projecting your irrational...

Because you are projecting your irrational paranoia onto others and then attempting to shame them when they don't comply. Are you really going to spend the rest of your life cowering in fear every...
08-20-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,329
Posted By Pop N Wood

Which article are you referring to? the Joel...

Which article are you referring to? the Joel Friel article, the one with no science in it and that ended in the following statement?
08-20-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,002
Posted By Pop N Wood

Nope and I'm running out of patience with people...

Nope and I'm running out of patience with people who think they are needed

by the way, there is a whole section on this forum dedicated to Covid. Plenty of threads on bikes and masks there.
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