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06-02-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 635
Posted By cyccommute

Yup. I covered this in another thread on brake...

Yup. I covered this in another thread on brake fluid. If the fluid were DOT fluid it would be less bad...still bad, however...because the DOT fluid dissolves the water.

For anze_awesome: With...
06-01-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By cyccommute

Definition of frame stack: ...

Definition of frame stack: (https://road.cc/content/feature/what-are-stack-and-reach-and-why-are-they-important-266968)



Add the bottom bracket height and you have standover. Same measurement....
06-01-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 538
Posted By cyccommute

Looking at the bike, the seat tube is at a very...

Looking at the bike, the seat tube is at a very relaxed. Most bikes have seat tube angles of in the 72į to 74į range. This one looks like it's down in the low 60į, possibly high 50į. That puts a...
06-01-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 646
Posted By cyccommute

To illustrate my technique here’s a photo...

To illustrate my technique here’s a photo montage.

I mark my tubes with a silver Sharpie. It shows up better than other markers. I also make the X super large so that I don’t have to search too...
05-31-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, there is. Mineral oil is made from longer...

Yes, there is. Mineral oil is made from longer chain alkanes. It is related to mineral spirits but just bigger molecules. Motor oil is slightly related but it has a lot of different chemicals in it...
05-29-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 115,350
Posted By cyccommute

Mt. Princeton, one of the Collegiate Peaks from...

Mt. Princeton, one of the Collegiate Peaks from the Midland railroad.
...
05-28-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,728
Posted By cyccommute

I crash enough without slicks. I have a lot of...

I crash enough without slicks. I have a lot of other bikes if I want to go fast and smooth.
05-26-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,399
Posted By cyccommute

Coronasploring today along the South Platte...

Coronasploring today along the South Platte River. 2004 Specialized S-Works Epic FSR. Best dually ever made in my opinion

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05-26-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By cyccommute

559mm is the tire bead diameter. Itís for 26Ē...

559mm is the tire bead diameter. Itís for 26Ē tires. If you do the math, 559mm isnít 26Ē, itís actually 22Ē. The 26Ē refers to the outside diameter of the tire when mounted. But, to be even more...
05-25-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By cyccommute

That’s not a crack. It’s a joint. All rims have...

That’s not a crack. It’s a joint. All rims have them. Some are pinned and welded, and some are just pinned. A single walled rim like yours is usually just pinned. The joint is a little separated but...
05-24-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 445
Posted By cyccommute

By the way, headset spacers donít need to be...

By the way, headset spacers donít need to be boring black or silver. Have some fun with them. You can find all kinds of colors of headset spacers out there. Go nuts!
...
05-24-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 445
Posted By cyccommute

I have some with a spacer above the stem. I cut...

I have some with a spacer above the stem. I cut the steerer long so that I could decide on the overall length later and just never got around to cutting off the excess. It is nice to have a little...
05-23-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 445
Posted By cyccommute

How many more can you get your hands on? It was...

How many more can you get your hands on? It was more of a rhetorical question, however. I run my steer tubes very long. Most people would say 40mm is the max but I often go to double that. A new,...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,217
Posted By cyccommute

Your bike is a ďsport tourĒ bike which was...

Your bike is a ďsport tourĒ bike which was supposed to be a sporty bike that you could (theoretically) tour on. But the short stays that make for a sporty unloaded ride start getting ugly when you...
05-23-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 445
Posted By cyccommute

No need for a fine bladed hacksaw nor for a mask....

No need for a fine bladed hacksaw nor for a mask. If the steer tube was carbon, maybe. But Suntour hasnít started putting carbon steer tubes on their shocks.
05-23-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 445
Posted By cyccommute

A screwdriver works for removing the race but be...

A screwdriver works for removing the race but be careful with it. Itís easy to gouge the crown. A length of plastic or copper tubing works to set the race on the fork. The setter is just a slide...
05-23-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By cyccommute

Wolftooth Pack Pliers....

Wolftooth Pack Pliers. (https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/pack-pliers) They have storage for extra links and can be used a tire levers. A little expensive but a very good tool. There...
05-20-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,728
Posted By cyccommute

Oh, that all mountain bikes would die an...

Oh, that all mountain bikes would die an warrior’s death and go to Stovokor. The only thing sadder than a hardtail tamed with slick tires is a daully tamed with slick tires. My bikes are commuter...
05-19-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 115,350
Posted By cyccommute

Yup. It's in an area of Denver that has been...

Yup. It's in an area of Denver that has been redeveloped and renamed the Denver River North Art District...RiNo for short. The city put rhinos of bikes for the bike lanes.
05-18-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 115,350
Posted By cyccommute

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/52e872ca_a8f8_43ff_bc16_f09227e0be3c_4ce9c3260c6c54754665652e6e0fbe40bb76a681.jpeg

Riding into the nuclear waste land. Rocky Flats...
05-18-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,290
Posted By cyccommute

There are still tires and rims out there for 26Ē...

There are still tires and rims out there for 26Ē bikes. There are few options for new forks but there are lots of good used ones around. I have five 26Ē wheeled bikes
...
05-17-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By cyccommute

As well as less contact with sensitive and/or...

As well as less contact with sensitive and/or dangly bits.
05-17-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,849
Posted By cyccommute

I didn't take his comment (completely) that way. ...

I didn't take his comment (completely) that way. I'll agree that the term "plastic" has some negative connotations in some circles. But talk to any chemist, engineer, or material scientist and the...
05-17-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,849
Posted By cyccommute

I think people have tried this but the problem is...

I think people have tried this but the problem is that carbon fiber works best when the fibers are oriented. If you look at the way that carbon fiber fabric is laid down, they orient the fibers at...
05-16-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,849
Posted By cyccommute

Itís probably not bicycles that are going to lead...

Itís probably not bicycles that are going to lead when it comes to carbon fiber recycling. The most likely application driving the effort will be wind turbine blades. They are huge and currently...
05-16-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 423
Posted By cyccommute

Wrong direction. The quick release does compress...

Wrong direction. The quick release does compress the bearings. If they are tight, they get tighter. Thatís not the right direction. The bearings should be a little loose so that they tighten just...
05-16-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,849
Posted By cyccommute

You do know that carbon fiber is mined nor does...

You do know that carbon fiber is mined nor does it grow on trees (at least not yet (https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy16osti/66386.pdf)). It is a plastic from the acrylonitrile to the polyacrylonitrile to...
05-15-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 793
Posted By cyccommute

Acetone doesnít work on adhesives. It makes the...

Acetone doesnít work on adhesives. It makes the problem worse in most cases because the adhesive becomes gummy and doesnít come off. I have an older bottle of Goof Off smells like it is mostly ethyl...
05-14-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 793
Posted By cyccommute

Easy-Off oven cleaner doesnít contain oxalic...

Easy-Off oven cleaner doesnít contain oxalic acid, nor has it ever to my knowledge. It contains sodium hydroxide. Sodium hydroxide breaks down biological material easier without forming dangerous...
05-14-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By cyccommute

Keep the current bike. The Northrock doesn’t even...

Keep the current bike. The Northrock doesn’t even compare. It’s got far too many warts. The major one is the freewheel rear wheel. It’s prone to breaking. A $500 mountain is a slight step down as...
05-14-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,849
Posted By cyccommute

In some respects, yes. But aluminum and steel...

In some respects, yes. But aluminum and steel are different at an atomic level. Iron and aluminum have other elements in them but the interaction is far different from carbon based plastics. Carbon...
05-14-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,849
Posted By cyccommute

No, itís not a over simplification. Any plastic...

No, itís not a over simplification. Any plastic is just a polymerized material made from natural or synthetic chemicals. Prior to polymerization, the materials used to make the plastic is a resin. ...
Forum: Touring
05-14-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,391
Posted By cyccommute

Chain Of Rocks has got to be on the list. Car...

Chain Of Rocks has got to be on the list. Car sized but no cars.
05-11-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,510
Posted By cyccommute

Just to be clear, the wheel that loses traction...

Just to be clear, the wheel that loses traction is the rear wheel. The front wheel canít skid on a bicycle. The rider will flip over the front wheel before that happens. Rim brakes can easily reach...
05-11-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By cyccommute

And they were all completely painless,...

And they were all completely painless, right?:rolleyes: After all, one variety (the one with the big spines in my picture above) is called “Teddy Bear” because it’s so soft and cuddly
05-10-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By cyccommute

Itís Scott Time Trial bar....

Itís Scott Time Trial bar. (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=EC8ED7CA-29E7-4D77-8591-D451C9E207A4&Enum=112&AbsPos=7) Late 80s/early 90s. To get the adhesive off use Goof Off...
05-10-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By cyccommute

You seem to do a lot of backing into cactus. But,...

You seem to do a lot of backing into cactus. But, if cholla don’t hurt like you initially said, why did you cop the attitude and chop that one down? I, mean, it couldn’t hurt anyone, after all.
...
05-10-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By cyccommute

A Colorado native here. We arenít unfamiliar with...

A Colorado native here. We arenít unfamiliar with cholla here. Iíve also had experience with them in Arizona.

The cactus may attach to animals to get transported but the whole point is to drop off...
05-10-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By cyccommute

Those are cholla. There are tons of different...

Those are cholla. There are tons of different varieties of cholla. As a class, cholla look like bushes and have ďbranchesĒ that break off easily.



How much experience do you have with cholla? ...
05-09-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,259
Posted By cyccommute

I’d be dubious of anything that comes from Harbor...

I’d be dubious of anything that comes from Harbor Freight. Grease from Harbor Freight is a bit like tootpast from the Dollar Store. It might contain something grease...like tootpast...but it might...
05-08-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,477
Posted By cyccommute

Thatís hydraulic brake levers for ya. Many of...

Thatís hydraulic brake levers for ya. Many of them are so ugly that you have to hang a pork chop around them to get the dog to play with them;)



Thatís not a ď90ís hardtailĒ. Itís an 80s...
05-07-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By cyccommute

I have 8 bikes and each one has wheel sets I’ve...

I have 8 bikes and each one has wheel sets I’ve built. I have Phil Wood hubs (3 sets), White Industry hubs (3 sets), Velocity (1 set) and Paul FHub/RHub (1 set). A few are 36 hole (the Phils) and...
05-07-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,005
Posted By cyccommute

The knife demonstration is flawed for a number ...

The knife demonstration is flawed for a number of reasons. First, heís just demonstrating what happens if you put wax over another lubricant. No one has said you should degrease, we are just saying...
05-06-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,005
Posted By cyccommute

First: DO NOT USE PETROL!!! EVER! Gasoline...

First: DO NOT USE PETROL!!! EVER!

Gasoline will ignite at any temperature above -45įF (or C because they are close to the same). That means that at any temperature above dangerously cold, the...
05-06-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,505
Posted By cyccommute

This one...

This one (https://www.thebikesmiths.com/products/alex-618108?_pos=3&_sid=4a5876286&_ss=r) is a 36 spoke 26Ē wheel.

Just to be clear, this is a cheap(ish) way of getting to a freehub to solve your...
05-04-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By cyccommute

As I tell my mechanics students, the Siren song...

As I tell my mechanics students, the Siren song (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sirens_and_Ulysses) of the limit screws have dashed many a bicycle mechanic upon the rocks of derailer adjustment. I...
05-04-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,360
Posted By cyccommute

I though you said good floor pump. I see any...

I though you said good floor pump. I see any number of pumps like that at my local co-op...usually as they pass by on the way to the recycle bin.
05-04-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,676
Posted By cyccommute

You do know about this invention...

You do know about this invention (https://www.camelbak.com/en/new-arrivals/R01132--MULE_100_oz_Hydration_Pack?color=39bf23b5db5c49fbb8ac1beb6bf8a041), donít you? Tailor made for riding in areas...
05-04-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,527
Posted By cyccommute

Tacoenthusiast sarcasm is correct. No one is...

Tacoenthusiast sarcasm is correct. No one is going to stop you while you ride and check your papers. But I would also suggest not going to places where everyone else is riding. Go explore somewhere...
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