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07-19-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By ted_major

A friend had this issue recently. Turned out to...

A friend had this issue recently. Turned out to be as simple as ta broken plastic spoke protector (aka ‘dork disk’) which had broken and was causing enough friction between the spokes and cassette to...
07-15-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 775
Posted By ted_major

You can do that in Strava. From the Settings...

You can do that in Strava. From the Settings page, click the My Gear link on the left side menu. You can add a bike, and then once you add a bike, you can add components, and Strava will keep up with...
06-24-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,105
Posted By ted_major

No orange?

No orange?
06-20-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,012
Posted By ted_major

+1 on sitting idle for a long time. My wife’s old...

+1 on sitting idle for a long time. My wife’s old mountain bike sat in the shed for years, and when I pulled it out to clean up for my kid to use, it exhibited the same symptoms. I drizzled chainsaw...
06-20-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,012
Posted By ted_major

I always find it interesting to see how...

I always find it interesting to see how widespread that euphemism is. I first came across it doing construction work in Alabama during the ‘80s.
06-17-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By ted_major

Discomfort in the knee sounds like more of an...

Discomfort in the knee sounds like more of an issue with bike fit than gravel vs. road bike. You might try asking over in the bike fitting sub-forum.
06-13-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By ted_major

Is this...

Is this (https://www.romet.pl/Rower,ASPRE,10,755,756,14940,2019.html) the bike you bought? I'm not familiar with your currency or bike values where you live, so I can't say whether that's a good...
06-04-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By ted_major

+1 on Musson’s book. I have both it and Jobst...

+1 on Musson’s book. I have both it and Jobst Brandt’s, and I found Musson’s more useful as a stepwise set of instructions for how to build a set of wheels. They’re both good books and complement...
12-12-18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By ted_major

I haven't looked any further for the original...

I haven't looked any further for the original part since the heatshrink/boot fix. A little over 600 miles later, it's holding up fine and looks just like it does in the photos above.
05-24-18, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By ted_major

That's a really good question. I wish I'd thought...

That's a really good question. I wish I'd thought to measure it before I put on the heat shrink. I get ~5mm for the narrow base and ~8mm for the wider top part with the heat shrink in place and the...
05-23-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By ted_major

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. In the...

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. In the end, I wasn't able to find a direct replacement. V-brake boots don't fit at either end, and my local electrical supply shop didn't have anything (though...
05-20-18, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By ted_major

That does look promising. Shimano also has sealed...

That does look promising. Shimano also has sealed end caps that look like they might work.
05-18-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By ted_major

The housing terminates vertically directly below...

The housing terminates vertically directly below the flange the boot fits over, pointing straight up. Without that boot, there's basically nothing to stop water and grit from the rear tire from...
05-18-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By ted_major

Derailleur cable boot

I have a 2016 GT Grade alloy, which uses full-length cable housings. The front derailleur cable passes under the bottom bracket and up through the frame between the chainstays, where it has a rubber...
12-01-17, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,904,746
Posted By ted_major

I've been lurking for awhile, so I guess it's...

I've been lurking for awhile, so I guess it's time to post my conversion inspired by this thread:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4546/37886060635_44062ca8cf_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZHRXTZ)GT...
05-24-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,115
Posted By ted_major

Yes, they are...

Yes, they are (https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/components/tires/700c/compass-700cx35-bon-jon-pass/).
07-25-14, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By ted_major

I'll keep an eye out for you. I'll be on a blue...

I'll keep an eye out for you. I'll be on a blue Schwinn Madison.
Replies: 27
Views: 4,672
Posted By ted_major

Thanks for the report. I'm looking forward to...

Thanks for the report. I'm looking forward to riding my first metric century tomorrow. I've been riding 48x17 all summer, but I think I'll got to 48x18 for tomorrow to make sure I finish.
07-25-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By ted_major

I'll be there (or I guess I should say, "here")....

I'll be there (or I guess I should say, "here"). Been meaning to to do it for awhile and finally went ahead and signed up this time.
09-07-09, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,610
Posted By ted_major

A Michelin Dynamic 700x28c just barely squeezes...

A Michelin Dynamic 700x28c just barely squeezes in; definitely nothing larger (and even that may not fit if you have a rear brake installed):...
04-20-09, 06:30 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 22,614
Posted By ted_major

All of the above, plus a rare Alabama snowball: ...

All of the above, plus a rare Alabama snowball:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3600/3319867471_3fbe2cdcbb.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ted_major/3319867471/)
04-19-09, 02:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,184
Posted By ted_major

I use "The people's cree"...

I use "The people's cree" (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13442) (a claimed 150 lumens from 3 aaa)--it does a good job of lighting up the road--and handlebar mount on the front and 9-led...
04-05-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,846
Posted By ted_major

I've been wearing a pair of work gloves from the...

I've been wearing a pair of work gloves from the big box store:
https://www.shubee.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/M/e/MechanixPaddedPalmGloves.jpg
03-26-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By ted_major

What dookie said. By way of comparison, I'm...

What dookie said.

By way of comparison, I'm in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which is pretty flat. I bought a Schwinn Madison last November and swapped out the chainring to a 44T for about 65GI. I...
03-03-09, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,530
Posted By ted_major

Which side did you try to install it on?

Which side did you try to install it on?
02-16-09, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By ted_major

Last time I checked, we did. Contributory...

Last time I checked, we did. Contributory negligence also doesn't' apply if the tortfeasor acts wantonly (recklessly).
02-16-09, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By ted_major

Sorry if I wasn't clear--Alabama does allow lots...

Sorry if I wasn't clear--Alabama does allow lots of other civil actions beyond negligence. My point was that contributory negligence (which is only still applied in a handful of states) is a defense...
02-10-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By ted_major

Civil case, yes. Civil case involving negligence,...

Civil case, yes. Civil case involving negligence, not so much. Robbery is pretty clearly an intentional act, so it would fall outside negligence rules. And at least according to the jury instructions...
02-05-09, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By ted_major

Before we get too upset, read carefully--that's a...

Before we get too upset, read carefully--that's a UK case. It isn't law for those of us here in the US.

Second, the judge's statement that if the facts had been different the outcome might have...
01-31-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By ted_major

Definitely video--that sounds so cool I'm almost...

Definitely video--that sounds so cool I'm almost sorry it's 50F and sunny here today.
01-25-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,461
Posted By ted_major

Odds are you wouldn't forget to take it out for...

Odds are you wouldn't forget to take it out for the ride home more than once.:D
01-21-09, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,952
Posted By ted_major

Here in Alabama we have a mandatory sidepath law....

Here in Alabama we have a mandatory sidepath law. Though I'm not a serious commuter, I doubt anyone here in Tuscaloosa is particularly inconvenienced by the law simply because there aren't many bike...
01-10-09, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By ted_major

I haven't put a bike rack on a Miata, but I do...

I haven't put a bike rack on a Miata, but I do know they make an 1.25 inch receiver hitch that would allow you to use a hitch mounted rack. I borrowed one recently and thought it worked well.

You...
12-20-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,916
Posted By ted_major

Mike has sent a PM asking to help resolve the...

Mike has sent a PM asking to help resolve the issue.

Note the disclaimer above: "My experience has been . . ." Obviously they don't treat everyone the way I've been treated. Mike's right that...
12-20-08, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,916
Posted By ted_major

I was right to be suspicious--even though Traci...

I was right to be suspicious--even though Traci (bikesdirectbikes@aol.com) sent an email confirming that they had received the bike, and even though UPS confirmed delivery of the package, tracking...
12-10-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,708
Posted By ted_major

Here's my variation on that theme: ...

Here's my variation on that theme:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3070/2898072201_fc99fa91a0.jpg?v=0

Photoset with more details. (http://flickr.com/photos/ted_major/sets/72157607574018445/)
12-09-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By ted_major

Duckworks...

Duckworks (http://duckworksbbs.com/tools/measure/index.htm) has metric-only tapes in a variety of sizes.
12-08-08, 03:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,916
Posted By ted_major

And therein lies the risk--bike is built in...

And therein lies the risk--bike is built in Taiwan and put in a box. Box is loaded onto container. Container is loaded onto a container ship. Container is unloaded in California and shipped to Texas....
12-08-08, 02:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,283
Posted By ted_major

I went into my local shop over the summer for new...

I went into my local shop over the summer for new cantilever brake pads, and they were out of left pads. They had 4 right pads in stock, but no left ones.

One the one hand, I was glad that the guy...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-08, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 947
Posted By ted_major

You might also have trouble fitting a 4x...

You might also have trouble fitting a 4x chainring onto the middle position of the crank. I've got an '88 GT Karakoram that I converted to singlespeed, and the 48 tooth outer chainring hit the...
12-04-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,891
Posted By ted_major

Are those vertical dropouts? If so, getting...

Are those vertical dropouts? If so, getting proper chain tension is going to be difficult. Sounds like your chain has worn enough so that it's too slack.

"I love riding fixed, but I can't have...
12-03-08, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By ted_major

Thanks--I had a lot of fun shopping for her...

Thanks--I had a lot of fun shopping for her present that year. We got her a mountain bike a few years ago that was just never comfortable for her, and she likes the cruiser much better.
12-03-08, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,598
Posted By ted_major

What benefit can come of sending a letter that...

What benefit can come of sending a letter that absolves him of liability? If you admit you're not hurt and won't sue, why would he pay?

You might have better results filing a small claims lawsuit....
12-01-08, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By ted_major

I didn't have the shop do any work. I called them...

I didn't have the shop do any work. I called them asking for the cog, and when they couldn't get it, I ordered elsewhere. Hard to demand $$$ back when I didn't spend any.

Sadly, finding another...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-08, 08:30 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,491
Posted By ted_major

Here's a suggested list of emergency kits...

Here's a suggested list of emergency kits (http://www.sff.net/people/doylemacdonald/emerg_kit.htm).

"There is no perfect kit. What you have in your head is the most important survival/first aid...
11-29-08, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By ted_major

I honestly don't think they were trying to rip me...

I honestly don't think they were trying to rip me off--their answer was, "sorry, we can't get a cog without a wheel," not "that'll be $67.50 for a new wheel with the right size cog." They just...
11-28-08, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By ted_major

Thanks for the advice. I called the lbs to see if...

Thanks for the advice. I called the lbs to see if they could get a coaster brake cog, but they told me that the only way they could order one was as a complete rear wheel, so I ordered online. I...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-08, 07:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,692
Posted By ted_major

If you click through the links above, the...

If you click through the links above, the proposal is for strict liability: driver pays for injuries in case of car-bike/pedestrian accident, regardless of fault. (It's not a default rule: driver...
11-18-08, 01:12 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,977
Posted By ted_major

Look up Kip Viscusi...

Look up Kip Viscusi (http://www.jstor.org/pss/725698). The study he did looked at total government cost--it wasn't just health care but also pension and retirement costs. "Smokers' higher medical...
11-04-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By ted_major

I counted 40 teeth on the chainring and 16 on the...

I counted 40 teeth on the chainring and 16 on the cog, for 65 gear inches. An 18-tooth cog would yield 58 gear inches, and 20 teeth would yield 52 gear inches.
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