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08-10-14, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,300
Posted By Wogster

Sheldon's recommendations are about efficiency...

Sheldon's recommendations are about efficiency and reliability, when doing normal type riding, not for racing. Racers are willing to eschew chain life, tire life, even frame life, for a few watts of...
08-03-14, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By Wogster

First call your carrier, you don't want somebody...

First call your carrier, you don't want somebody calling say Bangladesh on your dime. While your talking to your carrier, see if there is a way of tracing the phone. You can also call your phone...
07-31-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,687
Posted By Wogster

Really, the only bikes that will have a problem...

Really, the only bikes that will have a problem are those with a frame spaced for less then 126mm.... For me, I have one that is spaced at 126, and there is a 130mm hub on there now, nice advantage...
07-30-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,687
Posted By Wogster

I think it would be better to build a...

I think it would be better to build a freewheel/cassette adapter, then we could simply use cassettes.... Wouldn't help for 5 speed and 6 speed, although if you took a 7 speed apart you could build a...
07-30-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By Wogster

Unfortunately it seems now we are into how can...

Unfortunately it seems now we are into how can they can cheat with Performance Enhancing Drugs and not get caught
07-29-14, 06:52 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,687
Posted By Wogster

3D is still new tech, one thing that seems to...

3D is still new tech, one thing that seems to occur with modern tech is each generation gets cheaper, so it's $150 today, 5 years down the road it might be only $15, and 10 years down the road, it...
07-27-14, 08:21 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,687
Posted By Wogster

No, and the reason why is 3D printing, they can...

No, and the reason why is 3D printing, they can 3D print in steel, the cogs are the part that tend to wear out. So if it gets iffy that freewheels are going out of production, take one apart, get...
07-26-14, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,367
Posted By Wogster

The overhaul process is one of cleaning and...

The overhaul process is one of cleaning and inspection, certain parts don't age well, it's different for cables, because you can buy cables at places like Mountain Equipment Co-op for $2 each, it's...
07-24-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,858
Posted By Wogster

In theory, I've driven a courier van, and guess...

In theory, I've driven a courier van, and guess what, it has car size tires - duals on the back, and they run those at 80+PSI, handles just fine....
07-24-14, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By Wogster

You need to be careful, some online outfits can...

You need to be careful, some online outfits can get you stuff by next day air, however you need to be careful, that the shipper is domestic, and that your willing to pay extra for shipping. However...
07-24-14, 06:47 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,344
Posted By Wogster

I put DT/Friction shifting in the same camp as a...

I put DT/Friction shifting in the same camp as a stick shift in a motor vehicle, it's a skill that looks overly complex and hard, but once you pick it up, it's actually not that difficult to learn (I...
07-22-14, 08:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,115
Posted By Wogster

Some of these are good, some are funny, but like...

Some of these are good, some are funny, but like the horse it was supposed to replace, any group of 2 or more bicycles is a herd.

Now I have one slightly off the wall: A collision of cars :p
07-22-14, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By Wogster

Rattle can may not be the best way to go.... It...

Rattle can may not be the best way to go.... It takes a lot of skill to paint a round tube with spray paint and do a good job of it, and that is using proper spraying equipment. It's harder to do...
07-21-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,251
Posted By Wogster

It's more likely someone at Campy needed some...

It's more likely someone at Campy needed some extra disk space, probably for new 2015 model stuff, and decided that the catalogues were probably not used anymore, and deleted them, figuring that 2006...
07-21-14, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,313
Posted By Wogster

mon ami, not Bon Ami. mon ami is essentially...

mon ami, not Bon Ami. mon ami is essentially French for my friend.
07-21-14, 07:32 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,631
Posted By Wogster

Why would the local police want to cover for this...

Why would the local police want to cover for this idiot... Eventually someone will die, and a smart lawyer will find out the local cops failed to stop this joker, and the local police will get sued...
07-21-14, 06:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,026
Posted By Wogster

You do realise that 27.5" is not a real size, the...

You do realise that 27.5" is not a real size, the actual size is what has been referred to as 650B for decades, and they can be as small as 650mm in diameter which is actually less then 26".... 29"...
07-20-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By Wogster

I agree it makes a lot of sense, where it bugs...

I agree it makes a lot of sense, where it bugs me, is that they still like to market confusing sizes. For example the idiocy of 29", which is a MTB tire that fits a 622mm rim, it's confusing in...
07-20-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,631
Posted By Wogster

With yahoos, it's not worth pursuing, with...

With yahoos, it's not worth pursuing, with COMMERCIAL vehicles, it's different, operators should be trained better, and more aware of the size of their vehicle. I get passed by transit (TTC) buses...
07-20-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,631
Posted By Wogster

When you get buzzed like that, note the vehicle...

When you get buzzed like that, note the vehicle number and company name or the tag number, the date, time and location.
Call your local police non-emergency number to find out how to make a formal...
07-20-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,026
Posted By Wogster

It was used to the exclusion of nearly all else,...

It was used to the exclusion of nearly all else, in North American and possibly parts of the British Commonwealth, 700C was used just about everywhere else. I think bicycle companies eventually...
07-20-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,631
Posted By Wogster

Doesn't work so well in states that do not...

Doesn't work so well in states that do not require a front plate though.....
07-20-14, 05:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,026
Posted By Wogster

27" was popular in North America, up until the...

27" was popular in North America, up until the late 1970's when they started disappearing in Canada. I think it had to do with the start of the failed start to metric conversion. I think they held...
07-18-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,812
Posted By Wogster

Had another look at it..... The chainstays...

Had another look at it.....

The chainstays have 59mm between them, so no problem there, a 35mm tire shouldn't have a problem, so a 32 should have no problem, about 25mm between the tire and brake,...
07-18-14, 11:46 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,344
Posted By Wogster

I am surprised nobody thought of this yet: ...

I am surprised nobody thought of this yet:

Chromed steel rims with any kind of rim brake, a little damp and you hit the brakes, and speed up.....
07-17-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,812
Posted By Wogster

The 27" tires on it, were 1 1/4" which is...

The 27" tires on it, were 1 1/4" which is 31.75mm, so a 32mm should fit, especially with the 8mm smaller rim of a 700c. The rear tire probably will not last past this year, I need to actually go out...
07-17-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Wogster

Mannesmann AG was a German Steel company that...

Mannesmann AG was a German Steel company that specialized in seamless tubing, founded in 1890, they diversified into technology in the 1970's and the technology division of Mannesmann later merged...
07-17-14, 06:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,812
Posted By Wogster

It all comes down to cost, 23mm tires are higher...

It all comes down to cost, 23mm tires are higher performance, how much higher is debatable. The cost of that higher performance is that they don't ride as comfortably or as smoothly, as wider tires....
07-16-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,812
Posted By Wogster

Yeah, I've heard about Michigan roads, pretty...

Yeah, I've heard about Michigan roads, pretty much every state North of Virginia has that problem. I also don't think that between 23mm and 28mm there is a huge difference in weight, if you run a...
07-16-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,812
Posted By Wogster

Perfect on those oh so buttery smooth freshly...

Perfect on those oh so buttery smooth freshly paved roads in Northern Michigan, maybe.... Around here, they fix a few million potholes every year, and what isn't potholes is often cracked, plus...
07-16-14, 07:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,812
Posted By Wogster

Sometimes no matter what you do you get a flat, I...

Sometimes no matter what you do you get a flat, I saw one of those big lawnmowers the city uses for parks, tires with a tread thicker then most bicycle tires, and it had a flat...
07-16-14, 05:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,592
Posted By Wogster

I find that given a fancy super light and highly...

I find that given a fancy super light and highly expensive European tube, and a cheap, heavy, thick Asian made tube, I've had better luck with the cheap ones. I make sure I keep several spare...
07-16-14, 04:59 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,542
Posted By Wogster

If it comes loose, and you keep riding it, it's...

If it comes loose, and you keep riding it, it's toast, a few clicks isn't going to hurt it, and couple of hundred clicks, will. The parts to replace in order are the nut/bolt, which is often cheap...
07-15-14, 07:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,812
Posted By Wogster

You have to realise that when you move from a...

You have to realise that when you move from a 23@120PSI, to a 25@110PSI, that a 28 can be run at 95PSI and that is where the comfort comes in, running a little lower pressure that allows for more...
07-15-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,950
Posted By Wogster

I think the issue is that SOME tire makers...

I think the issue is that SOME tire makers decided that marking a 27mm tire a 28mm, and using the slightly lower weight as a selling feature to the weight weenie set. Then someone else decided to...
07-14-14, 09:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,950
Posted By Wogster

My 1975 Raleigh came with straight sided rims,...

My 1975 Raleigh came with straight sided rims, and I seem to remember that the old Sekine had straight sided rims, and that would have been closer to 1978 or 1979, both were Canadian made bikes with...
07-14-14, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By Wogster

I would get a Dremel tool with an emery cloth...

I would get a Dremel tool with an emery cloth disc a can of Tremclad Black rust paint and a small sponge brush, hit the rough areas with the Dremel tool, you need a light touch though, that metal is...
07-14-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,950
Posted By Wogster

The issue is that with much of the marketing...

The issue is that with much of the marketing being US based they keep inventing new inch sizes rather then simply using the existing size designations, which are metric based. Things like the new...
07-14-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,950
Posted By Wogster

There may have been a few hooked rim 27" wheels...

There may have been a few hooked rim 27" wheels built at the very end of 27", before they stopped being used on new bicycles all together. What is interesting is that some bicycle frames, even as...
07-14-14, 06:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,950
Posted By Wogster

I think 1" was about it, there may have been some...

I think 1" was about it, there may have been some custom ones, there were two issues, one is that hooked rims were not common in that size, and without it, you were pretty much limited to 80PSI and...
07-13-14, 12:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,950
Posted By Wogster

I think the real ideal is a tire size based on...

I think the real ideal is a tire size based on the rim size, with a factor for tire size, for example a tire with 622-17 would fit a 622mm diameter x 17mm wide rim. Then add the outside diameter so,...
07-12-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,141
Posted By Wogster

The law states, in places where it is law, using...

The law states, in places where it is law, using the words stay as far to the right as practicable. Although many people including a lot of LEO's seem to forget the bolded part. I usually ride...
07-12-14, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,313
Posted By Wogster

I think originally, gumwalls were made, not by...

I think originally, gumwalls were made, not by painting, but by making the tire carcass out of natural rubber, without carbon black in it, then adding the tread layer, with the black, during...
07-12-14, 07:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,950
Posted By Wogster

I think it has more to do with the fact tires are...

I think it has more to do with the fact tires are marketed as 27", 700C, 26" etc. If you walk into a bike shop and say your looking for a 25mm wide 700C tire, the guy goes to the wall and grabs it,...
07-11-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,950
Posted By Wogster

I think you will find that the standards have...

I think you will find that the standards have changed over time, it seems that there are so many standards in cycling, because bicycles can last many decades. Unlike many other technologies where...
07-11-14, 06:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,114
Posted By Wogster

Any scale should be properly calibrated, and the...

Any scale should be properly calibrated, and the smaller the item the more important this is. Very few scales under $100, will be properly calibrated, and that includes your bathroom scale. ...
07-09-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,752
Posted By Wogster

I try to watch the World Cup games when Germany...

I try to watch the World Cup games when Germany is playing, missed Yesterdays though.... I can't really watch the tour, as I refuse to spend $50+/month for cable to watch the idiot box. World cup...
07-09-14, 02:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,513
Posted By Wogster

I saw my Raleighs twin, about 4 years ago, in an...

I saw my Raleighs twin, about 4 years ago, in an old shop that was the bicycle version of a wrecking yard. Old bikes and parts all over the place, unfortunately the guy only took cash, and only had...
07-09-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,123
Posted By Wogster

You may want to find a shop that has a BB chasing...

You may want to find a shop that has a BB chasing tool, it looks a little rough where the seat tube is attached.
07-09-14, 06:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,839
Posted By Wogster

Only if your riding it.

Only if your riding it.
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