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Forum: Commuting
06-25-10, 10:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,626
Posted By khanom

'Round here people are confused by cyclists who...

'Round here people are confused by cyclists who don't blow through stop signs. I've learned to just go.
06-25-10, 10:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,724
Posted By khanom

"Track stand"

"Track stand"
Forum: Touring
06-25-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,813
Posted By khanom

Actually both the Grateful Dead and Canned Heat...

Actually both the Grateful Dead and Canned Heat are ripping off Woody Guthrie, who ripped off older folk artists.

Anyway, I'm putting together a mix for a tour. The "Essential" bit is about 600...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-10, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,340
Posted By khanom

Only ever kids trying to act tough. It's...

Only ever kids trying to act tough.

It's really funny when you catch up to them at the next light. Those windows sure do roll up fast.
06-25-10, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,025
Posted By khanom

Depends on the grease. We used Bullshot on many...

Depends on the grease. We used Bullshot on many hundreds of freewheels and never had a problem. It's very thin compared to say, Phil.
06-25-10, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By khanom

Newton Meters.

Newton Meters.
Forum: Touring
06-25-10, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By khanom

It's really not an issue. As long as both rims...

It's really not an issue. As long as both rims accommodate the tires you want, you're fine. One very minor consideration is that you may need two different sized spoke wrenches.... maybe.
06-24-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,025
Posted By khanom

Basically, yes. A pin tool and a tool to hold the...

Basically, yes. A pin tool and a tool to hold the inner body. Be careful or you will lose bearings... there are many and they are small.

One thing we used to do in one shop I worked at was to...
06-24-10, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By khanom

The number and size of the bearings depends on...

The number and size of the bearings depends on the hub. A "missing" bearing won't cause that sound, but pitted cones and/or hub races would (depending on what you mean by clacking).
Forum: Touring
06-23-10, 03:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,766
Posted By khanom

Not in cycling, definitely in climbing. I recall...

Not in cycling, definitely in climbing. I recall these German guys on top of Royal Arches, a long technical route in Yosemite Valley. It takes some effort to descend, and they proposed to essentially...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-10, 02:54 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,684
Posted By khanom

I can't even conceive of paying someone to fix a...

I can't even conceive of paying someone to fix a flat. Does not compute.
06-23-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,802
Posted By khanom

I don't believe so. I've never used them. If it's...

I don't believe so. I've never used them. If it's a question of even spoke tension in truing, you can go by sound (or feel). If it's a question of getting the best maximum tension , you can go by...
Forum: Touring
06-23-10, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,963
Posted By khanom

I use a Snow Peak stove that screws on fuel...

I use a Snow Peak stove that screws on fuel canisters, so obviously no heat protecting pad needed, and also an MSR Dragonfly. The bottom of the Dragonfly is not that high, and if you put it on a...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-10, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,281
Posted By khanom

Why update for the sake of updating? I have...

Why update for the sake of updating? I have three bikes with threadless headsets and I'm of the opinion that while they have some advantages, so do threaded set ups, not least of which is easier (in...
06-22-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By khanom

Rich Lesnik, who builds wheels for Rivendell,...

Rich Lesnik, who builds wheels for Rivendell, charges $40 for either front or back. Peter White is about the same. I don't think either is starving for work, and there is no question that they are...
06-22-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By khanom

Length of the crank arm, you mean? I'm 6'1"...

Length of the crank arm, you mean?

I'm 6'1" and like 175mm. It's partly personal preference.
Forum: Commuting
06-22-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,584
Posted By khanom

Around here, pedestrians who think they own the...

Around here, pedestrians who think they own the road :), and unruly cyclists.

I'm not complaining though.
06-22-10, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,680
Posted By khanom

If the bike works fine for you, why do you want...

If the bike works fine for you, why do you want to upgrade it? Is there a specific problem you are trying to solve?
06-22-10, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By khanom

Sub $100 new ? Give it away and get a real...

Sub $100 new ?

Give it away and get a real bike. "Performance" doesn't belong in the same sentence with any description of such a bike. I'm not being a snob, that's just the reality. You can only...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,153
Posted By khanom

Might be good to remind him of his rent-a-cop...

Might be good to remind him of his rent-a-cop status. I like to whip out my cell phone and have, or pretend to have a conversation with the head of security, CEO, or some higher up.

"Hi there...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-10, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By khanom

U-lock and a cable. Neither are very fancy, but...

U-lock and a cable. Neither are very fancy, but together they offer enough PIA factor to deter theft. Never had a bike stolen or stripped using this method. Mind you, I'm not riding very expensive...
06-22-10, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By khanom

Be sure you have the right size spoke wrench. A...

Be sure you have the right size spoke wrench. A brass nipple on a new wheel is not going to be damaged unless you are doing it wrong.

I feel compelled to bring up this minor rant:

I think...
Forum: Touring
06-21-10, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By khanom

Know and watch for the signs of heat exhaustion...

Know and watch for the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. I've been there and it can be dangerous. If you really are pushing it too hard, you'll start experiencing the symptoms of heat...
06-21-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,421
Posted By khanom

Growing up in Canada I used to ride all winter....

Growing up in Canada I used to ride all winter. Studded tires, ski mask, and heavy duty wind-proof mittens. Oh, and thick tights. I could do about -5F very reasonably. Never got much colder than that...
06-21-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By khanom

You are probably over-exerting yourself for your...

You are probably over-exerting yourself for your current level of fitness. Calamarichris' advice is good, and I would also try to make sure your bike fits you well and you can be relaxed riding it....
06-21-10, 04:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,044
Posted By khanom

Snobbery? Huh?

Snobbery? Huh?
Forum: Touring
06-21-10, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,524
Posted By khanom

Yesterday I was out with front and rear panniers...

Yesterday I was out with front and rear panniers loaded with books for training. I got a couple of questions (a lot of cyclists on the route) and I answered truthfully that I was just on a training...
06-21-10, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,159
Posted By khanom

This "viscous shock absorber" thing is the...

This "viscous shock absorber" thing is the funniest thing I've heard in a long time!!! While it's true that I will use the lightest grease on hand for break cables, the notion that it could...
06-21-10, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By khanom

DannoXYZ, it probably isn't. Sounds like it was...

DannoXYZ, it probably isn't. Sounds like it was indeed one of those cases where the freewheel was designed for a hub that had a longer threaded portion, and thus a spacer is required.



This is...
06-21-10, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By khanom

Also, frankly, having one spoke too long is not...

Also, frankly, having one spoke too long is not going to affect truing or tensioning unless they are so long the nipple bottoms out on the threads. At which point you say "hey, that spoke is too...
06-20-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,425
Posted By khanom

Agree with Well Biked. My bars are usually...

Agree with Well Biked. My bars are usually rotated more so the top part is slightly sloping down, but not much -- pretty much like Well Biked's pic. Looks like you already have a high-rise stem, so...
06-20-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,425
Posted By khanom

If you are getting numbness in your hands, it's...

If you are getting numbness in your hands, it's possible that you have other fit issues that could be resolved with a stem change. Usually this is because your bars are lower than your seat and there...
06-19-10, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,366
Posted By khanom

Both types should be easy to find. I've seen them...

Both types should be easy to find. I've seen them at Home Depot. The one's you post a pic of are better, but the P type may be a better fit.
Forum: Touring
06-19-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By khanom

Hey, interesting article. I've only done one...

Hey, interesting article. I've only done one weekend tour with the iPhone, but I found it very useful as I was going off road. I used the TopoMaps app (http://topomapsapp.com/) to get USGS topos of...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,277
Posted By khanom

I just realized I have no idea what gas costs now...

I just realized I have no idea what gas costs now because the last gas I bought was in March. Only driven once since then. I assume it's gone up :)
06-19-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,366
Posted By khanom

Did it not come with instructions or hardware? ...

Did it not come with instructions or hardware?

Their web page (http://www.paulcomp.com/flatbed.html) clearly indicates that it uses a stem clamp system. You could probably rig it up to attach to...
06-19-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,414
Posted By khanom

Not in Canada it ain't. Oh, not to say we don't...

Not in Canada it ain't. Oh, not to say we don't have that history, but the word segregation does not have the same historical resonance as in the US. Plus, frankly, I think most Canadians are...
06-18-10, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By khanom

If it's in good shape, some people would pay...

If it's in good shape, some people would pay that. Up here in the Bay Area that ad would have the word "vintage" and "rare" in it and the person would probably be asking more because some wannabe...
06-18-10, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 856
Posted By khanom

Practice on low traffic roads. You [b]will[b] get...

Practice on low traffic roads. You [b]will[b] get used to it, and gain confidence. It sounds like you are doing all the right things!

I would highly recommend you look into getting one or more...
Forum: Touring
06-18-10, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,573
Posted By khanom

Machka, I agree 100% and felt your advice solid...

Machka, I agree 100% and felt your advice solid and words well chosen.

The glass is half full, or probably more!
Forum: Touring
06-18-10, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By khanom

I myself prefer down. I have one synthetic bag...

I myself prefer down. I have one synthetic bag which really only lasted five years before it went from being a 20F bag to a 50F bag. My other bags are all down, and the favorite among them is a...
06-18-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By khanom

I was riding all over by myself from about 6....

I was riding all over by myself from about 6. When I was 11 or so I built myself a "real" bike from spare parts and was going for 40 mile road rides, also by myself. I never had any help or guidance...
06-17-10, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By khanom

Ah, good point. I too was curious if the wheel...

Ah, good point. I too was curious if the wheel turned freely on or off the bike. I guess I assumed this was off the bike... maybe not?
06-17-10, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By khanom

The "pie plate" is a spoke protector. In general...

The "pie plate" is a spoke protector. In general a freewheel will not interfere with the axle in any way unless the axle is bent, which you would see right away. While there are circumstances where...
06-17-10, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By khanom

For a threaded fork the whole procedure, for...

For a threaded fork the whole procedure, for reference:

1. Remove old headset from frame (optional) and old fork.
2. Face head tube (optional). Measure head tube height.
3. Measure the height...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-10, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 983
Posted By khanom

+2 It's a fit problem. Often people find...

+2

It's a fit problem. Often people find relief with straight bars just because that has the same effect as shortening your stem. I would change your stem before the bars -- nice shops will give...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-10, 01:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,052
Posted By khanom

I would strongly recommend you at least visit one...

I would strongly recommend you at least visit one or two local bike shops. The real issue with buying bikes from a department store is not the bike itself (since you can find "name brands" there now...
06-16-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 24,652
Posted By khanom

Personally I think polarized lenses are largely a...

Personally I think polarized lenses are largely a marketing gimmick. I like them for driving because they cut reflections from the windshield, but they aren't of much benefit elsewhere. Bear in mind...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,743
Posted By khanom

Do you mean that you feel the dropouts themselves...

Do you mean that you feel the dropouts themselves are out of alignment?

It could be one of three things, from most severe and least likely to what I think is probable:

1. The frame itself is...
06-16-10, 12:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,298
Posted By khanom

I live in Oakland, CA. For the average...

I live in Oakland, CA.

For the average middle class white guy, much of the "insecurity" is imagined. To slightly over-generalize that could be extended to working class too... but nobody wants to...
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