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06-01-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 633
Posted By Eric S.

I haven't had to patch a tube out on the road in...

I haven't had to patch a tube out on the road in ages but carry a Rema kit with me. I only carry new, unopened "glue" and have often found that even that will dry out. A while back I bought a...
03-30-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By Eric S.

I currently run just one freewheel - a Shimano...

I currently run just one freewheel - a Shimano 14-28 6sp that cost less than $15 new. I'd tried the SunRace chrome version in 6sp but it made clunking noises while pedaling; tried to "break it in"...
02-19-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,604
Posted By Eric S.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GENQRUy6VY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GENQRUy6VY
02-13-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,268
Posted By Eric S.

I made a living as a musician (trumpet) my adult...

I made a living as a musician (trumpet) my adult life but the entertainment landscape changed in Las Vegas and there is no living to be made performing anymore unless you're married to someone with a...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,334
Posted By Eric S.

I use just the front Velo Orange bolt-on skewer...

I use just the front Velo Orange bolt-on skewer that requires a special 5mm hex wrench with a hole for the pin in the skewer. For the rear I put a U-lock on the rear wheel as shown on Sheldon...
02-04-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 847
Posted By Eric S.

A few years ago I found a discontinued tool...

A few years ago I found a discontinued tool called Freehub Buddy, which injected grease into a freehub. It works well but you had to remove the axle and also remove the dust cap on a Shimano hub,...
02-04-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,311
Posted By Eric S.

I was riding past a school once (no...

I was riding past a school once (no computer/speedometer) and heard someone yell out "Eighteen!" - it was a motorcycle cop hiding behind a wall. Didn't get a ticket, but he certainly could have...
12-20-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By Eric S.

Wow, a name with fond memories of a time when...

Wow, a name with fond memories of a time when Bicycling was a smart, informative publication.
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12-10-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,339
Posted By Eric S.

I have 520 pedals on most of my bikes and yes, I...

I have 520 pedals on most of my bikes and yes, I used to be able to find them new online for $25 all the time.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,425
Posted By Eric S.

I've been working a security job for almost 6...

I've been working a security job for almost 6 months and wish I could use drop bars. The work bike has grips with quasi bar ends but it's not enough to avoid hand pain over an 8 hour shift.

Nice...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,806
Posted By Eric S.

I shouldn't turn this into a Grip Shift...

I shouldn't turn this into a Grip Shift discussion but I love 'em. Inexpensive and they just plain work, in my experience on two of my MTB commuters.
07-31-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By Eric S.

I'd guess you might be able to detect a...

I'd guess you might be able to detect a difference in bearing smoothness. If I were in this buying situation I'd probably go with Tiagra; heck, if I were in the market for a new bike I'd likely look...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,090
Posted By Eric S.

Nashbar used to offer house-brand Kevlar-belted...

Nashbar used to offer house-brand Kevlar-belted 26x1.25 tires that I used for a long time. I forget their pressure rating; maybe 90psi.

I now ride Continental Tour Ride/Ride Tour 26x1.75 at...
06-26-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,083
Posted By Eric S.

I used to be a pedal snob - rode MTB shoes with...

I used to be a pedal snob - rode MTB shoes with SPD pedals for commuting and changed shoes if going to work. Eventually I found the magic medium with Zefal mini-clips. If you have street shoes that...
06-15-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By Eric S.

I've had a couple pairs of Continental Ride Tour...

I've had a couple pairs of Continental Ride Tour (used to be called Tour Ride) in 700x28 for over 3 years and never had a flat. I also have them on two MTB commuters - still never a flat. They run...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,719
Posted By Eric S.

The only downside to commuting is the planning. ...

The only downside to commuting is the planning. Charging batteries, preparing meals, checking the bike long before leaving home in case a tire went flat overnight.
05-15-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,080
Posted By Eric S.

Only one of my bikes is 10sp and when setting it...

Only one of my bikes is 10sp and when setting it up, I left the 9sp chain on to see how it would work.

It doesn't!
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