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Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,430
Posted By staehpj1

I didn't thoroughly study the link, but at a...

I didn't thoroughly study the link, but at a glance it appears to miss a few things that would be relevent to our interests. First, most tech garments are not 100% polyester and may not be polyester...
11-15-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,040
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"I don't care what kind of skills you claim to...

"I don't care what kind of skills you claim to have...you can't build accurately and consistently without one." cxwrench

I will take issue with this claim. I've built many (as in many dozens) of...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 581
Posted By wolfchild

You could alternate between the two...Some days...

You could alternate between the two...Some days ride your road bike and some days ride your MTB.
11-10-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,303
Posted By Maelochs

The part about bike-handling is particularly...

The part about bike-handling is particularly true. When I rode a lot more MTB, where being able to make the bike do all sorts of unnatural things is the only way to clear many obstacles, my road...
11-07-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 777
Posted By cxwrench

This is just not true. I was one for over 10...

This is just not true. I was one for over 10 years. The last thing any team mechanic wants to do is build another bike unnecessarily. I've fired lots of high pressure water at lots of bikes for lots...
11-02-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,217
Posted By prj71

A lot of them. You need to drop your arrogance. ...

A lot of them. You need to drop your arrogance. Here is a page from the Shimano XT rear derailleur manual.
...
10-22-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 552
Posted By cxwrench

I think it's funny when people get super upset...

I think it's funny when people get super upset about the way others post. It's the internet, it'll never be 100% nice. Just deal with it, it's not like there's someone actually in your face being a...
10-22-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 552
Posted By Trakhak

Funny that, although you say that limit screws...

Funny that, although you say that limit screws "can go out of adjustment for any number of reasons," the only example you give of a front derailleur limit screw needing to be adjusted is precisely...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By Eric F

50 miles in non-padded shorts? Nope. Not for...

50 miles in non-padded shorts? Nope. Not for this guy. If the ride is long enough for me to wear a helmet and bike shoes, I'm wearing padded bibs.

Wearing a jersey is your choice. Personally,...
10-13-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 476
Posted By Unca_Sam

This is what makes you one of the good ones!...

This is what makes you one of the good ones! :thumb:
10-08-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,138
Posted By T-Mar

I wasn't referring to the fork ends used by GT in...

I wasn't referring to the fork ends used by GT in the very early 1990s. As you state, the GT design didn't really resemble the Ross fork end, instead having a short, horizontal, axle slot with the...
10-06-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,550
Posted By flan48

Hi Watts, For the most part, parrafins are what...

Hi Watts,
For the most part, parrafins are what we chemists refer to as alkanes. Alkanes do not contain benzene, and can not be converted to benzene.
Yes, some paraffin wax candles contain some...
Forum: Touring
10-04-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,003
Posted By gauvins

WRT frames, we should probably make a distinction...

WRT frames, we should probably make a distinction between the (ultimate) probability of failure (which will always be 1) and the hazard rate (the instantaneous probability of failure).

Any frame...
09-25-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By machinist42

Back To The....Well You Know?

Flux Capacitor for Bicycle.

(Never really took off because still needed to reach 88 mph to take off.)
09-23-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,160
Posted By alcjphil

​​​​​​https://www.sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html#:...

​​​​​​https://www.sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html#:~:text=Traditionally%2C%20in%20U.S.%20usage%2C%20the,but%20nobody%20says%20that%20when
09-19-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 964
Posted By alcjphil

I believe that this is the correct approach....

I believe that this is the correct approach. Earlier on the OP said: "I didn't have the spacers handy for a photo but they are 1 mm spacers and there are two of them all together. They seem to be in...
09-16-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,930
Posted By Maelochs

Everything is so right about those pictures. He...

Everything is so right about those pictures. He may be a pain on BF, but the guy has awesome taste in bikes and cycling. :D
09-15-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,783
Posted By Kapusta

Yep, I check pressure before most rides. I...

Yep, I check pressure before most rides.

I also carry a lot of tools, because that is what I want on my long and remote rides, and I have little inclination to thin it out on short rides. Easier...
09-12-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 43,310
Posted By urbanknight

Finally got a good pic of us and our bike. ...

Finally got a good pic of us and our bike.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/pursuit_tandem_b3b941a583c5c4d0f84ce7aad08b62cc8856d1f8.jpg...
08-30-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,200
Posted By iab

You didn't answer my second question. What is...

You didn't answer my second question. What is more efficient. Changing a frame to accomodate your needs or changing a stem?

Efficiencies can be in business or environmental measures. And in...
08-29-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 966
Posted By Maelochs

If I read closely, you have about six decades of...

If I read closely, you have about six decades of riding experience and for almost a decade-and-a-half have dialed in exactly what you like.

As I said above ... This guy is just starting cycling...
08-21-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 850
Posted By Bianchigirll

I’m not much of a Cannondale fan but I agree lots...

I’m not much of a Cannondale fan but I agree lots of nice parts
08-21-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 850
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

What a cool find and the Paul RD is a rare...

What a cool find and the Paul RD is a rare treasure. I have '93 R600 and believe the ride is the fastest of all my bikes. Looking forward to how you plan to restore and build it out.
08-20-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,362
Posted By etherhuffer

I am a few credits shy of a chem degree, sold...

I am a few credits shy of a chem degree, sold industrial chemicals long ago. All your comments are correct. My original post has to do with just a poor man's clean up. Most folks on this post don't...
08-12-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 7,762
Posted By livedarklions

Is this seriously what you consider a rational...

Is this seriously what you consider a rational argument? The legislatures made this argument absurd by changing the rules and they set the rules of the road, not you.

Your basic argument is that...
08-11-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 7,762
Posted By livedarklions

What's actually happened is you've made a series...

What's actually happened is you've made a series of absurd assertions about what is and isn't "real" signalling and insisting illogically that legal signals that have been part of most states'...
08-11-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 7,762
Posted By Eric F

Extending the right hand to signal a right turn...

Extending the right hand to signal a right turn is not "making up your own signals". It's a legal signal for cyclists to use, as indicated in the vehicle codes of many/most states.
08-04-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,569
Posted By PDKL45

With 9 speed chains you should get 3-4 chains per...

With 9 speed chains you should get 3-4 chains per cassette and 3-4 cassettes per set of chainrings. When the chain gets to 2,500 kms, put a chain checking tool on it, because chances are it's getting...
08-04-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,569
Posted By Russ Roth

Actually I preferred to use a similar line, tell...

Actually I preferred to use a similar line, tell people who have no clue what wear is such a small number and you get some funny looks over how little wear there is. Personally this is why I always...
Forum: Touring
08-04-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,737
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A township, does that mean you have a municipal...

A township, does that mean you have a municipal water system or not? A lot of townships have an individual well system for each property. Each of those systems is a private water system. That is not...
08-03-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 7,762
Posted By indyfabz

You are right and also correct. :D

You are right and also correct. :D
07-25-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,011
Posted By stratman

OP here. Many thanks for the opinions folks. As I...

OP here. Many thanks for the opinions folks. As I said, the triple I've got is the first, and only, derailleur bike I've ridden. Reading the opinions offered I've not seen anything that makes me...
07-22-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By cxwrench

No...there should be no noticeable difference...

No...there should be no noticeable difference that you could feel between pretty much any 2 rims much 2 rims that are basically the same thing. If a certain wheel 'feels' much more comfortable than...
06-25-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By dsaul

I build bike frames and that is definitely an...

I build bike frames and that is definitely an aluminum frame. As for welding it, if it were mine, I would weld it and make sure I had a long enough seat post in the future. I have personally welded...
06-25-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,280
Posted By RChung

That depends on how well you can balance without...

That depends on how well you can balance without wobbling. I live in Berkeley and I used to ride up Marin every once in a while as a "how far up can I make it?" check. You may know that it was...
06-24-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,783
Posted By chaadster

Hahaha! Did you look at it?! No effin’ way. As...

Hahaha! Did you look at it?! No effin’ way. As was said upthread, “physics.”

I generally like, and own some, PDW stuff, but the Ninja pump seems like a huge fail in terms of being a hand pump...
06-24-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,783
Posted By Koyote

When it comes to mini-pumps, smaller equals less...

When it comes to mini-pumps, smaller equals less functionality. Itís just simple physics: a smaller pump moves less air with each stroke.

Youíll get plenty of recommendations, and mine is the...
06-16-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,436
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Update- Wheel is built - next step is to get a...

Update-
Wheel is built - next step is to get a tire and put some miles on it and see how if it stays true. I'm assuming it will need a 'touch up' once it gets ridden.

I used the Mavic rim - once...
06-12-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,524
Posted By tcs

It cleans, lubricates and protects? Wow, it's...

It cleans, lubricates and protects? Wow, it's like a three-in-one product! Why hasn't anyone thought of that before?

Oh. Right.

One of the oldest cycling products you can buy, 3inOne oil...
06-05-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,450
Posted By 3alarmer

...just so you know before you start, if the...

...just so you know before you start, if the drill bit gets locked in there and the bolt as a unit starts spinning, there's no way to hold it steady after you've drilled out the hexagonal socket in...
06-05-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,738
Posted By FelixScout

Well there I go. This is much less interesting...

Well there I go. This is much less interesting than I thought.

Well done, I concede the point.
06-04-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,190
Posted By J.Higgins

I get a smile on my face every time I read a post...

I get a smile on my face every time I read a post of yours, Stu. I love how your scientific mind works. I love how you approach a problem with a pass/fail attitude, because we both know that there...
06-03-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,325
Posted By 3alarmer

...whoa. Sweet Jesus. :twitchy: Cleanup on...

...whoa. Sweet Jesus. :twitchy: Cleanup on aisle four.
06-03-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,325
Posted By thook

OP....asks for the cereal box to read over...

OP....asks for the cereal box to read over morning breakfast. gets collegiate discourse on the proprietary chemical nature of wheaties' sugar flake coating :lol:
05-22-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,678
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

a low radial runout and low spoke tension tension...

a low radial runout and low spoke tension tension variance does not mean the wheel is a better riding one. you might have a crappy hub etc. what those things really mean is this: a more resilient IN...
05-20-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By Iride01

Because it's a much better way to adjust the...

Because it's a much better way to adjust the arms, IMO.

I've had some brakes of long ago that were almost impossible to center precisely by simply re-adjusting the mounting bolt.
05-19-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, with chain lube you can make it as difficult...

Yep, with chain lube you can make it as difficult as you want, no harm done.
05-18-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By 70sSanO

Here is my advice on the housing. You can...

Here is my advice on the housing.

You can use the old one to get the correct length.

You need good side cutters and a square cut.

I use a bench grinder to make sure any edge that might catch...
05-13-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,001
Posted By cxwrench

These skewers are pretty rare and have nothing to...

These skewers are pretty rare and have nothing to do w/ what I'm talking about. My point is that many riders will close a skewer against a frame stay or fork leg and this will prevent the skewer from...
05-10-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I am feeling some what cynical late at night...

I am feeling some what cynical late at night so...

This focus of preventing paint marring/rub marks is a fools chase IMO. A bicycle is more a tool then an art piece in my world. Sure smooth paint...
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