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07-21-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By Pop N Wood

I get very few flats. The last time I did the...

I get very few flats. The last time I did the unopened, sealed tube of cement was completely dead. Quite the unpleasant surprise.

Not a bad suggestion to date patch kits and replace them now and...
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07-21-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By Pop N Wood

you do realize who the lady on the end is,...

you do realize who the lady on the end is, correct?
07-21-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By Pop N Wood

Rode the Katy trail in Missouri. Every pump and...

Rode the Katy trail in Missouri. Every pump and tool station I encounter was fully functional.

They really maintain that trail system
07-21-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By Pop N Wood

Have to agree with veganbikes on this one. You...

Have to agree with veganbikes on this one. You need a new rim.
07-15-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 18,794
Posted By Pop N Wood

Man, 10 year old thread back from the dead ...

Man, 10 year old thread back from the dead

But what the heck. Truckers are nice bikes, very reasonably priced. They have a bit of a cult followingwell used bikes can be pricey. On the other hand...
07-15-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,419
Posted By Pop N Wood

1 1/4 Not sure if they make a 2" for the...

1 1/4

Not sure if they make a 2" for the Mazda 3. I think that implies a tow rating way beyond what the small sedan can do. I bought a Harbor Freight utility trailer which I tow with the 3. ...
07-14-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By Pop N Wood

Google "exit bag". Nitrogen is also being...

Google "exit bag".

Nitrogen is also being proposed to replace lethal injection for death penalty cases.

Dangerous stuff.
07-13-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By Pop N Wood

I don't think ebikes involve a transition. I...

I don't think ebikes involve a transition. I ride both, depending on my mood and why I am riding. From all the posts I have read a lot of other people do as well.

More important than Leisesturms...
07-10-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,537
Posted By Pop N Wood

Pretty much any recumbent...

Pretty much any recumbent...
07-07-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've been using one of their 3 bike racks for...

I've been using one of their 3 bike racks for several years now. For $250 I got the rack and a receiver hitch for my Mazda 3, excellent value.

I used the same rack on a Toyota minivan. Drove cross...
07-05-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By Pop N Wood

In my grand experience of setting up one set of...

In my grand experience of setting up one set of wheels tubeless I had trouble with the tire sitting on the tape causing the tape to unseat when the tire was being seated or removed.

The wheels...
07-04-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By Pop N Wood

Getting a puncture from a spoke nipple/bad rim...

Getting a puncture from a spoke nipple/bad rim strip will cause that to happen. Air leaks into the tire cavity and the only place for it to go is out the stem hole.

When you change a tube pay...
07-02-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,207
Posted By Pop N Wood

Be very careful plugging two batteries together. ...

Be very careful plugging two batteries together. If they are at different charge levels you will get a massive spark and possibly a fire.

Not trying to scare you away, just trying to let you know...
07-01-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By Pop N Wood

Any chance the whole wheel shifted slightly? I...

Any chance the whole wheel shifted slightly? I take it no adjustment is possible in the rear dropouts?
07-01-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,006
Posted By Pop N Wood

Wish that was the problem, unfortunately the...

Wish that was the problem, unfortunately the current situation is all a result of governments interfering with the supply chain. If Covid hadn't shut everything down things wouldn't be this way.
06-30-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,022
Posted By Pop N Wood

Boy, don't understand the angst here. You're...

Boy, don't understand the angst here. You're right, I ignored the one time another winner hit double digits, the previous outlier. I don't see that it changes much. Nothing misleading or factually...
06-29-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,022
Posted By Pop N Wood

Not undermining anything. Simply wondering why...

Not undermining anything. Simply wondering why this is the first year since the race started that the winner wasn't in the 7-9 day range. Mileage was less than some other years, route from...
06-29-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,022
Posted By Pop N Wood

Phew. Slow race this year. Did they change...

Phew. Slow race this year.

Did they change the rules or something? Why is her time so far off from all the previous winners?
06-28-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By Pop N Wood

Have to agree with 2old here. Seems like BBS02's...

Have to agree with 2old here. Seems like BBS02's or BBSHD's would be a better option than hub drives. The conversion will be a fraction of the cost of a "factory" bike and IMO look considerably...
06-27-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,229
Posted By Pop N Wood

I carry a cannister of this ...

I carry a cannister of this

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008VOS3C4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

In this holster
...
06-27-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By Pop N Wood

Go old school down tube shifters. They last...

Go old school down tube shifters. They last forever, my one set is 40 years old and counting.
06-27-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,895
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've never understood people's aversion to...

I've never understood people's aversion to ebikes.

I honestly feel anyone who truly enjoys bicycling would find a way to enjoy an ebike.

They aren't a replacement for a road bike, just...
06-27-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Pop N Wood

My Rayleigh Tamland, also about 5 years old, has...

My Rayleigh Tamland, also about 5 years old, has Weinmann rims and used to have a spoke breaking problem on the rear wheel. I'm 240# and do overnights on rail trails, so heavy load on bad roads. ...
06-21-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,963
Posted By Pop N Wood

Exactly. Except with the bullhorns putting...

Exactly.

Except with the bullhorns putting the hands so far apart it must feel different. IDK, do people come out of the saddle and pump with their arms while on the aero bars?

I'm telling you...
06-21-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,963
Posted By Pop N Wood

I interpreted your drawing the way you intended. ...

I interpreted your drawing the way you intended.

I guess my experience is the opposite of what you are saying, i.e. getting the grips farther forward makes the bike more sensitive to improper...
06-21-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,963
Posted By Pop N Wood

Well, technically yes but no not really. You...

Well, technically yes but no not really. You don't really move your hands a set number of degrees, you move them some distance. Hands in the A position are a greater radius from the stem axis, thus...
06-20-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By Pop N Wood

Remember you get 3% cash back if you buy it with...

Remember you get 3% cash back if you buy it with your Costco visa card. Throw some frozen burritos and a 5 gallon jug of laundry soap in the cart along with the bike.

What's not to love?
06-14-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,717
Posted By Pop N Wood

Man, you guys must have some comfortable shoes. ...

Man, you guys must have some comfortable shoes. Can't imagine riding without socks.
06-13-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,170
Posted By Pop N Wood

Crank brothers M17

Crank brothers M17
06-13-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,051
Posted By Pop N Wood

I'm not sure what lesson you think there is to...

I'm not sure what lesson you think there is to learn here.

That time changes and you either keep abreast of it or risk being left behind?

Or that we should artificially support a inefficient...
06-12-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,051
Posted By Pop N Wood

NOOO! I'm a disciple of Sheldon Brown. I...

NOOO!

I'm a disciple of Sheldon Brown. I put Sheldon down as a mentor on my work performance assessment. Don't think my boss ever figured it out.

The world is changing fast. Not sure I agree...
06-07-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Pop N Wood

The Katy trail is the gold standard of rail...

The Katy trail is the gold standard of rail trails. Very well maintained, hard packed crushed gravel. Rode it a couple of years ago on a gravel bike loaded with paniers, 700x38 tires. CX would be...
06-05-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By Pop N Wood

IKEA sells these plastic storage bins with...

IKEA sells these plastic storage bins with plastic glides that can be mounted inside simple cabinets. The bins come in different sizes and can include lids allowing them to stack outside a cabinet. I...
06-02-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By Pop N Wood

On the Bafangs it reconfigures the controller. ...

On the Bafangs it reconfigures the controller. The display gets disconnected to hook up the programming device. The configuration tool are free, mine runs on a laptop. People post configuration...
06-01-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,276
Posted By Pop N Wood

Do you work for Shimano?

Do you work for Shimano?
05-31-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By Pop N Wood

Is it 20000 now? Last I heard it was only 10000.

Is it 20000 now? Last I heard it was only 10000.
05-31-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,276
Posted By Pop N Wood

I pretty much run nothing but KMC chains. They...

I pretty much run nothing but KMC chains. They are excellent performers, priced right and available everywhere. They have yet to give me something to complain about.

Picking a chain to match the...
05-30-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By Pop N Wood

Feels like 1976? Wow. Brings back memories....

Feels like 1976?

Wow. Brings back memories.

One of my favorite ways to ride now is with no real agenda. Just ride around looking at houses, parks, finding new trails. The ebike is great for...
05-27-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Pop N Wood

Really don't understand why you think a BBSHD is...

Really don't understand why you think a BBSHD is maintenance issue. The things are pretty bullet proof.

A Yuba Mundo has extra long chainstays. Chain line should be less of an issue with that.
05-26-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By Pop N Wood

You can get an inexpensive bike bar to use a...

You can get an inexpensive bike bar to use a hanging rack
https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcSyqQi67qd-Tijo8cire8I-AA6p5CMi7usLrqAiEyYvCiJAIYPhuWO5h32ryLNEEA&usqp=CAc
...
05-26-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've sold all of 4 bicycles in my whole life, but...

I've sold all of 4 bicycles in my whole life, but the times I did I priced them to sell. Too much work dealing with people who never show up.
05-25-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,845
Posted By Pop N Wood

HR 727...

HR 727 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/107th-congress/house-bill/727/text) defines what a low power ebike is in fairly simple terms. Not sure why people keep saying it is fuzzy.

How they go...
05-18-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Pop N Wood

There is so much variation in bike geometries...

There is so much variation in bike geometries that I don't understand people's hesitancy to try mixing parts. This isn't rocket science.
05-15-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,662
Posted By Pop N Wood

Good info. Would just like to caution comparing...

Good info. Would just like to caution comparing the price of a DIY kit bike to a fully built factory ebike. Customer support is expensive while DIY kit types (like me) are more likely to fix...
05-09-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,960
Posted By Pop N Wood

I like using the ebike for liquor store runs,...

I like using the ebike for liquor store runs, makes me look like an alcoholic who lost his license.

Had my hip replaced in December, so the ebike was the go to bike while rehabbing. It was nice...
05-09-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,799
Posted By Pop N Wood

I always point them straight back mainly because...

I always point them straight back mainly because they need to be somewhere and that is probably as good as any. Pointing back does reduce the chance of them hooking something when walking the bike.
05-09-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,426
Posted By Pop N Wood

There are finish lines where you ride? I'm...

There are finish lines where you ride?

I'm not out there racing anyone but boy, do some people get pissed if I'm in a hurry to get somewhere and they can't keep up. No idea why, no different than...
05-04-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,419
Posted By Pop N Wood

They make receiver hitches for pretty much every...

They make receiver hitches for pretty much every car made.
...
05-04-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By Pop N Wood

Like 2old said the strap on SKS bottle mounts let...

Like 2old said the strap on SKS bottle mounts let you put a water bottle pretty much anywhere
...
04-16-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By Pop N Wood

I wish you would quit posting things like this. ...

I wish you would quit posting things like this.

I weigh 240# and ride a mountain bike with a hub drive kit on it. With racks and gear bike is over 60#. I often tow trailers full of scavenged...
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