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12-13-18, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By asmac

Grinder bike thefts can be very fast

Video of a grinder bike theft. Eight seconds, two streaks of light and it's gone. I wish news reports would give some information regarding the type of lock -- that would be helpful.
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12-09-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By asmac

Bikes for refugee children

Nice story concerning a young Yazidi who's trying to provide bikes to other refugee children. He says his bike stands for freedom....
08-19-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By asmac

I believe that tubeless ready tires have a...

I believe that tubeless ready tires have a compound that resists air loss. Tubed tires don't have that issue. Some day I'll get proper tubeless rims but am so far using tubeless ready tires (Schwalbe...
08-19-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By asmac

Here I thought it was a New York thing. Amazing...

Here I thought it was a New York thing. Amazing the difference an apostrophe makes.
08-19-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By asmac

I drive there and I bike there. This is a badly...

I drive there and I bike there. This is a badly conceived and badly executed bit of infrastructure. And not very well used either. Almost as if it's designed to annoy the greatest number of people....
08-19-18, 04:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,777
Posted By asmac

Back when men were men.

Back when men were men.
08-19-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,777
Posted By asmac

NZ politician cycles to hospital to give birth

It was an electric bike but still...
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45238768
08-17-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,368
Posted By asmac

It depends on the disc brakes. I had BB5s and...

It depends on the disc brakes. I had BB5s and they were a pain to adjust and a constant source of annoyance. I've hat Shimano XTs for about seven years and they are wonderful. Trouble-free except for...
08-12-18, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By asmac

I'm not really sure how I cleaned this chain last...

I'm not really sure how I cleaned this chain last year. I am out of "green" degreaser and will replace it with a petroleum-based product. I normally soak the cleaned chains in chain oil until I need...
08-12-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By asmac

Tubeless rims are a great idea but not currently...

Tubeless rims are a great idea but not currently in the budget. I will try the suggested leak-detection methods and replace the entire valve when the opportunity presents. In the meantime, I remain...
08-12-18, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By asmac

Glad I resisted the sales pitch. I'll stick with...

Glad I resisted the sales pitch. I'll stick with the $2 version.
08-10-18, 10:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,748
Posted By asmac

I don't think it's rude if it speeds things up by...

I don't think it's rude if it speeds things up by allowing bikes to go two at a time and clear the intersection quicker as they all fall back into a single line afrap. It seem ridiculous to have 15...
08-10-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,324
Posted By asmac

That makes a big difference.

That makes a big difference.
08-10-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By asmac

I don't think so but it's possible. I'll be sure...

I don't think so but it's possible. I'll be sure not to do that in future. Thanks for the heads up.
08-10-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By asmac

Chain breakage

I normally buy three chains (SRAM 9 speed) and a cassette and rotate the chains until they are all worn. I had never broken a chain until the other day when it snapped as I was grinding uphill,...
08-10-18, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By asmac

Shifter cables

I have always used bulk cables for my XT shifters (about $2, "prestretched" stainless cable) but recently got a sales pitch for coated brand-name shifter cables (about $12) which, I was told, will...
08-10-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By asmac

Very slow tubeless leak won't seal

After more than a year of tubeless bliss -- no issues -- I have encountered a persistent very small leak that simply won't seal. I can ride all day but the tire will have gone down from 60 psi to 40...
05-31-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,139
Posted By asmac

I think I'll continue to rely on good luck,...

I think I'll continue to rely on good luck, reasonable preparation (i.e. making noise and keeping food away from a tent) and bear spray. Bear attacks are not very common for hikers let alone cyclists...
05-30-18, 12:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,139
Posted By asmac

Good tip but as someone else pointed out that...

Good tip but as someone else pointed out that would be difficult in much of North America. I've spent a lot of time camping and canoeing in 'bear country' and have never come across one. My father...
05-28-18, 12:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,139
Posted By asmac

If the internet is to be believed, male cougars...

If the internet is to be believed, male cougars can be 220 lbs and 8 feet long. Some house cat!

Re the bear thing, I believe you should puff yourself up for grizzlies and play dead for black...
05-05-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,238
Posted By asmac

That can be an issue. I got this cheap steel...

That can be an issue. I got this cheap steel Thule -- Thule 990XT Doubletrack (http://www.hitchcity.com/ecommerce/bike-racks-cargo-boxes/2-bikes/thule-990xt-doubletrack.html) -- that clamps the...
05-05-18, 05:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,668
Posted By asmac

I have one and use it for short term, reasonably...

I have one and use it for short term, reasonably low-risk lock-ups. Unfortunately they are not terribly thief-resistant. There is a video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs8uyPsDaw0 -- of these...
05-01-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,542
Posted By asmac

I'm sorry I misjudged you.

I'm sorry I misjudged you.
05-01-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,542
Posted By asmac

As a Canadian, I know a true 'sorry' when I see...

As a Canadian, I know a true 'sorry' when I see one. Sorry to say, this is not it.
04-27-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,811
Posted By asmac

So, if I ride alongside and grab the axle of a...

So, if I ride alongside and grab the axle of a wheel that's rolling downhill at 20 mph so there is suddenly no contact patch touching the ground, the velocity or "speed" of what was the contact patch...
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