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09-12-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,296
Posted By LV2TNDM

I'm glad you're flattered. Too bad it's for all...

I'm glad you're flattered. Too bad it's for all the wrong reasons. I guess you should thank me for not calling you out more.

Anyway, your original reply and this one, as usual, reek of arrogance...
09-11-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,296
Posted By LV2TNDM

I purchased two 1,000 lumen lights for $20 on...

I purchased two 1,000 lumen lights for $20 on Amazon well over 5 years ago. Both still working just fine. They're incredibly bright. But they're the "old school" light with separate battery pack and...
09-11-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,296
Posted By LV2TNDM

Why are your replies almost always critical...

Why are your replies almost always critical and/or negative? I've found your posts to be so negative over the years. Really gets old. And they're oftentimes misleading or counter-productive. This...
09-11-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,296
Posted By LV2TNDM

Please use lights all the time!

If you're riding on the road, it just makes sense to always use lights. Blinkeys, flashers, whatever. Today's lights are bright, efficient, and not too expensive. Your life's worth it!

I was...
09-11-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,580
Posted By LV2TNDM

This simply is not true. Not at all. In fact,...

This simply is not true. Not at all. In fact, your incorrect understanding of the law and vehicle code is a problem. It's YOUR thinking that endangers cyclists. I've had many, many pedestrians...
09-10-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 8,089
Posted By LV2TNDM

I hear where you're coming from. However, to...

I hear where you're coming from. However, to counter this, apparently several studies have shown people who own and ride e-bikes are getting more exercise than on their Amish bikes. AARP was one of...
09-10-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By LV2TNDM

NO! Rubber rim tape is HORRIBLE! It's cheap and...

NO! Rubber rim tape is HORRIBLE! It's cheap and used to save $$ by bicycle product managers. They age and crack. But worse, they don't do a good job protecting the inner tube from spokes,...
09-10-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 988
Posted By LV2TNDM

Couldn't agree more! Another ******* cager on...

Couldn't agree more! Another ******* cager on the phone? Or a drunk? Or just another incompetent morAn behind the wheel.

I've always wondered if drivers' insurance is ever charged for when...
09-10-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By LV2TNDM

"that’s a warning the wheel wasn’t built right" ...

"that’s a warning the wheel wasn’t built right"

Yes and no. Most "average" bikes come with OEM wheels that are machine built with parts "just good enough." With today's ubiquitous disc brakes,...
08-16-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,149
Posted By LV2TNDM

Yup, those poor, POOR ranchers grazing their...

Yup, those poor, POOR ranchers grazing their livestock on PUBLIC property, surrounded by barbed wire fences with signs saying, "Protected Watershed. No trespassing."

So glad they're protecting...
07-27-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By LV2TNDM

Excellent post. Thanks for sharing. I hadn't...

Excellent post. Thanks for sharing. I hadn't noticed the change in DT spokes. Interesting. I have a bunch of boxes of old straight gauge spokes; I'll compare one to a new DT to see the...
07-22-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By LV2TNDM

For loaded tandem touring, you probably can't do...

For loaded tandem touring, you probably can't do much better than Phil Wood. Touring has always been their forte. However, in the changing world, I'm not sure what they're offering now:...
07-14-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By LV2TNDM

I wouldn't worry about it. Assuming the headset...

I wouldn't worry about it. Assuming the headset is properly adjusted and functioning well. And there's enough overlap of the quill within the steerer tube. (If in doubt, drop it below the max height...
06-23-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By LV2TNDM

If you really want quality, than you cannot do...

If you really want quality, than you cannot do much better than Chris King. Their angular contact bearings will last a lifetime if properly cared for. They are not like traditional radial contact...
04-30-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 719
Posted By LV2TNDM

Swing and a miss! Dude, really? The origin...

Swing and a miss! Dude, really?

The origin of the name you used is the key... this tool is the THIRD HAND brake tool! It's the predecessor of the, you guessed it, FOURTH HAND!

The Fourth...
04-30-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By LV2TNDM

Not trying to be overly negative or elitist here,...

Not trying to be overly negative or elitist here, but it must be said...

Those welds are horrendously scary! No way would Nashbar or KHS put that quality on the market! (And I sold KHS in the...
04-26-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By LV2TNDM

Brake pad adjustment is indeed directional. ...

Brake pad adjustment is indeed directional. Traditional rim brakes require proper toe-in, where the front of the pad hits the rim first, then the rear of the pad under higher braking force. Rolling...
04-26-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By LV2TNDM

Before even attaching the cable, confirm a few...

Before even attaching the cable, confirm a few things:

1) Is the derailleur hanger straight? (If landed on, the R derailleur (and/or hanger) can bend. It should be straight, first and foremost....
04-26-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,006
Posted By LV2TNDM

Doubt it. Origin 8 are basic aftermarket, bargain...

Doubt it. Origin 8 are basic aftermarket, bargain hubs. Didn't see a sprague freehub in their lineup after a quick look. Perhaps I missed it. I wouldn't trust them to make a reliable sprague clutch...
04-17-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By LV2TNDM

It's actually the "outers," or cable housing that...

It's actually the "outers," or cable housing that makes ALL the difference in brake performance and achieve remarkable improvement. New cables do very little to improve the situation. The orginal...
04-15-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By LV2TNDM

Easy: you're trying to install a cable with the...

Easy: you're trying to install a cable with the shifter in the fully extended position. A cable will not go in with the shifter in gear #1. It needs to be in the "relaxed" position, or gear #8...
04-15-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By LV2TNDM

Indeed. Mea culpa. That is much more...

Indeed. Mea culpa. That is much more appropriate, as I'm left-handed and left dominant. Except for throwing a frizbee and using scissors, for unknown reasons. Have I LEFT anything out?!!!
04-15-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By LV2TNDM

I feel it should be a right of passage for EVERY...

I feel it should be a right of passage for EVERY bicycle mechanic to be able to master cantilever brake set up. Not for any particular reason, of course. Just to build proper character :) !
04-15-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By LV2TNDM

Because as cantilever brake pads wear, they hit...

Because as cantilever brake pads wear, they hit lower and lower on the rim until "OH CRAP!" they dive under the rim and NO MORE BRAKE!!! (Ask me how I know!)

Canti pads need to be set properly to...
04-15-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By LV2TNDM

At the small framebuilding shop where I worked,...

At the small framebuilding shop where I worked, milling the fork crown on the lathe was the last step, done even AFTER powder coating. Blades are welded to the steerer tube, then the crown race is...
04-14-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,980
Posted By LV2TNDM

That's actually a good point, analogous to motor...

That's actually a good point, analogous to motor oil perhaps? I understand motor oils are far better than they were (YT Engineering Explained is a good source). I just switched to synthetic motor...
04-14-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,980
Posted By LV2TNDM

Used to ride with a guy so fanatic and worried...

Used to ride with a guy so fanatic and worried about his crank tapers failing, he used acetone to ensure EVERY LAST MOLECULE of oil or grease was removed. Boy his bike creaked like hell!
Been...
04-09-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,187
Posted By LV2TNDM

Thank you for sharing your experience with...

Thank you for sharing your experience with immersion chain waxing. I've used various liquid chain lubricants over the years, including drip-on wax lubricants White Lightning and others, with...
03-31-22, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By LV2TNDM

THIS! Don't bang on it with anything!!!! ...

THIS! Don't bang on it with anything!!!!
There's a reason the eccentric has a hole in it opposite the bolt head side - to insert a shorter bolt into the barrel nut from the other side to extract the...
03-21-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,798
Posted By LV2TNDM

A simple rule is to take MSRP and divide by two. ...

A simple rule is to take MSRP and divide by two. If the bike's old and/or has a lot of miles, then subtract. If it's very new and has very little mileage, then add.

Now you've done a ton of...
03-16-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,213
Posted By LV2TNDM

I'm preparing one for sale right now. A friend...

I'm preparing one for sale right now. A friend owns two and has decided to sell one. It's funny that this topic was resurrected right as I'm in the middle of working on this. Oh and her other bike...
03-07-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,051
Posted By LV2TNDM

Why would the public not be able to avail itself...

Why would the public not be able to avail itself to the "Contact Us" portals these agencies provide? This is EXACTLY what they're there for. And this enforcement action may be the result of the very...
03-07-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,149
Posted By LV2TNDM

Actually, it is completely up to you and I to...

Actually, it is completely up to you and I to say! That's how representative democracy works! That's how policy is formulated. Public participation is how these things come about. These are...
03-07-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,051
Posted By LV2TNDM

And as I said, I totally agree with "don't do the...

And as I said, I totally agree with "don't do the crime if you can't do the time." But again, one tenet of our judicial system is that punishment should fit the crime. And this is excessive in my...
03-07-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,149
Posted By LV2TNDM

I merely posted this in two forums that I felt...

I merely posted this in two forums that I felt were appropriate. No need to get upset.

And as I said, I totally agree with "don't do the crime if you can't do the time." But again, one tenet of...
03-06-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,051
Posted By LV2TNDM

Warning N. CA East Bay Mtb'ers!

Just heard that MAJOR illegal riding enforcement is happening on East Bay Municipal Utility District land in Oakland/Moraga. It concerns the illegal trail that drops off East Ridge Trail in Redwood...
03-06-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,877
Posted By LV2TNDM

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Unfortunately, this applies to cattle guards as well....
03-06-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,149
Posted By LV2TNDM

Warning N. CA East Bay Mtb'ers!

Just heard that MAJOR illegal riding enforcement is happening on East Bay Municipal Utility District land in Oakland/Moraga. It concerns the illegal trail that drops off East Ridge Trail in Redwood...
03-04-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,515
Posted By LV2TNDM

Since I saw your reply, I figured I'd chime in...

Since I saw your reply, I figured I'd chime in again. The Deore XT hub is high quality, regardless of what you can see. Bearing quality is excellent. Good seals. High tolerances, better bearings....
03-04-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By LV2TNDM

You should shift into the large-large combination...

You should shift into the large-large combination and confirm that the rear derailleur can accommodate this. If the chain's too short, it will bind and stop the pedals. If the rider does this while...
03-04-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 770
Posted By LV2TNDM

Looks like you need a 13mm! (or 14?) I wouldn't...

Looks like you need a 13mm! (or 14?) I wouldn't expect SAE to fit since Shimano and the rest of a bike is almost always metric. Ironically, I just had to visit the hardware store for a 12mm. ...
03-04-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,515
Posted By LV2TNDM

I'm sorry, but there is NO "infinite stress...

I'm sorry, but there is NO "infinite stress cycle" of stainless steel spokes! I know of no bike shops that follow this idea and therefore "reuse old spokes."

The OP ABSOLUTELY must toss all of the...
03-04-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By LV2TNDM

Go big or go home!

The increase in wheel size was to take advantage of a larger wheel's ability to roll over rocks, ruts, bumps & roots. So since this is the design goal, why go only half way? Yes, lighter wheels are...
03-04-22, 03:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,461
Posted By LV2TNDM

Yes, I put my name, phone number and driver's...

Yes, I put my name, phone number and driver's license number in various places on my bikes.
I have an alpha-numeric metal stamp set and have stamped my DL on some of my metal frames. (The DL is the...
03-04-22, 01:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,044
Posted By LV2TNDM

I wash with darks, regular cycle with warm water....

I wash with darks, regular cycle with warm water.

I never use the dryer. Plastic and elastic fibers don't last very long when you subject them to high heat of the dryer cycle. The stuff is...
03-04-22, 01:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,783
Posted By LV2TNDM

Pro's Closet Podcast

I happened to catch a pretty good interview with the founder of the company by Nerd Alert, CyclingTips' podcast:
...
03-04-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,618
Posted By LV2TNDM

Depends on the denatured alcohol being used. 90%...

Depends on the denatured alcohol being used. 90% Isopropyl alcohol is preferred over 70%, if you can choose. Sounds like the rotors were not as clean as they should have been and the pads got...
03-04-22, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,662
Posted By LV2TNDM

Yes, coffee is a must. I have a camp stove...

Yes, coffee is a must. I have a camp stove espresso machine that has turned a few heads. Although we haven't bicycle toured with it, we have been car camping in some remote places. When people see...
02-26-22, 02:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,662
Posted By LV2TNDM

The fender eyelets on the dropouts are used to...

The fender eyelets on the dropouts are used to mount the vertical rack supports and the fork center hole provides the mount for the stainless steel bracket. This is how I have my front rack on my...
01-22-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,224
Posted By LV2TNDM

Just because the manufacturers don't necessarily...

Just because the manufacturers don't necessarily own the factories doesn't mean they aren't the ones specing the product. It's Dorel's or Pacific's product managers developing and specifying the...
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