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07-18-22, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By Duragrouch

Settings and options, options, unselected...

Settings and options, options, unselected "Receive emails from administrators". We'll see if that stops the advertising emails.
07-17-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By Duragrouch

The Privacy Policy, as noted above, does not...

The Privacy Policy, as noted above, does not respect Do Not Track signals from browsers; Why should we believe they will respect unsubscribe? And will that unsubscribe me from only that advertiser,...
07-10-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By Duragrouch

Quote from website privacy policy

Quote from website privacy policy:


I'll be looking for another forum, or not. I can live without it.
07-05-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By Duragrouch

I received as well...

I received the email as well. My question is, how did whoever get my email address, whether "legit" or spam, or if not, if they bounced this through bikeforums, also how and why? Sounds like either...
04-19-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,411
Posted By Duragrouch

I took a bike class in community college, easy...

I took a bike class in community college, easy way to satisfy my phys-ed credit. Learned absolutely nothing I didn't already know, the class taught zero, just had group rides I think once a week....
07-27-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Duragrouch

No bites and I'm leaving tomorrow so asked...

No bites and I'm leaving tomorrow so asked neighbor here if he wants it, explained what it needs, he said yes, so it's gone.
07-24-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Duragrouch

Thanks. Yeah I grew up with a Sears 3-speed from...

Thanks. Yeah I grew up with a Sears 3-speed from the 1960s, extremely similar looking but made in Austria with a Steyr 3 speed hub. Took it apart when I was 12, took me all winter to get it back...
07-23-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Duragrouch

FREE Hercules 3 speed made in England, Davenport Florida

Location: Davenport Florida (southwest of Orlando)

Deadline for pickup: Evening of Tuesday 27 July 2021

FREE Hercules 3-speed made in England, step-thru/ladies model frame, lugged steel,...
05-17-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,748
Posted By Duragrouch

OP: Entirely separate from the frame...

OP: Entirely separate from the frame craftsmanship (I also noticed the lug thickness thinning at the borders, stunning):
- Half step plus granny chainrings
- 36 hole 3X spoke lacing
- I believe...
05-03-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,006
Posted By Duragrouch

I dunno, is the failure rate for bike shops as...

I dunno, is the failure rate for bike shops as high as restaurants? With the latter I thought I read years ago that the failure rate was 90%.

A successful restaurant is more profitable. But...
04-26-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,411
Posted By Duragrouch

I started with a Bell Biker II in about 1983,...

I started with a Bell Biker II in about 1983, improved design from the original Biker and with adjustable visor. Required for a college bike class (easy credit), but that was the best lesson from the...
04-26-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,709
Posted By Duragrouch

I agree with repairing tubes to minimize waste. I...

I agree with repairing tubes to minimize waste. I never had much luck with the gluey patches. Some of the tips above may help. But I got sold on the Park Tool sticky patches, especially for field...
04-26-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,854
Posted By Duragrouch

1) It's lovely with the tied and soldered drive...

1) It's lovely with the tied and soldered drive side spokes, but in my opinion, as much of a "wallhanger" as a shotgun with Damascus barrels; Unsafe. Because...

2) Radial lacing is only...
04-25-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 5,679
Posted By Duragrouch

The problem with a single-speed is not just loss...

The problem with a single-speed is not just loss of efficiency, even if humans are capable of a wide torque band; Pushing hard on a tall gear while sitting in the saddle puts much more stress on the...
04-12-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,256
Posted By Duragrouch

The rebar I dealt with many years ago was the...

The rebar I dealt with many years ago was the opposite, very hard, destroyed a hacksaw blade to cut 2/3 through it, then was able to snap it off with little deformation, fine-grain fracture...
04-12-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 5,679
Posted By Duragrouch

+ Can use a full chain guard. + Can shift while...

+ Can use a full chain guard.
+ Can shift while stopped.
+ For tire diameters smaller than 20" (like a Brompton), can provide needed overdrive gears for reasonable top speeds (impossible with...
04-05-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,200
Posted By Duragrouch

But wait... there's more...

But wait... there's more...
03-05-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,822
Posted By Duragrouch

Yes. With a billion dollars, I can afford...

Yes. With a billion dollars, I can afford multiple homes. One would be where I can step out my door to do downhill and cross-country skiing. The other would be good warm weather hiking. Another would...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,173
Posted By Duragrouch

My two cents: People want adjustability....

My two cents:

People want adjustability. Integrated systems I am seeing above lack that. Some makers may introduce integrated systems with more adjustability, but of course proprietary interfaces...
02-22-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,304
Posted By Duragrouch

OP: Never abrade/sand anything on a rim unless...

OP: Never abrade/sand anything on a rim unless it's to make it smoother. Rims are highly stressed and sanding scratches can act as fatigue crack initiation points, especially on aluminum which...
02-15-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,390
Posted By Duragrouch

I'm all for encouraging clean energy transport....

I'm all for encouraging clean energy transport. However:
- (From the link in the OP): "If signed into law, the bill would offer individual consumers a refundable 30% tax credit up to a $1,500 for...
02-10-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,192
Posted By Duragrouch

So, the graphics covered the defects ***AND***...

So, the graphics covered the defects ***AND*** they charged more for the privilege!
02-08-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,192
Posted By Duragrouch

"Custom" (extra cost) paint graphics on...

"Custom" (extra cost) paint graphics on Cannondales (early '90s?) that looked like paint dabbed on with a sponge in about five seconds. Can't find a pic yet.
01-25-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,312
Posted By Duragrouch

That's 63. I'm guessing 3 front x 9 rear x 3 IHG...

That's 63. I'm guessing 3 front x 9 rear x 3 IHG = 81 = no reason for it on that bike.

Reasons for an IHG with cogs:
- No front derailleur so can use a chainguard.
- Needs a tall overdrive...
01-25-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,547
Posted By Duragrouch

Kalakala seems coming in kinda hot for no dock or...

Kalakala seems coming in kinda hot for no dock or pier. Gonna bang into the seawall and right onto the sidewalk like a newbie sailing a Flying Junior on their first sailing lesson. "Tiller toward...
01-25-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,700
Posted By Duragrouch

I both bike and boat in Seattle with a similar...

I both bike and boat in Seattle with a similar size boat. I realize your statement may be a hypothetical, but in case not:
- It's not whether you can pull the load, but fast enough to be stable....
01-11-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,591
Posted By Duragrouch

All hail the 11-tooth cog! With a 52 chainring,...

All hail the 11-tooth cog! With a 52 chainring, it gives my 20" wheel folder a tall enough top gear to preclude the need for an internal hub gear as an overdrive (like they need on a Brompton with...
01-11-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,591
Posted By Duragrouch

Bar foam, also known as Grab-Ons; I LOVED...

Bar foam, also known as Grab-Ons; I LOVED Grab-ons! Hard to find, last I looked. Started using when I got nerve pain in my hands from 3 hours of biking every evening. Went from drop bars to bullhorn,...
01-04-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,591
Posted By Duragrouch

GEEZ, this thread has legs. It'll take me a while...

GEEZ, this thread has legs. It'll take me a while to sift through it all. But the OP above:

Black anodizing I like, small scratches I just cover with a black sharpie. Where I hate it is...
01-01-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,636
Posted By Duragrouch

I suspect you are being facetious, but in case...

I suspect you are being facetious, but in case not, I think that might not be necessary. Periodic inspection for cracks is good. While ferrous metals can be inspected with a magnetic process like...
01-01-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,636
Posted By Duragrouch

There are two kinds of flange breaks possible,...

There are two kinds of flange breaks possible, one where there is a separation of material from a single spoke hole, and the other, a crack from one spoke hole to another. I have experienced the...
01-01-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,636
Posted By Duragrouch

The only reason I'm speaking is a potential...

The only reason I'm speaking is a potential safety issue, not style. Radial spoking should only be done on hubs designed for it. If not designed for that load direction, the hub will develop fatigue...
12-28-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,216
Posted By Duragrouch

Paywall in link, but I think that is essentially...

Paywall in link, but I think that is essentially the same article as I had seen (probably syndicated). Thanks.
12-28-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,636
Posted By Duragrouch

Regarding front racks: Low riders are...

Regarding front racks:

Low riders are preferred, not just for lower center of gravity, but because it centers the load on the steering axis, so less rotational inertia. Having said that, it's...
12-28-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,636
Posted By Duragrouch

Unrelated, but is that front radial spoking on a...

Unrelated, but is that front radial spoking on a vintage hub?
12-22-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,216
Posted By Duragrouch

My points were not about zero pollution, but...

My points were not about zero pollution, but about minimizing pollution.

- A small amount of certain pollutants can make vast quantities of water undrinkable. Some pollutants are toxic at levels...
12-21-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,216
Posted By Duragrouch

I see from later posts, that you will not do this...

I see from later posts, that you will not do this any more. For general knowledge:

Even tiny amounts of poisonous solvents can pollute vast water supplies, and are relatively impossible to extract...
12-14-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,715
Posted By Duragrouch

I would add to all of the above: Cars and...

I would add to all of the above:

Cars and fuel are only cheap in rural and suburban USA. It sounds like you are in Europe(?) where cars, fuel, fees are expensive, which is why public...
12-14-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,795
Posted By Duragrouch

This very much applies to sailing; More than 100...

This very much applies to sailing; More than 100 years ago, very few people sailed for recreation.

Regarding bikes: Yes, necessity is the mother of redemption. But...

"All advances in powered...
11-29-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,664
Posted By Duragrouch

Yellowlab, Regarding testing: The greatest...

Yellowlab,

Regarding testing: The greatest stress on the top tube is a) in torsion while climbing with hard opposite pull on the handlbars, and b) vertical bending loads into the frame from a...
11-24-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,664
Posted By Duragrouch

You're right, I had not read the whole thread....

You're right, I had not read the whole thread. Sorry to be repetitively redundant.
11-24-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,664
Posted By Duragrouch

I usually endeavor to be clever and witty, but in...

I usually endeavor to be clever and witty, but in this case, not. If you suddenly die, most everything you own will get yard or estate sold, and the buyer will be none the wiser. Example: I once...
11-24-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,664
Posted By Duragrouch

OP: That is quite a severe injury to the top...

OP: That is quite a severe injury to the top tube. If it is at all buckled in terms of straightness, you're done. However assuming the far side of the tube is still straight, the repair you did looks...
11-02-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,360
Posted By Duragrouch

On my '89 Cannondale, I thought the lower case...

On my '89 Cannondale, I thought the lower case name on the top tube was tasteful. But I like the new trend, I think it's about all things "stealth", just like "tactical" has been the buzzword for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 24,622
Posted By Duragrouch

I don't have electronic shifting. It sounds like...

I don't have electronic shifting. It sounds like it works great, and it must for it to have been a success in the market. My view from afar:

Pluses:
- Sounds like it eliminates shifting cables,...
10-02-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,755
Posted By Duragrouch

I hope this is helpful. I also live in...

I hope this is helpful.

I also live in Seattle in a community living environment and face the same issues. My solution: A "skinny" table, 18" deep front-to-back, 60" wide, 29" height to surface,...
10-01-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,755
Posted By Duragrouch

My guess: Because both intended maintenance items...

My guess: Because both intended maintenance items were on the very low elementary scale, the work was done by their least experienced mechanic, and they grabbed the seat tube in the repair clamp...
09-07-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,846
Posted By Duragrouch

Agreed! That was Cannondale's trademark. Two...

Agreed! That was Cannondale's trademark. Two possible explanations for the new welds: a) Made overseas and they went cheap by not post-finishing the welds, or b) The newer tubes are so thin wall that...
09-07-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,846
Posted By Duragrouch

Look at the size of the largest rear cog on the...

Look at the size of the largest rear cog on the new race bikes in the pics above. On a road race bike! Good direction, I believe, gives the option to spin up a long climb when you run out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,231
Posted By Duragrouch

(bold) As an experienced rider and an engineer, I...

(bold) As an experienced rider and an engineer, I agree with clamping around the top tube, although if seated, that should not be necessary assuming a seat post with greater rigidity than a wet...
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