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Forum: Foo
05-17-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 319
Posted By nathand

I've got a small community garden plot - roughly...

I've got a small community garden plot - roughly 4'x12', divided into 3 4x4 squares. Every year I try to squeeze too much into the plot because there's so much I want to grow, but this year I'm...
05-06-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 548
Posted By nathand

Right. It's probably equivalent to losing only...

Right. It's probably equivalent to losing only the largest cog off your old cassette.
05-06-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 548
Posted By nathand

You can look at a gear-inch calculator such as...

You can look at a gear-inch calculator such as https://www.bikecalc.com/gear_inches to see how close the gearing is. The 24/34 combination is about 18.7 gear-inches; the 22/28 combination is about...
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By nathand

They're 26" wheels.

They're 26" wheels.
Forum: Foo
04-25-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By nathand

Long, detailed article about this same story,...

Long, detailed article about this same story, worth a read https://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/February-2019/Bicycle-Bank-Robber-Tom-Justice/
One of my former riding buddies acquired the...
04-19-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By nathand

These absolutely exist...

These absolutely exist https://sf.streetsblog.org/2018/06/13/san-francisco-gets-vision-zero-street-sweepers/
04-13-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 980
Posted By nathand

I bought an unassembled bike 2 years ago - it...

I bought an unassembled bike 2 years ago - it shipped to me exactly as it was shipped to the shop. Cables were already in place, with fluid in the hydraulic brake lines. The handlebars were neither...
04-05-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 560
Posted By nathand

From what I've seen of carbon forks, there's a...

From what I've seen of carbon forks, there's a maximum number of spacers allowed between the bearing and the stem. I assume if you go higher you risk breaking the steerer. I haven't seen a similar...
04-05-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 560
Posted By nathand

A metal steerer tube has a star nut in it. Rather...

A metal steerer tube has a star nut in it. Rather than using a compression plug, the bolt through the top cap screws into the star nut, which is held securely in the steerer. This creates compression...
03-03-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By nathand

I found myself in a similar situation 2 years ago...

I found myself in a similar situation 2 years ago (picked up an older Ti frame, needed a 1" threadless fork) and I bought a Columbus Minimal. https://www.columbustubi.com/en/portfolio/minimal-en/...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By nathand

As a point of comparison - I built up a mid-90's...

As a point of comparison - I built up a mid-90's Dean Ti road bike 2 years ago, when I suddenly found myself with a frame and free time at the beginning of the pandemic. The frame was $300 from a...
01-11-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,997
Posted By nathand

I lived in Switzerland for a year, and one day I...

I lived in Switzerland for a year, and one day I picked a climb that would take me most of the day, figuring I'd enjoy the descent at the end. Took me a little longer than I expected, though, and as...
09-22-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By nathand

I had a similar issue with a very different rim....

I had a similar issue with a very different rim. The mechanic at the local shop identified that it was a narrow rim which made it difficult to get the tube and tire in place, so I'd been pushing the...
09-09-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,232
Posted By nathand

I crashed an aluminum-frame bike, with a carbon...

I crashed an aluminum-frame bike, with a carbon fork, into the back of a car at probably 15+ mph (the car had a stop sign and entered the intersection; I didn't have a stop sign and was headed...
08-20-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By nathand

Drop the pads in and go. Wouldn't hurt to clean...

Drop the pads in and go. Wouldn't hurt to clean the rotors with some isopropyl alcohol but I wouldn't do more than that.
07-27-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,533
Posted By nathand

Take a look at Home Page - Jay's Essential Bike...

Take a look at Home Page - Jay's Essential Bike Rides (http://bestrides.org/) (I have no affiliation with it, I just like it as a reference) - lots of ride descriptions in the Bay Area and California...
07-27-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,048
Posted By nathand

I've put Presta valves in rims drilled for a...

I've put Presta valves in rims drilled for a Schrader valve several times and never had a problem. I do recommend using the little locknut that comes with most Presta tubes to help hold the valve...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,736
Posted By nathand

On a typical ride not too far from home I'll...

On a typical ride not too far from home I'll bring just tire levers and a tube, maybe a patch kit, and a pump mounted to the bike or in a rear pocket. If you bring a patch kit, but rarely need it,...
Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,585
Posted By nathand

Another similar site...

Another similar site (https://hookandhunt.com/product-category/camping/tents-and-structures/). I don't see any tents meeting your criteria right now, but for a bit more money (still under $200)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By nathand

I'm sorry but this really looks like an exercise...

I'm sorry but this really looks like an exercise in frustration to me.

You do not need a Giant Overdrive 2 fork, the head tube is a standard size and there are no bearings installed. This frame...
07-05-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,102
Posted By nathand

That counts too. I bought a duplicate of a jersey...

That counts too. I bought a duplicate of a jersey I already have and really like (a lightweight merino jersey from Ornot) recently, even though I've never worn out (or worn through) a jersey. I have...
07-04-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,683
Posted By nathand

An older riding buddy told me "you go 5mph slower...

An older riding buddy told me "you go 5mph slower downhill after you have kids." That was definitely true for me. I'm slowly increasing my speed and confidence descending, but I think I'm doing it...
07-01-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 269,932
Posted By nathand

Looks like a 1998 to me. Vintage Trek...

Looks like a 1998 to me. Vintage Trek (http://www.vintage-trek.com/model_numbers1.htm) shows one of the color schemes for that year was black with green decals, which appears to match yours, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,522
Posted By nathand

No, you have them backwards. Ignore the screw for...

No, you have them backwards. Ignore the screw for a moment. The brakes should be installed such that when the brakes are applied, the wheel pulls the pads into the stops, rather than pulling the pads...
06-23-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 269,932
Posted By nathand

I've done exactly that - swapped out the saddle...

I've done exactly that - swapped out the saddle and seatpost, cleaned up most of the drivetrain, and fixed the brakes. One of the brake studs on the fork is broken off, someone used a problem solvers...
06-21-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,590
Posted By nathand

I haven't been a chemical engineer in years, but...

I haven't been a chemical engineer in years, but I do have a degree in it. While spraying your bike with an acid isn't ideal, a small amount of diluted white vinegar is not going to have any...
06-21-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,066
Posted By nathand

I think E-bikes have a future for families. In...

I think E-bikes have a future for families. In the past year I've seen a large increase (my perception, no data) in parents taking their kids around San Francisco in electric-assist cargo bikes. As...
06-21-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,651
Posted By nathand

If you can afford it, buy one of the nicer brands...

If you can afford it, buy one of the nicer brands of kids bikes. The better bikes are lighter, easier for a kid to handle, have hand brakes without a coaster brake, and have kid-sized components,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27,150
Views: 17,662,916
Posted By nathand

2010 Scott Addict SL

I used to have 2009 Scott Addict R4 which sadly was stolen. As I've had more flexibility in my schedule the last few months I've been riding more and found I really miss that bike, so when a 2010...
06-18-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,066
Posted By nathand

I lived in Lausanne, Switzerland for a year...

I lived in Lausanne, Switzerland for a year (about half an hour east of Geneva). The entire city is on a hillside rising up from Lake Geneva. For decades the main metro line was a rack-and-pinion...
05-28-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,332
Posted By nathand

Are the holes consistently in the same location...

Are the holes consistently in the same location on the tube? I got several flats on one wheel, no obvious cause to me - I'd just find the tire flat when I went to ride the bike. The hole was always...
05-05-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,036
Posted By nathand

I'm going to assume you meant a 46/30 crankset...

I'm going to assume you meant a 46/30 crankset and not a 40/36 - and are you sure your current one is 40/30 and not 46/30? I can't find any mention of an FSA 40/30 crankset in a quick search online....
03-31-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,036
Posted By nathand

I bought a gravel bike two years ago, and the...

I bought a gravel bike two years ago, and the only change I made was the handlebar - the stock bars felt too wide to me, especially in the drops due to the amount of flare. I also added SPD pedals...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,900
Posted By nathand

I'd confirm they're actually tubeless - my 2018...

I'd confirm they're actually tubeless - my 2018 Renegade has as tubeless-compliant rims but came with tubes. I didn't realize this, however, because the tubeless-ready rims hold the tire more firmly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,900
Posted By nathand

For whatever it's worth - I have a 2018 Jamis...

For whatever it's worth - I have a 2018 Jamis Renegade Exploit (similar level to an S2), and I've been quite happy with it. My only complaint is that it has road gearing (50/34-11/32) - I would...
03-09-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,052
Posted By nathand

If an internally-geared hub isn't critical,...

If an internally-geared hub isn't critical, consider an older (mid-90's) steel mountain bike. I'm about your age and have 2 kids (3 and 6) and have used a mid-90's Trek 820 for hauling my kids...
Forum: Foo
02-20-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,103
Posted By nathand

If you have the option to do so, consider...

If you have the option to do so, consider deliberately scheduling your work time around when you're likely to be productive. Especially now if you're working from home, make a schedule that works for...
01-30-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,793
Posted By nathand

I've done mountain biking where I was getting...

I've done mountain biking where I was getting bounced all over and happy to be clipped in, and mountain biking where I was glad I wasn't stuck to the pedals and could get a foot down in a hurry -...
01-16-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5,201
Views: 3,656,935
Posted By nathand

It's about 25 years old, but a pretty good...

It's about 25 years old, but a pretty good flat-bar gravel bike (I also use it as my city bike and for towing the kid trailer, with slick tires). Best $100 I've spent on a bicycle. Seems to have sat...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 929,393
Posted By nathand

Finally hit my 10 posts and can contribute a...

Finally hit my 10 posts and can contribute a photo to this thread :)
I got a good deal on this frame from a friend a while back (didn't quite fit him) and had been slowly acquiring parts for it,...
09-28-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,235
Posted By nathand

Have you considered a Jamis Renegade in steel...

Have you considered a Jamis Renegade in steel (with carbon fork)? I've been quite happy with mine for both road and gravel (with appropriate tires).
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