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05-19-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Moe Zhoost

A thin slather of proofide on the underside first...

A thin slather of proofide on the underside first thing, then repeat every year or so, then ride, ride, ride. I find my new Brooks saddles comfortable from the start (except for my C-17).
05-19-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 409
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I usually use PB Blaster; however when that...

I usually use PB Blaster; however when that doesn't work, I use Oil of Wintergreen (Methyl salicylate). I reckon I should try it first, but I have a hard time remembering where that tiny bottle is. ...
05-16-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Riding solo. I was taking the lane entering a...

Riding solo. I was taking the lane entering a roundabout at a five-way intersection. I intended to circle around and take the last turnoff (essentially I was making a left turn). Driver behind me,...
Forum: Foo
05-12-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Moe Zhoost

How can the OP have a tally of zero posts?

How can the OP have a tally of zero posts?
05-08-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,377
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The easy way out of this is, like others have...

The easy way out of this is, like others have said, to break the chain and reroute it properly. If you are an inquisitive sort and want to figure out the cause of the situation, think about doing...
05-06-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The measurements that you've taken at the top of...

The measurements that you've taken at the top of the tube may not tell the whole story. I'd recommend finding a shop that has a proper reaming tool to correct it back to spec. What does the slot...
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I believe it's the same frame they used on their...

I believe it's the same frame they used on their Sports. It's rugged, on the heavy side, and the finish is so-so. Still, not a bad price.
05-06-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's like that on a few of my saddles. I have...

It's like that on a few of my saddles. I have bumped copper rivets a bit to ease down the corners; however I don't bother with the steel ones. If you are not snagging your shorts on them, just...
05-05-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,530
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Agree totally with this. In most cases I have to...

Agree totally with this. In most cases I have to look away or use a hand to block the glare. Either way adds risk to me and others on the trail.
05-05-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 397
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Looks fine to me.

Looks fine to me.
05-05-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 861
Posted By Moe Zhoost

How do you define "spent" when referring to...

How do you define "spent" when referring to tubes? Over the last 50 years, I've not had many tubes that I needed to dispose of. Most punctures can be patched, but when one is not repairable I...
05-04-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 894
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Well, yeah - by law - but around here a large...

Well, yeah - by law - but around here a large percentage of trailers are not tagged. Even if tagged, it doesn't id the tow vehicle or it's owner necessarily. The trailer could be rented or borrowed...
05-04-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 894
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Once or twice a week, I intentionally and...

Once or twice a week, I intentionally and completely block my truck's plate from view and have never been challenged. Apparently towing something negates any enforcement interest in the legality of...
05-04-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 326
Posted By Moe Zhoost

So you are saying that doing the last part 90 deg...

So you are saying that doing the last part 90 deg to the stem gives you a bit more slack to finish? Makes sense. I'll try it that way next time I mount a tire. I've always done the last bit 180...
04-24-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Insignificant difference. We're talking less...

Insignificant difference. We're talking less than the diameter of a human hair.
04-24-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 770
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Having worked on dozens of grip shifters over...

Having worked on dozens of grip shifters over this past year, my advice is simple: If they work, leave them alone.
04-22-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, I agree. Most of my vintage bikes do not...

Yes, I agree. Most of my vintage bikes do not have rubber seals on the hubs and that has no affect on their performance over tens of thousands of miles. If you decide to go ahead with the DIY...
04-22-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Good choice going with the 50s. Having launched...

Good choice going with the 50s. Having launched myself over the bars because of a jam between fender and tire, I now go minimum 10mm clearance.
04-13-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 828
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My suggestion as well. Hides ugly but can be...

My suggestion as well. Hides ugly but can be reversed by peeling off.
04-11-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 596
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I was able to find a Linux version of GPXsee and...

I was able to find a Linux version of GPXsee and agree that it is nice. So I had another row today in a deeper part of the lake. For the most part, the elevation was stable except when, at a mile...
04-08-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 596
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Well I was finally able to figure out how to...

Well I was finally able to figure out how to download a tcx file, but it took a bit of doing to convert to csv. The data show a baseline of 74 meters, corresponding to when I was in the middle of...
04-07-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 596
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, just so. I only mentioned noise because you...

Yes, just so. I only mentioned noise because you brought it up initially. Coordinates and elevation are a reasonably qualitative match when compared to the lake depth chart. I could not find a way...
04-06-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Those who mildly dislike the forum nomenclature...

Those who mildly dislike the forum nomenclature may become friendly-unusers.
04-06-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 596
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Well, it turns out that it's not noise at all. I...

Well, it turns out that it's not noise at all. I reviewed my rowing track to check where the elevation changes were occurring and discovered that the highest elevations were close to shore. ...
04-05-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 596
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Apparently. Those aqueous hills are a bear, but...

Apparently. Those aqueous hills are a bear, but the worst part is there is that I can't seem to coast going down.
04-04-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 596
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Cellular elevation gain accuracy

I've been using the MapMyRide app to monitor my rides and find that its distance stats match well with my cyclometer. I've never paid much attention to the elevation stats, though. Well today I...
04-02-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By Moe Zhoost

No, I wouldn't think that would be effective.

No, I wouldn't think that would be effective.
04-02-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, relubing would never be a bad thing, but to...

Yes, relubing would never be a bad thing, but to answer your original question: It depends on what lube you are using. Some lubes don't tolerate rainy rides very well, while some are very good. I...
04-02-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Moe Zhoost

You should aim for a 2 mm gap.

You should aim for a 2 mm gap.
03-31-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've built wheels with that OLD on my older Park...

I've built wheels with that OLD on my older Park TS2 and had no concern about the angle of the arms - just didn't think about it. I also was not concerned that the faces of the arms were or were not...
03-30-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Mcmaster-Carr (https://www.mcmaster.com) is a...

Mcmaster-Carr (https://www.mcmaster.com) is a good source. O-rings are spec'd by diameter, thickness, and material (Buna-N is the standard for oil/grease). You should use the groove in the hub to...
03-28-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The pictures clearly show a hub for a...

The pictures clearly show a hub for a through-axle, These hubs have a hollow outer tube that I called a spindle, for want of a better term (Shimano apparently calls it an axle pipe). This is indeed...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,192
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm in my 70s and have not yet found dismounting...

I'm in my 70s and have not yet found dismounting a significant challenge; however occasionally I have to abort and retry. Leaning the bike over is very helpful.
03-28-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Assuming you're talking about the hub spindle and...

Assuming you're talking about the hub spindle and not the through axle: You're good to go.
03-27-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Check how your chain is routed through the rear...

Check how your chain is routed through the rear derailleur. If routed incorrectly the chain rubs on the cage tabs. This may not be the problem since it would not make a racket when freewheeling,...
03-27-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21,057
Views: 3,911,654
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I loved my orange air-cooled Vanagon. What a...

I loved my orange air-cooled Vanagon. What a great all-purpose vehicle. Other than the common burnt valves and rocker tube leaks and poor heating and A/C, it was perfect.
03-23-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,608
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Most cables can be snipped through in 10-15...

Most cables can be snipped through in 10-15 seconds. Most U-locks and security chains can be defeated by an angle grinder in 10-15 seconds. Aluminum shell locks like the SAF Altor will resist most...
03-22-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By Moe Zhoost

In most cases, no. Best check your state and...

In most cases, no. Best check your state and local laws.
03-14-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 539
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yep, probably. You'd likely spend more time...

Yep, probably. You'd likely spend more time searching for a marginally faster pump than you're spending using your current pump.
03-13-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 539
Posted By Moe Zhoost

From the Trek site: The diameter and stroke...

From the Trek site:

The diameter and stroke distance of the pump define its performance; everything is a tradeoff. Pumps that have an easier stroke require more of them, while pumps that push a...
03-12-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 429
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Sometimes the dyno is grounded through the frame...

Sometimes the dyno is grounded through the frame (one wire) and sometimes it isn't (two wires). Even if a 2 wire dyno is grounded to the frame (and I think most are), you would still need the second...
03-10-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,193
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Band brakes (and clutches) are hardly innovative....

Band brakes (and clutches) are hardly innovative. They've been used for various applications since the start of the industrial revolution.
03-09-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21,057
Views: 3,911,654
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If the seller donated that bike to our local...

If the seller donated that bike to our local co-op, it would go into the scrap metal dumpster as soon as he left.
03-09-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 517
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My favorite levers are aluminum and I've used...

My favorite levers are aluminum and I've used them with no issues related to rim damage. I like them because they have thin, wide blades that slide in easily. I also have a few stamped steel ones...
03-08-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By Moe Zhoost

A bit more information. That they were cyclists...

A bit more information. That they were cyclists seems irrelevant,
...
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By Moe Zhoost

'Ultra-Light Weight' Go for it!

'Ultra-Light Weight' Go for it!
03-07-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Must be a challenge on a windy route. I actually...

Must be a challenge on a windy route. I actually prefer his choice of noise to those who think they need a soundtrack for their lives and ride with speakers blaring whatever they think is 'good'...
Forum: Foo
03-07-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,114
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Good science is peer-reviewed, mate. This is the...

Good science is peer-reviewed, mate. This is the perfect definition of debatable.
Forum: Foo
03-07-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I still have the Levis jacket I bought in the...

I still have the Levis jacket I bought in the early 70s and wore around Europe. Still fits too. It has a patch on it where I accidentally burned a hole in it - patina, right?
03-05-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,428
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Well, I've never been a professional, but have...

Well, I've never been a professional, but have decades of experience working on my own bikes as well as volunteering as a mechanic at our local co-op. I'm still learning, though. I reckon I'm 'ept'...
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