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10-16-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 710
Posted By riverdrifter

He's been biking to his lab for 30 years. His...

He's been biking to his lab for 30 years. His University asked him what he would like from them. His reply was, "A place to park my bike."
10-16-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 389
Posted By noglider

The Kool Stop Tire Jack is a wonderful tool for...

The Kool Stop Tire Jack is a wonderful tool for this scenario.
10-12-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,524
Posted By veganbikes

True, it was mostly Flint having the major issues...

True, it was mostly Flint having the major issues but still no excuses for Kid Rock et al.
10-12-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,465
Posted By CliffordK

Someone noted earlier that one can just pull them...

Someone noted earlier that one can just pull them out and put in another tire. Use some rubber cement if one desires.
10-10-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By tornado60

I'm an always trying but never really learned...

I'm an always trying but never really learned player. I'm not giving up yet though.
10-08-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By CliffordK

hellopizza's album: ...

hellopizza's album:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/420542
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/15432096
...
10-07-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,257
Posted By bargo68

Whoopsie! Well, it's been almost a decade! :D

Whoopsie! Well, it's been almost a decade! :D
10-04-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,831
Posted By Reynolds

I always liked this one: A Zen teacher saw...

I always liked this one:

A Zen teacher saw five of his students returning from the market, riding their bicycles. When they arrived at the monastery and had dismounted, the teacher asked the...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,567
Posted By RubeRad

I use old innertubes as a layer of bar tape under...

I use old innertubes as a layer of bar tape under my bar tape
09-30-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Gresp15C- Yet years later QR skewers (of any...

Gresp15C- Yet years later QR skewers (of any detail) were pretty much eliminated from kids bikes. The story I heard was a NJ state lawsuit or law drove this. The drive to protect us from our...
09-30-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By rseeker

Glad you're okay and riding again. ...

Glad you're okay and riding again.



Every picture tells a story, don't it?
09-29-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By WizardOfBoz

You don't have to be an engineer to be right...

You don't have to be an engineer to be right about stress risers.

BTW, look up the De Havilland Comet, the world's first jet airliner. Square holes (or windows) in highly stressed areas are a...
09-29-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 772
Posted By le mans

Try a fine tooth flat file on the damaged braking...

Try a fine tooth flat file on the damaged braking surface

I have one on stand by when building a secondhand wheel, any dags i'll file it smooth
09-28-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Same thing happened to me back in 1976 on my Fuji...

Same thing happened to me back in 1976 on my Fuji Finest, no lawyer tabbed retaining washers yet back then. I had ridden to our big art show/festival and after unlocking the bike noticed the steering...
09-28-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By Ronsonic

If you get the break under some magnification...

If you get the break under some magnification you'll see the darker, oxidized area where the crack first started. And, yes, I'll be you're right it was at the sharp corner of that rectangular hole.
09-28-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By CliffordK

Wow... So a "safety feature" (tabbed washers on...

Wow... So a "safety feature" (tabbed washers on the axle nuts) nearly killed you.

Oh, the irony!!!!!

Glad you're OK.
09-27-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,643
Posted By Machka

But ... it's spring. Daylight hours are getting...

But ... it's spring. Daylight hours are getting longer! :foo:
09-24-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By ramzilla

I've converted dozens of bikes from drop bar to...

I've converted dozens of bikes from drop bar to upright bar bikes. IMHO neither of the bikes in the OP are candidates for this conversion. They're both purpose built for speed with racing style...
09-23-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 52,908
Posted By Tiestotti

Cheap single speed

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09-22-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By Bill Kapaun

+1 I've been down that road--- Inexperienced...

+1
I've been down that road--- Inexperienced and a 1st bike with some obsolete/NLA parts.
It can be done, but much better by one with experience and a knowledge of what they are getting themselves...
09-21-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,344
Posted By zacster

Inspecting the tires takes more time than the...

Inspecting the tires takes more time than the rest of the job whether you patch or swap tubes. But you gotta do it.
09-19-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 866
Posted By cyccommute

The reason that chucks have either a different...

The reason that chucks have either a different hole or a different configuration is because of the nature of the valve. Yes, the pump has it's own check valve but that check valve allows for a small...
09-19-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 866
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, a Presta valve opens when the pressure...

Yes, a Presta valve opens when the pressure inside the pump is higher than the pressure inside the tire. But as soon as that pressure changes...and, assuming a manual floor pump, it does when the...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By mcours2006

Agreed. Here's my 'grocery getter': ...

Agreed. Here's my 'grocery getter':
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/936x508/img193_221d866e2d4242408ffc480c4fbb09dfb8a0d3da.jpg

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Forum: Commuting
09-17-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By pdlamb

Which one is more fun to ride? If you don't...

Which one is more fun to ride? If you don't enjoy it, it'll end up gathering dust.
09-14-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By JoeTBM

you might be able to repair that damaged thread...

you might be able to repair that damaged thread with a fine small triangle file, work it slowly
09-13-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 895
Posted By TimothyH

Because of subdivisions. The contemporary...

Because of subdivisions.

The contemporary subdivision has replaced interconnected neighborhoods.

The modern subdivision has one or two exits onto busy secondary roads with no other way to get...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,523
Posted By cyccommute

I don’t see how Day Light Saving helps with that...

I don’t see how Day Light Saving helps with that issue. Staying on sun time year around would put us in a more natural rhythm and would solve the problem with “lost sleep” twice a year.
09-10-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By TimothyH

Get experience fixing anything mechanical. ...

Get experience fixing anything mechanical.

Washing machines, automobiles, bicycles, lawn mowers... it doesn't matter.

Basic mechanical skills can be transferred from one type of machine to...
09-08-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 52,908
Posted By eversosleepy

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My commuter, nothing to write home about, don't know the year of the...
09-06-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 52,908
Posted By stevel610

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Early 80s Schwinn Traveler. 39/16 fixed with an 18 tooth Freewheel....
09-04-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 37,171
Posted By Korina

Pardon me for butting in, but if there are only...

Pardon me for butting in, but if there are only drops and flats, where do these fit? I choose not to use drops, in large part because I like to admire the scenery on my rides and not have a permanent...
09-04-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 37,171
Posted By mstateglfr

This is certainly true and deserves to be...

This is certainly true and deserves to be mentioned in a thread where someone has continually suggested riders should just accept an illfitting bike until they can improve flexibility and drop...
09-02-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 37,171
Posted By wolfchild

Judging other peoples fitness level and health by...

Judging other peoples fitness level and health by the type of handlebars they ride or the type of bike they ride means that your logic and reasoning is all screwed up and you don't know anything...
09-02-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 37,171
Posted By Kapusta

The idea that how low a handlebar you are...

The idea that how low a handlebar you are comfortable with is a metric of good life choices is pretty screwed up.

The idea that you are going to change your flexibility and body composition in 2...
08-31-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 37,171
Posted By wolfchild

What people need to understand is that drop bars...

What people need to understand is that drop bars are not for everybody. There are many people including myself who don't like drop bars and have no desire to use them. Ride whatever feels good and...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,662
Posted By Steely Dan

For winter riding in Chicago, with all of its...

For winter riding in Chicago, with all of its vicious freeze/thaw-induced black ice and other treacherous hazards, studs are absolutely vital, IMO.

Fortunately, it doesn't have to be one or the...
08-29-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,879
Posted By Machka

Yep. As with anything ... because we can. :)...

Yep.

As with anything ... because we can. :)


And really, when you've got a bicycle you love and you've logged 50,000+ km on it over the past decade ... who cares if it has "lost value"...
08-26-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,414
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

A wheel is good enough it clears the brake pads...

A wheel is good enough it clears the brake pads when they're adjusted so the lever doesn't hit the bar, doesn't have a perceptible jump from radial runout, is tight enough to stay true, is centered...
08-23-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,414
Posted By cyccommute

Others have already made the suggestion of zip...

Others have already made the suggestion of zip ties. It works. Depending on how tight money is, you can find truing stands from about $40 (Fleabay...
08-21-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,414
Posted By noglider

A truing stand is one of the least essential bike...

A truing stand is one of the least essential bike tools. I do happen to have one, but sometimes I just put a zip tie on the frame or fork. I use it as a gauge to see how close/far the rim is from the...
08-19-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,022
Posted By JCNeumann

Put a brake on the front. I ride some fairly...

Put a brake on the front. I ride some fairly unpleasant hills, and feathering the front brake makes a world of difference.

Plus, you always want that on a less-controlled environment like the...
08-19-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,013
Posted By ksryder

Do you have disc brakes? That's probably why --...

Do you have disc brakes? That's probably why -- those things are spinning blades of death and hazardous to the drive-through employees!
08-17-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,466
Posted By Kent T

My dear, long gone, 1981 Traveler (Panasonic...

My dear, long gone, 1981 Traveler (Panasonic under an assumed name), wound up with 700c rims on the original Normandy large flange hubs (I used Wolber Gentleman rims). The Travelers of this era, are...
08-17-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,466
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Yup. When I worked in the bike shop (circa about...

Yup. When I worked in the bike shop (circa about the same time that the picture of Eddy Merckx was taken) everything had to be the absolute best, which was Campagnolo. With some maturity, one...
08-16-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,466
Posted By noglider

Your plan is a good one, and many of us have done...

Your plan is a good one, and many of us have done it. Stick with the center pulls until you know you want the dual pivots.
08-13-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By noglider

That's an innovation! I might just try it. ...

That's an innovation! I might just try it.

Maybe my method is wasteful or dirty, but I squeeze the oil bottle to make a constant stream, and I turn the cranks backward to roll the chain under the...
08-09-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,026
Posted By livedarklions

That varies wildly from path to path. My evening...

That varies wildly from path to path. My evening ride after work is a 24.5 mile round trip on a local MUP which I average 19+ mph solo on (with a timer that doesn't auto-pause for the 8 or so...
08-06-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,172
Posted By 79pmooney

Drops with hoods. I love that I can dial them in...

Drops with hoods. I love that I can dial them in for these hands that have been riding forever and I can ride as hard as I want and climb anything my legs will get me up in any gear (that my legs...
08-05-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,093
Posted By ceelint

My 1x9 Cannondale R900 ...

My 1x9 Cannondale R900

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