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11-16-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,145
Posted By FBinNY

As I said earlier, the best choice of bearing...

As I said earlier, the best choice of bearing type is a design consideration. The specific design details determine which bearing is called for, and the choice of bearing type will drive various...
11-16-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,145
Posted By FBinNY

To add, it's likely impossible to adjust any...

To add, it's likely impossible to adjust any non-outer bearing, so angular contact on an inner bearing is a no-no. Even if it were possible to adjust an inner bearing, the odds of getting any more...
11-16-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,145
Posted By FBinNY

Thanks for the compliment, but while I may post...

Thanks for the compliment, but while I may post again, I doubt it'll ever be to the same extent as in the past.

The fact is that I don't visit the site often, and only responded because the "you...
11-16-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,145
Posted By FBinNY

Two points to consider. 1- you absolutely...

Two points to consider.

1- you absolutely cannot mix angular and radial bearings on the same axle. Angular contact bearings require a thrust load to maintain contact, and the reaction forces would...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-24-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,331
Posted By FBinNY

This is a load bearing part, not simply a guide,...

This is a load bearing part, not simply a guide, so bonding or riveting are not viable options.

I suspect that the original was welded, and a careful look for the remnants of a bead, or at it's...
04-01-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,390
Posted By FBinNY

If it's clearly at the tops of the back of your...

If it's clearly at the tops of the back of your leg, forward and below your butt cheeks, and it feels like you're sitting on a golf ball, or something similar, suspect piriformis syndrome...
Forum: Foo
03-26-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,673
Posted By FBinNY

We live in a country where the criminal justice...

We live in a country where the criminal justice system is based on "black latter law", meaning the law as written. It would be fine to ask the legislature to clarify the law, but a charged defendant...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,887
Posted By FBinNY

There's no reason you have to give up anything. ...

There's no reason you have to give up anything.

If this is a new bike purchase, have the dealer quote it with the crank changed to a triple, or a larger cassette topping out at 32 or 34t. Changing...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,215
Posted By FBinNY

So, you just need to make a sign. If you...

So, you just need to make a sign.


If you can see my butt crack, you're following too close.
03-22-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,662
Posted By FBinNY

A key question when considering the back, and...

A key question when considering the back, and most other medical problems is whether it's sudden and acute, or slow to develop and cumulative.

If your back is normally OK, and the problem creeps...
03-22-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,655
Posted By FBinNY

You're entitled to your opinion.

You're entitled to your opinion.
03-21-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,662
Posted By FBinNY

Plenty of wiggle room, but the devil is in the...

Plenty of wiggle room, but the devil is in the details. Prior condition, supportive muscle condition, weight involved, frequency, smoothness of the lift, etc.

If they don't have pain, and don't...
03-21-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 998
Posted By FBinNY

+1 Bag supports that fit over the bar and wrap...

+1
Bag supports that fit over the bar and wrap under the stem. One is generic for any typical strap on touring HB bag, the other two are specific to bags where the arms slip into pockets made for...
03-21-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,655
Posted By FBinNY

Asked and answered. See post no. 34, then...

Asked and answered.

See post no. 34, then the conversation in posts 35-39, and again in 44 & 45.
03-20-18, 07:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,259
Posted By FBinNY

The retainer is not necessary from an operational...

The retainer is not necessary from an operational standpoint. If it were, it would quickly wear out leading to a bearing failure.
03-19-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By FBinNY

You can certainly use a 9s cassette since 9s and...

You can certainly use a 9s cassette since 9s and 8 chains are very similar.

I'd even guess that you can run a 10s cassette and chain, or plan Ba 10s cassette with a 9s chain which is what I've...
03-19-18, 03:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,387
Posted By FBinNY

As close as 2mm in low is fairly typical and...

As close as 2mm in low is fairly typical and fine. On some bikes it's more like 1mm.

Keep in mind that you have no say in this. It's determined by the distance between the innermost sprocket and...
03-18-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,858
Posted By FBinNY

Yes, if limiting ourselves to the narrow question...

Yes, if limiting ourselves to the narrow question of how much functional difference it makes in a bicycle application, it makes little or any.

However, mixing lots takes the variance beyond the...
03-17-18, 12:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,694
Posted By FBinNY

FWIW - that's a year old news. Of course...

FWIW - that's a year old news.

Of course things probably haven't changed much since then.
03-16-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,858
Posted By FBinNY

You're kidding, right? JUST the bearings?

You're kidding, right? JUST the bearings?
03-16-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,694
Posted By FBinNY

The "must use" rules are not an impediment to...

The "must use" rules are not an impediment to cyclists going around obstructions. In fact, one can legally leave the bike lane for any number of reasons, including potholes, glass shards, or just...
03-15-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,015
Posted By FBinNY

It's on finished raw material, ie. rolled shapes,...

It's on finished raw material, ie. rolled shapes, plate, tubes, etc.

So for example, if one were to import 12' lengths of tubing that would be affected. The fine point is that most high end...
03-15-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,655
Posted By FBinNY

I thought we were past that, and you don't need...

I thought we were past that, and you don't need to justify yourself to me anyway. But since you ask what had my antenna buzzing..

The OP started with an observation, then you stated your...
03-15-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,015
Posted By FBinNY

What I said earlier.

What I said earlier.
03-15-18, 02:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,858
Posted By FBinNY

The balls used in bearings conform to very...

The balls used in bearings conform to very precisely defined standards. Search for steel ball grade system or a similar phrase for information.

Grade 25 balls are better than you need, but the...
03-14-18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,103
Posted By FBinNY

keep in mind that you're building bicycle wheels,...

keep in mind that you're building bicycle wheels, not making baskets.

Regardless of the pattern, it only makes sense to weave the last cross. The weave puts a slight bend into each spoke, and...
03-14-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,015
Posted By FBinNY

The tariff is on steel and aluminum, not on...

The tariff is on steel and aluminum, not on products made of them

As such, only steel or aluminum bikes made in the USA would be affected, meaning virtually none.

Just about the only bike...
03-14-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,655
Posted By FBinNY

Yes, but I wasn't reacting to the question per...

Yes, but I wasn't reacting to the question per se, but the tone. (see my earlier reply, post no. 34)

IMO there's a difference between asking something straight out, and setting it up the way the...
03-14-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,655
Posted By FBinNY

I guess it's generational, but I reacted to the...

I guess it's generational, but I reacted to the tone more than the actual words. The OP clearly set out the reasons he wears gloves in both warm and cold weather, so I read that as more than idle...
03-14-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,655
Posted By FBinNY

Because they prefer to for whatever reason. ...

Because they prefer to for whatever reason.

While asking why questions, mine would be why would anybody who's made his own personal decision about something as trivial as gloves care why someone...
03-13-18, 03:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,465
Posted By FBinNY

No sweat, no nerve here. The last time I worked...

No sweat, no nerve here. The last time I worked for any carrier was back in 1968. But I did own a wholesale business and shipped tons of stuff via UPS, Fedex, and near the tail end, USPS.

I...
03-13-18, 01:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,465
Posted By FBinNY

When I was young we had a standard retort to...

When I was young we had a standard retort to insults: it takes one to know one.

Your reference to it being intentional has me wondering about your thought process. WHY would a postal worker do...
03-13-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,258
Posted By FBinNY

I'm trying to picture where the bolt is. I see...

I'm trying to picture where the bolt is. I see it's an aluminum frame, but can't find any photos from tyhe left side where I assume the kickstand is mounted.

Normally kickstands wouldn't bolt...
03-12-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By FBinNY

Yes --- supposed to ---. But that's very...

Yes --- supposed to ---. But that's very different than actually having it. Besides the out via paying the no insurance tax penalty, there's still a large number that simply can't afford it.

ACA...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,540
Posted By FBinNY

Reminds me of my old commute which took me past a...

Reminds me of my old commute which took me past a golf course. They had gone green and switched to natural fertilizer. That wasn't so bad, except that they stored it adjacent to a short steep...
03-11-18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By FBinNY

Miranda doesn't apply here. This was a voluntary...

Miranda doesn't apply here. This was a voluntary statement during the preliminary investigation, and there was no arrest which would mandate Miranda.

I'm curious how this plays out, and hope that...
03-11-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By FBinNY

various, though not all states have some kind of...

various, though not all states have some kind of crime victim compensation/assistance fund. They're all different in what is covered, and what they'll pay for various damages.

You might go back...
Replies: 63
Views: 4,307
Posted By FBinNY

No apology needed, I didn't think you were rude. ...

No apology needed, I didn't think you were rude.

You read more into the "silk purse" part of the post, and skipped over the part where I detailed the specific issue.

In any case, I suspect it's...
Replies: 63
Views: 4,307
Posted By FBinNY

This goes to the crux of the question. It's...

This goes to the crux of the question.

It's up to the OP to decide what he's really looking for. A good randonneur bike, or a nice vintage bike suited to randonneuring. There are some trade offs...
Replies: 63
Views: 4,307
Posted By FBinNY

I don't get what's hard to understand. I...

I don't get what's hard to understand.

I didn't say it was impossible. Just that the change will require brakes with significantly longer reach. Specifically the 19mm difference between the...
Replies: 63
Views: 4,307
Posted By FBinNY

It's not about new or used, but about how well...

It's not about new or used, but about how well ill or well conceived the bike is. For example, the OP mentions converting a 700c (or 27") to 650b. But the reduction in rim diameter will impose a...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By FBinNY

IMO the OP and many of these stories don't...

IMO the OP and many of these stories don't qualify as close calls any more than getting out of a cab which gets into a collision down the road would.

There are plenty of accidents, and we can be...
03-09-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By FBinNY

Odds are it's exactly what they said; "The...

Odds are it's exactly what they said; "The Journal is not publishing the car driver’s name pending a record of a charge in court.the driver was identified by the police", and the paper is holding...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,621
Posted By FBinNY

No, it won't affect aluminum frames at all for...

No, it won't affect aluminum frames at all for the simple reason that theyre not being built in the USA, and therefore unaffected by the cost of aluminum here.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By FBinNY

There's no best. There are considerations and...

There's no best. There are considerations and various solutions that address them.

The 2:1 pattern you seem to favor does help address the effects of dish, but calls for z heavier stiffer rim to...
03-08-18, 12:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,932
Posted By FBinNY

The first (and last) time I was doored was in...

The first (and last) time I was doored was in 1967. I was flying downhill on my way home from school. Guy opens his door and with luck, I catch just right it and with it's momentum, swing it beyond...
Forum: Foo
03-06-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By FBinNY

I assume they have phones there, but most likely...

I assume they have phones there, but most likely only direct satellite phones. They have a country code, 672, country code assigned so there must at least be a plan for phones.

However, it seems...
Replies: 30
Views: 3,325
Posted By FBinNY

You don't have to shell out for an exotic premium...

You don't have to shell out for an exotic premium tire to get a decent ride. There are plenty of very nice supple tires, readily available at reasonable prices, in the 1.6-2.0" range. Pick one. ...
Forum: Foo
03-06-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By FBinNY

It's entirely possible that someone is using a...

It's entirely possible that someone is using a VOIP program and has made a call to the USA, then forgot to reset the destination country when making the next call. This means you got a call intended...
Forum: Touring
03-06-18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,248
Posted By FBinNY

Some do, but that's besides the point. I don't...

Some do, but that's besides the point. I don't keep every public statistic in my head, and simply and correctly stated that I didn't know your source. However i followed that by saying I'd assume...
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