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Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By Skipjacks

Yup. That was exactly what I getting at.

Yup.

That was exactly what I getting at.
06-17-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 184
Posted By Skipjacks

Now that answers the question perfectly. I...

Now that answers the question perfectly.

I don't need to change anything about my wheels. So anything I did within the price range I'd be willing to spend would be a lateral move and therefor not...
06-17-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By Skipjacks

The hub pawls sound like the problem as you...

The hub pawls sound like the problem as you stated.

Inside the rear hub there are pieces that engage the wheel when the chain is pulling the cassette forward. But they disengage when you're not...
06-17-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 184
Posted By Skipjacks

Well that was the question. Would they make...

Well that was the question.

Would they make me happier?

Would nicer wheels roll better? Be rounder? Give me a shoulder rub every few miles?

Or would I not notice the difference?

If I...
06-17-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By Skipjacks

This. The app is insanely good. It...

This.

The app is insanely good.

It will give you weather based on your street address and say "The rain will continue for 4 minutes" then 4 minutes later...poof...rain is gone.

It's that...
06-17-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By Skipjacks

You can do this calculation easily. The...

You can do this calculation easily.

The Earth is 24,900 miles around at the Equator

If you ride 2,490 mile a year you have ridden the equivalent of 10% around the Earth.
06-17-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 184
Posted By Skipjacks

Something like that I imagine I could set up...

Something like that I imagine I could set up cheap, getting take off wheels from a similar bike. I've thought about that for the same reasons.

But you see no value to upgrading the daily use...
06-17-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 184
Posted By Skipjacks

Are new wheels worth the expense on a $600 hybrid?

I have a 2017 Specialized Crosstrail that I use as a commuter bike.

I'm running the original stock wheels

An LBS tried to talk me into upgrading the wheels on it last summer when I had the rear...
06-17-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Skipjacks

No. They do NOT mount as 35mm tires. ...

No.

They do NOT mount as 35mm tires.

Keeping in my the ISO sizing on them is 37-622

They mounted as 32mm for me.

On a wider rim they might mount a little wider when inflated, but I doubt...
06-17-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 164
Posted By Skipjacks

The Raceface Chesters that you already know about...

The Raceface Chesters that you already know about are my go to answer whenever this question comes up.

You can get cheaper but they won't spin as well nor take a hit from a curb as well. For the...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By Skipjacks

I check my tires almost every time I get a flat. ...

I check my tires almost every time I get a flat.

Which isn't very often.
06-17-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 891
Posted By Skipjacks

I encountered this yesterday on a rail trail. The...

I encountered this yesterday on a rail trail. The distant part...5 miles or so from any parking lots so zero foot traffic. All bikes.

Passed a couple of group rides all with the flashing...
06-17-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,061
Posted By Skipjacks

So because he's possibly (not a know fact) an...

So because he's possibly (not a know fact) an immigrant and poor he shouldn't have to ride safely and we should ignore that there is a dangerous rider on the streets who could get someone killed?
...
06-16-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,304
Posted By Skipjacks

He just puts pedals on a Harley chassis ...

He just puts pedals on a Harley chassis

https://jafrum.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/robocop-helmet-bike.jpg?w=500&h=281
Forum: Commuting
06-16-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 19,300
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3510 (3695 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 19,300
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3474 (3659 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By Skipjacks

It depends on how nice of a day it is. ...

It depends on how nice of a day it is.

Normal day It's a 6-7 mile round trip depending on routes I take.

Dead of winter it's a 5 mile trip and not a foot more. (I hate being cold)
...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 26,723
Posted By Skipjacks

20mph head wind going uphill this morning. ...

20mph head wind going uphill this morning.

My legs are dead right now....but when they recover I think I'll be able to kick down large trees. :D

I just hope the wind holds up for the ride...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By Skipjacks

Customer: I don't want black sidewalls.... ...

Customer: I don't want black sidewalls....

Bike store: But you should know that....

Customer: I said I will not have black sidewalls!!

The Universe: I give him black sidewalls now.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By Skipjacks

I agree it looks like rubber grime from the...

I agree it looks like rubber grime from the brakes. You get the same looking grime if you wet your fingers and run them along your rubber windshield wipers on your car.

But how would it get on the...
06-13-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By Skipjacks

Rechargable via USB is the only way to flay. ...

Rechargable via USB is the only way to flay.

Cygolite Hotshot 150.

SUPER bright. It can be see from well over a half mile away. It blinks. It recharges so it never needs batteries. It lasts a...
06-13-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Skipjacks

You might want to change the tires out to...

You might want to change the tires out to something less aggressive (I'm assuming a full suspension mountain bike has aggressive knobby tires) if you are going to be using it on flat trails and...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 19,300
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3438 (3607 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By Skipjacks

I'd try taking the tire off the wheel, cleaning...

I'd try taking the tire off the wheel, cleaning the wheel thoroughly, and remounting.

I bet the problem goes away.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By Skipjacks

Bah....you're just going to go home and...

Bah....you're just going to go home and presumably shower right away.

You're going to get sweaty and gross on the way home.

Why not just put the morning clothes back on?

I mean this is a...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,392
Posted By Skipjacks

Fixed that for you. Solves all your "But I...

Fixed that for you.

Solves all your "But I want a new bike without listening to someone complain about the money" problems.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By Skipjacks

Is this your 40 mile round trip? If so you...

Is this your 40 mile round trip?

If so you might want to add ibuprofen to the list :D

Good luck with this, buddy! :thumb:

Can't wait to hear how it goes!
06-12-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,304
Posted By Skipjacks

There is an International Police Mountain Bike...

There is an International Police Mountain Bike Association?

That is a very specific group.

I wonder if they get a long with the International Association for Motorcycle Cops....or if they get...
06-12-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,304
Posted By Skipjacks

The value of a cop on a bike who can just put a...

The value of a cop on a bike who can just put a foot down and stop and talk to the public is HUGE

Especially in urban environments where police are accused of being distant from the population
...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 19,300
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3438 (3607 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 26,723
Posted By Skipjacks

GORGEOUS That's how my commute was. I wished...

GORGEOUS

That's how my commute was. I wished I had left an hour earlier so I could have gone a lot further on the way in today.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,257
Posted By Skipjacks

That's what she said. :D Incidentally, I...

That's what she said. :D


Incidentally, I ordered the Marathon (not supremes) HS420's last night. They should be here next week
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,252
Posted By Skipjacks

On the plus side....there is never anyone in my...

On the plus side....there is never anyone in my way.

So I've got that going for me.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,252
Posted By Skipjacks

I never see this where I am.

I never see this where I am.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,257
Posted By Skipjacks

Simple. Because there is a buyer who will...

Simple.

Because there is a buyer who will pay for an expensive bike tire at a price that the manufacturer can be profitable at.

There are also bikes that cost more than some cars.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,257
Posted By Skipjacks

All hail the tire god! This could have been...

All hail the tire god!

This could have been the most redundant post in history but its was BY FAR the most clear and specific, and with the most direct from the factory (literally) information. So...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,257
Posted By Skipjacks

I'll gladly ask the Michelin Man himself at this...

I'll gladly ask the Michelin Man himself at this point.

Or the Goodyear Blimp pilot.

Somebody has to know this.
06-10-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,559
Posted By Skipjacks

No idea what this is about. Riding my mountain...

No idea what this is about. Riding my mountain bike is exactly the same as my racing road bike. And both of those feel just like my BMX I rode as a kid.

In fact...I think the BMX might have been...
06-08-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Skipjacks

I recently tried a paid of Continental Contact...

I recently tried a paid of Continental Contact Speeds

I liked the tread pattern. They get great rolling resistance reviews. They aren't terribly heavy.

But...they are tiny. The marked size on...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 19,300
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3388 (3522 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
dschue5 (MN)...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,257
Posted By Skipjacks

So manufacturers label a tire width based on a...

So manufacturers label a tire width based on a formula of bead to bead divided by 2.5?

Do you mean bead to bead when the tire is uncurled and laid flat? As in the total length of the rubber...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,671
Posted By Skipjacks

Remind him who fed and clothed and sheltered him...

Remind him who fed and clothed and sheltered him for 18 years.

Tell him to do what you want now and all debts are paid. :thumb:

(Until you need something else...then bring up wiping baby butts...
06-07-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,634
Posted By Skipjacks

Check out the medallion around your neck. I think...

Check out the medallion around your neck. I think you'll find out it means you're worth more than you think.

The fancy car would be a nice upgrade from the Winnebago.
06-07-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By Skipjacks

I have selective OCD The amount I HAVE to do...

I have selective OCD

The amount I HAVE to do something is directly correlated to the amount of patience I have to deal with it at any given moment
06-07-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Skipjacks

This probably isn't helpful....but laughter is...

This probably isn't helpful....but laughter is the best medicine.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNxdaumU8AAzKOX.jpg
06-07-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By Skipjacks

I'll check that out later. I gotta...

I'll check that out later.

I gotta say...the mechanics forum is the best forum on Bikeforums.

I swear I could ask the proper number of chain links to make a chain for an obscure Italian bike...
06-07-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Skipjacks

On second thought...this. I found a bike in...

On second thought...this.

I found a bike in pretty decent shape in the trash pile. Brought it home and figured it'd be fun to fix up with my kid. Needed new pedals and new brake pads (were dry...
06-07-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By Skipjacks

I'll try to get some pics later. Do I care...

I'll try to get some pics later.

Do I care if it's offset? I've had the bike for 3 years. This is the first I've noticed it. And I only noticed it visually, not because it was riding weird. So do...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,671
Posted By Skipjacks

Where would you find the time? That's my...

Where would you find the time?

That's my biggest drawback to riding more. I have the legs. I don't have the time.
06-07-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,584
Posted By Skipjacks

This is the correct answer to the question. ...

This is the correct answer to the question.

It's bright enough for broad daylight....and from a mile away (no exaggeration) It's massively overpowered at night....but that is fine with me. I know...
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