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03-24-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,430
Posted By dscheidt

The most common mistakes I see, when I've watched...

The most common mistakes I see, when I've watched people try and fail to repair a tube are not sufficiently abrading the area around the puncture and not letting the glue dry.

Despite common...
01-10-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By dscheidt

20% of full range is part of one of the specs...

20% of full range is part of one of the specs that everyone follows. so even if the tool is better than that (and many are), the calibration cert won't say so. If you really need that range, you...
12-27-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By dscheidt

Most of the time, there's no need to do anything....

Most of the time, there's no need to do anything. The hole through the tire is mall, and the inflated tread is under compression, which forces the hole closed. If the hole is bigger, the tire is...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 884
Posted By dscheidt

For real. That's probably really 2.5 sets, but...

For real. That's probably really 2.5 sets, but still, I eat brakes in the winter. The hy-rds were much better, which did make wonder if it was someting about the BB7 maybe in combination with my...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 884
Posted By dscheidt

Riding the bike in Chicago winter. Salt, mud,...

Riding the bike in Chicago winter. Salt, mud, sand. Eats pads. I'd eat three pairs of pads a winter. city traffic, lots of braking. and the road bb7s don't have much room for pad wear before...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 884
Posted By dscheidt

Riding the bike in Chicago winter. Salt, mud,...

Riding the bike in Chicago winter. Salt, mud, sand. Eats pads. I'd eat three pairs of pads a winter. city traffic, lots of braking. and the road bb7s don't have much room for pad wear before...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 884
Posted By dscheidt

I got rid of my front BB7 after the second...

I got rid of my front BB7 after the second winter. I got sick of adjusting the pads every week (only about 25 miles!) in the heart of winter, and of having to totally rebuild the thing every spring....
10-09-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,434
Posted By dscheidt

the last time I looked, the SDS for the glue in...

the last time I looked, the SDS for the glue in the slime patch kits said it contained cyclohexylamine, which is a vulcanizing accelerator, and more importantly an activator for most of the zinc...
10-07-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,122
Posted By dscheidt

Proper preload makes sure the bearings stay...

Proper preload makes sure the bearings stay loaded, and spreads the load over as many bearing balls as possible. With insufficient preload, load is concentrated on a single element (a ball bearing...
09-21-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,434
Posted By dscheidt

Patches can go bad. We had a bunch (boxes and...

Patches can go bad. We had a bunch (boxes and boxes, all from the same batch) that were bad, they'd been stored improperly, and exposed to high enough temperatures to set off the vulcanizing...
09-20-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,434
Posted By dscheidt

I buy Rema F1 patches in boxes of 100. That way,...

I buy Rema F1 patches in boxes of 100. That way, they cost about 15 cents a pop. There are seven or eight there, so $1.20 in patches, and maybe 30 cents in cement (which I buy in 8 oz cans). $1.50 is...
09-20-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,434
Posted By dscheidt

No, that's fixing a two or three inch tear in the...

No, that's fixing a two or three inch tear in the tube.
09-19-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,434
Posted By dscheidt

that's because they sell to people who won't (or...

that's because they sell to people who won't (or can't) patch a tube, and just buy a new one. And, of course, they employ idiots, who only know what the store has, because that's who works in bike...
09-10-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,434
Posted By dscheidt

The can I have in my bike tool box says I opened...

The can I have in my bike tool box says I opened it in july of 2012. Sill good, as of a couple weeks ago.
09-03-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By dscheidt

My guess is you can pry the cover off the front...

My guess is you can pry the cover off the front of the wheel, so you can put a wrench on the head of the bolt.
06-17-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By dscheidt

Park's hex and torx keys are made by Bondhus, who...

Park's hex and torx keys are made by Bondhus, who make world class tools. They're up to serious use.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,328
Posted By dscheidt

Tubes last until they catastrophically fail,...

Tubes last until they catastrophically fail, usually by having the valve stem tear out, or by horrible installation. Until about five years ago, one of the ones in my rotation was made when Nixon...
10-09-17, 04:56 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 16,655
Posted By dscheidt

Never had that problem on either the Sanyo or the...

Never had that problem on either the Sanyo or the Shimano hubs I have.
10-09-17, 06:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 16,655
Posted By dscheidt

On the other hand, he wouldn't bring me out of...

On the other hand, he wouldn't bring me out of the woodwork if he did that. I've got an H27. Had it for six years now. Works fine. It's only got about 5K miles on it though, in all sorts of...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By dscheidt

It's a Yepp child seat, probably using the...

It's a Yepp child seat, probably using the easyfit carrier XL, which they do not sell in the US. (And retailers aren't supposed to ship it here, but I don't know if anyone really cares. ) IT mounts...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,029
Posted By dscheidt

Trailers suck in city traffic.

Trailers suck in city traffic.
Forum: Commuting
01-17-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,608
Posted By dscheidt

The goal is to get a brake that works in the wet....

The goal is to get a brake that works in the wet. Not one that works poorly in all weathers.
12-29-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By dscheidt

rims from before the deep section aero wheel were...

rims from before the deep section aero wheel were built with strong enough rim holes, and were floppy enough that they'd taco before reaching the limits of the spoke. So tensioning them as tight as...
Forum: Commuting
12-27-15, 11:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,469
Posted By dscheidt

Carbide studs will do a number on wood floors. ...

Carbide studs will do a number on wood floors. If you care about the finish, don't roll them around.
Forum: Commuting
12-27-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,469
Posted By dscheidt

I put the tires on the bike, added air, and rode...

I put the tires on the bike, added air, and rode it. That's what tires are for. I'm not an aggressive rider, I don't corner hard, I don't skid to break. If the maker can't install studs properly,...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 12,317
Posted By dscheidt

The ground being cold enough to freeze water...

The ground being cold enough to freeze water while the air temperature is above (sometimes well above) freezing is a regular occurrence in the midwest, the upper great plains, and the northeast. ...
12-23-15, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,983
Posted By dscheidt

Tubes don't die of old age, at least not until...

Tubes don't die of old age, at least not until the valve falls off.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-15, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,677
Posted By dscheidt

There's actually a standard for having holes in...

There's actually a standard for having holes in the chain stay to mount a kickstand to.

I've got some adjustable thing that fits, barely, on my bike with a 140 mm rotor. It came from a bike...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By dscheidt

so it's tool to ensure your brakes *aren't*...

so it's tool to ensure your brakes *aren't* centered? Don't think I need to pay for that...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,242
Posted By dscheidt

How to deal with a dynohub, in three easy steps. ...

How to deal with a dynohub, in three easy steps.

1) obtain wheel and lights
2) Install wheel and lights.
3) Ride bike, enjoy being able to see in dark.

Repeat step 3 as many times and as...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,242
Posted By dscheidt

The author of that site makes money selling crap...

The author of that site makes money selling crap chinese flashlights as bike lights. It's about as unbiased as Tom Brady's opinion of the patriots.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,014
Posted By dscheidt

I never ride after the end of december.

I never ride after the end of december.
Forum: Commuting
11-18-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,242
Posted By dscheidt

You want a good shmino dynoub (or a son) this:...

You want a good shmino dynoub (or a son)
this: Busch + Müller Lumotec LUXOS B LED headlight | Front Lights Shop...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,288
Posted By dscheidt

A rider in a group I used to ride with was pretty...

A rider in a group I used to ride with was pretty seriously injured when he was attacked by a dog. Not so much by the dog, but from the fall. The dog was one of a pack owned by a redneck that...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,469
Posted By dscheidt

Mine shed 30% of their studs in the first winter....

Mine shed 30% of their studs in the first winter. Schlwabe (both schwalbe north america and germany) ignored my inquiry if that was expected behavior, which tells me it either is, or they don't...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 31,287
Posted By dscheidt

Like I said, anyone who cares about time is using...

Like I said, anyone who cares about time is using a quartz watch. A two buck gas station watch is accurate to a second a year.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 31,287
Posted By dscheidt

As art, not as timepieces. Anyone who cares...

As art, not as timepieces. Anyone who cares about knowing what time it is has a quartz watch or network synced clock.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-15, 02:56 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 31,287
Posted By dscheidt

I can't tell if you're serious or not, but the...

I can't tell if you're serious or not, but the answer is a lot. Several horsepower on many cars.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-15, 02:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,540
Posted By dscheidt

The other day, I was driving. As I sat at a...

The other day, I was driving. As I sat at a light, I was looking at my right hand mirror, watching bikes pass me on my right. A recumbent went by, which I totally failed to see in the mirror, and...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-15, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,431
Posted By dscheidt

They're all crap. Get proper lights, and people...

They're all crap. Get proper lights, and people will see you, and you'll be able to see. valve stem lights are ninjas.
09-06-15, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,250
Posted By dscheidt

studs aren't any worse than knobby tires on dry...

studs aren't any worse than knobby tires on dry or just wet pavement. And most places, predicting whether you'll have dry, wet, or ice the entire commute, both ways, is pretty well impossible.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-15, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,677
Posted By dscheidt

If you have only one studded tire, it goes in...

If you have only one studded tire, it goes in front, because it makes it possible to steer and stop.

But having only one studded tire is not a good plan. You want a studded tire in the rear, too,...
08-25-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,414
Posted By dscheidt

Walgreen's says I can buy it at the store in...

Walgreen's says I can buy it at the store in Santa Monica blvd in west hollywood. (closest store to the only california zip code I can ever remember.)

The original purpose of talc, or French...
08-24-15, 10:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,414
Posted By dscheidt

If you read the labels, you can easily find...

If you read the labels, you can easily find talcum based powders at the drug store. The health risks of talc, other than breathing the sort that has asbestos in it (common to find asbestos in...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,461
Posted By dscheidt

Never. I may have when I installed the cables, I...

Never. I may have when I installed the cables, I may not have, I don't remember. But pad adjustment is via the knobs.
Forum: Commuting
08-23-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,461
Posted By dscheidt

I've never had two sets of pads sit in the brake...

I've never had two sets of pads sit in the brake the same way. When I've just replaced pads, they ended up like 472695 this. The previous set of pads in this brake wore out normally (which, given...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-15, 10:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,461
Posted By dscheidt

I replaced my front bb7 with a TRP HY/RD. I got...

I replaced my front bb7 with a TRP HY/RD. I got sick adjusting the bb7 every week in the winter, and annoyed with having to remount the brake every pad change, and the the front brake was corroded...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-15, 08:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,203
Posted By dscheidt

It's the way the human brain works. Over...

It's the way the human brain works. Over illuminate the near field, and your ability to see beyond the near field is reduced. But you think you can see better than you can. It's one of the reasons...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-15, 07:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,203
Posted By dscheidt

If you take a light with a conical beam -- which...

If you take a light with a conical beam -- which is what a flashlight is, and what most of the crappy Chinese crap sold as bicycle lights are -- and aim it so there is no light above the horizon,...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-15, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,611
Posted By dscheidt

I have 700X50 Continental cruise contact (or...

I have 700X50 Continental cruise contact (or something like that). I pump them to 30F and 40R, which works great. If I had 2.35 tires, I'd go lower.
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