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07-08-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 88
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Posted By ted_major

*raises hand* Not really old yet, but...

*raises hand*

Not really old yet, but getting there as fast as I canÖ
06-05-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By ted_major

My local century features Chik-Fil-A fried...

My local century features Chik-Fil-A fried chicken sandwiches at the next-to-last rest stop. I donít know how anyone eats fried chicken and then rides another 30 miles in late July when itís over...
02-24-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,569
Posted By ted_major

Nope, not mine. It's by Randall Munroe of XKCD....

Nope, not mine. It's by Randall Munroe of XKCD. (The image links to the source.)
02-24-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,569
Posted By ted_major

I can ride 45mphÖ

if you round:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/337x392/rounding_b194d2cc43908cdfa0f0659e5b07d58636cf4039.png (https://xkcd.com/2585)
"I've developed a novel propulsion system...
05-14-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,705
Posted By ted_major

Aside from the safety considerations, there are...

Aside from the safety considerations, there are legal issues that vary from state to state. Where I live, cyclists riding at dusk or in the dark are required to have a white light on the front and a...
02-22-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,825
Posted By ted_major

I really like the chainring bolts Iíve seen...

I really like the chainring bolts Iíve seen recently that have a hex socket on both halves. No need for a failure-prone specialty tool, fewer worries about loosening stuck bolts.
12-20-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,844
Posted By ted_major

As mack_turtle stated above, 47-622 is the ETRTO...

As mack_turtle stated above, 47-622 is the ETRTO standard size. Thereís another twist, though: ETRTO has specific allowable designations. Schwalbe has a list...
10-12-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By ted_major

I can confirm that Microshift brifters work with...

I can confirm that Microshift brifters work with Shimano mountain rear derailers but not mountain front derailers.

Another option is bar-end shifters. Those would also allow you to use long-pull...
09-30-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,653
Posted By ted_major

No. It slides into the receiver and is held tight...

No. It slides into the receiver and is held tight by an expander bolt. It does come with a Velcro safety strap to keep it from sliding out if the expander fails.
09-22-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,012
Posted By ted_major

I think the issue is your freehub, not your...

I think the issue is your freehub, not your derailleur. With a 34T or larger cog on the cassette, it can be offset to overhang the hub on a 10-speed freehub as Shimano does with mountain 11-speed...
06-14-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,002
Posted By ted_major

Stanford bike safety comic, 1975

Found via a thread over in bicycle mechanics, I thought this might be more appropriate over here: Sprocketman (https://archive.org/details/SprocketmanComicbook1975/mode/1up).

On the whole, it...
05-03-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,314
Posted By ted_major

Thatís true, but on the other hand, OP wants to...

Thatís true, but on the other hand, OP wants to switch from fixed to single speed, so theyíll need a chainwhip and lock ring spanner only once to remove the fixed cog.

It might make more sense to...
04-29-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,177
Posted By ted_major

You might also consider a more traditional drop...

You might also consider a more traditional drop bar with a longer reach than the compact ergo bars it looks like your bike came with. A traditional bar would leave the flats where they are now for...
04-29-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By ted_major

Thatís been my experience. I have one bike with...

Thatís been my experience. I have one bike with discs and quick releases, and I think maybe once Iíve been able to reinstall the front wheel without the brake rubbing. Just about every time the wheel...
04-11-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By ted_major

Have you looked at Rivendell...

Have you looked at Rivendell (https://www.rivbike.com/collections/cranks-bbs) or Rene Herse (https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/cranks/rh-double-crank/)?

Riv has a 42/30 crankset and...
07-15-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,874
Posted By ted_major

You can do that in Strava. From the Settings...

You can do that in Strava. From the Settings page, click the My Gear link on the left side menu. You can add a bike, and then once you add a bike, you can add components, and Strava will keep up with...
06-20-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,017
Posted By ted_major

I always find it interesting to see how...

I always find it interesting to see how widespread that euphemism is. I first came across it doing construction work in Alabama during the Ď80s.
06-04-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,386
Posted By ted_major

+1 on Mussonís book. I have both it and Jobst...

+1 on Mussonís book. I have both it and Jobst Brandtís, and I found Mussonís more useful as a stepwise set of instructions for how to build a set of wheels. Theyíre both good books and complement...
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