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07-08-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,953
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
07-06-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,707
Posted By ted_major

You can run out of CO2, but you wonít run out of...

You can run out of CO2, but you wonít run out of air. Iíve helped others fix flats, and if I carried CO2, that would have left me unprepared if I had a flat afterwards.
06-19-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By ted_major

Dia-comp makes an 11-speed downtube shifter...

Dia-comp makes an 11-speed downtube shifter (https://velo-orange.com/collections/shifters-1/products/dia-compe-ene-11s-dt-shifters). That and a clamp-on shifter boss...
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...
04-26-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,888
Posted By ted_major

Itís also much easier (and cheaper) to replace a...

Itís also much easier (and cheaper) to replace a seat post than a top tube.
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...
Forum: Touring
02-13-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,531
Posted By ted_major

If you set them up with a little more slack to...

If you set them up with a little more slack to make it easier to get the noodle off, you can use the inline barrel adjuster to take up the slack so you have good brake performance and easy wheel...
01-22-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By ted_major

Rene Herse has a bulb that sounds like what...

Rene Herse has a bulb that sounds like what youíre looking for (https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/equipment/lights/led-retrofit-bulb/).
Forum: Touring
01-22-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,531
Posted By ted_major

Handsome XOXO...

Handsome XOXO (https://handsomecycles.com/collections/xoxo)?
12-30-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By ted_major

The powdery white stuff around the spoke hole. It...

The powdery white stuff around the spoke hole. It looks kind of like what happens when an old alkaline battery leaks inside a transistor radio.

Iím inclined to clean up and move on, but curious...
12-30-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By ted_major

Corrosion under rim tape

I was just taking apart a front wheel to rebuild with a hub dynamo, and found what looks like powdery white corrosion around one of the spoke holes:...
11-20-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,078
Posted By ted_major

This looks like the best advice in the thread....

This looks like the best advice in the thread. Iíve used Roger Mussonís wheel building ebook and found it reasonably priced and easy to follow. (In fact, Iím just about to lace up a pair of wheels...
11-15-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,243
Posted By ted_major

Yes, that's what I was trying to describe. Thanks...

Yes, that's what I was trying to describe. Thanks for the assist.
11-15-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,243
Posted By ted_major

Iíve used a large adjustable wrench to remove...

Iíve used a large adjustable wrench to remove crown races. Adjust so it sits on the front and back of the crown race and tap gently, that way youíre pushing on both sides and it comes off straight....
11-08-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By ted_major

In the end, I've decided that pdlamb has some of...

In the end, I've decided that pdlamb has some of the best advice in the thread. As my wife pointed out, "Go ahead and try that if you want, but in the end it probably won't work out right and you'll...
11-04-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By ted_major

You make a good point, and I have wondered how...

You make a good point, and I have wondered how much difference 4mm makes in the end. As a baby wheel builder, Iím still just following directions.

Musson said not to trust the mfr and to take my...
11-04-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By ted_major

I get that a probably wonít be able to tell any...

I get that a probably wonít be able to tell any difference on the rear wheel, but I have a feeling Iím not going to like the look of shiny new butted spokes on the front and black straight gauge on...
11-03-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By ted_major

I've considered that option, but rim availability...

I've considered that option, but rim availability seems pretty spotty these days. Any recommendations for an available, reasonably-priced 32-hole 650b disc rim for 42-47mm tires?

Using new rims...
11-02-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,070
Posted By ted_major

Oops. Should have specified: iPhone.

Oops. Should have specified: iPhone.
11-02-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By ted_major

Re-spoking questions

I'm about to upgrade to a generator lighting system which will obviously necessitate wheelbuilding. This isn't my first set of wheels, so that's not my question. Roger Musson's book got me through...
11-02-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,070
Posted By ted_major

Road ID app alternatives

I'm not sure this is the right forum, but my question is at least tangentially related to electronics, as you can't run software without hardware, so here goes...

I've been using the Road ID app...
10-19-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By ted_major

How about a milk crate or some other basket?

How about a milk crate or some other basket?
07-27-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By ted_major

Are you using compressionless housing? If not,...

Are you using compressionless housing? If not, that alone will noticeably firm up the lever.
07-21-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,018
Posted By ted_major

Jobst Brandtís book is really great for...

Jobst Brandtís book is really great for understanding how bicycle wheels work, but as a novice wheel builder, I found Roger Mussonís book (https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php) more...
07-06-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,168
Posted By ted_major

While diminution in value is a recognizable legal...

While diminution in value is a recognizable legal injury, it doesnít mean new $40k car for $1200 in damages. It means that the owner of the car gets $1200 for the repair plus whatever the amount of...
06-23-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By ted_major

If youíre looking for a more comfortable upright...

If youíre looking for a more comfortable upright riding position, you might consider a Jones bike. (https://www.jonesbikes.com/)

Theyíre out of stock right now, but it looks like they have more on...
06-15-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,572
Posted By ted_major

I have a set as well, close to 10 years old. Nice...

I have a set as well, close to 10 years old. Nice even spoke tension, still true after all these years and Iíve never touched them with a spoke wrench. Best purchase I ever made for that bike.
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...
05-09-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,957
Posted By ted_major

VeloCity Cycles....

VeloCity Cycles. (https://www.velocity-cycles.com/)
05-01-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,719
Posted By ted_major

Right. And if the same volume in an insulated...

Right. And if the same volume in an insulated bottle requires a larger size, then an insulated bottle of the same size will have a smaller volume.

For me, the difference isnít enough to matter,...
05-01-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By ted_major

Latex tubes don't hold air as well as butyl...

Latex tubes don't hold air as well as butyl rubber and will slowly leak pressure through the latex skin of the inner tube. They need to be topped up more often than the more typical rubber tubes,...
05-01-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,719
Posted By ted_major

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/insulatedwaterbottle_30a63978927e39eb2471a4737a7e4b8a71749a82.jpg
two water bottles, one insulated, one uninsulated
Pictured above...
03-20-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,363
Posted By ted_major

Iím going to respectfully disagree here. My...

Iím going to respectfully disagree here. My regular running route puts me on the left sidewalk, and I have to be very careful about cross-street motorists turning right who donít bother to look right...
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.
02-16-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,768
Posted By ted_major

I canít speak for other jurisdictions, but in...

I canít speak for other jurisdictions, but in Alabama, itís ďtraining,Ē ďtesting,Ē and licensing. I have a motorcycle endorsement on my license, and all it required was skimming a ďrules of the roadĒ...
01-26-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,931
Posted By ted_major

Reminds me of the time my neighbor shipped a...

Reminds me of the time my neighbor shipped a Dutch bike back from Europe. He packed it himself, and when it wouldnít fit in the bike box, he cut off a corner for the handlebars to stick out of and...
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...
12-01-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,595
Posted By ted_major

I interviewed for a job selling white van...

I interviewed for a job selling white van speakers around 1989 in Charlotte, NC. Drive around, tell a bogus story like the ones above, and sell overpriced crappy speakers at a ďdiscount.Ē
11-27-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,681
Posted By ted_major

Book recommendation

Sam Tracyís Bicycle! (https://www.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=500) is worth looking at. Itís focused more on practicality and keeping older bikes on the road than keeping up with the...
11-24-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,009
Posted By ted_major

Photochromic lenses donít change very fast, so...

Photochromic lenses donít change very fast, so they arenít helpful for going in and out of shadows, but they can be useful for leaving when itís dark and adjusting as the sun comes up (or leaving in...
11-15-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,275
Posted By ted_major

The alloy versions had a QR fork, not a thru...

The alloy versions had a QR fork, not a thru axle. The taper is also 1-1/4 to 1-1/8, which I understand is a little unusual. Definitely worth contacting GT to avoid potential fit problems.
11-13-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By ted_major

You can also use this stem comparison tool...

You can also use this stem comparison tool (http://www.yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php) to visualize how different stem angles and lengths will affect reach and height.
10-13-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By ted_major

Both derailers and shifters have a pull ratio...

Both derailers and shifters have a pull ratio (the ratio between how much the cable moves and how much the derailer moves). The indexing is built into the shifter (that is, the number of clicks and...
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, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,954
Posted By ted_major

I think after cutting off the cable end to pull...

I think after cutting off the cable end to pull the old cable out, youíll have a hard time re-threading the old cable through the housing without fraying. You may also have a hard time pulling the...
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...
07-19-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By ted_major

If you choose to melt the wax in a pie pan in a...

If you choose to melt the wax in a pie pan in a 200F oven, be sure to put a baking sheet under the pie pan. Otherwise youíre liable to slosh some molten wax onto the bottom of the oven. Even after...
07-16-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,850
Posted By ted_major

I, too, have an oblong head,* and the most recent...

I, too, have an oblong head,* and the most recent helmet Iíve bought that fit well was a Giro Aeon. (Also light, and lots of ventilation.) I tried a POC helmet, and it was painfully round on my...
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