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01-28-23, 01:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,112
Posted By SkinGriz

Iíve never used disc brakes on a bicycle yet. ...

Iíve never used disc brakes on a bicycle yet.

But I remember riding a friends YZ250 20 years ago. He had a bigger front rotor and it definitely seemed to make a bigger difference than braided...
01-27-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 385
Posted By SkinGriz

I heard a statement once Iíll attempt to...

I heard a statement once Iíll attempt to paraphrase.

The narcissism of petty differences.

As to the rotor direction. I would bet it doesnít matter as long as it lines up with the caliper.
01-26-23, 12:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 886
Posted By SkinGriz

Whatever fabric covers military vehicle seats. ...

Whatever fabric covers military vehicle seats.

That stuff lasts forever.
01-26-23, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26,664
Views: 3,894,359
Posted By SkinGriz

My stepdad has a 53 Indian chief. He keeps...

My stepdad has a 53 Indian chief.

He keeps the 6 volt Lucas system on it for the same reason.

It has a hard time dealing with the headlight and the spark plugs at the same time.
01-26-23, 03:00 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,854
Posted By SkinGriz

One thing about pipe. Iíve used some pipe under a...

One thing about pipe. Iíve used some pipe under a lot of force the wrong way as a cheater on the end of a spud wrench. None of it ever split.

Iím not overwhelmingly convinced the seam in pipe...
01-24-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,854
Posted By SkinGriz

When I was a teenager I substituted a knock off...

When I was a teenager I substituted a knock off Tioga Comp 3 for the name brand tire.

Yes, I still remember the difference in weight and rolling resistance. It just felt dead.
01-24-23, 12:30 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,854
Posted By SkinGriz

A heavier bike will also have more rolling...

A heavier bike will also have more rolling resistance in the tires.
Because the bearings and tires have more rolling resistance, I would think the chain of the heavier bike would also have slightly...
01-23-23, 10:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 749
Posted By SkinGriz

Even at 2mm Iíd probably take a file to the pads...

Even at 2mm Iíd probably take a file to the pads where it might interfere with the tire. Or hold the pad stud by a pair of vice grips and take them to a bench grinder or angle grinder.
01-22-23, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,737,629
Posted By SkinGriz

Crazy, lignum vitae is used as a bearing for the...

Crazy, lignum vitae is used as a bearing for the propeller shafts of container ships.

Itís wood that doesnít float.
01-22-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By SkinGriz

Many US cities would use a 24.5% tax rate to...

Many US cities would use a 24.5% tax rate to bribe some MNC to build a factory in their townÖ then complain about wealth inequality the next election cycle.
01-22-23, 08:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,970
Posted By SkinGriz

So how can inflation happen without an increase...

So how can inflation happen without an increase in money supply?
01-21-23, 04:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,970
Posted By SkinGriz

So what is mostly responsible for inflation then?

So what is mostly responsible for inflation then?
01-21-23, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
Posted By SkinGriz

Structural steel beam to column connection works...

Structural steel beam to column connection works the same way. The bolt only is in shear when first connected. Afterwords itís tightened and the bolt and nut is basically a spring with the friction...
01-21-23, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By SkinGriz

If youíre looking to sell, send me a PM. Thank...

If youíre looking to sell, send me a PM. Thank you.
01-21-23, 10:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,970
Posted By SkinGriz

No. It is impossible to have almost everything...

No. It is impossible to have almost everything increase in cost without an increase in money supply.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V0tIOqU7m-c
01-21-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,970
Posted By SkinGriz

Love the Simpsons. ...

Love the Simpsons.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ_moQRYE7s
01-21-23, 10:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 854
Posted By SkinGriz

I thought urban UK was flooded with cameras to...

I thought urban UK was flooded with cameras to deter crime.
01-20-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,315
Posted By SkinGriz

Thanks. I saw it but one of the things I like...

Thanks.
I saw it but one of the things I like about it is it should be a 150$ bike.
Forum: Commuting
01-20-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,572
Views: 295,774
Posted By SkinGriz

Conduit pull string. I think.

Conduit pull string. I think.
01-19-23, 06:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,315
Posted By SkinGriz

Iíve looked into buying a little 500 bike. I...

Iíve looked into buying a little 500 bike. I donít know who to go through or if I have to be alumni or a student to get one.

The features look appealing. 1 1/8 headset. Aluminum frame. Ashtabula...
01-19-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By SkinGriz

Points taken and considered. Thank you.

Points taken and considered. Thank you.
01-19-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,315
Posted By SkinGriz

So thatís how rod brakes work? We had a B&S...

So thatís how rod brakes work? We had a B&S powered mini bike with a foot brake that pushed a steel plate against the back tire when I was around 10 or 11.


BTW, really cool bike. Thanks for...
01-19-23, 03:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,315
Posted By SkinGriz

This might be the wrong way of thinking about how...

This might be the wrong way of thinking about how these brakes work, but has anyone ever scuffed up the braking surface with something like 180 emery cloth or sandpaper? How would that change things?...
01-19-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,161
Posted By SkinGriz

https://theradavist.com/the-coaster-brake-challeng...

https://theradavist.com/the-coaster-brake-challenge-and-yall-thought-you-were-a-freak/

Not for these people.
01-19-23, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By SkinGriz

If the steering tube wall thickness is increased...

If the steering tube wall thickness is increased maybe I can tighten the quill like crazy and still avoid bulging the fork.
01-18-23, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By SkinGriz

Thank you.

Thank you.
01-18-23, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By SkinGriz

If I wanted to use a 1Ē fork do you think I can...

If I wanted to use a 1Ē fork do you think I can just drive out and replace the bearing races?

Thank you.
01-18-23, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By SkinGriz

21.1mm Schwinn stem questions

I have 2 bikes with 21.1mm stems.

So I donít need to drive the bearing cups outÖ

Is the head tube on an old Schwinn also a thinner ID? Or is the difference made up with different cups, cones,...
01-15-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
Posted By SkinGriz

So you did everything by the book (except...

So you did everything by the book (except avoiding the pothole) and your axle still snapped?

I donít think that proves or disproves anything.
01-14-23, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By SkinGriz

Built to last.

Built to last.
01-14-23, 02:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 796
Posted By SkinGriz

I was listening to a podcast interview of people...

I was listening to a podcast interview of people attempting to farm there.

One of the issues was they could never get uprooted weeds to die because the roots would never dry out.
01-14-23, 02:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 796
Posted By SkinGriz

I used to clean muddy work boots in the shower. ...

I used to clean muddy work boots in the shower.
Put them in front of a space heater to dry.
In the morning (when theyíre dry) apply gear oil to the leather.

So I think a space heater drys shoes...
01-11-23, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26,664
Views: 3,894,359
Posted By SkinGriz

How much do these weigh? What could they...

How much do these weigh?

What could they weigh with newer bars, crank arms, 559 alloy wheels, etc?

I understand low weight isnít the point, but sometimes understanding the possibilities helps...
01-11-23, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26,664
Views: 3,894,359
Posted By SkinGriz

Looks like a fun bike to ride. I like it.

Looks like a fun bike to ride.
I like it.
01-11-23, 01:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,479
Posted By SkinGriz

What if weíre all institutionalized? ...

What if weíre all institutionalized?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O6U25zUBsdQ
01-10-23, 05:46 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 23,403
Posted By SkinGriz

Thank you. ...

Thank you.

https://www.google.com/search?q=major+taylor+handlebar+stem&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
01-10-23, 03:46 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 23,403
Posted By SkinGriz

If I wanted to search it out, what term would I...

If I wanted to search it out, what term would I use for those adjustable length head stems?
01-10-23, 01:49 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,690
Posted By SkinGriz

Iíd like to try a tadpole. That said, even...

Iíd like to try a tadpole.

That said, even if I like it I donít see a recumbent as replacing any bike for what or why I ride bikes.
01-09-23, 11:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,749
Posted By SkinGriz

Looks fun. My wife has one thatís just...

Looks fun.

My wife has one thatís just sitting.

How much do you think it weighs?
01-09-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,884
Posted By SkinGriz

I donít know much about SD. But I definitely...

I donít know much about SD.
But I definitely want bigger tires around most working class LA neighborhoods.

PV? Beverly Hills? Probably get away with wrapping your rim in electrical tape.
01-09-23, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By SkinGriz

Thatís a really nice, sensible bike. I...

Thatís a really nice, sensible bike.

I havenít had a chrome bike since my RL340 got stolen when I was 15.

What frame is that?
01-09-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 419
Posted By SkinGriz

I built a Jax Rhapsody inspired cruiser. Itís not...

I built a Jax Rhapsody inspired cruiser. Itís not finished, I will start a thread on the cruiser section for it.
01-09-23, 02:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,241
Posted By SkinGriz

I think the pedal forward thing might be at a...

I think the pedal forward thing might be at a tipping point where someone might be better suited to a recumbent.

Other than that, I donít get beach cruiser hatred.

I have one with cheap MTB...
01-09-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By SkinGriz

The farthest Iíve ridden as an adult is 6 miles. ...

The farthest Iíve ridden as an adult is 6 miles.

Need to change that.
01-09-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By SkinGriz

I would think itís plausible that 2nd gear is...

I would think itís plausible that 2nd gear is more efficient than a rear derailleur.
01-09-23, 02:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By SkinGriz

Thank you all. I ended up using a bar end...

Thank you all.

I ended up using a bar end shifter. It came with the appropriate cable and cable housing.

For the hub end I ended up using the adapter that clamps the wire but has the barrel...
01-05-23, 11:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 419
Posted By SkinGriz

^ Bike tires are bias ply tires. You can get...

^ Bike tires are bias ply tires.
You can get away with almost anything as far as width goes. As long as it fits your frame and fork.
01-05-23, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By SkinGriz

Thatís a beautiful bike.

Thatís a beautiful bike.
01-01-23, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,773
Views: 372,357
Posted By SkinGriz

I think Griffith Park is the largest park in the...

I think Griffith Park is the largest park in the world within city limits. Something like that.
Forum: Commuting
12-30-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,112
Posted By SkinGriz

Sounds comfy if driving. Just make sure the...

Sounds comfy if driving. Just make sure the windows are adequately tinted.

Doesnít sound comfortable if bike riding.

That said, If Iím operating heavy equipment that has a closed cab Iíll drive...
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