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01-20-23, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Try inflating to 10 psi and massage the tire...

Try inflating to 10 psi and massage the tire until the witness lines are straight. Then add 10 more psi and massage again. After 10 more psi you should stop and check, but you'll probably be ok.
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01-17-23, 08:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,038
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Don't overthink this. Just grease your current...

Don't overthink this. Just grease your current bearings liberally with marine grease. A bit of water intrusion will not affect performance. If this is a multi day event, just plan on possibly having...
01-16-23, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I use KoolStop pads on all of my vintage bikes. ...

I use KoolStop pads on all of my vintage bikes. Inserts when they fit and their basic Continental pad when they don't. While KoolStop don't seem to make a direct replacement for DiaCompe, it looks...
01-15-23, 05:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,776
Posted By Moe Zhoost

1) Wear a strap secured by velcro. 2) Tuck the...

1) Wear a strap secured by velcro.
2) Tuck the pant leg into your sock
3) Roll your pant leg up past your chain ring.

I do #1 and sometimes #2. I see a lot of folks opting for #3. Whatever...
01-14-23, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 513
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Generally, I avoid mixing. I either use the...

Generally, I avoid mixing. I either use the existing balls or I replace them all.
01-13-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Bingo! ...

Bingo! ...
01-11-23, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Your bike is beautiful and a bargain at that...

Your bike is beautiful and a bargain at that price.

FYI - As of the the first of the year Velocals is no longer selling bike decals. I was lucky enough to get in a last minute order for the...
01-07-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,915
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Bag balm! ...

Bag balm!
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12-28-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 912
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The Sutherland's Handbook has a thorough...

The Sutherland's Handbook has a thorough discussion about interchangeability of BB components.
12-20-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's interesting that small things like this can...

It's interesting that small things like this can irritate us so much, I have a cyclometer that measures speed in kmh only, despite what the manual says. I've learned to compensate for it, but still...
12-16-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm still wavering about whether to spend the...

I'm still wavering about whether to spend the money on the conversion, but if I do, I'll do a post about the process.
12-14-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Your tires should be marked with the size. The...

Your tires should be marked with the size. The Swytch kit comes with a complete wheel so it's important that you get the same size as the original. Most of the folders come with 406 wheels but I've...
12-13-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Moe Zhoost

So I thought I had posted a followup but it's not...

So I thought I had posted a followup but it's not here so I guess I forgot to hit the post button. My experiment with my wife's bike (with TSDZ2 motor) was enlightening. On my test hill a 30 inch...
12-13-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By Moe Zhoost

How would you describe the noise? In my...

How would you describe the noise? In my experience, many sounds are incorrectly attributed to the BB. It sounds like the shop fixed it twice; what exactly did they do? Did they describe what they...
12-12-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 678
Posted By Moe Zhoost

At the limit. I'd opt for a link-pair longer.

At the limit. I'd opt for a link-pair longer.
12-12-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By Moe Zhoost

One of the nicer jobs I've seen, but how much...

One of the nicer jobs I've seen, but how much weight did he actually subtract? The article says that the bike is under 7 kg, but nothing about what it was when it was unholy.
12-06-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,212
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Well, well, my thread has progressed in a way...

Well, well, my thread has progressed in a way that has not disappointed. My simple quality control example has morphed, through inventive assumptions, into a treatise on the economics of...
12-03-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Seems to work for me Edit: Posted before I...

Seems to work for me

Edit: Posted before I read to the bottom of the thread. Glad you figured it out.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,010
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Bingo! It's hard to figure out what's what in...

Bingo! It's hard to figure out what's what in that photo. Could you strip off the stuff that is irrelevant and take additional pictures?

Oh, I took another look. It appears that you added all...
11-30-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,449
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have one of those pixilated thingees on my...

I have one of those pixilated thingees on my handlebars too. I get a lot of comments as well as queries about where others can buy them. Mine's custom made though.
11-30-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By Moe Zhoost

As promised here are some pics: This is the...

As promised here are some pics:

This is the tubing I use. It has an OD of 1" and a wall thickness of 1/16". Shown on end of handlebar to show the fit. It slides on easily but is not too loose....
11-29-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I was able to acquire some thin wall tubing with...

I was able to acquire some thin wall tubing with an inside diameter the same as the outside diameter of a standard handlebar. To make the grip, I drilled a hole in the wood blank to fit the outside...
11-28-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Is it important that you have the same species of...

Is it important that you have the same species of wood? If so you might avail yourself of the Forestry folks at the U of Alberta. They may be able to identify the wood microscopically by taking a...
11-28-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Moe Zhoost

8 speed (actually 6-7-8) chains are 3/32". 9...

8 speed (actually 6-7-8) chains are 3/32". 9 speed chains are slightly narrower at 11/128", which probably would work but may be a tight fit for your cog. 8 speed chains are cheaper and just as...
11-24-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By Moe Zhoost

No, it's so you don't completely lacerate your...

No, it's so you don't completely lacerate your knuckles on the chainring when the pedal breaks free.
11-23-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I agree completely about the torque sensing...

I agree completely about the torque sensing systems. I used Bafang as an example because folks seem more familiar with it. The one I plan to use is the TSDZ2 with torque sensor. I installed one on...
11-21-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, perhaps this is reasonable: ...

Yes, perhaps this is reasonable:


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Forum: Commuting
11-21-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Heavy phone traffic. Sometimes you're on hold...

Heavy phone traffic. Sometimes you're on hold for a long time.
11-16-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Those have French threading. You should be able...

Those have French threading. You should be able to verify this with a digital caliper and thread gauge. The most common threading is 9/16" x 20 tpi, which is a tiny bit bigger in diameter with a...
11-16-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,003
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yeah, I screw the thing on probably too much. It...

Yeah, I screw the thing on probably too much. It seems to seal with just a few twists, but I tend to go until I feel some resistance. Same tendency probably affects the initial air leakage on a...
11-10-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,259
Posted By Moe Zhoost

For the described use $800 will buy a fine bike. ...

For the described use $800 will buy a fine bike. I'm not sure what the used market looks like these days, but that's an option for a good deal. A year or so ago, the shops in my town weren't...
11-10-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Moe Zhoost

A well-equipped bike shop will have a knurling...

A well-equipped bike shop will have a knurling tool (https://steintool.com/portfolio-items/knurling-tool/) that will make quick work of increasing the diameter of the seat to fit your race.
11-09-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Moe Zhoost

bikerosity57 Sounds like you may have gotten one....

bikerosity57 Sounds like you may have gotten one. I did check at my co-op today and was not able to find one.
11-06-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Everybody's definition of privacy is different. ...

Everybody's definition of privacy is different. Some folks just want to be anonymous. Requiring all users to provide location will either inhibit registration or result in a lot of 'incorrect'...
11-06-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It looks like plenty of clearance, but if not,...

It looks like plenty of clearance, but if not, you can resolve with a longer BB spindle. You'll have to think about that anyway to get the chainline right.
11-05-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,382
Posted By Moe Zhoost

In the last 10 years, I have not once been yelled...

In the last 10 years, I have not once been yelled at by a motorist. However, I have been yelled at by a fisherman to get out of his part of the lake.
11-03-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 749
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I prefer lights that use standard AAA batteries. ...

I prefer lights that use standard AAA batteries. I use the rechargeable Panasonic Eneloop cells with a smart charger. Carrying a spare set of batteries means that there are no worries about a dead...
11-01-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes you want to get it close as possible, but...

Yes you want to get it close as possible, but remember that with a multi-speed cog it will only be perfect if in the middle cog of an odd-numbered FW. Most chains will have no issue as long as...
11-01-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Those 145mm Peugeot spindles were pretty much the...

Those 145mm Peugeot spindles were pretty much the longest used for cottered cranks. There may be one in the old parts bin at our local co-op. I'd be happy to take a look, but I won't be able to do...
11-01-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,393
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've used Windows 10 for years but finally got...

I've used Windows 10 for years but finally got fed up with all of the stealthy updates and bloated programs that were hard to purge. I've always had Mint Linux as an alternate boot, but a year ago,...
10-31-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yep, that adjustable cup is out more than normal...

Yep, that adjustable cup is out more than normal (about 2mm, I'd say). You could run it that way, but the more elegant way would be to put 2mm worth of spacers under the fixed cup.

An OCD comment...
10-30-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,393
Posted By Moe Zhoost

When you have a few more posts to meet the...

When you have a few more posts to meet the anti-spam threshold, post some pictures. I'm partial to those old Raleighs.
Forum: Commuting
10-30-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,219
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Panniers are the way to go here. They will change...

Panniers are the way to go here. They will change the handling a bit, but since the weight is near the axle stability is good. When I commuted, I carried up to 40 lbs that way, distributing the...
10-29-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Have you disconnected the cable and then run the...

Have you disconnected the cable and then run the shifter up and down through the gears while keeping a bit of tension on the cable? If the shifter works ok while doing this, your problem is likely...
10-28-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,393
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Are you sure that you have a 10 x 1mm axle? ...

Are you sure that you have a 10 x 1mm axle? There is some chance that it could be 3/8" x 26 tpi. They are pretty close and some folks have attempted to force an incorrect cone or nut onto them. ...
10-28-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The Internationals of that vintage came with a...

The Internationals of that vintage came with a 14-24 5 speed freewheel, though the Professional models came with a 6 speed. I think any previous owner would have a hard time resisting the upgrade to...
10-27-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It is probable that your frame was originally...

It is probable that your frame was originally spaced at 120 so someone has cold-set it a bit wider. For your project, you may be able to add some spacers to the axle to fit 126, though this would...
10-24-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Agree, that's what I put on my Bianchi...

Agree, that's what I put on my Bianchi conversion. I was impressed by how well they worked.
10-24-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Moe Zhoost

You have more room at the chainstays than I would...

You have more room at the chainstays than I would have thought. I had to crimp the stays on a Bianchi frame that I converted, Of course I am using 42 mm tires. Your brake reach is just enough,...
10-20-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,255
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm curious about how this "increased engagement"...

I'm curious about how this "increased engagement" was measured. I do realize that format changes are sometimes an improvement, and also that they may take some time to get used to. However, I imagine...
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