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08-07-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,164
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've had a Zefal HP frame pump on my Fuji since...

I've had a Zefal HP frame pump on my Fuji since 1976. Well, technically I'm on my third one since the first two got bent bashing bad doggie noggins... But this current one is from 1979! Still works...
08-07-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 368
Posted By fietsbob

Keyboarding?

Keyboarding?
08-07-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By Iride01

Having upgraded old vintage bikes with new group...

Having upgraded old vintage bikes with new group sets myself, I'd say save your money and just maintain and fix what you currently have. While doing that, continue to add money to that $1000 you...
08-07-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 368
Posted By BobbyG

SVTNate It could be your neck. Back in 2010 I...

SVTNate It could be your neck. Back in 2010 I developed a bulging disk on the left side of my neck. But I felt it in my left arm. When the physician touched the side of my neck, it felt as if he...
08-05-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 497
Posted By DeadGrandpa

There is a non-deet mosquito repellent called...

There is a non-deet mosquito repellent called REPEL, available at Walmart and Target, that works pretty well against mosquitoes and somewhat against the biting flies. It's made with lemon and...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By kellichou

New Commuter!

I've been commuting to work the past 3 years, but now with my kiddo going to a new school, I'll be taking drop-off instead of pick-up. Before I had my hybrid bike with panniers, and I would just ride...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By sweeks

This may seem ... odd, but you *could* consider...

This may seem ... odd, but you *could* consider This Bike (https://www.strida.com/product/strida-c1/). I had a Strida 2 as my first folding bike about 18 years ago. Though it eventually wasn't up to...
07-29-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By OldTryGuy

Preparing to leave the house in 30 minutes for...

Preparing to leave the house in 30 minutes for another "overnight 100 miler" and the lights are plugged in topping off. As soon as I am done with the ride they will be plugged in to top off and then...
07-29-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,046
Posted By cyccommute

Not really...especially on modern bicycles with...

Not really...especially on modern bicycles with sealed bearings. The GCN guys did a test with a power washer where then directed the spray right at the bearings for 5 minutes and saw no penetration....
07-29-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,947
Posted By Pop N Wood

Not a popular choice on this site but you...

Not a popular choice on this site but you shouldn't need padded shorts at all. Never worn them, never will, never lubed my arse for any reason.

If you are missing a layer of skin than that says...
07-28-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,046
Posted By Unca_Sam

A damp rag, a spray bottle, and a hard floor?...

A damp rag, a spray bottle, and a hard floor? Wipe the chain with a rag to get the dirty lube. Maybe the chain rings and jockey wheels too?
Don't over think it.
07-28-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,912
Posted By Trakhak

Oddly enough, you can always change your mind.

Oddly enough, you can always change your mind.
07-28-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,912
Posted By FiftySix

I'll tell ya what I like about reflectors besides...

I'll tell ya what I like about reflectors besides the fact they light up your bike more when struck by other vehicle lights. They are reassuring when your USB charged lighting system gives you the...
07-27-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,912
Posted By FiftySix

Shhhh. You're describing my daylight dedicated...

Shhhh. You're describing my daylight dedicated cruising bike. :lol:
07-26-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 650
Posted By Retro Grouch

So the top stem bolt isn't clamping against...

So the top stem bolt isn't clamping against anything. Not something I'd do.
07-25-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,222
Posted By cb400bill

I'm not sure how I could get down to only four...

I'm not sure how I could get down to only four...
07-25-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I had one of these for a couple years. It's...

I had one of these for a couple years. It's actually a fairly nice frame.

The threading will be standard English. In the past, when one of my bikes had a damaged cup, I was able to just pull a...
07-25-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By dsbrantjr

Many people, myself included, would probably just...

Many people, myself included, would probably just swap in a Shimano BB-UN55 or BB-UN26 cartridge bottom bracket of the appropriate length.
Forum: Commuting
07-23-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By flangehead

Mostly ditto of Gresp15Cs post. A few variances:...

Mostly ditto of Gresp15Cs post. A few variances:

What are the characteristics/ qualities of the bike that you use for transportation?
I use a touring bike without a chain guard. I bind my pants...
07-20-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,424
Posted By cyccommute

In that bike you have all the tools you need to...

In that bike you have all the tools you need to learn how to deal with any pothole youd encounter on a road way. Take the bike out and ride it like it is designed to be ridden...i.e. on dirt,...
07-20-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By Darth Lefty

I should say that the medicine that I'm on since...

I should say that the medicine that I'm on since my heart surgery is a lot less powerful than the cocktail I was on before. Surgeries are never a return to baseline, they always have their...
07-19-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,378
Posted By GlennR

It just delays me 5-10 minutes

It just delays me 5-10 minutes
07-19-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,424
Posted By Retro Grouch

It is entirely possible to lock up the front...

It is entirely possible to lock up the front wheel of a bicycle by hard braking on dry pavement. I've personally seen it done. The result is an over the handlebar crash.

Bicycle component...
07-19-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By Chuckles1

My approach is much the same. Made my own chain...

My approach is much the same. Made my own chain whip and derailleur hanger tester/ straightener out of old junk in garage. Doubly satisfying every time I use them.
07-19-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By Retro Grouch

Special tools are nice to have when you need one....

Special tools are nice to have when you need one. The truth is that doesn't happen as often as you are probably imagining. You will be surprised at how much bike maintenance you can do with just a...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By scarlson

PSA about Shimano dynamo cones interchangeability

Just posting this for posterity, in case anyone else has this problem in the future and wants to search for answers.

I recently had a problem with my Shimano DH-3N30 hub, which I had gotten for...
07-18-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,526
Posted By DrIsotope

Of some things I can be sure: I ride more miles,...

Of some things I can be sure: I ride more miles, every day, on roads potentially more dangerous than you do. I do not wheel out of the driveway full of trepidation or fear. By the same token, I do...
07-17-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By fietsbob

And there are 3 speed Sturmey Archer hubs that...

And there are 3 speed Sturmey Archer hubs that fit in narrow frame.. internal multi speed with a single cog on it..
07-16-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,465
Posted By boilermaker1

That's because modern automatic shifting...

That's because modern automatic shifting transmissions provide better performance than manuals. Many super performance cars don't offer manuals.
07-15-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,465
Posted By rydabent

I fully believe that disc brakes are the way to...

I fully believe that disc brakes are the way to go. However as a mechanical tech, I also believe that hydraulic brakes are a complicated over kill. Those that have them talk about feel and...
07-12-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,293
Posted By dedhed

Personally I'd rather take my chances with my own...

Personally I'd rather take my chances with my own experience and knowledge than having some 20 something at the LBS who's never seen a threaded headset attempting to run the die over it. From the...
07-12-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,380
Posted By kirby999

Single Speed Sunday! Went out this morning for...

Single Speed Sunday!
Went out this morning for a Cruise on my Matt bark Electra Cruiser 1 .
Made it seven miles avoiding neighbors , especially those walking their dogs . ...
07-10-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By TejanoTrackie

If you remove from the rear, you should first cut...

If you remove from the rear, you should first cut off the portion in the front that has a lot of boogered up threads.
07-10-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By frankenmike

It appears that the rear facing end of the screw...

It appears that the rear facing end of the screw is bent. I would figure out a way to remove towards the rear if possible, using methods described above.
07-10-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,689
Posted By AlmostTrick

Slower cyclists are more dedicated... it takes...

Slower cyclists are more dedicated... it takes them longer to get there. :)
07-10-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,775
Posted By fietsbob

Eklind tool company makes folding tools... I have...

Eklind tool company makes folding tools... I have 2 for allen* & 2 for Torx..

*1 fractional ,1 metric set.

http://www.eklindtool.com/
07-09-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
Posted By BillyD

What if he just likes the color combination? Or...

What if he just likes the color combination? Or what if he just wants to emulate the current champion?

I know how the yellow jersey thing has been beat to death, but is it the same deal with...
07-09-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 676
Posted By JohnDThompson

What benefit do you hope to gain with a lower...

What benefit do you hope to gain with a lower spoke count? The advantage of low spoke counts is primarily aerodynamic, and the degree of benefit increases with higher average speed. If you're a...
07-09-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,775
Posted By Trevtassie

Automated assembly is easier with torx.

Automated assembly is easier with torx.
07-08-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,049
Posted By cyccommute

A custom aluminum frame would actually cost a lot...

A custom aluminum frame would actually cost a lot more than a custom steel frame. While aluminum is fairly cheap to anneal on a large scale, An individual frame maker would have to anneal the frames...
07-07-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,724
Posted By Trakhak

I was joking. There are at least 10...

I was joking. There are at least 10 non-interchangeable 26" tire sizes; e.g., 26 x 1.75 and 26 x 1 3/4 are not interchangeable.
07-06-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,724
Posted By JohnDThompson

You know what they say about "standards:" the...

You know what they say about "standards:" the best thing about them is that you have so many to choose from! :thumb:
07-05-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By dedhed

I'm sure Yellow Jersey in Arlington would also be...

I'm sure Yellow Jersey in Arlington would also be able to helicoil/tap those out.
07-05-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,204
Posted By sweeks

Except... those front wheels with a brake disc!...

Except... those front wheels with a brake disc! :innocent:
07-05-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,689
Posted By General Geoff

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclist...

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclist?src=search-dict-box


Using a bicycle as a conveyance does, in fact, instantly make you a cyclist.
07-04-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,204
Posted By sweeks

Even easier, I'd say (based on my limited...

Even easier, I'd say (based on my limited experience) because no dishing is required as would be for a wheel with a cassette or freewheel. :-)
07-04-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,204
Posted By ericoseveins

Shops in DC are really busy right now. In normal...

Shops in DC are really busy right now. In normal times this would be the perfect project to take on at your local bike co-op and we're lucky to have a lot of them. But the Bike House in Petworth...
07-03-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,588
Posted By branko_76

It's never a bad time to buy a bike...

It's never a bad time to buy a bike...
06-30-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By Iride01

You could just commit to riding two or three...

You could just commit to riding two or three hundred miles a week and you'll probably need the new tires before Fall or at least before Winter. Then proper storage won't be a big deal.<grin>
06-30-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By dsbrantjr

I store tires hung over a curved garden hose...

I store tires hung over a curved garden hose hanger and covered with a black plastic garbage bag.
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