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01-20-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I shudder when I have to deal with a kid's bike...

I shudder when I have to deal with a kid's bike chain guard when I'm rehabbing bikes at our local coop. They are like a spatial IQ test that challenges the best of us.

These bikes are designed...
01-20-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 248
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Buy a digital caliper and measure what you have. ...

Buy a digital caliper and measure what you have. These devices are inexpensive and answer a lot of questions. Typically bearing balls are 3/16" front and 1/4" rear, but some hubs don't follow this...
01-20-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I recall that there was some discussion about...

I recall that there was some discussion about this on BF a few years ago. Many here were negative on the concept because: 1) Motorists should pay attention and not hit cyclists, 2) Not wearing one...
01-19-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,588
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Seriously? It must be much different where you...

Seriously? It must be much different where you live. Around here most of the boomers that I've known are vibrantly active. It's the 30-40 year crowd that seems a bit sluggish.

Reaching 70 is...
01-19-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The 3 bike share companies in my community...

The 3 bike share companies in my community switched to e-scooters. I did see many folks using the bikes but I saw even more trashed bikes littering trails and empty lots.
01-19-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 530
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I commuted for many years with a 30+ years old...

I commuted for many years with a 30+ years old Blackburn aluminum rack and it performed wonderfully despite routinely carrying up to 40 lbs. Still in service, too. You get what you pay for.
01-19-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 732
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I've had a similar ambiguity with GPS vs. my...

I've had a similar ambiguity with GPS vs. my taffrail log.
01-19-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,588
Posted By Moe Zhoost

This is an "ageist" generalization for which you...

This is an "ageist" generalization for which you probably don't have supporting data. Most older people that I know (i.e. Boomers) ride non-assisted bikes. The 2 e-bike owners who I know personally...
01-17-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Article on Bike Share programs.

Why some bike shares work and others don't (https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210112-the-vast-bicycle-graveyards-of-china).
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01-17-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If the cyclist moved over to avoid the puddle...

If the cyclist moved over to avoid the puddle during your pass, he may not have known you were there. If this were the case, either he was oblivious or impaired. Did he have a mirror to gauge...
01-14-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Around the World on a Bicycle...

Around the World on a Bicycle (https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/5136/pg5136.html) by Thomas Stevens

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01-14-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Moe Zhoost

My first thought as well. Once you have it...

My first thought as well. Once you have it picked you can remove the battery, open the case, remove the locking pin assembly, and then take it to a locksmith for a new key.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, for those really cold days BarMitts or...

Yes, for those really cold days BarMitts or pogies work really well. They do look a bit dorky but they give you the real advantage of being able to wear lighter gloves, which are less restrictive. ...
01-08-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I skip stage 3. Denial never got me home yet.

I skip stage 3. Denial never got me home yet.
01-08-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Walk around your work area in bare feet. You'll...

Walk around your work area in bare feet. You'll find that wayward spring.
01-08-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have a Rockymounts Splitrail ...

I have a Rockymounts Splitrail (https://rockymounts.com/products/splitrail-ls.html)rack and it's worked out great for me after thousands of miles. I recommend that you visit the etrailer.com web...
01-08-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,981
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The OP hasn't visited BF since October. Perhaps...

The OP hasn't visited BF since October. Perhaps his trial didn't go well for him.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,257
Posted By Moe Zhoost

They come alive if they touch? Do they make...

They come alive if they touch? Do they make babies?
01-06-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Is this a Raleigh Twenty? I can imagine that...

Is this a Raleigh Twenty? I can imagine that non-use has resulted in the hinge freezing up a bit but that should not be a permanent thing. With judicious application of penetrant and mild heat, you...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-05-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Let us know how it turns out.

Let us know how it turns out.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,257
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Thanks. This allays my worry that multiple...

Thanks. This allays my worry that multiple hanging bikes would be bumping into each other.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,257
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Do you have any issue with the bikes rotating...

Do you have any issue with the bikes rotating around that single suspension? I've been considering this system.

Thanks
12-30-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,465
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Long presta valve stems on vintage rims.

Long presta valve stems on vintage rims.
12-30-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,589
Posted By Moe Zhoost

We had a number of robberies and assaults on our...

We had a number of robberies and assaults on our local rails-to-trails path a number of years ago. The City, in coordination with the police dept, set up a citizen's trail watch program that...
12-30-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,285
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I think there is quite a bit of crossover in...

I think there is quite a bit of crossover in sport especially where the sport's demands match up with the athlete's capabilities and capacities.

I do a lot of rowing both on the water and on my...
12-29-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,380
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'm glad this wasn't worse and hope you heal...

I'm glad this wasn't worse and hope you heal quickly. Bummer that the ERs are so busy with the pandemic that there is little comfort in visiting them for trauma. I had a similar crash a number of...
12-28-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 5,211
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I test as well by inflating and letting it sit...

I test as well by inflating and letting it sit for a day or two. I use Rema TipTop patches/glue and have found them to be totally reliable.
12-25-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,337
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Zombie thread, folks. OP hasn't visited for...

Zombie thread, folks. OP hasn't visited for quite a while. Feel free to discuss at length.
12-23-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I have employed this method many times to...

I have employed this method many times to evaluate a shifting problem. Most of the issues are related to the shifter.

OP: From the Sheldon Brown site...
12-22-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Doesn't drive me not sane. That sentence really...

Doesn't drive me not sane. That sentence really does not address his presence, only a condition: "absent without leave" (aka AWOL). In actual communication, you wouldn't phrase it in the present...
12-21-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, still not concise, though I read it as a...

Yes, still not concise, though I read it as a triple negative: "absence of" + "shall not" + "not permitted".

Sort of like: "Just because it's not on your schedule, it doesn't mean that you...
12-21-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By Moe Zhoost

That particular text has been corrected...

That particular text has been corrected (https://www.regulations.gov/contentStreamer?documentId=FHWA-2020-0001-0038&attachmentNumber=1&contentType=pdf). It's only in the proposed rule stage so they...
12-19-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Could you provide a link to this ebay item so...

Could you provide a link to this ebay item so that we can have a better idea about what you bought. It would be very helpful.

Thanks and welcome to BikeForums.
12-18-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Look here...

Look here...
12-15-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By Moe Zhoost

A few swipes with a flat file (which hits only...

A few swipes with a flat file (which hits only the high spots) should even it out. I don't need to see the point in polishing with wet/dry because the road grit on your brake pads will do it for you.
12-13-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Moe Zhoost

How well does the stack height of your VO headset...

How well does the stack height of your VO headset match the fork length? Perhaps you have a situation where the lock nut is not engaging a sufficient number of threads.
12-11-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By Moe Zhoost

You should be fine using an existing chainring...

You should be fine using an existing chainring but there are 2 issues to consider: 1) the chain-line on a triple is probably aligned with the center ring. You should check this first to verify. If...
12-10-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,642
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Rumble strips to alert a distracted driver, but...

Rumble strips to alert a distracted driver, but at 75 mph (the speed limit), can a driver react in time? The thing that bothers me is that the picture shows at least a half-mile of visibility so the...
12-10-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The website for that bike manufacturer does not...

The website for that bike manufacturer does not have any real support literature available, nor does it have pictures with battery details. Perhaps you have an owner's manual with better info. What...
12-08-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2,773
Views: 296,933
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I agree, well worth watching.

I agree, well worth watching.
12-08-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Nope, this is not at all hyperbolic. I flew over...

Nope, this is not at all hyperbolic. I flew over the bars when a small branch got lodged between tire and fender. ESGE fenders (now SKS) and 32mm tires. Fender folded up completely and had to be...
12-07-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Is it possible that there is too much slop...

Is it possible that there is too much slop between the two parts that sandwich the spring? If so, perhaps a shim under the c-clip might help.
12-06-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'd drill a small hole in the end and then thread...

I'd drill a small hole in the end and then thread in a long screw fashioned as a puller: washer to butt against the lever body and a nut to turn down against it to pull on the embedded screw shaft. ...
12-05-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I'd venture to say that any chain tool would work...

I'd venture to say that any chain tool would work as long as the tool pin is of the correct diameter and in use it is aligned with the chain pin. Some of the cheaper tools may need a bit of fettling...
12-04-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Interesting discussion. My initial mulling on...

Interesting discussion. My initial mulling on this tells me that your prediction of "disaster" is overstated, but having no experience with losing a pin, I really don't know. Dropping a chain with...
12-04-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Hubs and pedals always seem to be a bit tight and...

Hubs and pedals always seem to be a bit tight and need some adjustment.
12-02-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By Moe Zhoost

26x1.5 or 26x1-1/2? These are different...

26x1.5 or 26x1-1/2? These are different diameters so you probably want to search by ISO bead seat diameter.
12-01-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 576
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Wow, post-Covid-Thanksgiving snarkiness has...

Wow, post-Covid-Thanksgiving snarkiness has raised it's head.

OP - here is a link to one for $11 (Don't know what shipping would be....
11-30-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,292
Posted By Moe Zhoost

So, to put things in perspective, what were they...

So, to put things in perspective, what were they paying 3.5 years ago?
11-30-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,767
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Ever since I broke a chain and had to walk/coast...

Ever since I broke a chain and had to walk/coast home, I've carried a mini chain tool and spare links (or quick links, depending on the bike). Frame cracks are rare in steel bikes so I would just...
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