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Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By Unca_Sam

I guess as long as we're sharing... ...

I guess as long as we're sharing...
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08-02-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,882
Posted By DreamRider85

Like for instance what you gonna do if you were...

Like for instance what you gonna do if you were hit by a car and canít ride? Donít you need a phone?
08-02-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By fietsbob

12 gauge is rather thick , (But I cant measure...

12 gauge is rather thick , (But I cant measure your stuff from here)
more likely bike industry typical 14 gauge, 2 mm thick (15 is 1.8 mm)

AWG also applies to copper wire in electricity,......
08-01-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,225
Posted By Kapusta

When I lived in an apartment with a similar...

When I lived in an apartment with a similar situation, before coming inside Iíd knock of the big chunks that might come loose on the way in, then put something down on the floor under the bike where...
07-22-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By mitchmellow62

I replaced a Tiagra 4503 with a Sora and there...

I replaced a Tiagra 4503 with a Sora and there was no perceivable change in shifting. I later repaired the 4503 and am using it on another bike. If the spring retaining tab broke on yours, as they...
07-17-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By Mutinyguy

If you can take the wheel off and take it to your...

If you can take the wheel off and take it to your LBS they can true it for $15-$20 along with checking all the spokes. Important step when renewing brake pads.
Forum: Touring
07-16-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By Dan_1802

Clarification on Replacement cantilever brakes for Claudbutler

This is my first post but hopefully not my last! :)

On a ride recently, 2 nuts on my rear brakes became loose and the brake pads and a specific spacer fell off. On my walk of shame home i managed...
07-14-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By TiHabanero

Yesterday worked on a Litespeed with etap 11...

Yesterday worked on a Litespeed with etap 11 running an Ultegra 10 crank on it. Worked perfectly.
07-08-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,346
Posted By Trakhak

Use of steel in applications such as spokes and...

Use of steel in applications such as spokes and bearing surfaces is uncontroversial, as is the use of aluminum in pretty much all applications throughout the industrial world except in threads like...
07-07-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,130
Posted By ecovelo

ATHENA perspective... ;) ...here's a few from my...

ATHENA perspective... ;) ...here's a few from my collection:

...
07-07-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,346
Posted By livedarklions

It means "aluminum, carbon and titanium are...

It means "aluminum, carbon and titanium are really hard to rhyme.".

" Steel is teal" didn't catch on, however.
07-07-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,465
Posted By Kapusta

No. F'ing. Way. Rigid is fine on occasion to...

No. F'ing. Way.

Rigid is fine on occasion to bring life to otherwise less challenging trails (and I do have a rigid fat bike), but for me there is no greater joy on 2 wheels than riding...
07-07-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,764
Posted By smashndash

I donít see how this is relevant to the thread....

I donít see how this is relevant to the thread. The thread is discussing using road shifters/brake levers on flat bars and trigger shifters on drop bars, which I have never seen done before.
07-06-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,764
Posted By Leinster

ok, youíve made your point and can stop now. So...

ok, youíve made your point and can stop now. So electronic shifting works across disciplines. Thank you. Thatís still a tiny fraction of the market (electronic shifting) and youíre cramming it into...
06-30-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,804
Posted By himespau

If its chemical composition is identical, what...

If its chemical composition is identical, what does it matter where it came from? It's the same thing at the molecular level. If there are impurities, yes, that could be an issue, but, if it's...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,692
Posted By Paul J

KFC, my wife and I are working on a tour using...

KFC, my wife and I are working on a tour using our tandem, we like the idea of a trailer to get weight off the rear wheel. I found a BOB trailer for sale in our area and picked it up for $70 so a...
06-30-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By dsbrantjr

The brake lever does the same thing at the other...

The brake lever does the same thing at the other end of the housing, pushes on the housing while pulling on the inner cable. If it didn't push the housing it would not be able to pull the inner, the...
06-30-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,804
Posted By pdlamb

I took enough chemistry classes that I can...

I took enough chemistry classes that I can pronounce the names of most ingredients. I guess the world's a safer place for chemistry majors?
06-30-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,027
Posted By caloso

You know what’s really inefficient? Having your...

You know what’s really inefficient? Having your foot come off the pedal unexpectedly.
06-23-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,985
Posted By Miele Man

I like my triple because many times it really...

I like my triple because many times it really saves me having to abuse my knees and body trying to grind up a hill in too high a gear. Not everyone is able to mash heavy gears.

YMMV

Cheers
06-23-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,804
Posted By YoungSalt

Remember, everything is chemicals. You are...

Remember, everything is chemicals. You are comprised of chemicals. An apple you pick off of a tree is chemicals. Here's the ingredients list of a banana:...
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,730
Posted By indyfabz

Or don't use them and instead put everything...

Or don't use them and instead put everything inside plastic bags inside the panniers.
Forum: Touring
06-17-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By Prowler

Great thread idea. Who else has good DIY pannier...

Great thread idea. Who else has good DIY pannier designs, things that have worked well. I've been pondering DIY front panniers for longer day rides when I may want some rain gear, a few extra...
06-15-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 63,651
Posted By livedarklions

It's amazing this stupid argument is getting...

It's amazing this stupid argument is getting revived.

Most people ride flat bar. A significant number of people ride drop bar. Drop bar is generally faster, but not by as much as a lot of people...
06-14-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By phughes

Photography, astronomy, motorcycles, bake, cook,...

Photography, astronomy, motorcycles, bake, cook, aquarium, camp... bother my wife...

...
06-13-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,663
Posted By phughes

Why not just get a torque wrench and use it? It...

Why not just get a torque wrench and use it? It is useful for everything else as well. I personally own five, all different types for different uses.
06-13-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,663
Posted By phughes

Yep, and with all those years of experience, I...

Yep, and with all those years of experience, I still use a torque wrench, probably even more after all those years of experience. I am talking about 45 years of experience.
06-11-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,089
Posted By WizardOfBoz

cycommute, I took a look at the MSDS for WD-40...

cycommute, I took a look at the MSDS for WD-40 and you're right. It has some heavier hydrocarbon fractions that could suit as lubricants. Not ideal, but better than nothing.

I think we agree that...
06-09-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,410
Posted By Rider_1

Check the article. It is about an innocent guy...

Check the article. It is about an innocent guy who rode the same route and caught the blame.
06-09-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,840
Posted By Gresp15C

If nothing else, integrated sensors would...

If nothing else, integrated sensors would guarantee that your bike will go obsolete in 3 years.
06-07-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By hillyman

Only bad thing about DT shifters is the Italian...

Only bad thing about DT shifters is the Italian Team will reach over and put you in the little cog
06-06-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 624
Posted By indyfabz

Iíve had to do it on tour. Once when I rode...

Iíve had to do it on tour. Once when I rode through some camouflaged mud and sunk down a good 4Ē. Spokes splattered mud everywhere before I came to a dead stop. Took care not to spray directly into...
06-04-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,211
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I love it. cyccommute has taken my verbose...

I love it. cyccommute has taken my verbose statement and boiled it down to a few sentences, with a good recommendation to boot. I am humbled, sir! Salud!
06-04-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,102
Posted By Koyote

I only use 15-year old Scotch for flushing out my...

I only use 15-year old Scotch for flushing out my brake lines. 20-year old Scotch is for drinking.
05-27-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,904
Posted By mstateglfr

I am fascinated with your posts on this topic...

I am fascinated with your posts on this topic because I continue to struggle to understand what your point is for most of them.
I have picked up on the not so subtle annoyance you have with parents...
05-19-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By JohnDThompson

You can't, really. Either take the manufacturer's...

You can't, really. Either take the manufacturer's word for it, or do a "spark test" with a grinding wheel:
...
Forum: Touring
05-14-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,733
Posted By L134

Added bonus, it is on Old Route 66. ...

Added bonus, it is on Old Route 66.
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Gateway Trailnet (now Trailnet -...
05-06-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,359
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Can I get an Amen? Amen! This. Highly...

Can I get an Amen? Amen!



This. Highly effective, single step, much safer. 'Nother Amen for cyccommute.
05-06-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,900
Posted By fullergarrett

Sorry, I knew it was just the rear wheel. I know...

Sorry, I knew it was just the rear wheel. I know that on the previous thread someone was selling hand-made wheels but they were way out of my price range. With the Cliffhanger wheel, would it be...
05-05-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,721
Posted By Jeff Neese

Zip ties ares a good idea. I've been using thick...

Zip ties ares a good idea. I've been using thick rubber bands but don't always have one when I need it.
05-02-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By robertj298

Yep I didn't realize they sent me both brake and...

Yep I didn't realize they sent me both brake and shifter housing. I though it was all the same.:foo:
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,013
Posted By saddlesores

y'all's got the worng attitude! Snake's good...

y'all's got the worng attitude! Snake's good eatin'!
04-22-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,119
Posted By Darth Lefty

What is that in electron volts? ...

What is that in electron volts?

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04-20-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,777
Posted By livedarklions

Question I have from yesterday's ride--which gear...

Question I have from yesterday's ride--which gear set-up will prevent a headwind from kicking up and slamming me to a stop just after I start a 10%+ grade climb?

Gotta say, these "you're doing...
04-18-20, 09:22 AM
Forum: Touring
04-16-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By 3speed

I definitely enjoy a mix of nature and occasional...

I definitely enjoy a mix of nature and occasional big town or city. I like to spend a few days in the cities I pass through, then spend a few days or a week riding through nature. As mentioned,...
04-15-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,777
Posted By tyrion

Triples are only for the very advanced bicyclist....

Triples are only for the very advanced bicyclist. Beginners should start with a single chainring, then after a few years move up to a double chainring, then after decades of experience move up to a...
04-14-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 38,830
Posted By curbtender

I was on the fence about posting this one... ...

I was on the fence about posting this one...
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04-09-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,563
Posted By jcswanson

The owner of this one got back to me! The bike...

The owner of this one got back to me! The bike looks nice, and people seem to like the espree, even if it was a lower end Fuji for its time. I'm a little worried about the standover though. How much...
04-05-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

can you clarify how your current bike is "falling...

can you clarify how your current bike is "falling apart"? That bike should be good to go for thousands of miles and more. Bought it at a local shop and is the shop still open?
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