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Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 25,471
Posted By Duragrouch

Discs: They make the rims more durable if you...

Discs: They make the rims more durable if you bike often in wet mess, the grit can wear through the rim sidewalls. For a wet-weather bike, I think a big plus. But pads are expensive.

Rim brakes:...
07-08-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,151
Posted By Duragrouch

Late to this debate, my thoughts: ...

Late to this debate, my thoughts:

Tensioning: Flex to get close, then for final adjustment, ring the spokes, but do so by plucking like a string, don't hammer on them with anything. Of course you...
06-17-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,737
Posted By Duragrouch

^Exactly. Plus, a police-quality bike is...

^Exactly.

Plus, a police-quality bike is about 10% of the cost of a police-quality motorcycle, even more savings when you factor in maintenance. Adding electric power to police bikes for short...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 34,537
Posted By Duragrouch

(bold underline) +1. That may also seem to...

(bold underline) +1. That may also seem to indicate a frontal impact.
06-10-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,439
Posted By Duragrouch

+10. Damn straight. I worked as an engineer where...

+10. Damn straight. I worked as an engineer where prototype techs used brake cleaner constantly to clean things with no gloves, one of then developed severe sensitivity and was transferred to other...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 34,537
Posted By Duragrouch

OP: Close examination of the fracture surface...

OP: Close examination of the fracture surface will determine if the failure was rapid yield (wheel impacted something) or slow fatigue failure (possible design deficiency), or initiated by a fatigue...
06-08-19, 01:24 AM
05-27-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,038
Posted By Duragrouch

Damn right. First thing I did when I got my first...

Damn right. First thing I did when I got my first race bike in 1989 was pull it off. But in recent years I've gone back to having one on all my bikes. I've never had the derailleur go into the...
04-30-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,491
Posted By Duragrouch

What it comes down to is this: Do you want...

What it comes down to is this: Do you want minimally adequate lube, or good (better) lube?

I've used WD40 in a pinch when I had nothing else. It's better than dry. But it's not best, and fairly...
04-24-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,096
Posted By Duragrouch

Respectfully, you don't know what you are talking...

Respectfully, you don't know what you are talking about. I'm a Seattle resident, was employed in defense, then became disabled. Was on long-term disability for years, then suddenly insurance company...
04-22-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,096
Posted By Duragrouch

I may be able to help her, will try. I have...

I may be able to help her, will try.

I have experience and helpful knowledge with her situation.

I have a tiny room in Seattle. Most of the time now, I am out of Seattle at my girlfriend's...
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