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08-09-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By Koyote

I have a bike with single-piston mechanical disc...

I have a bike with single-piston mechanical disc brakes. Thank goodness I found this thread, or I might have put another 12,000 miles on the bike without realizing that I'd been scammed.
08-09-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By cyccommute

While I don’t have a problem with rim brakes,...

While I don’t have a problem with rim brakes, your statement about single piston mechanicals is just wrong. The pads don’t “bend” the rotor if the brake is set up properly. The fixed pad is set so...
08-08-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By cyccommute

Itís not that stupid a design. It works well for...

Itís not that stupid a design. It works well for most mechanicals as long as they are set up properly. Issues with braking have more to do with the set up than with the caliper design. That said,...
03-27-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 716
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Try harder. Current tires and rims are becoming...

Try harder. Current tires and rims are becoming tighter fitting as tubeless is being billed as the answer to a question only some were asking:) Andy
02-24-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,204
Posted By tcs

A bunch of folks make little bit-driver ratchets:...

A bunch of folks make little bit-driver ratchets: Chapmans, Klein, SwissTool/Victorinox, Wadsworth. That particular one is made by Wera.
01-29-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 748
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have often wished that a designer (or maybe the...

I have often wished that a designer (or maybe the bean counter that approves the designer's projects) would be required to work on what they make/sell. And not only in the comfort of a warm and dry...
01-29-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 748
Posted By Cookie30

A plea to tyre and rim designers

I can’t be the first to ask so sorry if you’ve seen this before.

Please can we go back to designing tyres and rims that allow punctures to be fixed when out and about?

I’ve seen so many threads...
01-21-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By cyccommute

I wrote the following after suffering a huge...

I wrote the following after suffering a huge number of flats in Michigan this summer


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Forum: Commuting
10-31-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,494
Posted By ThermionicScott

Carry a computer? What is this, the 20th century?

Carry a computer? What is this, the 20th century?
10-19-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,509
Posted By cyccommute

That is true only for a Presta valve. Prestas are...

That is true only for a Presta valve. Prestas are check valves that only allow air flow in one direction. Schrader valves have to be held open to fill. Any hissing is air being lost from the hose and...
10-04-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,366
Posted By cyccommute

No. Itís not going to happen just by heating the...

No. Itís not going to happen just by heating the wax. Nor would it happen if you got the wax to smoking temperature. The study that they are (well, arenít) quoting suggests that burning candles...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By flangehead

I buy for 3 and make 2-3 grocery runs per week...

I buy for 3 and make 2-3 grocery runs per week with 2
Basil Bottle Baskets:

...
09-14-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,466
Posted By Retro Grouch

Some people are able to ride with a light heart,...

Some people are able to ride with a light heart, some ride burdened with worry, anxiety and an ever increasing load of tools and spare parts.

Some of my happiest bicycling memories date from the...
09-14-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,466
Posted By Rolla

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Apparently, they deal with it.
09-14-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,466
Posted By WhyFi

Most people learn what tradeoffs they're...

Most people learn what tradeoffs they're comfortable with through experience. If someone has being doing things a certain way for a long time, it must work for them, so you just have to accept that...
09-03-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By TIMOK

Sparta Elroy Trail or La Crosse to St. Paul

Hello all,
Looking for wisdom and experience from the group. I'm planning a ride in mid October, thinking of these two options. Would be bike camping. If I do Sparta I will car camp in the middle...
08-26-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,002
Posted By subgrade

At birth.

At birth.
08-11-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By Racing Dan

$1, no brain, gear hanger alignment! :-)

Did like this today. Worked great.

https://youtu.be/WS2vd8N1Vos
07-31-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By debade

Wisconsin- couldnít resist.

Wisconsin- couldnít resist.
07-28-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,665
Posted By terrymorse

It's common to be a little dehydrated first thing...

It's common to be a little dehydrated first thing in the morning. That might explain the relative sluggishness when you ride early.

Try weighing yourself at bed time and after you first get up....
07-25-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By tkamd73

Yes, built up a 71 Schwinn Sports Tourer with...

Yes, built up a 71 Schwinn Sports Tourer with one. Lots of fun, my favorite bike when I donít want to gear up and just ride somewhere, shifting becomes 2nd nature quite quickly, and I love the...
07-25-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By cyccommute

Stressing the valve seat doesnít necessarily...

Stressing the valve seat doesnít necessarily result in an instant flat but it can start the process. Tubes and tires can creep while riding, especially if the tire is going flat slowly. If you have...
07-22-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,552
Posted By Milton Keynes

I agree, I'd just use it as a beater bike. The...

I agree, I'd just use it as a beater bike. The price was certainly right.
07-20-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By datlas

The pump don’t work ‘cause the vandals took the...

The pump don’t work ‘cause the vandals took the handles?
07-17-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,681
Posted By CliffordK

Around here we have an extraordinarily useful MUP...

Around here we have an extraordinarily useful MUP network.

It is supplemented by some streetside bike paths, but there are some places that are very difficult to get to without going on a MUP.
...
07-13-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,513
Posted By terrymorse

A bigger tube also will lose pressure slightly...

A bigger tube also will lose pressure slightly more slowly.
07-11-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By CliffordK

26" rims and wheels should be everywhere, but not...

26" rims and wheels should be everywhere, but not necessarily high quality with discs.

For 650b, a lot will depend on tire width.

I did a 26" to 700c conversion a while ago. Going from...
07-10-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By grizzly59

If you have a good feel with a 5lb hammer, you...

If you have a good feel with a 5lb hammer, you can tighten up that Park wrench with a few well placed whacks.
07-06-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By kahn

I had not used the Kuat on the one year old...

I had not used the Kuat on the one year old Crosstrek until two weeks ago. Of course, the hitch rack made using the backup camera hard - trying to see through the rack (folded up) and through the...
07-04-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By shelbyfv

Recognize and accept your limitations.

Recognize and accept your limitations.
07-04-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By JohnDThompson

I would not want to reduce the diameter of the...

I would not want to reduce the diameter of the bar to fit the shifter; doing so would create a stress riser, which could cause the bar to fail. With an aluminum bar, things could go from an initial...
07-03-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 I have an open tub of marine grease that gets...

+1 I have an open tub of marine grease that gets used for all sorts of stuff. Been sitting open on my bike workbench for probably 10 years. Use it for all threads (way beyond just bikes) with...
06-30-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,037
Posted By dedhed

You need to spend some time in the US urban inner...

You need to spend some time in the US urban inner city to see the everyday poverty some people live in.
06-29-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,234
Posted By terrymorse

Quill + threaded headset: creaky not...

Quill + threaded headset:

creaky
not very stiff
involved to set bearing pre-tension
stem sometimes gets stuck in steering tube

Threadless headset + stem:

doesn't creak
06-25-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By HillRider

A new chain on a used (i.e. worn) cassette is a...

A new chain on a used (i.e. worn) cassette is a standard recipe for skipping under load. An 11T cog, if used frequently, is going to wear faster than a larger cog so that is likely the reason for...
06-24-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By 79pmooney

No. Never ocurred to me that the much cheaper...

No. Never ocurred to me that the much cheaper tire might have as good a ride. (Just went to the Vittoria website. Zaffino - "... standard in performance training bike tires ...". Corsa "... race...
06-24-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By pdlamb

The most successful tire boot I ever used was a...

The most successful tire boot I ever used was a $5 bill (smallest I had at the time:).

The time I used a $1 bill was like the time I used an energy bar wrapper -- I shortly turned into a...
06-24-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,820
Posted By cyccommute

No. Where’s a chemist when you need one. Chemical...

No. Where’s a chemist when you need one. Chemical engineers are just plumbers who know a (very) little about chemistry;)

My favorite nerd joke: A chemist and a chemical engineer walk into a...
06-23-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,526
Posted By Paul Barnard

"Upgrade" is a word often used on these pages...

"Upgrade" is a word often used on these pages when "change" is the most appropriate word.
06-20-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,016
Posted By 10 Wheels

First Bike a HUFFY. Liked it Much....$35 New in...

First Bike a HUFFY. Liked it Much....$35 New in 1952
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06-19-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Rick

On 12/26/1990 our son was born. We didn't own a...

On 12/26/1990 our son was born. We didn't own a motor vehicle at the time. We lived in a student town and everything was close enough for the bicycles and our two wheeled cart. The closest relatives...
06-19-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I wonder if the brake's reaction is causing the...

I wonder if the brake's reaction is causing the left side axle end to migrate down in the drop out slot. If so then the rim/tire will gradually move closer to the left side's fork blade. I also...
06-18-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,642
Posted By blakcloud

For that kind of money, just go to Canadian Tire...

For that kind of money, just go to Canadian Tire and buy the CCM Deluxe Bell for $12 plus tax. We have seven Spur Bells in this household and yes they are expensive, sound great and take up little...
06-17-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,433
Posted By Daniel4

Because if they start a new one, someone will...

Because if they start a new one, someone will reply with a link to an old discussion
06-17-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By Charliekeet

Yes, you should do so. Try to get Shimano or...

Yes, you should do so. Try to get Shimano or Jagwire cables and/or housing, as either of those brands will be an improvement and much easier to find. For derailleurs, again, Shimano.
06-15-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,152
Posted By Rolla

I only wear socks with sandals. Wool, with...

I only wear socks with sandals.
Wool, with Birkenstocks, of course.
06-13-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,823
Posted By koenbro

Ok this must win the "Comment of the Day" prize! ...

Ok this must win the "Comment of the Day" prize! :roflmao:

I have just put my bottles in the freezer, will see how that works tomorrow. My dream continues to be that I find a 750ml (24oz) vacuum...
06-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,077
Posted By livedarklions

Harris Cyclery Last Day

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Just now, Harris family on the last day of Harris Cyclery. They...
06-12-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,205
Posted By tcs

As the great bike boom of the 1890s cooled off,...

As the great bike boom of the 1890s cooled off, 3inOne reinvented itself as 'Multi-Purpose Oil': just look at all the ways you can use it!

...
06-12-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,053
Posted By HillRider

The Park MT-1 "dog bone" tool is my favorite. ...

The Park MT-1 "dog bone" tool is my favorite. It's very small, light, inexpensive and has the essential tools: 3,4,5,6,8mm hex keys, 8,9,10mm box wrenches and a small screwdriver. The allen keys...
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