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08-16-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 179
Posted By base2

Thanks for the clarification. Your way makes more...

Thanks for the clarification. Your way makes more sense.
08-16-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 179
Posted By base2

"V" brakes were the replacement for canti's on...

"V" brakes were the replacement for canti's on canti studs that pulled 2x as much cable 1/2 as hard to avoid compression of coiled brake housing.

"U" brakes were the BMX equivalent but the studs...
Forum: Foo
08-16-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12,361
Views: 2,675,574
Posted By base2

4he has no charge.

4he has no charge.
Forum: Foo
08-16-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 74,879
Posted By base2

I guess he had to have it his way. ...

I guess he had to have it his way.
Ba-dump-bump.

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Imagine the guys defense: "Well, your honor; She asked for a Whopper. What's a guy to do?"
08-15-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By base2

Both. I found the tandem to be more work...

Both.

I found the tandem to be more work with my wife. The stoker couldn't spin & I had a hard time grinding. We met in the middle. Even at 80 rpm I was driving the bike & her & her legs. Her...
08-15-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,628
Posted By base2

...And that is a result of car culture & poor...

...And that is a result of car culture & poor policy run amok.

Early last week, I took my dog for a walk. I approached a midblock crosswalk, of a 2 lane road. I stopped, checked for traffic &...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By base2

18 pounds is respectable by any days standards. ...

18 pounds is respectable by any days standards.

You can subtract a pound for the downtube shifters of yester-year.
You can subtract a pound or 2 off the frame for moving from steel to aluminum....
Forum: Foo
08-14-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 3,447
Posted By base2

Hmmm...In service with 200 units, 25 countries,...

Hmmm...In service with 200 units, 25 countries, ISO 9001, Level 4 automation.


But it's a Press release. So, I guess it doesn't count except only among Navya® fan bois. ;)
08-13-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,075
Posted By base2

Solid advice. Item 3, especially is...

Solid advice.

Item 3, especially is something no one else has mentioned. Worth a try.
08-13-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By base2

Your headset manufacturer probably figured on a...

Your headset manufacturer probably figured on a carbon steer tube with out an aluminum insert. For metal steer tubes you would use a starnut. Any LBS will have them & the tool to install it.

May...
08-13-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 952
Views: 304,923
Posted By base2

Off the top of my head, a bunch of tire sizes I...

Off the top of my head, a bunch of tire sizes I had to sort & label yesterday.
520 For both Terry (skinny) & S7 but not the S7 people usually think of. 24x1&3/4 1930-1940's kids bikes.
540 Wheel...
08-13-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,075
Posted By base2

Yep. You did this to you. For £1800 I'd find...

Yep. You did this to you.

For £1800 I'd find a frame builder who would make a quill stem style seat post & put an old fashioned saddle clamp on the top. It'd save your bike at the expense of...
08-13-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,075
Posted By base2

Did you have at least 4 inches (~100mm) of seat...

Did you have at least 4 inches (~100mm) of seat post installed in the frame & the seatpost clamp properly torqued at approximately 5 newton-meters?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,007
Posted By base2

Because tubeless sealant isn't plumbers putty,...

Because tubeless sealant isn't plumbers putty, pipe dope, or Play-Doh.

The problem is it needs a soft pliable structure that is thick enough to adhere to to resist the pressure. That rules out...
08-12-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By base2

& disconnected from the consequences of...

& disconnected from the consequences of his/her/their actions.
08-12-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By base2

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=sunlite+canti+rack&t=iph...

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=sunlite+canti+rack&t=iphone&iax=images&ia=images
08-09-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By base2

You sir have bested me. It was wrong of me to...

You sir have bested me.
It was wrong of me to cite your anecdote as such, provide a counter anecdote & then allow room for which your experience indeed may be correct to you, but not necessarily...
08-09-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,390
Posted By base2

Weiner Bike SL is finally complete.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52274573406_c6ca68c02c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nDjRso)
16 pounds, steel frame, hydraulic disc, tubeless...With pedals & powermeter!
...
08-09-22, 10:30 AM
08-09-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By base2

And yet for some inexplicable reason you keep...

And yet for some inexplicable reason you keep upgrading to Paul Klampers...The one & only exception of the single piston mechanical disc brake world that actually works well.



Brake levers are...
08-08-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By base2

Between worthless single piston mechanicals & rim...

Between worthless single piston mechanicals & rim brakes...Rim brakes for the win. Why pay the "disc brake premium" in the sticker price for something that works worse, & requires constant...
08-08-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,628
Posted By base2

Whenever I hear someone say that they "feel"...

Whenever I hear someone say that they "feel" safer riding salmon, I ask them how many collisions they have had.

The answer is invariably non-zero.

Ride where drivers are looking, be...
08-07-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By base2

10,000 easy miles is a lot different than 10,000...

10,000 easy miles is a lot different than 10,000 hard & neglected miles.

Some people have a favorite cog. This is the one most likely to skip under load. If you are someone who uses all your cogs,...
08-05-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,237
Posted By base2

Ceramic rotors...I bet they are real heat/fade...

Ceramic rotors...I bet they are real heat/fade resistant! :p
08-05-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,237
Posted By base2

Here is a recreational rider on a 90 degree head...

Here is a recreational rider on a 90 degree head tube, 90 degree seat tube angle bicycle. Look at her hip angle. Look how slow she is.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VQBbHzypBro




(I dunno,...
08-05-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By base2

My understanding is that when the belt is under...

My understanding is that when the belt is under tensioned it loads the nubs differently & they become like gear teeth & inevitably rip off as it is only the nub tip that is being loaded. Proper...
08-04-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,278
Posted By base2

For one: Rad Power Bikes are garbage. Ask any...

For one: Rad Power Bikes are garbage. Ask any bike shop mechanic. Even RAD won't fix Rad bikes.

For 2: They are dangerous AF. Ask anyone who has ever rode one & has also rode a quality bicycle.
...
08-04-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By base2

Should be fine. The plus side is no retaining...

Should be fine.
The plus side is no retaining nut means that modern high number cassettes won't have interference issues between the small cog, chain, & the frame/hanger nut.
You might braze on a...
08-04-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,428
Posted By base2

I did not read every post. What this discussion...

I did not read every post.
What this discussion reminded me of is the heat loads generated by exceptionally tall &/or heavy riders of the type that DirtySixer specifically market their bikes to....
08-04-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By base2

The axle centers in the drop outs. The hole...

The axle centers in the drop outs.

The hole in the shoe plate allows the shoe plate to center to the drum.

The shoe plate is centered to the drum by using your forefinger & thumb to squeeze the...
Replies: 32
Views: 989
Posted By base2

FWIW: I once sold a Bianchi for $100. It was a...

FWIW: I once sold a Bianchi for $100. It was a lot older, a different color of sea-foam, & had different decals/graphics. It said "Campionè del Mundo" or some such on the water slide head badge.
...
08-03-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 242
Posted By base2

Ok. I'll consider the matter closed. If you need...

Ok. I'll consider the matter closed. If you need anything else, you know where to find me.
Base2
08-03-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 493
Posted By base2

1 inch quill like a Schwinn, or 1 inch quill like...

1 inch quill like a Schwinn, or 1 inch quill like a French, or a 1 inch quill like a JIS? Or 1 & ⅛ quill, like on mountain bikes? Or 1&¼ quill like on 90's Treks & Gary Fishers? Which one it is will...
08-03-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By base2

We'll, you totally *could* solve Portlands house...

We'll, you totally *could* solve Portlands house affordability problem. Just quit allowing banks to approve home loans &/or put a 200% capitol gains tax on all home sale profits.

Easy. No home...
08-02-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By base2

Make cars feel dangerous again. Too often the...

Make cars feel dangerous again. Too often the design is to insulate & distract the driver from the task of driving. The better it does this the more expensive & luxurious the car is considered to be....
08-01-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By base2

Diagram 2, 12-15mm spacing. It's not uncommon...

Diagram 2, 12-15mm spacing.
It's not uncommon to lose the washer in the "guts" section of item number 8.
Your local hardware will have a suitable thick or thin washer. Installing the washer between...
08-01-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 437
Posted By base2

I'm probably being a big dummy but, the Surly...

I'm probably being a big dummy but, the Surly Singleator needs the proper spring for the mode it is in.

Push up spring for pushing up.
Pull down spring for pulling down.
The wrong spring will...
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 412
Posted By base2

FWIW: The Uhura representation in the new Star...

FWIW: The Uhura representation in the new Star Trek Strange New Worlds offers a very talented, if unsure new space cadet. It offers an incredible depth & insight to the origins of the character seen...
08-01-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 242
Posted By base2

Off the cuff, it sounds like the front wheel from...

Off the cuff, it sounds like the front wheel from a Dahon or a Brompton. Dahon has a 9mm axle, Brampton has an 8mm axle.

When I re-did my Dahon, I picked up a Shutter Precision Brompton dynamo....
08-01-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,202
Posted By base2

In case my earlier post up thread was...

In case my earlier post up thread was mis-interpreted:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OnB1TgxgwEA

So, 5 now?
07-30-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By base2

...And install the axle nut to hold the tool in...

...And install the axle nut to hold the tool in place.
07-30-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,008
Posted By base2

Revisiting a 2-1/2 year dormant thread... I...

Revisiting a 2-1/2 year dormant thread...
I have found Compass tires and the Panaracer tires too, for that matter fit very loose on Velocity rims. The solution is to fill the valley with a few...
07-29-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 312
Posted By base2

It's a CrankTank...

It's a CrankTank (https://adventurehydration.com/). It holds 4 liters of water; Over 1 US gallon. Including shipping, IIRC, I think it was around $100 United States Dollars. Which isn't bad...
07-29-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By base2

If the cones & the locknuts are properly bound...

If the cones & the locknuts are properly bound against each other & the proper adjustment is achieved, why would the proper adjustment change when squeezed by a skewer? What then is the point of the...
07-29-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 312
Posted By base2

When I converted Trek 6500zx I used a Schlumpf...

When I converted Trek 6500zx I used a Schlumpf drive from Haberstock Mobility (http://www.schlumpfdrive.com/index.php/speed-drive.html)....
07-28-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By base2

As a quick-n-dirty hack: Lay the bike on it's...

As a quick-n-dirty hack: Lay the bike on it's side, give the wheel a good run & dribble Phil's Tenacious Oil into the gap between the rotating & stationary pieces. Centrifugal (centripetal) force...
07-28-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 827
Posted By base2

I was attempting to get the OP to visualize the...

I was attempting to get the OP to visualize the way the number on the gage multiplies to become the total load being contained by the system. So that he can see for himself how a tiny imperfection,...
07-28-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 827
Posted By base2

Psi is Pounds per Square Inch 70 Psi on one...

Psi is Pounds per Square Inch
70 Psi on one square inch is 70 pounds of force
70 Psi on two square inches is 140 pounds of force.
70 Psi on three square inches is 210 pounds of force.
70 Psi on...
07-27-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By base2

Just watched stage 4. These women are killin' it!...

Just watched stage 4. These women are killin' it!

The dust, the dirt, the grime, getting hit by your own team car, getting creamed by another rider at speed while you get a wheel swap, face plants...
07-27-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By base2

The approach there is a convoluted mess....

The approach there is a convoluted mess. Honestly, I've nearly been tagged by a truck a time or 2 & I know how to navigate that spot.
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