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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-21-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,157
Views: 473,240
Posted By knjc68

Hilarious! And accurate so far! Here's hoping for...

Hilarious! And accurate so far! Here's hoping for that to change soon...
09-06-17, 08:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,926
Posted By knjc68

My wife had the Townie bars swapped out for the...

My wife had the Townie bars swapped out for the Electra Cruiser Cafe bars. Much better!
08-19-06, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 19,910
Posted By knjc68

Not sure what you have there... Generally a...

Not sure what you have there...
Generally a bolt-on hub will have a solid axle that extends through both dropouts, with a nut on each end (which are tightened against the outside of the dropouts). A...
07-10-06, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,024
Posted By knjc68

Didn't I read somewhere that bottom-bracket cup...

Didn't I read somewhere that bottom-bracket cup spacers will work as spacers on old freewheel hubs....? Not sure. You can determine the spacer thickness (width) that you need & cut one from the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-06, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,139
Posted By knjc68

Nope, the efficiency loss due to normal...

Nope, the efficiency loss due to normal derailleur chainline variations is minimal (& probably not noticeable).
Yep, the mfg build lots in that range 'cause it suits most people's needs.
Yep, a few...
06-03-06, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By knjc68

I guess I've never experienced the flexy...

I guess I've never experienced the flexy frame/tire clearance thing. Anyhoo, for me, minimal tire/stay clearance mainly translates into fender clearance issues & if the tire wil still clear when the...
05-29-06, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By knjc68

No point in replacing stuff that still works...

No point in replacing stuff that still works well, unless you're wanting to for other reasons. Although it's generally a good idea to replace the cogset when you replace the chain, the chainrings are...
05-29-06, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By knjc68

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/handlebars/index.ht...

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/handlebars/index.html
05-29-06, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By knjc68

Chainring bolt tools work way better than...

Chainring bolt tools work way better than screwdrivers... they have a protruding center blade that fits down into the center hole & helps prevent slippage. Inexpensive, too.
05-29-06, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By knjc68

"Cross-gearing" should generally be avoided...

"Cross-gearing" should generally be avoided 'cause it accelerates the wear on the drivetrain components, just as a perfect chainline minimizes wear. Picture the drive-&-driven surfaces of the...
05-29-06, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,078
Posted By knjc68

Cool & dark is good; flat is probably better for...

Cool & dark is good; flat is probably better for long term (although they're stored folded by mfg)... avoid uv & ozone exposure (sunlight, rooms with freezers, 'frig's, etc.).
05-27-06, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By knjc68

If the hole isn't too deformed, any machine shop...

If the hole isn't too deformed, any machine shop should be able to run a tap through it to clean the threads up & reshape the hole. Take the derailleur with you so they know what tap to use.
05-27-06, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By knjc68

It depends on the conditions where you're storing...

It depends on the conditions where you're storing it. I stored a stripped frame for nearly a year without putting anything on it when we lived in the desert (where there was no humidity or moisture),...
05-25-06, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By knjc68

+1, OHB. That's been my experience also.

+1, OHB. That's been my experience also.
Forum: Touring
05-24-06, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,002
Posted By knjc68

We use Brooks B67 saddles & Carradice Camper...

We use Brooks B67 saddles & Carradice Camper Longflap saddlebags. The saddle has a horizontal rail (left to right) at the lower rear; we run a 1" nylon strap from that rail down to the rear rack (or...
05-24-06, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By knjc68

Mount the wheel in the frame how you want it...

Mount the wheel in the frame how you want it (well into the dropouts with the brake pads correctly aligned on the rim & with the tire centered between the chainstays & seatstays), then screw the...
05-10-06, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By knjc68

You didn't put a 1/8" wide (single-speed) chain...

You didn't put a 1/8" wide (single-speed) chain on instead of a 3/32", did you? That sounds like how one might act......!
05-10-06, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By knjc68

I suspect that, all else being equal (quality of...

I suspect that, all else being equal (quality of material, internal finish & fit), the sealed bearing will last longer 'cause the seals (sides) of the cartridge bearing force the grease back into the...
05-09-06, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By knjc68

I guess I'm not sure what CLP is. I think...

I guess I'm not sure what CLP is. I think Break-Free was originally labeled "Break-Free CLP" (Cleaner, Lubricant & Preservative); is that what you're using?
Forum: Touring
05-09-06, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By knjc68

You might try raising your bars a little (or a...

You might try raising your bars a little (or a lot!). My wife & I have been touring for about 25 years and, as we've gotten older, our riding position has evolved to a more upright position to...
Forum: Touring
05-09-06, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By knjc68

Where did you read that article, Cranky?

Where did you read that article, Cranky?
Forum: Touring
05-09-06, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By knjc68

I've not tried the Nexus, but judging by what's...

I've not tried the Nexus, but judging by what's been written by many that have, it's a durable, reliable hub & should be fine for touring. My wife & I have done a couple of tours with the Sachs Super...
05-08-06, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By knjc68

BB, I just disassembled & reassembled an...

BB, I just disassembled & reassembled an oil-lubricated 1969 Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub.... although it uses oil on the internal mechanism,there's no way for the oil to get to the bearings, so I may...
05-08-06, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By knjc68

In quite a few years of riding I've had that...

In quite a few years of riding I've had that happen twice. Both times, like SCRUB said, the sidewall threads had been damaged & were separating, allowing the pressure of the tube to bulge the...
05-05-06, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By knjc68

If the bottom cone on the steerer or either of...

If the bottom cone on the steerer or either of the cups in the head-tube weren't seated fully & evenly, they will continue to seat as you ride (until bottomed-out), leaving the headset loose. Not a...
05-05-06, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By knjc68

Make sure the threads on the cone & lock-nut are...

Make sure the threads on the cone & lock-nut are clean & dry, then use a little blue loctite on 'em. Let it harden a couple of hours before riding it again.
05-05-06, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By knjc68

The fast-cure JB Weld works great for filling...

The fast-cure JB Weld works great for filling small holes. Doesn't shrink when curing, sets up hard, looks like metal, can be filed & painted.
05-05-06, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By knjc68

Brooks saddles are made from fairly thick...

Brooks saddles are made from fairly thick leather. Treated or untreated, they're not gonna "breathe" much (defined as allowing air to pass through), except where they are perforated. Being a natural...
05-04-06, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By knjc68

Maybe not a practical alteration.... you could...

Maybe not a practical alteration.... you could probably use a 24" rear wheel with a coaster brake if you can find one that will fit the rear spacing of your frame (or use hub or disc brakes) so...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-06, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By knjc68

All the posted ideas are good to use before you...

All the posted ideas are good to use before you wash it the first time, but the only thing that we've found that will usually take the oil stain out after it's been washed is a product called LESTOIL...
04-14-06, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 847
Posted By knjc68

A few years ago I had that annoying creak on a...

A few years ago I had that annoying creak on a bike that I had just serviced the bottom bracket on.... I finally eliminated it by moving the crankarms on the BB spindle (90 or 180 degrees, I don't...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-06, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,017
Posted By knjc68

Mike's right, the traffic system was, and is,...

Mike's right, the traffic system was, and is, designed for cars. We (cyclists), as a relatively tiny minority, are expected to assimilate into that system, for the convenience of motorists & for the...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-06, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,017
Posted By knjc68

How about this..... 1. Someone's loose &...

How about this.....
1. Someone's loose & aggressive Doberman attacks a woman as she legally & safely cycles down the street, causing her to be injured, or...
2. A driver (not noticing the cyclist)...
04-01-06, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By knjc68

We've been using Brooks saddles for quite a few...

We've been using Brooks saddles for quite a few years & I think they've all eventually developed that squeak. Ours have always turned out to be the leather squeaking where it contacts the steel...
04-01-06, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,626
Posted By knjc68

Several right answers there but, even if the...

Several right answers there but, even if the bearings are adjusted just right, the actual bearing surfaces are so small that they are absorbing / transfering quite a bit of force into a pretty small...
04-01-06, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By knjc68

Try loosening the bearing adjustment just a...

Try loosening the bearing adjustment just a little.... if they are adjusted too tight they will feel rough (& may be permanently damaged if they've been too tight for very long).
04-01-06, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,536
Posted By knjc68

Although I've never (accidently) experienced the...

Although I've never (accidently) experienced the gear-slippage/no-gear issue, it exists between "normal"/2nd-gear & "high"/3rd-gear and can normally only occur if the shift linkage is out of...
03-23-06, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By knjc68

Yep on the oil, nope on the grease. If it was...

Yep on the oil, nope on the grease. If it was designed as an oil-lubricated hub (if it has an oil port in the center of the hub), then it uses oil as a lubricant, including the bearings.
03-21-06, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By knjc68

If the derailleur chain (1/2" x 3/32") fits the...

If the derailleur chain (1/2" x 3/32") fits the chainring & cog, the chainline doesn't have to be perfect 'cause the chain is made to flex sideways. Think of how your chain was flexing as you were...
03-18-06, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,384
Posted By knjc68

I like aerosol brake-cleaner, available at any...

I like aerosol brake-cleaner, available at any automotive parts store. Use the little red spray-tube to spray the lower part of the exposed chain (on the bike) while rotating the pedals backwards....
03-18-06, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By knjc68

Thanks, Judah. Yep, that's the guy. Joel Metz. ...

Thanks, Judah. Yep, that's the guy. Joel Metz.
Jeez. Kinda humbling, ain't it? Everybody oughta read that one.
Interesting that the testimonial is about the S&S couplers, not the Sturmey Archer...
03-17-06, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By knjc68

I think this is the wrong thread......but..... ...

I think this is the wrong thread......but.....
Sturmey Archer internal-gear hubs are now made by Sun Race... & judging by the two that we bought about three years ago, they easily equal the quality...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-06, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By knjc68

.... and more trail, so the steering may be a...

.... and more trail, so the steering may be a little slower, if anything....?
Forum: Touring
03-14-06, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By knjc68

I'd agree with Thomson. My wife & I used to take...

I'd agree with Thomson. My wife & I used to take trips where we would do 90-125 miles daily (with loaded bikes that weighed in the 65-70 pound range).... now we average 75-85 a day (we're in our...
Forum: Touring
03-14-06, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By knjc68

When we recommend one of those over the other...

When we recommend one of those over the other two, you're just getting what we would choose for ourselves, often based on pretty subjective opinions. If you can, ride all three, loaded & unloaded. In...
Forum: Touring
03-14-06, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,872
Posted By knjc68

Amen, SteelCommuter! It's all really...

Amen, SteelCommuter! It's all really subjective.... I get pretty chilled riding wet when the temp is in the 50-60 degree range, but usually enjoy a rainy ride in warmer weather without rain gear. Do...
Forum: Touring
03-13-06, 06:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,872
Posted By knjc68

The Carradice rain poncho mentioned by Matthew...

The Carradice rain poncho mentioned by Matthew above is excellent. We've used it on numerous tours & always found it to be much better than anything else we've ever used. It works kinds like a...
Forum: Touring
03-13-06, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,864
Posted By knjc68

We (my wife & I) have toured on the B72 as well...

We (my wife & I) have toured on the B72 as well as the the B68 & B67. We used the B72 for years, switching to the B68 in about 1991 after a rail broke on the B72 on a tour (on my wife's bike & she is...
Forum: Touring
03-11-06, 03:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,609
Posted By knjc68

Wow! Here's to you guys! :beer: Good points,...

Wow! Here's to you guys! :beer:
Good points, well stated (both).
I'm really glad that we each get to choose (best quality, price, looks......) for ourselves, tho.
And I do like having all those...
03-10-06, 01:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,882
Posted By knjc68

Sounds like what you have is pretty good.... ...

Sounds like what you have is pretty good....
The best of the "city/commuter" bikes that I've owned, ridden or seen were often conversions of mountain, touring, 'cross or cruiser bikes, but there...
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