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04-08-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,572
Posted By Hoopdriver

You're kind of missing my point, which is simply...

You're kind of missing my point, which is simply that DS and NDS are a more precise and reliable terms to indicate the side of a bike than right and left. I really do identify with what you are...
04-07-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,572
Posted By Hoopdriver

Fixed it for you. When sailing we use port...

Fixed it for you.

When sailing we use port and starboard to eliminate the ambiguity of right and left. Port and starboard are linked by definition to the orientation of the vessel while left and...
04-07-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,371
Posted By Hoopdriver

********************An act to amend Section 21202...

********************An act to amend Section 21202 of the Vehicle Code, relating to bicycles. An act to amend Section 69432.7 of the Education Code, relating to student financial aid.

AB 697, as amended,...
04-07-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,834
Posted By Hoopdriver

My thought exactly.

My thought exactly.
04-06-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,572
Posted By Hoopdriver

Yes, bikes are directional and most would assume...

Yes, bikes are directional and most would assume that right and left are defined by a viewer facing in the direction that bikes travel; however this is still an assumption and thus injects ambiguity....
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By Hoopdriver

Looks like the Hornit uses a coaxial wire that...

Looks like the Hornit uses a coaxial wire that has a molded plug on one end and a molded button on the other. It would not be all that difficult to splice in a length of coax to fit your coworker's...
04-06-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Hoopdriver

Absolutely the laws should be changed; however...

Absolutely the laws should be changed; however there will still be many dodges like "I didn't realise that I hit something", "I thought I hit an animal, pothole, etc." The other thing is intent. ...
04-06-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,572
Posted By Hoopdriver

Right and left are ambiguous and depend on what...

Right and left are ambiguous and depend on what angle you are viewing the bike. Drive Side and non-Drive side are non-ambiguous and should be used. Yes, you are correct. Dished wheels will usually...
04-05-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Hoopdriver

Excellent. Now NC needs to do this.

Excellent. Now NC needs to do this.
Forum: Commuting
04-02-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,445
Posted By Hoopdriver

My working theory for the past 40 years is that...

My working theory for the past 40 years is that government offices don't assign the brightest people to answer the phone. I think some of them were so assigned because they failed with their real...
03-30-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,938
Posted By Hoopdriver

Last time I did it, I set the jaws of my bench...

Last time I did it, I set the jaws of my bench vise just a bit wider than the pad. Then with the metal part stabilized by the jaws I was able to quickly tap out the pads with a mallet.
03-30-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By Hoopdriver

That was my preferred method on my commuting bike...

That was my preferred method on my commuting bike - IGH with drum brakes. Of course most flats were in the rear.
03-29-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,984
Posted By Hoopdriver

I find that carrying a banjo while riding pretty...

I find that carrying a banjo while riding pretty much eliminates me from being labeled a cyclist.
03-25-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,888
Posted By Hoopdriver

Bummer. I can't imagine what it felt like to...

Bummer. I can't imagine what it felt like to think it broke loose only to see what really happened. I hope this was not a friend's bike that you volunteered to help out with.
03-25-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,153
Posted By Hoopdriver

Same thing has happened to me. I usually say...

Same thing has happened to me. I usually say "Man, what an idiot", which precipitates the same sort of reaction from the pedestrians.
Forum: Recumbent
03-24-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,696
Posted By Hoopdriver

I recall in the late 1970's that 13t smallest...

I recall in the late 1970's that 13t smallest cogs were crazy because of wear and efficiency. Nowadays it's hard to find a cassette with a smallest cog higher than 11t. Personally, I don't like the...
Forum: Recumbent
03-24-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,696
Posted By Hoopdriver

Thought I would share, though you have already...

Thought I would share, though you have already purchased.

Some manufacturers use Shimano's Capreo hub and cassette for 20" wheels. This system uses 9-10-11-13 tooth cogs on the small side, which...
03-24-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,284
Posted By Hoopdriver

You are correct that "everyone" does not...

You are correct that "everyone" does not significantly exceed the SL; however many do. A recent speed study in my city show that it is common for 75% of drivers to exceed the posted limit (25mph),...
03-21-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,572
Posted By Hoopdriver

I've used DT nickel-plated brass nipples for 40...

I've used DT nickel-plated brass nipples for 40 years and never had stripped threads. Any problem I've had was my fault: I have rounded a few of them (using wrong spoke wrench) and had a few pop...
03-21-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,284
Posted By Hoopdriver

How 'bout just enforcing existing speed limits! ...

How 'bout just enforcing existing speed limits! Around here SL+10mph doesn't get a second look. SL+15 may see some law enforcement interest, but only if the driver is doing other stupid dangerous...
03-20-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By Hoopdriver

White, so you earn cred when your mates see the...

White, so you earn cred when your mates see the grime that indicates how much you ride. OTOH, if too clean it works the opposite way.
03-19-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Hoopdriver

Here's a parts diagram....

Here's a parts diagram. (http://www.sjscycles.com/Instructions/Sturmey_Archer/Sturmey_Archer_X_RD5_Hub_Instructions.pdf) You can use it to determine part numbers. SJS has the best selection of S-A...
03-19-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 7,596
Posted By Hoopdriver

Excellent account. Whereas before I looked at...

Excellent account. Whereas before I looked at this poster through eyes conditioned by modern day culture, I am now in awe of the depth of this image. Thanks T-Mar
03-18-19, 05:39 AM
03-17-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By Hoopdriver

I've used DT, Wheelsmith, Alpine, Sapim, and a...

I've used DT, Wheelsmith, Alpine, Sapim, and a few others. No significant difference that I can detect. More important that you use enough of them (I'm not a fan of low spoke count wheels).


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03-17-19, 07:18 AM
03-16-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,076
Posted By Hoopdriver

Reinforcing my earlier recommendation for a...

Reinforcing my earlier recommendation for a Rehook Tool. https://www.rehook.bike/
Forum: Recumbent
03-15-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,639
Posted By Hoopdriver

Here's what I fabricated for my ICE Sprint. It's...

Here's what I fabricated for my ICE Sprint. It's a piece of stainless angle with a piece of aluminum rod attached. It bolts on top of the tie rod. Perhaps it would work with your Catrike.
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03-15-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,076
Posted By Hoopdriver

I had the same issue, though infrequent, on my...

I had the same issue, though infrequent, on my 1x11 road bike. Shimano 105 in the back. Solved the issue to my comfort with a WolfTooth Drop-Stop narrow/wide chainring. They are a bit pricey. I...
03-11-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,549
Posted By Hoopdriver

All saddles are ok. It's the people that aren't...

All saddles are ok. It's the people that aren't normal.
03-10-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 7,596
Posted By Hoopdriver

The naked truth!

The naked truth!
03-09-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 671
Posted By Hoopdriver

Another recommendation for the Panaracer Paselas....

Another recommendation for the Panaracer Paselas. They look great on a vintage bike. I can't say that they are my all time favorite, but I do have Panaracers on 4 of my bikes. Great quality for...
03-09-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 7,596
Posted By Hoopdriver

Having seen a lot of old bike posters, I continue...

Having seen a lot of old bike posters, I continue to be puzzled about why they were often based on racy female poses. One of the strangest ones is this one, from 1897, that features a nude lady...
Forum: Southeast
03-09-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,219
Posted By Hoopdriver

Georgia tried to pass such a law a few years...

Georgia tried to pass such a law a few years back. The sponsors withdrew it after not much action. I expect that this NC bill will also die in committee. It is currently in the Transportation...
03-08-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,651
Posted By Hoopdriver

Yeah, I know. If you can't have fun with...

Yeah, I know. If you can't have fun with something, it's not worth taking seriously!

What I want to do is have a big pink donut on my birthday and ride off those calories when the weather is more...
03-08-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,088
Posted By Hoopdriver

What that means is that the levers have enough...

What that means is that the levers have enough cable pull for a ten speed cassette. This will certainly give you enough cable pull for a 7 speed. With non-indexed friction shifters, as long as you...
03-08-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,803
Posted By Hoopdriver

Well, he and I made an arrangement for me to...

Well, he and I made an arrangement for me to build his wheels for him. He took a long time to ship his hubs, etc to me and I kinda lost interest. In fact, I actually forgot that the parts were out...
03-08-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,651
Posted By Hoopdriver

Garbage - the rules must have been made by the...

Garbage - the rules must have been made by the folks with birthdays in good seasons for riding. I have a winter birthday as well and have rarely been able or motivated to do a ride on the exact...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,408
Posted By Hoopdriver

Fitting fenders is one of those jobs that nobody...

Fitting fenders is one of those jobs that nobody likes. In fact, an LBS would probably assign the job to their least experienced mechanic (just like Performance likely did). I'd say that you are...
03-08-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,088
Posted By Hoopdriver

Well, there are these:...

Well, there are these: https://velo-orange.com/collections/shifters/products/dia-compe-ene-w-dt-shifters


Clamp is aluminum with rubber pads. It may slip if the derailleur cables have to...
03-07-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,718
Posted By Hoopdriver

Another "newsy" announcement about a hobbled...

Another "newsy" announcement about a hobbled non-peer reviewed study based on iffy data. If the intent was to stir things up - mission accomplished.
Forum: Commuting
03-05-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,823
Posted By Hoopdriver

I have hated the periodic time change for...

I have hated the periodic time change for decades. I go through a weeks-long period of feeling messed up with every change. In the Fall of 2017, I decided to modify my work schedule to split the...
03-04-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,320
Posted By Hoopdriver

The tactic of presenting preliminary studies to...

The tactic of presenting preliminary studies to the media before doing real research is becoming more and more common. The objective is to cause a stir (panic if they are lucky) that precipitates...
03-04-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,320
Posted By Hoopdriver

This study seems to ignore the fact that...

This study seems to ignore the fact that motorists also burn food energy and produce CO2 while driving. Wouldn't you need to add that to the amounts produced by the vehicle?

In any case, the...
03-04-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 5,597
Posted By Hoopdriver

Agree. It was a difficult situation that should...

Agree. It was a difficult situation that should have been anticipated. Stopping the women's race (and I am assuming that when restarted the time gap was restored) probably had no significant affect...
03-01-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Hoopdriver

A couple of more posts and you will be allowed to...

A couple of more posts and you will be allowed to post pictures, which will be of some help.

I have had many cottered crank bikes over the years and have never seen what you describe. I suspect...
02-28-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,771
Posted By Hoopdriver

I use the Wheels Manufacturing sleeves on my...

I use the Wheels Manufacturing sleeves on my trike with 20" wheels and they work fine. They are a tight fit through the Schrader hole. They do stick up a bit so I am thinking about trimming them...
02-24-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,327
Posted By Hoopdriver

Love this statement. So true, but commonly...

Love this statement. So true, but commonly ignored.
02-22-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Hoopdriver

To add to the above excellent recommendations, I...

To add to the above excellent recommendations, I advise getting familiar with some of the available spoke calculators. I like spokechart (http://www.mrrabbit.net/apps/spokechart_v2-0.xls)or...
02-22-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,284
Posted By Hoopdriver

I wouldn't drill relief holes just yet, but...

I wouldn't drill relief holes just yet, but instead just watch for a while. The big question is how the cracks happened. Assuming that the post is the correct diameter, perhaps something happened...
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