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02-02-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
Posted By cyccommute

Yea but you guys have been needing gills lately

Yea but you guys have been needing gills lately
02-02-23, 06:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,636
Posted By cyccommute

Thanks. I have a lot of fun with colors. I need...

Thanks. I have a lot of fun with colors. I need to find a red sleeping bag stuff sack and tent bag stuff sack to complete the ensemble ...
02-02-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 253
Posted By cyccommute

It’s no harder to look after 14 bikes than it is...

It’s no harder to look after 14 bikes than it is to look after one. Bicycles don’t need as much cleaning and fiddling as many people think they do. As I said, I do almost zero maintenance on all...
02-02-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 688
Posted By cyccommute

Every state has a statement like this one ...

Every state has a statement like this one



Most of the laws I’ve seen require a wait time of around 2 cycles…2 to 4 minutes. A failure to detect a bicycle can be considered a malfunction. You...
02-02-23, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 253
Posted By cyccommute

Don’t use oil. It’s as simple as that. Lots of...

Don’t use oil. It’s as simple as that. Lots of people say to keep the oil off the outside of the chain but oil flows which makes keeping it from flowing to the outside of the chain nearly...
02-02-23, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 253
Posted By cyccommute

As to the “much more frequent” application, that...

As to the “much more frequent” application, that has not been my experience. Wax based lubricants last around 700 miles which is similar to what oil based lubricants last. As for rain, you should...
02-02-23, 09:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,636
Posted By cyccommute

Lighten up! It was a joke.

Lighten up! It was a joke.
02-01-23, 07:42 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 37,242
Posted By cyccommute

Hoping this one takes me and the little woman...

Hoping this one takes me and the little woman (it’s okay, she really is a little woman) to more places
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02-01-23, 07:40 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 37,242
Posted By cyccommute

It’s taken me to a lot of places ...

It’s taken me to a lot of places

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White Fish...
02-01-23, 07:33 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 52,749
Posted By cyccommute

My Arizona Specialized Epic Leaning against...

My Arizona Specialized Epic

Leaning against a spite house in the Phoenix suburbs....
02-01-23, 07:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,636
Posted By cyccommute

Nope. Silicone fusion tape is different from...

Nope. Silicone fusion tape is different from electrical tape. No adhesive. It fuses to itself without adhesive. Waterproof and can even be applied to wet items. Way better.
02-01-23, 07:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,636
Posted By cyccommute

Then it just becomes gray. Never seen any white...

Then it just becomes gray. Never seen any white tape or grips that could be made anything close to white again.
02-01-23, 06:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,636
Posted By cyccommute

Not limited to black...

Not limited to black...
02-01-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,636
Posted By cyccommute

White tape becomes black quickly enough that you...

White tape becomes black quickly enough that you should just start with black.
01-31-23, 11:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,636
Posted By cyccommute

Another durable tape is Adarga...

Another durable tape is Adarga (https://www.adarga.net/store.html). Made from US cows in the US. Cheaper than Brooks leather.
01-31-23, 11:34 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,235
Posted By cyccommute

My problem with the complexity of the bleed...

My problem with the complexity of the bleed procedure is that there are more places where you can screw something up and have to start over or to screw something up and have to replace something. ...
01-31-23, 11:27 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,235
Posted By cyccommute

I’ll remind you, again, that exculio is the one...

I’ll remind you, again, that exculio is the one who brought up frozen brakes and his fears of them. Many other posters…not just me…are scratching their heads over that one. As to calling me out on...
01-31-23, 11:22 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,235
Posted By cyccommute

No, they aren’t. Use better cables. Use better...

No, they aren’t. Use better cables. Use better housing. As well as never having had brakes freeze, I’ve never had a cable corrode. It’s not just “a matter of time”. It’s a poor mechanic indeed...
01-30-23, 05:39 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,235
Posted By cyccommute

Don’t think so. First, not all modern brakes are...

Don’t think so. First, not all modern brakes are Shimano. Second, with regard to the implying that mechanicals are death traps, elcruxio did bring up the nightmare scenario of frozen brakes. If...
01-30-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,235
Posted By cyccommute

While I agree with what you’ve said, I’d like to...

While I agree with what you’ve said, I’d like to point out that the disc crowd…especially the hydro crowd…act like the rest of us are riding spoon brakes. I have cable disc. I have cable...
01-30-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,235
Posted By cyccommute

Yes. The teflon coating slides more easily over...

Yes. The teflon coating slides more easily over the teflon lining in the cable housing. Some of the more highly polished cables now available are good but compared to cheap stainless cable, teflon...
01-30-23, 10:29 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,235
Posted By cyccommute

Not nearly as often as you are representing. ...

Not nearly as often as you are representing. There are solutions to contamination as well. There are lots of sealed ferrules out there that will reduce the possibility of contamination. While...
01-29-23, 10:20 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,235
Posted By cyccommute

+1. I’m a long time volunteer (10 years in one of...

+1. I’m a long time volunteer (10 years in one of them) in two different co-ops where we get far more mechanical disc brake equipped bikes than hydraulic equipped bikes but, somehow, our “disc brake”...
01-29-23, 10:08 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,235
Posted By cyccommute

It’s right there in my post you quoted “…in...

It’s right there in my post you quoted “…in freezing drizzle as well as splash from melting snow pack and the resulting refreezing.”. I’ve experienced freezing rain. I’ve just never experienced...
01-29-23, 03:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,235
Posted By cyccommute

You are trying waaaay to hard to make hydraulics...

You are trying waaaay to hard to make hydraulics perfect and mechanicals a death trap. None of what you have said is true. I, like several others here, have gone for not just years but many...
01-28-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 498
Posted By cyccommute

If you can get the proper sized spokes, go with...

If you can get the proper sized spokes, go with the 278mm for the drive side and 280mm everywhere else. If you can’t find 278mm spokes, 280s will work but they aren’t optimal
01-28-23, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By cyccommute

It’s a glycol…likely propylene glycol. It has...

It’s a glycol…likely propylene glycol. It has virtually no vapor pressure so it won’t evaporate. It can wash off the outside but the propylene glycol dissolves into the rubber which won’t wash off....
01-28-23, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By cyccommute

Get a dental pick or other sharp pointy object...

Get a dental pick or other sharp pointy object and see if it catches on any of the wear spots. If the cup is pitted, it’s done. On the drive side, you can replace the freehub which means you don’t...
01-28-23, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By cyccommute

Agreed. My boots (Lake MKZ303) are over 10 years...

Agreed. My boots (Lake MKZ303) are over 10 years old now and still going strong. If anything they are too hot for much above 20°F. I have a pair of lighter boots for those days.

I used neoprene...
01-27-23, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By cyccommute

The Forney Transportation Museum has an okay, but...

The Forney Transportation Museum has an okay, but dated, bicycle display. They also have one of 6 Big Boys in existence. Theirs is the one that was involved in a derailment.
Forum: Touring
01-24-23, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By cyccommute

That’s partly because Adventure Cycle picked the...

That’s partly because Adventure Cycle picked the most god awful route across eastern Colorado there is. It would be hard to find a less interesting part of Colorado than Colorado 96 from Boone to the...
01-24-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By cyccommute

Best place to start is with good brakes. There...

Best place to start is with good brakes. There are none better than Paul’s cantilevers (https://www.paulcomp.com/shop/components/brakes/cantilever-brakes/touring-cantilever/). Good and solid, easy...
Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By cyccommute

We found that once you get off the Trace, things...

We found that once you get off the Trace, things get a lot more interesting.
Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By cyccommute

Seconded. Honestly, trading mechanicals for...

Seconded. Honestly, trading mechanicals for hydraulic is only a slight difference and not really worth the cost nor the future need for maintenance. Hydraulics need to be bled and have seals that...
01-22-23, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By cyccommute

The glaciers moved into Denver around Christmas...

The glaciers moved into Denver around Christmas and haven’t left since. This is one of those few years where winter doesn’t take a break here in Denver.
01-22-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 2,742,195
Posted By cyccommute

Honestly, a 1990s mountain bike is the historical...

Honestly, a 1990s mountain bike is the historical equivalent of an 1882 Columbia ordinary. A 1980s mountain bike is the equivalent of a draisienne (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandy_horse). I have...
Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 01:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By cyccommute

Natchez Trace. Far too many trees for this high...

Natchez Trace. Far too many trees for this high plains boy. Just one long boring straight road. Even the Seney Stretch (https://upsupply.co/journal/seney-stretch-m28) wasn’t as boring.

One of...
01-21-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By cyccommute

Vittoria has done this kind of sizing for a long...

Vittoria has done this kind of sizing for a long time, especially when it comes to the 700x35 tires. The ETRTO size has been 622x37 for at least the last 10 years or so.
01-20-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By cyccommute

Your least favorite bike.

Thanks to AdventureManCO, we got to highlight our (C&V) favorite rides. How about your least favorite ride. The one the languishes in the back of the garage. Fully functional (no frames or project...
01-20-23, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By cyccommute

Oh, come on. That is totally unrealistic.

Oh, come on. That is totally unrealistic.
01-20-23, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
Posted By cyccommute

Wrong kind of oil to be a fire hazard. Drying...

Wrong kind of oil to be a fire hazard. Drying oils like linseed oil produce heat during the oxidative curing process that can’t be shed quickly. The heat can build up to the point where the...
01-19-23, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By cyccommute

Shifting shouldn’t be a problem. I have indexed...

Shifting shouldn’t be a problem. I have indexed front shifting on several bikes with much wider range than you are proposing and they perform flawlessly. I have a road touring bike with a 44/34/20...
01-19-23, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By cyccommute

I’d suggest looking into bib tights. For “real...

I’d suggest looking into bib tights. For “real winter”, I find them far preferable to waist high tights. They are too hot for spring but for winter, nothing I’ve found is better. I have a bunch of...
01-19-23, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By cyccommute

As maddog34 said, try it. There’s nothing you can...

As maddog34 said, try it. There’s nothing you can do that would damage the bike or the derailer. If it doesn’t work on the stand, it won’t work on the road. And if it does work on the stand, it...
01-17-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,634
Posted By cyccommute

I had the rack eyelets added to the frame. ...

I had the rack eyelets added to the frame. Relatively trivial and not terribly expensive…about $40 per braze-on.

The bushing is completely replaceable and has been replaced on this bike after...
01-17-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,634
Posted By cyccommute

The soft tail on a 1998 Moots YBBeat. The tail...

The soft tail on a 1998 Moots YBBeat. The tail allows for about an inch and a half of travel and depends on the flex of the titanium stays. It’s not a long travel but it’s enough to take the sting...
01-17-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,205
Posted By cyccommute

No, but you just have bad habits. Most...

No, but you just have bad habits.



Most people avoid braking in corners because of the tendency of bicycles to unload the rear wheel.



Nope. That’s not how braking on a bicycle works. A...
01-17-23, 07:28 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,205
Posted By cyccommute

The rear brake locking…and the resultant skid…is...

The rear brake locking…and the resultant skid…is telling you that you are using too much front brake. When the rear brake skids, you get off the front brake since you are lifting the rear and losing...
01-16-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,150
Posted By cyccommute

When I was about 17 and my little brother was...

When I was about 17 and my little brother was about 15, he got the wild hair idea of building a super go-cart from a basket case motorcycle. He would use the engine and transmission in a frame he...
01-16-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 63,617
Posted By cyccommute

A near original 1997 Schwinn Homegrown LXT...

A near original 1997 Schwinn Homegrown LXT (https://bonustomato.com/models/1997-homegrown-hardtail-lxt-ht) came into my shop recently. White Industries crank (original), XT shifters and derailers,...
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