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10-09-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,291
Posted By SalsaShark

Don't honk when you pass a cyclist. Do you honk...

Don't honk when you pass a cyclist. Do you honk when you overtake any other vehicle? Do you honk when you pass by a car in the slow lane on the interstate? Why do motorists feel the need to honk at...
10-07-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,163
Posted By SalsaShark

People that want to ride will find a way to ride....

People that want to ride will find a way to ride.
These 'barriers' only seem to hinder people that don't really have the mindset to cycle in the first place. It really boils down to comfort. People...
09-19-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By SalsaShark

Disc brake rotors will sometimes rub the pads...

Disc brake rotors will sometimes rub the pads when riding hard out of the saddle, and throwing the bike back and forth. Might be worth a check of pad clearance and caliper alignment
09-11-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By SalsaShark

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Found a photo of a 6500, and looks to be a step ferrule of...
09-05-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 644
Posted By SalsaShark

The latter.

The latter.
08-28-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,354
Posted By SalsaShark

You might as well just have the cashier throw...

You might as well just have the cashier throw your groceries in the road for you to pick up. This is where they are going to end up anyway.
08-21-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,262
Posted By SalsaShark

I think my record is 3 or 4 flats repaired on a...

I think my record is 3 or 4 flats repaired on a rainy day years ago.
I carry one spare tube, a frame pump, a patch kit, and a tire lever. Obviously I prefer to patch tubes in my garage, but...
08-13-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By SalsaShark

I use a #1 Phillip's screwdriver whose handle is...

I use a #1 Phillip's screwdriver whose handle is slightly smaller than the ID of the steerer to drive starnuts. Works good and the screwdriver fits through the threading in the starnut, giving you...
07-19-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,231
Posted By SalsaShark

It's really not. Just because the OP erroneously...

It's really not. Just because the OP erroneously decided to factor in fuel costs into owning a car does not mean that it is warranted.
Comparing apples to apples, the price of owning a vehicle, be...
07-19-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,231
Posted By SalsaShark

It's really not. Just because the OP erroneously...

It's really not. Just because the OP erroneously decided to factor in fuel costs into owning a car does not mean that it is warranted.
Comparing apples to apples, the price of owning a vehicle, be...
07-18-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,231
Posted By SalsaShark

Do you factor in your food costs when you tally...

Do you factor in your food costs when you tally up how much you spend on bicycles and maintenance/parts per year?
07-16-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,231
Posted By SalsaShark

When I had a car that I called my own, it cost me...

When I had a car that I called my own, it cost me less than $1000 per year.
Our current family car still probably comes close to that figure, if you do not factor in fuel costs.
Forum: Fatbikes
07-14-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By SalsaShark

Sounds like your tire's casing was compromised...

Sounds like your tire's casing was compromised due to it having been impaled by a screw. Sometimes it is just time for a new tire.
It sounds like the tire repair was performed by you - I do not see...
06-28-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,692
Posted By SalsaShark

Was the bike purchased at full listed price, or...

Was the bike purchased at full listed price, or was it on sale or haggled down in price? It really isn't the dollar amount spent as much as the profit margin that would sway my answer.
As a consumer...
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,020
Posted By SalsaShark

I purchased a long sleeve O'Neill UV protection...

I purchased a long sleeve O'Neill UV protection sunscreen shirt last year. It fits like a tight base layer, so it is pretty aerodynamic and light weight, and the fabric wicks moisture efficiently...
06-28-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By SalsaShark

For some reason I read all threads started by...

For some reason I read all threads started by AOSTIRMOTOR as though they are being narrated as 'Deep Thoughts' by Jack Handy. However, these posts are usually not as humorous as the aforementioned...
06-16-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,025
Posted By SalsaShark

I believe that since you are describing all of...

I believe that since you are describing all of the brand names that you find on the various components of your bicycle, which are there to help differentiate said component from other similar...
06-16-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,499
Posted By SalsaShark

I had a lady pull up in the lane beside me on my...

I had a lady pull up in the lane beside me on my commute one day and tell me I need to get off the road. I told her if she has a problem to simply pass in the adjacent lane, or that she simply get...
06-16-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,760
Posted By SalsaShark

I have cursed aloud at some stiff headwinds in my...

I have cursed aloud at some stiff headwinds in my days! 🚴‍♂️🌬
06-15-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By SalsaShark

How did I not see this in time?

How did I not see this in time?
06-15-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,264
Posted By SalsaShark

Me either; that's why I took the bike! 😉

Me either; that's why I took the bike! 😉
Forum: Touring
06-05-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,570
Posted By SalsaShark

Velo Orange makes a stylish 63mm fluted fender...

Velo Orange makes a stylish 63mm fluted fender rated for tires upto 55mm width. I have installed a couple sets of the VO fenders, and have been very happy with the quality.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,098
Posted By SalsaShark

Tried the Conti GP5K - tried to like them, but...

Tried the Conti GP5K - tried to like them, but any kind of hit to the sidewall (rock in the road, or riding on gravel) would destroy the tire. After having to discard two sets of these, I gave up on...
05-25-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By SalsaShark

Remove and grease the threads on the bolts of the...

Remove and grease the threads on the bolts of the stem faceplate, the bolts that fix the stem to the steerer tube, and the bolt that threads into the starnut (if an aluminum steerer). Make sure the...
05-24-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,542
Posted By SalsaShark

Rubber side down

Rubber side down
05-04-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,116
Posted By SalsaShark

A properly patched tube will serve you as...

A properly patched tube will serve you as reliably as a new tube would. I never throw away a tube unless it has a valve stem issue or large tear in the rubber - they get patched and put back into...
05-02-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By SalsaShark

Soak in Evaporust

Soak in Evaporust
04-23-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By SalsaShark

I have drafted many a vehicle in my day, but even...

I have drafted many a vehicle in my day, but even i would not trust somebody else's skills of properly securing that pickup to the trailer. Also, drafting on gravel sounds horrible, unless your lungs...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,946
Posted By SalsaShark

I never take a day off, commuting every work day...

I never take a day off, commuting every work day (10-20 miles/day depending on route), all year through all weather conditions. Have been doing this for years. I had one year that I rode 364/365...
04-08-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,711
Posted By SalsaShark

If being encumbered by a saddlebag of essential...

If being encumbered by a saddlebag of essential roadside mechanical tools and consumables slows your roll enough to worry, you are riding with the wrong group.
04-05-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 701
Posted By SalsaShark

So you are trying to put an adjustable riser stem...

So you are trying to put an adjustable riser stem on a carbon steerer.
The problem you forsee is how to set the bearing preload on the headset upon installation. This is a valid concern. My guess is...
04-05-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,044
Posted By SalsaShark

In my experience, if the caliper arms are stiff...

In my experience, if the caliper arms are stiff enough to not flex in use, the seat stays will flex instead. This flex is usually a byproduct of the braking system having more than adequate power...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By SalsaShark

Commuting in 40's, rain & wind. Riding is not...

Commuting in 40's, rain & wind.
Riding is not glorious this time of year in the upper midwest.
Forum: Touring
02-24-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,042
Posted By SalsaShark

Blades are plentiful from numerous manufactures,...

Blades are plentiful from numerous manufactures, but you may have to order online if not in a major market.
If you have never used a double edge safety razor, get a sampler pack of blades and some...
02-20-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 849
Posted By SalsaShark

Cygolite still offers a couple of headlights in...

Cygolite still offers a couple of headlights in their Expilion series that have removable li-ion battery sticks. I have had the 700 for years, and it gets very good battery life, but I also like to...
02-06-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,882
Posted By SalsaShark

Just use the other lane and pass them....seems...

Just use the other lane and pass them....seems easy enough, no?
01-27-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By SalsaShark

This looks like a common OEM cartridge style...

This looks like a common OEM cartridge style square taper bottom bracket. They are not designed to be serviced. You look to have somehow destroyed yours and will likely have a difficult time...
01-21-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,737
Posted By SalsaShark

Trust me, wind makes a difference. Say I am...

Trust me, wind makes a difference. Say I am comfortable at 15°f wearing similar head attire as your photo, ie: glasses, skull cap, helmet, fleece gaiter. I am fine with this attire if the wind is...
12-05-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By SalsaShark

With all the salt and slush on the roads in the...

With all the salt and slush on the roads in the winter in my neck of the woods, I am essentially riding through salt water for 3-4 months out of the year, albeit in shallower depths than you did. ...
12-03-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,044
Posted By SalsaShark

Cider & Whisky

Cider & Whisky
12-01-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 677
Posted By SalsaShark

Make sure a ball did not get down into the...

Make sure a ball did not get down into the headtube before everything was tightened up....I think I had that happen once with similar results.
11-13-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By SalsaShark

Bring the fork to the store. Test on the steerer...

Bring the fork to the store. Test on the steerer tube.
10-27-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,148
Posted By SalsaShark

10-cents per mile, but it sure feels like a penny...

10-cents per mile, but it sure feels like a penny per mile!
10-23-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,723
Posted By SalsaShark

I believe the cable needs to form to the bends it...

I believe the cable needs to form to the bends it must take within the shift levers when being used after a new cable is installed. These bends eventually are worked into the memory of the cable, and...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,723
Posted By SalsaShark

While I cannot speculate as to the reason for...

While I cannot speculate as to the reason for your discomfort, I can give some tips that have helped me.
I tried using some chamois padded shorts years ago, and found that I was getting more saddle...
09-30-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,248
Posted By SalsaShark

It bothers me that America views driving as a...

It bothers me that America views driving as a 'right' of sorts, and not an earned privilege. The fact that this driver's license was not revoked on the spot speaks volumes as to the indifference...
09-25-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 601,348
Posted By SalsaShark

Just finished a teardown and refurb on this 1980...

Just finished a teardown and refurb on this 1980 model 414. Original Superbe calipers comfortably reach the brake track on my Ukai/Sueze 700c wheelset, running 32mm tires and an 11-32t 7-speed...
09-11-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,456
Posted By SalsaShark

Don't backpedal in the 10t. The only variable...

Don't backpedal in the 10t. The only variable that will change the backpedaling performance is changing the chainline. The rear derailleur has no bearing on this, being placed after the cassette...
07-17-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By SalsaShark

You can get a new 7/8 speed square taper crankset...

You can get a new 7/8 speed square taper crankset with 28/38/48 in either Shimano's Altus or Acera group. Price is +/- $35-50 respectively.
If appears your rear cluster is a 7-speed freewheel, and...
06-30-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,906
Posted By SalsaShark

Whilst posted as a humorous suggestion to the OP,...

Whilst posted as a humorous suggestion to the OP, most E-Bikes I encounter seem to cut out assist about 20 mph. Although it takes a bit of effort, it is not that difficult to leave one behind. The...
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