Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: chucky
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 1.00 seconds.
01-08-14, 01:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,454
Posted By chucky

Below is a private message I received back in...

Below is a private message I received back in November along with my response:




Sorry for the delayed response -- I just completed a 58-day unsupported cycle transit from New York to Los...
06-12-13, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By chucky

That's not true the nominal ID is 1.380" ...

That's not true the nominal ID is 1.380"
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/pvc-cpvc-pipes-dimensions-d_795.html
I have a piece right here and that's what it measures.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-13, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By chucky

Cloth hockey stick tape that hockey players put...

Cloth hockey stick tape that hockey players put on their blades.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,755
Posted By chucky

With the member discount repair work can also be...

With the member discount repair work can also be a bargain. I've never been entirely satisfied with any mechanic working on my bikes who isn't me because no matter what their level of knowledge they...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-13, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,323
Posted By chucky

Another fast tire with inverted tread and thin...

Another fast tire with inverted tread and thin sidewalls is the Intense MK2...
http://www.intensetyres.com/itdj-mk-210.html
Unfortunately in the 26" diameter they're not available thinner than...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-13, 11:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,323
Posted By chucky

If all things were equal then how is it possible...

If all things were equal then how is it possible that narrower tyres and wider tyres wouldn't be equally fast, Mr Smartypants? :p

Actually although you are correct that wider tires have lower...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-13, 10:42 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 43,246
Posted By chucky

Maybe it's because Brompton owners are all...

Maybe it's because Brompton owners are all business whereas Dahon owners tend to be out for fun? I mean, let's face it that's what most people want from a bike and that's why Dahon sells more bikes...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-13, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,188
Posted By chucky

+1 Since DarkVader owns all 3 I think he...

+1

Since DarkVader owns all 3 I think he would be the best judge as to which one is best.
06-11-13, 10:22 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 34,294
Posted By chucky

One way to learn to live with this is to turn the...

One way to learn to live with this is to turn the shifter past the gear you want and then back down...most people wouldn't think of this technique because you can't do it with a derailleur that needs...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-13, 09:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,950
Posted By chucky

I've put some miles onto my WT5 over the last 6...

I've put some miles onto my WT5 over the last 6 months, but never got around to updating:

-I put on the SKS P35 Fender Set which is only speced for tires up to 28mm, but works fine with the wide...
06-02-13, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,946
Posted By chucky

Yes! At this time I can't recall an exact quote...

Yes! At this time I can't recall an exact quote from David Wilson's "Bicycling Science", but this is how bicycle engineering progresses:
Destruction!
06-01-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By chucky

I know we've bristled each other a bit over the...

I know we've bristled each other a bit over the years, but I didn't know you had a back injury...that sucks.

Of course I'm not trying to tell you what you should think is a good way to setup a...
06-01-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By chucky

Thanks. That's fine, but the bars...

Thanks.



That's fine, but the bars pictured in the OP are attached to a recumbent on which I could never quite figure how the drops should go. :)

Now I know there's a school of thought that...
06-01-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,946
Posted By chucky

By athletic tape I simply meant generic cotton...

By athletic tape I simply meant generic cotton tape...

Would it "hurt acceleration and braking, ride comfort, and grip"? Probably but it seems pretty similar in essence to what tire carcasses are...
06-01-13, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By chucky

Agreed and if I had to replace my three IGH gear...

Agreed and if I had to replace my three IGH gear trains from scratch I think I'd go with the Sturmey 5-speed for all of them, but since I got what I got (including the Jtek) I intend to make the...
06-01-13, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,679
Posted By chucky

Heh I guess that would work in Canada :)...around...

Heh I guess that would work in Canada :)...around here auto/car/truck stores look at me like I have 10 heads if I ask for anything metric as do the mom and pop hardware stores...only store around...
06-01-13, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,946
Posted By chucky

Yeah, sorry I thought "chock" in my head but...

Yeah, sorry I thought "chock" in my head but after I typed "chucky" I continued typing "chuck".

Can the mods fix the spelling in the title?
06-01-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By chucky

Yes (if you have the right model), but I still...

Yes (if you have the right model), but I still think it's better to be able to convert the same part into multiple uses rather than having to buy a new/different part for each use due to lack of...
06-01-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By chucky

That's only SOME sturmey archer hubs that offer a...

That's only SOME sturmey archer hubs that offer a variety of shift levers...the 8-speed, for example, only offers a twist grip and I have no idea about the various vintage models. I'm also not sure...
06-01-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,679
Posted By chucky

Probably best if you measure it to make sure...

Probably best if you measure it to make sure you're getting the right size (because I wouldn't guarantee that every seat post clamp ever manufactured in the history of mankind has used the same size...
06-01-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By chucky

Chucky's tip of the day #2 - mounting Jtek's IGH shifter anywhere you want

This is for the Jtek Bar-end Shifter for Internal Hubs:
http://jtekengineering.com/barendshifter.php

Shifter selection for internally geared hubs generally sucks. You either got those grip...
06-01-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,946
Posted By chucky

Chucky's tip of the day - Bicycle wheel chock

Nobody makes plain 'ol regular wheel chocks for bicycles (you know, triangular blocks to keep the wheel from rolling) and the types of wheel blocks they do make (ie to compliment rear wheel indoor...
04-14-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,518
Posted By chucky

Thanks I appreciate your input and am not at all...

Thanks I appreciate your input and am not at all offend by opinions or observations contrary to my own because I never know which puzzle piece might be the one needed to complete the puzzle (even if...
04-14-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,518
Posted By chucky

In my experience there's a lot of people that say...

In my experience there's a lot of people that say you "should" do this or that when it comes to bikes and other things, but in light of actual testing in the real world it's downright shocking how...
04-14-13, 04:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,692
Posted By chucky

If it's not that then it'll be something else: ...

If it's not that then it'll be something else:
310794
I moved the chain to a new frame where it's still going strong.

...but I guess people don't have catastrophic failures when all they do...
04-14-13, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,692
Posted By chucky

Are you offering to buy me half a beer? Thanks...

Are you offering to buy me half a beer? Thanks I'll take it! :)
04-14-13, 03:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,692
Posted By chucky

So you've never replaced a chain? Same one passed...

So you've never replaced a chain? Same one passed down from your greatgranddaddy still working with no trouble?



No, I just use the same cog and chainring (well actually I replaced the...
04-14-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,518
Posted By chucky

Definitely not. Sure the force is levered by the...

Definitely not. Sure the force is levered by the cranks, but it's arm strength pushing the crank instead of leg strength and you're not even giving it 100% like you are when pedaling. I think if...
04-14-13, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,692
Posted By chucky

You guys are pretty dumb...my cogs cost $2-$3 and...

You guys are pretty dumb...my cogs cost $2-$3 and I've never had to replace one for wear reasons. Same goes for chainrings if they are steel and, if you want to use an aluminum chainring then you...
04-14-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,518
Posted By chucky

Much less brutal than using a derailleur. Just...

Much less brutal than using a derailleur. Just ask the drivetrain which lasts much much longer this way.
04-14-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,518
Posted By chucky

This is true, but the chain is what gets the most...

This is true, but the chain is what gets the most abuse because it is exposed to the elements. Therefore, it's better to shift the burden to the enclosed portion of the drivetrain which will last...
04-14-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,692
Posted By chucky

And why should we care about chain stretch?...

And why should we care about chain stretch? Riders of chain driven motorcycles know that chains are supposed to have an initial break in of rapid stretching. Worrying about chain stretch is just a...
04-14-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,692
Posted By chucky

Because it's the only way to keep severely...

Because it's the only way to keep severely stretched chains from jumping off the cogs.

So if you ride a lot of miles and you don't want to send the bikeman's children to college by replacing...
04-14-13, 01:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,692
Posted By chucky

Tip for you: Chain tensioning technique

(this is a repost from the mechanic's forum that I thought might also be of interest here)

I would like to share with you an excellent technique I stumbled upon for tensioning single-cog...
04-14-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,518
Posted By chucky

Tip for you: chain tensioning technique

I would like to share with you an excellent technique I stumbled upon for tensioning single-cog drivetrains (ie with horizontal dropouts or eccentric/hubs).

First off, you are probably wondering...
03-10-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,387
Posted By chucky

Ah, good find. I wonder why they don't link to...

Ah, good find. I wonder why they don't link to that version of the manual from the S-RF5(W) technical page? Instead they link to this version which replaces the second page with the exploded diagram...
03-10-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,387
Posted By chucky

Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
03-10-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,387
Posted By chucky

I have the instructions that came with my hub and...

I have the instructions that came with my hub and the adjustment is in second gear and I know how to adjust it...but since the shifter isn't marked I don't know which gear is second on the shifter...
03-10-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,387
Posted By chucky

Sturmey Archer 5-speed shifter: taught or slack cable?

Hi, I have a 2 month old bike with the post 2009 version of this hub and, after installing a new cog and chain, I can't remember which shifter position is 1st gear and which is 5th gear in order to...
03-10-13, 03:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,499
Posted By chucky

+1 Just use a soldering iron to put a drop of...

+1 Just use a soldering iron to put a drop of solder on the end...available at any plumbling, hardware, or electronics store.
03-10-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By chucky

This only works for single cog setups (ie...

This only works for single cog setups (ie internal gears, singlespeed, or fixed gear), but:
I "lube" my new chains by dipping them in a bath of melted candle wax once and only once before installing...
02-13-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,454
Posted By chucky

You need to keep the water from evaporating...

You need to keep the water from evaporating against your skin and from convecting away heat and the key is to COMBINE a completely impermeable outer layer (properly weaved nylon, neoprene, etc) to...
12-30-12, 11:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,798
Posted By chucky

But do the self healing tubes work at higher...

But do the self healing tubes work at higher pressures?

I just use kevlar belted tires front/rear PLUS a StopFlats2 tire liner in the rear (has to be that brand...others don't work as well) and...
12-30-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,798
Posted By chucky

Yeah I try to "knead" the patch a little with my...

Yeah I try to "knead" the patch a little with my fingers while it dries. I just keep pressing anywhere that looks like it might be a potential place for air to leak (like around the edges) and...
12-30-12, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By chucky

Well I'll have you know that despite having...

Well I'll have you know that despite having assembled all my bikes with multitools (except obvious major operations like BB installation, pressing in headset cups to frame, etc), my bolts never come...
12-30-12, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By chucky

First you say the bike WAS properly assembled...

First you say the bike WAS properly assembled from the box ("you know how tight the seat was on initially? thats how tight you should put it before riding") and then you say it needed adjustment...
12-30-12, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By chucky

Ok, nevermind guys I was able to loosen it by...

Ok, nevermind guys I was able to loosen it by using a T40 Torx bit on a long ratchet handle...not a perfect fit for the M6 bolt, but close enough to do the job.

And obviously the issue is that the...
12-30-12, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By chucky

seat stuck to seatpost

I bought a bikesdirect bike and it came in the mail, eveything nice and new and the seat already installed onto the seatpost, but there's one really annoying problem:
I can't seem to loosen the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-27-12, 01:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 33,876
Posted By chucky

To get back on topic: The pedals I prefer are...

To get back on topic:
The pedals I prefer are Wellgo/Xpedo detachable platform pedals because they're smoother, lighter, more durable, more compact, and more versatile than "folding" pedals and much...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-27-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 33,876
Posted By chucky

Unless the ability to prophesy the future...

Unless the ability to prophesy the future decisions of other road users is part of being a "good rider" it's hard to see how the roadie could possibly shift a few gears while coming to a stop and,...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.