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Forum: Touring
06-21-13, 05:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,030
Posted By d_D

http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-042/index.html ...

http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-042/index.html
So the freezing thing can happen.

Bb drain holes are one of those things that doesn't really have a right or wrong answer. I find water does make it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-13, 12:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 27,540
Posted By d_D

I have a Domane 4.5 with full fenders and 25mm...

I have a Domane 4.5 with full fenders and 25mm tyres. I'm using crud road racers but I don't see why other fenders designed for close clearance frames / calipers would not work. I also know a couple...
11-16-11, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,480
Posted By d_D

If they are deformed the cranks will move on the...

If they are deformed the cranks will move on the spindle and loosen the bolts. Once the bolts are loose the crank can move freely on the spindle which further deforms the hole. Then you have trouble...
01-25-10, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By d_D

Look at the thickness of the dropouts in the...

Look at the thickness of the dropouts in the second picture. No way dropouts that thick are crimped tubing. Plus Pashley tend to produce heavy, durable and expensive products. Extreamly unlikley they...
Forum: Touring
01-12-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By d_D

http://opencyclemap.org/ All the data is...

http://opencyclemap.org/

All the data is user created so it isn't complete. The routes that are there however usually have plenty of detail. It also gives a good overview of where the routes are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,859
Posted By d_D

I'm sure they mean "cross-country" in the mtb...

I'm sure they mean "cross-country" in the mtb sense.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-country_cycling
Something you would have to do with lots of care with small wheels and weak folding frame.
11-20-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,753
Posted By d_D

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Bicycles/Maintenance_...

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Bicycles/Maintenance_and_Repair
10-19-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 985
Posted By d_D

http://www.openstreetmap.org/ if you have not...

http://www.openstreetmap.org/ if you have not come across it already. A project approaching this sort or thing from the bottom up.

The problem with transit planing is that you need to know what is...
Forum: Touring
10-14-09, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By d_D

A trials setup should be using very soft grippy...

A trials setup should be using very soft grippy pads intended to lock the wheel up as easily as possible. With conventional pads they usually feel pretty similar to cantis.

In my experience the...
Forum: Touring
10-11-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By d_D

Sun Rhyno Lite rims are known to make tyre...

Sun Rhyno Lite rims are known to make tyre mounting/removal difficult. The section of the rim where the rim tape sits is a lot shallower than most rims. This prevents the bead sinking into the rim as...
10-10-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By d_D

Something here really doesn't add up. Shimano xt...

Something here really doesn't add up. Shimano xt front hubs typically use 10 3/16" balls per side without a cage.
There is no space to fit 11 balls and a cage.

A bearing cage is a stamped piece...
10-04-09, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By d_D

It looks like it's intended to look nice hanging...

It looks like it's intended to look nice hanging from a hook while someone with a paul hub works on their bike. It doesn't really look like it's intended for hard day to day use.

To start with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By d_D

They are welded not lugged. ...

They are welded not lugged.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/orangebrompton/52746188/sizes/l/
Forum: Touring
09-30-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,131
Posted By d_D

So, how do you replace one of the bearings...

So, how do you replace one of the bearings pressed into the freehub body in a field with two allen keys?
Cleaning the freewheel mechanism is something you can do on many cartridge bearing hubs with...
09-27-09, 10:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,950
Posted By d_D

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/2436/img0004dn....

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/2436/img0004dn.jpg

Yes people mistake shifting aids as damaged teeth all the time but if someone includes a photo at least look at it first. That crack is not...
Forum: Touring
09-13-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,641
Posted By d_D

I used the same size spokes on both sides of the...

I used the same size spokes on both sides of the only front disk wheel I have built.
09-09-09, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By d_D

If you swap the lines at the lever end at worst...

If you swap the lines at the lever end at worst you will introduce a little air to the system.
I'd plan on having to at bleed the brakes a little to remove this air.

With some models you can...
06-06-09, 09:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,250
Posted By d_D

If phil placed the cartridge bearing behind a...

If phil placed the cartridge bearing behind a decent seal instead of leaving it exposed at the edge of the hub shell they wouldn't need the kludge of packing the bearings full to the brim with thick...
04-29-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By d_D

I'd guess they are around the same age as the...

I'd guess they are around the same age as the bike. The original owner could even have had the bike shop fit them when they brought the bike.
There should be a model number printed on the rotating...
01-24-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,478
Posted By d_D

I keep my patch kit in a small air tight...

I keep my patch kit in a small air tight tupperware container. Since I started doing that I haven't had any problems with glue drying up.
11-29-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,991
Posted By d_D

If you are right why is brinelling practically...

If you are right why is brinelling practically unheard of on bikes ridden off-road? Impacts are much bigger than typically occur on the road and long suspension forks have a lot more leverage on the...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-08, 01:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,735
Posted By d_D

I'm sure with current plastic tech you could...

I'm sure with current plastic tech you could produce a very good chaincase for pretty cheap. Fitting a chaincase on the other hand is always going to be a bit of a fiddly operation. I wouldn't be...
11-17-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 6,942
Posted By d_D

One of the big issues in this thread is how much...

One of the big issues in this thread is how much other industry depends on the auto industry for work. Of from the other direction how much the auto industry depends on other industries to get the...
11-14-08, 05:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,091
Posted By d_D

I'm not a big fan of phils because of the exposed...

I'm not a big fan of phils because of the exposed bearing seals. IME cartridge bearing seals along won't keep water out forever. Not great considering many cheaper hubs work just as well and give the...
11-14-08, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By d_D

Car brake lights are really bright. They need to...

Car brake lights are really bright. They need to be visible both in daylight and above the cars normal lights in the dark.

How do you do the same thing with a bicycle light which is pretty much...
10-31-08, 04:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,155
Posted By d_D

I wonder how forks get bent in the first place....

I wonder how forks get bent in the first place. (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=184753)
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,880
Posted By d_D

It's easy to underestimate how hard low volume...

It's easy to underestimate how hard low volume production in a higher wage country can be. Working for a manufacturer with similar volume but completely different product I think it's pretty unlikely...
10-17-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By d_D

If you have the hub it's easy enough to do the...

If you have the hub it's easy enough to do the measurements yourself.
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/spocalc.htm#MeasureHubAndRim
10-11-08, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By d_D

The clip has been beefed up a fair bit compared...

The clip has been beefed up a fair bit compared to the 3.0. The latch that holds the light in the bike mount has also been moved onto the bike mount so you don't have to flex open the clip to remove...
09-05-08, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By d_D

I have a DH-3N70 hub which has been under water a...

I have a DH-3N70 hub which has been under water a few times without problem. The other shimano hubs perhaps don't have such good seals. If there is water in there it will take its time getting back...
08-30-08, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By d_D

Already has its own thread. ...

Already has its own thread.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=458354
Why copy and paste that here when you can just link to it?
06-29-08, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,938
Posted By d_D

The old hope rotors with lightening bolt shaped...

The old hope rotors with lightening bolt shaped holes very occasionally cracked at the ends of the lightening bolts. Perhaps a reason to avoid rotors with intricate cut outs. Rotors with holes don't...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,841
Posted By d_D

This is what I did. Yellow reflects better than...

This is what I did. Yellow reflects better than red but combined with red hopefully still indicates it's the rear of something. 3M DOT tape doesn't bend that well but the glue is good enough it...
06-21-08, 08:58 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,959
Posted By d_D

If taxis are so efficient then why are they so...

If taxis are so efficient then why are they so expensive? I've never used a taxi that wasn't 5 to 10 times more expensive than using a bus or train. None of the taxi drivers I've ever know have been...
06-21-08, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By d_D

RFID won't work. It's really no different to...

RFID won't work. It's really no different to visible identification marks like serial numbers. In order for it to work everybody has to buy into the system.

Manufactures need to start marking...
06-15-08, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By d_D

If you have a UN72 then neither cups are part of...

If you have a UN72 then neither cups are part of the shell and can be removed. Given a bit of use either cup can end up attached to the BB when it is removed from a frame. A bit of persuasion should...
05-31-08, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,109
Posted By d_D

If you have to open up a clamp use a coin instead...

If you have to open up a clamp use a coin instead of a screwdriver. Easier and doesn't mark the clamp.

Take the bolt out of the front of the clamp.
Stick a coin in the slot.
Screw the bolt in...
05-28-08, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By d_D

I just screw a couple of spokes into opposite...

I just screw a couple of spokes into opposite holes. Then grab the spokes with a pair of pliers and unscrew the cap. The cap isn't that tight so it shouldn't be too hard to find something that works....
05-27-08, 02:54 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,429
Posted By d_D

Taking care of the waste from nuclear weapon...

Taking care of the waste from nuclear weapon production didn't exactly go well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Flats_Plant is one example. There are many more.

The human problems with...
03-13-08, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By d_D

Stop waiting for some corporation to give you...

Stop waiting for some corporation to give you what you want and DIY (http://www.openstreetmap.org/).

Having done a fair bit of surveying myself I'm not surprised google doesn't have the data...
02-17-08, 09:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,460
Posted By d_D

I've done it before. It's not really that...

I've done it before. It's not really that difficult. The biggest problem I had was adjusting the bearings after reassembly. Instead of a cup and cone hub where a locknut is used to hold the cone in...
02-17-08, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By d_D

With shimano at least only the (guide) pulley...

With shimano at least only the (guide) pulley closest to the cassette has deliberate side to side play. The lower (tension) pulley doesn't. That's why higher end shimano mechs use a cartridge bearing...
Forum: Touring
01-27-08, 11:04 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,519
Posted By d_D

It's worse than that. Not only does the fuel...

It's worse than that. Not only does the fuel weigh a lot less to start with it gets lighter as burnt fuel is released into the atmosphere.
An empty fuel bottle doesn't weight that much, a flat...
01-17-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,392
Posted By d_D

I don't know of any legitimate reason to build a...

I don't know of any legitimate reason to build a mtb frame with no brake mounts. Plus cable guides for a rear mech but no hanger and lack of paint. Perhaps there was a cock up at the factory.

If...
01-15-08, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,809
Posted By d_D

Stick the garmin in USB mass storage mode (setup...

Stick the garmin in USB mass storage mode (setup -> interface on my venture) and it will behave like a card reader allowing you to get at the files on the sd card. Or just take the sd card out and...
01-09-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By d_D

Mobile phones will no more obsolete GPS receivers...

Mobile phones will no more obsolete GPS receivers than they obsoleted digital cameras, for largly the same reasons.
Forum: Touring
01-06-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By d_D

I've been told the national byway maps can be a...

I've been told the national byway maps can be a bit out of date. For instance they don't even sell a map for the south east. Bit of a pain because there isn't really another way to find out where the...
12-29-07, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,189
Posted By d_D

I don't think the electronic compass is really...

I don't think the electronic compass is really needed on a bicycle where you generally move quickly enough the gps can easily work out what direction you are traveling. Slower speeds on foot might be...
12-26-07, 07:59 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,988
Posted By d_D

I don't use the eyelets as I use a rack in the...

I don't use the eyelets as I use a rack in the summer to avoid wearing a back pack when it's hot. The frame is an on-one inbred.
Forum: Touring
12-25-07, 04:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,032
Posted By d_D

I find it uncomfortable for the same reasons. I...

I find it uncomfortable for the same reasons. I don't think there is really any getting around it with a HH, they just don't provide a flat surface to sleep on like a bed. I find lying on my side is...
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