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Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By RubeRad

I have never carried coffee on a bike. Or covfefe...

I have never carried coffee on a bike. Or covfefe even. I have stuck a half-empty slurpee in a water bottle cage a few times, that's about as creative as I get.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By RubeRad

It's special, the air goes on the outside of the...

It's special, the air goes on the outside of the tire. Before you ride, make sure the external air pressure is somewhere between 0.8-1.2 ATM.
Forum: Foo
06-18-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By RubeRad

There was an adorable little cartoon called...

There was an adorable little cartoon called Making Fiends, in the town there was a stand where you could buy either Ice Clam Cones or Clam Cream Cones, I forget which
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By RubeRad

cold pizza is solid enough you can just toss a...

cold pizza is solid enough you can just toss a slice (or pile of a couple slices) in a ziploc. If a few pieces of topping dislodge, you can always put them back on before you microwave (or eat cold)
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By RubeRad

I love Camelbak Podium, the valve is the best...

I love Camelbak Podium, the valve is the best (except it's basically impossible to clean the guts inside the valve).

Every time I'm at salvation army I sift through the tons of water bottles and...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By RubeRad

You could always put sealant into extra thick...

You could always put sealant into extra thick tubes inside of extra thick tires with tough tire liners...

There's also airless tires. It's been a number of years since I've seen Tannus ...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By RubeRad

I also put sealant (homebrew) into my commuter...

I also put sealant (homebrew) into my commuter tubes, and I guess it got rid of flats. I didn't have that many to begin with, decent suburban roads/bike lanes, wide schwalbe marathon tires with low...
06-18-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,242
Posted By RubeRad

I've been to the fair once in my life. Mid 90s....

I've been to the fair once in my life. Mid 90s. My sister was doing a dance performance with a swing-dancing group she was in. Paid for parking, paid for entrance, walked in, saw the dance, walked...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 97,515
Posted By RubeRad

I agree hitch pin, the gooves are probably so at...

I agree hitch pin, the gooves are probably so at whatever depth it comes out of your hitch after sticking through, you can secure it with a spring clip (not quite a cotter pin, which would need a...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,616
Posted By RubeRad

There's a BF user that used to be around here,...

There's a BF user that used to be around here, Sixty-fiver, haven't seen him in a while. I saw once on his website a tutorial for DIY'ing a studded tire by poking lots of small screws through a...
06-17-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 2,658,812
Posted By RubeRad

I don't know, I can't hear you from here. But you...

I don't know, I can't hear you from here. But you did type it into the internets.
06-17-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 2,658,812
Posted By RubeRad

He used calipers to determine that crack is only...

He used calipers to determine that crack is only 40% the thickness of the entire tire at that point
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,573
Posted By RubeRad

^^^WIN^^^ That is the cutest puppy

^^^WIN^^^

That is the cutest puppy
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By RubeRad

Well, the past 3 years at least they've been...

Well, the past 3 years at least they've been cracking and I've been putting off replacing them. Probably I pushed it way past where I should for the sake of my family's safety (and I'm grateful there...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By RubeRad

Thx those are good tips. For my reference,...

Thx those are good tips.

For my reference, here's 303 at Amazon...
06-15-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By RubeRad

Here's one for $82...

Here's one for $82 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Ops-Alloy-MTB-1x-Crankset-Bk-ops-Mtb-175x32-10-11-12s-76bcd-W-24mm-Bb-Bk/282592711954?epid=2088634872&hash=item41cbd69512:g:r2QAAOSwdjdaAlD3). Looks...
06-15-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By RubeRad

My LBS says QBP says no. So I guess I'm shopping...

My LBS says QBP says no. So I guess I'm shopping for a new crankset. Will probably buy that cheap chinese one off ebay for $50.

Meanwhile, if anybody has a line on somebody wanting to unload a...
06-15-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By RubeRad

For reference, here's a 1x crankset that is...

For reference, here's a 1x crankset that is affordable...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By RubeRad

Car tires last too long

So I just had to buy new tires for 'my' car (our 2nd car), turns out last time I bought tires for that car was late 2010, so they lasted almost 9 years. 7 of those years I have been 90+%...
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,223
Posted By RubeRad

Does that mean he was showing how to block other...

Does that mean he was showing how to block other people's security cameras to assist robbery? "cover up" doesn't sound like the right phrase, sounds more like hiding your own security cameras so...
06-15-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By RubeRad

I will call LBS when they open, if it is possible...

I will call LBS when they open, if it is possible to order a left arm I expect it would be the best solution. I guess the arms are alu, because it says the spindle is cromoly. I forgot to say, this...
06-15-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By RubeRad

left crank falling off

Tried to go for a mtb ride today, left crankarm (Surly Mr Whirly) came loose. With my multitool I was able to wrangle the two pinchbolts and get it back on, 5min later it was falling off again. So I...
06-13-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,685
Posted By RubeRad

It sounds to me like you have suboptimal tubeless...

It sounds to me like you have suboptimal tubeless tires/rims. Or maybe if that same combination works for a lot of others, then you got either a bum rim or a bum tire through back luck.

You could...
06-13-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,242
Posted By RubeRad

"Ironman"? Are you doing just the bike leg from a...

"Ironman"? Are you doing just the bike leg from a full Ironman event, others are doing all 3 or picking the parts they are interested in?

I did a beachrun-bike-run 'duathlon' a couple times, and...
Forum: Foo
06-13-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By RubeRad

If you could find a good substitute for cheese...

If you could find a good substitute for cheese curds (maybe just chopped fresh bufalo mozzerella? I would think that could pretty readily be found in grocery stores across the US. Or even strained...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,616
Posted By RubeRad

thx for getting us back on track alloo OP,...

thx for getting us back on track alloo

OP, I'm interested to hear how you plan to move forward
Forum: Foo
06-13-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By RubeRad

Wait, you mean SNL is not reading BF to find new...

Wait, you mean SNL is not reading BF to find new cast members?
Forum: Foo
06-12-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By RubeRad

sub. I've had good things, but can't think...

sub.

I've had good things, but can't think of anything worth sharing yet.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,616
Posted By RubeRad

You questioned the Acidfast. I don't know if you...

You questioned the Acidfast. I don't know if you should be scared, but I am a little
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,616
Posted By RubeRad

Uhoh, now he's gonna open a can of whup-acid on...

Uhoh, now he's gonna open a can of whup-acid on you! :popcorn:
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,616
Posted By RubeRad

And I wouldn't think american baggers would deal...

And I wouldn't think american baggers would deal with coupons, but I guess the point is a quadruple coupon day would bring in hordes of shoppers and make it very busy for baggers and checkers alike....
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,616
Posted By RubeRad

Interesting, that 11-32 is for the...

Interesting, that 11-32 is for the drop-bar/bar-end build. Flat bar comes stock with X5 shifters and X5 RD with 11-34, and single 42T cransket.

Even more interesting, in the comment thread, Surly...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,616
Posted By RubeRad

Hmmm, back when I built mine...

Hmmm, back when I built mine (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/888021-crosscheck-build-report-pics-parts-costs.html), Surly CrossCheck MSRP was a little over $1200. I see now on the CC...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,616
Posted By RubeRad

I agree, I put an 11-42 on my Surly Krampus, and...

I agree, I put an 11-42 on my Surly Krampus, and I also added a WolfTooth hanger extender, it was quite necessary.

If front shifting is friction, and front derailleur can have limit screws relaxed...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,616
Posted By RubeRad

Welcome to BF -- love the name you chose! I...

Welcome to BF -- love the name you chose!

I also commute on a CrossCheck -- but it sounds like I don't have to deal with hills and loads like you sometimes do. As mentioned above, CrossCheck is a...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,488
Posted By RubeRad

With a tire that narrow, and a sidewall that...

With a tire that narrow, and a sidewall that thick, you might as well just go solid
06-11-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 2,658,812
Posted By RubeRad

Very interesting! I wonder if the ICU stepped in...

Very interesting! I wonder if the ICU stepped in at some point and ruled out sturmeys, or how much delay there might have been in accepting derailleur-based multigear systems. Or maybe they weren't...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,488
Posted By RubeRad

lol the commuter's longstanding claim that...

lol the commuter's longstanding claim that wider/softer is better is finally the latest fad of the weight weenies
Forum: Foo
06-11-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9,868
Views: 1,983,521
Posted By RubeRad

At least it doesn't smell rectal

At least it doesn't smell rectal
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 996
Posted By RubeRad

Naw for your chain, you want to look for that...

Naw for your chain, you want to look for that bottle marked CABLE HOUSING LUBE
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,488
Posted By RubeRad

My parents bought a pair of (probably pretty...

My parents bought a pair of (probably pretty cheap) folders, and I was surprised that they came stock with 20-inch Marathon Supremes. Maybe they're wire-bead, I haven't had to find out yet.
Forum: Foo
06-10-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 682,500
Posted By RubeRad

Imagine if it was 5 brothers

Imagine if it was 5 brothers
Forum: Foo
06-10-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7,849
Views: 682,500
Posted By RubeRad

Was that a fire drill?

Was that a fire drill?
06-10-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 2,658,812
Posted By RubeRad

Back to my point, CliffordK's joke was 'you mean...

Back to my point, CliffordK's joke was 'you mean fixies aren't for mountains'? Until Tullio invented the derailleur, all bikes were single speed, and they rode over mountains. And not over beautiful...
06-10-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 2,658,812
Posted By RubeRad

He's also not a professional cyclist. And I'm...

He's also not a professional cyclist. And I'm guessing crazyguy wasn't on a 1928-built single-speed.

[EDIT]: my bad, I dropped the wrong link, I watched Le Ride (https://philkeoghan.com/leride/)...
06-10-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17,393
Views: 2,658,812
Posted By RubeRad

u should watch The Ride...

u should watch The Ride (https://philkeoghan.com/the-ride/)
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,488
Posted By RubeRad

wow, acid even managed to spread his acid to the...

wow, acid even managed to spread his acid to the normally placid noglider. sad.
06-07-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,242
Posted By RubeRad

I'm way up in north county inland. (Not that you...

I'm way up in north county inland. (Not that you want to meet me irl anyways)
06-07-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,926
Posted By RubeRad

Not all buttocks are the same. Have you ever...

Not all buttocks are the same. Have you ever heard the expression "her a$$ could pick up a dime"?
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,879
Posted By RubeRad

My CrossCheck has a chain of long stay as well, I...

My CrossCheck has a chain of long stay as well, I hear the LHT has chains of even longer stays
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