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Forum: Techniques April 12th 20, 03:50 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By [email protected]
you really shouldn't ride too fast on gravel

That's a good point, Tom. I just try to stay as far away from gravel as possible. It doesn't get along very well with my 700-C X 23s.

Of course Jobst Brandt could ride dirt and gravel on 700-Cs with...
Forum: Techniques April 12th 20, 03:42 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By [email protected]
you really shouldn't ride too fast on gravel

That's a good point, Tom. I just try to stay as far away from gravel as possible. It doesn't get along very well with my 700-C X 23s.
Forum: Techniques April 11th 20, 01:54 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By [email protected]
you really shouldn't ride too fast on gravel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VcUgSf0OxA
Forum: Techniques December 21st 19, 01:52 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By [email protected]
About time to grease 30-year-old Suzue road hubs

I've never had occasion to re-pack a bicycle sealed bearing before, but I was planning to grease them the same way I would do for small power equipment sealed bearings. Is there is anything special...
Forum: Techniques November 20th 19, 05:57 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By [email protected]
Off Topic (but sort of cycling related)

Found it on amazon.com by searching for 6 mm. brake cable housing. It is available from companies like Motion Pro, etc. I think the 6 mm. housing takes a 2 mm cable, while the 5 mm. housing...
Forum: Techniques November 20th 19, 05:22 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By [email protected]
Off Topic (but sort of cycling related)

Anybody know where I can buy 1/4" OD brake cable housing (roughly 6 mm OD)?

The kind used with bicycles seems to be 5 mm, or roughly 3/16", OD.

Thanks a lot!
Forum: Techniques September 10th 19, 06:00 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 54
Views: 560
Posted By [email protected]
Does anything dissolve paint thinner

"I use brake cleaner for all my degreasing needs."

I don't wish to be disrespectful, but this makes no sense to me. Brake cleaner lifts bicycle paint, and there is virtually no way to keep it from...
Forum: Techniques September 4th 19, 02:07 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 54
Views: 560
Posted By [email protected]
Does anything dissolve paint thinner

Naptha was used by the dry cleaning industry until the '60s, when it was discovered to be carcinogenic. Then perchlorethylene (sp?) or "perc" started to be used. Although perc was also...
Forum: Techniques September 4th 19, 12:25 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 54
Views: 560
Posted By [email protected]
Does anything dissolve paint thinner

I like to use naptha for all parts cleaning. Don't get too much of it on your skin for too long, and don't breathe the fumes too much. Use gloves.

The best buy in naptha is the 5-gallon container...
Forum: Techniques May 23rd 19, 11:15 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 29
Views: 423
Posted By [email protected]
High ratio climbing gears

Tom, I didn't get the size of your small front chainring. I really like my compact crankset, BTW. If you aren't using one, you might want to try one.
Forum: Techniques April 14th 19, 04:58 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By [email protected]
Any problem with the plastic suspension parts on a SpecializedS-Works Tarmac road bike?

One of my sons, who is pretty big and strong,, rides an S-Works Tarmac CF frame (about a 2006 model or so) with the plastic (polymer??) bits in the forks and the chainstays. It seems to be in...
Forum: Techniques April 2nd 19, 10:34 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 114
Views: 1,403
Posted By [email protected]
Damned Central Heating!

The new, "smart" HVAC systems with the 2-stage compressors and the DC-operated, variable-speed fan motors are very trouble-prone and cost much more to repair than any energy savings you might get...
Forum: Techniques December 4th 18, 12:06 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 26
Views: 516
Posted By [email protected]
What kind of pump am I supposed to use on this bike?

Thanks a lot, boys. That Mt. Zefal "HPX Protection" piece looks like what I want. I'll see if the LBS has it.
Forum: Techniques December 3rd 18, 06:20 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 26
Views: 516
Posted By [email protected]
What kind of pump am I supposed to use on this bike?

Old Supergo Access hardtail MTB made from Columbus Cromor, with a top peg brazed behind the seat tube. Gotta be Shrader. Top and bottom mounts look like...
Forum: Techniques November 3rd 18, 02:05 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By [email protected]
disc brake grabs at one place

Brake cleaner dissolves rubber seals and lifts paint. I would recommend using automotive paint-type grease and wax remover instead (e.g., Dupli-Color Grease and Wax Remover; there are several other...
Forum: Techniques September 1st 18, 05:16 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 96
Views: 1,751
Posted By [email protected]
Who is a real cyclist ?

I'm sorry, but I don't understand the difference between waiving your breaches and waving your breeches. Jay, would you please explain?
Forum: Techniques August 31st 18, 04:12 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 96
Views: 1,751
Posted By [email protected]
Who is a real cyclist ?

I'm so damned old that before learning to ride a bike, I pushed scooters when they were still called "Go Devils". So I am real by seniority, no matter that I now ride only for exercise.
Forum: Techniques July 16th 18, 02:43 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 27
Views: 540
Posted By [email protected]
29er "pedals easier"

Very, very good! Thanks for all your thoughtful opinions. I will tell my friend that his 29er pedals easier because he must be riding over zombies but just doesn't realize it!
Forum: Techniques July 15th 18, 06:00 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 27
Views: 540
Posted By [email protected]
29er "pedals easier"

I have a friend who just bought a new 29"-wheel Motobecane MTB and swears that, due to the larger-diameter wheels, it "pedals easier" than his old 26"-wheel MTB did.

Have you ever heard anyone say...
Forum: Techniques July 4th 18, 10:02 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 392
Views: 5,805
Posted By [email protected]
Making America into Amsterdam

I've cycled from Amsterdam to Paris and back several times, and the biggest problem I had with Dutch bike paths was that the signs would say the path went through to a certain town, but it did not,...
Forum: Techniques May 19th 18, 11:12 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By [email protected]
Today's ride

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/19/cougar-attack-in-washington-kills-1-biker-injures-another.html
Forum: Techniques March 8th 18, 02:36 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By [email protected]
No powder coating for aluminum?

"Yeah I could be very wrong too."

OMG Andrew, that's a heavy-duty breach of internet etiquette. No one EVER admits they're wrong on an internet forum!
Forum: Techniques February 4th 18, 09:30 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By [email protected]
Are some of these old racers riding track bikes?

In this picture of the starting field of the 1947 Bob Brown road race on Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley, CA:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wrnfqhjgu32qlfx/1947_Bob_Brown_Race.jpg?dl=0

Can you guys tell if...
Forum: Techniques January 17th 18, 02:49 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 34
Views: 998
Posted By [email protected]
1940's bicycle clothing

FWIW, here's the start of the 1947 Bob Brown road race on Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley, CA:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wrnfqhjgu32qlfx/1947_Bob_Brown_Race.jpg?dl=0
Forum: Techniques January 9th 18, 04:10 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By [email protected]
flat (or dare I say it: hi-riser) bars on my old Paramount

I am such an old coot that I don't feel comfortable bending down over my drop bars anymore, and I never seem to ride down in the drops. So I am thinking I'd be better off with a moustache or North...
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