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Old, tired, crazy.


Nov
6
comment Tire upgrade from 22“ to 26”
Basically, a "22-inch" wheel is unheard of, so either the seller is talking about 22-inch diameter rims with 26" tires as Emyr states, or 2.2 inch wide tires as Batman states. The standard tire sizes are 20, 24, 26, 27, and 700c (28).
Nov
5
comment Should I replace both wheels/rims if I convert the front to a dynamo hub?
There is no need to replace both wheels, unless you really want them to look the same.
Nov
5
comment Alternatives to ordinary fenders
Yeah, the downtube guards are mostly to stop light rain spray, as when you go out shortly after the rain has stopped. Would do little good if you're actually riding in the rain. Even full-on fenders will not keep your feet dry then.
Nov
5
comment Alternatives to ordinary fenders
In the past there have been a variety of splash guards, such as, eg, a piece of plastic about 4" wide and 12" long that mounts on the down tube. I don't know if such is available today, though.
Nov
5
comment Is there a cheap touring bike that is as light as a road bike
So, you desperately need to cut 3Kg from the total bike weight?
Nov
4
comment How to avoid running over animals whilst cycling on a canal at night?
Other than a stronger light and a playing card clothes-pinned to your spokes there's probably not much you can do. I once hit a chicken in broad daylight on a 20-foot-wide road, and others around here have hit deer.
Nov
4
comment Replaced chain, bike makes grinding noise?
It is possible that you installed the wrong width chain. A chain either too narrow or too wide for your rear sprockets could cause these symptoms.
Nov
4
comment Cygolite Expilion Battery Replacement
Don't know about this unit, but most rechargeable packs can be disassembled if you're clever enough. It's highly unlikely that the batteries are "potted" inside.
Nov
4
comment How to get over anger at inconsiderate drivers
Learn how to laugh at idiots. For one thing, think about the aneurysm they're working on due their high blood pressure.
Nov
4
comment What pressure should I run my Road Bike tyres at?
(Your chart is in considerable conflict with the Michelin chart in Svinto's answer above.)
Nov
4
comment What pressure should I run my Road Bike tyres at?
Yeah, I question several things stated above. In particular, increased tire pressure above the above chart values does not increase rolling resistance, but continues to decrease it, and higher pressure also tends to reduce punctures.
Nov
3
comment Key Stuck in bike lock!
That is a good point in that a locksmith can likely extract the broken-off key, even if you can't.
Nov
3
comment Why is my fixie so very hard to pedal?
@andy256 - Yeah, I find it especially hard to pedal in high-heels. (Though I once knew a guy with high-heel bike shoes.)
Nov
2
comment Should I grease press fit attachements?
Certainly for crank arms a light coating of lube helps the arms seat better and more securely.
Nov
2
comment Why is my fixie so very hard to pedal?
Yep, a fixie is like high-heel shoes. Stylish but not always real practical.
Nov
1
comment what make and model is this bike please?
A little weird -- appears to be fairly recent vintage (looks like a V-brake on the front), but those wheels have to be at least 48-spoke ones. My guess is a European "city bike" design.
Oct
31
comment Does anyone know what kind of bike this is?
It's only worth anything as a lawn ornament or for some welder to make a "sculpture" from.
Oct
31
comment Does anyone know what kind of bike this is?
Pretty much a standard bike, probably from about 1945 to 1960 or so. A headlight in the "tank" was popular in the 50s -- don't recall a particular brand that liked that style, though.
Oct
30
comment How much can a 700x23 inner tube stretch?
That's not a major difference for a tube, but it would be better to have the correct size. The undersized tube is apt to produce a lump in the tire near the stem, and eventually might fail near the stem, but otherwise should not cause tire failure. And I doubt that the tire exploded due to over-inflation -- more likely the tire was not evenly mounted on the rim, and slipped off. And 85 psi should be fine for someone weighing 187 pounds, though decent quality tires should be able to handle more, even if it's above the sidewall rating.
Oct
29
comment dual pivot side pull brake shoe touches wheel rim. How do I fix it?
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to reliably center sidepull brakes.