357 reputation
11
bio website
location
age
visits member for 11 months
seen 10 hours ago

Apr
10
comment MTB with gears or non gears, suspension or non-suspension for stunts?
While I was in college, I admired some fellow students that was able to do stunts on mountain bikes (year 2000~2003ish). They might have been hard tail bikes, but they was not BMX. They was able to go from the ground to top of trash cans and balance on the back wheel then jump on the nearby bench and back to the ground. I would provide this as a answer if I had better memory of what they rode.
Apr
8
comment Will These Bike Racks Fit a 2002 Citroen Berlingo?
I'm looking at the photos in your second link, looks like a good way to break off a rear spoiler.
Apr
4
comment Has a bike been made with a rear derailleur above the chainstays?
@jimirings yep, didn't think of that, but wasn't there a two speed hub that used a backwards rotation for one gear?
Apr
4
comment Has a bike been made with a rear derailleur above the chainstays?
I know it violates the KISS principal, but a figure 8 routing of the chain?
Mar
28
comment hill climb tt pacing strategy for short steep hills?
It might be easier to use the formatted text option to put the data you give in paragraph 2 into a table, and the various items in paragraph 3 in a list. I'm also seeing abbreviations such as "pb" and "ftp". Please use the full words to be clear.
Mar
27
comment How do you decide your route to commute to work?
Dirt tends to turn into mud when it rains. If it is a shoulder then there is more water than usual because it is running off the street. If it has some hills you get small erosions.
Mar
27
comment Tapping threads into braze-ons
Thanks @Mσᶎ I haven't found the time to edit it.
Mar
26
comment Tapping threads into braze-ons
I found that if you open the images in a new tab, you maybe able to zoom it in from there. Worked for me in Chrome
Mar
25
answered Tapping threads into braze-ons
Mar
25
comment Tapping threads into braze-ons
@T.C.Proctor, if you tap the braze-ons on the bike, you won't need a nut on the inside of the frame (or at all). A little bit of lock-tite or just a lock washer is enough to keep it in place. The trick then is to find a bolt that stops as close to the exit plane as possible. If it is too long, then you can hack saw and de-burr it. As far as clearance to the chain, all you need is a millimeter or two.
Mar
24
comment Tapping threads into braze-ons
Until you get the hole tapped, you can do what I did. I had the nut in the chain problem on my bike. I ended up filing the head of the bolt down and using the nut on the outside of the frame. The eyelets on my frame are a larger size than stock so the bolts that came with my stuff fit in them, but wouldn't thread. Instead of drilling out holes, I just hit the nuts n' bolts bin at the hardware store.
Mar
24
comment Howto design a route in Google Maps on the pc and navigate on the android device
www.endomondo.com is another app that does all this as well. It even breaks up cycling into its three main types: sport, commuting, and mountain, and handles other exercises. It uses Google maps and allows you to create a route before with turn by turn or after your ride if you found a cool one you want to do again.
Mar
20
comment If a lane is going to expand should the left lane be taken prior to the expansion?
This looks like a fun intersection at the best of times. Other than re-routing to go through it in another direction, it may be better to take advantage of the sidewalk running down the street (I know the laws, but I have 2 steep climbs on my commute that I take the 'walk due to the slow speeds). In these shots, you see a driveway as the street starts to widen with a long running sidewalk connecting it to the road you want. Hit that there and use the cross walks. Once on your road, but still on the 'walk, use the first driveway you come across to take the street again.
Mar
20
comment Intersection detection doesn't notice me, what should I do?
I would say to inform them anyways. I had a intersection that wasn't working right a few years back and I called the city. They sent a guy out the next week to tweak it. The light triggers now reliably. .
Mar
20
comment If a lane is going to expand should the left lane be taken prior to the expansion?
As typical in the US, this road probably has a speed limit of 65kph to 75kph. It might be relevant to mention what the speed limit is here or how fast people typically move through it.
Mar
19
comment Cycle tyre and tube burst
I believe a photo of the burst tire is in order here...for wow factor...I mean education.
Mar
19
comment Will a bicycle trailer damage my (steel) bicycle?
To fix the slipperiness of the one bike, try a axle washer between the hitch and the frame. One of the standard ones that have teeth/grooves to give it more bite.
Mar
17
comment Type of cycle for losing weight and staying fit for a beginner
@Gaurav Instead of a full suspension, you could always get a seat post that has a shock in it, along with saddles that have some suspension. My wife loves the seat post on her bike.
Mar
13
comment How to relate wind chill, temperature, and cycling
@DanielRHicks Agreed, like I did yesterday: "day starts chilly and raining"...meh, no biggy..."afternoon is well below freezing and snowing"...mmm, maybe, it has rained all day..."wind guest of 64 km/h"...screw you nature, I'll let the wife drop me off. That wind on the way home is both head wind and cross wind the whole way.
Mar
11
comment My lock was rusty and key snapped while trying to unlock bike so now its permanently locked
Just because you could not get the to lock open doesn't mean it is impossible. Even with the key broken off, it might be in far enough that the lock can be opened. I would find a replacement lock to use on it until you get the old one removed, depending on the situation.