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Jul
4
comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
@Ehryk Hi. I use Continental Grand Prix Classics at 25mm width. Look good on my old lightweights and have always proven reliable. GL
Jul
2
comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
thats funny because I use a road bike in the city. I hop up and down many sidewalks, hit some potholes, drive over shards of broken beer bottles - and have changed only one tire on that bike so far this year. Maybe I just get lucky, or perhaps you are not careful enough?
Jun
27
comment What are the pros and cons of sunscreen vs. protective clothing?
how does removing sweat from the skin improve cooling? The cooling effect of sweat occurs through the evaporation of the water. You shouldn't wipe it off..
Jun
27
comment How to choose grips for trail riding AND commuting?
@trailmax well then either you have no clue about gloves, or you are a bicycle glove manufacturer that's angry because someone pointed out that his product is too expensive while offering limited advantages (like finding them easily in the mud because of nice colours and the contrast between glove and the big printed logo).
Jun
26
comment Hybrid electric bikes, how do they work?
@Kibbee I completely agree
Jun
25
comment Hybrid electric bikes, how do they work?
I have access to a 'flyer' brand commuter bike. Apparently quite high end and expensive. I will run some tests on it tomorrow and get back to you. Interesting question! Expect results in NLT 24 hours.
Jun
25
comment Is it legal for me to ride facing traffic on the sidewalk in California?
A bicycle will never be safer riding with traffic. Being the predominantly slower vehicle and at the same time very slim, it always risks get smashed around because it's overseen. Riding against traffic on a sidewalk should be a legal possibility.
Jun
24
comment Turtles on Trails
@CarrieKendall It's not and easy situation. The best solution would be sitting down and protecting to turtle until it turns walking directly towards either side, or shuffles along of it by itself. In the meantime you are there to protect it. But since this can take hours and you also have a life to live, I'd suggest moving it to nearest the side of the path, facing the same way. Hopefully it will walk down the side and stay somewhat out of the way. But yeah, it's an unlucky situation. Resist trying to deposit is farther off the trail. Instead, trust in people seeing and avoiding it.
Jun
24
comment How can I remove the bottom bracket from this old road bike?
no unfortunately I made no photos. I was quite excited and concerned about the frame while we were working. Not a very valuable frame, but somehow remarkably precious. I can describe it though: it's a very simple cylinder in the middle, quite slim. No cover or so. Basically if you'd look down the seat tube you'd see it spinning there. I was surprised it was in such good shape after more than 30 years. At either ends the was a inwardly thickening section around which the bearings will settle (substantial pressure applied), followed eventually by the visible part in the photos. hope that helps
Jun
24
comment repair scratches on surly frame
@fabio affermative - just make sure you clean the area well. Especially grease will compromise adhesion. Fingerprints and the like.
Jun
24
comment Is there legal recourse to drivers passing too close?
you could look up the author of the 'long pointy noodle to ward off sadistic drivers' question, and set him in the lead role of a comic youtube clip called: "Lane of the sadistic drivers" featuring big noodle and obviuosly pitbull. You could achieve worldwide audience for your campaign with a severely limited budget! btw - that question really exists, and it is as crazy as it sounds.
Jun
24
comment How can I remove the bottom bracket from this old road bike?
@WTHarper good suggestion. Will do so
Jun
21
comment How can I remove the bottom bracket from this old road bike?
@DanielRHicks I got it done together with the mechanic at the LBS, to remove you just hammer it out like Mikes pointed out. Putting back in is more difficult: you either have professional hydraulic press, or you use a guiding tube. Put one new bearing (6003 RSR or similar) on each side of the BB - the guide tube is passing throught he middle. On one side you screw on a cap, on the other there is a two sided handle, and by turning it you pressure both bearing inside the BB. Without the guide tube and this lever you will most likely damage the frame permanently. Hope this helps someone in future
Jun
21
comment How can I remove the bottom bracket from this old road bike?
I read some more on my specific bearing type: bikeforums.net/showthread.php/… I don't want to damage it during replacement.. also since those pulley tools are quite expensive (to re-insert new bearings) I have decided to give this case to the LBS. Thanks for your input guys!
Jun
21
comment How can I remove the bottom bracket from this old road bike?
Thanks for the many tips! @mikes I must be doing it wrong, nothing budges at all.. I tried hitting a bid harder too.
Jun
18
comment When is using a suspension fork worth it?
+1 and happy to see someone else appreciates and recommends steel frames. GO for steel! Just remember: corrosion is your only disadvantage/enemy. Protect the inside from humidity, keep it clean, and you'll be a happy commuter. I ride 30 yeor old bikes