Bicycle prep. and maint.

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Re: Bicycle prep. and maint.

Post by Elliot » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:10 pm

Are those 20 inch tires? You can get that size wheels with 48 spokes, which are stronger. Keep an eye out for derelict BMX bikes, which may have them. ("Stump jumpers".) But as Brian says, bicycle wheels are not made for sideways forces at all. Same with motorcycle wheels, but they are much stronger overall, so that's what I might suggest you look into. :D
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Re: Bicycle prep. and maint.

Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:30 pm

Get mags, forget the spoke wheels. I particularly like the nylon "Tuff Wheels" because you just damn near cannot break them. I've had a set since the very early '80s that took ridiculous punishment from teenage me, including driving over my old bike that was wearing this very set with a '68 Chevy 3/4 ton pickup.
They are still perfect to this day. Try that with any spoke wheel!
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Re: Bicycle prep. and maint.

Post by Lonesomebri » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:41 pm

Elliot wrote: ...so that's what I might suggest you look into. :D

yes sir, boss....... Next you'll be telling me I gotta peddle my own bike......
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Re: Bicycle prep. and maint.

Post by Elliot » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:22 pm

Lonesomebri wrote: yes sir, boss....... Next you'll be telling me I gotta peddle my own bike......
If you want to sell it, yes. :D
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Re: Bicycle prep. and maint.

Post by Ratty » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:32 pm

Time to tune up your bike.
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Re: Bicycle prep. and maint.

Post by Elliot » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:28 pm

...And also to tune up your related English skills. (I hope I didn't offend you, Brian.)

To peddle something, means to sell it, or at least try to sell it. Typically, when something must be peddled, it is of low quality.

To paddle, you must have a kayak or a canoe.

The bicycle part is a pedal. When you propel your bicycle forward by applying muscle-power to the pedals, you pedal it, or are pedaling it.
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Re: Bicycle prep. and maint.

Post by AntiM » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:39 am

And flowers have petals.

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Post by BoyScoutGirl » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:11 am

Something, something, lonesomebri's dogs, piddle.
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Re: Bicycle prep. and maint.

Post by Skuzzy61 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:28 am

Maybe the bike needs to be paddled before it is peddled. Just don't ride it through any poodles full of piddle, or you will have to clean it again. :)
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Re: Bicycle prep. and maint.

Post by Elliot » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:13 pm

Keep'm coming! There must be a dozen, at least. :lol:
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Re: Bicycle prep. and maint.

Post by Ratty » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:42 am

Today I'm off to Berkeley for some bike prep. Last year I noticed my bike felt a little different. I leave it out all year. If the tarp blows off it could be exposed for months. It's an Electra cruiser so it's worth maintaining. Berkeley has bike clinics that you can use for a small fee and get help and advice while you do repair and maintenance.
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Re: Bicycle prep. and maint.

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:22 am

Well you seem to have contradicted yourself lol...
If you’re short on space to store it, yank the wheels off. Its surprising how much smaller they are then!
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