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Advice needed about failing bike parts
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I need to know if I can put off repairing two things on my bike until the new year:1) The support bar under my seat broke, so I moved it about the length of the arrow in the picture below (the line…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Adams 4 mi Dec 13.

Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
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I broke the end of my right fibula in a fall at home a week ago.  I've got a fracture boot now and I'm on crutches.  Its still tender, but I can apply some weight to it, though it doesn't feel…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Self-sealing Stembolt Apr 9.

Webcams showing street conditions
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I sometimes check this site to see what Clark St (around Wrigley) is like when it snows.  Does…Continue

Tags: snow, winter, webcam

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andronymous Jan 3.

Rebekah Scheinfeld is the new CDOT commissioner
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Anyone know anything about her?From …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by h' 1.0 Jan 4.

 

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JeffB (7+ miles) replied to Kevin C's discussion Road Construction Report(s)
" Let's hope they do the section between Cortland and Ashland next. That's even worse. Could use some clear lane markers at Ashland too, for those moron drivers who keep cutting me off to turn right on Ashland. "
Wednesday
Tony Adams 4 mi replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Advice needed about failing bike parts
"Now is a great time to buy a new bike if you can find one you like that fits you. The best deals are on bikes that are still in stock and by this time of year, depending on what shop, the pickings for those bikes can be pretty slim. I'm just…"
Dec 13
Marcus Moore replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Advice needed about failing bike parts
"JeffB- I'd agree with everyone above, especially at the potential danger the saddle presents in it's current condition. If you're considering buying a bike this time of year- buying before Dec 31 is a great idea- pretty much all…"
Dec 13
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Advice needed about failing bike parts
"Thanks for the advice everyone. I'll replace both sooner than later. I'm going to buy a new bike soon, so I don't want to put too much money into this one, although I want to use it through the winter. I do remember seeing a used…"
Dec 12
Lee Roy replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Advice needed about failing bike parts
"Used saddle bin is a good option. If you spring for a new one, a couple ideas... Get a seat with Cro-Mo rails or get a Brooks "Flyer" or similar saddle. A "Flyer" is just like the B17, but is sprung supported. I am 6'6"…"
Dec 12
David of the North (David606xx) replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Advice needed about failing bike parts
"Most every bike shop has a used saddle bin. I haven't spent more than $10.00 for a saddle in years. "
Dec 12
djm replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Advice needed about failing bike parts
"1)  Replace the saddle.  If you need it mounted far back for correct fit, this can put additional stress on the rails. You can get a seatpost with more setback so the rails will be under less load.   Do you post over bumps?…"
Dec 12
David Beazley replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Advice needed about failing bike parts
"On a serious note concerning cranks, I'm starting to wonder about the reliability of GXP cranksets in the cold.  In both of my incidents (several years apart), it was the non-drive side fastening bolt that just sort of shredded itself.…"
Dec 12
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Advice needed about failing bike parts
" Right. For that reason I always have tapered cranks put on with a torque wrench. "
Dec 12
David Beazley replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Advice needed about failing bike parts
"On the subject of clicking with every pedal rotation, if you start getting that and it's not the pedal, it might be a sign that your crank is about to fall off.  I just had this happen to me for a second time--in the cold, stranded about…"
Dec 12
Tricolor replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Advice needed about failing bike parts
"Replace the seat with a nicer one and you'll feel better all around.  Pedal bearings wear out eventually and can lock up.  I had some eighteen year old pedals that did this when I was coming back from camping at Illinois Beach. …"
Dec 12
Waymond Smith replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Advice needed about failing bike parts
"You should have those items repaired/replaced immediately? Your saddle could experience total failure while you are riding in traffic; GET IT REPAIRED!!!!!!"
Dec 11
Louie Louie replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Advice needed about failing bike parts
"I wouldn't ride a broken saddle. If one of the rails broke there's potential for catastrophic results. If you need a saddle I might have a used one I can just give you. I wonder if there's something about your set up that's…"
Dec 11
JeffB (7+ miles) posted a discussion

Advice needed about failing bike parts

I need to know if I can put off repairing two things on my bike until the new year:1) The support bar under my seat broke, so I moved it about the length of the arrow in the picture below (the line shows the approx. position of the break). It seems stable for now, but am I taking a big risk? (Side note: this is the third seat that this happened on. I'm about 220 and carry a heavy backpack on my daily commute. Is this something I'll just have to deal with, or am I doing something wrong? Its a…See More
Dec 11
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to Erin Rensink's discussion Pittsburgh Cycling?
"I found this: http://www.pghbikeshare.org/. Looks new. I've never biked there, but it looks challenging in some spots with steep hills. Some great restaurants too if you're into that: Cure, Meat and Potatoes, Salt of the Earth, Spoon"
Dec 4
JeffB (7+ miles) replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion LFP at bend...treacherous
"WGN was reporting that they closed it and that a cyclist went into the lake this morning."
Dec 1

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Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town

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