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Sticky sand. WHY? HOW?(21 posts)

Sticky sand. WHY? HOW?Woof the dog
Dec 30, 2002 11:17 PM
When I ride my bike in the rain, sand gets onto the bike... obviously... But when the water dries, some of the sand grains still keep on sticking to the frame. What keeps them there?

Keep in mind that the answer is central to my existence!

Woof the dog.
It's a Republican plot.Spoke Wrench
Dec 31, 2002 6:25 AM
They hire illegal aliens to coat each grain of sand with super glue. The reason they do that is to force us off of our bicycles and into SUV's so that we will consume more gasoline.
I'm guessing republican salt crystalsduckstrap
Dec 31, 2002 7:44 AM
What we have here is super ionic bonding. The little water droplets have a little salt from the road. When the water evaporates, the salt sticks to the sand and the bike.

Take it for the uninformed opinion that it is.
I'm guessing republican salt crystalsWoof the dog
Dec 31, 2002 10:27 AM
Cool thanx!
Microscopic amounts of bodily fluids hold sand to frame.dzrider
Dec 31, 2002 11:46 AM
They ooze from our pores every second and we don't even know it. Try riding shrink-wrapped - I bet nothing will stick.
really, what does this have to do with UFOs and Area 51? nmJS Haiku Shop
Dec 31, 2002 8:25 AM
Shhhhhh. They're listening to us........... nmDave Hickey
Dec 31, 2002 9:42 AM
no, they're listening to you. they can't hear me...JS Haiku Shop
Dec 31, 2002 11:16 AM

and, as for ol' Woof tha Dawg:

and, as for me:

pistro la bistro!

Thats pretty twistedWoof the dog
Dec 31, 2002 1:04 PM
and f*cked up!


woof the dog.
no no no; sand=arabs=Al Qaeda!!! nmDougSloan
Dec 31, 2002 4:27 PM
you ride your road bike in the sand?bianchi boy
Dec 31, 2002 10:57 AM
shame on you
post this question on the sticky sand board nmgtx
Dec 31, 2002 1:30 PM
Post yours on the unsolicited suggestion boardmickey-mac
Dec 31, 2002 1:34 PM
You troublemaking, Volvo driving, former punk rocker. Happy New Year!
Dec 31, 2002 3:36 PM
Hey, Happy New Year to you, too! BTW, this summer I replaced one of the Volvos with Dino's 66 Plymouth Satellite. Heavy and boxy, but with a bit more pep.
Dec 31, 2002 3:41 PM
A Mopar nut lives near my house but I've never met him. I don't know muscle cars anyhow, so I'd have nothing to talk about with him. I hope Dino gave you the RBR discount on the Satellite. Jeez, now I'm having B52 flashbacks. I picked up my own '70s vehicle yesterday: a '74 Schwinn Suburban for a neighborhood trip bike. I think it weighs more than both of my road bikes and my mountain bike combined, but the thing goes over road hazards like a steamroller.
Dec 31, 2002 4:00 PM
yeah, been a big Mopar fanatic since high school. This is Plymouth number three for me. Dino is a great guy and gave me first shot at the car at a good price when he relunctantly decided to sell it. Been having a great time with it.
383, 440, ? ..., not the HEMI ? nm12x23
Dec 31, 2002 3:46 PM
Dec 31, 2002 4:03 PM
had a 383 the last time around. The 361 is a nice engine, and this one has been hot rodded a bit--headers, 4 barrel carb, dual exhaust, etc.--and has plenty of get up and go. Wish I could afford a Hemi...maybe someday...
Dec 31, 2002 4:24 PM
My first car, was a 1968 Dodge Coronet 500 with the 383 Magnum. I was 15, and fooled my dad into thinking it wasn't anything like those SuperBee's, (same car except missing the stripes across the rear). He suckered in on it, and I was top of the 1/4 mile food chain here for a couple of years. I didn't put many miles on it, but a bunch of 'em were 1/4 mile at a time. ;-)
Dec 31, 2002 4:34 PM
I think the 68 Coronet has the best looking tailight design ever.
Dec 31, 2002 6:07 PM
Strange the way it was optioned, though. Power steering, brakes, windows, bucket seats, floor-shift automatic, console, and no a/c, with 3.91 rear. Geared for climbing, I suppose. ;-)