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Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-16-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Spudmeister
Depends on the rear wheel of the bike. If the...

Depends on the rear wheel of the bike. If the wheel has a cassette hub or a hub threaded for a freewheel without reverse threads for a lockring, then you'll need a new wheel.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-21-08, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Spudmeister
Old Sturmey-Archer Wheel Build Question

I'm getting ready to build a wheel with an old Sturmey-Archer AW hub. The flanges seem thinner than on current hubs. Should I be concerned?
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-17-08, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,392
Posted By Spudmeister
Minoura & VO

I've used one of these from Minoura -
http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/WC3101

These VO clamps look nice & are only $4 -
http://www.velo-orange.com/vohatowaboca.html
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-20-08, 04:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,697
Posted By Spudmeister
Eggbeaters are easy to use. I have eggbeaters &...

Eggbeaters are easy to use. I have eggbeaters & candys on 4 bikes. However, I've broken the spindles on 2 in the last three years. The pedals that broke had been used for a few years, but its still...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-18-08, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Spudmeister
What's your favorite clipless pedal

So, today I'm 15 miles out of town when the spindle of my Crank Bros. Eggbeater pedal snaps. This is the second time in three years I've had an eggbeater break, so I'm in the market for something...
Forum: Touring 04-17-08, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By Spudmeister
Nothing wrong with the 24" gear

A few years ago I talked myself into riding a 200k brevet on a single speed. In order to complete the ride, I decided I'd walk whenever I felt like it & ended up walking three or four big hills. To...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-14-08, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,071
Posted By Spudmeister
Wouldn't it be simpler to use a Sturmey-Archer...

Wouldn't it be simpler to use a Sturmey-Archer three-speed hub? You my be able to get a fixed gear version - http://www.sheldonbrown.com/asc.html
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-13-08, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Spudmeister
Don't get a Dahon

Don't get a Dahon! I have two & have been really disappointed. They appear to have been assembled by half-trained spider monkeys. The wheels are crap, the bottom bracket is cheap & components were...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-05-08, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By Spudmeister
OT: Weakness is for the Weak

Just to be clear...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-29-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 882
Posted By Spudmeister
Do you check the Jackass BFSSFG thread for your bike?

Do you check the 'Jackass BFSSFG poseur tarck bicyclist of the day' thread to see if YOUR bike has been posted?
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-27-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 18,418
Posted By Spudmeister
Herse

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/2367036468_9776c83cb2_o.jpg
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-08-08, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By Spudmeister
Married, with children

A previous poll (Do you have to be well off?) got me think about this. I'd like to spend loads of time & money on my bike, but I have a wife & two kids to maintain. I'm wondering about the statis of...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-21-08, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,793
Posted By Spudmeister
They work with my 20" wheels... ...

They work with my 20" wheels...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2125/2111460348_3077353aed.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-19-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By Spudmeister
Chin Haur B.B. is crap

I,too, have replaced the Chin Haur bb on my two Dahons. They are crap! I used a much shorter spindle.
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-22-08, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By Spudmeister
If you think that's funny, check out this mess......

If you think that's funny, check out this mess...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/folding-racing...QQcmdZViewItem

What's up with the fork - stem - handlebars - brake levers?
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-21-08, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 181,077
Posted By Spudmeister
Looks like a Dahon or Dahon-copy. Auction says...

Looks like a Dahon or Dahon-copy. Auction says caliper brakes, but photo shows linear-pull. Also, something strange going on with the fork - it appears to be mounted backwards! Or maybe the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-17-08, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,592
Posted By Spudmeister
Experiment - choose the position most comfortable...

Experiment - choose the position most comfortable for you.
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-14-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3,492
Views: 454,552
Posted By Spudmeister
I've got it right, unless you're working on an...

I've got it right, unless you're working on
an old bike that uses French or Italian b.b.
Check with Sheldon Brown - http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_bo-z.html#bottom
also see -...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-14-08, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3,492
Views: 454,552
Posted By Spudmeister
Having a hard time removing the bottom bracket...

Having a hard time removing the bottom bracket cups? Remember, the right-hand cup (drive side) is reverse threaded!

I built up my Swift frame from scratch, using a Sugino crankset (RD maybe?) &...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-08-08, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By Spudmeister
I can't speak to the quality of Yeah bikes, but...

I can't speak to the quality of Yeah bikes, but the three bikes you've posted are very different from each other & which you choose would depend on what you wanted to do with them. The first two...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-05-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By Spudmeister
Maybe boat owners are a significant percentage of...

Maybe boat owners are a significant percentage of the market. I had not noticed many folder companies targeting boat owners, but why not?
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-23-07, 02:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,486
Posted By Spudmeister
Henry Earl - wait, I already met him. How's...

Henry Earl - wait, I already met him.

How's about Tyler Durden.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-23-07, 12:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,807
Posted By Spudmeister
Check out this story... ...

Check out this story...

http://www.rusa.org/newsletter/05-04-04.html

Starts in Vancouver, does the Rocky Mountain 1200k, then rides to Boston & does the BMB 1200k.

Personally, the most I've...
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-18-07, 01:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,019
Posted By Spudmeister
Yeah, just like folding bikes... :rolleyes:

Yeah, just like folding bikes... :rolleyes:
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-17-07, 12:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,019
Posted By Spudmeister
Not So!

Not so. Look at touring bikes - they are not designed to go fast, but to carry a bunch of stuff
comfortably. You cannot suggest that touring bikes are not well designed. They are designed for a...
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