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Forum: Commuting 12-18-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,022
Posted By orange leader
I start the morning with whatever Malt-o-Meal is...

I start the morning with whatever Malt-o-Meal is cooking, often a strong vanilla or cookie smell. But then I progress to the countryside, and have to contend with turkey farms, pig farms, cattle...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-18-11, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By orange leader
I think i finally found it. Looks like someone...

I think i finally found it. Looks like someone has fit 32s on, and thinks 35s will fit too. So I should be good to go.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-18-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By orange leader
tire clearance on an old Sirrus

Hi Gents,

I'm thinking of picking up an older Specialized Sirrus on CL (minneapolis). It's in my size, a bit pricey for me, as i'm a cheapskate.

It's a 90's model, but i'm not sure what year....
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 03-30-11, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By orange leader
I do this: ...

I do this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKeFLU-E0ps

I've improved his knee operation in the last few years, but Herman has ridden over a 100 miles since I first put him on the bike (about 8...
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 08-24-10, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,579
Posted By orange leader
it looks like he addresses that in the "finished"...

it looks like he addresses that in the "finished" product. The tire looks accessable from the left side of the bike (non-drive side).
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 04-13-10, 09:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,074
Posted By orange leader
hey Bianchigirl, the fibercane rocks. the polo...

hey Bianchigirl, the fibercane rocks. the polo groups I know of from "your area" are: Mount Washingto Bike Polo Association in Baltimore MD. Just a few hours. Unionville Pennsylvania has a hardcore...
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 04-09-10, 11:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,074
Posted By orange leader
Oh, I forgot to mention that the kit is for hard...

Oh, I forgot to mention that the kit is for hard court polo, a short field where "flipping" and a small tap of the ball will work. The fibercane mallet I posted a second ago, is for whackingthe heck...
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 04-09-10, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,074
Posted By orange leader
http://www.woodmallets.com/polo/TheFiberCanemallet...

http://www.woodmallets.com/polo/TheFiberCanemallet.htm

I play with the fibercane, on a grass field. Awesome! Order it "whippy".

But I also used to mess around with making them. Skinny end goes...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-09-10, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By orange leader
I was also thinking Ross, and i've seen double...

I was also thinking Ross, and i've seen double downtube waterbottle mounts on those. The handlebar/stem is throwing me, though, and the fork. I remember a lugged or double crown fork, and the y-stems...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-04-10, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By orange leader
A few bugs to work out

Hi,

I moved, and have slowly been unpacking my bike shop (wife doesn't think it's as high priority as I do). When I recently unpacked my chain cleaner, I found it full of beetles.Just the upper...
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 03-02-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By orange leader
very cool. I'm confused as to why they bothered...

very cool. I'm confused as to why they bothered to double up on the bottom brackets and chainrings. Just to be cool? I think having a 106 tooth chainring machined out for them would have been waaaaay...
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 02-12-10, 12:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By orange leader
this is just like my halloween tandem except in...

this is just like my halloween tandem except in reverse. I do all the work for me and my medical grade teaching skeleton that rides on the back.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKeFLU-E0ps.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-27-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By orange leader
Yes, so long as teh bottom of what is left there...

Yes, so long as teh bottom of what is left there passes to below the bottom of your top tube, it will be absolutely safe. And make sure the tapered part is not going down into the seat tube, or you...
Forum: Commuting 01-24-10, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,173
Posted By orange leader
It's interesting that nobody seems to have...

It's interesting that nobody seems to have similar problems...[/QUOTE]

perhaps the rest of us have sufficient "natural" insulation.
Forum: Commuting 01-24-10, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 851
Posted By orange leader
I have a deviated septum. so I have a hard time...

I have a deviated septum. so I have a hard time blowing straight snot rockets. Suck it up n swallow. No sense in wasting perfectly good fluids and protein.
Forum: Commuting 01-24-10, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,329
Posted By orange leader
i've broken quite a few of these. They're always...

i've broken quite a few of these. They're always a suprise when they go. It's gotten to the point where I now usually carry a spare. Not much the manufucturer can really do. It's a bolt. they don't...
Forum: Commuting 01-21-10, 10:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,365
Posted By orange leader
Jerks like this guys cousin irk me to no end....

Jerks like this guys cousin irk me to no end. Kudos to the CL poster for having the cahones for being willing to turn his jerk cousins in.

I've had large rocks (from off a bridge), pennies, cans,...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-09-10, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By orange leader
Just 2 choices? Upright or Mountain? What's...

Just 2 choices? Upright or Mountain? What's upright anyway? I'm riding my fixed gear road bike. the attached picture doesnt snow the current bars though, currently choped and flipped bafs off an old...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-08-10, 12:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,565
Posted By orange leader
Slower in the COLD.

This topic has been discussed before. But I think I've thought of a new reason for the bike to be slower in the extreme cold.

In previous threads, I've heard mention: air density, tire rubber...
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 12-17-09, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,653
Posted By orange leader
And that includes me. Very impressive ball...

And that includes me.

Very impressive ball and bike handling skills.
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-12-09, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,453
Posted By orange leader
just ride while breathing through a snorkel!

just ride while breathing through a snorkel!
Forum: Commuting 12-06-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,119
Posted By orange leader
Funky bars. Looks like a time trial commuter...

Funky bars. Looks like a time trial commuter bike. compensation for loooooong legs and arms but a short torso? is it a fixed gear too? or just freewheeling?
Forum: Commuting 12-06-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,119
Posted By orange leader
It also looks a bit small for you.[/QUOTE] ...

It also looks a bit small for you.[/QUOTE]

small? I see almost no standover clearance. Looks to be the right size to me, if not a bit large. As long as your comfy RW&R. I'd have to see a picture...
Forum: Commuting 12-06-09, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 663
Posted By orange leader
I haven't had issues with the fender getting into...

I haven't had issues with the fender getting into my spokes, but have had tire rubbing if there's not enough clearance, or if it's a clip on fender, and it shifted or popped off from hitting a large...
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 12-06-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,038
Posted By orange leader
check out the KTrak. ...

check out the KTrak.

http://www.ktrakcycle.com/
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