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Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-17-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By mbmuller
I have one of these on a bike I commute on: ...

I have one of these on a bike I commute on:

http://www.crowcycleco.com/gyes/gyes-leather-bicycle-saddle-brown-racing-comfort.html

It replaced a somewhat old Brooks B-17N after the rails on the...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-17-12, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By mbmuller
You have three options that I am aware of: ...

You have three options that I am aware of:

1) A freewheel shim. These don't thread on, they just slide on like a washer.

2) A bottom bracket spacer. These also don't thread on.

3) A...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-12-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,273
Posted By mbmuller
The usual logic is this: A rider is using skinny...

The usual logic is this: A rider is using skinny tires, and wants to switch to wider tires. If they stick with their ISO 622 (aka 700c) wheels, they may run into toe overlap. If they switch to ISO...
Forum: Commuting 10-12-12, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By mbmuller
One of my commuter bikes has velo orange fenders...

One of my commuter bikes has velo orange fenders on it, and they aren't bent yet after 3 years of riding back and forth to work and being outside 24/7. They are a bit more fussy to install, but once...
Forum: Commuting 09-25-12, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,057
Posted By mbmuller
There are a bunch of sneakers available in all...

There are a bunch of sneakers available in all black. In addition the Chuck Taylor's mentioned above, a small sampling are:

Adidas:...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-25-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By mbmuller
I use rechargeable 18650 cells in mine -...

I use rechargeable 18650 cells in mine - unprotected trustfire cells from dealextreme. On medium the with a freshly charged battery the light output started to dim after ~4.5 hours when I tested it...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-23-12, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By mbmuller
I second the suggestion of this flashlight. You...

I second the suggestion of this flashlight. You can even get it for a few dollars less from Dealextreme...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-21-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 25,206
Posted By mbmuller
Big apples, if possible - they are listed as 50,...

Big apples, if possible - they are listed as 50, but on narrowish rims tend to measure around 47. I have seen pictures of them on Kilo WTs and Surly CrossChecks - neither frame claims something that...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 12-20-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 25,206
Posted By mbmuller
Tire Clearance?

To anyone who has one if these bikes, have they measured the tire clearance and/or tried to use a wider tire, and if so, what was the result. I am wondering just how wide a tire I could fit in, and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-19-11, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By mbmuller
You could also use a pair of Paul's thumbies...

You could also use a pair of Paul's thumbies placed at the very end of the bars to mount your shifters, and then use conventional reverse pull brake levers inserted in the ends of the bars. For an...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-19-11, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By mbmuller
Jtek makes both a clamp on reverse lever for...

Jtek makes both a clamp on reverse lever for 22.2mm bars (which won't fit your bars), and a lever that attaches to the barcon itself, which may work for you. The link is:
...
Forum: Commuting 09-28-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 216,106
Posted By mbmuller
In general early to mid 80's Japanese "10 speeds"...

In general early to mid 80's Japanese "10 speeds" are great bikes at affordable prices. Sometimes they even have 12 speeds. Brands like Fuji, Miyata, Nishiki, Centurion, Panasonic, Bridgestone,...
Forum: Commuting 09-23-11, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,982
Posted By mbmuller
There is an axiom stainless rack - see here...

There is an axiom stainless rack - see here (http://www.axiomgear.com/products/gear/racks/rear-racks/streamliner-pro-tour-inox/).

I haven't seen one in person, but I haven't had any problems with...
Forum: Utility Cycling 04-28-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 32,735
Posted By mbmuller
Looks like wald

Looks more like a wald 867 to me, but it is hard to tell. And yes, they do accept both bar end shifters and mountain-bike levers.

Another thing to note is that most aluminum bars that do no...
Forum: Commuting 03-30-10, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,836
Posted By mbmuller
I run Panaracer Pasela (regular, not TG) 32's,...

I run Panaracer Pasela (regular, not TG) 32's, and they measure ~29mm wide. I prefer the regular paselas over the TG's - they have a nicer ride than the TG's I used to run. Since I switched, I...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-26-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,110
Posted By mbmuller
Harris Cyclery has them - see...

Harris Cyclery has them - see http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/wheels1.html#630

So does bicyclewheels.com - see http://www.bicyclewheels.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=B&Category_Code=R27
...
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