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Forum: Utility Cycling 03-31-14, 12:36 PM
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Posted By accordionfolder
My sturdy and ever-reliable Trek-1000. Used as...

My sturdy and ever-reliable Trek-1000. Used as commuter, dog tow-er, and grocery getter. Need to get a set of fenders and front rack for it. I just converted it to disc (San Francisco hills while...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-14, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By accordionfolder
Same issue, his was the "opposite" direction, but...

Same issue, his was the "opposite" direction, but same Q-factor related problem



I'm not positive if I'm interpreting this correctly, but I've run out of adjustment room on these particular...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By accordionfolder
Square taper vs External is what is looks like.

Square taper vs External is what is looks like.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By accordionfolder
This link seems to confirm my issue actually,...

This link seems to confirm my issue actually, reading through it has been great help, thanks!

From the thread:

"Correct, a lot of riders would rather have a narrow Q-factor than a wider one....
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By accordionfolder
Read the whole post, the old BB was on a square...

Read the whole post, the old BB was on a square taper the new one is an external BB. I can dig it out of the parts box and measure it also, but my Tandem (with a triple and square taper BB) also has...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By accordionfolder
Thanks though.

Thanks though.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-14, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By accordionfolder
It's the angle of the shot, the gap isn't that...

It's the angle of the shot, the gap isn't that large, seem my previous response, it was a triple, but with a different BB and crankset.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-14, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By accordionfolder
The bike originally had a square taper...

The bike originally had a square taper BB/crankset, but it was a triple. I switched to an external BB Double for this most recent incarnation. I like the looks and ride of the double, but will go...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By accordionfolder
Thanks for the input, but there is no pain or...

Thanks for the input, but there is no pain or discomfort on any of my other bikes (only the orange one) and I have been riding them all for a while now. I made sure that the orange bike matched up in...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-14, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By accordionfolder
Please revisit my previous post, I edited it for...

Please revisit my previous post, I edited it for clarity.



Of my 5 bikes only 1 hurts my knees. I've taken measurements on the rest (well, the other 4, the mountain bike has platform pedals)...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By accordionfolder
Did you look at the images or read the post? ...

Did you look at the images or read the post?

I can and have ridden my fixed gear for 20+ miles with no knee problems what so ever, and I have been riding that bike with that setup for the last 3...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-12-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By accordionfolder
I need a not super wide BB and crank combo.

*EDIT* - This was mostly "answered" by this forum thread: http://forums.roadbikereview.com/components-wrenching/crankset-question-q-factor-chainline-213649.html

It more or less confirmed the...
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-28-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By accordionfolder
Lol Yeah, usually if I tweek something I can...

Lol

Yeah, usually if I tweek something I can bend it back into shape, this one won't budge at all :-[

No bueno
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-28-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By accordionfolder
Yeah, if I take the der. off the hanger...

Yeah, if I take the der. off the hanger completely it still won't collapse to the smallest size, it rests on the mounting bolt. I've been riding it as is, since I really don't use the bottom two...
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-27-12, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By accordionfolder
Judging by this picture I found online, I just...

Judging by this picture I found online, I just managed to bend the sh** out of it. Still not sure how to bend it back, it doesn't want to budge, the alum bars are super solid, I'm not sure how I...
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-27-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By accordionfolder
Something broken with XO derailleur

I completely ate it jumping up a flight of stairs the other day and think I may have done something to my rear der. I've been doing my own bike maintenance for 5 years, but I've not seen something...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 09-06-11, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By accordionfolder
Need more braking power, V-Brakes?

Hi all,

I own a lovely Cannondale RT-1000. I was wondering:

A) Can I swap the cantilever brakes for V-brakes?

B) Should I?

I have often felt like my girlfriend and I are lacking brake...
Forum: Commuting 08-22-11, 10:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,324
Posted By accordionfolder
You'll be fine, up to about 8 miles I don't even...

You'll be fine, up to about 8 miles I don't even notice the difference. 3 miles each won't bother you at all.
Forum: Commuting 12-15-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,767
Posted By accordionfolder
Let it be know, the police in Louisville are...

Let it be know, the police in Louisville are generally wonderful, and I love biking here. Much better as a whole than any other place I've lived in.

This guy was super nice too, he just seemed to...
Forum: Commuting 12-15-10, 06:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,767
Posted By accordionfolder
Yeah, I probably should have dropped it. I...

Yeah, I probably should have dropped it. I usually do. I just can't stand it when people swerve around me, inches from my person, and then cut in front of me for no reason.

Hopefully I can...
Forum: Commuting 12-15-10, 05:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,767
Posted By accordionfolder
I have the plate number. I assume that my 911...

I have the plate number. I assume that my 911 call (I couldn't think straight enough to get the non emergency number at the time...) was also recorded.
Forum: Commuting 12-15-10, 05:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,767
Posted By accordionfolder
Get buzzed, politely explain the law, get hit by truck, police indifferent. Help?

Biking home from work in good ol' Louisville, KY when a jerk in a dark colored truck buzzes the crap out of my shoulder. Nearly hits me.

He stops at the next red light. I pull up next to him and...
Forum: Commuting 11-02-10, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14,491
Views: 8,660,131
Posted By accordionfolder
Excuse me sir Your bicycle is missing a ...

Excuse me sir

Your bicycle is missing a wheel.

Just thought you should know
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-22-10, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By accordionfolder
Ha! I hadn't used heliocoils in so long that I...

Ha! I hadn't used heliocoils in so long that I had forgotten about them! I'll give that a go, I hadn't really fooled with it at all yet.

I believe the fork is indeed a 1 1/8.

Has anyone else...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-21-10, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By accordionfolder
Converting to disk/Frame repair.

Hi all,

I have a cannondale RT-1000 and was wanting to get a disk fork, non carbon. I have found that Santana makes them, but I was wondering if there was any other options? All of the forks that...
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