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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-02-15, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By MitchL
DIY bike wall storage

I put this together from a couple different ideas online. I spaced the bikes at 17" O.C. That spacing works pretty well for narrow drop bars, but I'm going to change it to 26" O.C. (all I have room...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-27-12, 01:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,974
Posted By MitchL
I had this problem when I tried upgrading my...

I had this problem when I tried upgrading my brake pads on my vintage bike. The response I got was the old brake arms aren't strong enough to absorb all the virbration from the longer Kool stop...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-24-12, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By MitchL
^^ pretty sure it is this. From some quick...

^^ pretty sure it is this.

From some quick research online it looks like the orginal bottom bracket spindle for the Shimano crankset is 123 mm and the Sram 600 crankset is made for a spindle...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-01-12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,824
Posted By MitchL
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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-09-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By MitchL
Its a K2 Astral. Prob chromoly, no suspension. ...

Its a K2 Astral. Prob chromoly, no suspension. I just plan on riding logging roads / snowmobile trails type stuff.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-09-11, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,452
Posted By MitchL
That makes more sense now. Thanks for the help.

That makes more sense now. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-09-11, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By MitchL
Thanks for the reply. I live in a rural area so...

Thanks for the reply. I live in a rural area so CL isn't a great option, plus I'm 6'4 so that makes it even harder to get used bikes.

I just want to to moderate trail riding for now, so I'm gonna...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-09-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By MitchL
Will this rim/tire combo fit my bike?

I have a hybrid bike with 622 x 19 rims on it. I want to put mountain bike tires on so I can ride trails. But I can't find knobby tires to fit the wheels. So I want to get new a wheel set.

Is...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-09-11, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,452
Posted By MitchL
http://http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://...

http://http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://sheldonbrown.com/images/bead-seat-diameter.jpg&imgrefurl=http://sheldonbrown.com/rim-sizing.html&usg=__FHOtW5iaZ4H9LoGGrL9o-Yl38w8=&h=611&w=266&sz=47&...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-20-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By MitchL
Thanks for the replies. I figured I was all set,...

Thanks for the replies. I figured I was all set, but I'm doing this for a coworker. So I wanted to double check before I handed him back a defective bike.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-20-11, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By MitchL
Front derailer cable tension?

I am running new cables on a tripple chainring with shimano indexed shifting.

It seems like the cable is too slack when in the lowest gear. But if I tighten it, then the chain rubs on the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-25-10, 05:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 20,994
Posted By MitchL
Thank you so much for posting this thread....

Thank you so much for posting this thread. subscribed.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-11-10, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By MitchL
Wow! That is an amazing transformation on the...

Wow! That is an amazing transformation on the stem.

I am about 3/4 of the way through my second rebuild right now. I'm just focusing on cleaning it up and learning how everything works right now....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-11-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By MitchL
Are most aluminum parts anodized? How can I tell?

Title pretty much says it all. I know some are painted / dyed... but what about the shiny ones?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-04-10, 06:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,627
Posted By MitchL
That looks amazing! What's your process for...

That looks amazing! What's your process for getting your used parts so shiny?
Forum: Touring 10-31-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By MitchL
this is the first time I've seen this link.......

this is the first time I've seen this link.... that is awesome!!!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-30-10, 06:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,108
Posted By MitchL
Google the image you want > Right click > Save as...

Google the image you want > Right click > Save as > Save it to your desktop > Go to settings in BF > Under 'My Settings' click 'Edit Avatar' > Click 'Use Custom' > Use Option 2 and 'Choose File' >...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-30-10, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By MitchL
Yeah I learned the hard way to take their advice...

Yeah I learned the hard way to take their advice seriously. I was using my arms alot to get more power climbing hills. It was a long healing process. And even though I didn't actually injure the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-30-10, 05:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By MitchL
I'm trying to decide between fenders right now,...

I'm trying to decide between fenders right now, what extra hardware do the SKS's have that you didn't like?

What is holding your bottle cage on the DT? I have hose clamps on my bike now and your...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-29-10, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By MitchL
Have you ridden to give blood before? Do you...

Have you ridden to give blood before? Do you ride home after?

I rode after giving blood this summer and even though the skin was healed all the way, the vein wasn't. After 2 miles I noticed that...
Forum: Commuting 10-29-10, 08:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,296
Posted By MitchL
The gearing is 40/52 upfront and 14/17/22/27/32...

The gearing is 40/52 upfront and 14/17/22/27/32 outback. I thought I had a pretty good (but not perfect) cadence going through the gears, and by the time I got to the lowest one I was too tired and...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-29-10, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By MitchL
Tell me you got out and rode yesterday! ...

Tell me you got out and rode yesterday!

It was such a beautiful day.
Forum: Commuting 10-29-10, 05:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,296
Posted By MitchL
Thinking about riding home through the city again...

Thinking about riding home through the city again was making me so miserable I didn't even want to do the commute. So I decided I would go the long way home and just walk up the hill if I have to. ...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-28-10, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By MitchL
I found this...

I found this (http://www.atomiczombie.com/ct-headtube.html#headtube) website very helpful when I first took apart a headset.
Forum: Commuting 10-27-10, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,552
Posted By MitchL
Just reposting the company name incase you only...

Just reposting the company name incase you only check this when there are new post alerts: HarrisCyclery.net
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