Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   >

Showing results 1 to 25 of 74
Search took 1.72 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: sucka free
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 05-24-09, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,490
Posted By sucka free
if converting from a double chainring to a single...

if converting from a double chainring to a single (for a 9 speed 12-25), do you have to change the bottom bracket also?
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 05-17-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By sucka free
I have the '08 Jake and love it for commuting and...

I have the '08 Jake and love it for commuting and occasional CX racing. I didn't like the triple chainring, so I bought a compact double Tiagra crankset from ebay for 40 bucks and haven't looked...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-17-07, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By sucka free
The 2008 Tiagra is 9 speed. This I know cause my...

The 2008 Tiagra is 9 speed. This I know cause my Kona Jake is a 9 speed Tiagra.
...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-17-07, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By sucka free
The 2008 Tiagra group is a 9 speed.

The 2008 Tiagra group is a 9 speed.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-15-07, 02:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By sucka free
Kona makes a 47cm Jake with 700cc wheels. I know...

Kona makes a 47cm Jake with 700cc wheels. I know this cause I have the 2008.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-21-07, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By sucka free
Cross bikes also have a higher bottom bracket...

Cross bikes also have a higher bottom bracket than road bikes. This is to allow for better clearance if you try and hop over a log or obstacle.

The wheelbase of a cyclocross bike is longer. ...
Forum: Utility Cycling 08-11-07, 09:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,705
Posted By sucka free
I ordred my Nexus SG-8R25 Red Band hub thru my...

I ordred my Nexus SG-8R25 Red Band hub thru my LBS. They went thru QBP and had it less than a week. The problem, I had come across, was the shifter. I had to go thru harris cyclery to get the...
Forum: Commuting 07-26-07, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By sucka free
Not silly at all. I didn't like the placement of...

Not silly at all. I didn't like the placement of the shifter placement either; cosmetically didn't look good, but functionally it made more sense to put it closer to the stem (for me at least).
...
Forum: Commuting 07-26-07, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By sucka free
I was in the same position as you. I commuted on...

I was in the same position as you. I commuted on a Bianchi San jose, but wanted some gears. At the same time I wanted to keep the clean lines of a single speed. So seeing Sheldon Brown's set up...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-23-07, 08:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,622
Posted By sucka free
I was told by a Shimano rep that it wasn't...

I was told by a Shimano rep that it wasn't possible cause "the pull on the shifter had to be exact on the hub, otherwise it would mess up the internals". Seeing as I didn't want to mess around with...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-23-07, 08:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,622
Posted By sucka free
Not much to it. Just put a mtb bar end on. I...

Not much to it. Just put a mtb bar end on. I should have just used a Cane Creek aero bar (after shortening it, of course) cause it would have been clamped on versus muscling the bar end on there.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-22-07, 09:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,622
Posted By sucka free
Just built up a Bianchi San JosGR8. Nexus Red...

Just built up a Bianchi San JosGR8. Nexus Red Band with 8 speeds. So far about 100 miles on it. Total weight isn't as bad as I thought it would be (24 pounds). Only drag is the shifter, but...
Forum: Commuting 07-08-07, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,871
Posted By sucka free
Thanks for the tip. I ended up getting the twist...

Thanks for the tip. I ended up getting the twist (revo) shifter. But if the alfine becomes readily available, I'm getting it.
Forum: Commuting 06-26-07, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,871
Posted By sucka free
Hey, where'd you get the alfine shifter? I've...

Hey, where'd you get the alfine shifter? I've been waiting for a nexus 8 shifter for over a month. I'm converting a Bianchi San Jose to have the nexus 8 hub but no shifter.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-29-07, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By sucka free
Hey all, I'm currently installing a Nexus...

Hey all,

I'm currently installing a Nexus "red band" 8 to my Bianchi San Jose and I'm retaining the storck drop bars. I also didn't want to use the hub bub adapter for a couple of reasons: cost...
Forum: Recreational & Family 02-25-07, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,641
Posted By sucka free
Child seat with panniers...

is this possible? I'd like to put some bags in conjunction with the child seat, but am unsure whether this is possible or not.
Forum: Recreational & Family 09-26-06, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By sucka free
How young can you start putting

a child in a child carrier? I'm a father of a 5 month old and I'm itching to get my son on my bikes to ride with me. any thoughts of how young they can start? or is it based on when they can hold...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-25-06, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By sucka free
I own an '06 SJ and it's a great commuter. I had...

I own an '06 SJ and it's a great commuter. I had to get a different set of wheels (fixed/free) with road tires, but other than that, the bike is great to ride both on the road and off-road.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-16-06, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 139,020
Posted By sucka free
Awesome; awesome response, that is. Horrible...

Awesome; awesome response, that is. Horrible movie indeed.

Nathan forever.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-16-06, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 139,020
Posted By sucka free
Please god, you guys are slaying me. But for the...

Please god, you guys are slaying me. But for the record, could you please indicate what movie the flaming wheelchair scene comes from?
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-13-06, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 602
Posted By sucka free
I ride a motorcycle (sv650s) and ride fixed also....

I ride a motorcycle (sv650s) and ride fixed also. For me, the motorcycle isn't necessarily more dangerous than a bicycle. I guess it all comes down to the rider and the environment they ride in; I...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 02-10-06, 06:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,381
Posted By sucka free
Yea, the brakes are pretty generic, tektro, I...

Yea, the brakes are pretty generic, tektro, I believe. It's an ok bike, but I have to admit, I had to make some upgrades to make mine more rider friendly. The mis-labeled "Body Geometry" saddle had...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-10-06, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By sucka free
You do realize that the Langster is a single...

You do realize that the Langster is a single speed/fixed gear, right? Between the other two, I'd say get the one that fits better and is better spec'd.

Good luck.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 01-20-06, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 505
Posted By sucka free
That's right. I have a 500 deductible for my...

That's right. I have a 500 deductible for my renter's insurance and pay about 20 a month for it. It's worth it for peace of mind should something happen (theft, fire).

I keep getting offers from...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 11-21-05, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By sucka free
I was able to build a cx bike for less than 500. ...

I was able to build a cx bike for less than 500. Granted, it took me some time. The frame and wheelset are from e-bay, brakes/fork nashbar, busted up STI from LBS, and everything else I already had...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 74

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:28 PM.