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Forum: Commuting 02-17-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,658
Posted By SlowCrank
I don't know if this is the best, but it's...

I don't know if this is the best, but it's convertible backpack/pannier - http://northstbags.com/products/woodward - I've had my eye on this for a while, but haven't seen too many reviews.
Forum: Commuting 02-17-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,132
Posted By SlowCrank
Wet and Windy. 6 inch puddles. Afraid I was going...

Wet and Windy. 6 inch puddles. Afraid I was going to get blown off the bridge. Good grief.
Forum: Pacific Northwest 02-17-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By SlowCrank
Bike Gallery is the only place I know of that has...

Bike Gallery is the only place I know of that has fittings for under $100, that said I recommend you spring for the $100 one at least. River City has also been recommended to me but I think they're a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-26-14, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By SlowCrank
It's a clamp on FD, so I guess my gut was right. ...

It's a clamp on FD, so I guess my gut was right.

Thanks!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-26-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By SlowCrank
FC-M590 crankset spacer install question

I'm installing a FC-M590 triple crank on a 8 speed bike and a little confused by the shimano tech docs:
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-16-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,104
Posted By SlowCrank
I found the Park Tools book more helpful than the...

I found the Park Tools book more helpful than the Zinn book. It's more straight forward IMHO. I found the Zinn book to have almost too much info. Plus it's easier to find stuff in the Park Tools book.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-16-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By SlowCrank
So just thought I'd update... The reason it...

So just thought I'd update...

The reason it wouldn't pop back in is because of the ring on the pressure foot. I ultimately just removed the ring and the brake still seems to work fine.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-06-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By SlowCrank
it's not the pads, it's the little magnetic piece...

it's not the pads, it's the little magnetic piece that the pads 'stick' to. I noticed it wasn't moving right when I took the pads out to check wear. when spinning the knob to see what was happening I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-06-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By SlowCrank
bb7 outboard pressure foot popped out

so now it's just kind of hanging loosely in the caliper. docs say it should just pop back in after a few setup adjustments, but it doesn't seem to be sticking. I can almost get it to mount, but the...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-13-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,551
Posted By SlowCrank
agh... i'm looking for a jamis and am in...

agh... i'm looking for a jamis and am in portland. alas i need a 61!
Forum: Road Cycling 05-23-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,584
Posted By SlowCrank
Might look at the crankset too...

Might look at the crankset too...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-22-13, 03:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,964
Posted By SlowCrank
and saddle!

and saddle!
Forum: Road Cycling 04-29-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 402,253
Posted By SlowCrank
Spend $100 more and get a steel frame with 105: ...

Spend $100 more and get a steel frame with 105:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/gran_premio_xiii.htm

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/schwinn/schwinn_letour_legacy_xi.htm
Forum: Commuting 10-15-12, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By SlowCrank
$50 for the bike is a good deal, put the other...

$50 for the bike is a good deal, put the other $50 aside for when it needs some work.
Forum: Commuting 10-15-12, 03:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,993
Posted By SlowCrank
Helmuffs! http://gigishandywork.com/ She still...

Helmuffs! http://gigishandywork.com/ She still sells them through etsy and some other places. I have a pair and they're great.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-17-12, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By SlowCrank
+1 Avid BB7's. Upgraded from Tektro Novellas...

+1 Avid BB7's. Upgraded from Tektro Novellas which were just awful. Sounds like you're already checking the hubs and frame for disc brake compatibility :)
Forum: Commuting 09-03-12, 12:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,015
Posted By SlowCrank
Hah! I used to write haiku every day for about a...

Hah! I used to write haiku every day for about a year and a half. Guess it's still with me. :)
Forum: Commuting 08-28-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,015
Posted By SlowCrank
I like the idea of a cargo bike with electric...

I like the idea of a cargo bike with electric assist. Kind of lamenting not picking up a Trek Transport+ on CL a while back for around a grand.
Forum: Commuting 08-27-12, 11:53 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,015
Posted By SlowCrank
Moving is not a tenable solution. I wouldn't...

Moving is not a tenable solution.
I wouldn't get a gun, but that's just me.
Cameras are a great idea.
Surprised I haven't seen anyone mention getting mace and/or pepper spray.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-24-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,634
Posted By SlowCrank
If you don't want clipless, look into this combo....

If you don't want clipless, look into this combo. I ride it and love it.

http://www.blaqdesign.com/Pages/Product/Item.aspx?&itemId=10026

http://www.chromebagsstore.com/shoes/tobruk.html
Forum: Road Cycling 08-24-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By SlowCrank
Different bike companies will measure their...

Different bike companies will measure their frames differently, so yes.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-07-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By SlowCrank
Sounds like it may be time for a new bike, and to...

Sounds like it may be time for a new bike, and to part out the old one...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-07-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,994
Posted By SlowCrank
Le sigh, OK... thanks for the pointers... It's...

Le sigh, OK... thanks for the pointers... It's starting to sound like I've bitten off more than I can chew.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-07-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,994
Posted By SlowCrank
Thanks... I'm not sure what OLD stands for, also...

Thanks... I'm not sure what OLD stands for, also the rear spacing isn't 135, it's 126.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-07-12, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,384
Posted By SlowCrank
Try bending it.

Try bending it.
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