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Forum: Commuting 05-28-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By kayakboy
Cracked hub flange

Just found a crack originating in the spoke hole on a shimano 600 hub. There is one almost as big on the other flange as well. This on my do it all road bike. Is this a common failure? Was it...
Forum: Touring 03-10-11, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By kayakboy
Chains clean themselves in their motion. They...

Chains clean themselves in their motion. They drive the dirt out. Lubricating is what allows this to happen. Best to lube. Wipe the grit off the chain to keep it from gathering more road grit.
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 01-20-09, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,398
Posted By kayakboy
Rivendell bike works has helped out a double...

Rivendell bike works has helped out a double amputee set up one of their bikes. There was an article in their rivendell reader. They are in walnut creek, and I am sure would be glad to give you all...
Forum: Touring 09-06-08, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By kayakboy
Sub 24 hour

Check out this un;

http://www.rivbike.com/article/bike_camping/camping_vs_touring
http://www.rivbike.com/article/bike_camping/a_kit_for_one_night_out
Forum: Touring 08-19-08, 02:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By kayakboy
Great bike. It looks very well balanced. I...

Great bike. It looks very well balanced. I imagine it will go with you many miles smiling.
Forum: Touring 06-26-08, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By kayakboy
I have ridden something close to those gears...

I have ridden something close to those gears around those parts, and it is very nice. Great bike, smart gearing, your set.
Forum: Touring 04-20-08, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By kayakboy
The bike looks to be sweet. The most important...

The bike looks to be sweet. The most important thing is fit. Have you decided on the type of handle bars you are going to use? Nitto makes a very popular Noodle road drop bar that has some nice...
Forum: Touring 04-05-08, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By kayakboy
+1 for Nitto racks. Astounding quality, avaiable...

+1 for Nitto racks. Astounding quality, avaiable in small sizes shown above, to pretty regular size. The one shown above can go on the front or back. The frame bags are real smart too as they are...
Forum: Touring 03-14-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By kayakboy
Have you ever used paul's cantis. They...

Have you ever used paul's cantis. They suck....your eyes out of your head.
Forum: Touring 03-11-08, 08:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,248
Posted By kayakboy
http://ucycle.com/bikes/item.php?name=dahon_d7&cat...

http://ucycle.com/bikes/item.php?name=dahon_d7&cat=folding
http://ucycle.com/bikes/item.php?name=f_avenir&cat=folding
Just found these two, you definatly want gears. You should be able to find...
Forum: Touring 03-11-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,248
Posted By kayakboy
I agree with getting a hybrid bike. That is a...

I agree with getting a hybrid bike. That is a fancy word for a middle of the road bike. They are made for road riding, and can handle bumpy terrain because they are set up for comfort. The most...
Forum: Touring 02-05-08, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By kayakboy
Why I will never own or ride a Sojourn or Sherpa

They are too small! I like my 25" Supercourse (63.5 cm). And would love a 64-65 cm touring bicycle, but these two cool bikes are too small for a lot of riders. Touring rigs are generally not the...
Forum: Touring 02-01-08, 02:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 918
Posted By kayakboy
If you like public radio, check out 'radio lab'....

If you like public radio, check out 'radio lab'. You can down load the podcast. Or go to radiolab.org and listen there. They did an episode on sleep that gives you a basic shake down. I found it...
Forum: Touring 01-23-08, 12:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By kayakboy
I STOLE this link from some other websight. ...

I STOLE this link from some other websight.
http://sweetnourishingbikes.blogspot.com/2006/07/diy-porteur-rack.html
Forum: Touring 01-19-08, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By kayakboy
A real large specialized expidetion just went off...

A real large specialized expidetion just went off on fleabay over 25". Rivendell has some A Homer Hilsons you can pre order that are quite large, and also have made the Redwood, which is quite big. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-18-08, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By kayakboy
I would like to but the whole frame in a bath. I...

I would like to but the whole frame in a bath. I have pondered reverse hydrolysis, molasses, and maby some sodium carbonate, but fear for the brazing in the lugs. Will naval jelly just stick to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-18-08, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By kayakboy
Frame Rust Removal

I have an English lugged 531 touring bike with very prevalent rust. It is more than worth salvaging. I am planning on putting the whole frame in a molasses bath. Will this be OK for the frame? I...
Forum: Touring 12-14-07, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,582
Posted By kayakboy
http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tout-terrain.asp ...

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tout-terrain.asp The 'sherpa'
All the way to the bottom. This might be a really good setup, as it it may be aero.
Rivendell mountain works makes a frame less back...
Forum: Touring 11-24-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,655
Posted By kayakboy
Nice post of the old popular science/mechanics. ...

Nice post of the old popular science/mechanics. I have that issue. It wouldnt be a bad way to go, with something like that. Proably nice and aero, no paniers or anything. It would be like a...
Forum: Touring 11-24-07, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,664
Posted By kayakboy
Check out Rivendell Bicycle Works. They have a...

Check out Rivendell Bicycle Works. They have a few options. http://www.rivbike.com I am working on a hard leather case that would be the same size as a little loafer. Happy searching.
Forum: Foo 09-24-07, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By kayakboy
Dont drag it

Saab transmissions are nitoriously fragile. Especially automatics. They arent crappy, They just need to be looked out for. Especially on turbo cars.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-17-07, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By kayakboy
I have a set of open pros build by Rivendell and...

I have a set of open pros build by Rivendell and they are not up for what I want out of them. I would just like to hear what you folks ride on and are happy with.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-17-07, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,005
Posted By kayakboy
The farther down you grip the lever the more...

The farther down you grip the lever the more precise your shifts can be. grab it the lever with your index and thumb at the base of the lever. Have fun and keep you eyes on the road.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-16-07, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By kayakboy
I wouldnt mind getting something relatively light...

I wouldnt mind getting something relatively light and narrow. Something 1 step sturdier than mavic open pro's. There are so many rims out there, I would like to go with something that wont slow me...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-16-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By kayakboy
Road Rims

Hi, I have a nice lugged California built (I can't recall the builder) road frame, with canti brakes. I want to build a set of road wheels for it that would not mind seeing a dirt road, 32 spoke...
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