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Forum: Northeast 11-09-13, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By stedanrac
Thanks mr_bill... that is perfect.

Thanks mr_bill... that is perfect.
Forum: Northeast 10-27-13, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By stedanrac
Alewife/Boston Commuters - How is bike security at Alewife Pedal & Park?

Hey commuters,
I'm planning to start commuting through Alewife and I am curious about security at the "Pedal & Park" lock-up facilities.

There is a ton of stories about bike thefts being cut...
Forum: Northeast 10-11-13, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 546,707
Posted By stedanrac
100% agree on the blinding lights on the MM at...

100% agree on the blinding lights on the MM at night. I wish the word would get around. My current light is an "asymetrical" that focusses the light down on the ground. There are drawbacks; things...
Forum: Commuting 07-29-13, 07:05 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,431
Posted By stedanrac
Fat tire Surly commuters everywhere raise a glass...

Fat tire Surly commuters everywhere raise a glass to toast you!
Forum: Northeast 06-11-13, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 546,707
Posted By stedanrac
Rod, congratulations on the beautiful build. Did...

Rod, congratulations on the beautiful build. Did you have the S&S retrofitted to the LHT? If retrofitted, who did it (and if not too crass, about how much?)

Thx
Steve
Forum: Northeast 05-10-13, 07:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,136
Posted By stedanrac
I'll add kudo's for the ride organizers. This was...

I'll add kudo's for the ride organizers. This was the first time I did this ride and it was just great. I was astounded at the logistics and how well they handled that large crowd. The rest areas...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-01-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By stedanrac
I just had a situation that almost mirrors yours;...

I just had a situation that almost mirrors yours; I worked with a local shop to build a bike this winter. Within my first 100 miles the left crank loosened up while riding in a place I couldn't stop...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-25-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By stedanrac
I agree with you on this, but I must have ridden...

I agree with you on this, but I must have ridden for 800 miles with the tube under the rim? The bead looks OK, but I've had trouble with Schwalbe beads in the past.

Thx!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-25-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By stedanrac
Thanks for the ideas folks! I don't think...

Thanks for the ideas folks!

I don't think this was a pinch or a spoke/liner issue... those would give me a slow leaking flat, but lik ethe previouis poster mentioned, this thing blew like a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-25-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By stedanrac
Tube had about a 5 inch long by 1/2 inch gash. It...

Tube had about a 5 inch long by 1/2 inch gash. It looked like it came through the rim/bead.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-25-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By stedanrac
Tire Blowout - what happened?

Here's the situation; 29er rim (Velocity Blunt - 28mm wide) with Schwalbe Marathon Supreme (flex bead) 50mm. I've been riding this wheel for about 800 miles since it was mounted four months ago....
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-03-13, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By stedanrac
Haven't used their bibs, but use have shorts and...

Haven't used their bibs, but use have shorts and tights. They have great customer support and really stand behind their products/ I had a zipper break on some tights and they had a new pair to my...
Forum: Northeast 03-28-13, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By stedanrac
Looking for Ideas; Dirt road/ Bike Packing route

I'm coming into this summer with my 29'er touring/commuting bike built and I'd like to do a multi-day bikepacking trip.

My perfect route would be a 50-80 mile dirt road loop that touched areas...
Forum: Utility Cycling 03-28-13, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,946
Posted By stedanrac
Peter White is the first place I'd go to learn...

Peter White is the first place I'd go to learn about add on generators: http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/dymotec.asp
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5,437
Views: 913,835
Posted By stedanrac
Hopefully fixed images... thx for the heads up.

Hopefully fixed images... thx for the heads up.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5,437
Views: 913,835
Posted By stedanrac
1984 Trek 830 MTB (and questions on modernizing)

Hi Folks,

I have some pictures or my 1984 Trek 830 mountain bike. It is a 501 frame and was the low end of the line (I know because I bought it new back then and have ridden it since). The frame...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-23-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By stedanrac
Well, I recently drank the IGH Kool-Aid (Big Gulp...

Well, I recently drank the IGH Kool-Aid (Big Gulp sized - i.e. Rohloff).

This is my first such hub, I've been on derailleur based bikes since I was a kid. Here are some thoughts based on 600...
Forum: Northeast 03-10-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 546,707
Posted By stedanrac
Sweet Jeebus, I am swinging between horror...

Sweet Jeebus,

I am swinging between horror and awe.
Forum: Northeast 02-24-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,136
Posted By stedanrac
Hey Folks, I got the "Make a Team" email...

Hey Folks,

I got the "Make a Team" email this week and did so.

Now, my best guess is that the start times will be assigned by the event (not something that we can select)? Is this right?
...
Forum: Northeast 02-17-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 546,707
Posted By stedanrac
Lexington (a while ago

(it's a good day to stay indoors. Found these pictures on the Cary Library website. It is so cool to see how these folks loved their bikes just like we do today )


Headed out on Mass Ave in...
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 02-16-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 59,178
Posted By stedanrac
http://www.carylibrary.org/special/worthen/exhibit...

http://www.carylibrary.org/special/worthen/exhibit1/images/e10249b.jpg
Forum: Northeast 02-15-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 546,707
Posted By stedanrac
I decided to give the MM a try this morning...

I decided to give the MM a try this morning (Depot Sq. -> Worthen Ave). At first glance my hopes were dashed because the sidewalk in from the street hadn't been touched, but looping in through the...
Forum: Foo 02-11-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By stedanrac
Good call. Any chance your looking for a job :)

Good call. Any chance your looking for a job :)
Forum: Northeast 02-05-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 422
Posted By stedanrac
Grand Jury fails to indict truck driver who killed cyclist in hit and run.

This is outrageous; a grand jury failed to indict a driver with 19 license suspensions over the last 30 years who hit a cyclist and ran.

The article links to the police reports which details 4...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-01-13, 09:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,828
Posted By stedanrac
Are you a lawyer or a doctor :) I can echo...

Are you a lawyer or a doctor :)

I can echo many of the observations on this thread... I picked up my riding but found I was exhausted most of teh time and my recover times prevented me from...
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