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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-30-12, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,529
Posted By MilitantPotato
It can be done for about 90 + labor, if ya buy...

It can be done for about 90 + labor, if ya buy the parts online.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-04-12, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By MilitantPotato
Nasty dent, should be safe to ride for a good...

Nasty dent, should be safe to ride for a good long while though.
Keep an eye on it for cracks, replace if any show up. See if Marin does crash/damage replacement on frames, some do.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-04-12, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By MilitantPotato
You'll need to have the back of the fork drilled...

You'll need to have the back of the fork drilled to get the same brake up front. I did it to my 86' world sport and the stopping power went from almost none to being able to endo my 225lbs. I did...
Forum: Commuting 05-02-12, 02:22 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 9,207
Posted By MilitantPotato
Black bike (custom rodriguez,) other black bike...

Black bike (custom rodriguez,) other black bike ('86 world sport,) blue bike ('09 7.3 FX.)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-02-12, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By MilitantPotato
247865 Much more intimidating ;)

247865
Much more intimidating ;)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-25-12, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By MilitantPotato
One has free shipping.

One has free shipping.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-21-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,671
Posted By MilitantPotato
Contact points (seat, pedals, bars/brake levers,...

Contact points (seat, pedals, bars/brake levers, etc) and brake pads.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-21-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,037
Posted By MilitantPotato
It'd be a good idea to have the seat tube...

It'd be a good idea to have the seat tube scrubbed of rust. I'm having a brain fart on the name of the bit, but it's more or less steel wool on a rod. That may let ya get the seat post further into...
Forum: Commuting 04-20-12, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By MilitantPotato
Bolt cutters get through cable locks very easily,...

Bolt cutters get through cable locks very easily, U locks easily too, but thicker ones take more oomph. Cable locks should only be used to keep cheap stuff attached, like your $50 wheel or saddle. ...
Forum: Commuting 04-07-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,350
Posted By MilitantPotato
Graphite in the keyhole, teflon spray on the...

Graphite in the keyhole, teflon spray on the other bits. Doesn't need to be bicycle specific (same goes with every other type of lube used on a bike, but that starts a debate.)
If ya have some dry...
Forum: Commuting 04-07-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,783
Posted By MilitantPotato
Vittoria Rando Hypers, or Rando regular/plus if...

Vittoria Rando Hypers, or Rando regular/plus if ya want more flat protection. They're much less expensive, and IMO better than Marathon tires.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-29-12, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By MilitantPotato
I'm pretty sure they all do unless stated...

I'm pretty sure they all do unless stated otherwise.
You just cut the brake housing where ya want the lever to go*. You may need to trim a CM or two off the housing, and may also need a ferrule or...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-26-12, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,630
Posted By MilitantPotato
Ya need housing on both sides of the interrupt...

Ya need housing on both sides of the interrupt lever, so your setup works fine. I didn't have to re-wrap my bars after installing one on my bike that was already wrapped.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-09-12, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,906
Posted By MilitantPotato
I went through three hard-cases, all of them had...

I went through three hard-cases, all of them had the tread pull off the casing within 400 miles of being new. I avoid them for a number of reason, durability being one.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-07-12, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By MilitantPotato
Are you cross chaining? If not, start fresh on...

Are you cross chaining? If not, start fresh on the front setup.
Forum: Commuting 02-29-12, 03:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,713
Posted By MilitantPotato
My previous lady friends thought so.

My previous lady friends thought so.
Forum: Commuting 02-29-12, 03:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By MilitantPotato
I bought one over a standard pointy/vented/flashy...

I bought one over a standard pointy/vented/flashy helmet cause it's apparently safer. If I'm going to have a silly looking and uncomfortable doodad on my head for purported safety, it's going to be...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-27-12, 02:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,080
Posted By MilitantPotato
Nail polish?

Nail polish?
Forum: Commuting 02-27-12, 02:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,371
Posted By MilitantPotato
Tripple shielding is a "higher performance"...

Tripple shielding is a "higher performance" method, or just aramidic/kevlar (fabric.) It's lighter, but less effective at stopping flats.
Double shielding is a fabric layer, with a dense rubber...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-27-12, 01:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By MilitantPotato
Just to be clear, you're wanting to sand the...

Just to be clear, you're wanting to sand the edges of that ding down, not sand until the ding its self is gone. If you sand til the ding is gone, you'll at the very least have awful pulsating...
Forum: Commuting 02-25-12, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,371
Posted By MilitantPotato
After using about 4 tires from 4 brands...

After using about 4 tires from 4 brands (Schwalbe, Serfas, Bontrager, Vittoria) my current favorite tire is the Vittoria Ranndoneur.

There's a pro version that's pretty light, and the hyper which...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 02-24-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,803
Posted By MilitantPotato
Aero bars maybe? I chatted with a guy who had...

Aero bars maybe?
I chatted with a guy who had BMX style bars instead of a flat bar, his hands were at mid chest or so. He said it worked great, despite it looking odd.

There's Ergon GP1 grips,...
Forum: Commuting 02-17-12, 11:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By MilitantPotato
You can make them out of steel rod stock and...

You can make them out of steel rod stock and using a vice/pliers/vice grips.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-15-12, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,568
Posted By MilitantPotato
I use a rag. Use one three foot or more...

I use a rag.
Use one three foot or more longer, roll it up length wise, hook it on the smallest cog, wrap it around a couple times, ending up on the largest cog, then wrap the the loose end over...
Forum: Commuting 02-15-12, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By MilitantPotato
It's sketch. Drivers turn off cross streets and...

It's sketch. Drivers turn off cross streets and leave parking spaces without expecting ya, people walk into the road without looking your way. I'd not do it regularly, but if it's a better option,...
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