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Forum: Electric Bikes 03-07-16, 09:09 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By rocks in head
I have the opportunity to ride an electric bike...

I have the opportunity to ride an electric bike for a few days - it is throttle only. I have done 1.5 commutes (12 miles) so far with it, but my impressions so far are that I wish it were PAS...
Forum: Commuting 02-29-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,598
Posted By rocks in head
I strava when I remember, maybe 50% of the time....

I strava when I remember, maybe 50% of the time. Today I discovered flybys... really neat feature that lets you see who passed you and where they are going. I don't race and have only ever used it...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-27-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By rocks in head
Thanks FBinNY for the rule of thumb about the...

Thanks FBinNY for the rule of thumb about the seatpost diameter. It makes sense... I thought that 200mm was a lot, since it would require a fairly long seatpost for somewhat standard standoff...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-26-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By rocks in head
Thanks Fiets Bob... the frame is sized for 31.6 -...

Thanks Fiets Bob... the frame is sized for 31.6 - oversize seatpost, but relatively common in non-suspension posts. My research was pointing toward the Suntour and away from the Thudbuster, but if...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-25-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By rocks in head
Seatpost shim question

I've got a rigid, carbon 29'er frame that I am building up (Origin8 Paladin). I would really really like to fit it with a Suntour NCS suspension seatpost, which only comes in 27.2

How do I go...
Forum: Commuting 02-23-16, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 43,898
Posted By rocks in head
I heard it had some work done... especially...

I heard it had some work done... especially around the airport... and more to come. Haven't been that way in a while. I don't have proper rain gear so I'm looking forward to Thursday.
Forum: Commuting 02-22-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 43,898
Posted By rocks in head
First commute to new work location: 4 miles of...

First commute to new work location: 4 miles of streets and 6 miles of paths. Wonderful 50 degree weather, but I haven't been on my bike in ages so I'm hurting a little. Disappointed with the Mt....
Forum: Commuting 02-19-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 23,797
Posted By rocks in head
I found a 1981 Soma Competition in a dumpster one...

I found a 1981 Soma Competition in a dumpster one commute... along with a complete set of Harry Potter books, an extension ladder, and a wheel barrow. I came back with the car. Also, a 70's Ross...
Forum: Commuting 08-05-13, 11:12 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 92,007
Posted By rocks in head
Since I started commuting on BTWD, I've found a...

Since I started commuting on BTWD, I've found a number of things:

Things I picked up:
Snap-On E11 External Torx driver - useless, I have no external torx head fasteners to drive, and the ones...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-27-13, 02:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 30,091
Posted By rocks in head
Re: bombing downhill unclipped fixed Done...

Re: bombing downhill unclipped fixed

Done it, and it's a blast! Unfortunatley, the instinct is to put the feet on the front canti brakes - those are not pegs for feet - you need them at the bottom...
Forum: Commuting 06-21-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,177
Posted By rocks in head
I had a pain in my chest that happened after...

I had a pain in my chest that happened after increasing my exercise levels, and it stayed around, first discomfort, then acute.
Turns out I had a nodule on my lungs that had ruptured, leaking air...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-17-13, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,848
Posted By rocks in head
Yep. That was there, I apparently have selective...

Yep. That was there, I apparently have selective vision or retention. The original photos had that covered up by the pump holder.

The serial (on the seattube, not bb) is: 81 04 59121

I'm going...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-14-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By rocks in head
Oh, it's definitley Arabesque, it's got it...

Oh, it's definitley Arabesque, it's got it written in white on the top tube.

I'd get clarification, however, to see if the components are actually Shimano 600 arabesque... the cranks look like...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-14-13, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,848
Posted By rocks in head
Yep, that's the one. In the original "as found in...

Yep, that's the one. In the original "as found in dumpster" thread I can see the black oval with red border, underneath which reads "Chrome Molyboen Steel" - "Butted Tubes" - "Tange Industries Ltd"
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-14-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,848
Posted By rocks in head
Also, I'm seriously considering these, still the...

Also, I'm seriously considering these, still the Shimano 600EX hubs laced to Araya 20a rims, but 700 instead of 27... very close but not catalog perfect. I'm not hanging this on a wall, nor will it...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-14-13, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,848
Posted By rocks in head
Wow! I'm going to have to print this and keep it...

Wow! I'm going to have to print this and keep it with the bike! Do you have a picture of the catalog page?
There is no Tange #2 decal, just says Tange, butted. If it were double butted I'd expect...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-14-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,848
Posted By rocks in head
So, it sounds like the consensus is that, if this...

So, it sounds like the consensus is that, if this bike didn't come with tubulars from the dealer, it most likely would have had Araya 27x1 rims and even shot of non-Shimano hubs... Sansin, Suzue,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-13, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By rocks in head
They all now show up at the $6-8 range... $2 per...

They all now show up at the $6-8 range... $2 per tube. Not bad, but not $0.50 anymore. Maybe they fixed a glitch.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,848
Posted By rocks in head
The current Soma bike company has no relation...

The current Soma bike company has no relation whatsoever to the vintage Soma, other than the name. Those are a nice set of wheels, but they take a modern cassette, not the threaded 6-speed one I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-13, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,848
Posted By rocks in head
Ok - so having the rest of the drive line and...

Ok - so having the rest of the drive line and brakes be Shimano Arabesque doesn't necessarily mean the hubs need to be, then?

It rides well on the quando/mavic getup, but I'd enjoy it more if I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-13, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,848
Posted By rocks in head
What rims for authentic 1980's Japanese roadie?

http://jqmello.smugmug.com/Sports/bikes/i-BR9PMKL/0/M/DSC_0024-M.jpg

Hi all,
I rescued this 1980 Soma (made in Japan) road bike from the dumptser a few years ago, and spent a fair bit at a LBS...
Forum: Northeast 06-02-10, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8,048
Views: 425,155
Posted By rocks in head
I've been long dormant on this forum - I live in...

I've been long dormant on this forum - I live in DC (Branch & Alabama, SE) and a combination of factors have conspired to bring me here looking for advice. I moved offices (now has a shower in the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-28-08, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By rocks in head
That looks quite similar to the AMF Hercules that...

That looks quite similar to the AMF Hercules that I picked up the other day for my neighbor, had the same shark-fin front fender, mid '60s but I haven't been able to look at the rear hub closely to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-26-08, 08:59 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 86,753
Posted By rocks in head
Very cool. Thanks. I'll look as soon as I can......

Very cool. Thanks. I'll look as soon as I can... it's already in our neighbor's garage, since mine has too many bikes / stuff to fit another.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-26-08, 08:51 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 86,753
Posted By rocks in head
Saved this AMF Hercules cruiser from the trash...

Saved this AMF Hercules cruiser from the trash yesterday, looking for a year on it... late 50's? seat tube serial number 210700... started it's own thread for all the pics.
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