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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-11-16, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By cbike
That sucks. I wonder how hard it is to replace...

That sucks. I wonder how hard it is to replace the BB and how easy it is to get the correct one for my bike.
I'd really like to do it myself but am afraid I'll end up buying the incorrect parts.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-10-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By cbike
I replaced the cassette but not the freehub since...

I replaced the cassette but not the freehub since the freehub is performing wonderful after cleaning it with mineral spirit and oiling it. I'm surprised about that, since I couldn't get to the...
Forum: Commuting 01-22-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 78,991
Posted By cbike
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 9,186.39...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 9,186.39 (12,039.5 total) [215/215]
f1xedgear (NC) ____________________ 8,300.0 [200] 200-days goal achieved (12/11); any add'l is icin'
Atvar (Italy)...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-21-16, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By cbike
Not to long ago 2" was the common "fat" tire. ...

Not to long ago 2" was the common "fat" tire. Got my studded tires used from a guy that was upgrading to a fat tire bike. I'm not sure why, the snow removal isn't that bad here in Ames that 5"...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-20-16, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By cbike
Thanks for all the great feedback. I did ride...

Thanks for all the great feedback. I did ride the bike to work and the freehub didn't give me any problems. Of course with 11 degrees Fahrenheit it was 6 degrees warmer than yesterday.

I did go...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-20-16, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By cbike
Parts selection help for chainring, cassette and freehub body replacement

I was looking forward to the ride home through the fresh snow we would be getting but on my commute to work this morning the freehub started to slip. At first just occasionally till it finally...
Forum: Commuting 09-02-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 78,991
Posted By cbike
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 6,253.7...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 6,253.7 (8,537.1 total) [144/144]
scroca (MT) _______________________ 6,038.91
dschue5 (MN) ______________________ 5,530.0 (8,360 total)
buzzbee (CA)...
Forum: Commuting 06-26-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 78,991
Posted By cbike
scroca (MT) _____________________________...

scroca (MT) _____________________________ 4,305.19
augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 3,857.8 (5,554.5 total) [94/94]
bugly64 (CA)_____________________________ 3,091.4
gregf83 (BC)...
Forum: Commuting 05-14-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 78,991
Posted By cbike
augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 3,082.2...

augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 3,082.2 (4,521.4 total) [75/75]
scroca (MT) _____________________________ 3,067.01
buzzbee (CA) ____________________________ 2,556.0
gregf83 (BC)...
Forum: Touring 03-31-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,655
Posted By cbike
Great, good luck with the lottery. I just...

Great, good luck with the lottery.

I just heard that this year there will be a new optional gravel loop. But then if someone really wants gravel they'd sign up for the Trans Iowa...
Forum: Touring 03-27-15, 03:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,655
Posted By cbike
That's the party town. Wouldn't it be better to...

That's the party town. Wouldn't it be better to ride to the first town of next day? They'll have breakfast and only few cyclist stop will stop. Either way, the official overnight town provides the...
Forum: Touring 03-27-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,655
Posted By cbike
If you like biking and crowds then do it. If you...

If you like biking and crowds then do it. If you like solitude then stay away. Since you're giving it serious thought you should go otherwise you'll just regret not trying it.

After you've done...
Forum: Commuting 03-27-15, 08:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,998
Posted By cbike
Yep, the local buses drive on the bike lane to...

Yep, the local buses drive on the bike lane to avoid hitting cyclists when turning right. It's mandated that the driver do so. If traffic backs up that means these buses block the bike lane for no...
Forum: Commuting 03-26-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 78,991
Posted By cbike
scroca (MT) _____________________ 1,911.12 ...

scroca (MT) _____________________ 1,911.12
gregf83 (BC)______________________ 1535 [38/47] (2040 total)
bconneraz (CA) ___________________ 1442.4
augustgarage (CA) ________________ 1437.8 (2298.6...
Forum: Commuting 03-04-15, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 78,991
Posted By cbike
augustgarage (CA) ________________ 1437.8 (2298.6...

augustgarage (CA) ________________ 1437.8 (2298.6 total)
scroca (MT) ______________________ 1283.4
buzzbee (CA)______________________ 1255
gregf83 (BC)______________________ 1210 [30/37] (1593...
Forum: Commuting 02-16-15, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 127,000
Posted By cbike
Man that's a horrid bike lane even without the...

Man that's a horrid bike lane even without the sign in the way.

While visiting and cycling around Indianapolis I encountered a similar and typical engineering feat. BTW, I wanted to go straight...
Forum: Commuting 02-13-15, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 78,991
Posted By cbike
scroca (MT) _______________________ 890.64 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 890.64
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 745.1 [17/17] (956.9 total)
gregf83 (BC)_______________________ 738 [18/24] (913 total)
bconneraz (CA)...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-28-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,461
Posted By cbike
Not sure what you're really asking. I normally...

Not sure what you're really asking. I normally use a regular bike for commuting. It's much cheaper and the larger wheels take pot holes and curbs better. I also don't have to worry to much about...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-24-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,632
Posted By cbike
You may have made your decision already but...

You may have made your decision already but riding distance with the Brompton fully loaded is no issue. I use it primarily for airplane trips where I go bike camping. The case and extra stuff are...
Forum: Touring 02-08-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By cbike
If you want to do a bit more research on the Iowa...

If you want to do a bit more research on the Iowa part check out the Iowa Bicycle map which shows the paved roads and their traffic loads. Highway 2 doesn't look bad.
Forum: Touring 11-07-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By cbike
The jacket should prevent wind from penetrating...

The jacket should prevent wind from penetrating it (and making me cold), provide extra warmth (not to much though) and keep me from sweating. Water resistance is not needed and undesired. I have a...
Forum: Touring 11-07-13, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By cbike
Jacket for cooler days

I'm looking for a jacket recommendation for riding in cooler temperatures (40s and 30s). I'm wearing a mid-weight wool or other non-cotton shirt and a jacket. I need a lightweight jacket to protect...
Forum: Touring 10-26-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,053
Posted By cbike
End of November I'm planning to ride from San...

End of November I'm planning to ride from San Diego to Mexicali via Tecate and La Rumorosa. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and I won't have to much difficulty with the short days or language...
Forum: Touring 09-06-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,132
Posted By cbike
The feature that creates a round trip would be...

The feature that creates a round trip would be nice if Garmin routing would really work for bicycle. The one time I used it directed me straight onto the Interstate. After convincing it that I...
Forum: Touring 09-05-13, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By cbike
I'm still undecided to what I'll be doing. It...

I'm still undecided to what I'll be doing. It would be great if I could avoid camping to make the trip simpler.

Looks like highway 2 is the only option between Tecate and Tijuana. From Google...
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