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Old 02-26-13, 08:27 PM
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Oh hey, sorry, I completely missed the PS last time. I also did not know your cranks are 205mm in the photo (as you could probably tell from my comments). I was not aware of the Kuosac cranks, though I am very familiar with Zinn. I got the IRD cranks from my LBS, they were $120 US. You can find them listed on the interloc racing design website; http://store.interlocracing.com/irdexlocrar.html I think most major bike shops can place orders with interloc. You can order direct from the website, but I was able to find them cheaper at the store, plus no shipping charge.
Great deal, mine did cost me almost three times as much with shipping to Germany and taxes. At least it came with a bottom bracket and chain rings.
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Old 02-27-13, 01:53 PM
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Restoring my beloved 1970 Robin Hood....just made these custom wooden pedals to match my wooden racks...check em out ( going for the black/chrome/old school wood look)





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Old 02-27-13, 02:02 PM
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My wife got me this Surly Crosscheck for my 40th birthday-- I love it! I go back and forth on how much I plan to ride it in the winters. This week the weather has been good though, so the decision is easy. I changed my other commuter to a 1x8, which seems to be plenty of gears in the Twin Cities (there aren't many hills to deal with). It makes it so much easier to clean around the bottom bracket, I think I may do that to this bike too.
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Old 02-27-13, 06:42 PM
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Restoring my beloved 1970 Robin Hood....just made these custom wooden pedals to match my wooden racks...check em out ( going for the black/chrome/old school wood look)
What wood/finish are you using? I can't imagine the durability of those will be stellar.
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Old 02-28-13, 12:34 AM
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The wood is pine which is cheep ($3.50) from lowes and its spray coated with spar urethane "Helsman" by Minwax. I've used this outdoor spray on a outdoor picnic bench still good after three years! I don't ride in the rain so we shall see! Going to get oak when income across it.
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Old 02-28-13, 05:47 AM
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How about Teak or Mahogany ? Better around moisture.
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Old 02-28-13, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by PennyTheDog View Post
My wife got me this Surly Crosscheck for my 40th birthday-- I love it! I go back and forth on how much I plan to ride it in the winters. This week the weather has been good though, so the decision is easy. I changed my other commuter to a 1x8, which seems to be plenty of gears in the Twin Cities (there aren't many hills to deal with). It makes it so much easier to clean around the bottom bracket, I think I may do that to this bike too.
Can I get your wife to call mine?
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Old 02-28-13, 09:27 AM
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Raleigh Tripper as it sits against my office wall
-Topeak Super Tourist Rack
-Plastic fenders

A little spinny for my taste with a 39x20 ratio but I plan to experiment with some smaller cogs soon. I have experience with 3-speeds and find them to be adequate for areas which aren't too hilly, provided you get the gear ratio "just right". I also have plans to switch to drop bars, but I'm giving the narrow flat bars a chance.
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Old 03-01-13, 07:59 PM
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Just added fenders and new stem last week.
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Old 03-02-13, 08:25 PM
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I posted my new Crosscheck just a couple posts ago, but now I've had it and ridden it for a week, and I just finished setting it up the way I want. I took the front derailleur and shifter off, to make it a 1x9. The Twin Cities are so flat, I never change chain rings anyway. And it makes so much easier to clean. While I was at it I changed to tan bar tape. I also use a pair of black Banjo Brothers waterproof panniers. I love riding this bike!
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Old 03-02-13, 09:15 PM
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That, sir, is a suuuuperrr sexy utility bike
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Old 03-03-13, 08:15 PM
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New bike for commuting/fun. Cyclocross fits my commute well - it is more than 60% off road. I was using panniers but a rack on this bike doesn't seem very feasible. I am thinking of an Ortlieb Packman Pro 2. Any opinions?


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Old 03-03-13, 10:01 PM
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Seat post rack would probably work.
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Old 03-03-13, 10:03 PM
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please help! trying to restore 1967 robin hood.....i was able to remove both cotter pins and remove the left crank arm...but i can't get the right one off...i dont have any special tools...and tips or tricks?


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Old 03-03-13, 11:06 PM
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mechanics forum?
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Old 03-04-13, 04:48 AM
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please help! trying to restore 1967 robin hood.....i was able to remove both cotter pins and remove the left crank arm...but i can't get the right one off...i dont have any special tools...and tips or tricks?

A special threaded tool is used to pull the crank arms off the bottom bracket making it a lot easier, particularly on the drive side.

You also need bottom bracket wrenches to pull the bottom bracket out. You should consider replacing it with a modern sealed unit anyway.

If the bottom bracket has corrosion this can be a problem.

Do you have access to a bicycle co-op w/ tools and experienced mechanics ?

If not, a sensible LBS that is comfortable servicing old bikes w/o charging a fortune ?

Best o' luck.

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Old 03-05-13, 07:42 PM
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Switched the Ogre back to a flat-bar, geared set-up (was a drop bar fixie). Added a Soma Porteur front rack and a Thudbuster seatpost (works great)

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Old 03-05-13, 07:52 PM
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Old 03-06-13, 05:15 AM
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That is one slick looking bike.
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Old 03-06-13, 05:20 AM
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interesting ... where's the handicapped sign?
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Old 03-06-13, 07:03 AM
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Old 03-06-13, 08:01 AM
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That is one slick looking bike.
Cannondale BadBoy about a 2008 model ?

My wife rode one of those as her high speed city bike and commuter for a couple of years. It was a challenge to keep up with her, almost impossible when I was pulling a trailer. I rode it a bit, too. Interesting geometry and wicked fast for shorter, city type riding. I like the blacked out cammo look for city use as well. Sleek and doesn't draw too much attention in the bike racks in town.
Maybe put a rack and nice rack bag up on that thing ? Topeak and Racktime both have nice systems. Almost too sleek for panniers.
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Old 03-06-13, 09:09 AM
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I'm a backpack kinda guy

It's a 2013 bad boy btw
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Old 03-06-13, 07:42 PM
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Have never posted pics of my bike on here. I guess since it looks like I'm getting a different bike I'll go ahead a post what I have been riding. 2011 Trek/GF Kaitai. It has served me very well since Sept. of 2012. I like it well enough, it just dosen't fit me. Couldn't pass it up for the price the guy wanted. I get by but...Hopefully a new bike is very close to being a reality.


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Old 03-06-13, 11:14 PM
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I have that same seat. I think it's quite nice for the money. ↑↑↑↑↑
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