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Old 04-09-10, 10:33 AM
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Sounds good ****ers. good luck with it.
Belated thanks! Planning to sign the lease Saturday afternoon, and reading up on my new neighbourhood football/soccer team in the meantime. It's just a 10 minute walk from the new place to Hongkou Stadium, and I hear tickets go for about US$6 each. Might have to make it a regular thing!
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Say know to crack? Can you find a new rim and have the wheel relaced? I stupidly sold my old Trek 1000, actually I traded it in for credit on a new bike when I had eyelets begin to fail. Will always regret that move.
It's all too hard!

I'll be lucky to find any similar rims kicking about in HK on the second hand market. Buying a new rim is possible, but then you start thinking 'are these old spokes still good for the new rim', then you start thinking 'hmmm, why am I using these slightly clunky old hubs', and there you go...

Sad thing is that I can get a set of near new Shimano 500 or 550 wheels for less than HK$500 (about US$80), but these are 130mm rear wheel not 126mm, AND then I start looking at the 6speed freewheel and SIS indexed rear derailleur and shifter...

Maybe I ask the guy at work I'm potentially going to sell this to what he wants to do. Maybe this bike ends up as a single speed...
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from the looks of it, you can just pop on a 7sp HG/UG freehub body onto the R500 or R550 wheels, slightly chop the axle and redish the wheel to make it 126mm. R500 looks more plausible for the conversion.
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Old 04-09-10, 05:47 PM
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IMO, velocity rims aren't that great for the price.
they're heavy, they have a hop at the joint and the drilled holes have a lot of burrs leftover.

good thing I've only ever bought them for $20/hoop.
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Old 04-09-10, 06:46 PM
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Hoping I didn't break my foot when I dropped a board on it tonight at Lowes. Everything seems to move, just fees like I stubbed it really really hard. I think this calls for a drink.
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I am so glad it's the weekend.
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Originally Posted by cuda2k View Post
Hoping I didn't break my foot when I dropped a board on it tonight at Lowes. Everything seems to move, just fees like I stubbed it really really hard. I think this calls for a drink.
How can a wussy little board break your foot, silly?

*Grabs cuda by the neck with both hands*

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO LEAVE ME HERE ALONE THIS WEEKEND DAMMIT!!

*releases cuda, dusts him off, straightens his hair*

Right?
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Old 04-09-10, 08:48 PM
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Eating sourdough toast topped with hummus and cottage cheese...






... while I recover from riding my roadbike for the first medium distance ride I've done on it on months. Oh my neck and shoulders.
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Old 04-09-10, 09:23 PM
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These, in clear glass with gold clip-ons with the G-15 lenses. Yep.
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Old 04-09-10, 09:45 PM
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I've got the confidence.
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Old 04-09-10, 09:53 PM
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Yes?
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Old 04-09-10, 09:55 PM
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Minus being hunted by Harvey Keitel, yes.
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Old 04-09-10, 09:57 PM
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^^I was thinking this.
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Old 04-09-10, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by gnome View Post

... while I recover from riding my roadbike for the first medium distance ride I've done on it on months. Oh my neck and shoulders.
I know you are on the other side of the world but you really don't need to ride upside down in order to be right side up with us, silly.
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Old 04-10-10, 02:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
I know you are on the other side of the world but you really don't need to ride upside down in order to be right side up with us, silly.
It's muscle soreness from not riding in the drops on a road bike. I've primarily been riding one or other of my recumbents lately. no neck or shoulder issues at all there.
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Old 04-10-10, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
How can a wussy little board break your foot, silly?

*Grabs cuda by the neck with both hands*

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO LEAVE ME HERE ALONE THIS WEEKEND DAMMIT!!

*releases cuda, dusts him off, straightens his hair*

Right?
Actually, since I can't ride with the way the toe feels this AM, I'll be around even more. I can stand no problem, I can walk with a little gimp in my step to keep most of the pressure off the toe, but I tried to clip in and put weight on my pedal and that was a No-Go. Plus it's my left foot which I clip out of when stopped. That too is not a happy thought atm.

btw, the board in question is a 2x10x10' - weather threated. at self for losing grip on it.

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Old 04-10-10, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
from the looks of it, you can just pop on a 7sp HG/UG freehub body onto the R500 or R550 wheels, slightly chop the axle and redish the wheel to make it 126mm. R500 looks more plausible for the conversion.
I'll see what my main man at the LBS says. I might even be lucky if he has an old wheel or rim sitting around that will help me out. He thinks I'm nuts, but is always keen to help (and he was nice enough to wait up for me on the last climb of the group ride...).

If I do end up following your suggestion, I'm sure my RD will be fine but the shifter is SIS with 6 clicks. What to do? Just use it in the friction 'mode'?
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Old 04-10-10, 06:37 AM
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maybe you can respace the cassette by using some wider spacers?
or just pop on a 7sp DT shifter.
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Old 04-10-10, 06:53 AM
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If it's going on a steel bike that's currently 126mm spaced, you shouldn't have too much difficulty getting a 130mm wheel in there. Old shimano 7sp downtube shifters are fairly common on ebay.
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^^I was thinking this.
I was confusing Keitel and Robert Duvall.
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Then the inside of your head would be crowded.







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So since I can't ride with this damned toe busted up instead I have:

1) Installed two lights under the kitchen cabinets.
2) Realized that I bought two different colors of said lights.
3) Removed and reboxed one of the lights for exchange at Lowes (hopefully without dropping another board on my foot)
4) Killed weeds in front flower beds
5) Opened my new circular saw
6) Cut $%#@ board that I dropped on my foot last night in half with my new circular saw. It's much lighter in two pieces... I'd say about half as heavy.
7) Put $%#@ board in place against back fence to protect fence against moisture from soil I would soon be placing in area.
8) Planted nectarine tree in back corner of yard. Emptied two and a half bags of garden / top soil around new tree.
9) Realized I was already hungry, came in and ate strawberries and blackberries I had in the fridge while writing this post and icing my toe that I dropped the $%#@ board on last night.

Things yet to be accomplished today...

1) Start putting primer up to cover over paint in the "Bike Cave" that I didn't like the color of.
2) Paint test spots of new colors I picked up samples of at Lowes last night.
3) Play Plants vs Zombies on the computer (awesome game... if you've made it this far into this post, go check it out.
4) Consider making another trip to Lowes. I need to exchange that light, return a ceiling fan downrod that I don't need, buy some sort of edging for the other two sides of this garden planter I'm building. And hopefully not drop another $%#@ board on my foot in the process.
5) try in the Swobo wool jersey that arrived from BonkTown.com yesterday.
6) find my Gazelle pantographed shifters, swap out shifters on the Gazelle A-Frame for said shifters.

I think that's about it...
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Originally Posted by cuda2k View Post
So since I can't ride with this damned toe busted up instead I have:

1) Installed two lights under the kitchen cabinets.
2) Realized that I bought two different colors of said lights.
3) Removed and reboxed one of the lights for exchange at Lowes (hopefully without dropping another board on my foot)
4) Killed weeds in front flower beds
5) Opened my new circular saw
6) Cut $%#@ board that I dropped on my foot last night in half with my new circular saw. It's much lighter in two pieces... I'd say about half as heavy.
7) Put $%#@ board in place against back fence to protect fence against moisture from soil I would soon be placing in area.
8) Planted nectarine tree in back corner of yard. Emptied two and a half bags of garden / top soil around new tree.
9) Realized I was already hungry, came in and ate strawberries and blackberries I had in the fridge while writing this post and icing my toe that I dropped the $%#@ board on last night.

Things yet to be accomplished today...

1) Start putting primer up to cover over paint in the "Bike Cave" that I didn't like the color of.
2) Paint test spots of new colors I picked up samples of at Lowes last night.
3) Play Plants vs Zombies on the computer (awesome game... if you've made it this far into this post, go check it out.
4) Consider making another trip to Lowes. I need to exchange that light, return a ceiling fan downrod that I don't need, buy some sort of edging for the other two sides of this garden planter I'm building. And hopefully not drop another $%#@ board on my foot in the process.
5) try in the Swobo wool jersey that arrived from BonkTown.com yesterday.
6) find my Gazelle pantographed shifters, swap out shifters on the Gazelle A-Frame for said shifters.

I think that's about it...
Ummm, so I'm assuming you've already installed the beer fridge in the bike cave? Otherwise I'd expect to see that on the top of the list.
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Old 04-10-10, 10:27 AM
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