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Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,431
Posted By cal_gundert05

Beaten to it.

Beaten to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-13, 09:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,818
Posted By cal_gundert05

Something like modular gloves, with a separable ...

Something like modular gloves, with a separable wool/whatever layer for crisp dry mornings and a no-nonsense waterproof layer for rain, to be worn separately or together. And make them reversible...
07-31-13, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By cal_gundert05

Okay, thanks for the replies. As was said,...

Okay, thanks for the replies.

As was said, the road bike is probably the right tool for both types of riding, but I'll probably use it for the moderate rides and the fixed gear for the harder...
07-29-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By cal_gundert05

Fixed Gear & Road Bike: Which for High Intensity and Which for Low?

To keeping things interesting, I want to make some of my nightly rides shorter and more intense and the others longer and more moderate. I figure the two kinds of rides would also give me reason to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-13, 04:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,099
Posted By cal_gundert05

Here ya go ...

Here ya go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0qm0KUPeD8
08-29-12, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,280
Posted By cal_gundert05

A small metal lunch box is kind of the direction...

A small metal lunch box is kind of the direction I'm leaning toward.

Saddle bags/wedges have always seemed oddly shaped and overbuilt to me. That's not to say they wouldn't work for me, but I...
08-28-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,280
Posted By cal_gundert05

Thanks for the response, HillRider. I'd like...

Thanks for the response, HillRider.

I'd like to see what I can whip up on my own, rather than buy, though.
08-28-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,280
Posted By cal_gundert05

Small Basket Idea -- Mounted to front reflector attachment

Sometimes I need to carry a few items that don't warrant wearing my backpack, but are too bulky or heavy for the pockets of my cotton exercise shorts (which are, for the moment, staying). To do so,...
06-04-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 192,080
Posted By cal_gundert05

HAVE: - EAI Makino Pro Keirin Tool, excellent...

HAVE:
- EAI Makino Pro Keirin Tool, excellent condition
- Kaynu Uno seat post, some scratches, black, 27.2mm
- Shimano PD-M520 clipless pedals, used but work fine

WANT:
- misc. tools
- pm me...
10-30-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,109
Posted By cal_gundert05

Being that my idea probably wouldn't have come to...

Being that my idea probably wouldn't have come to pass anyway ($$), I'm glad it sparked this interesting discussion about something I'd never considered before.
10-30-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,109
Posted By cal_gundert05

Thanks for the well wishes, but it seems that it...

Thanks for the well wishes, but it seems that it wouldn't work out or it just wouldn't be worth it.





Hmm, why the different answers?

I suppose a singlespeed with a useless derailleur...
10-29-11, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,109
Posted By cal_gundert05

2x2 Problem: How Much Extra Chain for a Rear Derailleur?

I have an idea for a fixed gear / geared bike build, and I'm running into trouble reconciling the chain length required for both applications.

The idea is this:

- frame with track ends
- rear...
07-22-11, 11:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,393
Posted By cal_gundert05

I don't think these places look that bad,...

I don't think these places look that bad, actually. But maybe I'd get a different sensation in person.

Also, riding around taking pictures of 'seedy' places seems like a good way to piss off the...
07-01-11, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,976,333
Posted By cal_gundert05

Some interesting pedals--MKS ESQUARTZ 107. Gonna...

Some interesting pedals--MKS ESQUARTZ 107. Gonna give clips another shot.
07-01-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By cal_gundert05

Exactly. I felt the same way when using LimeWire...

Exactly. I felt the same way when using LimeWire to download music, so I got rid of it all and stuck to cd's and live recordings from archive.org and sugarmegs.org.

To yummygooey and others who...
06-30-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By cal_gundert05

Do You Have Rules For Buying Parts?

Does anyone else have rules that they try to follow when it comes to buying bike parts or accessories (or anything else, really)? Like you'll only buy parts if you can get them at 50% MSRP, if...
06-28-11, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,976,333
Posted By cal_gundert05

This Sugino crank puller, even though I already...

This Sugino crank puller, even though I already have an Ofmega puller.
06-27-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,308
Posted By cal_gundert05

Ritual or Spicer Cycles?

Ritual or Spicer Cycles?
06-20-11, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28,352
Views: 942,385
Posted By cal_gundert05

I think the highlighted part is extremely hostile...

I think the highlighted part is extremely hostile to the customer and opens the door to a lot more arguing.

And I think there are instances in which it is reasonable to repair a bike before others...
06-13-11, 04:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,709
Posted By cal_gundert05

Portland Design Works just came out with a front...

Portland Design Works just came out with a front basket that mounts only onto the handlebars and comes with a waterproof bag. The basket's recommended weight limit is 12 pounds (which is...
06-03-11, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By cal_gundert05

Formula makes loose bearing track hubs, too.

Formula makes loose bearing track hubs, too.
05-21-11, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3,898
Views: 545,021
Posted By cal_gundert05

BensCycle has a set of 'lightly used' Sugino 75...

BensCycle has a set of 'lightly used' Sugino 75 crank arms, chainring and bottom bracket in their 'Overstock and Blems' category.

Cranks and chainring are $269.99, bottom bracket is $79.99. And...
05-21-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By cal_gundert05

Okay, I guess I missed those discussions. ...

Okay, I guess I missed those discussions.



That's the issue I'm trying to address.



I imagined attaching them at opposite corners of the pedals (i.e. for the driveside pedal, at the...
05-21-11, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By cal_gundert05

I don't understand all the dismissive replies. ...

I don't understand all the dismissive replies.

The 300s are heavy, yes, but also strong, comfortable for shoes of all types and sizes, inexpensive, they have servicable bearings, and they probably...
05-20-11, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By cal_gundert05

MKS 3000 Rubber Pedals with Foot Retention (Power Grips)

It looks like you could mount some Power Grips Fixie Straps to a pair of MKS 3000 rubber pedals by removing the nuts on opposite corners of the pedal bodies, placing the Power Grips straps and...
04-14-11, 01:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,380
Posted By cal_gundert05

You could pretend to do that with these 5mm...

You could pretend to do that with these 5mm magnetic balls (http://www.amazon.com/MagneatoBalls-Nickel-Plated-Magnetic-Smaller-Sticky/dp/B003H1MN86); group buy, anyone?
04-13-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,287
Posted By cal_gundert05

How's the Prolight? I'm thinking of getting one...

How's the Prolight? I'm thinking of getting one when the time comes. But I am less than stoked about the three snap holes (http://www.bikerumor.com/2010/05/22/review-giro-prolight-cycling-helmet/)...
04-13-11, 03:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,013
Posted By cal_gundert05

The PDW is maybe an inch or more shorter than the...

The PDW is maybe an inch or more shorter than the Campy wrench, and when the 15mm section is on an axle nut the flat part of the PDW is in the horizontal plane while the flat part of the Campy in in...
04-11-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,874
Posted By cal_gundert05

Right, no big deal; I may not like fixing flats,...

Right, no big deal; I may not like fixing flats, but I'm generally more inclined toward this approach.

After much searching, I haven't found many tire makers that eschew Kevlar and other aramid...
04-09-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,874
Posted By cal_gundert05

The reason I asked about this stuff is because...

The reason I asked about this stuff is because I'm trying to choose which tires to use with my current build. I've used Continental Ultra Gatorskins and Specialized Armadillos without any problems,...
04-07-11, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,976,333
Posted By cal_gundert05

Are you building up a made in the USA / wishbone...

Are you building up a made in the USA / wishbone seat stay / bare steel Spicer track frame? I'd be interested in seeing how it turns out, as I'm doing the same (no frame yet, though).
04-07-11, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,874
Posted By cal_gundert05

Anti-Flat Tire Technology: Old vs New

I'm curious about the differences between modern and vintage tires; in particular, how does the anti-flat technology (or hype) that is so prevalent in today's tire market compare to what was used 40+...
04-05-11, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 54,716
Posted By cal_gundert05

I may have locked myself out of my house--I'll...

I may have locked myself out of my house--I'll have to see if the door's unlocked when I get back.

UPDATE: Locked :(
04-05-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,018
Posted By cal_gundert05

I just picked up a brand new Soma Rush frame (no...

I just picked up a brand new Soma Rush frame (no fork) for cheap, but it's a bit small for me and I could use the money. PM me for details, if you're interested.
04-04-11, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By cal_gundert05

I wonder if the problem is with the interface...

I wonder if the problem is with the interface between the spindle and one or both of the crank arms; seems possible, given that it's a replacement.
04-02-11, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By cal_gundert05

Haha, no, this wasn't an April Fool's Day joke. ...

Haha, no, this wasn't an April Fool's Day joke.

I wondered if there might be some difference in brake performance when the brake doesn't 'look down' exactly at the center of the wheel--and since...
04-02-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 54,716
Posted By cal_gundert05

I haven't had a bike for almost a year. ...

I haven't had a bike for almost a year. Yesterday, I bought a frame I couldn't afford and carried it down Market Street in SF during Friday evening rush hour, being passed by a ton of cyclists...
04-01-11, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,976,333
Posted By cal_gundert05

http://www.bti-usa.com/pictures/SF/SF3350.JPG ...

http://www.bti-usa.com/pictures/SF/SF3350.JPG

Impulse buy at the American Cyclery sidewalk sale. $225 + tax, but perhaps a tad small.
04-01-11, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,817
Posted By cal_gundert05

I don't think Trek actually makes their...

I don't think Trek actually makes their belt-drive components; that would be Gates Corporation.



Coupled with an internally-geared hub, there are multi-speed belt-driven bikes (the Trek Soho,...
04-01-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By cal_gundert05

Technical (And Unimportant) Questions About Fork Brake Holes

Are fork brake holes always drilled perpendicular to the steerer axis, or at a very slight angle that corresponds to the fork's rake?

If drilled in the second manner, I can imagine that the angle...
04-01-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,865
Posted By cal_gundert05

You should try the Vittoria Open Pave Evo...

You should try the Vittoria Open Pave Evo CGs...so you can convince me whether or not to buy them.
04-01-11, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,976,333
Posted By cal_gundert05

Good ol' eBay.

Good ol' eBay.
03-31-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,976,333
Posted By cal_gundert05

http://www.velobase.com/VeloImages/Tools/D43A5D45-...

http://www.velobase.com/VeloImages/Tools/D43A5D45-F08E-49A7-AA55-A97DBEE777D1.jpeg

Minus the replacement pins, bag, and Allen key.
03-16-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,755
Posted By cal_gundert05

Don't forget about tools.

Don't forget about tools.
03-13-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By cal_gundert05

I may be wrong about the existence of bushings in...

I may be wrong about the existence of bushings in most clipless pedals, but the disassembly instructions for Crank Brothers Eggbeaters (http://www.crankbrothers.com/support/rebuildkit_eggbeater.php)...
03-13-11, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By cal_gundert05

Clipless Pedals: Bushings, Maintenance

Why do many clipless pedals use bushings in addition to bearings?

Loose bearing-only systems have been used with hubs and bottom brackets, so why not clipless pedals?

Is it because clipless...
03-04-11, 02:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,043
Posted By cal_gundert05

Or the next Edison.

Or the next Edison.
03-04-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,747
Posted By cal_gundert05

Picking my first was a no-brainer: $200 for an...

Picking my first was a no-brainer: $200 for an IRO Rob Roy in excellent condition.

Now I'm building one a la carte, and I want something that's not too expensive (< $500) but has an interesting...
03-04-11, 01:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,043
Posted By cal_gundert05

Since no one seems interested in this, how about...

Since no one seems interested in this, how about you share some details?
02-23-11, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By cal_gundert05

Track lockrings also come in several different...

Track lockrings also come in several different diameters and threadings. Those by French, Italian, and Japanese companies usually don't fit hubs from other nations' companies.
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