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11-06-07, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By mooklekloon

Chain falling off

2 chain falling off issues:

1. I have an old 70s Raleigh Royale 10 spd. I removed the front inner chin-ring, front deraileur, and front shifter so now it is a 5 spd. However, whenever now when I...
07-10-07, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By mooklekloon

Some help with a technical cycling term, please!

Hi everyone,

I know that cadence is the actual rotational speed of the cranks measured in RPM.

However, I was wondering if there was a term to describe a similar but related concept. For each...
07-04-07, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By mooklekloon

I had pretty much the exact same situation....

I had pretty much the exact same situation. Picked up a 70's Raleigh Royale from a garage sale a couple months ago.

I trued out the wheels, replaced a few spokes, rebuilt the hubs, rebuilt the...
06-28-07, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By mooklekloon

Dismantling Gear Cluster

Is it possible to remove/replace individual sprockets in the rear cluster? I have a pretty old suntour threaded on 5 speed cluster, and would like to dismantle it and service each sprocket. Is it...
03-28-07, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By mooklekloon

Anyone other estimates?

Anyone other estimates?
03-27-07, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By mooklekloon

Thanks! 1/2 inch per gear? Or over the whole...

Thanks!

1/2 inch per gear? Or over the whole set of 8 or so?
03-27-07, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By mooklekloon

Rear Derailleur Tension Estimates

Hi,

I was hoping someone could help me out. I need a quantitative estimate of the maximum tension that the rear derailleur cable on a typical bike would be under. If anyone has ever measured this,...
10-18-06, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By mooklekloon

Hi Everyone, Thanks for the great...

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the great suggestions! The reason I want this is, is for simplicity. I would prefer to have the single crank upfront rather than locking out a double or triple, just for...
10-17-06, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By mooklekloon

Singlespeed front - Multispeed rear

Hi,

This may be a somewhat unusual request.

Ideally, I am looking for a bike that has a single chainring upfront, and multiple gears at the rear. The single chainring upfront would be...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-05, 12:37 PM
Forum: Commuting
11-24-05, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By mooklekloon

My father and his biking buddy always share bike...

My father and his biking buddy always share bike parts and equipment. His friend has a spare set of studded tires he is going to give to me. I'm gonna throw them on this weekend when I have some time.
Forum: Commuting
11-24-05, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By mooklekloon

I commute up the center of the city from the...

I commute up the center of the city from the 'burbs into downtown. I start from around Bathurst just north of Steeles and go South-East to Bay & Richmond. About 20-25km. I never got a good reading of...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-05, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By mooklekloon

Cycling Season Over?

We had our first big snowfall here last night. No chance of riding today. Not with my equpiment. I keep telling myself I can't ride through the winter, but after one day on the subway I'm thinking...
11-24-05, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By mooklekloon

Break lever compatibility

I was looking at break levers and some of them say "compatible with V brakes." Could someone please give me some general information on compatability between levers and different types of breaks. I...
11-23-05, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By mooklekloon

ummmmm... i dont think there is much choice ...

ummmmm... i dont think there is much choice

http://thedittybopscalendar.com/
Forum: Commuting
11-19-05, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By mooklekloon

Yeah, we both work really close to eachother, but...

Yeah, we both work really close to eachother, but we don't ride down together that often. Sometimes we ride home together. We live north of Steeles around Bathurst. He goes to Bay and Dundas, I go...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-05, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By mooklekloon

I agree. Yesterday was nastier than it looked. My...

I agree. Yesterday was nastier than it looked. My dad went down on a big patch of ice on Bathurst just north of Eglington on his way in to work. Luckily he wasn't hurt and there were no cars around....
Forum: Commuting
11-18-05, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15,208
Views: 10,951,439
Posted By mooklekloon

Here is my commuter. Sorry about the reflection...

Here is my commuter. Sorry about the reflection from the flash.

EDIT: Forgot to give the year/model. It's a 2005 Specialized Sirrus Elite. Pretty much stock except I swaped out the suspension seat...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-05, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By mooklekloon

I haven't gotten them yet. Probably get here in...

I haven't gotten them yet. Probably get here in the next few days. Thanks again!
Forum: Commuting
11-18-05, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By mooklekloon

Good to be back

Didn't ride tuesday this week because of terrible weather. Didn't ride Wednesday because my knees were hurting (see my post from a couple days ago). Didn't ride Thursday because I over-tightened and...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-05, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By mooklekloon

Thanks everyone for all the help! I will check...

Thanks everyone for all the help! I will check the fit thoroughly.

My last bike was an MTB so much lower gearing than the sirrus, but it did have toe clips/straps. The gearing on the sirrus is...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-05, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By mooklekloon

Knee Pain

I just switched my commuter to a 2005 Specialized Sirrus Elite about a month ago. For the last 2 weeks or so my knees have been really bothering me. They feel really week with pain around the front...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-05, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By mooklekloon

'05 Sirrus Elite. It's my baby.

'05 Sirrus Elite. It's my baby.
Forum: Commuting
11-11-05, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By mooklekloon

Jacket Recommendations

I'm looking for a jacket for commuting and I have a few requirements.

1. Waterproof
2. Breathable
3. Light (as in not heavy)
4. "Bomber"/shorter/hip length style

I have been completely lost...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-05, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By mooklekloon

No idea. I'm 21 and not much of a wine drinker,...

No idea. I'm 21 and not much of a wine drinker, so I relied on the staff at the LCBO (Ontario's liquor store) to pick something nice for me. I think it was a white Australian wine. I dunno.
Forum: Commuting
11-11-05, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By mooklekloon

Hardest bike to steal

After buying the building manager at my work a nice bottle of wine, I managed to convince him to let me bring my bike inside and keep it in the basement. Now I get to store my bike in a building that...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-05, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By mooklekloon

I didn't really want to buy a machine. I only...

I didn't really want to buy a machine. I only want to make a few, and I don't even have a good printer. Thanks for the suggestion though.
Forum: Commuting
11-08-05, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By mooklekloon

Buttons

I wanted to get some of the "properganda" from cicle.org (http://cicle.org/properganda/properganda.html) printed onto buttons to pin onto my bag. Does anyone know of any stores around Toronto that...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-05, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By mooklekloon

Plastic Bag

I just spent an hour cleaning a plastic bag out of my RD. It was really windy tonight and must have gotten sucked up somehow.
11-06-05, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By mooklekloon

Cleaing Grease

Anyone have any suggestions for cleaning the black crud off your hands after you are done working on your bike? Also, any suggestions for getting grease / oil / black crud out of clothing?
Forum: Commuting
11-02-05, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,143
Posted By mooklekloon

The reflective ankle straps are great. When I...

The reflective ankle straps are great. When I don't need them to hold my pants, I wrap them around the "front pouch" of my backpack. I dont know if your bag would have a place to attach these straps,...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-05, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By mooklekloon

There were some sections that had some mud. My 28...

There were some sections that had some mud. My 28 mm armadillo slicks didn't perform to well. :(
Forum: Commuting
11-02-05, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By mooklekloon

On my way home, I commute from downtown (Bay &...

On my way home, I commute from downtown (Bay & Richmond) into thornhill (Bathurst & Steeles). I have a route which is mostly side streets, staying inbetween Bathurst and Avenue Rd. Yesterday, I...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-05, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By mooklekloon

I got lost :(

I got soooo lost yesterday on my way home. I tried to take a new route, and it ended up taking me 2+ hours to get home, instead of the usual 1 hour or less. On top of that, I had a direct headwind....
11-02-05, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By mooklekloon

I followed the park tools website when adjusting...

I followed the park tools website when adjusting the RD,

"Once a too-tight rattle is achieved, turn barrel adjuster 1/4 turn clockwise, to release inner wire tension, and pedal again. Listen and...
11-01-05, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By mooklekloon

This is really hard to explain. When I am in the...

This is really hard to explain. When I am in the large chain ring on my bike and I put a lot of torque, the pedalling feels a "little rough". I can't hear anything but I can feel it in my feet....
Forum: Commuting
11-01-05, 02:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,622
Posted By mooklekloon

Looks like they arent making the Elite in '06....

Looks like they arent making the Elite in '06. Check the archives on the specialized site, it is there under 2005.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-05, 08:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,622
Posted By mooklekloon

I commute on a Sirrus Elite. Got a pretty good...

I commute on a Sirrus Elite. Got a pretty good deal on an '05 for $670 USD. I love it. I would definetly look at the Sirrus. There are so many models, and you can just climb the latter depending on...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-05, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,138
Posted By mooklekloon

I figured that. Thats why I put in the "... or...

I figured that. Thats why I put in the "... or know someone who threw in the towel ..." part. :)
Forum: Commuting
10-31-05, 07:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,138
Posted By mooklekloon

Commuting Drop-outs

There are so many success stories on this forum about people that have just discovered commuting and love it. I was thinking about the opposite today on my way to work. How many of you have quit...
10-28-05, 11:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By mooklekloon

I just bought an OnGuard Bulldog Mini, except it...

I just bought an OnGuard Bulldog Mini, except it doesn't look like the bulldog minis i see in the pictures on the web. It doesn't have the little indents or the little black button. It also has a...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-05, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By mooklekloon

I liked it. She communicated a lot of the changes...

I liked it. She communicated a lot of the changes in her life that snowballed from cycling. I find that I have made, or desire to make, a lot of the same changes.
Forum: Commuting
10-27-05, 07:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,244
Posted By mooklekloon

I commute on a Sirrus Elite. I pedal, it moves,...

I commute on a Sirrus Elite. I pedal, it moves, so I classify it as "bike."
Forum: Commuting
10-26-05, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,584
Posted By mooklekloon

Never seen these. I would love to hear some...

Never seen these. I would love to hear some opinions.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-05, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 972
Posted By mooklekloon

Yeah, it was a rough morning in Toronto today. I...

Yeah, it was a rough morning in Toronto today. I definetly need some better rain gear and fenders.
10-25-05, 10:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,244
Posted By mooklekloon

I might be able to help you. *Looks at crowbar* ...

I might be able to help you. *Looks at crowbar* :p :p
10-24-05, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By mooklekloon

GPS Locator

Let me begin by saying that I have no idea what I am talking about and have no experience with any GPS equipment.

Has anyone thought of putting a GPS locator on their bike, to locate it in the...
10-23-05, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By mooklekloon

Shimano R-440-8, Rapidfire

Shimano R-440-8, Rapidfire
10-23-05, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By mooklekloon

Double Crank, Triple Shifter

I posted this in the General Cycling forum and I was directed here. I have a new Specialized Sirrus Elite with a double crank, but the front shifter has the 3 stops. How should the FD be adjusted?...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-05, 01:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 746
Posted By mooklekloon

I've found that here in Toronto, the buses are...

I've found that here in Toronto, the buses are really respectful. They always see me and almost always change lanes to pass me. When I pass one on the left, they always wait before pulling out.
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