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01-15-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By stbtra

Nope, there isn't enough clearance. I'm running...

Nope, there isn't enough clearance.
I'm running 700x37s and intend to take this into some dirt.

http://imgur.com/3dKuWbc.jpg
01-15-17, 02:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By stbtra

pics of cutting metal fender to clear front derailleur

Here are some pics of how I cut my rear velo orange fender on a marin muirwoods to clear the Shimano Altus derailleur. It was rubbing pretty bad and wouldn't let the FD go into the middle or small...
11-03-16, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By stbtra

I've done it on both ends. It's all the same. Get...

I've done it on both ends. It's all the same. Get some heat-shrink tubing at a minimum to seal it off. If you ride in a lot of rain, you might want to also pot it in silicone or something
edit:...
07-31-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By stbtra

New crankset is super flexy, replace chainrings or entire crankset?

Hi guys,
I just got a new bike which has some generic cranks that seem to flex an ungodly amount and make rubbing noises when under any substantial stress. I've tried straightening the chainrings a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,895
Posted By stbtra

Tern D8 or Dahon Visc P18 for travelling?

Hi guys, I'm narrowing down which folding bikes to get for myself and my SO to take on flights/road trips, and a tour this summer of either rural france or italy where we'd stay at hotels, perhaps...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-03-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By stbtra

where can I find small diameter chrome tubing? (for racks)

Looking for some tubing similar to Nitto racks, I can seem to find plenty of sources that aren't chromed I am not seeing any chromed tubing that's that small in diameter.
Forum: Commuting
12-23-14, 12:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,320
Posted By stbtra

For what it's worth, I use a north st woodward...

For what it's worth, I use a north st woodward convertible backpack/pannier, with ortlieb mount mod, best of both worlds.
08-23-14, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,905
Posted By stbtra

measure the voltage with a multimeter--should be...

measure the voltage with a multimeter--should be able to use a modern led light if it's around 6v
08-10-14, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,463
Posted By stbtra

Did you end up trying this setup? I am about to...

Did you end up trying this setup? I am about to try something pretty similar(nitto m12+ fork cable hanger" tomorrow.
08-07-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,446
Posted By stbtra

I think it's kinda pointless at the pricepoint....

I think it's kinda pointless at the pricepoint. I've seen quite a people with them around here, the front and rear throw is at best for 'visibility' and consists of two very narrow bands with a...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By stbtra

So is there a name for this trick? Do you do it...

So is there a name for this trick? Do you do it with the back wheel or front?
Forum: Commuting
08-06-14, 12:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,705
Posted By stbtra

The Velo ORANGE Blog: New Imported Tires From...

The Velo ORANGE Blog: New Imported Tires From Fairweather (http://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2014/08/new-imported-tires.html)

made by panaracer and in a variety of widths and colors,
Forum: Commuting
08-06-14, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By stbtra

Saw this guy doing a trick to clear garbage--what is it called?

Was riding behind a guy today, and at one point there were a few pieces of loose garbage on the bike path, and this guy did a trick where he sort of flicked the garbage to the side by flicking his...
08-04-14, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By stbtra

Where do I grease this roller bearing headset?

I've never used this type of headset before and I'm at a loss as to where to apply grease, I'm assuming just around the cartridge bearing? or should I have a layer in between all components?
Pic:...
06-14-14, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By stbtra

06-01-14, 02:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,613
Posted By stbtra

Any updates? I'm thinking about doing the same

Any updates? I'm thinking about doing the same
04-07-14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
Posted By stbtra

Thanks for the fast advice! New fork ordered.

Thanks for the fast advice! New fork ordered.
04-07-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
Posted By stbtra

Is my Headtube Ovalized? (With dimensions)

Hey guys,

I had a crash that involved me running straight into something and the wheel/fork took most of the force. I am trying to determine if my frame is still usable. I read the best way to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-14, 04:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By stbtra

WOW! That's hilarious. That's when you know you...

WOW! That's hilarious. That's when you know you have a problem.

http://i.imgur.com/SbUzmvf.jpg?2
01-08-14, 01:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,334
Posted By stbtra

Nope, they're near LA in santa ana No...

Nope, they're near LA in santa ana



No offense, but it's nice of niterider to offer a free one but this is pushing it a little when you purchased it full knowing that you're not getting a rack...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-14, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By stbtra

Do not buy: 2013 Sugoi RS bibs

I bought some 2013 sugoi RS bib knickers a few months ago, and the third time I went to put them on, the seam of the right leg just burst from the pressure of my foot going into it. I took it back to...
11-08-13, 03:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,293
Posted By stbtra

I will throw my recommendation behind a helmet...

I will throw my recommendation behind a helmet light--especially the vis 360 plus. It has side yellow lights.
09-16-13, 02:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 528
Posted By stbtra

GG park trails to ride on my commuter with 32s?

I'm looking to vary up my after work rides, and I've never ventured much into the trains in the park. Are there any good loops that I could do on my commuter with 700x32s? I'm not into MTBing at all...
08-23-13, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,789
Posted By stbtra

How much do you typically spend in parts during...

How much do you typically spend in parts during the fit? Do they give you reasonable prices or do they mark them up a ton?
07-28-13, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,831
Posted By stbtra

Is this likely to be fixable by re-doing only 1...

Is this likely to be fixable by re-doing only 1 side, or should I just re-do both?
07-28-13, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,831
Posted By stbtra

Wheel build problem: every other spoke too long

Hey guys, I'm building a 32 spoke 3 cross rear wheel. I laced up the drive side with no problems. I laced the non-drive side starting with spokes that have their heads facing out. I used the method...
07-07-13, 03:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By stbtra

Thanks for the recommendations so far, I will...

Thanks for the recommendations so far, I will keep those in mind for next year. Are any of the summer/fall ones worth doing or is it pretty much a gamble with the fog?
07-05-13, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By stbtra

What are your favorite centuries / events around the bay area?

The amazing cycling culture in the bay area has afforded what seems to be an immense amount of centuries/rides, and I'm having a hard time picking which ones to do. Do you guys have any favorites or...
05-27-13, 02:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,547
Posted By stbtra

99% of lights do not have a processor on them,...

99% of lights do not have a processor on them, they're mostly special purpose custom cheap silicon that can do very limited things
05-21-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By stbtra

Hi yamate, Thanks! That is exactly what I'm...

Hi yamate,
Thanks! That is exactly what I'm seeing. I wonder why they didn't put that in the techdocs. In any case it is kind of annoying because going from 5, it will shift 3 but not hold 3,...
05-06-13, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By stbtra

I installed it last year and have about 2K miles...

I installed it last year and have about 2K miles on it, and I was fairly careful to dremel the cable ends flat.
I will re-check that everything is seated properly.

How do I determine whether the...
05-06-13, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By stbtra

105 5700 Rear Derailer shifting 3 up not working, but 2 and 1 fine

I've adjusted the limits, tension, and b-screw to the best of my abilities. But, whenever I shift 3 simultaneously up to larger rear cogs, it always shifts down one. If I shift 2 first then 1, it is...
04-23-13, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By stbtra

witnessed a bad crash on the golden gate bridge today

I was headed north on the west side of the gg bridge around 7PM, just got to the first yellow 'bump' platforms when I notice a water bottle on the ground in front of me, resting close to the right...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-12, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By stbtra

Kozy's on Milwaukee probably.

Kozy's on Milwaukee probably.
09-26-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By stbtra

Awesome, thanks guys

Awesome, thanks guys
09-25-12, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By stbtra

What is the road in this video? (Around Fremont somewhere)

I was watching this review of the Tesla S, and the roads they drove on seemed pretty interesting--I'm assuming it's somewhere near Fremont since that's where the Tesla factory is.
...
08-15-12, 06:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,875
Posted By stbtra

+1 for cygolight hotshot. Had many superflashes...

+1 for cygolight hotshot. Had many superflashes before that, but who wants to keep/change AAAs constantly.
07-23-12, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By stbtra

Hey, I'm by the panhandle, and it sounds like...

Hey, I'm by the panhandle, and it sounds like you're at about my pace. I've been doing various 30-50 mile rides in the area with a few people from another internet forum on the weekends, ranging from...
07-23-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By stbtra

awesome, where do they post these rides btw? is...

awesome,
where do they post these rides btw? is it just on their calendar?
04-06-12, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By stbtra

Removed Front Cable Hanger, what do I do with the extra space on my headset?

I removed a front cable hangar on my touring frame to install a fork mounted tricross hanger. Now I have a bunch of extra space, do I put spacers, saw it?
http://i.imgur.com/VoTU5.jpg
note: I...
03-11-12, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By stbtra

Awesome, thanks for the tips guys. Surprisingly...

Awesome, thanks for the tips guys. Surprisingly not a whole lot of information about these things out on the web.

Also, how tight am I supposed to wrench it down? Or does more of the force...
03-11-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By stbtra

Front cable hangar--do I need the pipe?

I'm trying to setup cantilever brakes for the first time, and I noticed the front cable hangar comes with a removable pipe. like this: http://www.tektro.com/upfiles/propic01279251572.jpg
How do I...
03-07-12, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By stbtra

San Francisco night road riding routes (15-25 miles)

Hi guys, I'm fairly new to SF and haven't figured out any good night time rides to do after work when it's dark. I am thinking something shorter ~15-25 miles and close to either GG park or Fidi....
01-19-12, 03:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,158
Posted By stbtra

I have had motorists flash their brights at me...

I have had motorists flash their brights at me when my handlebar mounted 200 lumen zoomable flashlight was pointed a little too high--this is actually what prompted this question.

but thanks for...
01-02-12, 11:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,158
Posted By stbtra

Are Magicshines bad for commuting? They seem to lack a cutoff and are very bright

I don't exactly want to blind oncoming cars/cyclists. Anyone have experience using one for commuting? I would like to mount it low on my fork ideally.
10-13-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By stbtra

what are the San Francisco beginner cycling teams?

I'm looking to get into road racing. What teams cater more to rider development and newer to the racing scene folks?
03-31-11, 11:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By stbtra

City brake levers for Small Hands?

Trying to setup an old mixte for the gf with townie bars and city brakes. Does anyone know of anything similar but for small hands?...
09-03-10, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By stbtra

Ah ok I was under the impression that the locknut...

Ah ok I was under the impression that the locknut only prevented the cone from loosening and not tightening, I will try this.
09-03-10, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By stbtra

Hub seizing after a few rotations -- is the dustcap tightening the cone?

I was trying to overhaul my rear hub which I found to be seized up, I get the cones to sit right and then tighten the locknut. When I spin it it spins great for a few rotations but then suddenly...
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