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03-28-12, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By sathor

would this be the right ones for a 74 Schwinn Varsity?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0040DRGB4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A2TE9IQP68MWQU

would those be the right size? It is somehow currently the fastest bike I own (even faster than my 2011...
12-04-11, 11:21 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 58,177
Posted By sathor

I havn't been shot, but I can say with certainty...

I havn't been shot, but I can say with certainty that it sucks and I don't want to get shot.
Forum: Commuting
11-24-11, 10:27 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 46,460
Posted By sathor

Ok, wasn't sure. (Yeah, I meant out of the tree,...

Ok, wasn't sure. (Yeah, I meant out of the tree, I knew better for the background ivy)

I also am not allergic.
Forum: Commuting
11-24-11, 08:42 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 46,460
Posted By sathor

umm..... is that poison ivy?

umm..... is that poison ivy?
Forum: Touring
11-19-11, 08:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,942
Posted By sathor

I think it might relate to weight training, there...

I think it might relate to weight training, there are those who take a high weight that they can only do a few times, and those that take a much smaller weight and do a hundred+ times. They build...
Forum: Touring
11-17-11, 05:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,942
Posted By sathor

It depends on how you load it to. I once went...

It depends on how you load it to. I once went downhill with my kids in a bike trailer and a nasty headwind, all 230 pounds of me on a 45 pound bike and just under 100 pounds of kids, and all I could...
10-29-11, 06:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 45,832
Posted By sathor

80's Huffys sometimes came from bike shops, much...

80's Huffys sometimes came from bike shops, much as modern Schwinns exist in both Walmart and Bike shops. what does that mean for Schwinn 10 years from now...
10-27-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By sathor

not counting tours and such, it only has happened...

not counting tours and such, it only has happened once, and it was the creepiest thing. I was trying out a 30 mile loop, suddenly I hear a 'hello'. no sound, nothing. just the word 'hello' then...
10-14-11, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 926
Posted By sathor

If the OP wants to put on a crank that cost half...

If the OP wants to put on a crank that cost half as much as the bike itself, so be it, if for the right reason. Perhaps that frame was the one he liked best, maybe it just looked perfect. Maybe the...
10-13-11, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 926
Posted By sathor

One bike shop about 45 minutes from here...

One bike shop about 45 minutes from here considers them department store bikes. It did take some tweaks, but I think they are great bikes.
10-13-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 926
Posted By sathor

there are a fair number of people that don't like...

there are a fair number of people that don't like KHS for some random reasons. My goal for my next bike is Titanium, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy another KHS. Yeah, I plan to upgrade it with...
10-13-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 926
Posted By sathor

i have the 223, and I havn't gotten quite all I...

i have the 223, and I havn't gotten quite all I can from the gears yet, it's a solid bike, and while I already have ideas for my next bike, the next upgrades for me will be the rear cassette and a...
10-11-11, 11:40 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 9,143
Posted By sathor

look again, the sign for it states that it has a...

look again, the sign for it states that it has a 'unique flip flop hub' though how it is unique I don't really know. It is a fixie depending on how the rear wheel is on, otherwise it is just a single...
10-10-11, 08:50 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 9,143
Posted By sathor

on my Schwinn, I rode about 100 miles on it the...

on my Schwinn, I rode about 100 miles on it the first year, 2 months after I got it, my second child was born, and the next summer I only got about 75 miles in total. I've done far more just in the...
10-10-11, 05:46 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 9,143
Posted By sathor

Paraphrasing, since the following got longer than...

Paraphrasing, since the following got longer than I expected, Walmart sells a range from crap to higher end crap, and their best can rival a LBS's worst. At least, when talking about Schwinn. I...
10-08-11, 05:41 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 9,143
Posted By sathor

what really scared me yesterday was I went to the...

what really scared me yesterday was I went to the Walmart in the next town over (better selection of stuff) and in the main front aisle, they had about 20 bikes with 'used' signs on them, about 30%...
10-08-11, 05:31 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 9,143
Posted By sathor

it was on the tires, not the frame.

it was on the tires, not the frame.
10-07-11, 04:55 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 9,143
Posted By sathor

strong frames, perhaps, but I have seen more than...

strong frames, perhaps, but I have seen more than a few with tires marked with rider weight limits under 200 pounds while looking at walmart.
10-04-11, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By sathor

if you're in A2, not sure what to tell you. I'm...

if you're in A2, not sure what to tell you. I'm still bitter about a folding mongoose that got stolen from my balcony in Ypsi the day my dad died.
10-03-11, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,230
Posted By sathor

dunno, but the bike I bought used had the...

dunno, but the bike I bought used had the previous owners name etched in a few places, so i just replaced the seatpost. it's still on the guard of the chain ring, might remove that some day.
10-02-11, 04:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,225
Posted By sathor

Like I said, having seen it, yeah, 10 bucks seems...

Like I said, having seen it, yeah, 10 bucks seems like a lot, but I would have had to pay a chunk of that as shipping, and getting it gave me free shipping, so... it wasn't really 10 bucks in a way.
10-02-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,165
Posted By sathor

I have a pair of Joe Boxer microfiber like boxers...

I have a pair of Joe Boxer microfiber like boxers that I wore on a metric century w/o issue (beyond really hating my saddle when I was done)

a shame our Kmart closed, I'd get more of them.
10-02-11, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,225
Posted By sathor

I bought a pedal wrench from a bike shop about a...

I bought a pedal wrench from a bike shop about a week ago, and maybe the pedals I changed wern't as 'tight' as the set I had done before them, but it seemed to work better than the smaller 15mm...
10-02-11, 11:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,225
Posted By sathor

I have a cheap one stamped out of metal, used it...

I have a cheap one stamped out of metal, used it as a screwdriver in a pinch once. It was cheap, and I like having it. (and it was before I had amazon prime, and adding it to my order when I got a...
10-02-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,230
Posted By sathor

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00139Z3JA is...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00139Z3JA is the one I bought, it did have a different marking of some sort on it, but it works perfectly as far as I can tell. I got an OEM GT saddle and stuck it...
10-02-11, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,230
Posted By sathor

heck, tires and tubes are easy to find, brake...

heck, tires and tubes are easy to find, brake pads... well, heck, even those are easy. About those cables.... they just roll with whatever you find. As long as they make nice simple cables for bikes...
10-01-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,230
Posted By sathor

(to above, forgot to hit quote) I have no...

(to above, forgot to hit quote)

I have no idea, but I wouldn't doubt some of that. I weighed my Varsity last week, and it is within a pound of my 07 Voyageur. I can't imagine what would happen if...
10-01-11, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By sathor

I like my KHS flitte 223, with tax was about 600,...

I like my KHS flitte 223, with tax was about 600, and I think it tops at 52/12 (but I hope to get to change the rear cassette to a 11) and even though it is a steel bike, it weighs less than my wifes...
10-01-11, 06:20 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 58,177
Posted By sathor

They are made by Next (ie Kent) I looked one...

They are made by Next (ie Kent)

I looked one over, barely containing a laugh all the while.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-11, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,545
Posted By sathor

the only other one I have seen was a 700, and it...

the only other one I have seen was a 700, and it looked like it had been through hell, twice. And it looked like it was getting ready for a third trip. It was impressive, though an ugly yellow color....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,545
Posted By sathor

I'd be kicking myself too. Many of their nicer...

I'd be kicking myself too. Many of their nicer ones are part carbon part aluminum, the current 850 is carbon monocoque, and I don't think I want to go to carbon. (though a carbon saddle the other day...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-11, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By sathor

on one of my bikes I do that, it feels like if I...

on one of my bikes I do that, it feels like if I hit the hill in too low a gear, it is harder than if I get speed and try to gun it up the hill, of course, sometimes that fails, and I have to shift...
09-26-11, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 839
Posted By sathor

Just after my wife found out we were expecting...

Just after my wife found out we were expecting our second child, I decided I didn't like being almost 250, I bought some 10# dumb bells, and started exercising with them. I can't believe how hard it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-11, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,545
Posted By sathor

Maybe it was because I was buying a pedal wrench...

Maybe it was because I was buying a pedal wrench and some grease at the time... (Hey, it is nicer than my 'gearwrench' type of wrench I had been using!) It might well just be that they don't expect...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-11, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,545
Posted By sathor

from what I found online, it is still in the...

from what I found online, it is still in the family that founded it, and they own United Engineering Corp, though I am not sure what other brands that factory produces.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,545
Posted By sathor

Khs?

I can't find a lot of info about them online, though I bought one from the LBS earlier this month, overall no issues the lbs couldn't fix in 5 minutes, I am happy with it, it has room for me to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-11, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,438
Posted By sathor

if your CO2 pump can take non-threaded...

if your CO2 pump can take non-threaded cartridges, try a paint ball supply shop, it's much much cheaper that way.
Forum: Commuting
09-21-11, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,517
Posted By sathor

+1 Or do what my FIL did, get the one that...

+1

Or do what my FIL did, get the one that had the nicer color.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-11, 05:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,677
Posted By sathor

on the KHS i bought, it has 2300 on it. I didn't...

on the KHS i bought, it has 2300 on it. I didn't have the extra to get a more expensive bike, but I really like it so far. Do I have it in my mind to possibly upgrade the heck out of it next year or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-11, 02:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,677
Posted By sathor

$600 +/- for a KHS flite 223 (bloody taxes) ...

$600 +/- for a KHS flite 223 (bloody taxes)

I like mine so far, got it about 3 weeks ago
09-17-11, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By sathor

I havn't decided if I will replace or not yet,...

I havn't decided if I will replace or not yet, just wanted to know my options. My wife's bike (as well as one of mine I really don't ride anymore) use that kind of brake, but my 2 main bikes don't....
09-16-11, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By sathor

replacment adjustment screws

I would love to replace the adjustment screws on my 'v-brakes' with an Allen headed screw, but no idea where to start that process. Does anyone actually make those? the heads just seem really cheap...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 07:25 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,835
Posted By sathor

I wonder if this basic thread came up on a car...

I wonder if this basic thread came up on a car forum, if it would play out the same. How many people, especially who drive 'classic' cars would day their car has a soul? I think straight out by...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,835
Posted By sathor

Schwinn - remember before they got neutered..... ...

Schwinn - remember before they got neutered.....
Mongoose - remember before they got neutered......
Huffy - wait, they're still in business? Really? wow. Really? You're kidding me right?
Forum: Great Lakes
09-12-11, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By sathor

it is complete as of a few days ago to perterson,...

it is complete as of a few days ago to perterson, but not 'open'
Forum: Commuting
09-10-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 46,460
Posted By sathor

i was behind a denali on a 30 mile ride today for...

i was behind a denali on a 30 mile ride today for a while, guy was wearing cheap pants or shorts, wobbled a bit, and damn if it didn't take me 10 minutes to get ahead of him. I swear I saw another...
09-04-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,815
Posted By sathor

I can't afford to shop at Aldi, I never have any...

I can't afford to shop at Aldi, I never have any quarters! (or cash for that matter)
09-02-11, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,815
Posted By sathor

our Kroger is the only grocery store in town with...

our Kroger is the only grocery store in town with a bike rack.
09-02-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 78,537
Posted By sathor

somethings been bothering me, did he actually...

somethings been bothering me, did he actually call you by your right name at one point, then refer to you as 'mrs Trying'? that to me would sould like it borders on another problem, like if a report...
09-01-11, 06:59 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 78,537
Posted By sathor

I 'chauffeured' my son to school by car twice...

I 'chauffeured' my son to school by car twice this week, which is 0.6 miles away. Once due to time issues, and today because it was raining. He has been picked up on foot every day so far, except...
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