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03-27-10, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By Sgtsalt

PROBLEM SOLVED!! I thought I was not committing...

PROBLEM SOLVED!! I thought I was not committing the same error I read about in other threads in regards to the installation of the left bar end shifter. But I did. I had limited my range of movement...
03-27-10, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By Sgtsalt

Ultegra 8 speed Bar End Shifter with Dura Ace Triple Front Derailleur question

I am currently assembling my future touring bike. This is the first time I've run my own cables (I have had previous experience with most every other part of assembling a bicycle) and I've run into a...
08-17-09, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,683
Posted By Sgtsalt

All is well! The Record FD arrived, cleared my...

All is well! The Record FD arrived, cleared my tire, AND comes out far enough to work with my Centaur group!! Huzzah!


Thanks for the advice folks!:thumb:
08-11-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,683
Posted By Sgtsalt

I'm running 25s mainly because of the horrid...

I'm running 25s mainly because of the horrid state of the roads where I live (Baltimore, MD). I really hope I don't run into the problem FBinNY described. But I am extremely appreciative for the...
08-07-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,683
Posted By Sgtsalt

Tire Clearance to tight for my front Derailleur clamp on!!

So when I ordered my Campy Centaur group the only option they had for a front derailleur was a 32mm clamp on. My seat tube is 28.6, but it was no big deal. I would just purchase an adapter to bridge...
03-09-09, 11:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 902
Posted By Sgtsalt

Ha. Well put. But you know, just because I'm...

Ha. Well put. But you know, just because I'm going through this assembly process for the first time doesn't mean I don't know anything about bikes. I spend an awful lot of time on my current bike and...
03-09-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 902
Posted By Sgtsalt

I'm aware of the care it would take to maintain...

I'm aware of the care it would take to maintain this piece of equipment. And I've thought about whether or not I should purchase a sealed BB. I live in a state which, every now and then, has some...
03-09-09, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 902
Posted By Sgtsalt

I figured it all out. I'm glad I posted this...

I figured it all out. I'm glad I posted this because it certainly illuminated my understanding of BBs and crankarms. Thank you!

And yes I am buying expensive parts. Don't judge me. :<

I came...
03-08-09, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 902
Posted By Sgtsalt

Well, no actually. The BB and crankset I had...

Well, no actually. The BB and crankset I had chosen were in fact incompatible! It turns out my crankset requires a BB with a square taper.


SO once again I'll ask the same question but for a...
03-08-09, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 902
Posted By Sgtsalt

What tool would this part require?

http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=188_247_679&products_id=3470

To install that... which tool would I require? I tried to research it for myself, but I'm still...
03-05-09, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,599
Posted By Sgtsalt

Hrmmm intriguing. I understand the...

Hrmmm intriguing.

I understand the importance of the frames size and how each tubes length will affect how I rest on bike, but I guess I didn't think about that.
03-05-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,599
Posted By Sgtsalt

Question on framse size. Is it worse to be too small or too large?

My current frame has a 57cm seat tube. The bike I am considering whether or not to purchase says it too has a 57cm seat tube. But it doesn't say how high the bottom bracket rests off the ground. My...
03-04-09, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Sgtsalt

Oh my gosh I'm blind. Sixty Fiver you...

Oh my gosh I'm blind.

Sixty Fiver you answered my question right away!

Sorry for not paying closer attention!!

Once again... thank you!
03-04-09, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Sgtsalt

I've given a lot of attention to what you are...

I've given a lot of attention to what you are talking about actually. Within the past week, as I studied frame geometry and weight distribution, I've come to realize my current frame is one on whichI...
03-04-09, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Sgtsalt

Okay... so I now know it was the vertical...

Okay... so I now know it was the vertical measurement I was looking at... but NOW I need to know when and where this measurement begins. Is it from the top to the bottom oof the long part of the "7"?...
03-04-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Sgtsalt

Oh Sixty Fiver! You're my best good friend! ...

Oh Sixty Fiver! You're my best good friend!


Thanks for that info... I'm going to go measure my current stem right now.
03-04-09, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Sgtsalt

Newbie question about stem measurements

Simple question here. I looked and looked but perhaps this question is too... i dont know what. Please help if you can!
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02-26-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Sgtsalt

Newbie Q on Fork image....

What is going on here?
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Forum: Commuting
02-21-09, 07:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,120
Posted By Sgtsalt

Last night I was shot with a paintball gun!

SMACK right against my left thigh! It came from a car passing me in the opposite lane. It certainly stung, but I knew what it was right away, not only because I heard the shot and felt the impact,...
07-13-08, 06:13 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,596,209
Posted By Sgtsalt

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w248/SaltSgt/IM...

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w248/SaltSgt/IMG_4787.jpg

I just converted this bike recently (it was finished yesterday) and it is a pretty fun ride. It is an old Schwinn Le Tour (1973...
07-08-08, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By Sgtsalt

Where can I find a good, colorful selection of bike seats???

I'm looking for a nice vibrant orange seat specifically...

Any suggestions ladies and gents?

Thanks,
Sgtsalt
07-03-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Sgtsalt

Hmmm well alright. Since they are nearly...

Hmmm well alright. Since they are nearly identical with a 1and a quarter then I guess I don't mind too much... I was just worried I'd be on some hybrid commuterish tire. XP

I wooould like skinner...
07-02-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Sgtsalt

Question on tire width and a Le Tour frame..

I'm currently converting my Schwinn Le Tour into a fixed gear. While I was ordering the parts my LBS guy recommended I get wider wheels to help support the weight of my frame. He recommended 700x35. ...
06-28-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By Sgtsalt

Bike Color Scheme Question...

okay... I'm just asking about colors here, but it IS on a fixed gear bike... so... here:

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w248/SaltSgt/letour.jpg


Alright... this bike is still in the shop...
06-23-08, 03:18 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,278
Posted By Sgtsalt

Two books on the subject... "Four Arguments...

Two books on the subject...

"Four Arguments for The Elimination of Television"...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Sgtsalt

Can I get some bag recommendations?

I'm officially carless as of last month and have been commuting nearly 90 a week on my bike since. I have an over the shoulder bag already, but it is small and ill equipped for what I use it for.
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06-19-08, 06:30 PM
06-19-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Sgtsalt

Help! Need Recommendation for colored bar tap and tires

I am currently converting an old baby-sky blue Schwinn Le Tour into a fixed gear and the time has come for me to find tires and tape for my handle bars. I'm all about color so it is important to me...
Forum: Introductions
06-09-08, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By Sgtsalt

Good point. Oh, well, I'm not going to lie; where...

Good point. Oh, well, I'm not going to lie; where I live isn't exactly the most bike tolerant place around. I am very conscientious person, but the most frequent verbal assault I receive usually has...
06-09-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,879
Posted By Sgtsalt

I appreciate your willingness to help me out...

I appreciate your willingness to help me out here. Really.

Okay, well I guess what I am least clear on are the subtle issues involving the proper measurements. (Also I am just beginning to...
06-09-08, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,879
Posted By Sgtsalt

Good lord... this is all over my head. Perhaps...

Good lord... this is all over my head. Perhaps this project is a bit beyond my current level of expertise. But I love that bike.

I mean, there aren't THAT many parts I would have to purchase,...
06-09-08, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,879
Posted By Sgtsalt

Are French bikes difficult to convert to a fixed gear?

"Is a French bike difficult to convert to a fixed gear" rather... forgive my grammatical incompetence. ^_^;

Anyway...

I really, really hope not. I have just begin doing research for this...
Forum: Introductions
06-09-08, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By Sgtsalt

A series of pictures of all of my parts. I'm...

A series of pictures of all of my parts. I'm particularly fond of my front derailleur. A little bar pushes in and out. I was told it is pretty unlike what is out there nowadays.
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06-08-08, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,404
Posted By Sgtsalt

Ever heard of a Velosolex La Parisienne?

I bought it for $40, spent $160 for a tune up and have been riding it for over a year now. The rims are about to go though. The is a terrible wobble in the back wheel, and it seems as if my rims can...
Forum: Introductions
06-08-08, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By Sgtsalt

I agree with you, that I am a part of traffic,...

I agree with you, that I am a part of traffic, but here in Baltimore, MD that is most definitely not the general consensus. It's a bit of a war sometimes... but oh well. ^_^

Here are my bikes: a...
Forum: Introductions
06-08-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By Sgtsalt

Greetings! So... who secretly loves holding up traffic while riding? :)

Okay, so I am on a mission here. I recently gave up being a car owner (the change was forced on me by a recent series of incredibly foolish decisions made back to back). I have been biking since last...
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