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06-17-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,428
Posted By midwest44

Hex tools

I have a basic set of t-handle metric allens form my local tru-value hardware. Works great for home use.
05-15-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By midwest44

I like mars the best!!

Thanks for answering my annoying petty question :)
05-14-09, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By midwest44

Sram

This likely seems like a dumb question but inquiring minds want to know.

IS SRAM pronounced as one word = sram
Or the letters = S-R-A-M
Or S-RAM?

I like to be politically correct!
05-14-09, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By midwest44

I've done this.....

I've done this...actually on a '70s bike.....yikes, back in the '70s actually. I think it was a Peugeot PX-10. Anyway, you will likely need a longer BB axle and be sure your derrailer has enough...
05-08-09, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By midwest44

Dremel

I've removed cable guides on both my SS/Fixie bikes before painting them. A Dremel with the #420 or similar type cutting wheel works for me. Just go slowly (the wheels break easy) and only cut into...
05-05-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,319
Posted By midwest44

Anodized

My experience with aluminum bars is that even the silver ones are actually silver anodized not raw aluminum. Raw aluminum tends to oxidize and get dull. So you may want to do some spot test first....
04-30-09, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By midwest44

Yep

It's a converted GT from the 80's, works very well for my urban riding and I picked it up for $20. I'm using 1 1/2" slicks etc. I have a somewhat funky front wheel that I'd like to replace.
04-30-09, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,974
Posted By midwest44

Try MKS

I'm riding a SS with MKS GR9 platforms with clips and straps. They're basically copies of the old French Loyotards. They seem good quality and not too pricey. Just Google MKS GR9 and you'll get lots...
04-30-09, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By midwest44

Wheel opinion

Hey all!

I'm looking around for a new front wheel for a SS conversion. While I stand by the maxim If it looks too good to be true...it likely is what do you think of this one:
...
04-29-09, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,600
Posted By midwest44

French

I agree, French threading is long gone. Last one I had was on a Peugeot PX-10 in the mid '70s. Your only choice I feel is used or a NOS if you can find one. Post around here, someone likely has one...
04-29-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By midwest44

Heilicoils

I have a SS that is using a modified tandem captains crank set mounted on the right (normal bike) side verses left as a captains crank. To make the pedal threads correct for left/right threads, both...
04-29-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By midwest44

Good feedback

Thanks all for the info. I'll be fiddling with it tonight when I get home. Hadn't thought about the oval on a single....it'll be interesting to test it. I'll keep you posted
04-29-09, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By midwest44

Oval Chainrings

Hi All,

I'm converting an old junker to a SS for occasional use by my non cyclist wife or as a backup. Of course I took it apart last fall to repaint the frame and now I'm putting it back...
04-12-09, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By midwest44

Iowa Mt biking?

LOL..love the comment. Moved here from Colorado last summer for a job. Rode a Mtn B for the last 20 yrs for urban year-round commuting snow and all. Like the SS much and still like the frame.

I...
04-11-09, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By midwest44

My tire/wheel issue

OK experts..help me here.

Last summer I picked up a circa 1988 Gt mountain bike to convert to a SS. Worked great but I was still running the ancient 1.9" tires it had on ie.. maybe the originals! ...
03-30-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,428
Posted By midwest44

k00l...just what I thought...thnks guys, all of u...

k00l...just what I thought...thnks guys, all of u are always great help :-)
03-30-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,428
Posted By midwest44

tubing

I know there are no "stupid" questions but here I go. I'm running WTB Slickasaurus tires (26x1.5) and need a new tube. Before I go buy, I happen to have a couple new 26 x 1 3/8 tubes for a old...
03-26-09, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By midwest44

thanks

Thanks for the input, looks like a little more research :-)
03-26-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By midwest44

Carbon handlebar question

I'm swapping some of my bike parts for some slightly used mtn carbon handlebars....pretty much just for fun to try them than anything else. Not being familiar with the strength of these etc, is it...
03-18-09, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By midwest44

Thanks!

Hey great idea...never thought of that. I definitely give it a try. I knew there must be an on the cheap way. I just cant justify the cost of a new custom wheel right now. I've been riding an old GT...
03-17-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By midwest44

Mtn flip flop

Does anyone know of a source for a reasonable 26 mtn flip flop wheel off the shelf??
11-11-08, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By midwest44

Rims

Thanks, thats just what I though, I'm experience in bike mechanics, just wanted to check compatability
11-11-08, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By midwest44

Rim types

Hi all,

I've been out of the bicycling loop for a long time. I simply had a couple of nice bikes and rode them to death. Now I'm into this SS thing and I'm rebuilding a bike or two.

My...
10-04-08, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By midwest44

You may need to measure the diameter of the bars...

You may need to measure the diameter of the bars vs. the stem opening. Also as was pointed out, some bars will need an open face stem. The curve of the bar may be too tight to get through the stem. I...
10-01-08, 03:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,522
Posted By midwest44

Hmmmmmm

Drool :love:
10-01-08, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By midwest44

Thanks all, looks like one would be an...

Thanks all, looks like one would be an interesting experiment if it doesn't break my Park chain tool! I might ask for one for Christmas instead of a fruitcake ;-)
09-30-08, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By midwest44

No neeed

Ya, I'm not in the need category, just curious? I hadn't seen these before but came across them in a BMX catalog. Thought it could be an interesting experiment.
09-30-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By midwest44

1/2 link chains

Does anyone have experience with 1/2 link chains? Looks like it could be interesting for SS?

http://www.danscomp.com/464085.php
Forum: Framebuilders
09-26-08, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By midwest44

Cantilever braze-ons.

This is a simple question (I hope). First, I'm not a framebuilde (whish I could be) so bear with me. I have an older GT mountain bike that I've rebuilt into an very nice single speed as my main ride...
09-26-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By midwest44

BTW, for torque wrenches in all sizes, ranges,...

BTW, for torque wrenches in all sizes, ranges, and type, I go to McMaster-Carr. Just google it :-)
09-26-08, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By midwest44

One question I have is the issue of torque specs?...

One question I have is the issue of torque specs? Where are you going to find what torque to tighten things at? I'm all for doing this, but having worked as a manufacturing engineer, the right torque...
09-26-08, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,372
Posted By midwest44

Thanks

Thanks for the info, as I'm running a SS MTB, looks pretty easy. I'll get my calipers out in the AM....
09-25-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,372
Posted By midwest44

How to tell 3/32" vs. 1/8" components

Hi,

How can I tell if chainrings and freewheels are for 3/32" or 1/8" chain. I have a Shimano tandem captians side crank and chainring and I'm unsure. I also have a single speed freewheel of...
09-24-08, 05:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,525
Posted By midwest44

A little background for me???

This is a great thread. I've not followed the bike world much the last 10 years, just biked the same bike and left it at that. Now the kids are gone and I'm into this SS thing I've wanted to try...
Forum: Introductions
09-24-08, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By midwest44

Sioux Center

Yep,

This area of Iowa is nice, light rolling hills, seas of corn and soybeans. County roads have no paved shoulders here :-( A bit too dangerous for the family provider unfortunately. Cruising...
09-24-08, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By midwest44

Thanks, I'll be going with 1.5's then. Didn't...

Thanks, I'll be going with 1.5's then. Didn't want to spend money and have my tie bead unseat downhill at speed :0(
09-24-08, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By midwest44

Thanks, I hadn't been aware of 1/2 links till I...

Thanks, I hadn't been aware of 1/2 links till I got into this SS stuff, I'm guessing this is common BMX stuff? My chain is about 4 months old at this point. I like my gearing, I've got a Shimano...
09-24-08, 04:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By midwest44

To tension or not

So,

I'm riding a GT MTB set as a SS. I'm running 42x16 and happy, but...the chain length is a little too long. I'm running the the axle all the way back in the dropouts and there's still slop. It...
09-23-08, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,123
Posted By midwest44

Big bolt

I just went to my local ACE Hardware man and got a big bolt, nut and washers. Worked great and they sold me the parts per pound = $3.00 total cost!
09-23-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By midwest44

U brake??

I agree, I thought old Suburbans ran centerpulls? Do your breaks mount to two studs on the seat stays or to one bolt on a bar running between the seat stays? U-brakes didn't come along till the mid...
09-23-08, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By midwest44

MTB tire size question

I've converted an old GT MTB to a SS and am enjoying it. It has 1.5" wide rims running 1.9" tires. Can I safely run 1.5" tires on the 1.5" rims??
Forum: Introductions
09-22-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By midwest44

Hi, I just moved to Iowa from Fort Collins....

Hi,

I just moved to Iowa from Fort Collins. I lived there 25 years till a few months ago. It's a great bike town. I cycle commuted year-round for several years, can be nasty at -25 snow & ice,...
09-22-08, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By midwest44

You can get them at http://www.thethirdhand.com...

You can get them at http://www.thethirdhand.com for about $1.00. Lots of small parts there too! Good place, used them for years.

Gene
Forum: Introductions
09-22-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By midwest44

Hello from Iowa!

I'm a 54 year old San Francisco native now living in Northwest Iowa about an hour from Sioux Falls South Dakota. I have spent the last 25 years in Fort Collins Colorado before heading to Sioux Center...
Forum: Introductions
09-22-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By midwest44

Former Tour De Fat resident.

Interesting bike, I've not sure I've ever heard of that brand? Been Biking since the 70's but it doesn't ring a bell. One note, this does have tubular rims, so unless your willing to run sew-ups,...
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