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05-14-17, 05:42 PM
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Posted By surreal

I'm supposing you've already seen this? ...

I'm supposing you've already seen this?
https://www.waldllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/CATALOG.pdf
It's up on the Wald site still, but many of the products are d/c'ed which is a shame. I'm...
01-24-15, 01:54 PM
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Posted By surreal

You know there are plenty of CF rigid forks...

You know there are plenty of CF rigid forks available, right?
01-23-15, 08:39 PM
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Views: 2,874
Posted By surreal

Glad you got your stuff. HBCruiser posted some...

Glad you got your stuff. HBCruiser posted some decent advice, but we gotta remember that how bikes are set-up, especially the ergos, are going to vary according to rider preference and terrain. ...
01-17-15, 09:53 AM
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Posted By surreal

Nice!

Nice!
01-16-15, 11:53 PM
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Views: 2,874
Posted By surreal

Yeah, uh, your bike's bas are 1" diameter at the...

Yeah, uh, your bike's bas are 1" diameter at the center, where the stem clamps down on them. They're 7/8" in diameter at the grips and controls. That's basically the standard for cruiser...
01-07-15, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,781
Posted By surreal

The way I look at it, it's a more universal way...

The way I look at it, it's a more universal way of expressing the ratios. Your 44/17 seems like a good medium-sized gear for on-road cruising, but a 44/17 on a 20" would be quite low. For a...
01-02-15, 07:34 PM
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Posted By surreal

Gear-inches are a throwback to the time of...

Gear-inches are a throwback to the time of highwheelers; the pedals were grafted to the front hub, so the gearing of your final drive was measured by the diameter of your front wheel! So, having a...
12-23-14, 11:33 PM
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Posted By surreal

On a 26" bike, a 60t front with a 30t rear would...

On a 26" bike, a 60t front with a 30t rear would give the same ratio as a 44t/22t-- this equals about 52 gear-inches. I set up cruisers for cruising on the street with 44t x 18t, which would be...
12-10-14, 12:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,396
Posted By surreal

Sorry, do you know me? Anyway, care to...

Sorry, do you know me?

Anyway, care to comment on the safety statistics of drunk driving versus bicycling?
12-04-14, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,267
Posted By surreal

Yes. You'll need 1/2" spindles; MKS does make...

Yes. You'll need 1/2" spindles; MKS does make excellent pedals, but most all of them are the 9/16" spindle size for 3 piece cranks. I've down well with VP beartrap-style pedals, but really, you...
12-01-14, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By surreal

There's a lot of good sites for parts, but...

There's a lot of good sites for parts, but depending on what you're looking for specifically, it's tough to recommend the best site...

I think you'll find a lot of good advice, parts, and...
11-29-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By surreal

Hungarian. Who knew? I think the bike looks...

Hungarian. Who knew? I think the bike looks rad, but here are my two concerns:
-That's a cottered crank. You'l want to get a proper press for it, or you'll be cussing yourself out every third...
11-28-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By surreal

Never heard of it either, but your bike looks...

Never heard of it either, but your bike looks Austrian or German.... Cottered cranks would be a deal-breaker, for me.
11-27-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,267
Posted By surreal

Does your bike have a OPC or a 3 piece?

Does your bike have a OPC or a 3 piece?
11-13-14, 12:41 PM
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Views: 6,955
Posted By surreal

Late to the party... here are my contributions: ...

Late to the party... here are my contributions:
Mark Sr Welcome to bikeforums. I'm the same guy who posts as Bicycle808 on RRB. BTW, ppl with Worksman, contact Mark Sr for some awesome...
11-13-14, 11:44 AM
11-13-14, 11:43 AM
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Posted By surreal

Thanks for the encouragement... I've seen...

Thanks for the encouragement...

I've seen the interlocks, at least in movies/TV....so I know they exist, but they're not ubiquitous by any stretch. You're probably right about the expense of the...
11-13-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,396
Posted By surreal

As a recovering alkie, i have some things to say...

As a recovering alkie, i have some things to say about many of the points brought up on this thread.

Alcoholism is an addiction. Drunk Driving is a behavior that can become a habit for many ppl,...
11-07-14, 01:17 PM
11-06-14, 04:42 PM
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Posted By surreal

https://www.google.com/#q=pasela%20sidewall I'm...

https://www.google.com/#q=pasela%20sidewall I'm not alone. The tire would be great, if they beefed up the sidewall. They cut weight on a tire that's not exactly lightweight anyway, at the expense...
11-05-14, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,235
Posted By surreal

66 Eldorado | Rat Rod Bikes...

66 Eldorado | Rat Rod Bikes (http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/66-eldorado.85279/)

I'm not the seller, but when i saw it, i thought of this thread. Thought i'd share.
11-04-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,235
Posted By surreal

You can buy a balloon tire frame for cheap, build...

You can buy a balloon tire frame for cheap, build it how u want... especially true if you plan on fabbing the tank yourself. Converting from inch pitch to modern chains is easily done; biggest...
10-31-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By surreal

It's funny, to me, that GP at Riv is hawking...

It's funny, to me, that GP at Riv is hawking these nowadays: Shimano RD-M310 (RD-CT95) Altus Rear Derailleur 7/8-Speed, / D-ATT Silver...
10-31-14, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By surreal

That'd be Dyna-Sys, and shan't work with your...

That'd be Dyna-Sys, and shan't work with your current drivetrain.

Old versus new? If you can find a NOS or used/low-wear older RD from an upmarket group, go for it. but a new Sora vs a thrashed...
10-22-14, 12:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,340
Posted By surreal

Best part? Your "thumbs up". Classic.

Best part? Your "thumbs up". Classic.
10-18-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,235
Posted By surreal

Why not get a vintage American tanker, instead of...

Why not get a vintage American tanker, instead of a modern knock-off thereof?
10-17-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By surreal

There's this trike i always see on my commute,...

There's this trike i always see on my commute, strapped to the top of a Subaru, usually caked in mud.... it's a recumbent tadpole with l'il wheels and big rotors. It looks like it'd be awesome fun...
10-16-14, 04:43 PM
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Views: 3,898
Posted By surreal

GS. It can handle every possibility that you'd...

GS. It can handle every possibility that you'd mentioned in your post. (Shimano lists the SS max cog at 28t... other than the 32t cassette, the SS would suffice...)
10-16-14, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,129
Posted By surreal

You run whichever 2 rings you want, with the...

You run whichever 2 rings you want, with the larger 130mm ring on the "middle" position, the smaller 74mm ring on the inner position, and nothing on the outer, and use BMX chainring bolts. If you're...
10-15-14, 09:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,803
Posted By surreal

Yep. You can buy both the SRAM Automatix and the...

Yep. You can buy both the SRAM Automatix and the Sturmey-Archer s2 either with or without the coaster brake. You can run rim brakes with ANY hub, if the rim is rim-brake compatible. If you get the...
10-15-14, 08:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,803
Posted By surreal

Just a quick point to make--- Gresp15C is right...

Just a quick point to make--- Gresp15C is right to use spoke washers on the steel-shell AW with modern spokes, but the aluminum-shelled S-RF3 won't need them. The flanges on steel hubshells are...
10-14-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,803
Posted By surreal

As others have mentioned, the anti-rotation...

As others have mentioned, the anti-rotation washers will come with the hub, or the complte wheel, if you go that route. I also want to "+1" the comment about Sturmey-Archer supplying replacement...
10-14-14, 09:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,803
Posted By surreal

There are slotted washers on most internal hubs,...

There are slotted washers on most internal hubs, to keep the axle from turning in the drop-outs under torque, which would F the shifting if it did. These are usually run outboard of the dropouts,...
10-14-14, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,803
Posted By surreal

Thanks. =D F-Bob mkes a good point...

Thanks. =D




F-Bob mkes a good point here; i hadn't thought to put the anti-rotation washers inboard.... that's a great idea!
10-14-14, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,803
Posted By surreal

I don't think you'll find a better hub for your...

I don't think you'll find a better hub for your project, given that you want a 3speed with rim brakes on a on-one Pompino. Up to you if you want to space the hub oput to a proper 120mm or not.......
10-14-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,803
Posted By surreal

For a Pompino, go with the 163mm axle... get an...

For a Pompino, go with the 163mm axle... get an s-rf3 or an AW. If you've got OCD, you can add a 1mm spacer to each side, but I think I'd probably be tempted to just run the 118mm hub as-is. I think...
10-14-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,554
Posted By surreal

That's probably true, bt I hope to never find out...

That's probably true, bt I hope to never find out first-hand.
10-14-14, 08:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,803
Posted By surreal

Axle length is how long the threaded axle upon...

Axle length is how long the threaded axle upon which the hub sits is.... the axle length needs to be long enough to account for the space between the dropouts, and still leave enough space for the...
10-14-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,803
Posted By surreal

That's a rike hub; it's got a sprocket bolted...

That's a rike hub; it's got a sprocket bolted onto the DS flange, for the trike's secondary chain which drives the axle. You could probably use this hub, but i've never removed the sprocket and...
10-14-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,803
Posted By surreal

Not sure about the OP's frame details, but the...

Not sure about the OP's frame details, but the disc nexus will be spaced at 135mm, and being that this thread was originally posted in the FGSS forum, i bet there's gonna be 15mm's worth of...
10-13-14, 06:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,610
Posted By surreal

Definitely file a report. I can see the merit of...

Definitely file a report. I can see the merit of others' suggestions to alter your route, but I personally wouldn't do this. That would only reinforce the behavior. If cyclists routinely kowtow to...
10-13-14, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,554
Posted By surreal

Yeah, keep pedaling hard-- I'm sure you'll outrun...

Yeah, keep pedaling hard-- I'm sure you'll outrun those bullets. :(

In all seriousness, though, with more and mre assaults on cyclists being reported, it does make some sense to stand on the...
10-11-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,749
Posted By surreal

I volunteer at a co-op, so I'm no stranger to...

I volunteer at a co-op, so I'm no stranger to polishing the turds that are sold as "bicycles" at dept stores. I've learned that the best of these will be the simplest ones; the "fancier" the dept...
10-06-14, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,597
Posted By surreal

Nice job. I think the fork'll look better if you...

Nice job. I think the fork'll look better if you match its color to the frame. Did you actually do any mods to stretch those tires, or did you just install'm slow? It'd also reduce that fork gap...
10-04-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,741
Posted By surreal

What size is the 'Hopper frame?

What size is the 'Hopper frame?
10-04-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,741
Posted By surreal

Thanks. U-brakes are often maligned on these...

Thanks.

U-brakes are often maligned on these boards, and outside the BMX world, they're all but dead. But I've yet to find a short-pull rim brake that will outperform a good u-brake. They're...
09-28-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,292
Posted By surreal

Nice. :lol: I've definitely caught whiffs...

Nice. :lol:

I've definitely caught whiffs of the schpliff while riding, and i usually have a pretty strong guess as to which care it came from, but I can't say with any certainty. It doesn't...
09-27-14, 09:32 PM
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Views: 22,838
Posted By surreal

Good on you for doing some "primary research" on...

Good on you for doing some "primary research" on this one. How long of a stretch did the gravel cover? When you say a "dump truck spill", I'm picturing maybe 15 yards?

In any case, the articles...
09-27-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 22,838
Posted By surreal

Yeah, I can see these as problems, but they are...

Yeah, I can see these as problems, but they are everyday problems that many cyclists just kinda take in stride. I think you'd possibly have more problems trying to take the full lane for significant...
09-27-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 22,838
Posted By surreal

This entire discussion boils down to the "letter...

This entire discussion boils down to the "letter of the law" vs the "spirit of the law". Pretty much everything I've read and seen on this subject suggests that Ms. Schill is taking the lane for the...
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