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05-20-18, 09:53 PM
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Posted By Muttley

I dunno, I went looking for an old beater to...

I dunno, I went looking for an old beater to ride to work, and $100 was about the best you could do. In fact, the best one I found was an old Rockhopper that turned out to have a cracked seat stay.
09-04-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,932
Posted By Muttley

Finally

Glad to hear it. You may well want to strip out the old grease and repack... Probably a good idea when new, and even better now.
11-02-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17,876
Views: 2,803,419
Posted By Muttley

[QUOTE=gaucho777;16205429]I know this isn't...

[QUOTE=gaucho777;16205429]I know this isn't Classic or Vintage, but it is Wacky. Who spends $7500 on a bike and then only uses it once?! Must be one of those 1%ers.

I dunno... motorcycle dealer...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,932
Posted By Muttley

The OP mentions a 700x28 tire... what is the...

The OP mentions a 700x28 tire... what is the biggest tire that will fit a Soma ES with fenders? Without fenders? I think the Soma site says 28, but wonder about real-world users' experience....
I...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-25-11, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,122
Posted By Muttley

True... :love:but a Jackson "Off the Peg" frame...

True... :love:but a Jackson "Off the Peg" frame is about $600 (plush shipping). Bohm is many times that. Ed's a bit closer to my level, but his stuff is still pricier than Jackson...
06-24-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Muttley

Bob Jackson sales in USA -

Here's a question -

I have visited Bob Jackson's web site and given serious thought to ordering an Audax End-End. Problem is, it's a long expensive trip from Leeds to Arizona. SO if there is...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-24-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,122
Posted By Muttley

Here's a question - I have visited Bob...

Here's a question -
I have visited Bob Jackson's web site and given serious thought to ordering an Audax End-End. Problem is, it's a long expensive trip from Leeds to Arizona. SO if there is any...
04-20-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Muttley

There's a lot to know before you can get the...

There's a lot to know before you can get the right spoke length. Google "spocalc", it,s a spreadsheet I have used successfully.
Muttley
07-27-10, 08:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By Muttley

700x32 Kenda Kwest. Roll smooth, roll fast.

700x32 Kenda Kwest. Roll smooth, roll fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-10, 09:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,743
Posted By Muttley

Javelina and coyote (4-legged variety)! And...

Javelina and coyote (4-legged variety)!
And yes, I'm in Tucson also.

Muttley
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-10, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By Muttley

Rivendell Hillborne or VO Randonneuer?

Looking for a nice lugged frame for an all-'rounder. Fattish tires, relatively high bar, rack on the back, fenders.
Rivendell has a good reputation but they only offer the Hillborne in 4 sizes,...
12-08-09, 07:28 AM
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Posted By Muttley

Did anyone else catch the brand name?? LOL

Did anyone else catch the brand name?? LOL
11-11-09, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By Muttley

Tektro R538 clearance

Hello all,
I've searched but not found an answer so I turn now to the collective wisdom. How big a 700c tire (with fender) can I fit using Tektro's R538 dual-pivots?

Thanks
Muttley
Forum: Framebuilders
11-03-09, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,037
Posted By Muttley

Bob Jackson or Bringheli?

Hey,
I've decided I want an Audax-style lugged steel bike.
I have narrowed it down to a Bob Jackson or a custom by Joe Bringheli.
Any input from the forum?
Thanks
Muttley
Forum: Framebuilders
11-03-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,694
Posted By Muttley

What a beautiful job. I always did like the...

What a beautiful job. I always did like the GS1000S.
Muttley:love:
10-08-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17,876
Views: 2,803,419
Posted By Muttley

Well, once you repair it, it WILL be a "fixed...

Well, once you repair it, it WILL be a "fixed bike frame"..... truth in advertising!:thumb:
08-14-09, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,284
Posted By Muttley

OK, time for an update. I've been using White...

OK, time for an update. I've been using White Lightning and Ice Wax on my bikes for a long time now, but it may be time for a change.
The chain, chainring, and cog on my commuter bike (Burley...
08-06-09, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17,876
Views: 2,803,419
Posted By Muttley

Back-door discount?

Beautiful red and yellow signature lemond bike with automatic reer gear change ..22inch frame high...spoke to spoke 39inch long. 2000$ or best offer!
...
08-04-09, 06:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,170
Posted By Muttley

Not mine. I have a Velosteel coaster and the...

Not mine. I have a Velosteel coaster and the valve-stem weight is enough to rotate the wheel (assuming the wheel is off the ground....)
Muttley
08-04-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,170
Posted By Muttley

My bike has a drum front brake and a coaster...

My bike has a drum front brake and a coaster rear. Stops great. And the powder-coated rims still look great, too.
08-01-09, 05:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,170
Posted By Muttley

I set up my Steamroller as a fixie, the...

I set up my Steamroller as a fixie, the simplicity appealed to me. It was fun to ride fixed, changing speed was done without conscious thought. That said, riding down big hills SUCKED (especially...
07-23-09, 01:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,932
Posted By Muttley

If you are serious, I have a Bendix Mexico hub...

If you are serious, I have a Bendix Mexico hub I'll let you have for $5 plus shipping. I took it apart and packed it with Park grease, it looks pretty good.
Muttley
05-19-09, 10:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,841
Posted By Muttley

I like my coaster braked Steamroller. But I get...

I like my coaster braked Steamroller. But I get more use out of my internal-geared Burley Runabout.
The Steamroller can handle an internal-gear hub but you'd have to use a SRAM hub or add a cable...
03-02-09, 10:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,932
Posted By Muttley

Greetings, I have a Velosteel hub on my...

Greetings,
I have a Velosteel hub on my Steamroller with nary a rattle. I run Kenda Kwest tires, 700x35, at 75 psi.

When I ordered the Velosteels, I sent an email to the email listed on their...
01-12-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,022
Posted By Muttley

Apparently they DO have a US distributor, in...

Apparently they DO have a US distributor, in Phoenix.
11-03-08, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By Muttley

I like the visibility of the Lightman. Remember...

I like the visibility of the Lightman. Remember that mine is a 12v unit, not the AA powered version... they might not have the same output. I am a bit annoyed at the way it quits working abruptly...
10-28-08, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By Muttley

Your wish is my command. Let's see if I can...

Your wish is my command.

Let's see if I can figure this attachment function out.....

Muttley
10-27-08, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By Muttley

An update on my lights - Still amazingly...

An update on my lights -
Still amazingly bright. However, I have discovered that the NiMH battery doesn't quite have a flat output curve. On my third commute I noticed that the headlight was dimmer...
10-14-08, 08:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,032
Posted By Muttley

Nope, but someone else on the fixed-gear forum is...

Nope, but someone else on the fixed-gear forum is putting together an order.
10-12-08, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By Muttley

Lightbulb OK folks, Got my lighting system done. (For...

OK folks,
Got my lighting system done. (For now, at least. You know how it goes.)

I used a 3800 mAh NiMH pack and smart charger from batteryspace.
I added an Optronics lamphousing, and a 20W,...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-29-08, 01:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,638
Posted By Muttley

Let me get this straight - you're painting...

Let me get this straight - you're painting (spray-painting, presumably) your frame in an apartment??
What about overspray, not to mention incinerating your brain with the vapors?:twitchy:
Forum: Framebuilders
09-26-08, 08:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,638
Posted By Muttley

Believe it or don't, I have had good experience...

Believe it or don't, I have had good experience with the time-honored rattle can. Prep it really well (wet sand it down with progressively finer grades of paper, to maybe 600 grit), use a light...
09-25-08, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By Muttley

Batteryspace light units

Anybody use these semi-homebuilt lights from Batteryspace? How well are the lamp holders made?

http://www.batteryspace.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=3108



Muttley
09-17-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,052
Posted By Muttley

Choose your bike for your own reasons. Ride it...

Choose your bike for your own reasons. Ride it hard and put it away wet or baby it or park it forever in your trophy room. Enjoy ride, the lugs, the paint, or whatever it is that attracted you. Not...
09-15-08, 06:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,932
Posted By Muttley

I find mine spins reallllly smooooth. Braking...

I find mine spins reallllly smooooth. Braking doesn't bite really hard, but I haven't really hammered it either - after riding motorcycles for years I don't use the rear brake too hard anyway.
...
09-15-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,932
Posted By Muttley

Maybe it's a cheap hub across the pond, but it's...

Maybe it's a cheap hub across the pond, but it's far nicer than the Chinese hubs we get in the US which are intended for disposable kids' bikes.
09-15-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,932
Posted By Muttley

ERabbit, I ordered them all with 165mm axles...

ERabbit,
I ordered them all with 165mm axles and 120mm OLD. In hindsight, I would order the longer axles, probably the 171mm axles, to allow for track nuts.
Muttley
09-01-08, 09:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,932
Posted By Muttley

A "snap-on cog" is the cog with 3 small splines,...

A "snap-on cog" is the cog with 3 small splines, held on by a circlip on the hub. It's what almost every coaster brake or internal gear hub uses. Sturmey-Archer, Shimano, etc.
Velosteel's cogs are...
08-17-08, 10:04 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,186,092
Posted By Muttley

Sure looks like a GT. Don't know if they sold an...

Sure looks like a GT. Don't know if they sold an over-the-counter track bike but they did supply the US Olympic team among others...
08-09-08, 05:31 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,186,092
Posted By Muttley

Now THAT is classy!!

Now THAT is classy!!
08-09-08, 05:30 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,186,092
Posted By Muttley

Just please tell me that isn't one of those...

Just please tell me that isn't one of those "HUFFY" cardboard tags from Wal-Mart bike in the front wheel.



On second thought, that might be kinda cool after all.....
08-06-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,186,092
Posted By Muttley

I used a Tektro reverse (tri bar) lever. I think...

I used a Tektro reverse (tri bar) lever. I think that the brake really needs a V-brake lever, now that I have used it. I tried to contact SA beforehand about which lever to use, and they couldn't...
08-06-08, 07:23 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,186,092
Posted By Muttley

Thanks. The reach forward is similar to drop...

Thanks. The reach forward is similar to drop bars. They are nice for riding fast, but I have thought about flipping them over so they are not as low.
The threadless stem spoils the vintage vibe,...
08-05-08, 10:07 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,186,092
Posted By Muttley

My own fixie / coastie: Surly Steamroller ...

My own fixie / coastie:
Surly Steamroller
Soma "3-speed bar" (a.k.a. moustache bar)
Sturmey drum brake front hub, reverse lever
powdercoated Alex 700c rims, Kenda Kwest 38mm tires
Sugino crank /...
07-22-08, 12:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,932
Posted By Muttley

ihatesanity: Yes, I wrote an email and they sent...

ihatesanity: Yes, I wrote an email and they sent me the 180mm axle. When you get your order together, ask about a spare 171mm axle and if they send you one, I'll take it.
Muttley
07-19-08, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,284
Posted By Muttley

+1 A sticky, gooey mess. But it really hangs on...

+1
A sticky, gooey mess. But it really hangs on at 100mph.
Call me passe, but I use White Lightning on my bicycles.
Muttley
07-17-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,932
Posted By Muttley

Velosteel

Here are a couple of photos of my Surly Steamroller with a Velosteel. You can see the track nuts in the photos - wider than the stock nuts that ship with the hub.
One shot shows a 165mm axle and the...
07-08-08, 07:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,932
Posted By Muttley

ihatesanity: They come with a set of nuts, but...

ihatesanity: They come with a set of nuts, but I'd suggest getting a pair of track nuts to replace the stockers (I did); make an allowance for the extra thickness of the nuts when determining what...
06-15-08, 06:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,314
Posted By Muttley

I've had maybe a half-dozen inquiries... sorry,...

I've had maybe a half-dozen inquiries... sorry, but I think I won't be ordering another case at this time. Hopefully someone like Velo Orange or Kogswell will rise to the occasion.
Muttley
05-18-08, 07:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,314
Posted By Muttley

Sorry it didn't work out for you. What was the...

Sorry it didn't work out for you. What was the problem?
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