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03-23-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,380
Posted By bicyclelove

I don't think I could bring myself to use it for...

I don't think I could bring myself to use it for gravel with all the paintwork I put in. I have a Miyata 615GT with cantilever brakes that I have thought about making my gravel grinder. But I...
03-23-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,380
Posted By bicyclelove

I have been way too busy to work on the Miyata...

I have been way too busy to work on the Miyata lately. I finally got the rear wheel built yesterday. I'm not totally happy with the way it came out; I asked about it in the mechanics forum already....
03-23-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,157
Posted By bicyclelove

My OCD would go crazy if the wheel had too much...

My OCD would go crazy if the wheel had too much wobble! I'm OK with a small amount of lateral movement, (mostly because I'm not that good of a wheelbuilder, Yet) but isn't having the wheel true more...
03-23-15, 10:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,157
Posted By bicyclelove

Well, after hearing all this I think a tension...

Well, after hearing all this I think a tension gauge would be a useful item in my toolbox. Is there a general rule for what tension to set the spokes to? I don't always use a new wheel and usually a...
03-22-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,157
Posted By bicyclelove

Thank you for your very detailed response. I was...

Thank you for your very detailed response. I was hoping you would read my post as I have seen lots of useful info from you. The ping test would work well if I wasn't so tone deaf. LOL I have always...
Forum: Foo
03-22-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 72,041
Posted By bicyclelove

I haven't been here long but I saw his influence....

I haven't been here long but I saw his influence. Rest in peace
03-22-15, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,157
Posted By bicyclelove

Should I get a spoke tension gauge

Hi all, I have built a few wheels but on the last one I built I just felt the spoke tension wasn't even. It came out nice and straight but the spokes don't "feel" even. Is a tension gauge a useful...
03-12-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 16,109
Posted By bicyclelove

I like this, and your screen name! I am a big fan...

I like this, and your screen name! I am a big fan of Jeeps, I have had several over the years. My favorite, besides my CJ5 "Tippy", was my '88 Grand Wagoneer that I restored. Sadly it met head on...
03-12-15, 07:48 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 16,109
Posted By bicyclelove

Cool Stuff! I LOVE the Sprint.

Cool Stuff! I LOVE the Sprint.
03-12-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By bicyclelove

I agree with everyone else, disassemble and...

I agree with everyone else, disassemble and grease those threads!
03-12-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By bicyclelove

IMHO if you have the saddle that low and have all...

IMHO if you have the saddle that low and have all that seat post inside it won't be a problem at all, there is plenty of support there. If that is the look you want I say go right ahead.
03-11-15, 10:12 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 16,109
Posted By bicyclelove

Ok you got me, there are a few cool cars within...

Ok you got me, there are a few cool cars within those brands. Sorry, not an Electra, however I did have one as a demo derby car and it did pretty well at that. A '70 Mach 1 is on my list of drool...
03-11-15, 08:40 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 16,109
Posted By bicyclelove

Buick, Mercedes, Cadillac, Lincoln, Mercury, etc....

Buick, Mercedes, Cadillac, Lincoln, Mercury, etc. These are all old man's cars in my opinion I don't want any of them. They just always had that old guy's image to me and never interested me
03-11-15, 06:00 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 16,109
Posted By bicyclelove

I have a '91 Miata, a '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee...

I have a '91 Miata, a '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9, a '78 Kawasaki KZ 750, a '75 Jeep CJ5 and my wife drives a '12 Camry. Wow looking at that list I think I have a hoarding problem.....
03-11-15, 05:54 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 16,109
Posted By bicyclelove

Old enough for a Buick.... Do you plan to be dead...

Old enough for a Buick.... Do you plan to be dead in 4 years? I hope I'm never considering a Buick! LOL
Forum: Fatbikes
03-11-15, 05:14 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 125,166
Posted By bicyclelove

Well I found out Lou won't fit on the rear of my...

Well I found out Lou won't fit on the rear of my Minnesota 3.0. That's a bummer because I bought this bike for the 190 rear spacing thinking I could put on any tire. :( So now I'm looking at 45NRTH...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-07-15, 06:28 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 125,166
Posted By bicyclelove

Sorry to hear that. There is always next year. My...

Sorry to hear that. There is always next year. My ride went very well, I only crashed once! I made most of the hills but had to walk the steep ones. I think some better tires would help. I'm thinking...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-05-15, 08:04 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 125,166
Posted By bicyclelove

That is so cool! I want to get a local group...

That is so cool! I want to get a local group together for fat biking. We have some pretty good trails nearby. Maybe next year......
Forum: Fatbikes
03-05-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 125,166
Posted By bicyclelove

Cool! I am also doing the 20k, I'm so NOT ready...

Cool! I am also doing the 20k, I'm so NOT ready for 47K. I couldn't get anyone to come with me so I will be alone. Look for me on my Framed MN 3.0. I will be wearing a black and red Framed jacket....
03-04-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,987
Posted By bicyclelove

A Moots! Because we all need a ti salt bike! ...

A Moots! Because we all need a ti salt bike! LOL. I agree about studded tires, you don't usually need them but when you do need 'em, you REALLY DO NEED THEM!
Forum: Fatbikes
03-04-15, 04:55 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 125,166
Posted By bicyclelove

How was the race? I'm doing my first fat race on...

How was the race? I'm doing my first fat race on Saturday in Wisconsin!
03-04-15, 12:05 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,987
Posted By bicyclelove

Studs are the only way to get through those pics...

Studs are the only way to get through those pics you posted. You will be amazed by how much traction they give it is just about like riding on pavement. They do slow you down a lot however.
03-04-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,987
Posted By bicyclelove

This is spot on! My winter / salt bike is an old...

This is spot on! My winter / salt bike is an old MTB with 1.9-2.1" tires depending on the conditions. Shifting your weight to the rear plus low gear is the best way to get moving. I like the MTB...
03-01-15, 07:05 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,846
Posted By bicyclelove

Lawyers, politicians what's the difference? LOL ...

Lawyers, politicians what's the difference? LOL
I agree more laws rarely help anything.
02-28-15, 08:06 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,846
Posted By bicyclelove

Amen to that! Let's kill all the lawyers, kill...

Amen to that! Let's kill all the lawyers, kill them tonight. (And the greedy idiots who think they won the lottery if they get injured)
02-26-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,315
Posted By bicyclelove

Actually you should try this once it really is...

Actually you should try this once it really is quite tasty. I will often have something like this as a side dish for my lunch.
Forum: Commuting
02-26-15, 07:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,242
Posted By bicyclelove

I have both a studded MTB and a fat bike. For...

I have both a studded MTB and a fat bike. For lots of ice the studded bike is better but really not THAT much faster. For ice that has any kind of dirt, snow or anything on it that may add traction...
02-26-15, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 623,206
Posted By bicyclelove

lmfao :)

lmfao :)
02-26-15, 06:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,598
Posted By bicyclelove

436189 Seriously though, great thread with...

436189
Seriously though, great thread with interesting points of view.
02-25-15, 04:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,479
Posted By bicyclelove

studded tires solve this issue. You won't be in...

studded tires solve this issue. You won't be in any more danger of crashing than you are on clear roads.
02-24-15, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,892
Posted By bicyclelove

Why wait? Winter on a MTB is great! Soon you will...

Why wait? Winter on a MTB is great! Soon you will want a fat bike too! ;)
02-24-15, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 623,206
Posted By bicyclelove

Those narrow bars can slice through traffic...

Those narrow bars can slice through traffic better! LOL
02-24-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,892
Posted By bicyclelove

Do it! I'm a MTBer at heart my road bikes...

Do it! I'm a MTBer at heart my road bikes compliment them in my bike obsession. There's nothing like riding in the woods.
02-18-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,673
Posted By bicyclelove

I think the prices of used ones will come down...

I think the prices of used ones will come down too. Not as much in the north as in the south. Right now a used fat bike is nearly as much as new around here, that is why I bought new.
You are right...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-15, 06:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,051
Posted By bicyclelove

This is the story I would go with! Ex USSR...

This is the story I would go with! Ex USSR missile parts! ;)
02-13-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4,573
Views: 623,206
Posted By bicyclelove

Because suspension forks add too much complexity...

Because suspension forks add too much complexity and weight!
02-13-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By bicyclelove

I've had a few bikes do this to me. I have fixed...

I've had a few bikes do this to me. I have fixed every one by tightening the crank arms or if that doesn't do it remove the arms and grease the square drive and bolt when you put them back on.
Forum: Foo
02-13-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By bicyclelove

I was planning to say not to trip on the cat and...

I was planning to say not to trip on the cat and fall under a ladder, hitting your head on a mirror and breaking it. You got there first.
Forum: Commuting
02-13-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,746
Posted By bicyclelove

Great ride in today. It started at 12F and has...

Great ride in today. It started at 12F and has warmed up to about 25F. The mid 20's are great for riding. I find it easy to regulate my body temp at that outside temp.
The wind is picking up...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,746
Posted By bicyclelove

I'm in, I just signed up. I have been lazy lately...

I'm in, I just signed up. I have been lazy lately about riding to work. So this is just what I needed to get back in the groove!
Forum: Fatbikes
02-08-15, 01:59 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 125,166
Posted By bicyclelove

I got my first flat with the fatty today. I was...

I got my first flat with the fatty today. I was riding a local trail, my favorite one in the summer, full of tight turns, rocks and stumps. I heard the rear tire pop off the edge of a rock and a few...
02-06-15, 09:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,221
Posted By bicyclelove

Wow! You could be my son. He is just like you,...

Wow! You could be my son. He is just like you, Marching band, concert percussion, pep band, honors and AP courses in HS, and Boy Scouts.
Keep it up kid, you will go far! And keep riding:thumb:
02-06-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,380
Posted By bicyclelove

Well, 1/2 of the spokes I needed were not in...

Well, 1/2 of the spokes I needed were not in stock at my LBS so they are on order and will probably be here tomorrow. I was just messing around and putting together whatever I could. I put on some...
02-06-15, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,871
Posted By bicyclelove

I work as an auto mechanic and GOOD tools make...

I work as an auto mechanic and GOOD tools make all the difference when you are working on something. At work I have mostly Snap On. That may be an option for you if you can chase down a dealer. At...
02-06-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,673
Posted By bicyclelove

Fat I think is here to stay. It may get refined,...

Fat I think is here to stay. It may get refined, but a fat bike fills a real need, to ride in snow, deep sand etc. the 650b is a compromise between 26 and 29. I want to ride one yet. My MTBs are all...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-05-15, 12:46 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 125,166
Posted By bicyclelove

I hear you on the need for lower gears. I had...

I hear you on the need for lower gears. I had 28-38 chain rings on my front when I got my fatty, I have niw changed to 22-32, much more useable and only cost about $35. The 32-11 is still plenty hard...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,020
Posted By bicyclelove

I average between 10 and 16 MPH, if I am on the...

I average between 10 and 16 MPH, if I am on the higher end of that I'm riding pretty hard for me. That is my average over my 8 mile commute so my max speeds are up to 25. My slow times are usually...
02-03-15, 07:00 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,050
Posted By bicyclelove

Oh , but isn't it fun!

Oh , but isn't it fun!
02-02-15, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,380
Posted By bicyclelove

That is just how she showed me it read. I was at...

That is just how she showed me it read. I was at a festival of cultures and the Japanese students were writing out people's names. I told her I like to work on old Japanese bikes and would like a...
02-02-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,380
Posted By bicyclelove

You noticed and knew what it said! The girl who...

You noticed and knew what it said! The girl who made it for me told me it was Japanese. Do you know it is Chinese?
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