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10-31-08, 04:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By tlupfer

except that a 110bcd 32 tooth chainring cannot...

except that a 110bcd 32 tooth chainring cannot exist. 33 is the smallest possible while 34 is the smallest commonly available.
10-29-08, 05:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By tlupfer

SRAM I-motion 9 and noise

Is it just mine, or are these things really loud in most of the gears? I don't mean the normal, "my internally geared hub is making a bit of noise that my brain can easily dismiss"...no it's more...
09-15-08, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By tlupfer

put something behind the sensor. shims or...

put something behind the sensor. shims or whatever. I had this issue on my pugsley.
08-25-08, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,190
Posted By tlupfer

a large cooler sitting on a wideloader works...

a large cooler sitting on a wideloader works great.
08-04-08, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,081
Posted By tlupfer

I have the extreme rack on my big dummy. It will...

I have the extreme rack on my big dummy. It will hold way more than 25 pounds. The fit on the big dummy fork isn't perfect, however, and requires a bit of rack stretching/bending.
01-10-08, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,453
Posted By tlupfer

that would solve the bottom bracket height issue,...

that would solve the bottom bracket height issue, but because of the small amount of drop to the bottom bracket the head and seat tube angles get steeper. if you measure the height of the dropout on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-07, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By tlupfer

chainstay length also matters.

chainstay length also matters.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-07, 05:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By tlupfer

is the derailleur adjusted way too high?...

is the derailleur adjusted way too high? mechanics will sometimes check the limit screws and give it a nod without checking height/tilt/etc.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-07, 08:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,072
Posted By tlupfer

a crosscheck with 2 rear wheels and a couple of...

a crosscheck with 2 rear wheels and a couple of master links in the chain. you can slap on a derailleur and a downtube shifter for a 1x(8|9) setup or put the fixed wheel in and ride that way. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-07, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,347
Posted By tlupfer

if it's the chainrings then it's almost certainly...

if it's the chainrings then it's almost certainly also the cassette. change the cassette and try again.
07-13-07, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By tlupfer

I briefly set mine up as a fixed gear before...

I briefly set mine up as a fixed gear before realizing that gears are pretty awesome when toting someone or something up a hill.
07-10-07, 05:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,280
Posted By tlupfer

the 53cm will be hilariously too small, and thus,...

the 53cm will be hilariously too small, and thus, the correct size if paired with a bandanna and colorful grips. the dimensions of a "59" are actually 55.5 x 57. this would be much closer, though...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-07, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,997
Posted By tlupfer

jandd expedition. it's long enough to avoid...

jandd expedition. it's long enough to avoid kicking your bags and well within your price range.
07-06-07, 07:14 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 12,245
Posted By tlupfer

so, are we serious?

so, are we serious?
Forum: Commuting
07-01-07, 06:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,842
Posted By tlupfer

it's mighty impressive that you can do 40mph solo...

it's mighty impressive that you can do 40mph solo on the flats at all. like, mario cipollini impressive.

there's a guy who came into our shop a few times with a similarly crappy bike equipped with...
06-24-07, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By tlupfer

in comments: "43k individual time trial...

in comments:

"43k individual time trial ridden by Petacchi. Impressive speeds (although that is the team bus that reaches 117km/h on the highway on the way back to the hotel - AP didn't press stop...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-07, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By tlupfer

that's an awful lot of spacers for a 1" carbon...

that's an awful lot of spacers for a 1" carbon steer tube.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-07, 06:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,166
Posted By tlupfer

for me, I think it's the unsolicited implication...

for me, I think it's the unsolicited implication that somehow circumstances dictate that I am able to ride my bicycle and the other person is not, that somehow it's always a gentle, benign experience...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-07, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By tlupfer

the top tube lengths on the globe are not at all...

the top tube lengths on the globe are not at all like a drop bar frame. for example, the effective top tube length on the 52cm is 56cm. this works out well with flat bars, but is going to most likely...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By tlupfer

I can't wrap my mind around this one. I'm going...

I can't wrap my mind around this one. I'm going to assume that if your hanger was bent, it was bent inward, which will allow an overshift to the inside of the wheel (i.e. off of your 21/23/25/27...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-07, 03:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,932
Posted By tlupfer

I had my karate monkey set up with full fenders,...

I had my karate monkey set up with full fenders, discs and a rack. it was fairly easy to accomplish and heel strike was not a problem at all. however, changing a rear flat was absolutely dreadful due...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-07, 08:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,534
Posted By tlupfer

huh? I applaud your enthusiasm, but in trying to...

huh? I applaud your enthusiasm, but in trying to parse your logic I fear I may have injured my brain.

fixed gear bikes are fun. I enjoy mine thoroughly, but you don't need to be...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-07, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By tlupfer

I briefly tried my freeradical with an instigator...

I briefly tried my freeradical with an instigator frame and judy fork. since there is so much more weight on the front end of a longtail the ride was rather unpleasant. I went to a crosscheck setup...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-07, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,106
Posted By tlupfer

is the 700c kit available? if so, get it and...

is the 700c kit available?

if so, get it and use a disc brake. it's the same frame with the canti studs simply placed higher. the xtracycle folks aren't all that good at the business end of...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-07, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,850
Posted By tlupfer

my coworker took this. five hummers ran into...

my coworker took this.

five hummers ran into each other (one was already taken away by the time he could ride home for his camera).

http://www.rantipole.org.uk/pictures/20070426hummers.jpg
Forum: Commuting
04-16-07, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By tlupfer

the tcx does, but you have to use a center mount.

the tcx does, but you have to use a center mount.
Forum: Commuting
03-08-07, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By tlupfer

now you're just being pedantic ;) english thread....

now you're just being pedantic ;) english thread. that's what you want. 1.37" x 24tpi and turns the wrong way on one side.
Forum: Commuting
03-08-07, 01:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By tlupfer

look at it this way: you were riding a tubular...

look at it this way: you were riding a tubular that apparently hadn't been glued in ages. you got a flat rather than rolling the tire and crashing catastrophically. that's awesome.
Forum: Commuting
03-07-07, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By tlupfer

suicide levers? stem shifters? stamped dropouts?...

suicide levers? stem shifters? stamped dropouts? three piece cranks? french or raleigh specific threading? cottered cranks?

answers should be: no, no, no, yes, no, no.

then it might be worth...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-07, 03:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,238
Posted By tlupfer

well, since the op could also roll in a trash can...

well, since the op could also roll in a trash can down a hill at 30mph I implied that she or he wanted to sustain 30mph during ordinary riding conditions.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-07, 08:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,238
Posted By tlupfer

how many times has this happened to you? (I like...

how many times has this happened to you? (I like steel too...just curious)
Forum: Commuting
02-25-07, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,212
Posted By tlupfer

if your seatpost is longer than it needs to be...

if your seatpost is longer than it needs to be you can just cut the bottom of it off, drill a hole and mount it to the rack. otherwise the blackburn mars 2.0, as already mentioned, mounts quickly and...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-07, 07:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,875
Posted By tlupfer

I'd try spinning faster then. 85-105rpm is...

I'd try spinning faster then. 85-105rpm is typical and most often optimal for road riders.

do you ride clipless?
Forum: Commuting
02-24-07, 10:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,875
Posted By tlupfer

how fast are you going? in 42-11 with a 26x1.5"...

how fast are you going? in 42-11 with a 26x1.5" tire you'd be hitting 28mph at 100rpm.
Forum: Commuting
02-24-07, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,875
Posted By tlupfer

you're probably looking for a different bike. I...

you're probably looking for a different bike. I don't think changing the cranks/cassette will do much to help you keep up, unless you're spinning out 42-11.
Forum: Commuting
02-24-07, 08:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,238
Posted By tlupfer

eddy merckx did it. good luck though, you'll need...

eddy merckx did it. good luck though, you'll need to be one of the top cyclists in the world to hold 30mph riding solo and unassisted.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-07, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By tlupfer

I took the pugsley home because it was supposed...

I took the pugsley home because it was supposed to snow last night. there's about 1/16" on the ground. now I just get to work a lot harder.
Forum: Commuting
02-17-07, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By tlupfer

http://cleverchimp.com/products/stokemonkey/ ...

http://cleverchimp.com/products/stokemonkey/

another vote for the stokemonkey.
Forum: Commuting
02-16-07, 06:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,172
Posted By tlupfer

in my messenger bag, which is stowed in my...

in my messenger bag, which is stowed in my xtracycle freeloader. works well.
Forum: Commuting
02-10-07, 07:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,107
Posted By tlupfer

I think wald is the only reason j&b is still in...

I think wald is the only reason j&b is still in business.
02-08-07, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By tlupfer

I had this problem with shorty 4s also. I ended...

I had this problem with shorty 4s also. I ended up toeing them backwards (i.e. back of pad contacting rim first). noise was gone and the bike still stopped.
Forum: Commuting
02-08-07, 01:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,107
Posted By tlupfer

you might want to check out the ones that hang on...

you might want to check out the ones that hang on the side instead. like these:

http://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-Rear-Grocery-Baskets-Folding/dp/B000BPNK7O

the wald baskets are really heavy and...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-07, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By tlupfer

if you don't have the tools to do the swap on...

if you don't have the tools to do the swap on your own, you may want to involve your lbs. they can help you with fit and you'll probably get a better deal on moving the parts over if you buy a frame...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-07, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By tlupfer

6' is very tall to be riding a 53cm frame. it is...

6' is very tall to be riding a 53cm frame. it is likely that you can make the problem less pronounced by sliding your saddle rearward and getting a 130-140mm stem with a lot of rise, but I think...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-07, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 267,695
Posted By tlupfer

perhaps, but if the computer is calibrated...

perhaps, but if the computer is calibrated incorrectly then his distances are also exaggerated, which is pertinent to the review. I'm not convinced, though, that anyone would be so brazen as to post...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-07, 12:23 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 907,663
Posted By tlupfer

-2F with a -7F windchill and snow. ridiculous! at...

-2F with a -7F windchill and snow. ridiculous! at least if it's going to snow it should cease with the silly temperatures.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-07, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By tlupfer

salsa bell lap or on one midge bars seem like...

salsa bell lap or on one midge bars seem like they might work for you

otherwise mustache bars

the bar ends will fit with any of them, but you might need a different stem depending on which bar...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-07, 12:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 764
Posted By tlupfer

I've been using lake spd sandals for a couple...

I've been using lake spd sandals for a couple weeks now (w/2-3 wool socks and a neoprene cover). 3 hours outside with the temperature around 0 degrees and the windchill around -15 is the best test I...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-07, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 267,695
Posted By tlupfer

I doubt it. I was just projecting from the figure...

I doubt it. I was just projecting from the figure that he gave of averaging 23.6mph on his commute. average speeds (I'm assuming this is based on a compute reading) typically include at least some...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-07, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 267,695
Posted By tlupfer

I'm confused too. I think that's a light saber in...

I'm confused too. I think that's a light saber in his avatar though. maybe it's a jedi thing.
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