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10-10-08, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,000
Posted By mikepoole

In real math, yes. In tire math, no. I don't...

In real math, yes. In tire math, no. I don't think it matters in 27", but many other diameter tires have differences between the fractionally-expressed sizes and the decimally expressed. A good...
Forum: Southeast
10-06-08, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By mikepoole

Here's a good summary. Helmet law is for persons...

Here's a good summary. Helmet law is for persons less than 16 years.

http://kba.tripod.com/tncode.htm
09-25-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,020
Posted By mikepoole

If you have the option of using a Sturmey-Archer...

If you have the option of using a Sturmey-Archer instead of the Shimano, I'd definitely do that- if not, here are about the only things I found online that might help. As far as needing the special...
09-24-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By mikepoole

Yes, I normally build to 100 Kgf if no other...

Yes, I normally build to 100 Kgf if no other preferred tension is stated; as for the adjustability of the nipples, fortunately the bike seemed to have been stored well before I got it a few years...
09-24-08, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,020
Posted By mikepoole

I partially disassembled my 3SC and added grease....

I partially disassembled my 3SC and added grease. The innards looked a bit more like a "grease it" hub than an "oil it" hub. YMMV
Forum: Commuting
09-24-08, 01:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,496
Posted By mikepoole

Smoke bombs or a box of carpet tacks always work...

Smoke bombs or a box of carpet tacks always work in the movies.
09-24-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By mikepoole

steel Westwood rim spoke tension?

So as I was about to true up the wheels on my Raleigh DL-1/Tourist, I thought to myself, "I wonder what's the optimal spoke tension for these wheels?". "I don't know," I answered, "maybe I should ask...
Forum: Southeast
09-23-08, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,374
Posted By mikepoole

Road or off-road? There are a few...

Road or off-road? There are a few singletrack-type trails in the area (Hamilton Creek Park, Lock 4, etc.) and various places to ride on-road, some low traffic (Percy Warner Park). The greenways ...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,732
Posted By mikepoole

Definitely not good for around here, but it is a...

Definitely not good for around here, but it is a Dutch advert....
Forum: Commuting
09-12-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,794
Posted By mikepoole

Almost always, especially the front blinky in...

Almost always, especially the front blinky in daytime. One more thing for an inattentive urban driver to notice.

Your auto insurance company probably gives you a discount if you have daytime...
09-08-08, 09:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,348
Posted By mikepoole

About a week for me. Ditto on the comment that...

About a week for me. Ditto on the comment that driving the car was worse. And, those flexible icepacks made by Ace ("reusable cold compress") can really be your friends.
09-03-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By mikepoole

That's what I did for mine... (it worked).

That's what I did for mine... (it worked).
Forum: Commuting
08-26-08, 10:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,740
Posted By mikepoole

Yep. Minus points for not being on a bike, but...

Yep. Minus points for not being on a bike, but might still be the new winner.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-08, 10:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,120
Posted By mikepoole

I just logged in for the first time in a few...

I just logged in for the first time in a few days; I thought the thread was going to be about slacker/layabout people with no real jobs but who like twiddling around with/on bikes....

1. utility...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-08, 10:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,040
Posted By mikepoole

If you have to carry a movable-parts drive, get a...

If you have to carry a movable-parts drive, get a little Pelican case. Make sure it's big enough to give you about 1" or more foam around all sides of the drive. I've carried/shipped multiple...
08-26-08, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By mikepoole

Yeah, I saw it- some of the riders made it look...

Yeah, I saw it- some of the riders made it look like the balancing was a bit tricky... we definitely decided that we must have one, somehow. As well as the see-saw-counterbalance-beam thingy.
Forum: Southeast
08-19-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 47,302
Posted By mikepoole

Hey Rick, sounds like you're pretty close to the...

Hey Rick, sounds like you're pretty close to the off-road trails at Hamilton Creek Park, as well as the Stones River Greenway- the one in Nashville, as opposed to the one in Murfreesboro. The Stones...
07-29-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By mikepoole

Some of my IB stuff does smell like a wet sheep,...

Some of my IB stuff does smell like a wet sheep, some doesn't. I think it depends on the amount of lanolin left in the wool; I believe washing will eventually remove the smell. Same as any other wool...
07-29-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,909
Posted By mikepoole

Never.

Never.
07-29-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By mikepoole

Because my "hand tight" is not your "hand...

Because my "hand tight" is not your "hand tight".
07-16-08, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,764
Posted By mikepoole

OK- what about the v-rack to frame connection?...

OK- what about the v-rack to frame connection? Tight enough with the friction fit? Or would drilling for a cotter pin-type arrangement make sense?

I'm not so concerned with the seat/racks coming...
07-13-08, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,764
Posted By mikepoole

I don't have an xtra/dummy in the area to look...

I don't have an xtra/dummy in the area to look at, so please excuse my lack of knowledge- what is/how secure is the connection between the snapdeck and the v-rack, as well as the v-rack to the...
Forum: Southeast
06-17-08, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By mikepoole

Head down to Percy Warner Park- there's a good...

Head down to Percy Warner Park- there's a good 12-mile low-traffic loop inside the park, with hills. Google map yourself to the Belle Meade Boulevard entrance; it's about 8 miles from downtown-...
Forum: Southeast
06-12-08, 10:10 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 47,302
Posted By mikepoole

Yep. Do I know you? Tres cool, it is....

Yep. Do I know you?



Tres cool, it is. Makes a nice ride from Belmont>Shelby Bottoms>Stones & back... have to take it a little slow on the greenways compared to Warner Park but it's good for a...
Forum: Southeast
06-11-08, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By mikepoole

Is the conference in the hotel as well, or...

Is the conference in the hotel as well, or downtown?

There are two greenways which connect relatively close to the Gaylord
(google for "shelby bottoms greenway" and "stones river greenway"-don't...
Forum: Southeast
06-11-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 47,302
Posted By mikepoole

Welcome back. See you out there...

Welcome back. See you out there...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-08, 09:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,846
Posted By mikepoole

Black, and then ride until it turns brown.

Black, and then ride until it turns brown.
05-08-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By mikepoole

The Bobike Maxi mounts in three places- the upper...

The Bobike Maxi mounts in three places- the upper with either a clamp on the upper end of the seatstays (near the upper cluster) or an adapter which clamps to the seattube, and the two lower points...
05-05-08, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,222
Posted By mikepoole

Just reach down and shift- you'll get used to it....

Just reach down and shift- you'll get used to it. Eventually you'll be able to shift either lever with either hand- an advantage over bar-mounted shifters.

Remember that there is a spinning...
05-01-08, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,336
Posted By mikepoole

Yeah, the guy at the LBS (who no longer works...

Yeah, the guy at the LBS (who no longer works there) was somewhat nonplussed that I didn't want the mis-shipped P50s and was willing to wait AGAIN for the P45s... but I like them way better.

I...
05-01-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,336
Posted By mikepoole

They work fine- like I stated, you'll want to add...

They work fine- like I stated, you'll want to add a flap to the bottom of the front fender to really keep your feet dry, but as for the rest they block all the spray coming off the tires...
04-29-08, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By mikepoole

Air-eating bacteria colonies inside the tube....

Air-eating bacteria colonies inside the tube. They eat, get full and lay off for a while. Then they get hungry again. I think Continental had a problem with these back in the 90's as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,309
Posted By mikepoole

Hey, that's great. Gotta source?

Hey, that's great. Gotta source?
Forum: Commuting
04-17-08, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 900
Posted By mikepoole

+1. These and my Brooks have been getting along...

+1. These and my Brooks have been getting along well

http://www.rei.com/product/718321
Forum: Commuting
04-17-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,116
Posted By mikepoole

I have my butler follow me on his bike, with a...

I have my butler follow me on his bike, with a spare bike for me on his shoulders- in addition to the complete tea service for 4 persons, should I come across a group of lovely ladies in need of tea.
04-14-08, 05:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,242
Posted By mikepoole

At least you showed self-restraint in not asking...

At least you showed self-restraint in not asking to take your bike into the hot springs. Had you done that you may well have been shown the exit...
04-14-08, 03:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,336
Posted By mikepoole

I think the P45s are only available in the one...

I think the P45s are only available in the one size, so mine were marked for both 26 and 700. Just make sure to get the ones with two stays per fender per side so that you can adjust the wrap. Zero...
04-12-08, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,336
Posted By mikepoole

P45s on Nimbus 26x1.5 ...

P45s on Nimbus 26x1.5

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2320/2342080560_b6ce19d563.jpg?v=0

You'll want to add a flap to the front fender; I haven't gotten around to it yet...
04-06-08, 07:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,579
Posted By mikepoole

Ahh, but it's not the noise factor that is the...

Ahh, but it's not the noise factor that is the problem with cellphone use while doing anything else, including driving, biking, cooking, whatever- it's the brain-multitasking factor. Hearing the wind...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,658
Posted By mikepoole

First thing to try would be the slicks, and also...

First thing to try would be the slicks, and also get the gearing on your MTB up to a better range- if you want to keep some low gears for offroad get a "megarange" type cassette with an 11 or 12...
04-04-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,579
Posted By mikepoole

Well, the studies regarding phone use while...

Well, the studies regarding phone use while driving seem to show that it is the _conversation_ that's distracting- not the use of a hand-held phone.

I kinda like being unable to talk on the phone...
04-03-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By mikepoole

Haven't gotten around to completely specifying...

Haven't gotten around to completely specifying the build on my future BD, but the Paul Melvin tensioner looks like it might be a better approach with it's double cogs... comments?
Forum: Southeast
04-01-08, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By mikepoole

Hey Sluggo, sorry I won't be of much direct...

Hey Sluggo,

sorry I won't be of much direct help- I'm mostly only familiar with the immediate Nashville area for cycling- if you fail to get any usable responses you might try to contact...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,970
Posted By mikepoole

Don't even ask about Tim Bits...

Don't even ask about Tim Bits...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-08, 03:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,558
Posted By mikepoole

A seatpost that, instead of protruding straight...

A seatpost that, instead of protruding straight up from the seat tube,
http://www.coloradocyclist.com/img/product/200/t/thokfzlu.jpg
has a rearward rake to it:...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-08, 03:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,558
Posted By mikepoole

I use the Bobike Maxi rear seat- my bike ended up...

I use the Bobike Maxi rear seat- my bike ended up being a older (90s) hardtail Giant Iguana, which has a little longer top tube than the usual MTB. Added a Nitto Periscopa stem and Albatross...
Forum: Southeast
03-27-08, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By mikepoole

Couldn't be any worse than a skinny 46 year-old...

Couldn't be any worse than a skinny 46 year-old geezer :D. The bridge has been "open" for a while if you're willing to cross a fence or two...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-08, 03:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,158
Posted By mikepoole

I trimmed mine so that the bike sits _almost_ on...

I trimmed mine so that the bike sits _almost_ on both wheels- if the front's loaded it'll sit front & stand, if rear loaded rear wheel & stand. I park mainly on asphalt & concrete- if on dirt the...
Forum: Southeast
03-26-08, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By mikepoole

In case you didn't know: April 12th, noon ...

In case you didn't know: April 12th, noon

http://crossdressingthebridge.blogspot.com/

http://bp0.blogger.com/_bQpZDzX0UP4/R7rwaGf0KGI/AAAAAAAAAU4/ZeYxuxfuS4w/S1600-R/crossthebridge2.jpg
Forum: Commuting
03-24-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By mikepoole

I take my two-year-old by bike most days- if it's...

I take my two-year-old by bike most days- if it's really cold (around here that's below 35degF) or rainy we'll take the car. If I'm not sure I'll give her the option & let her decide which vehicle to...
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