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Forum: Commuting
09-04-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By ofofhy

Yes, I have read about the Downtube, and I have...

Yes, I have read about the Downtube, and I have looked at Yan's posts here. The reason I am looking into the Downtube (or even Citizen), is that I really only need the folder for about six months,...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-15, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By ofofhy

Ha ha. That area is barely Baltimore, it's like...

Ha ha. That area is barely Baltimore, it's like an isolated piece of English countryside with manor homes.

I go running throughout the city, from Bellona to Fort McHenry, Edmonson Ave to Erdman...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By ofofhy

Baltimore Train Station Bike Parking - Overnight

It's been a while since visiting the forums, but I need some input.

I currently live in B'more, but I am moving to Philly in a month. I'll be commuting via Amtrak between Philly and Baltimore for...
04-11-12, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By ofofhy

Possbile bike defect leads to cyclist death

http://sunchronicle.com/articles/2012/04/11/news/11320104.txt

If this is due to a recalled part, it's a tragic accident that could have been prevented. Everyone check your bikes for safety...
09-27-07, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,808
Posted By ofofhy

I doubt that you exceeded the tensile strength of...

I doubt that you exceeded the tensile strength of the material, but rather that some manufacturing defect created a stress concentration. You would be hard-pressed under normal (heck even under...
09-27-07, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By ofofhy

Fixed cup in BB sheared off last night...

As the title says, the fixed cup (in a cup and cone) BB sheared off under load last night. I stood up to pedal, heard a loud pop on the downstroke of my right foot and left a trail of bearing balls...
03-29-06, 12:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,520
Posted By ofofhy

Well we have no agreement with them!

Well we have no agreement with them!
03-29-06, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By ofofhy

The law's the law, but in the end it's up to you...

The law's the law, but in the end it's up to you to do what you feel is right.
03-29-06, 12:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By ofofhy

Rotational Inertia - Hummers, fishing weights, and brass nipples

http://www.velonews.com/tech/report/articles/9662.0.html

I hate to seem like a troll posting this here, but it is an interesting read (I like Zinn's down-to-earth style). I haven't posted in a...
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By ofofhy

http://www.procyclingtour.com/connected.cfm/press_...

http://www.procyclingtour.com/connected.cfm/press_id/28

So, I don't race on a track or anything, but I found this article and thought it might interest a few folks here. Coatesville is a town on...
01-18-06, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By ofofhy

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/126178653.h...

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/126178653.html



If it were fixed, he'd probably be asking $300.
12-21-05, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,697
Posted By ofofhy

At the bottom:...

At the bottom: http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infxtra/inflin.shtm
12-21-05, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By ofofhy

Well, eBay has removed the listing, so I guess it...

Well, eBay has removed the listing, so I guess it was a scam. Can we get a verbal description of the item and advert for future reference???
12-20-05, 10:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 906
Posted By ofofhy

The coefficient of friction for steel/rubber is...

The coefficient of friction for steel/rubber is lower, therefore braking performance is reduced. But, if you are truly going to use your brakes less, then this is kind of a non-issue. Also, the...
12-16-05, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By ofofhy

If you don't have clipless pedals I would suspect...

If you don't have clipless pedals I would suspect you might be hard up to notice a 4 mm difference in the cranks. I actually use a flipped spindle to clear up a chainline issue when I went to single...
12-16-05, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By ofofhy

So you would put your 52 ring back on the outside...

So you would put your 52 ring back on the outside position? You would probably need to re-space and re-dish the rear wheel to get a decent chainline. Granted, chainline is not as important with a...
12-16-05, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By ofofhy

Yeah, but this is a single speed, the 14T...

Yeah, but this is a single speed, the 14T freewheels are metric threaded.

As for the 39T chainring, I thought on the Continentals it was press fit (or welded) to the crank and the 52T was bolted...
12-15-05, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By ofofhy

Should kids have positions? Shame on parents...

Should kids have positions?

Shame on parents for using their kids to further theit own agendas, no matter what side of the fence they sit on.
12-15-05, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By ofofhy

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html ...

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html

I would give this a read-thru. It is full of good info, and it has it all in one place.
Forum: Foo
12-14-05, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 732
Posted By ofofhy

If he's got tenure there's little that can really...

If he's got tenure there's little that can really be done.

Damn if you were in Philly I would have said you had my advisor for a prof.

If he can't find them, then see if he will take that...
12-14-05, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By ofofhy

You should ask him if those bars are an upgrade?

You should ask him if those bars are an upgrade?
Forum: Foo
12-14-05, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By ofofhy

How long can you rideless before you are banned...

How long can you rideless before you are banned from Bikeforums?
Forum: Foo
12-14-05, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By ofofhy

Good point. I'll probably roll with this idea. ...

Good point. I'll probably roll with this idea. Thanks.
Forum: Foo
12-14-05, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By ofofhy

All those years of art classes at the rec center...

All those years of art classes at the rec center finally paid off. Thanks, Mom and Dad.
Forum: Foo
12-14-05, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By ofofhy

I tried that, but Excel (at least the version I...

I tried that, but Excel (at least the version I am using) didn't recognize the steps of ten when pasting. If I tried to extend the series by draging the highlight, it would just start counting every...
Forum: Foo
12-14-05, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By ofofhy

Mine.... 1663214 (Warning: explicit)

Mine.... 1663214 (Warning: explicit)
Forum: Foo
12-14-05, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By ofofhy

Excel Operation Question

OK,
So I was a little abitious with my data collection and took data every 0.1 secs. To make the plot look better, I really only need to use one data point per second. Is there a quick way to...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-05, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By ofofhy

Stick it down the back of your pants.

Stick it down the back of your pants.
Forum: Commuting
12-14-05, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,369
Posted By ofofhy

It is good to know that police will actually file...

It is good to know that police will actually file and use those reports. I have always figured that the person taking the call is just doodling away on a pad, pretending to take down the...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-05, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By ofofhy

That's because the Port Authority refuses to...

That's because the Port Authority refuses to clear the snow, since that would mean pushing it onto the Patco tracks. They also wait until every last tiny bit of ice is gone before opening it to...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-05, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By ofofhy

The main roads in CC are fine. Some of the bike...

The main roads in CC are fine. Some of the bike lanes are crap. Some of the smaller side streets that spend all day in the shade are unrideable. So if you are sticking to the Numbers and the 'Nuts...
12-14-05, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By ofofhy

What are your welding skills like. Tubing can be...

What are your welding skills like. Tubing can be pretty thin. I would go the bolt-on method too.
12-13-05, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,669
Posted By ofofhy

How about any cracked tubes or welds???

How about any cracked tubes or welds???
Forum: Foo
12-13-05, 01:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,395
Posted By ofofhy

I can think of better ways to make fun of...

I can think of better ways to make fun of straight edgers than this.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-05, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By ofofhy

The Philly thrift stores suck for bikes, unless...

The Philly thrift stores suck for bikes, unless you are in the market for a $25 Magna. I want to try some main line garage sales this spring though.
12-12-05, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By ofofhy

You'll have to let us know of any reply that you...

You'll have to let us know of any reply that you receive. It would be interesting to see how they react to a cyclist asking them to reconsider bike lanes. If this were in Philly, I would say that...
12-12-05, 02:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,510
Posted By ofofhy

Maybe you should retro-fit with fully Campy. ...

Maybe you should retro-fit with fully Campy. That would be unbelievable. But, this looks a lot better than I ever expected. What exactly do you mean by pedals with clipless laces... toe straps?
Forum: Foo
12-12-05, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By ofofhy

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=159369...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=159369

This guy cracks me up.
12-12-05, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,804
Posted By ofofhy

They don't talk about mineral spirits...

They don't talk about mineral spirits specifically, but you could tell them it is motor oil and dump it in their as it is a self-service facility.
...
Forum: Foo
12-12-05, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 656
Posted By ofofhy

This thread reminds me of Homer Simpson's (errr...

This thread reminds me of Homer Simpson's (errr Mr X's) webpage.
Forum: Commuting
12-10-05, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,734
Posted By ofofhy

Rain-X will only work on glass lenses.

Rain-X will only work on glass lenses.
12-09-05, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By ofofhy

Idea for a sticky... Recalls

Does anyone else think that it might be a good idea to have a Sticky for Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls of bicycle related products? I think it would be cool to have a central depository...
12-09-05, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By ofofhy

If the front Chainring is riveted in place (which...

If the front Chainring is riveted in place (which I suspect it is), you are kind of out of luck. You would need a new crankset. If it is bolted in place, you can find chainrings in bike stores or...
Forum: Foo
12-08-05, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By ofofhy

Damn that's sexy!

Damn that's sexy!
12-08-05, 05:54 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 7,591
Posted By ofofhy

{Edit - stupid misread of a previous quote} ...

{Edit - stupid misread of a previous quote}


That might be because of the amount of abuse one can take from asking a "noob" question here. Remember high tires???
12-08-05, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By ofofhy

So nasty you put it on your fingernails. I don't...

So nasty you put it on your fingernails. I don't think it is a recognized carcinogen like the aforementioned xylene.
Forum: Commuting
12-08-05, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 527
Posted By ofofhy

pay per view porn

pay per view porn
12-08-05, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By ofofhy

Depends on the adhesive... Xylene should also be...

Depends on the adhesive... Xylene should also be used with plenty of ventilation. That's the stuff in glue that people huff. It can also ruin clothes and shoes depending on material.
12-08-05, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By ofofhy

"One in a million shot, Doc. One in a million!" ...

"One in a million shot, Doc. One in a million!"

</Seinfeld reference>

I wouldn't do it. I am also not truly visualizing how the handlebars would give more extension than the seat post. Maybe...
12-08-05, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By ofofhy

I've never had that problem when the cups are...

I've never had that problem when the cups are loaded with a good amount of grease prior to placing the bearing balls in them. It acts like glue and keeps the balls from shifting, kind of like jockey...
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