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09-13-11, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Thanks gang! It definitely is a nice bike. Got me...

Thanks gang! It definitely is a nice bike. Got me to appreciate Motos a bit more :)
09-12-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Pretty much done. Need to tackle the pedals....

Pretty much done. Need to tackle the pedals. Threw some SPDs on them so I can give it a shakedown run soon. Need longer bolts for my bottle cage clamps too, but other than that it turned out ok. I...
09-09-11, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13,470
Views: 2,688,272
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

I haven't verified anything for sure yet, but...

I haven't verified anything for sure yet, but have noticed the front axle is smaller than any other I've encountered. Will have to look out for anything else. Thanks for the heads up.
09-06-11, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13,470
Views: 2,688,272
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Grabbed this off CL yesterday. As a farm boy who...

Grabbed this off CL yesterday. As a farm boy who only drove green tractors, this one will be a fun winter restore effort and to keep around for fun. Nothing special as a bike, but I think it's pretty...
08-23-11, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Finally got time to swing into Patio bike today....

Finally got time to swing into Patio bike today. They took care of pulling the crank and offered to get the BB cups loosened up for me too, so I took them up on that offer. Chatted with them there...
08-15-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

More good stuff guys, thanks. I need to stop in...

More good stuff guys, thanks. I need to stop in to Crankdaddy's soon anyways to pick up some grips I won from the BFW challenge and the Hales Corners Wheel and Sprocket is close to home along with...
08-15-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

I'll keep that in mind. That's quite the hike :)...

I'll keep that in mind. That's quite the hike :) Hopefully I can find one at a shop nearby.
08-12-11, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Hmm...thanks for the idea. Didn't know if...

Hmm...thanks for the idea. Didn't know if something like that would work without damaging anything, but good to know it worked for you.
08-12-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Stronglight Crank Puller, Milwaukee Area

Anyone near Milwaukee with a Stronglight (23.35mm thread) puller that I could borrow? Really not liking the idea of having to shell out $45 for a tool I may only ever use once.

Guess I could try...
Forum: Foo
08-09-11, 09:24 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 8,098
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Agreed, but it was sure clever on their part :)

Agreed, but it was sure clever on their part :)
Forum: Foo
08-09-11, 08:22 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 8,098
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Ha! Do that. I'd love to try one out for an...

Ha! Do that. I'd love to try one out for an extended period and I bet the geek in me would love it. I remember a Top Gear Episode where they hammered around the track with a Prius and a BMW M3 drove...
Forum: Foo
08-09-11, 08:05 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 8,098
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

I've seen TDI mpg all over the map with many well...

I've seen TDI mpg all over the map with many well over the EPA rating - at least looking at tdiclub.com and reading reviews on Edmunds. As a former car nut (I gave up on the expensive hobby and my...
Forum: Foo
08-09-11, 06:17 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 8,098
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

As 2009 Jetta TDI owner, I've found it actually...

As 2009 Jetta TDI owner, I've found it actually takes effort to get lower than 40mpg. Stay out of it and 40 in the city is possible. 47-52 on the highway depending on winds and terrain. 220 mile...
08-02-11, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Took a look at the other pics you had on Flikr....

Took a look at the other pics you had on Flikr. What a gorgeous bike!!! I'd be riding that everywhere just to show it off :)



Hmmm...you seem to be hinting that this bike may grow on me. Uh oh.
08-02-11, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Thanks gang! Tugrul, yeah, the rings are...

Thanks gang!

Tugrul, yeah, the rings are worn some, but I think some of the filth makes it look worse than they are. The bike's actually been ridden a lot in its life, so I'll have to live with...
08-01-11, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Thanks guys. The mower was a very well used and...

Thanks guys. The mower was a very well used and abused 165 Hydro. Good mower, but rough starting. I like my new X300 a lot better :)
08-01-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Finally got my Moto GT!

Took a while, but things finally worked out to trade my old JD mower for my friend's Moto Grand Touring. Didn't need the mower, and don't really need the bike, but I'd rather wrench on the bike and...
05-25-11, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 343,499
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Yay, another place to post a photo of my '86...

Yay, another place to post a photo of my '86 Elance 310 that some fool was throwing out with the trash.

http://bit.ly/gp05wG
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-11, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

I'm assuming 700x23 clincher since very few...

I'm assuming 700x23 clincher since very few specifics were given....

Hutchinson Atom Comp is $30 at PB - and they're running a 15% off everything right now so $25.49/tire isn't bad....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-11, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,297
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

My '86 Trek Elance 310 - Someone was throwing it...

My '86 Trek Elance 310 - Someone was throwing it out with the trash. Not much invested to get this beauty on the road again.

http://tinyurl.com/3dws6pr
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-11, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,925
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

I run the Titans for daily use. I also have a...

I run the Titans for daily use. I also have a relatively similar pair of wheels in my Planet X Model Bs, which are also $150/pair, but roughly 100g lighter.

The Titans are nice wheels for the...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,305
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

I use a side pannier of my Topeak MTX trunk bag....

I use a side pannier of my Topeak MTX trunk bag. My towel for showering goes between the laptop and the rack frame. Works great.
05-04-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13,470
Views: 2,688,272
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Roger, that did clean up well for a cursory...

Roger, that did clean up well for a cursory scrub-down. Love that blue color. I'll get pics up when I get mine. May be a little while. Trading a friend my old JD lawnmower than needs more work than I...
05-04-11, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13,470
Views: 2,688,272
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Nice Moto GT! I've got a silver one joining the...

Nice Moto GT! I've got a silver one joining the fleet soon. Stronglight crank on it too. Enjoy!
04-22-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,944
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

I race on that wheelset (and have used 'em as...

I race on that wheelset (and have used 'em as daily riders last summer). Great wheelset for the money. Hubs spin forever and they ride pretty well for a stiff wheel.
04-21-11, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Our bike club at work is coordinating this for...

Our bike club at work is coordinating this for club members and all bike commuters - once the team is created on there. Emails and other communication on it are getting sent out soon. I'll be signed...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-09-11, 02:39 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,137
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

I won't offer much for details as the sun is...

I won't offer much for details as the sun is finally out and I need to get out there and soak it up...but raced at Menomonee Falls today. First time ever racing for me, so it was a very educational...
03-30-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 15,641
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

My beater - 2006 Mercury Mountaineer. Great...

My beater - 2006 Mercury Mountaineer. Great vehicle. When I can though, I steal my wife's 2009 Jetta TDI. Love the efficient diesel! A year ago I still had a supercharged 2002 Mustang GT but sold it...
03-28-11, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

ST400 has 1 1/4" Gatorskins that barely fit under...

ST400 has 1 1/4" Gatorskins that barely fit under the fenders. Commuter bike. Fat, tough tires are good.
Wife's Traveler has 1 1/8" Zaffiros
Trek Elance has 1" Pasela TGs

Depends on the bike and...
03-22-11, 01:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,599
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

I know it's probably bad to bump this thread...

I know it's probably bad to bump this thread again, but I don't care :)

You guys and your constant affection for the Pasela is right on. I was finally able to get out on the Elance and these tires...
03-18-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,505
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

This thread is a great/interesting display of...

This thread is a great/interesting display of bicycle tastes. I think it's easy to conclude, so far, that people like bikes. Would be interesting to look at the data more in depth later once more...
03-12-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,599
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Thanks. That gizmo is a blinky mount.

Thanks. That gizmo is a blinky mount.
03-12-11, 01:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,599
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

The pair I ordered showed up today. Scale says...

The pair I ordered showed up today. Scale says they are roughly 35 grams heavier per tire than the CST C732s that were on the Elance. Not much difference and could be made up easily with lighter...
03-08-11, 12:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,599
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

I sure hope they're magical! Looking forward to...

I sure hope they're magical! Looking forward to salt-free roads since they're going on the Elance and I will never let that bike see road salt.
03-08-11, 12:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,557
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Agreed! My first road bike (Raleigh Marathon) had...

Agreed! My first road bike (Raleigh Marathon) had stem shifters, which worked ok, but when I got some RSX STI levers for free (+ shipping) I went to them. First DT shifted bike was my ST400, then I...
03-08-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,557
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

I should have used the sarcasm tag :) I love that...

I should have used the sarcasm tag :) I love that Elance. Nicest free bike ever and it's just a blast to ride. Smooth, fast, smooth, and did I say smooth?
03-08-11, 09:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,557
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

My crappy Elance 310. ...

My crappy Elance 310.

http://tinyurl.com/4b6clxu

Converted stem to downtube for my wife's Traveler.

http://tinyurl.com/yk2ta2s
03-08-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,599
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Will do. I've got a couple sets of CST tires I'm...

Will do. I've got a couple sets of CST tires I'm not totally thrilled with (some white 700x23 740s - garbage) and some CST Czars that sure aren't that special but work. I do love the 732s though....
03-07-11, 01:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,599
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Just ordered a set of these. Heard enough good...

Just ordered a set of these. Heard enough good stuff about them that it's hard to not buy a pair to try, so I did. They'll go on my Elance which has Araya 27x1" rims. Should be a good combo. I'm...
Forum: Foo
02-25-11, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 375
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

This ^ If the pro shop is separate from the...

This ^

If the pro shop is separate from the alley and they don't have a lane there, videotape yourself throwing so they have something to help figure out how you throw and gear the ball toward...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-25-11, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Since I can't get to email here at work (I did...

Since I can't get to email here at work (I did see your email), I'm in. So whatever you end up planning is fine with me, and no problem going single-speed.
Forum: Foo
02-20-11, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 518
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

+1 for extension tubes. A little tricky to figure...

+1 for extension tubes. A little tricky to figure out at first, but the value is hard to beat considering what dedicated macro lenses cost. You also don't add any additional glass like cheap 'macro'...
Forum: Foo
02-18-11, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 394
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

I'll throw in Zermatt, Switzerland. At the base...

I'll throw in Zermatt, Switzerland. At the base of the Matterhorn, breathtaking scenery, no IC engined cars allowed, great hiking, MTBs available for some downhill, skiing year round. Went there in...
02-06-11, 09:32 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,559
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Add me to the ranks of those that can't wait to...

Add me to the ranks of those that can't wait to see how this turns out! Wow!
Forum: Great Lakes
01-20-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,137
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Yeah, that's what I hear, so that's what I'll do....

Yeah, that's what I hear, so that's what I'll do. My wife is 100% behind me and has been driving me to give it a go. Also will try to fit in a few MTB races. And, to start in CX my ST400 would do the...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-20-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,137
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Thanks for throwing together this list! I'm...

Thanks for throwing together this list! I'm diving into racing this year (uh oh), and this list is good to see since I'm not horribly far from the IL border.

For those racing up this way some,...
01-05-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_de...

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=31292&category=1665
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 850
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

I'm almost done with the first time through it...

I'm almost done with the first time through it and will finish it up today at lunch. I will read it again, no doubt. Fantastic read!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,459
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Thanks :) That was a Canon 50D with an 85mm f/1.8...

Thanks :) That was a Canon 50D with an 85mm f/1.8 lens.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,459
Posted By sickmtbnutcase

Ariel http://tinyurl.com/2d4kk3h

Ariel

http://tinyurl.com/2d4kk3h
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