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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-15, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By nerobro

I'm very much project driven. And fixing the...

I'm very much project driven. And fixing the A-Bike seemed like a fun project. Once I got one back in my hands, it looked like a much less fun project. ;-)
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By nerobro

Lets talk about the A-Bike (Sinclair, and it's myriad of chinese clones)

So, I just bought my second A-bike.

http://www.practicalalchemy.org/~nerobro/public/Pictures/Bicycles/small/A-Bike_001.jpg

I can't say I like them very much. But this second time around, I...
08-25-15, 02:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,826
Posted By nerobro

Sadly, i'm looking for a 50-ish frame. There's...

Sadly, i'm looking for a 50-ish frame. There's someone selling a complete 2X00 locally with 600 parts on it for $400. and one for $290.
08-25-15, 12:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,826
Posted By nerobro

Ouch? No, he's not a good rider. He's not...

Ouch? No, he's not a good rider. He's not seriously been on a bicycle in fifteen years. How was I to know how he rode? You're ~really~ reaching on the lawsuit aspect.

I bet that derailer got...
08-24-15, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,826
Posted By nerobro

I think the mill method is the one with the least...

I think the mill method is the one with the least potential problems. No heat risk. And no guesses on the integrity of the hanger. Best part? if I bend it again, I can get a replacement.
08-24-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,826
Posted By nerobro

I wish. Everything else I own has replaceable...

I wish. Everything else I own has replaceable hangers.

That answers that.

Bonding aluminum is a pretty special thing. I do you know of any resources for the proper glue and techniques?
...
08-24-15, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,826
Posted By nerobro

I'm fairly certain the derailer hangar needs at...

I'm fairly certain the derailer hangar needs at least a tap run through it, so that's in the cards. I'm willing to take heat to it :-) I don't know if a couple hundred degrees would be enough to...
08-24-15, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,826
Posted By nerobro

That definitely sounds like the fastest route to...

That definitely sounds like the fastest route to repair. And.. if step two is milling and replacing, it can't hurt, right?



I've never seen it done. I've had the same thought. Mounting it...
08-24-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,826
Posted By nerobro

The paint is scratches due to crashes and.. an...

The paint is scratches due to crashes and.. an incompetant rider.

I'm going to give it a swing. Worst case I"ll end up with some carbon tubes to play with.

The rider reports "I was...
08-24-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,826
Posted By nerobro

There's no carbon under paint. Thankfully. ...

There's no carbon under paint. Thankfully.



Aluminum. I'll get you pictures tomorrow.



If I were talking to anyone else, I'd give them the same advice. :-) This is now a "I ~am~...
08-24-15, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,826
Posted By nerobro

A sad day, and a bent Derailer hanger.

Howdy everyone.

Cutting to the chase, the derailer hanger on my 1991 Trek 2100 is badly bent. (15-20 deg..) It's a bike produced before replaceable hangers were a thing. It's also an early...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-14, 01:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,335
Posted By nerobro

Your bike does have a "add more power" function. ...

Your bike does have a "add more power" function. That's your legs. Adding more power works on a bike, just like it does on a motorcycles. Motorcycle experience has saved my butt (or at least my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,335
Posted By nerobro

Racing often improves the breed. In the case of...

Racing often improves the breed. In the case of an endurance (two weeks) such as the TdF, you can't take risks that would lead to a rider going down. they're going to be conservative when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,335
Posted By nerobro

Something tells me road bikes could go further. ...

Something tells me road bikes could go further. But we're traction compromised by the desire for lower wind and rolling resistance. Thank you for the link. That's still 1.4g. :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-14, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,335
Posted By nerobro

The man's wrong. Pushing the bike down into the...

The man's wrong. Pushing the bike down into the corner DOES make it "feel" better, but it's not faster. Due to scrub. If you're upright, and your bike is leaned over, you're sacrificing traction....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,335
Posted By nerobro

Bikes and motorcycles equate exactly. And yes,...

Bikes and motorcycles equate exactly. And yes, at a certain angle you're going down, that's true with a big motor and without. The question is, what is that angle :-) Motorcycles are .. I need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,335
Posted By nerobro

When a motorcycle is leaned over, it's...

When a motorcycle is leaned over, it's "suspension" is effectively bound up. Most of the suspension action on a deeply cornering bike is through tire carcass, rims, headstock, and swingarm flex,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-14, 10:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,335
Posted By nerobro

Tires, Traction, Lean angle, and G's.

TL;DR: Who's done testing, and what were the results, finding the maximum amount of traction a road bike tire can generate.

Hello Everyone,

After watching some videos of TdF descents, and...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-16-13, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By nerobro

Finding a framebuilder, I need a very, very small road frame.

So, I"m at at loss for getting a bike that will work for the woman in my life. She's 4'8". She also loves what a carbon fork, and 700c wheels do for the bike she's riding.

Right now we have...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-16-12, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By nerobro

I do most of my riding LATE at night. Partly...

I do most of my riding LATE at night. Partly because I have a big aversion to sunlight, and part due to my dislike of heat. Late at night does have another benefit, traffic isn't so bad. Tonight...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-12, 04:05 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 201,464
Posted By nerobro

Yaknow, I just couldn't get those yellow tires...

Yaknow, I just couldn't get those yellow tires on. And they're a lot smaller than the stock tires. And I still haven't gotten to the yellow bar tape either.
Forum: Great Lakes
07-11-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By nerobro

Help me figure out a few good routes to ride - Melrose Park

So.. Here's my trouble. I just moved to melrose park from highland park. In HP I could ride across the highlands, out to the lake, west along lake cook and enjoy the overpasses.

I could find...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-12, 12:50 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 201,464
Posted By nerobro

http://www.practicalalchemy.org/~nerobro/public/Pi...

http://www.practicalalchemy.org/~nerobro/public/Pictures/Bicycles/small/MercierNano_08.JPG I think so.. how about you?
10-10-11, 02:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,540
Posted By nerobro

I"m that guy. I will make 15lbs :-)

I"m that guy. I will make 15lbs :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-11, 02:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,501
Posted By nerobro

Well it hasn't ended yet. Work got crazy, so I...

Well it hasn't ended yet. Work got crazy, so I haven't built the wheels yet. right now, the bike is being used as a commuter ride for a friend of mine. :-) I"ll be building the wheels over the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-11, 11:41 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 201,464
Posted By nerobro

http://www.practicalalchemy.org/%7Enerobro/public/...

http://www.practicalalchemy.org/%7Enerobro/public/Pictures/Bicycles/Riding/small/Mercier_20110803_13.JPG

You can't see it, but I put on a new saddle. I'm not pleased with it, and i'll be going...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-11, 09:11 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 201,464
Posted By nerobro

Rim tape installed. Tires are sitting at 110psi....

Rim tape installed. Tires are sitting at 110psi. I feel like a big man, I got the wire bead tires on without tire levers. :-)
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-11, 11:41 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 201,464
Posted By nerobro

Oops. I bought new rim tape saturday, but didn't...

Oops. I bought new rim tape saturday, but didn't install it. I had a rim tape failure tonight... Well there's my excuse to go hog wild and get this bike in Nero-shape.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-11, 02:24 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 201,464
Posted By nerobro

I bought rim tape, and a new set of handlebars...

I bought rim tape, and a new set of handlebars for mine. I can't wait to get them on.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-11, 02:09 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,247,916
Posted By nerobro

Free bikes are never free. This one has cost me...

Free bikes are never free. This one has cost me $30. Bar tape, tube, seatpost, and my old saddle.
http://www.practicalalchemy.org/%7Enerobro/public/Pictures/Bicycles/small/Giant_03.JPG

Anyone...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 201,464
Posted By nerobro

So I should go buy some cloth rim tape eh? :-) ...

So I should go buy some cloth rim tape eh? :-) I'll be buying a new stem tonight too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-11, 02:43 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 201,464
Posted By nerobro

The pads cleared the rim due to being to low on...

The pads cleared the rim due to being to low on the caliper arms. Most bikes come with that at least vaguely adjusted right.

If the bolt is to long. Trim the bolt.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-11, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,054
Posted By nerobro

I've never gotten a shot with it folded. the...

I've never gotten a shot with it folded. the handlebars fold flat, and the saddle pushes all the way down to the top tube.

Do you have suggestions on decent folding pedals? I didn't mind the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-11, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,054
Posted By nerobro

So, I am looking to take a bike on the metra...

So, I am looking to take a bike on the metra during rush. Sadly, my folding bike won't fold in the middle. Just the handlebars and saddle.

The recommendation is to bag it?

Here's what I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 551,614
Posted By nerobro

http://www.practicalalchemy.org/%7Enerobro/public/...

http://www.practicalalchemy.org/%7Enerobro/public/Pictures/Bicycles/small/Razor_Squeeze_03.JPG

$75 of folding bike. I have no idea what to name the poor thing. It wheelies incessantly, and is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-11, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,247,916
Posted By nerobro

The smaller size. It's a 48. it's actually a...

The smaller size. It's a 48. it's actually a bit small for me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 201,464
Posted By nerobro

Well, I got mine. And I did my first "upgrade". ...

Well, I got mine. And I did my first "upgrade". Which was making the brake pads actually touch the rims.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,247,916
Posted By nerobro

http://www.practicalalchemy.org/~nerobro/public/Pi...

http://www.practicalalchemy.org/~nerobro/public/Pictures/Bicycles/MercierNano_05.JPG

Mine. and all stock. but it won't stay that way.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-11, 07:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,501
Posted By nerobro

In the weight loss arena. While the bike didn't...

In the weight loss arena. While the bike didn't lose 4lbs yet. "I" have. Bwhahaha.

I re-measured the wheelset. Complete, tires, tubes, QR, cassette, is 2940g.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-11, 08:38 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,501
Posted By nerobro

well that's a cheap way to lose weight. I forgot...

well that's a cheap way to lose weight. I forgot to measure the ERD of my silly light rims last night. I still can't find light 36 spoke hubs :-(
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,658
Posted By nerobro

I'm a fattie. Who rides road bikes. Some of the...

I'm a fattie. Who rides road bikes. Some of the top tier motorcycle racers are also serious cyclists.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-11, 10:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,501
Posted By nerobro

http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Acti...

http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=Details&ProdID=1714 I wonder if those weights are with the included tires and tubes. if that's true, that's 1700g before cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,501
Posted By nerobro

http://www.practicalalchemy.org/~nerobro/public/Pi...

http://www.practicalalchemy.org/~nerobro/public/Pictures/Bicycles/Trek2100_07.JPG

Yeah, I forgot to give you guys the link to the full sized image.

So there are lots of options for 1500g-ish...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-11, 08:48 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,501
Posted By nerobro

http://www.practicalalchemy.org/~nerobro/public/Pi...

http://www.practicalalchemy.org/~nerobro/public/Pictures/Bicycles/small/Trek2100_07.JPG

With 3000g wheels. *shakes fist*
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-11, 08:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,658
Posted By nerobro

http://www.practicalalchemy.org/~nerobro/public/Pi...

http://www.practicalalchemy.org/~nerobro/public/Pictures/Motorcycles/Small/GS650E_04.JPG

Well you can see two of my rides. 1982 GS650E, and a 1983 GS550ES.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-11, 06:25 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,501
Posted By nerobro

www.bonktown.com It's one of those silly deal a...

www.bonktown.com It's one of those silly deal a day websites.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-11, 09:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,501
Posted By nerobro

I'm still holding out hope that I can do this on...

I'm still holding out hope that I can do this on cheap parts. :-) The fork will need to wait until the wheelset fails me.

I was asked for a picture of the bars on a scale. ... I didn't believe...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,501
Posted By nerobro

Oh geeze. So I assembled a rideable bike...

Oh geeze.

So I assembled a rideable bike tonight. 18.9 lbs. That's with the heavy saddle on it, and crank bros smarties. Annoyingly there seems to be some significant drag from the external...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-11, 06:58 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,501
Posted By nerobro

I've been asking people where to buy stuff, not...

I've been asking people where to buy stuff, not trying to sell anything. :-) What did you read that offended you so?

Speaking of money matters, I need to get to the bike shop. And do the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-11, 06:06 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,501
Posted By nerobro

It's late, and this is gonna be a little flamey. ...

It's late, and this is gonna be a little flamey. Go grab that nomex underwear.
Well that's not very nice is it? The snarky response is "why do you care?" Evidently you care enough to post, but...
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