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10-07-13, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By Z R I D E R

I use the Niteflux Red Zone 8 on the back of my...

I use the Niteflux Red Zone 8 on the back of my helmet. It doesn't come with a mount but you can use a simple velcro strap to make it work. Honestly it's the only rear light I'll ever need. The...
09-24-13, 11:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,368
Posted By Z R I D E R

I could be wrong, but this problem has more to do...

I could be wrong, but this problem has more to do with physics than it does the diaphragm material. As the temperature outside decreases, the temperature of the air inside the bottle will also...
09-24-13, 11:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,368
Posted By Z R I D E R

I have a Hornit, it's so loud and I've used it...

I have a Hornit, it's so loud and I've used it with great success many times. It really helps me when drivers are turning into my lane and can't necessarily see me due to obstructions (like parked...
09-11-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,589
Posted By Z R I D E R

I've had the RZ8 for a month or so, and I emailed...

I've had the RZ8 for a month or so, and I emailed niteflux about some replacement caps and David got back to me immediately. Very different from your issue with the light, but I just thought I'd...
08-24-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 92,677
Posted By Z R I D E R

-1 for me. I've tried this and it dissolved...

-1 for me.

I've tried this and it dissolved the chrome on chrome plated parts. The acetic acid in the vinegar also ate away at the steel of many parts making them very rough (like steel sand...
08-23-13, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 92,677
Posted By Z R I D E R

Not sure if you would have any idea/experience...

Not sure if you would have any idea/experience but if so, how do you think oxalic acid compares to kerosene for rust removal?
08-22-13, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 92,677
Posted By Z R I D E R

Good point, there are rust prevention sprays for...

Good point, there are rust prevention sprays for metal surfaces that are cheap to buy.
08-22-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 92,677
Posted By Z R I D E R

I just restored two rims off of an old Schwinn. ...

I just restored two rims off of an old Schwinn. I took aluminum foil and got it a tiny bit wet with water and scrubbed away at every spoke front and back for hours. Yes, it was a lot of work, but...
08-20-13, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By Z R I D E R

I've always thought it'd be cool to have a...

I've always thought it'd be cool to have a personal trainer. I've tried to design training schedules several times in the past but none have really stuck. That quote sums it up nicely.
08-19-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By Z R I D E R

This bored me to tears. I'm a big fan of these...

This bored me to tears. I'm a big fan of these Lego Edmonton videos, thanks to Fargo Wolf for the links. Definitely learned something new.
08-14-13, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By Z R I D E R

Rock climbing is a good one (maybe not for...

Rock climbing is a good one (maybe not for endurance so much, but it sure is fun). I do that occasionally, not too often (and only indoors).

Never thought of roller blading much, seems...
08-14-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By Z R I D E R

That sounds like fun, I only hike when I'm in the...

That sounds like fun, I only hike when I'm in the Adirondacks of New York (usually once a year) and I just got into doing yoga actually. I'll have to try cross country skiing and snowshoeing...
08-13-13, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By Z R I D E R

Crosstraining

Does anybody train different sports/activities such as running or swimming to improve their overall performance and endurance when cycling? I personally run long distance a couple times each week.
08-10-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,926
Posted By Z R I D E R

I've seen the DIY studs, I don't have older tires...

I've seen the DIY studs, I don't have older tires though. I also don't have disc brakes or else I would definitely try the zip ties method.
08-09-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Z R I D E R

Aren't there helmets out there that have netting...

Aren't there helmets out there that have netting built into the vents?
08-09-13, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Z R I D E R

I think I'll pick up a pair of those safety...

I think I'll pick up a pair of those safety glasses, thanks for the advice.
08-09-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Z R I D E R

Thanks... I definitely should have searched the...

Thanks... I definitely should have searched the forums before starting this up.
08-08-13, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Z R I D E R

Bugs

I took a short night ride recently and it was made short due to the crazy amount of bugs in the air which were all colliding and sticking to me. Bugs are only a summer problem here when riding, but...
08-07-13, 10:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,626
Posted By Z R I D E R

Now you have me really interested in taking it...

Now you have me really interested in taking it apart haha - I want to see the balls and make sure they're all intact as well as to re-grease them.
08-07-13, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,626
Posted By Z R I D E R

I've got one last question, I'm cleaning the...

I've got one last question, I'm cleaning the rusted chain that went with this freewheel and I'm wondering how impossible it will be to get the two functioning together smoothly when finished.
08-07-13, 10:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,626
Posted By Z R I D E R

That's an awesome thread - great pictures. The...

That's an awesome thread - great pictures. The kerosene soak is working great, but I may still take it apart sometime when I have the time. If not, very useful for future endeavors.
08-06-13, 09:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,626
Posted By Z R I D E R

Sounds good thanks for the advice.

Sounds good thanks for the advice.
08-06-13, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,626
Posted By Z R I D E R

Will do. As much as I'd love to try, I...

Will do.



As much as I'd love to try, I won't be taking it apart (don't have time to tinker). I've been using kerosene for degreasing other parts and I've got a good place to put it and I'm...
08-06-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By Z R I D E R

Thanks for that post, sounds like I've had a...

Thanks for that post, sounds like I've had a great beginner mountain bike all along. Will be hitting those trails soon!
08-06-13, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By Z R I D E R

That's good to know - and I already found 3 other...

That's good to know - and I already found 3 other LBS's (2/3 closer than the one I had been going to) that I'll be going to for most things from now on.
08-06-13, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,626
Posted By Z R I D E R

Thanks, I've removed it from the wheel and it...

Thanks, I've removed it from the wheel and it doesn't spin well at all (very gritty and rough sounding) so I'll try immersing it. Would kerosene work for immersion?
08-06-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,626
Posted By Z R I D E R

Atom Freewheel Disassembly

I have an Atom 77 Compact freewheel that I need to clean. I figure the best way would be to take it apart, but I'm unaware of how to disassemble it. Any help would be great!
Forum: Introductions
08-05-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Z R I D E R

Hi Bill, Got called "********" today during...

Hi Bill,

Got called "********" today during my ride, but all is well. Wish you safe travels.

EDIT: The "r" word for mentally ill people. I was unaware that it tripped the curse sensor.
08-05-13, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,354
Posted By Z R I D E R

This thread is interesting. However, placing a...

This thread is interesting. However, placing a sticker or engraving a URL onto a bike can be painted/taped over. I really like the idea of leaving contact info inside the BB as well as customizing...
08-02-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,926
Posted By Z R I D E R

Since when does Georgia have... winter?

Since when does Georgia have... winter?
08-02-13, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,926
Posted By Z R I D E R

50% decrease is a lot, but it's understandable...

50% decrease is a lot, but it's understandable for non-paved roads/trails and I expect that. You're right about balance, I'll focus more on that than speed (although it does take some speed to...
08-02-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By Z R I D E R

Yeah I'm betting the fork will be my main issue,...

Yeah I'm betting the fork will be my main issue, always good to save up for new parts.
08-02-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By Z R I D E R

That makes me feel even better about it!

That makes me feel even better about it!
08-02-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By Z R I D E R

I'm only ~125 lbs so I guess I'll stick to around...

I'm only ~125 lbs so I guess I'll stick to around 30 psi. Thanks a lot for the response, I can't wait to get out on a trail! It'd be a beginner trail so no jumps or anything crazy haha. So excited!
08-01-13, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By Z R I D E R

Really? You don't think it's going to fall apart...

Really? You don't think it's going to fall apart on me?
08-01-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By Z R I D E R

Trek 4300 - Where Can I Ride?

I've had my 2010 Trek 4300 since it came out, and only recently have I looked into riding it on some real trails. The mechanics at my LBS said it's not appropriate for trail riding (inadequate...
08-01-13, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,130
Posted By Z R I D E R

I agree. Road tests in general should be more...

I agree. Road tests in general should be more strict also. I'm 18, and when I took mine a year ago it was a joke. The very least that could be done would be to make people pass one every 10 years. ...
08-01-13, 04:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,785
Posted By Z R I D E R

Yeah I'd really like to know if there's an...

Yeah I'd really like to know if there's an appropriate time to even use a CCW. There have been so many cases where (even when people's homes have been broken into) the use of deadly force by the...
08-01-13, 03:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,228
Posted By Z R I D E R

What if you carry bags or things on a rack or...

What if you carry bags or things on a rack or even a saddle bag? I feel like any of those things would block your view with this mirror - if so, this wouldn't be an option for many people.
08-01-13, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Z R I D E R

No problem.

No problem.
08-01-13, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Z R I D E R

Nothing else needs to be loosened at all, just...

Nothing else needs to be loosened at all, just push on the derailleur (in the same direction as the video shows it moving) and it will move. You won't break anything don't worry.


EDIT: It does...
08-01-13, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Z R I D E R

The wheel's axle should slide right out of the...

The wheel's axle should slide right out of the dropouts without you having to do anything to your derailleur. It should move like that on its own. Make sure the QR is loose enough (may need to turn...
08-01-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Z R I D E R

First step is to disengage the brakes. Then, the...

First step is to disengage the brakes. Then, the easiest way to take the rear wheel off (imo) is to flip the bike upside down, pull back the QR lever, then slide the rear wheel up and out. The chain...
07-31-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,926
Posted By Z R I D E R

Yeah, I don't have studded tires and won't be...

Yeah, I don't have studded tires and won't be using any for this winter, but I would be pretty happy with 13 (even though that's almost a 19% decrease).
07-31-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,926
Posted By Z R I D E R

Yeah I understand, I guess what I'm really...

Yeah I understand, I guess what I'm really looking for is your percentage drop in speed (since you can't truly compare each other's speed). 10% isn't bad really.
07-31-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,926
Posted By Z R I D E R

Average Speed (Compared To Summer)

I'm curious, what kind of speeds do you average in the winter? I understand the thickness of the snow definitely makes a difference, and ice will play a factor. Also, what are these speeds compared...
07-30-13, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By Z R I D E R

I completely agree, and this driver probably had...

I completely agree, and this driver probably had that mindset. There should be a section on your road test or during that pre-licensing course that thoroughly explains sharing the road and rights of...
07-30-13, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By Z R I D E R

Hi everyone, Yes the RZ-8 is the Red Zone...

Hi everyone,

Yes the RZ-8 is the Red Zone 8, an extremely bright tail light that I really think will improve my experience and treatment on the road. I will also pair that with reflective...
07-29-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By Z R I D E R

My First Near Miss

Be me at a four way intersection about to make a left turn. I signaled to get into the left lane and turned my head to make sure traffic saw me. I then made it to the left lane and had to yield to...
07-29-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Z R I D E R

Okay I'll look for a spray primer then. Thanks...

Okay I'll look for a spray primer then. Thanks for the notice, I'll be sure to plug both the headtube and seat tube before painting.
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