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Forum: Want To Buy
04-17-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,866
Posted By cranky

Sent to your private messages....

Sent to your private messages....
Forum: Want To Buy
04-16-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,866
Posted By cranky

Yes, tburke, I'm still in the market. Do you...

Yes, tburke, I'm still in the market. Do you have one or know someone? Where did you go?
04-15-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 62,309
Views: 9,441,600
Posted By cranky

Ross MTB - $250 Folsom, CA

I'm looking for a vintage MTB and I can't tell if this is a good deal or not. I don't know much about bike value or classic models, but I've been reading this thread closely for a month. I see that...
Forum: Want To Buy
04-14-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,866
Posted By cranky

That is a beauty. Thanks for sharing. Dig the...

That is a beauty. Thanks for sharing. Dig the white balloon tires and chrome fenders.

So far not much luck searching. There is one sitting on eBay but... it's local pick-up only 800 miles away,...
Forum: Want To Buy
04-13-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,866
Posted By cranky

Yes. Do you have one? Or know someone?

Yes. Do you have one? Or know someone?
04-10-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,849
Posted By cranky

The seller of the T900 never responded to my...

The seller of the T900 never responded to my offer, so in the meantime, I messed around with my fit by test swapping the flat bars with beach cruiser bars I found on an abandoned bike that sat on the...
04-05-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 62,309
Views: 9,441,600
Posted By cranky

I'm about a 45 min drive from this seller but I...

I'm about a 45 min drive from this seller but I wouldn't know what to do with all this stuff. Is it worth it for me to try to get it? I've never restored a bike, etc.
04-01-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 62,309
Views: 9,441,600
Posted By cranky

I believe this is a repro/replica. The original...

I believe this is a repro/replica. The original was a true banana seat. Used to have one as a kid. Did my newspaper route on it with the paper boy vest slung over the ape hangers. Those were the...
Forum: Introductions
03-28-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By cranky

Welcome aboard. I work in downtown Sacramento and...

Welcome aboard. I work in downtown Sacramento and ride a Dahon Uno folder around.
03-27-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,699
Posted By cranky

Is there a site with an easy "tech tree" chart...

Is there a site with an easy "tech tree" chart showing all the Shimano name variations for road and MTB? I'm finding that to be the toughest part in learning to assess a bike.
03-25-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,849
Posted By cranky

I'm 6'3", though I'm more torso than leg. ...

I'm 6'3", though I'm more torso than leg.

Hmm.. I cant tell if Trek measures from the center of the top tube or the top of the seat tube. They may be the same size actually.
03-24-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,849
Posted By cranky

I couldn't find a size sticker, but the captain's...

I couldn't find a size sticker, but the captain's seat tube is 17 inches c-c.

After seeing that T900 above, I think I'm going go that direction rather than invest in mods. The KHS is a good first...
03-24-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,849
Posted By cranky

That T900 looks sweet! That'd compliment my Trek...

That T900 looks sweet! That'd compliment my Trek 520 nicely. I have sent him an offer. Thanks for the find.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By cranky

It's a winding road without a shoulder, to a...

It's a winding road without a shoulder, to a recreational lake. People do it. The Davis Foxy Fall Century goes down that road. But I would not, it scares me.
03-24-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,849
Posted By cranky

This tandem has been a boon for my son's...

This tandem has been a boon for my son's enjoyment of cycling. He's actually enjoying it whereby he hates riding his bike. I wish I had thought of this sooner.



I had to look up what an...
Forum: Want To Buy
03-23-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,866
Posted By cranky

Cannondale Alpine Series (SM500)

I'm looking to buy the first "real" bike of my younger days, a 1988 Cannondale Alpine Series, blue/yellow in the largest size.

Like this one...
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03-22-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 62,309
Views: 9,441,600
Posted By cranky

KUWAHARA - $125 (Santa Cruz, CA)

I'm brand new to thinking about vintage bikes and dont know too much, so apologies if this one is lame. Suggestions appreciated on learning the ways...MOUNTAIN BIKE VINTAGE KUWAHARA -...
Forum: Introductions
03-21-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By cranky

I'm so confused. Actually, I am confused. ...

I'm so confused.

Actually, I am confused. I'm not getting email notification. Control Panel says it's instant. Nothing in my Spam box. Is that not working?
Forum: Introductions
03-21-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By cranky

Oh wow, I'm so glad I wasn't here for that.

Oh wow, I'm so glad I wasn't here for that.
03-21-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,849
Posted By cranky

Welp, got my son on the bike for 3 short rides...

Welp, got my son on the bike for 3 short rides today, smashing success. Best $200 I've spent for that reason. It really is too small for me, I may just cope with it until my boy is comfortable...
03-21-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,849
Posted By cranky

First Tandem - KHS

Picked this up for $200. Components were in good shape but they are lesser quality. Hopefully though it's better than what's at Amazon/Walmart for $279. It'll do for my purpose, trying to get my 9...
Forum: Introductions
03-21-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By cranky

My Last Post was 13 Years Ago

Looks like this site is still doing well. I can't believe you're all still here.

Had a child that consumed all of my time/resources for biking. Got rid of everything except my ~2006 Trek 520...
07-17-07, 10:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 827
Posted By cranky

I haven't reposted mine because I think the...

I haven't reposted mine because I think the directly related carfree ones posted here are better than my suggestions.

My vote would lean less towards one soliciting controversy and debate, than...
07-17-07, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 954
Posted By cranky

I agree, of course more people would be motivated...

I agree, of course more people would be motivated with cash. I just don't think it is realistic or enforceable. I could be wrong.

I'm just tossing out other ideas, it's fun to think about it.
07-17-07, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 954
Posted By cranky

Something more plausible would be a fund to be...

Something more plausible would be a fund to be used for painting bike lanes or creating bike paths, something that would encourage more people to get out of cars and thus reduce carbon.

Other...
07-17-07, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 954
Posted By cranky

Like acroy said, it is voluntary. You can do it...

Like acroy said, it is voluntary. You can do it too. Find a site you like and donate. I've given to carbonfund.org. There are many other options if you are concerned about the sequestering...
07-16-07, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By cranky

Might be interested, but for me the book...

Might be interested, but for me the book selection would probably need to have a carfree slant. I'm really into books that are inspirational and about social change.

For example, reading the...
07-09-07, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By cranky

Rans Stratus EcoSpeed

Got my first electric bike last night. Had electric-bikes.com add an EcoSpeed with LiPo batteries to my Rans Stratus.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1239/764868955_58daeeca12.jpg?v=0
(hmmm can't...
07-04-07, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By cranky

What a great 4th of July bike ride. With my big...

What a great 4th of July bike ride. With my big ol' flag full mast, I rode aimlessly around town, much to the cheers of strangers, people who I would not have connected with on my usual bike rides....
07-02-07, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,899
Posted By cranky

Hi MikeR, Yes, it is a small book for that...

Hi MikeR,

Yes, it is a small book for that kind of cash. I hope you aren't too disappointed. I think it will make a good reference too, like, I've already forgotten which spoke nipple material...
07-01-07, 07:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 770
Posted By cranky

johnnycarlos.com

Starting a blog. Biking, Activism, Environmentalism, Positive Vibe

www.johnnycarlos.com (http://www.johnnycarlos.com)
Forum: Foo
06-30-07, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By cranky

The one I just put on my bike, getting ready for...

The one I just put on my bike, getting ready for the 4th o' July.
06-30-07, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By cranky

One trip to the hardware store later... I...

One trip to the hardware store later...

I find some of your comments strange. To be a little more clear, I'm not some kind of blind-faith nationalist. My point is that in these days it seems if...
06-30-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By cranky

4th of July

Sometimes I feel as though my fellow countrymen believe that activists(especially bicycle activists) are unpatriotic. So this 4th of July I intend to raise a flag upon my steed and let it fly.
06-28-07, 07:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,899
Posted By cranky

Yes, thank you everyone. I have ordered all the...

Yes, thank you everyone. I have ordered all the parts and equipment, and am anxiously awaiting!
06-25-07, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By cranky

May I ask what part of the country this is in? I...

May I ask what part of the country this is in? I would assume that some regions are less tolerant than others(some much less tolerant).

The last city I lived in had a Bicycle/Pedestrian Committee...
06-25-07, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,899
Posted By cranky

When I put my order in with Harris Cyclery(from...

When I put my order in with Harris Cyclery(from Sheldon's site), you can specify to let them determine the spoke length for you. You tell them the make/model of your hub and rim, the number of...
06-24-07, 10:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,899
Posted By cranky

Thanks for the advice everyone, I'm happy with...

Thanks for the advice everyone, I'm happy with what I am hearing, that I can ride the first rim and wouldnt be crazy for doing so.

MikeR, what a great idea. Chances are that I'll pick up the...
06-23-07, 03:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,899
Posted By cranky

Advice on first wheel build

I've been riding around on a dented rim and have decided that I want to finally learn how to build wheels out of interest and to take my wrenching to the next level. I have read Sheldon's guide and...
Forum: BMX
06-21-07, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By cranky

Thanks for the opinions. So, I've been...

Thanks for the opinions.

So, I've been reading about it quite a bit today, and I'm thinking at the very least I would want to fool around learning how to bunny hop, something I've never been able...
Forum: BMX
06-21-07, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By cranky

Thanks Bill. So the obvious difference between...

Thanks Bill. So the obvious difference between the Sledgehammer and OM is steel vs aluminum. Which do you prefer?
Forum: BMX
06-21-07, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By cranky

Thank you for taking the time to make a...

Thank you for taking the time to make a suggestion. I think though, that biking is much too fun for me not to try something new. I just finished reading bmx basics (http://www.bmxbasics.org/) and...
Forum: BMX
06-21-07, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By cranky

Need advice on first BMX bike

I'm pretty old for BMX(38!) and I'd like to re-live the childhood I never had. All the cool kids had BMX and I only had a Huffy 10spd. I'm looking for advice on trying my first BMX bike. No tricks...
06-07-07, 05:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,133
Posted By cranky

Do longsleeve wicking shirts keep you cooler than...

Do longsleeve wicking shirts keep you cooler than shortsleeve, if the sun is beating down on you?
06-07-07, 05:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,311
Posted By cranky

Do longsleeve wicking shirts keep you cooler than...

Do longsleeve wicking shirts keep you cooler than shortsleeve, if the sun is beating down on you?
06-07-07, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By cranky

Can you please post a shot of the hitch, or...

Can you please post a shot of the hitch, or describe how you made it?
06-06-07, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 978
Posted By cranky

My coworker has twice given me flak for using the...

My coworker has twice given me flak for using the elevator to transport me and my bike one floor, as opposed to carrying it up the stairs. I thought that was pretty odd.
06-05-07, 01:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,033
Posted By cranky

I try to relinquish my desire for external...

I try to relinquish my desire for external approval, it frees up a lot of mental "energy". I also dont put too much into explaining why I do what I do, because people generally don't believe words. ...
06-04-07, 01:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,263
Posted By cranky

I like the wire idea! Especially since you'd...

I like the wire idea! Especially since you'd have so many spoke holes to use. Perhaps wiring it to something else as an adapter, and attaching that to the rack. Like, wiring it to a 2x4 that you...
06-04-07, 01:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,263
Posted By cranky

Ah, good point, it would need to swivel. Perhaps...

Ah, good point, it would need to swivel. Perhaps using an old wheel hub as a mount instead might work(tie wrap?). I guess I'm fixated on a firm attachment. I dislike bungees, they can be...
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