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03-19-12, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By lz4005

You are no more or less likely to do any of those...

You are no more or less likely to do any of those things with a properly maintained coaster brake than any other rear brake.
03-15-12, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By lz4005

Since I'm assuming the cable won't make contact...

Since I'm assuming the cable won't make contact with the sprocket, just pass the cable through the chain link and make a loop with a crimp sleeve.
03-13-12, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By lz4005

High temp wheel bearing grease is a must. ...

High temp wheel bearing grease is a must.

So is a front brake if you're going to have foot retention. Clipping out and stopping at the same time makes that last 3 feet of riding dicey.
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02-22-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,516
Posted By lz4005

Con: what is a 6teeth hub bike?

Con: what is a 6teeth hub bike?
01-23-12, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,697
Posted By lz4005

You have to cut a gap somewhere in your rear...

You have to cut a gap somewhere in your rear triangle to do that, you know.
01-20-12, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,464
Posted By lz4005

I'm running a Shimano E110 coaster hub on an...

I'm running a Shimano E110 coaster hub on an unaltered 120mm Steamroller frame. There's about 1mm of axle visible past the nut on one side and 4mm on the other. If you center your axle carefully you...
11-07-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By lz4005

How far do you have to turn the crank to engage...

How far do you have to turn the crank to engage the hub?

It isn't difficult to adjust the amount of play in a coaster hub. And you don't have to take the whole thing apart. Play between drive...
10-31-11, 09:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,072
Posted By lz4005

http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/make-m...

http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/make-me-laugh-33.jpg
10-26-11, 01:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 25,325
Posted By lz4005

The folks in either the Classic/Vintage forum or...

The folks in either the Classic/Vintage forum or Mechanics might be able to answer your question better than we can.
10-26-11, 08:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 25,325
Posted By lz4005

If the problem seems to be that the drive...

If the problem seems to be that the drive mechanism is not engaging because of heavy grease, using a lighter weight oil sounds like a good next logical step.
10-19-11, 01:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,668
Posted By lz4005

Best thing I ever did was bring a sharpie and...

Best thing I ever did was bring a sharpie and write the checkpoint addresses on my arm, in the order I planned on hitting them.
10-19-11, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,754
Posted By lz4005

Tall bikes are very individual, so its difficult...

Tall bikes are very individual, so its difficult to have a formal set of plans for them.

Some advice from when I built mine: Test your donor frames for size by removing the forks and putting both...
10-11-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By lz4005

Be nice, bring beer.

Be nice, bring beer.
09-04-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By lz4005

I'm amazed this has never come up before.

I'm amazed this has never come up before.
08-26-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,288
Posted By lz4005

You should repost this in the winter riding forum...

You should repost this in the winter riding forum if you haven't already.
08-22-11, 08:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,540
Posted By lz4005

Alt forum: yes there is.

Alt forum: yes there is.
08-19-11, 08:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,887
Posted By lz4005

Remove seat. Always standing. Always...

Remove seat.
Always standing.
Always fitting properly.
08-18-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,073
Posted By lz4005

The folks in the mechanics forum might have...

The folks in the mechanics forum might have better answers for you. They'd probably know if the fork you need is available.

You're right about the rear brake. To convert to disc you'll have to...
08-15-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,815
Posted By lz4005

I was really hoping this thread would be about...

I was really hoping this thread would be about penny farthings.

http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6420457/bombing-a-hill-on-a-pennyfarthing...
08-11-11, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By lz4005

*facepalm* One of the moving parts of your...

*facepalm*

One of the moving parts of your bike is probably hitting one of the non-moving parts of your bike. Figure out which one. Other people can't help you without more details.
08-09-11, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,844
Posted By lz4005

In a vacuum, they probably aren't. Unfortunately...

In a vacuum, they probably aren't. Unfortunately they tend to be on lower end bikes that don't get proper maintenance. And you can't tell much from a visual inspection, unlike a caliper. That said I...
08-09-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,844
Posted By lz4005

Of course skidding is less effective than...

Of course skidding is less effective than non-skidding, but you're saying that with all the other variables held constant a 1/4" wide tire would have the same traction as a 4" wide tire? Or is...
08-09-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,844
Posted By lz4005

That's true of all rear brakes.

That's true of all rear brakes.
08-09-11, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,844
Posted By lz4005

That's completely untrue of both fixed gears and...

That's completely untrue of both fixed gears and coaster brakes. You can slow without skidding on both.
A properly set up coaster brake, ridden by someone who knows how to use it, stops just as...
08-08-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,844
Posted By lz4005

I second the rec for coaster with a front brake....

I second the rec for coaster with a front brake. Its a fun setup that works well.
Unless you want to find a vintage Bendix Redline or something like that, go with a new Shimano E110. Properly set...
08-04-11, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,299
Posted By lz4005

I think those rims are available both machined...

I think those rims are available both machined and non-machined.
07-28-11, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By lz4005

I prefer my chain length to be just long enough...

I prefer my chain length to be just long enough to go around my cog and chainring. With about half an inch of up and down slack.
07-26-11, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,366
Posted By lz4005

Posenger.

Posenger.
07-06-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By lz4005

Responding 3 years late to a thread about poor...

Responding 3 years late to a thread about poor customer service....
06-24-11, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By lz4005

I'd think ride height and brakes would be the...

I'd think ride height and brakes would be the major problems.
06-16-11, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,172
Posted By lz4005

Pretty much what I was going to say. Identify the...

Pretty much what I was going to say. Identify the biggest (and/or wealthiest) cycling subculture in your city that isn't currently being catered to by one of the other shops and cater to them.
06-12-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By lz4005

1) Get a front brake. Use it exclusively in the...

1) Get a front brake. Use it exclusively in the last 3 to 6 feet before you stop while simultaneously putting your cranks where you want them for starting when the light turns.

or

2) Run all...
06-08-11, 02:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,872
Posted By lz4005

Its same amount of lean every time if you don't...

Its same amount of lean every time if you don't change anything on the bike. So now you know that you can lean just a little less than you did when you got pedal strike. Problem solved.
05-31-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By lz4005

I had a mystery click once that turned out to be...

I had a mystery click once that turned out to be my pants catching on a piece of excess brake cable and pinging the ferule at the end of it against the frame. Felt like an idiot when I finally...
05-22-11, 08:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,065
Posted By lz4005

I weigh about the same as OP. 28's all day.

I weigh about the same as OP. 28's all day.
05-12-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,458
Posted By lz4005

I've have good results with 'wrought iron black'...

I've have good results with 'wrought iron black' for matte paint jobs before.
05-09-11, 08:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,175
Posted By lz4005

This. You'll heal faster and scar less from road...

This. You'll heal faster and scar less from road rash. Really the only reason to shave* unless you have a valid reason to be concerned about 1/1000th of a second the aero might or might not get you. ...
05-02-11, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,140
Posted By lz4005

It all depends on the reach needed. Until you...

It all depends on the reach needed. Until you measure that it will be difficult to know what brake would work.
Sort of creative, but sort of expensive: rebuilt the front wheel with a drum brake...
04-22-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,124
Posted By lz4005

Full suspension, even with no weight penalty,...

Full suspension, even with no weight penalty, would be terrible on a road bike. Suspension eats watts.
04-21-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,276
Posted By lz4005

I have a 2006-ish rockhopper that does the same...

I have a 2006-ish rockhopper that does the same thing occasionally, but the cranks only slip about 1/8th of a revolution. It happens when the pawls don't seat exactly right and skip to the next...
04-20-11, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,124
Posted By lz4005

I hadn't heard of them before. Looks like it...

I hadn't heard of them before. Looks like it would work, but also seems unnecessary on a road bike.
04-14-11, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By lz4005

You need a hand built, properly tensioned,...

You need a hand built, properly tensioned, slightly beefier than normal, wheel.
There's lots of good advice in the Clydesdales forum on this very subject.
04-11-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,416
Posted By lz4005

It can be enjoyable to have music, but its just...

It can be enjoyable to have music, but its just too dangerous to not be able to hear traffic. Not to mention sounds your bike makes to let you know what needs to be adjusted/tightened.
04-08-11, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By lz4005

I saw an electric bike that was set up sort of...

I saw an electric bike that was set up sort of like that. Cassette on right side, reverse threaded freewheel on the left with a chain going up to a motor on the rear rack. The battery was slung off...
04-07-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By lz4005

For the record, that's a motopace bike. They were...

For the record, that's a motopace bike. They were designed to draft behind a motorcycle. The tradeoff of the crazy twitchy steering is being able to ride closer to the motorcycle for lower wind...
04-07-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,074
Posted By lz4005

They were called draisines. People lined up to...

They were called draisines. People lined up to pay to ride them around the block when they were first invented.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draisine
04-07-11, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,074
Posted By lz4005

Hipsters will all be skipping in the oh-12. ...

Hipsters will all be skipping in the oh-12.

(I would love to bomb the shiz out of a mountain highway on one of those things...if it had two brakes.)
04-07-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By lz4005

Some forks are a little longer to allow space for...

Some forks are a little longer to allow space for fenders and/or larger tires, but that isn't going to do what you want it to do. Reduced rake will get you twitchier steering.
...
04-07-11, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,107
Posted By lz4005

If that was true you wouldn't have started this...

If that was true you wouldn't have started this thread. Don't get testy because you A) can't install a wheel correctly, and B) can't communicate your situation clearly enough for other people to help...
04-06-11, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,107
Posted By lz4005

That is very confusing.

That is very confusing.
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