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02-04-07, 12:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,014
Posted By 610

bonelesschicken, a derailer hanger is not...

bonelesschicken,

a derailer hanger is not likely to happen. you can get your local welder to weld one on for about half a pizza and a six pack

- 610
02-03-07, 11:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,014
Posted By 610

just frames to keep the transaction as simple as...

just frames to keep the transaction as simple as possible
02-02-07, 10:04 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,206
Posted By 610

Lombard, Illinois: +'s: The Illinois...

Lombard, Illinois:

+'s:

The Illinois Prarie Path runs right through it (100+ miles of bike path)

Metra train station downtown lets you bring bikes on board

-'s:
02-02-07, 09:44 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,652
Posted By 610

lazy as in, assuming you have no fenders, no...

lazy

as in, assuming you have no fenders, no rack, no rear brake, and you've got good parts, there is little to take care of. a little oil and you're good to go - so if you are lazy this is for...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-07, 09:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,365
Posted By 610

I personally would LOVE to buy a used bike if I...

I personally would LOVE to buy a used bike if I could find the particular one I want. It would be nice if there was a classified section online where EVERYONE put their bikes on. Rather than have a...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-07, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,328
Posted By 610

How much more difficult is it to fix a flat on a wheel with an internal gear hub?

I test rode an Electra Amsterdam tonight and I was really impressed. Worried though that since I am so lazy (mostly from my fixed gear bikes) that changing a flat on the rear will take forever with...
02-01-07, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By 610

Anyone here use Albatross or North Road bars for their fixie?

If so, I'd be interested in taking a look of any pictures if you've got any! :D
02-01-07, 09:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,014
Posted By 610

Just got a reply from Tony: "Lets talk in...

Just got a reply from Tony:

"Lets talk in March."

This is the last I'm going to talk about this until March. I'll keep you updated after that!
02-01-07, 08:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,763
Posted By 610

I received an email from Tony this morning: ...

I received an email from Tony this morning:

"We can do this after the fixed frameset is done."

I am not going to press him on pricing right now as it sounds like he is real busy. However,...
02-01-07, 08:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,014
Posted By 610

Well I heard back from Tony and received this...

Well I heard back from Tony and received this response:

"We can do this after the fixed frameset is done."

So it looks like something will be possible. I don't want to press the man for...
Forum: Recumbent
01-31-07, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,731
Posted By 610

While I was test riding bikes for the first time...

While I was test riding bikes for the first time way back when - I very much DISLIKED the Speedster. I could get on a Rans Rocket or V-Rex with no problem whatsoever, but for whatever reason the...
Forum: Recumbent
01-31-07, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By 610

It's better to spin and not mash on a recumbent. ...

It's better to spin and not mash on a recumbent. Especially if you enjoy the scenary too much and don't see that hill coming up - and end up having to walk the bike up because you didn't shift down...
Forum: Recumbent
01-31-07, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,465
Posted By 610

For $800 it's a steal. The only problem you MAY...

For $800 it's a steal. The only problem you MAY have is that because of its higher BB you may get numb feet. However there are many things that you can do to alleviate that should it happen. I'd...
01-31-07, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,712
Posted By 610

Because I'm NOT a lean mean fighting machine -...

Because I'm NOT a lean mean fighting machine - due to excess intake of pork products - see sig for further assitance
01-31-07, 06:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,712
Posted By 610

40 or 48 spoke fixed gear hubs, anyone got 'em?

Seems like 36 is the max. How can I do a 40+ spoke wheel?
01-31-07, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By 610

Does anyone know where IRO is?

I left 3 e-mails, 1 phone call on answering machine, and 2 phone calls where nobody is picking up.

Are they out of town or just busy? Anyone know the best time to reach them?
Forum: Commuting
01-30-07, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,769
Posted By 610

I don't know why the hell people buy walmart...

I don't know why the hell people buy walmart bikes. There is a crap load of high quality rebuilt bikes here in Chicago from different co'ops. $89 will easily buy you a comfy 3 or 5 speed commuter.
01-30-07, 06:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,771
Posted By 610

If this is in the spirit of 'pimp my ride' where...

If this is in the spirit of 'pimp my ride' where are all the tv's? speakers? playstations?
01-30-07, 03:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,014
Posted By 610

I know I could have went about this two different...

I know I could have went about this two different ways. But given the amount of angus/mark v frames that are going to be sold I didn't know how much of a demand would be left for the RR - and if no...
01-30-07, 01:50 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,014
Posted By 610

I left two e-mail's at IRO's website and a...

I left two e-mail's at IRO's website and a message on the answering machine. I haven't heard anything yet. *crosses fingers*
01-30-07, 08:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,405
Posted By 610

Kind of OT: Do you have a secret weapon (food) that helps keep you honest?

I'm curious to know what kind of food that - without it - would make it very difficult to lose weight.

I've tried eating celery - and I don't care if you soak it in butter and then pour cheese and...
01-30-07, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By 610

I emailed Jamis about trying to pin down a...

I emailed Jamis about trying to pin down a specific weight that the Aurora could take and this is the response I got:

More than likely the problem you will have is with the wheels. Frame should...
01-26-07, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By 610

Two bikes that may not be on everyones radar

1. 2007 Co-Motion Mazama. True, you may have heard of this bike. In past years it has been built up as a hybrid. But in '07 it has been rebuilt as a road bike! Built beefy with tandem rims.
...
01-26-07, 09:31 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,014
Posted By 610

done

done
01-26-07, 09:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,763
Posted By 610

Any interest in a group buy for a Rob Roy frame?

This is a group buy that MAY occur. I still have to talk to Tony - the Pres. of IRO.

A review of this frame can be found here:...
01-26-07, 09:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,014
Posted By 610

In the mean time a review of the Rob Roy can be...

In the mean time a review of the Rob Roy can be found at:

http://www.dirtragmag.com/print/article.php?ID=807&category=stuff_reviews
01-26-07, 09:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,014
Posted By 610

I edited my original post... Had I known about...

I edited my original post... Had I known about it I would have put my request in a bit early on into it.

Anyway, I am getting a little ahead of myself and shot an e-mail out to Tony just to see...
01-26-07, 09:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,014
Posted By 610

Right, but the other group by as far as I know is...

Right, but the other group by as far as I know is for Mark V / Angus frames, not Rob Roy.

I need a steel steed with room for fat boots.
01-26-07, 09:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,014
Posted By 610

Any interest in a group buy for IRO Rob Roy frames?

First I want to say that I have *not* talked to Tony about this.

Would any one here be interested in a Rob Roy frame group buy? Even if Tony says yes, I have no idea what the price would be. If...
01-26-07, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 68,486
Posted By 610

I am coming into this WAY too late. However, if...

I am coming into this WAY too late. However, if anyone was interested in putting together a group buy for Rob Roys and Tony's dealing, I'm in.
01-26-07, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By 610

Some time has gone by - how is the SRAM Rival gruppo holding up?

I have been living under a rock and just recently discovered that SRAM has put out a couple Road Gruppos. I had been considering building up my bike with Tiagra but that SRAM Rival sure looks nice. ...
01-22-07, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By 610

Tiagra <-- Weight, "Smooth" aside, AS GOOD as 105?

Throw WEIGHT and SMOOTH SHIFTING out the window. Is Tiagra as DURABLE and WELL MADE as 105?
01-22-07, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By 610

Can anyone give the Jamis Aurora, Surly LHT(complete) some competition?

Having ridden a recumbent bicycle for awhile I do miss "riding on top of the world." I think I want to buy another wedgie and give it another chance. However, based on my preferences of what I...
01-18-07, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By 610

I am not going to blast the San Jose because I...

I am not going to blast the San Jose because I know nothing about it. But I remember Sheldon Brown being upset about something Bianchi did to it after the 1st year of production. I thought he...
01-18-07, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By 610

newbie question: what is a safe amount of air to go on below the recommended psi?

I've got 2.4" tires and they are stiff as hell. Say they take 80psi, what is the safe limit to go under to soften them up?
01-17-07, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By 610

The Steamroller is often mentioned as being...

The Steamroller is often mentioned as being heavier than its competition. My question is this: The Steamroller is probably made out of cheaper steel than most of its competition (I think the Pake...
09-30-06, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By 610

The recumbent on that page looks EXACTLY what I'm...

The recumbent on that page looks EXACTLY what I'm looking for except two things I see being problem...

1.) the bike comes with a 3 speed hub. That MAY be enough range. I have to think about it. ...
Forum: Recumbent
09-30-06, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,657
Posted By 610

ill tell you, as a bent owner there is a part of...

ill tell you, as a bent owner there is a part of my body that started to hurt that didnt before

my face

my face always hurts because i smile so much, and I just can't make it go away

sigh
09-30-06, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By 610

he'p! he'p! significant other who weighs 450lbs wants a trike

is there anything available to handle this weight? i was going to recommend a surly instigator with 48 spoke tandem hubs... but they want a trike..... is this a good idea?
09-30-06, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By 610

when it comes to COMFY frames, what is available?

early next year im lookin to ask yojimbo (chi-kah-go) to build me up a bike. however the amount of crap available now is bewildering. i mean, the last time i was bike shopping the steamroller was...
09-30-06, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,109
Posted By 610

why does everyone point out the velocity deep-v and not the dyad?

just out of curiosity. when someone is looking for a hefty rim (especially in the singlespeed forum) they point out the deep-v without thinking about it. why not the dyad? the dyad is actually a...
07-30-06, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By 610

Gearing recommendations for a single speed Pugsley?

Normally I'd go 32x16 or 32x17. What have people been throwing on?

And have you SS Pugsleys been noticing monster calves? :D
07-30-06, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 706
Posted By 610

If you weight 250+ lbs can you please tell me what saddle you ride with?

Topic says it all... can't seem to find anything short of a recumbent that won't make me feel that I was taken advantage of...
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-06, 05:40 PM
06-28-06, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By 610

26" -> 650B Conversion for a MTB w/ Discs

I have a Kona Hoss Deeluxe that I want to upgrade from 26" wheels to 650B. My question is not if they will fit, but will I have a problem using the stock rotors (whats on the original wheel) on the...
06-28-06, 04:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 367
Posted By 610

Any difference in comfort/speed between 650Bx38 and 700x38?

It seems the big thing with the 650B tire is the comfort and being able to retrofit it into bicycles that normally take skinny tires only. But what if you have a frame that can take 700x38's? Is...
Forum: Recumbent
05-20-06, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By 610

Can you fit a Stratus / Tour Easy w/o the wheels in a hatchback?

These bikes look LONG - and I'm curious to know if you take the wheels off would you be able to fit the frame in there?
Forum: Recumbent
03-11-06, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By 610

Thanks for the tip on the tire tube! I should...

Thanks for the tip on the tire tube! I should have some of that left over somewhere.
Forum: Recumbent
03-11-06, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By 610

Finally.. phew.. another bent on the road! Woo hoo! New Rider!

Today I decided to spend all day test riding bents and I finally purchased one! After a year of stupid questions I got the cash together to end my insanity.

I test rode a: Rans V2, Rans Tailwind,...
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