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05-01-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,208
Posted By V73

Thanks a ton for the quick help! I'll see if I...

Thanks a ton for the quick help! I'll see if I can get one of those removal tools somewhere local for a price that's not obscene, but If I have to wait for one in the mail that's that. In that case I...
05-01-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,208
Posted By V73

Need help identifying bottom bracket

Hello everybody.

I went to remove the bottom bracket on my Diamondback Sorrento today, as it had been clicking and needed to be serviced. I had thought from the lockring that it was an adjustable...
02-14-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,423
Posted By V73

We finally got some snow. There's been about a...

We finally got some snow. There's been about a couple inches on the ground most of the last week, and temps consistently just below freezing. This is much more in season, but it feels really weird...
02-12-16, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By V73

What to do in the winter? Ride your bike. ...

What to do in the winter? Ride your bike.

Honestly, the only reason not to is if the snow is, as you said, "too deep". But what is too deep is only dependent on how well prepared you are- with my...
02-10-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,620
Posted By V73

Committed! This is a great idea, I'll be sure to...

Committed! This is a great idea, I'll be sure to spread it around. Riding in winter isn't that hard once you learn the basics, hopefully this will inspire some people to try it out!
02-07-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,635
Posted By V73

It's funny, if the OP were to read these...

It's funny, if the OP were to read these responses they might realise that what makes this place great is how the community here can take a ragequit and make it insightful, educational and downright...
02-06-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,730
Posted By V73

:roflmao: Oh you're baa-d

:roflmao:
Oh you're baa-d
02-06-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,423
Posted By V73

I appreciate it. And definitely a good tip, most...

I appreciate it. And definitely a good tip, most of my clothes are from thrift stores, rummage sales, etc. unless they were gifts. Buying used goods for me is less a necessity of budget than it is a...
02-02-16, 11:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,410
Posted By V73

Would be a stupid reason to toss a whole frame....

Would be a stupid reason to toss a whole frame. What metal is the clamp made of? It's possible you could take it somewhere to have a bit of metal welded on to replace the broken part. Otherwise, your...
02-02-16, 10:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,014
Posted By V73

Hey, if you can't ride it, you can...

Hey, if you can't ride it, you can (http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Tire-Tread-Belt) still (http://www.instructables.com/id/TREAD-BELT/) wear (http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Parts-Belt/) it...
02-02-16, 10:36 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,423
Posted By V73

@PaulRivers...

@PaulRivers (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/paulrivers-131376.html) @noglider (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/noglider-152773.html)
The prices of the gear you two are talking about is killin...
02-02-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By V73

I was careful not to run it too long with the...

I was careful not to run it too long with the lower pressure and made sure it was reasonably well filled. I don't weigh terribly much and didn't have any cargo. I am confident that I was careful...
02-01-16, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,149
Posted By V73

Just my two cents, but to each their own, and if...

Just my two cents, but to each their own, and if you do want to build a bike, I wish you the best of luck.
01-31-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,149
Posted By V73

Sure learning by doing is great, and I advocate...

Sure learning by doing is great, and I advocate it as well, but if you ask an automotive mechanic, most of them probably didn't learn to fix cars by building one piece by piece. A much better,...
01-31-16, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By V73

I used these tires all last season, and they do...

I used these tires all last season, and they do not have any kinks in the wires.
The original tire is toast, I'm surprised I didn't get a flat using them all fall. But it wasn't doing anything like...
01-31-16, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By V73

Incessant MTB Tire Blow Off

Okay, so this problem has been plaguing me for almost two weeks and I'm tired of not being able to ride my bike.

I have a 26" Diamondback Sorrento mountain bike, with rims that state a...
01-31-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,540
Posted By V73

Neat, but seems like you could build your own for...

Neat, but seems like you could build your own for that high a price. I got a good pair (http://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/990725-schwalbe-snow-stud-hs-264-studded-winter-tires.html) of studded...
01-27-16, 03:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,423
Posted By V73

Unfortunately, seems MI got a pretty mild winter...

Unfortunately, seems MI got a pretty mild winter this year. I'd ordinarily hesitate to make such a call this early, but all the birds are back. I saw a about a hundred ducks on the local river the...
01-25-16, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,092
Posted By V73

Personally, during the snowy months I use a cheap...

Personally, during the snowy months I use a cheap (free in my case) & durable mountain bike and wipe down/regrease the chain every once and a while. Other than that I only really clean it if it's...
01-25-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,523
Posted By V73

@IrishBrewer...

@IrishBrewer (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/irishbrewer-399392.html)
Would love to see more pictures of this bike. Perhaps consider posting in this thread...
01-22-16, 05:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,895
Posted By V73

Just this week rode in 5 F weather, my new low...

Just this week rode in 5 F weather, my new low record. Learned a bit more about underestimating needed gear, though if I had been doing more than the 2 miles each way I normally do it probably...
01-22-16, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,369
Posted By V73

499881 Bula...

499881

Bula (http://www.bulabula.com/product-category/adult/essentials/face-masks/) makes face masks as you described, I use a Bula Predator almost every day in winter. It's enough face...
01-19-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,815
Posted By V73

Personally, I would say there is a lot you can do...

Personally, I would say there is a lot you can do to read up on winter cycling but the best thing you can do is practice. Go to trails, parking lots, neighborhood roads, or other spots without much...
01-19-16, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,114
Posted By V73

Wow, it's almost as bad as V-brakes vs....

Wow, it's almost as bad as V-brakes vs. Cantilevers (http://www.bikeforums.net/mountain-biking/422-v-brakes-vs-cantilevers.html).
01-18-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,586
Posted By V73

All very good advice. There is no bike lane or...

All very good advice. There is no bike lane or paved shoulder, but this summer they will be remarking it to a three lane road with two bicycle lanes to encourage cycling and improve traffic flow...
01-18-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,586
Posted By V73

It's a real sidewalk. It's along a 5-lane...

It's a real sidewalk. It's along a 5-lane roadway, and takes me from my school east a half mile to the intersection where I cross the road and enter my neighborhood. The school the bus was leaving...
01-18-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,014
Posted By V73

The way the Xerxes and many other studded tires...

The way the Xerxes and many other studded tires are designed is specifically so that the studs don't usually touch the ground, such that when conditions are not particularly icy you don't have to...
01-17-16, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,937
Posted By V73

Sorry for the delay, went to swap the tires & do...

Sorry for the delay, went to swap the tires & do general maintenance last weekend and the seatpost bolt sheared off. Took a few days to get a new one and I've been busy spending time with my brother...
01-17-16, 09:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,586
Posted By V73

Crossing guard? You're funny. As far as all...

Crossing guard? You're funny.

As far as all the suggestions to ride on the road with the flow of traffic, I am completely in agreement with you. Unfortunately, my father is incapable of listening...
01-08-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,140
Posted By V73

@devio...

@devio (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/devio-412475.html)
Both of my current bicycles came from other people's garbage. 26" mountain bikes are plentiful and versatile, and can be had for cheap if...
01-08-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,424
Posted By V73

I had the same problem last year, so I got a...

I had the same problem last year, so I got a plastic mountain bike style seatpost attached rear fender. Not going to keep the slush off the bike, but it'll keep it off your backside, and you can get...
01-08-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,586
Posted By V73

You aren't entirely wrong. I actually use an...

You aren't entirely wrong. I actually use an electric horn rather than an air horn, but that's besides the point- I was not suggesting that horns should be required for safety or that one should rely...
01-07-16, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,937
Posted By V73

That's got to be the best looking winter beater...

That's got to be the best looking winter beater I've ever seen. Bravo. There's something unmatchably elegant about vintage fixies and the coordinated color scheme is subtle but attractive.
01-07-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,586
Posted By V73

Almost run over by a school bus...

Today on my way home from school, I was almost flattened by a school bus leaving my neighborhood as I crossed the crosswalk with my bike. The driver was making a left turn through the intersection...
01-07-16, 08:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,895
Posted By V73

:lol:

:lol:
01-07-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,347
Posted By V73

I've heard good things about the mount and...

I've heard good things about the mount and grounds, but I was able to get both of my continentals for less than you paid for a single tire. They seem to be pretty comparable, with 264 carbide studs...
01-06-16, 11:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,895
Posted By V73

I haven't hit a temp limit yet, but last year I...

I haven't hit a temp limit yet, but last year I had to take a number of days off due to deep snow or mechanical failure. That was also my very first year winter cycling, so I hope to do better this...
01-06-16, 11:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,347
Posted By V73

This is only my second year winter riding, but I...

This is only my second year winter riding, but I use Schwalbe Snow Stud H264 tires front and back once the snow builds up. Often we'll get around a foot of snow but my route will get walked or driven...
01-06-16, 11:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,937
Posted By V73

Got a new one in late spring, so this is it's...

Got a new one in late spring, so this is it's first winter with me, though so far no real winter weather to test it in. Just cold. It's a Diamondback Sorrento I found with the trash- here it is...
01-06-16, 10:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,750
Posted By V73

This is an excellent idea- my temps aren't...

This is an excellent idea- my temps aren't usually too terrible, but my glasses fog easily and I haven't been able to get a good seal around my nose with any sort of mask, it simply sticks out too...
10-15-15, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,474
Posted By V73

Probably not in my case. Unfortunately I've been...

Probably not in my case. Unfortunately I've been having a lot of trouble getting the front DR to shift into 3rd gear properly, so I'm familiar with that particular noise. :p
10-15-15, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,474
Posted By V73

Excellent information, good to know. So if poor...

Excellent information, good to know. So if poor mating or detritus in the joint is indeed the problem, then I may be able to fix it by just taking it all apart, cleaning it, and carefully...
10-14-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,474
Posted By V73

Great info, thanks. I'll see if I can figure out...

Great info, thanks. I'll see if I can figure out what kind of bracket it is, but if memory serves me right it's a mid 2000s model so it's likely to have a cartridge. There were some aftermarket parts...
10-14-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By V73

Quite possibly but I don't know if the off-brand...

Quite possibly but I don't know if the off-brand uses the same connector. A quick search of eBay should provide that info.



Sure, which is why you have multiple redundant separate light...
10-14-15, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By V73

See, this is why you have a RAIL (Redundant Array...

See, this is why you have a RAIL (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Lights, don't remember where on bikeforums I read that but I didn't come up with it).

I have a cheap "3600 Lumen" Magicshine clone...
10-14-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,474
Posted By V73

Clicking Noise Coming From Bottom Bracket

Hello,

Just hoping for some quick help. My Diamondback Sorrento has developed a clicking noise whenever I pedal it, that sounds like it's coming from the bottom bracket. It definitely isn't the...
Forum: Foo
05-04-15, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By V73

I've found my share of hand tools too, but an...

I've found my share of hand tools too, but an Advent speaker? Lucky! Best I've done is a buzzy subwoofer. I haven't really figured out what to do with that yet.
05-04-15, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By V73

Good point. Replacing the wheels might be a...

Good point. Replacing the wheels might be a better option. Unfortunately as you said, the Schwinn catalog has very little specs on the Caliente. I suppose a trip to the LBS was overdue anyways, I...
05-03-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By V73

Soon as I get the chance. Probably later today....

Soon as I get the chance. Probably later today. I'm not exactly sure what year it was made, as it was apparently bought at a garage sale, so it may actually be an 80s model, but I don't think it's...
05-02-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By V73

Good to know, thanks for the tip. I'll probably...

Good to know, thanks for the tip. I'll probably go after the cables and tires tomorrow. I'll have to wait for the brake pads I ordered to ship though.
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