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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-17, 09:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,237
Posted By Seggybop

How would you compare the respect bike and the...

How would you compare the respect bike and the origin 8 bully? Would the bully be a bit better as a commuter? Not many people have owned these 2 bikes so I hope it's alright to bump this thread.
03-03-10, 02:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,038
Posted By Seggybop

I start playing Dragonforce and it takes care of...

I start playing Dragonforce and it takes care of itself
02-19-10, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,985
Posted By Seggybop

Yeah, a heatsink that isn't in good contact is...

Yeah, a heatsink that isn't in good contact is basically useless. Heatsinks are usually attached quite tightly in order to maximize the conduction. If it's so loose that it's shaking around, it's...
02-13-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By Seggybop

split loom tubing, normally used for car wiring. ...

split loom tubing, normally used for car wiring.

I've done it before and it kind of works. It keeps the greasedirt from getting on your leg, but water and sludge will collect inside the tube and...
02-03-10, 01:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,020
Posted By Seggybop

give it a try I only managed to break my...

give it a try

I only managed to break my wrist, so you'll probably at least survive
08-07-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,816
Posted By Seggybop

uh, use the other side of the hub?

uh, use the other side of the hub?
08-03-09, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By Seggybop

I have no experience with your specific...

I have no experience with your specific components, but when I have that problem the easiest solution for me has been to remove the BB axle and flip it around, since it's usually asymmetric.
08-01-09, 03:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,530
Posted By Seggybop

An old road bike with 26" wheels probably...

An old road bike with 26" wheels probably actually has 26 3/8" (590mm) rims, not modern 26" MTV or even 571mm 650c. You definitely won't find a new set of fixed gear wheels in that size, and even if...
07-31-09, 02:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,205
Posted By Seggybop

You somehow interpreted that exactly the opposite...

You somehow interpreted that exactly the opposite of how I intended. Wider (larger volume) tires are less susceptible to pinch flats because there's a greater volume that can compress before the rim...
07-31-09, 01:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,205
Posted By Seggybop

A higher-volume tire at the same PSI (or less)...

A higher-volume tire at the same PSI (or less) has more room to compress before it bottoms out and pinches on the rim. Think about how mountain bikes run wide tires at low pressure.
07-30-09, 11:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,013
Posted By Seggybop

I thought this thread was going to be about...

I thought this thread was going to be about actually making an epoxied-lugged frame like the ones that were common before cheap aluminum welding was available

but it turned out to be about using a...
07-30-09, 11:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,205
Posted By Seggybop

I used to go with a wider rear tire because I was...

I used to go with a wider rear tire because I was excessively nervous about pinch flats, given that the majority of your weight is on the rear wheel. Similar to how many bikes go with a higher spoke...
07-29-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,630
Posted By Seggybop

No, you definitely sound like you're 12. You...

No, you definitely sound like you're 12.

You didn't actually ask a question, but to answer it anyway, don't bother wasting money at Walmart. Check craigslist or garage sales for a used bike...
07-29-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,396
Posted By Seggybop

;_; I also had a Miyata 610 for a couple years,...

;_; I also had a Miyata 610 for a couple years, until I stepped inside for a few minutes too long, and someone came by and jacked it.

Miyata 210 and 1000 are really similar; basically the same...
07-29-09, 02:13 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,940
Posted By Seggybop

bah why not a mamachari? ...

bah

why not a mamachari?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCfStHFD9Rk
07-27-09, 01:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By Seggybop

Looks like it's got a scuzzy one piece crank.... ...

Looks like it's got a scuzzy one piece crank....
Do they want more than $10?
07-26-09, 04:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,132
Posted By Seggybop

Don't do it~ My seatpost is stuck right now...

Don't do it~
My seatpost is stuck right now because I did and I thought it would be ok. Seems like it totally evaporated.
Aluminum + steel actually seems to be the worst for this. It's totally...
07-26-09, 03:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,641
Posted By Seggybop

I was stopped once several years ago by...

I was stopped once several years ago by university cops for wearing headphones, but the guy told me he only bothered to pull me over because I ignored him when he honked (I did hear him, but I...
07-25-09, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By Seggybop

I had a UO8 a while ago... if I remember...

I had a UO8 a while ago... if I remember correctly, all I had to do was pull the original BB axle and swap it for a square taper Sakae one I'd pulled from a junked frame. I left the original cups so...
07-20-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By Seggybop

on some hubs there's a ring protruding around the...

on some hubs there's a ring protruding around the bearing cup area that is very slightly too wide to allow the cog to rest flush against the mounting surface, so in that case you need to grind around...
07-19-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By Seggybop

Any hub is compatible as long as you can get a...

Any hub is compatible as long as you can get a longer replacement axle for it to compensate for the rear dropout spacing difference.
If you don't mind squishing your dropouts a lot, you could get...
11-23-08, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Seggybop

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/articles/grahamweb...

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/articles/grahamwebster/grahamwebster1.pdf

Focuses on converting an SRAM hub, but also has photos of the parts for the Sturmey-Archer.
11-20-08, 12:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By Seggybop

Are you kidding? The splines are far more durable...

Are you kidding? The splines are far more durable than aluminum threads; you'll never have to worry about them stripping. It still employs something like a lockring, but it's a steel spring circlip...
11-18-08, 03:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By Seggybop

My pants get sucked into my chain all the time,...

My pants get sucked into my chain all the time, and I've shredded many old right pant-legs that way (yes, I know I should really do something about that...) Yet, I've never actually had this pose any...
11-07-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By Seggybop

It's totally fine to use spokes that have been...

It's totally fine to use spokes that have been bent, as long as it wasn't a severe bend. In some situations it's actually required to bend spokes a bit to lace them.

The real issue is not that the...
10-28-08, 10:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,539
Posted By Seggybop

Yes. Anyone who's tried it and had a problem...

Yes.

Anyone who's tried it and had a problem probably did it wrong.

You need to totally degrease all of the threads, and then put threadlocker compound on the threading like you'd normally use...
10-28-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,539
Posted By Seggybop

The reason more people don't do this is that they...

The reason more people don't do this is that they care more about having "real track bike" components than getting a functional bike for a reasonable cost and use safety as an excuse (if you ride...
10-26-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,602
Posted By Seggybop

if your cog and hub are both the same material...

if your cog and hub are both the same material (aluminum or steel) you could probably weld them together somehow.

however, using an 8t cog is a pretty bad idea. a low number of engaged teeth /...
10-25-08, 09:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,777
Posted By Seggybop

That sounds awesome. Is it going to keep the...

That sounds awesome. Is it going to keep the curved seat stays?
10-24-08, 10:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,777
Posted By Seggybop

Can I take this chance to express my huge...

Can I take this chance to express my huge appreciation for the Rob Roy frame I got from you for $7? Thank you!
Forum: Commuting
10-23-08, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 945
Posted By Seggybop

I'm also an industrial design student. You could...

I'm also an industrial design student. You could work on your user interview skills a bit-- people are less likely to provide you with useful information if you start out by disregarding the forum...
Forum: Touring
10-23-08, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Seggybop

They're really nice for riding on the street or...

They're really nice for riding on the street or dirt paths, but I got a lot of cuts in mine when riding on sharper rocks. No flats, though.
10-23-08, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Seggybop

He gave away all the Rob Roys for $7. But that...

He gave away all the Rob Roys for $7.
But that probably means some people now have one more Rob Roy frame than they actually need, so you might be able to get an almost new one cheaply depending on...
10-22-08, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 457,715
Posted By Seggybop

WTT new 62cm Rob Roy frame for a 55-58cm Miyata...

WTT new 62cm Rob Roy frame for a 55-58cm Miyata frame
10-21-08, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By Seggybop

I got mine last week, but I'm not sure what I'm...

I got mine last week, but I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it because it's kind of big. I put wheels on it and the top tube is at that point where it kind of coexists at the same place as your...
10-15-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,247
Posted By Seggybop

Also received mine; it's glossy dark green. I...

Also received mine; it's glossy dark green. I wasn't seriously expecting it to actually come, so this is pretty awesome. Now I've got to find a headset/stem so I can assemble it. I wish there was...
10-10-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,587
Posted By Seggybop

Nashbar also has it...

Nashbar also has it (http://nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=6000129&subcategory=60001174&brand=&sku=2214)
10-08-08, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By Seggybop

If the 110 seems to fit you better than the 310,...

If the 110 seems to fit you better than the 310, then it's what you want. Bike fit is very subjective, and if it seems good to you, then you're probably doing well.

The 110 is heavier due to...
10-07-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,857
Posted By Seggybop

Why do you even care if Nitto makes them if you...

Why do you even care if Nitto makes them if you aren't after those specific track drops that everyone else has? Unless your goal is to be excessively cool, your best bet is to simply go to the bike...
10-07-08, 07:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,247
Posted By Seggybop

I used paypal, so it was removed from my paypal...

I used paypal, so it was removed from my paypal account immediately.
10-06-08, 01:57 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,292
Posted By Seggybop

I think I killed it with the last 62cm Rob Roy....

I think I killed it with the last 62cm Rob Roy. Incredible deal if it really goes through!
09-27-08, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By Seggybop

My cantilever posts are too close for v-brake?

I'm trying to put a standard Shimano v-brake on the fork of my touring bike that came with cantilever brakes. After installing the brake, the pads are so close together that there's not enough room...
09-27-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By Seggybop

I've been using them for a while and they work...

I've been using them for a while and they work fine as long as your chainline is straight. It's true that they are noisier and the slack varies a bit through the rotation. I get them from the LBS for...
09-26-08, 11:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,297
Posted By Seggybop

Probably because one of the major reasons for...

Probably because one of the major reasons for going fixed gear / singlespeed in the first place is cost compared to a conventional shifty bike. People want a nice bike for as little as possible.
09-26-08, 11:20 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,657
Posted By Seggybop

Burning plastic by itself can't get nearly hot...

Burning plastic by itself can't get nearly hot enough to damage any metal parts, but the grease in the hub/freewheel is probably dead. Open it and clean it out.
09-25-08, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,726
Posted By Seggybop

I've used most of the uncommon spoke patterns on...

I've used most of the uncommon spoke patterns on various bikes. Currently I have the 2 leading 2 trailing cruciform lacing shown in the preceding pictures on my rear wheel. That one and the similar...
09-22-08, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By Seggybop

How can I tell v-brake and canti levers apart visually?

I need to get a v-brake lever and I know a guy who collects bike stuff that has a pile of brake levers. The problem is that the canti levers and v-brake levers are all in this pile together and I...
09-19-08, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Seggybop

You would probably need to replace the rear wheel...

You would probably need to replace the rear wheel with one that has an ENO eccentric hub ($$$) or some kind of eccentric bottom bracket since modern road bikes have have no way to adjust chain...
09-10-08, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,541
Posted By Seggybop

Nashbar ST Toure

I have this bike and I'm trying to find any information on it. The only thread about it I was able to find was this (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=372144) one, which seems to describe...
05-03-08, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,533
Posted By Seggybop

Basically, I did this:...

Basically, I did this: http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?p=38896&postcount=3

It appears to have worked perfectly; the change was not too extreme but I'm able to use 700x45 Panaracer Fire Cross...
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