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03-28-12, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,191
Posted By HandsomeRyan

I don't think I'd run those on my bike but I can...

I don't think I'd run those on my bike but I can appreciate the time and effort it took to design/build them.
03-28-12, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By HandsomeRyan

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRya...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/MDbike1.jpg

Here is the obligatory garage door shot of the bike 95% assembled. After the pic was taken I adjusted the saddle height a bit and...
03-26-12, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Coral Snake Paint Scheme

Howdy everybody. I haven't been around the forums in a bit but I got to a point in my latest project that I wanted to share.

Bike started life as an orange motobecane messenger. It has been...
04-08-11, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Nope. They pop off to be (nearly) flush.

Nope. They pop off to be (nearly) flush.
04-08-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By HandsomeRyan

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRya...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/bikerack1.jpg

Built from wood. Not beautiful but it could hold big heavy bikes.
04-08-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By HandsomeRyan

How about more rivets?...

How about more rivets? http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-riveter-set-38353.html
04-08-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 371,883
Posted By HandsomeRyan

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRya...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/gitane.jpg

1974 (I think?) Gitane from my neighbor. He bought it new for his wife from a Toyota dealership that (i guess) also sold bikes. It...
04-08-11, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,087
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Thanks. I'm entertaining company this weekend so...

Thanks. I'm entertaining company this weekend so I'm not sure how much time I'll have to play with it but this info will certainly help me.

Why are skiptooth cogs and chainrings so sexy? There...
04-07-11, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,087
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Wheel is shot. Spokes are so rusted and loose...

Wheel is shot. Spokes are so rusted and loose that I'm pretty sure even if the nipples turn (which I doubt) they will snap long before any type of tension or true is achieved.

I got the retainer...
04-07-11, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,087
Posted By HandsomeRyan

New Departure Skiptooth cog on other hub?

Howdy.

My neighbor has given me a 1951 Schwinn bike that is in rough shape. The frame is okay but the rims and spokes are pretty well shot. The bike has a "sweetheart" skiptooth chainring and a...
04-01-11, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,598
Posted By HandsomeRyan

I'm not sure who designes/specs the bikes but...

I'm not sure who designes/specs the bikes but they are made in Asia (probably China) just like 95% of bikes produced by major manufacterers. You mention that BD "lowballs some components" but I think...
04-01-11, 05:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,956
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Thanks for the full review. Looks like a pretty...

Thanks for the full review. Looks like a pretty cool bike that could certainly fill a niche in the market.
03-30-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,280,989
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Blacken your chainring bolts with a sharpie.

Blacken your chainring bolts with a sharpie.
03-30-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,280,989
Posted By HandsomeRyan

That's why I was asking why the OP T&S'd their...

That's why I was asking why the OP T&S'd their spokes.
03-30-11, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,280,989
Posted By HandsomeRyan

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRya...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/RyanBike1.jpg

What do you think about my sweet single speed?
03-30-11, 06:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,448
Posted By HandsomeRyan

HandsomeRyan circa 1989 ...

HandsomeRyan circa 1989

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/RyanBike1.jpg
03-30-11, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
Posted By HandsomeRyan

I've got a SRAM S-7 hub with coaster brake that I...

I've got a SRAM S-7 hub with coaster brake that I used to have shoved into my motobecane messenger. It's a little on the heavy side but it works well and I enjoyed many happy miles on it. I'm not...
03-30-11, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,865
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Why do people keep suggesting these tires?! They...

Why do people keep suggesting these tires?! They are only marginally flat resistant, they have the weakest sidewalls of any tire I've ever seen, and they are so tight on most rims that you best carry...
03-30-11, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By HandsomeRyan

I respectfully disagree. Brooks saddles are...

I respectfully disagree.

Brooks saddles are popular because of their comfort over longer distances. On a commuter/utility bike that is likely to only see short rides and may be ridden in the...
03-30-11, 06:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By HandsomeRyan

If you can't handle installing/adjusting brakes...

If you can't handle installing/adjusting brakes without destroying them, riding a brakeless fixed gear is probably not for you.
03-30-11, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Also- because CL takes down the postings after a...

Also- because CL takes down the postings after a while it is good manners to copy/paste the text so people will know what this thread was about even after the CL posting expires or is taken down...
...
03-30-11, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,738
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Un-54 The filter keeps pwning this. Srsly,...

Un-54

The filter keeps pwning this. Srsly, we can't post to capital letters next to each other even when it is the proper name of an item?
03-29-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,017
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Ssfg culture is already busted. We have so much...

Ssfg culture is already busted. We have so much in-fighting. At least roadies all agree to hate commuters and MTBers. Diamond framers are the sworn enemy of recumbent riders. But us? We argue over...
03-29-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By HandsomeRyan

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml98/98112....

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml98/98112.jpg

Campus Pedals!

You can ride SPD at the track and flip em over and ride to work in your dress shoes or work boots, or stripper heels or...
03-29-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By HandsomeRyan

If you read all the other threads you should know...

If you read all the other threads you should know that Gatorskins suck. They are only 'just okay' at flat prevention and their sidewalls are made of a material that is about as puncture resistant as...
03-29-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Outside of fixed gear riding I enjoy • riding...

Outside of fixed gear riding I enjoy
• riding a hybrid on the local MUP's.
• riding my tandem with my wife.
• building (and hopefully soon riding) my newest 8-speed IGH longer distance bike.
•...
03-29-11, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Push harder?

Push harder?
03-29-11, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,280,989
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Why?

Why?
03-28-11, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
Posted By HandsomeRyan

I see the OSOBIKE website is no longer up. I was...

I see the OSOBIKE website is no longer up. I was so hoping to link to it.

http://kwout.com/cutout/7/ja/2u/kni.jpg

http://www.twospoke.com/forum/showpic.php?do=showpic&u=1&a=1116

And...
...
Forum: Northeast
03-28-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 29,538
Posted By HandsomeRyan

I'm #312 on the list above but I've since moved...

I'm #312 on the list above but I've since moved from Laurel to Mt. Airy, MD. For those of you who aren't familiar with every wide-spot-in-the-road in MD, Mt. Airy is off I-70 between Fred-neck and...
03-28-11, 01:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Bike Picture Game

We were kind of playing this in the Fixed Gear / Single Speed forum but I thought it would be fun to open it up to general cycling and involve all disciplines of cycling.

How it works:
Three...
03-28-11, 01:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,503
Posted By HandsomeRyan

http://www.bicyclestop.com/FIXED_SINGLE_SPEED.html...

http://www.bicyclestop.com/FIXED_SINGLE_SPEED.html

Raleigh One Way (second bike down).
03-28-11, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,956
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Fixed gear compatible or single speed only? ...

Fixed gear compatible or single speed only?

Edit: Reading comprehension fail. When I re-read the description i see that it is indeed a flip-flop fixed/free hub.
03-28-11, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 54,717
Posted By HandsomeRyan

I wish I hadn't sold my other tt lever because if...

I wish I hadn't sold my other tt lever because if I still had it i'd be running front and rear brakes on my fixed gear instead of just front.
03-27-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By HandsomeRyan

They don't carry bianchi but if you want to see a...

They don't carry bianchi but if you want to see a really cool bike shop come to Mt. Airy (north of the city in MD, between Fredrick and B-more) and visit Mt. Airy Bikes. An amazing array of vintage...
03-27-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,841
Posted By HandsomeRyan

I'm so sorry. When I was younger I worked in a...

I'm so sorry. When I was younger I worked in a call center for an appliance company that rhymes with 'hirlpool' and it was terrible. Incompetent coworkers, rude customers, and terrible hours.

I...
03-27-11, 03:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,680
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Tom- I played that in highschool as part of a...

Tom- I played that in highschool as part of a marching band show. I remember the trombones (what I played) had to repeat that same 9 notes over and over for like 600 measures. Big crowd hit though. ...
03-27-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,680
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Intro or Theme music for your bike...

If your bike could have intro or theme music when you rode it what song would it be? The music can be about the bike, your riding style, or just something that gets you pumped up and keeps you...
03-27-11, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By HandsomeRyan

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRya...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/IMG_0987.jpg

Terrifying.
03-27-11, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,810
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Good luck. Because the Oxford is new you might...

Good luck. Because the Oxford is new you might have a hard time finding much in the way of reviews but it looks like a solid package at a good price from a known (and generally well respected**)...
03-27-11, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,810
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Yes, a 3 speed will offer some advantage over a...

Yes, a 3 speed will offer some advantage over a single speed. How far you are riding, how strong a rider you are, and what the terrain looks like will all affect how much benefit you'll see from 3...
03-27-11, 06:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,841
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Can you give us an idea of what line of work you...

Can you give us an idea of what line of work you are in?
03-27-11, 06:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,633
Posted By HandsomeRyan

Ligers are real....

Ligers are real. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liger
03-27-11, 06:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,633
Posted By HandsomeRyan

http://www.cms.int/reports/small_cetaceans/data/M_...

http://www.cms.int/reports/small_cetaceans/data/M_monoceros/Md%20monoceros_wurtz.jpg
My bike is a Narwhal!
03-27-11, 05:59 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,715
Posted By HandsomeRyan

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRya...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/flattire.jpg
My bike with a flat tire.

EASY: your bike in front of a vegetable garden. (even if it's still just a patch of dirt)
MEDIUM: your...
03-27-11, 04:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,841
Posted By HandsomeRyan

I hesitate to ask for pictures but without seeing...

I hesitate to ask for pictures but without seeing the level of bulge that was on display I'm not sure we can take sides here...

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d178/tashapants/hasselhoff.gif...
03-26-11, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,215
Posted By HandsomeRyan

http://gallery.roadbikereview.com/data/roadbike/50...

http://gallery.roadbikereview.com/data/roadbike/500/wheel-1.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2223/1492906298_59ff5c3171.jpg
...
03-26-11, 05:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,215
Posted By HandsomeRyan

If you want to goof around with one the spokes...

If you want to goof around with one the spokes are all one length and the same length as lacing the wheel standard 3x.

Also- 3L3T had that 'propeller' look that people like. Be it the mesh of...
03-25-11, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,215
Posted By HandsomeRyan

3 cross. If you want to be really awesome-...

3 cross.

If you want to be really awesome- 3 leading 3 trailing.
http://www.cyclingcentralva.org/forums/uploads/post-466-1231601354_thumb.jpg
03-25-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By HandsomeRyan

That may be where this is headed. Someone had a...

That may be where this is headed. Someone had a 58cm San Jose on craigslist for $250 but I'm skeptical of how much bike a person can actually buy at this price. (I figure it's wrecked, stolen, or...
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