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Forum: Touring
04-19-07, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,572
Posted By enduro

All that would happen if the hanger rotated would...

All that would happen if the hanger rotated would be minor brake drag from one pad until you pushed it back into place. Hardly catastrophic.
10-20-06, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By enduro

I had exactly that happen to my eggbeaters, I...

I had exactly that happen to my eggbeaters, I heard that Crank Bros shipped a large batch of pedals with defective bearings. The sealed bearings would come apart, all the balls would fall out, and...
Forum: Touring
09-03-06, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By enduro

Why does the description read "'THE QUICK...

Why does the description read "'THE QUICK SHIPPER" The strongest corrugated-cardboard bicycle box on the market. "?
Forum: Touring
09-03-06, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By enduro

Seems pretty expensive for a big cardboard box. ...

Seems pretty expensive for a big cardboard box.

Ask a bike shop if they have any extra cardboard bike boxes. That's how bikes get to the store, and it works fine for shipping. I have found Fedex...
08-27-06, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,467
Posted By enduro

Never use denatured alcohol for medical...

Never use denatured alcohol for medical purposes...methanol is not something you want in your system.

Stick to ethanol or isopropanol
Forum: Foo
08-26-06, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By enduro

Reset the bios

Reset the bios
08-25-06, 07:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,854
Posted By enduro

Are there any companies that make solid rubber...

Are there any companies that make solid rubber tires in appropriate sizes?
Forum: Foo
08-25-06, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 394
Posted By enduro

Make the entrance narrower

Make the entrance narrower
Forum: Foo
08-25-06, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By enduro

Can't you just cut the threads on the other part...

Can't you just cut the threads on the other part to a more standard size?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-06, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By enduro

Topeak road morph, takes only slightly more...

Topeak road morph, takes only slightly more effort than a regular floor pump
08-15-06, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By enduro

Keep in mind that "cold setting" is "bending with...

Keep in mind that "cold setting" is "bending with style"
08-01-06, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By enduro

aebike.com is the best for QBP stuff

aebike.com is the best for QBP stuff
Forum: Touring
06-17-06, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 976
Posted By enduro

Was going to do Seattle-Santa Barbara along the...

Was going to do Seattle-Santa Barbara along the pacific coast route but pneumonia has a way of changing plans.
06-17-06, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By enduro

Some tire and rim combinations are easier to do...

Some tire and rim combinations are easier to do that with than others.
06-14-06, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By enduro

It's pretty much impossible to make a barrier...

It's pretty much impossible to make a barrier that is totally impenetrable to gas molecules. You can certainly come close enough that it is impenetrable for all practical purposes. Not with a thin...
06-13-06, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By enduro

The air loss is coming from everywhere! Diffusion...

The air loss is coming from everywhere! Diffusion is a powerful thing.

You could keep your bikes in a pressurized container at 120psi or whatever pressure you run, but even then you'd have to...
06-13-06, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By enduro

You could live in a dorm. There are too many...

You could live in a dorm. There are too many weird stains on the carpets already for my bike maintenance to make any difference.

Maybe that approach isn't what you're looking for though. Cloth or...
06-11-06, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By enduro

STI shifters are going to be pretty expensive,...

STI shifters are going to be pretty expensive, but you can get these: http://www.paulcomp.com/thumbrd.html
to relocate your bar end shifters to the tops of the bar.
06-04-06, 10:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,494
Posted By enduro

I think for trials, the big problem is that water...

I think for trials, the big problem is that water will destroy the internals through corrosion over time. You're not dissipating much power at all so overheating probably wouldn't be a problem.
...
05-27-06, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By enduro

I know that the STI cable housing cannot take...

I know that the STI cable housing cannot take braking forces; it can split apart, due to the way the wires run more or less along the housing, and render the brakes useless.
05-23-06, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,845
Posted By enduro

Looks to me like the lug on the seat tube says...

Looks to me like the lug on the seat tube says "73.5"
05-18-06, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By enduro

No problems hitting stuff; anyway, I'd rather...

No problems hitting stuff; anyway, I'd rather sacrifice the pump than have to buy new lowers for a TALAS.
05-17-06, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By enduro

I have my pump strapped to the fork leg

I have my pump strapped to the fork leg
Forum: Touring
05-12-06, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By enduro

Alarming news! Bike touring and singlespeeds are...

Alarming news! Bike touring and singlespeeds are nothing compared to ice cream! And I have a chart to prove it.
...
04-24-06, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 990
Posted By enduro

Get an XC bashguard and you keep all 3 rings.

Get an XC bashguard and you keep all 3 rings.
04-24-06, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By enduro

Ok, thanks for your help. It's interesting that...

Ok, thanks for your help. It's interesting that there are so many brake pads marketed exclusively for v-brakes or for cantis if they are interchangeable.
04-24-06, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By enduro

That's interesting...it certainly looks like a...

That's interesting...it certainly looks like a rebadged version of my brakes...which suggests I can use V-brake pads with no problems. Thanks!
04-23-06, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By enduro

Cantilever cartridge brake pads?

Hi

I have Tektro Oryx cantilever brakes that need some new pads. The pads on there right now do not have replaceable inserts. Where can I get some cartridge brake pads that work with cantilevers?...
Forum: Touring
04-22-06, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By enduro

I have a Garmin Vista C, with 24MB internal...

I have a Garmin Vista C, with 24MB internal memory (doesn't use memory cards). It can store lots of maps, gets good reception, and has pretty good battery life. It also fits perfectly on the...
04-12-06, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By enduro

You can true your rotor yourself if it's bent...

You can true your rotor yourself if it's bent very slightly as yours is, just grab it with a clean rag and push on it as needed.
04-08-06, 04:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,448
Posted By enduro

I patch until the valve fails. Can't do much...

I patch until the valve fails. Can't do much about that. Usually it's on a really old tube. I have had several valve failures, one of which forced me to run 6 miles in bike shoes, rolling the bike...
04-08-06, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,696
Posted By enduro

Pull the BB and check the inside of the...

Pull the BB and check the inside of the chainstays for serious rust; a little surface rust isn't serious but now would be a good time to apply a rust preventative.
04-06-06, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,508
Posted By enduro

6'1", 19" frame is perfect.

6'1", 19" frame is perfect.
04-06-06, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By enduro

Rat's procedure is pretty much right on in my...

Rat's procedure is pretty much right on in my experience.

I have some of those Bell tires on my campus bike, they're super cheap and are manufactured with very poor tolerances. I've just had to...
Forum: Touring
04-06-06, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By enduro

Haha, I win :D I've read that the narrow,...

Haha, I win :D

I've read that the narrow, rounded profile of bicycle tires combined with the relatively low speeds at which they operate mean that hydroplaning won't occur, regardless of tread...
Forum: Touring
04-06-06, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By enduro

Inverted tread means that the tread pattern is...

Inverted tread means that the tread pattern is cut out from the tire, rather than having protruding knobs. The tire logos go on the drivetrain side of the bike. If they're on both sides I'd mount...
03-22-06, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By enduro

Yep, that's exactly the problem I've encountered....

Yep, that's exactly the problem I've encountered. Could you use narrower brake pads so that the contact area is smaller, and it might be possible that they'd contact in a reasonable spot on both...
03-22-06, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By enduro

http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi?d=single&c=Ca...

http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi?d=single&c=Cable/Casing&sc=Barrel%20Adjusters&tc=&item_id=LS-1404RB&id=895628428825

I installed these not long ago. However, they still don't let me easily...
03-22-06, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By enduro

I had a similar problem where the wheel would...

I had a similar problem where the wheel would move in the dropouts (vertical). It turned out to be a bent quick release skewer. Pull the skewer out and roll it along a table top to see if it's...
Forum: Touring
03-19-06, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By enduro

Rubbing alcohol is my fav

Rubbing alcohol is my fav
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-06, 11:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,539
Posted By enduro

All of my cycling-type water bottles were free.

All of my cycling-type water bottles were free.
03-19-06, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By enduro

Assuming the frame is steel, you could probably...

Assuming the frame is steel, you could probably run a 130mm (modern road spacing) wheel with no problems. It would be easier to find.
03-16-06, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By enduro

My new ride came with IRC Mythos tires...the rear...

My new ride came with IRC Mythos tires...the rear has excellent traction, but the front tire tends to wash out. However, when it washes out, it does so in a very smooth manner...it lets go gradually...
Forum: Touring
03-16-06, 08:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,976
Posted By enduro

There's a Santa Claus Lane near Carpinteria, CA.

There's a Santa Claus Lane near Carpinteria, CA.
03-10-06, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By enduro

Cassettes, at least with most hub designs, allow...

Cassettes, at least with most hub designs, allow the bearings to be placed closer to the ends of the axle than a freewheel would allow. This makes bent axles much less likely.
03-10-06, 02:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,246
Posted By enduro

I have a Fox TALAS RL, and I find that the travel...

I have a Fox TALAS RL, and I find that the travel adjust helps way more on the climbs than the lockout. The front end can be lowered so the bike is more stable on super-steep climbs. There aren't...
Forum: Touring
03-09-06, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By enduro

From what I've heard I don't think a 105 rear...

From what I've heard I don't think a 105 rear derailleur will shift an 11-3x cassette. It might scrape on the largest cogs. An MTB rear derailleur would work fine.
03-09-06, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By enduro

The stumpjumper is a cross country bike. It is...

The stumpjumper is a cross country bike. It is not designed for jumping, freeriding, and 5 foot drops. The Prophet is a pretty solid all-mountain bike, and might be a good choice. It is similar to...
03-08-06, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,006
Posted By enduro

You'll probably need new shifters and brake...

You'll probably need new shifters and brake levers. Do you have hydraulic disc brakes? Those probably won't work. If you have V-brakes it will also be a problem, most drop bar brake levers require an...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-06, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 699
Posted By enduro

I'm pretty sure all Crank bros. cleats are brass....

I'm pretty sure all Crank bros. cleats are brass. The brass is softer than the steel/stainless/ti pedal so your cleats wear out long before the pedal. That's a good thing.

I use Eggbeaters on my...
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