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08-23-05, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By IronHorse

I ended up buying a new crankset for my fixie and...

I ended up buying a new crankset for my fixie and moving the wobbly one to my single speed hack bike. Now it's on a bike with a freewheel I can't say that I notice it. Nothing bad has happened yet...
04-18-05, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By IronHorse

But what percentage of cars on the road have over...

But what percentage of cars on the road have over 200 HP?

Unless the statistics are quoted as claims per vehicle per year they don't really tell us a lot.
04-18-05, 09:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,736
Posted By IronHorse

I use a pair of tension adjusters on my commuter...

I use a pair of tension adjusters on my commuter because it makes it a no-brainer to reset the tension when you're fixing a flat in the dark in the pouring rain.
03-21-05, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By IronHorse

Crank/Spider Play

While trying to chase down the creaks comming from the bottom bracket area on my fixed commuter I noticed that there is a tiny (it's invisible but you can feel/hear it) amount of play between the...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-05, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By IronHorse

I commute in all weathers in London (England) so...

I commute in all weathers in London (England) so here goes with the bad weather advice:

1) Fit mudguards. They don't look cool but they're worth it if you have to ride in the rain.
2) Slicks...
03-14-05, 03:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,517
Posted By IronHorse

LOL! I hope the motorist pulled over before...

LOL!

I hope the motorist pulled over before he used his phone :)
Forum: Commuting
02-25-05, 03:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By IronHorse

No, the search feature is your friend.

No, the search feature is your friend.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-05, 03:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,166
Posted By IronHorse

If the heel strike is this big an issue have you...

If the heel strike is this big an issue have you considered front-mounted (low rider?) panniers as a alternative soluntion?

Warning: as a "travel light and sling everything in a courier bag" type...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-05, 03:46 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 13,855
Posted By IronHorse

In the UK there is no obligation to use a bike...

In the UK there is no obligation to use a bike lane.

It seems to work OK, although you do end up in the odd shouting match with drivers who don't know the rule.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-05, 03:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,052
Posted By IronHorse

I carry: Pump Spare tube Self-adhesive...

I carry:

Pump
Spare tube
Self-adhesive patches
Tyre levers
Multi tool (inc. chain tool & spkoe key)
Track nut spanner
Leatherman
Spare batteries for lights
Forum: Commuting
02-22-05, 04:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,166
Posted By IronHorse

I can't help with the heel strike question but...

I can't help with the heel strike question but you might want to check out the Kaffenback at www.panet-x-bikes.com. 225 for frame and forks looks like a good deal.

I have run the fixed version as...
02-18-05, 09:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,081
Posted By IronHorse

I ride 25s but what do I know? They sure...

I ride 25s but what do I know?

They sure seem fast compared to the 2.3"s on my other bike :-)
02-17-05, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By IronHorse

42x16 (on 700c wheels) is a pretty standard...

42x16 (on 700c wheels) is a pretty standard recommendation as a starting point.
I went with 44x16 because that's what was on the spare chainset I had and it's working out OK.
02-11-05, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By IronHorse

First Week Fixed

After riding a singlespeed as my daily transport for just over a year I finally took the plunge and built up a fixed gear which I completed last weekend. Having survive my first week commuting into...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-05, 04:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 973
Posted By IronHorse

My commute takes me across the middle of Richmond...

My commute takes me across the middle of Richmond Park.
I love misty mornings when I can see the deer in the bracken as the Sun rises behind them while I spin along the deserted cycle track.
02-04-05, 03:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By IronHorse

I have a Dura-Ace combined chain whip and...

I have a Dura-Ace combined chain whip and lockring tool which works well.
It has a spring holding the end if the chain on the chain whip that makes it really easy to use.
Forum: Commuting
02-01-05, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By IronHorse

Shimano MO38 are a good compromise for commuting....

Shimano MO38 are a good compromise for commuting.
Stiff enough for pedalling, flexy enough for walking.
Forum: Commuting
02-01-05, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By IronHorse

It's worth spending a couple of minutes digging...

It's worth spending a couple of minutes digging all the small bits of glass out of your tyres before you put your bike to bed for the night.
Forum: Commuting
01-25-05, 04:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,234
Posted By IronHorse

I wear 3/4 baggies or roll the right leg up if I...

I wear 3/4 baggies or roll the right leg up if I have to wear jeans.
01-18-05, 03:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By IronHorse

What spacing are you looking for? If 135mm are...

What spacing are you looking for?
If 135mm are any good to you Kogswell might be worth a look.
www.kogswell.com
12-21-04, 09:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,756
Posted By IronHorse

Not in the rest of the civilised world :)

Not in the rest of the civilised world :)
12-21-04, 09:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,756
Posted By IronHorse

There's some broken thinking. I always...

There's some broken thinking.
I always thought that the speed limit was the maximum speed you could go not the minimum.
12-21-04, 02:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,756
Posted By IronHorse

Tax cycling? Yeah that's just what we need:...

Tax cycling?
Yeah that's just what we need: another reason for fat kids to stay indoors with their x-box/playstation/game cube.
12-10-04, 09:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,025
Posted By IronHorse

There you go: ...

There you go:

http://www.energy.ca.gov/gasoline/statistics/world_gasoline_prices.html

http://money.cnn.com/pf/features/lists/global_gasprices/price.html
...
12-10-04, 05:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,025
Posted By IronHorse

My heart bleeds for you. 80 pence per litre in...

My heart bleeds for you. 80 pence per litre in the UK.
You can do the math but it's a sight more than $2 per gal (even US Gal :) )
12-08-04, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By IronHorse

I wasn't defending the driver, it just struck me...

I wasn't defending the driver, it just struck me as odd.

No odder than posting this on a bike (as opposed to motorcycle) forum I suppose :)
12-08-04, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By IronHorse

Buelvas was not injured, but his motorcycle was...

Buelvas was not injured, but his motorcycle was reportedly totaled.

How does that work then? Hit hard enough to trash the motocycle but no injuries? If the guy went bonnet (hood) surfing you'd...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-04, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By IronHorse

41 lights in a 13 mile commute. If only the...

41 lights in a 13 mile commute.

If only the trafic was quiet enough for me to know if any of them would ignore a bike on its own :-)
11-26-04, 02:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By IronHorse

Thanks for you input marizo :-)

Thanks for you input marizo :-)
11-26-04, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By IronHorse

New Steamroller Colour

Has anyone seen or better still got any pictures of a Surly Steamroller in the new colour?

It's supposed to be "Metallic Charcoal" and I was wondering if it looks as good as it sounds.
Forum: Commuting
11-24-04, 03:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 803
Posted By IronHorse

Skin. It's (mostly) water proof and quick...

Skin.
It's (mostly) water proof and quick drying too :-)

Seriously, unless it's really cold I wouldn't bother with anything longer than 3/4 shorts.
11-23-04, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By IronHorse

On-One do a tasty Ti EBB frame if you've got the...

On-One do a tasty Ti EBB frame if you've got the $$$

http://www.on-one.co.uk/products/tiinbredebb.shtml

I think that they only have 20" ones left though.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-04, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By IronHorse

I ride through Richmond Park on my commute. I...

I ride through Richmond Park on my commute. I use the tarmac path that runs from Ham Gate to the Pen Ponds car park and the Royal Ballet School. I can't say I use any of the facilities in the park...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-04, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By IronHorse

I had an EL200 that did the same thing. In think...

I had an EL200 that did the same thing. In think that the problem was that it was getting shaken about so much on the rougher bits of my route that the batteries were disconnected from the terminals...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-04, 03:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By IronHorse

I commute on a singlespeed MTB so all I have is: ...

I commute on a singlespeed MTB so all I have is:

Fix flats
Lube the chain when it sound like it needs it
Change the (cartridge) brake blocks.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-04, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By IronHorse

Baby wipes. You know, those things you use when...

Baby wipes. You know, those things you use when you change a baby's nappy (diaper).

This has been discussed at length on here before. Try doing a search on "shower".
11-04-04, 03:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By IronHorse

Ti singlespeed? How about one of these: ...

Ti singlespeed? How about one of these:

http://www.on-one.co.uk/products/tiinbredebb.shtml

Or Airborne do a Ti track frame if you're feeling rich...
...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-04, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By IronHorse

These is what you need: ...

These is what you need:
http://www.endura.co.uk/hummvee-shorts.html

or slight longer ones:
http://www.endura.co.uk/hummvee-3-4.html

They come with a detachable lycra inner short which you can...
11-02-04, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By IronHorse

Ah, I see. It looks like he's lost a fair bit...

Ah, I see.
It looks like he's lost a fair bit of protection on the back wheel there, especially around the bottom bracket. It doesn't look much better that those clip-on ones on that score.
11-02-04, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By IronHorse

This has got me wondering: if you have a bike...

This has got me wondering: if you have a bike with full length mudguards (fenders) and trackends (e.g. Kogswell or On-One Il Pompino) what happens when you get a flat? Is it a pain in the a*** to...
11-02-04, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By IronHorse

The LBS might be able to put an helicoil thread...

The LBS might be able to put an helicoil thread insert in it for you.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-04, 09:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,189
Posted By IronHorse

A pint of fruit juice and a cup of coffee and I'm...

A pint of fruit juice and a cup of coffee and I'm all set for my 1 hour ride to work.

If it gets really cold in the winter I sometimes have a bowl of porridge with honey to get me going.
10-28-04, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,965
Posted By IronHorse

I haven't (yet) but have a look here: www.63xc.com

I haven't (yet) but have a look here: www.63xc.com
10-28-04, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By IronHorse

But impact protection isn't the only issue. If...

But impact protection isn't the only issue. If your $25 helmet cooks your head on a big climb in the middle of summer you may wish you'd spent more on one with better ventilation.

My 60 Giro...
10-28-04, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,512
Posted By IronHorse

Endura Hummvee 3/4 baggies. 50. Job done. ...

Endura Hummvee 3/4 baggies. 50. Job done.

http://www.endura.co.uk/hummvee-3-4.html

They look much better in black, BTW.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-04, 02:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,266
Posted By IronHorse

I find that a bell is good for reminding...

I find that a bell is good for reminding pedestrians you are there before they do something stupid but shouting is more effective once they've stepped out without looking or whatever.
Bells don't...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-04, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By IronHorse

I'd say you got your money's worth out of that...

I'd say you got your money's worth out of that chain and move on.
10-27-04, 06:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,245
Posted By IronHorse

I'm not so sure about those lugs. His fillet...

I'm not so sure about those lugs.

His fillet brazing looks pretty good though!
Forum: Commuting
10-27-04, 04:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,782
Posted By IronHorse

Going to work: Walk, Train, Bus ~60min Bike...

Going to work:
Walk, Train, Bus ~60min
Bike ~60min

Going home:
Bus, Train, Walk ~75min
Bike ~60min
10-27-04, 04:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,245
Posted By IronHorse

I like the understated simplicity of the Robin...

I like the understated simplicity of the Robin Mather head tube badge.

www.robinmathercycles.co.uk
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