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Forum: Touring
06-06-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,331
Posted By biknbrian

Edthesped We are riding the week before you....

Edthesped

We are riding the week before you. 2 days to Ohiopyle, a layover day in Ohiopyle to hangout and maybe go rafting, and 2 more days to Cumberland. We are trying to keep things fun and...
Forum: Touring
06-06-16, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,331
Posted By biknbrian

My wife and I rode DC to Pittsburgh last year. ...

My wife and I rode DC to Pittsburgh last year. Now in about three weeks time we are taking our teenage kids from Pittsburgh to Cumberland. We both rode what were basically fat slicks, 35 and 38 mm....
11-25-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By biknbrian

The non pinch bolted FSA cranks were introduced...

The non pinch bolted FSA cranks were introduced in order to market carbon cranksets. Eventually the design found its way onto some aluminum cranks as well. It is a flawed design. They often click...
11-16-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,727
Posted By biknbrian

Does the left crank arm have pinch bolts or is it...

Does the left crank arm have pinch bolts or is it a single center bolt?

The non pinch bolt, outboard beaing FSA cranks are junk in my opinion. They use a press fit to hold the crank arm on and a...
11-16-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By biknbrian

Not sure if this helps or not: More Bottom...

Not sure if this helps or not:

More Bottom Bracket Answers (http://www.artscyclery.com/learningcenter/More-Bottom-Bracket-Answers.html)
11-16-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,002
Posted By biknbrian

When you do repack it can be worth it to use high...

When you do repack it can be worth it to use high quality grease. I had a bike that had the grease washed out of one side of the rear wheel from hauling it around with that side forward in sometimes...
Forum: BMX
08-13-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,230
Posted By biknbrian

I'd like to spend less than $400, but the less I...

I'd like to spend less than $400, but the less I spend the less I have to explain to my wife why the old bike isn't good enough. This bike is for tricks not racing. I live in the country and build...
Forum: BMX
08-13-13, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,230
Posted By biknbrian

Integrated Headset vs Standard

I've been beating the crap of a cheapo sporting good store BMX, and I need to get a real one really soon. I can already tell that the one piece crankset and loose bearing BB just isn't going to hold...
08-10-12, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By biknbrian

Thanks for another reassuring answer. I am...

Thanks for another reassuring answer. I am leaning towards an outboard bearing style and I know they usually come with several spacers so adapting to the correct width and adjusting chain line and...
08-10-12, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By biknbrian

Thank you, that is exactly what I was looking for.

Thank you, that is exactly what I was looking for.
08-10-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By biknbrian

I guess I should clarify that to me it isn't a...

I guess I should clarify that to me it isn't a question about the bottom bracket area or the crank itself. My question is about cable pull and derailleur movement.
08-10-12, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By biknbrian

I have tools and have built bikes, I just don't...

I have tools and have built bikes, I just don't know about mixing road and mountain components?
08-10-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By biknbrian

We ride steep back roads quite frequently. My...

We ride steep back roads quite frequently. My wife claims that she never uses the 52 tooth ring on her road triple, but she often finds herself in 1-1 spinning her way up hills. She already has an...
08-10-12, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By biknbrian

MTB crankset on road bike.

What does it take to put a MTB triple crankset on an integrated shifter (Sora) equipped road bike?
Forum: Touring
07-03-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,421
Posted By biknbrian

The talk about electronic shifting and carbon...

The talk about electronic shifting and carbon fiber initially didn't concern me. If I became that concerned about outright perfromance it would make sense to have a dedicated fast road bike. But it...
Forum: Touring
07-02-12, 09:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,421
Posted By biknbrian

That is very close to my best arguement for...

That is very close to my best arguement for buying something nice. I know all too well that in a year a few grand difference will be pretty much lost and forgotten in the constant flow of money that...
Forum: Touring
07-02-12, 08:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,421
Posted By biknbrian

Thanks, the hanger discusson reminded me to pick...

Thanks, the hanger discusson reminded me to pick up another hanger for my curent bike. I have an emergeny one that looks like it will fit many different bikes, but also might restrict gear options. ...
Forum: Touring
06-28-12, 11:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,824
Posted By biknbrian

Just an update on my plans for a first tour. I...

Just an update on my plans for a first tour. I had originally wanted to do about a four day trip from Cumberland back home this fall. I was finding it very difficult to nail down I specific set of...
Forum: Touring
06-28-12, 10:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,421
Posted By biknbrian

Thank for all the feedback, though I'm starting...

Thank for all the feedback, though I'm starting to think that for me at least the benefits of Ti may not be worth the cost. I can pick just about any price point and still get an all around nicer...
Forum: Touring
06-27-12, 08:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,421
Posted By biknbrian

Let's Talk Titanium

While I'm starting to put my rigid 26 inch flat bar do it all bike to some touring use, eventually I am going to buy a versatile drop bar bike as well. It needs to be capable of all road conditions...
Forum: Touring
06-26-12, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By biknbrian

Definitions are just descriptions people attach...

Definitions are just descriptions people attach to things. You can pretty much divide and categorize things any way you want, though there are widely accpted definitions of many things.

Anyway,...
Forum: Touring
05-30-12, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,353
Posted By biknbrian

She already has a very new custom built Cross...

She already has a very new custom built Cross Check and will probably end up with some upgraded wheels soon. Her bike is way nicer than the bike I ride. (see it back there)

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Anyway, I...
Forum: Touring
05-29-12, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,353
Posted By biknbrian

I have to check the specs, but they are probably...

I have to check the specs, but they are probably pretty basic wheels (no name hubs with low end Alex rims I think). I'm sure I can get a better wheel or wheelset for not all that much money. I will...
Forum: Touring
05-29-12, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,353
Posted By biknbrian

I hate to throw away what seems like a perfectly...

I hate to throw away what seems like a perfectly good wheel. Except that it's not a perfectly good wheel. It's just another piece of techno junk. Man I F'ing hate some of the things that get done...
Forum: Touring
05-29-12, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,353
Posted By biknbrian

Radial Spoke Front Wheel

My wife has a Cross Check that we are trying to get set up for some light touring. I like the idea of running some or maybe even most of the weight up front and she even has the new model with the...
Forum: Touring
05-21-12, 05:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,403
Posted By biknbrian

I always liked the mini toe clips like these: ...

I always liked the mini toe clips like these:

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_175294_-1___202363

Obvioulsy they work with any shoe, and release is easy. They don't keep your...
05-18-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,588
Posted By biknbrian

There couldn't be a better way to explain some of...

There couldn't be a better way to explain some of the problems with cheap bikes, assemblers that don't know what they are doing, and folks that don't know any better. I think you are doing a great...
Forum: Touring
05-18-12, 11:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,290
Posted By biknbrian

I can't believe that you're still not seeing the...

I can't believe that you're still not seeing the differences between the Bianchi and the Windsor. This is insane.
05-18-12, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,588
Posted By biknbrian

This thread is hilarious.

This thread is hilarious.
05-18-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,111
Posted By biknbrian

When I switched to combination SPD/platform...

When I switched to combination SPD/platform pedals on my everyday bike some nagging knee aches and pains seemed to go away. By my logic I probably had sloppy form, and/or needed to use too much force...
Forum: Touring
05-18-12, 08:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,824
Posted By biknbrian

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The first picture shows my bike as I have been commuting on it recently. Yesterday I added a steeper, shorter stem for the more upright position Iíve been...
Forum: Touring
05-18-12, 07:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,824
Posted By biknbrian

Depending on the size of the vehicle, it seems to...

Depending on the size of the vehicle, it seems to cost between $100 and $150 dollars for a one way, one day Hertz rental to Cumberland. For a single person it still beats the shuttle services, but...
Forum: Touring
05-18-12, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By biknbrian

Yea, but if the bike falls against a wall or the...

Yea, but if the bike falls against a wall or the bars sweep across the top tube at just the right height you can break bar ends as well. These events are probably a bit more likely than an endo...
Forum: Touring
05-15-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,824
Posted By biknbrian

I just don't like the idea of having to turn...

I just don't like the idea of having to turn around and ride back, traveling the same route, seeing the same things, and so on. The whole second half wouldn't be nearly the adventure that the first...
Forum: Touring
05-14-12, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,237
Posted By biknbrian

After a quick search I found the article that the...

After a quick search I found the article that the picture came from. If it is to be belived I am way, like at least 20psi, over inflated for the 1.5 inch tires I run on my commuter. I may have to...
05-12-12, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By biknbrian

To me the hybrids in all their variations seem...

To me the hybrids in all their variations seem too suited to civilization, MUPs and what not. You might need something a little more rugged. It used to be that you had to put different tires and...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,052
Posted By biknbrian

Wait, I'm still curious why the previous owner...

Wait, I'm still curious why the previous owner can't be asked how to remove it.

edit: Also after 3 minutes of googling I know several different ways to remove it, none of which I quite feel like...
Forum: Touring
05-09-12, 07:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,824
Posted By biknbrian

I’m pretty set on the South to North Route. I’m...

I’m pretty set on the South to North Route. I’m also trying to keep things relatively simple and am still digging the car rental idea, quick and easy. Also, believe it or not, I’ll be working a job...
Forum: Touring
05-08-12, 01:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,824
Posted By biknbrian

Sometimes camping goes well, sometimes not. My...

Sometimes camping goes well, sometimes not. My plan was to start the trip with a good night's rest, even if it means driving three hours before getting on the bike. I want to do Cumberland to...
Forum: Touring
05-08-12, 12:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,824
Posted By biknbrian

My First Tour: Great Allegheny Passage, Fall 2012

I've been riding bikes as an adult for about 6 years now. Mostly I commute. I do some mountain biking from time to time. I used to have a performance oriented road bike that I grew to loath and...
Forum: Touring
05-07-12, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By biknbrian

I live in Beaver County. Hookstown to be exact. ...

I live in Beaver County. Hookstown to be exact. I could be of use to someone that is riding the GAP. I suppose I'll sign up and see how it goes.

Speaking of the GAP, I'm really feeling like if...
Forum: Touring
05-07-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By biknbrian

Has anybody used the Warm Showers program? ...

Has anybody used the Warm Showers program?

Are there enough hosts to make it worth signing if I'm currently only thinking about some two or three day trips?

Are there enough guests to actually...
Forum: Touring
05-07-12, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By biknbrian

Nice, I knew there had to be such things.

Nice, I knew there had to be such things.
Forum: Touring
05-07-12, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By biknbrian

Tour Friendly Network?

Would be possible to have a network of tour friendly people and places that folks could use during their travels. I think it would be great to be able to search for people in an area that would be...
Forum: Touring
05-07-12, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,307
Posted By biknbrian

I was sort of agreeing with Rowan while...

I was sort of agreeing with Rowan while commenting about the OP. Anwyay, after looking at some of the other posts, I will recant a little bit and say, don't let anyone stop you from trying. But...
Forum: Touring
05-07-12, 07:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,307
Posted By biknbrian

Seriously, there is enough noise on these forums....

Seriously, there is enough noise on these forums. Don't ask ridiculous hypothetical questions, then chage the subject to some other absurd topic like worrying about the weight of eyelets. I mean...
Forum: Touring
05-07-12, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By biknbrian

The Rocky Mountian looks nice, but I'm having a...

The Rocky Mountian looks nice, but I'm having a hard time figuring out if it is still available as a 2012 model.
The Raleigh is nice, but I'm not sure about the caliper brakes. I'd hate to be to...
Forum: Touring
05-06-12, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By biknbrian

Intergrated shifter (brifter) touring bikes.

My primary bike is currently a rigid 26 inch commuter/trekker/backroad bike that I put together. I'm thinking that I'd like to keep it set up for dirty work and shorter rides on mixed terrain. I...
05-06-12, 06:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,866
Posted By biknbrian

The only reason I am not a big fan of CF is...

The only reason I am not a big fan of CF is because I have no expereince with it. I've worked with steel stuff, broken steel stuff and fixed steel stuff enough to to feel like I can trust my own...
04-22-12, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By biknbrian

What about the Great Allegeheny Passage and it's...

What about the Great Allegeheny Passage and it's off shoots. You could go as far as you'd like without worring about motor vehciles and you'd be passing through and stopping in places that are used...
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