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06-30-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By ktk90w

I agree that the order doesn't really matter, but...

I agree that the order doesn't really matter, but something you said made me thing about this: The one rule I try to never break when putting a bike together is that I never tighten something part...
Forum: Touring
06-30-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,642
Posted By ktk90w

Those bikes are magnificent!

Those bikes are magnificent!
Forum: Touring
06-30-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,642
Posted By ktk90w

I love the idea of building a trailer for this...

I love the idea of building a trailer for this purpose. Which is to say, I'm sure it's a great idea for someone else, because I could spend weeks trying to make that work, and it'd still look like a...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,686
Posted By ktk90w

At the risk of engaging in oneupsmanship, this...

At the risk of engaging in oneupsmanship, this seems the appropriate place to complain about the time a bee flew into my nostril while riding on a bike path.

I don't actually think it stung me,...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,642
Posted By ktk90w

Thanks to everyone who responded. This helps a...

Thanks to everyone who responded. This helps a lot.

This may also help push me into the 21st century and force me to start using Uber. It doesn't exist where we live and I wasn't aware that it's...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,642
Posted By ktk90w

Getting to the airport, hotel, LBS after a tour

I have my first long bike trip planned, and the bike's ready to go, I'm ready, but there's one puzzle I haven't figured out yet.

At the end of the trip, I am flying out of a regional airport in...
03-10-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By ktk90w

Are they hydraulic brakes? I had the same...

Are they hydraulic brakes? I had the same situation and the problem turned out to be a tiny leak inside the brake caliper. Mineral oil from the brake line was fouling the brake pad so it didn't...
10-25-17, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By ktk90w

Yep, you all were right. The bottom bearings on...

Yep, you all were right. The bottom bearings on the headset were damaged. I hadn't noticed that yet and that's why it was so hard to get the bearing adjustment correct. Some combination of the bad...
10-15-17, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By ktk90w

Thanks for the help. That gives me several places...

Thanks for the help. That gives me several places to look. I was having trouble getting the right adjustment on this headset, so I might start there.

I'd not been able to calm down this problem...
10-14-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By ktk90w

Deciding if this is a speed wobble/shimmy

I recently bought a used Surly Ogre (29" steel frame.) I'm experiencing a weird instability starting at around 25-30 km/hr and I am trying to figure out if this is what people call a speed wobble or...
04-04-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By ktk90w

The dirty bike/chainring/chain theory is probably...

The dirty bike/chainring/chain theory is probably pretty good, because these days every ride gets the bike so dirty that because of limited time, I have to choose between cleaning the bike properly...
04-04-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By ktk90w

Chain suck and broken chain: are these related?

Hello--

I'm trying to figure out how these two problems are related. I'd really appreciate opinions. I'm riding a 10 year old hardtail aluminum Stumpjumper but nothing except the frame and fork...
10-02-12, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By ktk90w

Yes, I wondered if the centering sleeve was the...

Yes, I wondered if the centering sleeve was the problem. I set it up with the one that was with the bike and also with a newer one from another bike. Same result with both.

I've been fighting...
10-02-12, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By ktk90w

Thanks SP-- The gap looks the same as it...

Thanks SP--

The gap looks the same as it does in the picture on that parktool.com writeup except that it's a spacer on my bike and not the stem itself at the top. Is it not acceptable to put a...
10-01-12, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By ktk90w

loose headset on aluminum MTB

Hello--

I've got an old Specialized Hardrock aluminum frame with a loose headset. I've greased and adjusted these threadless headsets before, but for some reason this one is giving me trouble. ...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By ktk90w

I appreciate all the replies. Dealing with...

I appreciate all the replies. Dealing with insurance companies just irritates me and makes me nervous because of all the horror stories, even though some stories seem so unbelievable.

oh, and...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-09, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 672
Posted By ktk90w

I wish I knew who the guy was who stopped and...

I wish I knew who the guy was who stopped and helped me when I had my accident recently. He was significantly late for work because of a total stranger. He was driving what looked like a work truck...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-09, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,502
Posted By ktk90w

I've had a couple of close calls with squirrels,...

I've had a couple of close calls with squirrels, but nothing got the blood pounding like the skunk that was eyeing me from the side of the road a while ago. He was sauntering along and never got too...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By ktk90w

This is probably what I was hoping for. Around...

This is probably what I was hoping for. Around here I get treated like I'm an alien for these activities (walking and cycling) and I start to believe that they are as dangerous as people seem to...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-09, 04:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,252
Posted By ktk90w

Circumstances recently forced me to take a job...

Circumstances recently forced me to take a job with a long commute by car(35 minutes one way). The money is okay and the job is good, but my wife and I almost immediately started talking about...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By ktk90w

medical claims (in U.S.) and commuting

Has anyone had experience making health insurance claims for accidents on their bike commute? I had a fairly serious accident a couple of weeks ago while on my morning commute and my insurance...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-09, 04:20 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,719
Posted By ktk90w

I needed a quick name to use that wasn't my real...

I needed a quick name to use that wasn't my real name, so I was looking around the room and found ktk90w on the front of the cheapo department store computer speakers hooked to my computer. I always...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,068
Posted By ktk90w

I find my commute isn't scary at all so long as...

I find my commute isn't scary at all so long as I'm doing it consistently. If I drive for a few days, I can really start imagining bad things happening at certain sketchy parts of the ride. After...
03-09-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,345
Posted By ktk90w

If you know exactly what you want, you can enlist...

If you know exactly what you want, you can enlist the help of a Korean friend and order from a Korean website. There are quite a few stores in Seoul that sell over the internet, but it takes a while...
03-06-09, 11:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,345
Posted By ktk90w

I lived and biked in Korea for a number of years,...

I lived and biked in Korea for a number of years, and the Lespo bikes were always tempting. They seemed solid and had old, reliable technology. They are cheap because they are local and they would...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,469
Posted By ktk90w

"You're not a car!" (With genuine surprise...

"You're not a car!"

(With genuine surprise and sincerity) "Wow--You're smarter than you look!"

KTK
Forum: Commuting
02-14-08, 06:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,440
Posted By ktk90w

It might not be worth it for resale, but that's...

It might not be worth it for resale, but that's never my major concern with old bikes. I tinker with them because I enjoy it, and because I learn something new every time. Since I've taken apart...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-07, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,254
Posted By ktk90w

I made some old canvas bags into panniers using...

I made some old canvas bags into panniers using PVC pipe. It's strong and easy to work with, but it is really ugly. It gives you something to put the hooks into that won't rip. I used the thinnest...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-07, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,504
Posted By ktk90w

This is the approach I take, also. I do my best...

This is the approach I take, also. I do my best to follow the laws of the road, but I still insist on staying safe, and on making my bicycle a practical means of transportation in a world built for...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-07, 02:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,099
Posted By ktk90w

I love my L&M Solo Logic Halogen. I use it with...

I love my L&M Solo Logic Halogen. I use it with a smaller Cateye handlebar mounted light as a backup. I, too, can't imagine a flashlight that matches my lights without a horrible weight penalty. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-07, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,956,168
Posted By ktk90w

This thing takes me 8 miles each way everyday. I...

This thing takes me 8 miles each way everyday. I picked up the Schwinn Highplains for next to nothing at a pawn shop, and have slowly found stuff around the garage to put on it. Rear hub is a White...
10-30-07, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By ktk90w

I've used a hacksaw on my garage sale and pawn...

I've used a hacksaw on my garage sale and pawn shop bikes several times. Carbon says, "take me to the LBS," to me. Someone else might know more, but I'd say be very careful.

KTK
Forum: Commuting
10-14-07, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,342
Posted By ktk90w

I used zip ties to attach a cheap x-mart plastic...

I used zip ties to attach a cheap x-mart plastic fender to my rack, which is very similar to yours. This is absolutely not the same as the nice close-fitting fenders most commuters probably use. It...
10-12-07, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By ktk90w

I'm confused as to why you'd have to break the...

I'm confused as to why you'd have to break the chain to put in a new BB. If you're using the same large chainring, or a chainring with the same number of teeth, you'd only have to install the chain...
09-29-07, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By ktk90w

Good point. I'm using the large ring that was...

Good point. I'm using the large ring that was originally on the bike (48, I think), but I might experiment with something smaller, and see if I could still handle the gear ratio.

Any other...
09-28-07, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By ktk90w

Problems converting an old Raleigh to SS

Bear with me, because this is probably a simple question, or an impossible one to answer. I'm trying to strip the trashed parts off of my late 70's/ early 80's Raleigh road frame, and put on a...
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