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08-03-18, 04:30 PM
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Posted By ottothecow

I dunno, I've used it some (and at one point, did...

I dunno, I've used it some (and at one point, did squirt some teflon-based lube into the jar, so I guess I am sort of on the "special sauce" train), especially on my grocery-getter since it means...
08-03-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,280
Posted By ottothecow

Well that sure makes it sound like a crockpot...

Well that sure makes it sound like a crockpot full of wax (maybe mixed with a little "special sauce") is the way to go.
07-16-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By ottothecow

Actually, maybe I scrap all of those and go with...

Actually, maybe I scrap all of those and go with the Fyxation Sparta: https://www.fyxation.com/products/carbon-fiber-adventure-fork

Heavier (but probably not that far from the wound up after...
07-14-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By ottothecow

Whisky No. 7 vs Spot Cyclocross vs Wound Up Team X

Anyone have opinions between these forks? Going on a frame designed for a CX fork, so lengths are right (I have a wound up gravel x, but I think it is going to be too short at 385mm)

Bike will...
06-21-18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By ottothecow

Yeah, it is looking like, as long as I go with...

Yeah, it is looking like, as long as I go with the right retailers, I can actually get a good price buying individual components.

I can actually buy all those pieces for about the same price from...
06-20-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By ottothecow

I mean, I'm not surprised that they engage in...

I mean, I'm not surprised that they engage in price maintenance across markets--I was just noting that that's the only place I've seen the groups for sale.

I'm more surprised that I can't find...
06-19-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By ottothecow

Rear brake is on canti posts, so I can't do the...

Rear brake is on canti posts, so I can't do the sram hydraulic rim brake (it is going to be a paul's minimoto).

Thanks for the input. I think I'll just stick to cables up front and go with one...
06-18-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By ottothecow

Where to buy SRAM 1x road groupset?

Does anyone know of a source for groupsets/build kits for sram 1x11 groups? Specifically non-hydraulic kits?

I can't seem to find anyone selling them in the USA. Only retailer I have found with...
06-15-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By ottothecow

Drop bar brakes: Hydro front, Cable rear?

Looking for opinions on running a hydraulic disc up front with a cable rim brake on the rear.

Likely going with a 1x11 setup (although 2x and singlespeed builds are technically still on the...
01-21-14, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,398
Posted By ottothecow

Sorry to necropost, but do you guys think I...

Sorry to necropost, but do you guys think I should go with a 1/4 or 3/8 socket set? I have a nice bondus L set, but it might be nice to use a ratcheting tool.

I can get a 1/4 drive set with
2...
11-24-09, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,038
Posted By ottothecow

my nokia sports tracker method gets me elapsed...

my nokia sports tracker method gets me elapsed time...I think it can even give me autolap times if I preride the course to set a base lap point
11-24-09, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13,385
Views: 2,660,045
Posted By ottothecow

Rust removal was a combination of oxalic acid and...

Rust removal was a combination of oxalic acid and steel wool. The cranks got steel wool because I couldn't get them off and the chrome was already flaking (people here hate steel wool but on real...
11-24-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,038
Posted By ottothecow

http://sportstracker.nokia.com/nts/workoutdetail/i...

http://sportstracker.nokia.com/nts/workoutdetail/index.do?id=1824114
that was my race from sunday (finishing on the tail end of 4b)...graph on the right shows you the speeds I hit.

The gps...
11-20-09, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13,385
Views: 2,660,045
Posted By ottothecow

How's that saddle? I just got a similar looking...

How's that saddle? I just got a similar looking model in NASTY condition and have been having good luck restoring it.
First I fed it a TON of lexol leather conditioner and then I had to manufacture...
11-20-09, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,672
Posted By ottothecow

Tektro makes some quite nice brakes...I see no...

Tektro makes some quite nice brakes...I see no reason why they couldn't beat out low end campys

Quick release levers are nice if you are running bigger tires on a narrower rim
11-20-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13,385
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Posted By ottothecow

I revived a Miyata Sports Model for a...

I revived a Miyata Sports Model for a friend...goal was to go as cheap as possible...only parts I had laying around plus the standard bike flip consumables.

Didn't get a pic before I started...
11-18-09, 12:35 PM
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Posted By ottothecow

http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo50/ottothecow...

http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo50/ottothecow/Picture.jpg
11-17-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,176
Posted By ottothecow

Niagara actually sells a loose ball bottom...

Niagara actually sells a loose ball bottom bracket that fits into a one piece shell but has a square taper axle.

Total price is less than a converter and a new BB so it might be worth a look if...
11-17-09, 12:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,636
Posted By ottothecow

Speaking as someone who didn't know this stuff...

Speaking as someone who didn't know this stuff existed until I saw this thread, I would say the difference is not much.

You would be able to get higher gearings with slightly smaller cogs and...
11-17-09, 12:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,651
Posted By ottothecow

+1 There are some cases where you just KNOW...

+1

There are some cases where you just KNOW that the bike's owner is long gone. When you post it online, people who are not actually familiar with the situation are understandably hesitant to...
11-16-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,150
Posted By ottothecow

You bought the wrong cog. I have a stamped...

You bought the wrong cog.

I have a stamped 14t that came with my wheelset (formula hubs) and just looking at it, I know that I could size it down a little.

Can't you go down to 12t on standard...
11-15-09, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By ottothecow

local bike coop should sell you a whole brake...

local bike coop should sell you a whole brake unit for less than buying and shipping the part online would cost
11-15-09, 10:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,466
Posted By ottothecow

I am building one of these the next time I go to...

I am building one of these the next time I go to ikea
http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2008/02/stolmen-bike-rack.html
11-15-09, 10:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,218
Posted By ottothecow

based on my personal use of a 3 speed hub, I...

based on my personal use of a 3 speed hub, I would say set 2nd as "normal"

3rd is for when you are really hauling and 1st is for when you are carrying a lot of stuff.

Ideally that means that...
11-11-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,109
Posted By ottothecow

On a more serious note, if you lock sheldon style...

On a more serious note, if you lock sheldon style (or close to it but using the seat tube instead) you can lean the bike against the crank arm.

Crank arms have a more durable finish and you...
11-11-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,109
Posted By ottothecow

Carry a rattle can in your bag...they make mini...

Carry a rattle can in your bag...they make mini craft project sized ones.

Then you can just respray the damage whenever you unlock your bike
11-11-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By ottothecow

Insurance fraud?

Insurance fraud?
11-10-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,431
Posted By ottothecow

also you can't see the bolt cutters...how long...

also you can't see the bolt cutters...how long they are and how long the cheater bars are.

What you can tell though is that the guy cutting it relies on being able to position it to his liking in...
11-09-09, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By ottothecow

Ok, I am keeping the suntour derailleurs in front...

Ok, I am keeping the suntour derailleurs in front and back

I think I will still put the shimano shifters on though. They seem to be in better condition and while they are both pretty low end, I...
11-09-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By ottothecow

Well, they are already off the bike soaking in...

Well, they are already off the bike soaking in oxalic acid

I wouldn't really consider swapping the rear but if the shimano FD is better...why not? Whichever one I don't use is just getting...
11-09-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By ottothecow

Old Derailleurs Question

I am fixing up an old 10s miyata sports for a friend...doing about what you would do to a flip...repack, new cables, etc. The bike isn't anything special but I have alloy replacements for a bunch of...
11-09-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,094
Posted By ottothecow

before pics? looks good

before pics?

looks good
Forum: Commuting
11-09-09, 12:22 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,571
Posted By ottothecow

Also at some point, they have to start selling...

Also at some point, they have to start selling off the parts they pulled off of their conversions...so long as they didn't just chuck them
11-09-09, 12:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,751
Posted By ottothecow

Funny...I feel like with barcon shifters like...

Funny...I feel like with barcon shifters like that, you should run the cable under the tape all the way up to the stem and then meet the downtube boss like with a set or ergo shifters rather than...
11-08-09, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,741
Posted By ottothecow

I am pretty sure there is no convenient system...

I am pretty sure there is no convenient system for solid axle wheels that couldn't be defeated with a pair of locking pliers
Forum: Commuting
11-08-09, 01:52 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,571
Posted By ottothecow

Those were some beautiful pictures of an old...

Those were some beautiful pictures of an old style 30 rack...ahhh fond memories of what used to be our go to **** party beer.

They changed the formula and raised the price a few months before...
11-08-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,967
Posted By ottothecow

Too much for me...At that price I would expect to...

Too much for me...At that price I would expect to be able to get a new S2C if they ever release it.

As it stands...I can offer a trade...anyone want a columbia tourist with a SA 3-speed in...
11-07-09, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,967
Posted By ottothecow

from the first two posts: "To me the Bendix...

from the first two posts:
"To me the Bendix looks more refined however it's significantly more expensive."
"The Duomatic is probably a good choice. The Bendix is better known, but it's also rare"
...
11-07-09, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,960
Posted By ottothecow

You can try some nail polish touch up (or just...

You can try some nail polish touch up (or just clear nail polish to protect from rust)

Comes in lots of colors and comes right off with nail polish remover so you aren't permanently changing...
11-07-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,967
Posted By ottothecow

+1 on the where are you finding these piles of...

+1 on the where are you finding these piles of sachs duomatic hubs for less than the bendix hubs.

I am in the market for either but the bendix at least show up on ebay (and finish outside of my...
11-06-09, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By ottothecow

I would imagine they would have a few working...

I would imagine they would have a few working 3-speeds. They will definately have lots of brakes/levers. Racks are iffy...if they come on a bike, they won't take it off and I bet they put them on a...
11-06-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,450
Posted By ottothecow

I agree with the sentiment that some people go...

I agree with the sentiment that some people go pretty overboard on stuff (but then again, enthusiast forums are supposed to attract enthusiasts right?)

I have been following this thread since the...
11-06-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By ottothecow

Don't get me wrong, working bikes is a fun trip. ...

Don't get me wrong, working bikes is a fun trip. It just isn't going to get you the CHEAP bikes it used to. They still have lots of cheap parts and there are some very nice vintage bikes on the...
11-06-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,450
Posted By ottothecow

What is the proper way to measure reach? Is...

What is the proper way to measure reach?

Is it angled bolt to pad measure (or maybe throw in some trig using that as the hypotenuse of a triangle) or should you be measuring to the rim?
11-06-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,322
Posted By ottothecow

+1 on the groove for an o-ring It would...

+1 on the groove for an o-ring

It would probably solve all problems with retention.
11-06-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By ottothecow

In chicago, most bikes do one of two things when...

In chicago, most bikes do one of two things when they are on the way out:
-Get picked up by scrappers who always see them in dumpsters/alleys before you do, and get sold for scap metal value (if you...
11-06-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,634
Posted By ottothecow

Keep with it and don't settle for rock bottom...

Keep with it and don't settle for rock bottom rates like a lot of young guys! Your services are worth it, especially since you actually went to school for it. Leave the bottom of the barrel...
11-05-09, 10:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,441
Posted By ottothecow

Do you plan to race cross with it?

Do you plan to race cross with it?
11-05-09, 10:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,634
Posted By ottothecow

I'm a part time job interviewer I really...

I'm a part time job interviewer

I really think interviews should be paid. I come to your office, I sit in your chair and I answer questions for you...that sounds about like what the people you...
11-04-09, 11:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,441
Posted By ottothecow

why does this guy like posting his bike so much? ...

why does this guy like posting his bike so much?

His new picture is just the same picture but taken indoors.

He can't even figure out how to embed the picture..cmon its like this:...
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