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09-26-12, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,549
Posted By TurbineBlade

Sure thing - I have a crank puller for a square...

Sure thing - I have a crank puller for a square taper crankset and of course a socket set.

But! I think this front derailleur is fixed to the bottom bracket -- it's one of those kinds I...
09-26-12, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,549
Posted By TurbineBlade

1996 Gary Fisher Wahoo question

Hi - I have the bike listed above with the following specs:

Component Group Shimano Altus C90
Brakeset Shimano Altus brakes, alloy levers
Shift Levers Grip Shift MRX-100
Front...
08-29-12, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,101
Posted By TurbineBlade

Problem fixed: I wiped out the steerer tube...

Problem fixed: I wiped out the steerer tube clean and still couldn't get the stem to hold.....and I again noticed that the bolt had far less travel than I recalled (i.e. very little turning of the...
08-28-12, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,101
Posted By TurbineBlade

Thanks for the responses! More detail: I...

Thanks for the responses! More detail:

I tried 2 stems, both greased and are slant wedge types. Both slip under medium torsion on the handlebars.

one weird thing is that with both stems it...
08-28-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,101
Posted By TurbineBlade

quill stem won't stay put!

Hi, i have a 1 1/8" quill stem that won't stay put in the steerer tube. I had a problem with the headset not staying tight, so I installed a top lock nut from a different headset (still 1 1/8"...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-12, 05:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,906
Posted By TurbineBlade

I sometimes ride a GF wahoo 1997 with slicks and...

I sometimes ride a GF wahoo 1997 with slicks and moustache handlebars. Otherwise, it's stock with everything else. Old mountain bikes make excellent commuters IMO -- you just usually need a good...
06-29-12, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,713
Posted By TurbineBlade

Been there +2, and there has already been some...

Been there +2, and there has already been some great advice provided to you. I just wanted to add that I too had this problem on a 90's steel racing frame and I just about went insane with my...
06-28-12, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,127
Posted By TurbineBlade

Nexus 8 speed grinding noise in nearly all gears

Hey - I have a new 8 speed nexus that shifts flawlessly, but makes popping, grinding noises in most gears. I know the hub is at least moderately greased, because some of it was coated on the hub...
06-28-12, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,166
Posted By TurbineBlade

Next question -- how the heck do you remove this...

Next question -- how the heck do you remove this dust cap? That thing is really on there! It looks like I'm going to chew it up pretty good using a flat blade.
06-28-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,166
Posted By TurbineBlade

Okay, thanks! I'll remove the non-drive side...

Okay, thanks! I'll remove the non-drive side dust cover and hopefully that'll permit access to the non-drive cone.

And yes -- I'm talking about hub adjustment like you would for the front wheel...
06-28-12, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,166
Posted By TurbineBlade

how do I adjust this hub? Nexus 8 speed with pics

How the heck do I adjust this hub? I noticed that the wheel doesn't spin as freely as it could, but I have no clue how to access the hub cones. The shimano tech doc for the 8 speed shows a...
06-27-12, 02:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,243
Posted By TurbineBlade

I think I've seen modern dual-pivot brake sets...

I think I've seen modern dual-pivot brake sets with actually a center-pivot rear brake sold in the set.....I assume to either reduce braking force on the wheel which is most likely to skid, or simply...
06-26-12, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By TurbineBlade

Yeah, honestly this is my experience too. On...

Yeah, honestly this is my experience too. On paper it looks bad, but in practice it works fine so long as you're willing to squeeze a bit harder. Actually, if you have caliper brakes and your pads...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-12, 05:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,668
Posted By TurbineBlade

This thread reminded me of this Simpsons's...

This thread reminded me of this Simpsons's episode when Homer found his car in NYC:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvQaFSklu0A
Forum: Commuting
06-26-12, 12:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,533
Posted By TurbineBlade

. Hey, if you're posting on BF you are more...

.

Hey, if you're posting on BF you are more likely than a lot of others to have spare time I figure ;).

Back boobs are hard to describe without a good picture, but when you see it -- you'll...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,533
Posted By TurbineBlade

Agreed. With the caveat that there also be a...

Agreed. With the caveat that there also be a large company logo on it. I like to pay companies to advertise for them.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,533
Posted By TurbineBlade

IonicScott: It's nair, isn't it? BTW -...

IonicScott: It's nair, isn't it?

BTW - posting a response on a forum to tell people not to respond to a troll is confusing. It must be the nair.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-12, 04:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,533
Posted By TurbineBlade

Oxycontin? It's comfortable because it airs out...

Oxycontin? It's comfortable because it airs out your crack and lower back boobs. Your rear end sort of swallows the seat post (or probably seat mast in your case....:lol:) and when you stand to...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,533
Posted By TurbineBlade

Man, riding a road bike to work is great -- that...

Man, riding a road bike to work is great -- that pitched over position, with your tights and really small jersey that exposes your lower back. Everyone gets a great view of your hairy, dimpled ass...
06-25-12, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,354
Posted By TurbineBlade

Sure, it's all good fruit. ;)

Sure, it's all good fruit. ;)
06-25-12, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,354
Posted By TurbineBlade

Can we turn this into a "crabon" vs. steel vs....

Can we turn this into a "crabon" vs. steel vs. aluminum thread? That would be awesome and not at all tiresome and pointless.
06-25-12, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,939
Posted By TurbineBlade

Actually - I still don't get why lower gearing...

Actually - I still don't get why lower gearing with an IGH is harder on the hub...? I believe it, but I don't understand why.
06-25-12, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,939
Posted By TurbineBlade

Okay, that gives me something to think about. ...

Okay, that gives me something to think about. Actually, I'm not sure that using the 19t cog is something I'll actually do....because the low gear doesn't actually decrease by a large degree...
06-25-12, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,939
Posted By TurbineBlade

Acceptable chainring/sprocket combo for Nexus 8 speed IGH

HI,

I'm getting a Nexus 8 speed equipped bike very soon and was wondering whether it would be acceptable to change the stock 38 X16t gearing to 38 X 19T...? I've read that IGHs have a narrow...
06-25-12, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By TurbineBlade

You go to a board game shop and hang out playing...

You go to a board game shop and hang out playing board games? It doesn't seem like you'd get too many skilled bicycle thiefs outside of a place like that....maybe just dudes with capes and plastic...
06-25-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By TurbineBlade

p-clamps work fine. Honestly, I much prefer a...

p-clamps work fine. Honestly, I much prefer a bike that already has braze-ons for this, but you can work around it.

Those seat collars with the braze-ons attached look pretty neat! I've never...
06-25-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,354
Posted By TurbineBlade

Nah, stack 'em up until you reach God! ...

Nah, stack 'em up until you reach God!



I got this one when I was hit in the crotch with a softball. You don't want to know what it means, dude.
Forum: Commuting
06-25-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,861
Posted By TurbineBlade

I'm not the police of bike commuting, and I don't...

I'm not the police of bike commuting, and I don't make any attempt to correct everyone's bad behavior -- That's not my job, and I feel that it's counterproductive in most cases. Plus, I believe that...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-12, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,218
Posted By TurbineBlade

Hey Greg: How wide is that saddle? Is it like...

Hey Greg: How wide is that saddle? Is it like Brooks B66 wide?
Forum: Commuting
06-24-12, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,218
Posted By TurbineBlade

Not quite -- the NB is a 4 bolt crank and the...

Not quite -- the NB is a 4 bolt crank and the fuji is a 5. So, maybe it took spray paint and a crankset swap ;).

BTW - I just ordered the NB like you. I couldn't believe the price, and even...
06-21-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By TurbineBlade

I did actually consider a 3 speed IGH, but most...

I did actually consider a 3 speed IGH, but most of the ones I've seen for sale that are already built to a wheel are either 26" or 700c with a coaster brake. I don't like coaster brakes on IGHs.
...
06-21-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By TurbineBlade

2 X 1 bicycle -- no housing stop for FD question

Hey - I have a SS bike right now that I'm intending to rig as a 2 speed bike (2 chainrings/FD, RD only acting as tensioner). I know this is weird, but I don't feel like spreading the 120 rear...
06-19-12, 04:23 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,701
Posted By TurbineBlade

Yep, I find them useful regardless of what Surly...

Yep, I find them useful regardless of what Surly or a bunch of fools think.

I have the 2 plate kind that mount around the chainstays. To avoid "crushing" my stays, I simply JB welded the 2...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-12, 06:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,457
Posted By TurbineBlade

have a couple -- DIY fishing rod holder for rear...

have a couple -- DIY fishing rod holder for rear rack, and a fix for mounting a rear taillight on a rear rack that has at least one hole in the back of it.

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rod holder is just 1.5"...
06-11-12, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By TurbineBlade

Tektro CR720 brake springs (replacement)

Hi - this is a total shot in the dark, but does anyone know where I might get a set of replacement brake post springs for the CR720 wide-profile cantilever brakes? I don't know how I managed to do...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-12, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By TurbineBlade

Great job man! If you really want to do...

Great job man! If you really want to do something hard-core to celebrate, I like to occasionally hike my shorts way down in back and wear a small t-shirt. Then I ride around mooning everyone on the...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-12, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By TurbineBlade

Crop dusting is usually done to post-emergent...

Crop dusting is usually done to post-emergent plants, so the seed would have already grown.
06-07-12, 08:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,472
Posted By TurbineBlade

this ^^

this ^^
Forum: Commuting
06-07-12, 04:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By TurbineBlade

Cover your bike with a wristband!

Cover your bike with a wristband!
06-07-12, 04:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,952
Posted By TurbineBlade

It's pretty pathetic that women have to have...

It's pretty pathetic that women have to have their own forum to ask questions because many males are such idiots that they'd "locust" all of the threads with stupid comments. That's really pretty...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-12, 03:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,458
Posted By TurbineBlade

Yeah, not really. Not unless your spouse really,...

Yeah, not really. Not unless your spouse really, really enjoys cycling.
Forum: Commuting
06-07-12, 03:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By TurbineBlade

Sorry, I wear t-shirts that are t-shirt style. ...

Sorry, I wear t-shirts that are t-shirt style. Never had a problem with tail length, so long as they're Hanes and not some other brand.

Or, you could just expose your dimpled ass for everyone...
06-06-12, 10:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,952
Posted By TurbineBlade

My wife does fine with padded shorts and a brooks...

My wife does fine with padded shorts and a brooks b67. She needs to have it tilted downward more than I do for mine, but whatever keeps her on the bike!
06-06-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,472
Posted By TurbineBlade

Be careful if you don't have a kickstand plate...

Be careful if you don't have a kickstand plate that you don't crush the chain stays -- figure out a way to increase friction without gorilla torque on the bolt. I've seen pieces of tube wrapped...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-12, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By TurbineBlade

I've never damaged a watch in 6 years of daily...

I've never damaged a watch in 6 years of daily riding to and from work. I would venture a guess that you are just as likely to damage your watch driving a car as you are riding a bicycle based upon...
06-05-12, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By TurbineBlade

8 speed sram grip shift with road FD?

Hi - I'm thinking about using some 8 speed grip shifters on my bike which has road components -- RD, FD, double crank. I know the model of gripshifters are shimano compatible (2:1) based upon the...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,862
Posted By TurbineBlade

This is a really common, and very sick way of...

This is a really common, and very sick way of thinking that many people have. They see or hear about someone injured on a bicycle and when they learn that the cyclist didn't have a helmet, they go...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 04:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,862
Posted By TurbineBlade

This is said so often it's cliche. Again, since...

This is said so often it's cliche. Again, since most cyclists ARE motorists, those same people who fly through lights on a bicycle are very likely to take these same kind of risks behind the wheel. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 04:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,862
Posted By TurbineBlade

I don't really think this is the case -- it's not...

I don't really think this is the case -- it's not like there's a magical division between cyclists and motorists. Most cyclists ARE motorists for at least some of the time, and people are people. ...
06-03-12, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By TurbineBlade

I have a pair of suntours, the newer dia compe...

I have a pair of suntours, the newer dia compe silver shifters (ratcheting), and a couple of sets of shimano SIS 7 speed index/friction ones.

I've used all and still prefer the indexing shimanos...
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