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09-06-18, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,291
Posted By mavimao

For me, the difference is this: all other...

For me, the difference is this: all other variables being the same, I have to put more energy into each stroke to go X mph on a high tensile frame. On a CoMoly frame, I feel like I’m as light as a...
08-31-18, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,143
Posted By mavimao

As a rider of a Kilo for nearly 11 years now, my...

As a rider of a Kilo for nearly 11 years now, my own experiences are the following:

- I had to raise the handlebars quite a bit to avoid feeling too hunched over.
- once you’ve made all the...
08-31-18, 02:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By mavimao

Looks great! I love these little projects and...

Looks great! I love these little projects and giving new life to something that would have ended up in the garbage.

Just one thing: I would put a front brake instead of a rear brake if you’re...
08-20-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,814
Posted By mavimao

I used to use a messanger bag in my younger days,...

I used to use a messanger bag in my younger days, and could never get comfortable with a backpack, but now I’m all about the rack/panniers. No sweaty back when I arrive at work.
Forum: Touring
05-10-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By mavimao

The OP is looking for a dynamo hub, not a usb...

The OP is looking for a dynamo hub, not a usb charger...
05-09-18, 11:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,808
Posted By mavimao

I took Sheldon Brown’s advice and went with 42x15...

I took Sheldon Brown’s advice and went with 42x15 (75”). An excellent middle ground for speed and getting up hills.
Forum: Touring
05-08-18, 01:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,557
Posted By mavimao

Like others have said, yes you can ride it. But...

Like others have said, yes you can ride it. But not across bumpy terrain, not on steep hills, no big loads and... give it a quick tune up.

And the most important part: make sure she’s...
Forum: Touring
04-18-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By mavimao

According to this:...

According to this: https://www.oui.sncf/services-train/velo-a-bord

It’s free on TER trains.

0, 5 or 10€ on Intercités trains (price depends)

10€ on TGV.
04-17-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,243
Posted By mavimao

Tell me about it! I just put nearly 300€ in a 50€...

Tell me about it! I just put nearly 300€ in a 50€ purchase. Granted, it was a chromoly frame, but I was hoping to salvage more than just the frame, headset, stem and wheels.
04-17-18, 01:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,243
Posted By mavimao

Welcome to the world of bicycle repair! :P

Welcome to the world of bicycle repair! :P
03-31-18, 05:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,243
Posted By mavimao

Very pretty bike you have there!

Very pretty bike you have there!
Forum: Touring
09-04-17, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By mavimao

I agree that best bang for your buck would be an...

I agree that best bang for your buck would be an old 90s mountain bike that you can soup up a bit.

Change the tires, add a rack and fix up anything else that needs it. If a flat bar is too...
07-18-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,112
Posted By mavimao

I have a Planet Bike Eco Rack on my 54cm KTT, but...

I have a Planet Bike Eco Rack on my 54cm KTT, but yes, heel strike is an issue. I have a pannier bag for work that can't be more than a foot and a half in height and I have to push it all the way...
06-03-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,584
Posted By mavimao

I have an update in my other derailleur thread...

I have an update in my other derailleur thread concerning that particular part: http://www.bikeforums.net/19628858-post18.html

Other than that, I'm simply just waiting for cables and bartape to...
06-03-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By mavimao

Update: I received the spring part this...

Update:

I received the spring part this morning and I then stupidly proceeded to break it because I pulled the derailleur back too far to get the chain on the front ring. It was only the hook at...
05-27-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,584
Posted By mavimao

Thank you for all the nice compliments everyone!...

Thank you for all the nice compliments everyone! I found out in the thread I started in the bike mechanics section that I am missing an external spring that takes up the slack in the chain, so that...
05-27-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By mavimao

EXCELLENT! I was just about to write and say that...

EXCELLENT! I was just about to write and say that I had taken off the derailleur from the frame and that I came to the conclusion that there had to have been some sort of external spring system...
05-27-17, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,584
Posted By mavimao

New project: 1950s-ish(?) Motobécane Pantin

Hello everyone! I found this bicycle online for 30€ and it caught my eye. I like its vintage look and hope to clean it up and use it as a Sunday stroller kind of bike (I hate having to go slow for...
05-27-17, 06:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By mavimao

Hello everyone! Yes, the arm does swing...

Hello everyone!

Yes, the arm does swing freely on its own, so it must be some sort of spring that is broken. I'll keep my eye open for any replacements if I ever find one, but I think I'll just...
05-26-17, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By mavimao

I did put pictures up... You can't see them?

I did put pictures up... You can't see them?
05-26-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By mavimao

Vintage Motobécane derailleur issues

Hello everyone! I have picked up a great looking vintage (1950s?) Motobécane bike for about 30€ and it seems to be in good shape except for the derailleur. I think it's broken since it doesn't want...
10-15-16, 03:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 60,731
Posted By mavimao

Sorry to ressurect an old thread but it seemed...

Sorry to ressurect an old thread but it seemed logical to group it all together in one thread.

So I'm trying to follow this guide except I can't get both inner lock nuts off. I'm able to get one...
05-01-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,252
Posted By mavimao

Beautiful!! What an awesome gift!

Beautiful!! What an awesome gift!
04-18-16, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By mavimao

This ^^ I spent nearly a grand on a custom...

This ^^

I spent nearly a grand on a custom build up. It never used any fancy parts (kilo tt frame, cxp22 wheels with Formula hubs) but all the little things a bike needs adds up pretty quickly.
...
07-18-10, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By mavimao

Oh my, this brings me back to my film school days...

Oh my, this brings me back to my film school days - this is exactly the kind of film a group of bored suburbanite slackers would make and then in class during the screening they'd be the only ones...
05-28-09, 06:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,553
Posted By mavimao

They're twined with unicorn hair and angel dust.

They're twined with unicorn hair and angel dust.
05-27-09, 10:16 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,188
Posted By mavimao

iolas: that's the worst feeling in the world: you...

iolas: that's the worst feeling in the world: you doing nothing wrong and some egotistical, vigilante automobile driver just blatantly hurts you...

devilshaircut: I don't know about anyone else,...
05-27-09, 08:25 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,188
Posted By mavimao

Sold my car a year ago and haven't looked back...

Sold my car a year ago and haven't looked back since. I can't believe how much I've saved by not paying for insurance, gas, maintenance.... Plus all the ample parking! Can't beat that!

Granted,...
05-26-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11,184
Views: 2,684,166
Posted By mavimao

idaaron: I love that carbon fork!

idaaron: I love that carbon fork!
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,623
Posted By mavimao

During the winter there was no way I could...

During the winter there was no way I could commute on the 3inches of ice covering the roads. I took the bus.

Otherwise, I get to my destinations much faster on my bike than on the bus (especially...
05-19-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,429
Posted By mavimao

Black bag. The easily adjustable strap is what...

Black bag. The easily adjustable strap is what sold me.

C-bus represent!
05-19-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,076
Posted By mavimao

I wouldn't recommend a B-17 if you spend a lot of...

I wouldn't recommend a B-17 if you spend a lot of time in the drops. I feel they're constructed more for upright positions.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-09, 04:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,722
Posted By mavimao

Welcome to the first step into become a SS/FG...

Welcome to the first step into become a SS/FG convert :thumb: :p

The only tricks I do during my commute are trackstands and bunnyhops. They're both rather useful in certain situations.
05-14-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,563
Posted By mavimao

I thought it was Michael Bay in space and that it...

I thought it was Michael Bay in space and that it totally ruined the feel of Star Trek. Hopefully they'll get it right in the next film.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-09, 09:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,202
Posted By mavimao

HAHAAHAH!!! Trust me, I was counting my blessings...

HAHAAHAH!!! Trust me, I was counting my blessings mere days after I found out. That bugger she left me for actually did me a favor! :D
Forum: Commuting
05-09-09, 04:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,202
Posted By mavimao

Last summer my girlfriend of 3 years broke up...

Last summer my girlfriend of 3 years broke up with me for another guy 3 weeks before we were supposed to move in together. I was stuck in NYC with no bike for a couple months. It was miserable.
...
04-30-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By mavimao

http://www.headbadges.com/id75.html

http://www.headbadges.com/id75.html
04-28-09, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 993
Posted By mavimao

I second Sheldon Brown for getting me into fixed...

I second Sheldon Brown for getting me into fixed gear.

While I mostly always had a bike (never got a car until I was 20), it wasn't until I decided to work on bikes myself that I discovered his...
04-26-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,370
Posted By mavimao

It took me forever to get track-standing down....

It took me forever to get track-standing down. Mostly because I had to find my equilibrium. What works for me is: right foot forward, handlebars to the right, and tilt the bike slightly to the right...
04-26-09, 07:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,408
Posted By mavimao

In my bag I always carry an allen wrench set, two...

In my bag I always carry an allen wrench set, two 15mm wrenches, an 8, a 10 and 17mm wrench, and a phillips screwdriver. I have the Nashbar pro tool set at home, which is actually not that bad a set....
04-21-09, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,031
Posted By mavimao

I use a Sette Sonic. It's a really cheap saddle,...

I use a Sette Sonic. It's a really cheap saddle, but after going through 2 other more expensive saddles (including a Brooks), it was the one that fit best.
04-20-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,415
Posted By mavimao

I have a Superflash in the back and a knog Beetle...

I have a Superflash in the back and a knog Beetle (http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/LS296A01-Knog+Beetle+Led+Light.aspx) for the front. Does anyone else have the Beetle? They're pretty new, but...
01-20-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By mavimao

I ride mine all the time; even in the -7º weather...

I ride mine all the time; even in the -7º weather we've been having here in Ohio. I still see them here in Columbus, although we'll see in the spring how much of a "trend" it's been.
01-14-09, 04:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,605
Posted By mavimao

Too bad that's not Strasbourg in the...

Too bad that's not Strasbourg in the background....
01-07-09, 03:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,673
Posted By mavimao

I think the Kilo will give you the most bang for...

I think the Kilo will give you the most bang for your buck. It's an awesome frame for an awesome price. The only other option I would suggest is to find some light, old used road frame that someone...
01-07-09, 03:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,673
Posted By mavimao

Wheels: ...

Wheels:
http://www.bicyclewheels.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=B&Product_Code=FGM1&Category_Code=FGM

Go threadless. You'll need someone to install the headset (trust me, just pay...
12-18-08, 05:08 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,040
Posted By mavimao

Columbus had some ice on the roads on Tuesday...

Columbus had some ice on the roads on Tuesday night, Wednesday morning. I slipped on my ass Wednesday but that was because I was on roads that hadn't been iced.

I got some fenders for my bike the...
09-16-08, 07:55 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,716
Posted By mavimao

What is "real" riding?

What is "real" riding?
08-01-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,296
Posted By mavimao

I had a similar issue when someone in the states...

I had a similar issue when someone in the states sent me a guitar. It really sucks and I recommend always using the post office and declaring that there is nothing of value in the box.
08-01-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By mavimao

I was doored in High school about 7 years ago. A...

I was doored in High school about 7 years ago. A friend and I were biking to his house and I was riding in front when suddenly a car door popped open and life started running in slow motion before I...
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