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11-17-07, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By Mchaz

There goes the thread...

There goes the thread...
Forum: Touring
11-13-07, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,600
Posted By Mchaz

I don't worry about it with my Ortliebs. They...

I don't worry about it with my Ortliebs. They are the classics with the more basic retention system. I once had the lower hook disengage, so the pannier was only hanging on by the top two hooks. ...
Forum: Touring
11-09-07, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By Mchaz

I have found that test rides are pretty useless...

I have found that test rides are pretty useless at bicycle shops. I need at least 20 miles on a bike or so before I can even begin to consider how well it fits/rides/etc. The shops around here...
Forum: Touring
11-05-07, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,673
Posted By Mchaz

Wow, beefy. That is a serious looking piece of...

Wow, beefy. That is a serious looking piece of equipment.

So you prefer the flat bars with barends over drops? Are you going to add fenders?
11-04-07, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By Mchaz

Hahaha, thank you. Those are awesome.

Hahaha, thank you. Those are awesome.
11-03-07, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By Mchaz

I use a Specialized Air-Tool Comp. It features...

I use a Specialized Air-Tool Comp. It features an aluminum barrel, steel base, a nice gauge, and a head that adapts to schrader or presta automatically. $43 from Specialized.com or your LBS. The...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-07, 08:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,479
Posted By Mchaz

I have learned just to slow down on campus. ...

I have learned just to slow down on campus. Going fast is not worth the risk with all of the car/ped/bike traffic.
Forum: Touring
10-28-07, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,642
Posted By Mchaz

Hmm, I guess I should do research before I post. ...

Hmm, I guess I should do research before I post. Heh. I confusing the Supreme with the Plus, and the XR isn't as heavy as I thought it was.
10-26-07, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By Mchaz

My knees hurt from reading this thread. To...

My knees hurt from reading this thread.

To add something useful, I'll usually only climb out of the saddle on very short climbs, or just to crest the hill. Sustained climbing while standing can...
10-26-07, 09:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,283
Posted By Mchaz

Try some Liquid Wrench. It is a penetrating oil...

Try some Liquid Wrench. It is a penetrating oil made for de-sticking threads. It comes in a spray can like WD-40. Really soak the pedal spindle on both sides of the crank arm. Repeat...
Forum: Touring
10-26-07, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,642
Posted By Mchaz

What is wrong with regular Marathons? They...

What is wrong with regular Marathons? They aren't as puncture resistant than the XR's or Supremes, but I would rather take 10 minutes and patch a tube every 300 miles than add a huge chunk of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-07, 11:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,711
Posted By Mchaz

Ditto. You may not be able to get quite as aero,...

Ditto. You may not be able to get quite as aero, but you'll actually enjoy riding your bike.
10-18-07, 06:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,347
Posted By Mchaz

What's more ergonomic than walking? ...

What's more ergonomic than walking? Nothing...that's why I use...

The Treadmill Bike! (http://www.bikeforest.com/tread/index.php)

It's really the next generation of 2-wheeled transit.
Forum: Touring
10-14-07, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By Mchaz

Welcome, Nice bike. Enjoy your stay. :)

Welcome,

Nice bike. Enjoy your stay. :)
Forum: Touring
10-14-07, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By Mchaz

http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/COMPCBLADJ/...

http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/COMPCBLADJ/BR4041

There are no barrel adjusters in the system as it is. You'll have to add some.
10-14-07, 12:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,369
Posted By Mchaz

Will installing over 60 chains really take less...

Will installing over 60 chains really take less time/less effort than swapping tires?

I applaud the DIY ingenuity of your project, but I'm doubting its practicality.
Forum: Commuting
10-13-07, 10:23 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 10,037
Posted By Mchaz

A howitzer on an extended Bob trailer or...

A howitzer on an extended Bob trailer or Extracycle?
Forum: Touring
10-13-07, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,187
Posted By Mchaz

All colors of the Ortlieb rollers have black...

All colors of the Ortlieb rollers have black panels that face the front and back of the bike when they are mounted. So, others on the roads won't be able to see much of the color unless they are...
Forum: Touring
10-13-07, 07:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,118
Posted By Mchaz

I find it curious that you can get better braking...

I find it curious that you can get better braking with long reach calipers. Cantis by design are seemingly less prone to flexing. Maybe your canti's weren't set up very well before, or had lacking...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-07, 09:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,161
Posted By Mchaz

0 this year on the commuters. Regular Schwalbe...

0 this year on the commuters. Regular Schwalbe Marathon 26x1.9's on one and 26x1.5's on the other.

My front lawn has more goathead plants than grass, but the thorns never seem to get past the...
Forum: Touring
10-10-07, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By Mchaz

Hey jcbryan, where in Oklahoma are you located? ...

Hey jcbryan, where in Oklahoma are you located? I'm in Norman.
Forum: Touring
10-09-07, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By Mchaz

Their website is www.bikeisland.com. The racks...

Their website is www.bikeisland.com. The racks are the same price there.
Forum: Touring
10-09-07, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By Mchaz

Not only is the fork made for 26" wheels, so is...

Not only is the fork made for 26" wheels, so is the frame. Both the front and the back use 26" wheels on 54cm and smaller LHT's. The canti studs are aligned for 26" rims, so with 700c they...
10-08-07, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,348
Posted By Mchaz

Try a magnesium supplement. I have heard a...

Try a magnesium supplement. I have heard a magnesium deficiency can cause cramps.
Forum: Touring
10-07-07, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By Mchaz

Usually the higher end components are simply...

Usually the higher end components are simply lighter, and not necessarily stronger. In the very high end (XTR/Dura Ace) in some cases it seems long term durability is sacrificed for weight savings. ...
10-07-07, 10:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,550
Posted By Mchaz

I like shiny brass ones with a little patina...

I like shiny brass ones with a little patina around the base. :D
10-07-07, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By Mchaz

Looks like that bike was recovered. The...

Looks like that bike was recovered. The connection came to my mind as well though.
10-07-07, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By Mchaz

Still ridable. Couldn't say that about a carbon...

Still ridable. Couldn't say that about a carbon post after whatever inflicted that damage. ;)
Forum: Touring
10-06-07, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Mchaz

Are they stolen?

Are they stolen?
Forum: Touring
10-04-07, 09:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,359
Posted By Mchaz

Mmm, that Joytech Freedom wheelset sure sounds...

Mmm, that Joytech Freedom wheelset sure sounds nice. :rolleyes: Raleigh seems to have cut corners where it counts. They did however use DT spokes, surprisingly.
10-01-07, 10:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By Mchaz

Hmm, here's the progression: Plastic "Big...

Hmm, here's the progression:

Plastic "Big Wheel" trike.
1st bike, 14" or 16" wheeled with training wheels. Probably a roadmaster, coaster brake.
2nd bike, Ross 20" BMX from the LBS. It had a...
09-30-07, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By Mchaz

Maybe he crashed and is now in a hospital with...

Maybe he crashed and is now in a hospital with amnesia. :rolleyes:

That's bad news for the shop though. Around here the shop employees always come outside and watch you while you test ride.
Forum: Touring
09-27-07, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Mchaz

Red makes you go faster. ;) On a serious...

Red makes you go faster. ;)

On a serious note, red anodizing on the King will be a different red than Arkels. So if you are going for a perfect color match, it's not going to happen.
Forum: Touring
09-20-07, 10:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By Mchaz

Watch Ebay like a hawk. I snagged a set of...

Watch Ebay like a hawk. I snagged a set of Ortlieb Front and Back Roller Classics for just a little over what the Back rollers would cost new. When I got them they were practically new, just a few...
Forum: Touring
09-15-07, 12:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By Mchaz

It sounds like it would be a good idea to...

It sounds like it would be a good idea to insulate your Hennessey Hammock if you plan to continue using it in the really cold weather. I have heard that they don't fare so well in the cold in...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-07, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,961
Posted By Mchaz

I have a Bulldog mini U-lock, and a Delta...

I have a Bulldog mini U-lock, and a Delta Megarack. With that combo I can just jam the ends of the u-part in the space between the top rail and the platform of the rack, and lock the shackle on top...
Forum: Touring
09-12-07, 09:27 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,498
Posted By Mchaz

Ugh. That's why I rarely disclose the amount I...

Ugh. That's why I rarely disclose the amount I spend on my bikes to a person I don't know. To these people it's okay to finance that new $1500 on a blow your retinas out sized plasma screen TV on a...
Forum: Touring
09-12-07, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,800
Posted By Mchaz

Why avoid stainless? Have you a stainless bolt...

Why avoid stainless? Have you a stainless bolt sheer when used to secure a rack? Raw/painted raw steel bolts are the worst because they will rust solid into your eyelets. Chromed bolts would work...
09-11-07, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Mchaz

Put the bike in your bed, and sleep with it. I'm...

Put the bike in your bed, and sleep with it. I'm almost serious here. If I had to leave my bike parked outside at a college campus I would have a really simple beater. Not only is there the high...
09-08-07, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By Mchaz

I have a Big Tow. Is it just the retaining pins...

I have a Big Tow. Is it just the retaining pins that are bent? You could pull off the plastic pieces that hold the pins and the spring mechanism, and use simple cotter pins like the old Bobs. I...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-07, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Mchaz

That's what it sounds like to me. Probably just...

That's what it sounds like to me. Probably just not so perfect pedaling form.

Does the "clunk" happen on every pedal stroke?
Forum: Touring
09-06-07, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Mchaz

How about using a zip-lock freezer bag for when...

How about using a zip-lock freezer bag for when it's raining?
Forum: Touring
08-25-07, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By Mchaz

I was confused until I realized the sale is with...

I was confused until I realized the sale is with REI Outlet, not the regular store.

http://www.rei.com/REI-Outlet/product/761051

Hmm, now I have to weigh this option against a Henessey Hammock....
Forum: Commuting
08-17-07, 11:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,074
Posted By Mchaz

Heh, everyday here as well. For me it's bikes...

Heh, everyday here as well. For me it's bikes and the electronics section. I always keep my eyes out for vintage home stereo equipment going for cheap (still dreaming for that $100 pair of 1970's...
Forum: Touring
08-09-07, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By Mchaz

Just speculating, but 700c is the closest metric...

Just speculating, but 700c is the closest metric sized rim to 27" (the old road standard).
08-08-07, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,398
Posted By Mchaz

Has the wire/kevlar bead actually separated from...

Has the wire/kevlar bead actually separated from the tire, or is the stuff coming off in the pic just the excess rubber below the wire/kevlar? I don't think that bit of excess rubber actually serves...
08-04-07, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By Mchaz

I haven't had a problem with my OnGuard Bulldog...

I haven't had a problem with my OnGuard Bulldog Mini TC u-lock. It was getting difficult to open/close about a month back (after over a year of daily all-weather use), and a little spray of WD-40...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-07, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,678
Posted By Mchaz

Heh, I do those things on my LHT. It has 26" mtb...

Heh, I do those things on my LHT. It has 26" mtb wheels, and 1.5" Marathons. Even dirt/gravel paths are no big deal. Sure drops aren't quite as nice as risers/flats for that kind of riding, but it...
Forum: Touring
07-31-07, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,691
Posted By Mchaz

I think most people would agree you are comparing...

I think most people would agree you are comparing apples to oranges. If you are a 54cm or smaller in an LHT, there will be a difference of 26" (LHT) vs. 700c (520) wheels. The braze-ons are a...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-07, 10:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,638
Posted By Mchaz

Missing teeth earn you rad street cred. :)

Missing teeth earn you rad street cred. :)
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