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03-25-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By rrohret

Is your hammer damaged?

Is your hammer damaged?
03-24-10, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,856
Posted By rrohret

I have had the same after a hard ride. It goes...

I have had the same after a hard ride. It goes away but I have not worried about it.
Forum: Introductions
03-22-10, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By rrohret

I put in my route to work and it actually came up...

I put in my route to work and it actually came up with a different, shorter route. It was a little bit busier and actually sent me through a John Deere Factory Access road but it was one that I was...
03-20-10, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,799
Posted By rrohret

1. apply penetrating oil. Wait a day and try...

1. apply penetrating oil. Wait a day and try again. 2. Place in boiling water for 5 minutes and then try to unscrew when hot.

3.Take propane torch to the aluminum arm. Try to uncsrew. Of course...
03-20-10, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By rrohret

I have used a Vise Grip and a length of chain as...

I have used a Vise Grip and a length of chain as a chain whip to hold cassette sprockets when removing them. This has worked well enough that I have not purchased a chain whip.
Forum: Touring
03-16-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,375
Posted By rrohret

I once loaned a guy a Visegrip at a race when his...

I once loaned a guy a Visegrip at a race when his broke. It clamped the ears of the seattube clamp all the way through the race. I occasionally carry a Vise-Grip clamped to the seatstays of my...
03-14-10, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By rrohret

This is a coincidence. ...

This is a coincidence.

http://iowacity.craigslist.org/bik/1644180555.html

I am selling a used version of the same thing in Iowa City, Iowa for $5. I found it on my sister's bike in the...
03-10-10, 10:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,949
Posted By rrohret

Silca. Bought mine in '90 and still use daily....

Silca. Bought mine in '90 and still use daily. Rebuildable. Only flaw is that not good for switching between presta and schraeder. Presta valve adapter very good. Schraeder is iffy. Not an issue for...
03-07-10, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By rrohret

I was given a helmet test by the head official. ...

I was given a helmet test by the head official. He thumped me on the top of my head. We're still friends, but it was quite a shock.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-10, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By rrohret

I am 6' even tall and have ridden 56 cm bikes...

I am 6' even tall and have ridden 56 cm bikes with no issue. I also have s 32 inch inseam. I am not a bike fit expert, but I have experience with what fits me and what works. Now what fits your...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By rrohret

Vittorria HSD

I used them and liked them. Hard rubber in the center and soft on the sides for cornering. I liked them very much Low cost but a good criterium tire
Forum: Foo
02-22-10, 09:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By rrohret

Silly Question, of course you will die like all...

Silly Question, of course you will die like all of us.


Not likely from the beef though.
02-21-10, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,445
Posted By rrohret

I replaced my Nitehawk with the Magicshine that I...

I replaced my Nitehawk with the Magicshine that I received for Christmas this year. I put the Nitehawk on Craigslist and tried to sell it for $20. I was on the third batterty and the wiring harness...
02-21-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,411
Posted By rrohret

I ride a singlespeed simply because I once...

I ride a singlespeed simply because I once cracked a rib when I tried to stop pedaling on a fixed gear. I was used to road bikes with freewheels and made an error on one of my first rides. This...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-10, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,344
Posted By rrohret

Anchor bolts

http://www.mcmaster.com/#tie-down-anchors/=5wz4qd

A couple of concrete anchors, hammer drill and wall might work to give you a place to lock up your bike.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-10, 12:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,161
Posted By rrohret

I prefer battery power. It has been more...

I prefer battery power. It has been more reliable. The light remains on when stopped with batteries. Previous dyno units I have tried had issues with wet weather ( more than batteries).
02-13-10, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By rrohret

Done before

I remember a european commuter bike with a similar cover on the chain in the late 1980's or early 1990's. For a bike that you can ride in dress clothes, it does solve a problem.
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By rrohret

Huret is classic old style odometer. Decent bike...

Huret is classic old style odometer. Decent bike that I would have loved to have in the 1980's and gladly paid the now asking price then. Now, I don't know as compatibility with new technology is so...
Forum: Foo
02-10-10, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By rrohret

I bought my wife a ~$350 netbook from Asus. Works...

I bought my wife a ~$350 netbook from Asus. Works great. 10 or 11 inch screen. It really does have a 6 hour battery life (6 cell model) and can live off of the cord. All previous laptops I have owned...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,423
Posted By rrohret

I also tried the chemical packs and had no...

I also tried the chemical packs and had no success. Sometimes I could feel they help and sometimes they did not. Wasn't worth the effort.
Forum: Commuting
02-06-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,423
Posted By rrohret

I spent the money on the winter cycling boots...

I spent the money on the winter cycling boots with a backup plan of battery powered socks fit in. I decided that I would spend the money to eliminate obstacles to riding to work. My feet always...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-10, 06:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,696
Posted By rrohret

A frined of mine is an illinois state trooper

He wouldn't think of loaning me his state issued patrol bike for me to ride but he did consider loaning me his gun.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-10, 05:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,372
Posted By rrohret

I had one sidewall blowout on in July. I couldn't...

I had one sidewall blowout on in July. I couldn't find Specialized Armadillos at any local shop so one recommended me the Continental. Less than 50 miles on it and the sidewall blows out. I took it...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-10, 03:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,928
Posted By rrohret

Yes, my commuters sees all the miles and my road...

Yes, my commuters sees all the miles and my road bike stays in the car trunk or in the house.
01-10-10, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By rrohret

I've had the same Silca floor pump for the last...

I've had the same Silca floor pump for the last 20 years. I replaced the check valve seals once, main piston seal once and the presta adapters seals ~ every 2 years. Parts have been easily available....
01-10-10, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,194
Posted By rrohret

I saw the Mexican national teem atSuperweek in...

I saw the Mexican national teem atSuperweek in wisconsin ~1988. They had two large vans. All of the team bikes were placed on top. They had probably twice as many bikes as locatons on the racks. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-10, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By rrohret

I have an older set of specialized pros that I...

I have an older set of specialized pros that I bought 5 years ago. A week after buying them I found a set of SIDI's at $99 (normal retail $225 with ratcheting buckle) so I bought those too. I have...
01-09-10, 10:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,004
Posted By rrohret

1978 Honda CVCC hatchback.

1978 Honda CVCC hatchback.
01-09-10, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By rrohret

Thats why I ride a singlespeed to work. No...

Thats why I ride a singlespeed to work. No maintainence issues. I buy $6 chains at Walmart every two years. My Campy Athena crank rings are over 20 years old and work great. Probably have 30,000+ ...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-10, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By rrohret

I rode to work today aslo for the first time this...

I rode to work today aslo for the first time this year. 10 miles each way. Roads were finally clear enough to ride. Oh yeah , -1 F on the way in.
01-04-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By rrohret

This happened to me on an old crankset on my...

This happened to me on an old crankset on my Schwinn World sport. I loosened the tightening screw/nut and rode it on short trips. A couple of days later it cam free. I got home the rest of the way by...
01-03-10, 09:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,544
Posted By rrohret

Just loosen the fixing bolts and then go riding....

Just loosen the fixing bolts and then go riding. In 10 to 1000 miles the tapers will let loose. I used this technique once when I stripped the threads in the crank arm. I did have to pedal with only...
Forum: Commuting
12-27-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,152
Posted By rrohret

I found a $20 bill and a $5 at different times. I...

I found a $20 bill and a $5 at different times. I only stop for quarters. I do not keep track otherwise.
12-23-09, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By rrohret

I have used the one you have selected from...

I have used the one you have selected from Radioshack for my 12V 10 Watt Halogen as a replacement when the battery connector went bad on my NightHawk light set (BAttery fell off and broke). It works...
12-13-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,364
Posted By rrohret

Theoretically you could calibrate thetrainer with...

Theoretically you could calibrate thetrainer with a powermeter. Speed could be calibrated to match watts on a trainer. This assumes a lot in regards to changes and wheels and such. If you match rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-09, 07:59 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By rrohret

Earliest looks to be Friday when the roads clear...

Earliest looks to be Friday when the roads clear and the winds die down. I will commute the 10 miles each way to work. Too much risk with icy-snow covered roads of someone losing control an running...
12-05-09, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,420
Posted By rrohret

This looks very nice. Lots of simplicity.

This looks very nice. Lots of simplicity.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-09, 06:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,220
Posted By rrohret

Vote for 9 speed

I had originally complaine dabouot 8 speed, but I have been forced to go to 9-speed. My theory is that 10 speed shifting may have better performance than 9 speed, but if the manufacturers had put the...
12-02-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,755
Posted By rrohret

Radio Shack

I went there 3 times last week, but I am quite the nerd. Sometimes you just need a resistor quick.
11-29-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By rrohret

I go to shorts plus thermal, polyprobylene, long...

I go to shorts plus thermal, polyprobylene, long underwear underneath my tights. Not fancy but it does the job.
Forum: Foo
11-29-09, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By rrohret

Audacity is a free software that I have used to...

Audacity is a free software that I have used to record on my pc with. Records audio inputs and converts to many formats.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-27-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By rrohret

Rent or buy a 5" diameter right angle disk...

Rent or buy a 5" diameter right angle disk grinder. Buy a 1/32" or 1/16" inch thick cutoff wheel for it. Mark the perimeter well and cut all the way around. Clean up with the solid grinding wheel.A...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By rrohret

Tires

I agree with the checking for glass particles. Many of my flats have been from glass sticking to the tire and working through over time. Specialized Armadillows have cut down the number of the flats...
11-17-09, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By rrohret

I switch between the big ring and the small ring ...

I switch between the big ring and the small ring in the Summer and winter on my Campy Athena double (20 years old now). The 53 tooth sprocket on my Steamroller single speed is my "Summer" Gear and...
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