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02-11-06, 04:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,948
Posted By oknups

Well I had a good laugh at this whole thread, and...

Well I had a good laugh at this whole thread, and it is snowing in Baltimore. Thanks Chuck, for the laugh.

I wish I could get a 100% or even a 20% markup in my business, really I would settle for...
02-10-06, 07:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,948
Posted By oknups

But, I do not know what wholesale price an item...

But, I do not know what wholesale price an item is sold to a retailer for.

Perhaps manufacturers should publish thier wholesale prices, so we would know if an item was priced at a level that would...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-06, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 576
Posted By oknups

I got blown over, did get a foot down, so I...

I got blown over, did get a foot down, so I didn't quite go horizontal, new it was going to happen.
Caught a blast, by the Ravens Stadium, that place makes its own wind. Funnels in at the top and...
Forum: Recumbent
01-05-06, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By oknups

HP Velo Street Machine GT

OK I already did alot of research, and I am looking for opinions. Is this bike as nice as what reviews seem to suggest, even though it costs a heap? I want it for touring and rides in the country,...
12-31-05, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By oknups

Do You pay MSRP?

I guess this could make a interesting poll.

The question I have is I am planning on buying a bent in 2006, an expensive one, and am wondering if I should expect to pay MSRP.

Any thoughts?
...
Forum: Touring
12-31-05, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By oknups

I did a tour on the eastern shore MD, DE, NJ. Got...

I did a tour on the eastern shore MD, DE, NJ. Got as close to the ocean as possible, sort of took my time on the way down, and stopped at MANY of the local pubs, stopped to talk to folks fishing,...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-05, 04:52 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 6,648
Posted By oknups

Final thought. Has anyone notified the FBI....

Final thought.
Has anyone notified the FBI. This is a crime that has taken place on federal property. There is a crime if some person is setting a trap, if some person did the same thing with jack...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-05, 04:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,729
Posted By oknups

I agree with you. Lots of folks in europe load...

I agree with you.
Lots of folks in europe load the front wheel, rather than the rear.

So what gives, why the aversion to a loaded front in the US of A?
Forum: Commuting
12-22-05, 03:49 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 6,648
Posted By oknups

walbike has the tire saver things that scrape the...

walbike has the tire saver things that scrape the wheels. Cheap, considering what a decent pair of sewups cost.
I guess everybody has tried tire tuffies?
12-18-05, 04:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,990
Posted By oknups

WELL SAID and THANK YOU FOR RESPONDING TO THE...

WELL SAID and THANK YOU FOR RESPONDING TO THE UNION BASHING IDIOTS.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-05, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By oknups

What part of Hopkins are you going to work at....

What part of Hopkins are you going to work at. They have a bunch of hospitals and neighborhood clinics.
I live in B'more, on Patterson Park. Born here, worked here most of life.
So I can probably...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-05, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,325
Posted By oknups

Shipping is free if order is $100.00 or more. I...

Shipping is free if order is $100.00 or more. I bought a tailrider about a month ago. Nicely made.
I offered them a suggestion they should make one with a water bladder as part of the design, I...
Forum: Touring
12-12-05, 12:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,171
Posted By oknups

For what it is worth. Built up a set of A719 rims...

For what it is worth. Built up a set of A719 rims and a set of DT swiss 7.1 rims.A719 are on my pothole commuter special. The 7.1's are used on the same route when I am running late.
Both were...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-11-05, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,919
Posted By oknups

No I am not knocking her. Amazing that you think...

No I am not knocking her. Amazing that you think you have the abiltiy to read minds, and make judgements about my intent.

I used her post mainly because she was the only person, that had the...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-10-05, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,919
Posted By oknups

One of four failed. I am not knocking her, I...

One of four failed. I am not knocking her, I admire her. But it is not as easy as it seems.

Archive-URL: http://search.bikelist.org/getmsg.asp?Filename=framebuilders.10504.0054.eml
Date: Tue, 5...
12-09-05, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By oknups

There was a program in MD a while back that...

There was a program in MD a while back that collected used cell phones that no longer had an account associated with them, the purpose of the program was to distribute them to community watch groups,...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-09-05, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By oknups

Others have explained this very well. Here is a...

Others have explained this very well. Here is a link to Anvil Bikes it is a good article to read, as is most of the information on his website. http://www.anvilbikes.com/story.php?news_ID=49&catID=3
12-08-05, 10:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,765
Posted By oknups

The good old USA does have some really good micro...

The good old USA does have some really good micro brewers. Captial City out of D.C. is one, however I think the brewmaster is German...
If you ever get to Baltimore, in the winter stop in at the Cap...
12-08-05, 10:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,224
Posted By oknups

SCAM to make you want to buy thier stuff. There...

SCAM to make you want to buy thier stuff. There was post a while back about a company that started slamming Rohloff in order to promote thier product. Maybe the same folks?
If you have any doubts...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-08-05, 07:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,999
Posted By oknups

I can take a stab at that: 1. Oxyi acteleyne...

I can take a stab at that:
1. Oxyi acteleyne torch. assumming a lugged frame. cost with the smallest set of bottles
and decent hand piece, and good quality two stge regulators, new if you really...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-06-05, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By oknups

Greg, What do you have, and what do you intend...

Greg,
What do you have, and what do you intend to spend in the way of tooling?
Forum: Framebuilders
12-06-05, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By oknups

Here is the picture.

Here is the picture.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-06-05, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By oknups

Small detail of a hand built frame pic and introdution

Hello Framebuilders,

Me, amateur, I build only for myself, I have a day job to support my habit. I have some novel ideas, but nothing radical. One is thinking that framebuilding is close to the...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-06-05, 08:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,869
Posted By oknups

Also a shop somewhere downunder (austrailia). ...

Also a shop somewhere downunder (austrailia).

Funny both IF and the other folks (forgot who they are), have not reported on the ride quality of the frame.

Carpenter Tech is (or was) a...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-05, 08:25 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 6,648
Posted By oknups

Sorry Koffee but salt is BAD for the Potomac and...

Sorry Koffee but salt is BAD for the Potomac and the Chesapeake Bay, right Charlie? How about tires with studs. Mine seemed to have worked, so far.
Forum: Commuting
12-02-05, 08:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 660
Posted By oknups

Yes, shortest route is 5 miles one way on the...

Yes, shortest route is 5 miles one way on the dot, but I have it up to 20 miles on Saturdays, and about 7 to 8 on the return, weekdays. Note that the trip is only longer on the return, not the arrive.
Forum: Commuting
12-02-05, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By oknups

OK where is Chester county?

OK where is Chester county?
12-02-05, 08:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,606
Posted By oknups

Well if personal details are wanted, pm the...

Well if personal details are wanted, pm the poster. If no reply, ignore the poster.
If personal information is required make it on a personal level, ie, the private message.
Surprisingly 100% of...
Forum: Touring
12-01-05, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By oknups

Just got a red rock rack from old man mountain,...

Just got a red rock rack from old man mountain, fits on the rohloff drops that are on my frame just fine, it is also disk brake avid juicy 7's. Light rack 60 lb rated.
Forum: Commuting
12-01-05, 03:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,427
Posted By oknups

Polarized flipups to put on your glasses. They...

Polarized flipups to put on your glasses. They can be found cheap at any drug store, colored kind do not stop glare, get the lighest grey they make.
Look to the side of the road, your right, more...
Forum: Touring
11-25-05, 07:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,371
Posted By oknups

Adjustable butterfly bars from Wall Biicycles,...

Adjustable butterfly bars from Wall Biicycles, with T to hang bag from.
As set up I can grip near the far front of the bars and lean on my forearm near the back, sort of aerostyle, or relaxing stlye...
11-24-05, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By oknups

poorman's segway?

poorman's segway?
Forum: Touring
11-23-05, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,156
Posted By oknups

It is snowing in Baltimore, I am so excited I am...

It is snowing in Baltimore, I am so excited I am going to put my schwalbe studs on tonight.

Slightly off topic. Sorry.
Forum: Touring
11-23-05, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,156
Posted By oknups

[QUOTE=Machka]It depends on the hostel. I found...

[QUOTE=Machka]It depends on the hostel. I found that hostels in the US provided towels, but hostels in Australia did not. I would bring a towel with you just in case.



"Never under any...
11-17-05, 06:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,206
Posted By oknups

If I remember right "Brandt" something or other a...

If I remember right "Brandt" something or other a pro wheel builder, wrote a book I have a copy of some book on wheel building, somewhere out on loan, the arthur said that and I loosely quote " I...
11-15-05, 08:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,083
Posted By oknups

Reynolds 953in the stores first quarter 2006,...

Reynolds 953in the stores first quarter 2006, stainless, and hardened. Couple of different flavors at this time.
Problem is nobody has reported on how the couple of frames built to date ride,...
11-15-05, 06:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,083
Posted By oknups

Nobody has yet suggested growing a bike out of...

Nobody has yet suggested growing a bike out of carbon nonotubes, or buckeyball bearings, come on guys get with the 22nd century for petes sake. Just get a body scan at the LBS and pick up your custom...
Forum: Touring
11-14-05, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,222
Posted By oknups

Dress clothes. End of the days ride set up...

Dress clothes.
End of the days ride set up camp. SSS, put on clean clothes walk or ride into the nearest town and have a good meal, meet the locals, hang out a dive bar. Oh shoes without cleats....
11-14-05, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,175
Posted By oknups

Who Is this DUDE? I gotta give ya the...

Who Is this DUDE?


I gotta give ya the thumbs up for your wit and humor.


Thanks
Forum: Commuting
11-14-05, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By oknups

I have my studded schwalbes ready to go at the...

I have my studded schwalbes ready to go at the first hint of freezing temps. Fell twice on ice last year, hopefully this one will be better.
11-13-05, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By oknups

garmin 301

Any one using it as a training aid?
11-11-05, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By oknups

Any reasons for D.C. proper? Any of the burbs...

Any reasons for D.C. proper? Any of the burbs will be cheaper, and a better value. Find an area near metro, or marc but not too close, and save alot of money. Consider Takoma Park MD, almost D.C.,...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-05, 08:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,535
Posted By oknups

Koffee, Not good closet marc station is 12+...

Koffee,
Not good closet marc station is 12+ mile away. Closet metro is vienna @ 25+ road miles away, bit of a ride, but not impossible. Marc is out due to the " where the hell do I catch this train,...
11-05-05, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By oknups

I think the 170 is long, I have a 175 crank and...

I think the 170 is long, I have a 175 crank and bb at 26cm, btm of the pedal clearance is70mm. I do not think the bb is too low but I agree with the previous poster that 170mm crank is too long, IMHO.
Forum: Commuting
11-03-05, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By oknups

Saw a doe about a month ago on the gynn falls...

Saw a doe about a month ago on the gynn falls trail in baltimore, it was unusal as it was on a spit of land water on on side and industrial area on the other. Guessing it would be about a 20 acre...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-05, 05:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,535
Posted By oknups

I thought I read another post that in DC it was...

I thought I read another post that in DC it was illegal to ride on sidewalks. I don't know for sure. I also do not use them but some do, so it something to keep in mind.
And about snow don't worry...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-05, 03:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,116
Posted By oknups

Rohloff makes an OEM disk brake model, and a...

Rohloff makes an OEM disk brake model, and a retrofit disk hub. I got the OEM since I built the frame and used thier dropouts which are two part and adjustable. They also have a winter oil and an all...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-05, 03:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,116
Posted By oknups

Rohloff has a quick release skewer. And bayonet...

Rohloff has a quick release skewer. And bayonet clips on the shifter cables. To me there has been very little difference in time to change a tire,
10-19-05, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By oknups

It can be fixed, loctite makes a gap filling...

It can be fixed, loctite makes a gap filling material and a primer that will fix a loose fit.
Works great. There is not that much force on the race as far as rotation is concerned.
If it was a...
10-17-05, 05:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,007
Posted By oknups

Ok, my best 107 miles, loaded heavy bike 30+ for...

Ok, my best 107 miles, loaded heavy bike 30+ for bike & racks, 50 lbs+ in the bags. 80 lb is over 50% of my body weight. I was hauling alot of stuff including dress clothes.
Total elevation gain...
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