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02-10-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By striknein

A pipe cutter will do the job nicely as long as...

A pipe cutter will do the job nicely as long as you're not using it upside-down. The tool has a roller opposite the cutting head that prevents the end from flaring out. Place the tool so that the...
01-29-16, 09:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,587
Posted By striknein

Wow, this place hasn't changed a bit!

Wow, this place hasn't changed a bit!
01-20-16, 11:36 PM
11-13-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By striknein

Oh man those are awesome. I wish I needed one.

Oh man those are awesome. I wish I needed one.
11-08-15, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By striknein

The photo clearly says shimano.

The photo clearly says shimano.
10-28-15, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,506
Posted By striknein

Does the front derailleur guide the chain onto...

Does the front derailleur guide the chain onto the granny ring when there's no cable attached?
09-29-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By striknein

The utility specifies the size of the transformer...

The utility specifies the size of the transformer based on the requirements of the site. Have you been in touch with the electric provider's design department?
09-15-15, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By striknein

Try re-seating the wheel? Maybe it was cocked to...

Try re-seating the wheel? Maybe it was cocked to one side when it was installed.
08-29-15, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 953,030
Posted By striknein

Scrod, Have you ever paid for it?

Scrod,

Have you ever paid for it?
08-29-15, 01:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By striknein

Lugged CrMo Cyclo-Cross Fork | SOMA Fabrications...

Lugged CrMo Cyclo-Cross Fork | SOMA Fabrications (http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/cro-mo-cyclo-cross-lugged-fork)

400mm steer tube ought to do the job.
08-26-15, 10:47 PM
Replies: 24,460
Views: 1,926,834
Posted By striknein

Today I miss you guys. Well, some of you anyway.

Today I miss you guys. Well, some of you anyway.
08-25-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,525
Posted By striknein

A difference in spring tension between the two...

A difference in spring tension between the two arms is the most likely culprit. I would first back the tension screw out all the way. I'd then try to increase spring tension on both sides by placing...
08-24-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By striknein

I love my cr720s. Be advised though, their pads...

I love my cr720s. Be advised though, their pads are absolute garbage.
08-23-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By striknein

Don't forget cable housing ferrules and cable...

Don't forget cable housing ferrules and cable tips.
Forum: Commuting
08-21-15, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,091
Posted By striknein

Single 12" u-lock through the rear wheel, rear...

Single 12" u-lock through the rear wheel, rear and front triangle, braided/sleeved steel cable looped through front wheel.

theft isn't an issue in my town, but when I lock up my bike is almost...
08-11-15, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,501
Posted By striknein

Which deerhead RD? I had one with the Centeron...

Which deerhead RD? I had one with the Centeron arm and it shifted a 8-speed cassette like absolute garbage. I've always wondered whether the non-Centeron version shifted any better.
08-03-15, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By striknein

A headset is one of those rare parts on a bicycle...

A headset is one of those rare parts on a bicycle that quickly reaches the point of diminishing returns as the price tag increases. In fact, my first criteria for a headset is usually color/finish....
08-02-15, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By striknein

He's already solved that problem by speccing an...

He's already solved that problem by speccing an appropriate FD.
07-30-15, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,994
Posted By striknein

Break the link, throw away the inner, and install.

Break the link, throw away the inner, and install.
07-27-15, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By striknein

It's a minor issue; mostly when I'm locking up...

It's a minor issue; mostly when I'm locking up and need to spin the crank. I'll probably end up with a smaller chainring, as I'd really like to take advantage of the tighter spacing in the middle of...
07-26-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By striknein

Which drivetrain do you like more, and are you...

Which drivetrain do you like more, and are you comfortable doing the work yourself?
07-26-15, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By striknein

Cross-chaining and chainline

I recently built a new bike using a compact 2x10 drivetrain(48/34 front, 12-27 rear). I could have gotten away with a 1x10, but I occasionally need to use the 34t ring when carrying heavy loads....
07-25-15, 09:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,626
Posted By striknein

Their braided cable housing is absolute garbage....

Their braided cable housing is absolute garbage. I bought some of the silver stuff for my most recent build and had nothing but problems. I got so frustrated I threw it all out and replaced it with...
07-25-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By striknein

No.

No.
Forum: Commuting
07-23-15, 10:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 916
Posted By striknein

The best advice I can give is to always look as...

The best advice I can give is to always look as far ahead as you can. Failing that... How to Crash | Bicycling (http://www.bicycling.com/training/health-injuries/legend-fall)
07-20-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,420
Posted By striknein

I go front brake, rear brake, rear derailleur,...

I go front brake, rear brake, rear derailleur, front derailleur. That way I know the rear cable isn't somehow screwing with action on the front brake, and having the rear brake already setup makes...
07-18-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By striknein

What, exactly, are you talking about?

What, exactly, are you talking about?
07-17-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By striknein

Anodizing Metal at Home (The LJS method)...

Anodizing Metal at Home (The LJS method) (http://www.instructables.com/id/Anodizing-Metal-at-Home-The-LJS-method/)
07-17-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,622
Posted By striknein

I sort of went the other way: after building up...

I sort of went the other way: after building up several vintage bikes with assorted classic and modern components, I sold everything off and built a Soma Double Cross. Moving to a small apartment...
07-14-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By striknein

You do have options, though the easiest route...

You do have options, though the easiest route would be to find a used set of 26" wheels in the correct spacing. Anything else is going to require a frame modification, or building a wheel (or both)....
07-14-15, 06:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,790
Posted By striknein

If they're aiming at Brompton owners, they're...

If they're aiming at Brompton owners, they're gonna charge Brompton-owner prices.
07-14-15, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,580
Posted By striknein

Thanks! I'm not quite car-free yet, but my city...

Thanks! I'm not quite car-free yet, but my city has been steadily building infrastructure that will make it possible within the next year. I'm looking forward to that day.
07-14-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,812
Views: 359,148
Posted By striknein

Pride is a funny thing. When I owned my house, I...

Pride is a funny thing. When I owned my house, I used to be proud of being able to show it off to my friends and family. Living in the studio, I'm quite proud of myself for putting away those...
07-14-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By striknein

There may have been a few BMX flip-flop hubs back...

There may have been a few BMX flip-flop hubs back in the 80s and 90s that accepted a 29mm freewheel, but 24tpi/1.37" became the de facto standard at least 30 years ago. You certainly wouldn't find...
07-14-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,580
Posted By striknein

Soma Double Cross with 36 spoke wheels and a mix...

Soma Double Cross with 36 spoke wheels and a mix of 105 and Ultegra components. There's a rack installed now as well.

http://i.imgur.com/IeFfmQD.jpg
07-14-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By striknein

29mm freewheels and hubs are very uncommon, so...

29mm freewheels and hubs are very uncommon, so much so that you rarely see them mentioned.
07-13-15, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,812
Views: 359,148
Posted By striknein

I've tried to tell the abridged version of my...

I've tried to tell the abridged version of my story to friends, but somehow it turns into a manifesto. Put simply; I managed to go from a 2200 sqft house to living nearly car-free in a 400sqft studio...
07-13-15, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,580
Posted By striknein

I left my house with 3 bikes and a whole lot of...

I left my house with 3 bikes and a whole lot of parts. I brought one with me to the apartment and rented a storage unit for the rest, at a cost of about $50/month. I got so sick of riding what I kept...
07-13-15, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By striknein

Any single-speed freewheel would work. I...

Any single-speed freewheel would work. I recommend shimano mx-30's for an affordable, reliable option.

You don't need a tool to install a freewheel, but you do need one to remove it. Park's FR-6...
07-13-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,551
Posted By striknein

Some people enjoy building bikes, some enjoy...

Some people enjoy building bikes, some enjoy buying them, and some enjoy riding them. No group is "wrong," as the whole point for 90% of cyclists is to enjoy the bicycle.

I just completed my...
07-08-15, 07:20 PM
07-08-15, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By striknein

If you want index shifting with that suntour...

If you want index shifting with that suntour setup, you'll need suntour shifters. I have a set of accushift downtube shifters that will work, and rivendell bar-end pods if you're so inclined. Reply...
07-04-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 128,666
Posted By striknein

The tape is Bontrager Gel Cork. It's a perfect...

The tape is Bontrager Gel Cork. It's a perfect match for the honey brooks.

The tires are 28s I had lying around, and I think I'm good with the size. I may go to a 32 in the rear, depending on how...
07-04-15, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 128,666
Posted By striknein

hello. http://i.imgur.com/IeFfmQD.jpg

hello.

http://i.imgur.com/IeFfmQD.jpg
Forum: Commuting
07-04-15, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,982,519
Posted By striknein

This is Amos. I built him up over the weekend. A...

This is Amos. I built him up over the weekend. A rack's been installed, but I'm feeling too lazy to take another photo.

http://i.imgur.com/IeFfmQD.jpg
06-27-15, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By striknein

The chain and cassette are sold, among other...

The chain and cassette are sold, among other items. Everything's been updated.
06-26-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By striknein

Suntour Edge 4050 rear derailleur (7-speed...

Suntour Edge 4050 rear derailleur (7-speed accushift). Heavy rash. - $5.00

http://i.imgur.com/bqUEnQf.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xkMGllO.jpg

Suntour Edge 4050 DT shifters (7-speed accushift). -...
06-26-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By striknein

Shimano Z-series non-aero brake levers. - $5.00 ...

Shimano Z-series non-aero brake levers. - $5.00

http://i.imgur.com/t8OkkHl.jpg

Shimano 11-23t 9-speed cassette. It's filthy, I'm sorry. - $20.00

http://i.imgur.com/97mYfHK.jpg

Shimano...
06-26-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By striknein

Shimano BR-MT050 brake/shift levers. Missing...

Shimano BR-MT050 brake/shift levers. Missing barrel adjusters, but they shift fine. - $5.00

http://i.imgur.com/J5lQFZN.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/PgNA3qQ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/D7DxxNc.jpg
06-26-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By striknein

Shimano PD-1056 pedals. I believe these accept...

Shimano PD-1056 pedals. I believe these accept Look cleats. Bearings spin smoothly. - $5.00

http://i.imgur.com/vqurhWm.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/K5v1qJj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/nmRCir4.jpg
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