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03-01-07, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By DanO220

Ghana Bicycle Project: help us help Ghana get on 2 wheels

Hey fellow cyclists of the Los Angeles area;

My name is Daniel O’Connnor, and I want to send your unused bicycle or bicycle parts
to a transportation needy person in Ghana, Africa.

I am...
01-02-07, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By DanO220

That was brilliant. I just might have to rent it...

That was brilliant. I just might have to rent it and watch the whole thing.

DanO
Forum: Commuting
11-29-06, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,931
Posted By DanO220

You can try moving 1, 2 or all of the spacers...

You can try moving 1, 2 or all of the spacers above the stem. That way you can try all those combinations without cutting the steerer tube on the fork. I suppose if you like the cleanest look...
11-02-06, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By DanO220

colored cable housings

Does anyone know of a good source for colored shift and brake cable housing like they used in the 80's and 90's. I've got an SR Semi Pro with light blue housings that need replacing.

DanO
11-02-06, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,904
Posted By DanO220

And Sci-Fi; Thanks for that info as well....

And Sci-Fi;

Thanks for that info as well. You know if I can get the frame powdercoated for $75 I might go for that. I'm going to see if I can contact Andrews. It's a nice lugged steel frame. And...
11-02-06, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,904
Posted By DanO220

Thanks for the lead cuda2k. By the way, I was...

Thanks for the lead cuda2k. By the way, I was checkin' out your bikes. They're all pretty similar to the 1980 SR Semi Pro I bought last night. I'm stoked. It's the same make, model and color that I...
11-02-06, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,904
Posted By DanO220

Well I've got halogen lamps. How long did you...

Well I've got halogen lamps. How long did you light 'em up for?
And was that spray can paint? Or did you use a spray gun?

DanO
11-02-06, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,904
Posted By DanO220

what temp to bake paint?

I read some of the posts on painting.. since I'm leaning toward painting my frame myself.

One thing I didn't see mentioned was if anyone had ever baked that paint job.

So I was wondering; if I...
10-31-06, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By DanO220

Just a bit after reading this I went looking and...

Just a bit after reading this I went looking and found a really nice SR Semi Pro 12 speed road bike for $150. And talk about sentimental appeal: this particular old road bike is identical, right down...
10-30-06, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By DanO220

My main ride is a Crosscheck with a single ring...

My main ride is a Crosscheck with a single ring up front and both single speed and 8 speed rear wheels, which I swap out depending on the mood. So this isn't an urgent project. And after sleeping on...
10-30-06, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By DanO220

After sleeping on it: If I can find the parts for...

After sleeping on it: If I can find the parts for a reliable single ring crank up front, I'm thinking of a coaster brake rear wheel. I think it would make a nice, clean looking cruiser that anyone...
10-26-06, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,870
Posted By DanO220

Yea, it can be done if you've got a modicum of...

Yea, it can be done if you've got a modicum of backyard engineering experience. I've done it myself. But this is one area where a nice stand makes life so much easier that you're just better off...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-06, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By DanO220

L.A.'s crappy roads is the reason I run around on...

L.A.'s crappy roads is the reason I run around on a cyclocross frame that can run big azz tires. Right now I'm compromising with some 700x35 touring tires. It seems they have simply stopped sweeping...
10-19-06, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By DanO220

I don't know why it's happening, but I know what...

I don't know why it's happening, but I know what you're talking about because my new wheel does the same thing. Of course it's a cheapo 55$ REI wheel with a cheapo $20 Nashbar cassette. It seems to...
10-19-06, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By DanO220

If it was a carbon fiber bar you'd already be...

If it was a carbon fiber bar you'd already be dead. Examine it for tiny cracks and try to give it a bend. If it feels good to go then it probably is. The good thing about aluminum is that you should...
10-19-06, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,011
Posted By DanO220

I just build up a geared rear wheel to put on my...

I just build up a geared rear wheel to put on my single speed Crosscheck so I could have a couple gears. I did it with really cheap stuff from Nashbar, as well as some stuff I had in the junk box. At...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-06, 10:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,287
Posted By DanO220

So what did the whole project end up costing?...

So what did the whole project end up costing? This would make a great comparisson for those thinking of building a similar commuter on a new frame.

And yea. The bike looks great. I bet you'd be...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-06, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By DanO220

It's most likely worst during the 15 or 20...

It's most likely worst during the 15 or 20 minutes just before the sun goes down. Have you considered either delaying your departure or pausing mid ride in order to let the sun dip below the horizon?...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-06, 12:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,350
Posted By DanO220

Damn. I was just getting back into the VLC since...

Damn. I was just getting back into the VLC since moving a month ago... and now you guys are transitioning into the extreme thing. Well, my commute features one characteristic which might label it a...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-06, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By DanO220

The wheel swap in back will be no problem....

The wheel swap in back will be no problem. Adjusting your brakes might or might not be necessary, but easy to do. Even the derailleur should work fine, as long as the gearing on both wheels is within...
09-21-06, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By DanO220

This is a text book example of why we all need...

This is a text book example of why we all need the right tools to pull our own crank arms and inspect our own bottom brackets. I'm only saying this because most people here know how easy it is to do...
09-19-06, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,730
Posted By DanO220

Yea, I would guess that the 10 year old shifter -...

Yea, I would guess that the 10 year old shifter - which is quite a few steps down on the Shimano's quality scale - has probably given up the ghost. Now if you can't find a cheap replacement combo...
09-19-06, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By DanO220

Well it sounds like adjusting the derailleur is...

Well it sounds like adjusting the derailleur is in order. Directions for setting the above and below limit screws - which in turn sets the chain location for each gear on indexed systems - are an...
09-19-06, 07:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By DanO220

REI commuter wheel

So I solicited your opinions on a budget Shimano Alivio rear derailleur for my commuter bike. And frankly, I was surprised and encouraged with the numerous positive responses. Well now how about the...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-06, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,149
Posted By DanO220

emergency stops

I had a to stop my bike fairly quickly the other day when a driver made a left hand turn in front of me. It wasn’t exactly an emergency, panic stop, which was good. Because honestly, it was a good...
08-14-06, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By DanO220

How about a Diet Coke can shim? I don't mean to...

How about a Diet Coke can shim? I don't mean to be a smart azz, but maybe there's something there. All I know is that I've been using the aluminum can shim system for years (MTB diameter bar in a...
08-02-06, 07:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,463
Posted By DanO220

What a bull crap answer. It really insults me...

What a bull crap answer. It really insults me when someone tries to double talk me like that. It would have me asking him "like what exactly does that mean? Which components in particular are not...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-06, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By DanO220

How about a picture of you wearing them in the...

How about a picture of you wearing them in the 'shoulder bag' mode?

DanO
Forum: Commuting
07-27-06, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By DanO220

If you want a wide rack why not buy the cheapest...

If you want a wide rack why not buy the cheapest one you can fine and bolt a thin plywood 'platform' to the top? That way you can cut your platform to whatever dimensions will best support your...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-06, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,317
Posted By DanO220

I can understand your reluctance to try and...

I can understand your reluctance to try and strike up a conversation - again - espcially when you know you're going to be offering constructive criticism on his commuting technique in short order....
Forum: Commuting
07-20-06, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By DanO220

I have a Surly Crosscheck with a rear rack and I...

I have a Surly Crosscheck with a rear rack and I mount a set of REI panniers on it. They are a lighter weight build than some of the expedition panniers I see recommended here. And I'd guess that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-06, 03:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,635
Posted By DanO220

What are we smokin'? I had no trouble finding the...

What are we smokin'? I had no trouble finding the steel/carbon and Ti/carbon bikes under the section titled '2006 bikes'. There's a whole subsection for each. Or are all the 2006 bikes gone already?...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-06, 10:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,045
Posted By DanO220

Well to get back to the OP; yes, if you're young...

Well to get back to the OP; yes, if you're young and in reasonable shape you can commute on a single speed, even over a route with some moderate climbs. Heck, I'm 46 and I ride my 18 mi round trip...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-06, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,227
Posted By DanO220

Well I've gotta say that at least the 3 Trek...

Well I've gotta say that at least the 3 Trek dealers I called could take a hint from NY/New Jersey. I know 3 shops don't necessarily reflect the entire L.A. metro area, but they really were as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-06, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,227
Posted By DanO220

Trek helmet replacement pads

I'm posting this here because y'all ride a lot of miles compared to some of the other forums, and probably wear out a few helmet pads.

Anyway, does anyone have a line on where I might order...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-06, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,286
Posted By DanO220

There are also racks that mount to the seatpost...

There are also racks that mount to the seatpost only. However they are limited to 20 or 25 pounds. You also wouldn't want to use one with a carbon fiber or light weight aluminum seat post, but it...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-06, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By DanO220

You know I've taken to wearing some nylon gym...

You know I've taken to wearing some nylon gym shorts instead of righteous cycling shorts on some of my shorter rides. And I have to say, I find that feeling the breeze where I normally don't is quite...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-06, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By DanO220

Well isn't that the (sometimes I'm embarassed to...

Well isn't that the (sometimes I'm embarassed to be) American way? Every unfortunate situation should be a pay day for someone. Why consider simply recouping your actual losses when you can bamboozle...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-06, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By DanO220

What kind of shirts and shorts are you riding in?...

What kind of shirts and shorts are you riding in? I noticed that when I'd ride in cotton T-shirts and shorts they'd get pretty wet and stay nasty all day long. So I invested in a half dozen quick dry...
07-12-06, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,592
Posted By DanO220

I agree that the 925 looks like a great...

I agree that the 925 looks like a great suggestion. If I were looking for a off the rack SS road bike I'd seriously consider LeMond's Filmore. Or the OP could get a Crosscheck and build it up SS....
Forum: Commuting
07-11-06, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By DanO220

Wear those 35's out first! I've run everything...

Wear those 35's out first! I've run everything from 28's to 38's on my bike. Right now I'm running some seriouisly treaded 38's on my 9 mile commute, as well as some longer rides. If my commute were...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-06, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,129
Posted By DanO220

Hey Madopal; Is that the aluminum cyclocross...

Hey Madopal;

Is that the aluminum cyclocross frame that was on Nashbar for a while. If so, what do you think of it? I thought building a disc braked commuter would be pretty neat as well.

DanO
07-06-06, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 671
Posted By DanO220

I saw a short titled 'Children Of God' at the...

I saw a short titled 'Children Of God' at the Bicycle Film Fest. It featured a bunch of kids who were sick of loosing their bikes to thieves. So they set a decoy out in the evening and staked it out....
Forum: Commuting
07-06-06, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,869
Posted By DanO220

You're right Alan. Although I've tried an...

You're right Alan. Although I've tried an internally geared hub on a road type bike (the Crosscheck is actually billed as a cyclocross frame, but makes a great all-arounder.) it wasn't Shimano's new...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-06, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,817
Posted By DanO220

I have a mountain/comfort/commuter type bike that...

I have a mountain/comfort/commuter type bike that I sometimes ride for 30 or 40 miles in a given day. It has some pretty high riser bars. I bought an extra pair of bar-ends and mounted them far...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-06, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,869
Posted By DanO220

Oh boy, here we go again. I think anyone who...

Oh boy, here we go again. I think anyone who rides up even a moderate hill on a Sram 7 speed in 2nd, let alone 1st gear, and can deny the obvioius grinding and crunching that's going on back there...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-06, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 439
Posted By DanO220

Same sort of thing happened to me. I arrived home...

Same sort of thing happened to me. I arrived home one night to find the single pannier I had mounted on my bike before leaving work GONE! For some reason I had put my wallet in my pocket, but it...
06-28-06, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,493
Posted By DanO220

I am a real bad bruiser. I have twice suffered...

I am a real bad bruiser. I have twice suffered hematomas on my thigh - the first from a motorcycle fall, and the second from a photography accident. (You know photography's a passion when you step...
06-22-06, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 426
Posted By DanO220

I gotta say, I didn't see anything I liked. ...

I gotta say, I didn't see anything I liked.

DanO
Forum: Commuting
06-22-06, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By DanO220

L.A. bicycle film fest...

So who's commuting there? I'm going to ride my single speed... going deep under cover.
DanO
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