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03-05-04, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By Simon Ed

Stapfam, Cheers M8. I was actually...

Stapfam,
Cheers M8. I was actually looking at a guy in the UK to handbuild some stuff but forgot to call him yesterday from work ;) I think I may have to go to 1.5's for the rear....
03-04-04, 11:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By Simon Ed

I have 32 hole Tioga XC (Double walled and...

I have 32 hole Tioga XC (Double walled and eyelets, 3bt spokes) I weigh 230 and carry about 10~15lbs in a pannier. I have had to have them trued 3 times, or about once a month since getting them. I...
03-03-04, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By Simon Ed

Don't have those but have the BBDB. If they are...

Don't have those but have the BBDB. If they are anything to go by then you will be well pleased with anything Avid makes. Try www.mtbreview.com for comments on what you are proposing.
03-02-04, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Simon Ed

They may have been metric sizes rounded up/down...

They may have been metric sizes rounded up/down to imperial.
03-02-04, 11:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,887
Posted By Simon Ed

This topic has seen a few rounds but its always a...

This topic has seen a few rounds but its always a good one :)

For a commuter and tourer I can't think of a better gearing system than an internal hub. The % of efficiency lost due to weight and...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-04, 11:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,251
Posted By Simon Ed

Nice one :)

Nice one :)
Forum: Commuting
03-01-04, 11:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,251
Posted By Simon Ed

Don't you guys have the right to bare arms :)

Don't you guys have the right to bare arms :)
03-01-04, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,959
Posted By Simon Ed

Well said dexmax! I took my bike to have a wheel...

Well said dexmax! I took my bike to have a wheel truing. He did it ina bout 2 minutes

"How much?" says I
"300 Yen (about $2.75)

Me (a bit surprised even though it took just 2 mins) "er, do...
03-01-04, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Simon Ed

I have Panaracer T-Serv 1.25. 3D Kevlar folding...

I have Panaracer T-Serv 1.25. 3D Kevlar folding tyre with a very high friction rubber but with 1mm deep tread on a narow bead about 12mm wide. I commute year round and havent had any unsure/slippy...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-04, 07:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,416
Posted By Simon Ed

Here Here! I finally found a way off the main...

Here Here! I finally found a way off the main roads without hurting my average spped too much. The smoke from crappy trucks here is a joke. Anyone who thinks the japs make good engines wants to take...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-04, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,315
Posted By Simon Ed

OMG you yanks are out of your minds with lawsuits...

OMG you yanks are out of your minds with lawsuits (Waits with flame ******ant blanket) I mean! This is going too far! The smacktard that got money from McDonalds should have been given the money but...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-04, 06:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,487
Posted By Simon Ed

Bump News Please!

Bump

News Please!
Forum: Commuting
02-13-04, 01:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By Simon Ed

Its probably the .308's they are carrying that...

Its probably the .308's they are carrying that puts him off :)
Forum: Commuting
02-13-04, 12:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,487
Posted By Simon Ed

Lets hope so! or at least something made out of...

Lets hope so! or at least something made out of carboanium ;) The bus company must have a good insurance policy.
Forum: Commuting
02-13-04, 12:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,914
Posted By Simon Ed

ROTFLMAO!! :) Classic!

ROTFLMAO!! :) Classic!
Forum: Commuting
02-13-04, 12:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,487
Posted By Simon Ed

Good man! Get a lawyer, the bigger the...

Good man! Get a lawyer, the bigger the bloodsucker the better. Looks like your evidence is irrefutable. Then get the bus company or better yet the assailant to pay your legal fees.

I would go for...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-04, 11:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,487
Posted By Simon Ed

Holy Smoke, some guy got off the bus, duffed you...

Holy Smoke, some guy got off the bus, duffed you up and got back on and noone did $hit? WTF!?!?!

I hope you nail the bus company to the wall, get the driver as an accessory to assault and can...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-04, 11:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,914
Posted By Simon Ed

Year round, cotton sweat pants T-shirt (Summer)...

Year round, cotton sweat pants T-shirt (Summer) t-Shirt & Swetshirt (Winter) Hybrid MTB/Road with Panniers.
Forum: Commuting
02-12-04, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By Simon Ed

LOL too true! Very sweet dog, but not much...

LOL too true!

Very sweet dog, but not much of a guard. I can't understand how they got such a ferocious image. I knew a guy with a Giant Schnauzer, now there is a bad tempered pup!
Forum: Commuting
02-11-04, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By Simon Ed

I have a 120lb Male Rottie, wags his tail at the...

I have a 120lb Male Rottie, wags his tail at the Fed-Ex guy *Sigh* LOL
Forum: Commuting
02-11-04, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Simon Ed

I agree, file the pads on the brakes to see if...

I agree, file the pads on the brakes to see if that improves them. Clean out the cable sleeves if they are old and possibly loosen them up inside with WD40. How about looking for an old but decent...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-04, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By Simon Ed

More productive, hmm, if we could see a graph on...

More productive, hmm, if we could see a graph on what times in what countries the majority of posts were made on this and other bike related sites I wonder how many would fall between 08:30 and 19:00...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-04, 12:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,739
Posted By Simon Ed

Don't you guys ever listen to King Armstrong? Its...

Don't you guys ever listen to King Armstrong? Its not about the bike :)

FWIW I upgraded a MTB to Tiagra. I asked the LBS guy about fiting 105 to it. He said he wouldnt bother. OK says I 'Whats the...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-04, 12:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By Simon Ed

Funny enough this is a hot topic on one of the...

Funny enough this is a hot topic on one of the Brit sites, soem guy was attacked by some teenagers. The general consensu was to grab at least one and kick the living daylights out of them. The plod...
01-27-04, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By Simon Ed

Surly Karate Monkey is highly recommended. It...

Surly Karate Monkey is highly recommended. It takes pretty much any components except more than 48t chain ring.

http://www.surlybikes.com

Also an article by Sheldon B
...
01-22-04, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Simon Ed

My usual tactic is to buy a cache of stuff that...

My usual tactic is to buy a cache of stuff that wears out, be that bike bits or boots! :D
01-18-04, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Simon Ed

Yeah I second that. The price of forks seem...

Yeah I second that. The price of forks seem excessive for roads/gentle offroad.

Go for rigid fork and save some $
Forum: Commuting
01-15-04, 11:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Posted By Simon Ed

Jeezuz! What a bunch of F**Ktards. I used to work...

Jeezuz! What a bunch of F**Ktards. I used to work in a plant that drew cold heading wire and galvanized it for bolts, wire fenses, bridge wire etc. One manager used to talk out of his ass so much you...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-04, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Simon Ed

Deal breakers

OK Guys, It's a weekday and you just woke up. What makes you wimp out and take the car/train/bus into work?

Gale force winds
Rain
Snow
All of the above
Too many beers
You did XXX miles at the...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-04, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Simon Ed

Love the ride in, neutral about the ride home...

Love the ride in, neutral about the ride home (dark nights and too many rectums on the road who just cant stand to miss that next red light 25 ft away) Spring will be a different story.
Forum: Commuting
01-13-04, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Simon Ed

LMAO! :D :D Almost as good as smearing...

LMAO! :D :D

Almost as good as smearing the handlebars with a 'Poison arrow frog'

Let us know what happens.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-04, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,875
Posted By Simon Ed

Robert, Do you want me to ask my guy...

Robert,
Do you want me to ask my guy at the LBS at to whether he can source you the hub you want whilst you cant find it locally?
01-09-04, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By Simon Ed

If you put on the new chain and select a gear at...

If you put on the new chain and select a gear at the rear that allows for the straightest chain line and it still skips then I would say that the teeth on your chainring are worn (Only saying this if...
01-09-04, 06:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,442
Posted By Simon Ed

A Cog can mesh against another cog (Like in a...

A Cog can mesh against another cog (Like in a gearbox or watch) whereas a Sprocket is a 'cog' made to accomodate a chain
01-08-04, 11:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,442
Posted By Simon Ed

Not bad for a $12 hub! :rolleyes:

Not bad for a $12 hub! :rolleyes:
01-08-04, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By Simon Ed

You put a new chain on it and nothing changes......

You put a new chain on it and nothing changes... :)
01-08-04, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Simon Ed

Tommy, I know it sounds that way but...

Tommy,
I know it sounds that way but when he showed me the problems that he came up against with the seat tube having places for a bottle or pump frame to screw into plus the frame itself...
01-08-04, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Simon Ed

Cougar, I recently upgraded my MTB...

Cougar,
I recently upgraded my MTB Hardtail to road components (Tiagra, as only they have shifters for flat bars) It can be a real dog to do and my LBS guy had the luxury of billions of...
01-07-04, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By Simon Ed

Robert :) Glad you got that Rohloff pitch in :) I...

Robert :) Glad you got that Rohloff pitch in :) I was almost foaming at the mouth lol
Forum: Commuting
01-07-04, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Simon Ed

LBM, It was his fault, I was just...

LBM,
It was his fault, I was just releived that he didn't blow the pushing around out of proportion and it was worth the $100 its going to cost to avoid jail. Beleive me, Japan is still in the...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-04, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Simon Ed

Thanks man, I guess it was...

Thanks man,
I guess it was inevitable that I would come off considering I ride on heavily congested roads. Probaly the accident was due to the fact that I wasn't in my 'eyes in the...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-04, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Simon Ed

I was coming down a slope during the fist few...

I was coming down a slope during the fist few minutes of my commute home. Two construction guys walked across the road with nary a glance in either direction. I was keeping an eye on them and the...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-04, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Simon Ed

1st Accident

Darn it! I hit somone last night and totaled my new front wheel :cry: I mean it looked like a Pringle (salted, not chive) Luckily neither of us was hurt but I wont get the new wheel till Friday ...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-04, 10:54 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,667
Posted By Simon Ed

I have just noticed that if I head out 10 mins...

I have just noticed that if I head out 10 mins earlier than usual thechance of being killed is slightly less than a junior officer in WWI :). Well the idiots are back behind the wheel after a nie...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-04, 09:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,695
Posted By Simon Ed

ARhhhh damnit whats going on? :) Update...

ARhhhh damnit whats going on? :)

Update please!
01-05-04, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By Simon Ed

1: On your forks and left rear of the frame there...

1: On your forks and left rear of the frame there should be a place to attach the caliper part of the disk brake.
2: The wheel hubs should have threads on the left side (if sat on the bike) to...
12-31-03, 10:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,442
Posted By Simon Ed

And another thing! All you nay sayers Taken...

And another thing! All you nay sayers

Taken from a UK watch site



Why It's Okay to Hate Rolex
by James Dowling
12-31-03, 10:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,442
Posted By Simon Ed

I dont get you guys that have it in for...

I dont get you guys that have it in for beautifully enginered things. Is it envy of not having the money to buy one for yourself?
Why is Rolex a marketing scam? Its not a Thigh Master for gods...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-03, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,655
Posted By Simon Ed

Compo seems a bit 'dodgy'. I bet you could pick...

Compo seems a bit 'dodgy'. I bet you could pick up a 2001 quality frame for next to nothing (I mean, who cares what age the frame is as long as it wasnt made so long ago that its wrought iron :) )...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-03, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By Simon Ed

1.25 are a great tyre for commuting.

1.25 are a great tyre for commuting.
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