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Forum: Touring
02-21-10, 01:11 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 270,844
Posted By thebeard

I have a question. I'm usually just a commuter...

I have a question. I'm usually just a commuter and recreational rider. My main bike is a Giant TranSend. I love it to death. I'm also a backpacker/hiker. Naturally, I want to start doing light...
09-16-09, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,010
Posted By thebeard

I like the boards with a gap idea. Thanks. ...

I like the boards with a gap idea. Thanks.



Yeah, my estimation of size was a little big. I think 1/4-1/3" would be the best.
09-15-09, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,010
Posted By thebeard

I think we're on the exact same journey. Thanks...

I think we're on the exact same journey. Thanks for all of your postulations and help, dude.
09-15-09, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,010
Posted By thebeard

Woah, awesome! Thanks so much. This is pretty...

Woah, awesome! Thanks so much. This is pretty much exactly what I was looking for. The price is a little steep, but this confirms that something I was hoping for exists!

Thanks so much, Steve.
09-15-09, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,010
Posted By thebeard

Diy trailer bed

So a while ago, while it was on sale at Target, I purchased this trailer: http://www.instep.net/Product/Bicycle_Trailers/Detail/167_2008_Take_2_Bicycle_Trailer_12-QE125/ I bought it to use for...
09-13-09, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,375
Posted By thebeard

I see. Thanks! So rebuilding a wheel with the new...

I see. Thanks! So rebuilding a wheel with the new hub is the option. He knew going into it that it wouldn't be a cheap venture. He and I are both doing it for learning experiences.
09-13-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,375
Posted By thebeard

Haha, I know how it must happen. I guess I...

Haha, I know how it must happen. I guess I should've elaborated. He wants to know where to find one/how to get one, and secondly, if it was possible.

Thanks OldFatGuy
09-13-09, 07:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,375
Posted By thebeard

Coaster brake on Schwinn Varsity?

You've probably had a stupid question like this before, but:

My buddy wants to single speed his Schwinn Varsity (70's ob), and he wants to know if there's a way to put a coaster brake on it.
...
09-04-09, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,687
Posted By thebeard

Oh, ok. Thanks guys. That's the kind of info I...

Oh, ok. Thanks guys. That's the kind of info I was looking for. When I looked around, I saw a few good things about it. But then I caught wind of something about its integrity.

If anyone else has...
09-03-09, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,687
Posted By thebeard

giant cadex 890i carbon fiber?

A dude around here (Lincoln, Ne) is strapped for cash and is selling one of these for $100 in pretty good shape. He's been progressively dropping the price down from $200+ for a couple weeks. Can...
04-20-09, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By thebeard

Thanks so much guys!

Thanks so much guys!
04-19-09, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By thebeard

Thanks, guys. Does anyone have a tutorial,...

Thanks, guys.

Does anyone have a tutorial, video or otherwise, I could watch?

I just really need to know if respacing is possible. I went in to my lbs last spring (when I first started the...
04-18-09, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By thebeard

I'm using the original cranks. I don't know, are...

I'm using the original cranks. I don't know, are those called 3-piece? I just really need to know if/how I can respace my rear hub in order to create a straight chainline. Just tell me if you need...
04-17-09, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By thebeard

Rear wheel help.

So, after 6 months, I finally have time to worry about getting my single speed together. I have to tell you, though, that I'm afraid I've made a mistake.

All opinions aside, I'm converting my...
11-16-08, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By thebeard

Thanks guys! If anybody has any other...

Thanks guys!

If anybody has any other suggestions, that would be great!
11-16-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By thebeard

Please recommend me a bike!

I've read the majority of the FAQ thread. Now I just need to know what's available. I ride a Giant for my everyday commuter, and I know Trek makes ok mtbs, but I'm sure there are decent ones out...
10-14-08, 10:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,920
Posted By thebeard

I have nothing against people riding, hence the...

I have nothing against people riding, hence the reason I'm on this forum. I just thought it was crazy that these dudes were just painting them, putting tin foil in the spokes, and being all stoked...
10-14-08, 10:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,920
Posted By thebeard

Oh, ok. Sorry for the outburst. I hear statements...

Oh, ok. Sorry for the outburst. I hear statements like that a lot, and usually, they have a negative connotation.




But really. I don't live in a big city. Is this really a new trend in the...
10-14-08, 09:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,920
Posted By thebeard

Nebraskan's have accents? Really. To tell you the...

Nebraskan's have accents? Really. To tell you the truth, there are no "drawls" in my part of the state. You have to hit Oklahoma to start hearing that ****.

Don't stereotype. Nebraskan's aren't...
10-14-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,920
Posted By thebeard

What's a "scrapper bike"?

Seriously. I googled this crap. Is it really a bunch of young African American gentlemen that take random bikes, spray paint them, and then take colored tin foil and put it in the spokes?
...
10-14-08, 09:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,597
Posted By thebeard

Good list. I could say something awesome about...

Good list. I could say something awesome about each band! I'm soo bored and don't have school tomorrow so i will!


His Hero Is Gone - Crust=good
Ampere - Yes. I saw them when I was 17 and ****...
10-13-08, 05:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,597
Posted By thebeard

Kidcrash and Pg.99 are my jams! I cannot get over...

Kidcrash and Pg.99 are my jams! I cannot get over the guitar work on jokes...it takes me back to the days of Hot Cross.


Charles Bronson...not so much. More like CombatWoundedVeteran.
Orchid=...
10-12-08, 10:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,597
Posted By thebeard

Word. It happens waaaaay too much.

Word. It happens waaaaay too much.
10-12-08, 09:52 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,924
Posted By thebeard

WTF!!!! Did you rob some studios or...

WTF!!!! Did you rob some studios or something!?!?!?!?

Those are seriously some of the best costumes I've ever seen.

****.
10-12-08, 09:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,597
Posted By thebeard

The only good Underoath--and it's not good that I...

The only good Underoath--and it's not good that I look back on it now--was the Underoath I listened to when I was 16.

I don't listen to music on my bike. But here's a list of albums that really...
10-11-08, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By thebeard

Thanks guys! That's actually what I was thinking,...

Thanks guys! That's actually what I was thinking, but I saw something about a 2:1 ratio or something. Although, I don't know exactly what that ratio was referring to.
10-10-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,293
Posted By thebeard

NOOOOO BRAAAAAKKKEEESSSSS! Skeeter is such a...

NOOOOO BRAAAAAKKKEEESSSSS!
Skeeter is such a hipster. Wait, no, he's not a hipster. He's wearing protective gear, cycling-specific knickers, and his bike color scheme isn't avant garde.
10-10-08, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By thebeard

Which gear ratio?

I don't want to delve into bicycle mathematics. I just want to know how these combinations size up based off past experience or knowledge.

And yes, I know that gear calculators exist and can...
10-09-08, 11:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,259
Posted By thebeard

I thank you sir!

I thank you sir!
10-09-08, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,259
Posted By thebeard

Reflective Tape

I know this has probably been posted/asked about a million times, but I'm too sick and too lazy to search. I know 3m makes a good one, but I couldn't find it.

All I need is a reasonably priced...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,683
Posted By thebeard

I used to work in a tire shop, and what we would...

I used to work in a tire shop, and what we would do when patching a tire is this: find and remove object, buff (sandpaper in bike world), buffing solution (alcohol like substance), glue, patch.

It...
10-07-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 977,095
Posted By thebeard

That makes me miss when Against Me! were...

That makes me miss when Against Me! were completely awesome. I had that shirt, but I can't wear it anymore because I'm too fat.

Boo!
Forum: Commuting
10-07-08, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 468
Posted By thebeard

Seriously one of the best companies out there. On...

Seriously one of the best companies out there. On the other hand, bikepartsusa.com is not. They're one of the worst.
Forum: Commuting
09-19-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,570
Posted By thebeard

21, male, I ride my bike to school and errands...

21, male, I ride my bike to school and errands everyday, I now can ride in the snow because I built my winter bomb single speed, probably wont commute in ice, and do commute in (light-moderate) rain
Forum: Commuting
09-18-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,675
Posted By thebeard

http://www.amazon.com/iHome-Bike-Beach-Speaker-Sys...

http://www.amazon.com/iHome-Bike-Beach-Speaker-System/dp/B000OCRCKA
Forum: Commuting
09-07-08, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,071
Posted By thebeard

left side: It's the opposite. In fact, it says it...

left side: It's the opposite. In fact, it says it on the shifters. The upper trigger lowers the gear, and the lower raises the gear (numerically).
Forum: Commuting
09-06-08, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,071
Posted By thebeard

Yeah, the triggers are awesome. The bike I had...

Yeah, the triggers are awesome. The bike I had before this had grip-shift, but once I got my transend, I never wanted to touch one again. In fact, I'm now turning that old bike into my single-speed...
09-06-08, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,534
Posted By thebeard

I like how subtle it is. The green color is cool.

I like how subtle it is. The green color is cool.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-08, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,071
Posted By thebeard

I don't have any clue as to why you would want to...

I don't have any clue as to why you would want to do this. The shifters transends have are absolutely amazing! But, yeah, you could. You'd also have to get new brake levers though, as the brake...
09-04-08, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By thebeard

Thanks Guys

Thanks Guys
09-03-08, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By thebeard

Single Speed MTB

I have an old Trek 800 Singletrack that I'm better off keeping than selling. I want to turn it into a single speed. I want a single speed, winter powerhouse with fenders. Snow tank. I'm not willing...
09-03-08, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By thebeard

Ok. I'll probably just do that. I know it was...

Ok. I'll probably just do that. I know it was kept in our garage for the majority of it's life. I think the headset needs replacing, or something. There is play between the steer tube and the head...
09-02-08, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By thebeard

Yeah, I knew it was a shot in the dark, but...

Yeah, I knew it was a shot in the dark, but nonetheless, you never know!

I'm not on this part of the forum, so I don't really know how you classic gurus are. You never know when you're going to...
09-02-08, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By thebeard

bump Anybody?

bump


Anybody?
08-31-08, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By thebeard

Help: 1987 Schwinn Mirada (womens)

I'm fixing my mother's barely ridden 1987 Schwinn Mirada. I need help with some specs.

First: Bottom Bracket. Anyone know what I need or have a site to reference me to?
Second: Headset. ""

If...
08-31-08, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 754
Posted By thebeard

OT: Grocery Pannner Find (cross post)

I posted this in commuting and utility, but you never know who's going to see it.

Long story short, my mom wants to fix up her old bike to haul groceries. We were at TJ Maxx, and I discovered...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-08, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By thebeard

Awesome DIY Grocery Pannier Find (cross post)

I posted this in utility, but I thought people in here might want to see.

Long story short, my mom wants to fix up her old bike to haul groceries. We were at TJ Maxx, and I discovered something...
08-31-08, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,124
Posted By thebeard

Awesome DIY Grocery Pannier Find!!!

Long story short, my mom wants to fix up her old bike to haul groceries. We were at TJ Maxx, and I discovered something awesome. They have these light-weight, sturdy, foldaway, handle-laden,...
08-30-08, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 186,814
Posted By thebeard

I'll post mine soon. On my right arm, I have a...

I'll post mine soon. On my right arm, I have a black-line picture of a road going into the sunset, with a cornstalk on each side. So many meanings.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-08, 11:53 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 26,434
Posted By thebeard

Yeah, I had heard your name before loads of...

Yeah, I had heard your name before loads of times, but I've never seen you. You guys used to play with TSIR and the likes a lot, right?
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