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05-12-12, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Harry Stone

I didn't think about that, you're right. These...

I didn't think about that, you're right. These tires are higher volume/lower pressure than the old ones. I did just what you said and it's fine. Thanks!
05-12-12, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Harry Stone

bulging rim?

I just changed out the tires on my long haul trucker, I want to try knobbies on it just to see how it rides. I put 2.1" mountain tires on Alex Adventurer 24.5 mm rims. The rear cantilever brakes...
05-01-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Harry Stone

who needs a bike lock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0UfJ2JLE-A
04-28-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By Harry Stone

local "bike guy" mechanic working out of his house

My local shop has always done fine by me, but just the other day I noticed that there's a local mechanic and used bike dealer in my neighborhood. I saw one of his ads on Craigslist. Although I'm...
04-28-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By Harry Stone

That's pretty common in a lot of businesses. ...

That's pretty common in a lot of businesses. Knowing a lot about what you sell doesn't necessarily mean you know a lot about selling.

I feel your pain, I was at the local shop yesterday looking...
08-08-08, 08:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,691
Posted By Harry Stone

I'm glad to hear it was nothing serious. You...

I'm glad to hear it was nothing serious. You need a little of my no-medical-insurance caution, man. You won't be improving your health if you kill yourself doing it. :p
07-29-08, 10:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,343
Posted By Harry Stone

Just wear proper cycling attire: ...

Just wear proper cycling attire:

http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson/upload/images/products/36633_large.jpg
07-24-08, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Harry Stone

Congrats!

Congrats!
07-24-08, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By Harry Stone

Good idea. Years ago I worked in a factory where...

Good idea. Years ago I worked in a factory where they got used quite a bit. I saw them loaded with lots of weight all the time.

Oh, and another vote for a Surly Long Haul Trucker. I started...
07-24-08, 08:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,773
Posted By Harry Stone

I would expect the same kind of responses here. ...

I would expect the same kind of responses here. It is sort of entertaining though to hear these people come up with a lot of silly excuses to hide what they really feel. I'd like to hear one of...
07-24-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,637
Posted By Harry Stone

Wow, that's ugly.

Wow, that's ugly.
07-22-08, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By Harry Stone

Cool idea. I'm planning on doing something...

Cool idea. I'm planning on doing something similar, my camera does time lapse video.
Forum: Foo
07-20-08, 05:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Harry Stone

Thanks Berardino, that helps too.

Thanks Berardino, that helps too.
Forum: Foo
07-20-08, 04:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Harry Stone

Thanks, that will help me out quite a bit.

Thanks, that will help me out quite a bit.
Forum: Foo
07-20-08, 03:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Harry Stone

If you don't mind, specifically what do you mean...

If you don't mind, specifically what do you mean about culture opposed to language? Aside from learning the language I'm curious to know how French and American culture differ because the people I'll...
Forum: Foo
07-20-08, 03:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Harry Stone

I never would have thought of that, thanks. There...

I never would have thought of that, thanks. There must be a Louis Vuitton presence in St. Louis, I'll look there.
Forum: Foo
07-20-08, 03:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Harry Stone

Thank you, Pretty Much Canada. My brother-in-law...

Thank you, Pretty Much Canada. My brother-in-law is Canadian. I think I might hit up the French teacher at the local high school and see about tutoring.

I work in a town called Cape Girardeau,...
Forum: Foo
07-20-08, 03:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Harry Stone

Thank you so much, both of you. This could be a...

Thank you so much, both of you. This could be a life-changing skill for me and your help is invaluable.
Forum: Foo
07-20-08, 02:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Harry Stone

Learning to speak French?

I work for a company that is growing internationally. It would be a great asset to me to learn to speak French. Out of desperation I'm asking for advice here. Has anyone here had to learn French from...
07-18-08, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Harry Stone

Congrats! Mine is a 54. I'm also mostly torso so...

Congrats! Mine is a 54. I'm also mostly torso so I've had the same experience. I think the stock saddle is awful. I had it changed out for a Brooks before I even took it home.

If you don't use...
07-18-08, 09:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,654
Posted By Harry Stone

People who act like that generally believe that...

People who act like that generally believe that they're just playing around. It's not that they think you'll take their actions as a joke, they know they're being aggresive and stupid. They just know...
07-18-08, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By Harry Stone

It's hard to resist. I went to the local shop...

It's hard to resist. I went to the local shop the other day to ask about building up a Surly Pacer. They had one built, with parts from a donor bike they got cheap so the price was good too. I...
07-18-08, 10:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,093
Posted By Harry Stone

Only if you give up.

Only if you give up.
Forum: Commuting
07-17-08, 12:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,616
Posted By Harry Stone

The best is when you're going faster than they...

The best is when you're going faster than they are, and they have to accelerate to pass you. Then they slow down again. And then without changing your speed you pass them and it all starts over.
07-16-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Harry Stone

Oh duh, sorry. I meant build instructions and a...

Oh duh, sorry. I meant build instructions and a list of tools, not necessarily a parts list. Sorry about that.
07-16-08, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Harry Stone

First build advice

Is there a resource on the net with something like a checklist for planning a build? I've never built a bike before and I want to get my act together before I start. I'll have the wheels built but...
07-13-08, 08:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,675
Posted By Harry Stone

I'm slow and it has nothing to do with the bike I...

I'm slow and it has nothing to do with the bike I ride :p
07-13-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,242
Posted By Harry Stone

Congrats Ben!

Congrats Ben!
Forum: Commuting
07-13-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By Harry Stone

No regrets at all here. I'm going to put racks...

No regrets at all here. I'm going to put racks and fenders on mine, and build a Pacer for skinny tires and nice weather.
07-12-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,959
Posted By Harry Stone

The owner at my local bike shop told me he sold...

The owner at my local bike shop told me he sold his son a Giant full carbon bike with Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels. He said his son was over 300 when he first started riding again after gaining loads...
07-11-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,959
Posted By Harry Stone

I weighed a little over 300 when I first got my...

I weighed a little over 300 when I first got my long haul trucker. I haven't lost much weight yet, but I've gone over railroad tracks at 25 mph with no damage. A touring bike can take it.
Forum: Commuting
07-08-08, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Harry Stone

I also went broke buying one. I love it. When I...

I also went broke buying one. I love it. When I bought mine about a month ago I was told the only one available in my size was green. I wanted green anyway. I put a B17 on it, I thought the stock...
07-06-08, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,157
Posted By Harry Stone

I saw one of those up close at the local shop. ...

I saw one of those up close at the local shop. They're really nice. Congrats!
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 01:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,037
Posted By Harry Stone

I stopped by a local shop the other day that I...

I stopped by a local shop the other day that I assumed would be like the shop mentined in the original post. They carry mostly high end road bikes and mountain bikes and have racing shwag all over...
07-02-08, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,162
Posted By Harry Stone

Them's some weird handle bars :p

Them's some weird handle bars :p
07-01-08, 11:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,049
Posted By Harry Stone

I've been at it a few weeks now. My clothes are...

I've been at it a few weeks now. My clothes are already getting looser, and people comment that I look like I've lost weight. I logged 25 miles on Sunday, my longest ride yet. Hills are getting...
07-01-08, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Harry Stone

The other bike shop in town went above and beyond...

The other bike shop in town went above and beyond and pulled the parts off a derailleur they had, and gave them to me for nothing.

When I told their mechanic about Shimano saying they didn't...
07-01-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Harry Stone

I thought it was DP8632, but it's not. The...

I thought it was DP8632, but it's not. The number I need is Y-5W598030 along with the nut which has no part number and is unavailable. Shimano told me on the phone earlier that the nut is...
07-01-08, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Harry Stone

I called Shimano. They tell me the part isn't...

I called Shimano. They tell me the part isn't available aftermarket. To get the nut that the cable clamp assembly screws into, I'll have to buy a new rear derailleur.
07-01-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Harry Stone

For anyone that ends up here from a search,...

For anyone that ends up here from a search, here's the exploded view of the M771 from Shimano:
...
07-01-08, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Harry Stone

Thanks, I looked it up in a QBP catalog too at...

Thanks, I looked it up in a QBP catalog too at the local shop and they showed a picture of DP8362. The picture doesn't match. It could just be that they changed the part though.

I was just...
07-01-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Harry Stone

Where to find part numbers online

I need to find the part number for the cable clamp assembly for a Shimano XT M771 rear derailleur. Is there anywhere to find that online?

Thanks!
06-30-08, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,342
Posted By Harry Stone

Yeah breaking the clamp bolt sucks but I consider...

Yeah breaking the clamp bolt sucks but I consider it a cheap education.

Thanks everyone for your help.

Oh, and I was very relieved to discover the bolt isn't threaded into the body of the...
06-30-08, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,342
Posted By Harry Stone

I just started over and adjusted it from scratch....

I just started over and adjusted it from scratch. Everything was working great. I was tightening down the shifter cable on the rear derailleur and was ready to call it good and the bolt head popped...
06-30-08, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,342
Posted By Harry Stone

Sorry, I should have replied. I can't find a...

Sorry, I should have replied. I can't find a part number on it, where should I look?

It has a little sticker that says: "Compatible with RD-7700(9s) & RD-7400(8s)

How do you make an indexed...
06-30-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By Harry Stone

That's good to hear. I hope to start soon too. ...

That's good to hear. I hope to start soon too. I rode about 25 miles yesterday to see how I will do with a 15 mile round trip.
06-29-08, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,342
Posted By Harry Stone

Well, that explains it. I have 7 clicks, and 8...

Well, that explains it. I have 7 clicks, and 8 positions. I need a 9 speed shifter.
06-29-08, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,342
Posted By Harry Stone

How would I index every cog with 8 speed shifters?

How would I index every cog with 8 speed shifters?
06-29-08, 03:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,342
Posted By Harry Stone

Deore XT with bar end shifter indexing

I have a Surly LHT complete. It's new and stock. My shifters are marked as 8 and 9 speed compatible. The rear shifter is only indexed for 8 gears as I count. It also indexes fine, but only for 8...
06-27-08, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By Harry Stone

I thought I was working awful hard...

So I finally bought a pump this week. My checking account has been in recovery mode after buying my bike. My tires seemed a bit low. Today I found out they were inflated to the minimum pressure. ...
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