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08-03-09, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,012
Posted By Raleigh531

This is a LONG-TIME problem for internet forums....

This is a LONG-TIME problem for internet forums. When a person asks *how* to do something, people should have the courtesy not to interject their opinions of whether or not it should be done in the...
08-03-09, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,012
Posted By Raleigh531

I know this thread is more than 4 years old, but...

I know this thread is more than 4 years old, but I don't care. I'm quite sure the idiotic mentality of *not* answering a poster's question has survived over the years.

This poster did not ask for...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By Raleigh531

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Forum: Commuting
07-12-09, 09:11 AM
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Views: 666
Posted By Raleigh531

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Forum: Commuting
07-10-09, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By Raleigh531

Commuting w/ Gary Fisher Simple City

I'd like to hear anyone's opinion on the use of the Gary Fisher Simple City series for commutes. First hand experience is great or just an opinion from looking at the bikes' design and taking your...
04-06-09, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Raleigh531

Hmm...no. This is what I found:...

Hmm...no. This is what I found: http://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=details&Affiliate=3&PageID=30&SKU=CR7342
04-05-09, 08:59 PM
04-03-09, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By Raleigh531

Well that was a pain in the ass. Had to remove...

Well that was a pain in the ass. Had to remove both the fixed cog and freewheel which was not fun as the fixed cog and lockring were put on with blue loctite. I've never messed with cone adjustment...
04-01-09, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By Raleigh531

Loose back wheel

My rear wheel is a flip/flop hub installed on horizontal dropouts. The nuts are tight. The hub seems to shift back and forth on the axle though. I can grab the top of the wheel and move it side to...
03-28-09, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By Raleigh531

You need non-directional tension on the chain....

You need non-directional tension on the chain. When you backpedal against a fixed gear, you must have tension. The only way to do that if you have vertical dropouts is to make the chain exactly the...
03-28-09, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By Raleigh531

These cannot be use with fixed gears

These cannot be use with fixed gears
03-28-09, 06:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By Raleigh531

Well, I'll say this... it's not ideal. Easy...

Well, I'll say this... it's not ideal.

Easy enough to make a single speed with vertical dropouts, but fixed is going to be either troublesome or expensive.

You've got two options if you're...
03-28-09, 05:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,746
Posted By Raleigh531

One thing I have a strong aversion for is paying...

One thing I have a strong aversion for is paying insurance companies. I'd love to have enough excess cash to post my own insurance bond so I wouldn't have to shell out every 6 months.

Really, I...
03-28-09, 05:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,746
Posted By Raleigh531

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_jIqdtFXB9hE/Sc4JFcrcdeI/AAAA...

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_jIqdtFXB9hE/Sc4JFcrcdeI/AAAAAAAAABY/2vmmmjmQjLg/s720/car%20meadow.JPG

Yeah, you're right...it just doesn't have that same peaceful feeling.
03-28-09, 05:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,609
Posted By Raleigh531

I remember considering something similar a year...

I remember considering something similar a year or so ago with my fg/ss. But after researching cost, I found it wouldn't cost me much more to just build a whole bike. Maybe if you build the wheels...
03-28-09, 05:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,691
Posted By Raleigh531

I like all kinds of bikes... except really stupid...

I like all kinds of bikes... except really stupid ones.

I love my fg, but I've been thinking of picking up a Gary Fisher Simple City for cruising around town and long slow rides on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-09, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By Raleigh531

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn18/redsche/ga...

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn18/redsche/gay_thread.jpg?t=1238188098
03-21-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,355
Posted By Raleigh531

I'm not real sure what the height difference is...

I'm not real sure what the height difference is between the saddle and the bar. Bike isn't here right now. But I do know the frame is on the small side for me... it's a 51.5cm and I really need a 54.
Forum: Southeast
03-21-09, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,344
Posted By Raleigh531

Opinions: *Is Atlanta one of the less-ideal...

Opinions:

*Is Atlanta one of the less-ideal cities for commuting/going car free? If no, then what specific areas of Atlanta do you think are best for this?
03-21-09, 07:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,355
Posted By Raleigh531

Numb wrists

My wrists and hands start to go numb after I ride for a few miles. I've got a plain riser bar with Oury grips, now. Would changing to drop bars possibly help this?
10-22-08, 08:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,689
Posted By Raleigh531

Actually, it was both nice and on-topic.

Actually, it was both nice and on-topic.
10-22-08, 04:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,689
Posted By Raleigh531

Growing up is better than growing sideways. So...

Growing up is better than growing sideways. So you should not take offense... or at least, not as much offense as if someone told you to grow sideways. And I don't think anyone said that. So yeah.
10-22-08, 04:58 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,786
Posted By Raleigh531

Yeah! You don't get it! You don't... get it....

Yeah! You don't get it! You don't... get it. Maybe?

Wait, what?
10-21-08, 08:03 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,786
Posted By Raleigh531

Pics? Who wants to see pictures of such gender...

Pics? Who wants to see pictures of such gender confusion. I tell ya... once we gave them the right to vote, it all went downhill.
10-21-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,689
Posted By Raleigh531

Yeah, that's what I said.

Yeah, that's what I said.
10-21-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Raleigh531

I considered that actually... one at a time with...

I considered that actually... one at a time with the dremel. I figured it would come out looking pretty terrible. So I thought I'd just tell people it's a chain guard designed to look like a chain...
10-21-08, 06:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,689
Posted By Raleigh531

I've definitely noticed this. It seems if you...

I've definitely noticed this. It seems if you desire anything *other* than to buy a new bike, they really don't want to talk to you. I like a shop that has a passion for bikes, not a passion for...
10-21-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Raleigh531

Actually, they aren't riveted. They're welded...

Actually, they aren't riveted. They're welded together. There's no bolts of any kind.
10-21-08, 05:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,689
Posted By Raleigh531

Your best bet is to find a little indie shop that...

Your best bet is to find a little indie shop that specializes in fixed gear builds and/or vintage builds. We have a couple around my area and they're the only shops I'll really buy anything from. The...
Forum: Foo
10-21-08, 05:39 PM
Replies: 79,688
Views: 1,598,447
Posted By Raleigh531

Me, too. I'm getting too fat just sitting on...

Me, too. I'm getting too fat just sitting on internet forums.
10-21-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,689
Posted By Raleigh531

There are car dealers that will let you take a...

There are car dealers that will let you take a car home overnight and try it out.

Bike shops could do the same if it wasn't for the average mentality of "new"-crazed consumers - (a credit card and...
10-21-08, 04:18 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,786
Posted By Raleigh531

Wait... there are girls that ride fixed gear?

Wait... there are girls that ride fixed gear?
10-21-08, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Raleigh531

I just measured my hub. It's spaced for 135mm. So...

I just measured my hub. It's spaced for 135mm. So perhaps I should look for something a little newer?
Forum: Southeast
10-21-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,344
Posted By Raleigh531

Just got my new lockring and tools in so I'm...

Just got my new lockring and tools in so I'm thinking of taking the fixie out on the Silver Comet tomorrow. I've had forces against me the last two attempts. On the first, I ripped the lockring off...
Forum: Foo
10-21-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 79,688
Views: 1,598,447
Posted By Raleigh531

My wine knowledge extends about as far as to buy...

My wine knowledge extends about as far as to buy the $7 bottle of Yellow Tail rather than the $4 bottle of whatever. Scotch is my drink of choice which is the main reason the Vortex ranks high on my...
10-21-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Raleigh531

What type(s) of frames should I look for to fit these wheels?

I imagine it's more common to look for wheels to fit a frame, but I'm trying to go the other direction. I've got a set of 700c wheels with 35-width tires. I want to use this tire width. The rear...
Forum: Foo
10-18-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 79,688
Views: 1,598,447
Posted By Raleigh531

I'd recommend: Cafe Intermezzo Gordon...

I'd recommend:

Cafe Intermezzo
Gordon Biersch
R. Thomas
Fogo De Chao

or

The Vortex if you just want a huge liquor selection and mediocre food.
Forum: Foo
10-18-08, 03:20 PM
Replies: 79,688
Views: 1,598,447
Posted By Raleigh531

I'm sitting at home drinking Glenmorangie Nectar...

I'm sitting at home drinking Glenmorangie Nectar D'or, eating a toasted italian sub, and watching Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. I also keep thinking about women. I love women. I think I need...
10-16-08, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Raleigh531

10 speed conversion to single speed

I just converted a 10 speed mixte Peugeot to a single speed. I was amazed how easy it was. The dished rear wheel worked just fine as-is. I unscrewed the multi-speed freewheel and screwed on a 16T...
10-15-08, 04:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By Raleigh531

Forum: Southeast
10-15-08, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 79,344
Posted By Raleigh531

I was under the impression that the Silver Comet...

I was under the impression that the Silver Comet had been paved "the other direction" from the official start in Smyrna all the way to Atlanta. But when I rode it a couple days ago, it only goes...
10-15-08, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By Raleigh531

Yeah, the bike came with front and rear brakes.

Yeah, the bike came with front and rear brakes.
10-15-08, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By Raleigh531

The ACS freewheel was just a bit too loud for my...

The ACS freewheel was just a bit too loud for my tastes on the test run. I think it'll go in the drawer until a project comes up that needs it.
10-14-08, 07:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,856
Posted By Raleigh531

Sweet bike man. Don't let these snobs deter you...

Sweet bike man. Don't let these snobs deter you from salvaging a perfectly good bike.
Forum: Foo
10-13-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 633
Posted By Raleigh531

Try this on your mountainie ...

Try this on your mountainie
http://www.afjv.com/press0507/050701_tour_de_france.gif
10-13-08, 10:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,161
Posted By Raleigh531

I understand that fear of the crazy SUV drivers...

I understand that fear of the crazy SUV drivers barreling towards you at 80MPH without thought or reason. I also realized that many of these suburban soccer-mom SUV drivers exercise early in the...
10-13-08, 10:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,856
Posted By Raleigh531

Grammar puns. The epitome of evening boredom... ...

Grammar puns. The epitome of evening boredom...

OK, back to tossing ice cubes at the sink
Forum: Foo
10-13-08, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 633
Posted By Raleigh531

I feel like I'm getting too old for mountain...

I feel like I'm getting too old for mountain biking. Better left to the young whipper-snappers that can heal quick after crashing into logs. I may just drop my bike collection down to one or two road...
10-13-08, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By Raleigh531

Lockring came off

I tightened the cog with this: http://www.parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=4&item=SR-1

I tightened the lockring with this: http://www.parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=25&item=HCW-5

I...
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