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06-29-06, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By r-dub

I too would go with a clamp-on or...

I too would go with a clamp-on or seatpost-mounted water bottle cage, but to answer your question, no, there will be no problem drilling two holes (if done properly) in a steel rockhopper being used...
06-29-06, 06:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 36,058
Posted By r-dub

I'm a part-time wheelbuilder with a small private...

I'm a part-time wheelbuilder with a small private shop. I primarily do commissions (I have a few built wheels, but mainly for demonstration) and mainly fixed-gear stuff (because they're popular right...
06-18-06, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By r-dub

If you're willing to deal with someone across the...

If you're willing to deal with someone across the bay I do lots of wheelbuilding in Oakland. PM if you're interested in details.
06-14-06, 11:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,593
Posted By r-dub

damn...can't make it...wedding that weekend.

damn...can't make it...wedding that weekend.
06-14-06, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By r-dub

I'm still waiting to get a real sug75 spindle to...

I'm still waiting to get a real sug75 spindle to measure, but there's a sizeable community in the bike industry that will tell you the sugino 75 is still ISO. I've installed them on both ISO and JIS...
06-13-06, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,029
Posted By r-dub

all bike bearings are rather low grade...the load...

all bike bearings are rather low grade...the load is very small compared to bearing load in much high-speed machinery. If you go to a bearing shop, don't ask for high-grade bearings w/o specifiying...
06-13-06, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By r-dub

70 is a bit low for many applications (and...

70 is a bit low for many applications (and riders). When I'm building I generally aim for about 80-90 for a box front, 90-100 for a V front. 100-110 for a box rear, 110-120 for a V rear. When spokes...
06-12-06, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By r-dub

tool's not that expensive. The park one works...

tool's not that expensive. The park one works well and is worth its weight in gold...especially if you are buildingtruing more than one set of wheels in the next 20 years.
06-12-06, 03:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,201
Posted By r-dub

I'm only allowed to go by the shop after hours or...

I'm only allowed to go by the shop after hours or with empty pockets. The place is less bike shop and more gallery.
06-11-06, 07:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,805
Posted By r-dub

Don't be talkin' s*** on the hyphydrome.

Don't be talkin' s*** on the hyphydrome.
06-11-06, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By r-dub

yet more proof that there's rarely anything new...

yet more proof that there's rarely anything new in bicycling.
Sprung seatposts
cut-out saddles
airless tires
etc
06-10-06, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By r-dub

If you're just getting into it, get a cheapo...

If you're just getting into it, get a cheapo summit uni off of craigslist for 25 bucks. That way you can drop it all you want, abuse it and eventually break it and not worry about it. Once you have...
06-10-06, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 973
Posted By r-dub

I get a 2-3000 miles out of a rear. Upwards of 6k...

I get a 2-3000 miles out of a rear. Upwards of 6k out of a front. Many thousands of miles out of each brake pad, too. I mess for a living and can't afford to be running through tires with the miles I...
06-04-06, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,186
Posted By r-dub

on a related note, I'm surprised that shops are...

on a related note, I'm surprised that shops are willing to send potential customers out into traffic on a fixed-wheel bike with no hand brakes and no skills test beforehand. That's just asking for a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-06, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,421
Posted By r-dub

my pocket rocket has three. I've used the...

my pocket rocket has three.

I've used the twofish on my track bike for long street rides with no problems.
06-01-06, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By r-dub

I use promenades on two of my bikes and I use...

I use promenades on two of my bikes and I use those bikes more than any others (I'm a messenger and spend many hours/day in the saddle.) I also have hand and wrist issues, which were practically...
06-01-06, 04:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,307
Posted By r-dub

Don't know what y'all are smoking. San Jose (the...

Don't know what y'all are smoking. San Jose (the city) ****ing rocks!
Decent transit system.
The only Velodrome in the Bay Area.
Incredible Mexican food (perhaps the best in outside of Mexico,...
05-31-06, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,010
Posted By r-dub

If it's only visible under load then it's not the...

If it's only visible under load then it's not the spindle that's bent. More likely frame flexing.
05-30-06, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,333
Posted By r-dub

A custom stainless frame from Columbine can...

A custom stainless frame from Columbine can easily set you back 10K...
05-29-06, 09:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,707
Posted By r-dub

I did a search for those looking for more narrow...

I did a search for those looking for more narrow clinchers. Only offerings from QBP (main bike parts distro in the US) are Michelin Pro 2 Race tires at 20mm, a few Tufo offerings ranging from 20-22,...
05-29-06, 09:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,707
Posted By r-dub

There's lots to get annoyed about, but the...

There's lots to get annoyed about, but the hegemony of the bike industry doesn't even make my top 100. What does is the pathology (inspired by modern marketing, which certainly makes my top...
05-29-06, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,323
Posted By r-dub

private information

private information
05-29-06, 05:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,809
Posted By r-dub

It's true, no town does anal sex quite like SF...

It's true, no town does anal sex quite like SF...
05-29-06, 05:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,707
Posted By r-dub

I'm a little disappointed that beginning with...

I'm a little disappointed that beginning with comment #5 it seems that no one read the OP's question. This was not a discussion about why tires are so narrow or what is the best setup for joe...
05-29-06, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By r-dub

having a 16 spoke wheel built by anyone other...

having a 16 spoke wheel built by anyone other than a competent wheelbuilder = bad idea.
05-29-06, 02:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By r-dub

I put out a similar question almost exactly a...

I put out a similar question almost exactly a year ago for a track frame, here's the responses:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=110514&highlight=giordana
05-29-06, 02:16 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,891
Posted By r-dub

Not what you're thinking, but my main bike (until...

Not what you're thinking, but my main bike (until I destroyed it last week) was a Masi 3V w/ preacher bars and a SA AWC 3sp rear wheel. Best. Bike. Ever.
05-29-06, 02:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,707
Posted By r-dub

though there are other things in play, it is...

though there are other things in play, it is generally true that at a given pressure, wider tires give lower rolling resistance. This is purely academic for the most part, but modern high-pressure...
05-29-06, 01:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,543
Posted By r-dub

QBP (the main distro) only sells them w/...

QBP (the main distro) only sells them w/ chainring. I can imagine a shop getting them and taking the chainring off to sell separately, though. I really don't understand the shop selling them (on a...
05-28-06, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,543
Posted By r-dub

The original Vigorelli had problems in the way...

The original Vigorelli had problems in the way the spider was attached to the cranks. The design was intended for track use only (pushing forward on the cranks). When kids started using them on the...
05-26-06, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By r-dub

I have an absolutely astouding 1994 Bob Jackson...

I have an absolutely astouding 1994 Bob Jackson track bike. Very very high attention to detail and a great ride (track only, though...this baby doesn't see asphault)
05-25-06, 06:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,593
Posted By r-dub

I've got a poker night in pacific palisades...

I've got a poker night in pacific palisades planned, but y'all a'int invited. I get all of the rich people's money, you keep your hands off!
05-25-06, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By r-dub

who the **** tags corporate logos and...

who the **** tags corporate logos and characters?? Back in my day folks got killed for far lesser offenses.
05-25-06, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By r-dub

the folks in classic/vintage would know a lot...

the folks in classic/vintage would know a lot more than us in here.
05-23-06, 11:48 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 9,606
Posted By r-dub

I've been promised Judah in turbo mode, but he's...

I've been promised Judah in turbo mode, but he's never delivered when I'm around. Maybe we should have a 'wrestling with drunken Judah' event. Put me on the list first.
05-23-06, 11:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,772
Posted By r-dub

A pic from the polo fields tonight of my angus...

A pic from the polo fields tonight of my angus all dolled up:

http://static.flickr.com/49/152315124_55a0b31cf7.jpg
05-23-06, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By r-dub

+1 on this. My partner's parkpre crit bike from...

+1 on this. My partner's parkpre crit bike from '93 (team shaklee) is much steeper than my IRO.
05-23-06, 12:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,593
Posted By r-dub

not a long beach fixie crew (that I know of) just...

not a long beach fixie crew (that I know of) just folks that I used to live/drink with.
05-22-06, 11:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,593
Posted By r-dub

I was referring to encino as 'in the valley'....

I was referring to encino as 'in the valley'. Pasadena is 'in the armpit'.

Sloppy: why you so defensive on the socal thing? It's a little middle school. Folks don't '*****' about the valley...
05-22-06, 10:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,593
Posted By r-dub

Looks like I'm around 75% on this. I've just...

Looks like I'm around 75% on this. I've just contacted my Long Beach crew, who tell me that if I don't show up they'll chop off something precious to me. My pasadena crew is giving me full city...
05-19-06, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By r-dub

bags of 72 should cost 15-16$ at any bike shop...

bags of 72 should cost 15-16$ at any bike shop that deals with velocity or has a qbp account. I have some, but haven't tried them out yet.
05-18-06, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,429
Posted By r-dub

I really really really hope it's true, but I'm...

I really really really hope it's true, but I'm not holding my breath. She's a bit of a flake as a council member.
05-17-06, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,517
Posted By r-dub

oooh, nice

oooh, nice
05-17-06, 12:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,517
Posted By r-dub

thank you. I wanted to keep with the WCW theme...

thank you. I wanted to keep with the WCW theme and do a "this is just to say..." (once did 99 of those for my partner at the time...she wasn't impressed), but couldn't come up with anything good....
05-16-06, 11:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,517
Posted By r-dub

theFGE, I've given you all and now I'm nothing. ...

theFGE, I've given you all and now I'm nothing.
theFGE two dollars and twenty-seven cents May 17, 2006.
I can't stand my own deepV's.
theFGE when will we end the hipster war?
Go **** yourself...
05-16-06, 11:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,517
Posted By r-dub

respite---respite and nepenthe from thy memories...

respite---respite and nepenthe from thy memories of naked boys on fixies
05-16-06, 08:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,619
Posted By r-dub

When they ask you if you like fajitas, just say...

When they ask you if you like fajitas, just say no.
05-16-06, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By r-dub

No, you've got it backwards. It keeps the top...

No, you've got it backwards. It keeps the top tube nice and cool, very important if you store beer in your tubes.
05-16-06, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By r-dub

child labor...you get what you pay for.

child labor...you get what you pay for.
05-15-06, 11:23 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,425
Posted By r-dub

Yeah, I certainly didn't mean to single you out....

Yeah, I certainly didn't mean to single you out. I think folks having opinion about builds and styles a good thing. The intensity of me-too-ing, personalizing of insults, and constant need to one-up...
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