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05-30-12, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,367
Posted By MilitantPotato

It can be done for about 90 + labor, if ya buy...

It can be done for about 90 + labor, if ya buy the parts online.
05-04-12, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By MilitantPotato

Nasty dent, should be safe to ride for a good...

Nasty dent, should be safe to ride for a good long while though.
Keep an eye on it for cracks, replace if any show up. See if Marin does crash/damage replacement on frames, some do.
05-04-12, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By MilitantPotato

You'll need to have the back of the fork drilled...

You'll need to have the back of the fork drilled to get the same brake up front. I did it to my 86' world sport and the stopping power went from almost none to being able to endo my 225lbs. I did...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-12, 02:22 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 10,949
Posted By MilitantPotato

Black bike (custom rodriguez,) other black bike...

Black bike (custom rodriguez,) other black bike ('86 world sport,) blue bike ('09 7.3 FX.)
05-02-12, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By MilitantPotato

247865 Much more intimidating ;)

247865
Much more intimidating ;)
04-25-12, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By MilitantPotato

One has free shipping.

One has free shipping.
04-21-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,940
Posted By MilitantPotato

Contact points (seat, pedals, bars/brake levers,...

Contact points (seat, pedals, bars/brake levers, etc) and brake pads.
04-21-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,628
Posted By MilitantPotato

It'd be a good idea to have the seat tube...

It'd be a good idea to have the seat tube scrubbed of rust. I'm having a brain fart on the name of the bit, but it's more or less steel wool on a rod. That may let ya get the seat post further into...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-12, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By MilitantPotato

Bolt cutters get through cable locks very easily,...

Bolt cutters get through cable locks very easily, U locks easily too, but thicker ones take more oomph. Cable locks should only be used to keep cheap stuff attached, like your $50 wheel or saddle. ...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 25,478
Posted By MilitantPotato

Graphite in the keyhole, teflon spray on the...

Graphite in the keyhole, teflon spray on the other bits. Doesn't need to be bicycle specific (same goes with every other type of lube used on a bike, but that starts a debate.)
If ya have some dry...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,214
Posted By MilitantPotato

Vittoria Rando Hypers, or Rando regular/plus if...

Vittoria Rando Hypers, or Rando regular/plus if ya want more flat protection. They're much less expensive, and IMO better than Marathon tires.
03-29-12, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By MilitantPotato

I'm pretty sure they all do unless stated...

I'm pretty sure they all do unless stated otherwise.
You just cut the brake housing where ya want the lever to go*. You may need to trim a CM or two off the housing, and may also need a ferrule or...
03-26-12, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,933
Posted By MilitantPotato

Ya need housing on both sides of the interrupt...

Ya need housing on both sides of the interrupt lever, so your setup works fine. I didn't have to re-wrap my bars after installing one on my bike that was already wrapped.
03-09-12, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,967
Posted By MilitantPotato

I went through three hard-cases, all of them had...

I went through three hard-cases, all of them had the tread pull off the casing within 400 miles of being new. I avoid them for a number of reason, durability being one.
03-07-12, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By MilitantPotato

Are you cross chaining? If not, start fresh on...

Are you cross chaining? If not, start fresh on the front setup.
Forum: Commuting
02-29-12, 03:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,965
Posted By MilitantPotato

My previous lady friends thought so.

My previous lady friends thought so.
Forum: Commuting
02-29-12, 03:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,988
Posted By MilitantPotato

I bought one over a standard pointy/vented/flashy...

I bought one over a standard pointy/vented/flashy helmet cause it's apparently safer. If I'm going to have a silly looking and uncomfortable doodad on my head for purported safety, it's going to be...
02-27-12, 02:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By MilitantPotato

Nail polish?

Nail polish?
Forum: Commuting
02-27-12, 02:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,744
Posted By MilitantPotato

Tripple shielding is a "higher performance"...

Tripple shielding is a "higher performance" method, or just aramidic/kevlar (fabric.) It's lighter, but less effective at stopping flats.
Double shielding is a fabric layer, with a dense rubber...
02-27-12, 01:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By MilitantPotato

Just to be clear, you're wanting to sand the...

Just to be clear, you're wanting to sand the edges of that ding down, not sand until the ding its self is gone. If you sand til the ding is gone, you'll at the very least have awful pulsating...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-12, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,744
Posted By MilitantPotato

After using about 4 tires from 4 brands...

After using about 4 tires from 4 brands (Schwalbe, Serfas, Bontrager, Vittoria) my current favorite tire is the Vittoria Ranndoneur.

There's a pro version that's pretty light, and the hyper which...
Replies: 8
Views: 8,673
Posted By MilitantPotato

Aero bars maybe? I chatted with a guy who had...

Aero bars maybe?
I chatted with a guy who had BMX style bars instead of a flat bar, his hands were at mid chest or so. He said it worked great, despite it looking odd.

There's Ergon GP1 grips,...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-12, 11:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By MilitantPotato

You can make them out of steel rod stock and...

You can make them out of steel rod stock and using a vice/pliers/vice grips.
02-15-12, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,260
Posted By MilitantPotato

I use a rag. Use one three foot or more...

I use a rag.
Use one three foot or more longer, roll it up length wise, hook it on the smallest cog, wrap it around a couple times, ending up on the largest cog, then wrap the the loose end over...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-12, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By MilitantPotato

It's sketch. Drivers turn off cross streets and...

It's sketch. Drivers turn off cross streets and leave parking spaces without expecting ya, people walk into the road without looking your way. I'd not do it regularly, but if it's a better option,...
02-10-12, 11:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,831
Posted By MilitantPotato

If you can stand over the larger bike, and it's...

If you can stand over the larger bike, and it's comfortable, get it. A comfortable bike fit is about your upper body position. So long as ya can pedal and not get racked when ya get off the saddle...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-12, 01:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,342
Posted By MilitantPotato

I'm 6'8" and got to ride a 36" wheeled cruiser...

I'm 6'8" and got to ride a 36" wheeled cruiser last year, it felt great. If they weren't so expensive, I'd swoop one up.
02-07-12, 01:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By MilitantPotato

Unless you're riding with knobby tires on a soft...

Unless you're riding with knobby tires on a soft surface, tread does nothing. I find, when using fenders, having my tires (which have syping for water/marketing also) "backwards" results in less...
02-07-12, 12:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,516
Posted By MilitantPotato

Until ya see cords, you're fine. Odds are that...

Until ya see cords, you're fine. Odds are that rubber is stiffer, so less traction. I'm guessing the sides are fine, so you won't be on the red bit in turns. Braking with the rear is useless, so no...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-12, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By MilitantPotato

Tubes are tubes. Super thin ones weigh less,...

Tubes are tubes. Super thin ones weigh less, and leak air faster, thick ones weigh more and require less topping up. Buy 'em cheap.

Ones with a smooth valve wear pump heads out slower, but the...
01-27-12, 02:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,036
Posted By MilitantPotato

Let's try a little word exercise today, folks. ...

Let's try a little word exercise today, folks.

First up, let's re-arrange some letters:
Wheel Fanatyk Tensiometer
Wheel Fantayk Tensiometer
Wheel Fantaky Tensiometer

Now, a fun part of...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,298
Posted By MilitantPotato

Yesterday I caught a huge pile of dog poop with...

Yesterday I caught a huge pile of dog poop with the back tire, thankfully I only smelled it when I stopped, double thankfully I have full coverage fenders.
Forum: Commuting
12-18-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By MilitantPotato

I just got a longer mud flap.

I just got a longer mud flap.
Forum: Commuting
10-18-11, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By MilitantPotato

Since they're expensive, and new, boot them with...

Since they're expensive, and new, boot them with a Park boot, folded dollar bill, a few layers of duct tape, or a strip of denim. If it starts bulging, replace it.

Also, for your physical well...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By MilitantPotato

I'm 225ish lbs, my stock rear wheel recently met...

I'm 225ish lbs, my stock rear wheel recently met the same fate as yours.

I picked up a "Handspun Pavement Series 5" wheel. The tension is mostly even, and the wheel runs true. The parts used are...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-11, 11:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,913
Posted By MilitantPotato

If more people recognized this, the cycling...

If more people recognized this, the cycling (maybe capitalist?) economy would collapse.
BAD CONSUMER! No credit cards for you!
Forum: Commuting
10-09-11, 01:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,430
Posted By MilitantPotato

Cascadia over Hardcores, SKS Longboards over...

Cascadia over Hardcores, SKS Longboards over Cascadia.
10-04-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,460
Posted By MilitantPotato

Like a person can lay on a bed of nails...

Like a person can lay on a bed of nails (skillfully) and not get impaled, if he stood on the nails with his feet, they'd likely impale him. A narrow tire at high psi cause objects to force...
10-03-11, 10:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,460
Posted By MilitantPotato

So you're aware, your odds of a pinch flat...

So you're aware, your odds of a pinch flat decrease at a higher pressure, but your odds of a debris caused flat tend to increase. As your contact patch shrinks, the pressure the tire exerts on the...
09-26-11, 11:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 946
Posted By MilitantPotato

Black bike and blue bike.

Black bike and blue bike.
09-26-11, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,328
Posted By MilitantPotato

I've this one...

I've this one (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_167563_-1___), picked it up for $5, and would of happily paid $10.
09-26-11, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,940
Posted By MilitantPotato

Don't over inflate your tires. They tend to fail...

Don't over inflate your tires. They tend to fail explosively if over-inflated. A little over max recommended is usually OK, but it's your well-being, and decision to push it. Also, rims can have a...
09-22-11, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By MilitantPotato

You can just install the spoke and bring it up to...

You can just install the spoke and bring it up to tension.
09-22-11, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By MilitantPotato

Yep. I'm sticking it in a 7.3fx I use for...

Yep. I'm sticking it in a 7.3fx I use for commuting. I'm hoping the A319 and DT Swiss spokes will fair better than the stock wheel set (Camino rim, paralax hub, crummy painted spokes.) To be fair...
09-21-11, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By MilitantPotato

Thank you very much HillRider.

Thank you very much HillRider.
09-21-11, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By MilitantPotato

Simple shimano hub compatibility question.

A Shimano T660 is labeled as a 9 speed, and my gut and previous experience says it's 8 speed compatible, but I need to be sure before ordering a rear wheel.
Will I need to source a spacer to slap an...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-11, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,920
Posted By MilitantPotato

Get a tire liner. Mr. Tuffy is one I've...

Get a tire liner. Mr. Tuffy is one I've personally used and had great luck with.
09-20-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,202
Posted By MilitantPotato

My bike is a metaphorical chest beating/mating...

My bike is a metaphorical chest beating/mating call. All it's bits are specifically chosen to increase it's attractiveness to a mate, and assure my alpha status among other cyclists. I also wake up...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-11, 03:02 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,783
Posted By MilitantPotato

6'8", bounce between 220-230lbs, I'm at 225 now. ...

6'8", bounce between 220-230lbs, I'm at 225 now. Started ~3 years ago at 290ish lbs. Been this weight for about a year and a half, maybe two.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-11, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By MilitantPotato

Vittoria Randonneur's are my personal favorite. ...

Vittoria Randonneur's are my personal favorite. There's many models, get the regular or pro. The only downside is the lowish max PSI rating, but unless you're over 250ish lbs or run very narrow...
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