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12-03-08, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,690
Posted By MnIceBiker

If you have a U-Lock, you can lock each crankarm...

If you have a U-Lock, you can lock each crankarm to the chainstay while you loosen the other side.
07-12-08, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By MnIceBiker

Cool, thanks. Now if only QBP had them in stock...

Cool, thanks. Now if only QBP had them in stock...
07-09-08, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By MnIceBiker

I would ideally use a 700c wheel in the front...

I would ideally use a 700c wheel in the front with a smaller tire and a 26" wheel with a fat tire in the rear. That way I could use front and rear rim brakes, but I'm worried that the trailer would...
07-09-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By MnIceBiker

700c bike with 26" xtracycle?

I have a Gary Fisher 229 that takes 700c wheels and I'd like to put an xtracycle on, but I've heard that the 700c version of the free-radical won't work with wider tires. So... can I use the 26"...
05-01-08, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,403
Posted By MnIceBiker

BTW, is this a belt-driven disc-brake equipped...

BTW, is this a belt-driven disc-brake equipped folding bike? I'm not sure what I'm looking at, but I think I like it a lot.
05-01-08, 10:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,648
Posted By MnIceBiker

1 quikstik = 3 tire levers

1 quikstik = 3 tire levers
05-01-08, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,403
Posted By MnIceBiker

This is pretty common, the tire's bead just isn't...

This is pretty common, the tire's bead just isn't seating properly on the rim. Try deflating the tire and spraying some rubbing alcohol on the tire's bead, then reinflate. If necessary, you can...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-08, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By MnIceBiker

My first Spring ride without studs always makes...

My first Spring ride without studs always makes me feel studly. hahaha....
03-26-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By MnIceBiker

Lightly run a ball-point pen around the bearing...

Lightly run a ball-point pen around the bearing race, right where the bearings make contact. It should feel smooth all the way around.
03-26-08, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,924
Posted By MnIceBiker

I'm using an 1 1/8" stem with a 31.8 clamp...

I'm using an 1 1/8" stem with a 31.8 clamp diameter on a 1" steerer and 26.0 handlebar. No problems at all. Shim away.
Forum: Commuting
02-27-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By MnIceBiker

Grow a pair, smash your car, and ride everywhere...

Grow a pair, smash your car, and ride everywhere whether you want to or not :)
Forum: Commuting
02-25-08, 09:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,693
Posted By MnIceBiker

I live in the city where its not unusual to see...

I live in the city where its not unusual to see people commuting year round, but my dad (who lives/works in the 'burbs) tells me about people assuming he has 5 DWI's and a suspended license when he...
02-20-08, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By MnIceBiker

Wait... then it wouldn't stop at all... Dammit...

Wait... then it wouldn't stop at all... Dammit...
02-20-08, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By MnIceBiker

Thanks guys, I just read the original thread (and...

Thanks guys, I just read the original thread (and your post, Boss Moniker). That makes sense now. Now if I could get a hub with a reverse-threaded left side and a southpaw freewheel... Or one of...
02-20-08, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By MnIceBiker

Do you have a link to the thread? I assume it was...

Do you have a link to the thread? I assume it was in this forum. It was a novel idea in the first place, but now I just want to know WHY it won't work. Its like the time I couldn't remember the name...
02-20-08, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By MnIceBiker

How uniform is the chain tension through each...

How uniform is the chain tension through each revolution of the pedals? The chainring might not be very round, especially if its meant for a multi-speed setup.
02-20-08, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By MnIceBiker

Chainline was definitely acceptable on both...

Chainline was definitely acceptable on both sides. I was using an Octalink BB w/Ultegra crank on one side and 105 on the other. The binding felt sort of like a coaster brake engaging. What I found...
02-20-08, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By MnIceBiker

Double Freewheel Fixie

Wonder if anyone can tell me why this doesn't work: I threaded a 16t freewheel onto both sides of a Surly flip-flop hub. On the right side, I had a 42t chainring. On the left, a 32t chainring. The...
02-10-08, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,124
Posted By MnIceBiker

Those are the limit screws. They limit the...

Those are the limit screws. They limit the outward and inward movement of the derailleur, so that the derailleur doesn't fall off the cogs or go into the spokes. If they are improperly adjusted,...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-08, 06:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,742
Posted By MnIceBiker

Wakes me right up in the morning. Coffee tastes...

Wakes me right up in the morning. Coffee tastes better when it is a treat rather than a necessity.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-08, 06:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,532
Posted By MnIceBiker

[QUOTE=Banzai;5954301] Their inventory is...

[QUOTE=Banzai;5954301]

Their inventory is VERY spareQUOTE]

They had the pedals I needed. After 200+ miles wearing tennis shoes on broken clipless pedals, That place was a godsend. I hope they...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-08, 05:42 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 31,385
Posted By MnIceBiker

So this was more of a touring trip than a...

So this was more of a touring trip than a commute, but here goes: My dad and I were riding through Phoenix, Arizona on memorial day. Very creepy, as this multi-million person city looked virtually...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-08, 05:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,532
Posted By MnIceBiker

Banzai, I noticed you live in Del Rio. What's the...

Banzai, I noticed you live in Del Rio. What's the name of that bike shop right on the main strip? I rode through there with my dad and we stopped at that shop. Great people there. Or person, I guess,...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-07, 04:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By MnIceBiker

I felt one of these mirrors whiz by my ear from...

I felt one of these mirrors whiz by my ear from less than an inch away. It was one of the most unnerving feelings I've ever experienced. Is your wife okay?
Forum: Commuting
12-28-07, 04:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,418
Posted By MnIceBiker

At any rate, thats a pretty sassy cruiser there...

At any rate, thats a pretty sassy cruiser there with the BMX bars.
12-28-07, 02:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By MnIceBiker

Note to Self: Derailleurs are purely aesthetical...

Note to Self: Derailleurs are purely aesthetical when the snow is hubs-deep.
12-26-07, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By MnIceBiker

IMO, facing should only be necessary if there is...

IMO, facing should only be necessary if there is paint on the edge of the shell. The shell itself should machining well enough, especially if it is proportionally as nice as the cranks.
12-26-07, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By MnIceBiker

Aha, here we go. Quoted from Sheldon's page that...

Aha, here we go. Quoted from Sheldon's page that I linked to above:

Chain As you go to more sprockets on the cassette, you need a narrower chain. However, using a narrower chain with an older...
12-26-07, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By MnIceBiker

I've used 10sp. front derailleurs with 9sp. chain...

I've used 10sp. front derailleurs with 9sp. chain and had no problems, especially with friction shifting. I don't know how 9sp. chain will work with an 8sp. cassette and rear derailleur though. This...
Forum: Touring
12-23-07, 11:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 27,827
Posted By MnIceBiker

I am also 5' 10" with a 31" inseam. I ride a 56cm...

I am also 5' 10" with a 31" inseam. I ride a 56cm LHT and it is perfect. For me. Maybe not you...
Forum: Touring
12-23-07, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By MnIceBiker

Dude, you totally got the wrong color. Start...

Dude, you totally got the wrong color. Start over. :D
Forum: Commuting
12-23-07, 10:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,848
Posted By MnIceBiker

1) Ortlieb panniers 2) 5,000 elves with...

1) Ortlieb panniers

2) 5,000 elves with snow shovels to go to town on the greenway since the city of minneapolis doesn't seem to care anymore.
12-23-07, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,546
Posted By MnIceBiker

Death from Above = chunks of snow and ice falling...

Death from Above = chunks of snow and ice falling from trees onto a passing cyclist.
12-23-07, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,913
Posted By MnIceBiker

Fray the cable out at the end, bunch it back...

Fray the cable out at the end, bunch it back together loosely, and use it as steel wool?
12-23-07, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,997
Posted By MnIceBiker

How about a JIS crank with an ISO spindle? As I...

How about a JIS crank with an ISO spindle? As I understand it, the ISO spindle is smaller, so while you can get away with an ISO crank on a JIS taper, the reverse would be a bad idea since the crank...
12-17-07, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By MnIceBiker

It sounds like you need a shifter flush. the...

It sounds like you need a shifter flush. the grease inside the shifter can gum up and you won't get any response from the shifter when that happens. If you have been riding in cold/rainy weather,...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-07, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By MnIceBiker

What were you peddling? Or were you pedaling? :D

What were you peddling? Or were you pedaling? :D
Forum: Commuting
12-17-07, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,866
Posted By MnIceBiker

You will likely need long-reach brake calipers to...

You will likely need long-reach brake calipers to accomodate the smaller-circumference wheels. Put the new wheels in and see if you can move the pads down far enough to contact the rim effectively....
12-17-07, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By MnIceBiker

If you are going to do this yourself: remove the...

If you are going to do this yourself: remove the quick release skewer, insert the cassette tool into the lockring, then reinstall the skewer without the spring on the cassette side. It'll hold the...
12-17-07, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By MnIceBiker

Get that spacer. It is necessary, and should come...

Get that spacer. It is necessary, and should come with the cassette. I'm sure you could pick one up cheap at the LBS. They don't interact with the splines, they just slide over the freehub body...
12-17-07, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,224
Posted By MnIceBiker

I like Sheldon Brown's advice to use an old left...

I like Sheldon Brown's advice to use an old left side crank arm on the spokes. Put it between two crossing spokes and flex.
12-17-07, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,285
Posted By MnIceBiker

Definitely get a gauge. Improper tire pressure is...

Definitely get a gauge. Improper tire pressure is like school on saturday. :D
12-17-07, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,285
Posted By MnIceBiker

Squeeze a ripe orange, then squeeze your tire. Do...

Squeeze a ripe orange, then squeeze your tire. Do they feel similar? They shouldn't.
12-17-07, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,179
Posted By MnIceBiker

Oops, I mean you GET to saw off the canti bosses...

Oops, I mean you GET to saw off the canti bosses and ride with discs :D
12-17-07, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,179
Posted By MnIceBiker

The Surly 1x1 can fit non-offset Large Marge rims...

The Surly 1x1 can fit non-offset Large Marge rims with up to a 3" tire. You have to saw off the canti bosses and ride with discs though.
12-17-07, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,012
Posted By MnIceBiker

I use the Shimano M324 pedal. Its SPD on one side...

I use the Shimano M324 pedal. Its SPD on one side and platform on the other. If its really snowy I just ride on the platforms until I can knock the snow off and clip in. Works good.
12-17-07, 08:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,463
Posted By MnIceBiker

I cannot disagree about the Rhynolites, but my...

I cannot disagree about the Rhynolites, but my three pairs of Delgados have never needed truing. (and yes, I do ride my bikes :D)
Forum: Commuting
12-17-07, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By MnIceBiker

I agree with this. In the snow I keep my weight...

I agree with this. In the snow I keep my weight over the front wheel by leaning forward. It helps my tire cut through to the pavement. When I float my front wheel shimmys around and I fall over and...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-07, 12:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,552
Posted By MnIceBiker

A Dry bar of soap on a semi-dry scalp will get...

A Dry bar of soap on a semi-dry scalp will get rid of the smell and give you a sweet new-wave hairdo. I did this on an extended tour and was consistently proud of the way I looked.
12-17-07, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By MnIceBiker

Use a super-special carbon blade on the hacksaw....

Use a super-special carbon blade on the hacksaw. You probably know that already.
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