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Forum: Commuting
03-22-14, 01:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,598
Posted By niuoka

I have been using the Michelin city tires and...

I have been using the Michelin city tires and have had good results and they roll better than many I have had in the past. I do little off pavement but when I do they have been "ok"
im not sure if...
03-22-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,385
Posted By niuoka

slime will plug a valve. it is important to have...

slime will plug a valve. it is important to have the valve up high when putting air in
I have used slime, but wont again, in my bikes. plugging valves, spraying onto the wheel, etc etc.
plus I have...
02-07-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,363
Posted By niuoka

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Commuting
02-07-14, 06:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,489
Posted By niuoka

the problem with bike commuting is that its slow,...

the problem with bike commuting is that its slow, it requires effort and its hard to do while talking on your phone and drinking your coffee while pinching the steering wheel between your thighs...
02-07-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By niuoka

no fair

no fair, I get 4 days off, and its snowing too much to ride
hey mr snowman....this here is orygun
knock it off
Forum: Commuting
02-07-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,239
Posted By niuoka

very nice. hope he uses it , I would if I did not...

very nice. hope he uses it , I would if I did not already have one
02-05-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,315
Posted By niuoka

u did what on super bowl ?

so the weather was nice so early sunday I went for a ride. weather was good so I just kept riding and riding. got home by the middle of 3rd quarter.
Anyway...at work everyone is standing around...
02-05-14, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,695
Posted By niuoka

use blue. Red is for 1/2 inch or bigger and...

use blue. Red is for 1/2 inch or bigger and requires heat and or 200 ft pounds of torque to break loose ( if properly applied to begin with). and if you never want to take the rack off again then use...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,062
Posted By niuoka

another reason I ride in winter is to keep that...

another reason I ride in winter is to keep that "spare tire" off my waist, and the only pounds I need to shed in spring is the extra layers of clothes
Forum: Commuting
02-02-14, 01:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,360
Posted By niuoka

ok part 2 of the sealant test ...

ok
part 2 of the sealant test
http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Things_that_Roll/Tires/Sealant_Test_-_Part_2_4155.html
02-02-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,607
Posted By niuoka

I am using Kevlar tires now and am doing well as...

I am using Kevlar tires now and am doing well as far as # of flats. I was putting about100 miles a week on my bike and only got one flat in 2013.
That said I was afraid of flats. I used Kevlar...
02-02-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By niuoka

do you know what size tires your planning to use...

do you know what size tires your planning to use ( width)
one of my commute bikes I run a 32 on a large mountain bike rim with no problem
so maybe you might not need new rims yet'

just a thought
01-28-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,614
Posted By niuoka

I am a super glue user. fast and clean

I am a super glue user. fast and clean
Forum: Commuting
01-26-14, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,360
Posted By niuoka

thanks for the above link, I went further after...

thanks for the above link, I went further after going to that site and found this article, cant wait for part 2 ( not yet published) part 1 was only done yesterday (1/25)
...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,403
Posted By niuoka

im a old guy that likes fixing tings up, so if I...

im a old guy that likes fixing tings up, so if I had 250 to spend, id be looking for a quality used bike on craigslist etc

but as far as new, don't forget to look at this site, good ones are...
01-26-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,606
Posted By niuoka

agree with this one, don't agree on the...

agree with this one,

don't agree on the post suggesting red Loctite
at least in automotive and motorcycle work. Red is for bolts 1/2 inch and bigger, blue for smaller
on a car, if red does its...
01-25-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By niuoka

thanks for the help

thanks for the help
01-25-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By niuoka

thanks guys

thanks guys
Forum: Commuting
01-25-14, 12:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,903
Posted By niuoka

my little old town does not have a bus service...

my little old town does not have a bus service except dial a bus and a senior citizens bus, but the two nearest towns that have bus service I have found that those bus drivers are very good with...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-14, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,360
Posted By niuoka

if your talking about things like "slime" I don't...

if your talking about things like "slime" I don't like that stuff anymore. Its messy and when you get a flat that it does not seal it is even a bigger mess.
For instance, to put air in a tire that...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,641
Posted By niuoka

im using a wool military surplus balcava I got...

im using a wool military surplus balcava I got off flea bay. I like the properties of wool. I ordered two. Paid prob less than 12 for the pair at the time, noticed now they are about 7 each, shipped
Forum: Commuting
01-25-14, 11:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,619
Posted By niuoka

im not familiar with the bikes, but did go to the...

im not familiar with the bikes, but did go to the web site. I like their long bikes. those look neat.
I agree with the above post, 40 pounds may be heavy.
however my bike hits 40 when it has...
01-25-14, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,363
Posted By niuoka

my two main commute bikes run Kool stops and I...

my two main commute bikes run Kool stops and I love em. One bike has the dual compound and the other has the all salmon. The all salmon did seem to take a bit longer to get to work correctly. It may...
01-25-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,399
Posted By niuoka

rim leaning against wall at 45 degrees....pop...

rim leaning against wall at 45 degrees....pop cartridge out with a 10 pound sledge :)
01-21-14, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By niuoka

Yes of course I could pedal harder and faster. I...

Yes of course I could pedal harder and faster. I have a cadence im comfortable with and just thought picking up a few more teeth would increase speed. Pushing a little harder is easier for me then...
01-20-14, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By niuoka

that would be more affordable for now. my local...

that would be more affordable for now. my local lbs is a pretty small shop. does it need to be a special spacer that matches the profile of the BB. Wonder if I could just use big washers for now, to...
01-20-14, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By niuoka

thanks, I guess what I can do is reassemble but...

thanks, I guess what I can do is reassemble but not tighten things down, then slide the arm out and get my alignment right. then with feeler gauges determine how much I need to slide it out and see...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,355
Posted By niuoka

I live in a small hick town yet oddly enough kind...

I live in a small hick town yet oddly enough kind of bicycle friendly. My main commute roads have nice bike lanes or nice wide shoulders and several of the interssections have a bike lane that goes...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,217
Posted By niuoka

update #3...

update #3 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3)
well looks like Ill be back to local commutes soon. My "new" job is not working out. Employer is happy etc but there is...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-14, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By niuoka

another item that really helps me is a wool...

another item that really helps me is a wool balcava(name?). got mine military issue off fleabay. Its warm and thin enogh to fit under my helmet with no fit issues.
actually I ordered two, cause...
01-20-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By niuoka

isis BB and new chainrings hit

so Ive got an older trex that has the isis BB. the other day I found another chainring and crank set up that I wanted to give a try. the crank arms are 175 ( instead of my current 170) and the...
01-18-14, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By niuoka

nice....I like too bad my sons tree house is...

nice....I like
too bad my sons tree house is only 8 feet off the ground
Forum: Commuting
01-18-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,803
Posted By niuoka

32 degrees and freezing fog. the cold was not so...

32 degrees and freezing fog. the cold was not so much an issue as the freezing fog was. when I would hit the brakes, ice would fly off the rims. my coat which is green and yellow, looked white when I...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,526
Posted By niuoka

i try to give myself 15 minutes. winter I give...

i try to give myself 15 minutes. winter I give myself 20.
I carry a spare tube, a parks boot, co2 and a mountain morph g pump
01-09-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By niuoka

is there a link to making your own at that cost .

is there a link to making your own at that cost .
01-09-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By niuoka

I use the Michelin airstops. And if you find...

I use the Michelin airstops. And if you find them on sale you can get them for about 5 bucks a tube. They are thicker than most tubes, which to weight watchers means heavier. Of course theory is,...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,110
Posted By niuoka

that is what im looking for, a work horse. I...

that is what im looking for, a work horse. I brought it out of retirement to become my tow rig for my new to me trailer.
01-07-14, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,001
Posted By niuoka

who specs the bikes these days.....bean counters...

who specs the bikes these days.....bean counters and lawyers
Replies: 4
Views: 1,110
Posted By niuoka

shifters are on top of bars. have a big round...

shifters are on top of bars. have a big round gauge on top to tell you what gear your in.
brakes are cantilever....thanks for your pics to remind me
cross country is the name ( in decal) across the...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,110
Posted By niuoka

old diamondback identification

so I have pulled an old diamondback out of retirement. Been parked in a heated basement since 2001. Its an old cross country. Metallic Green. I know its a pre 2000 and was wondering wheat it might...
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By niuoka

cant help, but it is a very pretty bike

cant help, but it is a very pretty bike
01-06-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,618
Posted By niuoka

locks keep honest people honest.....or something...

locks keep honest people honest.....or something like that
a thief will go for the easiest target or if they know they have time, the one with the best resale/pawn price

there has been advice on...
01-04-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By niuoka

any bets the shopping cart was retured

any bets the shopping cart was retured
Forum: Commuting
01-04-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,825
Posted By niuoka

+1

+1
01-04-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,287
Posted By niuoka

yep they are Michelin with a 80k tread life...

yep they are Michelin with a 80k tread life warranty, oh that's my truck


no only the rim tape is 8 years old, well the rims and spokes too
01-02-14, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,287
Posted By niuoka

I do commute and usually hit about 100 miles a...

I do commute and usually hit about 100 miles a week. have just never replaced the tape and need a few new tires
01-02-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,107
Posted By niuoka

so far this year have only had 4 days of snow on...

so far this year have only had 4 days of snow on the road, but next year I might invest in some stud tires and hope for snow so I can add it to my ridding experience
I know, im a strange old guy
Forum: Commuting
01-02-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,588
Posted By niuoka

agree

agree
01-02-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,287
Posted By niuoka

I guess ill just pop the tires off and find out....

I guess ill just pop the tires off and find out. true they are not something that gets replaced often, but figured at 8+ years old...why not

hey then I wont have to worry about it for another 8...
01-02-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,287
Posted By niuoka

rim tape size

so gonna order some tires and tubes for one of my bikes. thought I would order new rim tape too. But there are different sizes.
yes they are 700 tires so duhhh I need 700 diameter, but then...
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