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01-24-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,822
Posted By Drakonchik

Self-adhesive silicone tape. Makes all the bike...

Self-adhesive silicone tape. Makes all the bike shop bar tape obsolete ( though still useful as a base-layer.)

I use the brand called "RESCUE TAPE" but there are several others.

About half the...
01-13-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By Drakonchik

There is this Ebay seller who makes custom...

There is this Ebay seller who makes custom replacements for this type of assembly for Cannondales etc.
...
01-13-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By Drakonchik

Yes, that's the website, much thanks!

Yes, that's the website, much thanks!
01-11-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By Drakonchik

Website Describing CNC-Era Component Makers

Hey Guys,

Once upon a time there was a website that seemed to date from the late 1990s, and had lengthy descriptions and histories of the various mid to late 1990s cult CNC components makers and...
08-15-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Drakonchik

Another option is to take a one of those cheaper...

Another option is to take a one of those cheaper cup-wrench/spanners (usually made of not-so-hard steel), in a slightly larger size, and file it down until it matches the Stronglight-specific...
08-12-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,562
Posted By Drakonchik

Ditch the slime and use nothing but extra thick...

Ditch the slime and use nothing but extra thick (aka thorn-resistant) inner tubes, PLUS your choice of the following lines of top-ranked flat-resistant tires:

1) Schwalbe Ultra Marathon
2)...
Replies: 23
Views: 7,555
Posted By Drakonchik

Thumb activated brake lever. SRAM Two-Axis...

Thumb activated brake lever.

SRAM Two-Axis brake lever situated on the inboard side of a back-swept handlebar.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,819
Posted By Drakonchik

Street workout, parkour, capoeira, skateboarding,...

Street workout, parkour, capoeira, skateboarding, karate, kung-fu, weightlifting, yoga, running, short staff.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-14, 03:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,489
Posted By Drakonchik

OMG there are two of us in North America! ...

OMG there are two of us in North America!

Ok, big topic for me, I could write a bloody manual on tights.

Cost oblivious, best tights on the planet are SKINS the Australian brand. Benchmark...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,489
Posted By Drakonchik

I ride camo and other chaotic pattern tights, 3/4...

I ride camo and other chaotic pattern tights, 3/4 or full length, all year. Really does break up the bulges, hides dirt and blood stains, etc. Loose less skin when you tumble, plus you get...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,489
Posted By Drakonchik

Simple. Camo, camo, camo the gnads! 407123

Simple. Camo, camo, camo the gnads!

407123
08-20-14, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,286
Posted By Drakonchik

Adidas "Evil Eye". On a technical basis they...

Adidas "Evil Eye". On a technical basis they beat similar Oakleys hands down. Not a budget alternative unless you get a good deal on a used pair.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 28,687
Posted By Drakonchik

Self-fusing silicone tape. Makes all of the...

Self-fusing silicone tape. Makes all of the above quite obsolete as far as I am concerned.
08-18-14, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,740
Posted By Drakonchik

+1 Drivewear lenses. Another great lens few...

+1 Drivewear lenses.

Another great lens few people know about (except some shooters) is Autumn Gold Transitions. Between Drivewear and Autumn Gold Transitions it covers nearly every daytime...
07-16-14, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,181
Posted By Drakonchik

ZAKK microfiber briefs with clasps. Like so: ...

ZAKK microfiber briefs with clasps. Like so:

Clasp thong for men, Zakk Brief with Clasps (http://www.abcunderwear.com/zakk-catalog-brief.html)

Easy to change out, summer or winter, without...
05-30-14, 09:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,813
Posted By Drakonchik

For pulling old, hard plastic grips (can you say...

For pulling old, hard plastic grips (can you say "Schwinn Hollywood"?). No air or lube etc required.
05-30-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,813
Posted By Drakonchik

For straightening bent hoops (and other...

For straightening bent hoops (and other large-scale re-straightening jobs):
05-05-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,862
Posted By Drakonchik

Currently owning and rocking one of these Ergon...

Currently owning and rocking one of these Ergon carbon suspension posts:

ERGON BIKE ERGONOMICS (http://www.ergon-bike.com/us/en/product/cf3procarbon)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-14, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,363
Posted By Drakonchik

+1 Having said that, 100% pure linen is...

+1

Having said that, 100% pure linen is still as comfortable as the best synthetics in the heat. However linen wrinckles like a mo-fo. For better or worse the UPF of linen is only 15-20 IIRC...
04-30-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7,226
Views: 2,907,986
Posted By Drakonchik

The Versa shifters for the Alfine hub crapped out...

The Versa shifters for the Alfine hub crapped out after 18 months and less than a thousand miles, so I had to radically re-configure the cockpit some time after those photos were taken. (The new...
04-30-14, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7,226
Views: 2,907,986
Posted By Drakonchik

Garage sale plunder wagon: 377506377507377508

Garage sale plunder wagon:

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04-25-14, 08:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,101
Posted By Drakonchik

Tranz-X adjustable bar-ends can be useful for...

Tranz-X adjustable bar-ends can be useful for alternative flat handlebar designs.

You can reverse the intended installation: in other words toss the included bar-end tubing and insert the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-14, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,503
Posted By Drakonchik

Swisstop pads.

Swisstop pads.
04-13-14, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,634
Posted By Drakonchik

I wonder what's simpler and more effective,...

I wonder what's simpler and more effective, google glasses or one of these:


Reevu motorbike helmets. Reevu - the world's first rear view helmet (http://www.reevu.com/)
Forum: Touring
04-08-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,223
Posted By Drakonchik

I run an early 1990s tig-welded Trek 520 59cm x...

I run an early 1990s tig-welded Trek 520 59cm x 59cm and it's flexy like a noodle when loaded or when ridden hard.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-14, 11:55 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 40,400
Posted By Drakonchik

I'm glad my setup has at last come to the...

I'm glad my setup has at last come to the attention of Someone with deep intellect and real pathos, not just your average punter. ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-14, 09:03 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 40,400
Posted By Drakonchik

This configuration makes it easy, though possibly...

This configuration makes it easy, though possibly not for folks with small hands.

Right side is 8-speed indexed, running a slightly modified Shimano 8 speed cassette.

Left side is a rear 6...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-14, 08:41 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 40,400
Posted By Drakonchik

One of my Suntour Command Shifter salads! When...

One of my Suntour Command Shifter salads! When it comes to shifting I like to vary my diet.

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-14, 07:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,104
Posted By Drakonchik

Actually the Camelbak lids are interchangeable...

Actually the Camelbak lids are interchangeable onto Polar bottles and don't leak, at least not in the kitchen where I've tested.

Get the best of both worlds.
Forum: Touring
03-26-14, 07:02 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,173
Posted By Drakonchik

This (minus saddle) makes an excellent, long,...

This (minus saddle) makes an excellent, long, well-balanced baton:

PostPump? 2.0 Seatpost | BioLogic Bicycle Accessories and Bike Gear (http://www.thinkbiologic.com/products/postpump-20-seatpost)
03-25-14, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,721
Posted By Drakonchik

+1 What's more the quick release feature...

+1

What's more the quick release feature is really useful especially for fatter tires.
03-24-14, 10:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,827
Posted By Drakonchik

370808Same eBay seller also made one of these...

370808Same eBay seller also made one of these (possibly a nicer match for your Shimano shifters):
03-24-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,827
Posted By Drakonchik

This will also do the job, with a more...

This will also do the job, with a more traditional aesthetic:

Norma 28 6 Stainless Clamp on Downtube Shifters Bosses Adapter Index Conversion | eBay...
03-17-14, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,320
Posted By Drakonchik

Takagi made one of the relatively few 180mm...

Takagi made one of the relatively few 180mm triple cranks in the early mtb era.

On a related note, Sugino AT was another that came in 180mm, and in fact the Takagi XT strongly resembles the...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,699
Posted By Drakonchik

Slipstreamz -- they work fairly well though some...

Slipstreamz -- they work fairly well though some find them fussy to install, others hate them in the summer. I love 'em for weather 30-58F. They cut maybe 1/3 or 1/2 the noise.

Slipstreamz -...
01-24-14, 10:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,892
Posted By Drakonchik

The fuzzy (not the hooky) side of sticky-back...

The fuzzy (not the hooky) side of sticky-back velcro strips . . . . cut shapes out and and adhere them to the frame wherever cables want to slap against the frame. Won't damage paint.
11-19-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,455
Posted By Drakonchik

Rear spacing will be 126mm Oddities to look...

Rear spacing will be 126mm

Oddities to look out for . . . . are 21.1mm inside diameter steerer tube. Also on the canti studs, some early MTBs put the anchor point for the end of the spring on the...
11-19-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,455
Posted By Drakonchik

Possibly Takagi cranks, maybe KKT Lightning...

Possibly Takagi cranks, maybe KKT Lightning pedals. More good stuff. Very wide gearing freewheel that could be an "Ultra" six-speed Suntour if you're lucky. Red-ano UKAI or ARAYA hoop --if that's...
11-19-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Drakonchik

I'd like to see a video of the production process...

I'd like to see a video of the production process for bicycle saddles, one that shows the forming step for the rails including the moment in which the rails are installed into the saddle. I've long...
11-19-13, 08:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,645
Posted By Drakonchik

Synthetic-lined wool dress trousers, worn over...

Synthetic-lined wool dress trousers, worn over your choice of tights. Works well for winter weather 32F +/-. Just use your wool socks to capture the ends of the trousers.

If it gets colder I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-13, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,302
Posted By Drakonchik

Personally it occurred to me that design could be...

Personally it occurred to me that design could be good for persons operating earth movers and other construction equipment. You only have to watch a few construction vehicle accident videos to see...
11-13-13, 12:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,973
Posted By Drakonchik

I believe you're talking about this: ...

I believe you're talking about this:

http://www.cycle-frames.com/bicycle-frame-tubing/NOVA-LEVER-BOSS-KIT-FOR-AL-FRAME.html

Though that is interesting and loosely relevant, I'd submit that it...
11-13-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,973
Posted By Drakonchik

350568 Or just weld one of these to a 6mm...

350568

Or just weld one of these to a 6mm bolt head, spin it on, and yer done! :thumb:

http://www.cycle-frames.com/bicycle-frame-tubing/CABLE-TRIPLE-STOP-FLAT-FRONT.html

Alternatively,...
11-13-13, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,973
Posted By Drakonchik

Thanks. By the way you could install a 6mm...

Thanks. By the way you could install a 6mm set-screw (with a touch of loc-tite) flush inside the existing bolt-hole in your brazeon. Then you could (most likely anyway) install my clamp directly...
11-13-13, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,973
Posted By Drakonchik

I make these, which will solve all your problems,...

I make these, which will solve all your problems, and in style to boot. If you want one you'll have to contact me about it by PM.

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11-06-13, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By Drakonchik

In case you don't know, US credit cards with...

In case you don't know, US credit cards with their magnetic strips don't work most places in Europe anymore. European cards and readers use chips. If you have a US CC only you are in for...
11-05-13, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By Drakonchik

Six Six One has some 3Do stuff but mostly sold...

Six Six One has some 3Do stuff but mostly sold out last I checked.
11-05-13, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By Drakonchik

There's a gel-like material called D3O going into...

There's a gel-like material called D3O going into some cycling garb.
10-20-13, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By Drakonchik

Ha ha. Not Scot. Geordie. You should have...

Ha ha. Not Scot. Geordie. You should have asked, "Narrated by Sting?" or "Narrated by Jimi Hendrix' manager?"

Cool how the narrator seems to know a little bit about everybody involved.
10-19-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By Drakonchik

Geordie accent

Geordie accent
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