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06-12-17, 04:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,257
Posted By CabezaShok

i use contact cement and homemade rubber patches from old tubes

for the past 5 years ive had good luck contact cement and homemade rubber patches from old tubes. After sanding and degreasing with alcohol i apply THICK coats of cement on both patch and tube, let...
05-10-17, 04:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,124
Posted By CabezaShok

How does one tell if they can replace/service the...

How does one tell if they can replace/service the gears inside geared hub motors? (Sorry for the thread hijack)
05-03-17, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,692
Posted By CabezaShok

temperature does not significantly affect true coil suspension

temperature does not significantly affect true coil suspension. For a while they were making quality coil forks which worked fine in any temperature and were as plush as air forks. Sure they were a...
10-30-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By CabezaShok

I would, but the top-tubes are usually too low...

I would, but the top-tubes are usually too low and so id have to use a really long seat-post for cruising. Ive seen some with seat tube extended above top tube with a gusset tube supporting it,...
10-29-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By CabezaShok

yo Chris P, a FS AM MTB is definitely on my...

yo Chris P, a FS AM MTB is definitely on my longterm list, i will keep my eye out for an Epic, but for now i want an AM hard tail...Soooo, im shopping for a tough as nails AM hardtail with 16.25" or...
10-27-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By CabezaShok

Maybe after i develop my pump, manual and huck...

Maybe after i develop my pump, manual and huck skills further, ill get a full suspension...but i think a FS that rides like you say and do all i say will cost $2K plus
10-27-16, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By CabezaShok

budget is $500-800. i didnt mention i need 26"er...

budget is $500-800. i didnt mention i need 26"er for reasons i wont get into here and there arent any manufacturers making an entry level 26" AM hard tail anymore except maybe Walmart::bang::bang:
i...
Forum: BMX
10-26-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,521
Posted By CabezaShok

What, nothing anodized?:) actually i'm digging...

What, nothing anodized?:) actually i'm digging the all black look...just needs some retro matching or contrasting pads
I've been gathering parts to do a similar build, a black Huffy cruiser frame i...
10-26-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By CabezaShok

Help me shop for a used all-mountain hard-tail

Please help me out, i'm searching for a used/older hard-tail that maybe doesn't do anything particularly awesome but hold together well....and maybe it manuals easier too, because its got shorter...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By CabezaShok

All great points, i ordered a 20" fork with a...

All great points, i ordered a 20" fork with a 280mm 1" steerer and V-brake bosses called a "sprint"....its sharply chromed and looks like enough space for a 2.15" Big Apple. The fork and Big Apples...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-15, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By CabezaShok

thanks but Im finding those clamp-on boss kits...

thanks but Im finding those clamp-on boss kits aren't made any more and are rare like hens teeth...know any vendors still seling them?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-15, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By CabezaShok

Thank you SO much, ya know, i do love the looks...

Thank you SO much, ya know, i do love the looks of the original R20 fork and i was thinking of fabricating a quick fork jig, then welding some bosses on....cuz i have access to a TIG and MIG setup,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-15, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By CabezaShok

Raleigh 20 fork with v-brake bosses upgrade

two identical R20's fell into my lap, with SA AW 3 speed hub, 406 steel wheels....I want to make one a fixie/singlespeed (as my coffee shop ride) and keep the other a SA 3speed hub (as my grocery...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,720
Posted By CabezaShok

You could trim the tread on your MTB shoes with...

You could trim the tread on your MTB shoes with an X-acto razor, so they don't rub on the CB pedals. My MTB shoe's tread was rubbing on my CB eggbeaters, and even with the spacer they rubbed......
Forum: Commuting
06-20-13, 04:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,364
Posted By CabezaShok

I dont use a mask for the same reasons mentioned...

I dont use a mask for the same reasons mentioned above, but I use my nose to monitor moment to moment air quality. If i smell an invisible cloud of fumes i instantly switch to a strong exhale and...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-13, 11:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,125
Posted By CabezaShok

My "Frankendale" Mods: 26" pizza cutter width...

My "Frankendale"
Mods: 26" pizza cutter width rims/tires.... sugino touring crankset.... XT thumbshifters... 8 speed cassette... etc...etc..
I keep an extra wheelset with nobbies for weekend trail...
05-29-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By CabezaShok

Yeah good call Andy it IS Shimano, Deore XT...

Yeah good call Andy it IS Shimano, Deore XT "mega-9".... 2001' vintage. Ill try those steps you recommended. the threads on the screw are galled badly, so ill prolly gall up the thread on the DR when...
05-29-13, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By CabezaShok

R-Derailleur B-Screw Fail....how to fix?

Hi, i did something terrible to my derailleur to make the B-Screw totally miss the hanger stopper. Should i try to put derailleur in a vice and bent it back?
Screw looks straight to me but the...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-12, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,738
Posted By CabezaShok

Where do you live, Mayberry?:D.... I commute in a...

Where do you live, Mayberry?:D.... I commute in a megalopolis, where a horn could possibly save your life....it has nothing to do with "entitlement" Thanks for your help:rolleyes:.....Anyone else...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-12, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,738
Posted By CabezaShok

I believe you are incorrect, the backside of the...

I believe you are incorrect, the backside of the horn is the only place the horn has "embossed writing" like the repair instructions say: " try turning the back cap (where AIR ZOUND is embossed) a...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-12, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,738
Posted By CabezaShok

What confuses me is how are pliers supposed to...

What confuses me is how are pliers supposed to grip a rounded head type surface (back-side "dial" on the horn) and why i need to spend $25 on jumbo sized channel-lock pliers. I paid $26 for the horn.
Forum: Commuting
12-03-12, 03:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,738
Posted By CabezaShok

Just under a year old, would often have to hit...

Just under a year old, would often have to hit the horn button about once a week average.
Forum: Commuting
12-03-12, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,738
Posted By CabezaShok

Air-zound horn failure

Holds pressure OK but only makes a hissing noise, no loud "HONK" like expected... i tried turning the large embossed "dial" on the backside of horn like the instructions say: "1/4 to the left/right"...
11-30-12, 02:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,844
Posted By CabezaShok

Seriously? Thanks for huge input.

Seriously? Thanks for huge input.
11-30-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,844
Posted By CabezaShok

Not even a year old, this Air Zound has stopped working

Not even a year old, this Air Zound has stopped working. Holds pressure OK but only makes a hissing noise, no loud "HONK"... Tried the turning the large dial on the backside of horn like instructions...
Forum: Recumbent
11-12-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,348
Posted By CabezaShok

Really cool shots in this thread. Recumbents...

Really cool shots in this thread. Recumbents always look better with a rider in the seat...you get a better picture of the aero profile, rider position etc..
Forum: Commuting
11-10-12, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,811
Posted By CabezaShok

Since they aren't being used for downhill skiing,...

Since they aren't being used for downhill skiing, you could drill a few holes in your ski goggle's lens....that might get a bit of airflow in the interior and dry off the fogging....without having to...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By CabezaShok

Jump on the Red line to 7th+Metro. Take Expo line...

Jump on the Red line to 7th+Metro. Take Expo line to Culver City, Get off at La Cienega. Ride a couple blocks west to Balona Creek bike path. Pedal west to boardwalk (7 miles). Pedal north to...
Forum: Recumbent
10-02-12, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,854
Posted By CabezaShok

The manufacturing of a "stick-bike" recumbent...

The manufacturing of a "stick-bike" recumbent requires much less time and labor than does a DF, yet can cost $800+ frame only (no fork) Made in Taiwan. I mean, just look at the frame itself: its a...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-12, 03:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,907
Posted By CabezaShok

^ ^ ^ Nice Trekker bar setup....i think the...

^ ^ ^ Nice Trekker bar setup....i think the advantage to aero bars is that they can be quickly installed/removed. i use my MTB for both commuting and XC trail riding. When i know my route is going to...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,907
Posted By CabezaShok

On my 10 mile MUP to the beach the daily...

On my 10 mile MUP to the beach the daily sea-breeze is in your face the whole way. I have long bar-ends but i need to get even more aero/tucked-in to keep my speed up without burning out.....so i...
08-09-12, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By CabezaShok

........another idea is to carry cheap...

........another idea is to carry cheap schwag/free bike related junk.
08-09-12, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By CabezaShok

Person to person salesmanship is the best IMHO....

Person to person salesmanship is the best IMHO. When i'm on my bike, quite often people come up to me and ask the questions about commuting by bike etc....Now If i carried promotional material to...
Forum: Recumbent
08-09-12, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By CabezaShok

Bent-Up Cycles in Los Angeles. Really nice...

Bent-Up Cycles in Los Angeles. Really nice people. I dont think they rent, BUT they will let you demo most of their bents in the quiet neighborhood behind the shop. I spent half a day there trying...
07-30-12, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By CabezaShok

Off course it would work for regular clothes, you...

Off course it would work for regular clothes, you live in a desert climate!:). We use a commercial-grade clothes wringer to speed up the process. Electric dryers in the desert are a big waste of...
07-29-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,458
Posted By CabezaShok

I love this thread. im researching...

I love this thread. im researching portaging/touring using a solo canoe and folding bike.....i'd tow the canoe with the bike. im wondering why there are only two kayak/canoe hauling posts in the...
07-11-12, 11:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,792
Posted By CabezaShok

One could do without most of those things........

One could do without most of those things..... except for the towel, the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker could have.
07-11-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,796
Posted By CabezaShok

Exactly, Los Angeles has more job opportunity and...

Exactly, Los Angeles has more job opportunity and is only a few hours south of Santa Barbara, where these people live...its not like its another country.
07-11-12, 03:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,796
Posted By CabezaShok

True, so why not move down here to south L.A...

True, so why not move down here to south L.A where one CAN find cheaper rentals, and have access to trains, buses and bike paths. Just need to loosen their death-grip on cars...or is it the fear of...
07-11-12, 10:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 32,633
Posted By CabezaShok

Right. If bike-sailing on, say a beam...

Right. If bike-sailing on, say a beam reach.....and a big gust happens, to keep from tipping over you'll need to quickly 'sheet out' your sail or you must quickly 'fall off'/head downwind,...
07-06-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By CabezaShok

All we need is for Hollywood get a hold of this...

All we need is for Hollywood get a hold of this story....like in the famous Bullet chase scene, but with bicycles!
06-26-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 198,171
Posted By CabezaShok

Nice! A tad-pole + trailer has got to be the most...

Nice! A tad-pole + trailer has got to be the most comfortable utility ride there is....well it looks like it is!
Forum: Commuting
06-26-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,356
Posted By CabezaShok

I like both

I use both a riggid and a suspension fork MTB-
The riggid: chromoly frame w/ 2.35X26" Big Apple balloon tires run 20psi front / 35psi back (un-loaded/no gear)
The hardtail: aluminum frame w/ 80mm...
06-25-12, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 198,171
Posted By CabezaShok

Ouch. Have you tried a bent? I want to get one...

Ouch. Have you tried a bent? I want to get one just for those days when my hands just really needs a rest.....wish there was a utility bent.
06-25-12, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 198,171
Posted By CabezaShok

yes you are correct. big Titec bar end

yes you are correct. big Titec bar end
06-24-12, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 198,171
Posted By CabezaShok

No....the rightside RD thumbshifter is tilted...

No....the rightside RD thumbshifter is tilted down and blocked from view in this photo.
06-24-12, 01:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,381
Posted By CabezaShok

I ride an old beater chromoly MTB that i tuned-up...

I ride an old beater chromoly MTB that i tuned-up really nicely so it rides well. it looks like a real POS with fake rust paint i added. I lock it up everywhere, downtown, Venice, Culver and i never...
06-23-12, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 198,171
Posted By CabezaShok

Hauled a carpet cleaner rental once again....fits...

Hauled a carpet cleaner rental once again....fits the BOB Yak trailer like a glove....didnt even need to tie it down but i did anyways....
06-20-12, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,940
Posted By CabezaShok

Thanks BeastRider. I found some detailed DIY...

Thanks BeastRider. I found some detailed DIY instructions for building this PVC kick-stand. ive never worked with PVC so this will be good time to learn. I like the old tire as a fender/splash...
06-19-12, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,940
Posted By CabezaShok

Best kickstand for BOB Trailers

Anyone ever make or buy a stout kickstand that holds the BOB and bike upright? Pics/links?

IMO the missing kickstand is the biggest reason people ignore the BOB as a worthy utility trailer.
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