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04-15-08, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By ecpike

Oh, no sharp edges etc., and it's happened with...

Oh, no sharp edges etc., and it's happened with different brands of tubes (including a thorn-proof)
04-15-08, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By ecpike

Let me see if I can answer some of the questions:...

Let me see if I can answer some of the questions: Schraeder valve and hole, tire is somewhat loose on rim (it's easy to put on/pull off when changing tubes), I try to keep the pressure pretty firm...
04-15-08, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By ecpike

Disc Brakes killing tubes

Hi everyone, I've had a problem recently with my front tube stem getting sheared, and the only thing I can figure is that my front disc brake (210mm BB7) is stopping the rim and the tire and tube are...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-07, 01:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,639
Posted By ecpike

If the light is red you still have to wait as a...

If the light is red you still have to wait as a pedestrian though... I wait for most lights but there have been times like the one described above where I've gone through.
08-31-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,000
Posted By ecpike

When I was a kid, 12 or 13 or something and it...

When I was a kid, 12 or 13 or something and it was cool not to have brakes on the old BMX bike I ended up on top of a huge hill and got going way too fast... I panicked and steered for a chain-link...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-07, 04:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,276
Posted By ecpike

I had a rabbit run straight into my line but at...

I had a rabbit run straight into my line but at the last second think better of it and then turn around. The nails skidding on the asphault was a great noise. A dead rabbit wasn't so lucky, I ran...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-07, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By ecpike

Good thoughts but if I'm paying that much I might...

Good thoughts but if I'm paying that much I might as well buy the road shifters... I was looking for a cheap way to work with what I already have.. And both the shifters and RD came off of the same...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-07, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By ecpike

MTB Shifters on Road Bar

Hey everyone, I got an old Trek 700 and put some road bars on it and was going to just slap some old Shimano 7 speed shifters from a mtn bike on but they were too small.. I tried opening them up some...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-07, 02:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,311
Posted By ecpike

The head of the maintenance dept (also a bike...

The head of the maintenance dept (also a bike commuter) here told me that I had to move my bike so they could move the rack (closer to the front door) and I just threw him the key so he could take...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-06, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By ecpike

Good point on the number of stays, I did see that...

Good point on the number of stays, I did see that but since it's temporary and my commute is pretty smooth I don't think it'll be an issue. But for the breakaway connector part, is that really an...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-06, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By ecpike

Well Priced (Cheap) Fenders

Hey everyone, I wanted to get fenders for the mountain bike that I commute on, but I am building up a Trek 700 to be the commuter later on. So I wanted to get some fenders in the meantime and was...
12-26-06, 02:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,177
Posted By ecpike

X0 Shifters, X9 RD, 970 Cassette and Chain, and...

X0 Shifters, X9 RD, 970 Cassette and Chain, and Blinkies and Computer for the commuter... Of course I had to order it all, so although it was from the wife, I pretty much got it for myself.
Forum: Commuting
11-30-06, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By ecpike

Peer Pressure

As I'm riding home yesterday (cold and windy) I thought to myself at the fork in the road where I could go either the 3 mile route or the 5 mile route, "Should I go the easy way since it's cold and...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-06, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 929
Posted By ecpike

Lucky! We have to deal with calm 65 degree...

Lucky! We have to deal with calm 65 degree weather out here in the morning commute and about 75 degrees in the PM... Some people have all the fun.
11-03-06, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By ecpike

700c tire question

Hey everyone, I was wondering if I could put a 700x23 tire on a rim originally had a 700x35 tire. What do I need to measure if it's questionable? This is the first time I've dealt with this rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-06, 01:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,774
Posted By ecpike

I'm actually looking out of the window where I...

I'm actually looking out of the window where I work looking at Bootleg and part of the section of road where they're out there riding while I'm in here working... Jealous to say the least..
Forum: Commuting
06-14-06, 01:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,741
Posted By ecpike

I have no problem with repaying the courteousy......

I have no problem with repaying the courteousy... I never have and never will, I'm too passive and am listening to my book anyway when they're driving by, so I don't pay attention to what they're...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-06, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,297
Posted By ecpike

How to add fenders with caliper brakes

Hey everyone, I've been thinking about getting fenders for my bike but I have the old style calipers (like these http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/brakes.html#calipers) on the back that don't allow...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-06, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,001
Posted By ecpike

I got pulled over a few weeks ago for running a...

I got pulled over a few weeks ago for running a red light... It was one of those things where there was no one coming and the light won't turn green unless a car is there (I needed to go straight).....
Forum: Commuting
03-23-06, 02:10 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,544
Posted By ecpike

I love cartoons and the Incredibles has become my...

I love cartoons and the Incredibles has become my favorite movie... I also like Edna's character and her sayings... I was trying to figure out how to get a picture of myself on a bike with a cape,...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-06, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,870
Posted By ecpike

I woke up and it was raining, but I thought it's...

I woke up and it was raining, but I thought it's nevada, rain never lasts long.. well as it got closer to the time to leave I thought, maybe I will skip the ride today since I don't have rain gear or...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-06, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By ecpike

I always thought my commute was pretty boring.....

I always thought my commute was pretty boring.. Now I know it's worse than I thought... I wouldn't mind riding that far to work if it could be like that.
Forum: Commuting
03-14-06, 02:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,036
Posted By ecpike

So, I actually had the chance to ride in the snow...

So, I actually had the chance to ride in the snow (yeah, it snowed in Boulder City on Saturday) and my wife asked if I wanted to take the car.. I think she already knew the answer, but I said, "No...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-06, 02:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,639
Posted By ecpike

Funny thought... It seems to be a socially...

Funny thought... It seems to be a socially acceptable behaviour to yell at bicyclists to get off the road, what would it be like if a bicyclist were to randomly yell at cars driving by... something...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-06, 02:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,907
Posted By ecpike

2/3 this month so far... my wife is picking me up...

2/3 this month so far... my wife is picking me up on the way out of town so I had her drop me off this morning so that I didn't have to leave the bike here.... I hate missing my days on the bike..
02-24-06, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By ecpike

We bought one at a yard sale for $5 and love it,...

We bought one at a yard sale for $5 and love it, I don't even know what kind it is... But it works great and I pull my 4 and 2 year old around in it..
02-22-06, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By ecpike

Newbie question, what does it mean when it has to...

Newbie question, what does it mean when it has to be faced?
02-07-06, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By ecpike

Critique my technique...

The XC trails that I ride on are rocky and at some places very small singletrack on the turns, etc. So I find myself putting my foot down a lot to get up and over things (this is when climbing) and...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-06, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 959
Posted By ecpike

I actually listen to books-on-tape during the...

I actually listen to books-on-tape during the commute on my cheap-o walkman that only side one of the earphones actually work.. No problems here..
Forum: Commuting
02-01-06, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,870
Posted By ecpike

It was a little overcast but beautiful weather, I...

It was a little overcast but beautiful weather, I have an ugly climb at the end that I made it up on the middle chainring for the first time and was totally excited...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-06, 01:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,045
Posted By ecpike

I cruise... No hurry to get to work and take it...

I cruise... No hurry to get to work and take it easy after a long day... I also like to listen to my book on tape, and get in as much as I can..
Forum: Commuting
01-25-06, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By ecpike

As long as the rocket staysin place you're good...

As long as the rocket staysin place you're good to go.. Just watch out if it comes loose, ouch...
01-19-06, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By ecpike

and where do you get a bike like that one above...

and where do you get a bike like that one above (the lady and her kids)? That is cool..
01-19-06, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By ecpike

We are working toward going car free, we have one...

We are working toward going car free, we have one that's been paid off for 5 or 6 years.. we just need another bike and a child carrier/trailer for my wife and the baby she'll have in 7 months.. I...
01-12-06, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By ecpike

Interesting thread after all... I'm leaving the...

Interesting thread after all... I'm leaving the GT rigid and this fork is on a Jamis Dakar which was built for 100 mm of suspension so that was why I was wondering if 80 would be enough;...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-06, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By ecpike

It sounds like pretty classic patellofemoral pain...

It sounds like pretty classic patellofemoral pain syndrome... especially if the pain you feel is right behind the kneecap when you are going on stairs.. Best bet is to go to your doc and get a...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-06, 05:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,655
Posted By ecpike

I haven't had the chance to test out my limits.....

I haven't had the chance to test out my limits.. Since it hasn't snowed yet this year, or the year before, I think we may have had some the year before that... The biggest challenge is the heat, I...
01-10-06, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By ecpike

Optimal amount of front suspension travel?

I'm looking into getting a new front fork and going with suspension, so my question is what would be a decent amount for XC riding, I don't do any downhill, but it is rocky, etc. around here.. Would...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-06, 02:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 806
Posted By ecpike

We don't get any rain in Nevada but on the off...

We don't get any rain in Nevada but on the off chance that we do some day, what are the best ways to commute in it? Specifically, Do you just take a change of clothes in you backpack wrapped in a...
12-21-05, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By ecpike

What freewheel/cassette would work here?

As I was going through e-bay I saw this wheel and was curious what kind of freewheel/cassette would work on it, or what it needed.. I'm a newbie commuter/mountain biker looking for an 8-speed rear...
12-15-05, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By ecpike

x.0 vs. x.9 rear derailer

I'm upgrading my shifters and derailer and going with the SRAM x.0 shifters, but is there any reason to go with the x.0 derailer over the x.9? (Other than spending an extra $100) If any of you have...
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