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Posted By mrbertfixy

I'll probably just use audio for the urban parts...

I'll probably just use audio for the urban parts of the ride.

I was planning on laminating the paper cue sheet anyway. I have a plastic map holder on my handlebar bag, but rain can still creep in....
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Posted By mrbertfixy

Anyone used audio cue sheets?

I'm doing a 400km event in a month and am thinking about making an mp3 audio file with all the cues in it to complement the map. The event will be partially at night, and will occasionally involve...
12-10-08, 07:30 PM
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Views: 2,874
Posted By mrbertfixy

I've always gone with dickies. Buy 'em extra...

I've always gone with dickies. Buy 'em extra long, hem them, and use the extra fabric for ass reinforcements (I do my own sewing). I have one pair that is almost dead after three years of off/on use;...
09-28-08, 08:56 PM
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Posted By mrbertfixy

in case anyone cares...the dp18's are around 700...

in case anyone cares...the dp18's are around 700 grams each vs. 520 for the deep V's. makes a difference if you're running brakeless.
05-29-08, 10:28 PM
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Posted By mrbertfixy

op: sheldonbrown.com i've seen a few...

op: sheldonbrown.com

i've seen a few messengers with fixed gears in amsterdam. skinny tires on brick streets isn't much fun after a while.
03-26-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By mrbertfixy

"hand built" doesn't mean **** if the builder...

"hand built" doesn't mean **** if the builder doesn't know what they are doing and take pride in their work.
i've seen a couple "hand built" wheels that were not stress relieved properly from OBSs....
03-09-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,114
Posted By mrbertfixy

what are these plastic retainers you speak of? i...

what are these plastic retainers you speak of? i don't have 'em on my front fender.
03-08-08, 05:49 PM
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Posted By mrbertfixy

i really like a functional bike like this. i like...

i really like a functional bike like this. i like the option of cantilever brakes and fenders. the geometry of the one way seems closer to a cross-check. i would also like something more aggressive....
02-27-08, 06:56 PM
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Posted By mrbertfixy

http://sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html sheldon...

http://sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html
sheldon brown's wheelbuilding page. better than looking at existing wheels because sometimes the spoke holes on rims are biased differently (see part of...
02-16-08, 11:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By mrbertfixy

flip the cog over,but use a BB spacer between cog...

flip the cog over,but use a BB spacer between cog and hub to get the chainline right. install lockring...tada.
10-08-07, 11:05 PM
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Posted By mrbertfixy

i would have gone if i was in the 'hood. went...

i would have gone if i was in the 'hood. went last year. the non-dutch peeps are more fun to hang out with, imho, especially the dubliners (there were 6 or so who did it in '06). when i did it, the...
10-05-07, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By mrbertfixy

the only thing i don't like about the original...

the only thing i don't like about the original design is the extra long chain. i would rather have a heavy duty trailer. i'm going to work on a three or four wheel trailer for heavy loads.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-07, 12:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,245
Posted By mrbertfixy

facing might be more problematic than you think....

facing might be more problematic than you think. i modded my R20 with a lot of help from a friendly mechanic. after opening the bottom bracket and starting to rethread it, the middle of the BB is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-07, 12:11 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,245
Posted By mrbertfixy

edit

edit
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-04-07, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,815
Posted By mrbertfixy

if you are going to learn to build wheels, this...

if you are going to learn to build wheels, this is the one to do it on. a 36 hole 20" rim is pretty bombproof.

i would try and go to a swap meet, a bike coop, a 3-speed fanatic in your area, or...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-04-07, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,240
Posted By mrbertfixy

the issue with the extension isn't so much...

the issue with the extension isn't so much strength as straightness. if you could make sure the existing steerer tube and the extension both had perfectly flat ends that are going to but together, it...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-07, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By mrbertfixy

sounds good, thanks. i also found some rear...

sounds good, thanks. i also found some rear dropouts that have disc brake mounts already attached. one less thing to worry about.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-01-07, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By mrbertfixy

when i made my last fork (1" steerer) i took it...

when i made my last fork (1" steerer) i took it to a machine shop and had them cut it down a little before using the crown race cutter at the LBS. i would have the machine shop leave it a little...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-01-07, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,240
Posted By mrbertfixy

get a rigid fork, at least until you an figure...

get a rigid fork, at least until you an figure out a different solution. maybe take the steerer out of a susp. fork and replace it with a longer one. that might only cost a few hundred dollars for...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-01-07, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By mrbertfixy

disc brake mounts

i'm making a cross-bike for a friend who wants disc brakes. how well do the disc brake mounts have to be aligned? do the disc brakes themselves have any way to compensate for a slightly misaligned...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-27-07, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By mrbertfixy

coatingspecialties.com south suburbs.

coatingspecialties.com south suburbs.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-07, 11:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,828
Posted By mrbertfixy

i'm about to file the bb shell down. luckily, one...

i'm about to file the bb shell down. luckily, one of the local mechanics has taken an interest in the bike, and will do the rethreading and refacing for cheap.

did you take the same amount off...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-07, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By mrbertfixy

new fork rake for a raleigh twenty?

i just picked up a R20 from a friend (as a trade for some other bike repair work). it's going to be my girlfriends travel/commuter bike. when i was overhauling it, i noticed the steerer tube on the...
04-26-07, 10:52 AM
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Views: 15,927
Posted By mrbertfixy

you get what you pay for. the difference between...

you get what you pay for. the difference between PAC and most bags is PAC uses three layers of material throughout the bag. the liner between your stuff and the truck tarp makes the bag last a lot...
12-10-06, 08:49 PM
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Views: 405
Posted By mrbertfixy

bike coop structure, info

i while ago i remember seeing a link to a large pdf file of all kinds of documents (tax, non profit forms, procedures) relating to starting and running a bike coop. i think the one documented was in...
08-26-06, 09:22 PM
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Views: 787
Posted By mrbertfixy

a few months ago i drove my roomate's truck after...

a few months ago i drove my roomate's truck after not driving for a few months, and hit the rearview mirror getting out of our narrow driveway. i was kind of pissed off, but it was minor damage so it...
08-17-06, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,389
Posted By mrbertfixy

man, i ****ed around with google for a few...

man, i ****ed around with google for a few minutes and couldn't find that thread. i even did a search on tomity.
08-16-06, 07:00 PM
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Views: 1,389
Posted By mrbertfixy

from businesscycles.com: "The 'Grand Mighty'...

from businesscycles.com:
"The 'Grand Mighty' crank is a high-zoot version of the Sugino 75 (better cosmetics and held to an even higher technical standard for lateral and concentric runout than the...
08-04-06, 06:15 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 10,033
Posted By mrbertfixy

where/when is the polo on tuesday night? i'll be...

where/when is the polo on tuesday night? i'll be there.
08-03-06, 01:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,987
Posted By mrbertfixy

no ****. it gets kind of annoying when everyone...

no ****. it gets kind of annoying when everyone asks you "how can you ride in this weather?" every summer and winter. and not just ride...****ing race, hell yes.

i'm going to go swimming right...
08-02-06, 09:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,987
Posted By mrbertfixy

quit *****ing about the weather...skinny dipping...

quit *****ing about the weather...skinny dipping every night, **** yeah.

the worst part is going in and out of the AC. sweat soaked shirts get all clammy and uncomfortable.
08-01-06, 04:41 PM
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Views: 3,597
Posted By mrbertfixy

chucksbikes.com has a rack for 2 bikes, only $40.

chucksbikes.com has a rack for 2 bikes, only $40.
08-01-06, 02:50 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 10,033
Posted By mrbertfixy

i already found the squid. i'll be there on...

i already found the squid.

i'll be there on tuesday, earlier than most peeps. i need to keep myself occupied with **** for a few days on my own (or with anyone who is free during the day/night)....
07-31-06, 06:48 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 10,033
Posted By mrbertfixy

can anyone recommend any good...

can anyone recommend any good websites/publications for cool sf events, kind of like the chicago reader (http://www.chicagoreader.com).
07-30-06, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By mrbertfixy

cannondale makes 3/32" rings that are 144 bcd,...

cannondale makes 3/32" rings that are 144 bcd, seen 'em on ebay every once in a while. i picked one up for under 20 bucks.
07-25-06, 02:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,177
Posted By mrbertfixy

i might do that. i recently emailed them about...

i might do that. i recently emailed them about getting compression strap extensions. i emailed them my address and waited for a price quote, never came. but the straps did. free straps, hell yeah. i...
07-22-06, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By mrbertfixy

check the chainring bolts for tightness first....

check the chainring bolts for tightness first. shimano un53 bottom bracket should work well.
07-12-06, 01:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By mrbertfixy

that bag is ****ing huge, i don't think it would...

that bag is ****ing huge, i don't think it would fit under a seat empty.

i don't understand part 4. across the chest vs. under the armpit? i need an example of an across the chest set-up.

i...
07-07-06, 01:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 651
Posted By mrbertfixy

could we do it at northbrook during the puma...

could we do it at northbrook during the puma races?
07-07-06, 10:23 AM
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Views: 651
Posted By mrbertfixy

august 4-5 is the bike film fest.

august 4-5 is the bike film fest.
06-30-06, 02:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,420
Posted By mrbertfixy

no one brought up the term "pursuit bars"? ...

no one brought up the term "pursuit bars"?

there are two types of bullhorns, tt and pursuit. tt has cable cutouts or other accomadations for brakes. pursuit bars are round all over. so i guess...
06-29-06, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By mrbertfixy

but your wheelset doesn't love you.

but your wheelset doesn't love you.
06-29-06, 02:34 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 10,033
Posted By mrbertfixy

i'll be there on tuesday, leaving monday. i...

i'll be there on tuesday, leaving monday. i haven't been to sf in a long time, i figured i need time to explore the hipster capital of the world.
06-29-06, 04:16 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,102
Posted By mrbertfixy

bikes are supposed to be fun and relatively...

bikes are supposed to be fun and relatively simple. it pisses me off when certain people at bike shops turn biking/repairs into a negative experience with a condescending attitude.

sorry...
06-28-06, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By mrbertfixy

i wouldn't use them. a frame already has enough...

i wouldn't use them. a frame already has enough straight lines, i wouldn't want straight lines in my lugs too.
06-28-06, 02:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,045
Posted By mrbertfixy

i'd suggest getting a set of bike tools that...

i'd suggest getting a set of bike tools that pedros or someone else sells. there are different sets available at different price levels. just decide how much you want to spend. it's certainly a lot...
06-27-06, 09:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 472
Posted By mrbertfixy

i've done it before, and i always think about it...

i've done it before, and i always think about it before i mess with my chain. hopefully that means i'll never do it again.
06-27-06, 03:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By mrbertfixy

it's an ok deal, but not great. there are some...

it's an ok deal, but not great. there are some similar bikes on ebay for around the same, or a little less.

to me, it's still a tossup between an iro at 550 and a flite at 420.
06-27-06, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,291
Posted By mrbertfixy

just take a small piece of wood and put it...

just take a small piece of wood and put it against the bearing and tap on it with a hammer, and do the same thing all the way around until it's reseated. make sure the other end of the axle is on...
06-25-06, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By mrbertfixy

i don't understand the large difference in cost...

i don't understand the large difference in cost either. the only thing different is the rims, and deep v's don't cost that much more than aeroheads. is there a difference in spokes?

i have the...
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