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Posted By will015

Glued frame aluminum treks aren't all that...

Glued frame aluminum treks aren't all that valuable. If all the parts are still functional, I'd just clean it up and ride. I've also recently bought one in ok condition from around 1990. I'd be...
04-03-11, 06:58 PM
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Views: 704,852
Posted By will015

Don't mean to answer for Southpaw, but those are...

Don't mean to answer for Southpaw, but those are Grand Bois Hetres 650bx42. They come in creme, red, and black.
03-23-11, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By will015

You must beat him. Seriously, it would be almost...

You must beat him. Seriously, it would be almost as good as punching Muhammad Ali in the face. I realize I am in poor taste.
03-23-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By will015

Are you really planning on riding this thing on...

Are you really planning on riding this thing on the street or are you planning on using it as "a legit bike on the velodrome"? It looks like it would be incredibly uncomfortable to ride on anything...
03-08-11, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,491
Posted By will015

you'd think that low spoke rim or a spoke...

you'd think that low spoke rim or a spoke would've given way before the fork
Forum: Commuting
02-02-11, 05:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,851
Posted By will015

It's for a fixed gears lock ring. Useless for...

It's for a fixed gears lock ring. Useless for your set up.
01-27-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By will015

That Dave Moulton post answered all my questions....

That Dave Moulton post answered all my questions. I would've thought that alignment would've been an issue until I saw how the axle has teeth that fit into the ridges on the drop out. I'd assume...
01-27-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By will015

So, the taller lever that is mounted to the...

So, the taller lever that is mounted to the "quick release" would essentially ratchet the wheel forward or backward in the dropout? I hope there's a safety mechanism to prevent over-shifting/wheel...
01-27-11, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By will015

Ebay-S. Bedonni/Campagnolo Cambio Corsa

So, while looking at the local ebay ads I came across this:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120676464600#ht_1665wt_1141

Here's a link to more photos via the guys photobucket...
01-21-11, 06:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,177
Posted By will015

photos or it didn't happen

photos or it didn't happen
01-21-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,825
Posted By will015

FYI, changing to rando bars may not work with...

FYI, changing to rando bars may not work with turkey levers. The drops on rando bars tend to be splayed out like /------\ which may put the center of the turkey levers sloping down in the middle...
01-21-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,246
Posted By will015

I believe that Nitto rack is intended to take low...

I believe that Nitto rack is intended to take low rider front panniers on the rear. I realize that is less stuff than you may want to take on tour. Maybe add a saddlebag to increase capacity? If...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,582
Posted By will015

giskard, you would not want to use straps with a...

giskard, you would not want to use straps with a bmx pedal. Those metal studs are meant to keep your feet from sliding off the pedal. That will including sliding out of clips. BMX pedals are...
01-12-11, 09:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,541
Posted By will015

{sung in a drunken grammy inspiring voice** Short...

{sung in a drunken grammy inspiring voice** Short fenders got-no reason. Short fenders got-nooooo reason. Short fenders got-no reason to live.

I seriously think they're kinda cool on the right...
01-12-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,292
Posted By will015

PastorBob, Is that a single twist shifter...

PastorBob,
Is that a single twist shifter with 27 different clicks? Or are there two different shifters for the rd/igh and a third for the fd? If it's a single gripshift I could see the upside...
01-12-11, 07:23 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,292
Posted By will015

The dual drive has been brought up a few times in...

The dual drive has been brought up a few times in this thread. I think the question is why? Why has the dual drive been successful? I love IGH and just don't see the point.
01-09-11, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By will015

What are your panniers?

What are your panniers?
01-04-11, 05:46 PM
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Posted By will015

we need pics

we need pics
01-02-11, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,080
Posted By will015

I've read converting from 700-23 to 650-38 you'll...

I've read converting from 700-23 to 650-38 you'll drop the BB 8-10mm. The top tube in turn would follow.

Generally the reason to convert to 650b is to allow a larger tire to fit in a frame not...
01-02-11, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,423
Posted By will015

I doubt olik will respond to this. He only has...

I doubt olik will respond to this. He only has ten posts and this thread is from 2006
01-02-11, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,083
Posted By will015

Two different bikes IMHO. I've got 3 sports and...

Two different bikes IMHO. I've got 3 sports and 2 tourists. A sports is a much more nimble and quick bike compared to the relatively cadillacness of a tourist. For stop and go riding a sports is...
12-27-10, 05:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,163
Posted By will015

Nope. Only true of their 8 speed.

Nope. Only true of their 8 speed.
12-23-10, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By will015

Yellow Jersey managed to get me some bolts. Upon...

Yellow Jersey managed to get me some bolts. Upon tightening them they stripped. So, Indian bolts are just about as soft as the originals. I know I may seem ham-fisted but the bolts were just that...
12-20-10, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,456
Posted By will015

Never used one without a fender. Works great...

Never used one without a fender. Works great with one. FYI, they don't come with the hardware to mount without the fender. I think you need to buy a rack strut separately to run from one of the...
12-19-10, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,105
Posted By will015

I agree with the other guy. I've got a kogswell...

I agree with the other guy. I've got a kogswell with a custom rack for it that mount on either side of the fork crown with threaded bosses as well as at the mid-fork braze-ons. A 35lb bag of dog...
12-19-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By will015

I've seen fixie folks on some internet forums in...

I've seen fixie folks on some internet forums in the PNW doing this when they got some freak snow a year or two ago. I guess it's supposed to temporarily work OK. I recall people saying they'd lost...
12-19-10, 08:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,453
Posted By will015

They aren't windproof and they don't have zippers...

They aren't windproof and they don't have zippers but, I bought some synthetic long john type champion brand tights from Target. I think they were $5-8a pair. I know you said price wasn't a big...
12-11-10, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By will015

Has this been double checked? Please tell me...

Has this been double checked? Please tell me they're not whitworth or some other raleigh proprietary threading. I just picked up a DL-1 and quickly realized one of my bolts at the bottom of the seat...
11-06-10, 06:49 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 8,307
Posted By will015

After you've spent a few years in England...

After you've spent a few years in England anything from Germany tastes like pisswater. Seriously, when beer starts approaching the color of a skinwall tire, I start to get nauseous. I'm sure great...
11-05-10, 04:18 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 8,307
Posted By will015

Depends on the bike- Old 3 speeds tend to go...

Depends on the bike-

Old 3 speeds tend to go nicely with anything from Samuel Smith.
Nicer Raleighs get a Fuller's 1845.
The Kogswell P/R likes Rogue Ales or something from Brooklyn Brewery....
10-29-10, 05:03 PM
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Posted By will015

I patch my tubes with cut up little pieces of old...

I patch my tubes with cut up little pieces of old tubes. I've cut a tube in half and wrapped my bars with it. I've used it to make the diameter of my seatpost bigger to fit a standard stem used as...
09-23-10, 05:06 PM
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Posted By will015

Re-tap the threads to take a slightly bigger bolt.

Re-tap the threads to take a slightly bigger bolt.
09-18-10, 07:43 AM
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Views: 5,781
Posted By will015

15 miles? spread out throughout the whole week? ...

15 miles? spread out throughout the whole week? 2 mile rides a day? I couldn't see being able to judge a saddle from that short a time frame. And the lacing is only exacerbating your problem.
...
09-08-10, 08:05 PM
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Views: 4,970
Posted By will015

+1 to gravel. If you find yourself on a road...

+1 to gravel. If you find yourself on a road that's recently been tarred and then had that pea stone stuff thrown down, it's aggravating as all get out. And kind of nerve racking.

I found that...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-10, 05:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,479
Posted By will015

Don't over oil your saddles. I have yet to apply...

Don't over oil your saddles. I have yet to apply proofide to any of my brooks and they're all breaking in just fine (none have been used for more than 9 months). From what I understand the proofide...
09-04-10, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,335
Posted By will015

Looks good. FYI, drive side shots. How am I...

Looks good. FYI, drive side shots. How am I supposed to see the chainguard?
Forum: Touring
08-23-10, 05:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,242
Posted By will015

I can't speak of them as a touring tire and don't...

I can't speak of them as a touring tire and don't actually have too many miles on them but, Schwalbe big apples/fat franks seem to be the preferred tire for those of us with Surly Big Dummies. Have...
08-16-10, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,640
Posted By will015

those are beautiful. I think your only problem...

those are beautiful. I think your only problem may be how narrow the top part the strap goes through. It looks like it could dig into your foot some kind of fierce. However if those were made out...
08-11-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,458
Posted By will015

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4107RSVYAWL....

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4107RSVYAWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

antique fishing creels; enough leather to prove your manliness........or possibly a women that makes me nervous :p
07-19-10, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,137
Posted By will015

From what I gather of your description, you seem...

From what I gather of your description, you seem to be measuring the trail wrong. It seems like your measuring the steering axis based on the forks forward curve/angle. The steering axis should be...
Forum: Touring
05-03-10, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By will015

http://www.swisslink.com/products/product.php?id=1...

http://www.swisslink.com/products/product.php?id=1440&sid=16

These look like they may be a touch smaller than what you've linked to, but they're pretty close in size. I bought a few and they're...
Forum: Northeast
04-06-10, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By will015

Can't speak for the RI trails but the SE/Eastern...

Can't speak for the RI trails but the SE/Eastern CT trails are still really wet. Some are still flooded but most are just muddy as all get out. I haven't ridden any trails since the rain, I've just...
03-26-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 388,594
Posted By will015

I know it's back on page 1 and I don't want to...

I know it's back on page 1 and I don't want to hijack the thread....... but, bikamper, who makes those panniers on your SC? I'm guessing the panniers on your Superbe are swiss bread bags, correct?
...
Forum: Touring
02-24-10, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By will015

I'd reccomend either the Raleigh One-Way or the...

I'd reccomend either the Raleigh One-Way or the Handsome Cycles Handsome Devil. They are both relatively low trail which may be helpful in your water carrying on a front rack. If you plan on...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-10, 05:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,448
Posted By will015

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b34U3-CutuU ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b34U3-CutuU

black mags-cool kids
02-11-10, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,755
Posted By will015

I believe I just managed to pick me up a 700c...

I believe I just managed to pick me up a 700c Kogswell P/R for cheap with the fork that I believe gives about 40mm of trail. I think all parts are transferable.

Not me...
02-11-10, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,755
Posted By will015

Shimagnolo, I'm not attempting to debate the...

Shimagnolo, I'm not attempting to debate the merits of high trail vs. low trail (not all low trail bikes go into a death shimmy at medium to high speeds). I understand that the 72 degree headtube...
02-11-10, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,755
Posted By will015

sorry for the typo, post corrected. I would like...

sorry for the typo, post corrected. I would like to find a high rake fork, somewhere in the neighborhood of 65-70mm will give me a trail around 35-43mm.

thanks hillrider and tatfiend for your...
02-11-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,755
Posted By will015

Troll......awe shucks, c'mon. What exactly is...

Troll......awe shucks, c'mon. What exactly is troll like about this?

I reraked the legs with a conduit bender (http://www.recycledrecumbent.com/pictures%204.htm) as detailed in this fellas...
02-11-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,755
Posted By will015

High rake fork

Hey all,
I've got a LHT but have been reading a whole bunch of stuff on low trail bikes and decided to give re-raking my fork a go. I figured if I destroyed the stock fork in the process it...
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