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09-15-08, 11:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,868
Posted By thurstonboise

1. Toss that tensioner crap in the trash. 2....

1. Toss that tensioner crap in the trash.
2. Two or three fingers on the tire.
3. Thumb on the seat tube.
4. Push with your thumb until desired tension is met.
5. Tighten up the DS axle bolt...
09-13-08, 04:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,734
Posted By thurstonboise

Torche - Meanderthal

Torche - Meanderthal
09-01-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,241
Posted By thurstonboise

Anyway, I think the price is too high, on the...

Anyway, I think the price is too high, on the other hand those older Miyata frames are pretty nice. I'd say $150 or so would be reasonable. A bit more if it's a touring frame with all the braze-ons...
09-01-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,241
Posted By thurstonboise

Horizontal drops != track ends. Every damn bike...

Horizontal drops != track ends.
Every damn bike before widespread indexed shifting had horizontal dropouts.
08-28-08, 11:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,433
Posted By thurstonboise

I just laced my first set of wheels today. Buy...

I just laced my first set of wheels today.
Buy the spokes locally and make the wrench double check any of your measurements. If the shop sells you the wrong length, you can blame them. Most online...
08-17-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,075
Posted By thurstonboise

Oh yeah, the KM also has a 73mm Bottom bracket...

Oh yeah, the KM also has a 73mm Bottom bracket shell. Keep that in mind.
08-17-08, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,075
Posted By thurstonboise

I'd skip the 144 requirement on the KM. I'd...

I'd skip the 144 requirement on the KM.
I'd go with a 110 BCD so you can use BMX rings, and there's and a huge amount of choices in bottom bracket spindles.
08-17-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By thurstonboise

Ulock through the spider method has to be the...

Ulock through the spider method has to be the worst idea I have ever heard of. It looks like a good way to **** up your chainstays.

Use a rag and rotafix.
08-17-08, 06:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,452
Posted By thurstonboise

ATAC XEs and some beat up old Pearl Izumi shoes....

ATAC XEs and some beat up old Pearl Izumi shoes. At the end of this season, new shoes are in order. I'm going to miss these, but the insides are falling apart.
07-27-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,699
Posted By thurstonboise

I'd go with an axle mounted derailleur like this...

I'd go with an axle mounted derailleur like this (http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Mount-Derailleur-RD-TX70-Silver/dp/B000XG5RTK).
05-11-08, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,986
Posted By thurstonboise

I have them on my mountain bike. 6 bolt XT hub...

I have them on my mountain bike.
6 bolt XT hub to a CXP33. They're useless, but I got the wheel for a steal.
As long as the hub is slotted correctly I wouldn't worry about it too much.
05-01-08, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By thurstonboise

Are you thinking of these? ...

Are you thinking of these?
http://alchemygoods.com/index.html
04-30-08, 08:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,512
Posted By thurstonboise

I would love a PR. Details up in a month?

I would love a PR. Details up in a month?
04-29-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By thurstonboise

I already have an 11-34 cassette on there. This...

I already have an 11-34 cassette on there. This bike was used for short commutes for a while until I got a fixed gear to run around town on and this bike sat in the shed for 2 years, the drive train...
04-28-08, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By thurstonboise

Changing a middle chainring.

Here's the deal.
I have a 2004 Gary Fisher dual sport 229. It has a Bontrager Select ISIS Crank with 48/38/28 chainrings, Shimano LX shifters and FD. Can I replace the middle ring with a 36T ring...
04-28-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,783
Posted By thurstonboise

No. 1/8" chain can be used with either 1/8" or...

No.
1/8" chain can be used with either 1/8" or 3/32" sprockets.
3/32" chains can only be used with the smaller 3/32" sprockets.
04-28-08, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By thurstonboise

oh yeah, it looks like it is a 1" threaded fork...

oh yeah, it looks like it is a 1" threaded fork from the link you posted.
04-28-08, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By thurstonboise

The commonly used term is "Rigid" fork. You want...

The commonly used term is "Rigid" fork. You want to match the Axle to crown distance and the offset.
Hopefully you can find a picture that shows these measurements. Any time I try to explain them...
04-26-08, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By thurstonboise

Ask in the mechanics forum first. I'm trying to...

Ask in the mechanics forum first.
I'm trying to visualize how this would work, but I can't quite do it.
Do you have the cable hanger thing installed on your headset?
Forum: Foo
04-23-08, 10:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,618
Posted By thurstonboise

Black socks? Argyle? Anything but plain white...

Black socks?
Argyle?
Anything but plain white is fine with me.
04-22-08, 06:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,361
Posted By thurstonboise

Hook your foot under the front pedal. I've seen...

Hook your foot under the front pedal.
I've seen it done, but never tried it myself.
04-21-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By thurstonboise

They're Schwinn S6 or S7 rims labeled as 26x1 3/8...

They're Schwinn S6 or S7 rims labeled as 26x1 3/8 or 1 3/4 respectively, but not interchangeable.
See http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html for all the confusion.
Forum: Foo
04-20-08, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By thurstonboise

That or Roller Bike Polo.

That or Roller Bike Polo.
04-20-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By thurstonboise

I have a super short stem (70mm) when I run...

I have a super short stem (70mm) when I run risers, and the change in handling is barely noticeable. I have it that short from when i was recovering from a broken elbow and wanted the bars closer and...
04-20-08, 02:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,741
Posted By thurstonboise

I don't know that vibration dampening is going to...

I don't know that vibration dampening is going to be designed into TT/Tri bars though. Short races, clean closed courses, comfort is obviously second to aerodynamics. I don't think it will be nearly...
04-20-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,741
Posted By thurstonboise

Out of stock and 31.8...

Out of stock and 31.8 (http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=16267&category=890) and expensive. Not quite round, but the closest I could find.

Chop and flop is probably...
04-18-08, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By thurstonboise

http://www.sheldonbrown.com and...

http://www.sheldonbrown.com and http://www.parktool.com/repair/ are great places for how-tos.
Obviously you won't have the internet with you on the tour, so someone might be able to recommend a book...
04-14-08, 11:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,532
Posted By thurstonboise

This one is nice...

This one is nice (http://cateye.com/en/product_detail/341)

Serfas lights have a quick release clamp too.
I'm using an older version of this (http://serfas.com/product.asp?ProductID=292) and...
04-14-08, 10:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,670
Posted By thurstonboise

I train by drinking beer and *****ing about the...

I train by drinking beer and *****ing about the mistakes I made at the last one.
Forum: Foo
04-09-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,852
Posted By thurstonboise

Basque Chorizo, but that's not really a hotdog. ...

Basque Chorizo, but that's not really a hotdog.

Hebrew National done up chicago style, or Nathan's with yellow mustard and cheese.
04-06-08, 09:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,184
Posted By thurstonboise

Are bebops even made anymore? The instruction...

Are bebops even made anymore? The instruction page is dated 2001, and the dealer list shows a shop here in Boise that closed down years ago.
04-06-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By thurstonboise

We use 7" max for the head, and about 36" for the...

We use 7" max for the head, and about 36" for the handles. I feel like I have a little more control with the head cut down to ~6"
The next time I make a new mallet, I'm going to probably make the...
04-05-08, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By thurstonboise

mine didn't even come with stickers. It rides...

mine didn't even come with stickers.
It rides nice. The store/company is questionable at best.
Forum: Foo
04-05-08, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By thurstonboise

NetStumbler? It's not a boot disk, but it...

NetStumbler?
It's not a boot disk, but it freakin rules.
I've used it a few times when setting up a new network in an already saturated environment.
Forum: Foo
04-05-08, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By thurstonboise

It is on Windows update, there is just a bunch of...

It is on Windows update, there is just a bunch of conditional crap before it shows as available. Make sure all of the other updates are installed, then check to see if any failed. If one did, start...
04-02-08, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,949
Posted By thurstonboise

I'm thinking about wasting the money on this...

I'm thinking about wasting the money on this (http://www.chubbyscruisers.com/shop/urban-lrd-p-107.html).
04-02-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,043
Posted By thurstonboise

Smith Slider District IIs Campmor has a really...

Smith Slider District IIs
Campmor has a really good price on them right now. I love the rose lenses when the sky is grey, and having the clear is nice when I have to ride after dark.
04-01-08, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By thurstonboise

You're going to need new spokes. That hub is a...

You're going to need new spokes.
That hub is a formula, you should be able to find measurements with minimal amounts of time on google.
03-30-08, 07:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,361
Posted By thurstonboise

Screw the haters here. Make a few more...

Screw the haters here. Make a few more prototypes.
Post lots of pics. Show us the entire process from raw materials to a finished product.

The only thing I would be worried about is the stem...
03-30-08, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By thurstonboise

I have a lazy foot and use Time ATACs without...

I have a lazy foot and use Time ATACs without issues.
They have 3mm of side to side float and something like 17 degrees of rotation before they release.
I believe Egg Beaters have similar...
03-27-08, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By thurstonboise

I recently broke a steel MKS clip too. It broke...

I recently broke a steel MKS clip too. It broke right at the toe, so it was probably a spot that dragged against the ground here and there over the last year. I'm the second person I know that's had...
Forum: Foo
03-26-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,274
Posted By thurstonboise

Nice. I love snow shoeing this time of year. I...

Nice. I love snow shoeing this time of year. I need to talk the old lady into giving it a try.
Forum: Foo
03-26-08, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 789
Posted By thurstonboise

I can't believe they missed a good 5" on the...

I can't believe they missed a good 5" on the chainstay, and it look like they could have put something else on the crank arms.
03-26-08, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By thurstonboise

1 tooth moves the axle ~1/8 inch. If you have the...

1 tooth moves the axle ~1/8 inch. If you have the dropout, go for it.
03-26-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By thurstonboise

I can push 78" up most of the hills around here,...

I can push 78" up most of the hills around here, I just hate the lack of acceleration. 70-73" seems like the best compromise for me.
03-20-08, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By thurstonboise

Try both. I'd get one from the shop in the...

Try both.
I'd get one from the shop in the interest of keeping the bike going. You might end up with a spare by talking to formula.

Those locknuts do seem to break quite a bit. Whenever you have...
03-18-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,614
Posted By thurstonboise

Framesaver it now and start scouring ebay for...

Framesaver it now and start scouring ebay for vintage Suntour parts.
Forum: Foo
03-18-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,441
Posted By thurstonboise

Natalie Dee has it right: ...

Natalie Dee has it right:
http://www.nataliedee.com/012108/paleontology-101.jpg
Forum: Foo
03-17-08, 11:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,282
Posted By thurstonboise

Have you ever tried playing a martin backpacker...

Have you ever tried playing a martin backpacker guitar? They're pretty small but, it might be a bit big for touring.
They're pretty cool albeit kind of hard to hold comfortably. Mine spends way...
03-12-08, 11:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,159
Posted By thurstonboise

Rioja Valley wine/bike tour (spain). See the...

Rioja Valley wine/bike tour (spain).
See the basque country, drink some of the world's best red wine.
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