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Forum: Touring
10-22-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,552
Posted By Disposable

I have the same bike with the same crank and...

I have the same bike with the same crank and derailleur, and changed it out this summer for the same 24-34-42 rings. I lowered the derailleur a little to match the smaller big ring, and shortened...
08-07-14, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,585
Posted By Disposable

My pedal's bearings siezed once, and the first...

My pedal's bearings siezed once, and the first thing I felt with that was pressure on the top of my foot as the clipped-in shoe tried to rotate with the crank. But you probably would've noticed that...
06-02-14, 11:03 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,718
Posted By Disposable

Huh. You know, I guess it never occurred to me...

Huh. You know, I guess it never occurred to me to be okay with shorter and/or slower rides. I keep pushing to go farther, and I do get more distance in, but I keep on being just as slow as I ever...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-14, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By Disposable

I had one of those double barrel foot pumps just...

I had one of those double barrel foot pumps just like in the picture above, mainly because I wanted to be able to top up a car tire if needed. But I found it to be so poorly made as to be unusable...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-13, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By Disposable

That's a pretty good idea. Do you have any...

That's a pretty good idea. Do you have any trouble with the pack sliding down after you attach it?
Forum: Touring
03-17-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,903
Posted By Disposable

Sorry to participate in carrying this thread off...

Sorry to participate in carrying this thread off the subject, but I, too, own a Selle Anatomica saddle as pictured above. While it lasted, it was by far the most comfortable saddle I ever rode. No...
09-06-12, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By Disposable

That's a pretty cool trick, to filter the voltage...

That's a pretty cool trick, to filter the voltage thru the car adaptor. I've been wondering how to use some extra cells that way. Thanks for the tip.
08-22-12, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By Disposable

I just picked up a Serfas UTL-6 Thunderbolt to...

I just picked up a Serfas UTL-6 Thunderbolt to mount on my saddlebag. It's got multiple led's and no focusing lens so it's non-directional and painfully bright. From a distance it's no brighter...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-12, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,045
Posted By Disposable

I'm 6'5", I DO look like a bear on a scooter....

I'm 6'5", I DO look like a bear on a scooter. Every time I get on my bright orange tikit my schweetie starts humming the circus theme. But it's cool to have a personal soundtrack.
03-31-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,835
Posted By Disposable

I think they do. There's only so many times you...

I think they do. There's only so many times you can flex a piece of steel before it cracks, no matter how well you treat it otherwise. I have a 1984 Trek 620 that I put over 50,000 miles on over...
03-30-12, 11:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,221
Posted By Disposable

They're likely not as much too big as you think. ...

They're likely not as much too big as you think. The cranks are 165's so the bottom bracket can be lower without increasing pedal strike, and the seat angle is so slack the top tube is an inch...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-12, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By Disposable

Man that is so cool! I'm proud when I make it...

Man that is so cool! I'm proud when I make it just a week. Here's to keeping it up.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-11, 08:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,578
Posted By Disposable

"I think you're a bad driver - Prove me...

"I think you're a bad driver - Prove me wrong"
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-13-11, 09:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,039
Posted By Disposable

Schweet tikit! It appears to have two shifters;...

Schweet tikit! It appears to have two shifters; what's the left one do?
Forum: Commuting
06-09-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,560
Posted By Disposable

Another plus for the Philips LED Bike Light. ...

Another plus for the Philips LED Bike Light. Distinct top cutoff so it won't annoy oncoming people and it has a strong and wide beam for you to see by. But. It has a lot of artifacts in the beam. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,538
Posted By Disposable

Bovilexia - the uncontrollable urge to moo at...

Bovilexia - the uncontrollable urge to moo at cattle as you pass. A malady I don't suffer from so much as embrace it.
Forum: Commuting
04-26-11, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Disposable

Follow the directions and give it a little...

Follow the directions and give it a little sanding between coats. That's not to smooth the paint as I mistakeenly assumed, but to rough it so the next coat will stick. I acid etched my frame before...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By Disposable

If you've got some hardwood and a dowel laying...

If you've got some hardwood and a dowel laying around, you can make one just the size you need for only the cost of a hose clamp:

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Looking up at my still-cluttered bar, you can't see the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-11-11, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Disposable

You know, I've never had any cause to use that...

You know, I've never had any cause to use that pepper spray, and I've thought some about how unlikely it is that I'd be able to use it effectively if I needed to, but its presence makes me feel more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-11-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Disposable

tall man tikit

I am the proud new owner of a slightly used large orange tikit which has been seen previously on these pages: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/660271-Vik-s-One-Way-Tikit-fixed-gear-

Not...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-11, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Disposable

Sorry man, zippy ties alll the way. I guess you...

Sorry man, zippy ties alll the way. I guess you could go high class and try hose clamps.
Forum: Commuting
02-24-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Disposable

I had a Wald 137, a little smaller than the 139,...

I had a Wald 137, a little smaller than the 139, mounted on a Nashbar front rack that mounts on the brake posts as you describe. Nashbar item #NA-FRR. No pics, sorry, but the combo worked really...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-11, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By Disposable

marulo, you need a little more than your inseam...

marulo, you need a little more than your inseam length between the pedal and saddle so you can still stretch your legs out when you're pedaling on your fore foot. I'm 6'5", and I find myself wishing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By Disposable

I'd be afraid a hard-drive magnet would be too...

I'd be afraid a hard-drive magnet would be too strong and would pull apart any glue or lightweight connection you might use. The magnets on my Dahon are pretty modest, and they're screwed into a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By Disposable

Sounds like a great way to get to spend the day. ...

Sounds like a great way to get to spend the day. What are those stones in the first photo?
Forum: Commuting
12-19-10, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,902
Posted By Disposable

Look for a place that deals in folding bikes or...

Look for a place that deals in folding bikes or recumbents. I've gotten fenders for 20" wheeled bikes from Bike Friday,...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By Disposable

Some heavy truck tires run at 120psi, lots are...

Some heavy truck tires run at 120psi, lots are over 100. Of course they're often watched over by stake-wielding drivers, but tapping them wouldn't be any fun if it weren't a challange.
Forum: Commuting
09-28-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,391
Posted By Disposable

I have a Carradice like the second one you linked...

I have a Carradice like the second one you linked to. My opinion is that it was a little overpriced, and it's pretty bulky to pack compared to anything made of nylon, but I have found that the heavy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By Disposable

What I did on my summer vacation

We just got home from a road trip where we got to ride our bikes in a whole lot of new places.

I've been enjoying my Bike Friday for a pretty good while, but earlier this year I read on here about...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Disposable

I wrap a couple of smallish kitchen sponges, the...

I wrap a couple of smallish kitchen sponges, the ones that are about a half inch thick, around the tubes between the cables and the tubes. That protects the paint, and the cables won't get crimped. ...
02-18-10, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By Disposable

I've just been dealing with this for the past few...

I've just been dealing with this for the past few weeks with my bike. Tried a whole lot of solutions to no good effect, including the Velo Orange pads. Man it made a racket! The thing that finally...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-03-10, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Disposable

Have you got a sign shop anywhere near you? Take...

Have you got a sign shop anywhere near you? Take your design or lettering to them and they can make a decal for under your paint. I had lettering decals made very reasonably.
Forum: Commuting
12-31-09, 12:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,055
Posted By Disposable

Wait a minute. I wasn't paying proper attention...

Wait a minute. I wasn't paying proper attention to whom I was replying to the first time around. You told the first story about finding a body, I replied, and now you're telling me that you don't...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-09, 12:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,055
Posted By Disposable

Mr. freako, Sir, I have offended your memories,...

Mr. freako, Sir, I have offended your memories, and I apologize. I will be more careful in the future in the way I speak. But since you have offered me some fatherly career advice, may I be so bold...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-09, 10:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,055
Posted By Disposable

Man that'd be so cool to find a dead guy. You...

Man that'd be so cool to find a dead guy. You could tell stories about that for years!
I was riding along US62 in north Arkansas one time and saw several dollars worth of change laying in the road...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,320
Posted By Disposable

My car's got DRL's. I like them, and they're...

My car's got DRL's. I like them, and they're part of why I decided to start running lights on my bike in the daytime. But it does go thru a lot of bulbs. Over a dozen in 5 years. And they cost...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By Disposable

I have that style of pedal on all my bikes, for...

I have that style of pedal on all my bikes, for the same reasons as above. I can be all ready for a ride, or not, and use the bikes either way. Most of mine are the earlier generation of Shimanos,...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-23-09, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By Disposable

When I built my first frame I got a book and...

When I built my first frame I got a book and taught myself. I told myself I'd make a hundred joints before I did the frame so I'd be used to it. After 70, they still looked awful, and I couldn't...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-09, 02:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,690
Posted By Disposable

"BTW, 5 digits after the decimal is google maps...

"BTW, 5 digits after the decimal is google maps doing. I'm not surprised people get bent out of shape over that though."

Well I guess I must be bent out of shape or I wouldn't be replying, huh? ...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-09, 12:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,690
Posted By Disposable

See comment #16 above about significant digits....

See comment #16 above about significant digits. 7.60204 miles? You're measuring your distance in miles to the 5th decimal place? To the nearest 5/8 of an inch? To a precision of 1 part in 760,000?...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,663
Posted By Disposable

Maybe who he is is the kind of guy who likes to...

Maybe who he is is the kind of guy who likes to "get even." I'd be grateful if somebody gave me a legitimate opportunity to be myself.
09-02-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,471
Posted By Disposable

"...there is nothing scenic down there. Pine...

"...there is nothing scenic down there. Pine trees, shacks, junk cars, litter , chemicals in the air, ruined land from the oil wells, and every poisonous snake in America lives there."

Those...
08-30-09, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,352
Posted By Disposable

I have an '84 620. It's pretty much retired now,...

I have an '84 620. It's pretty much retired now, but I rode it a whole lot for 17 years and now it has a place of honor over the workbench. I loved that bike; riding it saw me thru a whole lot of...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By Disposable

Rub the pedal and cleat with paraffin wherever...

Rub the pedal and cleat with paraffin wherever they might touch. The wax will shut it up and won't leave grease prints on the floor. You'll have to redo it pretty regularly; I carry a little chunk...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-09, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 908
Posted By Disposable

My NWT's got 54/46/32 and 11-28 on the back. I...

My NWT's got 54/46/32 and 11-28 on the back. I spend almost all my time in the middle ring, but I also don't get in a hurry very much.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By Disposable

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8130268@N04/sets/7215...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8130268@N04/sets/72157602628947864/

I found this on the Wallingford site. The double clip was easy enough to find at the hardware store, and I have found that it...
08-11-09, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By Disposable

You honored the man by remembering him to us. ...

You honored the man by remembering him to us. Thank you. We should all do so well by another.
08-03-09, 10:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,152
Posted By Disposable

I crossed the Mississippi River on a narrow...

I crossed the Mississippi River on a narrow shouldered interstate bridge one time. The nearest accessible bridge meant a detour of about 140 miles. I didn't have any moral problem with it, but I...
07-20-09, 10:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By Disposable

Some places they charge $5. Some places more. ...

Some places they charge $5. Some places more. We took a trip last month on Amtrak and the bikes were $5 apiece for the first part, and they had to be boxed and checked. For the much shorter second...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-09, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,727
Posted By Disposable

I use old cotton cycling caps with the short...

I use old cotton cycling caps with the short bills cut off. Coolmax likely would work better, but I had some of these.
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