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Forum: Commuting
03-03-13, 12:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,116
Posted By Here We Go

See this:...

See this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scG0jmHpK1Y&t=11m05s

I also recommend reading
http://sheldonbrown.com/starting.html
01-19-13, 02:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,303
Posted By Here We Go

Check the crank arm positioning on dat silver...

Check the crank arm positioning on dat silver Mongoose... :lol:
01-19-13, 02:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,303
Posted By Here We Go

Rim tape: Quite often the rim tape on those...

Rim tape: Quite often the rim tape on those bikes is improperly positioned. It would be a good idea at some point to take the tire off and inspect it to make sure it's properly covering all of the...
01-16-13, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By Here We Go

FWIW (possibly not very much), I didn't know...

FWIW (possibly not very much), I didn't know about this until just recently:
http://www.parktool.com/product/chain-tool-CT-3-2
01-16-13, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Here We Go

Yeah, that was my own stupidity on the chain....

Yeah, that was my own stupidity on the chain. Good idea on the 1" reduction. I'll measure and see if that'll fit. If not, I'll definitely replace it, and I have an old 5-speed freewheel I can change...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-13, 11:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,159
Posted By Here We Go

NICE! Thanks for sharing!

NICE! Thanks for sharing!
01-13-13, 01:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Here We Go

Fixing up an old bike - quick questions

Got a hold of some old bike which was destined for a landfill, and I'm trying to make it a project to get it road-worthy again.

I have some questions off the top of my head:

1.) Tires - they're...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-13, 11:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,761
Posted By Here We Go

I want to pay $100 so I can road rage just like a...

I want to pay $100 so I can road rage just like a car!
Forum: Commuting
01-03-13, 11:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,117
Posted By Here We Go

Once I put the studded tires on this year, I sort...

Once I put the studded tires on this year, I sort of stopped trying to go fast all the time. And it's been sort of enjoyable.

I remember when I used to ride crappy bikes, I never used to worry...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-13, 11:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,720
Posted By Here We Go

Surprised to see hear people struggling with...

Surprised to see hear people struggling with mounting the Marathon Supreme tires. I thought those were supposed to be easy to mount. Anyone else have a problem getting them on, and what's your...
12-28-12, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,885
Posted By Here We Go

Cable lock only = bye bye bicycle In one...

Cable lock only = bye bye bicycle

In one way, cable locks are really bad, because they give a false sense of security.

A proven way of more secure locking starts with a high-quality (not cheapo...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-12, 04:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,353
Posted By Here We Go

Haters gonna hate...

Haters gonna hate (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/237231-Review-on-the-GMC-Denali-bicycle/)
12-26-12, 11:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,574
Posted By Here We Go

The short version: I think you should go to your...

The short version: I think you should go to your local bike shop and get an entry-level ride from them. Ask to try several different bike models and see which feels best.

....

If you don't...
12-26-12, 10:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,574
Posted By Here We Go

MEGA POST INCOMING I expected plenty of...

MEGA POST INCOMING

I expected plenty of haterade coming from this forum on a department store bike, but it's clear that most of the responders have never worked on or ridden the newer, mid-level...
12-26-12, 12:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,574
Posted By Here We Go

OP, this forum generally has a massive bias...

OP, this forum generally has a massive bias against department store bikes. To some extent, this is warranted; there are plenty of department store bikes which were and are total garbage, with parts...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-12, 12:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By Here We Go

Riding farther to the left, like in the center of...

Riding farther to the left, like in the center of the lane, will greatly increase your visibility to cars pulling out of driveways and at intersections. Whenever possible and practical, I suggest...
12-19-12, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Here We Go

No safety issues besides a sharp edge poking out,...

No safety issues besides a sharp edge poking out, but I definitely recommend what the others are saying about securing the wire strands in place with a dab of superglue, solder, heat, whatever.
...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By Here We Go

Whatever you pick, +1 opinion from the peanut...

Whatever you pick, +1 opinion from the peanut gallery saying to go wider on the tires. Many commuters prefer 28-32c, but there are plenty who swear by fat 2" (~50c) mountain bike tires for urban...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-12, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By Here We Go

Nice door zone bike lanes. :l

Nice door zone bike lanes. :l
Forum: Commuting
12-16-12, 11:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,062
Posted By Here We Go

Nobody mentioned purposefully duct taping a...

Nobody mentioned purposefully duct taping a crappy old seat?



Lol at the fake Huffy. It was pulled off extremely well. How did you acquire and adhere the Huffy logo? Is it a reused sticker,...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-12, 04:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 663
Posted By Here We Go

+1 very happy user of the Superflash and other...

+1 very happy user of the Superflash and other bike lights with Eneloop rechargable batteries. They rock.

I was already using Eneloops anyway for miscellaneous stuff around home, whether it be...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-12, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,385
Posted By Here We Go

A lot of people are believers in the 15% tire...

A lot of people are believers in the 15% tire drop theory (http://www.bikequarterly.com/images/TireDrop.pdf), which is supposed to give you the best mix of speed, comfort, prolonged tire life, and...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-12, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,199
Posted By Here We Go

Awesome, thank you both so much for the very...

Awesome, thank you both so much for the very helpful replies.
Forum: Commuting
11-28-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,949
Posted By Here We Go

Actually, I probably hadn't given this proper...

Actually, I probably hadn't given this proper observation. It's a good point, and I wonder if it's a piece of the puzzle on why drivers are misjudging bike speeds so often on right hook incidents.
Forum: Commuting
11-28-12, 10:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,006
Posted By Here We Go

That's what I do. The patch kit is so tiny that...

That's what I do. The patch kit is so tiny that I always bring it anyway. It also gives you the ability to bail out other riders who have flats.

Don't forget to toss half a toothpick into the...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-12, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,199
Posted By Here We Go

Getting black marks out of reflective jacket

So my reflective jacket has some small black stains on it. Not sure if it's bicycle grease or not, but it looks similar. I wonder if it's from lifting bikes up and moving them around and having...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-12, 11:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,386
Posted By Here We Go

I've been using a thin cable lock that I...

I've been using a thin cable lock that I permanently leave on the bike, connecting the saddle rails to under the seat stays. It's essentially the same thing as the old bike-chain-in-innertube trick....
Forum: Commuting
11-27-12, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By Here We Go

I think he's using an Abus Granit...

I think he's using an Abus Granit (http://www.amazon.com/Abus-Locks-Standard-Granit-Plus/dp/B001U885MQ) in that video. Great lock, usually rated around the same as Kryptonite's New York Standard...
11-14-12, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 746
Posted By Here We Go

The Sunlite amber LED...

The Sunlite amber LED (http://www.amazon.com/Light-Sunlt-Front-Hl-L510-5-Led/dp/B004E3R2W8/) is very similar to the SuperFlash in design. Not quite as bright, but not as expensive either. And the...
11-04-12, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Here We Go

The way I remember the derailleur screws is that...

The way I remember the derailleur screws is that turning them clockwise always makes them "tighter," i.e. function more restrictively.

If you're having trouble shifting onto those gears, turn...
10-28-12, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,849
Posted By Here We Go

Velox has a great reputation for the cloth tapes,...

Velox has a great reputation for the cloth tapes, and it comes in 3 sizes. Another nice product I like is the SRAM rim strip (http://www.amazon.com/SRAM-700C-Rim-Tape-Pair/dp/B002MKLO0G), but that...
10-27-12, 04:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,849
Posted By Here We Go

The short answer to the tire size question, in...

The short answer to the tire size question, in case it wasn't completely clear, is that you need to measure your rims to see what you can fit. Check Sheldon Brown's sizing...
10-25-12, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Here We Go

Here's a locksmith's advice from some other...

Here's a locksmith's advice from some other threads. I offer it at face value.

The short version of what he suggests:
- Tri-Flow or other teflon-based lubricant for routine maintenance
- WD-40...
10-25-12, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By Here We Go

Sounds good. I think your pads are gonna last...

Sounds good. I think your pads are gonna last just fine. The advice I've heard from a bike mechanic and hardcore commuter is that the pads should be replaced yearly for safety, because they start...
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