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03-08-14, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4,589
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Posted By TwoFourOne

Just ordered the SKS S-Blade Fender ...

Just ordered the SKS S-Blade Fender
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61j9F6F2SdL.jpg
03-02-14, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By TwoFourOne

Also, any type of scratch is proven to make the...

Also, any type of scratch is proven to make the bike less fast.
Forum: Commuting
02-19-14, 02:06 PM
02-02-14, 12:05 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 59,808
Posted By TwoFourOne

Technically, too late.

Technically, too late.
01-20-14, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By TwoFourOne

If you're not set on drop bars, this bike...

If you're not set on drop bars, this bike (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/avenue_fb.htm) would be worth looking at.
01-20-14, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,709
Posted By TwoFourOne

Ahh okay, thanks. And thanks for the heads up on...

Ahh okay, thanks. And thanks for the heads up on Velomine.

I think I'll pull the trigger on the LP18s from Amazon/Niagara.
01-20-14, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By TwoFourOne

Are there a lot of hills in your area? Road bikes...

Are there a lot of hills in your area? Road bikes with gears are generally more expensive than single-speed bikes, but you may need more than one speed if there a lot of hills where you live.

I...
01-20-14, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,709
Posted By TwoFourOne

I'd like to stay as cheap as possible. I don't...

I'd like to stay as cheap as possible. I don't care too much about weight, only strength really.

Is there much of a difference between Weinmann LP18s and Weinmann DP18s? They're both on Niagara...
01-17-14, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,709
Posted By TwoFourOne

Unsure about which wheels are the best option

My rear wheel has 5 broken spokes, with more coming soon. Don't worry, I don't ride it anymore. Time for a new one!

My options right now are as follows:

1) Weinmann LP18 Silver Track Wheels...
04-04-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 611,390
Posted By TwoFourOne

http://treasure.craigslist.org/bik/3723478034.html...

http://treasure.craigslist.org/bik/3723478034.html

http://i.imgur.com/zcyLye7.jpg

"fully customized fixed gear/single speed road bike have over $500 into it asking $300 or trade let me know...
04-01-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By TwoFourOne

I actually got angry for a second :lol:

I actually got angry for a second :lol:
Forum: Commuting
03-19-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By TwoFourOne

Definitely do what you feel is the safest. If it...

Definitely do what you feel is the safest. If it takes an extra 5 minutes, so be it. Five minutes is worth peace of mind, in my eyes :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-13, 11:10 PM
Forum: Commuting
02-22-13, 11:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,544
Posted By TwoFourOne

Just one.

Just one.
02-19-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,921
Posted By TwoFourOne

Silver (as in the Lone Ranger) and Ishmael...

Silver (as in the Lone Ranger)
and
Ishmael (the name of the marshtackie horse from A Land Remembered)
02-17-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,041
Posted By TwoFourOne

Yeah, it was. I did have pictures of the rim...

Yeah, it was. I did have pictures of the rim before, but I deleted them already. Didn't take any of the rim after. I should have.
02-17-13, 11:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,041
Posted By TwoFourOne

Thank you so much for that post, dabac! That's...

Thank you so much for that post, dabac! That's exactly the kind of explanation I needed :) My wheel is all fixed now, your advice worked perfectly.

I used some school textbooks to put the wheel...
02-14-13, 10:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,041
Posted By TwoFourOne

Alright, I unlaced the rim. I now have the...

Alright, I unlaced the rim. I now have the hubs+spokes (and the nipples), and a completely bare rim. I laid it on the flattest surface I could readily find, and tried to make notice of the bends.
...
02-14-13, 07:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,041
Posted By TwoFourOne

I appreciate the discussion going on here. Thanks...

I appreciate the discussion going on here. Thanks for everyone's replies.

I'll disassemble the wheel (using tape to keep groups of spokes together, to make it easier to reassemble), and then go...
02-13-13, 10:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,041
Posted By TwoFourOne

Thank you for the help, really, it means a lot....

Thank you for the help, really, it means a lot. I'm trying to understand this all.

So this means that I need to add tension to the rim BEFORE figuring out where the bends are, correct?

Buying...
02-13-13, 10:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,130
Posted By TwoFourOne

Really? Your leg was in a cast and it didn't hurt...

Really? Your leg was in a cast and it didn't hurt to ride?

I've never broken a bone before and I've always assumed it would completely stop me from riding if I broke my leg.
02-13-13, 10:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,041
Posted By TwoFourOne

Thanks for the replies, everyone! Just to...

Thanks for the replies, everyone!

Just to clarify a bit more - I'm going to attempt to straighten the rim. Currently, all of the spokes are de-tensioned.

I took a marker and marked out the...
02-13-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,041
Posted By TwoFourOne

In the video, the spokes were very loose. I...

In the video, the spokes were very loose. I haven't touched them since I made that video. Every spoke is loosened up to the point where it's juuuust barely covering the threads on the spoke.

To...
02-13-13, 05:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,041
Posted By TwoFourOne

So I should tension the spokes enough to where I...

So I should tension the spokes enough to where I determine where the bend is, then just bend it back using this method? I guess I'll do that.
02-13-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,041
Posted By TwoFourOne

Ah, okay. Holding the wheel up to a wall...

Ah, okay.

Holding the wheel up to a wall where a portion of the rim touches the wall (and the hub doesn't touch), I can see that there is one spot on the rim where it is not completely flat. ...
02-13-13, 05:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,041
Posted By TwoFourOne

Is the rim really that bent? It's certainly not...

Is the rim really that bent? It's certainly not straight, but it's not as bent as other ones I've seen in threads that came up in searches. Here's a video of it. I can take a better video if anyone...
02-13-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,041
Posted By TwoFourOne

I don't want to buy a new rim or a new wheel,...

I don't want to buy a new rim or a new wheel, because I don't have the money for that right now. And it's more fun to fix it by yourself :)

So I should equally tension all of the spokes a bit more...
02-13-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,041
Posted By TwoFourOne

Thanks for the replies! Since I...

Thanks for the replies!



Since I haven't unlaced the wheel (the hub and spokes are still on the rim), the only way to do this is to find a flat surface with a hole in the middle (for the hub)....
02-13-13, 04:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,041
Posted By TwoFourOne

Possibly bent rim - de-tensioned the whole wheel... now what?

Alex ID19 rims, 32-spokes (F & R), Formula quick-release hubs

Long story short, my friend crashed my bike and untrued my rear wheel. I fixed it up as much as I could and let it be. It kept...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-13, 09:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,333
Posted By TwoFourOne

I love commuting to/from school. If I don't ride,...

I love commuting to/from school. If I don't ride, I feel more groggy than I like. Addiction is a strong word, but it might apply here - I feel guilty when I don't ride :)
01-26-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,585
Posted By TwoFourOne

Why not get a seatbag or a top tube bag?

Why not get a seatbag or a top tube bag?
01-26-13, 09:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,289
Posted By TwoFourOne

Could you elaborate? Just curious.

Could you elaborate? Just curious.
Forum: Commuting
01-22-13, 10:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,931
Posted By TwoFourOne

I've never had my lights stolen from my bike. I...

I've never had my lights stolen from my bike. I usually take them off with me (since I almost always have a backpack/bag with me when I ride to public places). If you have an expensive light (read:...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-13, 10:38 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 11,167
Posted By TwoFourOne

Silver http://i.imgur.com/4CcCX1Y.png and ...

Silver
http://i.imgur.com/4CcCX1Y.png

and

Ishmael
http://i.imgur.com/K2D2Nl4l.jpg
Forum: Touring
01-20-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,696
Posted By TwoFourOne

It is addictive, we've already been planning our...

It is addictive, we've already been planning our next adventure :P And yes, my dad really did a nice thing for us. He works on the phone for a living so he's very convincing - but the park rangers...
Forum: Touring
01-19-13, 11:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,696
Posted By TwoFourOne

Just came back from my first overnighter! :) I...

Just came back from my first overnighter! :) I figure an update would be nice for everyone reading this thread.

My dad (somehow) convinced the campground owner to let me and my friend stay the...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-13, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By TwoFourOne

No, you misread it/don't understand it. ...

No, you misread it/don't understand it.

Cyclists in a crash contributed to the crash 59% of the time. The other 41% of the time, it was either completely the car's fault or no one's fault.
Cars...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,659
Posted By TwoFourOne

I ride to school (2 mi) in normal clothes. It's...

I ride to school (2 mi) in normal clothes. It's short enough so I never get sweaty in the morning.

Going to friend's houses and whatnot, I still dress in my normal clothes, but I may carry an...
01-13-13, 12:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,545
Posted By TwoFourOne

My girlfriend doesn't mind that I'm car-free, for...

My girlfriend doesn't mind that I'm car-free, for the most part. I ride my bikes to her house (or wherever we're going on a date to), and it works out just fine. If she insists (or for logistical...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-13, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,593
Posted By TwoFourOne

I would never do that, but whatever makes you...

I would never do that, but whatever makes you feel comfortable.
Forum: Commuting
01-13-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By TwoFourOne

That's one of the coolest things I've ever seen!

That's one of the coolest things I've ever seen!
Forum: Commuting
01-11-13, 11:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,081
Posted By TwoFourOne

I've been riding my bike to/from school for...

I've been riding my bike to/from school for almost a year now. It's only 2 miles each way, but it still counts :) My mom has always been interested in my bike riding, and the other day she finally...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-13, 11:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,525
Posted By TwoFourOne

I've always wondered what would happen if I...

I've always wondered what would happen if I caught a thief stealing my bike.
Forum: Touring
01-11-13, 11:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,696
Posted By TwoFourOne

Yeah, that doesn't happen around here, I think. I...

Yeah, that doesn't happen around here, I think. I agree there are cons to stealth camping, but it's the easiest option for us right now. Both of our parents are okay with the idea of Zach and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-13, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18,717
Views: 3,727,421
Posted By TwoFourOne

http://www.kaboodle.com/hi/img/b/0/0/16c/3/AAAAC8Z...

http://www.kaboodle.com/hi/img/b/0/0/16c/3/AAAAC8ZL3p4AAAAAAWw9Ng.jpg?v=1310674163000

http://www.biketiresdirect.com/productimages/images450/pbbsf-1.jpg

:)
Forum: Touring
01-11-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,696
Posted By TwoFourOne

True. But that's our idea with the stealth...

True. But that's our idea with the stealth camping. I'm sure no one will mind 2 teenagers sleeping in some woods - but if they do, we'll quickly leave and ask for forgiveness :)
Forum: Touring
01-10-13, 10:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,696
Posted By TwoFourOne

I'm not sure what you mean by the 'general public...

I'm not sure what you mean by the 'general public area'. My friend and I would find a place in the woods and set up camp, then leave at daybreak without leaving any trash behind. We aren't...
Forum: Touring
01-09-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,696
Posted By TwoFourOne

State parks won't allow minors to camp alone, so...

State parks won't allow minors to camp alone, so I searched for another campground in the area. I found one, and it didn't state anywhere on their website about an age limit. I emailed the park, and...
Forum: Touring
01-05-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,696
Posted By TwoFourOne

First off, I really appreciate all of the...

First off, I really appreciate all of the replies. It means a lot to me that random strangers over the internet would even care about my problems enough to offer such good and varied advice and...
01-05-13, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,744
Posted By TwoFourOne

Did a little photoshoot of my bikes with my...

Did a little photoshoot of my bikes with my girlfriend, this is the best one we got. Facebook wrecked the quality, though....
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