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06-06-11, 06:45 PM
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Posted By powers2b

Cheers Enjoy

Cheers
Enjoy
06-06-11, 12:48 PM
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Views: 111,247
Posted By powers2b

Enjoy

Enjoy
07-02-10, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,404
Posted By powers2b

Keep your hopes up. My friend got her bike...

Keep your hopes up.
My friend got her bike stolen a couple years ago and about 6 months later she saw a teenager riding it.
She stopped her car, got out, stopped the rider and grabbed the...
07-01-10, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By powers2b

If your brakes do not have a lever to open them...

If your brakes do not have a lever to open them up for this purpose you will have to let some air out of the tire prior to removal.
Then reinflate after installation.

Enjoy
06-30-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By powers2b

This^^ Enjoy

This^^

Enjoy
06-30-10, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By powers2b

I have spent a lot of time with vintage bikes. ...

I have spent a lot of time with vintage bikes.
Yes, the bike is worth 100.
Now turn the computer off and go ride.

Enjoy
06-30-10, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,375
Posted By powers2b

I doubt you need a new wheel. Machine built...

I doubt you need a new wheel.
Machine built wheels often have sketchy spoke tension.
Your weight is not an issue, the pothole may be.
If the rim is not disasterously out of true you may just need...
06-30-10, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By powers2b

because we are supposed to be bike mechanics ...

because we are supposed to be bike mechanics

Enjoy
06-30-10, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By powers2b

Tire width should not affect handling. If the...

Tire width should not affect handling.
If the bike handles different the rear wheel was probably not installed correctly.
Stop riding it, take it back to the shop and demand that A: they put the...
06-29-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,929
Posted By powers2b

I like low spoke count wheels. I ride rural...

I like low spoke count wheels.
I ride rural centuries, urban messenger races, and club rides (mostly FG).
I ride down steps, bunny hop curbs and potholes.
I also used to commute ~40 mi rt every...
06-29-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,929
Posted By powers2b

I've done both. I have also built a couple...

I've done both.
I have also built a couple "non-laced"
It is by far my favorite spoke pattern especially with high flange hubs.
You weight is not an issue if the wheel is well built.
I weigh...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-10, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,109
Posted By powers2b

I rock these wheels on one of my bikes and love...

I rock these wheels on one of my bikes and love them.
I weigh much more than you. I commute urban routes carying a full bag and ride rural centuries on these wheels.
I've done messenger races that...
06-24-10, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By powers2b

Race aside I find it interesting that Tribal law...

Race aside I find it interesting that Tribal law would take precidence on tribal lands.
I guess it is considered sovereign?
Not really clear on that.

Enjoy
06-24-10, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By powers2b

I see now how that could be misinterpreted. I...

I see now how that could be misinterpreted.
I was just posting a news article I found today.
The article and the "Enjoy" were not intended to be related.
Thanks hairnet for heading that one off.
...
06-24-10, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,216
Posted By powers2b

^^This. I've seen it many times on worn out...

^^This.
I've seen it many times on worn out rings (from running an old chain). As the teeth wear they produce a burr.
Run a file along the rings to clear any burrs.

Enjoy
06-24-10, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By powers2b

Pa. cyclist on cross country ride killed

A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man riding his bicycle across the country to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research was struck and killed by an SUV in New Mexico....
06-22-10, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By powers2b

Welcome, Here is a great place to start; ...

Welcome,
Here is a great place to start;
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?510358-Fixed-Gear-Single-Speed-Start-Here!

Enjoy
06-22-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By powers2b

There is a tool called an "Easy out" that is...

There is a tool called an "Easy out" that is designed for this.
Harbor freight has them.
Tap it into the hole and unscrew. Works every time.

Enjoy
06-22-10, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By powers2b

Sounds like a bent hanger. There is a very...

Sounds like a bent hanger.
There is a very specific tool to fix this. A good bike shop will have one.
Do not grab it with a wrench and try to fix it.

Enjoy
06-22-10, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,562
Posted By powers2b

Because Puma makes such a cool looking bike. ...

Because Puma makes such a cool looking bike.

Enjoy
06-22-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By powers2b

You need a thread chaser. Bike shop should have...

You need a thread chaser.
Bike shop should have one.
Yours is a common problem.
The spacer galled up some threads and they have to be repaired before the cone will come off smoothly.
You could...
06-22-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By powers2b

Once a year. Thread closed. Enjoy

Once a year.

Thread closed.

Enjoy
06-21-10, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By powers2b

Like from the tubes up? Or just buying a frame...

Like from the tubes up?
Or just buying a frame and assembleing parts?
You will need some specific bike tools.

We are here to help you.
But check with Park tools and Sheldon B first.

Enjoy
06-21-10, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By powers2b

Good for you. Beware, those tassels tickle your...

Good for you.
Beware, those tassels tickle your knees something feirce.
I reccomend Bayer knee cream to prevent chaffing.

Enjoy
06-21-10, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By powers2b

Gee Ward, It looks like the beaver got hit pretty...

Gee Ward, It looks like the beaver got hit pretty hard.

Enjoy
06-21-10, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By powers2b

You should have been around in '04-'05. You...

You should have been around in '04-'05.
You would have loved this forum then.
And we would have loved you.
But not in a sexy way, just as a friend in the community.
I don't want another demerit...
06-21-10, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By powers2b

I did, twice. You are correct. This one will...

I did, twice.
You are correct.
This one will go soon too.

Enjoy
06-21-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,128
Posted By powers2b

Best thread of the day. Enjoy

Best thread of the day.

Enjoy
06-21-10, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By powers2b

Had something to do with negativity, corporate...

Had something to do with negativity, corporate sponsorship, and someones new bike.

Enjoy
06-21-10, 03:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,670
Posted By powers2b

Me too! Doodie bike FTW Enjoy

Me too!

Doodie bike FTW

Enjoy
06-21-10, 03:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,562
Posted By powers2b

Less gear to freeze in the winter. Less gear to...

Less gear to freeze in the winter.
Less gear to corrode from my toxic sweat in the summer.
Makes passing geared roadies so much sweeter.

Enjoy
06-21-10, 12:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,755
Posted By powers2b

Your "mechanic" is an idiot and should not be let...

Your "mechanic" is an idiot and should not be let anywhere near your bike.
You should buy a chain tool and replace your chain regularly (they are disposable wear items) if you want your cogs to...
06-18-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By powers2b

You are now tasked with replyig to every "How do...

You are now tasked with replyig to every "How do you skid" thread on BF until someone else posts an "I learned to skid" thread.
I know it doesn't seem fair but those are the rules.

Enjoy
06-18-10, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By powers2b

Or open a beer. Enjoy

Or open a beer.

Enjoy
06-18-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By powers2b

Cut the ends off and use them as bottle openers. ...

Cut the ends off and use them as bottle openers.

Enjoy
06-18-10, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By powers2b

^^This. Especially if you feel the vibration. ...

^^This.
Especially if you feel the vibration.
Could be loose cones in the hub or the axle slipped.

Enjoy
06-18-10, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By powers2b

Which is exactly 6X what the bike is worth. ...

Which is exactly 6X what the bike is worth.

Enjoy
06-18-10, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By powers2b

52-16 on most of my FGs Some people like to...

52-16 on most of my FGs
Some people like to spin, some don't.
I don't. Get a taller gear and try it.
BF does not have the answer to what you will be happy with.

Enjoy
06-18-10, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By powers2b

You learn first hand from a mechanic or read a...

You learn first hand from a mechanic or read a book with a lot of technical bike words, and practice.
Or, in your case, take it to a shop and don't worry about it.

Enjoy
06-18-10, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,992
Posted By powers2b

Yes, but why would you? You will need to cobble...

Yes, but why would you?
You will need to cobble together a lot of parts.
Thrift stores sell road bikes of equal or better quaity for ~$10.

Enjoy
06-18-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By powers2b

You adjusted the most sensitive part of your bike...

You adjusted the most sensitive part of your bike without knowing what you were doing.
Now you will have to take it to a shop and pay someone that does.

Enjoy
06-18-10, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By powers2b

My $.02 from experience; Sidis are pricey but...

My $.02 from experience;
Sidis are pricey but worth it.
Shims and Nikes are both good quality, comfortable and last.
Lakes will disintegrate before you know what hit you.

Enjoy
06-18-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,389
Posted By powers2b

Two years, car free, riding slightly more than...

Two years, car free, riding slightly more than 70km (RT) across Cle, OH daily, in all weather.
All fixed. It was no problem.
Though I don't know the terrain or traffic conditions in Tokyo.
I...
06-18-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By powers2b

I find that putting the cheese directly on top of...

I find that putting the cheese directly on top of the hot meat allows it to soften and release more complex flavors.
Others prefer to add the cheese last but I believe that preference is based on...
06-18-10, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By powers2b

Contact Yellowbeard. He has come up with a...

Contact Yellowbeard.
He has come up with a truly amazing tool that does it all and his concept assures low cost.

Enjoy
06-17-10, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By powers2b

I thought Billy Mays was dead. Did you use the...

I thought Billy Mays was dead.
Did you use the Shamwow to wipe the post?

Enjoy
06-17-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By powers2b

Yes. Your title is misleading. Your wheel...

Yes.
Your title is misleading.
Your wheel was not tacoed.

Enjoy
06-17-10, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By powers2b

I saw your reply and was deeply amused. ...

I saw your reply and was deeply amused.
Obviously graphics and text are not the same.
Consider me shamed.

I have made my peace with the Mod God.

Enjoy
06-17-10, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By powers2b

My post was deleted by the mods. I was...

My post was deleted by the mods.
I was attempting to assist someone that apparently had a seat stain issue.
I was told I was being vulgar.
I apologize to all that may have been offended.
To...
06-17-10, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,225
Posted By powers2b

See the park tool site or Sheldon Brown. ...

See the park tool site or Sheldon Brown.

Enjoy
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