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09-01-11, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By JackD

I second the Sakae's. I'm still using mine.

I second the Sakae's. I'm still using mine.
08-26-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By JackD

I made a saddle (or at least recovered an old...

I made a saddle (or at least recovered an old one) a month or two ago. The leather gets very pliable and soft when wet. After you have it in the shape you want, you want it to stay pretty dry.
08-19-11, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,757
Posted By JackD

If it occurs with pedal rotation regardless of...

If it occurs with pedal rotation regardless of gear, then it is likely bottom bracket cups.
07-27-11, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,746
Posted By JackD

I have one on my Raleigh LTD3. I just recovered...

I have one on my Raleigh LTD3. I just recovered it in leather this last weekend as the plastic shell and cover were cracked and ripped. It is nice and comfortable for riding around town.
11-07-09, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By JackD

Yep, it is the old grease. I'm kind of surprised...

Yep, it is the old grease. I'm kind of surprised no one has ever made a quiet freewheel with some sort of impact deadening material where the pawls hit.
11-07-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By JackD

My simplex prestige broke by just looking at it....

My simplex prestige broke by just looking at it. It was 35+ years old and barely used.
If I was riding it would have gotten all wrapped up and thrashed the chainring.

Get one made of metal.
10-26-09, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13,371
Views: 2,651,590
Posted By JackD

Here is the detail on the rack: ...

Here is the detail on the rack:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2503/4048534200_f67089c76c.jpg
They hook under the brake and hook near the main bolt, then there are supporting brackets which are...
10-25-09, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13,371
Views: 2,651,590
Posted By JackD

Ran across this early 70's Peugeot PX10 at a...

Ran across this early 70's Peugeot PX10 at a garage sale. Owner says it has been ridden 200 miles. Still has the nibs on the tires, but it has quite a few chips and scratches from storage. It looks...
06-18-09, 01:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,933
Posted By JackD

"Regarding rear brakes, I can stop faster with...

"Regarding rear brakes, I can stop faster with back-pedaling than I can with a rear brake, and I have no special skills nor strength."

Oh really? Crappy brakes you've got.
06-14-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,968
Posted By JackD

Super flash on the rear. People can't miss it.

Super flash on the rear. People can't miss it.
06-11-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,272
Posted By JackD

What about the pedals? You don't lock them!

What about the pedals? You don't lock them!
06-08-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,905
Posted By JackD

Work (Force x Distance) definitely varies with...

Work (Force x Distance) definitely varies with cadence. Force varies with crank position but is modified by the efforts of the rider. But the point is that any human has a maximum amount of force...
06-08-09, 11:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,905
Posted By JackD

OK. Start at the foot. The foot is exerting...

OK.

Start at the foot. The foot is exerting a force a certain distance from the bottom bracket.
Because the pedal pivots around the bottom bracket it is rotational and is called a moment of...
05-28-09, 12:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,354
Posted By JackD

Plastic don't make a nasty noise when they scrape...

Plastic don't make a nasty noise when they scrape on the ground.
It is the strap and sole which holds your foot to the pedal anyway, so I use plastic. They last a long time and don't rust.
...
05-27-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,690
Posted By JackD

Try one of these: ...

Try one of these:
http://www.motorcycletoystore.com/sport/images/uploads/ohlins%20road%20damper.jpg
05-22-09, 11:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,905
Posted By JackD

Couple of principles. Skidding tires impart less...

Couple of principles. Skidding tires impart less resistance than rolling tires (basic physics).
The energy used to resist skidding is provided by your legs. Your legs also supply energy for...
05-22-09, 06:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,905
Posted By JackD

Skidding exerts no more force on the bike frame...

Skidding exerts no more force on the bike frame than any other strenuous exertion (mashing the pedals for example). It is easier on the seat stays than braking with rim brakes would be. The only...
05-22-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By JackD

Pipe cutters work by rolling a wedge shaped blade...

Pipe cutters work by rolling a wedge shaped blade around under pressure, deforming the metal underneath the blade. It only works because metal is ductile. Carbon fiber is not ductile. You need to...
05-14-09, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By JackD

Jabba, I do not think that the installation...

Jabba,

I do not think that the installation was the cause. So not sure where you get this idea of fraud. Examine the bars and determine cause, then go talk about it. Or at LEAST look at a picture...
05-13-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By JackD

Yes! Buy it! no... wait Don't buy...

Yes! Buy it!

no... wait

Don't buy it!

on third thought...

None of these are screaming deals. Keep looking or bargain harder or buy new.
05-13-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By JackD

Um... Have you tried straightening out the...

Um... Have you tried straightening out the trackend? Put it on something solid and hammer it out flat.

That will eliminate the need for the tensioners.
05-13-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By JackD

Can't be answered definitively. They may be, but...

Can't be answered definitively. They may be, but may not be. There are integrated headsets (IS) which are different than those with cups. If they both use pressed in cups, then you should be able to...
05-13-09, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By JackD

People here love to hate Felt. In the real world...

People here love to hate Felt. In the real world I have fun and get many compliments on my terrible green bike.
05-13-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By JackD

If you wiggle them back and forth you can usually...

If you wiggle them back and forth you can usually break them loose, but at the expense of rounding out the faces on the inside of the crank. If you aren't reusing them it should be fine.
05-13-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By JackD

Those are called cotterless cranks and you need a...

Those are called cotterless cranks and you need a crank-puller. The bolts hold the cranks on. Remove the bolts then use a crank puller to pull them off the taper. If you don't care about keeping the...
05-13-09, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By JackD

TK3 does not have brakes, so you might consider...

TK3 does not have brakes, so you might consider that when comparing costs. I personally like the TK2 better, but it comes at a price.

I have a curbside which is the same as the dispatch except...
05-12-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By JackD

For the bars, send them back to Nitto or where...

For the bars, send them back to Nitto or where you got them. Tell them they are defective and you want a new set.

The stem should be fine.

Get a torque wrench so you don't overtighten....
05-12-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By JackD

I'm not convinced that the stem is the problem....

I'm not convinced that the stem is the problem. Were the bars new when you installed them? What is that other line parallel to the crack? Why isn't the crack largest where the stress is greatest? How...
05-11-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By JackD

Marin probably isn't that good a spot for fixed...

Marin probably isn't that good a spot for fixed gear as to get anywhere you need to go over quite a few hills and considerable distance. I grew up there and was always in need of multiple gears....
05-08-09, 02:28 PM
05-08-09, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,112
Posted By JackD

Since flip/flops have no dish, it is less of a...

Since flip/flops have no dish, it is less of a concern. Further, a fixed gear has "reverse" drive so both forward and trailing spokes will switch roles. Don't worry about it.
05-07-09, 09:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,570
Posted By JackD

... and so, as demonstrated, $250 for used cranks...

... and so, as demonstrated, $250 for used cranks is probably a bit high.
05-07-09, 04:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,570
Posted By JackD

Riding a fixedgear bike without fenders /...

Riding a fixedgear bike without fenders / panniers doesn't make you a hipster. Commuting on a fixed gear with a messenger bag is quite functional. When I commute that is what I do. Sometimes I use a...
05-07-09, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By JackD

I usually inflate slightly ~5-10PSI and roll them...

I usually inflate slightly ~5-10PSI and roll them about a bit/pinch the sides/... until the beads look straight before pumping up all the way. You can deflate and do this. If the bead is straight and...
05-07-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By JackD

Cold set? To take up about 5mm? Overkill.

Cold set? To take up about 5mm? Overkill.
05-05-09, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By JackD

you know this thread is almost two years old...

you know this thread is almost two years old right?

Velocity has both ano and pc rims I think.
Steel rims in the rain are bad. Aluminum is good. Powdercoat or anodized will wear down. I'd expect...
05-04-09, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By JackD

It shouldn't be doing that. Check the way you...

It shouldn't be doing that. Check the way you have the strap threaded. It should definitely be passing throught he slot between the teeth and the roller and sticking almost straight out.
05-04-09, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By JackD

Why not? They let you ride when you don't want to...

Why not? They let you ride when you don't want to wear your bike shoes. I can imagine them being used occasionally.
05-04-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By JackD

Every bike I've owned has brakes. Every bike I've...

Every bike I've owned has brakes. Every bike I've ever owned does not have machined sidewalls. Oh, except a new replacement rim I got. 40 years with no problem.

Don't worry about it. The brake...
05-04-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By JackD

Price differences for new frames vary for a...

Price differences for new frames vary for a number of reasons. Low end frames may have lower finishing standards than more expensive frames made of the same material. This may affect quality, but may...
05-04-09, 12:18 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,493
Posted By JackD

You're not sending me anything as a 4th place...

You're not sending me anything as a 4th place prize?

Way to earn a customer!
05-01-09, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By JackD

The wrench which comes with the Felt bikes has a...

The wrench which comes with the Felt bikes has a socket which fits recessed drops. But the socket has to be steel, not aluminum. Aluminum sockets will break immediately.

Another trick you want to...
05-01-09, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By JackD

No one said you can remove the brakes with a...

No one said you can remove the brakes with a little practice.
Be wary of assumptions.
05-01-09, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By JackD

Since you have a bike you are going to convert,...

Since you have a bike you are going to convert, use it to figure out what gear ratio you want to use. Ride it around. Set it in a single gear one day and make that ride to school. Does it work? If...
04-30-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,856
Posted By JackD

I'm convinced there may be some brooks...

I'm convinced there may be some brooks counterfeits out there. Maybe you got one.
04-29-09, 08:08 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,493
Posted By JackD

Basho rode a fixie

Basho rode a fixie
04-26-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By JackD

Get some 80 or 120 grit sandpaper. Get a rubber...

Get some 80 or 120 grit sandpaper. Get a rubber eraser or other sort of flat - but flexible - stuff. Wrap the sandpaper around the block. Sand off any high spots. Grooves in the rim won't make much...
04-24-09, 08:12 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,493
Posted By JackD

new rims he told her 42 millimeters she said...

new rims he told her
42 millimeters
she said is that all?
04-24-09, 03:16 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,493
Posted By JackD

one two three four five haiku is confusing me ...

one two three four five
haiku is confusing me
why not a raffle?
04-24-09, 03:15 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,493
Posted By JackD

the mess bag flutters julian is an anvil thor...

the mess bag flutters
julian is an anvil
thor is hammering
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