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10-05-12, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,760
Posted By Chad1376

I've taught both of my boys to ride. In...

I've taught both of my boys to ride. In hindsight, I wish I had purchased a real balance bike and never let them ride a pedal bike with training wheels. Interestingly, my kids are very different...
Forum: Triathlon
09-27-12, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By Chad1376

This is just a local club event - there's nothing...

This is just a local club event - there's nothing in the rules regarding gearing. As long as he has a helmet and air in the tires, he's good to go. I'm sure there will be some kids with real road...
Forum: Triathlon
09-27-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By Chad1376

10-year old's first triathalon - Limiting gears?

My 10-year old will be competing in his first triathalon this Sunday, and he'll need to navigate the course without my help. He has a Fuji 650 Ace upgraded to a Sora 9-speed. I'm a little worried...
09-02-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 610,571
Posted By Chad1376

This currently has an 8-speed IGH, and drum...

This currently has an 8-speed IGH, and drum brakes but it looks like a sweet conversion in the making.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/5I75Ge5Jf3Ic3F43N5c820c94ebedf7f51b4b.jpg
03-19-12, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 610,571
Posted By Chad1376

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/Ca...

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/Capture.jpg
02-25-12, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By Chad1376

I dig the way the male part of the lock mechanism...

I dig the way the male part of the lock mechanism points back at the rider. This looks like a great way to impale you thigh or tear your scorotom off in an accident. Brilliant industrial design!
02-11-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 610,571
Posted By Chad1376

Dude, you're baddass, I'm laughing my booty off....

Dude, you're baddass, I'm laughing my booty off. LMBO.
02-11-12, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 610,571
Posted By Chad1376

Yes - I'm inferring the idea of a person getting...

Yes - I'm inferring the idea of a person getting a tattoo about his current passions and trends which becomes outdated and stale, thus becoming an embarrassing blemish. Google the sh*t I'm talking...
02-11-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 610,571
Posted By Chad1376

I'm imagining, somewhere out there, there's a...

I'm imagining, somewhere out there, there's a mid-40's dude with a tattoo of himself riding a slingshot mountain bike, wearing an Etto helmet, with Spuds Mackenzie in the background...The other calf...
02-05-12, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,055
Posted By Chad1376

To the OP: Traffic, John Barleycorn Must...

To the OP:
Traffic, John Barleycorn Must Die..great album, one of my favorites.:thumb:
02-02-12, 02:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,860
Posted By Chad1376

For $100 frame, fork + usable odds/ends, I don't...

For $100 frame, fork + usable odds/ends, I don't think you have much to loose in experimenting with fixed. My C-dale frame is significantly nicer that, say, my new nashbar aluminum fixed frame -...
02-01-12, 10:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,860
Posted By Chad1376

FWIW - the Cannondale dropouts are aluminum and...

FWIW - the Cannondale dropouts are aluminum and quite soft. The nuts will dig into the dropouts if you crank down on them and I haven't had any issues with the nuts slipping. I can see where...
02-01-12, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,860
Posted By Chad1376

Viola - Mid 90's C-dale ...

Viola - Mid 90's C-dale

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/DSCF3635.jpg

I used a combination of "magic gear" (with a 1/2 link) to get the length close. I opened up the dropouts a...
01-23-12, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Chad1376

My guess is that it's powder coated - which is...

My guess is that it's powder coated - which is pretty tough to chemically strip. I've used a glass bead blaster to effectively remove powder coating, but it leaves a satin finish to the metal. I...
12-27-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 610,571
Posted By Chad1376

^^ At first I thought: "A Cinelli SS Mt. Bike -...

^^
At first I thought: "A Cinelli SS Mt. Bike - SWEET!"
And then: "Man, that's geared pretty tall for dirt."
Then: "Aw F**k, that's a road wheel on the back."
Followed by: "That's a track...
12-25-11, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Chad1376

I have 2.35 Small Block Eights, and I love them...

I have 2.35 Small Block Eights, and I love them for hard packed and more "groomed" trails. Of course I picked the worst of the worst for my pictures, just to make a point.

What's usually...
12-25-11, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 610,571
Posted By Chad1376

Ok, I'll admit I didn't watch that closely. I...

Ok, I'll admit I didn't watch that closely. I didn't think it was all that compelling.
12-25-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Chad1376

I need a fatty

Living/riding around 'Vegas, every time I want to do exploring, I inevitably end up trying to grind uphill in a loose gravel wash, or sliding around on golf-ball sized marbles. This is exacerbated...
12-25-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 610,571
Posted By Chad1376

I now know him as some dude who, to date, has...

I now know him as some dude who, to date, has managed to dodge a Darwin Award for riding 60-miles with no brakes, no helmet, no grip tape and wearing headphones. I guess someone thinks he's cool...
12-24-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 610,571
Posted By Chad1376

Look a little closer.

Look a little closer.
12-24-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 610,571
Posted By Chad1376

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/1-...

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/1-6.jpg
12-19-11, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,404
Posted By Chad1376

I had my SS mountain bike "fixed" just to try it...

I had my SS mountain bike "fixed" just to try it out for awhile - using a fixed cog and red Loc-Tite.

It was a lot of fun, but I'd hold the experience to being more like hiking with wheels,...
12-16-11, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,039
Posted By Chad1376

I claim to be the inventor of mountain bike...

I claim to be the inventor of mountain bike suspention with my first mountain bike. It was a (circa 1985) department store 26" - 10-speed cruiser. My freind had a 1982 Kawasaki KX80 with a blown...
12-07-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,773
Posted By Chad1376

I want a Pugsley sooooo bad - it will be my next...

I want a Pugsley sooooo bad - it will be my next bike.

I decided I needed one 4-months ago trying to go uphill in a long gravel wash. 26"x2.35" tires aired down just short of pinching the tube...
11-27-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 325,643
Posted By Chad1376

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/P1...

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/P1010216.jpg

Took the single speed out for about 10-miles of trails at Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City, NV. This is the first time I've attempted...
11-26-11, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 237,442
Posted By Chad1376

So I have a 2002 C-dale F-800 Frame (the Lefty...

So I have a 2002 C-dale F-800 Frame (the Lefty fork rollers and races are rusted), a Nashbar carbon 'cross fork and boxes of miscellaneous parts. Should I build up a SS (maybe fixed?) 700c bastard...
11-22-11, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,997,950
Posted By Chad1376

New Rock Shox Recon Silver Air forks: ...

New Rock Shox Recon Silver Air forks:

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/P1010195.jpg

I failed to realize my "vintage" Julie brakes are tab mount, and the fork uses post...
11-21-11, 02:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,112
Posted By Chad1376

I'm an overindulgent father of a 9-year old, and...

I'm an overindulgent father of a 9-year old, and my kid currently rides the following:

1) 20" Nitrous BMX
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/P1010193.jpg

2) Fuji Ace 650c...
11-20-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Chad1376

Rim tape & Lockring?

Rim tape & Lockring?
11-20-11, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 237,442
Posted By Chad1376

..Authentic single track dirt. ...

..Authentic single track dirt.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/P1010186.jpg
11-20-11, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 237,442
Posted By Chad1376

Should I..Ruin the elegant simplicity of my rigid...

Should I..Ruin the elegant simplicity of my rigid SS Mountain Bike by installing a suspension fork? I'm thinking a low-endish fork in the $200 range?
...
11-17-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,113
Posted By Chad1376

Great article! This motivates me to shine up,...

Great article! This motivates me to shine up, tune and ride my Campy (Daytona) equipped steel lugged Casati and pretend I'm Italian.
11-14-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 46,022
Posted By Chad1376

Years Owned / Bike 1976 - 1978 A little red...

Years Owned / Bike

1976 - 1978 A little red bicycle (16"?)
1978 - 1982 K-Mart All Pro (20" with ape hangars and a banana seat)
1982 - 1986 Generic 10-speed 26" cruiser
1986 - 2002 Kuahara...
11-14-11, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Chad1376

A picture of you delema might help... If...

A picture of you delema might help...

If I'm visualizing the problem correctly, you might be able to use a lockring from an old-style cup and cone bottom bracket as a spacer between the hub and...
11-12-11, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,155
Posted By Chad1376

Assuming you have regular road brakes, you need...

Assuming you have regular road brakes, you need standard pull levers. Most Mt. bike levers are long pull for v-brakes and will not work correctly with road brakes. Be sure to get levers specific to...
11-07-11, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 140,917
Posted By Chad1376

This is why I do my drinking at home..friends...

This is why I do my drinking at home..friends stay on the couch if needed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETbfn-JcoOU
11-07-11, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,195
Posted By Chad1376

Assuming the inside tube diameter is a tiny bit...

Assuming the inside tube diameter is a tiny bit below spec - not bent or ovalized, I'll bet a brake cylender hone would work..kind of like the scotch-brite idea, but with more "balls". haha. I've...
11-07-11, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,187
Posted By Chad1376

My thoughts - based on my 9-year old's Fuji Ace...

My thoughts - based on my 9-year old's Fuji Ace 650c - upgraded to Sora STI levers...

* A single chainring will be easier for your kid to figure out. My 9-year old still doesn't understand when...
11-04-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,659
Posted By Chad1376

Maybe?? Use a screwdriver to pry open the...

Maybe??

Use a screwdriver to pry open the pivoting side pedal jaw from the bottom side of the pedal?
11-01-11, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By Chad1376

..Minimalist. And, I do have suspension. ...

..Minimalist. And, I do have suspension. Between 1/2" and 1" - depending on how much air I have in my tires.:p

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/DSCF3890.jpg
10-31-11, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,140
Posted By Chad1376

I agree, a 20" bike is great for BMX, or jumping...

I agree, a 20" bike is great for BMX, or jumping in a dirt lot, but it's too small for any kind of distance riding.

A 24" mountain bike, or small framed 650c road bike would be ideal. That...
10-24-11, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,480
Posted By Chad1376

Fetish - Fixation I think Fetish is out of...

Fetish - Fixation

I think Fetish is out of business, but you might still be able to find their frames on eBay.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/chad1376/DSCF3887.jpg
05-27-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By Chad1376

They are both standard reach - just different...

They are both standard reach - just different shapes. I think I like the R340 better. It's wide and flat on top - great if you like to cruise with the heel of your hand on the tops.

There is a...
05-27-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By Chad1376

X2 on the Tektro I have both the R200A and...

X2 on the Tektro

I have both the R200A and the RL520. Both are well made, comfortable and solid - especially for the price.
...
05-24-11, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,677
Posted By Chad1376

I've got 4-bikes with Avid mech. disks. I can say...

I've got 4-bikes with Avid mech. disks. I can say disks look cool and they stop great - but damn, they sure do seem to require a lot of constant fiddling. I seem to spend 1/2 my life adjusting the...
05-17-11, 11:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,070
Posted By Chad1376

I used an airbrush from Harbor Freight (their...

I used an airbrush from Harbor Freight (their "expensive" $15 brush :p). The color is very thin and translucsent, and it's very difficult to get even color. There's a lot of thick/thin color...
05-17-11, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,381
Posted By Chad1376

I have a FG mountain bike (I don't race, I just...

I have a FG mountain bike (I don't race, I just goof around) and FG in the dirt is a lot of fun. If you have a flip/flop hub and can fix one side, I'd encourage you to try it out just for kicks. I...
05-15-11, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
Posted By Chad1376

That's a lot of background. FYI - most forum...

That's a lot of background. FYI - most forum participants have ADD - myself included:p. All I can say is, $1,500 will get you a nice bike, but a sub 18-lb Ti dream bike?..Your going to need to do...
05-13-11, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Chad1376

Did you try adjusting the angle of the...

Did you try adjusting the angle of the derailleur? To get the full range, I angled the rear of the cage inward a little (toward the bike centerline). With a mt. triple, there's so much difference...
05-13-11, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,070
Posted By Chad1376

It's sounds like I have similar issues. I'm...

It's sounds like I have similar issues. I'm using an Sram X5 (a $9 new "take off".) I also had to raise it high to clear the chain stay. It also takes up a lot of room behind the seat tube. It...
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