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08-11-08, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,872
Posted By Katzenjammer

If it was a 30-buck tool or a sturdy part, I...

If it was a 30-buck tool or a sturdy part, I might. But the cap is fragile and the tool is cheap, so what's the payoff for not going with the flow?
08-08-08, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,872
Posted By Katzenjammer

Thanks, both! I had the feeling that the caps...

Thanks, both! I had the feeling that the caps were unlikely to be pry-offs. An MKS dustcap wrench should be on the way to me by Monday, from Ben's Cycle in Milwaukee, $6.98 - not quite as good as...
08-04-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,872
Posted By Katzenjammer

Removing dust caps from MKS Sylvan Touring pedals?

Anyone know how to do it non-destructively? The wrench where I bought them (a storefront shop, but I bought them via the web) suggested that I brute-force them off with a screwdriver, but that...
06-01-08, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By Katzenjammer

Need to change email, can't remember pw

I need to change my email address since the old one evaporated, but to change it requires that I remember my current pw, which I don't. But to get a new pw, the old address must still work, which it...
01-24-08, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,951
Posted By Katzenjammer

Thanks, Sheldon. Unfortunately, mine doesn't...

Thanks, Sheldon. Unfortunately, mine doesn't look completely like any of the photos you posted. I'd provide a photo of mine as Bob suggested, but my camera is momentarily hors de service.

Mine...
01-21-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,951
Posted By Katzenjammer

Replacing a 7-speed gear cluster - what is it?

I have a mid-range off-road bike with a 3x7 setup (1995 model, but I'd be surprized if any of the parts involved are original) The teeth on the smallest gears are quite worn, as I discovered after...
01-13-08, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By Katzenjammer

Thanks for the suggestions, all. Keep them...

Thanks for the suggestions, all. Keep them coming, if there are others.

I realise now that I should have mentioned one additional minor factor, but I supposed you already knew it (I mean, I...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-08, 10:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,303
Posted By Katzenjammer

$1050 fine to cyclist for "reckless driving" (too slow during rush hour)??

NEWPORT NEWS -- Kajuan Cornish didn't know he was such a danger on his bicycle, and now he's facing hefty fees that could have paid for him to have a car.

One day after Gov. Timothy M. Kaine...
01-13-08, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By Katzenjammer

What's the best (cost x sturdiness x performance) repair stand?

In trying to do more of my own work, I'm hampered by not being able to get the bike off the floor. So I'm resigned to buying a stand, and probably a wheel-trueing jig as well. But I have very...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-07, 11:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,697
Posted By Katzenjammer

Nice mixte! What is it? Also, could you...

Nice mixte! What is it?

Also, could you give us some details on your homebrew rack? Ever since seeing Paul Woloshansky's, I've been thinking that might be a better solution than a trailer...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-07, 11:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,697
Posted By Katzenjammer

I started with my backpack, got Sweaty Back and...

I started with my backpack, got Sweaty Back and couldn't carry much despite the pack being a big one; bought a Topeak rear-rack basket which when loaded with groceries made the bike annoyingly tippy;...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-07, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Katzenjammer

There are many places where a thing like that is...

There are many places where a thing like that is illegal to use on pedestrians. Check the law before you buy.
Forum: Commuting
11-13-07, 12:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,664
Posted By Katzenjammer

I think if you're going to do it despite your...

I think if you're going to do it despite your spouse's very reasonable fears, you should get much better lighting than you've described. Something more like a version of Jeff-o's "blinkie"...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-07, 07:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,641
Posted By Katzenjammer

I carry my laptop in a separate padded envelope...

I carry my laptop in a separate padded envelope (caselogic) in my also-padded backpack. It works, but I wouldn't want to do it often -- especially not if I'm the one who has to replace the machine...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-07, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,482
Posted By Katzenjammer

I posted the piece because I feel the same way...

I posted the piece because I feel the same way you do and thought it was a beautiful satire on delusional consumerist behavior. So I felt a little bemused by some of the reactions. I have my own...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-07, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,482
Posted By Katzenjammer

Okay, fess up. Who wrote this?

Much more: http://cbfz.blogspot.com/2007/10/now-i-have-sports-related-gripe-to-air.html

:D
Forum: Commuting
11-09-07, 02:28 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 32,067
Posted By Katzenjammer

Yes. Also spelled "clutter", possibly to...

Yes. Also spelled "clutter", possibly to acknowledge the effect of having several in the kitchen while cooking something they like.

Personally, though, I prefer "a sandbag of cats". Anyone...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-07, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By Katzenjammer

'sfunny, I read the 'oem leg' and never thought...

'sfunny, I read the 'oem leg' and never thought anything about it...it seemed like a perfectly sensible description to me :D
Forum: Commuting
11-08-07, 03:25 PM
Forum: Commuting
11-08-07, 12:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,555
Posted By Katzenjammer

Apologies for my not seeing that there were...

Apologies for my not seeing that there were questions about the rear-mount kickstand. As BruceB noted, it's made by Greenfield in NY, who also make the bog-standard center-mount one. The...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-07, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By Katzenjammer

Lovely bike. I shouldn't think there are too...

Lovely bike. I shouldn't think there are too many of them, so perhaps posting a no-questions reward notice would help get it back?

If ever I have a high-end bike that doesn't live in my kitchen,...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-07, 07:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,253
Posted By Katzenjammer

Last year our "winter" amounted to one...

Last year our "winter" amounted to one half-decent fall of snow and later about a week hovering in the range -5F - +10F. With a balaclava, decent gloves, and my slightly-more-than-a-windbreaker...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-07, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Katzenjammer

That'd be super, especially if you're an EE. I'm...

That'd be super, especially if you're an EE. I'm planning to do the whole design myself if there's no other choice, but although I can do anything I like in software, my hardware expertise is at the...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-07, 03:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,555
Posted By Katzenjammer

For those who'd like a kickstand that doesn't...

For those who'd like a kickstand that doesn't clamp amidships on the chainstay-crossbracewhateverthehellyoucallit, try

http://www.greenfieldny.com/images/bicycle/stabilizer.jpg

They are very...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-07, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,304
Posted By Katzenjammer

Be sure to get enough protein, so that you can...

Be sure to get enough protein, so that you can fend off most attacks, and heal quickly when you do get sick.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-07, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Katzenjammer

I plan to build, too --- but I'd much rather the...

I plan to build, too --- but I'd much rather the difficult bits were available as parts, since I have far more things to do with my time than I have time (lucky you, if that's not true for you!!). ...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-07, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Katzenjammer

How many would go for a all-in-one light controller?

I no longer commute, being retired, but I ride for utility, and in all weathers. I don't know about anyone else, but I find it dangerous and annoying to have to unhook my hand from my rain cape and...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-07, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,718
Posted By Katzenjammer

I bought a name-brand rear rack from Zursters,...

I bought a name-brand rear rack from Zursters, but was sent an el-cheapo, no-name rack. When I politely complained, he shrugged and said I should direct my complaint to the purported manufacturer. ...
05-26-07, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By Katzenjammer

Getting the handlebars higher

I love to ride, but my nearly-67yo backbone positively is not having any of this crouch-over-the-handlebars nonsense. For my backbone and me, it's upright or nothing.

Right now my 'summer bike'...
05-26-07, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 214,373
Posted By Katzenjammer

Years and years ago, there was a snippet from...

Years and years ago, there was a snippet from court testimony shared around by a bike safety group. Maybe someone has posted it here in the 110 pages I haven't read. I wish I still had my copy.
...
05-22-07, 12:26 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,716
Posted By Katzenjammer

Josh, I was struck by this statement of yours: in...

Josh, I was struck by this statement of yours: in my opinion every dollar of profit is a dollar in unpaid wages.

On one level, your opinion reflects the truth--the net profit does go into...
05-22-07, 11:38 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,716
Posted By Katzenjammer

I haven't finished reading the thread, but I just...

I haven't finished reading the thread, but I just had to jump on this bit of misinformation. GBS would never have said anything so idiotic: he was a socialist his whole life.

The actual author of...
05-22-07, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,490
Posted By Katzenjammer

I'll look into the golfing tape thing. I...

I'll look into the golfing tape thing.

I don't remove the grips all that often, but it seems that if I have to do it once, I have to do it a dozen times. Recently, having fun and games with the...
05-22-07, 04:15 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,532
Posted By Katzenjammer

Oh absolutely! In the best businesses, everyone...

Oh absolutely! In the best businesses, everyone understands the mutuality involved in success. Owners of such businesses never treat the employees as work units to be exploited, and they're the...
05-22-07, 03:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,735
Posted By Katzenjammer

+1 for alcohol's efficiency, cleanliness, and...

+1 for alcohol's efficiency, cleanliness, and lack of residue. I use a blunted hypodermic syringe...slide the needle in between the grips and the bar, squirt while wiggling the grip to distribute...
05-21-07, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,490
Posted By Katzenjammer

Grips, yes. And you might well be right. ...

Grips, yes. And you might well be right. There's no intrinsic reason (that I can think of) why they couldn't be adapted with an internal sleeve so as to be removeable, but maybe they have such...
05-21-07, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,490
Posted By Katzenjammer

Thanks for the thought. It's one I had too, but...

Thanks for the thought. It's one I had too, but discarded on the grounds that, to be removeable, the stickiness would have to be temporarily suspended (I squirt alcohol with a hypodermic needle to...
05-21-07, 01:32 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,532
Posted By Katzenjammer

Been there, done that.:( [/quote] Let's be a...

Been there, done that.:( [/quote]

Let's be a bit more clear on this issue :) Borrowing to meet payroll is not a 'look at what I'm doing out of the goodness of my heart' thing, it's strictly a...
05-21-07, 11:52 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,532
Posted By Katzenjammer

Speaking of ignorance in this thread, I think...

Speaking of ignorance in this thread, I think that if you read TWON, as opposed to quoting what someone else, who evidently hasn't read it either, says, you'll see that Smith deplored capitalism (to...
05-21-07, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,490
Posted By Katzenjammer

Removable cork grips--any way to do that?

I'd like to use cork grips on my old tourer, for the snazz factor if nothing else. But the only installation methods I've seen involve permanently mounting them with spray adhesive. Which doesn't...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-07, 06:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,458
Posted By Katzenjammer

What *I*'d like to know is -- when will the new,...

What *I*'d like to know is -- when will the new, improved (warn-off, brakes and turnsignals) kit be available? Or for that matter any kit! I'm on the verge of trying to hack my own, but as I've no...
05-09-07, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Katzenjammer

My rear brazeon for the brakes is a rather nasty...

My rear brazeon for the brakes is a rather nasty bent tube that lurches around the seat tube. I think it must have been installed by someone with the DTs, because neither end is aligned with the...
05-08-07, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Katzenjammer

I think I might be wrong about my fd being bottom...

I think I might be wrong about my fd being bottom pull. Can someone de-confuse me as to pull and swing? The cable pulls upward to move the cage out to the larger chainring. Is that enough...
05-08-07, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Katzenjammer

What made you choose vbrakes? (I ask out of...

What made you choose vbrakes? (I ask out of interest, since I've been shifting from foot to foot on that issue. I'd about decided to stay with regular cantis til I read this post of yours.)
05-08-07, 03:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Katzenjammer

It's a pre-department-store Mongoose with Alivio...

It's a pre-department-store Mongoose with Alivio parts, which still work okay but I'm sure won't last forever. The bike is my principal in-town transportation, and I want it to be completely...
05-07-07, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Katzenjammer

Upgrading with used parts -- how to do it?

I have an older offroad bike with low/mid-grade 3x7 Shimano parts. I'd like to replace them with better-quality used ones off of ebay. But there seem to be a lot of different models, and I can't...
05-05-07, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By Katzenjammer

To make a big splash, you needn't cover the whole...

To make a big splash, you needn't cover the whole car in bike pix. You could restrict the pix to, say, a 12- or 18-inch wide high-contrast band along each side (think cop car). I suspect that would...
03-09-07, 05:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,718
Posted By Katzenjammer

Very nice site and one I'd not seen before. ...

Very nice site and one I'd not seen before. Thanks for the pointer!
03-08-07, 04:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,718
Posted By Katzenjammer

Not so. The latest consensus is that it's 90%...

Not so. The latest consensus is that it's 90% certain that human activity is causing the majority of the climate change now underway. The 2004 IPCC report said "M]ost of the observed warming over...
03-08-07, 12:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,718
Posted By Katzenjammer

I can't predict with certainty what the next roll...

I can't predict with certainty what the next roll of a pair of dice will be, but looking at the history of many rolls will tell me whether they're crooked and in what way, and whether I can make...
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