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Forum: Commuting
06-03-08, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By trackandtrials

I've done that commute a bunch, but take it all...

I've done that commute a bunch, but take it all the way through to Mountain View. Here's a cut 'n paste from an email that explains it pretty well...pasting the full directions just in case it helps...
05-19-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By trackandtrials

I ride steel road bikes and love my al (scandium)...

I ride steel road bikes and love my al (scandium) CX bike...I love it mainly for the weight and stiffness. You want vertical compliance? Try out tubulars at 28psi :-)
10-23-07, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By trackandtrials

Um....that's not actually that low. I run 40psi...

Um....that's not actually that low. I run 40psi in clinchers in cross races, as do most people racing. If he's racing cross, that's a reasonable psi to be using. The rim will bottom out from time to...
10-09-07, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,584
Posted By trackandtrials

You've gotta be real smooth in your pedal stroke,...

You've gotta be real smooth in your pedal stroke, though. I'm guessing that there are very few people around who are smooth enough pedalers to actually corner better while pedaling (except maybe in...
10-03-07, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By trackandtrials

Be careful if you're looking for a 'small' tire...

Be careful if you're looking for a 'small' tire because you don't have much frame clearance. The muds (a fantastic tire) are a claimed '30', but they're actually huge - I don't have a lot of...
09-17-07, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,240
Posted By trackandtrials

I ended up just buying new pads - all-salmon...

I ended up just buying new pads - all-salmon thinlines - the thinner pads helped with clearance when pulling the wheel out anyways.

The braking is much, much better than the avid pads, and I get...
09-11-07, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,240
Posted By trackandtrials

Thanks again - I'm going to try some dual...

Thanks again - I'm going to try some dual compound cartridges in the avid pad holders - I'll report back once I break them in.
09-10-07, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,240
Posted By trackandtrials

Did you use the black compound, or koolstop...

Did you use the black compound, or koolstop salmon?

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-07, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By trackandtrials

I've personally had great luck with the...

I've personally had great luck with the beartraps...so much that I actually have gotten some extras (one from when I warrantied my fork, and the other from a fellow BF member that just couldn't get...
04-25-07, 04:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,531
Posted By trackandtrials

Incredible...that's exactly the type of DIY...

Incredible...that's exactly the type of DIY solution I was looking for. Thanks everybody!
04-25-07, 11:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,531
Posted By trackandtrials

Towing a bike?

Hey all -

I'm sure this has been covered, but I can't seem to find any ideas/photos of people towing bikes without using an actual trailer. I'm thinking about making a bracket to mount a...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-07, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,576
Posted By trackandtrials

+2 This is something that ought to be done...

+2

This is something that ought to be done pretty freqently anyways, with as much sweat as you're putting into your helmet.
Forum: Commuting
04-06-07, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By trackandtrials

I've got one of these - which I love. However,...

I've got one of these - which I love. However, when riding with a full cup, it rattles enough that coffee makes its way up through vent hole onto the top 'shelf'. A few more bumps, and the coffee can...
03-13-07, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By trackandtrials

Most trials riders use a threaded crank - either...

Most trials riders use a threaded crank - either with a freewheel up front, or a track cog threaded on. I've bent/broken enough bolt-on chainwheels on my trials bikes to switch to a track cog up...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-07, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By trackandtrials

FWIW, the x-wing seatpost gets horrible reviews....

FWIW, the x-wing seatpost gets horrible reviews. I'd probably take the bianchi one myself.

There is one other thing to take into account - how much setback each has.
02-07-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,375
Posted By trackandtrials

I hate to burst your bubble, but both Surly (KM)...

I hate to burst your bubble, but both Surly (KM) and Soma (Juice) use dropouts like that.

Very slick bike though.
02-07-07, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By trackandtrials

Good advice! This has got to be one of the most...

Good advice! This has got to be one of the most chaff-free, on-topic subforums in all of BF-land.

T-Mar - thanks for the help, and also the wealth of time/info you've put into the centurion...
02-07-07, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By trackandtrials

Seatpost size help

Hey all -

I recently posted in the Centurion thread about my new ride - a late 70's Centurion Custom - however, on my commute to work this morning, I found a problem. When I bought the bike, the...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-07, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By trackandtrials

+1 I had a 1x8 setup for ~6 months, on a...

+1

I had a 1x8 setup for ~6 months, on a roadish commute, with nary a drop. I attribute this partly to tightening the chain up as much as possible, and partly to the huge, shock absorbing tires I...
02-02-07, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 328,416
Posted By trackandtrials

Here's another old centurion (70's it appears,...

Here's another old centurion (70's it appears, due to SN) - I'll get pics up shortly. I bought it as a converted fixie, but it appears that the stem, front brake, and possibly crank and seatpost...
01-31-07, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,816
Posted By trackandtrials

Don't use staples - use some of this stuff, and...

Don't use staples - use some of this stuff, and it'll actually stay. I re-did my old Turbo with some faux snakeskin (I know, I know....but I also did matching DIY handlebar tape so it's cool).
...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By trackandtrials

Just FYI - for a cold weather bike - your hands...

Just FYI - for a cold weather bike - your hands will stay much warmer when using the bar ends if you wrap them with bar tape or something. Those things are mighty cold if you're grabbing bare metal...
01-23-07, 02:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,531
Posted By trackandtrials

I found the same problem with a regular clamp on...

I found the same problem with a regular clamp on my rear rack - wearing on the dropouts when going over bumps/curb cuts/etc.

I fixed it by buying some 1/8" thick Delrin washers, and sticking that...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-07, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By trackandtrials

I've got the same bike/tire combo. I've been...

I've got the same bike/tire combo. I've been waiting for these to come out for months. I think they're supposed to be available in teh next few weeks:

http://ecom1.planetbike.com/7029.html
...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-07, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,378
Posted By trackandtrials

I've put 2,000 road commuting miles on my 1x8...

I've put 2,000 road commuting miles on my 1x8 setup, without a front derailleur or guide of any kind - I have yet to drop a chain. I suppose if I was riding rougher stuff, I might have a problem, but...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-07, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,856
Posted By trackandtrials

I use stan's in the 700 x 60c (2.35") big apples...

I use stan's in the 700 x 60c (2.35") big apples on my KM - works great, and saves a bunch of weight over big-ass 29er tubes. However, I run those tires ~30psi, so I can't vouch for "high pressure"...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-07, 04:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,249
Posted By trackandtrials

You actually can fit fenders - you just need to...

You actually can fit fenders - you just need to make some longer stays for the regular planet bike MTB fenders. Mine look pretty identical to these...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-07, 08:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,816
Posted By trackandtrials

This probably isn't very helpful (especially...

This probably isn't very helpful (especially since those splined adapters exist), but trials cranks use a regular freewheel/track cog thread to mount a single ring. Whatever track cog size you want...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-06, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,488
Posted By trackandtrials

and, even though they're only 3-4cm wider than...

and, even though they're only 3-4cm wider than 'hybrid' tires, big 29er tires actully have a larger outside diameter, enough to make the curvature of the hybrid fenders not fit the tires very well.
Forum: Commuting
12-21-06, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,488
Posted By trackandtrials

Planet bike is coming out with some very soon...

Planet bike is coming out with some very soon (this winter/spring methinks). Until then, you can do as I did, and modify some 26" MTB versions of the freddy - just make some longer stays out of some...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-06, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,782
Posted By trackandtrials

I live in Los Altos, commute into Mountain View...

I live in Los Altos, commute into Mountain View daily. Around here, a 15 mile commute would be much faster if you drive or take the train - when you get swamped with work/hours, you'd likely end up...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-06, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,415
Posted By trackandtrials

I swap, entirely for entertainment purposes,...

I swap, entirely for entertainment purposes, between 700x28 Gatorskins (light & fast) and 700x60 Big apples (so much fun... I always get the urge to put some chopper bars on my surly when I put these...
12-15-06, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,738
Posted By trackandtrials

The gear on my 26" trials bike is 18-15. ...

The gear on my 26" trials bike is 18-15.

Some people run 18-16, but that's just crazy :)
12-12-06, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By trackandtrials

The crap they put on SRAM chains is very sticky....

The crap they put on SRAM chains is very sticky. The first time I tried leaving it on (dusty conditions on a mountain bike), the chain was covered with crap in a single ride. Since then, I've always...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-06, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,816
Posted By trackandtrials

This doesn't sound like the direction you want to...

This doesn't sound like the direction you want to go, but you don't need braze-ons to run downtube shifters. There are options out there for clamp-on downtube shifter mounts (and your downtube looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-06, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 711
Posted By trackandtrials

Last year, I got the idea to hang stuff on either...

Last year, I got the idea to hang stuff on either sides of me (I used koosh balls, but the options are endless) - at just the right height/position to brush against my shoulders when I'm within an...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-06, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By trackandtrials

Sorry to dig up an old thread everybody....I...

Sorry to dig up an old thread everybody....I guess it's better than starting a new one, though!

Anyways - I've been having great luck with the easton bear-trap thing, which I currently have...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-06, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By trackandtrials

Is it just me, or is that top tube slightly...

Is it just me, or is that top tube slightly sloping.....forward?
Forum: Commuting
10-31-06, 07:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,850
Posted By trackandtrials

+1 ....almost exactly my scenario, roughly 6...

+1 ....almost exactly my scenario, roughly 6 months ago. I started buying 'weight gainer' powders in order to up my daily calories. They taste real good, and have 6-800 calories in a single 16oz...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-06, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By trackandtrials

I lived up in Diamond heights for the last year,...

I lived up in Diamond heights for the last year, and commuted down to the 22nd street train station....

I'd strongly suggest a bike with a pretty wide gear range - the end of a long day with a...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-06, 08:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,392
Posted By trackandtrials

That's a good idea - that way, we could just take...

That's a good idea - that way, we could just take turns singing ;)


The cops around here don't seem to have a problem with headphones, but just in case something happens, I want to make sure I'm...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-06, 06:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,392
Posted By trackandtrials

Safest headphones?

Hey everybody -

As a disclaimer: I know "no headphones" is the right answer, but it's not what I'm looking for ;) . I ride a pretty mellow, low-traffic commute, so I started riding with the...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-06, 12:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,647
Posted By trackandtrials

I have a b-17 on my commuter - best upright,...

I have a b-17 on my commuter - best upright, jean-wearing saddle I've ever used. I also tried it out on:

a) My road bike - a bit too narrow, so maybe a team pro or swift would be better

b) My...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-06, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By trackandtrials

I'm the exact same boat. Driving every day...

I'm the exact same boat. Driving every day through 45 miles of bay area traffic has been sucking the life out of me. I can't wait to get back on the bike (and train....I'm not crazy after all) next...
06-27-06, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By trackandtrials

+1 or the k810 if you're running 3/32"...

+1

or the k810 if you're running 3/32" gear.
06-23-06, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By trackandtrials

Thanks for the thread Mattp - I think I'll try...

Thanks for the thread Mattp - I think I'll try out the sand/paint thing. As it's a trials wheel, the rim will end up failing long before the spokes, so I'm not too worried about durability being...
06-23-06, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By trackandtrials

Painted/powdered spokes?

Hey guys -

Does anybody have any experience with painting/powdercoating spokes? I've prepped, primered, painted many a metal surface in my life, but I'm not so sure about spokes. Is it possible...
06-22-06, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By trackandtrials

If you just hate QR hubs, get a regular old...

If you just hate QR hubs, get a regular old bolt-on - that way, you can buy a proper trials fork from a still-in-business company.

Paul makes nice ones, and cheaper than a fork -
...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-06, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By trackandtrials

I've got a bolt-on version of that same rack....

I've got a bolt-on version of that same rack. Just don't overload it, and you'll be fine. I rode to work with my laptop + charger, and change of clothes (~18lbs - it's a huge laptop), and I could...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-06, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By trackandtrials

Yessir, but make sure to use a short stem. The tt...

Yessir, but make sure to use a short stem. The tt is pretty long since it's designed for a flat bar.

PS

Barcons FTW
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