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10-25-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,217
Posted By chico1st

I was joking about it being the moral of the...

I was joking about it being the moral of the story. don't all stories have morals?

The biggest thing was that the lock ring the the cups really didnt seem to want to come off. I did a decent job...
10-24-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,217
Posted By chico1st

Whoa this thread kept going! If anyone cares...

Whoa this thread kept going!
If anyone cares for an update:
My local hardware store didnt have fine threaded M8 so I ditched that.
Then I got a parktool HCW-5 to remove the lock ring and I tried...
09-30-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,217
Posted By chico1st

Oooo right on. OK that problem is annoying enough...

Oooo right on. OK that problem is annoying enough that I will wander around looking for some washers before I try this again :)

Thanks for the tip!
09-30-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,217
Posted By chico1st

Can't get BB off, but its weird :|

Hi there quick question about removing this bottom bracket.

Someone gave me an old super cycle which is in perfect shape except it has a loose cartridge bottom bracket (I have the cranks off and...
07-01-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,799
Posted By chico1st

Best way to transport a bike with a car?

I am buying a car. One of my criteria is it has to able to carry a bike or two easily.

I was wondering what everyone thought the easiest way to carry a bike with your car was?

I assume the...
07-21-12, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,054
Posted By chico1st

kenda tubes vs specialized (or more general)

I have a number of cheap kenda tubes and some relatively expensive Specialized tubes.
They are both their entry level tubes so I was wondering if there is a different in them. I have to pay 4x as...
03-19-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By chico1st

little bike hats obscure vision?

hi there I have a Bern helmet for snowboarding (and winter cycling) and I would like to convert it to a summer bike helmet with thier handy snap in bits.
One of the summer snap-in pieces has a beak...
02-26-12, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By chico1st

my threaded headset gets loose

i am about to take apart my threaded headset which is always getting loose.
I tighten it and it loosens, its very annoying.

What should I keep my eye out for? what can cause this?
10-31-11, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,666
Posted By chico1st

I guess one of my big beefs with 26" bikes is...

I guess one of my big beefs with 26" bikes is that most of the frames are designed for actual mountain biking which i dont care about, i just need winter commuting.

The idea of spending nearly...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,653
Posted By chico1st

No I mean use the panniers as a deck expander,...

No I mean use the panniers as a deck expander, like tieing a wide load to the top of the panniers like in post#6, but not a premade system.
And yes bolting on something like plywood would make...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-11, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,653
Posted By chico1st

i like the idea of being able to remove the...

i like the idea of being able to remove the rack-widening feature but some of those ideas (like plywood/skateboard deck) seem pretty cool although prevent me from using panniers if i wanted to (not...
10-14-11, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,400
Posted By chico1st

I've never owned a new bike... my current bike...

I've never owned a new bike... my current bike doesnt fit perfectly.
I've been told that older bikes 1980 or older had shorter top-tubes than new bikes, and i need more top tube length.
10-13-11, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,400
Posted By chico1st

how would i determine if a custom frame would fit...

how would i determine if a custom frame would fit better without getting one made?
10-13-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,400
Posted By chico1st

I would be doing this for fit not looks or...

I would be doing this for fit not looks or features. I suppose I would have to figure out if a new stock frame would fit me properly.

The 1000$ number came from some guy my LBS gets to do custom...
10-13-11, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,400
Posted By chico1st

Custom frames: worth it for everyday biking?

I was wondering what people thought about custom frames.
I have seen non-fancy custom frames go for around 1000$ which is quite a bit compared to a surley.
I'm not a performance biker but im on...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-11, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,653
Posted By chico1st

yeah LEEBO thats one of the things i was...

yeah LEEBO thats one of the things i was wondering, has anyone used 2 normal, fabricy panniers to widen a rear rack to hold something like a duffleback/suitcase?
Forum: Commuting
10-11-11, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,653
Posted By chico1st

widening rear rack

i have a rear rack but often I would like to carry a duffle bag on my bike and it doesnt fit on my rear rack.

I have seen people use 2 kitty litter panniers to carry large things but are there...
10-04-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,666
Posted By chico1st

I was looking into the larger wheel diameters...

I was looking into the larger wheel diameters because I find riding my 26" to be sluggish, i know it is more to do with the bike than the wheel size, but it was something I wanted to look into.
...
10-03-11, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,666
Posted By chico1st

do you mean the marathon 700x35 or 700x42? I...

do you mean the marathon 700x35 or 700x42?
I was looking to get the Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106 700x45

I was thinking that the larger tire would be better in snowy conditions, i know sometimes thin...
10-03-11, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By chico1st

intriguing i have never heard of these cartridge...

intriguing i have never heard of these cartridge bearings... but they sound intriguing!
10-03-11, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,666
Posted By chico1st

what bike will fit winter tires + fenders?

I'm trying to figure out what bike will fit winter tires and fenders?
I just ride paved roads which are plowed respectably often, no trails or other crazyness.

I would like to run 700x48 with...
Forum: Touring
10-03-11, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,725
Posted By chico1st

waterbottles get dirty

when I ride my waterbottle gets very dirty and it isnt nice to put my mouth on.

I have fenders but its dusty out there and stuff still happens. Is this odd, or do you guys just eat the dust?
10-03-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By chico1st

why not more sealed components

So you can buy sealed BB but how come there arent more sealed items such as hubs, pedals and headsets?

Note: to me sealed just means I dont have to adjust the tension etc.
09-29-11, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By chico1st

Weight Wobbles on 26" vs 700

On my everyday bike, (literally never ride another bike) i carry ~25lbs across my rear rack and wald baskets (ontop not in).

Right now I have a 26" bike but I was wondering if anyone has noticed a...
09-27-11, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By chico1st

Keep breaking seat post pivots

I have an issue, I keep breaking my seat post pivots (where the teeth are that you tighten to keep your seat at a certain angle). Once I have had a failure the teeth on the pivot point seem to have...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-11, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By chico1st

how to do you test patched tubes?

I have always tested my patched tubes by pumping them up (not in a tire) about the day after I patch them.

However i have a reasonably high patch failure rate, and Im wondering if pumping them up...
05-25-11, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,626
Posted By chico1st

Can anyone speak to the aerodynamic drag of...

Can anyone speak to the aerodynamic drag of bucket panniers? I can imagine that they would catch a lot of wind or maybe im picturing these beign bigger than they are.

If its not a big difference...
Forum: Touring
05-24-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,145
Posted By chico1st

whoa i have no idea how those would work. I...

whoa i have no idea how those would work.
I guess to put things in context i would like to make some kitty litter panniers but I dont want to use hooks i want them to clip on somehow.
Forum: Touring
05-24-11, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,145
Posted By chico1st

where to buy pannier clips

anyone know where to buy pannier clips? MEC used to sell them but they dont anymore.
Im talking about the plasticy ones that clip onto the rack not just metal hooks.
05-21-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By chico1st

cottered cranks: how do i tighten?

OK so I have some cottered crank bikes and im confused. I can find TONNES of information about replacing them but no information about tightening them.

Do i just hit them hard with a hammer and...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,896
Posted By chico1st

My bike was 46 lbs and then I added ~5lbs of...

My bike was 46 lbs and then I added ~5lbs of stuff so I am somewhere over the 50 lb mark, and that is without any luggage... including tools. Im 180 so its no big deal but I did realize it is pretty...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-11, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By chico1st

this would be perched on top of a front rack......

this would be perched on top of a front rack... its a speaker system im making
Forum: Commuting
05-08-11, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By chico1st

Its a hybrid (close enough) if thats what you...

Its a hybrid (close enough) if thats what you mean.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-11, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By chico1st

how much weight on the front?

how much weight can you put in a front pannier/rack before it gets awkward to steer?
Im considering permanently affixing something heavy (~10 lbs) to my front rack
Forum: Commuting
05-07-11, 08:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,896
Posted By chico1st

how much does your commuter weigh?

How much does your commuter bike weigh once its all kitted up? That would be your bike + fenders + baskets.

I was wondering because mine is heavy (40lbs) and i was wondering what other commuters...
04-27-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,661
Posted By chico1st

ok, its good to know im not alone. I have also...

ok, its good to know im not alone. I have also decided it depends on the company i keep. If im on the road with fast cars i go much faster, if im on a path somewhere with no cars i go slower.
04-25-11, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By chico1st

why so they do! i didnt notice that, thanks!

why so they do! i didnt notice that, thanks!
04-25-11, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,287
Posted By chico1st

stainless steel rims

there are number of "dutch bike companies" that sell bikes with stainless steel rims. I thought those were bad/old. Why would you do that, do they last longer?
04-25-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By chico1st

BOB on a Sturmey 3 sp?

Does anyone know if you can attach a bob to a Sturmey 3 Speed? The gear changing chain comes out of the special axle nut on a Sturmey 3sp but the BOB nutz seem special and dont have a hole for the...
04-25-11, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,661
Posted By chico1st

Question no motivation to go fast on commuter

I used to commute on a roady, about a year ago I switched to something more upright. I have noticed that I really just cant motivate myself to try to go fast on this bike whereas on my road bike i...
04-20-11, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By chico1st

and how well did the nutcase cool you when it was...

and how well did the nutcase cool you when it was hot? were you drenched in sweat or awkwardly hot?
04-20-11, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By chico1st

do you just cruise around or do you work pretty...

do you just cruise around or do you work pretty hard when you bike?
04-20-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By chico1st

getting stabbed in the face when i fall sound...

getting stabbed in the face when i fall sound poor... do the helmet mount mirrors have the same face stabbing issues?

I wouldnt want something to attach to glasses as i ride in the winter with...
04-20-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By chico1st

hmmm, i prefer the idea of having a helmet to use...

hmmm, i prefer the idea of having a helmet to use all year round, has anyone tried a nutcase? they look like skate helmets but seem to have more holes.
04-20-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By chico1st

choice of rear view mirror

I was wondering if anyone had a specific rear view mirror choice.

I need to get a new one and was wondering what most people liked.
Forum: Commuting
04-20-11, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By chico1st

helmet visors

I was just wondering if anyone uses a visor on their helmet?
Most helmets come with them but I find that they reduce my vision so i get rid of them.
I am fairly horizontal while riding so maybe...
04-19-11, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By chico1st

skater/snowboard helmets

how come no one recommends using a skateboard or snowboard helmet for biking, they have liners for winter (awesome!), ridges to hold goggles up and look neat.

I understand they have fewer vents...
04-18-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By chico1st

ok noted... do not do this. Just buy a new...

ok noted... do not do this.
Just buy a new hub/rebuild.... which sucks because spoke lengths are never quite right :(
04-17-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By chico1st

Coaster brakes have a tonne of power which I have...

Coaster brakes have a tonne of power which I have always found drum brakes to be lacking, plus no cabling, hurrah!
... but also no derailer apparently :(

I don't think i will be pursuing any of...
04-17-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By chico1st

Wait so its possible to change to a coaster...

Wait so its possible to change to a coaster brake? How much swearing?
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