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06-10-19, 12:31 PM
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Posted By srinath.the.man

Like my motorcycle is held together with zip...

Like my motorcycle is held together with zip ties, duct tape and inner tube. Thank god the bicycles only have inner tube LOL.
06-10-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By srinath.the.man

Murderer LOL. Cool. Srinath.

Murderer LOL.

Cool.
Srinath.
06-09-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By srinath.the.man

I've has these things catch the work stand, car...

I've has these things catch the work stand, car carrier, as well as my ring and other stuff, not to mention collect water and rust in that little cable boss, guess I'm not as used to and looking for...
06-08-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By srinath.the.man

My diamondback and the ozone have no zipties....

My diamondback and the ozone have no zipties. Just drill those lugs to take the whole cable. Only on by Diamondback I cut one of the cables too long, so it has a curve at the part between the lugs....
06-08-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By srinath.the.man

Yea I'm familiar with those old school exposed...

Yea I'm familiar with those old school exposed all the way cables. I am not modding a steel frame tho, I've been drilling the aluminum mountain bikes, specifically my diamondback outlook as the first...
06-08-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By srinath.the.man

Why the exposed cable inners?

I have a question about the exposed cable inners on bicycles. I am not sure what their purpose is, because I drilled the cable bosses through and installed the entire inner and outer as a passthrough...
06-05-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By srinath.the.man

Tubeless conversion

Pardon me if its been asked before.
But what is the purpose of that white stuff in the wheel when doing tubeless conversion ? Just to seal in the case of punctures or is it needed to seal the bead...
06-03-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,387
Posted By srinath.the.man

There is a local selling a free spirit crestwood...

There is a local selling a free spirit crestwood as "wall art" BTW where it would likely do less harm.
Thanks.
Srinath.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18,645
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Posted By srinath.the.man

Schwinn cyclocross alumium bike

I just bought a Schwinn cyclocross bike. Aluminum frame, 700c wheels - forget its model name this second. But nice non suspension one.
Thanks.
Srinath.
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By srinath.the.man

I was asking about value originally, but I found...

I was asking about value originally, but I found a 7000 runner for 100 locally on craigslist, and he wants 150 with nearly all perishables having "perished". So I'm not in possession of a "find" and...
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By srinath.the.man

Oh yea, the fool thinks they're golden. $150 for...

Oh yea, the fool thinks they're golden. $150 for the 7000 when there is a runner on craigslist sold by a bike mechanic and its gone through and lubed, cleaned and has all good rubber, grips etc for...
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By srinath.the.man

Trek 7000 USA and Trek Navigator 200 aluminum frame

A local "collector" has those 2 amongst 100 other rusted out and nearly worthless bicycles.
I was going to buy all of em for the street value of those 2 neither of which is in driveable condition,...
05-24-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By srinath.the.man

Ok, I am not fixie'ing this bike then. Cos its...

Ok, I am not fixie'ing this bike then. Cos its all intact and might as well keep it as a unit and sell it as such.
Thanks.
Srinath.
05-23-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By srinath.the.man

Schwinn world sport rear drop ou not milled all the way ?

Is this strange, or pretty much normal -
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/schwinn_rear_dropout_786a2da2f8131e44b13a132db46f26d28a6ae224.jpg...
05-23-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,934
Posted By srinath.the.man

Its got these grommets that allow the cables to...

Its got these grommets that allow the cables to pass through the frame without getting chafed … I believe mine are 8mm X 20mm - the small in their measurement. I'll get those, its only like $2,...
Replies: 23
Views: 14,300
Posted By srinath.the.man

Oh wow, revisitng my posts seem so alien. C-Itoh...

Oh wow, revisitng my posts seem so alien. C-Itoh was sold, don't recall exactly what I sold it for, I guess I got close to asking $, my wife sold it when I was out at the fleas. Usually she pretty...
05-23-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,934
Posted By srinath.the.man

Electra Townie frame grommets

I have a townie missing a few of the frame grommets. Where can I get those, ebay/Chinese ones any good ?
Thanks.
Srinath.
05-22-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,796
Posted By srinath.the.man

I have a beautiful silver and blue world sport....

I have a beautiful silver and blue world sport. No serial numbers visible (that I can find) and it has a cro-moly frame an araya aluminum rims.
Could someone tell me what year it may be or where to...
Replies: 5
Views: 4,279
Posted By srinath.the.man

Long time no post, life Y'know. But I recently...

Long time no post, life Y'know.
But I recently picked up one of these beaut's.
Blue and silver frame in near mint condition.
I'll post back about it soon. But has araya rims and its 18 speed (I...
03-14-16, 06:25 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,698
Posted By srinath.the.man

Why is there still a chain drive for motorcycles...

Why is there still a chain drive for motorcycles ?
Belts have really really caught up and if some of the major OEM's take up that line of thinking like Buell did 10 yrs ago - there will be no need...
03-11-16, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,386
Posted By srinath.the.man

I'll pull the crank apart and see what it looks...

I'll pull the crank apart and see what it looks like.
The pedals look fine, I swapped those with another set, made no difference. Of course the holes could be crooked and made that way @ the...
03-10-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,386
Posted By srinath.the.man

Pedals feel like they are on crooked

I have this Mongoose, which is a cheapo bike, but not any more so than other bikes that dont do this.
The pedals feel crooked. Like they have been installed cross threaded. But they look fine and...
03-04-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,020
Posted By srinath.the.man

I'm an avid motorcyclist, and I also have made...

I'm an avid motorcyclist, and I also have made handlebars for motorcycles.
But This handle bar in a very short period of time is giving me pain @ the left thumb. Could it be a situation where it is...
03-02-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,020
Posted By srinath.the.man

I've generally commuted on this bike a few days....

I've generally commuted on this bike a few days. I don't think I ever went above 4th gear and my front is set @ 2.
Its something I would eventually try to fix. But for now, its good.
Thanks....
03-02-16, 06:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,550
Posted By srinath.the.man

Dry rot is when cell walls have broken down and...

Dry rot is when cell walls have broken down and turned to dust and have no or a fraction of their original structural strength left. It happens fastest when the wood gets wet and then dry repeatedly....
03-01-16, 10:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,550
Posted By srinath.the.man

He he, some varieties of bamboo grow very very...

He he, some varieties of bamboo grow very very very fast after a long period of dormancy. That oughta be interesting.
Cool.
Srinath.
03-01-16, 10:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,550
Posted By srinath.the.man

Dude the bikes are $200 street value now. Some of...

Dude the bikes are $200 street value now. Some of em were 6k new. Or whatever hideous number they slapped on it when new.
And with your humidity analogy - we will not have dry rot of wood at all in...
03-01-16, 09:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,550
Posted By srinath.the.man

There is dry and there is dry. For example, you...

There is dry and there is dry. For example, you dry a Log for a log house to ~17% moisture, and for furniture, to about 8-9%. You dry it past 3-4%, the thing will disintegrate.
The inside isn't air...
03-01-16, 08:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,550
Posted By srinath.the.man

100's - yes. Bamboo is basically a grass. But...

100's - yes. Bamboo is basically a grass. But there is bamboo that can be as fat as a ft across (not seen one of those just heard of it). The rods are the thin solid kind. Those have no risk of...
03-01-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,550
Posted By srinath.the.man

Bamboo

Leave it outside and I can guarantee you in 2 yrs it would be not safe to ride. Seal or no seal. You cant seal it either. It wont prevent it from drying cos it dries internally, its hollow in the...
03-01-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,550
Posted By srinath.the.man

Where ??? I don't see any. LOL. But Yes bamboo...

Where ??? I don't see any. LOL.
But Yes bamboo dry rots, just like any other wood, and termites can eat it. Is it their favorite over the other flavors you have in a house ??? no idea.
Thanks....
03-01-16, 04:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,550
Posted By srinath.the.man

Have these been tested against ... I dunno...

Have these been tested against ... I dunno termites ???
Bamboo gets brittle with age.
I have seen people fight with bamboo sticks (not unlike the kung fu fighting with big sticks joke of 1992's...
02-27-16, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,020
Posted By srinath.the.man

It skips without the cable too. If I set the...

It skips without the cable too. If I set the limit screw to stay in 6th - its fine.
Then I loosen it, and it starts to go into 7th but keeps jumping back to 6th, and I loosen a wee bit more and it...
02-27-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,020
Posted By srinath.the.man

Brand new inner and outers - modded the frame...

Brand new inner and outers - modded the frame cable pass throughs to pass the whole cable through.
I got this bike minty fresh and rusted cables.
Yea Bike looks new. Cables - long dead. Lying in...
02-27-16, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,020
Posted By srinath.the.man

Rear Deraileur wort stay in 7th gear.

I can get it to 7th but it either wants to jump back to 6th, or jump off.
I have done the limit screw, and the cable slack. It either want to go into nothing, or back into 6th.
Its a shimano...
02-26-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,077
Posted By srinath.the.man

If you see this bicycle in a bike shop, call the...

If you see this bicycle in a bike shop, call the police. Its been stolen. LOL. Those motorcycle and trailer stickers.
Cool.
Srinath.
02-26-16, 01:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,077
Posted By srinath.the.man

Naaa I like mine better atleast in this forum ...

Naaa I like mine better atleast in this forum
Cool.
Srinath.
02-26-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,077
Posted By srinath.the.man

Sheldon's site s good, But some things need a...

Sheldon's site s good, But some things need a dialogue to get sorted.
Also is someone updating sheldon's site now ? Or is it static now ?

Thanks
Srinath.
02-26-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,077
Posted By srinath.the.man

Well, I am a KISS kinda guy. So no idea. I'd...

Well, I am a KISS kinda guy. So no idea. I'd rather have a SS over a deraileur. KISS = Keep It Single Speed ??
Cool.
Srinath.
02-26-16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,077
Posted By srinath.the.man

This is a little bit of a myth. Atleast in India...

This is a little bit of a myth. Atleast in India - they hate the ones who have left and seemingly go back and complain about everything. Like me.
Cool.
Srinath.
02-25-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,077
Posted By srinath.the.man

SS like my initials. I am Not likely to go the...

SS like my initials.
I am Not likely to go the whole hog with the bianchi. It seems too nice for my hack job (first SS - very likely to be a hack job) ...
The Centurion lemans - too big for me and...
02-25-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By srinath.the.man

Naaaaa

Cheap car rack - will probably get stolen in the neighborhood I am talking about.
New car - he he he ... I don't buy nothing new, and I don't buy nothing period - got too many cars and trucks and...
02-25-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,077
Posted By srinath.the.man

Sorry I am no foreigner (agreed I only landed in...

Sorry I am no foreigner (agreed I only landed in US in 1992 @ the age of 23- ) but I have native level fluency in written and spoken English as well as being educated in English as an engineer (but...
02-25-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By srinath.the.man

OK trek Nav 200 is too long to fit in my car...

OK trek Nav 200 is too long to fit in my car removing only the front wheel.
So I guess now I need a short Front to back SS -
Better think about that too.

The commute itself was fine. 1st gear...
02-25-16, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By srinath.the.man

First day on bike commuting.

The day has come up a bit earlier. I was expecting to do this after 1st of march when my work place moved.
However there is a huge event in one of the parking lots by work, and yesterday I had to...
02-25-16, 06:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,077
Posted By srinath.the.man

Never mind guys I found the answer. ...

Never mind guys I found the answer.
http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-what-s-worth-appraisals-inquiries/653924-1991-bianchi-advantage-any-good.html

That has QR. I was looking for...
02-24-16, 06:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,077
Posted By srinath.the.man

I have to make my own fixie . Lets just leave it...

I have to make my own fixie . Lets just leave it there.

And sorry my bad. Single speed, not fixie.

Thanks.
Srinath.
02-24-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,077
Posted By srinath.the.man

No I must be fat. Fixies are a thumb in the eye...

No I must be fat.
Fixies are a thumb in the eye of the factory.
Cool.
Srinath.
02-24-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,077
Posted By srinath.the.man

No

Chain tensioners on Bianchi fixie is pretty much standard required equipment. The rear axle drop outs are vertical.
You tube it.
Thanks.
Srinath.
02-24-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,077
Posted By srinath.the.man

Can I do QR rear wheel in a fixie if the fixie...

Can I do QR rear wheel in a fixie if the fixie has an idler for the chain.
Thanks.
Srinath.
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