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02-19-11, 06:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,628
Posted By etothepii

I'm about to order a Surly stainless steel chain...

I'm about to order a Surly stainless steel chain ring. Good choice?
06-28-10, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,849
Posted By etothepii

This one is crimped on. It would probably pop...

This one is crimped on. It would probably pop off. I have seen Schwinns where that part is silver plastic, and sits there loosely.



My BB seems to be the same as yours.

Out of curiosity, are...
06-28-10, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,849
Posted By etothepii

Is this Bridgestone/Kabuki worth the effort?

Hi!

I got this bike free at a yard sale. I thought, worst case scenario, I'll get some Dia Comp brakes and shiny fenders if the rest of the bike is scrap :thumb:.

Anyway, it is a 5 speed. Made...
03-25-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,686
Posted By etothepii

Search google for motorcycle campers. They are...

Search google for motorcycle campers. They are small towables that pop-up into tent-campers. Too heavy for bicycles, but they may give you some other ideas. The coroplast is a great idea too.
03-24-10, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,253,609
Posted By etothepii

I started a thread about my bike, and nobody...

I started a thread about my bike, and nobody cared to respond, so either it is too bad to comment on, absolutely plain and unremarkable, or so perfect, everyone is speechless (prolly not).
...
03-19-10, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By etothepii

Crap, no. I meant to type ebay, but my fingers...

Crap, no. I meant to type ebay, but my fingers didn't behave :)
03-19-10, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By etothepii

Never posted my (mostly finished) conversion...

The main points were to see if I liked riding a fixed gear bike (it turns out I love it) and building it on a tight budget (I think I succeeded).

It's mainly two garage sale bikes...frame from a...
11-24-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,256
Posted By etothepii

Looking at the picture without actually reading...

Looking at the picture without actually reading your post yet, I had this exact thought!
10-21-09, 07:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 131,578
Posted By etothepii

I just ran a marathon this weekend, and just...

I just ran a marathon this weekend, and just about everyone at the finish line had salty faces.
09-04-09, 06:56 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,404
Posted By etothepii

I wonder if any of these steel fans would be...

I wonder if any of these steel fans would be interested in buying a set of steel wheel I have in my garage...
09-03-09, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,475
Posted By etothepii

It's pretty much my favorite animal.

It's pretty much my favorite animal.
09-01-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,486
Posted By etothepii

FWIW, the picture in the manufacturer's link does...

FWIW, the picture in the manufacturer's link does not look like a covered spoked wheel, but I could be wrong.
09-01-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,102
Posted By etothepii

Go to LBS and have them show you something in a...

Go to LBS and have them show you something in a heavy-dutier skewer.

(Is heavy-dutier a real word?)
09-01-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,486
Posted By etothepii

You're say that I am redundant? That I repeat...

You're say that I am redundant? That I repeat myself? That I say the same thing over and over!?!?!?
09-01-09, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,486
Posted By etothepii

I don't believe the disc wheel is $99. I think it...

I don't believe the disc wheel is $99. I think it costs $99 to get your disc wheel covered with one of their stickers.
08-31-09, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By etothepii

Fyi

Fyi
08-31-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By etothepii

Mine came right off, with the need for a small...

Mine came right off, with the need for a small amount of Goo Gone after they peeled off.
08-31-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By etothepii

I think bikes appeal to people the way cars do. ...

I think bikes appeal to people the way cars do.

Some don't care. They just buy a car to get from point A to point B.

For others, it's all about show. Flashy paint, custom interior, nice rims,...
08-31-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By etothepii

I used the derailleur for a while as a tensioner....

I used the derailleur for a while as a tensioner. Since it isn't a fixed, and the chain is built to be flexible enough, there is no concern about a straight chain line. You can use a small length of...
08-20-09, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,659
Posted By etothepii

Mythbusters (Discovery Channel) debunked the myth...

Mythbusters (Discovery Channel) debunked the myth that a postage stamp on a helicopter blade would cause a catastrophic imbalance. Similar thing here, I guess.

To be safe, you should probable...
08-20-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 14,719
Posted By etothepii

Honesty is awesome!! Sounds like the...

Honesty is awesome!!

Sounds like the situation ended as it should have.
08-11-09, 07:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,812
Posted By etothepii

I have to say that you are a phenomenal sport...

I have to say that you are a phenomenal sport about this, considering some of the replies. I'm glad you got it figured out too. ;)
08-08-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By etothepii

I'd say no. Don't convert it. Make a profit on...

I'd say no. Don't convert it. Make a profit on it, and find another donor bike, if you want a project. You should make enough to fund a decent build if you are patient. I'm sure you will find a bike...
08-06-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,700
Posted By etothepii

Um, that is amazing. Congrats on the great bike!!

Um, that is amazing. Congrats on the great bike!!
08-06-09, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By etothepii

How were those Neuvation rims while it was a...

How were those Neuvation rims while it was a roadie?

Bike looks good now. :) I think it's fine to have bottle holders. Aesthetically, I don't like the yellow. Aluminum might look a little nicer.
08-05-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,812
Posted By etothepii

He thinks you are supposed to skip the front tire!

He thinks you are supposed to skip the front tire!
08-05-09, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By etothepii

If the axles and/or poorly built wheels are to...

If the axles and/or poorly built wheels are to blame, might the OP might just want to shop for a new wheel set?
08-04-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By etothepii

I've found that a few $5 and $10 yard sale bikes...

I've found that a few $5 and $10 yard sale bikes help when it comes to finding parts for a budget build!
07-30-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By etothepii

Definitely presta, but you need the longer...

Definitely presta, but you need the longer valves. If you bought short valves, you should exchange them.
07-30-09, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,183
Posted By etothepii

I found it very easy to do my first fixed gear...

I found it very easy to do my first fixed gear conversion. I used Raleigh Technium frame ($25 at a yard sale), and another yard sale road bike with 165mm cranks as my main source of parts. Wheels are...
07-30-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By etothepii

I just took my stack bolts to the grinder... ;)

I just took my stack bolts to the grinder...
;)
07-29-09, 07:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,100
Posted By etothepii

Pretty cool!! I don't have anywhere near the...

Pretty cool!!
I don't have anywhere near the culinary skill as you, but I have killed, cleaned and eaten my own food several times. It's not a big deal, even for people with weak nerves.
07-28-09, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,632
Posted By etothepii

That looks very nice. You did a great job.:thumb:

That looks very nice. You did a great job.:thumb:
07-26-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 842
Posted By etothepii

MKS AR-2 or AR-3 opinions?

I have a set of each, from 80's road bikes. The AR-2's have a flat dust cap which looks nice, IMO, but only the slot for a single toe strap. The AR-3's have the ugly plastic domed cap, but have the...
07-26-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By etothepii

Why not tell us what it is, maybe post a pic?

Why not tell us what it is, maybe post a pic?
07-26-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By etothepii

Double post... sorry!

Double post... sorry!
07-26-09, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By etothepii

Yeah, I guess. Personally, I don't consider using...

Yeah, I guess. Personally, I don't consider using an old road wheel an option, based on safety, so I didn't think to mention that as an option for you. Other folks swear that it is totally fine. To...
07-25-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By etothepii

You can't*. For a fixed gear bike, you need a...

You can't*. For a fixed gear bike, you need a fixed gear hub. The easiest thing to do is buy a new wheel or wheel set.

* I've seen where you can get into the guts of the freewheel and do some...
07-24-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By etothepii

Anybody (else) have Weinmann DB-18's in blue?

Such a funky shade of blue. I don't even know what to call it. Maybe electric blue? Has anyone found a seat and/or bar tape to match?
...
07-23-09, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,369
Posted By etothepii

IMO, paste the original post into that sticky....

IMO, paste the original post into that sticky. Best of both worlds, is all I'm saying. ;)
07-22-09, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By etothepii

Sticker says 23.

Sticker says 23.
07-21-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By etothepii

Very nice! Be sure to post pics when it's built...

Very nice! Be sure to post pics when it's built up!
07-21-09, 08:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,923
Posted By etothepii

Well, I used "gentle persuasion" instead of...

Well, I used "gentle persuasion" instead of force, and it more or less worked. Really, it pointed out that the "chop" wasn't straight. Whoever did it wasn't very smooth with a hack saw. With a pipe...
07-21-09, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,923
Posted By etothepii

I have a peir of used flop/chop bars. The problem...

I have a peir of used flop/chop bars. The problem is, I want to use a bar-end brake lever, and I can't. You need about an inch of straight tube for the brake lever to fit. I have contemplated using...
06-11-09, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,342
Posted By etothepii

I actually love the original paint -- nicks and...

I actually love the original paint -- nicks and all. I be you could find some decent Tektros on ebay that some roadie took off his bike in an upgrade, or something. I found a parts bike at a yard...
06-11-09, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,873
Posted By etothepii

I reported it to ebay, but they haven't done...

I reported it to ebay, but they haven't done anything about it.
06-10-09, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By etothepii

About the cog ... of course it depends on your...

About the cog ... of course it depends on your chain ring. Take your road bike, and find the chain ring/cog combo that you like the feel of. Ride around on it (only) for a while. If it feel right,...
06-10-09, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,342
Posted By etothepii

It's a SS, right? I'd go with white bar wrap and...

It's a SS, right? I'd go with white bar wrap and a fairly standard road bike brake set up, with black hoods. Can you do anything about the reflective tape?

Very nice looking, overall. Love the...
06-10-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,873
Posted By etothepii

http://i.ebayimg.com/21/%21BTvSWV%21BGk%7E$%28KGrH...

http://i.ebayimg.com/21/%21BTvSWV%21BGk%7E$%28KGrHgoOKjUEjlLmTEG6BKKBM%21LOsg%7E%7E_1.JPG

What is up with that!?!?!? Cheap mountain bike components. Cannondale sticker upside down (on the fork)....
06-10-09, 06:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,557
Posted By etothepii

I like my old Technium frame. Holding up well so...

I like my old Technium frame. Holding up well so far :)
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