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11-23-16, 03:34 PM
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Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

I misread the title of this thread as Three...

I misread the title of this thread as Three Recumbent Bicycle Accidents.
11-21-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Durian is a fruit that smells like Sylvester...

Durian is a fruit that smells like Sylvester Stallone's socks, right?
11-17-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,662
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

1. Dropbars - Several hand positions with road...

1. Dropbars - Several hand positions with road drops; even more when used with brake levers with comfortable hoods. Track drops are comfortable only from the drops for me.
2. Bullhorns - Most I've...
11-16-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,863
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

46/17 on my Nishiki commuter. Good for all-around...

46/17 on my Nishiki commuter. Good for all-around riding.
11-16-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

I think there are worse ways to spend $100. :)

I think there are worse ways to spend $100. :)
11-15-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 214,191
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

It must be tough living with a view like that.

It must be tough living with a view like that.
11-14-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,856
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Tim from Summit Cycles has a bike with a...

Tim from Summit Cycles has a bike with a two-speed kickback hub. I always liked the simplicity of the design.
11-14-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,787
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

I recently acquired a well-(ab)used Vivalo, but I...

I recently acquired a well-(ab)used Vivalo, but I have swapped the fork for one that is drilled for brakes since I'll be using it for commuting duty.
11-14-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,426
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

I think those are the standard bolts that come...

I think those are the standard bolts that come with Phil BMX hubs. I could be wrong, however.
11-13-16, 04:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,426
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Miche Pista. Affordable, durable, nickel plated,...

Miche Pista. Affordable, durable, nickel plated, and they smell good fresh out of the package. Don't ask me why I smell my chains.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-13-16, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,796
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

An interesting and elegant repair you've done. It...

An interesting and elegant repair you've done. It looks similar to S&S couplers as the sleeves are placed.
11-09-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,803
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

I spent too much at my LBS

Last week, I dropped by my newly-found LBS to inquire about a Hozan lockring wrench. Of course, they didn't have one in stock, but would order one for me. I ended up paying $43; twice what it would...
11-09-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Now you tell me. I could have had you pick up a...

Now you tell me. I could have had you pick up a few things for me while you were there.
11-09-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,156
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

I'm also in Washinton State, for now. My neighbor...

I'm also in Washinton State, for now. My neighbor is a frame builder and he could install a new bridge and modify your fork for probably less $ than you'd think. Of course, you'd also need a repaint...
11-08-16, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

OP: I have what you're looking for, but it's not...

OP: I have what you're looking for, but it's not in pristine condition. Send me a PM if you want this (FREE) spare.
11-06-16, 06:54 AM
Replies: 51,216
Views: 6,656,824
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Washington State - Litespeed Atlas

ATLAS "Litespeed' - $250 (NORTH RICHLAND)


https://images.craigslist.org/00404_jSCd2PavcNw_600x450.jpg

ATLAS Litespeed - Aluminum/carbon T1 Frame
20 speed, 26" Campagnolo Asymmetrical...
11-02-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4,561
Views: 447,754
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

I bought some cheap odds and ends to turn my...

I bought some cheap odds and ends to turn my long-neglected Nishiki frameset into a fixed commuter.
11-02-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

I've struggled with the same challenge, but never...

I've struggled with the same challenge, but never did make the cut. If I were to shorten the wire, I would do it on the battery side and leave the one from the lamp as is.

The cable interference...
11-02-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,742
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

I would have liked to have discs back when alloy...

I would have liked to have discs back when alloy rims were hard anodized and didn't have a machined braking track. After a while when the anodizing wore through, the rims looked like rubbish.

That...
10-19-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,806
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

I like the unpainted Ti panels and chainstays.

I like the unpainted Ti panels and chainstays.
10-19-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,806
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

I concur with the idea of finding a local...

I concur with the idea of finding a local builder. I know a guy who lives just a couple streets down from me who builds beautiful frames. He's done some custom work for me before, but I have yet to...
10-17-16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,396
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Not sure if you're serious, but that is one...

Not sure if you're serious, but that is one pretty component group.
10-17-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

If anyone cares, I ended up buying an ENVE fork...

If anyone cares, I ended up buying an ENVE fork with similar geometry to the BMC fork. The satin black finish is virtually identical and the white logos aren't so obtrusive that they bother me.
Forum: Foo
10-14-16, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12,393
Views: 711,379
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Needs training wheels.

Needs training wheels.
10-13-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,476
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Whilst riding a recumbent toward an attractive...

Whilst riding a recumbent toward an attractive young woman out for run, she commented "that looks like fun" as I slowly passed her. I smiled and said "I was just thinking the same thing".
10-13-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 51,216
Views: 6,656,824
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Giant Defy Advanced 2 - $700

Here's a nice looking bike in the Tri-Cities area of Washington, but the limited description and non-drive side photo are often a turn-off to prospective buyers.

2013 giant defy advanced 2...
10-11-16, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

When I was young and out of college, I took a job...

When I was young and out of college, I took a job as a frozen food delivery driver. One of the salesmen at the company drove a Yugo. He was really proud of that thing; I was impressed by his ability...
10-11-16, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,970
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

While not currently in stock, Fyxation's Six Fix...

While not currently in stock, Fyxation's Six Fix conversion kit might be just the ticket.

Six Fyx Conversion Kit | Fyxation (http://www.fyxation.com/products/six-fyx-conversion-kit)
10-08-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

An option that I prefer is to have the...

An option that I prefer is to have the powedercoater mask the interior surfaces of the headtube, seattube, and bottom bracket, but NOT braze-ons. Prior to beginning assembly, run the...
10-07-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 20,334
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Do Takata airbags qualify as being hand-made?

Do Takata airbags qualify as being hand-made?
10-07-16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,205
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

I liked it because it is pretty. :) You know how...

I liked it because it is pretty. :) You know how sometime a bike just speaks to you? That's the case with this one. I know its entry-level, but I'd enjoy the heck out of it if it were mine.
10-07-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,205
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

If I could sneak this one past my wife, I would...

If I could sneak this one past my wife, I would buy one for myself.

bikesdirect.com (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/diamondback-bicycles/diamondback-haanjo-tero-discbrake-road.htm)
10-07-16, 02:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,067
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

This DiamondBack Trace...

This DiamondBack Trace (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/diamondback-bicycles/diamondback-hybrid-bikes/diamondback-trace-hybrid-bikes.htm) looks like a decent value for $399.
10-06-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,454
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

I tried the ORP Smart Horn and wanted to love it....

I tried the ORP Smart Horn and wanted to love it. It was quite loud, and had two distinct sounds; a friendly note for pedestrians and an angry sound for vehicles. Pedestrians simply didn't seem to...
10-05-16, 01:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,070
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

I don't believe this has anything to do with...

I don't believe this has anything to do with anthropomorphism; the OP was merely attributing human-like emotions to his bicycle.
10-05-16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

I think I found what you're looking for: ...

I think I found what you're looking for:

NOS/NIB Campagnolo 980 Front Derailleur: 28.6 Clamp - Bike Recyclery (http://www.bikerecyclery.com/nos-nib-campagnolo-980-front-derailleur-28-6-clamp/)
10-04-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,775
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Here's more on that. I don't do the Facebook...

Here's more on that. I don't do the Facebook thing, otherwise I would have had a comment or two to leave.

h t t p s://www.facebook.com/radchick/posts/10209964586368343?pnref=story

For some...
10-03-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Almost is right. If only it had a tapered...

Almost is right. If only it had a tapered steerer. Thanks for pointing this one out.
10-03-16, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Like i said, I like steel, but not for this bike....

Like i said, I like steel, but not for this bike. :)
09-29-16, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

I like steel, indeed I do. But a steel fork won't...

I like steel, indeed I do. But a steel fork won't fit the aesthetic of this particular frame.
09-24-16, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Clearly I'm off on my numbers! I referenced the...

Clearly I'm off on my numbers! I referenced the BMC website for geometry specs and I likely misunderstood that measurement. Basically I need a fork with clearance for slightly wider tires and...
09-24-16, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

I've considered this route, but it's not my first...

I've considered this route, but it's not my first choice.
09-23-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Any good unbranded forks?

I'm trying to find a quality, unbranded fork. By unbranded, I don't mean a cheap no-name part of unknown origin or quality, rather I'd like a fork that is not emblazoned with the manufacturer's...
08-04-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,844
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Beautiful bike. I realize this isn't exactly what...

Beautiful bike. I realize this isn't exactly what you're looking for based upon your bike's aesthetic, but Gevenalle has a brake lver/shifter combo for Shimano IGH.

UX ? Compatible with Shimano...
06-13-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13,385
Views: 2,660,435
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

That's exactly what I told my wife when I told...

That's exactly what I told my wife when I told her I found another bike. :)
06-13-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13,385
Views: 2,660,435
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Scored this one on Saturday for $50. 527159

Scored this one on Saturday for $50.

527159
02-03-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Making a Worn Derailleur Less Ugly

I recently bought a cheap donor bike because it had the late '80's Deore components I needed. Everything was in good condition except for the rear derailleur; mechanically it was fine, but the...
10-18-15, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6,462
Views: 1,878,837
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Parts Bin Special

Just a parts bin special.

Before:
483119

After:
483120
Forum: BMX
10-08-14, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,935
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Robinson SST

I've had this bike since I was a teenager. I have kids of my own now, but none of them have interest in riding BMX. After thinking long and hard, I decided it's time to let go of my old Robinson.
...
Forum: Recumbent
06-10-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,685
Posted By SingleSpeeDemon

Early in the season, I was doing exactly this. It...

Early in the season, I was doing exactly this. It wasn't until I chose lower gears and upped my cadence did the pain finally go away.
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