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07-23-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By djeucalyptus

Yup. I know my '06 is 130mm as well. I thought...

Yup. I know my '06 is 130mm as well. I thought they all were... ?




Perfectly safe. That's how the wheel on my '06 came stock. it's a 120 with spacers. No reason not to (as long as the axle is...
07-23-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,569
Posted By djeucalyptus

If you physically can't wait a week for new bars,...

If you physically can't wait a week for new bars, I think that answers your question right there.

Personally, I love good ergo drops, especially flared CX drops. I've said it before, but I'm a...
07-23-09, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By djeucalyptus

truth. Pics of the dropouts to be safe? ...

truth.

Pics of the dropouts to be safe?

maybe confusing horizontal dropouts with track ends?

http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/7438/hdropoutxy7.png
Horizontal
...
07-22-09, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,547
Posted By djeucalyptus

I have a permanent scar from where a pedal axle...

I have a permanent scar from where a pedal axle bashed into my leg (sans plastic pedal). I've blown apart or at least cracked countless plastic pedals over the years, including the ones on your bike....
07-22-09, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,334
Posted By djeucalyptus

QFT. shattered a kneecap and fractured an arm in...

QFT. shattered a kneecap and fractured an arm in a bizarre fixed-gear-cartwheel at ~25mph. still dealing with problems from it 7 years later.

moral: be careful no matter which route you go. and...
07-22-09, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By djeucalyptus

+1 on a picture. I'm curious as well. I've...

+1 on a picture. I'm curious as well.

I've been riding the crap out of my '06 San Jose and I'm planning on building a new rear wheel at some point, but the original wheel hasn't failed yet. Out...
07-22-09, 07:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By djeucalyptus

easiest option to retain the integrity of the...

easiest option to retain the integrity of the bicycle: remove toes. no toe-overlap.

seriously though, overlap happens. especially on track bikes. Ain't exactly designed for extreme angle turns.
07-20-09, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,483
Posted By djeucalyptus

in general, 23s are narrower, yielding a slightly...

in general, 23s are narrower, yielding a slightly narrower contact patch. As said, they're "smaller" so there's less air to absorb bumps, creating a stiffer (hence faster) ride.

it's also worth...
07-20-09, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By djeucalyptus

Aren't most (if not all?) ss disc hubs 135mm OLD?...

Aren't most (if not all?) ss disc hubs 135mm OLD?

plus, chainline gets messy with a bolt-on on a rear hub
07-18-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 950
Posted By djeucalyptus

iirc, there was a point when ourys weren't...

iirc, there was a point when ourys weren't selling all that well... other MTB grips were more hyped, got more magazine pages, etc. and Ourys were dirt cheap. even cheaper than today. They have a...
07-17-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,875
Posted By djeucalyptus

assuming the rev-x is clean, then yes, easily....

assuming the rev-x is clean, then yes, easily. hence my post. If I were local, I'd buy it, sell the rev-x, throw some more appropriate bars on and call it good. Despite what many think, Suburbans are...
07-17-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By djeucalyptus

making a bike worthwhile is more about what you...

making a bike worthwhile is more about what you put into it and what it gives you back. Any bike, even a thrashed old 70s schwinn can be worthwhile.

what do you want out of the bike? is it not...
07-17-09, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By djeucalyptus

I'm digging the style overall. the tote aspect is...

I'm digging the style overall. the tote aspect is cool. can't make it out from the pics - what type of closure is up top? that's probably my biggest concern, aside from materials.
07-17-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,004
Posted By djeucalyptus

not to go too OT, but allen bolts do have a few...

not to go too OT, but allen bolts do have a few benefits. they can shave some substantial weight (less axle, bolt is usually lighter than track nuts). They are much less likely to get rounded off/out...
07-17-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,485,875
Posted By djeucalyptus

wow. if there wasn't a CL ad to go with it, I'd...

wow. if there wasn't a CL ad to go with it, I'd think it was a joke.

...

although really not that bad of a deal at that price (not that it makes it any less abhorring)
07-17-09, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,253,611
Posted By djeucalyptus

Just because they're owned by the same parent...

Just because they're owned by the same parent company doesn't mean their parts go together.

it's like a bizarre cross-cultural abomination.
07-17-09, 08:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,444
Posted By djeucalyptus

http://bikes.urbanoutfitters.com/

http://bikes.urbanoutfitters.com/
07-16-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,678
Posted By djeucalyptus

this whole thread confuses me.

this whole thread confuses me.
07-15-09, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By djeucalyptus

stinks like a dead horse. ...

stinks like a dead horse.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=560141
07-15-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,253,611
Posted By djeucalyptus

I'm not one to usually pick nits, but dousing rod...

I'm not one to usually pick nits, but dousing rod on the fork? did you mean dowsing? or jousting?

and shredded saddle is usually less likely to get ripped off... maybe?
07-14-09, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By djeucalyptus

^^^ this. Is the gearing actually too high?...

^^^ this.

Is the gearing actually too high? or is knee pain more the problem? Much more likely to remedy that with saddle adjustments than gearing. if your body position is off, it's going to be...
07-13-09, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,996
Posted By djeucalyptus

awesome! Reminds me of the chris king shakers,...

awesome! Reminds me of the chris king shakers, but infinitely better. The shifter as a grinding mechanism is genius! (and Peugeot grinders are top notch, to boot!).
07-13-09, 01:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,373
Posted By djeucalyptus

do you have calipers to measure your chainline @...

do you have calipers to measure your chainline @ the hub and @ the bb? That might be a good place to start. what bb/cranks/rings?
07-13-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,499
Posted By djeucalyptus

:rolleyes: that bike is like the anti-tarck :eek:...

:rolleyes: that bike is like the anti-tarck :eek: bottle cage + pump + rack + reflectors? maybe tarck if they were all dayglo (that bike could probably actually pull it off).

the sloping rack is...
07-12-09, 08:45 PM
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Views: 1,485,875
Posted By djeucalyptus

unfortunate on many levels. that bike makes me...

unfortunate on many levels. that bike makes me sad. especially knowing it glows. :(
07-12-09, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By djeucalyptus

I totally thought that was a helmet made out of...

I totally thought that was a helmet made out of prosciutto on first glance. now i'm just disappointed.
07-11-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5,484
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Posted By djeucalyptus

the silver chainring stands out a bit much. as...

the silver chainring stands out a bit much. as does that brake. and neither really add anything to the bike. I'd go with black.
07-10-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,414
Posted By djeucalyptus

:roflmao2: In an effort to properly answer...

:roflmao2:

In an effort to properly answer the question, to the original poster:

Do you have a camera?
Can you take a picture of your bike?
Even better, can you take a picture of you sitting...
07-09-09, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By djeucalyptus

truth. "Tange" most definitely does not rhyme...

truth. "Tange" most definitely does not rhyme with "flange."

I've heard debate over whether it's TAHN-gey or tahn-gey (seems to be a regional thing from what I've been told) but either one seems...
07-08-09, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,843,070
Posted By djeucalyptus

why the fark would you put your company's name in...

why the fark would you put your company's name in braille (in swarovski, none the less)? just to spite the blind?
07-07-09, 09:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,336
Posted By djeucalyptus

definitely a valid point. Looks like a pista...

definitely a valid point. Looks like a pista mashed with a late-90's Milano. not sure I'm really feelin' it.

question: would calling it something other than a "Pista" change things?
07-07-09, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,511,547
Posted By djeucalyptus

exactly what I was thinking. and re: that...

exactly what I was thinking.

and re: that pista, there isn't much that personally irks me in the bike world more than a coda saddle on an Italian bike :lol: ( i know, i know... all made in the...
07-07-09, 05:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,803
Posted By djeucalyptus

yeah. I'm digging the site. It's growing fairly...

yeah. I'm digging the site. It's growing fairly quickly and becoming pretty useful now that more people are contributing.

I noticed that her pronunciation is a bit different too. I'm not...
07-07-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,803
Posted By djeucalyptus

along those ^^^ lines: ...

along those ^^^ lines:

http://forvo.com/word/campagnolo/
07-07-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By djeucalyptus

wish I could help with identity... and I wish I...

wish I could help with identity... and I wish I knew where I could find somebody to give me a frame like that.
07-07-09, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By djeucalyptus

WD-40 won't do any damage, per se, but it won't...

WD-40 won't do any damage, per se, but it won't really help much unless you chain is in really bad shape. as Kevin said above, the WD stands for water displacement... it's basically a solvent... not...
07-07-09, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,217
Posted By djeucalyptus

scrod's got it pretty right ^^^ from my...

scrod's got it pretty right ^^^

from my experiences, it's hard to do a budget build from scratch. part of the problem when you start building up from scratch is that it's really easy to get into...
07-07-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,253,611
Posted By djeucalyptus

honestly, as much as I generally despise risers,...

honestly, as much as I generally despise risers, they really almost work visually on that bike. It kind of matches some of the awkward curvatures of the frame.

From a purely cosmetic tarckish...
07-07-09, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By djeucalyptus

fwiw, on cheap paint jobs, I've had good luck...

fwiw, on cheap paint jobs, I've had good luck with using high-heat enamel matte black paint (either automotive engine paint, or the enamel that's intended for bbqs and the like). Plus, since it's...
07-06-09, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By djeucalyptus

bingo. oven cleaner in a bucket to strip...

bingo.

oven cleaner in a bucket to strip the anodization, then sand down. I usually do 200/400/600/800/1200/1500 and if I've got some time to kill, I'll keep going to 2400 or 3200. Then finish it...
07-06-09, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,720
Posted By djeucalyptus

properly adjusted clips and straps shouldn't be...

properly adjusted clips and straps shouldn't be difficult to get in and out of. some straps have a bit more friction/resistance, but the right combo shouldn't cause any problems. (at least no more...
07-06-09, 12:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 892
Posted By djeucalyptus

I didn't read thoroughly through every reply, so...

I didn't read thoroughly through every reply, so sorry if it's already been said, but be sure to check the placement of your rim strip. If the hole is slightly misaligned and the bare edge of the...
07-02-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By djeucalyptus

ditto. more pics would be infinitely more...

ditto. more pics would be infinitely more helpful. pics of the headtube, seat binder, bottom bracket shell, etc. would all help.

but can't say I recognize the logo off the top of my head.
06-28-09, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By djeucalyptus

combo of adhesive & staples. click the link in...

combo of adhesive & staples. click the link in the original post for more pics



de nada.

thanks for the compliments. glad you guys enjoy! :)

if you ever recover, please post up some...
06-28-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,314
Posted By djeucalyptus

Cameras are my biggest weakness. I collect the...

Cameras are my biggest weakness. I collect the whole gamut, from 8x10s to micros. I got into collecting 110 SLRs & accesories for a while... they don't take up too much space :lol: And vintage film...
06-27-09, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By djeucalyptus

Bored today, so I recovered an old bike seat

I was bored today and needed a quick project, so I decided to recover a spare seat and make an instructable (http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-recover-an-old-bicycle-seat/) out of it.

Not...
06-27-09, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By djeucalyptus

There were some old derailleurs with round...

There were some old derailleurs with round pulleys (I have a Huret Jubilee with round metal pulleys), but definitely out of place on an altus. I can't say I've ever seen a toothed pulley fracture to...
06-27-09, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By djeucalyptus

what just about everyone else said! If it's...

what just about everyone else said!

If it's one of you grails... hell, even if not... it fits you... it's worth it! I ideally ride a 61 as well, and they're not always that easy to come by. 300...
06-26-09, 08:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,141
Posted By djeucalyptus

I've read that the Syntace Stratos bars are a bit...

I've read that the Syntace Stratos bars are a bit flexy relative to other bullhorns... haven't tried 'em yet, so I can't say for myself. I have heard that they are ergonomically awesome. May be my...
06-26-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,771
Posted By djeucalyptus

+1. looks like a pretty solid bike......

+1.

looks like a pretty solid bike... definitely not a bad ride. Maybe not top of the line, but I wouldn't mind riding it.

on a side note, forgive me if it's an ignorant question, but what is...
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