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07-13-14, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By plutonium83

Where to try wide cycling shoes in the SF Bay Area?

Looking for Mountain shoes. Anyone know of a good spot that usually stocks wide mountain clipless shoes? It's been hell trying to find a place that stocks wide variants (Like the Privateer HV, Sidi...
04-19-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,697
Posted By plutonium83

Thanks reddog3, this is exactly why I am doing so...

Thanks reddog3, this is exactly why I am doing so much research on this removal. PF30 is just one of the many BBs out there and someone with an adapter that wants to remove it is even more rare. I...
04-18-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,697
Posted By plutonium83

I did some more research and it looks like this...

I did some more research and it looks like this tool isn't for PF30. Park sells a different tool for PF30 bearing removal. I'm also not sure how the expanding end of the tool could grip on anything...
04-12-14, 01:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,697
Posted By plutonium83

PF30 to Threaded Adapter Removal

I bought a frame with a PF30 bottom bracket shell. A few months ago I purchased a PF30 to 68mm Threaded English Adapter to use traditional square taper bottom brackets. I would like to remove this...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 13,971
Posted By plutonium83

Americans are spoiled with how atrociously low...

Americans are spoiled with how atrociously low the gas tax is here. Imagine how much we could invest in public transport and bike/ped infrastructure with it!
...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-11, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,303
Posted By plutonium83

188939 So I ended up buying the Motobecane...

188939

So I ended up buying the Motobecane Fantom CX Cross Bike. I was worried about the "aggressive" riding geometry of cross bikes but it ended up working out. I added a threadless stem raiser...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-11, 01:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 797
Posted By plutonium83

I'm a daily commuter in SF and I've gotten pretty...

I'm a daily commuter in SF and I've gotten pretty close to quitting once because of road rage. What really helps me is going to critical mass and "bike party" events. It comforts me to be with...
02-01-11, 01:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By plutonium83

Does anyone have a Blackburn Mars 2.0?

The toggle switch on my beloved Blackburn Mars 2.0 has stopped working - truly a sad point in my life. I have LOVED this light for it's unique design, flash pattern and large size. If anyone knows of...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-11, 12:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,303
Posted By plutonium83

I'm confused about what many people have said...

I'm confused about what many people have said about cyclocross frames having a more aggressive riding style than road bikes. I'm looking at a Motobecane Fantom CX...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,303
Posted By plutonium83

How to be more upright on drop bars?

I'm choosing whether to buy a cyclocross road bike or a flat bar hybrid for my commuting bike. I test rode a few cyclocross bikes and I'm in love with the "Hoods" position - it feels so natural!...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-10, 02:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,342
Posted By plutonium83

Chainguard for >50T Triple Chainring

Is it possible to buy/DIY a chainguard for a triple chainring with >50T? Most of the aftermarket guards like the Chainboard by SKS only go up to 48T. Is there a reason for this? The bikes I'm looking...
10-28-10, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By plutonium83

Lower legs starting to warp after several months of commuting

I've been commuting at least 8 miles a day for about two months on a mix of flat land and hills. I ride a '73 Schwinn Continental that is way to big for me.

Recently, I've noticed my lower leg has...
08-09-10, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By plutonium83

'72 Schwinn Continental - Dropbar and stem diameter?

I am desperately looking for the dropbar and step diameter for my '72 Schwinn Continental. I would like to either (1) raise the dropbars with a new stem or (2) add inline brake levers. I bought this...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-15-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By plutonium83

Weird frame structure, need possible reasons

I'm thinking of buying a Gravity Avenue C, but I'm puzzled by the weird frame structure in the back. Why don't the two triangles match up (highlighted in yellow)?
Forum: Commuting
06-15-10, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,669
Posted By plutonium83

Deciding between Ramhorn/Flatbar road bike for commuting

I live in North Berkeley and commute to work in Downtown Oakland (6-7mi one way). I'm trying to decide between a Gravity Avenue C (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/avenue_c.htm)or a...
06-15-10, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By plutonium83

Advantages of Machined Brake Tracks?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of machined brake tracks? I'm just a humble commuter, not a racer or anything, and I'm wondering if its worth the extra money. I've search google but to no...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 32,253
Posted By plutonium83

I remember the first day I put on slicks on my...

I remember the first day I put on slicks on my MTB commuter, I fell in love and bought a hybrid roadie 6 months later.
Forum: Commuting
05-31-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,945
Posted By plutonium83

Air filters in cars probably don't filter...

Air filters in cars probably don't filter nanoparticles, which are incredibly small in size.
01-28-10, 11:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,374
Posted By plutonium83

I've had it with this forum. Racism, sexism,...

I've had it with this forum. Racism, sexism, nativism come up way too often.
Forum: Commuting
01-19-10, 04:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By plutonium83

Think of all the tax cuts and subsidies that New...

Think of all the tax cuts and subsidies that New Balance is benefiting from out of our pockets. Heck, they should be giving that money back to the people so we can decide whats best for everyone -...
01-18-10, 01:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By plutonium83

How the heck do you get so many locks?

How the heck do you get so many locks?
01-18-10, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By plutonium83

Wow, this article priceless! "$80 for it 8 months...

Wow, this article priceless! "$80 for it 8 months ago in Buffalo. Considering we're in Jacksonville, the asking price is $350. I think that's only fair. " LOL! A great piece of satire.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,418
Posted By plutonium83

I agree. I have the same length commute and wear...

I agree. I have the same length commute and wear what I would normally wear.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-10, 10:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,366
Posted By plutonium83

I'm a college student on a big campus without a...

I'm a college student on a big campus without a car. When classes get out, the campus traffic slows to a standstill has 15,000 undergraduates flood the sidewalks and intersections. This makes biking...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-10, 11:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,332
Posted By plutonium83

I do it all the time on my commute, in a city...

I do it all the time on my commute, in a city were I've lived for years. When I started biking I swore it off for safety, but after a few weeks I became knowledgeable of the roads and started to...
01-08-10, 11:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,640
Posted By plutonium83

+1

+1
01-07-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By plutonium83

Your comment about having a thicker skin for cold...

Your comment about having a thicker skin for cold temperatures really rang true with me. Instead of dreading each step on a cold day, I embrace it on my bike!

Winter is my favorite season to ride...
01-07-10, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By plutonium83

I've owned three different bikes, each different...

I've owned three different bikes, each different sizes and models. Each time I would spent a lot of time looking over specs and trying to find the perfect bike. In the end, what only matters to me is...
01-06-10, 10:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,888
Posted By plutonium83

Many Uses For an Old Inner Tube

I had an old inner tube, some scissors and some extra time and found many uses for the thing!

Shims for Bike lights and Ulock holders
DIY Chainstay
DIY Top tube protector from Ulock...
01-05-10, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,556
Posted By plutonium83

Thanks a lot BCRider. If there is no nut or bolt...

Thanks a lot BCRider. If there is no nut or bolt at the end, does this mean I received a defective seatpost?
01-04-10, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,556
Posted By plutonium83

Suspension Seatpost - Confused about warning sticker

I recently bought a cheap suspension seatpost and I'm confused about a warning sticker on it. Its located on the end that goes into the frame. It reads "Nut threads must be fully engaged". The...
01-04-10, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,533
Posted By plutonium83

If its not apparent that decals are not stickers,...

If its not apparent that decals are not stickers, are they still removable or are they painted on?
Forum: Commuting
01-03-10, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,142
Posted By plutonium83

I have a pair of tires that are knobby on the...

I have a pair of tires that are knobby on the side, but has a relatively smooth and straight line in the center. This gives me good traction on snow and lower rolling resistance on asphalt.
01-03-10, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By plutonium83

This is amazing! The music is appropriate too,...

This is amazing! The music is appropriate too, "Daisy Bell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisy_Bell)" is about riding on a tandem. Which incidentally, was also the first song to be sung by a computer...
12-30-09, 06:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 47,333
Posted By plutonium83

I keep the seat low enough so when I coast I have...

I keep the seat low enough so when I coast I have one foot on a pedal and the other in front of a pedal, ready to step on the ground if I slip on some ice. This has saved me several times from...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-09, 05:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,148
Posted By plutonium83

Once you learn the route, you'll find the right...

Once you learn the route, you'll find the right pace that will keep you from getting exhausted. I only commute about 2km a day, but half of it is up a 5-20% grade hill. Sometimes its nice to slow to...
12-30-09, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By plutonium83

This may or may not be possible for you given...

This may or may not be possible for you given your commuting route, but on rainy days I just wait 20-30 minutes for a bus to take me home. I used to bike during rain, but for me its not worth getting...
12-30-09, 05:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,085
Posted By plutonium83

This is the best advice in my opinion. When it...

This is the best advice in my opinion. When it comes down to reflex, I would probably swerve to avoid a jaywalker quicker than I could reach for a bell or horn. I'm sorry this happened to you...
12-27-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,344
Posted By plutonium83

Wow, I'm glad you "know" so much about the death...

Wow, I'm glad you "know" so much about the death penalty when people are murdered the same way in the US.
12-27-09, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,492
Posted By plutonium83

The grips are bolt-on.

The grips are bolt-on.
12-26-09, 08:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,492
Posted By plutonium83

I've come across these Ergon-like grips for a...

I've come across these Ergon-like grips for a fraction of the price. I had no idea that other companies made them!

Link...
12-25-09, 02:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,780
Posted By plutonium83

Head: Pullover hat with Scarf worn over face and...

Head: Pullover hat with Scarf worn over face and neck
Upper Body: Windbreaking coat over a hoodie
Legs: Pants (one or two sizes larger) over sweatpants
Hands: Gloves that are long enough to cover...
12-21-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,123
Posted By plutonium83

Wow, even better. Thanks!

Wow, even better. Thanks!
12-20-09, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,123
Posted By plutonium83

Simple Solution to Remedy Frozen Locks: Lock De-icer

After breaking the key in two kryptonite locks I always keep lock de-icer with me during the winter. Once in a while I drop some wet lube inside the lock mechanism to prevent freezing. While this may...
12-11-09, 04:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 645
Posted By plutonium83

Dawes Lightning 1000 for winter?

Does anyone have experience riding a Dawes Lightning 1000 during the winter? It comes with 700x25 slicks, but I'm wondering if I can put 700x32 treads (or thicker) on this. I live in central NY with...
01-04-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,546
Posted By plutonium83

I use a Shimano MegaRange cassette and highly...

I use a Shimano MegaRange cassette and highly recommend it for hill climbing.
01-03-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By plutonium83

I'm convinced now that it is moisture getting...

I'm convinced now that it is moisture getting trapped in the lock. Thanks for the grease and antifreeze recommendations. I'm going to buy another ulock and use my wet chain grease like tsl...
01-02-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By plutonium83

Sorry for the confusion, the attachments are just...

Sorry for the confusion, the attachments are just images of the products.

In both cases, the key wasn't able to engage all of the pins. For the keeper, the lock unlocked, but the key became stuck....
01-02-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By plutonium83

Have broken 2 u-locks in the past 4 months, help!

In the past 4 months, I have broken two Kryptonite u-locks while unlocking them (a "Keeper" and "Kryptolock" lock). Admittedly, in both occurrences I have been too forceful when the lock would not...
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