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Forum: Touring
12-03-07, 06:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,078
Posted By Bigwheel

It may possibly be good for your back, depending...

It may possibly be good for your back, depending on what's wrong. I've only used my hammock a few times, but each morning I woke up with none of the aches and pains I normally get from sleeping on...
09-05-05, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By Bigwheel

A lot of moving parts for a single pivot rear...

A lot of moving parts for a single pivot rear end...
09-04-05, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By Bigwheel

Clicking the little red X in the upper right...

Clicking the little red X in the upper right corner of the screen worked great for me... :)
08-14-05, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,942
Posted By Bigwheel

Don't show up 20 minutes before they close for...

Don't show up 20 minutes before they close for the holiday weekend hoping to get any major work done...
07-28-05, 05:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,461
Posted By Bigwheel

...only when I'm high...

...only when I'm high...
07-23-05, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Bigwheel

One indication...If the end of the spindle is...

One indication...If the end of the spindle is flush with the part of the crankarm that the crank bolt head rests against. When tightening the crank bolt, it will come to a sudden stop, as the bolt is...
07-21-05, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Bigwheel

Install some tall cruiser style bars and a big...

Install some tall cruiser style bars and a big comfy saddle. Take the pressure off your arms until the wrist heals. You'll have relatively more control riding one-handed that way. Have the doctor...
07-19-05, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Bigwheel

I practice by riding as slowly as possible until...

I practice by riding as slowly as possible until I come to a stop. Hold it until I lose balance. Ride slowly again. Repeat.

Your observations are exactly as mine when I first started riding fixie...
07-19-05, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By Bigwheel

She might've called you a "cork soaker" or...

She might've called you a "cork soaker" or possibly "crack smoker" :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-05, 07:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,519
Posted By Bigwheel

I do all my own work...as well or better than...

I do all my own work...as well or better than most shops can. I've never left a bike at a shop for repair. Not to discount the ability of a good shop, I just don't see the need to pay someone to do...
07-19-05, 07:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,968
Posted By Bigwheel

They were probably trying to clothesline you :)

They were probably trying to clothesline you :)
07-18-05, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Bigwheel

People might be confused with your 5 choices...3...

People might be confused with your 5 choices...3 freeride type bikes and 2 race bikes...for street and possible easy trail use. Not the kind of bikes a person would buy or ride for those purposes. ...
07-18-05, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Bigwheel

That's what I was wondering...some of the advice...

That's what I was wondering...some of the advice was painful to read.

You can buy tubesets, BB shells, drop-outs, braze-ons, etc...

You don't need a lot of expensive equipment, tools and jigs. ...
07-18-05, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By Bigwheel

If you're accustomed to riding singlespeed, then...

If you're accustomed to riding singlespeed, then having 9 gears will be a bonus :)

I suppose that if you're traveling light, then it would only be hills, headwinds and desired cruising speed to...
07-17-05, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Bigwheel

Any of those bikes will work for you. But they...

Any of those bikes will work for you. But they aren't ideal if you're mainly using them on the street or easy/moderate trails...Slayer, Dawg and Coiler are relatively big bikes for that purpose. As...
07-17-05, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By Bigwheel

I have a Karate Monkey that I've installed gears...

I have a Karate Monkey that I've installed gears for some rides, but 98% of the time it's SS/fixed. I used to run a cassette freehub rear wheel so I could either install the 9-spd cassette or one cog...
07-16-05, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,371
Posted By Bigwheel

Were the bike boxes packed vertically as they are...

Were the bike boxes packed vertically as they are supposed to be? I've shipped a bike and a set of wheels with UPS...both boxes and contents were destroyed. Truck driver tells me that most bike boxes...
07-16-05, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,380
Posted By Bigwheel

How about that, huh? I didn't really read the...

How about that, huh? I didn't really read the instructions...maybe I'll check mine. :o :)
07-15-05, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By Bigwheel

were there any singlespeeds or fixies in the bike...

were there any singlespeeds or fixies in the bike shop?

Did you get any lighters?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-05, 04:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 802
Posted By Bigwheel

You might not have to wonder about riding with...

You might not have to wonder about riding with him anymore...he probably doesn't want to do many 100km rides on a mtb and keep getting dropped. If it was no fun for you, imagine how he felt.
07-08-05, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 913
Posted By Bigwheel

...and the landing. :) I ride with music....

...and the landing. :)

I ride with music. Sometimes it gets loud, but I keep the volume down or off when riding in traffic or near other moving objects.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-05, 04:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,539
Posted By Bigwheel

Guru NewSteel http://www.gurubikes.com/ ...

Guru NewSteel
http://www.gurubikes.com/
and

Marinoni Leggero (http://www.marinoni.qc.ca/html/2005/05_en_leggero.asp)...

Unfortunately, factory steel frames are becoming more difficult to...
07-05-05, 03:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,816
Posted By Bigwheel

The Blast Ass...

The Blast Ass (http://brookssaddles.com/selleroyal_catalogue_blastavs.asp?intro=true&menu_id=57&lan=ENG) model is kinda weird...
07-05-05, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 787
Posted By Bigwheel

my girlfriends legs feel better than mine... :)

my girlfriends legs feel better than mine... :)
07-05-05, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Bigwheel

How did you like the IF? I'll bet it was a...

How did you like the IF? I'll bet it was a smooooooth ride...

Could you post a complete review of the bike? :)
07-04-05, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By Bigwheel

Did Gunnar do the maple leaf paint job? Looks...

Did Gunnar do the maple leaf paint job? Looks good.
07-03-05, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,491
Posted By Bigwheel

Wow, is that yours? Nice. I like the country road...

Wow, is that yours? Nice. I like the country road cruiser style setup. Makes for a great all-day, go anywhere bike.
07-03-05, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,491
Posted By Bigwheel

Does this Cross-Check belong to anyone here?...

Does this Cross-Check belong to anyone here? http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2005/jan/oliver.htm

Nice bike.
07-03-05, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Bigwheel

I have no idea. I just wanted to say this thread...

I have no idea. I just wanted to say this thread started with one of the best subject titles that I've read in a long time :) . Are you talking about the bike?
07-03-05, 05:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,338
Posted By Bigwheel

Interesting about Rivendell...I didn't know that....

Interesting about Rivendell...I didn't know that.

Those DH solid rear axle hubs are sturdy looking ...DH rigs are getting closer to motocross every year :)
07-02-05, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By Bigwheel

Sounds like your bike just needs some routine...

Sounds like your bike just needs some routine maintenance and an inspection now and then. Or replace a few worn out or damaged parts. Or if you fee like spending some money, buy a sturdy bike, new or...
07-02-05, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,338
Posted By Bigwheel

Road hubs didn't need to be any wider when they...

Road hubs didn't need to be any wider when they were 5 speeds...120mm. Then came along 126mm and 130mm to fit 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 cogs...therefore requiring wider spacing to make a stronger wheel....
07-01-05, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Bigwheel

Sounds like you'd want a fixed gear cyclo cross...

Sounds like you'd want a fixed gear cyclo cross bike. Look for an older frame with horizontal drop-outs or something like a Surly Cross-Check. Get a fixed cog rear hub. Use whatever spare parts you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-05, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,239
Posted By Bigwheel

Some very good information so far. There are a...

Some very good information so far. There are a few routes to take depending on what level of traffic you want to deal with and/or if you're mainly interested in scenery. There's going to be a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-05, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By Bigwheel

I've experienced the same thing. I don't know why...

I've experienced the same thing. I don't know why it happens, but I think it 'might' have something to do with weight balance and body positioning. Could also be something going on when rising from a...
06-14-05, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By Bigwheel

Opinions...Cane Creek cantilever brake

Shopping around for reasonably inexpensive cantis...wondered if anyone had any experience with the Cane Creek cantis

http://www.canecreek.com/95.html

I presume the thin cartridge pad will...
06-14-05, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By Bigwheel

you need foot pegs on the forks :)

you need foot pegs on the forks :)
05-29-05, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By Bigwheel

I've used 700x54 (WTB Nanoraptor 2.1") on Open...

I've used 700x54 (WTB Nanoraptor 2.1") on Open Pros for riding on rough singletrack, never had any problems.
05-28-05, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By Bigwheel

So would a fixed/fixed hub be called a...

So would a fixed/fixed hub be called a "flop/flop" or a "flip/flip" :)
12-26-04, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,338
Posted By Bigwheel

I don't know if Hayes still makes 4 bolt rotors...

I don't know if Hayes still makes 4 bolt rotors in 6" diameter, but I bolted those to my Coda hubs when I swapped out the Coda brakes for Hayes. It's a simple option if he can find one of those...
12-05-04, 01:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By Bigwheel

Is the kickstand mounted permanantly to the...

Is the kickstand mounted permanantly to the frame?

What company made the Huffys that Greg Lemond used to ride?
12-03-04, 11:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bigwheel

Aluminum doesn't rust, it corrodes. Steel rusts. ...

Aluminum doesn't rust, it corrodes. Steel rusts. ;)
11-17-04, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Bigwheel

There aren't any spokes that will last a lifetime...

There aren't any spokes that will last a lifetime if the wheel isn't built correctly.
And you know this from experience (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=75303) ? ;)
11-14-04, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Bigwheel

The direction you turn the hub shouldn't...

The direction you turn the hub shouldn't matter...the possible problem that can arise when turning the hub is not twisting it far enough before threading new spokes.
11-14-04, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Bigwheel

Spokes will be in groups of four at the rim....

Spokes will be in groups of four at the rim. There should be three spokes between the last one you just threaded and the one you are working on now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-04, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bigwheel

So you're saying that you aren't a typical...

So you're saying that you aren't a typical Maritimer? :)
08-30-04, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,324
Posted By Bigwheel

I used multi-release cleats for a short time. I...

I used multi-release cleats for a short time. I didn't like them because they un-clipped far too often on dh's, technical terrain or while bunny-hopping. Almost any movement of the foot would result...
Forum: Introductions
08-30-04, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Bigwheel

Welcome from another Canadian. You have some...

Welcome from another Canadian. You have some great areas for road riding near Montreal. Enjoy!
08-09-04, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By Bigwheel

The Cannondale was there for many episodes...I...

The Cannondale was there for many episodes...I think it was in the later years of the show.
08-08-04, 03:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,907
Posted By Bigwheel

I completely agree with what the others have...

I completely agree with what the others have mentioned. Just get on the bike and go get a coffee or a treat of some sort and go cruising and sightseeing...maybe someplace that you haven't been yet. ...
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