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Posted By bobotech

Thanks guys. I'm going to do more research into...

Thanks guys. I'm going to do more research into what is safe or not. Like I said, I'm more concerned about the safety aspect. And yes, he does have balance issues as well.
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Posted By bobotech

GF's son has only one usable arm and does not have opposable thumbs, 2 wheel bike OK?

My girlfriend's son was born with a congential heart defect which also caused him to have only one full arm and one tiny short arm with only part of a hand. The boy is twelve now. He doesn't have...
08-07-15, 06:17 PM
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Posted By bobotech

Very interesting guys. This thread explains a...

Very interesting guys. This thread explains a lot about power numbers and so on to me.
08-07-15, 01:00 AM
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Posted By bobotech

Wattage question, how many watts does it take to climb a 7 percent hill?

I am just kind of curious. I'm at 337 pounds now and I have been able to climb a few hills that I couldn't imagine a year or two ago. One of them was a shorter 7 percent grade. I'm just curious...
08-06-15, 02:11 PM
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Posted By bobotech

When I first started to get serious with weight...

When I first started to get serious with weight loss 3-4 months ago, I just posted vague mentions ("I lost 4 pounds so far") rather than my actual weight but I realized that posting a picture of my...
08-06-15, 01:38 PM
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Posted By bobotech

Well I'm going to jump into this thread. I have...

Well I'm going to jump into this thread. I have been close FB friends with Rollingblubbler for a few years now. He saw a picture of me on a fat guy magazine a few years ago and added me to FB and...
12-25-14, 11:50 AM
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Posted By bobotech

As far as I'm concerned, if a bikes headtube area...

As far as I'm concerned, if a bikes headtube area takes the brunt of the damage to the point where there is bending of the top and/or downtubes, then I consider the frame trash unless it is...
12-25-14, 01:16 AM
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Posted By bobotech

I recently had to move from a house that had a...

I recently had to move from a house that had a dedicated bike room and a garage to a much smaller place with no garage and no spare rooms. I no longer have a garage but have a small shed on the side...
12-25-14, 12:54 AM
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Posted By bobotech

Its done and dead. All the angles and joint...

Its done and dead. All the angles and joint points of the frame are now compromised. When you bend a frame that hard, it just doesn't affect those 2 points, it also affects the joints by the...
12-23-14, 02:20 PM
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Posted By bobotech

Oh no, the hub was given to me super cheap, 5...

Oh no, the hub was given to me super cheap, 5 dollar donation to them for it. I already have the rims and spokes from a wheel I disassembled a while back. I will put it together and see how it...
12-23-14, 12:25 AM
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Posted By bobotech

Can i use a non-offset 32 hole hub on a standard 3 cross wheel build?

I got a hub from a friend. It is a no-name hub, probably a joytech or something. I am looking to build up a spare set of disc brake wheels for my disc brake bike (700c). The rim is just a vintage...
11-27-14, 09:29 PM
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Posted By bobotech

A few of my bikes have mismatched wheels. Never...

A few of my bikes have mismatched wheels. Never really cared one way or another if they weren't obnoxiously different.
11-17-14, 03:55 PM
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Posted By bobotech

i'm the complete opposite. On my daily outdoor...

i'm the complete opposite. On my daily outdoor commuting style rides, my average moving speed is about 10.5 to 11.5 mph. On my trainer, I'm doing around 14-15mph on the average. And I do have my...
11-16-14, 03:07 AM
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Posted By bobotech

Well I have spun so far 4 times this week. I...

Well I have spun so far 4 times this week. I notice that I am much more tired when I ride on the trainer than I am on the road. I try to push myself. When I setup the trainer, I tighten the...
11-14-14, 03:34 AM
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Posted By bobotech

Is riding the trainer harder than riding on the streets? 380 pound rider here

I have a Cyclops fluid trainer that I got from a thrift store for 20 dollars this past summer. No wear marks at all on the roller.

Finally the weather has been so windy and cold that I took it...
11-05-14, 04:31 PM
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Posted By bobotech

Where are you going to be staying? Are you...

Where are you going to be staying? Are you bringing a bike? I'm down for a ride, I try to ride from 7 to 15 miles a day.
11-05-14, 12:28 AM
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Posted By bobotech

I'm a super clyde and will shoot for at least...

I'm a super clyde and will shoot for at least 200. 300 would be great but I am not sure how the weather will hold out in the NW where I live. I hit exactly 300 in Oct so I was happy with that. I...
11-04-14, 07:05 PM
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Posted By bobotech

Man, that Trek is way over priced. I see those...

Man, that Trek is way over priced. I see those nineties era Trek 8x0 bikes all day long on CL for around 50-150. Great choice though, strong durable reliable bikes.
11-04-14, 06:47 PM
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Posted By bobotech

Me neither. Kind of scary. I'm 5'11"...

Me neither. Kind of scary.

I'm 5'11" (barely) and have 20" calves. I'm pushing 380 pounds though however my legs feel like they have no fat on them at all. I can't grab anything around the...
11-04-14, 06:30 PM
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Posted By bobotech

Nothing with any type of suspension unless you...

Nothing with any type of suspension unless you are willing to spend at least 2 grand for a new bike. Front suspension forks able to withstand a 390 pound rider are NOT going to be cheap. Same with...
10-20-14, 12:44 AM
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Posted By bobotech

380 pounds here and during the summer I was...

380 pounds here and during the summer I was riding on some 700x28c tires that I generally kept about 120psi on my Specialized Sequoia. Lately I have been riding my Motobecane Fantom Cross with...
10-20-14, 12:37 AM
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Posted By bobotech

I had a Mavic Open Pro 28 spoke wheel on an...

I had a Mavic Open Pro 28 spoke wheel on an Ultegra hub (smooth as glass). It was one of the older Open Pros. I got it used at my old bike co-op about 2 years ago. I am a bit bigger than you at...
10-19-14, 09:08 PM
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Posted By bobotech

Thanks! Here is a better picture:

Thanks!

Here is a better picture:
10-18-14, 11:09 AM
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Posted By bobotech

412499 Here is my latest thing. Got the...

412499

Here is my latest thing. Got the basic bike for 10 dollars at a yard sale complete. I wanted it because it was a Cannondale. At first when I saw the yard sale ad, I wasn't interested in...
09-29-14, 04:26 PM
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Posted By bobotech

Funny thing is that is what I thought at first. ...

Funny thing is that is what I thought at first. I saw the bike in an ad for the yard sale on a shop and swap posting on Facebook. I saw the bike and saw the Bud Light on the top tube and...
09-28-14, 03:35 PM
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Posted By bobotech

How to remove lettering/logos off of a nineties era Cannondale Bud Light bike?

I finally got lucky and found a decent Cannondale bike yesterday at a yard sale. For 5 dollars, I got a mid nineties complete Cannondale Bud Light MTB. The bike is in pretty decent shape considering...
09-28-14, 03:34 PM
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Posted By bobotech

Whooops. I meant to put this in C&V, not...

Whooops. I meant to put this in C&V, not general. They are big on MTB drop bar conversions there.
09-28-14, 02:57 PM
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Posted By bobotech

How to remove lettering/logos off of a nineties era Cannondale Bud Light bike?

I finally got lucky and found a decent Cannondale bike yesterday at a yard sale. For 5 dollars, I got a mid nineties complete Cannondale Bud Light MTB. The bike is in pretty decent shape...
05-05-14, 11:20 AM
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Posted By bobotech

I hate mixing old Suntour with modern Shimano 7-8...

I hate mixing old Suntour with modern Shimano 7-8 speed indexing. It sometimes can be "ok" but usually just ends up being an exercise in frustration. To me the hassles are not worth the...
05-02-14, 08:34 AM
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Posted By bobotech

You really think you are averaging 36-48mph? ...

You really think you are averaging 36-48mph?

As for the bike, don't put the money into it. Totally not worth it in the least. Kind of like putting an expensive paintjob on an junky old Yugo car....
05-01-14, 11:30 PM
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Posted By bobotech

I would put a cheap front suspension fork on your...

I would put a cheap front suspension fork on your lightweight racer. :)
04-30-14, 09:16 AM
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Posted By bobotech

Is it possible that the braking path is worn down...

Is it possible that the braking path is worn down to the point where its somewhat weakened allowing stresses that would normally not affect a rim to allow it to bend too easily?
04-25-14, 10:56 PM
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Posted By bobotech

Very cool! Glad you got it out!

Very cool! Glad you got it out!
04-19-14, 10:52 AM
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Posted By bobotech

That is it I think! It looks like the Silca...

That is it I think! It looks like the Silca head. I will test it and see if it works. The gasket is in place, I was just expecting a reversible setup like on most pumps. Didn't realize that it...
04-19-14, 10:12 AM
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Posted By bobotech

Actually I'm curious about this. I bought a...

Actually I'm curious about this. I bought a standard compressor air filler like the ones at the gas station with the pressure reader thing that pops out of the body at my co-op. It has 2 filler...
04-17-14, 10:50 AM
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Posted By bobotech

Echoing the others. I would bend that back in a...

Echoing the others. I would bend that back in a heartbeat without any reservation. I was picturing in my head a dropout that was bent nearly 90 degrees, this is so far from it.
04-16-14, 08:46 PM
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Posted By bobotech

Can't wait to see it all done

Can't wait to see it all done
04-13-14, 12:54 PM
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Posted By bobotech

374470 Left, skinny inner cage profile for...

374470

Left, skinny inner cage profile for 52/42/30 (middle ring size is the most important). Right, wide inner cage profile for 50/39/30.
04-13-14, 12:40 PM
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Posted By bobotech

Okay here is the deal with front SHimano...

Okay here is the deal with front SHimano derailleurs for triples. I know a lot about them because that is all I run (triples and Shimano) on all my bikes currently excluding my mountain bikes.
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04-13-14, 10:54 AM
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Posted By bobotech

I think I might have a 9 speed Dura Ace right...

I think I might have a 9 speed Dura Ace right side shifter that I would let go for cheap. It might be the 7700, I will have to look at it.

It does work. I flushed it out a couple of years ago...
04-08-14, 10:36 AM
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Posted By bobotech

If it rotates, it will come out provided there...

If it rotates, it will come out provided there isn't any oddness like a water bottle bolt sticking into it. You just need more strength. Strip the frame so there is no fork, no rear wheel and maybe...
04-07-14, 11:03 PM
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Posted By bobotech

The problem is that you lose the center range. ...

The problem is that you lose the center range. You have to realize that you lose all those gears in the 42t range when you go to the 34 and so you will have to shift back and forth the front...
04-07-14, 10:18 PM
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Posted By bobotech

I see where Drew is going with this. If you had...

I see where Drew is going with this. If you had a 10 or 11 speed system, it wouldn't be as much of a deal. You would have a wide variety of rear gears to give you more choices. You only have 7...
04-03-14, 05:45 PM
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Posted By bobotech

Well then if you are changing everything to Dura...

Well then if you are changing everything to Dura Ace 7400, then everything should work just fine. I probably wouldn't bother mixing a standard SIS rear derailleur with a 7400 shifter or a 7400...
04-03-14, 10:12 AM
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Posted By bobotech

Hmmm. I am not positive but I think the 7400...

Hmmm. I am not positive but I think the 7400 rear derailleurs are the oddballs that require 7400 shifters. They pull different cable. However you can work around the issue but it would easier to...
04-01-14, 11:02 AM
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Posted By bobotech

Same issue with cars. In a nutshell, you can't...

Same issue with cars. In a nutshell, you can't drive both wheels equally with a solid axle because when you turn, the inner wheel will be rotating less than the outer wheel even in a very slight...
03-29-14, 01:38 PM
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Posted By bobotech

That is 32 pounds with rear rack, full front and...

That is 32 pounds with rear rack, full front and rear fenders with stays (the fenders are big and strong and heavy plastic), and a cheap small all in one pannier setup.

I'm not interested in...
03-29-14, 11:53 AM
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Posted By bobotech

No suspension on this bike. It weighs about 32...

No suspension on this bike. It weighs about 32 pounds right now. Stem is adjustable but is alloy (need to change it). Tires are pretty light, 26x1.5 panaracers, pedals are heavy but the best I can...
03-27-14, 12:53 PM
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Posted By bobotech

That would work.

That would work.
03-27-14, 11:45 AM
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Posted By bobotech

It depends but generally I can ride 19 to 21...

It depends but generally I can ride 19 to 21 easily with drop bars. I like longer top tube because I have short legs but long arms/torso.
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