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02-13-05, 01:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,557
Posted By lobo

Stripped when I guess I torqued it a little hard....

Stripped when I guess I torqued it a little hard. 46x16 with someone who weighs as much as two adults probably has that effect.

I think I am going to give up on cycling and start using dumb bells...
02-13-05, 09:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,557
Posted By lobo

When you are almost 300lbs, yeah, pretty much. ...

When you are almost 300lbs, yeah, pretty much.

I'm beginning to wonder if I should wait until I hit the 225 mark to start bicycling again.
02-12-05, 10:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,557
Posted By lobo

eat me, I'm a danish

eat me, I'm a danish
02-12-05, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By lobo

Are Phils the best SS Cyclocross hubs you can buy?

I have a De Bernardi track bike for the streets but it's a bit hairy on bike paths with crushed lime stone and the like, thus I'm interested in a SS Cross check for that duty. I just aced some Suzue...
02-12-05, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By lobo

Did you take a look at a pre-built Crosscheck...

Did you take a look at a pre-built Crosscheck that Surly sells? It's sounds a lot like what you are asking for sans disc.
02-12-05, 09:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,557
Posted By lobo

bah! Another one bites the dust: stay away from basic Suzue hubs

What ever you do, get IRO, get Surly, stay away from Suzue basic. Thank you very much.

Lost my rear hub today. Have about 800 miles on it, no skidding and very little back pedaling resistance. ...
02-12-05, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By lobo

If somehow you can figure out the size of the...

If somehow you can figure out the size of the frame I'd be grateful for a test ride if it's 54cm.
02-12-05, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By lobo

Anyone in the Chicagoland area with a 54cm Surly Crosscheck I can briefly "try on"

I was curious to know if I would be able to try your 54cm Surly Crosscheck on only for a brief moment. I can give you $5 for your time. I want to build up a Crosscheck this spring and I'm not sure...
01-28-05, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By lobo

Any IRO geometry pros?

Ok, the geometry on the IRO's is driving me goofey. I'm looking at spending my tax refund on another bike and I believe a Mark V Pro is in my future. However I have no idea what size to buy. ...
01-27-05, 08:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,885
Posted By lobo

Good luck with the bike! I almost bought one...

Good luck with the bike! I almost bought one myself except my doubts of clydesdale compatibility with the fork/wheels.
01-27-05, 08:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,378
Posted By lobo

My first exposure to brakeless is when I went to...

My first exposure to brakeless is when I went to a bike shop to have them build me up a fixie. Now, you would think they would put a brake on a bike for a guy off the street.

Them: "Have you...
01-27-05, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 892
Posted By lobo

Mine just has, "Made in Italy" on it. No Cromor...

Mine just has, "Made in Italy" on it. No Cromor or Thron (though the guy at the shop said it was a Thron).

My frame chips like a SOB too. The decals that are on there look pretty centered and...
12-20-04, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By lobo

Is there a central website that lists all of the charity rides?

I'd like to do some charity rides in 2005. So far, the only one I know of in my area is in Wisconsin in June (the one sponsored by Trek.)

If there is a website that lists them all it would be...
12-20-04, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By lobo

Ever catch hell/get kicked out of a Charity ride because of only one brake?

samples: Single Speed w/ Coaster or a Fixie w/ 1 front brake.

Planning on doing some charity rides next year and I'm beginning to worry that I'll get shafted for only having one brake on my fixie.
12-16-04, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By lobo

Yojimbos garage in Chicago has one on sale: ...

Yojimbos garage in Chicago has one on sale:

"-55cm De Bernardi Thron frame and fork. Was $572, now $371.75. Columbus Thron cromoly. Red."
12-16-04, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By lobo

I love my De Bernardi to bits! Best bike I've...

I love my De Bernardi to bits! Best bike I've ever owned. At the time I was looking it was either this or a Soma Rush. The Soma was alright but it just didn't speak to me the way the De Bernardi...
12-12-04, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By lobo

Good luck with the Surly! They make good bomb...

Good luck with the Surly! They make good bomb proof stuff!
Forum: Touring
12-12-04, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,658
Posted By lobo

I've decided to wait until the spring to purchase...

I've decided to wait until the spring to purchase while I do more research. For some reason, I'm strangely attracted to touring folding bicycles now.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-12-04, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By lobo

Anyone here buy a folding bike but could careless about folding it?

I have to admit I have a little obsession with these little guys. I already have a really great bike and my wife would kill me if I bought another. But I can't help but love these bikes - even if I...
Forum: Touring
12-11-04, 09:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,658
Posted By lobo

I've read that phrase in a couple posts on the...

I've read that phrase in a couple posts on the touring forum: "by going 7 speed it's more durable and more reliable" are you referring to a shimano nexus/s-ram 7 internal gear hub or what type of...
12-11-04, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By lobo

okokok - different idea - nix the camera and...

okokok - different idea - nix the camera and instead get a digital voice recorder so you can quickly speak the plate number...
Forum: Touring
12-11-04, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,698
Posted By lobo

I'd like to also add that it is indeed possible...

I'd like to also add that it is indeed possible that the B17 may not fit you correctly. I tried the B17 because everyone recommended it and it is by far the most painful saddle I've ever been on. ...
Forum: Touring
12-11-04, 06:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,658
Posted By lobo

WOW!! A tour on a 3 speed? Crazy! :eek: ...

WOW!! A tour on a 3 speed? Crazy! :eek:

On the other hand I really do like internal gear hubs. Doing some searches I see some debate on the Rohloff not being as efficient as a derailer but...
Forum: Touring
12-11-04, 11:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,658
Posted By lobo

I plan to do 80-120 miles a day over 5 days. I'm...

I plan to do 80-120 miles a day over 5 days. I'm in pain now but I think by next summer I will be able to do it. I looked at the lower cost bikes you mentioned and the Novara Randonnee facinates...
12-11-04, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By lobo

Ever think a disposable camera would be a good bicycle accessory?

I have not had a terrible history with vehicles but I was thinking that maybe a cheap disposable camera which I could attach to some velcro to my wrist or tie it to my bike or clothing and then...
12-11-04, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By lobo

How much time do you give yourself to recouperate?

Over the week I put 112 miles on my bike and my legs are like rubber bands. How much time should I give my legs to recover? Do you take hot baths?
Forum: Touring
12-11-04, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,658
Posted By lobo

Thinking of purchasing my first Touring bike - and going INSANE!!!

In the beginning of my education of bicycles I would hear things like, "Single Speed and Fixed Gear Bicyclesa are just a fad - they don't make many of those frames." What a lie! I finally got a...
11-28-04, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By lobo

So it's going to be harder stopping a 46x16...

So it's going to be harder stopping a 46x16 geared bike than one that is say 48x18 or 50x20?

Jeebus. I wish I could find that magical gear..
11-28-04, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By lobo

Does gearing affect how easy it is to slow down using pedals?

I want to know if gear selection makes it more or less difficult to slow a fixed gear bike down just by back pedaling - and not using skidding. I am seriously considering removing my front brake and...
11-28-04, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,420
Posted By lobo

Am I out of shape or is 46x16 the ultimate test of the human spirit?

I did some more riding over the week and what I'm discovering quickly is the trails that I coasted with a 32x16 single speed mountain bike are a bit difficult with my fixie geared at 46x16. Is this...
Forum: Recumbent
11-21-04, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By lobo

Need input on a recumbent for a clydesdale female

My wife weighs around 380 lbs. She wants to go bicycling with me and is very interested in a recumbent bicycle. Does anything like this exist? I know I'm probably looking at a cromoly frame and...
11-21-04, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By lobo

A few months back it was aced due to frame...

A few months back it was aced due to frame failure. I must have had a bad frame or something.

That was my first (and last) exposure to aluminum frames
11-20-04, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By lobo

Hey, checking in.. also DeBernardi related

Ok - the idea to add track ends to the Surly Long Haul Trucker is chit. It didn't work. My friends welding skills are crap and didn't pull it off. So the frame was resold and I ended up getting a...
08-20-04, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By lobo

The Long Haul Trucker was designed from day one...

The Long Haul Trucker was designed from day one to haul a **** load of stuff. I'm not saying the Steamroller may not be capable but when my bike is hauling nearly 300lbs of man fat; I need...
08-20-04, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By lobo

Will finally be riding fixed again...

The surgery to get my Monocog into fixed gear didn't work out as well as I planned so I threw the freewheel back on and sold it to finance my next bike: a Surly Long Haul Trucker.

After the...
08-15-04, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,301
Posted By lobo

maybe it's different but on the trek 400 with the...

maybe it's different but on the trek 400 with the 8 speed nexus it is almost impossible to shift while pedaling. What the manual states is to shift when you are not pedaling or pedaling under load. ...
08-15-04, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,301
Posted By lobo

The thing I hate about internal geared hubs is...

The thing I hate about internal geared hubs is you have to stop pedaling for it to change gears (or atleast - it's the IDEAL thing to do)
08-12-04, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,314
Posted By lobo

Some 'Electra' bike questions for you..

I have some questions I hope some of you can help me with.

1. Someone once told me that because of an upright seating position that it is very difficult for a comfort bike such as these to go very...
Forum: BMX
07-30-04, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By lobo

Having some difficulty.. Is it technically possible to convert a SS BMX hub tofixed?

I have a Redline Monocog and am in the middle of working on my bike but am having some difficulty. The bike is a Single Speed mountain bike with a 110mm BMX hub. I would like to convert it to fixed...
07-30-04, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,614
Posted By lobo

End of thread. The Langster is dead. A bike NOT...

End of thread. The Langster is dead. A bike NOT to be ridden by XXL Clydesdale. The wheels were fine but I ruined the frame.

Now on a sturdy Redline Monocog. If wheels give me problems I'll...
07-30-04, 10:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,193
Posted By lobo

I don't really; part of me wants to educate those...

I don't really; part of me wants to educate those who believe everyone in the 'burbs has a 2 acre lot, $500k house, and is rollin' in a Benz. For someone living in Schaumburg, you might be suprised...
07-30-04, 10:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,193
Posted By lobo

Actually my Langster is dead. My lard ass broke...

Actually my Langster is dead. My lard ass broke the frame on it. I'm in the process of converting a Redline Monocog to fixed gear (dropping the freewheel and adding a 14' sprocket). It's a good...
07-30-04, 10:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,193
Posted By lobo

I live a rather frugal life. I don't eat out; I...

I live a rather frugal life. I don't eat out; I read books from the library, and I use coupons regularly. My car is a Honda Civic so gas/maintenance is manageable.

It's very expensive normally,...
07-30-04, 10:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,193
Posted By lobo

Actually I was (at the time) in the newspaper and...

Actually I was (at the time) in the newspaper and apartments.com
07-29-04, 07:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,193
Posted By lobo

I live in the suburbs and quite for the opposite...

I live in the suburbs and quite for the opposite reason people suspect: It's dirt cheap out here!!

I am renting a studio apartment for $520 a month for 600sq feet and looking in the city the...
07-24-04, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By lobo

Finally got it working guys :D Turns out I...

Finally got it working guys :D

Turns out I didn't unscrew it enough... From the book I have on bicycle maintenance and the way it was laid out I just don't picture how it could be adjusted. But...
07-24-04, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By lobo

There is only one hex nut under the seat. The...

There is only one hex nut under the seat. The other bolt is inside the seat on the nose . But this looks like a tensioner at best.
07-24-04, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By lobo

Honestly I don't know. It came stock from...

Honestly I don't know. It came stock from Redline. There is only one bolt.
07-24-04, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By lobo

Saddle adjustment - I'M GOING MAD!!!

Bike: Redline Monocog SS MTB, Saddle: Brooks B17 Champion

I have the saddle on the bike but it's quite obvious to me that I need to raise the nose. Conceptually, I think is going to hurt a little...
Forum: BMX
07-15-04, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By lobo

SOB!! I need BMX hubs :(.. any advice would be great..

A while back I purchased a Redline Monocog that comes with a BMX hub. In only a couple of months I have literally trashed and out torqued the cheap ass hubs from literally only tame trail riding. I...
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