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04-04-10, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By treechunk

I would love something like that, but my legs are...

I would love something like that, but my legs are so short that any production 29er that fits when I'm in the saddle is so tall I can't stand over it. I should have specified 26".
03-17-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By treechunk

Frame with fatty tire clearance.

So, I love my frame. I got it for free, as it was cracked, and my friend replaced the chainstays and added a disc mount. It's an older Black Sheep steel frame, and about the biggest tire I can fit...
02-04-08, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By treechunk

I forgot all about this thread.... oops. The...

I forgot all about this thread.... oops. The reason why is that I wear out my cleats and shoes in about four months 'cuz I walk on them all the time. I'd prefer something that was a bit more...
02-02-08, 06:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,309
Posted By treechunk

I've been running a fixed MTB for street/polo use...

I've been running a fixed MTB for street/polo use for a while now, and I have to say, it's great. Avid brakes are by far the best as far as set up goes, and they work damn well to boot. Being able...
02-02-08, 06:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,549
Posted By treechunk

So we (Chicago) build mostly single speed MTB...

So we (Chicago) build mostly single speed MTB style polo bikes with the brakes reversed for not-flipping-over-the-bars purposes. We've also done some "tringle speeds" which have a single speed...
02-02-08, 05:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,549
Posted By treechunk

aw cwap, he's beating us to it!

aw cwap, he's beating us to it!
12-24-07, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By treechunk

QBP sells grade 300 bearings (crap) and grade 25...

QBP sells grade 300 bearings (crap) and grade 25 bearings (Dura-Ace level). You can probably get even nicer ones from McMaster-Carr or similar source.
12-24-07, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By treechunk

Ultegra/XT level hubs and up have a more polished...

Ultegra/XT level hubs and up have a more polished bearing race, which to me is worth a bit of extra money, although to be honest I don't really buy anything that isn't sealed bearing anymore for my...
12-23-07, 11:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,018
Posted By treechunk

My first attempt at lacing a wheel tore the hub...

My first attempt at lacing a wheel tore the hub in half. I've not seen or heard of such a thing happening to anyone else, and the hub must have been in pretty bad shape to begin with, but it still...
12-23-07, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By treechunk

it's difficult to see if this is true for yours...

it's difficult to see if this is true for yours given the shadow in your picture, but most Anti-Chain-Suck-Devices are adjustable. it's not a bad thing to have. Also, if your chainrings are...
12-23-07, 11:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,337
Posted By treechunk

two separate co-workers of mine who never met...

two separate co-workers of mine who never met both had methods of heating pads to make the work again after contamination. I haven't tried it, nor am I likely to, but in a pinch....

One would...
10-27-07, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By treechunk

Chromoly atac cleats?

I keep hearing rumors about Chromoly cleats for Time Atac pedals. Anybody have any idea where to get some?
09-20-07, 10:16 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,811
Posted By treechunk

http://www.videosift.com/video/Worlds-fastest-bicy...

http://www.videosift.com/video/Worlds-fastest-bicycles-set-a-land-speed-record-of-81mph
07-16-06, 02:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 634
Posted By treechunk

For those who have yet to make the switch to the...

For those who have yet to make the switch to the Chicago forum, the bike train to my house for the swap is leaving Rapid Transit at 5:10pm.
07-13-06, 07:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,619
Posted By treechunk

If you can't drill it, ...

If you can't drill it,

http://www.minoura.co.jp/bh2b.gif


might be of help.

It clamps on both sides of your stem and holds TWO cages all up next to your hands fo' the quick-drink.
07-12-06, 05:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 634
Posted By treechunk

It's a go as far as I'm concerned. I've invited...

It's a go as far as I'm concerned. I've invited others as well.
07-11-06, 10:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 819
Posted By treechunk

actually I'm talking about something reasonably...

actually I'm talking about something reasonably light (less than 30 lbs) with SOLID components, not stuff that's going to break quickly (i.e. seven speed freewheel hubs) that would sell probably...
07-11-06, 09:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 819
Posted By treechunk

European utility bikes really aren't anything...

European utility bikes really aren't anything near what I'm talking about. What I'm talking about is closer to this (http://www.burley.com/products/bicycles/defaultd99e.html?p=Runabout-27&i=25), but...
07-11-06, 08:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 819
Posted By treechunk

I heartily applaud the nexus concept, but they...

I heartily applaud the nexus concept, but they don't offer gearing choices and they aren't disc compatible (something I think is VERY good for utility biking).
07-11-06, 08:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 819
Posted By treechunk

I don't mean a hybrid, I mean something nice and...

I don't mean a hybrid, I mean something nice and heavy duty that you can haul your kids around with, or go buy firewood, dog food, construction materials, whatever. There are things that a...
07-11-06, 07:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 819
Posted By treechunk

that is actually PRECISELY why I started this...

that is actually PRECISELY why I started this thread.




WE, the youth, CAN AND DO make noise that the industry hears (hello, fixed gears?!?!?!) and if WE make a shift and ask for what we...
07-11-06, 07:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 819
Posted By treechunk

that's the problem, 7 speed freewheels. That...

that's the problem, 7 speed freewheels. That means lots of wheel dish, which is less good for utility, and it also means you need a freewheel hub, which are generally crap. The new technology all...
07-10-06, 01:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 819
Posted By treechunk

What I'm specifically talking about is that...

What I'm specifically talking about is that component manufacturers (i.e. Shimano) have pushed for more gears and less weight. a six-speed cassette that keeps the same spacing as the old six-speed...
07-09-06, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 306
Posted By treechunk

Personally I'm looking into Speedplay Frogs, as...

Personally I'm looking into Speedplay Frogs, as my knees are bad and the extra spring-free float will be very appreciated. I have enjoyed my TIME pedals a lot, and the vast majority of the...
07-09-06, 10:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 819
Posted By treechunk

carbon fiber, 10 speed cassette, NJS looseball hubs

Why?



It seems to me that it is FAR more important to become less reliant on oil by making utility cycling more attractive and feasible by offering parts (like 6 speed cassettes) that are more...
07-09-06, 09:52 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,242
Posted By treechunk

Alrighty. So I see a lot of flaming, and a...

Alrighty. So I see a lot of flaming, and a little real discussion of what product is better, and what one might be paying more for. I am REALLY not a fan of "companies" like Motobecane selling...
07-09-06, 09:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 634
Posted By treechunk

Fukkit. seven 7 tree tree tree ...

Fukkit.

seven
7
tree

tree
tree
ooooooooooooo
07-09-06, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By treechunk

If a bike has a chain that doesn't move, it's...

If a bike has a chain that doesn't move, it's abandoned. If the owner still wants it after letting it get to that point, they're going to most likely pay quite a bit more than it costs to get a...
07-09-06, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By treechunk

Rapid Transit has a 30 day return policy on...

Rapid Transit has a 30 day return policy on everything but bikes. Actually, I think it might include bikes too, as long as they're not too thrashed to sell. Our stock is pretty limited, but we'll...
07-09-06, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By treechunk

your LBS can order any of the big cheese, salsa...

your LBS can order any of the big cheese, salsa or Oury grips (except the Oury Yellow, which for some reason QBP has stopped stocking, perhaps they're discontinued).
07-09-06, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By treechunk

In Chicago, bmx freewheels seem to die at LEAST...

In Chicago, bmx freewheels seem to die at LEAST once a winter. The seals aren't good enough, the bearings aren't buried deep enough, and they just can't take the salt and ****. Personally, if I was...
07-09-06, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 538
Posted By treechunk

that's about the size of it.

that's about the size of it.
07-08-06, 02:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 634
Posted By treechunk

PM me for address and phone number.

PM me for address and phone number.
07-06-06, 09:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 651
Posted By treechunk

The one and only time I played paintball the team...

The one and only time I played paintball the team I was on for one game ended up with like 3 people with ammo and about 6 without, and we did basically the same thing, without the surrender part.
07-06-06, 08:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,283
Posted By treechunk

When I did ride fixed it was transport mostly. I...

When I did ride fixed it was transport mostly. I just don't have time to ride recreationally anymore, not to mention the bad knees. Now I have built myself a tow-truck with no high gears to speak...
07-06-06, 07:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 634
Posted By treechunk

there's always fun **** in Chicago. I'm not...

there's always fun **** in Chicago. I'm not usually involved though.
07-06-06, 07:44 PM
07-06-06, 07:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 634
Posted By treechunk

I work until 5. I'm totally down with hosting,...

I work until 5. I'm totally down with hosting, but I live at 24th and Marshall Blvd (approximately Sacramento), which is a bit of a hike for lots of people. I do, however, have a SERIOUS parts...
07-06-06, 07:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 538
Posted By treechunk

Customers sometimes break their keys off in the...

Customers sometimes break their keys off in the new Kryptonite locks (or ANY onguard lock) 'cuz they don't push the key all the way in. Then they call us and complain about the ****ty lock we sold...
07-06-06, 06:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 634
Posted By treechunk

so......... actual date? My girlfriend...

so......... actual date?


My girlfriend is coming home tomorrow, which means I'm not going to be sitting bored on the internet.

the 29th? The evening of the 23rd? Is this going to tie in...
07-06-06, 06:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 651
Posted By treechunk

I work at a bike shop. I sell locks. I make...

I work at a bike shop. I sell locks. I make DAMN sure people know what they're getting when they buy a lock. We carry cable locks to supplement u-locks, for people who don't want to take their...
07-06-06, 06:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 579
Posted By treechunk

Smaller wheel sizes are better for smaller...

Smaller wheel sizes are better for smaller people, bigger wheels are better for bigger people. I don't think I could get decent standover clearance on a 29er, so I'm not trying to build one. My...
07-06-06, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 651
Posted By treechunk

Never pull a gun (or u-lock) if you aren't...

Never pull a gun (or u-lock) if you aren't prepared to use it. If you're going to up the ante, you'd better be ready to be standing over someone with a bloody weapon in your hand as well as be ready...
07-06-06, 06:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 651
Posted By treechunk

I saw some bikes that LOOKED like the ones they...

I saw some bikes that LOOKED like the ones they had been riding earlier (I hadn't looked that closely at what they were riding) locked up across the street from Cal's (Van Buren & Wells, southeast...
07-06-06, 04:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 651
Posted By treechunk

C would have been a better option. I REALLY am...

C would have been a better option. I REALLY am not capable of A. I just couldn't live with myself, no matter who it is.
07-06-06, 04:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,244
Posted By treechunk

awww, come on, where's your sense of adventure? ...

awww, come on, where's your sense of adventure? Don't you have a milling machine?:)
07-06-06, 04:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 651
Posted By treechunk

Well, if I had yelled, and they rode off while I...

Well, if I had yelled, and they rode off while I was on the phone with the cops, they would have had even more of a head start. My orginal plan was to follow them, but they weren't moving, so I...
07-06-06, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 651
Posted By treechunk

ya know, the really depressing part is that they...

ya know, the really depressing part is that they weren't even using bolt cutters. The dude pulled a pair of PLIERS from his pocket and snipped the lock.
07-06-06, 04:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 651
Posted By treechunk

I'm rather pissed off

Today I was doing something I normally only do on Wednesdays, which is deliver magazines (I had 65 stops instead of my usual 42, so I took two days instead of one). As I was stopping to make a...
07-06-06, 04:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 634
Posted By treechunk

I'd be willing to host. I have more parts than I...

I'd be willing to host. I have more parts than I can transport, and I can transport a fair bit. Some of basically anything you could want, although not much track/fixed stuff.


*edit: I do have...
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