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09-11-14, 12:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,212
Posted By Dan The Man

48 X 17 on my 21 lb Bikes Direct special. I just...

48 X 17 on my 21 lb Bikes Direct special. I just "raced" the GranFondo Whistler last weekend, a hilly 122 km, and placed 157 out of about 4000 riders. Definitely passed some bikes worth more than 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,298
Posted By Dan The Man

They are a good deal if you have your own tools....

They are a good deal if you have your own tools. I bought a 300 dollar fixed gear for getting around in the winter. The cog, bottom bracket, hubs, headset, and stem were all loose (finger tight). It...
Forum: Touring
08-30-12, 02:37 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 80,812
Posted By Dan The Man

My hammock setup in the desert:...

My hammock setup in the desert: http://hennessyhammock.com/images/uploads/astent5465.jpg
08-23-12, 09:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,115
Posted By Dan The Man

What about simply stopping in front of you and...

What about simply stopping in front of you and flipping you off? Would you run me down then if you knew you could get away with it?
08-23-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,115
Posted By Dan The Man

The funny thing is that Bryant, claims to have...

The funny thing is that Bryant, claims to have been treated in an unfairly harsh manner, when all facts point to the opposite. All charges dropped. No breathalyser after killing someone during a...
08-23-12, 08:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,806
Posted By Dan The Man

Great parenting

http://i.imgur.com/TM5vp.jpg
Replies: 33
Views: 1,941
Posted By Dan The Man

I'm not sure if this exists, but if you want to...

I'm not sure if this exists, but if you want to get rid of the stalling, how about a race where each competitor starts on opposite sides of the track, and whoever can pass the other rider wins. It...
08-08-12, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By Dan The Man

You might want to invest in a lock ring tool of...

You might want to invest in a lock ring tool of your own. I had a cheap fixed gear where the hub had a bevel where the flange met the thread. Basically as I rode, the cog threading would slowly grind...
08-05-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,827
Posted By Dan The Man

I rode about 4000 miles across the US with a guy...

I rode about 4000 miles across the US with a guy on a brakeless fixie. He was a pretty good rider that could handle high speeds and steep grades as well as city riding.
08-02-12, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,795
Posted By Dan The Man

If you want some help, you need to either...

If you want some help, you need to either describe the problem in greater mechanical detail, or post some photos. Since you say you know almost nothing about bicycles, you probably should post some...
07-27-12, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,957
Posted By Dan The Man

They don't HAVE to be metal, but it's probably...

They don't HAVE to be metal, but it's probably stronger. After all, there is a guy who made a cardboard bike. The question is how to make bamboo wheels and fork. Bamboo rims have already been done....
07-27-12, 12:25 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,584
Posted By Dan The Man

I have no inherent respect for the law just...

I have no inherent respect for the law just because it's the law. If I follow the law, it is because of the consequences of breaking the law, or because the law happens to agree with my personal...
07-27-12, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,957
Posted By Dan The Man

Is anyone else kind of bothered by the fact that...

Is anyone else kind of bothered by the fact that this guy is making a bike frame out of... a bike frame. It's basically like widdling a toy boat out of a larger toy boat, and then adding neon green...
Forum: Touring
07-27-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,373
Posted By Dan The Man

I think the longest stretch of road without...

I think the longest stretch of road without civilization or water you are likely to find in the western US will be somewhere around 50 to 70 miles. I took a route from San Diego, across the desert,...
Forum: Touring
07-27-12, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,229
Posted By Dan The Man

how do you cache your bike stuff while you are...

how do you cache your bike stuff while you are climbing?
Forum: Touring
07-27-12, 06:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,591
Posted By Dan The Man

I heard of some guys (maybe on this forum) that...

I heard of some guys (maybe on this forum) that toured Canada on a Canadian Tire bicycle. Frame and parts carry a 1 year warranty, so as it broke, they would just roll into the next Canadian Tire at...
07-26-12, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,787
Posted By Dan The Man

I just found this part available online for $30:...

I just found this part available online for $30: http://cyclepath.ca/shop/product_info.php/campagnolo-record-10s-17t-cog-p-7767

It's a record 17 tooth cog. I am wondering if it will work fine with...
07-26-12, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,787
Posted By Dan The Man

I assumed that the cassette was Campagnolo just...

I assumed that the cassette was Campagnolo just because the other parts were, but I just noticed that the lock ring says Miche. Is there any possibility that this is Shimano compatible? Does everyone...
07-26-12, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,787
Posted By Dan The Man

Broken tooth on 10 speed cassette with race next weekend

When I was repacking my hubs, I noticed that the 17t cog on my cassette has a missing tooth. I have no idea how long it's been broken. The cassette is a Campagnolo Veloce 10 speed. There are 4 bike...
Forum: Touring
07-21-12, 10:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,547
Posted By Dan The Man

How then would you pronounce chamois? or fillet...

How then would you pronounce chamois? or fillet mignon? What about croissant? ballet? buffet? Stephen Colbert? faux pas? Maitre d'? What does RSVP stand for? You can't Americanize everything.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 715
Posted By Dan The Man

When I was 23, I broke my collar bone, but didn't...

When I was 23, I broke my collar bone, but didn't require surgery. I could ride with pain 7 days later, within 2 weeks I could ride without pain, except for hitting bumps or trying to sprint hard....
07-19-12, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By Dan The Man

While touring in drab "regular" clothing, I've...

While touring in drab "regular" clothing, I've had a soda and a diaper thrown at me and also been buzzed within less than a foot by a truck on an empty 4 lane hwy. I figure I get passed by over a...
07-19-12, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,797
Posted By Dan The Man

Most axles are standard 10 mm and have the same...

Most axles are standard 10 mm and have the same thread as pretty much every modern rear derailleur. I would be surprised if you had some weird European mix and didn't know it. You will also find out...
07-19-12, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,797
Posted By Dan The Man

There is a much cheaper solution than taking it...

There is a much cheaper solution than taking it to a shop or getting a tool, and more accurate than an allen wrench. Get yourself another rear wheel, off a bike you have kicking around. Thread the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-12, 12:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,598
Posted By Dan The Man

Stand over the front wheel facing the bike. Close...

Stand over the front wheel facing the bike. Close one eye, and line up the tire with the middle of the hub, then adjust the stem to line up with the middle of the tire. If hub,tire,stem are all in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,063
Posted By Dan The Man

You can even remove the preload if you want...

You can even remove the preload if you want because it's already locked in at the stem. Just loosen the cap and remove all those spacers. It solves the problem of "buckling spacers" and you save some...
07-12-12, 09:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,933
Posted By Dan The Man

You are taking up more street length at the stop...

You are taking up more street length at the stop light and backing up traffic further. If you are in heavy city traffic this definitely slows down drivers more than filtering.
Forum: Triathlon
07-11-12, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,212
Posted By Dan The Man

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/3103212595.h...

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/3103212595.html
http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/gear/review.asp?reviewid=3101

So somewhere between $150 and $900 sounds reasonable.
07-05-12, 07:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,118
Posted By Dan The Man

Once I changes both tires and forgot to hook up...

Once I changes both tires and forgot to hook up the brakes again. Went out the door, down a hill and wiped out.
Forum: Touring
06-26-12, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By Dan The Man

For the region you are riding in, you will always...

For the region you are riding in, you will always be able to buy food one meal in advance while on the road, meaning you basically don't need to carry anything. If you eat cold food, you can skip the...
06-21-12, 12:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,244
Posted By Dan The Man

Or the pedestrians, seeing that there were no...

Or the pedestrians, seeing that there were no cars, jumped the light a bit early. Who knows unless more evidence shows up.
Forum: Touring
06-20-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,863
Posted By Dan The Man

You can probably make due with throwing a washer...

You can probably make due with throwing a washer over the valve. Another option would be to take an old dead tube and chop out the valve and add that over the new valve for extra protection.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-12, 10:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By Dan The Man

Never ever replace a tube without figuring out...

Never ever replace a tube without figuring out what killed the last one. Also, if you're cutting the valve stem on the rim, take the now unpatchable dead tube, chop out the valve section, press the...
Forum: Triathlon
06-15-12, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 758
Posted By Dan The Man

Swimming Questions

I am a self taught swimmer. I'm at the point where I can swim long distances pretty comfortably and I feel efficient moving through the water. I definitely didn't feel that way when I started. But I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-12, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Dan The Man

I have nothing scientific to back this up with,...

I have nothing scientific to back this up with, but I have always found good success with the varsity fall training camp approach of starting off with a good kick in the balls. Spend 2 or 3 days...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-12, 01:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,799
Posted By Dan The Man

One time I was really glad to have two spare...

One time I was really glad to have two spare tubes went I went off the shoulder through a patch of goat heads. I must have had at least a dozen punctures in each tire.
Forum: Foo
06-11-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By Dan The Man

There is really only two things that I want from...

There is really only two things that I want from a "social network". First is a way to get into contact with people that I might not have contact info for. That means old classmates, or friends that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,799
Posted By Dan The Man

yes, pretty much everything except for a complete...

yes, pretty much everything except for a complete blowout or puncture next to the valve stem is patchable
06-08-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,759
Posted By Dan The Man

I think that the value of separated bike paths is...

I think that the value of separated bike paths is not the safety anyways, it is the easy of mind it provides. This gives people who would otherwise not ride on busy roads a chance to ride, and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-12, 08:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,530
Posted By Dan The Man

The lifetime in "lifetime warranty" refers to the...

The lifetime in "lifetime warranty" refers to the lifetime of the product. As in right up until it breaks.
06-08-12, 08:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,161
Posted By Dan The Man

My seatpost doesn't have any bearings.

My seatpost doesn't have any bearings.
06-08-12, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Dan The Man

Kingston, Ontario: "Canada's Most Sustainable City"

according to the official city "vision" (http://www.cityofkingston.ca/cityhall/committees/focus/)

Since it's bike to work week, I thought I would share my city's progress on adding new bicycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By Dan The Man

I've had some bikes where you have to lean pretty...

I've had some bikes where you have to lean pretty far back to get a decent stable no hands ride. The more weight you have on the front wheel, the less stable it will be.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 01:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,007
Posted By Dan The Man

Is "hey Lance" a compliment or an insult?

I've heard this one a few times from the sidelines. Are people calling me a poser, or are they saying "hey you look like you could win seven consecutive Tour de France victories"?
Forum: Touring
06-07-12, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,468
Posted By Dan The Man

I tried to tour on a very cheap budget. I got a...

I tried to tour on a very cheap budget. I got a used road bike for $500, panniers, rack, and handlebar bag for $100, hammock for $200, shoes/pedals for $100, sleeping bag/pad for $100 (was cold),...
Forum: Triathlon
06-07-12, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By Dan The Man

Help setting goals

Last week I signed myself up for my first triathlon in mid July. Yes I realize that is a very short time frame to start training. If all goes well I will do another in August. I am 26, formerly a...
06-06-12, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,182,102
Posted By Dan The Man

serious or joking?

serious or joking?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-12, 06:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,188
Posted By Dan The Man

I fell over trying to track stand at a red light...

I fell over trying to track stand at a red light yesterday. If that was my first crash ever, I would have been extremely disappointed.
06-06-12, 06:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,294
Posted By Dan The Man

Cycling is pretty automatic for me, so I can...

Cycling is pretty automatic for me, so I can usually still ride when I am no longer cognisant. I have only once been too drunk to stay on a bike. I don't remember a whole lot, but I think I must have...
06-05-12, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By Dan The Man

Nothing beats a good 'ol bowl of butter.

Nothing beats a good 'ol bowl of butter.
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