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03-20-09, 12:12 PM
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Posted By FlippingHades

Any bike shop should be able to order Velocity...

Any bike shop should be able to order Velocity Synergy 650B rims for you. I have 3 650B wheelsets with them - very nice rims.
02-25-09, 01:20 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,157,288
Posted By FlippingHades

Thanks! (and to everyone else who said so). I'm...

Thanks! (and to everyone else who said so). I'm pretty chuffed about the bike :)
02-24-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,157,288
Posted By FlippingHades

After 2 years riding just my Kogswell Porteur, I...

After 2 years riding just my Kogswell Porteur, I finally have a fixed gear bike again. I bought a Pelican frameset from Box Dog Bikes here in San Francisco. Handmade by Ahren Rodgers of Banjo Cycles....
09-01-08, 02:07 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 48,776
Posted By FlippingHades

Carrying my cargo rack home strapped to my (old)...

Carrying my cargo rack home strapped to my (old) bag:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/111/299148104_66a362a05a.jpg

Which enabled all of this:...
03-13-08, 11:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,007
Posted By FlippingHades

No -- the brake routing on those levers is...

No -- the brake routing on those levers is external. I used them in my Nitto RB-009s (9? 8? 18? I can never remember which code is which) just fine.
02-16-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,411
Posted By FlippingHades

Organization. Say you've got some...

Organization.

Say you've got some envelopes, folders, etc....something flat you don't want getting messed up by bouncing around with the boxes and tubes in the main compartment. Put them behind...
01-10-08, 11:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,927
Posted By FlippingHades

awesome. When I was learning to use a sewing...

awesome. When I was learning to use a sewing machine, I pulled my hair out for a whole day over that one the first time I accidentally put a needle in backwards :-)

trim, binding tape, bias...
01-10-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,927
Posted By FlippingHades

Before you worry about that, check that you've...

Before you worry about that, check that you've got the needle oriented properly -- industrial needles don't have a flat side like home machine needles do; they can be inserted in any orientation. If...
01-10-08, 05:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,927
Posted By FlippingHades

Yes, If I had only one machine it would be the...

Yes, If I had only one machine it would be the Juki - it handles just about anything. My dream workshop includes at least 4 different industrial sewing machines though (easily expandable to 5 or 6 or...
01-10-08, 12:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,927
Posted By FlippingHades

Well, it's definitely not a real industrial,...

Well, it's definitely not a real industrial, that's for certain (the sailrite), but they work just fine. Salesmen say anything :D Like I said above, if knew in advance I'd have been able to afford...
01-10-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,927
Posted By FlippingHades

I now use a Juki DNU-1541-S. Click here for lots...

I now use a Juki DNU-1541-S. Click here for lots of photos (http://flickr.com/photos/aalpern/tags/juki)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2032/2064351063_fe9794028d.jpg...
12-29-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,927
Posted By FlippingHades

Anytime. Can't wait to see what you come up with...

Anytime. Can't wait to see what you come up with :-)

Now I feel like I ought to update this post with what I'm using now, since it's been nearly a year since I got rid of the Sailrite referenced...
12-29-07, 07:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,927
Posted By FlippingHades

What you want is called "bonded nylon" thread....

What you want is called "bonded nylon" thread. It's multiple strands of nylon wrapped around a monofilament core, with a bonding agent added to keep it all together and add strength (this also makes...
12-29-07, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 242,375
Posted By FlippingHades

Hey, I was basically copying the headbadge on...

Hey, I was basically copying the headbadge on David Munson's Erba, so it's all good :) Patterns you can make with only a ruler are also nice sometimes, when you don't want to get complicated.
...
11-03-07, 01:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,669
Posted By FlippingHades

FYI -- that's not entirely true; only Juki's...

FYI -- that's not entirely true; only Juki's lower-end machines are being made in China. My DNU-1541-S is still made in Japan (purchased new at the beginning of 2007). It's also the finest piece of...
11-02-07, 11:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,669
Posted By FlippingHades

Definitely check 2 things about the needle --...

Definitely check 2 things about the needle -- first, make sure it's inserted correctly! With industrials you can rotate the needle 360 degrees; there's no flat to keep it inserted perfectly. I've...
11-02-07, 11:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,669
Posted By FlippingHades

Voila! Some of my bookmarked threads. Bag...

Voila! Some of my bookmarked threads.

Bag Makers: Tell me about your tools:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=221129

Ergonomic design project: messenger bags...
09-03-07, 07:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,927
Posted By FlippingHades

Look at the dates on the post, man :) The...

Look at the dates on the post, man :)

The Sailrite was pre-Juki. Now I've got a Singer 20U33 for embroidery too, and of course the Juki is still totally awesome.
08-28-07, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By FlippingHades

I have some Cordura in the nearly-flourescent...

I have some Cordura in the nearly-flourescent blaze orange often used for safety gear (think hunting orange - really, really bright). Probably the same stuff Dan (Seagull, above). I can make you one...
07-12-07, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 242,375
Posted By FlippingHades

That looks really sweet.

That looks really sweet.
07-10-07, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By FlippingHades

I suspect he was confusing Travis' website with...

I suspect he was confusing Travis' website with mine (Zugster Bags) - I haven't been taking orders since March, but will be later this month.

-A
06-13-07, 05:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,474
Posted By FlippingHades

Rapha = marketing geniuses. They're a luxury...

Rapha = marketing geniuses. They're a luxury brand, just like any other luxury brand, they just happen to be cycling oriented.
06-10-07, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By FlippingHades

The point was, there's a phone number and an...

The point was, there's a phone number and an email address on the website -- just ask Travis yourself.
06-10-07, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By FlippingHades

Yeah, one glance should tell you it's not a...

Yeah, one glance should tell you it's not a serious load. I took that photo purely as an illustration. Riding like that would probably break both your back and your wine. That's about $400 of wine in...
05-29-07, 11:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,373
Posted By FlippingHades

You have inflatable rims?

You have inflatable rims?
05-29-07, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,373
Posted By FlippingHades

30 lbs of cat food (among other things). ...

30 lbs of cat food (among other things).

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/201/506700996_c357917789.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/aalpern/506700996/)
05-16-07, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By FlippingHades

I suspect Sheldon Brown started the rumours...

I suspect Sheldon Brown started the rumours himself as a way to try to convince Sturmey to revive the hub. Which I'm all for! but not getting my hopes up at this point.
05-05-07, 02:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,125
Posted By FlippingHades

If you'd read all of the Quickbeam product page,...

If you'd read all of the Quickbeam product page, you'd know that the Quickbeam has specially designed dropouts that can handle an 8T difference, so it's not "clearly beyond any dropout capacity". The...
05-04-07, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 463,006
Posted By FlippingHades

I wouldn't say it confirms anything about Shimano...

I wouldn't say it confirms anything about Shimano roller brakes -- the frame has canti posts, and I hate seeing a frame with unused canti posts; it's ugly. I've never tried a roller brake, but I...
05-03-07, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 463,006
Posted By FlippingHades

OH NOES GEARS! :eek: The lights are not 10w...

OH NOES GEARS! :eek:

The lights are not 10w each -- generator powered halogens are 3W bulbs. One light gets up to full brightness at around 5 MPH, and you need to be going over about 12 MPH to...
05-03-07, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 463,006
Posted By FlippingHades

kogswell.com (http://www.kogswell.com), dude :D

kogswell.com (http://www.kogswell.com), dude :D
05-03-07, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 463,006
Posted By FlippingHades

My porteur/townie. Front loading rocks -- you...

My porteur/townie. Front loading rocks -- you just need the right steering geometry. About 40mm of trail with fat tires and you're totally golden.
...
04-24-07, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By FlippingHades

Everything he sells is non-Japanese goods...

Everything he sells is non-Japanese goods imported to Japan and sold to the Japanese market, so naturally it's going to be pricey :)
04-20-07, 02:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,448
Posted By FlippingHades

That's exactly right. It means your side and...

That's exactly right. It means your side and corner seams don't have stitching going all the way from the exterior to the interior of the bag, making it more difficult for moisture to wick into the...
04-18-07, 02:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,448
Posted By FlippingHades

A binder can help a lot, although they're still...

A binder can help a lot, although they're still tricky on sharp corners, and they're not much help at all for inside curves. Check out http://www.atlaslevy.com/binders.htm and scroll down to the...
04-12-07, 05:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,448
Posted By FlippingHades

Yeah, use velcro without the adhesive backing :D

Yeah, use velcro without the adhesive backing :D
04-12-07, 09:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,448
Posted By FlippingHades

It's 3M Scotchlite - you should be able to get it...

It's 3M Scotchlite - you should be able to get it from many places. Ask at your local fabric store, or search for "3M scotchlite sew-on". If you're sewing it, don't get the adhesive-backed version.
04-10-07, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 242,375
Posted By FlippingHades

http://www.rosecityawning.com/vcp.html

http://www.rosecityawning.com/vcp.html
04-10-07, 05:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,448
Posted By FlippingHades

Always before. ...

Always before.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/186/378093092_845df15c0b.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/aalpern/378093092/)
04-09-07, 10:09 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 20,417
Posted By FlippingHades

Touche! ...

Touche!

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/103/253818751_7dbc778cb7.jpg
04-09-07, 04:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,448
Posted By FlippingHades

Needle size or thread size? I'll answer both :) I...

Needle size or thread size? I'll answer both :) I use thread from size 69 up to 138, and needle sizes 18 (for 69 and 92) up to 22 (for 138 thread).
04-09-07, 02:39 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 20,417
Posted By FlippingHades

Good luck with ankle, Dan! Try to operate the...

Good luck with ankle, Dan! Try to operate the foot pedal with telekinesis while it heals :D
04-09-07, 02:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,448
Posted By FlippingHades

There have been a few DIY bag-making threads on...

There have been a few DIY bag-making threads on BF over the last 2 years -- when I made my first DIY bag I started collecting links for bag-making resources (incl. blogs, etc...) here:...
04-09-07, 12:48 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 20,417
Posted By FlippingHades

You're being regarded that way because you're...

You're being regarded that way because you're behaving like a classic internet troll. Rather than engaging in actual conversation and then making up your, you made up your mind beforehand and despite...
04-09-07, 11:16 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 20,417
Posted By FlippingHades

I go over the binding twice too, but I definitely...

I go over the binding twice too, but I definitely don't meet Landgolier's "quality" standards with that :D
04-05-07, 09:32 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 20,417
Posted By FlippingHades

Matt -- I'm curious, do you remember if they had...

Matt -- I'm curious, do you remember if they had the strap threaded through one ladderloc at each end, or two? Going through two and reversing back through them should be very secure. One can also...
04-04-07, 01:21 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 20,417
Posted By FlippingHades

That's awesome. I need to try my hand at one of...

That's awesome. I need to try my hand at one of those soon - my scraps box is getting outta hand.
04-04-07, 01:19 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 20,417
Posted By FlippingHades

!! SO. WRONG. :beer:

!!

SO. WRONG. :beer:
04-04-07, 12:34 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 20,417
Posted By FlippingHades

You know, most of us riding traditional...

You know, most of us riding traditional double-diamond bicycle frames ARE riding something designed in the 19th century.

Did you know the first aerospoke was built in the 1890s? ('though probably...
04-04-07, 11:06 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 20,417
Posted By FlippingHades

It's not the angle that makes a strap not...

It's not the angle that makes a strap not ambidextrous friendly, it's the asymmetry of the strap adjustment -- most angled straps that I've seen have the same angle on both ends of the strap, so the...
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