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09-21-13, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By silver_ghost

FB: never run into that bearing loader idea....

FB: never run into that bearing loader idea. Simple, elegant and cheap, my favourite! Made one today out of some busted rack tubing. Thanks for the tip!

CNY and Retro: You'll be happy to hear your...
09-20-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By silver_ghost

Anyone ever seen a tool like this?

Taking advantage of the relatively slow days fall brings to a bike shop, I built a couple tools this week that hold and orient loose ball bearings so they can be placed into the races of a shimano...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-13, 09:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,847
Posted By silver_ghost

I use the Banjo Bros bag Nom1ad mentioned and I...

I use the Banjo Bros bag Nom1ad mentioned and I love it. The side pocket fits a mini-ulock perfectly (now I use an Abus chain but it's still fine, easy access to the lock without taking your bag...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,439
Posted By silver_ghost

I'm pretty grouchy myself, but I have come around...

I'm pretty grouchy myself, but I have come around to disk brakes (they're on 66.6% of my bikes now). They are pretty sensitive to set up though, so take the time to do it right (I'm sure the park...
05-12-12, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,485
Posted By silver_ghost

:lol:

:lol:
05-11-12, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,485
Posted By silver_ghost

Ha, I knew it. Next haiku, try to include a...

Ha, I knew it. Next haiku, try to include a recommendation for Magura hydraulic rim brakes.
05-11-12, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By silver_ghost

Try to borrow a big brass (or maybe aluminum)...

Try to borrow a big brass (or maybe aluminum) hammer. It should be big enough to get some heft behind it, but soft so it wont damage the spindle. If you can get the crank out, polish the corrosion...
05-09-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,485
Posted By silver_ghost

Before I realized it was a haiku, I thought you...

Before I realized it was a haiku, I thought you were doing a fietsbob impression. :innocent:
05-06-12, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By silver_ghost

BMX companies would be a good bet. Make sure you...

BMX companies would be a good bet. Make sure you get the right axle size, 14mm axles are common among BMX wheels and won't likely fit a folder frame. Also keep over locknut spacing in mind. BMX...
05-03-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,992
Posted By silver_ghost

I have a Surly Karate Monkey; mass produced, not...

I have a Surly Karate Monkey; mass produced, not high end, but certainly meant to be ridden "hard". It has no chainstay bridge (which makes it a bit of a pain to fender). No ploy here, just another...
05-02-12, 10:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,058
Posted By silver_ghost

I can't see how this could be a profitable scam...

I can't see how this could be a profitable scam from the bike shop's perspective. Firstly, if they aren't totally insane regarding liability they will have one of their wrenches check over your work...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-12, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,223
Posted By silver_ghost

Ultremos are classified as a performance/racing...

Ultremos are classified as a performance/racing tire. The low weight and rolling resistance come at the expense of flat protection. Consider something from the Durano line, which are "training"...
04-10-12, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 488,043
Posted By silver_ghost

What brake levers are those?

What brake levers are those?
03-15-12, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,521
Posted By silver_ghost

Out of curiosity, what's so unusual about the hub?

Out of curiosity, what's so unusual about the hub?
Forum: Commuting
03-07-12, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,047
Posted By silver_ghost

I have a banjo brothers bag that I like a lot....

I have a banjo brothers bag that I like a lot. Not USA made but durable. It's one big top loading pocket with a flap that clips over which can be used to strap on larger cargo.
03-06-12, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By silver_ghost

I see what you're after. I have a Karate Monkey...

I see what you're after. I have a Karate Monkey and love it for its versatility. I've had it set up as a cross bike, a fixed gear MTB, a geared winter commuter and many iterations in between. Based...
03-06-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By silver_ghost

What do you mean by "comparable"? It is a burly...

What do you mean by "comparable"? It is a burly frame fits 700c wheels with wide tires. It is also a mountain bike so it does not have FGFS optimized geometry. No bar spins, compadre. Probably a...
03-01-12, 01:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,445
Posted By silver_ghost

Sure, but a whole chain of half links doesn't...

Sure, but a whole chain of half links doesn't give you more adjustment than a single half link.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,845
Posted By silver_ghost

Very cool looking bike. What are the handlebars?

Very cool looking bike. What are the handlebars?
Forum: Commuting
12-07-11, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By silver_ghost

It is very likely your derailleur hanger is bent....

It is very likely your derailleur hanger is bent. That's a common cause of chains 'overshifting' into the spokes and can occur if you've crashed or laid the bike down on the drive side. Make sure you...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By silver_ghost

Funny thing is, most of the flats my shop has...

Funny thing is, most of the flats my shop has fixed in the last two weeks were caused by little pieces of shed streetsweeper bristles.

Glad you're back Kojak, if only every company in the...
05-02-11, 06:27 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 29,069
Posted By silver_ghost

Thanks for keeping us updated Don, and please...

Thanks for keeping us updated Don, and please continue to do so.
04-13-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,193
Posted By silver_ghost

Is this the new model XT with the oversized...

Is this the new model XT with the oversized aluminum axle?
04-11-11, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By silver_ghost

I got a neat set of track ends with a derailleur...

I got a neat set of track ends with a derailleur hanger and bottle opener from http://www.paragonmachineworks.com/
Forum: Commuting
04-11-11, 05:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,883
Posted By silver_ghost

Dude, your attitude is tiring and unhelpful. Just...

Dude, your attitude is tiring and unhelpful. Just as a few anecdotal accounts of failure doesn't mean the product is garbage, a few folks who've had success doesn't prove it's bulletproof. There's no...
04-11-11, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,220
Posted By silver_ghost

Wow. Awesome idea Sixty, thanks for sharing. ...

Wow. Awesome idea Sixty, thanks for sharing.

When I ran a 1x8 setup, I couldn't keep the chain from hopping off the chainring once in a while without putting a dummy front derailluer on. Have you...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-11, 06:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,154
Posted By silver_ghost

+1 I have a UN-54 that has outlived two...

+1

I have a UN-54 that has outlived two frames!
Forum: Commuting
03-26-11, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By silver_ghost

Under the circumstances, I thought it would be...

Under the circumstances, I thought it would be less harmful to his pride it I just rode on by.
03-26-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 29,069
Posted By silver_ghost

You've solved it! By pointing out the flaw in the...

You've solved it! By pointing out the flaw in the OP's story, you've convinced me he's just a troll with a fake story.

Seriously dude, give it up. The rest of us are trying to discuss the OP's...
03-25-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 29,069
Posted By silver_ghost

No, he didn't say that.

No, he didn't say that.
Forum: Commuting
03-25-11, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By silver_ghost

The Dangers of Cat 6 Racing

I try not to take pleasure from other the misfortune of others, but I almost couldn't help myself earlier this week.

Riding on campus the other morning, I heard a freaky rattling sound coming...
03-23-11, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,518
Posted By silver_ghost

Wrap electrical tape around groups of four spokes...

Wrap electrical tape around groups of four spokes on your existing wheel?
03-22-11, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,197
Posted By silver_ghost

Try to find out a bit about the builder's history...

Try to find out a bit about the builder's history and experience. "Custom" does not necessarily equal good. Design and construction quality are more important than the material used. I could build a...
03-18-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,284
Posted By silver_ghost

Probably because they aren't pop stars/models,...

Probably because they aren't pop stars/models, they're real akward pre-teens. Check it out: http://www.bohemian.com/citysound/?p=7181. The song/video is the result of pushy parents and creepy...
03-16-11, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,898
Posted By silver_ghost

It was. Before they realized there was no...

It was. Before they realized there was no appreciable benefit.
03-12-11, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,349
Posted By silver_ghost

Sorry bud, but you're the one who's out of line....

Sorry bud, but you're the one who's out of line. HillRider is a knowledgable and respected member of this community and like he said, there was no way to know you wrench for a living from your...
03-11-11, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,920
Posted By silver_ghost

Sorry if I sounded snarky, I've encountered alot...

Sorry if I sounded snarky, I've encountered alot of folks who make sweeping generalizations about the quality of products based on their country of origin that aren't really fair.
03-11-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By silver_ghost

This line sounded to me like the stem was...

This line sounded to me like the stem was tightened with the clamping area of the bar off centre. From the sounds of that review, the stem clamp was bored out crooked. Sorry 'bout the...
03-11-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,920
Posted By silver_ghost

You know the vast majority of frames come from...

You know the vast majority of frames come from Taiwan right? Factories in that country produce frames for almost all the major brands, including thier high end offerings. I can't speak to the quality...
03-10-11, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By silver_ghost

They didn't recommend he loosen the headset...

They didn't recommend he loosen the headset locknut, they suggested he adjust the cone and locknut properly. You might be right about it needing a thin spacer, if I were your friend I'd go to an LBS...
03-08-11, 04:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,470
Posted By silver_ghost

How did you talk your way out of the ticket? ...

How did you talk your way out of the ticket?

I think a lot of outdated laws get left on the books just because no one bothers to get rid of them. There's a bylaw in my town stating we aren't...
03-08-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,143
Posted By silver_ghost

Yeah, and 26.0 bars. Burn!

Yeah, and 26.0 bars.

Burn!
03-05-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,646
Posted By silver_ghost

Does not compute. Get some Campy or high flange...

Does not compute. Get some Campy or high flange DuraAce.. or Phil Wood would be nice too.
03-04-11, 10:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,040
Posted By silver_ghost

Are you sure this happens? I've had my wheel slip...

Are you sure this happens? I've had my wheel slip on a conversion with forward facing dropouts and the tire rubbed the chainstay and locked up long before the axle came out the front of the dropout.
03-03-11, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By silver_ghost

Same thing happened to me overhauling a BB on a...

Same thing happened to me overhauling a BB on a customer's bike of similar vintage. That's why my original answer said "most times".
03-02-11, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By silver_ghost

Yup. Most times anyway.

Yup. Most times anyway.
03-02-11, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By silver_ghost

Or new car smell.

Or new car smell.
02-26-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By silver_ghost

You guys are amazing.

You guys are amazing.
02-22-11, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,252
Posted By silver_ghost

You mean a machine-built wheel that has been...

You mean a machine-built wheel that has been stress relieved and trued by a human, right? I buy a lottery ticket everytime I see a wheel on a brand new bike that doesn't have to be touched up before...
02-17-11, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By silver_ghost

Once in a while we've been shipped bikes meant...

Once in a while we've been shipped bikes meant for the Australian market that have the brakes "moto" or British style. Luckily they've all be cable brakes so far so no big deal. Good luck with the...
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