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Forum: BMX
09-04-09, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 294,660
Posted By noriel

I commute, but hit up street stuff as I meander...

I commute, but hit up street stuff as I meander my way to work. I've been riding bmx bikes exclusively for about a year now. I ride anything from a fixed gear track bike, fixed 29er,...
Forum: BMX
09-03-09, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 294,660
Posted By noriel

Howler and neon orange

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3465/3883656676_959a866aa2.jpghttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2506/3883546370_08a9e36e04.jpg...
07-26-09, 09:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,668
Posted By noriel

I've worn a skate lid since '05 in chilly...

I've worn a skate lid since '05 in chilly Houston, TX. I've done a few metric centuries in the summer. I think it's your conditioning, not the helmet that gave you the heat stroke. Looking phallic...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,744
Posted By noriel

This is why I went with a monocog 29er with 2.35"...

This is why I went with a monocog 29er with 2.35" Schwalbe Big Apples. What's a storm drain?
Forum: Commuting
07-08-09, 05:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,196
Posted By noriel

The ones with steering wheels are the worst.

The ones with steering wheels are the worst.
Forum: Commuting
07-08-09, 05:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,540
Posted By noriel

I am in Houston. I still bike to work on a bmx. ...

I am in Houston. I still bike to work on a bmx. I didn't know you Austenites were such weenies. ;-) I'd rather ride in the cold, too. I love it when northerners make fun of us southerners when we...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,622
Posted By noriel

I can see that conversation happening in Houston....

I can see that conversation happening in Houston. People here are too fat and can't handle life without A/C. So they sit inside during the day, and stuff their faces. Just tell them he'll probably...
Forum: BMX
07-08-09, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By noriel

My buddy's been riding bmx, but just got a...

My buddy's been riding bmx, but just got a thunderbird 26" and had nothing but trouble with it. I got a bmx out of bike envy, and after riding with me, he now wants to sell his thunderbird and get a...
Forum: BMX
07-08-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,074
Posted By noriel

they also look bigger than they appear in...

they also look bigger than they appear in pictures. I usually have a b17 on my other bikes, and I got a slim shadow conspiracy saddle and that thing is small and slim. I have a Primo balance saddle...
04-24-09, 12:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,783
Posted By noriel

I've done 80 milers with my regular setup and...

I've done 80 milers with my regular setup and mess bag. I ride a fuji track with nitto bulhorns (shellaced) and brooks swift on all my charity rides. The only thing that I've added are a bag up front...
03-29-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By noriel

Shoot, I just use my fixed gear Monocog 29er for...

Shoot, I just use my fixed gear Monocog 29er for that purpose. Schwalbe big apple 2.35" tires laugh at potholes. A fixed Surly Pugsly would frighten children. I like your style. That supermotard...
03-15-09, 03:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,004
Posted By noriel

my bikes caused my wife and I to look for a...

my bikes caused my wife and I to look for a bigger dwelling with a garage. In our old condo, I had two bikes in the entrance hallway, one in the side hallway leading to the bedroom and bathroom, and...
03-15-09, 02:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By noriel

I went to a BikeHouston meeting a few years back...

I went to a BikeHouston meeting a few years back and only four people biked to the meeting. Two were members and my friend and I were the other two. Itwas a good meeting, though, with beer (local St....
03-10-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,994
Posted By noriel

enine, I have the same helmet...

I think Giro changed their design because my neighbor's son has the same model but the velcro halo is now gone. My kid hates his helmet for the first few blocks, then the motion-induced narcolepsy...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-08, 12:02 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,350
Posted By noriel

After getting married, I moved closer to work. My...

After getting married, I moved closer to work. My former free parking spots were now 4 miles away in the wrong direction. I've always been a cyclist, so I thought this would be a great way to save...
10-08-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By noriel

I like the Blunts and have some Halo Freedom...

I like the Blunts and have some Halo Freedom Discs on my Monocog 29er. 2.35" Schwalbe big apples make my bike feel like a tall bike.
...
10-02-08, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By noriel

I did the same, and ran 165mm cranks. The only...

I did the same, and ran 165mm cranks. The only problem will be the lower bb height and if you're running brakes, you'll have to get some that have longer arms so your pads can actually hit the rims....
10-02-08, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By noriel

I was thinking the same thing about the saddle....

I was thinking the same thing about the saddle. If you change to a smaller rake fork, will you be in danger of toe overlap? It looks like it'll be close. All in all, not a bad setup, I was running...
10-02-08, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By noriel

Is this an old used hub, or a new one? Try...

Is this an old used hub, or a new one? Try cranking down on the nuts (on both sides) and then loosen them up enough to let the hub spin freely. If you tighten too much, you'll end up cracking the...
Forum: BMX
10-02-08, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By noriel

Since you're going purple, I'd go with the Shadow...

Since you're going purple, I'd go with the Shadow purple linear cable at danscomp. As for Brake levers, I'd rather go for the best lever in black than a poorer performing cable (eidt: I meant brake...
Forum: BMX
10-02-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By noriel

basically, you want an ALL cromo frame when...

basically, you want an ALL cromo frame when looking. Everything else can be upgraded as they wear out/break. You can move all the parts over if/when you decide to upgrade the frame, so long as the BB...
10-02-08, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By noriel

I'd lace up with the same pattern that was used...

I'd lace up with the same pattern that was used previously. Hopefully nobody did any odd lacing pattern and you can get away with 3x lacing. Old 36H track hubs make me think they may have even been...
Forum: BMX
10-02-08, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By noriel

Buy used. There's not many bikes in that price...

Buy used. There's not many bikes in that price range that "I" would want that would be worth upgrading. One bike in that range is the DK General Lee 24" (cruiser) that I recently purchased about a...
09-03-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,489
Posted By noriel

This is from Texas law: Sec. 551.102. General...

This is from Texas law: Sec. 551.102. General Operation.

"(b) A person may not use a bicycle to carry more persons than the bicycle is designed or equipped to carry."

I'd go with the equipped...
08-21-08, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By noriel

I lived there back in 94-99'. It's a little rough...

I lived there back in 94-99'. It's a little rough going being car free around there, especially fixie. People are pretty friendly there, but I only rode my bike to-and from class when I lived at...
08-16-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By noriel

Actually, some think that cyclists over driving...

Actually, some think that cyclists over driving age are either silly or have suspended licenses ;-) . As long as it has wheels and is car free, I'm all for it. If you're within 2.5 miles of your...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-08, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By noriel

Still riding, but thanks for the sentiment. Must...

Still riding, but thanks for the sentiment. Must buy necessities: beer + poptarts.
07-30-08, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By noriel

Too bad you don't want an mtb type bike. If I...

Too bad you don't want an mtb type bike. If I could fit my Xtracycle on my 29er Monocog, I'd be in heaven. A monster-cross bike would be good, too, but I think I'd still choose my 29er monocog for...
07-30-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,100
Posted By noriel

I'm running an 8speed XT drive train with my...

I'm running an 8speed XT drive train with my Xtracycle and I do get some rub when I get on the granny gear with my 2.35 Big Apples on Sun ditchwitch rims.
04-30-08, 04:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,444
Posted By noriel

My Monocog 29er is fixed and wears 2.35" Schwalbe...

My Monocog 29er is fixed and wears 2.35" Schwalbe Big Apples. It fears no pothole.
04-27-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,159
Posted By noriel

Earthwing Supercharger, if you're afraid to lock...

Earthwing Supercharger, if you're afraid to lock up.
04-21-08, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,874
Posted By noriel

Schwalbe Big Apples in 26 and 29er size. Both are...

Schwalbe Big Apples in 26 and 29er size. Both are 2.35", both are highly recommended. I use them on my Xtracycle and my Redline Monocog 29er, respectively.
04-21-08, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,470
Posted By noriel

Because I've felt my xtracycle with a rider over...

Because I've felt my xtracycle with a rider over the rear wheel and one right behind the seat. Guess which one affected my handling the most? I've ridden around with a 200 lb passenger on my...
04-18-08, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,470
Posted By noriel

Hey, that's what helped push me over the edge on...

Hey, that's what helped push me over the edge on the Xtracycle. I just don't like trailers. I mean, for the price of a trailer that can even equal the weight capability of the Xtracycle, you're...
04-18-08, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By noriel

Rear-only loading also makes my bike twitchier. ...

Rear-only loading also makes my bike twitchier. I had a sub 100 lb girl hop on the back of my Free-rad, behind the rear wheel, and my front was so wobbly, I thought we'd crash every few feet we...
04-16-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By noriel

You'll love the X. I put my wideloaders on and I...

You'll love the X. I put my wideloaders on and I don't think I'll be taking them off. I also had to get some Schwalbe Big Apples to smooth out my ride. I loved them so much on my 29er, I had to get...
04-14-08, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,301
Posted By noriel

Nice, maybe I'll see you around... I've only seen...

Nice, maybe I'll see you around... I've only seen one other xtracycle around here, Rice Village. I saw a few Straight 8's at the Westheimer block party this weekend. I know the cruiser guys liked my...
04-10-08, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,301
Posted By noriel

Are the straight 8 tires bigger than a 26 x 2.35"...

Are the straight 8 tires bigger than a 26 x 2.35" Schwalbe Big Apple? I'm not having any problems with clearance on mine. In fact, I saw some fenders at Wallingford Bicycle that can fit 60mm wide...
04-02-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,671
Posted By noriel

The anodizing craze of the 90's was far worse....

The anodizing craze of the 90's was far worse. When you mix in the machined billet craze, it was downright scary. Blue-silve rfade Kooka cranks, anyone? We're still dealing with the Ano Purple, whose...
03-31-08, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By noriel

The Snapdeck is indeed tapered, being wider in...

The Snapdeck is indeed tapered, being wider in the front. I'd like to make some Vracks that are 29er capapble.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,534
Posted By noriel

Easier to ask for forgiveness than permission... ...

Easier to ask for forgiveness than permission...

I wouldn't try it during the day, but you've got small classes... I had no problems locking up when I was in school, just make your bike harder to...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-08, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,037,134
Posted By noriel

http://a215.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/62/l...

http://a215.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/62/l_54d11ea0b4797aa76bf0995c561d6aee.jpg

I've been riding the X for a couple of weeks now, and I've since added a new fork, trekking bars, and disc...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-08, 02:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,532
Posted By noriel

^^^ exactly. wind and morning status.

^^^ exactly. wind and morning status.
03-11-08, 03:35 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,393
Posted By noriel

This happened to me at my Kroger's, too. As I was...

This happened to me at my Kroger's, too. As I was being asked about my bag, a woman with a child walked in with a bag as big as my messenger bag, and another woman walked by with a purse that was...
02-28-08, 05:34 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 24,137
Posted By noriel

RIP Sheldon, you got me into fixed gear cycling...

RIP Sheldon, you got me into fixed gear cycling back in '99. I've passed on your information to a lot of beginning cyclists. Thank you for allowing me to realize the bicycle is a tool and not a toy....
01-10-08, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By noriel

Keep going, Chen, with finer and finer grit and...

Keep going, Chen, with finer and finer grit and imagine a Japanese swordmaker polishing a katana. I saw the Zero-eng guy on bike build-off polish a gas tank pretty much by hand.
01-08-08, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By noriel

battery operated dremel can handle the cable. ...

battery operated dremel can handle the cable. It's what my friend used when he lost his key.
01-03-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,617
Posted By noriel

I used to keep an onguard chain and lock at my...

I used to keep an onguard chain and lock at my work because I didn't want to deal with lugging around the 17 lbs back and forth. There is no overkill in locking up. I usually figure to spend at...
01-03-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,266
Posted By noriel

my Monocog fixed townie:

http://a53.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/9/l_97ba9ec4afa105bab5677a5a9246bbe4.jpg

15" MC 29er frame, Halo Freedom disc rims, Schwalbe 2.35" Big Apples, Surly fixed free rear hub, 17t Surly...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-08, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By noriel

Daniel Boone. Probably the best bike shop in...

Daniel Boone. Probably the best bike shop in Houston. I like Blue Line, too, but haven't had them fit me.
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