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06-26-06, 04:54 PM
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Posted By nylund154

Wow. Thanks for all the tips. So, if I stopped...

Wow. Thanks for all the tips. So, if I stopped wearing black 10 years ago, does that mean I stay clear of the west side in my apartment hunt? I do indeed know the bada$$ blood gangsign where it...
06-26-06, 11:25 AM
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Posted By nylund154

Thanks for the viewit tip! I don't know the city...

Thanks for the viewit tip! I don't know the city that well. Been half-a-dozen times, but yeah, any tips for neighborhoods would be great! As for "the glut of university students" - count me as one...
06-26-06, 01:11 AM
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Posted By nylund154

I'm coming to Toronto and would appreciate some...

I'm coming to Toronto and would appreciate some help/advice...

I'd been riding fixed in NYC for years and just about a month ago I had to sell my bike for cash as I relocated to SF, but in about...
05-12-06, 01:11 PM
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Posted By nylund154

Hey, I'm actually moving to Toronto at the end of...

Hey, I'm actually moving to Toronto at the end of the summer. Unfortunately, it looks like my bike won't be making the trip with me (actually I might need to sell it for some cash to get me through...
11-21-05, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By nylund154

Those look like a stronglight crankset I once had...

Those look like a stronglight crankset I once had with a really annoying BCD. The cranks I had were 122 I think. I still have some extra chainrings (larger ones like 48-52) sitting around in case...
11-18-05, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By nylund154

I picked up an old frame that had a pair of old...

I picked up an old frame that had a pair of old stronglight cranks. They take a special stronglight crankpuller and have french threaded pedals which are a pain in the ass to find. I can deal with...
11-18-05, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By nylund154

For the record...its an old spindle and bearing...

For the record...its an old spindle and bearing BB, not a cartridge...no idea how old it is. It was on an old frame from the 70's I got nice and cheap, but the cranks were old stronglights with the...
11-18-05, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By nylund154

Will my bottom bracket kill me?

On my way to work this morning, things started not feeling right and there were a couple weird noises. Long story short, I pull over, and my spindle is somewhat wobbly. I don't know if the bottom...
08-04-05, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 864
Posted By nylund154

my thighs and knees hurt for like a week or two. ...

my thighs and knees hurt for like a week or two. I am much more aware of bike fit now, and when I rode my old 10 spd recently, I was shocked at how badly positioned I had seat/bars/etc.

In the...
08-04-05, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By nylund154

Agreed. SIMPLE PHYSICS tells you that with the...

Agreed. SIMPLE PHYSICS tells you that with the same gear ratio and tire size, the amount of revolutions to go a set distance CANNOT CHANGE. Nothing else matters. an 18-38 ratio with 26 inch tires...
07-21-05, 12:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,457
Posted By nylund154

I do remember a CM with a net that summer...I...

I do remember a CM with a net that summer...I forget if it was the RNC one or the one after. But they've probably used it more than a few times.
07-15-05, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By nylund154

Trogdor!!!!!!!!

Trogdor!!!!!!!!
07-13-05, 11:09 AM
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Posted By nylund154

I have to agree, you can't demand more respect...

I have to agree, you can't demand more respect for cyclists when you fragrantly ride dangerously, knock over pedestrians, tap and hold onto cars, run red lights through busy intersections causing...
07-13-05, 11:00 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 15,500
Posted By nylund154

What about if we already live in canada? Would...

What about if we already live in canada? Would you force us to move to the US? Cuz then i will totally abide.

Also, it seems that maybe if someone sprung for some trophies then this wouldn't be...
07-13-05, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,570
Posted By nylund154

Agreed. You can get the same ratio numerous...

Agreed. You can get the same ratio numerous different ways, so why not figure out which one will free you from worrying about whether or not its time to rotate your tire. Why rotate your tire when...
07-11-05, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By nylund154

So did you get it? for that price, I'd get it...

So did you get it? for that price, I'd get it just for the components.

Anyone else have a wheelet, crank, brake, bars, in decent shape for $200 they'd be willing to sell me? I have an extra...
07-11-05, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By nylund154

You probably won't need spacers for the...

You probably won't need spacers for the chainring. On most conversions, the spacing seems better if you have the ring on the inside of the spider (where the small one is usually), so you should be...
07-11-05, 08:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,848
Posted By nylund154

I far from love the guy, but the Bicycle Doctor...

I far from love the guy, but the Bicycle Doctor on Grand & Berry is also another option other than nycBikes. Usually charges me $13-15 to true a wheel for a price comparision w/ your guy. Shop...
07-10-05, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By nylund154

Just do it. I've done it to a Schwinn...

Just do it. I've done it to a Schwinn worldsport, and I helped a friend fix up a Le Tour and they all are decent candidates for conversion.
07-08-05, 12:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,682
Posted By nylund154

Is it just me or does it look like his peepee is...

Is it just me or does it look like his peepee is giving you the finger?
07-08-05, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By nylund154

I did the same thing. Fell over drunk riding on...

I did the same thing. Fell over drunk riding on straight flat ground. No riding when you can't even stand up. Thats what I learned. Its been over a month but it still hurts, but I'm back in the...
07-08-05, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By nylund154

I've always wanted a bike that can go i the...

I've always wanted a bike that can go i the water...some sort of go-go gadget button to inflate my tires, and turn the sideways like innertubes, and paddles that shoot out of the crank arms.

That...
07-08-05, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By nylund154

My friends have an anti-Karo club. I hate him.

My friends have an anti-Karo club. I hate him.
07-08-05, 01:07 AM
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Views: 530
Posted By nylund154

why would you want one?

why would you want one?
07-07-05, 03:21 PM
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Posted By nylund154

I don't know the Trek 1000, but what you'll need...

I don't know the Trek 1000, but what you'll need to do is get a new wheelset with track hubs, cog, & lockring. That's pretty much it. The biggest issue will be the drop outs. without a derailer you...
07-06-05, 10:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,306
Posted By nylund154

Atala Competizione conversion Madison Schwinn...

Atala Competizione conversion
Madison Schwinn Track
07-06-05, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By nylund154

So I take it there is someone else who also...

So I take it there is someone else who also carried a 15mm wrench with them everywhere they go.
07-06-05, 02:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,950
Posted By nylund154

Silver bike = was The Coors Light, but is now...

Silver bike = was The Coors Light, but is now Andre since someone put one of those "OBEY" stickers on it w/ Andre the Giant's picture.
White bike = The Shark (from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas)...
07-05-05, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By nylund154

Is there a noticeable difference between the SRAM...

Is there a noticeable difference between the SRAM PC 48, 58, and 68's? I use the 58 per the advice of a friend that said it ran quieter than the 48...Anyone have any experience with more than one?
07-05-05, 04:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,823
Posted By nylund154

at 50+ cm's, those albotrossi and on-one mungo...

at 50+ cm's, those albotrossi and on-one mungo bars are all quite wide...is there anything closer to 40?
07-05-05, 10:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,011
Posted By nylund154

Agreed. The magic of oatmeal raisin is that its...

Agreed. The magic of oatmeal raisin is that its all mushy and chewing. It melts into a yummy slush in your mouth. Nuts totally ruin that. Its like adding nuts to pudding.
07-05-05, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By nylund154

practice skidding in the rain...its much easier. ...

practice skidding in the rain...its much easier. Also, just throw your body over the handlebars. Don't be scared. Get your crotch over the stem. As long as you fully commit, you will be fine. ...
07-05-05, 09:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,011
Posted By nylund154

http://www.defunker.com/images/nuts.120.product_ar...

http://www.defunker.com/images/nuts.120.product_artwork.jpg
07-05-05, 09:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,823
Posted By nylund154

So where does one get bars like that and what are...

So where does one get bars like that and what are they called?
07-04-05, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By nylund154

Some shops have nice service but bad products. ...

Some shops have nice service but bad products. Some have real jerks that do a good job, others have jerks that don't do good work. What are you looking to do?

I have issues with the bicycle Dr.,...
07-04-05, 12:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,827
Posted By nylund154

II know its different for everyone, but I think...

II know its different for everyone, but I think saying to stick between 68 & 75 gear inches on your first bike is fairly sound advice. Most people find that range to be pretty versatile and if...
07-04-05, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By nylund154

Oh, and yes, if you go to 17, problem solved. ...

Oh, and yes, if you go to 17, problem solved. Having either number prime will give you the maximum amount of skid patches (aka equal to the amount of teeth on the cog).
07-04-05, 12:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By nylund154

Yeah, your math is right, but its that "slightly...

Yeah, your math is right, but its that "slightly different each time" part that gets you. In your case, there are only 3 spots where that decimal amount can take you.

First, the math for...
07-03-05, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,827
Posted By nylund154

Yes, this so-called drivetrain momentum is what I...

Yes, this so-called drivetrain momentum is what I mean. On a free wheel, if you are going up a hill and you stop pedalling, the drivetrain just stops cold, on a fixed, the momentum of the drivetrain...
07-03-05, 10:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,823
Posted By nylund154

Has anyone found a pic for those Major Taylor...

Has anyone found a pic for those Major Taylor Track Bars yet? I'm having no luck.

PS. So with stories like Cindarella Man, Seabiscuit, etc., how long until they make the movie "Major Taylor"?
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07-03-05, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By nylund154

Sounds like you may have a skid patch problem. ...

Sounds like you may have a skid patch problem. What size chainring and cog are you running? If you're running something like 45x15, then you are skidding on the same part of the tire everytime. It...
07-03-05, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,140
Posted By nylund154

Don't mention nycbikes unless you want to turn...

Don't mention nycbikes unless you want to turn this thread into yet another rant about how much everyone hates them.
07-03-05, 08:50 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,286
Posted By nylund154

I too have a french threaded sugino BB and its...

I too have a french threaded sugino BB and its never given me a problem.
07-03-05, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,475
Posted By nylund154

So do you say aluminum or aluminium when...

So do you say aluminum or aluminium when discussing handlebars?
07-03-05, 08:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,827
Posted By nylund154

I disagree w/ 53-11. I tried that when I started...

I disagree w/ 53-11. I tried that when I started and its not the same. At least if you are going fixed. Fixed pedals don't stop to coast and the momentum works with you, so what seems like a tough...
07-03-05, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,827
Posted By nylund154

I'm still not clear of the advantages of...

I'm still not clear of the advantages of calcultating gears with gain ratio vs. gear inches. I use gear inches, and I think 70 gear inches is a good starting point. Many people ride close to that (...
07-03-05, 04:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,823
Posted By nylund154

One last pic then I am done. Do they have a real...

One last pic then I am done. Do they have a real name? or is "path racer" bars the best anyone can come up with?
...
07-03-05, 02:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,823
Posted By nylund154

These are the handlebars I want...where do I get...

These are the handlebars I want...where do I get these?

http://www.63xc.com/gaansari/henrycop.jpg
07-03-05, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By nylund154

I have some of those campy cable clamps in case...

I have some of those campy cable clamps in case anyone wants to give me $20.
07-03-05, 01:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,814
Posted By nylund154

When my friend lost his keys, we had to attack a...

When my friend lost his keys, we had to attack a lock on a busy street in Brooklyn. Hacksaw was a miserable failure, but the funny thing was, was that HUNDREDS of people saw us and no one cared. ...
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