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Forum: Commuting
09-30-09, 09:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,615
Posted By keraba

A few years ago, I asked a bike shop to put a...

A few years ago, I asked a bike shop to put a Nexus 3 speed onto a new rim (sorry,
I forget what brand, but I also got a matching front wheel.) This was to put into an
old 12 speed. I love it. The...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-07, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By keraba

I agree. I don't mind cars that much either....

I agree. I don't mind cars that much either. However, I *hate* signals (especially having to wait up to 2 minutes for missing a light by 10 seconds) and not having cars would certainly make signals...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-07, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By keraba

Cars banned in London for the day

I'm sure I'm not the only one to post this, but just in case. Hopefully a sign of things to come.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7009034.stm

Wonder if they ignore signals...
09-18-07, 09:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By keraba

ebike saves my stupid a..

A couple months ago, the family went on vacation with the kids' bikes. I forgot one set of pedals (I take them off to pack the bikes more easily) so I had to buy a pair. Did you know that kids pedal...
09-17-07, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By keraba

Can you provide more details about the...

Can you provide more details about the gearing/jackshaft business ? I have a hub motor which maxes out at 28 at 48V. I would commit murder if I could do 41 on 36V.
09-15-07, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,825
Posted By keraba

Who's the manufacturer ?

Who's the manufacturer ?
09-14-07, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,027
Posted By keraba

Sweet! But brake lever on the left side ???...

Sweet! But brake lever on the left side ??? C'mon... ;)
09-14-07, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,825
Posted By keraba

It might be the roller brake version,...

It might be the roller brake version, SG-3R40-INTER3. That'd be cool, if true.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-07, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By keraba

What exactly is wrong about your current bike ?

What exactly is wrong about your current bike ?
Forum: Commuting
09-11-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,914
Posted By keraba

What's with the two sets of brake levers ? Do you...

What's with the two sets of brake levers ? Do you owners like the set-up ?
Forum: Commuting
09-09-07, 09:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,158
Posted By keraba

I don't know about "chose". I'm getting the...

I don't know about "chose". I'm getting the sneaky suspicion that Shimano is forbidding the Alfine group from being sold in the USA (so far.)

Will someone *please* prove me wrong and tell me where...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-07, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 521
Posted By keraba

The weekend should be good, but next week its...

The weekend should be good, but next week its expected to go back to the mid-90's. I find that if I ride home around 6 (trying to get home before sundown) that the temperature really isn't that bad...
08-27-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By keraba

Thanks for the reply. The only place I've found...

Thanks for the reply. The only place I've found the bearings is bocabearings.com and they seem to want $48 or $78 (depending on SS or ceramic, I think.) I'll see what the bike shop says.

Thanks...
08-27-07, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By keraba

Loose back wheel

I recently noticed that my back wheel is loose, and getting more loose quickly. I tried taking it off and tightening the cone nuts, but it doesn't appear to have those. Are there press fit cones ? Is...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-07, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By keraba

Stock Rolf Vector Comp with one inch all around....

Stock Rolf Vector Comp with one inch all around. Feels a little on the dainty side for some of the crap I rode through. Fortunately, I'm on the smallish side but I still try to float over the bulk of...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-07, 04:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,255
Posted By keraba

I suspect this is your main (if only) problem....

I suspect this is your main (if only) problem. Scoot back so that you're sitting on those sit bones. There's no need to spend a dime if this solves your problem.

BTW, sometimes tilting the saddle...
08-11-07, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 107,482
Posted By keraba

I beat my friends up the Rock Garden (in LA) with...

I beat my friends up the Rock Garden (in LA) with my Nexus 3 (42/16). I would agree it's not the most pleasant experience, but then again, you will *always* want just one more gear going up a steep...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-07, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,070
Posted By keraba

If you never use the other front gears, why not...

If you never use the other front gears, why not just get a Nexus 7 or 8 ? I'm guessing you're not even using all 9 in back due to chain rub ?

A Rohloff for this mission would be more expensive,...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-07, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 579
Posted By keraba

Hi guys, Guess I missed the beginning of the...

Hi guys,

Guess I missed the beginning of the VLCC threads. I have a 41m RT commute. Don't know if that qualifies for the VLCC.

I've been taking it easy the last month after some *really* bad...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-07, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,089
Posted By keraba

I fade in the afternoon too. For me, there's...

I fade in the afternoon too. For me, there's little question that it's slightly uphill going home but mostly just that there's a headwind then.

Certainly, make sure you eat something maybe an hour...
08-02-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By keraba

I don't think that book has checked taxi places...

I don't think that book has checked taxi places recently. I've had to take them several times in the past few months and they're prices are exorbitant. I'm not talking about downtown LA or NY either,...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-07, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By keraba

Making your own soap is pretty easy: water,...

Making your own soap is pretty easy: water, grease and lye.
Forum: Commuting
07-29-07, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By keraba

I converted a n old 12 speed to a 3 speed. I just...

I converted a n old 12 speed to a 3 speed. I just ran the cable through the same place that the old rear derailleur cable went. Works fine.

I think there's some concern that hub gears can't pull...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-07, 07:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,121
Posted By keraba

I don't bicycle to work because it conserves oil...

I don't bicycle to work because it conserves oil and lowers the price for everyone. I bicycle to work because it lowers the price for *me*.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-29-07, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By keraba

This post is a week old so I don't know if you're...

This post is a week old so I don't know if you're still there but...

Lots of people have made homebuilt recumbents by brazing. Just do a google search and you'll find tons of examples.

I...
07-26-07, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By keraba

The Shimano 3 speed is even wider at 11:15, 1:1,...

The Shimano 3 speed is even wider at 11:15, 1:1, 15:11 or 186% vs 178%, but it may only come with a coaster brake (hard to tell from Shimano's site.)
07-20-07, 09:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,540
Posted By keraba

Here they are. ...

Here they are.

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa250/keraba/bike1.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa250/keraba/bike2.jpg
07-19-07, 10:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,540
Posted By keraba

Sorry, bikeforums is limitting me to 100k...

Sorry, bikeforums is limitting me to 100k (crappy) pics and flickr pretends I don't have cookies enabled (yet Yahoo works). I'll work on it.
07-19-07, 09:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,540
Posted By keraba

Another to consider is the Shimano 3 speed. It...

Another to consider is the Shimano 3 speed. It has a wider range than the SA - 186% vs 178. A little more noticeable difference between the gears. I think it only comes with a coaster brake, but that...
07-18-07, 09:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,540
Posted By keraba

I have a bike that I switch between fixed gear...

I have a bike that I switch between fixed gear and 3-speed (Shimano Nexus). I love it. Let's me ride easier with the 3x9 crowd.

I know the traditional saying in this forum is, "You only need one."...
07-17-07, 09:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,186
Posted By keraba

http://www.surlybikes.com/spew3.html "4....

http://www.surlybikes.com/spew3.html

"4. 1/2x1/8" chains vs. 1/2x3/32" chains. 1/2x1/8" chains suck. Run whatever you want, but bigger isn’t better here. Yeah, they’re wider, but according to...
07-17-07, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By keraba

That's a little hard to believe. 60 miles over...

That's a little hard to believe. 60 miles over 15mph is 4 hours. 240 watts over 24 volts is 10 amps. 4 hours * 10 amps = 40 amp hours is about 12 lead acid batteries. I don't think so.

I have a 20...
07-13-07, 09:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,385
Posted By keraba

Amen to the mp3 player/radio. Makes riding in an...

Amen to the mp3 player/radio. Makes riding in an absolute pleasure.

I use one of those membrane-type earbuds. I only put in the right-side one. I can hear the radio and still hear traffic on my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-07, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By keraba

Trailers ?

I need a folding child trailer (to go with my folding bike) and I was wondering which one people liked. I've seen the Kool Stops on the web. They look ok, but I was wondering if anyone made a single...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-07, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By keraba

Once someone said it was 110mm, I knew that a...

Once someone said it was 110mm, I knew that a hubgear wouldn't fit without modification. I only wanted to do it if were a drop-in.

Instead, I dropped by a LBS and they were discounting one of last...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-07, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By keraba

Hubgear on Dahon ?

I was curious if anyone knew the spacing of the back fork of a Dahon Boardwalk D1. I was thinking of throwing a 3 or 7 speed hubgear on it, making a nice commuter out of an inexpensive folder.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-18-07, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By keraba

Track drop-out with limit screws ?

I have a bike with horizontal drop-outs pointing forward with limit screws in the back. I'm not entirely sure what the good the screws do back there but whatever. They don't get in the way.

What I...
02-17-07, 07:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,250
Posted By keraba

I think there should be a tax break for cyclists....

I think there should be a tax break for cyclists. In addition to giving the lower class who depend on them a break, it would encourage more people to ride. One can discuss all the reasons why we...
02-12-07, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By keraba

Ya, I looked through speedgoat's rim profiles and...

Ya, I looked through speedgoat's rim profiles and none of those Sun's look like mine.
02-12-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By keraba

Opinion on rim strength ?

I bought used a wheel with a hub motor in it. The spokes were loose but I couldn't tighten them because the nipples had reached the end of the threads. (Surprisingly, this is an almost-new wheel.)
...
02-06-07, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By keraba

The clicking was getting quieter, then it got...

The clicking was getting quieter, then it got noisier. Also, I read that they need almost weekly oil. I find that a little hard to believe but I think it can't hurt after 300 miles.



Ya, I...
02-06-07, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By keraba

Nexus maintenance

I have a Nexus 3 speed with coaster brake with 300 miles
on it, and it's sounding like it needs a little oil. I
know about the oil hole hiding on what appears to be the
coaster brake bell, but I'm...
01-24-07, 11:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 979
Posted By keraba

On a related subject, assuming that these...

On a related subject, assuming that these brifters have a little wheel inside them with "stops" corresponding to the places where you want the derailleur to stop, would it be possible to make (or...
01-10-07, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By keraba

Is it a Shimano Nexus ? Mine clicks like it's...

Is it a Shimano Nexus ? Mine clicks like it's freewheeling when pedalling. I was told by some on the mechanics forum that it's normal. The Shimano website gives a weak reason why (something about...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-07, 08:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,308
Posted By keraba

Seriously. I thought this was a "how to avoid...

Seriously. I thought this was a "how to avoid numbness" thread.

"The name is Pound. Dick Pound, private eye"
01-07-07, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By keraba

Sheldon's method isn't intended to be used with...

Sheldon's method isn't intended to be used with an HCW-4. You use a standard 3/4" or adjustable and crank away. I too can now report that the method works. It took my wife helping by leaning on the...
01-06-07, 06:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,336
Posted By keraba

If you're trying to be tacky, why spend any more...

If you're trying to be tacky, why spend any more than you need to ?
...
01-04-07, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By keraba

Those tools sound handy but I'm not sure that...

Those tools sound handy but I'm not sure that they're appropriate in this case. We suspect that this cup uses standard right-hand threading, so unscrewing the BB will just unscrew the bolt. Please...
01-04-07, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By keraba

Thanks for the additional info. They do indeed...

Thanks for the additional info. They do indeed say, "36 x 24F Made in Italy Campagnolo" so, unless Campy made left-hand threads at one point, they are right-handed.

Part of my trouble is that I...
01-03-07, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By keraba

Thanks for reminding me. Yes, the calipers say...

Thanks for reminding me. Yes, the calipers say 70mm and the spindle says 70-SS, so I guess it's time for fire and ice.
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