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Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 271,621
Posted By SpotOn

The ducks were admiring the hardtail on the hard...

The ducks were admiring the hardtail on the hard trail.

http://i.imgur.com/OdJ6KWF.jpg
Forum: Commuting
11-10-14, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,031
Posted By SpotOn

Thank you for the tip. There was a little...

Thank you for the tip. There was a little (visible) hole on the inner part of the tube (against the rim). I ran my fingers on the rimtape, but did not feel any imperfections. I put a layer of...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,031
Posted By SpotOn

I've been inflating my tires to 40 PSI, and...

I've been inflating my tires to 40 PSI, and decided to try and ride with 60 both in the front and back for the first time last week. Everything was fine when I left it. However, now the bike looks...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-14, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,238
Posted By SpotOn

Try and use this article to locate your sound! ...

Try and use this article to locate your sound!

Bicycle Bike Noises, Clicks, Ticks, Creaks, Clunks, Knocks Repair by Jim Langley (http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/keepitquiet.html)
Forum: Commuting
10-31-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,637
Posted By SpotOn

Got a saddle bag, led lights and valve caps. What...

Got a saddle bag, led lights and valve caps. What do you guys think?
Any recommendations to what I can add or change to the ride?

More people should start riding bikes in my area. They do not...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-14, 03:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 21,139
Posted By SpotOn

Do 26 x 1.5 width tires require a different type...

Do 26 x 1.5 width tires require a different type of inner tube, or can I still use the Bell inner tubes I buy from Walmart in these tires?
This Nashbar tire for instance: Nashbar Streetwise City...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-14, 04:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 21,139
Posted By SpotOn

Slicks/road tires on a mountain bike?

I have a 2010 Specialized Hardrock (hardtail) 26" (not disk), and I mainly use it on pavement. Do a lot of people change out their mountain bike tires and put slicks (or other tires meant for road...
10-10-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By SpotOn

Slicks/no-knob tires on mountain bike?

I have a 2010 Specialized Hardrock (hardtail) 26" (not disk), and I mainly use it on pavement. Do a lot of people change out their mountain bike tires and put slicks (or other tires meant for road...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-14, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,519
Posted By SpotOn

Opinions on these bikes? And how do they compare...

Opinions on these bikes? And how do they compare to each other as well?

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06-13-14, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 109,668
Posted By SpotOn

If I was to buy an older used road bike ( ~ +/-...

If I was to buy an older used road bike ( ~ +/- 100 on Craigslist), how much would decent/affordable parts cost me to make it into a decent single speed, and what parts are mostly suggested to change...
06-12-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4,190
Views: 709,454
Posted By SpotOn

Tinypic.com. Fast and easy way of posting images.

Tinypic.com. Fast and easy way of posting images.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-14, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,637
Posted By SpotOn

http://i62.tinypic.com/2vd5u1g.jpg After...

http://i62.tinypic.com/2vd5u1g.jpg

After further studies, it seems like the silver portion of Mr. Reingold's handlebars is composed of a clean, regular silver bar tape.

- SpotOn
Forum: Commuting
06-10-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,519
Posted By SpotOn

Quality of the bike? Do you have any experience...

Quality of the bike? Do you have any experience with it?


Do these ones have the wheel you can flip, in order to choose between fixed gear or freewheel? Is this Wally bike any good at all?

...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-14, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,519
Posted By SpotOn

Good single speed on a budget? Recommendations welcome.

As some of you might know, I've been using this bike for a while now:

http://i57.tinypic.com/23w4jue.jpg
Forum link:...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-13, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,637
Posted By SpotOn

The bike was meant for commuter riding and/or...

The bike was meant for commuter riding and/or just a get-around-bike. It was bought initially for $15 with front/rear lights on it, as well as a choice of a comfort seat and a regular (the one...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-13, 02:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,431
Posted By SpotOn

First of all I bought a 2nd hand bike some days...

First of all I bought a 2nd hand bike some days ago, and made sure everything was properly installed and screws were tightened properly. The front wheel was installed so it went in the wrong...
Replies: 11
Views: 6,551
Posted By SpotOn

How come? What is bad with it? I'd like to know,...

How come? What is bad with it? I'd like to know, so I will be aware of things like this in the future.
Replies: 11
Views: 6,551
Posted By SpotOn

Casual riding every now and then - maybe to keep...

Casual riding every now and then - maybe to keep on a college campus as well.
Replies: 11
Views: 6,551
Posted By SpotOn

Montgomery Ward Road Bike - OPINIONS? [PICTURES]

How much is this bike (type of bike) usually worth? And is it a good bike? The owner says that everything works and it is good.
Please come with opinions. Thank you all, and happy holidays.
...
12-27-12, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,205
Posted By SpotOn

Montgomery Ward Road Bike - OPINIONS? [PICTURES]

How much is this bike (type of bike) usually worth? And is it a good bike? The owner says that everything works and it is good.
Please come with opinions. Thank you all, and happy holidays.
...
12-25-12, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By SpotOn

Replace bolt on crank for the pedals?

See the attached picture:

http://i47.tinypic.com/ff4zn4.png

Is this an easy fix? The bike I am about to buy is missing that bolt (?) on the crank for the pedal (or what is missing here?).
What...
08-14-12, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,565
Posted By SpotOn

I submitted a thread about this not too long ago:...

I submitted a thread about this not too long ago: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/833987-The-Best-Way-of-Locking-Your-Bike-%E2%98%85

Post your locking methods in that thread. Pictures are...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By SpotOn

What are your opinions on this one? $40 19"...

What are your opinions on this one? $40
19" frame with 26" wheels.

http://images.craigslist.org/5Z15Ec5H13E73N93l6c7127aa1f752e491c51.jpg
...
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By SpotOn

What is a bike co-op, and how do I locate one? ...

What is a bike co-op, and how do I locate one?
The bike (whenever I decide on one) will mainly be used for light town usage now and then, and locked up mostly on campus when not in use.
08-06-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By SpotOn

Could you provide pictures of your locking method...

Could you provide pictures of your locking method in the thread I have in my signature? Thanks.
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By SpotOn

Schwinn bike - Is this a good bike? Age? Opinions.

What kind of Schwinn is this (model), and type of bike? And how old is it (approx.)?
And is it a good quality bike? Apparently it is a 20" frame with 26" wheels. I am 5'10".
"The gears are a...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-12, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By SpotOn

Opinions on this 20-year old, 20"-frame Schwinn...

Opinions on this 20-year old, 20"-frame Schwinn bicycle? - $25

http://i48.tinypic.com/qqcxn7.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/1247g3q.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/kah2sz.jpg
08-05-12, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By SpotOn

Hal Ruzal...

Hal Ruzal (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryY-qMFLcfo)'s method with a bike chain inside some rubber/plastic tubing seem to be working very good. BikeRegistry.com also has a saddle leash...
08-02-12, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By SpotOn

Pawn shops actually have their bikes wayy...

Pawn shops actually have their bikes wayy overpriced. I went out on a little "field-trip" to several pawn shops in the area, and I was shocked to see beaten Walmart bikes priced above their original...
07-31-12, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By SpotOn

How so? Just curious :) I think there is great...

How so? Just curious :) I think there is great potential for this kind of invention, especially the affordable price for it ($10 + labor (or mass production, lol)).
07-31-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By SpotOn

Any thoughts on this?

Any thoughts on this?
07-30-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By SpotOn

Cardboard Bicycle! [VIDEO]

Looks pretty sweet. $10 bicycle made of cardboard.

http://i49.tinypic.com/34e7ous.png

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/a-10-cardboard-bicycle-that-actually-rides-174842
...
07-21-12, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By SpotOn

What about post # 19? The 19" frame on the...

What about post # 19? The 19" frame on the Roadmaster for a total of $40. Take or leave?
07-21-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,475
Posted By SpotOn

LancingWes: Isn't #1 the same one as #3? (Except...

LancingWes: Isn't #1 the same one as #3? (Except for the immovable object not present in #3, but imagined at the time of the picture...).

adamrice: Is this true and recommended?
07-21-12, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By SpotOn

What do you think about this bike? $35 + $5 for...

What do you think about this bike? $35 + $5 for transport (20 miles).

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/bik/3112631847.html
http://images.craigslist.org/5Z15Ec5H13E73N93l6c7127aa1f752e491c51.jpg
07-21-12, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,475
Posted By SpotOn

The Best Way of Locking Your Bike ★

What is the absolute best way of locking up your bike?

I recently bought myself a U-lock (Kryptonite Kryptolock Series 2) with a 4' cable, and went out testing different locking methods. What do...
07-09-12, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By SpotOn

The locking skewers ($3.99) listed in the first...

The locking skewers ($3.99) listed in the first post (see picture below), are they hard to make? They are unfortunately out of stock in their webshop. Any other affordable locking skewers that are...
06-20-12, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By SpotOn

Here's her reply I got via e-mail when she...

Here's her reply I got via e-mail when she measured the frame sizes:

18" - men (Huffy Illumina)
14" - women (Schwinn Side Winder 24)
06-18-12, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By SpotOn

I told her to measure the length as shown in the...

I told her to measure the length as shown in the two pictures here:

http://transportation.stanford.edu/images/bikereg.jpg

http://www.evanscycles.com/managed_assets/images/image/50/50.jpg
...
06-18-12, 02:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By SpotOn

Kids bike, meaning it won't handle the weight or...

Kids bike, meaning it won't handle the weight or too small frame? She said (over e-mail) that she is 5'7", but bought the bike from someone who was taller than her. I am 5'10", ~190 lbs and my friend...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By SpotOn

Opinions on these bikes? Will the pink...

Opinions on these bikes?
Will the pink ladies-one (or the silver one...) manage/able to have a 200 lbs on it for instance or/and more weight? How much will these bikes be able to handle? Are...
06-17-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By SpotOn

Opinions on these bikes? Will the pink...

Opinions on these bikes?
Will the pink ladies-one (or the silver one...) manage/able to have a 200 lbs on it for instance or/and more weight? How much will these bikes be able to handle? Are...
06-15-12, 08:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,452
Posted By SpotOn

Could you explain that further? I sent an...

Could you explain that further?

I sent an e-mail to the Sanitation Division in my city, and here's the reply I got:



What now?
Forum: Commuting
06-14-12, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By SpotOn

On the U-Lock perspective; which one do you guys...

On the U-Lock perspective; which one do you guys recommend between the two listed in the first post, or this one:...
06-14-12, 03:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,452
Posted By SpotOn

Wow, you guys have been able to find very nice...

Wow, you guys have been able to find very nice bikes at the land fillings / dumps.

Do you just go over to any dump / land filling and "shop around" freely, or do you have to ask the people running...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By SpotOn

U-Lock and 'Beater Bike' Question

First of all, I do have a Specialized Hardrock 2010 (w/o disk) bike.

I am looking to get a U-Lock for this bike, as well as two other beater bikes I am planning to get (for my friend and myself)....
06-14-12, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By SpotOn

U-Lock and Beater Bike Question ** PICTURES **

Update: See post #4 (link (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/825266-U-Lock-and-Beater-Bike-Question?p=14369562&viewfull=1#post14369562)) for 2 bikes in question.

First of all, I do have a...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-12, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By SpotOn

Bicycle security: U-lock and other safety accessories [Q].

I bought myself a Specialized Hardrock 2010 (new bike, "last year model") for $300 some months ago, and I am now looking into buying a good lock etc. for my bike.

I am thinking about purchasing...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-11, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By SpotOn

The first thing I did when I got my Specialized...

The first thing I did when I got my Specialized bike was to register it in the OUPD database, and put a sticker on it.

As far as locks are considered; what u-locks do the people on this forum...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-11, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By SpotOn

Bicycle for riding on University Campus (Norman, OK)

EDIT:
NEED OPINION ON SCHWINN BIKE, post #8!
---------||------- ROADMASTER, post #12!

Hi, this is my first post on this forum.

I recently bought a $300 Specialized bike, but I do not feel...
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