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Forum: Foo
01-09-13, 09:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By 531phile

Dublin Mudslide Dood.

Dublin Mudslide Dood.
Forum: Commuting
01-07-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,456
Posted By 531phile

My main pump is a Serfas FP200. Works great. Had...

My main pump is a Serfas FP200. Works great. Had it for 4 years.
Forum: Commuting
01-07-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,456
Posted By 531phile

I was disappointed in the Marathon Supreme 700 x...

I was disappointed in the Marathon Supreme 700 x 28. They are more like 700 x 25 so they run small folks. and I got two flats on them. They rolled nice and I loved the feel, but I replaced it with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-13, 09:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,551
Posted By 531phile

I think it is fine.

I think it is fine.
Forum: Commuting
01-02-13, 04:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,215
Posted By 531phile

http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/pe1.htm ...

http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/pe1.htm

MKS Grip King Pedals
Forum: Commuting
12-30-12, 02:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,388
Posted By 531phile

Tires

Tires
12-29-12, 10:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,565
Posted By 531phile

Wow you had a great year! I just want to ride...

Wow you had a great year! I just want to ride consistently. About 50 miles a week and build that up to 100 miles. I want to do a century for my first time in 2013.
Forum: Foo
12-28-12, 11:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 464
Posted By 531phile

Show it this animated .gif and then swipe the...

Show it this animated .gif and then swipe the chucks away
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u231/853phile/LHuTB_zps38610258.gif
Forum: Commuting
12-24-12, 09:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,342
Posted By 531phile

That BMC, 10 Wheels, looks nice.

That BMC, 10 Wheels, looks nice.
Forum: Commuting
12-22-12, 06:38 PM
Forum: Commuting
12-21-12, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,680
Posted By 531phile

Awesome bike! Too bad it is so expensive.

Awesome bike! Too bad it is so expensive.
Forum: Commuting
12-20-12, 12:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,859
Posted By 531phile

Do a search for Yao Ming and bike. I think his is...

Do a search for Yao Ming and bike. I think his is the tallest. Custom made by Gunnar.
Forum: Commuting
12-20-12, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By 531phile

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/3490678785.htm...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/3490678785.html Blam.
12-20-12, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By 531phile

Should I get new cantilever brakes???

I have an old Trek 620 touring bike, but the brakes power is less than impressive. Is the new cantilever brakes like the Avid Shorty 4 noticeably better than older cantilevers? I find that I have to...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-12, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By 531phile

Are you going to use panniers, backpack or do you...

Are you going to use panniers, backpack or do you even need a bag??? Answer this question first and then decide. If you need a bike with panniers, that will narrow your choices down to touring bikes...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-12, 11:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,861
Posted By 531phile

A crafty thieve will just look at the level of...

A crafty thieve will just look at the level of the component to decide whether it is worth stealing. Repainting it won't stop these types of seasoned criminals. You could just repaint the whole...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 741
Posted By 531phile

I think it is the universe's way of saying you...

I think it is the universe's way of saying you need to get some specialized armadillos.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-12, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,164
Posted By 531phile

hubba hubba

hubba hubba
Forum: Commuting
12-12-12, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,134
Posted By 531phile

I'm looking at the ultra wide rims and I'm...

I'm looking at the ultra wide rims and I'm wondering how the hell do you true that thing? Does it even fit between the Park tools truing stand calipers? Cool bike BTW.
Forum: Commuting
12-12-12, 07:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,144
Posted By 531phile

This is funny.

This is funny.
Forum: Foo
12-12-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,641
Posted By 531phile

I don't fear dying, but I fear the pain I will...

I don't fear dying, but I fear the pain I will most likely experience right before dying.
12-01-12, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,356
Posted By 531phile

I did not measure the actual chainline.

I did not measure the actual chainline.
11-30-12, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,356
Posted By 531phile

Alivio cranks, bottom bracket and front derailleur adjustment issues

Shimano recommends a 113mm bottom bracket with the FC-M410 Alivio cranks to achieve a 50mm chainline. I installed this combo, but when I tried to adjust the front derailleur, I have to unscrew the...
11-27-12, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,878
Posted By 531phile

I agree. I know someone who is about 6'2 and...

I agree. I know someone who is about 6'2 and 450lbs and he asked me what to look for in a bike and I told him that he needed to find a wheel that has a lot of spokes. 48 spokes for someone who is...
11-27-12, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By 531phile

Slime does work. I seen it in person. I pulled a...

Slime does work. I seen it in person. I pulled a thorn on a tire once and heard/saw the slime work. It sealed the puncture and there was still plenty of air in it. On big volume MTB tires they are...
11-27-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,773
Posted By 531phile

Tiagra triple front derailleur and Deore Rapid Fire (All 9 speed)

Can I match up a Tiagra (9 speed) front derailleur with a Shimano SL-M590 Deore Shifter Lever Set (9-Speed)? The cranks are Sugino XD Triple Crank 170mm 26/36/46. Thanks. :)
11-27-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,519
Posted By 531phile

A lot of forks nowadays are made of carbon fiber...

A lot of forks nowadays are made of carbon fiber and have fluted, oversized, and/or aero shape tubing. How is your mounting system going to mount on all of these different sized forks? The one you...
11-25-12, 10:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,291
Posted By 531phile

Try toe in one side and toe out the other side....

Try toe in one side and toe out the other side. Works when all else fails.
11-23-12, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By 531phile

I disagree with eyeballung it. U need to be...

I disagree with eyeballung it. U need to be accurate.
11-22-12, 11:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,643
Posted By 531phile

Could be an overly tight headset.

Could be an overly tight headset.
11-02-12, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,238
Posted By 531phile

It is best to keep bikes hanging from the wall or...

It is best to keep bikes hanging from the wall or ceiling when storing them to avoid damaging the tires
10-23-12, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By 531phile

Isn't cannibalism illegal?

Isn't cannibalism illegal?
10-23-12, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,647
Posted By 531phile

I see stuff like this all the time in Bay Area's...

I see stuff like this all the time in Bay Area's craigslist bike ads. It's funny the first few times, but I'm sort of numb to it nowadays. A lot of times, these CL ads are posted for years on end....
Forum: Commuting
05-17-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 17,331
Posted By 531phile

where did you order this from?

where did you order this from?
Forum: Commuting
05-16-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,594
Posted By 531phile

Seeing a couple riding a tandem always puts a...

Seeing a couple riding a tandem always puts a smile to my face. Trying to keep up with them quickly wipes that away.
05-16-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,427
Posted By 531phile

I guess I've been doing this wrong. I'll do it...

I guess I've been doing this wrong. I'll do it the Sheldon method and see what's up. It is just going to add an extra step to this process.
05-16-11, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,427
Posted By 531phile

Sheldon knew more than I will ever know so go...

Sheldon knew more than I will ever know so go with what he said.
05-16-11, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,427
Posted By 531phile

Good question. I'm on the no play when spinning...

Good question. I'm on the no play when spinning off the bike camp. If you tighten the hub good enough it shouldn't get any tighter when you compress it with the quick release. So no play for me.
05-15-11, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By 531phile

I read portions of that book I recommended and it...

I read portions of that book I recommended and it hazily remember that it said that there's part of it that is sorta sketchy around Santa Cruz to Monterey there are steep cliffs and very little...
05-14-11, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By 531phile

Bullhorns. something like a Nitto or Syntace...

Bullhorns. something like a Nitto or Syntace Stratos one with some drop. You can relax on the tops, but if you want to go fast you lean forward and pull on the horns and hang on to dear life. I'd...
05-14-11, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By 531phile

Opps. I did. The old Hwy 1.

Opps. I did. The old Hwy 1.
Forum: Commuting
05-14-11, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By 531phile

You can ride with the waterproof cover on it. I'd...

You can ride with the waterproof cover on it. I'd get one if I were you since you like to stash your bike under a waterfall.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-11, 11:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,050
Posted By 531phile

I wrote a book report on Gladiators when I was in...

I wrote a book report on Gladiators when I was in 8th grade...but no I didn't like the movie Gladiator and wasn't too impressed with other Gladiator type movies. But I am very much Carbon curious and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-11, 11:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,050
Posted By 531phile

I got nothing too much to add, but I use to live...

I got nothing too much to add, but I use to live in an apartment where the previous tenant subscribed to a hardcore gay porn video catalog(before the internet was big). I threw them out and didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-11, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,020
Posted By 531phile

You look so Happy in the world's most depressing...

You look so Happy in the world's most depressing place, the hospital. That's a good thing you got a good disposition about this. It must be good to be young.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,738
Posted By 531phile

+1 Look for any small chips in the paint or...

+1

Look for any small chips in the paint or other marks and imperfections, shops will take off about 10% or more if you point them out and ask for a discount. Depends really, but a new bike should...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,594
Posted By 531phile

Me thinks Mother Nature's candy like Banana's is...

Me thinks Mother Nature's candy like Banana's is much better than any chemical treated Gel pack. OP, get your head check, condiments as a Gel Pack???
Forum: Commuting
05-14-11, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By 531phile

Waterproofing??? There is no such thing for...

Waterproofing??? There is no such thing for leather. Making it for tad resistant to water, yes, but not waterproof.
Forum: Commuting
05-14-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By 531phile

I was looking at the Vandal myself, but reports...

I was looking at the Vandal myself, but reports tell me that I am too short for it. It will hit my helmet when I ride. Too bad, it looks like one mean bag. I will have to make it over to the store...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-11, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By 531phile

From the things you listed, I'd get the...

From the things you listed, I'd get the Cannondale. Most likely within your budget and from what I hear a great riding bike. I'd imagine you could find a nice used Principia being you live in Norway?...
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