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10-10-13, 11:40 PM
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Posted By slopvehicle

FWIW I've run 700x35c Marathons on my Cross Check...

FWIW I've run 700x35c Marathons on my Cross Check with Planet Bike "Hardcore" 45mm wide fenders and they barely cooperated. Had to file down a bit of the front fender's mounting tab to get it to ride...
10-07-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By slopvehicle

To sell it? Uh, no.

To sell it? Uh, no.
10-06-13, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By slopvehicle

Sweet. My boss has a MIG flux wire welder-- think...

Sweet. My boss has a MIG flux wire welder-- think that'll do it (with some surface prep of course)?
10-06-13, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By slopvehicle

Yeah, that is something to think about. It seems...

Yeah, that is something to think about. It seems solid back there, and the rust elsewhere seems plentiful, but superficial.

Speaking in ballpark terms, what would it cost to have this brazed (or...
10-06-13, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By slopvehicle

Sounds like...a good thing?

Sounds like...a good thing?
10-06-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By slopvehicle

Yep, it's 4130 steel. Hence all the terrible...

Yep, it's 4130 steel. Hence all the terrible rust. Seriously this thing looks like it was left outdoors for a few years.
10-06-13, 07:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,602
Posted By slopvehicle

My wife broke a spoke on her bike and the LBS...

My wife broke a spoke on her bike and the LBS quoted her $35, so that sounds about right. I pulled the broken spoke for her, sent her back to the shop with it and she returned with a handful of...
10-06-13, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By slopvehicle

Frame crack by dropout / chainstay. Can it be saved?

I recently picked up a complete, but neglected 4130 Redline Monocog for cheap from a thrift store. It was a terrible impulse buy, but I did it! No going back now...and now its problems are mine!...
Forum: Touring
08-18-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,556
Posted By slopvehicle

I did Portland > San Francisco a few years ago...

I did Portland > San Francisco a few years ago with a friend and the two of us lugged a few 22oz bottles of strong IPA to camp every night. We're both enthusiastic drinkers of this style of beer--...
06-16-13, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By slopvehicle

Cool, thanks for the reply. Functionality's the...

Cool, thanks for the reply. Functionality's the game here-- got an older Reba inherited from my old Karate Monkey, and the KM's headtube was shorter, so I'm trying to avoid having to drop $500+ on a...
06-15-13, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By slopvehicle

Headset cups taper before meeting head tube, leaving a gap.

I'm putting a Crank Bros. Cobalt C directset onto my 29er frame (2011 Soul Cycles Dillinger) to work around a fork with a short steerer tube. All indications are that the directset is compatible with...
06-02-13, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By slopvehicle

Cool, if I get up the nerve to do this, I'll...

Cool, if I get up the nerve to do this, I'll check him out. I've seen a few of his frames commuting around town and have always admired them.
06-02-13, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By slopvehicle

I'm in Portland, Oregon, so I'll take your...

I'm in Portland, Oregon, so I'll take your estimate as a pretty good indicator of local prices.

Figured I'd have better luck simply selling the 1x1 and putting it towards something with a hanger!
06-02-13, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By slopvehicle

Frame repair / mods: ballpark estimate to replace dropout and add braze-ons?

I think I've got too many bikes sitting around, because I'm always dreaming up weird things to do with them. I swear spend more time swapping bars, brakes and drivetrains than actually riding bikes....
05-12-13, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By slopvehicle

Ah, to hell with this crankset! Found a 104mm BCD...

Ah, to hell with this crankset! Found a 104mm BCD Deore set at the co-op for $15, went with that.

Back to the junk box!
05-12-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By slopvehicle

Good point. The tapers are both "diamond",...

Good point. The tapers are both "diamond", thankfully.

There's a matching DX left arm on eBay right now but it would effectively be $27 with shipping, which seems outrageous to put on a beater /...
05-12-13, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By slopvehicle

Thanks, I'd forgotten about that page. Looks like...

Thanks, I'd forgotten about that page. Looks like 122.5 is what I'm after.
05-12-13, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By slopvehicle

Old Deore DX crankset questions.

I've got the drive side half of an old Deore DX crankset (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=dadd7d79-0fd8-4a5b-a578-4f76495ec375) and have a couple questions:

1) What should I look for in...
08-09-11, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,146
Posted By slopvehicle

Awesome, I think I've found a picture of the...

Awesome, I think I've found a picture of the top-hat / washer thing:

http://www.moruyabicycles.com.au/contents/media/shimano%20sm-sp18.jpg
08-09-11, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,146
Posted By slopvehicle

Shimano cable guide "large" diameter hole

Many years ago I converted an early-90s Specialized Hard Rock to singlespeed. I'd like to run it in geared mode again, and though I have a bottom bracket cable guide that seems to fit-- a Shimano...
02-21-11, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By slopvehicle

Sweet! Thanks. Now if Performance would only get...

Sweet! Thanks. Now if Performance would only get that $99 frame in stock again, in my size....
02-21-11, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By slopvehicle

Yeah, it makes sense that the shallow plates are...

Yeah, it makes sense that the shallow plates are out there somewhere. But It's not what I've got...which is a bummer.

Didn't anticipate this challenge when I began assembling the project in my...
02-21-11, 01:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By slopvehicle

Believe me, I know-- this is the first aluminum...

Believe me, I know-- this is the first aluminum frame I've owned in a long time.

Anyhow, I think I answered my own question by searching elsewhere: I'm out of luck.
02-20-11, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By slopvehicle

steel-era downtube shifters on modern aluminum frame?

I picked up a Performance / Nashbar aluminum road frame on the cheap. My plan is to turn it into a commuter / beater, since I have some clunky parts to spare.

I've got a set of Shimano RX 100...
01-23-11, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By slopvehicle

Budget 29er shootout

Hey, someone has to have compared all the cheapo 29er framsets out there. Got a link to a thread, blog, etc?

I'm thinking of the ones made by Performance (Access), PricePoint (Sette), Motobecane,...
Forum: Touring
07-10-10, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,450
Posted By slopvehicle

True, and of course something like a Platypus...

True, and of course something like a Platypus water bag in the panniers would work as well.
Forum: Touring
07-10-10, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,450
Posted By slopvehicle

I've considered a seat-mount holder, but I'm not...

I've considered a seat-mount holder, but I'm not sure it'll work well with gear piled atop my rear rack.
Forum: Touring
07-10-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,450
Posted By slopvehicle

adding extra water bottle holders

I'm preparing to ride from Portland, OR to San Francisco on a Surly Cross Check, which only comes with two water bottle mounts. I tried a Minoura BH-95x handlebar mount...
07-17-09, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By slopvehicle

contrary to popular belief, fixies are actually...

contrary to popular belief, fixies are actually less fun.
07-09-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By slopvehicle

I own two Surlys (cross check and a karate...

I own two Surlys (cross check and a karate monkey) and paid about $200 for each. Neither have big, ugly dents.
11-03-08, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,488,956
Posted By slopvehicle

Has this been posted before in a larger size?

Has this been posted before in a larger size?
10-23-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,662
Posted By slopvehicle

yes. but they're for T I R E S, not the other...

yes. but they're for T I R E S, not the other kind of which I know nothing.
10-23-08, 12:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,662
Posted By slopvehicle

ps "tyre" is spelled T I R E

ps "tyre" is spelled T I R E
10-23-08, 12:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,662
Posted By slopvehicle

What? Yourself. My CNC machine is an amazing...

What? Yourself.

My CNC machine is an amazing miracle-maker fueled by the dreams of children. CHILDREN!

also: whiskey.
10-22-08, 02:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,662
Posted By slopvehicle

You could always run a set of 27" to 700c...

You could always run a set of 27" to 700c adapters
10-17-08, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,488,956
Posted By slopvehicle

What you need is a milk crate.

What you need is a milk crate.
10-16-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,488,956
Posted By slopvehicle

Yep, the CETMA basket / rack / whatever snobbery....

Yep, the CETMA basket / rack / whatever snobbery.

Actually, can anyone source an NJS rack for me? I'm doing a full Keirin build and want to be accurate.

And don't try calling me out on this, if...
10-16-08, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,488,956
Posted By slopvehicle

Boutique like $8 Ourys

Boutique like $8 Ourys
10-16-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,488,956
Posted By slopvehicle

The basket-snob trend is my favorite! "I...

The basket-snob trend is my favorite!

"I love how minimalist my bike is-- no coasting, no brakes. And my messenger bag-- it's so oversized it'll carry almost anything over the 0.6 miles between...
08-10-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,284
Posted By slopvehicle

I would not want to "center and dish" a cheap...

I would not want to "center and dish" a cheap machine-built wheel like this. sounds incredibly frustrating.

I say just scour craigslist for a cheap old Specialized mtb. I converted a mid-90s Hard...
08-02-08, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By slopvehicle

figure out if your chainring is intended for...

figure out if your chainring is intended for multi-speed 1 1/32" chains or fat 1/8" (bmx) chains.

1/8" chainring teeth are too wide / thick to run multi speed chains. but you can go the other...
07-25-08, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By slopvehicle

LX front derailleur on 26-36-48?

I'm gearing down my Cross Check for touring, and just purchased a Sugino XD600 set with 26-36-48 rings. I have an LX front derailleur left over from a different build. Will it shift okay with a 48t...
Forum: Touring
07-22-08, 10:46 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 276,846
Posted By slopvehicle

The hills will primarily be those along the...

The hills will primarily be those along the Oregon coast. Not sure about loads yet. I think I'll go MTB!
Forum: Touring
07-21-08, 06:54 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 276,846
Posted By slopvehicle

Hey everyone, I've got a Cross Check...

Hey everyone,

I've got a Cross Check commuter currently geared 11-28 in the rear, 36-48 double in front. It's a commuter at the moment, but I intend to do a couple smaller tours this summer /...
06-20-08, 06:56 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 17,294
Posted By slopvehicle

Ever hear of satire? Parody? It's not my job...

Ever hear of satire? Parody?

It's not my job to moderate this forum. Regardless, that was my take on your self-promotion. Cheers!
06-20-08, 06:08 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 17,294
Posted By slopvehicle

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06-20-08, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By slopvehicle

CX style levers come in a variety of clamp...

CX style levers come in a variety of clamp diameters. figure out exactly what you need-- is it some weird old in-between diameter? I know I've seen many 70s steel drops in what appears to be about 1"...
06-20-08, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By slopvehicle

I doubt it's the freewheel-- it's got a couple...

I doubt it's the freewheel-- it's got a couple hundred miles on it at most, and it's not some weird offbrand ( but an ACS claws).

Time to check the pedals for play...
06-20-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By slopvehicle

singlespeed goin' clickity clack

I have a singlespeed drivetrain set up as such:

1/8" chainring
1/8" chain
1 3/32" bmx freewheel

And I'm getting a intermittent clicking sound only when pedaling. Chainring bolts are tight,...
06-17-08, 05:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,857
Posted By slopvehicle

Rain City Fix is no Ted Shred!

Rain City Fix is no Ted Shred!
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