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Forum: Introductions
01-05-11, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By z415

Welcome to BikeForums.

Welcome to BikeForums.
01-05-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By z415

I would suggest using a paint that specifically...

I would suggest using a paint that specifically indicates it inhibits rust.
06-18-10, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By z415

Is the free hub body loose on the wheel hub or...

Is the free hub body loose on the wheel hub or the cassette loose on the free hub body? Both need to be tightened.

I have been away from here for a while so I am no longer familiar with users...
06-18-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By z415

PB Blaster?

PB Blaster?
01-30-10, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By z415

A link to the bike in question would suffice,...

A link to the bike in question would suffice, assuming the company does a halfway decent job of describing their product.
01-30-10, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By z415

Riding it would be one way.

Riding it would be one way.
01-30-10, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By z415

Try buffing it out. If there isn't a difference,...

Try buffing it out. If there isn't a difference, more likely to be a crack than housing rub.
01-07-10, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By z415

You might need to adjust the limits. Also, are...

You might need to adjust the limits. Also, are the number of teeth in the rear cogs similar or significantly different?
01-03-10, 10:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,446
Posted By z415

Awesome, I can C&P my reasons for reporting.

Awesome, I can C&P my reasons for reporting.
12-27-09, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By z415

Might want to post a pic of the area in question.

Might want to post a pic of the area in question.
12-27-09, 01:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By z415

3) It is also probably English. 1) If square...

3) It is also probably English.

1) If square you need the taper standard (ISO or JIS). Probably JIS - ISO is mostly Campagnolo stuff.
12-25-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By z415

Most definitely use anti-seize.

Most definitely use anti-seize.
12-25-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,462
Posted By z415

Pointing them in hurts my wrists after long...

Pointing them in hurts my wrists after long stints on the hoods - to each his own.
12-25-09, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,027
Posted By z415

I would just use a lube that can be used on...

I would just use a lube that can be used on cables and put a few drops at housing entrances. Like Rock n Roll Cable Magic (http://www.bicycling.com/article/0,6610,s1-5-25-16631-1,00.html).
12-25-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By z415

Kool Stop branded pads are generally regarded as...

Kool Stop branded pads are generally regarded as very good.
12-25-09, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By z415

Here.

Here.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-09, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,130
Posted By z415

^^+1. They usually are amiable to give you...

^^+1. They usually are amiable to give you boxes. They just break them down and toss them anyways - which might make the dumpster diving boxes a bit more work since you may have to tape them up.
Forum: Commuting
12-23-09, 12:20 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,155
Posted By z415

"NEVER!" But then, I am in...

"NEVER!"

But then, I am in Florida...
12-22-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By z415

I use some forceps. Not really knowledgeable...

I use some forceps. Not really knowledgeable about forcep names, but it's those ones curved at the tip so I slide it in and open it up so there are more pressure points to minimize any distortion to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 912
Posted By z415

Well since you mentioned racing, I would go with...

Well since you mentioned racing, I would go with the Looks (experience). If you weren't racing, ever, just for fun, I would have said some dual sided mtb/SPD styled pedals. As far as surface area,...
Forum: Foo
12-22-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By z415

"Ugh, I'm never drinking that much...

"Ugh, I'm never drinking that much again..."
12-22-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By z415

Any fit calculations from an online calculator...

Any fit calculations from an online calculator will just be a guideline hence the numbers being all over the place. Quantitatively you can average all the numbers of do all sorts of mathematical...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-09, 09:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,531
Posted By z415

Not bad with the tape job.

Not bad with the tape job.
Forum: Foo
12-21-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,522
Posted By z415

Anything on MTV, VH1, etc. I literally feel my...

Anything on MTV, VH1, etc. I literally feel my IQ dropping, yet I cannot look away. Good thing I got rid of cable and declined to get a converter box after the switch. Need my brain for other...
Replies: 26
Views: 9,520
Posted By z415

There were a few years that the T1 came with ergo...

There were a few years that the T1 came with ergo road drop bars, at least according to the one in the store and the pic on the website....
12-21-09, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,524
Posted By z415

I agree with what operator said. Sometimes the...

I agree with what operator said. Sometimes the lockring is relatively soft compared to the tools so I wouldn't suggest banging away at it with a hammer.
12-18-09, 02:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By z415

Almost all of the above websites will have...

Almost all of the above websites will have everything you need, including tools, to build a bike, assuming you care less about what parts you want and saving some money with comparison shopping.
12-16-09, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By z415

Did the wheel not fit or the tire not fit past...

Did the wheel not fit or the tire not fit past the brake pads? The latter is a common problem for less experienced cyclists.
12-16-09, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By z415

The big block of words is a bit hard to read, but...

The big block of words is a bit hard to read, but the only question I could get in there was would you need to change the cable. No, you don't need to because of size difference or...
10-30-09, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By z415

More info would be helpful, but sounds like the...

More info would be helpful, but sounds like the bump knocks the RD in between gears. Is it grinding? Try reinstalling/readjusting the whole system from scratch.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-09, 02:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By z415

Not if OP is uncomfortable in the drops and that...

Not if OP is uncomfortable in the drops and that takes practice.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-09, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,341
Posted By z415

At least they have helmets on.

At least they have helmets on.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-09, 12:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,578
Posted By z415

Why aren't more of these innovations incorporated...

Why aren't more of these innovations incorporated in "regular" bikes, say, road bikes where speed is wanted.

Do you think a power sprinter from a ProTour team using that equipment could do better?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-09, 12:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,323
Posted By z415

Stretch, spin a lot more and then wiggle my butt...

Stretch, spin a lot more and then wiggle my butt around until I am in a good leveraging position to maximize the use of my non-cramping muscles. A niv downhill stretch and IU try to rub it out, but...
Forum: Touring
09-22-09, 12:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,684
Posted By z415

Back when I was shopping around for forks,...

Back when I was shopping around for forks, generally (not always) curved forks led to longer wheelbases, so I would say it is not 100% independent, though that could just be predominant in my...
09-21-09, 11:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,700
Posted By z415

You can go in straight lines with a track bike...

You can go in straight lines with a track bike too.....
09-21-09, 11:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,400
Posted By z415

Seems to me you should pick the bone with the...

Seems to me you should pick the bone with the OP's lawyer.
Forum: Touring
09-21-09, 11:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,684
Posted By z415

Wheelbase considerations. IIRC, a longer...

Wheelbase considerations. IIRC, a longer wheelbase, generally from a curved fork, means a more stable ride. To be frank, I am very tired and I cannot remember the pros and cons of each. I know...
09-21-09, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,664
Posted By z415

Boiled Linseed Oil? Probably won't stay on.

Boiled Linseed Oil? Probably won't stay on.
09-21-09, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,476
Posted By z415

What Danno said. I've seen two live destructions...

What Danno said. I've seen two live destructions of cranks before and both were someone riding into a parked bikes crank, one on a scooter. I've always though that the two parts on my bikes that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-09, 12:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,537
Posted By z415

I like to keep my momentum and am limited by my...

I like to keep my momentum and am limited by my gears (1x9 setup) so I tend to hammer down the descent, spin, carry that speed up the first half, out of saddle for the second bit and on and on and on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-09, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By z415

See that on Busted Carbon or Bike Snob NYC? ...

See that on Busted Carbon or Bike Snob NYC?

Think the parts that are chopped off are worth about $350 by weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-09, 12:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,636
Posted By z415

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09-20-09, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By z415

New housing as well if what you say about the...

New housing as well if what you say about the cables are correct.
09-19-09, 11:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,013
Posted By z415

You are new to fixed gears and you are riding...

You are new to fixed gears and you are riding that?!?!?!

Have fun.
Forum: Commuting
09-19-09, 11:54 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,703
Posted By z415

Serial # from my lock for my P.E. locker in...

Serial # from my lock for my P.E. locker in middle school.
09-19-09, 11:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,886
Posted By z415

First glance I would say motorcycle dude wasn't...

First glance I would say motorcycle dude wasn't wearing a helmet and smacked his head somewhere hard trying to avoid cyclist or after losing control post-collision. Sad to hear.
09-19-09, 11:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,886
Posted By z415

Years ago I would have played chicken and held my...

Years ago I would have played chicken and held my ground. I commute on my hardtail mtb with slicks and my XC riding background has taught me plenty in staying up after crashing into trees and such...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-09, 11:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,636
Posted By z415

LoJack

LoJack
09-19-09, 10:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,990
Posted By z415

They failed him on the shield, er, the lack of...

They failed him on the shield, er, the lack of one. That would have led to an an awesome victory pose. I would love to see him ride the last stage with that sword on his back. Makes out of saddle...
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