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09-04-14, 06:17 PM
09-04-14, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Fairmont

Hi, what's the simplest way for me to gear my bike faster for the flats and downhill?

One of my bikes, a Trek Pure, is super fun to ride, but it's not fast enough. I max out on the flats (not to mention downhill).

It's a seven-speed with a 42t chainring in the front (one ring...
04-14-13, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By Fairmont

What size tire can I apply to this oddly-sized rim?

Hi. I have a rim that I purchased at the LBS a year or so ago, and they sold it to me as a 26-inch rim (it has a coaster brake, which I love, and I use it on my mountain bike along with hand brakes....
03-18-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By Fairmont

I'm not trying to be trendy, just having fun. No...

I'm not trying to be trendy, just having fun. No traffic...just bike paths. No intense riding and no crazy hills (well, one crazy hill...but not that big of a deal. I can go most of it without...
03-15-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By Fairmont

Won't happen. I'll eat it for sure, and I have...

Won't happen. I'll eat it for sure, and I have weak bones from a childhood of poor nutrition. Not the heartiest of characters. Too many broken bones from a youth of skateboarding.
03-15-12, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By Fairmont

No traffic at all. My commute is four miles...

No traffic at all. My commute is four miles entirely by paved bike path. Average speed about 9-13mph with occasional stretches of 20 and one downhill section that can get close to 30mph if I hunker...
03-15-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By Fairmont

My plan to build the simplest bike I can.

I bought a 1988 Schwinn High Sierra Mountain Bike for $25 off the List of Craig.

It's a piece of junk.....except for the frame, the cranks, and the chain rings.

I'm going to put a light wheel...
03-12-12, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By Fairmont

Mountain bike

Mountain bike
03-12-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By Fairmont

Thinking of using a coaster brake. Any advice?

I bought a 88 Schwinn High Sierra for 25 bucks, chromoly frame, etc.

The frame, cranks and chainrings/sprockets are great.

But I'm going as simple as possible. No gears, no hand brakes. ...
03-04-12, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,155
Posted By Fairmont

Can 26 inch wheels fit on a bike meant for 700c?

I found a cheap bike frame intended for 700c.

Can I put my current 26 inch wheels on it?

Thanks
02-07-12, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Fairmont

Can anyone identify this frame?

It has a serial number (texted to me) that makes no sense to me).

Sn5sd10l38753

I couldn't get higher res pics. CL
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06-10-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 41,701
Posted By Fairmont

I have other bikes, but I was going to ride it...

I have other bikes, but I was going to ride it daily after hooking up an electric bike kit.

I have experience building E-bikes, but have never done it with a cheap bike.
06-09-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 41,701
Posted By Fairmont

How is the quality of those 100 dollar beach cruisers at the big box stores?

It seems fishy to find a beach cruiser for 99 bucks (Wal Mart, Target, Kmart).

Are these actually decent bikes? Will they last? Are the frames and forks strong?
06-08-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Fairmont

www.ebikekit.com (http://www.ebikekit.com). ...

www.ebikekit.com (http://www.ebikekit.com).

They are the best (in terms of supplying everything you need).

I've order two kits from them, and am very satisfied.
06-08-11, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By Fairmont

I'd recommend getting a front hub kit (takes an...

I'd recommend getting a front hub kit (takes an hour to install) from EbikeKit.com for about $398. Then, go to www.pingbattery.com (http://www.pingbattery.com) and order a 36 volt, 20 amp battery...
06-08-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By Fairmont

Welcome to E-biking. I don't think you'll...

Welcome to E-biking.

I don't think you'll find an ebike that is only electric (unless it's a scooter or motorcycle). All e-bikes are pedal-capable.

Having rear wheel gives much better...
06-07-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,157
Posted By Fairmont

Single speed is fine since you most likely won't...

Single speed is fine since you most likely won't use the lower gears anyway.

Just be sure to use a single-speed frame or you'll have to get a chain tensioner. That leads to problems (more parts =...
06-04-11, 12:48 PM
06-03-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By Fairmont

North Shore? Don't you guys know the law of...

North Shore?

Don't you guys know the law of extreme sports? It dictates that North Shore is Oahu, Hawaii (surfing). From the north end of V-Land down to Haleiva (and beyond).

Don't let me...
06-03-11, 08:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,119
Posted By Fairmont

I'm so newbie, I don't even know what the...

I'm so newbie, I don't even know what the alternative to tubes is.
06-03-11, 08:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,265
Posted By Fairmont

I have no problems whatsoever averaging 22mph on...

I have no problems whatsoever averaging 22mph on every ride.

Whether the electric hub motor on the front has any effect is questionable. ;)
05-31-11, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 44,610
Posted By Fairmont

Is this in Atlanta?

Is this in Atlanta?
05-31-11, 07:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,951
Posted By Fairmont

Trek Superstore in Peachtree City, Georgia. ...

Trek Superstore in Peachtree City, Georgia.

They take everyone seriously, from serious lycras to average Joes.
05-31-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,112
Posted By Fairmont

Thanks

Thanks
05-31-11, 09:02 AM
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Views: 4,112
Posted By Fairmont

To tighten a spoke, do I turn counterclockwise?

We have a tricycle in the building (flat surface, no real stress on the wheels) and it's creaking (the wheel) due to a couple slightly loose spokes.

I don't want to remove the wheel, just...
05-30-11, 07:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,677
Posted By Fairmont

In surfing it revolves around surfboard design. ...

In surfing it revolves around surfboard design. Shortboarders vs. longboarders vs. stand up paddleboarders vs. bodyboarders, etc.

Just snobbery all around.
05-30-11, 05:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,677
Posted By Fairmont

But you should see the surfing world (that I've...

But you should see the surfing world (that I've been part of for 42 years). Complete snobbery around every turn.
05-30-11, 05:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,677
Posted By Fairmont

Snobbery is everywhere. I wrote a post in...

Snobbery is everywhere.

I wrote a post in the commuter section about the electric bike I made, including details and pictures.

Then someone told me I was missing the point.

I wrote back that...
05-30-11, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,543
Posted By Fairmont

Thanks for the Townie reference, Flippin. I...

Thanks for the Townie reference, Flippin. I have two girls, so it's always a good idea to find out more. The only reason we went with Treks, vs. the Townies, is that we have a Trek Superstore in...
05-30-11, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,543
Posted By Fairmont

A Plug for the Trek Pure (or, review if you will)

My wife and I bought the Trek Pures, and they are extremely comfortable and easy to ride. With each bike I've owned before (hybrids mostly, and a couple WalMart mountain bikes) there was always a...
05-30-11, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 802
Posted By Fairmont

I'm not sure what you ended up ordering (and I...

I'm not sure what you ended up ordering (and I just jumped onto this thread today, waaaay after it was first posted), so for what it's worth, the Electra Townies and Trek Pures (essentially the same)...
05-29-11, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By Fairmont

The only advice I can give is to start off very...

The only advice I can give is to start off very slow. Don't hurt yourself.

Just take a very casual ride and then increase it a little the next day. Get a bicycle computer for about thirty bucks...
05-29-11, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,912
Posted By Fairmont

I guess I have to wake up early on Saturdays and...

I guess I have to wake up early on Saturdays and hit the garage sales.

That's the only thing I can think of.

I'm not asking for a steal. I'm asking for a fair deal.

Oh well.

:(
05-29-11, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,912
Posted By Fairmont

So where are the deals?

So where are the deals?
05-29-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,912
Posted By Fairmont

What the heck is wrong with people who list on Craigslist?

I've been looking for a mountain bike, and people are charging crazy prices. I'm seeing bikes that retailed new for $309 five years ago that people are trying to get $225 for and such.

I can't...
05-28-11, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Fairmont

Maybe you could modify this. I made this log for...

Maybe you could modify this. I made this log for a handboard I shaped (a handboard is a very small surfboard, so-to-speak, for bodysurfing. It helps to give lift when planing. It's about 18 inches...
05-27-11, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Fairmont

I guess I liked the frame (chromoly). He...

I guess I liked the frame (chromoly).

He emailed me back and said he wouldn't come down, and I said no thanks.

So, not happenin'.
05-27-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Fairmont

Good advice. Thanks

Good advice.

Thanks
05-27-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Fairmont

What should I offer for this bike?

CL bike, in excellent condition. He's asking 189, which is a pretty good price, but I think it should be a bit less. I don't know for sure. Looks like a good entry-level bike for me. I've never...
05-26-11, 08:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By Fairmont

Can anyone identify this bike?

Nevermind. Sorry.
05-26-11, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Fairmont

90 bucks each? Score!

90 bucks each?

Score!
05-25-11, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,388
Posted By Fairmont

Lots of them. Chromoly single speed on...

Lots of them.

Chromoly single speed on bikesdirect for 339 with good components.

I know, I know. We're supposed to hate that website (even though they kick butt on prices over the LBS).
05-24-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By Fairmont

Will a 17.5" frame be right for me (6 foot, 32 inch leg)?

Will a 17.5" frame be right for me (6 foot, 32 inch leg)?

I found a nice Canondale that's a good price.

Some of the calculators say I should be about 18-19 inches, but some also say, "look into...
05-24-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Fairmont

That Surly above isn't intended to go fast at...

That Surly above isn't intended to go fast at all. It's for the beach, snow, or whatever goofiness you intend to do. Maybe pedal from NY to the UK?
05-24-11, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By Fairmont

I thought that maybe, with the design I drew...

I thought that maybe, with the design I drew above, all one would need is his or her weight to move the bike. If your weight is on the right foot, the pedal descends, and the bike moves. Then you...
05-24-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Fairmont

VERY unique bicycle designs.

Found this article online. Sorry if it's been posted before.

http://weburbanist.com/2009/03/03/futuristic-strange-concept-bicycles-designs/
05-24-11, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By Fairmont

Crank Design (for your approval) :)

I have an idea for a crank design. I doubt it's new or original, and might not even be possible or even more efficient, but it's in my mind and I thought I'd burden your time with it.

When cranks...
05-24-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Fairmont

Yeah, that's the conclusion I reached in the past...

Yeah, that's the conclusion I reached in the past few minutes as well. The part on the trike is 89 bucks, and in the time it will take to remove, fix the trike, apply it to a single-speed bike, and...
05-24-11, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Fairmont

Do you have an example of this? I've never head...

Do you have an example of this? I've never head of that.
05-24-11, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Fairmont

Can the coaster brake on this Nexus Hub be deactivated?

I have this on my tricycle and want to transfer it to a single-speed bike.

But I don't want the coaster brake.

Is there any easy solution to this?

Thanks
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