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09-09-18, 11:04 PM
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Posted By jbrow1

Love this bike, and the photos. Funny seeing the...

Love this bike, and the photos. Funny seeing the "animals" with those nice homes. Also what I really enjoy of the phots is the silver crank arms and the old school flat pedals. I'm curious what...
08-05-18, 09:16 PM
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Posted By jbrow1

That's a great looking bike! What tires did you...

That's a great looking bike! What tires did you use? I bought an old mnt bike same brand as that off Craigslist years ago. I put a hybrid fork on it with canti's, welded new brake bosses on the...
06-08-18, 09:15 PM
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Views: 314
Posted By jbrow1

Thanks for your ideas Clifford :)

Thanks for your ideas Clifford :)
06-07-18, 12:51 PM
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Views: 314
Posted By jbrow1

Spring Pre-Check for 3rd-6th grade students

The elementary school principal asked me if I could give a demonstration to the students each spring about what they can do, or their parents can/should do to prepare their bikes for a summer of...
10-16-17, 11:28 AM
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Views: 2,108
Posted By jbrow1

Thanks for the ideas. I've decided to go with a...

Thanks for the ideas. I've decided to go with a soccer style dog tag that I can engrave the players name and team name on the back, and the seller is local. I think it will be a nice little memento...
10-15-17, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,108
Posted By jbrow1

Thanks for the reply, didn't see it until today. ...

Thanks for the reply, didn't see it until today. Cool site, but 200 minimum quantity. I'm going to look around locally, and probably have to come up with a new idea I think :thumb:
10-10-17, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,108
Posted By jbrow1

Personalized Waterbottles

Hi folks. I'm coaching a U10 soccer team right now and was thinking of getting each player a water bottle with the team name on it. Any recommendations to an online source that would do this with a...
11-14-16, 11:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,553
Posted By jbrow1

I'll do ya a favor and take it off your hands. ...

I'll do ya a favor and take it off your hands. Send me a PM if you want my address to send it to ;)
11-14-16, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By jbrow1

I ride bikes that I put together on a budget. I...

I ride bikes that I put together on a budget. I also race bikes. Well, did race. Blah. Anyhow I had people tell me I needed to go to disc brakes long before I ever did. I liked my rim brakes,...
11-11-16, 09:15 AM
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Posted By jbrow1

Bike I put together for my 7 year old daughter. ...

Bike I put together for my 7 year old daughter. Not exactly vintage, but a goodwill find for $13.99. The bars are vintage though, chopped em and made her a set of woodchipper bars. Need to redo...
10-31-16, 06:53 PM
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Posted By jbrow1

Love the bike, I've done a bunch of bikes that...

Love the bike, I've done a bunch of bikes that the "frames might not have been the best to spend on," but those seem to end up my favorite bikes!

I'm curious how you removed the wheel decals? I...
03-09-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,016
Posted By jbrow1

Thanks for all the ideas folks :)

Thanks for all the ideas folks :)
03-08-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,016
Posted By jbrow1

Helmets

I wear one but don't put a lot of stock in them. I need a new one, and my 7 year old twins ride and roller blade a lot too and could use more protective ones. Looking for opinions on the best type...
03-03-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,300
Posted By jbrow1

I'm not a numbers guy. Two ways to measure...

I'm not a numbers guy. Two ways to measure things are the scales in the bathroom and enter some races.

What are your goals? You said you've lost a bunch of weight and gained tons of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,391
Posted By jbrow1

Funny thread. Why am I so powerful? I have to...

Funny thread. Why am I so powerful? I have to work to not drop everybody.. B ride.
02-26-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,141
Posted By jbrow1

I stopped riding in the winter. It wasn't fun, I...

I stopped riding in the winter. It wasn't fun, I didn't want to invest in the boots/gloves that would make it more manageable, and again it wasn't fun. I can run in the same weather much more...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,343
Posted By jbrow1

Was it a 24" mountain bike that she outgrew? I'm...

Was it a 24" mountain bike that she outgrew? I'm 6'1" and still have 26" mountain bikes I ride. I really like finding old rigid mountain bikes on craigslist and putting 26" slicks on them from...
02-24-16, 10:09 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 22,606
Posted By jbrow1

Love that pic! I enjoy using (infrequent) and...

Love that pic! I enjoy using (infrequent) and looking at heavy equipment, excavators are my favorite. Great pic. Your bike reminds me of the first bike I did a race on, a yellow all rigid 26"...
02-24-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6,462
Views: 1,879,327
Posted By jbrow1

Here's an old nishiki that I converted into a...

Here's an old nishiki that I converted into a gravel/cross bike. Eight speed with a compact double front. I put a fork from ebay on it I got cheap so I could run 700C wheels and I relocated the...
02-24-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By jbrow1

Thanks guys I'll measure them up when they get...

Thanks guys I'll measure them up when they get here. Oldbobcat, side pull is what I'll be looking for, that setup looks like a good unit, unlike the flat stock junkers I see on a lot of department...
02-24-16, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By jbrow1

Front brake setup for kids 18" bike.

Looking for a brake assembly that will bolt up to the front of a kids 18" bmx bike. I see Amazon has some, but not sure if they will be for 20" bikes and thus too long of caliper arms. Thanks for...
12-11-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By jbrow1

Just go the park tool head in the mail and...

Just go the park tool head in the mail and installed it this morning. Funny thing, it's the exact same head as the one on my planet bike pump. So took like 30 seconds to swap em out. Tried it out,...
12-02-14, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By jbrow1

Going to try the Park tools head, for just under...

Going to try the Park tools head, for just under six bucks and free shipping. Has good reviews, and one reviewer had a planet bike pump like mine and said it went right on. Was looking for a thread...
12-02-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By jbrow1

Can I replace the valve attachment of my floor pump?

The head on my planet bike floor pump has become a real pain to inflate tires due to leaking and popping off. Anyone know if there are replacement heads I can buy that will actually screw on to a...
05-27-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By jbrow1

I got my kids (twins) balance bikes before they...

I got my kids (twins) balance bikes before they could crawl and left them in the living room. They were playing with them when they crawled, push-biking with them when the walked, riding crazy down...
05-27-14, 09:45 AM
05-03-14, 08:31 AM
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Views: 375
Posted By jbrow1

Which 10 speed cassette?

Currently have an 1x8 speed, 11-32 shimano setup on my hard tail. Looking to go to 10 speed and wondered what cassette everybody likes. I wouldn't mind losing the 11 for a 12 if there are any like...
12-01-13, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By jbrow1

Guess I never noticed newegg had a marketplace,...

Guess I never noticed newegg had a marketplace, have only searched computer stuff there.
12-01-13, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By jbrow1

Yes, I had talked online with Performance but...

Yes, I had talked online with Performance but they couldn't help and told me to call Monday. Thanks for the links, found what I need. And who can tell me why the heck newegg has em and the cheapest...
12-01-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By jbrow1

RD hanger what one and where to get?

Recieved an access xcl frame today minus the RD hangar. Can't seem to find which one it requires and anywhere I can take it is closed right now. So figured somebody online would likely be able to...
08-25-13, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,100
Posted By jbrow1

Add rim brake to 16" kids bike

I want to add a rear rim brake for my kids 16" huffy hand me down bikes, any suggestions? Plan on getting them nice LBS bikes when they are a little bit older, little over four years old now. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-13, 07:58 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 11,563
Posted By jbrow1

I cook mine in wax. Sure wouldn't get offended...

I cook mine in wax. Sure wouldn't get offended that others on a forum don't though. In late fall/winter I switch to oil though, wax isn't worth it when it can get wet every other day.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-13, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,904
Posted By jbrow1

I use 8 speed shifters on 7 speed...

I use 8 speed shifters on 7 speed freewheels/cassettes with no problem. That said, it's nearly not worth it unless you can get the shifter off fleabay for next to nothing, very hard to do. I buy...
02-21-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By jbrow1

Thanks for all the replies and ideas. I like the...

Thanks for all the replies and ideas. I like the looks of the last ones in mkeller's post, but I actually went with the thinlines for the front and mnt bike pads for the rear like I did with the...
02-20-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By jbrow1

What style koolstops for old roadie?

Opinions on the best style of koolstop pads to put on my old viscount? I believe I used mnt bike rears and the low clearance fronts on my wife's old bike, just curious if anybody has other...
12-21-12, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5,319
Views: 403,278
Posted By jbrow1

Rear shifter for my SS mnt bike. Now I have...

Rear shifter for my SS mnt bike. Now I have everything to switch it from SS to geared when I please.
12-14-12, 09:14 PM
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Posted By jbrow1

New inexpensive kmc 1/8" chain and a no-name 19T...

New inexpensive kmc 1/8" chain and a no-name 19T track gear off flea-bay. Hoping to get at least a short ride on sunday.
11-29-12, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By jbrow1

Are there any bike shops where you're at? They...

Are there any bike shops where you're at? They should be able to hook you up with a decent wheel as cheap as you find on the 'net. I run LBS cheapies on my cross bike and beat the hell out of em...
11-29-12, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By jbrow1

I agree, the cold air makes a difference. I had...

I agree, the cold air makes a difference. I had my TT bike out today and felt pretty slow on it, verified by the computer as well. Buuuut, I'm not in August cycling shape in November either. This...
11-29-12, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By jbrow1

I actually agree, I only do it when I have no...

I actually agree, I only do it when I have no time commitments other than wifey thinking I should be home and I don't do it farther than I' prepared to walk :)

I will also add since I forgot to...
11-29-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By jbrow1

Thanks for all the replies. Just looked and I...

Thanks for all the replies. Just looked and I have a 52x17, 700x23mm tires on it right now. My TT bike has a 52 on it, so I will have to see which cog I like best in the back for overall cruising. ...
11-28-12, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By jbrow1

What cadence do you try to gear for on FG?

As the title states, curious what cadence fixed gear riders aim for on general flat terrain? I'm a roadie who'd playing with (having fun too!) with SS and now a fixed gear bike. Generally on my...
11-27-12, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By jbrow1

Chain Tension, how much?

How tight should I set my chain? Also, how tight should the chain/gear relationship be? I just put on a new track gear (changed from SS to fixie) and it seems the chain wants to stick on it as it...
11-26-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,335
Posted By jbrow1

Someone just told me about superglue the other...

Someone just told me about superglue the other day. I always have a tube of shoegoo or some type of goop, and just dip the wire into the mouth of the tube. Lasts forever and easily pulls off when I...
11-26-12, 09:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,305
Posted By jbrow1

I paint my bikes with appiance epoxy from the big...

I paint my bikes with appiance epoxy from the big box store.
11-23-12, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By jbrow1

I believe he was saying you are likely to have...

I believe he was saying you are likely to have problems with any 126mm spaced rear end compared to a 120mm spaced rear. Maybe I am wrong, dunno. I do know I've ran plenty of 6/7 speed freewheels on...
11-23-12, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By jbrow1

Got it together last night. Like mentioned I...

Got it together last night. Like mentioned I centered the wheel then was lucky enough all the spokes loosened up so I could redish it to center in the frame. I put a lockring behind the gear to...
11-18-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By jbrow1

Thanks for the informative post Luis :) 163...

Thanks for the informative post Luis :) 163 pounds here so just under that 170 thresh-hold! I didn't figure I'd be back pedalling anyways, the brakes stop on a dime so I don't see the point?.
11-16-12, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By jbrow1

Found a 700c wheel with a threaded hub in my shed...

Found a 700c wheel with a threaded hub in my shed :) Guess I'll be going to the shop to check it on the truing stand and see what he has for gears. Thanks for the idea!
11-15-12, 11:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By jbrow1

I've got some decent 27" wheels/tires/freewheels...

I've got some decent 27" wheels/tires/freewheels laying around, I'll have to see if they will fit on the bike without giving my problems with the brakes. Be the cheapest way to see if I like a fixed...
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