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Forum: Foo
04-25-11, 10:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,045
Posted By silverwolf

Sh*t I missed that... there's always next year. :P

Sh*t I missed that... there's always next year. :P
Forum: Foo
04-24-11, 10:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,045
Posted By silverwolf

No, it means I plant the beans/squash corn in a...

No, it means I plant the beans/squash corn in a way that makes them mutually beneficial to one another. ie something like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Sisters_%28agriculture%29.
Forum: Foo
04-22-11, 10:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,045
Posted By silverwolf

Beans, squash, and corn planted Iroqouis style, a...

Beans, squash, and corn planted Iroqouis style, a couple rows of peppers, and a pot of edible herbs and flowers. Basic but healthy, and the Indian planting style helps- bugs and weeds are a real PITA...
Forum: Touring
04-04-11, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By silverwolf

Thanks, very informative post. I'll probably...

Thanks, very informative post. I'll probably start in Page, and thanks for the trip layout, it pretty much encompasses what I was wanting to see. Had no idea it would get so cold though. From what...
Forum: Touring
04-03-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By silverwolf

Touring/Backpacking in Arizona

In about six months I'll be taking a cyclotouring/backpacking trip to Arizona; I'll ride out and do some backpacking around the Grand Canyon and various other places. I haven't bought much gear yet,...
01-28-11, 01:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,293
Posted By silverwolf

So far, my longest ride is 60 miles on my newly...

So far, my longest ride is 60 miles on my newly finished Schwinn Le Tour Tourist fixed-gear. It's very nice to ride, but to be fair, I tour ultralight and so far have only taken it on a day trip.
01-11-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 412
Posted By silverwolf

High-Energy Food Recipes?

I hope this is the right forum to post in; if not, feel free to move it.

Does anyone here know of a good, relatively easy to make alternative to pemmican, protein bars, "meal replacements" etc?...
01-10-11, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By silverwolf

The Vintage Fixed-Gear/SS Picture Thread

Since there's such a divide in appearance and style between modern, high-tech fixed/ss bikes and old-style ones, I thought we should have a thread just for vintage- or vintage-looking- fixies and ss...
12-29-10, 01:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By silverwolf

Sorry for not responding for a while. I will...

Sorry for not responding for a while. I will probably be moving up north (possibly even Alaska) in a couple of years, and hate the heat here in TX. That's why it's hypothetical at this point.

On...
12-27-10, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By silverwolf

Great idea. Love the look, I always thought...

Great idea. Love the look, I always thought manual 2-speed setups like yours with the standard chainring orientation looked very strange, this one looks nice.
12-25-10, 11:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,732
Posted By silverwolf

I just use shorts and a t-shirt, and bring a...

I just use shorts and a t-shirt, and bring a small waterproof bag or satchel to keep my wallet/keys/music in if the rain gets very hard. The transition from dry to wet bothers me a bit, but once I'm...
12-23-10, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By silverwolf

How about this idea?

I'd like some feedback from the Winter Cycling forum on an idea I had.

It's "the ultimate, basic winter bike". Goals are to make it relatively inexpensive, as maintenance-free and corrosion-proof...
12-22-10, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,690
Posted By silverwolf

Bump... this thread deserves to be revived....

Bump... this thread deserves to be revived. Awesome bikes all around. Those 26" mags make me want a snow bike with those, an aluminum frame, alloy bits, disc brakes and drop bars.

A couple of...
12-22-10, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By silverwolf

Didn't trade that much for it; just a couple of...

Didn't trade that much for it; just a couple of mountain bike tubes (used). Anyway, I'll have to check tommorow what's written on the badge; it is too small for me to make out in the original photo...
12-21-10, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By silverwolf

Sorry about that, damn camera's batteries were...

Sorry about that, damn camera's batteries were dead. The pictures aren't that great but it gives a general idea. The "space pac" badge has a four-star logo above it, and the frame looked to have been...
12-21-10, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By silverwolf

Anyone heard of this frame?

I picked up a weird frame in trade yesterday. It's a large steel frame, looks to be either road or cyclocross, and has some very small cantilever brake braze-ons (though without studs). It came...
12-15-10, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By silverwolf

That plus I have done, and will do, serious...

That plus I have done, and will do, serious touring on fixed-gears and the bike will probably be crossing state lines over the next couple of years.

jputnam, the handlebar mount is an interesting...
12-15-10, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By silverwolf

Alternative Water Storage?

I'm building a fixie, on which a bottle cage would really ruin the look. It's not a track bike, and has a vintage light and rack, but a bottle cage+bottle look terrible on it, and mess up the vintage...
12-10-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,690
Posted By silverwolf

Show me your 26" fixies and singlespeeds

As the title says. Even when combing through the general SS/FG picture thread there aren't many 26"ers to be found, post 'em here.
Forum: Touring
12-07-10, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,703
Posted By silverwolf

Having done it once (about three years or so ago)...

Having done it once (about three years or so ago) my suggestion is pack light and keep the bike simple in addition to the single-speed. You will need a headlight and probably a rack, and possibly...
12-07-10, 12:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,158
Posted By silverwolf

Alright, thanks all. After this advice I'll...

Alright, thanks all. After this advice I'll likely be doing the 26" conversion I was planning with a 80s-90s MTB. Given that I'll be using drops the bike will have to have canti brakes, any advice on...
12-05-10, 12:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,158
Posted By silverwolf

So... how bad are skinny tires in the snow?

As faux-winter comes on in Houston and people are cleaning their garages some nice road bikes and commuters are going on sale- perfect for a nice-looking fixie. Most of them however have either 27"...
11-29-10, 09:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,237
Posted By silverwolf

I actually did this once, just for fun- on a...

I actually did this once, just for fun- on a single front fork. Disc fork, disc wheel, a spare pair of v-brakes and mounts on the fork... hmm....

It did actually work, but I nearly went over the...
11-27-10, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By silverwolf

Cheap 26" Disc-compatible fork?

Anyone know of a disc-compatible fork, preferably 1" steerer, that is rigid, steel, and cheap? I'm building my ultra-winter fixie and need a simple rigid fork that will fit on a Rockhopper, Stumpy,...
11-27-10, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By silverwolf

Weird fork tube width...

I purchased a disc brake front wheel, caliper, rotor, and fork for a song at the goodwill. The bike was a no-name but had obviously been upgraded, the wheels are nice-quality alloys and the rotor and...
11-20-10, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By silverwolf

Thanks for the response. Griddlecakes, nice to...

Thanks for the response. Griddlecakes, nice to see someone from Alaska posting- I have another question. I found a good deal on a Miyata 610 that had been given the minimalist fixie treatment (700c...
11-19-10, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By silverwolf

Brakes (Also: Alaska?)

What is your experience with difference types of brakes (u-brakes, cantis, v-brakes, discs) and pads in winter conditions? I've got a hankering to build a slick vintage fixie-type bike but I also...
11-11-10, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By silverwolf

Thanks for the suggestions everyone- my budget is...

Thanks for the suggestions everyone- my budget is not too bad (probably $300) but of course too low for a new bike, though the LHT is really appealing- were the 80's and 90's LHTs as reccomendable as...
11-11-10, 02:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By silverwolf

Suggestions for a go-anywhere SS/FG

Anyone built a "go-anywhere" type of singlespeed or fixed gear bike? By this I mean something that can tolerate all weathers, most conditions, mild off-roading, light touring, and the like.

To be...
11-05-10, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By silverwolf

Thanks guys. I will be saving for a New York lock...

Thanks guys. I will be saving for a New York lock but in the meantime, will two mid-end OnGuard U-locks plus a couple of cable locks do? The bike will probably be kept just grimy enough to avoid a...
11-05-10, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By silverwolf

Theft

I am still trying to build up a utility bike for grocery getting, scrap metal hauling, etc but a couple of things have me stumped in regards to theft.

I can keep the bike's appearance a bit...
10-29-10, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By silverwolf

Miyata 610?

I've been offered a Miyata 610 per a craigslist want ad- not sure on the details yet but I want to see what you guys think.

I was looking for a simple, mid-end bike for randonneuring-style riding...
10-28-10, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By silverwolf

(sigh) Another Tire Question

I'm looking at a nice 1995 Specialized Hardrock for a winter bike, but of course it has 26" wheels and they're frankly too small for me. I am used to riding 29" wheels with balloon tires, which...
10-19-10, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,976
Posted By silverwolf

700c Tires Question?

Posting this for a buddy of mine who lives in Colorado. He has a road bike and wants to ride in the winter and other crappy conditions. The frame/fork and wheels are all aluminum and pretty durable...
10-07-10, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,047
Posted By silverwolf

Thanks for your post (like the carlin quote as...

Thanks for your post (like the carlin quote as well). While I can't compare my experience to yours, on my previous bike tours I wore jeans, shirts and a jacket, carried a light inexpensive backpack,...
10-06-10, 09:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,301
Posted By silverwolf

The music player and swiss army knife are small...

The music player and swiss army knife are small and weigh a very negligible amount- I could carry them in my pocket with no adverse affects. 25lbs would be nice, but I'm not sure what the tent would...
10-04-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,301
Posted By silverwolf

More info (thanks for responding)- I will be...

More info (thanks for responding)- I will be "camping" but in the lightest way possible- about a 30-35lb at most pack, probably less- apart from the bike, which has my water supply and toolkit/spare...
10-03-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,301
Posted By silverwolf

Touring: SS or Fixed?

Anyone done a tour on a SS/FG?

I've got a bike that i'm setting up for touring that has a single speed drivetrain, which needs a rebuild. The question is, freewheel or fixed? The freewheel would...
10-02-10, 05:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,996
Posted By silverwolf

My "upright" roadster-type bike (which is what...

My "upright" roadster-type bike (which is what most of the world uses) doesn't actually give me an "upright" position- I still have some lean even in the most upright position, and when I move my...
10-02-10, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By silverwolf

Cycling In Conditions Extreme for Your Bike

I'd love to hear anyone's stories about taking their bikes to the limit they were designed to perform. Steel-framed bikes in heavy rain and slushly winters, riding a road bike on trails, folding...
09-29-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By silverwolf

Pedal Straps?

I've been wanting foot retention for a while now so I bought some toe clips/straps. They are not very comfortable and seem very awkward to ride (i am actually more efficient with platforms). For...
Replies: 11
Views: 13,020
Posted By silverwolf

I have a Freespirit- not sure if it's the Ted...

I have a Freespirit- not sure if it's the Ted Williams one, but it is not the gaspipe-welded crap that some Freespirit bikes were. It has lugs, cottered three-piece cranks, it was a ten-speed, and...
09-17-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By silverwolf

Look what I found in the dumpster today... see...

Look what I found in the dumpster today... see pic.

It's no ordinary Free Spirit tank. It's a proper bike, one of the imported Puchs- lugged frame, far better general materials/build quality than...
09-16-10, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By silverwolf

Thanks, that answered most of my questions....

Thanks, that answered most of my questions. Fastjake, I really like the rim style on your bike, from the photos is looks sort of "deep-dished", if that's the right word for it. Were there any older...
09-16-10, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By silverwolf

Chi-james and sixty-fiver- those bikes look...

Chi-james and sixty-fiver- those bikes look fantastic! Is that a brooks saddle on the white-tire mountain bike?

Anyway, nice to know I'm not the only one- tire options are one reason I could deal...
09-16-10, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By silverwolf

26" Wheels?

I am building a fixed-gear utility bike and I found a great deal on a candidate for conversion, except for one thing... it has 26" wheels as opposed to the typical 700c or 27". I haven't seen any 26"...
09-13-10, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,823
Posted By silverwolf

Suggestions for a good utility bike/ bad weather beater?

I'm snooping around for a bike I can use for, well, anything- something cheap, very simple, durable, and undesireable enough to go shopping with and leave locked to a pole, etc.

For drivetrain, I...
09-13-10, 02:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By silverwolf

Anyone tried to FG this bike?

Quick question, has anyone tried to convert the bike in my sig (mongoose impasse, low-end 29er) to fixed gear? Of course it has vertical drops, but I was curious as to whether it could have the...
09-04-10, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By silverwolf

I might end up passing it on, but I'm somewhat...

I might end up passing it on, but I'm somewhat attached to the fenders, grips and seat (that is, I like the way they look). Most of the road and mountain bikes being thrown around on...
09-04-10, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By silverwolf

No responses? :( Anyway, I have a few more...

No responses? :(

Anyway, I have a few more questions before the project continues.

First, I know that English 3-speeds are ridden by quite a few people on here, and despite the difference in...
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