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01-10-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,140
Posted By fatbat

One of the big benefits of fg riding for...

One of the big benefits of fg riding for off-season training is improving spin, and getting that base mileage done in a fun way. It's actually better to run a slightly lower gear than you're...
01-07-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,321
Posted By fatbat

I agree- those gore jackets are really good....

I agree- those gore jackets are really good. Couple of years of use, a few crashes, and the only worn area is the hem around the sleeves. Nice tight fit as well, so you don't feel like you're wearing...
01-07-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By fatbat

nashbar disc hubs...

nashbar disc hubs (http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=600085&subcategory=60001107&brand=&sku=12033&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Shop%20by%20Subcat%3A%20Freehubs%2FRear%20Hubs)

pair one...
12-13-07, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,403
Posted By fatbat

I'm generally a fan of using the real patches,...

I'm generally a fan of using the real patches, especially with road tubes. However, it's always nice to know what the DIY solution is, as i occasionally run out, and also have about half a dozen...
12-10-07, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,403
Posted By fatbat

to the people who are using bits of old tubes as...

to the people who are using bits of old tubes as patches: do you put glue on both the inner tube and the patch, or just the tube, like with the prefab patches?

I've seen tires with old tube...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-07, 06:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,802
Posted By fatbat

I like the heat exchange dohicky. I find that...

I like the heat exchange dohicky. I find that breathing unfiltered cold air (15F and below) restricts my breathing much more than the mask. By making the filter longer, you look like darth vader (a...
12-07-07, 12:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,475
Posted By fatbat

Seconded. The best thing about the monocog is the...

Seconded. The best thing about the monocog is the fact that it's disc ready- no need to buy new wheels. Just select the brake of your choice, and bolt it up. Avid calipers can be had for cheap on the...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-07, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,802
Posted By fatbat

http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/21/d4/pr-Bike_...

http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/21/d4/pr-Bike_Parts_Accessories-Bell_Faction_Dave_Mirra_BMX_Helmet-resized200.jpg
plus
http://cozywinters.com/shopping/graphics/00000001/PX-HX_B.jpg
and...
12-03-07, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,906
Posted By fatbat

Light which is concentrated into a narrow range...

Light which is concentrated into a narrow range of the spectrum (led) is perceived as brighter and thus more noticeable than widely distributed light (halogen).

Doesn't actually do a better job...
11-28-07, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,376
Posted By fatbat

I found that the rocket rings were cheap, but...

I found that the rocket rings were cheap, but wore out really fast, which leads to worn out chains and cogs. This kind of ruins the economy factor. I've had better luck with the 110 bcd salsa...
11-20-07, 06:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,152
Posted By fatbat

There's a reason nokians are the premier winter...

There's a reason nokians are the premier winter tire. y'all need it over there.
11-20-07, 02:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,152
Posted By fatbat

Coupla scenarios: Cold rain/non icy...

Coupla scenarios:

Cold rain/non icy slush/melting snow- burly rain jacket, craft rain pants, light hat under bmx lid, safety glasses, sealskinz socks/gloves. 23c tires + full fenders on the fixed...
11-14-07, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,436
Posted By fatbat

I think cheap helmets have become a lot better...

I think cheap helmets have become a lot better over the last few years, as manufacturing has improved. A $30 giro helmet these days is in-mold constructed, has the same head retention system as the...
11-12-07, 03:19 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,785
Posted By fatbat

Mouth guards help prevent the force from a blow...

Mouth guards help prevent the force from a blow against the jaw from propagating up into the ol braincase. As such, they've been associated with prevention of concussions in hockey players, who for...
11-12-07, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,999
Posted By fatbat

I'm pretty impressed with the pac bags- there's a...

I'm pretty impressed with the pac bags- there's a couple of things which put them ahead IMO:
-The straps which get the most wear (main and armpit) are designed to be user-replaceable with a scissors...
11-09-07, 05:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,441
Posted By fatbat

Note for people thinking of buying this helmet...

Note for people thinking of buying this helmet online: it's really only for people with fairly round heads. Since it's meant to fit pretty tightly, i couldn't find a size that worked with my oblong...
11-09-07, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By fatbat

true dat. I ran with one for 5 years. At...

true dat.

I ran with one for 5 years. At the end of that, the strap is pretty frayed from being adjusted, i broke and replaced a bunch of the buckles, cracked the seatbelt buckle, and the inner...
11-09-07, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,211
Posted By fatbat

yep. probably because when pushing down, you're...

yep. probably because when pushing down, you're shifting your weight forward. Leaning way back is the trick.

I can pop the wheel up, but can't keep it there at a standstill.
(Can't hold a...
11-08-07, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By fatbat

you'll be fine with 4mm.

you'll be fine with 4mm.
11-05-07, 04:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,669
Posted By fatbat

How well do these things work? I've got an old...

How well do these things work? I've got an old kenmore, which is a good home machine, but a walking foot would be nice.,
11-05-07, 01:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,035
Posted By fatbat

If you've got a good charger for the 7.2V...

If you've got a good charger for the 7.2V battery, then two 7.2V batteries in series=14.4V. might be easier to work with than drill batteries.
11-02-07, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,591
Posted By fatbat

if you want to cover up a bike without actually...

if you want to cover up a bike without actually sticking anything to it, you can wrap with a cut-open inner tube, then fix the ends with electical tape, as if you were taping handlebars. No tape on...
11-02-07, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,488,446
Posted By fatbat

seriously. $950, for a straight gauge chromoly...

seriously. $950, for a straight gauge chromoly frame with formula/deepV wheels?
As far as i can tell, they're buying the stock iro frame, powder coating it, and doubling the price.
10-31-07, 10:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,239
Posted By fatbat

conti 4-season have surprisingly good grip in...

conti 4-season have surprisingly good grip in snowy/slushy conditions.

Like with any narrow tire, once you can't cut down to the pavement, things start to get sketchy, and sheet ice is bad with...
10-23-07, 03:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,239
Posted By fatbat

I like to take 2 half-inch bits of old mtb tube,...

I like to take 2 half-inch bits of old mtb tube, and cover up the top and bottom of the headset, helps keep the grit and salty water out. Pull the seatpost and give it a fresh coating of grease, as...
10-22-07, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,965
Posted By fatbat

for cooling, might be better to get two cheap...

for cooling, might be better to get two cheap finned heatsinks, and jbweld them onto the sides of the light next to the emitters.
10-13-07, 09:01 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,154,566
Posted By fatbat

http://www.schlumpf.ch/bilder/g_planetengetriebe.j...

http://www.schlumpf.ch/bilder/g_planetengetriebe.jpg

you've got a planetary drive similar to the one in a 3-speed hub, but it's hanging off the side of the bb, and either direct driving the...
10-12-07, 11:55 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,154,566
Posted By fatbat

Originally Posted by unisk8r: >I'm new here,...

Originally Posted by unisk8r:
>I'm new here, so don't ****** me. My background is building custom geared road unicycles.
>Here's my 2nd bike build, a Tange carbon with "cheater" 2-speed fixed BB...
10-12-07, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,125
Posted By fatbat

Even less expensive: quick release front hub from...

Even less expensive: quick release front hub from junked wheel. Snip the spokes, attach onto the rear rack with some u-bolts.
10-11-07, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,158
Posted By fatbat

I'll patch anything patchable. Generally, i get...

I'll patch anything patchable. Generally, i get 3-4 patches on a tube before it rips at the junction with the stem, and i throw it away. However, i've had more success patching stuff at home with a...
10-09-07, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By fatbat

1) spin the pedals with the bike upside down-...

1) spin the pedals with the bike upside down- make sure there's nothing bent/touching/wiggling close enough to rub against the bike. Might have bent the crank, or shifted the chainring.
2) pedal...
10-04-07, 08:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,140
Posted By fatbat

Formula puro hydraulic disc.

Formula puro hydraulic disc.
09-27-07, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By fatbat

Might want to find out which one fits your head...

Might want to find out which one fits your head best- most people like either giro or bell, but not both (bell=rounder head, giro=more oval), and the shape of high-end helmets from the same...
09-20-07, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By fatbat

peter white has them for $50 ea. Pricy, but my 5...

peter white has them for $50 ea. Pricy, but my 5 year old tires are still in like-new condition, aside from some surface rust on the studs, so the life span is pretty long. They're also only...
09-19-07, 12:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,596
Posted By fatbat

rock it old-school scorcher style: bolt pegs to...

rock it old-school scorcher style: bolt pegs to your dropouts/fork. Put your feet up on them, and coast on down that hill.

Note that a good brake is recomended for this process.
09-19-07, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By fatbat

nokian mount and ground tires are the bees knees...

nokian mount and ground tires are the bees knees for winter city riding:

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/images/products/tires/Mounttopview.jpg

wide enough to deal with real snowfall, but the...
09-19-07, 08:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,596
Posted By fatbat

The real problem with this idea is the durability...

The real problem with this idea is the durability of the clutch mechanism. To make for a good fixed gear, the clutch has to:

1-lock in place with very little backwards or forwards movement even...
09-19-07, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By fatbat

I'd recommend the IRO HD. Affordable, and comes...

I'd recommend the IRO HD. Affordable, and comes with a fairly good build. Has cable stops, which makes running single speed easy.
09-18-07, 03:48 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,808
Posted By fatbat

Yup. Met some folks down in RI who ride one of...

Yup. Met some folks down in RI who ride one of those recumbent tandem trikes. Not the most agile, but really, really fast. They also occasionally tow a sailboat behind it.

If i ever start doing...
09-17-07, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,241
Posted By fatbat

I love the sew-ups tied to the handlebar.

I love the sew-ups tied to the handlebar.
09-17-07, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By fatbat

I bought the bearings direct, and i'm in boston.

I bought the bearings direct, and i'm in boston.
09-17-07, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By fatbat

It's much more functional to put a wider cross or...

It's much more functional to put a wider cross or touring fork and a studded tire on the front for the winter, than to try to stud a road tire. The studded tire on the front will help keep you from...
Forum: Touring
09-07-07, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By fatbat

Trailers with a wheel at the very back (bob and...

Trailers with a wheel at the very back (bob and the like) will put more weight on the hitch than trailers with wheels in the middle, such as the burly or that single-wheel+panniers contraption.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-07, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By fatbat

The regular ultimate has a lot of capacity, more...

The regular ultimate has a lot of capacity, more than you'd expect from the ci. Significantly more than my old chrome metropolis. The OS is stupid huge.
For any kind of commuting duty, the OS is...
08-28-07, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,733
Posted By fatbat

another option would be to squeeze one of the...

another option would be to squeeze one of the little led flashlights into the bar- something like this
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.8219
should fit inside cutoff bars, and give you...
08-28-07, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,591
Posted By fatbat

There's a bern helmet that's pretty similar-...

There's a bern helmet that's pretty similar- smooth with a brim. might want to check them out.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-07, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By fatbat

It's hard to say without actually trying on the...

It's hard to say without actually trying on the bags, but
the bailyworks superpro
Height Width Depth Volume Weight
S 11 14 6 924 cu. in. 3.10 lbs
M 12 16 8 2106...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-07, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By fatbat

Both good bags- The pac deluxe/ultimate have...

Both good bags-

The pac deluxe/ultimate have a much better strap design than the baileyworks, with the hiking pack inspired shock strapping, padding on the shoulder and across the hip. The option...
08-23-07, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,265
Posted By fatbat

There are adjustable stems with a splined...

There are adjustable stems with a splined retention system, and adjustable stems with simple friction systems.
The splined ones are reliable, solid, and heavy. I've taken one mountain biking...
08-23-07, 01:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,225
Posted By fatbat

Aren't the grips on backwards on this picture? I...

Aren't the grips on backwards on this picture? I always had them outside-release.
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