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02-13-14, 11:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,309
Posted By lverhagen

Wow, this thread has been necro'd far too many...

Wow, this thread has been necro'd far too many times...

To (try to) respond to your question, there isn't an easy answer. There is a fair amount of variation in the actual inflated widths of tires...
01-27-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By lverhagen

Soak in penetrating oil, then remove with vise...

Soak in penetrating oil, then remove with vise grips. If that doesn't work, carl_h's approach would undoubtedly work well, but it is more tool intensive.

Cheers
03-18-12, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,971
Posted By lverhagen

Howbout this...

Howbout this (http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=Details&ProdID=1876)? http://bikeisland.com/images/100610048.JPG

It's only Reynolds 520, so not much compared to the Brother....
03-18-12, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By lverhagen

Yes, I would reckon that aluminum drop bars from...

Yes, I would reckon that aluminum drop bars from the same period are likely too weak for regular riding, not to mention their incredible weight. I just broke a pair of aluminum drop bars from the...
09-30-11, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,264
Posted By lverhagen

What others have told you, that 125mm isn't a...

What others have told you, that 125mm isn't a standard spacing for front forks, is correct. Standard spacing is 100mm for the vast majority of bikes, exceptions being older and low end bikes which...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,320
Posted By lverhagen

I run 52-34 x 14-16-18-21-24-28 on my commuter...

I run 52-34 x 14-16-18-21-24-28 on my commuter and can comfortably ride both up and down really any hill in my area (Southwest Ohio). I have just enough top end to be able to spin ~110rpm down steep...
09-17-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,810
Posted By lverhagen

Reasons I like Dickies better than Red Kap: Odd...

Reasons I like Dickies better than Red Kap: Odd sizes.

Srsly, 30 is way too small and my twin brother and I could both fit in a single pair of 32's. 31? Perfection. If only the 874's were a tad...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By lverhagen

I'm pretty sure these...

I'm pretty sure these (http://ecom1.planetbike.com/7015.html) would work without too much trouble. They are compatible with bikes with disc brakes, you don't need fender eyelets, and they should work...
09-17-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By lverhagen

In general, cartridge BBs with metal cups cost a...

In general, cartridge BBs with metal cups cost a tad more, but personally I would pay the few extra bucks just for the extra durability. With that said, the non-drive side cup on a cartridge BB does...
09-17-11, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,531
Posted By lverhagen

Yeah, that compatibility note is a load of BS,...

Yeah, that compatibility note is a load of BS, the HBH-2 works with any repair stand and even without one, it is a completely separate device, attaching not to the stand but to the bike itself.
...
09-16-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By lverhagen

What is your budget? If you are seeking to buy...

What is your budget? If you are seeking to buy new, one bike that may be a good place to start is the Torker Graduate (http://www.torkerusa.com/bikes/commuter-life/2011-graduate). It comes equipped...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,973
Posted By lverhagen

This.

This.
09-16-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,420
Posted By lverhagen

This is worth a shot, but I doubt they will be...

This is worth a shot, but I doubt they will be able to help unless they also happen to have a bike geek that works there. The threading of the pedal axle and the pedal hole in the crank is 9/16" x...
09-16-11, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By lverhagen

Personally, I have had good luck with the tool...

Personally, I have had good luck with the tool kit I bought, the Park Tool AK-37 (http://www.parktool.com/product/advanced-mechanic-tool-kit-ak-37). I have used every tool multiple times except for...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-11, 01:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,645
Posted By lverhagen

I don't know what the craigslist culture in your...

I don't know what the craigslist culture in your area is like, but original rigid mountain bikes from the 80s and 90s abound for just over $100. The selection of quality and size is pretty extensive....
Forum: Commuting
09-15-11, 01:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,492
Posted By lverhagen

I personally have used a quick release seatpost...

I personally have used a quick release seatpost and taken the saddle indoors with me to prevent thievery and exposure to inclement weather. At other times and on other bikes I have just used a simple...
09-15-11, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By lverhagen

To find out for sure, you can always read the...

To find out for sure, you can always read the MSDS here (http://www.lpslabs.com/technical_info/msds/10116.pdf). According to the Composition/Information on Ingredients at the bottom of page 2, there...
09-15-11, 01:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,374
Posted By lverhagen

This is a classic case of generalized shipping...

This is a classic case of generalized shipping weights that are based on package size. For example, a bike box will most likely qualify for "oversize" designation with most shipping companies,...
09-15-11, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By lverhagen

Have you considered conventional chain tugs such...

Have you considered conventional chain tugs such as these (http://surlybikes.com/parts/tuggnut/)? If I recall correctly, they should work just fine with semi-horizontal dropouts. Of course, there are...
09-13-11, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By lverhagen

If I were you, I would probably leave the wheels...

If I were you, I would probably leave the wheels as they come and change the crank set up. Generally, track wheels come with a 42mm chainline (or there abouts), so I would measure the chainline of...
09-13-11, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By lverhagen

This is a consideration worth making if you want...

This is a consideration worth making if you want versatility. Also, I think the Steamroller has slightly more relaxed/less aggressive geometry if that matters. Good luck!

Cheers
lverhagen
09-13-11, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,178,787
Posted By lverhagen

Top tube protector, prevents dents if the...

Top tube protector, prevents dents if the handlebars happen to swing around suddenly if the bike falls, etc. But you may have already known that and were question the method, which does seem a bit...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-13-11, 11:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,746
Posted By lverhagen

Or you can pee on it. :lol::twitchy: But...

Or you can pee on it. :lol::twitchy:

But seriously, electroplating is your best bet if you want a metal coating on your frame.

Cheers
lverhagen
Forum: Framebuilders
09-13-11, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By lverhagen

Tradition, inability to fill spaces quite as...

Tradition, inability to fill spaces quite as well, less elegant, ?possibly harder to work with? Those are the things that immediately come to mind, but I am not a framebuilder, merely an interested...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,177
Posted By lverhagen

I'd have to see it to be sure, but do any of your...

I'd have to see it to be sure, but do any of your bikes have cut-outs in the dropouts that could be used as hook points? Since I haven't seen your specific set up it is hard to imagine, perhaps...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-11, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,143
Posted By lverhagen

Here...

Here (http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/accessories/racks-decaleurs/racks/dajia-stainless-steel-rear-expedition-rack.html) is a rather handsome offering from Velo Orange. It's even stainless...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-11, 11:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,374
Posted By lverhagen

I would personally prefer sliding dropouts to an...

I would personally prefer sliding dropouts to an eccentric bottom bracket given the sliding dropouts have some sort of provision similar to chain tugs that ease chain tensioning and prevent unwanted...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-11, 10:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,492
Posted By lverhagen

I've seen used for less. The thing with Brooks...

I've seen used for less. The thing with Brooks saddle is that there is definitely a long, slow break-in involved, something that some buyers don't seem to understand or anticipate. Luckily for you,...
09-13-11, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By lverhagen

That's awesome! Definitely keep an eye on them...

That's awesome! Definitely keep an eye on them though, stress fractures could have been started or enlarged in both the hub and the rim. I seriously doubt you will have any problems for many...
09-13-11, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By lverhagen

What model do you have, the Hyland? The sliding...

What model do you have, the Hyland? The sliding dropouts work such that the dropouts themselves (the parts to which to the wheel actually bolt) are bolted to the frame and slide forward and backward...
09-13-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By lverhagen

I had to look up what LPS-1 was, I had never...

I had to look up what LPS-1 was, I had never heard of it before. As for disposing of Mobil 1 leftovers, I would hardly call that a "waste", assuming that the oil is already blackened with dirt and...
09-13-11, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,451
Posted By lverhagen

I prefer cloth rim tape (and bar tape for that...

I prefer cloth rim tape (and bar tape for that matter) so I go with Newbaum's, which is similar to Zefal and Velox, but made in the good ol' USA and held on the rim with a far tackier adhesive....
09-13-11, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By lverhagen

You may want to check with the BMX subforum for...

You may want to check with the BMX subforum for this since they know more about such hubs, but I will help you as best you can. Since there are no obvious markings on the exterior of the hub, you...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-11-11, 11:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,746
Posted By lverhagen

I have heard of oiled steel being fairly...

I have heard of oiled steel being fairly resilient and resistant to corrosion, but the process for achieving a truly "oiled" finish is time consuming. Basically, you wipe down the entire frame with a...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-11, 11:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,967
Posted By lverhagen

Your two choices are certainly very nice frames...

Your two choices are certainly very nice frames and they fit the bill of being both lugged steel and capable of commuting. I personally have no experience with either of those two frames, but I do...
09-11-11, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By lverhagen

+1 on Kilo TT or similar. I would suggest asking...

+1 on Kilo TT or similar. I would suggest asking one of your more knowledgeable friends to look through all of the Bikesdirect (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/trackbikes.htm) options to find a...
09-11-11, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By lverhagen

If you really want that setup, I would recommend...

If you really want that setup, I would recommend using a crank with a 110mm bcd which is common on both touring cranks and mountain bike cranks from the 80s and 90s. One such crank that has proven...
09-09-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By lverhagen

I am an eccentric user, but you seem to be in...

I am an eccentric user, but you seem to be in quite the mind-boggling predicament. I would take a design cue from conventional chain-tugs: they utilize a threaded nut or bolt to both move the axle...
09-09-11, 12:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By lverhagen

Some manufacturers, especially smaller/newer...

Some manufacturers, especially smaller/newer ones, allow consumers to purchase directly from them and ship the bikes partially assembled, also many (most?) department store bikes can be purchased...
09-09-11, 12:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By lverhagen

Also, I just remembered the Dawes DeadEye...

Also, I just remembered the Dawes DeadEye (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/deadeye.htm), Dawes BullsEye (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/bullseye.htm), and the SE Stout...
09-08-11, 10:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,588
Posted By lverhagen

Economics, people, economics. Looks good so far. ...

Economics, people, economics. Looks good so far.

Cheers
lverhagen
09-08-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 752
Posted By lverhagen

Wow, that is great price for that bike, at least...

Wow, that is great price for that bike, at least it would be in my area. Looks nice! Hopefully it will serve you well!

Cheers
lverhagen
09-08-11, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By lverhagen

Depending on where you live, you can have mine...

Depending on where you live, you can have mine for a price less than your budget, or you could get a new one. It's a gray Swobo Folsom...
09-08-11, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,616
Posted By lverhagen

WoW, Turd to Gold style. I probably wouldn't even...

WoW, Turd to Gold style. I probably wouldn't even have bothered with that frame, but you did it up right! How's the ride? Straight-gauge hi-ten dead-ride feel?

Cheers
lverhagen
09-08-11, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,787
Posted By lverhagen

For Realz, get a decent cog (Dura-Ace,...

For Realz,

get a decent cog (Dura-Ace, Surly, Scrodcog, Milwaukee Bike Co., EAI, anything cnc'd rather than stamped really),
grease the threads on both the cog portion and the lockring portion...
09-08-11, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,428
Posted By lverhagen

If you go this route, be sure that you maintain...

If you go this route, be sure that you maintain good chain tension, otherwise the possibility of derailment is reasonable and can be quite a shock if it happens while hammering on the pedals. Good...
09-08-11, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By lverhagen

There are always the classic Chrome and Reload...

There are always the classic Chrome and Reload options, not to mention Banjo Brothers and Baileyworks. However, I have personal experience with the Seagull large blackbag and I have nothing but good...
09-08-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11,193
Views: 1,178,787
Posted By lverhagen

Things I would change on that bike: tires, chain,...

Things I would change on that bike: tires, chain, stem, and bars (they just seem a bit phallic, I don't know, perhaps the profile hearkens to an oddly-formed bosom, whatever)

Cheers
lverhagen
09-08-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By lverhagen

+1, the friction may indeed be less of an issue...

+1, the friction may indeed be less of an issue than the stress placed on the housing itself, it will be more vulnerable in the event of a small wreck and the plastic coating on the housing will...
09-08-11, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By lverhagen

+1 on the Park Tool guides...

+1 on the Park Tool guides (http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help) and Sheldon Brown (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/). They are both fantastic sources and should provide enough information given you...
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