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07-13-08, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By MtbVA

It's not the ticks that bother me it the CHIGGERS!!!

I get quite a few ticks when I venture off the beaten path, especially when your brushing up against tall weeds. I check myself a few times during the ride & before I head home I'll check every where...
06-08-08, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By MtbVA

If 46x18 works without tensioner what else will?

If a 46 front & 18 rear works without a tensioner how many teeth at a time can I drop and still not need a tensioner?
I guess I'm looking for a relationship between cog teeth & links.....such as X...
11-07-07, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,079
Posted By MtbVA

I had a problem when going from square to...

I had a problem when going from square to octalink cranks.
I pulled the old shimano square taper BB out (68x113) & even ordered the XT octalink BB 5mm longer (68x118).
I ended up using a LX BB that...
10-17-07, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,725
Posted By MtbVA

If the textured finish looks like “crackle...

If the textured finish looks like “crackle finish” the paint isn’t compatible, you would need to strip it all off and use the correct primer & paint.

It's probably over-spray.
When the paint...
10-09-07, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By MtbVA

56277

56277
09-26-07, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,558
Posted By MtbVA

oops...double post

oops...double post
09-26-07, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,558
Posted By MtbVA

If there was a chemical film like irriditing or a...

If there was a chemical film like irriditing or a passivate coating it definitely came off with the strip; but it shouldn't weaken the strength of the material if its just a surface coating.

This...
09-24-07, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,558
Posted By MtbVA

I'm using citristrip gel from walmart. It's...

I'm using citristrip gel from walmart.
It's working very well! I still need to apply it again to some spots that didn't get good contact the first time.
...
09-14-07, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By MtbVA

http://www.webcyclery.com/product.php?productid=17...

http://www.webcyclery.com/product.php?productid=17022&cat=291&page=1
08-18-07, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By MtbVA

Not counting the bugs I’ve ate, I've really only...

Not counting the bugs I’ve ate, I've really only had near misses with a bear, quite a few deer, squirrels & various small creatures, I think one squirrel did bounced off the front wheel once.
I...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-07, 09:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 29,527
Posted By MtbVA

http://www.dietrologia.net/photohosting/bikecarry....

http://www.dietrologia.net/photohosting/bikecarry.jpg

I carry my bike like this guy except I grab the down tube next to the bottom bracket with the saddle on my shoulder.
08-11-07, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By MtbVA

http://commutebybike.com/2006/11/11/how-to-make-yo...

http://commutebybike.com/2006/11/11/how-to-make-your-own-bull-horn-handle-bars/

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/HB409A49-Delta+Ergo+Bars.aspx
08-09-07, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By MtbVA

Worry more about rim width for non-disk brakes.

Worry more about rim width if using rim brakes!
Get rims that have similar widths.
I bought an inexpensive set of wheels for street riding & commuting with my mountain bike.
The cheaper wheels are...
07-14-07, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By MtbVA

http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=21

http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=21
07-06-07, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By MtbVA

I cracked the paint a little the first time I...

I cracked the paint a little the first time I replaced the derailleur on my big tube aluminum frame, It didn't do any damage to the frame but I did realize that the bolt doesn't need to be as tight...
07-06-07, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By MtbVA

I'm running 8spd with 9spd, works just fine! ...

I'm running 8spd with 9spd, works just fine!
8spd: chain, rear cassette & shifters / 9spd: derailers & cranks (chain rings).
07-06-07, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By MtbVA

cut a shim out of aluminum can.

cut a shim out of aluminum can.
06-24-07, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By MtbVA

No problems at all.

No problems at all.
06-20-07, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,346
Posted By MtbVA

Use a block of wood or rubber mallet to tap the...

Use a block of wood or rubber mallet to tap the steerer tube down an inch or so, then tap it back up from underneath, this will loosen the split ring so you can pull it away and the fork should fall...
05-20-07, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By MtbVA

gastro, I'm curious, what caused that...

gastro,

I'm curious, what caused that damage? It doesn't look like riding damage.
05-18-07, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By MtbVA

It's been many years since I've been there last...

It's been many years since I've been there last but I bought an area trail map from this place - http://www.ertc.com/mountainbiking.cfm . I've camped at a Bed & Breakfast that had camp sites just...
05-03-07, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By MtbVA

Any derailer made for 9 speed will work with 8...

Any derailer made for 9 speed will work with 8 speed shifters.

Raiyn,
I think what the guy meant was older hubs using less than 7 gears are not as wide as current 8 & 9 speed hubs (135mm wide),...
04-28-07, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,324
Posted By MtbVA

"Righty Tighty & Lefty Loosey"...Just like any...

"Righty Tighty & Lefty Loosey"...Just like any other normal thread pattern..You rotate a bolt Clockwise to tighten (screw in) and you turn Counter Clockwise to loosen (screw out).

Loosening (screw...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-07, 10:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,439
Posted By MtbVA

I want to sell my "calorie credits" to overweight...

I want to sell my "calorie credits" to overweight lazy people.

If you can sell carbon credits to people who don't want to stop polluting why couldn't you sell calorie credits to the overweight?...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-07, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,559
Posted By MtbVA

Yea, I do that, even in my car. Sometimes if they...

Yea, I do that, even in my car. Sometimes if they look really pissed I'll blow them a kiss and mouth "I love you".
The people that go off like that are prepared for a verbal battle, but when you...
04-05-07, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By MtbVA

going to Slaty Fork?

going to Slaty Fork?
04-04-07, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By MtbVA

I've ordered from...

I've ordered from http://www.pricepoint.com/default.htm many times, most of the time it's stuff that is closeout and on sale.
I've had no problems at all, except they ran out of stock a couple of...
04-03-07, 06:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,436
Posted By MtbVA

http://img87.imageshack.us/slideshow/player.php?id...

http://img87.imageshack.us/slideshow/player.php?id=img87/1129/1175646736i3o.smil

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8425/kleinss03qj0.th.jpg (http://img87.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kleinss03qj0.jpg)
04-03-07, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,285
Posted By MtbVA

I've been using these for a while...

I've been using these for a while http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=964&category=1131
They are a little heavy but what a smooth, quite ride compared to knobbies.
I have...
04-01-07, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By MtbVA

clean with a spray cleaner as mentioned - the...

clean with a spray cleaner as mentioned - the citrus stuff work well on normal grease & grime, I like windex citrus for bike frame cleaning, it doesn't leave a film like some heavy citrus cleaners...
03-29-07, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,458
Posted By MtbVA

It was just a list of bearings with 2" diameters,...

It was just a list of bearings with 2" diameters, there was at least 4 or 5 pages of different cartridge bearings.

All I did was go the mscdirect website and searched for bearings. They have a lot...
03-28-07, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,458
Posted By MtbVA

http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/N2DRVSH?PACACHE=0000...

http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/N2DRVSH?PACACHE=000000008237260
03-28-07, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By MtbVA

9spd cogs are closer together using the same...

9spd cogs are closer together using the same overall distance as 8spd cogs.
rear cog & chain must match.

The derailers are controled by the shifter, so 9spd derailers will work with 8sp shifters....
03-28-07, 10:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,313
Posted By MtbVA

I did this in AutoCAD. I will e-mail it if you...

I did this in AutoCAD.
I will e-mail it if you want it, just give me an e-mail adress & file type you want.

-shouldn't the closed end of the wrenches have a hexagon insted of a circle-
Forum: Commuting
03-25-07, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By MtbVA

Body type & saddle shape make a big difference...

Body type & saddle shape make a big difference from person to person.

My personal preference is a saddle with very little curve built in.
I could never get used to a WTB that had a curvy nose. If...
03-20-07, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 915
Posted By MtbVA

Have you thought about using bar ends?

Have you thought about using bar ends?
Forum: Commuting
01-31-07, 11:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,573
Posted By MtbVA

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01-31-07, 09:53 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,622
Posted By MtbVA

So far: Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee,...

So far:
Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Washington DC, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, Hawaii

Yokosuka Japan. You could use a cheap cable lock through the wheel & frame, not even...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-07, 08:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,573
Posted By MtbVA

I think you meant to say Carbon Monoxide. If...

I think you meant to say Carbon Monoxide.
If cars were filling the atmosphere with carbon dioxide all the plants would grow like crazy.

So, if carbon dioxide is a pollutant you wish to stop...
01-30-07, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By MtbVA

If you are taking the parts from one bike and...

If you are taking the parts from one bike and using on another you may not be able to use ALL of the components on ANY frame.

1. If the new frame seat tube diameter is different you may need a new...
01-26-07, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By MtbVA

old tube + electrical tape

old tube + electrical tape
01-26-07, 05:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,605
Posted By MtbVA

6061 vs 7005 ...

6061 vs 7005 http://www.mtbr.com/files/data/250.html
01-24-07, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By MtbVA

- Mile Posts, either on map or trail, it's nice...

- Mile Posts, either on map or trail, it's nice to know if shorter to go back or continue if something unforseen happens.
- Legend, If you use symbols have a description for every one.
- For...
01-24-07, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,006
Posted By MtbVA

$40...

$40 http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/13704-040_TEKMT4-3-Parts-159-Brakes/VBrakes/Tektro-Quartz-MT14--Brakes-%26-Levers-Set.htm

I put a set on a secondary bike last year. Cheap & they work well....
01-21-07, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By MtbVA

Magazine add from Dec 1995; Does this help?

Magazine add from Dec 1995; Does this help?
01-21-07, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,748
Posted By MtbVA

I love my ENO!!!!! I had a surly singleater & a...

I love my ENO!!!!!
I had a surly singleater & a freehub cog kit which did work well, but when riding on the trail I would still get a little chain slap & with the noise of the roller on the...
01-20-07, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By MtbVA

After looking at that cnc or forged chainstay...

After looking at that cnc or forged chainstay yoke it looks like a SUPERGO knock-off frame of a popular MANITOU or AMP style frame from the mid 90's.
Forum: Commuting
01-15-07, 10:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,427
Posted By MtbVA

"Where is the rest of 'em?" What were you...

"Where is the rest of 'em?"

What were you riding & what were you wearing?
Could be he thought you were on a group ride and was looking for the rest of the group??
01-14-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By MtbVA

also, inexpensive bolts are made with softer...

also, inexpensive bolts are made with softer metal, which makes them round off easier.
01-14-07, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,086
Posted By MtbVA

Check out WebCyclery, I had Mean Todd build a...

Check out WebCyclery, I had Mean Todd build a rear eno eccentric wheel.
I had no problems, I would use them again if I needed a wheel built.
WebCylery custom wheel builder ...
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