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Forum: Touring
03-31-11, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By Drwecki

smartphone (dry bag) plus crossbars what are my options?

Hey all, I'm new to the touring game....but I've done a few tours (bike camping).

I just bought an HTC thunderbolt (smartphone) and I love it (it has two GPS program that work in airplane mode),...
Forum: Touring
06-08-10, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By Drwecki

Friend wants to come has back, rack, and hiking backpack (metal frame)..

I've been getting my touring bike built for the past couple of weeks (mmm months ;( ) and I was talking to my friend (an avid hiker) about my plans and he wanted to come with. I helped him pick out...
06-07-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,216
Posted By Drwecki

Thanks Furibal... I got it. Appreciate your...

Thanks Furibal... I got it. Appreciate your helpful insights! And I also appreciate the white knuckle technique and the bike shop spy suggestion thanks... Will have freewheel remover and extra...
06-02-10, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,216
Posted By Drwecki

So what are the signs that you guys notice that...

So what are the signs that you guys notice that makes you check the tension o the wheel. I just don't get these responses. People assume too much about other people's abilities on this blog. I just...
06-02-10, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,216
Posted By Drwecki

Checking Spoke Tension on a working rim

Hi All,

I am putting the finishing touches on my touring bike (bike camper) and I'm going to get the wheels on the truing stand and do them up...I've done this before and have built wheels etc.....
Forum: Touring
05-31-10, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,245
Posted By Drwecki

Ha, I got those pedals for 10 bucks (at a swap)...

Ha, I got those pedals for 10 bucks (at a swap) with leather covers and red leather straps.. They're some MKS dealies..don't know much else about them..

Yes, my life is not that hard, but cutting...
Forum: Touring
05-27-10, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,245
Posted By Drwecki

Thanks for the bad news...the instructions...

Thanks for the bad news...the instructions actually tell me to adjust until they fit and it has arows indicating that I should somehow magically move the fenders various directions..I almost died...
Forum: Touring
05-27-10, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,245
Posted By Drwecki

SKS P45 fenders...do I need to cut they stays? And I don't want to.

Hi all... Building my first touring cycle (a 1985 cannondale) I bought the SKS p45 fenders and they stick out really far from the wheels.. Is cutting the stays down common practice? I don't really...
05-26-10, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,093
Posted By Drwecki

Adding extra headset washers or spacers? Is it possible?

Hey all, I bought a headset and installed it only to learn that the stack height was smaller than expected... And the locknut can't keep going (i.e. it's not threaded all the way through the top and...
05-25-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By Drwecki

126mm hub to a 130mm frame....

Hi all. I have a 1985 cannondale touring bike.. I have an old Araya wheelset that I want to put on it ..the cannondale takes 130 spacing..the Araya has 126 spacing.. Ok...

So, I mock it up and I...
05-18-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 51,746
Views: 6,841,327
Posted By Drwecki

I need a tripple crank for my 85 cannondale...

I need a tripple crank for my 85 cannondale touring bike.. Does the square taper look ok to you guys? I think it looks ok but would like a second opinion.. don't want to drop 45 bucks on a piece of...
03-12-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,053
Posted By Drwecki

I like fixed gears, internal gears, 10speed,...

I like fixed gears, internal gears, 10speed, granny gears, coaster brake hubs (I actually own one of each if you wouldn't believe it..except no 3speed yet).

I ride a POS fixed gear in the snow,...
03-12-10, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,546
Posted By Drwecki

Yeah, the St Vinny's sale is usually every other...

Yeah, the St Vinny's sale is usually every other Saturday, but I'm going to rev cycles swap this Saturday (3 bucks to charity to get in..generaly good deals..maybe I'll get lucky). You know what's...
03-12-10, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,546
Posted By Drwecki

I live in Madison, so Waukesha's not that far...

I live in Madison, so Waukesha's not that far away. As for mechanically inclined-ness I am good up until I have to do fabrication. My weak point is my drill, but I also don't feel comfortable...
03-11-10, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,546
Posted By Drwecki

No the post is out. I removed it a while back...

No the post is out. I removed it a while back when I first got it, but when I tried to take out the bolt and clean it up a bit, the bolt broke in half. And what a nice offer to drill it out for me...
03-11-10, 06:39 PM
03-11-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,546
Posted By Drwecki

Spring Blues/ Bridgestone Expanding Seatpost Dead..Can I use seatpost clamp?

Hey all, I got a bridgestone that someone else threw away. Anyways, The bridgestone has one of those exapnding seatposts (like a quill stem).. The bolt (not the seatpost) cracked in half... the bolt...
01-13-10, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Drwecki

Only 20 bucks really? ...

Only 20 bucks really? http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:EIWTnsBulMfWsM%3Ahttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/2550144374_67a65b226c.jpg

They are so pretty :). I was at the Madison Swap meet...
01-12-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Drwecki

What's a fair price for 600 AX brakes?

Hey all,

I want to buy a pair of Shimano 600 AX brakes. What is a fair price for these brakes (only the calipers not the levers)? I want to know where I should end my ebay bidding. :)
01-10-10, 02:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Posted By Drwecki

1985 Cannondale Headset Dimension (iso or JIS)

Hi, I know I could measure, but that would be too easy.. Does anyone know if early Cannondales had ISO or JIS standard headsets? This is a 1985 cannodale touring frame.... It is definitely 1"...
12-28-09, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By Drwecki

Thanks for all the good ideas. I think I can put...

Thanks for all the good ideas. I think I can put a workout together. Now I just need to wait for my trainer to arrive. :)
12-28-09, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By Drwecki

Ha, I literally laughed out loud! Thanks! 1...

Ha, I literally laughed out loud! Thanks!

1 new question.

What do you all think about stealing a spinning workout for trainer use? I know some things are different, but I think it would be...
12-28-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By Drwecki

Fun training routines for indoor trainer?

Hi all,

I love cycling. However, I'm more of a commuter than anything else, but I still love it. The winter in Madison has killed the physical benefits of my daily commute to work (I still do...
09-08-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,826
Posted By Drwecki

Hey did anyone see that the bike thief had a...

Hey did anyone see that the bike thief had a helmet on. Now was it his helmet? Or did the dudes put that around his neck to form a handle.
09-07-09, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By Drwecki

Yeah, that looks like it will work too. Maybe...

Yeah, that looks like it will work too. Maybe being more forthright at first to point out what I and the other dude didn't see, because it's not prominently presented in the main picture (instead of...
09-02-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By Drwecki

Look at the picture of my BB and look at the...

Look at the picture of my BB and look at the tool. It's not the right tool for the bb. Your tool would grab something with square holes along the diameter of the cup....my bb has holes in the middle...
09-02-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By Drwecki

Yes, I don't even think I could buy it if I...

Yes, I don't even think I could buy it if I wanted too. I've looked over the interwebs and I'm not having luck and I can't read french (VAR still exists).
09-01-09, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By Drwecki

YUP You're right..that's what I would need. What...

YUP You're right..that's what I would need. What is the likelihood that my LBS will have it? Awe carp, I don't want to buy that !
09-01-09, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By Drwecki

http://briandrwecki.com/Documents/IMG_0265.JPG ...

http://briandrwecki.com/Documents/IMG_0265.JPG
Click the link to see it in a normal resolution I tried posting via the pic option, but no dice.. too much res on the camera.. It's an SR japan bb.
09-01-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By Drwecki

Sr bb cup..two square holes (big ones)

Hey all, I got an old SR bottom bracket cup I'm trying to remove off on older Raleigh America Olympian... It is one of those adjustable bbs (I love them), but my trusty spanner cannot handle this bad...
09-01-09, 07:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,068
Posted By Drwecki

Notice, I didn't say they should take you off the...

Notice, I didn't say they should take you off the cool list, I was curious what you were worried about...
08-31-09, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By Drwecki

You could make a weapon out of your...

You could make a weapon out of your handlebars..nice! Air compressor + Grip (or potato) + bar + neighbor = hilarious
08-31-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,068
Posted By Drwecki

Is it your friend? Seems like you have a reason...

Is it your friend? Seems like you have a reason for holding back.. Yeah it's totally shallow and the kid may have to pay out of pocket.. Tell them, the dude/dudette will learn and they'll probably...
08-31-09, 10:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By Drwecki

dude where's your front brake. I just looked at...

dude where's your front brake. I just looked at your pictures.. YOU CRAZY!!!! Is that a track frame? Ah crap man, bikes without front brakes scare me to death.. Fixed gear? I love the fixed gear...
08-31-09, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By Drwecki

I guess I'm not the only one getting sort of...

I guess I'm not the only one getting sort of frustrated. You could at least placate us by doing the line check I described and the last poster described. That way we'll know if the cable tension is...
08-31-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By Drwecki

Dude, do you have an LBS (local bike shop). Cable...

Dude, do you have an LBS (local bike shop). Cable housing is cheap cheap cheap cheap cheap when the LBS carries it in bulk! Like I get if for 2 bucks a foot. Make sure you ask them to dress the ends...
08-29-09, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,520,018
Posted By Drwecki

Snarky! Well yes and no. I guess you didn't...

Snarky! Well yes and no. I guess you didn't see that our friend Astro was not aware of the "obvious"... I was just making it explicitly clear, because it's fun to think about the science of bikes....
08-29-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,520,018
Posted By Drwecki

Let me add some food for thought. The larger the...

Let me add some food for thought. The larger the ratio the more time the wheels spin and the more time the wheels spin the more distance out with each crank rev. But, consider the second part of...
08-28-09, 11:44 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 33,998
Posted By Drwecki

^ your lady friends look paranoid as fu(k

^ your lady friends look paranoid as fu(k
08-19-09, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,294
Posted By Drwecki

3/8 bigger than 23s or 3/8ths bigger than my...

3/8 bigger than 23s or 3/8ths bigger than my original measurement of 1/2 (4/8). Did you do a mathematical calculation or are you working from experience (either is ok, I just want to know the...
08-19-09, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,294
Posted By Drwecki

I've checked Sheldon's website...

I've checked Sheldon's website http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html and my rim is 18mm which pushes the upper limit to about 40mm.

I will probably just go down to the LBS, they are...
08-19-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,294
Posted By Drwecki

Mainly price and selection concerns. I can get...

Mainly price and selection concerns. I can get whatever I want on the internet and usually cheaper too!
08-19-09, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Drwecki

This is a dumb post on my part..but have you...

This is a dumb post on my part..but have you checked to see if your cranks are on tight? I had a click pop under heavy load when the crank was loose. it's easy to check. Hold both cranks and put...
08-19-09, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,294
Posted By Drwecki

bump? Nobody? How do you measure tire clearance?...

bump? Nobody? How do you measure tire clearance? I thought that you measured the distance from current tire (700c x 23) to the bottom part of the fork crown (1 inch) and the sides a little more...
08-19-09, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,294
Posted By Drwecki

Tire Clearance? How to measure

Running 700c by 23 wheels. There is more than 1 inch clearance to the top of the fork and 1/2 + a littleeach on each side of the tire to the fork/brake (the brakes are old mafacs and extend further...
08-16-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 33,998
Posted By Drwecki

http://briandrwecki.com/images/Snapshot%20of%20me%...

http://briandrwecki.com/images/Snapshot%20of%20me%202.png This human is holding me capture. Please get me released.
07-30-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Drwecki

I googled oval toggle and struck out... can you...

I googled oval toggle and struck out... can you shoot me in the right direction?
07-30-09, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Drwecki

Leather Work and Rivets

Man the interweb has failed me.

I bought an old school hard briefcase to attach to my rack like a pannier (I bought the ortlieb hardware and everything). I'm doing my homework and one thing I...
Replies: 69
Views: 6,175
Posted By Drwecki

This is a great post. OK so here's my take on...

This is a great post. OK so here's my take on it. I've used the oil/sheldon method. It works and works fast. And your seat is comfy in a few weeks, rather than a few years. But it does void the...
Replies: 69
Views: 6,175
Posted By Drwecki

You know what I did with mine. 1) I soaked...

You know what I did with mine.

1) I soaked it for 30 minutes in neatsfeat oil ala sheldon brown.
2) I rode the heck out of it (not all long runs either)
3) I rode it in the rain once
4) Just...
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