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07-12-06, 12:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By Anthony King

1--The BMXers were being stupid. 2--It is...

1--The BMXers were being stupid.

2--It is just as stupid--but not as immediately dangerous--to think "[t]hey are the reason I get beer cans thrown at me, and cars attempt to hit me on my ride to...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-06, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Anthony King

I work at a shop that sells Trek/Bontrager and...

I work at a shop that sells Trek/Bontrager and Specialized. I'd go with the Armadillo between the two tires you mention.
07-05-06, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By Anthony King

Exactly. The rear derailleur doesn't give a damn...

Exactly. The rear derailleur doesn't give a damn if it is shifting over a two or ten cog cassette. The rear derailleur just does what the shifter tells it to do. The indexing is in the shifter,...
07-04-06, 01:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Anthony King

Correct. You don't have to replace the...

Correct. You don't have to replace the hub/rebuild the wheel--just swtich the freehub bodies. You need to buy a Campy freehub body for the Mavic hub. Shops that have Mavic wheelsets should have...
06-25-06, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Anthony King

Very often this creak means the bb needs to be...

Very often this creak means the bb needs to be tightened and/or is dry. You'll have to remove the cranks, which requires a special tool. Check to make sure both bb cups are tightened--this also...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-06, 06:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,762
Posted By Anthony King

I vote for some type of platform. You can wear...

I vote for some type of platform. You can wear any shoe you want and they won't get scuffed by clips. The efficiency difference is ridiculously exaggerated. My foot has never slipped off a pedal. ...
06-22-06, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By Anthony King

I'll repeat what others have said for...

I'll repeat what others have said for emphasis--take the bike to your dealer and check Trek's crash replacement policy. I work for a shop that sells Treks and the crash replacement provisions are...
06-18-06, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Anthony King

The problem isn't merely speed, it is road...

The problem isn't merely speed, it is road vibration--which is of course a function of speed. Cars soak it up, bike trailers don't. The lil' one gets vibrated around way too much and they get...
06-18-06, 12:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,000
Posted By Anthony King

Nice, factual thread title.

Nice, factual thread title.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-06, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Anthony King

Niether of the bikes you mention are built for...

Niether of the bikes you mention are built for 300lb. riders. Don't be fooled by the fact that the guy selling you a Trek will tell you there isn't any rider weight limit. That just means Trek...
06-15-06, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 988
Posted By Anthony King

Just spotted a typo in my title, which I can't...

Just spotted a typo in my title, which I can't change, maybe a mod can switch the "the" to "these"
06-15-06, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 988
Posted By Anthony King

Are you covered in these situations? Insurance and car-free cyclists

Two Mondays ago I was hit from behind in a pretty bad wreck. Amazingly (the car that hit me was going 45), I only had four broken bones and shouldn't have any permanent damage. The doctor says I...
05-03-06, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By Anthony King

Thanks to those who provided links about human...

Thanks to those who provided links about human powered family movin'.

The overpopulation crows might consider that the problem is not that there are too many people for our earth to support . The...
05-01-06, 05:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By Anthony King

Carryin' children bikes, trikes, etc.

Hello all,

I am going to be married soon and am starting to think about solutions to carrying children around. My fiance and I are both on the same page as far as cars go, so we've been thinking...
03-30-06, 03:40 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 5,681
Posted By Anthony King

Unless the lane is super, super wide I take the...

Unless the lane is super, super wide I take the lane.

I don't like cars passing me in my lane, they get too close. I don't fear getting hit from behind. Hits from behind are statistically...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-06, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,949
Posted By Anthony King

Unless that road bike can take 32's with fenders...

Unless that road bike can take 32's with fenders and is ready ready for a rack go with the cyclocross bike. I would ditch the stock Tricross tires if you're primarily riding on the pavement. We...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-06, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By Anthony King

If you are talking the same tire with the same...

If you are talking the same tire with the same tread, you won't be alot faster or slower if you go up to a 37mm or down to a 23mm. The speed differences on real world road conditions are negligible,...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-05, 08:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,542
Posted By Anthony King

The 'tross is the way to go if you're trying to...

The 'tross is the way to go if you're trying to sit upright. Wrap those babies almost to the stem and you'll have plenty of hand positions--from chair-like upright to fairly aggressive.

AK
11-27-05, 07:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,747
Posted By Anthony King

Rolling resistance is measured in a lab. In a...

Rolling resistance is measured in a lab. In a lab there are no potholes, bumps, or expansion cracks. Skinnier tires are usually run at higher psi. Higher psi is an advantage on a perfectly smooth...
11-17-05, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 505,198
Posted By Anthony King

I have one brand new Cane Creek 200TT Lever left...

I have one brand new Cane Creek 200TT Lever left over from a build I just finished. I'd like a good used 17T cog, but I'll certainly entertain other offers.
Forum: Commuting
11-15-05, 10:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,390
Posted By Anthony King

Thanks for the advice. I'll get a lawyer if I...

Thanks for the advice. I'll get a lawyer if I need to, but I'm a pretty good advocate for myself. I will get 100% of my claim one way or the other.

I'm actually writing to let people know that...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-05, 09:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,390
Posted By Anthony King

Anyone use AIG Insurance? Please read.

On October 28 a driver insured by AIG attempted to make a left turn from a sidestreet onto the road I was travelling as I biked home from work. The driver did not see me when she began her turn, but...
11-13-05, 06:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,828
Posted By Anthony King

EAI still has them. QBP just started carrying...

EAI still has them. QBP just started carrying them. I think the ones QBP is carrying are only fixed threaded on one side, which is unfortunate. I could be wrong and I'll check on Monday.

I know...
11-12-05, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,270
Posted By Anthony King

On Tuesday or Wednesday I'm getting all the parts...

On Tuesday or Wednesday I'm getting all the parts to convert my singlespeed Miyata to fixed gear. I'm of course excited--I've been waiting for almost a year to be able to buy all the parts at...
10-13-05, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By Anthony King

This is why I don't move over. You don't have to...

This is why I don't move over. You don't have to worry about retaking the lane if you never give it up.
10-09-05, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 935
Posted By Anthony King

The LBS prices about right if you buy hubs, rims,...

The LBS prices about right if you buy hubs, rims, spokes and labor individually--and the ebay price is incredibly low.

At the shop I work at Deep V's retail for 70-75 each. A set of Formula/IRO...
10-01-05, 08:58 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,216
Posted By Anthony King

A note for those looking for colored Deep V's-- ...

A note for those looking for colored Deep V's--

If you don't live in Chicago and want to deal with your LBS your LBS should easily be able to get them for you if they have a relationship with...
10-01-05, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Anthony King

I've been thinking about turning a 24" BMX...

I've been thinking about turning a 24" BMX cruiser into a fixed gear. I just want to do it for the fun of it. I'm surprised I haven't seen more people do it since tons of fixed riders have a BMX...
09-24-05, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,448
Posted By Anthony King

Another vote for towels. The more fluffy and...

Another vote for towels. The more fluffy and gargantuan sized the better. Wrap 'em in several layers.
09-24-05, 12:11 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,210
Posted By Anthony King

Irving is about 10 miles west of Dallas and 20...

Irving is about 10 miles west of Dallas and 20 miles west of Fort Worth. I live in the old downtown section which still has a concentration of businesses, so my essential goods and services are a...
09-19-05, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By Anthony King

Yeah, but then you wouldn't have the pleasure and...

Yeah, but then you wouldn't have the pleasure and knowledge of building it yourself. Plus, you'd end up with a better bike with option A.

Buying a whole bike for the components isn't a bad idea. ...
09-19-05, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By Anthony King

Don't overlook the White Industries hub for...

Don't overlook the White Industries hub for vertical dropouts. It's pricey, but will greatly increase the number of frames you have to choose from.
09-19-05, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,918
Posted By Anthony King

That's the main reason I prefer canti's. A close...

That's the main reason I prefer canti's. A close second is that if you don't have any V-brakes in your stable all of your levers on any bike you own can work on any other bike you own.

I really...
09-19-05, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By Anthony King

Check with a local framebuilder about putting...

Check with a local framebuilder about putting track dropouts on a mtn. bike with vertical dropouts. You can easily find an old steel mtn. bike frame with vertical dropouts without spending much.
09-18-05, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By Anthony King

Doubly shamed. 1-Didn't use the search...

Doubly shamed.

1-Didn't use the search function

2-Have a typo in my title which can't be edited

The Soma stuff isn't the right shade. I have hopes for Bontrager's, though I can't find a...
09-18-05, 12:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 915
Posted By Anthony King

I was thinking he wanted to convert a road frame....

I was thinking he wanted to convert a road frame. Track frames do run larger than a road frame with the same size seat tube.
09-18-05, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By Anthony King

Pink bar wrap? (Shameless aeshetic nitpicking)

The lady has wanted a fixed gear for while, so I'm rounding up parts.

I'm looking at a white frame and lots of pink. I have pink Deep-V's, I found some pink brake cable housing. I'm a bit stuck...
09-17-05, 11:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 915
Posted By Anthony King

Now I'm a little confused. The tires you see...

Now I'm a little confused.

The tires you see on most of the bikes around here aren't tubulars/sew-ups. They are clinchers. Skinny? yes. But you can build a road bike conversion w/ larger tires....
09-17-05, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By Anthony King

Go to the track tomorrow and play the ponies,...

Go to the track tomorrow and play the ponies, Lady Luck is smiling on you.

How did you come by this hub "butt cheap"?
09-16-05, 12:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,176
Posted By Anthony King

Well done on the conversion. Did you paint the...

Well done on the conversion. Did you paint the lugs by hand or mask them off and spray them? What paint did you use?

My geared commuter is a radically altered MB-1 so I have a soft spot for...
09-15-05, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 56,894
Posted By Anthony King

Nice to look at even if you can't afford them. ...

Nice to look at even if you can't afford them.

Suntour Superbe Pro Track Pedals -- NOS...
09-15-05, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By Anthony King

I've looked at RB-1's for awhile and I've seen a...

I've looked at RB-1's for awhile and I've seen a complete bike (1991) in very good condition go for $410. I've seen a red NOS 1992 go for $1025. $275 seems a little high for just the frame and...
09-05-05, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By Anthony King

Texas motorcycle drivers can go helmetless if...

Texas motorcycle drivers can go helmetless if they are "at least 21 [18] years old and have successfully completed a motorcycle operator training and safety course under Chapter 662 or is covered by...
09-05-05, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,355
Posted By Anthony King

Cars, without occupants and luggage, are two-ton...

Cars, without occupants and luggage, are two-ton vehicles that regularly drive 10+ mph over the speed limit.

Bikes, with operator and luggage, weigh 200-300 pounds and rarely go over 25mph.
...
09-05-05, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Anthony King

This would be my guess. You can't always...

This would be my guess. You can't always diagnose a bent der hanger by sight. Have it checked with a der hanger alignment tool.

The B screw controls how far away the upper pulley is from the...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-05, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,326
Posted By Anthony King

Re: wobbly baskets I've found wobbling and...

Re: wobbly baskets

I've found wobbling and rattling is taken care of by thick zip ties. I use a front basket attached to a small front rack. Zip tie that sucker down real tight. I've never had...
08-29-05, 09:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,034
Posted By Anthony King

Thanks for all tips. I like to hunt down...

Thanks for all tips.

I like to hunt down obscure stuff for customers, it's just that in the middle of the day I only have time to look at the usual line-up of distributors' catalogs. If I strike...
08-29-05, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,034
Posted By Anthony King

Good idea, but there's no reasoning with him. ...

Good idea, but there's no reasoning with him. He's convinced it will work. A fellow wrench who is a Cat 1 racer tried to tell him that he hardly ever touches his 53-11. Didn't dissuade him one...
08-29-05, 08:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,034
Posted By Anthony King

A guy comes in the shop today with his track bike...

A guy comes in the shop today with his track bike (48-16 setup) and wants a larger gear. Not just a little larger, but something which can only be described as monumental. He wanted the biggest...
08-24-05, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,390
Posted By Anthony King

Tough situation. The only suggestion I have is...

Tough situation. The only suggestion I have is working on planning to meet at times you can won't be tempted to drive. The downside is that you'd probably see her less often, which is also an...
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