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11-15-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By Atavar

Winter noob pleasantly surprised

Well, i made my first ever ride on Snow and Ice with a bicycle today and this fat old man was amazed at how stable my bike is with the Schwalbe Marathon Winters.. those 240 studs really do the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-11, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20,041
Views: 4,397,467
Posted By Atavar

I put my shiney new winter tires on today! They...

I put my shiney new winter tires on today! They are noisier and have a bit more drag than my summer tires, but for some reason they feel more agile....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20,041
Views: 4,397,467
Posted By Atavar

All in all a productive bicycle day.. I started...

All in all a productive bicycle day.. I started out by rebending the mount for my Canondale rear rack so it would have a natural lie putting the mounts right at the brazeons with no stress....
10-05-11, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,284
Posted By Atavar

Peugeot tail light

I am trying to restore my wife's childhood Peugeot, and I need to find a replacement tail light or lens. Can anyone help?

TIA!

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm265/Atavar4/plight.jpg
10-05-11, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,300,110
Posted By Atavar

I am restoring my wife's childhood Peugeot as a...

I am restoring my wife's childhood Peugeot as a surprise, and the tough part is going to be finding the lens for the original tail light. Can anyone point me to where I could get one or do you...
10-02-11, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By Atavar

multiple Hydro levers?

I am currently riding with a BB7 front disk with two sets of levers (reverse and interrupter) on trekker bars. I really like the setup but recently rode a bike with hydro brakes and am sort of...
09-18-11, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Atavar

Thanks for the advice. The driver here is not to...

Thanks for the advice. The driver here is not to get more gears, but to upgrade from the old worn out X.4 derailleur to another that will shift better. There just doesn't seem to be a lot of options...
09-18-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Atavar

8 speed to 10 speed

First off, please excuse my ignorance..

OK, so I have a Bianchi Advantage that I really like as my daily commuter, seriously fredicated but it suits my needs well. Well, it is getting to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20,041
Views: 4,397,467
Posted By Atavar

I got tired of riding with cheap headlights, but...

I got tired of riding with cheap headlights, but I'm cheap.. I did a lot of searching and found these on a discount sales website. Only one day but so far I am completely amazed at what I got for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By Atavar

I do a lot of short rides and the occasional 30...

I do a lot of short rides and the occasional 30 mile (long for this Clyde) ride. I used to have a big problem with saddle pain until I caved in to my bro's constant harping and got an unpadded...
09-06-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 47,409
Posted By Atavar

Get a light weight cable lock to secure the front...

Get a light weight cable lock to secure the front wheel to the bike. Then use a compact u-lock to lock the back wheel to the bike rack / sign post. Here is a great read describing this method.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20,041
Views: 4,397,467
Posted By Atavar

My mudflaps fell off my commuter, so I ordered...

My mudflaps fell off my commuter, so I ordered replacements from PlanetBike.com .. gotta love their free shipping for small parts. The mudflaps got here and had the same flimsy plastic attachers...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-11, 07:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,604
Posted By Atavar

Video will only do you good for your scrapbook or...

Video will only do you good for your scrapbook or maybe for showing the parents. Last I heard digital images are still not evidence in criminal proceedings. Photoshop is too easy.
07-05-11, 07:04 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 27,906
Posted By Atavar

$1200 is worth taking them to small claims court...

$1200 is worth taking them to small claims court over. I have no doubt a judge will interpret "full lifetime replacement" differently than they do.
Forum: Foo
07-03-11, 12:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,030
Posted By Atavar

You are ok with either size.. on a Jeep the...

You are ok with either size.. on a Jeep the biggest consideration is diameter. Jeep brakes are exactly enough, and if you put taller tires on them they will be less than enough.

The 235/70 is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-11, 11:42 PM
Replies: 20,041
Views: 4,397,467
Posted By Atavar

I got tired of the Nob mounts my lights were...

I got tired of the Nob mounts my lights were mounted on coming loose on my tapered fork so I went to Nashbar and got their $10 mini front rack, bolted it to the unused brake bosses and bolted a piece...
Forum: Foo
07-02-11, 11:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,030
Posted By Atavar

Grand Cherokee for the last ten year. That minor...

Grand Cherokee for the last ten year. That minor leak on the transfer case is NOT a minor issue. Get it dealt with now for $1000 or pay $5000 later.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-11, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By Atavar

Tell yur kids to quit letting the air out of your...

Tell yur kids to quit letting the air out of your tire.
07-01-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Atavar

New bicycling game.. Turd de France

http://www.addictinggames.com/action-games/turd-de-france-game.jsp
07-01-11, 03:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Atavar

Think Tricycle.. old full sized tricycles used...

Think Tricycle.. old full sized tricycles used 12" wheels with big hubs and 3 inch spokes. Today some go-carts use 3 inch spokes.

This may be what you have..
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06-30-11, 09:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,617
Posted By Atavar

Here's a graphic showing the three gear inch...

Here's a graphic showing the three gear inch ranges.. I stole the numbers from contango's post above.. but it shows the overlap by the rear sprockets for each of the three front sprockets..
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-11, 06:14 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 18,001
Posted By Atavar

If you rely on two pieces of plastic in your...

If you rely on two pieces of plastic in your spokes to make you safe you are living in a dream world. I like to take those off, but as I think about it I don't know if I have on my commuter yet. I...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-11, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,293
Views: 169,367
Posted By Atavar

You might be surprised.. some times build is...

You might be surprised.. some times build is genetic and not environmental.. I have known some round guys that lost weight until bones stuck out and they were still round.

I am a Clyde too,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-11, 10:45 PM
Replies: 20,041
Views: 4,397,467
Posted By Atavar

Mudflaps from PlanetBike for $5 delivered. Ya...

Mudflaps from PlanetBike for $5 delivered. Ya gotta love their free shipping for parts policy!
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm265/Atavar4/bicycle/flaps/flaps002.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-11, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By Atavar

I would avoid the super-flashes.. they have only...

I would avoid the super-flashes.. they have only a mediocre clip attachment and will bounce off of your rack on rough roads or potholes. I have replaced mine once and am shopping for yet another...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-11, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By Atavar

Fender stays are subject too a lot of vibration...

Fender stays are subject too a lot of vibration but not a lot of stress. If it were me I would worry about zip ties moving and needing a lot of tweaking to keep them in place on tapered forks. What...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-11, 09:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,493
Posted By Atavar

pinch the back of your hand.. how fast the skin...

pinch the back of your hand.. how fast the skin snaps back is a good hydration indicator..

Of course it could be the drugs..
06-27-11, 08:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,338
Posted By Atavar

Here's my thoughts on the cost of bikes.. A...

Here's my thoughts on the cost of bikes.. A little more money makes a cheap bike a lot better, a whole lot of money makes a very expensive bike a teeny bit better..

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06-27-11, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,338
Posted By Atavar

No, but if you buy a four year old $1000 hybrid...

No, but if you buy a four year old $1000 hybrid for $200 because it was cluttering up someones garage and you upgrade the components and redo the bearings and add the lights and fenders it can ride...
06-27-11, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,223
Posted By Atavar

FWIW, two blinking white lights ( they are seen...

FWIW, two blinking white lights ( they are seen as wig-wags (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wig-wag_%28automobile%29) ) on the front of a vehicle is also illegal, but I have never heard of a bicycle...
06-27-11, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By Atavar

Here in ND you don't get a DUI on a bicycle, that...

Here in ND you don't get a DUI on a bicycle, that honor is reserved for "motor vehicles", which can be a motorized wheel chair or lawn mower. You can, however, be cited for public intoxication.
06-27-11, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,338
Posted By Atavar

This is exactly why I bought a used bike and am...

This is exactly why I bought a used bike and am almost done replacing every moving part on it. To my way of thinking a frame is a frame and for an over-weight recreational rider like myself the...
06-26-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,958
Posted By Atavar

The best $20 you ever spent on your bike ....

What is the best $20 or less purchase you have made for your bicycle that made the biggest positive change in your life? Brake pads? Some magical grease or lube? Some little ergo farkle that made...
06-26-11, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Atavar

Evil grease thread

I hope lubrication threads aren't reviled here as much as they are on motorcycle forums..:innocent:

I finally ordered all the tools I need to go through the bicycles and properly maintain the...
Forum: Touring
06-25-11, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,545
Posted By Atavar

I replaced the cushy gel Sele Royale on my...

I replaced the cushy gel Sele Royale on my commuter with a green Brooks, just because of the green and the copper. I was a bit worried also about breakin, etc but by mile five it was like a butt...
Forum: Foo
06-25-11, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 776
Posted By Atavar

Agreed, if it is a large black walnut research...

Agreed, if it is a large black walnut research and find a local saw mill, they may be happy to take the tree down for you and haul it away. Put up an ad on Craigs List with a picture of the tree,...
06-25-11, 05:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,626
Posted By Atavar

I am going to draw some flames with this one, but...

I am going to draw some flames with this one, but as a cyclist (motor or pedal) it is up to you to not *let* other people hurt you. It doesn't matter who had right of way, who was driving legally or...
06-25-11, 05:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,063
Posted By Atavar

Heck, just outside of Apache Junction Az are two...

Heck, just outside of Apache Junction Az are two really tall hills adorned with a cluster of radio towers on each.. I used to love to ride up to the pass between them in thunderstorms to sit and...
06-25-11, 05:12 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 243,634
Posted By Atavar

2XL's fit me just right with no drawstring at a...

2XL's fit me just right with no drawstring at a 46" waist.. I suspect a 52" waist would make them too tight. If Lycra shorts are too tight they just roll down when you move.. not an attractive...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-11, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20,041
Views: 4,397,467
Posted By Atavar

I put some Wald folding baskets on the commuter...

I put some Wald folding baskets on the commuter yesterday. The baskets themselves are quite nice and they came with nice removable liner bags, but the mounting hardware that came with them is...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-11, 09:33 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 23,052
Posted By Atavar

Copper bottle cages to go with the green brooks...

Copper bottle cages to go with the green brooks saddle..
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The copper fender stays are an experiment. the jury is still out on them. Now if I can just find a copper seatpost...
06-20-11, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,727
Posted By Atavar

The trail-a-bike idea is the way to go and would...

The trail-a-bike idea is the way to go and would be relatively simple,, weld a steerer tube to a sort of reverse trailer hitch to tie to TWO ball hitches on the puller constructed rigid to the seat...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 23,052
Posted By Atavar

I know on the surface this si the wrong thread to...

I know on the surface this si the wrong thread to post this in, but I am slowly adding copper bits to my hunter green Bianchi Advantage. It all started with the green Brooks classic saddle, which...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-11, 06:51 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 23,052
Posted By Atavar

You better ask your sheriff what will happen to...

You better ask your sheriff what will happen to you when you draw your weapon when the teenage kid is driving away. If you can't *PROVE* he was trying to kill you at the moment you fired a weapon...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-11, 09:33 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 23,052
Posted By Atavar

new headlights! Being the cheap SOB that I am I...

new headlights! Being the cheap SOB that I am I found these for $3 each at dinodirect.com and bought two..
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and two NOB mounts...
06-13-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By Atavar

BB5 spoke noise

Thanks to advice from a great mechanic at my LBS (Great Northern Bikes) I got my BB5 disc brake adjusted properly. My stopping distance is easily a third of what it was before. I still can't lock...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 46,661
Posted By Atavar

On the subject of the bottom bracket popping,...

On the subject of the bottom bracket popping, and your mention of finding metal in the grease.. perhaps what you need to do is take it all apart and really flush everything out. Remove ALL the...
06-10-11, 07:25 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 243,634
Posted By Atavar

Here in our municipality it is actually illegal...

Here in our municipality it is actually illegal to ride your bicycle on the sidewalk. Sidewalks are for pedestrians.
06-09-11, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 29,325
Posted By Atavar

A agree with the above.. what I would do is talk...

A agree with the above.. what I would do is talk to the bike seller and ask "Knowing I am large are you going to warranty this bike?" .. if they are willing to risk the warranty issues that is a...
06-09-11, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,833
Posted By Atavar

How about one of these on your bottom rear cross...

How about one of these on your bottom rear cross bar.. It would work for towing a bike too..

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