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11-02-15, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Ubermich

FYI for anyone else who happens to be looking for...

FYI for anyone else who happens to be looking for the same thing. This headset is not 100% accurate. Almost all of the parts fit great! The crown race, however, is incorrect. The forks are 27mm. ...
10-07-15, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Ubermich

Thanks. This may very well be what happened. ...

Thanks. This may very well be what happened. When I got the bike it had no reflectors and the stem had been replaced. I found a washer which seems to be working for now. Hopefully it will hold up...
10-07-15, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Ubermich

I would consider 3mm within the margin of error...

I would consider 3mm within the margin of error in my measurements. I measured the steerer from the bottom of the crown race to the top of the steerer. This measurement I am fairly confident with...
10-06-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Ubermich

10-4. So I take it my best bet is to stick with...

10-4. So I take it my best bet is to stick with the OE in this price range?

I got the front end apart yesterday. The threads on the steerer look good (yay!). As I was looking up how to measure...
10-05-15, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Ubermich

Thank you. I was wondering about the stack...

Thank you. I was wondering about the stack height. I guess I will tear it down, measure, and check out the threads too.
10-05-15, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Ubermich

N00b Alert: Will This Headset Fit My Trek 470?

Amazon.com : Origin8 Pro Threaded Headset, 1" Steerer, Black : Bike Headsets And Accessories : Sports & Outdoors...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,507
Posted By Ubermich

Say that after someone cranks their brights, puts...

Say that after someone cranks their brights, puts you square in the grill, and crosses all the way over and 1 foot from you before stopping and pulling away.

Edit: I guess I wasn't very clear....
Forum: Commuting
08-24-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,507
Posted By Ubermich

That doesn't seem presumptuous at all. For the...

That doesn't seem presumptuous at all. For the record this was my 2nd trip down this street at this time and the yell was more to get attention because I thought I was about to be run over by the...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-15, 04:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,507
Posted By Ubermich

Close Encounter of the Strange Kind

So I'm cruising through a residential area on an oversized residential street (one lane each way plus a marked 4' shoulder on each side, driveways on each side). A car pulls out of a driveway and...
08-15-15, 09:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,983
Posted By Ubermich

Ditto, but mine was running FROM two pit bulls...

Ditto, but mine was running FROM two pit bulls this morning. Even then I only hit 28.4mph... But maybe my gearing is wrong. ..
Forum: Commuting
08-14-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,687
Posted By Ubermich

This one didn't happen on the road, but it did...

This one didn't happen on the road, but it did make my day:

Last week I was on my way home. It was about 108*F and I had completed about 9 of my 11 mile trip. I could feel a little loopiness so...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Ubermich

I'm almost in the same boat! My full commute...

I'm almost in the same boat! My full commute would be 21 miles. I bike-train-bike 7.5-?-3.2 to work (reverse for home). My full commute takes about 90 minutes including the train ride, but that's...
Forum: Texas
08-13-15, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,628
Posted By Ubermich

Thread revival! North Richland Hills was...

Thread revival!
North Richland Hills was mentioned. The Cottonbelt Trail (Tarrant co) runs parallel to the rail line the Tarantula uses and runs continuously from Haltom to Grapevine. There are...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-15, 06:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,136
Posted By Ubermich

How about something that looks like an oncoming...

How about something that looks like an oncoming locomotive in the distance? Take THAT oblivious driver!


On the OP, your rig is taller and longer than the CR-V. Do you think Mr. Prius really lost...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-15, 06:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,628
Posted By Ubermich

This! Also, I doubt it will make you feel...

This!

Also, I doubt it will make you feel any better but my mom was recently in a similar accident (her fault) with another CAR! Best we can tell she was just thinking about other stuff while she...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-15, 06:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By Ubermich

How about ride smart, don't take chances, and...

How about ride smart, don't take chances, and assume every driver is trying to kill you?

The OP is exactly why I try to make eye contact with every driver at every intersection. Looking down?...
08-03-15, 05:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,709
Posted By Ubermich

According to the article it was a group ride and...

According to the article it was a group ride and the driver hit two cyclists. To me that suggests they may have taken the lane already and they were probably plenty noticeable. There is no safe place...
08-02-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Ubermich

Help Identifying This Bike?

I'm led to believe this is a cheapo Taiwanese mountain bike. But I can't find any record of "Crown Wheel Co, ltd." Does anyone know anything about the history of this bike/brand?
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Forum: Commuting
08-01-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,978
Posted By Ubermich

Are those not just "security torx" bolt...

Are those not just "security torx" bolt heads?
Forum: Commuting
07-31-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ubermich

Congratulations! For freezable meals check...

Congratulations!

For freezable meals check out Money Saving Mom. She's a little OCD for me, but even I can make use of some of her tips!
07-31-15, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 271,847
Posted By Ubermich

For the hardcore helmet believers: Why not wear a...

For the hardcore helmet believers: Why not wear a motorcycle helmet which is actually DOT rated for road use (and crashes)?

I do wear a helmet, not because I'm a believer but because my wife...
07-31-15, 07:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,128
Posted By Ubermich

Right or wrong, I do something very similar at...

Right or wrong, I do something very similar at this suburban intersection:
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On my way home, I find myself traveling North from the bottom of the pic and at the light I have to turn left. ...
07-30-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,857
Posted By Ubermich

I'm thoroughly looking forward to it when school...

I'm thoroughly looking forward to it when school starts up in a couple weeks!

I teach high school automotive technology. :) Between high school boys being hyperaggressive and just plain mean...
Replies: 6
Views: 10,319
Posted By Ubermich

Do bicycle tires have any sort of date of...

Do bicycle tires have any sort of date of manufacture indicator? I'm used to the automotive world where the DOT number on the sidewall can be read to determine DoM. (For those curious, the last 4...
07-30-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,564
Posted By Ubermich

Don't be such a square. Can't you see the...

Don't be such a square. Can't you see the fearless focused look in his eyes? That's the look of a man who doesn't need brakes!

Here's another dashing fellow who doesn't need brakes (and is also...
07-30-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Ubermich

Works for me. I wasn't sure if it should go in...

Works for me. I wasn't sure if it should go in classic & vintage since it doesn't appear to be either :p Like I said, I bought it for the toe clips (missing from the pics because they're already on...
07-30-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Ubermich

Edited profile. I'm in North TX. But like you...

Edited profile. I'm in North TX. But like you said it certainly could have moved here from elsewhere. Based on the triangle handlebars I'm assuming it's 80s-ish. I bought it from a garage sale...
07-30-15, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Ubermich

Was it originally a mountain bike? Do you know...

Was it originally a mountain bike? Do you know who sold these?
07-30-15, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Ubermich

Help Identifying This Bike?

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So I bought this bike to steal the toe clips that were on it. It looks older, but I can't find any record of "Crown Wheels...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-15, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Ubermich

"Internet connected entertainment system." ...

"Internet connected entertainment system." Technologically very similar to OnStar and in the same family. OnStar/Entune/Sync/Uconnect are all in the same family just from different brands. OnStar...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Ubermich

Be more worried about card with devices such as...

Be more worried about card with devices such as OnStar/UConnect/Sync/Entune, where the remote access system is tied to the CAN bus.

If you don't have a system such as OnStar, a hacker would have...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-15, 06:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,550
Posted By Ubermich

That is absolutely breathtaking! Thanks for...

That is absolutely breathtaking! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-15, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By Ubermich

The 820 does have a suspension fork, but it is an...

The 820 does have a suspension fork, but it is an RST and it is shot as far as I can tell. I tried adjusting the dampening at the top of the tubes and no matter what it almost bottoms out just...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-15, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By Ubermich

Am I Crazy, Ignorant, or Both?

So I picked up my Trek 820 (approx 2003 I think?) to start training on in preparation of commuting in the fall. My wife then decides she wants a bike too. I see this as a fantastic problem! We...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,550
Posted By Ubermich

HAHA! I hadn't even considered the idea of using...

HAHA! I hadn't even considered the idea of using a MILK CRATE to carry milk! Thanks for the idea!

Did cars give you some extra space when you were hauling the propane bottle? And is the...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,550
Posted By Ubermich

Whoa. I didn't know that was a thing. To me...

Whoa. I didn't know that was a thing. To me that sounds like time to vote!

Happen to have a pic of a bag loaded up on your ride?
Forum: Commuting
07-16-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,550
Posted By Ubermich

Good to know! Thanks for the tip!

Good to know! Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Commuting
07-16-15, 11:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,550
Posted By Ubermich

Are those wide enough for a full gallon of milk? ...

Are those wide enough for a full gallon of milk?


...because they had images of something like this in their heads: [/COLOR]:D
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Forum: Commuting
07-16-15, 09:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,550
Posted By Ubermich

Odd Loads and Your Solutions for Carrying Them

TLDR version here, ADHDers skip to the last paragraph.

So I am just starting to make local trips on my Trek 820 as I try to get into shape to start making my commute in the fall (right at 10 miles...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,711
Posted By Ubermich

So I've only been stalking here for a little...

So I've only been stalking here for a little while, but have a question about this:

Isn't the scenario above exactly what "Cycling Savvy" describes as a reason to not use the bike lane? I thought...
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