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10-05-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Flashlight Holder Mount For Bicycle Handlebars

It seems like a lot of the flashlight mounts for bicycle handlebars are built cheap and flimsy. Is there a good brand mount that stays still and doesn't wobble or bounce when you ride? I once had a...
04-09-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,424
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

This is very interesting. I thought that once...

This is very interesting. I thought that once you buy a bike that's it, you're set to go. But I guess after buying a bike we're supposed to do all these mods?
04-09-12, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,424
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

I weigh about 230 pounds and do take an...

I weigh about 230 pounds and do take an occasional rain gutter at small intersections which makes for a pretty hard bump (God I hate those things)...
...
04-09-12, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,424
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Broken Spokes Almost Every Month?

It's getting frustrating how expensive bicycle maintenance is. I'm starting to wonder if pedaling isn't cheaper than driving to work if you already own a car.

Is it normal to get 1-2 broken...
05-02-11, 07:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 678
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Recommend Fenders & Rear Rack For A 2011 Trek 7.2 FX

Looking for full length fenders and a rear rack to put a milk crate on. The local bike shop (LBS) only has fenders for $50 and a rack for $46. Need somethin' cheaper than that. Not sure what size...
03-17-11, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,933
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Are 700 X 35c Wheels As Durable As 26 Inchers?

If I go from a mountain bike with 26" wheels to buying a hybrid or commuter bike with something like 700 X 35c wheels and tires, am I going to get more broken spokes and bent rims more often? I like...
01-20-11, 05:30 PM
01-17-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

It's just a 2-3 commute every day one-way. But...

It's just a 2-3 commute every day one-way. But There's a lotta crap and dirt and bumps and stuff to go over and I feel like those puny little 700c wheels aren't strong enough. I also lock up the...
01-17-11, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Didn't realize all that. "29ers" means 29-inch...

Didn't realize all that. "29ers" means 29-inch diameter wheels, right or wrong? What I REALLY want is a mountain bike with flat straight handlebars and no suspension shocks with a 48T and an 11 cog...
01-17-11, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Unreal. All I wanted to know is why Diamondback...

Unreal. All I wanted to know is why Diamondback mountain bikes only come with 42T cranks when you used to be able to get 48T. I was looking to get a new Diamondback, but I guess not now.
01-14-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

No More 48T Cranks On Diamondback Bicycles?

Looked into getting a new Diamondback to replace the 12 year old Outlook and noticed all the Diamondbacks are now 42T. So what gives? No more 48s like they used to be? That sucks!
01-14-11, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

The following words are either very common, too long, or too short: Diamondback

When I search for the word Diamondback, I get the following error message:

"The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search:
Diamondback"
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-10, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,921
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Problem solved! :thumb: I got a cheapie...

Problem solved! :thumb:

I got a cheapie pair of Avenir Resin mountain bike pedals (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BW1DH4/ref=oss_product) for $10 bucks and they work great. Sure enough,...
08-18-10, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,562
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

When I had the bike shop replace the bottom...

When I had the bike shop replace the bottom bracket 2 years ago, they told me they had a real hard time getting the old broken one out. The repair guy said he'd never seen a bottom bracket broken...
08-17-10, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,562
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Now it's looking like the cost of the tools will...

Now it's looking like the cost of the tools will make this expensive and maybe I'll have a bike shop replace it after all. This bike is my main transportation Monday - Friday, so I hope they can do...
08-17-10, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,562
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Oh yeah, does the kind of bottom bracket I have...

Oh yeah, does the kind of bottom bracket I have need one of these to remove it?

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These appear to be rather expensive, and I would only need it once.

...
08-17-10, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,562
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

What Tools Do I need To Replace This Bottom Bracket?

The bottom bracket feels like it's wobbling and I wanna replace it before it gets worse. This is on a Diamondback Outlook mountain bike, prolly a 1997 or 1998 model. The bottom bracket literally...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-10, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,921
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

The pedals now are without shoe/foot clips...

The pedals now are without shoe/foot clips already which is what I like. I would prefer the kind of pedals that you can use on both sides. It's funny cos the 12-year-old mountain bike I use has...
08-08-10, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

I ended up going with the Cycleblock and it was...

I ended up going with the Cycleblock and it was $12 bucks down the drain. The straps are long enough to go around the flashlight, but the softer "afro" part of the velcro doesn't go far enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-10, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,921
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Okay, sorry, I didn't know they were called...

Okay, sorry, I didn't know they were called crankarms. The pedals don't feel wide enough to rest my foot further away from the crankarms while riding. I've tried to do that and it doesn't feel...
08-08-10, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,436
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

DIY Ghetto Flashlight Holder Project.

Here's mine. After wasting $12 for a TwoFish Cycleblock only to find out it's a cheaply made collection of .50 cents worth of materials that didn't fit my flashlight, I decided to try something on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-10, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,921
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Trek 1.1: Pedals Too Close To The Crankarms?

Every time I pedal, the back of my shoes hits the stem. When I ride my mountain bike I never have this problem. Are these pedals too close to the metal stems? Here's a couple shots.
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07-28-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

This is interesting. I already ordered the light...

This is interesting. I already ordered the light a couple days ago and should have it next week. Maybe I'll post some photos. That dealextreme thing looks like it has some great prices. Maybe...
07-24-10, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Well, looking at the manufacturer's website...

Well, looking at the manufacturer's website (http://www.ledwholesalers.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=429), it looks like the light is 7" long which makes me wonder if the 3AA's are...
07-23-10, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Will This Flashlight Fit The TwoFish Flashlight Holder?

This (http://www.amazon.com/LED-Tactical-Flashlight-Throwing-Holster/dp/B0027BQO2I/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top) looks like it might be a good headlight, but I'm not sure if it'll fit the TwoFish...
01-08-10, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,059
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Question Trek 7.3 FX Versus Fuji Absolute 2.0

I plan on trying out both of these at a local bike shop (LBS) but I'm wondering if there's anything I should know about which bike is better. Where can I find out the weight of the bikes, and is a...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-09, 11:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,331
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

I actually think there is a fair amount of...

I actually think there is a fair amount of operational costs with commuting on a bicycle. You get way more flat tires than a car, so you're constantly spending time and money fixing them. Decent...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-09, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,597
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

This is East Fowler Avenue in Tampa, FL. And...

This is East Fowler Avenue in Tampa, FL. And oddly enough, Florida is usually ranked as one of the worst (at least in the media, anyway) places for bicycles and pedestrian accidents.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-09, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,597
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Why Can't All Roads Have Bike Lanes Like This?

Thumbs up to whoever designed these. :thumb: :beer::beer: :thumb:

http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/2438/img0519i.jpg

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5903/img0522km.jpg


...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,721
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Okay, this is GROSS. Why do people show their...

Okay, this is GROSS. Why do people show their bare foot in public. That's just YUCKY. Please, for the sake of GOD, put away those sandals and get some socks and shoes! Base feet are GROSS. Yuck.
08-11-09, 08:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 356
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Looking For Group Tier List

Could someone point me to a list that shows the tiers of different groups sets for stuff like Acera, Ultegra, SRAM, XTR, Campagnolo, Suntour, etc? I can't tell which is which and why one is better...
07-25-09, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,423
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Well screw that then, and I'll never buy Shimano...

Well screw that then, and I'll never buy Shimano stuff if that's how they wanna be. Maybe I'll try to sell the bike as defective for $100 bucks on craigslist or something, otherwise I might as well...
07-25-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,423
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

$250 To Replace Shifters?? (!!!)

Mmmmkay, brought the bike (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=564160) to a bike shop cos the rear derailleur won't downshift. They said I need new shifters and they cheapest ones they sell...
07-19-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

It felt pretty smooth when I rode it today and I...

It felt pretty smooth when I rode it today and I was able to upshift the rear derailleur but then I couldn't shift back down. It sure was a heck of a lot faster than my 40+ pound Diamondback Outlook...
07-19-09, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

What Kind Of Road Bike Do I Have Here?

...



I bought this bike used about 6-7 years ago and after a 5 year hiatus, I dusted it of today and went for short stroll. Unfortunately, it will not downshift the sprocket. :cry: The crank...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,939
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

LOL. How about a pair of these? ...

LOL. How about a pair of these?

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/9228/img0464d.jpg

http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/4704/img0462.jpg



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Forum: Commuting
07-15-09, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,024
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Amazing how people on here condone getting the...

Amazing how people on here condone getting the way of cars.
07-14-09, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 23,609
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

No doubt. I have NO IDEA why I'm apparently a...

No doubt. I have NO IDEA why I'm apparently a troll. (???) I don't know anything about name brands so I only figured a BIKE FORUM would be a good place to ask. :wtf:
07-13-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 23,609
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Is Shimano Considered Good Or Bad?

Sometimes Shimano parts are emphazised in advertising. Are they good or bad?
07-13-09, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,368
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Is there any way to make it show miles per hour...

Is there any way to make it show miles per hour in .1 increments instead of .5 ?
07-07-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,368
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Angry Can't Figure It Out.

For a 26" X 1.9" size, Sheldon Brown shows 2055 but the Sigma manual shows 2089. Then, when you go to actually enter it in the computer, the display has a decimal point which I don't understand.
...
07-07-09, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,368
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Question Sigma 1606L Wheel Size: Sheldon Brown Vs. The Manual

So I just got this bike computer hardware installed and it looks like everything is working fine. Now I'm trying to figure out what wheel size to use and here's the problem. Number one (#1), the...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,635
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

I have a digital camera that can also record...

I have a digital camera that can also record video clips. I wish I knew how to mount it to the handlebars.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-09, 09:04 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,635
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Well I do both. You don't have to go 25 miles...

Well I do both. You don't have to go 25 miles per hour. Do what you want. It's your perrogative, but when you ride RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of a lane DESIGNED FOR CARS, then you are IN THE WAY and...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-09, 04:49 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,635
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Once again, WTF are you doing being RIGHT IN THE...

Once again, WTF are you doing being RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of a car lane, when there's a perfectly good sidewalk ?
Forum: Commuting
07-02-09, 08:31 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,635
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Why were you riding RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of a lane...

Why were you riding RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of a lane that is meant for cars? You're not a car, so get on the sidewalk. And so what about cars making right turns all the time. Look over your shoulder....
06-28-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,021
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Thanks. And what does "bead" mean?

Thanks. And what does "bead" mean?
06-28-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,021
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Tire Sizes: What Does 'c' Mean ?

Like when they say 700c or something. What is that? Is it centimeters?
Forum: Commuting
06-28-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

Specialized Armadillos 26" X 1.95" - Safe To Overinflate?

They feel a little soft and I was wondering how much can I get away with over inflating 'em?
Forum: Commuting
06-28-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 900
Posted By JohnnyGalaga

That sound like an unusual law. In my area I...

That sound like an unusual law. In my area I wouldn't dream of riding on the road. There's not enough room.
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