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11-13-12, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By franklen

You know, I have no idea if it was threaded or...

You know, I have no idea if it was threaded or not, it was so long ago that I put it in that I have forgotten. Also, I'm a novice when it comes to machined metal situations, what's a drift?
11-13-12, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By franklen

Getting Old Fender Hardware Screw Out of Front Fork

I had a fender on for about 5 years (Planet Bike), the hardware finally rusted through and the fender fell off. I ordered new mounting hardware. I went to remove the old hardware that was still...
06-18-07, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By franklen

yeah I guess I have no idea how long pads should...

yeah I guess I have no idea how long pads should last. I'm not sure how long as I've been changing them piecemeal, and as I write that I think could that be part of the problem (nah I don't think...
06-18-07, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By franklen

Hard on Brakes

I only have a 15 minute commute each way daily, and I rarely ride for recreation otherwise, but I seem to go through brake pads quick. Is this due to the urban nature of my commute and the many...
06-15-07, 01:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,718
Posted By franklen

This in my opinion is the only legitimate...

This in my opinion is the only legitimate practical reason I have read on here yet for regularly needing to have a kickstand. I can actually picture the problems in my mind of trying to load the...
06-15-07, 01:11 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,718
Posted By franklen

dang, that must be one heck of a kickstand to...

dang, that must be one heck of a kickstand to balance your bike properly on a "pile of rocks" :p

Is this concrete and gravel surface you speak of in the middle of a flat and featureless area...
06-15-07, 12:09 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,718
Posted By franklen

I took the kickstand off my used bike when I got...

I took the kickstand off my used bike when I got it, and traded it in for a U-lock. Now whenever I go somewhere I find a place to lock my bike up to if I am not riding it. If I can't find a...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-07, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By franklen

Sunlite Traveller 2 Pannier

Looking for anyone with experience with this bag. I am seriously considering getting it for my first foray into using a rear rack and pannier. Any general comments are appreciated. Also, I am...
05-18-07, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By franklen

Best Brand Reliability for Hitch Rack

Am looking at buying a hitch rack to carry 2-3 bikes on my subaru legacy wagon. The prices are between $75 and $150 generally between brands. Anyone have any insight as to the reliability of...
Forum: Foo
05-17-07, 12:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,765
Posted By franklen

another veggie here, and I gotta vote for Tofu...

another veggie here, and I gotta vote for Tofu Pups brand dogs!
05-17-07, 12:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,951
Posted By franklen

+1, that's exactly what I thought when reading...

+1, that's exactly what I thought when reading the first post in this thread "this is why critical mass doesn't work!"
04-21-07, 12:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,842
Posted By franklen

Just try and tell me I can't have a spoke card of...

Just try and tell me I can't have a spoke card of my co-pilot along with, go ahead, I dare you.

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01-05-07, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 670
Posted By franklen

durasafe hitch bike carrier anyone?

Saw this durasafe hitch bike carrier recently for a reasonable price of about $80. I would like to have a way to transport bikes for me and my wife so we can ride some rail trails and such (I am...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-06, 11:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,160
Posted By franklen

Location?

Tracksmart, did we ever find out where you are commuting (rochester, ithaca, syracuse) I think have been mentioned? I ride from the northside (hawley-green neighborhood) in Syracuse (upstate NY)...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-06, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By franklen

Just slapped a car this past week who squeezed...

Just slapped a car this past week who squeezed between me and the curb to pass me on the right-hand side, to let them know they were too close. They have no right to get that close. If I can slap...
Forum: Foo
01-11-05, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By franklen

Promoting Non-profit Online Bulletin Boards

Hi, the non-profit I work for is in the process of developing a bulletin board for our website to provide a community space for interaction (we support watershed groups on a statewide level,...
09-15-04, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By franklen

Barnett Manuals No Longer Available?

Are the online Barnett Repair Manuals no longer available at this site, or am I just looking in the wrong place?
Forum: Commuting
08-18-04, 08:59 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,826
Posted By franklen

I wish I had a bike like yours. Besides the...

I wish I had a bike like yours. Besides the occasional need that is not addressed in a springtime tuneup. Like my recent shift cables needing replaced, or a blown bottom bracket, or a snapped seat...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-04, 07:50 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,826
Posted By franklen

I've only seen one female commuter in the last...

I've only seen one female commuter in the last year and a half here. A few more road bikers on the weekends, as has been observed in other places, though in those cases they are 99% of the time...
08-17-04, 07:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,799
Posted By franklen

Making it Harder to Support LBS

I was all ready to make a purchase and a tool investment yesterday at my LBS. After commuting daily for 1 and a half years, my derailleur cables are in need of replacement. And so I went into my...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-04, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,657
Posted By franklen

I do use a helmet mounted mirror, and believe me...

I do use a helmet mounted mirror, and believe me I can clearly see how many times a car has come up too close in my mind, or is going to pass me without clearing my whole lane. But when do you know...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-04, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,657
Posted By franklen

Cobra, I have an exact similar situation. When I...

Cobra, I have an exact similar situation. When I first moved to this city I took the road and the lane, but the number of close calls was just too much to deal with.

These cars whip along this...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-04, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,129
Posted By franklen

Is using an old inner tube as a tire liner a...

Is using an old inner tube as a tire liner a viable option to spending more money on specialized items? I don't have a propnderence of glass to deal with, just the occassional bottle during my...
07-22-04, 08:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,747
Posted By franklen

I also think it is not a slight thing when...

I also think it is not a slight thing when motorists throw verbal and horn abuse at you. It constitutes aggression on thier part, and road rage is a serious issue these days. That said I think...
07-20-04, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By franklen

I use a whistle too, not often but I always carry...

I use a whistle too, not often but I always carry it along with me on a cord aorund my neck. In fact I am so used to using and carrying a whistle in my other extra-curricular activities for safety...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-04, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By franklen

I simply put my lunch into a reusable vinyl lunch...

I simply put my lunch into a reusable vinyl lunch bag with a velcro closure, and set it on top of my clothes for the day, in front of my work binder, in my backpack. Never once had a leak. K.I.S.S....
Forum: Commuting
07-01-04, 10:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,311
Posted By franklen

I simply lost control when my handlebars were...

I simply lost control when my handlebars were clipped, and I swerved right then left and ended up down on my left side close to my line of travel which was near the middle of the lane. Experience...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-04, 02:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,269
Posted By franklen

vegetarian (lacto-ovo) here for 6 years (my wife...

vegetarian (lacto-ovo) here for 6 years (my wife for over 10). I do it primarily to eat low on the food chain and decrease the amount of resources I am responisble for consuming.

My favorite...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-04, 08:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,311
Posted By franklen

Well since the other party did notify thier...

Well since the other party did notify thier insurance company to deal with the claim with me, they had to have told them they hit me right? Plus I have a signed letter, sent certified by her in...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-04, 01:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,311
Posted By franklen

Well, after a long back and forth with the car...

Well, after a long back and forth with the car driver who perpetrated this incident on me, she decided to submit to her insurance company since I wouldn't sign a release form to absolve her of all...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-04, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By franklen

It never fails, well sometimes it does, but...

It never fails, well sometimes it does, but mostly once or twice a day during the commute, even when I am right in the damn middle of the lane, a car coming up from behind decides to pass me going...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-04, 08:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,200
Posted By franklen

I've had bicyclists who are on the sidewalk yell...

I've had bicyclists who are on the sidewalk yell at me when I am on the road, telling me to get off the road and join them on the sidewalk. Must have been thinking they were looking out for my...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-04, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By franklen

take them , take them, take them. In my opinion,...

take them , take them, take them. In my opinion, all sick days should be viewed as personal days (and believe it or not, some benevolant employers structure things this way) so that you can take one...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-04, 08:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,010
Posted By franklen

1) The seemingly constant maintenance. I...

1) The seemingly constant maintenance. I wouldn't mind doing it as much if I had adequate space for it with my tools accessible, and if I had no life outside of work and biking, but that ain't...
05-04-04, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By franklen

Nah, don't succumb to going to your LBS just yet...

Nah, don't succumb to going to your LBS just yet for the repair, (except perhaps for advice or to make sure you order the correct part, though this isn't necessarily a given as I've learned so keep...
05-03-04, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
Posted By franklen

What I would want from my bike shop: ...

What I would want from my bike shop:

Priority attention given to special orders (along with updates no less than every 3 days) as this would encourage me to stay away from ordering on-line;
...
05-03-04, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By franklen

OK, I'll check if there is a model number/name of...

OK, I'll check if there is a model number/name of the BB when I get home as I still have the packaging (It is a cartridge type from Shimano however). Thing is, I couldn't identify what type of BB I...
05-02-04, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By franklen

Front Derailleaur and Chainrings out-of-line After BB Replacement

So after I took all the time to learn how, and to replace my cartridge bottom bracket, I hop back on this week to regain my commute, and I start to hear a slight click on each downward left side...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-04, 01:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,311
Posted By franklen

Well, after trying to get things settled, I sent...

Well, after trying to get things settled, I sent a list of damages to the offending driver. The total was somewhere in the $260.00 range, pretty cheap if you ask me for what she cuold have done. A...
04-06-04, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By franklen

My original thought was to use grease too, then I...

My original thought was to use grease too, then I read the Barnette's Manual and it said that Shimano specs specifcially call for loc-tite and not grease on thier cartridge bottom brackets. I...
04-05-04, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By franklen

awesome, I tried the magnet thing, and couldn't...

awesome, I tried the magnet thing, and couldn't remember till you told me which was supposed to stick, and which wasn't. I've got steel, and I've already got loc-tit in my kit, so I'm off to work.
04-05-04, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By franklen

Aluminum Threads or Not?

So I got my new cartridge bottom bracket, and I start reading the installation instructions from the Barnette's Manuals, and it says I have to distinguish between whether or not I have aluminum...
04-05-04, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By franklen

I've got one of these on order from Flashback,...

I've got one of these on order from Flashback, Inc, after I got clipped by a car a few weeks ago. I think I'll feel much more confident with it in place, and hey, the safer the better, it can't hurt...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-04, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,020
Posted By franklen

hey your quite welcome, hotwheels, always happy...

hey your quite welcome, hotwheels, always happy to share. No negative feedback yet from my wide release of the blog, and I even had positive contact from an environmental manager in a nearby...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-04, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,020
Posted By franklen

I just wrote a piece about bike commuting and...

I just wrote a piece about bike commuting and reducing non-point source water pollution, to promote my blog, and to contribute to our org's water resource protection efforts, and I got it into our...
04-01-04, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By franklen

That does suck, 28 days! I don't feel quite as...

That does suck, 28 days! I don't feel quite as bad, but I am losing patience at an accelerated rate!
Forum: Commuting
04-01-04, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,020
Posted By franklen

Seriously, what could be so negative to make you...

Seriously, what could be so negative to make you stop your blog? I've had mine up and blogging for 9 months now, and not once have I experienced anything negative either in comments or emails. ...
04-01-04, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By franklen

How Long is Too Long to Wait for LBS Order?

I placed an order with my lbs for a bottom bracket last monday, they said it would go out the next day and I could expect it in about 4 days. Well it is now 6 or 7 depending on what day you start...
03-31-04, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By franklen

I was having the similar problem, noise on the...

I was having the similar problem, noise on the right down pedal, and after trying to tighten everything with no results, I completely removed the bb and found that it was, as a cartridge type, busted...
03-18-04, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,445
Posted By franklen

And how many car deaths are there every day? ...

And how many car deaths are there every day? Many more I'm sure.

It's possible the bus driver didn't notice you if you were all the way over to the right of the roadway. No excuse for sure on...
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