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12-02-08, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,671
Posted By fivehoursfree

+1 for eggbeaters. You can get a set of smarties...

+1 for eggbeaters. You can get a set of smarties for $29 at cambria bike right now.
11-25-08, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By fivehoursfree

It is the same wheel as the Neuvation ...

It is the same wheel as the Neuvation http://www.neuvationcycling.com/product129.html
which on clearance for $49. Although that one has a silver hub. The hub, rim and spokes are the same, but I...
11-06-08, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,772
Posted By fivehoursfree

I ran into this over at MTBR: ...

I ran into this over at MTBR:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=464614
11-05-08, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By fivehoursfree

http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=68514&pa...

http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=68514&page=PAKE+TRACK+FRAME

was it this one?
10-31-08, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By fivehoursfree

I once JB welded a pedal to a crank, but that was...

I once JB welded a pedal to a crank, but that was just because I just needed to remove the crank from the BB, and the threads to use the crank puller were also stripped, so I needed to "ride it off"...
10-31-08, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,540
Posted By fivehoursfree

I know Avid makes (or used to make) mechanical...

I know Avid makes (or used to make) mechanical discs brakes specifically for road levers. Others might. I use a MTB bar, so it wouldn't be an issue for me.
10-30-08, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,540
Posted By fivehoursfree

I have been thinking of the same idea. What I am...

I have been thinking of the same idea. What I am planning on doing, is just getting a cyclocross front fork, with disc tabs, and just running disc on the front. i suppose a frame builder could weld...
10-30-08, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By fivehoursfree

Plus you can slap a freewheel on the other side,...

Plus you can slap a freewheel on the other side, and sell it when your new wheel comes in.
10-30-08, 11:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,852
Posted By fivehoursfree

I have a SS MTB that has a regular cassette type...

I have a SS MTB that has a regular cassette type hub with a QR, that I just put one cog on. It goes in track-ends. I use a chain-tug (tugnut) to keep it in place. It's fine, just use a chain-tug,...
10-30-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By fivehoursfree

Well, those are being sold on Ebay, so that may...

Well, those are being sold on Ebay, so that may not be the price for long. Come talk after that auction has ended.
10-29-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By fivehoursfree

Because people might be google search "deep V"...

Because people might be google search "deep V" and that webpage might show up, instead of their normal deepV rim webpage. I think you are reading too much into it. If you don't feel comfortable...
10-29-08, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By fivehoursfree

I live in Texas, so I will just throw on a long...

I live in Texas, so I will just throw on a long sleeve shirt and roll out normally. Although I'm going to new mexico for Xmas, and I really want to bring the machine out there to see what it;s like...
10-29-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,366
Posted By fivehoursfree

I wouldn't pay more than $20 for a swift arrive...

I wouldn't pay more than $20 for a swift arrive 26in front wheel, even if it has a fancy spoke pattern. Since most MTB's are mostly going with disc brakes, you can get used rim brake wheels for...
10-29-08, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By fivehoursfree

This is a road wheelset. That being said, if you...

This is a road wheelset. That being said, if you just get the front wheel, the only difference is it will come with a quick release skewer hub, not a bolt on. It will also be a machined rim, since...
10-29-08, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By fivehoursfree

Yea, but they are back ordered for 2 weeks! I...

Yea, but they are back ordered for 2 weeks! I really would have thought harder about getting this frame, when I was looking last month, if it wasn't backordered.
10-27-08, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By fivehoursfree

Go to GingerMan downtown, or Draught House in...

Go to GingerMan downtown, or Draught House in north central area if you want a good selection of "6 point beer"
10-27-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,189
Posted By fivehoursfree

Most cassetts are just held together by a skinny...

Most cassetts are just held together by a skinny long screw. Take the cassette off and look at the back, there should be at least 1 (maybe 2) hex bolts screwing into the cassette. It's really...
10-26-08, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,123
Posted By fivehoursfree

look at jensonusa or cambriabike. you can get...

look at jensonusa or cambriabike. you can get stems for ~10-20. However you won't have the full selection of lengths and rise, so you just have to be lucky, or not too choosy.
10-24-08, 07:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,924
Posted By fivehoursfree

he has a little counter on the main page. ...

he has a little counter on the main page. currently 2 weeks.
10-23-08, 08:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,288
Posted By fivehoursfree

Has anyone ever tried the old fake hit and run? ...

Has anyone ever tried the old fake hit and run? You know where you take down the license numbers, then call the cops and say said car bumped you on the side, causing you to crash? Maybe have a few...
10-22-08, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By fivehoursfree

Since they are MTB handlebars, and assuming you...

Since they are MTB handlebars, and assuming you will just ride them on the street, they are probably both overbuilt for what you need. Both are strong enough. One of them is a few grams lighter if...
10-21-08, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By fivehoursfree

Their owners will have bigger grins on them.

Their owners will have bigger grins on them.
10-21-08, 07:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,855
Posted By fivehoursfree

So today I see this bike that is obviously set up...

So today I see this bike that is obviously set up as a commuter: panniers, 700c wheels, DISC BRAKES!. Guess what? bontrager paired spoke wheels. Probably 24 on the front. Even non...
10-21-08, 06:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,539
Posted By fivehoursfree

#1: Seems like they did try to help my saying...

#1: Seems like they did try to help my saying they could machine the fenders. i wouldn't expect them to help with this too much unless you bought them from that shop, in which case it's their fault...
10-21-08, 02:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,855
Posted By fivehoursfree

Anyone ever try to true a low spoke wheel? ...

Anyone ever try to true a low spoke wheel? More,less, or equally pain in the butt.
10-21-08, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By fivehoursfree

I like the hole punch look of the chainring. The...

I like the hole punch look of the chainring. The colored headsets remind me of a picture I saw of a frame that was painted, but they didn't take off the headset cups, so they were painted too.
10-21-08, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 990
Posted By fivehoursfree

Geared will be faster. However, depending on the...

Geared will be faster. However, depending on the length of the ride it might not be noticeable. But, if you don't want to do any maintenance, adjusting, etc, get the SS.
10-21-08, 08:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,855
Posted By fivehoursfree

I agree that most road bikes come spec'd with low...

I agree that most road bikes come spec'd with low spoke wheels as a marketing ploy. However a good portion of FG bikes are custom built, and the fact is, 32/36 spoke rims and hubs are more common,...
10-20-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By fivehoursfree

Well.... probably. Except the Mark V isn't 200...

Well.... probably. Except the Mark V isn't 200 more than the sst. Mark V is 569, plus shipping. That is 240 more, plus shipping which would be around $30.

Of course the MarkV is much better. It...
10-18-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By fivehoursfree

Old thread, but Shimano hubs are resonable ~30...

Old thread, but Shimano hubs are resonable ~30 for deore, ~70 for XT. I built a front wheel with a dmr revolver hub. It's nice and light, and so far decent quality.
10-17-08, 01:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,221
Posted By fivehoursfree

Yea, thats cool looking. I'd put a black...

Yea, thats cool looking. I'd put a black stem/seatpost. Just my take.
10-17-08, 10:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,221
Posted By fivehoursfree

I can't vouch for them, I took off the bullhorns...

I can't vouch for them, I took off the bullhorns right away.

I've set up V-brake levers on road brakes before. It works, but you have to pull hard. I know someone made some levers that had 2...
10-17-08, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By fivehoursfree

yea nashbar is the only one i can think of. A...

yea nashbar is the only one i can think of. A LBS can probable order one but it will be a Dimension or Aheadset or something, and will probably the exact same thing as the nashbar.
10-16-08, 08:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,221
Posted By fivehoursfree

Well here is mine. Pictures are kind of great,...

Well here is mine. Pictures are kind of great, maybe if it is sunny outside tomorrow afternoon I will take some more.
Mods:
riser
stem
dura ace cog and lockring
generic black seatpost.
Took...
10-16-08, 02:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,221
Posted By fivehoursfree

Question for the previous 2: What kind of break...

Question for the previous 2: What kind of break levers are you using? they look fairly modern, but I didn't think V-brake levers would work on sidepull brakes. I've had to scour swap meets to find...
10-16-08, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By fivehoursfree

bens cycle/milwakuekee cycle always has some...

bens cycle/milwakuekee cycle always has some decent wheels for around 100 a set.
10-16-08, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,642
Posted By fivehoursfree

Don't cut them with a pipe cutter. Use a...

Don't cut them with a pipe cutter. Use a hacksaw. I would wrap the cut area with tape, then cut through the tape. It might help with splintering. If you have access to a decent band saw, use...
10-16-08, 09:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,221
Posted By fivehoursfree

Cool. Why the tugnut?

Cool. Why the tugnut?
10-15-08, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By fivehoursfree

In the future, you can use google maps. Just...

In the future, you can use google maps. Just search for "bike near 111 main st" or whatever address you are at, without the quote marks. Works fairly well.
10-15-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,111
Posted By fivehoursfree

I've patched them. The hard part is most patches...

I've patched them. The hard part is most patches that come in patch kits are bigger than the tube. So i have cut the patch (most patch kits come with a large piece of patching material you can cut...
10-15-08, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By fivehoursfree

I guess customer appreciation day turned out...

I guess customer appreciation day turned out better than tony though.
10-14-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,252
Posted By fivehoursfree

I used paint stripper worked like a charm. The...

I used paint stripper worked like a charm. The nooks and crannies are stubborn though.
Then I primed it with metal primer... brush on though.. that kind of stunk.
2 coats of purple base, 2 coats...
10-10-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By fivehoursfree

Find a 40 hole tandem rim and just use every...

Find a 40 hole tandem rim and just use every other hole.
Just a quick google for "20 hole rim" brings me:
http://fairwheelbikes.com/kinlin-xr300-niobium-rim-20-hole-p-264.html...
10-10-08, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By fivehoursfree

Yea, they will MSRP at a certain price, then...

Yea, they will MSRP at a certain price, then lower it, and say "you saved 45%!". Plus their prices fluctuate all the time, and often give out 15-30% off coupons. Just do research, check out the...
10-10-08, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By fivehoursfree

Also, if you are looking for a certain item,...

Also, if you are looking for a certain item, place a WTB ad. There are a lot of people with parts laying around, but are just too lazy to place and ad, answer emails, etc. They also may not think...
10-09-08, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By fivehoursfree

Probably the Forte (performancebike) and the...

Probably the Forte (performancebike) and the Nashbar ones (and maybe SOMA) are the exact same as the Tektros. There isn't really much to cross-top brakes, unless you want to make the levers out of...
10-09-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,769
Posted By fivehoursfree

Yea, but most MTB use horizontal dropouts, so...

Yea, but most MTB use horizontal dropouts, so most of that force is on the actualy dropout, not the QR. The QR really just needs to be tight enough to the wheel doesn't fall out. Of course disc...
10-09-08, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By fivehoursfree

Purely guessing, but with the christmas season I...

Purely guessing, but with the christmas season I would think people are trying to sell stuff to earn some cash for gifts or plane tickets.

Here in Texas it is pretty much riding season all year,...
10-09-08, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By fivehoursfree

Get back to us when the auction ends. But go...

Get back to us when the auction ends. But go ahead, place a bid. I would probably bid $50, then get mad when it goes for 150. Just because no one is bidding doesn't mean no one wants to bid on it....
10-09-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By fivehoursfree

Here is what I would do: black seatpost, stem,...

Here is what I would do:
black seatpost, stem, handlebar tape (doesn't matter if the actual bar is black or silver)
Silver crankset/chain/cog/etc.
The brake surface on the front wheel should...
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