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12-08-06, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Adiankur

yeah, I already pulled it out, but Im worried...

yeah, I already pulled it out, but Im worried about making sure I get the other side clean. Ill ask at the bike shop, and see what they say.

When I go in to buy something, Ill ask them about...
12-08-06, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Adiankur

freewheel removal trouble

Well, I have a shimano freewheel, with 12 splines, attached to a wheel. I attempted to use the FR-1 tool, but its too big. Im wondering if that means this would be one of those goofy older models...
12-06-06, 08:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,305
Posted By Adiankur

Im going to try some of these...

Im going to try some of these (http://www.rei.com/product/2607.htm). Ill buy some of the disposable for long weekend rides.
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 08:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,042
Posted By Adiankur

Well, now that winter is here, I consider my ten...

Well, now that winter is here, I consider my ten mile hilly commute extreme for me. I have never been a person that liked to brave the cold, but I have become more capable of handling it as I have...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 08:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,734
Posted By Adiankur

Ok, im planning to be at it tomorrow, as I have...

Ok, im planning to be at it tomorrow, as I have had to drive friday, thru today. with the holidays coming up, I will likely have a good number of days off, as I have about 3 weeks of time saved up,...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 08:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,718
Posted By Adiankur

If I was going to ask for studded tires for xmas,...

If I was going to ask for studded tires for xmas, should I go with the nokian hakkapeliitta? ...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 267,753
Posted By Adiankur

Agreed!

Agreed!
Forum: Commuting
12-05-06, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,718
Posted By Adiankur

I have the fenders, though I have to rig them to...

I have the fenders, though I have to rig them to the front fork, as I have no eyelets for them. They are never perfectly straight on the front tire, but they cover it. I have lights I made at home,...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-06, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,718
Posted By Adiankur

I live in the suburbs, and have a 10 mile up and...

I live in the suburbs, and have a 10 mile up and down ride. I go up a hill...I go down a hill, I go up a hill, another hill, then another hill, then I come back down, then back up...etc... I doubt...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-06, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,718
Posted By Adiankur

I currently have V-Brakes, so Im not sure on...

I currently have V-Brakes, so Im not sure on compatability. As to the point of a rigid fork, I can really feel my shock going on all those hills I have on my commute.
Forum: Commuting
12-05-06, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,718
Posted By Adiankur

I have a trek 4300 that doesnt have lockout. the...

I have a trek 4300 that doesnt have lockout. the 4500 does, but not the 4300. Though, Im kind of glad I didnt spend the extra $100 for the next bike up as I would have had less cash for other...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-06, 02:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,718
Posted By Adiankur

Commuterizing a MTB

Yes, I know there is no such thing as commuterizing, but it sounded good at the moment. I have been considering changing a few things around on my mtb to make it a little more commuter/touring...
12-04-06, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By Adiankur

Yup it is a suntour. Now that you mentioned it,...

Yup it is a suntour. Now that you mentioned it, I was able to make out the lettering.

Ok, I was wrong. Now I can really make out the lettering, and it seems to be Shimano.

gonna check again,...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-06, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By Adiankur

ok, ill avoid the innova. Maybe I can talk...

ok, ill avoid the innova. Maybe I can talk someone into spending $100 on me for christmas. Ill just tell them that Ill probably maimed if I dont have them.
12-04-06, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By Adiankur

Says shimano on the wheel...I think, but there...

Says shimano on the wheel...I think, but there are two little notches on it. maybe its so dirty, it just looks like shimano. everything else on the bike is shimano, mid 1970's
Forum: Commuting
12-04-06, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,463
Posted By Adiankur

Has anyone tried using a motorcycle helmet, or do...

Has anyone tried using a motorcycle helmet, or do you think you would look too damn ridiculous? You could mount a helmet mirror on one, as they have very flat surfaces, and many have forehead and...
12-04-06, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By Adiankur

Well, I took it apart because the bike was...

Well, I took it apart because the bike was sooooooo filthy, and all the parts were getting in the way of cleaning it. Also, I have individual ziplock baggies for each part, front brake, rear brake,...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-06, 08:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,364
Posted By Adiankur

There is a shop near where I live that is similar...

There is a shop near where I live that is similar to the one in this article. I bought two new tires and tubes for $20 but thats about it. If I was looking for tubes and tires cheap, for an old...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-06, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By Adiankur

Innova tundra wolf

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any information or review of the innova studded tires. Since I dont have a ton of cash right now, and my sister, the one not making me panniers, is considering what...
12-03-06, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By Adiankur

The parts were very clean. Degreaser and...

The parts were very clean. Degreaser and toothbrush, water submersion/rinse and dried. The oil was just there after the cleaning in the interim, until I put them back together. I had read that...
12-03-06, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By Adiankur

oil and grease?

I have completely broken down and old bike that I am working on and after cleaning a couple of the parts, I found that, even after drying, they will get a little bit of rust. I added some oil to...
11-30-06, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Adiankur

thanks

thanks
11-30-06, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Adiankur

anyone order from probikekit?

Just wondering if anyone has experience with probikekit? I was thinking of ordering, but im usually cautious about ordering overseas. Thanks for your time?
Forum: Touring
11-30-06, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By Adiankur

Does anyone know where to get insulating...

Does anyone know where to get insulating material, like you can get for lunch bags? Im thinking of making an insulated trunk bag. Well, having my sister make the bag. this is my christmas present...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-06, 08:06 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,096
Posted By Adiankur

Well, was shooting for 10 days this november, and...

Well, was shooting for 10 days this november, and am only going to make 8. Had a bottom bracket problem that cost me one week, and the next week my rear wheel exploded, costing me that week. I...
11-30-06, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 951
Posted By Adiankur

Really? After my old wheel blew up, trek sent me...

Really? After my old wheel blew up, trek sent me another one as a replacement. Same wheel, but the brakes were off and its not shifting as smoothly.
11-30-06, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By Adiankur

Where are you guys getting a rigid fork installed...

Where are you guys getting a rigid fork installed for $50 total? Both LBS in my area want around $100-$110. I want a rigid fork, but I just have too many financial pressures to blow $100 bucks on...
11-30-06, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By Adiankur

I have a 4300 and have had a couple problems, but...

I have a 4300 and have had a couple problems, but they have all been taken care. Loose bottom bracket, LBS said some dirt could have gotten in while torking it, and rear wheel exploded, Trek...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-06, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By Adiankur

I have it on the back of my helmet and it points...

I have it on the back of my helmet and it points down a bit. I like that as it gets darker as it lights up my high vis jacket. My back flashes red constantly.
11-29-06, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By Adiankur

if you decide to do it, you can always get...

if you decide to do it, you can always get inexpensive cable sets. Someone here said I should try the bell sets at kmart. I found them at walmart for $4. has 2 brake cables, 2 derailer cables,...
11-29-06, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Adiankur

Thanks, I found the spot where the cable goes. ...

Thanks, I found the spot where the cable goes. In the little hole in the bottom back of the lever, and there is a little swinging bracket, with a hole that ligns up with the one in the bottom when...
11-29-06, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Adiankur

Aero brake levers

Ok, I have a pair of used Shimano Aero brake levers, and as I have never taken them apart before or put them on, im a little lost on the cable routing aspect. I know how to get to the allen wrench...
Forum: Touring
11-28-06, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By Adiankur

any special care needed to cut this stuff and...

any special care needed to cut this stuff and smooth the edges?
Forum: Touring
11-28-06, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By Adiankur

I looked at the Arkel Mounts, and they are darn...

I looked at the Arkel Mounts, and they are darn good. I may just go with them, but ill look at the others as well.

jcbryan (http://bikeforums.net/member.php?u=29423): Dont have the fabric yet,...
Forum: Touring
11-28-06, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By Adiankur

Pannier Materials

I figured I would put this in touring section, as this would be the area with the most pannier experience. I have recently tried nashbar ATB panniers, and the waterproof ones. both sets self...
11-28-06, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,691
Posted By Adiankur

These guys are?

These guys are?
11-28-06, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By Adiankur

Depends on how cheap your LBS is. I noticed...

Depends on how cheap your LBS is. I noticed bearings online for around a dollar or so for 100 online, but the LBS wanted $1 for 10. If theres that kind of mark-up, I would definitely buy in bulk...
11-15-06, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,853
Posted By Adiankur

you can find a pretty decent site here...

you can find a pretty decent site here (http://nordicgroup.us/s78/)
read over this, and then do a google search for DIY bike lights, or homebrew bicycle lights. you should get plenty of examples.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-06, 10:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,096
Posted By Adiankur

Last week my bottom bracket came loose, and this...

Last week my bottom bracket came loose, and this week my rear tire exploded. did I say tire? I meant wheel. Ofcourse, they adjusted the brakes last week, when they fixed the bottom bracket. Maybe...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-06, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 267,753
Posted By Adiankur

you know he was just wondering how much trouble...

you know he was just wondering how much trouble he was going to get into for running over Ted Danson.
11-11-06, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,853
Posted By Adiankur

you could get by with a 4.5ah sla here...

you could get by with a 4.5ah sla here (http://www.batteryspace.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2145), and get a charger from your local soul swallowing, small business wrecking super store,...
11-11-06, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,853
Posted By Adiankur

im pretty sure that battery is too strong unless...

im pretty sure that battery is too strong unless you use a voltage regulator. do a google search for lightbrain, and that should hwlp you out. before doing that though, you may want to make sure of...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-06, 08:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,096
Posted By Adiankur

I have had 4/5 possible days so far. I have 8...

I have had 4/5 possible days so far. I have 8 more shots to ride in and Im shooting for 10 days in november. I got to work yesterday and people in the office were worried. They drove in and had to...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-06, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,034
Posted By Adiankur

20 lumens per watt is for mr11 correct? Im...

20 lumens per watt is for mr11 correct? Im pretty sure mr16 is much higher and when overvolted, are pretty damn close to HID. Bulb life is pretty short, but they are also cheaper than HID...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-06, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By Adiankur

you guys must have some pretty uptight coworkers....

you guys must have some pretty uptight coworkers. Im starting to like the people I work with more and more. Whenever someone takes the sick call, we wink at eachother and say, " I hope they have a...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-06, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By Adiankur

Well, someone is always sick where I work as we...

Well, someone is always sick where I work as we have children coming in the office every week for evaluations, as well as staff that go out to see the families all the time. You can't avoid sick...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-06, 06:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By Adiankur

I have to admit, that when I started cycling, I...

I have to admit, that when I started cycling, I didnt know about the light thing. I bought a very cheap light to start with, when I realized I couldnt see at all on the mup without one, and figured...
Forum: Touring
11-06-06, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,561
Posted By Adiankur

Sam83 thanks, that helps a bit there. ...

Sam83 thanks, that helps a bit there.

PurpleK I doubt I would go beyond 10 days to start anyway, maybe max at 14days but probably not right away. I would likely start out with a long weekend. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-06, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By Adiankur

Well, we have our own offices and can pretty much...

Well, we have our own offices and can pretty much isolate ourselves, so coming to work sick isnt that bad. Also, if I dont show up, someone else has to do my work, same with others but I am the only...
Forum: Touring
11-05-06, 08:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,570
Posted By Adiankur

Is that without strapping it to your back? If...

Is that without strapping it to your back? If you have to carry it one handed, that could be a problem if you have fairly weak wrists. Not easy to throw your bicycle over two shoulders, but if I...
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