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08-06-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,276
Posted By meradi

Sure does, not too small nor too tall!

Sure does, not too small nor too tall!
08-06-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,276
Posted By meradi

Hi all, Thanks for the advice. I happened...

Hi all,
Thanks for the advice.

I happened to be in town and saw what appeared to be a fixed gear/singlespeed bike at a used-stuff store. I ended up getting it for $50.
I could tell it was a...
08-04-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,276
Posted By meradi

Want to get into fixed riding ... questions on how to do it

Sorry, I know a lot of this might have been asked before. I've searched but just can't decide what to do.

I'd like to get into fixed gear riding. It's always been fascinating to me but I haven't...
08-17-11, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By meradi

Mid-1990s Trek aluminum mountain bike -- safe?

I bought a (used) Trek mountain bike. There's a label on it that says Easton ProGram, I guess because it's aluminum. I've read some things about bonded aluminum and how the frame could crack,...
07-24-07, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By meradi

Frame painting / gluing pictures question

I've got an old steel frame, not too rusted, that I plan on building into a fixed-gear. I'm debating whether to have it painted by a local guy with automotive paint, which would cost a bit of money,...
08-11-06, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,113
Posted By meradi

Don't know much about it, but I had one of those...

Don't know much about it, but I had one of those once (even the same color) and it was an enjoyable ride! I thought it was called a 'Sports'.
08-11-06, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By meradi

So that's what that decal looks like. Mine's...

So that's what that decal looks like. Mine's partially covered by a bike registration sticker from ages ago. Good luck with your project, sounds like fun!
08-11-06, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By meradi

I'd definitely save the parts I take off it. I'm...

I'd definitely save the parts I take off it. I'm thinking a Brooks would feel a lot nicer than the springy mattress seat on there now. As far as the reach, it seems too short - but it does look like...
08-11-06, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By meradi

Schwinn blasphemy, or no such thing?

I got this 1962 Traveler for pretty cheap, and it works great. I think it's a tad small for me as far as reach since the bars sweep back so far. Would it be a huge sin to put different bars on, or...
07-06-06, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By meradi

Conversion question - frame choice

I've been wanting to get into fixed-gear and have a few questions.
I've got two old road frames to choose from - a Sanwa which is surprisingly light, and a Peugeot which is pretty heavy but (to me...
07-04-06, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By meradi

peugeot

you've got a private message...
06-23-06, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By meradi

Oh, a 57 since a friend of mine would sell it to...

Oh, a 57 since a friend of mine would sell it to me for cheap. I think EAI makes cogs going up to 23, I think a 19 would do fine. Didn't think of the extra pants-rolling!
06-23-06, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By meradi

Chainring size question

Any downside to using something like a 57-tooth chainring?
Forum: Commuting
06-10-06, 07:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,772
Posted By meradi

Here in Illinois, I use my air horn for those...

Here in Illinois, I use my air horn for those walkers in the bike-only lanes. They don't seem to get it or hear it otherwise.
Gets a great reaction too I must admit :)
06-10-06, 07:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By meradi

Happens

I've had that happen severl times here in town, where I'm the only one at a light and there's not any cars on my side of the light. I guess it's from the bike not being enough to trigger the light...
06-09-06, 04:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 879
Posted By meradi

Thanks for the 27" fixed wheel link!

I'm looking to convert my older road bike to fixed, and this wheel will make it a much cheaper project (instead of converting to 700c wheels). Thanks!
06-03-06, 05:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By meradi

Wow - I had the affected front skewer, but...

Wow - I had the affected front skewer, but someone stole my back wheel and while they were at it stole the front skewer (leaving the wheel). Guess I need not worry about the recall, and if there's...
06-03-06, 04:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,078
Posted By meradi

I go to U of I too and just yesterday my back...

I go to U of I too and just yesterday my back wheel was taken. And the skewer for the front wheel (but not the entire front wheel). My bad, I parked at one of those crappy racks (not the inverted...
06-02-06, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By meradi

Wheel/cassette question / recommendation

Fun day - someone stole my back wheel, and then stole just the skewer off the front (leaving the front wheel, skewerless).
Anyway, I have the rear wheel that originally came on the bike -- I can...
04-03-06, 05:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,104
Posted By meradi

Interesting... my 2004 Cypress makes the same...

Interesting... my 2004 Cypress makes the same noise. When I first got it and rode it, the pedals ended up fallin goff since I guess they weren't tightened enough. But that's fixed now. Who knows....
Forum: Commuting
03-31-06, 06:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,398
Posted By meradi

Spring is nice for riding since the car people...

Spring is nice for riding since the car people tend to have their windows open. So they can hear all sorts of insults. Otherwise it's no fun.
Yesterday I had an old old guy in a car, driving maybe...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-06, 06:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,138
Posted By meradi

I tried panniers to carry my computer and books...

I tried panniers to carry my computer and books to school. On the maiden voyage, the pannier fell off and I managed to run right over it (the one holding the computer, naturally). Of course, since...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-06, 08:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,931
Posted By meradi

Actually it is the AirZounds horn. I forgot the...

Actually it is the AirZounds horn. I forgot the name of it til you mentioned it. Hate to sound too mean about scaring people, but this was the same bike path where a bunch of "pedestrians" knocked my...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-06, 01:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,931
Posted By meradi

I believe the ads say it's about 115 dB...I think...

I believe the ads say it's about 115 dB...I think it has a volume control knob, mine's not turned quite all the way up. I wish the sound was a bit deeper like a car horn, but it is ear-piercingly...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-06, 12:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,931
Posted By meradi

A device to make commuting easier.

First commute today with my Delta Air Horn installed. What a wonderful difference! People walking on the bike paths where they aren't supposed to be? No problem! HONK! What a thrill to scare the sh*t...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-06, 12:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,715
Posted By meradi

My wife has a Raleigh c30 (or something like...

My wife has a Raleigh c30 (or something like that) hybrid bike which she thinks is a drag to ride... I have a Giant Cypress, another hybrid, which seems much easier to ride.

Hi from Champaign!...
02-11-06, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,899
Posted By meradi

Unfortunately the decals didn't survive, so I...

Unfortunately the decals didn't survive, so I have no idea which model this one is. Sure is a nice ride though!
Forum: Commuting
01-31-06, 06:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,563
Posted By meradi

Hey mycoatl, I'm in law school too, about to...

Hey mycoatl,

I'm in law school too, about to graduate! Anyway I've gained maybe 20-25 pounds since starting law school. Not sure if it's the desk-work or the increased beer consumption that's to...
01-23-06, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By meradi

I hope so - read so many great thigns about them,...

I hope so - read so many great thigns about them, I couldn't resist. Especially after V-braking in some nasty mud this weekend :)
01-23-06, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By meradi

Thanks - ordered a pair, wanted to make sure I...

Thanks - ordered a pair, wanted to make sure I wasn't forgetting anything. Though I did forget brake cable since they need a longer cable, I think (duh).
01-23-06, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By meradi

Avid BB7's - comes with the pads?

Just wondering if the Avid BB7's come with brake pads or not. No site seems to indicate one or the other...
Thanks!
Forum: Foo
01-22-06, 11:00 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,713
Posted By meradi

Here's mine, an '87 Saab 900. Love it! Though a...

Here's mine, an '87 Saab 900. Love it! Though a hatchback would be more practical for carrying my bike around, it works well enough with the top down! And it's good on gas too.
01-20-06, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By meradi

I'll be checking it out too (already ordered...

I'll be checking it out too (already ordered it)... since I'm pretty new to off-road biking, I'll put the book to a good test!
01-19-06, 06:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,044
Posted By meradi

Wow - think the paper printed it just to show...

Wow - think the paper printed it just to show what a crazy she is?
01-14-06, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By meradi

I measured the frame spacing - 135! I may go with...

I measured the frame spacing - 135! I may go with an 8 or 9 speed then. I realize the frame itself might not be worth the upgrade, but if I can upgrade with 9-speed stuff, I can always use those...
01-08-06, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By meradi

how to upgrade older 6-spd MTB

Hi,
I just reclaimed my trusty old Hardrock from my brother in law who hadn't used it that much but managed to break a few things. Anyway, The cranks, pedals, derailleurs, shifters, and back wheel...
08-03-05, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By meradi

The same exact thing happened to me earlier this...

The same exact thing happened to me earlier this summer. I bought a new bike, while riding a few days later I thought the straps were loose on the left pedal. No - it was the pedal coming off! What a...
07-24-05, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,063
Posted By meradi

My local bike shop also was trying to sell the 04...

My local bike shop also was trying to sell the 04 SX for the price of the 05, this year. I found another shop who had it for $480, so off to that shop I went. I had emailed the bike shop here about...
06-28-05, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,175
Posted By meradi

Yesterday I was trying to put on new bars and...

Yesterday I was trying to put on new bars and stem when one of my ancient brake levers decided to spontaneously spring apart. Had a horrible time getting it back together. Of course I reinjured an...
06-17-05, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By meradi

As far as security - when I was in Sweden we...

As far as security - when I was in Sweden we rented bikes which had a pivoting arm between the seat stays which locked up the wheel and which could be locked with a key. Something I'd never seen...
06-16-05, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,468
Posted By meradi

Dostoy - Thanks for posting! I just picked...

Dostoy -

Thanks for posting! I just picked up an older Italian bike and just today managed to wrench the stem free so I could adjust the bars. It was marked "AVA Made in France." So these are...
06-16-05, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By meradi

Jeff - that's exactly what I just had to do, had...

Jeff - that's exactly what I just had to do, had to figure it out though instead of reading your post!
06-16-05, 12:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 424
Posted By meradi

Stuck threaded stem? Try Vinegar!

My stem was hopelessly stuck inside. Soaked it for days with PB Blaster to no avail. Pounded on the loosened allen bolt with a hammer, quite hard. no luck. I remembered reading one post about someone...
06-15-05, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By meradi

Doing a search, I read somewhere that someone...

Doing a search, I read somewhere that someone said that they had never seen a Japanese freewheel (or hub, I forget which it said) which wasn't threaded English-style. If this is true then I suppose...
06-15-05, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By meradi

Freewheel threading question

Hi,
I picked up a late-70s Italian road bike from a garage sale over the weekend. It's a 10-speed. The chain skips, so I plan to replace that but I'd also like to change the gearing a bit. Looking...
06-11-05, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,899
Posted By meradi

Italian Olympia bicycle - any info?

Hi,
Just picked up an "Olympia" bicycle at a garage sale. The owner said he bought it in Italy new (I should have asked when). I picked it up and was SO surprised at how light the silver-painted...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-05, 04:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,810
Posted By meradi

Dewbert, I sympathize with you, as I used to...

Dewbert,

I sympathize with you, as I used to live in Indy a few years ago. My commute was far shorter than yours though (Speedway area to downtown). Later I moved further north and was able to...
06-09-05, 11:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,914
Posted By meradi

Maybe I wasn't completely clear. The lane I'm...

Maybe I wasn't completely clear. The lane I'm referring to is totally separate from the road - I probably should have called it a bike-only path. There are sidewalks on both sides on the road also,...
06-09-05, 09:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,914
Posted By meradi

WTF? I ask what others would do to maintain peace...

WTF? I ask what others would do to maintain peace when confronted with people who SHOULD NOT be in the "bikes only" lane, and this is what I get? You sound like the type who would walk in such a...
06-08-05, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,648
Posted By meradi

Geez it's a rehash of criminal law all over...

Geez it's a rehash of criminal law all over again! (in my last year of law school here).

Good to see some kind of jail time at least! Better than nothing.
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