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02-05-10, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,435
Posted By freako

Perhaps, but did you notice the tool used to do...

Perhaps, but did you notice the tool used to do the inset nut you requested?
02-05-10, 08:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,767
Posted By freako

That's one wild looking bike; it's amazing that I...

That's one wild looking bike; it's amazing that I remember seeing one on E-Bay back in Nov that only sold for $126-frame, fork and seat only, but still I thought that was way too cheap of a price. I...
02-05-10, 04:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,855
Posted By freako

I didn't know that when we strive for good...

I didn't know that when we strive for good physical fitness that we're just really toying around and not serious about our health. I need to go and play now.
Forum: Touring
02-05-10, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,607
Posted By freako

I'm a solo bird, and I do a mix of stuff on a...

I'm a solo bird, and I do a mix of stuff on a tour from camping to motels. But you have to figure about $10 to $20 for food a day depending on if your going to make food from scratch or carrying...
Forum: Touring
02-05-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,226
Posted By freako

I agree with never letting them grow in the first...

I agree with never letting them grow in the first place and grab and yank them out by the root...yes it will hurt, get over it. The toe will bleed for a while, just put a band-aid over it and off...
02-05-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,185
Posted By freako

I have a variety of bikes, and two of them have...

I have a variety of bikes, and two of them have Phil Woods hubs and one of those also has the bottom bracket. I'm not sure but I would say that having over 100,000 miles on a set of hubs and a...
02-05-10, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,435
Posted By freako

go here for how to do the pedals and for a list...

go here for how to do the pedals and for a list of tools you'll need. http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=83
Forum: Commuting
02-05-10, 03:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,332
Posted By freako

I complain to the Bike Forum moderators and they...

I complain to the Bike Forum moderators and they have them deleted!!!
Forum: Commuting
02-05-10, 11:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By freako

I ride different routes all the time. But even...

I ride different routes all the time. But even when I do ride the same route there's always something new to see you didn't notice the last time, or the seasons have changed adding another dimension...
02-05-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By freako

You know what man, don't take my word for what I...

You know what man, don't take my word for what I said of anyone else's word, instead go here and make your own determination:

http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=105
Forum: Commuting
02-05-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,351
Posted By freako

There's pro and cons to canvas vs cordura, some...

There's pro and cons to canvas vs cordura, some say cordura will outlast canvas some say it won't; I know I have an old canvas tent from the 50's still in the attic, I had a friend who had canvas...
02-05-10, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By freako

Question is how much is too tight or too loose? ...

Question is how much is too tight or too loose? you need to snug initially the cones down until they contact the bearings THEN turn back the adjustment 1/4th of a turn; then tighten the locknut...
02-05-10, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,813
Posted By freako

You need to spend more time on medieval history...

You need to spend more time on medieval history since you like to quote such trivial mush like "Companions whom I loved, and still do love,... Tell them, my song." To you I would say: Mal cuple en...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-10, 06:26 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,419
Posted By freako

A real bike crazed nut job; even I at 76 noticed...

A real bike crazed nut job; even I at 76 noticed something nicer then matching tires!!!! Get a life dude!
Replies: 17
Views: 4,180
Posted By freako

Have you ridden any of those bikes? How are you...

Have you ridden any of those bikes? How are you going to know what's comfortable for you if you don't ride it? One person says it's comfortable so your going to buy it? RIDE THEM. Or if these are...
Replies: 18
Views: 5,818
Posted By freako

Try this:...

Try this: http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1023757_-1_400031_400007_400101. Not exactly a bar bag but it is a small bag made for small items like what you mentioned.
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By freako

just a thought even though I don't own a carbon...

just a thought even though I don't own a carbon bike. Could it be possible that you got use to the vibration deafening of the carbon steerer then when it went to the steel extender vibration was...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-10, 11:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,351
Posted By freako

Don't use any dye if you expect Silicone to...

Don't use any dye if you expect Silicone to waterproof your material, because dye will ruin the effectiveness of the waterproofing agent you use.
02-04-10, 11:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,813
Posted By freako

You can get Shimano Ultegra hubs laced to silver...

You can get Shimano Ultegra hubs laced to silver Mavic Open Pro wheels for about $153 for the front and $183 for the rear. Unless your wanting to spend a total of $200 for both wheels then that...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-10, 12:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,880
Posted By freako

Originally shoes designed for toe straps had a...

Originally shoes designed for toe straps had a cleat on the bottom of the shoe with a grove that allowed the pedal cage to slip into so that your foot would not slide out if the the strap was a bit...
01-16-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,193
Posted By freako

Time and convenience? You mean it's more time...

Time and convenience? You mean it's more time saving and convenient to go home fix a flat and press it in a vice or heavy weight? HAHAHAHA; TO EACH IS OWN!!!!!

By the way FROZE, I guess you...
01-16-10, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,704
Posted By freako

Saddles are a personal choice that is comfortable...

Saddles are a personal choice that is comfortable for your butt not someone else's! What one person says that their saddle is the most comfortable may be the least comfortable for you. SOooo...
01-16-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,379
Posted By freako

Me too! But I go to the extreme of rarely...

Me too! But I go to the extreme of rarely watching TV so I guess that makes me a freak. I'd rather listen to music or ride my bike.
01-15-10, 06:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,193
Posted By freako

Acetone doesn't come in handy little foil packs...

Acetone doesn't come in handy little foil packs like alcohol does, thus you can't carry acetone in your seat bag unless you get a small bottle and take the chance of it leaking.

I too use Park...
01-15-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By freako

I use a small digital gram scale for weighing...

I use a small digital gram scale for weighing components, and large professional doctor scale to weigh my bikes...not really, I'm not as anal as you guys!!
Forum: Commuting
01-05-10, 10:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,388
Posted By freako

For the touring bike the Marathon Plus I found to...

For the touring bike the Marathon Plus I found to be just too heavy, I tried those and hated them, but they wear long and are an extremely tough tire; so I now roll on the Conti Contact Extra Light...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-10, 10:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,363
Posted By freako

An umbrella can serve two purpose, one is, as you...

An umbrella can serve two purpose, one is, as you know, to keep the rain off; the other is in case your brakes fail just bring the umbrella to the rear and have it act as a drag chute.
01-01-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By freako

Let me start by saying I never owned a shop so...

Let me start by saying I never owned a shop so really I don't have a clue. But I have some thoughts that perhaps others will not like. But I would "think" you would want to offer bikes that are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-10, 05:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,211
Posted By freako

I like both of them, I had a Master X-Lite but I...

I like both of them, I had a Master X-Lite but I crashed it and replaced it with a modern version of a older Cinelli Supercorsa I still have. I thought the Cinelli was a better riding bike but...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-10, 12:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,199
Posted By freako

First off let me rephrase what I mean't when I...

First off let me rephrase what I mean't when I said I don't tell my stories. I don't tell my war stories. I did mention to my wife I found the dead guy riding, but I don't go on an on about to...
12-30-09, 11:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,645
Posted By freako

The best I've ever owned in the described terms...

The best I've ever owned in the described terms of comfort and handling is the Cinelli Supercorsa.
12-30-09, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,514
Posted By freako

No the rims don't get red hot, nor do the pads...

No the rims don't get red hot, nor do the pads smoke, however the rims can get hot enough that after repeat braking the pads get softer then normal. It's the softening the pad that makes it wear out...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-09, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,404
Posted By freako

Yes they do but carrying one in your seat bag can...

Yes they do but carrying one in your seat bag can get interesting. The VAR works the same way but can be easily put into a seat bag.
Forum: Commuting
12-30-09, 09:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,232
Posted By freako

Whey protein is a by product of cheese which some...

Whey protein is a by product of cheese which some people are allergic to. In fact some who are not allergic normally to cheese find if they eat too much can experience stomach upset or flatulence,...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-09, 09:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,199
Posted By freako

[QUOTE=Disposable;10203581]Man that'd be so cool...

[QUOTE=Disposable;10203581]Man that'd be so cool to find a dead guy. You could tell stories about that for years!

I've been in the Marines for little less then 45 years and I can tell you from...
12-30-09, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,514
Posted By freako

I tell you what, you do one stop from 30mph on...

I tell you what, you do one stop from 30mph on flat road at a hard brake and immediately upon stopping please, please place your fingers firmly on the braking surface of the rim and tell me how hot...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,232
Posted By freako

Muscles develop a memory if the routine is the...

Muscles develop a memory if the routine is the same, and yours is the same, 3km 2 times a week. When this memory develops you fatigue. The only way to get past that is as others have noted, ride...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-09, 07:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,199
Posted By freako

I don't stare down at the road when riding so I...

I don't stare down at the road when riding so I don't find much money in 50 years plus of riding. I did find a Makita 24v drill laying on the ground still in great shape that some one must of put on...
Forum: Foo
12-29-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,367
Posted By freako

From the latest news, free TV is going to...

From the latest news, free TV is going to disappear in America over the next 10 years starting with the Fox network who was purchased by Comcast and to go off air in Jan 10, with NBC in buy out...
Replies: 25
Views: 7,095
Posted By freako

It's been a long time since I've seen one, and I...

It's been a long time since I've seen one, and I never used them, so my memory is more faded then I thought when I responded.
Forum: Commuting
12-29-09, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,404
Posted By freako

It sounds like you want a tire that is as light...

It sounds like you want a tire that is as light as the Gatorskin that's easy to install but equal in flat protection. I like the Conti Grand Prix 4 Seasons with Vectron; it's lighter then the...
12-29-09, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,514
Posted By freako

To add to all the above info, steel rims get hot...

To add to all the above info, steel rims get hot faster and stay hot longer then aluminum, which means the more you use your brakes the hotter the steel rim will get vs AL; thus the added heat will...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,642
Posted By freako

I use guerrilla tape

I use guerrilla tape
12-27-09, 09:22 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 62,667
Posted By freako

There is no "holy grail" of bicycles once your...

There is no "holy grail" of bicycles once your into mid-level and beyond, it's whatever works good for you. I like my 72 Schwinn Paramount; I like my 79 Cinelli SuperCorsa, I liked this bike so much...
Replies: 25
Views: 7,095
Posted By freako

Funny thing about those tire savors, back in the...

Funny thing about those tire savors, back in the day I don't remember those things touching tires because I don't recall them huming nor waring out, BUT it was a long time ago and I may have...
12-27-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By freako

If it doesn't vibrate on the road then don't...

If it doesn't vibrate on the road then don't worry about it. If it vibrates all the time on road at any speed then the issue is the wheel. If it only vibrates at a certain range of speed like...
12-26-09, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By freako

Wax? on what? Like one poster said wax on chains...

Wax? on what? Like one poster said wax on chains is crap.

On the frame I would use a superior car wax like Mequire's NXT Generation. Don't use Carnuba wax unless you have a natural paint used...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,063
Posted By freako

In a word, YES. Genetics is huge but so is...

In a word, YES. Genetics is huge but so is training. You could be genetically superior but without proper training your just going to be average. One odd thing though, Eddie Mercx hadn't rode a...
Forum: Commuting
12-26-09, 09:23 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,492
Posted By freako

I spent my entire life until 10 years ago in the...

I spent my entire life until 10 years ago in the Marines serving in Korea starting in 52 ( year before armistice) at age of 19, Vietnam, Grenada, Honduros, and Iraq 1 (yes I'm old-76) I'm not gun...
12-26-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,855
Posted By freako

Chrome rims are very heavy and very unsafe in wet...

Chrome rims are very heavy and very unsafe in wet conditions. Do yourself a huge favor and replace those rims with aluminum rims WRK101, either that or don't ride in the rain if you want to keep the...
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