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04-02-08, 09:50 AM
03-31-08, 02:25 PM
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Views: 1,431
Posted By skingry

Another option to consider, is neither. Now let...

Another option to consider, is neither. Now let me explain myself:

I've always been a big fan of the Camelbak reservoirs (and even more of a fan of MSR Dromedary Lite bags), but the bags have...
03-28-08, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,908
Posted By skingry

Elastomer Forks

Is there such a thing as a good (high end?) elastomer fork? Everyone I can find info on looks like the bottom of the ladder.
03-28-08, 11:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,479
Posted By skingry

So i bought this track bike frame used, and the...

So i bought this track bike frame used, and the guy who sold it to me (for $30) said it had like 10,000 miles on it. Well long story short, one of the welds broke. That bike was a piece of junk.
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03-27-08, 06:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,670
Posted By skingry

I got my GT Avalanche (Expert) for 950. I've...

I got my GT Avalanche (Expert) for 950. I've seen last year's Zaskars (again expert) in your price range as well.
Forum: Touring
03-25-08, 08:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,286
Posted By skingry

It's all about maximizing use of the stuff you...

It's all about maximizing use of the stuff you carry. Alcohol stoves will run off of Everclear.

The formula:

1 Part EC
4 Parts Punch (or six if you can't take the heat).

Don't drink too...
03-23-08, 10:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,932
Posted By skingry

Ok, we can now lay this issue to rest now (and...

Ok, we can now lay this issue to rest now (and Dminor can finally rest easy that no one will use the word "taint" anymore and upset his delicate '50+' sensibilities):

A pic of the rig with the...
03-23-08, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By skingry

Dollars per lumen output, nothing beats an...

Dollars per lumen output, nothing beats an overvolted MR-16. Hands down.
03-21-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,932
Posted By skingry

You all will be amazed come Sunday (maybe Monday...

You all will be amazed come Sunday (maybe Monday if I decide to get drunk).
03-21-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,932
Posted By skingry

No, get out of here!!! You have to let me spread...

No, get out of here!!! You have to let me spread my wings!!!

And, yes, I think that there are a lot of ****ty saddles.
03-21-08, 01:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,932
Posted By skingry

The thread is not yet closed... not until I...

The thread is not yet closed... not until I deliver my results. Then, and only then, can we lay this issue to bed.



Allow me to clarify... my ****ty Bel Air saddle is leaving me with the...
03-20-08, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By skingry

It kind of is... for inexperienced riders. ...

It kind of is... for inexperienced riders.

Some of us that ride a bit more have the gear inches burned into our brains for each ring/cog and know how they overlap (so we know when and how to...
03-20-08, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By skingry

Voila! ...

Voila!

http://www.beyondbikes.com/bb/tech/?section=rdr
03-19-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,932
Posted By skingry

I believe you may have stumbled upon something...

I believe you may have stumbled upon something indeed. I will also add tire pressure measurements to the regimen of experimentation this Saturday.
03-19-08, 08:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,932
Posted By skingry

My dear Santiago from the great white north (or...

My dear Santiago from the great white north (or as some would call it, "America's Hat"), we must prove the existence of a MTB massage in a scientific manner.
03-18-08, 06:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,932
Posted By skingry

Fascinating indeed, but let us not forget the...

Fascinating indeed, but let us not forget the task at hand. The task at hand is to determine in a scinetific manner if or if not a Brooks saddle does indeed deliver a taint massage when a fixed to...
03-18-08, 12:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,932
Posted By skingry

A man of science! I will report my findings...

A man of science! I will report my findings forthwith.
03-18-08, 07:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,932
Posted By skingry

I do not (and will not) speak for other riders......

I do not (and will not) speak for other riders... the type who are into a bit of roughness and heavy handedness from their velociopedals... but I for one would like to have my bicycle treat me with...
03-18-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,932
Posted By skingry

Yeah, I looked at the threads... most went...

Yeah, I looked at the threads... most went something like this:

OP: Blah blah Brooks Saddles blah blah.

BF: ZOMFG!!! THEY ARE SO HEAVY!!! DOWNHILL BIKES!!!! NOOBZ!!!!

I'm looking for...
03-17-08, 10:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,932
Posted By skingry

Brooks Saddles

This may be a dumb question, but does anyone here ride a Brooks on the trails?

I've got one on my commuter and have gotten used to the plush massage it delivers my taint on my ride to/from work. ...
03-15-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,168
Posted By skingry

Granted this is OT from the topic of the thread...

Granted this is OT from the topic of the thread (and the sub forum) but... +1.
03-15-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,168
Posted By skingry

180 miles? Don't want to be seen? Want to know...

180 miles? Don't want to be seen? Want to know the best way to do it?

Your feet. Invest in a decent pair of shoes (Chuck Taylors, **** boots). 15-25 miles a day over developed terrain is very...
01-25-08, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By skingry

You can do a Google search for "Pond Scum Bicycle...

You can do a Google search for "Pond Scum Bicycle Light". I have a pair of those on my rig...
01-21-08, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By skingry

Try deburring the valve hole on the rim.

Try deburring the valve hole on the rim.
12-05-07, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,428
Posted By skingry

At the bike shop I go to, one of the mechanics...

At the bike shop I go to, one of the mechanics played a trick on one of the other mechanics once and stuck a ball bearing inside his rim (double walled... so it just rolled around and made noise). ...
11-23-07, 10:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,786
Posted By skingry

Then people won't stop driving: and...

Then people won't stop driving:



and people won't have to:
11-21-07, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,475
Posted By skingry

My bulbs (Philips 3 pack from H-Deezy) have a...

My bulbs (Philips 3 pack from H-Deezy) have a stated life of 3000 hours. The way I under stood it was life decreased logarithmically as you increased voltage linearly. So a 20% over volt (14.4V)...
11-18-07, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,475
Posted By skingry

There's always this....

There's always this. (http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=245737)
11-18-07, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By skingry

I ordered one two weeks ago and just got it......

I ordered one two weeks ago and just got it... but bear in mind he lives in British Columbia and I live in Georgia... so two weeks to get here via standard post is about right.

Just put an order...
11-16-07, 03:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,995
Posted By skingry

The emitters are U-binned SSC P4's (5.82 each)...

The emitters are U-binned SSC P4's (5.82 each) Linky (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1445).
11-16-07, 07:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,995
Posted By skingry

Breaking down your $174 figure: ~$15 US for...

Breaking down your $174 figure:

~$15 US for a triple lens (Cutter or LED Spot)
~$18 US for three emitters (Deal Extreme)
~$32 US for the driver (Task LED)

--Total minus the housing ~$65 US......
11-13-07, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By skingry

Rayovac AA flashlight taped to the front bars and...

Rayovac AA flashlight taped to the front bars and rear reflector.
11-07-07, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By skingry

Probably not the XR-E's, as I bought it a year...

Probably not the XR-E's, as I bought it a year ago. I think mine has Luxeon LED's.

Still, there isn't enough metal to properly wick away the heat generated by the XR-E running full bore (700mA or...
11-07-07, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By skingry

They are only running at ~1W each. The bulbs...

They are only running at ~1W each. The bulbs aren't that great. I bought one and was unimpressed (from a cycling standpoint).

If I were using the bulbs for product display, they'd be ok.
11-01-07, 07:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,317
Posted By skingry

You do know that this was likely caused by using...

You do know that this was likely caused by using a steel cassette on a lightweight* aluminum freehub right?

* ie. cheap.

Have any of you ever contemplated that the wonky cassettes used by the...
10-19-07, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,796
Posted By skingry

HAHAHA This thread is making me laugh out loud......

HAHAHA This thread is making me laugh out loud... for realz yo.
Forum: Touring
08-15-07, 12:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,372
Posted By skingry

Yes add an 'A' to the end with a hint of...

Yes add an 'A' to the end with a hint of inflection towards the end... sort of like a exclamation type question. So phonetically it would be 'shu-Wal-be ey', or spelled out 'Schwalbe Ey?'.

:)
08-07-07, 04:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,208
Posted By skingry

Well what's the word then?... Best lube?

Well what's the word then?... Best lube?
08-07-07, 04:42 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 11,565
Posted By skingry

That cop was my father. You guys are a bunch of...

That cop was my father. You guys are a bunch of *******s. He got fired because of what ChromePista did. We had to eat dirt that year for Christmas dinner.

Thanks a lot jerks.
Forum: Touring
07-21-07, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By skingry

Tout Terrain builds frames that have a built in...

Tout Terrain builds frames that have a built in rear rack. They're really nice frames, but REALLY expensive too.
06-27-07, 03:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By skingry

I have the same problem on one of my bikes, but I...

I have the same problem on one of my bikes, but I still haven't had to pull the crank (sealed BB). A two prong puller wouldn't work?
06-11-07, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By skingry

Consider though, for a little more than the...

Consider though, for a little more than the absolute bottom cost, you get EXACTLY what you want.
Forum: Commuting
06-08-07, 06:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,318
Posted By skingry

Does it have the stop sign out and the lights...

Does it have the stop sign out and the lights flashing? If so, I wouldn't pass.
06-08-07, 06:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,113
Posted By skingry

My choice for cheap Canadian pedals. The cheap...

My choice for cheap Canadian pedals. The cheap plastic ones that came on the bike.
06-07-07, 10:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,503
Posted By skingry

If you are talking about 'brazing'... then maybe....

If you are talking about 'brazing'... then maybe. Brass, hell no. Silver, possibly. Might as well get a cheap oxy/mapp torch from the big box if you are removing braze-ons (my guess as to why you...
06-07-07, 10:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,546
Posted By skingry

All tubes are made in China/Taiwan/Thailand......

All tubes are made in China/Taiwan/Thailand... unless you get some expensive handmade tubulars from Germany (Conti's) or Italy (Veloflex).

I have an excellent frame that was machine welded in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-07, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By skingry

Shorts with suspenders. Check the saddle too...

Shorts with suspenders. Check the saddle too (tilt, position fore/aft). Or maybe that spot is still soft on you and you just need to toughen it up by riding more often :)
06-07-07, 06:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,362
Posted By skingry

I went in there with a conversion and got punched...

I went in there with a conversion and got punched in the face, then they dragged me to the curb and pissed on me.

/sarcasm
06-07-07, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By skingry

Well first off... stop talking about this...

Well first off... stop talking about this incident on BF. Maybe even delete your post above.

Second, get lawyer and stop asking us for advice (because in this case you NEED TO GET ONE).

The...
05-31-07, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By skingry

Find someone who can put in one of these: ...

Find someone who can put in one of these:

http://www.emhart.com/products/helicoil.asp
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