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05-14-14, 06:42 PM
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Posted By halfbiked

40 to 30 psi is a big drop. Head in that...

40 to 30 psi is a big drop. Head in that direction, in smaller increments.
04-08-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,552
Posted By halfbiked

Try racing with what you have before replacing...

Try racing with what you have before replacing it. You will quickly learn what you like & don't like about 1) the bike and 2) the races.
Replies: 46
Views: 6,764
Posted By halfbiked

As usual, your mileage may vary. For me, I (like...

As usual, your mileage may vary. For me, I (like you) commute 30 miles round trip. I've been getting 70 to 120 miles a week this year (I do partial rides in inclement weather). I just signed up...
04-05-14, 11:01 AM
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Posted By halfbiked

A pic from my shakedown ride after a fork swap: ...

A pic from my shakedown ride after a fork swap:
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,761
Posted By halfbiked

What are you trying to accomplish? Running...

What are you trying to accomplish?

Running can help with cardio and metabolic conditioning (how long can you go at 100%? / how long does it take you to recover from going 95% for 1 minute?), but...
02-09-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By halfbiked

fuji royale headset

Posting this for posterity, as I couldn't find the correct info before pulling the trigger.

My early 80s Fuji Royale needs a new headset. Looking at the VO stuff, I wasn't sure if I needed ISO...
07-28-09, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By halfbiked

"but they zip around on asphalt fine as well?...

"but they zip around on asphalt fine as well? even at that width?"

Surprisingly well. I have big apples on a dummy.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,019
Posted By halfbiked

On Skodas those racks are a factory option. Wish...

On Skodas those racks are a factory option. Wish we could get 'em here.
06-16-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,112
Posted By halfbiked

The ratio of circumference to diameter is...

The ratio of circumference to diameter is constant. c=d*pi
06-16-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,261
Posted By halfbiked

For the truly schizophrenic, there's always the...

For the truly schizophrenic, there's always the flip-flop pedal. I ride Shimanos with flats on one side & clipless on the other. When I'm doing a dedicated ride, I wear clipless shoes. When I'm...
Forum: Touring
06-06-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By halfbiked

No. But thinking it through I'm waffling between...

No. But thinking it through I'm waffling between thinking that's a lot of additional torque on the attachment point between the trail-a-bike & front bike; vs. no-big-deal.

Conclusion: If that's...
Forum: Touring
06-06-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,915
Posted By halfbiked

Handsome. What did you say your address was? :D...

Handsome. What did you say your address was? :D

On the reflectors: my wife still has them on her casseroll. I keep wondering if she'd notice them missing.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,230
Posted By halfbiked

Are you talking a little bag for tools &...

Are you talking a little bag for tools & innertubes, or a bag that can hold stuff like lunch & raingear? I have a carradice bag from Rivendell that I like, though the leather with brass buckles is...
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By halfbiked

I don't see how you've allowed for the trailer to...

I don't see how you've allowed for the trailer to move independently of the tow vehicle. Your hitch needs to allow for differences in pitch, yaw and roll between the bike & trailer. i.e. the bike...
05-04-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,953
Posted By halfbiked

I used to use a Yakima Tread Head on my Jeep - it...

I used to use a Yakima Tread Head on my Jeep - it mounts to the spare tire carrier rather than the hitch. The thing with the hitch mounts, not unlike the roof mounts, is that sometimes you have a...
05-02-09, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,668
Posted By halfbiked

Your butt will tell you if its ruined. Sounds to...

Your butt will tell you if its ruined. Sounds to me like you've merely accelerated the break-in process. If its sagging more than you'd like, consider trying to lace it up rather than tightening...
Forum: Touring
04-29-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,062
Posted By halfbiked

A couple thoughts from Mr Brown. I've only...

A couple thoughts from Mr Brown. I've only excerpted a couple notable points - he goes into more detail (see link, below):



http://www.sheldonbrown.com/leather.html
Replies: 25
Views: 1,801
Posted By halfbiked

Speaking of noob questions... Does anyone carry a...

Speaking of noob questions... Does anyone carry a lock?
Forum: Touring
04-23-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By halfbiked

RIDE YOUR OWN RIDE. Family, friends, the...

RIDE YOUR OWN RIDE.

Family, friends, the friendly people at bikeforums and at bike shops all will offer input and advice. Some will be brilliant. Some will be entirely inapplicable to you. But...
Forum: Touring
04-23-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By halfbiked

Where are you touring? Your location says GA,...

Where are you touring? Your location says GA, which says to me, east coast, which means black bears. In my opinion the rules are different for black bears than brown/grizzly bears (i.e. Rocky Mtn...
Forum: Touring
04-19-09, 09:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,327
Posted By halfbiked

Sounds like you're already on your way. Enjoy...

Sounds like you're already on your way. Enjoy the ride.
04-18-09, 09:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,120
Posted By halfbiked

But did you see the tires? Definitely vintage.

But did you see the tires? Definitely vintage.
Forum: Touring
04-18-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,913
Posted By halfbiked

Keep it all. Frame goes on the wall, around a...

Keep it all. Frame goes on the wall, around a picture of you, the bike & Mao. Or you, the bike and all all your crap spread over the road just past the pothole.
04-17-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,120
Posted By halfbiked

Is classic older or newer? I'd say newer,...

Is classic older or newer?

I'd say newer, but am already depressed that bikes I grew up riding qualify as 'vintage'.

When did that happen?
Forum: Touring
04-17-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By halfbiked

1 ebay search & $30 (potentially) JANDD panniers...

1 ebay search & $30 (potentially) JANDD panniers show up:...
04-17-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,673
Posted By halfbiked

I came here looking for more info on my Falcon. ...

I came here looking for more info on my Falcon. Its the same purple paint as steppin's. Not sure if that means black diamond or not. What I really want to learn is whether the bottom bracket is...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-06, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,952
Posted By halfbiked

You want to DRIVE in that traffic?? I changed...

You want to DRIVE in that traffic?? I changed jobs a couple months ago and enjoy the ride much, much more to the new place. My old job was an easy drive & easier ride, 6 miles. If I drove it was...
Forum: Foo
03-20-06, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 493
Posted By halfbiked

Maynard, Bring out the Gimp...

Maynard, Bring out the Gimp...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-06, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,147
Posted By halfbiked

For storage, cold is good for batteries. ...

For storage, cold is good for batteries. However, when you're asking for juice, warmer is better. So from that perspective squeaky is doing himself a favor by storing the batteries inside, when not...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-06, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By halfbiked

Reminds me of a dude I met while backpacking. ...

Reminds me of a dude I met while backpacking. Most of us were in the 'lighter is better camp.' He was not. Then he related a story about how he & a buddy, on a long tour - might've been...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-06, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By halfbiked

You should be looking for a bike that fits well. ...

You should be looking for a bike that fits well.

2 years ago I had the same problem you're having. Eventually found a bike shop that is part of a program teaching job skills to at-risk youth. ...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-06, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By halfbiked

I propose that the kool stops' arrow shaped end...

I propose that the kool stops' arrow shaped end is effectively cleaning gunk off the rims before braking force is applied, reducing the amount of abrasives trapped between the pad & rim.
Forum: Commuting
03-20-06, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,472
Posted By halfbiked

Frickin' cold this AM. Not too bad in...

Frickin' cold this AM. Not too bad in temperatures - around 20, but my ride was right into the teeth of a biting 11-14 mph wind. At first an ice-cream-headache problem was bothering me, until I...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-06, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 776
Posted By halfbiked

My understanding is they do pretty well. The...

My understanding is they do pretty well. The tires are so fat you don't get caught up in others' ruts. Though if the ruts are from cars, you might have a problem.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-06, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By halfbiked

You haven't provided a lot of information to go...

You haven't provided a lot of information to go on. Despite that I'll hazard a guess. Small L-brackets. A hardware store shold have various sizes available. You may have to be prepared to modify...
03-16-06, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By halfbiked

Be careful when turning and braking. Usually its...

Be careful when turning and braking. Usually its only where sand starts getting piled up that causes problems - a thin layer isn't a huge deal.
Forum: Foo
03-10-06, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 707
Posted By halfbiked

I'm always a little leery when Liz Phair is on...

I'm always a little leery when Liz Phair is on there; though they lyrics are a bit more risque than the song titles, worst of which is <fornicate> and Run.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-09-06, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,999
Posted By halfbiked

What is it? Steamed plywood?

What is it? Steamed plywood?
03-09-06, 01:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,226
Posted By halfbiked

March will be March. Up here its 46 right now,...

March will be March. Up here its 46 right now, but there's a predicted low of 18 coming up next week. I bet I have to snowblow one more time (though only had to twice this year).
Forum: Commuting
03-09-06, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,472
Posted By halfbiked

It was a good morning and has been a good week. ...

It was a good morning and has been a good week. 2 1/2 days commuting so far (got a ride in on Tues). Looks like I'll pedal tomorrow too. I'm actually enjoying my truck being sick.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-06, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By halfbiked

I voted bullhorn as I'm running some Scott MTB...

I voted bullhorn as I'm running some Scott MTB bars with integrated bar-ends on the winter bike. Plain old drops on the Fuji, which hasn't seen the light of day in 5 months.
02-24-06, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,243
Posted By halfbiked

Frames...........I said frames dagnammit[/QUOTE] ...

Frames...........I said frames dagnammit[/QUOTE]


You did. And I said seperately-sold forks. Click on the forks on their website. Available in gloss black. So if he wants a cross-check frame...
02-24-06, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,243
Posted By halfbiked

According to their website, the seperately-sold...

According to their website, the seperately-sold forks are all gloss black.
Forum: Foo
02-20-06, 03:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 785
Posted By halfbiked

Its not so bad. Mostly.

Its not so bad. Mostly.
02-20-06, 02:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,292
Posted By halfbiked

Anyone else use Lake gauntlets? My wife bought...

Anyone else use Lake gauntlets? My wife bought me some. They have a liner that is actually rather thin fleecy stuff and a durable waterproof outer. The liners are velcroed in so can be removed for...
02-17-06, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By halfbiked

Where this gets complicated is in how you run the...

Where this gets complicated is in how you run the chain.
Forum: Foo
02-17-06, 02:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,071
Posted By halfbiked

We bought a house this year with a shuffleboard,...

We bought a house this year with a shuffleboard, uh, board inlaid in the floor tile in the basement. I tell ya, we are gonna CLEAN UP on the bluehair cruises.
02-17-06, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By halfbiked

Yeah, I didn't have the cojones to ride today. ...

Yeah, I didn't have the cojones to ride today. Or yesterday.
Forum: Foo
02-17-06, 01:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,321
Posted By halfbiked

Jiminy Cricket, Town Hall Brewery's "Masala...

Jiminy Cricket, Town Hall Brewery's "Masala Momma" IPA. Great on a normal day, but when they have it in cask... Mmmm....

Come to think of it I still have growler at home. :beer:
02-17-06, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By halfbiked

I'm curious to know. There was a bike with a...

I'm curious to know. There was a bike with a similar frame hanging on the wall up in Cable WI.
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