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06-18-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,324
Posted By Unapomer

I stand corrected! Thanks Beachgrad05 for...

I stand corrected!
Thanks Beachgrad05 for stating the facts and providing the links to back them up.

I don't feel so guilty now knowing that my fellow tax paying cyclists are not responsible for...
06-17-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,935
Posted By Unapomer

Kudos, nice build! You haven't mentioned your...

Kudos, nice build! You haven't mentioned your gearing for the flat ride to work?
06-14-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,324
Posted By Unapomer

Tell me you haven't heard of the "Obama Phone"?...

Tell me you haven't heard of the "Obama Phone"? It's a federal program administered by the states to give phones to those in need.
https://www.freegovernmentcellphones.net/basics/qualify
I...
06-05-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,738
Posted By Unapomer

166 is NOT bicycle friendly, please choose an...

166 is NOT bicycle friendly, please choose an alternate route!
03-18-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,956
Posted By Unapomer

I have heard good reports about this seller: ...

I have heard good reports about this seller:
https://www.mtbforksbymark.com/ Give him a phone call and tell him your requirements
01-13-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,838
Posted By Unapomer

Sorry to hear that..... please accept my...

Sorry to hear that..... please accept my sympathies.
Can you give us a little more info?
Based on your brief description, he was northbound on PCH at Seal Beach Blvd and was rear-ended. Was it by...
11-09-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Unapomer

How about a little more information, such as:...

How about a little more information, such as: What hub? What rim? What size wheel? How many spoke holes?
10-31-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 274,557
Posted By Unapomer

Thanks for the reply, a very nice looking Ross...

Thanks for the reply, a very nice looking Ross for sure!!
10-31-18, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 274,557
Posted By Unapomer

Kdogbikes.......... Please post pics and details...

Kdogbikes.......... Please post pics and details on that rear hub. It appears to be a coaster brake hub with a freewheel? How's that work?
10-26-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,427
Posted By Unapomer

Kudos to Hig4s for his recommendation, I...

Kudos to Hig4s for his recommendation, I purchased a pair of the Sketchers Vigor 2.0 and they're everything he said and very reasonably priced!
10-10-18, 08:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,810
Posted By Unapomer

I suggest Action-Tec titanium bb. They are...

I suggest Action-Tec titanium bb. They are located in SoCal https://www.actiontec.us/index.htm
09-05-18, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By Unapomer

No, it's not a decent bike route, except early on...

No, it's not a decent bike route, except early on Sunday mornings when there is little traffic. Some of the streets on your route have no bike lanes and Mon thru Sat are congested with trucks hauling...
08-30-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By Unapomer

Have you considered using a left side pedal and...

Have you considered using a left side pedal and coating the pedal threads with a "industrial grade" thread locker? ezpz
08-20-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By Unapomer

Remember, you want a six speed CASSETTTE, not a...

Remember, you want a six speed CASSETTTE, not a six speed freewheel!!
08-19-18, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Unapomer

As said by Tejano Trackie andLive Wire, you are...

As said by Tejano Trackie andLive Wire, you are getting bad info from the bike shops you visited. Look for an "old school" bike shop, use your phone and call around, it's a common repair done by a...
08-19-18, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By Unapomer

That's a 6 speed cassette hub, Uniglide I believe...

That's a 6 speed cassette hub, Uniglide I believe and it's difficult to find a 6 speed cassette nowadays as they were replaced by the 7 speed Hyperglide after only one or two years. BTW, your rear...
08-17-18, 11:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 841
Posted By Unapomer

I think Fahrenheit 531 called it..............on...

I think Fahrenheit 531 called it..............on a second look I think it's a clown bike.
08-17-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 841
Posted By Unapomer

Looks to me like it has been fabricated from a...

Looks to me like it has been fabricated from a full size mixte frame and a few other bits and pieces by some enterprising metal worker who wanted a first bike for his kid. Chain guard has been cut...
08-11-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,714
Posted By Unapomer

There is a website devoted to the bikes being...

There is a website devoted to the bikes being sold at Walmart, Target, etc. etc. Check it out!
www.bigboxbikes.com ? Index page (http://www.bigboxbikes.com)
07-27-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Unapomer

Electric Scooters Prohibited On The Strand In Santa Monica

I ride the strand every Friday From Torrance/Redondo Beach to Will Rogers State Beach and back. Today I noticed the signs posted in Santa Monica prohibiting electric scooters on the strand....
07-13-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,200
Posted By Unapomer

What Trakhak said. Been there, done that and I...

What Trakhak said. Been there, done that and I have seen it many times
06-08-18, 11:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,190
Posted By Unapomer

According to my pops, "Never trust a man that...

According to my pops, "Never trust a man that wears suspenders and a belt"
My advice to my son, "It's the easiest thing in the world to move in with a woman, but the hardest thing in the world to...
06-08-18, 10:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,155
Posted By Unapomer

What downhillmaster said

What downhillmaster said
Forum: Touring
03-27-18, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By Unapomer

2 Bruce Gordon Custom's F/S Los Angeles

I spotted these on Craigslist, a steal at $350 each!!
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/bik/d/bikes-for-touring-bruce/6543935605.html
03-20-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By Unapomer

As always, YMMV

As always, YMMV
03-20-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By Unapomer

I'll reference two hubs listed at Niagra Cycle: ...

I'll reference two hubs listed at Niagra Cycle:

This one is drilled for 13 ga spokes and is a Shimano cb-e110 (even though it doesn't say that)...
03-20-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By Unapomer

If you look at the results referenced in post #9,...

If you look at the results referenced in post #9, the coolest temp was 119 and it is noted he had a finned cooler on his Shimano hub. However, I had the second coolest hub at 124 degrees and no...
03-20-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By Unapomer

I'm using: WD-40 SPECIALIST HIGH TEMPERATURE...

I'm using: WD-40 SPECIALIST HIGH TEMPERATURE Grease, has a drop point of 625 degrees. I found it at Home Depot. I'm sure there are others that will work just as well or better, but this was...
03-19-18, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By Unapomer

Coaster brake hub temperatures taken at the...

Coaster brake hub temperatures taken at the finish line at a recent race, this was after a seven mile descent.
Most of the hub temperatures fell in the 200 to 399 degrees range

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03-19-18, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By Unapomer

It's possible, I have no experience with the ND ...

It's possible, I have no experience with the ND
I chose Shimano cb e-110 because of: availibility, cost ($18 at Niagra), availability of parts, quality of mfg. simplicity
No complaints here for...
03-19-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By Unapomer

URBAN LEGEND I have two bikes with Shimano cb...

URBAN LEGEND
I have two bikes with Shimano cb e-110 coaster brake hubs. On both, I have retained the bearing cages on the non-drive side. On the drive side there are two bearing races, for these I...
03-18-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17,410
Views: 2,665,356
Posted By Unapomer

Puegeot 1970's Rare French Carbolite $999 (Los...

Puegeot 1970's Rare French Carbolite $999 (Los Angeles)
Oh boy! This is good for a belly laugh:
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/bik/d/puegeot-1970s-rare-bicycle/6534680605.html
03-08-18, 11:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,829
Posted By Unapomer

Maybe this video of Frank Zappa on the Steve...

Maybe this video of Frank Zappa on the Steve Allen show in 1963 could shed some light on your query.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MewcnFl_6Y
03-08-18, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By Unapomer

I measured the retainer clips that I have, they...

I measured the retainer clips that I have, they all measure .089" thick. For the Shimano cb-e110 hubs that I use, a good slightly oversize heavy duty snap ring from Mcmaster-Carr works really well....
02-16-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Unapomer

I've had three late 80's era Cannondale frames...

I've had three late 80's era Cannondale frames crack, all in the same place: hairline crack where the head tube joins the down tube. Turn the frame upside down and examine that joint with a...
02-05-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,239
Posted By Unapomer

Over the years I've found: gasoline powered post...

Over the years I've found: gasoline powered post hole digger, Shoei motorcycle helmet, many sets of keys, several wallets with credit cards intact, point and shoot Kodak camera, many hand tools, cash...
02-05-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,556
Posted By Unapomer

$99 for a wheelset here: 700c | Junky Rusty...

$99 for a wheelset here: 700c | Junky Rusty Bikes (http://www.junkyrustybikes.co/shop/product-category/wheels/coaster-brake-wheelset/700c-1-2/?orderby=price) I have no experience with this shop,...
Forum: Touring
08-06-11, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By Unapomer

Megaditto's on valygrl's advice.

Megaditto's on valygrl's advice.
Forum: Touring
08-04-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By Unapomer

Sydney to Perth- The good, the bad, the ugly on...

Sydney to Perth- The good, the bad, the ugly on this Aussie thread:
http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=42865
08-04-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Unapomer

You only need to cut an 1/8" deep slot, just...

You only need to cut an 1/8" deep slot, just enough to get a slotted screwdriver to fit. The slot won't affect the integrity of your brakes. It's a beater bike, remember?
08-03-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Unapomer

Since it's a beater bike, here's how I'd handle...

Since it's a beater bike, here's how I'd handle it. Take a Dremel tool with a cutoff wheel in it and cut a slot across the the broken bolt,just cut it deep enough to us a bladed screwdriver to turn...
08-03-11, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Unapomer

Lots of Brooks users/owners over on the touring...

Lots of Brooks users/owners over on the touring forum, try posting over there.
Forum: Touring
07-28-11, 10:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,449
Posted By Unapomer

I/ve used the Nashbar platform pedals for years,...

I/ve used the Nashbar platform pedals for years, gigantic platforms with many short studs protruding from the LARGE platforms. Good quality bearings, reasonably good seals, absolutely no complaints....
Forum: Touring
07-28-11, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By Unapomer

I see red flags in your basic plan. The purpose...

I see red flags in your basic plan. The purpose of the trip (in the rainy season) is to take photos to put in a book. Are your SLR and the two bike mounted cameras waterproof? How will you keep the...
Forum: Touring
07-19-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By Unapomer

I suggest ending your ride in San Luis Obispo....

I suggest ending your ride in San Luis Obispo. There's a great hostel a block from the amtrak station, and numerous bike shops in town to box up your bike to ship home (I recommend Foothill Cyclery)....
Forum: Touring
07-17-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By Unapomer

This is only my opinion, but based on experience....

This is only my opinion, but based on experience. The economics of buying a frame and fork and all the components don't equal out to a very cost effective plan. However, if cost is no object and the...
Forum: Touring
07-13-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By Unapomer

Why not post over on the Aussie touring forum: ...

Why not post over on the Aussie touring forum:
http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewforum.php?f=2&sid=43989c1e2afc8af4ba6adb04f3ed4c59
A thread over there from a couple Aussies going from...
05-30-11, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Unapomer

I'm going to assume you have the original bottom...

I'm going to assume you have the original bottom bracket (not a newer sealed bearing bb), so what we did "back in the day" was to take a spacer from an old 1" headset and it will fit between the...
05-25-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,753
Posted By Unapomer

I suggest you buy new bearings for both sides ...

I suggest you buy new bearings for both sides and install. I would also look at the pit with an eye loupe or magnifying lens. If there are any sharp edges, I would gently polish with a dremel tool,...
05-22-11, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Unapomer

Mega ditto's on what HenryIII says. You're...

Mega ditto's on what HenryIII says. You're looking for a solution to something that's not a problem.
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