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Forum: Commuting
05-06-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,162
Posted By roashru

if routine preventive maintenance was done right...

if routine preventive maintenance was done right shouldnt have many problems. riders that store bicycles during the winter should only need to check chain, tires, cables depending on quality may need...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,698
Posted By roashru

update: i have owened a sport touring bicycle...

update: i have owened a sport touring bicycle they are terrible grocery getters the frame is light and starts to wiggle with too much cargo.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,698
Posted By roashru

anything sport touring would be close can get...

anything sport touring would be close can get fenders too. if hauling anything hitting bumps my need to go cyclocross.
Forum: Commuting
03-17-16, 12:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,648
Posted By roashru

deciding on what bicycle to get also depends on...

deciding on what bicycle to get also depends on how you like to ride some bicycles have long chainstays and wheel base while others are short and always ready for fast action.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-16, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,648
Posted By roashru

cyclocross (stronger) or a touring bicycle will...

cyclocross (stronger) or a touring bicycle will do that work.

ideas:
bikesdirect windsor tourist
nashbar touring bike
walmart gmc denali, bottom but works
Forum: Commuting
03-16-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By roashru

i use to go to baltimore a lot taking bicycle...

i use to go to baltimore a lot taking bicycle along not a safe place to ride
Forum: Commuting
03-16-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,593
Posted By roashru

some walking shoes have very good ventilation i...

some walking shoes have very good ventilation i have some scetchers they are about $60 though.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,332
Posted By roashru

unfortunately the only reason i converted the...

unfortunately the only reason i converted the raleigh sprite was because it almost fell off a vehicle the rear triangle was damaged and thought well if im going to fix that much might as well up...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-16, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By roashru

cheap commuter

anyone up for a huffy mountain bike challenge. torch and bicycle tools help :lol:
Forum: Commuting
01-09-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,425
Posted By roashru

it would be nice to have an ultra light bicycle...

it would be nice to have an ultra light bicycle with an aero helmet but then you cant carry much.
Forum: Commuting
01-07-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,332
Posted By roashru

there is no need to change a 27 1/4 wheeled...

there is no need to change a 27 1/4 wheeled bicycle to 700c wheels unless there is a new style tire you would want to use. i have a raleigh sprite that i converted to a 21 speed. still used for...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-15, 05:52 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,691
Posted By roashru

no one has mentioned a chain can wear differently...

no one has mentioned a chain can wear differently in other parts of the length of chain. my bicycles use 8 speed chains and i have found it always better to remove the chain and measure in several...
08-24-15, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By roashru

The wheel that came with my trailer has precision...

The wheel that came with my trailer has precision bearings with the metal sides no seals. the axle is completely non-standard with center forged spacers for the bearings thats why i decided to just...
08-18-15, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By roashru

the fender is only attached with a single metal...

the fender is only attached with a single metal fender mount that will bend up if the wheel bottoms out. the trailer is rated for 75lbs. using the grocery store produce dept scales i load the trailer...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,108
Posted By roashru

the good use of front basket, handlebar bags, or...

the good use of front basket, handlebar bags, or fork panniers is weight distribution. if you dont weigh a lot loading the rear of the bicycle is not an issue. if so you could always get a stronger...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By roashru

smart criminals learned a long time ago you cant...

smart criminals learned a long time ago you cant beat the radio now this includes the helicopter. he he
Forum: Commuting
08-18-15, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By roashru

you shouldnt answer a question like that. quickly...

you shouldnt answer a question like that. quickly think of closest weapon.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-15, 09:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,024
Posted By roashru

haul odd on bicycle itself.

haul odd on bicycle itself.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,024
Posted By roashru

my bicycles are cyclocross / sport touring with...

my bicycles are cyclocross / sport touring with small baskets in front and on top of rear rack hauling groceries is easy for me 1 brown paper bag in each basket strapped down with plastic c-store...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-15, 07:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,776
Posted By roashru

i use the high strength nickel chains like the...

i use the high strength nickel chains like the kmc x8.93. i also lube and clean bicycle chains with made 50-50% blend of pag synthetic oil and mineral spirits. here in florida with the humidity,...
07-10-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By roashru

if your having trouble finding bicycle axle...

if your having trouble finding bicycle axle connector nuts i have found them on ebay. after bought check the bicycle axle nuts with standard 3/8 axle. i have found some internal threading can be too...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-15, 09:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,847
Posted By roashru

disc brakes are better. choice of control is wire...

disc brakes are better. choice of control is wire or hydraulic. wire is hard to find but good simplicity.
Forum: Commuting
07-04-15, 03:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,422
Posted By roashru

Downtube - Folding Bicycles for Sale...

Downtube - Folding Bicycles for Sale (http://www.downtube.com/) this company can make whatever folding bicycle you want if you dont like the normally stocked. brompton are good but can get expense.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,422
Posted By roashru

try onguard 16mm chain or u-lock they can be...

try onguard 16mm chain or u-lock they can be found cheap but heavy. i lost keys at bar one time big bolt cutters didnt even damage the links. yikes!
Forum: Commuting
07-03-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,781
Posted By roashru

so true when starting to bicycle for...

so true when starting to bicycle for transportation than leisure. im down to 2 bicycles now 1 small folding, 1 upright road.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15,574
Views: 11,930,735
Posted By roashru

heres pics of my 70s raligh sprite i properly...

heres pics of my 70s raligh sprite i properly upgraded to 21 speed (rear triangle, bottom bracket, front derailleur work, and new rear wheel plus more) now stripped down to sell was used for light...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-15, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,781
Posted By roashru

when you start really riding a bicycle frame size...

when you start really riding a bicycle frame size means a lot.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,781
Posted By roashru

searching for an old known real bicycle - trade...

searching for an old known real bicycle - trade used bicycles can be found. i have some kent international bicycles (gmc and genesis) they are not that great at first but in first service you can get...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,249
Posted By roashru

using front panniers works good for weight...

using front panniers works good for weight distribution be careful though zipping around town loaded and using front brakes.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,962
Posted By roashru

i have been through this many times heres the...

i have been through this many times heres the thrifty method that works! clean inside of rim of oil and grease let dry put 1 layer of vinyl electric tape (the cheap stuff) next a layer of medical...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-15, 03:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,605
Posted By roashru

i have gotten some car mirror to handlebar wind....

i have gotten some car mirror to handlebar wind. here in florida drivers ignore or dont care about the pass bicycle distance law.
07-02-15, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By roashru

Cheap china suspension type bob trailer wheel upgrade

hello everyone, i finally finished upgrading the wheel on my cheap china bob type trailer. heres the unboxing review post i did.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,213
Posted By roashru

Did a 4-lane road left turn today no problems...

Did a 4-lane road left turn today no problems motorist were surprised i could keep up. On scary fast car city roads i would ride a left turn accross the pedestrian cross walk.
Forum: Commuting
05-29-14, 01:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,676
Posted By roashru

i thought of building a 1x8 using that 11 to 32...

i thought of building a 1x8 using that 11 to 32 tooth 8 speed freewheel then use the appropriate front chain ring teeth amount for cadence.
Forum: Commuting
11-13-13, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,285
Posted By roashru

i first started out looking for a...

i first started out looking for a cyclocross/sport touring based bicycle with an upright touring position. i searched hours of free time online for the closest bicycle i was looking for. a redline...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,208
Posted By roashru

not good to use master lock in a high risk area....

not good to use master lock in a high risk area. i use onguard brute series u-locks and chains they can be found low priced sometimes. kryptonite fahgettaboudit series are always expensive. then i...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,286
Posted By roashru

if you can get a rigid long fork that matches the...

if you can get a rigid long fork that matches the frame geometry thats what you would need.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-13, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,286
Posted By roashru

i forgot to look. some frame geometry cant swap...

i forgot to look. some frame geometry cant swap to a standard rigid fork that trek 4500 would need a locking fork.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-13, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,286
Posted By roashru

what others have said rigid fork and chainring....

what others have said rigid fork and chainring. you can use sheldons online gear calculator to tweak it, but a 48 tooth big gear should be plenty for on/off road.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-13, 08:04 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,970
Posted By roashru

2 forum threads in one. im counting almost 2 web...

2 forum threads in one. im counting almost 2 web pages worth
.
Forum: Commuting
11-09-13, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,208
Posted By roashru

better to use 10mm or thicker core cable locks...

better to use 10mm or thicker core cable locks for 2nd main, and remember cable locks are only a deterrent only good for temporarily locking up in front of a convenience store or coffee shop. smaller...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-13, 11:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,208
Posted By roashru

the strongman is not that bad but that cables...

the strongman is not that bad but that cables core is only 5mm.
Forum: Commuting
11-08-13, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By roashru

if you want to buy new niagara cycle has plenty...

if you want to buy new niagara cycle has plenty of made 27 inch wheels. youll just need to know the rim width.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-13, 11:05 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,970
Posted By roashru

i havnt stopped by the place yet but are like...

i havnt stopped by the place yet but are like bikesdirect type bicycles from florida
i did contact them before about cyclocross and trekking bicycles they are mainly road
...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-13, 10:04 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,970
Posted By roashru

the schwinn solitaire and admiral are nice...

the schwinn solitaire and admiral are nice bicycles but expensive for what you get.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-13, 09:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,970
Posted By roashru

my opinion, if you want to purchase a new cheap...

my opinion, if you want to purchase a new cheap high quality bicycle now purchase a 9 speed based bicycle. this is the cheap better quality standard now. :D
Forum: Commuting
11-07-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,970
Posted By roashru

sports authority or dicks sporting goods bicycles...

sports authority or dicks sporting goods bicycles are not that great either they are also bicycle shaped objects. go to a local bicycle shop for higher quality and service.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,435
Posted By roashru

i havent seen that before and i watch for minoura...

i havent seen that before and i watch for minoura products
.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-13, 06:28 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,970
Posted By roashru

the gmc denali and genesis road bikes (kent...

the gmc denali and genesis road bikes (kent international) are not complete junk. when new the grease in the bearings and nut torques need to be checked. even though these bicycles are inexpensive...
11-07-13, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,983
Posted By roashru

the trailer arrived and had time to mess with it....

the trailer arrived and had time to mess with it. my first impression is this aosom brand trailer was a good enough purchase for me. the trailer dose have sloppy welds like ive read about and the...
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