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Forum: Commuting
08-23-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By KrautFed

As a former County employee... yes you should. ...

As a former County employee... yes you should. If you can not find any general number all you would need to do is call the Fleet Management and speak to someone. You have no proof of what...
07-05-12, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By KrautFed

To turn fast, you must lean. To go (X) amount of...

To turn fast, you must lean. To go (X) amount of speed, you must lean (C) amount of degrees. (C) amount of degrees is already farther than a bike can lean (A). So to get to the (C) degree angle...
07-04-12, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By KrautFed

It is a good start to the basics. The...

It is a good start to the basics. The coefficient of friction is a variable on a bicycle. The author's first equation assumes that turning a bicycle is flat. Turning a bicycle on flat ground...
11-04-10, 09:22 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,690
Posted By KrautFed

3000ft :-) ...

3000ft :-)

http://gallery.krautfed.com/d/3805-1/velo.jpg
11-03-10, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By KrautFed

I want to build a Folding Ebike to fit in a trunk of a car.

Greetings. I am trying to do some research and find out what it would take to build a folding ebike that I could fit into the trunk of a car. I want to be able to transport the car in a trunk or...
07-19-10, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By KrautFed

I need advice in training (velo re-opening soon)

I just moved to just 1 block away from a velodrome, however it's been closed for over a year due to renovation of the surrounding park. I understand that the true answer here is to attend beginner...
06-24-10, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By KrautFed

Exactly how/what am I fine tuning?

Exactly how/what am I fine tuning?
06-24-10, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By KrautFed

new cleats + clips ...one side tighter

I just installed new Shimano SPD-SL pedals (R540) w/ floating cleats and my left side is much tighter than the right side even with the tension all the way out. The weird thing is, I am left foot...
06-17-10, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,379
Posted By KrautFed

I really don't understand the round trip talk...

I really don't understand the round trip talk with commuting. You ride 30-40km, cleanup, work/rest, then ride home 30-40km. To me, once I'm spinning... the miles seem to mesh together. I really...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-10, 02:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,636
Posted By KrautFed

\$12 Walmart Velcros ...commuting is about...

\$12 Walmart Velcros ...commuting is about utility. I get about 1-2 years per pair depending on use (I use them while doing other forms of work). They have relatively firm soles, some arch support,...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-10, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,403
Posted By KrautFed

I'm a photographer and I use a Lowepro Flipside...

I'm a photographer and I use a Lowepro Flipside 400 AW. A serious design flaw (IMO) actually makes it kind of nice for cycling. I'm 6'1" and the waist band is over my belly button when properly...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-10, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By KrautFed

shhhhhhh... I just moved to Baton Rouge ;) ...

shhhhhhh... I just moved to Baton Rouge ;)

http://gallery.krautfed.com/d/2916-1/11152008_019_.jpg
Forum: Commuting
06-08-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By KrautFed

The scum of NOLA = tourists. I hate "Mardi...

The scum of NOLA = tourists. I hate "Mardi Gras"
Forum: Commuting
06-08-10, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By KrautFed

Nothing too out of the ordinary for the FG/SS...

Nothing too out of the ordinary for the FG/SS forum but might pull some grunts from Commuting forum. Did you run the red in front of the NOPD? What time of day was this... I remember traffic being...
06-01-10, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By KrautFed

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm out of town for...

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm out of town for this entire week but I hope to work on the rig when I get back. Keep the suggestions coming.
05-30-10, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By KrautFed

Trying a camera rig out (video)

I'm on a quest for better bicycle camera mounting. This is test one from the first placement, which is just a monopod strapped to the non-gear side chain stay. The monopod is the cheapo Walmart...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-10, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By KrautFed

Looks like some nice parts of NOLA. I just moved...

Looks like some nice parts of NOLA. I just moved to Baton Rouge and I'm interested in your summer commuting attire. I'm setting up a bike cam, however I dont have a commute until school starts back...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-10, 06:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,341
Posted By KrautFed

How much maintenance do IGHs require? Do they...

How much maintenance do IGHs require? Do they need regular adjustments?
Forum: Commuting
05-27-10, 11:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,899
Posted By KrautFed

I have a question relating to #2. I found out...

I have a question relating to #2. I found out recently that the DOT in Alabama (not sure if it's OSHA too) has changed its required vests for road crews from orange to neon green. A civil engineer...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-10, 07:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,659
Posted By KrautFed

IMO, this is the most relivent information in...

IMO, this is the most relivent information in this thread. I ride neither 26 nor 29, but I've been doing a lot of research about the subject because I am in the market for a better commuter than on...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-10, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By KrautFed

I just moved to a new city and immediately around...

I just moved to a new city and immediately around my apartment, the ONLY safe place is on sidewalks. Some of the sidewalks around here are long, flat, and well maintained so 20mph pace is not that...
03-31-10, 08:56 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,356
Posted By KrautFed

Anyone else read the ratings comments? LOL @ the number of people that found the review helpful.
Forum: Commuting
03-30-10, 08:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,706
Posted By KrautFed

JoeyBike, what parts of NOLA do you ride? I don't...

JoeyBike, what parts of NOLA do you ride? I don't think there's any such thing as an UNARMED robbery in New Orleans... everyone has a gun. But thats just robbery, and your only option is to just...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,398
Posted By KrautFed

I coach and some of the most overlooked workouts...

I coach and some of the most overlooked workouts in males are on the abductor and adductor. IMO this is what you felt... muscles on inside/outside of your thighs that you never use. Most guys only...
07-23-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 22,424
Posted By KrautFed

http://krautfed.com/pics/2_0L/lowered/joes-car-036...

http://krautfed.com/pics/2_0L/lowered/joes-car-036.jpg

This is my 5th VW... you may recognize my name from the Vortex.
07-21-08, 01:51 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,107
Posted By KrautFed

I've had it before, because it was cheap, however...

I've had it before, because it was cheap, however (I feel) its a fad beer here to fit in with the urban socialites of big cities. I'm sick of the local vegan/PBR/save the world types who have no...
07-21-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,107
Posted By KrautFed

Is PBR still the fad drink of choice in NYC?

Is PBR still the fad drink of choice in NYC?
07-21-08, 09:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,021
Posted By KrautFed

Here's my urban road bike. Early 80's Schwinn...

Here's my urban road bike. Early 80's Schwinn Traveler. The urban factor is 27" wheels built by Harris Cyclery, wrapped in 1 1/4" Gatorskins, and powered by 7 speed freewheel including 32 tooth...
07-21-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,484
Posted By KrautFed

Jesus Christ, some of you have such nice bikes,...

Jesus Christ, some of you have such nice bikes, you should be padding the entire frame!
07-18-08, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By KrautFed

If you haven't gone down from pedal strike, you...

If you haven't gone down from pedal strike, you don't tried hard enough! I'm thinking about going to longer crank arms as well as trying some different gearing... the strikes will come more often.
07-18-08, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,484,548
Posted By KrautFed

Thats pretty cool with the dual brakes. The...

Thats pretty cool with the dual brakes. The reason I asked is because I removed my "dummy" rear level but now wish I had it back because I too like the hand position. I'm going to convert to...
07-18-08, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,484,548
Posted By KrautFed

Just random question, whats the second brake...

Just random question, whats the second brake lever for on your Trek?
07-16-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,862
Posted By KrautFed

I don't know much about the Rush Hour (only...

I don't know much about the Rush Hour (only ridden one, from LBS) but IRO/Tony has a pretty good thing going. IRO is pretty much the ultimate in customized SS/FG bikes. What I like, is that IRO has...
07-16-08, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,326
Posted By KrautFed

I don't live in apartment, but I keep my bike in...

I don't live in apartment, but I keep my bike in my bedroom for easy/quick access and out of way of roommate. My bike fits between my bed and a wall, and if I need more room, I can hang it from...
Forum: Southeast
07-15-08, 11:58 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 30,680
Posted By KrautFed

A/C could be colder, MPG better, ride be...

A/C could be colder, MPG better, ride be smoother... but it gets me from point A to point B faster than I can pedal though!
07-10-08, 10:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,074
Posted By KrautFed

I wear 5 yr old Puma Speedcats

I wear 5 yr old Puma Speedcats
07-09-08, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,586
Posted By KrautFed

Good to see you're still around. Are you in ATL...

Good to see you're still around. Are you in ATL or BHM? I'm still using my front brake on Nizuma. :speedy:

I mostly just skid for fun, to work leg muscles, and to slow down, NOT to stop. I...
07-09-08, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,586
Posted By KrautFed

You get so much more leverage with the bullhorns....

You get so much more leverage with the bullhorns. Like mentioned before, hold the shoulders.

The best way to practice is pump your rear up pretty good, head out IMMEDIATELY after a...
Forum: Southeast
07-09-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 30,680
Posted By KrautFed

Hello strangers. :thumb: I've been having too...

Hello strangers. :thumb: I've been having too much fun on two wheels lately, unfortunately it's been powered by a motor. Hopefully I'll make it out the Bot Gardens in August (think my schedule is...
07-09-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 65,270
Posted By KrautFed

I knocked the dust off my Mark V last night for...

I knocked the dust off my Mark V last night for first time in over 8 months (pulled hammie and my motorcycle got all my :love:). Just pumped up the tires and rode out for over 12 miles. Oh how I...
Forum: Southeast
06-12-07, 07:06 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 30,680
Posted By KrautFed

Well guys, I've been MIA in a bad way. I'd...

Well guys, I've been MIA in a bad way. I'd really like to make it out tonight but its not going to happen. I havent even done any phyisical activity in nearly a month. I got bit by a spider while...
05-25-07, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By KrautFed

Yup, everything you see is directly from Tony...

Yup, everything you see is directly from Tony (IRO) except the red bar tape. The pedals/straps are from IRO too. I had a lot of questions too that werent really explained on the website... for...
Forum: Southeast
05-24-07, 07:28 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 30,680
Posted By KrautFed

Hey fellas, baseball is over this Saturday, so my...

Hey fellas, baseball is over this Saturday, so my Tuesday nights should free up now. I'm going to try to make it out to the Gardens next Tues. night, that is if I decide to come back after the...
05-21-07, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By KrautFed

"I'm going to kill my guidance counsler." - Duece...

"I'm going to kill my guidance counsler." - Duece Bigalow
05-21-07, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By KrautFed

It is a Mark V, and is "62cm" but Tony says it is...

It is a Mark V, and is "62cm" but Tony says it is mostly like a 60cm bike.
05-21-07, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By KrautFed

Get off my nuts everybody, this wasnt a fashion...

Get off my nuts everybody, this wasnt a fashion photo shoot. I was working, maintaining, and generally going over my bike before my 1st morning commute on this bike. The saddle is tilted down, the...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-07, 12:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,047
Posted By KrautFed

I cannot "trackstand" per say, but I can pause...

I cannot "trackstand" per say, but I can pause for 3-4 seconds before starting again. I have to say that trackstanding is NOT the fastest way to start from a stop. I put my pedals at the 1 o'clock...
05-21-07, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By KrautFed

Thanks, I'll try that tonight. I tried doing...

Thanks, I'll try that tonight. I tried doing that with the cog last night while looking for a quick disconnect link that was possibly installed from IRO.
05-21-07, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By KrautFed

There is only enough room to slide the wheel...

There is only enough room to slide the wheel forward 1-2cm but not enough to get the chain off the rear cog.

For speed's and difficulty's sake, I would rather patch a tube with the wheel removed...
05-21-07, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By KrautFed

Thanks for the comments. This is totally blacked...

Thanks for the comments. This is totally blacked out from IRO. The only other option I could have gone for was to go non-machined for the front, but I run a front brake and didnt want that black. ...
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