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06-23-11, 08:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,326
Posted By Dostoy

Love my Super Pro: ...

Love my Super Pro:

http://www.baileyworks.com/
05-26-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By Dostoy

If you want to ride long distances and carry a...

If you want to ride long distances and carry a bunch of stuff around in your panniers, no.

If you want to play around town or ride some mild off-road, yes definitely.

If that were my bike,...
05-24-10, 11:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,976
Posted By Dostoy

So a few people call you out on some questionable...

So a few people call you out on some questionable build decisions and you take your ball and go home? That seems pretty silly. Also, are you advocating an open-minded view of racism?
06-25-09, 07:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,112
Posted By Dostoy

Congrats, orracle! It's a pretty rad photo - you...

Congrats, orracle! It's a pretty rad photo - you deserve the wheels.

And thanks for the contest, W&SOS, it was a lot of fun.
06-20-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,112
Posted By Dostoy

Whoa, my photo made the final 4. Awesome. ...

Whoa, my photo made the final 4. Awesome. Although, something happened to the original white border. Those black cubes jutting into the shot are going to cost me votes ;-)
06-17-09, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By Dostoy

My wife and I bought bikes at the same time, mine...

My wife and I bought bikes at the same time, mine a Rockhopper with Deore LX and hers a Hardrock with Acera. We rode those bikes for years and thousands of miles of trails. Her bike never shifted...
06-09-09, 08:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,112
Posted By Dostoy

Levis Mound in Wisconsin: ...

Levis Mound in Wisconsin:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3586/3612845948_75be85af98_o.jpg
03-20-09, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,715
Posted By Dostoy

edit: decided i don't care

edit: decided i don't care
Forum: Touring
02-11-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Dostoy

I imagine "longer than they are tall" will cause...

I imagine "longer than they are tall" will cause problems with heel and toe strike.
Panniers are tall and skinny for a reason, and that's to keep them out of the rotation of your feet.
02-04-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Dostoy

Look at all the dirty dishes piled up by the...

Look at all the dirty dishes piled up by the nightstand.... definitely a dude.

edit: and I've never seen anybody use Jergens as hand lotion. It's like the "tobacco pipe" at the head shop. We all...
12-31-08, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By Dostoy

Maybe your local lbs has a few links sitting...

Maybe your local lbs has a few links sitting around? I know I always end up with a few when I buy a new chain and trim it. I'd give you some of mine if I lived in Dallas.

Seems a shame to toss a...
12-31-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By Dostoy

I hope they fail so I feel better about not even...

I hope they fail so I feel better about not even trying.
12-30-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,748
Posted By Dostoy

If you're gonna use this in the summer as well,...

If you're gonna use this in the summer as well, I'd recommend something with more ventilation, like the Hex that was posted.

I have a Giro and like it quite a bit. Although I guess I probably...
10-22-08, 09:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,358
Posted By Dostoy

Also, you live on an island in the middle of...

Also, you live on an island in the middle of nowhere.
06-24-08, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,576
Posted By Dostoy

The thing is, the pain never really goes away...

The thing is, the pain never really goes away because you just keep going faster.
12-22-07, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By Dostoy

I vote for just leaving them alone. When I built...

I vote for just leaving them alone. When I built my conversion, that extra crap bothered me for about a day, and now I don't even see it.

And nobody else is giving your bike a second look because...
11-07-07, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By Dostoy

Sugino made French thread BB cups that worked...

Sugino made French thread BB cups that worked with the standard 68mm spindle length. I picked some up from Harris Cyclery about a year ago for an UO8 I was working on. Looks like they're out of...
08-17-07, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By Dostoy

I believe there are issues with the spindle taper...

I believe there are issues with the spindle taper if you go with a Campagnolo crank - like it won't fit far enough onto the spindle because Camps are designed for a slightly smaller spindle diameter...
08-15-07, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By Dostoy

When I bought a set from Bicyclewheels, they said...

When I bought a set from Bicyclewheels, they said they couldn't respace the rear because of liability or some nonsense. But yeah, do it yourself. It's easy.
08-09-07, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,282
Posted By Dostoy

Quite often there will be enough reach with your...

Quite often there will be enough reach with your old calipers to just slide the brake pads down a bit in their slots for the slightly smaller 700c wheel. If not, old calipers that will work can...
08-08-07, 11:57 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 8,573
Posted By Dostoy

He's 18.

He's 18.
08-08-07, 11:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,282
Posted By Dostoy

We swapped out the drops for risers on my g/f...

We swapped out the drops for risers on my g/f Bianchi. She really prefers the upright riding position and easy access to her brake levers. But I've noticed that her wrists get sore on +20 mile...
07-31-07, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By Dostoy

Thanks for the ride report - sounds like a great...

Thanks for the ride report - sounds like a great morning. I can almost smell it.
06-20-07, 09:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 563
Posted By Dostoy

Bridgestone 450 value?

I'm looking at a pretty clean Bridgestone 450 with triple-butted 4130. The owner wants $200. Is it worth it?

It's this bike:...
05-31-07, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By Dostoy

I'm fairly aggressive I suppose, but I don't do a...

I'm fairly aggressive I suppose, but I don't do a ton of skidding, as I run a brake. I do skid for fun and when competing with other males for breeding rights.

I never feel like I'm going to come...
05-31-07, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By Dostoy

I use Crank Brothers Candy C's on my XC and fixed...

I use Crank Brothers Candy C's on my XC and fixed bikes. They're cheap, look ok, and I've never come unclipped without meaning to do so. They seem to take a beating well, and I hear they're easy to...
05-14-07, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,753
Posted By Dostoy

A heads up on Portland Cyclewear: ...

A heads up on Portland Cyclewear:
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13007&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
Forum: Framebuilders
02-15-07, 12:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 704
Posted By Dostoy

Is this brazing flaw serious?

Can anyone tell me if this brazing flaw is dangerous? You're looking at the underside of the downtube, just above the BB, if it's not obvious from the photo.
...
01-04-07, 09:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,329
Posted By Dostoy

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/1889/wochv9.jpg

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/1889/wochv9.jpg
12-02-06, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By Dostoy

big ring position = more handsome?

big ring position = more handsome?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-06, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Dostoy

Cane Creek SCR-5C

Anyone have any experience with the compact version of these levers? I'm thinking of getting them for my girlfriend's bike... are the standard SCR-5's really big or what? Is there any disadvantage...
09-05-06, 08:01 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,283,090
Posted By Dostoy

Bike's finished... time to clean up the house, eh?

Bike's finished... time to clean up the house, eh?
08-30-06, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By Dostoy

Sheldon says you can sand down a standard stem to...

Sheldon says you can sand down a standard stem to fit:

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/french.html#stems
08-28-06, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By Dostoy

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-886786277...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8867862777896510907
08-28-06, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 720
Posted By Dostoy

hey... it happens to everyone, or at least...

hey... it happens to everyone, or at least everyone who's not a budget-dork.
08-28-06, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 720
Posted By Dostoy

I keep a ten tucked in my tool pouch. If you did...

I keep a ten tucked in my tool pouch. If you did the same, you could go buy a tube and a pack of smokes.

I recommend this practice.
08-25-06, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Dostoy

yeah... i've never seen such a thing - cheap...

yeah... i've never seen such a thing - cheap anyway....
08-25-06, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Dostoy

Yes. Replacing your spindle with a 68mm square...

Yes. Replacing your spindle with a 68mm square taper should work.

Check out SB's website: http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/bottombrackets.html#axles
08-17-06, 09:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,358
Posted By Dostoy

Oh yeah, looking at the pictures again, it makes...

Oh yeah, looking at the pictures again, it makes sense. I guess I was talking about the pump head shoes.
08-17-06, 08:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,358
Posted By Dostoy

If that were my Paramount, the valve stems would...

If that were my Paramount, the valve stems would be centered under the labels on the tires. Still, jaw-dropping bike.

What's the light blue stuff between the seat and down tubes above the BB?
08-11-06, 08:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,662
Posted By Dostoy

so scathing he had to say it twice!

so scathing he had to say it twice!
08-09-06, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 802
Posted By Dostoy

Yeah, I can see your point. New Orleans probably...

Yeah, I can see your point. New Orleans probably means a lot to a lot of people, so it's unlikely that everyone is just going to abandon it.

I would argue though that Minneapolis is pretty safe...
08-09-06, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 802
Posted By Dostoy

Wouldn't it be best to just relocate? Seems like...

Wouldn't it be best to just relocate? Seems like New Orleans was built in a bad spot.
07-31-06, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,240
Posted By Dostoy

lowrizzle - i like it - it looks kinda mean. and...

lowrizzle - i like it - it looks kinda mean. and the spot on the rear knobby with the grass stuck to it is perfect. I can picture the dark line left where you skidded across the wet lawn.
07-06-06, 08:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 608
Posted By Dostoy

I thought it was great when my gf got into...

I thought it was great when my gf got into biking, and it is, but now I'm maintaining her two bikes on top of my three. She's into bikes enough to want to ride them all the time, but not enough to...
07-06-06, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By Dostoy

If the difference is 4mm, the pads on my UO8's...

If the difference is 4mm, the pads on my UO8's Mafac brakes look like they could easily be adjusted down to fit a 700c wheel.
07-05-06, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By Dostoy

While i have not converted a Peugeot to fixed, I...

While i have not converted a Peugeot to fixed, I have switched out the steel cottered cranks with a cotterless alloy set on a UO8. If you're going to replace the cranks, you can hunt down a square...
06-27-06, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 489
Posted By Dostoy

Oh man.... ouch.

Oh man.... ouch.
06-27-06, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,223
Posted By Dostoy

I have a similar World Sport frame with the same...

I have a similar World Sport frame with the same dropout action. My plan, when I get to the build, is to just cut/file the dropout back - you could do the same to rid yourself of the tensioner.
...
06-27-06, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,261
Posted By Dostoy

Ok.... Last night I made a patch by layering a...

Ok.... Last night I made a patch by layering a slightly larger square of duct tape over a dime-sized piece of Tyvek and pressing it over the cut after applying a small amount of shoe-goo. Then I...
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