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Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-08, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By GlassWolf

Sorry if I was abrasive. I feel as though amny...

Sorry if I was abrasive. I feel as though amny here have nothing better to do than criticize and pick apart every other persons' posts, and it gets tiring. Anyway, here's a sample of what I meant...
05-19-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,381
Posted By GlassWolf

English isn't his native language, and he...

English isn't his native language, and he probably does better at English than you or I would do at his native language *laugh*

I just used the SID owners manual from SRAM's service site.
It...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-08, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By GlassWolf

Not made up. ...

Not made up.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3-5L6Rluiw
courtesy of a USAF aerospace engineer, who worked for quite a while in advanced materials (carbon fiber.) This clip is from a seminar in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-08, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By GlassWolf

Trouble with reading comprehension? Also, way to...

Trouble with reading comprehension? Also, way to drag up a thread from April.
05-14-08, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,242
Posted By GlassWolf

:eek:

:eek:
05-14-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,783
Posted By GlassWolf

I for one live on a hardpacked dead-end dirt...

I for one live on a hardpacked dead-end dirt road, which transitions to asphault eventually.
The tires I use when I ride to the post office to get my mail, etc work wonderfully for that, and save me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-08, 12:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,128
Posted By GlassWolf

I tried that once.. got really bad road rash

I tried that once.. got really bad road rash
Forum: Foo
05-14-08, 12:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By GlassWolf

kidney this time. had kidney x2 and pancreas x...

kidney this time.
had kidney x2 and pancreas x 2 so far.. one working kidney at present, two rejections, one failure.
05-14-08, 12:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,783
Posted By GlassWolf

not all of us live on a paved road in happy...

not all of us live on a paved road in happy suburbia.
Forum: Foo
05-13-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By GlassWolf

Just remind your GF that the "melitus" in...

Just remind your GF that the "melitus" in Diabetes Melitus (type 1) means "honey-sweet."
she should like that :)

team type 1 jersey? link plz?

I missed the Tour de Cure this year.. wasn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-08, 06:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,128
Posted By GlassWolf

that's not funny, man. I lost a brother that way.

that's not funny, man. I lost a brother that way.
05-13-08, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,783
Posted By GlassWolf

http://www.glasswolf.net/misc/treknature6.jpg ...

http://www.glasswolf.net/misc/treknature6.jpg

2006 Trek Fuel EX 9.5
Vuelta Team SL ATB wheelset
Maxxis Holy Roller tires (urban assault/hardpack/freeride designated) 26"x2.2"
They're very...
05-13-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,242
Posted By GlassWolf

hutchinson top speeds are a nightmare, too. I...

hutchinson top speeds are a nightmare, too.
I returned my set after failure of myself and the LBS to get them mounted on either of two different wheelsets. One Wolber, one Mavic.
05-13-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,955
Posted By GlassWolf

my Trek has a CK headset and I like it quite a...

my Trek has a CK headset and I like it quite a bit. Granted it was on the bike when I bought it, so I didn't drop $200 for a NoThreadset.
05-13-08, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By GlassWolf

OP, read the Sheldon Brown page on RD adjustment....

OP, read the Sheldon Brown page on RD adjustment.
It'll tell you everything you need to know about setting the barrel adjuster. I read it a couple times and it told me all I needed to set both my...
05-13-08, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By GlassWolf

I haven't used an adjustable angle stem, but I do...

I haven't used an adjustable angle stem, but I do use a threadless stem adapter on my 1" threaded headset steel frame bike with a carbon threaded fork (Alloy steerer) The adapters work splendidly and...
05-13-08, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,242
Posted By GlassWolf

Park and a few others make "fat" tire levers that...

Park and a few others make "fat" tire levers that are about twice the width and thickness of the normal plastic jobs.
pick up a set of those to start.
Park also makes a shop tire tool for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-08, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26,478
Views: 16,203,538
Posted By GlassWolf

very nice TCR. While I'm usually not a fan of...

very nice TCR.
While I'm usually not a fan of compact road frames, and while others tend to complain about reflectors or reflective strips versus lights, I actually like this one, and I am a fan of...
05-12-08, 07:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,924
Posted By GlassWolf

you should take a look at some kickstands made in...

you should take a look at some kickstands made in the last ten years. They've come a long way. some by tranz-x aren't so bad. disc brake compatible models, allen key installation and with a touch...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-08, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26,478
Views: 16,203,538
Posted By GlassWolf

otherwise they are anodized.

otherwise they are anodized.
05-12-08, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,381
Posted By GlassWolf

A beauty of bike,YOU got there! :thumb: What SID...

A beauty of bike,YOU got there! :thumb: What SID is the BLACK-beauty? [I wish i got Black,too]

thanks. It's an 07 SID Team.

Im not shure how to check if the 65mm(travel) REDUCER is...
05-12-08, 05:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,020
Posted By GlassWolf

Race X Lites? My 9.5 came with a set of those. I...

Race X Lites? My 9.5 came with a set of those. I dumped them after eyelet fractures plagued my set.
That's where my Mavic Crossmax SLRs came into play as the replacement. Those have been terrific...
05-11-08, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,381
Posted By GlassWolf

prepared? yes. it's covered under my insurance....

prepared? yes. it's covered under my insurance. I'm working on riding it XC more and more, but it's taking time to rebuild muscle tone that atrophied during years of dialysis prior to the organ...
05-11-08, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,020
Posted By GlassWolf

Once again, on dirt and pavement when I'm using...

Once again, on dirt and pavement when I'm using it to go places I need to go. i.e., commuting around my rural area. The bar ends are comfortable, and the only ones I found similarly comfy were...
05-11-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,020
Posted By GlassWolf

true enough.. trying to put on weight now that I...

true enough.. trying to put on weight now that I have a working kidney.. just takes time.
the bike is helping to rebuild muscle tone after dialysis though, so it's all good, and it's something I...
05-11-08, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,381
Posted By GlassWolf

For what it's worth, when I ride in the woods, or...

For what it's worth, when I ride in the woods, or anywhere there's underbrush and such, I pull the stand off, and switch to the Crossmax wheels with the Larsen TT tires @ 25psi.. they are much more...
05-11-08, 12:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,924
Posted By GlassWolf

I've been using an old leather toe strap to do...

I've been using an old leather toe strap to do this for about 20 years now. I started doing so to keep the front wheel straight when I used an old Rhode Gear trunk rack for my bike on my old...
05-11-08, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,020
Posted By GlassWolf

yeah I've been a roadie for 20+ years myself, and...

yeah I've been a roadie for 20+ years myself, and just started with MTBing this year after 12 years of living on a dirt road, I got tired of having to drive the road bike to a place I could ride with...
05-10-08, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,381
Posted By GlassWolf

what would that be, since I ride on asphault and...

what would that be, since I ride on asphault and hardpack?
If I ride XC, or more to the point, when I ride XC again, I'll remove it and switch wheelsets.
For now, I leave the bike outside in front...
05-10-08, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,381
Posted By GlassWolf

yessir. I use Larsen TT UST tires on the Mavic...

yessir.
I use Larsen TT UST tires on the Mavic crossmax SLR wheelset, but I wanted something for roads and dirt, so I picked up some Vuelta Team SL wheels, Aztec rotors, a SRAM pg-990 cassette, a...
05-10-08, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By GlassWolf

any other thoughts folks? I'm a bit nervous...

any other thoughts folks?
I'm a bit nervous about shoving a wrench into the caliper and trying to bend/spread it..
I can't be the only person who's ever had a set of hydraulic brake pads rub on a...
05-10-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,020
Posted By GlassWolf

roger wilco!

roger wilco!
05-10-08, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,381
Posted By GlassWolf

http://www.glasswolf.net/misc/treknature1.jpg ...

http://www.glasswolf.net/misc/treknature1.jpg

http://www.glasswolf.net/misc/vueltatrek2.jpg

http://www.glasswolf.net/misc/treknature3.jpg

http://www.glasswolf.net/misc/treknature4.jpg
...
05-10-08, 01:27 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,924
Posted By GlassWolf

I've heard that a lot.. people trying to grab...

I've heard that a lot.. people trying to grab things, claim it;'s theirs, and drag it away from the rightful owner in the middle of the street or a subway station etc..

crazy.

You need to...
05-10-08, 01:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,020
Posted By GlassWolf

Got the wheels, tires, tubes etc.. set up,...

Got the wheels, tires, tubes etc.. set up, installed, and been riding on them sine Monday. I'm liking these wheels a LOT so far..
Very stiff ride compared to the tubeless tires.. I guess that's...
05-09-08, 08:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,924
Posted By GlassWolf

nice place. that's partly why I left the DC...

nice place.
that's partly why I left the DC area, myself.
I live in a nice quiet rural area now, on a dirt road. If I want to ride hardpacked/freeride, XC, or DH, all I have to do is go 50 feet to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-08, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26,478
Views: 16,203,538
Posted By GlassWolf

some neighbors just have no appreciation for...

some neighbors just have no appreciation for beauty!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26,478
Views: 16,203,538
Posted By GlassWolf

For someone with a BFA in Photography, you could...

For someone with a BFA in Photography, you could have framed that shot a bit better! ;)

cut off two wheels, and blocked part of the shot with that plant frond. Roof of the car is chopped, too....
05-09-08, 11:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,924
Posted By GlassWolf

LocTite Blue?

LocTite Blue?
Forum: Foo
05-09-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5,213
Views: 216,327
Posted By GlassWolf

yay! kitties! pretty one, too. :) OK, I...

yay! kitties! pretty one, too. :)

OK, I call it a "perfect" because that's the proper (one of them anyway) term for that "type" of lens hood. It's a fixed hood that doesn't rotate with the...
05-09-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By GlassWolf

by round end, you mean the closed/boxed end of...

by round end, you mean the closed/boxed end of the wrench, I assume?

thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,583
Posted By GlassWolf

nothing wrong with Oakleys. I still have a few...

nothing wrong with Oakleys.
I still have a few sets of Iridium razorblades, and slit blades, a set of M-frames, and a newer set from a few years ago. I wore Oakleys when I rode in the 80s, Revos in...
05-09-08, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By GlassWolf

no bike is 100%, of course. no FS bike is going...

no bike is 100%, of course. no FS bike is going to be even close to it really.. but you can use a suspension with lockout, and the Fuel EX is very efficient.
I have a 9.5, and I love it. I looked...
05-09-08, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By GlassWolf

Shimano XTR M975 hydro disc adjustment question

I just put together a new wheelset, with some Aztec rotors (160mm) and when I freely spin the wheels on the bicycle, while on the repair stand (quieter to listen for issues that way) I hear the pads...
05-09-08, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By GlassWolf

you can convert that hub to hyperglide,...

you can convert that hub to hyperglide, apparently, with a little bit of work:
http://sheldonbrown.com/k7.html#transplant

Sheldon to the rescue yet again.

PS, I have the same issue myself. ...
05-09-08, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,370
Posted By GlassWolf

I have the full set of metric and SAE Stanley...

I have the full set of metric and SAE Stanley allen keys, and they are straight cut at the short end, and ball at the long end.
The ball is very handy for off-axis access to hex bolt heads when you...
05-09-08, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By GlassWolf

clear acrylic nail polish/coating, clear-coat...

clear acrylic nail polish/coating, clear-coat from a rattle can, or ZoopSeal.
all of these seal the metal from air, preventing oxidation until the coating gets scratched off with time and use....
Forum: Foo
05-09-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5,213
Views: 216,327
Posted By GlassWolf

while that does look to be a nice lens, half of...

while that does look to be a nice lens, half of it's apparent length, is that Perfect on the end of the barrel. Reminds me of some of the Canon lenses I used to use on my T-90 when I shot 35mm for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-08, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26,478
Views: 16,203,538
Posted By GlassWolf

regarding SS/FG, you have to draw the line...

regarding SS/FG, you have to draw the line somewhere, and if there is a forum section just for SS/FG, then that's where those bikes belong.
Just because I ride my MTB on the street from time to...
05-04-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By GlassWolf

truth. I was told $1200 for entry level. ...

truth. I was told $1200 for entry level.
that's how much you want before you start to consider a FS bike.
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