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08-04-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,119
Posted By dwainedibbly

Sorry to drag up an old thread, but I just bought...

Sorry to drag up an old thread, but I just bought a Higgins that looks very much like the one in the previous post. Any idea what year that bike is? I haven't been able to find a JC Higgins serial...
06-29-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By dwainedibbly

We get Versus in HD here, but with all of the...

We get Versus in HD here, but with all of the politics in the TDF this year I probably won't watch it in HD or standard def.
06-29-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,531
Posted By dwainedibbly

Adapt or die. The shops that open their eyes &...

Adapt or die. The shops that open their eyes & start being more accepting of utility cycling will flourish. The ones that don't risk withering.
06-29-08, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By dwainedibbly

70 pounds? Did somebody in the NiMH or Li battery...

70 pounds? Did somebody in the NiMH or Li battery business write that law?
06-29-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,815
Posted By dwainedibbly

Creaking? Check the spoke tension. I have a WE...

Creaking? Check the spoke tension. I have a WE BL36 kit and had trouble with spokes loosening at first. The rims that they use are so heavy & strong that spoke tension has less effect on trueness...
06-29-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,911
Posted By dwainedibbly

Stay away from carbon for a hub motor! I've been...

Stay away from carbon for a hub motor! I've been using this fork on a bike with an electric hub motor for over 2 years now.
...
06-27-08, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,989
Posted By dwainedibbly

200w, uphill with 30kg of groceries? Unlikely.

200w, uphill with 30kg of groceries? Unlikely.
06-27-08, 05:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By dwainedibbly

Yes, the 979 is aluminum. (I own 3 of them.)...

Yes, the 979 is aluminum. (I own 3 of them.) Watch the fork. There was a recall a number of years ago.

Nice, light frame, plush but flexible. If you're a masher, you might not care for it. If you...
05-17-08, 12:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,180
Posted By dwainedibbly

What? No bamboo spokes? :) Seriously, she's...

What? No bamboo spokes? :)

Seriously, she's a beauty, that's for sure. I've sort of been considering making a trailer out of bamboo. Time to get planting!
05-17-08, 12:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By dwainedibbly

Guess who is overstocked on head tube extenders? ...

Guess who is overstocked on head tube extenders? :)
05-17-08, 12:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,853
Posted By dwainedibbly

Final report: I got the split ring on. It wasn't...

Final report: I got the split ring on. It wasn't nearly as difficult as it looked. The secret is having a couple of small screwdrivers and an extra pair of hands.
05-12-08, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,853
Posted By dwainedibbly

Thanks for the replies!! I could see it's going...

Thanks for the replies!! I could see it's going to be a real PITA to get it on there and didn't want to risk breaking the snap ring or tearing up the hub or causing a space-time continuum rift or...
05-12-08, 03:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,853
Posted By dwainedibbly

Thanks. That confirms what I was thinking, at...

Thanks. That confirms what I was thinking, at least as far as order of the parts. What about the position of the snap ring?
05-11-08, 03:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,853
Posted By dwainedibbly

I'm also having issues with setting up a Nexus 8....

I'm also having issues with setting up a Nexus 8. (Mine is the red-band version, non-roller brake.) In addition to the "dust cap B" referenced above, I have a similar-looking (but NOT identical)...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-08, 02:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,459
Posted By dwainedibbly

I'd be concerned with the recommendation of a mtn...

I'd be concerned with the recommendation of a mtn bike for commuting, unless your commute involves riding off-road. I'd consider upgrading to slick tires if you're riding on pavement.
04-19-08, 02:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,668
Posted By dwainedibbly

How fitting. I'm sure he drove other people away.

How fitting. I'm sure he drove other people away.
04-09-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 13,177
Posted By dwainedibbly

I recall reading somewhere that the national...

I recall reading somewhere that the national average miles/yr for cars used to be ~12,000/yr but in recent decades has risen to closer to 15,000.
Forum: Commuting
04-09-08, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By dwainedibbly

Or if there's a CinnaBon in that mall, go that...

Or if there's a CinnaBon in that mall, go that route.
Forum: Commuting
04-07-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,535
Posted By dwainedibbly

Interesting post. Thank you for the analysis. One...

Interesting post. Thank you for the analysis. One possible weakness in your argument: I would expect that Shimano would make improvements when designing the 8 even if it is based on 4-speed. Or am I...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By dwainedibbly

Your husband is a lucky guy. Next up: you two get...

Your husband is a lucky guy. Next up: you two get a tandem, but that's another forum.... :)
04-07-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By dwainedibbly

Powder coating! :) Interesting thread. I...

Powder coating! :)

Interesting thread. I bought a 1978 Super Course with a tacoed front wheel and I've been tempted to try making it back into a tortilla.
04-06-08, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By dwainedibbly

I haven't made one, myself, but that should be...

I haven't made one, myself, but that should be about it. I'd be careful about leaving any sharp edges where you cut the top & down tubes, especially at the down tube cut. That's right where it'll get...
04-04-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,612
Posted By dwainedibbly

There was a thread about this exact thing on the...

There was a thread about this exact thing on the Electronics/Lighting/Etc forum a few weeks back.
04-04-08, 02:49 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 34,670
Posted By dwainedibbly

I've had good luck with a tubing cutter, too. I...

I've had good luck with a tubing cutter, too. I think the key is to not crank down on the screw too hard and take a round file to the inside afterwards, if necessary.
04-04-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By dwainedibbly

Cut the top tube and downtube, both right where...

Cut the top tube and downtube, both right where they meet the seat tube. Then spread the rear triangle out to a foot or more. With a seatpost & saddle you'll have a fine stool for your shop.
04-04-08, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By dwainedibbly

Also, you might want to check in the Utility...

Also, you might want to check in the Utility Cycling forum. The Big Dummies hang out there. :)
04-02-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,194
Posted By dwainedibbly

Good to hear that Surly is now aware. When I get...

Good to hear that Surly is now aware. When I get mine (August?) I want it to be perfect.

Also: I was away for over 24 hrs and this is the only BD thread with any new posts. What the heck is wrong...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-08, 04:36 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 32,292
Posted By dwainedibbly

I've been reading Yehuda for a month or so now...

I've been reading Yehuda for a month or so now and I have to say that I really like it!
Forum: Commuting
04-02-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By dwainedibbly

Lots of good advice here. Let me add this: ...

Lots of good advice here. Let me add this:

Get him the gift certificate and the link to bikeforums.net. Let him come here & we'll share our experience.
04-02-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,083
Posted By dwainedibbly

Bend it as straight as you can get it, paint the...

Bend it as straight as you can get it, paint the wounds, and use it for your beater. Or, take it to somebody who can do a proper repair. It's a DeRosa, so why subject it to some fugly carbon fiber...
04-02-08, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By dwainedibbly

Cool. I just didn't want you to induce massive...

Cool. I just didn't want you to induce massive mechanical disappointment after all of the searching, etc. :)

Keep us posted about how this goes. I've wondered about these hubs ever since I...
04-02-08, 04:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,916
Posted By dwainedibbly

I agree with the idea of respecting the man but...

I agree with the idea of respecting the man but it's not like anybody is trying to put his picture on a Pepsi can or anything. I understand keeping his memory pure, etc, but I can't see this turning...
04-01-08, 03:51 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 24,144
Posted By dwainedibbly

It's really nice to see that Harris continued the...

It's really nice to see that Harris continued the tradition of Sheldon's April Fool's Day pranks:

http://harriscyclery.net/page.cfm?pageId=2165&contentType=1
04-01-08, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By dwainedibbly

And if prone to failure is true, would a tandem...

And if prone to failure is true, would a tandem be the best environment for one? Just thinking out loud....
Forum: Commuting
03-31-08, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,669
Posted By dwainedibbly

Yes, it's a terrible idea. Sell that cheapo piece...

Yes, it's a terrible idea. Sell that cheapo piece of junk vintage bike to me. I'll offer you $50 for it.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-08, 03:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,036
Posted By dwainedibbly

That doesn't grow here, so I have to ask: is that...

That doesn't grow here, so I have to ask: is that what is commonly called "Goat heads"? I've read horror stories but have never seen one.
03-31-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By dwainedibbly

Agreed. If it doesn't fit, you should sell it....

Agreed. If it doesn't fit, you should sell it. Don't fix it up first because you'll never get your money out of it. Just don't sell it to somebody who will convert it to fixed gear! If you *do* fix...
03-28-08, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By dwainedibbly

Thanks, vik.

Thanks, vik.
03-28-08, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By dwainedibbly

Look again at the SheldonBrown.com site....

Look again at the SheldonBrown.com site. Somewhere he has some other suggestions if you don't like the Hubbub.

I have a San Jose and am thinking of doing the hub gear thing, too, btw.
03-28-08, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By dwainedibbly

I *think* ebikes.ca has a short travel throttle....

I *think* ebikes.ca has a short travel throttle. Or, for the ultimate, just replace the throttle with a momentary switch. :)
03-28-08, 03:50 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 34,670
Posted By dwainedibbly

My wife's frame came in perfect condition. We're...

My wife's frame came in perfect condition. We're 2 for 2 with IRO now. (I got one of the SSFG GB frames last year.)

Externally butted seat tube? Good eye! Grab the seat tube with thumb & index...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,036
Posted By dwainedibbly

Anybody remember "hot patches"? I saw my...

Anybody remember "hot patches"? I saw my grandfather use one on a car inner tube back in the mid-60s. The patch was on one side of a metal plate. On the other side was some sort of flammable...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,236
Posted By dwainedibbly

If you cancel because of the ad, make sure you...

If you cancel because of the ad, make sure you let them know why.
03-28-08, 03:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,643
Posted By dwainedibbly

Good attitude. Personally, my wife & I have...

Good attitude.

Personally, my wife & I have never done this, not even on our tandem, but when I've seen other couples dressed the same I haven't had negative reactions or anything.
03-28-08, 03:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,744
Posted By dwainedibbly

Nice job. I think you made the right decision. ...

Nice job. I think you made the right decision.

I hadn't seen this thread before and the suspense was killing me. :)
03-27-08, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By dwainedibbly

I'm really enjoying the BD threads. I think I'd...

I'm really enjoying the BD threads. I think I'd prefer it as a 29er, but there will probably be one in my future regardless, so it's nice learning from the experiences that are being posted. It'll...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-08, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,950
Posted By dwainedibbly

I have the WTB Slickasaurus tires in the strange...

I have the WTB Slickasaurus tires in the strange 32/37 size on one of my bikes. (32 is the tread width, 37 is the casing width.) I likes 'em! (Haven't tried any other fat tires, though.)
Forum: Commuting
03-27-08, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By dwainedibbly

I have several of those Blackburn mirrors on my...

I have several of those Blackburn mirrors on my bike. They come with several different "sheaths" of different thicknesses, at least all of mine have. You want to use the absolutely fattest one that...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,036
Posted By dwainedibbly

Reduce, reuse, recycle. I usually swap the...

Reduce, reuse, recycle.

I usually swap the tube when I'm on the road, but that old tube gets patched properly (see advice in posts above) when I get home and becomes my spare. After 30 or 40...
03-27-08, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By dwainedibbly

My two-wheeler came from a trash pile. My...

My two-wheeler came from a trash pile. My grandfather fixed it up and I rode it for over a year. Good times....
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