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04-28-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Overactive phlegm production..

I know this has been talked about many times, but I just can't figure out why I have such a problem with phlegm production and trouble breathing when cycling/running. It really holds me back because...
03-08-12, 04:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,635
Posted By ScottNotBombs

About six years ago, I used to find old Raleighs,...

About six years ago, I used to find old Raleighs, Miyatas, or mid-level Schwinns for under $10.. Now I barely ever see any bikes period, but I did pick up a pink Schwinn World Sport that looked like...
03-08-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 582
Posted By ScottNotBombs

I've only ordered from them once and shipping was...

I've only ordered from them once and shipping was very fast. I've also emailed them a couple times and they reply fast.
03-08-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,986
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Don't forgot to also order the adapter to use a 1...

Don't forgot to also order the adapter to use a 1 1/8" stem on a 1" fork
03-08-12, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,975
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Is gluing in the star nut an alternative to using...

Is gluing in the star nut an alternative to using a compression plug? I've never heard of this before, but I've also never owned a Cervelo.

I would do the work myself, but you'll need a torque...
03-07-12, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By ScottNotBombs

If it's holding air, I would try to pull it back...

If it's holding air, I would try to pull it back into true and leave the dent. If you try to bend the dent back in aluminum, it'll weaken it and possibly crack it.
If you can build a wheel, you...
03-05-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,579
Posted By ScottNotBombs

I thought 26" was 590? Edit: I see, I'm...

I thought 26" was 590?

Edit: I see, I'm used to 26" road, not mountain.
03-05-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,579
Posted By ScottNotBombs

26" rims are slightly larger than 650b, so I...

26" rims are slightly larger than 650b, so I don't see why brake reach would be an issue if you just used long reach calipers.

Hmmmmmmmmm, this is giving me ideas for my next winter bike. I've...
Forum: Touring
03-02-12, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By ScottNotBombs

I was thinking of something exactly like this,...

I was thinking of something exactly like this, but didn't think it existed!
I was looking up steel mesh lockers, but they weren't what I was looking for at all.
Forum: Touring
03-01-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By ScottNotBombs

I agree with this. That's why I mentioned that...

I agree with this. That's why I mentioned that it's a rustic site.
I was thinking that I could put everything in the tent and lock the zippers together, but it wouldn't be hard to just cut through...
Forum: Touring
03-01-12, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By ScottNotBombs

What do you do with your camping gear when you're out riding?

I'm planning a 350 mile ride up to Michigan dunes where I'm planning on staying a week and riding back. Were going to be staying at a rustic campsite without many other people around.
What would...
02-29-12, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Thanks! I knew it was probably something...

Thanks! I knew it was probably something obvious, but I've never had a bike with a chain hanger before.
02-29-12, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By ScottNotBombs

What is this screw for?

I just received a 90's Schwinn Traveler frame in the mail. There is a screw on the inside of the drive-side seat stay a few inches above the drop out.
The only reason I can think of for it is...
02-29-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,524
Posted By ScottNotBombs

When I ordered a new head for my bontrager turbo,...

When I ordered a new head for my bontrager turbo, I got a hose and head for $12. I would buy something like that, cut the hose on the black and decker, and connect the hoses together with a barbed...
02-26-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,976
Posted By ScottNotBombs

I use presta on all my bikes just so I don't have...

I use presta on all my bikes just so I don't have to carry two different spare tubes.
I just use a washer that fits around the presta valve stem, bend it to the contours of the inside of the rim and...
02-26-12, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By ScottNotBombs

I can't measure the reach right now. I'm out of...

I can't measure the reach right now. I'm out of town and just won the frame and wanted to order everything else I needed, but I guess I'll have to wait until I can measure the reach.
I'm just...
02-26-12, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By ScottNotBombs

They are external nut, but I figured they would...

They are external nut, but I figured they would work with a washer on the back. I just wasn't sure about the reach.
02-26-12, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Vintage calipers on 700c frame?

I'm replacing my cracked late 70's Trek frame with a 90's Schwinn Traveler that I got for cheap on ebay. I know most of the parts will swap over. I know that I'll need a 700c wheelset, but I've...
02-25-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,587
Posted By ScottNotBombs

I've also heard of people riding the bike for a...

I've also heard of people riding the bike for a couple minutes until the crank comes loose if they don't have a crank puller.
Forum: Touring
02-25-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By ScottNotBombs

What do you guys use for material for panniers? ...

What do you guys use for material for panniers?

I've made messenger bags. The first time I used black canvas using a banner for the inner material to make it hold shape and to make it waterproof,...
Forum: Touring
02-25-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,210
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Thank you for your help. My bike headlight is...

Thank you for your help.
My bike headlight is usually enough, I'm just not really sure what to expect out of a rustic camp site that's a mile hike out into the woods. If there are decent trails...
Forum: Touring
02-25-12, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,210
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Is your bike headlight enough light for a rustic campsite or do you bring a lantern?

My girlfriend and I are going to be spending a week or so at Jack Pines Rustic Campground in Ludington, MI. It says it is only accessible by foot one mile from parking. As a kid we always had the...
Forum: Touring
02-23-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,549
Posted By ScottNotBombs

The previous posts are great. When I'm...

The previous posts are great.
When I'm touring, I love Aldi fruit pies. They're 50 cents, 400 calories and come in boxes, so they are less likely to get crushed in a pannier and Aldis are...
02-18-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By ScottNotBombs

I've mixed 1/8" chains when I had a fixed...

I've mixed 1/8" chains when I had a fixed conversion and the new chain I bought wasn't long enough. I've only done it a couple times and it worked great both times. That doesn't mean it'll work for...
02-18-12, 06:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,467
Posted By ScottNotBombs

If your doing a 700c conversion from 27", you...

If your doing a 700c conversion from 27", you should have a huge gap and need long reach brake calipers or to file your calipers down to move the brake pads further down. If you fit a 700c tire on...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-16-12, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By ScottNotBombs

I think I found something I could use to make a...

I think I found something I could use to make a sleeve. I measured my seat stay at .540", but I figure it will be slightly smaller after the paint is removed. I found .535" i.d. brass tubing with a...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-16-12, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By ScottNotBombs

I've been wondering how the crack happened too.....

I've been wondering how the crack happened too.. It's strange that it would on the inside of the seat stay instead of the outside.

What would I use for a sleeve? Would I have to make something...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-15-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Another "Can this crack be fixed?" thread (pic)

Today is a sad day for my Trek TX770. I went to pull it out of my garage after it sat all winter and it looks like it was at some point damaged. I'm guessing it's time for a new frame, but I...
02-15-12, 12:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,109
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Tandem for 6'7" male and 5'7" female?

Hi,
I've been looking into getting a tandem for touring and I've been looking around, but I don't know if they exist in the size I need..
I'm 6'7" and my girlfriend is 5'7". She rides a 19"/48cm...
01-04-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,199
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Maybe he just wants a cheap fixed winter...

Maybe he just wants a cheap fixed winter beater...
I used to use red lock tight and rotafix (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qIVEpyelP0).
You'll need a propane torch if you ever want to get the cog...
12-28-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Rollers built with wood and PVC?

http://www.baikbike.com/diy-bike-rollers/

I was thinking about building these, but I wanted some opinions on them first.
My main concern is with the wood in the rollers expanding and contracting...
11-21-11, 05:25 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,870
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Ebay just started holding my funds. You can get...

Ebay just started holding my funds. You can get a confirmation or tracking number from the post office and enter it into ebay and they'll supposedly release the funds 3 days after delivery, but I...
09-03-11, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,269
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Actually, I just looked into it more and I give...

Actually, I just looked into it more and I give them $800 a year. Maybe I should find something else!
09-03-11, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,269
Posted By ScottNotBombs

I like Paypal too. People complain about the...

I like Paypal too. People complain about the fees, but I've overdrawn my Paypal account many times by $1 or so and a bank would've charged me $30, but paypal doesn't charge me anything and that...
09-02-11, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,231
Posted By ScottNotBombs

I also ride fixed. Partially so I don't have to...

I also ride fixed. Partially so I don't have to worry about freezing freewheels or derailleurs and partially because I feel that I have better control of the bike and can stop more easily.
09-02-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By ScottNotBombs

The reason you put thinner oil in your car in...

The reason you put thinner oil in your car in winter is because it reaches operating temps faster. I believe oil freezes at a temperature of around -100 celcius, so unless you live in the arctic,...
08-22-11, 05:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,819
Posted By ScottNotBombs

I'm 24 and I'm at 8... two 4 cylinder cars, but I...

I'm 24 and I'm at 8... two 4 cylinder cars, but I put less than 5,000 miles on each of them...
08-22-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By ScottNotBombs

My brother just bought a bikes direct Windsor...

My brother just bought a bikes direct Windsor Wellington for $300 and my girlfriend spent $300 on her 80's Schwinn Prelude.
The Windsor is a lighter bike and has 700c wheels with 7-speed a...
08-13-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Interesting. I wonder how many of those x-mart...

Interesting.
I wonder how many of those x-mart bikes get 400 miles put on them?

Of course a bike is going to be more green than a car though. The first paragraph seems nonsensical.
08-01-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,413
Posted By ScottNotBombs

The wd-40 will also make it get dirty again more...

The wd-40 will also make it get dirty again more quickly.
I've seen it used in engine bays at car dealerships to make it look shinier, but the oil also attracts dirt and makes it dirty again faster....
07-27-11, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By ScottNotBombs

+1. I was going to say, if all you want to do...

+1.
I was going to say, if all you want to do is check rear dropout alignment, wrap a string from one dropout, around the headtube, and to the other dropout and measure the distance from the string...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-11, 10:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,104
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Disagree. It depends more on the area. ...

Disagree. It depends more on the area. Obviously people will be more used to cyclists in an area that is more bike friendly. Around me, that can be a lower class or upper class area.

Yesterday...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 28,283
Posted By ScottNotBombs

... You can find yourself on Google Earth,...

... You can find yourself on Google Earth, apparently. I can not...
07-26-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By ScottNotBombs

I always just eat pb&j with natural peanut butter...

I always just eat pb&j with natural peanut butter and jelly on whole grain bread. It's cheap and easy.
07-25-11, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By ScottNotBombs

I mean level with the ground. I used to point my...

I mean level with the ground. I used to point my toes down, but I read somewhere that it was bad form.
07-25-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By ScottNotBombs

I try to keep my feet flat at all times, except...

I try to keep my feet flat at all times, except when sprinting or climbing. Should I not be?
I just looked at my bike and noticed that my saddle wasn't quite straight and fixed that. Thanks for...
07-25-11, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By ScottNotBombs

thanks, I'll try that. I really need to fix...

thanks, I'll try that. I really need to fix this... I have to keep putting off tours because of it :(
I've played with saddle height, but not moving it forward or backward..
07-25-11, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Another knee pain question... Sorry

I've had knee pain off and on for the past few years and I need to fix it... It's usually in my left knee, but sometimes will show up in my right knee. It is medial knee pain directly to the side of...
07-24-11, 11:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,697
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Be careful! Too much of that stuff at once will...

Be careful! Too much of that stuff at once will kill you!
07-24-11, 11:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,697
Posted By ScottNotBombs

Water. If I'm going far, I'll mix in a 1/4"...

Water.

If I'm going far, I'll mix in a 1/4" teaspoon of baking soda, a pinch of fake salt made from potassium chloride, and a pinch of sea salt into my first bottle.
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