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Forum: Touring
04-14-09, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By Lou627

Its a good bike. I have a 73 schwinn le tour that...

Its a good bike. I have a 73 schwinn le tour that I got for free at a friends parents garage sale, and used it as a commuter stock and eventually built it into my single speed bike. If you get an...
Forum: Touring
04-14-09, 12:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,536
Posted By Lou627

eureka spitfire I or II. I can fit my 2 panniers...

eureka spitfire I or II. I can fit my 2 panniers and me (6'2") in the I comfortably and its cheap
Forum: Touring
04-14-09, 12:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,499
Posted By Lou627

same here. Ill make a plan for the day and upon...

same here. Ill make a plan for the day and upon reaching a nice town with a band playing that night Ill stay there for the rest of the day. Hell ive spent a week at a time in towns that have been...
Forum: Touring
04-14-09, 12:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,195
Posted By Lou627

I met someone in VA finishing the transamerica...

I met someone in VA finishing the transamerica trail coming from seattle on a bike friday, with all his gear in the suitcase trailer that came with his bike
04-14-09, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By Lou627

short or long pull...

just a quick one.. I have center pull cantilever brakes and need to replace a brake lever. Whats new to me is short pull levers and long pull levers. Is it as simple as which is approriate for center...
04-04-09, 04:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,387
Posted By Lou627

lol funny to see this thread popped up agin (i...

lol funny to see this thread popped up agin (i posted this almost 2 months ago). I had worn out my first pair of tires that came with my (cheap) wheelset while learning to ride fixed gear (wence all...
Forum: Touring
03-25-09, 04:25 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,450
Posted By Lou627

I remember this guy. In 2006 I needed a route...

I remember this guy. In 2006 I needed a route from baton rouge to new orleans and found his journal from chicago to new orleans on cgoab. I had emailed him about it and he got back to me very quick...
03-24-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Lou627

pedal/crank thread size

Curious about the thread size on modern cranks and pedals. I have a year old LHT with a sungino crank and run shimano clipless pedals. I did some searching and believe it is 9/16. I have to rethread...
Forum: Touring
03-21-09, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By Lou627

great site for routes, search it for the area...

great site for routes, search it for the area your interested in:
www.bikely.com
Forum: Touring
03-11-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Lou627

There is a archivist/historian that works(ed) at...

There is a archivist/historian that works(ed) at adventure cycling that could help you. Ive seen a few cool late 19th/early 20th century pictures in they're magazines referenced to him. Ill go...
Forum: Touring
03-11-09, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By Lou627

Adventure cycling has a great mapped route from...

Adventure cycling has a great mapped route from DC to Newark, NJ (aca.com).

The map I give below (bikely.com) will take you from Newark, NJ to Manhattan via the george washington bridge.

I'm...
03-11-09, 12:30 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 111,356
Posted By Lou627

Its Back!

Its Back!
03-11-09, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,500,635
Posted By Lou627

This is how I started with ss

This is how I started with ss
03-10-09, 02:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,064
Posted By Lou627

you can find a cheap steel fork off nashbar or...

you can find a cheap steel fork off nashbar or ebay
03-10-09, 02:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,080
Posted By Lou627

yeah make sure your sizing is right, I made that...

yeah make sure your sizing is right, I made that mistake. Older schwinn, and didnt know at the time that there where different size quill stems.
03-10-09, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,500,635
Posted By Lou627

this is what happens when you first learn to...

this is what happens when you first learn to weld. You go around making stupid **** and ****ing things up

i started out making what we stonededly called zombie slayers, welding whatever metal was...
03-09-09, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By Lou627

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean/images/chai...

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean/images/chainclean01.jpg

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean/images/chainclean03.jpg

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean/images/chainclean08.jpg
...
03-09-09, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By Lou627

jesus christ. I wish I could remember why I saw...

jesus christ. I wish I could remember why I saw that. If it was posted here or something. I really thought he was crazy recommending to do this every time you clean your drive train. Crazy in that he...
03-08-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By Lou627

I feel im damaging my chain popping links as well...

I feel im damaging my chain popping links as well and was surprised to see on sheldon browns site that he recommends completely disassembling a chain for cleaning
03-06-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Lou627

What is the advantage of having a shorter wheel...

What is the advantage of having a shorter wheel base. better handling?
03-05-09, 12:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,197
Posted By Lou627

you guys reminded me of this for some reason ...

you guys reminded me of this for some reason

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c362/jojisan/2992330426_06c753d882.jpg

the more things change the more they stay the same

Id love to come by...
03-04-09, 01:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By Lou627

i find the term colored offensive

i find the term colored offensive
03-03-09, 04:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,459
Posted By Lou627

as much as the guys probably an *******, I sure...

as much as the guys probably an *******, I sure wanted to kick the hipsters ass as well.
Forum: Touring
03-03-09, 12:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By Lou627

actually, good point. made me start thinking...

actually, good point. made me start thinking about some kind of bracket to attach to the bosses to attach brakes to that would put them in the correct possition. I work with metal (build custom...
Forum: Touring
03-02-09, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By Lou627

yeah like I said I gave it up. not worth the...

yeah like I said I gave it up. not worth the trouble for the 2 days i could have used them. Checked your thread out kfir and got the only solution which is to braze the bosses lower, which I have no...
03-02-09, 12:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,148
Posted By Lou627

this is pretty damn good. I spent a good 15...

this is pretty damn good. I spent a good 15 minutes searching with every term I could think of and didnt get close. nice job
Forum: Touring
03-02-09, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By Lou627

first time with the issue of brake bosses. Wasnt...

first time with the issue of brake bosses. Wasnt sure that frames were configured to the size of the wheelset theyre designed around. figured out pretty quick I was sol. I end up just giving my...
03-02-09, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By Lou627

good stuff, know just that much more about bikes...

good stuff, know just that much more about bikes now, thanks. I gave my moutain bike that I took the wheels off of a good tune up, ill use that tomorrow.
03-01-09, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By Lou627

i guess Ill just fix up the mountain bike thats...

i guess Ill just fix up the mountain bike thats been sitting for years. good stuff, thanks.
Forum: Touring
03-01-09, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By Lou627

^was thinking about going brakeless but and...

^was thinking about going brakeless but and footing it as I wont be going fast, but I probably end up falling a few time. and norwood, great advise. Ill go right now and get one. douchbag
03-01-09, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By Lou627

700 LHT to 26, adapting brakes

I have a 58cm Long Haul trucker with center pull cantilever brakes, and the bike comes with 700 wheelset. Im getting ready for a foot of snow tomorrow and cleaned up my 26 mountain bike wheels, put...
Forum: Touring
03-01-09, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By Lou627

700 lht to 26, adapting brakes

I have a 58cm Long Haul trucker with center pull cantilever brakes, and the bike comes with 700 wheelset. Im getting ready for a foot of snow tomorrow and cleaned up my 26 mountain bike wheels, put...
02-28-09, 01:36 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 111,356
Posted By Lou627

Touring in afganistan Allah Akbar ...

Touring in afganistan
Allah Akbar

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3662/3315111859_48f58fe2dd.jpg

just a reminder to always watch for IEDs
my motto anyway

wasted 45 minutes doing these two
02-28-09, 01:04 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 111,356
Posted By Lou627

Last week, walked away ...

Last week, walked away

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3342/3315900784_8bf7fb53d1.jpg?



best thread ever. sounded gay as hell. im sure this is my first of many
02-28-09, 12:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,148
Posted By Lou627

we're waiting... :)

we're waiting... :)
02-27-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,507
Posted By Lou627

never saw a track race with two people. Very...

never saw a track race with two people. Very cool. Its called a sprint match? want to know all about this. Google time. thanks for the vids
02-27-09, 02:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,387
Posted By Lou627

good stuff will try out the everwears. i dont...

good stuff will try out the everwears. i dont skid that much, but I killed the cheap tires that came on my (cheap) wheelset in a month. its all the practicing i guess since im new at this. The 26s...
02-26-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,387
Posted By Lou627

tires for skidding

Hey guys. Ive worn out my first pair of tires since I started riding my first fg build, wondering what you find are the longest lasting 23 or 25 size tires when it comes to riding with skidding. I...
02-25-09, 12:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,507
Posted By Lou627

good stuff. The few races ive seen i dont know...

good stuff. The few races ive seen i dont know what the electric bike is for, the one that leads the pack for the first few laps. Camera? only thing I could think of. Let me know
02-20-09, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,260,104
Posted By Lou627

now it has a name, The Giraffe. The seat could...

now it has a name, The Giraffe. The seat could even come up an inch more, I need to find a bigger frame. And my nickname is the drunken giraffe
02-20-09, 02:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,433
Posted By Lou627

lol when i lived on long island growing up (18 to...

lol when i lived on long island growing up (18 to 22) I was in the volunteer fire department and we had those, used them to pop the glass on cars in accidents to remove the occupants, forgot about it...
02-19-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,226
Posted By Lou627

lol i tried to get a chicken roll once at a...

lol i tried to get a chicken roll once at a kosher pizza place.
02-19-09, 05:18 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,226
Posted By Lou627

dont mean to sound like a biggot but the only...

dont mean to sound like a biggot but the only thing that area is good for was when I needed to cash my check on a sunday, and found the only commerce bank in New York open till 8pm. Im your typical...
02-19-09, 05:08 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,226
Posted By Lou627

I only read the op, so it might have been...

I only read the op, so it might have been suggested. Next critical mass ride, mix it up with the subway underwear ride. Everyone wear only underwear and lets slowly ride down bedford.


edit: i...
02-19-09, 04:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,433
Posted By Lou627

I think with cabbies, at least in new york, is...

I think with cabbies, at least in new york, is that most of them are immigrants from countries that drive much more aggressively and lack traffic enforcement, much different than how we grow up...
02-19-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By Lou627

you have to do a research paper while everyone...

you have to do a research paper while everyone else is riding their bikes :)
02-19-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,433
Posted By Lou627

if I dont do anything in retaliation I cant help...

if I dont do anything in retaliation I cant help but only be angry, but a good lougie (?) in the face will have me satisfied and laughing all day. I saw a bmx rider once going the wrong way on...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-19-09, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Lou627

couldnt find anyway to get a hold of the...

couldnt find anyway to get a hold of the breakaways... and most of the info I found said available to framebuilders. oh well
Forum: Framebuilders
02-18-09, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Lou627

Thanks guys, im going to check out the breakaways...

Thanks guys, im going to check out the breakaways now. I agree, I wouldnt want to screw over a framebuilder. Thought it would be fun to try it on my rattle can beater and see how it goes; it would be...
02-18-09, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By Lou627

finding couplers

I want to find a set of two couplers, preferrably btc stainless. Im having a hard time finding a way to get a pair due to they are only sold to professional and approved frame builders, and Ive yet...
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