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06-28-07, 12:42 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,263
Posted By charlesw

Banning's Bikes in Fullerton has fixed gear...

Banning's Bikes in Fullerton has fixed gear equipment and their staff is friendly to fixies. They sell Pake fixies, as well as some interesting single speed cruiser/mountain bike/large bmx bikes and...
04-24-07, 06:47 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 6,685
Posted By charlesw

I'm interested in bike maintenance tips. I have a...

I'm interested in bike maintenance tips. I have a older hub and I'd like to regrease/re-pack the bearings but I don't have a cone wrench[es].

Charles
(in North Orange County- La Mirada, near...
04-22-07, 11:58 PM
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Views: 4,187,918
Posted By charlesw

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/204/469512216_51c36...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/204/469512216_51c3676823.jpg?v=0

Hi Everyone. First bike I've posted- excited to share it!
60cm 1982? Schwinn Super Le Tour
Sugino 174mm cranks
Shimano 105...
Forum: BMX
04-11-07, 04:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,207
Posted By charlesw

Used BMX parts?

I searched the BMX subforum for placed online to buy bmx parts.

Most of the Chainrings / Chainwheels are around $30-45.

Are there any stores online that sell used bmx parts? Or, is there a...
03-01-07, 11:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,645
Posted By charlesw

another vote for Pitbull Mini

I agree with the gent who mentioned Ulocks not being stolen or broken around here in LA. People moan about losing their bikes to theft (and others believe their professional lock was broken) only to...
03-01-07, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By charlesw

I search for local backpack manufacturers and...

I search for local backpack manufacturers and then dumpster dive their throwaways. I found a lot of high quality resin buckles/ clasps/ velcro, etc.
02-21-07, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,826
Posted By charlesw

I think this is an excellent idea. When I was...

I think this is an excellent idea. When I was starting to research Fixed Gear bicycles, I learned the most by hearing people's comments on new threads in this forum.. but if people aren't here to...
02-21-07, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By charlesw

Ways to shop for Fixed/SS parts (suggestions)

I'm interested in what methods you use to find Fixed Gear parts.
(outside of eBay and Craiglist)

I've found http://www.qBike.com/ to be pretty good as far as searching functionality- you can...
02-08-07, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By charlesw

What kind of U-Lock? Was it a round key or a...

What kind of U-Lock?

Was it a round key or a flat key?

What was it locked to?

I'm sorry for your loss.
02-07-07, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,315
Posted By charlesw

Another thing to think about too- who in their...

Another thing to think about too- who in their right mind buys a SS mtb and just expects to ride it down to a coffee shop? Cmon- the chainring on that thing in silly small- only for downhilling,...
08-28-06, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By charlesw

How much are the socks? What do they look like?

How much are the socks? What do they look like?
05-11-06, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,428
Posted By charlesw

Drawn or stitched? Can we get a closeup?

Drawn or stitched? Can we get a closeup?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-06, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 510
Posted By charlesw

What training would you suggest for other riders...

What training would you suggest for other riders who are beginners? What is your previous cycling history?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-06, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 510
Posted By charlesw

06 Seattle to Portland STP ride

I'll be riding the 06 STP Seattle to Portland ride. Is anyone else participating in this ride?

I've been looking for a good training program to get myself up to the distance I'll need for the 200...
04-06-06, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By charlesw

I'm excited about the race. I mighr want to help...

I'm excited about the race. I mighr want to help out or even sew a bag that is given to second place.

Monster Track, the flyers were a bit hard to read though..
03-13-06, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,140
Posted By charlesw

My campus auctions bikes that have been left on...

My campus auctions bikes that have been left on campus.

I reccomend doing it legit- contact your campus police.
12-31-05, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By charlesw

Woo! I'll be there!

Woo! I'll be there!
12-31-05, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By charlesw

I love my rear Cateye TL-1000 light. It makes my...

I love my rear Cateye TL-1000 light. It makes my bum feel all safe and bright. Chipcom has a good idea with this one:
[img=http://www.nashbar.com/nashbar_photos/small/NB-12LC.gif]...
Forum: Introductions
12-17-05, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By charlesw

LBmtb, Welcome to the forums! it is nice to...

LBmtb,

Welcome to the forums! it is nice to see another active so cal'er. I checked the site- great integration of Google maps to show the trails. I dug how you added the photos to each trail....
11-26-05, 06:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,562
Posted By charlesw

[Don't mean to highjack this thread] But yep...

[Don't mean to highjack this thread]

But yep you are right- this coming Friday Dec. 2 there is a ride happening. I ride a Sea-Green and White Atala.
Say hi-
I have yet to meet another...
11-25-05, 12:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,562
Posted By charlesw

How was the Cornfield ride? I've attended a...

How was the Cornfield ride? I've attended a couple Midnight Ridez (? Ridazz = ridez?) and the cornfield ride looked interesting. Did anyone take any pictures?

I'm also interested in the Sci-Arch...
11-07-05, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By charlesw

Sweet mercy I wish I lived near you, SF! I...

Sweet mercy I wish I lived near you, SF!

I used to dumpster dive a lot of fabric from a gregory dumpster near my Bible College. Awesome stuff. They even had buckles and stuff sometimes.
11-04-05, 07:58 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 7,084
Posted By charlesw

Oc Roadie, great idea. I try to check the...

Oc Roadie, great idea.

I try to check the Introduction area now and then to find out about new oc riders, but I find it tough to stay on top of it.

I wish I would be on a mailing list of...
11-03-05, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By charlesw

In california it doesen't get that cold in the...

In california it doesen't get that cold in the winter, but I found I was wheezing a bit when I got to work. I bought a neop[rene mouth covering from REI for $13 and it works great.
11-03-05, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By charlesw

Jason, any suggestions on welding the rear...

Jason,

any suggestions on welding the rear wheel's freewheel? Did you have to remove the side of the freewheel to be able to 'get inside' ?
11-03-05, 03:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 800
Posted By charlesw

I was riding to school and I started seeing...

I was riding to school and I started seeing little leaves floating everywhere. Eventually I realized it was butterflies- all over the city there was tons and tons of monarch butterflies everywhere....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-05, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By charlesw

I find I'm able to ride faster and longer near...

I find I'm able to ride faster and longer near dusk or in the night; my muscles are cooled and I can focus more on my anerobics (sp?)
06-20-05, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By charlesw

Is this crank length standard? Pedals hit in tight corners

I have a 19(89?) Atala with all matching Shimano 105 components. The 172mm matching cranks tend to bottom out in regular turns.

I spoke with a local LBS and they mentioned it could be possible...
06-20-05, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By charlesw

Older rear Tubular Tire slipping on tight turns

I have an older rear Continental tubular tire on my bike. The tire isn't new- I'd say it is at least a couple years old. When I go around turns, I hear the tire make a shhhing noise and it feels as...
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By charlesw

Ceya: Great links- what I had seen was a sprint...

Ceya: Great links- what I had seen was a sprint (thanks climbo)

TNCLR: thanks for those videos- very cool. I can imagine how fast they can go. I wonder if they have more crashes! I would think it...
05-25-05, 12:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By charlesw

Thanks for all the comments. I've read...

Thanks for all the comments.
I've read different wheel building guides (thanks anyway for the links).

I wanted to get a feel for wheelbuilding and I think halfspeed hit the nail on the head:...
05-24-05, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By charlesw

I just trued my first wheel. Now, how hard is it to build a wheel?

I kept popping spokes on my old rear wheel. I became frustrated at paying $20 to have the bike shop replace my spokes.

I realized it is much easier than I thought. I used pieces of tape to mark...
05-24-05, 03:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,446
Posted By charlesw

Jkoshi, did you do that map with a GPS device and...

Jkoshi, did you do that map with a GPS device and expedia?

Judah, do you have any tips for planning an event like this and being safe about it? I remember reading something about Team Puma's main...
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By charlesw

Slinging and Throwing your roomates at the track

From this page (http://www.fatnick.com/0203am*****/0203Am*****.htm):
http://www.fatnick.com/0203am*****/Amsterdam1_189.jpg
"Learning the ropes: Wilco Zuijderwijk throws Britain's Tony Gibb into the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-05, 02:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,196
Posted By charlesw

I was watching Fraiser and noticed the main...

I was watching Fraiser and noticed the main actor's legs- his quads were really cut. I wonder if he rides.. or starves?
05-20-05, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By charlesw

I bought the Christophe straps from Nashbar a...

I bought the Christophe straps from Nashbar a while ago.
For those of you with big feet, make sure they fit- the ones I bought don't come close to surrounding my size 13 bricks/ahem I mean feet/
05-18-05, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,080
Posted By charlesw

Cabana4life: pics pics!! Show us your kludgy...

Cabana4life: pics pics!! Show us your kludgy hack!
Commuteordie and Operator: Saving up for a Hub/Spokes/Rim ($30/13/10+$50 labor) fixed gear wheel takes a while.
Filtersweep: Have you built a...
05-17-05, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,080
Posted By charlesw

Do you have a photo of this? How would welding...

Do you have a photo of this? How would welding the bearings shut on the carrier differ from putting JB weld/welding the bearings?
05-17-05, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By charlesw

Koffee: So you mean that we can use qoutes? Hm....

Koffee: So you mean that we can use qoutes? Hm. Thanks.

Operator: Did you mean using google to search bike forum's archives such as this...
05-17-05, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,310
Posted By charlesw

Near where I used to live: San Diego Velodrome...

Near where I used to live: San Diego Velodrome (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2221+Morely+Field+Drive,+San+Diego,+CA&spn=0.029912,0.042658&t=k&hl=en)
Note: it seems wider, less oblong. Is it?
05-17-05, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,080
Posted By charlesw

Hacking a fixed wheel: cheapest way to make one (a list)

I'm poor and I can't seem to scare up a fixed gear for less than what the local shop charges to build one ($70)

So, here are the cheapest alternatives on Hacking your fixed-gear wheel:
* Cheapest...
05-17-05, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By charlesw

How to search using phrases?

I'd love to search the forums using a phrase.
Currently, the query: ship wheel
brings up many threads discussing bike shipment but nothing pertaining to actually shippnig just the wheel.
Is there...
05-17-05, 01:59 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,432
Posted By charlesw

http://www.fyxomatosis.com/cgi-bin/pro/emAlbum.cgi...

http://www.fyxomatosis.com/cgi-bin/pro/emAlbum.cgi?c=show_image;p=Vancouver;i=9
http://www.fyxomatosis.com/public_html/emAlbum/albums/Vancouver/DSCF0269.JPG

Is she riding or trackstanding?
05-13-05, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By charlesw

I'm a dork. After trying to post to the...

I'm a dork.

After trying to post to the "Wanted" forum, I learned I can't posted there until I subscribe.

thank you, move along.
05-11-05, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By charlesw

Did the cop take the blame? I'm always interested...

Did the cop take the blame? I'm always interested in dooring incidents.

btw, mrwhite, that xray shows your name in the top right. Might wanna remove it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-05, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By charlesw

That sounded really cool. I think it would be...

That sounded really cool. I think it would be really fun to ride along a horse/kangaroo/bird or other animal and pace alongside them. In the book "Once a Runner", a character talks about running in...
05-10-05, 02:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,392
Posted By charlesw

Can you give us a news report or something I can...

Can you give us a news report or something I can read? I want to help you but I need more than just the name Torrin. Do you have more details, facts, etc. that were taken down by a reporter?

To...
05-08-05, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By charlesw

Weird Saddle at a Museum

Interesting cyclist photo featured on Hp.com's frontpage. I'll assume she/he is a messanger b/c of the massive solar-powered backpack and vintage bike. No nitto bars, but an interesting saddle.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-05, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By charlesw

What 'c' are 27" tires? Are 700c a bit...

What 'c' are 27" tires? Are 700c a bit smaller?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-05, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By charlesw

What should I do with my wheel? Rebuild? Buy new?

I bought an older 1980's Miyata. After 4 months of riding, I popped a spoke at it's head and had it repaired. A month later, I popped another spoke. At this point, I chose to buy a cheap $40 alloy...
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