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06-13-11, 03:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,360
Posted By skanking biker

I live in midwest. Run 25-28 psi in my tubes...

I live in midwest. Run 25-28 psi in my tubes tires. Very little flats. Only 1 this year so far. I have non-tubeless rims on my bike and all non-tubeless tires. I dont ride over thorns or jump...
05-08-10, 01:22 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 45,844
Posted By skanking biker

lovin' the sparrows!!!!!! ...

lovin' the sparrows!!!!!!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4585969858_ffb6da2bd0_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4585343755_935c179377_b.jpg

I finally found these after...
08-12-08, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,711
Posted By skanking biker

My turn to be the obligatory A-hole. ...

My turn to be the obligatory A-hole.


Maybe its just me, but I used to come here to get advice on technical aspects of converting a fixed gear; advice on how to do it in an economical fashion,...
08-12-08, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,247
Posted By skanking biker

My own personal experience. I had my right knee...

My own personal experience. I had my right knee scoped 2 1/2 yrs ago in the winter. When srping came, I began riding my fixed gear bike and was fine so long as I was on a flat surface or going...
08-11-08, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By skanking biker

Well, this is attempt no. 3. The gripds are...

Well, this is attempt no. 3. The gripds are very "rubbery" and flexible. The bars are nashbar mustache bars, so they are larger than standard mt bike. I already tried to run mt bike levers, but...
08-11-08, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By skanking biker

Cool---thanks.

Cool---thanks.
08-11-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By skanking biker

deep Vs are very sturdy. There are also heavy...

deep Vs are very sturdy. There are also heavy and catch a cross-wind like a sail. I have a set of deep vs as well as a set of velocity aeros. I like them both, but i would go with aeros over the...
08-11-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By skanking biker

Agree with the softer = worse, but not the wider....

Agree with the softer = worse, but not the wider. A saddle needs to be wide enough so that your "sit bones" actually "SIT" on the saddle. People who have wider hips (and I dont mean fat hips) like...
08-11-08, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By skanking biker

Any problem running brake cable under grips?

I am installing TT brake levers in the end of some mustache bars. The bars will not be taped, but will have gell grips on the ends. Is the any problems with installing the grips over the brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-08, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By skanking biker

which is fine, unless you are pigeon-toed like...

which is fine, unless you are pigeon-toed like me, in which case my knees go "out" when my feet are straight
08-11-08, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By skanking biker

If I jettision the IRO, I probably will want to...

If I jettision the IRO, I probably will want to strip the parts and just try and offload the frame. It has handmade Velocity areos laced to silver formula high flanged hubs, a nice cane creek...
08-11-08, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By skanking biker

With which bike do I part?

I am going to be purchasing my first roadbike shortly. Seeing as I already have 3 other bikes, "the boss" is making me lose one of them. I have a GF mountain bike, a 2005 Binchi Pista and a 07 IRO...
06-09-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By skanking biker

Thats what nice about riding a bike rather than a...

Thats what nice about riding a bike rather than a crack *****---the bike doesn't talk back or ask if you are done yet.
06-09-08, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By skanking biker

What? "i like the accent colors" or "are those...

What? "i like the accent colors" or "are those sugino cranks"?
06-09-08, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By skanking biker

Finally Finished

I suppose I could post this in the sticky, but after 12 months. more money than I ever expected to spend and countless question posted here, I thought it deserved its own thread. Here it is: ...
04-10-08, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,682
Posted By skanking biker

You took something that wasn't yours and now...

You took something that wasn't yours and now intend to profit from it. I would have a different view if your intent was to donate it to a local bike co-op or something. Your scenario has a whole...
04-09-08, 08:37 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 10,084
Posted By skanking biker

I might actually start posting in here again, now

I might actually start posting in here again, now
04-07-08, 10:30 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,411
Posted By skanking biker

I rarely frequent this forum because I disagree...

I rarely frequent this forum because I disagree with the vast majority of posters as to what constitutes effective advocacy---this add p!ssed me off. I am not some raving, anti-car zealot like some...
04-07-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,411
Posted By skanking biker

Yes it is a commercial. Its a commercial that...

Yes it is a commercial. Its a commercial that denigrates people who use bicycles as a means of transportation. If people just sit idly by and allow sterotype's like these to perpetuate, cyclists...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-08, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By skanking biker

Any particular brands to stay away from. I see...

Any particular brands to stay away from. I see lots of deals on Giant OCRs---but i am skeptical of that brand
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-08, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By skanking biker

Another which bike thread

Ok, here's the quick summary of my situation. Already avid cyclist. Own a mountain bike and fixed gear. commute to work. Looking for a good road bike to do group rides and weekend charity events....
04-04-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,411
Posted By skanking biker

Yes--well, one does not often have the luxury of...

Yes--well, one does not often have the luxury of spell-checking posts on the internet while at work. ;)
04-04-08, 01:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,411
Posted By skanking biker

My Message to State Farm: To whom it may...

My Message to State Farm:

To whom it may concern:

I recently received a letter from State Farm asking me to switch my auto insurance over to State Farm to save money. I was thinking about...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-08, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By skanking biker

Your LBS makes house calls?

Your LBS makes house calls?
Forum: Commuting
04-04-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,170
Posted By skanking biker

How thick were your tires? How much does your...

How thick were your tires? How much does your bike weigh? It sounds like your troubles are all related to aspects of the bike that have nothing to do with gearing. If "Big Red" is a big heavy...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-08, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By skanking biker

First commute of the year

I know, brand me a "fair weather commuter" if you will, but today was the first day all year my snot didn't freeze when i walked out the door. I got outside just as dawn was breaking and watched the...
04-03-08, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By skanking biker

ditto

ditto
04-01-08, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By skanking biker

Thanks for the responses, but I do need to...

Thanks for the responses, but I do need to clarify some things here.

First, I never set out to "build" anyone a bike. THis started as a simple conversion which entailed swapping the rear wheel,...
03-28-08, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By skanking biker

thank god my bro is a slob and hasnt thrown out...

thank god my bro is a slob and hasnt thrown out his winter trash in the garage---i am hoping these are what I need
03-28-08, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By skanking biker

That would be a good question. I left the wheels...

That would be a good question. I left the wheels at my brother's ( we live in different city's)---he somehow managed to trash the original nuts by using a 3/8 wrench on them, and when i told him...
03-28-08, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By skanking biker

Look--i can tell from looking at the front hub...

Look--i can tell from looking at the front hub what is missing from the back-i understand its function--i didnt know the name of the parts or where to get them. Its not like i thought i could stack...
03-28-08, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By skanking biker

yes, I realize that is what is missing---which is...

yes, I realize that is what is missing---which is what I was asking about!---no need to be an *****--i justed wanted to know if that was a part I needed to get from a LBS
03-28-08, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By skanking biker

here is what i am talking about

here is what i am talking about
03-28-08, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By skanking biker

ok--its maybe like .7-.8mm gap. the diameter is...

ok--its maybe like .7-.8mm gap. the diameter is 15 mm and threading is 1x10. the hub is fine--its the orig wheelset off my bianchi pista.

I just want to know if i can use something from the...
03-27-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 723
Posted By skanking biker

tell me about axle spacers

So--my bro's wedding is in 2 days and the conversion i am building for him is almost done. All I need to do is install the brake, slap on a chain, and tighten my stack bolts. I have 1 remaining...
03-26-08, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By skanking biker

well---i bought the cable before the levers...

well---i bought the cable before the levers arrived, so i'm not a complete idiot
03-26-08, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By skanking biker

Where is the logic in that? No one uses a time...

Where is the logic in that? No one uses a time trial lever on a mountain bike--so why dont they design them to be used with standard road brake cable?
03-26-08, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By skanking biker

thanks---i least i didnt waste another cable...

thanks---i least i didnt waste another cable set-----


how the hell is someone suppossed to know this stuff?
03-26-08, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By skanking biker

dura ace road brake cable 1.6 mm x1700mm

dura ace road brake cable 1.6 mm x1700mm
03-26-08, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By skanking biker

help me before i screw it up

Bought nashbar time trial levers--the ones with the bar end plugs. I've got the lever mounted and secure but cannot figure out how to thread in the brake cable. The round nipple thing on the end...
03-26-08, 03:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,645
Posted By skanking biker

By all means, abuse your body while you still can...

By all means, abuse your body while you still can (just remeber you will feel it in 10 years)
03-24-08, 07:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,149
Posted By skanking biker

Chick in the window is definately "business...

Chick in the window is definately "business class"
03-24-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By skanking biker

FYI Answer:= 10X1 mm

FYI

Answer:= 10X1 mm
03-23-08, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 242,773
Posted By skanking biker

Ok, here is Frankenbag in a somewhat finished...

Ok, here is Frankenbag in a somewhat finished state. Started with an WII army musette bag i picked up for $15. I lined the inside with double layer suck cloth. I another nylon mussette-type style...
03-23-08, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By skanking biker

will those cut cable housings as well or is there...

will those cut cable housings as well or is there another tool for that
03-23-08, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By skanking biker

it did the same thing when i used wire cutters

it did the same thing when i used wire cutters
03-23-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By skanking biker

i used a bolt cutter

i used a bolt cutter
03-23-08, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By skanking biker

brake cable issues

I am having major issues with trying to install a new brake. When I try and feed the cable through the opening in either the lever or the actual brake, it splays the cable and pushes up one of the...
03-19-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By skanking biker

No. seriously. I need new nuts for the...

No. seriously. I need new nuts for the wheelset but it is in a different city, so I cant take it in to have someone tell me. My understanding was that different hubs used different diameter...
03-19-08, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By skanking biker

What size are my nuts

Anyone know off the top of their head what size threading for a stock bianchi pista wheelset. I am using them for a conversion and need new track nuts. thanks.
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