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Forum: Commuting
04-16-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By Scheherezade

Just double-lock it a block away. No one is...

Just double-lock it a block away. No one is going to steal it in Davis.
03-30-13, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By Scheherezade

I see. I got into the habit of changing out my...

I see. I got into the habit of changing out my bearings whenever I repacked my hubs in traditional wheels (every 2000-4000 miles, depending on conditions). Just to clarify, I gave the internals an...
03-30-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By Scheherezade

How would you recommend servicing the bearings...

How would you recommend servicing the bearings when they need to be replaced?
03-30-13, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By Scheherezade

Just to add to the discussion: I have an...

Just to add to the discussion:

I have an S-RF5 (W) 2010ish hub that I love. It didn't work very well straight from the box. The cable adjustment was really finicky and didn't always engage the...
03-30-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Scheherezade

Just an FYI for future mechanics with my setup: ...

Just an FYI for future mechanics with my setup:

I bought a UN54 shimano cartridge (with the plastic endcap) BB in 122.5mm size at my LBS; it works beautifully!
03-29-13, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Scheherezade

Thanks for the info! I've got pitting on the...

Thanks for the info! I've got pitting on the spindle, cups, and bearings. I'm looking forward to not regreasing my BB every year. =)

I'll measure my chainring clearance and see what's the best...
03-29-13, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Scheherezade

Stamped: 3 T (123mm total length, 3mm...

Stamped:

3 T (123mm total length, 3mm shorter than my own caliper measurement)
D-1
B

Also, my current BB spindle is threaded on the end, so it uses a nut to tighten the square taper. ...
03-29-13, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Scheherezade

What length BB spindle?

I'm replacing the cup and cone BB on my 1984 Trek 520.

Here are the details:

SR square taper crankset, triple 110/74 BCD 24x34x45, J.I.S.
Old BB: 68mm width, english treaded, 126mm spindle...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-13, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By Scheherezade

I saw that one. Steel frame looks like. Could...

I saw that one. Steel frame looks like. Could the rear dropouts handle a SA or Shimano Nexus hub?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-13, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By Scheherezade

Folder for year round commuting in Chicagoland

Hello friends, this is my first venture onto the folding forum.

I recently moved to the Chicago area, and I'm getting used to commuting environment (similar but not identical to Minneapolis). ...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By Scheherezade

Woah, nice deal! Enjoy that sweet ride designed...

Woah, nice deal! Enjoy that sweet ride designed in MPLS. I live about 2 blocks from Bryant Ave (Bike Boulevard).
01-24-13, 02:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,264
Posted By Scheherezade

Easier to get a job if you have a DL. Lots of...

Easier to get a job if you have a DL. Lots of applications ask for it.
01-24-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,307
Posted By Scheherezade

Yeah, I busted out the handwarmers for my longer...

Yeah, I busted out the handwarmers for my longer ride.
01-18-13, 04:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,519
Posted By Scheherezade

I told my girlfriend that she was very...

I told my girlfriend that she was very open-minded for dating a vegetarian, car-free dude in a very small health care field. Not as many women would care to look beyond that exterior. It all worked...
01-18-13, 04:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,307
Posted By Scheherezade

I get used to the cold a lot faster in the...

I get used to the cold a lot faster in the winter.

If I had a car, I'd probably be tempted to drive to work when it's -5 on Monday. Without one, I'm forced to wake-up with a cold blast of...
01-18-13, 04:02 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,075
Posted By Scheherezade

I was merely computing the figures based on the...

I was merely computing the figures based on the graphic you cited. The graphic said "Chicagoland", not Central Chicago. In fact, downtown Chicago has lower crime rates than many neighborhoods in...
01-17-13, 06:55 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,075
Posted By Scheherezade

You can really get statistics to say anything you...

You can really get statistics to say anything you want.

At peak deployment, there were about 101,000 US troops in Afghanistan. ...
01-17-13, 04:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,452
Posted By Scheherezade

Music therapy.

Music therapy.
01-12-13, 09:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,452
Posted By Scheherezade

I like this thread! I'm currently trying to find...

I like this thread! I'm currently trying to find the same sort of place as the OP. Not much for work in my field in MPLS right now, so I'm searching far and wide (for a place that isn't a ****hole...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By Scheherezade

Go for the panniers. How much walking do you...

Go for the panniers. How much walking do you have to do? Certainly less than a 30+ mile commute. I have cheapo nashbar panniers for my bike, and a waterproof case for my laptop for insurance.
Forum: Commuting
12-17-12, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,122
Posted By Scheherezade

288896 I have a Kilo WT5 and I like it quite...

288896

I have a Kilo WT5 and I like it quite a bit. It makes a pretty rad winter and bad weather bike. As a 6'0" man, I have a 56cm frame; you can see my saddle is about equal with the...
12-08-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,379
Posted By Scheherezade

I'm entering my 5th season on my first pair of...

I'm entering my 5th season on my first pair of Marathon Winters. They still look pretty good. I think they are missing 4-5 studs after about 3000 miles.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-12, 01:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,549
Posted By Scheherezade

Where do you live in MPLS? I spent about 12...

Where do you live in MPLS? I spent about 12 minutes at my polling place in Longfellow.
10-31-12, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By Scheherezade

Live close to where you need to be every day. ...

Live close to where you need to be every day. It's much easier to live without a car when you travel 5-10 miles a day than 30-50 miles.
Forum: Commuting
10-31-12, 07:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By Scheherezade

I normally just wrap a little inner tube around...

I normally just wrap a little inner tube around one of the rack tubes and mount the PBSF with the included seatstay mount. It has always worked for my needs.
Forum: Commuting
10-31-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,925
Posted By Scheherezade

Designed in Minneapolis. The frames ride silky...

Designed in Minneapolis. The frames ride silky smooth (don't own one myself). Some of their dropouts are imitating the Hennepin Avenue bridge.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-12, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Scheherezade

I use a Sturmey Archer 5 speed hub in the winter....

I use a Sturmey Archer 5 speed hub in the winter. It works fine. Just give it a nice oil bath before the freeze.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,067
Posted By Scheherezade

Slow down. Your time isn't worth injuring...

Slow down.

Your time isn't worth injuring someone. Always defer to the smaller guy. I normally yell "Bike" loudly and clearly. If nothing happens, I'll slow down to their speed behind them...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-12, 02:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,113
Posted By Scheherezade

I use a cheap synthetic balaclava which I pull...

I use a cheap synthetic balaclava which I pull over my nose. I cut a hole for breathing through mouth. It's too warm to wear over 30 degrees.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-12, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,193
Posted By Scheherezade

No big deal. It probably won't make a huge deal...

No big deal. It probably won't make a huge deal in feel, but it won't hurt you. On one bike, I have 38mm front and 32mm rear. On another, I have 28mm front and 32mm rear.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-12, 04:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,083
Posted By Scheherezade

Most of the lights in Minneapolis are on timers. ...

Most of the lights in Minneapolis are on timers. I'm very glad I don't have to play this song and dance on my current commute.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-12, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By Scheherezade

I rode into a street light (placed conveniently...

I rode into a street light (placed conveniently in the middle of the MUP) going about 7mph once after getting about 3 hours of sleep in college. It bent my fork and pretty much trashed what the bike...
09-20-12, 05:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,447
Posted By Scheherezade

Would you take a free car?

My grandparents needs to get rid of their car (unable to drive). My dad offered it to me, but I told I just didn't need one right now. I may get one some day (kids, long-distance clinical health...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Scheherezade

I have used a pair here in Minneapolis for about...

I have used a pair here in Minneapolis for about 4 years now. I have a rip on the inside of one of the legs, but they are good otherwise.

They are nice pants to stuff in a bag and forgot about....
Forum: Commuting
09-14-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,484
Posted By Scheherezade

Live a lot closer to where you work. It's much...

Live a lot closer to where you work. It's much easier and provides more time for living.
Forum: Commuting
08-28-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,936
Posted By Scheherezade

Well, I live in Minneapolis. It's only 12 miles...

Well, I live in Minneapolis. It's only 12 miles tall and 6 miles wide. Most anywhere within the city is 6 miles or less from downtown. If you travel from another suburb into the city for 20 miles,...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-12, 09:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,936
Posted By Scheherezade

My $30 hiking boots with some $5 wool socks got...

My $30 hiking boots with some $5 wool socks got me through all Minneapolis could muster the past two winters. $325 should be the cost of an excellent winter bike, not winter boots.
08-12-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 767
Posted By Scheherezade

A local character in my neighborhood (the "Cat...

A local character in my neighborhood (the "Cat Fred") can often be seen riding an old 3-speed with his cat latched onto his back via claws.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-12, 07:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,674
Posted By Scheherezade

I've used the Nashbar ATBs for about 5 years. I...

I've used the Nashbar ATBs for about 5 years. I had to sew one of the seams back together a couple years ago, and the bottom on one of them is starting to rip. But, they've certainly been worth the...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-12, 10:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,504
Posted By Scheherezade

I will go through spokes and rear triangle frame...

I will go through spokes and rear triangle frame + post if I have space, or go with rim (inside rear triangle) + post if I don't have space. I normally use a cable lock (keyed) to lock the front...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-12, 09:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,090
Posted By Scheherezade

A 16" diameter djembe, a new set of 622mm ISO...

A 16" diameter djembe, a new set of 622mm ISO wheels.
08-02-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,803
Posted By Scheherezade

Make sure that you readjusted the high limit...

Make sure that you readjusted the high limit screw on the front derailleur!

The results could be rather nasty if you don't: http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/front-derailleur-adjustments
08-02-12, 06:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,318
Posted By Scheherezade

3-4 months of frozen precipitation here in...

3-4 months of frozen precipitation here in Minneapolis. I bike all year round. With proper gear, you are about as safe biking in winter as you are walking IMO.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,504
Posted By Scheherezade

I've used long and short shackle u-locks, and I...

I've used long and short shackle u-locks, and I much prefer the compactness of the evo-mini. Fits in your pocket, lightweight, and locks up rear+frame to just about any pole and most bike racks. If...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-12, 06:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,698
Posted By Scheherezade

The difference between a 20lbs bike and a 30lbs...

The difference between a 20lbs bike and a 30lbs bike is probably in the ballpark of $1000. On a 25 minute commute, the extra $1000 might save you a minute or two daily.

I wouldn't worry about...
07-29-12, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,059
Posted By Scheherezade

I'm not sure if you already found this little...

I'm not sure if you already found this little tidbit, but I was confused by Sturmey Archer cone adjustment till I read this:



http://sheldonbrown.com/sturmey-archer_tech.html#coneadjustment
...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-12, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Scheherezade

Going through this horrid stretch of 100+ heat...

Going through this horrid stretch of 100+ heat index has made me impressed by the hot weather commuters of the south. I'd much rather commute through a few winter days than come to work drenched in...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-12, 07:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,096
Posted By Scheherezade

You make it sound like such a bad thing. My...

You make it sound like such a bad thing. My baseball watchin' shorts are much more comfortable than business casual, but I still wear the less functional item to work.
Forum: Commuting
07-21-12, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By Scheherezade

Are people really out thugging at 2:30am? That's...

Are people really out thugging at 2:30am? That's more of an 6pm-midnight hobby statistically. If you have a buddy, it might be worth trying out the trail some evening as a pair. I've ridden urban...
07-21-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,954
Posted By Scheherezade

My Brooks has 5000 miles or so on it, and it's...

My Brooks has 5000 miles or so on it, and it's much more comfortable laced up. It's had a fairly conservative life (usual leather treatment) except for getting caught in a nasty thunderstorm a few...
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