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04-30-14, 06:16 PM
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Posted By larry_llama

Thank you rydabent for continually bringing this...

Thank you rydabent for continually bringing this conversation back to the same spot it was last year, last decade, last century.

There's something comforting about coming to this thread once every...
Forum: Touring
04-21-12, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By larry_llama

I know the Bloomfield shop very well. I often...

I know the Bloomfield shop very well. I often wear their shirt and always get a good response from passers-by: Bikes are drugs and I am pedaling them.
Forum: Touring
04-20-12, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By larry_llama

hehe we did north of Superior last year - east to...

hehe we did north of Superior last year - east to west. Just an amazing ride, but atrocious shoulders and killer trucks. We passed 200+ cyclists during our 10 day trip (most going west to east)....
Forum: Touring
04-20-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By larry_llama

Would love to see your route. Yesterday I put...

Would love to see your route. Yesterday I put together an overview route which hits Manitoulin via Huron shores and ends in Sudbury where we can drink cold beer on the last night, bus back to Toronto...
Forum: Touring
04-19-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By larry_llama

Thanks so much everyone - I'm going to sit down...

Thanks so much everyone - I'm going to sit down with the better half and narrow the choices down. Some of these stretches we've done on other tours but there's so much more still to see!
Forum: Touring
04-16-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By larry_llama

Cool thanks - We have done the full length of the...

Cool thanks - We have done the full length of the waterfront trail already (I actually did it twice) so we are looking for something new. One year we also did Montreal->Halifax and my absolute...
Forum: Touring
04-16-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By larry_llama

Route ideas? We want to do a week-long tour near Lake Erie, Huron or Ontario

Fellow tourers,

We are looking for advice for interesting tours this summer. We have gone great distances in the past but we'll only have a week (maybe two) to spare this year so would like to do...
Forum: Touring
04-14-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By larry_llama

What brings you to Hamilton? I am actually...

What brings you to Hamilton?

I am actually researching feasible routes for a 1-2 week tour that's reasonably close to Hamilton.
01-25-12, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 19,160
Posted By larry_llama

A shop could rebuild your existing rim and hub...

A shop could rebuild your existing rim and hub with new spokes but it would be very pricey. Probably over $100. A normal wheel build is at a minimum $40 and usually 50 or 60 but to reuse an old rim...
01-13-12, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,507
Posted By larry_llama

Let me show you a "dent" that a friend of mine...

Let me show you a "dent" that a friend of mine still rides without issue. It was from an attempted theft - the lock held up - and this "dent" will probably prevent any future attempted thefts. Long...
01-12-12, 05:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,606
Posted By larry_llama

The smallest gear on the back corresponds with 9...

The smallest gear on the back corresponds with 9 on your shift indicator and the largest corresponds with 1. Just so there's no confusion.

I'm starting to suspect that most of the problems in this...
01-08-12, 05:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,565
Posted By larry_llama

Great looking saddle.. just ride it!

Great looking saddle.. just ride it!
01-08-12, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By larry_llama

Good call - definitely suspicious! You can...

Good call - definitely suspicious!

You can probably get an entire used bike with a similar quality wheel for the same price as getting this fixed at a shop...
01-08-12, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,942
Posted By larry_llama

Dude - APR means annual percentage rate. You get...

Dude - APR means annual percentage rate. You get charged 19.8% if you leave your credit card balance unpaid for a full year. It's not 19.8% added the instant you make your purchase. Unless you have a...
01-08-12, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,454
Posted By larry_llama

These 5 speeds can be tedious to adjust. What...

These 5 speeds can be tedious to adjust. What you've tried as a rough adjustment (a tiny bit loose in gear 5) is a good way to start - often better than lining up the painted mark.

A few things -...
01-08-12, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,977
Posted By larry_llama

Yep, you need a new cassette.. if you are lucky,...

Yep, you need a new cassette.. if you are lucky, your chainrings are still OK :-)
01-08-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By larry_llama

It's not a bent axle. Definitely looks like the...

It's not a bent axle. Definitely looks like the freewheel is crossthreaded. You may be able to get it off and rethread it straight if the threads aren't totally damaged. But the wheel is probably not...
01-05-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By larry_llama

Just get the allen bolt QR replacements. If you...

Just get the allen bolt QR replacements. If you are riding further than you'd normally walk then buy a small multitool, pump and patch kit.

For best theft resistance make your bike look really...
01-04-12, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,964
Posted By larry_llama

Just to clarify... you MUST have a gap as shown...

Just to clarify... you MUST have a gap as shown in this photo. That is to say that no part of the cap is allowed to touch the top of the fork steerer tube after your final adjustment. If I were you...
12-31-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,537
Posted By larry_llama

Wobbles are more common in freewheels - I don't...

Wobbles are more common in freewheels - I don't expect to see them on cassettes. How many cogs are back there?

If you want to tackle this yourself we will be able to better help you if you can do...
12-30-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,606
Posted By larry_llama

I was also looking at the 29er links which are...

I was also looking at the 29er links which are all mega 9.

So you don't have the same bikes and the components are vastly different so It's not really accurate to be calling out Specialized for...
12-29-11, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By larry_llama

$18 is way too cheap, even for MEC. Just getting...

$18 is way too cheap, even for MEC. Just getting the wheel off and on an igh bike is worth $18 in rent, utilities, property taxes and mechanic's pay (and benefits at mec!)

But ya - totally lame...
12-29-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By larry_llama

If you are only installing one headset, I'd just...

If you are only installing one headset, I'd just bring it to a shop partially installed and ask them to finish it off with their press. If you act like a reasonable person and if you aren't asking...
12-29-11, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,584
Posted By larry_llama

If you ever work on crappy bikes you'll need that...

If you ever work on crappy bikes you'll need that falcon remover a lot! ;-)
12-29-11, 06:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,606
Posted By larry_llama

I'm sorry but it does not seem possible that you...

I'm sorry but it does not seem possible that you have a 2011 rockhopper with an 8 speed drivetrain.

If you have an 8 speed cassette on a 2011 bike, then something is seriously wrong. Perhaps you...
12-22-11, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,936
Posted By larry_llama

the first two posts of this thread are amazing! I...

the first two posts of this thread are amazing! I kind of wish it ended there.
12-22-11, 10:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,756
Posted By larry_llama

my vote is a set of stainless cables and lined...

my vote is a set of stainless cables and lined housing, no lubricant. ask for the bulk cables and housing at your shop, not the packaged stuff. Should be $2-3 per cable and $2 per foot for housing....
12-22-11, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By larry_llama

buy a KMC Z51 chain (should be $10-$15) plus a...

buy a KMC Z51 chain (should be $10-$15) plus a chain tool (or a multitool with chain breaker) and grab a few extra kmc links while you're at it ;-)
12-22-11, 10:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,843
Posted By larry_llama

9 speed was the standard for a LONNNG time. It's...

9 speed was the standard for a LONNNG time. It's not going anywhere for a long time still.
12-17-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,078
Posted By larry_llama

Same answer as this: ...

Same answer as this:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/781349-9sp-Shift-Lever-Problem-(Deore-LX-SL-M570-)?p=13610017&viewfull=1#post13610017
12-16-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,950
Posted By larry_llama

This seems to be an eventual issue with all...

This seems to be an eventual issue with all generations of trigger shifters. The problem is that the factory grease thickens over time. There is a spring loaded pawl attached to the lever that...
12-16-11, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,272
Posted By larry_llama

buy this $12 derailer (assuming that your rear...

buy this $12 derailer (assuming that your rear dropout does not have a threaded derailer mount... based on your bike descrition I'm betting it doesn't)

...and replace cable and housing while...
12-16-11, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,738
Posted By larry_llama

If you use good spokes and proper length...

If you use good spokes and proper length calculations, you can build a very good wheel with barely any special tools. The crap-ass stand I built my first few wheelsets on was worse than using the...
12-16-11, 04:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,784
Posted By larry_llama

Sounds basically like a bike co op to me, which...

Sounds basically like a bike co op to me, which I've seen in just about every city I've lived in (usually associated with a college or university)
12-16-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,096
Posted By larry_llama

The best solution for surface rust on a chain is...

The best solution for surface rust on a chain is to not worry about it. It doesn't matter. As long as the inner moving parts of the chain are well lubricated and the bike is ridden on a regular...
11-17-11, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By larry_llama

Where can I get one of these flying cars?

Where can I get one of these flying cars?
11-15-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,675
Posted By larry_llama

No charges laid ...

No charges laid
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/11/15/morrison-cyclist-funeral.html
10-27-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By larry_llama

That barbie car thing is funny... but when people...

That barbie car thing is funny... but when people who kill cyclists with doors get just a fine, it seems silly to take licenses away for driving pow-pow-powerwheels in ANY condition. It should have...
10-27-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 570
Posted By larry_llama

I don't wear a helmet on the road but I do on the...

I don't wear a helmet on the road but I do on the trail...
10-25-11, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By larry_llama

127, 127.5 and 128mm spindles are commonly...

127, 127.5 and 128mm spindles are commonly available. But if your derailer has problems with the limits when your chainrings are moved over then that's a different problem. If it's a road front...
09-22-11, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 798
Posted By larry_llama

Creating empathetic drivers

I had an idea that is probably way too far out there to be actually implemented, but I think it would create a much better place for both drivers and riders.

If part of the licensing process...
09-21-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,594
Posted By larry_llama

A couple of hose clamps, or one of these...

A couple of hose clamps, or one of these solutions:
http://www.nordicgroup.us/cageboss/
09-20-11, 08:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,508
Posted By larry_llama

FYI the article explicitly states half of the...

FYI the article explicitly states half of the 1000 were in NYC

I hate studies
08-30-11, 06:22 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,687
Posted By larry_llama

nope ... shoulda prayed harder

nope ... shoulda prayed harder
08-30-11, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,000
Posted By larry_llama

uh...

uh...
08-26-11, 07:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,434
Posted By larry_llama

Can anyone explain to me how a broken and/or...

Can anyone explain to me how a broken and/or bloodied helmet proves anything? I fell down and my shirt got ripped but my arm didn't break so clearly my shirt protects me against broken arms... I just...
08-25-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,687
Posted By larry_llama

OK as long as we also refuse treatments to heart...

OK as long as we also refuse treatments to heart attack patients if they didn't ride their bikes to work...
08-25-11, 07:21 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,687
Posted By larry_llama

Uh - I think that's his point. The approach of...

Uh - I think that's his point. The approach of mandating helmets does not solve the head injury problem. But making the roads safer for cyclists does. This could be as simple as getting more people...
08-24-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By larry_llama

Many Canadians are for bikes too.. it's not all...

Many Canadians are for bikes too.. it's not all dogsleds up here!
08-24-11, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By larry_llama

we should just rename the thread to INTERNET...

we should just rename the thread to INTERNET HELMET FIGHT
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