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09-06-10, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,372
Posted By hobbsc

cottered crank removal

I'm helping a friend re-build an AMF Hercules which I believe to be a Raleigh made model (based on the dropouts and the age of the bike). We've been trying to get to the bottom bracket to either...
Forum: Touring
12-29-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By hobbsc

I'll pack some MREs with me, it's what I normally...

I'll pack some MREs with me, it's what I normally do when I camp. That or some cans of beans or something.

It's 65 miles one way, I figured it might take me 6 hours or so if I'm just not moving...
Forum: Touring
12-29-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By hobbsc

The topology doesn't look too bad. It's all in...

The topology doesn't look too bad. It's all in Northwest Arkansas, Siloam Springs to Eureka Springs. I'll be driving the route this weekend and I'll make a couple of ~2 hour trips to see how I fare...
Forum: Touring
12-29-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By hobbsc

~65 mile trip on a fixie

I've never done any bike touring, but I ride my bike everywhere (commute to work, etc.) and I mountain bike a lot.

I've got a 1983 Bianchi Nuovo that I've converted into a fixie and I've put...
11-27-09, 02:51 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,401
Posted By hobbsc

Figured I'd chime in. I've been riding SS for...

Figured I'd chime in. I've been riding SS for years now and my geared MTB wound up collecting cobwebs, so I sold it.

I'll probably get the hipster garbage, but I ride a fixed gear to work daily. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,926
Posted By hobbsc

Do you avoid certain roads or intersections? Why?...

Do you avoid certain roads or intersections? Why?

I ride in a small city of ~15,000 people. I avoid multi-lane roads and roads with railroad crossings. 4-way stops with turn lanes are a...
11-02-09, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By hobbsc

creaking bottom bracket/crankset

My bike ('83 Bianchi Nuovo converted into a fixed gear) has been making an ominous creaking noise on the downstroke of both sides. It's been getting progressively worse and I think I've felt...
10-09-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By hobbsc

'83 Bianchi Nuovo bb/crankset question

I've got a 1983 Bianchi Nuovo that I've converted into a fixed gear some time back. She rolls great and has been a good bike for a long time. Lately I've been thinking about doing things proper,...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-09, 02:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,068
Posted By hobbsc

Here's another vote for Pack-It folders. They're...

Here's another vote for Pack-It folders. They're just brilliant.
09-16-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,984
Posted By hobbsc

Great thread! Looks like OP has some great...

Great thread! Looks like OP has some great country to ride in. Those other bikes are gorgeous as well.

I love simple/rudimentary bikes.
09-16-09, 08:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,633
Posted By hobbsc

Riding Alone

I've not been on my mountain bike in months. :(

I generally commute to work and cruise around town on a fixie, so it's not like I've not been able to ride at all. Most of the folks that I did...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-09, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,791
Posted By hobbsc

I'm drenched. It started raining halfway...

I'm drenched.

It started raining halfway through my commute and I didn't think I needed to dig the storm gear out of my bag. Boy howdy, was I ever wrong.

Damp is the worst feeling ever.
Forum: Commuting
08-04-09, 02:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 87,956
Posted By hobbsc

I use a net, a trunk, and/or panniers for...

I use a net, a trunk, and/or panniers for carrying various things. My rack will hold a sixer neatly with a net!
07-29-09, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By hobbsc

I think it's relatively unique, I'm in Northwest...

I think it's relatively unique, I'm in Northwest Arkansas and I've not seen any around. When I saw it at the junk shop, I immediately sent pictures to my wife who fell in love with it (I have enough...
07-28-09, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By hobbsc

Thanks so much for the replies! I'll get to...

Thanks so much for the replies! I'll get to looking up that serial number.

I can't wait to get this thing cleaned up for my better half, she's going to love it!

Also, sunburst - You've done an...
07-27-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By hobbsc

please help me identify this peugeot

I picked up a couple of bikes the other day to restore for my wife and this was one of the finds:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2669/3762185069_515a114fb2.jpg?v=0
Larger Image...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,466
Posted By hobbsc

I'm a big fan of the eggbeaters (or anything...

I'm a big fan of the eggbeaters (or anything crank bros), so I imagine that the mallet would be just as good with the eggbeater in the middle.
07-16-09, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 661
Posted By hobbsc

I've lost some aluminum bolts in the past. I...

I've lost some aluminum bolts in the past. I missed a turn and tried to skid to stop (fixed gear) and I sheared the bolts clean off. Had to slam on my front brake and eat asphalt.

It's been...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-09, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 681
Posted By hobbsc

Been here for 25 years, I've never really...

Been here for 25 years, I've never really commuted home for lunch except on the cooler days.
07-15-09, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By hobbsc

He's replacing it because it's all herky jerky,...

He's replacing it because it's all herky jerky, for lack of better words. That paint job makes me twitch, too. We'll be sanding down the frame and re-painting it VERY soon.

It does look to be...
07-14-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By hobbsc

how to take apart this wacky bottom bracket/crankset

I'm working on a bike rebuild with a friend right now and his bb is in dire need of some TLC. His crankset and chainrings are pretty crappy too...

Below are a couple of shots of the part in...
07-14-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 661
Posted By hobbsc

I'll try greasing them and then tightening them...

I'll try greasing them and then tightening them evenly across. If that doesn't work, I'll just invest in some loctite.
Forum: Commuting
07-14-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 681
Posted By hobbsc

When it's 100+ with 94% humidity, I do... :mad:

When it's 100+ with 94% humidity, I do... :mad:
07-14-09, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,914
Posted By hobbsc

scorpio bikes

This might be for the vintage forum, but I don't think scorpio is that old.

I'm helping a friend re-build his Scorpio mountain bike and I was wondering if anyone had resources for identifying...
07-14-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,389,352
Posted By hobbsc

Needs more SS! Here's my Juan Solo: ...

Needs more SS! Here's my Juan Solo:

http://altbit.org/~hobbsc/pseudorandom/images/bikes10MAR2007/MVC-012S.JPG

http://altbit.org/~hobbsc/pseudorandom/images/bikes10MAR2007/MVC-016S.JPG
07-14-09, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 661
Posted By hobbsc

I'll try some grease, I didn't do that.

I'll try some grease, I didn't do that.
07-14-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 661
Posted By hobbsc

Guess I need a torque wrench, I'm just going by...

Guess I need a torque wrench, I'm just going by feel.

Thanks for the replies!
07-14-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 661
Posted By hobbsc

I've got a tool for the bolts and I use it with...

I've got a tool for the bolts and I use it with an allen wrench to tighten them. My chainline is as straight as an arrow.

Perhaps I'm just not tightening them hard enough? I'm afraid if I go too...
07-14-09, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 661
Posted By hobbsc

Loose chainring bolts

I've got a fixie conversion that I pieced together from a 1984 Bianchi Nuovo years ago. The crankset and chainrings are original, but I've pulled the 52 tooth chainring off, leaving the 42 tooth...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 681
Posted By hobbsc

Do you ride home for lunch?

Haven't posted in some time, but I've been lurking the past few days...

My commute isn't terribly far from home, it's maybe 1.25 miles round trip (but it's hilly as all get-out). I really don't...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-08, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,834
Posted By hobbsc

+1 I first heard about these wonders of...

+1

I first heard about these wonders of commuting here on the forums and I've been using them for a couple of years now. I carry a pair of slacks and a nice pressed shirt in them to work without...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-08, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 837
Posted By hobbsc

I wasn't particularly thirsty, the thought just...

I wasn't particularly thirsty, the thought just crossed my mind that I didn't have any water. More of a "what if I WAS thirsty", kind of thing... If that makes sense. :lol:

At any rate, I'll...
07-08-08, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By hobbsc

Thanks for the responses, I'll look for the...

Thanks for the responses, I'll look for the proper tools and try to make sure this doesn't happen again.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 11:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 837
Posted By hobbsc

hydration and heat

Well, it hasn't bothered me before today, but man was my ride home oppressive. 95F doesn't seem like much until you hit asphalt...

My normal commute home is about 1.5-2 miles if I don't do any...
07-07-08, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By hobbsc

loose chainring bolts

I've got a 1983 Bianchi Nuovo that I converted to a fixed gear a couple of years ago. I kept the two existing chainrings on the front as I didn't see any need to remove them. I just used one of...
04-01-08, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By hobbsc

Chainrings on 1983 Bianchi Nuovo

I've got a 1983 Bianchi Nuovo that I converted into a fixed gear a few years back. I bought new wheels for it, the rear one with a flip-flop hub. I left the original chainrings on the front and...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-08, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By hobbsc

Yeah, I stuck my knee out motorcycle style and...

Yeah, I stuck my knee out motorcycle style and banged it all over the road. I gave the bike a good hard pull to the right and managed to get upright again.

Thanks for the kind words. I rode a...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-07, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,632
Posted By hobbsc

I caught that one, too. I just wasn't as quick...

I caught that one, too. I just wasn't as quick on the draw as yourself.

That's hilarious! :D
Forum: Commuting
12-31-07, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By hobbsc

What about sweat? I hate riding with wet feet,...

What about sweat? I hate riding with wet feet, much less cold and wet feet.
Forum: Commuting
12-31-07, 06:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,604
Posted By hobbsc

I wear Pearl Izumi Amphib tights with knee...

I wear Pearl Izumi Amphib tights with knee warmers and lycra shorts underneath. It may be a little under dressed, but I sure do get hot in a hurry. My main concern isn't my legs, but my knees. I'm...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-07, 06:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,025
Posted By hobbsc

I use clipless pedals and shoes. I carry my work...

I use clipless pedals and shoes. I carry my work shoes with me.

I don't think I'd know how to ride a bike without clipless pedals anymore.
Forum: Commuting
12-31-07, 06:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,950
Posted By hobbsc

I say +1 to fixing up the Bianchi. That's what I...

I say +1 to fixing up the Bianchi. That's what I did and I just turned mine into a fixed gear. You can still get plenty of new parts for it, I'm sure.
Forum: Commuting
12-31-07, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,632
Posted By hobbsc

Wouldn't a full face helmet restrict your...

Wouldn't a full face helmet restrict your peripheral vision too much? What about just a balaclava and a normal helmet like others have mentioned?
Forum: Commuting
12-31-07, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By hobbsc

an almost brutal accident avoided

Today was dry out (finally). It was pretty cold, but it was dry, so I took my ghetto fixie to work. On my way home, I got the speed racer bug and took "the long way". There is a relatively...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-07, 03:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,146
Posted By hobbsc

2.5 mile commute on a fixed gear. Weight down...

2.5 mile commute on a fixed gear. Weight down with my rack, trunk, and messy sack, I run an average of about 16-18 MPH. Unloaded, I go about 20ish.
Forum: Commuting
12-20-07, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By hobbsc

I wear some fox full finger summer gloves with a...

I wear some fox full finger summer gloves with a pair of cheap thinsulate mittens over them.

I've had the mittens for several years and they're starting to come apart on me. I really need to find...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-07, 11:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,423
Posted By hobbsc

I've got a Giro Encinal. The visor is pretty...

I've got a Giro Encinal. The visor is pretty generously sized.

http://www.giro.com/usa/cyc_encinal.html
Forum: Commuting
12-19-07, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By hobbsc

of all the rotten luck...

I don't ride the bike into the office for one day and what happens? It's 65F and sunny out...

These last few weeks I've been riding through the freezing temperatures, rain, sleet, snow, ice,...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-07, 12:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,423
Posted By hobbsc

Glasses + helmet visor = no problem for me. If...

Glasses + helmet visor = no problem for me. If the wind is blowing, my glasses do get a little wet, but the visor takes most of the beating.
Forum: Commuting
12-19-07, 12:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,469
Posted By hobbsc

Thanks for making me want a new set of bars, just...

Thanks for making me want a new set of bars, just after I thought I was done buying more bike gear... :D

I've got a bike that I'm decking out for a poor weather commuter and I think this might be...
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