Search: Posts Made By: VegasCyclist
Showing results 1 to 50 of 990
Search took 0.37 seconds.
Forum: Touring
07-25-08, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By VegasCyclist

Utah Bike tour

Hi everyone,

I'm considering doing a tour of southwest Utah (Zion area) and I'm curious if anyone has suggestions for routes. Looking at the map it seems like you can start in Virgin and take the...
09-22-06, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By VegasCyclist

actually it does, if you have a 6 speed FW then...

actually it does, if you have a 6 speed FW then your hub/wheel needs to be replaced to go to a cassette... or you are limited to a 8 or 9 FW which might be harder to find...
09-21-06, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By VegasCyclist

if the bike doesn't hesitate when shifting, then...

if the bike doesn't hesitate when shifting, then the tension is correct for the RD.

I'm not sure what a metalic whistling sounds like (anyone listen to Car Talk where they make people imitate the...
09-21-06, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By VegasCyclist

ack! why would you want to put shimano back on...

ack! why would you want to put shimano back on such a nice italian bike?! ;) I'd go all campy..

Why do you want to replace the rings on the crank? do they have a lot of miles, if not just keep the...
09-21-06, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By VegasCyclist

yep they should work fine as friction shifters

yep they should work fine as friction shifters
09-15-06, 01:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,065
Posted By VegasCyclist

you mean like dikes? (i.e. the pic above...) the...

you mean like dikes? (i.e. the pic above...) the reason bike shops don't use these is that you don't always get a clean cut with cables, and they smash cable housing. Pedro's makes a nice cable...
09-14-06, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By VegasCyclist

some RD's have ceramic rollers in the pulleys,...

some RD's have ceramic rollers in the pulleys, and if they get dry they can squeal at random times, if that is the case then you should only hear the sound when you are pedaling.
09-14-06, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By VegasCyclist

does the creaking only happen when you ride? or...

does the creaking only happen when you ride? or can you reproduce the sound on a bike stand?

try grabbing the front brake hard enough so the wheel doesn't move, and rock the bike forward and...
09-14-06, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By VegasCyclist

perhaps before buying a new RD, you could just...

perhaps before buying a new RD, you could just replace the lower limit screw with a new one.... perhaps it has stripped threads? although if the threads are stripped on the RD for the lower limit...
09-14-06, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By VegasCyclist

It can be true for a triple front crank, but even...

It can be true for a triple front crank, but even then 99% can be eliminated by good adjustment (enough so that you can't really hear it on the road). It is untrue for a double crank....
09-13-06, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By VegasCyclist

Another possiblity is pinch flatting, what kind...

Another possiblity is pinch flatting, what kind of trails are you riding? if they have a lot of angular rocks this could be a problem... perhaps try running 50-55 psi..?
09-13-06, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By VegasCyclist

It may be the rim strip/rim tape. If there is a...

It may be the rim strip/rim tape. If there is a slight exposure to the spoke nipples then the tube could get a puncture when inflated. a easy fix is to either buy new rim tape, or wrap the inside of...
09-13-06, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By VegasCyclist

good advice, if you ask me... There are a...

good advice, if you ask me...

There are a lot of variables involved with wheels, why is the LBS suggesting to replace the wheel rather than rebuild/replace spokes? is it a very cheap wheel? what...
09-13-06, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By VegasCyclist

Another idea it to make sure the lockring is...

Another idea it to make sure the lockring is tightened down properly, if it is loose there may be slack for the cogs to move around slightly. If it shifts properly (never jumps, skips, and moves...
09-13-06, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By VegasCyclist

wow, that's a pretty unacceptable response from a...

wow, that's a pretty unacceptable response from a LBS... you might want to check out some new shops.
09-12-06, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By VegasCyclist

once you have the stem and the headset cap off,...

once you have the stem and the headset cap off, then the fork should slide down, if it feels stuck it might be due to a wedge shaped plastic spacer that is used often with sealed bearing headsets....
09-12-06, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By VegasCyclist

100% correct, they never use staples for obvious...

100% correct, they never use staples for obvious tube puncture possiblitiy
09-12-06, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By VegasCyclist

what kind of frame are you going to run? the...

what kind of frame are you going to run? the easiest solution would be to get a older frame that was made with rear chain stays at a spacing for the 5-6 speed freewheel wheel. If you get a frame that...
09-12-06, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By VegasCyclist

Two pronged freewheels are pretty difficult to...

Two pronged freewheels are pretty difficult to remove sometimes. The best way to remove them is by clamping the axel in a park tool vise clamp...
09-12-06, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By VegasCyclist

is the post painted? or polished Al? if chromed...

is the post painted? or polished Al? if chromed you may be able to get them out using a little Aluminium polish, otherwise perhaps you could just touch up the paint using a small airbrush
09-12-06, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 987
Posted By VegasCyclist

have you taken the wheel off and held the axel...

have you taken the wheel off and held the axel while spinning the wheel? if it feels like there is granola in there your bearings may need to be replaced or the cone nuts may need adjusting...
...
09-12-06, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,848
Posted By VegasCyclist

Really? almost every shop I've been to (including...

Really? almost every shop I've been to (including the one I worked at) had an open mechanic area, where customers can watch their bike being worked on, I guess you kind of get used to it.

It's...
04-30-05, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By VegasCyclist

koffe brown is standing next very similar looking...

koffe brown is standing next very similar looking bike and asked the guy where he got it, he replied "harris cyclerly about 2 days ago" KB will be there until around 3:00pm (central)....
jose's...
04-30-05, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 38,481
Posted By VegasCyclist

again another very true statement, I worked at a...

again another very true statement, I worked at a bike shop when the news "hit the net" so to speak, and all the locks in the shop, plus mine and a couple older ones that the owner had worked with the...
04-28-05, 11:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 38,481
Posted By VegasCyclist

he's right, and it is true. I opened my...

he's right, and it is true. I opened my Kryptonite U lock in about 2 minutes after practicing a bit, after a while it only takes 30 seconds or less.
Forum: BMX
04-27-05, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By VegasCyclist

why don't they allow bikes? how much do the...

why don't they allow bikes? how much do the police enforce it?
Forum: BMX
04-27-05, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By VegasCyclist

Riverside California

I might be moving to Riverside, (outside of LA) and I'm wondering if anyone on the forums lives there? if so, are there any good skate parks in Riverside or San Bernardino, I heard that bikes are not...
07-22-04, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By VegasCyclist

well it's a bummer that you missed a decent sale,...

well it's a bummer that you missed a decent sale, but we sell the Ironhorse line at the shop I work at, and they are really only just a entry level mtb... you will likely get a good deal if you just...
Forum: Foo
07-07-04, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By VegasCyclist

chicago it's my kind of town....

so I'm heading to my uncle's house again this summer (aug 14-23) in downer's grove (1 hour west of chicago) and this year I think I am going to race in the national champ crit, so if anyone lives in...
07-07-04, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By VegasCyclist

camelBak?

did anyone notice during the TTT that bobby jullric (sp?) was using a camelbak? I thought those were illegal under UCI rules.... :rolleyes:
06-15-04, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By VegasCyclist

the Ironhorse SGS has a 1.5 head tube...

the Ironhorse SGS has a 1.5 head tube http://www.ironhorsebikes.com/products/freeride/ My friend has the SGS team, and loves it, it is a really interesting design, they use the specialized rear end...
06-14-04, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,018
Posted By VegasCyclist

:lol:

:lol:
06-14-04, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By VegasCyclist

if this was the case, then more hay bails should...

if this was the case, then more hay bails should have been present.... it's the race organizers responsiblity to make sure the coarse is safe for the riders (in the event of a crash) IMHO over doing...
03-02-04, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,150
Posted By VegasCyclist

lower your seatpost, that mark is on there for...

lower your seatpost, that mark is on there for good reason, if failure were to occur you could get seriously injured... so either buy a cheap longer seatpost or lower it... but it is dangerous to...
02-22-04, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By VegasCyclist

cat 5 nothing special just getting...

cat 5 nothing special just getting experience..... and it is only february ;)
02-11-04, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By VegasCyclist

well I was going to, but I can't miss my classes...

well I was going to, but I can't miss my classes on friday :(

however a few of the local vegas teams are doing it... look for carina homes to be racing in cat 1/2 and masters.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-04, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By VegasCyclist

so then why is one of the 7up guys using one? as...

so then why is one of the 7up guys using one? as a side note remember that one of the 7up squad won the national championship crit in '03, but then again who knows if they used this trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-04, 09:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,209
Posted By VegasCyclist

hehe not really, it's pretty nice here in vegas,...

hehe not really, it's pretty nice here in vegas, 567 with trainer rides included, and the race season has already started out here ;)
01-29-04, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By VegasCyclist

if you are changing hubs on your wheel, then you...

if you are changing hubs on your wheel, then you are basically going to start from scratch, since if you are using the same rime you will have to "un" lace the rim from the old hub and "re" lace it...
01-26-04, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By VegasCyclist

indeed this is likely one of the few quick fixes...

indeed this is likely one of the few quick fixes for STI levers, the ratching arm inside the lever is likely "gunked" up and the spring will not let it fully engage into the cog. Your only other...
01-23-04, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By VegasCyclist

I think stickers are a cool idea, the only...

I think stickers are a cool idea, the only problem is most of the time you have to make them in bulk (150+) and full color stickers can be quite pricey, however I would still purchase some to support...
01-15-04, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By VegasCyclist

if you reduce the tension in the front derailleur...

if you reduce the tension in the front derailleur cable, it may solve your rubbing issue, try turning the barrel adjuster clockwise a half turn, if the rubbing continues try another half turn....
Forum: Commuting
01-14-04, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By VegasCyclist

sunset commute

So after working today at the bike shop, I left a bit early as it was slow. I normally go home around 5:00pm, but today I left at 4:00 pm. I almost always commute to the shop, it just seems weird to...
01-14-04, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By VegasCyclist

you've got a pretty good basic grasp on the...

you've got a pretty good basic grasp on the subject, the high limit adjsuts the stop for the derailleur when it shifts to the outter most cog/sproket (away from the frame) the low limit adjusts for...
Forum: Foo
01-12-04, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By VegasCyclist

you guys are always welcome to come by Vegas :) ...

you guys are always welcome to come by Vegas :)

http://www.weather.com/outlook/homeandgarden/home/local/89123?lswe=89123&lwsa=WeatherLocalHome
01-11-04, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By VegasCyclist

very true, ebay is buyer beware... good luck in...

very true, ebay is buyer beware... good luck in building up your new bike :)
Forum: Commuting
01-11-04, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By VegasCyclist

make a list the night before of things to bring...

make a list the night before of things to bring and make sure to wake up a bit early so you don't have to rush. I always brought a towel with me when I commuted so I could wipe of the sweat when I...
01-11-04, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By VegasCyclist

you must get a BB specific to your frame and...

you must get a BB specific to your frame and cranks. BB's have differnt shell sizing (width) which is normally specified by the frame manufacturer (or you could measure), you must also get a matching...
01-11-04, 05:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By VegasCyclist

First TT of 2004

well yesterday was my first ever TT, as well as the first race of 2004. The season starts early out here, since our winter is so mild it will warm up very soon and the real racing will kick in.......
01-09-04, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By VegasCyclist

are you having problems with breaking chains?...

are you having problems with breaking chains? need more info here, what type of riding and your exact problem...... that is if you really want help :)
Showing results 1 to 50 of 990
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.