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Forum: Commuting
04-12-16, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By JOHNinIL

Look at Niagra Cycle Origin8 Stash Bar II...

Look at Niagra Cycle Origin8 Stash Bar II Handlebar, 25.4 x 450mm, Silver (http://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/origin8-stash-bar-ii-handlebar-25-4-x-450mm-silver)
03-30-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,321
Posted By JOHNinIL

What color are you going with for saddle and bar...

What color are you going with for saddle and bar tape? Looks great.
Forum: Commuting
03-29-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 227,701
Posted By JOHNinIL

Found not one but two 13mm wrench within 20 ft of...

Found not one but two 13mm wrench within 20 ft of each other. Would have preferred a 15mm but oh well, took them both.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-15, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,059
Posted By JOHNinIL

I've got a pair of Mirko's and love them. They...

I've got a pair of Mirko's and love them. They replaced a four year-old pair of Van's which were just disappointing. The Mirko's are great for riding and walking around, very comfortable. The...
08-15-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By JOHNinIL

Braze or weld

Hello. What's the proper repair method to reattach the drop out to the chain stay, braze or weld? Thanks, John
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03-05-15, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,608
Posted By JOHNinIL

Look at changing your gearing. Read over this...

Look at changing your gearing. Read over this thread "http://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/716371-uncle-sixty-s-gearing-primer-newbs.html" to understand gearing and get an idea where to...
01-09-15, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 379,423
Posted By JOHNinIL

My 2015 build, still have things to do, year is...

My 2015 build, still have things to do, year is still new.
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01-08-15, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By JOHNinIL

Check out these resources: 1. Petrifying...

Check out these resources:
1. Petrifying Springs Mountain Bike Trail in Kenosha, Wisconsin || SINGLETRACKS.COM (http://www.singletracks.com/bike-trails/pets.html)
2....
01-06-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,404
Posted By JOHNinIL

@SentinelAeon...

@SentinelAeon (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=395037) Are you experiencing any shifting issue to the smallest cog or crashing into the spokes on the largest, or random shifts, etc?
12-26-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,659
Posted By JOHNinIL

Single speeds are great. What i like is how the...

Single speeds are great. What i like is how the workout varies with the terrain you ride. Unlike with a geared bike where one has many ratios to choose to make riding easier. I've done plenty of...
12-24-14, 09:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,595
Posted By JOHNinIL

Use loctite red- only removable with a blow torch.

Use loctite red- only removable with a blow torch.
12-23-14, 03:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,632
Posted By JOHNinIL

Great looking bike. I also have a Sprite,...

Great looking bike. I also have a Sprite, here's a picture of her. http://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/286515-showoff-your-townies-47.html#post16870478



Also you don't really...
12-23-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,881
Posted By JOHNinIL

I carry a small adjustable wrench, tire, levers,...

I carry a small adjustable wrench, tire, levers, and pump.
09-22-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By JOHNinIL

Loved it. Thanks for sharing.

Loved it. Thanks for sharing.
09-17-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,220
Posted By JOHNinIL

I agree minimum necessary. Go to a rigid fork,...

I agree minimum necessary. Go to a rigid fork, they are all over eBay. Replace cables, pads, chain. Lube the bb, hs. Call it a day.

I've got a 97 Ricon with about 6000 miles. Its received...
09-05-14, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By JOHNinIL

Read over this article from the man Frame...

Read over this article from the man Frame Materials for the Touring Cyclist (http://sheldonbrown.com/frame-materials.html)
09-04-14, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By JOHNinIL

Eight inches - you have nothing to worry about

Eight inches - you have nothing to worry about
09-04-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By JOHNinIL

I learned how to spin right. I started on...

I learned how to spin right. I started on geared. Went single for awhile. Now bounce between the two and I'vennoticed I'm faster on the geared bike than I used to be.
08-18-14, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By JOHNinIL

Regarding the larger size of the patch. I just...

Regarding the larger size of the patch. I just cut it smaller to fit my particular tube, never had an issue.

Regarding the casting lines, don't worry too much. Just scuff the tube before...
08-10-14, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,891
Posted By JOHNinIL

I'd add mini pump to your checklist. I have more...

I'd add mini pump to your checklist. I have more bikes than pumps and I'll move them around, sometimes i forget to put it back on the bike I took it from.
07-26-14, 07:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,887
Posted By JOHNinIL

Led lights which attach to the spokes.

Led lights which attach to the spokes.
07-21-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,116
Posted By JOHNinIL

Cold cereal

Cold cereal
07-14-14, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By JOHNinIL

What does the label on the top tube say? I can't...

What does the label on the top tube say? I can't read it.

How many speeds?

Where is the serial number located?

Any other stickers you can post?
07-12-14, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,925
Posted By JOHNinIL

Nice looking Sprite, I've got the same bike. ...

Nice looking Sprite, I've got the same bike. Made a couple swaps, but stock drive train. http://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/286515-showoff-your-townies-47.html#post16870478
07-03-14, 11:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,807
Posted By JOHNinIL

75 GI and road tires. My vote is going with the...

75 GI and road tires. My vote is going with the road bike.
07-03-14, 08:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,919
Posted By JOHNinIL

Buy extra pads so when you burn through them you...

Buy extra pads so when you burn through them you have a fresh set to put on.

+1 to practicing hard braking, get to a point you can stop quickly and not lock up the rear tire.
07-03-14, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By JOHNinIL

I haven't ridden one yet but it's on my project...

I haven't ridden one yet but it's on my project list to build a SS MTB too. Assuming you have vertical drops you will need a chain tensioner to keep the chain tension after removing the rear...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-14, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 160,976
Posted By JOHNinIL

The morning commute rocked. I was able to clear...

The morning commute rocked. I was able to clear my head and work out a problem I've been having at work. Chargeable work time?
Forum: Introductions
07-03-14, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By JOHNinIL

Nice collection and welcome.

Nice collection and welcome.
Forum: Introductions
07-03-14, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By JOHNinIL

Welcome, check out the framebuilders forum too.

Welcome, check out the framebuilders forum too.
Forum: Introductions
07-03-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By JOHNinIL

Welcome and enjoy the ride

Welcome and enjoy the ride
Forum: Commuting
07-02-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,371
Posted By JOHNinIL

The chance to clear my head before and after work.

The chance to clear my head before and after work.
Forum: Introductions
07-02-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By JOHNinIL

Welcome

Welcome
07-02-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,525
Posted By JOHNinIL

Keep an eye on Craigslist, can find nice bikes if...

Keep an eye on Craigslist, can find nice bikes if yoru patient.
Search in you price range minimum 100 or 200 max 300 which should filter out the many parts on the low end. Keyword "fixie" hit...
06-27-14, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By JOHNinIL

Dominic, replace your wheels and forgo a frame...

Dominic, replace your wheels and forgo a frame upgrade. Just ride for god sakes. Doesn't seem like you know what you want in a new frame, nor what your current frame lacks to make a purchasing...
06-25-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,100
Posted By JOHNinIL

Here read this over Frame Materials for the...

Here read this over Frame Materials for the Touring Cyclist (http://sheldonbrown.com/frame-materials.html)

My preference if you're taking votes: Steel
06-24-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By JOHNinIL

Search this forum, Bicycle Mechanics, for...

Search this forum, Bicycle Mechanics, for "clicking", it is an often asked question, there's 20 pages of results. For example see this one ...
06-23-14, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,698
Posted By JOHNinIL

It's a Schwinn. I looked up part of the serial...

It's a Schwinn. I looked up part of the serial number at a stolen bike index. I'm not saying the bike was stolen, just used part of the serial to see what kinds of bikes are listed....
06-21-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 500,132
Posted By JOHNinIL

388582

388582
06-20-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,993
Posted By JOHNinIL

Also need choice - left infuriated because they...

Also need choice - left infuriated because they didn't have part or consumable again, ordered from Interweb.
06-20-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,942
Posted By JOHNinIL

I take my bike to the grocery store, wally world,...

I take my bike to the grocery store, wally world, liqueur store, etc. Yes I've had that same DUI, this guy must be bum, thought cross my mind too. I just love to ride and don't care what others...
06-05-14, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,900
Posted By JOHNinIL

:) of course common sense is needed when working...

:) of course common sense is needed when working with flammable liquids
06-04-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,900
Posted By JOHNinIL

You could try a little heat too. Using a propane...

You could try a little heat too. Using a propane torch to re-liquify that old-hardened grease should solve your issue.
06-04-14, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,463
Posted By JOHNinIL

These look great Overstock Frame Sets and Parts -...

These look great Overstock Frame Sets and Parts - Legacy Framework (http://legacyframeworks.com/available-bikes/overstock_frames/)
05-03-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,416
Posted By JOHNinIL

Maybe saddle soap would get it off.

Maybe saddle soap would get it off.
04-30-14, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,054
Posted By JOHNinIL

Here's the link to SRAM's full line of BB30...

Here's the link to SRAM's full line of BB30 products https://www.sram.com/sram/road/technologies/bb30 which is yours?
04-30-14, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,054
Posted By JOHNinIL

Congrats, you will learn a lot. Remember, never...

Congrats, you will learn a lot. Remember, never do this kind of maintenance before a race, Murphy will catch up with you. Be sure to test ride well before racing or long rides.




Seems right...
04-20-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 594
Posted By JOHNinIL

DATING vintage Raleigh

Removing thread, cant find a way to delete. I was helped through PM. Thank you!
Forum: Commuting
04-18-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 160,976
Posted By JOHNinIL

First commute of the season, Nice ride this...

First commute of the season, Nice ride this morning in Chicagoland, low 40's. Wind out of the north. Didn't see a single bicycle commuter, normally see three or four on my 21mile one way route.
04-04-14, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,628
Posted By JOHNinIL

Bike seems fine aside from needing a tuneup....

Bike seems fine aside from needing a tuneup. Learn to wrench on it and have fun. Maybe give it a custom paint job over the winter to really personalize it.
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