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Forum: Touring
05-20-07, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By ryan_c

Thanks for the responses guys. To clarify to...

Thanks for the responses guys. To clarify to peterpan's comment on straddle wire clearance, the rack mounts in front of the brake, not behind it. Presumably, this would work, I'd probably just have...
Forum: Touring
05-18-07, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By ryan_c

Anyone using the Nashbar stud-mounted front rack? Esp. w/ Pauls?

I'm eyeballing the Nashbar front rack that mounts to the v-brake/canti studs, it looks like this:
http://www.nashbar.com/nashbar_photos/medium/NA-FRR.gif
does anyone have experience with this rack?...
12-01-06, 09:46 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,341
Posted By ryan_c

Nice, I have it sitting in the spot where a TV...

Nice, I have it sitting in the spot where a TV used to be in the living room. Hopefully someday I'll have some sort of appliance on which to watch it again.
11-30-06, 04:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,693
Posted By ryan_c

agreed - if i have a long way to go and it's...

agreed - if i have a long way to go and it's windy or i'm running late, i don't hesitate to grab onto something moving faster than me - semis are best, then buses, and maybe pickups. i've had a...
11-29-06, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,734
Posted By ryan_c

Usually when a chain rides up on the teeth it's...

Usually when a chain rides up on the teeth it's because the chain is stretched. Your post implies that your chain is new, although you don't really say that explicitly...

Did you eyeball your...
08-02-06, 07:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,450
Posted By ryan_c

There's always the possibility that they just...

There's always the possibility that they just have a lot of work ahead of you, after all, it's the busy season. Just sayin'.
Then again, 30 days is a long time. I work at a somewhat understaffed...
08-02-06, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,259
Posted By ryan_c

bumping this thread, as I just ordered some new...

bumping this thread, as I just ordered some new hubs and am tossing around the idea of doing 2L2T lacing. I have a 3L3T wheelset with a coaster brake that is holding up just fine, but was looking to...
07-10-06, 04:53 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 3,203
Posted By ryan_c

I think it's time for you to go to some races.

I think it's time for you to go to some races.
07-10-06, 04:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 801
Posted By ryan_c

This is news to me :-P I have three 6-speed...

This is news to me :-P
I have three 6-speed cassette hubs in my parts bin.
Not saying they're common or anything...
05-05-06, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 634
Posted By ryan_c

Learn to trackstand on a freewheel. Learn it...

Learn to trackstand on a freewheel. Learn it uphill, flat ground, and slight downhill bouncing off the front brake (you can get kind of a recoil effect by grabbing the front brake and rocking the...
02-15-06, 08:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,294
Posted By ryan_c

wow, please do not repaint that. it's definitely...

wow, please do not repaint that. it's definitely got character, in the good way. :)
02-07-06, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,861
Posted By ryan_c

It looks like an old unicycle hub (not saying it...

It looks like an old unicycle hub (not saying it is one), where the cog would bolt onto the hub. Schwinn made 'em like that, just like a modern Level hub (awesome hubs but they didn't come up with...
02-05-06, 10:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,043
Posted By ryan_c

Nice! I'd definitely consider ordering a wool...

Nice! I'd definitely consider ordering a wool one. I would be skeptical of how well that suit liner wicks though.
02-03-06, 01:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,269
Posted By ryan_c

"modern" was so 0.000000000000001 seconds...

"modern" was so 0.000000000000001 seconds ago.
02-03-06, 01:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,247
Posted By ryan_c

Yeah what's with these guys. I've been running...

Yeah what's with these guys. I've been running 81-82 inches for a year and have never had a problem skidding, I can do it in the saddle if need be, although adrenaline probably has something to do...
02-02-06, 05:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,247
Posted By ryan_c

Yeah that's how I do it if I'm riding a short...

Yeah that's how I do it if I'm riding a short distance with normal shoes or something with my eggbeaters, just hook a foot under. It sucks though.
p.s. you ride on your roof? hardcore. especially if...
01-31-06, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By ryan_c

Seatposts are easy to get out if you don't mind...

Seatposts are easy to get out if you don't mind destroying them.
First try using some ammonia to break up that * oxide. Then if the ol' twist 'n' pull doesn't work, flip the bike upside-down, put...
01-28-06, 09:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,975
Posted By ryan_c

I would much rather have a foghorn.

I would much rather have a foghorn.
01-27-06, 04:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,424
Posted By ryan_c

Actually, it would almost definitely be either S....

Actually, it would almost definitely be either S. aureus, S. pyogenes, or E. corrodens.
But yeah those are never good in the hand.

And FWIW I think a couple swift ones in the face were well in...
01-22-06, 11:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,071
Posted By ryan_c

Its called positron. Like the other guy said, it...

Its called positron. Like the other guy said, it didn't catch on.

As for trying out that setup, ever tried to ride a geared bike with a frozen freewheel?
Have fun.
You can coast for like two...
01-22-06, 10:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,655
Posted By ryan_c

I was an art student for a couple years, then...

I was an art student for a couple years, then switched to pharmacy. I realized that I liked money. ;)
Never really rode during the art days though.
01-22-06, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By ryan_c

You can use a big c-clamp as well. I would find a...

You can use a big c-clamp as well. I would find a washer just big enough to slide over the kickstand and slide it on up to that circular plate, then use a clamp (or find a buddy with the adjustable...
01-22-06, 10:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,145
Posted By ryan_c

I agree, you'll end up with a much better set of...

I agree, you'll end up with a much better set of tools in the long run, stuff that'll last as long as you will.
01-20-06, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By ryan_c

Man, was anyone NOT riding yesterday? I ditched...

Man, was anyone NOT riding yesterday? I ditched afternoon classes to ride the North Shore Channel Trail up to the Green Bay Trail, breaking in the Soma. It was way too nice to NOT ride. Didn't catch...
01-18-06, 07:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,142
Posted By ryan_c

Some of this place is pretty laden with glass, or...

Some of this place is pretty laden with glass, or at least it has been when I've been down there.
Ashland isn't a bad way to get down there, but I would take Ogden down to California and take Calif....
01-18-06, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By ryan_c

Haha, I thought he said "candida" and was going...

Haha, I thought he said "candida" and was going to recommend some fluconazole.
01-18-06, 06:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,281
Posted By ryan_c

Very strange, although I don't think I would...

Very strange, although I don't think I would trust high-flange hubs with cutouts with a lacing pattern like that, where you are pulling a certain way on the hub flange for a big stretch of flange (3...
01-17-06, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By ryan_c

yikes! howzabout ditching the retainers

yikes!
howzabout ditching the retainers
01-17-06, 07:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,281
Posted By ryan_c

3L/3T is very strong (provided you interlace the...

3L/3T is very strong (provided you interlace the spokes as well), and not hard to lace. I would recommend it to anyone who has built a wheel before. I can't imagine it would be any more than a...
01-12-06, 09:09 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 14,450
Posted By ryan_c

+1 +1

+1
+1
01-12-06, 09:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,320
Posted By ryan_c

Because at Yojimbo's I don't get my bike parts at...

Because at Yojimbo's I don't get my bike parts at cost plus shipping! ;)

I do like the fact that he has so many esoteric parts/frames right there in the shop, and not just "available to order"...
01-10-06, 09:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,888
Posted By ryan_c

Thanks much! 72 degree HT, 44mm of rake. Very...

Thanks much!
72 degree HT, 44mm of rake. Very nice, comfortable ride. Super smooth. Only about 18 miles on the bike so far. My first bike with indexed shifting - a big move for me! I'm also very...
01-10-06, 08:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,888
Posted By ryan_c

You have a point, 3/32" is nice to have if you're...

You have a point, 3/32" is nice to have if you're touring and need to pick up a chain in a small town or something. What I was saying wasn't an issue of how many speeds you have, its an issue of...
01-09-06, 11:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,247
Posted By ryan_c

I didn't get one either, whatever. If I don't get...

I didn't get one either, whatever. If I don't get the clothes - fine, as long as I don't get charged. They were pretty mediocre-looking, if they weren't $10 I wouldn't have bothered.
01-09-06, 11:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,888
Posted By ryan_c

What, can't spring for anything new? :D Even...

What, can't spring for anything new? :D
Even Campy Xenon is 9-speed.
The new Campy bar-end shifters are pretty freakin' nice.

Would you be running this 8-sp as friction shift or what, to be...
01-09-06, 11:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,696
Posted By ryan_c

Exactly how I learned. Eventually you can keep...

Exactly how I learned. Eventually you can keep rocking back and forth in place, and then gradually eliminate the rocking.
01-09-06, 11:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,076
Posted By ryan_c

Wow, like a whole new bike. Pretty nice for 1st...

Wow, like a whole new bike. Pretty nice for 1st conversion.
Just 1 Q: Where's that cable running to on the back of the bike?
01-09-06, 11:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 988
Posted By ryan_c

I just tried to count and I could only find 3 :(

I just tried to count and I could only find 3 :(
01-09-06, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By ryan_c

As an aside, you should have at least a 15mm...

As an aside, you should have at least a 15mm interior rim width to be safe with a 32 (in theory), but i think you could pull it off with something a little narrower. I don't know the interior rim...
01-09-06, 09:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,888
Posted By ryan_c

Nice score! It's really good to have a geared...

Nice score! It's really good to have a geared ride around, especially if you want to do distance stuff. I'll keep an eye out for that bike in the 'hood, should be easy to spot.
01-09-06, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By ryan_c

thats pretty much something we would actually DO...

thats pretty much something we would actually DO at my bike shop, based on the customer's request at least. Although we work on a lot of ghetto bikes, I don't think we've done it to a halfway decent...
01-09-06, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By ryan_c

I'm not sure what's worse - looking for...

I'm not sure what's worse - looking for threads/posts by pistaboy, or cruising the recumbent forum.
01-09-06, 01:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By ryan_c

replace "big ass flathead screwdriver" with...

replace "big ass flathead screwdriver" with "chisel" if the freewheel has no notches (the really cheap ones). that's what we do at the shop. not too much fun.

just sayin'
01-07-06, 01:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,954
Posted By ryan_c

I'm all about Bacci's - there's one by my school,...

I'm all about Bacci's - there's one by my school, $3 for a slice and a pop with a student ID. Nonna's on 96th and Cicero gives them a run for their money, used to be $2.50 for a quarter of a pizza...
01-07-06, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 868
Posted By ryan_c

I'd love to get a pair of these, probably the...

I'd love to get a pair of these, probably the next set of phones I'll get. There's no such thing as expensive when it comes to certain things. Accept no substitutes. ;)

Those wireless 'phones...
01-07-06, 12:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 959
Posted By ryan_c

I ONLY use Velox bar plugs, there's nothing like...

I ONLY use Velox bar plugs, there's nothing like them. If you've ever spent a few minutes searching for a black plastic bar plug that fell out somewhere along a trail, you'll know why. Tres secure.
01-06-06, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By ryan_c

Man, that looks so much like my road bike its...

Man, that looks so much like my road bike its eerie - mine's a black Surly Pacer, [black] Ritchey Pro seatpost and stem, black Brooks B17N, lil' bit a silver on the rims... made me do a double-take....
01-06-06, 02:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,669
Posted By ryan_c

Don't worry, I know my Apples. I didn't think...

Don't worry, I know my Apples. I didn't think anyone would actually get all technical on me though.
And yeah, the ][e was cooler.
01-06-06, 12:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,669
Posted By ryan_c

I hope that's an Apple IIgs

I hope that's an Apple IIgs
01-06-06, 12:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By ryan_c

that makes sense, i just thought it would be a...

that makes sense, i just thought it would be a lot harder to forget a whole cartridge than an individual bearing, plus the terminology...
but anway...
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