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05-23-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By hypermaniac

cx disc equipped bikes?

Is there any other bikes equipped with a disc brake other then the bikes direct fantom cross and the rei one?
Forum: Commuting
05-02-11, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By hypermaniac

i already am using the kool stop pads, they work...

i already am using the kool stop pads, they work great until my rim + brake pad gets dirty, and in the rain/snow i still don't stop as much as i would like to. Mini v's would not work on my bike...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-11, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By hypermaniac

upgrade or buy brand new?

I've been having trouble on this issue of whether or not to upgrade my bike to accommodate for disc brakes, or just buy an entire new cyclocross bike altogether. Also i will be using this to just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-10, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By hypermaniac

i have a lemond chamberly frame (this one...

i have a lemond chamberly frame (this one http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?ItemID=46391&Type=bike) with a reynolds ouzo carbon fork, just has a lil dent on the seat tube near the bottom...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By hypermaniac

anyone know how good is the integrated headset?...

anyone know how good is the integrated headset? will it crap out on me real fast or will it last as long as i maintain it (grease it every now and then)?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-10, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By hypermaniac

scattante frame?

how are scattante frames? anyone have the info for geometry and weight on this?
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1086052_-1_400314_400001_400314#ReviewHeader

or how about...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-10, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By hypermaniac

LeMond Chambery

I'm wondering if 200 bucks for a LeMond Chambery 2000 frame fork is worth it, with a chris king headset. no dents/scratches good condition. I'm in a market for a new frame, and how is it compared to...
04-25-10, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,689
Posted By hypermaniac

Ahh yes you're right i have a 08 xenon, and thank...

Ahh yes you're right i have a 08 xenon, and thank you for the information about the Veloce shifters. I forgot to mention its $70 for a pair i believe, and the cheapest i can find for some new veloce...
04-24-10, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,689
Posted By hypermaniac

any difference between xenon and veloce?

i have some xenon ergo shifters 09, and see some 05 veloce for $70. Is it worth it to get the veloce? whats the differences between these two shifters? Does the veloce have better quality parts for...
04-07-10, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By hypermaniac

Yes Xenon qs, with some generic promax calipers....

Yes Xenon qs, with some generic promax calipers. Promax i believe are not the problem since it worked well with the shimano levers before.

Haha no i don't skid to a stop, it was just that easy to...
04-07-10, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By hypermaniac

brake performance issues

I've been having this problem and its been bugging me for a while. My brakes currently sucks right now compared to before.

Earlier i had my entire handlebar stolen and i had to replace my shimano...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-09, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By hypermaniac

it just happened to me a couple weeks ago, due to...

it just happened to me a couple weeks ago, due to my fault leaving it out there in the same spot everyday and i procrastinated gluing ball bearings. i think they only stole my parts because they...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-09, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By hypermaniac

opinions/ideas on anti-theft measures

i was wondering about your opinions on the advantages/disadvantages of putting magnetic ball-bearings in bicycle components screws instead super gluing ballbearings.

so far i had just dropped in...
09-18-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,907
Posted By hypermaniac

road bike fender installation

hello everybody, i have just recently bought ZEFAL PARAGON full fenders that are 35mm wide. i have a khs flite 500, and the rear fender seems to be able to fit, but i'm currently at loss on how to...
08-20-09, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By hypermaniac

shallow and short reach dropbars?

i'm thinking of getting this http://www.ebikestop.com/dimension__318_44cm_flat_top_shallow_road_bar-HB9043.php

but hows the flat top of the bar feel like? is it comfortable? is there any other...
08-06-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By hypermaniac

khs flite 500, size 56cm. i can ride my bike...

khs flite 500, size 56cm. i can ride my bike fine, for the first few months i didn't even know that it was too big, but after riding more than 10 miles, i can feel my lower back hurting, a little but...
08-06-09, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By hypermaniac

threadless 1 1/8 and currently have a 26.0 mm...

threadless 1 1/8 and currently have a 26.0 mm handlebar, but i have a shims from a clip-on aerobar that will make my handlebar fit a 31.8, at least i think it will.
08-06-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By hypermaniac

cheapest shortest bike stem?

hi i would like to know is there anything cheaper and shorter than a truvativ 40mm stem? my bike frame is a little too big but i'm not willing to spend my money on a new frame because its just...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 58,909
Posted By hypermaniac

is there any difference between the Kryptonite...

is there any difference between the Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit mini u-lock
(http://www.bikewagon.com/Bike-Accessories/Locks/U-Locks/Kryptonite-New-York-Fahgettaboudit-p7546386.html)
and...
07-14-09, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By hypermaniac

my floor pump is a avernir with a pressure gauge,...

my floor pump is a avernir with a pressure gauge, and got it for 30 bucks so i assume it can't be too cheap. i'll try oiling it up
07-14-09, 03:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By hypermaniac

the teeth on brand new unworn chainrings or...

the teeth on brand new unworn chainrings or cassettes will look like a trapezoid. when its worn down, it will look like a shark's fin

_ ...
07-14-09, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By hypermaniac

bicycle pump help

whenever i pump my bike with my floor pump, around 80 psi, it pretty much is impossible to pump any more air into my tires. its only with my floor pump, anyone else's pump i use, i can easily pump up...
07-13-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 66,013
Posted By hypermaniac

i'm no expert, but i thought you can true a wheel...

i'm no expert, but i thought you can true a wheel with a adjustable wrench? i use to true my mountain bike wheel with a adjustable wrench the size of my hand, until i bought a $5 spoke wrench. using...
07-13-09, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By hypermaniac

it seems like your chain has worn out your...

it seems like your chain has worn out your cassette and chainring. check out http://www.sheldonbrown.com/chains.html.
look specifically at the third to last photo at the bottom. usually you would...
07-13-09, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 23,592
Posted By hypermaniac

is there any reason why gasoline is a bad...

is there any reason why gasoline is a bad degreaser, other than being real flammable? just wondering so i can use other alternatives if its that bad.
07-13-09, 02:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 23,592
Posted By hypermaniac

gasoline, a few dollars for a whole gallon. ...

gasoline, a few dollars for a whole gallon.

although some people may oppose to it as its dangerous if handled improperly.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-09, 02:58 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 58,909
Posted By hypermaniac

i'm going to assume their all hardened steel, but...

i'm going to assume their all hardened steel, but which would last the longest against an angle grinder assault? when i lock it, its going to be near the street where there are many people walking...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 58,909
Posted By hypermaniac

what would you guys suggest is better, the...

what would you guys suggest is better, the fahgettaboudit u-lock, the fahgettaboudit hexagonal chain, or something else?

is there much difference from the evolution series and the fahgettaboudit?
Forum: Commuting
07-08-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By hypermaniac

suggested bicycle locks?

Which bicycle locks do you guys suggest? Whats the difference between the evolution series and the fahgettaboudit? Should i get the u-locks, or the huge beastly 10 pound hexagonal chains from...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,737
Posted By hypermaniac

i use to get huge black chain grease on my leg,...

i use to get huge black chain grease on my leg, even just brushing lightly against it. Like every said, rolling up your pant leg will fix it most of the time. But the problem i believe is that the...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-09, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By hypermaniac

sadly, i'm aware of the possibility of getting...

sadly, i'm aware of the possibility of getting the bike stolen. But my choices are to bring the bike to school and hopefully be able to bring the bike in the room, if not then lock it outside. That...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-09, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By hypermaniac

yes i'm locking it overnight and its in front of...

yes i'm locking it overnight and its in front of my dorm. its a khs flite 500 '03 that i got for a steal on craigslist for 200. not too terribly expensive. my u-lock is a mini onguard bulldog, but...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-09, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By hypermaniac

locking strategies for college

well its almost school time again, and i was hoping some of you guys have some tips on locking strategies for college since i'm bringing my first real road bike to school.

Enviorment
Its going...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,370
Posted By hypermaniac

i use to be in the same exact position as you...

i use to be in the same exact position as you Darth, had a mountain bike and had some road slicks on it. then i was going to put road gearing on it. but i'm glad i just went onto craigslist and...
06-30-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By hypermaniac

friction shifter help

hi all, i have a 76 grand prix, fixing it up then selling it to my friend, and i have a problem with my friction shifters. When i shift the gears, the shifters spring back to the smallest gear. did i...
06-23-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By hypermaniac

sti shifter cleaning

how would you go about cleaning the brifters (tiagra if that helps) if some sand got into it? i flipped my bike upside down and put it next to my friends at the beach and there some sand in the...
06-23-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By hypermaniac

pedal questions

i have a 03 khs flite 500 and was wondering if i wanted to replace the pedals on it, would any pedal fit? say for example, bmx platform pedals or mountain platform pedals. i just want a wider area on...
05-21-09, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,423
Posted By hypermaniac

question, i have bent the quick release again,...

question, i have bent the quick release again, think it was too long. but just making sure is there anything else that can cause the wheel to shift to the left where its close enough to rub the...
05-17-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,423
Posted By hypermaniac

quick release problems?

i have an old 76 grand prix raleigh. the problem with that bike is the rear wheel. when i ride the bike, the rear wheel moves to the left, sometimes enough to rub the tire against the frame. i looked...
01-30-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By hypermaniac

is there any way to adjust the tension of the...

is there any way to adjust the tension of the returning spring arm when you press the brake lever? i'd like it to be easier to press the brake lever
01-28-09, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By hypermaniac

i may replace the brakes, but its probally not...

i may replace the brakes, but its probally not likely, do i just bend the spring the other way so it'll be less tense?
01-28-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By hypermaniac

brake help

hi i have old weinmann center pulls calipers and i was wondering is there a way to adjust the tension of the brakes or springs?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-09, 02:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By hypermaniac

so assuming i can do some basic tune ups, its...

so assuming i can do some basic tune ups, its still only worth about 150 assuming all the parts work?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-09, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By hypermaniac

used bike

hi, i'm looking for a road bike but i don't want to buy a new road bike because its too expensive so i'm looking for used ones. is this bike a good deal?
...
12-21-08, 02:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By hypermaniac

brake options

hi i currently have a Raleigh grand prix on hold at my bike co-op to fix up. i was wondering does anyone have experience with Weinmann center pull brakes or center pulls in general? do they have...
12-11-08, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By hypermaniac

the pot holes and bumps are sometimes bigger than...

the pot holes and bumps are sometimes bigger than an inch. so if i can slowly cross objects it shouldn't be much damage to the wheels? i have seen some people roll across potholes and curb hop slowly...
12-11-08, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By hypermaniac

so do you guys think that the brake levers would...

so do you guys think that the brake levers would fit on the bar ends? or do i have to find a shim or get a new bar/lever/shifter
12-11-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By hypermaniac

how bout putting the levers on the bar ends? they...

how bout putting the levers on the bar ends? they seem to be about the same size.
12-11-08, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By hypermaniac

what about the road tires? one reason i chose a...

what about the road tires? one reason i chose a mountain bike is because i don't always avoid potholes or cracks on the roads, i usually just ride through them, and i sometimes jump off the curbs on...
12-11-08, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By hypermaniac

hmmm what kind of metal shims would you guys...

hmmm what kind of metal shims would you guys suggest? maybe make one out of a soda can? i have v-brake thats why i can't just use any levers.

i may switch to cantilevers just because the shop has...
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