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01-04-19, 12:20 AM
04-02-18, 10:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,435
Posted By mestizoracer310

Forgot to ask, what width did you go with? ...

Forgot to ask, what width did you go with?

Looks good, BigJW.......but I have same question for you too, BigJW..........what size tires did you go with? Also how much were those tires?
03-25-18, 11:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,435
Posted By mestizoracer310

Yeah, i knew the canti's wouldn't reach so i used...

Yeah, i knew the canti's wouldn't reach so i used a pair of dual pivots that I had lying around.

I'm running 700x32 in my autobike conversion. I don't think 35s will fit. The fork has PLENTY...
03-25-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,435
Posted By mestizoracer310

Are those 26 or 700c?

Are those 26 or 700c?
03-22-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,435
Posted By mestizoracer310

i went a little overboard on my dad's old 1998...

i went a little overboard on my dad's old 1998 AutoBike classic....... i had most of the parts except tires. Not only did i convert to drop bars, i also changed from 26" to 700....... and installed...
03-22-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 28,761
Posted By mestizoracer310

I've done the same on my 70s KHS mixte Gran...

I've done the same on my 70s KHS mixte Gran Sport......... 700c conversion, 35 tires fit fine with the original Dia Compe center pulls.

but now it's got 28s and i'm using a set of full fenders...
04-28-17, 10:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,810
Posted By mestizoracer310

I've seen several youtube instructions on how...

I've seen several youtube instructions on how take a normal bag and convert to use as panniers... I also am debating on using my sister's old instep trailer for cargo. it's just missing the arm and...
03-12-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 38,316
Posted By mestizoracer310

Got a question about this...... I used anti sieze...

Got a question about this...... I used anti sieze on my wellgo pedals 2 years (possibly more) when I swapped the spd pedals my used bike came with. i put a thick stripe on each spindle and worked...
02-25-14, 10:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 36,584
Posted By mestizoracer310

I've heard of people using a dollar bill to boot...

I've heard of people using a dollar bill to boot their tire to get home.......and yes, I've ridden even miles on patched tubes (even MULTIPLE patched tubes) and never feel the patch w/in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,297
Posted By mestizoracer310

I just bought a pack of the Park GP-2 pre-glued...

I just bought a pack of the Park GP-2 pre-glued patches. Haven't used them yet, and I hope I won't have to.

On a side note, why in the hell do the tubes of glue in regular patch kits have to be...
12-16-13, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,989
Posted By mestizoracer310

Made several pick ups since posting, with no...

Made several pick ups since posting, with no issues.... :)
12-13-13, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 26,879
Posted By mestizoracer310

My wife drops off our daughter in the morning. ...

My wife drops off our daughter in the morning. This usually happens on half day Fridays. I tow her bike TO the school then usually come back home still attached. 4 miles each way. I no longer...
12-08-13, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,989
Posted By mestizoracer310

My "new to me" 70s KHS Gran Sport mixte

Picked up this 48cm frame mixte to use as a towing rig (I use a trail gator to tow my daughter's 20" wheeled bike) to replace the towing duties of my street tire equipped MTB. Got it for $40 from...
12-08-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,704
Posted By mestizoracer310

My dad's in his mid 70's and has agility/range of...

My dad's in his mid 70's and has agility/range of motion issues... so he rides a schwinn voyageur 2 step through. so sometimes i ask myself when i see other people having bikes and not...
12-02-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,795
Posted By mestizoracer310

had issues w/ the drivetrain. had too much...

had issues w/ the drivetrain. had too much resistance when trying to pedal with the three (out of 7 speeds) smallest cogs. plus i'm selling my fuji folder and found some mixte bikes for...
12-02-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By mestizoracer310

I use a tow bar attachment for my mountain bike...

I use a tow bar attachment for my mountain bike and my daughter's full 20" wheeled bike. I know i'm not in the same exact situation as the OP but here's my solution. since i can't tow w/ my fixie...
11-26-13, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,795
Posted By mestizoracer310

Were those directed to me, original poster or...

Were those directed to me, original poster or both of us?

If me, i'm using street tires to tow my daughter and her 20" wheeled bike. And I can run side pulls w/ the existing holes, or cantis if...
11-26-13, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,795
Posted By mestizoracer310

i'm doing this on an old autobike (LOL) ...

i'm doing this on an old autobike (LOL)

here's the original bike's setup:
http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=1998&brand=AutoBike&model=Classic#.UpUyfcQ_vTp


... i'm using...
11-05-13, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,965
Posted By mestizoracer310

Resurrecting another old thread... Since I...

Resurrecting another old thread...

Since I run double straps do both need the twist (on same pedal) or is one twist sufficient? and if one is enough, does it matter which one you twist?
11-05-13, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,015
Posted By mestizoracer310

I run my GR9s with Soma quad gate (for double...

I run my GR9s with Soma quad gate (for double straps)...Origin 8 double straps.. no complaints. except I can only ride w/ Adidas Tuscanys...LOL or Vans SK8 Hi's...... debating on trying the...
11-05-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By mestizoracer310

if it'll work w/ the rear, why not the front? ...

if it'll work w/ the rear, why not the front? and the mtb has only 7 rear gears, so how would an 8 (or 9 spd) shifter work?
11-05-13, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By mestizoracer310

dminor...if i knew that was meant for something i...

dminor...if i knew that was meant for something i wouldn't be asking. i'm a roadie/ss/fg guy... but thanks for pointing it out....LOL

LesterofPuppets.... for the same price, i'd probably end up...
11-04-13, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By mestizoracer310

Debating on trying out woodchipper type bars.....but

With this type of shifting, not STi's.....

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Anyone know what kind of attachment those are?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-13, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By mestizoracer310

first of all, i'd like to THANK you all for your...

first of all, i'd like to THANK you all for your input. unfortunately, those micro wheel bikes would probably tire her out fast...most of them had one gear, tiny wheel. not a good combo for a 10...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-13, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By mestizoracer310

Sorry, forgot to include dimensions. My apologies...

Sorry, forgot to include dimensions. My apologies and thank you 87gerG
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By mestizoracer310

Folder that fits INTO a chrome metropolis bag?

Greetings! I normally surf the SS/FG and road forums...been on and off this site for a few years........

Anyway, I'm just curious if any of you have found a folding bike that fits into a chrome...
10-24-13, 04:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,866
Posted By mestizoracer310

Personally run MKS GR9s w/ Soma double strap...

Personally run MKS GR9s w/ Soma double strap cages (think it was called a FOUR gate cage)... and origin 8 straps....haven't had a problem w/ this setup...



PS, haven't heard anything that one...
10-24-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,481
Posted By mestizoracer310

my daughter is 10, and as smart as she is...i...

my daughter is 10, and as smart as she is...i don't allow her to ride on the street. ONLY street riding she gets to do is w/in our neighborhood. i live on a somewhat highly used road and she's...
10-24-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,421
Posted By mestizoracer310

I used a trail gator (tow bar for a full size kid...

I used a trail gator (tow bar for a full size kid bike) w/ my single speed (with high gear).....last friday. took me 30 minutes to ride 4 miles. i disconnected her bike and we rode separately home....
10-24-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,763
Posted By mestizoracer310

I've always disliked training wheels and actual...

I've always disliked training wheels and actual balance bikes. taking pedals off a bike that fits is the best option.

but anyway, my daughter rode for a while, but could never get her to ask...
10-24-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,466
Posted By mestizoracer310

I wouldn't mind having one to ride on venice and...

I wouldn't mind having one to ride on venice and santa monica beaches, but i'm pretty sure they're "illegal to use" there...
10-24-13, 02:04 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 251,921
Posted By mestizoracer310

I'm almost there "number wise" (i'm 36) but I...

I'm almost there "number wise" (i'm 36) but I definitely feel as i'm over 40 because of injuries. Have a 2009 SE draft currently set up as SS, was fixed until my accident on my roadie in may of...
10-24-13, 10:24 AM
10-24-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By mestizoracer310

went with 100mm travel forks. haven't gone off...

went with 100mm travel forks. haven't gone off roading much w/ it yet... was injured for quite awhile. now it's being used as a towing bike for my daugther's bike (i use the trail gator).
10-24-13, 10:01 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,593
Posted By mestizoracer310

love the fact you've got your daughter in the...

love the fact you've got your daughter in the bag! haha anyway, i have the chrome metropolis (bought a few yrs ago, never knew about the backside)... found the secret pocket after reading this...
10-23-13, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By mestizoracer310

Diamondback model year/info needed, have serial....and brief description

Ok, so I have this used diamondback axis mtb. I'd like to know more about it other than what's on the tubes and what i see on the bike. paint is black w/ white "swirls"... shimano deore xt group. ...
01-18-12, 11:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 906
Posted By mestizoracer310

I just got a set off craigslist for $40 (with a...

I just got a set off craigslist for $40 (with a Thompson Elite 90mm stem)..... not the lowest drop but with the 50mm drop and I flipped the stem upside down it's enough.....I too was looking at the...
01-18-12, 11:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,745
Posted By mestizoracer310

Personally w/ front brake only...double clip n...

Personally w/ front brake only...double clip n straps.... I find that in congested Los Angeles with the a$$h0les that I share the road with riding brakeless is very dangerous and a risk I'm not...
01-05-12, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By mestizoracer310

AARRGGHHHhh...author deleted the ad. Hope no...

AARRGGHHHhh...author deleted the ad. Hope no one got it....
01-05-12, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By mestizoracer310

Old Fuji mtb folder...considering getting and converting to SS

ok, found an old Fuji mtb in my local craigslist that folds...well, technically it rotates in half rather than folding on a hinge...for $45. Says it needs a few things and I'm thinking of buying it...
12-18-11, 12:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,723
Posted By mestizoracer310

I could see a use for it in cali....on the sand...

I could see a use for it in cali....on the sand at the beach. if that's legal or not? I have no clue...
11-20-11, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,970
Posted By mestizoracer310

batvans, approx how many miles have you used...

batvans, approx how many miles have you used them? I'm considering them for my fixie...and possibly any other bike I buy in the future with solid axles...
08-29-11, 10:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,226
Posted By mestizoracer310

Or use the master link. Sometimes I can "break"...

Or use the master link. Sometimes I can "break" the chain without any tools..
08-29-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,437
Posted By mestizoracer310

I use a cut down combination wrench for the axle...

I use a cut down combination wrench for the axle nuts and a stubby ratcheting 10mm for the chain tensioner. They both fit in the saddlebag.
08-29-11, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By mestizoracer310

highonpez...it's not that the part is cruddy,...

highonpez...it's not that the part is cruddy, it's just where the "side" splits into the two straps isn't deep enough and it doesn't allow me to have them tightened properly.

Scrod...I guess...
08-28-11, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By mestizoracer310

Running "single" straps in "double" cages

Ok, here's the deal. I got MKS GR-9s with Origin double straps running through Soma doubles. Because my feet are on the small side I've almost got the straps pulled all the way through, but where...
06-18-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,255
Posted By mestizoracer310

I've shared both articles in my Facebook...hope...

I've shared both articles in my Facebook...hope this can spread awareness to drivers further...because they lack common sense in the fact that in a car vs. bicycle rider "battle", the car will always...
06-16-11, 09:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,255
Posted By mestizoracer310

Hey avner...hope you're ok with me sharing that...

Hey avner...hope you're ok with me sharing that picture with my Facebook family. We need to raise awareness of sharing the road w/ drivers. Almost every day that I ride to/from work, there's always...
06-16-11, 09:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,255
Posted By mestizoracer310

Sorry Scrod and others.. must've missed that bit....

Sorry Scrod and others.. must've missed that bit. I'm still in shock, but I really shouldn't..already knowing how many a$$hole drivers there are out here in Los Angeles.

BTW, you're THE MAN...
06-16-11, 07:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,660
Posted By mestizoracer310

RavX copy of the Planet Bike superflash in back,...

RavX copy of the Planet Bike superflash in back, and a Cygolite Expilion 250 for the headlight. 3 brightness modes and flash. USB rechargable. LOVE IT!
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