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04-13-06, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By angrystan

A 10.5 EEEE here, with the sad news that you're...

A 10.5 EEEE here, with the sad news that you're not going to find anything unless they are custom made. I haven't looked seriuosly into custom made as that sounds prohibitively expensive.

My...
05-27-05, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,155
Posted By angrystan

I know an old school shop just up the street...

I know an old school shop just up the street which carries Rivendell bikes and presumably can order parts, although I fear those might be a bit precious for my budget. I plan to go in and at least...
05-27-05, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,155
Posted By angrystan

Okay, I know I should have selected with greater...

Okay, I know I should have selected with greater discretion but the bike was $279 new and rides like a Cadillac. The test drive around the block sold me and it was a few weeks before I figured out...
05-27-05, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,155
Posted By angrystan

You know what, you were pretty much where I am. I...

You know what, you were pretty much where I am. I think I know what I'm doing this weekend. Namely hitting the old school LBSes and looking for that mythic long-quill, short reach stem. Than you.
05-26-05, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,155
Posted By angrystan

Rider too short, handlebars too far out.

I've got a Bianchi Ocelot (http://www.bianchiusa.com/ocelot.html), their bottom of the line generic ATB, used as an in-town daily driver. I have trouble after a few miles holding my head up and my...
05-12-05, 12:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By angrystan

I bought it, fixed it up, and I still don't know what it is.

I bought a bike off of Craig's List, Monday. The price was right and after one short ride I became infatuated. Now that she's all lubed up, adjusted and has solid tires, I'm in love but ...

I...
04-28-05, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,709
Posted By angrystan

Maruishi? I don't know them.

A buddy has been wanting to get into shape and calls the closest thing he has to a bike expert to find out just what a Maruishi bike is. He tells me he's found one used, and doesn't know if he should...
04-17-05, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By angrystan

Looking at this picture of the bike I'm going to...

Looking at this picture of the bike I'm going to have to go over and figure out how he mounted the basket around that evil fork spring ...
04-17-05, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By angrystan

Yep. It's decidedly not "one o' them GD moon-unit...

Yep. It's decidedly not "one o' them GD moon-unit bikes". I tested it too, and found it surprisingly nimble and light, particularly considering the old and heavy look. I must give it to Pop that the...
04-17-05, 05:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 316
Posted By angrystan

Austin-style bikes

Before yesterday I never heard of this. Life took me to a variety of LBSs yesterday and just being out and of a particularly bike-oriented state of mind I noticed a number of folks, especially in the...
04-17-05, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By angrystan

Something I probably should have made clear: I...

Something I probably should have made clear: I wanted to buy him a bike and see how it goes. He quickly became convinced that he should have a bike for both a little exercise and to get out into the...
04-17-05, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By angrystan

I don't think I'll be ready for the Ride for the...

I don't think I'll be ready for the Ride for the Roses any time soon, but I have an odd feeling the old man will be, on that bike, that helmet and in a flannel shirt and jeans!
04-17-05, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By angrystan

Well, I thought I'd tell you guys how it all went...

Well, I thought I'd tell you guys how it all went down.

Basically Dad made all the decisions based on his scanning the Internet, catching up on the latest and greatest bike tech, safety issues...
04-06-05, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By angrystan

Riding with him, and just getting him out of the...

Riding with him, and just getting him out of the house a little more is certainly part of the plan. I have friends who are into records from the mid-sixties and they've bonded with him over his hi-fi...
04-06-05, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By angrystan

I was thinking the Sun Cruisers and even the...

I was thinking the Sun Cruisers and even the low-end Electra bikes were a little overpriced for an experiment of sorts, but I don't want Pop to either ride with, say, bad brakes, or as he would do,...
04-05-05, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By angrystan

Something for my Dad.

Just how bad are those Hi-ten cruisers labeled Schwinn at Target? Wheels, tires, general mechanics, etc.?

My Dad is 66, living alone and miserably retired. He's been hinting at getting a bike to...
10-21-04, 12:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,194
Posted By angrystan

At the height of the Texas summer I discovered...

At the height of the Texas summer I discovered that my bottom of the line Bell helmet was getting particularly, um, ripe. On a whim, remembering what I learned working as a young dishwasher in a...
10-21-04, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By angrystan

Hear! Hear! A bike which doesn't look like an...

Hear! Hear! A bike which doesn't look like an Peter Max painting with rather mundane but rather solid engineering manufactured on a Huffy/Pacific production scale and available at, say, Wal-Mart,...
10-15-04, 04:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,250
Posted By angrystan

You know, where I ride that's far more...

You know, where I ride that's far more appropriate than that other thing which comes to mind.
10-15-04, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By angrystan

It sounds like you did what I'm hoping to do, but...

It sounds like you did what I'm hoping to do, but more along the trial by fire model. There's nothing in the world like, especially the first few, tearing it all the way down, putting it back...
10-15-04, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By angrystan

Thank you. I'm still getting up to date on the...

Thank you. I'm still getting up to date on the nomenclature.



Just the kind of tips I'm looking for. Though I already know to avoid "Hi-Ten" like the plague. Maybe that's the first thing...
10-15-04, 04:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By angrystan

That's pretty much the point. Basically do what I...

That's pretty much the point. Basically do what I did with my '66 Chevy all those years ago when I depended upon ye olde fondly remembered bike for back up . This is how I taught myself the basics of...
10-14-04, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By angrystan

Cheap thift-store or pawn shop bike.

I am recently cycling again. I don't know if bikes have changed so much in the last fifteen years or if I'm addle brained, but so many of the parts and systems on the bike I just don't recognize...
09-28-04, 11:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,892
Posted By angrystan

I have recently beeen riding at night, like 3AM,...

I have recently beeen riding at night, like 3AM, with blinkies front and back with yellow tireflies. The theory being that red and blue are regulated and violet is insufficiently conspicuous. They...
Forum: Introductions
09-28-04, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By angrystan

Yet another Austinite (TX)

Been lurking for several months, and now it's time to go public. I'm always looking for another angle on things. I'm currently cruising around on a "hybridized" Bianchi Ocelot purchased from the...
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