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11-02-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,651
Posted By bg4533

Oddly, I have done just about everything to bikes...

Oddly, I have done just about everything to bikes from welding and brazing frames in an emergency, re-tapping bottom brackets, building wheels, etc. but this has never come up for me.

I used to be...
11-02-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,651
Posted By bg4533

I was unaware of this site. I need to figure out...

I was unaware of this site. I need to figure out which hanger is correct, but it seems like they will almost certainly have it. Thank you! :)
11-02-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,651
Posted By bg4533

Replacement rear derailleur hanger for 2003 Specialized Hardrock?

This bike was used as a single speed for a while and then after sitting unused I decided to repaint it to turn it into a sort of art/ urban trick bike. Somewhere in the process the rear derailleur...
Forum: Touring
05-18-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By bg4533

Good shops in Austin, TX

In about 2 weeks I'll be starting a tour in Austin and a friend will be ending a tour there.
My friend is looking for a place where she can drop off her bike and have them package and ship it for...
04-05-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By bg4533

I have made dozens of mallets, but everyone has...

I have made dozens of mallets, but everyone has their own method. I think MKE was aiming their offering toward existing players that know how to make mallets, but can't obtain the parts. Ski poles...
Forum: Touring
11-10-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,348
Posted By bg4533

The Big Agnes Insulated Air Core has an R-Value...

The Big Agnes Insulated Air Core has an R-Value of 4.1. The 20x72x2.5 version weighs 24 ounces. The coldest I have used it was ~35f and I was comfortable.
11-03-09, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By bg4533

I was hung up on using the adjusters, but you're...

I was hung up on using the adjusters, but you're right that they prob aren't needed. I probably even have some cable stops floating around the house. Thanks for the help!
11-03-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By bg4533

Clamp on downtube shifter mounts

I'm in the process of upgrading a 1984 Miyata 610 and I'm changing from downtube shifters to Shimano bar end shifters. The bike does not have braze on shifter mounts, so the shifters were attached...
Forum: Touring
10-14-09, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By bg4533

I converted from 27" to 700c as well.

I converted from 27" to 700c as well.
Forum: Touring
10-13-09, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By bg4533

Did you find any other brakes that work properly?

Did you find any other brakes that work properly?
10-13-09, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,017
Posted By bg4533

The locknut that was on the bike was very short...

The locknut that was on the bike was very short and only engaged the top couple threads of the fork. I borrowed a locknut that was about twice as thick from another bike and was able to get the...
Forum: Touring
10-08-09, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By bg4533

Brakes for Miyata 610. Closely spaced canti mounts...

I'm in the process of overhauling a 1984 Miyata 610. The original brakes needed new springs, straddle wires and pads, so I decided to replace the entire brake. I purchased a pair of Shimano...
10-06-09, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,017
Posted By bg4533

Adjusting headset on a damaged steerer tube.

A friend asked me to look at her bike because the headset wouldn't stay adjusted. Upon disassembly I found that something put a big cut and mangled some of the threads near the top of the 1"...
Forum: Touring
10-02-09, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,074
Posted By bg4533

Thanks for the response. I'll take a closer look...

Thanks for the response. I'll take a closer look at the hubs. I suspect with some new bearings and fresh grease they'll be fine. Anyone know where I can find specs like flange diameter for these...
Forum: Touring
10-02-09, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,074
Posted By bg4533

Rear hub for Cannondale ST500 with 126mm spacing?

A friend just picked up a 1986 Cannondale ST500. The bike is in reasonable condition, but the wheels are a bit out of true and the nipples and eyelets are fairly corroded. I'm not sure I trust the...
07-23-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,654
Posted By bg4533

My polo bike has DP18s with a 28mm Randonneur on...

My polo bike has DP18s with a 28mm Randonneur on the front and a 37mm on the rear. I'd prefer a wider rim for the rear, but no trouble with it so far.
07-20-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,004
Posted By bg4533

Friction tape is cheap and seems to work pretty...

Friction tape is cheap and seems to work pretty well.
05-18-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,527
Posted By bg4533

The Mack hubs are a good recommendation. I just...

The Mack hubs are a good recommendation. I just ordered a 36h set of their regular hubs for a MKE Bruiser I am building up. These hubs seem comparable to Phils. While talking with Mack he sent me...
05-11-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,020
Posted By bg4533

I've tried quite a few different materials for...

I've tried quite a few different materials for mallet heads, but have settled on UHMWPE. I drill it out quite a bit, but have never seen it crack or chip. The life of the head will depend on the...
05-04-09, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,321
Posted By bg4533

Chainline of Truvativ Omnium

I'm building a new bike and hoping to use Profile Racing hubs and Truvativ Omnium cranks. The hubs have a 44mm chainline. I've seen some things claim that the Omniums have a 41.5mm chainline, but...
03-08-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,059
Posted By bg4533

We have at least a foot here in Columbus and it...

We have at least a foot here in Columbus and it is still coming down hard. The question is: Fixed gear or mountain bike? Suggestions?
07-15-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By bg4533

Tool to remove this old bottom bracket?

The bottom bracket below is on an old Schwinn World Tourist and I would like to remove it. The crankset was part of a Shimano front freewheeling system. A 40mm wrench fits around the cup shown, but...
05-13-07, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,553
Posted By bg4533

I have a Schwinn World Tourist with FFS. Paid...

I have a Schwinn World Tourist with FFS. Paid $15 for it at a garage sale. I read somewhere else that the rear cogs moved only for safety purposes. I can't remember where, but it seemed...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-13-07, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By bg4533

I hadn't heard of it before this post, but I am...

I hadn't heard of it before this post, but I am looking for a few rides like this. How many people usually ride? Is there a website with details or to sign up?
04-10-06, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,535
Posted By bg4533

Last night I ordered a Brooks Team Professional...

Last night I ordered a Brooks Team Professional and Brooks Leather Handlebar tape in Antique Brown. I will post impressions after I get everything set up.
04-09-06, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,535
Posted By bg4533

I found this thread...

I found this thread (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=149941) that gives some ideas, but I can't find any reports from people who have used the tape for a while
04-09-06, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,535
Posted By bg4533

Anyone use Brooks leather handlebar tape?

I noticed Brooks is making a leather handlebar tape now. It seems like it would make a nice addition to a touring bike with a Brooks Team Pro. I like the idea, but I am worried about it being hot...
11-03-05, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By bg4533

Is your browser set to accept cookies? Did...

Is your browser set to accept cookies?

Did you recently install any sort of internet security package that might block cookies?

If you have a different browser on your computer give that a try.
11-03-05, 06:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,704
Posted By bg4533

For a little more clarification...More&Faster is...

For a little more clarification...More&Faster is my roommate. He was standing next to me when the tube blew. Thanks for the laugh DannoXYZ :D
11-01-05, 09:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,704
Posted By bg4533

I guess the tire gods are mad at me for some...

I guess the tire gods are mad at me for some reason. I went around 2 years and never had to change a tire on the road. In that time I had one tiny flat from MTBing that didn't appear until I made...
11-01-05, 11:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,704
Posted By bg4533

Yeah, that is all I could think that could cause...

Yeah, that is all I could think that could cause it, but it seems really wierd to me that it could happen after 50 miles and a short period of inactivity. I would think it would happen almost...
11-01-05, 01:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,704
Posted By bg4533

Anyone had a tube randomly explode?

While waiting for the start of a group ride tonight the rear tube on my commuting bike exploded and blew part of the tire off the rim and knocked over my bike. I rode 5-6 miles to get to where the...
08-03-05, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By bg4533

No one has any advice? I am just anxious to...

No one has any advice?

I am just anxious to get out and comfortably ride this bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-05, 01:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,287
Posted By bg4533

The article is a bit vague. Where did the biker...

The article is a bit vague. Where did the biker hit the car or the car hit the biker? If the car hit the biker with its front end then I think the driver is at least partially at fault. If the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-05, 09:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,287
Posted By bg4533

I am originally from Toledo. I never see adults...

I am originally from Toledo. I never see adults riding seriously in the city. There are plenty of kids riding and the occasional homeless person. It is one of the least bike friendly cities I know.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-05, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By bg4533

My current stem is the stock Langster stem, I am...

My current stem is the stock Langster stem, I am not sure the rise or exact length. The stem is flippable and with it up the bars are a bit high and with it down the bars are too low. It seems like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-05, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By bg4533

No rise threadless stems

I just got a Specialized Langster and want to swap out the stem. I am looking for a black threadless stem (1-1/8" steering tube, 26mm bars) that has no rise and is 90-100mm. I would prefer to not...
08-02-05, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By bg4533

Help with some Langster stuff

I just bought a Specialized Langster off Ebay. I haven't ridden it much yet, but the gearing seems a bit too high. I had knee problems when I was young and don't want to aggravate them. Also, the...
08-01-05, 01:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,320
Posted By bg4533

You can get them at Performance bike for about...

You can get them at Performance bike for about $30 each. Pricematch them to BikeTiresDirect and also use a 20% off coupon. If you are a Team performance member you also get another 10% back. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-05, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,835
Posted By bg4533

I have never broken a spoke. turkdc, How...

I have never broken a spoke.

turkdc, How much do you weigh?
Unless you are overweight I suggest you find another bikeshop.
08-01-05, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,320
Posted By bg4533

I have Continental GP3000 4 Seasons on my road...

I have Continental GP3000 4 Seasons on my road bike and they are nice. Most of the roads I ride this bike on are clean, but I haven't had any flats.

Jose R, How are the 4 seasons holding up...
07-31-05, 10:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,320
Posted By bg4533

What kind of tires are you using? How old and...

What kind of tires are you using?
How old and worn are the tires?

Some tires are much more flat resistant than others and I have found it worthwhile to pay a bit more for nice tires. In my...
07-31-05, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By bg4533

Bike rack and hitch troubles

I leased a 2005 Honda Civic Sedan about a month ago. I have been without a car for 4 years and one of the reasons I got one was because I wanted to transport bikes (I want to start racing and visit...
07-29-05, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,970
Posted By bg4533

I don't think we've met. I know very few of the...

I don't think we've met. I know very few of the "bike" type though. I had no idea there were so many people from Columbus at Bikeforums now.
07-21-05, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By bg4533

Topeak is losing my support. I emailed them just...

Topeak is losing my support. I emailed them just after I posted earlier and still haven't recieved a reply. It sucks having a nice pump and having to way to carry it. Can someone give me Topeaks...
07-18-05, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By bg4533

This is good to hear. The bracket on my Road...

This is good to hear. The bracket on my Road Morph broke and I need a new one. Emailing Topeak now. Thanks.
07-16-05, 11:04 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,704
Posted By bg4533

phidauex, Could you please post or PM me this...

phidauex,
Could you please post or PM me this recipe for french onion soup? Thanks.
Forum: Foo
07-11-05, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 917
Posted By bg4533

That is what you are supposed to see. ...

That is what you are supposed to see.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34863&stc=1
07-10-05, 10:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,684
Posted By bg4533

Ohio (more specifically Toledo) doesn't seem to...

Ohio (more specifically Toledo) doesn't seem to care about the difference. Red light cameras are being put up all over the place. The cameras take a picture of the license plate and the owner of...
07-08-05, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By bg4533

There is a sticky in the FS forum that mentions...

There is a sticky in the FS forum that mentions the need for an upgraded membership.

The very top of the page says "Did you know as a red star member you can post in the advertise your services,...
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