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07-31-09, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,719
Posted By DonPenguino

Wow, I love bike rebuilds and this looks...

Wow, I love bike rebuilds and this looks fantastic! As a tip from the auto world, to get press-fit bearings in it helps to throw the bearing in the freezer and the part it fits in into the oven for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-09, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By DonPenguino

Hah. Imagine this ever happening if it wasn't...

Hah. Imagine this ever happening if it wasn't Lance's bike. 3 years? hahahahaha
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-09, 02:27 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,133
Posted By DonPenguino

I'm surprised that noone's mentioned the double...

I'm surprised that noone's mentioned the double fail of these wheels.

With the new design Mavic added kevlar strands inside the spokes to assure that all parts of the wheel stay inside the wheel's...
04-30-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,615
Posted By DonPenguino

There is this (http://teambeerd.com/?p=220)going...

There is this (http://teambeerd.com/?p=220)going down in Chicago. Trust me, it'll be brutal.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-09, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,478
Posted By DonPenguino

Actually there's one place to put the brake cable...

Actually there's one place to put the brake cable and then the shift cable can exit from one of two locations: on the left or right top corners where the shifter meets the bar, more or less....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,092
Posted By DonPenguino

I don't know how there are so many FD problems,...

I don't know how there are so many FD problems, but mine has been no problem at all. Follow the instructions to the word and get your tolerances on clearance TIGHT and it works perfectly, no chain...
09-15-08, 01:36 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 25,916
Posted By DonPenguino

Yeah, that's not right. It almost looks like the...

Yeah, that's not right. It almost looks like the rear triangle is designed for 650s.

That's not a tire-size deal, the change from 600x21s to 600x28s will not cause enough of a change to even get...
09-04-08, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,376
Posted By DonPenguino

53/13? Is dude a monster and cruises at 30 mph...

53/13? Is dude a monster and cruises at 30 mph or what?

Also, the main problem with speedplays is that (IIRC) the cleats are too large to allow mountain pedals to work. Therefore, if you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,221
Posted By DonPenguino

Chris Powers, 26, of Jonesboro Illinois was...

Chris Powers, 26, of Jonesboro Illinois was killed. Kevin Alsehouse, 26, also of Illinois was injured, but treated at the scene. Police say they don't know why the two were riding so late at night. ...
08-06-08, 08:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,936
Posted By DonPenguino

As to why they probably won't be safe/durable,...

As to why they probably won't be safe/durable, see how each spoke must bend around the next spoke? The spokes are tensioned quite high, thus that spoke tension is being put to use at that bend to...
08-05-08, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,936
Posted By DonPenguino

Man, <3 for this thread.

Man, <3 for this thread.
04-11-08, 02:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,847
Posted By DonPenguino

In Europe commas take the place of periods in...

In Europe commas take the place of periods in numbers. Be calm, all.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-08, 10:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,205
Posted By DonPenguino

Whoever told you they weren't for aerodynamics...

Whoever told you they weren't for aerodynamics (on golf balls and otherwise) was wrong.

Turbulence is better than laminar (smooth) flow for a lot of applications, because with turbulence the air...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By DonPenguino

Immediate Help - Does Anyone Know a Matt Lynch in Chicago?

Matt was involved in an accident on Irving and Lincoln and we are trying to contact anyone who knows him, his parents, roomates, etc. If anyone knows who he is and can help, please let me know.
02-10-08, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By DonPenguino

Tube joining oddity

This Masi (http://cgi.ebay.com/MASI-3V-VOLUMETRICA-road-FRAME-SET_W0QQitemZ280197161961QQihZ018QQcategoryZ56197QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) has me pretty confused as to how the tubes are...
01-25-08, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,728
Posted By DonPenguino

Dobber, thanks. My searches turned up that...

Dobber, thanks. My searches turned up that thread, but little else.
01-25-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,728
Posted By DonPenguino

Seedy Bar...

Seedy Bar (http://www.crumpler.com.au/Cart/index.php?prodId=288&catId=6&optId=10541)
Wine Bar (http://www.crumpler.com.au/Cart/index.php?prodId=288&catId=6&optId=10541)
01-25-08, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,728
Posted By DonPenguino

Crumpler Seedy Bar v Wine Bar

While looking for a new backpack to replace my rucksack (which can't help but fall off my back with every stroke) and free messenger bag (which is incredibly tinily useless) I came across the...
01-03-08, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,615
Posted By DonPenguino

All I know is that that would be a terrifyingly...

All I know is that that would be a terrifyingly awesome band name.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-07, 11:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,027
Posted By DonPenguino

DON'T GET BEBOP! I say this as they don't...

DON'T GET BEBOP!

I say this as they don't exist anymore! Sure, the product is available, but there is no outlet for customer support. After buying a brand new pair online I found that the left...
12-26-07, 11:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,249
Posted By DonPenguino

Hell yes I'd be down, though I can't figure out...

Hell yes I'd be down, though I can't figure out why he says 9-speed can't be used with it, as a PC-58 is 3/32" (unless I'm wrong).

Cost?

Also, wasn't someone on here trying for the same idea?
12-21-07, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,297
Posted By DonPenguino

Cannondales are coined "Crack-n-fail" because...

Cannondales are coined "Crack-n-fail" because reps from other companies were worried about Cannondale's rapidly advancing aluminum frames and it was easy to spread the idea of a few aluminum failures...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-07, 11:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 992
Posted By DonPenguino

Gah, the Storck's color scheme is amazing. How...

Gah, the Storck's color scheme is amazing. How did you score the white hoods on the (really hot) Waterford?

BD: OP posts pictures of an amazing Storck and Waterford, and all you can think of is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-07, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,606
Posted By DonPenguino

I'd just make a waterproof sleeve to go over...

I'd just make a waterproof sleeve to go over those. That bike could easily gain a few pounds through the course of a ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-07, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By DonPenguino

Anyone contacted Bebop?

Sorry this had to be brought up here, but it's one of the last options I have.

About 2 months ago I bought a new pair of Bebop standard pedals off ebay. Right out of the box the left cleat...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-07, 06:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,523
Posted By DonPenguino

Aircraft components have life spans. The...

Aircraft components have life spans. The aircraft they belong to are designed with these lifespans in mind. Specifically, the lifespan is not meant to be exceeded. Thus, the fatigue life of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-07, 12:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,701
Posted By DonPenguino

It may be that the actual weights are a good deal...

It may be that the actual weights are a good deal higher for SRAM. Just checking weightweenies, it looks like Force at least has some serious overweight issues with their crankset.

I'm probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-07, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,701
Posted By DonPenguino

SegTarRou, actually...Sram's lighter...

SegTarRou, actually...Sram's lighter (http://www.velonews.com/tech/report/articles/12439.0.html)

As for the "novelty" of SRAM, two years from now when someone's Rival brifter breaks, long after...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-07, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By DonPenguino

The left cleat just won't clip in. It gets...

The left cleat just won't clip in. It gets around the pedal fully, and one of the spring clips will flick out to hold one side of the pedal, but it won't get down far enough for the clip on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-07, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By DonPenguino

Bebop at Interbike

Does anyone know if Bebop was at interbike? I tried contacting them a few times over the past week and haven't heard anything back, while they have a full mailbox as well. Just a little frustrating...
08-24-07, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 619
Posted By DonPenguino

Sun Venus rims are what I got a pair of. Pretty...

Sun Venus rims are what I got a pair of. Pretty hot, decently light, and medium section + eyelets for major strength.
08-22-07, 02:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,952
Posted By DonPenguino

Given that rubber belts are used as timing belts...

Given that rubber belts are used as timing belts in engines, also known as the things that keep the pistons and rods nice and separate, I wouldn't worry too much about the belt's sturdiness.
08-09-07, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By DonPenguino

Also, mtb disc hub -> rear hub. Should be able...

Also, mtb disc hub -> rear hub. Should be able to stand up to a LOT, though there's a good amount of drag due to seals.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-07, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By DonPenguino

How to remove aluminum

While this isn't a frame building question, it does have to do with metalwork which you guys might know a thing or two about...

I'm trying to remove the splines from an aluminum cassette cog for a...
07-28-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By DonPenguino

Incurable hop on new wheelset

I just (almost) finished building up a 24x0 wheel (Sun Venus rim w/ Wheelsmith DB14 spokes) and am having a problem. I tensioned it evenly and then performed a few tiny adjustments to get it round. ...
07-25-07, 05:21 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 76,529
Posted By DonPenguino

What handlebars are those? Sexy sexy sexy...

What handlebars are those? Sexy sexy sexy sexy....
07-05-07, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By DonPenguino

Also, would a 2mm short spoke work or should I...

Also, would a 2mm short spoke work or should I really try to find a 1mm short spoke? Using such skinny spokes I'm wondering about the stretch.
07-04-07, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By DonPenguino

...and as an addendum, what's the best place...

...and as an addendum, what's the best place online for spokes? So far the best I've found is cambria.
07-04-07, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By DonPenguino

Wheel build review

I just wanted to check the thoughts of the knowing masses against my own thoughts.

I'm building a wheelset for my fixed bike, meant to be ridden on the street in Chicago but done so with as much...
06-21-07, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By DonPenguino

Better cranks of the two?

So, I just got a new bike and have 2 crank options readily at hand. The first are the cranks that came on the bike: Truvativ Elita double. They're either ISIS or square taper, not the newest GXP...
06-07-07, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By DonPenguino

The whole deal with going through an intersection...

The whole deal with going through an intersection and getting a 30mph blast towards either traffic or a parked cab was quite a good time. The headwinds weren't horrible, as in I could at least do...
06-07-07, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By DonPenguino

Chicagoans

One day's worth of biking throughout Chicago and I've got two questions:
Is it always this damn windy? Seriously?
Also, how do you deal with all the **** flying around. I was blinking like crazy...
06-06-07, 11:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,005
Posted By DonPenguino

What is that thing? I'm appalled and awestruck at...

What is that thing? I'm appalled and awestruck at the same time.
EDIT: The aero bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-07, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By DonPenguino

Guy's asking $475 with shipping for frame, fork,...

Guy's asking $475 with shipping for frame, fork, and campy carbon record headset. This is for a demo bike that was pretty much just the shop mascot. Thoughts? Right now I'm thinking it's high.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-07, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By DonPenguino

Oops, try again: ...

Oops, try again:
https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/haala/CIMG3352.JPG
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-07, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By DonPenguino

ID this Cannondale frame

Could anyone give me an ID on the type of frame this is? I can't figure out, nor find anywhere online that gives me a good answer.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-07, 01:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,380
Posted By DonPenguino

That + chocolate chips and maybe some...

That + chocolate chips and maybe some cinnamon/bananas has been a staple food for me for years. And it's DAMN delicious. Make sure to have LOTS of liquid on hand though.
05-09-07, 10:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,501
Posted By DonPenguino

Damn, I REALLY want to check that out.

Damn, I REALLY want to check that out.
05-09-07, 12:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By DonPenguino

I'm from the NW suburbs, though for the last 4...

I'm from the NW suburbs, though for the last 4 years I've been at UIUC. I'm moving to Chicago for a full time job though, so I'm trying to get the lay of the land.
05-08-07, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By DonPenguino

theritor, where in central illinois are you...

theritor, where in central illinois are you coming from?

Anywho, gears make sense in some of the suburbs and when facing that great wind. On the whole though, one gear is definitely the way to go.
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