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Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,372
Posted By sooprvylyn

Nice Online store, I'll have a look around for...

Nice Online store, I'll have a look around for sure. Thanks for that.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-13, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,372
Posted By sooprvylyn

I didnt claim it was light, just want to know if...

I didnt claim it was light, just want to know if anyone has any experience with them. Its a cheap temporary replacement/backup until the thompson stem is replaced.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-13, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,372
Posted By sooprvylyn

Orbea Orca Stem

Hey Guys,
Just cracked my thompson x4 stem and while waiting to hear back from them on warranty I was looking for a cheap OS replacement stem. I found this Orbea Orca CF stem on ebay for cheap as...
05-08-13, 01:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By sooprvylyn

I actually just found em. Housing connector is...

I actually just found em. Housing connector is what they are called in case you wonder.

Shoulda thought of that earlier, but its 1 am so...
05-08-13, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By sooprvylyn

not a bad idea, but there must be something...

not a bad idea, but there must be something already purpose made i can get? Looking for cleaner finish if possible but if it comes to it the shrink tube thing may hafta do.
05-08-13, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By sooprvylyn

cable housing joint???

Hi guys,
Im looking for a "ferrule" type part that would allow me to change the "male" end of some cable housing to a female end. Does anyone know what this might be called? It would essentially...
11-16-12, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By sooprvylyn

@ Jshar, friggin perfect find for what I want to...

@ Jshar, friggin perfect find for what I want to do. Thanks man.
11-16-12, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By sooprvylyn

Thanks guys for all the good ideas. I believe...

Thanks guys for all the good ideas. I believe kimo and jolly_ross get the points and the bragging rights promised for a correct answer. I might try one of the other options that are suggested as an...
11-15-12, 04:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,540
Posted By sooprvylyn

Bike specific Tools in my kit: bottom...

Bike specific Tools in my kit:

bottom bracket tool-shimano style
crank puller
chain tool
lockring tool
spoke wrench
home made headset press(washers and threaded bar with nuts)

i pick up...
11-15-12, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By sooprvylyn

you might run into problems, but if so just use...

you might run into problems, but if so just use friction(ie non index). Index shifters arent as precise as friction ones anyway. remember you gotta trim a front derailleur anyway to prevent your...
11-15-12, 03:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By sooprvylyn

headlight mount

I got a headscratcher question that I doubt anyone can answer, but its worth a shot:

I am looking to make a custom mount for a headlight on my spacer stack and I am looking for a part. There is a...
07-23-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By sooprvylyn

White Carbon Road Fork

Hi All,
I am in search of a white carbon road fork. Let me clarify, I am looking for a road fork made of white carbon fiber like this stem:...
06-20-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By sooprvylyn

Creaky BB/Crank Arm Interface-Ti BB Bolts

Hey guys,
I am getting a lot of creaking from my crank arm/bb spindle interface. I have tried tightening the bolts down, and have snugged them up pretty damn tight. When I do this the creaking...
05-05-12, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By sooprvylyn

chemical welding- alloy bb on alloy frame

hi all,
i am doing a new build and am looking at a bb that uses alloy cups(sealed bearing). my frame is also alloy. is there a potential of chemical bonding if i use these together?

I ask because...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By sooprvylyn

You lucky Son of a B!@#$ . Put some decent...

You lucky Son of a B!@#$ . Put some decent tires and really get that thing tuned up an polished up, you found a diamond in the rough.
06-19-11, 12:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By sooprvylyn

Not if you are are wise and insightful like me....

Not if you are are wise and insightful like me. The tube cannot expand past the metal rim when inflated, metal has little elasticity and does not easily expand as you know. If the washer is sitting...
06-19-11, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By sooprvylyn

A saddle is properly adjusted when you can extend...

A saddle is properly adjusted when you can extend your leg and your heel can stand on the pedal at it's closest point to the ground. If your seatpost is too high then your heel will not reach, if it...
06-19-11, 12:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By sooprvylyn

I'd use something stronger, like gaff tape or...

I'd use something stronger, like gaff tape or duck tape. Also a washer that can go between the tub and the hole that can narrow the effective opening for the presta to go through would work, a...
06-19-11, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By sooprvylyn

Its a steel frame no? Just stretch it a little...

Its a steel frame no? Just stretch it a little to fit a 6/7 speed hub and get any # of indexed shimano levers.
06-19-11, 12:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,199
Posted By sooprvylyn

Well Ian has it right, the retainers were used to...

Well Ian has it right, the retainers were used to make assembly at the factory easier and was used on most bike until sealed bearings replaced them as the new standard. Some cheapo Wallyworld bikes...
06-18-11, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By sooprvylyn

What I'd be more worried about is that MOST...

What I'd be more worried about is that MOST 27inch rims I've run across use Schraeder valves. It is a bad idea to use presta tube if your rims are drilled for schraeder as the edges of the hole can...
06-18-11, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By sooprvylyn

Here is the breakdown: 27 = your rim...

Here is the breakdown:

27 = your rim diameter which is standard
700c = your tube's diameter which is metric
pretty close but the 27s are bigger by like 1 inch or so so the 700 tubes have to...
06-18-11, 11:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,199
Posted By sooprvylyn

Impressive, you must be mechanically inclined,...

Impressive, you must be mechanically inclined, not too many can do this without being shown how. Well enjoy the old Del Rey, those older frames have a lot of personality and are fun to ride, and fun...
06-18-11, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By sooprvylyn

You should always get the right size tubes for...

You should always get the right size tubes for your tires unless you are in a pinch with no options. You can go a bit smaller diameter to save weight but this will raise risks of puncture as it does...
06-18-11, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By sooprvylyn

Yes.

Yes.
06-18-11, 11:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,199
Posted By sooprvylyn

Haha, have fun putting that back together. You...

Haha, have fun putting that back together. You sound like you haven't done much mechanics and you've just embarked on a reasonably tricky reassembly. Luckily you are on the right site to get help...
06-11-11, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,277
Posted By sooprvylyn

Also when you see these small slits are there...

Also when you see these small slits are there usually 2 of them next to eachother? If so that is def pinch-flat(snake-bite) and you need more air in your tires.
06-11-11, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,277
Posted By sooprvylyn

Are you a heavier rider, do you ride rocky or...

Are you a heavier rider, do you ride rocky or rutted terrain? I found that I got a lot of flats in my 35s when I was running em at 65 psi riding mostly urban terrain. Struggled for 6 months trying...
05-28-10, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By sooprvylyn

Looks nice, cant believe you got that frame for...

Looks nice, cant believe you got that frame for $20
05-12-10, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By sooprvylyn

Ditto that bad habit here.

Ditto that bad habit here.
05-04-10, 12:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,191
Posted By sooprvylyn

Thats a beautiful thing. Looks like my size

Thats a beautiful thing. Looks like my size
05-04-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By sooprvylyn

Alas sadly I cannot, I will be traveling. ...

Alas sadly I cannot, I will be traveling. Somehow I keep missing ALL of the bike related gatherings in the LA area. :(
05-04-10, 12:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,191
Posted By sooprvylyn

@ all Vegetarians and Vegans who feel the need to...

@ all Vegetarians and Vegans who feel the need to bash those of us who use leather saddles:

Do you really think that you dont use animal byproducts EVERY SINGLE DAY of your life? There are...
05-04-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,191
Posted By sooprvylyn

Dude, I've worn everything from denim to twill to...

Dude, I've worn everything from denim to twill to spandex on this saddle. Whoever told you that stingray will eat through your pants is nuts. The surface is smooth like pearls, the only thing I...
05-04-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,191
Posted By sooprvylyn

Beautiful, always loved the leather wraps to go...

Beautiful, always loved the leather wraps to go along with the saddle.
05-04-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,191
Posted By sooprvylyn

I assume you are referring to the use of an...

I assume you are referring to the use of an "exotic" leather on my saddle. It may please you to learn that Stingray leather is actually a byproduct from the food industry, so save your...
05-04-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,191
Posted By sooprvylyn

You are misinformed my friend. I have had this...

You are misinformed my friend. I have had this saddle in use for 6 months and never have I had any problems with ripped pants or scratched up ass cheeks. The leather's surface is smooth like little...
Forum: Foo
05-03-10, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 641
Posted By sooprvylyn

why would anyone here know this person?

why would anyone here know this person?
Forum: Foo
05-03-10, 09:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,272
Posted By sooprvylyn

I think there are neolithic carved cave dwellings...

I think there are neolithic carved cave dwellings in ethiopia that are still used as homes today.
05-03-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By sooprvylyn

Not smart. Dont ride before either, you dont...

Not smart. Dont ride before either, you dont want to pass along anything stored in your fat cells to patients either.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-10, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By sooprvylyn

haha I thought you were talking about spandex...

haha I thought you were talking about spandex shorts from your thread title
05-03-10, 08:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,887
Posted By sooprvylyn

There are some Chinese ones on Ebay that look...

There are some Chinese ones on Ebay that look like they are ok for about $60

There might be links here on this thread...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,670
Posted By sooprvylyn

clearcoat it

clearcoat it
05-03-10, 08:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,887
Posted By sooprvylyn

Alas, Dry Rott!

Alas, Dry Rott!
05-03-10, 08:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,191
Posted By sooprvylyn

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4012/4577059764_66c...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4012/4577059764_66c5624446_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3333/4577062248_53a10ac8e2_b.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4577061016_be256d4e42_b.jpg
...
05-03-10, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By sooprvylyn

White bars yellow tape/grips

White bars yellow tape/grips
05-03-10, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By sooprvylyn

Tell me exactly what type of riding and any other...

Tell me exactly what type of riding and any other conerns and I would be happy to send you links for bikes that my do the trick. I am in SoCal too.
05-03-10, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By sooprvylyn

I would check on craigslist for a nice used bike....

I would check on craigslist for a nice used bike. You can find something in your range there, better than any new bike you will get for the same price.
05-03-10, 08:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,191
Posted By sooprvylyn

BTW I actually use my bike so please excuse the...

BTW I actually use my bike so please excuse the scuffs from riding.
05-03-10, 08:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,191
Posted By sooprvylyn

Mother father, I cant get the dang pictures to...

Mother father, I cant get the dang pictures to show. WTF is this so hard?

Here are links to the pics for those interested. Thanks
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