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11-28-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By tchen510

It is an OK deal, but I wouldn't go as far as...

It is an OK deal, but I wouldn't go as far as saying great. For $800, you could find a far better bike used on craigslist, or perhaps discounted at the LBS. It's not a bad price but it could be beat.
Forum: Foo
11-02-11, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By tchen510

Anyone done the IB (international baccalaureate) program?

I was wondering if anyone here is in, or has completed the IB program and if so, from where?
10-16-11, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,224
Posted By tchen510

Of the four, the 7.5 has by far the best...

Of the four, the 7.5 has by far the best components, and the 7.3 is better that the others. If you can afford it, the 7.5 will make you the happiest.
10-12-11, 05:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,104
Posted By tchen510

My reasoning was, that they are attached to the...

My reasoning was, that they are attached to the bar just like on the flats, but at a 90deg angle. Also, the diameter of drop bars is a few cm larger than flats, (I did not know that), so you cannot...
10-11-11, 06:23 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 80,425
Posted By tchen510

About 150lbs i would say ...

About 150lbs i would say
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/768781-Homemade-Tandem
10-11-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,104
Posted By tchen510

Here are the photos of the whole process, before...

Here are the photos of the whole process, before and after. As is said in an earlier post, I spent $15 for used bars, $25 for brakes levers that work with V brakes, and some money for new brake...
10-11-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,104
Posted By tchen510

Yes. I had flat bars. I bought brake levers for...

Yes. I had flat bars. I bought brake levers for cheaper, andthen fitted my shifters to the bars via an adapter I made. I will post some pictures when I get home, because it is kind of difficult to...
10-10-11, 05:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,104
Posted By tchen510

Ya, I realized my stem was long, but then...

Ya, I realized my stem was long, but then decided, that it wasn't that bad, and left it. I think, that it will probably make you more aero also.
10-10-11, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,376
Posted By tchen510

Actually, below the tape, we have metal wire, for...

Actually, below the tape, we have metal wire, for just that reason.
Thanks for all the replies :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By tchen510

Ok. Thanks for all the quick responses :)

Ok. Thanks for all the quick responses :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-11, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By tchen510

Frame Shape Aerodynamics

Hello. I was wondering how the bike got its shape. On modern TT bikes, the wheels are designed to create a laminar flow through them, and thus are shaped how they are. I was wondering why the frames...
Forum: Foo
09-24-11, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,324
Posted By tchen510

Hit a mosquito with it, and the mosquito becomes...

Hit a mosquito with it, and the mosquito becomes a fireball :)
09-22-11, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,869
Posted By tchen510

Awesome colors. Have fun on it.

Awesome colors.
Have fun on it.
09-21-11, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By tchen510

I don't knwo any up and coming manufacturers, but...

I don't knwo any up and coming manufacturers, but I can say that the large brands have $400-$500 bikes that are good quality. Is there any other reason you wouldn't choose a Trek or Giant or other...
09-21-11, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,376
Posted By tchen510

It is an experience. It is really hard to steer...

It is an experience. It is really hard to steer because of its weigh and your arms get really tired. I wonder how a real tandem compares.
09-19-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By tchen510

Some people on the forum have noted that bikes...

Some people on the forum have noted that bikes seem to get stolen quite often in college, so you may want to consider a used bike for now.
Among the four you have chosen, it seems that the Giant...
09-19-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By tchen510

Sounds fun. Good luck with the conversion. It may...

Sounds fun. Good luck with the conversion. It may take a little trial and error the first time through, but you will have some valuable experience afterwards.
Post some pics when you are done :)
...
09-19-11, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,376
Posted By tchen510

It's funny when we tape some thing wrong, because...

It's funny when we tape some thing wrong, because then we have to cut off all the tape. Probably a waste, but it is fun.
09-17-11, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,703
Posted By tchen510

Basically, the question is how much do you care...

Basically, the question is how much do you care about drinking warm water. I have the Big Chill, and my friend has the Ice. I find that his bottle, is not much more insulating that mine, in hot...
09-17-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By tchen510

Yep, I'll make millions, my employees will have...

Yep, I'll make millions, my employees will have to eat pizza daily so we have enough boxes. Great employee benefits. ;)
09-17-11, 07:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,055
Posted By tchen510

Generally, they don't, unless they are...

Generally, they don't, unless they are specifically designed for V brakes. Tektro and Cane Creek make a model that can be used for both.
09-17-11, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By tchen510

Don't worry, this was my cheap Goodwill hybrid,...

Don't worry, this was my cheap Goodwill hybrid, my real bike is still fine. :)
09-17-11, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By tchen510

Hybrid to Super Aero TT bike

My hybrid was bored, so I converted it to a TT bike, -the bullhorns/aeorbars. It looks ugly, but i think if i paint it it will be much better. I still have to do the fork, which I will do in the...
09-17-11, 06:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,376
Posted By tchen510

219091 219092 Notice that only the stoker can...

219091
219092
Notice that only the stoker can pedal in this setup.
That was changed in the newer version, and now both people can pedal. (We combined two chains, and connected the smallest...
09-17-11, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,376
Posted By tchen510

Homemade Tandem

Me and some of my friends made a tandem, this on is not the most current version, as the new one allows the stoker and steerer to pedal. We had some old Walmart bikes, that were broken. One's...
09-17-11, 05:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,055
Posted By tchen510

I did a conversion, for $50. The bars, i got used...

I did a conversion, for $50. The bars, i got used at a recycle store, and were $15. I got brakes also used, for $20, although i could have gotten new on amazon for $25. I had to buy new cables for...
09-16-11, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,999
Posted By tchen510

Thanks for the advice. I was just wondering why...

Thanks for the advice. I was just wondering why road bikes have no option for a rack if the speed difference is so negligible. I think there are probably many roadies who would like a rear rack, but...
09-15-11, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,999
Posted By tchen510

Ok. Thanks for the advice. Have a good day.

Ok. Thanks for the advice.
Have a good day.
09-15-11, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,999
Posted By tchen510

It would be on the bike in the pic( the...

It would be on the bike in the pic( the conversion).
09-15-11, 07:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,999
Posted By tchen510

rear rack speed consequences

How big of a speed loss will result from adding a rear rack?
Thanks!
09-14-11, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,771
Posted By tchen510

Just letting everyone know that I purchased some...

Just letting everyone know that I purchased some toe clips at my LBS. I installed them, and did a short test ride, but haven't actually taken them for a ride. I may purchase clipless later, or maybe...
09-11-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,311
Posted By tchen510

I second the Mendota

I second the Mendota
09-11-11, 10:33 AM
09-11-11, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By tchen510

Yep, in that case, you are probably better off...

Yep, in that case, you are probably better off going with bar ends.
09-11-11, 07:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,104
Posted By tchen510

Not really. Since people tend to spend most of...

Not really. Since people tend to spend most of the time on the hoods, or in the drops, the position is much more aggressive than before. That is the reason many people buy new, shorter stems on their...
09-10-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By tchen510

You could buy a child carrier trailer, and attach...

You could buy a child carrier trailer, and attach it when you need it.
09-10-11, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By tchen510

Seems like you got it all, bartape is good, but...

Seems like you got it all, bartape is good, but you probably knew that. I think that Tektro levers may be cheaper than the Cane Creek ones, and are pretty much the same. The bar-end shifters should...
09-10-11, 06:01 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,104
Posted By tchen510

I'm too cheap to buy bar-end shifters or STI...

I'm too cheap to buy bar-end shifters or STI shifters, so i just put my old ones on the drop-bars, total cost of conversion ~$50 218181

I have other photos, but they are too large to upload....
09-09-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,499
Posted By tchen510

If you are on the cement only, or packed dirt...

If you are on the cement only, or packed dirt trails, i would suggest not getting a bike with shocks, as it will decrease your efficiency. The FX series is good for trail, as well as pavement, as is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-11, 07:55 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,064
Posted By tchen510

Take the bike to Wal-Mart and lace it unlocked,...

Take the bike to Wal-Mart and lace it unlocked, come back in a day after it is stolen.
No lying needed.
09-07-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,544
Posted By tchen510

Schwinn has some decent hybrids for cheap. They...

Schwinn has some decent hybrids for cheap. They have Altus parts, so they are decent, and better than the other Walmart/Target bikes. I believe the Tourist is $250. I think you can get it at Target....
09-06-11, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,499
Posted By tchen510

26x32 is the ratio of the front gear to the back...

26x32 is the ratio of the front gear to the back gear. The smaller the front and the larger the back, the easier it will be to pedal. You will go slower also.
09-05-11, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 401,056
Posted By tchen510

This is our old tandem. 217622 It broke...

This is our old tandem.
217622

It broke so we rebuilt it and now both people can pedal.
09-03-11, 06:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,771
Posted By tchen510

I meant clipped pedals as cranky referred to. I...

I meant clipped pedals as cranky referred to. I realize that clipless costs to much right now.
09-02-11, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By tchen510

That is a good bike. If you are planning on road...

That is a good bike. If you are planning on road mostly and packed trail, you don't need shocks. The trek 7.1 and Scott sportster s60 are good. The reason I would lean away fro shocks, is that you...
09-02-11, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,771
Posted By tchen510

I had not seriously considered clipped pedals....

I had not seriously considered clipped pedals. What should I look for in clipped, and how much will a good pair cost.
Thanks
09-02-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By tchen510

Nice job. It looks like you did a good job and...

Nice job. It looks like you did a good job and had fun.
Welcome to the forum and I hope to see you around.
09-02-11, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,624
Posted By tchen510

I think that the diamond back is better in terms...

I think that the diamond back is better in terms of components. Deore is better that acera, so full deore is good. The quality of the frame is good on treks, but I know nothing about the daimondback....
09-02-11, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,258
Posted By tchen510

That should work. Good luck on the project and...

That should work. Good luck on the project and post some pics when you finish.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 06:35 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 9,100
Posted By tchen510

Some sort of automatic electronic shifting that...

Some sort of automatic electronic shifting that calculates the optimum cadence for max. efficiency by using elevation maps of the streets and preset data from you. You would then not need to worry...
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