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05-22-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By 2mtr

It's not that I refused to accept it was a...

It's not that I refused to accept it was a freewheel. I didn't, and still don't care if it's a freewheel or a cassette. I just wanted to replace my spoke. It's that you were a d-bag about your reply,...
05-22-10, 04:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By 2mtr

Everything was not well intentioned. Most of it...

Everything was not well intentioned. Most of it was. I didn't start with the insulting behavior, the ignorant monotreme up there did. I was simply asking a question, and s/he got all condescending,...
05-22-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By 2mtr

I quote Sheldon Brown: "standard freewheel...

I quote Sheldon Brown: "standard freewheel attaches to a hub by screwing on to external threads that are part of the hub."
There are no threads on the hub, aside from the threads to take a lock...
05-22-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By 2mtr

You people are worthless. And PlatyPius is, in...

You people are worthless. And PlatyPius is, in fact, "the dumbest bike shop owner in the history of the world." Obviously you can't help me any further with my problem, but perhaps I can help you....
05-21-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By 2mtr

okay. if it's "definitely a freewheel," why does...

okay. if it's "definitely a freewheel," why does sheldonbrown.com say this is a freehub (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/freewheels.html)?

regardless, do i insert the tool while the cogs are still on...
05-21-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By 2mtr

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g53/hahnjust/DSC...

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g53/hahnjust/DSCF1513.jpg
05-21-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By 2mtr

i don't think this is a freewheel with the cogs...

i don't think this is a freewheel with the cogs removed. from what sheldonbrown.com says, the cogs don't come off of the freewheel -- they are one-in-the-same. i think this is a freehub, and i...
05-21-10, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By 2mtr

yes, i'm sure it isn't a freewheel. it is a...

yes, i'm sure it isn't a freewheel. it is a freehub body with splined cogs mounted on top. although it was strange, because i had to use my Pedro's Trixie lockring tool to get the lockring off.
...
05-21-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By 2mtr

replacing a drive-sde spoke on a generic 7 speed hub

I found a bike in the rubbish (Cypress ST). Only thing wrong, aside from loose cables, was a broken spoke on the drive-side. I took off the cassette, only to find that the freehub body is wide enough...
02-12-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By 2mtr

can i put a 24t granny ring on my stock crosscheck?

i have a stock '09 crosscheck. i need some lower gearing, and thought a 24t granny ring on the inside of the spider would do the trick.
i've read differing accounts of this working, as well as heard...
01-20-10, 03:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,865
Posted By 2mtr

Nothing is free. It would be nice if people did...

Nothing is free. It would be nice if people did good things expecting nothing in return. But that just isn't so. In fact, I wouldn't want to live in a universe in which people weren't rewarded with...
12-09-09, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By 2mtr

Easiest, cheapest way is to choose what gear you...

Easiest, cheapest way is to choose what gear you want, take the rest of them off, and add spacers. Store-bought they're about 10 dollars. You could get some spacers from an old cassette, or make your...
11-24-09, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By 2mtr

so i got my refund. i think there are some...

so i got my refund. i think there are some organization issues with that company, but in the end they came through with my refund. seems like international shipping is a problem, too, based on what I...
11-23-09, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By 2mtr

Where do you sell/buy parts?

What are some of your favorite websites for selling and/or buying parts?
11-16-09, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By 2mtr

feetbelts ripoff

I just want to put the word out that I got scammed by feetbelts, and they stole my money. Apparently they are out of business, since their domain has been reclaimed by the owner, and emails to...
11-14-09, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,508
Posted By 2mtr

DIY spacer kit

I am converting a 9 speed wheel to single speed. Of course, I need some spacers to get the chainline right and not carry around 8 extra gears. Looking at prices for spacer kits, I was appalled. 20...
10-28-09, 11:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,178
Posted By 2mtr

i thought this same thing when i got a new bike....

i thought this same thing when i got a new bike. i was pissed, thinking the shop had sold me a bent frame. so i took it back and they looked at it and nothing was the matter. i thought about...
10-21-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,616
Posted By 2mtr

i'm in Korea, and the fixed scene has a bit of a...

i'm in Korea, and the fixed scene has a bit of a lag. getting a bolt-on cog was looking tough (without having it shipped in), so i decided to stay with the conventional set-up for now.
10-13-09, 09:15 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,254
Posted By 2mtr

I didn't assume or think it was a pricing...

I didn't assume or think it was a pricing mistake. I thought this retailer was selling the bike for a crazy price for whatever reason. Maybe to celebrate or to move to another warehouse or whatever....
10-11-09, 11:37 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,254
Posted By 2mtr

today's a holiday in America, isn't it? that...

today's a holiday in America, isn't it? that means a whole 'nother day of waiting to be happily surprised that they're actually going to send us our bikes.
10-10-09, 08:46 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,254
Posted By 2mtr

maybe they're celebrating? ...

maybe they're celebrating?

http://allcitycycles.com/blog/view_entry/major_milestone_first_big_block_sold/

or something.

be optimistic.

Edit: 61 (which i bought) is decent. everything...
10-05-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,086
Posted By 2mtr

Do I need a chain tool to remove a Shimano HG-73?

Do I need a chain tool for a Shimano HG-73? I didn't think so, since there is what appears to be a "quick link." But upon doing what I normally do with SRAM and KMC quick links, the chain was not...
09-15-09, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,876
Posted By 2mtr

Is the Kalloy Uno just a horrible seat post?

Or am I doing it wrong?

I bought a new seat post (Kalloy Uno) to replace the stock one on my Crosscheck, which seized up after riding it in a monsoon. Luckily, the post didn't seize in the frame,...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By 2mtr

only in China.

only in China.
Forum: Commuting
09-14-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,196
Posted By 2mtr

I'm not sitting on the rivets, per se. I made...

I'm not sitting on the rivets, per se. I made sure of that before posting. In fact, the rivets giving me problems are the ones up front. In other words, my sit bones aren't getting the rivets, the...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,196
Posted By 2mtr

Are the rivets on a Brooks B-17 meant to hurt my bum?

I think maybe I'm sitting on my Brooks all wrong, because the rivets on the back are digging into my bum. Is that normal? And if so, is there a point at which that stops to be a problem?
09-03-09, 12:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,546
Posted By 2mtr

Actually, the road around here aren't that bad....

Actually, the road around here aren't that bad. Basically, I want zero pressure on my taint and i've found hard saddles are the best for that. plus, i'm riding a steel bike with 32's so the...
09-02-09, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,546
Posted By 2mtr

LOL at the Sheldon pic. Brooks are NOT hard. I...

LOL at the Sheldon pic.
Brooks are NOT hard. I fall into them like a sofa.
And my taint is the one demanding the extra hard saddle, to the detriment of my bony butt.

I like that carbon fiber...
09-02-09, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,546
Posted By 2mtr

i want a the hardest saddle i can possibly get -- suggestions?

i want a the hardest saddle i can possibly get. i've been struggling with saddles for five years now, and finally found one i like -- the bare plastic shell of a WTB. unfortunately, it's about done...
08-22-09, 07:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,109
Posted By 2mtr

yeah. my dad gets mistaken for a hobo pretty...

yeah. my dad gets mistaken for a hobo pretty often. people offer him food some times. that's probably because no one but the lower classes in Honolulu cycles to work -- especially no one who works in...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-09, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,104
Posted By 2mtr

i am looking for a more upright cockpit, and the...

i am looking for a more upright cockpit, and the porteur bars look like they might work. i would go with the bar end levers, but i want to keep my bar end shifters since i prefer them to down tube...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-09, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,104
Posted By 2mtr

drop bar brakes with Porteur bars?

I'm considering a new cockpit on my crosscheck and have been looking at handlebars over at Orangevelo.com. These bars (http://www.velo-orange.com/vopoha.html) caught my eye. ANd I was thinking:...
Forum: Asia
08-15-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,226
Posted By 2mtr

Hi. I'm in Suncheon, Jeollanam-do. I ride mostly...

Hi. I'm in Suncheon, Jeollanam-do. I ride mostly to commute. But when it's no so terribly hot, I'll be doing longer, self-organized brevets.
08-10-09, 11:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,595
Posted By 2mtr

This is silly. But I think it's important to note...

This is silly. But I think it's important to note that this is "public housing. It's not like the government can prohibit people from drying clothes in their own homes; just in units owned by the...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-09, 04:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,141
Posted By 2mtr

i teach at a private after school language school...

i teach at a private after school language school in South Korea. i do my prep at home and save it on google docs, then print it off when i get to work. that way, i don't have to carry anything. i...
08-05-09, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By 2mtr

yes, thank you. but: how do i know if i've got a...

yes, thank you. but: how do i know if i've got a loose bottom bracket?
08-05-09, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By 2mtr

loose bottom bracket?

how do i know if i've got a loose bottom bracket?

i feel a sort of clunk and hear a dull ping once in a while when i lay hard on the right crank of my Crosscheck. it's the same thing i...
07-31-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By 2mtr

repair is not counted as fixed cost because one...

repair is not counted as fixed cost because one could, depending on how far they drive, never get a repair done. the same could be said of parking, if one doesn't drive much and finds free on-street...
07-30-09, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By 2mtr

handlebars for a (geared) crosscheck

I have a crosscheck and am thinking of changing the bars from the stock drops to something else. I have seen a lot of single and fixed crosschecks run various bars (like mustache and bullhorns), but...
07-28-09, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By 2mtr

sweet. thank you!

sweet. thank you!
07-28-09, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By 2mtr

switching bar end to friction

I'm wondering what it would take to switch the bar end shifters on my Crosscheck from index to friction. the right shifter has "SL-BS77" on it. thanks for any help you might give.
07-27-09, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,701
Posted By 2mtr

i don't know "antisieze" in korean. but thank...

i don't know "antisieze" in korean. but thank you.
07-27-09, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By 2mtr

getting a caliper isn't an option right now --...

getting a caliper isn't an option right now -- i'm in south korea and the normal channels aren't open.

but i suspect it's a 26.0 stem, since there were drop bars on there already. however, most...
07-26-09, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By 2mtr

25.4 or 26.0? how to tell?

i have a threadless stem on my bike, but i'm not sure of the bore size. the specs online say 26.0, but there is a noticeable gap between the face plate and the rest of the stem. plus, there are empty...
07-26-09, 03:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,701
Posted By 2mtr

WD40 in lieu of grease on a seat post?

First off, I live in South Korea. So the normal givens to not apply. And South Korea is more bike unfriendly than America, so bike stuff is not easy to come by -- especially decent quality stuff.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-09, 03:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,718
Posted By 2mtr

i think the main problem with people "sliding...

i think the main problem with people "sliding off" is that the noseless saddles are usually exceedingly wide and don't really get "in" under you. you more sit on them, not over or around them. if a...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-09, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By 2mtr

i just did it for fun, since there is no way i'm...

i just did it for fun, since there is no way i'm going to ride the current saddle anyway and my new saddle is on the way. it is a plastic shell as i suspected. and even better, it feel great when i...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-09, 12:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,718
Posted By 2mtr

they are a waste of time if what you're after is...

they are a waste of time if what you're after is the best experience and most efficient cycling you can get. adjustment and lack of padding is the key to eliminate the numbness and whatever you are...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-09, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By 2mtr

i intend to do that, but the shipping time is a...

i intend to do that, but the shipping time is a drag (i live in S. Korea). so while i'm waiting, i still want to ride. plus, i'll have to throw the thing away anyway because of the tear.
Forum: Commuting
07-23-09, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By 2mtr

what's under the stock saddle on the '09 crosscheck?

I just bought my first new bike in about four years -- a Crosscheck -- and the stock saddle doesn't agree with me. I think it's all the gel in the nose of the thing that's getting to me Its called a...
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