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09-30-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,199
Posted By Philatio

Lots of good perspectives here, I particularly...

Lots of good perspectives here, I particularly liked Crossing A Double Yellow Line - i am traffic (http://iamtraffic.org/engineering/crossing-double-yellow-line/)

I think the only other thing I...
09-29-15, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,199
Posted By Philatio

Trouble directing traffic

I've been riding for a few years and have found that traffic flow around me is largely controllable in most situations through lane positioning, body language, visibility, etc however I have a...
07-01-10, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By Philatio

Right but I'm trying to figure why I discovered...

Right but I'm trying to figure why I discovered the same country in magical gear happy land, twice.
07-01-10, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By Philatio

I successfully swapped cranksets and now I'm confused.

Years ago I had a 1x6 setup with gearing that just felt.. good to pedal. And I mean better than other bikes I would ride. Every gear ratio felt awesome.

Recently on an entirely different bike I...
10-22-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By Philatio

there is a pretty decent bike scene there but as...

there is a pretty decent bike scene there but as far as strictly fixed gear stuff there never seemed to be a whole lot. there are lots of alleycats, movies, events, etc. Check out the...
Forum: Touring
10-30-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,591
Posted By Philatio

I haven't toured, but on my longer rides up to...

I haven't toured, but on my longer rides up to 100 miles I've never had a problem with just some regular athletic shorts from target/kmart/etc. I believe they're polyester. I'm planning on the same...
10-29-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,548
Posted By Philatio

if the spacers between the cogs are all the same...

if the spacers between the cogs are all the same diameter, than it is a cassette hub. if the spacers are bigger towards the hub and get smaller than it is a freewheel.
10-28-08, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,289
Posted By Philatio

why would you assume he wasn't homeless?

why would you assume he wasn't homeless?
10-28-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,548
Posted By Philatio

yeah. I think it's worth it to crank it on as...

yeah. I think it's worth it to crank it on as tight as you possibly can. I rotafixed (supposed to be more force than a chainwhip? guess it depends) rode up several hills and then rotafixed again.
10-28-08, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,548
Posted By Philatio

If you degrease everything first, rotafix the cog...

If you degrease everything first, rotafix the cog on, add a BB lockring, and use lots of red lock tite you won't have any problems.

I've been running mine for about 4 months/500 miles with no...
10-27-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,587
Posted By Philatio

if it's a QR, it wasn't tight enough. if it's a...

if it's a QR, it wasn't tight enough. if it's a bolt on, it wasn't tight enough.

most likely it was because you didn't put it on tight enough, but it's possible some of the threads are stripping...
10-07-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By Philatio

That's how I've been running them for ~400 miles...

That's how I've been running them for ~400 miles and it has seemed to be working out reasonably well.

There is scoring around the cups. Something similar to what is shown on the cone below.
...
10-07-08, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By Philatio

Adjusting loose ball hubs with uneven bearing races

So I've got some older hubs that, even with new ball bearings, will not adjust evenly. I mean that I can get the play adjusted properly at one point in the wheel rotation, but it is not consistent...
10-01-08, 11:54 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,114
Posted By Philatio

that's a good point too

that's a good point too
10-01-08, 11:36 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,114
Posted By Philatio

any rear wheel braking system has the same...

any rear wheel braking system has the same maximum stopping power, whether it is a drum brake, disc brake, coaster brake, or back pressure on a fixed cog.
09-08-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,204
Posted By Philatio

you probably want to gear it down (see...

you probably want to gear it down (see www.sheldonbrown.com/gears) and add at least a front brake.
08-28-08, 03:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,200
Posted By Philatio

something around 32 or 33 mph. 42x17 on 700x23's....

something around 32 or 33 mph. 42x17 on 700x23's. I feel like I could spin a little faster, but I certainly couldn't hold it for very long.
07-23-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,267
Posted By Philatio

It seems to me that red loctite on spoke threads...

It seems to me that red loctite on spoke threads would be a terrible idea.
05-11-08, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Philatio

Just to update this from my side... I...

Just to update this from my side...

I completed converting my wheel to a suicide fixed gear, and it rides fine with no knocking whatsoever. So I think that means that everything has been...
05-09-08, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Philatio

pic didn't come through.

pic didn't come through.
05-09-08, 04:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,418
Posted By Philatio

you should read his other stuff on here too....

you should read his other stuff on here too. search for threads started by
05-06-08, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By Philatio

more than likely it is the seals on your bottom...

more than likely it is the seals on your bottom bracket. it's normal, negligible, and will disappear with use.
05-04-08, 10:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,240
Posted By Philatio

I'll give you that. Just wanted to comment :o ...

I'll give you that. Just wanted to comment :o

good luck with this. I think penetrating oil is key here.
05-04-08, 10:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By Philatio

if your cog is "broken in" too much, that just...

if your cog is "broken in" too much, that just means it is worn. how many miles are on it? it's reasonable that if you put a new chain with an old cog that it will be noisy.
05-04-08, 07:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,240
Posted By Philatio

Not to be a dick or anything, but your buddy...

Not to be a dick or anything, but your buddy that's 250 and can only bench 200 isn't very strong. I only bring this up because you used it as an example of how much force you used to work off the...
04-30-08, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,306
Posted By Philatio

I shop about once every week and a half. I only...

I shop about once every week and a half. I only feed myself, and I probably eat out 2 meals a week.

I have a store within 1 mile (that I don't really like), 3.5 miles, and 6 miles.

I...
04-30-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Philatio

Doh! gotta hate that My bad wheel was...

Doh! gotta hate that

My bad wheel was spaced at 126 with a 6 speed freewheel. I bought a 7 speed wheel with a cassette that seems to be spaced the same. I bought my wheel replacement through ebay...
04-30-08, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Philatio

I've got a couple doubts with that being the...

I've got a couple doubts with that being the cause.

1) shouldn't it have been knocking since the offending spoke was laced in? what could have caused it to start?

2) assuming our problem is the...
04-28-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Philatio

Yep that was me. I isolated the problem to the...

Yep that was me. I isolated the problem to the wheel, and finally just bought a new wheel with a cassette hub. fwiw, replacing the wheel and no other components "fixed" the problem. I thought I had...
04-16-08, 06:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,291
Posted By Philatio

I can see it being your fault only in the sense...

I can see it being your fault only in the sense that you might've been able to take the lane to prevent it. It is still his fault that you were hit while he was passing.
04-11-08, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Philatio

I think you absolutely wouldn't want to do this...

I think you absolutely wouldn't want to do this with a beer can, but a purpose built shim might be good enough. I'd buy a new stem/bars.
04-10-08, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By Philatio

lol :D

lol :D
04-10-08, 08:57 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 23,403
Posted By Philatio

such a ****ing cock tease :(

such a ****ing cock tease :(
04-10-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By Philatio

Do like this guy...

Do like this guy http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=403948 (www.yougotrickrolled.com/), haven't you been paying enough attention to SSFG?
04-05-08, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,285
Posted By Philatio

http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=404081

http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=404081
04-05-08, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Philatio

+1, this seems to help alot with my road 1x7....

+1, this seems to help alot with my road 1x7. Make sure you do have enough slack for the smallest gear ratio though.

I also have had better luck with the single speed (no ramps) specific...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,854
Posted By Philatio

"There was so much to grok, so little to grok...

"There was so much to grok, so little to grok from."
04-02-08, 10:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,991
Posted By Philatio

what a bunch of bull ****. so has my LA Gear...

what a bunch of bull ****. so has my LA Gear fanny pack from the late 80's suddenly transformed into a beautiful butterfly/hip pack too? :rolleyes:
04-02-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,031
Posted By Philatio

yea

yea
04-02-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,310
Posted By Philatio

from what I've read, heat makes it easier but it...

from what I've read, heat makes it easier but it can be broken without it by using enough force (back pressure, reverse rotafix, etc).
03-31-08, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 756
Posted By Philatio

queen latifa http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0305669/

queen latifa http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0305669/
03-25-08, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By Philatio

We have small ones here, I think the largest was...

We have small ones here, I think the largest was about 50-60. Average probably 20-30 when it's warm. Never had any problems with cops or the city. One time a guy driving by did throw a water bottle...
03-24-08, 09:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,706
Posted By Philatio

Yep I saw that too, one more thing I never would...

Yep I saw that too, one more thing I never would have thought of. This thread was actually my inspiration to begin with btw, thanks :)
03-24-08, 04:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,706
Posted By Philatio

I hadn't actually thought about that. I was just...

I hadn't actually thought about that. I was just blaming everything on the trailer :D

I'll try it, thanks.
Forum: Touring
03-24-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,470
Posted By Philatio

yea I compared the two a little after a first...

yea I compared the two a little after a first wrote that - I took the Fuji comparison part out of my post. Was hoping noone caught it. :D

The noname stuff is still a little concerning I guess. But...
03-24-08, 02:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,706
Posted By Philatio

I have a similar hitch as this on the kiddie...

I have a similar hitch as this on the kiddie trailer I just finished redoing

http://img470.imageshack.us/img470/1017/img0030croppedux3.jpg

except that mine is still intact and functioning. It...
Forum: Touring
03-24-08, 01:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,470
Posted By Philatio

What discourages me more than anything is that...

What discourages me more than anything is that there are several crucial parts with no (listed) brand name whatsoever, including the wheels (noname spokes, hubs, freehub, rims), BB, and headset.
...
03-23-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Philatio

it is possible to use wire cutters successfully....

it is possible to use wire cutters successfully. the sharper the better, and you need to examine/clean up the ends a lot of the time. I think there definitely is a "right tool for the job" here, but...
03-14-08, 06:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,449
Posted By Philatio

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/ootah/stupi...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/ootah/stupid/pic_02195.jpg
03-12-08, 01:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,415
Posted By Philatio

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/ootah/Jesus...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/ootah/Jesus/11153336820856id.gif
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