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08-15-05, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By jimv

Well there's always this...

Well there's always this (http://wastedlife.org/bike/harlequin/index.html) old standby ;-)

Jim
08-15-05, 09:42 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 14,427
Posted By jimv

I've been sitting here in Seattle trying to think...

I've been sitting here in Seattle trying to think of some way I could help when it occured to me that maybe someone out there saw something or knows something and would 'rather not' get...
07-23-05, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By jimv

Hi Folks... Things were jumping at the...

Hi Folks...

Things were jumping at the Marymoor Velodrome last night. Here's a unique little bike. I'm told it was built by Yoshi Konno shorlty before his accident as a sprint bike. The unusual...
07-22-05, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By jimv

There's always the Schlumpf 2-speed Mountain...

There's always the Schlumpf 2-speed Mountain Drive. (http://www.schlumpf.ch/md_engl.htm)

Jim
07-20-05, 12:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By jimv

Ooops, don't mean to curse anything .... sorry....

Ooops, don't mean to curse anything .... sorry. You are right, the view from the bridge is really nice. Bridgestones are very cool.

As a fellow brown surly owner, I've wanted to say hello to that...
07-20-05, 12:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By jimv

My turf too. Sure, it's a nice looking bridge but...

My turf too. Sure, it's a nice looking bridge but I hate riding it. I could learn to love it I suppose.... right after the next earthquake when it's a pile of twisted steel and concrete at the bottom...
07-19-05, 11:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By jimv

I like Dexter from the Fremont side....I wouldn't...

I like Dexter from the Fremont side....I wouldn't exactly say I sprint up it though ;-) I think the Ballard bridge (15th Ave) is the most terrifying ride in the city.....even though it's not a...
07-18-05, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By jimv

Thanks for the great advice!!!! Jim

Thanks for the great advice!!!!

Jim
07-18-05, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By jimv

I am planning to have a frame done later this...

I am planning to have a frame done later this year. I travel a fair bit each year and most of the places I go are nicely explored by bicycle. It is really expensive but it seems to be the only way to...
07-18-05, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By jimv

Hi Folks.... I might as well throw in here....

Hi Folks....

I might as well throw in here. I think Seattle is a great city to ride around .... especially at night. As for Counterbalance, it's true they are the shop where the messengers go/hang...
07-15-05, 07:26 PM
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Posted By jimv

Well at least you won't be braking any spokes ;-)...

Well at least you won't be braking any spokes ;-) Actually, any hub mounted brake puts an added strain on the spokes so the heavier spokes are a good idea. As for the hub being a Shimano/KT, I've...
07-15-05, 03:32 PM
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Posted By jimv

SWEEEEET!!!! That bike is a beautiful....

SWEEEEET!!!! That bike is a beautiful. Steamroller and a coasterbrake ...... The perfect combo. How do you like the new Steamcoaster color: Charcoal Metallic? It looks nice in the photos.

Take...
07-08-05, 04:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,713
Posted By jimv

Jeff... Are you referring to me? If so, I've...

Jeff...

Are you referring to me? If so, I've received no PM's.

Jim
07-08-05, 04:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,713
Posted By jimv

I wasn't there when he did it but my...

I wasn't there when he did it but my understanding is that he simply cut the old stays off, ground alittle and welded the new stays on. He reused my Paul trackends but they were brazed on so that was...
07-08-05, 02:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,713
Posted By jimv

Damn!!! I wish you had mentioned this BEFORE I...

Damn!!! I wish you had mentioned this BEFORE I had the entire rear triangle replaced on my Tig'd Rodriguez. Fortunately, the builder didn't realize it was impossible as well.....otherwise the job...
07-07-05, 02:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,625
Posted By jimv

Hmmm.... I'll quote myself from 3 posts up: ...

Hmmm.... I'll quote myself from 3 posts up:

".....When I climb a hill, the Rodriquez 'feels' like it's half the weight of the Steamroller. The ride quality can vary dramatically depending on the...
07-07-05, 11:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,625
Posted By jimv

Thanks for the compliment! That photo was taken...

Thanks for the compliment! That photo was taken just after I brought the bike home, it's changed quite a bit since then. It has a new rear triangle, cranks, stem, seat, and a nifty stainless tab on...
07-07-05, 12:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,625
Posted By jimv

Well, my OX Platinum Rodriguez and my 4130...

Well, my OX Platinum Rodriguez and my 4130 Steamroller weigh about the same. The Rodriguez is a larger frame and is built with larger diameter tubing so techinically (per unit volume I guess) the...
07-04-05, 04:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,570
Posted By jimv

Hi Folks.... I won't be riding Levels until...

Hi Folks....

I won't be riding Levels until they make a coasterbrake version 8-) But I'll throw in my 2 cents anyway. Scott H. and I just spent the last month working together and I asked him to...
07-04-05, 03:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,592
Posted By jimv

Hi-Stops are made by KT (as are Shimano). If it's...

Hi-Stops are made by KT (as are Shimano). If it's the current design, the Hi-stop has a much smaller driver and smaller shoes than the redline. One trick that KT added was the use of a small spring...
07-04-05, 01:55 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,033
Posted By jimv

Very cool. Where is this race held? Not that I'm...

Very cool. Where is this race held? Not that I'm in a position to show anyone how racing is really done.

Jim
07-04-05, 01:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,033
Posted By jimv

Sorry to take so long to reply.....I've just...

Sorry to take so long to reply.....I've just returned from a month in the So. Pacific 'buttering my bread' so to speak. Worked with Scott H. of Level fame and must say, he's one nice guy. I'm buying...
06-01-05, 02:03 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,491
Posted By jimv

Hmmm....110mm, perfect for coaster brake 8-)...

Hmmm....110mm, perfect for coaster brake 8-) Oooops .... (80 degree seatpost) + (potholes) = (rolling 'roid' factory) ;-(

Jim
05-31-05, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,636
Posted By jimv

Sadly, Bikesmith has been closed for 2 years now,...

Sadly, Bikesmith has been closed for 2 years now, but the great Val Kleitz is still around and I heard a rumor that he was planning to make the 2 - speed fixed hubs again. It would be nice if the...
05-31-05, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By jimv

Your endgame is alittle unclear to me. Are you...

Your endgame is alittle unclear to me. Are you ever planning to ride this setup as a fixie? If so, isotopesope has already indicated some of the problems you'll face. Add to that the vastly different...
05-29-05, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,093
Posted By jimv

Do we get to see some photos??? Jim ...

Do we get to see some photos???

Jim

PS: Did you use the instructions I posted? If so, are there any changes you feel would make it easier to follow?
05-29-05, 01:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,033
Posted By jimv

Yes, this is a bump. This discussion just died!!...

Yes, this is a bump. This discussion just died!! Did I say something to turn ya'll off to coaster brakes???? I wanted to hear about the good Wheel Doctor's 'slew of coaster hubs' and absntr's touring...
05-29-05, 01:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,144
Posted By jimv

Yeah, especially if they involve old coaster...

Yeah, especially if they involve old coaster brakes 8-)

Jim
05-28-05, 03:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,338
Posted By jimv

Thanks for the heads up on the brake levers. I...

Thanks for the heads up on the brake levers. I thought Cane Creek only made bar-end levers for some reason. I think I'll snag a pair for my steamroller. I have the Record Carbon (splurge) levers on...
05-28-05, 11:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,338
Posted By jimv

The most intriguing part of this bike (to me) is...

The most intriguing part of this bike (to me) is the brake levers. At this price they can't be Campy but quite a convincing 'knock-off' as far as that super-comfy shape is concerned. At present, the...
05-25-05, 07:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,474
Posted By jimv

Excellent! Did he say how he fixed it?? Jim

Excellent! Did he say how he fixed it??

Jim
05-24-05, 11:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,925
Posted By jimv

First I'll say that I've never owned an NYCBike...

First I'll say that I've never owned an NYCBike nor an IRO. Even though the NYCBike price is appealing and, as you say, you are more interested in the bike than the supplier, the fact that so many...
05-24-05, 09:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,474
Posted By jimv

Hmmm. I just had a thought. Back when I was a...

Hmmm. I just had a thought. Back when I was a young lad I was an auto mechanic (funny because I hate cars now and don't even own one). We had a device for spreading the end of an exhaust pipe just...
05-23-05, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By jimv

Can't this be simplified to: (O.L.D. /2) - [cog...

Can't this be simplified to: (O.L.D. /2) - [cog to inside of fork] ??

Jim
05-23-05, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,474
Posted By jimv

That's my understanding but I have to confess I...

That's my understanding but I have to confess I have NO experience with French threaded BBs. The only issue I could see, would be if the BB shell was a significantly smaller diameter than say an...
05-22-05, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,474
Posted By jimv

Actually, I think they're a pretty cool idea. I...

Actually, I think they're a pretty cool idea. I have a Mavic that I'm holding onto as a 'problem-solver' for the future. There's not much torque on any BB body or cup (unless your bearings are...
05-22-05, 12:23 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,033
Posted By jimv

Thanks for the compliment. You know, there was a...

Thanks for the compliment. You know, there was a time when people would get together and brag about the coaster brakes on their bikes. It was the crowning jewel of components. I don't know if those...
05-22-05, 12:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,033
Posted By jimv

A slew you say??? 8-) Anything interesting? Or...

A slew you say??? 8-) Anything interesting? Or should I ask anything interesting for sale?? I have quite a large collection now but am always looking for hub models I don't currently own. Hub spacing...
05-21-05, 11:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,033
Posted By jimv

I have no direct experience with 3-speed Torpedos...

I have no direct experience with 3-speed Torpedos but hope to find one to play with. Their quality varied depending when they were made. Pre WWII they were roller-clutched but after the war they were...
05-21-05, 09:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,033
Posted By jimv

Hi all... Thanks for the nice comments. I'm...

Hi all...

Thanks for the nice comments. I'm not sure why I'm so 'into' coaster brakes but I do find them fascinating and elegent in their design. Like the bicycle they're attached to, the coaster...
05-21-05, 03:07 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,033
Posted By jimv

Well (rolls up his sleeves and grins) First off,...

Well (rolls up his sleeves and grins) First off, for normal riding, almost any reasonable coaster brake can be made to work fine. If the brake is less than 20 years old, it's most likely a KT (Kun...
05-20-05, 05:10 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,177,695
Posted By jimv

pgoat: That Frejus is sweet! At 49, I don't feel...

pgoat: That Frejus is sweet! At 49, I don't feel the need to go too fast .... well except on some of these nice Seattle hills. 15 mph cruising is fine by me normally. I'm a big fan of older Sachs...
05-20-05, 01:38 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,177,695
Posted By jimv

Thanks. 3-speed hubs are cool too. I laced one up...

Thanks. 3-speed hubs are cool too. I laced one up to a Velocity Fusion but haven't used it. Maybe for a long road trip. Sorry to hear about your bike being stolen. I've never owned anything but road...
05-20-05, 12:54 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,177,695
Posted By jimv

King? Wow thanks, a promotion! I was a afraid it...

King? Wow thanks, a promotion! I was a afraid it was disfunction 8-) Yes, I do love the coaster brake. pgoat: Sounds like you've had a bad experience or two and it may be related to the fact that...
05-20-05, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,251
Posted By jimv

Definitely! ...165, here's our own Kenny Williams...

Definitely! ...165, here's our own Kenny Williams edging out Nothstein at the Alpenrose Challenge in 2003. I think this is Kenny's last season on the National team but he said he was planning to...
05-20-05, 07:41 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,177,695
Posted By jimv

Whew....Thanks for the heads up. I was thinking...

Whew....Thanks for the heads up. I was thinking of giving it a try ;-)

jim
05-19-05, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,377
Posted By jimv

Agreed.....Trek is probably clearing floor space...

Agreed.....Trek is probably clearing floor space for 2006-2007 Armstrong production 8-) Besides I can't see Armstrong and Lemond toasting each other at the company christmas party.

Jim
05-19-05, 01:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,337
Posted By jimv

Ha ha..... I figured this may be the case the...

Ha ha..... I figured this may be the case the other day, but didn't know if was OK to ask (being outside the DCC and all):





It'll make it easier to spot them and say hi. I'm easily...
05-18-05, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By jimv

Really sweet ride. But let's get down to the...

Really sweet ride. But let's get down to the important part: What coaster brake**********? ;-)

Jim
05-18-05, 11:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,659
Posted By jimv

This is such a brilliant idea! Ken, you might...

This is such a brilliant idea! Ken, you might want to check out United Bicycle Institute (http://www.bikeschool.com) as well.....They're in Oregon.

Jim
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