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09-20-13, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By icemonkey

Had my appendix out, it was terrible. It felt as...

Had my appendix out, it was terrible. It felt as if all my guts sloshed around for weeks. I would suggest to over rest, but I don't have any actual medical advice. I will add that when I had a tumor...
09-19-13, 01:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,073
Posted By icemonkey

Love this thread... I've been making my own...

Love this thread... I've been making my own sports drinks and food from mostly natural ingredints since 1993 essentially as I was at first too poor and then because, frankly it tasted nicer. My super...
09-06-13, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,774
Posted By icemonkey

Update after a few weeks of use. The trailer is...

Update after a few weeks of use. The trailer is heavy but built like a T42. It takes a beating - it even took out a London taxi that would have taken me out. Wheels did need some truing affect a few...
08-25-13, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,774
Posted By icemonkey

Something weird has happened to the photos... My...

Something weird has happened to the photos... My internet connection here is terrible, so here they are again in no particular order. Just so you can see what I mean about the welds, the plastic...
08-25-13, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,774
Posted By icemonkey

Skiidii Trailer Thread

Hello all, im new to this part of the forum as i normally hang at C&V or Mechanics. I first posted this in Car free, but it was suggested I move it here...

I spent days trying to find something...
08-18-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,162
Posted By icemonkey

Ouch. It happened to a customer (at a London shop...

Ouch. It happened to a customer (at a London shop I was at decades ago) on Mall during rush hour sprinting off from lights. Nearly killed him, and I don't think he ever had kids.
08-18-13, 03:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,099
Posted By icemonkey

I've just been living in a seaside town, and even...

I've just been living in a seaside town, and even there everything became corroded in a few weeks. The humid salty air is enough to rust my steel frame bike on sight. If you keep on top of it you...
08-18-13, 02:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,162
Posted By icemonkey

Used to see this type of failure all the time,...

Used to see this type of failure all the time, old nuovo record cranks used to get stress fractures at the base of the spiders, early dogbone style cranks (I think crank bros) used to shed pedal ends...
08-17-13, 07:26 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,687
Posted By icemonkey

Its worse than that, stolen bikes are sold openly...

Its worse than that, stolen bikes are sold openly at a place called brick lane as well as in shops. Its crazy here, I parked up in a busy shopping area called Covent garden and the bike next to mine...
08-17-13, 02:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,687
Posted By icemonkey

I love this thread, its made me laugh and...

I love this thread, its made me laugh and (almost) cry. Ever been to London? Its ripoff center. I've just moved from Colorado to the UK and ive never seen such shoddy half a$$ed overpriced and rude...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-13, 04:17 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,252
Posted By icemonkey

I love this thread. I just moved from Eagle...

I love this thread. I just moved from Eagle Colorado at 6000 ft with lots of big hills to deal in the south coast of England, no hills. However I have never suffered so much, the winds whip down the...
04-08-13, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7,104
Views: 843,016
Posted By icemonkey

309433Sunday ride on my 83 Bianchi Campione d'...

309433Sunday ride on my 83 Bianchi Campione d' Italia, zipped up the Colorado River Road and got rained on, swore at by a pickup truck driving teenage idiot and had a great time. Love that bike.
04-04-13, 08:35 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,202
Posted By icemonkey

I am a terrible cyclist. My most serious injuries...

I am a terrible cyclist. My most serious injuries have always been from the two wheeled variety of transport, and this is after almost 30years of climbing, alpinism and about 4 years of climbing...
04-02-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,427
Posted By icemonkey

Love this thread, on colder days I wear modern...

Love this thread, on colder days I wear modern bibs under army surplus 1950's grey pants that are hemmed mid height between ankles and knees. and a modern jersey and long sleeve. On hot days I wear...
12-31-12, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By icemonkey

Like the PVC tubes a lot but Im going to try the...

Like the PVC tubes a lot but Im going to try the top tube first, I have velcro straps that should be perfect. I was inspired by a local who rides with them on his backpack - but he almost crashes at...
12-29-12, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By icemonkey

Anyone make a Ski Rack for their winter bike?

I ride in winter 4 days a week, I live just about 8miles from terrific ski touring territory - Any Ideas? Thanks.
12-29-12, 08:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,031
Posted By icemonkey

2013 is going to be a better year because Im...

2013 is going to be a better year because Im going to ride my bikes more than I did in 2012.
12-15-12, 11:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,421
Posted By icemonkey

288668XT rear mech, suntour shifters, Brake...

288668XT rear mech, suntour shifters, Brake bosses added, strange front fork - half cross/road/tour lx cantis and biopace... fun to ride and is now a little more organized.
08-30-12, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By icemonkey

Thanks - I am very handy with the ole soldering...

Thanks - I am very handy with the ole soldering iron (I make my own LED bike lights) However im going to stick to the $2 ebay charger for this and have even ordered a $12 MD80. I was hoping someone...
08-29-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By icemonkey

From what reserch Ive done the MD80 only has...

From what reserch Ive done the MD80 only has 1hour of recording time and a 63 degree angle. Any others? On the plus it is only $15 delivered.
08-29-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By icemonkey

Best budget Cam? for recording drivers trying to kill me...

I am exhausted by bad drivers, dangerous drivers and the pathological. I want cams - preferably two, one forward and one back. Small, cheap (likely to get stolen) and with enough resolution to catch...
05-02-12, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,778
Posted By icemonkey

Or you could go in the middle with automotive...

Or you could go in the middle with automotive assembly lube - really great stuff...
04-19-12, 10:08 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 28,487
Posted By icemonkey

Iceonkey - Im an obsessive ice climber. my avitar...

Iceonkey - Im an obsessive ice climber. my avitar is my daughter.
03-29-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,747
Posted By icemonkey

When you pay for parts in Beer at your LBS - and...

When you pay for parts in Beer at your LBS - and when you know what LBS means.
11-17-11, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,316
Posted By icemonkey

I was in the same place, I feel for you and bring...

I was in the same place, I feel for you and bring you the mother-load of NOS ttt stems. Not Cinelli but still Italian for your stallion.
...
11-10-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,799
Posted By icemonkey

I dont know anything about French Bikes but I...

I dont know anything about French Bikes but I know what I like... Terrific find.
11-05-11, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14,330
Views: 3,192,871
Posted By icemonkey

Thrifty store find, sat in the rain for a few...

Thrifty store find, sat in the rain for a few days and was about to be sent to the dump... Super cheap and rides so well... Centurion Dave Scott, 1985.
11-04-11, 12:15 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,663
Posted By icemonkey

All the best, hope your rig gets to be painted...

All the best, hope your rig gets to be painted celeste... Where ever you end up, keep the bikes in your heart! I know how you feel Im on my third job this year, I just keep joining companies that go...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By icemonkey

Its a terrific bike, I had a Competitzione that I...

Its a terrific bike, I had a Competitzione that I regret selling more than anything - Similar frame, at worst clean it up, part it out and flip it. Great bike - good wall hanger for visiting friends.
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By icemonkey

Dont you mean "favourites"?

Dont you mean "favourites"?
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By icemonkey

Excellent advice. Luckily everything I have is...

Excellent advice. Luckily everything I have is good stuff. Superbe, nuovo record etc. I think the lowest group I have is shimano 600 (although scuffed) and to be honest I am a bit lazy about...
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By icemonkey

I feel like a mattress salesman - Everything Must...

I feel like a mattress salesman - Everything Must Go - Im even selling my sofa! I live in the middle of the rockies in a place where everyone thinks a bike over 5 years old is junk, which is how Ive...
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By icemonkey

How to get the best out of a sale?

I am one of those people who are simply addicted to vintage bikes. Until this week I would never even consider selling one of my bikes - but suddenly I find myself in a bind (medical). Anyway Ive...
09-20-11, 01:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,410
Posted By icemonkey

You have all inspired me. Im going to the LBS for...

You have all inspired me. Im going to the LBS for some nobbies right now! Thank you for this post.
09-20-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By icemonkey

As you put in a lot of miles, I would think the...

As you put in a lot of miles, I would think the Specialized might be the way to go depending on fit. Its more aggresive and will make your commute more fun. Plus the cool factor... Good luck.
09-20-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 150,241
Posted By icemonkey

Well it seems that everyone has an opinion on...

Well it seems that everyone has an opinion on this and I dont want to be left out - Although its about as much use as a pebble is to fill the Grand Canyon. Unless someone has an accurate study that...
09-07-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,784
Posted By icemonkey

Hi. I just was thinking about this thread as my...

Hi. I just was thinking about this thread as my main mountain bike is a 1997 Kona Lava Dome which I ride and race a obsessivly in the Rockies. I dont see vintage bikes becoming as big a force as...
09-07-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,251
Posted By icemonkey

Sorry to interupt this - but does anyone know if...

Sorry to interupt this - but does anyone know if the cyclist she ran over is ok? Alive? Was it reported to the police. It seems this woman needs to be jailed. Did she even stop to see if she had...
09-05-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,987
Posted By icemonkey

Oh and the Park Tool tutorials!!!!!!

Oh and the Park Tool tutorials!!!!!!
09-05-11, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,987
Posted By icemonkey

Oxalic acid on rust. Lots of penitrating oil...

Oxalic acid on rust. Lots of penitrating oil (best from a car shop) and if something is really stuck penitrating oil and into a freezer - as the metal shrinks it gives the oil a chance to get in...
09-02-11, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By icemonkey

here we go with a reload of the pic. hope it...

here we go with a reload of the pic. hope it works this time
09-02-11, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By icemonkey

I posted this while under the inflence of one too...

I posted this while under the inflence of one too many bottles of smoked baltic porter - now I see that I should have tagged this on to VoCarlos post about filling and then using spray Plasti Dip....
09-01-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By icemonkey

Some instructions may be in order. clean hood. ...

Some instructions may be in order. clean hood.
1. seal just inside the inside of the hood with good tape (gorilla works well) 2. connect a solid piece of wire to the inside with tape 3. pour...
09-01-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By icemonkey

Miracle way to fix bad brake hoods

I have an excellent set of Dia Compe Aero Gran Compe brakes, but the hoods were crumbling and split. NOS replacements are a fortune, the same with modolo ergonomic hoods and so many others. So while...
Forum: Touring
08-29-11, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By icemonkey

Well as for avoiding the big mountains, if you...

Well as for avoiding the big mountains, if you hug the Mediterranean you will miss the best of the Pyrenees, Alps and landscapes of Greece, Romania etc and gain the worst of the drivers. However its...
Forum: Touring
08-26-11, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By icemonkey

I have traveled through almost all of the...

I have traveled through almost all of the countries you will be crossing, Ive even biked in a lot of them. May I suggest gears would be handy, unless you hug the Med, you have some pretty big...
08-24-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By icemonkey

Sorry to resurect an old post, however Ive found...

Sorry to resurect an old post, however Ive found a source of suntour sealed units - the better grey plastic ones that dont split. They are also a killer deal, Very Very cheap ;). The owners of...
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By icemonkey

Its really hard to tell the quality of the bike...

Its really hard to tell the quality of the bike from that picture. Without an idea what the components are or how the frame is made/made of I wont give a guess. However go have a look, 80 is not a...
08-16-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,707
Posted By icemonkey

Thanks for the fork info, my hunt is on. In a way...

Thanks for the fork info, my hunt is on. In a way I like the mystery of it all, slightly exotic. Im even planning my first big ride on it, 68 miles of dirt road. Something I could never do on my more...
08-16-11, 08:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,916
Posted By icemonkey

I thought Id throw myself into the fray as ive...

I thought Id throw myself into the fray as ive had brake issues for a while. I live in the middle of the rockies so my descents are a bit, well... big. Really big. So first some home truths, old...
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