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09-28-10, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,664
Posted By moxfyre

Ah, that makes sense. See, I had noticed that...

Ah, that makes sense. See, I had noticed that the parts were different brands, but I figured that because the cranks just had to press up against the bearings, there would be little difference...
09-24-10, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,664
Posted By moxfyre

Bingo. It was a Shimano BB... *sigh* The...

Bingo. It was a Shimano BB... *sigh*

The previous owner told me that the BB and crank had worked together, but obviously this was incorrect. The size of the Shimano and GXP BBs is really...
09-22-10, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,664
Posted By moxfyre

There doesn't appear to be any damage to the...

There doesn't appear to be any damage to the splines...


Thanks, that picture was helpful. My right crankarm basically looks just like that, but the spindle interface is NOT loose. The play is...
09-21-10, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,664
Posted By moxfyre

New (to me) SRAM force cranks wobble... BB problem?

Hi all, I bought a moderately used 2007 SRAM Force group and installed it recently on my road bike. Everything works great, except for the cranks. There's an unusually large amount of side-to-side...
06-16-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,154
Posted By moxfyre

Thanks! When I was there for a conference in...

Thanks! When I was there for a conference in March (and got recruited by Intel!) I found the trains between downtown and the convention center were very crowded around 8 am, but maybe going out to...
06-14-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,154
Posted By moxfyre

Thanks, Greg, this is very very helpful! I...

Thanks, Greg, this is very very helpful! I especially appreciate the DC/Baltimore comparison, which gives me a better idea of how good/bad the traffic is :) Do you have an idea of how crowded the...
06-07-10, 12:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,154
Posted By moxfyre

Thanks, Knobster! Good to know about the...

Thanks, Knobster! Good to know about the discounted MAX tickets. Very cool. The investment in public transportation by government and business in the Portland area is truly impressive.

...
06-07-10, 12:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,154
Posted By moxfyre

Thanks, Knobster! Good to know about the...

Thanks, Knobster! Good to know about the discounted MAX tickets. Very cool. The investment in public transportation by government and business in the Portland area is truly impressive.

...
05-28-10, 12:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,154
Posted By moxfyre

So wait... can you actually take your bike on the...

So wait... can you actually take your bike on the MAX at rush hour? If so, that's a welcome difference from DC, where it's not allowed at rush hour.


Cool, that route looks good and barely any...
05-27-10, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,154
Posted By moxfyre

Good to know, thanks! I am expecting that I be...

Good to know, thanks! I am expecting that I be doing an opportunistic mixture of bike/car/MAX commuting, and I like to know that there are options. I am thinking that I am going to have to readjust...
05-27-10, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,154
Posted By moxfyre

Biking from Portland, Oregon to Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon

After toooo many years in grad school, I'm almost done with my PhD and have a job offer with Intel near Portland, Oregon (at their Ronler Acres campus in Hillsboro).

I really like downtown...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,680
Posted By moxfyre

I have older Look pedals and like 'em a lot. ...

I have older Look pedals and like 'em a lot. They're comfortable and have enough float and while they're not always incredibly easy to get into, they're easy enough that I can't justify the enormous...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By moxfyre

What do you mean by "these"? Pop-top stems in...

What do you mean by "these"? Pop-top stems in general?

They are the standard design for threadless stems, and generally lighter-weight than old-style stems. Also, they're much more convenient...
07-25-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By moxfyre

Exactly. You're turning the screw from the...

Exactly. You're turning the screw from the "back" or the "bottom". Not really sure how to describe it, honestly. The head of the screw expands the plug as it is screwed in, and you have to......
07-22-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By moxfyre

+ 1 zillion The expander bolt is not...

+ 1 zillion

The expander bolt is not reverse-threaded per se, but you DO have to turn it CLOCKWISE to loosen it. The internal arrangement will become pretty clear when you get them off.

I have...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-09, 02:29 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,547
Posted By moxfyre

+1 I actually prefer plain friction bar-end...

+1

I actually prefer plain friction bar-end shifters for commuter road bikes. Extremely low-maintenance, lasts forever, and they shift with any cassette/derailer/chainring combination. They're...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,547
Posted By moxfyre

I think touring/cross bike is the way to go! ...

I think touring/cross bike is the way to go!

I'm not sure if you need disc brakes as much as you think, but then again I don't know live in a place that is as windy/rainy/snowy/salty as Chicago.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-09, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,639
Posted By moxfyre

I think it's harsh to call the dog owners...

I think it's harsh to call the dog owners "idiots." Nave, maybe. I'm only 27, but I remember leaving our dog tied up outside stores and parks in the various mid-size towns where I grew up.

And...
07-21-09, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By moxfyre

Mullet? :)

Mullet? :)
Forum: Commuting
07-21-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,639
Posted By moxfyre

I had 2.5 bikes stolen in the DC area :( One...

I had 2.5 bikes stolen in the DC area :(

One out of my house's basement (an old, beat-up Raleigh rigid MTB that had been previously stolen and recovered by me in college).

Then I got a new...
07-20-09, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,286
Posted By moxfyre

Well, I gave away the frameset, crankset, and...

Well, I gave away the frameset, crankset, and brakes tonight... to a guy hoping to build up a commuter road bike. I think we both came away happy!

That felt good :)
07-20-09, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,311
Posted By moxfyre

I guess it depends on the price :) If the...

I guess it depends on the price :) If the aluminum chainring costs 3X less, but lasts 1/2 as long, it's probably worth it... as long as you don't mind spending a few minutes to change the ring when...
07-20-09, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By moxfyre

Nope! If they both work well with your brake...

Nope! If they both work well with your brake levers, no problem!
07-20-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By moxfyre

Good find. The Nashbar square-taper bottom...

Good find. The Nashbar square-taper bottom brackets are made by RPM. They have worked fine for me. Looks like a good deal for $25.
07-20-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,432
Posted By moxfyre

The Ultra Gatorskins are great, in my opinion. I...

The Ultra Gatorskins are great, in my opinion. I have one on my front wheel that I've put a couple thousand miles on without any sign of trouble. You might want to check roadbikereview.com where...
07-20-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,633
Posted By moxfyre

Replacing cartridge bearings on Mavic Helium wheelset

I have a Mavic Helium wheelset (probably about 5-8 years old) that's in great shape but has a lot of miles on it, and the bearings are starting to squeak even when adjusted as best as possible. The...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-09, 12:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By moxfyre

Ummm... on my racing bike I have almost never...

Ummm... on my racing bike I have almost never gotten any flats, so I don't bother to use Kevlar tires. The GT2 tires were no exception, I didn't get any flats. I think I eventually gave one away...
07-19-09, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By moxfyre

Also: anybody used Alex Adventurer rims? Similar...

Also: anybody used Alex Adventurer rims? Similar design to the CR-18 and an intriguingly low price, around $25 online, but I haven't heard any reports about them.
07-19-09, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By moxfyre

Still not cheap, but here's the A719 for $55:...

Still not cheap, but here's the A719 for $55: http://www.petracycles.co.uk/product_info.php?language=en&currency=USD&products_id=11812&source=googleus

I have an A719/105 rear wheel that I've been...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-09, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By moxfyre

I would recommend Roadbikereview.com for their...

I would recommend Roadbikereview.com for their numerical ratings of tires. Individual anecdotes are kind of hard to figure out, but when you aggregate a lot of users' ratings, you can get a somewhat...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-09, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By moxfyre

Unfortunate, but I'm guessing not too rare in NYC...

Unfortunate, but I'm guessing not too rare in NYC :(

Is it possible for you to leave the heavy lock in-place at the rack where you lock it up every day? And get a smaller, lighter lock for...
07-18-09, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,286
Posted By moxfyre

Here's the Pay-It-Forward for my old frameset,...

Here's the Pay-It-Forward for my old frameset, cranks, and brakes!

http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.php?p=9307154&postcount=1184
Forum: Commuting
07-18-09, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By moxfyre

I switched to Kevlar tires on my commuter a...

I switched to Kevlar tires on my commuter a couple years ago and found them to be a significant upgrade. Have had maybe one flat since (my commute distance has also decreased, but still...). It's...
07-17-09, 11:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 27,016
Posted By moxfyre

Probably the best advice for the moment... if...

Probably the best advice for the moment... if it's shifting well, just keep using it. If it stops working well, get a new one. It sounds like you've established pretty conclusively that there's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-09, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By moxfyre

Ah, gotcha! Well, I just got a nearly new frame,...

Ah, gotcha! Well, I just got a nearly new frame, fork, cranks, stem, and computer for *free* off craigslist, so I've probably depleted my "great deal" karma for the time being. :)
07-17-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By moxfyre

Discontinuing?? As in... Nashbar is never going...

Discontinuing?? As in... Nashbar is never going to sell 36H hubs again? Where'd you hear that?

There are plenty of others but none have decent selection combined with prices and discounts as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By moxfyre

Wow!!! Where where? Do tell :)

Wow!!! Where where? Do tell :)
07-17-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By moxfyre

First things first. You can reuse your hub...

First things first. You can reuse your hub unless the flanges are bent or damaged. You shouldn't reuse the spokes from a significantly bent wheel. They're likely to be very unevenly stressed from...
07-17-09, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,803
Posted By moxfyre

Harris Cyclery to the rescue as usual :) Nice...

Harris Cyclery to the rescue as usual :) Nice work!
07-17-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By moxfyre

Well, the cheapest way to get it working is...

Well, the cheapest way to get it working is probably to get a pair of fitting tires from Harris Cyclery. But this may not be satisfactory if the brakes aren't great, and the tire selection is...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By moxfyre

+1 Yes, cyclocross bikes are pretty ideal...

+1

Yes, cyclocross bikes are pretty ideal for commuting. Good on the road, not fragile, can fit fenders and wide tires and racks if needed, versatile.

On the other hand, if you're on a budget...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 12,094
Posted By moxfyre

+1 Chimay Bleu is great. Pricey, but great....

+1

Chimay Bleu is great. Pricey, but great. I like the big bottle, you can sit and drink it like wine with a girl :)
07-17-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,384
Posted By moxfyre

Glad to be of service. I'm a veritable fount of...

Glad to be of service. I'm a veritable fount of useless knowledge today :p
07-17-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,803
Posted By moxfyre

Do the Tektro brakes advertise compatibility with...

Do the Tektro brakes advertise compatibility with Ultegra/Dura Ace pads anywhere? A lot of brakes do these days. Googling didn't help me with these...

Maybe you could call the shop you bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-09, 02:48 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 12,094
Posted By moxfyre

Affligem blond... wonderful Belgian beer,...

Affligem blond... wonderful Belgian beer, comparatively cheap now that it sold out to Heineken, but still tastes great. One of my favorites.

I enjoy a good wheat beer as well.

And sometimes I...
07-17-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By moxfyre

Yeah, it's pretty normal in my experience. Not...

Yeah, it's pretty normal in my experience. Not sure exactly what causes it, though. Anyone have an explanation?



The headset is a good guess. If your headset is loose at all, there steer...
07-17-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By moxfyre

Ugh, what a pain :( Sheldon Brown's site does...

Ugh, what a pain :( Sheldon Brown's site does list the Miradas as having that size. Hmmm. Well, standard wheels will *fit*. Do the brakes have room to move 12.5 mm further inward towards the...
07-17-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By moxfyre

My ex-girlfriend had one of those. It was verrry...

My ex-girlfriend had one of those. It was verrry heavy and clunky, but solid!

I don't remember exactly what the brake mounting posts look like. You may want to take off the cantis and post a...
07-17-09, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,384
Posted By moxfyre

Ashtabula's actually in extreme northern Ohio,...

Ashtabula's actually in extreme northern Ohio, just north of Toledo and south of the Michigan border :)
07-17-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By moxfyre

I've done it with a 1989 aluminum Trek...

I've done it with a 1989 aluminum Trek (originally Suntour-equipped). I got new wheels and a used 8-speed 105 group. I didn't spread the frame since it's Aluminum, just pinched the rear dropouts...
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