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01-13-09, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By squintal

there is an article here on converting a freehub...

there is an article here on converting a freehub to fixed:

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/articles/panula/freehub/

(the whole site is a tremendous resource)

I'm not sure what kind of wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-09, 01:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,918
Posted By squintal

I was born and raised in Fairbanks, and I miss...

I was born and raised in Fairbanks, and I miss days like that.
I have to admit I never did much winter biking up there, but I always kind of enjoyed the cold snaps.
I was just home for Christmas,...
12-11-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By squintal

The biggest factor in making these wheels strong,...

The biggest factor in making these wheels strong, reliable, and maintenance free is going to be the skill that goes into making them. The best money in my opinion would be put toward finding a good...
12-08-08, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By squintal

The bike rout map is nice, but aside from some...

The bike rout map is nice, but aside from some signs on the roads and a few narrow bike lanes the only useful part are the bike trails in the parks. When using the roads it is often feels safer an...
Forum: Touring
12-08-08, 11:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By squintal

My favorite choice for a touring bike would be a...

My favorite choice for a touring bike would be a nice steel frame road bike from the 80's. With updated components this would make an excellent entry level mulit-pupose bike.

Unfortunately bikes...
Forum: Foo
12-08-08, 10:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,889
Posted By squintal

My very favorite raw recipe: raw vegan...

My very favorite raw recipe:

raw vegan "cheese"cake

Ingredients

* 2 cups raw macadamia nuts (almonds work well too)
* 2 1/2 cups raw cashews
* 3/4 cup pitted medjool dates
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-08, 10:28 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 263,318
Posted By squintal

a few answers for your multitude of questions: ...

a few answers for your multitude of questions:

a tire iron is what you use to pop the tire off the rim when you get a flat - it's a little plastic lever with a lip on one side to wedge under the...
12-07-08, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,685
Posted By squintal

The other variable that effects rolling...

The other variable that effects rolling resistance is the texture of the road surface. Track tires are inflated to 190 PSI or higher, which is efficient because a bike track is perfectly smooth....
Forum: Commuting
12-07-08, 10:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,485
Posted By squintal

If you're comfortable, go for it. There is no...

If you're comfortable, go for it. There is no reason you can't cycle all the way down to -40F and colder, and I know people who do. Just add more layers, keep your core warm, and find a good system...
12-05-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By squintal

So to sum up: Almost all modern pedals have...

So to sum up:

Almost all modern pedals have 9/16" = ~14.3mm spindles
All modern crank arms have 9/16" holes for the pedals to screw into
All pedals are threaded w/ left hand threads on the left...
12-04-08, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By squintal

Here are my favorite candidates for your creaking...

Here are my favorite candidates for your creaking or clicking sounds

First check all of the bearings involved for any play - BB, pedals, rear wheel.
If anything is loose or feels at all gritty,...
12-02-08, 11:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,721
Posted By squintal

There seems to be some misconception out there...

There seems to be some misconception out there about front brakes. People seem to be scared of them, but in fact they are an extraordinarily important part of the bike.

You are correct that it is...
12-02-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By squintal

Now there's an idea!

Sorry - I couldn't resist

In an article in the NYTimes about the "big three" CEOs driving to Washington (rather than flying their corporate jets) the last line reads:

If the point is to travel...
11-29-08, 03:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By squintal

could be your cog is stripped. Especially if...

could be your cog is stripped.
Especially if you've got a cheaper hub, cog or both.

I don't know if you trust your bike shop, but it sounds like a bad installation to me. Have the shop that did...
11-23-08, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By squintal

Just bought some lobster claws from Pearl Izumi -...

Just bought some lobster claws from Pearl Izumi - I haven't used them yet but my brother loves them. They were also the warmest and most comfortable gloves I tried on - I also liked mountain hardware...
11-13-08, 11:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,780
Posted By squintal

what about taking it out the bottom? take out...

what about taking it out the bottom?
take out you're BB, use something to push the post through into the bb shell, and then bust it up with a screwdriver or something

might work, or might be way...
Forum: Foo
11-12-08, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By squintal

The best way to make kids learn things they're...

The best way to make kids learn things they're scared of is to approach it using something they're excited about.

A computer game might be just the thing he needs, but if it's called Math Blaster...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 872
Posted By squintal

I'm originally from Fairbanks, Alaska and I know...

I'm originally from Fairbanks, Alaska and I know a man there who bikes to work all year.
over 15 mi each way with significant elevation change.

In the middle of winter that means:
dark both...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-08, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By squintal

start with nice light wheels - rotating weight...

start with nice light wheels - rotating weight has the biggest effect on your speed and acceleration.

a nice carbon fork is not a bad idea either.
Make sure the steerer tube diameter matches...
11-02-08, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By squintal

google search on sign costs gives this...

google search on sign costs gives this http://www.trafficsign.us/signcost.html

or about $450 - 500 per sign.

I've heard that riding on rumble strips can be therapeutic on long rides - maybe...
11-02-08, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By squintal

I lived in Houston 2 years car-free, so if you...

I lived in Houston 2 years car-free, so if you want any specific information feel free to PM me.

Just a few thoughts:

Houston doesn't have a great public transit system, but there are buses....
10-30-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By squintal

the front derailur has two limit screws labeled l...

the front derailur has two limit screws labeled l and h. you need to back out the h screw a bit.

for the rear brake, there may be a little screw running perpendicular to the brake pivot. if there...
10-30-08, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By squintal

ditto on taking it to your bike shop A...

ditto on taking it to your bike shop

A general tune-up should run you anywhere from $40-90.

they may have multiple options for how thorough a job they do - just ask.

With the tune up, they...
Forum: Foo
10-29-08, 10:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 882
Posted By squintal

are you sure it was a guilty look and not a ...

are you sure it was a guilty look and not a
"what is this funny non-edible chicken smelling thing, and why is it stuck to my head?" look

I find those are easy to confuse sometimes
10-28-08, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,819
Posted By squintal

You actually won't necessarily cut the new fork...

You actually won't necessarily cut the new fork to the same length as your old fork, because your new frame may have a different head tube length.

to cut the fork and install the frame you will...
10-23-08, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By squintal

1" should be correct. make sure you have...

1" should be correct.

make sure you have enough steerer tube - measure from the crown of your current fork to the top of the headset (better yet, just take the fork out and measure the steerer...
10-04-08, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By squintal

I'm not such a deep V fan either (but I do have...

I'm not such a deep V fan either (but I do have a couple Velocity rims - a fusion on the back laced to a Paul hub, and I used to have two aeroheads until I totaled one crashing into a car, and the...
Forum: Touring
05-30-08, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By squintal

my Nomad that I bout 5 months ago has four rubber...

my Nomad that I bout 5 months ago has four rubber "O" rings.
I think yours might have a defect. :mad:

On the plus side I have been thrilled with the way my trailer handles and performs. I have...
04-08-08, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By squintal

and I'm cycling 30,000 miles in 10 years. Just...

and I'm cycling 30,000 miles in 10 years. Just passed 1 grand for 2008 :-)
04-08-08, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By squintal

3 things to check: 1) Spin your back wheel,...

3 things to check:

1) Spin your back wheel, preferably while holding the axle by hand - if there is any drag on the wheel bearing you'll feel it straight away. Also make sure the hub bearings are...
03-27-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By squintal

check this one out (the second picture down): ...

check this one out (the second picture down):

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2006/sept/B.J.Enright.htm

I have no idea how a regular bike would work. I imagine the front would be pretty hard to...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,327
Posted By squintal

maybe we should talk to our LBS's about stocking...

maybe we should talk to our LBS's about stocking really cheap lights.
Also, perhaps strongly suggesting, or even including lights with the purchase of any bike might help.
Right now all bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-08, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By squintal

I wouldn't worry too much about the derailer...

I wouldn't worry too much about the derailer hanger.
On a steel frame bike it is possible to bend the derailer hanger back into alignment, as long as the damage is not extreme (i.e. the hanger is...
03-24-08, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By squintal

the best way to tell if a chainring is worn is...

the best way to tell if a chainring is worn is the following:

Lay a new chain over the cassette, run it through the front derailuer and engage it with the chainring in question. (the tail end of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-07, 12:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By squintal

might be missing a spacer - some freehub bodies...

might be missing a spacer - some freehub bodies are slightly longer than others, so those may require a small shim on the wheel side of the cassette. You should be able to find one at you LBS
...
11-30-06, 09:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,014
Posted By squintal

plan d: (caution: fasion backward solution) tuck...

plan d: (caution: fasion backward solution) tuck right pant leg inside sock. When you get to class, un-tuck.
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