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Posted By TimJ

Malibu Creek State Park ride then restoration

Saturday the 19th we're having a special habitat restoration event in Malibu Creek State Park for cyclists.

We're going to bike a couple miles into the park and then bring the pain down on some...
04-09-12, 08:07 PM
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http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5441/7058192383_96e0...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5441/7058192383_96e0b46d13_z.jpg

New (old and slightly cranky) brifter, new wheels I built with ultegra hubs and sun me14a rims.
03-12-12, 07:07 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Both of the tektros mentioned work fine with good...

Both of the tektros mentioned work fine with good pads and good setup and they're cheap.
05-27-11, 09:02 PM
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Posted By TimJ

You're better than most people here.

You're better than most people here.
05-24-11, 11:31 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Blow me.

Blow me.
05-23-11, 11:59 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Their bike shop bikes are very nice and usually a...

Their bike shop bikes are very nice and usually a great value.

Schwinn is another pacific brand where their department store bikes are crap but the ones they sell at performance are fine.

GT...
03-19-11, 01:47 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Wow.

Wow.
03-07-11, 09:10 PM
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Posted By TimJ

I've seen people do it.

I've seen people do it.
03-04-11, 07:18 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Looks to me like that was made for 27" rims...

Looks to me like that was made for 27" rims originally. The posts seem high.
03-04-11, 12:54 PM
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Posted By TimJ

I'd just put tape on it too. If I'm not mistaken...

I'd just put tape on it too. If I'm not mistaken those holes were for squirting oil into the hubs, not grease. Like you'd already have the bearings greased and you'd squirt oil into the hole to kind...
03-03-11, 02:19 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Personally I'd like to try microshift. So you buy...

Personally I'd like to try microshift. So you buy microshift because it's what I want than tell me about it.
03-02-11, 03:40 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Those are pictures of my miyata. Seriously. I've...

Those are pictures of my miyata. Seriously. I've since sold it to someone here on bf but those are pics I took of the alumicross I had.

Different years had different stickers. Someone put mongoose...
03-01-11, 10:26 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Someone is putting mongoose stickers on a miyata.

Someone is putting mongoose stickers on a miyata.
02-27-11, 01:42 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Yeah you're right about that. Still the...

Yeah you're right about that.

Still the answer is no, because only an accushift freewheel is spaced correctly for indexing. I had a 6 speed accushift drivetrain and remember going through this...
02-26-11, 09:26 PM
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Posted By TimJ

No. Accushift freewheels have variegated...

No.

Accushift freewheels have variegated spacing.

Sheldon brown has a crib sheet of cassette/freewheel spacing:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-spacing.shtml
02-13-11, 11:25 PM
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Posted By TimJ

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/5443632013_69e...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/5443632013_69ebf644d7.jpg

2000 voodoo wazoo "cat a". Seriously sun faded, but it didn't have any rust!
02-05-11, 07:47 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Yes. Honestly if you put a lot of time into...

Yes.

Honestly if you put a lot of time into it you could probably sell it for $125 or so. Or you could sell it to me for $50!
01-05-11, 07:32 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Murder of crows, here.

Murder of crows, here.
01-05-11, 06:57 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Found this: ...

Found this:

http://www.retrorocky.de/40555.html

He doesn't have bigger pictures but I'd say rocky mountain is a very good guess. The blizzard on that page is nearly identical.

That's pretty...
01-05-11, 06:36 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Grew up in a town of 400 people. How about you? ...

Grew up in a town of 400 people. How about you?



Exactly. You just don't know, because it's not your dog, and oftentimes the owner doesn't know either because they love their dog so much and...
01-04-11, 10:48 PM
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Posted By TimJ

As long as you get what you want. That's what's...

As long as you get what you want. That's what's important!
01-04-11, 10:46 PM
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Posted By TimJ

The sloped top-tube, cool seat-tube cluster w/...

The sloped top-tube, cool seat-tube cluster w/ hite-rite tab, and wish-bone stay suggests it's something pretty special. It's from the late 80s I would guess and would have been on the cutting edge...
01-04-11, 06:24 PM
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Posted By TimJ

I always hated kids in restaurants or shops or...

I always hated kids in restaurants or shops or whatever spinning around and acting like fools and getting in the way and running into you and you can't get past them, etc., etc., and always wondered...
01-04-11, 11:46 AM
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Posted By TimJ

I'm very sorry. I should be more sensitive to...

I'm very sorry. I should be more sensitive to your wants and desires. I forgot you're all special and the world owes you and all other dog owners.
01-04-11, 02:00 AM
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Posted By TimJ

Dogs are great. Dog owners however are...

Dogs are great.

Dog owners however are often self-centered dooshbags who think you're being rude if you don't like putting up with their dog. It's like a smoker getting pissed because you're...
01-04-11, 01:00 AM
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Posted By TimJ

A Trek 720 would make an excellent cross bike or...

A Trek 720 would make an excellent cross bike or commuter, perhaps a tad heavy.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3115/2659386145_50362edb1f.jpg

That's my 700 which I no longer have. Only the...
11-27-10, 09:54 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Friction. No indexing.

Friction. No indexing.
10-07-10, 05:37 PM
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Posted By TimJ

I raced speedmax pros last year and loved 'em...

I raced speedmax pros last year and loved 'em because they corner real well.
10-05-10, 08:35 PM
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Posted By TimJ

What to bring to a cyclocross race...

Anyone seen this? Via bike snob: (http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/10/news/what-to-bring-to-a-cyclocross-race_144694?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)



Check it out, it's effing...
09-16-10, 10:38 PM
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Posted By TimJ

You should buy an $800 hub.

You should buy an $800 hub.
09-15-10, 11:04 AM
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Posted By TimJ

I don't know, I never had the original fork and...

I don't know, I never had the original fork and there aren't any specs anywhere.
09-14-10, 10:00 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Bike handling fork question

I built up an xtracycle with an older Trek 930 mtb frame. It originally had a Rock Shox Indy S fork (apparently 48mm of travel) on it. I don't have that so what I did is put a 700c cyclocross fork on...
08-16-10, 02:04 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Ask in the vintage forum.

Ask in the vintage forum.
08-12-10, 12:34 PM
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Posted By TimJ

$800 is too much for that imo. You can get an XRL...

$800 is too much for that imo. You can get an XRL frame and fork new for like $200.
08-06-10, 12:52 PM
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Posted By TimJ

From my singlespeed bike, every time I raced my...

From my singlespeed bike, every time I raced my hip would start hurting 1/2 way through and then ache for the next day, by the end of the season it just didn't go away and it's been with me a year...
08-05-10, 11:47 PM
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Posted By TimJ

I've still got a hip injury from racing last...

I've still got a hip injury from racing last season, this season isn't looking good. :(
07-27-10, 12:49 PM
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Posted By TimJ

bump?

bump?
07-26-10, 11:33 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Sun Swift rim???

Anyone use them? Opinions?

I've seen other people ask, but haven't found anyone who's actually used them.
07-23-10, 11:20 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Thread's from february.

Thread's from february.
07-18-10, 03:50 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Ah good, a little too small. You can enjoy...

Ah good, a little too small. You can enjoy without my jealous envy.
07-17-10, 06:00 PM
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Posted By TimJ

What size is it? I want to know if I should be...

What size is it? I want to know if I should be pissed that you got it and I didn't (I'm in LA).
07-16-10, 01:19 PM
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Posted By TimJ

IRD makes a nice riser stem, F4 Riser Stem: ...

IRD makes a nice riser stem, F4 Riser Stem:

http://www.interlocracing.com/stems.html
07-15-10, 08:46 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Email time and ask them about it. I had a problem...

Email time and ask them about it. I had a problem and they shipped me a new pedal body for only $10.
07-15-10, 08:45 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Bikesdirect is fine and legit. If you know bikes...

Bikesdirect is fine and legit. If you know bikes and know what size fits you they're great. If you don't know much then getting a bike from an lbs might be better, but there's nothing wrong with...
07-15-10, 08:38 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Cool. The crosscut is a great frame. Lugged...

Cool. The crosscut is a great frame. Lugged chromo, right?
07-14-10, 03:07 PM
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Posted By TimJ

I stop just fine on mine, they were on both of my...

I stop just fine on mine, they were on both of my racing rigs.
07-12-10, 07:26 PM
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Posted By TimJ

The toe overlap on those is insane. I woulda...

The toe overlap on those is insane. I woulda bought one of the framesets but I took a complete bike for a test ride and the overlap was totally unacceptable. But if a person wasn't going to pedal...
07-12-10, 03:10 PM
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Posted By TimJ

That or a motobecane off of ebay will be about as...

That or a motobecane off of ebay will be about as cheap as you can get.
07-11-10, 07:05 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Tektro orynx are also fine canti's, don't stick...

Tektro orynx are also fine canti's, don't stick out as much as the 720's (which can be a problem in the rear), and they're super cheap. I got 'em on 2 bikes.
07-07-10, 10:05 PM
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Posted By TimJ

Yes, it might help, because a ss ring would have...

Yes, it might help, because a ss ring would have teeth all the same height. Rings w/ ramps and pins also have shorter teeth in places. It could be that the chain is coming off at those points. You...
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