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02-02-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,794
Posted By metaljim

Where did all the other posts go? Oh... ...

Where did all the other posts go?

Oh... wait. LOLZ.
02-02-10, 02:40 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,794
Posted By metaljim

Batrape

Batrape
11-04-09, 05:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,960
Posted By metaljim

Hey you should post this on tarckbike.com ...

Hey you should post this on tarckbike.com

Those guys would be all about your book!
Forum: Commuting
08-03-09, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,846
Posted By metaljim

Here's the link: ...

Here's the link:
ttp://tarckbike.com/node/10513?page=91#comment-495193

This is where the discussion begins. You can go back a page or so and check the guy's original post with more pictures of...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-09, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,846
Posted By metaljim

The Nexus hubs can be respaced to 120, so you...

The Nexus hubs can be respaced to 120, so you don't have to deal with frame spacing/dropout alignment (though you do need to redish the wheel 2-3mm). Alfine hubs can not be respaced. Also, the...
06-30-09, 12:37 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 362,968
Posted By metaljim

Did you turn your seatpost around the right way?...

Did you turn your seatpost around the right way? :innocent:
06-29-09, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By metaljim

That looks more like a sport tourer than a cross...

That looks more like a sport tourer than a cross bike.
06-26-09, 06:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,573
Posted By metaljim

It's a secret.

It's a secret.
06-26-09, 12:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,450
Posted By metaljim

None of you have ever used your spokes to open a...

None of you have ever used your spokes to open a beer? Did no one ride bikes in high school?

Also, Austin sucks. Everyone needs to leave. No one else come here. Don't even bother coming for...
06-23-09, 06:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,474
Posted By metaljim

I need a 43mm deep wheelset that's totally...

I need a 43mm deep wheelset that's totally bombproof for mashing. 42mm just isn't enough for me.
06-20-09, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By metaljim

I doubt a 13 tooth difference up front would work...

I doubt a 13 tooth difference up front would work with the common single speed chain tensioner, but with a Paul Melvin it could be done. It's design works with up to 20 teeth of difference up front....
06-20-09, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By metaljim

What are you even asking? Is the axle too long? ...

What are you even asking? Is the axle too long? WTF are you measuring?
06-19-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 362,968
Posted By metaljim

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3381/3569795092_2cb...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3381/3569795092_2cbd6e6e7e_b.jpg

Right now it's in pieces waiting for new lightweight wheels to come in, as well as some more carbon bits. As heavy as the saddle...
06-19-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By metaljim

Damn dude, you ride 2222 out to 360? I did that...

Damn dude, you ride 2222 out to 360? I did that once and thought I was gonna get killed on that last turn at the ridge before dropping down to that BBQ place. You're a braver man than I.
06-19-09, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By metaljim

I just built a bike for a customer this week with...

I just built a bike for a customer this week with a 3 speed Sachs hub and a 7 speed cassette. The bike was an older 26" SE OM Flyer, shifting done with grip shifters. That bike was so much fun to...
06-18-09, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By metaljim

At 5'8" with a 28" inseam, assuming you have an...

At 5'8" with a 28" inseam, assuming you have an average torso length, then a 54cm should be fine. You'll still have to play with fit, obviously, but you won't struggle with it like you would if the...
06-16-09, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,419
Posted By metaljim

Xtra

Xtra
06-16-09, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By metaljim

I've got Tioga Cityslickers on my Xtra, and they...

I've got Tioga Cityslickers on my Xtra, and they roll pretty nice and hold the pavement well. Not that great for off road, obviously, but they do fine on a gravel bike path.

I've also got Mary...
06-15-09, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By metaljim

Those aren't even toe clips.

Those aren't even toe clips.
06-10-09, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By metaljim

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html ...

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html

About 1/3 of the way down.
06-08-09, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,021
Posted By metaljim

Oh yeah, I know.:thumb:

Oh yeah, I know.:thumb:
06-08-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,021
Posted By metaljim

Virginia is a long way away from Texas, and I...

Virginia is a long way away from Texas, and I work in a bike shop (meaning I'm far below the poverty line). One day I'll make it out there for sure.

That's why I need to live vicariously through...
06-08-09, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,021
Posted By metaljim

:innocent:

:innocent:
06-08-09, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,969
Posted By metaljim

My Univega has those stickers on the bottom...

My Univega has those stickers on the bottom bracket shell too, G on the drive side, B on the other. I posted the serial in the thread linked up above as well, so hopefully I'll know more about it...
06-08-09, 03:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,875
Posted By metaljim

This was an awesome post.

This was an awesome post.
06-08-09, 03:00 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,514
Posted By metaljim

Old doom metal band. Had a few people PM me...

Old doom metal band. Had a few people PM me really upset about it too, which means it stays, even though I think it's a dumb avatar.
06-08-09, 02:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,302
Posted By metaljim

This is the only time I've defended the guy that...

This is the only time I've defended the guy that makes CETMA racks.
06-08-09, 02:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,697
Posted By metaljim

Can I add one to the mix? Viva Sport- G...

Can I add one to the mix?

Viva Sport- G K959160 B
Suntour ARX rear d
Suntour AR front d
Suntour clamp-on dt shifters

^That's all I think is original on the bike.
06-06-09, 04:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,302
Posted By metaljim

Handbuilt goods aren't like shopping at McDonalds...

Handbuilt goods aren't like shopping at McDonalds dude. If you have to wait, you're gonna wait. Lane has been late on lots of orders lately (he's moved shop twice or something this year?), but...
06-06-09, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 150,863
Posted By metaljim

Carried a new bike home on my Xtra last night. ...

Carried a new bike home on my Xtra last night. No pictures, but it's like the 4th time I've done that going home from work. So awesome.
06-06-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By metaljim

Vittoria makes the Zaffiro in a 27" size with a...

Vittoria makes the Zaffiro in a 27" size with a $15 msrp. I've got a pair of them in 27x1 1/4" on my Univega. Nice and smooth, with good grip, and FAR better than some cheap gumwall Cheng Shin jank.
06-06-09, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,249
Posted By metaljim

Adidas Sambas. Relatively stiff soles, low...

Adidas Sambas. Relatively stiff soles, low profile, fit great in clips/straps, look good, and can be had for cheap. I can't understand how people can ride in lugged hiking shoes.
06-03-09, 11:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,181
Posted By metaljim

There should have been an ~18 page thread about...

There should have been an ~18 page thread about retrieving the stolen bike which only ends in an anticlimactic story.

That would have been something.
05-27-09, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By metaljim

38/16 for now, though it's really not too far off...

38/16 for now, though it's really not too far off gear-inch wise from 47/19 (64gi vs. 66). I've found most SS cross people keep their gearing in the mid to low 60's on average.
05-25-09, 12:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,106
Posted By metaljim

Dude, Dimension IS All City. Look through last...

Dude, Dimension IS All City. Look through last year's QBP catalog and you'll see all the stuff that's branded as All City this year was sold as Dimension (with the exception of a few new products...
05-18-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,405
Posted By metaljim

Support your local bike shop, cheapskate.

Support your local bike shop, cheapskate.
05-17-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,725
Posted By metaljim

Tektro 538's will work with about a 35c tire. ...

Tektro 538's will work with about a 35c tire. I've got 538's on my Steamroller with 32c tires, and plenty of extra room.
05-10-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By metaljim

Those are junk single pivot calipers, whereas the...

Those are junk single pivot calipers, whereas the Tektro is a dual pivot caliper with a totally different mounting bolt. It's an apples to oranges comparison. What frame do you have? Old...
05-08-09, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,312
Posted By metaljim

It's not the worst thing you can put on your...

It's not the worst thing you can put on your bike, but it's far from fancy. It's just stuff that works and looks OK. I have some of the Space Bars (Mary Bar knock off's) on my xtracycle. They do...
05-08-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By metaljim

Yeah, it's something I considered (center-pulls),...

Yeah, it's something I considered (center-pulls), but the hangers didn't seem to be worth the hassle when road calipers work fine.
05-08-09, 01:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By metaljim

I'm doing the same thing with my Steamroller. ...

I'm doing the same thing with my Steamroller. The only issue has been finding a rear caliper with the proper reach (well, it's only a problem since I'm just picking stuff out of my parts bin and not...
04-22-09, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By metaljim

U-lock, with a cable to secure the front wheel. ...

U-lock, with a cable to secure the front wheel. The Brooks saddle I have on there is secured by a length of 8-speed chain inside an old road inner-tube.
04-22-09, 12:13 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,446
Posted By metaljim

Yeah, I want some fenders badly, but I had a set...

Yeah, I want some fenders badly, but I had a set of these (http://www.sks-germany.com/sks.php?l=en&a=product&i=6409800121) lying around that wouldn't fit. Clearance with the 27x1 1/4 tires was an...
04-22-09, 12:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By metaljim

Yes, it's normal for a steerer tube to be butted....

Yes, it's normal for a steerer tube to be butted. If you want your stem lower, get one with less extension, Yes, you can cut a quill stem down, but I doubt it's very smart.

And once again, all...
04-21-09, 05:33 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,446
Posted By metaljim

My city bike: $50 Hi-Ten Fuji single speed...

My city bike: $50 Hi-Ten Fuji single speed conversion built with spare parts. And a Wald basket. Nothing fancy, I don't mind locking it up and leaving it out in the rain, or care about the paint....
Forum: Touring
04-07-09, 02:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,249
Posted By metaljim

28? DO IT. You're no where near too old. For...

28? DO IT. You're no where near too old. For pretty much anything for that matter.
Forum: Touring
04-07-09, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By metaljim

A buddy of mine had the same problem on his LHT. ...

A buddy of mine had the same problem on his LHT. He's got everything mounted like you do, and has had no problems yet. It's a less-than-ideal set up, but it's passable.
04-03-09, 03:00 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,247
Posted By metaljim

I think getting the frame repainted by the...

I think getting the frame repainted by the retired factory painter is FAR more original than having it redone by Tommasini USA. A factory repaint would still lose value no matter what. But having...
04-02-09, 12:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,152
Posted By metaljim

Interesting. I'm gonna give this a shot as well...

Interesting. I'm gonna give this a shot as well in the next couple of days at work.
03-21-09, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By metaljim

My one is red!

My one is red!
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