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Old 08-24-2007, 05:30 PM   #5986
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Ah, the small black connectors are not tubes. They are 3/16 thick flat stock.
I am talking about the round tubing that has black plastic covers on it. It looks smaller than 1/2" and just looks flimsy. What size is that tubing? Maybe it really is a lot larger. It looks like a camera tripod for strength.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:31 PM   #5987
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for casual/light use, you really don't NEED a wheel stand. You can build them right on the bike with it upside down resting on a couple wood blocks to protect the seat and brake cables...
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:05 PM   #5988
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Are you talking about a wheel truing stand, or a bike maintenance stand? I would rather use the proper tools to make it happen. I haven't done any work on wheels for over 20 years, but I am sure I can figure it out again. And I did it with the bike on the bars and the seat to make it happen. Not the easiest thing, but it can be done.

Now that I am older and smarter, I would rather save the money and buy a good tool to do the work correctly. I may wait a month to be able to buy one good tool than two or three crappy ones.
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:40 PM   #5989
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I am talking about the round tubing that has black plastic covers on it. It looks smaller than 1/2" and just looks flimsy. What size is that tubing? Maybe it really is a lot larger. It looks like a camera tripod for strength.
The lower legs are 1.5 inches in diameter, with a wall thickness of 1/16 inch. Not flimsy.
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:45 PM   #5990
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The lower legs are 1.5 inches in diameter, with a wall thickness of 1/16 inch. Not flimsy.
Thank you. Now I may really consider one, since I can't seem to find them anywhere to look at in person.
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:09 PM   #5991
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Muddy Michigan

We're in Ann Arbor this weekend for a family obligation. As soon as I decided to come along on the trip, I went searching for some trails near where we'd be staying. Found the Potawatomi Trail and printed out a map. 18 miles of mostly single-track, the longest off-road ride I've done, so far.

We left yesterday afternoon, and got here early enough today that we just went straight to the trail. It turned out to be pretty different than the ones I've ridden around Boston -- basically no rock gardens, but loads of deep sand and mud. Lots of the corners had nice mini-berms that let me maintain a lot of speed through downhill segments. Lotsa fun. Me and the bike were completely caked with mud when I finished.
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:51 PM   #5992
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We're in Ann Arbor this weekend for a family obligation. As soon as I decided to come along on the trip, I went searching for some trails near where we'd be staying. Found the Potawatomi Trail and printed out a map. 18 miles of mostly single-track, the longest off-road ride I've done, so far.

We left yesterday afternoon, and got here early enough today that we just went straight to the trail. It turned out to be pretty different than the ones I've ridden around Boston -- basically no rock gardens, but loads of deep sand and mud. Lots of the corners had nice mini-berms that let me maintain a lot of speed through downhill segments. Lotsa fun. Me and the bike were completely caked with mud when I finished.
Sounds like a good time. That seems like a lot of off-road miles on a bicycle.
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:44 PM   #5993
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I do pretty much all my own work...I don't have a headset press or any chasing tools so I have my LBS do that stuff...but I only set up a new bike every couple years.

Otherwise, I have a can full of allen keys, a couple wrenches, screwdriver or two, chain tool, BB puller, cable cutter...maybe a couple other items but thats all I really need.

I have parks cheapest stand from 15 years ago and it works fine. I prop it up on a low bench to bring the bike up a bit.

If I was going to buy one, I'd get the Ultimate.

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I do all my own maintenance, fitting (cutting and spacing) of the steerer tubes, etc. Funny thing is I can do all the hard stuff, but still can't get the hang of setting my derailleurs well. The guy at the LBS shop gets my derailleurs sharp as a clock in 2 minutes.


I bought the cheap headset press from Nashbar, along with Park fork race installer and cup remover. All work great, it's nice to know how to do the headsets.

Also have the crank remover, and BB cup remover for my Phil BB.

Way I see it, you only buy the tools you need, and collect them as you go.
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Old 08-25-2007, 03:10 AM   #5994
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That idea proves that there's nothing new under the sun...

Anyone remember the Cannondales from the mid-80s with the 24" rear wheel?

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had the version from the second year, with those shitty rollercam brakes.

build custom wheels for it, Phill QR hubs, Mavic Model 58 rims, DT spokes with alloy nipples.

picked up the rims in Santa Cruz and rode over to Kieth Bontrager's home/shop, and he cut the one 40 hole and one 48 hole rims down to a 26" 36hole rim for the front, and a 24", 32 hole rim for the rear. the Phil hubs came with the wronc spacking, so i had to go to the Phil Wood's shop in downtown San Jose and they tweaked them for me. built the wheels up and road the hell out of 'em, including bombing down four flights of stairs at the local community college... those things NEVER needed to be trued after i re-tuned them following the first few hundred miles. i had drop bars on the 'dale, kinda like the Cunningham/WTB bikes and road one century in Santa Cruz with the bike... plus the ride to and from the century from Gilroy.

tire selection for the 21" rear sucked, so did availability of 24" presta valve tubes.
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Old 08-25-2007, 03:20 AM   #5995
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Ya know, this brings up a point which I think alot of us forget.

Carry some form of ID on you at all times. I'm surprised at how many cyclists carry nothing but their keys. But if someone clips you solo and they run, how can anyone identify you?

I wear my old dogtag - which at least identifies me, blood type, and SS#.
I've seen the ID bracelets in Bicycling magazine too.
cycle Gadgets used to have a little pouch with a paper insert that you put your ID and medical info on and could stick onto your helmet. it was free, but i don't see it on their site anymore.

AFAIK, cops/medical personell can't really do anything with your SS#. you might want to make copys of your DL, or other ID and have that laminated, perhaps with a list of emergency contact numbers on the back.

also, if you take your cell, some emergency personel will look for an ICE number in your phone book, ICE stands for In Case of Emergency. add ICE2, etc. if needed. numbers like HOME might also help, but not if you live alone.
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Old 08-25-2007, 05:39 AM   #5996
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Sounds like a good time. That seems like a lot of off-road miles on a bicycle.
It was a good time. Taking a mountain bike down a winding singletrack descent is the first time that bicycling has given me the same degree of raw exhilaration as running a motorcycle through some tight twisties.

For me it was a lot of off-road miles. I could've done 40-50 miles on the road in the time it took me to ride the trail yesterday.
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:04 AM   #5997
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It was a good time. Taking a mountain bike down a winding singletrack descent is the first time that bicycling has given me the same degree of raw exhilaration as running a motorcycle through some tight twisties.

For me it was a lot of off-road miles. I could've done 40-50 miles on the road in the time it took me to ride the trail yesterday.

I am still considered a Clyde, and my 30 miles at one time in a day is a lot for me. I want to do a century, but it will have to be a metric.
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:12 AM   #5998
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72 miles part way up the south flank of Mt.St.Helens.
Good luck!
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:13 AM   #5999
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I am still considered a Clyde, and my 30 miles at one time in a day is a lot for me. I want to do a century, but it will have to be a metric.
Clydes Unite!
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:18 AM   #6000
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Tomorrow:
72 miles part way up the south flank of Mt.St.Helens.
Climbing is still not for me. I can do it, but hauling the extra weight around isn't helping me at all.

Have fun and let us know how it goes.
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