Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    K gummee .... now you got me here I'll get the grandparents to take her measurements and you could recommend me a frame for a kid.

    I am thinking single speed free wheel road bike.
  2. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Hit the Redline, Specialized, or Jamis catalogs online and lemme know if you see something interesting.

    M

    edited to add: you been riding at all? How's the truck? etc. (PM me if you'd rather)
  3. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    One of our locals used an old Tourney hanger from a huffy and mounted an old Durace rear derailer to it then attached it behind the nut of his kids JR BMX with 3/8 rim which were mounted to and old cassette hub all run buy a thumb shifter.

    That little kid used to ride the wheels off that thing on long rides with his dad.

    Our team shop sells Red Line and I've been trying to get them to try Jamis and Rocky Mountain
  4. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    BTW, I keep forgetting to dig those parts out the few of you requested.

    Tomorrow night is garage night and hopefully I'll remember
  5. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    Thanks Michael. It's useful- I'm excited to try reducing the number of speeds and the amount of complexity on my bike. The guys I see on single speed hardtails always seem to be having a lot of fun.
  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I like Rocky Mtns too. Tough sell next to the China sourced stuff tho. They're either gonna be more pricey or the same price, but with a lower spec component group.

    M
  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    As someone that started riding mtn bikes before there was such a thing as suspension, I find it highly amusing that there's a trend back to that kind of bike.

    M
  8. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    The roadies have already gone back to the one piece bar / stem combo of mtb years gone by. I remember breaking one of the bars and having to ride it back on "1/2" a stem.

    Most SS mtb riders seem to like the purist form, all rigid, but I'm too old and beat up therefore I will always have a suspension fork on my bikes.
  9. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Set a new personal best Thursday. Averaged 20.2 mph on a 21.3 mile road ride. I've never broken out of the 19's, at least not on a solo ride. Must've been a tail wind.:evil That was a good way to end a not so good week. Friday I had to drive 440 miles to my grand father's funeral. The previous Saturday, a red light runner totaled my car.
  10. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    :nod

    I ride my full suspension and hear my friends rave about how great is it to ride a full ridged, so I give it a try. Fun yes, for me, no...... I do this about once a year.:lol3

    At least I remember that my knees don't like single speeds. Pain is a great reminder.
  11. trailer Rails

    trailer Rails Long timer

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    Just finished grabbing the bicycle tag-o-rama tag. 22 miles and 1400 feet of climbing. That is enough for my out of shape ass. Beautiful day out there today.

    Here is where I dropped the tag, one of only a few wooden streets left in the country.

    [​IMG]
  12. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    Truck and bike running perfect.

    I JUST started commuting again on the bicycle.

    3 miles ... soon I will turn it into 3 miles in 30 miles out.
  13. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

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    Has anyone bought parts on fleabay? Are there certain brands I should stay away from? (I'm on a tight budget, but want to start riding again)

    I'm looking for a new bb and triple crankset for my cannondale road bike. The ones are there right now are Shimano Biopace from the mid-90's.

    Thanks
  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    No need to get too expensive. Look for a set of 110mm BCD rings that match the ones on there now, just round instead of oval.

    OR go with a compact double and save weight too! If you're going that route, look for SRAM Apex or Rival, and/or Shimano 105.

    HTH

    M
  15. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    I have a Rocky, Glacier.
    LIke me it is old, tho, not as old. Rides like a chopper, but is still better than I am.

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  16. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    Nice bike.

    Here's my old bike, now a 1x9. Waiting for a new sram derailleur/shifter to make it actually a 1x9- my old XT stuff is not wanting to shift well. I could probably clean up the bushings and make it work better again, but it has a cracked pulley as well, and a newer sram derrailleur doesn't cost much more than a pair of replacement pulleys.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/mRfappbZHKxR6jtdICYTDu4BpFZPVMsAsIdfA-OyIm8?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_deyExFMkG4g/TYgn2VkCX2I/AAAAAAAADvw/S1qXLOoUfpk/s400/p_00026.jpg" height="300" width="400" /></a>

    By the way, anybody have an old v brake booster arch laying around? They seem kind of scarce these days, and the ones on ebay look like crap. The seatstays on this homegrown are pretty flexy.
  17. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

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    How the hell do I clean this thing? What do I use to lube the chain?
  18. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    "How the hell do I clean this thing? What do I use to lube the chain?"

    Cleaning = Hampter spooge. Lots of it.

    Honda Polish works on everything right? Any chain lube will do.
  19. rmi03

    rmi03 Daily Motorcycle User

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    What kind of bike are we talking about?

    I try to limit the amount of water and soap that I use on my bike. I only lube my chain right after I degrease it and clean it. I like dry teflon lubes.

    Ryan
  20. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Last week I used cooking oil because I couldn't find anything else :wink: