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06-15-06, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By GreenFix

The only thing special abot a pedal wrench is its...

The only thing special abot a pedal wrench is its thickness. It is narrow enouch to grab the flats of the pedal between the spindle and the crank arm. Your step father probably has the correct size...
06-14-06, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,080
Posted By GreenFix

At the risk of continuing some of the banter on...

At the risk of continuing some of the banter on this thread:

There are many single speeds available for under $1000.

Bianchi
KHS
Kona
Specialized
Cannondale
On-One
04-28-06, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By GreenFix

Looking at your avatar you may be interested in...

Looking at your avatar you may be interested in the soon to be released Haro Mary. You may be all over this, but it caused a bit of a buzz at the aforementioned 29er site.

Of course buying a...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-06, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 732
Posted By GreenFix

Schwalbe marathon Cross 1.75 or big apple 2.0

I have a couple of questions about the schwalbe big apple and the schwalbe marathon cross.

How difficult are schwalbe tires to mount? I am using rhyno lite rims on my commuter, and I am not keen...
03-10-06, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,341
Posted By GreenFix

Use whichever finger you are comfortable with. ...

Use whichever finger you are comfortable with. There is not right way to do it. If you are comfortable you will make fewer errors.

I also dislike how slippery brake levers can be. I use...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-06, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By GreenFix

Why? I am not trying to razz you, I am just...

Why?

I am not trying to razz you, I am just curious about your reasoning.

Performance has some semislicks on sale for less than $20. THey have some true slicks for less than $20 and some for...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-06, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By GreenFix

Thanks for the replies. To be more clear, I...

Thanks for the replies.

To be more clear, I have one jacket (a white coat) that I am supposed to be wearing. I might be able to leave that at work, but I am unclear on the availability of locker...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-06, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By GreenFix

Wardrobe

I am going to be starting a new job soon where I need to be presentable everyday (tie, jacket, dress shoes pants, etc.). This is quite different from my current job where pantsw and a shirt stuffed...
11-23-05, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,864
Posted By GreenFix

I used deore hubs for a while, and foudn they...

I used deore hubs for a while, and foudn they were fine. I am not a big guy. If you do get deore hubs and destroy the freehub body, it can be replaced. And I believe you can replace it with an XT...
11-15-05, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By GreenFix

I do not come around the forums as much as I used...

I do not come around the forums as much as I used to, but I am also a single speeder. I have ridden a geared bike on the trails once in the last year, and I do not plan on doing it anytime soon. In...
11-11-05, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By GreenFix

I run an avid disk on teh front and an avid...

I run an avid disk on teh front and an avid single digit 7 on the back of my bike, and it is a great combination. I was running an avid front and an XT linear on the back of another bike I had, and...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-05, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,033
Posted By GreenFix

Has anyone tried the SKS race blades? Are they...

Has anyone tried the SKS race blades? Are they totally useless?

I have an Allez sport ('03) that I use for road riding and commuting, and I would like to throw some real fenders on there. Right...
10-14-05, 06:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,661
Posted By GreenFix

I know this is an old thread, but I just saw it...

I know this is an old thread, but I just saw it and thought I would respond.

I went to a fully rigid bike this year, and I love it. The steering is precise and it climbs like a rocket. I had a...
09-13-05, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By GreenFix

I think that good tire characteristics for roots...

I think that good tire characteristics for roots and roack would include a soft rubber compound, a high tpi count (for increased deflection), and I am not sure about the tread pattern.

The Karmas...
09-12-05, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By GreenFix

Here is another post that does not answer your...

Here is another post that does not answer your question directly. What PSI are you running? Try lower. If that does not work go lower, if that does not work go lower. If you pinch flat, go a...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-05, 06:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,979
Posted By GreenFix

Wow. Neat to see this old thing revived. ...

Wow. Neat to see this old thing revived.

That spherebright looks like the same technology that is in the DOT reflective paint.

As far as teh bike I was modifying, it went through a coupel...
08-08-05, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By GreenFix

Not true for riding. Maximum braking power...

Not true for riding. Maximum braking power occurs just before lock up. Once you lock the wheel, you have significantly less braking power.
08-08-05, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By GreenFix

TLR, Check this...

TLR,

Check this (http://www.mtbr.com/faq/ssfaq.shtml) out to answer your questions.

I could help you out if you gave more specifics. I converted an old scott mountain bike using nothing but...
08-04-05, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By GreenFix

Amen to that. Trials riding looks like a...

Amen to that.

Trials riding looks like a lot of fun, but I do not really have the time to develop the skills. Someday.

40 years from now, I'll be the retiree hopping across the benches at the...
08-03-05, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By GreenFix

I figured people must have seen that before. I...

I figured people must have seen that before. I am not sure what he did wrong, but I am sure I would not to repeat it. I figure the best way for me to avoid something like that is to avoid trying to...
08-03-05, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By GreenFix

Trials?

There was a thread a week or so ago about when not to use your front brake.

This made me think of that thread

http://www.hansrey.com/lessons/crash.mpg

I am pretty sure the front brake had...
08-03-05, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By GreenFix

I am not sure which mavic rims you are running. ...

I am not sure which mavic rims you are running.

On cheapo weinman zac 19s and a no name rim, I have run some IRC slicks, and performance brand slicks with no problem. I weigh 170, but carry a 40...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-05, 07:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,650
Posted By GreenFix

Off road Commute- 33:19 mountain bike On road...

Off road Commute- 33:19 mountain bike
On road Commute- Triple ring roadie

Up and coming wet weather bike- drop bar mountain bike with slicks. In a month my job will be moving, and I will...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-05, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By GreenFix

I had a similar experience a couple of weeks ago....

I had a similar experience a couple of weeks ago. I was riding along at around 20 mph, on the white line, and I could hear an engine coming up close to me and backing off, coming close and backing...
07-25-05, 12:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,521
Posted By GreenFix

I agree with Gorsar. You can get great...

I agree with Gorsar. You can get great performance with V brakes. There is a set of Avid SD7 with SD7 levers on sale at pricepoint right now for around $70. I have a SD7 on the front of 1 bike and...
07-25-05, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,673
Posted By GreenFix

KHS Soma fabrications Gunnar JensonUSA Zion...

KHS
Soma fabrications
Gunnar
JensonUSA Zion
Customs:Waltworks, Curtlo, Wily, etc., etc.

Depending on your budget, there are still a lot of steel bikes out there.
07-25-05, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By GreenFix

Here is mine. I am not sure what year it is, but...

Here is mine. I am not sure what year it is, but it was a garbage heap find. I built up the frame with Deore level components and other bargain items I found. It is a solid trail bike. This one...
07-21-05, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,524
Posted By GreenFix

cleaning: I let the mud dry on, then wipe it...

cleaning:

I let the mud dry on, then wipe it off with a rag or towel.

Having a single speed helps a lot wiht the clean up.
07-20-05, 11:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,005
Posted By GreenFix

I hear you. Lift/pedal kick/do something. You...

I hear you. Lift/pedal kick/do something. You could almost see the air compressed out of his body when he hit. I like the guy at the bottom of the run watching him crash that falls over himself as...
07-20-05, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,005
Posted By GreenFix

Nice video. I have had a few of those...

Nice video.

I have had a few of those myself.

It also illustrates how some obstacles can be easier at speed. On his lead up I was thinking, pedal, pedal.
07-20-05, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By GreenFix

Are you sure it is the width of the tires that is...

Are you sure it is the width of the tires that is the problem? Have you tried different air pressures? I currently have kenda Karma 2.0 tires on my bike, and I like them. There are times that...
07-19-05, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By GreenFix

Did you check the air in your tires? Everyone...

Did you check the air in your tires? Everyone else is probably right, but that would be a simple solution.
06-30-05, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 750
Posted By GreenFix

Joe, Check your PM. GF

Joe,

Check your PM.

GF
06-30-05, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 750
Posted By GreenFix

The only VT100 event I know of is the...

The only VT100 event I know of is the ultramarathon. I am not familiar with any 100 mile mountain bike race around here (maybe 24hours of great glen comes the closest). Most horse people do not...
06-30-05, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 750
Posted By GreenFix

Hey Joe, You got some good advice. I...

Hey Joe,

You got some good advice.

I have ridden part of the VT 50 the past two years as a sweep crew. It is a gorgeous course and it is very well run. Skunk you will have a blast. You...
06-01-05, 11:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,423
Posted By GreenFix

I ride up hills. I am unsure whether you are...

I ride up hills.

I am unsure whether you are asking if people ride up the particular trails you rode in Georgia, or if people ride up long hills in general. Around here (northern New England)...
06-01-05, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,817
Posted By GreenFix

It is not quite the same. In theory the flex of...

It is not quite the same. In theory the flex of the stays/elastomer keeps the wheel in contact with the ground over smaller bumps.

A sprung seat or seatpost keeps you in contact with the bike,...
05-27-05, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By GreenFix

Badass for sure. I heard yesterday that T....

Badass for sure. I heard yesterday that T. Michaud was running 42:16 on the single speed when he won last year.

I have only ridden the first 35 - 40 miles of the course. There is some sweet...
05-26-05, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By GreenFix

I have only ridden there once. I think we rode...

I have only ridden there once. I think we rode the darling hill side, but it was after I pulled an all nighter finishing up my thesis, so it is a bit fuzzy. One of the guys I was with rides a...
05-26-05, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By GreenFix

Thanks. I am definitely enjoying it. I'm...

Thanks. I am definitely enjoying it. I'm running 33:19, and it is just about right for me and the terrain.
05-26-05, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By GreenFix

That fills up very early every year. Sometimes...

That fills up very early every year. Sometimes you can get in off the wait list. I have never raced it, but I have ridden on a sweep crew the past two years. The course is wonderful and the people...
05-26-05, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By GreenFix

I have not ridden the trail cleanly yet, but I...

I have not ridden the trail cleanly yet, but I rode it on Saturday with the single speed, and it was the closest I have ever come. It was also the fastest I have ever ridden the trail. I think that...
05-25-05, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By GreenFix

Sorry to dredge up this old thread. I do not...

Sorry to dredge up this old thread. I do not spend much time on these forums anymore, but I got some great advice when I did including psyklnuts advice above. I took your advice psyklnut, and my...
03-28-05, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By GreenFix

I think this is one of the reasons given for this...

I think this is one of the reasons given for this set up. It is supposed to reduce cable rub. I am going to try it myself this season.
03-25-05, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By GreenFix

Like people have said the set up is pretty...

Like people have said the set up is pretty straight forward.

One of the more interesting techniques for routing the cable I have seen was posted on the MTBR forum.

Someone cut the end of a...
03-25-05, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By GreenFix

Thanks for the responses. I could not...

Thanks for the responses.

I could not think of a reason why it would not , and you all have confirmed my thoughts.

As to why, I run my front brake on the right, and as my bars are set up now...
03-24-05, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By GreenFix

twist shifter, opposite side of bar

Has anyone mounted a right grip shifter on the left side of the handlebar?

I am thinking of trying out grip shifts on my beater commuter, and for various reasons, I would like to mount the rear...
01-17-05, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,829
Posted By GreenFix

I recently started riding a bike that has a Scott...

I recently started riding a bike that has a Scott AT3? bar. It is one of those bars with integrated bar ends. It is a totally natural position for out of the saddle climbing, which I do plenty of...
01-17-05, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By GreenFix

I ride in NH, and this year I plan on riding all...

I ride in NH, and this year I plan on riding all year. So far so good. Are you riding on the road or off the road? I have been riding off road, and so far this year (a relatively warm year), I...
01-17-05, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By GreenFix

Great thanks for the info. A friend of...

Great thanks for the info.

A friend of mine lent me some home made studded tires (Farmer Johns with 100 sheet metal screws per tire), and I liked it so much I decided to get my own tires.
...
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