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05-11-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,836
Posted By Crashola

"There are two things that won't last long in...

"There are two things that won't last long in this world, and that's dogs chasing cars and pros putting for pars." Lee Trevino
05-11-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,396
Posted By Crashola

The QR nut rests against the claw bolt, so I...

The QR nut rests against the claw bolt, so I cannot pull the axle all the way back in the slot on the driveline side. The QR nuts are serrated to get a bite as described above.

Insofar as the...
05-10-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,232
Posted By Crashola

I had a crank that kept loosening on me and...

I had a crank that kept loosening on me and driving me nuts. I ended up torquing the hell out of the crank bolt with a beastly breaker bar and it has been riding fine ever since. :fred:
05-10-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,396
Posted By Crashola

I don't think so. But I will confirm. As...

I don't think so. But I will confirm.

As for the Velo Orange QRs I posted, I don't think they would work. They state for 130-135mm rear spacing. I think older bikes like my Super Course are...
05-10-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,396
Posted By Crashola

Still an issue . . .

Update on this problem. I have tried several things to fix the problem without much luck. First, I tried to tighten up the QR in hopes it would hold better. But a few miles of city riding would bump...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 998
Posted By Crashola

I had some Glacier Gloves for quite a while. I...

I had some Glacier Gloves for quite a while. I also had the same experience as others -- no breathability, sweating hands, and cold hands as a result. After a few years they REALLY started to...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,061
Posted By Crashola

I commute a whopping 1.4 miles each way on flat...

I commute a whopping 1.4 miles each way on flat city streets. :thumb: I have to take my bike up a parking ramp elevator and keep it in a locked bike closet in our building, which adds a few...
04-26-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 51,114
Views: 6,622,022
Posted By Crashola

https://boise.craigslist.org/bik/d/rare-miyata-one...

https://boise.craigslist.org/bik/d/rare-miyata-one-thousand/6562913867.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00Y0Y_4cocdNBydPz_600x450.jpg


Seller's description: "Have all original parts,...
Forum: Touring
04-09-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 71,984
Posted By Crashola

Looks comfy!

Looks comfy!
12-15-17, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,396
Posted By Crashola

Thanks for all of the feedback. There is room in...

Thanks for all of the feedback. There is room in my dropout (maybe 1/4 inch) , but the bolt holding the derailleur hanger onto the frame prevents the axle from sliding all the way back. The QR knob...
12-14-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,396
Posted By Crashola

Rear tire rubbing -- am I SOL?

I am having some maddening issues on my old Raleigh Supercourse. After tossing a defective Performance Forte 27 X 1.25 rear tire (the bead was separating from the sidewall), I picked up some...
12-01-17, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,410
Posted By Crashola

No kidding! If you have to drag your power...

No kidding! If you have to drag your power washer out because a little elbow grease and your garden hose aren't getting the job done, then something is wrong.
12-01-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,790
Posted By Crashola

I doubt the friends and family of these people...

I doubt the friends and family of these people were "mildly annoyed"

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/15/crash-cyclist-shouted-charlie-alliston-pedestrian-lay-wounded
...
12-01-17, 01:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,671
Posted By Crashola

By broken down I meant taken apart and put into a...

By broken down I meant taken apart and put into a hard case. My plan is to just strap that to my rack. I did read one blog where the hunters didn't care for the handlebar method and, instead,...
12-01-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,671
Posted By Crashola

Our local Corps of Engineers and MTB bike club...

Our local Corps of Engineers and MTB bike club just proposed some new trails through good chukar country. Once I figure out a way to transport my broken-down shotgun on my Plus bike, you can bet me...
12-01-17, 10:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,671
Posted By Crashola

I will just echo what others have said. Blaze...

I will just echo what others have said. Blaze orange is a very unnatural color and, for lack of a better description, screams "don't shoot me" when you see it in the outdoors. That's why any wise...
12-01-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17,375
Views: 2,655,062
Posted By Crashola

Throw in the yellow cable thing and we've got a...

Throw in the yellow cable thing and we've got a deal!! :thumb::thumb:
11-30-17, 05:05 PM
Replies: 51,114
Views: 6,622,022
Posted By Crashola

I confess I don't know much about this one. ...

I confess I don't know much about this one. Perhaps it is worth it to a collector. The seller is our local bike coop.

https://images.craigslist.org/00o0o_5RgFrTWV0Ml_600x450.jpg
...
11-30-17, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,790
Posted By Crashola

I concur with the earlier posts to wear blaze...

I concur with the earlier posts to wear blaze orange and avoid low-light times of day. Your chances of getting shot are extremely low. Nothing in nature looks like blaze orange and it is...
11-30-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,787
Posted By Crashola

Agreed. My brother-in-law has some very nasty...

Agreed. My brother-in-law has some very nasty scars on his leg from a dog attack while he was on a mountain bike ride. If the dog is aggressive and large enough to harm me, I will do what it takes...
11-30-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17,375
Views: 2,655,062
Posted By Crashola

If you are a male, you are going to need some...

If you are a male, you are going to need some Hard Rocks when that down tube fails!
Forum: Fatbikes
11-30-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By Crashola

Fenders

I have a 27.5+ bike that I plan to use when we get snow here in the valley. Any suggestions on user-friendly clip-on fenders for plus or fat bikes?
11-30-17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,171
Posted By Crashola

I am in a similar situation. But my commute is...

I am in a similar situation. But my commute is very short and flat. And I am loathe to have to change in or out of any clothes when I get to my office. Jeans are okay here, but I usually go a...
11-30-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 26,554
Posted By Crashola

It's standard stuff. The court sets a quick...

It's standard stuff. The court sets a quick trial date to comply with the Speedy Trial Act. The defendant says he needs more time to prepare for trial and waives his speedy trial rights. The trial...
11-30-17, 10:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,786
Posted By Crashola

I also live in a relatively low-crime area. ...

I also live in a relatively low-crime area. Although I commute most days, our office has a bike storage room with key card access. So most of the time when I lock it up outside, its at a grocery...
11-29-17, 12:21 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 26,554
Posted By Crashola

Status

For those who are curious, I checked the docket and trial has been continued until May 29, 2018.
10-04-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17,375
Views: 2,655,062
Posted By Crashola

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/raleigh-raci...

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/raleigh-racing-bike-rare/6327866712.html

The super rare Raleigh has already dropped $400 since you posted it.
10-04-17, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,228
Posted By Crashola

My bike came from a flipper who put 27"...

My bike came from a flipper who put 27" Performance Forte Strada STs on it. I am happy with the ride and the zero punctures to date. But I dread the day I have to change one on the road. They are...
09-21-17, 02:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,412
Posted By Crashola

I recently installed a BB-UN55 and ran into a...

I recently installed a BB-UN55 and ran into a similar problem. I have a Bikehand fitting tool and it only seemed to fit one end of the BB well. On one side (I cant recall which) the tool fit nicely...
09-21-17, 01:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,384
Posted By Crashola

Man, that looked familiar. For me it wasn't a...

Man, that looked familiar. For me it wasn't a roundabout, but a sharp curve in a wet park road. I came in hot, leaned into the turn, and next thing I knew me and the bike were sliding along the...
09-21-17, 12:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,442
Posted By Crashola

We also have several different locks. My wife...

We also have several different locks. My wife parks her bike outside her office all day, so she uses our Kryptonite Evolution Mini U-lock. We have a card key access bike locker in my building, so...
09-21-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,214
Posted By Crashola

I thought of the Townie too. Step through design...

I thought of the Townie too. Step through design and their "flat foot technology" permitting the rider to put both feet flat on the ground while sitting in the seat. It could be a good choice.
...
09-15-17, 12:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,335
Posted By Crashola

Messing with the emissions system can also void...

Messing with the emissions system can also void your vehicle warranty.
09-14-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 51,114
Views: 6,622,022
Posted By Crashola

https://images.craigslist.org/00x0x_6p0nabqkO5k_60...

https://images.craigslist.org/00x0x_6p0nabqkO5k_600x450.jpg

https://boise.craigslist.org/bik/d/trek-bike/6272500755.html


Picture doesn't provide much to evaluate -- other than the seat is...
09-06-17, 12:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,602
Posted By Crashola

Yes, it is. Whitefish Pilot - Local News,...

Yes, it is.
Whitefish Pilot - Local News, Fond memories from times at Sperry Chalet (http://www.whitefishpilot.com/article/20170905/ARTICLE/170909981)
09-06-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,602
Posted By Crashola

The air quality here in Idaho is just brutal. I...

The air quality here in Idaho is just brutal. I think we are catching smoke from several directions. The Boise airport is currently reporting 1.25 miles visibility in smoke.

I read an article...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-17, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Crashola

Yikes!

Yikes!
08-30-17, 09:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,748
Posted By Crashola

I just ordered a bottom bracket from Niagara...

I just ordered a bottom bracket from Niagara yesterday via Amazon. Estimated delivery date is Sept. 7-12. We will see if they can pull it off.
Forum: Commuting
08-30-17, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Crashola

My wife has one of these. She added a rack and a...

My wife has one of these. She added a rack and a pannier. So she commutes on it, goes shopping with it, and uses it to get all over the place. She loves it.
...
08-29-17, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By Crashola

Interesting thread. I've certainly noticed a big...

Interesting thread. I've certainly noticed a big difference in mountain bikes. My 2010-era mountain bike was almost silent when coasting. Until about a month ago, we lived on a hilly street that...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,904
Posted By Crashola

Here's a pic of our local MUP: ...

Here's a pic of our local MUP:

https://www.top-ten-travel-list.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/P32864201-1024x768.jpg
Forum: Commuting
08-29-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,566
Posted By Crashola

I commuted most of this summer (~1.5 miles)...

I commuted most of this summer (~1.5 miles) wearing my work clothes. However, I didn't have to worry about a jacket or tie. Just slacks and a buttondown shirt. We don't get the humidity here that...
08-29-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,572
Posted By Crashola

Comments sections on newspaper websites are...

Comments sections on newspaper websites are always a cesspool of crazy statements. Some couldn't even comment about the death of a cyclist without accusing others of racism.
08-25-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,542
Posted By Crashola

Msds

Maybe the MSDS provides more info?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9htWzHYeW2IOTFseng4MDdUOTE2aVB6S2RteGMyZXBROERJ/view

I won't even attempt to decipher it and leave that to those among us...
08-25-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,542
Posted By Crashola

I was looking at that too about the clearcoat. ...

I was looking at that too about the clearcoat. At $17 a can each for the colorcoat and the clearcoat, the $$ will add up pretty quickly.
08-25-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,542
Posted By Crashola

I have not used it, but I am interested in giving...

I have not used it, but I am interested in giving it a try. Here is one review I found online:

Review: Spray.Bike paint | road.cc (http://road.cc/content/review/199463-spraybike-paint)
08-24-17, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Posted By Crashola

That stuff looks interesting as an alternative to...

That stuff looks interesting as an alternative to typical rattle can paints or fussing with automotive paints. I will be painting a Super Course soon myself. Please give us a report of your...
08-23-17, 09:18 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 14,383
Posted By Crashola

I live in Idaho. So yes, I "yield" at stop...

I live in Idaho. So yes, I "yield" at stop signs. And I stop at red lights and proceed if it is clear. :p
08-22-17, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,650
Posted By Crashola

Coaster brakes on a 70's banana bike in the rural...

Coaster brakes on a 70's banana bike in the rural US were the bomb. Locking up that rear wheel and doing a hockey stop was a blast and looked cool as hell. Especially on gravel!
Forum: Commuting
08-22-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,129
Posted By Crashola

I was also amazed at how bright the sun got...

I was also amazed at how bright the sun got immediately after totality ended. One second, you are viewing it without any eye protection. And the next, you have to put your eclipse glasses back on. ...
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