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Forum: Commuting
05-17-07, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,416
Posted By SchreiberBike

Thanks a bunch folks. I'll be assembling over the...

Thanks a bunch folks. I'll be assembling over the weekend and I'll let you know how it rides.
Forum: Commuting
05-16-07, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,416
Posted By SchreiberBike

Convert old road bike to upright

I've got an early 80's vintage mid-range Fuji road bike that I need to convert to a commuter for someone who wants to sit up and ride rather than bend over and use the drops. Money is a factor.

I...
10-06-05, 10:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,602
Posted By SchreiberBike

Damning news for Lance

According to this news story: Yahoo News (http://sports.yahoo.com/sc/news?slug=afp-cyclingusaarmstrong&prov=afp&type=lgns), a respected doctor in the cycling community, Dr. Prentice Steffen, "has...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-05, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,669
Posted By SchreiberBike

Fritz at Champaign Cycle is a great guy. He...

Fritz at Champaign Cycle is a great guy. He helped me with some highly custom stuff for riding with one leg a while back. Then he wouldn't take any money for it. I brought them pizza at least and I...
08-18-05, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By SchreiberBike

I found decent moderately knobby 27" tires at a...

I found decent moderately knobby 27" tires at a local bike shop. The owner said he keeps them in stock to turn old bikes into hybrids to sell to college students. They were Kenda brand.
08-18-05, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By SchreiberBike

It's a fun if macabre project. I kept the...

It's a fun if macabre project.

I kept the right rear dropout and most of the downtube. The right rear dropout just seemed like the point where I had poured years and years and miles and miles of...
08-17-05, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By SchreiberBike

What parts of frame to keep?

I recently cut up my old steel frame which Iíve had since 1979. This was my primary bike for many years and was a beater/winter bike for a while, then it became my one legged fixer. It had lots of...
08-17-05, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By SchreiberBike

Iíve been winter riding for years, mostly on road...

Iíve been winter riding for years, mostly on road in Illinois. I kept the bike relatively clean, but certainly didnít wipe it down after every ride. I kept expecting that it would rust out and break...
08-10-05, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By SchreiberBike

Thanks for the ideas and the support. Iím not...

Thanks for the ideas and the support. Iím not riding at all. Iím learning to juggle, I can juggle three clubs pretty well, do lots of tricks with three balls and. Iím working on juggling four balls....
08-08-05, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By SchreiberBike

Sold my good bike today Ė feeling sad

Iíve been riding with varying degrees of seriousness for over 25 years. Iíve had knee trouble for the past eight years Ė surgery twice Ė riding with one leg for some time Ė now not riding at all...
10-07-04, 11:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,772
Posted By SchreiberBike

A little involved, but check out this link...

A little involved, but check out this link ICEBIKE SHOE (http://johnschreiber.tripod.com/icebikeshoe/) .
09-07-04, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,590
Posted By SchreiberBike

The stuff used for lawn signs works well. It's...

The stuff used for lawn signs works well. It's like cardboard, but stiff plastic. I used pop rivits to attach mine to the front fender and they work like a charm.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-04, 05:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,590
Posted By SchreiberBike

Pain: When the other knee starts to go bad too. ...

Pain: When the other knee starts to go bad too.

Pain: Not being able to ride for over a month.

Pain: Not sure you'll ever be able to ride seriously again.

Pain: Seeing more orthopedic...
07-01-04, 03:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,804
Posted By SchreiberBike

Perhaps that is what annoyed me so, the original...

Perhaps that is what annoyed me so, the original poster claimed to be looking for excuses, then when someone responded with excuses, the original poster began debating.

It also bothered me to see...
07-01-04, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,804
Posted By SchreiberBike

Has anyone found that arguing this issue makes...

Has anyone found that arguing this issue makes any difference? I find that it's like the thing about arguing with a pig. Very quickly people on both sides of this issue start to look like the pig.
...
07-01-04, 11:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,804
Posted By SchreiberBike

How about: I live in the world and every decision...

How about: I live in the world and every decision I make involves some element of risk, some great some small. In my judgment I am willing to accept the risk of occasionally riding my bike without my...
06-30-04, 01:44 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 23,045
Posted By SchreiberBike

SchreiberBike - In other contexts, I might have...

SchreiberBike - In other contexts, I might have to explain that Bike means bicycle, but here I think it's implied. Schreiber is of course my last name, but in german it means writer - seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-04, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 754
Posted By SchreiberBike

The corn has just gotten tall enough to hide a...

The corn has just gotten tall enough to hide a car. As many of the country roads have completely uncontrolled intersections with no stop signs in either direction, common sense says that you should...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-04, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 754
Posted By SchreiberBike

My favorite shadow is just before sunset when I'm...

My favorite shadow is just before sunset when I'm riding north or south. The shadow of the bottom of the tire and rim is about a foot long on the road and the rest of the wheel is a long oval going...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-04, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By SchreiberBike

Khuon, Nice find on chart. I've book marked it...

Khuon, Nice find on chart. I've book marked it for future use. Mark Hickey is the greatest. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-04, 08:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,997
Posted By SchreiberBike

Gorgeous. I wish I were you. Or at least I wish I...

Gorgeous. I wish I were you. Or at least I wish I were getting a custom Eisentraut.
Forum: Commuting
06-29-04, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,279
Posted By SchreiberBike

Most of the people I run into with attitude like...

Most of the people I run into with attitude like that . . . drive cars.
06-28-04, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,371
Posted By SchreiberBike

Older aluminum rims were typically shiny on all...

Older aluminum rims were typically shiny on all surfaces including the breaking surface and they worked just fine. Recently (in the last 20 years) it has been seen as desirable to have anodized...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-04, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,509
Posted By SchreiberBike

I'm sure you would be happy with either one. Most...

I'm sure you would be happy with either one. Most of the reasons to prefer one over the other are emotional, but emotional reasons are still important.

The only place where there is any functional...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-04, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,972
Posted By SchreiberBike

I don't know this for a fact, but I'd be willing...

I don't know this for a fact, but I'd be willing to bet a small amount of money that many of the pedals you see which are branded by someone else (Nashbar, Performance etc.) are actually made by...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-04, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By SchreiberBike

So Chris, Is it true that you work for the...

So Chris, Is it true that you work for the Queensland Tourist Board and you post all these great stories of bicycle community adventure in hopes that we will come and visit and increase tourism...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-04, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,266
Posted By SchreiberBike

10.2 miles each way. 20.4 round trip. All but a...

10.2 miles each way. 20.4 round trip. All but a bit completely rural.
06-28-04, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By SchreiberBike

I made my big ring into a chain guard by snapping...

I made my big ring into a chain guard by snapping off the teeth. I just adjusted a Crescent wrench to grab them then bent them off one at a time. Then I cleaned it up with a file. It really took very...
06-28-04, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By SchreiberBike

I put together this website on how to make shoes...

I put together this website on how to make shoes for cold weather biking, but it would be easy to adapt to work shoes if you wanted. IceBike Shoe (http://johnschreiber.tripod.com/icebikeshoe/).
...
06-28-04, 09:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,705
Posted By SchreiberBike

I take it back, I had some PBS music show on last...

I take it back, I had some PBS music show on last night while I was cleaning the house and my daughter said that it was Cheryl Crow.

I know nothing about music, but she wasn't half bad. She...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-04, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,600
Posted By SchreiberBike

What stake do the team sponsors have in this? I'd...

What stake do the team sponsors have in this? I'd be willing to bet that the US Postal Service has no interest in sponsoring a team associating with doping, and I'd bet that their contract with the...
06-25-04, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,121
Posted By SchreiberBike

I've had similar experiences, but there are no...

I've had similar experiences, but there are no cattle around here. I wonder what those little guys eat on when I'm not out there having a flat tire.

67 bites owwwieee!!!
Forum: Commuting
06-25-04, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By SchreiberBike

Congratulations! The first one is the hardest, it...

Congratulations! The first one is the hardest, it just keeps getting easier. Then sometimes it gets hard after the excitement is gone, but you got started. Congratulations again.

I find a pannier...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-04, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By SchreiberBike

Sounds like you were part of a "performance art"...

Sounds like you were part of a "performance art" piece.

I can't come up with anything in my experience which even comes close.
Forum: Commuting
06-25-04, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By SchreiberBike

This makes sense and that's how I read the law...

This makes sense and that's how I read the law too. But my experience is that the law doesn't apply in this situation. (I know that's a dangerous assumption.)

Why would it be legal for a car to...
06-25-04, 08:13 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,274,437
Posted By SchreiberBike

But tell us. How do you feel about taxis?

But tell us. How do you feel about taxis?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-04, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By SchreiberBike

Depends on your tolerance for punishment. If you...

Depends on your tolerance for punishment. If you get dropped will you be able to find your way back home?

It might be worth checking at LBSs to see if other less intense group rides are...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-04, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By SchreiberBike

The law is unclear, but I find it safe with the...

The law is unclear, but I find it safe with the following warnings.

Make sure there is enough room and that if cars start up again there will still be enough room
Be prepared for passenger doors...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-04, 04:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,216
Posted By SchreiberBike

I occasionally see one. The other day one of the...

I occasionally see one. The other day one of the club rides went by me and there were probably 15 people in the group. The average is less than one though.

In the country outside of Champaign,...
06-24-04, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By SchreiberBike

I used to ride fixed for a couple of hundred...

I used to ride fixed for a couple of hundred miles every spring as part of training back in the mid 1980s.

I've been riding fixed exclusively now for about a year, but that's because it works best...
06-24-04, 09:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,705
Posted By SchreiberBike

So who is Cheryl Crow anyway. I could Google it,...

So who is Cheryl Crow anyway. I could Google it, but that would show that I care.

She sings right?
06-24-04, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By SchreiberBike

My favorite quote from his site "I wanted to ride...

My favorite quote from his site "I wanted to ride the bike home that day, but now the bike is so tall that power lines would get in the way."
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-04, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,498
Posted By SchreiberBike

I've got bar end shifters on one bike and STIs on...

I've got bar end shifters on one bike and STIs on the other. The bar ends are about 10% less convenient than STIs and I do shift a little less often, but they are 100% reliable and a darn shake...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-04, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By SchreiberBike

Man, that's not lame. That's an epic ride. You...

Man, that's not lame. That's an epic ride. You won't forget that one for a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-04, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By SchreiberBike

This recent thread LINK...

This recent thread LINK (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=55775&highlight=consumer+reports) answers that question quite well.

- and welcome to the forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-04, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By SchreiberBike

Schwinn was a great name for nearly a century...

Schwinn was a great name for nearly a century (making good bikes at a variety of quality levels). They went bankrupt some years back and their name was purchased only for marketing purposes. Bikes...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-04, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By SchreiberBike

Assuming he's smart enough to work a remote...

Assuming he's smart enough to work a remote control, he knows everything you do about his health and his outlook on life. Most likely all you can do is provide a good example and support him when he...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-04, 08:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,372
Posted By SchreiberBike

All but a bit of my commute is through rural...

All but a bit of my commute is through rural areas. And by big city standards, the whole thing, including one stop light, is rural. When I drive, it's 8.5 miles in about 12 minutes. When I ride it's...
06-23-04, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,335
Posted By SchreiberBike

I've heard of people using the Liquid Paper pens...

I've heard of people using the Liquid Paper pens to highlight lug edges. It's not quite up to professional standards, but it does the job. See Sheldon Brown (http://www.sheldonbrown.org/quickbeam/),...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-04, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By SchreiberBike

I've seen a lot of contradictory information...

I've seen a lot of contradictory information about crank arm length and I'm sure you'll get a lot here. It does make sense that larger people are going to be more bio-mechanically fit to longer crank...
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