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07-07-13, 03:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,885
Posted By episodic

Crank arm - left - square taper question

Hi, I've determined I need to replace the left crank arm on my son's bike. Even after tightening to correct tightness, it keeps coming loose - so rounded off.

On his crank arm it is stamped LASCO....
04-05-13, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,415
Posted By episodic

Serious injury death warning on my new pedals - question

Bought some eggbeater 1's to put on my salsa road bike. I had some older diadora road shoes that have the three hole pattern AND the 2 hole pattern. Way back when, I used them for a while with SPD...
03-14-13, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,201
Posted By episodic

3 chains = 1 cassette? Hard rule?

I've had my Salsa Casseroll for around 6000 miles now. I'm about to replace my third chain. I replace my chains about a month after they enter .75 stretch - long before they go to 1.0 stretch (per...
06-12-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By episodic

You guys are over my head here. I was looking at...

You guys are over my head here. I was looking at putting a shimano un54 bottom bracket on. Is that an 'external' bb?
06-12-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By episodic

Tiagra Shifters 9 speed compatibility question?

Hi. I have a salsa casseroll 2011.

It has tiagra shifters, sora front and tiagra back derailleurs.
The front is a triple - sugino.

I'd like to move to a compact double. I'm going to go ahead...
Forum: Triathlon
06-04-12, 12:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 787
Posted By episodic

Running question - heel issue - no pain - but weird (new runner)

Hi,

I've been a biker for 3 years. I recently decided to start running. I'm at the end of the 'couch to 5k thing' and I've got a 5k down now in under 23 minutes.

I've been wearing barefoot...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By episodic

Talk to me about float and clipless systems

Hi. I tried a Shimano SPD system last year. Within weeks, my knee pain was severe. I adjusted cleats till I was blue in the face. Gave up and put MKS touring pedals and half clips on my road bike....
05-18-12, 10:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,350
Posted By episodic

It actually is a 25" . . . :P I'll...

It actually is a 25" . . . :P



I'll take pics tomorrow.
05-18-12, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,350
Posted By episodic

1989 Raleigh Alyeska 27"

Hi. I just bought an 89 Raleigh Alyeska 27.

It has a 6 speed on back - a triple on the front. It has 27 inch rims.

What can you guys tell me about this bike? I paid $150 for it. It seemed...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By episodic

Hey guys help a cyclist on a budget - need advice.

My bike riding has seen the following bikes:

When I was a super clyde - I started with a Fuji Crosstown (comfort bike). Rode that till the wheels fell off.

Got a Surly Cross Check at 275 - rode...
02-11-12, 07:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,864
Posted By episodic

Thank you ! One is ordered.

Thank you ! One is ordered.
11-27-11, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By episodic

This - works pretty well you know :) Been doing...

This - works pretty well you know :) Been doing just that for 2 years now. The cold wet weather has slowed me down and made me think more :P -sigh
11-27-11, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By episodic

Even though I ride alot - I'm new to...

Even though I ride alot - I'm new to understanding alot of this stuff, could you elaborate?
11-27-11, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By episodic

You guys are right, I'll look for a used road...

You guys are right, I'll look for a used road bike for the spring. I guess I could get a lighter saddle (instead of a sprung brooks) and take off my racks for a while.
11-27-11, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By episodic

IS getting a 2nd set of wheels easy? Or should I just be looking at a 2nd bike?

I have a Salsa Casseroll that fits me like a glove. I love it. Lately, I've been trying to hang with an 'a' group on it - and I do a remarkable job considering they are on carbon stuff.

Near the...
11-24-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By episodic

Which truing stand?

I'm looking at getting one of these two:
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1030613_-1___

or
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1030340_-1___

Ive...
11-06-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By episodic

My gluten avoidance has came from wanting to...

My gluten avoidance has came from wanting to adopt a more primal diet. I'm operating on the guise that since added sweetners to everything and cheap flour came about since the 40's - no matter how...
11-06-11, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,644
Posted By episodic

brooks b17 all the way for me get the imperial...

brooks b17 all the way for me get the imperial for groin cutout
11-06-11, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By episodic

Thanks fixed pic

Thanks fixed pic
11-05-11, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By episodic

Still riding. Did a quick 50 miler today. (now with working pic)

225909

Picture fixed hopefully.



I'm getting into the solid below clyde weight now. I took this pic 5lbs ago. . . need to get a new one:


Just thought I'd stop by and post that I broke...
11-05-11, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 756
Posted By episodic

Be real. Adopt it as a lifestyle. Make...

Be real.

Adopt it as a lifestyle.

Make friends with people with similar goals.

Buy clothes before you fit in them.

I've personally had great luck with eliminating gluten, grains, rice,...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15,279
Views: 11,130,307
Posted By episodic

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6003/6016036146_fc5...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6003/6016036146_fc54a3f660_b.jpg

1999 Gary Fisher Aquila - found at a garage sale. Want to replace fork with a surly 1x1 fork.
10-07-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,125
Posted By episodic

Where can I get decent wheels built online?

I've seen a few places online - where would you order a decent handbuilt wheelset designed to last for a while? I'm willing to spend 200-300. I don't race - would rather be reliable and strong.
...
10-06-11, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By episodic

just a 30 something guy now WTG Danielle -...

just a 30 something guy now

WTG Danielle - even more so than me.
10-05-11, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By episodic

WHat is the easiest way to mount a regular digital camera to a helmet?

I've been taping it - that is cumbersome. Is there something available that lets you use the tripod hole somehow?
10-05-11, 04:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By episodic

started june 2010 - my first bike ride was around...

started june 2010 - my first bike ride was around the block literally.
10-04-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By episodic

People don't ask me how I lost weight anymore

Seems word has got round that I just go on and on about cycling 50-80 miles a week and radically changing diet and eliminating processed carbs and sweet tea/sodas while also limiting portions....
10-04-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,233
Posted By episodic

I once turned on a manhole while it was wet....

I once turned on a manhole while it was wet. Learned a valuable lesson that day. Avoid metal like plague.
09-27-11, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By episodic

I got 2 new tires for free from a picky fried - which to mount where (mismatched)

Hi I have a 25mm and a 28mm road tire that each is basically new (less than 300 miles).

Which would you put on front of a bike for long rides? I have 32's now that came with my bike. I've read...
09-25-11, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By episodic

Can I run a 25mm tire on a Salsa Delgado Cross rim for road riding? Or is 28 the min?

I've got a 32mm tire on now - and would like something a little faster for group rides. Was curious if there was a minimum?
Forum: Commuting
09-23-11, 08:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,961
Posted By episodic

198 currently, down from 340. Yea, not a...

198 currently, down from 340.

Yea, not a typo.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-11, 07:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,318
Posted By episodic

Who has the shortest commute. . . ?

Mine takes 7 minutes - 5 if I 'hurry'.

How about yours?
Forum: Commuting
09-23-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By episodic

Would I be disappointed with this as a pannier?

http://www.racktime.com/en/bicycle-bags/buyit

I know it is technically a shopping pannier. It uses the Ortileb quick connect system. Would this likely be roomy enough for a change of clothes, some...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-11, 07:57 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,961
Posted By episodic

I started riding in June 2010. At that time I was...

I started riding in June 2010. At that time I was 340lbs. I commuted on a heavy comfort bike and walked up every hill.

I'm 198 now - and I commute on a salsa casseroll.
09-15-11, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By episodic

Is it a big deal? I'm more curious than anything...

Is it a big deal? I'm more curious than anything at the moment.
09-15-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By episodic

Really dumb question about steel forks

My Salsa Casseroll is a steel framed bike. I'm used to aluminum - and I know steel is more flexy.

When I drop my wheel in the front fork and open/close the quick release I can see the fork move...
09-10-11, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By episodic

Sorry, should have given more information. ...

Sorry, should have given more information.

Front and rear. 9 speed. 130mm frame spacing. Cassette. I just want something that is bombproof.
09-10-11, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By episodic

Can someone suggest a rim/hub/spoke combo that'd be real easy to calculate and build.

Weight is not an issue. I want a 36 spoke 3 cross standard wheel that is strong when I'm done. I noticed alot of calculators have certain combos programmed in, and was wondering if someone knew a...
09-10-11, 06:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,092
Posted By episodic

I love my crank brothers multi 19. Event the...

I love my crank brothers multi 19. Event the spoke wrench is top quality.
09-06-11, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By episodic

I've looked at videos of lots of ppl truing...

I've looked at videos of lots of ppl truing wheels. I never see them talk about dish on the stand. How would you tell from the feelers on the stand that the wheel was dished or not? It looks like you...
09-06-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By episodic

Your #1, I'm making sure I've done. Your #2 -...

Your #1, I'm making sure I've done.
Your #2 - when it is installed the right way, the rim remains equidistant from the feeler (zip tie) - indicating what I'm thinking you guys call lateral true....
09-06-11, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By episodic

I think I'm understanding my confusion now. I'm...

I think I'm understanding my confusion now. I'm talking about the process of 'dishing'. I understand that drive side spokes are shorter requiring the bowl shape. I'm not confused by that.

My main...
09-06-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By episodic

I guess I'm confused. I thought the term dish was...

I guess I'm confused. I thought the term dish was used to describe the offset?

I'm thinking the rim must be centered over the hub. Centering over the hub (if I have not messed with the axle)...
09-06-11, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By episodic

Ok, this hub is relatively easy to center as it...

Ok, this hub is relatively easy to center as it is a horizontal dropout. I just roll it forward on my foot to push it all the way back in the dropout - then use the quick release.
09-06-11, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By episodic

The last sentence, the hub needs to be centered...

The last sentence, the hub needs to be centered on the axle - if I have not messed with the axle, etc - and it is a new rim / hub - that should already be so? I have the same amount of exposed...
09-06-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By episodic

I'm having fun - inane rear wheel dish question

You may have been following my saga, where - I - as a know nothing bike dude just loosened all my spokes on my rear wheel and started over with Zinn's book in hand (due to loosening spokes). My LBS...
Forum: Touring
09-05-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By episodic

Can anyone tell will this pedal work with a half cage?

http://store.biketouringnews.com/products/MKS-RMX-Sneaker-Pedal.html

I have this pedal. Can you guys tell me would this work with a half metal toe cage?
...
09-05-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,317
Posted By episodic

For some reason, this made me laugh.

For some reason, this made me laugh.
09-05-11, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By episodic

Disclaimer: I have no idea what I'm doing half...

Disclaimer: I have no idea what I'm doing half the time.

With that being said, I tightened my flyer when the leather had my rear contacting the support rails underneath. I tightened enough so that...
09-05-11, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By episodic

Humor thread - no questions asked - just a story - a sad but funny story

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/765550-Wheel-question-%28budget-truing%29

In this thread I asked about budget truing. I have no truing stand. I have no dish gauge.

So I used zip ties...
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