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10-24-12, 04:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By politicalgeek

Motobecane Grand Touring Commuter

Just snagged the Moto and judging by the searches here it seems like I have myself a solid commuter to work with. I'm going to have the LBS tune and swap the current rear hub onto a 700c set I have....
10-02-12, 04:29 AM
Replies: 21,071
Views: 2,074,501
Posted By politicalgeek

Waiting for the LBS to call... Dropped my...

Waiting for the LBS to call...

Dropped my 60s AMF Hercules off Friday. New wheel set going on, 650b with a new SA dynamo/drum up front and a NOS SA AW in the rear. New fenders and tune up. It was...
09-19-12, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21,071
Views: 2,074,501
Posted By politicalgeek

Any info on a Gresham Flyer? The little I've...

Any info on a Gresham Flyer? The little I've found doesn't show it in the Raleigh family. Just looks like a funk work horse on the floor of the LBS.
09-13-12, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,121,086
Posted By politicalgeek

Have a mid-90s (best guess) Bike Friday w/ Dual...

Have a mid-90s (best guess) Bike Friday w/ Dual Drive hub, looking to trade for a vintage Dutch or English roadster style bike.

(Test rode a Pashley and loved it but out of the budget at this...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-12-10, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By politicalgeek

There is the Tuesday Night Ride out of Goodale...

There is the Tuesday Night Ride out of Goodale Park.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-10, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By politicalgeek

Trying to figure out what I need, actually. Might...

Trying to figure out what I need, actually. Might go with one of the Nitto bars and play with the stem rise. I've been liking my bars right at the saddle height or a bit higher.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-10, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By politicalgeek

Should be ready to start building soon enough....

Should be ready to start building soon enough. Got most of the parts together in the last week using Ebay. Managed to come well under my projected budget on most items. Wheelset was probably the one...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-10, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By politicalgeek

Just waiting to scrounge parts at the moment. ...

Just waiting to scrounge parts at the moment.

So far I have the crankset and pedals. Waiting for my hubs to come so I can figure out the rest of the wheel build. Also waiting on the fork. I went...
06-11-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By politicalgeek

Good thing I don't have a bottom bracket yet. :) ...

Good thing I don't have a bottom bracket yet. :)

Got the crankset off ebay for a 1x9 project and then rethought and figured it would be nice to build this bike up with a wider gear range.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-10, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By politicalgeek

Got the frame today. Really impressed with the...

Got the frame today. Really impressed with the quick shipping. Frame looks great. Can't wait to start.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff195/ahulvey/P8230168.jpg
Forum: Commuting
06-11-10, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,388
Posted By politicalgeek

I have those on my 1x8 and like them. The indexed...

I have those on my 1x8 and like them. The indexed shifters on my mountain bike were not working with the trekking bars. The thumb-shifters have been great. Just make sure the screw is tightened. My...
06-11-10, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By politicalgeek

Single Chain Ring to Double?

Probably a stupid question: I have a Shimano 105 FC-1050 crankset w/44T ring on it. Can I pick up a second ring and some longer bolts to make it a double?
Forum: Commuting
06-09-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By politicalgeek

They suggested either the 56 or 58 for me and...

They suggested either the 56 or 58 for me and leaned towards the 58.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-10, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By politicalgeek

I'm just going with the standard aluminum road...

I'm just going with the standard aluminum road frame, no carbon. Headed to one of the local shops in a bit to figure out frame sizing.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-10, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By politicalgeek

I think it's a good sign that the same week I...

I think it's a good sign that the same week I start thinking of this project, the price drops to $99 and another sale goes up today for 20% off orders over $50
Forum: Commuting
06-07-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By politicalgeek

Sweet, thanks for the pictures. So far I've...

Sweet, thanks for the pictures.

So far I've got a pair of hubs/cassette off ebay, as well as the crankset. Watching a few other auctions and keeping an eye on local CL.

I have a Viva saddle...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By politicalgeek

Not so much that I am good at mechanics, I just...

Not so much that I am good at mechanics, I just want to learn and this is the way I do it best.

Thanks for the thoughts, I'll be sure to keep people updated.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By politicalgeek

Mostly using NOS and other ebay/craiglist/co-op...

Mostly using NOS and other ebay/craiglist/co-op finds. There are a number of good parts going for $10-15 that I am watching. Just picked up a Shimano crankset for $25 including the shipping with a...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By politicalgeek

Like I said, I priced everything out last night,...

Like I said, I priced everything out last night, estimating high. So I'll use that as a guide as I shop for parts and keep things under budget. I think part of the appeal is getting exactly what I...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-10, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By politicalgeek

Our Craigslist tends to suck. Lots of Walmart,...

Our Craigslist tends to suck. Lots of Walmart, Target type bikes for $100+. When the nicer stuff comes up, it's usually pretty overpriced. Even the vintage steel is typically over priced for the dime...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-10, 06:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By politicalgeek

Nashbar Road Frame as a Commuter?

Tried searching through BF. I can come up with threads on the Cyclocross and Touring frame builds, but nothing on the road bike.

Might be moving closer to the city in the near future. The ride in...
06-02-10, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,732
Posted By politicalgeek

Zimbale 11 liter...

Zimbale 11 liter (http://hydeparkcyclesports.com/product/zimbale-leather-and-canvas-saddle-bags-11-liter-saddlebag-874.htm) on mine. Haven't used it yet, other than getting it on.
...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-02-10, 10:52 AM
Forum: Great Lakes
06-01-10, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By politicalgeek

Check out our site at Yay Bikes!...

Check out our site at Yay Bikes! (http://yaybikes.com). We have a message board set up and you can post your question and get some good response.
Forum: Great Lakes
06-01-10, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By politicalgeek

I was born and raised here and the more I...

I was born and raised here and the more I discover, the more I love. There are some rumors floating around that we will soon have a periogi truck and a crepe truck running around.

If she goes to...
06-01-10, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By politicalgeek

Thanks for the different options, I'll have to...

Thanks for the different options, I'll have to check every thing out and see what I want to do.

Roll-don't know what I want, per se. Need to figure that out. I like the idea of swapping headsets...
06-01-10, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By politicalgeek

Yeah, I know it's not too high end...still some...

Yeah, I know it's not too high end...still some get fanatical.

I think the big reason to change out is better options with bar height. When I had the bike assembled, my only option was...
06-01-10, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By politicalgeek

Schwinn Question

My 78-79 Le Tour III is still sitting, partially stripped as I try to figure out what I want to do. So quick question: I know the fork has the stupid, Schwinn .833 fork sizing. Will the frame take a...
05-27-10, 05:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,701
Posted By politicalgeek

And for your viewing pleasure: ...

And for your viewing pleasure:

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff195/ahulvey/P8080153.jpg
Forum: Commuting
05-27-10, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,980,293
Posted By politicalgeek

Latest version of the bike, a Raleigh Police...

Latest version of the bike, a Raleigh Police F500:

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff195/ahulvey/P8080157.jpg

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff195/ahulvey/P8080155.jpg
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Forum: Great Lakes
05-25-10, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By politicalgeek

If you were coming up to Columbus, I would...

If you were coming up to Columbus, I would suggest going to the local co-op and working out a deal with them. I can't remember if Cinci has an active bike co-op but it may be worth a shot.
Forum: Commuting
05-25-10, 02:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,477
Posted By politicalgeek

Velo Orange has some decent ones in the $30-40...

Velo Orange has some decent ones in the $30-40 range. Just picked up the MKS GR-9s off there and like them so far.
05-25-10, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,121,086
Posted By politicalgeek

ISO: Raleigh Twenty or similar Doesn't have...

ISO: Raleigh Twenty or similar

Doesn't have to be a complete bike, looking for a project. I have a Schwinn Le Tour III frame and some components in good condition I would trade for the Raleigh....
Forum: Great Lakes
05-21-10, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By politicalgeek

B1 is also a good shop if she is in the downtown...

B1 is also a good shop if she is in the downtown area. Long and 3rd. Casey, the shop owner, is a great guy as is the rest of the staff.

The co-op has a membership-$25 or 4 hours of volunteer...
05-21-10, 06:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 509
Posted By politicalgeek

Niterider Classic Select Dual Beam ?'s

Found one of these in a box at the local Performance tent sale earlier today for $99. Figured, what the heck, and grabbed it (only one). Just hooked the battery up and ran through the different light...
05-19-10, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,701
Posted By politicalgeek

I'll take pics of mine later, just got it back...

I'll take pics of mine later, just got it back today. Really loving the 1x8 setup. LBS did a great job. Between riding to and from Ride of Silence and the ride itself I probably put 20 miles on the...
05-16-10, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,701
Posted By politicalgeek

For the Raleigh police mountain bike I've been...

For the Raleigh police mountain bike I've been using:

Slowly swapped out all the suspension bits, bike now sports a rigid Surly fork upfront and a rigid seat post from Performance.

I have a...
05-13-10, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 153,276
Posted By politicalgeek

Here's the action shot when I biked 200 some...

Here's the action shot when I biked 200 some water bottles down to our Bike to Work Challenge launch on Monday:
...
05-09-10, 12:01 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 71,844
Posted By politicalgeek

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff195/ahulvey/P...

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff195/ahulvey/P7210140.jpg

We're kicking off our Bike to Work Challenge (http://biketoworkchallenge.com/) in the morning and have water bottles to pass out. I...
02-26-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21,071
Views: 2,074,501
Posted By politicalgeek

It'll come, I know. My luck with CL is that I...

It'll come, I know. My luck with CL is that I usually find stuff when I am ready.

Working on a bent and within 3 weeks I found 2 excellent donor bikes for $50 a piece.

Been giving some thought...
02-26-10, 01:58 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 16,998
Posted By politicalgeek

Picking a single speed wheel for the Schwinn...

Picking a single speed wheel for the Schwinn tomorrow. I've been looking around for one for the last few weeks. Want to do a "Gentleman's Single" kind of project with the sprung Brooks, single speed...
02-26-10, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21,071
Views: 2,074,501
Posted By politicalgeek

I really regret selling off the one 3 speed I...

I really regret selling off the one 3 speed I had. Regret not pulling the trigger on the Dunelt I found later.

One of these days I'll find another English 3 Speed and have another project....
Forum: Framebuilders
02-16-10, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By politicalgeek

Just the two wheel. The co-op is changing their...

Just the two wheel. The co-op is changing their membership pricing, so I am waiting to hear back from them. That's when I figured I would sign up for the CC course. If I can't do the project through...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-10, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By politicalgeek

I'm signed up for a basic stick welding class at...

I'm signed up for a basic stick welding class at the local community college next quarter to get some knowledge and practice. Also took a 4 hour quicky class at a local co-op which let us practice...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-13-10, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By politicalgeek

I did post the idea, though haven't had a...

I did post the idea, though haven't had a response since.

The bottom brackets don't match, but I like the lower BB of the LWB. What I was thinking was to build from that BB back, with no front...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-12-10, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By politicalgeek

It's still mostly a thought. I've been reading...

It's still mostly a thought. I've been reading the trike threads on Bent Rider Online to get a feel for trikes in the city and commuting. In theory I like the idea for the stability (we get some...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-12-10, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By politicalgeek

Homebuilt 'Bent Project

Getting closer to starting. I have two sets of plans (maybe multiple projects if the first goes well) from Atomic Zombie, the Tourmaster long wheel base recumbent and the Tri-Cruiser trike.

I had...
01-31-10, 07:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 45,833
Posted By politicalgeek

I have them on my mt. bike and love them.

I have them on my mt. bike and love them.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,116
Posted By politicalgeek

No, I think you and are largely on the same page.

No, I think you and are largely on the same page.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,116
Posted By politicalgeek

How do you conceal a gun in spandex?

How do you conceal a gun in spandex?
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