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03-28-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Any thoughts on something like this? ...

Any thoughts on something like this?

https://bmsbattery.com/ebike-kit/576-q100-36v350w-front-e-bike-whole-kit-ebike-kit.html

I honestly don't have a clue how fast 36V/350W would get us.
03-28-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By oldskoolboarder

E-bike newbie looking for 20" front wheel 'package'

My 10 YO son and I are looking at a DIY project to work on together.

We want to add a motor to a drift trike that has a 20" wheel. This doesn't have to be long range as it's mostly for riding...
08-08-07, 04:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,259
Posted By oldskoolboarder

I am a strong believer in the like-a-bike method....

I am a strong believer in the like-a-bike method. I bought one of those bino bikes on ebay for $100 or so last Xmas.

My 4 year old used it sparingly, though I tried to get her to use it more. ...
08-08-07, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,053
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Sorry, I wasn't clear. When trying to use both...

Sorry, I wasn't clear. When trying to use both collars the inside diameter is WAY smaller than my 27.2mm seatpost. In fact, it looks smaller than 25.4, if that makes any sense. As a result, the...
08-06-07, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,053
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Advent Allycat Hitch Problems

I bought a used Allycat trail-a-bike. Unfortunately, the hitch seems to be made for a seatpost of some un-godly small size less than 1".

It uses a top and bottom collar that holds the hitch...
03-04-06, 08:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,550
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Yeah, LOVEd that Sycip. Actually I think it's an...

Yeah, LOVEd that Sycip. Actually I think it's an SS running the double ENO freewheel and crank.

BTW, while it sucks that we couldn't take pix, I give Don credit for bringing this show to my local...
03-03-06, 11:32 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,550
Posted By oldskoolboarder

So what'd you like at NAHBS?

Had some time to make the floor today. I'm also in the market for a lugged, steel SS/fixed cross bike.

My favorites:

Jonny Cycles
Cool guy, spoke to him a bit about a custom build. His track...
02-22-06, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Didn't C Itoh make floppy disks?

Didn't C Itoh make floppy disks?
02-21-06, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By oldskoolboarder

I'd go w/ the $899 and use the cash for any...

I'd go w/ the $899 and use the cash for any future upgrades or to "bank" on your next ride once you realize you want another cross...
02-21-06, 02:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,292
Posted By oldskoolboarder

What brand/model of Windpro? Yeah, I might...

What brand/model of Windpro?

Yeah, I might give my snowboarding gloves a try...sans liner.
02-18-06, 12:58 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,292
Posted By oldskoolboarder

My rides usually don't get colder than 30 deg F. ...

My rides usually don't get colder than 30 deg F. But my fingers freeze w/ my standard full finger REI cycling gloves. I have some fleece Manzella liners but not too windproof. I probably need...
02-17-06, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,592
Posted By oldskoolboarder

I have the maxxis tires. I also have orange...

I have the maxxis tires. I also have orange salsa tape. The trick is getting all the orange to match. The salsa and Maxxis don't...
02-17-06, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,210
Posted By oldskoolboarder

You fill up the tire w/ sealant and it self seals...

You fill up the tire w/ sealant and it self seals if you get a puncture. If it rips, buy bye.

Great tires, I use them during CX season. But as an everyday tire, that can get $$. I've commuted...
02-15-06, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By oldskoolboarder

I don't know the exact relationship but the...

I don't know the exact relationship but the Planet X is very similar to my On One Il Pompino that I love. That being said, I'd prefer the Milwaukee, mostly because of the Waterford background. You...
02-01-06, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By oldskoolboarder

I have had both the Burley DLite and Chariot...

I have had both the Burley DLite and Chariot Cougar 2. Both are excellent and have pluses/minues. I had the DLite and got the Cougar, mainly because the jogging features were better. Both have...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-06, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Advice: Lights and fenders

I've restarted my commute commitment and need some advice on lights and fenders.

I use my cyclocross bikes, sometimes w/ 32mm tires. My frame doesn't have the normal bridges or attachment points...
01-19-06, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By oldskoolboarder

i have a similar tool from NYCbikes. $10 I...

i have a similar tool from NYCbikes. $10 I think.

It's fine for most uses. The problem is that when you use the non-whip side, the chain flops around. Kind of a pain.
12-29-05, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Anyone find a fixed calendar for 2006?

I need one and thought this might be a good idea?
12-15-05, 04:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,814
Posted By oldskoolboarder

should be this one: ...

should be this one:

http://www.active.com/donations/fundraise_public.cfm?key=philwood
12-15-05, 04:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,814
Posted By oldskoolboarder

I cut and pasted the link but it didn't work.

I cut and pasted the link but it didn't work.
11-15-05, 02:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,211
Posted By oldskoolboarder

UNBELIEVABLE. I thought his site showed most of...

UNBELIEVABLE. I thought his site showed most of his "good" work.

Lugged carbon post, Vanilla bridge, raised chrome lettering, one piece bar. THAT is a showpiece.
11-11-05, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Surf City!! I'm trying to convince the wife. ...

Surf City!! I'm trying to convince the wife. She's done one tri sprint, otherwise, no outdoor biking. Just time on the trainer.

Practice on the course may be tough since this is a USGP race and...
11-08-05, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By oldskoolboarder

http://www.socalcyclocross.com/

http://www.socalcyclocross.com/
11-08-05, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By oldskoolboarder

you should let everyone know your location so...

you should let everyone know your location so they can give you links to local races.
11-01-05, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Another tip to remember is muscle memory. The...

Another tip to remember is muscle memory. The VERY first time you get it right, repeat, repeat, repeat. You have to teach your head to remember the motion and feel. When I first got it, it was on...
10-05-05, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By oldskoolboarder

I saw another bike that had an interesting idea. ...

I saw another bike that had an interesting idea. The owner found a hanger that attached to the stem bolt and allowed him to go directly above center on the rim. Very neat idea. I can't remember...
09-30-05, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,369
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Everyone needs to make their own decisions as...

Everyone needs to make their own decisions as parents. I choose not to allow my kids on any bikes/trailers w/o a proper fitting helmet. My Chariot Cougar does most of it's duty as a jogger and only...
09-21-05, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By oldskoolboarder

At the end of last year's season, an SF messenger...

At the end of last year's season, an SF messenger won c's on a fix. bada$$.
09-20-05, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By oldskoolboarder

I did a sprint this weekend on my SS cross. Not...

I did a sprint this weekend on my SS cross. Not too bad. I tried to check the altitude change beforehand and it was 60'. Unfortunately, that was the delta between endpoints, not accounting for the...
Forum: Triathlon
09-15-05, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Thanks. No wetsuits, so maybe I'll just do w/o.

Thanks. No wetsuits, so maybe I'll just do w/o.
Forum: Triathlon
09-14-05, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By oldskoolboarder

HRM in a race

I have a polar 625x and I'm doing a sprint on Sun.

1) Has anyone tried to use a multisport during a race?
2) How do you switch modes, i.e. from cycling to running? Mine does not seem to have...
09-08-05, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Contact http://www.commuterbicycles.com/. They...

Contact http://www.commuterbicycles.com/. They had a 2003 frame (unbuilt) last year.
09-08-05, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Search in this forum, there's a couple of posts...

Search in this forum, there's a couple of posts w/ links.
09-08-05, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By oldskoolboarder

The thing that made dismounts easier was...

The thing that made dismounts easier was remembering to push down on the top tube so I could get leverage to unclip.

Make sure your pedals are lubed so clicking in/out is easy.

Mounting is MUCH...
Forum: Triathlon
09-06-05, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By oldskoolboarder

My goal is to enjoy myself. Not sure if I'm...

My goal is to enjoy myself. Not sure if I'm going to be totally into tri, but hopefully my wife will be. Why? Cause that'd mean another bike I can shop for...and we're the same size...
Forum: Triathlon
09-02-05, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Wife and I had our first swim lesson w/ Tim...

Wife and I had our first swim lesson w/ Tim Sheeper this morning. Wow, that was definitely worth it. Getting the breathing technique alone was worth it. I'm not as winded after a single lap. ...
09-01-05, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,604
Posted By oldskoolboarder

i think that's a hybrid/city bike, not a...

i think that's a hybrid/city bike, not a cyclocross bike. The older Bianchi cross bikes was the Reparto Course, IIRC.
08-30-05, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By oldskoolboarder

I think the new Trek, I forget the name but it...

I think the new Trek, I forget the name but it has disc brakes, looks really trick. I'd get that if you can...
08-30-05, 11:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,760
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Nashbar said it's only a one sided wheel, no flip...

Nashbar said it's only a one sided wheel, no flip flop.
08-29-05, 12:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,760
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Seems to be only single sided. Is that right?

Seems to be only single sided. Is that right?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-05, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By oldskoolboarder

I love my Sidi Dynamics, feel like socks. Got...

I love my Sidi Dynamics, feel like socks. Got 'em for about $80. I like 'em so much I got the MTB versions, Rampa.
08-26-05, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Ah, good point re: the derailleur. I hadn't even...

Ah, good point re: the derailleur. I hadn't even thought of that. Hmm, I do have a small frame too, 48 cm IF. Sounds like a job for my shop...
08-26-05, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Swapping a 52T for a 44T on a double set up?

My cross rig runs a double chainring w/ 52:38. I want to have more of a "compact" set up since I never use a 52 in a race. Can I simply swap out for 44 or 46T or do I also need to shorten the chain?...
08-25-05, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By oldskoolboarder

I don't know much about softrides or the...

I don't know much about softrides or the durability of the beams. But could it hold up to multiple remounts during races? I've seen carbon seatposts break during races, and if you're not careful,...
08-24-05, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By oldskoolboarder

OMG, funny google ad. yeah, vinegar worked...

OMG, funny google ad.

yeah, vinegar worked for my rank HRM strap that couldn't get clean no matter how many times it was in the wash.
08-24-05, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Good points. You're better off riding outside,...

Good points. You're better off riding outside, it's better motivation. I use the trainer during winter time, my wife uses it currently when she has to stay home w/ the 4 month old. Otherwise, I...
08-24-05, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By oldskoolboarder

W/o spending more, that should be fine. You...

W/o spending more, that should be fine. You might want to get some slick tires to put on the rear, those knobbies will get REALLY loud and wear out fast depending how often you use the trainer.
08-23-05, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Practice mounts and dismounts and do intervals. ...

Practice mounts and dismounts and do intervals. Even though the races can be short, 30 min to 1 hour, your HR will be high for most of the race. So you need to do most things when your chest is...
08-23-05, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By oldskoolboarder

NO NO NO NO!!! Don't do that. A jogging...

NO NO NO NO!!! Don't do that. A jogging stroller is not designed to be used as a bike trailer. Just think if you rolled your bike, that stroller doesn't have a roll cage to protect your kid. It's...
08-22-05, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,696
Posted By oldskoolboarder

Go road. I agree w/ slooney's points. You're...

Go road. I agree w/ slooney's points. You're tougher to see on the sidewalk, especially when cars turn right. They may be apt to not look for you on the sidewalk and if you cross on a green, you...
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