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02-06-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 31,466
Posted By AlanKHG

damn i never met all y'all on this website before...

damn i never met all y'all on this website before i went on that website
10-16-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 48,622
Posted By AlanKHG

No stock on Amazon— any plans for more?

No stock on Amazon— any plans for more?
09-19-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 48,622
Posted By AlanKHG

Very nice— I'm pretty sure Schindelhauer has...

Very nice— I'm pretty sure Schindelhauer has these custom manufactured rather than ordering them out of a manufacturer's catalog, since they seem to have a great deal of custom parts made to meet...
Forum: Recumbent
07-13-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By AlanKHG

Apparently the local recumbent specialists don't...

Apparently the local recumbent specialists don't know what to do with it. Trek offered to buy back her first one rather than deal with a falied weld on a seat support a few years back, since it's an...
Forum: Recumbent
07-09-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By AlanKHG

Trek R200 Front Cassette

My mom has and likes a Trek R200. She bought one new and a second lightly used one a few years ago when it showed up cheap at the bike store.

The second one is starting to wear down its front...
01-16-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 48,622
Posted By AlanKHG

belated followup but you'd be a good candidate to...

belated followup but you'd be a good candidate to be a US importer of this stem
https://www.schindelhauerbikes.com/out/pictures/ddmedia/vorbau_gallery_02.jpg...
06-30-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 29,036
Posted By AlanKHG

If the rear triangle is anything similar to the...

If the rear triangle is anything similar to the prior Motobecane Fantom Cross Ti, the bike is limited to 650x42b or so by the width at the chainstays— 650x48b rubs the chainstays.

If the...
06-16-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,122
Posted By AlanKHG

So how's Chain-L for this job? Seems pretty...

So how's Chain-L for this job? Seems pretty similar in concept to Phil's tenacious.

(Also, I have 6 bikes and am still on the same bottle after the better part of a decade.)
10-25-18, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By AlanKHG

I have an old ALAN Record Carbonio with a busted...

I have an old ALAN Record Carbonio with a busted chainstay/BB bond as a wallhanger. It was given to me by a friend working in a shop since the bicycle and I have the same name — he said it's a pretty...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,833
Posted By AlanKHG

Ooh, I just realized I replaced my old seatpost...

Ooh, I just realized I replaced my old seatpost QR as a part of installing the back-wheel-lock upgrade kit — so I have one sitting in my bin now! Thank you!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,833
Posted By AlanKHG

Interesting. Do you have a photo?

Interesting. Do you have a photo?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,833
Posted By AlanKHG

This Brompton definitely isn't modern.

This Brompton definitely isn't modern.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,833
Posted By AlanKHG

So the handlebars seem to have come a bit loose...

So the handlebars seem to have come a bit loose on this bike and the nut on the clamp bolt is 13.4 mm across the flats which is approximately 17/32 in. Why on earth is that? Did Brompton have some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,833
Posted By AlanKHG

Thanks for all the info! The handlebars...

Thanks for all the info!

The handlebars appear to have been replaced by the newer model?
https://i.imgur.com/P5c54X8.jpg

Also a folding pedal was installed, and parts of the the sticker from...
01-14-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,987
Posted By AlanKHG

There's been a transportation-oriented cycling...

There's been a transportation-oriented cycling boom on for the better part of a decade now, so many of the vintage bikes good for that purpose that have been sitting in garages or basements for a...
01-14-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By AlanKHG

Swapping 3s internals into Sturmey-Archer Sprinter

I have a 90s-ish Union Dutch bike with a Sturmey Archer Sprinter gearhub. I keep the bike outside, as it's meant to be. It doesn't hold gear very well even after setting up its shifter/indicator...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,833
Posted By AlanKHG

What Brompton is this?

Hi there—

I scored an old Brompton cheap. The prior owner says it was 15 years old, and it seems to have seen regular maintenance— it was originally 5-speed, and still has a 5s shifter, but now...
Forum: Touring
11-26-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,986
Posted By AlanKHG

NYC street pic, no idea about the history of the...

NYC street pic, no idea about the history of the bike or saddle. The leather looks very dry so it was probably rarely or never conditioned. Conditioning your saddle (and any other leather goods you...
Forum: Touring
11-11-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,986
Posted By AlanKHG

https://i.imgur.com/iuGQktlh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/iuGQktlh.jpg
Forum: Commuting
11-11-17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,870
Posted By AlanKHG

One sees them locked up around New York. They're...

One sees them locked up around New York. They're probably heavy for what they are?

Unless you really like the design, I like the concept of this commuter bike better:...
Forum: Touring
06-21-16, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By AlanKHG

Thinking about a bike tour of Japan

Hi all!

I have never been to Asia before, and I enjoy bike touring. So I am thinking a bike tour of Japan would probably be fun.

Looking at the climate charts— I am thinking that early October...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-15, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,220
Posted By AlanKHG

Uniqlo's jeans aren't specifically for bicycling,...

Uniqlo's jeans aren't specifically for bicycling, but they're fashionable and reasonably priced. They're also very stretchy and the rear pockets are perfectly sized for a mini-U.
Men's Jeans:...
07-27-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,757
Posted By AlanKHG

My girlfriend has used the Liberty CX as her...

My girlfriend has used the Liberty CX as her all-round bike for the two years or so and has been very happy with it. It came with a busted-up rear wheel that Bikesdirect replaced. The only other...
07-08-14, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By AlanKHG

They're both fine bikes. If you're used to a BMX...

They're both fine bikes. If you're used to a BMX a flat bar bike is probably a better way to go— drop bars only start to make much of a difference on long or windy rides. The frames on the bikes are...
07-05-14, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By AlanKHG

I'm pretty sure all the steel Bikesdirect frames...

I'm pretty sure all the steel Bikesdirect frames are from the same Taiwanese factories.
07-04-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By AlanKHG

The Kilo TT (full and partially chromed) and the...

The Kilo TT (full and partially chromed) and the Motobecane CXX both look like Maxway frames— do you think the durability would differ much?
07-02-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By AlanKHG

Bikesdirect chrome durability

Bikesdirect has been selling chrome bikes for a few years now— how does the finish hold up in hard use? The main appeal of a chrome bike for me is that it's theoretically more durable since it won't...
Forum: Touring
07-01-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,992
Posted By AlanKHG

Bikewagon lists the TT as 56.5cm C-C: Dahon...

Bikewagon lists the TT as 56.5cm C-C:
Dahon Tournado Break-Away 700c Road Frameset Caramel Brown (http://www.bikewagon.com/dahon-tournado-break-away-road-frameset-caramel-brown)
Is your 58cm figure...
06-16-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 24,483
Posted By AlanKHG

Actually, thinking back, it was nipples that...

Actually, thinking back, it was nipples that broke— the wheels were built with aluminum nipples for whatever reason, which isn't the best decision for a tougher wheel, but easier to fix on the road...
06-14-14, 11:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 24,483
Posted By AlanKHG

The touring bike I put the wheels was in heavy...

The touring bike I put the wheels was in heavy commute service (20 mile very hilly RT) until October 2011, and the wheels performed well. I then moved to NYC and started using a fixed-gear for my...
12-28-13, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,398
Posted By AlanKHG

If the studded tires also have a stickier...

If the studded tires also have a stickier cold-weather rubber compound, they could still have a bit more traction than a normal tire.
Forum: Commuting
12-23-13, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,109
Posted By AlanKHG

A leg strap is easy to forget, and isn't my...

A leg strap is easy to forget, and isn't my preference. My current bike has a chainring guard, as depicted in this image from Wikipedia:...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-13, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,109
Posted By AlanKHG

Chainring guard

I'm looking for a 130BCD 46T chainring guard in silver for commuting use (just to keep grime off pants, shoelaces out of the chainring, etc). Similar parts are not uncommon as original equipment on...
12-20-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By AlanKHG

What I have read elsewhere, which makes sense to...

What I have read elsewhere, which makes sense to me, is that facing was not prioritized in the cartridge BB era, from 1990-2005 or so, but prior to that it was important as BB cup position was...
12-19-13, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By AlanKHG

Verifying whether bottom bracket is faced

I bought a nice quality old road frame from approximately 1980, so it likely originally had an old-style non-cartridge BB with a quality installation. I am installing an external-bearing BB/crank...
11-20-13, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,121
Posted By AlanKHG

The BB, fortunately, is English-threaded (some...

The BB, fortunately, is English-threaded (some others from the same company are apparently French). The post appears to be around 27.2 measuring with a caliper, though the number comes out a little...
11-20-13, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,121
Posted By AlanKHG

Gerber frame information

I just purchased an old Gerber from from eBay, from a seller in Prague. Apparently Gerber is a Swiss bike shop. I've heard that the bikes were often Italian-made, though I can't find any backup for...
10-26-13, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By AlanKHG

Thanks for tips-- links to the specific heads...

Thanks for tips-- links to the specific heads would be appreciated.
10-26-13, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By AlanKHG

Better pump head for Lezyne Steel Drive

I bought a Lezyne Steel Drive a couple years ago, and it's a great pump— a rock-solid hunk of metal. But the screw-on pump head is annoyingly slow and finnicky to use. It came with a plastic slip-on...
Forum: Touring
10-03-13, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,994
Posted By AlanKHG

A rain shell is worthwhile(as are fenders, and...

A rain shell is worthwhile(as are fenders, and shoes and socks made out of something fast-drying), as is some lightweight warm gear-- the record low for May in Minneapolis is 18F, and the average low...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By AlanKHG

There's no hidden screw in the bottom I can find,...

There's no hidden screw in the bottom I can find, nor was I able to pop off the black bit on top-- it seems like it's maybe squished down onto the bell? I emailed Mirrycle and they couldn't help, but...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By AlanKHG

Not without more force than I would feel...

Not without more force than I would feel confident applying unless I knew for sure that it comes off.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-13, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By AlanKHG

Incredibell Brass Duet-- serviceable?

http://www.mirrycle.com/brass_duet.php
I have one of these bells. It seems like the lever return spring has come dislodged, so it doesn't ring properly. It seems easy enough to remount if I could...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-13, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,903
Posted By AlanKHG

I'm working on a similar project to this. I have...

I'm working on a similar project to this. I have a Raleigh 20 frame with the dropouts filed out and an Alfine I've taken from another bike of mine. It looks like the appropriate non-turn washers for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-12, 01:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 92,704
Posted By AlanKHG

I live in the city with no car, so I'm thinking...

I live in the city with no car, so I'm thinking more the occasional trip on Amtrak trains with no baggage car as opposed to a daily commute. The fold would only be useful because you can only take a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-12, 01:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 92,704
Posted By AlanKHG

I live in NYC and am interested in having a...

I live in NYC and am interested in having a folding bike to bring on the trains, and I see these bikes around on Craiglist a decent amount for $150 or so (the NYC used bike market is rather...
Forum: Touring
12-13-12, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By AlanKHG

I upgraded to a Brooks there while riding...

I upgraded to a Brooks there while riding cross-country. Definitely an upgrade from a scavenged old Flite.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-12, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,524
Posted By AlanKHG

"Sealed" usually means the pedal uses sealed...

"Sealed" usually means the pedal uses sealed bearings, which can be replaced as a unit, if you can find replacements.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-12, 04:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,527
Posted By AlanKHG

The official NYC rack is cast steel: ...

The official NYC rack is cast steel:
http://nycityracks.wordpress.com/

They're pretty thick, sometimes to the point where it's tricky to get a mini U-lock around them, the frame, and a wheel.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-12, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,524
Posted By AlanKHG

Velo Orange just came out with some very...

Velo Orange just came out with some very expensive platform pedals:
http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/components/pedals/grand-cru-sabot-pedals-1286.html

And on the other end of the market:...
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