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09-10-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By jskita

After looking at that seat post mounted hitch it...

After looking at that seat post mounted hitch it looks like I need the other end to take care of the up and down rotation, like on a hill or gutter. This ball might take care of that but now I am...
09-10-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By jskita

I was thinking of a seatpost mounted hitch -...

I was thinking of a seatpost mounted hitch - along these lines...
09-10-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By jskita

The thoughts on braking did cross my mind. I will...

The thoughts on braking did cross my mind. I will not be going fast though. I also have gears so the tractor should be able to pull some weight. I might break my cranks though.

I was hoping to...
09-08-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By jskita

Cheap trailer wheels

I am building a 2 person (adult) trailer. It's a project that has gone a bit out of control with the weight and budget! Started with scrap metal then over built it for safety. I have been trying to...
Replies: 44
Views: 2,023
Posted By jskita

What did I miss. What is wrong with cantilevers?...

What did I miss. What is wrong with cantilevers? As long as they keep me from crashing into things... Isn't that the point? So cantilevers are now the lesser of all styles of brakes?
08-09-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,788
Posted By jskita

At first I thought you mistook the question for...

At first I thought you mistook the question for the nut that holds the stem to the rim, but in thinking about it, I believe you are right about everything. After I busted off the nut at the tip, I...
08-06-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,788
Posted By jskita

For all of 50+ years dealing with tires...

For all of 50+ years dealing with tires (bike,wagon, auto..etc) I have never had an issue with a Schrader. Only recently have I started to collect bikes with presta valves and I've hade trouble...
08-01-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By jskita

Congratulations on your improved health and...

Congratulations on your improved health and discovering the benefits of cycling.

I used to train/bike 5 days, year around, but I have been fortunate that my jobs have been about 3 miles of a train...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,060
Posted By jskita

For rides under a couple hours I don't use any...

For rides under a couple hours I don't use any sunscreen. I rely on the brim of my helmet. I wear a bandana around my exposed neck and arm sleeves. Past a couple hours I wear sunscreen. I been on the...
07-29-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6,539
Views: 1,983,796
Posted By jskita

It WAS sort of black chrome. Sadly, I set it up...

It WAS sort of black chrome. Sadly, I set it up with swept bars for an exchange student and he's now it's new owner. I always wanted a 26 incher like that but doubt I'd build another.
07-25-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,594
Posted By jskita

Making a correction: just checked out my Triple...

Making a correction: just checked out my Triple Cross and it has 35s already with fenders a I can likely push 42s without. 700c seem pretty common on the early ninety bikes too.
07-24-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,594
Posted By jskita

I have a Miyata Triple Cross which is a hybrid...

I have a Miyata Triple Cross which is a hybrid bike, so it has cantis. It's lugged and triple butted. I believe it's from the early 90s I have it fendered with 32s . It should be able to handle 36...
07-23-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,051
Posted By jskita

Orange County and Los Angeles are very, very...

Orange County and Los Angeles are very, very different places, so don't get them confused. IMO Irvine is very boring. They do have bike lanes everywhere. There are a few ways via river beds to access...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,093
Posted By jskita

Basic silicone should work fine. I used it on my...

Basic silicone should work fine. I used it on my Trek 360 and Lotus and I know those badges are going nowhere.
07-22-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,104
Posted By jskita

I think I will try the VO crazy bars so I can...

I think I will try the VO crazy bars so I can keep my MTB shifters.

Regarding shorts, I personally got turned off by riding in them because I feel they represent a barrier to riding without...
07-13-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,104
Posted By jskita

@jlaw I am probably under 300 miles this year...

@jlaw I am probably under 300 miles this year still. bargeon that is right around the time I start to feel it! @downtube42 I rode so little on that seat but a few months back I waxed it and started...
07-13-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,104
Posted By jskita

I been thinking of some form of dropbar but will...

I been thinking of some form of dropbar but will my seat still work for that bike or does that seat only work for short rides then? Even on the Sparrows my hands are all over the place on them so I...
07-13-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,104
Posted By jskita

Ok, I'll keep it up then!

Ok, I'll keep it up then!
07-13-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,104
Posted By jskita

Thank you for your input. So you all think that...

Thank you for your input. So you all think that even the palm numbness will eventually go away with conditioning?
07-13-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 55,906
Posted By jskita

T-Mar - thank you for the analysis. Upon more...

T-Mar - thank you for the analysis. Upon more careful scrutiny, I believe the derailleur hanger was removed as you suggested. That particular side is not and nicely shaped as the other.

Thanks...
07-13-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,104
Posted By jskita

Feeling my age

I am currently 52 and ride less than 10 miles per day when I ride as a commuter and stay with 20 miles for recreational rides. I have never had any issues at all. Over the July 4th holiday I did 40...
06-02-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 55,906
Posted By jskita

T-Mar. The dropouts are Suntour and the seatpost...

T-Mar. The dropouts are Suntour and the seatpost is 27.2mm. The thing came with 700c on it, so as for the rims that it came with originally, I haven't the foggiest idea.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 02:42 AM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 288,961
Posted By jskita

So, so jealous...not of the bikes...but where you...

So, so jealous...not of the bikes...but where you get to ride!
05-24-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 55,906
Posted By jskita

I have this "Bridgestone" frame that I got off CL...

I have this "Bridgestone" frame that I got off CL as a beater. I really wasn't concerned with the brand at the time, because of the goal. A few times I wondered if it was a Bridgestone but since...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,380
Posted By jskita

Oh, chain guard, sounds like a nice build. Can't...

Oh, chain guard, sounds like a nice build. Can't wait to see pics!
Forum: Commuting
05-20-19, 02:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,380
Posted By jskita

I had used an aluminum framed, fendered 3 speed...

I had used an aluminum framed, fendered 3 speed IGH for several years rain or shine and it performed very well. I passed it down to one of my kids and picked a CL beater single speed that I wouldn't...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,484
Posted By jskita

I have been thankful that I found even 1 latex...

I have been thankful that I found even 1 latex glove in my bag on more than one occasion. I also always keep a handkerchief with me to for dust or keep sun off my neck. I have used the handkerchief...
05-14-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By jskita

@CliffordK...

@CliffordK (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/cliffordk-392454.html) - What is it that you pull with that beast? That is one heck of a kick stand!
05-13-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By jskita

This one is done. I think it's going back on CL...

This one is done. I think it's going back on CL The frame geometry is too tight for fenders and bigger tires or else I'd keep it. I sorta put the badge on but it's not...
05-13-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By jskita

@Arrowana...

@Arrowana (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/arrowana-118022.html) - I never would have envisioned a camo color combination- very nice. I never knew olive drab tired existed!
@Lemond1985...
05-13-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,093
Posted By jskita

Had I read what JohnD said last week I would have...

Had I read what JohnD said last week I would have saved my self so much work. I taped my cable to the end of a piece of wire and even though the wire was through both ends, it didn't want to come out...
05-13-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By jskita

@non-fixie - How did you feel when you painted...

@non-fixie - How did you feel when you painted over it? Do you not like decals? What compelled you to go solid color?
05-13-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By jskita

Like ryansu...

Like ryansu (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/ryansu-231285.html), I also have purchased from Velo Orange but I like the idea of using allen head screws because the slotted heads are such a pain to...
05-13-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By jskita

I had a feeling this would be hard to understand....

I had a feeling this would be hard to understand. After seeing the responses I did get to see everything I wanted to though! I think I am looking for modified vintage with a disregard for decals. I...
05-12-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By jskita

Decal or not to Decal - Bike resto-mods

I see a whole lot of very nice bikes in the CV forums. I know that many have pristine classics and as we can see in the clunker challenges, many are very happy with the clunkers. I am thinking there...
05-06-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,638
Posted By jskita

Yep, I burried it in Bondo but dug it...

Yep, I burried it in Bondo but dug it out.https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/img_20190506_080131344_fb115d0680f855cd5a82a71cd605afa95fa833d9.jpg
Forum: Commuting
05-05-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,545
Posted By jskita

I've seen some interesting waterproof things at...

I've seen some interesting waterproof things at Walmart...
05-05-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 717
Posted By jskita

Lemond1985 I am totally with you. A hammer and a...

Lemond1985 I am totally with you. A hammer and a piece of wood. I suppose you could get fancy and use two pieces of wood and drill a hole in each then skewer a piece of all-thread through both, with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By jskita

Cat ears...

Cat ears (https://www.cat-ears.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwk7rmBRAaEiwAhDGhxKS5eLHNzJmaqGsrz9Nr9vYylvWBoglVUtwCmaXuamPhztk9mTjGvBoClBoQAvD_BwE). I got the pack that has airstreamz and ear covers. I thought...
05-04-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,638
Posted By jskita

hazetguy. Thanks for the pic. My Trek had a...

hazetguy. Thanks for the pic. My Trek had a plastic cable guide under the BB. That is wild that your cables go right into the steel.
05-04-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,638
Posted By jskita

Emergency Bump!

Ack!! I think I bondo'd the derailleur cable entry hole that is on my Trek 360 "cable through chainstay" frame. Does anyone have a picture of a similar frame and possibly give me a measurement from...
05-04-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By jskita

3 Speed Nexus with Friction Shifter popping out of gear

I have had this new-ish Schwinn that has a Shimano Nexus internal geared 3-speed. It came with a twist/grip shifter. I put smaller handle bars so I can get it in and out of the faster and avoid...
04-29-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,501
Posted By jskita

I have used the Falcon friction thumb shifters...

I have used the Falcon friction thumb shifters (https://velo-orange.com/products/falcon-friction-thumb-shifters) in the past. I took off the rubber tips because they had a slight oder, but they are...
04-21-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 31,117
Posted By jskita

Well I got this just before I read about this...

Well I got this just before I read about this challenge. I had serious CL buyers remorse. It looked so perfect in the pics and I was sure I had gotten this Trek 360 for a steal at $80. When I got it...
04-20-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6,539
Views: 1,983,796
Posted By jskita

Nikola88. You can pick one up from Amazon ...

Nikola88. You can pick one up from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LNLXML4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)!
04-20-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6,539
Views: 1,983,796
Posted By jskita

I can finally post an image! ...

I can finally post an image!

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20180526_115212969_hdr_03ac339ab00d25dfb3f926339b94bf9c9e631c87.jpg
04-20-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By jskita

Sounds fun, thank you for sharing!

Sounds fun, thank you for sharing!
04-20-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By jskita

RRJohn. That is not a noob question. It's a good...

RRJohn. That is not a noob question. It's a good question and one that a lot of 27" wheel owners have. I think the Swifts are the way to go. I believe the Sand Canyons are made by Panaracer for...
04-20-19, 12:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,515
Posted By jskita

You can also checkout the Nishiki Sport. I got...

You can also checkout the Nishiki Sport. I got one for my daughter. Label says chromoly 4130 but nothing about any butting. I have seen them about on CL so they are not too rare.
04-20-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By jskita

Non Spandex rides?

It's not that I have anything against spandex or lycra, but I am curious if there any events, rides or clubs in SoCal like the Beret Baguette ride or Philly Seersucker ride or anything that doesn't...
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