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08-03-13, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By RunningBulldog

I'm relieved he didn't show the knee-cap-bone. ...

I'm relieved he didn't show the knee-cap-bone.

Had a friend mash two of his toes to jelly under a trailer tongue when the jack collapsed on his sandaled foot. First thing I knew about it was a...
08-03-13, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 23,024
Posted By RunningBulldog

That's a great resource, Dan! Thanks. I have...

That's a great resource, Dan! Thanks.

I have a suspicion there may be a derailleur rear wheel in that bike's future.... :lol:

Thaddeus
08-02-13, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 23,024
Posted By RunningBulldog

So I've been scoping the web and can find no...

So I've been scoping the web and can find no intel that is useful. For whatever reason, it is as if I have no return spring. Can someone who is experienced with these hubs tell me the likely place to...
08-02-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 23,024
Posted By RunningBulldog

Sorry for the thread resurrection... but: my...

Sorry for the thread resurrection... but: my Nexus 8 has exactly this problem -- 5th gear, any kind of load, you'll find yourself pedalling air about every mile or so. Half a rotation or so, and then...
07-31-13, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,120
Posted By RunningBulldog

I had one in college during the starving time. It...

I had one in college during the starving time. It gave me good service over many miles and never let me down.
07-30-13, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6,616
Views: 2,153,342
Posted By RunningBulldog

Thanks! The stem sifters are mounted on a...

Thanks!

The stem sifters are mounted on a ring thing that would originally been clamped down by the stem nut... I just found a washer of the right size and used that with the bolt that runs...
07-30-13, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6,616
Views: 2,153,342
Posted By RunningBulldog

She's rideable! Shaved 7 minutes off my loop this...

She's rideable! Shaved 7 minutes off my loop this morning. Check out the fly shifter levers... lol331966331967
07-22-13, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6,616
Views: 2,153,342
Posted By RunningBulldog

It's a Frankenbike for sure but it *should*...

It's a Frankenbike for sure but it *should* work... rode it up and down the alley yesterday (without any brakes at the time) and the wheelbase and rake seem OK.

I've been dying for a road bike but...
07-22-13, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6,616
Views: 2,153,342
Posted By RunningBulldog

Here's mine in process. I can't find a road bike...

Here's mine in process. I can't find a road bike to fit my body proportions (short legs, long long torso) so I took this old Novara MTB, put a surly fork on it, and am proceeding with the associated...
07-16-13, 04:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,568
Posted By RunningBulldog

Is it ethical to buy a bike at a police auction?

Hey,

There's a police auction happening near me this week and it so happens I'm looking for a road bike.

I imagine all these bikes were stolen at some point. They were either not reported as...
07-15-13, 05:02 AM
Replies: 24,947
Views: 2,391,040
Posted By RunningBulldog

19 miles yesterday evening... Cannon Falls to...

19 miles yesterday evening... Cannon Falls to Welch and back, next to the nearly-flooded Cannon River. Gorgeous.
07-14-13, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,452
Posted By RunningBulldog

Hi, I'm talking about a road bike, btw. ...

Hi,

I'm talking about a road bike, btw. This thread was relocated from the framebuilding forum so a little bit of context was lost.

Thanks for the input so far. Though I'm still not sure what...
07-14-13, 06:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,452
Posted By RunningBulldog

Equipping the frame... best bang for the buck in components? Brakes, derailleurs, etc

Hi,

Assuming a I build or modify a frame in the next month or so, I will need to populate it with its associated components. I don't know what's good and what's not.

I know you can spend as...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By RunningBulldog

All good input but I think you're overstating...

All good input but I think you're overstating your case some.

Anyways I've modified my original idea, I am going to start with the largest frame I can find, and just relocate the ball-busting top...
07-11-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,783
Posted By RunningBulldog

Cockamamie... now, there's a term you don't hear...

Cockamamie... now, there's a term you don't hear that often anymore.

I wonder if it's got a similar derivation to "poppycock"? From Merriam: Dutch dialect pappekak, literally, soft dung, from...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-11-13, 04:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,652
Posted By RunningBulldog

If your local Code allows, put down cement...

If your local Code allows, put down cement backerboard on the floor and tile over it. Do the same to the walls in the area you're going to be throwing sparks and slag. Use your building inspector as...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-10-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By RunningBulldog

Not in school, not in a fab shop, just an...

Not in school, not in a fab shop, just an eccentric dude who builds things. Sometimes the things end up a pile of scrap, and sometimes I invent an improvement on John Harrison's Grasshopper...
07-10-13, 01:07 PM
Forum: Framebuilders
07-10-13, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By RunningBulldog

Thanks for the detailed reply. I knew creating...

Thanks for the detailed reply. I knew creating the slip-fit was going to be a challenge (or was figuring that out by looking at available tubing). I was leaning towards slitting the splice tube down...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-10-13, 05:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By RunningBulldog

The thread is here....

The thread is here. http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/900045-Long-torso-stubby-legs-Clydesdale-but-I-want-a-fast-road-bike!-Help

What is 'stack height'?
Forum: Framebuilders
07-09-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By RunningBulldog

Way to quickly and cheaply achieve a custom sized frame for myself

Hi,

I posted a question in the fitting forum and thought I would post this portion of it here for comment and insight. Context: I have stubby legs and a long torso. I need a bike frame that...
07-09-13, 05:19 PM
07-09-13, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,783
Posted By RunningBulldog

I think I may have an idea. If I take a...

I think I may have an idea.

If I take a smaller frame, and remove the bottom tube, and cut the top tube in half,
And then add 3 or 4 inches to the top tube with a slip-fit tube that fits tightly...
07-08-13, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,783
Posted By RunningBulldog

Thanks for all the replies. Dropping 1200.00...

Thanks for all the replies. Dropping 1200.00 ain't happening... I'm hoping to find a frame/fork stripped for 2 or 3 hundred, or a complete older/classic bike to restore. Haven't found the right bike...
07-07-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,783
Posted By RunningBulldog

Hi, The fitting calculators I have been...

Hi,

The fitting calculators I have been using seem to suggest I need a 60 cm top tube, and a seat tube range of 55 to 56 cm. If I could find a road bike that's around there, I'd go try one...
07-07-13, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,783
Posted By RunningBulldog

Long torso, stubby legs, Clydesdale... but I want a fast road bike! Help?

Hey,

I'm 6 foot two, with stubby legs, 30" inseam. Long arms to match the torso. 260 pounds. Strong biker though.

I am caught between the need for a low top tube (which usually means a smaller...
07-06-13, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By RunningBulldog

Thanks for all the replies. This is actually...

Thanks for all the replies. This is actually really helpful.

I don't know how to benchmark my skills. I'm pretty analytical/mechanical, I'm a luthier, I cast bronze and aluminum, I once built a...
07-05-13, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By RunningBulldog

Best path for getting a job as a mechanic? Minneapolis/Saint Paul

Hey,

I'm 50 and have a "high powered" career doing network security for a Fortune 100 company. For "high powered", read "high stress and it's going to kill me eventually".

When my last kid is...
07-05-13, 06:34 AM
Replies: 24,947
Views: 2,391,040
Posted By RunningBulldog

30 minute ride after working out on a weight...

30 minute ride after working out on a weight machine. Beautiful morning.
07-05-13, 04:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,715
Posted By RunningBulldog

I don't mind "helpful" comments on my rides...

I don't mind "helpful" comments on my rides because, let's face it, I'm no Adonis and some people can't help themselves.

What's irritating is when I go to buy parts at the local bike shop with the...
Forum: Introductions
07-04-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By RunningBulldog

Not sure If I'm familiar with that one... my wife...

Not sure If I'm familiar with that one... my wife and I do go down to Cannon Falls and take the bike trail there, it runs all the way to Red Wing. I've never made it all the way to Red Wing yet......
Forum: Introductions
07-04-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By RunningBulldog

Hello from Saint Paul, Minnesota!

Hi,

Joined the forum & Just wanted to say hello. I spent the day rehabbing my old Novara commuter bike (wanted something with thin tires to ride, instead of my Trek Mountain Bike) and then went...
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