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Wolf
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dumb question:
what is this thing everyone is talking about called "sex"? I've been hearing it for years but never knew the ins and the outs. Knowledge me.

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 21:38
Lurk

it refers to being male or female. has similarities to the word "gender" but gender refers to being masculine or feminine rather then physically male or female.

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 22:40
bigbadwimp

Can you tell what size seatpost collar size you need of you know your seatpost size? I know my seatpost is a 31.6 but can I tell from that what size collar I'd need?

edit - nm, apparently my question was so dumb i was able to figure it out on my own. sorry.

Thu, 11/20/2008 - 17:41
reedreeder
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FarAwayBoy wrote:
Reedreeder I want to believe that avatar is you.

believe it! because it is

Fri, 11/21/2008 - 04:28
halbritt
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bigbadwimp wrote:
Can you tell what size seatpost collar size you need of you know your seatpost size? I know my seatpost is a 31.6 but can I tell from that what size collar I'd need?

edit - nm, apparently my question was so dumb i was able to figure it out on my own. sorry.

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Fri, 11/21/2008 - 05:05
txdennis

do tell

Fri, 11/28/2008 - 17:18
Toast
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not a question but

tonight i tried to put cranks back on with a crank puller. and was baffled. then like half an hour later realized, oh wait oops.

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 05:26
frankstoneline
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txdennis wrote:

do tell

I think its crows foot lacing pattern. Just a different way to lace a wheel.

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 05:41
Toast
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i don't think crow's foot twists the spokes. (but, then again, i'm the guy who just tried to put cranks on a bb with a puller)

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 06:05
lofarkas
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^It doesn't.

I have no idea if this twisted spoke pattern has a name, but all anyone really needs to know about it is that it is done exclusively for looks and is functionally inferior ot 3x but if it's done well it'll probably not give you any problems.

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 06:45
Petr5
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lofarkas wrote:
^It doesn't.

I have no idea if this twisted spoke pattern has a name, but all anyone really needs to know about it is that it is done exclusively for looks and is functionally inferior ot 3x but if it's done well it'll probably not give you any problems.

+1. If you want one, I've heard you need 2X +10mm spokes. I've also heard they don't stay true. Here's a crappy cell pic of my 2X crows foot/radial mix.

Yeah, yeah

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Sun, 01/04/2009 - 13:17
m4bandit
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toast wrote:
not a question but

tonight i tried to put cranks back on with a crank puller. and was baffled. then like half an hour later realized, oh wait oops.

Hahaha. Good going.

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Sun, 01/04/2009 - 15:40
Chaba
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dumb question:

why are white guys such assholes in houston?! i say houston...because all you other white guys on hurr aren't so.

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 15:51
HasteTheMoment

Anyone know anything about a galaxy 11 frame, Its just any other 70s-80s road frame I believe. Friend he can only find pics of it on 26" wheels, 700c wheels should fit correct.

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 15:59
y
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wat?

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 16:02
Petr5
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HasteTheMoment wrote:
Anyone know anything about a galaxy 11 frame, Its just any other 70s-80s road frame I believe. Friend he can only find pics of it on 26" wheels, 700c wheels should fit correct.

You sure it's not 27"s?

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"Your bike sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 16:03
HasteTheMoment

Im not exactly sure. I dont see why 700c wheels wouldnt fit?

"Might have had 26" wheels instead of 27", which may be an issue. Keep finding more info on these bikes, looks like the small ones ran 26"...

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 16:05
thurston
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gerund wrote:
What is it called when the chainring is attached forever and forever to the crank?

Old question.
I think the word is Swaged.

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Sun, 01/04/2009 - 16:07
Petr5
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HasteTheMoment wrote:
Im not exactly sure. I dont see why 700c wheels wouldnt fit?

"Might have had 26" wheels instead of 27", which may be an issue. Keep finding more info on these bikes, looks like the small ones ran 26"...

Well, the idea behind 26" rims for mountain bikes was that after you put on the big ass tires, the functional diameter would be about the same as 700c's. However, if this is a roadbike, I doubt it was built to accomodate mtn bike size tires. The difference in rim diameter is about 5cm, or 2.5cm from axle to the end of the rim. That's just under an inch. If he has an extra inch of space, yes, it should be fine* **.

*providing he plans to run brakeless.
** chain stays and brake bridge are 2 additional factors that might interfere.

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Sun, 01/04/2009 - 16:18
Brvn

Do I need a crank puller to tighten down the bolt that holds cranks in place.

(I know I dont need a CRANK PULLER but ones iv seen are double sided and have the bolt thingamajig on the other side)

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 16:34
curiousincident
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So I'm finally buying some levers for my new bike, and was planning on getting some tektro r200's, but I see they also have a long pull version (rl520). Any reason I should consider these over the r200's for use with avid shorty cantis?

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 16:39
curiousincident
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Brvn wrote:
Do I need a crank puller to tighten down the bolt that holds cranks in place.

(I know I dont need a CRANK PULLER but ones iv seen are double sided and have the bolt thingamajig on the other side)

Any wrench you can fit in there will work, but lots of common hex sockets have been too big in my experiences.

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 16:45
Chaba
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seriously saddles for las chicas are hideous.

kashimax saddle FG-8P.... will it hurt? anyone know/have one?

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 16:48
frankstoneline
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Chaba wrote:
seriously saddles for las chicas are hideous.

kashimax saddle FG-8P.... will it hurt? anyone know/have one?

Kashimax's hurt dudes, not looking promising for the ladies.
Look into one of the (I hate to say it) specialized ladies specific saddles, they do a pretty damn good job it seems.

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 17:18
y
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^Bought one for my lady. She likes it. Unfortunately, someone put out their cigarette on it.

It's on this bike:

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 17:22
CeeGee
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frankstoneline wrote:
Chaba wrote:
seriously saddles for las chicas are hideous.

kashimax saddle FG-8P.... will it hurt? anyone know/have one?

Kashimax's hurt dudes, not looking promising for the ladies.
Look into one of the (I hate to say it) specialized ladies specific saddles, they do a pretty damn good job it seems.

I'd have to agree with this. The only women specific saddle I've been able to stand so far is the Lithia gel. My bottom loves it.

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 17:39
asterisk
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Chaba wrote:
seriously saddles for las chicas are hideous.

kashimax saddle FG-8P.... will it hurt? anyone know/have one?

Kashimax are ass-hatchets to just about everyone.

Most women I ride with like either one of the Terry women's saddles or the Fizik Vitesse. I rode a Vitesse for a while and it wasn't bad at all, they go for pretty cheap on eBay if you keep an eye out.

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 17:44
frankstoneline
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asterisk wrote:
Chaba wrote:
seriously saddles for las chicas are hideous.

kashimax saddle FG-8P.... will it hurt? anyone know/have one?

Kashimax are ass-hatchets to just about everyone.

Most women I ride with like either one of the Terry women's saddles or the Fizik Vitesse. I rode a Vitesse for a while and it wasn't bad at all, they go for pretty cheap on eBay if you keep an eye out.

I was just about to suggest a terry liberator womens.
http://www.bicyclebuys.com/item/0900170
one of the most intense lady cyclists I know swears by this saddle, she rides shit like ramrod (ride around mount rainier in one day), STP etc. Last I heard she rides every day, and 65 miles is a normal to light day for her. Serious saddle miles and no complaints.

Sun, 01/04/2009 - 17:47
reedreeder
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well here's a dumb question, are aero bullhorns/pursuit bars banned for normal riding at most velodromes?

Mon, 01/05/2009 - 01:22
y
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Maybe not in certain solo time trial events, but otherwise yes.

Mon, 01/05/2009 - 01:24
zombie

jacques wrote:
Maybe not in certain solo time trial events, but otherwise yes.

Don't forget pursuits....

Mon, 01/05/2009 - 01:25
frankstoneline
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reedreeder wrote:
well here's a dumb question, are aero bullhorns/pursuit bars banned for normal riding at most velodromes?

any mass start they are usually illegal.

Mon, 01/05/2009 - 02:29
Toast
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dumb question

is it normal to have some threads of the free cup of the bottom bracket showing, outside of the lockring? using a spanner, i thought i got the cup in as far as it would go while still permitting the spindle to move, but when i put the lockring on all the way to the frame, yea, it went on PAST some of the threads of the free cup. i have a good chainline and everything seems to work fine, but in my mind it looked different before i took the thing apart to repack.

Mon, 01/05/2009 - 04:04
pirate
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Yeah, that's normal.

Also, is the opposite situation OK within reason?
I installed a BB on a bike I'm building and the cup is recessed about 1/2 thread from the face of the lockring. Is that sketchy?

Machines were mice and men were lions once upon a time, but now that its the opposite it's twice upon a time.

Mon, 01/05/2009 - 04:31
frankstoneline
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pirate wrote:
Yeah, that's normal.

Also, is the opposite situation OK within reason?
I installed a BB on a bike I'm building and the cup is recessed about 1/2 thread from the face of the lockring. Is that sketchy?

i dont think so, what I've always heard is that you need something like 9 full turns for threads to be properly engaged, but it might be 6 (I dont really remember the number). beyond that number wont make much difference as long as its tightened the proper amount.

Mon, 01/05/2009 - 05:03
heyangie

What is the best way for tape to stay on?, I don't have tape on my bike anymore, but when I used to, the caps at the end of the handle bar used to get loose all the time and the tape would start getting undone.

Thu, 01/08/2009 - 16:46
Larry Winget
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heyangie wrote:
What is the best way for tape to stay on?, I don't have tape on my bike anymore, but when I used to, the caps at the end of the handle bar used to get loose all the time and the tape would start getting undone.

Wrap a little electrical tape around your bar plugs before putting them in.

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Thu, 01/08/2009 - 16:53
conor
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i guess this is preference, but: what kind of cassettes do touring bikes usually use? or, what's the most recommended--7, 8, 9, 10; road or mtb or...?

Thu, 01/08/2009 - 20:13
scrub
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Would it be relatively OK to use a track cog without a lockring on the free wheel side of my flip flop hub on the Velodrome (just for riding some fun laps not competition)? Or is the freewheel side somewhat dished or anything?

And is it true that you shouldn't mix/match different brands of track cog for fear of damaging threads when switching cogs?

Fri, 01/09/2009 - 01:29
bigbadwimp

I've heard of track riders not using lock rings since they're not that necessary on the track.

Fri, 01/09/2009 - 02:26
smallbear
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how do i install a miche bb? do i just crank in the non-drive side cup flush with the bb shell, and then insert the cartridge and then screw in the drive side cup and fuck around with the chainline.

Fri, 01/09/2009 - 03:01
halbritt
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conor wrote:
i guess this is preference, but: what kind of cassettes do touring bikes usually use? or, what's the most recommended--7, 8, 9, 10; road or mtb or...?

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/k7.html

Quote:
Our "Cyclotouriste" cassettes are an excellent choice for loaded touring bikes with full-sized chainrings, giving excellent climbing gears without sacrificing comfortable gear spacing for useless high end gears.

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Fri, 01/09/2009 - 04:14
pirate
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scrub wrote:
And is it true that you shouldn't mix/match different brands of track cog for fear of damaging threads when switching cogs?

you shouldn't switch between threadings, so if you have an English threaded cog you shouldn't replace it with an Italian threaded one. Since different brands of cogs have different threadings, I guess your statement is partly true.

Machines were mice and men were lions once upon a time, but now that its the opposite it's twice upon a time.

Fri, 01/09/2009 - 04:46
pip!
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If you guys had a choice of buying either Suntour Superbe(not pro) track cranks, or Sugino super mighty's, both 165mm, which would you buy?

Fri, 01/09/2009 - 08:35
Sneaky Viking
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Superbe cuz no more will be made evar.

ckd wrote:
I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Fri, 01/09/2009 - 08:47
asterisk
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milo wrote:
how do i install a miche bb? do i just crank in the non-drive side cup flush with the bb shell, and then insert the cartridge and then screw in the drive side cup and fuck around with the chainline.

I started with the drive side cup flush with the BB as baseline for adjusting in or out from there.

Fri, 01/09/2009 - 12:29
Endpoint
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asterisk wrote:
milo wrote:
how do i install a miche bb? do i just crank in the non-drive side cup flush with the bb shell, and then insert the cartridge and then screw in the drive side cup and fuck around with the chainline.

I started with the drive side cup flush with the BB as baseline for adjusting in or out from there.

I have always had good luck wrapping the threads on the cups with white plumber's tape before installation. Grease the threads in the BB shell. This works well to keep the cups from backing out at all and is especially helpful on Italian threaded bb shells.

B

Fri, 01/09/2009 - 13:43
Endpoint
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bigbadwimp wrote:
I've heard of track riders not using lock rings since they're not that necessary on the track.

True.

One less thing you have to take off when switching out cogs.

Fri, 01/09/2009 - 13:45
gerund
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So last night I changed the tires on the Centurion and I am pretty sure I put the treads on backwards. :facepalm:
Is this a very bad thing? Do I seriously have to do that shit all over again?

Fri, 01/09/2009 - 13:46
edw
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Its not the end of the world. I would just make sure next time.

Fri, 01/09/2009 - 13:50

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