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Forum: Road Cycling 08-31-08, 06:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,918
Posted By bjkeen
13 or so miles. Took the 16 cog that my new...

13 or so miles. Took the 16 cog that my new fixed/singlespeed came with (it's a BD special) and replaced it with an 18 . Those dudes put the cog and lockring both on with red threadlocker! I had...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-02-08, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 964
Posted By bjkeen
Rear wheels with an offset for the spoke holes...

Rear wheels with an offset for the spoke holes are awfully nice, I think, because they let you build a wheel with more even spoke tension on the drive vs non drive side.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-02-08, 09:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,431
Posted By bjkeen
Torrey Pines Hilton up to Oceanside and back. ...

Torrey Pines Hilton up to Oceanside and back. This on my skidmark brown Surly Karate Monkey with an 8-speed Shimano Nexus internally geared hub. Platform pedals, north road bars, the whole nine...
Forum: Commuting 07-13-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,078
Posted By bjkeen
24 in, and 26 back. Once or twice a week, trying...

24 in, and 26 back. Once or twice a week, trying to get it up to 3x.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-12-08, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By bjkeen
The trick is to be carefully persistent about...

The trick is to be carefully persistent about getting the removal tool in, and to use the QR or something to help hold the tool engaged when you wrench at it. Spraying some WD-40 or something around...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-29-08, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By bjkeen
I've been well pleased with College Park Bikes,...

I've been well pleased with College Park Bikes, although I haven't been there since Chad-the-manager left.
Forum: Touring 06-28-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By bjkeen
Big bikes, cases, and Southwest Airlines.

I ride big frames (64cm and 67cm) and in a month or so I'm planning on an extended business trip and I'd like to take a bike along.

1) Are most cases likely to fit frames that size? I don't want...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-05-07, 04:48 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,455
Posted By bjkeen
I thought a 'carbon' bike meant that it had a...

I thought a 'carbon' bike meant that it had a carbon fiber frame and fork. Not that it had EVERY SINGLE THING MADE OF CARBON FIBER. But that's just me.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-05-07, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By bjkeen
With headsets especially, it's so that the...

With headsets especially, it's so that the bearings that are there will circulate around the race, and not settle into one spot and brinnel depressions into the race. When wheels roll around the...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-31-07, 08:28 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,699
Posted By bjkeen
In Anne Arundel County, Maryland, I have an onion...

In Anne Arundel County, Maryland, I have an onion to hand out, but folks'll have to pm me to hear about it. But day-amn.

In PG County, Maryland, I hand out an orchid to College Park bikes next to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-31-07, 08:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,932
Posted By bjkeen
Crap, the way I look at it its that the toolios...

Crap, the way I look at it its that the toolios are an advantage, because I can come to place X, unknown, chat, drop of a sixpack of good beer with kind regards to all their help AFTER paying for...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-07, 07:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,021
Posted By bjkeen
Well, look, if you're going to do that kind of...

Well, look, if you're going to do that kind of thing, it's ok, as long as you do it on just one of your bikes. That's my point of view.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-07, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,020
Posted By bjkeen
I have a 99cm bike inseam - that's almost 39". ...

I have a 99cm bike inseam - that's almost 39". But, I'm only 6'6" and change. As a result, I'm reasonably comfortable on a 63cm CAAD8 frame, with the longest threadless stem with the most rise that...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-07, 06:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 871
Posted By bjkeen
I have two bikes with left hand front braking and...

I have two bikes with left hand front braking and one bike with right hand front braking. No problems here; I think I may like right-front better.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-07, 05:58 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 14,870
Posted By bjkeen
Well, I'm sorry you have such difficulty. :)

Well, I'm sorry you have such difficulty. :)
Forum: Road Cycling 07-19-07, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By bjkeen
Well, that's where my shifters go, so damn, no...

Well, that's where my shifters go, so damn, no damping for me.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-19-07, 09:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,104
Posted By bjkeen
I think a lot depends on the shop. anecdote,...

I think a lot depends on the shop.

anecdote, blah blah blah warning, whatever:

I bought a '06 R700 with Shimano R5?0 wheelset from a LBS near to where I lived. Before the 1 year warrantee on...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-19-07, 08:48 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 14,870
Posted By bjkeen
I may have given it a pass myself if I had been...

I may have given it a pass myself if I had been able to fit a conventional production frame like a Surly Pacer, say. OTOH, I know I'll have this bike when I die and they put me in the cardboard box,...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-19-07, 08:07 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 14,870
Posted By bjkeen
The man's also smart enough to have frames in big...

The man's also smart enough to have frames in big and small sizes. Word is that he's pretty fast, too.

I think what offends some people so much about Rivendell is that Rivendell is elaborately...
Forum: Commuting 07-15-07, 07:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,734
Posted By bjkeen
Maintain? Newton sez no.

Maintain? Newton sez no.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-25-07, 09:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,154
Posted By bjkeen
this is like the pic-free wheelie thread. Nathan...

this is like the pic-free wheelie thread. Nathan fabian wheelie pic plz. tx.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-25-07, 08:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,951
Posted By bjkeen
Frame sizing should, IMVHO, be aligned with...

Frame sizing should, IMVHO, be aligned with riding goals.

Competition riding goals may be better suited to smaller frames.

Non-competition riding goals are probably suited to bigger frames.
...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-25-07, 07:26 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,243
Posted By bjkeen
+1 I cut my teeth making a commute from...

+1

I cut my teeth making a commute from South Hills to an outfit along McCorkle ave. The carriage trail, bridge road, etc, they're like, well, normal riding.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-25-07, 07:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,114
Posted By bjkeen
This thread is completely INCOMPLETE until it's...

This thread is completely INCOMPLETE until it's clear

what NATHAN FABIAN and Rwhatever/whateverwhatever think about it.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-25-07, 06:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,217
Posted By bjkeen
I have a lazy, long distance mindset. It's...

I have a lazy, long distance mindset.

It's true that people who are racing or otherwise riding around when there's a draft have a use for a very high gear.

But those who are not drafting and...
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