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Forum: Commuting 04-23-15, 12:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,530
Posted By 5matt
57 1/2 here. I've commuted to work for a little...

57 1/2 here. I've commuted to work for a little over a year now, 30 miles each way, I ride it one way 4-6 times a week when the weather is decent-too far and roads too busy to ride in the rain or...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-20-15, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By 5matt
Bingo, while I had come to a similar conclusion I...

Bingo, while I had come to a similar conclusion I may have found a source for pads on Amazon, $5 a pair so I'm going to give them a try. If I do replace the calipers, they will be shimano. While...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-16-15, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By 5matt
Campy veloce brake pads

I have a rear veloce brake from 1999, the pads/shoes are one piece and the securing bolt is separate. Any suggestions for replacement pads/shoes? The bolt is fairly narrow, I have some kool stops...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-22-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By 5matt
May well be a loose headset, found this issue and...

May well be a loose headset, found this issue and cure on one of mine.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-17-15, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By 5matt
thanks guys. I'm looking to buy good quality...

thanks guys. I'm looking to buy good quality lined housing and cables in bulk so I don't have to keep running out to get them. I'll look at the ones you suggest.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-17-15, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By 5matt
Cable housing and cable purchase

I have three road bikes to overhaul and am looking for the best source for quantity lined shimano or similar quality grey brake cable housing and stainless steel brake and derailleur cables.
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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-19-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,317
Posted By 5matt
Commuting to work half of my ride is on a four...

Commuting to work half of my ride is on a four lane, 55-70 mph highway-much of it with no berm. The good news is it isn't heavily travelled, meaning I usually get my own lane (although I ride...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-06-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By 5matt
Thanks. I bought the bike from a neighbor so...

Thanks. I bought the bike from a neighbor so this is the first time I've had them apart (probably first time since installation in 1985!). The shifters seem to work fine so I won't worry about the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-06-14, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By 5matt
Gosh, thank for taking the time.

Gosh, thank for taking the time.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-06-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By 5matt
Shimano 600 downtube shifter issue

I took my brazed on friction shifters apart for cleaning, and when I look at the exploded view of the SL-6207-FA (1984) I see there is a spacer (washer?) on the inboard side-I don't have these...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-02-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,260
Posted By 5matt
I ride a 2002 Colnago CT1 (CarbonFiber rear...

I ride a 2002 Colnago CT1 (CarbonFiber rear triangle and fork/Titanium main); and it is the most comfortable riding bike I've ever owned-ridden up to 214 miles in a day on it. I don't know if the...
Forum: Commuting 09-26-14, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,550
Posted By 5matt
Patrick, although perhaps legal, how would this...

Patrick, although perhaps legal, how would this work on a two lane road, fairly heavy traffic both directions, don't you end up with a line of irate cars behind you? I would never ride this way...
Forum: Commuting 09-25-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,550
Posted By 5matt
Thanks for the support, not sure if I can give up...

Thanks for the support, not sure if I can give up thinking about women though!
Forum: Commuting 09-24-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,550
Posted By 5matt
[QUOTE=RubeRad;17159921]Next time, try stopping...

[QUOTE=RubeRad;17159921]Next time, try stopping in front/right of the first car in line. I typically move to the front of the crosswalk.

No crosswalk, unusual intersection, car stops right at...
Forum: Commuting 09-24-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,550
Posted By 5matt
Forgot to mention, dusted myself off and finished...

Forgot to mention, dusted myself off and finished the ride to work (about eight more miles). Even with the accident, better than riding the bus!
Forum: Commuting 09-24-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,550
Posted By 5matt
I hear you, but this is a congested area and I...

I hear you, but this is a congested area and I would be sitting shortly after going through the light, I need to go around the traffic. What I really should have done was pay attention to the car,...
Forum: Commuting 09-24-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,550
Posted By 5matt
Collision with car today

first accident in 12 years, riding AFRAP on a busy two lane stretch of road. Got passed closely by a tanker truck who then moved farther to the right at a red light-I passed him, then stopped to the...
Forum: Commuting 09-18-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By 5matt
Ok, I get your point. In my case I usually only...

Ok, I get your point. In my case I usually only ride one way each day, I would go out for a ride anyway so I kill two birds with one stone-my commute by bus is at least an hour, my ride is 1:45 so...
Forum: Commuting 09-18-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By 5matt
How do the benefits of riding over driving (or...

How do the benefits of riding over driving (or using the bus in my case) drop once you get over 10 miles? My commute is 30 miles one way, perhaps I'm doing it wrong?
Forum: Commuting 09-18-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By 5matt
Agree with the "make it a challenge" advice, but...

Agree with the "make it a challenge" advice, but not with the podcasts-while I am a fan of some of those mentioned, I wouldn't dream of listening while riding on a busy road or indeed any road. My...
Forum: Commuting 09-08-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,022
Posted By 5matt
My commute is 30 miles each way, I started in...

My commute is 30 miles each way, I started in April this year and ride in one day, home the next, taking the bus in between. I've done it both ways 9 times, the most important thing I've found...
Forum: Commuting 08-29-14, 11:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,372
Posted By 5matt
I usually only ride one way and take the bus the...

I usually only ride one way and take the bus the other alternately; my bus ride yesterday strengthened my resolve to become more than a one way fair weather commuter-people coughing, somebody threw...
Forum: Commuting 08-26-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,727
Posted By 5matt
I have a different take on the picture, it...

I have a different take on the picture, it appears to me the driver may be saying sorry, I didn't see you. Lots of anger in the commuting forum lately!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-06-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 16,084
Posted By 5matt
Undo the cable clamp on the brake-should give you...

Undo the cable clamp on the brake-should give you enough clearance, means you need to have a toolkit with you. Ride home without using that brake (I speak from experience, bladed spoke broke, didn't...
Forum: Commuting 07-14-14, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,946
Posted By 5matt
I use a cygolite 360, bright enough to see the...

I use a cygolite 360, bright enough to see the ground in front of me riding at 18 MPH or so, USB rechargeable, great light. the mount can be tailored to various size bars, I use standard road bars...
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