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Forum: Commuting 08-20-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By soysos
it just seems to be one thing after another. I...

it just seems to be one thing after another. I thought I finally had my tire situation figured out, upgrading my pos walmart pump with an airtower and replacing the original 20mm tires with a new set...
Forum: Commuting 08-18-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By soysos
I don't know all that much about the bike. I do...

I don't know all that much about the bike. I do know that it was built as an entry level racing bike, with a chromolly frame. I know that it was made by alpine sometime in the mid 90s, with all 105...
Forum: Commuting 08-17-13, 11:52 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,806
Posted By soysos
my trusty LCR has gotten me out of a few scrapes,...

my trusty LCR has gotten me out of a few scrapes, I've never had to fire, hell half the time it isn't even loaded but to someone who means you harm just seeing it is enough of a deterrent. I've had 4...
Forum: Commuting 08-17-13, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By soysos
learning curve

I am trying to give my car a rest and do my regular commutes on my bike. I'm trying to get my body in shape for a half ironman and figure as much time as I can get in is a good thing. the problem is...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-13-13, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By soysos
I've come to the conclusion that my bike shop...

I've come to the conclusion that my bike shop kind of sucks. I called them last sunday explained my situation and was informed that I would need a new derailleur, what my options were what it would...
Forum: Triathlon 08-11-13, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By soysos
now that I know about these stay on covers I...

now that I know about these stay on covers I think I'm sold on the speedplays.
Forum: Triathlon 08-10-13, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By soysos
thoughts on going clipless

I am thinking of upgrading my pedals before I attempt a half ironman next summer. the bike that I have is an older model road bike and while platform pedals have been sufficient so far I have a hard...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-08-13, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By soysos
well I took it to the LBS today. apparently...

well I took it to the LBS today. apparently shimano still makes this derailleur, or close enough to it. $35 for my shiny new claris derailleur. went ahead and got a new cable and I lost the pin to...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-04-13, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By soysos
This bike is 15-20 years old. It's the old 2x8...

This bike is 15-20 years old. It's the old 2x8 version. It looks like I can get a used derailleur on eBay for $60 there about. The good news is if I can find the cage I can get new pulleys bushings...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-03-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By soysos
the derailleur is still mounted secure, it's the...

the derailleur is still mounted secure, it's the cage that failed.

I'll just single speed it to work tomorrow and take it to the bike shop after, or maybe monday I haven't looked at their hours....
Forum: Road Cycling 08-03-13, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By soysos
I really wish I could afford a new bike,...

I really wish I could afford a new bike, unfortunately I cannot justify the expense without getting rid of my car completely. right now my day to day commutes are on the bike but I do have places to...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-03-13, 10:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By soysos
sorry I meant the pulleys. I changed gears...

sorry I meant the pulleys. I changed gears heading into a downhill and my chain rattled, I pulled over and found I lost my idler pulley, I walked back the way I came but couldn't find it, I was in a...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-03-13, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By soysos
help my derailleur is gone

I have been having a lot of issues with my bike lately. I works great with my hard training rides and I had no issues in a triathlon with it. the problem is this bike is also my primary means of...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-22-13, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By soysos
Well these tires were on the bike when I bought...

Well these tires were on the bike when I bought it but I doubt they're original to the bike. I turned the tire inside out couldn't find anything sharp but there was quite a bit of dry rot....
Forum: Road Cycling 07-18-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By soysos
constant flats

so I bought this bike back in april its an old late 80s early 90s alpine with 20mm tires beyond that I'm not sure of the details. since I got it I've now blown 7 inner tubes the first four looked...
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