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Forum: Tandem Cycling 04-08-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,864
Posted By metal_cowboy
I just ordered some longer shifter cable housing....

I just ordered some longer shifter cable housing. I run bar end shifters on my tandem and I am going to run the derailure cables on the inside of the bar tape. I have done this with my two single...
Forum: Touring 02-21-10, 12:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,658
Posted By metal_cowboy
Nice bike. Check out some wood fenders from...

Nice bike. Check out some wood fenders from woodyfenders.com, they would compliment your tape and seat combo. I put some on my LHT and they look great....
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-17-10, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By metal_cowboy
Rivendell makes several big frames. Look at the...

Rivendell makes several big frames. Look at the Sam Hillborne. It is a lugged touring frame that sells for about $2000 complete. If you can find a used Rivendell Atlantis or Rambouillet, they are...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-17-10, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By metal_cowboy
I switched to Nitto Noodle bars 48cm on all my...

I switched to Nitto Noodle bars 48cm on all my bikes. They have a great design for large hands.
Forum: Touring 06-13-09, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,638
Posted By metal_cowboy
Bruce Gordon is selling some frames made overseas...

Bruce Gordon is selling some frames made overseas with front and rear racks for less than 1k. I have owned a LHT and I currently own a Rivendell Atlantis, but if I had to buy a touring bike now, I...
Forum: Touring 05-28-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,716
Posted By metal_cowboy
Shimano XT front and rear derailure Shimao...

Shimano XT front and rear derailure
Shimao XT(36H) hubs with Mavic A719 rims
Nitto Noodle handlebars
Stem(any).
Headset: Chris King would be nice, but buy what you can afford.
Tires: Panaracer...
Forum: Commuting 05-06-09, 10:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,808
Posted By metal_cowboy
Do the smart thing and buy a LHT. Great bike. ...

Do the smart thing and buy a LHT. Great bike.
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Forum: Road Cycling 04-08-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,325
Posted By metal_cowboy
You are right, the Chinese workers make $1 an...

You are right, the Chinese workers make $1 an hour, the Americans make $35 an hour. There is definatley a differance.......in price. Go buy steel. Your children will thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-05-09, 12:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,930
Posted By metal_cowboy
Don't be too skeptical. Cannondale is moving...

Don't be too skeptical. Cannondale is moving their production offshore because they can be made by people who get paid $1 a hour versus $35 an hour made in America. I am sure if you did some...
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-03-09, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 970
Posted By metal_cowboy
I have been riding Cannondales for more than 20...

I have been riding Cannondales for more than 20 years. This news is sad, kind of reminds me of the day that I heard that Trek was dropping the Klein line of bikes. Bummer.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-27-09, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By metal_cowboy
You might take apart the shifters and see if they...

You might take apart the shifters and see if they are assembled correctly. Check also to make sure that you do not have any binding in your cables.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-25-09, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,396
Posted By metal_cowboy
The housing I bought is acutally Jagwire. This...

The housing I bought is acutally Jagwire. This is my first use of Campy stuff, so I am a little unsure what will work. The cable house is definately compressionless, but it is a little bigger than...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-25-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,915
Posted By metal_cowboy
You could splurge and get some Phil Wood or White...

You could splurge and get some Phil Wood or White Industy 135mm hubs laced to an Mavic Open Pro Rim, but if $700 dollars for a set of wheels is too much, go with a good pair of XT hubs with Mavic...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-25-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,396
Posted By metal_cowboy
Campagnolo Cable Housing Question.

I am in the process of building up a new bike. It is 66cm so the stock Campagnolo Derailure housing for the shifters were a little to short. I ordered new casing, but I mistakenly ordered 5mm...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-19-09, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By metal_cowboy
Rivendell is selling some "Brooksalike" saddles. ...

Rivendell is selling some "Brooksalike" saddles. They gave them good reviews, although for the money, a Brooks is hard to beat for quaility and durability....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-19-09, 06:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,118
Posted By metal_cowboy
Cantilevers work fine on drop bars. Those who...

Cantilevers work fine on drop bars. Those who use V-Brakes with drop bars need special brake levers or pulleys due to the increased pull necessary for the brakes to function. I have Canecreek brake...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-14-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By metal_cowboy
Thank you very much for the help.

Thank you very much for the help.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-14-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By metal_cowboy
Campy cable end question

I am installing campy for the first time and found this cable end in with my new cables. Where should I be using this? Thanks
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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-06-09, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,493
Posted By metal_cowboy
http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/watchdog/blog/p1...

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Forum: Road Cycling 03-02-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By metal_cowboy
Yes, that is why they all look exactly alike and...

Yes, that is why they all look exactly alike and cost exactly the same price......really?
Forum: Road Cycling 03-01-09, 11:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,248
Posted By metal_cowboy
A guy I know has those shoes, he thinks they are...

A guy I know has those shoes, he thinks they are spectacular!
http://tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:D1FC0MJS26xVfM:http://www.johnbarber.com
Forum: Road Cycling 02-28-09, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By metal_cowboy
Good choice, but you are going to need a sturdy...

Good choice, but you are going to need a sturdy rack for that basket!
Forum: Commuting 02-24-09, 10:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,771
Posted By metal_cowboy
Peter is a smart guy. I would rank his...

Peter is a smart guy. I would rank his sensibility up there with Sheldon, Grant, Tom Ritchey, Joe Breeze and all the other iconic minds who are not influenced by hype, hyperbole, and mass-marketing...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-15-09, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By metal_cowboy
Shimano triple questions

I want use 9 speed Shimano STI levers on my new bike build. I want to go with a triple set up, so I need to know if the new Shimano 10 speed cranks will work with the shifters?(9 speed triple cranks...
Forum: Touring 02-14-09, 12:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,174
Posted By metal_cowboy
Thank You. It was a beautiful bike. ...

Thank You. It was a beautiful bike.
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