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  1. Thanks, y'all. Glad to know I am not opening a...

    Thanks, y'all. Glad to know I am not opening a can of worms with this mod.
  2. 9 to 8 speed cassette needs new free hub?

    How can I tell if I need an 8 speed freehub, or if the one I have with the 9 will work?

    The new cassette will have the same size outer cogs (11-32T).
  3. A 2009 frame? I would get it checked over very...

    A 2009 frame?
    I would get it checked over very carefully for frame cracks, especially the fork.
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    Ask on the Rivendell owners bunch site on google....

    Ask on the Rivendell owners bunch site on google. They could tell you what they use.
  5. Changing chain and cassette as easy as this?

    On my bar end, friction shifted bike:

    Procedure:
    1. Shift to smallest rear cog, and largest chainring.
    2. Remove old chain, and count links to get a link count for the new chain.
    3. Remove...
  6. Thanks for the info. I am not looking to...

    Thanks for the info.

    I am not looking to train, as in, for racing or really fast times.

    I am just looking for fun, long rides that I will have the endurance for.

    Sounds like for that, I just...
  7. Its mostly rolling terrain where I live. Just...

    Its mostly rolling terrain where I live.
    Just hard to figure out how much training to do for my first 200k, if I ever do one.

    Does commuting 30 miles a day round trip count with doing a metric...
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    rivbike.com sells MUSA long pants and shorts,...

    rivbike.com sells MUSA long pants and shorts, among other stuff.
    I like the MUSA long pants.

    But you could just wear regular clothes, and shoes, as others have mentioned.
    I wear regular clothes...
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    Thanks!!

    Thanks!!
  10. Riding brevets as training instead of training possible?

    Do Randonneurs initially train up to a certain distance, and then just ride brevets frequently enough for the rest of the year so that the brevets are training in themselves and just float throughout...
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    How is Sarasota cycling?

    Was wondering how Sarasota Florida is for cycling.
    1.Trails/MUPS systems?
    2. Commuting?
    3.Recreational road riding?

    I notice some roads like Proctor and Gantt are utterly shoulder less.
    Are...
  12. Is Ben's Cycle a good company to deal with?

    I don't know anything about them other than they have some very nice prices on components I am interested in.
    But before I buy I was wondering if they are a reputable dealer.

    Thanks for any info!
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    Any Rene Herse owners here?

    I have been reading a little about their bikes and checked out the new Herse info at boulder cycles's website.
    Wow!!! The new Herse framesets are expensive. And Herse components are really...
  14. Cool video. Thanks for posting. I like the...

    Cool video. Thanks for posting. I like the through the cockpit angle. Very nice.
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    Congrats. Now you know you can do it! Nice bike!

    Congrats. Now you know you can do it! Nice bike!
  16. Why no Randonneur Across America (RAAM)?

    I like seeing videos about RAAM and reading about it. Made me think:

    Was wondering why there isn't a Rando Across America ride?
    Seems like Randonneurs could easily qualify, and would be...
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    If you are not into preserving the original...

    If you are not into preserving the original brakes you could switch to sidepulls maybe, if the frame will take them.

    Or, doesn't someone like Paul make a cable hanger that mounts to the brake...
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    This site tells you how to figure it for your...

    This site tells you how to figure it for your frame size. You could ask your LBS also about what is the widest your rim can take.

    http://janheine.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/how-wide-a-tire-can-i-run/
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    Lycra shorts shrinking? Really?

    I have a pair of some Descente spandex-y, lycra-like, modern material cycling shorts, and they have been great and I have always washed them by hand.

    I washed them twice in the washing machine...
  20. Someone about the flat-free-ness of Hetres on...

    Someone about the flat-free-ness of Hetres on another forum.
    You can read the resulting comments. I think most were happy with their tires....
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    I got the bead on good and runs great so far....

    I got the bead on good and runs great so far.
    Jan's page, plus LBS info, and also a guy who has a Panaracer (Makes Hetres) Kevlar belt folding (like Hetre) Xpress tire came off his rim while riding...
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    Thanks for the encouragement. There are warnings...

    Thanks for the encouragement. There are warnings about being careful to seat the beads correctly. Makes it sound like instant death will occur if not. So I was a little concerned when it wasn't...
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    It is a Velocity Synergy clincher rim, with a...

    It is a Velocity Synergy clincher rim, with a Grand Bois Hetre (gumwall, kevlar bead, folding tire) going on it.

    I inflated it to max rated psi for the tire, and that seems to have seated the...
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    Bead seating tips?

    No amount of massaging brings the beads up into place. They dive at various points.

    I am gonna try running some talc along my beads so they will seat right, and so I can ride them right away after...
  25. NITTO Technomic for 59$:...

    NITTO Technomic for 59$:
    http://harriscyclery.net/sitesearch.cfm?search=technomic&goSiteSearch.x=0&goSiteSearch.y=0

    But beware. Sometimes raising the bars causes other things on your body to...
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