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10-15-08, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,751
Posted By JimJim

For my commute bike handlebars I use dense open...

For my commute bike handlebars I use dense open cell foam tubes sold for pipe insulation. The black soft rubber material rips easy, and is quickly permanently squashed. I have found some short foam...
12-01-05, 07:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 573
Posted By JimJim

Rohloff hub frame width options?

What range of chainstay frame widths will a Rohloff 14 speed rear hub fit? I've seen Rohloff hubs mounted on 120mm wide track frames chainstays up to 140mm tandem frames. Does the Rohloff hub come...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-05, 10:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,238
Posted By JimJim

Hi backinthesaddle, Most newer helments...

Hi backinthesaddle,

Most newer helments include adjustment for the "angle on your head" the helmet sits. Out of the box, you may not have the correct tilt.

I have found that I can tilt the...
05-13-05, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By JimJim

100 mile update: I ended up making two...

100 mile update:

I ended up making two modifications that allow me to shift all gears between 50/34 front and 32/11 rear. I have experience adjusting FD with 53/39 with 11/23, but the wide range...
05-11-05, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By JimJim

Progress report: I took the screw out of the...

Progress report:

I took the screw out of the back of my Shimano Ultegra triple front deraileur and evenly spread just the rear portion of the inner and outer cage about 1/4 of an inch total. I...
05-10-05, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By JimJim

XT m-bike sometimes only give 6 of 9 gears

My mountain bike with Shimano XT integrated shifter+brake levers has started to only shift the smaller six of nine rear cogs most of the time...but not always. Sometimes the thumb shifter will lift...
05-07-05, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By JimJim

spreading FD cage for compact crank

Anyone have experience with spreading the front deraileur cage of Shimano Ultra-9 triple to get some additional width to work over the entire gear range without cage rubbing on a 50-34 FSA Energy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-05, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By JimJim

Take a look at the Specialized Mini PVO...

Take a look at the Specialized Mini PVO pump(Presta Valve Only). It is all aluminum and good for 160 psi. It fits in a large water bottle.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-05, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By JimJim

I save all my spare change for WHEELS. I...

I save all my spare change for WHEELS.

I buy several generic good-wicking jerseys when they are on sale and have a discount coupon. If you ride hard and often you will wash your clothes to death...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-05, 07:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 858
Posted By JimJim

I carry both....ultra light tube and patch...

I carry both....ultra light tube and patch stuff(not a full kit and no plastic case)

There are seasons when nettles are all over the road and it is easy to get 2 flats in one long ride. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-05, 08:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,471
Posted By JimJim

I fear death. (and spilling my blood in general)...

I fear death. (and spilling my blood in general)
When bicycling I like to be seen.
Stealth does not get me around a 4,000 lb car at an intersection.

I have a yellow Kestrel Talon, and use...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-05, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,822
Posted By JimJim

You may want to visit the Specialized website and...

You may want to visit the Specialized website and read about saddle selection based upon sit-bone spacing. You can also put a couple cups of flour in a clear ziplock bag next to a wall and plop down...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-05, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By JimJim

Hi Sco Jo, How much room do you have above...

Hi Sco Jo,

How much room do you have above your big toe in the size 45? The "rule of thumb" actually works here, in that you should have a little less than one thumb width above your big toe to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-05, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By JimJim

Hi jqnj, You should not have to make any...

Hi jqnj,

You should not have to make any adjustments if the original front derailer was properly set up.

Here is what I always check:

0) wipe off all grit, and put a little synthetic grease...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-05, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,313
Posted By JimJim

Hi FarHorizon, If strength and durability...

Hi FarHorizon,

If strength and durability is your goal.

Look at 7005 aluminum cycle cross frames at the major mass market bike websites as these will be designed for high weight loads and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-05, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By JimJim

Look at the Specialized PVO Mini. It is all...

Look at the Specialized PVO Mini. It is all aluminum, reaches 160psi and is short enough to fit inside a large water bottle. List $20. PVO = Presta Valve Only. I put this pump, tools, spare tube,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-05, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By JimJim

Use Sunscreen

Being "in the pink" is not a good thing.

I use waterproof SF 30 sunscreen.
Carry a couple squirts in a tiny ziplock bag.

Eat plenty of fruits and vegtables.
Dring plenty of water and green...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-05, 05:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,331
Posted By JimJim

Time Equipe Pro size 44. Time fit me very well. ...

Time Equipe Pro size 44. Time fit me very well.
SpeedPlay X5 My favorite non-race pedal due to easy entry/exit. I can pull out of these when pedaling through a corner and leaning down with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-05, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By JimJim

Several Stores often gives discount coupons with...

Several Stores often gives discount coupons with codes at local cycling events.
Without Hot Deals we will miss these more limited distributed deals.

Some deals are bogus, and the discussion...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-05, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,784
Posted By JimJim

Sit bone spacing and shape. Specialized has a...

Sit bone spacing and shape. Specialized has a fit kit. You can also plop your bottom down in damp sand a few times and measure the sit bone distance and observe the pressure area shape. At home a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-05, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,724
Posted By JimJim

My experience: I use aero bars on long rides with...

My experience: I use aero bars on long rides with very well marked bike paths that allow me to keep my head down for long periods. I had to purchase a special saddle that had a very long back area...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-05, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By JimJim

I purchased a short, all aluminum, 160psi,...

I purchased a short, all aluminum, 160psi, Specialized pump that fits inside a large water bottle along with an extra tube, patch kit, tools, money, ID and powered Gatoraide bonk relief. For short...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-05, 07:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,996
Posted By JimJim

Our family has had several non-compliance issues...

Our family has had several non-compliance issues with Performance.

1) My son collected money from his high school cycling team for tires and I ordered 12 tires that were noted as in stock. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-05, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By JimJim

The Fuji is a great bike at a great price. I...

The Fuji is a great bike at a great price. I would purchase it and pay the LBS to swap parts to make sure the handlebars, stem, and seat fit your body. Pay a little extra to assure that all your...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-05, 11:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,500
Posted By JimJim

Are there any carbon frames with 135mm rear wheel...

Are there any carbon frames with 135mm rear wheel spacing?

I'm starting to see more touring bikes built up from 135mm XT and XTR mountain bike 36H hubs with wider rims. The 9-speed chains and...
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