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09-09-08, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,224
Posted By jz19

I bought one on sale a month or so ago. I am very...

I bought one on sale a month or so ago. I am very pleased with it. Everything works fine and it shows that they put some thought in the design. It even has a strip to mount a blinkie on the back...
08-18-08, 10:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,930
Posted By jz19

I am a guy but my wife loves her Terry liberator....

I am a guy but my wife loves her Terry liberator.

The main thing is that you need to find a saddle that will provide you with the right support in the right places. You should start by measuring...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By jz19

Well, I work for an Exxon competitor and my...

Well, I work for an Exxon competitor and my company is very supportive of bike commuting. We have lockers, showers, and racks. Some months ago they even placed a repair stand by the bike racks (it is...
08-09-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,236
Posted By jz19

Me too. I have three sets of these in different...

Me too. I have three sets of these in different bikes. Zuzus are great pedals and a good value with the repleaceable pins and sealed bearings. Never hard a problem with any of them.
08-09-08, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By jz19

Monocog flight or Raleigh. These two have the...

Monocog flight or Raleigh. These two have the advantage that can be converted from SS to gears if you are not happy with a single speed.
06-02-08, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,245
Posted By jz19

You have nothing to loose trying but only a small...

You have nothing to loose trying but only a small % of riders like to ride rigid and I am certainly not in that %.
06-02-08, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,004
Posted By jz19

This would be my vote too. The thing is that if...

This would be my vote too. The thing is that if you track ebay for a while you could buy a nice used steel frame and just swap the parts. Ti is different because of the $ involved.
06-02-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By jz19

I have the Zinn's and Mountain Bike Maintenance:...

I have the Zinn's and Mountain Bike Maintenance: The Illustrated Manual by Allwood. Both are good references.
04-24-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,220
Posted By jz19

I think that in your case the Flight is a serious...

I think that in your case the Flight is a serious commitment to rigid single speeding. You first need to see if rigid single speeding is your thing. I know it is not my thing and I had a Unit which...
04-24-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,564
Posted By jz19

As others said there is no point to having a...

As others said there is no point to having a helmet with a visor. It is simple marketing to try to sell you two helmets when you only need one. I use the same road helmet for road and mountainbiking...
03-10-08, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By jz19

Redline makes great bikes and has some...

Redline makes great bikes and has some bestselling models. Their mountain bike single speeds are very popular, same with their cross bikes. Solid bikes and good values.
03-05-08, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,859
Posted By jz19

I also recommend WTB saddles. The usual...

I also recommend WTB saddles.

The usual problem with saddles is not cushioning but width. It is common to see big guys riding on saddles designed for lighter riders with relatively narrow hips....
02-18-08, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
Posted By jz19

Nice. I think I like the paint of the older...

Nice.

I think I like the paint of the older one better, black goes with everything, but if you had the wrong size you had the wrong size. I have a 05 and the paint is probably worse than both of...
02-11-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By jz19

I did and the bikes were fine. I think they...

I did and the bikes were fine.

I think they change bikes every year and had two mechanics working on them when I was there. If I were to go again I would do something completely different though....
Forum: Commuting
02-09-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By jz19

You are correct that you need to go down in size....

You are correct that you need to go down in size. If it help I fit a 59 road bike and ride a 57 cross bike. I guess this could be different for some odd brand based on geometry but as a general rule...
02-09-08, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By jz19

All bikes require maintenance regardless of price...

All bikes require maintenance regardless of price or they will eventually ride like crap. You can do the work yourself or pay someone to do it. That's the way it goes.
Your bikes are at the bottom...
01-07-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By jz19

Around $200 I would go for a RS Tora or Marzocci...

Around $200 I would go for a RS Tora or Marzocci MX. Both are good solid forks that usually sell new for that much and both are much better than an Axel. Btw, I can't remember any Axel that was rate...
01-07-08, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,463
Posted By jz19

It was not for me. I bought one cheap to see what...

It was not for me. I bought one cheap to see what it was about and ended up selling it a couple of months later. Some people swear by them but IMO gears are the way to go. I found the single speed...
11-27-07, 11:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,682
Posted By jz19

[QUOTE=BearSquirrel;5690103]May I ask what you...

[QUOTE=BearSquirrel;5690103]May I ask what you paid. The Redlines seem to be a great bargain. No one else has the balls to offer a pre-built rigid 29er. Truth is that you don't need a suspension...
11-26-07, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By jz19

+1. I bought and sold a few frames and...

+1.

I bought and sold a few frames and bikes through ebay and have 100% positive feedback. As a seller your worst nightmare is an idiot that wants the lightest bike or the perfect scratch less...
11-13-07, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,588
Posted By jz19

I have a mix of butted and straight spokes in my...

I have a mix of butted and straight spokes in my rear wheel since May when I had three of the original butted spokes fail. So far so good. Personally, I think that if you have a tensiometer you can...
11-09-07, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,786
Posted By jz19

Ultimate. If I ever break mine I'll just buy...

Ultimate. If I ever break mine I'll just buy another one.
10-06-07, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By jz19

Both are single pivots but Warrior is higher in...

Both are single pivots but Warrior is higher in the IH offer. Azure and MKIII is where things get really good though.
10-06-07, 10:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,167
Posted By jz19

I had bikes with hydraulic but now run BB7 in all...

I had bikes with hydraulic but now run BB7 in all bikes. Hydraulics do have a better feel, even cheap hydraulics as Deore or Hayes that compete in price with BB7s. The nice thing about BB7s is that...
10-03-07, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 608
Posted By jz19

1) Dragon (I use it for XC) 2) Nova (commuter) ...

1) Dragon (I use it for XC)
2) Nova (commuter)
3) Dakar XC (testing the FS waters)
4) Dakota XC (frame only. got a good deal on it)
10-03-07, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 608
Posted By jz19

I like Jamis. I like the brand enough that I have...

I like Jamis. I like the brand enough that I have three of their bikes (and a naked frame)!
09-04-07, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,294
Posted By jz19

It is not a coincidence nor a dent. Dragon and...

It is not a coincidence nor a dent. Dragon and Dakota XC all have the same tube squash there, probably to allow sufficient space for the cassette and use that stay tube diameter.
08-28-07, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By jz19

For that amount you can buy a nice used bike on...

For that amount you can buy a nice used bike on ebay or craiglist if you know what to buy. If you have normal proportions any large frame (19 or 20) should work well for you. Avoid XL sized frames...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-07, 12:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,262
Posted By jz19

I have a similar measurement between seat bones...

I have a similar measurement between seat bones and went with a Terry Liberator. I am very happy with it and had no pain or numbness since switching to it.

If you want something cheaper there are...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-07, 11:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,151
Posted By jz19

I like my Jamis Nova. Really nice, comfy bike. ...

I like my Jamis Nova. Really nice, comfy bike.

I would not discard the Lemond because of the disk brakes, specially if you will be commuting during the winter. Also, remember that cross and...
08-27-07, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By jz19

Yes, 100 seems to be a common number, or you can...

Yes, 100 seems to be a common number, or you can infer the "average" ("average" because I don't use the average tension of the whole wheel as calculated by the Park spreadsheet) tension and use that...
08-26-07, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By jz19

I gave it a shot with a Kona Unit that I found...

I gave it a shot with a Kona Unit that I found cheap on ebay. It started stock with the rigid fork. Didn't like the vibration so added a fork. Still didn't like it so added disk brakes. Still didn't...
08-26-07, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By jz19

+1 You need to re-tension the whole wheel...

+1

You need to re-tension the whole wheel and then true it. Unless you have a tensiometer ask you LBS to do it for you. On the other hand, if a LBS changed your broken spokes you probably need to...
08-23-07, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By jz19

My suggestion is to buy one of Zinn's books and...

My suggestion is to buy one of Zinn's books and then build a bike from the frame up. Best experience ever. Once you do that you are certain that with enough time you can fix anything on the bike. It...
08-15-07, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By jz19

It is an alloy frame, a new Jamis Dakar Expert...

It is an alloy frame, a new Jamis Dakar Expert that I bought on ebay. The thing is that I only noticed the problem when I finished building it so I am pretty much on my own now.

I think I am...
08-15-07, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By jz19

Drill out bottle cage bolt?

I have a water bottle cage bolt that spins together with the rivet or rivnut making it impossible to unthread it. I tried securing the rivet with pliers and angling the pressure on the bolt but it...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-07, 10:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,172
Posted By jz19

I've done light offroad commuting with my Nova...

I've done light offroad commuting with my Nova that has a carbon fork without any problems. I ended giving up on that route because of the inconvenience of riding cross tires when most of the commute...
08-14-07, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,236
Posted By jz19

Perhaps because he doesn't like clipless or...

Perhaps because he doesn't like clipless or simply prefers platforms over them. I run Zu-Zus on a Jamis Dragon and don't see any contradiction between the two. Clipless might be the best pedaling...
08-06-07, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,688
Posted By jz19

Interesting, I would say the opposite is true. ...

Interesting, I would say the opposite is true.

To the OP, Iron Horse bikes are great values and your bike should serve you well. It is a lot for a first bike. The only part that I would consider...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-07, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 789
Posted By jz19

or drill a hole through the mounting bracket and...

or drill a hole through the mounting bracket and zip tie it to something. I started doing this after loosing an expensive one on its first ride. Never lost another.
07-29-07, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,474
Posted By jz19

Welcome to the club. Here is a pic of my Dragon.

Welcome to the club. Here is a pic of my Dragon.
07-21-07, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,739
Posted By jz19

I bought a 06 Warrior race which is really the...

I bought a 06 Warrior race which is really the same bike. I used it for parts to build a FS frame but what I can tell you is that the frame was nice quality db alloy with nice welds and the part mix...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-07, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By jz19

This is what I did. I ride a 57 Nova that fits me...

This is what I did. I ride a 57 Nova that fits me perfectly but would ride a 59 roadbike (if I had one). I suggest that you go one size down from your road bike size and be done with it.
Forum: Commuting
06-29-07, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,627
Posted By jz19

I have an 05 that I used for commuting and light...

I have an 05 that I used for commuting and light offroad. It is a great bike and you can fit a rack in the back which is invaluable for commuting. Changing the tires would also turn into a competent...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-07, 03:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,392
Posted By jz19

Glad you are OK. That helmet saved your skull....

Glad you are OK. That helmet saved your skull. When your front tire washes out you go down hard. I broke my foot in a similar incident riding under heavy rain on a wooden bridge. It is funny that I...
06-07-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,356
Posted By jz19

Perhaps you should consider going back to flat...

Perhaps you should consider going back to flat pedals. I tried clipless and didn't like them and I certainly don't need them.
04-24-07, 01:10 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,250
Posted By jz19

My main ride is a custom Jamis Dragon. My spare...

My main ride is a custom Jamis Dragon. My spare is a Kona Unit. My wife's only bike is a Marin Eldridge. Yes, we like steel hardtails.
03-07-07, 11:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
Posted By jz19

What you need to know about this Garneu bike is...

What you need to know about this Garneu bike is that the steel used in the frame is really good steel and that the parts kit that come with the frame is quite good. The parts are not great but very...
03-07-07, 11:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,486
Posted By jz19

If you want steel there are not many stock bikes...

If you want steel there are not many stock bikes to choose under $1000. Your best bets are the Eldridge or the Jamis Exile. My wife has an Eldridge 05 or 04 and it is a solid bike except for the...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,247
Posted By jz19

Same here, I have both of them zip tied. I drill...

Same here, I have both of them zip tied. I drill the clip and then pass a thin zip tie through the hole and tie it to something. I started doing this after loosing a $35 LD1000 in its first ride. Now...
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