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08-10-10, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,310
Posted By jfinkly

Very good to hear that it will be getting good...

Very good to hear that it will be getting good use. At the price it sold for ($325 IRC), complete with the sizable box of spare parts, I really wish that I could have afforded to bid.
08-09-10, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,310
Posted By jfinkly

Did anybody else watch the auction of a few of...

Did anybody else watch the auction of a few of Sheldon Browns (RIP) bikes?
Specifically:

His fixed/free (http://sheldonbrown.org/hercules.html)
1962 Moulton stowaway fixed...
06-08-10, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By jfinkly

Good to know, that gets things to a narrower...

Good to know, that gets things to a narrower range than I had.



Interesting, I was somewhat worried that since there is nothing but spring tension holding them in place that they might move...
06-07-10, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By jfinkly

Thanks! Mine have Shimano both on the lever caps...

Thanks! Mine have Shimano both on the lever caps and shifters, so that helps to narrow things down. What did '3.3.3' stand for?


I do in fact like barends; I have 10spd Dura-Ace waiting to go...
06-07-10, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By jfinkly

Interesting, did Suntour also have a similar...

Interesting, did Suntour also have a similar spring assisted system?


Everyones a critic :rolleyes: I guess you wont be wanting a guest pass to my upcoming gallery opening: "Snapshots hastily...
06-06-10, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By jfinkly

Dura-Ace Finger-Tip Barend Control: What do I have?

I was perusing a local thrift shop yesterday morning while waiting for the skies to clear, when I stumbled upon these sitting on a shelf:...
12-14-09, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3,222
Views: 1,536,415
Posted By jfinkly

My XC hardtail: Thylacine Arete ...

My XC hardtail: Thylacine Arete
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_v32OdN1TDQY/SyKqC-XWOkI/AAAAAAAAAng/3oCn6DCDiLM/s800/DSC01805.JPG

Picked up the frame + seatpost + FD on Ebay last year to replace my '01...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,009,635
Posted By jfinkly

Ha, will do. That Nashbar looks mighty nice, and...

Ha, will do. That Nashbar looks mighty nice, and is probably an entire bike lighter too.
Forum: Commuting
12-14-09, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 22,116
Posted By jfinkly

Again I agree with you, but maybe my other posts...

Again I agree with you, but maybe my other posts where not clear enough. The Ulock that I mention in the first post is always around the rim and tire between the rear triangle ('Sheldon' style) and...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-09, 01:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 22,116
Posted By jfinkly

The photos on the VO site do not show it, but as...

The photos on the VO site do not show it, but as you can see in my photo the VO skewers are shrouded. Someone would have to be turning the fixed side which would be more doable than the flat...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-09, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,009,635
Posted By jfinkly

I've gotta agree with you. Worst yet is that...

I've gotta agree with you. Worst yet is that besides having tires that had obviously been left flat for years, and plenty of dust and spider webs, the bike was in practically new condition and...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 22,116
Posted By jfinkly

Very true. Most important is your locking...

Very true. Most important is your locking technique and where the bike is left. Although they are definitely a deterrent and not a total solution I feel better (and am able to lock up quickly)...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-09, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,009,635
Posted By jfinkly

Not long after posting my Mongoose, I lucked out...

Not long after posting my Mongoose, I lucked out and caught my landlord throwing out a Trek 820 in my size. After swapping all the parts and making a few changes (Avocet M30, LX hubs laced to Mavic...
Forum: Introductions
12-12-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,386
Posted By jfinkly

Thank you for the welcome and the compliment to...

Thank you for the welcome and the compliment to the bikes, they appreciate it.


Thank you, it is good to be here. For the past few months the Trek has (strangely) been the bike that I have most...
Forum: Introductions
12-11-09, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,386
Posted By jfinkly

Howdy from Lawrence KS (but soon to be south central IL)

I've been perusing this site for a while now, and figure it is well past time that I introduce myself:
My name is Jeff, and I have been riding, and learning to wrench, since I was a kid. I took up...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-09, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,855
Posted By jfinkly

My backside hurts just thinking about taking this...

My backside hurts just thinking about taking this on a century.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-09, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,855
Posted By jfinkly

I had just been thinking that the fender issue...

I had just been thinking that the fender issue was funky. It has M8 threaded holes on the dropouts, plenty of clearance with 28mm tires, but nowhere to secure the front of the fender near the bottom...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-09, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,855
Posted By jfinkly

Gotta imagine that you are spot on about the ride...

Gotta imagine that you are spot on about the ride quality. I'll definitely be sure to research the cracking issues.

Definitely a '94 according to the serial number. Aluminum can be chromed...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-09, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,855
Posted By jfinkly

Here is the photo, unfortunately I can't seem to...

Here is the photo, unfortunately I can't seem to photograph the "R111" decal, as it is just a white outline.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-09, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,855
Posted By jfinkly

Has anyone ever heard of the Cannondale R111?

I just picked one up that I am getting ready to build up, and so far all I can deduce about this model from the Serial # is that it was produced in 1994. I took a look at the '94 catalog on the...
12-05-09, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,741
Posted By jfinkly

Thank you both. That is what the information...

Thank you both. That is what the information seemed to suggest, but I guess I was just thrown off by the 3mm spacer and needed to be reassured.
12-05-09, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,741
Posted By jfinkly

10 speed cassette on a Tiagra hub (fh-4400)

I have just recently purchased a used set of wheels, and the rear is laced to a Tiagra FH-4400 hub. I am hoping to throw on a 10 speed cassette, but can't seem to find any info stating specifically...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-09, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,009,635
Posted By jfinkly

Thanks!

This frame does have vertical dropouts. I bought a Salsa 34t Chainring and a Nashbar SS conversion kit (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_175492_-1_201521_10000_201527). I got lucky...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-09, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,009,635
Posted By jfinkly

My first proper commuter/ my first singlespeed. ...

My first proper commuter/ my first singlespeed. Early 90's Mongoose Iboc Sport built up as a singlespeed commuter with a mix of cheap new parts and bits I had lying in the spares bin. Cheap enough...
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