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02-21-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By wooljersey

Thank you! That is just the info I needed!!!!

Thank you! That is just the info I needed!!!!
02-21-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By wooljersey

SRAM Rival 1 - direct mount chainring offest

I am building my wife's dream bike. Seven Axiom Ti, SRAM Rival1 and S&S couplers. I have a drive train question:

What offset direct mount chainring should I be using on the Rival1 crankset? I am...
12-23-18, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By wooljersey

Easy to remove SS or Compact Double Crank

I am building up a Seven Axiom Titanium with S&S couplers for my wife. On my S&S coupled frame I have a Dura-Ace triple crank with an Octalink BB. The advantage is that I can remove the crank with...
09-28-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By wooljersey

Yeah, you guys are right. We'll at least try it...

Yeah, you guys are right. We'll at least try it before making any drastic changes. If I were building the drivetrain from scratch it would be SRAM 1x11 but since it will have a perfectly good campy...
09-28-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By wooljersey

The reason is simplicity. My wife is currently...

The reason is simplicity. My wife is currently riding a 3x8 setup. We are nearing 60 and we do 90% of our riding on paved Rails-To-Trails trails. So we ride slow over consistently flat terrain. I...
09-28-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By wooljersey

Campy 1x Road conversion

I have been slowly acquiring parts to build my wife a 1x10 or 1x11 road bike with S&S couplers. That changed this week when I was able to get a brand new Raleigh Grand Prix with the Ritchey Breakaway...
08-30-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By wooljersey

Good suggestions! I will check the...

Good suggestions! I will check the alignment/adjustment.

I will also be looking for another pair of Light Action shifters.

Thank you everyone!
08-30-16, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By wooljersey

Shimano 7 speed rear derailleur/shifter isuues

Two parts to my question. I have a 3x7 setup on a Bridgestone RB-1 frame. My chainrings are 48-38-24 and I have a 13-24 freewheel. My rear derailleur is XT-M737 long cage and I just switched from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-16, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By wooljersey

Fourknees, yes, it is a steel frame. Since I had...

Fourknees, yes, it is a steel frame. Since I had not tightened the couplers, the downtube came uncoupled and separated right by the bottom bracket. At this point all of my weight was on the wheels...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By wooljersey

LOL ... Nice one Bruce :) Not so much fun...

LOL ... Nice one Bruce :)

Not so much fun watching it fold though!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-16, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By wooljersey

S&S Couplers - Operator Error :(

I hot S&S Couplers put on my bike three years ago. At the time I was traveling by air every other week. I took my bike everywhere and I loved it. Now that I don't travel very much I don't assemble...
04-30-16, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,779
Posted By wooljersey

Very happy with the Rinko! it really solved my...

Very happy with the Rinko! it really solved my packing problem and it is simple to remove.
04-30-16, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 771
Posted By wooljersey

Selle Italia Turbo and Turbo Special

I've been riding Selle Italia Turbo Special saddles for the last several decades. Strangely, I've never ridden the regular Turbos. Other than the 'bling' on the Specials, what are the differences? I...
11-24-15, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By wooljersey

The Saddest Bike Tour in the World

I am an American currently in Paris and this week I serendipitously took the 'saddest bike tour in the world.'

Article on my blog ABikeLife.com (http://www.abikelife.com/?p=592)

BTW - this post...
Forum: Touring
09-24-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,976
Posted By wooljersey

Living with S&S Couplers

I have a blog post about S&S Couplers that you might find helpful Living with S&S Couplers ? a Love Story | A Bike Life (http://www.abikelife.com/?p=412)
05-17-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By wooljersey

Use only one shifter

I want to set up a bike for my wife as a 1x9 speed. She is currently riding a Specialized Dolce and we want to build up a bike with S&S couplers. She currently uses Shimano Sora ST-3400 STI shifters...
05-18-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By wooljersey

Source for Athena clothing in Minneapolis/St. Paul

My wife and I are in Minnesota for about 10 days. I am working and we will be riding every day that the weather cooperates. Unfortunately we only brought one of pair of shorts and one jersey for my...
03-18-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,244
Posted By wooljersey

Early Season Ride and a Damsel in Distress!

Just another bike blog ABikeLife.com (http://www.abikelife.com/?p=517)
09-19-13, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,779
Posted By wooljersey

This Rinko thing may just work :)

I discovered that once I removed the stem, I was able to loosen the headset by hand. Maybe this will work out. :thumb:
09-17-13, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,779
Posted By wooljersey

Rinko is not the Answer

Unfortunately, on my first trip with my shiny new Rinko Headset, I tightened so tight (by hand) that I cannot remove it by hand. Totally defeats the purpose. I guess I'll have to use a normal headset...
09-04-13, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,779
Posted By wooljersey

HillRider, the damage shown here was done by the...

HillRider, the damage shown here was done by the freewheel THROUGH the padding!!!. I think it may have occurred when TSA re-packed the bike and they forced it into the case.
...
09-03-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,779
Posted By wooljersey

Removing the freewheel was the other possibility....

Removing the freewheel was the other possibility. This is a frewheel not a cassette, the problem is I have often had to resort to putting my freewheel remover in a vice to get enough torque to remove...
09-02-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,779
Posted By wooljersey

FB in NY, I appreciate the offer! I need a new...

FB in NY, I appreciate the offer! I need a new headset anyway so I ordered the Rinko from Velo Orange. No one here seems to have any experience with them, so I'll post my impressions after I take it...
09-01-13, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,779
Posted By wooljersey

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08-31-13, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,779
Posted By wooljersey

Rinko Headsets

My S&S coupled bike would fit MUCH better in its case if I could remove the fork. It is a 1991 Bridgestone RB-1 with a 1" threaded fork and I was considering having a local framebuilder make me a new...
08-27-13, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By wooljersey

Uber-Clyde rockin' the neon yellow Lycra!!!

I travel almost every other week with an S&S coupled Bridgestone RB-1. Last week, I was riding along the Bay Trail on the west shore of the San Francisco Bay near Coyote Point. As I was sitting on a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-13, 10:29 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 198,679
Posted By wooljersey

My S&S coupled Bridgestone RB-1 a t the MLK...

My S&S coupled Bridgestone RB-1 a t the MLK memorial on a business trip to the DC area. Not really a folder but a close relative.

http://www.abikelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/mlk.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-13, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By wooljersey

I am the poster child for S&S couplers :)

I got S&S couplers put on my Bridgestone RB-1 in April of this year. In the last 5 months I have made 9 trips with my bike and I will probably make another 6 before the year is over.

Read my tips...
07-03-13, 11:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 332
Posted By wooljersey

A Tale of Five Schwinns a Love Story

Some years ago, I posted a question in this forum about Schwinn Varsitys. Some people took it as a troll and I was even called a 'bike snob'. For you Schwinn lovers out there I have a post on my bike...
06-08-13, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By wooljersey

I am bigger than you and I ride 36 hole Phil Wood...

I am bigger than you and I ride 36 hole Phil Wood hubs (7 spd freewheel) laced with straight 14 guage spokes to Velocity Deep V's. Absolutely bomb proof.
05-17-13, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By wooljersey

Yes, they are downtube shifters. I hadn't even...

Yes, they are downtube shifters. I hadn't even thought of that. I just rebuilt the bike after getting S&S couplers put on the frame. Thank you!
05-17-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By wooljersey

7 Speed Shifter Problems

I have Shimano 7 Speed Light Action SIS shifters. The front is friction triple. For some reason even if I tighten the front shifter bolt as tight as I can by hand the front derailleur spring moves...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,802
Posted By wooljersey

Actually, a folding bike was not really on my...

Actually, a folding bike was not really on my radar screen. I don't mean to be a troll but:

1) I had S&S couplers put on my dream bike, a 1991 Bridgestone RB-1 that I have completely re-built and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-13, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,802
Posted By wooljersey

S&S Couplers First Flight

I am a business traveler and I log between 60,000 and 100,000 miles every year by air. This Spring I had S&S couplers put on my bike so I could take it with me as checked luggage and avoid paying the...
05-02-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By wooljersey

Total including return shipping S&S case and all...

Total including return shipping S&S case and all the accessories about $1400 from Bilenky.
05-01-13, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By wooljersey

I have thought about it. This was originally a...

I have thought about it. This was originally a green and white RB-1 but red was the other color in 1991. Probably not because the decals will be pretty fragile when traveling. I fly about 25 weeks a...
05-01-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By wooljersey

Clyde Ride - My Bridgestone RB-1 with S&S couplings (lots of pictures)

I just got my Bridgestone RB-1 back from Bilenky Cycle Works. They added S&S couplers and re-powdercoated the frame. The bike is a 1991 Bridgestone RB-1 (originally green and white.) I used the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-13, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By wooljersey

Thank you

Thanks for the replies. Lots of good info. I just sent the bike to Bilenky this week so it'll be about a month before I get it back.

I'll post more once I have it and learn how to pack it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-13, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By wooljersey

S&S Coupling Hints?

This week, I sent my beloved Bridgestone RB-1 to Bilenky Cycleworks to get S&S couplings installed. I am a frequent flier, traveling by air mainly US and Canada, about 25 weeks per year. I suspect I...
10-01-12, 03:08 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 29,934
Posted By wooljersey

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/578645...

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/578645_10150999607561771_1140559982_n.jpg

My RB-1 on the DuPage River Trail north of Chicago.
10-01-12, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By wooljersey

Diet Soda

I have drinking 48 oz +of diet soda daily for years. I have diabetes and I have lost about 100 lbs in the past 10 years. I have a ways to go but I have done a good job maintaining weight loss. This...
07-11-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By wooljersey

A Bike Life Blog

My bike blog: http://www.abikelife.com.

I am an over 50, uber-clyde, fixed gear riding commuter with a background in racing and solo touring who is trying to get his wife into cycling. This blog...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-11, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By wooljersey

I am a fair weather commuter:)

I am a fair weather commuter:)
Forum: Commuting
07-09-11, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By wooljersey

New commuter and newly configured commuter rigs

Thanks to this forum I am now commuting to work (part-time). Last year I posted about commuting to a building with no showers. Thanks to the many responses I decided to do it. Since I have an office,...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-11, 06:25 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 52,428
Posted By wooljersey

My Dashboard(s)

RedLine 925 fixed gear. Front brake lever (yes my fixed gear has a brake), bell, Cateye Strada wireless cyclocomputer and NiteRider UltraFazer 5.0 light.
...
06-11-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By wooljersey

Help from the women ...please (clothing advice)

My wife and I are both extra large cyclists. I have been riding for decades so I am used to lycra, etc. My wife however has been reluctant to ride. I finally bought her a woman's bike that really...
07-01-10, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By wooljersey

First Commute!

I did it! After ten years of commuting by airplane, I did my first commute by bike (first in 10 years) today. I was discouraged and almost gave up because the building I work in does not have...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-10, 12:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,091
Posted By wooljersey

Thanks to all of you who replied. I had really...

Thanks to all of you who replied. I had really given up until your encouragement. Still no showers but I just got moved out a cube into a private office so I have room to store my stuff and a place...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-10, 04:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,091
Posted By wooljersey

No Showers

I started a new job yesterday with the largest employer in my community. Since I have been 'on the road' for the last ten years, I was excited about the opportunity to commute by bike again....
04-12-10, 05:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,191
Posted By wooljersey

Interesting responses. When I saw that the...

Interesting responses.

When I saw that the guy had both a helmet and a front light -- I guessed that he probably also had a tail light. When I saw that he did have a tail light, that's when i...
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