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Forum: Commuting
03-06-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,249
Posted By jerseyJim

$500 Chromoly Fender and Rack bosses - checks...

$500 Chromoly Fender and Rack bosses - checks all the boxes. I ordered one for a friend and experienced good customer service. They swapped out the bar for risers for me at no charge and...
03-06-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,990
Posted By jerseyJim

Its great on hills. The triple front provides a...

Its great on hills. The triple front provides a wide range of gears sufficient to climb just about anything even loaded. The bike is not fast or nimble but it is stable and solid and comfy to...
03-06-16, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,990
Posted By jerseyJim

Look at Surly Long Haul Trucker. Its designed to...

Look at Surly Long Haul Trucker. Its designed to haul loads and it is solid, durable and comfortable. The 26" wheel version will take a very wide tire and is tough as nails. Good value too.

...
02-08-16, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By jerseyJim

I have a Wabi and a Big Block and I love them...

I have a Wabi and a Big Block and I love them both. If weight is priority I would go with the Wabi If durability is a priority I would go with the Big Block.
01-05-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,839
Posted By jerseyJim

Whatever you decide make sure you have a couple...

Whatever you decide make sure you have a couple of inches of standover clearance. I am the same height as you and I ride a 52cm frame. We are all proportioned differently but I would be very...
12-20-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,275
Posted By jerseyJim

The Shop I work for uses Lightspeed. Works...

The Shop I work for uses Lightspeed. Works great and their support is excellent.
12-07-15, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,945
Posted By jerseyJim

I agree with Indy. The LHT is never going to be...

I agree with Indy. The LHT is never going to be a fast light bike. But it handles beautifully all loaded up and is comfortable to ride all day long day after day. I enjoy mine for what it does...
Forum: Northeast
11-25-15, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,566
Posted By jerseyJim

D&R canal is a must do. The wife and I regularly...

D&R canal is a must do. The wife and I regularly do the Bound Brook to Princeton section, stopping for lunch in Princeton before heading back. We have done the whole 70 something miles even the...
11-05-15, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 335,167
Posted By jerseyJim

Damaged my Wabi Classic so I upgraded to a...

Damaged my Wabi Classic so I upgraded to a Special added omnium crank and BB and 105 5800 front brake.

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11-04-15, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,294
Posted By jerseyJim

Probably not inexpensive enough but a screaming...

Probably not inexpensive enough but a screaming value regardless and an awesome bike and build. I love mine. Beg borrow or steal to get one if you can.

Wabi Cycles Special fixed gear bike specs...
11-25-14, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4,190
Views: 709,529
Posted By jerseyJim

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11-25-14, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By jerseyJim

So I learned that this is not a '38 like I...

So I learned that this is not a '38 like I thought it's a'33 and it was repainted at some point and that the fenders are not original.

So I am going to leave the fenders off. I had new wheels...
11-03-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By jerseyJim

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Thought I would post an update and some pics. I had trouble getting the crankarm off so I decided to leave the crank alone and just shoot some...
10-09-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By jerseyJim

I like this advice thanks, this is what I am...

I like this advice thanks, this is what I am going to do. Clean the frame like this and the rusty parts of the rims and spokes with oil and steel wool. Get an old brooks saddle and get a shelf...
10-09-14, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By jerseyJim

Don't recover the seat? Why?

Don't recover the seat? Why?
10-09-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By jerseyJim

Thanks I will try this on the rims and spokes. ...

Thanks I will try this on the rims and spokes. I am not worried about the value but I want to clean it up right and be able to take it out for a spin now and then. I found this spec sheet for a...
10-08-14, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By jerseyJim

Thanks I feel very fortunate to have been given...

Thanks I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to have this bike.
10-08-14, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By jerseyJim

Ok good it is my preference to keep the original...

Ok good it is my preference to keep the original paint. Should I remove all the loose paint and just leave the bare metal? As it is if I clean the bike quite a bit of paint is just going to fall...
10-08-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By jerseyJim

No they are metal rims painted to look like wood.

No they are metal rims painted to look like wood.
10-08-14, 03:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By jerseyJim

Late 1930's Iver Johnson

Just picked this up today. One owner.

Rims and spokes are a little rusty, tires are shot, seat obviously, paint is loose and flaky, otherwise fantastic condition.

Never restored an old...
11-19-13, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,619
Posted By jerseyJim

http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/bik...

http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/bike/pdf/bicyclingmanual.pdf NJ DOT Cycling manual.
11-17-13, 10:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,019
Posted By jerseyJim

Yes it is legal and yes drivers in our area don't...

Yes it is legal and yes drivers in our area don't like it very much when a cyclist rides VC. I could care less about how car drivers feel about how I ride. I care about my safety and ride legally...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-13, 11:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,192
Posted By jerseyJim

I am going to try to convince you that you need...

I am going to try to convince you that you need two bikes. I think if you try to find a compromise you are going to end up with a bike that is not really any good for either purpose.

If I...
Forum: Touring
11-14-13, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,802
Posted By jerseyJim

350686 I have a Surly LHT and use a Bob. ...

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I have a Surly LHT and use a Bob.

When it is loaded heavy I find there is a little bit of pull to the side when I lean into a turn. Easily manageable though just something you have...
11-09-13, 10:53 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,541
Posted By jerseyJim

This times 1000. I am not going to go out of...

This times 1000. I am not going to go out of my way to appease a bunch of entitled motorists who would risk my safety without a second thought in order to save ten seconds.

I am going to ride...
Forum: Northeast
11-03-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By jerseyJim

Are you camping? If you decide to take the...

Are you camping? If you decide to take the ferry to Sandy Hook I would just run straight down the shore to Manasquan and then cut in on the Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway from Manasquan to Allaire...
Forum: Touring
11-02-13, 08:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,141
Posted By jerseyJim

I have a Brooks B17 Imperial and it works great. ...

I have a Brooks B17 Imperial and it works great. Another comfortable cutout saddle for me are the Adamo ISM's. I have an Adamo Road and an Adamo Peak. The Adamos work better for me in more...
Forum: Touring
10-29-13, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By jerseyJim

I had a broken snap on my handlebar bag just...

I had a broken snap on my handlebar bag just before they switched over to the magnets. I sent it back to Ortlieb and they replaced it with a new one. In talking with the Ortlieb CSR they said...
Forum: Northeast
10-21-13, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By jerseyJim

Your Welcome. Try to find a way over to South...

Your Welcome. Try to find a way over to South Mountain Reservation. It's only four or five miles and once you are there you have great riding through the Reservation and down into Milburn, Short...
Forum: Northeast
10-19-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By jerseyJim

What are you in like Harrison or Kearney? You...

What are you in like Harrison or Kearney? You are going to have to get used to urban riding or you are going to have to put your bike in your car or on NJ Transit.

Things open up to the northwest...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 02:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,733
Posted By jerseyJim

Barolo some people believe it is safest to ride...

Barolo some people believe it is safest to ride in the middle of a lane that is too narrow to permit a safe pass within the lane by a car. Others believe that it is best to stay to the far right of...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,733
Posted By jerseyJim

To me, the red line is the worst option. This...

To me, the red line is the worst option. This line invites unsafe passes from traffic in lanes to your left and right.

I wouldn't follow the yellow path for three reasons. First, I am...
Forum: Northeast
10-07-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,186
Posted By jerseyJim

Great ride report. The other leg of the canal...

Great ride report. The other leg of the canal that follows the Delaware river is nice too. Lamberville, New Hope and Frenchtown are all nice places to stop.

I would skip the Trenton...
Forum: Northeast
10-02-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,397
Posted By jerseyJim

Are you talking about Navesink Ave? I have...

Are you talking about Navesink Ave? I have ridden this stretch many times. Textbook take the lane situation. Doesn't matter whether it is one bike or 1000.

So one day a year some car...
Forum: Northeast
10-02-13, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,397
Posted By jerseyJim

Maybe I am not envisioning it correctly but I...

Maybe I am not envisioning it correctly but I don't see what the cyclists did wrong. There are two left turn lanes. If you are a vehicle, and I don't care what kind, you have the option of...
10-01-13, 06:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,515
Posted By jerseyJim

Yeah they were hybrids so probably they were...

Yeah they were hybrids so probably they were coming from the MUP a couple of miles away. Still.....
10-01-13, 03:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,515
Posted By jerseyJim

Im in the lane today and a car comes up behind me...

Im in the lane today and a car comes up behind me and lays on the horn. They cross the yellow to pass me and cross back hard about a foot off my front wheel. There are two bikes hanging off a rack...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,380
Posted By jerseyJim

Yeah Im sure what works for you works for...

Yeah Im sure what works for you works for everybody.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,380
Posted By jerseyJim

Just Flat repair equipment.

Just Flat repair equipment.
Forum: Northeast
09-27-13, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By jerseyJim

Here are some RWGPS routes I rode earlier this...

Here are some RWGPS routes I rode earlier this year from Watkins Glen to Port Jervis. It meanders a little but I wasn't that concerned about taking a direct route. Not quite what you were...
09-25-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By jerseyJim

I try to make sustainable choices but I don't go...

I try to make sustainable choices but I don't go crazy with it. I feel like I do my part and that if everyone made a few small changes in their lives the world would be a lot better place.
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09-25-13, 05:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,165
Posted By jerseyJim

I took a bus into NYC the other day and on a five...

I took a bus into NYC the other day and on a five mile stretch of busy highway I decided to count the drivers on their phone. We were passed by seventy vehicles and seven were on the phone. Small...
09-25-13, 05:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,165
Posted By jerseyJim

When I hear or see a car coming up behind me I...

When I hear or see a car coming up behind me I move left into the lane a foot or two. Then as they start to pass I move back to the right to create extra space between me and the vehicle. Takes a...
09-22-13, 04:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,879
Posted By jerseyJim

The same texting driver can cross the line and...

The same texting driver can cross the line and hit you head on while you are driving your car.

You gonna quit driving?

Living involves some risk. Riding a bike is way down on the list of...
09-22-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,879
Posted By jerseyJim

Do you still drive on the road? There are...

Do you still drive on the road? There are countless fatalities and horrific injuries that occur regularly to car and truck drivers. I don't get why people aren't afraid to drive. I agree it can...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-13, 07:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,196
Posted By jerseyJim

Soma makes a nice Mixte frame any shop could...

Soma makes a nice Mixte frame any shop could build into something suitable and stylish.

http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/buena-vista (http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/buena-vista)
...
09-19-13, 06:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,418
Posted By jerseyJim

One or two bikes are always laying around ready...

One or two bikes are always laying around ready to pick up and head out the door. The rest are in the Cellar.

But really "discussions" and "friends" chiming in. That all sounds pretty lame. ...
Forum: Touring
09-15-13, 01:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By jerseyJim

When it's the safest option. Some factors to...

When it's the safest option.

Some factors to consider are lane width, traffic speed and the condition and width of the shoulder.

If the lane is wide enough to share I do not use the...
09-11-13, 01:52 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,832
Posted By jerseyJim

Oops too late. Enjoy your bike!

Oops too late. Enjoy your bike!
09-03-13, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By jerseyJim

I used Kuhl hiking shorts with liners underneath...

I used Kuhl hiking shorts with liners underneath for an eight day 500 mile mini tour this summer. They worked out great.
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