Search: Posts Made By: ddeand
Showing results 1 to 50 of 681
Search took 0.24 seconds.
06-21-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By ddeand

I was looking for a similar pair a number of...

I was looking for a similar pair a number of years ago when I worked in a bike shop. I needed stiff shoes fir mountain biking, but I wasn’t going to clip in. Finally picked up a pair of Scott Trail...
06-17-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By ddeand

I’ve bought a couple sets of these - one set for...

I’ve bought a couple sets of these - one set for my grandson’s road bike and a set for one of my bikes. I got the smaller road style pedals (R87) and like them a lot. Good price, too....
06-04-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,647
Posted By ddeand

This is going to be another great thread! Thanks!

This is going to be another great thread! Thanks!
06-04-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By ddeand

A couple years ago when I was visiting my...

A couple years ago when I was visiting my daughter in Boulder, I stopped in at The Pro’s Closet, a big shop that only sells used stuff mostly online. They have a small, eclectic collection of vintage...
05-27-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By ddeand

I think the most important factor in getting a...

I think the most important factor in getting a floor pump is the barrel material. Plastic (cheapest) is least desireable, aluminum OK, and steel is the best. Beyond that, you’re paying for head...
05-26-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,235
Posted By ddeand

I've reworked a few vintage bikes over the past...

I've reworked a few vintage bikes over the past couple years and have added brifters to most of them (for various reasons). Basically, I went to brifters because of age and experience (both young and...
05-23-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,692
Posted By ddeand

I have a bike with the same brakes as the OP, and...

I have a bike with the same brakes as the OP, and they were noisy from the get-go. They emitted a grating sound when they were applied, and the rear also had a howling sound. I centered the brakes,...
05-20-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,643
Posted By ddeand

I was very surprised, too. Cannondale (or whoever...

I was very surprised, too. Cannondale (or whoever manufactures their frames) has something called the SAVE technique for hydroforming the aluminum frames, and that allows for some forgiveness to be...
05-20-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,643
Posted By ddeand

As mentioned earlier, it’s merely a catch-phrase...

As mentioned earlier, it’s merely a catch-phrase that carries a tinge of snobbish weight. Basically an iteration of “Look at me, I’m retro and therefore I’m cool.” Mind you, I’m only referring to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,359
Posted By ddeand

Lezyne for me. I had a flat a couple days ago and...

Lezyne for me. I had a flat a couple days ago and was a little worried I’d screw up the inflation, but it worked well (I hadn’t had a flat for three years). I’d suggest that regardless if which CO2...
05-18-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,753
Posted By ddeand

Picked one up yesterday for the garage. It will...

Picked one up yesterday for the garage. It will be a lot easier than hauling the bikes to the basement or hauling the big stand to the garage.
05-13-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for the suggestions. I can go with regular...

Thanks for the suggestions. I can go with regular side pull brakes if I have to. I also tried a Tange Levin headset (nice classic look), but had to switch to the cheaper Tange Passage to gain a few...
05-13-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By ddeand

Threaded steerer question

I have a fork that is not original to a frame, and I really need to make this work. With the headset installed, the top lock nut has enough of the steerer threads in it to make me comfortable with...
05-11-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By ddeand

And just to give you an idea of what we had to...

And just to give you an idea of what we had to work with at the sale, here's a shot of a portion of the kids' bikes. They all disappeared!
...
05-11-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By ddeand

What a Day - Cinelli content

There's a local fellow who has been running a charity bike sale for a number of years, and yesterday and today I volunteered to help out with selling, fitting, wrenching, whatever. This fellow...
05-08-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,256
Posted By ddeand

My last two new bikes were auminum frame/carbon...

My last two new bikes were auminum frame/carbon fork bikes, and they were excellent forks. I am (or WAS) pretty heavy at 250lbs, and spent a lot of time on gravel and rougher roads. I never once had...
05-03-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,506
Posted By ddeand

While I agree wholeheartedly with what you say, I...

While I agree wholeheartedly with what you say, I maybe should add a bit more info. At 71, I am also taking blood thinners due to a pulmonary embolism last year. My doctor stressed that I really need...
05-02-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By ddeand

Sorry about the yelling in the thread title -...

Sorry about the yelling in the thread title - this fork was ending on eBay, and I wasn't sure what it might be. It's rough, but I'll see what I can do.

OK - so I picked up a '74 Raleigh...
05-02-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By ddeand

That sure looks like it. Thanks!

That sure looks like it. Thanks!
05-02-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By ddeand

Need IMMEDIATE help on a fork

Can anyone tell me what brand this fork is? I need to know really quickly! Thanks!
...
05-02-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,506
Posted By ddeand

Because of my age, I plan out each ride and often...

Because of my age, I plan out each ride and often ride routes with which I’m familiar. I usually let my wife know which route I’m taking - just in case. If I’m on paved routes, I ride my 1980 Pro...
04-26-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,815
Posted By ddeand

Glad to see the repair come out so nice. BTW, how...

Glad to see the repair come out so nice. BTW, how did the Raleigh Team (Mr. Michael’s Recycles) go over?
04-26-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By ddeand

FS: D-A and Universal Brakes

I've got a couple sets of calipers that I won't be using. Prices include shipping in the Continental USA. Let me know if you have any questions or PM me if you're interested. Thanks for looking!
...
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By ddeand

I had the same crack issue with a Miyata 312...

I had the same crack issue with a Miyata 312 frame. The cracks didn’t appear until I stripped the oaint from the frame. Everyone here was pretty adament that the frame was dangerous and shouldn’t be...
04-16-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By ddeand

What drlojik suggested.

What drlojik suggested.
04-15-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,837
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for sharing the article. And some very...

Thanks for sharing the article. And some very interesting comments!
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for the help everyone!

Thanks for the help everyone!
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for the quick responses. I checked...

Thanks for the quick responses. I checked VeloBase, but I didn’t see the ones that you guys listed. These look a lot like those Centaurs.
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By ddeand

Campagnolo 3x8 Bar End Shifters?

I'm not sure what I have here or what they're worth, and I'm hoping some of you can help me out. These are Campy 3x8 Bar End Shifters that seem to be indexed (they click at each number). They're in...
04-10-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,161
Posted By ddeand

I think many of the companies either make a wide...

I think many of the companies either make a wide shoe or make shoes that can be adapted for wider feet. I have tried wide Lake shoes and found them really uncomfortable (not width-wise), and I owned...
04-08-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By ddeand

My experience (and expectation) is that if a bike...

My experience (and expectation) is that if a bike is ordered after a fitting, the ordered bike should be as close as possible to the correct fit. But that is seldom how it works out. If the bike...
04-08-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By ddeand

According to the info that non-fixie provided, it...

According to the info that non-fixie provided, it looks like a 1980 bike.
04-08-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By ddeand

Thanks for all the info, so far. Here are a...

Thanks for all the info, so far. Here are a couple more pics. It is a MIJ bike, and it had the same headbadge as my '74 International frame....
04-08-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By ddeand

Whence Stem Shifters? And a Serial No.?

For all the reading I've done about different bikes, I've never thought much about stem shifters. Most of my bikes have been newer ones with brifters or older vintage bikes with down-tube shifters....
03-30-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By ddeand

I can’t remember when C’dale did a minor redisign...

I can’t remember when C’dale did a minor redisign on the CAADX. For many CX bikes, the size you might need will be different from what you might need with a traditional road bike. On many CX bikes,...
03-30-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By ddeand

CAADX 105. I’ve had one for years and love it....

CAADX 105. I’ve had one for years and love it. Make sure it fits you.
03-25-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By ddeand

If this were my bike, Id likely try to fix it...

If this were my bike, Id likely try to fix it myself. I agree with what others have said regarding the idea that most of the weight-bearing characteristics of the dropout dont look like it needs a...
03-19-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By ddeand

When I was working in a shop a few years ago, a...

When I was working in a shop a few years ago, a fellow came in looking for bike advice - he was 65 and weighed 530lbs. The head mechanic and I figured that he would be best off with a specially...
03-19-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 7,574
Posted By ddeand

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x742/eec81299_56a1_4513_b353_7cc20f88857b_2c63d6791d4896b44073e9669703ee5216053933.jpeg
In response to T-mar’s earlier explanation regarding...
03-18-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 7,574
Posted By ddeand

Other than the weight loss thread in General...

Other than the weight loss thread in General Cycling, this is the best thread ever! Actually, it’s even better than the weight thread!
03-18-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,160
Posted By ddeand

Most of the hype about e-bikes that I've read in...

Most of the hype about e-bikes that I've read in trade publications centers around shilling for the bikes as a way to save bike shops. Yes, there are people who need this sort of bike, but there are...
03-18-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,799
Posted By ddeand

I've done two events (non-tri) where I had to put...

I've done two events (non-tri) where I had to put a number on my bike. Both times, I was so near death that when I finished, it didn't even cross my mind that you'd care about it. Eventually, upon...
03-18-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By ddeand

Definitely consider the size of that one - I'm 6'...

Definitely consider the size of that one - I'm 6' with a 32.5" inseam, and I comfortably ride a 58. I would keep looking. I picked up the same bike for my adult son last year for $120 (although, I...
03-18-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By ddeand

I've been using the old Garmin Edge 200 for the...

I've been using the old Garmin Edge 200 for the past 4-5 years. It has been discontinued/replaced by The Garmin Edge 25. You can get them used for $50-$75 on eBay. I like the GPS-style computers...
03-15-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,197
Posted By ddeand

Ive always felt that some of the late 1980s...

Ive always felt that some of the late 1980s Schwinns (other than the Paramount) were sleepers, much like the Prologue mentioned earlier. This Circuit that I put together for one of my kids....
03-15-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By ddeand

If you are going to ride single track, a MTB is...

If you are going to ride single track, a MTB is the best bet. That’s what it was designed for, and you’ll have more fun on it. In a perfect world, a rider could get by with three bikes: mountain...
03-15-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,632
Posted By ddeand

I definitely am aware of the muscle mass...

I definitely am aware of the muscle mass conundrum - at this age,it’s inevitable and a subtle reminder of mortality. Biking is not my only activity - I am a skier, fly fisherman (lots of hiking),...
03-15-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,632
Posted By ddeand

I finally gave up and read this entire thread. It...

I finally gave up and read this entire thread. It piqued my interest because I have been on a weight loss "program" for the past couple months and have had some minor success (and a few insights)....
03-12-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,951
Posted By ddeand

Lovin’ this bike and this thread!

Lovin’ this bike and this thread!
03-11-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By ddeand

Were here for you! We understand.

Were here for you! We understand.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 681
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.