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02-02-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,232
Posted By JayGK927

Ok, I think I found a solution but it has yet to...

Ok, I think I found a solution but it has yet to to be ridden so who knows...like I said, FSA recommended the BB6200 - I tried to install it today and after some trial and error and forum searching I...
01-27-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,232
Posted By JayGK927

Thanks for all the great advice - I emailed FSA...

Thanks for all the great advice - I emailed FSA and quickly heard back. They advised me that the BB6200 is the replacement for the BB8000. I ordered one and will try to install once it comes in the...
01-26-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,232
Posted By JayGK927

Yeah, the BB-8000 seems to be the ticket but they...

Yeah, the BB-8000 seems to be the ticket but they aren't for sale anywhere and Merlin Cycles said the item was discontinued this past summer. I currently have Shimano bbr60 in there and even with...
01-26-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,232
Posted By JayGK927

Really?! That is honestly what I was afraid...

Really?! That is honestly what I was afraid of...It is ridiculous they don't support older sets - I mean it is like 8 years old, I can put a square-taper crank from 25 years ago onto a bike without...
01-26-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,232
Posted By JayGK927

Older FSA SLK Crankset - which bottom bracket?

Hi All, I recently was gifted an older compact FSA SLK carbon crank - from looking at the manuals it seems that originally the crank used an FSA BB8000 threaded external bottom bracket...that one was...
01-17-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,731
Posted By JayGK927

Great build! I just stumbled upon a 2003 R400...

Great build! I just stumbled upon a 2003 R400 frame for a song on craigslist. Needs a lot of love but I want to bring it back to life and your build is definitely inspiring me to get started!
01-17-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By JayGK927

Thanks for the quick responses - I don't have...

Thanks for the quick responses - I don't have another set of calipers but I'll throw another 11/8 fork in there and see if it fits. It is a threadless fork on an aluminum caad4 frame. Definitely...
01-17-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By JayGK927

Steerer Diameter...am I over thinking

Hey Everyone,

I just scored a 2002(3)-ish Cannondale R400 frameset off Craigslist for a song. It also came with an unexpected Cyclops SL+ Powertap (not a bad haul for $60). From the serial...
Forum: Triathlon
08-17-16, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By JayGK927

Great video! I rode there as part of the No...

Great video! I rode there as part of the No Excuses team - love the Sharon tri - such a fun quick course. Another awesome Max Performance event!
08-17-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By JayGK927

Quick update - I finished stripping the frame...

Quick update - I finished stripping the frame down this morning and found considerable water/rust in the tubes especially pooling around the bottom bracket - I believe everyone was right and this...
08-16-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By JayGK927

All very good points and very true! Sometimes I...

All very good points and very true! Sometimes I just can't turn down a fun project - I currently only ride about 4 tris a year as part of a team - luckily I only have to bike :) and I compete with a...
08-16-16, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By JayGK927

Ya, I believe the top is just a braze on failure...

Ya, I believe the top is just a braze on failure however, can the bent seat stay be cold set back in place or will it need to be replaced?
08-16-16, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By JayGK927

Love the color on your Roo! The previous owner...

Love the color on your Roo! The previous owner told me they had ridden it in a bunch of tris including an ironman - I''d love to give it new life if possible and keep it running. Glad to hear it is...
08-16-16, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By JayGK927

Quintana Roo Tri-Frame Worth Saving?

Hi All,

I picked up a Quintana Roo triathlon bike mix of DA and ultegra for a song off craigslist. The frame is 1993 steel with an aluminum fork and 650 wheels. Regardless of whether it can be...
03-29-15, 05:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By JayGK927

I have the same 2120! It was my first road bike,...

I have the same 2120! It was my first road bike, found it in a deep, dark corner at the shop I worked at in Bar Harbor. Owner had pretty much forgotten about it. At the moment it's just a frame...
03-28-15, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By JayGK927

Strangest thing you've found

This isn't exactly a C&V specific question but I thought the frequent readers here would have the most experience with buying/refurbing used bikes. Anyway, bought the wife a used bike - not a c&v...
04-17-14, 06:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,434
Posted By JayGK927

I can't believe the car just rode over his bike...

I can't believe the car just rode over his bike like that!
04-13-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,634
Posted By JayGK927

Another concern would be the cost to buy the...

Another concern would be the cost to buy the correct tools to overhaul the bike. New tires, rims, handlebar tape, etc has been mentioned but you also need to factor in the cost of bike specific...
04-07-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,184
Posted By JayGK927

Correct me if I am wrong but I believe you need...

Correct me if I am wrong but I believe you need to double check the derailleur capacity. The derailleur capacity dictates whether you would need a long cage or short cage rear derailleur. It is...
04-07-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By JayGK927

In my opinion a great upgrade! No one wants to...

In my opinion a great upgrade! No one wants to commute with a front suspension it kills all your speed. I also ride a 26inch full rigid for a commuter and love it! Nice work!
04-06-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,307
Posted By JayGK927

Wow, gorgeous build! I love it!

Wow, gorgeous build! I love it!
04-06-14, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By JayGK927

I would agree with the hardtail idea. You can...

I would agree with the hardtail idea. You can get a lot more bike for your money. That will let you buy a quality bike from a LBS and get the service and know how that comes along with it opposed...
04-03-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,250
Posted By JayGK927

Looks to me like you have freewheel and not a...

Looks to me like you have freewheel and not a cassette, you will need a freewheel remover, basically a special socket that lets you remove the freewheel off the wheel. Parktool makes a freewheel...
03-31-14, 07:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,749
Posted By JayGK927

That bike sounds like an awesome find. Also, I...

That bike sounds like an awesome find. Also, I do not think a 1inch new carbon fork would be that hard of a find. First, (not of the highest quality) but a quick search yields several threadless...
02-23-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,477
Posted By JayGK927

Wow!!! It always amazes me the transformation old...

Wow!!! It always amazes me the transformation old frames can go through. That is wonderful you were able to rescue such a beautiful bike frame!
11-11-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By JayGK927

Thanks. Haha ya, I decided why risk...

Thanks.

Haha ya, I decided why risk getting cuts on my hands so head first was the way to go haha. I was riding at the Needham Town Forest - first time there haha no exactly successful but I'd...
11-11-13, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By JayGK927

Concussion

I thought I would ask around. Has anyone experienced a concussion after a crash? Long story short I misjudged a trail and took a tumble down an 8 foot or so embankment and decided the most prudent...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By JayGK927

Absolutely LBS! BD seems a bit cheaper on the...

Absolutely LBS! BD seems a bit cheaper on the surface but striking up a relationship with your local bike shop will pay for itself with the relationship, knowledge, and service you will receive from...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-13, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By JayGK927

I find there is a very fine line between riding...

I find there is a very fine line between riding while sick making you feel a bit better (opening up your lungs and sinuses) and pretty much making you feel like death...the trick is knowing where...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By JayGK927

Ya, I personally love autumn commuting - it's fun...

Ya, I personally love autumn commuting - it's fun to bike in the cooler weather during the morning then have warmer weather on the way home - best of both worlds! However, I do feel your pain my...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-13, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,946
Posted By JayGK927

Sweet winter commuter! I love the LBS used parts...

Sweet winter commuter! I love the LBS used parts bin for building up winter commuter bikes - my winter commuter schwinn has a ridiculous amount of parts from the used bin! It's fun to build a bike...
09-16-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By JayGK927

I would be inclined to agree with KJ, the best...

I would be inclined to agree with KJ, the best bike to feasibly do all those things would be a cross bike. They'd treat you well on fire roads and smooth single track (I've seen people bring them...
09-16-13, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By JayGK927

The toughest part about using clipless pedals...

The toughest part about using clipless pedals comes about the 3rd or 4th time you use them. Once you get a bit comfortable with being clipped in you'll stop constantly thinking about being clipped...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-13, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By JayGK927

That could totally work - it's going to get cold...

That could totally work - it's going to get cold quickly up in the new england perhaps I'll borrow that idea...
Forum: Triathlon
09-14-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,905
Posted By JayGK927

I think it totally depends on the level of...

I think it totally depends on the level of training you are currently doing or planning on doing next year. Seeing that you are new to tri, could you increase your training? Increasing training...
Forum: Introductions
07-30-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By JayGK927

Long Time Lurker

Well, after many moons of lurking the site I feel I should officially make my presence known :) I am in my upper 20's riding both road and mountain bikes commuting to work daily on an older Trek road...
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