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09-04-03, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By 2k2S4

New Bottom Bracket, now I have chain clearance issues.

I'm still rebuilding my old Schwinn 564 road bike. I purchased a new Shimano BB-UN53 cartridge BB to replace the old Shimano unit that came on the bike 15 years ago. The old BB was a 68x117.5 unit...
08-07-03, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By 2k2S4

The first cog is an 11T. That's exactly how it...

The first cog is an 11T. That's exactly how it works too, the small cog sits on the end of the hub, leaving a little bit of space between it and the next cog. Thanks for your help! Next question...
08-06-03, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By 2k2S4

Cassette/Freehub incompatibility.

I'm rebuilding my old road bike which has 126 mm O.L.D. spacing. I found a new RX100 Hub (model FH-A550) which has the spacing I need and I'm pretty sure it's a 7 speed cassette (I didn't think 8...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-03, 10:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,820
Posted By 2k2S4

Saddlebag. I hate having things in my pockets...

Saddlebag. I hate having things in my pockets when I ride.
07-29-03, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,150
Posted By 2k2S4

68 x 117.5 Bottom Bracket Help.

I removed the 13 year old bottom bracket from my Schwinn last night and it was pretty nasty inside. I don't want to rebuild the thing, I just want to replace it with a newer cartridge bottom...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-03, 01:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,847
Posted By 2k2S4

Well, in the last year: '02 Bianchi...

Well, in the last year:

'02 Bianchi Vigorelli: $1,200
Clothes, tools, and the like: $200
Fixing up '90 Schwinn Aluminum: $300
Fixing up '94 Gary Fisher...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-03, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By 2k2S4

You don't want to sell cars then, what you want...

You don't want to sell cars then, what you want is an independent shop. A very good friend of mine just opened an Audi/BMW tuning shop and couldn't be happier. This is the place to let your passion...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-03, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By 2k2S4

Congrats about getting back in the saddle. I'm...

Congrats about getting back in the saddle. I'm in your same shoes. It's a lot harder riding at 26 than I remember it being at 16. Good luck! BTW, I'm liking the "other" bikes, especially the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-03, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By 2k2S4

The Vigorelli comes with a relatively cheap set...

The Vigorelli comes with a relatively cheap set of Wellgo clipless pedals and cleats. You will need cycling shoes. Many people seem to suggest replacing these pedals with something better (i.e.,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-03, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By 2k2S4

I'm not looking to spend a lot of money doing...

I'm not looking to spend a lot of money doing this. I'm actually pretty sure this will be free, or almost nearly so.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-03, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By 2k2S4

I'm just very used to riding on a double. I've...

I'm just very used to riding on a double. I've never used a triple on a road bike, or have I felt that I needed one. Also, there is a touch of ego in me saying that I don't like the look. ;) ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-03, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By 2k2S4

Excellent idea, I do need to get one of those...

Excellent idea, I do need to get one of those camelbacks. Now I just need the motivation to get up at 5 AM. :sleep:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-03, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By 2k2S4

Thanks, I should have known that.

Thanks, I should have known that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-03, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By 2k2S4

Good idea, thanks for the tip.

Good idea, thanks for the tip.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-03, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By 2k2S4

Ultegra Triple to Double

I'm considering switching my new Bianchi Vigorelli from a triple crank to a double. This would require that I purchase a new crank and front and rear derailleurs, and I'd probably get a new chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-03, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By 2k2S4

Nice bike, I have the EXACT same one. You're...

Nice bike, I have the EXACT same one. You're going to love it. Enjoy it. If I wasn't such a wimp, I'd be out enjoying mine, but it's too freaking humid in DC for me to ride lately. Can't wait for...
06-30-03, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,015
Posted By 2k2S4

Rebuilding my old Schwinn and I need some (LOTS) of help.

I have an old (1990 or so) Schwinn 564 Aluminum road bike that I'm finally getting around to rebuilding and I'm a little lost. The bottom bracket needs to be replaced and I'm trying to find a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-03, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26,623
Views: 16,817,099
Posted By 2k2S4

Thanks, I haven't noticed any paint problems, but...

Thanks, I haven't noticed any paint problems, but I haven't ridden than much either...if it starts chipping, I'll be sure to let you guys know.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-03, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26,623
Views: 16,817,099
Posted By 2k2S4

Here's my Bianchi Vigorelli, full Ultegra, Mavic...

Here's my Bianchi Vigorelli, full Ultegra, Mavic Cosmos wheels, CatEye Mity3 computer.

http://2k2s4.portfolioland.com/cycling/images/vigorelli_01.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-03, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By 2k2S4

I bet that would look sweet, unfortunately I just...

I bet that would look sweet, unfortunately I just spent $1000 on track wheels for my car and I still need to buy street tires to the tune of $600. The green tires, while not pretty, will have to do....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-03, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By 2k2S4

LOL, I just noticed that. I'm looking forward to...

LOL, I just noticed that. I'm looking forward to just riding it, I'm sure I'll have good things to say.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-03, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By 2k2S4

I'm a wimp when it comes to riding in the rain. ...

I'm a wimp when it comes to riding in the rain. The weather in Northern VA has been such crap lately, I just don't feel like being outside. Very soon though, next week looks very promising. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-03, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By 2k2S4

You guys are making me feel bad...I've had my...

You guys are making me feel bad...I've had my bike for almost a month an still haven't gotten a chance to ride. :( I've either been out of town or the weather has been really crappy. I'm hoping to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-03, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By 2k2S4

End to center.

End to center.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-03, 08:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By 2k2S4

Congrats!!! It's a nice bike (at least to look...

Congrats!!! It's a nice bike (at least to look at ;))...now I just need to see how it rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-03, 10:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By 2k2S4

Sorry man, I REALLY want to get out there and...

Sorry man, I REALLY want to get out there and ride, but the weather has been totally crappy and I'm out of town for the next few weekends. :( It's killing me just staring at my new baby in my living...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-03, 10:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By 2k2S4

Thanks man! :)

Thanks man! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-03, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,341
Posted By 2k2S4

Very nice! Yellow is definitely where it's...

Very nice!

Yellow is definitely where it's at. ;)

http://2k2s4.portfolioland.com/cycling/images/vigorelli_01.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-03, 11:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,652
Posted By 2k2S4

At least it's a better percentage than SUV...

At least it's a better percentage than SUV drivers who take their trucks off-road.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-03, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By 2k2S4

Thanks, I'm digging the yellow! :)

Thanks, I'm digging the yellow! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-03, 07:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By 2k2S4

Hehe...I know you mean about Celeste...it's got...

Hehe...I know you mean about Celeste...it's got it on the tires though. ;) This model is made in Asia (Taiwan I think). I think only the Veloce (with Campy components) is made in Italy. It would...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-03, 07:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By 2k2S4

Only got to ride it a bit, between the weather in...

Only got to ride it a bit, between the weather in Northern Virginia and work, I've barely had a chance to get outside, let alone ride. I'll be out of town the next two weekends as well. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-03, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By 2k2S4

In the process of rebuilding my 564. In the...

In the process of rebuilding my 564.

In the middle of tearing it down:
http://2k2s4.portfolioland.com/cycling/images/schwinn_apart.jpg

Cleaned up and waiting for parts:...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-03, 08:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By 2k2S4

Well for me running could never be a hobbie...

Well for me running could never be a hobbie because I hate it; I still have nightmares about highschool track ;). Tennis I love and you're right, it's cheap. I was more referring to cycling being...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-03, 08:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By 2k2S4

$2000 to watch guys make left turns for a few...

$2000 to watch guys make left turns for a few hours...I don't get it. Now if it was F1 I could understand. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-03, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By 2k2S4

I'm in decent shape and I still don't want to...

I'm in decent shape and I still don't want to wear lycra shorts. I'm thinking about wearing my climbing shorts or something. I'd like to see what people think as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-03, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By 2k2S4

Other way around, clincher uses a tube, tubular...

Other way around, clincher uses a tube, tubular is glued to the rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-03, 08:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By 2k2S4

Nothing wrong with doing that on occasion. ;)

Nothing wrong with doing that on occasion. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-03, 07:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By 2k2S4

I think you're probably right on about that. ...

I think you're probably right on about that. Golf is pretty much the same way too.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-03, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,190
Posted By 2k2S4

Nice looking bike. :D Congrats.

Nice looking bike. :D Congrats.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-03, 06:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By 2k2S4

Your wife should be glad it's just the bike shop....

Your wife should be glad it's just the bike shop. I could have bought a few Colnago C40s with the money I have spent upgrading an already $40k+ car. That doesn't include track events at $300 a pop...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-03, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By 2k2S4

Just be careful around paint. Brake cleaner is...

Just be careful around paint. Brake cleaner is no joke and will eat through it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-03, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By 2k2S4

No problem, just showing off a bit. ;) You...

No problem, just showing off a bit. ;)

You might want to call, I never got a reply from my e-mail, but that might have been because I eventually called and ordered.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-03, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By 2k2S4

Thanks fellas! :D

Thanks fellas! :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-03, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By 2k2S4

Not quite sure, I'd say very close to 20. I need...

Not quite sure, I'd say very close to 20. I need to get a scale.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-03, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By 2k2S4

LOL, your probably right. :)

LOL, your probably right. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-03, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By 2k2S4

Thanks! Delivered to my door it cost $1168. ...

Thanks! Delivered to my door it cost $1168. $1068 for the bike, $50 for shipping, $40 for assembly and $10 for the box.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-03, 12:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,110
Posted By 2k2S4

I have an aluminum Schwinn frame that is over 10...

I have an aluminum Schwinn frame that is over 10 years old and was not taken care of. I beat the hell out of the bike in 2 years of commuting (after the bike was my regular ride for 3 years and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-03, 11:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By 2k2S4

LOL! I'm itching to go, but I know I'll be angry...

LOL! I'm itching to go, but I know I'll be angry when it comes back all dirty. ;) Thanks for the compliments. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-03, 11:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By 2k2S4

Thanks. Yes, it is a Cosmos wheel set. They...

Thanks. Yes, it is a Cosmos wheel set. They came stock on the bike, but I think you can get them for $300.

Check this link for some prices: Mavic Cosmos at qbike...
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