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04-29-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,291
Posted By h_curtis

It was a used bike, purchased for commuting in...

It was a used bike, purchased for commuting in Helsinki Finland. I liked the bike, so I brought it home with me. It is my commuter bike.
04-29-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,291
Posted By h_curtis

I was standing and climbing a slight hill for...

I was standing and climbing a slight hill for Pittsburgh PA standards. I don't know what kind of crankset it was.
02-19-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,540
Posted By h_curtis

Wow, what an old thread. I still have my bike...

Wow, what an old thread. I still have my bike with that shifter, but found a shop in Boulder CO that took care of me and knew EVERYTHING about my shifters and my bike. So lucky.Vecchio's is a great...
11-18-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,291
Posted By h_curtis

Rare to see so many agreeing on a product. I'll...

Rare to see so many agreeing on a product. I'll give then a look. Thanks for the help.

One thing about a crash is you really don't know how messed up you are until the next day. I have a lot...
11-18-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,291
Posted By h_curtis

Broke a crank arm and want a stronger one

I crashed due to a broken crank arm while pedaling up a mild grade. I don't want a repeat event. Anyone have a suggestion on a replacement? My other road bikes are older Campy and I have never had an...
06-28-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By h_curtis

Yeah, I have a strange sense of humor. Usually...

Yeah, I have a strange sense of humor. Usually doesn't work in the cycling world. lol

Ah well, they were fun posts. I just like to ride a bike in the end of the day.
06-27-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,495
Posted By h_curtis

Ah just a woman spectator trying to get her day...

Ah just a woman spectator trying to get her day in the lights. Seems she got it. Not the brightest bulb, but maybe she got what she wanted.
06-27-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By h_curtis

Wow, what a poor example. Might be a early 80's....

Wow, what a poor example. Might be a early 80's. Here is what mine is like, but it is great condition and a beast of a bicycle. Looks like yours was spraybombed with garbage paint. Too bad.

...
06-27-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By h_curtis

Don't recall the mid 90's brakes having a plug in...

Don't recall the mid 90's brakes having a plug in that hole. It has been a while.
06-27-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By h_curtis

Just interesting that I had to research this for...

Just interesting that I had to research this for a few days to get top end parts. Dura Ace is the top of the mark on a chainring as it is the most round. There can be arguments on my cog of course,...
06-27-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By h_curtis

Took the picture after a run in ride. Do you...

Took the picture after a run in ride. Do you expect me to clean it after 40 mile run in? I will wipe it down prior to my next run.

You should yield.
06-27-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By h_curtis

Because you are not in the know. Yield to my...

Because you are not in the know. Yield to my expertise.

Next.
06-26-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By h_curtis

I cannot have substandard parts on one of the...

I cannot have substandard parts on one of the nicest fixies in the US, if not the nicest, but thanks.
06-26-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By h_curtis

Ended. up replacing chain, chainring and cog. ...

Ended. up replacing chain, chainring and cog. Dura Ace, Euro Asia and KCM.


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06-26-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By h_curtis

I filed the ring, new chain and had to get a new...

I filed the ring, new chain and had to get a new rear Euro Asia cog for the rear. It has never been this nice. All 1/8" front and rear. Should have taken a picture before I rode it 50 miles or so,...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,442
Posted By h_curtis

I was doing 19ish miles one way for a month and...

I was doing 19ish miles one way for a month and loved it. It takes time, but I just enjoyed it very much. On the way home I would crack open a beer midway to enjoy and I did enjoy it. Well...
05-30-21, 02:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,348
Posted By h_curtis

So just a followup as I am sure everyone was...

So just a followup as I am sure everyone was anxiously waiting for my report and no doubt on the edge of your seats for all this time. I did put my Dura Ace ring on my Campy pista crank. I had to...
05-29-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By h_curtis

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From what I have been reading people make it work with some filing. I...
05-29-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By h_curtis

Dura Ace 144 chainring doesn't fit very well on my old 144bcd Campy pista crank

I can get it to fit sort of, but I think I need to file a bit. Would you file the crank seats a little or the ring. I am thinking filing the chainring seats a bit to it will smoothly fit.

I...
05-27-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By h_curtis

Everything on my bike is Campy except the rear...

Everything on my bike is Campy except the rear cog and chainring. Even my only break is a Campy Chorus from the '80's (monoplane), which I this is the best brake every made as far as looks and...
05-24-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By h_curtis

My top end stuff is on its way. Is there a place...

My top end stuff is on its way. Is there a place that people are into quality parts? I have a feeling Shamano 105 is top of the mark here. Asking for a friend.
05-23-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By h_curtis

Just picked up a Dura Ace chain ring and a KCM...

Just picked up a Dura Ace chain ring and a KCM K1SL Wide x 100L. Thanks for the. help. lol. I tend to buy good things as it pays of in the end.

Enjoy
05-22-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,348
Posted By h_curtis

Funny I just happened across your post and just...

Funny I just happened across your post and just purchased a Dura Ace chainring today. My current French 47t was never great as it wasn't as round as I would like. I have put many thousands of miles...
05-20-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By h_curtis

Chain replacement on my vintage Guerciotti track bike

I changed out my chain on my winter commuter that has an internal hub and the mechanic told me I should go with a BMX type chain (KCM) as they are stronger. Now my Guerciotti track bike has vintage...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,892
Posted By h_curtis

Thanks for the inspiration. Wish I knew more...

Thanks for the inspiration. Wish I knew more people in my area like yourself. I will probably do it this year. I'll take Sunday off to be able to take me time. I can tell you one thing about this...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,613
Posted By h_curtis

Well I am size 12, but I do get that 13 is...

Well I am size 12, but I do get that 13 is different as things aren't made for 13 as much. 12 is top of a lot of things. That would suck. The thing about booties for those of us 12 and under is...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,892
Posted By h_curtis

Sorry let me post something that makes more sense...

Sorry let me post something that makes more sense and I appreciate your response. Let's forget the Penny Farthing for a moment.

Here is what it would be like.

Friday I am off and get up at...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,892
Posted By h_curtis

So I am in Pittsburgh now. I am riding a 18 mile...

So I am in Pittsburgh now. I am riding a 18 mile loop into work often. It has a different feel as I am adding it and not made to do it. Mentally that is different.

I might continue to increase...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,232
Posted By h_curtis

What if you think outside the box and go for...

What if you think outside the box and go for flexible shoes to strengthen your weak link? If I have a weakness, I tend to ease into pounding it until it gets stronger. I confess, I have HUGE arches...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,613
Posted By h_curtis

https://www.bicycleclothing.com I highly...

https://www.bicycleclothing.com

I highly recommend. Not sure why people buy from overseas, but I digress. I do have Gore booties, so I can't be too hypocritical.

Enjoy.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 285,987
Posted By h_curtis

Don't have a picture of it, but I saw a very...

Don't have a picture of it, but I saw a very small alligator crossing the road ahead of me a few weeks ago. The sound was interesting as it was fast and you can hear its nails sliding across the...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,613
Posted By h_curtis

My shoes never get wet due to these. Love them! ...

My shoes never get wet due to these. Love them!
...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,088
Posted By h_curtis

Got 4 bikes, so no.

Got 4 bikes, so no.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,373
Posted By h_curtis

Planet Bike Cascadia ALX Bike Fenders for the win...

Planet Bike Cascadia ALX Bike Fenders for the win for me. Very happy and I am running 700x35 tyres.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,892
Posted By h_curtis

As most people pointed out it is time that makes...

As most people pointed out it is time that makes the ride hard or not possible somedays if you have a lot of things you need to do. I enjoyed the commute very much, but that job is over now. I am...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,892
Posted By h_curtis

well I am a bit of a beer hound. Love this...

well I am a bit of a beer hound. Love this commute more and more.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,892
Posted By h_curtis

Heat does matter. I rode yesterday and the heat...

Heat does matter. I rode yesterday and the heat and humidity was really a factor. I was soaked and ended up taking all my clothes off except my bike shorts and shoes. I drank a couple of 10% beers...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,275
Posted By h_curtis

I run Continental Grand Prix 4 Season's in 23 and...

I run Continental Grand Prix 4 Season's in 23 and 25's and feel they are some of the best tires on the market and worth every penny. Very tough and ride great with good grip. I would go with the...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,892
Posted By h_curtis

I am enjoying the rides, so no reason to ride...

I am enjoying the rides, so no reason to ride every other day. I do have a. rash in a rather lousy location, but I will deal with that.....in private. lol
Forum: Commuting
04-14-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,892
Posted By h_curtis

Yeah this is a temporary job down here. I just...

Yeah this is a temporary job down here. I just didn't change my profile location because I'll be back in Pittsburgh soon.
Forum: Commuting
04-13-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,892
Posted By h_curtis

I missed a day due to very strong winds and lots...

I missed a day due to very strong winds and lots of rain. It wouldn't. have been smart to ride, so. my idea of riding every work day is blown. I can live with that. On a bright note I felt really...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,892
Posted By h_curtis

So I have ridden my road bike this time and it...

So I have ridden my road bike this time and it was 10 minutes faster. That is 20 minutes off my round trip commute time. Think I will be riding my road bike more.

So far so go, I haven't driven...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,613
Posted By h_curtis

I have a full rain gear kit from J&G, gortex...

I have a full rain gear kit from J&G, gortex booties and a gortex cycling hat. My ride is only 6 miles one way (hilly), but I find it pretty nice. The only thing I can say is if it is hot and...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,892
Posted By h_curtis

Okay, so I wanted to update this story a bit. I...

Okay, so I wanted to update this story a bit. I have worked two days so far and commuted my 1 1/2 hour ride each way twice. I honestly love it, but it is long after working physically in the...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,173
Posted By h_curtis

Well my current commute is about 19 miles one way...

Well my current commute is about 19 miles one way and I have ridden it so far on my 700x35 hybrid that is very comfortable and has an internal 8 speed on the rear only.

I will continue to commute...
03-24-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,919
Posted By h_curtis

my Chas Roberts

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03-19-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,180
Posted By h_curtis

Bike looks more purple than blue. Blue tape...

Bike looks more purple than blue. Blue tape doesn't look right. Yellow is best, black is second best.
03-15-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By h_curtis

That would be great. What kind of turnaround...

That would be great. What kind of turnaround time if you send it out to them? I hate to be without my fixed in the summer months.
03-15-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By h_curtis

Yeah, I am thinking that as well thanks to all...

Yeah, I am thinking that as well thanks to all the replies here. My bike is used and has some little dings and scratches, but I ride all my bikes. Still it is one heck of a great fixed track bike...
03-15-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By h_curtis

Thanks. Seems like a good option.

Thanks. Seems like a good option.
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