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10-26-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,943
Posted By coopman

I used a pair of heavy duty tin snips. Worked...

I used a pair of heavy duty tin snips. Worked fine for my purposes. They also cut the brake cable cleanly.
10-26-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By coopman

I find that a front brake only gives me plenty of...

I find that a front brake only gives me plenty of stopping ability. I don't ride when the streets are wet though.
10-25-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By coopman

No, there is no pre-drilled hole for a rear...

No, there is no pre-drilled hole for a rear caliper brake.
10-07-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 277,191
Posted By coopman

That is a nice looking Corvette, I mean bike.

That is a nice looking Corvette, I mean bike.
09-29-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 58,613
Posted By coopman

You guys are a tough audience. My hands are...

You guys are a tough audience. My hands are going numb after about 2 minutes of riding. The higher bar position seems to help to reduce the weight on my hands and the numbness. I didn't get the...
09-29-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 58,613
Posted By coopman

Yes, I am thinking about getting a set of tall...

Yes, I am thinking about getting a set of tall "Stingray" type bars for it.
:^)
09-29-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 58,613
Posted By coopman

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/359x640/sp1_06aae97bf56162eeffac04e54cf81ff691779294.png ...
09-22-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By coopman

I got my conventional spoked wheels in today, so...

I got my conventional spoked wheels in today, so no worries, I didn't get any of these 3-spoked monsters.
09-20-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,422
Posted By coopman

I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. It's a hard...

I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. It's a hard thing and we all have to go through it. The pain gets a little less with each passing day.
09-19-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,451
Posted By coopman

Great looking bike, Tuga.

Great looking bike, Tuga.
09-17-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,451
Posted By coopman

Thanks for the great advice.

Thanks for the great advice.
09-16-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,451
Posted By coopman

I don't have any hills to worry about in my area....

I don't have any hills to worry about in my area.
One thing about riding fixed is that it will be difficult to adjust my seating position while riding in order to help relieve my aching butt. I...
09-16-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By coopman

I ordered some tires from Velomine. Those guys...

I ordered some tires from Velomine. Those guys are fast! My order from yesterday has already been shipped. Just made an add'l. order with them this morning for more parts. Thanks for the help.
09-14-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,451
Posted By coopman

Question on Riding Fixed

I've never ridden fixed, but I am very interested in trying it. I plan to get a flip-flop rear hub with a fixed cog on one side and a SS cog on the other. It seems to me that when riding fixed, the...
09-14-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By coopman

Thanks for the help guys.

Thanks for the help guys.
09-14-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By coopman

Anyone know what the front fork arm and rear fork...

Anyone know what the front fork arm and rear fork arm spacings are for the Bianchi Super Pista? I'm supposed to get the frame on the 17th, if the hurricane doesn't slow the delivery process down.
09-14-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By coopman

Thanks. I was quite fond of the color scheme...

Thanks. I was quite fond of the color scheme myself! This will not be one of those elite builds like you often see at pedalroom.com. I am trying to be as economical as I can with it initially. I...
09-14-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By coopman

Yes. It is like this one: ...

Yes. It is like this one:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bianchi-Super-Pista-Frameset-Satin-White-51cm-Track-Frame-Carbon-Fork-NEW-in-Box/192772606071?hash=item2ce2248877:g:1dMAAOSwJslbBa-h
09-14-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By coopman

I know - I wonder if the weight given in the ebay...

I know - I wonder if the weight given in the ebay advert. is incorrect?
09-14-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By coopman

Anyone Riding These 3 Spoke Wheels?

Looking for opinions on them. I'm trying to do a Super Pista build for riding paved streets and wondering if these are a good option. They seem kind of heavy at 3 kg per wheel. Thanks....
09-13-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By coopman

They are riser bars, but are really almost a...

They are riser bars, but are really almost a straight tube, 31" long, thicker in the middle section where they mount to the stem. I felt like an eagle spreading its wings to fly when I first used...
09-11-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By coopman

Width of Grip?

If I am measure 17" between my biceps (center to center), about what width should my grip on the bars be (from outside of hand to the outside of other hand)? There must be some rule of thumb for...
Forum: Introductions
09-10-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By coopman

Welcome to the forum and welcome back in the...

Welcome to the forum and welcome back in the saddle.
09-06-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By coopman

I have a Roll low entry at present. I am...

I have a Roll low entry at present. I am currently looking for something that is faster and more nimble for paved street riding. Follow Jagamov's advice above.
09-03-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,965
Views: 138,683
Posted By coopman

10.2 miles.

10.2 miles.
09-02-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,234
Posted By coopman

And the emptiest wallet.

And the emptiest wallet.
09-01-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By coopman

One of the best decisions I ever made was to make...

One of the best decisions I ever made was to make the surgery back in 1981. I've had no hem. issues since.
09-01-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,778
Posted By coopman

Yes, maybe it's just a reflection. It was your...

Yes, maybe it's just a reflection. It was your bike that I was talking about, Walnutz. Thanks.
09-01-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By coopman

My normal ride right now is 10.2 miles. Last...

My normal ride right now is 10.2 miles. Last night I was feeling pretty motivated so I tried to see how fast I could do it. Got done in 44:50, avg. speed was 13.6 mph.
HeyPapa, greetings from...
09-01-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By coopman

My Roll has 21 gears, of which I only use about...

My Roll has 21 gears, of which I only use about 3. I don't have any hills to climb here. Do you still feel that the FX will be an upgrade to the Roll?
09-01-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,090
Posted By coopman

Never give up Chris. Get back in the saddle!

Never give up Chris. Get back in the saddle!
09-01-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By coopman

Been Riding a Roll. Want Something Faster

I've been riding a Specialized Roll for about a year now. I'm almost 67 years old and generally average 12.5-13.5 mph on my neighborhood rides. I would love to have something faster. I like the...
09-01-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,778
Posted By coopman

Is that a decent weld where the bottom tube meets...

Is that a decent weld where the bottom tube meets the head tube? It looks a bit ragged in the photo.
08-29-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,259
Posted By coopman

Darn! No 49cm frames for us short people. It's...

Darn! No 49cm frames for us short people. It's height discrimination!!!
08-26-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,064
Posted By coopman

KenRick, Can you please suggest some...

KenRick,
Can you please suggest some alternatives for me to consider? Thanks.
08-26-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,399
Posted By coopman

It is my understanding that Hiten steel is not as...

It is my understanding that Hiten steel is not as good as Cromoly. Is that true?
08-24-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,064
Posted By coopman

I sent them an e-mail last night & they replied...

I sent them an e-mail last night & they replied to it first thing this morning.
08-23-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,064
Posted By coopman

Anyone Ordered from Leader Bikes Recently?

I have never ordered anything from Leader Bikes, but I do like the look of their frames. How is their turn-around time on orders? Thanks.
08-22-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By coopman

OK, my apologies. I didn't realize that this had...

OK, my apologies. I didn't realize that this had been discussed in a previous thread.
08-22-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By coopman

Got a link to that? Thanks.

Got a link to that? Thanks.
08-22-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By coopman

Man Claims All City Bike Fell Apart

Ouch!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V58f_xutTIY
08-18-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,848
Posted By coopman

Yep. A few weeks ago I was hit in the face by...

Yep. A few weeks ago I was hit in the face by what must have been a big bug during my ride. Could have been a falling acorn too, I guess. There was nothing else around me. Kind of shocked me. I...
08-08-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,203
Posted By coopman

I used a take-a-look mirror for a while, but...

I used a take-a-look mirror for a while, but realized that I didn't like the blind spot that it caused to my peripheral vision. I switched to a bar end mirror and like it much better.
08-06-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 109,759
Posted By coopman

Yea, must be a misprint. 6.3" is more like it. ...

Yea, must be a misprint. 6.3" is more like it. :^)
08-05-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,790
Posted By coopman

Riding SS appeals to me but riding FG does not. ...

Riding SS appeals to me but riding FG does not. I have to stand up some during my multi-geared bike rides to relieve my caboose pain, if only for a moment.
08-04-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By coopman

Park Tools sells one too.

Park Tools sells one too.
08-02-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,110
Posted By coopman

I keep on peddeling through intersections with...

I keep on peddeling through intersections with stop signs if no cars are coming. At my age, it's not that easy to get going again!
07-31-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,785
Posted By coopman

If you do decide to make changes to it, don't...

If you do decide to make changes to it, don't tear it down until you have the new parts in hand. The pandemic has affected even the availability of bike parts.
07-30-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By coopman

I have a Roll low entry 21 speed. I routinely...

I have a Roll low entry 21 speed. I routinely cruise around my neighborhood at 11-12 mph on it. I have no hills here. I am currently shopping for something a bit nimbler and faster.
07-25-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By coopman

Congrats. Was your rear end hurting after the...

Congrats. Was your rear end hurting after the ride?
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