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Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,943
Posted By ivesjd

I live a nice 7 mile ride from two wonderful...

I live a nice 7 mile ride from two wonderful breweries...
01-14-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,586
Posted By ivesjd

I have a '72 Raleigh Competition that I ride as...

I have a '72 Raleigh Competition that I ride as hard as I can. It does have a new wheel set (and, much to the chagrin of folks around here) with a fixed/free hub. So cranking up hills with 42/16,...
04-28-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By ivesjd

The closet bike shop I have is 30 miles away....

The closet bike shop I have is 30 miles away. Sadly. When I lived in Marquette MI I checked all three bike shops there and no one had them. I guess I could check the "LBS" and see if they do them.
04-27-10, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By ivesjd

Calling all old striped cranks

I've got a set of '72 (maybe earlier) Campy Strada cranks that are stripped at the pedal. I've done heli-coils before, and plan on using them on these cranks, I just don't have the ~$100 to drop on a...
11-01-08, 03:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By ivesjd

I finally got into the other LBS's since my...

I finally got into the other LBS's since my normal one didn't have them. The one didn't really wanna help. And the other one said they are gonna try to get some in. But its been three weeks already,...
09-30-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By ivesjd

Thank you very much guys! Now I can fix my old...

Thank you very much guys! Now I can fix my old Campy Cranks!
09-30-08, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By ivesjd

Locating Helicoils

I'm sure this has been asked many times, but for the life of me I can not find them anywhere. I need a lefthand thread 9/16x20 helicoil for my crank. I can not find them anywhere. All I've found is...
09-30-08, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By ivesjd

That looks to be the same BCD as my 72' campy...

That looks to be the same BCD as my 72' campy cranks
09-06-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By ivesjd

We get a lot of snow up here in Northern Michigan...

We get a lot of snow up here in Northern Michigan and I am thinking I might just have to build one of these. Good thing I have access to the metal shop here.
09-06-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By ivesjd

Story Time

Last night I decided I was gonna take a trip to the grocery store. Actually I bike to this store almost daily for one thing or the other. Put my daughter in her trailer and head off. Everything goes...
09-06-08, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By ivesjd

You should mention it to the seller. Though they...

You should mention it to the seller. Though they may already know.
Forum: Touring
08-08-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By ivesjd

The only problem I have with 28 is Seeny Stretch,...

The only problem I have with 28 is Seeny Stretch, its 28 miles (I think) of flat straight road. It takes forever to drive across let alone bike across. I will try to post back next week after I bike...
08-03-08, 09:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,666
Posted By ivesjd

Its not high if the frame is on the small side. I...

Its not high if the frame is on the small side. I only have one bike that really fits all the rest look like that.
08-03-08, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,707
Posted By ivesjd

The only thing I'd be worried about is wind...

The only thing I'd be worried about is wind grabbing the panels and blowing you over. Where I'm from, we get headwinds that will stop you in your tracks. But if you live in a place where that isn't a...
08-01-08, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By ivesjd

Success!!

I've been riding with my Brooks for almost a month now. I cleaned and treated it with Lexol soap and then their leather treatment. It cleaned up nice and is really starting to get comfy. I had a...
08-01-08, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By ivesjd

1. Unbolt the wheel. (should need 15mm wrench) ...

1. Unbolt the wheel. (should need 15mm wrench)
2. Take the chain off of the freewheel
3. Take the wheel out of the chain stays
4. Turn the wheel around and put it back the wheel back in
5. Put...
07-22-08, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,265
Posted By ivesjd

I'm in a hilly area and run 40x17. I just went to...

I'm in a hilly area and run 40x17. I just went to 42x17 and am having problems pulling my trailer now. I noticed quite a difference with that on hills even without the trailer too. 42x17 is what a...
Forum: Touring
07-21-08, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By ivesjd

Thanks for the great tips. I should have been...

Thanks for the great tips. I should have been more clear about how "familiar" I am with the route. It is similar to the route I drive to get from my house to my parents, but I have never biked it....
Forum: Touring
07-21-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By ivesjd

First Tour

I'm planning my first tour. Its gonna be a 245 mile ride from Marquette MI to Atlanta MI. I'm thinking it'll take me three days so I'll average just over 80 Miles a day. There are towns at the two...
07-10-08, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,054
Posted By ivesjd

Use Koolstop brake pads if your gonna keep the...

Use Koolstop brake pads if your gonna keep the steel wheels. The paint looks to be in really good shape. Also, a little steel wool will clean those wheels up nice.
07-10-08, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By ivesjd

I'm confused, That is not a cottered crank. That...

I'm confused, That is not a cottered crank. That is a standard square taper BB spindle. All you need is new crank arms. Unless you want to convert to a cottered BB.....
07-09-08, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,380
Posted By ivesjd

When I was a runner, we did calf raises to help...

When I was a runner, we did calf raises to help with shin splints.
07-09-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,937
Posted By ivesjd

I had to clean mine when I got it, it's off a '72...

I had to clean mine when I got it, it's off a '72 Raleigh and had mildew growing on it. But I cleaned it and treated it with Lexol (horse saddle stuff) and I'm starting to get it broke in. It sucks...
07-09-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,335
Posted By ivesjd

I ride 35's on my Sun CR 18's with a fixed/free...

I ride 35's on my Sun CR 18's with a fixed/free hub. But I ride it on trails some to.
07-09-08, 07:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,195
Posted By ivesjd

I just bought a set of black SUn CR-18's laced to...

I just bought a set of black SUn CR-18's laced to some high flange cartridge bearing hubs. They are stronger then the old steel Schwinn Wheels I had. But I do notice a difference in momentum. I like...
07-07-08, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By ivesjd

That is good to hear! This is my first Brooks...

That is good to hear! This is my first Brooks saddle and I'm pretty excited. I prefer a firm saddle so I think me and my new Brooks are gonna get along just fine :D

Once I cleaned it up I was...
07-07-08, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By ivesjd

I'm really glad I got this frame instead of the...

I'm really glad I got this frame instead of the other person. Since they might not have seen the cracks and tried to ride it. Anyway, last night I sanded down the ends of the seat stays to get a...
07-07-08, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By ivesjd

Old Brooks Saddle

Is this Brooks Saddle still any good?

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07-06-08, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By ivesjd

Cracks in Raleigh Frame

I found a 70's Raleigh an Freecycle about a week ago. I emailed the lady instantly but didnt hear back until this past Thursday. She said there was one other person in line but call on Sunday to see...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-08, 06:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 593
Posted By ivesjd

Cracks in Raleigh Frame

I found a 70's Raleigh an Freecycle about a week ago. I emailed the lady instantly but didnt hear back until this past Thursday. She said there was one other person in line but call on Sunday to see...
07-06-08, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 375,522
Posted By ivesjd

I found a 70's Raleigh an Freecycle about a week...

I found a 70's Raleigh an Freecycle about a week ago. I emailed the lady instantly but didnt hear back until this past Thursday. She said there was one other person in line but call on Sunday to see...
06-18-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,507
Posted By ivesjd

I had the same issue on my '83 Schwinn Varsity...

I had the same issue on my '83 Schwinn Varsity with Koolstop Eagle 2's. I flipped them over and they worked great.
06-18-08, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By ivesjd

Nope, my pedals only came with 4 screws. I'll...

Nope, my pedals only came with 4 screws. I'll check with my LBS next payday.
06-12-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By ivesjd

I ended up getting Crank Bros MXR's from the LBS....

I ended up getting Crank Bros MXR's from the LBS. I haven't gotten out on the trail with them yet but rode around a bit last night after I got them on and practiced a bit inside. So far I really like...
06-03-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By ivesjd

Cheap Platforms or Clipless

I'm trying to decide on going clipless or just buy new platforms for my SS Trek 4500. I have a pair of 661 clipless shoes already. my budget is small ~$30. What I want to know is if anyone has had a...
06-03-08, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,795
Posted By ivesjd

It will go on, but the chain line will be off and...

It will go on, but the chain line will be off and the dish will also be off. I have one on my '89 World Sport and its been okay for 300 or so miles. If you con afford aluminum wheels though I'd go...
06-01-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By ivesjd

What you are referring to are wire cutters. Cable...

What you are referring to are wire cutters. Cable cutters do more of a slicing motion and are much easier to cut cables with. Though bike specific ones are not needed. I picked up a pair for $6 at...
06-01-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,780
Posted By ivesjd

Rode about 13 miles today on a demo ride. Rode 2...

Rode about 13 miles today on a demo ride. Rode 2 miles on a Gary Fisher Paragon 29er. Juciy Discs. Much nicer then my Trek 4500 SS. Brought the Paragon back and got got on a Gary Fisher Hi-Fi. That...
05-25-08, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By ivesjd

Nexus Alfine for off road

I'm gonna be building up a 29er MTB in the fall. I want to use disc's and I am looking into using the Shimano Alfine (I think the only difference between it and the Nexus is disc compatibility). Does...
05-24-08, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By ivesjd

Very nice! :lol:

Very nice! :lol:
04-20-08, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4,669
Views: 362,216
Posted By ivesjd

I got a 1973 Raleigh Twenty folder yesterday for...

I got a 1973 Raleigh Twenty folder yesterday for doing some network trouble shooting.
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04-12-08, 05:47 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 254,568
Posted By ivesjd

Looking Good

This is the way to do it. (Instead of running the tibe to the top of the seat tube) Triangles. They are the strongest shape. It may not seem like it, but this way if done properly, will be strongest....
04-07-08, 04:54 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 228,422
Posted By ivesjd

I live in Marquette. I used to live in Atlanta...

I live in Marquette. I used to live in Atlanta (half hour east of Gaylord)
04-04-08, 10:01 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 228,422
Posted By ivesjd

I live in the Upper Peninsula, and we get alot of...

I live in the Upper Peninsula, and we get alot of snow. And I have 1 year old, so car free is impossible. I try to ride my bike as much as possible. Getting a trailer soon so I should be just about...
04-03-08, 08:40 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 104,276
Posted By ivesjd

Woooo!!! Free Bikes

Okay so just about all the bikes I have are found. First we have
My Trek 4500 that I found in the woods. Was almost unridable cause everything was so out of adjustment. Is now a single speed, new...
Forum: Introductions
01-07-08, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By ivesjd

Hello everyone

My name is James and I've been biking for almost 19 years now. I'm planing on becoming a frame builder. I ride a 03 Trek 4500 (basically stock but soon to change), an 83 Schwinn varsity single speed...
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