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Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Mondo734

I think maybe you need to look into a cyclocross...

I think maybe you need to look into a cyclocross bike. Its a bit beefier than a standard road bike, so it can haul stuff. I use my cyclocross bike for pulling a burley trailer that holds my son and...
06-29-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Mondo734

Could the reason I couldn't get the fd to shift...

Could the reason I couldn't get the fd to shift to the big chainring is that the bike is a road/cx frame (using a mtb bb and crankset on a road frame)? I tried adjusting the fd for a few hours and...
06-28-15, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Mondo734

Okay upon further inspection I did (as I...

Okay upon further inspection I did (as I suspected) place the cups in the correct sides. As for the spacers I thought those were simply to help you get the proper chain line? Do the spacers serve...
06-28-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By Mondo734

By little plastic ringers are your refering to...

By little plastic ringers are your refering to the spacers? those should all fit.
06-28-15, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By Mondo734

The closest thing I did was replace loose ball...

The closest thing I did was replace loose ball bearings in a wheelhub, but I didn't notice any noise. I'm thinking you shouldn't hear anything if it was done right. Loose ball bearings are hard to...
06-28-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Mondo734

Okay so do the cups only thread onto one side? I...

Okay so do the cups only thread onto one side? I mean is it possible to put them on the wrong side and if so what would that do? Honestly, I'm pretty confident I did it right but just curious.

As...
06-28-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Mondo734

Hollowtech II bb questions?

OK, so here's the run down. I am almost done building my 2007 jamis nova and have some bb questions. The crankset is the deore Triple model with the 48t large chainring.
1.Does cup with the tube...
06-01-15, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,691
Posted By Mondo734

My first though was to use my cable lock as well....

My first though was to use my cable lock as well. or maybe removing the wheels and locking them to the frame and post via a bike lock.
05-30-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,691
Posted By Mondo734

Best way to lock up a bike and child trailer(burley encore)

Hey folks,
I have been using my Burley Encore for the past two years with my son, but have only done small rides of less than 20 miles.This year I would like to do longer rides and maybe ride to...
05-30-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By Mondo734

I picked up a used Adams trail-a-bike for my...

I picked up a used Adams trail-a-bike for my daughter a few years back. She loved it, but it did take some getting used to for both of us. First I noticed, like others mentioned, it has a lot of...
04-21-15, 11:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,774
Posted By Mondo734

I agree that a double is always a better option. ...

I agree that a double is always a better option. Like previous people said its probably not going to be used for both kids at the same time. I have 2 year old and I went with a 2 seater burley...
04-21-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,896
Posted By Mondo734

I needed to buy my daughter a new bike last year...

I needed to buy my daughter a new bike last year (she was 9 and a bit tall) and decided that instead of the mtb route, since we ride trails and paved surfaces that a childs road bike was in order....
04-21-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By Mondo734

Lol, I take it you have an external bearing...

Lol, I take it you have an external bearing setup. In that case I wouldn't have ridden either, having the crankset moving left and right would probably be a bad idea :0
04-21-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Mondo734

Bezalel:thumb::thumb::thumb: my friend, you are...

Bezalel:thumb::thumb::thumb: my friend, you are amazing!! This is exactly what I need to buy my fd.
04-21-15, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Mondo734

Given the picture of the downtube is there any...

Given the picture of the downtube is there any reason why a top swing fd wouldn't work in because of the cage bolts?
04-21-15, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By Mondo734

Am I to understand that you don't have the crank...

Am I to understand that you don't have the crank arm that fell off? Because if you still have it and there isn't any damage to the splines on the bb or the crankarm you should just be able to put...
04-21-15, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Mondo734

446500446501446502446503 So finally I was...

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So finally I was able to get some pics uploaded!!
04-21-15, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Mondo734

I know I will have less braking power than if I...

I know I will have less braking power than if I was running regular v-brakes, but until I actually have the bike running I won't know how much of a difference. I'm hoping it won't be too bad. :)
04-20-15, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Mondo734

Okay so I know its been a while..........like...

Okay so I know its been a while..........like forever really, but I have finally made some serious progress building this bike. At the present the bike has the following components:

2007 jamis...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-14, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,301
Posted By Mondo734

has anyone had any experience with Velostarusa.com?

I found some shimano tourney brifters that I want to buy and they have them cheaper than an other place I have found. Problem is I haven't every heard of them or used them. What experiences have...
01-23-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,699
Posted By Mondo734

cyccommute thanks a lot you have been really...

cyccommute thanks a lot you have been really helpful.
01-23-14, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,699
Posted By Mondo734

can you please elaborate more about spacers. Do...

can you please elaborate more about spacers. Do they come with the crankset or do you purchase them separately?
also is there a chart or something that tells you how much space is needed for the...
01-23-14, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,699
Posted By Mondo734

I guess the real question I have is if I will...

I guess the real question I have is if I will need to space it differently since mtbs typically have a different bb size than a road frame. (73mm vs 68mm if I recall). The install of the crankset is...
01-23-14, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,699
Posted By Mondo734

I am planning on running an all mtb drive train....

I am planning on running an all mtb drive train. I am going flatbar with either alivio or deore shifters.
01-23-14, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,699
Posted By Mondo734

Putting a mtb crankset on a road/cx frame

I am looking at buying a deore xt crankset for my 2007 Jamis Nova. The nova has a 68mm bb and the crankset is the m780, and has an external bb. I need to know if this will work. Any other related...
01-10-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,585
Posted By Mondo734

I use the 3 to 1 mix and I just mixed it in an...

I use the 3 to 1 mix and I just mixed it in an empty cleaned out coke bottle. The benefit of the bottle is its got a screw on cap. To apply it I use an old baby medicine dropper; this works perfect...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-14, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,684
Posted By Mondo734

The the actual straps tug at my facial hair just...

The the actual straps tug at my facial hair just below the ear down to my jawline.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-14, 03:50 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,684
Posted By Mondo734

I wonder if its because I never let my facial...

I wonder if its because I never let my facial hair get longer than a 1/4 inch in length. Though I guess that still wouldn't explain why my old Bell helmet didn't bug, since my grooming habits...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,684
Posted By Mondo734

Facial hair and helmet straps..... does your helmet straps irritate your facial hair?

I'm sure somebody had talked about this before so spare me the did you search this before posting stuff. Anyways, I used to have Bell Alchera helmet that was comfy and didn't pull my facial hair. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,492
Posted By Mondo734

I guess I'm not as smelly the rest of you guys...

I guess I'm not as smelly the rest of you guys j/k. After a few hard climbing rides I usually need to clean the straps cause they build up salt but I have yet to have a smelly helmet. That aside, I...
12-27-13, 12:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,051
Posted By Mondo734

My wife always complains that I'm hard to shop...

My wife always complains that I'm hard to shop for so this year she let me pick out my gifts. Since I'm working on building my first bike I picked out a set of avid fr-5 brake levers, a gently used...
12-26-13, 04:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,195
Posted By Mondo734

I ride a Specialized Crux as my "road" bike. ...

I ride a Specialized Crux as my "road" bike. Here are spme of my observations:

1. The tires make a huge difference, switching from 32 small block tires to 28 road tires changes the handling,...
12-26-13, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Mondo734

Ok, well thanks for the clarification on that. I...

Ok, well thanks for the clarification on that. I guess that means that if for some reason I don't like the mini-v's I can always swap em out for regular ones.
12-26-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Mondo734

I actually have a cyclocross bike that uses a...

I actually have a cyclocross bike that uses a 46/36 crankset. I like the double for that just fine even when riding in the mountains. The reason for the triple is that I am going to be using this...
12-26-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Mondo734

I guess I'll measure it when I put the brake...

I guess I'll measure it when I put the brake levers on today. I checked out that catalog a while back and that was how I found out the clamp size for the FD. Ya know I am surprised that all that...
12-26-13, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Mondo734

I am using long pull levers but can't use the...

I am using long pull levers but can't use the full size v-brakes. As I understand it, the wont work as replacements for cantis. The long arms don't allow the brake pads to sit in the right spot to...
12-26-13, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Mondo734

surreal You wouldn't by chance now the rear...

surreal

You wouldn't by chance now the rear wheel spacing on this frame? That was another spec. that I haven't been able to find.
12-26-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Mondo734

Thanks for the added info about the swing prior...

Thanks for the added info about the swing prior to your post I had never heard about it. As for the Mini-V's, the are already on the frame. I am not a fan of cantis so I specifically looked for...
12-26-13, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Mondo734

You are awesome, thanks that was very helpful I...

You are awesome, thanks that was very helpful I searched the internet and couldn't find a definitive answer on the bb size. Its is indeed a steel frame and I looked it up on bikepedia the year is...
12-26-13, 07:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Mondo734

Yea, most of the lower end ones that I have...

Yea, most of the lower end ones that I have looked at are dual pull, and specifically the alivio one is dual pull.
12-25-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Mondo734

Thanks all that has been useful. I am pretty...

Thanks all that has been useful. I am pretty sure the bb is 68mm and I also believe that the alivio crankset uses the octolink v2.
12-25-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Mondo734

Is there something specific on the frame that...

Is there something specific on the frame that would indicate one way or the other?
12-25-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Mondo734

Looking for build advise.....

Hi all,

Here's the rundown. I am building a flat bar road bike using a Jamis Nova frame (cx frame). currently here is what I have:

1.Frame and fork- jamis nova
2.Headset - cane creek 40...
09-04-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Mondo734

Glad that you and the bike managed to get away...

Glad that you and the bike managed to get away relatively unharmed. I did something similiar earlier this year and it was my first crash also. My injuries were akin to yours. I also had to replace...
07-12-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,071
Posted By Mondo734

I personally like the vittoria rubino pros you...

I personally like the vittoria rubino pros you can get em on amazon for about half of what they retail for in the bike shops so for around 30 each vs 50-60ish in the store.
07-12-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By Mondo734

I ride with two 24oz bottles. In one bottle I...

I ride with two 24oz bottles. In one bottle I keep plain old ice cold water. The second bottle I use one nuun tablet (the triberry and berry flavors are the best ones I've tried so far). I think...
07-12-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By Mondo734

Yea I usually take my daughter to a park and we...

Yea I usually take my daughter to a park and we hang out there when doing our 8 mile rides. The longer 16 mile rides are usually to deliver the wife some lunch. I know that the rides that I...
07-12-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By Mondo734

how far do you ride with your child......

I currently ride with my 8 year old daughter. For rides up to 8 miles she takes her own (slightly to small for her) bike. If its going to be longer I ride my mtb with her attached to it via a...
06-26-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,684
Posted By Mondo734

Well it almost sounds like more trouble than its...

Well it almost sounds like more trouble than its worth. Maybe Ill recycle the frame and remove all the parts as cheapy backups or post em on craigslist for a few bucks.
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