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06-27-17, 06:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,322
Posted By IMontoya

Thanks everyone. I'm going to go with a Lezyne...

Thanks everyone. I'm going to go with a Lezyne SV-5 because it fits all the bolts and derailleur screws on my bikes--except the cranks. I'll lose the chainbreaker, but it doesn't sound like that is...
06-26-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,322
Posted By IMontoya

What is your most common mechanical problem?

So, what are your most frequent and recent roadside repairs (excluding flat tires)? I'm looking at my bulky Crank Bros multi-tool and realizing I've never used it on a ride...

I can use something...
04-24-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By IMontoya

That's a good looking bike. That's the looks I...

That's a good looking bike. That's the looks I want with the stem--the black one just doesn't seem to look right. You said in the other post that it's a 25.4?
04-23-17, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By IMontoya

Not even sure--It's the original bar and stem...

Not even sure--It's the original bar and stem though. The Raleigh catalog for 1984 is elusive, as well as my calipers.
04-23-17, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By IMontoya

1984 Raleigh SC Stem

I would like to replace the stem on my 1984 Raleigh Super Course for aesthetics. Would this be the correct size?

Nitto Dynamic 26.0 90mm 72d 145mm 1" Road Quill ...
04-23-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By IMontoya

Still polishing and touching up, but I'm really...

Still polishing and touching up, but I'm really happy with how it's looking.

I've replaced the saddle, pedals, brake hoods, bottle cage, and tires. I will add some toe clips, new brake cables,...
04-23-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 270,046
Posted By IMontoya

Last month, I picked up this 1984 Super Course. ...

Last month, I picked up this 1984 Super Course. It was already in great shape, but I'll continue polishing a few things and touching up paint. I've replaced the saddle and threw some new tape on...
04-12-17, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By IMontoya

Anyone remember what color the saddle was?

Anyone remember what color the saddle was?
04-08-17, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By IMontoya

I think I might just let that chrome shine...

I think I might just let that chrome shine through! There are a couple spots, mainly the underside of the downtube, that I will touch up. Those are deep enough that the chrome was scratched.
04-08-17, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By IMontoya

I'm a little jealous that you have one as the...

I'm a little jealous that you have one as the only owner. The stem on mine would be original, and it absolutely looks out of place. I'm trying to find the hoods, but I might go tan for the handle...
04-08-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By IMontoya

I was a little worried this would be the case. ...

I was a little worried this would be the case. The aero gum hoods seem hard to find, and I don't think I can keep white handlebar tape clean.
04-08-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,019
Posted By IMontoya

Great looking bike.

Great looking bike.
04-08-17, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By IMontoya

Historical Question: 1984 Raleigh Super Course

I recently acquired a 1984 Raleigh Super Course. It has a couple scratches, but appears to be in very good condition. I'll post some pictures in the Super Course thread when I'm done cleaning it up....
Forum: Great Lakes
01-03-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By IMontoya

I've been surprised and impressed with how much...

I've been surprised and impressed with how much progress the city has made in the last couple of years. I would imagine the simpler issues get addressed quickly.
Forum: Commuting
01-02-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,314
Posted By IMontoya

I didn't say it was easy, especially when you...

I didn't say it was easy, especially when you have a favorite.

If you push it, it can leave you Penny Farthingless
Forum: Commuting
01-02-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,314
Posted By IMontoya

The legal term for n+1 is "bikamy". Sometimes I...

The legal term for n+1 is "bikamy". Sometimes I like a different ride, but I can understand your desire for monogamy with a favorite.
01-01-17, 08:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
Posted By IMontoya

Kind of my thoughts, too. But, I could patch the...

Kind of my thoughts, too. But, I could patch the tube and ride home quicker. It really depends where I am on that particular route, because a few pubs are along it and that may help (or hinder) the...
01-01-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
Posted By IMontoya

I ride two completely different routes. One is a...

I ride two completely different routes. One is a 1.8 mile loop only 2 miles from my house. This is what the patches would be for--but I've never had a flat here. The other route is my commute and...
01-01-17, 01:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,295
Posted By IMontoya

Storing Patches in Tires?

Does anyone store a couple self-adhesive patches inside the tire for an emergency? I think tucking a couple in before inflating the tube would be easy, light, and convenient. Any reason not to?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,493
Posted By IMontoya

Thank you for all the suggestions. I use Strava,...

Thank you for all the suggestions. I use Strava, so this will be a backup and something to show me my current data (my phone is in my pocket). Accuracy isn't critical, and GPS isn't necessary.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,493
Posted By IMontoya

Amazon directs me towards a Cat Eye Strada when I...

Amazon directs me towards a Cat Eye Strada when I search for Bontrager Node. I'll check out the Garmin 510's; with and extra set of speed sensors and an additional mount for the Cat Eye, the cost...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-16, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,493
Posted By IMontoya

Wireless Cycling Computer (No GPS)

I would like a wireless computer that displays current speed, and logs average speed, elapsed time, and trip odometer. Cadence would be a nice function, but not required. Mounting brackets, magnets,...
Forum: Touring
12-24-16, 11:50 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,518
Posted By IMontoya

What do you intend to cook? When I was a...

What do you intend to cook?

When I was a backpacker, I always carried a Snow Peak Ultralight for the convenience, and I had an Esbit or alcohol stove as a backup. I preferred the alcohol stove...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,789
Posted By IMontoya

Weight or price?

Weight or price?
12-24-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,673
Posted By IMontoya

I opened the thread earlier, and there was no...

I opened the thread earlier, and there was no content. The mouse-over preview was about a football game. This has happened a couple times today.
12-24-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By IMontoya

That absolves my fears. And, I do have other...

That absolves my fears. And, I do have other bikes, which will reduce the depreciation!
12-24-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By IMontoya

Thanks! All of my bikes since I was a kid have...

Thanks! All of my bikes since I was a kid have all had disc brakes, so it's just a little bothersome seeing wear on a surface that would normally remain pristine on my bike.
12-24-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By IMontoya

Modern Rims on Classics?

My 1996 Cannondale I found on Craigslist is back in riding order. Turns out, with some cleaning and a tune-up, this bike is practically new. I bought this bike because it was a racer in my price...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-16, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,789
Posted By IMontoya

There was an Australian couple on Youtube, and...

There was an Australian couple on Youtube, and they each had their own channel. The boyfriend is a cyclist and his ex-girlfriend was touting a diet of 50 bananas every day.

For your original...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,789
Posted By IMontoya

Wait, is your co-worker Australian and does she...

Wait, is your co-worker Australian and does she eat a lot of bananas?
Forum: Commuting
12-23-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,789
Posted By IMontoya

He would be moving at about 45 kph/27mph. ...

He would be moving at about 45 kph/27mph.

I doubt I'll ever be that fast. But, I know a couple people who exceed 20mph on 30 mile commutes (so Strava says).
12-23-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,136
Posted By IMontoya

I keep a mini-pump in my seat tube. I've never...

I keep a mini-pump in my seat tube. I've never used it, and this post reminded me it is there. I hope I don't sell the bike and forget the pump is there!
12-23-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 151,454
Posted By IMontoya

ISO: Black 80-100mm Quill Stem for a 1996...

ISO: Black 80-100mm Quill Stem for a 1996 Cannondale R400
12-20-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,995
Posted By IMontoya

I'll post some pictures when I get new bar tape...

I'll post some pictures when I get new bar tape on it. I've found one scratch on the stem and a chip under the downtube--otherwise it looks to be new. I felt a got a good deal when I bought it, and...
12-20-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,995
Posted By IMontoya

The hub cleaned up nicely with a Shimano FH-A410...

The hub cleaned up nicely with a Shimano FH-A410 label on it. I'll take the shifters apart this weekend and add fresh cables, but WD-40 has shown immediate improvement.
...
12-20-16, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,995
Posted By IMontoya

Whoa, that Volpe is a 1995? Looks just like the...

Whoa, that Volpe is a 1995? Looks just like the 2016 in one of the shops. Sharp looking bike in that color!
12-20-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,995
Posted By IMontoya

Mine is the double, and I think you are correct...

Mine is the double, and I think you are correct that it is a 46/36.
12-20-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,995
Posted By IMontoya

Thank you! How about a Tiagra? Shimano...

Thank you! How about a Tiagra?

Shimano Tiagra ST-4600 10-Speed Shift/Brake Lever Set (http://www.nashbar.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10053_10052_586005_-1___)

Shimano Tiagra CS-4600...
12-20-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,995
Posted By IMontoya

I can post some pictures tonight after I clean it...

I can post some pictures tonight after I clean it up some more. The 105 looks like a nice upgrade.
12-20-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,995
Posted By IMontoya

bradtx I've cleaned the bike up a little, and the...

bradtx I've cleaned the bike up a little, and the frame looks like it is almost new. There was a layer of dust and a dried oily film covering the bike, almost like what collects in a kitchen range...
12-19-16, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,995
Posted By IMontoya

Thank you, Andrew R Stewart. I don't plan to...

Thank you, Andrew R Stewart. I don't plan to ride until the temperature is above freezing, so I have plenty of time to do a solvent bath.
12-19-16, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,995
Posted By IMontoya

Shimano RSX Upgrade/Replacement

I acquired a 1996 Cannondale R400. Everything appears to be original Shimano RSX. The shifters don't always function, so new cables are on order. Barrel adjustment helped, but most of the time the...
12-19-16, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 489,583
Posted By IMontoya

I have a 25" 1988 Miyata 112 with new Panaracer...

I have a 25" 1988 Miyata 112 with new Panaracer Pasellas, a bottle cage, Blackburn front rack, and a Zefal HP pump. The frame is white with a black headtube.

It is Downtown Detroit if you want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,756
Posted By IMontoya

But whoever paid $500 for what they believe is a...

But whoever paid $500 for what they believe is a $10K bike, thinks they are a genius (and the seller an idiot)!
Forum: Touring
12-12-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,300
Posted By IMontoya

That's a good looking bike. Very classy.

That's a good looking bike. Very classy.
12-11-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,698
Posted By IMontoya

Quite possible it wouldn't. I don't know much...

Quite possible it wouldn't. I don't know much about the physics of bikes, so I'm only speculating the lower CG would help in a turn.
12-11-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,698
Posted By IMontoya

Obviously bmx and mtb are different types of...

Obviously bmx and mtb are different types of riding than road bikes. But I assume a road bike would benefit from a lower cg, too. How marginal is that benefit though?
12-09-16, 09:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,698
Posted By IMontoya

I feel that the 22" would be just about perfect. ...

I feel that the 22" would be just about perfect. But, in all of catalogs I look at, the manufacturers produced 21" and 23", omitting the 22". The higher-end bikes made in every centimeter are more...
12-09-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,698
Posted By IMontoya

Thank you for the link--it was an interesting...

Thank you for the link--it was an interesting read.
12-09-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,698
Posted By IMontoya

Thank you for all of the responses. It sounds...

Thank you for all of the responses. It sounds like the 23" frames of the 1980's would be the best fit for me based on top tube clearance. Slightly smaller would be best, but 21" is too small. For...
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