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Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-05, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,345
Posted By scrantr

Get it checked. If it is isolated to the thumb...

Get it checked. If it is isolated to the thumb and first 2 or 3 fingers, it is
likely median nerve compression in your wrist. That's "carpal tunnel syndrome"
for those of us in the cheap seats.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-05, 12:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,449
Posted By scrantr

How do I lock it up? Looks like George Barris...

How do I lock it up? Looks like George Barris and Chuck Barris were sharing a bowl.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-05, 10:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,285
Posted By scrantr

I rode RAGBRAI the last week of July, eating...

I rode RAGBRAI the last week of July, eating constantly the most carefully considered nutritional choices available (pie, beer, Margaritas, breakfast burritos, pork chops, - you know, standard...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-05, 10:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,196
Posted By scrantr

This happens to me too. If I'm riding in the...

This happens to me too. If I'm riding in the wet, I have to make sure that my shorts (and my contact points) are treated with Chamois Butt'r or similar, or I can get chafing problems early in the...
08-06-05, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By scrantr

Giro Monza in (L)arge will size out to 63cm. I...

Giro Monza in (L)arge will size out to 63cm. I bought it because it fit my large melon.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-05, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By scrantr

My wife and I just got back from RAGBRAI. We...

My wife and I just got back from RAGBRAI. We mounted Armadillos on both bikes (hers 700x25, mine 700x38) on advice of the LBS when I told them I wanted to spend more time drinking and less time...
07-14-05, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,966
Posted By scrantr

I'll second the bit about 90/91 Shimano quality. ...

I'll second the bit about 90/91 Shimano quality. While I have no complaints about my current Shimano drive train, which is a combination of Ultegra, XTR, and 3rd party bits, I have a '91 Yokota...
Forum: Foo
06-30-05, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,335
Posted By scrantr

Poseur points for SUV drivers

"Spray-on mud for SUVs"

http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Sprayon_dirt_sold_to_make_SUVs_look__0630.html

For owners who don't want it to look like they're driving an unnecessary gas-guzzler, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-05, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By scrantr

You could be a cyclist and a sofa spud too if you...

You could be a cyclist and a sofa spud too if you wanted.

http://www.bikeforest.com/cb/index.php
Forum: Touring
06-28-05, 08:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,576
Posted By scrantr

I used downtube shifters for 20+ years, then...

I used downtube shifters for 20+ years, then bought a bike that had bar end shifters. I rode it for 6 months or so before changing it over to downtube shifters like I used before. For me, the issue...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-05, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By scrantr

You don't appreciate the rough sort of crowd at...

You don't appreciate the rough sort of crowd at my job. When I told a marketer I wouldn't set the transparent passwords she was demanding due to security concerns, I found a small stuffed "voodoo...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-05, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By scrantr

My morning routine consists of dropping the bike...

My morning routine consists of dropping the bike off in my cube, then wandering off to get coffee and clean up / change clothes for the work day. Recently, I dropped the bike in my cube and went off...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-05, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
Posted By scrantr

The Bat Frank Jacobs (Mad Magazine, from late...

The Bat
Frank Jacobs (Mad Magazine, from late 60's?)

Bats are creepy; bats are scary;
Bats do not seem sanitary;
Bats in dismal caves keep cozy;
Bats remind us of Lugosi;
Bats have webby...
06-22-05, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,528
Posted By scrantr

It sounds to me like they had already cut the...

It sounds to me like they had already cut the steerer tube when you walked in.
A touring bike should have the bars at roughly the same height as the saddle.
If you are stretched out and down like a...
06-15-05, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By scrantr

Since the jury is still out here, try fitting...

Since the jury is still out here, try fitting your BB tool to the FSA BB. If the splines engage, you should be fine. If you get the results bubble head reports, opposite of my experience, take the...
06-14-05, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By scrantr

Park BB-2 for Shimano works fine for FSA ISIS. ...

Park BB-2 for Shimano works fine for FSA ISIS. Got one - used it.
Pedro's Shimano BB tool doesn't fit - the wall of the cylindrical part carrying
the splines on the tool is too thick to fit over...
06-06-05, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,653
Posted By scrantr

Not advocating anything here, but... At 75mph,...

Not advocating anything here, but...
At 75mph, a small handful of pennies would do wonders to get the driver's attention.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-05, 12:00 PM
Forum: Commuting
05-13-05, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,051
Posted By scrantr

You mean like this one? ...

You mean like this one?

http://www.michiganimaging.com/Bikes/roadkill.gif
Forum: Touring
05-05-05, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,639
Posted By scrantr

gordons9 and cyccommute are correct. The...

gordons9 and cyccommute are correct. The Cannondale bikes have hadd a reasonable crank setup since the '02 bikes came out. Apologies offerred for the misinformation. Now if I could just get my...
Forum: Touring
05-04-05, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By scrantr

Take spare tires and tubes. 700c is not easily...

Take spare tires and tubes. 700c is not easily available outside of large cities.
Forum: Touring
05-04-05, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,639
Posted By scrantr

Bruce Gordon BLT (mentioned above) or BLT-X ...

Bruce Gordon BLT (mentioned above) or BLT-X
Co-motion Americano or NorWester
Bianchi Volpe

geared funny:
Waterford 1900 or T14
Trek X500 or 520
Cannondale T800 or T2000

A lot of folks have...
05-04-05, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,599
Posted By scrantr

This is a nice solution for touring too. You can...

This is a nice solution for touring too. You can replace drive-side spokes if needed,
and your tools will still fit in a wide-mouth water bottle below the down tube.
04-30-05, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By scrantr

These went on my tour bike a month ago. They are...

These went on my tour bike a month ago. They are working well.

WTB Momentum Grease Guard platform pedals. approx $40 for a set.

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Pedal/product_22441.shtml
04-29-05, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 578
Posted By scrantr

I was on a bike path for the first time in ages,...

I was on a bike path for the first time in ages, and fell in behind a particularly graceful blader who was swooping along effortlessly. I paced behind him for several miles at a constant 15 miles...
04-29-05, 02:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,236
Posted By scrantr

Nope. You will want to bag one of each make and...

Nope. You will want to bag one of each make and model:

Chevy Suburban, Tahoe
Hummer H1, H2, H3
Cadillac Escalade
Dodge...
Ford...
Mercedes...
Nissan...
04-18-05, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By scrantr

Bike is painted white, and fork ends are chromed....

Bike is painted white, and fork ends are chromed.
I haven't looked into the availability of parts for the bottom bracket yet.
I read elsewhere on the internet (the source of all truth :) ) that it...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-05, 12:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,324
Posted By scrantr

Interesting... There is a group at my job that...

Interesting... There is a group at my job that rides during lunch on Wednesdays. I've never ridden with them, although they know I commute year-round. I wonder if they think I'm snubbing them?
04-18-05, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By scrantr

Waiting for a UO-8 to whisper to me

I rescued a Peugeot UO-8 from the trash heap this weekend, and I'm waiting for it to talk to me about what it wants to be in its next life. That sweet whisper might be "put me back in the trash,"...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-05, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By scrantr

It used to be fashionable to use narrow strips...

It used to be fashionable to use narrow strips cut from a retired inner tube as
extra cushion They are easy enough to size and position while wrapping the bars.

This tip brought to you as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-05, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,079
Posted By scrantr

I trashed a Brooks B-17 (well,,, traded it...

I trashed a Brooks B-17 (well,,, traded it someone who thought he would like it) in favor of a BG Alias 155 for my tour bike. I tried a Terry Liberator between getting rid of the Brooks and landing...
04-08-05, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,106
Posted By scrantr

Rubber cement works pretty well.

Rubber cement works pretty well.
04-06-05, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,990
Posted By scrantr

The Dura Ace downtube shifter set I installed...

The Dura Ace downtube shifter set I installed recently ($52 from Nashbar) came with flat boss plates.
04-04-05, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By scrantr

Take it as "what the manufacturer says," but the...

Take it as "what the manufacturer says," but the packaging claims visibility to 1 mile.
It's pretty ridiculously bright, and very visible off-axis horizontally.
04-02-05, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By scrantr

I found this monster in the automotive section of...

I found this monster in the automotive section of Meijer for $12.99. It's made in China
by/for some outfit calling itself CMI. The construction is of decent quality, and it's just
amazingly...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-05, 09:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,622
Posted By scrantr

I have 4 really pairs that differ a lot from each...

I have 4 really pairs that differ a lot from each other
- Pearl Izumi White Line
- Cannondale touring
- noname crocheted back gloves
- Pearl Izumi Gel Lite

The White Lines work OK. Due to...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-05, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By scrantr

For the few times I go without panniers, like...

For the few times I go without panniers, like grocery shopping, which is less than 2 miles away, I use something called a "Campus Pack" bought at Cabelas last time I was there. The shoulder straps...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-05, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By scrantr

I took the SIS bar end shifters off mine and went...

I took the SIS bar end shifters off mine and went back to downtube shifting.
Double shifts were killing me, back and forth with each hand. I can shift the
rear and shift or trim the front with one...
03-26-05, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By scrantr

...to indulge my retro grumpiness. I dont want...

...to indulge my retro grumpiness. I dont want to use clipless pedals. I have enough trouble walking as it is.

WTB Momentum Grease Guard pedals just went on my tourer, replacing a pair of very...
03-25-05, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,087
Posted By scrantr

You would need to put it on the cable prior to...

You would need to put it on the cable prior to crimping the end loops, but transparent plastic hose is cheap, durable, attractive, and quite protective of the bike's finish. I put 5/8" I.D. around...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-05, 12:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,911
Posted By scrantr

I recently spent a week in Rockville MD for...

I recently spent a week in Rockville MD for job-related training. Prior to leaving, I asked the education rep of the comapny providing the training if the training facility had any accomodation for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-05, 01:18 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 22,166
Posted By scrantr

Mine had bar-end shifters. I rode with them for...

Mine had bar-end shifters. I rode with them for a thousand miles or so, then changed them out for downtube shifters. They are still indexed - I'm not that much of a retro-grouch. My reasoning was...
Forum: Touring
03-13-05, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By scrantr

Maybe this is available in a carbon...

Maybe this is available in a carbon fiber/titanium version.

banana straightener (http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1144997.html)
03-10-05, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By scrantr

Perhaps this is unwarranted grousing on my part,...

Perhaps this is unwarranted grousing on my part, but nowhere in the long post
did I see a mention of actually riding a bike anywhere in Cleveland as part of the
evaluation process for "Biketown."
03-09-05, 12:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,545
Posted By scrantr

Hmmm. Spinning out on 46/11 at 28-29mph puts...

Hmmm. Spinning out on 46/11 at 28-29mph puts your cadence at less than 90, according to the gear and cadence calculator at http://www.hostelshoppe.com/tech_gearcalc.php

There is an extended...
03-08-05, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,545
Posted By scrantr

Not exactly the same thing, but my 700c tourer's...

Not exactly the same thing, but my 700c tourer's top gear is 46/11. I run out of spin
at about 38mph, which seems plenty fast enough to me.
03-07-05, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By scrantr

Co-motion puts Raceface Turbine LP cranks on...

Co-motion puts Raceface Turbine LP cranks on their tour bikes.
The cahin line with a triple is OK with a 68 x 113 bottom bracket.
03-07-05, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By scrantr

It should work. I took an old Giant rigid MTB...

It should work. I took an old Giant rigid MTB with a 5spd rear and replaced enough ot the
drivetrain to make it 7spd. The old Shimano SIS rear derailleur indexed just fine with the
7spd shifter...
Forum: Touring
03-01-05, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 553
Posted By scrantr

Mine is an '01 Americano model with S&S couplers....

Mine is an '01 Americano model with S&S couplers. No issues. I think you can trust any decent bike outfitted with them. Bilenky, among others, will retrofit a bike if you already have something...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-05, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,506
Posted By scrantr

Give them a break. It must be really unpleasant...

Give them a break. It must be really unpleasant riding 60-70 miles with that set-back seatpost wedged up your hiney.
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