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01-28-14, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By gregm

Ok, thanks! I will not look for a reply from...

Ok, thanks! I will not look for a reply from Jeremy & Sarah, and will source my cx-rays elsewhere. :)
01-27-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By gregm

I see the March / April product delivery on the...

I see the March / April product delivery on the front page...but I also see at the bottom that it was last updated 2013. ;)

Yep, hoping they're just away for a bit...! Hmmm...

Thanks!
01-27-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By gregm

Alchemy Bicycle Works -- alive? gone...?

I've been a very satisfied customer of Alchemy Bicycle Works (http://www.alchemybicycleworks.com/), receiving fast & friendly service. It's been a bit over a year since my last order.

I've tried...
06-23-13, 03:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 430
Posted By gregm

Berkeley High MTB 2014 Season Head Coach Position is Open!

Please spread the word...my daughter is a graduate of this fabulous program, and I enjoy helping out at practices when I can. If you or someone you know is interested, check it out!
05-01-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 844
Posted By gregm

SL-K BB386EVO makes loud Clack! noise with every pedal stroke

I have a couple of thousand miles on an SL-K BB386EVO crankset. They've started making a terrible Clack! with each revolution. Any ideas, anyone?

* left side only (confirmed with one-foot...
10-26-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,169
Posted By gregm

Well...this is not promising!

Well...this is not promising!
10-26-12, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,169
Posted By gregm

I submitted my inquiry already this morning. ;) ...

I submitted my inquiry already this morning. ;) I'll post any response here.
10-26-12, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,169
Posted By gregm

ZTR Iron Cross rims: just the ticket, or am I asking for trouble?

I'd like to build a set of wheels with the new Iron Cross rim (http://www.notubes.com/Iron-Cross-C127.aspx). I'm attracted to this rim due to its combination of low weight and intermediate width, as...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,194
Posted By gregm

Volagi steel "Viaje" bike and frameset via Kickstarter

Volagi (http://volagi.com/) is running a Kickstarter campaign for their new steel-frame / carbon fork model:
...
09-08-11, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,318
Posted By gregm

Ok, thanks, everyone! I do tend to ride a...

Ok, thanks, everyone!

I do tend to ride a lot of miles, ride in any weather, and keep bikes a long time, so I am tuned in to having to replace parts that some folks may never replace.

Good to...
09-08-11, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,318
Posted By gregm

replacement Sturmey-Archer drum brake shoes / pads?

I'm considering converting a bike to Sturmey-Archer drum brakes. As I've looked through offerings at Harris Cyclery and QBP (via AEBike), I don't seem to be finding replacement brake shoes listed...
05-10-11, 05:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By gregm

Berkeley High MTB 2012 Season Head Coach Position is Open!

The Berkeley High School Mountain Bike Racing Team (http://bhscycling.org) is the longest running team in the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League Race Series. Our Head Coach position is open for...
06-14-10, 04:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,039
Posted By gregm

Between the local road scene, the NorCal MTB high...

Between the local road scene, the NorCal MTB high school league, cyclocross, and the San Jose velodrome, there are loads of opportunities here for juniors. I've been riding with competitive high...
06-13-10, 07:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,039
Posted By gregm

Ned Overend rode yesterday. He rides for...

Ned Overend rode yesterday. He rides for Specialized, and is former MTB XC world champ. Maybe this is him?
06-13-10, 07:21 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,039
Posted By gregm

Weee, results are up!!! ...

Weee, results are up!!!

http://www.c4racing.org/www/results/diablo10.html

My daughter (the only junior girl riding this year) got 40:50, and I did 31:48 (35+ 4/5). First go for both of us, and...
06-12-10, 05:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,039
Posted By gregm

results?

Anybody know if/where/when the results are posted? Been reloading the c4racing.org site, but nothing there yet.

Thanks!

-Greg
05-25-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By gregm

Thanks, everyone! It was a grand day out on...

Thanks, everyone!

It was a grand day out on the bike for her. Here's a picture -- she's just left of center. :D :D :D
...
05-22-10, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By gregm

@Racer Ex -- cool! Ok, she'll pack a spare...

@Racer Ex -- cool!

Ok, she'll pack a spare kit just in case, but will plan to wear her (MTB) team colors. :)

I will pass on your well wishes! Thanks!

-Greg
05-22-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By gregm

Help needed for first-time junior racer -- USA Cycling rule interpretation

My daughter is signed up for her first-ever road race (http://www.panochevalley.org/) tomorrow morning.

She's an experienced NorCal high school mountain bike racing league (http://norcalmtb.org/)...
02-04-10, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By gregm

Oh, yup! Totally agree. I would indeed buy a...

Oh, yup! Totally agree.

I would indeed buy a well-priced chainring in this bolt pattern -- but I'm also just dang curious about why Suntour would (apparently?) invent a new pattern for a low-end...
02-04-10, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By gregm

Yup -- bolts. -Greg

Yup -- bolts.

-Greg
02-04-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By gregm

4-arm 6-bolt Suntour chainrings?

Anybody know of a source for these weird low-end 4-arm 6-bolt Suntour chainrings? Want to regear a bike, but am not very optimistic that anything will be available. :( Thanks!! :thumb:
...
05-13-09, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By gregm

Cool. Thanks again for all of the advice! ...

Cool. Thanks again for all of the advice!

-Greg
05-13-09, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By gregm

Whoa ok I see your point sirtigersalot -- the...

Whoa ok I see your point sirtigersalot -- the Crosstrail disk wheelset is about $475 at Jenson. Mavic specs it at 1810 grams per pair / front 840 grams / rear 970 grams.

Yeah, I kept wondering...
05-13-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By gregm

Since 2001...

Since 2001 (http://norcalmtb.org/about/index.htm).

Five races per season, about 360 kids have been showing up to each race this year. :thumb:

-Greg
05-13-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By gregm

Fair enough. :) Yeah, ok... under 400 would...

Fair enough. :)

Yeah, ok... under 400 would be really groovy. However, value is important; when spending a little bit more can make for big improvements, then I'm for spending a bit more. :D
...
05-13-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By gregm

Thanks for the input. What are the issues...

Thanks for the input.

What are the issues with centerlock disks? (Sorry -- I'm a roadie, new to all of this MTB stuff!:twitchy:)

Thanks!

-Greg
05-13-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By gregm

wheel build for 5'6" 105lb climber?

My daughter is finishing up her first racing season in our regional high school mountain bike league. She rides a stock Myka HT Elite (http://www.specialized.com/cz/en/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=40592)...
01-20-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,782
Posted By gregm

Thanks for your thoughts, everyone! (Even the...

Thanks for your thoughts, everyone! (Even the thread hijackers :lol:)

We were shopping the Myka line-up, and ended up with the M4/Rockshox Dart combo after all. Specialized is a sponsor, and,...
01-15-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,782
Posted By gregm

shopping for a Specialized - frame material & fork choice

My kid's high school mountain bike team is doing a discounted group purchase of Specialized bikes. We're roadies at our house, so this MTB gear is new to us. Can you seasoned MTBers shine some...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By gregm

instant karma

Ok, I thought that this was pretty weird.

The normal commute bike is a tandem, all fendered & racked & lit. However, I did some commutes on the single last week.

On Thursday at the end of...
08-05-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By gregm

From...

From http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/tires/622.html :

"Note: Avocet tires are all gone!The factory in Korea, where the Avocet tires were made, has closed. We have no information on the future of...
07-28-08, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By gregm

This was the legion of honor / sutro baths...

This was the legion of honor / sutro baths "unintentional detour", after a bunch of us followed somebody who didn't know the route. :)

-Greg
07-28-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By gregm

In the picture below, you can just see me in my...

In the picture below, you can just see me in my yellow Lion of Flanders jersey at the back of this bunch. Tandem with the IQ Fly headlamp on, my daughter stoking.

Any other pictures of us? :D
...
07-03-08, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By gregm

Running a Schmidt generator front hub serves very...

Running a Schmidt generator front hub serves very well when using a tandem as real transportation. The bike has spectacular, bright lights all the time. Imagine having to remember to charge the...
05-07-08, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,444
Posted By gregm

I had three low-mileage Schwalbe Marathon Plus...

I had three low-mileage Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700x28c tires fail on a Dyad that I purchased in 2006. In all three instances, it appeared that the rubber casing around the bead failed, preventing...
03-11-08, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,687
Posted By gregm

and...

A view from the outside of the same hub:

http://home.nannynannybooboo.com/bike/200803_phil_hub/splines-Thumbnails/1.jpg

-Greg
03-10-08, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,687
Posted By gregm

life's rough as a tandem freehub

4,000 miles on this Phil Wood rear hub. Of course, their legendary warranty & service has come through without a hitch, so I'll be sending off the wheel for repair, no sweat. Sooo glad I bought...
01-18-08, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,768
Posted By gregm

25/28 is definitely the "edge" for Dyads. At...

25/28 is definitely the "edge" for Dyads. At this point, you have to start comparing particular tires, since different brands and models will have slightly different dimensions under the "25" label....
01-11-08, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By gregm

You can change around to "LE FACE" or "ACE FEL"...

You can change around to "LE FACE" or "ACE FEL" or "FEEL AC" or "EEL CAF" any time you want! :D:D:D

-Greg
12-31-07, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,080
Posted By gregm

Thanks! This was for a repair -- chain ate a...

Thanks!

This was for a repair -- chain ate a spoke on Saturday on mile 61 of 86 -- so it's a little trickier to measure the hub on a built-up wheel.

Since center-to-flange distance can't vary...
12-31-07, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,206
Posted By gregm

Shimano FH-5600 hub dimensions?

I'm trying to look up Shimano FH-5600 8/9/10 speed rear hub dimensions for use in spocalc.xls. Spocalc wants left and right center-to-flange measurements. Shimano's Web site...
12-31-07, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By gregm

Just stay on the lookout for the "Blazing...

Just stay on the lookout for the "Blazing Saddles" handlebar bags:

http://www.blazingsaddles.com/images/Over-The-Bridge.jpg

Fortunately they're easy to spot!

-Greg
12-31-07, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By gregm

My daughter & I tandem occasionally in SF. Seems...

My daughter & I tandem occasionally in SF. Seems pretty much just like regular city riding to us -- stay alert and ride conservatively.

Mixed-use paths anywhere (including the GG bridge) often...
12-30-07, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,080
Posted By gregm

"flange distance & dish" vs. center-to-flange

I'm trying to look up Shimano FH-5600 8/9/10 speed rear hub dimensions for use in spocalc.xls. Spocalc wants left and right center-to-flange measurements. Shimano's Web site...
12-09-07, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,183
Posted By gregm

This was my expectation. However, on more...

This was my expectation.

However, on more than one occasion I've had different single riders swear the opposite -- that they get a great draft riding behind my stokerless tandem.

Are they just...
12-01-07, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,551
Posted By gregm

SKS makes great quality fenders. We love them. ...

SKS makes great quality fenders. We love them.

Like Michel suggests, you can get even better coverage by extending them lower.

-Greg
11-30-07, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,567
Posted By gregm

Mine seem to only slide down when I walk, but...

Mine seem to only slide down when I walk, but seem to do fine on the bike.

Depending on the type of elastic of the warmers and the shorts material, try the warmers both over and under the pants to...
11-25-07, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,478
Posted By gregm

Just as an FYI -- Thorn makes a huge variety of...

Just as an FYI -- Thorn makes a huge variety of tandem crank lengths:

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/category-Thorn-Tandem-Chainsets-660.htm

Here are stoker cranks from 140mm to 175mm, in 5mm...
11-21-07, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By gregm

Just to check -- the comparison was with the same...

Just to check -- the comparison was with the same tire at the same pressure?

-Greg
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