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Posted By the_don

Thanks for the feedback.... On the fence...

Thanks for the feedback....

On the fence now... I was hoping to have some nostalgia and have fun on a Keirin bike like I did back in Japan. But the times do a change and so I am potentially open...
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Posted By the_don

Thanks for the honest reply Carleton, I...

Thanks for the honest reply Carleton, I understand the differences between the new technology and the antiquated NJS regulated bikes. As long as they will let me ride on the track, that is all I care...
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Posted By the_don

Moving to Belgium (from Boston) and want to ride track again.

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This is the handsome bike in question.
I can...
05-14-19, 06:40 PM
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Posted By the_don

SRAM XXO Rear mech skipping a gear

Happens when changing up gears (to smaller cogs) from the 5th cog to the 4th cog.

It always doesn’t shift to the 4th smallest cog. The index clicks as normal, but the derailleur doesn’t move, if...
05-14-19, 06:25 PM
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Posted By the_don

Which sized sealed cartridge bearings for Vision Metron 40 SL wheelset?

I have a set of used Vision Metron 40 SL wheels, circa 2015 I think so not tubless compatible rims.

I do believe this is the service manual for them.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-17, 07:29 PM
Forum: Commuting
04-12-17, 04:16 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By the_don

What bag to use for a bike with no pannier mounts and an oval carbon seat post?

So probably like many before me I have a bike that wasn't made with commuting in mind. It doesn't have panniers and has an oval carbon seat post so I can't bolt on a rear rack there either.

I...
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Posted By the_don

I really love it, but am deciding if it would be...

I really love it, but am deciding if it would be worth while selling.
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Posted By the_don

Nearly mint condition 1994 Bridgestone RB-1

This bike, when bought from new was built up with an entire 1994 Athena groupset.
The original owner then proceeded to ride it twice and then store it for 20 years. It looks brand new and still has...
03-05-17, 06:25 AM
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Posted By the_don

Photos of Faith

Looks like a few parts have been changed out indicating it has been ridden harder. That rear derailleur needs to get changed out.
03-05-17, 06:22 AM
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Posted By the_don

Photos of big hit

Looks stock and pretty new.
03-05-17, 12:16 AM
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Posted By the_don

Cheap mini DH decision, 2010 big hit 2 vs 2011 faith 1

The big hit is stock and is selling for around $600 usd. The faith is a bit more asking around $1000 but has a Boxxer fork on the front.

They are quite similar weight and geometry, the big hit is...
02-16-17, 11:29 PM
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Posted By the_don

Hehehehe, I need to get a new wheel set too. I...

Hehehehe, I need to get a new wheel set too. I hope you aren't in a hurry.
02-16-17, 10:45 PM
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Posted By the_don

Last year I picked up Cold set the frame to...

Last year I picked up
Cold set the frame to fit a 130mm rear hub wheel
Hope my BB will fit (or find one that will)
a 1994 RB-1 in nearly mint condition (still has the cellophane cover over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-11, 07:02 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,826
Posted By the_don

Hey! It's 10pm and I'm waiting for my movie to...

Hey! It's 10pm and I'm waiting for my movie to download! Not everyone is in Yankie land.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-11, 05:16 AM
Replies: 109
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Posted By the_don

Women like their men hairy. Like animal! ...

Women like their men hairy. Like animal!

Also, it's useful for catching bugs, they are a great 'sauce' of on the road protein!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-11, 04:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,514
Posted By the_don

Looks like you had the 4th gen hub, so no need...

Looks like you had the 4th gen hub, so no need for that crazy foam.

The early gen models used cir-clips to hold the center of the blades apart and therefore create spoke tension.

Same...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-11, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By the_don

Get a Klein Quantum Pro if you want a crisp ALIVE...

Get a Klein Quantum Pro if you want a crisp ALIVE ride!

It's alu too!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,151
Posted By the_don

If only there was a way to answer a call and talk...

If only there was a way to answer a call and talk without having to stop and take the phone out of your pocket...

I use CycleMeter. I especially like the calendar and racing against my previous...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-11, 08:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,999
Posted By the_don

What Do You Carry When Riding, and How?

I personally only take the bare essentials, an ID, a few coins and a note, a mini lock and house key and iPhone as my music/cycle computer/emergency phone. All in my jersey back pockets. I also...
06-13-11, 08:27 PM
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Posted By the_don

I second the "get a new bike" idea. You can...

I second the "get a new bike" idea.

You can often buy on credit too if you live in Yankie-land, if you then sell your sirrus, you have money to get lycra, clipless pedals and shoes and other...
06-13-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,613
Posted By the_don

Ok, will send. What is the purpose of collecting...

Ok, will send. What is the purpose of collecting the serial number database? I thought you had all the serial number info?
06-13-11, 04:10 AM
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Posted By the_don

I could certainly be monetarily persuaded to part...

I could certainly be monetarily persuaded to part with it...
06-13-11, 04:09 AM
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Views: 8,613
Posted By the_don

Hey! That's a pretty decent photo for an iPhone. ...

Hey! That's a pretty decent photo for an iPhone. Not professional quality, and the composition is crap and the background too busy and a bit too much HDR effect on it...:mad:

But Like Diablo...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By the_don

Also your garage exists in a mirror image universe

Also your garage exists in a mirror image universe
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 09:01 PM
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Views: 5,605
Posted By the_don

It's old, but still one of the best alu race...

It's old, but still one of the best alu race bikes

Light, stiff and a great ride. For racing needs better wheels though!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5184/5767411864_56e2af552f_z.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,501
Posted By the_don

What about just putting vending machines around...

What about just putting vending machines around the place with small item bike supplies people are likely to need, like tubes, patch kits, gels, NO cartridges etc.

Have it also use the wireless...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By the_don

Rubbish. The bike will be lighter if held by 2...

Rubbish. The bike will be lighter if held by 2 hooks. If you pick up your bike with one arm, it is heavier than if you use 2 arms. Ergo-ecto-prompto it gets lighter if suspended by 2 points.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-11, 12:36 AM
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Posted By the_don

Decided to clean the cassette today as it's awful...

Decided to clean the cassette today as it's awful weather today.

Pulled the spoke protector too as being as I had the cassette off. Looks a bit cleaner now.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-11, 04:44 PM
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Views: 3,983
Posted By the_don

I think the bigger question is why do you want to...

I think the bigger question is why do you want to upgrade your wheels? Are they always going out of true? Are they riding strange?

Aksiums are fine wheels and you can win races on them. Weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-11, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,109
Posted By the_don

I find the gel padding to just make lumps of...

I find the gel padding to just make lumps of discomfort.

I have a pair of carbon knuckled downhill gloves that are way more comfortable than my road gloves because they have no palm padding. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-11, 06:46 AM
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Posted By the_don

The best investment in the bike will be just...

The best investment in the bike will be just investing your time riding.

Upgrades are really just throwing money away. Unless it is to make you more comfortable on the bike (saddle, grips(ergon...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-11, 05:39 AM
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Views: 1,037
Posted By the_don

One, because it's the best bike in the world!

One, because it's the best bike in the world!
05-23-11, 01:28 AM
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Posted By the_don

Just watch a youtube video and don't worry about...

Just watch a youtube video and don't worry about it.

I like to attack my truing by adjusting at least 4 spokes for a wobble. 1/4 turns tightening spokes to pull a direction and 1/4 turn...
05-23-11, 01:03 AM
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Posted By the_don

If it doesn't have the cranks, then it's not a...

If it doesn't have the cranks, then it's not a full set.

Here is some lists of compatibility from Shimano

http://www.starbike.com/images/Shimano/PDF-Dateien/7900_interchangeability.pdf
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-11, 04:52 PM
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Views: 3,563
Posted By the_don

And 4 eggs every morning! They are so full of...

And 4 eggs every morning! They are so full of cholesterol, that is not going to be good for you!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-11, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 879
Posted By the_don

Less than 10 per bottle if you took the time to...

Less than 10 per bottle if you took the time to read the review everyone is harping on about!

http://www.bikerumor.com/2010/12/07/review-vincero-designs-magnetic-no-look-stratus-water-bottle/
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-11, 07:39 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,984
Posted By the_don

I use cyclemeter on my iPhone, it has a nice...

I use cyclemeter on my iPhone, it has a nice calendar and shows you which rides were faster or slower, and posts on your Facebook so all your buddies can laugh at your poor performance. It also talks...
05-22-11, 12:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,613
Posted By the_don

When I got the wheels, I started to take it off,...

When I got the wheels, I started to take it off, it's just held on with thick sticky pads.

But then I thought that it could save me someday and helps it look brand new even though the wheelset are...
05-21-11, 10:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,613
Posted By the_don

Yeah the dork disc... The wheels are in mint...

Yeah the dork disc... The wheels are in mint condition and look brand new. So I wanted to leave it on for posterities sake. But it also looks a bit dorky, but then again if the chain ever does...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-11, 10:37 PM
Replies: 26,496
Views: 16,250,215
Posted By the_don

It's ok, I stick to the big roads and head west...

It's ok, I stick to the big roads and head west out over Tamagawa and into the hills. Also I ride first thing in the morning when less cars are about.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-11, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26,496
Views: 16,250,215
Posted By the_don

After the work converting the stem from Klein's...

After the work converting the stem from Klein's MC2 tech and 1 1/16" steerer to the 1 1/8th standard stem and putting on a nice set of compact Deda's, it's time for new photo's! These are all iPhone...
05-21-11, 10:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,613
Posted By the_don

Went for a ride on it this morning. The new bars...

Went for a ride on it this morning. The new bars are so nice, and finally my position feels perfect! I actually feel comfortable in the drops now too!

So now it's time for a gratuitous large...
05-21-11, 04:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,613
Posted By the_don

Step 4, Prehensile Top cap install. This is...

Step 4, Prehensile Top cap install.

This is really just to stop water getting into the steerer and look nice. I was thinking of an expander plug, but star nuts are so cheap. I got 1 inch and 1...
05-21-11, 04:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,613
Posted By the_don

So the tool arrived in the post! Thanks Mark...

So the tool arrived in the post! Thanks Mark from New York for lending it to me!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3195/5742555964_1392737e95.jpg

Step 1, Remove the MC2 stem.

This was pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-11, 02:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,369
Posted By the_don

For a high HR, do this.

For a high HR, do this.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-11, 02:30 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,297
Posted By the_don

Good thing you aren't buying it because I'm not...

Good thing you aren't buying it because I'm not selling it.

I had a pair of straight jackets, I was enjoying my après ski lunch halfway up the mountain in Val D'saire, when I heard the ting! I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-11, 06:17 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 21,119
Posted By the_don

Is that peace or piece? ...

Is that peace or piece?

http://blog-imgs-21.fc2.com/l/a/k/lakeystone/Peace@Pieces021s.jpg
05-16-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By the_don

Those GR-9's are cheap and only ok if you have...

Those GR-9's are cheap and only ok if you have small feet.
Save your pennies for MKS sylvians
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 21,119
Posted By the_don

Fixed it for you. Sorry, I'm a grammar...

Fixed it for you.

Sorry, I'm a grammar nazi!!!

Whilst I'm at it, what's eveloution?
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