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08-08-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By WashWizards727

Well I don't want to buy a different crankset, so...

Well I don't want to buy a different crankset, so I guess my other option would be to get a larger cassette. I have an 11-26 but I could put on a 12-28 without any problems, right? I would just have...
08-08-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By WashWizards727

The FD is a braze on but there's definitely room...

The FD is a braze on but there's definitely room to lower it. Also, on the back of the FD it says "50-58t" so I think that should work too. But will the shifting not be as smooth?
08-08-11, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By WashWizards727

Why wouldn't I be able to do this?

Why wouldn't I be able to do this?
08-08-11, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By WashWizards727

I want to go 36/50, so I would still have the...

I want to go 36/50, so I would still have the same difference in teeth. So, I can just shorten the chain to do this? What would the problem be with the front derailleur? Wouldn't I just lower it a...
08-08-11, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By WashWizards727

Swapping Front Chainrings

I got a new road bike but the gears are a little too high for the hills I'm riding around. Right now I have a 39/53 setup. I don't want to have to get a long cage rear derailleur to go to a compact...
Forum: Touring
10-10-10, 08:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,452
Posted By WashWizards727

Remember to buy a freewheel remover because if a...

Remember to buy a freewheel remover because if a spoke breaks on the drive side, you won't be able to replace it unless you can take off the freewheel. This shouldn't be more than 10-15 dollars, but...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-10, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,652
Posted By WashWizards727

You could get the Scott Sub 10 at REI for 975 if...

You could get the Scott Sub 10 at REI for 975 if you don't acre that it's the 2010 model.
...
Forum: Touring
08-17-10, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By WashWizards727

Instead of going with mavic open pro rims, I...

Instead of going with mavic open pro rims, I would probably get mavic A 719.
I've used tubus racks and they've worked fine for me and I haven't ever heard anything bad about them.
I'd definitely...
Forum: Touring
08-17-10, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,566
Posted By WashWizards727

I would get that if I were building a touring...

I would get that if I were building a touring bike, but I just bought a trek 520 in May. It looks like it would work really well.
Forum: Touring
08-16-10, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,551
Posted By WashWizards727

Thanks for all the help. I'm pretty set on...

Thanks for all the help.

I'm pretty set on going east to west so that I can start early and also do some of the Pacific Coast when I'm done.

I'll probably end up doing around 35-40 miles a...
Forum: Touring
08-16-10, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,551
Posted By WashWizards727

Ok, thanks guys. So, I don't think it will be too...

Ok, thanks guys. So, I don't think it will be too cold to start May 1 in Maine.

I've ridden part of the transam route and there was a lot of free camping at churches and parks. Is it pretty much...
Forum: Touring
08-15-10, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By WashWizards727

In my opinion, you don't really need the 53...

In my opinion, you don't really need the 53 chainring. When carrying weight, you will go down hills really fast and will end up braking to make the turns even if you haven't been pedaling. I would go...
Forum: Touring
08-15-10, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,551
Posted By WashWizards727

Northern Tier Questions

So, I have four full months off for my summer break in 2011 (May-August) and I was thinking of doing a cross country tour, and I like the looks of the Northern Tier route, but I had a few questions....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-10, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By WashWizards727

Which wheels should I get?

I'm deciding between these two wheelsets on craigslist.

#1
Mavic Askium wheels with barely any miles on them. $165

#2
Spinergy Xaero wheels with close to 10,000 miles on them. $300

I will...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By WashWizards727

Check out my first build

I got this Novara Strada with full 105 on it for $40. It had downtube shifters, a 7 speed cassette, and 36 spoke wheels. Here is what it looked like:

Before:...
Forum: Touring
05-07-10, 02:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,771
Posted By WashWizards727

I did a 3 day tour on a sport touring bike (1989...

I did a 3 day tour on a sport touring bike (1989 Trek 400). You have to be really careful about weight distribution to avoid flex in frame, but other than that it works well. I think the smaller the...
Forum: Touring
04-17-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By WashWizards727

You could make a loop from your house to the...

You could make a loop from your house to the beach and back
Forum: Touring
03-24-10, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,726
Posted By WashWizards727

These tires are not that hard to fine. You could...

These tires are not that hard to fine. You could use either 27 x 1 1/8 or 27 x 1 1/4. Both will work just fine. I would suggest calling some shops around your house and seeing if they have either of...
03-24-10, 04:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By WashWizards727

I found these on ebay, and I might make an offer...

I found these on ebay, and I might make an offer on them, but what kind of cassette would fit on them? Would a modern cassette fit?
...
03-23-10, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By WashWizards727

I forgot to mention in my last post that I am...

I forgot to mention in my last post that I am fine with using a 7 speed cassette
03-23-10, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By WashWizards727

I want this wheel to be very strong because I am...

I want this wheel to be very strong because I am going to tour on it all summer.

I am a little confused about what you guys are saying.

Are you saying that I should buy a 130mm hub, take out...
03-22-10, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By WashWizards727

Hub Spacing

I have an old bike that I am updating. It currently has a 126 rear hub and a 6 speed freewheel. The drouputs are vertical. I want to rebuild the rear wheel with a new hub and a cassette. The mechanic...
03-18-10, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By WashWizards727

Chain loses slack

When I coast on my bike, the chain will become completely slack. This also happens when I pedal backwards and when I pedal forwards, but not as bad. Also, when I walk my bike, the cranks move by...
Forum: Touring
02-15-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,386
Posted By WashWizards727

Transam + Western Express I'm going east to...

Transam + Western Express
I'm going east to west June through August
The only thing that worries me is the heat on the Western Express end of July / early August
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-10, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By WashWizards727

I had the same problem. I had been riding and I...

I had the same problem. I had been riding and I was fine then all of a sudden I started having pain. I got a bike fit, and I haven't had any pain since.
Forum: Touring
01-05-10, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By WashWizards727

Canned food is great, but make sure to buy it at...

Canned food is great, but make sure to buy it at the end of the day when you don't have to carry it far
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By WashWizards727

You might want to look into a recumbent

You might want to look into a recumbent
Forum: Touring
01-03-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By WashWizards727

If you have the money, you could put 26 inch...

If you have the money, you could put 26 inch wheels on the cross check and then put on brakes that allow the pads to be moved down to the right height. I don't think you could use cantilever brakes,...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,717
Posted By WashWizards727

Make sure your seat height, position fore and...

Make sure your seat height, position fore and aft, and tilt are correct. If your seat is too low, you might not be able to get a lot of power into your pedal stroke, and if your legs don't extend...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-10, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By WashWizards727

Can you give me this guy's contact info. I live...

Can you give me this guy's contact info. I live about 15 minutes from DC
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By WashWizards727

Thanks for the responses. I just have one more...

Thanks for the responses. I just have one more question. I heard that for quadriceps tendinitis, the stretch you are supposed to do is pull your foot up behind you. I know what this is, but aren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-10, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By WashWizards727

Questions about Quadriceps Tendinitis

My knee had been bothering me, so I went to a chiropractor who told me that I have a minor case of quadriceps tendinitis. He told me that I shouldn't ride for at least a month. I don't feel any pain,...
01-02-10, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By WashWizards727

Take the cable out of the rear derailleur and...

Take the cable out of the rear derailleur and while spinning the cranks, try pushing the rear derailleur with your hand to the gears that it does not reach. If it does not reach, try loosening the...
01-01-10, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By WashWizards727

This bike should be able to shift into all the...

This bike should be able to shift into all the gears. Some of the gears may not sound as smooth as the others such as when you are in the big chainring in the front and the big one in the back. It...
Forum: Touring
12-24-09, 09:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,337
Posted By WashWizards727

Here's an idea. Buy a bike complete so that you...

Here's an idea. Buy a bike complete so that you won't have to spend a ton of money. Then take it apart and put it back together so you can get some experience with bicycle mechanics.
12-12-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By WashWizards727

Problems with Cable Routing

I bought a nashbar mountain bike frame that has mounts for disc and V-brakes. I wanted to use V-brake in the rear, but the cable guide that goes along the top tube to the rear brake is too big for...
Forum: Touring
12-11-09, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By WashWizards727

ISM saddles

Have any of you guys used these saddles for touring. They look pretty good. What do you think?

http://www.ismseat.com/products.htm
Forum: Touring
12-06-09, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By WashWizards727

Thanks guys, I'm going to get some 27 inch...

Thanks guys, I'm going to get some 27 inch continental touring tires
Forum: Touring
12-04-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By WashWizards727

The wheels on there now are in great condition. I...

The wheels on there now are in great condition. I weigh 140lbs and I'm expecting my gear including racks and panniers to be about 50lbs.

I also just thought of another idea. I could just buy some...
Forum: Touring
12-04-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By WashWizards727

Will these wheels work for touring?

I got a 1989 Cannondale St600 touring bike to do transam this summer. The bike seems great for touring and it has all the mounts necessary, but I am concerned about the wheels. The rims seem like...
10-21-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,898
Posted By WashWizards727

Get this tool kit. The price is good for what it...

Get this tool kit. The price is good for what it gives you. You will probably be able to rebuild the whole bike with this. Even though this has some bad reviews, I have it, and I think it is great.
...
10-04-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By WashWizards727

The chain and cassette don't seem to be worn out....

The chain and cassette don't seem to be worn out. The problem is that while I am riding it, it is hard for me to look under and behind me to see what is happening. What are some other signs of a worn...
10-04-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By WashWizards727

Cranks slip forward on small cog

In the small cog in the back, the cranks will slip forward and make a sort of grinding sound. This only happens when I am in the smallest cog in the rear. When I run through the gears in the stand,...
10-03-09, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By WashWizards727

Putting a suspension fork on an old bike

I have an old Jamis Diablo that has a rigid fork. I would like to put a 80 or 100mm suspension fork on it. What problems do I have to look out for? Do you think this is a good idea?
09-19-09, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By WashWizards727

Brakes on 1970 AMF Hercules

I'm fixing an old 3 speed Hercules bike, and I ran into a problem. When I press down on the brake lever, the lever stays in place when I let go and the brakes do not disengage.

Is this because...
Forum: Touring
08-07-09, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,116
Posted By WashWizards727

If you don't want to get front panniers, try to...

If you don't want to get front panniers, try to drop as much weight as you can. Then take the bike out for a test ride and keep experimenting with weight distribution. Try to put the heavier things...
08-02-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By WashWizards727

Wheel Truing Problems

I don't have a lot of experience truing wheels, but I know how it's done. My rear wheel had a slight wobble to it, so I spent about 20 minutes truing it. It's pretty straight right now, but it still...
07-29-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By WashWizards727

Bike fit -- long stem and seatpost

There is a bike on craigslist that I would really like to get. The problem is that it is a little too small. I'm 6'2" and have a 35 inch inseam, and this bike has a 58cm frame. I would be using the...
07-27-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By WashWizards727

You will probably have to get an adaptor to move...

You will probably have to get an adaptor to move the brakes up a little. Other than that, all you have to worry about is whether the frame has enough clearance for those wheels at the fork, the chain...
Forum: Touring
07-26-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,700
Posted By WashWizards727

Did you drill those lowrider eyelets on the fork?

Did you drill those lowrider eyelets on the fork?
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