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Forum: Commuting
10-24-10, 03:36 PM
Forum: Commuting
10-22-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By BillyBob

Ouch, maybe there is a reason that I haven't seen...

Ouch, maybe there is a reason that I haven't seen them at a dealer.
Forum: Commuting
10-22-10, 09:47 PM
Forum: Commuting
10-22-10, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By BillyBob

Anyone see a trek Bellevue WSD at a dealer near Philadelphia or D.C.?

Hi all,

I live near Harrisburg, and would like to track down a small Trek Belleville WSD for a friend. I am afraid that I will have to randomly call Trek dealers until I find one.

My local...
09-04-10, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By BillyBob

I have just started to get into mountain bikes...

I have just started to get into mountain bikes coming from the road. I went for a used hard tail with front suspension. I ride fast on rails to trails and fire roads for exercise. It is quite a...
Forum: Touring
09-04-10, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,585
Posted By BillyBob

Works for me on a trek 520. LX derailuer with...

Works for me on a trek 520. LX derailuer with dura ace down tube shifters.
08-22-10, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,642
Posted By BillyBob

Hi guys, I am in a similar situation to the...

Hi guys,

I am in a similar situation to the OP. Is the rockhopper more sporty than the trek 4300? So far, I only ridden the rockhopper.

I am trying to buy my first new mountain bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-10, 07:13 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,905
Posted By BillyBob

I remember very vividly. I took 2 years off of...

I remember very vividly. I took 2 years off of the forums and recently returned. One of my first thoughts was wondering if I missed the pictures of your completed bike.

Glad that I did not...
Forum: Touring
07-16-10, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,942
Posted By BillyBob

check the bar diameter, but you may be able to...

check the bar diameter, but you may be able to get a safari and just replace the handlebars.
Forum: Touring
07-04-10, 09:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,269
Posted By BillyBob

Slight thread jack Is there a bicycling...

Slight thread jack

Is there a bicycling magazine like MARATHON AND BEYOND?
Forum: Northeast
06-30-10, 07:14 PM
06-24-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By BillyBob

Does the 2010 Redline Conquest Classic have a front fender mount?

The picture on the website shows two mounting holes on the rear chainstay, but it appears that there is no fender mount on the front fork. I can't completely tell from the angle of the picture.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-10, 09:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,608
Posted By BillyBob

Congratulations on your new bike! I am...

Congratulations on your new bike!

I am between sizes as well, and it only took me 3 bikes to find the right one! You are ahead of the game.
07-22-09, 09:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,169
Posted By BillyBob

AC is the best bike rider this year, but he is...

AC is the best bike rider this year, but he is boring and comes across as a whiner.

Admire his racing, but he isn't media friendly.
04-19-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,535
Posted By BillyBob

I want a bicycle with weather protection against...

I want a bicycle with weather protection against rain. I do not want a scaled down electric car/golf cart. I do not want to pay the cost of a Chevy Aveo.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-09, 08:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,362
Posted By BillyBob

I went through a lot of fit issues. I rode a...

I went through a lot of fit issues. I rode a road bike as a kid and had no pain. As a kid, I knew nothing about all of these measurements and had a bike that was too big for me. As an adult, I had...
04-01-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By BillyBob

dura ace down tube shifter issue

I bought a 2009 ***** tonk. I really enjoy this bike.

When I am in the big ring and pedal standing up, the front derailer moves just enough to rub the chain.

I have tightened down the left...
03-31-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By BillyBob

I would lower your saddle a couple of inches and...

I would lower your saddle a couple of inches and see if that helps. If not, I would throw on some platform pedals and see if the pain goes away. If not, I would stop riding until I had a medical...
03-31-09, 09:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,808
Posted By BillyBob

ahh the joys of cycling in Alabama. I do not...

ahh the joys of cycling in Alabama. I do not miss the dog encounters. I found that if they are on an intercept course for me that the best course of action is to pedal right at them and they will...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,064
Posted By BillyBob

2009 Kona ***** Tonk.

2009 Kona ***** Tonk.
03-27-09, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By BillyBob

Yes, the Ultegra will handle it. I made this...

Yes, the Ultegra will handle it. I made this swap myself.
03-27-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By BillyBob

Reach on Bontrager cyclocross handle bars?

Hi,

I am trying to fit my poprad to to match my Bianchi San Jose. The reach is too long on the poprad. The poprad has Bontrager Cyclocross Race handle bars. They are marked 46mm wide and 25.9...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-09, 07:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,179
Posted By BillyBob

I think we should go back to the future. I would...

I think we should go back to the future. I would really like to see the Tour De France done on single speed road bikes. This change would introduce a lot of interesting strategy into the mix.
09-22-08, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,284
Posted By BillyBob

If you want a rugged road bike, look at something...

If you want a rugged road bike, look at something like the Surly Pacer.
09-12-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,594
Posted By BillyBob

I have Avid Shorty 4s on my Lemond Poprad, and i...

I have Avid Shorty 4s on my Lemond Poprad, and i need an extreme amount of toe-in to avoid squeel and fork shudder.

I just bought a San Jose that has Tektro Cantis on front and they are much...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-08, 08:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,677
Posted By BillyBob

I just have to ask why no company does this kind...

I just have to ask why no company does this kind of advertising? Apple for years avoided slamming Microsoft beyond the occasional commercial. However, the Mac vs PC ads have been very effective. ...
08-26-08, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,294
Posted By BillyBob

Grab a cross-check, you can't go wrong. If you...

Grab a cross-check, you can't go wrong. If you will be on the road more often than not, it is the best value.
08-25-08, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By BillyBob

Well, according to the pictures that I found at...

Well, according to the pictures that I found at Alfred E. Bike. The extension cable is different on the double shot compared to the triple shot. So that is a no go.
08-25-08, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,294
Posted By BillyBob

I lusted after a safari for a few hours last...

I lusted after a safari for a few hours last year. My conclusion is that unless I rode dirt roads and trails 90% of the time, I would prefer 700 cc tires. If I only wanted a sturdy commuter, I...
08-25-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By BillyBob

Cat eye Double Shot parts compatible with Triple Shot?

Hello,

I have a Cateye Triple shot that I use for commuting. I think that I would like to use it mounted on my helment. Can someone tell me if the double shot's extension cord and helment mount...
08-25-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,294
Posted By BillyBob

I have 4 bikes. A road racing bike,...

I have 4 bikes.

A road racing bike, cyclocross bike, hardtail mountain bike and cruiser. My absolute favorite and one that I ride most often is the cyclocross bike. Commuting or group rides the...
08-25-08, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,073
Posted By BillyBob

Thanks for the input. I am glad to learn...

Thanks for the input.

I am glad to learn that there are smaller framed 26 inch wheeled bikes out there. I will properly measure my daughter's inseam to size her.

I like the idea of moving...
08-24-08, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,073
Posted By BillyBob

24 inch wheel or small 26 inch wheel for a 9-yr old girl.

My girl is riding a 20-inch bike with the seat post up to the limit.

I hate to spend $200 for a 24 inch wheeled road bike if she is going to grow out of it in a year. Is there a brand of 26 inch...
Forum: Foo
08-24-08, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 612
Posted By BillyBob

I too tried the quicken thing. I budget, my wife...

I too tried the quicken thing. I budget, my wife doesn't. She spends money on the kids and has little foresight towards upcoming expenses. I am trying to set up a system that will let her spend...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,204
Posted By BillyBob

I learned to never talk to them because they are...

I learned to never talk to them because they are in fact insane. However, I agree that taking their picture sends them over the edge. They become very, very concerned. Besides, it is evidence if...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,336
Posted By BillyBob

I had this problem for 2 years. I tried about...

I had this problem for 2 years. I tried about everything. different pedals, cleat wedges....

What fixed it? Lowering the saddle. My left foot had the pain and my right foot was always happy. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By BillyBob

Commuting forum... Steel, rack mounts, &...

Commuting forum...

Steel, rack mounts, & cheaper? What's the question again? <G>
Forum: Commuting
05-26-08, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By BillyBob

I would suggest a cyclocross bike. I have a...

I would suggest a cyclocross bike. I have a Lemond Poprad and it is the favorite of my 4 bikes. It is also the one that I ride the most often whether it is around town or on 50 mile rides.
...
05-24-08, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By BillyBob

yes. Adjust the brakes, no problem.

yes. Adjust the brakes, no problem.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-08, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,318
Posted By BillyBob

Yes, the best solution is for me to stop whining....

Yes, the best solution is for me to stop whining.

However, I found the secret to avoid sweating in mild temperatures - ride slow. A causal spin gets you there a little slower and much more...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-08, 08:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 19,005
Posted By BillyBob

This is a great idea. I have been stressing...

This is a great idea. I have been stressing about getting out on my race bikes - not enough time to train. I think I will take my cruiser which I normally ride to work, out for a random ride.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-08, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,318
Posted By BillyBob

I think that I need a velomobile...

I have a 6 mi roundtrip through low traffic areas. My only real excuse for not riding everyday is rain and extreme cold (I will ride above freezing) during the dead of winter.

I know that if I...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By BillyBob

Get the shop to make it right and install an...

Get the shop to make it right and install an internally geared hub. OR if it is a 20 inch model sell it to me cheap!
Forum: Commuting
04-17-08, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 951
Posted By BillyBob

Repair it, no reason to repaint it even.

Repair it, no reason to repaint it even.
Forum: Commuting
03-11-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By BillyBob

I would love to park somewhere in the northern...

I would love to park somewhere in the northern part of the park and ride down to NIH, but I am not familiar enough with the area to figure it out via google.
Forum: Commuting
03-10-08, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By BillyBob

Metro it is, thanks guys. The Metro website...

Metro it is, thanks guys.

The Metro website says that you can use credit cards now at Shady Grove for parking. I may pick up a Smart Trip card because I go to DC a few times a year for various...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By BillyBob

Commute to NIH from points north?

Hi,

I am visiting NIH's Bethesda's campus soon. Because parking is scarce on campus, I thought of the following 3 options.

1. Find public parking in Bethesda and walk to campus
2. Park at...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,913
Posted By BillyBob

My new commuter is a Schwinn coffee. I will use...

My new commuter is a Schwinn coffee. I will use this bike on my 6 mi R/T commute. It replaces a Trek 800 Sport mountain bike.

The bike has the features that I want, but the parts are kinda...
03-08-08, 10:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,914
Posted By BillyBob

I got my Coffee today! It will be my new...

I got my Coffee today! It will be my new commuter, replacing a hardtail mountain bike. I didn't get to ride it much today in the rain. I can't wait to ride it to work on Monday...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,492
Posted By BillyBob

I would not buy either bike until I have ridden...

I would not buy either bike until I have ridden them. It is a lot of money to buy one sight unseen. I have ridden the Trek 7.5FX several times and it is a nice bike.

My "fitness" bike is a...
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