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05-24-14, 07:30 AM
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Posted By lungimsam

Thanks, y'all. Glad to know I am not opening a...

Thanks, y'all. Glad to know I am not opening a can of worms with this mod.
05-23-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By lungimsam

9 to 8 speed cassette needs new free hub?

How can I tell if I need an 8 speed freehub, or if the one I have with the 9 will work?

The new cassette will have the same size outer cogs (11-32T).
05-22-14, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,911
Posted By lungimsam

A 2009 frame? I would get it checked over very...

A 2009 frame?
I would get it checked over very carefully for frame cracks, especially the fork.
05-21-14, 11:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,530
Posted By lungimsam

Ask on the Rivendell owners bunch site on google....

Ask on the Rivendell owners bunch site on google. They could tell you what they use.
05-21-14, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By lungimsam

Changing chain and cassette as easy as this?

On my bar end, friction shifted bike:

Procedure:
1. Shift to smallest rear cog, and largest chainring.
2. Remove old chain, and count links to get a link count for the new chain.
3. Remove...
Replies: 46
Views: 6,822
Posted By lungimsam

Thanks for the info. I am not looking to...

Thanks for the info.

I am not looking to train, as in, for racing or really fast times.

I am just looking for fun, long rides that I will have the endurance for.

Sounds like for that, I just...
Replies: 46
Views: 6,822
Posted By lungimsam

Its mostly rolling terrain where I live. Just...

Its mostly rolling terrain where I live.
Just hard to figure out how much training to do for my first 200k, if I ever do one.

Does commuting 30 miles a day round trip count with doing a metric...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-14, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,868
Posted By lungimsam

rivbike.com sells MUSA long pants and shorts,...

rivbike.com sells MUSA long pants and shorts, among other stuff.
I like the MUSA long pants.

But you could just wear regular clothes, and shoes, as others have mentioned.
I wear regular clothes...
Forum: Southeast
03-29-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By lungimsam

Thanks!!

Thanks!!
Replies: 46
Views: 6,822
Posted By lungimsam

Riding brevets as training instead of training possible?

Do Randonneurs initially train up to a certain distance, and then just ride brevets frequently enough for the rest of the year so that the brevets are training in themselves and just float throughout...
Forum: Southeast
03-08-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By lungimsam

How is Sarasota cycling?

Was wondering how Sarasota Florida is for cycling.
1.Trails/MUPS systems?
2. Commuting?
3.Recreational road riding?

I notice some roads like Proctor and Gantt are utterly shoulder less.
Are...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By lungimsam

Is Ben's Cycle a good company to deal with?

I don't know anything about them other than they have some very nice prices on components I am interested in.
But before I buy I was wondering if they are a reputable dealer.

Thanks for any info!
03-05-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By lungimsam

Any Rene Herse owners here?

I have been reading a little about their bikes and checked out the new Herse info at boulder cycles's website.
Wow!!! The new Herse framesets are expensive. And Herse components are really...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,221
Posted By lungimsam

Cool video. Thanks for posting. I like the...

Cool video. Thanks for posting. I like the through the cockpit angle. Very nice.
Forum: Commuting
03-03-14, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By lungimsam

Congrats. Now you know you can do it! Nice bike!

Congrats. Now you know you can do it! Nice bike!
Replies: 23
Views: 3,125
Posted By lungimsam

Why no Randonneur Across America (RAAM)?

I like seeing videos about RAAM and reading about it. Made me think:

Was wondering why there isn't a Rando Across America ride?
Seems like Randonneurs could easily qualify, and would be...
02-16-14, 02:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,913
Posted By lungimsam

If you are not into preserving the original...

If you are not into preserving the original brakes you could switch to sidepulls maybe, if the frame will take them.

Or, doesn't someone like Paul make a cable hanger that mounts to the brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By lungimsam

This site tells you how to figure it for your...

This site tells you how to figure it for your frame size. You could ask your LBS also about what is the widest your rim can take.

http://janheine.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/how-wide-a-tire-can-i-run/
02-11-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,054
Posted By lungimsam

Lycra shorts shrinking? Really?

I have a pair of some Descente spandex-y, lycra-like, modern material cycling shorts, and they have been great and I have always washed them by hand.

I washed them twice in the washing machine...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By lungimsam

Someone about the flat-free-ness of Hetres on...

Someone about the flat-free-ness of Hetres on another forum.
You can read the resulting comments. I think most were happy with their tires....
01-17-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,637
Posted By lungimsam

I got the bead on good and runs great so far. ...

I got the bead on good and runs great so far.
Jan's page, plus LBS info, and also a guy who has a Panaracer (Makes Hetres) Kevlar belt folding (like Hetre) Xpress tire came off his rim while riding...
01-17-14, 12:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,637
Posted By lungimsam

Thanks for the encouragement. There are warnings...

Thanks for the encouragement. There are warnings about being careful to seat the beads correctly. Makes it sound like instant death will occur if not. So I was a little concerned when it wasn't...
01-16-14, 11:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,637
Posted By lungimsam

It is a Velocity Synergy clincher rim, with a...

It is a Velocity Synergy clincher rim, with a Grand Bois Hetre (gumwall, kevlar bead, folding tire) going on it.

I inflated it to max rated psi for the tire, and that seems to have seated the...
01-16-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,637
Posted By lungimsam

Bead seating tips?

No amount of massaging brings the beads up into place. They dive at various points.

I am gonna try running some talc along my beads so they will seat right, and so I can ride them right away after...
12-24-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,888
Posted By lungimsam

NITTO Technomic for 59$: ...

NITTO Technomic for 59$:
http://harriscyclery.net/sitesearch.cfm?search=technomic&goSiteSearch.x=0&goSiteSearch.y=0

But beware. Sometimes raising the bars causes other things on your body to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-13, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2,286
Views: 276,883
Posted By lungimsam

Grist Mill Trail, Ellicott City, MD ... ...

Grist Mill Trail, Ellicott City, MD ...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7313/9739648204_514a759553_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/70237737@N00/9739648204/)
DSCN0023...
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Views: 7,524
Posted By lungimsam

What makes you long distance riders want to ride so much?

I really admire folks who do long distance riding/training.
Was wondering what it is that makes you want to be on the bike so long and in all conditions year after year, day after day.
The obvious...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By lungimsam

I don't ride when there is salt on the roads....

I don't ride when there is salt on the roads. Afraid it will tear up the components and frame.
12-07-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By lungimsam

Honey looks like it will make for more...

Honey looks like it will make for more interesting wear colorations.
12-07-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,543
Posted By lungimsam

I think I'm gonna go back to Chain-L because I...

I think I'm gonna go back to Chain-L because I like not having to relube a lot.
12-03-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,454
Posted By lungimsam

I am interested in lowering the pressure to...

I am interested in lowering the pressure to achieve the 15% drop talked about in that Bicycle Quarterly article. But I have two problems:

1. There is no drop provided for a 40 or 42mm tire on the...
11-30-13, 12:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,543
Posted By lungimsam

Chain-L vs. Boeshield T9 for chain lube?

Chain-L lasts way longer between relubes, which I like.
Other than that, I have no idea what might make one "better" than the other.
I ride in Maryland. Between 28F and 105F. On road riding 99.999%...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-13, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By lungimsam

I have a Cateye Omni attached to the back of my...

I have a Cateye Omni attached to the back of my Carradice Pendle bag, and a Pixeo fender light on my fender.
When both are lit up, it is a lot of red light on the back of the bike.
Especially the...
11-29-13, 04:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,454
Posted By lungimsam

How low can I go on tire pressure on my tires?

I use Schwalbe Marathon HS420 Green Guard tires - 44-584.

They measure 650b x 40.5mm wide in real life on the rim and inflated to 55psi.
Lowest recommended on sidewall is 50psi.

But can I go...
11-22-13, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By lungimsam

But, I have been wearing a helmet light and a...

But, I have been wearing a helmet light and a quick, friendly, passing shine into their cabin seems to be doing the trick. They seem to be slowing now after I give the friendly light pass.
11-22-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By lungimsam

It is the cars coming at an oblique angle, on the...

It is the cars coming at an oblique angle, on the oncoming ramp, into the traffic circles I ride in. The ramps approach the circle at a diagonal, facing away from oncoming circle traffic.
Their...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By lungimsam

I started riding with some MUSA long pants that...

I started riding with some MUSA long pants that have a small elastic waistband and that is much better.
My street pants have like 2 inch waistbands that jam into my gut, giving me that uncomfortable...
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By lungimsam

You can bail at the 62 mile mark they say and...

You can bail at the 62 mile mark they say and head for the finish if the hills get too tough on the CWC.

Or, do the Seagull Century in Salisbury MD. Utterly flat on the Assateague course from what...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-13, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By lungimsam

Try rivbike.com They have lotsa bags and fender...

Try rivbike.com They have lotsa bags and fender stuff.

Also, http://www.compasscycle.com/

Also, Velo Orange.
Replies: 3
Views: 1,422
Posted By lungimsam

Civil War Century. How tough is it?

Have you done it?
Thinking of maybe trying this next fall, but have no clue how tough it is.

I am a lowly commuter who did my first century this year but it was totally flat. Seagull Century, MD....
Forum: Commuting
11-12-13, 12:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,672
Posted By lungimsam

Anyone here commuting over 10 miles one-way?

Just wondering.
How far do you go?
Forum: Commuting
11-11-13, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By lungimsam

Winter clothes that don't bunch between thighs and belly while riding?

I'd like to ride this winter.
The drop bar bent over position I ride in makes my street winter clothes (shirt layers, jackets) bunch up between my thighs and belly. Very uncomfortable.

How to...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-13, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,214
Posted By lungimsam

1. Yes, wider tires and lower pressures can help....

1. Yes, wider tires and lower pressures can help. Though you are pretty wide at 38mm, if it is a true 38mm.

2. You can also try a sprung saddle, like the Brooks Flyer saddle or the B67. I have...
11-08-13, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By lungimsam

Oops... sorry everyone. I should have been more...

Oops... sorry everyone. I should have been more specific in my wording. Sorry.

I mean that the turning/swivelling of the steerer tube/fork assembly feels really loose, like the headset is not...
11-08-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By lungimsam

Floppy Shimano 600 threaded headset question.

My front wheel flops side to side really loosely. Totally free. It has always been kinda loose feeling, but seems like more than usual now. It is smooth, no grinding or anything.

I took it to the...
10-27-13, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By lungimsam

Recommend Safety lights for the side of the bike/me.

Some motorists seem to not see me when they are on-ramping traffic circles.
Please recommend a safety light that I can have on my right arm, or side of bike that will help them to see me.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By lungimsam

Congrats! What a great way to spend the day...

Congrats! What a great way to spend the day together with your wife. Sounds like you all had a lot of fun!

I was there, too. My first time, also. What a great time and perfect weather! I did the...
Replies: 1,027
Views: 559,219
Posted By lungimsam

Did first century on my Rivendell Sam Hillborne...

Did first century on my Rivendell Sam Hillborne on Oct. 5th this year at the Seagull Century in Maryland.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7313/9739648204_514a759553_b.jpg...
10-15-13, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By lungimsam

Cotton bartape over gel pads doable?

Was wondering if the cotton works over gel pads on drops, or does it tend to not stay in place well.
Forum: Commuting
10-03-13, 04:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,438
Posted By lungimsam

I got a water bottle tool holder as a gift from...

I got a water bottle tool holder as a gift from someone.
It has molded tool holding areas where the tools (now mostly gone) snap in. I don't use it anymore though.

You can also use a regular...
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