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04-19-10, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By jl0703

Just bring the bike to your friendly neighborhood...

Just bring the bike to your friendly neighborhood LBS. Spoke replacement will only take a few minutes for them and they normally true the wheel after replaceing the spoke. The cost is minimal,...
01-08-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,511
Posted By jl0703

Ebay has them also ...

Ebay has them also

http://cgi.ebay.com/DieCast-Metal-mini-Bike-model-1-10-bicycle-miniature-O_W0QQitemZ380176699011QQcmdZViewItemQQptZDiecast_Vehicles?hash=item58844c0e83
Forum: Commuting
11-08-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By jl0703

I've actually ridden with her on the City to...

I've actually ridden with her on the City to Shore MS bike ride. She is a VERY pleasant person. My team and I have waited at the finnish line just to cheer her on when she comes to the finnish. She...
Forum: Northeast
09-13-09, 04:54 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,235
Posted By jl0703

Excellent ride....and GREAT day all around !!!!

Excellent ride....and GREAT day all around !!!!
Forum: Northeast
09-12-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,235
Posted By jl0703

I'm willing to meet up. I;ll be riding my black...

I'm willing to meet up. I;ll be riding my black Pedal Force ZX3. I'll be wearing a blue jersey and a black Giro helmet. I'm coming over from Staten Island and will be on the 5:00am ferry. Anyone...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-09, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By jl0703

Wow...that sucks.. Hope you have a full recovery...

Wow...that sucks.. Hope you have a full recovery and get back out riding.
08-23-09, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By jl0703

Hey Capps. This will be my 5th MS150 and my sons...

Hey Capps. This will be my 5th MS150 and my sons second. Our team is planning on riding the century on Saturday.
Thanks

Jim
Forum: Commuting
08-11-09, 07:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,782
Posted By jl0703

Come on you young-uns. I'm 93 and cycle commute...

Come on you young-uns. I'm 93 and cycle commute 62 miles to the nursing home.

Sorry..had to say that. Actually 51 y/o and 22 miles RT almost daily.

Sometimes by weeks end I feel as though I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,305
Posted By jl0703

The rear camera was really not...

The rear camera was really not required.........but I found it entertaining watching everyone come up behind you and then pass you. Next time WARM UP so we can watch others be dropped as you pass...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-09, 05:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,432
Posted By jl0703

I work for a maintenance facility for commuter...

I work for a maintenance facility for commuter trains. We have a locked parts and materials area where I park my bike. The area is manned by two great people who keep a good eye on it. No need to...
08-06-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By jl0703

City to Shore MS Bike Tour Oct 3-4 2009

Why I Ride

I've registered for the MS Bike Tour because I want to do something for the people who have been diagnosed - and because I want to do everything to prevent more people from learning...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,044
Posted By jl0703

Just converted inch pounds to Nm. 78 inch pounds...

Just converted inch pounds to Nm. 78 inch pounds is 8.812816664 Nm. You should, however chack to ensure the proper torque for YOUR equipment
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,044
Posted By jl0703

On my FSA 0s99 stem and carbon steerer the...

On my FSA 0s99 stem and carbon steerer the recommended torque is 78 inch pounds. being you have a carbon steerer, it is CRITICAL to ensure the torque is correct
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,652,789
Posted By jl0703

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-09, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,078
Posted By jl0703

The holder for my 705 didn't break, but the...

The holder for my 705 didn't break, but the retaining clip on one of the 2 holders which came with the garmin did. Contacted Garmin and they sent me 2 additional mounts for free.
Forum: Commuting
05-29-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,202
Posted By jl0703

On my Trek 7.2fx (Upgarded with a new carbon...

On my Trek 7.2fx (Upgarded with a new carbon fork, XT shifters, brakes, and gearing), my Garmin 705 states an average between 14.5 and 15.7 depending on wind. But, my normal CRUISING speed without...
05-29-09, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By jl0703

Since both are at the lower level of the Shimano...

Since both are at the lower level of the Shimano line, they are pretty much going to give you similar results. That doen't mean that they're not good, but you're not going to get high performance out...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By jl0703

Congratulations on your first commute. Now we...

Congratulations on your first commute. Now we want to hear how your return trip went going UP that hill back home. Welcome and enjoy
Forum: Commuting
05-21-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By jl0703

I would rest, personally. Why risk damaging your...

I would rest, personally. Why risk damaging your knee. I would also get the bike fitted properly. A bad fitting bike is like a bad fitting shoe.
Forum: Commuting
05-21-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,020
Posted By jl0703

I think on tomorrows commute (20 miles RT), I'm...

I think on tomorrows commute (20 miles RT), I'm going to count how many drivers I see talking on their cell phones. I'm expecting this number to be suprisingly high.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,286
Posted By jl0703

The commute today was back to a normal...

The commute today was back to a normal un-eventful trek. I did, however, notice that I rode a bit more cautious on the ride in this morning
Forum: Commuting
05-18-09, 06:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,373
Posted By jl0703

Teewee. I purchased a Trek 7.2fx last year for...

Teewee. I purchased a Trek 7.2fx last year for commuting. It's a great bike, but, after a few months I started upgrading components. That's just me. If you can afford the 7.3fx, or even the 7.5fx, go...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-09, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,286
Posted By jl0703

Glad she's OK. What a trooper not crying in front...

Glad she's OK. What a trooper not crying in front of her father.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By jl0703

These guys can go uphill into the wind faster...

These guys can go uphill into the wind faster than I can go downhill with the wind at my back. LOL Pro cyclists always impress me on their speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-09, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,652,789
Posted By jl0703

Giro Atmos helmet and a Road Morph pump. The Road...

Giro Atmos helmet and a Road Morph pump. The Road Morph, IMO, is THE best portable pump out there
Forum: Commuting
05-18-09, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,286
Posted By jl0703

Usually my cummute is unevenful and drivers are...

Usually my cummute is unevenful and drivers are generally polite, but todays ride home was completely out of the ordinary. Hopefully tomorrow will be back to a normal.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-09, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,286
Posted By jl0703

Dangerous commute today

What a dangerous ride home from work today!! TWICE, almost got creamed by idiots on cell phones in their steel cages. First, on Kennedy Blvd, a women travelling north turns left directly into...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,835
Posted By jl0703

I've ridden about 100 miles, which is a normal...

I've ridden about 100 miles, which is a normal week, but don't worry how many miles anybody else rides. If your just starting out, 30 miles is fine. Your mileage will grow as you improve. Just keep...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By jl0703

Good point by BookFinder. Bike fit is "THE MOST...

Good point by BookFinder. Bike fit is "THE MOST IMPORTANT" thing. A $2000.00 bike will feel like crap if it dosen't fit. Make sure you get fitted at a reputable LBS
Forum: Commuting
05-16-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By jl0703

Look at the Trek 7.3fx or 7.5fx bikes. They're...

Look at the Trek 7.3fx or 7.5fx bikes. They're under 1000.00 and are excellent bikes for what you plan on using it for. I currently have a 7.2fx which I use for commuting and I find it a great bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,445
Posted By jl0703

Hey !!!!!!!! I'm 50, and I'm sure not OLD....

Hey !!!!!!!! I'm 50, and I'm sure not OLD. wel.....maybe compare to a 12 year old
Forum: Commuting
05-15-09, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By jl0703

That was funny. I wish that would happen to me on...

That was funny. I wish that would happen to me on my commute.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 735
Posted By jl0703

Instead of running your finger inside the tire...

Instead of running your finger inside the tire and chance slicing your finger, take a cotton ball and run that around the inside of the tire. If there is any debris, the cotton will stick to it and...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,582
Posted By jl0703

Since we maintain light rail trains, we always...

Since we maintain light rail trains, we always have masks, latex gloves, and hand sanitizer on hand. We've had several workers come down sick, but no reported cases of swine flu. We're in Jersey City
Forum: Commuting
04-20-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,236
Posted By jl0703

I generally commute if the temp is above 40 F. I...

I generally commute if the temp is above 40 F. I PREFER to commute between 70 - 90 F. I also PREFER to ride when it's sunny, but will commute if it's raining, but NOT thunder and lightning
03-11-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By jl0703

Yes. What frankenmike described will hold the...

Yes. What frankenmike described will hold the wheel in place. You should also ensure the drive side is as far back as possible and use the non drive side to center the wheel, as described earlier.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-09, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,902
Posted By jl0703

I've been using this one for 2 years now with no...

I've been using this one for 2 years now with no issues.

http://www.topeak.com/mediafiles/products/614/ (http://www.topeak.com/products/Racks/MTXBeamRackEX)

The topeak DX bag holds quite a...
02-21-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,487
Posted By jl0703

Welcome ChappyNJ. I own the Trek 7.2FX, which I...

Welcome ChappyNJ. I own the Trek 7.2FX, which I use for commuting 20 miles a day. Both bikes are comparable in specs. I haven't had any issues with my Trek and enjoy riding it.

Adding a rack...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-09, 07:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,866
Posted By jl0703

If you closely to the pictures on the auction,...

If you closely to the pictures on the auction, the downtube sticker has an "L", so I'm assuming it a large. Which would be around a 58cm. I have a Giant OCR2 and it's a very good bike.
Forum: Commuting
02-11-09, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,828
Posted By jl0703

Great weather here in Staten Island, NY today....

Great weather here in Staten Island, NY today. All the ice we've had here the past ew weeks has melted and the roads were suprisingly clean. Just a great day to get out and, ride, and enjoy the day
01-26-09, 06:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 965
Posted By jl0703

If AARP reduces their junk mail by 50%, we can...

If AARP reduces their junk mail by 50%, we can balance the federal budget !
01-26-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 965
Posted By jl0703

Hello dcmurf I turned 50 last July and did...

Hello dcmurf

I turned 50 last July and did my first century in September, with two of my sons with me. A very good feeling and accomplishment when family is with you. Now to get the grandkids...
01-13-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By jl0703

I use Park PCS-9. Perfect for doing just about...

I use Park PCS-9. Perfect for doing just about any repair. I have mine setup in my home workshop and it more that serves it purpose.
01-13-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By jl0703

He has an XT 761 RD. That's fine with his...

He has an XT 761 RD. That's fine with his cassette. His problem is most likely a stretched chain with the new cassette
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-08, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By jl0703

I put super glue in, deflated, let it dry...

I put super glue in, deflated, let it dry overnight, smoothe it out, inflate and ride. I got one on my PR3 and after fixing it, you can't even tell there was a cut

Jim
Forum: Commuting
06-20-08, 07:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,850
Posted By jl0703

Here's my route. Notice I go over a bridge, which...

Here's my route. Notice I go over a bridge, which is fine. But on the Jersey side I need to dismount and carry it down 20 steps. There's good city planning. Steps on a bridge bike path. Also, since...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By jl0703

Actually, just by clicking on View this Route in...

Actually, just by clicking on View this Route in 3D (Google Earth) (http://www.mapmyride.com/kml?r=228f17f2a1a2178b4486ba51c14b4307)**

from your website will bring up the route in Google Earth....
05-29-08, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By jl0703

I had a similar noise. The OP says it does NOT...

I had a similar noise. The OP says it does NOT increase with speed. My noise was comming from a loose buckle on my backpack, which made a rythimic sound only when moving. (wind blowing the buckle)....
Forum: Commuting
05-28-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,121
Posted By jl0703

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05-27-08, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By jl0703

Just put a boot on the inside of the tire. I did...

Just put a boot on the inside of the tire. I did this with one of my tires, and it lasted another 1500 miles. Why throw out an otherwise good tire
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